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CHARRED FOOD IS BURNED FOOD AND EVERY BITE IS FULL OF CANCER CAUSING FREE RADICALS

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UPDATE:

The following blog was posted on April 8, 2018. Two months later in its June 4, 2018 issue, TIME magazine ran a piece titled “Four Healthier Ways to Grill” for the summer. The article states, “Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs)…. In addition to being carcinogenic, some of the toxins produced by grilling meat may also increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes…. They do so by interfering with processes that regulate inflammation and insulin sensitivity…. Research has linked high-heat cooking to an increased risk of [these diseases]. To limit your exposure (to HCAs), avoid cooking meats until charred or very well done.” (p. 70)

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Agreement is the glue that holds together our reality. If you don’t believe me, just think about this: Let’s say you are at a really cool party, dressed to the nines, drinking your fancy sex-on-the-beach cocktail, munching on fancy bruschetta crostini appetizers, when suddenly a naked man streaks through the room. The first thing you would do is turn to the person nearest you and blurt in a raised voice, “Did you see that naked man?”

If the people in the room all said they didn’t know what you were talking about and started to look at you strangely, like maybe there was something wrong with you, you would doubt your own perception. Only after you obtained a substantial amount of agreement from others would you believe your own eyes.

There have been countless scientific experiments on this aspect of needing the agreement of others before we can believe anything for sure. And the more people who will agree with you, the stronger is your own belief. This happens everywhere, from entertainment to politics to the newest food craze, like burning food and calling it charred, something to be sought after and not shunned.

Marketers depend on the power of agreement, our need to always be part of a consensus. They work hard to reach a tipping point where enough people agree on their product so as to cause the rest of us to rush in and partake. Because after all, if so many people think something is good then it must be good, right?

Agreement is why we are so happy nowadays when a restaurant kitchen sends us burned food. Ah, we feel so cutting edge as we eat the latest advancement in culinary arts. But not too long ago, those plates of not-to-be-eaten char would have been sent back to the kitchen accompanied by much indignation that such was put before you, that you had been so disrespected.

If you left a cut avocado on a counter and noticed days later that it was gnarly black and rotted, would you clap your hands with delight and dig in? No, of course not. You would throw it in the trash, because it was not fit to eat. The same is true for charred food. I’m not talking about “blackened” food where black pepper and herbs are used to simulate a char. I’m talking about burned food. Food that has been cooked too long past its optimal point.

I visited New York City a while ago, all aflutter to have a slice of bona fide New York pizza like I enjoyed regularly while in college. I couldn’t find it anywhere in the mom and pop stores like before. Instead, everywhere I went I was served pizza with a black burned crust and black edges.

In fact, the closest I have come to New York pizza in years was in Las Vegas in a place that rightfully calls itself New York Pizza. (For anyone visiting the Strip who is hankering for a slice of genuine New York Style pizza, take Sahara west, away from the Strip, and make a right turn on Torrey Pines Drive. It’s down about five minutes on the left, in a tiny strip mall across from the Walmart.)

You could teach a chimpanzee to recognize that food is done when it turns black. But it takes finesse and training to be able to get a good sear on a steak or a nicely browned pizza crust just right and know when to remove it from the heat, before it is burned black.

Any kitchen neophyte knows a food is done once it turns black around the edges. Black is not a color you want on your cooked food. It’s a thin line between dark sear and burned food, but if you’ve graduated from a culinary school, or work in a professional kitchen, the least we can expect of your talent and training is that you be able to tell the difference. That food is being burned on purpose as a new culinary technique is unconscionable.

Free radicals are produced constantly in your body by the most innocent of acts. Cells are damaged and free radicals created (a) naturally, as a result of metabolism, but also from (b) irritation, like that from a tight bracelet that leaves the skin red and tender, (c) injury, like banging your shin as you get out of your car, causing a bruise, (d) infection, anywhere in the body, (e) toxins, like air pollution and radiation that bombard first responders, (f) poor diet, insufficient in antioxidants to control and neutralize free radicals, (g) other stressors specific to an individual, and of course, (h) eating burned food.

Free radicals are the cause of all inflammatory diseases, including cancer. If the word “inflammation” is used to describe any disorder, then you know it is caused by an excess of free radicals. The mere act of living causes free radicals, so it is not smart to add to the load with which you already have to deal.

If a cell is damaged so as to cause the married electrons inside to migrate outside the cell, they immediately become single electrons. Single electron is another name for free radical. The first thing a single electron does is attack the nearest healthy cell in an attempt to obtain another electron and return itself to healthy status. All it does is damage that cell and create two more single electrons, aka, free radicals.

This is the process, the exponential growth of free radicals, that leads to oxidation, inflammation, and finally cancer and all other inflammatory diseases. The last thing that you want to do is eat burned food and add to that load. Do yourself a favor, send that plate of burned food back to the kitchen with plenty of indignation. To learn more about inflammation, check out Blog 3: The Danger of Inflammation. https://lynncapehartwellness.com/2011/01/23/blog-3-the-danger-of-inflammation/

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IF YOUR GUMS BLEED EVERY TIME YOU BRUSH OR HAVE YOUR TEETH CLEANED, YOU MAY HAVE A BIGGER PROBLEM

CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: Rutin

The problem is that if you have blood leakage in your mouth, it means you also have blood leakage elsewhere in your body that you can’t see, such as, in your brain where it can manifest as a brain aneurysm or a “ruptured” blood vessel stroke.

Expanding or collapsed blood vessels are also a sign of weak walls, and show up in your cheeks as rosacea, which is an enlargement or ballooning of blood vessels there, and of course in your legs as varicose veins.

With strong blood vessel walls none of these disorders, including bleeding gums, is possible. If you have sufficient Rutin in your system at all times, your hygienist can poke away in your mouth without a drop of blood showing up. Know that you are in big trouble if your gums bleed with just normal tooth brushing.

It’s a simple concept: Anything that is closed off must have walls.

Consider then the nature of walls, to keep things separated. In your body your blood vessel walls keep your blood from seeping into other tissue and causing damage.

Your arterial system of arteries and capillaries—that take blood away from the heart and distribute it throughout your body, and veins—that return blood to the heart for replenishment, also has walls. It is a closed system.

You will never attain 100 percent non leakage in your arterial system; it’s just something that happens. But with strong arterial walls you can have the barest minimum of leakage.

