Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 07, 2007

So I tried the Joint Hypermobility test and scored four points out of a possible nine.

Although the Beighton score is a useful guide, doctors will now consider other factors and symptoms in order to confirm a diagnosis of hypermobility. The ‘1998 Brighton Criteria’, as they are known, allow for the fact that some people have hypermobility in fewer than four joints, and that hypermobility may also affect parts of the body besides the joints.

For a diagnosis of hypermobility to be confirmed your doctor would expect:

2 major criteria or
1 major + 2 minor criteria or
4 minor criteria or
2 minor criteria + a first-degree relative (parent, child, brother or sister) with confirmed hypermobility.

My four points fell under the major criteria and nothing under the minor categories. So I guess I don’t have hypermobility, but it’s all interesting.

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Entry for February 07, 2007


Test #5: Positive for another 2 points

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Entry for February 07, 2007


Test #4: Positive for 2 points

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Entry for February 06, 2007


The other day I came across a web site that suggested a magnesium deficiency could cause something called Hypermobile joints. I’ve never heard about this so I do some googling…

Anxiety and Psychiatric Disorders

Magnesium deficiency causes increased levels of adrenaline, which can lead to a feeling of anxiety. Rats who become magnesium deficient have an increased level of urinary catecholamine excretion (a by-product of adrenaline).

People who have mitral valve prolapse have also been found to have an increased state of anxiety and have an increased level of urinary catecholamine excretion, the exact same condition found in rats who are Mg deficient.

It is not surprising then, to find that people with mitral valve prolapse are usually low in magnesium, and that magnesium supplementation alleviates the symptoms of mitral valve prolapse and reduces the level of urinary catecholamine excretion, i.e. it also reduces the anxiety symptoms.

Researchers in Spain found a correlation between anxiety disorders and hypermobility. In fact, they found that patients with anxiety disorder were over 16 times more likely than control subjects to have joint laxity. If you put the study results together, then there’s a link between anxiety and hypermobility, a link between anxiety and mitral valve prolapse, and a link between mitral valve prolapse and hypermobility.

These studies tell us that anxiety disorders occur in many people who simply have mitral valve prolapse and/or joint hypermobility, meaning anxiety disorders are not specific to EDS or any particular connective tissue disorder.

Joint Hypermobility


If you have joint hypermobility, this booklet will help you, your family and friends. It explains what joint hypermobility is, what causes it, the usual symptoms, and what can be done to treat it. It also explains what you can do to help yourself – such as avoiding certain sports which will make your symptoms worse.

Joint hypermobility is not a type of arthritis (it just means that you can move some or all your body joints in a way that most people cannot) and it only affects a small number of people. It can be very mild with few symptoms and not need treatment, or it can be more severe in which case the joints may be easily dislocated. It can also help some people, for example dancers and musicians, who need flexibility in their joints in order to perform.

What is joint hypermobility?

If you have joint hypermobility, some or all of your joints will have an unusually large range of movement. You may have known that your joints were very ‘supple’ even from an early age. You may have been ‘double-jointed’, or able to twist your limbs into unusual positions. Athletes sometimes train to achieve what they call ‘flexibility’. Some doctors call it ‘joint hyperlaxity’.

How is hypermobility measured?

Variations between one person and another make it difficult to measure hypermobility. For many years the most popular system was that devised by Carter and Wilkinson and modified by Professor Peter Beighton. This system is often referred to as the ‘Beighton score’ and is still in use.

If you think you may have hypermobility, you can check your own ‘Beighton score’ using the tests shown in Figure 1.

Give yourself 1 point for each of the five simple tests you can do. Do the tests on the arm and leg on both sides of your body, so the maximum score is 9 points. Most people score less than 2, and only about three or four in a hundred healthy people score 4 or more points. If you score 4 or more in the tests and have had joint pains (arthralgia) in four or more joints for longer than 3 months then it is likely that you have hypermobility, but you should still consult your doctor to determine whether hypermobility is the cause of the symptoms in your joints, or whether something else is causing the pain.

Although the Beighton score is a useful guide, doctors will now consider other factors and symptoms in order to confirm a diagnosis of hypermobility. The ‘1998 Brighton Criteria’, as they are known, allow for the fact that some people have hypermobility in fewer than four joints, and that hypermobility may also affect parts of the body besides the joints.

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Entry for February 06, 2007

Late in the afternoon, I receive a call from the nutritionist. She needs to reschedule the appointment from tonight to Thursday night. I’m only half way through my symptom history log so I could really use the extra time.

No problem. Let’s make it for Thursday.

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Entry for February 06, 2007

I took the day off work today to prepare for my doctor’s appointment. I want to be fully prepared and organized so that nothing is missed. I spend the entire day documenting everything in a point form summary. Even in point form, I have 170 entries. I felt it was extremely important to detail everything. I’ve tried so many things, seen so many doctors and made my own discoveries, I’m giving the nutritionist everything in a complete package. It’s an advantage that no other doctor or health professional has viewed or asked about. This was my own initiative. Hopefully, it will have an impact.

