Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 02, 2007

Here is an amazing article that discusses the relationship between high sugar intake and phosphorus deficiency. Not only that, but it also lists the minerals required to digest sugar thus causing a deficiency and I know I have problems with most of them…

“calcium, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, cobalt, copper, zinc and manganese. ”

I read amazing articles like this and it really makes me wonder why we as a society are so stupid when it comes to our health…because someone obviously has the knowledge. Incredible!

The Effect of Simple Sugars on the Human Body

The key to health is the moderate consumption of complex carbohydrates — from natural food sources, such as fresh vegetables and, to a lesser extent, cooked vegetables — balanced with intake of protein from a clean source, such as organically grown soy products. Anything less than this is a compromise and will eventually affect your health and/or longevity. While it is true that this stuff breaks down to simple sugars in a few hours, if you take your carbs in this fashion, the quantity will be tolerable, and it will come with other nutrients.

Here is a list of the minerals required to digest sugar: calcium, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, cobalt, copper, zinc and manganese. These minerals are the so-called “co-factors” necessary for the proper functioning of the enzyme systems, including the enzyme systems required to metabolize sugar. These minerals have been stripped away in the refining process which produces sugar. Also, the mechanisms which produce glucose from complex carbohydrates, proteins and fats simply shut down from disuse when you continue a steady diet of simple sugars. If you don’t use it you lose it.

Thus, you become dependent on an outside source of glucose, i.e., addicted. This source usually is sucrose. Also, you lose the ability to metabolize sugar and keep it in a healthy range within the cells. You may have a normal blood sugar and a normal glucose tolerance test. Under these conditions, your doctor will tell you “no problemo.” Don’t believe it! A normal blood glucose and/or glucose tolerance test only proves that your pancreas is still healthy enough to shunt a large load of sugar to inside the cells. It is within the cells themselves where sugar does its damage.

The evolution of our enzyme systems required millions of years, and throughout those millions of years purified sugar was not available. Therefore, your body simply is not programmed to handle anything more than the quantity of simple sugars present in, for example, a couple of peaches or a couple of apples. Those peaches or apples, by the way, come with their mineral supply — and loads of other nutrients — intact. You can even overdose on natural foods and take a large hit of sugar from fruit, for example, especially dried fruit. It also is easy to juice six apples or six oranges and gulp your juice down in ten minutes whilst thinking what a wonderful thing you are doing for your body.

The first enzyme systems of your body which are upset by refined sugar are your digestive enzymes, because these are the first encountered by the sugar you put in your mouth. Because these enzymes are disabled by abnormal concentrations of sugar, food passes through your digestive tract in an undigested or a partially digested state.

Some of these large molecules enter your body through the walls of your small intestines in this undigested or partially digested state. Your body recognizes these large molecules as foreign tissue and makes antibodies to them. Thus, do food allergies develop.

Most people get twenty percent of their calories from refined sugar, an average of 130 pounds (59 kilos) per year. This is a massive and continuing upset for the body.

The usual calcium/phosphorus ratio in the serum is 10:2, a ratio of ten mg. calcium for every two mg. phosphorous per liter of serum. The ingestion of sugar alters this ratio by decreasing the phosphorus and increasing the calcium. Because calcium and phosphorus work together in the enzymatic systems of the body, a phosphorus deficiency is sensed by the body as a calcium deficiency as well as a phosphorus deficiency. The body has no readily available source of phosphorus; however, it certainly does have a ready source of calcium. Therefore, your bones and teeth are robbed of calcium to deal with this imbalance, and the result is osteoporosis of bones throughout the body and weakened tooth structure.

This extra calcium, without a complement of phosphorus to balance it, is toxic. Calcium can be in deficient supply, even though the concentration may be above normal, because insufficient phosphorus is present to enable the body to use it. Therefore, the odd situation arises of toxicity from calcium, which also is in deficient supply as far as availability to the enzyme systems is concerned.

This is called “nonfunctioning calcium,” and it leads to kidney stones, arthritis, hardening of the arteries, cataracts and plaque on the teeth. In extreme imbalance, massive calcium tumors may form in the body.

