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Jaclyn Taylor

United States

#1 May 3, 2008
Hi, my name is Jaci... I have felt compelled for months now to share my story and am now finally getting to it.
My father was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2007. The doctors gave him 2 years maximum to live. By the time he had been diagnosed he had lost all the muscle in his left hand and up into his left arm. His other muscles twitched terribly as it began to effect more and more of his body.
Though the doctors offered no hope, we prayed for a miracle (whether that be a treatment or maybe he would just wake up without it one morning). That's when we heard of a doctor in SC that believes that many (or all, I forget) motor-neuron diseases are caused by heavy metal poisoning. At first we were skeptical because he had already been tested (via blood test and hair sample) for heavy metals before being diagnosed and everything came back normal. In speaking with this doctor (Dr. Hickey), he said that heavy metal needs to be tested differently in order to get accurate resuls (stool sample). Sure enough, when my dad was re-tested this way his metal levels were off the charts.
We immediately began treatment. Being from Maine we were fortunate to have friends that lived right in Hilton Head where my dad stayed for 5 weeks while he was treated. He would go into the center for about an hour a day, 5 days a week and get hooked up to an IV that pumped what the doctor candidly calls the "Myers Cocktail" that draws the metal out of your body and allows you to safely pass it through your digestive system. The only side-effects my dad experienced was some minor fatigue and a little naseau. I should also mention that the treatment is extremely inexpensive. I think the total (not including insurance coverage) was $7K. Small price to pay to have my dad walk me down the aisle.
He came home 5 weeks later just in time for Christmas and looked better than he did before he was diagnosed. They had tested his metal levels again after a few weeks and they had decreased by 50%. So by the time he was home he was almost completely metal free and absolutely symptom free. His muscle is now regenerating in his left hand where it was lost and he has started lifting again (he's a big, athletic guy) and putting on a lot of muscle. He actually playing in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with me and another friend in February.
Dr. Hickey has a lot of experience with treating many motor neuron diseases, though my dad was one of the first ALS patients he worked with, he has a 100% cure rate for Fibromialgia, he also has a lot of experience with MS and many people have been treated. My dad had to fly back down to Hilton Head a few weeks ago to meet with doctors from Cleveland Clinic and Duke University who wanted to see what all the fuss was about and make sure it was legit. My dad said they left amazed and they said that they had never seen people with MS, ALS, Parkinson's, or Fibromialgia look like that before.
Dr. Hickey can be reached at The Hickey Wellness Center at info@hickeycenter.com. The website is currently under construction as they are compiling testimonials and updating it with all the amazing things that are happening there.
If you provide him with your age, date of diagnosis, symptoms, and contact information he will review the info and reply to discuss a treatment plan/options.
My family and I refer people to him everyday and everyone who has gone is recovering and seeing reversal in symptoms.
Please share this with anyone you know suffering from ALS, MS, Parkinson's, and Fibromialgia. I believe he treats more than those things, so if you have questions please just call. Can't hurt.
Let me know if you have any questions! Happy to help... I don't want anyone else to die with this hideous disease! God bless!
Jaci
Jim Ray

Columbia, SC

#2 May 9, 2008
I was diagnosed with ALS on March 10th and i am lost I had a dentist appointment on the 29th of April he thinks I have mecurey in my system from dental work. Gives me hope cause two weeks before I started the simptoms I had a root canal so I have an appointment for june 2 to remove all the metal in my mouth. I would like to get in touch with your man also.maybe between the two they will find the answer.
Lorraine Beckman

Orlando, FL

#3 Sep 1, 2008
This is so interesting. Thank you for sharing your story. We too, are praying for a miracle. We are very strong in our faith and believe God is in control. My husband was diagnosed with ALS about 1 year ago. The major sign is stiffness in left hand,(started with frozen shoulder?) This has been going on for about 3 years. Now there is minor trembling in some areas i.e. leg and arm. The major problem is his voice is very weak. His vocal problem started slowly about 6 years ago. Went a few weeks ago, to Emory Clinc the Neurologist there said no ALS, but signs of Parkinson's. His major concern was not the Parkinson's but why he could not talk. We did another MRI, it was fine. We see him tomorrow.(after 3 phone calls for an appointment). Wondering if anyone else has had these symtoms, especially vocals.
lyme sufferer

