July 21, 2018

AUTISM & CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Treatment of Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD, ADHD, and ADD

At the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, we believe that it is inadequate to simply give children drugs for developmental disorders without evaluating and correcting underlying problems. In addition, we understand that parents are overwhelmed with the sheer volume of new research about developmental disorders, which often yields a great variety of conflicting treatment options. Parents want knowledgeable, experienced medical help putting together an effective, safe treatment program to best care for their children.

 

The Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Allan D. Lieberman, M.D., was board certified in Pediatrics in 1966 and sub-specialized in the academically underachieving child. He has developed a comprehensive approach to the spectrum of developmental disorders. As specialists in Environmental Medicine, he draws on their knowledge of Allergy (both food and inhalant), Immunology, Toxicology, and Nutrition to evaluate and address causes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

behind developmental disorders. The Center also uses the Defeat Autism Now protocols as Dr. Lieberman is recognized as a Defeat Austim Now provider.

For each new patient at The Center, including our pediatric patients, we perform a Comprehensive Diagnostic Work-up.

In the case of developmental disorders, The Center’s diagnostic work-up often includes specialized laboratory testing, depending upon a child’s history:

1) Allergy testing can be performed to determine food triggers and inhalant allergy.
2) Allergy desensitization for foods, inhalants, and chemicals can be provided to help reduce the Total Body Stress Load.
3) Structured food elimination diets can be provided to yield vital information about gastrointestinal function and food intolerance.
4) Urine tests for abnormal peptides from wheat or dairy can reveal if a gluten-free, casein-free diet would be well worth the effort to implement for a child.
5) Hair analysis of toxic metals and essential minerals can provide evidence of toxicity or deficiency, and provide clues for the safest forms of detoxification or supplementation.
6) Hidden sources of toxic pollutants are discussed, so parents know how to effectively address this area of concern.
7) Neuropeptide levels, the biomarkers of brain chemistry and function, can be tested to uncover specific imbalances that are treatable through individualized amino acid programs or other supplements.
8) Organic acid analysis (via urine specimen) can be performed to look for the metabolites of yeast and some bacteria species. This laboratory test is a valid and effective means to detect the presence of these pathogenic organisms.

In the words of Dr. Lieberman,

“When these children are tested, it is truly amazing what a heavy body burden of toxic metals (e.g. lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and nickel), as well as industrial solvents and other toxic chemical pollutants, that are found. Rarely do we see a child who does not have significant reactions to food, inhalant airborne allergens, and ambient chemical exposures. And rarely do these children escape respiratory infection with multiple courses of antibiotic use, which results in heavy body burdens of yeast organisms in their gastrointestinal tracts. Lastly, there is also evidence that live virus vaccines, specifically the MMR, may be responsible for many cases of Autism and developmental disorders.”

“What do all these things have in common that they can cause such blatant effects in this population of children? The answer is they are altering brain chemistry and function. Some are clearly neurotoxic, and others alter brain function indirectly by affecting the gastrointestinal tract and causing a leaky gut phenomenon or by producing substances capable of causing nervous system dysfunction.”

The Center is committed to helping parents with the important detective work of what is impacting their children’s biochemistry and how to maximize and normalize brain function. Fortunately, we have the scientific tools and expertise to shorten this otherwise lengthy detective process and provide appropriate treatment to restore balance.

Our goal in working with children can be summed up by the words of Dr. Montanari of Hialeah, Florida, who ran a residential school for exceptional children. He said, “You have to reach them to teach them.” Unlocking the mysteries behind altered brain function and providing comprehensive treatment helps us to reach them, so parents and teachers can teach them.

Please also see Heavy Metal Toxicity and Yeast Eradication to better understand the role of heavy metals and yeast in creating health problems, including alterations in brain chemistry. For more information about our treatment approach to autism, please see the related articles Autism Is on The Rise, Haddon’s Story, and A Grandmother’s Letter.

For more information, please call The Center at (843) 572-1600.

 

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SURVIVING 9/11: A PATIENT’S STORY OF CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

I developed sensitivities to multiple chemicals after the terrorist bombings of 9/11. While I had had numerous exposures in the three or four years prior to 9/11, such as teaching in a school with a coal burning furnace and living above a dental lab, I had always been able to bounce back. I had been blessed with a strong constitution through all of my decades of active living and teaching in New York City. However, with these toxic dust exposures after 9/11, my total toxic load was too high and I couldn’t rebound.

 

After 9/11, I suddenly developed bronchitis and flushing and itching of my skin. Food allergies soon developed after that, and then sensitivities to any chemicals I breathed or came into contact with. I became depressed over all these sudden limitations, and began to go from doctor to doctor,

 

trying to find someone who could help me.

