Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for November 05, 2007

I received a follow up from the job interview last week and they would like a second interview. I was even more confident this time and was very careful to follow the same routine as last time. Vitamin C and acidophilus in the morning, calcium/magnesium around lunch and homeopathic tablets in the pockets during the interview.

Here we go!

May 30, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for October 31, 2007

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Having a job interview on Halloween day made me wonder if the interviewer would be in a costume. My daughter had decided that all three of us were going to dress up as the Wizard of Oz and I ended up as Dorothy. But not for the interview…

I wanted to to absolute certain that I would have no problems so I didn’t want to mess around with anything except what I know works. I took vitamin C and acidophilus in the morning and a calcium/magnesium around lunch time. I had decided to take four tablets of homeopathic magnesium and four tables of homeopathic calcium in my pockets in case I ran into any trouble. I was confident during the interview and in my abilities so I think that helped me get through it without any issues.

With the interview finished, I drove home to throw on dress, give out some candy and relax.

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for December 27, 2006

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Thought it might be time to document my daily intake of vitamins, minerals and herbs for the record. I’ve been taking the core vitamin and minerals for a while now and the herbal remedies where only recently added to fight candida. The magnesium, niacin and the multivitamin are the only ones that I know if I’ve missed taking it. The multivitamin has the active form of B6 and sometimes I take it earlier in the day because I have that “weird” feeling in my head. It goes away everytime I take any form of B6.

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I start every morning with the candida trauma kit:

Pysillium Fibre/Caprilic Oil/Bennonite mix

Nu Life: Magnesium: 500 mg three times a day
Vitamin C: 500 mg three times a day
Niacin: 50-100 mg three times a day
Enzymes: 1 capsule three times a day

Nu Life Multivitamin: Twice a day
Olive Leaf & Black Walnut: Twice a day

Nu Life: Omega Three: Once a day (380 DHA content)
Co-enzyme Q10: Once a day
Garlic 1000 mg Once a day

Acidophilus just before bed.

I also take the Magnesia Phosphorica in between doses of magnesium if I need to. I usually get a very mild pain in my chest and it goes away the instant I take it.

For the past few months I’ve also taken a more serious approach to eating more fruits and vegetables and healthy eating. I try to eat 1-2 Fuji apples and 1-3 bananas a day. I’ll have oatmeal with flax seeds for breakfast and sometimes I’ll eat cucumbers and tomatoes as snack foods.

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Entry for November 13, 2006

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My wife works with someone who is treating a himself for candida. He mentioned a supplement called “Flora G plus”. It’s a newer form of acidophilus. Here’s what it says:

Flora-G

A new and rare product that is much more effective than acidophilus or probiotics. We’ve noticed dramatic effects on incurable skin diseases, fibromyalgia, constipation as well as arthritis. It seems to protect the skin from harmful lifestyle habits such as lack of sleep and suboptimal diet. This is a safe bacterial spore approved by the FDA for human consumption. It fills the digestive tract with beneficial flora and deactivates many toxins there. A marvelous product to help maintain colon health between intestinal cleansing programs. No refrigeration needed! Unlike acidophilus, this spore cannot be killed by antibiotics. Perfect to take while taking antibiotics to help keep good bacteria in balance.

Flora-G Plus

This is the extra strength version of Flora-G. One capsule of this formula is the equivalent of 4 capsules of the regular Flora-G product. Contains 1 billion CFU’s of lactobacillus sporogenes Bacillus coagulans. This is a very high dose of sporogenes – far and above any other product on the market. Especially helpful for Candida issues, constipation and immune system problems.

NEW GENERATION PROBIOTICS

Bacillus coagulans – A new generation Probiotic

Bacillus coagulans (Lactobacillus sporogenes) is a lactic acid producing and sporeforming bacteria. It has the characteristics of resistance to high temperature and acid. It grows well, colonizes in intestine and has excellence in producing digestive enzymes and L(+) lactic acid which has got better metabolic rate compared to DL or D(-) type of lactic acid produced by most of the traditional probiotics that reduces cell metabolism during fermentation of sugars. Just like seeds, spores are capable of germination and development into living microorganisms. When they are administered to animals through feed or water can transform into active bacterial cells in existing specific environmental conditions such as body temperature, acidity, bile and other secretions of the upper digestive tract of poultry.

