Diabetes and the Brain
Having diabetes doubles your risk of Alzheimer’s.
There is a connection between Parkinson’s and a propensity to engage in violent behaviour.
Gluten is what Perlmutter calls a ‘silent germ’. It can inflict lasting damage without you knowing it.
Food is a powerful epigenetic modulator, it can change our DNA for better or worse. It regulates the expression of many of our genes.
Modern medicine has an illness-centred approach, not a wellness approach.
In a recent report in ‘Archives of Internal Medicine’ it showed post-menopausal women who were put on statin drugs to lower cholesterol had nearly 48% increased risk of developing diabetes, compared to those not given the drug.
Another new study shows babies born to women with gluten sensitivity have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.
An extremely low carbohydrate diet of no more than 60 gr carbs a day, is ideal (this is the serving in a piece of fruit), and high fat is ideal.
Look up ‘the gluten police’ on Dr Perlmutter’s site www.DrPermutter.com
Science tells us that many of our brain-related illnesses, from depression to dementia, are closely related to our nutritional and lifestyle choices.
The Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and obesity connection is a well-documented for brain disease.
Recommended lab work
Supplements for the brain
Grain Brain by Dr David Perlmutter
Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.
Notes from a talk given by Dr Jacob Teitelbaum on the Thyroid Summit
Discussion on the thyroid and adrenals
App: Cures A-Z
Dr Jacob Teitelbaum has written books on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and specialises in these illnesses. He runs the Fatigue Practitioners Network and lives in Hawaii.
Jacob Teitelbaum had CFS/Fibromyalgia and spent more than 39 years studying it.
He is author of the book Fatigued to Fantastic
A low thyroid is a common trigger for Fibromyalgia. Difficulty sleeping is a common symptom of fibromyalgia. There is also a loss of digestive enzymes, and food allergies. Dr Teitelbaum feels that everybody who has fibromyalgia should try taking thyroxine. 95% of people who do, improve.
Symptoms of CFS/Fibromyalgia are being excessively tired, achy, have weight gain, brain fog and insomnia. If you cannot sleep and have these other symptoms you may have fibromyalgia.
If your ferritonin level is under 60, you cannot process T4.
Take selenium 60-200 mcg daily.
The most important thing is how you feel. Low thyroid levels need more than 35 mcg of selenium. He says the T3 and T4 tests are unreliable. Don’t rely on blood rests. It is more important how you feel. He feels Nature-Throid and Westthroid are the best medicines for the thyroid. If you have high T4, you are at risk of getting osteoporosis.
This is the best at strengthening bones if you have osteoporosis.
Don’t take more than 120mcg a day other than rare exceptions. If you have been on it a while and still not feeling good, reduce your thyroxine. Those with CFS/Fibromyalgia need more T3.
T4 is the storage form of the hormone. The cell push off iodine, creating T3. T3 gets the body moving. If you take T3, divide the doses throughput the day. With T4, take it all at once.
To induce sleep use lavender, an Epsom salts bath or a herbal mix. Take Ashwaganda and phosphatidylserine if you can’t sleep at bedtime. Eat a protein snack at bedtime if you get low blood sugar throughout the night, eg a boiled egg, or six nuts.
Take medications in low doses.
If you are sleeping in the day you may have sleep apnoea. If you have restless legs, you may have an iron or magnesium deficiency. For magnesium deficiency, take 200 ml of magnesium glycinate. If you are low in iron you may need ferritin. Levels need to be 60.
DO NOT LIMIT SALT. You need more salt if the adrenals are not working. Use unprocessed sea salt, Celtic salt, raw or pink or Hawaiian salt.
However do restrict sugar. Drink lots of water.
Take 1 scoop 3 times daily. For 3 weeks, then twice daily. It is a great energy booster and improves energy by 60%. Ribose looks and tastes like sugar. Add a teaspoonful to your hot or cold drinks. It helps ease pain.
Add vitamin B4 and phosphates
For low Adrenals with immediate hunger
If taking Prednisolone, taking 20+ mg will start to give adrenal suppression.
Low testosterone and low thyroid will help men.
If they are in bad pain, they will also be deficient in testosterone.
If you have Candida symptoms and you have fibromyalgia, you may also have post nasal drip, nasal congestion, irritable bowel syndrome, gas and bloating. Often the muscles get locked in a shortened position. You may also often get viral or antibiotic sensitive infections.
Cytomel is T3.
Air hunger is a classic sign of Lyme infection. Lyme infection is like a tick bite.
Take thyroid medication on an empty stomach. Wait 1 hour before eating. No coffee. Take at least 3-4 hours away from calcium or iron supplements. You can take them at night if needed. If taking T3, it may be better dividing the dose. If you crave coffee, it is an adrenal dysfunction.
To find doctors who practice holistically go to ABIHM.org
Books: Beat sugar addiction now
Thyroid Healthy by Suzy Cohen
The thyroid revolution
Living well with Graves’ disease
Living well with hypothyroidism by Mary Shomon
Notes from The Thyroid Summit by Suzy Cohen and Dr Tom O’Bryan
Suzy Cohen - Thyroid Healthy
Dr Tom O’Bryan - Non-Coeliac gluten sensitivity
Wheat is NOT an essential nutrient.
