Mad as a Hatter

Most of us have heard this expression, but few people are aware of its tragic source. The phrase originated in Britain where felt hat-makers used quicksilver (mercury nitrate) in making hats. The ingredient was a trade secret in the industry from the 1600s to the 1800s. Unfortunately, as a result of exposure to the toxic metal, a significant number of workers were afflicted with poor memory, inappropriate behavior, shyness, and a tremor that resulted in the labels mad hatter and hatter's...

If You Have a Stroke

In case of a stroke, it is vital that the brain has DHA for repair. Also needed are the phospholipids, such as phosphotidylcholine, phosphotidylserine and phosphotidylethanolamine. Several studies have shown that supplementing brain-injured animals and humans with these phospholipids improves recovery time and the degree of recovery. The dose will depend on response. Since phosphotidylcholine also is converted to the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, it can affect muscles as well as the brain....

Pesticides and Other Chemicals in Our World

As we have seen, major questions have not been answered about the toxic effects of aspartame and monosodium glutamate on the human brain, yet neither the government, nor the industries that use these chemicals, are doing anything to satisfy our right to know. We have witnessed the same blindness with fluoride, vaccinations, and other toxins forced on the public. It has been observed that of the over sixty-five thousand chemicals in the EPA's registry, the vast majority have not been tested...

Other Things to Remember

Until getting your amalgams removed, you should avoid chewing gum, tobacco, or pencil-ends. You should also avoid eating hot foods and drinking hot liquids. If you do consume hot foods or beverages, immediately afterwards either drink a very cold glass of water or eat frozen blueberries. The frozen blueberries not only will cool the amalgam but also will enhance your antioxidant defenses, especially in the brain. Cooling amalgam fillings has been shown to reduce the escape of mercury vapor...

Nutrition Aging and the Brain

The brain has one of the highest metabolic rates of any organ in the body. Like the heart, it is never completely at rest. Even in states of deep coma, the brain has a fairly high rate of metabolic function, which means it needs a constant supply of sufficient nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals all of which must be obtained from food. Unfortunately, too many people approach eating as nothing more than another form of instant gratification, rather than our body's way of getting the...

Endocrine Effects of MSG

The brain destruction of test animals first observed by Dr. Olney in 1969 was localized in a small group of cells in the hypothalamus called the arcuate nucleus, a tiny group of neurons that controls the release of the regulating factor for growth hormone, and may also be responsible for other pituitary hormones. Animals fed MSG not only produced less growth hormone, they also lacked the normal release pattern seen in all other mammals, including humans.250 Normally the pituitary gland secretes...

Fluoride and Genetic Damage

Closely connected to the cancer issue is the risk of genetic damage with low-dose fluoride exposure. In fact, twenty-two separate animal studies have already linked genetic damage to fluoride exposure. We know that DNA damage occurs constantly and that our survival is dependent on a system of healthily functioning DNA-repair enzymes whose job it is to fix injuries induced by a daily barrage of free radicals. We also know that impaired DNA repair mechanisms are associated with increased cancer...

Deplete DHA

Approximately a hundred million Americans were vaccinated with this contaminated live-polio virus vaccine between 1955 and 1963. Studies done by molecular pathologist Michael Carbone disclosed the presence of SV-40 viral genes and proteins in patients with bone cancers, lung cancers, and malignant brain tumors. This virus can remain in the body for a lifetime following vaccination. The only way we ever even learned about the contamination of the polio vaccine was through a lawsuit. During...

Fluoride Fractures and Fragile Bones

The second most frequently cited claim of fluoride's health benefits is that it strengthens bones. Many doctors have even suggested it as a treatment for osteoporosis. But carefully conducted studies have demonstrated conclusively that not only does it not strengthen the long bones, such as the femur and radius, it actually weakens them. To date we have over eight studies reported in peer-reviewed medical journals demonstrating increased hip fractures with fluoridation. Most studies have shown...

Other Precautions

Outside of vascular considerations, and to improve your overall health, do not use fluoride toothpaste, fluoride mouthwashes, or have fluoride treatments by your dentist. Also, if you have dental amalgams (silver fillings) or crowns with amalgam underneath, you should be tested for mercury, and undergo chelation therapy if necessary. Have amalgam fillings removed by a dentist trained in the approved removal methods (see appendix) and replaced with ceramic. Most of us are aware that exercise...

