The Importance of Bio-Energized Water

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                              Guided-Wellness Modules

THE IMPORTANCE OF BIO-ENERGIZED WATER

“BIO-ENERGETIC WATER is LIVING WATER”                             Dr. Oleg Yasko

As I was attending one of the A4M fellowship modules, I ran across a Naturopathic doctor named Oleg Yasko, who was at a booth selling some kind of “living water”.  I watched him drop a few drops  into a glass filled with tap water and he asked me if I wanted to try it. Sure, I thought, why not? It’s doubtful this could hurt anything, so I obliged, thanked him and went to my class. During the seminar the speaker said he was going to talk about electroceuticals and earthing. These are two very interesting topics that were new to me at the time. The subject of bio-energized water came up during the morning break when the speaker mentioned a video produced by Russian researchers investigating the properties of water.

The Russians, he said, started a scientific investigation into the properties of water after noticing their Cosmonauts, on a recent space flight, had aged dramatically after a 3 -month voyage into space. They suspected dehydration. The researcher’s produced an amazing 1 hour and 20- minute video entitled: “WATER, THE MOVIE”. The goal was to focus on water from many different angles.

Researchers from many different countries around the world were consulted, contributing their expertise to the project.  After returning to his booth and talking to Dr. Yasko, he handed me the video on water and said, “this is my only copy and I would like you to have it.” I had NO IDEA what I had in my hand.  As I began to watch the movie, my jaw dropped. The facts and statistics on water, I had never before known, nor had I understood. What the researchers had discovered was dramatic and surprising, to say the least. I began to realize that if you want to make a dramatic change in your health, you must start by addressing the quality of the water you drink.

The physical properties of water defy scientific explanation and logic. The most common element on earth, water, is more than a physical substance. It has unusual physical and chemical properties. It is soft but it wears down harder substances. Structured living water is essential to life!.  

Yes Virginia, IT IS THAT IMPORTANT! Why, you ask? Because we are all 70-80% water! The brain bioplasm is 85% water! SO, to get the biggest bang for your buck, health-wise, CHANGE YOUR WATER!  Start now, start today.

The properties of water listed below, support ALL living matter. Water is the very first thing that scientists look for when looking for life on distant planets. Why? Simply this, no water, no life, period. Below is a bullet-point synopsis of the miraculous properties of water based on the scientific research from the Russian movie’s extensive analysis of water, that Dr. Oleg gave to me.

So how much do we know about water? Take a look. Coincidence is neither scientific or religious.

  • Water exists in 3 states: Gas, Liquid and Solid.  No physicist can explain this.
  • Water is a concept connected to life, as referred to in the Scriptures.
  • Water expands when it gets colder.  All other substances react in the opposite fashion.
  • Water has the highest surface tension of all liquids.
  • It’s the most powerful solvent on earth
  • Less than 1% of the world’s total water supply is fresh water
  • Water creates the complex features of the sky patterns and the weather
  • Creates the architecture of the sky through the refraction of water
  • The Bioplasm of the brain is 85% water
  • Water betrays gravity by rising against gravity in the trunks of trees.
  • At germination, water has 400 atmospheres of pressure thus causing a seedling to be able to      break through asphalt.  It’s specific gravity increases causing the water to rise against gravity.  This is how water can rise up through the trunks of trees.
  • Seeds grown in structured water were shown to have 6 times more photon energy than when grown in ordinary water. This can be measured by Kirlian Photography.
  • Water has memory. It imprints the energetic pattern of whatever is in the H2O or next to       the H2O, such as the plastic in a water bottle.( This is the “essence”of HOMEOPATHY)
  • Water can record and store information in its cluster configuration.
  • The molecular structure of water is like the alphabet, it has a molecularly coded structure.
  • It remembers what happens in the space around it
  • The structure of water is defined by how the molecules are organized.
  • The structure of water is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than the chemical composition of water. The composition is always H2O, but it is the molecular arrangement of the H2O into groups called clusters, that work as memory panels, that give H2O its unique properties. The cluster structures are responsible for recording the water’s surroundings
  • The STRUCTURE is configured by the arrangement of the water molecules
  • In other words, it is how the molecules are lumped together into specific patterns called clusters
  • Water has a cluster sequence (molecules joined together in groups) which contain:
  • MEMORY CELLS and within each one of the memory cells, there are:
  • 440,000 information panels in 1 molecule of water, each panel responsible for recording its own surrounding and environment, like a computer memory
  • Water molecules are formed into groups called CLUSTERS
  • These clusters form into memory panels
  • Each one of the water clusters is like a magnetic tape recorder
  • Homeopathic silver, one atom of Ag, per 100 million atoms of water can imprint it’s magnetic charge on the water. This is like recording on magnetic tape. The water remains water, but the structure changes. This is a VERY POWERFUL ANTIBIOTIC FORMULA and it is USED BY the PRESIDENT and the MILITARY!
  • Silver water is healing water
  • It’s the structure not the composition, water is always H2O but it’s structure can be altered
  • Water’s density increases below freezing, causing it to expand. Above freezing its density decreases causing it to contract, No scientist can explain this!

Inside each one of your cells there is a symphony going on. What do I mean? Every one of your cells vibrates at a certain frequency. Energy is vibrational and exhibits a vibrational wave pattern and frequency! Surprisingly, the vibration of each cell is slightly different from the other cells in your body. Vibration causes sound, some we can hear some we cannot. The vibrations that we can hear are generated by frequencies between 15 Hertz, on the low end, and 20,000 Hertz. All vibrations emit sounds, but we only hear the audible sounds, in this range. Vibration then, is energy moving THROUGH matter. As waves of energy move through particles of matter, it disturbs them causing the particles to move like floating balls on water. These particles float up and down with a wave-like pattern. This is why music is so healing. Music is vibrational energy. Masaru Emoto has studied this phenomenon extensively. He suggests that the origin of any disease is A DISTURBANCE OF THE FREQUENCY WITHIN EACH CELL. Therefore, he says, the more harmonious the cellular symphony (vibrational frequency) within each cell, the healthier our mind and body should be! Conversely, as DISCORDANT FREQUENCIES increase, disease becomes manifest This is why MUSIC IS A UNIVERSAL HEALER! The stresses of life distort the vibrations of the cells in our body. MUSICAL VIBRATIONS can cancel the harmonic distortions and return them to normal.