Estonia

#4 Nov 12, 2008
Lorraine Beckman wrote:
This is so interesting. Thank you for sharing your story. We too, are praying for a miracle. We are very strong in our faith and believe God is in control. My husband was diagnosed with ALS about 1 year ago. The major sign is stiffness in left hand,(started with frozen shoulder?) This has been going on for about 3 years. Now there is minor trembling in some areas i.e. leg and arm. The major problem is his voice is very weak. His vocal problem started slowly about 6 years ago. Went a few weeks ago, to Emory Clinc the Neurologist there said no ALS, but signs of Parkinson's. His major concern was not the Parkinson's but why he could not talk. We did another MRI, it was fine. We see him tomorrow.(after 3 phone calls for an appointment). Wondering if anyone else has had these symtoms, especially vocals.
The vocal symptoms are very common in ALS.
stacey

Holly Springs, NC

#5 May 11, 2009
I am glad you shared this, I also want to add that other environmental toxins such as toxic mold can cause neurological symptoms and vocal hoarseness. I believe that we are looking at heavy metals, toxic mold and other environmental toxins(such as tick and spider bites) as poisoning us, sometimes collectivelly and causing these symptoms.
Detoxification, incl heavy metal removal and vitamin replacement, as well as getting into a healthy living environment(whether it be out of a factory or a home/workplace with toxic mold) are key to healing. For example, the toxic mold in my house, made me unable to handle or process other environmental toxins.
I would suggest looking at Dr. Ritchie SHoemaker's biotoxin website as well. SO glad to hear about Dr Hickey!
Beth555

Akron, OH

#6 Jun 2, 2009
Hi - Could you please provide the doctor's names from Cleveland Clinic? My husband is being treated there for ALS and I would like to ask them about this treatment. Thanks
Jaclyn Taylor wrote:
Hi, my name is Jaci... I have felt compelled for months now to share my story and am now finally getting to it.
My father was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2007. The doctors gave him 2 years maximum to live. By the time he had been diagnosed he had lost all the muscle in his left hand and up into his left arm. His other muscles twitched terribly as it began to effect more and more of his body.
Though the doctors offered no hope, we prayed for a miracle (whether that be a treatment or maybe he would just wake up without it one morning). That's when we heard of a doctor in SC that believes that many (or all, I forget) motor-neuron diseases are caused by heavy metal poisoning. At first we were skeptical because he had already been tested (via blood test and hair sample) for heavy metals before being diagnosed and everything came back normal. In speaking with this doctor (Dr. Hickey), he said that heavy metal needs to be tested differently in order to get accurate resuls (stool sample). Sure enough, when my dad was re-tested this way his metal levels were off the charts.
We immediately began treatment. Being from Maine we were fortunate to have friends that lived right in Hilton Head where my dad stayed for 5 weeks while he was treated. He would go into the center for about an hour a day, 5 days a week and get hooked up to an IV that pumped what the doctor candidly calls the "Myers Cocktail" that draws the metal out of your body and allows you to safely pass it through your digestive system. The only side-effects my dad experienced was some minor fatigue and a little naseau. I should also mention that the treatment is extremely inexpensive. I think the total (not including insurance coverage) was $7K. Small price to pay to have my dad walk me down the aisle.
He came home 5 weeks later just in time for Christmas and looked better than he did before he was diagnosed. They had tested his metal levels again after a few weeks and they had decreased by 50%. So by the time he was home he was almost completely metal free and absolutely symptom free. His muscle is now regenerating in his left hand where it was lost and he has started lifting again (he's a big, athletic guy) and putting on a lot of muscle. He actually playing in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with me and another friend in February.
Dr. Hickey has a lot of experience with treating many motor neuron diseases, though my dad was one of the first ALS patients he worked with, he has a 100% cure rate for Fibromialgia, he also has a lot of experience with MS and many people have been treated. My dad had to fly back down to Hilton Head a few weeks ago to meet with doctors from Cleveland Clinic and Duke University who wanted to see what all the fuss was about and make sure it was legit. My dad said they left amazed and they said that they had never seen people with MS, ALS, Parkinson's, or Fibromialgia look like that before.
Dr. Hickey can be reached at The Hickey Wellness Center at info@hickeycenter.com. The website is currently under construction as they are compiling testimonials and updating it with all the amazing things that are happening there.
If you provide him with your age, date of diagnosis, symptoms, and contact information he will review the info and reply to discuss a treatment plan/options.
My family and I refer people to him everyday and everyone who has gone is recovering and seeing reversal in symptoms.
Please share this with anyone you know suffering from ALS, MS, Parkinson's, and Fibromialgia. I believe he treats more than those things, so if you have questions please just call. Can't hurt.
Let me know if you have any questions! Happy to help... I don't want anyone else to die with this hideous disease! God bless!
Jaci
william