Is Mercury Absorbed From Dental Amalgam Fillings

This is the pivotal question and the one most often denied by the ADA. That mercury does indeed leak from dental amalgam was first discovered in 1926 by the German scientist, Dr. Alfred Stock.4 His findings were confirmed in 1979 by Dr. Gay and co-workers5, and again in 1981 by Dr. Carl Svare.6 Dr. Svare conducted experiments in volunteers among his dental students to see if the amalgams in their mouths released mercury. One student, growing hungry, left during the long wait to be tested and...

Program to Prevent Osteoporosis

The most important lifestyle modification you can make that will help to prevent or reduce osteoporosis is to change your diet. You should eat at least seven to ten servings of high-nutrient dense fruits and vegetables every day. As we have seen, the potassium and magnesium in plants protects the bones, and many high-density vegetables also contain a fair amount of calcium, which balances their high magnesium content. Minimize meat intake. If you are not a vegetarian, eat no more than six...

Treating Aluminum Toxicity

Like most metal toxicities, treatment demands careful attention to numerous factors, such as antioxidant supplementation, chelation, prevention of redistribution of aluminum from the blood to the brain during chelation, and the use of special nutrients to protect the brain during treatment. As with all toxic metal exposures, the most important step is to remove the metal from your world. This means you must check all food labels as well as other sources of exposure such as antiperspirants,...

Nacetyl Lcysteine NAC

Mercury causes a loss of glutathione, a vital antioxidant molecule caused by mercury binding to the sulfhydral chemical groups in the glutathione molecule. Remember, glutathione is lost in most neurodegenerative diseases long before clinical symptoms begin to appear. N-acetyl L-cysteine, commonly called NAC for short, can effectively chelate mercury. It is also a very effective and safe way to improve cellular glutathione levels. Unfortunately, recent evidence indicates that NAC may actually...

The Network

Neutralizing destructive free radicals is so important that God designed a unique and somewhat complicated system to protect us. This antioxidant network involves at least three tiers of protective molecules (1) the vitamin, mineral and flavonoid network, (2) the antioxidant enzymes, and (3) special antioxidant molecules. 1) Vitamins, Minerals and Flavonoids From extensive television advertising, most of us are familiar with vitamin antioxidants such as vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and...

Thinning the Blood to Prevent a Stroke

Types Dialysis Table

Many doctors place their high-risk patients on anticoagulants. Various anti-clotting drugs are used, such as Plavix or Persantine. Unfortunately, these drugs also have some major complications including aplastic anemia, extreme fatigue, and even leukemia. Aspirin is safer than these prescription drugs, but it is associated with gastrointestinal hemorrhages, ulcer activation, and kidney damage. Of greater concern is the risk of hemorrhagic strokes in persons who take aspirin regularly. One of...

Cancer of the Bone

That fluoride is linked to bone cancers has been known for a long time. But, like so much of this unwelcome information, it has been kept from the public. In fact, Proctor amp Gamble Company's scientists found a link between fluoride ingestion and cancer formation in bone at a time when they were adding fluoride to Crest toothpaste. This information was not voluntarily released but required the good old Freedom of Information Act to pry it loose. According to Dr. Yiamouyiannis, other studies by...

What Is Fluoride

A fluoride is a compound composed of the highly reactive element fluorine plus another element or elements . For example, when fluorine combines with hydrogen the compound, hydrogen fluoride, is formed. Fluorine also combines readily with elemental metals, such as calcium and sodium, and the new compound then exhibits metallic properties it is these compounds and their potential to accumulate in human tissues with which we will be most concerned. The halogen fluorine is a yellowish, poisonous,...

Strengthening the Heart Muscle

Most patient studies used at least 100 mg of the extract. For those with congestive heart failure, the dose begins at 300 mg a day and goes up to 600 mg a day in three divided doses, that is take 200 mg three times a day. CoQIO is a fat-soluble substance and will require that you either take it with a meal containing fats extra virgin olive oil or take it with your DHA supplement. Cholesterol-lowering drugs all deplete CoQIO. This is because the enzyme that generates cholesterol, HMG CoA...