Rutin is part of the C Complex, which includes Vitamin C, Citrus Bioflavonoid, Rutin, Hesperiden Complex, and sometimes Acerola, Alfalfa, and Barley Grass.

Vitamin C is water soluble, and therefore cannot be stored in your body. Meaning, it washes out of your system everyday and must be replenished everyday. Since you will be taking larger doses of Rutin, which is part of C Complex, you will also need to take a maintenance dose of Vitamin C Complex.

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 BLEEDING GUMS Quick Glance Chart

 

Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
 

Rutin

 

2000 mg

 

2000 mg

Solgar or Puritan’s Pride #1561  

500 mg

Vitamin C Complex 1000 mg 1000 mg Puritan’s Pride #3140 1000 mg+

 

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If you follow the Quick Glance Chart recommendations and find that you still have bleeding gums, increase each Rutin dose by 500 mg until the condition stops. That level where the bleeding stops will be your best personal maintenance dose. 

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DISCOVER HOW TO MELT WORRY AWAY

CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: Sea Kelp

Worry comes in all sizes, shapes, and forms. No matter the subject, there is someone somewhere anxious about it right now.

A lot of performers experience performance anxiety, what used to be called stage fright. It can also happen to doctors, teachers, lawyers, homemakers, office professionals, chefs, and others who never step onto a stage. Simple staff meetings can turn into the stuff of palm sweat.

HIGH ANXIETY

It typically starts with a feeling of panic overlaid with dread. Usually, way out of proportion to the actual danger. Then suddenly your heart is pounding out of your chest. Your breathing may become shallow, because your chest muscles are so tight you cannot take a deep breath.

Maybe you can’t concentrate, can’t remember what you’re supposed to say. Your hands may shake, and your knees too. Sometimes your voice is thin and trembling. Sometimes you cannot speak at all, because your voice box is temporarily paralyzed.

You may be nauseated and may throw up before an event. Or you may not be able to eat for days prior to it. Perhaps you don’t sleep well for days at a time, because anxiety is the number one cause of insomnia. Your vision may be reduced to a tunnel, while tiny spots appear before your eyes. And you are profoundly afraid.

CONTINUOUS LOW-KEY ANXIETY

Perhaps your anxiety is not associated with a special event. You may experience a continuous low-grade anxiety not severe enough for you to seek help. It can be mild to moderate, and you try to ignore it and soldier on, but it seems to never go away.

It is the constant knot in your stomach or clench in your chest, partnered with an overall feeling of apprehension and unease. You might be a bit jumpy and startle easily. You feel tense whether you go out or stay at home. It is subtle but relentless.

MILLIONS SUFFER WITH ANXIETY

If any of this is familiar, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 40 million adults between the ages of 18-54 suffer from anxiety. And this number only represents people who seek help. Many others suffer in silence.

When you worry you create free radicals that can lead to inflammatory disorders such as cancer and faster aging. It doesn’t matter how precious something is to you, worrying doesn’t help any situation, and it lends you harm.

Unfortunately, there are few professions that don’t require public speaking in some manner, if you want to move up the ranks and be successful.

There are two things you can try in order to curb anxiety: Sea Kelp and a thought control exercise. The exercise probably won’t be effective unless you are using Sea Kelp, but together the combo can be very effective in tamping down anxiety.

Remember, you may not be able to control the stress in your life, but you can control your response to it.

KELP FROM THE SEA IS A STRONG RELAXANT

Plain dried kelp from the sea in tablet form is a natural source of iodine and has incredible calming and sleep-aid powers. For that reason, it also helps to still restless legs and quell childhood hyperactivity.

(Childhood hyperactivity is covered briefly below in this blog. Restless legs will be discussed in another blog, but you can use the anxiety dosages in the Quick Glance Chart below to get relief.)

Don’t be fooled by fancy marketing into buying expensive, exotic kelp mixtures. They don’t work any better than the plain stuff. And if not made authentically from sea kelp, may not work nearly as well, if at all.

Puritan’s Pride sells Sea Kelp for what it’s worth: $6.99 for 500-750 tablets, through its buy one bottle, and get one or two free sales. You won’t run out for a long time.

ADULT DOSAGES 

Recommending Kelp dosages is difficult because of the varying, individualized nature of anxiety in each person. The Quick Glance Chart below shows an average dosage schedule, but it may not be right for everyone. You will have to experiment. 

HIGH ANXIETY Quick Glance Chart For Adults
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Bedtime Brand Strength
Sea Kelp ½ tablet ½ tablet ¼ tablet (optional) Puritans Pride #623 150 mcg
You may be fine on a certain dosage for several days but suddenly start feeling over-relaxed or a bit manic. That’s the time to adjust your dosage. Be especially alert for feeling too relaxed, and respond by lowering your dosage or eliminating one dose. If you start feeling manic increase your dose. The doses start low, because Sea Kelp is a very effective substance.
  • The ½ tablet at breakfast is designed to help slow you down at the start of your day, so you can face things with a quality of calm confidence instead of fretful panic.

(I prefer only ¼ tablet in the morning, because I need to be revved up early on, as I am not a morning person. I take a second ¼ tablet at dinner, and ½ tablet at bedtime. I have a hyperactive lawyer friend who takes two whole tablets with breakfast, none at dinner, and a whole tablet at bedtime.) Everyone is different. You will have to experiment.

  • The ½ tablet at dinner is designed to relax your stomach so you can be comforted by a good meal. You won’t have to face choking down food you can’t taste, because stress has stolen your appetite. Sea Kelp will help you have a truly enjoyable meal despite a stress filled day. It is recommended that you take Sea Kelp 20-30 minutes before you eat.
  • The optional ¼ tablet taken 30 minutes before bedtime is meant to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. When you get the dosage right falling asleep is easy. You get comfortable, drift off, and don’t want to move, because it feels like your muscles are melting. Glorious.

Note: You may not need the ¼ tablet at bedtime, if you are relaxed enough from the prior two doses to fall asleep. Or you may need more. If you don’t need this dose to fall asleep, don’t take it.

There is no drug hangover the morning after using Sea Kelp. A couple of minutes after you wake up you are fully alert.

The schedule posted above may be too much during times when you are naturally relaxed, such as on vacation. But these same doses may not be enough if you are going through a high stress process such as moving, exams, or a breakup. You will have to experiment.

ONCE IN A WHILE USE OF SEA KELP

You don’t have to take regular daily doses of Sea Kelp if you don’t need to. You can use it just when you are facing a stressful situation, like the Monday morning staff meeting when it’s your turn to make the presentation.

