The needs of the individual may vary greatly and so the dosage of the micro-
When you read the words “basic supply”, it refers to micro-
An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction by the body’s immune system to either foreign or bodily substances. The immune system identifies the substances as foreign and hazardous and thus sets an immune response in motion.
Connective tissue gives body tissues and organs strength and stability and is a vital protective factor against the spread of many different diseases. Natural stability and elasticity is achieved by optimum production of collagen, elastin and other connective tissue molecules and, this in turn, is dependant on optimum supplies of cellular nutrients. These nutrients are also vital for the arteries which have to maintain their structure and elasticity in order to function. If the arteries start to break down then the body tries to compensate by filling the cracks with cholesterol causing thickening of the artery walls and “hardening” of the arteries. Reducing cholesterol can only supply a short term gain.
Inflammation is often accompanied by a weakened immune system. The body’s defensive reaction may persist for months or even years. The connective tissue will be affected due to the inflammation and defensive process. Cellular nutrients support important procedures in the body in this defensive struggle: supporting healthy cell function, strengthening the immune system, protecting and strengthening the connective tissue and inhibiting excessive production of collagen-
Cholesterol can only travel around the bloodstream when it is encased in a protein called Low Density Lipoprotein or LDL. It is important to understand that LDL is not cholesterol but only a carrier of cholesterol and other micro nutrients. Most of the Cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream is produced by the body and any cholesterol consumed in the diet is only a fraction of the total. In a healthy individual the cholesterol produced by the body is in balance with the body’s needs regarding metabolic functions. Cholesterol doesn’t always mean the same to everyone and there is often confusion over the role that cholesterol plays. The chemical substance known as cholesterol is a single molecule that is manufactured in the liver and is so vital that you cannot live without it. Having too little cholesterol has serious consequenses.
Cholesterol is found in the cell membranes surrounding every cell in the body, forming many of the tiny machines called organelles within the cells. Cholesterol is also the precursor to many important steroid hormones and sunlight converts it into Vitamin D3. It is excreted by the liver in the form of bile salts which are released from the gall bladder after meals and attach to digested fat from the intestine in order to transport the fat to the blood. They are responsible for the absorption of fat and, in other words, you reabsorb the bile salts. This means that up to 50% of the cholesterol is recycled.
The name “cholesterol” is also applied to a large variety of particles found in the blood. These particles contain millions upon millions of molecules of cholesterol, some fats called phosphilipids and other fats called triglycerides. Triglycerides and cholesterol are not soluable in the watery plasma of the blood so, in order to dissolve in the plasma and be carried around the body, these particles are surrounded by water soluable phospholipids, proteins and antioxidants (stoping the fats from going rancid). The spherical particle which is thus formed is called lipoprotein. These lipoproteins are unfortunately also called “cholesterol” by many in the medical industry but, are not cholesterol at all. To add to the confusion, there are many different kinds of lipoproteins (cholesterol). There are high-
Put simply, the liver manufactures and places large LDLs into the blood to be carried all over the body where the cholesterols, triglyserides and phospholipids are offloaded to be used by the tissues. The LDLs get smaller and denser resulting in one of two kinds either, a large pattern type (pattern A) or a small pattern type (pattern B). The small pattern B LDLs have more triglycerides on board and arise as a result of insulin resistance from a high carbohydrate diet containing sugar, processed foods and a lack of certain nutrients such as Vitamin C.
It so happens that if the artery wall is damaged and little injuries occur in the lining of the artery due to sugar and high insulin levels, the pattern B LDLs are small enough to slip into these tiny tears and accumulate in the damaged area. In time, fatty streaks begin to grow as more small LDLs, particularly those with oxidised cholesterol, accumulate in the plaque which is forming. They then become engulfed by white blood cells within the artery wall, forming foam cells and, eventually, porridge-
Strengthening of the Immune System and Blood Production.
Strengthening of the immune system and blood production go hand in hand and are best considered together. The finest protection against disease is a healthy immune system and synonymous with this is the supply chain which we call blood. Blood transports oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and, as blood has a limited life span, it must be constantly renewed. The immune system is dependent on the supply of nutrients and protective cells from the blood and, indeed, blood is part of the body’s defence mechanism.
Cardiac Muscle Cells -
Cardiac arrhythmia is often caused by deficient supplies of cellular nutrients (bioenergy) to the heart muscle cells which trigger the heart’s electrical excitation. This deficiency in billions of electrical heart muscle cells leads to malfunctioning of the formation and conduction of electrical excitation in the heart. In sufferers this is manifest in symptoms such as confusion, racing heart and dizziness. The most important cellular nutrients needed to supply heart muscle cells with bioenergy are vitamin C, carnitine, magnesium and coenzyme Q10.
