Chronic Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Approach

Mold, Lyme, Parasites, EBV and other reactivated viruses can ruin your health and leave you in pain, discomfort and puzzled.  Many of you were healthy before some triggering event, then your health made a serious downturn, sometimes gradually and sometimes with a more rapid onset.

In many cases, you have sought help through conventional doctors and may have been prescribed an anti-depressant or other medications that didn’t help. In other cases, you have sought some of the most well know medical establishments including the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins and for children maybe even Children’s Hospitals.  Despite your efforts, you are either worse or only modestly better.

If this sounds like you, then you may have finally found the practice that provides real help and real hope for patients with misdiagnosed chronic disease.  The problem is that not too many doctors have trained and studied across a broad spectrum of chronic Fatigue Syndrome disease so they may be very good at Lyme, but know little about Mold. Or they may not be aware of reactivated viruses and the relatively recent insurgence of parasites.  At Proactive, our team has been trained by and studies with some of the best practitioners in the US in each of these domains.  They are skilled at the art of “differential diagnosis”, plus they are careful to avoid the “lock on”/”lock out” fallacy.  We have to remember that you can have more than one disease and in more than 50% of our chronically ill patients, we find more than one etiology.

Once diagnosed completely through an array of basic and advanced lab testing including highly-specialized testing for heavy metals, tickborne illnesses, mold, Lyme borrelia and its coinfections and reactivated viruses, we define a comprehensive treatment plan to stabilize, stop, reverse and maintain the progress that has been accomplished through various interventions. Our overall treatment approach is depicted by the graphic below.

Successful treatment plans have the following common tenets:

  1. The right interventions
  2. At the right time
  3. In the right amounts

The order depicted in the graphic is important.  Due to the immune dysregulating effects of CIRS, we must begin here with treatment if testing reveals a CIRS diagnosis.  Detoxification strategies are also introduced early since invariably chronically ill patients have detoxification challenges and insufficiency.  Fixing the “terrain” and rebalancing the immune system happens throughout the process as literally all of the chronic Fatigue Syndrome diseases impact immune system balance.  Rebalancing the immune system also means addressing any diagnosed gut issues like leaky gut/intestinal permeability.

Our “toolbox” is very large as we leverage highly targeted nutraceuticals, herbals, medications, lifestyle changes (diet/nutrition), hormone replacement, detoxification support including infrared sauna and targeted peptide medications.

Already have a diagnosis that you feel good about, click one of the options below to learn more about our specific approaches for Lyme and Mold.

Click here for our Lyme Disease Treatment Approach (Hint: We don’t use long-term antibiotics to treat chronic Lyme

Click here for our Shoemaker-based CIRS/Mold diagnosis and treatment approach

While there are no guarantees, our team is relentless in terms of getting to the root cause of the chronic Fatigue Syndrome  disease that is stealing away precious months and years of your life.  If you are ready to get the Proactive Wellness team on your side, then following one of the options below.

Ready to get started?  Use one of the options below.

  1. Click here to contact us on our quick contact form and someone will get back with you shortly.
  2. If between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, feel free to call us now on (703) 822-5003 and our Clinical Intake Coordinator will answer any question you have and get you started.
  3. If you know this is the program for you, then Click here to begin the online enrollment process

Helpful Resources for Chronically Ill patients

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Hi Lynese — Great news – seems a fibroid has disappeared! The ultrasound revealed only one fibroid this time, and it is just a little teensy bit smaller than before. So it hasn’t gotten any bigger at all. And the other fibroid didn’t show up on the ultrasound. smile

Thank goodness I did not get that hysterectomy, huh? and thank goodness I came to you to start the bio-identical hormone therapy. I believe that the progesterone is working. And I’m so glad I’m not on the birth control pills anymore. BTW, haven’t had a period since September, and haven’t had any hot flashes either! Life is good.

AK - Germantown, MD

Hi – hope you are doing well. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I’m getting there. I wanted to let you know I hit the 30 lb loss today!!! Yeah! So excited! Clothes that didn’t fit are fitting. Clothes I used to wear are too big. Feeling great! A little nervous about tomorrow’s feeding frenzy- but hoping to not overindulge too bad.

LJ - Arlington, VA

My update. I feel pretty good!!! My bleeding is under control and I am now regular for the most part. Sometimes I will have a strange menstral bleed (long and slow), but I will take it compared to my old “normal”. I still love the progesterone and testosterone I am on. They leave me with no side effects.

