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« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2017, 02:46:35 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2017, 05:30:17 PM »
Maybe we should think about starting a whole thread about how doing the opposite of what the MD says has been good for our health.

One example that I can recall:  I was hospitalized 8 years ago when my esophagus swelled shut, and given two bad pieces of advice by the attending in-house physician:

1. plan to do off-label oral use of albuterol inhalers in which the mist is swallowed instead of being inhaled (he was hoping to put me in a clinical trial without my permission I later discovered)
2. don't bother getting an allergy test

I visited an allergist instead and after 18 months of process of elimination, the swelling was attributed to GMO corn.  Apparently I'm sensitive to the Bt inserted into the corn genes.

So glad I disobeyed Dr.'s orders :)
Excellent, RR.  How did you discover you could have been a human guinea pig (secret clinical trial w/o your knowledge)?

Good thing you saw the allergist, and who knows, s/he may have known about the Bt toxin causing such problems?  It's probably true that a number of doctors and scientists know the potential dangers in ingesting gm foods, but they are silenced by fear of repercussions from the big gm giants.

And I love the idea of starting a new thread about disobeying doctor's orders, orders which we know or suspect of being potentially harmful.

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« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2017, 05:41:35 PM »
Hi Ilinda,

The renegade pair of respiratory therapists who came into my room to warn me were the ones who told me that I was being enrolled in a clinical trial and advised me to refuse.  Fortunately I didn't learn their names, because later the in-house MD pressed me for details about them, and I was able to honestly say I didn't know who they were.

The information about the Bt toxin didn't become completely clear until I began reading about other people's experiences with the the same reaction to GMO corn on-line, confirming the results of the elimination diet vs. the fact that I'm not allergic to normal corn. 

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« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2017, 06:27:32 PM »
Hi Ilinda,

The renegade pair of respiratory therapists who came into my room to warn me were the ones who told me that I was being enrolled in a clinical trial and advised me to refuse.  Fortunately I didn't learn their names, because later the in-house MD pressed me for details about them, and I was able to honestly say I didn't know who they were.

The information about the Bt toxin didn't become completely clear until I began reading about other people's experiences with the the same reaction to GMO corn on-line, confirming the results of the elimination diet vs. the fact that I'm not allergic to normal corn.
Bravo to those brave respiratory therapists, obviously having plenty of integrity.

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« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2017, 04:54:44 PM »
There is no direct evidence from clinical trials suggesting that supplemental enzymes might have a preventive or therapeutic effect upon Alzheimer's Disease, but inferential evidence does exist.  In another thread on Town Hall, we discussed the best sources of supplemental proteolytic enzymes. Am substituting the word "protein" for "tumors" for the sake of the Alzheimer's thread:

The Wobenzym N in his protocol is an important key to eroding protein structures, as it consists mostly of proteolytic enzymes (5 of the 6 ingredients listed are proteolytic enzymes, with trypsin and chymotrypsin being especially important in digesting proteins):

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Tablets
Servings per Container: 266
Amount Per Serving    %DV
   Pancreatin** 56,000 USP units protease (pancreas) Sus scrofa    300 mg    †
   Papain** 492 FIP-unit*** Carica papaya    180 mg    †
   Bromelain** 675 FIP-units Ananas comosus    135 mg    †
   Trypsin** 2,160 FIP-units (pancreas) Sus scrofa    72 mg    †
   Chymotrypsin** 900 FIP-units (pancreas) Bos taurus    3 mg    †
   Rutoside trihydrate** (Rutin) Sophora japonica    150 mg    †
†Daily Value not established


However, it's labeled by weight, rather than being posted in the internationally standardized unit, which is HUT's ( (Hemoglobin Units, Tyrosine basis).  It's important to know if you're getting enough total proteolytic enzymes both to digest food and to break down proteins - need a surplus to do both.  The John Barron Report recommends at least 200,000 HUT's per capsule, preferably 300,000.  He further recommends that they be of plant / fungal origin. https://jonbarron.org/article/proteolytic-enzyme-formula

There are only a couple of formulas on the market that meet or exceed this on a per capsule basis, when all the pertinent line items are added up.  Most don't even have 100,000 HUT's.  The ones that do are, in order:

