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See a doctor, structural specialist. Knee inflammation is due to struc...

Samantha rated this answer: 5

I twisted my knee in soccer practice and its swollen, tingling and a little numb. Should I just use a knee wrap and ice or see a doctor?

Doctor:

"See a doctor, structural specialist. Knee inflammation is due to structural disregulation. This might mean that the hip is out. The whole body needs to be checked. The knee may need to be adjusted. Ice it for now to reduce the swelling. But you may have a more serious condition that may require an MRI to be looked at by an orthopedic surgeon. Once I see the MRI I may be able to treat a knee trauma without surgery... If nothing is torn then we could move right into adjusting the bones and ligaments that may have been rotated out of place and just needs some OMT Naprapathy or red light therapy"

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: Thank you Dr. Barnes. The MRI did reveal the tendons were not torn and Dr. Barnes was right about the knee in relation to the deviation of my spine and hip. All better now!
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Is there anything I haven't tried yet for fibromyalgia pain?

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" Have you tried naprapathy, manual therapy? Sometimes red light therapy is effective. There are many different ways to deal with fibromyalgia besides drugs. Seek out a pain management doctor in your area for a comprehensive evaluation. There are many causes for the diagnosis for fibromyalgia pain."

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Jennifer has not yet rated this answer: ?

A couple of weeks ago I began taking 50 mg of iodoral iodine a day. A regular checkup a few days ago revealed low density lipoprotein LDL at 237 with cholesterol over 285. Are these high numbers caused by fat breaking down in less time?

Doctor:

" No, Iodine Iodide will detoxify halides binded with your iodine receptors. Iodine Iodide also increases metabolizism by facilitating thyroiodoperoxidase vital to healthy metabolic function. Iodine Iodide also causes regulation of the thyroid by by binding with Thyroxsine and facilitating T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6 and T7. All of these biochemical interaction due affect Pyruvic acid phase in the liver, but not only indirectly. So the answer is complexed. There is other hormonal communication that is facilitated by other biochemical pathways. Please make an appointment and I will review your labs."

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Elliot rated this answer: 5

Hi Doctor Barnes. I have fibromyalgia and wanted to know what you might suggest I could do to feel better.

Doctor:

" Fibromyalgia is not very well understood by Physicians and is diagnosed by symptoms.There are numerous causes for the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The leading cause I have observed is dehydration and demineralization. I recomend that my patient drink half their body weight in ounces of water, use trace minerals and magnesium with a good Multi Vitamin. I also stress the importance of a consistently good balanced diet with at least 20 minutes of cardio training and stretching with some light weight resistance training."

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: Thank you for taking time to share this. The rule of water is something I hadn't heard before.
Doctor: I also recommend having and Iodine excretion and halide panel laboratory test. Iodine Iodide with a potassium catalyst is very essential to Iodothyroperoxidase. With out this crucial biochemical function the symptoms labeled as Fibromyalgia are much more acute.
connor has not yet rated this answer: ?

I also have pain related to a recent car accident. I tried several chiropractors but none of them did the trick and I am worried about having surgery. Do you prescribe pain creams or prescription medicine that helps with pain?

Doctor:

"Sometimes when it is necessary a person can have a prescription for pain medication prescribed in my office. If you visit my office you will receive a combination of OMT and Naprapathy that reverses most cases of chronic and acute pain usually in one to ten visits depending on the causes even where other pain therapies fail to relieve pain. Pain medication may not have to be forever. All pain care specialists use a unique combination of methods but you should schedule with me at the office because I have helped relieve pain for a lot of patients and I could probably do the same for you too."

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Alan rated this answer: 5

I've been going to the UCLA outpatient clinic for severe chronic pain for over a year. One of the doctors there referred me to go see Dr. Bethany Barnes. My ankle was run over by a car causing the tendons to disconnect from the bones over a year ago. I have xrays. What pain therapy would you use?