  • In Scripture, WATER equals LIFE.
  • Life starts in water, amniotic fluid is where life begins, it’s a H2O sac
  • The second verse in Genesis 1 mentions water
  • H2O has a photographic memory, and can be imprinted with very subtle energies, even at great distances .So, can remote communication take place between humans with a similar water structure
  • Water responds to Human emotion, in fact,
  • Speaking to water changes its structure.
  • Humans respond to negative things much more acutely
  • Human emotions, positive or negative, have the strongest effect on Water!
  • LIQUIDS IN THE BODY, even at great distances, cause a certain liquid information transmission function, LITF. There is no explanation for this
  • Human influence and emotion can be recorded in the water and this changes the structural pattern.
  • Negative emotion gives H2O a negative charge, this is the equivalent to fros
  • In fact, we can pollute water spiritually, with toxic talk, OR:
  • We can bless water through Human speech.
  • This is how Jesus turned water into wine!!! He changed the informational structural pattern.
  • Aggressive emotions decrease the energy of water
  • This directly affects the growth of children, so, affirm them in a positive way, even while still in the womb
  • Structured water makes plants ripen faster
  • H2O brings to life a pre-existing conception
  • The flow of water through pipes with sharp twists and turns changes its structure.
  • It remembers the chemicals and the violence it was exposed to and it records them
  • Every living thing is a container of water
  • There is no DNA or protein structure without water
  • Water adopts all of the toxin’s, pollution and stress it encounters.
  • Water remembers toxic pollutants and records them in its structure
  • Water adopts stress and is structurally dead as it enters are bodies 
  • Structured water can change animal behavior
  • Animals ALWAYS pre-select Bio-energetic water
  • Another unique feature of water is that water can burn
  • In fact, for combustion to occur, some water must be present
  • When water is subjected to even very weak magnetic fields, it has been shown to cause phenotypic changes to fish populations, causing the fish to behave with a collective mind.

All of the fish developed spots in the same places on their bodies, all at the same time.

  • In 1956, at a secret military meeting in Southeast Asia, all participants fell ill. The official cause: poisoning by “ordinary water”. 20 years later it was proposed that water had imprinted something poisonous due to its structure.
  • In the winter of 1881, the sailing ship, LARA, set out from Liverpool and was headed for San   Francisco. Three days into the voyage a fire broke out in the engine room and severely  damaged the sailing vessel. The captain and crew had no potable drinking water for three weeks and by most accounts, should have perished. According to the journal of Capt. Neil Cary, the men looked overboard for days, staring at the salt water, imagining it to be fresh water instead. When the captain finally decided to scoop up the salt water and taste it, the water was fresh. All of the men survived the ordeal.
  • In 1932, heavy or radioactive H2O, was discovered by Albert Owre. (Duterium H2O) was the source of the Atomic bomb.  This water caused pathological changes in living systems. The bioplasm is disrupted after nuclear fall-out, even miles past the blast site.
  • The brain bioplasm is 85% water and can be severely disrupted after radiation exposure.
  • This causes DNA and m-RNA protein disruption and genetic damage
  • Water has the capability to regenerate itself. This happens during the evaporation process through vaporization and phase transition, when it vaporizes then condenses and falls as rain or when it freezes and then melts, this is when it shakes off the accumulated informational pollution or grime
  • Nowhere in the world is water the same. Each source or area of water has a distinct source of origin, characteristic of a certain set of biological and energetic imprints.
  • In each place on earth water assimilates the vibrations of the soil and imprints information about its specific biological and energetic patterns.
  • These characteristics are unique for each place on earth and ties each person to the place in which he or she was born! Our internal connection is maintained throughout life.
  • Thus, we are physically connected to our place of birth by an imprint of water in our bodies that is identical to that water in the part of the world in which we were born.
  • In 1632, an orphan named Gentz, set off from Germany on his way to Southern Italy. Never having known his parents nor his place of origin he came across a heavily wooded area that looked vaguely familiar to him. He discovered a natural spring of water from which He began to drink. Many years later he began to tell His grandchildren of a spring from which he drank that caused him to remember his parents and the place in which he had been born.
  • In 2005, pure, pristine water was taken from a remote part of Venezuela and subjected to the energetics of Kirlian photography. This water was 40,000 times more energetically active than ordinary water. This was based on the Kirlian effect.
  • THE KIRLIAN EFFECT: all things subjected to the Kirlian effect. Everything that enters an electro-magnetic field, emits light, the greater the light emission the greater the energy in the substance. This is the Kirlian effect.
  • Water was exposed to Mozart, Bach and Slayer. The crystalline structure was radically altered by the resonance of the music.
  • What about the gravitational pull of the Moon and its effect on the tides.      Dr.S Sinatra
  • Structured water has a higher amplitude and a higher resonance or a greater electrical charge,                                                  Dr. Oleg Yasko
  • People who are BOTH taking structured water will begin to resonate at the same frequency and will actually get along better
  • The vibrational frequency in the molecules of  water is the same everywhere, BUT, the amplitude is much higher than that found in water anywhere, including water found inside the body                                                Dr. Oleg Yasko
  • Thus, you are increasing the ZETA SPIN POTENTIAL, thereby decreasing agglutination
  • RBC’s are greatly affected by the higher amplitude because structured water causes a decrease in agglutination and an increase in the electrical charge. This allows RBC’s to carry more O2. When RBC’s lose their electrical charge they clump together into a formation called a Ruleau. They lose their electrical charge and form a SIMPLAST. A simplast is a formation of clumped RBC’s which is associated with Arthritis, Heart and Lung disease.
  •  With structured water the pH of the blood then changes from a lower pH anerobic state, to a higher pH, aerobic environment which can carry more Oxygen
  • Eastern Medicine is based on the resonance and frequency and vibration’s of the body’s Water content. The PULSE indicates if the resonance is correct. The pulse may be strong, weak, cold or hot on the basis of this. So they conduct energy scans to determine the proper resonance. The treatment is then to correct the bad water inside.
  • WATER DURING SOLAR ECLIPSES affected water in tissue cultures even weeks before the event
  • GET THIS ONE:
  • All major Religions pray over H2O. The vibrational frequency of the prayer’s in all religions, in any language, is 8 Herz. This corresponds to the vibrational oscillations of the Earth’s Magnetic field, which is also 8 Herz.
  • Thus, prayer creates a harmonic structure in the water that is synchronized with the Earth’s magnetic oscillation’s.
  • When water has been prayed over and has been cryogenically flash frozen, the water exhibits a beautiful 6-sided, star shaped, crystalline structure.
  • Holy Water acts like homeopathic water, it revives!
  • Jesus represented an informational influence on the water through his spirituality. It is quite reasonable to think that dealing with water in this way could cause it to become quite firm, thus changing the surface tension, increasing it. JESUS was speaking to the waters informational panels and changing their structure.
  • This whole process seems to happen through the structure of the clusters of the water molecules. THE TAKE HOME MESSAGE HERE IS TO:
  • Do no hang out with hostile, negative people.
  • Think positively, it affects 70% of your being and 85% of your brain’s bioplasm, Never eat or pray while angry
  • Negative thoughts pollute your water.
  • Drink structured water each day and make sure it is also alkalinized.
  • There is UNDISPUTEABLE EVIDENCE that prayer allows people to get better
  • We are inseparably bound together by huge streams of information and water is the key player in how that information is exchanged, in fact, it is the medium through which all nature is governed.
  • PRAYER is PURIFICATION and BAPTISM is NEW LIFE due to waters divine energy.

