Patient Success Stories In Their Own Words
All of the following patient success stories were written by actual patients of Dr. Yu. The patients' initials are used instead of their name to protect their privacy. Although no guarantees or promises can be made for another person's outcomes, the health improvements described here are inspirational and may be helpful to others searching for answers to unresolved health problems.
You'll notice that many health problems in these patient success stories are related to the "oral cavity", i.e. the teeth, gums, and related areas. It is common sense that the oral cavity can influence the health of the whole body. After all, we are complex beings and all our parts are inter-related. There is a growing recognition among a variety of health care practitioners both within Alternative Medicine as well as conventional medicine, and particularly among dentists that practice "Biological Dentistry", that dental problems can have far-reaching effects throughout the body. These dental problems include cavities, infections, toxic or allergy-producing filling materials, root canals, and misalignment of the teeth or jaw. Dental "amalgams," commonly called "silver fillings" are often 50% mercury.
Two very good reference sites for understanding the practices of a "biological dentist" and the relationship of the oral cavity to overall health are that of Dr. Douglas Cook at www.dentistryhealth.com and Dr. Michael Rehme at www.toothbody.com. Although your choice of dentist and resulting outcomes are your own responsibility, we do recommend these dentists. We strongly suggest you read the article entitled "High Speed Drilling" that has a button in the "table of contents" on the left side of Dr. Cook's home page.
Patients’ Success Stories...In Their Own Words
Success Story: It's like a miracle, really that's how much better I feel! - Relief from the bondage of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and Arthritis Pain
(This was written as an e-mail to a friend and copied to Dr. Yu.)
First, I Just wanted to THANK YOU, thank you, thank you! for referring me to Dr.Yu. I have seen him twice and I feel 75% better than I did 3 months ago.
He treated me with every viral, bacterial medicine he had. Said he had never seen so many viral issues with one person. He de-wormed, “de-parisited” me, gave me supplements and I took every one of them with a prayer “let this be the thing that will rid my body of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and the swelling, inflammation and arthritis pain.... this awful thing that has stolen 4 years of my life.”
Since seeing him, I have weaned myself from the Steroids, Prednisone .25 mg & Welbrutrin 450 mg for my Arthritic pain, the Adderall for energy in the past 4 weeks. All I am taking is my thyroid medicine. You don’t know how happy that makes me just getting off of those 3 drugs. I have always been a anti-synthetic drug person and it just killed me to have to take those to be able to function everyday.
I am also sleeping much better, have an appetite again. Which I haven’t had for 4 years. He did say he was going to get me fixed up, but not over night, “and no guarantees.” I would have and did try almost anything to feel better in the past 4 years. I am just happy feeling the way I feel today compared to 4 weeks ago. It’s like a miracle, really that’s how much better I feel!!!!
What a blessing you were to come to dinner that night, M and ask how I was feeling. I had been praying for something to help me find out what was wrong with me. I was really starting to lose hope that I was never going to feel young again and be a 40 year old trapped inside an 80 year old body.
I have always been a very active, physically strong person and enjoyed playing tennis, running and soccer. And just felt my life had been taken away from me when I was barely able to walk or open a bottle of ketchup. I was very angry and mad that my health was taken away from me so quickly and that I was just supposed to keep taking more drugs to numb all the pain that was supposedly in my brain.
M_k has mentioned to me several times that you had called and that you had asked about me seeing Dr. Yu. I just wanted to take the time to express my deepest gratitude, that this referral to Dr. Yu was the greatest gift anyone could have ever given me.
Today, I got up at 6 a.m. and D and I walked up that hill in our neighborhood to play Tennis for 2 hours and walked home. I never thought I would be able to do that again!
Thank you Dr. Yu, for your gifts, talents, knowledge and studying of alternative medicine. I have seen many doctors, taken many medicines and traveled many miles to the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio trying to find someone that was able to help me, and believe me that it was not “all in my head”.
I feel like I have my life back again and I am going to enjoy it for the next 40 years, doing all the things I love to do! Thank you M and Dr. Yu and may God bless you both!
I am really looking forward to my next appointment. Now if we could just get me to lose those extra 30 lbs I have gained in the past 4 years....maybe in 3 weeks?? That would be a miracle. I’m working on it.
Dr. Yu, you are more than welcome to put this out there. I am happy to tell everyone why I am feeling so much better. We moved into a new home 4 years ago and I love to plant flowers and work in my yard, I have not been able to do that since we have moved.
I have been working out in the yard on my landscaping and put lights in the last 2 weeks. All my neighbors are in awe. They are all like, what has gotten into you? I told them I have energy and feel good again thanks to Dr. Yu, this new Doctor I have been seeing.
My husband told me last night, you seem much happier lately, and I am like “Duh” I feel good! It makes a big difference to wake up feeling good and not be tired and to have energy. I feel like I am alive again! So yes, let everyone know about how you have helped me. I am telling everyone I know about you and what a wonderful Doctor you are!D.D.
Success Story: "You Have Given Me My Life Back"Dear Dr. Yu and Staff,
For several weeks I have wanted to write and share the good news of my renewed energy. I am convinced it is related to the gradual removal of mercury from my system which you and your staff accomplished. Let me share some of the differences I'm experiencing.
Three years ago Christmas I met you for the first time. I can remember walking into your office feeling very anxious and wondering what I was getting myself into... After my initial surprise when you asked to check my fingers and feet (I was expecting something of a regular physical exam!) I began to realize I was a partner in my own healing. Before this I often felt like the doctor would heal me. Now I realized you were naming your own hopes and limitations, inviting me to become an active participant in my own healing process. As tests confirmed my mercury level was extremely high, 230. I was unfocused, lacked energy, experienced many sinus infections each season, sore throats were common, upper back pain and pounding headaches added to my discomfort. I felt I was losing my mind and often lost my balance, walking in odd ways, almost feeling a "disconnect" between my legs and the rest of my body. I was dropping things, forever forgetting where I put things, etc. The simplest tasks seemed impossible.
It was at this time you suggested I get an evaluation from Dr. Michael Rehme, DDS, who confirmed your diagnosis that the thirteen fillings in my teeth were probably the source of my problem. When I had mentioned to my former dentist that I was concerned about the mercury he trivialized my fears and assured me there was nothing harmful in mercury fillings. I wonder where I'd be today if I had listened to him? After your evaluation and the subsequent replacement of all thirteen fillings, I have noticed a remarkable change in myself. Recently I have given presentations to groups (50 - 60 people) with a minimum of anxiety, being able to focus and sustain thought patterns in questions from participants. I could not do this three years ago when I first began this process.
I also feel positive energy rising within me, something that had been so depleted by effects of the mercury poisoning. My attempts to compensate for the inability to focus led to extreme exhaustion. Now I find energy increasing as I research a topic, follow through in creating novel ways to present an idea, and do all the administrative tasks needed. An example of this new energy took place this past Saturday, when I met with sixty School Sisters of Notre Dame to discuss the topic: "The Lewis and Clark Expedition as a Metaphor of the Motherhouse Renovation." It was fun, energizing for the sisters, and gave them much food for thought. At the end of the presentation I felt their positive energy and have been invited to return and explore the topic further.
