Functional Doctor

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Functional Doctor

The Tucson temperature is beating myself and Keith pretty hard.  Over 100 degrees every day. Its been 112 & up this week alone. Keith working on rooftops and were barely keeping utilities from being shut off. Heroic at the least.

My body is not responding well. New pains and weirdness.  Im unsure whats happening to my body. My neurologist is begging me to begin a new drug. a pill form of MS treatment call Tecfidera. My Gallbladder and Liver are in dire condition from the Rebif injections and infusions and various other Pharma’s…I’m doing a Gallbladder/Liver cleanse of Apple Juice (yum) and Olive Oil (yuck).

I’ve been unable to do my Tai Chi, yoga, Body rolling etc.and all the good things that help make me feel that much better… because I’ve been pretty much doubled over in pain the last 2 weeks.  I’m hoping the Liver and Gallbladder cleanse will help but it may take a while and several times over to do it.  The creator of the cleanse, Moritz said in one interview how were told the body is attacking itself with cancer and MS etc but he believes that the body is actually buying us time to repair the damage thats being done to it. The body does not try to kill itself. I love that.  Toxins and what not that we eat or administer to our bodies on the other hand get filtered through the liver and gallbladder and that takes a lickin’. It really does make sense when you think about it.

Today they announced a new study that they believe is a huge breakthrough for MS treatment. Again this treatment is an exact opposite approach to the drug my neurologist wants me to start.  It’s so hard to know what the right thing to do is.  Greed with the Pharmas make it difficult to discern what is the best treatment. Do they really know what they’re doing? Doubtful. My faith in medicine has never been good.  Yet I’m finding it harder and harder to know where to draw the line of trust.

If I broke my leg I would know to go to the hospital and trust they know how to repair it.  Where do you draw that line of trust?  My friend, a nurse, said his motto is theres a question of whether or not you should go to the emergency room…then you should go. I’ve always felt if you have to question it then you shouldn’t go. I’m really not sure which is right. For me it used to be a matter of money, insurance and well is it necessary. Now that I have NO Doubt I need help. I mean, I know I need help. I’m really not entirely sure I trust just anybody to shoot me full of whatever they think might help that week at whatever cost to the rest of my system.

Dr. Terry Wahl was in a wheelchair for years with MS. By eating right and exercising she healed herself completely. I have been using her as a role model. She wrote me and told me I need to get myself a good “Functional Medicine” Doctor. I never heard of this before. In looking into it I’ve found it is exactly what Im looking for. A medical doctor that believes in the importance of nutrition and treats the entire person not just symptoms and disease.  I’ve begun searching for one but again, without any form of medical insurance I simply cannot afford to see anyone.  I hope that soon won’t be an issue anymore.  Luckily I have my sister Laura feeding me her knowledge and wisdom and helping me day to day until I can get a handle on this.

As for this stinking desert heat. Keith and I are looking seriously at Oregon. Cross your fingers and say a prayer for us!

We still have faith.