After another surge of late nights, I've released several new BioSurveys, strengthened other BioSurveys, restructured the order the BioSurveys appear in, and reformatted the Treatment Record Forms. Oh, and I'll have the rest of the category lists up by the end of the day.
Another new BioSurvey is available: Bacteria - Probiotics. You’ll find it at the bottom of the list of BioSurveys, in both SET-DB™ and SET-DB™ Fibromyalgia. I’ll be doing some minor reordering of the BioSurveys in the near future, moving some new BioSurveys into the categories they belong in. For instance, the new and fabulous Wheat BioSurvey will be moved up to immediately after Gluten/Gliadin.
There are now 69 BioSurveys.
I also beefed up some BioSurveys, adding a lot of new items to a few categories and a few items to others. Enzymes was significantly expanded.
A few practitioners have asked for lists of what’s tested in each BioSurvey. The only way to get that done is to add everything in the collection the BioSurvey uses to the Stressor Table, then create a report that shows everything in alphabetical order. Tedious work. I have some done but won’t have them all done for a while. In the meantime, you can see what’s in each BioSurvey by running a search for the name of the BioSurvey, then opening the collection with the same name. Make sure you’re searching in the SET-DB™ Library. If you don’t know how to do this, contact your ZYTO coach or check their training videos on ZYTO.com.
I'm happy to announce the availability of seven new BioSurveys for SET-DB™ and SET-DB™ Fibromyalgia. You'll find them at the end of the list of BioSurveys the next time you sync your ZYTO software.
The new BioSurveys are:
Other BioSurveys were updated with additional items.
Here are the items in each BioSurvey:
Wheat BioSurvey: α-Glutenin Glutelin, β-Glutenin Glutelin, α-Gliadin Prolamin, β-Gliadin Prolamin, γ-Gliadin Prolamin, ω-Gliadin Prolamin, Triticin A Globulin, Triticin D Globulin, Leucosin Albumin, Friabilin, Lipopurothionins, Wheat Lectins, Trypsin Inhibitor, Subtilisin/Chymotrypsin Inhibitor, α-Amylase Inhibitor, Acid Phosphatase, Acyl-CoA Oxidase, Fructose Bisphosphate Aldolase, α-Amylase, β-Amylase, Esterase, Lipoxygenase, Peroxidase, Phosphodiesterase, Shikimate Dehydrogenase, Aconitase, Dipeptidase, Glutamate-Pyruvate Transaminase, Catalase, β-Glucosidase
Salicylates: Acetylsalicylic Acid, Amyl Salicylate, Benzyl Salicylate, Bisabolol, Bismuth Salicylate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Choline Salicylate, Copper Salicylate, Disalcid, Ethyl Salicylate, Ethyl Hexyl Salicylate, Homosalate, Isoamyl Salicylate, Magnesium Salicylate, Menthol, Methyl Salicylate, Nicotine Salicylate, Octyl Salicylate, Phenyl Salicylate, Phenyl Ethyl Salicylate, Proanthocyanidin, Quercetin, Rutin, Salicylaldehyde, Salicylamide, Salsalate, Sodium Salicylate, Tartrazine, Thymol, Triethanolamine Salicylate
Immune System Basics: B Cells, Basophils, Bone Marrow, T-Cells, Eosinophils, Gamma-Interferon, Human Leukocyte Antigen, IgA Immunoglobulin-A, IgD Immunoglobulin-D, IgE Immunoglobulin-E, IgG Immunoglobulin-G, IgM Immunoglobulin-M, IL1 Interleukin-1, IL2 Interleukin-2, Kupffer Cells, Leukotriene, Lymphokines, Lymphotoxin, Mast Cells, Macrophages, Monocytes, Natural killer cells, Neutrophils, Phagocytes, Plasma cells, Prostaglandins, Stem Cells, T Lymphocytes,T4 Lymphocytes, Tumor Necrosis Factor
Inflammatory Response: Erythema, Vascular Fluid, Edema, Fever, Glandular Epithelium, Mucous, Fibrin, Fibrinogen, Thrombin, Endothelial Cells, Endothelin, Cytokines, Immune Complexes, Histamine, Arachidonate, Heparin, Thromboxane, Bradykinin, Anaphylatoxin, Superoxide Dismutase, Nitric Oxide, Growth Factor, Lipoxygenase, Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, Proteoglycans, Peroxidase, Phospholipids, Mast Cells, Thrombocytes (Platelets)