My primary ministry is that of Spiritual Direction and my office is at Maria Center, St Louis. Before my treatment for mercury poisoning, I was beginning to feel unable to continue this ministry. It demands careful attention to the feelings under the statements an individual might make and the ability to reflect back what the person has said and where the Spirit might be leading. Due to the exhaustion and pain I previously felt, it was a constant battle to stay present to the individual. In a previous instance of consulting a medical doctor, I had been told I would probably be on tranquilizers for the rest of my life. Thank God I sought another opinion.
Now that my mercury count is 26! I find renewed energy to walk into areas of a person's fears in ways that are freeing for the individual and allow God's Spirit to use me in a whole new way. Others are seeing something new in the way I've been "directing" them and there is new growth possible because I am more in touch with the inner dynamic (gift of the Spirit) known as discernment.
I realize that my recovery has also included a change in diet and nutrition, greater fidelity to exercise, (walking and yoga) more rest, focusing less on a filled calendar than times for Shabbat rest, and a steady diet of good reading, good music, and good friends. I am no longer trying to handle difficulties alone, toughing it out as I had done before, but being a vital part of my parish community, my religious community, and my broader Franklin County community. Quality time for prayer and solitude are a "must" for the kind of ministry I offer and I honor that reality more than ever before. And I continue to see a chiropractor whose philosophy supports your own.
As I consider how I've changed over the past three years I must admit it was a difficult road at times. I would receive chelation therapy from your staff, feeling depleted of any energy at all and then often go to Dr. Rehme's office for dental work. Sometimes I would drive home wondering if I could do it. But both your staff and Dr. Rehme's were so personally supportive and affirming. I remember how you helped me through an especially difficult time by listening without judgment and helping me learn to trust what my body was trying to tell me. I remember how often Ann helped me by her compassionate patience as veins would give out or I would just be weary of the whole process, and how supportive Kate was with each step in my journey. That kindness kept me coming back and seeing the process through to the end.
Finally, this whole process has taught me how threatening your approach must be to the AMA. Only once did I receive a prescription for a drug, Amoxillcin, after an especially difficult sinus infection. Yes, the initial cost was expensive and I wondered if my community could afford it. However, when I look at the benefits I see the whole process as an investment in better health in the future. I wonder what disease might have developed in me due to the mercury poisoning. M.S. cancer, etc.? The whole experience has made me even more a believer in Alternative Medicine.
To say I am grateful is an understatement. You and Dr. Rehme have given me my life back and I will never forget your professional expertise and your personal kindness. The "Lazarus" in me says THANK YOU.S.J.B.
Success Story: Twenty Years Of Symptoms and Pain Gone Within 11 Months
(See the article related to this Success Story, Operation Enduring Freedom: Saving Colonel H. Go to the Articles page to develop a greater understanding of Dr. Yu's perspective on health and healing.)
Preface: Dr. Yu was in the U.S. Army Reserve for 25 years and first saw Colonel H. when Dr. Yu was stationed at a U.S. Army base in Germany. Dr. Yu detected a major problem with parasites in Colonel H. Parasites are very common even in the developed world and industrialized countries with clean water and sanitary conditions.
Dr. Yu uses a variety of more than 20 different natural and prescription parasite remedies depending on the person’s individual evaluation. Often parasite remedies are required to be used over many months while varying the types of remedies and dosages. Over the years, Dr. Yu has seen an amazing array of illnesses respond positively to treatment for parasites.
Dr. Yu also detected major problems with dental work. Due to circumstances, that would have to wait to be addressed.
Dr. Yu returned to the U.S. at the end of March. Colonel H.’s treatments needed to continue so he sought Dr. Yu’s advice in working with the local Army physicians.
The rest of the text below is from Colonel H.’s own words written in a series of emails over 11 months to Dr. Yu. Colonel H. had been suffering with a variety of ailments and pain for 20 years that were gone within 11 months.
I am so grateful. I will tell you the drugs I take, old symptoms, things that improved, symptoms in the last 24 hours and questions on the way ahead.
Drugs I am taking:
- Allopurinol for gout. My uric acid level is now down to 6.7
- Lisinopril for high blood pressure
- Hydrocholorothiazide for high blood pressure
- Loratadine for allergies
- Indomethacin (one a day for gout prevention)
Things I suffered from prior to your treatment:
- High blood pressure (usually 140/90) even with the blood pressure medicine
- Bowel problems after eating (feeling bloated, flatulence and often diarrhea). Could hear a lot of bowel activity. Problems with my stool.
- Fatigue. At the end of the day I just laid on the couch and watched TV.
- High feelings of anxiety and anxiousness. I couldn't do things like take time to read or do a jigsaw puzzle. I also could not enjoy what I was doing because I was planning what I was doing next.
- Back pain. I have a broken back and arthritis and had pain every day. Was seeing a physical therapist.
- Insomnia. I took up to 3 sleeping pills a night and usually at least 1 1/2. Took one at bedtime. I tossed and turned all night and usually had to get up and watched TV between 1-3 am and took a half sleeping pill.
- I have a lot of dental work.
- I had previously been treated for amebic dysentery and giardia.
- Had a headache almost every morning.
- Allergies. Had high drainage in the morning and would gag on phlegm. Would gag to the point that in the morning I would throw up a little about 1/3 to 1/4 of the time.
- On an EKG in January I was identified with an irregular heartbeat in an emergency room when I was treated for gout/bowel problems and shock due to taking high dosages of percocet without a stool softener.
- Pretty irritable and on edge all the time.
- Always forgetting little stuff like where my keys are located, etc.
- At the end of work every day I would have a desire for alcohol and at the end of the day a desire for sleeping pills. Anything to numb myself.
Behavioral changes [after treatments from Dr. Yu]
- I liked jigsaw puzzles. Came home and just spent time with my wife as she makes dinner.
- In a high stress job I was much calmer and approached problem solving differently.
- Blood pressure was now 114/77.
- Allergies were a lot less. Had to clear my throat a lot but not the drainage like I had before.
- No back pain.
- Memory improved Stopped misplacing items and had better control of my life. Understood complex problems better and easier.
- I had no bowel problems. Ate fine and had no flatulence.
- No headache. No pain at all.
- Slept great. Still used sleeping pills but usually just one and woke for a few minutes but got up and used the bathroom and went back to sleep. I dreamed and they were good dreams.
- Sex was calmer and more fun with my wife.
- No desire for alcohol.
- Had much more energy and more "chatty." Less confrontational and much more cooperative.
- Stopped pacing completely.
- Changed my plans for the future.
[Colonel H. ran out of the medications from Dr. Yu. The treatments needed to be continued as evidenced by the following.]
Big changes in the last 24 hours and I could feel it inside before I noticed physical symptoms.
- Allergies have increased and a lot of phlegm. I have begun gagging on the phlegm again.
- Feeling of anxiousness or anxiety that I can feel around my solar plexus area and below.
- Hear much more bowel activity
- Have a little of a feeling in my stomach after I eat.
- More trouble sleeping. Woke up between 1-3 am and couldn't go back to sleep. Took Zolphidem and watched TV for a while and went back to sleep.
- Feel more under stress even though in the past 3 weeks I was under more stress than this week.
- Don't have the same feeling of contentment, joy and calmness. I have remained calmer but it is a more forced than 48 hours ago rather than naturally occurring.
- Flatulence has increased.
- There is pain between my shoulders and lower back.
- Started pacing again.
