Dr. Brice E. Vickery, DCThis article, written by Dr. Brice Vickery, explains the fibromyalgia mystery, its origins in hypoglycemia, and protein deficiency, its relationship to viral, bacterial, yeast and fungal infections. It will illuminate fibromyalgia's connection to spinal degeneration and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. It will also discuss testing methods to explain how to find these conditions in the body. Although the Vickery methods are not standard medical procedure today, they are extremely efficient, cost effective, and highly accurate. Many years of research went into the development of the testing methods and the development of the Platinum Plus Amino Acids, the foundation of all Vickery programs for the cure of many disease conditions, including fibromyalgia.
Hopefully, after reading this essay, you will have a real understanding of the nature of this condition and its root cause, protein deficiency. A quick summary: When the body becomes unable to digest food properly, it becomes protein deficient and therefore open to all kinds of disease conditions. Until this deficiency is corrected, the body will continue to tend toward illness, rather than health because our body uses the amino acids digested from food to make thousands of different proteins to keep it healthy. Platinum Plus Amino Acids do not have to undergo the digestive process and so they are immediately available for use in the manufacture of digestive enzymes. Now the body can use food to make the many proteins it needs to function. The problem of protein deficiency is solved and fibromyalgia disappears. It's really just that simple. The 6 following paragraphs tell the story in detail.
Testing for Fibromyalgia
When I discover viral or bacterial infections in my patients, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, "Other doctors I¹ve been to never found these things, how do you identify these infections?" The answer is simple, I am using a testing method that will allow me to search for diseases I suspect may be harbored by the body. The currently accepted methods for testing in the field of status quo medicine are mainly biochemical. There is nothing wrong with these methods; they work well in certain instances. For instance blood and throat cultures for strep are fine if the strep is in either of these locations. But what if you are harboring strep (or hepatitis C or staph, etc.) somewhere else, maybe your heart, spine, or brain? How do I find it? If I used a blood test it may come up negative. Does this mean that the diagnosis for the pathogen is negative? No, it means I have to find the method that will allow me to test for strep in all areas of the body. This is exactly what I am saying about many doctors and their testing methods today, it¹s not that their methods are invalid, it¹s just that their methods allow them to find disease only part of the time.
Biochemical diagnostics are an outgrowth of Newtonian physics. Newton showed us that there were laws, based on observations of the world that would always lead to correct answers as to how that world worked. Einstein did not prove Newton wrong; he just proved that Newtonian laws only applied in certain spheres, which did not always include energy. E=MC2 also proved that mass is energy, so we are energy, and it would not seem unreasonable that doctors would develop testing methods based on energy (quantum physics) in order to find out things that Newtonian methods could not. Energy medicine has been evolving since the nineteenth century and the FDA and the FDC now recognize certain of its methods as valid scientific methods.
I have been using these methods for many years now. Not only have they enabled me to identify and pinpoint the exact location of disease in the body, but they have also enabled me to develop cures for these same diseases. Using either electro-acupuncture or kineseology I can locate in just a few minutes the presence of many different pathogens and toxic metals, measure their levels, and pinpoint the tissues and organs in which they reside.
Presently fibromyalgia is treated as a collection of unexplained symptoms, which doctors attempt to relieve by various drugs such as anti-depressants, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories, cholesterol lowering drugs, antacids, etc. This is symptom relief, it will not cure a condition which allows toxic infections to overrun the system! Hepatitis C, mercury, herpes viruses, lupus, staph, strep, etc., my experience has shown me that things like these collect in the body and form the symptomology of the condition known as fibromyalgia!
Fibromyalgia and Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the common condition that I find in fibromyalgia(FM)patients leading to the root cause of FM, protein deficiency. Hypoglycemia is a condition which has around 100 different symptoms associated with it, such as weakness, disorientation, headaches, slurred speech, tiredness, or nervousness. If blood sugar levels become too low, the result can be coma. Sadly enough, doctors will often end up misdiagnosing this simple problem because they fail to administer a six-hour glucose tolerance test or misinterpret the results. The outcome is that patients will sometimes be administered anti-depressants for low blood sugar! It's is a shame because this is where FM really starts, with pancreatic overload, leading to loss of digestive function and to protein deficiency in the body.
