Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 30, 2006

I had take out dinner tonight and the weird thing is I’ve been sneezing almost none stop since I got home with a runny nose. I had a turkey dinner and I don’t think it was microwaved food. Here’s what I had:

Turkey, mixed vegetables (corn, carrots & peas), roasted potatoes and a cabbage salad.

I ate the dinner with my vitamins including my old enzymes. Eating turkey and the cabbage is the only difference in my diet today. I’m beginning to think I have a food allergy and the new enzyme book talks about food allergies caused by a lack of enzymes. Of course it was fast food so who knows what was really added to the food?

Any time I get these symptoms again, I’ll track what I ate.

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Entry for August 30, 2006

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I’ve been reading a book now for a couple of days called “Micro Miracles: Discover the healing power of enzymes”. Here is what she says:

PAGE 17:

“Vitamins and minerals don’t activate until they unite with enzymes. If that doesn’t happen, they get flushed from the body unused. People may be taking supplements but all they are gettig is expensive urine.”

On page 33 she explains in detail what enzymes to look for and the dosage. I get a call from the health food store and the homeopathic remedy of Magnesia Phosphorica 30 C has arrived. While I’m there, I pick up an enzyme supplement that has most of the ones she talks about in her book. It’s called “DigestMore Ultra” and it’s made from plant enzymes.

I save my last capsules of magnesium and B complex and take them with the new enzymes…

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Entry for August 30, 2006

More about the wonderful effects of magnesium…

Deficiency Diseases and Good Nutrition: Magnesium

Magnesium works to support your bones, helps in the production of cholesterol, helps to activate many vitamins, aids in relaxing muscles, and is an essential factor in protein synthesis.

About 60-65% of the magnesium in your body in contained in the bones. Your bones hold on to magnesium pretty tightly. Even when the rest of your body has a deficiency, your bones will keep most of their magnesium. Only in situations of extreme deficiency will your bones give up their magnesium. Without magnesium, your bones would becomes spongy and could not support the weight of your body.

Cholesterol cannot be synthesized without magnesium. Bile, which helps your body digest fats, cannot be produced without cholesterol. Cholesterol is also a vital component of many hormones. Aldosterone is one such hormone, and helps to control the balance of minerals, one of them being magnesium. Aldosterone needs magnesium to be produced and it also regulates magnesium’s balance. Cholesterol is also needed in the production of sex hormones, to keep your reproductive system working correctly.

The stress coping hormones produced by your adrenal glands also require cholesterol for their synthesis. Cholesterol, along with lecithin and fatty acids (both require magnesium for their formation), are the main components of the myelin lining on the nerves. Myelin protects the nerves from “cross wiring”, and helps the nerve impulses to travel faster. Without adequate magnesium to produce these three lipids, your nerves can become ragged and worn out before their time. Magnesium has a calming effect on your nervous system. In fact, when taken in large enough doses, magnesium can have an anesthetizing effect.

Magnesium also has a calming effect on your muscles. Calcium stimulates the muscles to flex, and magnesium relaxes them. Without this relaxing effect, your muscles would cramp up. You may also experience muscle spasms and even convulsions, if you don’t get enough magnesium. Remember that your heart is a muscle, and the last thing you want is for it to spasm. Magnesium can prevent painful contractions at the end of pregnancy. It also helps to avoid eclampsia, which is convulsions and coma experienced by the mother after some deliveries.

Magnesium activates vitamins C and E. Therefore, if you don’t get enough magnesium, the vitamin C and E that you eat cannot be used, and your body would suffer symptoms of deficiency for those vitamins as well. Magnesium is vital to the production of parathormone, which regulates vitamin D synthesis from cholesterol compounds in your skin. The B complex also requires magnesium for their proper functioning.

Amino acids are the smallest component of protein. Magnesium is needed to properly produce and combine amino acids to make the specific proteins your body needs. Many of the body’s hormones, enzymes, and tissues are made of protein. Your body has to produce a lot of each to keep your body running smoothly. The constant repair of your body requires massive amounts of protein to be produced. Without magnesium, your body could not heal itself on the outside or inside. Thousands and thousands of cells in your skin die every day. Much protein is needed to keep it looking firm and beautiful. Your blood is dependent on magnesium to supply it with new proteins, some of which help to kill infectious bacteria and viruses.

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Entry for August 30, 2006

I have my follow up appointment with my regular doctor tomorrow. It’s been three weeks since the B2 injection so I’ll explain about my progress.

