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Hashimoto's, low thyroid, hypothyroid

April 25, 2014

This email from a Hashimoto's patient made my day....

This email from a Hashimoto's patient made my day....


Dr. Clark,

No words can describe how thrilled I am! I felt so, so horrible and I keep telling people that I'm a brand new person—every aspect of my life has improved, from mental to physical. In a nutshell, you are a miracle worker.


Thank you so much,
Amy

 

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Dr. David Clark, DC
Functional Neurologist (FACFN)
Diplomate College of Clinical Nutrition
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
Vestibular Rehab Specialist (ACNB)
919-401-0444
1515 W. NC Hwy 54 Ste 210
Durham, NC 27707

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celiac disease

Celiac Disease Affects the Brain

Dr. David Clark, DC - Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Functional Neurologist and Clinical Nutrition expert shares a shocking case of how celiac disease affects the brain.

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Celiac Disease Affects the Brain

The most common presentation of celiac disease is NOT gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, gas or bloating.

The most common symptoms of celiac disease are neurological and endocrine (hormonal).

Granted, what you see below is probably an extreme case--but in my practice I've seen firsthand how celiac disease can damage brain function (fortunately, these patients can usually be helped tremendously throught the correct Brain-Based Rehab and Metabolic therapy).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/brain-stones-celiac-disease-calcium-buildup_n_5167210.html

 
By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 04/17/2014 10:15 AM EDT on LiveScience A young man in Brazil who suffered from throbbing headaches and vision problems for 10 years turned out to have stonelike buildups of calcium in...
The Huffington Post|By Amanda L. Chan

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Dr. David Clark, DC
Functional Neurologist (FACFN)
Diplomate College of Clinical Nutrition
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
Vestibular Rehab Specialist (ACNB)
919-401-0444
1515 W. NC Hwy 54 Ste 210
Durham, NC 27707

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autism, mitochondria

New Research Finds Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Brains of Autistics

Dr. David Clark,DC -Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Functional Neurologist and Clinical Nutrition expert shares new information on what goes wrong in Autism.

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New Research Finds Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Brains of Autistics

Finally, more "proof" that many autistic patients have real mitochondrial dysfunction.

From a new study:

"In those with ASD, lactate was detected most frequently within the cingulate gyrus but it was also present in the subcortical gray matter nuclei, corpus callosum, superior temporal gyrus, and pre- and postcentral gyri."

 "This is the first study, to our knowledge, to demonstrate evidence for mitochondrial dysfunction in vivo in the brains of individuals with ASD. Our study yielded an overall prevalence estimate of 13% for ASD with concomitant mitochondrial dysfunction, but it was considerably higher (20%) for adults with ASD."

In my work with ASD children over the last 13 years I've learned there are two KEYS to successful treatment of an autistic child with mitochondrial impairment:

  1. Correctly identifying exactly what kind of mitochondrial dysfunction the patient has..and
  2. WHY the child has it (what's the cause of the dysfunction we're seeing)

Here's a short list of what can cause mitochondrial dysfunction in autistic children:

  • Autoimmune attack on the mitochondria directly
  • Chemical and metal injury (for example, in some kids with vaccine injury)
  • Genetic inborn errors
  • Anemias (iron, B12, Folic Acid etc--but again the doctor has to track down WHY this is happening)
  • Blood sugar instability

The take away here....

Mitochondrial dysfunction can affect many DIFFERENT parts of the brain and cause a WIDE VARIETY of symptoms and behaviors such as these:

  • Stimming
  • Compulsions
  • Tantrums and meltdowns
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
  • Insensitive to pain
  • Sensory issues with foods
  • Flicking fingers in front of the eyes

So make sure your child's doctor understands how to recognize and test for mitochondrial dysfunction, and how to track down what's causing the malfunction in that particular child.

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Dr. David Clark, DC
Functional Neurologist (FACFN)
Diplomate College of Clinical Nutrition
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
Vestibular Rehab Specialist (ACNB)
919-401-0444
1515 W. NC Hwy 54 Ste 210
Durham, NC 27707

URL: http://www.doctordavidclark.com
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