Missing the Brain and other Flawed Medical Paradigms: an Urgent Need for Change!
What Patients say about Dr Braverman’s “Head First” Approach; A sampling from over 400 testimonials from Dr Braverman’s patients, confirming the victories of the treatments received.
A range of conditions successfully treated at PATH Medical includes:
Attention Deficit disorder (A.D.D)
Blocked Carotid artery
Chronic fatigue Syndrome
Heavy metal toxicity
High blood pressure
HIV hormonal imbalance
Loss of memory
“Dr Braverman took my son from the brink of an attempted suicide to, severe depression and rageful behavior to a young man capable of functioning in today’s society……Dr Braverman was able to treat my son bio-physically, not just psychologically. He used his diagnostic abilities and tools along with his vast knowledge of the interaction of chemicals on the brain. I am very grateful for a Doctor of his caliber.”- Kathy A
“Dr Braverman’s practice of enlightened and compassionate medicine is unsurpassed in my person experience. He spent considerable personal time in studying my ITP to help me find a better solution than prednisone, IVIG and Danizol. He accomplished what a team of renowned scientists and doctors from one of the leading medical institutions in the world could not.”- John A.
“I owe my life to the intelligence and innovation of Dr Braverman and his pioneering approach…. He is responsible for the restoration of my ability to live a normal life.”- Serge B.
“Two years ago I could not breathe properly. I went to a number of specialists, ranging from an ENT doctor to pulmonary doctors. No one could diagnose my affliction. Then I heard about Dr Braverman. He successfully treated my multiple chemical sensitivity. To be blunt he saved my life.” – Serge
“The diagnosis using the BEAM (Brain Electrical activity Mapping) and the medication Dr Braverman prescribed were responsible for my daughters recovery from severe emotional illness.” – William B.
“Other doctors told me that there was nothing that could be done for my condition (insomnia, depression, obesity, lack of electrical activity in the brain, and chronic fatigue syndrome) and I lived with it for seven long years. Since I became Dr Braverman’s patient I am alive again! All of my symptoms are gone.” – Patricia B.
“I’ve learnt a lot about my body and how I can take control of my depression and fatigue. I feel wonderful.”- M.A.C.
“For twenty years I had suffered with obsessive-compulsive disorder, to the point of my being generally housebound. Dr Braverman’s use of BEAM, followed by an unexpected neurological diagnosis of my problems, was the beginning of a dramatic change in my condition in a matter of weeks…The BEAM findings suggested to Dr Braverman that I should try a different class of psychotropic medication than my psychiatric symptoms indicated…I believe DR Braverman’s appreciation of my limitations of the usual practice of making subjective psychiatric diagnoses without the benefit of modern computer technology, his recognition of each patient being an individual, together with his keen expertise in the use of psychotropic are the keys to my successful recovery…Dr Braverman is not satisfied with the medical status quo and challenges American medicine open itself to new and different ideas. He is a true and compassionate healer as well as a remarkable innovator and genius.”- Harry C.
“When my husband and I first bought our daughter Sarah to Dr Braverman, she was fourteen years old and very sick. She had Lyme disease and mono…and had suffered a near fatal allergic reaction to the drug Rocephin. As evidenced on her BEAM test, Sarah had Post Traumatic Encephalopathy; her brain chemistry had been injured. After one and a half years with Dr Braverman, Sarah is a walking miracle.”- Margery D.
“In 1994 I was suffering from severe angina, due to my overweight condition. I had had a heart attack over ten years earlier. I was a fire fighter at that time and I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs or half a city block without having to stop to rest. Dr Braverman prescribed medication, chelation therapy, vitamins, nutritional information books and current literature, and up-to-date methods…to achieve total health. I am not (totally) angina-free but I can walk up to two miles daily and feel energized most of the time. I can categorically state from my own personal experience that Dr Braverman has absolutely sustained my life.”- Joe D.
