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“Everyone Knows Someone Who Needs This Information!” (TM)

The radiation crisis in Japan shows that diabetics, who are often even more deficient in certain minerals than the massively-deficient Western populations, are the canaries in the mine. With less latitude, I’m sounding the clarion call for diabetics to get their biochemical house in order! Let’s learn what to start with.

CHROMIUM:

According to the staff at Life Extension Foundation, scientists conclusively established that low levels of chromium directly contribute to high blood sugar and even to pre-diabetic complications. That knowledge was found and published officially more than 50 years ago, and yet, today, how many of your doctors advise you to take chromium – usually in the trivalent form with GTC (glucose tolerance factor)?

And, amazingly (but as a reflection of rising over-all rates of obesity and diabetes), now anywhere between 25-50% of the American population suffers from chromium deficiency.

This began about 50 years ago, too, because of  “modern commercial farming methods” which depleted the soil of valuable chromium, in the interim.

Then, “industrial food processing”  depleted whatever natural chromium was in the whole foods. So, you got a double-whammy and that’s why so many people are deficient now.

It’s another reason why organically-grown, naturally-composted and amended soil, with little or no industrial processing — so-called  “whole foods” are much more nutritious.

Compounding the danger of chromium deficiency is the reality that your body’s capacity to absorb chromium also declines with age. That’s possible one of the reasons that Type 2 diabetes used to be “adult onset” when people still ate decently. Now, even children have poor diets and can become Type 2 insulin-resistant (adult-onset) diabetics in their teens!

Rampant nutritional insufficiencies may also be undermining even the best efforts to optimize blood glucose levels using other protocols. For even if you eat well, if your diet is chromium deficient, you will not have enough to “partner” for your insulin needs.

Excess glucose ingestion (too many quick carbs)  and high blood-stream levels not only increase degenerative disease risk, but also adversely impacts our longevity genes.

In published scientific studies, chromium deficiency induces early-stage diabetic complications, too,  and hastens  full-blown diabetes.

Chromium is the Master Blood Sugar Regulator.

Supplementation with chromium has consistently demonstrated improvement in:

___   blood sugar levels

___   insulin sensitivity

___   helpful lipid profiles.

The mechanism appears to be  that chromium favorably modulates your cells’ internal communication centers (intracellular signaling systems). It helps your cells’ components communicate.

How does that work? In order to establish and maintain optimal blood glucose absorption and metabolism, the intracellular signaling is especially critical so each of your cells can  detect and respond to elevated glucose levels in your blood.

When cells detect these elevations, a large-array of biomolecular processes are set in motion.  Chromium is now recognized to be singularly vital to this process, enabling the cellular uptake and breakdown of blood sugar — and thereby effectively lowering glucose levels in the blood and increasing your insulin sensitivity.

Chromium also lowers blood sugar levels via  GLUT4.

Chromium, like most metals in our bodies, binds to a specific protein “carrier” molecule (which is why Dr. Vickery’s protocols are so effective — see the Title Archive for those articles).

Just as the hemoglobin molecule in red blood cells binds to iron, the chromodulin molecule binds bio-electrically to chromium ions.

In the presence of insulin, the chromodulin molecule even changes its shape and additionally changes its location in the cell. This process then triggers a further cascade — the activation of a vital glucose transporter molecule called GLUT4.

GLUT4 is found most abundantly in skeletal muscle and in fatty tissue, and this IS where most glucose metabolism takes place in your body! Of all your tissues, muscle is the most metabolically active, so that is why exercise to build and maintain muscle is SO important.

Once activated by chromium, GLUT4 actually migrates from deep within each cell’s internal matrix to a position on the edge, at the cell membrane.

GLUT4 then allows glucose to flow from high concentrations in your bloodstream to lower concentrations in the cell, acting as a gate-keeper. This allows the cell to safely metabolize sugar while lowering sugar levels in the blood, at a reasonable rate, concurrently.

One of the earliest events in the onset of type 2 diabetes is now known to be inhibition of glucose transport by the GLUT4 complex. Scientists and physicians are understanding the need to reactivate GLUT4’s ability to transport glucose effectively.

Chromium also directly increases the production of GLUT4 transporter molecules as a second, separate, important, active mechanism independent of its effects on insulin.This is even more essential for those who are already “insulin resistant”.

Exciting recent studies show chromium also activates an entirely different signaling system called p38 MAPK and, again, that contributes to increased glucose uptake independent of the GLUT4 system.

Our body usually has back-up and alternate pathways. We are marvelously designed and it takes a lot to make us ill and overwhelm our ability to Heal. So, respecting that, we must give our body what it needs to help it do the Healing it knows how to do. Doctors seldom do more than help a little, mostly we need to give our body what it NEEDS.

Recent studies show that supplementing with chromium and biotin (an expensive B vitamin seldom in proper quantities in vitamin formulas) can improve glycemic control in overweight and obese diabetic patients when taken along with their regular medication. Or, as I have done, take these together,anyway, if you are not on medication.

LEF says: “Chromium also exerts its positive effects on blood sugar selectively — which means it does not induce dangerously low blood sugar levels like some drugs, but rather kicks into gear only when blood sugar levels become too high.” Nature always has a safe, life-affirming mechanism, if it has the supplies it needs.

Scientists recognize that control of blood sugar in the immediate period following a meal (the postprandial period) is perhaps more important than at any other time. Chromium helps control this interval when blood sugar can dangerously spike in the body thereby prevents or ameliorates the   cumulative damage.

Chromium also helps prevent the formation of advanced glycation end products, or AGEs. You should see the difference in readings on your A1c tests.

The combination of chromium and biotin has favorably affected a biomarker called the atherogenic index: this is the ratio of triglycerides to HDL. Chromium and biotin here reduce your cardiac risk factors.

Inflammation is the true cause of many of the same, connected dis-eases, and the improvement in insulin signaling by chromium is also associated with decreased production of specific pro-inflammatory cytokines, which will help tissue health all over your body, especially cardiac and arterial health.

WHAT FOODS HELP?

___   Indian Goosebery and Shilajit

The organic compounds amla (Indian gooseberry) and shilajit work synergistically to enhance chromium’s glucose-lowering effects. The high anti-oxidant  amla fruit shields cells from damage inflicted by high blood sugar, while shilajit boosts efficient cellular glucose metabolism (be sure to get a quality preparation).

