Let me be as dramatic as I possibly can and say this weekend was life-changing. I do mean that in the most practical sense and it could be life-changing temporarily or perhaps, long-term.
The thing about life-changing events is it requires a story. And unfortunately, this story is not one I’ve even begun to tell here. Which means this post is gonna be a long one. If you or a loved one suffer from allergies or stomach “issues”, you’re going to want to stay tuned. Well, I’d love for you to stay-tuned anyway because you know, life-changing and all that. Click Read More below to continue….
First, before I share this story I have to say I wrote a very generic post before this one. When I got to the end of it, I started to thank Jo-Lynne for sharing her health issues so publicly because it always has encouraged me, particularly as it relates to the coming days. And then I realized that by writing this, we could be someone else’s Jo-Lynne. So I got Emma’s permission to share. In fact, she said, “Tell them about my liver”. As her mother, I think it’s beneficial and in no way harmful to share this so here we go.
Several years ago, probably back to potty-training, Emma started having bowel movement troubles. The doctor chalked it up to being nervous over potty training which constipated her, which stretched her intestines which made her stop up even more. The results were almost scary. She eventually started having stomach aches on a regular basis. I took her to the doctor and they did what doctors do and said to start tracking what she ate and then don’t give her that food again. Well, we could never pin down exactly what the problem was as it seemed to be so many different foods and honestly we never went cold turkey with anything long enough to figure it out.
We managed for years with MiraLAX to help her go but her stomach aches got really intense. At times, she would beg for dinner and then two bites in, she would be doubled over saying she couldn’t eat another bite of food her stomach hurt so bad. Every single night her stomach was hurting before bed. We tried to explain things away like perhaps it was a fear issue at night or she didn’t want to eat her dinner. However, my sister grew up with many allergy issues and my mom especially pushed that it was allergies.
Six years ago my mom found this clinic which practiced N.A.E.T. I could devote a week’s worth of posts to NAET but it basically uses your muscle responses to determine whether you are allergic to something and further than that, uses a technique that CURES you of your allergy. I realize many people call it worthless and crazy but my sister and mom saw amazing results from their treatments. I’d recommend a few searches on YouTube and you can see how it works and also some success stories. I can say from my sister, she used to not be able to eat tomatoes and now she can. My mom used to get sick when she drank milk. Now she doesn’t. Very real results. We started taking Emma about two years ago and over time, I’ve seen amazing results with Emma.
Emma had a massive flair up of stomach aches back when school started. Stomach aches at all times, acid reflux, etc. While a lot of it was her being nervous about school, it always seemed to be worse when she ate. We went to the regular doctor again and they put her on Prevacid. Well, that did not help much.
We started her back at NAET more and between settling in to school, her stomach aches have become almost non-existent up to the last few weeks. She doesn’t complain of her stomach hurting at night, her acid reflux is gone and only rarely has she complained of her stomach hurting. And rarely is like once a week. Previously, she was hurting at every meal and bedtime.
Her bowel movements though haven’t changed at all. We also know she is allergic to pollen and grass. Anytime Emma rolls around in the yard, you are guaranteed she’ll be itching her nose in a few minutes.
Results with Dr. Linial
Well, Scott has his own stuff going on which I’ll get to below. He got a recommendation from his chiropractor to go see Dr. Andrew Linial in Northern Georgia. Apparently the guy was genius. I just found out today that he is in the Top 3 doctors in the country for what he does. You can walk into his office and within minutes he knows what is going on with you. I had been trying to get Scott to NAET for a long time but he was pretty skeptical. However, this was the open door to get Scott and Emma both seen.
So this weekend we went.
The results were nothing short of draw-dropping. Dr. Linial actually uses NAET but in a different way. I’ve had a hard time describing it except to say he used the muscle testing not only to find allergens but also to find a root cause of what was going on. Scott described him as a real-life Dr. House.
Forgive me if I don’t say all this right but it turns out Emma has not stomach issues, but a liver issue. Her liver cannot break down proteins and is not producing enough bile to break down her stool. We also found out she has a gluten and milk allergy. Yes, NAET has been treating her but not for wheat and the milk seemed to keep coming back, or was so severe it required multiple treatments. Dr. Linial suggested to us that if you don’t first stay off the allergen for 4-6 weeks beforehand, then the NAET treatment tends not to last long.
