Gavin and I had a fascinating experience this morning! We met with a practitioner at Dr. Trish's office so she could do Computerized Regulation Thermography on Gavin. This non-invasive test was something we wanted to do in order to find out if Gavin was affected by mercury and heavy metals. We found that out and so much more. If you want to understand what this test is and what it can be used for - click HERE.
We settled into Dr. Trish's meditation room and there we met Judy Roberson who would be administering the test. We exchanged stories about our histories and found that we had a lot in common! It really is a small, small world - and people truly are placed in your path for a reason. I learn this lesson every day.
The test itself took about an hour and a half. Judy places an infrared probe at different points of the body to test temperature.
Gavin, as usual, was very sweet and compliant. First she tests the points with his clothes on. After that portion is over, we stripped him down to his diaper and he had to stand (pretty still) for six minutes. Don't you know - he did it!! I wasn't expecting that part to go well, but I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. Gavin has always been instinctively cooperative when we're doing something to try to help him.
I explained to Judy my hunch about a certain thing - that there's something going on in his mouth. Gavin has been banging his teeth for several years. He also had a long history of constant grinding, which has slowed down this year - thank God. And, he is very defensive around his mouth - especially on the left side. I just felt like something was up. His dentist has told me that his teeth look fine, but I'm skeptical. Sure enough - the test came back showing that Gavin has severe TMJ.
Here are the final results of the markers that came up following the CRT testing:
1. Food Intolerance, Sensitivity
2. Dysbiosis (Mycosis or Bacterial Infection)
3. Side Alert
4. Temporomandibular Joint, Vestibular or Neck
5. Brain Toxicity/Solvents/Pesticides/Metals
6. Thyroid (Hypo)
The food intolerance and Dysbiosis showed up as severe. I found this interesting explanation of Dysbiosis:
When your gut is dysbiotic, this means that the “bad germs” (disease causing bacteria, for instance) begin to edge out the “good germs.” When the bad germs edge out the good germs, basic biological functions (such as digestion) begin to breakdown, and symptoms (like diarrhea or constipation) begin to appear. Not all symptoms of gut dysbiosis are obvious. Because gut dysbiosis can lead to any number of physiological problems throughout the body, it can be responsible for symptoms as varied as depression and asthmatic wheezing.