Calcium caseinate, along with oxidized cholesterol, is a major component of atherosclerotic plaques found on blood vessel walls in people with hardened arteries. This is the major cause of heart attack, and this situation can develop at a very young age thanks to degenerative illness driven by habitual simple sugar ingestion.

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

Entry for March 23, 2007

March 23rd 2004. It’s been three years since I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolaspse. I remember the date because it’s my father’s birthday.

I’m on vacation from work next week and I plan to do some things around the house that haven’t been dealt with since the move in November. I also plan to dig up my health notes and go through them to find the summary papers from the iridologist. I never googled the things that she wanted me to take and I had always planned to but just never had the time. I remember they were expensive aromatherapy oils and that was one of the reasons I didn’t continue with her. If I can find out what they are and what they can do, maybe I can find some missing clues…

Today for some reason I had early afternoon magnesium loss. Around two o’clock my hands were cold and I thought it was weird because I just had my lunch not so long ago. I had a egg salad sandwich. I took one of my evening magnesium and was better. By four o’clock my hands went cold again and I took another magnesium. Not sure what is causing the magnesium loss as the only thing I’ve changed recently is the potassium and chromium. So I skip my evening vitamins and only take one magnesium, the enzymes and the adrenal complex.

So this is clearly not working. Tomorrow I’m going to lower the zinc intake and only take magnesium and the enzymes with a multivitamin. Forget the other stuff… for now…

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Entry for March 23, 2007

I did a quick google search about digestive enzymes. Looking at my supplement, I notice that something called papain is in the highest concentration so here’s what I found:

The Natural Protein Digestant

Papain is naturally occurring enzyme, obtained from latex of fruit of PAPAYA (Carica papaya Latex). The enzyme Papain is obtained by drying papaya latex by suitable method viz; sun drying, tray drying, spray drying etc. spray drying gives a fine powder, which dissolves easily in water to provide a solution of high proteolytic activity.

The crude Papain obtained from the crude latex is extracted, filtered, concentrated and finally spray dried into a very fine & soluble powder. All processing of Papain is carried out in aseptic conditions to suit for the pharmaceutical applications.

Papain is a mixture of proteolytic enzymes derived from the juice of the unripe fruit of the tropical plant Caroica papaya, commonly known as papaya. Papain hydrolyzes proteins to form oligopeptides and amino acids. Papain also contains the proteolytic enzyme chymopapain which differs from papain in electrophoretic mobility, solubility and substrate specificity. The molecular weight of chymopapain is approximately 27,000 daltons. Papain is used as a digestive aid. It is also used as a meat tenderizer. Papain has putative anti-inflammatory activity. The activity of papain is expressed in papain units or PU. The assay of papain activity is based on the hydrolysis of casein.

Pancreatin enzymes have two important functions in the body: digestion of foods and routine cancer eradication. Pancreatin is a mix of many different enzymes, and those involved in the digestion of proteins are also used to help eliminate cancers that occur. Cancer is often a disease of protein metabolism because the pancreatin enzyme cancer defense mechanism can be overwhelmed by consuming protein rich foods at inappropriate times or in excessive amounts. The body needs a time span each day approaching twelve hours or more without protein consumption for its pancreatin cancer defense mechanism to work optimally.

Pancreatin enzymes can be made ineffective by contact with acids or alcohols. A diet comprised mostly of refined foods and meats may result in an acidic body chemistry that depletes these enzymes. Cancer, once established, ensures its survival by continuously generating acid as it inefficiently metabolizes food. Consuming alcoholic beverages can also interfere with the defense mechanism. Many popular cosmetics that contain acids or alcohols are a special concern for skin cancer. Mercury leakage from amalgam tooth fillings is also debilitating to many enzyme functions.

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

Entry for March 22, 2007

Ran out of enzymes today so I decide to go the entire day without them to see what would happen. I had a blueberry muffin for breakfast, tuna sandwich for lunch, apple for an afternoon snack and chicken pasta for dinner.

By mid-afternoon and into the evening before dinner, I notice I have a lot of gas. The enzymes are working wonders because I haven’t had this much gas in a very long time. So whatever is still wrong, is having an effect on my digestion. Interesting because I was kind of under the impression that I had solved that problem. I was only taking the enzymes for the assimilation of the vitamins.

