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1 Medical data is for informational purposes only. Always consult your family physician, or one of our referral physicians prior to treatment . This article to be read in conjunction with Arthritis: Osteoar- thritis and Rheumatoid Disease Including Rheumatoid Arthritis by Anthony di Fabio and Gus J. Prosch, Jr., M.D. Ankylosing Spondilitis By Anthony di Fabio The Roger Wyburn-Mason and Jack M. Blount Foundation for the Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease AKA The Arthritis Trust of America ® 7376 Walker Road, Fairview, TN 37062 Copyright 1997 The Case of Thomas Benson Through an endless progression of tests and treatments, phy- sicians and clinics, Thomas Benson was delighted with his recov- ery, saying, "After suffering for seven years with a debilitating, sup- posedly incurable, auto-immune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis, I've found out how to defeat it. I'm cured at last! "My illness began early in 1979, although I suspect that the minor vasectomy operation I had in 1970 began the alteration of my immune system, and also the beginning of my health's downslide. "Early in 1979 I began getting severe arthritic-like pains in various parts of my body. It might be behind a shoulder blade for several days, then move to my neck, to a hip or to the small of my back, or -- worst of all -- to my ribs. "The nutritionist I sought help from could not alleviate the problem, and after hundreds of dollars in tests, my traditional (allo- pathic) physicians seemed to be baffled. This doctor told me I was simply under stress, and it would take between 30 to 40 massages to solve my problem. Between the excrutiatingly painful and ex- pensive massages and vitamin B 12 shots, I soon lost patience. "The next healer specialized in holistic medicine. His clinic did not have fluorescent lights, considered harmful, no perfumes were permitted because of possible patient allergies, and the bill before I even started tests was humongous. This doctor went up and down a lot of blind alleys, constantly coming back to the fact that my hair analysis showed that I was suffering from excessive aluminum. I couldn't believe this, as I was always careful to cook in enamalware, and also I did not drink from canned soft drinks. "Some years earlier I'd had some of my thyroid gland removed with radioactive iodine at a time when I was told that I was secret- ing too much thyroid. Of course, they got the dosage wrong, and killed off too much tissue, which was the reason I was on thyroid replacement therapy. The only thing I learned was that if I stopped taking my thyroid supplements, arthritic-like pains began. (See "Thy- roid Hormone Therapy: Cutting the Gordian Knot," http:// "After much thrashing about with this new doctor, some of my friends suggested I see an endocrinologist. The doctor proded and poked, x-rayed and tested for more than an hour. "I arrived at the next appointment one week later expecting to
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY 101 taught by Professor Csr during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisville.

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