Friday, August 26, 2016

Vitamin D 3 and Schizophrenia


Vitamin D research: : "Low vitamin D status is linked to a number of different conditions," said James C. Fleet, Ph.D. professor in the department of foods and nutrition at Purdue University. "These include certain cancers, muscle weakness and types I and II diabetes--possibly even schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis."
What most interested me was the mention of schizophrenia. In my studies, there is some indication that bipolar disorder and some schizophrenia's have responded well to fish oil (The Omega 3 Connection by Dr. Andrew Stoll). Also, there is some research indicating that candida can contribute to both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Dr. Carl C. Pfieffer, a psychiatrist in the field of nutritional research, and author of the book,"Nutrition and Mental Illness," treated more than 25,000 mentally ill patients successfully with nutrition. Blood tests were taken to determine deficiencies in the patient.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Hypoglycemia


Obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be treated without drugs. In an article by Juririan Plesman, who describes the cause of OCD by excess secretion of adrenaline, the fight/flight hormone. Adrenaline is also the hormone that in case of danger you cannot take your eyes away from the enemy (tiger). Thus it forces you to focus on things. Hence excess adrenaline production can result in obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors of the kind of "making sure behavior",like making sure the door is closed, making sure that you stay away from germs, washing your hands over and over again, obsession with cleanliness, or symptoms of perfectionism.

OCD can be described as a cluster of symptoms that compels a person to act or think in repetitive ways. The person may be afflicted with compulsive thoughts or possessed with fear of contamination. Others are compelled to make sure that water taps have been properly closed or things are in their correct place.
Being suddenly bombarded with stress hormones - such as cortisol and adrenaline - the mind appears to create images and ideas that fit the strange inner experience of panic and fear. The activation of the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) by adrenaline prepares your body for strenuous action in face of danger in the environment. But if the SNS is activated by an internal biological mechanism due to a biological disorder, there is no external enemy or stimulus. So you have to make one up to give you some sort of rational explanation of why you feel the way you do.
OCD is a sub-class of anxiety attacks. Both OCD and anxiety attacks are marked by excess adrenaline production.
This can also be tested with a paper-and-pencil test such as The Nutrition-Behavior Inventory questionnaire
(NBI) or the The Hypo Quizz.
The real question is why is the body overproducing adrenaline and at the wrong time and circumstances?
The answer lies in the function of adrenaline. Adrenaline apart from being a fight/flight hormone is also a hormone that converts sugar stores in the body (glycogen) into glucose. Glucose is the brain's major source of energy. It requires about 70% of glucose to fuel the biochemical machinery of brain cells. Without that energy brain cells will soon die. Thus whenever the brain senses energy starvation it will trigger the release of adrenaline so as to feed the brain again with energy.
The next question is: why is the brain starved of energy with all that sugar being consumed in our society? The reason is that a person may have a physical disorder that prevents the conversion of sugar sources in food (carbohydrates) into biological energy called ATP. That energy is essential in the production of feel good (relaxing) neuro-chemicals, such as serotonin. Without it we will feel anxious, insecure, in danger
and panicky without knowing why.
This is usually the case when a person suffers from Insulin Resistance. Insulin Resistance is usually associated with the development of Diabetes Type II. Most doctors can test this, but they appear to have problems testing for pre-diabetic insulin resistance, because they have not been trained for this. We have a test for hypoglycemia at our web site. The Hypo Quizz.
This condition is called "The Hypoglycemic Syndrome" which is characterized by unstable blood sugar levels, going up and down. Unstable blood sugar levels, due to insulin resistance, cause the body to release stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. Whenever there is a sudden drop in brain sugar levels, adrenaline kicks in to attempt the redress the imbalance.
We have an explanation how excess adrenaline can cause OCD. The solution is to go on a hypoglycemic diet, which is similar to a diabetic diet. It normalizes blood sugar levels, and stops the brain from producing stress hormones.
According to Dr. Carl Pfieffer, M.D. and research Psychiatrist who reversed mental illness by using nutrition, many vitamins and minerals are involved in glucose metabolism. Namely, Vitamin C, B complex vitamins, calcium, magnesium, zinc. Chromium, manganese, potassium and phosphorous.
Dr Pfieffer, also states that adrenaline and glucocortoid hormones trigger the pancreas to secrete glucagons, which, in turn, promotes the conversion of glycogen to glucose in the liver. The liberated glucose is then released from the liver into the bloodstream and this contributes to hypoglycemia. It can be a vicious circle.
An alkaline diet can help prevent hypoglycemia.
Fish oil can also help OCD.