Transformation Protease, 375,000 HUT's per capsule
Enzymedica, Enzyme Defense, Extra Strength (formerly ViraStop 2X), 300,000 HUT's per capsule
Transformation PureZyme, 185,000 HUT's per capsule
Enzymedica Enzyme Defense (formerly regular strength ViraStop) 150,000 HUT's per capsule
Renew Life Digest Smart Senior Care 133,900 HUT's
Renew Life, Extra Care Digest Smart 122,500 HUT's
Garden of Life Raw Enzymes for women 50+  116,630 HUT's per capsule
Garden of Life Raw Enzymes for men 50+ 116,630 HUT's per capsule
Garden of Life Raw Enzymes for women, 108,500 HUT's per capsule
Digest Smart Women's Care 103,500 HUT's per capsule
Houston Enzymes, AFP-Peptizyde with DPP IV Activity 100,000 HUT's per capsule

This 1984 study is suggestive that lipase should be supplemented at the same time as proteolytic enzyme supplementation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6199274

An early 1986 Russian study found that certain supplements interfere with proteolytic enzymes, suggesting that they be taken at a different time: vitamins B1, B2 and E.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2422816

A 1991 study correlates the presence of a trypsin-inhibitor with Alzheimer's Disease.  Trypsin and chymotrypsin are both common protease enzymes widely used in the body for a variety of purposes, and play a role in the prevention of brain plaques.  http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/54/5/469.1.long and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1713952

A 2004 Argentinian study noted that an array of brain diseases were caused by beta-amyloid plaques. The mechanism of degeneration was attributed to alterations to the protein sequence, accumulations of the protein in small vessels of the brain, and a defect in the protein clearance system. A 44% increase in un-cleared insulin protein levels was discovered in the brains of patients with Alzheimers, and it was found that the effectivness of Insulin-Degrading Enzyme was "significantly reduced" due to defectiveness.  A key aggregation place in the brain for these accumulating proteins is in the smallest blood vessels or capillaries.  Three necessary pathways for disposing of beta-amyloid proteins were further described:
First, proteins must be degraded both within and outside of cells.
Second, they must be sent to a drainage system that extends to blood vessels.
Third, the fragments for disposal must be reduced small enough to be able to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in order to exit the cerebral cortex.
It was noted that in healthy brains, this degradation and disposal process is done with great speed and efficiency. 
http://www.jbc.org/content/279/53/56004.long and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15489232

A 2007 Swedish study found that substances inhibiting the action of ordinary proteolytic enzymes were elevated in both AD and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB).  (Note that when enzyme inhibitors are ingested in certain foods they are referred to as anti-nutrients, and unsprouted grains are particularly likely to block some of the important enzymes mentioned in this study.  See #7 on this list: https://draxe.com/antinutrients/ , while a shortage of phosphatidyl serine might explain blockage of another necessary enzyme, and a shortage of gut probiotics might explain both).  The study found that the correlation between these enzyme inhibitors in the brain and Alzheimer's Disease was statistically strong enough to be used as a biological marker of AD.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17761554
 
A 2012 American study noted that it only takes a small amount of any of several proteolytic enzymes to degrade a large amount of beta-amyloid plaque, and that the reaction leaves the enzymes unchanged and intact, so therefore re-usable.  The study further found that there is strong reason to suspect a deficiency of proteolytic enzymes in Alzheimer's Disease, because the vast majority of AD cases occur spontaneously (meaning there is no familial predisposition), likely caused by drugs, toxins and cumulative oxidative damage in aging.  Generation of beta-amyloid plaques was determined to be a normal constant, on-going process, as well as their elimination, with no room for storage of any excess plaque while awaiting the replenishment of proteolytic enzymes.  An increase in the presence of antigens associated with AD also exists, suggesting a possible inflammatory response.  Remarkably, an enzyme need not cross the blood-brain barrier in order to exert a positive influence upon degrading brain plaques.  The enzymes that degrade beta-amyloids tend to have many other functions in the body as well, rather than being limited to just a single purpose; hence it's easy to understand how a transient deficiency might come about.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3367539/ 






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« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2017, 01:18:50 AM »
Yowbarb Note: Definition, microbiome (in article, Microbiome restoration diet improves digestion, cognition and physical and emotional wellbeing.)

noun
the microorganisms in a particular environment (including the body or a part of the body).
"we depend on a vast army of microbes to stay alive: a microbiome that protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins"
the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in a particular environment.
"understanding the microbiome—human, animal, and environmental—is as important as the human genome"
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/search/?term=Probiotics+%27aid+memory+in+people+with+Alzheimer%27s+disease

Results found in 10 databases for "Probiotics 'aid memory in people with Alzheimer's disease"

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Probiotics%20%27aid%20memory%20in%20people%20with%20Alzheimer%27s%20disease

Microbiome restoration diet improves digestion, cognition and physical and emotional wellbeing.

