Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for September 14, 2007


It is true we live in a wealthy nation that should be able to afford the best nutrition for its inhabitants. However, it is perplexing that people still use this fact to support the theory that vitamin or mineral deficiencies are rare…especially when one of the most common diseases linked to Westernization, osteoporosis, comes from Calcium deficiency!! Additionally, there are many more illnesses that are common in the Western world that have nutritional links supported by solid science. One example of a mineral deficiency that affects our health is Zinc deficiency. It has been well documented, and recently publicized, that even a minor deficiency in Zinc inhibits healthy immune function. It is clear that we should be radically changing our diets to provide all the necessary vitamins and minerals. At the very least, we should supplement with forms that are bioavailable.

Deficiencies or imbalances in certain minerals can affect the following body systems:

Immune System: Cu, Zn, Fe, Se
Energy Production: Mg, P, Mn
Hormone System: Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Mg, K
Vitamin Production: Co
Blood Production: Cu, Fe
Enzyme Systems: Zn, Cu, K, Mn, Mg, Fe, Ca, Mo
Skeletal System: Ca, Mg, Zn, Mn, B, P
Reproduction: P, Cu, K, Mn, Zn, Mg


September 26, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 13, 2007

Did some more research into the amino acids and came across some interesting things. There are three amino acid deficiencies that are seen in people with candida. I already have Taurine so I do some reading about Arginine and discover it’s another amino acid that is a precursor to GABA. I’ll see if can pick up some Arginine and Glycine.

Main Functions:

Essential for normal immune system activity.
Necessary for wound healing.
Assists with regeneration of damaged liver.
Necessary for production and release of growth hormone
Increases release of insulin and glucogen. Arginine is the most potent amino acid in releasing insulin.
Assists in healing through collagen synthesis
Precursor to GABA, an important inhibitory neurotransmitter
Aids in wound healing

Arginine Deficiencies Seen In:

Immune deficiency syndromes.

Main Functions:

Part of the structure of haemoglobin.
Part of cytochromes, which are enzymes involved in energy production.
Inhibits sugar cravings.
One of the 3 critical glycogenic amino acids, along with serine and alanine.
Involved in glycogen production, which assists in glycogen metabolism.

Glycine Deficiency Seen In:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Viral Infections

Main Functions:

In the nervous system, stabilises cell membranes, which raises the seizure threshold, and helps treat epileptic seizures.
Acts as inhibitory neurotransmitter and is as potent as Glycine
Anti-convulsant effect is long-lasting and can be confirmed both clinically and by repeat EEG’s (electroencephalograms).
Anti-oxidant. Slows down the aging process by neutralising free radicals.
Highest concentration of Taurine is in the heart.
Reduces risk of gall stones by combining with bile acids to make them water soluble.
Involved in stabilization of heart rhythm. Loss of intracellular Taurine in the heart leads to arrhythmias.
Useful in treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).
Strengthens neutrophils (white blood cells/part of immune system) in their ability to kill bacteria.
Useful in brain injury
Decreases cholesterol levels

Highly concentrated in the eye.

Taurine Deficiency Seen In:

Parkinson’s disease
Cardiac insufficiency
Kidney failure

So there is a link between a Taurine deficiency and candida. The only problem with this is that a zinc deficiency can cause Taurine levels to rise. I have candida and low zinc levels? So is my Taurine low or high?

September 23, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 12, 2007

Tonight I made a huge mistake…again. Because the garlic was working so well, I took three capsules instead of the recommened dosage of two. By late afternoon I start feeling the upset stomach so I take some acidophilus but it had no effect.

I try to go to bed early and get some sleep but I end up waking around midnight and I was feeling really hot and nauseous. Then, I get the feeling that I’m going to puke and within minutes, I ran to the bathroom and puked. I also had some diarrhea at the same time so it was not fun.

Sometimes I’m very impatient looking for results. But tonight it wasn’t worth it. I’ll take it slow from now on…

September 23, 2007 Posted by | Health | | Leave a comment

Entry for September 11, 2007

WOW! The garlic works this time. You are supposed to change up the anti-fungals ever few weeks so this is fantastic. Another thing that seems to work better this time? Taking acidophilus after the antifungals. I’ve always read that you should replace your intestinal flora as you kill off the candida. I never noticed any difference…until today.

