Krishna is a successful IT Professional in Delhi, which basically means he has worked long, hard hours to build his career while working equally hard to balance his priorities of wife and family. His health had always been good, so he never thought much about it until 2015.
Krishna was attending a wedding when he began to feel some significant abdominal discomfort. He had been extremely busy the three weeks prior to the wedding, so he thought he might be coming down with a flu. In subsequent days, he was so fatigued with body aches.
When his symptoms worsened, Krishna decided to go to the doctor. By this point he was experiencing waves of severe abdominal pain. Desperate for relief, he asked the doctor to take out whatever was causing the pain. He underwent all kinds of tests including CT scans, ultrasounds, x-rays and numerous blood tests. So you can imagine Krishna shock when no diagnosis became apparent. He was sent home with only a painkiller.
Krishna had recently been reading about nutritional supplementation and decided to start an aggressive supplement program. But he did not improve very much. He still felt miserable. He felt achy all over, and he remained extremely fatigued. He finally saw a specialist who ordered a blood test called ANA (antinuclear antibody). Krishna’s ANA came back positive at a level of 1:640 (normal is 1:40 or less). His specialist told him that he had systemic lupus erythematosus or what most people simply refer to as lupus.
The ANA was an indicator of an autoimmune process gone wrong. His body’s immune system was actually attacking itself. Once Krishna heard this and he came for nutritional healing increased his supplements even more and started potent antioxidants (phenolic acids, flavonols, flavon-3-ols, myricetin, peonidin, flavonoids, resvesatrol, quercetin, tannius, anthocyanius, kaempferol, cyanidin, ellagic acid, proanthocyanidius) along with plant vitamins & minerals. He slowly improved and required less & less pain medication, even though he still had intermittent bouts of pain. The process was long and hard as Krishna continued to fight fatigue and the flu live symptoms.
By September Krishna was feeling much better and was able to make up so last time by getting back to working 12hrs a day. He was thrilled because he had not been able to work at all for about 6 month. Being able to support his family financially was something Krishna was not sure would ever be possible again.
When he went back for a follow up visit several months later, his specialist wanted to start him on some chemotherapeutic drugs, a standard treatment for lupus. Needless to say, Krishna insisted that he felt great and was not having any problems. When his specialist looked at his repeat ANA report, his jaw dropped. He couldn’t believe it.
“Krishna, your ANA has crashed” he exclaimed. “It’s now only 1:40 and is basically normal.” He congratulated Krishna and encouraged him to just keep taking whatever medication his doctor had put him on. When Krishna informed him that he wasn’t taking any medication, the specialist replied, “I don’t know what you are doing, but keep it up.”
Krishna continues to do well. He’s not been sick for more than two years now and his ANA tests remain negative. In fact he claims that he feels better now than he felt before he contracted lupus. Though he realizes it’s not true. Krishna doesn’t feel like he has lupus anymore. Its symptoms may return, and they might not. No one can say for sure. But one thing is certain: Krishna will never take his health for granted again.
The important aspect in Krishna’s story was the fact that we started this aggressive nutritional supplement healing program early in the course of his disease. I have presented a number of clinical stories in which patients were actually able to redeem their health after their disease had progressed fairly significant. I hope that more and more people will start to supplement their diet before they even get sick, and then become more aggressive with optimizers as soon as they realize they have a major illness. A supplementation program with healthy diet can’t hurt – it can only help.