Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 18, 2006

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Searching for information on vitamins and I come across the web page for Health Canada. I’m reading an article on the Safety of Vitamin E Supplements and there is a notice at the bottom of the page:

“The Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada is drafting guidelines on vitamin E to ensure that manufacturers provide appropriate information on product labels. Such information would include recommended dosages, the length of time products should be taken, and information on potential risk.”

Seems strange that they are doing this with vitamins. I hope they are doing the same for precription drugs. If Wendy Mesley had read a warning about the length of time her medication should be taken, maybe she wouldn’t have developed breast cancer.

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June 18, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 18, 2006

Woke up today and took my new daily dosage of vitamins and about half an hour later I feel that weird kind of feeling in my head. I had the same feeling yesterday and I figure it’s the shock of the vitamins working.

Around one o’clock I don’t feel so good. For the last few hours I have a weird mild pinching in my chest. It’s the same feeling I had the very first time taking B complex vitamins. I lie down on the couch to have a rest and I notice that I’m vibrating. How is this possible when I only took my vitamins a few hours ago? I have a theory…

Because most B vitamins vitamins are water-soluble, the body can only absorb so much while it’s present in the body. Doctor Google?

Water-soluble vitamins

  • B-complex vitamins and vitamin C are water-soluble vitamins that are not stored in the body and must be replaced each day.
  • Use of megadoses of vitamins is not recommended.
  • These vitamins are easily destroyed or washed out during food storage and preparation.
  • The B-complex group is found in a variety of foods: cereal grains, meat, poultry, eggs, fish, milk, legumes and fresh vegetables.
  • Citrus fruits are good sources of vitamin C.Vitamins are essential nutrients found in foods. The requirements are small but they perform specific and vital functions essential for maintaining health.

    The two types of vitamins are classified by the materials in which they will dissolve. Fat-soluble vitamins — vitamins A, D, E and K — dissolve in fat before they are absorbed in the blood stream to carry out their functions. Excesses of these vitamins are stored in the liver. Because they are stored, they are not needed every day in the diet.

    By contrast, water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are not stored; they are eliminated in urine. We need a continuous supply of them in our diets. The water-soluble vitamins are the B-complex group and vitamin C.

    Water-soluble vitamins are easily destroyed or washed out during food storage or preparation. Proper storage and preparation of food can minimize vitamin loss. To reduce vitamin loss, refrigerate fresh produce, keep milk and grains away from strong light, and use the cooking water from vegetables to prepare soups.

    Vitamin B-Complex

    Eight of the water-soluble vitamins are known as the B-complex group: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin and pantothenic acid. These vitamins are widely distributed in foods. Their influence is felt in many parts of the body. They function as coenzymes that help the body obtain energy from food. They also are important for normal appetite, good vision, healthy skin, healthy nervous system and red blood cell formation.

    Beriberi, pellagra and pernicious anemia are three well-known B-vitamin deficiencies. These diseases are not a problem in the United States, but occasionally they occur when people omit certain foods or overeat certain foods at the expense of others. Alcoholics are especially prone to thiamin deficiency because alcohol replaces food.

    When grains and grain products are refined, essential nutrients lost during processing are put back into these foods through a process called enrichment. Among the nutrients added during the enrichment process are thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, folate and iron. Some examples of enriched grain products are white rice, many breakfast cereals, white flour, breads, and pasta.

  • Another web site suggested taking 100 mg of thiamine three times a day to help any kind of deficiency because it is water soluble. I’m willing to bet the fact that I’ve been drinking 2 litres of water a day is minimizing the effect of the B vitamin absorbtion. I’ll try to cut down on my water intake for the week and see what happens.

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    Entry for June 18, 2006

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    I’ve always wondered why acidophilus has such an effect on me to feel better. I’ve taken two or more for every single day since I went to the Naturopath back in August. She suspected I had a flora imbalance. It stopped the bloating but it also stops the weird head pinching. So acidophilus must have an effect on the nervous system and if I don’t take it, I get my “weird symptoms” almost immediately.

    So let’s find out why:

    Acidophilus

    Acidophilus is a natural antibiotic, produces B vitamins, improves digestion, and reduces risk of colon cancer. Antibiotic therapy will destroy it. That’s why you need a probiotic supplement. Billions of bacteria live in your intestines. Some of them build your health while others tear it down. One of the most important bacteria in the beneficial category is Lactobacillus acidophilus

    Why Acidophilus Is Essential to Your Health

    Lactobacillus acidophilus is a vital key to your good health for several reasons:

    • Acts like a natural antibiotic to inhibit the reproduction of pathogenic “bad” bacteria in your GI tract that contribute to bowel, vaginal, respiratory, and urinary tract infections. It also inhibits parasitic infections.
    • Produces a broad spectrum of B vitamins (folic acid, B5, niacin, biotin, B12 and B6).
    • Aids in cholesterol normalization.
    • Improves food digestion and absorption. Dairy products are better tolerated by those who have lactose intolerance, because acidophilus helps to break down lactose (milk sugar)..
    • Reduces risk of colon cancer.