1) No tingling in my head since the B2 injection.
2) Looked up the possible cause of running out of B vitamins: Magnesium.
3) Discovered 19 symptoms of a magnesium deficiency.
4) Magnesium activates the B vitamins in the body.
5) Started taking Magnesium and the vibration stopped.
6) Switched to a Calcium/Magnesium combination and vibration came back.
7) Read that Calcium competes with magnesium for absorption.
8) Cut out Calcium and vibration stopped again.
9) Neurologist said I had I had a profile of anxiety. Possible chemical imbalance.
10) Researched cause of anxiety and chemical imbalance: Low levels of magnesium and B vitamins.

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Entry for August 30, 2006

I’ve always known that tuna made me feel better but I never quite understood why. It has very little B vitamins and some magnesium, but maybe it was the DHA content all along? Maybe, it was because it contained all three…

DHA

The most efficient natural source of pre-formed DHA and EPA is oily fish such as mackerel, sardines, herring, salmon and fresh tuna. Tuna oil is particularly interesting in that it contains a five to one ratio of DHA to EPA, which is similar to the ratio found in human breast milk.

Adequate DHA whether preformed or converted from ALA ­ is required to ensure the healthy function of cell membranes of neurons in brain grey matter and in the retina of the eye. Preformed DHA and EPA together help to maintain a healthy heart and circulation.

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Entry for August 30, 2006

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How to Properly Increase Intake of Omega-3 with Fish Oil to Protect Against Disease

You want to increase your overall health and energy level. You want to prevent heart disease, cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s. Perhaps you also want to treat rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, Raynaud’s disease and a host of other diseases. One of the most important things you can do for all of these is increase your intake of the omega-3 fats found in fish oil and cod liver oil, and reduce your intake of omega-6 fats.

These two types of fat, omega-3 and omega-6, are both essential for human health. However, the typical American consumes far too many omega-6 fats in their diet while consuming very low levels of omega-3. The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats is 1:1. Our ancestors evolved over millions of years on this ratio. Today, though, our ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 averages from 20:1 to 50:1! That spells serious danger for you, and as is now (finally!) being reported throughout even the mainstream health media, lack of omega-3 from fish oil is one of the most serious health issues plaguing contemporary society.

The primary sources of omega-6 are corn, soy, canola, safflower and sunflower oil; these oils are overabundant in the typical diet, which explains our excess omega-6 levels. Avoid or limit these oils. Omega-3, meanwhile, is typically found in flaxseed oil, walnut oil, and fish.

By far, the best type of omega-3 fats are those found in that last category, fish. That’s because the omega-3 in fish is high in two fatty acids crucial to human health, DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids are pivotal in preventing heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases. The human brain is also highly dependent on DHA – low DHA levels have been linked to depression, schizophrenia, memory loss, and a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Researchers are now also linking inadequate intake of these omega-3 fats in pregnant women to premature birth and low birth weight, and to hyperactivity in children.

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Entry for August 30, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: Extremely Weak
Morning Vibration Status: Extremely Weak

In the Anxiety kit from Shoppers Drug Mart and it talks about the chemical imbalance in more detail. So Doctor Google? I discover that deficient levels of magnesium and B vitamins can be a cause of a chemical imbalance. Interesting…that’s exactly what I told the neurologist… and he certainly didn’t offer any more information.

Understanding Chemical Imbalance

What is a Chemical Imbalance?

Over the course of the last three decades much research into the origins of emotional distress and disturbances have led researchers to embrace “chemical imbalance” as the leading cause. Though the exact mechanisms linking chemical imbalances and common disorders like anxiety, depression and ADHD are not completely understood, clinical studies and medical observations have been able to identify a number of chemical inconsistencies that occur in individuals who report experiencing symptoms related to these disorders.

Common chemical imbalances related to anxiety and depression related disorders that have been observed in clinical practice include:

  • Reduced availability of neurotransmitters like Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, GABA and acetylcholine.
  • Increased levels of toxic neurochemicals such as Homocysteine.
  • Lower levels of serum Magnesium, Zinc or Potassium.
  • Unhealthy, or deficient levels of essential vitamins like B6, B9, B12 and Vitamin-C
  • Undersupply of key cofactors like amino acids that are used to help transport neurotransmitter precursors into the blood-brain barrier.
  • Increased cortisol stress hormone levels.

What causes chemical imbalance?

After researching the causes of a chemical imbalance online I came to the conclusion that no one, not even doctors, scientists or clinical researchers, knows what exactly causes a chemical imbalance. In fact, it was virtually impossible to come up with a single source that could provide conclusive evidence.

If you would ask a medical professional the reasons and causes for anxiety or depression, their answer would most likely be “A chemical imbalance…” As a result, the first impulse for most medical professionals and patients alike is to prescribe an SSRI, MAOI or similar “chemical balancer” to treat the condition.

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