First I went to a rheumatologist, who thought I had some kind of connective tissue autoimmune disorder, and gave me Prednisone for the next seven months. It didn’t help my symptoms, and my face swelled from the steroids and stayed swollen for over two years. I felt awful and looked awful, too. Then I tried allergists, but I didn’t seem to test allergic according to traditional standards. Why was I always flushing and itching? No one knew.

I finally heard of an alternative gynecologist who performed tests and found that I had exceptionally high levels of lead, mercury, and cadmium. Interestingly, many rescue workers who helped us after 9/11 also have this chemical profile. While this doctor was able to diagnose my heavy metal problem, he couldn’t adequately treat it. Oral chelation and acupuncture for a full year didn’t seem to help my symptoms. I went to a doctor (Dr. Morrison in New York) who specializes in intravenous chelation, and fortunately his treatment was successful in helping me to feel better. By the fall of 2005, four years after 9/11, I thought I had turned the corner.

The principal at the school where I taught was promoted that year and her replacement proceeded to have all the school hallways painted with very odorous oil paint, and new carpeting was laid in every room where I taught. Automatic air fresheners were installed in all the bathrooms. Everything around me seemed to be outgassing and I became extremely ill. I could no longer work; I could barely move.

I went to a doctor in New York who was an expert in chemical sensitivities, but I got worse. Now I could no longer tolerate the air in my beloved Manhattan. I was going to have to find a new place to live. As I followed various leads, one woman with a house for sale in Arizona told me there was a wonderful environmental doctor in South Carolina who had saved her life. His name was Allan Lieberman. I stored this information away—after all, South Carolina is a long way from New York City and not known for its clean air like Arizona.

By the end of the summer, I began to worry that I might die if I didn’t do something drastically different. I asked the doctor who had helped me through intravenous chelation about this Dr. Lieberman, and he said, “Oh he was my mentor! He’s a gentle, brilliant man.” If only he had told me months before!

In short order, I gave up my rent-stabilized apartment in Manhattan, donated my clothes and furniture to charity, and bought a used car—to begin the adventure of driving after all these years without a car. I headed to South Carolina.

Everyone at The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine was exceptionally kind and caring. They were so nice that I thought this couldn’t be real! (I am a New Yorker.) I soon found out that they were genuine. Just as a principal sets the tone of his school, a doctor sets the tone of his office. The employees were like Dr. Lieberman and I loved it! I thrived in this atmosphere.

I went through the Program for Biodetoxification, with their saunas 4 hours per day, massages, intravenous treatments, and energy treatments. I saw The Center’s excellent nutritionist. She devised a special diet for me and I began to re-gain my lost weight. This was quite a feat as all previous attempts to gain weight only made me sicker. Dr. Lieberman tested my hormones and began some natural hormone replacement. Now I was no longer depressed for the first time in years.

I was on a mission to get well and used every tool The Center had available. Their Oxygen Therapy program didn’t change my oxygen blood gas levels, but my energy soared. I did allergy testing at The Center and their allergy extracts helped me with food and chemical sensitivities. I can now pass someone wearing perfume and I don’t become ill–amazing considering my reactivity before.

I have continued the maintenance measures as instructed and am writing this as I get ready to leave South Carolina to go back to New York (but not the City). The staff members have become like family to me and I feel so blessed to have the security of The Center to turn to when I need it. So many people have told me they owe their life to The Center. Now I count myself among them.

To learn more about the science behind The Center’s Biodetoxification Program, read “We Are All Polluted: The Role of Biodetoxification in Overcoming Illness.”

To read more in-depth testimonials from patients who have benefited from treatment at The Center, click here.

 

 

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The Role of Biodetoxification in Overcoming Illness
By Allan D. Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.

 

(Adapted from an article previously published for the 100th issue of HEAL Magazine.)

 

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine houses one of only six (and one of the largest) Biodetoxification Units in the nation, designed to aid patients injured by acute or chronic exposures to toxic chemicals or other toxicants. Opened in 1988, the Program for Biodetoxification has helped patients from all over the U.S. overcome serious illness and sensitivities and return to more normal, productive lives.

 

Of all the multiple systems of the body, the detoxification system is the least recognized or appreciated, yet it has the important job of breaking down and excreting hazardous agents to which we are continuously exposed. All hazardous materials entering our body are limited to only three portals – we ingest, breathe, or touch them. The liver and lungs are supplied with special abilities to detoxify and act as “guardians of the gates” to the gastrointestinal tract and respiratory system, to detoxify everything we eat, drink, or breathe. The skin (touch) is probably the least recognized portal, but absorption through the skin can be even 50 times greater than through our lungs. (1)

 

From the dawn of civilization up until the industrial age, our built-in system of detoxification could easily handle the toxic loads presented to it.