Way ahead: You tell me what you think if I should share this with my family care physician. I have known him a few years and I think he was receptive to what you did. He was definitely impressed with the results, I saw him on 3 March. If you want to prescribe things or need tests run in the context of conventional Army medicine I think he would be supportive. I defer to you. You know both sides. If I have to pay this out of my pocket, I will. You have truly changed my life and I am grateful beyond words. It has had a tremendous impact on my family and changed my plans for the future. I thought I was just aging prematurely.
Just wanted to thank you again for all you have done. Your treatment has truly changed my life. I am pain free and my blood pressure is terrific. Your treatment of my parasite, despite all the challenges from the conventional Army medical community, has incredibly improved my quality of life and ability to do my mission. Everybody notices the difference.
Thought you would be interested in the latest development. A little more than a week ago the feeling in my gut returned and the anxiety. So I took the [medicine] that I had in stock. The feeling in my gut and anxiety left by the second day.
Yesterday, I had blood in my urine. So they did a urinalysis, blood labs and X-rays. Today they did a CAT scan and discovered I have kidney stones, lots of them. Since I don’t have any real pain pertaining to that problem, I do in my back and neck, they told me to monitor and if I get bad pain to go to the doctor. Overall my health is still greatly improved and this is the only health issue, other than my back hurting which is also better, since you first treated me in February.
I slept without sleeping pills for the first time in 5 years. I again attribute this to your work.
Success Story: Crohn's Disease - "How do you thank a man who has saved the life of your child?"
My daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's at age 11 in May, 2008 and suffered tremendously with debilitating symptoms for a two year period, before we finally found Dr. Simon Yu. She suffered terrible stomach cramps, frequent, urgent need to evacuate her bowels , constipation and fever. Our daughter woke up several times while sleeping to evacuate her bowels, preventing her from getting a good night's sleep. Her colon was greatly inflammed and she suffered with anemia, anorexia and general weakness. She was unable to grow normally or absorb nutrients properly. She was unable to function normally for a 2 year period, with daily tardiness to school. On a good day, she was able to attend school for half the day, arriving later after her stomache pains lessened. For 2 month periods, each school year, she could not attend school at all requiring home schooling. She endured 2 hospitalizations, where she was given high steroid dosages, which only debilitated her more.
What became clear to us was that allopathic medicine/traditional gastroenterology could not help our daughter. High dosages of steroids, antiinflammatory and immune suppressing drugs were all tried with little positive results, instead causing other negative effects including disfiguring "moonface" from the steroids and worsening malaise. We were told there was no known cause or cure for this illness, only hope for periods of "remission of symptoms". The allopathic drugs only treated symptoms.
We immediately searched for alternative doctors and for 2 years tried every concievable alternative treatment. We tried various diets to no avail; Specific Carbohydrate Diet (has helped many and I would recommend trying), grain free diet, low carb diets, food sensitivity diets (LEAP), and candida diets. We tried many supplements and alternative medications including; probiotics, Aloe, vitamins, omega 3's and low dose naltrexone. We engaged the services and professional advise of a homeopathic MD, Naturopathic doctor, autistic MD, environmental medicine MD, holistic LDN physician,MD, acupuncturist, and two Doctors of Chiropractor. Our daughter did not respond to anything or anyone. We were under the care of 2 different pediatric gastroenterologists throughout this ordeal. I constantly read and researched the subject of Crohn's disease and health, acquiring a rather large home library.
Finally, we came across Dr. Simon Yu, who didn't look at our daughter as suffering from an incurable illness, but looked at her symptoms and tried to find the underlying cause. This approach was a new and refreshing, hopeful beginning for us. We were battle weary by the time we got to Dr. Yu and fearful for our daughter's health and life. We were afraid and hesitant to try one more approach since all had failed her up to this point. BUT, we also did not know where else to turn and Dr. Yu offered a new approach and hope . After a thorough history and medical exam, Dr. Yu did his meridian testing and analysis and suspected parasites in our daughter, which no one else had treated her for. She was tested early on for parasites, but what I have learned is that the allopathic testing is highly ineffective in detection of parasites and misses the great majority of them. The treatments are not as specific as Dr. Yu's are able to be with his meridian testing. It all seemed like magic to us in the beginning, but I felt like I had nothing to lose and after some hesitation,we tried the parasite drugs as prescribed by Dr. Yu. What followed felt nothing short of a miracle. Our daughter for the first time in 2 years, after several days on the medicine, noticed a dramatic decline in her symptoms. She woke up without stomache pain. She was able to return to school and since being under Dr. Yu's care this past year, she has been able to go to school on time every day and enjoy a normal teenage life.
In the one year time frame of being under Dr. Yu's care, our daughter has gained 18 pounds, going from 65 lbs to 83 lbs, still small for her age, but growing normally again. She has gained 2 inches in height. She is 13 now, almost 14 years old. She is no longer anemic and almost all of her symptoms have disappeared with only rare stomache aches which generally do not last long. She has had several treatments for parasites in this past year. Shortly after we began with Dr.Yu we chose to discontinue the GI's immunesuppressant drugs, which had obviously done no good for her, but which the GI doctor had wanted us to continue indefinately. This was our choice and we noticed no ill effects. I believe it was only slowing down her body's ability to try and fight infections and heal. Under Dr. Yu's directive our daughter takes vitamins based on his hair analysis testing, as well as herbal anti inflammatory pills, probiotics a natural growth hormone and a couple of homeopathic remedies. We feel all of these treatments are infinitely safer and more helpful than any of the harsh, dangerous drugs prescribed by the gastroenterologists. We know that these treatments are temporary boosts until her body is completely healed, unlike the lifelong prescriptions prescribed by allopathic medicine.
While our daughter is doing remarkably better and moving in the right direction, she is not where I want her to be. I believe her immune system was greatly compromised/injured by too many vaccines and the toxins they contain, as well as an abundance of antibiotics and malnutrition. Prior to her illness, I gave her Girdasil, the HVC vaccine, thinking I was giving her added protection, not realizing that vaccines are mostly unnecessary and serve only to profit pharmaceutical companies and injure our children causing a host of new illnesses, if not death (my own opinion after thoroughly researching the subject). However, I feel so greatly blessed to have Dr. Yu as my partner in pursuit of her complete healing from her illness and am confidant that she will get there. Our next treatment step is to test her for mercury/metal levels via chelation, as well as some other safe treatments and proceed from there.
The other important change our family has made is in our diet. We have changed our diet to more organic foods, meat, eggs and raw milk from grass fed, free range animals, and sprouted whole grains. We eliminated most soy products and greatly reduced carbohydrates and sugar intake. We also elminated all sodas. Our diet was quite toxic, prior to our daughter's illness which I believe was another contributing factor to her disease.
Dr. Yu is a compassionate, brilliant, ethical and brave physician. He is a hero to me and my family. My husband, myself and our two other children are under his care as well and I do not proceed with any treatments without first consulting him. I view him as our 1st line health care provider. He has helped our family with a host of other conditions including; arthritis, heart problems , persistant coughing, chest pain, breathing issues, osteoporosis and kidney issues. Dr. Yu has the biggest and most complete toolbox of any physciain we have ever met. He is more dedicated than anyone I have ever known to continue learning at his own expense and expand upon his treatment options. Dr. Yu is a hidden gem in our community and I consider him one of the biggest blessings in our lives.
How do you thank a man who has saved the life of your child? No words can adequately express our family's gratitude to this great healer in our midst. If anyone reading this wants to discuss further our experience with Dr. Yu, we will be happy to talk to you.