Mar 01 2005 Treated our two cats for fleas
Mar 28 2005 Treated our two cats for tapeworm infection
May 12 2005 Walk-in Clinic for internal vibrations
May 14 2005 Blood and Urine test taken
May 28 2005 Heal pain diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis
May 28 2005 Follow up for test results: All normal. Blood pressure was high and RHOXAL-BISOPROLOL was prescribed.

May 31 2005 Tingling sensation on the left side of my body and very mild pinching sensation in my chest. Walk-in clinic: Stop taking medication.

Jun 08 2005 New family doctor: Suspected Thyroid or Diabetes
Jun 09 2005 Researched Thyroid and web site suggested eating fruit and vegetables. Started eating bananas, pears & peaches

Jun 20 2005 Complete Physical. Told him eating fruit stopped vibrations. Suggested eating one type per day to find best results.

Jun 28 2005 Follow up with Doctor for test results: All normal including the Thyroid. Told him Pears had the best effect when I eat three. He suggested it could be stress from my wife’s pregnancy. (5 months)

Jul 04 2005 Three weeks of eating fruit: Bananas made me feel ill, peaches had no effect and the pears? When I ate two to three pears a day, the vibrations stopped.

Jul 10 2005 I started having very weird pinching in my facial area and sometimes it was followed by a flush. Nothing dramatic, just one pinch and then nothing. Also had weird feeling on the very top of my head that felt like my nerve endings were twitching. I also started to notice that certain foods made me feel sick and I would feel bloated for a short time and then I’d feel fine the next day or after a warm bath.

Jul 15 2005 Noticed I would have three and four bowel movements within an hour timeframe. No diarrhea and no blood in the stool but it appeared very very small in size. Started food diary and recorded the frequency of bowel movements.

Jul 18 2005 Follow up with doctor. Told him about diet diary and ordered stool sample and ultrasound for abdominal pain and frequent bowel movements. Lost 8 lbs since last appt. and have loss of appetite. Suspected Colitis or Crohn’s disease.

Jul 19 2005 Suspected tapeworm infection because of the treatment of the cats a few months before my symptoms started.

Jul 21 2005 Discovered eggs in stool. (Turned out to be watermelon seeds)
Jul 26 2005 Follow up with doctor: Stool sample negative for parasites. Told Dr. Green of suspected tapeworm infection. Prescribed BILTRICIDE.

Jul 27 2005 Abdominal Ultrasound done: Results: NORMAL (Kidneys, liver, pancreas, stomach, and gallbladder)

Jul 29 2005 Started three day pineapple diet for parasites: Had no effect and on the third day I had a veggie burger for dinner and felt better.

Aug 01 2005 Around this time my wife and I are starting to buy things for the baby and for a while now I’ve noticed that I feel sick every time we go into the Toys R Us store on Thickson Road. I didn’t think much of it before now but it seems to happen every time we are in the store.

Aug 04 2005 Naturopathic Clinic: Suggested wheat intolerance and gave me ultra flora supplement, enzymes and told me to drink more water. Also suggested morning basal temperature for thyroid check.

Aug 10 2005 Follow up with doctor. I still have all of the weird symptoms. I feel tired and weak all of the time, don’t feel hungry, muscles spasms in my legs, muscles feel stiff, weird pressure pokes in my chest, face pinching with a flush sensation, a light tingling on top of my head that feels like nerve endings and of course the internal vibrations. Refers ,me to a gastro specialist.

Aug 12 2005 Morning basal readings: Monday – 36.05, Tuesday- 36.12, Wednesday- 36.01, Thursday- 35.98, Friday- 35.75, Saturday- 36.04 (Range 36.5 to 36.7) Urine Test results: Free radicals: Scale of zero to three I scored four. Stressed Adrenals: Scale of 17 to 25, I scored 29. Malabsorption was high scoring a 3-4 in the moderate/severe range. Suggested Candida diet for three weeks and started taking B6 complex supplement.

Aug 15 2005 Taking B6 complex supplement seemed to cause weird mild chest pain. No pain when I stopped taking it and returned when started again.

Aug 18 2005 Sharp pinch on the right-side front of my temple followed by flush. Called Telehealth: Nothing matched in their system. Mentioned internal vibration and again, turned up nothing.

Aug 26 2005 Follow up with doctor with new symptoms: Heart palpitations, pinching on top of my head, the face pinching followed by a flush, the weird chest pains and the stiff neck pain. He agreed that something was wrong but wants me to wait until I see the gastro specialist.
Sep 03 2005 Morning basal readings: Tuesday- 36.37, Wednesday- 36.02, Thursday- 36.15, Friday- 36.25, Saturday- 35.95. Hair Analysis sample taken. No improvement on Candida diet. Ran out of Ultra flora and didn’t think it was making a difference so I didn’t get another bottle.

Sep 06 2005 Strange nerve ending feelings on the top of my head again. Woke up feeling bloating and sick and took the day off work. Tried to find a replacement for Ultra Flora and found Acidophilus. Within hours felt improvement.

Sep 12 2005 Gastroenterologist recommends a Colonoscopy and Gastrocopy for exploration. General exam shows normal.

