Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for September 03, 2007

This morning was the fourth day in a row that I haven’t had a vibration in the morning and it’s probably the extra niacin. One thing I’ve noticed this time? Since taking the niacin, my skin feels really smooth. It’s very subtle but there is a difference and I know that there’s a link with niacin and healthy skin.

Niacin Summary

B3 or niacin plays a key role in over 100 functions necessary for health and is especially important for energy production and, as a vasodilator, blood circulation. It’s also needed for red blood cell formation; the health of skin and the digestive tract; healthy nervous system functioning and brain activity; and for the synthesis of the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

September 3, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 12, 2007

Big difference with my skin and hair and my sinuses have cleared up tremendously but I’m still not sure if it is having any effect on the vibration. Started reading the book by Ann Louise Gittleman regarding copper imbalance.

One of the things she talking about is how eating heathly can actually cause your level of copper to increase. Interesting because one of the major dietary changes I did was eat more fruits and vegetables and less beef. Fruits and vegetables have very low levels of zinc and beef has the highest.

Still vibrating…

March 12, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 08, 2007

Today I switch back to taking three 25mg doses zinc with less copper and by early afternoon I notice a loss of magnesium. I take some extra magnesium and I’m fine.

So how do I increase my zinc intake, take less copper and increase my overall level of magnesium?

One thing that I’ve noticed with taking the zinc. I’ve always had itchy dry skin during the winter months and this year was no different. When I started taking zinc, I felt a subtle but very definite change in my skin. I don’t know how to describe it other than it feels tougher and the dry skin has gone.

March 8, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 03, 2007

I don’t appear to have any other symptoms of liver disease other than the yellow skin. So a bit more research and I uncover some new things…


A weak liver can be the cause of many chronic health problems. Pain, constant fatigue, sleep disorders, heart palpitations, poor memory, skin problems, allergies, arthritis, thyroid problems, frequent urination, fainting and poor eyesight are a few examples of what may result when the liver is stressed.

The liver is the most emotion sensitive organ and its weakness is often connected to emotional sensitivity. Individuals who are emotionally sensitive are more prone to weak liver even if they do not have a poor diet or are not taken medication regularly.

Liver congestion and stagnation are common problems. Yet conventional medicine does not understand them and has no test to detect them. In hepatitis or liver inflammation, liver enzyme levels in the blood are elevated because of the ruptured liver cells which contain high contents of liver enzymes. However, in liver congestion or stagnation, liver cells are still intact and liver enzyme levels in blood are normal. Therefore normal clinical tests which rely on liverr enzyme levels as a measure of liver condition cannot detect liver congestion or stagnation.


Chinese Gentian (Lung-tanTsao) has been known for thousands of years to be useful in the treatment of fever, rheumatism and general debility. It is also said to benefit the liver, aid digestion, strengthen the memory and give lightness and elasticity to the body. It is primarily used in the treatment of acute hepatitis, acute conjunctivitis, acute tonsillitis, jaundice and most liver disorders. It is also helpful in alleviating “sluggish liver” which can be caused by hormone therapy, medications or other problems such as stress or poor diets.

Nutritional deficiency is a common problem for individuals with liver disorders. Most nutrients pass through the body without being assimilated if the liver is weak. Supplements taken by individuals with weak livers may end up as waste products for the body to dispose because the supplements cannot be digested or assimilated.

I’ve mentioned the long term supplementation without any results to every doctor and how many mentioned liver function? You guessed it…not one. The nutrionist suggested a liver cleanse so I guess with my diet history it makes a lot of sense.

March 3, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 03, 2007

I went to the health food store to pick up some magnesium. They also had NuLife’s brand of potassium so I picked that up as well. When I went to pay at the cash, the guy behind the counter starting talking about supplements and asked us about our health. We talked about a bunch of things and then he asked me about the colour of my skin.

I wasn’t sure what he was talking about at first because I know my skin is slightly pale and one lady mentioned my pale complexion as an indication of mineral deficiencies.

He continued by saying that he thought my skin had a yellow cast to it and mentioned liver function. He continued by saying that the liver is most effected by stress and your emotional state. So I asked if something like Milk Thistle would help. He suggested drinking something called dandelion tea to help support the liver.