Fortunately, I do not have to administer expensive tests, I have developed a highly efficient and accurate form of applied kineseology, called the Vickery-Voll Test which allows me to test the three specific pancreas acupuncture points,1) protein 2)carbohydrate, and 3) fat. If the number two point shows up, I know that carbohydrate metabolism is impaired, which is the defining attribute of hypoglycemia. This will happen when a person consumes too much sugar or refined carbohydrate. The pancreas will then work overtime secreting insulin to lower blood sugar levels and the adrenals will become stressed by producing high levels of adrenalin so that the liver will convert amino acids and fats to glucose to raise blood sugar back up again. In this process all three acupuncture points will eventually register impaired metabolism, but it is with protein deficiency that FM finally occurs. Meanwhile the thyroid gland is attempting to control the rate at which the blood sugar is utilized by the body, so it is working overtime also.
It's sort of like a car engine that overheats and then fails. The weakest link in this system will determine how the body fails. If the adrenals are the weakest point, clinical hypoglycemia will occur, if the pancreas fails, diabetes will follow, if the thyroid crashes, Hashimoto's Disease could happen, if the liver malfunctions, cirrhosis will develop. Other glands also become involved in the imbalance including the hypothalamus, the pituitary, the thyroid, and the sex glands. Digestion becomes impaired as the pancreas stops making the necessary digestive enzymes, and now the entire body becomes deficient in proteins, its structural and functional building blocks. Then the system becomes open to diseases of all kinds, the defining condition of FM.
If the pancreas does not have the necessary amino acids it will not make digestive enzymes or glucagons (the stuff which allows the liver to convert glycogen, a sort of stored sugar, into glucose), nor will the adrenals make adrenalin (the stuff which allows the liver to convert protein and fats to glucose for balanced blood sugar.) If the body cannot do these things blood sugars can never be properly balanced, and the glands will always be overworking to try and control an out of control situation. Two things are necessary:
1. a low-carbohydrate, no sugar diet to give the over worked glands a rest, and
2. amino acids to start the system working properly again.
But don't make the mistake of thinking any amino acids will work, we already tried that, I had to develop a very specific blend of essential amino acids in the correct balance to one another. I want to make that very clear because if the amino acids are taken in the incorrect amounts or out of balance, you could just end up doing yourself more harm. All of my FM patients who have followed my FM program faithfully have gotten well.
Fibromyalgia and Back Pain
In one hundred per cent of our fibromyalgia diagnoses, we have found a degenerating spine, from neck to tailbone. In many (but not all of) these cases back pain is also present. If there is no degenerative disk disease, there is no fibromyalgia. In 1982 we discovered that cellular protein deficiency had a deleterious effect on the spine and by 1986 we had proved that Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD):
1. Caused back pain in many instances and,
2. Was the direct result of cellular protein deficiency!
The next step was to develop the supplement that would ensure protein delivery to the cells. Obviously, diet was not the answer because many of our patients ate plenty of protein. We then found out that the problem stemmed from digestive system malfunction. Nine out of ten people do not properly digest their food and therefore cannot utilize their proteins. So we went to work carefully developing an amino acid blend that would ensure that the body received the protein it needs to function properly, then we added sulfur to take care of the widespread sulfur deficiency we were finding in most of our patients.
In order to find the connection between DDD and protein deficiency I had to develop a new method of testing. Using applied kineseology combined with the Voll electroacupuncture method (EAV), I came up with the Vickery-Voll Test (vibrational resonance testing), which uses energetic frequencies in order to locate and identify disease states in the body. Using this same testing method we determined that it took around 10-12 hours for the degenerated spinal disks to begin rebuilding when the patient began taking the Platinum Plus Amino Acid blend. If you you have fibromyalgia, your entire spine is degenerating.