Cytokines: IL-1 Interleukin-1, IL-2 Interleukin-2, IL-3 Interleukin-3, IL-4 Interleukin-4, IL-5 Interleukin-5, IL-6 Interleukin-6, IL-7 Interleukin-7, IL-8 Interleukin-8, IL-9 Interleukin-9, IL-10 Interleukin-10, IL-11 Interleukin-11, IL-12 Interleukin-12, IL-13 Interleukin-13, IL-14 Interleukin-14, IL-15 Interleukin-15, IL-16 Interleukin-16, IL-17 Interleukin-17, IL-18 Interleukin-18, IL-19 Interleukin-19, IL-20 Interleukin-20, IL-21 Interleukin-21, IL-22 Interleukin-22, IL-23 Interleukin-23, IL-24 Interleukin-24, IL-25 Interleukin-25, IL-26 Interleukin-26, IL-27 Interleukin-27, IL-28 Interleukin-28, IL-29 Interleukin-29, IL-30 Interleukin-30
Plastics: ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Acetal (Delrin®) Polyoxymethylene, ASA Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile, Bakelite Phenolic, BPA Bisphenol A, Celluloid, Cellophane, DEHA Phthalate Ester Plasticizer, HDPE High Density Polyethylene, LDPE Low Density Polyethylene, Neoprene, Nylon Polyamide, PB Polybutylene, PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate, PEEK Polyetheretherketone, PEI Polyethermide, PES Polyether Sulfone, PET Polyethylene Terephthalate, PMMA (Acrylic) Polymethyl Methacrylate, PP Polypropylene, PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide, PPSU Polyphenylsulfone, PS Polystyrene, PUR Polyurethane, PVC Polyvinyl Chloride, Rayon, Saran Polyvinylidene Chloride, SBR (Buna S) Styrene Butadiene, PTFE (Teflon®) Tetrafluoroethylene, TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer
Insects: The insects in ZYTO's library, plus a few more (all the usual suspects). This isn't detailed here because there is no easy way to print lists of collection items.
I recall having a consultation with a young woman who was accompanied by her boyfriend. Her chief complaint was a deep, crawling, itching sensation in her skin, mainly the arms but occasionally spreading to other areas. Nothing was visible on the skin itself: no urticaria (red, round bumps that itch intensely), no eczema, no plaque formation, etc.
If you’ve never experienced this type of chronic itching, as I haven’t, it’s difficult to empathize with people who are plagued by it. It’s a terrible symptom because scratching doesn’t provide relief. In fact it really doesn’t do anything other than irritate the skin.
And because nothing is visible on the skin, loved ones and friends (and often doctors) think the sufferer is having mental problems. The boyfriend fell strongly into that category. You could tell from the look on his face that he thought she was nuts.
This type of symptom is caused by systemic histamine release as a result of allergies and sensitivities.
When immune cells are excited by antigens (anything recognized by the immune system that induce an immune reaction), they release a cascade of signaling molecules (SM) that cause systemic symptoms and local target organ dysfunction. Each SM produces its own signature of symptoms.
Histamine is responsible for two main effects in an inflammatory response: dilating blood vessels and making them more permeable to allow more fluid to pass from the bloodstream into the tissues. This allows for reinforcements to arrive but also results in localized swelling, edema, and redness. That’s histamine’s local effect.
Systemic histamine release causes the following symptoms:
Headaches: pulsating, whole-head pain, often with a sense of great pressure or bursting within the head
Fast pulse, low blood pressure, irregular heart beat
Itching or burning followed by flushing and an unpleasant heat
Increased stomach acid release with crampy abdominal pain
May provoke an asthma attack
Anxiety and agitation with a diffuse, odd body sensation often described as “my bones are on fire”, “I feel weird all over”, “a deep pricking, crawling sensation.”
Antihistamines may help with localized reactions but have little efficacy on systemic symptoms.
As is always the case, removing the cause is the best course of action. Patients such as this young woman should go through the nutrient and foods treatment program. Unfortunately, her boyfriend put the kibosh on that idea and apparently he was in control of their budget.