I really thought that the adrenal complex would make a difference to my overall energy but I can’t really say that it has. I added three potassium and three chromium yesterday. Chromium to remove the excess copper and potassium for my muscle twitching.

The vibration seems to back too. Very weak but noticeable. I really thought that taking the extra zinc had an effect on the vibration but I’m still taking the same dosage as I did when I had the four days without any vibration and it’s still there.

I’ve been keeping the same dosage and routine for the past two weeks and the only difference seems to be candida. I know candida can have an effect on the nervous system and cause gas so I’m wondering now if candida is the cause of the vibration? Only one way to find out I guess…Get rid of the candida.

Still vibrating…

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

Entry for March 10, 2007

Today for something different. I’m going to try taking two 25 mg doses of zinc along with my multivitamin. Morning dosage is equal to 62 mg of zinc and 0.5 mg of copper. I also take my amino acids, vitamin C, potassium and vitamin K with some enzymes.

Picked up the book fromt he library today “Why Am I Always So Tired?” by leading nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman. A book that talks about copper imbalance.

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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 September 23, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: Extremely Weak
Morning Vibration Status: Extremely Weak

Today I’m in the health food store to pick up some enzymes. I won’t bother getting the same as last time because it’s so expensive and I didn’t really notice any difference.While I’m in the store, I always like to look around and make new discoveries and I come across a men’s supplement for omega 3. I check the ingredients for the amount of DHA and I notice that it contains Bioperine. Bioperine is the black pepper extract that I’ve been looking for a while without any luck. I’m about to run out of my omega 3 anyway so I pick some up.

Some googling and I find a magnesium supplement that contains Bioperine for better absorption.

Description

High Absorption Magnesium contains elemental magnesium chelated with the amino acids glycine and lysine. It is a “di-peptide” chelate, which means that each magnesium atom is chelated with two amino acid molecules. It has a low molecular weight of 324 daltons, which is ideal for optimum absorption. Bioperine is a patented herbal extract that enhances nutrient absorption.

As an essential dietary mineral, magnesium plays many important roles which include: helping cells produce metabolic energy, supporting optimum nerve function, helping muscles relax properly and maintaining a healthy heartbeat. Glycine has been shown to be an efficient carrier for minerals that facilitate absorption in the intestine tract. Glycine is used by the body to form collagen, a key protein in cartilage and connective tissue. Lysine is an essential amino acid that assists gastric function.

Glycine is a highly effective mineral chelator. This is because it is a low-molecular-weight amino acid, hence is easily transported across the intestinal membrane. A study conducted at Weber State University found this particular magnesium glycinate was absorbed up to four times more effectively than typical magnesium supplements.

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

Entry for September 22, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: None
Morning Vibration Status: None

I was reading one of those think vitamin/mineral books today and I was reading about how manganese works with enzymes and B vitamins.

What it does in the body

Manganese appears to be involved in many enzyme systems, although its functions are not well understood. It acts as a co-factor for enzymes necessary for energy production and is involved in glucose metabolism, the stimulation of glycogen storage in the liver, protein digestion and cholesterol and fatty acid synthesis. It is also necessary for the synthesis of DNA and RNA.

Manganese is necessary for growth, maintenance of the nervous system, the development and maintenance of hair, healthy bones and joints, the formation of blood clotting factors, female sex hormone function and thyroid hormone function.

Manganese activates several enzyme systems and supports the utilization of vitamin C, E, choline, and other B-vitamins.

I pick up some manganese…

September 22, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 15, 2006

My eyes have been bothering me still and it’s the constant watering, itchy all of the time and I have a new theory. When this happened before, I could trace it to the megadose of B vitamins.

That is not the problem this time as I’ve lowered the dosage but it is the same type of feeling. I think it’s the active form of B2 and B6 in combination with my enzymes that is causing the overdose. The purpose of the enzymes is to activate the vitamins but what happens if they are already active? I’ll switch back to the non-active form and keep taking my enzymes.

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Entry for September 03, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: NONE
Morning Vibration Status: Slight vibration

It’s really hard to keep to a vitamin schedule on weekends and yesterday I tried to cut down on the magnesium. There’s a fine fine between how much I think I need and the dosage that will cause diarrhea. I wish my doctor had agreed to a magnesium injection. I’m really having a hard time trying to keep up with the demand.