Diseases of inflammation are ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS etc.
symptoms of these are gluten sensitivity.
Alzheimer’s and autism regenerate after removing gluten from the body.
People with Attention Disorders (ADD), migraines, and ADHD have gluten sensitivity in the brain.
Coeliac, Type 1 Diabetes and thyroid disease are diseases which are brought on by gluten and autoimmunity.
If your test comes back positive, you have gluten sensitivity. If it comes back negative, you might still have gluten problems.
Beware of coffee.
43% of gluten sensitive people have immune reaction and inflammation in the gut. There is a correlation between Coeliac disease and Hashimoto’s.
Your TSH should be below 3.
If you have thyroid problems and gluten sensitivity you need 49% more medication to balance thyroid problems.
Go to the Coeliac support group to find a dietitian.
Children with Coeliac disease have a 3.2 times risk of early death from suicide. They need a lot of support.
It is best to go grain free as it reduces antibodies in your body.
People do respond to a gluten free and dairy free diet.
The lining in the intestines renews every 3-7 days. It heals itself.
If you are gluten sensitive and keep eating gluten, eventuality it will affect somewhere in your body and it will break down.
NOBODY can DIGEST GLUTEN. Gluten causes inflammation.
NF-Kappa B is highly elevated with gluten sensitivity.
Diabetes without drugs by Suzy Cohen
Easy Gluten Free Recipe
Here's a good Gluten Free recipe that is very easy to make. I had it for lunch today and there's some left over for tomorrow too!
Gluten free pasta 3 x 250 cups (dry)- use your favourite. I always like the curly one. It doesn't hod any water in it like the penne and it doesn't stick together like the fetuccini.
Cook the pasta in 1 1/2 litres boiling water.
Add to the cooking pasta
1 carrot and 1 bunch of curly kale or other favourite green leafy vegetables. Chop these in a food processor so they are nice and fine.
Cook the pasta and veg for about 10 mins. Don't overcook it because it is going to cook further in the oven.
When cooked, drain and set aside.
1 tin light evaporated milk
1 450gr tuna
2 tspn curry powder
1tspn tumeric powder - this is very good for you
1/2 tspn Vegeta vegetable salt
Light cheese, grated, 1 handful
Warm the sauce, place the pasta and carrots and kale in a cooking dish. An 8 inch (20cm) cake tine is OK if you don't have a casserole dish.
Pour tuna sauce over the pasta and stir with a fork. Sprinkle with another handful of cheese.
Cook at 180 degrees C /350 degrees F for 30 minutes
The pasta absorbs the milk in the sauce so it is not runny when baked.
For more recipes check out the following links:
Red Link - Aussie Bush Tucker
Purple - Australian Cuisine
Jonathan Wright MD says most medicine used for asthma causes side effects. Even with modern medicine, many people still have bad asthma or low level of breathing difficulties.
When having an attack, muscles around the airways tighten up and less air gets in. Inflammation increases, airways become swollen and narrow and it gets harder to breathe. The person feels they are suffocating. In severe cases not enough oxygen gets to vital organs. You can die from asthma. 4000-5000 people die from it each year. For 7000 more people (in the US), it is a contributing factor towards their death.
Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the pathways that carry air in and out of the lungs. The airways become inflamed and sensitive to substances in the air, food or environment. It is an immunological problem. The immune system overreacts and leads to inflammation in the lungs and narrowing of air passages.
Allergies and asthma are inflammatory disorders. Eat a diet high in natural anti inflammatory foods, lots of veggies and some fruit.
Quercetin helps with asthma. The ‘Nutrition in Cancer ‘ journal called quercetin ‘the most important flavonoid ‘. It is a powerful anti inflammatory. It helps calm allergies and asthma. It is found in onions, apples, berries, tea, red wine and supplements. Polyphenols are in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are a class of polyphenols.
Quercetin has a unique molecular structure that impacts the immune system and reacts against cancer cells. It Is recommended by David Neiman PhD.
High consumption of apples can protect against asthma because of the quercetin in the peel. Quercetin is linked to reduction in heart disease and lung cancer. It has a protective effect
*Quercetin stabilises the mast cells that puts out histamine.
Quercetin and bromelain is a good combination.
Asthma and allergies are related to emotional stress. Anxiety and stress are common asthma triggers. They make the symptoms of an asthma attack worse. Stress management is important.
Buteyko breathing is good for asthma.
Food or pollens can trigger asthma. Dairy products are the worst, then eggs, chocolate, wheat, corn, citrus fruit and fish and tartrazine (yellow dye #5).
Supplements for Asthma
Quercetin 500mg twice daily with bromelain
Magnesium 300-600 mg daily
Vitamin B6 50-200mg daily. Vitamin C 1000-3000 mg daily
Selenium 200 mcg daily
Doctors and scientists agree that inflammation is a major problem for people when the body is unbalanced in some way. This can be from allergies, asthma, arthritis, heart problems, Alzheimer's disease, rashes or cancer.
