Autoimmune and Allergic Disorders
Autoimmune/allergic disorders cause great suffering. Pain, disability, fatigue, loss of work and social life are all problems patients must endure, in addition to numerous side effects that are caused by utilizing medical pharmaceuticals.
A serious error made by both medical and many “alternative/complementary” practitioners is to address the patient’s disease name rather than the individual nature of the patient them-self. Even where two patients have the same medical diagnosis (e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's/Colitis, Psoriasis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Diabetes) it is important to analyze each person as an individual to see what is occurring in their case.
To reverse autoimmune/allergic disorders requires hard work by doctor and patient. These are conditions in which no part of the patient’s family and medical history, lifestyle or biochemistry can be overlooked. How encouraging for the patient, however, is the new attitude and reality that reversing these condition can occur and a life of continuing disability and endless suffering need not be the case.
Related articles by the Goldberg Clinic:
1) Ankylosing Spondylitis and Other Autoimmune Disorders
2) Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis
3) Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastritis and Colitis
4) Allergies: Obtain Real Improvement Rather than Treating Symptoms
5) Tackling Inflammatory Bowel Disease
6) Problems with Prednisone: Why Inflammation is Not the Enemy
7) The Dangers of Biological Drugs (part I)
8) The Dangers of Biological Drugs (part II)
Recent Case Studies
Many of the patients whose cases are presented below had been to medical physicians and under drug therapy which failed to bring about improvement in the their condition and generally resulted in a further decline in the patient’s state of health.
The following case studies include those who have been medically diagnosed with a variety of autoimmune/allergic disorders including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Lupus, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Psoriasis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, etc. Improvements in each case resulted from addressing causal factors and employing health promoting nutritional and hygienic steps not through the treatment of any medical condition. Every patient is different and results may vary from patient to patient.
Causes Identified. Causes Addressed. Health Restored.
Case #1: Severe Hives, Allergies, Fatigue, Anxiety | August 2017
Grier came to the Goldberg Clinic suffering from Hives and Severe Allergies. He had taken numerous courses of Steroids prescribed by his Medical Physician but his condition worsened over time.
Grier is now off steroids, his hives and allergic reactions have disappeared, he's lost 25 pounds and his energy is greatly improved.
Case #2: Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) | March 2018
Alex (11 years old) came to the Goldberg Clinic suffering with severe digestive and allergic issues. He had seen eleven different Medical Doctors at four different hospitals prior to coming to the Goldberg Clinic and was given numerous medications including Atarax, Prilosec, Tylenol, Antibiotics and Benedryl. His condition worsened while on the medications. Alex is now drug free and in excellent health. See Alex's story in the video to the left and also in a hand written account by his mother which can be seen here.
Case #3: Severe Allergies, Asthma, Flu Vaccine Reaction | May 2018
John came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2017 suffering from severe Asthma and Allergies that were triggered by a flu vaccine he received in 2003. Between 2003 and 2016, he saw over twenty Medical Doctors and received numerous drugs and treatments including Prednisone, Singulair, Advair, Albuterol, rescue inhalers, nebulizers, ant-acids and a slew of supplements and alternative remedies (see picture of John's previous treatments). John's condition worsened over time. Since coming to the Goldberg Clinic in 2017, John's health and function have improved tremendously. He no longer needs a rescue inhaler or the nebulizer which he had previously used three times a day. John's overall dependency on pharmaceuticals has reduced by over 80%.
hsCRP is a marker of systemic inflammation commonly elevated in patients with allergies and autoimmune disorders. A normal, healthy HsCRP reading is less than 3.0. John's HsCRP was 6.1 indicating a high level of inflammation. It is now 1.6 which is well within the normal, healthy range.
Case #4: Chronic Skin Breakouts, Autoimmune Alopecia Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Chronic Allergies | June 2017
Kristy presented with a variety of autoimmune/allergic health issues. She had taken numerous drugs prescribed by her MD including steroids and ant-acids but her condition worsened over time.
Kristy reports 80-90% overall improvement in her health since coming to the Goldberg Clinic. Her skin is clear, her hair has regrown and her allergic tendencies have reduced substantially. She is drug free.
