Dr St Amand Conference in Edmonton AB Oct 13 2012

Well, the conference was SO great! Did any of you, my readers, make it there? It would have been great to meet you, if I had thought ahead enough. Mind you, I was pretty busy taking care of my dad and worrying about him LIVING through that whole open-heart surgery and recovery ordeal. 3 days after they sent him home for the second time, I went to the conference!

So, Dr St Amand is the sweetest guy! He was so patient and encouraging and FUNNY! πŸ˜€ He’s 83, so his hearing is going a little, and that made for some funny moments too πŸ˜€ My favorite was the long question and answer time at the end. The beginning was mostly what I knew already from his book, “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia.” He is so personable and KIND. Just made me want to give him a big hug! ha! Of course, I restrained myself from putting him through the horror of being hugged by a crazy stranger! LOL πŸ˜€

He was so professional, even in all his kindness, and has SO much to give still! He has been a Doctor to fibromyalgia patients for 53 years, and has done more studying than anyone else I have ever heard of in his field. Only 6 Doctors showed up, and that was a HUGE disappointment, esp to Cheryl who put so much time and work into this conference. But Dr St Amand even stuck up for her and tried to encourage her! He said Fibromyalgia is NOT an easy field to be involved in, there is little money to make, and the results take YEARS for any study. Plus the fact that having so many health issues makes it tough for a doctor to listen to! Of course, Dr St Amand said all this in his very kind, humorous way, and had us all laughing about it. What a sweetie!

Dr St Amand’s book explains (from his 53 years of study and treating Fibromyalgia patients) his protocol and treatment plan for reversing Fibromyalgia. He believes the trouble starts in our kidneys, where we don’t filter out the excess phosphates from our bodies like others do. This leaves lumps and bumps and deposits of phosphate all over our bodies. Some people have it mostly where you can see it and feel it and others have it mostly deep inside, where it’s not showing up much and then there are all those who have both. He has learned that the left thigh is the one place where all fibromyalgia patients have bumps you can feel.

Guaifenesin is what we take to reverse the symptoms. It makes the kidneys work to eliminate all that excess phosphate that has built up over the years. This of course, takes time to work, as our bodies have to pull all that phosphate out and floods the bloodstream before the kidneys filter it out, and our blood clears up until the next cycle where the body begins to pull phosphate out and into the blood stream. This is where the ‘cycles’ come in. We have ups and down as we cycle out the phosphate, just like we had cycles when they were going in.

Salicylates are the culprit in the protocol. They keep the kidneys from receiving the Guaifenesin. Which means the kidneys wont work. If you have googled Guifenesin at all you may have seen studies from ages ago. They will tell you Guaifenesin dosn’t work, and that’s because back when they did the study, they didnt know about Salicylates. NOW we know, and it’s been clearing up symptoms for years and years!

Dr St Amand himself has fibromyalgia and has treated himself on this same protocol. He says that he RUNS for exercise regularly!! At 83 years of age!!!! Man, one day, I am gonna be like that! πŸ˜€

If you are interested in knowing more about this treatment, click this link: Fibromyalgia by Christine

or Fibromyalgia y Dr St Amand

Learn more about Salicylates here

Find out what Hypoglycemia has to do with everything here.


Dr St Amand is coming to Edmonton!! OK, here’s what’s happening: Dr St Amand and Claudia will be speaking on Oct 13 at 10:30 am in Edmonton. Sounds like cost will be around a mere $35!! I will be driving to mom’s place in Stony Plain on Friday October 12 and spending the night and driving into Edmonton on Saturday with mom. It takes about 45 mins from her place. She has opened up her home to all of us! So, if you would like to come with me, let me know, she has TONS of space and a gorgeous place in Parkland area. We can do a great HG breakfast there and relax for a bit before we go to the conference! Oh- and let me know if you would like to leave to return to Dawson the same day as the conference, it would be after lunch, it takes about 7 Β½ hours from there, so we would get to Dawson around 8 or 9pm. OR we could stay another night at moms and return on Sunday. If there are enough of us that want to go, we could take 2 cars, one could stay another night and one could return same day? What are your thoughts? ALSO, start talking to your Doctors, and friends about this! Dr St Amand is an endocrinologist, and has been studying fibromyalgia for about 50 years!!! He has SO much knowledge and wisdom to share, I think it’s going to be an AMAZING thing to hear him! He will be doing a separate lecture for doctors and health care professionals, so make sure you invite your doctor, and bring along this paper for him/her to read. It’s the paper written by Dr St Amand specifically for Doctors


6 Responses to Dr St Amand Conference in Edmonton AB Oct 13 2012

  1. Anonymous says:

    Will there be any more lectures soon .
    I’m trying to find a place that has meetings for Fibromyalgia.
    Just recently diagnosed and I am looking for some groups.
    Thank you Barb.

    • Christine says:

      Hi Barb! Sorry you have fibromyalgia and what a relief AND a scary thing to be finally diagnosed! <3 But hang in there, because there IS a treatment that will get you well again and reverse all those horrible symptoms that Fibromyalgia gives ya!

      Thanks for asking! I haven't heard about Dr St Amand doing another one of these, but you can always book an appointment with him and go speak personally with him! Here's the Website with contact info: http://www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com/make-an-appointment.html

      If you are interested, there is a Fibromyalgia Summit in Hawaii next year! June 2015 πŸ™‚ Dr Congdon will be the speaker and she’s AMAZING too! These 2 doctors are doing so so much for fibromyalgia and getting people well again! Here’s the link for more info: http://www.fibromyalgiahawaii.com/

  2. Melody says:

    I am desperately seeking a. Fibromyalgia Doctor in the Edmonton area.I saw one Last Tuesday,and was not not impressed. I won’t say any name but she was very controversial in her diagnosis.I was diagnosed 17 years ago,but my fibro has come out with a vengeance the past 2 years.She would not even look at my letter from my Advocate from AISH.Can you help me?m

    • Christine says:

      Hi Melody!! Sorry it’s taken me SO long to get back to you! I was on holidays and away from internet for a whole week! Crazy huh?! πŸ™‚

      OK, so I am going to send you to my friend Cheryl in Edmonton. She is NOT a doctor, but will have tons of info on helping you to find one that will at the least, take you seriously. I know how horrible it is to try and explain how you feel to a doctor who really dosn’t understand fibro at all. Here’s the link to her website with contact info and dates for her next local support group meeting: http://www.fibrofreerecoverygroup.com/

      And if you aren’t already, take a look at my online support group on Facebook for fibro! I have an awesome group of admins helping me out and you will find lots of people from there too! Here’s the link to that: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fibro.Buddies.Guaifenesin.Protocol/

      Hope that helps! And feel free to ask anytime πŸ™‚

  3. Laura Craig says:

    Why are urine samples seemingly NOT being tested laboratorily to determine whether or not the excess inorganic phosphate is being excreted from the kidneys?

    • Christine says:

      Hi Laura! I do not understand all the science behind this protocol, but there is alot of studies being done at the CIty of Hope research, you could check them out. But I vaguely remember Dr St Amand talking about why testing urine is not a good test to see if guaifenesin works to excrete phosphates. It’s something about the inaccuracy of such a test. It’s why I am so thankful for my other admins at fibro buddies on guaifenesin protocol support group on Facebook πŸ™‚ We have an admin who is studying to be a nurse and understands and remembers this stuff! πŸ™‚

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