Fibromyalgia and Viral Infections
I told you that viral infections appear to form the symptomatology for the condition fiibromyalgia (FM). In fact I have never seen a single case that did not have at least one virus attacking some part of the body. I also told you that Degenerative Disk Disease) DDD accompanies FM. It is this diagnosis of DDD that helps us locate the area of the viruses. Wherever the spinal disks have degenerated to the point that they affect the nerves around them is area where viruses seem to congregate. For instance, diabetic neuropathy patients with bilateral sciatic nerve and lower body pain fairly consistently give a positive reading for lupus in that same area of the body. Doctors today are still undecided as to whether Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFM) is a part of FM or not. My experience with FM patients is that the adrenals are always affected and that this is an area where viruses will attack. A virus that we often find in this area is Epstein-Barr, which is also associated with CFM. Unfortunately we cannot test for all 600 known viruses but we do test for many, including Hepatitis A,B,and C, herpes (zoster and simplex), coxackie, and cytomegalo, to name a few.
Fibromyalgia and other infections; bacterial, yeast/fungus, parasites, and toxic metals: When the body has a protein/sulfur deficiency it cannot defend itself from infections because it doesn¹t have the raw materials (amino acids) to make the defense equipment (such as immune system proteins) it needs to keep the body safe from invaders. Bacterial infestations of staph and strep show up in many of my protein deficient patients, as well as intestinal parasites like lamblia and coxsackie. In FM we often find bacterial infections even in the lymph nodes, causing a painful condition known as lymphadenitis. In this condition bacteria, which are usually flushed out by the lymph system, become trapped and the white cells that congregate to kill the infection cause pus to accumulate in the nodes, which, if the bacteria are unresponsive to antibiotics, doctors will sometimes have to surgically drain. Time and time again, however, conditions that prove resistant to antibiotics clear up with the Vickery Fibromyalgia Protocol.
Protien deficiency will allow yeast or fungal infections to begin to cause problems all over the body, showing up as rashes, constipation, poor concentration, and sinusitis. It is my observation that many autoimmune conditions such as, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia occur as a result of chronic infections, which the body is not equipped to control. Overwhelmed, the body becomes confused and begins to produce T-cells that are programmed to attack live healthy cells, In other words without the necessary protein to act as our body¹s general system manager, chaos ensues and we respond with an allergic reaction to ourselves!
This situation is made even worse by xenotoxins such as DDT, hydrocarbons, PCP, sodium flouride, and metals like aluminum, cadmium, lead, and mercury. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen infections gather around teeth with mercury fillings (or root canals.)I have found consistently that Platinum Plus Amino Acids will remove toxic metals from the system faster and more efficiently than all the expensive chelation treatments, simply by activating the body¹s defense systems.
Yeast is a particularly nasty contributor to a weakened immune system. Often doctors will only recognize vaginal or intestinal yeast, trying to solve the problems with expensive creams, pills, or intestinal washes. These treatments provide at best temporary fixes but do not cure a condition that if allowed to follow its course could well end in death. Research into yeast infection shows that it produces over 79 different toxins in the body, which cause over 40 different symptoms. Bad yeast infections can completely shut down the thyroid, resulting in Hashimoto¹s Disease. When yeast infections become systemic there is no way that the body can fight other infections such as hepatitis or staph.
A yeast diet is imperative, but many are not effective because they do not understand that in order for equilibrium to be restored to the body a very strict, super low-carb diet must be combined with proper amino acid-vitamin-mineral supplementation. My experience with thousands of yeast patients is that if this protocol is not followed, the body will not heal. When the protocol is strictly adhered to we find that even cases such as antibiotic resistant Lymes Disease will disappear. Once the body has been brought back into balance people can revert to a more normal diet. It has been my experience that all FM patients also have a yeast overgrowth.
Fibromyalgia and other nutritional deficiencies
The last category to go over in our fibromyalgia (FM) essay is that of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids (EFA). In my experience, FM patients are usually deficient in all these areas. The reason for this is that protein transporters carry each of these vital nutrients into the cell, and if you are protein deficient you cannot sufficiently make these transporters. Another reason may be the type of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals you are taking. Many of the EFAs available on the market today actually do absolutely nothing for you. Truthfully, I don¹t know the reason for this but I do know that all the EFAs I tested were turning up detrimental to people¹s systems so we went ahead and developed an EFA blend of our own, one we can absolutely assure you will be beneficial. (For more information on the importance of EFAs, see my article on The Story of Essential Fatty Acids at www.supernutrient.com)
It is the same with vitamins and minerals. Remember, just because it comes from a health food store doesn¹t mean it is any good! Did you know that one of the major clogging agents in municipal sewer systems is undigested supplement tablet? Two reasons for this:
1. If you are protein deficient, you won¹t be able to produce the enzymes to digest anything you put in your system and
2. If your supplement pill is so loaded with fillers designed to give the tablet shape and shelf life, chances are you couldn¹t digest it anyway!
