Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 04, 2007


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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.

Nutrition

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.

Bed-Wetting

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.

Nutrition

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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