I hope this testimonial will give someone the courage to see Dr. Yu. I wish someone had told me about him early on in our daugher's illness, so she could have avoided 2 years of great suffering.Michelle
February 28, 2011
Success Story: Sick for Many Years including Adrenal Insufficiency - "Dr. Yu and his treatment literally saved my life."
I would like to thank Dr. Simon Yu and his homeopathic expertise in diagnosing my problem. We believe he and his treatment literally saved my life.
I had been sick for many years off and on and I saw many doctors. Eventually, in 2008, I was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency and put on medicine but was getting worse and not very functional. I was having many infections, increased nausea, diarrhea, high blood pressure, very weak, etc. By this time, I could walk but with great effort. Talking was difficult. I had had problems with a tooth infection and asked Dr. Michael Rehme, in St. Louis, if he knew of a doctor who could help me. Thank God he referred me to Dr. Yu.
Finally, I got an answer. Dr. Yu diagnosed my problem as parasites. After his testing, he told me I was very sick and he could tell I had been for a very long time. We believed the initial intestinal parasite problem began while I was in India about 35 years ago. I had eaten some food (probably diseased meat) and became very ill. This eventually was weakening my immune system and organs.
Dr. Yu had me on prescriptions as well as homeopathic remedies to rid me of the parasites. For several months I was very sick during this process. I was taking individualized vitamins, minerals, nutritional IV’s and other strengthening nutrients. I expelled numerous parasites through the bowels and skin.
After 2 years, I am continuing to gain strength and I am very grateful to Dr. Yu and his consistent care. I believe God led me to Dr. Yu.S.T.
Success Story: Fainting Spells That Stumped the Doctors Including Specialists, and Controlled My Life, Are Totally GoneI have been meaning to write to you for some time now, and I figured that I as my "one year" anniversary of good health is next week - now would be a good time. I would like to make a testimonial to anyone out there to come and see Dr. Yu - he is a miracle worker who has given my life back to me.
Here is the short of a long story: I am a 25 year old female, who for about a year was suffering from mysterious fainting spells, lightheadedness, irritability, and fatigue. I thought that I was doing everything right I was a non smoker who worked out almost everyday, ate well, and watched sugar, caffeine, and alcohol intakes. I was in a healthy relationship with many friends and a steady job.
However, one night when I was out with friends, I got this sudden feeling that I was going to faint, and I did. I fell right onto the floor and was unconscious for a few seconds, when I came too, I was disoriented and then lost consciousness/fainted again. For the next 10 months, I would get these horrible fainting spells that would come unannounced at any time of day in any situation.
I couldn't find any sort of correlation whatsoever and neither could a physician. I saw cardiologists, rheumatologists, general practitioners, and no one could figure anything out. My EKGs were all normal, I wore heart monitors on and off for days or weeks, and blood tests came back normal. I think that my physicians thought that I was making it all up - because they couldn't find anything "wrong" with me.
For months I became paranoid about leaving the house, for fear that I would be driving in my car or that I would be by myself when I would faint. Some days I would wake up and know that it was going to be a bad day for me...I would be exhausted physically and feel on the verge of fainting at any minute. I craved sweets, caffeine, salts, fats - anything to keep up my energy.
I stopped going out at night and stopped working out at the gym. I was too afraid to go on long walks or be in hot weather - because all of this drained my energy and I would faint.
And, it wasn't the pretty-looking fainting that you see in the movies. Rather, my face would loose all color, my ears would ring, I would break out into a cold sweat, and fall to the floor. It was horrifying and terrifying. I couldn't do the things that I loved to do and no one could find out what was wrong with me. I spent hours at doctor's offices.
Then, I saw Dr. Yu, and my life was changed. Within ONE visit, not only did he test and diagnose me with a parasite, but he was able to prescribe me with appropriate treatment and medicine. For three weeks I stuck to Dr. Yu's instructions, and after those three weeks I returned to Dr. Yu where ALL of my tests showed that I was healed, and I felt WONDERFUL. My energy was better than I ever remember it and I wasn't on the verge of fainting all the time.
It has now been a year and I have not fainted once, nor have I felt on the verge of fainting. My energy levels are great, and I'm no longer lightheaded or irritable. Also, I do not crave the sweets that I used to - and have lost and kept off 5 extra pounds for a whole year. I feel fantastic and it makes me want to cry because I am so happy and relieved.
Dr. Yu is incredible and the smartest medical mind that I've ever come across. I am so thankful that I was able to see him and that he could help me at my age.
Thank you Dr. Yu for giving me my life back...I hope that you understand how incredibly grateful I am. There was a time when I thought that my life as I knew it was over, and now I have it back and I am so, so, so, thankful.Sincerely,
Success Story: Stage 4 Cancer Gone and Tolerance of Chemotherapy "Much Easier"
Dear Dr. Yu and Staff,
On February 14, 2007 I received some incredible news about my health. As a 45 year old man, diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in August of 2005, a recent PET scan revealed that all remaining cancer from surgery was non-existent. The care I received from you and your staff beginning in September 2005 was outstanding. It helped me get through three tough rounds of chemotherapy by getting me back on my feet much quicker than anticipated.
After undergoing the first round of chemotherapy without being under your care, I can certainly attest to the fact that the next three seemed much easier to contend with. Your care gave me hope. It pulled me through a very difficult time and now you have made my body strong once again.
I will now turn to you for prevention, to keep any recurrence from happening. I have been and will continue to spread the good news about you, your treatments and wonderful staff. Your approach to health needs to be recognized.My sincerest thanks,
Success Story: Kidney Cancer Follow-Up - Building My Immune SystemFrom one day to the next, I developed kidney cancer! Of course, it wasn't in just one day. It had been developing for some time. How long, no one will ever know. Very fast in one month? Slowly over several years? Or some time in between. I went in the hospital at 9:00 am one morning and by 5:00 pm I'm going into surgery to have my right kidney removed…and the tumor that was half the size of the kidney. I was "fortunate", not, of course, in having the cancer, but in that the cancer had not spread outside my kidney. Therefore, I did not have any follow-up chemotherapy or radiation.
After the initial shock and scare of having cancer and recovering from the surgery, the next step was to have follow-up exams. Even though I had utilized homeopathy, which is one aspect of Alternative Medicine, I was so scared by the thought of cancer and the words from the conventional medical establishment that I went to a nationally renowned hospital for follow-up. I was on the "fringe" of Alternative Medicine, not having fully embraced it because I simply knew too little about it. My follow-up consisted of x-rays and blood work every six months and CAT scans once a year.
I kept wondering what they - the medical professionals - and I were doing with this information. It finally dawned on me that all they were doing was waiting, waiting to see when cancer would return. They were checking to see if they could catch it early in its stages, as if they could treat it any better by catching it early. After all, the cancer studies follow patients for five years, as if that's enough to extend one's life. After over 30 years and over $35 billion spent on cancer research, cancer rates are still increasing. Doesn't this suggest that maybe this research is looking in the wrong places to cure it? How about the novel idea of just taking all of the known carcinogens out of our environment and products and manufacturing processes so people don't get cancer in the first place? But, I digress.
I started my own serious research and reading into Alternative Medicine for cancer. A "light bulb" finally lit up in my head one day when logic and common sense took hold of me. My thinking went like this: I realized that everyone has cancerous cells. A healthy immune system keeps them in check; kills them off. Since I got cancer, my immune system must have broken down. Therefore, why don't I remove all the causes of cancer for which I have control and also build the strength of my immune system? Yes, that's exactly what I decided to do.
