The July 2003 issue carried a letter from Janet Pettit of North Carolina, requesting assistance. Mrs. Pettit reported that a Dr. Chris Reading of Australia had treated 2 cases and suggests the cause while genetic, had to do with autoimmunity.
I have seen and treated 10-12 cases of related disorders often mistakenly called "Elephant Man" condition, which is a similar, but different condition (Proteus Syndrome). For the sake of brevity, the reader is referred to Mendelian's genetic disorders in humans, many sources under different titles.
Generally, neurofibromatosis is reported to be an autosomal dominant disorder primarily characterized by cafe-au-lait spots, fibromatosis tumors of the skin and neurocognitive deficits.
Geneticists and allopathic physicians consider the condition to be insidious and offer no treatment or only palliative treatment. Sadly, parents are told nothing can be done.
Dr. Jester's findings and treatment: All neurofibromatosis and related cases were found to have mineral imbalances involving copper, resulting in collagen cross linking (tumors) and fatty acid disorders. Some cases were misdiagnosed; some parents convinced by their doctors did not pursue treatment.
Marked improvements in neurocognitive function, and regression of tumors was seen in 6 months to 1 year. One patient, now in his teens, has no signs or symptoms other than cafe-au-lait hyperpigmentation.
1. A Hair Analysis by Trace Elements for metabolic, mineral screening and heavy metals
2. A Fatty Acids (red cell) testing by Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab. If the infant or child cannot be tested, test the mother (mtDNA).
Conclusions: Gregor Mendelian et al. did a wonderful job of identifying and cataloging human genetic disorders. However, there is a large blind spot in genetics and allopathic medicine which I coined, called bionutrition (biochemistry of nutrition) and the fact that gene expression is primarily nutrient-dependent.
The significance being, that a diagnosis based on phenotype, antigen/antibodies, genotype, cytogenic, gene mapping, population genetics, etc. are all faulty without first determining nutrient status.
So, is it genetic or nutritional? Some are inborn errors in metabolism, some are nutrient imbalances, but all can be helped.
337-984-3770 / Fax 337-984-1202
John S. Jester, MD (EM), MD (AM), PhD (Path), DSc (NM)
Provost--International College of Bionutrition and Board of Examiners
Dean--Yamuni Institute of Healing Arts
Jester Naturopathic Associates
2079 Kirk Road
Maurice, Louisiana 70555 USA
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