At those times you can start the above regimen a few days before the event, increasing the dose on the day of. Or, you can take ½ tablet at bedtime the night before and a ½ tablet or more at breakfast the day of.

Use the chart as a base line and experiment. Find what works best for you.

SEA KELP AND HYPERACTIVE CHILDREN

Sea Kelp is safe for everyone, except people with slow metabolisms. It can even help a hyperactive child who would otherwise be prescribed the drug Ritalin.

Children are calmer after only a few days using Sea Kelp. They remain engaged and interested and are better able to listen to instructions, comprehend what is expected of them, and control their behavior while they follow through. This new-found control makes them feel better about themselves.

Hyperactive children move so fast that they miss a lot and make mistakes. The same way you might miss a highway exit if you were speeding. Sea Kelp puts on the brakes and slows them down so they can catch life’s exits.

This treatment is not for children who are simply precocious and enthusiastically engaged. What might be called “a handful.” It is for kids who are missing out because of their hyperactivity and lack of control.

HYPER ACTIVITY  Quick Glance Chart For Children
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Sea Kelp ¼ tablet ¼ tablet Puritans Pride #623 150 mcg
As suggested throughout this blog, you may have to experiment to see what dosage is best for your child. A quarter tablet twice daily is a good start and works fine for many children. Some will need less and some more. It washes quickly out of the system. If the child you are trying to calm down is under the age of seven, start with only one dose, either breakfast or dinner. Move up from there if you need to.

THE AMYGDALA’S ROLE IN ANXIETY 

Whenever you are stressed, it’s the amygdala’s fault. It is your early warning system to threats, whether real or not. It controls the way you react to threatening stimuli whether remembered, newly learned, or only imagined.

In the beginning when humans first started evolving, fear was the one emotion necessary to give the species the best chance of survival. That’s why fear was our first emotion. The fear reaction is located in the amygdala, a brain structure responsible for the generation of other emotions, but especially fear.

The amygdala is referred to as the reptilian, or snake, brain and was the original brain to evolve in humans. It is located in the limbic system, the center of our emotions, learning, and memory. The amygdala is darkly moody, suspicious, untrusting, and always on guard.

The amygdala also has a lot of power. For instance, it has the authority to send a message directly to the limbs without prior consultation with the cerebral cortex, the “you” area responsible for decision making. That means the amygdala can make you act without thinking.

Each time the amygdala does this it also sends a simultaneous message to you, telling you what it has just done. If you act quickly you can countermand the amygdala’s order. Otherwise, the ordered limb will follow through with no input from you. It will appear to be acting on its own. In truth, it will be acting under the direction of the amygdala.

If you think about it, isn’t it better to jump back from a shadow that makes the amygdala suspicious but turns out to be only a chimney, than to not jump back and get hit by falling bricks? The order to jump back comes from the amygdala.

Another example: I was lying in bed reading, and in my peripheral vision I saw something crawling on the wall. Before I had a chance to turn my head and investigate, my left hand had turned the magazine into a weapon and swatted it.

At the last second I saw it was a spider and shouted no, just as the magazine hit the wall. I was too late to countermand the amygdala’s kill order to my left arm.

As it happens, I like spiders and never kill them. But my amygdala spotted a potential danger realized millions of years ago and went straight into run for your life mode. Before I could explain that it was just a spider.

Admittedly, despite the grief it brings fear is necessary, because it leads to avoidance of danger and promotes safety. It couldn’t be any other way, as without the amygdala and a powerful fear response, humanity would not have been around long enough to evolve.

There was a study done where the amygdala was removed from a group of test rats. After the surgery the rats lost all fear of everything, even cats. They became easy prey without the amygdala to warn them of danger.

THE ANXIETY LOOP BETWEEN THE AMYGDALA & THE CEREBRAL CORTEX 

Many of your body’s alarm circuits have pathways that assemble inside the amygdala in order to quickly provide it with direct information about threats.

When your amygdala suspects danger to you, it can suck your mind into a fear loop that leads to intense anxiety:

It starts by sending you a warning to beware of something, say, to remind you that you are deathly afraid of speaking to an audience, when you have just agreed to give a Rotary Club speech.

When you receive amygdala’s warning, you are alerted and proceed to get anxious. You begin to consciously consider the warning and remember other disasters in your public speaking career.

This conscious consideration results in you resending the same message back to the amygdala—that it’s true, you are afraid of speaking in public—and unwittingly setting up a loop.

The confirmation from you to the amygdala that it is correct in its assessment, sends it into overdrive.

The amygdala then propels an even stronger warning to you, and you again respond in kind. Voila, the loop is firmly established, and you begin truly stressing about the event.

This damaging internal dialogue can continue back and forth until you work yourself into a panic attack. Powered by inertia, the loop can continue until interrupted by an outside force.

AN EASY MENTAL EXERCISE HELPS PREVENT THE ANXIETY LOOP

This exercise appears simplistic, but used along with Sea Kelp it can help to alleviate anxiety. It also helps to improve your overall outlook on an event, on a day, or on life.

At the beginning of the anxiety loop process you have a choice: agree with amygdala, start stressing, and stay in the loop until you are paralyzed with fear and worry.

Or, don’t accept the amygdala’s interpretation. Instead, create a new, sunnier message to send back to it. Assuage the amygdala by telling it that its reading of the situation is wrong. That in fact everything is fine. To relax, because you got this. If necessary, lie to yourself, or I should say to your amygdala.

In short, stop agreeing with the amygdala when it sends you fear messages regarding something your mind tells you is not threatening, like public speaking. It matters what thoughts you let rattle around inside your head. When you catch yourself thinking negatively and fearfully, stop. Simply think something cheerful instead.

Use calming return messages such as: Relax, there’s nothing to worry about; Relax, everything will be fine; Relax, you’re doing a great job; Relax, you can do this, etc.

If you do this each time you get anxious, just lie to yourself and tell yourself you’re ok, you will be amazed at how it can pull you back from the brink of unnecessary anxiety.

Remember that this exercise is done in conjunction with taking Sea Kelp. Alone, it will not have much chance against the force of a strong biological reaction to stress.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next post: Blog 49: Ugly Toenails, where I show you how to make them beautiful again.