In my research, I developed a three point plan. First, I learned of many diagnostic tests that conventional medicine was not using that provided much better and more complete information about the health of my entire body and all its organs. I made a list of all the tests that I wanted to have done. Second, I made a list of preventative actions that I wanted to take including a variety of nutritional support. Third, I made a list of Alternative Medicine therapies that I would use if cancer should return.
I ran into a friend of mine who told me how Dr. Yu had helped his wife get her health back after conventional doctors had "messed her up" with all the prescription drugs and their side affects and interactions. I was amazed when I first took my lists into Dr. Yu and found that he was using all the diagnostic tests and preventive treatments on my lists plus many more that I hadn't considered. He was using a variety of therapies that drew upon the best that Alternative Medicine and conventional medicine have to offer. I had found the hope and active health guide for whom I was looking.
When I started with Dr. Yu, I began my "second half" of recovering from cancer. Most conventional medical professionals exclusively focus on ridding the body of cancer. They destroy the body and its immune system while attempting to kill the cancer with the poison of chemotherapy and by burning it out with radiation. Of the conventional treatments, surgery is the least destructive to the immune system. The cancer, however, may only be "conquered" temporarily. The "other half" of conquering cancer is to make sure it doesn't return.
Since starting with Dr. Yu, we discovered I had mercury toxicity, parasites, and weakened organ functions. In my Alternative Medicine research, I found that these are a few of the many causes of weakened immune systems which can lead to cancer or a variety of other illnesses. These "weak links" of my body have been remedied through the following actions: replacement of all my mercury fillings (I like to call them for what they really are and not the euphemistic name of "silver" fillings.), chelation for removal of mercury in my body, parasite cleansing, and nutritional support to strengthen weak organ function and build my immune system. I continue with periodic monitoring of my "biological terrain." This monitoring determines adjustments in my immune building routines to keep me on the right track.
There are no guarantees in life. But I feel I am now taking the positive, pro-active steps to maximize my chances that cancer will not return so I can live a healthy life. I am extremely thankful that Dr. Yu has chosen to use his knowledge, training, talents and skills toward for what I consider to be the true practice of healing.E.M.
Success Story: Finally Recovered From Multiple Symptoms - Multiple Tests Couldn't Diagnose, Numerous Specialists And Treatments Couldn't Help - But Dr. Yu's Specialized Evaluations And Treatments WorkedDr. Yu and Staff,
Here is a testimonial I have written and would be more than willing to share with other patients hopefully to encourage. I am so thankful for everything you have done for me and continue to do!
About 4 years ago I became very ill and began having strange symptoms such as nosebleeds, difficulty breathing, dizzy, fatigue, headaches, lymph nodes swelling, pain throughout body to name a few. I was exposed to a high amount of toxic mold which has been the cause of what I believe to be the majority of these symptoms.
My immune system really took a dip and I developed Mononucleosis. I was sent to numerous doctors mostly diagnosing me with asthma, chronic fatigue, and sinusitis directly from the mold. Scariest of all I was diagnosed with demyleniation of the central nervous system due to what the doctors think to be a prolonged suppressed immune system.
I had several tests that revealed this to be the issue including an eye testing, hearing test, CT scans, and MRI’s. I was having tingling in my arms and legs, headaches, pains in sides/back, leg pain, feet/toe twitching, eye twitching, dizziness, extreme fatigue, hard time sleeping, gastrointestinal issues, and much more.
There were approximately 3-4 spots found on my brain and the doctor was wanting to do a spinal tap to rule out MS. This is not mentioning the numerous specialists I saw prior to this treatment, and they just couldn't seem to find what was wrong. I followed different types of treatment along with a strict organic and natural diet (which I still do try to eat healthy).
I even flew and drove to Texas a couple times to see a Toxicologist who did some fungal treatment for the mold issue and blood work that cost a fortune. I still had no answers.
Needless to say, I was extremely frustrated, discouraged, and had no money left!!! I looked up a doctors name who happened to live in Illinois , and who had helped people like myself, hoping maybe this would finally be the right answer. He actually said, “Oh, you're from Missouri ? There is a doctor right there in St. Louis that could probably help you.”
He gave me Dr. Yu’s name and contact information. That was what I needed to hear. I still felt it was just too good to be true. I saw Dr. Yu and he did an exam, and also acupuncture [meridian assessment]. The acupuncture [meridian assessment] revealed several problems that were affecting and possibly causing the very problems I was experiencing.
Dr. Yu treated me for several issues to improve. My husband, family, friends, and co-workers were amazed with how I was recovering. I continue to treat with Dr. Yu today (8 months later). I feel so much better, and I am finally feeling normal again. I have energy and. can work out (Not as much as I would like- But, gaining every day that passes).
It is such a wonderful thing just to feel good. My last MM revealed that nothing else has appeared and the neurologist said he would just monitor it now with MRI’s.
My last visit with Dr. Yu was extremely encouraging as he reported to me that my acupuncture [meridian assessment] was normal and my body seemed to be doing well. I know it is because I feel it!!! I thank the good Lord for healing me because I know he has. I also thank the Lord because I truly feel he led me to Dr. Yu at Prevention and Healing.
That is truly what Dr. Yu’s practice is about, preventing and healing! Dr. Yu’s office staff are remarkable. They are so kind, compassionate, and always willing to lend a hand or help in any way possible.
I can not think of another doctor I would like to be under the care of more than Dr. Yu. His care for me has been unbelievable!
I am a teacher, and it takes a great amount of energy to fulfill that job. I am able-to really enjoy-my job now, I have referred several of my friends and family members that have issues that their doctors can not seem to figure out. I know there are good doctors out there, but I truly believe Dr. Yu is the best.God Bless,
Success Story: Three Years of Bronchial Symptom Cover-up Resolved in Three MonthsDear Dr. Yu:
I have been a relatively healthy person until about three years ago when I came down with recurring bronchitis and pneumonia from which I was unable to fully recover. Soon after I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a condition where the lungs don’t work properly to rid mucus from the airways, making any type of physical activity (this includes walking) demanding and exhausting. Another consequence of this condition is mucus remains in the lungs and serves as an ideal environment for bacteria colonization, hence the frequent bouts of bronchitis and pneumonia I experienced over the years since.
I’m thankful that doctors at Washington University’s Center for Advanced Medicine were able to stabilize my symptoms through medications, inhalers, a nebulizer machine and antibiotic therapy as needed. As it turned out, this protocol was simply managing my symptoms and treating my lung infections as they occurred, which were five to six times a year for the past 2 years.
Every time I came down with bronchitis I would run to my local primary care physician who put me on antibiotics of some variety. If my condition didn’t improve in a few days, I would call the doctors at Washington University and let them have a look and see what other medicines/therapy might be needed. My heath was a roller-coaster ride between ill-to-fair-to-ill again.
Doctors advised me that this was the scenario I could expect for the rest of my life, but that I could lead a relatively normal life. The relatively normal part of this explanation bothered me tremendously. It was hard to accept this as a way of life for a 43 year-old person, since I had enjoyed robust, if not exceptional health nearly all of my life up to this point.
For starters, I wasn’t a smoker and rarely drank alcohol but on special occasions, and rarely to excess. I was also fairly prudent about my diet, avoiding junk foods and empty calorie foodstuffs. I take vitamins and supplements daily. and exercise regularly. So this diagnosis came as a complete surprise, but surprising further was that nobody seemed interested in finding a possible “cause.”