Doctor:

" Thank you for inquiring Sir. I use Naprapathy, manual therapy,830 mL Laser and a new technology that restores the tissues removining scar tissue and other dysregulation of the structure, tendons, muscles and ligaments. My treatments are structured based on the individual patients muscular skeletal dysregulation as well as biochemical pathways that may attribute to disease process."

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Rollin has not yet rated this answer: ?

I was at football practice yesterday and I hurt my ankle running. When I hurt my ankle I rolled the outside of my ankle onto the turf and heard two or three pops. I wanted to at least walk but it hurt way too much. I've taken pain medicine and iced it. But it still is too painful to walk including moving it a little. With the inflammation you cannot notice my ankle bone. The outside of my ankle and upward is bruised purple. My leg hurts. How do I take care of this?

Doctor:

" Visit your Primary Care Physician and ask for an MRI to make sure you did not fracture it. This will also show soft tissue damage."

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Amanda rated this answer: 5

Will iodine give me a long lasting weight loss result compared to crash and fad diets?

Doctor:

" Iodine is one of the most important element to affect the Thyroid and the entire endocrine system. The reproductive system is also protected by Iodine from reproductive cancers. The Thyroid gland regulates metabolism and with out Iodine / Iodide with a Potassium catalyst the thyroid gland can not function at an optimal level. "

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: I have read a lot of claims about it causing weight loss. Does what you said mean that it could or will cause long term weight loss? Thank you in advance Dr. Barnes.
Doctor: Yes.
Roger has not yet rated this answer: ?

Do you take personal injury cases? whiplash from car accident 3 days ago.

Doctor:

" yes"

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Karol rated this answer: 5

About limited range of motion and changes in posture, suppose I've been advised, "Its a natural part of growing older"? or, "just get used to it"?

Doctor:

" You can be healthier and enjoy less degenerative changes with Naprapathy. I can even help correct your postural changes and limited range of motion."

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Jared rated this answer: 5

A few weeks ago I dumped splenda and switched to Agave Nector. Do you know if Agave has any bad side effects?

Doctor:

" Stevia is recommended by the American Board of Immunology and Anti-Aging Medicine. Agave nector is 11 on glycemic index where Stevia is a 2. Although agave is cut from a cactus plant we need to look at the molecular similarities there may or may not exist with corn syrup also. Stevia is also exogenic. The glycemic index or glycaemic index (GI) references how quickly sugar in the blood rises after eating specific foods. Also chlorogenic acid helps control negative effects of sugar."

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: great to hear. I like your webmd app.
Leonard has not yet rated this answer: ?

I've just been diagnosed with diabetes, the average cost per year is 13,000. I'm very concerned with finding an alternative diabetes treatment that is affordable and I found your article today and would like to learn more.

Doctor:

" Once diagnosed with Diabetes you must use the appropriate medication to keep your blood sugar regulated. There are ways to inhibit the need and possible heal your body. Research shows that good healthy cardio of 20 to 30 minutes per day will help balance insuline levels. You must always take a good multivitamin daily and add Trace Minerals to your water. Drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water adding at least 5 - 10 drops 3 times per day. when the cellular mineral transport is low, people often have much higher and not easily controlled glucose levels."

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Hi Doctor. I have pain just under my ribs on both sides indicating something may be wrong with my kidneys. Will a kidney scan rule out the possibility of kidney failure? Thank you.

Doctor:

" Hello; It is a good idea to schedule with your Internist for labs."

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Al rated this answer: 5

How to stop chronic lower back pain without medication?

Doctor:

" Chronic low back pain can be the result of nerve entrappment caused by structural compression. If this is your case it is better to be treated with Naprapathy combined with OMT, correcting and balancing the ligaments, tendons and muscles and correcting structural deviation to unblock nerves. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with me."

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Kevin has not yet rated this answer: ?

Hello. In general, is the relief from pain long lasting after cold laser for back pain? thank you.

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" Dear Kevin; The mL 830 is very effective with pain relief and sometimes take 3 to 12 sessions depending on the cause of the pain. I use the laser more integratively with Naprapathy and OMT to disinflame the tissue and bring more immediate relief, and then I target the cause of the condition. If the laser is the only method of pain relief, and the cause is left untreated then it will not treat the symptoms permanently."