These all have to be clues that my minerals are somewhat balanced…but the candida still exists.

September 23, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 10, 2007

No vibration again!

Since taking GABA seems to have an effect on the vibration, I start looking up the function of amino acids and there are several things that are a precursor to GABA. Using some logic, it would only make sense that something must be low to cause a GABA deficiency. Glutamine is one of them and is used to treat anxiety.


* Provides about 80% of the body’s pool of free nitrogen.
* Reduces craving for sugar, alcohol and other drugs.
* Improves nutrient absorption.
* Important with inability to gain weight (cachexia).
* Useful with impotence, allergies, senility, fatigue, peptic ulcers.
* Converted in the brain to the neurotransmitters glutamic acid and GABA.

Glutamine easily passes through the blood-brain barrier, a protective barrier formed by the red blood cells and the glia of the brain that protects the brain from any toxins, bacteria, and viruses, etc., that are circulating through the bloodstream. Inside the brain glutamine may be converted into glutamic acid, another amino acid that helps sustain proper brain function; it also increases levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in the body.

L-glutamine supplements may improve mental function and have been used to treat epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, and senility. Glutamine is also an important source of energy for the nervous system. If the brain is not receiving enough glucose, it compensates by increasing glutamine metabolism for energy. Glutamine users often report more energy, less fatigue and better mood.

Glutamine Deficiency Seen In:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Anxiety and Panic Disorders

September 23, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 09, 2007

No vibration!

I found some garlic supplements that I stopped using the first time around because they didn’t seem to have an effect on the candida. I’ll try adding that to see if it works this time.

September 23, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 08, 2007

Well I can’t really say that there is a difference using the Glutathione and Taurine. So it’s off the health food store once again. This time, I pick up some GABA. GABA and is helpful for brian function and used for anxiety.

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) Supplements

GABA is an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter, chemicals that facilitate communication between nerve cells. GABA, which is produced by the brain, suppresses nerve impulses related to stress and anxiety. In a healthy, well-nourished person, the brain produces sufficient amounts of GABA.

However, since many people eat poor diets and are over-exposed to environmental toxins, GABA levels may fall below optimum amounts. A low level of GABA is associated with a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, irritability and sleeplessness.

GABA is manufactured in the body from another amino acid, glutamic acid. GABA essentially acts as a tranquilizer in the body, and its effects are comparable to prescription drugs such as Valium and other tranquilizers. Because GABA helps to subdue the firing of nerve cells in the brain, it may be useful for treatment of disorders thought to be linked to over stimulation of the brain’s motor centers, such as epilepsy and attention deficit disorder. Research indicates that it may also help treat alcoholism by reducing alcohol cravings, which have been shown to respond to treatment with the precursor of GABA, glutamic acid, as well.

September 23, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 07, 2007


Glutamate and GABA: A System in Balance

Glutamate and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) are the brain’s major “workhorse” neurotransmitters. Over half of all brain synapses release glutamate, and 30-40% of all brain synapses release GABA.

Since GABA is inhibitory and glutamate is excitatory, both neurotransmitters work together to control many processes, including the brain’s overall level of excitation. Many of the drugs of abuse affect either glutamate or GABA or both to exert tranquilizing or stimulating effects on the brain.

GABA and glutamate regulate action potential traffic. GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, stops action potentials. Glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter, starts action potentials or keeps them going.

GABA assumes an ever-enlarging role as a significant influence on ADD, ADHD, stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as stress-induced illnesses. According to Candace Pert, a neuroscientist who discovered the GABA receptor, every cell in the body has a GABA receptor, which is one reason why GABA has such positive effects. GABA inhibits the cells from firing, diminishing anxiety-related messages.

The more reading I do on this thing called “GABA”, the more I’m interested in it. It sure sounds like there is an imbalance but the Neurologist would’ve mention it right?