Books and Workbooks to Help Eliminate OCD

“The OCD Workbook,” is an excellent resource to help those with OCD. It includes self-assessment, intervention strategy, how to help yourself, success stories of others, breaking free, changing your faulty beliefs and more. The book is by Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, RN

“Brain Lock-Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior,” by Jeffrey Schwartz, MD.

Humor is Healing

You need three things to succeed in life.
  1. A sense of humor.
If you have that, the other two don't matter.

OCD, waatch this

Bob Newhart as therapist. http://www.bing.com/search?q=Bob+Newhart,+Stop+It&form=HPDTDF&pc=HPDTDF&src=IE-SearchBox

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Help old eyes with near infared light

Infra Red Light Helps Eyes.
Elan light therapy
Anti Aging and Light. For recharging the cellular batteries in old eyes or really age related tissue decline anywhere in a non-invasive way use near infra-red light. Help your cells be fully charged. Shine with Light
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Recharging mitochondrial batteries in old eyes. Near infra-red increases ATP. - PubMed - NCBI
Exp Eye Res. 2014 May;122:50-3. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2014.02.023. Epub 2014 Mar 12.…
Near infra-red (670 nm) is thought to be absorbed by cytochrome c oxidase (COX), a key element in mitochondrial respiration and it has been demonstrated that it improves mitochondrial membrane potentials in aged eyes. It also significantly reduces the impact of experimental pathology and ameliorates age related retinal inflammation. We show ATP decline with ageing in mouse retina and brain. Also, in these tissues that ATP is significantly increased by 670 nm exposure in old mice. In the retina this was associated with increased COX and reduced acrolein expression. Acrolein, being a free radical marker of retinal oxidative stress, is up regulated in Alzheimer's and retinal degeneration. This is the first demonstration of ATP manipulation in vivo and may provide a simple non-invasive route to combating age related tissue decline.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov|By Gkotsi D , et al.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24631333?log%24=activity
https://www.facebook.com/…/19632…/permalink/290210921347988

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On the Border of Mexico

My daughter-in-law posted this on August 23,2016
My husband is doing a special mission for a few  agencies near the border today. I came down and got quite an education last night about our Open Border policy. They are building schools faster here than anywhere in the country. No one really knows the actual population of these border cities. Anyone caught is basically "welcomed in" issued a ticket to return 60 days later in court, plenty of services available until court date ...which 90% NEVER show for. McAllen is dangerous to drive in with 1,000's of unlicensed drivers who don't/ can't read the street signs or understand our laws. One of the US Government Border Patrol workers became very ill and went into the ER with health insurance and the hospital staff said we are so full with non citizens we are not going to be able to help you for a few days, we have no beds available. The "coyotes" are paid to transport illegals through the border. They screen out the young beautiful girls (as young as 13/14) and they are sold into escort service rings throughout the country. Others less beautiful are sold as work slaves. We live in a great country, but there MUST be a better way to get a handle on this. Screen & kick out the criminals, coyotes, drug dealers, and allow only the honest people looking for a better life an opportunity to earn citizenship through legal work service programs. Teach them our country's history and culture and work ethics, gain self respect, and be a contributor to society. Every one of my Hispanic friends are the most hard working, honest, family oriented people I know. (It's those bad apples running the show with criminal activities that need to be swiftly addressed.)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Does big pharma already “own” the new FDA Commissioner?