Fibromyalgia Cure, Platinum PlusAll Vickery Programs come with amino acids to ensure digestion and vitamins and minerals that are digestible. (If you want to test this simply drop one of our vitamins in a glass of water and watch it start to dissolve.) Also, minerals must be of the proper size, water-soluble, and ionic in order to be accepted into the cell, if they are not, it won¹t matter how many protein transporters you have, the minerals will just end up floating around your system, storing themselves in tissues and blood vessels, causing their own set of problems.
So to summarize: In FM patients , the pancreas begins to malfunction, leading to blood sugar imbalances, leading to an inability to digest food properly, therefore FM patients are protein deficient, and subsequently vitamin, mineral (especially sulphur), and fatty acid deficient. This is true no matter how much protein and how many supplements they ingest. These deficiencies lead to a weakened immune system, which in turn cannot protect the system from infestations of bacteria, overgrowths of yeast, or settlement of toxic metals. The spine begins to degenerate and viral infections begin to take hold, organs start to malfunction and there is nothing the body can do because it does not have the tools to fix itself. Any drugs that a doctor prescribes for FM will only alleviate symptoms, let me repeat that, any drugs prescribed by a doctor for FM will only alleviate symptoms , they will not cure FM. The digestive system must be given the proper amino acid blend, vitamins, fatty acids and minerals in order to start working properly, and then the body will cure itself.
This is the only way FM can be cured. Think about it, FM is a complex, intensive, systemic condition that is really nothing more than a highly efficient gateway for disease, One can spend a tremendous amount of time and money chasing down these diseases one by one, but until the gateway is closed, more will keep coming. These diseases are just the symptoms of protein deficiency, that's how simple it is. So, if you are suffering from chronic symptoms of the kind I have spoken of, order our Intensive Package #1 today!
A growing band of doctors routinely conquer these mystery diseases. The bulk of the healing arts sit confounded on the sidelines. What is it that makes the difference?
We needed finer tools in diagnosis and treatment especially since we did not overcome symptoms with drugs to give our patient’s relief. What we found is that the identification of the particular nutritional deficiencies which enabled us also to SUPPLY the exact nutrition needed, and the ability to test it’s BIOAVAILABILITY, can bring about miracles in the majority of cases.
The study of Applied Kinesiology by George Goodheart which led me to EAV (Electroacupuncture According to Voll), Versendaal, Beardall and many others presented a whole new World of diagnosis and treatment. The protein deficiency- Nine out of ten patients were protein deficient. This was correlated with the EAV and the AK by testing the pancreatic meridian at the Voll points in the drawing.
This lead to our formulation of the Vickery Essential Amino Acids™ and their “Big Brother” Platinum Plus, pat. # 6,203,820. This is the major factor in virus elimination. These discoveries rival Dr. Fleming’s discovery of penicillin. MORE powerful because it effectively handles the first cause of protein/sulfur deficiency arming the immune system. These test exceptionally well with either the electroacupuncture machines or kinesiology. There is a drawback however in machine testing and it is this: Testing steak, the essential amino acids are there, but it is in unavailable form having to be digested. Using kinesiology interrogation is UNACCEPTABLE. THE AMINO ACIDS ARE STILL BOUND IN LONG CHAINS. It will readily stay absolutely strong with the Platinum Plus.
Here the BEV TESTS and CCT Tests work as indicators of tissues healing - not seeking them as a pain source.
An Exact Form Of Energy Testing
HCV Kinesiological Testing
This is simple and all it requires is competency in testing. We use a test kit that has a series of graduated dilutions of the actual virus starting from D5 and running up to D200 in a series of ten. The lower are the more acute, less dilution, and the higher, more dilutions, are in the chronic and disappearing range. Sealed in injectable ampoules and can be used over and over.