Nov 12 2005 Daughter was born via C-section. Very stressful day.
Dec 19 2005 Colonoscopy and Gastrocopy
Dec 23 2005 Discovered that vitamin C would stop the vibration.
Jan 09 2006 Follow up with doctor. Test results for Colonoscopy and Gastrocopy were normal. Doctor suggested that if taking vitamin C and Acidophilus made me feel better, keep taking it.

Jan 14 2006 Hair Analysis Test: Aluminum and Silver levels were both above normal. Started vitamin diet: Vit C (500 mg): 3x day, Cal/Mag: 3x day, Zinc: 1, Copper: 1, B6 Complex: 2x, Acidophulus: 2x

Jan 20 2006 Weird mild pinch in my chest when taking B6 supplement, Calcium/Magnesium made me feel sick. Stop taking the vitamins. Acidophilus and Vitamin C seem to be the only ones that have an impact so I continue with only those two.

Feb 14 2006 Discovered symptoms of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: I had twelve symptoms. Fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, tingling, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, palpitations, pain or pressure in the chest, shortness of breath, facial flushing, digestive problems.

Feb 18 2006 Bought EMF meter and discovered wireless intercom system was on night side table was extremely high in EMF. Checked bank account and it was purchased on March 14th, 2005. One month before the start of my symptoms. Unplugged wireless intercom.

Feb 19 2006 Next morning noticed difference in energy. Brain no longer feels zapped.
Mar 06 2006 Discover hydro transmission towers behind the Toys R Us store in Whitby. Recall another time at Subway sandwiches when I felt sick. It was on the same side of the street in the next plaza to the Toys R Us.

Mar 08 2006 Blood pressure reading:168/113

Mar 14 2006 Started Acupuncture for EMF symptoms. Blood pressure: 138/113. Wants me to switch vitamin C to a buffered form and only take 1000 mg per day. Suggested eating apples and oatmeal for breakfast. Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Mar 16 2006 Blood pressure reading: 125/85
Mar 21 2006 Acupuncture Blood pressure: 141/98 pulse: 88. Poor blood circulation
Mar 22 2006 Woke up around 5 AM and fe
lt like I could run in a race. I had a glass of warm water, a bowl of oats and it was off to work. I was so happy about the way I was feeling because I’ve never felt this good.

Mar 22 2006 “For lunch I had a tuna sandwich with apple juice. Around two o’clock I start feeling lightheaded, I feel “”weird”” like something is going to happen and the internal vibrations are a bit stronger. I have a burning sensation in my chest and I notice that my mouth is dry. The only thing I’ve done differently is I didn’t drink as much water in the morning and I forgot to take my Vitamin C.”

Mar 22 2006 “Walk in clinic: Blood pressure: 130/80. Requested blood test “”CK, TSH, LDL and HDL”” ECG was taken and it showed abnormal. Sent to cardiologist for analysis.”
Mar 23 2006 Around noon I’m starting to feel the internal vibrations again. Although I don’t have any other symptoms, I get the feeling this is the start of the same thing that happened yesterday. I’ve known for a while that taking a Vitamin C will stop the vibrations so I take two 500 mg pills before going to lunch and it seemed to make a difference. Then I realize I’ve reduced my vitamin C intake to 1000 mg per day instead of 2500 mg.

Mar 25 2006 Blood pressure: 189/132.
Mar 26 2006 Started getting a very weird feeling over my body and I am feeling very hot. I leave the store for some fresh air and purchase some bottled water. I splash some on my face, drink the rest and I feel a little better.

Mar 28 2006 Blood Pressure: 143/103 pulse: 86.
Mar 29 2006 Blood test results from Mar 22nd, are normal. Triglycerides : >2.3 is above normal and mine is 3.55.Hemoglobin: >170 is above normal and mine is 172. Hematocrit: > 0.49 is above normal and mine is 0.51. RBC: >5.70 is above normal and mine is 5.83.

Apr 05 2006 Blood pressure: 148/98
Apr 07 2006 Blood pressure: 130/79
Apr 11 2006 Blood pressure:140/89
Apr 18 2006 Blood pressure:132/86
Apr 23 2006 Switched to organic toothpaste and shampoo
Apr 25 2006 Blood pressure:137/90. Acupuncture regroup: Acidophilus settles my stomach, Eating pears will stop the vibrations, Vitamin C can effect the vibrations and get rid of the weird head symptoms. She says circulation has not improved after six weeks of cupping.

Apr 28 2006 My own research lead me to the parasympathetic nervous system and the link to cold hands and feet.Also mentions that the digestive tract may malfunction due to a lack of hydrochloric acid. One of the things that always makes me feel better is vitamin C which is asorbic acid and I need it in high doses for an Alkaline stomach.

Apr 29 2006 Discover Niacin deficiency and the relationship to the nervous system and the lack of hydrochloric acid. Also reduces blood pressure and increases blood flow.

