Another Successful Reversal of Psoriasis and Digestive Issues!

Nicolas came to the Goldberg Clinic suffering with digestive issues and severe Psoriasis diagnosed by a Medical Dermatologist. Medical treatments (skin creams and Biological drugs) were prescribed but Nicolas declined their use due to the potential for severe side effects including Cancer and Tuberculosis.

Since coming to the Goldberg Clinic, Nicolas has reversed his condition entirely and has regained his health and vitality. This came without the use of treatments, drugs, pills potions or therapies. Watch the video interview with Nicolas to the right in which he discusses his experience at the Goldberg Clinic.

Commentary by Dr. David Tener

Nicolas’s case illustrates well the connection between chronic digestive issues and skin problems such as Psoriasis. Many patients, as well as their doctors, overlook the impact that poor digestive function has on other areas of the body. Health depends on efficient digestion to break down food into water and fat-soluble molecules, absorption to transfer the products of digestion into the blood and lymphatic tissues, assimilation to transfer the products of digestion and absorption into the individual cells of the body and elimination to dispose of the waste products. When these metabolic processes break down, systemic health problems included Psoriasis and Autoimmune Disorders are often the result. Of note in Nicolas’s case was that he had a severe Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (commonly referred to as “SIBO”) indicating significantly compromised digestive function (see Nicolas’s before/after SIBO test results below). As Nicolas’s digestive function improved under our care, his skin issues followed suit with 100% skin clearance in just over four months. To read more about SIBO, read our article here: https://www.goldbergclinic.com/blog/2017/4/18/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-sibo.

SIBO Test Before/After

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Reversing Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis…Regaining Good Health

Paul A. Goldberg, MPH,DC,DACBN,DCBCN

Psoriasis is a common reason patients come to the Goldberg Clinic. The ongoing scaling, itchiness, embarrassment, and systemic symptoms such as joint pains many patients experience makes psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis serious concerns. Our patients regularly experience both the disappearance of their psoriasis with the emergence of healthy new skin and overall improvement of their health without dangerous health destroying treatments. Having said that, we never treat psoriasis. How is that possible?

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The skin is the largest organ of the human body covering us from head to foot.  It is, however, more than a mere covering…it is living tissue interacting with both the outside world and the inner world including the immune, digestive, endocrine and nervous systems. The skin is reflective of a person’s state of health.  

Skin issues are health and appearance issues. We care about the way we look. The billions of dollars spent on cosmetics, face-lifts, tanning beds, facials, and millions of office visits to Dermatologists every year attest to this.  Most of the dollars spent, however, only go to the application of lotions, creams and dangerous pharmaceutical agents that have, at most, only superficial effects. The skin’s health depends on the health of the entire body from which it derives its blood and nerve supply... its sustenance and direction.

We applaud Dermatologists for identifying skin cancers and other pathologies. Dermatological Care, however, as in other areas of Medicine involves the treatment of symptoms as opposed to causes. The medical treatments employed for psoriasis neither improve nor address the patient’s overall health nor do they identify the causal factors as to why the psoriasis is present. Steroids and Biological drugs such as Enbrel, Humira and Remicade are the mainstays of medical treatment today. Both fail to address causes and both entail very serious potential side effects as well as failing to obtain long lasting results.

At the Goldberg Clinic we have for over forty years sought out and addressed the causal factors responsible for psoriasis, which differs in each case. We do not have a single “psoriasis program” as is seen in many clinics as each patient is different from the next and requires addressing different causal factors.

It is rare to find a patient with psoriasis who does not have other health complaints.

Indigestion, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, joint pains, backaches, allergies, are all just a few of the complaints that accompany skin disorders (watch the video interview with our patient to the right who suffered with digestive issues and Psoriasis). Determining what the causes of these problems are and addressing them serves us best in eliminating the psoriatic lesions and bringing the entire body back to a good state of health. It is of no surprise that patients who come to us complaining of psoriasis are commonly delighted not just at the improvement of their skin but also in seeing other health issues dissipate and their vitality increase.

Our patients learn that in the process of reversing psoriasis as with other chronic health issues, the body has to go through stages of healing. Digestive disorders involving carbohydrates, fats and proteins must be corrected. Lifestyle habits such as rest, sleep, and emotional stress must be addressed.  Toxic materials that have been stored up in the body manifested through the skin must be identified and eliminated. Since the skin is an eliminative channel it is not difficult to understand that in the recovery process a patient’s skin may at first go through an increase in symptoms as wastes are discarded and the patient’s metabolism is restored to normal. This temporary exacerbation is generally followed, however, with a dramatic improvement in both the patient’s overall health and their skin. Discipline is critical to get the job done.

Those patients who have taken years of steroids, antibiotics, immunosuppressive and other drugs will have the greatest challenges to overcome. We have patients who have taken such drugs for five, ten or more years prior to seeing us. They need to address the original reasons for their skin issues and the task of dealing with the toxic effects these pharmaceuticals bring with them. With care and patience this too can be accomplished.

With psoriasis there are some basic steps all patients must have addressed:

  1. Identify the reasons for the psoriasis. Naming a skin disease as “psoriasis” does not accomplish this.  It is our long experience that each patient will have different reasons for having psoriasis.

  2. Address the causes identified by guiding the patient through the steps needed to create the conditions for the restoration of health.

Psoriasis like other chronic health issues requires work on the part of the doctor to identify those causes and the dedicated work of the patient in addressing those causes with the doctor’s guidance.

The rewards of not only seeing the psoriasis fade away but of obtaining a high level of vigor and vitality, of real health, makes the work well worthwhile.