This is the ideal and desirable character of Bacillus probiotics that get transformed in to metabolically active and vegetative form occurs at the ‘TARGET’ as Bacillus organisms. Thereafter, reproduction, cell growth and enzymes secretion cycle continue throughout the intestinal tract and are eventually passed in animal waste. Thus, spores are superior microbial cultures because they are ‘LIVING ENZYME FACTORIES’.

November 19, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 28, 2006

All morning I’ve had what I call my “B vitamin” feeling in my head. It’s a feeling I get when I haven’t taken my B vitamins and I think it’s when the myelin sheath is getting very thin. The weird thing is that I’ve already taken my B vitamins this morning.

I’m thinking now that the Omega 3 supplement played a part protecting or building the myelin and that’s the reason I started taking it again. I haven’t had any head pinching/tingling sensation since I had the riboflavin injection. I still have the chapped lips so something is still wrong and my magnesium status is not helping.

I forgot to take my acidophilus this morning but luckiliy, I had one in my desk and felt better after taking it. I also had a tuna sub for lunch which is a great source of Omega 3 and didn’t have any weird feelings again for the rest of the day.

I also cancelled the Iridology appointment. She told me I didn’t need the Omega 3 supplement.

August 28, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 24, 2006

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As I’m eating my fruit lunch, I start to notice that it has a funny taste to it. I switch from eating the watermelon, to the grapes then the plum then the banana and they all have the same weird taste. I check in the mirror at my tongue and it’s the thrush again.

I took two capsules of acidophilus last night and two again this morning so why is it so bad all of a sudden? Does too much fruit have any effect on a yeast overgrowth?

Doctor Google:

Candidasis necessarily involves three major considerations:

  1. Cutting the conditions for the growth of yeasts by the elimination of immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics, and dietary deprivation of the candida of those foods on which it is nourished and flourishes
  2. Destruction of yeast proliferation in the body.
  3. Rebalancing and strengthening of the body’s immune system for the restoration of proper function.The most important step in the treatment of people with candidasis is to curtail candida overgrowth in order to deprive the yeast of food on which it flourishes. Basically this includes the following:

SUGAR and CARBOHYDRATES such as those found in all sweetened food including those using honey, molasses, sorghum, maple syrup, sugar, fructose, maltose, dextrose, etc. Fruits and their juices are also restricted as well as soda pop.

YEAST PRODUCTS such as beer, wine, natural B vitamins, brewer’s yeast, dried fruits, melons, frozen and canned juices.

FERMENTED and MOLD FOODS such as mushrooms, cheese, vinegar, mustard, catsup, relish and other condiments made with vinegar, sour cream, buttermilk, tofu, soy sauce, miso and ciders.

So that’s why the weird taste started when I was eating the watermelon. The new healthy fruit diet is making it worse and I was trying to eat food high in B vitamins. And there’s more:

Yeast is found in all manufactured citric acid and in most fruits; in ciders from such fruits as grapes, pears, apples, and some herbs.

Grapes, pears, apples and melons. Exactly what I was eating. Now I know that the naturopath suggested Candidasis as the very first diagnosis last year but I followed her suggestions and it made no difference to my symptoms and I never had thrush back then. I think my lack of digestive enzymes from the riboflavin and the magnesium deficiencies has caused or is causing Candidasis now.

I take my digestive enzyme and it’s down to shoppers for some acidophilus…

August 24, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 24, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: None
Morning Vibration Status: Weak

I stopped taking my acidophilus a couple of days ago to see if the mysterious head tingling would appear and luckily it hasn’t so I really feel it proves the riboflavin deficiency. My fear now is going to the doctor next week and try and convince him that I also have a magnesium deficiency.

All day yesterday I had a mildly sore/itchy tongue and I’m suspecting a yeast overgrowth. I check my tongue in the mirror and yup, I have thrush. So I start taking the acidophilus again…

August 24, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 12, 2006

Today I’ve decided to reduce the amount of vitamins. I start the day with acidophilus and the new powerful Omega 3. I’ll add selenium, niacinamide and B complex for lunch and the same again for dinner minus the selenium.