As for the pollen issue, it turns out that pollen is basically a protein and once again, it goes back to her liver not able to process the proteins, which causes the itching, watery eyes, sneezing reaction. I mean, who knew a itchy nose could be linked to your liver??
He gave her a digestive enzyme to help her liver and also asked that we remain milk and gluten free for 6 weeks until we can go back and have her treated for the allergies. If we see good results, I believe at that time he will do the NAET treatment so she will be CURED of her milk and gluten allergies.
He also did some emotional testing which I know sounds weird but his results came back, “She takes life too serious.” Well, if you know Emma, you know that is spot-on. He believed it to be related to our move back to Fort Mill and Lexi’s birth when Emma was about 2, both of which she did not take well. He treated her in the office for that. I was being used as a surrogate for the testing and can I tell you when he got done, it made me cry? Almost like I couldn’t control it but all the sudden out of nowhere I started crying. It’s as if the bad energy came out of her from the treatment and went out of me, just as if she had put a hand in a socket and the electricity would come out of my body. That sounds so WEIRD but it’s the only thing I can explain. I was not feeling emotional AT ALL prior to the treatment. He tested her again and it came back with no issues.
With permission, I’ll share what Scott found out. The main things that Scott suffers from:
- Congested nose. All the time. He can never smell anything and has to use nose spray every night to sleep. It’s gotten worse over time.
- Seasonal allergies.
- Acid reflux.
- Excessive gas and belching. If you know Scott, I hope you’re laughing right now. Everyone that knows Scott knows that he has gas. And bad. We weren’t even going to put this as a symptom as it seemed sort of silly but I noticed it on the list of medical things to check on the sign-in paperwork and added it last minute. Turns out I’m glad.
So Scott found out several interesting things.
Again, through multiple muscle response tests, the doctor said his nose is a culprit of FUNGUS in his sinuses. The doctor gave him a fungus treatment to take over a 5 week period. The interesting thing here is that we know Scott has toe fungus. The regular doctor prescribed him a very potent fungal treatment but it was so bad they told him he’d have to have his liver checked every few weeks. Scott didn’t feel comfortable with that and for good reason. Dr. Linial called it nearly lethal. But the fact that we see evidence of fungus in his body makes complete sense that it’s in his sinus. The doctor had no idea Scott had toe fungus and he had his shoes on the entire time.
Scott’s body also does not break down carbohydrates which causes the gas and reflux. He gave him an enzyme and amylase to treat that. Yes, folks, Scott Bennett might be passing less gas. He also has a wheat allergy. Again, he has to abstain for 6 weeks.
We talked about Scott’s anxiety/OCD and he found Scott’s serotonin level to be low. He gave him a spray to take for that.
What It Means For Us
Why this weekend was so huge is that now we have to be almost all gluten free and milk (Emma only) free for 6 weeks until we go back. He actually tested me also and even though I don’t show any major symptoms, it showed I have a gluten allergy as well. We didn’t get Lexi tested but I’d be shocked if she doesn’t have one as well.
Changing your diet like this is huge. But isn’t it ironic that just two weeks ago, I moved myself to almost an exclusive whole foods diet? I have seen over the times I’ve done the Daniel Fast and other times I’ve eaten healthy that my body, even though I’m devoid of major symptoms, simply feels better on a whole foods diet. I’ve eaten very little bread or pasta the past two weeks and as I mentioned in a post last week, I’d already dropped a few pounds and I feel so much better.
But more than that, if these treatments do work, it could be a very practical life-change for both Scott and Emma. I can’t wait to see what changes we see over the next 6 weeks with both Scott and Emma with their treatments as well as their diet changes.
I know there is so much to unpack from this post. If you want to ask questions, please feel free in the comments. I’ve never heard of NAET outside of our family and I’m guessing not a lot of you have either. If you want to call us crazy, that’s ok too. I’ve seen the results over the years. My family is already a success story. I’m just excited to take this to the next level and see permanent healing for Scott and Emma.