Shilajit is an unusual, complex mixture of organic and inorganic compounds rich in fulvic acid. Studies show that shilajit has remarkable effects on how our mitochondria utilize energy from dietary sugars and fats. As I’ve tried to emphasize, diabetics already have their mitochondria more at-risk, so this “support” is vital.

Fulvic acid acts as a molecular “chaperone,” shuttling electrons efficiently along pathways within our cellular mitochondria furnaces, which are actually genetically-independent life-forms within your cells, in a symbiotic relationship as old as Life itself.

Taking a compound of chromium plus amla and shilajit acts to optimize the way your body takes up and distributes glucose between and within cells, thereby assuring rapid removal of glucose from the bloodstream and encouraging efficient utilization of glucose within your cells’ mitochondria.

___   Brown Seaweeds

You can block carbohydrate breakdown using seaweeds which limits the amount of glucose that your body has to process.

This approach blunts the conversion of starches into their component sugars in your  gastrointestinal tract by introducing natural enzyme inhibitors.

The usual targets are the sugar-producing alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase enzymes. Potent, anti-oxidant seaweed extracts have inhibitory effects on these enzymes.

These seaweed extracts also stimulate differentiation of fat cells, preventing them from replicating and reducing the release of harmful fat-related, inflammatory cytokines. Eating seaweeds also accomplishes these goals as long as ingestion is daily.

Seaweed compounds achieve this anti-inflammatory effect by their upregulation of the important PPAR metabolic sensing system and also through increased expression of the GLUT4 glucose transporter.

The seaweed compounds will also be protective of your thyroid to prevent it uptaking the radio-active Iodine isotope 131 while the radiation crisis is happening in Japan.

It will also help insure that you have enough Iodine for your thyroid to run your metabolism properly. Seaweed is a basic, foundational human food. Don’t leave home without eating some, every day.

Kelp, dulse and other sea vegetables are the best source of chromium, as well as being a mineral source for all needed minerals available on the planet. If you take seaweed, it will be hard to be deficient in anything. The sea veggies are all pH alkaline, which really is anti-inflammatory.

___   Beets, Olives, Fresh Garlic, Onions, Spirulina, Wheatgrass

These are other chromium sources. Do not overdose on wheatgrass juices as it is a powerful detoxifier.

Make sure you get adequate chromium daily. Next time I’ll write about other helpful foods and protocols. To heal diabetes, and that is often possible, and certainly to improve your condition, you need to act and give your body the raw materials it needs. Medications do not seem to be doing that.

Best to all – Em

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Everyone Knows Someone Who Needs This Information” (TM)

Well, another week has gone by with continued uncertainty about how large a nuclear event will happen in Japan, how much area of Japan and the world will be contaminated, as well as to what degree. This whole scene should be making all of us think hard!

The best solution to the energy-crisis (and looming rising oil costs) is conservation! It can do more than anything else to help the planet and our fiscal stability – personally and nationally.

All of us need money for more important things in life — like supporting our Health. We have to make serious choices here.

An Japanese-American nuclear physicist, just returning from Japan, was interviewed locally last night. He said that what happened imminently was going to determine the extent of the disaster, now that they have determined nuclear reactor 3 has been “breached” and serious radiation was beginning to escape.

He continued, that if, because of radiation hazard for the firemen and reactor workers, they have to stop dousing the other two at-risk reactors, and thereby they melted-down too, this would be a “much bigger catastrophe than Ukraine’s Chernobyl” (which has a dead-zone around it which will last for at least a couple of centuries).

The location of these 3 plants and the wider circle of contamination  will effectively impact Japan and Honshu Island to a huge degree, really pushing already strained population centers to the max. It would mean  removing a huge contaminated area, which threatens to bi-sect the island and make each half disconnected.

Already the economic impact is tremendous, with parts and supplies needed for already-exported goods not being able to be manufactured. The crisis will mean jobs lost or furloughed all over the world.

That’s bad enough, but now back to Health. Unfortunately, as I suspected, the longer the radiation was spewing, the more likely that even the ocean would be effected. I don’t know how far and how deep the samples were taken but news this week said “seawater” was showing radiation, as was land water, milk, spinach, potatoes, and some root crops (!), like turnips.  All still at “non-problematical levels”, but if the situation goes awry, as described above, all bets are off.

It’s a shame, as Japan’s industrial rise was based on a land which had NO ready-to-go natural energy resources of its own. I wish that over these last few decades, they would have immediately researched wind (which the Americans did and then turned the technology and industry over to the Japanese to manufacture), geo-thermal and wave-action technologies (their best source, but least-researched) and solar (which is less useful to them, as they are a far-north country), but all would help.

The Japanese government went against their people’s traditional Shinto respect for Nature in choosing nuclear power and it has come back to bite them with a vengeance.

The shame is shared by America. It turns out that General Electric (GE) manufactured this “cheap” version of a nuclear reactor. The global corporations are wreking their havoc again. I do not know to whom else they sold this crappy reactor, which is doing just what critics were concerned it would do. But, in reports online,  I did read that there are at least 23 of the same GE nuclear reactors in nuclear power stations in the United States! Some are even on earthquake faults here.

So, everyone, you may have one of these monsters on your doorstep. I suggest you find out, and while you’re at it, start campaigning to get it decommissioned, like we did (decades ago) to the one plant that our power company (built against our wishes), on the Columbia River, in Oregon. We know we are as safe and responsible as we can be, now. Can you say the same? Yes, it took a long public campaign and a short time to vote and then goosing the utility and the government to do what The People wanted. All the more reason for you to start now.

Oregon then followed through on energy conservation and research. We have wind-farms, wave-technology starting on the Oregon coast, bike lanes and public-use bikes in major cities, new, efficient forms of public transportation reaching as deeply as possible into suburban neighborhoods etc. Support for sharing cars. We have revised codes and building standards. We are intent on Green.

This allows all of us in Oregon to have the 2nd forward-most thinking and action on Healthcare.

Until last Thursday, I would have said First. But, to their credit, the Legislature in Vermont wrote and passed historic legislation to get private, for-profit health “insurance” companies and “health-plans” out of Vermont!

In the next couple of years, a plan being crafted now, will bring to Vermonters the nation’s first universal health-coverage! Bravo! Brava! It will be a single-payer system. And it will be drafted in co-ordination with physicians, so the emphasis will be Health and not admin or drug company lobbying.

Vermont is another Green-thinking state, not wildly spending our grand-children’s future.