Binds to cell membranes

Demethylation to form inorganic mercury. We have also seen that inorganic mercury can be more toxic to the brain than the organic form methylmercury . The concentration necessary to produce abnormal development of the brain has not yet been accurately determined nevertheless, we know from the Iraq incident that mercury levels as low as 10 ppm can adversely affect neural development. The problem with trying to determine toxicity levels during development is a problem of measurement and of time....

Connection to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

In ALS the motor neuron cells in the spinal cord and motor neuron cells of the brain stem are primarily affected. The mystery has always been why these cells are singled out in this disease and why the disease suddenly appears later in life after so many years of normal function. The answer may be an environmental toxin, or even a combination of toxins. Several studies have shown, for instance, that mercury is selectively taken up by motor neurons in the spinal cord. In one study, Wister rats...

Monosodium Glutamate

Those of you who have not read my previous book probably have never even heard the word excitotoxin, so I will provide a brief overview of the substance. Monosodium glutamate is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, a form of glutamate, the under normal circumstances carefully regulated neurotransmitter I have already discussed. Glutamic acid is an amino acid that occurs naturally in many foods. In nature, it is bound by peptide linkages, which are broken down slowly during the digestive process,...

Special Coverage for High Risk Individuals

Keep refrigerated. CoQIO 100 mg Take one twice to three times a day. Take with DHA. N-acetyl L-cysteine NAC 500 mg-750 mg Take one two to three times a day with meals. Take one three times a day with meals. Take two capsules twice a day. Keep refrigerated. Take one twice a day. Mix with one tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or Omega-3 oil. Quercetin 250 mg Dissolve in oil or take a water-soluble form, twice a day 25-50 mg a day under medical supervision only....

Aluminum ALS Parkinsons Disease and Alzheimers Dementia

One of the most-discussed environmental connections to disease is the relationship between aluminum exposure and Alzheimer's disease. In truth, the connection applies to most neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's and ALS. While no absolute proof of causation currently exists, there is a lot of compelling circumstantial evidence, as well as laboratory evidence, for such a connection. The epidemiological evidence comes from studies that looked at drinking water levels of aluminum and...

How Does Mercury Harm

Mercury harms biological systems in many ways. Like its cousins, cadmium and lead, mercury greatly increases free-radical production within the cell and lipid peroxidation in the cell membrane. In fact, much of the damage done by mercury results from free-radical injury, which involves all of a cell's components. Once absorbed, mercury is distributed to all parts of a cell with a set distribution 48 percent resides in the mitochondria, 38 percent in the nucleus, 8 percent in the cytoplasm, and...

Juvenile Diabetes and MSG Intake

One of the most devastating things that can happen to a child is to develop diabetes early in life. These children are insulin-dependent, and often spend much of their lives in an emergency room or hospital bed. Numerous complications are associated with juvenile diabetes, including frequent infections, early onset atherosclerosis, hypertension, brain atrophy, and early onset heart attack. It is known that these children are genetically susceptible, but that the disease develops only when an...

The Role of Exercise in Protecting Your Skeleton

The skeleton undergoes a lifelong process of constant restructuring, a process determined mainly by stress forces at the attachment points of ligaments and tendons. When increased force is applied to a stress point, the bone responds by depositing more calcium-containing matrix at that site. Otherwise, the bone might snap. This principle may explain why heavier women are less likely to suffer from osteoporosis than skinny women heavier women's bones are always under stress. Because of the...

Can Mercury Enter Breast Milk

This question should be of paramount importance to those readers contemplating parenthood or for those who already have a baby on the way. One study, in which mercury levels were examined in Swedish women on a diet high in seafood known to have a high mercury content, found that breast milk mercury levels were 20-30 percent higher than the mother's blood mercury levels.50 A second part of the study found that inorganic mercury from dental fillings existed in the milk in concentrations 40-80...

Relative Sources of Mercury Exposure

Gious of its time, had no restrictions for use by pregnant women before their sixth month of pregnancy. The use of mercurial medications to treat syphilis became so common throughout the industrialized world that millions of people already tormented by the debilitating effects of syphilis were also forced to endure acute mercury poisoning. It is interesting to note that one of the most common diagnoses for admission to mental hospitals during this period was neurosyphilis called general paresis...

