Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 13, 2006

Brain and Nervous System

General Health Information

The brain and nervous system act as the bodys electrical system communicating millions of messages every second. The brain is the command center and coordinates incoming and outgoing messages from all over the body. A healthy brain and nervous system enable us to cope well and respond appropriately to the countless stimuli we encounter daily. Our nervous system can become overloaded and begin to malfunction if we do not maintain it properly as well as filter excessive stimuli or stress.

An important factor to a healthy nervous system is the proper balance of the brain’s neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit information from one nerve cell to another) such as dopamine, GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), and serotonin.  A healthy nervous system allows us to handle lifes ups-and-downs smoothly, and to feel more emotionally balanced.  Exercise, stress-management techniques, proper nutrition and diet can help to better balance the brain’s intricate chemistry.

Several key nutrients are necessary to supply the chemicals responsible for the formation of the brain’s neurotransmitters, thus helping to balance brain chemistry. When taken on a daily basis, supplementation with certain amino acids, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and herbs helps us feel more mentally balanced and provides us with an overall sense of well-being.

Wellness Plan for Support of Brain and Nervous Systems  

Well balanced diet

Regular exercise

Stress management

Supplement Recommendations:  Vitamins and Minerals – B-complex, folic acid, inositol, copper, manganese, potassium, zinc, selenium, boron, calcium and magnesium 

Antioxidants – coenzyme Q10, vitamins C & E, n-acetylcarnitine, melatonin, Pycogenol, grape seed extract, and NADH 

Essential Fatty Acids – DHA and omega-3 

Amino Acids – GABA, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamine, glycine, taurine, phenylalanine, 5-HTP, and tyrosine 

Herbs and Phytonutrients – gingko biloba, rosemary, sage, horsebalm, brazil nut, fenugreek, stinging nettle, gota kola, ginseng, ashwagandha, phosphatidylserine, DMAE, and huperzine 

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Entry for July 13, 2006

Nineteen days and still no test results so I call the lab again.

I give them my health card number and we go through the routine. She says they were completed on June 18th. I explain that I’ve spoken to my doctor who has only received one test out of four. She asks me to clarify the test results. I give her the three tests and I explain that it’s the Thiamine test that I am waiting for. She looks it up in her computer and says it will take 15 days so I politely inform her that today makes it 19 days.

She now tells me that for a Thiamine test, they ship it to their lab in London as the test is not done at the Toronto location and that is why it takes 15 days. She adds that it’s possible it’s taking longer because of the long weekend.

So I’ll give them one day credit for the long weekend.

Eighteen days and still no test results…

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Entry for July 13, 2006

Today I was googling the effects of vitamin A. There is no doubt that after a couple of days, it’s having an effect. My itchy watery eyes are gone and my nose feels a lot less stuffy. Almost like it has more lubrication than usual.

So I come across this web site that lists the following suggestions for Hay Fever:

  • Comb H  As directed on the label  A Polycrust of remedies for the relief of Hay Fever from New Era
  • Luffa Complex  As directed on the label  Best taken 1 to 2 weeks before allergy season and contine to use throughout season.
  • Co Q 10  30mg Twice daily  Improves Oxygenation and immunity.
  • Quercetin  400mg before meals twice a day  A Bioflavonoid that stabilizes the membranes of the cells that release histamine, which triggers allergic symptoms.
  • Vitamin A  100,000iu per day for 1 month, then reduce to 25,000iu. If you are pregnant Do NOT exceed 10,000 daily  A powerful immunostimulant.
  • Mega B100 Complex  1 tablet 3 times daily  B Vitamins are necessary for proper functioning of the immune system.
  • Vitamin C  3,000 to 10,000 daily  A potent immunostimulant and anti-inflammatory, use Time Released form. 

Aromatherapy
   
Essential oils are herbs for external use only whose essence has been extracted and highly concentrated. They directly affect the nervous system and are absorbed by the capillaries of the skin when used in the bath or massage. A few drops of cypress and melissa or Camomile oil in a warm bath are therapeutic for hay fever according to Mindy Green, a member of the American Herbalist Guild. For massage, dilute essential oils 10 drops to one ounce of carrier oil such as peanut or Sweet Almond. 

Essential oils directly affect the nervous system. This is interesting… I haven’t been using the oils as well as I should and I’ve missed the past two days and on those days the vibration has come back. I originally thought it was the vitamin D but now I might be thinking differently.

I won’t forget the oils tonight that’s for sure.

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