Pocket Medicine (3)
The role of signs – which can be easily and unequivocally interpreted – is gradually increasing as well as the active participative adhesion of the patient to the medical act. In the following I will present some signs, signals, tests which without offering an absolute certitude can help clarify the type of problems you may have, what kind of solution may be recommended, the only thing remaining being to creatively adapt this general information to your specific data. A couple of words about “ certitude ”. In the contemporary knowledge, including the medical one, the certitude as a cognitive value has already been discarded (at least at expert level ): in contrast with the traditional science today we are working with definite probabilities and we work more efficient. A first consequence of this change is that nobody can further pretend that they hold the absolute truth in a certain problem, the final purpose being coming to superior approximations, and this performance depends on premises as much as circumstances. Look at a few pertinent references within our discussion about signs / tests: some doctors a bit too traditional have greatly amused themselves ( like I was talking about… constipation on the right side ) when they heard that the pair organs such as kidneys, etc. or limbs for instance, differently react to the same physiological inputs (“ has the leg a conscience so it can choose? ”), their premise being that by circulation everything is equalized, homogenized. False premise because it omits the essential fact that not only the circulation matters but even the neurological discriminatory articulation; for instance : inflammation of the right eye means copper defciency , while the left one means chromium deficiency ).
After about 30 years of activity as a specialist in medical sciences, Dr. Ronald ROTH (see Accu-cell on the internet), cautions that the excess as much as deficiencies are generally asymmetrically distributed and that during treatments we have to take in consideration this natural fact. Another aspect: some medical researchers assert that Americans are copper, calcium and magnesium deficient; others support the opposite: 9 out of 10 Americans have copper, calcium and magnesium in excess. How can we explain this paradox? Simply: while some are referring to the intracellular toxic deposits (named by me “ intrinsic loses ” to distinguish them from other usual loses such as through urine) others are limiting themselves to consider only the active, functional concentration. Not only that both groups are right, but their partial truths are intimately connected: the intracellular copper excess generates and maintains the functional copper deficiency. A third freeze frame deals with the most debated coffee status (is coffee healthy or not? ), issue also recently approached by me , on this blog, from an ingrate position which has provoked the opposition of the slow-oxidizers armies = great caffeine lovers, since they are lacking sufficient metabolic energy are determined to opt for the degenerative solution named “ stimulation ”: if we select 10 articles from specialized (physiology, nutrition) journals and 7 of them assert that a moderate consumption of 3 cups per day is healthy while the 3 others support the opposite thesis of completely eliminating coffee from the daily diet, should we conclude that the truth belongs to the 7 group? I will ask you: are we going to pass a vote on the truth just because we are slaves to an aroma?
From the study of complex systems it is known (due to a Danish researcher) that they have the property so-called “ criticality ” ( see the diagram above ) : an unstable system may need at some point t0 ,unpredictable just like cardiac arrhythmia / dysrhythmia, only a very little impulse to start a true avalanche process ( “ catastrophe ” in Rene THOM’s terms). Because the continuous, intensive stress, the organism of the Western people always has an cortisol excess, the caffeine which stimulates the production of cortisol can contribute anytime at reaching the criticality state, moment announced by arrhythmia and / or angina. This is why more and more medics – such in the case of Dr. N. PERRICONE quoted below – contest the inoffensive character of the coffee, recommending some radical solutions: “ It is critical that coffee is completely eliminated from our diet: coffee rises levels of cortisol and insulin that accelerate aging and store body fat ”. I am a little less radical, for myself being a coffee drinker but not in…moderate quantities, even daring to recommend it to others: drink coffee with your beloved ones to celebrate, etc. but concomitantly make real efforts to understand and resolve the stress source / sources from your personal life which in long term endanger your health / life. If you understood the criticality concept you can no longer discuss coffee “ in itself ”, ignoring the stress / cortisol / intracellular copper, which are already very high in our society.
SIGNS AND SIGNALS
- Estrogen dominance at men:
The development of breasts up to…feminine size means testosterone and progesterone deficiencies. To note that the ratios estrogen / testosterone and estrogen / progesterone are more important than the absolute values. The above mentioned dominance can be corrected through right nutrition and supplements.
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus):
Right Ear: chlorhydric anion (Cl -), sodium (Na +) in excess (typical for fast oxidizers). Reduce the salt intake. Drink flat water.
Left Ear: fluorhydric anion (F -) in excess; comes from chemically treated water, wines (from grapes generously sprayed with cryolite) or from green tea (rich in F-). Reduce consumptions.
- Intense craving for watermelon:
Manganese (Mn) in excess ( dangerous, do not overlook !). The organism cautions through its physiological code to normalize the high levels of Mn using the watermelon rich in potassium (K) and magnesium (Mg), both minerals being antagonists of Mn:
K → Mn ↓ and Mg → Mn ↓
- Osteoporosis at…youngsters ( athletes, etc.)
