Bonnie was diagnosed medically with Type I Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hypertension, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Drug Induced Liver and Kidney Injury and Arthritis. At her initial visit, she was taking a dozen prescription drugs including Atenolol, Amliodipine, Synthroid, Nexium, Benadryl, Limotil, Ventolin and drugs for diabetes including insulin which she had been on for thirteen years. Ten months later, Bonnie is drug free including being off Insulin and Synthroid which she had been told by her Medical Doctors she would need for life. In the process of getting healthy, she lost over 70 pounds and her blood pressure is normal (off drugs). Bonnie's case is one of the most remarkable recoveries from chronic illness we have seen over the past 40 years. See the interview with Bonnie to the left and her before and after blood work below.
Before and After Lab Results
A Hepatic (liver) Panel is a group of tests that are performed together to detect, evaluate, and monitor liver disease or damage. Bonnie's liver enzymes were severely elevated initially. She had been diagnosed medically with prescription drug induced liver damage. She is now off drugs and her liver enzymes are normal.
HsCRP is a marker of systemic inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk. A normal, healthy HsCRP reading is less than 3.0. Bonnie's initial result was significantly elevated at 6.5 (on drugs). Her current level is 2.2 (off drugs) which is within the normal range.
Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test used to determine blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Bonnie's Hemoglobin A1C was elevated at 7.1 (on insulin). Her Hemoglobin A1C has improved to 6.2 (off insulin). Also of note (see below), is that her blood insulin level (off insulin) is normal. This is after having taken insulin for thirteen years.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is a blood test used to assess Thyroid function. Bonnie's TSH level is normal (off drugs) indicating sufficient thyroid hormone production. She is off Synthroid (replacement therapy) after having been on it for 3.5 years.