The first year I started experiencing these symptoms I missed 40 days of work and probably should have missed more. The second year I missed 20 days of work, a 100% improvement, but a far cry from what I considered normal.
Throughout this time I had conversations with many people about health and wellness options and opinions. One notable conversation was with a woman with whom I work named Nancy. She informed me that a friend of hers was going to see a doctor, an M.D., who used both conventional and alternative therapies, as traditional doctors had been unable to help her. I can’t recall exactly what her symptoms were, but she wanted another opinion. To make a long story short, the doctor the woman was going to see was Dr. Yu. Without much hesitation I decided to set up an appointment, since I felt as if I was in the same boat and what did I have to lose anyway?
Well, I must admit my first visit with Dr. Yu was bewildering. I was analyzed with some odd-looking (and sounding) medical equipment, the likes of which I had never seen in my other doctor’s offices. Nevertheless, I remained open minded and agreed to at least give this stuff a try. Some of the equipment I recall having read about in alternative medicine books and newsletters to which I subscribe.
Actually seeing the machines in action, with my body as the test subject was intriguing to say the least. One particular machine, the Acupuncture Meridian Assessment, tested various acupuncture points on the hands and feet and was able to identify abnormal tissues/organs using an electrical impulse. My test revealed abnormalities in the lower intestines and lungs and a few other readings were low, which is considered to be abnormal.
In relation to these readings Dr. Yu was fairly certain, but not positive, that I might have a parasite infection. Although the notion that I could be infested with parasites was unnerving, I agreed to submit to a regiment of supplements and prescription medication thinking what did I have to lose but a little bit of money (and parasites!) in the big picture. My health was certainly worth giving it a try, and if I didn’t try it, I’d never know whether it might help.
Dr. Yu explained to me that during the treatment to eradicate parasites I might have a flare up in my symptoms, but not to be alarmed as this would pass in a few days. Well, sure enough after the first month or so of treatment I came down with what I thought was another bout of bronchitis; fever and coughing up mucus.
Having been so dependent on conventional treatment and not wanting my symptoms to progress into anything worse, I panicked and called my primary care doctor and he put me on antibiotics - as usual. I figured I should at least let Dr. Yu know about my condition to see if there would be any contraindications with the antibiotics and the parasite treatment.
Well right away he wanted to see me in his office. He explained that my symptoms were a normal and expected process of the parasite cycle, in that they were dying out. He insisted that I didn't need antibiotics and showed me, using the Acupuncture Meridian Assessment machine, how the antibiotic I was taking wouldn't help.
I had a hard time with the notion that I didn't need antibiotics when I felt this ill, but I was willing to take his advice. To fight the infection that was being caused by the parasites dying off he recommended that I take 2000 mg of Vitamin C every hour until I reached bowel intolerance (diarrhea), and then reduce the dosage when this normalized. I went home and began taking Vitamin C as prescribed and in less than 5 hours (after taking a total of 10,000 mg of Vitamin C), my fever broke and I was beginning to feel better. Every day thereafter I felt a little bit better.
It’s been nearly 5 months since I first visited Dr. Yu and I can tell you that I haven’t felt this good in over 3 years. During my last 2 appointments, the Acupuncture Meridian Assessment indicated all my meridians were in the normal range. My strength and stamina has returned and my improvements in both amaze me.
I workout nearly every day and can now perform over 20 pull-ups and 50 push-ups- feats I could only dream of accomplishing less than 3 years ago. I have gained back nearly 20 lbs of muscle and just recently went rock climbing in Wyoming, keeping up with my wife (11 years my junior) and my niece and her boyfriend, both in their early 20s. Although my lung function will probably never be normal due to scaring and past infections, I can do all the things I ever hoped of doing- and now all of this prescription drug-free!
Thank you Dr. Yu for giving me a new and improved lease on life.
Success Story: Hypersensitivity to Petroleum Based Physical Materials (Which Are Everywhere) Relieved With Parasite Remedies, It's Good to be Alive
In the Spring of 2004 I started feeling like there was something crawling around on my skin. I was also awake for hours every night so I started seeing doctors at our local clinic. Everyone I saw gave me a prescription cream for "itchy" skin even though I kept telling them that my skin didn't itch; it felt like things with legs were walking on my skin. As I went from doctor to doctor at the clinic, I was told that I was lonely and seeking attention. One doctor got a book down and had me read (out loud) the description for paranoid parasitosis,. One dermatologist told me that if I kept talking about unseen bugs crawling on me, I would end up losing my husband and family. So I didn't go back and I tried everything I could find on the internet, but nothing helped.
Things got worse that Summer. I felt like there were herds of things crawling on me, and I was only sleeping one hour out of every 24. I couldn't even dial a telephone or drive any more. So I got ready to say goodbye to my husband, children, and friends. I knew that it would take a LOT of drugs to get me to stop saying that something was crawling on me. But I was ready to accept that since I could not find a for certain way of killing myself (I figured the only thing worse than feeling like I did, was to feel as I did and be a paraplegic or brain damaged from some failed suicide attempt). Gosh, it's been five years and I'm still crying as I write this. I know that I haven't conveyed how awful it was, how devastated I would be after seeing each new doctor and receiving yet another prescription for itching cream.
Okay, well I was done and it is only God's mercy that saved me. I heard about a MD that practiced alternative medicine, and that landed me on the doorstep of Dr. Thomas Stone, semi retired. Dr. Stone and his nurse Mary Ellen brought me back from the point of barely being able to walk, to being well and healthy. I am so grateful to them both for their commitment to the patients that found our way to them.
But in the Spring of 2007 I found a lump in my left breast and Dr. Stone died. So many of us needed his help with our health and we were desperate to find new doctors to take over our care. Again, with God's direction, I found myself at Dr. Yu's door.
I had three surgeries that Summer to remove the tumor. I bounced right back from the first two surgeries but just didn't seem to recover the third time. By the time I saw Dr. Yu, I was feeling worse than I ever could have imagined (and I was familiar with sick and miserable). I had a sensitivity to petroleum products that was just off the charts. Anything that touched any part of my body couldn't contain any kind of petroleum product. I couldn't sit on the foam cushions on my couch or sleep on my mattress or ride in the car. The pain in my left breast was unbearable no matter how many layers of padding I placed between me and the foam or vinyl or whatever. And it got worse and worse. I couldn't wear cotton clothing because even the polyester thread used on the seams had me crying in pain. I couldn't wear shoes and even had to take socks apart and re-sew the stitching at the toes with cotton thread.
When I first saw Dr, Yu, I was wearing a cotton, Japanese kimono (because it had been sown with cotton thread), a sheet with the stitching ripped out, and wooden shoes (I had not worn shoes for months and was terribly grateful when I found these shoes on the internet). I know I looked nuts. I was sleeping on the tile floor in my bathroom and had pretty much lived there until I got my wooden shoes. Walking on the vinyl floors in my kitchen and even the polyurethane-coated wooden floors was painful. Anyway, the nurses at Dr. Yu's office were so kind and managed to behave as though I did not appear to be completely crazy. Dr. Yu began to treat me for parasites and over the next few months, the awful sensitivity began to subside. A year and a half later it is not completely gone, but I can sit on a seat in an airplane when I need to. This would have been impossible before.