Oregon and Vermont have a lot to teach the rest of the nation and you need to make your so-called “representatives” take a serious look. Instead of supporting the new campaign for nuclear power to rise again in  America, quash it! Stop it now and forever. Otherwise, people will be dealing with lots more than diabetes, as fallout, sooner or later.

Health and social services, as well as public-safety,  have to be the first concerns of any government, and we cannot have this when we are mired in poor decisions and falsely-helpful technology raping us in other areas of life.

Aussies and others have had successful experiments with cars run on water cells etc., there’s SO much alternative energy research to do to help the planet and ourselves. We need to support that research and not let researchers be harassed (and worse) by goons from big-Oil.

Now, as promised last week, I’ll share why Dr. Robert Jay Rowen, MD cautions about the media’s use of potassium iodide as an effective help for this potential crisis of radiation poisoning, for the following reasons.

There’s been a massive run on potassium iodide, and regular store shelf supplies in some West Coast cities is sold-out. “Experts” are telling people that this combination will protect them from nuclear fallout, but Dr. Rowen says “They’re wrong!”.

He says that potassium iodide is a good product, but that the potassium is supposed to protect you from the radioactive cesium molecules. And the iodide protects against radioactive iodine isotopes.

But, here’s the problem:
___   First, in his opinion, there’s not nearly enough potassium in this combination to protect you against the radioactive cesium. (In your body, cesium acts like potassium. So the theory is that if you have enough potassium in your body, that is supposed to prevent your body from absorbing the cesium.)

But Dr. Rowen believes that most people are so deficient in potassium, that the small amount in potassium iodide won’t protect you. Instead, he says that you need to take a separate potassium supplement to protect yourself.

___   Second, Dr. Rowen says that you have to protect a lot more than your thyroid from radiation. The iodide in potassium iodide will protect your thyroid, but it won’t be as efficient at protecting your breasts and other organs.

Iodide and iodine — each serves slightly different roles in your body, and they each protect different organs, in different ways.

Yes,  iodide is only one form of iodine. In the event of nuclear fallout, it’s vital you protect your body with both nutrients, and potassium iodide doesn’t provide iodine.

Iodine is essential for your thyroid, and this gland needs it most — this is especially true for children’s thyroid glands, as they are growing and have faster metabolisms, so radioactive iodine will damage their gland much more. 

If you’re deficient in Iodine, as most Americans are, your thyroid will pick up any iodine your body ingests (we’ve talked about this danger before). This includes grabbing radioactive iodine isotopes, which can then poison your thyroid.

But, Dr. Rowen says, if your thyroid is sufficiently full of iodine, your gland will ignore any other iodine passing by — including radioactive iodine.

There are two products that provide ample amounts of both iodide and iodine, in addition to food sources.

___ Dr. Guy Abraham, MD’s landmark product, Iodoral, is the first. Dr. Rowan says ” I think most people should take one capsule daily, just for general nutritional purposes. I do. After a few weeks, your thyroid should be sufficient in iodine and iodide, making your organs more resistant to radioactive iodine.” Iodoral is a pill and tasteless, whereas that cannot be said for the next choice.

___  A good (but foul-tasting)  alternative is Lugol’s solution. This should be available from your pharmacist. Explain what you need it for so you get the correct version.  This is a centuries-old formula, from a Frensh pharmacist, for this lack-of-iodine problem, which used to be rampant in Europe plagued with goiter.

In a way, it is the liquid form of Iodoral. Two drops of this Lugol’s Solution – an iodine/iodide product —  is equivalent to one Iodoral tablet. Dr. Rowen says: “If you know there’s a significant risk of radioactive iodine exposure, you can double or triple the Lugol dose in the short run.”

___   Finally, Dr. Rowen also mentions that potassium iodide cannot protect you against the radioactive heavy metals — like uranium and plutonium! This is the greatest hazard!

Uranium atoms seem to be too large for conventional chelators to grab, so he recommends Metal Magnet.

It is a totally natural supplement from decayed organic matter, which contains active humic and fulvic acids. These are complex large organic molecules which are structured with lots of carboxylic acid chemical groups (which attract metals like a magnet). All size  metal molecules will fit in, even the big-boys like uranium. Find Metal Magnet on the Internet.

___   Strontium 90, which a also radioactive mineral, and has been found in American dairy in the past; it is a more difficult issue, as it is chemically similar to calcium,  so it can enter and stay in your bones — potentially causing bone cancer.

The  EDTA protocol can chelate calcium, so it should also grab strontium, and studies suggest it does. Dr. Rowen says: “For strontium 90, consider both oral and rectal EDTA, which may offer limited protection. If you are exposed to radiation, I’d go directly to intravenous EDTA under the care of a trained chelation doctor.”

___   And, as general, everyday protection:

He also recommend taking Chlorella (15 tablets daily!). This algae  is an excellent metal detoxifier and it is definitely a superfood; get it in juice form, too, in smaller quantities tho’,  in many of the “green” juices. Read the labels.

When the Ukrainian nuclear plant at Chernobyl melted down, Russian researchers found brown seaweed (alginate) greatly reduced radiation poisoning. Dr. Rowan suggests  Modifilan and  Pectasol Chelation Complex (same as Dr. Fuchs) as both products are rich in alginates. OR, as I have said many times — start using kelp in your diet. Read my archive.

Advanced Detox Formula has a long track-record helping cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The formulation greatly reduces the amount of radiation their body absorbs, so it will work for environmental exposure, too.

This protects you with its sulfur-bearing detoxification nutrients, which also help regenerate your greatest body-made anti-oxidant, glutathione. I suggest some sulfur-rich foods below. Dr. Rowan says to be  sure to take ADF along with supplemental vitamin C (2-8 grams daily ! Whoah!) and vitamin E (1,200 IU daily) when exposed to radiation. He suggests  vitamin E as Unique E, Carlson’s E, and Delta-Fraction Tocotrienols (take one softgel, twice a day).

I don’t know about you, but I have trouble after 500 mg of Vitamin C. I’d be in the bathroom all the time, but maybe if exposed to massive radiation, one can tolerate that much Vitamin C as your body would be using it up at a furious rate! So, I hope all this helps our Japanese friends, and any who are exposed in future nuclear events.

As usual, you can order King Chlorella, Pectasol Chelation Complex, Advanced Detox Formula and Delta-Fraction Tocotrienols from http://www.AdvancedBionutritionals.com .

___   Dr. Rowen, MD is a kindred spirit, as he, too, brings us back around to letting Food Be Your Medicine and savior. Remember, that everyday use of  certain foods can protect you — especially if you are eating as many raw, Living Plant Foods (LPF) as possible.