Determining that the patient is testable we hold the box against the patient’s chest near thymus. If the person has any one of the frequencies present in the box, he will weaken.
To determine the exact level of HCV infection we open the box have the patient place the index finger on the lowest and work up to the highest dilutions. Where the muscle weakens that is the level in his body. This can be done with other viruses. It is found that the common factor in viruses and multiple viruses inhabiting a person is- again- protein/sulfur deficiency. We would immediately place them on Platinum Plus and whatever else they needed (which is usually most of the major nutrients because they never had the protein carriers and enzymes) and then monitor using the same methods; THE RETREAT OF THESE VIRUSES FROM THE PATIENT!
We have watched this HCV virus march out of 50 or so Fibromyalgia patients with an equal number in process. We can determine which parts of the body are involved. Many people do NOT have it in the liver but in the spine; why the arthritis never clears up; in the lungs; why they have asthma; in the brain and sinuses; why your cervical adjustments don’t HOLD!
This knowledge has been available. It has been coming for several thousand years. This is 21st Century technology centered on testing the human body as it’s own laboratory, not somewhere else.
Quantum Physics and Diagnostic Progress
We know that we are dancing with the “ Wu Li Masters” and into the realm of quantum mechanics in many of these methods described. The atomic bomb came from the same place. Most of the cases described have not been found medically and we are now entering the new and more difficult arena of cases with high viral copies and often cirrhosis of the liver. We will discuss these cases in the future. We have already won some.
Dr. Vickery holds patents in USA, and has patents pending in Europe and UK, for the formulation of amino acids to treat back pain and fibromyalgia. The products were researched and launched in his clinical practice. Dr. Vickery says: "At the beginning we did not understand that we had one foot in Newtonian Physics and the other in Quantum Physics".
His published article illustrates that every knowledgeable Chiropractor and Alternative MD should be studying what he has developed - because this method opens the doors to a very different style of medicine. Welcome to the future. It is here now! www.DoctorVickery.com was created for doctors who wish to learn his methods from training videos. An online book, "Exit From The Disease Highway", is in process of being published.
Dr. Vickery's latest article describing “ The Vickery Method of Chiropractic and Osteopathy”, TVM highlights one of the most important features of his method, protein metabolism. Without knowledge of this it is impossible for a doctor to maintain a patient in the correct postural mode, Category 1 free posture or “straight”.
“People know more than doctors” is a statement that I often make. It is of course an oversimplification. What should be said is that people are more willing to “try” an idea, especially if their friend has had a great success.
Dr. Vickery was born in 1928 in Bronx, NY. He served in a submarine squadron US Navy, WW II. Finishing his interrupted schooling he graduated from Stamford High School, Stamford CT in 1948. Graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in 1951 and did post graduate work. (Now National College of Chiropractic). He was licensed to practice in 1952 in Connecticut, did his post graduate work at Spears Chiropractic Hospital in 1954.
He worked as a chiropractor al of his career. He included raw vegetable juices, supplements, and diet in practice. Dr. Vickery was certified in Applied Kinesiology along with his wife Marilyn in 1976. This gave him the tools to investigate the puzzles of the body and was the beginning of his many discoveries. He retired from active practice in 1995.
A licensed pilot for many years he flew across the country many times in his own planes. He enjoys golf, bridge, traveling, and casinos, reading fiction and scientific literature. He consults and answers personal health questions internationally.
The understanding that there was an “energy body” lead Dr. Vickery to extensive studies with Reinhold Voll, MD. The amazing revelations of what each acupuncture point represented lead to creation of the Vickery-Voll Test, which was the beginning of a healing revolution.
The discovery of “Protein Paradox”, defined as "patient eating enough dietary protein that did not result in its proper use in the body" was pivotal. No blood tests will show this problem. This deficiency was found through the Voll points on the Pancreas Meridian, the indicators for protein, carbohydrate, and fat digestion. This Vickery-Voll Test was the basis for the later amino acid formula discoveries. The formula is unique among supplements because it was derived from quantum physics and not chemistry.