I didn’t take my magensium this morning until late and I noticed my hands and feet were cold. After taking my regular dosage of 300 mg, it disappeared within 15 minutes.

Today I’ll only take the omega three, magnesium, B complex, vitamin C and the enzymes. I’ll switch back to the B complex from the naturopath to see if that has any difference.

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

Entry for August 31, 2006

The sneezing, red itchy eyes and runny nose continue into the late evening.

I tried to get up from a kneeling position tonight and I noticed some mild improvement. Maybe the new enzymes are working!

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Entry for August 30, 2006

I had take out dinner tonight and the weird thing is I’ve been sneezing almost none stop since I got home with a runny nose. I had a turkey dinner and I don’t think it was microwaved food. Here’s what I had:

Turkey, mixed vegetables (corn, carrots & peas), roasted potatoes and a cabbage salad.

I ate the dinner with my vitamins including my old enzymes. Eating turkey and the cabbage is the only difference in my diet today. I’m beginning to think I have a food allergy and the new enzyme book talks about food allergies caused by a lack of enzymes. Of course it was fast food so who knows what was really added to the food?

Any time I get these symptoms again, I’ll track what I ate.

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Entry for August 30, 2006

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I’ve been reading a book now for a couple of days called “Micro Miracles: Discover the healing power of enzymes”. Here is what she says:

PAGE 17:

“Vitamins and minerals don’t activate until they unite with enzymes. If that doesn’t happen, they get flushed from the body unused. People may be taking supplements but all they are gettig is expensive urine.”

On page 33 she explains in detail what enzymes to look for and the dosage. I get a call from the health food store and the homeopathic remedy of Magnesia Phosphorica 30 C has arrived. While I’m there, I pick up an enzyme supplement that has most of the ones she talks about in her book. It’s called “DigestMore Ultra” and it’s made from plant enzymes.

I save my last capsules of magnesium and B complex and take them with the new enzymes…

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Entry for August 28, 2006

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Vitamins & minerals are co-enzymes, as such, they require that other enzymes act on them in order to release their benefits. If the body is unable to supply those necessary enzymes in the proper quantities at the proper time the vitamins & minerals simply become inert materials and pass through your body unused.

Doctor Google just found an excellent web site called Enzymedica that talks only about enzymes and the specific functions that they do. I think I may have found something that can help me.

Digestive Enzyme Supplement for Vitamin, Mineral and Herb Absorption

Enzymedica Enhanceâ
 
Enhance contains 12 mg of Bioperine and 13 enzymes known to assist with healthy digestion and assimilation. The potency is specific for supplemental vitamin, mineral and herb absorption when taken on an empty stomach.

Bioperine has been tested in several clinical studies and shown to increase the absorption of minerals, fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins.

Suggested Use: One capsule with any nutritional supplement(s) when optimal absorption is desired. More may be taken as needed.

Enzymedica uses an exclusive Thera-blend process for its protease, lipase, and cellulase. Each of these enzymes actually represents multiple blends that are used for their ability to break down numerous bonds in varying pH levels.

Ingredients:

Amylase Thera-blend 6,000 DU
Protease Thera-blend 21,000 HUT
Lipase Thera-blend 250 FCCFIP
Cellulase Thera-blend 100 CU
Lactase 425 ALU
Alpha Galactosidase 37.5 GALU
Maltase 100 DP*
Invertase 87.5 INVU
Phytase/Pectinase 25 endo-PGU
Hemicellulase 800 HCU
Beta Glucanase 90 BGU
Bioperine 12 mg

Starting today, I’ll start taking enzymes everytime I take my vitamins and minerals. I’ll finish off my current supply then try and find something similar to the above ingredients.

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

Entry for August 28, 2006

My wife and I have been discussing our recent problems with candida.

The classic Chicken or the Egg Syndrome:

She thinks candida can cause a magnesium deficiency and from what I’ve researched she is right. But I think the magnesium deficiency caused the lack of enzymes that can create an environment where a candida overgrowth can flurish and make a mild magnesium deficiency even worse. Which came first? Two different alternative doctors have suggested I have a problem with candida.

