Severe Joint Pain, Fatigue, Constipation | November 2016
Michelle came to the Goldberg Clinic in July 2016 suffering with severe Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue and Constipation. Her joint pain significantly interfered in her day to day life and made it difficult for her to perform basic tasks. Michelle reports 90% overall improvement since coming to the Goldberg Clinic. Her laboratory studies (CRP and Sedimentation Rate) show a substantial reduction in overall inflammation (see before/after below).
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The C-Reactive Protein and Sedimentation Rate are blood markers used to measure systemic inflammation. They are commonly elevated in patients suffering with Arthritis and Autoimmune Disorders. These tests are employed at the Goldberg Clinic to monitor patient progress. Michelle's initial readings were significant elevated as seen below. Follow up testing revealed a substantial reduction in both markers, with the CRP normalizing entirely.
C-Reactive Protein and Sedimentation Rate (BEFORE 6/9/16)
C-Reactive Protein and Sedimentation Rate (AFTER 9/30/16)
Case Study: Crohn's Disease | November 2016
Viriato came to the Goldberg Clinic in July 2016 with a Medical diagnosis of Crohn's Disease. His Gastroenterologist prescribed Remicaide, Entyvio and 6MP to suppress his symptoms but his condition gradually worsened over time. Viriato reports 80% improvement in his overall health since beginning care at the Goldberg Clinic.
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BEFORE/AFTER LAB WORK: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that often underlies chronic gastrointestinal symptoms of mal-digestion and malabsorption, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, irregularity, and abdominal pain. It is frequently associated with allergic, autoimmune, and gastrointestinal disorders including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's/Colitis).
A Bacterial Overgrowth Test was conducted in Viriato's case as part of his evaluation. The test is performed by taking breath samples over a two hour period. Elevations in hydrogen and methane gas in the breath are indicative of bacterial overgrowth and fermentation in the gastrointestinal tract.
Viriato's initial test result (below and left) revealed a severe bacterial overgrowth. This contributed to digestive disturbances, inflammation and autoimmunity in his case. His new test (below and right) shows substantial improvement which is consistent with the many positive changes he reports in his overall health since coming to the Goldberg Clinic.
Case Study: Joint Pain, Severe Fatigue, High Cholesterol November 2016
Donna came to the Goldberg Clinic in June 2016 suffering with Severe Joint Pain, Chronic Fatigue and High Cholesterol. She had previously been to Medical and Alternative Medical Physicians who prescribed drugs and numerous supplements without success. Donna is now pain free, reports improved energy and her follow up laboratory test (see below) shows a healthy, normal cholesterol level without drugs. As an added bonus of improving her health, Donna lost 13 pounds.
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Before/After Cholesterol Levels
The Goldberg Clinic Fourth Annual Fall Gathering was a special day. Once again we were blessed with beautiful Fall weather with sunny skies and fresh, crisp, country air. A mixture of patients, students, colleagues and friends enjoyed a variety of delicious organic soups and pies, fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grain pastries, cider, etc. while socializing inside and outside the Goldberg Clinic Retreat Center in Brooks, Georgia. Special thanks to our Office Manager, Susan Kallenbach, for helping host the event and her fantastic and exquisite raw pumpkin and apple/pear pies and to Bianca Baltodano for her famous Raw Cashew Dip and for helping set up the event. Special Thanks also to Jessica Tener for her great natural pastries, for her help in preparing for the event and for being a gracious hostess.
Of special note was the over the top fun Line Dancing arranged by our good friend Ms. Inez Thomas who brought in her friends Gary and Yolanda (and a couple of other friends who were fantastic dancers) who set us up outside with a Line Dancing Event that many of our guests participated in and had great fun. (See video to the right).
We once again had the Apple Bobbing Contest and the Annual Foosball Contest which attracted some most enthusiastic participants.
Dr. Tener and I wish to thank all of you who came and enjoyed the day with us. Many of you drove a good distance to come to the party and each and every one of you were a delight to host for this very memorable day.