The Vickery Essential Amino Acids™ were arrived at when various enzymes such as pancreatin, bromelain, papain etc. were tested and failed to maintain protein sufficiency. Amino acid formulas were overstuffed with non-essential amino acids causing them to fail. The formula that worked best with the least amount of aminos was born after analyzing all of the glands and organs.
The CCT Test (Confirmatory Challenge Test) demonstrated that spinal disk lesions did not usually occur singly, they were part of an entire body degeneration. This study is documented with CAT scans and MRIs and is far ahead of present methods of diagnosis.
The BEV Tests were developed using standing and sitting tests that can be done in minutes and explains the bursitis, sciatica, trigger points, tennis elbow, gastric reflux etc., that remain unexplainable because the neurologically disruptive diskal lesions cannot be found with present methods.
Dr. Vickery helped define the 16 reasons for the common Category 1 distortion (a mini scoliosis). He researched the causes for the spine to subluxate (go out of place), and found that the most common cause was protein deficiency. A spine will not remain corrected until proper protein digestion is restored.
The Vickery Method of Chiropractic and Osteopathy resulted from these and more discoveries that enabled Dr. Vickery to establish unheard of success dealing with back pain and later fibromyalgia. The Vickery Fibromyalgia Protocol has been demonstrated on hundreds of cures of this "medically incurable" condition. The relationship of posture and health was established as reality and not conjecture.
The Pocket T.S. Manual, a tool for remembering over 600 different items (for advanced doctors) was written and published by Doctor Vickery in 1984. He has published numerous professional articles, and has given many TV and radio appearances.
In 1997-8 Dr. Vickery added MSM sulfur, creatine and molybdenum to the basic formula and the super nutrient, Platinum Essential Amino Acids Plus was born. US patent #6,203,820 was granted for the formula, based on clinical tests that demonstrated healing of degenerating disks, arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, depression, chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia etc. Platinum Plus clears latent viral infections, pulls metals (lead, mercury etc.) from tissue better and deeper than $5,000 chelation therapy with no risk.
Dr. Vickery received a grant from Med Tech for correlating diskal lesion diagnosis with thermography. He is listed in the 2000 “Who’s Who In Medicine and Healthcare”. Dr. Vickery and his wife Marilyn formed SuperNutrient Corporation to bring information about Platinum Plus and Dr. Vickery’s other discoveries to the World.
Candida Albicans, Mycoplasm and Fibromyalgia
Systemic overgrowth of naturally occurring micro-organisms is often caused by the weakening of the host - your body. One of the most common underlying causes is the faulty amino acid and protein digestion. Supplementation with Platinum Plus and other synergistic nutrients has been show to deliver fast recovery.
Karen Tripp's Candida website is an example of a cure for candidiasis with a protein, enzyme, and amino acid based treatment. In our practice we did not often have to even use Candida (gluten free) diets as it cleared up in the gut sufficiently within a week on Platinum Plus. People suffering from candidiasis need the Platinum Plus desperately. If critically ill they need to also add the no carb diet.
Doctors carry around large baggage (their "knowledge") and before they sign on to a healing method, they have to see its structure. We believe that the right healing method includes the ability to test its effects immediately. Without being able to test the individual patient it is impossible to see, or believe, the mechanism that will make Platinum Plus the top nutritional supplement in the World. This method is not described in the literature medical practitioners read and it is outside the basis of present science, which is now under FTC and FDA sanctions. We represent emerging science. That is where we live, outside the established collective illusion.
Chicken farmers and other suppliers of animal husbandry understand the nutritional connection. Here is a quote from UBL:
1. Amino acids are the building blocks of life, joined together in chains that make up proteins. Proteins are a necessary part of every living cell in the body. Proteins are very important in the manufacture of hormones responsible for a strong immune system. Proteins boost the immune system by enhancing the production of T-cells and antibodies;
2. Digestive enzymes are made up of amino acids. If sufficient amino acids are not provided, enzyme production will diminish and digestive function becomes progressively more impaired, leading to disease.