“Before I became a patient of Dr Braverman’s, I was in very bad shape. I only know that I did not feel good, everything hurt, I had no energy, and I was bloated, I didn’t sleep and I didn’t want to see or speak to anyone. My wife said I was a zombie. Most days I couldn’t get out of bed. The times I did get out of bed, I think my family wished I hadn’t. My personality had changed. [After seeing Dr Braverman,] I got better and better. He treated me as a whole person and not as body parts. I don’t think I would be alive today if it were not for Dr Braverman.”- Robert D.
“Dr.Braverman was the first doctor I had seen who had been able to come as close to a medical diagnosis as possible through various tests, including the BEAJM (Brain Electrical Activity Mapping) which, together, confirmed that I had attention deficit disorder, combined with thought confusion, which had been severely hampering my life even before the onset of insomnia. This was a major issue I had struggled with all my life without realizing what my problem was! Dr Braverman’s efforts and treatment accomplished what no other physician or clinic had been able to even begin to accomplish.” – K.E.
“I was not able to walk and I had memory loss. I was unable to concentrate or to drive. My health was [going] downhill with virtually no hope in sight before I came to PATH medical. My memory has improved, my walking has improved, and I’m able to live independently.” – H.T.F.
“If every physician was as skillful and caring as Dr Eric Braverman, sick people would not have to wait six years to find out what’s wrong with them. What can one say about a doctor who helps a patient regain her ability to become functional and productive after having lived a shattered life for six miserable years? Trying to express my gratitude to Dr Braverman with a heartfelt thank you is woefully inadequate.” – Janet G.
“I was suffering from exhaustion, severe fibromyalgia, insomnia, high blood pressure, depression memory loss, and decline in function of digestive tract and bladder. I spent more and more time in my reclining chair…making preparations for my death…(i.e., updating will, etc.)…Since becoming Dr Braverman’s patient, I’ve had a 360-degree improvement. I’m able to work five to six hours a day. I bike round trip between Brooklyn and Manhattan. I feel joyful and optimistic. Dr Braverman’s dedication to physical and spiritual healing will powerfully impact the universe in the course of his lifetime.”- J.G.
“In just two short months Dr Braverman helped me attain normal blood pressure (without anti-hypertensives) and the first normal lipid reading in my life. Were it not for the multiple tests he ran (and the knowledge to interpret them) it may never have been discovered that I needed treatment for anxiety and A.D.D…Your innovative treatments have restored my health.”- Michael G.
“I had not been able to sleep for more than three or four hours at a time…for over twenty years. Dr Braverman diagnosed me as having a cerebral arrhythmia using the BEAM machine in his office. Using a combination of medications, the CES (Cranial Electrical Stimulation) device, and vitamins I was sleeping through the night by the second visit two weeks later.”- Richard G.
“I have HIV and lost a lot of weight. I am regaining my weight back, at least twenty-five pounds, and have a lot more energy.”- S.G.
“My recent tests show that I have no coronary blockages. I have had (four) coronary bypasses in 1986 and (five) bypasses in 1990 and still could not perform any physical tasks one and half years later after my arteries blocked again. Now I have no coronary artery blockages because of PATH medical…which literally saved my life.”- S.J.
“With Dr Braverman’s program I have been able to get off my insulin and my blood pressure drugs.”- M.K.
“Dr Braverman’s treatment brought my Parkinson’s disease tremors under control, and with CES, hormones, and vitamin/mineral supplements, my energy has returned so that I now feel twenty years younger.”- Peter K.
“Dr Braverman is a brilliant, knowledgeable, and caring medical doctor, as well as a wonderful human being with vision.” – L.K.
“I observed one of Dr Braverman’s patients change dramatically from a bent-over arthritis ridden person to a viable, healthy and actively working person. Dr Braverman is an intense, focused, brilliant scientist and physician.” – Melissa L.