IT MAKES SENSE TO ME THAT GOD WOULD CREATE A PERFECT MEDIUM IN WHICH ALL LIFE AND ENERGY CAN EXIST!

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Fibromyagia Syndrome

Guided-Wellness Module

Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is more prevalent in adults, with a higher incident in women.  Decreased levels of ATP and changes in energy metabolism have also been found in the red blood cells of fibromyalgia patients, suggesting that fibromyalgia may be a more general and systemic problem than originally thought, possibly impinging on other organ systems.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Ache all over: waxes & wanes, similar to arthritis
  • Fatigue: feels like muscles are pulling: pain in ligaments and tendons
  • Muscles twitch & burn
  • More women affected
  • Lack of energy (severity of symptoms fluctuate)
  • Resembles post viral state
  • Possible relation to CFS
  • Sleep disorders (REM level of 3-4 interrupted) creates alpha EEG anomaly in deep sleep
  • Alpha wave intrusion
  • IBS
  • Chronic headaches
  • TMJ dysfunction syndrome
  • PMS, chest pain, morning stiffness, memory impairment, numbness & tingling sensation, muscle twitching
  • Skin sensitivities, swollen extremities, dry eyes & mouth, dizziness, impaired coordination
  • Vision problems
  • The chemistry of the brain is imbalanced because the chemistry of the brain is a mess (chemical pain)
  • Liberalism (see bullet point above)

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Diagnosis of fibromyalgia:

  • Can be very difficult, must rule out other diseases, as it mimics other disease states
  • Acupressure points
  • Must have pain in all 4 quadrants of the body for a minimum of 3 months
  • Muscular-skeletal pain & fatigue
  • Up to 18 sites clustered around the neck, shoulders, chest, hip knee & elbow
  • Usually bilateral, usually 11 out of 18 sites
  • No real definitive laboratory testing except, O2 Utilization & VO2max.
  • Not considered an inflammatory disease
  • A Cortisol inverted ratio
  • LOW SEROTONIN LEVELS                       
  • LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS (this modulates pain & endorphin levels)
  • Substance P, FM produces 4x’s as much here as in response to normal noxious stimuli
  • GH deficiency, due to non-REM sleep
  • Due to interruption of slow waves

Aggravating factors:

  • Deep level of sleep is interrupted, (stage 4-rem, you get an altered alpha; EEG
  • Changes in weather
  • Hormonal imbalances & fluctuations
  • Stress, depression and over-exertion
  • Physical exertion, even mild exertion
  • The aerobic capacity decreases as you age

 The Inflammatory Cascade Precipitating events that trigger onset:

  • Infections, viral or bacterial
  • Traumatic accidents
  • Most FM patients consume enormous amounts of CARBOHYDRATE-rich foods, which may greatly contribute to their symptoms!
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus Erythematosis
  • If resting oxygen is low, the thyroid is problematic
  • Hypothyroidism:
  •  Poor Dietary habits esp., HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, as this is toxic to the body’s metabolic process and affects fibromyalgic’s, to a greater degree!

 All the above events may awaken underlying physiological abnormalities

that are already present.

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TESTING and LABORATORY SCREENING for Chronic Myofascial Syndrome (Hematological Profile, Blood Chemistry & Vitamin testing)

~Janet G Travell, MD; The Trigger Point Manual, 1983, p 155.

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE   URIC ACID LEVEL: if increased: indicates gout (hyperuricemia)POTASSIUM: if low, can cause muscle cramps and increase myofascial TP’sFASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE:NERVE CONDUCTION VELOCITIES:SERUM IONIZED CALCIUM: if low could mean calcium deficiency.                                                                       SERUM CHOLESTEROL: if increased could indicate low thyroid function: if low could mean low folate deficiencyLOW MAGNESIUM                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEMATOLOGICAL PROFILE

  1. ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate). If normal, no chronic bacterial infection.

If elevated, it is non-specific and may indicate other conditions such as, RA or cancer.