Encourged by the meeting yesterday, I gather up my health files and go back to his store. Only problem now? He closes at two o’clock on Saturdays and he’s not open now until Monday.

I’m sure we would’ve had an interesting conversation!

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Entry for August 08, 2006

Why up to half of all probiotics ‘don’t work’
By FIONA MACRAE, Daily Mail
 
22:59pm 7th August 2006

Bursting with ‘friendly bacteria’, they claim to boost our health by keeping rival ‘bad bacteria’ at bay. But many probiotic products are a waste of time and money – and some may even be harmful, experts have warned.

Glenn Gibson, a professor of food microbiology, cautioned that up to half the probiotic drinks, yoghurts, powders and capsules on the market do not work. The Reading University scientist said: ‘There is research showing that half of the products you can buy in the UK don’t match up. They’ve got the wrong bacteria or the wrong numbers.

‘Some have pathogens in them and some are completely sterile, which is quite an achievement for any food product.’ The foods – regularly eaten by two million Britons – claim to enhance our digestion and our overall health by boosting the numbers of ‘friendly’ bacteria in our guts.

However, lax food-labelling laws mean that manufacturers do not have to say which ‘friendly bacteria’ they have used or how much. The result is that some brands sold on the internet and in health foods stores are completely ineffective at warding off disease. ‘There are a lot of products out there that no-one’s ever heard of, and this is where the problems arise,’ Prof Gibson said. ‘Half the products on sale don’t match up to what they say on their labels.

‘There’s no legislation. You could buy a yoghurt-maker from Tesco, make your own probiotics, and sell them.’ He stressed, however, that the best-known brands of probiotic drinks, yoghurts and supplements, including Yakult, Actimel and Multibionta, do work. Supermarket own-brands are also effective.

Tried and tested yoghurts and supplements contain at least ten million ‘friendly bacteria’ from the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria families per bottle or capsule. When effective, probiotics can aid digestion and cut the risk of stomach upsets.

Bowel conditions

Research suggests they help prevent bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis, protect children against allergies, and may even reduce the risk of colon cancer. They may be particularly useful for older people, bolstering levels of ‘friendly bacteria’ which dwindle with age.

The foods may also benefit those on antibiotics, replacing ‘good bacteria’ killed off indiscriminately by the drugs. Speaking at a briefing organised by the Society for Applied Microbiology, the experts acknowledged that the cost of the products may put them beyond the reach of many of those who would most benefit.

While there is no natural source of probiotics, we can boost our gut bacteria naturally by eating lots of fruit and vegetables. These contain prebiotics – the sugars that the ‘friendly bacteria’ already present in our guts need to grow.

August 8, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 06, 2006

Bacillus Subtilis sounds like something that would be in acidophilus. I check out the local health food store and scour the fridge. They have a lot of different types and brands of acidophilus so I check every one for Bacillus Subtilis. I find one and it costs $65.00! WOW! Maybe I don’t need it that bad…

I spoke briefly to the salesperson and she told me that Bacillus Subtilis is not commonly found in a health food store supplement. She suggested I try a local naturopath but I told her I wasn’t from the area and I’m not going back to my naturopath so it’s a dead end.

I check my acidophilus when I get home and it doesn’t contain it. It may not contain it, but I know it works. Let’s look up the Ultra Flora capsules that the naturopath gave me.

Ultra Flora Plus:

Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFMA the most extensively tested acidophilus in the world. Bifidobacterium is one of the most abundant and perhaps most important bacteria groups in humans. Combined use of these organisms better reflects the natural bacterial composition of a healthyintestinal tract and may support desired clinical outcomes better than using either alone.

This is all very interesting but I think I’ll wait for Romania…

August 7, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 06, 2006

Made a discovery today. I’ve been reading about how your intestinal flora produces riboflavin so I’ve been trying to find out if there is an actual type of strain that I could look for. I was at my parent’s house and I borrowed a thick medical book from my dad. It’s a book he’s had for years. It’s about three inches think and I can’t remember the title but I think it’s something to do with internal medicine.