    What? Acidophilus produces a broad spectrum of B vitamins?? The Naturopath never suggested this? That’s why it has an effect on my nervous system. That’s why it was almost impossible not to take it. What a discovery. I was hanging on by a shoe string for so long.

    The Naturopath told me to take it for the bloating and digestion problems and it was working really well for that reason. But when I was telling her that it stopped the strange nerve tingling on the top of my head, I gave them the biggest clue to getting this solved and they chose to do nothing.

    They should be researching the things I was telling them if they didn’t understand or send me somewhere else. All I got was a lecture on the “Art of Medicine”. What a big wack of bullshit that is. If a person is doing something that makes them feel better, I’m willing to bet there is ALWAYS an underlying cause. ALWAYS. It has to be a B vitamin deficiency. But which one?

    I still can’t believe it.

    June 18, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

    Entry for June 17, 2006

    First night for testing the internal vibration with my version of the Hi-Potent B Complex. I lie down in the normal position and…

    NO VIBRATION!!!

    The Need for B FOOD Complex
    By Vic Shayne, PhD

    Nutrient Requirements & the Modern Diet

    The modern diet is severely lacking in many vitamins, minerals, essential fats, enzymes and other nutrients. Refined wheat flour (used in breads, cereals, pasta, etc.), rice, refined carbohydrate products, overcooked meats and seafoods and other processed and refined foods fail to supply most of the B vitamins required by the body for a wide array of tasks. Refined sugars, as found in “sweets,” or deserts and table sugars, for example, can deplete the body of B vitamins (as well as vital minerals).

    Because most of the population consumes vitamin-deficient foods, along with an overabundance of refined sugar foods, vitamin B complex deficiency is commonplace, leading to a wide array of symptoms ranging from chronic exhaustion to attention deficit in children and difficulties handling stress.

    The Power of Vitamin B

    Vitamin B Complex features many health benefits, but the top three that people are most interested in includes:

    • Giving you ENERGY
    • Emotional Health (fighting depression, and anxiety)
    • Stress relief

    Essentially, the problem of vitamin B deficiency exists because:

    1. There is an inadequate intake of vitamin B complex from dietary sources
    2. The daily diet, due to its content of artificial ingredients, sugars and toxic constituents, depletes vitamin B complex that may exist within cells
    3. Environmental toxins deplete vitamin B from the body
    4. Mental/emotional stress depletes vitamin B from the body, and
    5. Normal metabolism depletes vitamin B complex

    Possible Symptoms of B Deficiency

    The absence of vitamin B complex presents a wide array of possible symptoms, which is why many doctors over the years have told their patients they suffer from hypochondria, or that their health problems are “all in the head.” Yet, if we recognize all of the benefits of vitamin B complex, we readily understand how it is possible to suffer systemically in its deficiency.

    Vitamin B complex supports

    • energy
    • nerve transmission
    • heart health
    • emotional and mental processes
    • hormonal health
    • bowel function
    • muscle function
    • thyroid and other glandular health
    • digestive health
    • and much, much more

    One or More, Not Necessarily All, Symptoms May Exist WITHOUT adequate vitamin B complex intake:

    • Depression • Weakness • Fatigue • Indigestion • Forgetfulness • Constipation or diarrhea stomach pains • Vague fears • Decreased or increased appetite • Irregular heartbeat, slow pulse or fast pulse

    Muscular soreness • Achiness • Mood swings • Tingling and/or numbness in hands, feet, fingers • Loss of ability to concentrate • Loss of memory • Nervousness • Menstrual complaints (female)

    Cold hands and feet • Craving for sweets • Difficulty swallowing • Heart Conditions • Hypochondria • Sleep disturbances
    Anxiety • Inability to handle stress • Attention Deficit

    The vitamin B complex is essential in support of the brain and the rest of the nervous system; nervous, mental and emotional function; energy production; digestion and elimination; blood sugar or carbohydrate metabolism; blood-building factors (red blood cells); the liver, heart, kidneys and other organs; the endocrine gland system; production and regulation of certain hormones; normal growth and development; maintenance of mucosal, epithelial and eye tissues; many enzyme systems; protein and lipid (fat) metabolism; and more.

    Vitamin B pills fail where Vitamin B FOODS succeed

    There is absolutely NO SUBSTITUTE for real, whole, raw FOODS in providing vitamin B complex. Vitamin pills are not a viable source, simply because such pills containing vitamins as isolates (vitamins by themselves) do not offer synergists that exist naturally within foods. Vitamin B complex, like any other vitamin, mineral or nutrient, NEVER exists by itself in nature. In order to be effective, without side effects, vitamin B complex must be present along with cofactors (helper nutrients). These cofactors are only to be found in whole foods, either in the daily diet or in whole food concentrates.

    One in every twenty people were found to have at least a mild case of Beriberi. The data was gathered in a 2000 study by the National Institute of Health Mental division. Treatment is with thiamine hydrochloride, either in tablet form or injection. A rapid and dramatic recovery can be made when this is administered to patients with wet beriberi and their health can be transformed within an hour of administration of the treatment. Thiamine occurs naturally in fresh foods and cereals, particularly fresh meat, legumes, green vegetables, fruit, and milk.

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