September 16, 2007 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 06, 2007

I think I took too much of something. My stomach is in knots and although I’m not 100% sure what caused it, it could be either the taurine or the glutathione. I have a feeling it was the glutathione because although the bottle said one a day, I took two after reading about the safe dosages. My dosage was only 50 milligrams.


Oral doses of up to 600 milligrams daily are well tolerated. There are no reports of adverse reactions

It’s an awful feeling to have so I’ll cut down on the supplements tomorrow and do some more research. One thing I’ve noticed lately is the supplements for candida don’t seem to be working as well as in the past. I know they always tell you to rotate them with different types of antifungals so I’ll check my supply because I know I have a couple of things that didn’t work the first time so this time we’ll see if it makes a difference.

September 16, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 05, 2007

So with these new idea swirling around in my head, I pick up some taurine and glutathione on my way home. Back to google for some more research…

Neurotransmitter Amino Acids

Abnormalities in this group are widespread in their implications, and are seen in virtually all mental/emotional problems, primary brain problems (stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, epilepsy), depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor concentration, memory problems, and mental exhaustion.

Aspartic Acid
Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) (minor amino acid)
Glutamic Acid

After some brief reading, I focus in on something called GABA. I know I’ve come across that in the health food stores but what is it exactly?


Neurons in the brain’s temporal lobes produce the biochemical GABA and their resulting theta brain waves. GABA is the brain’s natural valium providing calmness and aiding in the production of endorphins. When in balance the GABA dominant person is characterized by stability and reliability. These people are team players who thrive on organization and long-term relationships. Homemakers, administrators, technicians, nurses, security officers, accountants, bus drivers are all ideal occupations for GABA natured people. GABA natured people are nurturers and are tend to be very traditional. 50% of the world’s population is GABA dominant so it is very important to understand how to balance this vital brain neurotransmitter.

An excess of GABA can result in a person not taking care of their own needs at the expense of nurturing others.

Early signs that you are may be GABA deficient include: feeling anxious, nervous or irritable. You may start to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Other symptoms include: allergies, light-headedness, muscle aches. This is just the beginning of what could become serious health problems.

As with all the brain’s neurotransmitters GABA deficiencies affect all four major domains of brain function. Physical, personality, memory and attention issues can present themselves as GABA deficiencies become more prominent.

Factors which reduce GABA levels:

  • Glutamaine (precursor) deficiency
  • B1, B6, zinc, manganese & iron deficiency
  • Chronic stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Progesterone deficiency
  • Mercury and lead exposure
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Caffeine excess
  • Excessive electromagnetic radiation
  • Excessive loud noise exposure

Two things really stands out from this list:

1) Zinc, manganese and iron deficiencies.

2) Exposure to excessive electromagnetic radiation

There is no doubt whatsoever that I was low with all three of those minerals and I had exposure to electromagnetic radiation for a year before I discovered the intercom system. So these two things can cause a GABA deficiency and can cause anxiety…

I’ll try the glutathione, taurine for a couple of days to see what effect it has. If I still have the vibration, then I’ll try the GABA.

September 5, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Entry for September 05, 2007

More research and I discover that Taurine is usually low in people who have candida. Not only that, but it’s low in people who have a zinc deficiency and can cause anxiety.

Taurine Deficiency – Possible Causes

There are many reasons your body could be low in taurine. Your body does not make enough taurine due to a deficiency in one or more of the following:

  • Cysteine and methionine (amino acids that make taurine in your body).
  • Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6).
  • Zinc (deficiency in zinc is common with elevated mercury levels).
  • Vitamin A.
  • Candida. If you have this systemic fungal infection, it produces an amino acid, beta-alanine, which competes with taurine for reabsorption in the kidney.


Taurine is an amino acid which plays a major role in the brain as an “inhibitory” neurotransmitter & neuromodulator. It is similiar in structure to the amino acids GABA & L-Glycine, which are also neuroinhibitory. This means it helps to calm or stabilize an excited brain.