I look up riboflavin deficiency and it explains that there is an actual strain in the intestinal flora that can produce riboflavin and it’s called “Bacillus Subtilis”. A quick google search and I have the history:

The Bacillus Subtilis Story
 
Dr. Rothschild backed up his point by telling us the story of the discovery of the Bacillus subtilis, a bacterial microorganism that is commonly found in the environment rather than in humans, yet is well known by modern science to be very friendly to the human system. It can promote dramatic healing benefits in humans, even though it isn’t one of the native microbes that normally inhabit the human body. According to Dr. Rothschild, the story of Bacillus subtilis goes like this:
 
The bacillus subtilis was discovered by the Nazi German medical corps in 1941, toward the end of their African campaign. At the time, the German military victory was at its height. But the German high command became genuinely alarmed when hundreds upon hundreds of soldiers in North Africa suddenly began dying every week. Oddly, the Nazi soldiers weren’t dying because of British General Montgomery’s retaliatory bombs and shrapnel, but instead, they were dying of uncontrollable dysentery.
 
Of course, the Germans were aware that dysentery was caused by pathogenic (i.e. disease-causing) bacteria from local food and water sources. But in those days, there were no antibiotics. Sulfur was already on the market, but only in a topical non-ingestible form. So with no medication available with which to stop the plague of dysentery, the Nazis quickly began looking for other means to help their dying soldiers. 

The German high command immediately sent out a contingent of scientists, physicians, chemists, biochemists, bacteriologists and other experts to help solve the problem. With typical German circumspection, these top experts reasoned that there must be a natural way to counteract the deadly bacteria causing the dysentery because, if there wasn’t, the millions of Arabs living in the region would have been dead long ago.
 
Therefore, the Germans’ first step was to closely scrutinize the native Arabs, and see whether or not they were affected by dysentery. What they discovered was that the Arabs also caught dysentery, but at the first sign of diarrhea [the #1 symptom of dysentery — Ed.] the Arabs would do something quite incredible: They would immediately begin following around a horse or camel until it would drop its dung. Then, the affected Arab would pick up the warm dung droppings, and quickly gulp them down! This strange procedure effectively eliminated the dysentery almost overnight.
 
Once the good hygienic Germans finally recovered from the shock of seeing the Arab natives gulping down warm camel dung, they quickly realized that there must be something in the dung that somehow counteracted the harmful bacteria that caused the dysentery. They questioned the Arabs, who told them that they had no idea why it worked, but that their fathers had always done so, as had their forefathers, and it had always worked. The only caveat was that the camel or horse dung had to be ingested while still warm and fresh, because it had no effect on the dysentery if ingested cold.
 
So the Nazis began carefully examining fresh camel and horse dung. What they discovered was that it was teeming with a powerful bacterial microorganism which later came to be called Bacillus subtilis. This bacteria, it turned out, is so strong that it practically cannibalizes all harmful microorganisms in the human body — particularly pathogenic bacteria like the virulent strain which was causing dysentery in the German troops.
 
Within a very short time, the Nazis began producing hundreds and thousands of gallons of active Bacillus subtilis cultures for their troops to ingest. And bingo, no more dysentery! Soon afterwards, the Germans even discovered the process by which the Bacillus subtilis cultures could be dried and placed into easily ingestible capsules. From that time forward, the resourceful Germans had no more problems with losing troops from dysentery.
 
Still Benefiting Health-Savvy Individuals
 
For many years afterwards, cultures of Bacillus subtilis were sold worldwide as a medicinal product (sold in the U.S. and Mexico, for example, under the brand name Bacti-Subtil) rapidly becoming the world’s leading treatment for dysentery and other intestinal problems. Unfortunately for Americans, this popular bacterial supplement that cures intestinal infections began losing favor in the late 1950’s and 1960’s, upon the advent of synthetic antibiotics which were heavily touted by the giant pharmaceutical companies as “wonder drugs,” even though they cost five times as much as Bacti-Subtil, and took three times longer to accomplish the same results.
 
Nonetheless, Bacillus subtilis remains one of the most potent and beneficial of all health-promoting and immune-stimulating bacteria. According to clinical studies documented in the medical research report, IMMUNOSTIMULATION BY BACILLUS SUBTILIS PREPARATIONS, by micro-biologist J. Harmann, the cell wall components of ingested Bacillus Subtilis are able to activate nearly all systems of the human immune defense, including the activation of at least three specific antibodies (IgM, IgG and IgA secretion) which are highly effective against many of the harmful viruses, fungi and bacterial pathogens which regularly attempt to invade and infect the human system.
 
Bacillus subtilis is still used widely today in Germany, France and Israel, where safe, effective all-natural therapeutic products are more highly esteemed by the health-savvy public than the more expensive synthetic drugs espoused by the orthodox medical establishment with all of their dangerous side effects.
 
In short, the incredible Bacillus subtilis, which is commonly found in the outside environment rather than in the human intestinal system, continues to benefit mankind ever since its unusual discovery by the Germans in 1941. What’s more, it is only one small example of the multitude of “friendly” microorganisms which can create tremendous benefits for humans when ingested, even though they are not necessarily “native” microorganisms to the human body.

August 7, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 27, 2006

Today I noticed that my tongue was slighty sore and itchy. I check it in the mirror and I have a white mucus on top. I show it to my wife and she thinks it’s thrush. So I stop taking the Brewer’s Yeast and increase the acidophilus.

Found some more information on Riboflavin Deficiency: 

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is a component of several enzymes necessary for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism.

Riboflavin is important for flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN). These compounds help regulate cellular metabolism through oxidation-reduction reactions.

Sources: Riboflavin is the yellow-green pigment of skim milk and whey. Other sources are meats, nonfat milk and oysters. The vitamin is very sensitive to destruction by light. To protect the vitamin, milk is better distributed to the consumer in packages rather than clear bottles.

Health Issues: A deficiency of riboflavin can result in decreased growth, nervous disorders, degeneration of nerve myelin sheaths, edema and photophobia.

Pharmacokinetics: Vitamin B2 is readily absorbed from the upper gastrointestinal tract, except in the presence of malabsorption syndromes. The extent of gastrointestinal absorption is increased when the drug is administered with food and is decreased in patients with hepatitis, cirrhosis, biliary obstruction.

Vitamin B2 is inactive until phosphorylated to flavin mononucleotide (FMN) in gastrointestinal mucosal cells, erythrocytes and the liver; FMN is converted to another coenzyme, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). Free vitamin B2 is present in the retina. In blood, about 60% of FAD and FMN is protein bound.

The biologic half-life is about 66 to 84 minutes following oral or i.m. administration of a single large dose in healthy individuals.

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Entry for July 25, 2006

Today I have a job interview so I’d thought I would very careful about the vitamins. I’ll go back to what made me feel the best. Vitamin C and Acidophilus.

About an hour before the interview, I notice that my hands and feet are cold so I take a magnesium pill (150 mg). My cold hands disappear within twenty minutes and I go to the interview.

By the end of the day, I don’t take anymore vitamins and I’m feeling really good.

July 27, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 23, 2006

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With my advanced knowledge of deficiencies from months of research, all of the symptoms of electromagnetic sensitivity appear to be vitamin/mineral deficiencies and that’s exactly what Kevin Trudeau was saying in his book:

“No matter what disease or illness you have , one of, or a combination of, these four things cause it:

  1. Toxins in your body
  2. Nutritional deficiencies
  3. Exposure to electromagnetic chaos
  4. Mental and/or emotional stress

This is the same book that I started reading in the Naturopath’s office on my first visit. Now I’m wondering if she even read the book at all? I told her about the EMF exposure and how I thought it created a niacin deficiency. She agreed at the time but I think she should’ve reviewed the symptoms again and done some research on the types of vitamins and minerals I needed. She never offered anything more. Instead we chased candidiasis, did a hair analysis that told us nothing that helped my symptoms, and did a very expensive hormone test that came up normal.

On my first appointment she suggested drinking 8 – 10  glasses of water a day and gave me water soluable B vitamins. A recipe for disaster…

That was back on August 4, 2005. As of today, (One week shy of one year) I still have the exact same symptom that I went to see her for: An internal vibration.