With industrialization and massive increase in exposures to foreign and hazardous substances, this natural system of detoxification has been overwhelmed. The consequence of such an overload results in many new manifestations of disease affecting every organ and system of the body. Injury can occur as a direct hit to the exposed tissues from external toxins, or indirectly through an internal autoimmune process. The latter occurs when the body no longer recognizes self from non-self and destroys itself. (2,3). But the most devastating effect of toxic pollutants is the development of cancer. While autoimmunity can occur in a reasonably short time, the latency of cancer can be from years to decades.

As we practice Environmental Medicine, we recognize more and more that we do not just get sick but are being made sick—often from the pollutant load we are exposed to throughout our lives (and even in the womb).

Every two years the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey is performed by the CDC’s National Center for Health Status. Blood tests comprising over 100 toxic chemical analyses are employed as part of this survey, and results now show an average of 91 toxicants in the average person. As specific chemicals are deemed too toxic for use and are phased out, new ones rapidly take their place. Thus, in most people we no longer see high levels of DDE , the metabolite of DDT, but increasing levels of organophosphates, pyrethroids, phthalates and mercury. The danger of these pollutants becomes obvious when we recognize them as carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins and immunotoxins. Such complexity of effects on our bodies explains multiple and diverse health problems coming from toxic chemicals.

Our current generations are in crisis because we have overwhelmed our bodies’ ability to handle the great quantities of hazardous substances to which we are exposed. The only way to thwart or reverse the damage caused by these pollutants is to come to the aid of a failing detoxification system. The medical establishment thinks nothing of doing renal dialysis on a patient in renal failure. But to suggest a program of Biodetoxification for a body heavily polluted by hazardous substances is often considered unacceptable or experimental. The medical establishment even differentiates between “acceptable” programs for alcohol or drug detoxification and Biodetoxification.

Biodetoxification is a term we use to describe enhancement, through medical science, of our own natural detoxification system.

Learning how to reduce our body burden of these chemicals is critical to our health and survival. In general, we specifically recommend a program for Biodetoxification for patients with known toxic chemical exposures and chemical sensitivity. It is reasonable to assume that potentially we are all candidates for doing such a program of detoxification, as we are all polluted.

The role of Biodetoxification becomes even more apparent and important when we consider that the new field of scientific inquiry called epigenesis has revealed that environmental effects from toxic pollutants are passed from one generation to the next—even without any genetic mutations. They occur from the attachment of a molecule (an adduct) to the DNA of any of our germ cells (i.e., the sperm or the egg). We can see that although gene testing and research can be very important, Biodetoxification can also be very relevant to couples preparing for pregnancy. (4)

Biodetoxification is a scientific and cost-effective therapy taught by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine in its instructional courses. The most comprehensive source of information on Biodetoxification can be found in Dr. William Rea’s four-volume treatise. (5)
A Program for Biodetoxification is based upon three major physiological processes:

1. Mobilizing stored xenobiotics from the tissues and especially the fatty tissues of the body. Since most toxic chemicals tend to be lipophilic or attracted to fat, our adipose tissue becomes the final resting place for the world’s toxic pollutants.
2. Enhancing the body’s own detoxification processes.
3. Enhancing the excretion of toxicants from the body.

The difficulty with many environmental toxicants is that they are “fat-attracting” (lipophilic) and are thus easily absorbed through fat-containing cell membranes in the skin, lungs, or gastrointestinal tract. This is also the difficulty in eliminating them, since lipophilic substances tend to be readily reabsorbed. The successful elimination of toxic pollutants often depends upon their conversion to water-soluble chemicals through a two-phase process of biotransformation, involving enzymes in the liver, lungs, and other organs and tissues. Once fat-soluble chemicals become water-soluble, they are more easily and rapidly excreted from the body.

It is this knowledge of complex but natural biochemical processes that forms the basis of the Program for Biodetoxification.

Using a four-week intensive Program for Biodetoxification, the body’s burden of toxicants that would normally require a number of months or years to be mobilized and removed are safely detoxified, under close medical supervision, in a matter of weeks.

Patients’ blood and urine are monitored to maintain physiologic balance, and vital signs are constantly monitored to assure each individual’s stability. In addition, patients are taught how to safely continue six to nine months of less intensive maintenance Biodetoxification procedures at home once they complete the intensive phase (with only periodic re-evaluations to monitor continued progress).