“I had severe ear inflammation. I was sometimes reduced to scratching my ears till they bled. I cannot put into words my sincere gratitude to Dr Braverman for his kindness and compassion, and insight into what my problem was. I have a new sense of well-being I thought was gone forever.” – Ellen M.
“After a severe auto accident resulting in head trauma two years ago, I specifically sought the expert knowledge and services of Dr Eric Braverman. Through his skilled use of specialized diagnostic and therapeutic modalities such as Brain Electrical activity mapping and Cranial Electrical Stimulation and a comprehensive treatment program unavailable or not understood at many other medical centers, Dr Braverman enabled me to make a profound recovery, and to go on…to continue to practice medicine.” – Dr Peter M.
“Dr Braverman was the first and only medical doctor with the brain power and the diligence to recognize my unique medical problem…. The BEAM test was certainly the cure for me. I was laden with anxiety for most of my life. The BAEM test demonstrated trauma activity in the left side of my brain…now I am no longer plagued with anxiety and I live a highly productive life.”- Marion M.
“I had suffered with overactive thyroid (Graves disease) for fifteen years. After two mainstream doctors gave me medication and overdosed me with radioactive iodine, my hormonal levels became extremely low and I lost my hair and my back teeth. Dr Braverman corrected these problems, restoring my health with beneficial treatment.”- Richard M
“I constantly had stomach problems along with the inability to eat and tolerate, many types of food-until I met Dr Braverman. Through his help I began to feel like a different person within three months. The pains went away and I was able to tolerate almost everything.”- Troy M.
“I attribute my daughter’s recovery from many years of chronic fatigue syndrome and debilitating headaches to Dr Braverman’s diagnosis and treatment. He offered hope with the idea that medication would improve her brain chemistry was what was needed.”- Carol M.
“I credit Dr Braverman and my oncologist, who worked together, with saving my life when the cancer, which had caused me to undergo two mastectomies, invaded my bones. It was Dr Braverman who realized what was causing my severe weight loss. Today, at least nine years later, the cancer is in remission…and I am enjoying a happy, productive life with my husband.”- Jane M.
“My daughter is a head injury victim who had a serious chemical abuse problem. Dr Braverman has successfully treated this patient with more patience that can be believed! He now has her back to being a normal human being and back to her family unit.”- Norma P.
“I had been seeking help for chronic, severe stomach problems and other devastating medical conditions for years. None of the numerous doctors I consulted over the years were able to help me, or even to properly diagnose me…. Dr Braverman is very insightful and thorough, and was able to help me when no one else could. I specifically appreciate the fact that he is a “holistic” physician who treats the whole person, not just their bodily symptoms. He also recognizes the power of the mind and assessed my psychological function….As a result I have far more insight into my own “psychological profile”, and am much better able to handle stress situations which formerly would upset me and make me physically ill. Dr Braverman is clearly a brilliant clinician and researcher …He is head and shoulders superior as a doctor and healer over any other medical practitioner.”- Judy Q.
“I spent an entire day being thoroughly tested by Dr Braverman and his extraordinary staff. I was put through a series of tests, including “brain mapping”. The results of the brain mapping seemed to identify the reasons for my frequent migraine headaches, nihgt sweating, insomnia, anxiety attacks, dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue, weakness, lack of concentration, and a constant shaking on the inside of my entire body…. Within one month after my initial visit, I was feeling better.”- Carol Q.
“My son had been to several rehabs for alcoholism and had always failed. We had very little hope for his recovery…When he was diagnosed by Dr Braverman, it all made sense to us. There were other problems revealed by the BEAM test which [were exacerbating] the alcoholism. Now we have hope where there was none.”- Pearl R.
“At the age of ten, my son began to have episodes first diagnosed as minor concussions, but later diagnosed as hemiplegic migraines after he lost consciousness for eleven days. We visited Dr Braverman and returned to Florida with a brand new son! I thank god daily for Dr Braverman’s willingness to seek God’s guidance and for his nontraditional tests (which may well alter modern medicines as we know it)”- Pamela R.