Apr 30 2006 Discovered eating tuna will stop the vibration
May 01 2006 Acidophilus will stop the nerve tingling in my head
May 02 2006 Blood pressure: 138/95
May 03 2006 Discovered why bananas and the calcium/magnesium tablets made me sick: ALKALIZING MINERALS: Potassium: pH 14, Calcium: pH 12, Magnesium: pH 9

May 05 2006 Checked diet diary against acidic/alkaline foods and discovered I felt better when I ate acidic foods. (*Vitamin C intake not included)

May 06 2006 Baking soda stomach acid test: 60 minutes not a single burp
May 07 2006 “David Bridgeman from Austrailia: “Of all the people I test for allergies, 99.9% so far show severe sensitivity to any microwaved food”

May 09 2006 Blood Pressure: 127/95
May 12 2006 Noticed Plantar Fasciitis has disappeared. Discovered that Plantar Fasciitis can be caused by lack of circulation.

May 16 2006 Last acupuncture appointment. Still signs of poor circulation
May 16 2006 Started to notice signs of muscle weakness. Can’t hold the baby for more than a few minutes without feeling soreness.

May 17 2006 More research and I start to suspect Riboflavin deficiency. Eyes that are sensitive to light and vibration are symptoms.

May 20 2006 Started eating Fuji apples instead of Gala for the high antioxidants.
May 20 2006 Notice niacin seems to have an effect on the vibration
May 21 2006 Stopped microwave embargo and had a runny nose for two days.
May 23 2006 Started microwave embargo again.
May 26 2006 Plastic Chemicals Linked to Allergies: Benzyl Butyl Phthalate has been found to cause Allergic Rhinitis and it is used in microwaveable containers.

May 27 2006 Started Chiropractor for back pain and general check up.
May 30 2006 Benzyl butyl phthalate can be found in toothbrushes.
May 31 2006 Discovered the nutritional benefits of Wheatgrass. Started weekly dosage.
Jun 03 2006 Chiropractor
Jun 03 2006 Follow up with naturopath for new discoveries and a hormone test is suggested. (Estradiol, Testosterone, DHEA and Cortisol.)

Jun 04 2006 Discovered that I have Keratosis Pilaris: A very common genetic follicular disease

Jun 05 2006 Adrenal Imbalance: Allergies, Thyroid support and B vitamin deficiencies
Jun 07 2006 Purchased the RADIUS Toothbrush
Jun 10 2006 Chiroparctor: Blood pressure: 122/87. Recommended vitamin E for healthly nerves.

Jun 12 2006 Felt pulsing sensation in my head when underneath High voltage transmission lines in Whitby. Sensation disappears when I drive away.

Jun 13 2006 Discover that EMF exposure can reduce the hormone Melatonin. Started Melatonin before bedtime.

Jun 13 2006 Discover iridology and took pictures of each iris. Weird upward lines in the upper part of the iris in the area of the brain.

Jun 15 2006 Suspect Vitamin B1 Deficiency. Symptoms include: Tremor, lack of hydrochloric acid and a person would have difficulty getting up from a squatting position.

Jun 16 2006 Requested a B1 blood test. Doctor recommends testing for B1, B12, RBC folate and CRP.

Jun 17 2006 Discovered acidophilus produces B vitamins. After a week of taking vitamin E, my skin feels like new. Amazing results.

Jun 20 2006 Discovered link between B vitamins deficiencies and myelin sheath.
Jun 21 2006 Added Omega 3 at the suggestion of a friend.
Jun 23 2006 Tried supplement called Benfotiamine. (Fat soluble B1) Noticed that it would stop the nerve tingling sensation in my head.

Jun 24 2006 “Started reading Beyond Basic Health”” by Bernard Jensen. Mentions Iridology.”
Jun 25 2006 “Discover that magnesmium also has a “”tremor”” as a symptom.”
Jun 26 2006 Osteopath: Discovers plates in my head are stiffer than they should be and Cerebrospinal fluid is weaker than it should be.

Jun 28 2006 Started magnesium oxide
Jun 29 2006 Discover Mitral Valve Prolapse connection to Magnesium
Jul 01 2006 Iridology exam
Jul 03 2006 Added lecithin for myelin sheath support
Jul 03 2006 Tried epsom salts
Jul 04 2006 Hormone test results: Estradiol: 4.5 pg/ml (Within Range) ~ Testosterone 92 pg/ml (Above Range) ~ DHEA-S 17 ng/ml (Above Range) ~ Morning Cortisol 10 ng/ml (High Range)

Jul 07 2006 Osteopath
Jul 09 2006 Added Vitamin A and D to my vitamin schedule. Vitamin A 10000 IU & Vitamin D3 1000 IU

Jul 11 2006 Chiropractor
Jul 12 2006 Nutri-Body Questionaire for Iridology follow up.
Jul 13 2006 Effects of taking vitamin A: Itchy watery eyes are gone and my nose has less discharge/stuffiness than usual.

Jul 15 2006 Iridology follow up: Digestive: Signs of significant diet abuse and possible yeast indications. Nervous: This system shows a tendency to general exhaustion and general state of anxiety.