Does big pharma already “own” the new FDA Commissioner?
August 1, 2016 • Dr. Micozzi
http://drmicozzi.com/does-big-pharma-already-own-the-new-fd…

Friday, August 12, 2016

I Recovered from Arthritis

Arthritis,
I overcame Arthritis over 30 years ago.
It was simple. I gave up sugar. I was in so much pain, I saw a I chiropractor once or twice a week. I could hardly walk, Every muscle and bone in my body ached. I couldn't exercise, walk up stairs, I couldn't sleep well because it hurt to move, my neck and shoulders always ached. I was miserable.
I remember him saying to me, "You need to give up sugar." At the time I thought, "Do you know who you are talking to?"
I was a... sugar addict. I loved brownies and candy bars. I didn't know what it meant to eat healthy. But....I did it and reversed my arthritis.
One tablespoon of sugar causes five hours of inflamation.
Today I have a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition, I am over 80, jump on the trampoline every day and exercise and I don't have arthritis.
There are other things I would recommend if you have arthritis.
Take fish oil....3000 mg a day and I like Barlean's lemon swirl....it tastes like lemon pie.
I would take MSM which is a natural substance in your body, 1000 mg up to 4 times a day.
Magnesium (I like citrate) 3 400 mg a day.
Bromelain 2 or 3 a day.
I like T-relief for pain...a homepathic remedy and not hard on your kidneys or liver.
White willow is also good for pain. Tumeric has anti-inflamatory properites.
Change your diet. The more alkaline you eat, the less pain you will have and the healthier you will be.
Eat lost of green vegetables, broccoli, sprouts, sunflower sprouts, ,cucumber, brussel sprouts, cabbage, romaine lettuce, cauliflower,
Spinach,Squash,Tomato, Zucchini, bell peppers, jicama, lemons, limes, Avocado, Beets, nuts (soaked almonds), Hummus,Kamut
Millet, Olive oil, Quinoa. Allkinds of herbs.
Sprouted breads...avoid white lfour. Eat fish or turkey.Limit red meat
Beans, soba noodles. I use lemon juice an clod pressed olive oil on salads.
I like juicing or putting in a Vita Mixer, 4 or 5 stalks celery, 4 cups spinach and a cucumber (use a little water if using a mixer) and drinking this daily.
In addition, Epsom salts baths are helpful.
Exercising and movement are essential to break up lactic acid that causes pain...I have a vibration machine, but some gymns or health food stores have them too that you can use. Herbs for Health in West Jordan...they also sell alkaline water.
Elan light therapy is very helpful for pain, arthritis, and even depression. Omnipreseence has this light therapy in Salt Lake.
Use pressure points around your pain area to help releive pain. First use your finger to put pressure on points, then massage with your hands, then pat with your hands the points that are causing pain.
Deepr breatihing can help releave pain.
Look into ozone therapy....

The Benefits of Wearing Blue Light-Blocking Glasses for Bipolar Disorder and other issues.

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The benefits of blue-blocking glasses are immense and varied. In my view the primary benefit is to prevent damage to the DHA essential fat in your retinal pigmented epithelium which is responsible for converting sunlight into vital DC electric current your body needs.
Additionally blue light will increase the distance of the proteins in the respiratory electron transport chain in your mitochondria making them far less efficient in producing mitochondria.
Additionally, in one recent study published in Bipolar Disorders, for instance, use of such glasses for one week led to "knock-your-socks-off results" among people with bipolar disorder.2,3
Those who wore blue-blocking orange-tinted glasses from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. for seven days had significant improvements in symptoms of mania compared to those who wore clear glasses. What's more, the improvements began after just three nights of use.
The dramatic results make sense in light of the relatively recent discovery of intrinsically photo-responsive retinal ganglion cells, which are receptors in your eyes that detect only blue light.
These receptors communicate with areas of your brain linked to control of your biological clock (hypothalamus) as well as mood and emotions (the limbic system).4
In 2009, research published in Chronobiology International similarly found dramatic improvements in insomnia and mood in about half of bipolar patients who wore blue-blocking glasses.
http://articles.mercola.com/…/blue-light-blocking-glasses.a…
Dr.. Mercola
I found a pair of glasses on Amazon for $9.