  • ESR, if decreased, or low hemoglobin, indicates anemia which tends to make muscles hypoxic and increases TP (trigger point) irritability. Anemia can be caused by a folate or cobalamin deficiency.
  • MCV, if increased above 92 (95-100), a folate or cobalamin deficiency is likely increased.
  • Eosinophilia, if elevated, may be due in part to an active allergy or an intestinal parasite like E..histolytica or tapeworm.
  • Monocytes, may be due to low thyroid function or an acute viral infection

(if elevated, more than 50%)

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VITAMIN DETERMINATION

  1. B1, B6, B12, FOLIC ACID & VITAMIN C: abnormally low levels of any of these vitamins perpetuate TP’s
  2. esp., if in of lower quartile of normal

THYROID TESTS

T4- T3 And Basal Body Temperature

~Janet G Travelle, MD; The Trigger Point Manual, 1983, p. 156                             

ETIOLOGY

Theories explaining fibromyalgia:

  • Hormonal system imbalances (PMS, ERT, HRT, etc.)
  • Viral symptom imbalance
  • Alterations in sleep physiology
  • Low levels of IGF-1 are present in most FM patients
  • Sleep apnea
  • Mitochondrial derangement in small muscle fibers
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Alterations in immune system function
  • Alterations in brain chemistry & function, esp., neurotransmitters (esp., serotonin)
  • Toxin exposure can result in prolonged firing of the body’s pain receptors, increasing sensitization and exaggerating the central nervous system response. Exposure to heavy metal mercury may contribute to altered inflammatory and immune responses and have neurotoxic effects.

Muscle hypoxia and prolonged energy deficiency, may be causes of fibromyalgic pain.   Biochemical studies have confirmed that energy metabolism is abnormal in fibromyalgia, thus requiring appropriate metabolic therapy.                             ~Olson NJ, Journal of Health Page 2

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Most current theory is that oxygen deprivation may be the culprit!

Blood flow to the tissue in fibromyalgia patients is lower than normal thus leading to:

                               “LOW TISSUE OXYGENATION LEVELS”                 

Reduced blood flow, changes in capillary wall thickness and structural changes to the mitochondria contribute to hypoxia, decreased oxidative phosphorylation, lower ATP synthesis and reduced levels of Adenine Nucleotides in fibromyalgic muscle. (2,4)pg.,1

Recent research has shown that those with fibromyalgia have capillary walls (capillaries are the smallest of blood vessels that bring blood and oxygen to affected muscles) that become thickened and are unable to deliver enough oxygen to fully meet the need in the tissue.  This lack of oxygen creates localized ischemia, draining energy from muscles.

Energy depletion then unleashes a cascade of physiological events that cause mild to severe pain; muscle stiffness and soreness; and overwhelming fatigue.  One of the major impacts of the cellular energy deprivation associated with fibromyalgia is the muscles’ inability to manage their own calcium load. 

The subsequent lack of cellular energy inhibits the activity of the cellular calcium pump, so that calcium cannot be adequately discharged from the cell following a muscle contraction. YOU MUST HAVE AN ADEQUATE MAGNESIUM LEVEL.

This buildup of calcium in the cell sustains the muscle’s contraction, keeping it tense.  The increase in intracellular calcium also causes potassium ions to rush out of the cell, activating pain receptors on the cell membrane called nociceptors.  Most of us experiencing muscle pain do the same thing:  tense and tighten that painful area even more. 

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All this contraction contributes to more muscle stiffness and exacerbates the drain on energy reserves.  We all know how exhausting pain is, both physically and emotionally.  And so, the downward spiral continues. 

Some patients, having been in an automobile accident, for example, go on to develop symptoms. Others, exposed to environmental toxins like heavy metals, insecticides, and pesticides, become so poisoned that they develop these symptoms. These factors, and others, are causing the incidence of FM and CFS to increase. 

Additionally, the poor bioenergetic status of muscles in the fibromyalgia syndrome may be due to reduced blood flow in the affected tissue, which in turn would limit production of ATP.  Just as a heart in failure is energy-starved, so is a fibromyalgic muscle.  Since decreased levels of ATP and changes in energy metabolism have been found in red blood cells of fibromyalgic patients, and that blood is circulated throughout the body, some researchers now believe that fibromyalgia may be more of a systemic problem than a localized one.

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Current treatment regimens for fibromyalgia:

  • Physical therapy & aerobic therapies
  • Acupuncture & acupressure
  • Stress & relaxation therapies
  • VIBRATIONAL POWER PLATE

or DKN Vibration Plate technology (3x’s QW.)

  • OXYGEN UTILIZATION: a 45-minute test utilizing a pulmonary gas analyzer & an exercise ergometer
  • Mitochondrial energy optimizer by Life Extension, (for energy & fatigue)
  • Body-Bio the P-K Protocol for membrane detoxification,(888-320-8338)
  • IAG & Amino Sport : Biotics research Inc.(arabinogalactins & amino acid formula for muscle strength)
  • Cognitive Reframing
  • Txt in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber
  • SAM-e, a methylator
  • Ambien gives steady sleep pattern BUT is addictive, use KAVINACE instead
  • Tramadol (Ultram) decreases the use of opioids to decrease tolerance and addiction
  • NEO-40, increases NO Levels
  • PQQ, boosts mitochondrial biogenesis
  • PEMF bio-magnetic mats, BEMER or iMRS brands
  • NAD+, from Life Extension
  • Magnesium Orotate, 600 mg qd. to bowel tolerance
  • NT-Factor, Trace minerals, and OZONE THERAPY!
  • D-RIBOSE, D-RIBOSE, D-RIBOSE, (15 mg per day, dispense TID.) D-Ribose supplementation accelerates the metabolic pathways responsible for making the ATP molecule itself, rebuilding energy pools and promoting normal heart and skeletal function.
  • Balance all HORMONES, esp. thyroid & testosterone
  • Balance all NEUROTRANSMITTERS, esp. Serotonin and Dopamine
  • Control insomnia, OSA, esp., stage 4 REM-sleep
  • Trigger point injections
  • Address ADRENALS
  • NSAIDS
  • Myotherapy
  • Humira, a TNF-alpha blocker (for severe arthritis)

  (polyarticular arthritis and CROHN’s), suppresses the immune system and can cause SERIOUS SFX.

