Could Thermography Be the Key to an MS Cure?

December 19, 2012

thermography-analysisI am standing naked in the middle of a cold room.

The doctor at the thermography center stands in front of me, holding a lightweight sensor that will measure the temperature of 120 different points on my skin. A few moments ago, with my clothes on and in a warmer room, the temperature of these same points were measured. When we’re done, the variances will be decoded with custom software that can identify pathological patterns in my body – patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed with other types of scans.

An hour later, in my new doc’s office, I get the results.

My body is riddled with viruses. The words “severe” and “evident” were used in the official diagnostic report. There is a major block in my lymphatic system, significantly compromising my immune function. My kidneys are toxic. Heavy metals are laced throughout my body. My thyroid is screaming 911. And apparently, this has been going on for many, many years. My body, it seems, is a mess (no pun intended) despite my strict diet and lifestyle.

This is what my new naturopathic doctor tells me this past weekend as he examines the results of my first thermogram, taken at the Thermography Center of Dallas, the first dedicated thermogram testing facility in the country.

“Oh, that’s really good news!” I say, smiling and leaning forward.

My excitement at hearing this might sound counter-intuitive to you. But actually, it is precisely what I am hoping for. You see, MRI’s, X-rays and other scans reveal information about the structure of our bodies. But thermograms tell us about the function of our glands, organs, and immune system.

And finding out that my body is full of poorly functioning systems and organs is excellent, because it explains my years of suffering and theย  maddeningly fragile state of my body for my entire adult life. But most importantly, diagnostic evidence of a problem means that I can take action to correct it. And I like it when I can take action to get healthy!

Thermograms are the cutting edge of diagnostic testing devices. In 1997, thermography was cleared for use by the FDA and progressive health professionals across the country have been using this non-invasive, painless tool to get an invaluable picture of what’s happening inside a patient’s body. In fact, a veritable salad of health problems can be detected, like breast cancer, food intolerance, yeast overgrowth, intestinal disorders, tooth problems, vascular disease, muscolo-skeletal disorders, and inflammatory conditions.

There’s a reason they call them viruses.

thermogram“I guess that explains my weak constitution,” I say to the doc.

“No!” he asserts. “Just the opposite. With the viral load you’re carrying, for the number of years you’ve been carrying it, the fact that you are up and walking and functioning like normal is a testament to how strong your constitution actually is. Many others would be unable to get out of bed.”

“Really?!” I say. “You’re rockin’ my entire worldview, doc. This is an identity-level game-changer!”

The doc smiles. He is a lovely man with an easygoing, welcoming demeanor, a goofy sense of humor, and a confident steadiness that I find very comforting. He says, “Yes. You contracted some viruses at an early age that have been severely compromising your immune system and organs ever since. Most people are under the mistaken assumption that when they ‘get over’ a virus, the virus is gone. The truth is that just because the initial symptoms subside, the virus is still present. In fact, it burrows deep into your body, finds itself a nice comfy little home, and stays there for many, many years, wreaking havoc like it has for you.”

We go through the entire list of pathologies in my body that were discovered with the thermogram and then doc says it’s time to “ask my body some questions.” He then uses advanced energy work (a version of kinesiology) to determine what foods I must eliminate. A few minutes later, my already restricted diet is decimated to two items: Vegetables. Protein. No stevia! No cacao powder! No almond milk! Doc instructs me that I am to have nothing else for a minimum of six months.

Apparently, my stellar diet was not stellar enough to kick those stubborn virusy and yeasty bastards that’ve been hiding out in my system for years.

“There’s a reason we call them viruses,” doc says. “It’s because they’re virulent. Very difficult to destroy.” I look up that word in the dictionary when I get home. Virulent. Actively poisonous. Intensely noxious. Malignant. Deadly. Hostile. Yup, sounds about right.

“How about some good news?!” doc asks, smiling, noticing my exasperation at this new no-stevia rule.

“Yes please!” I respond.

“The good news is, within 6-10 months, you’ll have an entirely new body.”

“I’ll be symptom free?” I say.

“Yes,” he says.

“As in, healed?” I say.

“As in healed,” he says.

Pursue your purpose. Follow your intuition. Remain open. Stay hopeful. Watch as doors open.

door-opening-to-the-skyThere’s one more piece of this story that I’d like to share with you here. It’s the way I stumbled upon this doctor. For more than a year now I’ve been trying to find a graduate program in counseling psychology that will work for me both financially and logistically as a single mom. I have applied to five schools already this year and all five have fallen through for various reasons. After the last disappointment, I decided to let it go for a while, concluding that if it was meant to be, it’d happen. And then a few months later I heard about a program from an acquaintance that seemed like it would be a perfect fit.

I had it on my to-do list to call the admissions office of this school for weeks. Finally I did. A man named Matthew answered and after speaking with him for ten minutes, I immediately knew that this was the school for me, and that the man on the other end of the phone was a kindred spirit and a special soul that I needed to get to know.