Case #5: Seasonal Allergies, Acid Reflux, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Thyroidectomy | May 2016
Madison came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 with a medical diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. She was also suffering with chronic indigestion, acid reflux, fatigue and seasonal allergies. Her Medical Physicians prescribed numerous drugs including steroids and ant-acids without improvement in her condition. At the Goldberg Clinic, a thorough evaluation was performed and an individualized program was developed for Madison to follow. Madison reports 80% overall improvement in her health in just 4 months.
See Madison's medical history below.
Madison's Medical History
2010: Goiter on Thyroid detected. Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.
2010: Thyroidectomy. Hormone replacement (Levothyroxine) prescribed.
2011: Diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
2011: Surgical dilation of esophagus three times due to strictures. Prescribed Flovent and Prevacid.
2013: Began experiencing rashes and hives. Prescribed steroids.
2015: Hospitalized for one week due to yeast infection in the esophagus caused by Flonase/steroid treatment.
2015: Yeast infection treated with Diflucan and Nystatin. Madison's overall health continues to worsen.
January 2016: Madison comes to the Goldberg Clinic.
May 2016: Madison reports 80% overall improvement in her condition.
Case #6: Rheumatoid Arthritis | November 2017
Therese was diagnosed medically with Rheumatoid Arthritis and prescribed immunosuppressant drugs including Prednisone and NSAID's. The pain she experienced was debilitating making it difficult for her to walk and perform daily activities. One year after beginning care at the Goldberg Clinic, Therese reports 80-90% improvement. She is drug free. Her HsCRP lab test (inflammatory marker) is now normal (see below).
hsCRP is a marker of systemic inflammation commonly elevated in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. A normal, healthy HsCRP reading is less than 3.0.
Case #7: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastritis & Severe Allergies | January 2014Be
Graham (8 years old) came to the Goldberg Clinic with medical diagnoses of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastritis and severe allergies. He had previously been treated medically with numerous medications including Macrodantin, Prednisone, Amitryptiline, Prevacid, Flovent, Hydrocodone, Concerta, Carafate, Gaviscon, Mirilax, Tums, Hyocosamine, Zantac and Neurontin. His symptoms worsened while on medications. The patient is now drug free and his mother reports 99% improvement in her son's condition. His inflammatory markers (CRP and Sedimentation Rate) have completely normalized (see below)
Before CRP and Sedimentation Rate (Inflammatory Markers)
After CRP and Sedimentation Rate (Inflammatory Markers)
Case #8: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fatigue | September 2017
Before consulting with Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Tener, I had been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for about 10 years. Rheumatologists have suggested steroidal medications and others (methotrexate and Humira) throughout to prevent more damage. Even with this, I found myself bedridden with pain emerging from any kind of movement and not to mention the progressive side effects such as acid reflux, hair falling out and mood swings. Eventually, I got fed up with the medications,
I tried to give alternative medicine a try which ultimately, was of no help.
Finally, I found the Goldberg Clinic with persistent research on the internet. Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Tener found what other doctors neglected and it was the root cause of my problem and within 6 months, I was able to stop all the previous medications I had been taking before. I am now drug free, I feel great with no pain and I have more energy. Not only have Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Tener changed my disease state but they have also taught me how to live a healthy lifestyle with a balance of mind and body.
Thank you Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Tener.
Case #9: Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout | June 2016
Dana came to the Goldberg Clinic in early 2016 with medical diagnoses of Psoriatic Arthritis and Gout. His Rheumatologist recommended prescribed steroids (Prednisone) but his health continued to deteriorate. In this video, Dana shares his experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement he has made while under our care. He is now drug free and he reports a reduction in his overall pain by 90%.
One Year Follow Up | April 2017
Dana returned to the clinic one year after his initial visit for a follow up appointment. He continues to do well and his inflammatory markers are still normal and healthy (see below).
Case #10 Ankylosing Spondylitis, Overweight | March 2016
Umar came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2016 with a medical diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis. His symptoms made it difficult for him to ambulate and accomplish normal daily activities. His Medical Physician prescribed Prednisone and pain killers but his condition worsened over time under medical care. At the Goldberg Clinic, a thorough evaluation was performed and an individualized program was developed for Umar to follow. Umar has experienced a substantial reduction in his pain and has shown improved mobility under our care. He is now drug free.
