Approximately 8 years ago, a 10 year old boy was brought to me by a his mother who was a nurse. He was using a walker because he was having extreme difficulty using his legs for the last 4 months. Upon testing him, the most obvious imbalance I could find was that he had a parasite in his system. Fortunately, I had just finished studying some of the work of Nicholas Abrishamian - a Chiropractic colleague of mine. "Dr. A's" work often focuses on the toxic by-products produced by microbes in the body and their effect on the nervous system. So I questioned the mother about the boy's history - such as questions like: "had they been travelling overseas?" The only thing that she could come up with was the fact that the boy had spent several weeks the previous summer swimming in a lake in upper Vermont. Being a nurse, she decided to treat him with Flagyl instead of the anti-parasitic herbal formulas from our office. Flagyl is a prescription anti-parasitic medication. Within about 4-6 weeks, the boy had completely recovered. Now, as a healthy 18 year old, he is an avid bicyclist, riding sometimes riding 10 to 20 miles a day. He is still a chiropractic patient and occasionally we will help him with nutritional issues that come up.
There were two different families, two different boys, but with very similar stories. One boy in his early teens and the other 8 years old - both displayed eye twitching a facial mannerisms that were disturbing to the parents, especially since one of the parents had a stutter. In both cases, the boys had food allergies that created a condition of immunological dysregulation and inflammation - both of which irritated the functioning of the nervous system. In both cases, the approach was the same: remove the offending foods (1 or 2), and calm down the inflammation of the nervous system, while providing nutrients for the nerves, such as B-Vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and herbal extract of oat. In both cases, the boys cleared up within 2 to 4 weeks and are fine as long as they stay away from those foods.