So What Can I Do

Step One Stop Ingesting Excitotoxins Obviously, the first step is to stop consuming foods containing excitotoxic additives, which basically means you have to stop eating all processed foods canned, bagged, boxed and foods prepared in restaurants. Our obsession with taste has become so consuming that no one in the food processing or restaurant business wants to lose out by not adding these substances to our food. As a society, we have become so used to the overwhelming, artificial tastes of our...

The ADA Struggles to Cover Up Fluoride Dangers

The passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974 presented a terrible dilemma for the ADA. The EPA set the maximum allowable concentration of fluoride at 1.4 ppm for warmer climates and 2.4 ppm for cooler climates. The reason for this disparity is related to the issue of total body accumulations of toxic substances in body tissues, which as I showed with mercury remain in the body for a very long time after exposure. With fluoride, the concern is with potentially dangerous accumulations in...

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

When a blood vessel feeding the brain is closed off, the cells fed by that artery begin to lower their metabolism. On the border zone between the territory of the blocked artery and the normal brain, changes begin to take place. Here the brain cells have not been denied blood, but their supply is less than optimal. In response, these neurons and astrocytes begin to release glutamate. As you will recall, glutamate is a powerful brain toxin when released in higher concentrations than the brain...

How Does the Body Protect Itself Against These Nasty Free Radicals

In His divine wisdom, God equipped our bodies with a very efficient system to protect us against destructive free radicals. This system, or network, is composed of many parts that work more efficiently together than alone. In fact, most antioxidants when used alone can actually become free radicals themselves. First, let us see how antioxidants work to neutralize these damaging particles. Chemically, a free radical is a particle possessing an unpaired electron in its outer orbital. To the...

Program for Vascular Health Fruits and Vegetables

Numerous studies have shown that people whose diets consist of the greatest quantity of fruits and vegetables have the lowest incidence of heart attacks and strokes. In fact, many earlier studies reporting significant benefits from high intakes of vitamin C or beta-carotene concentrated on people who maintained diets high in a variety of fruits and vegetables. Researchers just assumed that because fruits and vegetables were high in beta-carotene or vitamin C, these particular vitamins were...

Methods of Lowering Homocysteine

Smoking dramatically increases homocysteine levels as well as increasing free-radical generation in all organs of the body. It also lowers vitamin C levels dramatically. Do not consume foods or drinks that contain caffeine. Caffeine not only increases homocysteine levels, it also increases the irritability of the heart. Take twice a day. This enzyme cofactor plays a major role in converting homocysteine to methionine. Elevated homocysteine levels are also associated with...

Vitamin B Pyridoxine Toxicity

Over a decade ago, reports began to surface concerning a neuritis following the use of vitamin B lt , in very large doses. The dose used in the report was massive 2,000 mg Most of the affected people recovered once they stopped taking the vitamin, but a few did experience persistent neurological deficits. Doses below 500 mg a day rarely cause nerve problems and, except in very special instances, there are very few indications for such a huge dose. For example, doses up to 500 mg a day, when...

The ADA Fights Back the Grand White Paper on Fluoridation

Yiamouyiannis was appointed director of the National Health Federation, where he continued his battle against fluoridation. In 1978 his pivotal testimony before a Pennsylvania court convinced the presiding judge to ban fluoridation of all public water supplies in the region. Terrified their pet project was in jeopardy, the ADA hurriedly put together a White Paper on Fluoridation, which set the tone for future dealings with its enemies. Opponents of fluoridation...

How the Brain Protects Itself Against Excitotoxicity

Glutamate only causes toxicity when it is found floating free outside a neuron, and the brain possesses several safety measures to protect itself. One is based on quickly removing glutamate once it is secreted from a synaptic terminal, whisking it away to be stored safely in a nearby cell called an astrocyte. The whisking away process is carried out by special carrier proteins, which can be thought of as escorts.213 A second safety measure is to protect the brain from glutamate floating free in...

How the ADA Is Covering Up a Medical Disaster

Dentists began using mercury amalgams to fill cavities over 150 years ago. Amalgams are, in fact, mixtures of various substances used to fill cavities, and include 45-52 percent mercury, 30 percent silver, and small amounts of zinc, tin, and copper. Mercury amalgams began to be used because they were so much cheaper than gold and true silver fillings. Use of amalgams eventually became so widespread that the American Society of Dental Surgeons, the first dental society in the United States,...

Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Vinpocetine is an indole alkaloid derived from the periwinkle plant. It has been shown to increase blood supply, oxygen utilization, and energy production in the brain. It also increases serotonin levels in the brain decreased serotonin also plays a role in depression and violence . The recommended dose is two 5 mg tablets three times a day 30 mg total for one month and then switch to one tablet three times a day 15 mg total . On rare occasions, people have experienced a brief drop in blood...

Other Effects of Fluoride

Because of its ability to poison enzymes and react with many biological components, fluoride can cause mischief in many parts of the body. Another important property of fluoride is its intense affinity for hydrogen. Hydrogen bonds are found throughout the biological system, but normally have considerably less binding strength than we see with fluoride. The reason this is important is that healthy biological molecules depend on a particular shape or conformation to work properly. Even minor...

Does Fluoridation of Drinking Water Actually Reduce Cavities

This, obviously, is the most important question, since it is the sole justification for adding fluoride to the public water system. According to conventional academic wisdom, the basis for fluoridating water to prevent cavities hinges on a study conducted in 1933-1934 by the United States Health Service, led by Dr. H. Trendley Dean, in which communities with naturally fluoridated water were compared to communities having low levels of fluoride in their water. Bauxite, Arkansas, was chosen as...

Protecting the Pump Heart Failure

Normally it beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping over 2,000 gallons of blood over tens of thousands of miles of blood vessels throughout the body. This is equal to going around the world twice. When large volumes of heart muscle are damaged by a heart attack, or even a series of smaller heart attacks, the ability of the heart to pump blood is impaired. The heart as a pump may fail for other reasons as well, such as is seen in viral infections of the heart...

Excitotoxins

When the body is severely deficient in antioxidants, white blood cells can no longer protect themselves from their own free radicals and, as a result, die in large numbers. This results in an impaired immune system, leading to a worsening of the infection. Most of us think of stress in terms of psychological stress being overworked or worried about bills and our future. In fact, stress is defined as anything that upsets our normal state of well-being, and can include extreme physical...

Excitotoxicity and Illegal Drugs

Recent studies indicate that many of the damaging effects produced by illegal drugs is caused by excitotoxicity within specific brain circuits. Most teenagers and adults using these drugs think that the only harmful effect is the risk of being punished by the law. Unfortunately, it's more serious than that. For example, cocaine and methamphetamine stimulate the release of excess glutamate in the same part of the brain responsible for Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. Both drugs are also...

Mercury and Alzheimers Disease

Autopsy studies of Alzheimer's patients have consistently demonstrated elevated mercury levels in the affected areas of the brain.85 Likewise, there is a direct correlation between brain levels of mercury and the number of amalgam fillings.86 To better understand the relationship between mercury toxicity and degenerative diseases of the brain, it is necessary to examine the cellular events that occur with these disorders and relate them to the mechanism of toxicity of mercury. Hippocrates...

Minerals Supplements and Immunity

Several studies have shown that supplementation with vitamins and minerals in combination can correct age-related immune suppression.524 For example, one double-blind, placebo-controlled study using eighty-one elderly hospitalized people over sixty-five years old found that in those given a supplement mixture containing zinc, selenium, vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene showed a significant improvement in antioxidant defense, including antioxidant enzymes, as well as a significant reduction in...

Pesticides and Herbicides

The most commonly used pesticides are organophosphates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and carbamates, and include products like Malathion, Diazinon, Sevin, and DDT. All of these pesticides employ a neurotoxic mechanism to kill insects. Furthermore, most pesticides and herbicides are easily absorbed through the skin and lungs. This is why you see warnings on the label to wash all spills off your skin with copious amounts of soap and water IMMEDIATELY The EPA estimates that sixty-nine million...

Do All Degenerative Diseases Have A Common Cause

Most of us are certain that we cannot change what has happened in the past, and many nutritionists in the past would tell their patients that all that they could do was to change their diets and hope for the best. When I lecture on the subject of nutrition I am always asked, usually by someone in their seventies is it too late for me to start these nutritional changes This is a good question and one that has intrigued many nutritional scientists. My response is unequivocal it is never too late....