Learning Something New
I stopped by the local ENT to pick up my serum, as I entered the area where you pick up the serum an argument was in process between a nurse and a patient. Apparently, this ENT used a preservative in the allergy serum, where another ENT did not. This patient had a major reaction and extremely frustrated and downright mad to find out that this was used. The patient left in a huff, I picked up my serum from another nurse and asked the nurse that was arguing with the patient, what ENT doctor was he going to before this one? She said “Dr. Roy Kerry” but said it in such a way that, my curiosity peaked. She said, “We just don’t practice medicine like he does.” When I left I looked this ENT up, he was located in Greenville, PA at the time. I called and made an appointment, which was out about 6 weeks.
Setting the appointment with Dr. Kerry was unusual, first, you called the doctor office set up an appointment with transcriptionist. She set an appointment for her to call you where you would give her your medical and work history from birth. Including, dentist, eye examines, chemical exposures, chiropractic care, where you worked, materials you were involved with, everything. I found this extremely odd, wouldn’t the transferred medical records support these same details? Apparently, this was a major flaw in our medical system these are sometimes less detailed and misplaced very often. You should always have a copy of your medical records, get every copy of the test, discussion you have with your doctor, everything. I have mine electronically now, I use an app called “My Medical” which allows me to store everything I need.
My first visit to Dr. Kerry’s (ENT) office was like stepping back in time to the 70’s, his office still had paneling, shag carpet on the floor, and the walls. The waiting room had magazine racks that were chock full of information regarding allergies, chemical sensitives, thyroid information, nutritional deficiencies, hearing information, most of this information was in binders. One very odd noticeable thing was that every patient was talking to each other about something they had just learned. This was very strange as most doctor offices it’s eerily quiet where you might hear the nurse bellowing out orders to other nurses or patients.
Each patient room had a type of dentist chair in the middle of the room, off to one side more magazine racks with binders with the latest information he was using in his practice. A bench seat matching the color of the room, on the right of the room, was a chair on wheels with a desk for the doctor to write on. Above the desk were a series gauze, band-aids, tongue depressors, Q-tips, and vials to test various types of biofeedback called BioSet which I will discuss later. On the wall next to the door was a series of light switches which when turned on would indicate that he was with a patient or was done with a patient, this told the nurses when he was ready to head to the next patient.
When I met Dr. Kerry, he introduced himself and starting going over what I was taking which incidentally there was a form he gave all his patients to fill out when you arrived at his office. The details to this form were critical, the reason was simple he was only with you for a half to an hour you are with you all the time if you give the details as to what you are taking, and why it made is life easier along with a more accurate visit. My first visit with him lasted about 2 hours, I did a self-toxicity test upon my arrival which was about two pages long. When I met Dr. Kerry I explained the reason I was there with regards to the allergy shots and understood he had a better solution for the shots. He explained that he did and would like to proceed with allergy testing once again. I said that I had already had the testing and really did not care to test again. He then better clarified why apparently when the serum is made along with testing he felt some doctors used to many preservatives which can cause false positives when testing and additional problems with the way the patient reacts. Dr. Kerry felt that this may be causing some of the dizziness along with some of the medications I was taking. Like he said though let’s peel the onion one layer at a time and find the answer together. Which for the first time with any doctor, I went too, he was actually trying to find the answer not just give me a pill and send me on my way. We then set up the next appointment for the allergy testing.
The allergy testing went very well no major reactions like at the other ENT’s office, keeping in mind the allergist was very pretty which made things easier and uncomfortable at the same time. She was going to mix the serum up and call me when it would be ready. I started administering the shots again no noticeable difference as it is supposed to take time. I kept seeing Dr. Kerry once or twice a month during the process he made some adjustments to my current Synthroid, he had many videos I on the thyroid, chemical sensitivities, in which I watched many.
On one visit in the beginning of May 2005, he had Janie test me using BioSet which I thought was voodoo magic or something like that, keeping in mind I had never ever been to or see what Chiropractor did so this was way off in left field for me. My basic understanding is that every living thing had a biofield of energy like food especially, carrots, broccoli, although man-made foods could have a negative effect on the body. I was very uncomfortable with this process although I eventually bought into it as he actually used it to dial in my Synthroid medication which was uncannily accurate using this method. Dr. Ellen Cutler was the person who developed BioSet and Janie administrated it through testing through a machine was tested your body. It could test the most stressed parts of the body like Main (My Case Dental, Heavy Metals), and Most (Liver Toxicity, Gallbladder, Circulation, Fatty Tissue, Small Intestine).