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Darty rated this answer: 5

During pregnancy is it important to not sleep lying on my back? Laying on my side feels very uncomfortable and would prefer sleeping on my back if its safe for baby inside.

Doctor:

" Dear Darty; How far along are you in your pregnancy. Do you have a history of heart disease or any metabolic disorders? How are your blood platelets and have you every had a history of blood clots or vascular disease?"

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: 18 weeks pregnant with no history of heart disease, metabolic disorder, blood problems. My doctor said my blood platelet count is average. I am just concerned from an infant health perspective. ty :)
Doctor: Dear Darty; It is perfectly safe to sleep on your back, try using pillows between your knees while you sleep on your side and pillows under your knees when you are sleeping on your back. It is always healthier for you to sleep on your left side, get plenty of rest.
Barbara rated this answer: 5

Following a needle biopsy my 21 mm diameter breast lump identified as PASH (pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia). They said its not cancerous and to just return in six months. Should I have it taken out instead of waiting?

Doctor:

" Dear Barbra; Fibroid cysts are very common in women, fortunately you have taken steps to eliminate possible carcinoma. One of the reasons women develope fibroid is Iodine deficency combine with hormonal changes. If you make an appointment with me I can do a 24 hour urine collection and test your Iodine and halide toxin excretion levels. Then I can put you on Iodoral and your fibroids will improve, and eventually clear up over time."

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: You just put all my worries to rest! Thank you.
Doctor: Dear Barbra; Remember to follow with yearly breast exams and mamograms. Also do self exams monthy and buddy checks. I know several women who have sisters, they examine each other. Also be aware of discomfort and write it down, it may help your doctor detect hormone change.
Amanda has not yet rated this answer: ?

What about sports injuries? what pain relief could I expect from the cold laser for common muscle tweaks or tears?

Doctor:

"Not all people receive complete pain relief following the initial session. More severe causes of pain will require successive treatments, sometimes 4 - 30 depending on the source of the pain. The more sophisticated origins of pain in many cases might have to return to the doctor for treatments 2 to 4 times a week. Most sports injuries feel lasting pain relief after the first visit. Past injuries sometimes resurface after initial treatment - this discomfort is brief lasting a day or two."

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Robert rated this answer: 5

In 2009 back surgery was performed for my L5-S1. In 2011 and 2012 I had severe pain in my legs. Now 3 times in the past six months. One doctor said scar tissue is putting pressure on my nerves. Is there any other explanation for the pain? what kind of doctor should I ask a second opinion?

Doctor:

" Dear Robert; It is very possible you may have scar tissue causing soft tissue entrappment of the nerve. In this case the surgeon can release the periferal nerve, with orthoscopic surgery and save you thousands of dollars on treatment cost. Do you have an MRI? That I can evaluate? I have in the past dealt with soft tissue entrappment and recommended the patient have surgical consultation. If there is no soft tissue entrapment you may be a very good candidate for Naprapathy, ligaments are corrected and the tendon, muscular and skeletal imbalances corrected and stabilized."

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: Im glad you say I could save a good sum of money this way. The MRI shows I have the tissue entrapment problem. I going through with the surgery after doing a lot of wishful thinking about avoiding it.
Dorris rated this answer: 5

Hi doctor. how good is 830NM medical laser for arthritis in the hands and feet?

Doctor:

" 830 mL medical laser is very effective in clinical applications. The unique aspect of the 830 mL is that is penetrates into the tissues and assists the bodies own natural healing process. If the person has a diagnosis of ulnus vagus then of course the radial, ulna and radicular sheath have to be treated first with kinesiology to correct and balance these structural problems to be more effective. If the arthritis symptoms are due to insufficient hydration, you can not effectively correct uric acid retention with the 830 mL."

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Rex rated this answer: 5

I don't like the idea of protecting my heart by shutting down my liver, is there an alternative to Cortisone?

Doctor:

" What is your diagnosis?"