NOTE: The importance of safe, closely monitored Biodetoxification under medical supervision cannot be emphasized too strongly, especially for those who have been occupationally injured by highly toxic chemicals or by long–term chronic toxic exposures at home. Too rapid mobilization of toxins or incomplete removal of their by-products can cause a patient to worsen, often dramatically.

Table 1 below shows the many steps and supplements used to carry out the American Academy of Environmental Medicine’s endorsed Program for Biodetoxification, as offered at our Center:

TABLE I: Intensive Four-Week Program for Biodetoxification

Methods Used to Monitor Patient Safety

1. Comprehensive initial evaluation, physical examination, and laboratory testing prior to admittance to the Program for Biodetoxification
2. Weekly laboratory testing (blood and urine, other tests as needed by an individual)
3. Personal consultations daily to weekly with the staff medical doctors to assess each patient’s physical status and closely monitor progress
4. Constant monitoring of each patient’s vital signs

Methods Used to Enhance Biodetoxification

1. Mobilization of lipophilic toxicants via:
a. Heat depuration therapy in a dry sauna (140-150 degrees Fahrenheit)
b. Deep tissue massage
c. Lymphatic drainage via light beam generator therapy
d. Aerobic exercise

2. Enhancement of biotransformation via:
a. Oral nutritional supplementation of key required nutrients to enhance and replace those lost with the toxicants
b. Intravenous supplementation of key vitamins and minerals, glutathione, and other nutrients.

3. Increased excretion and inhibition of reabsorption via:
a. Oral polyunsaturated oils, chosen for optimal Omega-3/ Omega-6 ratios
b. Chlorophyll binding
c. Calcium and magnesium salts
d. Activated charcoal

Methods Used to Facilitate Heavy Metal Chelation

1. Experience dictates increased injury to the body when heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and antimony are also part of the body’s toxic burden.
2. A heavy metal burden necessitates the use of specific chelating agents both orally and intravenously, although sauna in itself is also an effective way of reducing metal toxicity.

It is important to recognize the role of heavy metal toxicity in its interference with the normal physiology of our complex body systems. There are over 3000 enzymes in every cell, and of these, half are metallo-enzymes containing about 15 trace minerals known to be essential to normal enzyme activity (including chromium, cobalt, iron, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, tin, and vanadium). The remaining 1500 enzymes do not actually contain metals but are influenced by metal-acting co-enzymes or catalysts. Thus almost no process goes on in the body without the aid of metals. If these essential metals are rendered inactive by displacement with toxic metals (such as lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and tin) or by imbalances in the levels of essential metals, then normal functioning of enzymes may be compromised.

What can an intensive Program for Biodetoxification accomplish?

A Program for Biodetoxification, conducted according to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine’s comprehensive guidelines, safely and effectively reduces the body burden of most toxic chemicals. In so doing, it also reduces many patients’ presenting signs and symptoms. At the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine in North Charleston, SC, we have had approximately 550 patients complete our Program over the last 19 years. To further assess our success with this program, we mailed a survey to all past participants for whom we had current mailing addresses (125 patients total) and sixty-four percent (80 patients) responded. Their survey responses revealed that with few exceptions, most participants felt the Program for Biodetoxification was one of the best things they had done for themselves.

A full 95 percent of the responding patients rated our Program for Biodetoxification effective in improving overall health. Eighty percent of the patients rated their improvement as 50 percent or more.

In addition, our survey found that the problem of chemical sensitivity associated with odor sensitivity (cacosmia) was reduced in 71 percent of those treated, while only 21 percent reported no change in chemical sensitivity, and 8 percent saw a worsening of chemical sensitivity.

Could the Program for Biodetoxification help most people with Chemical Sensitivity?

We were curious to see why the difference in improvement of chemical sensitivity for different patients (as outlined in the previous section). Our four-week intensive Program for Biodetoxification is followed by instruction in less intensive, but nonetheless effective maintenance Biodetoxification measures, to be continued at home after leaving the Center, for an average time of six to nine months. Our survey results show that of those who did not continue the maintenance Biodetoxification measures they had been taught at the Center for the recommended six to nine months, 70 percent reported ultimately a gradual worsening of their chemical sensitivity. Thus all parts of the program, the four-week intensive and the six to nine-month at-home maintenance, are necessary to reap full and lasting benefits. The beauty of the program is that when done properly, it does have lasting benefits and has freed many, many people to live much more normal, productive lives.