“ I had hypertension and heart disease. Dr Braverman literally saved my life. I have not known or heard of any doctor who pays [such] attention to detail, who is as thorough as his evaluation as this doctor. Total health means just that.” – S.R.
“One call to my wife by Dr Braverman reversed twenty years of a bad relationship and lack of communication. She is now very attentive and caring.”- S.R.
“Dr Eric Braverman is truly a gifted man. His medical skill combined with his infinite desire to help people has been a blessing to my mother and our family.”- Susan G.
“Anxiety has limited me from pursuing my goals and took away from my well being a great deal of time. [Now] I am me again.”- V.S.
“Dr Eric Braverman has helped me more than any other doctor on this planet.”- C.S.
“Dr Braverman’s examination of my son coupled with the BEAM test, revealed that the correct diagnosis was not ADD, but oppositional / anxiety disorder. Both his behavior and his grades have improved immeasurably since he started the treatment regimen that Dr Braverman put him on just a year ago. He’s always been a great kid, but now he’s a great kid whom other people can stand to be around.”- David S.
“My purpose in seeing Dr Braverman was to receive treatment for infertility and nutrition. He put me on a special program …and the infertility has been corrected, I’ve lost forty three pounds, and I have never felt healthier.”- O.T.
“After my stroke I could not perform daily household chores. Now I’m up every morning at 7:00a.m, making my son breakfast…I can now do things I couldn’t do before.”- E.W.
“Since becoming a patient of Dr Braverman’s and coming into PATH Medical …I have become a better person in many ways. Most importantly my health is at its best. My cholesterol and tryglycerides have been lowered by the use of vitamin supplements and not medications…. My panic attack episodes are gone. My sleeping problems have improved, and my anxiety level has lowered…I know I’m on the right PATH.”
“For the first time in five years I initiated sexual activity with my wife without any provocation. I attribute my behavior to Dr Braverman and his efforts.”- H.Y.
“I owe my life to Dr Braverman. Five years ago my husband found me in a coma. It was only through Dr Braverman’s wisdom that I pulled through.”- Ruth Z.
In a Given Week, Every Individual SHOULD HAVE at Least:
Fiber is great for maintaining or re-gaining your sexy body for the summer. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is acted upon by the normal bacteria in your intestines. Good sources of soluble fiber include oats, beans, dried peas, fruits, vegetables and legumes. Insoluble fiber is not digested by the body, and it also promotes regularity and softens stools. Wheat bran, whole grain products and vegetables are good sources of insoluble fiber.
HOW MUCH FIBER DO I NEED?
The American Dietetic Association recommends a healthy diet include 25 – 35 grams of fiber a day, including both soluble and insoluble fiber. However, Americans only consume about half that amount. You should do your best to get a healthy amount of fiber from the foods you eat each day. Some foods do have more fiber than others:
PaleoFiber is a combination of fibers derived from fruits, vegetables, roots, seeds, and tree extracts with added friendly bacteria and prebiotics. This product was designed with the features of the Paleolithic diet in mind, with which human physiology is most adapted.
This product does not contain wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.
Serving size 1 tsp
servings per container 30
Total Carbohydrates 10.5 g
Total Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
Insoluble Fiber 3.4 g
Soluble Fiber 5 g
Fibergum tan acacia gum, CreaFibe Cellulose, guar gum, cranberry seed extraxt, carrot fiber, inulin, citrus fiber, apple pectin, glucomannan, psyllium husk, flax, prune, lactobacillus acidophilus La-14 (7.5billion CFU/serving) and bifidobacteria longum BB536 (500 million CFU/serving)
Other ingredients: Lecithin, natural berry flavor, ascorbic acid, cinnamon, xylitol, vanillin, erythritol, maltitol, stevia, and talin, psyllium husk, flax, prune, lactobacillus acidophilus La-14
Each serving of Benefiber provides 3 grams of fiber and is easily mixed into beverages or soft foods. For example, try mixing Benefiber Powder into any of the following:
Citrucel with SmartFiber is proven to help restore and maintain regularity, and it’s also the only fiber that won’t ferment to cause excess gas*. Our scientists found a way to combine the benefits of a soluble fiber and a non-fermentable fiber to create SmartFiber. Only SmartFiber gives you the fiber benefits you want without causing excess gas*. And only Citrucel has it.