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END PAIN AND POSTPONE OR AVOID SURGERY WITH THIS NUTRITION THERAPY

CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS: Glucosamine, Monavie Active, Beta Carotene,  and Lecithin

As an infant you are born with 300 to 350 bones. As you grow, some of them fuse together, thereby decreasing the overall number until it drops to 206 in adulthood. There isn’t strict agreement on the number of joints in a human body. The answers range from no one knows to a couple hundred. We can agree that you need a lot of joints to hold together 206 bones.

Definitions: A Joint is the spot where two or more of your 206 individual bones are joined in such a manner as to permit flexibility and movement of the musculoskeletal structure. Joints are held in place by Ligaments, tough elastic tissue that connects bones and cartilage to the joint. (Tendons connect muscle to bone.)

Osteoarthritis (OA) assaults your joints and cartilage, and affects more people than rheumatoid arthritis, the “other” arthritis, which is an auto immune disorder. OA is the number one cause of chronic disability in the United States, and accounts for one in four visits to a primary physician. Meaning, that if we could get control of this disease, we could greatly reduce chronic disability, and eliminate the costs associated with 25 percent of primary care visits.

It is believed that some people have a genetic propensity that causes them to contract OA. Even so, you can always trump genetics with nutrition. Always. It’s not the family genes that are at fault, but the family diet that is passed on to succeeding generations.

OA is also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, simply because as the disease progresses the joints actually degrade, erode, and slowly disappear in places. The polite term is “narrowing.” OA symptoms include acute pain, chronic stiffness, fiery burning sensation, swelling from water retention, bone spurs, crackling sounds (crepitus) when joint is used, and enlargement and misshaping of the joint. Naturally, any combination of these can lead to a loss of mobility. There are lucky people who do not have symptoms, despite x-ray evidence of OA.

Definition: Bone Spur: It is caused by the same inflammation that causes swelling from water retention, and most of the pain and burning. This inflammation stimulates the overgrowth of bone cells, causing them to deposit too much bone in the area of the arthritis. The extra bone accumulates until there is a noticeable bony outgrowth called a spur. Bone spurs are one reason for the enlargement and misshaping of an arthritic joint, and are directly related to inflammation.  

PREVENTING CARTILAGE DEGRADATION AND LOSS IS THE FOCUS FOR TREATING OSTEOARTHRITIS

OA is not a complicated disease despite its debilitating affect on your body. It can be successfully treated with nutrition that targets the resultant symptoms, and also the trigger itself, which is wear and tear. OA results directly from the loss of cartilage, the spongy protein substance that “cushions” the joints and keeps the bones from bumping into each other as you move.

Humans are always seeking “cushions” in life. We want the cushy job. We are told it is wise to have a financial cushion in case of hard times.  Chairs are padded with cushions for our butt’s comfort. Your car’s bumper cushions it from other, inept drivers. Take that natural desire for cushion to a biological level. Each bone has the same need. It needs a cushion to keep the other, inept bones away from it.

A large part of the cartilage cushion is dependent upon water content and other joint components like Glucosamine. If you don’t give your body the building nutrients it needs to repair cartilage, it will dry out over time and become less resilient. As the cartilage dries it provides less and less of a cushion for the adjoining bones. If the cartilage dries out completely, the cushion is lost and the bones collide with drastic results.

A great loss of flexibility and mobility occurs when the cushion collapses and bones start grinding against each other. Movement becomes painful and sometimes impossible. With a loss of cartilage, joints can actually lock in place. The stress on the joint from the disintegration of cartilage causes inflammation. Once inflammation is present the other symptoms show up as well.

ALL JOINTS ARE AT RISK FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS

OA can affect any joint but it usually presents in hands, feet, hips, knees, spine and lower back. The medical industry tells you that osteoarthritis is simply a natural result of aging. That you should go ahead and expect your joints to wear out before you’re done using them. Joint replacement surgery has become routine.

This medical information is confirmed by your own observations. When you look around you see most people over 45 with some symptom of OA. They complain that certain joints have become tender and achy. Or that they’re beginning to experience stiffness. Maybe a little swelling now and then? That’s the beginning of OA. But today you also hear 23-year-olds complaining about OA, while some 90-somethings show no signs of the disease. OA is no longer a disorder associated strictly with aging. Now it’s a disorder also associated with a profound lack of nutrition, regardless of your age.

The truth is that evolution designed your joints to operate efficiently for over 100 years, if supplied along the way with the nutritional building materials they need to make repairs and maintain their integrity. But after decades of use without enough nutrition, sure, they’re going to fail prematurely. They’re going to wear out.

Think of a favorite pair of shoes that you wear every day for months. They’re comfortable and you love them because they make you look cool. After a while the heels and soles show signs of wear and tear. Your first impulse, since these are your favorites, is to take them to a repair shop before they fall apart and you can’t wear them anymore.

Same thing with your joints. If you expect to get extended use out of them, you have to take steps to ensure they can fulfill the 100 year warranty. Your joints are in use more or less constantly. Even when you’re asleep, you can’t turn over in bed, scratch your ear, or reach for the annoying alarm without using many of your joints. Everything you do, your mobility itself, depends on actions by your joints. Without healthy joints you would become an immobile stick creature like Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, before Dorothy saved him with the oil can. If you supplement your diet with specific nutrients, your joints will have the building materials they need to make repairs and maintain stability.

THE SUPPLEMENTS

Glucosamine Sulfate or Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCL) both do a good job of repairing and forming new cartilage inside joints. Glucosamine is a component of joint tissue and important to the production of synovial fluid, which keeps the joint lubricated. Your body produces Glucosamine, but the levels fall as you age and fail to add it as a supplement to your diet.

There is disagreement on which Glucosamine works better, the sulfate or the hydrochloride form. You’ll have to experiment to see which works best for you. For a long time I used sulfate and it worked fine, but then I noticed that taking it caused irritation in some joints, especially the knee. When I switched to hydrochloride the results improved. I can promise you that Glucosamine will rebuild the cartilage cushion in your joints, but your individual factors will decide which is best for you. Don’t lose heart if you try one form and it doesn’t work for you. Simply switch to the other to get relief.

While Glucosamine is the accepted supplement for rebuilding cartilage and preventing future loss of it, Monavie Active, which has a potent Hydrochloride form of Glucosamine, is very effective and highly recommended.

Lecithin is an emulsifier. It smoothes out the cartilage being constructed by the other supplements, and keeps the joint clear of organic debris that is the cause of a lot of the pain experienced by those who have OA. Like Dorothy’s oil can, Lecithin helps keep the joints lubricated and mobile.