Plants have to survive constant assault from solar radiation. So, their plant chemicals  can help protect you as well. The Japanese use many of these products just naturally, and especially after the atomic bombs were dropped on them during WW2.

Generally, the Japanese diet is the healthiest in the world; their people are the most long-lived and if anyone can survive this catastrophe, the Japanese can, given half-a-chance as they already have all these good habits in place.

Their research has shown that for general radiation exposure, whether nuclear, or even medical gamma ray exposure, that Japanese fermented soybean paste ( miso) can protect you.Many studies confirm the efficacy of fermented soy, but it is salty, so a tablespoon is a lot to use at one time. Miso soup is a good choice. The recipe from Jim Healthy I published last time is at a level you can use through the day.

As an aside, Dr. Rowen tells  of a hospital right under ground zero in Japan, which survived the bombing. It was spared the destruction of the blast (which went outward more than downward). One of the doctors walked outside after the bomb dropped, saw the total destruction, walked back inside and told everyone to start eating miso. Those who did were spared radiation sickness, even at ground zero!

Organic soy bean miso is easy to find in the refrigerator case of good health stores. Read the labels, as some miso is also made from barley, and I do NOT know if it would have the same protective properties.

Tofu is NOT fermented. It does NOT count, and I would think the same is true of the whole soybean (edamame), as it is the fermentation process which releases other compounds in the soybean. Eat edamame for other healthy purposes. And, do NOT cook miso! Just add it at the end of the cooking process; just swirl it into the dish.

Start to eat seaweeds, sprouts, miso and radishes, onions and garlic everyday.

As a start: try Tofu – Seaweed Burgers Note: this makes 10-12 burgers. Experiment to see if they freeze well OR just reduce the recipe. Hijiki is a robust seaweed with lots of texture. You can also substitute nori seaweed without soaking or use several tablespoons of kelp sprinkles. Each of the potatoes (use the skin, too), seaweed and miso are very pH alkaline foods, That’s GOOD.

OK, we’re done, but find out if there’s a nuclear power plant near you and start to get it decommissioned like we did in Oregon; start to learn more about energy conservation; start to be proactive for getting the federal government to set aside research money to be spent on alternative energy; let your representatives know that you do NOT support expansion of the nuclear industry.

REFERENCE:
Hiroshima J Med Sci., 2001 Dec;50(4):83-6; Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, volume 18, number 4, 612-616, DOI: 10.1007/BF01055029.

Best to all — Em

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With the radiation jeopardy in Japan looming on the horizon and poised to spread into our air, water and soil, I want to share 2 emails and an article I received to help people make educated choices, for themselves and most importantly, for their children, who are even more at risk because of their much more active thyroids.

The two scientists who sent the information are:  Dr. Robert Jay Rowen, MD and Dr. Nan Fuchs, PhD, representing their colleague and supplement formulator Dr. Isaac Eliaz, PhD. at Advanced Bionutritionals in Northern California. And the recipes are from Jim Healthy at http://MyHealingKitchen.com

Dr. Fuchs discusses some research to show an individual’s Environmental Toxic Load and how that applies to Diabetes. She informs us:  ‘with an epidemic of diabetes in America, scientists now believe they have found out (one) of the reasons why’.

I think this hearkens back to what I’ve mentioned about Dr. Vickery‘s theories in the past fortnight. When our bodies are NOT properly nourished, they cannot DO the detox they are meant to do and are normally capable of doing. (Look for those articles in the sidebar … and later, in the archive.)

Dr. Fuchs reports: scientists tested 2,016 Americans for the presence of 6 toxins known as POPs (persistent organic pollutants). The researchers then compared the levels of these 6 toxins in the participants’ bodies to their history of blood sugar problems and diabetes.

This is what they discovered:  the people with the highest levels of these 6 toxins were 38 times more likely to have diabetes compared to the people with the lowest levels!

These toxins can destroy the beta cells in your pancreas (which produce your insulin, the hormone that regulates your blood sugar levels).

These toxins can also interfere with the cell receptors that carry glucose  to your muscle and fat cells. And the toxins can limit your cell receptors’ ability to use insulin. When your cells have a hard time accepting and using insulin, then your blood sugar rises, automatically.

Dr. Vickery’s protocol is designed to help you overcome this illness and debilitation body-wide cycle, in a total-Health aiming process using Platinum Plus and his seaweed-based supplement. These will build your body’s Health, not just help you to effectively detox. See those supplements at supernutrient.com .

Whereas, Dr. Fuchs’ suggestion will deal just with the immediate problem, radiation exposure and generalized detox.

Dr. Fuchs informs us that the good news is, PectaSol® Chelation Complex by Advanced Bionutritionals can help you safely and easily eliminate these dangerous environmental toxins from your body before they can destroy your health.

The heavy metals  everyone talks about most are mercury, lead and aluminum. But, now, when we talk about “heavy metal toxicity” we must include uranium — the heaviest heavy metal there is — and its spewing out of those Japanese nuclear power plants along with Iodine 131, a dangerous isotope of Iodine instead of the healthy Iodine form our body needs.

The best solution she has found to remove uranium is an oral chelation product made from modified citrus pectin and sodium alginate: Pectasol Chelation Complex. The specific pectin in this formula is the only one studies show to effectively bind to heavy metals and remove them. The sodium alginate comes from brown seaweed, long shown to bind to toxins in the intestines.

This works for environmental exposure and for those undergoing radiation treatments for cancer.

Dr. Robert Jay Rowen, MD adds that potassium iodide, which the media are discussing as preventative, is NOT good enough and we’ll talk more about why next time. And, for heaven’s sake, DON”T think that iodized table salt is going to protect you. It won’t. It doesn’t have enough Iodine in it, and your blood pressure will go up eating it more than usual.

There are MUCH better food sources of Iodine. I will talk about some of them at the end of the article, but we’ll finish the pectin discussion, as it will take time to order the supplement. Then, once you have the supermarket list, from the foods that I mention below, you can buy those foods, start using them, and be protected better,  TODAY!

Back to pectin — during the Chernobyl disaster in Russia, about 25 years ago, they used pectin to reduce radioactive radiation with great success. In exposed children, (the people most at-risk),  body radioactivity among children with elevated readings was reduced by over 50%.

And the Pectin Formula also removes any traces of mercury from fish and from old dental amalgams (“silver” fillings), which also poison us.