I’ve known about the possibility of a weak liver a while back based on the Chinese tongue analysis and it’s always bothered me because I’m always checking my tongue. More recently, the nutritionist suggested a liver flush to help with my adrenals.

My wife did actually notice my yellow skin a while back and it was just after we moved into our new house. The city of Markham is very high on using the new kind of energy effecient lightbulbs and our new house has them in almost every room. If you have ever used them, you may have notice that they have no constant colour cast so when my wife mentioned the yellow cast on my skin, I thought it was because of the new different kind of lighting.

I started taking supplements for candida at the begining of November just before the move so could it be possible that fighting candida was releasing toxins into my bloodstream causing stress on an already weak liver?

I always brush off any suggestion that my problems are stress related because I don’t have any stress except for dealing with the doctors with my health issues. I’ve never been a person to be effected by stress or to be in any kind of stressful situations whether it be at home or my work environments.

After we left the store, I was a little freaked out. My hands were cold and I felt kind of sick. I started thinking about what he said about the stress. If my body is in a state of nervous exhaustion, then any kind of stress would effect me in a way that wouldn’t be a problem in a normal, healthy person. I think he’s right, but not based on the actual stress, but the state of my body and I’ve been dealing with this state of nervous exhaustion for almost two years and I can’t imagine that not having an effect on the other parts of my body.

Two years ago during my doctor’s first appointment, he said that a vibration is usually caused by stress. Having to deal with him appointment after appointment, he never once showed any concern for this “stress” effecting my liver.

An interesting development but I’ll need to do more research.

March 3, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 04, 2006


Later in the day, I’m talking to my wife about the hormone test and she makes a comment about the weird hair on my legs. This story needs a bit more explanation…

Back in grade six or seven, I was really embarrased by my hairy legs. I was one of the earliest kids to have the dreaded leg hair and I have dark hair so it really showed. In gym class, I wore track pants as often as I could.

One day I decided to try out the plastic disposable razors on my legs. This was my solution to being cool again. I think I only did it once and it never really grew back the same way. When it did grow back, it was itchy and looked like red small goose bumps. Other than that, it didn’t really bother me and I never wore shorts again.

Twenty years later, I may finally have an answer. Dr. Google tells me it’s a skin condition called “Keratosis Pilaris”

Keratosis Pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disease manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

Keratosis Pilaris…it’s a very common follicular disease. How nice…

June 4, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for May 30, 2006

Almost a week after taking vitamin E supplements and I’m noticing a difference. Not with the nervous system, but with my skin. On the top of my chest, I have always had oily skin and a few small zits. I never go anywhere without a shirt on so what do I care? But since I’ve taken the vitamin E, the difference in my skin is incredible. Not only has the small zits cleared up, but my skin all over is so smooth I can’t believe the difference.

Imagine people who are deficient in vitamin E, buying skin care lotions to make their skin beautiful and soft, and I’m sure these products do. But what happens when they stop using it? The skin returns back to the way it was before and so they go back and keep buying the product. They are covering a symptom and not getting to the root cause of the problem.

Came across this article in the paper this morning. Bill Cameron went to the doctor for heartburn, coughing and hiccups. Simple symptoms that maybe people wouldn’t even bother going to see a doctor and later he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. What’s the point of going to a doctor if they can’t put all of the symptoms together and recognize the early symptoms of cancer?

Spreading esophageal awareness

The slight weakening in Bill Cameron’s voice, his heartburn, coughing and the bouts of hiccups were all treated as individual complaints. But when the journalist couldn’t swallow, a doctor did a biopsy and told him he had esophageal cancer.

After hearing the grim news, Cheryl Hawkes, Cameron’s wife, was asked by the doctor: How did this get so far? Her husband died nine months after being diagnosed.

She came up with the idea to make May 31 esophageal cancer awareness day. She went to see her city counsellor. He took it to Mayor David Miller, who liked the idea and proclaimed the day.

Esophageal cancer is most curable when diagnosed early. But since early symptoms are either non-existent or include mild heartburn or coughing bouts, the cancer is usually more advanced when diagnosed, the People Living with Cancer website (www.plwc.org) reports.

May 30, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment


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