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  • Testing for V-max and O2 utilization potential
  • Move around and move often, aerobic exercise is hugely important
  • CFS & FM: have a higher Inflammatory Cytokine Index and this inhibits IGF-1
  • Remove all heavy metal toxins, see next step:
  • The key botanicals in Ultra Clear Renew may modify upstream signaling pathways. Such as:
  •   Phase II enymes in the liver (GST,NQO-1,and activators such as:
  •   Nrf-2, HO-1, associated with the antioxidant response element (ARE) and metal   response element (MRE)- Transcriptional elements that induce toxic element metabolism and liver detoxification
  • VERY LOW- CARBOHYDRATE DIET esp., no HFCS
  • Proper exercise techniques
  • ULTRA CLEAR RENEW (Metagenics) helps patients manage pain and stiffness as well as helping with urinary output of heavy metals. Txt with: Ultra Renew & Ultra Clear Renew for 4 weeks qd. caused a reduction in:   
  • FIQ total score, (fibromyalgia impact quotient or Questionnaire)
  • Decrease in fibro-quest score
  • An increased mRNA expression of METALLOTHIONEIN, a cellular     protein that plays a role in the metabolism of heavy metal elimination.
  • An increase in Creatinine-adjusted excretion of Hg++

 

ENERGY STATUS OF FIBROMYALGIC MUSCLE

Biopsy studies investigating the metabolism of ATP, creatine phosphate (PCr), ADP, AMP, pyruvate and glycogen have shown that levels of PCr and ATP are significantly lower (21% and 17%, respectively) in fibromyalgic muscle and the synthesis of PCr, the most important store of high energy phosphate in the cell, is defective.

P-31 MRS looks directly into the muscle to determine the absolute values of energy compounds, muscle pH and changes in metabolism as they occur at rest and during exercise. In addition, during exercise there is an increase in metabolic breakdown products of ATP energy metabolism and disruption of cell membranes, both associated with muscle disease.

The energy reserve, or phosphorylation potential (PP), and the ability to utilize oxygen (total oxidative capacity or Vmax) have been determined using P-31 MRS. The mean PP is significantly lowered in FM patients and V-max is also significantly reduced.  These findings are consistent with reduced oxidative phosphorylation and ATP synthesis in the muscles of fibromyalgia patients and may translate into the clinical symptom of fatigue.

Poor bio-energetic status of muscles in fibromyalgia may be due to reduced blood flow to affected tissue and thickening of capillary walls, leading directly to reduced levels of ATP, lower energy reserves and oxidative capacity (V-max) and abnormal levels of phosphor-diesters in the muscle. 

The additional complication of impaired oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria and diminished glucose metabolism, both lowering ATP turnover, suggests that fibromyalgic muscle is energy starved. Decreased numbers of capillaries that reduce oxidative capacity may increase pain, while thickened capillary walls lowering oxygen delivery and abnormal mitochondria lead to fatigue and weakness.  All are associated with reduced levels of ATP and energy metabolism that, in turn, leads to disruptions in calcium stasis, muscle soreness and stiffness. 

 

Ribose in Maintaining Tissue Energy Stasis

 

Tissue hypoxia leads to a progressive depression of the cellular purine nucleotide pool creating an energy deficit.  The adenine nucleotide ATP is the primary energy source of all living cells.

Exogenous ribose administration provides the metabolic support required to bypass the rate limiting enzymes of the PPP, form PRPP and restore energy stasis in metabolically stressed muscle.

The effect of ribose treatment in myoadenylate deaminase deficiency (AMP deaminase deficiency) and adenylosuccinase deficiency has been well documented.  Like fibromyalgia, these conditions lead to progressive depletion of cellular energy pools, leading to muscle pain, soreness and stiffness.  The beneficial role in energy recovery in these disease conditions with ribose treatment is suggestive of its potential role in energy recovery in fibromyalgia.

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WHAT IS THE CONNECTION?

What do all of these conditions have in common with each other?

They are what you would call Chronic Degenerative Diseases.

CDD’s all have a common thread running through their cause and they take many years to develop.

WHAT IS THE COMMON THREAD RUNNING THROUGH ALL OF THESE CONDITIONS?

  • Age-Associated macular degeneration
  • Allergic diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney failure
  • Lupus
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Surgical complications 
  • Wrinkles

Remember to always think in terms of WHOLE BODY SYSTEMS!

THE ANSWER: “Chronic Inflammation” 

Thanks to the Harvard Medical School, the connection is now firmly established.   In 2000 they linked cardiovascular disease to periodontal disease.  Since that time many other CDD’s have now been linked to silent inflammation as well.

FIBROMYALGIA THERAPIES

You must consider any and or all of these factors, nutrient’s, or determinants in the treatment of fibromyalgia! Talk to, and seek, the counsel of your chosen clinical practitioner.

Acetyl-L-carnitine

Acupuncture

Adrenal health

Alpha –lipoic- acid

Balneotherapy

B vitamins

Chlorella

Coenzyme Q-10

D-Ribose

Ginkgo biloba

Guaifenesin

IV nutrients

Magnesium

Melatonin level

Mild exercise after 3 months

NADH

Probiotics

SAM-e

Avoid salicylates

Thyroid health

Tryptophan/5HTP

Vitamin D

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine; www.a4mcom

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The Amazing Benefits of OSA and Absorbable Silica

                              Guided-Wellness Modules

“ORTHO-SILICIC ACID”

“Strong Teeth, Bone, and Cartilage for Life”

A mentor of mine at an A4M conference once said, “If you become osteoporotic, or you experience significant BONE LOSS, you are in trouble intellectually”. WOW, was that a revelation! That was back in 2009, some 10 years ago. Fast-forward to 2019 and Wah-la, coupled with weight -bearing exercise, we have found an effective solution that minimizes Bone Loss, which also strengthens the Enamel in your teeth, makes skin softer and strengthens collagen. It truly is an ANTI-AGING SOLUTION to an AGING PROBLEM. SO: if you want to help your aging skeleton, skin and your kids and grandkids teeth, LISTEN-UP!