Stress is something everyone deals with. Whether you are 19 and in college or 35, with a family and a hectic job, stress will always be something you have to learn to handle. I am a husband, a father, I run a medical practice, and am in the process of writing two self-help books. My life is definitely filled with many responsibilities and a lot of chaos. I believe that relaxation and stress relief are essential in order to live longer, happier, and healthier. Over the years, I have discovered a few techniques that have really helped both my patients and me.
First, everyone MUST have at least one day of rest. No Blackberry, no cell phone, NO WORK. Cell phone for emergency use ONLY. This is a huge factor in bringing stability to your life and your family’s lives.
Second, take at least 30 minutes a day to do some sort of exhilarating workout. Running and swimming are definitely great relievers of stress. It is almost as if you sweat out all your problems.
Third, we all need to experience physical affection at least seven different times a week. If you have children, be sure to show them affection. I have found that hugging my kids or watching television all cuddled up with them is great relaxation for the family as a whole.
Fourth, I suggest going out in the sun for a period of time each day to absorb vitamin D. Just be sure to use the right precautions so you do not destroy your skin.
Fifth, I am a huge believer in tea. You should be drinking seven different types of tea a day, and chamomile tea and mint tea are great calming teas. These teas should be taken at the end of the day when you can relax.
Lastly, I use the CES device. CES, cranial electrotherapy stimulation, is a therapeutic procedure using mild battery-powered electronic stimulation for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is easy to use, safe, efficient, comfortable, and convenient. I even take it on vacation with me. We sell it in the office, and I recommend it to my patients.
In the end the basic rule is: LOVE, PRAY, WORK, PLAY. Love your family and friends; pray or take some sort of quiet time; work hard to support your family and survive; play by taking time to do something you thoroughly enjoy.
Going through menopause is something that women normally dread. I have heard many stories including women who have had to change their sheets in the middle of the night because the sweat from the hot flash soaked their bed, women who have blanked out in the middle of important business meetings, and many who have lashed out unnecessarily because of their mood swings. Suzanne Somers labels it the “Seven Dwarfs of Menopause: Itchy, Bitchy, Sleepy, Sweaty, Bloated, Forgetful, and All Dried Up.” Now, these women are just trying to go through to the next phase of their life in peace, and I want to assure them that there is hope, and I believe you can resurrect your ovaries!
At this stage of their life, women normally lack estradiol, a sex hormone. FDA has approved products available with estradiol such as: Alora, Climara, Vivelle, Estraderm, Estrace, and Estrogel. Some, however, may choose to take progesterone to help with the symptoms. With progesterone, FDA has approved Prometrium and Crinone. Taking these supplements can help regulate the imbalances the middle-aged woman is having, and the symptoms will be able to be minimized, hopefully eliminated.
You may remember seeing me on the Doctor’s Show with a patient of mine: Chris, a pre-menopausal woman who was beginning to feel the symptoms of menopause. At 49, she was experiencing memory loss and weight gain. With the help of the Younger (Thinner) You Diet and getting her hormones in check, she was able to stop the path of the “Seven Dwarfs of Menopause.” I know this sounds impossible, but I have seen it with so many patients of mine. I strongly suggest that if someone is pre-menopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal, you begin to find out the hormones you are lacking in order to feel better, live happier, and continue on to the next phase of your life in peace.
Today, the Health Care System is missing very important messages that need to be addressed for every individual. Well, here are the ten messages that I have come up with.
10 Most Missed Medical Messages
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.