As bad as it was to be me, physically, it was worse living with my thoughts. I had struggled with fear and anxiety for the last three or four years. "What if?" was constantly on my mind. After the third surgery, I had such dark thoughts. People would urge me to think more positively, that my healing depended on it. But I knew that whatever was wrong with me had altered my outlook and I really did not have any control of my attitude. It was the darkest time in my life, and that is saying a lot.
Parasites do not go quietly. One day, after having begun the parasite medications, a friend called when it was at its very worst. I was in terrible pain that went on for an hour or maybe two. She came over and prayed for me while I laid on my kitchen table and got ready to die. After a while, the pain and heat eased off and I got up feeling exhausted, but better. This happened at least four more times to a lesser and lesser degree. After about a week, the chemical sensitivity was much improved, to the point where I could get dressed. More parasite medication continued to bring more improvements.
After about a year of treatment I got to the point where I felt up to having some remodeling done in my kitchen. Shopping for tile and appliances, contacting the contractor, doing all the demo and prep work, and painting several rooms with a no VOC paint. Well, it was exhausting but possible (more than I had hoped to be able to do). But the best part is that I got ME back, and I discovered that sans parasites, I am a pretty optimistic person. I was listening to a song by Geoff Moore the other day, driving down the road in my little red, pick up truck, and I would say that this pretty much sums up how I feel:
"And it's good to be alive! Feel the wind in my face, see the blue in the sky. On days like this I realize, what a gift it is, it's good to be alive!"K.J.
Success Story: Pain Free, Symptom Free, Medication Side Effect Free, After Conventional Medicine Had No Solutions – "I now have my life back and could not be happier!"
I can not thank you enough for all you have done for me. I have never felt better and never imagined that I would be able to live a pain free and medication free life. Thank you so much.
Below is a brief testimonial. If you would like something a little more detailed please let me know. In August 2007 I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis which is a form of arthritis. I had constant pain in my hands, feet and back. I also had sharp pains in my chest that would take my breath away multiple times a day.
This diagnosis came as a shock to not only me but my family. I grew up as a very active kid and played soccer through my freshman year of college at Lindenwood University. The pain that I dealt with on a daily basis had taken me away from my active lifestyle and left me wanting to do nothing but lay in bed.
On top of the pain I felt from the arthritis, I was also starting to have side effects from the medication I was taking through my rheumatologist. I had constant stomach pain and nausea that turned out to be ulcers from all the steroids and medication that I was taking to deal with the arthritis pain.
I was starting to wonder if all this medication was even worth the side effects. This is when I decided that a life time of pain and constant medication was not going to make my life any better. I wanted my healthy and active life back.
In May 2010 I was introduced to Dr. Yu. After various testing, diet changes, supplements and a parasite cleansing, Dr. Yu found something that didn’t seem right with both my lower jaws. I was then referred to Dr. Moreland for more testing and it was confirmed that something was not right.
After my first oral surgery there was already some improvement and Dr. Yu continued treating me with natural antibiotics, supplements, vitamins, and procedures to extract toxins. August 2011 was my 3rd and final oral surgery with Dr. Moreland to clean out the lingering bacteria in my jaw from where my wisdom teeth had been removed in 2001.
I was feeling better and better after each surgery and was even able to slowly reduce my medication from my rheumatologist after each surgery As of September 2012, I have been medication free, pain free and have been considered in remission by my rheumatologist. While I evidently have the genetic marker for Ankylosing Spondylitis, it seems to me that the infection in my jaw simply overwhelmed my immune system.
If it had not been for Dr. Yu and Dr. Moreland, I would have continued to get worse as the medication from my rheumatologist was just masking the symptoms, as best they could, and the underlying cause would have never been addressed. I now have my life back and could not be happier!A. H.
Success Story: Depressed, Angry, and Unhappy Within 30 Days After Having Six Amalgams
Four years ago my husband left college with no job or insurance, and the three of us moved back to my hometown to rent a small house from my mom. We also found dental care at a local college. Within 30 days of having six teeth treated with amalgam fillings I became depressed, angry and unhappy with a six-year marriage. At 46 my menstrual cycle was off, so I thought it must be hormone related. I purchased a book at a very reputable health store in our community, and that’s when the healing process started.
Thinking I needed saliva testing, I called a lab in the appendix and they recommended a doctor in St. Louis. Well he tested my mouth, but not the saliva. The result was a shocking amount of electric currents being produced by 12 molars—all with amalgam fillings, i.e. mercury. Reviewing my medical history provided a lot of insight. I had suffered with many illnesses associated with mercury poison: acne and rheumatoid arthritis to hyperglycemia and low thyroid (just to name a few). And now it was a mental struggle to home-school my son, run a home, stay active in church, maintain my appearance, control my anger and in general, just live life. My doctor did a hair analysis and a DMPS. My mercury level excretion was almost five times higher than normal. He also gave me lots to read and recommended seeing a dentist for mercury removal.
John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Healing was going to be all three: spiritually, mentally, and physically. I trusted the Lord to provide the dentist and the finances, since He had already led me to one doctor. My husband and family were very skeptical, but I provided them with lots of information. I also talked to a couple in another state who had gone through this. Finally, my dentist discussed the plan for my mouth. I wanted to do it immediately, but that didn’t happen. In the process of removing the mercury, the metal posts in the two front teeth became infected and a root canal started giving me problems. They had to go, too.
It has been three years and we are just about complete with my mouth. It took supplements and dental work to fight and rid my body of the mercury. The healing didn’t come overnight, but I noticed changes in chunks. About every three or four months, I would think, “hey, I feel better, I haven’t been sick, depressed or yelled at anyone.” My energy level is high and most of all, my husband and son have noticed an improvement. Exercise and a healthy diet have been a part of my life for over 20 years. I’ve weighed the same since high school, took first place in a bodybuilding contest at 30 and gave natural childbirth at 41. But little did I know that the run-of-the-mill dental care was my enemy. We have improved our diet and habits and now look forward to a longer, healthier life. Thank you Doctors Yu and Rehme.C.V.
Success Story: Bronchitis, Anxiety, Depression, Breaking Out from Jewelry, Poor Night Vision
For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that after undergoing extensive dental treatment I am feeling well. Prior to seeing Dr. Rehme, I had gone through two regimens of dental treatment at two area dental schools. After the first, I was diagnosed with severe depression and began to suffer recurrent bouts of bronchitis. After the second, I developed acute anxiety and paranoia, a sclerosis of the cornea (shadow vision) which made it impossible to do any extensive reading, contact dermatitis (which prevented one from wearing jewelry), and severe pet allergies.
One year ago, I found that I was suffering from acute mercury toxicity. Several upper molars had shattered around their mercury amalgams. The mercury amalgams were removed from my lower molars and replaced with porcelain. The mercury amalgams in two other teeth were replaced with non-toxic materials. My mercury levels were reduced with DMPS IV's (intravenous injections) to a level where I can now take DMSA orally. I am continuing to take vitamin and mineral supplements and am still doing periodic liver-gallbladder flushes.
Since beginning treatment with Drs. Yu and Rehme, I have not had a single bout of bronchitis. I no longer suffer anxiety or depression. I am able to wear jewelry without breaking out and not only has my shadow vision improved to the point that I can now safely drive at night, but I can even sometimes read without my glasses - for the first time since the 6th grade!