AOL

#7 Aug 11, 2009
Jacci Could you tell us which metal or metals were discovered as a result of the test for your Dad by Dr. Hickey?(metal toxins) Was the source of the metal toxin or toxins determined? Was your Dad exposed to the metal substance on his job or hobby,etc.?
william

AOL

#8 Aug 13, 2009
paolo, you inquired about the dry cell treatment for als.David Atkinson has written much on the internet about very successfully using the small Edgar Cayce-recommended dry cell battery for his own personal treatment of als.I believe he acquired this information from the Association for Research and Enlightenment,Inc (ARE)at Virginia Beach,Virginia.
william

AOL

#9 Dec 2, 2009
In her 1965 book"Let"s Get Well" the brilliant biochemist(nutritionist)Adelle Davis writes that in instances where there is muscular atrophy the need for oxygen is tremendously increased.On page 68 she explains that vitamin E markedly reduces the need for vitamin E
william

AOL

#10 Dec 7, 2009
(correction Dec,2 comment in post#9) In her 1965 book"Let"s Get Well"the brilliant biochemist(nutritionist)Adelle Davis writes that in instances where there is muscular athrophy the need for oxygen is tremendously increased.On page 68 she explains that vitamin E markedly reduces the need for oxygen.(correcting my mistake) William
dolphindawn

Lexington, SC

#11 Jan 19, 2010
Jaci,
My husband just happened to come across your post and I am just wondering how yor father is doing now? My Mom was recently diagnosed so we have been praying and hoping for a miracle each and every day. If you can provide any futher information on your Dad and his experience in Hilton Head with Dr. Hickey that would be wonderful. I am going to call their office and request information but any feedback from you would be greatly appreciated. Do you know anyone else with ALS who he has treated?

Thank you
Jessica

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Jun 28, 2011
Where can I get tested for Heavy metals and mold?
Jessica

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Jun 28, 2011
Sorry I forgot to add Ohio. Im trying to find a dr in Ohio that can test me.
Deborah Fortkiewicz

Hackettstown, NJ

#17 Jun 11, 2012
Jaci, it has been some time since I had to revisit all this information but I have another person in my life who has been recently diagnosed with ALS so I decided to start looking into the progress, and any new information. My mom passed away 3 years ago and she was also a patient of Dr. Hickey. We had too much experience with this awful disease and now we start again with someone new. I read your post and saw it was written years ago and I was wondering about your father today. I think chelation is the key and now many dr's are doing this type of treatement. Early detection is very important. Once again I was just looking for an update from you to see how things are going now.
Carolyn