I was very happy at my recent (Feb 6th) annual doc appt (physical). After the standard blood draw work up, my numbers were:
Vitamin D= 66.9 (down a bit from your work up which was 77, but still good)
Cholesterol=123 (down from 150 in Sept 2011)
Triglycerides=91 (down from 129 in Sept 2011)

So… I am the new spokesperson for HCG! I love that stuff!! smile The second round for me was amazing. I was very disciplined and determined and after about the 3rd day, it become very easy for me. I was able to drop 14lbs in an 18 day cycle!!!! AND….I am keeping that off with very little effort! OMG I couldn’t be happier! I am in the body that I am comfortable in once again! That feels so good. I am continuing to eat clean and exercise, it is a great life change!

JG—Vienna, VA

June4, 2009. “Good morning! I have to tell you that I weigh 157… down from 191!!! OMG…thank you so much! I feel incredible!”

KB – Reston, VA

You are so great! I truly appreciate all you are doing for me. Phyllis and I are so fortunate to have found you.

TB - Pottstown, PA

“So far I have lost 30#’s in 6 weeks and have the energy of a 40 year old. Am so thankful to be able to handle unpacking and shelving 6000 books. I am up and down stepladders and extension ladders with books in tow. The awful arthritis pain is there but the energy isn’t depleted from the pain like before and I keep going like this for hours.”

LL - Winchester, VA

Hi Lynese – In an old file I found a print out from an online longevity calculator I had used in 2007 ( I thought I was doing well because it said I would likely live to 86! But I just re-took the survey. Basically by cutting out the coffee, carbs and sugar, increasing my exercise and losing weight, I’ve apparently added 13 years to my life!! The calculator now says I could live to be 99!! With a little more exercise and a little less work, I could live to 106!! Thanks for all the added years Lynese!!!

All the best.

P.S. – I saw Diane over the weekend – she’s looking great, and is so happy with her weight loss.

AP - Falls Church, VA

Dare I say it out loud? It sure is looking as though Semorelin has given me my life back. I was so worried about skiing – afraid I’d ski one day and be in bed the rest of the week. But I was just fine. This past Saturday I prepared, served, and cleaned up (with help) dinner for 14. Sunday I was just fine.

SJ - McLean, Virginia

Dear Lynese,

Words cannot describe how happy I am with your anti-aging program. I have not felt this good in YEARS. Since getting pregnant in 1995 I have been overweight. Between 1992-1995 I was being treated for infertility and had to take all sorts of hormones that made me bloated and tired.

Now, at the age of 46 I have more energy and I look better than I have in YEARS. I actually THRIVE on exercise and do it religiously because I know it is the key to keeping the weight off and enjoying the foods that I love.

As a successful businesswoman, you often feel that you can’t have everything and I put my weight and health on hold to grow my business. You have given me the gift of being able to run a business AND look good. I am getting so much attention for my weight loss and it has helped my confidence and self esteem greatly.Since I do a lot of speaking engagements, I know that image is more important than what you say or how you say it. By looking better and appearing fit and healthy, I am a more powerful public speaker!

I can’t say enough about this gift you have given me and I hope you know how much I appreciate you.

On top of all of this, you are truly a beautiful person inside and out who provides a level of caring I have never seen from a doctor, weight loss clinic or other health professional.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KB - Reston VA

Hi Lynese – Just had to share this with you. I have appeared in an online newsletter (Legal Bisnow) twice – the first time a year ago and the second time today. Look at the difference in my photos!

It’s an absolute miracle! In the older photo even my eyelids look fat! I can’t get over how much I now look like my old self – of 20 years ago! I certainly don’t look like I’m closing in on 59, do I??

The best thing anyone has said to me so far was a comment made by a neighbor who saw me today for the first time in over a year. At first he didn’t recognize me. Then he just stared intently into my face for a few minutes and said “How is your mother?” (I was confused because he doesn’t know my mother). Then he said “I had to ask that because you look like your own daughter!” Wow!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

AP - Falls Church, VA

“With that said, I have been getting incredible compliments:
“You look like a movie star”
“What have you been doing”
“You look amazing”
“You look ten years younger”
I feel incredible”

KB - Reston, VA

Anyway – just had to tell you that my size 12 pants have been falling off of me! I went to Target this weekend to get some cheap crop pants and shorts for the summer – still not wanting to invest much in clothes that are not my “target” size. (I’ve blown past the size 14 shorts I couldn’t fit into for years). And wouldn’t you know – the 12s were too big – I fit best in the size 10!!

I’M A 10!!! I’m amazed!!

I broke the 170 barrier too – I’m now 168. Just 13 pounds to go to my goal weight. I can’t believe it. The meds have been working like a charm. I think the extra thyroid has really boosted me past a plateau. I’m cleaning out my closet like a madwoman; I can’t believe how much clothing I have for donations.

I’m still getting double takes and amazed looks from people who haven’t seen me for awhile. And after remarking how great I look, a girlfriend recently peered suspiciously at me and said – “And have you had something done to your face too? You look younger!” And I do!

AP - Falls Church, VA 6/2010

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