There is no doubt in my mind that I am lacking in enzymes. I can see the difference after I eat certain kinds of food and I’ve been taking vitamins now for so long with very little improvement. I’ve switched brands, I’ve tried different formulas purchased premium products and nothing seems to work. I’ve mentioned this to several doctors and they can’t seem to provide any answers. I think it could be related to the lack of enzymes.

Let’s find out what Doctor Google has to say about enzymes:

Enzymes are responsible for digestion, absorption, transporting, metabolizing and eliminating waste. Every cell in our body, over 100 trillion, is dependent on enzymes. Of all the life-sustaining forces operating within each of us, enzymes are probably the least known, least understood, yet the most important and needed. Nutrition cannot be explained without describing the part that enzymes play.

Nutrition is the body’s ability to consume 45 foundational nutrients, which are protein, carbohydrates, fats, water, 13 vitamins, 9 amino acids, and 19 minerals. Eating foods that contain these elements, along with supplemental enzymes in their proper amounts will ensure good nutrition.

Enzymes turn the food we eat into energy and unlock this energy for use in the body. Life depends on enzymes. Enzymes and proteins are dependent upon one another. If there are to few enzymes, protein cannot be broken down. Conversely, if there is not enough protein, enzymes cannot be formed. Without enzymes, even the most balanced dietary lifestyle would be worthless because food cannot be digested and used by the body.

There are thousands of enzymes manufactured in the body and they fall into
three main categories:

  1. Food enzymes are found in raw food.
  2. Metabolic enzymes work in blood, tissues and organs.
  3. Digestive enzymes work in breaking down proteins, carbohydrates
    and fats.

Food Enzymes

Enzymes that are present only in raw food and contain varying quantities of the four basic types of plant enzymes: protease used in protein digestion, amylase for carbohydrate digestion, lipase for fat digestion and cellulose for fiber digestion. Every raw food contains exactly the right amount and type of enzyme necessary to digest a particular food. For example, fruit high in carbohydrates, i.e., bananas contain high amounts of amylase. Fruits high in fat, such as, avocados contain high amounts of lipase. Food enzymes enter the body along with raw food.

Although enzymes are present in all raw foods, they break down when cooking
temperatures are greater than 118 degrees F. If we ate a diet consisting of 75% raw foods, supplemental enzymes would not be required.

Metabolic Enzymes

…are responsible for initiating chemical reactions within the body. Much of this enzyme activity goes on within the cells to protect them from damage and maintain the process of cell respiration and regeneration. Enzymes help protect cells from wear and tear, which we know as the aging process. Metabolic enzymes run all our organs, tissues and cells. Vitamins, minerals and hormones need enzymes to be present in order to get their work done properly. Enzymes are nature’s life preservers.

Digestive Enzymes

…are secreted along the gastrointestinal tract and break down foods, enabling the nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream for use in various bodily functions. There are three main categories of digestive enzymes: amylase protease, and lipase. Amylase, found in saliva and in the pancreatic and intestinal juices, breaks down carbohydrates. Protease, found in the stomach juices, helps to digest proteins. Lipase, found in the stomach and pancreatic juices, and present in fats, aids in fat digestion.

Enzyme Deficiency

When the body receives foods that are deficient in enzymes, it increases its numbers of white blood cells as a defense mechanism. Enzymes are then released from these cells as well as, from the lymphatic tissue and spleen where they also are stored in the body to digest toxins. When white blood cells are continually elevated due to a diet of enzyme dead foods, the immune system becomes compromised. This is because enzymes, normally held in storage to fight infection, are drawn out of storage for the purpose of digesting food.

There is a direct link between the strength of our immune system and our enzyme levels. The more enzymes we have the stronger our immune and digestive system will be. Leukocytes are white blood cells that contain eight different amylase enzymes, which assists the white blood cell to engulf foreign substances and reduce them to a form that the body can eliminate. Research has shown that leukocytes increase after one has eaten a cooked meal. However, there is no increase in leukocytes after a person has eaten a raw food meal.

Research has shown that enzymes are related to all diseases via the immune system whether the disease is acute or chronic, if the pancreatic output of enzymes is hindered, the whole body is affected.