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After a meal, the blood sugar level increases and the pancreas releases insulin so that the sugar can get into the cells. In the event that this procedure is disturbed due to a diabetic disposition, there will be an increased blood sugar level. Glucose molecules and vitamin C molecules are extremely similar in structure. For transportation into the vascular cells they use the same cellular uptake mechanism and in the case of an increased blood sugar level, more sugar molecules will infiltrate the vascular cells and the vitamin C absorption decreases. Supplementing with vitamin C is, therefore, very important, however, reducing sugar and white carbohydrates such as white potatoes, pasta, white rice and white flour is equally important as they all convert readily into glucose. Fat is a much cleaner fuel and produces next to no oxidants. The way to look at this is that the body is duel fuelled and can convert readily between the two and so balancing the diet becomes essential for good health. Processed foods are a “no go area” and all processed foods should be avoided if at all possible and foods that have been factory farmed should also be avoided due to their contamination from herbicides and pesticides. Here in the UK you can look for food labelled “organic”. There is plenty of it if you know where to look. It is perfectly possible to live off of “organic” food without the need for factory farmed foods and you will be doing your bit to save the planet at the same time. Try to avoid sugar as much as possible, it is a killer and a poison. Finally, the more fruit and veg that you eat the more your body has the ability to repair itself but don’t be fooled in to thinking that potatoes are a desirable food, they are OK but you need to fill up your fuel tank with variety. A recent large scale study showed that pain relating to many things is reduced when the person consumes mainly fruit and green veg in their diet.
The treatment of epilepsy is very similar to migraines in that Vitamin C, Co-
The term “asthma” refers to regularly occurring breathing difficulties which includes coughing and shortness of breath. This shortness of breath is as a result of narrowing of the airways due to the cramping of the smooth muscle cells and swelling of the membranes. These symptoms are often triggered by irritants and one of the most important natural substances promoting the relaxation of the smooth muscle cells is Arginine. Arginine raises the nitric oxide levels as it breaks down in the blood and this nitric oxide is taken up by the smooth muscle cells causing them to relax. This process is supported by vitamin C which boosts the availability of nitric oxide. Lysine and quercetin have also been shown to help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.
Cancer passes through several different stages of development and the disease has a number of characteristic properties. Principal among these are the uncontrolled cell growth, the ability to form new blood vessels and the production of collagen digesting enzymes. The collagen digesting enzymes allow the cancer to travel around the body without restriction and this is also the reason why normal cells around the cancer are destroyed. Cancer cells are immortal and do not die in the way that other cells do and this is why the cell growth is uncontrolled. To combat this characteristics you must take the following in sufficient quantities and in combination so as to make best use of their synergistic effect.
Vitamin C -
Arginine, Selenium, Copper and Manganese -
Bioperine (Piperine) -
The destruction of cancer cells.
CBD Oil -
Starving cancer cells.
One avenue to reduce the growth of cancer cells is simply to starve their food sources such as glucose and glutamine-
Ketogenic diet. -
As with all supplements their effectiveness depends on their purity and manufacture. Some supplements are filled with the leaves of the plant when it is the root which is required and even the humble vitamin C has multiple forms. Quality is never cheap.
Another important fact here is vegetable oils. The rate of cancer cases increased after vegetable oils were introduced in 1911 and it was sold as a healthy alternative to fats. It is actually the other way around in that fats, such as cheese, natural yogurts, lard, cream and butter are good for you but not vegetable oils. Cancer cells love sugar and so cutting out sugar is a great way of restricting cancer growth. Remember here that most processed foods contain sugar and vegetable oils. Check on the sugar of drinks and, whilst we are on the subject of drink, stay away from alcohol because it depletes the body’s level of vitamin C. Over 90 percent of cancer cases are either preventable or treatable and the key is to view cancer as a metabolic dysfunction, allowing you to gain control over this dreadful disease. To put it simply, the right foods and strategies can help suppress cancer growth while simultaneously pushing it into remission. The 4+4+12 diet is easier diet to keep up with clear gaps between eating e.g. 4 hours from breakfast to lunch, 4 hours from lunch to dinner and then a big gap of at least 12 hours before breakfast again. Not having any carbohydrates for breakfast and lunch further encourages the body to burn fat for fuel. Extending the 12 hours helps you burn more fat for fuel and some people skip breakfast. By depriving cancers of their primary source of fuel, as well as protein restriction, cancer cells will literally starve to death. Research regarding the ketogenic diet in relation to fighting cancer has grown over the years, however, maintaining a supply of micro-
Finally, please remember that white carbohydrates convert readily into glucose and are just as bad as sugar when it comes to feeding cancer cells. White carbs are potatoes, pasta, white bread and white rice so limit these as much as possible. If you really must have chips then try sweet potato chips (french fries) but remember that the oven ready variety is coated in vegetable oil so, make your own. There is only one oil that is safe to use for cooking foods at temperature and that is coconut oil and the only other safe oil is olive oil which shouln’t be used to cook with but can be used as a dressing. One further warning, look out for artificial sweeteners as they can be worse than sugar and should not be used at all. Finally fructose is sugar but is treated differently by the liver which converts it into fat rather than glucose. A diet high in fruit and vegetables is, therefore, an advantage.
