Peptide Positives

Unique treatment detoxifies and restores cells to full function.

Jenny* is a hardworking mother of three active school-aged children. Caring for her kids keeps her busy, but that’s not all she does.

“I work for my father’s optometry practice,” Jenny discloses. “I do all of the medical claims and billing for the practice. Thankfully, I’m able to work from home, so I can also take care of my children.”

Jenny is originally from Maine and relocated to Florida two years ago, but it wasn’t just sunshine that prompted the move.

“My health is what brought me to Florida,” Jenny shares. “Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Because of the disease’s effects, I could no longer tolerate the cold temperatures of the Maine winters.”

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that resides in the digestive system, which is the hub of the immune system. It causes gastrointestinal symptoms, but it also affects other parts of the body.

“Crohn’s is very painful, and it caused abdominal pain as well as muscle aches and joint pain,” Jenny describes. “I also had diarrhea up to 15 times a day, rectal bleeding and irregular periods.

“When I had flare-ups, I had to take as many as five conventional medications in order to stay in digestive remission. But even though I was in remission digestively, I still had quite a bit of chronic pain and fatigue.

“The winters in Maine are long and harsh, and there were extended periods when I couldn’t go outside and was sedentary. That worsened the chronic pain. So that’s the biggest reason why I moved to Florida.”

The move helped ease some of Jenny’s pain, but the combination of the warmer environment and the conventional medications she was taking didn’t relieve all of Jenny’s Crohn’s symptoms completely.

She mentioned that to a friend in Florida who recommended she visit Gordon J. Crozier, DO, at Crozier Clinic in Lake Mary. Dr. Crozier treats illness and injury on a cellular level by integrating natural healing methods and traditional medicine.

“Dr. Crozier performed several tests that I never had done before,” Jenny recalls. “He discovered that I had a genetic sensitivity to mold and determined that exposure to mold in my home perpetuated and worsened my Crohn’s disease symptoms.

“He offered me a treatment to detoxify my body of the mold and help heal my gut. It also helped my body get stronger so it could maintain remission from the Crohn’s disease on its own without medication.”

Short Chains

The detoxification treatment Dr. Crozier recommended is an intravenous therapy that contains five healing formulations, including certain amino acids called peptides.

Peptides are short-chain amino acids. They are different than long-chain amino acids, which are proteins, but like proteins, there are many types of peptides that direct different biological functions. Some peptides improve the body’s ability to rid itself of various toxins, including mold.

“There are 94 diseases, including gastrointestinal issues such as Crohn’s disease, that are associated with mold toxicity,” Dr. Crozier informs.

“Because of that association, many people fail traditional medication treatment and don’t recover fully from their conditions to live healthy lives.

“Mold is a fungus, just like candida and yeast, and some peptides are antifungal. They help people rid their bodies of that fungal element. We’ve seen great results with our peptide therapy.”“Today, I rate myself healthy.”

Part of the problem with mold is that it can cause inflammation, which leads to immune system decline. Mold harms the body on a cellular level by affecting cell function. It damages cells by preying on their protective lipid layer.

“Every one of the trillion cells in the body has a bi-lipid surface layer,” Dr. Crozier educates. “The mitochondria inside the cells, which produce 90 percent of the body’s energy, also have a bi-lipid layer.”

Toxins such as mold destroy those bi-lipid layers, which interferes with normal cellular function and leads to disease.

“Peptide therapy clears out the cells of the toxins and protects their surface layer so they can function appropriately,” the doctor continues. “With fully functioning cells, patients can achieve optimal health.”

Dr. Crozier orders very specific laboratory tests to diagnose mold toxicity. He uses one of three labs in the US capable of testing for mycotoxins, the gases released by mold.

“The mycotoxin present can reveal which type of mold is affecting the patient,” Dr. Crozier explains. “There are many different types, and we test for all of them. We look for the deadly Stachybotrys, which is black mold, as well as the harmful aflatoxins and ochratoxins, which can lead to liver damage and cancer.”

Once Dr. Crozier uncovers which molds reside in the patient’s body, he can determine which peptides to use in their therapy.

Jenny received her peptides intravenously because she received other IV therapy components, including Vitamin C and the antioxidant glutathione, at the same time. Most of the time, however, peptide therapy is delivered in pill form or as patient-administered injections.

“For the injections, we use a very fine needle, similar to an insulin needle, so the injections are not uncomfortable,” Dr. Crozier assures. “Patients take an injection of the different peptides once a day at home. We walk them through which peptides to take at what time to help them optimize their health.

“Typically, patients remain on peptide therapy for one month to six weeks, then we re-evaluate them to determine if they require another round of treatment. The decision to continue treatment depends on the patient’s response and degree of toxicity.”

“A Different Person”

Jenny began peptide therapy in October, and she noticed a difference in how she felt within the first three weeks. Her symptoms began dissipating one by one.

“I started getting energy back and having regular periods again,” she reports. “The muscle aches started to lessen, and I was able to maintain remission from the diarrhea and rectal bleeding despite discontinuing the conventional medications. I don’t take anything now except probiotics.”

Dr. Crozier’s peptide therapy continued to relieve Jenny’s Crohn’s disease symptoms. She completed her treatment in January and says she now feels like “a different person.”

“I have very little pain and a lot of energy, and my activity level is close to what it was before I got sick,” Jenny raves. “I do an hour and a half of yoga every morning, and I go for long walks, which I love to do. I love being outside. I couldn’t do yoga or walk distances when I was sick. I didn’t have the energy or flexibility. Today, I rate myself healthy.”

Jenny states that she couldn’t have gotten to where she is now without the support of Dr. Crozier and his staff. She appreciates the way they cared for her personally, not just her disease. That experience made her even more comfortable with the treatment process.

“When I first met Dr. Crozier, I was very impressed by his knowledge and understanding of disease,” she says. “I knew right away that I could trust him. His empathy and compassion exceeded that of other doctors I’ve been to in the past.

“And the staff is amazing. They’re professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, caring and kind. I’m so grateful that I found Dr. Crozier and Crozier Clinic.”

*Patient’s name changed at her request.
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