Archive for the ‘Health Challenges’ Category

Salynn Boyles, WebMD Health News, reported today that a new research analysis shows certain antidepressants, like Cymbalta from Eli Lilly, can be effective treatments for fibromyalgia, but it is not clear if they are good choices for long-term use.

To this day fibromyalgia remains a poorly understood and hard-to-treat disorder (ONLY by traditional allopathic physicians – MD’s), characterized by widespread pain with no clear cause. Other commonly reported symptoms include fatigue, sleep problems, and depressed mood.

After nineteen years of dealing with hundreds of Fibromyalgia (FM) clients I can state with confidence that, FM is not a disease, period. Fibromyalgia does not a have an “etiological agent” that causes it (bacteria, virus, yeast, fungus, or parasite). FM is a set of symptoms only, caused by nutritional deficiency(s), endocrine imbalance(s) (caused by a nutritional deficiency(s), or in some cases an allergy(s).

The most common cause of FM, in my opinion, is magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency is compounded by the client’s vitamin D deficiency, which is almost always present. Most FM clients will have poorer than average diets and tend not to have ever engaged in much physical activity (sports or the gym) When coached properly, health returns.

Reversing FM is not a mystery to those in the know, which excludes the pharmaceutical industry, the AMA, most MD’s, and the insurance industry. The truth is out there, you just need to pull your head out of the sand.

Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc


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Alex’s skin condition

I would like to add my voice to the many who’ve no doubt had symptoms improve or disappear after beginning a regimen of Dr. Marcus Ettinger’s “Health Shake”.

My now 12-year-old daughter had suffered with a “rash” on the back of her legs for approximately 4 years. This rash spread from a single two-inch diameter on one leg, to four-five inch, red, raw inflammations appearing on the thighs and calves of both legs. Over that time period, this rash was attributed to – and treated for – everything from contact dermatitis, to eczema, to shingles.

Although we brought this rash to the attention of five or six pediatricians and dermatologists we saw no appreciable improvement. Up until treatment by Dr. E., my daughter had been using topical steroids (with warnings), special Rx soaps, and other medical products to occasional improvement (or more appropriately, containment), but certainly no “cure”.

After adding a ‘health shake’ to her breakfast (to which Dr. E. has added one or two more items specifically for my daughter) the rash has not only disappeared – even the scarring/brown skin discolorations have faded into her natural skin tone over a 3-month period. I was sure she would carry permanent scars from this 4-year-episode.

Despite confounding numerous other health professionals, I don’t believe Dr. Ettinger’s success was either accident or miracle: I do believe it stemmed from a thorough understanding of the whole-body approach to health, and a profoundly extensive knowledge of the nutrients and substances that our bodies require to run-well.

I cannot express how strongly I recommend Dr. E’s “Health Shake”; other than to tell you, that it is now apart of my entire family’s Daily dietary regimen.

Thank you! 🙂

Candace Henderson

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New warnings about the potential of increased prevalence of worm and parasite infections
By Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.

Dr. Peter Hotez of George Washington University and the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington stated on Tuesday that. “Diseases caused by worms and parasites are draining the health and energy of the poorest Americans.”

Dr. Hotez also commented on the fact that diseases associated with the developing world, such as Chagas disease* and Dengue fever**, may become a bigger problem for the United States as global warming has more of an impact on America’s climate.

These are not life threatening diseases like cancer or small pox, they are more insidious. Affecting primarily children, worms and parasites retard a child’s overall development – intellectually and physically.

Dr. Hotez pointed out that these diseases, which may last for years, decades or even a lifetime, inhibits the infected individuals ability to thrive, keeping him or her trapped in a state of poverty.

As an example Dr. Hotez stated, “Throughout the American South during the early twentieth century, malaria combined with hookworm infection and pellagra (a B-vitamin deficiency) to produce a generation of anemic, weak, and unproductive children and adults. The parasitic diseases are having similar effects now.”

Hotez reviewed nine diseases affecting at least 10 million Americans for a report in the journal Public Library of Science Neglected Tropical Diseases, which he also edits.

“These diseases occur predominantly in people of color living in the Mississippi Delta and elsewhere in the American South, in disadvantaged urban areas, and in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, as well as in certain immigrant populations and disadvantaged white populations living in Appalachia,” he wrote. (I have seen pinworm, roundworm, CMV, Giardia and in my practice. We are not immune in Orange County, USA)

They include ascariasis, the most common human worm (roundworm) infection in the word, with 1.5 billion individuals currently infected. It is caused by a parasitic worm that lives in the intestine, and infected just under 4 million people in 1974 according to the last survey, in the South and Appalachia.

Dog and Cat PooP

Toxocariasis, a roundworm parasite transmitted in dog or cat droppings, infected up 2.8 million poor black children living in inner cities, the South and Appalachia, Hotez said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates these roundworms, which can cause intestinal illness and blindness, infect up to 14 percent of the U.S. population.

