An increasing number of people are developing autoimmune disease. And an increasing number of people are googling their symptoms. Invariably, they’ll come across what’s known as the “Th1/Th2” system. This system itself asks a question: which one are you–Th1 or Th2?
The field of chiropractic and those who practice it get hit from all sides. Those of us trying to actually help our patients with problems beyond the Holy Chiro Trinity of (say it with me now) “back pain, neck pain, and headaches” are under attack from multiple angles, and for different reasons. This post is meant to openly call them out and launch a little fire in return.
Once upon a time, there were two major functional/specialty diagnostic laboratories. They each offered some unique test profiles, but there was also a lot of overlap between the two. The overlap, however, was not perfect duplication – for example, both labs claimed to offer amino acids testing, but one analyzed urinary output, while the other took a direct blood measurement.
The most pivotal test offered between the two labs is the comprehensive stool analysis. Both labs offered a similar panel, but their methods differed greatly. One utilized the DNA-based PCR method, which is highly superior, while the other utilized the standard culture method, which misses a lot.