The Health Corner Vol. 52 – Case History: Titanium Poisoning
We have been discussing some very interesting but heavier subjects lately. So, I thought it was time to let you, the reader, hear again from some of my patients on the successes they have achieved through Nutrition Response Testing. I hope you find the next few articles interesting and inspiring.
And now, a patient story that still amazes me whenever I think about it…
“I was very sick when I called Dr. Link, whom I had seen with other medical issues in the past, with my problem. On Feb. 2, 2008 I started having stomach pain. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I thought I had the stomach flu or something that would pass. But on Feb.5, I went to the emergency room at Home Hospital in Lafayette, IN because whenever I ate I had a burning in my stomach and lots of pain. They did an ultrasound and CT scan of my gallbladder and some blood work. The tests didn’t reveal anything, so they told me to go see my doctor.
“On Feb. 7, I went to see my medical doctor. She read the report from Home Hospital and said that my gallbladder was distended. She scheduled me for a test called a HydaScan in which they put radioactive dye in the IV and watch it go through your organs. By this time, I couldn’t eat anything but Jell-O, pudding, or chicken broth because of the pain. The test was scheduled for Feb. 11. But I woke up at 3:30am on Feb. 11 in so much pain that we went to the Emergency Room at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. They gave me morphine for the pain and then I had to wait for later that day to do the HydaScan because the test can’t be done if the patient has pain medicine in the body. The test showed that my gallbladder was filling but not dumping into my small bowel. They scheduled me to see a specialist on Feb. 14. I still could not eat anything and was losing weight and strength rapidly. The doctor took a blood test and looked at the results of the HydaScan. The blood work didn’t show anything. He scheduled me for an ERCP, which is a scope down the throat to look at the gallbladder. I had this done on Feb. 15 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL. He said that my gallbladder didn’t look like it was working so he made a little incision in it and ran a balloon through the ducts to widen them and hoped this would help. He then scheduled me for a colonoscopy and EDG, which is another scope down the throat. The colonoscopy showed that I had polyps, which he removed. It also showed diverticulitis and gastritis. But treating for these still didn’t help with the pain. I kept praying to God to help me, and I found myself thinking about Dr. Link.
“I went to see a surgeon on Feb 26 to talk about removing my gall bladder. He looked at all the tests and my symptoms and said according to my symptoms, it was my gallbladder, but the blood test hadn’t confirmed this. He made me feel like it was all in my head and there was nothing really wrong. He wanted me to have the HydaScan repeated, so we scheduled that for Feb 28. I became more and more depressed and my medical bills were over $20,000.00–and nobody knew what was wrong.
“The afternoon of Feb. 26 Dr. Link’s name came into my head again and this time I called and scheduled an appointment for Feb 27. I told him everything that had happened. He suggested Nutrition Response Testing and was willing to start right then. During the testing he found that I was suffering from titanium poisoning, and as he searched for the source of this metal we figured out that my glasses frames were made of it. When he found a program of supplements to help me, he had me start taking them in his office right then. He then suggested I go to the restaurant and eat some soup and applesauce, then come back to his office and rest. I was wary about this because whenever I would eat, I could feel my stomach tighten and would have a horrible pain after about 1 hour. But he insisted I try, so I did as he suggested. An hour later I was amazed that I had no pain! He told me to rest the next day and come back that afternoon. I did that and followed his recommended diet of only cooked fruits and vegetables and took the supplements. I can only say it is a miracle. I cancelled the HydaScan, and am now following the program that Dr. Link has laid out for me and am feeling better everyday. I also went and got new glasses that are made of plastic.
“I guarantee that I will be a life-long patient of Dr. Link’s. I am now eating a regular diet and enjoying my life again.”
Isn’t that an amazing story? I hope that if you are experiencing symptoms and finding no real answers you will consider calling my office for an appointment. You may just be surprised at what we can find using Nutrition Response Testing.
Until then, here’s to your good health.
Dr. John R. Link