Please understand, that if you’re an average American between the ages of 58 and 92, new research shows your body is polluted with 700 synthetic chemicals as well as heavy metals like mercury, lead and arsenic.

And, if you are like me, trying to eat organic etc., for the past 40 years, you may still not have dodged-the-bullet. As Dr. Fuchs relates: Charlotte Brody had eaten organically for 20 years — BUT:

“Charlotte volunteered to have her blood tested for the presence of 210 different toxic chemicals as part of a recent scientific study, she thought her blood would be relatively clean —

Charlotte was shocked when scientists at Mount Sinai Medical Center discovered 85 different chemicals in her blood including more than two dozen types of PCBs, seven dioxins, and a banned household insecticide. “I’m proof that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t shield you,” she said after seeing the results.

Unfortunately, Charlotte’s story isn’t unique. Every person tested by Mount Sinai Medical Center in the same study was contaminated with an average of 91 chemicals each.

The evidence is clear: everyone, regardless of their lifestyle, needs to detox their body.”

Every time we eat in a restaurant or at a friend’s home, we don’t know the source of the food. Many towns have water that is not safe enough. When you were a child, you were exposed to chemical cleaners and water pipes at school etc., and meals there sourced from who-knows-where that may not have been what was best. And, don’t forget lead paint in homes, especially if you are a baby-boomer.

Just breathing the air and being stuck in “traffic” will bring in pollutants our bodies were never meant to deal with! No-one is immune. Period.

Most citrus pectin is composed of large long-chain carbohydrate molecules which are too big for your body to digest, so the pectin from the inner peels of citrus fruits simply passes through your body without binding to toxins.

The good news is, her friend and colleague Dr. Isaac Eliaz has found a way to modify citrus pectin.  By changing the size of the pectin molecules, now it becomes very easy for your body to digest.

First he broke down large citrus pectin molecules into smaller, easily absorbed pieces, while also changing the pH of the pectin molecule to make it easier for the molecule to bind to heavy metals, especially in the low-pH environment of your stomach.

The result is a patented form of modified citrus pectin called PectaSol®.  which is SO powerful, that it can trap and remove significant amounts of toxins in as little as 24 hours!

In addition to Dr. Eliaz’ patented citrus pectin, PectaSol® Chelation Complex also contains a second, natural chelating substance called alginate (from seaweed) (it’s usually in ice-cream, too).  Extensive studies at McGill University in Montreal show that alginates help prevent your body from absorbing lead, cadmium and other toxic metals.

The alginates in PectaSol® Chelation Complex bind to the toxins in your food right in the digestive tract so the toxins are eliminated before they even enter your blood stream or your tissues.

This specific pectin and these alginates were the only ones used in successful human clinical trials. This formula dropped their body levels of toxic metals by a whopping 74% on average.

Don’t just go grab pectin off the health store shelves. Go to the Advanced Bionutritionals site and see these products.

For the immediate, first-response foods to start building your body’s ability to neutralize these radiation isotopes showing up in our air, soil and water now, buy and use the following foods and the first 2 do most of the best work:  seaweed, miso (a savory Japanese fermented soybean paste) and whole soybeans (edamame)(less effective).

Japanese studies show miso strengthens people’s resistance to radiation poisoning by up to five times, and after all, the Japanese already have the most experience with radiation poisoning after America dropped 2 atomic bombs on them at the end of World War 2.

Much less effective sources of iodine, but still worth using are:  asparagus, garlic, sesame seeds, spinach, summer squash, Swiss chard and turnip greens. Read more of my Iodine and seaweed articles in the Title Archive, on the upper navigation bar.

If you think you’ll have a hard time introducing seaweed to your family, just do it! You’re helping to save their lives. Hide it or serve it openly. It’s delicious and so don’t let them them intimidate you.

Seaweed comes in simple forms like at this link, Maine Sea Seasonings. They have kelp, nori and dulse, which are in shakers, which you can buy online or in good health stores (Whole Foods only sells the kelp sprinkles). You’ll never know it’s in the recipe, but all-the-while it’s bringing Health.

In fact, I just put MSS kelp sprinkles into my little grandson’s baby yoghurt last Tuesday (the first day the radiation was supposed to reach West Coast America), and he looked up at me detecting the slight difference in texture (until the kelp would have softened), but he “understood” it WAS good for him, and immediately ate it all. His body told him it was good for him; he listened.

You and your children have to over-come any false messages born of poor food choice or ignorance in the past. These are the foods you need to NOURISH yourself!

And the Iodine in seaweed is not effected by cooking, so you can put it in soups, stews etc., too.

By the way, “Brava!” to my daughter, who has often been resistant (as an adult) to the “health food” she had her whole childhood, but she was giving my 22 month old grandson and herself a green protein drink from Bolthouse Farms, which they both loved. I think it was called Green Goodness. It had blue-green algae, spirulina, dulse,  chorella, jerusalem artichoke (very good sweetener for diabetics), and lots of other delicious veggies and fruits like: broccoli (you can’t taste it), barley grass, apple, pineapple, mango puree, banana puree and kiwi juice. My grandson came back for seconds and even thirds.  It tasted absolutely delicious.

That juice would be a good choice too, in these circumstances. It’s available at Walmart — dare I say it! and for much less money — and many other markets. I may actually have to go to Walmart and buy this, if the price really stays low there. Yeah, I know, I really don’t want to help Walmart, and this would be only the second time I have bought from them, but Health comes first, and if I can buy twice as much of this particular Bolthouse juice, for the same money, then I will.

Annie Chun makes a seaweed snack and you’ll find others at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other good health stores, but eating the seaweed directly will give you MUCH more of what you are really eating it for.

Use the following link to get only organic seaweeds! Eden brand is the best sourced. You can get them at good markets and from their site.

For recipes which won the taste test for American palates, Jim Healthy at MyHealingKitchen shares the following recipes:

___ I’m drinking this delicious Miso-Ginger beverage as I write this — Jim Healthy’s recipe uses savory miso: first, fill a quart jar (or thermos) with hot water, add 2 teaspoons of grated fresh ginger (or minimum 1t dry ginger) with 1 tablespoon of miso (soy-based) (I am not sure if the barley-based will work the same), and enjoy it from a thermal bottle for hours. If you add a bit of kelp, or kelp sprinkles, call it a soup, and you’ve got twice the protection, as long as you eat the seaweed.