My pet allergies are even a little better. My students no longer complain about my illegible handwriting. We are about halfway through the treatment program. I am very optimistic about my full recovery.
The AMA and ADA approved treatments I received almost ruined my health and my life.B.A.
Success Story: Irritability Gone, Return of Stamina and Energy
The most obvious change for me was the return of stamina and energy. I felt like my old self. However, as I went through the checklist I also realized that irritability that I had associated with stress has all but disappeared. That realization makes great sense to me because the stress has not decreased.C.C.
Success Story: Absence of Illnesses, Increased EnergyDuring this last year I have had all of my amalgam fillings removed, to include the replacement of seven crowns (six of which had amalgams underneath).
I urgently advise everyone to have the amalgams removed from his or her fillings and crowns. I have already witnessed substantial progress in my health. Along with chelation therapy, a substantially changed diet, and the use of diet supplements, I have experienced increased energy and the absence of illnesses (colds, flu, etc.). In my diet, I have essentially eliminated the use of sugar, sweets, white bread, and refined carbohydrates.B.U.
Success Story: Breast Cancer and Removal of Mercury
I began treatments to remove my mercury fillings in August of 1999. We completed the treatment by December 1999.
I would like to report the improvements in my health:
My energy levels are much improved as well as depression. My mental abilities heave improved. I have more memory, clarity, and improved cognitive reasoning skills. My level of mercury has decreased from 75 to 17 within 6 months.
In the past 13 months I have been focused on "healing my body and spirit after my treatments from breast cancer.
Removing heavy metals from my body has been one of the main focuses. I need also to
interject that changing the acid base part of my body, the chiropractic along with other modalities have all added to my increasing great health. My energy levels have greatly increased. My depression, fatigue, apathy, and grief have decreased to a point where I no longer identify with those emotions. My hair and skin are outward signs of my increasing healthy body.
If I were to tell "my story" to a group of cancer patients and offered them a checklist of what is essential to do in healing yourself, removing heavy metals (mercury) would be top on the list.D.C.
Success Story: Amalgams Remained After "Removal" - A Myriad of Symptoms from Fibromyalgia to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Arthritis - A "Lifting" of Symptoms That Have Plagued Me for Years
after having a panoramic x-ray of all of my teeth, it was discovered that everywhere I thought that amalgam had been removed for health reasons, there remained significant amalgam in all of my thirteen fillings. I was then tested for mercury and was found to have a mercury level far higher than the acceptable score of three. The score I received for the Mercury Urine Challenge Test was an 87. At that time I began a program of detoxification that would coincide with the removal of existing amalgams. I had my blood tested in order to find the most compatible materials that should be used in the replacement of the fillings. After extensive consultation and testing he started removing them in October of 1999.
Since the final removal of amalgam on March 7, 2000, I feel that there are significant changes in my overall health. I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythmatosis in 1979 so I have had a myriad of symptoms from fibromyalgia to chronic fatigue syndrome to arthritis. When I began treatment I noticed small improvements but also suffered from detoxification symptoms such as extreme fatigue and catching every common illness that was being passed around. But when I finally had all of the amalgam removed I found that within two days arthritic pain in my hips disappeared. I also stopped dragging my right foot after walking about one-half mile. Neuralgia in my right shoulder, hip, and knee greatly improved and pain in the abductor muscle of my right leg also subsided. Trigger points in my neck and shoulder seemed to disappear also. They were so bad that in the past I received neural therapy to help alleviate the pain.
Another problem that I was experiencing that was almost completely ameliorated by the final removal was a zapping sensation in my right foot. The best description if this pain was a searing, caustic pain. It began at the base of my great toe and traveled up the instep. Last summer, when I began oral chelation, the pain was only in the joint of my big toe but as the detoxifying continued it traveled toward my ankle and into my left heel. The intensity increased to the point that it was uncomfortable to wear shoes that pressed in the top of my foot. Even tennis shoes were uncomfortable; I had to wear them with the laces completely loosened. I also could not bend over without being jolted by a stinging, sharp pain in my heel.
During the last ten months since I began the detoxification program I have noticed many changes. In the beginning I was extremely tired and felt sick with flu-like symptoms. Long before I knew I had a problem with mercury I would wake up at night with hands so stiff that they were frozen with pain, stiffened in a robot-like position. The best relief for this pain was to hold my hands under cold water, something I thought was strange since I always used heat for aches and pains. I felt like I had a metal snake whipping through my body. In fact this was the imagery that I saw long before I knew anything about mercury toxicity.
These pains have improved so much now that I only experience mild stiffness, if any. I am to take the Mercury Challenge test in a few days and look forward to doing so because the last three times that I have received the mercury chelator DMPS I have felt better both physically and psychologically.
I can best describe it as a "lifting" of symptoms that have plagued me for years.S.M.
Success Story: A Taste of Metal in the Mouth
Prior to getting rid of the greatest mercury problems, upper and lower right teeth; I was getting sluggish by 3-4 p.m. I have always been known for my limitless energy and never felt "tired" during the day - until the last several years.
Further, I had trouble sleeping when I did go to bed, regardless of the time. And there was a "taste" of metal in my mouth.
After the initial replacement my energy level increased dramatically. There is now no metallic taste at all and I am sleeping well whether I go to bed early or late. And, I seldom fall asleep during movies or theater performances anymore.
I know I still have a ways to go, but I am thrilled with my progress.
P.S. - Migraine headaches began about 2 years ago, coming about 1 or 2 times per month. I have not had one since the filling replacement.Y.W.
Success Story: GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also called Acid Reflux) Is Not A Disease
(NOTE: See Dr. Yu's article "Acid Reflux and Rebellious Stomach: Killing the Messenger for Profit." Go to the Articles page to develop a greater understanding of Dr. Yu's perspective on health and healing.)
Just wanted to update you... Came to you when regular doctor felt I had GERD and wanted me on Previcid. You prescribed vitamins, digestive enzymes and couple other natural supplements.
Within a few months I was feeling much better and now it is rare that I ever have stomach acid problems. I weighed 202 pounds when I first came in. I now weigh 180. The pounds fell off this past summer!
I still occasionally take digestive enzymes, especially if I have had a large meal, and take supplemental vitamins but not daily. I did add a probiotic this summer also and that was the cincher in stopping the GERD and losing weight.Thanks!
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I am writing my story in the hopes that by sharing it, others will find hope that a cure may be out there for them if they just keep searching for answers. I was lucky enough to have family around me that helped me get through my darkest times and I will forever be grateful for what they have done for me. I spent many hours on the AS blogs reading others' stories during my diagnosis and I feel as though it is my duty to share my success...Read on, after 6 years of constant suffering, relief from all symptoms...A.G.
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On May 31, 2014, I woke up early in the morning and felt strong heart palpitations while lying on my left side. I thought if I tried lying on my back, they might stop, but they didn’t, so I turned to my right side and they continued. This went on for 20 minutes or so.
When I arose to use the bathroom, I almost fainted and was so incredibly weak that I barely made it to the bathroom and back to my bed. I knew something was wrong. I called my neighbor and she drove me to the ER.
It was determined that I was experiencing atrial fibrillations and that my blood pressure was too high. I don’t remember the exact reading, but the upper number was over 180.
They admitted me into the hospital where I stayed for two nights and then submitted me to an electrocardiogram and a chemically induced stress test (chemically induced with a radioactive substance I might add—had I known in advance that they would be using a radioactive substance, I would have refused the test).
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