Part II of this article, “Psoriasis: Questions and Answers”, will be posted in one week.

Reversing Ulcerative Colitis: Another Success Story!

Dr. Dumas came to the Goldberg Clinic suffering with Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed by a Medical Gastroenterologist in 2018. Medical treatments (ant-acids and Prednisone) were prescribed but his condition continued to deteriorate with symptoms of chronic diarrhea, bleeding, fatigue and anemia. Since coming to the Goldberg Clinic, Dr. Dumas has made tremendous strides in reversing his condition and regaining his health and vitality. Watch the interview with Dr. Dumas to the right.

Commentary

Inflammatory Bowel Disease whether termed Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's, need not lead to hopelessness and a life of misery.

Most patients with proper effort, under Bio-Hygienic care, can improve greatly and often recover entirely. Endless steroids, a common treatment for UC and other autoimmune disorders, destroy health leading to diabetes, osteoporosis, adrenal exhaustion, premature aging and many other problems. The newer "biological drugs" such as Remicade, Enbrel and Humira frequently fail after a time leading to intestinal surgery and removal. Those that stay on Remicade or other immunosuppressive drugs long term run the risk of developing cancer, tuberculosis or other serious infectious issues. These tragic outcomes can usually be avoided if proper analysis and the right steps are taken in time as in Dr. Dumas’s case.

Successfully Reversing Chronic Disease

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Paul A. Goldberg, MPH,DC,DACBN,DCBCN
Director, The Goldberg Clinic 

You have been told by your Medical Physician you have a chronic illness. Translated this means that you will never be well again and need to remain under “medical management.” That is the medical side of the story based on the distorted view that if drugs can’t bring about recovery you are doomed to a lifetime of chronic illness.

Many then look to “alternative medicine” for a quick fix…a special diet, a supplement, a therapy, an herb… but these cookie cutter approaches used alone are still a form of medicine. Quick fixes not tailored to the individual are doomed to failure. Nature’s wheels grind slowly but surely. Uncovering causes and accepting that hard work and persistence are required are keys to our success. 

Chronic illness does not just happen…it represents an evolution into poor health.

Chronic illness does not just happen…it represents an evolution into poor health. Unlike a cold where we can reasonably expect with rest we will recover in a week or two, reversing chronic disease which has been in the making for years, takes time and a willingness to undergo discomforts, often significant ones, as the body unloads its burden and sets on a path towards renewed vitality. To do so we must travel in the right direction and have an approach targeted to the causes in each individual case.

Whatever type of chronic disease condition you have…autoimmune, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, fibromyalgia, digestive, diabetes, chronic fatigue, ulcerative colitis, crohns disease, neurological etc., it will not disappear overnight or in a week or month even under the best of conditions. Chronic diseases are deeply integrated into our tissues and our cells need to be rebuilt going through catabolism and anabolism as part of the recovery process.  

If healing ever takes place in your wrecked body, it will be in reward for your unwearied patience and perseverance in adhering to a physiologically legitimate way of life. You will have to work. You will have to meet the requirements of life.”

-Dr. Herbert M. Shelton

Chronic health problems do not come out of nowhere. They come about through years of wrong living, wrong eating, toxic emotions, lack of sleep and rest, environmental toxins and other accumulated stressors beyond the body’s ability to respond. We must work our way back, addressing the reasons we became ill. Identification of causes and addressing those causes, even if difficult at times… these are the keys to being victorious over chronic disease. One must put on their armor, and go forward with determination.

Be diligent, patient, and trust the process of re-creating your body step by step. Do so and like thousands of our patients (see examples below), you too can be successful in restoring your health. We are here to guide you through the process and see you through to victory.

Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and IBS: Another Successful Reversal

Click the play button to watch the interview with Ms. Roseberry to the right.

Ms. Roseberry originally came to the Goldberg Clinic for Chronic Disease Reversal from Northeast Texas in September of 2018 with the medical diagnoses of Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She was taking over ten prescription drugs (see drug list below and to the right) at that time. She described her ongoing, severe, symptoms as follows:

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  1. “Pain that felt like someone had beaten my joints with a hammer”.

  2. “Needle like sensations through the joints”.

  3. “Severe burning in the muscles of my arms and legs”.

  4. “Sleep that is significantly disrupted by pain”.

  5. “Stiffness so bad that it causes my joints to become temporarily locked.”

Now in 2019, Wendy has improved tremendously. Her aches and pains are gone, her digestive troubles (gas, bloating, constipation, cramps) are a thing of the past, her energy is significantly improved and she is sleeping much better. Wendy is no longer taking any prescription drugs including those she was taking previously as listed to the right.

Of interest in Wendy’s case is that her road to recovery was not easy as is often the case with chronic health issues that have been suppressed for years.
 She had to endure periods of discomfort (Bumps on the Journey as we call them) as her body performed its work in “purging” old materials and waste products including drug residues that had accumulated in her system over time. With our guidance, Wendy trusted the process, persevered and gradually saw her health being recovered and her chronic health issues dissipate. Periods of detoxification and renewal gradually resulted in a “90% overall improvement” in a period of seven months. Wendy earned back her vitality with hard work and persistence. She exhibited, as we call it, “The Will to Get Well.”

Congratulations Wendy!


View over 100 additional video interviews with patients from the Goldberg Clinic who have successfully reversed their chronic disease conditions (click links below).

Autoimmune Disease
Allergic Disorders
Digestive Disorders
Rheumatoid Disorders
Hormonal Issues/Weight
Diabetes
Skin Conditions
Cardiovascular Disease
Thyroid Disorders
Fibromyalgia
Chronic Fatigue
Headaches