I ran into an interesting research paper titled “Food Allergy is Linked to Skin Exposure and Genetics.” The lead study author is Joan Cook-Mills, a professor of allergy-immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
In case you don’t care or have time to read the article, here are the salient points:
“The factors contributing to food allergy include the genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin, skin exposure to allergens in dust and skin exposure to food from those providing infant care. Food allergy is triggered when these factors occur together.”
Up to 35% of children with food allergies have atopic dermatitis, which can be caused by “at least three different gene mutations that reduce the skin barrier.” Also, soap in wipes disrupt the top skin layer of lipids.
While food allergies among children are on the rise, risk factors can be reduced in the home environment by following these simple instructions:
SET-DB™ practitioners can easily eliminate sensitivities like these, but prevention (when available) always trumps cure.
My wife and I have been on a ketogenic diet for about eight weeks, for weight loss and to help us gain control over our diet again (perhaps I should just speak for myself on that last one). In the past we always did the homeopathic version of the hCG diet, the one from DesBio we put patients on while in practice. It always worked well for us and we knew it inside and out, but we decided to try something different.
It was a little tough for a couple of weeks, mainly because we didn’t supplement with enough electrolyte replacements, but we’re humming along now. We’re at the point where we’re starting to add more carbs from starchier but healthy sources, like sweet potatoes. (We’ve been eating plenty of vegetables but no fruit). I’m down 17 pounds, my wife about 10 (but she looks like she’s lost more).
Anyway, this isn’t a keto diet post, it’s a thyroid post. While researching for my upcoming SET-DB™ Thyroid Protocol, I ran across some interesting information regarding dietary fat and the thyroid gland.
“It turns out the linoleic acid suppresses thyroid signaling.”
Here are some highlights of the post I linked above (Mark’s Daily Apple—great site):
When I developed my highly effective fibromyalgia treatment program, I didn’t feel the need to include dietary recommendations, for a number of reasons.
One, getting people to change their diet is difficult. Most have to be backed into a corner, facing serious health problems, before they’ll give up their favorite fast food meals and daily quarts of sugary soft drinks.
Two, the program is very effective without a change of diet. This suggests that diet doesn’t cause or greatly contribute to fibromyalgia, but I realize that may not be completely true. While the average patient sees a 67% decrease in their overall symptom profile, the fact is most had some symptom(s) at the end of the program, albeit far less than they had when they began. Diet modification could well have resolved some of those residual symptoms.
Three, sometimes you have to pick your battles. Those who raised or are raising children understand this. Do you want to spend your energy getting patients to come in for their treatments (which actually isn’t difficult at all because we got the money issue out of the way at the start) and take the few supplements you give them, which proved to be effective, or spend your time begging and pleading with them to stop eating at Burger King every day?
This won’t be the case with my upcoming thyroid protocol. As you just read (and there’s more to come, diet-wise), there’s enough evidence that diet does affect thyroid and thyroid hormone function.
The most important part of the program will, of course, be eliminating a person’s sensitivities to things like iodine, thyroid tissue (80–90% of hypothyroid sufferers have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), T3, T4, TSH, adrenal hormones, certain amino acids, etc. If this isn’t done, it’s likely supplementation with hormones or nutritionals will not work as well as they could, or at all.
I've been working on the ins and outs of remote treatment for some time and think I have it figured out. I've sent out the instructions to several SET-DB™ practitioners for further testing and feedback.
The difficult lies in ensuring the patient performs the treatment on themselves correctly as the practitioner isn't there to do it for them. This will be easy for many and nearly impossible for some. Some need to have an assistant of sorts to perform the treatment on them. But once someone is trained, the session shouldn't take more than a minute or two longer than an in-office session.
Contact me if you have any questions.
Previous versions of the OSST™ BioSurvey required the used to create Custom Categories before they could use it. To some practitioners this was a piece of cake, but many others didn't know how to create Custom Categories and so didn't use the OSST.
The OSST™ BioSurvey is now fully functional out-of-the-box. All a practitioner has to do is order a few homeopathic drainage products and they're good to go.
I edited the BioSurvey to test products I used in practice, from four different homeopathic companies. These companies will automatically sync with your software each time you sync with ZYTO's servers.
If you want to use different companies, you can still set up your own Custom Categories. But now it's easy. I explain it, with pictures, in the manual.
The SET-DB™ Basic Package includes TWO ways to help patients and clients achieve better health!
(The OSST™ in the Fibromyalgia Package has also been updated.)