Beta Carotene reduces free radical activity and thereby calms inflammation. It also reduces pain, burning, swelling, and misshaping of the joint through bone spurs.

Vitamin D3 supports Beta Carotene in its inflammation fighting function. If you take Beta Carotene without Vitamin D, you will deplete your stores of Vitamin D and develop a Vitamin D deficiency. That’s why you should always take Vitamin D when taking Beta Carotene. Vitamin D3 is recommended because it more closely replicates the Vitamin D made naturally on your skin from contact with the sun. If you can’t find D3, take straight Vitamin D.

Ibuprophen eliminates 90 percent of the stiffness accompanying OA. The pain, burning, and swelling will end if you take the supplements discussed above. But if stiffness is still a problem, regular daily use of Ibuprophen makes a huge improvement. You’ll stop feeling like you’re already 100.

Healing and Preventing Osteoarthritis   QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Glucosamine Sulfate or HCL (capsules only) 2-4 capsules 2-4 capsules Puritan’s Pride #4173 for Sulfate; #11822 for HCL 1000 mg
Monavie Active 2 ozs (mandatory) 2 ozs (optional) Monavie NA
It’s important to shake the Monavie bottle well each time before you use it. Consume everything that comes out of the bottle. Sometimes you will see grit, or small chunks of puree. Don’t discard any of it.
Lecithin (softgels, and granules) 5 softgels, and one heaping tablespoon 5 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303/ #1064 1200 mg
Lecithin granules are best used sprinkled over salads, fresh fruit, and cereals, and mixed in with blender drinks. To count toward the daily dosage you must consume it uncooked.
Beta Carotene (softgels only) 25 softgels 25 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mgs)
Vitamin D3 (softgels only) 2 softgels 2 softgels Puritan’s Pride #15605 1000 IU
Ibuprophen 2-3 tablets 2-3 tablets Generic 200 mg

IF YOUR KNEE JOINTS ARE THE PROBLEM IT’S IMPORTANT TO EXERCISE THE MUSCLES THAT SUPPORT THE JOINT

Make no mistake, if you’re aiming for zero tolerance you have to take all of the supplements recommended above. But if you follow the instructions and find that you still have discomfort, weak muscles might be the problem. You need strong muscles surrounding the knee to hug the joint and hold it in place. If the muscles are weak they permit too much movement in the joint which leads to an instability. Your knee stability will improve shortly after doing the following exercises.

The focus here is on the muscles on either side of the joint. It’s a good idea to do these exercises at least three times a week on a regular basis. The directions begin each exercise with the left leg, but you can switch it up if you want to.

The directions also instruct you to switch back and forth from the left leg to the right leg. If you prefer you can do all the exercises for one leg before moving on to the other leg.

OUTER KNEE MUSCLES

STARTING POSITION: Begin all three exercises lying on your right side, supporting your head with your right hand and bent elbow, with your body bent at the hip so that you are in the shape of an “L.”

EXERCISE 1.     Keeping both legs straight and your left foot flat and parallel to the floor, lift your left leg about eight inches and drop it back down gently. Do 25 reps. Up and down. Change sides and repeat for right leg.

EXERCISE 2.     Keeping both legs straight, lift your left leg a few inches and point your toes. Keeping both knees in alignment, one above the other, bend your left leg and swing it back gently, until it makes a 90 degree angle with your upper thigh, and straighten it again. Do 25 reps. Back and forth. Change sides and repeat for right leg.

EXERCISE 3.     Keeping both legs straight, and your foot flat, bring your left knee toward your chest as far as you can, and return it to a straight position. Do 25 reps. Up and back. Change sides and repeat for right leg.

INNER KNEE MUSCLES

STARTING POSITION: Begin all three exercises sitting on the floor with your legs spread in front of you in a V-shape. Bend your right knee and place your right foot flat on the floor. Lean to the left and rest your weight on your bent elbow with your left hand against the floor. Rest your right arm on your bent leg.

EXERCISE 1.     Your left leg is still where it was originally in the V-shape. Turn your left leg so that the inner leg is facing up. Keeping your foot flat and the inner side facing the ceiling, begin to bob your leg up and down about four inches. Do 25 reps. Up and down. Change sides and repeat for right leg.

EXERCISE 2.     Your left leg is still where it was originally in the V-shape. Turn your left leg so that the inside is facing up. Keeping your left foot flat and the inner side facing the ceiling, bend your left knee, bringing your heel close to your body. Push out and down gently, leading with your left heel. Do 25 reps. In and out. Change sides and repeat for right leg.

EXERCISE 3.     This exercise is almost identical to the one above. Your left leg is still where it was originally in the V-shape. Keeping your left foot flat and the inner side facing the ceiling, bend your left knee, bringing your heel close to your body. But this time kick out and away, while leading with your pointed toes. Do 25 reps. In and out. Change sides and repeat for right leg.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 26: Essay 1: Why Nutrition Can Heal and Prevent Any Physical Disorder

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GET SMARTER FAST  

CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: L-Glutamine

I’ll admit to being a Trekkie, but I’m not a Trekkophile; I never wear my uniform in public, and I gave my life size, standing cut-out of Captain Kirk to Goodwill months ago. Besides the intellectual stimulation provided by the ongoing Star Trek adventures, I was drawn to the ethic of the show, the shared sense of honor and commitment the characters had toward each other. You were always certain the primary characters would raid heaven and hell to protect each other.

The original Star Trek television show didn’t have a big budget from the look of the sets, and sometimes the direction was weak. But there were new ideas presented in plots that gave you something to think about. One of my favorite episode ideas was, Spock’s Brain, which I understand is considered by the actors involved and most fans to be the worst episode of the show. Nevertheless, I liked it, and it helps me to make a point about the way the brain works

In that episode, an alien female beams onto the Enterprise, surgically removes Spock’s brain, leaving the body behind, and takes the brain back to her home planet in the Sigma Draconis system. The aliens connect Spock’s brain to their planet’s power grid. His brain then begins to operate various systems, pumping water, circulating air, running heating and cooling plants, coordinating filtration and sanitation—all the functions that make up a planet-wide life support system.

Just as Spock’s brain, called the Controller in the episode, ran the functions necessary to protect life on Sigma Draconis, human brains also direct an array of functions necessary to keep us alive. In effect, your brain is in charge of your life support system. It is in charge of heart rate, breathing, body temperature, and blood pressure. When’s the last time you thought about any of these things consciously? It processes enormous amounts of information that flood into it nonstop while you are awake, from your eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin. It permits you to be mobile, stand up, move around, walk, or sit up. It lets you experience emotions and sensations. Everything happens in your head; that is where your world unfolds.