Case #11: Ankylosing Spondylitis, High Blood Pressure, Fatigue | August 2015
Steve came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 with medical diagnoses of Ankylosing Spondylitis, High Blood Pressure and Chronic Fatigue. His Rheumatologist recommended treatment with Humira, but Steve refused. In this video, Steve shares his experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement he has made while under our care. He is now drug free, pain free and his blood pressure is normal.
Case #12: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Digestive Issues | July 2015
Grace came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 with a Medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She had previously been treated with Methotrexate, Steroids and Remicaide, all of which resulted in unwanted side effects. In this video, Grace shares her experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement she has made while under our care. She is now drug free.
Case #13: Rheumatoid Arthritis | May 2017
Andy was diagnosed medically with Rheumatoid Arthritis and prescribed numerous drugs by his Rheumatologist including steroids and methotrexate. The pain he experienced was debilitating. Approximately one and half years after beginning care at the Goldberg Clinic, Andy is pain and symptom free and off all drugs. He reports feeling healthier than he has in 25 years.
Case #14: Uncontrolled Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Obesity
Marji came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 with medical diagnoses of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Triglycerides, Heart Disease, Obesity and Chronic Fatigue. Her medical physicians prescribed 10 different drugs for her to take. In this video, Marji shares his experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement she has made while under our care. Before/after lab work below.
Case #15: Psoriatic Arthritis | March 2013
Joe presented with a medical diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. A comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for the Joe to follow. In just two weeks, Joe has experienced significant improvements in both his skin lesions and arthritic symptoms.
LAB WORK BEFORE AND AFTER: HSCRP IS A MEASURE OF SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION. PATIENT'S RESULT DROPPED FROM 10.7 TO 3.0 IN JUST UNDER 6 MONTHS (NORMAL <3). THE PATIENT IS DRUG FREE.
Case Study #16: Crohn's Disease | April 2017
Roberta came to the Goldberg Clinic in November 2016 after being hospitalized and diagnosed with Crohn's Disease by a Medical Gastroenterologist. Her lab work at the time showed a C-Reactive Protein of 123.5 which indicates a very high level of inflammation (normal <10.0). The Gastroenterologist recommended Immuno-supressant drugs but Roberta declined.
After 6 months of care at the Goldberg Clinic, Roberta is asymptomatic, drug free and reports feeling well overall. Her C-Reactive Protein is now normal and her recent MRI (see below) from February 2017 shows a "resolution of colonic inflammation" and "no active inflammatory changes." (Click here to see lab work).
Case #17: Allergies, Asthma, Chronic Migraine Headaches Fatigue
Peter came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 having suffered with asthma, allergies, chronic migraine headaches and fatigue. His symptoms made it difficult for him to attend school and engage in normal daily activities. After just 3 months of care, Peter reports 90% overall improvement in his condition. He is drug free.
HsCRP is a measure of systemic inflammation. Peter's level of inflammation was elevated initially at 3.7. It is now well within normal limits at 1.5.
Case #18: Rheumatoid Arthritis | March 2013
Zelda presented with a medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She had previously been treated medically with Enbrel, Prednisone and Methotrexate as per her Rheumatologist. Her symptoms worsened while on the medications. After 2 months of care, Zelda is drug free and has experienced significant improvements in her symptoms. As a result of getting healthy, she has lost 25 pounds.
Case #19: Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease | August 2013
Matt came to the Goldberg Clinic from Chicago with medical diagnoses of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. He had previously been treated medically with Biological Drugs (Enbrel, Remicaide) and Prednisone as per his Gastroenterologist. After 3 months of care, Matt is drug free and reports a 70% improvement in his symptoms.
Letter from Matt 1 year later:
Hi Dr. Tener,
It has been such a long time since I've updated you on how I am doing. I guess the reason I haven't been in touch with you sooner is that I haven't needed to! This summer I was working in Santa Barbara and had a great time.