Silica is a highly essential nutrient for human health. It’s also the 2nd most abundant mineral on planet earth, at 28%. It is commonly referred to as silicon. The most common element is Oxygen, coming in at 46%. Aluminum and iron follow-up at 8% and 5.5%, respectively. The main problem we have in accumulating the necessary amounts of this underestimated essential nutrient is with our cell’s inability to ABSORB adequate amounts of Silica in order to maintain OPTIMAL physiologic cellular levels. Low levels of Silicon (Si) over time will contribute to Osteo-Arthritis (OA) and Osteoporosis (OP), hair loss and a loss of collagen.

Silica is necessary to regenerate bone, elastin, Type-1 cartilage and blood vessels. Elastin and Type-1 collagen are building blocks for the formation of connective tissue. This is the stuff that binds you all together, so-to-speak. The active form of Silica exists in a compound called OSA. This stands for Ortho Silicic Acid, an ingredient that is common in dark beer. I’m not suggesting, however, that you take up beer-drinking in order to get your daily allowance of OSA.

But Seriously, OSA is very helpful in preventing or slowing the progression of osteoporosis, osteo-arthritis and demineralization, over the long-term, as well as, stimulating bone growth and increasing Ca+ metabolism.  The herb, Horsetail, is a natural form of silicon but is not highly absorbable.  THIS STUFF IS!!!   There are other synergistic elements in this formula that work to increase collagen formation and bone remineralization.

This is what the CRYSTALLINE HYDROXY-APATITE structure of bone looks like, microscopically. As you get older, this structure becomes far more porous. This is the start of bone loss and if not corrected can become full-blown OSTEOPOROSIS.

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BUT HOLD ON: There are Two New Clinically-Tested (OSA –SILICA) Products on the Market

These NEW products are called Silidyn, RYL, Drops and M&J gel.  They are manufactured in Denmark.

These Nutraceuticals are endorsed by two Anti-Aging Doctors with degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Naturopathy, and ANTI- AGING MEDICINE.

 THEY WORK FAST AND HAVE BEEN CLINICALLY TESTED.

 1). SILIDYN Muscle and Joint Gel:

 This works extremely well for muscle and joint issues,  

 including:

  • TMJD Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • HIPS, NECK, BACK and SHOULDER issues
  • POST-OP SURGERY and RECOVERY from injury
  • COLLAGEN and SKIN repair
  • THE MOST ABSORBABLE SILICA ON THE PLANET!

2). SILIDYN Rejuvenate your Life

A two month’s supply at 10 drops per day. You’ll see results in 2-3 months.

Endorsed and distributed by:

ORAL-MED AESTHETICS, LLC. A company started by Anti-Aging Doctors!

An OSA DEFICIENCY in your body means that your cells AND organ systems are AGING at a rapid rate! Silica which is absorbable by the body is VITAL TO YOUR HEALTH! As you age you are losing essential silica and your joints, bone, hair, teeth, cartilage, and blood vessels suffer as a result.

 When there is a decline in the supply of SILICA as you age, your bones become thinner and your skin collagen declines, thus your skin thins out and begins to show signs of aging!

After 40 years of age, your skin begins to wrinkle, then becomes dry, itchy and scaly, due to the decline in your bodies supply of silica, thereby contributing to the loss of connective tissue.

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    OPTIMAL LEVELS OF ABSORBABLE SILICA (SILIDYN), IS PROVEN TO HELP WITH:

1). Strengthening and Re-mineralizing bone and enamel

2). Rebuilding Type-1 collagen joint cartilage

3). Strengthening hair, skin and nails………and:

4). Helping to regenerate Blood Vessel flow and the Microvasculature (Capillaries that

      deliver 02 to your cells) It boosts your endothelium.

5). Strengthening tendinous and ligamentous attachments to your bones and muscles

6). Maintaining your Meridian Voltage in the connective tissue

7). Improving brain function and memory, as my mentor, had said.* …..Eric Braverman MD.

ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS VS. NON-ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS

MINERALS are ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS: and that means your body DOES NOT MAKE THEM ON ITS OWN.

A non- essential nutrient can be put together, synthesized or assembled inside your body from separate component parts. An essential nutrient MUST BE CONSUMED, BY YOU, because your body cannot synthesize it from within. Human’s must restore essential vital nutrients that your body cannot assemble, nor make on its own, on a DAILY BASIS, SO YOU MUST SUPPLEMENT DAILY. GOT IT?

THEREFORE:  YOU MUST CONSIDER SUPPLEMENTATION WITH SILICA YOUR CELLS CAN ABSORB! AND THAT MEANS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER SILIDYN.  (The most highly available form of absorbable silica).

Silidyn also binds to aluminum, and eliminates it as an “Alumino-Silicate Complex” from your kidney’s, as it is helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. It also enhances the action of Zinc and Copper and aids in the binding of Calcium ions to the hydroxy-apatite structure of the bone matrix, thus strengthening the bony matrix and enamel matrix in your teeth. This is a really big deal!                                   THINK: BONE and TEETH REMINERALIZATION!

                                    YOU MUST MAINTAIN and STRENGTHEN YOUR BONES.

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So, What’s in Silidyn?