The rate of reduction in patients’ chemical sensitivity has recently been further improved by the addition of patients’ use of a nasal spray, developed by Kaye Kilburn, M.D., combining a redox agent with glutathione. Nasal glutathione itself decreased chemical sensitivity but the addition of the redox agent was even better. (5) We are constantly exploring and utilizing current research, as well as feedback from our patients, to improve our program.

Click here to read a testimonial from one our Biodetoxification Program participants.

Wouldn’t Environmental Controls, if practiced widely, bypass the need for Biodetoxification?

It would be nice if we could bypass the need for Biodetoxification programs by stopping production of environmentally toxic chemicals. However, that is not easy to do and doesn’t seem possible any time in the near future. An alternative then is for man to find a safe and effective way to reduce the body burden of these chemicals. Biodetoxification as described above is safe and effective, but prevention is equally important. Important preventive measures are eating organically grown food, drinking clean water, and avoiding all food and water which is bottled or stored in soft plastics, a potent source of endocrine-disrupting phthalates. (Soft plastics are generally those that easily dent or bend.) In addition, we must seek an energy policy that reduces combustion of petrochemicals and coal in favor of cleaner sources of energy.

I often say to my patients that while we are cleaning up our environment, we need to begin cleaning up ourselves! A Program for Biodetoxification as we have described in this article is an extremely successful and cost-effective way.

References:
1. Libichs, To JC, et al. Occupational Exposures of Herbicide applicators. Am. Indus. Hyg. Assoc. Journal 45:46-62 1984.
2. Casarett and Doull’s Toxicology chapter 12. Toxic Responses of the immune system. P.394-397. McGraw Hill. 5th Ed. 1996.
3. Abou-Donia, M. Garrettison, L.K. Detection of Neurofilament Auto antibodies in Human Serum following chemically induced Neurologic disorder. Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology 2, 37-41.2000.
4. M Anway, A. Cupp, M. Uzurney and M. Skinnber, “Epigenetic Transgenerational actions of endocrine disruptors and male infertility,” Science 308:1466-69, June 3, 2005.
5. Rea, William. Chemical Sensitivity Vol. 4 Chapter 35 Thermal chamber Depuration and Physical Therapy. P. 2433-2479 CRC Press 1997.
6. Kilburn, Kaye. Presentation at 23 RD Annual International Symposium on Man and His Environment in Health and Disease. June 11, 2005, Dallas Texas.

 

 

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July 21, 2018

At the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, we are very pleased to offer a comprehensive Weight Loss Program that maximizes our patients’ success because it addresses all the major reasons for weight gain:

  1. Food allergy and food addiction
  2. Decreased carbohydrate tolerance and poor blood sugar control (acquired or genetic)
  3. Hormonal imbalance
  4. Nutrient deficiencies that decrease metabolism and increase cravings
  5. Lack of medical and professional support for adequate length of time
  6. Lack of knowledge about food choices (starving is NOT a desirable option)
  7. Lack of knowledge about safe exercise for overweight individuals
  8. Inability to maintain desired level of functioning when dieting

Our program is designed to not only successfully produce weight loss in our patients but to improve their health, energy, and fitness levels. This is accomplished by means of:

  1. In-depth medical/laboratory assessment prior to entering the program
  2. Counseling on appropriate diet, exercise, allergy, and other individualized factors
  3. Lipotropic (fat-burning) nutrients that decrease hunger
  4. Specific nutritional supplements
  5. NO amphetamines, diet pills, herbal stimulants, or unhealthy gimmicks of any kind
  6. When needed, allergy desensitization to decrease food cravings

As a medical practice, it is in our best interest, too, if you succeed. As your weight normalizes and the very real and severe medical risks caused by obesity are diminished, our ability to help you in other ways with your health is facilitated. Your success in this program makes our overall job as your chosen health care provider much easier. We consider ourselves partners with our patients in this program, and that is why we wish to give you the best tools and knowledge we have to make this program work for you.

You know the reasons why you, yourself, wish to lose weight and look and feel better. But did you know that the US government, medical and even insurance industries recognize the enormous risks and costs of obesity and are willing to do something about it? In April 2002, the Internal Revenue Service recognized obesity as a disease, instead of a precursor to other diseases. You may now claim weight loss programs that are under a physician’s guidance (such as this one) as a medical expense when you file your taxes. The cost of diet foods is not included, but if your insurance company does not yet provide reimbursement for a weight loss program (many do now), then the cost can be itemized as a tax-deductible medical expense.

We look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss and health goals.