Patients showing early signs of dementia should immediately be given omega-
ADHD and Autism
The treatments for ADHD and Autism are often similar except that the autistic child must have protein which includes dairy whereas a child suffering from ADHD may be better without dairy. The most common treatment for ADHD involves the use of prescription drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. Both have been linked to suicidal thoughts and personality changes. Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant and is proven to cause serious side effects including nervousness, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and even psychosis.
Adderall is a legal amphetamine that is highly addictive with prolonged use. Its severe side effects include tremors, hallucinations, muscle twitches, high blood pressure, fast or irregular heartbeats, personality changes, and extreme mood swings. The 2015 documentary movie ‘Prescription Thugs’ provides shocking evidence regarding the dangers of such drugs and is well worth watching.
Given the side effects of prescription drugs, it is clear why an increasing number of patients are seeking effective natural remedies for both ADHD and autism. The beneficial effects of micronutrients in both have been scientifically proven. The best treatment approach involves excluding certain types of foods from the daily diet and taking a combination of supplementary micronutrients to make up for any deficiency.
The most important things for ADHD patients to exclude from their diets are sugar and gluten. Sugar is a massive problem because it can cause blood sugar spikes, which in ADHD patients result in a loss of focus when blood sugar levels spike down. In addition to excluding sugar and gluten, it is also helpful to avoid dairy products, artificial food colourings, food additives such as monosodium glutamate and hydrolyzed vegetable protein, nitrates, caffeine, soy, aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Beware of environmental poisons and buy organic produce whenever you can.
When we look at Autism the treatments are very similar. A diet which uses organic foods is a must and a low sugar and low white carbohydrate diet is also a must. To clear any toxic metals, such as mercury, from the system use Lipoic Acid.
Children with ADHD or Autism may need extra B vitamins, especially vitamin B6, to help with the formation of serotonin (an important neurotransmitter). Lower concentrations of vitamins B2, B6 and folate are associated with an ADHD diagnosis, with B2 and B6 also linked to symptom severity.
Zinc, magnesium and iron
Zinc, magnesium, and iron play important roles in relaxing the nervous system. A deficiency of any of these minerals may exacerbate symptoms. Research shows that levels of these minerals are much lower in children with ADHD.
ADHD is closely connected to the digestive system. Taking a good quality probiotic daily will therefore help maintain intestinal health. Research has shown that probiotic supplementation early in life may reduce the risk of neuropsychiatric disorder development later in childhood.
The 'sunshine vitamin' is very helpful with ADHD and Autism. According to a 2018 study and vitamin D supplementation in children with ADHD and Autism may improve cognitive function. Research clearly supports a relationship between micronutrients and the development of both ADHD and Autism. Micro-
Luteolin, quercetin and rutin
Luteolin and quercetin have also been used in unison to treat autism. Rutin is used to increase the absorption of vitamin c and olive kernel oil (OKO) or berberine can be used to increase the adsorption of the luteolin and quercetin. A full study has been conducted using this combination with good results, however, this treatment must be used in conjunction with the removal of contaminates from the diet. Use only organic foods and absolutely no processed foods or drinks whatsoever.
Lipoic acid is a good chelator of mercury because it binds well to mercury. It binds to mercury in sort of a "pincer grasp", making it very difficult for mercury to leave the chelator to bind to another molecule.
Bone tissue is continuously being broken down and replaced and, over a period of seven to ten years, the body’s entire skeleton will be completely renewed. As people grow older, however, and especially in women after the menopause, bone tissue begins to be broken down more quickly than it can be replaced. This means that the density of the bones reduces and makes them more prone to fractures. In osteoporosis the bones become increasingly brittle and fragile, with the result that they can fracture very easily. Until suffering their first fracture, osteoporosis patients often suffer no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, however, they can include problems such as back pain, a loss of height, and a stooped posture.
To diagnose osteoporosis, your GP will most likely perform a test known as a bone density scan. This measures how many grams of calcium and other minerals are contained in a square centimetre of bone. In general, the higher the mineral content, the higher is the density of the bone. The denser your bones are, the less likely they are to fracture.
Vitamin C, Lysine and Proline -
Vitamin A, Manganese and Boron -
Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Silica and Iodine -
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