Inflammation & lack of cartilage in my knee was extremely painful. My left leg was amputated, so I relied a lot on this right leg. Orthopedic Doctors recommended Knee replacement surgery. I had nine (9) left leg surgeries before the amputation so I looked to Dr. Adrian for an alternative. AR-Encap daily is amazing. The swelling has decreased. I can SEE my knee & bend it too. I'm so glad that pain is gone. THANKS.
My story starts in the fall of 2012. I had to dig around some railroad ties in our garden because field mice decided to overwinter there. I started to dig and soon had to stop. I was short of breath and had no strength to continue without resting. I was able to complete the job, but only after resting the second time. I didn't think too much about the incident.
In December, I had talked to a friend about upgrading my computer. I planned to walk to his house, about one-half a mile away. I had only walked two blocks and had to stop to rest. The next block was slightly uphill and I knew I could not continue. I had to rest a few minutes before I could return home. I made it halfway to a neighbor's garage. I rested again and then returned home.
I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Adrian and he sent me for a stress test January 14, 2013. The stress test was positive for a significant blockage causing 'ischemia' (low oxygen) to a part of my heart muscle. The doctor who talked to me after the test recommended I begin taking a low dose aspirin and a cardiac catheterization was advised. I visited Dr Adrian on January 16. He did not recommend chelation as a treatment for my condition, because of the blockage discovered in my heart was too symptomatic. I had an appointment with a cardiologist for a few days later so I thought I would have a chelation treatment before I went. After some thought I canceled the appointment with the cardiologist and began chelation therapy, two times a week through July although I had only one in June because of vacation. Chelation treatments during 2013 totaled 41.
We had someone do our lawn and yard work during the summer of 2013. I began walking during the spring of 2013. When I first started, I could only go about a block without resting. Treatments in 1014 were 10. On March 17, I had another stress test and the energy produced was 46% higher than the previous test of January 14, 2013. I resumed doing the yard work, although sometimes I had to rest when mowing the lawn.
Chelation treatment in 2015 were 12 and in 2016 were 10. I will continue chelation every five or six weeks. The only prescribed medication is Imdur (isosorbide mononitrate) - 15 to 60 mg daily. By now I am able to walk about 1.5 miles, usually without stopping. I do take a number of other supplements daily, some Dr Adrian recommended and some self-prescribed.
There is one other great benefit I have received from these treatments. I had cataract surgery on both eyes in early 2011 with very good results. I could see much better than I had in years. But during the early of 2012, I was experiencing distortion of my vision. especial in in my left dominant eye. Oncoming cars seemed to be in my lane and traffic lights were hard to see at a distance. This was because of macular degeneration which was present at the time of the eye surgery, I wore an eye patch and finally a homemade pinhole lens when I was driving. I stopped using the pinhole lens sometime in late 2013. I can now read with my left eye. Supplements I take daily for my eyes are: Lutein - 25mg, Zeaxanthin - 5mg, and Zinc Gluconate - 50mg.
Although we look at illnesses in a negative light, no one would choose to be sick, if it were not for my heart condition and the choosing of chelation instead of a by-pass or stent, I doubt very much that I would be able to see much with my left eye and am sure that I would not be driving. The vision improvement was probably worth the cost of the treatments.
I had to date 73 treatments at a cost of $9395.00 which has enabled me to do most of what I had done in the past as well as having my vision restored. God does provide healing for everyone but His grace is sufficient for all. We need to number our days and be thankful. Contentment does not come automatically. The Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 4.11 NAS Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. May God help us all to learn as Paul did.
Plaque psoriasis starts inside the body. It is caused by an overactive immune system, and appears as flaky, white patches on your body. It is embarrassing and often painful. There is no cure.
I've had psoriasis since puberty but it flared up terribly later in life with the stress associated with my dad's death. The psoriasis that was only on my elbows, hair line and back spread to over 70 percent of each leg. My dermatologist had me on cortisone creams that only masked the problem but never alleviated it. And personally I did not want to take any steroid meds internally because my immune system was not working correctly already, so why tax it even more.
I started seeing Dr. Hohenwarter and he put me on a very strict (at least I thought so at the time) eating regimen. No processed foods, no wheat, no dairy, no to most meats, no sugar. It is quicker to tell you what I could eat—fruits, vegetables and chicken. Out of desperation, I took the plunge and eliminated all processed foods, dairy, sugar and most meats. I only ate fruits, vegetables and chicken. Occasionally I would have fish, even though I was told not to because of the mercury in it. He also put me on several supplements to aid in my recovery.
I stayed on this diet and supplementation for months, not seeing any results at all. But I was determined. After all these years, nothing else had worked so why not stick it out. At the 4 month mark I noticed that my legs were not as itchy as they had been. I continued eating this way. At 6 months, my legs started to clear up. And the results were rapid at this point. Within a very short time, my legs were completely clear. Nothing changed in my life—other than what I ate and the supplements.
At this point Dr. Hohenwarter told me I could start gradually introducing other foods and nuts back into my diet to see what affected my psoriasis. I did start adding nuts but only slowly. They only bothered me if I ate large quantities. I chose to not add many things back in since this way of eating was working and I felt satisfied and healthy.
It has been a few years now and I am still eating this way. Now whenever I cheat and have anything processed (I love bread and it can be my downfall), my right lower leg will itch slightly within a very short time frame. If I continue to eat what I now know is poison for MY body, my right leg will start to show signs of the plaque psoriasis reappearing.
I would like to report that all the psoriasis has disappeared from my body. This is not so however. I still have patchy areas on my elbows and at the base of my neck, along the hair line. I also have red, patchy areas on my back. But my legs (which were the most embarrassing and painful) are clear. Stress is extremely hard on any autoimmune disease but my stress level is about the same. The only real change I made was what I ate and the supplementation.
This is a difficult way to eat—especially when the rest of the family and world are eating anything they want. But if your psoriasis is like mine—painful and embarrassing—eating this way is totally worth it.
P.S. You will not get this advice or support from your regular dermatologist. Because when she saw how the psoriasis on my legs had cleared and asked me what I was doing, her reaction saddened and angered me. Her reaction to my explanation was “well, that is overkill, isn't it?” She totally did not understand the relationship of what we eat to the health of our bodies. She would rather just keep prescribing ineffective and harmful cortisone treatments.
After one visit, went off statin and followed dr's vitamin regime for high cholesterol. Three month check up revealed good counts all around....its working! Also found low D and B12 and addressed that, and feeling MUCH better!!!
THIS DOCTOR CAN DO IT ALL. HE IS AMAZING AND SHANNON IS TOP NOTCH. THIS OFFICE IS PERFECTION