We are able to cure – yes, cure - fibromyalgia sufferers, even when nothing else could or will. The basis of Fibromyalgia is a protein/sulfur deficiency. Because doctors lack the “new tools” to read and diagnose the meridian interface, they cannot read the physical body or the etheric body and therefore remain “stymied” by the limits of present medical science. Once the energetic medicine paradigm is accepted, it becomes relatively easy to get fibromyalgia sufferers well.
Medical doctors are not having the success treating fibromyalgia that we have routinely. Adrenals, along with other glands including the sex, pituitary, hypothalamus, thyroid and eventually the thymus, go off with protein lack. This is the beginning of hypoglycemia.
We learned this in 1981-3 and called the simple kinesiological test The Gland Scan test. At this stage the enzyme, glandular, gene, digestive, collagen and other systems are beginning to take their slow dive into dysfunction.
Enzymes (that work) are an valid alternative although they do not supply the needed sulfur, molybdenum, or creatine. Dr. William Wong sees it similarly, as evidenced in his writings on www.totalityofbeing.com: “If we put in some of the primary protein eating enzymes, then the body will cause the "enzyme cascade" creating thousands of new enzymes from the original 4 or 5. Everything else we do in regards to nutrition and exercise works better once we put the enzymes back into our bodies in significant amounts.”
While we have used additional enzymes in certain desperate situations, when doctors ask me why Platinum Plus is better, I give this answer:
Would you rather have enzymes from a pig, a cow, a fungus or would you rather make your own, specific human enzymes, they always answer, "That’s a no brainer!"
I have been fighting with hypogammaglobulinemia for 2years now. Constantly struggling through bacterial and viral infections at least twice a month. Ive been to every doc. and now they say I have fibromyalgia. I get mouth sores but keep testing negative for herpes. I have extreme fatigue, migrains, pain, muscle spasms and twithches, loss of sensations, swimming head feeling, week, tired and just over it all. The endocrinologist says I suffer from malapsorption and vitimin deficientcy. So I take enzimes and a ton of supliments. I've had both strep throat and strep sinus 7 times in one year and I keep telling my docs it never feels like its gone. I see a nuerologist, ent, rhuematologist, infectious disease doc and my family guy. I also ended up with viral menningitis 4 mos. ago. I have always felt everything was relative. I refused anti depressants for this reason because I know there is a reason I feel this way and I am tired of putting a bandaid on a festering wound. Your article has given me a glimmer of hope where all has been lost. I spend more money on docs and meds than any other expense. I am a 37 yr old chef that has always been in great health. as a matter of fact I was in the process of going into the Army reserves when my lab work showed a decrease of gammaglobulins. They also found a Thyroid nodule at that time which swells painfully when virus or infection occures. I also have uneven sized lymphnodes in my neck and under arms. a galium scan was done which they said was clear. all I hear constantly is "lets put you on this drug and we will continue to monitor your condition." I have a list of docs that I want to invite to my funeral because everyday I think I am dying. My brain has been effected, My extremities are going numb, I can barely hold my chefs knife, i have lost ALL desires, i have lost myself in this, But I know i haven't lost my instincts. Thank you for this because even if no one else believes in me, I believe in myself. i FELT LIKE THIS ARTICLE WAS SPEAKING RIGHT TO ME AND WRIITEN AS IF YOU KNEW ME. DOCTOR HOUSE WHERE ARE YOU...
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:45 am
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8642 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
I used to get mouth sores as a hyper-sensitive reaction to cigarette smoke. Kissing a smoker would cause them even. This can happen to people after quitting smoking, but should go away eventually. If it's not smoke, it could be another irritant.
Your pain, muscle spasms, and twitches as well as other symptoms could be a sign of dehydration. Are you getting too much or too little of salt? Do you ingest caffeine (diuretic)? You may want to add a dash of salt to your drinking water.
"swimming head feeling" - Are you on anti-depressants now?
Enzymes are in your food. You don't need them as a supplement. Just don't over-cook or microwave your food. Also avoid irradiated food (vacuum packed meats are often irradiated).
Reoccurring strep can be from stress which can be from poor nutrition, or physical or mental stress. You may be more susceptible from a low salt diet as well? If you have excess mucus (snot) you may want to read Gluten, Milk, Soy, mucus & Disease
I spend more money on docs and meds than any other expense.
