The Health Corner Vol. 22 – Case History: Jeannie D.
We have been talking about some very complex subject matter lately, so I thought I would lighten things up a bit and share another case history with you.
A forty-nine year old woman came to my office with a raised, bumpy skin rash on her right hand, under her arm, and on her leg. She had suffered with this condition since 1974. She had been to many specialists over the years, including dermatologists, but the rash had not been eliminated, only controlled. When I first examined it, I thought it looked something like ringworm, but she had been treated for that before and had had no success.
I tested this patient with Nutrition Response Testing and found that she did indeed have a fungal infection. The testing further indicated that sugars contributed to the condition. I then identified the supplements needed to handle the fungus and placed her on a restricted sugar diet.
Over the next several weeks when the patient came for her appointments, the rash seemed to improve. The patient said her skin was clearer than it had been in years. However, we could not get the condition to completely resolve. In fact, in the course of her treatment, she had what appeared to be an exacerbation or flare up of the condition. On testing her again, I found the condition was no longer fungal but bacterial. The organism causing the rash had mutated in order to survive. I provided the correct support for the bacterial condition using Nutrition Response Testing and the rash once again began to clear up. Several months later, there was another flare up with the rash. I tested it once again and found it had become parasitic in nature—another mutation. I handled the parasite with the appropriate supplements and again the rash began to clear up. Over the next several weeks and months, each time a change occurred, I continued to handle it using Nutrition Response Testing procedures and the products as indicated by the testing.
Why was this condition proving to be so resistant? Remember, this condition had existed in the patient’s body for about 35 years. In that time it had been subjected to several therapies and had had plenty of opportunities to develop resistance. With each treatment the organism causing the rash had built into its memory a means of resisting in order to survive. It was driven home to me that the key to this entire case lay in the fact that the patient had hosted the organism for so long it had ‘learned’ to mutate or change from one form to another in order to avoid annihilation.
This case is a very good example of something called pleomorphism, which is simply the ability of immature or simple cell forms to change from one form to another. This is not recognized by the medical community, as a general rule, but it is the only way that this condition can be explained. I have read about or seen many examples of this phenomenon. And the idea of pleomorphism has been around for many years, although the works of Pasteur and Koch do not allow for its existence. I believe, however, that the universe is beyond our complete understanding and there are certain things that just have to be accepted based on empirical evidence.
There happens to be a plethora of empirical evidence to support the theory of pleomorphism and the fact that organisms can change from one form to another. Nutrition Response Testing is very adept in identifying these changing organisms, so they can be more easily eradicated. But in the mainstream medical community antibiotic therapy is the prevailing treatment if bacteria is suspected or even found in blood tests. Very often, this therapy will work in the short term and symptoms will be reduced. However, any bacterial forms that survive this therapy long enough will eventually change into another form rendering the antibiotic useless. So, when we hear of someone having an ‘anti-biotic resistant’ illness, it is reasonable to suspect that the organism causing the illness has changed form and is no longer treatable with that type of therapy.
The human body is complex and the organisms that invade it are very often complex as well. The fact is, it is a principle of nature that all life forms are designed to fight for survival, even the tiniest one-celled creatures. Pleomorphism is one way aberrant life forms which threaten our health try to fulfill this principle.
I believe that in treating health conditions it is best to consider all possibilities. Nutrition Response does just that. It is the only diagnostic tool I know of that can track an attacking organism from one form to another safely and effectively, and provide the practitioner the best possible plan for helping a patient overcome it.
I hope you found this case study interesting, as well as informative.
Until we meet again, here’s to your good health!
Dr. Jon R. Link