Lawrence K1, Hyde J2.
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Manipulating gut bacteria in the microbiome, through the use of probiotics and prebiotics, has been found to have an influence on both physical and emotional wellbeing. This study uses a dietary manipulation 'The Gut Makeover' designed to elicit positive changes to the gut bacteria within the microbiome. 21 healthy participants undertook 'The Gut Makeover' for a four week period. Weight and various aspects of health were assessed pre and post intervention using the Functional Medicine Medical Symptoms Questionnaire (MSQ). Paired sample t-tests revealed a significant reduction in self-reported weight at the end of the intervention. Adverse medical symptoms related to digestion, cognition and physical and emotional wellbeing, were also significantly reduced during the course of the dietary intervention. The intervention, designed to manipulate gut bacteria, had a significant impact on digestion, reducing IBS type symptoms in this non-clinical population. There was also a striking reduction in negative symptoms related to cognition, memory and emotional wellbeing, including symptoms of anxiety and depression. Dietary gut microbiome manipulations may have the power to exert positive physical and psychological health benefits, of a similar nature to those reported in studies using pre and probiotics. The small sample size and lack of control over confounding variables means that it will be important to replicate these findings in larger-scale controlled, prospective, clinical trials. This dietary microbiome intervention has the potential to improve physical and emotional wellbeing in the general population but also to be investigated as a treatment option for individuals with conditions as diverse as IBS, anxiety, depression and Alzheimer's disease.

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« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2017, 12:45:51 AM »
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Broken Brain is a ground breaking docuseries on the cutting edge research on Alzheimer's, dementia, ADD, autism, brain fog, depression, anxiety, MS, and more. Sign up for the free series

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« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2017, 12:44:18 PM »
Mark Hyman, MD

Broken Brain is a ground breaking docuseries on the cutting edge research on Alzheimer's, dementia, ADD, autism, brain fog, depression, anxiety, MS, and more. Sign up for the free series

http://products.drhyman.com/brokenbrain/
Have you signed up or seen any of it?  Sounds like a must-see series and thanks for posting.

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« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2017, 01:46:01 PM »
Mark Hyman, MD

Broken Brain is a ground breaking docuseries on the cutting edge research on Alzheimer's, dementia, ADD, autism, brain fog, depression, anxiety, MS, and more. Sign up for the free series

http://products.drhyman.com/brokenbrain/
Have you signed up or seen any of it?  Sounds like a must-see series and thanks for posting.

Have not seen...Past few days a bit hectic. Wanted to post it before I forgot. Randomly found it. :)

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« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2018, 10:44:10 PM »
ilinda sent a group message and mentioned a book, The Rhodiola Revolution. Rhodiola helps some people recover from Alzheimers.

Will look for more articles on this...

https://www.alzheimers.net/2013-11-14/rhodiola-rosea-for-alzheimers/

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« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2018, 10:45:22 AM »
ilinda sent a group message and mentioned a book, The Rhodiola Revolution. Rhodiola helps some people recover from Alzheimers.

Will look for more articles on this...

https://www.alzheimers.net/2013-11-14/rhodiola-rosea-for-alzheimers/
I bought it as a "remaindered" book from Edward R. Hamilton.  You can often find some really valuable books from ERH for a fraction of the list price.  I'll dig out the book which I started re-reading a month or so ago and post the authors' names, husband and wife M.D.'s.

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« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2018, 10:52:28 AM »
Authors of The Rhodiola Revolution are by Richard P. Brown M.D.;Patricia L. Gerbarg M.D..

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« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2018, 11:27:47 AM »
Wow, I was unfamiliar with that flower/herb, and yet it's a perennial that's hardy in the north...

Common names: Rose Root, Arctic Root, Golden Root

PFAF link: http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rhodiola+rosea



Thanks Ilinda!  :)

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« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2018, 07:41:36 PM »
ilinda sent a group message and mentioned a book, The Rhodiola Revolution. Rhodiola helps some people recover from Alzheimers.

Will look for more articles on this...

https://www.alzheimers.net/2013-11-14/rhodiola-rosea-for-alzheimers/
I bought it as a "remaindered" book from Edward R. Hamilton.  You can often find some really valuable books from ERH for a fraction of the list price.  I'll dig out the book which I started re-reading a month or so ago and post the authors' names, husband and wife M.D.'s.

ilinda, thanks for bringing forth this info on rhodiola!
Also I had not heard of ERH as a source for books, thanks,
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« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2018, 07:42:48 PM »
Wow, I was unfamiliar with that flower/herb, and yet it's a perennial that's hardy in the north...

Common names: Rose Root, Arctic Root, Golden Root

PFAF link: http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rhodiola+rosea



Thanks Ilinda!  :)

R.R. - wow! Thanks for posting this lovely image.
Time for us all to learn how to make tinctures from it...

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