During the second appointment based on my blood work, we started a series of supplements a Digestion Enzymes from BioSet, Metagenics Ultra Clear Plus, Metagenics Minerals, and Metagenics B Complex. One major change to my Synthroid medication we split the dosage throughout the day three times a day, what a difference this had made. I think I was on 112 mcgs a the time we started with 60 or so in the early morning, then at about 2 or 3:00PM we took 30 mcgs then at 7 or 8:00PM was whatever the difference was for example. This seemed to really help me get through the day better, this would naturally match the way my thyroid would work. This for me was a great breakthrough no one had ever suggested.
Somewhere in the fall of 2005, Dr. Kerry administered a blood withdrawal that was sent you to a lab that compiled what I was biocompatible medical testing. The idea behind this is that certain dental materials that were used by your dentist you could be sensitive to, in my case amalgam filling was one along with many others. However what was so amazing about this test is that when it came back it was about 30 or so pages. It showed not only what I had problems with but it also showed what I was compatible with. Shortly after I received the aforementioned test results Dr. Kerry administered another test done on my amalgam fillings, it was a type of amalgam galvanic electrical resistance test on each tooth that contained one of these fillings. He tested all the fillings breaking the mouth breaking it into up four quadrants, which he determined which once ones had to removed first these were the ones with the highest resistance. Apparently, from my discussion with Dr. Kerry during my visits, the mercury from the amalgam fillings can leak out and interfere with the thyroid function. The mercury ends up blocking the receptor sites for either T4 or T3 which can cause the thyroid to quit functioning properly.
When I made an appointment to see a local Dentist (I still see him today) who deals with people that have sensitivities I was pleasantly surprised. I know no one likes to go to the dentist, me included, but I handed him this booklet on my sensitivities he knew exactly what he needed to do. This showed him again what is compatible with me when using dental fillings, crowns, bridges, posts, and cleanings. From my discussion with him, the reason he had started working with people that had issues with sensitivities to dental fillings and procedures was due to a young girl in her teens. He said he was at a dinner party about three to five years into his dental practice and a woman was talking to my wife at the party. The discussion was about her daughter and she had amalgam fillings done in her mouth in the past week. Apparently, her mouth around her chin and lips had broken out in a strange rash and began to go become painful. She called back the dentist who had done the fillings to discuss this issue and he said to give it another week it will be fine.
Keeping in mind my dentist had just been to a conference on sensitivity issues which still said that amalgam fillings were ok. During the conference, a procedure was being developed to remove amalgam filling which he attended. My dentist said that he would see her just as a second opinion, apparently once he had seen her daughter there had been a lot of swelling around the teeth and gums that were filled more than usual. He prescribed an antibiotic for her to take for the next week and return to have the fillings removed. Once she had returned for her one week appointment the swelling and rash had gotten worse. He then numbed the nerves in the teeth and removed the fillings. He used a composite type material on the new fillings Within about 48 hours he received a call from the mother saying the rash is completely gone along with the swelling. This propelled him into looking at every patient as a possible candidate for sensitivities, reactions, autoimmune or otherwise.
I went to my dentist who specializes in sensitive patients armed with all this data to start the removal process in the first determined quadrant of the mouth, there are four. This was very tedious process having to remove these fillings, then I went to Dr. Kerry’s office immediately following the removal of the first quadrant. Where he started and IV Chelation Therapy, this took about two and half hours to complete. During this process, I rested comfortably in the IV Room, although I did have to start urinating into an orange gallon specimen jug about every half hour. This was part of the testing process, I believe for a total 12 hours too, I had to collect urine and then send out to it analyzed. Upon returning to see the doctor to review the test results I was amazed at the high Nickel, Aluminum, and Mercury from the test. I had to repeat the process two additional times to take care of the whole mouth. I worked in a machine shop for many years around Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, Mercury, and apparently, it ended up in my body. As it turned out when this first process was completed I felt like Superman, it was like I could take on the world. Each additional time was the same exact results, I just couldn’t get over the difference. By February or March of 2006, we completed this process on my teeth.
Throughout 2006-2007 we added several dietary supplements, digestive enzymes, vitamin D 15,000 IU/day, Metagenics Ultra Clear Plus one Scoop two a day, Metagenics multimineral supplement two a day, 1,000 mg fish oil, PB 8 two a day, and Arginine Plus one a day. These were adjusted throughout the next two years along with my thyroid medication Synthroid. Along with this was many blood tests to confirm any changes in deficiencies. One of the biggest things he did was taking the Synthroid throughout the day in smaller doses, here is an example: 60 mcg morning, 45 mcg afternoon about 3PM, and half of a 45 mcg which was about 22.5 mcg about 7PM or 8PM. Then I would have an appointment with Dr. Kerry and report back my results. One thing Dr. Kerry always mentioned was that I see you only once every 4 to 5 weeks, I need you as the patient to keep track of everything going on with you and document it for me.
Stay tuned for part #5 next week: