Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 24, 2007

After the second banana I’m starting to feel the effects of candida. I’m clearly not ready for bananas yet… This is disappointing because I thought I was getting the minerals balanced so I guess I still have a deficiency in something?

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

Entry for August 24, 2007

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Every morning for the longest time, whenever I woke up, I’d have tired, itchy eyes and usually it went away slowly throughout the morning. I always thought it was because I was tired and I was tired all the time. For the past two days since taking choline and inositol, my eyes feel like new in the mornings. It’s such a big obvious difference.

I don’t think it was riboflavin causing the dry itchy eyes of late that disappeared when I took B vitamins. Turns out that choline and inositol are included in my B complex supplement.

So now with the idea of a potassium deficiency, I grab three bananas on the way into work.

August 25, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 29, 2006

I ate six bananas yesterday. Early in the afternoon I felt I needed one dose of my magnesium but didn’t take any more than that.

September 29, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 27, 2006

I had an idea today. With the riboflavin injections not having any effect on my chapped lips, I’ve been thinking about a B6 deficiency and thinking it’s possible it effecting my absorption of magnesium.

I took two capsules of magnesium glycinate this morning with my B complex and 50 mg niacin. Then, I didn’t take my magnesium for the rest of the day and I ate three bananas. Usually I get my weird symptoms if I miss any magnesium but so far, it looks like the B6 and magnesium in the bananas is having an effect.

I’ll try it again tomorrow to see what happens.

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

Entry for May 03, 2006

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Because of the new diagnosis, I cancelled the appointment with my doctor on Friday. If I go in there talking about a Niacin deficiency and Alkaline PH levels he will throw me out for sure.

I came across a web site that was explaining the effects of Acid/Alkaline on the body. It listed the following for strong alkaline: Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Cesium.

My stomach was alkaline! This is why the Calcium/Magnesium tablets made me sick, that’s why bananas made me sick back in JULY. Too much Potassium!

ALKALIZING MINERALS

  • PH 14: Cesium
  • PH 14: Potassium
  • PH 14: Sodium
  • PH 12: Calcium
  • PH 09: Magnesium

I can probably get further with the naturopath so I book an appointment for 10:00 AM Friday morning. Last time I saw her was when she gave me a vitamin schedule that made me worse so I never went back. Now I’ll be able to tell her why it didn’t work. My acupuncture doctor recommened Apple Cider Vinegar so I look it up on a food chart and discover that it is alkaline. There’s no way I’m trying that now.

May 3, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for April 20, 2006

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Now that I’ve starting eating more fruits everyday I’m starting to realize how hard it is to actually eat healthy. The snack machine in the lunch room is full of chocolate bars, chips and pop. The donut shop downstairs doesn’t sell any fruit. It’s a real effort to eat healthy. No wonder so many people are sick.

For a while now, every morning I’ve been bringing a bunch of fresh fruit in with me. I have an apple with my oats for breakfast and I eat pears and bananas throughout the day. It’s interesting to see how people react when they see the big pile of fruit on my desk. “Oh you’re eating healthy today..” or some other comment.

People don’t realize that what I am doing should be normal but people react like I’m doing something completely abnormal. I ate a banana the other day and it had a sticker on it. “5-10 a day. Are you getting enough?”

I am definately in the minority…

Follow the Five-a-Day Rule

Ever heard of the “five-a-day” rule? It refers to the recommended minimum of five servings a day of fruits and vegetables to get the most benefit from our diet. That’s easy to remember, but apparently hard to do as only 25 percent of Americans manage to meet this recommendation. Clearly, we’ve got work to do in order to improve the quality of our diets so that we can live healthier lives.

Healthy eating patterns can reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke and many other diseases. Poor eating habits, on the other hand, lead to obesity, a lack of energy, and increased risk for health problems.

In addition to getting necessary fiber and nutrients, here’s a newer reason to follow the five-a-day rule: many fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals, natural compounds found in plants that are associated with prevention of disease.

No one really understands how many phytochemicals there are or how they all function. Thousands have been identified already. Familiar ones are the antioxidant beta-carotene, which the body uses to make Vitamin A and is found in yellow and orange vegetables, and lycopene, found in tomatoes and other red fruits. Consumption of these phytochemicals has established benefits, such as lowering the risk for heart disease, and also has been linked to diminished risk of some cancers, although research has not yet established a certain causal relationship.

As the emerging benefits of phytochemicals become more widely known, drugstores are filling their shelves with phytochemical supplements. Taking a pill to get the benefits linked with phytochemical consumption may seem convenient, but it’s important to get these chemicals from real foods. We have not yet discovered all of the phytochemicals present in fruits and vegetables. Taking a pill with beta-carotene and lycopene provides only those two phytochemicals; a salad with tomato and shredded carrots gives us many more. In addition, studies show that supplements are not nearly as beneficial as foods containing phytochemicals, and in some cases the supplements were even found to be detrimental.

April 20, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 4, 2005

It’s been three weeks now of eating fruit. Bananas made me feel ill, peaches had no effect and the pears? We had a winner. When I ate two to three pears a day, the vibrations stopped. Unbelievable!

Around this time I started to have other symptoms.  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.  I also had this weird feeling in the top of my head that felt like my nerve endings were twitching very lightly.

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.

Another weird symptom I noticed was that I would have three and four bowel movements a day. No diarrhea and no blood in the stool but it appeared very small in size. Nothing painful and at the time I hardly thought it was problem because it didn’t really effect by day to day activities.

Being a programmer, I built a simple database as a food diary to track the foods I ate, when I ate them, how I felt and the frequency of my bowel movements.

March 3, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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