For a testimonial from a participant in the Healthy for Life Program, see Sheila’s Story. [Link to Sheila’s Story.doc under New Patient Section, TESTIMONIALS subsection]

 

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July 21, 2018

When the advertisements ask, “Do you know your number?” they are referring to your cholesterol level. But did you know that there are other numbers that are equally important and could be life saving? Ironically, there are very few physicians who ever look for them or people who know to ask for them. For us as holistic physicians, they are part of our comprehensive work-up.

 

Most heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels, and many of these people have elevated HOMOCYSTEINE. Yes, I know you may have never heard this word before, but if your blood level is higher than 10, you are at an increased risk of not only heart attacks but many other diseases, including strokes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. In general, research has shown when homocysteine levels are over 10, the number of deaths from all causes increases 49 percent.

 

Although, genetics plays an important role, you can reduce your homocysteine level and its accompanying risks by supplementing with Vitamin B6, B12, and Folic acid. So what are you waiting for? Find out what your homocysteine level is so you can know how to treat it appropriately.

 

The second number is your vitamin D3 level. Despite the fact that most of our Vitamin D comes from the sun, out of hundreds of test levels drawn on our patients living here in the sunbelt, only a handful have been 45ng/dl or higher–the normal required level. Adequate Vitamin D can reduce our risks of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis. Cancer of the breast, prostate and colon are especially related to low levels of Vitamin D.

The optimal levels of Vitamin D are ten times the recommended dietary allowance, i.e. 2000-4000 I.U., not 200 to 400 I.U. If you are dark skinned, you especially need more. You need to know your Vitamin D3 level so you can know if and how much supplementation is needed. Fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin D can be toxic in excess (that’s why the recommended levels were kept so low), so it’s very helpful to “know your number” before treating.

The third number is the ratio of two of the breakdown products of estrogen: “the good” 2 alpha estrone and “the bad” 16 alpha hydroxyestrone. The ratio of the “good” to the “bad” should be 2:1 or your risk of breast, uterine, prostate and colon cancer will be increased. Note that men are also at risk because prostate cancer is also related to estrogen. Some simple dietary changes (not sweeping) can make a big difference, but it’s very helpful to know when they’re working. This test helps monitor your progress without guesswork.

The message of this article is to let you know that getting the routine complete blood count and multichemestry laboratory tests won’t tell you everything you need to know about your health risk factors. It is time to enter the 21st century state of the science of medicine: Know your numbers!

References:
(1) Braley, James, M.D. and Holford, Patrick. The H Factor Solution. North Bergen, NJ: Basic Health Publications, 2003.

(2) Rasouli ML, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, et al. Plasma homocysteine predicts progression of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2005 Jul;181(1):159-65.

(3) Seshadri S, Beiser A, Selhub J, et al. Plasma homocysteine as a risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. N Engl J Med. 2002 Feb 14;346(7):476-83.

(4) Vieth R. Vitamin D supplementation, 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations, and safety. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 May;69(5):842-56.

(5) Lord R, Bongiovanni B, Braley J. Estrogen Metabolism and the Diet-Cancer Connection: Rationale for Assessing the Ratio of Urinary Hydroxylated Estrogen Metabolites. Altern Med Rev 2002; 7(2):112-129.

 

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July 21, 2018

Over the course of the past several weeks I have learned of the untimely death of a few of my patients and family members. What was so tragic was these people were given no information about alternative treatments that might have provided some hope. Two cases will make my point.

S.L. had been my patient for several years. I saw a notice about her death, which shocked me. I never knew she was even sick other than some allergy symptoms. She died very rapidly of cancer of the pancreas. When I spoke to the family I was told she did not want anybody to know; not even me, her doctor. The prognosis for this disease is dismal with most patients dying within three months. But did she know that there was an alternative treatment to surgery, radiation and chemotherapy and with none of the usual side effects?

Dr. Burton Berkson of Las Cruces, New Mexico published two papers on the use of Alpha Lipoic Acid and low dose Naltrexone that miraculously saved the lives of four patients with terminal Pancreatic cancer. Could my patient have been saved from this tragic disease? I do not know but it would have been nice to have at least tried.

The second case was the same as the first but this time it concerned a brain tumor. Again the death of the patient was announced without anybody but the immediate family knowing about the patient’s struggle over several years using the conventional existing therapy. Did they not know that Stanislaw Burzynski of Houston Texas had an 81% successful response using his antineoplastons therapy?

The Center is happy to share what could be life saving information. You need only ask. Knowledge is power.