Strongyloidiasis is caused by a roundworm that lives throughout the body and infects 68,000 to 100,000 people. It may cause a hyper-immune reaction in some people.

Cysticercosis caused by the pork tapeworm and giardiasis, a diarrheal illness caused by a one-celled parasite, are also common, Hotez said.

“It’s amazing what we tolerate,” Hotez said. He noted the United States spends $1 billion a year preparing for outbreaks of diseases that have not occurred, including smallpox, anthrax and avian influenza. But these (other) diseases are occurring among voiceless people. It’s an unintended form of racism in a sense. We need to make these disease household words.”

*Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, infects as many as 8 to 11 million people in Latin America and may become a U.S. threat, Hotez said. “In Louisiana, almost 30 percent of the armadillos and 38 percent of the opossums are infected with T. cruzi, and a case of Chagas disease was recently reported in post-Katrina New Orleans,” he wrote.

“In the coming decade, global warming and increased flooding in the region could combine to promote dengue and Chagas disease epidemics among the poor in Louisiana.”

**Dengue, carried by mosquitoes, can sometimes cause a deadly hemorrhagic fever and has been reported in Texas.

One additional threat to babies and infants is cytomegalovirus, a herpes virus, which infects 27,002 newborn annually, causing deafness and mental retardation.

Note: Chronic fatigue, chronic GI symptoms, failure to thrive and chronic fever can possibly caused by a parasite. These symptoms should never be ignored.

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Dear Dr. Ettinger,

I am writing this letter to thank you for saving my life; it’s a letter to you any your clients.

As you know, in December of this year I came down with a prostate infection. So to cure this I went to my usual urologist for my treatment. I have done this often in the past. Now they have a new way to solve the problem. The old way was to place you on ten days of antibiotics, done deal. Well, now they place you on thirty days of antibiotics, which I feel is over-kill. So here’s what happened, twenty days in the program my immune system failed. I developed a kidney infection that was worse than the original prostate infection, and now I had to deal with both.

I came to you and with you expertise you solved my problem. I went on same natural products and followed your program which was totally sane. My system got stronger and both the kidneys and prostate are handled. Yes, your program is a little longer than the MD’s but your program solved the underlying problem and didn’t jus treat my symptoms.

Your friend,

Fred V.
San Clemente, CA

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Dear Dr. Ettinger,

I am writing this letter to thank you for all you have done for me.

Before a dear friend referred me to you, I was in misery every day for more than a year.  I wasn’t eating, I would have at least 10-15 bowel movements a day always with blood and mucous present, plus I was very weak and tired.

I went to see medical doctors who put me through many tests sometimes even twice.  After five months, all the time my condition worsening, they told me it was ulcerative colitis and that there wasn’t much they could do, and that I would have to live with it for the rest of my life.  No one offered me any hope of ever leading a normal life.

When I first came to see you, you explained to me what and how the body could heal itself if given the chance.  I was so elated and was determined to get better.   Here I am six months later and I am 100% better. I have no symptoms and I feel better than I have ever felt before.

Dr. Ettinger, you have done what others have said would never happen.  I am totally back to my old self. Your methods of all natural substances and chiropractic are much less complicated than medical treatments and give undeniable results.  I can only hope that others with ulceratice colitis can find the strength, comfort and healing from you that I have.

You often say that I am one of your biggest success stories, well you are one of mine.


Deana Martin

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Three years ago I began to experience bouts of massive non-stop diarrhea, causing me to lose some serious weight (about 25-30lbs). After many visits to hospitals, not one of the medical “experts” could diagnose the problem. Finally, in May my problem diagnosed by a gastroenterologist as “non tropical sprue/malabsorption” caused by an intolerance to foods containing gluten. Since then I have made many trips to the hospital emergency room to have fluids put back into my body intravenously after becoming dehydrated. After my last battle with the “Gluten Monster” I was feeling extremely lethargic and just “not there.” As I was so sick and tired of feeling sick and tired I decided to pay Dr. Ettinger visit. After being attended to by him and after consuming his supplements I miraculously came back to life within three or four days! Today I don’t feel half as tired as I did a month ago and my energy level has increased ten fold.

It has become painfully obvious to me that standard medicine really doesn’t have a clue how to cure a sick body. Dr. Ettinger obviously does! What a guy!

Thank you.

B. Donaldson
San Mateo, CA

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To Dr. Ettinger,

Almost two years ago I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus. My energy level was extremely low and I had lost interest in doing the things I had previously enjoyed, as well as everyday necessary work.

I discontinued my volunteer work at my church and my country western dancing. I had to literally drag myself to the gym to curb my increasing weight.

Today I am back dancing. In fact, I am taking another type of dance class weekly. I am scheduled to resume my volunteer work and have plans to start a new outdoor hobby. My workouts at the gym have returned to being fun, re-energizing and feeling positive and healthy.

My outlook on life, myself and my future have changed so dramatically I can’t believe it’s me. It’s like I found the old me again and I am certain I can attribute all this to you and your guidance.


Huntington Beach

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