Jul 18 2006 Tried taking wheatgrass everyday
Jul 20 2006 Test results from June 16th. B1, B12, RBC folate and CRP all came back normal.
Jul 21 2006 Ultrastructural studies indicate that a riboflavin deficiency severely affects the structural integrity of myelin.

Jul 21 2006 Doctor agreed to riboflavin injections. If I can find it��� Explained my research with vitamin B1 creating the myelin nerve sheaths and how
a B2 deficiency can cause the reduction of them.

Jul 24 2006 Started taking brewer’s yeast for B vitamins
Jul 27 2006 Stopped taking brewer’s yeast. Severe thrush.
Jul 28 2006 Ordered injectable vitamin B2 from Romania through the internet.
Jul 29 2006 Chiropractor. Started taking Amino Acid Complex
Jul 30 2006 Discover SISU Super B Complex contains active forms of B2 and B6.

Aug 09 2006 Just as I was falling asleep, I heard a loud squeal of tires from very close and it sounded so loud, I thought a speeding car had lost control and was going to crash into a nearby house. Almost immediately, I starting vibrating. It seemed to stop when I relaxed and tried to go back to sleep. I wasn’t vibrating this morning until the alarm clock sounded.

Aug 10 2006 First B2 injection
Aug 11 2006 Osteopath
Aug 12 2006 Chiropractor
Aug 13 2006 Switched to magnesium taurate and started higher dosage
Aug 14 2006 Discover magnesium plays a role in myelin sheaths. Reorganize vitamins to focus on rebuilding the myelin sheath. B1, B6, B12, folate, vitamin C, D, and E, Magnesium, Omega 3 and Lecithin.

Aug 16 2006 “19 symptoms for a Magnesium Deficiency: 01) Peripheral nervous system tingling, 02) Vibratory sensations, 03) Muscle Weakness (foot and knees), 04) Mitral Valve Prolaspe 05) Anxiety, 06) Muscle twitching, 07) Chocolate cravings, 08) Photophobia, 09) Back ache, 10) Heart palpitations, 11) Fatigue, 12) Lack of energy, 13) Sleepiness, 14) Lack of Enzymes, 15) Easily startled, 16) High blood pressure, 17) Unregulated blood pressure, 18) Cold hands and feet, 19) High rate of cavities”

Aug 17 2006 Started Homeopathic Magnesium Phosphate
Aug 23 2006 Started eating more fruits and side effect was thrush.
Aug 27 2006 Carolyn Dean’s book Miracle of Magnesium
Aug 28 2006 Started taking enzymes. Noticed a difference when I ran out of Omega 3
Aug 29 2006 Diagnosed with Anxiety from a Neurologist. Recommended seeing psychologist or a psychiatrist.

Aug 31 2006 Second B2 injection
Sep 09 2006 Chiropractor
Sep 10 2006 Allergies from potatoes microwaved in a ceramic dish
Sep 11 2006 Started boron once a day
Sep 12 2006 Discovered water soluble ionic magnesium
Sep 15 2006 Switched to Magnesium Glycinate
Sep 21 2006 Riboflavin injection. Doctor suggested taking St. Johns Wort.
Sep 23 2006 Discover that candida can cause chapped lips
Oct 07 2006 Tried Glucosamine for weak knees: No difference
Oct 15 2006 Started Nu Life Opti-Mag 250. Krebs Cycle Complex
Oct 20 2006 “Follow up with Doctor. St. Johns Wort had no effect and he prescribes “”Paxil-CR”” 12.5 mg for anxiety. Asked for Triglyceride and B6 blood test.”

Nov 13 2006 Blood test for Triglyceride level was 2.4
Nov 13 2006 Started Flora G Plus for candida
Nov 17 2006 Started taking Paxil
Nov 25 2006 Switched to Nu Life Multivitamin
Dec 02 2006 Noticed very slight, but very heavy pulsing sensation while inside Home Depot close to Hydro transmisson lines. (Markham and 14th Ave)

Dec 07 2006 started the Yeast Buster Kit from Inno-vite
Dec 08 2006 Follow up with doctor and he wants to increase dosage of paxil.
Dec 20 2006 Added Olive Leaf and Black Walnut
Dec 26 2006 Started extra strength Kyolic garlic supplement at 1000 mg
Dec 31 2006 Started 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)
Jan 02 2007 Stop taking 5-HTP as it seemed to cause heart valve chest pain (MVP)
Jan 05 2007 B6 results come back normal
Jan 06 2007 Check iris and compare iridology pictures: No change
Jan 07 2007 Made list of vitamins and minerals that are destroyed by high sugar intake: Vitamin B (complex), Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid), Niacin (nicotinic acid), Choline, Inositol, Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium.