___ Nori-Wrapped Crab Rolls with Wasabi and Roasted Red Pepper or any other sushi recipe which contains seaweed
___ Seaweed Cucumber Salad

Jim continues: “Radiation causes cancer by creating free radicals molecules that damage DNA. So it makes sense to eat more foods and supplements that are rich in antioxidants. ”

NOTE: I am NOT including the cruciferous brassica foods: cabbage, cauliflower, mustard greens and more as they are also goiterogens, which impact your thyroid’s ability to function. When this gland is already under siege, I am NOT going to be eating these otherwise nutritious foods for awhile.

For Vitamin C, I suggest: any citrus fruit, tomatoes, kiwi, berries, cherries, cucumber, garlic, kale, onion, parsley, organic papaya, persimmon, fresh pineapple, potato with skin, red bell pepper, organic rosehips, watercress, spirulina and sprouts!

Vitamin E foods to choose: sunflower seeds, organic, non-irradiated almonds (you can only buy these online at nutz.com), olives and spinach, avocado, organic barley or barley grass, organic Brazil nuts, carrot, organic extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil, brown rice.

For selenium, a mineral needed by diabetics and also part of the detox process, use: organic Brazil nuts, wild salmon, non-farmed, clean-sourced shrimp and organic turkey. All of these are cancer-blocking heavyweights. Let your eyes guide you: think Rainbow. The brightly-colored, fresh, raw plant foods tend to be antioxidant treasures.

You also should consume more organic brown rice, too. It is rich in fiber, phosphorus, antioxidants and selenium, all of which help escort toxins from your body.

And, Jim says, ” don’t forget herbal aid — Spanish researchers published research in the British Journal of Radiology demonstrating that nothing fights the free radicals created by radiation like fresh rosemary. Since rosemary’s essential antioxidants are fat-soluble, they provide critical protection in areas water-based antioxidants can’t reach.”

Other supplements that should be protective against radiation damage are Vitamin D (sunlight, seeds, dandelion greens, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, carrot and garlic) and Vitamin K (sprouts, carrot, cayenne pepper, ginger, grains, deep leafy green vegetables, kelp, oats, peas, potato with skin, soybeans, strawberries). Both of these Vitamins support cell “apoptosis”, which is the programmed cell-death of those tissues which accumulate various DNA errors (due to radiation and other causes). Vitamin D also supports DNA repair and is critical for proper function of your immune system.

And, I encourage you to help raise money for Relief Efforts in Japan! Please do NOT give money to the American Red Cross (I have LOTS of reasons to say this). Instead, please support Nobel Peace Prize recipients Doctors Without Borders or Mercy Corps who are effectively and selflessly delivering medical aid to the Japanese people.

More next week on radiation and detox.

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My thanks to Dr. Rowen and to Dr. Fuchs for all the help as their education is invaluable, and to Jim, whose recipes are always healthy and tasty.

Best to all — Em

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The last 2 weeks have illuminated the real prime causes of diabetes thanks to the decades of research by Dr. Brice Vickery, DC. This time, I’ll finish the scientific explanation and back-it-up with some of the newest science available, anywhere, from other researchers. And, I’ll share Dr. Vickery’s solution, again. It’s that important!

Please review the previous 2 parts:

Dr. Brice Vickery, DC Discovers Diabetes’ Cure Protocol – Part 1

Dr. Brice Vickery, DC Exposes Diabetes Causes Part 2

Last time, I described what Dr. Vickery taught about the biochemical cascade of events and non-events which cause absolute havoc in organ systems and each body cell. Yes, the disruption, from 3 separate causes is that pervasive.

The body is struck down in stages, with hypoglycemia indicating adrenal involvement, diabetes indicating pancreatic distress and breakdown and fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome being an elevated state of body-wide alarm.

His innovative diagnostic methods and tools show why the body cannot yet heal or even defend itself, and how to give your body the exact tools it needs to heal itself.

That’s all in Parts 1 and 2, above. This time, I just want to zero in on a couple of items and mention some new research which backs-up some important aspects of all this protein synthesis discussion, as it affects diabetics, especially.

The end-stage group with CFS and fibromyalgia are always deficient not just in protein, but also in essential fatty acids and mineral absorption. Diabetics, being the middle-stage, have aspects of all of these deficiencies, too.

So, Dr. Vickery spent decades refining his formulas so that they help your body heal in all 3 stages. His patented formula starts healing the protein deficiency which you HAVE and also includes minerals which must be of the proper smaller-than-usual size, increased water-solubility and ionically active minerals in order to be accepted into your cells.

If they are not exactly formed and in the proper cocktail balance, it won’t matter how many protein transporters you have trying to “solve” your protein deficiency and more, because the minerals needed for other critical biochemistry will just end up floating around your system, storing themselves in your tissues and hardening blood vessels, causing their own set of problems — if these formula-components are not correctly formed.

One of the 3 underlying causes of diabetes, the protein deficiency caused by your overloaded pancreas no longer being able to make sufficient alkaline buffers, then sabotages the actual digestion of everything you are trying to break down for cellular energy. Incomplete digestion of food makes all the food you eat UNAVAILABLE. You start to starve slowly, and so do your mitochondria — your cellular furnaces.

I have written about this before, that researchers see fewer and smaller mitochondria in diabetics. We’re tired all the time as the situation progresses, and fewer mitochondria are a symptom that diabetics are “aging” faster than they should.

Well, now the research scientists at my former school, the University of California, Davis have found some critical parts of biochemistry affecting diabetes, hitherto completely unknown.

Aberrant biochemistry begins to cause age-related mitochondrial dysfunction, which plays a central role in virtually all killer diseases of aging.

Essential nutrients like CoQ10, lipoic acid and carnitine, promote the health and function of existing mitochondria. But, just as critical is the need for every aging person (and diabetic) to generate more mitochondria in order to protect against degenerative cellular decline.

In an historic scientific breakthrough,  a natural coenzyme called PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) has been shown to trigger  new mitochondria in aging cells! And, of course, this means that adequate protein is needed to form PQQ in the first place.

Yes, by taking Dr. Vickery’s formula, you should be able to make your own PQQ.  And, through the Life Extension Foundation, you can buy the university’s research PQQ formula, too. (L.E.F. requires membership.) (No prescription is required.)

PQQ is a critical protein combo — UCD researchers found it has a pivotal role in growth and development. That role stems from its unique ability to activate cell signaling pathways directly involved in cellular energy metabolism, cellular development and cellular function.

