We talked with Donna, the author and creator of the unique healing protocol I mentioned a few posts back this morning. Its the one with the Bentonite Clay and the Bowel Strength formula. Its geared towards getting acids out of the body and alkalizing the bowel to heal it.
We are both of us very intrigued, and the protocol itself resonates with us specifically for Dominic's issues. So we're going to give it a try. We talked science behind it (don't ask me to type it all out, but she did a good job of explaining and it is all documented in the book), and we talked methods and dosing, etc etc. Its clear that she is passionate about what she does. She actually was on time for our appointment and finished within the time she allotted, which frankly impressed us. alot.
We will be straddling protocols for a while, I suspect. I'm not interested in stopping seeing Dr K, but I think we will back off signficantly. We have an appointment with him next week, and I can't see the next one being any earlier than Nov/Dec, just depends on what the test results say. If we really can do this Unique Healing protocol and back off on the majority of Dominic's supplements with no regression, we will. Shifting to this protocol will end up saving us a lot of money in the long run.
Its a bit jarring to have someone refer to pretty much everything we've done the last 2 1/2 years as temporary crutches, but unfortunately - she's right. Everything we've used thats been effective... when it stops, we lose ground. Which is why we don't stop anything, we just back down to a maintenance level - which results in a kid who takes 42 different meds/sup's a day. Which is ridiculous.
We are going to be careful how we broach with Dr K - we do want to be able to continue working with him, but at the same time need to be able to have him approve the trial of supp's so that we can write their cost off taxes. So that'll be interesting next week.
So, we're starting the protocol as soon as the stuff arrives. Guessing it'll be here tomorrow and we start Sunday. Otherwise it'll be here Tues and we'll start Wed. We have a followup appointment with her next Friday to talk about how its going, and discuss further nuances of her protocol.
negative impressions - she talks about her book alot (dude, really, i already bought it, you don't need to sell it again); she is easily distracted (look, a squirrel!); she comes across as very angry when she talks about what are considered standards in the industry (she spent 10 minutes talking about how activated charcoal most certainly does.not.pull.nutrients because of the electrical charge it carries. Everyone we've ever talked to said you charcoal 1 hr before or 2 hrs after a meal so it didn't pull nutrients - and her passion about that came across as anger.)
So, we'll see. We will go slow and careful with removing things from Dominic's list - but wouldn't it be awesome if this was a big wow ...