I had also mentioned to you a while back that I was hoping to get a job at Juilliard in NYC. I did end up getting that job and just moved here two weeks ago. I can honestly say that one of the biggest contributing factors to me getting better was working. When I am busy is when I seem to do best.
Thank you so much for the tools that you and Dr. Goldberg gave me. Now that I am getting settled I can cook for myself now much more and hope to continue to make progress. I finally feel like I have some control over my health and life. It's almost hard to remember how just one year ago I wasn't even able to leave my house.
Hope you are well!
Case #20: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Digestive Issues, Depression, Hypertension | April 2015
Linda came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 having been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Depression and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive work-up was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for Linda to follow. After 4 months of care, Linda is drug free and has reports an 85% overall improvement in her condition. As a result of getting healthy, she has lost 20 pounds.
Case #21: Ulcerative Colitis | January 2016
The Goldberg Clinic changed my life, and I will be forever grateful!
It was one year ago (January 2015) that I had my initial visit at The Goldberg Clinic. After about five months of care I really started noticing my body healing and getting healthier. I could tell that the chemistry of my body changed. I am now blessed to be pregnant with my first child and I have had an immaculate pregnancy! No sickness, no pains, no aches, and I know that it is because I am drug-free and living healthfully!
Read the full letter from Suzanne and view her before/after lab work here.
Case #22: Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis | November 2015
Jonathon presented with a medical diagnosis of Crohn's Disease. He had previously been treated medically with repeated rounds of steroids and had two surgeries to remove portions of his intestines. At his initial with us he was very depleted and weighed only 115 pounds at 6 foot 2 inches tall. Jonathon is now drug free and has had no surgeries since beginning care with us in 2013. His digestive function has improved considerably which has allowed him to gain nearly 40 pounds. See full case study with before/after lab work.
Case #23: Lupus, Joint Pain, Fatigue, Digestive Issue | September 2014
Christina presented with a medical diagnosis of Lupus. Her symptoms included joint pain, skin rashes, fatigue and digestive discomfort. After just five months, her symptoms have resolved entirely and she is drug free.
Case #24: Ulcerative Colitis | July 2015
Gianella came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 with a Medical diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. She had previously been treated with laxatives, steroids and Biological drugs which resulted in unwanted side effects and the progressive worsening of her condition. In this video, Gianella shares her experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement she has made while under our care. She is now drug free.
Case #25 Patient Letter Psoriatic Arthritis | February 12, 2015
Dear Dr. Goldberg,
I want to update you on our daughter. When she came to you in 2006-7, she was suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis. She had quit dating, thinking she would never have a life. Today, I am happy to tell you, she is wonderful. She finished her PhD program at University of Texas (pharmaco-epidemiology) and is married (see picture attached). I have wanted to write you for years. She continues to follow your advice. You gave her back her life and I will be forever grateful. Thank you and may God continue to use you.
PS. She called in early September, crying, saying, " Mom, I don't hurt! I don't hurt!" I still cry when I think about it.
Case #26: Muscle Weakness, Fatigue, Weight Gain | 2014
Dennis presented with progressive muscle weakness, chronic fatigue and weight gain. Muscle weakness began after taking Zocor, a statin drug prescribed by his Medical Doctor to lower cholesterol (see article/video "The Dangers of Statin Drugs". Lab studies revealed significant elevation of Creatine Kinase, an enzyme reflective of muscle damage when elevated. In just a few months, Dennis's Creatine Kinase level has dropped over 50%, his energy has improved considerably and he has lost 24 pounds.
Case #27: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | October 2014
Candy presented with medical diagnoses of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Fatigue. She had previously been treated medically by her Rheumatologist with Steroid injections, Methotrexate and Celebrex. Her symptoms worsened while on medications. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive workup was performed and key underlying factors were identified. After 5 months of care, Candy is drug free and reports 80% overall improvement.
Case #28 | August 2015 | Rheumatoid Arthritis
August 25th, 2015
Dear Dr. Tener:
I wanted to let you all know how I'm doing and the results of my latest labs that my family doctor has ordered. My weight has stabilized around 125-127. Labs drawn on 8/12/15 shows RA 8.9 with reference 0.0-13.9 and anti-ccp G/A is <1 with negative being <20. Total cholesterol 158, ldl 87, hdl 53. Vit D level 71.3 and Vit B12 level 848.