Exposure to electricmagnetic chaos can create a nutritional deficiency and it’s not hard to figure out why. If the absorption of vitamin and minerals are effected by electromagnetic exposure, then it’s easy to see that the first signs would be water soluble vitamin deficiencies. And it will be a different set of symptoms for each person because whatever vitamin you happen to be low in, is the one that will show up first. If I was deficient in vitamin C, could I have developed Scurvy? If I was low in Niacin could I have developed Pellegra?

Water-soluble Vitamins

The water-soluble vitamins include vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and Vitamin C, as well as Biotin (B7) and Folic acid (B9). The water-soluble vitamins are not normally stored in the body in any significant amounts. Therefore, they must be consumed in constant daily amounts to avoid depletion and interference with normal metabloic functioning.

I will always give the Naturopath credit for giving me acidophilus and the B vitamins but that was only the start. Everything I have done has provided me with a very small piece of the puzzle and it was up to the patient to piece it all together. Health care shouldn’t have to be like this.

I’ve made mistakes and done some crazy things but sometimes you need to try different things and make those mistakes. In every example of self discovery, it has lead me in another totally different direction and in some cases: Success. If not success, then it gave me something to think about that eventually lead to something else. I’m not a doctor or a scientist or even a self proclaimed health professional. I’m a normal person who is not getting anywhere with the existing health care system so I forced to do my own research and reach my own conclusions.

I love hearing about how so many people in Ontario don’t have a family doctor. What I would like to know is how many of those people don’t have a doctor by choice.

How many more people are like me doing there own research? How many people don’t have time for doing their own research? How many people have blind faith in the health care system as I once did?

A friend at work summed it up like this: It’s like I’m walking down a very long corridor with a closed door every few feet. Every attempt at solving my symptoms allows me to try opening a door. Sometimes it’s locked and sometimes it opens leading to another corridor and another set of doors. For the past few months, I’ve opened so many doors and now I feel so close to that last door.

And I will open that last door…

July 23, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 23, 2006

Yesterday I took a smaller dose of Benfotamine and today I only took one with my dinner. I’m going to go back to using acidophilus for my B vitamins and not use Benfotamine at all unless I have to. My new system for absorption overnight seems to be working.

I still have the vibration but my eyes are a lot better today. I think I was taking too much Benfotamine and it was actually making things worse. The iridologist wanted me to take 6 a day so I wasn’t doing anything I wasn’t told to do.

What’s the point of taking 6 a day when it’s a fat soluble vitamin? That doesn’t make any sense!!

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Entry for June 27, 2006

The mystery pears…

I forgot to take my acidophilus today and all day I’ve had a lot of gas after eating meals. After dinner, I take one my enzyme suppliments and that seems to work very well.

I did some research on the sigmoid tonight. Didn’t really find anything that mentioned my symptoms but I decided to go through the blog history and refresh my discoveries. One of the things that will stop the vibration is pears. Pears are mostly water and they are not really high in any vitamin or mineral but there is one thing they are high in: Dietary Fibre.

I know for a fact that I don’t eat enough fibre and I’m wondering now if the sigmoid is effected by low fibre intake.

How Much Fibre?

According to current guidelines, healthy adults should consume at least 26 grams of fibre – ideally 26 to 35 grams daily. The present Canadian fibre intake only averages 4.5 to 11 grams a day. Health Canada suggests increasing this amount by eating more grains and unpeeled (but well-washed) fruit and vegetables. Be sure to include both insoluble fibre and soluble types.

Another plus of a fibre-rich diet is that it provides plenty of vitamins and minerals, but it may be wise to consult a physician before greatly increasing dietary fibre intake and to ensure good nutritional status before making drastic alterations. Initially, eating large quantities of fibre may cause bloating, but this should subside in a few weeks. It is best to increase amounts gradually. Eating 26 grams of fibre daily may seem like a lot but can be obtained by having two fruits at breakfast-time (say a banana and raisins) with whole grain cereal, fruit as between-meal snacks, three to five servings of vegetables daily, and several bread and grain servings.

26 to 35 grams of dietary fibre daily? Even with my new lifestyle changes, there’s no way I’m having that much fibre. Could this be why I still have the vibration? So as a night time snack, I have a bowel of Fibre 1 cereal.

But if fibre is my problem, why does vitamin C make it stop? Why does a high dose of B complex make it stop? Why does tuna make it stop? Tuna doesn’t have any fibre…

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Entry for June 26, 2006

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So now I have two things pointing me in the direction of my sigmoid. Doctor Google?

Sigmoid Function: The functions of the sigmoid and rectum are transmitting stool toward the anus,  serving both as a collection site and with contractions, producing evacuation. Absorbing water from the stool and secreting mucus are other important functions. The parasympathetic stimulate contractility, secretion of mucus, and relaxation of sphincters, and the sympathetic produce functions antagonistic to those parasympathetic nerves.

Okay, talk about way too much information… But now I have a link with the Sigmoid and the parasympathetic nervous system. And now B vitamins!

The colon contains nearly 60 varieties of microflora or bacteria to aid digestion, promote vital nutrient production, to maintain pH (acid-base) balance, and to prevent proliferation of harmful bacteria. These bacteria provide important functions such as the synthesis of folic acid and valuable nutrients from foods, including vitamins ‘K’ and portions of the ‘B’ complex. Bacillus coli and acidophillus comprise the majority of healthy bacteria in the colon along with other disease producing bacteria in lesser numbers. The process of digestion from ingestion of food to defecation, normally takes between 12 to 24 hours assuming that the colon is fully functional and non-toxic. Irregular or infrequent bowel movements can allow toxic residues, from the by-products of undigested foods, to remain in the colon.

The intestering thing about the sigmoid process is I’ve been taking acidophilus almost every day since my first appointment with the naturopath. Is it possible that it was hiding a bigger problem with my sigmoid? I did have weird bowel movements starting around July 2005 and the acidophilus had a great effect.

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Entry for June 18, 2006

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I’ve always wondered why acidophilus has such an effect on me to feel better. I’ve taken two or more for every single day since I went to the Naturopath back in August. She suspected I had a flora imbalance. It stopped the bloating but it also stops the weird head pinching. So acidophilus must have an effect on the nervous system and if I don’t take it, I get my “weird symptoms” almost immediately.

So let’s find out why:

Acidophilus

Acidophilus is a natural antibiotic, produces B vitamins, improves digestion, and reduces risk of colon cancer. Antibiotic therapy will destroy it. That’s why you need a probiotic supplement. Billions of bacteria live in your intestines. Some of them build your health while others tear it down. One of the most important bacteria in the beneficial category is Lactobacillus acidophilus

Why Acidophilus Is Essential to Your Health

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a vital key to your good health for several reasons:

  • Acts like a natural antibiotic to inhibit the reproduction of pathogenic “bad” bacteria in your GI tract that contribute to bowel, vaginal, respiratory, and urinary tract infections. It also inhibits parasitic infections.
  • Produces a broad spectrum of B vitamins (folic acid, B5, niacin, biotin, B12 and B6).
  • Aids in cholesterol normalization.
  • Improves food digestion and absorption. Dairy products are better tolerated by those who have lactose intolerance, because acidophilus helps to break down lactose (milk sugar)..
  • Reduces risk of colon cancer.

What? Acidophilus produces a broad spectrum of B vitamins?? The Naturopath never suggested this? That’s why it has an effect on my nervous system. That’s why it was almost impossible not to take it. What a discovery. I was hanging on by a shoe string for so long.

The Naturopath told me to take it for the bloating and digestion problems and it was working really well for that reason. But when I was telling her that it stopped the strange nerve tingling on the top of my head, I gave them the biggest clue to getting this solved and they chose to do nothing.

They should be researching the things I was telling them if they didn’t understand or send me somewhere else. All I got was a lecture on the “Art of Medicine”. What a big wack of bullshit that is. If a person is doing something that makes them feel better, I’m willing to bet there is ALWAYS an underlying cause. ALWAYS. It has to be a B vitamin deficiency. But which one?

I still can’t believe it.

June 18, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 17, 2006

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I’ve done quite a lot of research on the B vitamins lately and I don’t think the B complex vitamin that the naturopath gave me has the right dosage for me. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve had really itchy eyes and I’ve discovered it’s because of my high dosage of B2.

The optimum intake of supplemental vitamin B2 is not known. 20-25 mg of vitamin B2 is usually included in most good multivitamins and this is usually adequate for more people. Riboflavin is best taken with B group vitamins and vitamin C. If taking a B2 supplement make sure that the B6 amount is nearly the same.

Pyridoxine (B6) should be taken together with the entire B group vitamins, and in supplementation the quantity of B6 should be nearly the same as B2, as the B2 is needed to activate the Pyridoxine.

So I check the dosage of B2 in the  B complex vitamin and it contains 25 mg but I take it twice a day. The amount of B6 is 250 mg for a total of 500 mg per day.

After the lab, I decide that I’ll drop into the health food store and take a look. I’m going to create my own version of B complex as I don’t need too much B2 and I need the pure Niacin form of B3.

Here is the old dosage for taking 2 B complex pills from the Naturopath:

B1: 100 mg (Thiamine)
B2: 50 mg (Riboflavin)
B3: 160 mg (Niacinamide)
B5: 100 mg (Pantothenic Acid)
B6: 500 mg (Pyridoxine)
B7: 160 mcg (Biotin)
B9: 0.2 mg (Folic Acid)
B12: 100 mcg (Cobalamin)

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While I am in the store checking out the vitamins, they sell a vitamin/mineral chart listing the benefits, diet recommendations, daily dosage, toxic dosage, and risk groups. It’s very clean and easy to understand. I’m looking at the hi-potency B complex and it actually not that high so with the chart, I’ll create my own. Yesterday was the first day I took the B1 vitamins (200 mg) and after reading that folic acid (B9) is required for B2 to work, I’ll make sure I have some of that. 0.2 mg doesn’t seem to be enough although the RDA is 400-mcg. Folic acid is also required for B12.

As I’m reading the chart, I come across serveral other vitamins that are good for the brain and nervous system. So I pick up Panothenic acid (B5) and Biotin (B7). I keep reading and I notice that Chromium, a mineral suppliment that the naturopath gave me on my first visit is recommended for the brain and nervous system and I still have some of that at home. It mentions that the upper daily limit for vitamin E is 1000 mg and it’s also good for brain and nerve function. I have been taking 400 mg every other day so maybe I’ll start taking that every day.

Zinc, another mineral suppliment that the naturopath recommended for reducing my high silver is listed as helpful for brain function. I get home and take all of the vitamins. I write the dosage on top with a marker.

This is my version of Hi-Potent B Complex:

B1: 300 mg (Thiamine)
B2: 30 mg (Riboflavin)
B3: 200 mg (Niacin)
B5: 250 mg (Pantothenic Acid)
B6: 500 mg (Pyridoxine)
B7: 300 mcg (Biotin)
B9: 1000 mcg (Folic Acid)
B12: 1000 mcg (Cobalamin)

Chromium: 150 mg?
Vitamin E: 400 IU
Acidophilus: 2 capsules
Zinc: 50 mg

Let’s see if it will make a difference…

June 17, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 09, 2006

Woke up this morning and I didn’t feel as plugged up so maybe the new toothbrush is working?

Today I thought I’d try something new. I’ll start the day with 300 mg of Niacin instead of splitting it up at the end of the day. I take the rest of my vitamins: B Complex, Zinc, Calcium/Magnesium, Acidophilus and Vitamin C.

Just after I get into work, I start having stomach cramps and a bit later I have diarrhea. I’ve read about the high doses of Niacin and it’s supposed to be safe. It’s the only thing that I’ve done differently. I had an apple for breakfast and I do that every morning.

After some reading, an upset stomach and diarrhea are both symptoms of a high dose of Niacin so I won’t try that again. 300 mg is what the naturopath prescribed so I didn’t really do anything wrong. I just took it all at once. It also recommended taking Niacin with a meal. Maybe an apple wasn’t enough?

June 9, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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