This alert would be incomplete if I did not repeat what I keep telling you. Cancer can be prevented but you have to know how. Our website www.earlycancerdetection.com offers valuable information especially about Breast cancer and Thermography. But more importantly, as I keep saying, you must keep your Vitamin D3 levels between 50-70 ng, which requires on average 5,000 I.U. a day of Vitamin D3. This relates to most forms of cancer, not just breast and prostate. By doing this, it is estimated that you can reduce your risk of cancer by 80%.

If the Japanese have the lowest incidence of cancer you need to do what they do. Eat kelp or supplement with iodine at levels equal to theirs- 13.5mg a day. The world’s authority on trace minerals taught, “If you tell me what the level of Selenium is in your soil, I can tell you your incidence of cancer.” Selenium, 200-400 mcg a day is another important piece of the cancer puzzle. And, finally, having an adequate level of progesterone, 200-600 times your estrogen, is crucial in the prevention of many cancers, but especially breast, prostate and colon.

We can help you measure your levels of Vitamin D, Iodine, Progesterone and Selenium to help determine how to supplement if your levels are low. More importantly, become informed about what may offer a better way of treating many life-threatening diseases. You do have choices.

To your health,

Allan Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.
Medical Director,
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine

 

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Breast Health and Thermography as an Adjunct Screening Tool

After many years of working alone in providing medical care to our female patients, The Center for Women’s Health at COEM has finally achieved its goal. We are now part of a network offering comprehensive medical care for preventing, diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

From the very first breast thermogram that we performed back in March, 2003 until today we have worked with professionals who are experts at reading thermograms and interpreting their results. This should give you confidence that your breast studies have been and continue to be read by the most experienced in this field. Always remember that Mammography is considered the primary diagnostic tool for identifying breast cancer. Thermography is useful as an adjunct procedure.

If a breast thermography is interpreted as a TH3, TH4 or TH5 we now have the services for comprehensive imaging utilizing ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr.’s Goltra and Clinton and their staff have been outstanding in working with the special needs of our patients. Dr. James Majeski has joined our team to provide the services as a breast specialist along with surgical intervention if needed. A review of his credentials will assure you that you are in the hands of a truly outstanding doctor. We are hearing wonderful reports from our patients who have consulted with him. They are appreciative of his skills and compassion.

As the greatest death rate from breast cancer occurs between the ages of 40-45 years and these cancers on average began 15 years before, early detection becomes critical beginning as early as age 25. Breast Thermography can be used as an adjunct procedure to Mammography WITHOUT radiation or compression. Thermography, can be highly sensitive and specific.

Using nutritional and immunologic treatment protocols we have been able to reverse even a TH4 (65% plus risk of confirming malignancy) to a normal TH1 and TH2 rating. Prevention is a better way to manage a disease that affects one in eight women. See the images for yourself.

Patient A: had her first thermogram performed on January 2004 (shown on the left). After beginning a preventive treatment protocol, she was rescanned on December 2005, showing marked improvement.

Patient B: also showed great improvement with a nutritional and immunological treatment protocol, as demonstrated in her before and after thermograms between November 2006 and October 2007.

Contact the Center for Women’s Health at COEM today by calling (843) 572-1600 or by visiting our web site at www.earlycancerdetection.com

Allan Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.
Medical Director,
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine

 

 

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DISCLAIMER: Per the FDA, Thermography should not be used as the sole device to diagnose or screen for breast cancer or other conditions. Thermography should not be used in place of mammography and is only for use in addition to other diagnostic or screening devices. Use of thermography carries the risks of a delayed or missed diagnosis.

This week’s controversial government study on Mammography created quite a bombshell leaving women confused about what they should do.

You, as my patients, should be very clear as to Mammographic screening of your breasts. I have urged all of you to use Thermography as an adjunct screening tool for breast cancer and confirm with ultrasound and MRI. Mammography for screening is considered by the FDA as the first line of defense but be aware of radiation and compression and the high incidence of false positives. As reported, for every 100 mammograms performed, almost half are false positive and result in further invasive procedures and greatly increased anxiety.

Please remember that on average the life span of a woman from first cancer cell until death is 15 years. The greatest death rates for breast cancer are between ages 40-45 years. It may be advisable to begin screening at 25-30 years of age. In this instance, if you started screening at 40 years, you could miss these early tumors. This would especially affect black women whose cancers occur earlier and are more aggressive.

Thermography has zero dangers or side effects as well as being markedly sensitive and specific. There are minimal false positives. Mammography is considered the first line of defense in diagnosing breast cancer. Thermography offers you a safe and most cost effective technique for breast cancer screening as an adjunct diagnostic tool to Mammography. The most common abnormality found in the breast is a DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN SITU, which is interpreted as STAGE 0 cancer. The great majority of these lesions will never progress to a life threatening invasive cancer and are best left alone. We have been able to literally reverse these lesions back to a normal breast using nutritional intervention, which proves you can reverse this disease process.

