Emily beats Lyme disease

A wonderful response to Lyme disease. A walking success story.

Meet Emily Robertson being interviewed by Shelby Stoddard (West Cinic Nurse Practitioner). Emily is a mid 20s female that started having symptoms about 3 years ago, right after a tick bite. She loves animals and is in the tick environment so lots of exposures. Her past diagnoses were Celiac disease, Leaky Gut, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and autoimmune thyroid (Hashimoto’s).
Her main symptoms WERE (not any more) migraines that would put her in the Emergency Room, fatigue, muscle weakness in her arms and legs, constant nausea, numbness in her amrs and legs and irritability. When a patient doesn’t feel good, then they aren’t exactly happy.
Before the West Clinic, she trued antibiotics, nerve Rx, thyroid Rx, and migraine Rx.
The West Clinic protocol included:
1. IV Vitamin C and mineral therapy
2. Neural therapy (nerve reset therapy)
3. Target nutritional medicine (fix blood test findings)
4. Lifestyle changes
5. Mind/body medicine

You are NOT your diagnosis. There’s hope for autoimmune and chronic infections. Please see the information about Lyme from Immunsciences laboratory.

Neurological involvements to Lyme Disease occurs in 10-40% of patients within several weeks to months from the bite of an infected insect. Both the peripheral and the central nervous system (CNS) can be affected, although disease of the peripheral nervous system occurs more frequently. Early neuroborreliosis (Lyme disease of the nervous system) manifests as lymphocytic meningitis (sometimes meningoencephalitis) cranial neuropathies, and peripheral radiculoneuropathies. Patients with meningitis often have headaches. Direct invasion of B. burgdorferi into the subarachnoid space with a secondary immune response is believed to be the cause of meningitis.
Bell’s palsy, due to involvement of cranial nerve VII is the most common cranial neuropathy, may be bilateral, and is often associated with other peripheral nervous system manifestations. The most common peripheral nervous system manifestation is a mild, patchy, distal sensor motor (axonal) neuropathy. Neurophysiology testing of individuals with radicular symptoms is abnormal.
Patients with acute form of neurodegenerative disease from Lyme present with depressed mental status, cognitive deficits, and multifocal abnormalities on neurologic examination. MRI scans of the brain reveal predominantly white matter lesions and cerebral fluid examination can exhibit intrathecal anti-B. burgdorferi antibody production.
In contrast, patients with slowly progressive inflammatory CNS neuroborreliosis have often been misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis and have received immunosuppressive treatment to stabilize their neurologic deficits. These patients have white matter lesions or brain MRI scans, which led to the speculation that this form of neuroborreliosis is a demyelinating disorder.
B. Burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete, crosses the blood brain barrier to infect the brain by using the fibrinolytic system

Turn on the immune system and the body will heal.
Dr Jason West
West Clinic

More about Jason West

World renowned clinic in Pocatello, Idaho has patients from every state and from every continent. The West Clinic was started in 1916 and has four generations of doctors and six generations of patients. Dr Jason West has two doctorates and a fellowship in health care disciplines. At the Southern California University of Health Sciences, he was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award (from the students) and the Presidential Leadership Award (from the president). It’s the first time a doctoral candidate was selected for this recognition by the students and the faculty. In 2012, in his home state of Idaho, Dr West was selected as Chiropractor of the Year. He uses his education in bio-mechanics (chiropractic), bio-chemistry (naturopathic medical doctor) and energy medicine (acupuncture and homeopathy) to develop comprehensive treatments plans for chronic pain, degeneration, and to restore patients to optimal health. Dr West loves attending continuing education seminars and it has been his goal to attend at least one seminar per month and has been doing so since he started practice in 2000. Dr West is a published author in the scientific literature on headaches. He currently has three other studies pending publication. Dr West has participated in many media events including his own radio show, “How to Save Money Medically,” a video blog, and multiple documentaries. In 2011, a film maker decided to make a film on alternative medicine. They went out and visited hundreds of clinics and selected the six of what the producers considered the top alternative medical clinics in the United States. Dr West’s office was selected and in 2012 he was profiled in the medical documentary, “Doctored.” This documentary is available online and on Netflix. They are making a sequel to this documentary called “Undoctored” which will release in March of 2015. Dr West plays an integral role in this documentary as well. He has been invited to participate in the video series, The Last Stop, a nine-part video series about the health care system. This will start filming in late 2015 or early 2016. Dr West has lectured all over the world at conferences in United States, Canada, and Australia. He has presented at chiropractic, naturopathic conferences, and the American Academy of Ozone Therapy, and has taught over 50 individual seminars for doctors on topics such as clinical nutrition, blood chemistry, chronic disease, and energy deficits, motivating staff members and educating to patient base and provides personal consulting with doctors that wish to excel in health care. He continues to teach regularly and has eight seminars scheduled in 2015. Dr West is married to his sweetheart, Maxine and has five sons. He loves technology, computer uses in medicine, snowmobile, motorcycle riding, and loves the study relationships and communication. Achieving his goal of Eagle Scout gave him a great love of the outdoors and being self-reliant.