The body uses inflammation to draw the necessary components to the part affected so that they can get to work and heal the body. The problem today is that we have major inflammation caused by our diet and lifestyles and chemical exposure, all of which has changed drastically in the last 100 years.
Scientific research has not yet found a safe, effective way to ease inflammation.
Nature has had it's inflammatory easing compound growing deep in the forests of South America.it's name is Cat's Claw.
Cat's Claw is a safe herb with a well researched history. It is anti-inflammatory. That means it causes inflammation to subside. It is safe too. It can be used when you are in pain, whether the pain is from arthritis, a bad back or an old injury.
According to Anthony William, the Medical Medium, Cat's Claw is best taken in an alcohol free liquid form.
Use this code to get 5% off your purchase then search for Nature's Answer Cat's Claw, Alcohol Free.
This video will give you more info about the benefits of Cat's Claw and how it can help you.
Let me know about any benefits you receive.
Test your Supplements
Natural supplements are popular with people who have 'Mystery Illnesses'. There are illnesses that the medical establishment do not really know how to treat. They group a list of symptoms together and give it a name but it does not mean they have an answer. People with Chronic Syndrome, allergies CFIDS, Fibromyalgia, Adrenal Fatigue and many other illness fit into this category.
When the medical profession do not have answers do not have answers, people turn to alternative health professionals who treat with natural supplements. If you have enough information yourself you can buy many supplements from the many health food stores or internet online stores. However doing this can be hit and miss. That is, you don't really know if it is helping you or not.
One way to find out if these supplements are helping you or hindering you is by testing your muscle response. We have an inbuilt sensor system that we can use, however most people don't know about it. This is called muscle testing or Applied Kinesiology. It is easiest if you can find someone who knows how to do this properly to start with. It can get you started on the correct supplements immediately.
Then you can start practicing to learn this process yourself. It is really quite easy, and is just a matter of practice and perseverance. As I used to tell my painting students years ago, there are three important words to remember, 'Practice and Perseverance makes things Perfect'.
Watch the video below to to get you started. There are many different styles shown. Choose one that appeals to you and start practicing it. Feel free to change to a different style any time you wish to change.
When you feel confident enough to start testing different supplements, place the supplement in your body's energy field. Depending on which style of muscle testing you use, you could hold a supplement, place it near your chest, place it on your lap, or simply ask the question, 'Is this good for me right now?'
You can then go on to ask how many capsules to take and how often. You can use muscle testing to test for other things too. Ask any question you want, but remember you only get yes/no answers.
Wild Blueberries are a superfood. They contain even more antioxidants and the already amazing blueberry. Blueberries have become really popular with blueberry farms dotted around the countryside to supply people with highly nutritious fruit.
Antioxidants are very important for our body. We generate free radicals, (the baddies), atoms that roam around in our body creating havoc as they try to steal electrons to match up with. These free radicals are killed off or neutralized by antioxidants, (the goodies). An excess of free radicals in our body causes ill health. By getting more antioxidants in our body, the free radicals are kept under control.
How to get more Antioxidants
We get more antioxidants in our body from the food we eat. It is important to eat the right food that contains them. Many foods, like junk food, do not contain many or any antioxidants. Fresh fruit and vegetables contain lots of antioxidants along with vitamins and minerals and other nutrients.
How do we know which foods are the most nutritious?
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of ORAC, is a laboratory test to find out how many antioxidants foods contain. It tests the total antioxidant capacity.
Medical Medium, Anthony William, says these are the best food on the planet.
https://www.wildblueberries.com/the-better-blueberry/the-story-of-wild/growing-wild-blueberries/ about blueberries
Dr Abram Hoffer, eminent psychiatrist, pioneered the use of vitamins and nutrition for people with psychiatric illness and has been doing so since the 1950s.
He found the use of Niacin or Niacinamide which is Vitamin B3, helped people with severe schizophrenia, and treated over 5000 patients, most making a full recovery. He also advocates proper nutrition. Without enough vitamins and minerals, the body cannot function optimally.
List to him speak on the subject.
Switzerland has decided to care for its people holistically as well as synthetically.
They have decided to include certain Natural Therapies in their Health Care system. These include homeopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine and holistic medicine.
'Synthetic pharmaceutical "science" got its start in 1869, as experiments with coal tar were underway' according to Staff Writer L.J. Devon, at NaturalNews.com
He says 'This shift toward integration will allow the Swiss healthcare system to heal, as it moves away from profiting off disease management. With the inclusion of these five eclectic healing modalities, Swiss healthcare will become more affordable.'
'Pharmaceutical "science," for the most part, is an absolute abandonment of the healing modalities that have sustained humans for centuries.' he says.
Note: This all happened because the people of Switzerland stood up and demanded that they have natural health care. Two-thirds of the people voted for this to happen, and so it did. Perhaps the people of other westernized countries can follow their lead and demand the same for themselves.
So if you happen to live in Switzerland, you can enjoy natural healthcare by experienced practitioners with the blessing of the Government there. This is forward thinking for a westernized country.
People who have illnesses that scientific medicine has not been able to help, eg Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and many, many other illnesses, often find help in natural medicines, therefore, having these modalities available to us at a reasonable cost is very important.
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