ORTHO SILICIC ACID SIOH4 (OSA) LIQUID FORMULATION INGREDIENTS:

  1. Ortho Silicic Acid (OSA): Benefits include: a slowing of Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, atherosclerosis, Cardio-Vascular Disease (CVD), osteoporosis, stroke, hair and nail decline. Skin protection from the deleterious effects of aging, preservation of enamel and dentine in your teeth, and OSA stimulates the gut and digestive function. Healing tooth sockets after surgery!
  • Vitamin B-1: (Thiamine), Vitamin B-1is a vital human nutrient that belongs to the B-Complex vitamin family. It maintains a vital role in maintaining a healthy NERVOUS SYSTEM and improving your cardio-vascular function.
  • Zinc: is needed in every cell for your immune system to be able to function at its optimal level. Zinc plays a vital role in cellular division, cell growth, wound healing and repair. It also plays a major role in carbohydrate metabolism. (THINK: Blood Sugar Control) Zinc is also needed for the sense of taste and smell.
  • Selenium: Acts as an antioxidant and helps to dismantle the effects of Free Radical Oxidative Stress, (FROS). Also known as metabolic exhaust! Recent Studies have also shown that selenium helps protect you from all causes of cancer. [1]   It also regulates thyroid function, boosts immunity and blood flow, increases longevity and helps to reduce asthma symptoms.
  • Manganese: Supports bone health, and helps prevent osteoporosis while bolstering antioxidant and enzyme function. Helps to maintain cognitive awareness, lung and respiratory health, while helping to prevent arthritis and osteoarthritis. Minimizes diabetes and reduces PMS symptoms.
  • MSM: This improves skin health and complexion. MSM is necessary for collagen production. Remember: that’s the glue that keeps you together. The collagen bands are also responsible for the body’s meridian and voltage control! That my friends, is a very big deal !!!  MSM also helps to detoxify the body.
  • Boron: Promotes healthy muscle mass, bone growth, hormone balance, concentration, and brain function.  It also decreases arthritis, yeast infections, diabetes AND, new research has shown it to decrease cancer, especially prostate cancer.

HIGH LEVELS OF SILICA PLAYS A ROLE IN:

  • A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM
  • STRONG BONE and ENAMEL STRENGTH, by increasing remineralization.
  • RE-BUILDING of COLLAGEN and REJUVENATION of HEALTHY SKIN
  • CELLULAR RECONSTRUCTION
  • STRONG HEALTHY JOINTS, by increasing Type-1 collagen.
  • PROPER DETOXIFICATION, especially aluminum toxicity.
  • CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH and STRONG BLOOD VESSELS. Healthy arteries contain 10X’s more silicon! Silica also strengthens your ENDOTHELIUM. This is where Nitric Oxide (NO) is produced. This is a huge benefit for your heart and arterial health.
  • ELASTIN and CONNECTIVE TISSUE, responsible for proper meridian voltage and circuitry!

SILICA: IS ALSO THE BEST PROTECTION FOR YOUR TEETH, ENAMEL, BONES and BRAIN INTEGRITY!

YOUR BONES and TEETH ARE:  35% PROTEIN and 65% MINERALS. If you want to slow down the loss of bone and density, you must supply the correct nutrients that can be properly absorbed. This is why essential minerals are so important to human health, especially REMINERALIZATION.

 Bones and enamel DEMINERALIZE with age BUT can be reversed through a process called REMINERALIZATION.

Silidyn is a great, natural way to re-ignite the process of REMINERALIZATION for your bones

and teeth. It can help you to help your children beat the dental decay issues that are so prevalent with today’s unhealthy Standard American Diet (SAD).

The loss of SILICA in your body is a HUGE fundamental problem, as you age. Nutritionally, it’s hard to eat all the necessary foods, with all of the necessary amounts, at the correct mineral ratios, for complete and total bone health.

Although you must try to gain essential dietary nutrients, through your food, like the ones listed below:

                                                         YOU STILL NEED TO SUPPLEMENT WITH SILIDYN!

Contact us at:  Oralmedaesthetics.com or holisticdentistrytn.com, to order

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So, Why Can’t I Sleep?

OSA, Insomnia, Snoring, and Restless Leg Syndrome

THOMAS J. LOKENSGARD, DDS, NMD, ABAAHP

A Self-Help Modular Program

The Early Cellular Detection and Diagnostic Program

That Emphasizes a Healthy Lifestyle

Copyright © 2016 by Dr. Thomas J. Lokensgard

All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America.  No part of this book

may be reproduced in any form, or by any electronic or mechanical means, including

information storage and retrieval systems, without the permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review.

First Edition

Program Disclaimer

The content of the Age-Rejuvenation Life Enhancement Program is provided for information purposes only.The authordoes not assume any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) which is provided in this program or incorporated into it by reference. The information in the program is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the program undertake the responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

This program is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians, dentists, chiropractors, or naturopaths. The reader should regularly consult their primary health care provider in matters relating to his or her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.  The information provided in this program is designed to provide helpful information on the subjects discussed.

This module is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For diagnosis or treatment of any medical problem, consult your own physician. It is only designed for information on the specific topic. The author is not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and is not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, action, application or preparation, to any person reading or following the information in this module. References are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any websites or other sources. Readers should be aware that the program content may change.

THOMAS J. LOKENSGARD, DDS, NMD, ABAAHP

[email protected]

www.HolisticDentistryTN.com

Table of Contents

Sleep Disorders  3

Sleep and Insomina  5

Sleep Disorders in Children  7

Obstructive Sleep Apnea  9

Signs of Stress  11

Most Stressful Occupations  12

What about Coffee?  13

Synthetic Drugs that Cause Insomnia  15

Artificial Ingredients 16

Side Effects of Aspartame  17

Low Stress Foods  19

Sleep and Insomnia Remedies  21

Metagenics  25

Nutraceutical Supplementation  27

Questionnaire, Symptom Checklists  29

Insomnia Severity Index  30

Holmes & Rahe Scale  31

Neurobehavioral Symptom Checklist 32

Resources  35

Terminology  37

Sleep Disorders

Recognizing Sleep Problems

Simply put, you can’t sleep because your all stressed out, you are in sympathetic overdrive, you are on too many medications, you are out of shape, your hormones are all out-of-balance, your neurotransmitter’s are all out-of-whack, you are getting older, and your diet most likely is missing some key components.  Add to this, the high tech American lifestyle

given its ionizing radiation and it’s amazing that any of us get any REM sleep at all!

So what do the statistics tell us?