Jan 07 2007 Started lecithin again
Jan 08 2007 Started eating garlic and plain yogurt for candida
Jan 12 2007 Grapefruit seed extract and garlic supplements
Jan 14 2007 Switched back to raw garlic cloves
Jan 14 2007 Discover the link between low potassium, stressed adrenals and magnesium
Jan 16 2007 Added coconut oil. Stopped raw garlic.
Jan 20 2007 Started oregano oil
Jan 22 2007 Stopped oregano oil due to chest pain. Switched back to raw garlic cloves
Jan 22 2007 Started St. Johns Wort again
Jan 24 2007 Started candida diet. Discover link between vitamin K and candida
Jan 25 2007 Muscle spasms in leg. Suspect calcium as I haven’t changed magnesium.
Jan 27 2007 Started Chromium
Jan 31 2007 Started Amino acids again
Feb 03 2007 Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Body Chemistry and Nutrition Page 22: The following conditions indicate amino acid deficiency: – Anxiety, Candida Albicans, Magnesium deficiency

One thing is for sure…I’ve tried everything to get this health issue resolved so you can’t say it wasn’t from a lack of trying!!

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Entry for February 05, 2007

With me focusing on potassium lately, I came across this article that mentioned a prolonged deficiency causes the body to lose calcium and potassium.

Magnesium (Mg)

Functions: Essential for enzyme activity; aids in the body’s use of the B vitamin and vitamin E, fats and other minerals, especially calcium; helps provide good bones and muscle tone; contributes to a healthy heart; balances acid alkaline condition of the body; helps prevent build-up of cholesterol; necessary for normal, healthy heart functions.

Signs of Deficiency: Muscle cramps, kidney stones and damage, heart attacks, atherosclerosis, disorientation and nervousness, epilepsia and faulty protein utilization. A prolonged deficiency causes the body to lose calcium and potassium, creating a deficiency in those and other metals; involved in protein synthesis.

Sources: Sesame, sunflower, pumpkinseeds, nuts (especially almonds), and whole grains, green leafy vegetables.

A Mineral for All Symptoms

Several studies indicate that many people with mitral valve prolapse are low in magnesium. Moreover, in one study by researchers at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, people with mitral valve prolapse who took 250 to 1,000 milligrams of magnesium daily had a 90 percent decrease in muscle cramps, a 47 percent decrease in chest pain, and a definite decrease in blood vessel spasms.

This study revealed other benefits, too. People had fewer heart palpitations, the rapid or irregular heartbeat that’s accompanied by a fluttering sensation. Magnesium also helped to regulate heartbeat in those with a type of arrhythmia called premature ventricular contraction. People taking magnesium also reported fewer migraines and less fatigue.

Magnesium has a body-wide calming effect, Dr. Weiss says. “In addition to being jumpy and irritable and nervous, many people with mitral valve prolapse also have muscle fatigue and stiffness throughout the body, and magnesium helps with all those things.”

People who are going to respond to magnesium generally do so fairly quickly, within a week or less. If you have heart or kidney problems, check with your doctor before taking supplemental magnesium

Kava Calms Jittery Nerves

If anxiety and irritability continue to be a problem even after someone has been taking magnesium for a few weeks, Dr. Weiss recommends kava, a South Seas herb. Kava eases anxiety but doesn’t leave you feeling spaced- out or produce a hangover effect, he says.

Kava’s talents shine in several European studies. In one, people taking 100 milligrams of kava extract three times a day for four weeks had fewer signs of nervousness. They were also less likely to report symptoms of heart palpitations, chest pain, headaches, and dizziness than people taking an inactive substance (placebo).

Dr. Weiss recommends 100 milligrams two or three times a day. Take one dose before bed to help you sleep, he suggests.

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Entry for February 05, 2007

With me starting Zinc for my nerves, have I noticed any difference? Nope. But the interesting thing is I was looking up hair mineral analysis again and came across low zinc levels having an effect on a high Aluminium reading.

Aluminium – High

The Aluminium (Al) level in hair is a reliable indicator of assimilation of this element, provided that hair preparations have not added exogenous Al. Al is a nonessential element that can be toxic if excessively assimilated into cells. Excess Al can inhibit the formation of alpha-keto glutarate and result in toxic levels of ammonia in tissues. Al can bond to phosphorylated bases on DNA and disrupt protein synthesis and catabolism. Al excess should be considered when symptoms of presenile dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are observed.

Hair Al is commonly elevated in children and adults with low zinc and behavioral/learning disorders such as ADD, ADHD and autism. Individuals with renal problems or on renal dialysis may have elevated Al. A complex of malic acid and Magnesium has been reported to be quite effective in lowering Aluminium levels.

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Entry for February 04, 2007


After reading that sugar can have an effect on appendicitis, I decide to do some more research. My mother tells a story where I had really bad stomach pains when I was around seven years old. The doctor’s couldn’t find anything obviously wrong so one day it was so bad, she took me to the hospital emergency. There it was decided to do exploratory surgery to find out what the problem was. They came back with appendicitis and I had an appendectomy.

So here we go again…I’ve mentioned this to to every doctor so far because when I start with a new doctor, there is always the generic form that I need to fill out and the section that includes surgical procedures. How many mentioned that one of the causes of appendicitis was poor diet? Not one.

I always knew I had a long history of poor diet and high sugar I just never realized there was early warning signs at such an young age that of course went ignored.


