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Entry for July 06, 2006

Homeopathic Remedy

Cell Salts help absorb minerals

Magnesium Phosphate is found inside the cells of muscles, nerves, bones, the brain and spine. Deficiency affects muscle fibers and nerve endings. This shows the wisdom of using Magnesium Phosphate for muscle spasms in the back, and menstrual and leg cramps.

Magnesium is involved in more than 300 enzymatic reactions involving energy and nerve function. Homeopathic Magnesium Phos goes quickly into the system for prompt relief. Studies have shown that most adults are deficient in the mineral magnesium. Refined foods, pollution, non-absorption and insufficient ability of the body to utilize magnesium in the body are some of the causes. It is especially recommended that diabetics, individuals with heart disease and those with high blood pressure have their magnesium levels checked.

Magnesium Phos, especially in low potency 6X, can help your body utilize magnesium in the body and from food and is completely safe (unlike 500 mg supplements that can cause bowel overload with resulting diarrhea). Magnesium is one of the trio including Potassium and Calcium involved in muscle function. Magnesium deficiency has been linked with CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Consider Magnesium Phosphate when there has been nerve injury or damage. Injury recovery will benefit from Magnesium Phosphate. Magnesium Phosphate is indicated when nerve pain is shooting, darting, or spasmodic. Couple this with magnesium’s presence in the brain and you’ll see Magnesium Phosphate’s importance in neuralgias and headaches.

Cell Salts improve the body’s ability to absorb Magnesium. If lacking in Magnesium Phos, nerves are on edge with the inability to relax.

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Entry for July 06, 2006

Magnesium for Nerves

Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system. With this, it is frequently used to promote good sleep. But more importantly it can be used to calm irritated and over-excited nerves. This is especially useful with epileptic seizures, convulsions in pregnant women and the `shakes’ in alcoholism. Magnesium levels are generally low in alcoholics, contributing or causing many of their health problems. If magnesium levels are low, the nerves lose control over muscle activity, respiration and mental processes. Nervous fatigue, tics and twitches, tremors, irritability, hypersensitivity, muscle spasms, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, disorientation and irregular heartbeat all respond to increased magnesium levels. A common phenomenon of magnesium deficiency is a sharp muscle reaction to an unexpected loud noise. In most cases magnesium works best in combination with vitamin B6 and zinc.

Magnesium chloride can be beneficial in a wide range of diseases. These included diseases of the digestive tract such as colitis and gall bladder problems, Parkinson’s disease, tremors and muscle cramps; acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts and itching skin; impotence, prostatic hypertrophy, cerebral and circulatory problems; asthma, hay fever, urticaria and anaphylactic reactions. Hair and nails became stronger and healthier and patients had more energy.

Importance of Enzymes

Enzymes are substances that make life possible. They are needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in the body.  No vitamin, mineral or hormone can do any work without enzymes.  The metabolic enzymes run all of our organs, tissues and cells. They build our body from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.  You may have all the raw materials to build the above, but without enzymes you cannot even begin.

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Entry for July 06, 2006

Followed up with the doctor who did the test results for Beriberi. The secretary gave me a hard time saying that if I didn’t hear from them then the test result was normal. There is no way that it came back normal so it’s my guess that it’s not back yet.

I explained that it has been over two weeks and if it was fine, then I wanted to know. I think they should call everyone regarding the test results whether they are fine or not.

After a brief pause, she comes back on the phone and says they are still waiting for the Thiamine test.

Almost three weeks and still no results…

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Entry for July 06, 2006

High Tylenol doses linked to liver woes

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer
Tue Jul 4, 7:24 PM ET

CHICAGO – Healthy adults taking maximum doses of Tylenol for two weeks had abnormal liver test results in a small study, researchers found, raising concerns that even recommended amounts of the popular painkiller might lead to liver damage.

In the study, 106 participants took four grams of Tylenol equivalent to eight extra-strength Tylenol tablets each day for two weeks. Some took Tylenol alone and some took it with an opioid painkiller. Dummy pills were given to 39 others.

There were no alarming liver test results among the people who took the placebos. But nearly 40 percent of people in all the other groups had abnormal test results that would signal liver damage, according to the study that appears in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association.

“I would urge the public not to exceed four grams a day. This is a drug that has a rather narrow safety window,” said a study co-author, Dr. Neil Kaplowitz of the University of Southern California.

Heavy drinkers should take no more than two grams daily, Kaplowitz said.

Another co-author, Dr. Paul Watkins of the University of North Carolina, said he’s less worried than Kaplowitz, noting that acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, has been used for 50 years and has a good safety record.

The maker of Tylenol, McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, said its own research found much lower rates of abnormal liver results. The company’s studies tracked high-dose users over longer periods than did the new study.

“It doesn’t lead to liver disease and it usually resolves as patients continue to take acetaminophen,” said Dr. Edwin Kuffner, senior director of medical affairs at McNeil.

The researchers had been hired by the drug company Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, to find out why abnormal liver tests were showing up in people testing a combination drug containing the acetaminophen and the opiate hydrocodone.

Purdue Pharma stopped its hydrocodone study early because of the abnormal liver tests. Researchers Watkins and Kaplowitz thought they would find the culprit in hydrocodone’s interaction with acetaminophen.

“Our jaws dropped when we got the data,” Watkins said. “It doesn’t have anything to do with the opiate. It’s good ol’, garden-variety acetaminophen.”

Acetaminophen is more popular than aspirin or ibuprofen. Each week, one in five U.S. adults uses it for pain or fever, a 2002 survey found.

Acetaminophen is included in numerous over-the-counter and prescription medications, making overdose possible as people unwittingly combine drugs. Overdoses of acetaminophen are the leading cause of acute liver failure.

“A week doesn’t go by when I don’t have to talk to someone about how much they’re taking,” said Kathleen Besinque of the USC School of Pharmacy.

Watkins said people considering switching painkillers should know that others have their own side effects, such as internal bleeding and stomach irritation.

New research under way at the University of North Carolina may determine if acetaminophen’s effect on the liver continues for long-term, high-dose users, or if the body adapts, Watkins said.

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Entry for July 06, 2006

Last night was very weird. I felt no difference by not taking my regular vitamins but my allergies were very strong. I had a constant runny nose and sneezing. They haven’t been this strong since I stopped eating the microwaved food and I didn’t have any today or yesterday.

Is there a possible link to me not taking the B vitamins?

Adrenal  Stress and Allergies

Allergic reactions typically have an adrenal component. Most allergies involve
the release of histamine and other pro-inflammatory substances (substances that
produce inflammation).

Cortisol, one of the primary hormones produced by the adrenal glands, is a
strong anti-inflammatory (a substance that reduces inflammation).
In fact, the amount of cortisol circulating in the blood is the key factor in
controlling the level of inflammatory reactions in the body.

For this reason proper adrenal function plays an important role in mediating the
histamine release and inflammatory reactions that produce the symptoms
experienced with allergies.

With Adrenal Fatigue there is more of a tendency to experience allergies.
The more histamine that is released, the more cortisol it takes to control the
inflammatory response and the harder the adrenals have to work to produce more
cortisol.

The harder the adrenals have to work, the more fatigued they become and the less
cortisol they produce, allowing histamine to inflame the tissues more. This
vicious circle can lead to progressively deeper Adrenal Fatigue as well as to
larger allergic reactions.

I’ll take the B vitamins today and see if I have any allergy symptoms.

Here’s my new dosage:

2 – B complex capsules
2 – 250 mg Magnesium Oxide
2 – 150 mg Magnesium Citrate with 250 mg Calcium
3 – 500 mg Vitamin C

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