Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 10, 2007

Went to the health food store today to try some different things that I may have not thought about before. I picked up silica, collagen and kelp. I wanted the silica for the role it plays with the absorption of vitamin and minerals. I wanted kelp for the iodine in a supplement form. I wanted the collagen for my weak knees. I’ve tried MSM and Glucosamine without any effect so I wanted something different. Here’s what I found on collagen:

Collagen Supplements

Sarah Quadri, Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Science

Oral supplementation of collagen provides a way in which the body can be provided vital amino acids and proteoglycans (specialized sugars in the body) important to maintenance of connective tissues. Currently, two main collagen supplements are being utilized—a combined collagen type I & collagen type III oral supplement and a collagen type II supplement, as these are the most abundant types in the body.Collagen type I & collagen type III are the chief collagen types in hair, skin, nails, tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, teeth, eyes, and blood vessels. Although their presence is beneficial in joint tissues, collagen type II is the true major component of joint cartilage. Collagen type II (particularly from chicken sternal cartilage) supplies vital amino acids, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin, and glucosamine for optimal articular (joint) cartilage support.

 

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

Entry for April 26, 2007

After reading this article on minerals, I decide to pick up some silica. The health food store only has the silica gel so I get the homeopathic stuff instead.

Minerals have an important role in the promotion of hair growth. When you have a mineral deficiency your hair will suffer as a result. However, overdosing on minerals could cause you severe hair loss.

Ok? So what should I do? You must eat foods that have the minerals you need for healthy hair. By getting your minerals from food sources you make it nearly impossible to overdose on minerals.

1. Trace Mineral Silica

If you are missing a mineral in your diet it’s probably the trace mineral silica. It’s the most important mineral when it comes to healthy hair and probably the one mineral that’s usually absent from most American diets. Supplementing your diet with silica alone will probably help you more than any of the other minerals combined because Silica helps utilize several other nutrients. Boron, copper, manganese, magnesium, fluorine, phosphorus, zinc and strontium all benefit from silica supplementation.
The only problem is that its very hard to get trace minerals because of the way most western civilizations cook and process their food. So How do you supplement Silica in the body? It’s difficult but not impossible.You can get enough trace mineral silica in your diet by eating Oats, millet, barley, whole wheat, and algae.

2. Iodine

Iodine is very important when it comes to combating hair loss. You must have Iodine for healthy hair. However, you need a certain kind of Iodine. Not just any Iodine will do. The kind of Iodine that you would get in your generic table salt isn’t the type of iodine you need for hair growth. That type of iodine could easily cause you to overdose on iodine and actually cause you more hair loss. You don’t want that. So stay away from iodized salt and and start getting your iodine from food sources. These include kelp, yogurt (low fat), cow’s milk, boiled eggs, strawberries and Mozzarella cheese.

3. Zinc

Zinc is another mineral that you could easily overdose on. Too much zinc could actually block the absorption of other minerals. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t need zinc for healthy hair. Zinc is very important when it comes to tissue growth and hair growth in particular. It helps to secrete the scalp with much needed oil and avoid dandruff that could possibly cause hair loss. It also helps with the absorption of other nutrients that you need. Organic beef, beef liver, lima beans, organic / wild turkey, chickpeas, split peas, raw cashews, pecans, green peas, almonds, ginger root and organic egg are all good food sources of zinc.

4. Iron

Avoid taking iron supplements. You should get all of your Iron from food sources. If you you decide to take an iron supplement anyway then avoid ferrous sulfate which is hard to absorb. Oysters, liver, lean red meat, poultry, tuna, salmon, Iron-fortified cereals, dried beans, whole grains, eggs, dried fruit, dark green leafy vegetables, wheat, millet, oats, brown rice, Lima beans, soy beans, dried beans and peas, kidney beans, almonds, Brazil nuts, prunes, raisins, apricots, broccoli, spinach, kale, collards, asparagus, dandelion greens.

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

Entry for July 04, 2006

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“One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive… the other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive.”

Followed up with the naturopath. Usually I have my discoveries and detailed results of my experiments with me but not today. I’m expecting the test results from the hormonal test so I’ll let her take the lead. I’m sitting in the waiting area for about fifteen minutes before she comes out and calls my name. I was quite startled and she apologizes for scaring me.