Langley, Canada

#18 Jun 24, 2012
Jaclyn Taylor wrote:
Hi, my name is Jaci... I have felt compelled for months now to share my story and am now finally getting to it.
My father was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2007. The doctors gave him 2 years maximum to live. By the time he had been diagnosed he had lost all the muscle in his left hand and up into his left arm. His other muscles twitched terribly as it began to effect more and more of his body.
Though the doctors offered no hope, we prayed for a miracle (whether that be a treatment or maybe he would just wake up without it one morning). That's when we heard of a doctor in SC that believes that many (or all, I forget) motor-neuron diseases are caused by heavy metal poisoning. At first we were skeptical because he had already been tested (via blood test and hair sample) for heavy metals before being diagnosed and everything came back normal. In speaking with this doctor (Dr. Hickey), he said that heavy metal needs to be tested differently in order to get accurate resuls (stool sample). Sure enough, when my dad was re-tested this way his metal levels were off the charts.
We immediately began treatment. Being from Maine we were fortunate to have friends that lived right in Hilton Head where my dad stayed for 5 weeks while he was treated. He would go into the center for about an hour a day, 5 days a week and get hooked up to an IV that pumped what the doctor candidly calls the "Myers Cocktail" that draws the metal out of your body and allows you to safely pass it through your digestive system. The only side-effects my dad experienced was some minor fatigue and a little naseau. I should also mention that the treatment is extremely inexpensive. I think the total (not including insurance coverage) was $7K. Small price to pay to have my dad walk me down the aisle.
He came home 5 weeks later just in time for Christmas and looked better than he did before he was diagnosed. They had tested his metal levels again after a few weeks and they had decreased by 50%. So by the time he was home he was almost completely metal free and absolutely symptom free. His muscle is now regenerating in his left hand where it was lost and he has started lifting again (he's a big, athletic guy) and putting on a lot of muscle. He actually playing in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with me and another friend in February.
Dr. Hickey has a lot of experience with treating many motor neuron diseases, though my dad was one of the first ALS patients he worked with, he has a 100% cure rate for Fibromialgia, he also has a lot of experience with MS and many people have been treated. My dad had to fly back down to Hilton Head a few weeks ago to meet with doctors from Cleveland Clinic and Duke University who wanted to see what all the fuss was about and make sure it was legit. My dad said they left amazed and they said that they had never seen people with MS, ALS, Parkinson's, or Fibromialgia look like that before.
Dr. Hickey can be reached at The Hickey Wellness Center at info@hickeycenter.com. The website is currently under construction as they are compiling testimonials and updating it with all the amazing things that are happening there.
If you provide him with your age, date of diagnosis, symptoms, and contact information he will review the info and reply to discuss a treatment plan/options.
My family and I refer people to him everyday and everyone who has gone is recovering and seeing reversal in symptoms.
Please share this with anyone you know suffering from ALS, MS, Parkinson's, and Fibromialgia. I believe he treats more than those things, so if you have questions please just call. Can't hurt.
Let me know if you have any questions! Happy to help... I don't want anyone else to die with this hideous disease! God bless!
Jaci
I would really like to know how your dad is doing, could you post something?
Carolyn

Langley, Canada

#19 Jun 24, 2012
That was a very interesting story.I would really like to know more about this and how your dad is doing today.
please post something to let me know?
Rthom

Somerville, NJ

#20 Aug 19, 2013
Jaci - i just came across your post and am in a very similar situation. my mom was diagnosed with ALS in 2010 and just found out that her heavy metal levels are extremely high. I am curious to see if your dad is still stable and if you would still recommend the doctor in south carolina. if you could please let me know i would appreciate it.
Linda

Austin, TX

#21 Dec 11, 2013
Hello,

In June of 2012 I began symptoms and soon was diagnosed with Bulbar ALS.
It is progressing rapidly and is very unpleasant. I have had heavy metals testing and the tests themselves required drawing out the metals to test for them.
I believe it worsened my symptoms, but I have not done any chelation yet.
Yes, my results showed high metals and I have been considering chelation.
This is good information and is encouragement for me to pursue.
Thank you. I will try to post my progress.
Jim

Toronto, Canada

#22 Jan 8, 2014
lyme sufferer wrote:
<quoted text>
The vocal symptoms are very common in ALS.
My wife has vocal symptoms since last April. Her speech became slower. She can hardly
sing songs as she did before. She choke while drinking water. Her neck and head muscle became stiff. MRI is normal. She saw two neurologists, they didn't give any diagnosis and treatment. I kept praying for God's healing her.

I recently found some information about mold poisoning and ALS symptoms. We were clear up mold in our basement when she felt her tongue became inflexible. I wonder if her symptoms have to do with neurotoxin by mold. I wonder appreciate if anyone has relevant informatio about the diagnosis and treatment.

Jim

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