Cells undergo spontaneous mitochondrial biogenesis through the effects of three signaling molecules which are activated by PQQ:

___   PQQ activates expression of PCG-1Alpha (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha) molecules.

PCG-1Alpha is a “master regulator” which mobilizes your cells’ response to several external triggers. By directly stimulating genes which enhance mitochondrial and cellular respiration, growth, and reproduction, it can  up-regulate cellular metabolism at the genetic level.  Favorable affects from this include: healthier blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride breakdown, and the delay of obesity onset.

___   PQQ also triggers a signaling protein known as CREB (cAMP-response element-binding protein). CREB plays a pivotal role in embryonic development and growth when it beneficially interacts with histones (molecular compounds shown to protect and repair cellular DNA). This should help prevent mutations and limit the appearance of cancer.

CREB stimulates the growth of new mitochondria, too.

Whereas, altered (glycated) proteins can bind to mitochondria and compromise their function — if your A1c tests show lots of glycated protein, then you now know your mitochondria are in the battle for their lives, and yours.

___   PQQ regulates the recently-discovered cell signaling protein called DJ-1. As with PCG-1Alpha and CREB, DJ-1 is intimately involved in cell function and survival.

It has been shown to prevent cell death by combating intensive antioxidant stress and is of particular importance to brain health and function.This is possibly why Dr. Vickery showed those with Parkinson’s were affected by their faulty protein digestion, too.

DJ-1 damage and resulting mutation have been conclusively linked to the onset of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.

These findings shed light on the results of prior studies where a PQQ deficiency in juvenile mice,  resulted in elevated plasma glucose concentrations, a 20-30% reduction in the number of mitochondria in the liver, and consequent impairment in oxygen metabolism (producing profound fatigue).

All of these are just 3 examples of thousands of critical protein systems which will not be functioning properly if you are unable to digest proteins and fashion the thousands of products made from Free Amino Acids (F.A.A.) the completely-digested form that your protein food must become, but is not, at the moment.

As 95% of cellular energy is produced by mitochondria, and they cannot divide within healthy cells, as other cellular components can, it’s critical to cater to their well-being for our own survival.

Indeed, impaired mitochondrial metabolism is recognized as an underlying factor of many diseases, including diabetes.

Damage to the mitochondria within endothelial cells lining arteries is an underlying cause of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries i.e. the onset of heart disease).

Traditional risk factors for arterial disease like:

smoking

obesity

high blood sugar

high cholesterol

and high triglycerides

are all linked to mitochondrial injury!

And, critically, the accumulation of dysfunctional mitochondria within your cell(s), results in a vicious cycle whereby increased oxidative and glycation reactions disable more and more  mitochondria, eventually leading to your cell’s demise. This is happening in your body by the millions. Where’s the help?

Having the proper amount of digested, quality protein changes all of this.

Then your body can make PQQ and all the other necessary proteins and co-factors to get your enzyme systems operating properly.

Diabetes is NOT just about popping a Metaformin pill or injecting insulin — they DON”T take care of all these other important parts of your biochemistry!

The search has GOT to be about FINDING the Root Cause, and I think Dr. Vickery has.

When your body can begin healing itself because it finally has enough quality, usable protein, then it heals the other 2 main systems, which in turn, complete the Healing.

Corrected protein amounts enable:

___   spinal healing with resultant return to health of cervical autonomic nervous system sensors,  now able to give accurate feed-back of glucose state. Then, if needed, a chiropractic adjustment can straighten the spine and the adjustment will likely hold.

___  your body can heal its major glandular organ systems especially adrenals, pancreas, liver and thyroid. Once again, your adrenals can protect you; your pancreas will make its full-complement of  life-affirming products; your liver will be able to provide an effective back-up source of glycogen when your blood-sugar dips too low, and your thyroid will have a system producing energy for proper metabolism.

Get your doctor to work with Dr. Vickery. Contact him through http://www.supernutrient.com

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Last time, I introduced the revolutionary ideas, research and results of the 50 year career of Dr. Brice E. Vickery, DC who has solved one of the largest health puzzles of them all, one with serious implications for healing diabetes.

Some people look down their noses at Alternative Medicine’s practitioners, but a caring healer, of any discipline, who uses astute observation and organized responses, can find out answers which less interested or less capable physicians miss. Period.

I’m not going to get involved in The Debate, although you’ve probably figured out which side I’m on, because what I deal with here is RESULTS, and Dr. Vickery has them, by the boatload.

Read Part 1 here:
Diabetes Solutions – Dr. Brice Vickery

Now, to continue —

How does Dr. Vickery find out about these imbalances which most other physicians miss, in their typical “exam” —  barely examining or questioning you in detail  or just interested in reading off your “lab test results” and then disengaging, regardless of your continued complaint and symptoms?

Dr. Vickery says: “When I discover viral or bacterial infections in my patients, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “Other doctors I’ve been to never found these things, how do you identify these infections?” The answer is simple, I am using a testing method that will allow me to search for diseases I suspect may be harbored by the body.”

“The currently accepted methods for testing in the field of status quo medicine are mainly biochemical. There is nothing wrong with these methods; they work well in certain instances. For instance blood and throat cultures for strep are fine if the strep is in either of these locations. But what if you are harboring strep, or hepatitis C, or Staph, etc., somewhere else, maybe your heart, spine, or brain? How do I find it? ”

“If I used a blood test, it may come up negative. Does this mean that the diagnosis for the pathogen is negative? No, it means I have to find the method that will allow me to test for strep in all areas of the body. The biochemical testing methods used today are not invalid, it’s just that these methods only allow them to find diseases part of the time …”.

And, all of us who have ever felt frustration at our physician, when dealing with “chronic” and “real” symptoms, know this all too well.

Dr. Vickery explains that these “usual” biochemical diagnostics are an outgrowth of Newtonian physics. In the 1700s, scientist Isaac Newton showed us that there are Universal Laws, by which the cosmos and our planet work.

Einstein did not prove Newton wrong, rather Albert just proved that Newtonian laws only applied in certain spheres, which did not always include energy.

Albert Einstein’s brilliant formula E=MC2 proves that Mass IS Energy, so the mass (our body) IS made of energy. We are Energy, living-energy.

So, in the recent past, many innovative doctors have developed  testing methods based on energy (quantum physics) in order to find out things that Newtonian methods could not.

Ancient Ayurveda, humanity’s first medical system, from 5,000 years ago in India, along with Traditional Chinese Medicine all understood the unseen biological energy pathways — which today we call “meridians” and acupuncture’s mapping makes them fully accessible.