She starts by asking about how I’ve been feeling since the last appointment on June 3rd. She wants to know about the high doses of niacin and if it’s had any effect. I’m really only interested in the test results and so with a lack of my usual enthusiasm, I explain my new theory about a B1 deficiency and how it’s critical for the creation of nerve sheaths. I show her Benfotamine and explain how it worked instantly. I continue and explain about Beriberi and how I’m still waiting for confirmation from a blood test taken two weeks ago. I mention the case study from Mount Sinai and explain about magnesium deficiencies and the connection to Mitral Valve Prolapse.

She doesn’t appear convinced and mentions that a magnesium deficiency would’ve shown up on the hair analysis. She pulls it out from my file and points to the bottom half and it shows that my magnesium level is normal. This is the same area that she told me to ignore the first time because it was considered too controversial for a reliable reading. I don’t mention anything and go along with it.

From a previous post:

“There has been no lab test that will give an accurate reading of the magnesium status in the tissues. Only one percent of magnesium of the body is distributed in the blood, making a simple sample of magnesium in the blood highly inaccurate. That’s why most doctors who rely on blood tests for magnesium and not magnesium deficiency signs and symptoms and realization that up to 80 percent of the population is deficient, will miss an important diagnosis.”

She also talks about the time I wasn’t feeling well after taking her suppliments and says it was due to the homopathic remedy she gave me and not the calcium/magnesium effect on an alkaline stomach. (Not a chance. She’s either not listening or doesn’t understand my problem.) I explain about how my nerves are shot and how I jumped out of my chair when she called my name. It’s not normal and the B vitamins are not working so it must be something else effecting the nerves and I really think it’s magnesium.

From the Hair Analysis, she talks about how I have high levels of Aluminum and Silver and asks me if I am still talking Zinc and Copper. I stopped taking those a while back when I quit taking the Calcium/Magnesium the first time and never started taking them again. She wants to take another hair analysis in a month’s time to see if there is any improvement. We start talking about the B vitamins again but I’m really starting to have my doubts. I think B1 was only part of the problem and not the root cause. She asks me about all of the vitamins I am taking and I’m only taking three extra. Lecithin, Omega Three and Silica. Again, she reviews the controversial part of the hair analysis and says my silica level was fine. She asks me if I’ve lost any weight and actually, I’ve gained weight but not on my waist so it appears that I’m building muscle but it sure doesn’t feel like it. She asks me if I exercise and of course I say no. Maybe if I felt better and stonger I would exercise.

Until recently, I’ve always used the second notch on my belt but lately, I’ve been using the third one. I bought a new pair of pants last week and normally I’m a 38 waist but I ended up buying the 36 because they were such a great fit. She takes my weight and I am 186 lbs. My ideal weight should be around 170 lbs.

She hands me the results from the hormone analysis. The report is quite technical and I don’t understand a lot of it but basically my hormones are normal. So much for hormone disruptors in plastic chemicals.

She wants me to monitor my head pinching and vibrations and follow up in three weeks. I purchase her B Complex vitamins from Thorne. I tell her that I’ve tried to replace it with her brand or and equivalent with the same dosage but I can’t find it anywhere. She says that Thorne is a very high end brand name that is only available to the medical community.

I’ve been monitoring my head pinching and vibrations for over a year and I’ve had enough. She doesn’t appear to be listening and apart from the mild improvment from her B vitamins, I’m not any closer to getter any better. In fact, I’ve had more success from my own research.

I have a list of weird neurological symptoms and she wants me to exercise. What a bunch or garbage and a complete waste of money. I’m not going back to the naturopath. A naturopath’s job is discover the root cause of symptoms and her theory is more exercise. I’m not paying a doctor to tell me to exercise when there are obvious signs of a bigger problem.

Now that I feel better using Benfotamine, I’ll prove it’s not the B vitamins anymore. There is something else happening here.

July 5, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 03, 2006

Silica:

We are born with an abundance of silica and relatively low amounts of calcium. Then with every advancement in chronological age, the amount of calcium increases and the amount of silica decreases within the body. Silica enhances the function of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and boron, and is essential for bone development and growth. Bones need silica to re-calcify and to strengthen bone tissue. A silica deficiency in tissue causes a calcium deficiency which, in turn, results in a loss of tissue elasticity.

So as it turns out, silica is extremely important for enhancing the effects of B vitamins and magnesium. Went to the health food store and picked some up. Only one tablespoon per day.

They also had small plastic bottles of wheatgrass so I bought one of those too.

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

   

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