There is a greater amount of enzymes found in the young person’s tissue than in an elderly person’s tissue. Understanding this fact of life, doing all you can to maintain and enhance your enzyme levels would be a benefit to unlimited health. Enzymes are used up more rapidly during all acute and chronic illnesses. Those with diabetes, hypoglycemia, endocrine gland weakness, obesity, digestive dysfunction and stress related problem would all benefit from plant enzyme supplementation. The importance of enzymes cannot be overemphasized. If the lack of enzymes can cause diseases, then adding enzymes to the diet, through supplementation and proper food intake will prevent premature aging and break down of the body.

Everyone, young and old, has an enzyme deficiency to one degree or anther. Dr. Dick Couey, professor of Physiology and Nutrition at Baylor University states, “I will never eat another meal without taking a plant enzyme supplement.” As long as we continue to eat the Standard American Diet (SAD) of enzyme deficient foods, our bodies need an enzyme supplement to assist in digestion and nutrient uptake. As long as we live and breathe there is a need for enzyme supplementation. Data from over sixty years has revealed that there has not been one report of side effects from enzyme consumption. Remember plant enzymes are food.

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…

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Entry for August 19, 2006

I forgot to take my vitamins with my lunch today and we had great tasting Angus Beef Burgers. After thirty minutes I start having a lot of gas. I take my vitamins including the enzymes and in another thirty minutes it settles down.

I’ve come up with an idea. I’m deficient in riboflavin and magnesium and both are key in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fat synthesis so it’s no wonder I need the enzyme supplement.

Why don’t I try eating a diet that doesn’t contain any carbohydrates, proteins and fat? Or at the very least, consume the absolute bare minimum for a while and see if that has any difference on how I feel. I’ve read in Carolyn Dean’s book “The Miracle of Magnesium” that eating a lot of protein and fat can actually inhibit the absorption of magnesium.

Magnesium: Necessary for energy metabolism, protein and fat synthesis. The metabolism of carbohydrates and fats to produce energy requires numerous magnesium-dependent chemical reactions.

Magnesium is required at a number of steps during the synthesis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins. A number of enzymes participating in the synthesis of carbohydrates and lipids require magnesium for their activity. Glutathione, an important antioxidant, requires magnesium for its synthesis.

Riboflavin: Riboflavin is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin, also known as vitamin B2. In the body, riboflavin is primarily found as an integral component of the coenzymes, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN). Coenzymes derived from riboflavin are also called flavins. Enzymes that use a flavin coenzyme are called flavoproteins.

Flavin coenzymes participate in redox reactions in numerous metabolic pathways. Flavins are critical for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

August 19, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | 2 Comments

Entry for July 06, 2006

Magnesium for Nerves

Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system. With this, it is frequently used to promote good sleep. But more importantly it can be used to calm irritated and over-excited nerves. This is especially useful with epileptic seizures, convulsions in pregnant women and the `shakes’ in alcoholism. Magnesium levels are generally low in alcoholics, contributing or causing many of their health problems. If magnesium levels are low, the nerves lose control over muscle activity, respiration and mental processes. Nervous fatigue, tics and twitches, tremors, irritability, hypersensitivity, muscle spasms, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, disorientation and irregular heartbeat all respond to increased magnesium levels. A common phenomenon of magnesium deficiency is a sharp muscle reaction to an unexpected loud noise. In most cases magnesium works best in combination with vitamin B6 and zinc.

Magnesium chloride can be beneficial in a wide range of diseases. These included diseases of the digestive tract such as colitis and gall bladder problems, Parkinson’s disease, tremors and muscle cramps; acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts and itching skin; impotence, prostatic hypertrophy, cerebral and circulatory problems; asthma, hay fever, urticaria and anaphylactic reactions. Hair and nails became stronger and healthier and patients had more energy.

Importance of Enzymes

Enzymes are substances that make life possible. They are needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in the body.  No vitamin, mineral or hormone can do any work without enzymes.  The metabolic enzymes run all of our organs, tissues and cells. They build our body from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.  You may have all the raw materials to build the above, but without enzymes you cannot even begin.

July 6, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

   

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