The following case studies include those who have been medically diagnosed with gastrointestinal disorders including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis), Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gallstones, GERD (Acid Reflux), Chronic Indigestion, etc. 

Also see related articles by the Goldberg Clinic:
1) Tackling Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2) Bacterial Overgrowth of the Small Intestine (SIBO)
3) The Critical Role of the GI Tract in Systemic Illness
4) Problems with Prednisone: Why Inflammation is Not the Enemy
5) The Dangers of Biological Drugs (part I)
6) The Dangers of Biological Drugs (part II)
7)  How Ant-Acids Wreck Your Health
8) A Radio Interview with Dr. Goldberg: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Case Study 1: Severe Chronic Constipation, Bloating, Fatigue, Headaches | September 2017

Kelsey came to the Goldberg Clinic from North Carolina suffering with chronic constipation, bloating, headaches and fatigue. She was told by her Gastroenterologist that she would need to use laxatives for the rest of her life. 

Kelsey's bowels are now moving regularly without laxatives and her headaches and fatigue are thing of the past! 

See video interview with Kelsey to the left and a written testimonial of her experience below. 



"I went to see Dr. Goldberg and Tener back in May 2017. I was referred to them by my Chiropractor for chronic constipation, fatigue, bloating, and headaches. I have always had constipation issues since I was a baby. I have always required ampule amount of laxatives to get relief ever since I was a baby. It has been a long road and all doctors kept telling me was that I was going to be on medicine the rest of my life which was very heartbreaking to hear considering I am only 24. Within a couple of months of lifestyle changes and working with Dr. Tener on a weekly basis I am completely laxative free, fatigue free, headache free, and bloating free. I have lost 14 lbs. and 3% of my body fat. Going to see Dr. Tener and Dr. Goldberg was the best decision I have ever made. I feel the best I have ever felt and have plenty of energy. I could never thank these two professionals enough for the opportunities they have provided me with!!"

-Kelsey Fann


Case Study #2: 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 Study #3: 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% overall improvement in his overall health since beginning care at the Goldberg Clinic.

See Viriato's before/after lab work here.


Case #4: Chronic Indigestion, Chronic Fatigue, Hormonal Imbalances, Acne| May 2016

Jillian presented with a long history of chronic health issues. She had seen numerous Physicians over a 20 year period and took numerous drugs, treatments and therapies without success. Her symptoms worsened over time. In just 3 months, Jillian reports 70-80% overall improvement in her health. She is drug free. 


Case #5: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis) | August 2013

Patient came to the Goldberg Clinic from Chicago with medical diagnoses of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The patient had previously been treated medically with Enbrel, Remicaide and Prednisone as per his Gastroenterologist. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive workup was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for the patient to follow. After 3 months, the patient is drug free and reports a 70% improvement in his symptoms. 

Letter from patient one year later:

August 2014

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! 

Matt


Case #6: Crohn's Disease | December 2014

Patient presented with a medical diagnosis of Crohn's Disease. The patient had previously been treated medically with repeated rounds of steroids. Her symptoms worsened over time and her Medical Doctor recommended surgery to remove a portion of her intestines. The patient declined. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. The patient is drug free and her symptoms have improved significantly. 

 


Case #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Chronic Digestive Issues, Depression, Headaches, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Overweight | November 2015

Andy presented with chronic digestive issues, depression, headache, chronic fatigue and sleep apnea. He had previously had numerous medical tests and exams and was prescribed drugs including antidepressants. Andy is now drug free and reports 100% improvement in his symptoms in just 60 days. In the process of improving his health, he has lost 23 pounds. 


Case #11: Chronic Indigestion, Eczema, Chronic Fatigue, Joint Pain, Depression | July 2015

Jenni is an 43 year old female that presented with a variety of symptoms including gas, bloating, fatigue, eczema, joint pain and depression. In just 4 months, the she reports complete reversal of her symptoms and a much improved quality of life. In the process of getting well, she lost 12 pounds and her inflammatory index normalized (see pre/post lab work below). Click here to see Dr. Tener's comments on the case.

Pre/Post Laboratory Study

HsCRP is a marker of inflammation. The patient's result was elevated initially and is now excellent at 0.1. 


Case #12: Chronic Digestive Issue (Gallbladder), Acne, Eczema, Chronic Fatigue, Urinary Tract Infections | April 2014

Patient presented with chronic Digestive Issues, Acne, Eczema, Chronic Fatigue and Urinary Tract Infections. The patient had previously been treated medically with repeated rounds of antibiotics. Her symptoms worsened over time. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive workup was performed and key underlying factors were identified. The patient is now drug free and reports 90% improvement in her condition. See Dr. Tener's article "Lessons for Recovery" for further analysis of the case.