A big THANK YOU to the Goldberg Clinic for pointing me in the right direction!!!
Case #29: Diabetes, Hypertension, Weight Gain | May 2014
Lisa presented to The Goldberg Clinic in August 2013 with a medical diagnosis of Type II Diabetes. Her fasting blood sugar readings dropped from 252 mg/dl (on medication) to 86 mg/dl (off medication) while under our care. She lost 16 pounds, her energy improved and her blood sugar is consistently within normal limits without medication.
7/25/13 HEMOGLOBIN A1C = 11.4 (NORMAL <6.0)
11/18/13 HEMOGLOBIN A1C 5.9 (NORMAL <6.0).
NOTE HSCRP (INFLAMMATORY MARKER) REDUCED FROM 5.7 BACK INTO THE NORMAL RANGE AT 2.1)
Case #30: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis | March 2013
Trinna presented with a medical diagnosis of Hypothyroidism; Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. She was taking Synthroid as per her Endocrinologist to treat her condition (see Dr. Goldberg's article regarding the dangers of Synthroid and other thyroid replacements). After eight months of care, Trinna's Thyroid function has normalized, her energy levels have improved and she has ceased taking Synthroid.
Case #30: Multiple Sclerosis | June 2011
Susan presented with a Medical diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, which was confirmed by MRI. A comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for the patient to follow. Susan's symptoms resolved entirely within 3 months. At her 1 year follow-up visit, she remains symptom free, drug free, and in excellent health.
Case #31: Proteinuria, Hematuria (Blood/Protein in the urine), Psoriasis, Back Pain | June 2014
Garrett presented with a 10 year history of Proteinuria and Hematuria as well as Psoriasis and Back Pain. In just 30 days, Garrett's urine was free of protein and blood (confirmed by Urinalysis). His Psoriasis has shown considerable improvement and his back pain has resolved.
18 Month Follow Up | November 2015
Garrett returned to the clinic 18 months after his initial visit for a follow up appointment. His urine is still free of blood and protein, his Psoriasis continues to improve and his back pain is still resolved.
Case #32 Rheumatoid Arthritis, Severe Migraine Headaches | February 2013
Rushawn presented with a medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She had previously been treated medically with Prednisone (corticosteroids) which was prescribed by her Rheumatologist. After 5 months of care at the Goldberg Clinic, Rushawn is drug free and has experienced significant improvements in her symptoms.
BEFORE/AFTER LAB WORK: HSCRP is a measure of systemic inflammation. Patient's result reduced from 11.6 to 2.6 (normal). The patient is drug free.
Case #33: Ulcerative Colitis | August 2013
Alung came to see us from Canada with a medical diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. She had previously been treated medically with Steroids as per her Gastroenterologist. After 6 months of care at The Goldberg Clinic, Alung is drug free and reports an 80% improvements in her symptoms.
BEFORE/AFTER LAB WORK: HSCRP IS A MEASURE OF SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION (normal < 3)
Case #34: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis | December 2013
Anderson received a medical diagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. He had previously been treated medically with steroids and oral antibiotics as per his Rheumatologist. After 2 months of care at The Goldberg Clinic, Anderson is drug free and has improved significantly.
Case #35: Multiple Sclerosis, Hives, Allergies, Difficulty Concentrating, Overweight
Gail presented to The Goldberg Clinic in June 2012 with a medical diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Her symptoms improved significantly in just 3 months. At the 3-month follow up visit, she lost 30 pounds, her hives resolved entirely, and she reported significant improvement in her MS symptoms and overall well-being.
Case #36: Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Acid Reflux, Chronic Fatigue | January 2012
Jimmy presented to The Goldberg Clinic in January 2012 with a medical diagnoses of Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Acid Reflux and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Jimmy's blood sugar dropped from 441 mg/dl to 139 mg/dl in just 48 hours under our care. At the 1-month follow up visit, he had lost 12 pounds, his energy improved and his blood sugar was consistently within normal limits without medication.