Taking excessive amounts of vitamin C, thinking that it is unconditionally healthy (debatable recommendation of L. Pauling ) supported by many experts without an accurate reference to the individual diversified situations is deeply unbalancing because way before the adrenals normalization (the most sought target / goal ) the serum calcium is critically diminished therefore activating the PTH (para thyroid hormone) secretion with metabolic complications such as osteoporosis, arthritis. Caution: arthritis pains are a sure sign that you have osteopenia or osteoporosis. The synergetic solutions are much more advisable than any mega-, mono-component solutions.
- Magnesium deficiency and correlatively the underactive adrenals:
If you have an irrepressible craving for chocolate (or similar products ) you can conclude that your adrenals are low as well as the intracellular levels of magnesium. Try to activate your adrenals without delay but not with…chocolate!
Most (uninformed ) people systematically consume commercial vegetable oils rich in omega-6. The fats omega-6 should not be eliminated but rather compensated with omega-3 ( fish oil ), omega-9 ( olive oil ). Unfortunately this is not currently happening making the omega-3 deficiency very common, therefore creating ample metabolic dysregulations. Look at the main signs of omega-3 deficiency: hypertension; high cholesterol; poor circulation; dry skin; joint complications (pain, stiffness), etc.
SOME QUICK, MINUTE TESTS:
Acidosis Test (blood oxygenation levels):
Acidosis entails the alkalizing buffer systems deficiency which maintains the blood pH at an optimal level (7.36) allowing a proper oxygenation of tissues. People with optimal pH can inhale a normal air quantity and hold it in for 60-80 seconds without excessive efforts. Try: profoundly inhale, hold it in and measure your normal duration without exhaling the used air; the ones with problems only last 20-30 seconds. To remedy the excessive acidity the following is recommended:
– Alkalized water ( using sodium or potassium bicarbonate; do not exaggerate! )
– Calcium lactate or citrate
– Fresh carrot juice (my very own preference), I recommend it to others since the juice contains the best alkalizing factors: K (potassium), Na (sodium), Ca (calcium), Mg (magnesium).
Your Metabolic Type:
If you do not already know your metabolic type, a first (and reliable enough) method is the following: open the windows and inhale the fresh air (3 deep breaths a couple of seconds apart). The result: the fast-oxidizers (a minority: about 5%) will feel relaxed even strengthened; if you are a slow oxidizer (about 85%-90% in the Western world) you will feel dizzy due to the intracellular sodium reduction which was already low even before the test.
How Is Your Circulation?
Make fists with both of your hands for 1-2 seconds. Completely open your palms and look: if the dominant color is white you have a good reverse circulation and if in about 3 seconds the color returns to normal (pink) then even the direct circulation is okay.
Attention, Caroline WOZNIACKI!
About the hidden causes of frequent injuries of first class athletes
Caroline – a very talented tennis player from the new, post-Sharapova generation (and not only Caroline but even: Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and many others) have real, difficult problems with joint laxity, especially ligaments (bone-to-bone articulation) and tendons. The main cause is the manganese (Mn↓) deficiency arriving in several ways, the main of them being uncompensated stress: Stress → Coopper excess (Cu↑) → Mn↓
Another way is the excess consumption of citrus fruits, in this case the deficiency reactions are both due to potassium and vitamin C:
K↑ → Mn↓ and Vitamin C↑ → Mn↓
Also be cautious of excessive banana consumption because they are very rich in potassium ( 450 part K / 1 part Na ! ).
Every time you see athletes with braces / elastic bands, etc. you can suppose that in the covered area there is a Manganese deficiency, eventually chronic. The efficient solution ( preventive or curative ) of the problem can not be accomplished just by anyone and definitely not a surgeon ( since Manganese deficiency is not a localized but rather a systemic one, the knee dislocation being just the most frequent situation); even an intake – expert is not the proper agent because he/ she is limited to decisions of the type: take this, take that. The best intake experts know their limits and do not go beyond them knowing well that Manganese excess (which they can mistakenly cause) is even more dangerous than Mn deficiency. My personal preference is a metabolic expert who acts proactively seeking first of all prevention and secondly the cure followed by prevention. Why proactive, why metabolic expert? Because during periods of uncompensated stress, or unprofessionally compensated (when the excess of Copper is still present / active) the complete healing of the cartilage is impossible and its repairing – suboptimal (slow, partial, temporary). This kind of situation can permanently take away a first class athlete from the performance track ( this is actually happening a lot more often than currently believed ). The authentic experts have to know in detail which is the most efficient procedure to diminish / control the intracellular Copper level. How many do know? The correct ( and sad ) answer is suggested by the increasing number of braces as well as the more and more frequent surgery involvement to solve mechanically problems of…mineral metabolism.
The next episode of Pocket Medicine will have as a central theme:
“ TIMING: Who establishes the rules of the game? Attention, Olivia Newton-John! ”