I’ve had several practitioners in the past few months who’ve told me they only wanted the standard SET-DB™ package, not the SET-DB™ Fibromyalgia. When I asked one why, he replied, “I don’t like treating fibromyalgia patients.” When pressed he said they’re “too grumpy.” I assume the other practitioners reasons for not wanting the fibromyalgia program would be along the same lines.
At first this attitude surprised me because I had such good experiences treating fibromyalgia while in active practice. But the more I thought about it, the clearer it became…
…I enjoyed treating fibromyalgia patients because I had something that helped the vast majority of them get their life back. The ones who started out “grumpy” left my treatment program smiling. And it always started after about six treatments.
If you don’t have something to offer that really helps them, the case will end in failure, which is frustrating. Frustrating for the practitioner and even more so for the patient. I wouldn’t like that, either.
When I think of my grumpy fibromyalgia patients (they didn’t all start like that—maybe only 25%), one face is always the first to pop up in my mind: Jackie (real first name, but I’ll withhold her last name). She used to scare my wife when she started her treatment program.
Incidentally, her husband drove her to our office for about the first half of her treatment program. (They lived about 40 miles away.) After that, she was able to drive herself.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s her testimonial:
BEFORE Dr. Boothe’s treatment: “I was unable to do hardly anything. I had to give up driving my car. I had to depend on my husband for everything. I spent most of my time at home and I needed a housekeeper to do my work. I had severe stomach problems, couldn’t sleep, was very tired all the time, and was very depressed. I had to have epidural injections in my spine and took pain medication that didn’t help. I couldn’t eat, I spent a lot of time in bed—days at a time.”
(Let’s cut these poor people some slack—who wouldn’t be grumpy feeling like that?)
AFTER Dr. Boothe’s treatment: “I’m now doing my housework and I’m able to drive! I have good sleep at night. I’m able to eat and I have no stomach problems anymore. I need no more prescription medication for pain and no more epidural injections in my spine. This is the healthiest I’ve felt in years! I feel happy and am enjoying all the things I had to give up. It was all worth the 40 treatments. I have my life back again!”
Jackie Xxxxxx, Stockton
I don’t have access to her Symptom Intensity Graph so I can’t show it to you or tell you how she rated herself in the top 13 symptoms of fibromyalgia at the start and end of her program. But, do you really need those numbers? Isn’t quality of life more important?
I bet you’re wondering why being able to do her own housework was important enough to her to mention in her testimonial. If so, you’re obviously not part of the post-war generation. You and I look forward to not doing our own housework, but her generation took pride in taking care of themselves and their family, which meant doing their own work.
If you could have seen Jackie toward the end of her program—driving herself around, free of heavy pain killers and painful injections, eating what she wanted instead of what she could, taking pride in being able to take care of her house again—you’d understand why we looked forward to each and every new fibromyalgia patient we were blessed to help.
SET-DB™ prices are going up January 1, 2018:
SET-DB™ Package or SET-DB™ Fibromyalgia Package purchased separately
Now: $1,197 each
1/1/2018: $2,297 each
SET-DB™ and SET-DB™ Fibromyalgia Packages purchased at the same time
SET-DB™ is the preeminent treatment for eliminating sensitivities. With BioSurveys that run on a ZYTO Elite or Select system, it is by far the easiest (for both practitioner and patient) and most effect system available.
Instead of having to fly around the country at a cost of many thousands, SET-DB™ can be learned and implemented in as little as a few days.
Plans for 2018
1. Remote treatments: many practitioners have contacted me about doing SET-DB™ remotely. I didn't think it possible, but I believe I may have been wrong. After the wrinkles are ironed out, I'll be announcing it here on the blog.
2. Referrals: I get contacted by people wanting to know who does SET-DB™ near them. It's a trickle now but as SET-DB™ expands, the need for a referral system will expand with it.
3. Remote training: I'm thinking about adding an option for practitioners to fly me in to spend a day in their practice working with them or staff. There will also be opportunities to train remotely via your internet connect.
4. Product improvement: I'm constantly improving the product. I've recently completed a SET-DB™ Fibromyalgia Staff Manual and made improvement to the Fibromyalgia Practitioner Manual to make it even easier to implement the program.
Best wishes to you and your families, staff, and patients or client for the New Year!
Dr. Teryl Boothe and selected guests.