And more in keeping with what people associate with brain power, your brain permits you to think, reason, analyze, differentiate, store and recall memories, and even dream. It enables you to communicate your desires and grievances to others. Each part of the brain has its own function, but these functions must all work together for you to stay alive.

THE HUNGRY DOG WORKS HARD

When you think about all it has to do, it’s easy to understand that your brain needs a lot of nutrition to perform a multitude of tasks. Or at least to perform them well. Your brain is a hungry creature. It’s the big dog at the top of our internal food chain; it even sits all the way at the top. The hungry dog consumes a full quarter of all the nutrition you take in. It sucks up over twenty percent of the oxygen carried in your bloodstream. Every heartbeat pumps almost a quarter of your blood into Hungry Dog’s lair. Meaning, at any given time up to a quarter of your blood supply is sloshing around inside your head.

Hungry Dog receives all this nutrition through your network of blood vessels. If Hungry Dog doesn’t get enough nutrition from your bloodstream, it will slowdown, forget where it’s buried its bone, grow snappish and snarly, and simply will not perform up to its full potential.

Hungry Dog likes to gorge itself on carbohydrates. Yum. Every kind of fruit, vegetable, nut, grain, and legume. It also likes milk, fish, eggs, and green tea. Before Hungry Dog can consume carbohydrates, they must first be changed into glucose in your bloodstream. It is this glucose that provides food energy to your own Hungry Dog.

Glucose is comprised of micronutrients, fatty acids, and amino acids. Amino acids are called the building blocks of protein. One amino acid in particular, L-Glutamine, is very important to brain function. The blood concentration levels of L-Glutamine are three to four times greater than any other amino acid. It is particularly concentrated in the brain and skeletal muscles.

L-GLUTAMINE AND GINKGO BILOBA TOGETHER

L-Glutamine is a brain food that gives your mental abilities a most potent boost without any manic side effects. Most particularly, it facilitates the transfer of communication between the two halves of the brain. It has a remarkable effect on improving the brain’s ability to learn, think, reason, and remember. And you don’t have to take it for a long time to feel its brain-expanding effects. Some people notice the difference hours after taking their first dose. Others might notice it days later. For some the real effect won’t be apparent to them until they stop taking it. All of a sudden what was normal before isn’t so inviting anymore. Feeling smarter is more fun.

A lot of people wrongly think that Ginkgo Biloba has a direct link to memory improvement. That, all by itself it can improve your thought processes. Not exactly true. Gingko Biloba is an herb and an effective blood thinner. If the blood is thinned, more of it will move faster through an arterial system, even a clogged one. Gingko Biloba helps to get more blood and therefore more nutrients into your brain faster, because it makes the blood skinnier. L-Glutamine feeds your brain, and Ginkgo Biloba thins the L-Glutamine filled blood so it can move quickly to the underserved parts of your brain.

IMPORTANT SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTS

There are two other important support supplements, Vitamin B12 and Lecithin: B12 increases the amount of oxygen carried by your red blood cells, and gets more oxygen to your brain, making you feel more alert and involved. Lecithin is the best natural emulsifier available, and helps keep your brain arteries clear of plaque that prevents good blood flow to the brain.

This therapy will not turn someone with an IQ of 12 into a genius suddenly. What it will do is permit anyone to maximize whatever brain power they already have and increase their ability to remember. It will permit your brain to operate at its maximum capacity everyday. It will help you to be your maximum best. I’m not a morning person, and without taking this therapy beforehand, I would be useless at morning meetings.

To Improve Analytical Abilities & Memory  QUICK GLANCE CHART
Main Supplements Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
L-Glutamine 3 tablets 3 tablets Puritan’s Pride #3042 500 mg
Ginkgo Biloba (capsules only) 1 capsule 1 capsule Puritan’s Pride #4544 120 mg
Important Support Supplements
B12 1 tablet 1 tablet Natures Life 1000 mcg
Lecithin 3 softgels 3 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
If you’re in a stressful situation where your mind is constantly being pressed to perform at peak potential, add a third dose of all supplements at lunch time.

Note

Ginkgo Biloba is an effective natural blood thinner. If you are on a prescription blood thinner, like Coumadin, know that Ginkgo Biloba will duplicate your prescription medication.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 21:  Rheumatoid Arthritis, where I tell you how to get it completely under control and stop all symptoms within two to four weeks.

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Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make is tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders but cannot afford the cost. You may make your donations through www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Donations should be made there to the account lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com

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ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCES UP TO TEN FOLD WITH THIS APHRODISIAC  

CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: DL-Phenylalanine (DL-P)

There’s not a lot to say about this subject. Everyone likes consensual sex, and no one would mind if they could reap more pleasure out of their experiences. One way to do this is to buy topical ointments and gels to apply directly to your genitals prior to having sex. A better way to enhance sexual pleasure, however, is to manipulate the pleasure centers of the brain, where the sensations must register in order for you to get your thrills. Real sexual pleasure is “felt” in the brain. That’s why sex is usually better with someone you really care for, and why it can be routine with someone you don’t. It’s all in your mind. Sex is like food in that the brain must stimulate the appetite for it.

DL-Phenylalanine (DL-P) is a combination of D-Phenylalanine and L-Phenylalanine in nutritional supplement form. They are both amino acids. Besides what I discuss here, DL-P is known to have analgesic (pain killing) and antidepressant properties. It does these things by preventing endorphin degradation, which then leads to an inhibition of the GABA neurotransmitter that results in greater dopamine release. Dopamine is associated with the brain’s reward system, providing feelings of pleasure, enjoyment, and reinforcement.  

L-Phenylalanine is also a nutritional supplement, and while it is used to increases energy levels, it does not have the analgesic, antidepressant, or sexual properties that DL-P possesses. DL-P stimulates the pleasure centers in your brain and intensifies all aspects of the sex act, making it feel up to five to ten times better than average. It works equally well in women and men.

USING DL-PHENYLALANINE AS AN APHRODISIAC

Take one or two tablets, 15-30 minutes before you’re planning on having sex, about the time you start eyeing each other. If you take it like this, the effects will last all the way through the act, no matter how long that is. If you wait too long to start intercourse, the effects will be weakened as time goes by, and the sexual edge is lost.  