Case #13: Constipation | April 2016

Isabella presented with a medical diagnosis of chronic constipation (bowel movements once every 10-12 days) for which she was prescribed laxatives by her Pediatrician. Isabella is now having regular bowel movements without the use of laxatives. She is drug free and in excellent health.  


Case #14: Digestive Issues, Joint Pain, DeQuervian's Tendonitis, Overweight | November 2015

Henry presented with a variety of symptoms including joint pain and indigestion. The patient had previously been treated medically with steroids which helped him only temporarily. When his symptoms returned soon after, he was recommended to have surgery by a hand specialist in Atlanta. In just 30 days, Henry's joint/tendon pain has resolved, his digestion has improved and he has lost 20 pounds. He is no longer scheduled to have surgery and he is drug free. 


Case #15: Constipation, Low Testosterone, Weight Gain, Fatigue | March 2017

Tony presented with medical diagnoses Low Testosterone, Fatigue and Constipation. His bowels were moving just once every 10 days. Since coming to the Goldberg Clinic, Tony lost 28 pounds and 6% body fat, his energy has improved greatly and his bowels are moving regularly. 


Case #16: Acid Reflux, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Pre-Diabetic, Chronic Fatigue, Overweight |

Ellen came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 in poor health. She had previously been treated with ant acids and anti-hypertensive drugs by her Medical Physician. In this video, Ellen shares her experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement she has made while under our care. She has lost 40 pounds and reports 99% overall improvement in her symptoms.  


Case #17: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Depression, Chronic Fatigue, Weight Gain, Joint Pain | February 2014

Patient is an 23 year old female that presented with medical diagnoses of Depression, IBS and Chronic Fatigue. At the Goldberg Clinic, 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. The patient reports complete reversal of her symptoms and a much improved quality of life. 


Case #18: Ulcerative Colitis | August 2013

Patient came to see us from Canada with a medical diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. The patient had previously been treated medically with Steroids as per her Gastroenterologist. After 6 months of care at The Goldberg Clinic, the patient is drug free and reports an 80% improvements in her symptoms. 

HSCRP (A MEASURE OF SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION) DROPPED FROM 6.4 TO 1.0 IN JUST OVER 6 MONTHS (NORMAL <3).  THE PATIENT IS DRUG FREE.


Case #19: Chronic Digestive Issues, Hormonal Imbalances, Weight Gain, Joint Pain | July 2013

Patient presented with chronic Digestive Issues, Hormonal Imbalances, Joint Pain and Weight Gain. At the Goldberg Clinic, 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. After just five months, the patient's symptoms have resolved, she has lost 40 pounds and she looks and feels 20 years younger.


Case #20: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastritis, Severe Allergies | January 2014

Patient is an 8 year old male that presented with medical diagnoses of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastritis and severe allergies. The patient 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. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive workup was performed and key underlying factors were identified. The patient is now drug free and his mother reports 99% improvement in her son's condition. See before/after lab work: Click Here.


Case #21: Acid Reflux (GERD), Digestive Issues, Skin Issues | January 2013

Patient presented with a medical diagnosis of GERD (acid reflux). 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. The patient reports significant improvements in both her digestive issues and skin issues. The patients is longer taking acid blockers. (For more information on the hazardous effects of ant-acids, watch our video here: How Ant-Acids Wreck Your Health)


Case #22: Digestive Issues and ADHD | August 2014

Patient presented with a medical diagnosis ADHD along with digestive issues. The patient's Pediatrician recommended Ritalin to help control his behavior which his parents refused. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. After 3 weeks of care, the patient's mother reports significant improvement in his behavior and resolution of his digestive complaints. 


Case #23: Digestive Issues and Chronic Migraine Headaches | May 2015

Meredith came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2014 having suffered with severe migraine headaches and chronic digestive issues for over 10 years. She was taking numerous prescription drugs at the time of her initial visit. 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 the patient to follow. After just 6 months of care, the patient reports 70% overall improvement in her condition. 


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: Digestive Issues, Lupus, Skin Rash, Fatigue | September 2014

Patient presented with a medical diagnosis of Lupus. Her symptoms included joint pain, skin rashes, fatigue and digestive discomfort. At the Goldberg Clinic, 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. After just five months, the patient's symptoms have resolved entirely and she is drug free. 


Case #26: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Arthritis | August 2013

Patient presented with an 10 year history of irritable bowels and chronic arthritis. Previous medical workup revealed an elevated RA factor, CRP and Sedimentation Rate. 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. After 6 months the patient reports 80% improvement. CRP and Sedimentation Rate (inflammatory markers) dropped to within normal limits.  


Case #27: Heartburn (GERD), Digestive Issues | May 2012