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"Recent scientific studies have demonstrated that stealth infections and human biotoxins are responsible for millions of commonly seen causes and symptoms, including chronic fatigue, pain, cognitive decline, and obesity." [Quoted from email for a medical workshop on Chronic Infections, Inflammation and Biotoxins sent to Norm Schwartz, MD.] https://www.a4mwc.com/pre-con-infections/?utm_source=web_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eblast&utm_content=Chronic_Infections_Workshop_%7C_Parts_I_%26_II
MTHFR mutation: A missing piece in the chronic disease puzzle — holisticprimarycare.net/topics/topics-a-g/functional-medicine/1353-mthfr-mutation-a-missing-piece-in-the-chronic-disease-puzzle
Why Can't I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease, Ritchie C. Shoemaker, MD, St. Martin's Press, 2013
*** Why Can't I Get Better? An Interview With Dr. Richard Horowitz — pha-usa.blogspot.com/2014/01/why-cant-i-get-better-interview-with-dr.html
"Why Can't I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease breaks ground with a new 16 point differential diagnostic map as the basis for his revolutionary MSIDS model to treating all chronic illness. Dr. Horowitz's enlightening story of medical discovery, science and politics is an all-in-one source for patients of chronic illness to identify their own symptoms and work with their doctors for the best possible treatment outcome." [Emphasis mine]
"[U]se the questionnaire in my book as an early screening tool. This would apply to a broad range of physicians and health care providers', including psychiatrists, OB-GYNs, family practice doctors, podiatrists, internal medicine doctors, infectious disease specialists, rheumatologists, neurologists and all of the sub-specialties because it is a multi-systemic illness and can mimic common diseases seen in all of these providers medical practices. If a doctor was seeing a patient and only had 15 minutes in a typical HMO visit, they could give their patient this questionnaire before they came in for their visit. If the patient circled 25 out of 38 questions, then you know you they have a multi-systemic illness."
Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lyme disease — tbdalliance.org/diagnosing-tbds/tests
"PCR analysis, looks for the DNA of the Lyme bacteria in blood, urine, or tissue. Multiple tests are usually required before a sample is obtained that contains the bacteria. ... PCR testing has become extremely reliable when positive."
[See: THYROID HEALTH]
What do I need to know about Adrenal Insufficiency? — www.endocrinology.org/policy/docs/11-03_adrenal%20insufficiency.pdf?
Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue (hypoadrenia) — Adrenal Fatigue.doc
Eighteen Overlooked Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue — www.naturalnews.com/024985_cortisol_blood_fatigue.html
A chart comparing symptoms of adrenal and thyroid problems — www.drrind.com/therapies/metabolic-symptoms-matrix [See: THYROID HEALTH]
Adrenal fatigue related conditions / symptoms / treatment — www.drlam.com/articles/adrenal_fatigue_related_conditions.asp and www.womentowomen.com/adrenal-health-2/dhea-and-adrenal-imbalance/
DHEA and adrenal imbalance — www.womentowomen.com/adrenal-health-2/dhea-and-adrenal-imbalance/
NAC Supplementation (N-acetylcysteine) [The typical dosage of NAC given as an oral supplement in clinical trials is 600 mg b.i.d.] (Use the relatively stable synthetic cysteine derivative, N-acetylcysteine (NAC): — www.lmreview.com/articles/view/beyond-the-mitochondrial-tune-up-part-III
Sub-Clinical Hyperthyroid — Adrenal Dysfunction — T3, rT3 and T4.docx
"The worst combination is 677T/1298C in which you are heterozygous to both anomalies. Many chronic illnesses are linked to this anomaly. 98% of autistic children have an MTHFR anomaly. ... The treatment of MTHFR related problems is primarily nutritional. There are a number prescription medications, which are classified as medical foods, that are designed to help with this disorder. The two that I use the most are Metanx and Deplin." [with links for genetic testing and intrepretation] [See: 23andMe Gene App for interpretation of 23and Me genetic testing. and FOLATE below]
Methyl Cycle Nutrigenomics - multiple Methyl cycle pathways diagrams — www.heartfixer.com/AMRI-Outcomes-Non-CV-Autism-Methyl%20Cycle.htm#MTRR:%C2%A0%20Methionine%20Synthase%20Reductase
Autism: Pathways To Recovery, Dr. Amy Yasko — www.dramyyasko.com/resources/autism-pathways-to-recovery/ or Pathways to Recovery-Yasko_02.pdf and Pathways-to-recovery-workbook.pdf
Simplified Roadmap to Health — www.scribd.com/doc/132017201/Dr-Amy-s-Simplified-Road-Map-to-Health
*** Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism — articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/02/environmental-toxin-exposure.aspx with 11 Brain-Harming Culprits Identified