As Needed Use of DL-Phenylalanine QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplement 15-30 Minutes Before Sex Begins Brand Strength
DL-Phenylalanine 1-2 tablets Puritan’s Pride #4050 500 mg

You can also take DL-Phenylalanine everyday in the morning, and it will energize you, keep you upbeat and a little flirty. It won’t make you horny that minute but will make you more interested when the time comes to have sex, especially when added to the dose taken directly before sex begins.  

Daily Use of DL-Phenylalanine QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplement Breakfast Brand Strength
DL-Phenylalanine 1/2-1 tablet Puritan’s Pride #4050 500 mg

 Unfortunately, while DL-Phenylalanine enhances sexual feeling, it won’t help with performance problems. Please see Blog 14: Erectile Dysfunction for a better discussion on that issue.

► Do me a favor, please. Don’t get carried away with this and take much more than 1-2 tablets at the beginning of each sexual encounter. And one tablet is better than two in the beginning. That might be all you ever need, so you should start there. There’s a tendency for people to think that if X amount makes me feel good, then X+1 will make me feel even better; and X+2 even better than that. Not true, here. This could really rev you up, make you manic, uncomfortable, even a bit breathless. It will wear off and there’ll be no real harm done, but if you take it the way I recommend above, you’ll get your kicks with no side effects. The smart thing to do is to experiment. Begin by using my dosage recommendations, then up them slowly, a half tab at a time. Honestly, a little of this goes a long way.

Be sure to buy DL-Phenylalanine, and not just L-Phenylalanine.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 20: Improving Cognition And Memory, where I tell you how you can increase you mental capabilities. 

PLEASE DONATE 

Your support is greatly appreciated.

www.paypal.com 

Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make is tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders but cannot afford the cost. You may make your donations through www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Donations should be made there to the account of lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com

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THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO INCREASE ENERGY LEVELS

CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: Vitamin B12

Fatigue is tricky. Like headaches, it accompanies almost every disorder known to humankind, and is a side effect of many drugs. It can also be a function of mood: If something bad happens to you, you can find yourself feeling tired for no reason except it. But fatigue can signal something serious, even life threatening—The National Institute of Health reports that “unusual fatigue” is the most commonly reported symptom in women who have heart attacks, with over 70 percent complaining of it beforehand. Or it can simply be the result of a week of hardy partying and not getting enough sleep or nutrition. Or even the result of a hormone imbalance.

Physicians agree that for most people the main reason for lack of energy is the failure to get enough sleep on a regular basis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the results of a study showing that more than 25 percent of adults get six hours or less of sleep every night, which is unhealthy. One in ten reported not having a good night’s sleep in over a month. You can bet that these same people complain of fatigue and low energy.  

Note: Please read Blog 1: Insomnia & Trouble Sleeping for information on using Sea Kelp as a safe and effective sleep aid.

Fatigue occurs across all age groups and cultures, but it is more prevalent in the elderly and those with serious disorders. Depending on the reason, it can be rare and something you just deal with on those occasions. It can be something connected to an event that happens regularly, but not daily. Or it can be daily, long term and debilitating, what is referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

VITAMIN B12 THERAPY

Besides increasing energy levels and making you feel more alert, B12 is also important to proper nervous system function, sperm production, normal growth, and the proper functioning of the immune system. Important to this discussion is the fact that B12 is closely involved in the production of melatonin, which controls the release of many hormones that are involved in the sleep/wake cycle. If your problem is not diet, or lack of sleep, it may be hormonal, and B12 can still help you.

Vitamin B12 is a component of B Complex, and the only element that cannot be synthesized in a laboratory or extracted from plants. It is the only supplement that cannot be obtained from a variety of food sources. B12 must be grown in bacteria or molds like penicillin, and other than food supplements, is available only in red meat and dairy products. Strictly vegetarian diets therefore are deficient in B12.

But wait a minute, you say. Aren’t we being told to cut back on things like red meat and dairy to guard against high cholesterol? That’s right, and since we can only get B12 from these sources, if we cut back without supplementing, we risk a deficiency and subsequent fatigue, an immediate result of insufficient B12 intake.

The most common form of B12 supplementation is cyanocobalamin in tablet form. Since it’s all synthesized the same way, you can use almost any B12 product, except a time released or sustained release one. Because it’s water soluble, extensive amounts of B12 cannot be stored in your body, and 95 percent is washed out everyday. Meaning that you need to replenish the internal supply daily.

The energy you get from regular B12 use is wonderfully subtle, even, and mellow. You may not feel anything major when you start taking it. You will just suddenly notice that you have gotten so much more done over the past few days, way beyond your normal production level. Some people don’t notice the difference in their energy levels until they stop taking B12 and go back to their usual funk. Then the improvement is obvious to them.  

THE OXYGEN CONNECTION

B12 is vital to red blood cell production. Red blood cells are responsible for the efficient transport of oxygen to all parts of your body. Oxygen is what enables your body to release and use energy stored in your food and later in your cells, and to use that energy to perform cellular functions, like making you feel energized. Every cell in your body needs oxygen for this reason.

Your blood stream picks up oxygen in your lungs as you breathe, and carries it to the rest of your body. B12 facilitates this task, getting more oxygen to your brain and your muscles, giving you an overall feeling of sustained energy without manic side effects. And you don’t crash when it wears off, because your body hasn’t been artificially stimulated. All you are doing, is getting more oxygen moving around in there by providing missing nutrition.

HOW TO USE VITAMIN B12

There are different ways to use B12 to combat fatigue and low energy:

1.         You can use it daily to ensure that your blood is always well oxygenated and therefore that your energy remains high and on an even keel. If you have reason to believe that your fatigue problems are hormonal, it is recommended that you take B12 daily.

2.         You can use it only on those days when your energy has dipped and you need a boost.

3.         You can use it to keep your mind and body energized and alert for a limited period, when you know there is no chance of your getting enough sleep to function normally.    

4.         You can even use it, along with other supplements, to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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1.         DAILY B12 THERAPY TO MAINTAIN SUSTAINED ENERGY LEVELS  

Daily B12 Therapy QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Vitamin B12 1-2 tablets 1-2 tablets Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
B Complex 100 (capsules only) 1 capsule 1 capsule Puritan’s Pride #10280 100 mg/mcg
Coenzyme Q10 (capsules only) 1 capsule Jarrow Formulas 30 mg
Do not use time released or sustained release B12 products.B Complex can be hard to digest and is best taken with some food.If you use this therapy daily you will not suffer dips in the middle of the day, nor will you be slow to get going in the morning. When the nurse sticks your finger in the pulse oximeter to measure your blood oxygen, your reading will be 99-100 every time.

