Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for January 07, 2008

Received an email from my Naturopath tonight and the results from the amino acid test are in!! I arrange for an appointment on Thursday evening.

CAN”T WAIT!

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Entry for December 28, 2007

I find it very weird that for the week I’m on vacation I haven’t had one day with cold hands. I’ve been fighting this now for weeks almost on a daily basis. So what’s the difference? There’s been a lot of talk recently about the effects of Bisphenol A and how it’s easily found in plastic water bottles. When I’m at work, I drink at least two litres of water a day with a store bought plastic water bottle. Since I’ve been on vacation, I haven’t been drinking any water. I drink mostly milk or juice from a mug.

Health Effects of Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A has low acute toxicity, with an oral LD50 of 3250 mg/kg in rats, but it is an endocrine disruptor. Low doses of bisphenol A can mimic the body’s own hormones, possibly causing negative health effects. There is thus concern that long term low dose exposure to bisphenol A may induce chronic toxicity in humans.

 

Drink your water in glass, not plastic
By Dr. Colleen Huber, NMD

Plastic polycarbonate bottles such as Nalgene are still popular as drinking water bottles. However polycarbonate releases a chemical known as bisphenol A also know as BPA. Whereas plastic industry safety studies find no significant health effects from typical daily doses of bisphenol A, a full 90% of government studies found harmful health effects especially to children and expecting moms, but also for male sexuality and reproduction as well.

The problem is that bisphenol A acts as a “xenoestrogen,” which just means it’s like the female hormone estrogen, except for two things: 1) it’s foreign to the body, which is what “xeno” means, and 2) it is way more harmful than our natural estrogen for everyone, male and female. Breast cancers are much more of a risk in women who carry a high burden of xenoestrogens, and both sexes are subject to a huge range of other harmful health effects. The most far-reaching effects are birth defects and miscarriages. Another effect is a disruption of beta cell function in the pancreas, which creates a pre-diabetes type condition of high blood insulin and insulin resistance.

We have previously warned our readers never to leave a plastic water bottle on a hot car seat, because the phthalates used in the manufacture of plastics leach into the water that you then drink. Phthalates are another xenoestrogen. However, with the polycarbonate bottles it has been found that even at room temperature, bisphenol A leaches into the water, and more so with increased temperature. Also with repeated use of plastics, you may notice the fine line scratches that you see on an old plastic container. These increase the surface area exposed to the liquid inside and release more of the xenoestrogens into the water.

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Entry for December 27, 2007

The great thing about my new job is that it closes down over Christmas for a two week holiday. So I’ve been on vacation for the past week and the daily battle with cold hands has stopped. Why? I have no idea… but I’m glad it’s stopped for now. It will be interesting to see if it starts up again when I go back to work.

Lately I’ve been eating Dempster’s Ancient Grains bread and it’s great. But today I had four pieces of toast and my allergies were terrible for the rest of the day. Watering eyes, running nose and sneezing like crazy. I’ve been eating this bread for a while so I’m not sure what happened today. I’d take the cold hands back anyday.

New Dempster’s WholeGrains Ancient Grains

As early as 6,000 B.C. ancient civilizations recognized the nutritional value of whole grains and cultivated various grains that became staples in their diets. Today Dempster’s introduces a new bread variety made with a blend of a four ancient seeds and grains: Spelt, Kamut, Quinoa & Amaranth.

Ancient grains have unique & exotic flavours, distinct textures and are rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, fibre and complex carbohydrates. These grains originated all over the world. Spelt is the oldest grain in Europe dating back to 6,000 B.C. Quinoa has been grown for over 5,000 years in the Andes Mountains and Amaranth has a long and interesting history in Mexico where the Mayans & Incans have been harvesting it for thousands of years. On the other hand, Ancient Egyptian farmers cultivated Kamut. All this knowledge and wisdom has been combined to bake a delicious loaf of bread bringing all the nutritious value of ancient grains to you and your family.

AncientGrainBread

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Entry for December 17, 2007

I’m finished with the amino acid test so now I just have to find a place to drop it off.  I contacted the Naturopath to find out how it needs to be shipped and I need to pick up some forms from her so I can do that tonight and get it out of here.

At work today, I had cold hands for most of the morning and the only thing I did different was drink less water. Not sure if that is the cause of it because since I went for accupuncture a few years ago I only drink warm water. Would drinking warm water have an effect on my nerves?

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Entry for December 15, 2007

Follow up appointment with the Naturopath and she hands me the amino acid kit and explains the process. I’ve been playing around with these amino acids for a while now and it will be fantastic if I can get a simple report with the current levels within the body.

She does another physical examination and this time she says she is unable to hear the mitral valve prolapse. WHAT? Something I’ve had for almost twenty years, something every doctor mentions is now gone? Something a cardiologist said was a normal variation and that a lot of people have it…is gone.

I know why it is gone. Because it’s an indication of a low level of magnesium. Did taking magnesium help? Of course but it didn’t fix the problem. You need to look for the root cause because there are a number of different things that can cause magnesium loss. In my case, it was a low level of zinc. Once I made that discovery and fixed the zinc deficiency to bring the minerals back into balance, I was able to stop the magnesium loss.

Tomorrow I’ll get started with the amino acid test.

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