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: high colesterol coronary artery disease arthritis cortisone, lipitor.
Doctor: Many good cardiologists are aware of the benefits of injectable testosterone for men at 4.5 mg. Speak to your cardiolologist about using testerone, if he says no, get another opinion. Also start on 1200 mg of Arctic Krill oil. These two will protect your heart, and lower your cholesterol.
John has not yet rated this answer: ?

I have carpal tunnel. Do you know how to make the pain go away without pills?

Doctor:

" Carpal Tunnel Syndrom in men is usually cause by activity both work and play that involve repetitive motion with the hands. This causes constriction of the ridicular sheath around the medial nerve, pain, numbness and tingling are common. There are surgical options but I have a non-surgical therapy that releases the nerve sheath and over time improves the condition. Please make an appointment."

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Richard rated this answer: 5

What are the possible signs that someone might have colon cancer?

Doctor:

"Anyone 50 years or older should have a colonoscopy each 5 years. Colon cancer does not have symptoms immediately, some signs may include swelling of the intestine or rectum, rectal bleeding, bloating, extremely foul smelling stools, but these are just a few more obvious. Occult stool test is a good diagnostic tool, I have special immunodiagnostic tests unique to Immunology. Coffee enemas are very helpful. Prevention is very sound approach. Eat red meat for lunch and chicken and fish for dinner, eat a lot of vegetables steamed if you have digestive problems. Please call me for appointment."

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: Thanks. What if the test comes back positive? and are there any options?
Doctor: If it comes back positive then you should see a surgical oncologist, and also make an appointment with me.
Marth rated this answer: 5

Is Hashimotos thyroiditis inherited? And can iodine help this condition?

Doctor:

"In some case this condition can be prevented if Iodine Iodide is used as a preventive measure. Both Hashimoto and Graves disease may benefit with Iodine. Hashimotos Thyroiditis does often run in families, some of it may be predominately due to life style. As children often imitate the habits of parents. If a patient does not have sufficient levels of Iodine Iodide, the free T3 and T4 become impaired. T3, T4 means thyroxin with 3 or 4 Iodine molecules. If the body does not have thyroiodineperoxidase, it has thyrobromoperoxidase leading to cancer and numerous disease, especially Hashimotos."

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Fred rated this answer: 5

What supplements are there to increase energy? I'm tired of feeling tired.

Doctor:

" Hello; Make sure you drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily. Make sure you eat: 60 grams protein throughout the day, 70% vegetables and fruits, grains should be eaten in the early part of the day. You can not supplement good nutrition. Vitamins follow good nutrition, make sure you take a good B Complex and B12 Methylcobalamin 5000 mcg. is great for energy and stress."

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: I feel better the past few days, thank you.What about iodine supplements?
Doctor: Iodoral 50 mg. is what I recommend for all adult patients. SMC Pharmacy at 1908 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica carries it. This is a better quality as it contains both Iodine and Iodide. You can make an appointment, I do Iodine excretion tests, to determine your level of Iodine and Halide toxin.
Terry has not yet rated this answer: ?

What foods should I avoid to starve the mold out of my body? Or is there a faster way to make the mold go away?

Doctor:

"This is a very good question. Mold itself does not accumulate in the human body. Mold produces spores and these spores produce mycotoxins. These mycotoxins numerous symptoms: headaches, itchy eyes, upper respiratory problems and runny nose are just a few symptoms most common. You can contact a mold remediation company to come in and do testing, or if you think you have mold then purchase a mold kit at either Lowes or Home Depot. Put the kit in the room you suspect you have mold. Most likely areas are areas that have had water leaks. Check everywhere for black mold growing on walls, cabinets"

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Mav rated this answer: 5

Dyspnea and chest pains. Anything to help would be very appreciated dr barnes.