Then, Dr. George Goodheart, DC, founder of Applied Kinesiology verified and showed the meridians to be an effective source of deep, personalized, location-specific information of Health and of Illness. Use the link to learn more about Applied Kinesiology.

Energy medicine will be as Thomas Edison said a century ago, “the Medicine of the Future”. Well, it IS here today.

Energy Medicine has been evolving since the nineteenth century in Europe and America, and the FDA and the FTC, finally,  now recognize certain of these testing methods as emerging science (often they are shamed into doing so because Europeans have long since approved and are benefiting from these techniques and equipment for diagnostics).

Dr. Vickery has been using these methods for many years now. I personally had a “work-up” done 20 years ago by my Naturopathic physician, and it was spot-on; he used both applied kinesiology and a form of the other energy diagnostic tool  –  a type of electro-acupuncture diagnostic machine developed by Dr. Reinhardt Voll, MD.

Dr. Vickery says: “Using either electro-acupuncture or kinesiology with homeopathic medicines I can locate in just a few minutes the presence of many different pathogens and toxic metals, measure their levels, and pinpoint the tissues and organs in which they reside“.

No need for expensive and mostly ineffective lab tests. Why does this work?

Everything in the universe has an energy footprint.

One sees that in inanimate objects (e.g. using a spectrometer) AND in human and other biological forms (which is why Royal Rife‘s machine in the 1920’s was able to cure “incurable” diseases, once the pathogens energy-frequency was found, and that was validated by visiting physicians from the Mayo Clinic as well as physicians and academics from UCLA — before US Government Hooligan “Agents” stole the machine, lab notes and set the research back another 80+ years).

Energy signatures of all imbalances and pathogens involved, blocked and open pathways, strength of response — all provide the crucial information for an effective diagnosis and treatment.

Understanding the complex biochemistry of living systems, and with these energetic sign-posts, has enabled Dr. Vickery to understand the Whole Picture. And, smartly, he saw that giving the ill person’s body the most effective, natural building blocks (what your body uses very effectively to heal itself) was what was needed for Healing.

Just as the father of European Medicine, Hippocrates, said thousands of years ago, “Let Food Be Thy Medicine“,  Dr. Vickery took that one step farther.

Brice made a way for people to be able to ABSORB the vital  nutrients their bodies needed but were NOT getting, no matter how much healthy food they were eating, because their digestion was SO impaired. We learned what that special formula was and where to get it last time.

So, how does this help those struggling with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and diabetes (hyperglycemia – high blood sugar)?

Well, the source of most diseases is pancreatic overload or pancreatic burn-out, which means that you cannot DIGEST the food you take in. Period.

Because of the lack of alkaline pancreatic enzymes, your food will not be processed in a way that helps you to fuel and heal your body, and each successive day that this continues just adds to the downward spiral.

You ARE malnourished, especially in regard to protein, no matter how much protein you have tried to bring into your body. And, just any old enzyme supplement does NOT apply here.

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the common condition that Dr. Vickery finds in Fibromyalgia (FM) patients, too, leading to the root cause of FM, protein deficiency.

Hypoglycemia is a condition which has at least 100 different symptoms associated with it. For example, symptoms are: weakness, disorientation, headaches, slurred speech, tiredness or nervousness. If blood sugar levels become too low, even coma and death can happen. Sadly enough, doctors will often end up misdiagnosing this simple problem because they fail to administer a 6 hour glucose tolerance test or they misinterpret the results.

Diabetes and FM, along with all other disease, really starts, with pancreatic overload, which leads to loss of digestive function and then to protein deficiency in the body.

As mentioned, Dr. Vickery developed a highly efficient and accurate form of applied kinesiology, called the Vickery-Voll Test which allows him to test the three specific pancreas acupuncture points:

___  protein(1)

___   carbohydrate(2)

___   and fat(3).

If the number 2 point shows up, he knows that carbohydrate metabolism is impaired, which is the defining attribute of hypoglycemia.

This will happen when a person consumes too much sugar or refined carbohydrate, because your pancreas will work overtime secreting insulin to lower blood sugar and your adrenals will become stressed by producing high levels of adrenalin so that the liver cannot convert amino acids and fats to glucose to raise blood sugar back up again.

In this process all 3 acupuncture points will eventually register impaired metabolism.

But, it is with Point 1, protein deficiency, that FM finally occurs.

Meanwhile the thyroid gland is attempting to control the rate for utilizing blood sugar in your body, so it is working overtime also. That explains the epidemic of thyroid disease and obesity, too, from another source beyond the lack of detox mentioned in last week’s article.

The weakest link in your system determines how your body fails.

___ If the adrenals are the weakest, hypoglycemia will occur.

___ If the pancreas fails, diabetes will follow.

___ If the thyroid crashes, Hashimoto’s Disease could happen.

___ If the liver malfunctions, cirrhosis will develop.

Other glands also become involved in the imbalance including the hypothalamus, the pituitary and the sex glands.

Digestion becomes impaired as the pancreas stops making the necessary digestive enzymes, and now the entire body becomes deficient in proteins, its structural and functional building blocks, as well as necessary for nutrient transport and healthy immune response.

If the pancreas does not have the necessary amino acids it will not make digestive enzymes or glucagons (which allows the liver to convert glycogen, a sort of stored sugar, into glucose), nor will the adrenals make adrenalin (which allows the liver to convert protein and fats to glucose for balanced blood sugar.)

If the body cannot do these things blood sugars can never be properly balanced (no matter what medicine you take), and the glands will always be overworking to try to control an out-of-control situation.

Two things are necessary:

1. a low glycemic, low refined-carbohydrate, no sugar diet (gives over-worked glands a rest) (The Zone diet would be a good start.)
2. a balanced blend of immediately-available essential amino acids to start the system working properly again.

Dr. Vickery’s decades of experience shine through in his statement:

“But don’t make the mistake of thinking any amino acids will work, we already tried that, I had to develop a very specific blend of essential amino acids in the correct balance to one another. I want to make that very clear because if the amino acids are taken in the incorrect amounts or out of balance, you could just end up doing yourself more harm. All of my FM patients who have followed my FM program faithfully have gotten well. ” And, FM is the most-complex response in this symptom-cascade.

I may come back to another facet of this next time. Meanwhile, try to find a Holistic Physician who is “open” to working with you and to work with Dr. Vickery, (who wants to train more physicians in his method, before he dies).

What a shame it will be if we lose this opportunity. Jump on it!

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