Doctors kill more than they save. They're trained to cover up symptoms which causes more symptoms leading to more drug sales.
If you drink chlorinated water, try letting it set out for a day at room temp before drinking it, and pour it fast (agitation helps dissipate the chlorine). Don't drink anything but water. Check here for the dangers of chlorine: http://www.opposingdigits.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7187
Without knowing everything about your lifestyle and what you ingest, I can say I think there's a lot of potential to get better. Good hydration should be your first step. Drinks with caffeine in them not only dehydrate you slightly, they can also block b-vitamins which are associated with neurological health. Taking b-supplements can make you dependent on them and possibly cause a dangerous imbalance. All you need can be found in food. Quitting b-vitamins cold turkey can lead to temporary depression. (just like drugs).
thanks for the response. because of my culinary training i am well educated of cause and effects of proper nutrition. my body isnt producing enough gammaglobulin. i eat a good diet, am in good physical heath, i refuse anti depressants, drink plenty of water ( especially working in a ot kitchen ) fresh fruits and veggies. i am a firm believer that alot of health problems we struggle with are related to microwaved, processed, dehydrated foods. as a chef i maintain a balance and listen to my body. if i crave oranges or green veggies i probably need them. my suppliments are vitamins because my pancreas isnt producing. what else do you suggest? also, non smoker livivng alone dating non smoker. mouth sores seem to come only during times of infections.
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:01 pm
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8642 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
The pancreas produces enzymes, and hormones. If you take the enzymes you shouldn't need the vitamins right? Have you checked the additives in the enzymes? I think dairy does damage to the pancreas.
Yes, yes. I know this an older post, but I have MAJOR issues with fibromyalgia and thought this post was interesting.
Obviously, my reasoning for quoting "madthumbs" is because I'm a tad confused. While I realize that the pancreas produces enzymes, hormones and what have you, how much does it produce? How bad does one's body have to be to consume some sort of vitamin supplement?
Anyway, I found this conversation to be pretty interesting. As someone who deals with fibromyalgia pain on a day-to-day basis, I had always wondered where this condition came from. I know that it's genetic, but it still doesn't provide the sort of insight I want or need. Moreso, I'm looking to find the possible causes so I can find ways to alleviate the symptoms. WOULD taking vitamins or a supplement help or no? Is the body doing a good job on its own? I remember reading an article in Skeptic magazine that debunked immune boosters, but sometimes I'm not so sure THEY'RE right.
I agree with madthumbs water is probably one of your best friends in this. Though I would have agreed with you for awhile on the supplements but in the last 1 year I am starting to realize that all supplements are not created equal. My mom had bariatrics sugery and had to take specialized supplements afterwards as she really couldn't digest a whole lot, and they were helping her.
Also Our pre-marital counselors (and super health junkies) starting taking a supplement called "reliv" and they have had really great results, with mild fibromyalgia and arthritis.
There is a lot of crap out there, I agree and unfortunately its sometimes tough to sift through.
My mother was also fought to overcome Fibromyalgia and she did well. Doctor said not to complain about what she felt and give suggestion to start healthy live.
Do exercise is a good point to relieve some pain. Since my mother got diabetes, she did diabetic diet meal plan and work well. She changed her eating habit and do jogging about half an hour. Now, she's happy to enjoy her daily life.
The majority patients with fibromyalgia say that they ache all over. Their muscles may feel similar to they have been pulled or overworked. Sometimes the muscles twitch and at other times they burn. More women than men are afflicted with fibromyalgia, but it shows up in people of all ages
I have Fibro also, as does my Mom and my Aunt (Her sister). The only thing I know that really does help is cymbalta. It does tend to make you feel like total crap in the beginning, but that usually goes away with time.
I know people who have ridden themselves of fibromyalgia completely just by changing their diet and doing regular coffee enemas for a few weeks. Nothing is more effective than a coffee enema for pain management and cleansing the colon/liver, it's really incredible and instantaneous.
While this might seem like a crazy idea to some of you, all I can say is that it works. Give it a try for a few days and you will definitely notice the difference and be thankful you saw this message.