Doctor:

" It is very important to go to the ER and see a physician immediately and be properly evaluated. "

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: I have been, no significant relief though... thanks in advance
Doctor: It was very important to be evaluated so that we could rule out a serious condition requiring intervention. The next step is 3 ml liquid ionic magnesium with breakfast in 8 oz. of water and 1.5 ml in 8 oz. of water with lunch and 1.5ml in 8 oz. of water with dinner.
Ken rated this answer: 5

How do prevent foot blisters? My job requires I carry heavy loads throughout the day.

Doctor:

"Get an orthodontic specialist and keep them dry as much as possible, wear two pair cotton socks non-chlorinated laundry wash."

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: Thanks. The blisters are going away now.
Dorris has not yet rated this answer: ?

Relief for rheumatoid arthritis?

Doctor:

"Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. Only drink from glass containers and drink water with a ph of between 7.5 to 8. Eliminate all night shades from your diet: tomatoes, potatoes, egg plant and green bell pepper. Unless I advise you other wise. Eliminate all dairy, and grains from your food intake with the exception of gluten free product. You have to eliminate gluten from food intake for 1 month. Then make an appoint with me so I can run tests."

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Amanda rated this answer: 4

I tweaked my index finger 2 weeks ago playing volley ball. Now it bothers me when I type. Not sure if its just a sprain or something worse?

Doctor:

"If you make an appointment with me I can order an x-ray and make an evaluation to see if you might have displaced the bones in the wrist and hand and fix it right away. Call my secretary at (323) 332-9871 for an appointment and consultation."

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Roger rated this answer: 5

Is there a cure for herpes?

Doctor:

"The answer is yes depending on the persons unique genetic characteristics herpes is able to be completely cured in specific cases."

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Karol rated this answer: 5

Is there a way to tell whether I have a dislocated thumb or a damaged ligament?

Doctor:

"It is best to get an x - ray. If you make an appointment with me I can diagnose and treat your condition. I am a structural specialist and have worked with chronic, acute pain and trauma for 35 years. Many of my patients have gone to physical therapy with no results and in one session are pain free. There are cases involving trauma or chronic over use that may require 3 to 6 weeks. My office number is (323) 332-9871 please specify Dr. Barnes."

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: Dr. Barnes is amazing.
Cathy rated this answer: 5

What causes gallstones and how is it possible to get rid of them?? Thank you in advance Dr. Barnes

Doctor:

"Gall Stone are caused by the cholesteral that is stored in the bile ducts of the liver hardening and creating small calcules that collect in the gallbladder can not passing through the cystic duct . There are ways to cleanse the liver but it is important to be evaluated by a physician the specializes in complimentary medicine like my self. I work with cleansing the body in a safe supervised way. Please make an appointment at (323) 332-9871 and specify Dr. Barnes and tell them this is an Immunology consult."

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: Thank you, we're traveling right now though. Is there any temporary relief?
Doctor: Avoid alcohol, fried food, dairy and grains and legums, these can trigger inflamation. Avoid raw vegetables. Stick to soups with meat and lots of veggies. Don't over eat, eat only until you are satisfied. Take 3 TBL of virgin cold pressed olive and drink it 3 times per day. Some time this will allow the stones to pass through the duct. Make an appointment with me right away when you get home and I will get rid of your stones, but first I have to evaluate you.
Nahid rated this answer: 5

Hi Dr. Barnes. How could I fight off a cold without having to write a prescription for anything?

Doctor:

"Most colds are viruses and should be treated 72 hours with Oscillococcinum, 1000 mg chewable vitamin C every hour for 6 to 10 hours for one day, 30 mg Chelated Zinc. To prevent colds take daily: 1.) Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water allowing transport of vital nutrients into your cells. 2.) Take a good multivitamin. 3.) 2000 mg Chewable Vitamin C 3.) Chelated Zinc 30 mg 4.) Vitamin A 10,000 mg (Pregnant Women should never take more than 7000 mg per day) 5.) Vitamin D 10,000. These quantities are only for adult patients."

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Samantha rated this answer: 5

Are you still doing the iodine testing?

Doctor:

"Yes. Currently accepting new patients for iodine balancing."

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: Thank you. Yes the nascent iodine works a lot better than the other iodine supplements for weight loss and better health.