We began to exchange emails, and just a week later, the universe conspired to place us both in Dallas, Texas to visit family on the same weekend. So we met and that’s when he told me about his dad, the doc, the thermography center, and his energy work. Matthew hooked me up with an appointment the next morning and that’s how I ended up naked in a cold room getting my skin temperature tested.

A couple hours later, as I leave the doc’s office, feeling more hopeful and excited than ever in my sixteen years since I became symptomatic, I think about how I ended up blessed enough to find this particular doctor. It occurs to me that had I not pursued my path with stubborn persistence, despite many grad program doors being slammed in my face, I wouldn’t have called that particular school and spoken to Matthew and enjoyed the entire stream of events that followed as a result.

Oftentimes it’s only in hindsight that we can see the critical, game-changing nature of one small event – an event that becomes the catalyst for an entirely different chapter in our lives.

Today I found out that I got into that graduate program and I start classes in a few weeks. I am looking forward to standing up and getting my diploma in two and a half years with a new body that is vibrant, healthy, and un-freakin’-stoppable.

In the next few days I’ll be posting the list of places throughout the country where you can go to get a thermogram. I asked the doc and he said that with a thermogram report, he can work with anyone via phone. Please note that I am not financially affiliated in any way with this doctor and will not benefit financially in any capacity by encouraging you to either get a thermogram or work with him. My enthusiasm is based purely on a strong conviction that this is an essential step in anyone’s recovery from chronic illness. So stay tuned for more details!

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12 Responses to Could Thermography Be the Key to an MS Cure?

  1. Julie Vincent on January 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Very interesting! Maybe we can get to the bottom of this. I’m sure it’s not a one size fits all. Sounds like our diet needs to follow the paleolithic or Dr. Terry Wahls protocol. I had started out with the Swank diet, Gold Coast Cure, Best Bet diet and others. Wish we all knew for sure which approach is best.

    Julie Vincent
    Alexandria, MN

  2. Mary Kay on December 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    So excited for you! I 2013 is going to be a wonderful year you you!

    • Karen on December 31, 2012 at 1:39 am

      thank you, mary kay! and hopefully for everyone else as well!

  3. Steph on December 21, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Will be reading your blog even more keenly than usual after this discovery if that’s possible! You’re our pioneer on this one..looking forward to following your progress and hearing more about Thermography. Great news about your upcoming studies too.

    • Karen on December 31, 2012 at 1:40 am

      thank you steph! as soon as i get the list i’ll be publishing it here so keep an eye out. i recommend it for everyone and will keep you all posted on my progress. so far, i feel amazing eating just veggies and protein!

  4. Pamela Albanese on December 21, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Karen have you read a book called THE POTBELLY SYNDROME by Russell Farris and Per Marin, MD, PHD? You can find this on Amazon. This book talks about a long term virus in the body. There is a doctor in the UK that treated his wife with heavy duty antibiotics for ms for over a year and her legs were better. Yeah I know the heavy duty antibiotics…more yeast problems! Although I have narrowed things down to just a few experts that seem to be on the same page I just get so confused when I read something like this. I remain on the Paleo diet and combined with the ccsvi procedure that I had last year I believe that I have stopped the progression but now I need to find a way to reverse the damage that has been done to my walking, poor balance and bladder issues. I am wondering if this thermography would help me with that. Could I get your thoughts on this? Pam

    • Karen on December 31, 2012 at 1:42 am

      hi pam! i definitely recommend a thermogram. i’m waiting for the list and will publish it the minute i get it. it’s a fantastic diagnostic tool to see what’s happening inside our bodies beyond the structural stuff, into how the organs function. i think every single person on the planet should get one! in fact, i sorta want to open my own center, that’s how strongly i feel about it! i think it’s very important to see what else is going on in the body, since there are many underlying causes that could be contributing to our illnesses.

  5. Pamela Albanese on December 21, 2012 at 1:38 am

    This is awesome news Karen both the testing and your new school! I just have one question…is there anything left on the food list? I am not perfect but thought I was doing pretty well…now what?

    • Karen on December 31, 2012 at 1:44 am

      lol pam, yes there is not much left. but, i’ve been really enjoying eating just veggies and protein and have found that it’s keeping me satisfied. eggs for breakfast, chicken or turkey or fish for lunch with lots of veggies, lightly sauteed, and for a snack i’ve been eating organic celery sticks with some sugar-free organic sunflower butter. it’s working well! there is so much you can do with veggies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Lauren Lamastra on December 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Just wondering, what exactly what can you eat-what type of protein? No fruits? nothing but proteins and veggies?

    Also, is this a proven method that can work on other auto immune diseases like lupus?


  7. Anne Esparza on December 20, 2012 at 1:45 am

    What an exciting post! I’d definitely be interested in this technology to get healthier and rid of destructive viruses once and for all. (Ouch about the no stevia or almond milk). Congrats on your upcoming schooling Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen on December 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      thanks Anne! I’ll definitely keep everyone posted on how it works out for me and as soon as I have the list of thermography places I’ll publish it!

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