18 Aug Reversing…Not “Treating” Asthma
Paul A. Goldberg, MPH,DC,DACBN,DCBCN
The Goldberg Tener Clinic
Chronic Disease Reversal
I have witnessed both as a health care practitioner and as a Public Health Professor, the rapid increase of asthma in the United States. Asthma has more than doubled in its incidence and prevalence in just over the past thirty years.
Along with Asthma there has been a comparable increase in other allergic/autoimmune disorders such rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative and Crohn’s Disease), ankylosing spondylitis and other autoimmune diseases. This is no mere coincidence. The allergic related disorders e.g., asthma, seasonal allergies (hay fever), urticaria (hives), eczema and eosinophilic esophagitis and the wide array of autoimmune disorders have much in common. I refer to these two groups of illnesses as two sides of the same coin.
In the United States and England, we have seen dramatic increases in all of them simultaneously. All involve increased immune responses to complex, adverse, environmental/ toxic conditions combined with imbalanced nutrition and significant hygienic distortions in the lifestyle of the public. Unfortunately, causal factors are sidelined with the applications of toxic pharmaceuticals such as steroids, “Biological” drugs and other immunosuppressants with an array of serious side effects in conventional medicine and by a plethora of “natural” potions, pills and nostrums by the alternative and so called “functional medicine” crowd. None of these effectively address the array of causal factors behind these disorders. See articles The Problems with Prednisone, The Dangers of Biologics and The Facade of Functional and Alternative Medicine.
The greatest increase in asthma is evidenced in children. It is a frightening experience to see any person let alone a child, gasping for air, unable to transfer life giving oxygen to the cells of their body. Asthma is more than just an annoyance… it can be fatal. It puts a major damper on a child’s life and development that carries into adulthood in many cases. Many of our adult patients seeking help for their allergic and autoimmune issues report to us during their interviews that they had asthma as a child but have since “outgrown it”. Here they are now, however, plagued and diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other Autoimmune Issues. It is my long-standing opinion that their “asthma” has not been outgrown, it simply has transformed its expression, now exhibiting itself differently symptom wise as the person matured.
The child or adult afflicted with asthma often leads a highly compromised life. Normal activities, let alone vigorous physical activities, are often out of the question. Travel, occupational choices, social life and recreational activities can be greatly limited. Frequent visits to the pediatrician, allergy specialist or family physician are common as is the ever-present threat of a major life-threatening asthmatic attack that can result in the need for immediate hospitalization. Life becomes limited and ongoing medications such as prednisone and albuterol become a way of life. Children may be thwarted in their normal development not only by the disease itself but also by the drugs they become dependent upon.
The Bio-Hygienic Re-Creation System™
An Effective Approach to Reversing Asthma and Other Allergic/Autoimmune Disorders
A lifetime of affliction rarely, if ever, need be the case. There are causal factors behind asthma and related conditions. The steep increase of asthma in just the past thirty years, particularly in the United States and other Western Nations, points to environmental and lifestyle factors. Rather than simply “diagnosing” the patient with asthma followed by the routine application of ongoing drugs or in Alternative Medicine/Functional Medicine Circles by a litany of herbs, supplements and other treatments, identifying the causal factors responsible in each person’s case is essential. This should be followed by addressing those factors directly. This is what the Goldberg Bio-Hygienic Re-Creation SystemTM involves, employing Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Nutrition, Toxicology and Hygienic Reform tailored to the individual needs of the patient.
Every patient diagnosed with asthma is different from the next and therefore a highly individualized approach is essential. This requires doing the diligent work of conducting a thorough case history, ferreting out all pertinent information from the time of the patient’s birth along with the family history. A physical examination follows along with appropriate standard and functional laboratory studies performed by competent labs and interpreted and applied correctly to the patient at hand. This is part and parcel of a solid patient work up. It requires time, effort and thorough detective work, not simply a diagnosis of symptoms and standardized “treatments”.
Reversing… NOT Treating Asthma
It is our goal, not to treat the patient’s disease but to reverse it. To create a healthier biochemistry taking into consideration all the potential contributing factors that led to the patient being ill. Thorough detective work and applying the disciplines we have training and experience in e.g., Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Public Health Toxicology, Bio-Mechanics, Neurology, Immunology and Hygiene all come into play.
Different causes are at play with different patients. There is no one size fits all program. Asthma can be a complex issue but with proper identification of causes and a cooperative patient, improvements often occur rapidly. The video interview shown below with a patient from our clinic illustrates the excellent clinical outcomes that are possible.
It is our long experience that when the patient with asthma employs a Bio-Hygienic Re-Creation ProgramTM directed to the specific causes identified in their case, that a healthy, comfortable life can become the new reality.
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