The present accepted standard of care results in more biopsies, which lead to lumpectomy or breast conserving surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Men are similarly affected by the standard of care for prostate cancer, which results in surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for the majority of lesions that will never threaten life.

You can reduce your risk of breast cancer and most likely all cancers by 80% with your supplementation of Vitamin D3. To achieve this, however, you must keep your Vitamin D3 level at 50 ng/ml. This equates to about 3000 to 5000 I.U. of Vitamin D3 a day.

To conclude this alert:

1)Give yourself a gift of life – schedule your Thermogram.

2)Take your Vitamin D3, 3000 to 5000 I.U. daily. Measure your blood level twice a year – once in the winter and again in the summer.

I can’t think of a better life insurance policy than this.

 

Allan D. Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.

Medical Director

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July 21, 2018

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS & INFLUENZA UPDATE

The month of October has been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month but I hope, every day of the year, you are aware of a disease that ultimately affects one in seven women in their lifetime. In keeping with the National Breast Cancer Awareness the Center is offering a $115 discount gift (click here for coupon) those who need to repeat their annual breast exam and for anyone who has never had a Thermogram.

In 1982, the FDA approved Thermography for adjunct screening for breast cancer. With this technology we can detect changes in a breast 6-10 years before mammography and can do this without without exposure to radiation or painful compression. Thermography imaging of the breast is greater than 90% sensitive and specific, i.e., if an abnormality is present, it will rarely miss it.

It is estimated that 84% of women in North America have “Benign Breast Changes”. These changes are now known to increase risks of cancer. The exciting facts are we can reverse these changes through nutritional intervention. Evidenced based experience demonstrates your ability to decrease risks of breast cancer by at least 80% when you keep your blood Vitamin D3 level above 50 ng/ml. The addition of progesterone, iodine, Selenium and I3C/DIM reduces your risks even more.

The message today is: you don’t have to fear the scourge of breast cancer anymore if you will be aware and proactive. The Center’s Program for Women’s Health is ready to assist you. You can also visit our website at www.earlycancerdetection.com.

INFLUENZA ALERT UPDATE

There has been sufficient feedback from patients who have used the Flu Protocol, Vitamin D and sublingual INTA, to confirm its ability to quickly turn off the disease but more importantly to prevent the occurrence when exposed. Review the protocol by CLICKING HERE.

Allan Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.
Medical Director

 

 

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Breast Health and Thermography as an Adjunct Screening Tool

After many years of working alone in providing medical care to our female patients, The Center for Women’s Health at COEM has finally achieved its goal. We are now part of a network offering comprehensive medical care for preventing, diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

From the very first breast thermogram that we performed back in March, 2003 until today we have worked with professionals who are experts at reading thermograms and interpreting their results. This should give you confidence that your breast studies have been and continue to be read by the most experienced in this field. Always remember that Mammography is considered the primary diagnostic tool for identifying breast cancer. Thermography is useful as an adjunct procedure.

If a breast thermography is interpreted as a TH3, TH4 or TH5 we now have the services for comprehensive imaging utilizing ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr.’s Goltra and Clinton and their staff have been outstanding in working with the special needs of our patients. Dr. James Majeski has joined our team to provide the services as a breast specialist along with surgical intervention if needed. A review of his credentials will assure you that you are in the hands of a truly outstanding doctor. We are hearing wonderful reports from our patients who have consulted with him. They are appreciative of his skills and compassion.

As the greatest death rate from breast cancer occurs between the ages of 40-45 years and these cancers on average began 15 years before, early detection becomes critical beginning as early as age 25. Breast Thermography can be used as an adjunct procedure to Mammography WITHOUT radiation or compression. Thermography, can be highly sensitive and specific.

Using nutritional and immunologic treatment protocols we have been able to reverse even a TH4 (65% plus risk of confirming malignancy) to a normal TH1 and TH2 rating. Prevention is a better way to manage a disease that affects one in eight women. See the images for yourself.

Patient A: had her first thermogram performed on January 2004 (shown on the left). After beginning a preventive treatment protocol, she was rescanned on December 2005, showing marked improvement.

Patient B: also showed great improvement with a nutritional and immunological treatment protocol, as demonstrated in her before and after thermograms between November 2006 and October 2007.

Contact the Center for Women’s Health at COEM today by calling (843) 572-1600 or by visiting our web site at www.earlycancerdetection.com

Allan Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.
Medical Director,
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine

 

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