In England and Wales, a study was performed to review whether low intake of fiber and high intake of sugar and meat may influence the development of acute appendicitis. The study evaluated the dietary habits of 49,690 patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis. Although no specific correlation was found with sugar or meat, the analysis did suggest that the more fresh and frozen green vegetables and fresh and processed tomatoes people ate, the less likely they were to develop appendicitis. The researchers concluded that eating green vegetables—particularly cabbages, cauliflowers, peas, beans, and Brussels sprouts—and possibly tomatoes may protect against appendicitis.

Another study reviewed the link between abdominal microbes and the immune system in children with acute appendicitis who had or had not been breastfed. Children (mean age 7 to 8 years) with acute appendicitis were less likely to have been breastfed over a long period of time compared to a group of randomly selected children from the same geographic area. The authors suggest that human milk may boost the immune system, and it may make infections and inflammation less severe.

Another early sign of health issues? I had bed wetting problems as a child and now I’m wondering if this was a sign of poor diet and even a sign of a copper imbalance even then?

Children’s Biochemistry

Every human being begins life as a fast oxidizer. This means their hair tissue calcium and magnesium levels are low in comparison with the tissue sodium and potassium levels. Some characteristics of fast oxidation include a rapid pulse and a high degree of nervous sensitivity or irritability. Fast oxidizing children are more active. Very fast oxidation produces extreme irritability, inability to relax and often aggressive behavior. Fast oxidizers require dietary fat and calcium such as that found in full-fat milk. Children may remain fast oxidizers for years. However, in general, as one ages the oxidation rate slows.


Children with a copper imbalance display this symptom more than other children. A copper deficiency or excess (biounavailability), can cause excessive nervousness that may result in poor bladder control. When the copper imbalance is corrected through a nutrition program, often the bed-wetting problem subsides.

Sugar and Carbohydrate Sensitivity

Many children are highly sensitive to sugar and any form of sweets in their diet. One reason for this is a fast oxidation rate. Fast oxidizers burn their food at a faster-than-normal rate. Many children are also born today with deficiencies of manganese, zinc, chromium and vanadium. These elements are involved in blood sugar regulation.

Sugar is a rapidly-absorbed food. When a high-sugar diet is coupled with a rapid rate of oxidation, it is like pouring gasoline on a fire. There is a dramatic rise in the blood sugar level, stressing the sugar regulation mechanisms and altering calcium and phosphorus levels. This can have profound effects upon mood and behavior.

Avoidance of all sugar-containing foods is a necessity for many children, especially those prone to strong sugar reactions. A diet high in sugar and carbohydrates also aggravates a chronic zinc and magnesium deficiency. Yet zinc and magnesium are precisely the minerals needed to help calm down these children. Fast oxidizers require a diet higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates. In some children, extra protein will help control blood sugar fluctuations.

Supplementing deficient minerals and feeding children a nourishing, appropriate diet for their oxidation type can help prevent and correct excessive sugar sensitivity.


Give your child foods high in silica, calcium and magnesium. Sesame seeds, almonds, porridge, milk pudding with figs and bananas are good sources of these minerals. Calcium and magnesium relax the system and can help counteract the nervous tension which often provokes bedwetting. All nutrients are important for healthy development of the body. Silica is highly recommended for strengthening the urinary tract, kidneys and bladder.

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Entry for February 04, 2007

My father in law and my father are type O blood type. My father in law was diagnosed with celiac a few years ago and always felt that his family had a long history of it. Could it be related to their blood type? My father doesn’t have celiac but is he at risk?

Different Blood Types

Another modifying factor, according to Ann Louise Gittleman, in personalizing one’s diet, is blood type. She explains how blood types A, B, AB, and O appeared at different times throughout the progression of generations throughout the world, and how these blood types connect us to our past.

According to her report on the work of Dr. James D’Adamo, and his son, Peter, also a physician, in their extensive research of blood groups as relates to biochemistry, diet, and disease, (scientific documentation listed in her References) Dr. James D’Adamo, in his book oriented for the lay reader, “The D’Adamo Diet” published by McGraw-Hill, 1989), found that Blood type A people did well on a vegetarian or near-vegetarian diet, and so did those with the very rare type AB, but type B people need more animal protein, whereas type O finds it almost impossible to remain healthy on a vegetarian diet. Type O’s, according to the D’Adamo’s research, have been found to have a much greater genetic need for animal protein and fat.

The first blood type that researchers in this field have been able to determine is type O. Animal meat was the primary source of food on a daily basis, supplemented with roots, leaves, wild grains, and plant foods, and since dairy products were unheard of, present day type O’s, would, more than likely, have difficulty in digesting dairy products.

Applying this reasoning to the idea that it takes millions of years for humankind to evolve, moving through time and place in search of food, that since sugar has only been available to us in its refined state over the last 150 years, it’s theorized that that’s why so many people have such trouble with it.

Further, Type O’s according to this research, “have a greater predisposition to celiac/sprue disease, which is caused by a genetically inherited metabolic inability to digest foods that contain gluten, specifically, wheat, rye, oats, barley…” — the “new foods” that were introduced long after the appearance of type O.