Taurine stabilizes nerve cell membranes thus depressing the firing of brain cells & dampening the nerve cell action of the excitatory amino acids, glutamate, aspartate, & quinolinate.

Taurine acts by regulating the sodium & potassium concentration in the cells & the magnesium level between the cells. This has everything to do with the electrical activity of the cells & subsequent communication between cells.

By this mechanism, it has anti-anxiety & anti-convulsant activity. It has also been found useful in some cases of migraine, insomnia, agitation, restlessness, irritability, alcoholism, obsessions, depression, hypomania/mania.

Dosage is from 500 mg twice daily to a total of 5000 mg daily in 3-4 divided doses, though I rarely recommend that high a dose. The total ideal body pool of taurine for adults is 12,000- 18,000 mg.

Since taurine also affects the hypothalamus to help regulate body temperature, a higher dose can decrease your temperature & give chilliness, so be aware of that.

Taurine also plays a role in memory & increases the level of a memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, in the brain (in animal studies).

September 5, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 05, 2007

Woke up with the vibration…

I’m not sure how that’s possible because I’m literally swimming in niacin these past few days. That can only mean one thing: I may be low in niacin, but it’s not the cause of the vibration.

My two main symptoms are Candida and the vibration/anxiety.

So using candida as a starting point, I come across the following article:


As Candida albicans spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract and colonizes in other areas of the body, it produces various toxins. These toxins can impair health by reducing the body’s supply of white blood cells, which are needed by the immune system to properly fend off infectious bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other pathogens. Candida albicans toxins also inhibit the body’s ability to manufacture antioxidants, including glutathione, an enzyme that is important for liver detoxification and cellular respiration. As a result of these negative effects caused by the unchecked spread of Candida albicans, symptoms of candida can manifest in many different ways, mimicking other disease conditions and negatively impacting many areas of your body.

Glutathione, an amino acid is low in people with candida. Okay, I’ve tried amino acids before but maybe I’ll have a different result now that I’ve taken care of the mineral deficiencies.

Here’s some more information about how a Glutathione deficiency can effect the nervous system:

“A deficiency of Glutathione first affects the nervous system, causing such symptoms as lack of coordination, mental disorders, tremors, and difficulty maintaining balance. These problems are believed to be due to development of lesions in the brain.”

Glutathione can be depleted by a host of agents working alone or together. Environmental pollutants, tobacco smoke, alcohol abuse, acetaminophen, mercury from dental fillings, and a sustained immune response against persistent toxins, can all rob you of this most important health asset. Mercury can impair your body’s ability to synthesize Glutathione by normal means.

The liver produces glutathione from the amino acids cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. Glutathione deficiency results in early aging and in the loss of coordination, balance, tremors, and mental disorders.

Glutathione levels decline with age and if not corrected will accelerate the aging process; so supplementation is important. But the assimilation of supplemental oral glutathione is questionable. Instead it is best to supplement with cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine and have the body use those raw materials to manufacture needed glutathione.

September 5, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 03, 2007

This morning was the fourth day in a row that I haven’t had a vibration in the morning and it’s probably the extra niacin. One thing I’ve noticed this time? Since taking the niacin, my skin feels really smooth. It’s very subtle but there is a difference and I know that there’s a link with niacin and healthy skin.

Niacin Summary

B3 or niacin plays a key role in over 100 functions necessary for health and is especially important for energy production and, as a vasodilator, blood circulation. It’s also needed for red blood cell formation; the health of skin and the digestive tract; healthy nervous system functioning and brain activity; and for the synthesis of the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

September 3, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 31, 2007

Today was different. I got my cold hands during the morning commute into work so I had 1.5 mg of copper and it went away.

During the morning the cold hands returned again and I took another 1.5 mg of copper but this time it didn’t work. All day I struggled with the cold hands and I wasn’t really sure of the cause. By the end of the afternoon, my candida was really bad so this weekend I’ve decided not to get any fruit to see if I can get better by avoiding the fruit sugar.

I’ve started taking a higher dosage of niacin. 1000 mg of niacinamide and 200-300 mg of niacin along with calcium/magnesium.

September 2, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment


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