2.         TAKING B12 ONLY WHEN YOUR ENERGY IS LOW 

B12 Therapy As Needed QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplement As Needed Brand Strength
Vitamin B12 2 tablets Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
Do not use time released or sustained release B12 products.If you use this therapy when your energy is low, you can feel its effects within 30 minutes to an hour. It will boost your vigor naturally without putting you on edge. And you won’t “crash” later when it wears off. You’ll just go back to “normal.”

3.         USING B12 TO STAY ALERT FOR A LIMITED BUT NECESSARY PERIOD

Let’s talk about this one for a minute. Sometimes you’re faced with a situation or task, like taking exams, caring for a sick child, or participating in military maneuvers, where you can be certain you won’t get enough sleep. There is a way around this problem, where you can function on three to four hours of sleep instead of eight, and remain fine mentally and physically, for a limited time.

But this isn’t a nice thing to do to your body or your brain, and it will catch up with you if you do it for too long. A couple weeks is fine, but you should not try to use this therapy on a long term basis, as a way of circumventing your need for at least eight hours of sleep each night. Without enough sleep your body can’t make all its necessary repairs, and detoxify. Plus, losing sleep ages you, makes you look older. You must get enough sleep on a regular basis to remain healthy in the long term.

B12 Limited Overuse Therapy QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Directly Before Bed Brand Strength
Vitamin B12 2 tabs 2 tabs 2 tabs Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
B Complex 100 (capsules only) 2 caps 2 caps Puritan’s Pride #10280 100 mg/mcg
Coenzyme Q10 (capsules only) 1 cap 1 cap Jarrow Formulas 30 mg
Do not use time released or sustained release B12 products.B Complex can be hard to digest and is best taken with some food.Take your third and final dose of B12 right before you lay down to go to sleep. Do not take it before you are actually ready to close your eyes and sleep. B12 will not adversely affect your sleep if you take it this way, but you will be bright and ready to go when you awaken the next day.

4.         ABOUT CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

For a long time CFS has been the boogeyman of disorders. No one knows what is really going on, what causes it, or how to alleviate it. And it’s not serious enough to warrant research funds or real medical attention, so people suffer quietly. CFS is nothing more than a case of long term fatigue. But long term fatigue is no small matter and can be horrific and crippling. Nobody wants to feel tired all the time. Everything becomes a chore, even the things you love doing. You don’t want to go anywhere, see anybody, do anything. Even your mind is sluggish and nowhere near performing up to your true abilities. It’s easy to understand how CFS can morph into depression.

You have CFS if you are (a) tired all the time, (b) it is not alleviated no matter how much you sleep, and (c) it is not attributable to any other medical or psychological cause. So you’re tired and there’s no reason for it. Great.

There is a cognitive analytical construct for arriving at answers to mysteries, a way of proving or disproving a concept, that is referred to as Reductio ad Absurdum, where you figure out what something is by figuring out what it is not. In other words, you continue to eliminate, one by one, the reasons that can’t be true, and what is left you know must be the answer, no matter how absurd it is. Reduce a question or problem, even to the absurd, and you will have your answer. Reductio ad Absurdum.

When you use this concept to analyze CFS, you must eliminate first the question of sleep, because CFS is not improved no matter how much you sleep. You must eliminate any medical or mental problem as a reason, because that is part of the diagnosis. The only thing left then, which must be the answer no matter how absurd it may seem, is nutrition. And the one thing I hope you’re learning from reading my blogs is that nutrition is the answer to all illnesses. Even if your problem is hormonal, that too relates to diet in this instance, because B12 helps regulate your wake/sleep cycle, ensuring that you get enough sleep even as it gives you more energy.

Under this analysis, B12, along with other support vitamins, should help even those with CFS. 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Directly Before Bed Brand Strength
Vitamin B12 2 tabs 2 tabs 2 tabs Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
B Complex 100 (capsules only) 2 caps 2 caps Puritan’s Pride #10280 100 mg/mcg
Coenzyme Q10 (capsules only) 1 cap 1 cap Jarrow Formulas 30 mg
L-Phenylalanine 1 tab Puritan’s Pride #150 500 mg
Liquid Amino Complex 2 soft gels Puritan’s Pride #5505 NA
Iron (ferrous gluconate— women only) 1 tab Puritan’s Pride #1200 246 mg
Do not use time released or sustained release B12 products.B Complex can be hard to digest and is best taken with some food.Take your third and final dose of B12 right before you lay down to go to sleep. Do not take it before you are actually ready to close your eyes and sleep. B12 will not adversely affect your sleep if you take it this way, but you will be bright and ready to go when you awaken the next day. When your fatigue is no longer chronic you may stop the bedtime dose of B12. If the fatigue returns to chronic after this, add the bedtime dose back to your regimen.L-Phenylalanine is an amino acid which boosts energy. If it makes you edgy or manic, stop taking it. It’s not for everyone. The liquid aminos will also help relieve fatigue.Iron should be taken only by women who are menstrual age.

Notes

A small percentage of people find that B12 doesn’t energize them, but instead makes them sleepy, or just doesn’t work at all to relieve fatigue. This could be caused by not taking it along with B Complex to help it be properly assimilated. It may also indicate that your digestive system does not produce one of the gastric secretions necessary to absorb B12 when taken orally. If so, you can use the sublingual form which is dissolved under your tongue and absorbed directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the intestinal tract. You can also get B12 shots from your physician.

I have discouraged you from purchasing time released or sustained release B12 products. You need to get the sudden frontload of B12 into your system fast to achieve the effects I discuss here. Having B12 drip slowly into your system is the worst thing you can do regarding the use of B12. If you have a problem with B12 taken orally not working properly for you, follow the above note and take it sublingually.

 Avoid very large doses of sublingual B12. Get the 1000 or 2000 mcg strength only. You have to be careful to avoid causing a deficiency of other elements of the B Complex, which could happen with those ultra large strengths.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 19: Increasing Sexual Pleasure, where I tell you how a single supplement can enhance your experiences up to ten fold.  

PLEASE DONATE

Your support is greatly appreciated.

www.paypal.com 

Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make is tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders, but who cannot afford the annual cost. You may make your donations to lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com at www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Thank you.

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