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Entry for February 04, 2007

Here’s is an excerpt from another blogger on the effects of sugar and the need for chromium supplements:

Alcoholism, Candida, Diabetes & Hypoglycemia

It might be hard to find the commonality in this list but all of these issues are related to the inability to process sugar easily. Sugar issues are out of control in today’s world because of the modernization of the food industry.

Nature in her wisdom built signals into the inner workings of the human body. Each organ has an affinity and need for a particular mineral. The pancreas is the organ that largely controls sugar levels in the body and it has an affinity for the mineral chromium. When the pancreas requires additional chromium, the only way it can tell the brain to go find some is to make us crave something sweet. Sounds pretty simple, “need energy, eat something sweet, natural sweets contain chromium, everyone’s happy!” Sugar cane, maple syrup, dates, figs, all of the brown, sweet foods naturally contain chromium.

So what’s the problem? The food industry decided that white is better than brown. Then they created machinery that takes the brown out of these natural sweets. Can you guess where the chromium is in these foods? You’re correct if you said, “in the brown part!” Now comes the real problem. When the body needs chromium, the message is “eat something sweet” and the craving will go away. When you eat something sweet that has had the chromium removed, the craving doesn’t go away. This starts a vicious cycle of cravings and addictions, to say nothing of sugar imbalances and weakness of the pancreas.

Brown sugar contains no chromium. Commercial brown sugar is refined white sugar to which caramel coloring has been added. Most maple syrups contain no chromium, in fact, they don’t even contain maple syrup! They’re high fructose corn syrup with artificial coloring and flavoring added. The more natural sweeteners, like Sucanat® or Sugar in the Raw, do contain chromium so they’re more able to satisfy a craving, but they have a glycemic action in the bloodstream so they should also be used in moderation.

High blood sugar and low blood sugar are self-explanatory as sugar issues but alcoholism and candida might need additional explanation. Alcohol is a highly refined carbohydrate that goes into the body as a simple sugar. Candida is an opportunistic organism whose diet is almost exclusively sugar. Sugar also provides a sticky environment for candida to become entrenched and resistant to the normal cleansing processes of the body.

Where do you start? Obviously, you want to supplement with chromium. The most natural form is called GTF Chromium (glucose tolerance factor). It’s most readily used by the body without the irritation caused by other forms, such as chromium picolinate. It only takes small amounts of this inexpensive nutrient for you to notice a difference in sugar and carbohydrate cravings.

A combination, aptly called Sugar Reg™, contains chromium in addition to other herbs and minerals known to reduce cravings and control sugar levels in the blood. Again, it’s nice to have a combination that blends several components that work together without having to open a lot of different bottles and trying to figure out the correct proportions of the nutrients.

Another important supplement is the amino acid l-Glutamine. This amino acid is critical for brain function. This requirement of the brain is one of the main reasons for the ‘sweet craving’ signal from the pancreas. The brain works so hard and so continuously that it requires the most energy of any organ in the body. L-Glutamine quickly raises energy levels and improves cognitive function within minutes, in addition to turning off the cravings like a switch. Many alcoholics and drug addicts report almost immediate results when taking this supplement sub-lingually.

A great boon to those who suffer from candidiasis is the sweetener called Stevia. This no-calorie sweetener is 50 times sweeter than sugar and is nutritive, unlike its white sugar counterpart.

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Entry for February 04, 2007

Since I’ve determinded that a long term diet of high sugar is possibly the main cause of my vitamins/mineral deficiencies, what other things does it effect in the body?

The list was staggering!!!!

146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health

By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9. Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
22. Sugar contributes to obesity
23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
26. Sugar can cause asthma.
27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
46. Sugar causes food allergies.
47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
52. Sugar can change the structure of protein.
53. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
54. Sugar can cause cataracts.
55. Sugar can cause emphysema.
56. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
57. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
59. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
60. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
61. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
65. Sugar can damage the pancreas.
66. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
67. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
70. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
73. Sugar can adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders..
74. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
75. Sugar can cause depression.
76. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
77. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
78. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
79. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
80. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
81 High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.
82. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
83. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
84. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
85. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.
86. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
87. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
88. Sugar can lead to dizziness.
89. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
91. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
92. Sugar feeds cancer.
93. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
94. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
95. Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
96. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
97. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
98. Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
99. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
100. Sugar is an addictive substance.
101. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
102. Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
103. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
105. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
107. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
108. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
109. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
110. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
111.. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
113. Sugar increases the risk of polio.
114. Hi
gh sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
115. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
116. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
117. Sugar may induce cell death.
118. Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.
119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
120. Sugar can lead to prostate cancer.
121. Sugar dehydrates newborns.
122. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men.
123. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
124. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
125. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
126. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
127. Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
128. Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
129. Sugar induces salt and water retention.
130. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
131. As sugar increases in the diet of 10 years olds, there is a linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients.
132. Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.
133. Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
134. Sugar causes constipation.
135. Sugar causes varicous veins.
136. Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
137. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
138. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.
139. Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
140. Sugar can be a factor in asthma.
141. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
142. Sugar could affect central reward systems.
143. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
144. Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.
145. Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
146. Sugar can cause liver tumors.


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