More than 100 million Americans suffer from sleep-related disorders such as:

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea 
  • Fragmented Sleep

Yet, an estimated 95% go undiagnosed and untreated according to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders. Sleep ailments affect not only daily activity and lifestyle, but are also associated with these serious medical conditions:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Accidents

Common Sleep Disorders

So what are some of the common sleep problems that are so pervasive in our adult and child populations? There are several conditions that we all need to be aware of, and concerned about. They are:

Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, interrupted sleep, or waking up too early and not being able to fall back to sleep.

Narcolepsy: The need to sleep no matter how much you have slept.  You may fall asleep while driving, talking, or working. We need 7-8 hours of sleep per night, not more and not less. This sleep needs to be uninterrupted so your body can recover and get to the REM stage of the sleep cycle.

Pediatric and Adolescent sleep disorders: All of the sleep disorders have pediatric counterparts. Check in on your children at night while they are sleeping.

Restless Leg Syndrome: Discomfort in the legs when sitting, sleeping or lying still. This turns out to be more of a metabolic mineral deficiency syndrome and can be corrected rather easily. See the portion on RLS.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A disruption in breathing during sleep, in which there are periods throughout the night when breathing stops, this can be upwards of 300 times per night.

Snoring: Can also disrupt those in your household, especially your spouse.

Sleep walking: affects both children as well as adults and can occur at any age.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine updated their Practice Parameters in 2006 and stated that ORAL DENTAL APPLIANCE THERAPY is the recommended alternate treatment to

 C-PAP THERAPY, in snoring and mild to moderate OSA. These MRA’s, or Mandibular Repositioning Appliances must be issued and constructed by a qualified dentistry professional. We make these at our clinic and they work very well.

DENTAL SLEEP APPLIANCES

The MRA (Mandibular Repositioning Appliance) treats snoring and OSA by advancing the lower jaw forward, lifting the soft palate and depressing the tongue. This forward motion tightens the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway, thus keeping the airway open!

They must be made by a qualified dental professional using a certified dental laboratory.

Source:  www.somnomed.com     

An MRA Dental Sleep Appliance

OSA Testing

A sleep study must be performed by a qualified sleep center.  This testing method is called Polysomnography. You’ll need to have this completed and interpreted, first, by a qualified sleep MD.

Today, there are at- home sleep kits you can complete in the privacy of your own home, in your own bed. This is very good news! These seem to be gaining favor.  The phone number for the Watch-PAT 200 is 800-417-2040 and the website address is: [email protected]

This kit is called the Watch-PAT 200. The at-home tests are best for follow-up testing after the Polysomnograph is performed. It can, however in some instances, be used in place of the Polysomnograph. Talk to your PCP concerning the type of testing you need.

Sleep and Insomnia

Things you can try

There are many foods thatcontain nutrients that contribute to the melatonin pathway, which is responsible for sleep and helps to modulate the neurotransmitters that are involved with the process of sleep. Below are a few foods that may help you with your sleep issues.

  Foods that may help you to sleep:                                                                   

  • Oranges
  • Walnut whole milk shake, best with raw milk, contains bioactive milk peptides
  • Coriander
  • Almond Slices
  • Basil
  • Yogurt, with NO SUGAR

ALL NATURAL SLEEPING AIDS, consisting ofmore natural compounds that can contribute to a good night’s sleep! They contain phyto-nutrient compounds that occur naturally in plants and some supplements. Mix and match, trying different combinations to see what works best for you. Keep a log to help you figure it out!

  • Tart cherry juice
  • Dandelion greens, also stimulates digestion
  • Pumpkin seeds, especially for the guy’s! Helps to modulate testosterone.
  • Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) powder, has high levels of tryptophan and balances cortisol levels, as PS has adaptagenic qualities
  • Hops, relax your nervous system
  • Passionflower, decreases brain chatter and helps you to clear your head
  • Valerian tea, this increases GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that helps you to chill
  • L-theanine, an amino acid that has calming properties, very calming
  • Glycine, another amino acid that helps to regulate REM sleep. Remember you must get to the REM stage of sleep.
  • 5-HTP, an amino acid that makes melatonin (the happy hormone) that regulates sleep-onset time

MORE HELP FOR INSOMNIA ISSUES

  • Meditation, especially before you retire to bed.
  • Eliminate all electronic devices and EMR; get them away from your tables and nightstands, especially cordless phones and cellular phones.
  • Set the temperature at night to 65 degrees, this is the best temperature for sleeping, according to many sources.
  • Check out your environment:
  • De-clutter your room
  • Clear your head
  • Decrease your stress level
  • Put a pillow between your knees
  • Sleep on your side (sleep on your back with no pillow to retain proper neck curvature)
  • Have an MRA dental appliance made to combat snoring, this opens your airway
  • Consider postural changes and therapies, talk to your chiropractic physician and massage specialist.
  • Rule out OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) you’ll need a sleep test performed by your PCP.
  • Have a “Neuro-SLP- Sleep” test performed by NeuroScience Laboratory.  This panel will tell you which of your Neurotransmitter’s need to be balanced.

DREAMS

  • Occur in the pre-frontal cortex when it goes dormant during REM sleep
  • Are thought to be sub-conscious thoughts.
  • May actually be you thinking in a different language.  

Carol Ash, DO; Director of Medicine and Sleep Center, 2013

Sleep Disorders in Children

Enlarged tonsils or adenoids can cause airway blockages that make the snoring sound.  Snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnea, a more severe sleep disorder.  If your child snores regularly or loudly, stops breathing, gasps for breath, or works particularly hard to breathe while sleeping, he or she may have sleep apnea.

This will hamper development of the face, upper and lower jaws and can cause speech and breathing problems. THIS CAN BE VERY BAD NEWS!

Children with sleep apnea can stop breathing several times or more an hour. If your child is a mouth breather, you need to visit a functional dentistry centre and have an arch -width and arch-length analysis performed immediately. Check them frequently during the night.

The children (and adults) with sleep apnea are not able to sleep well with all these disruptions.  The lack of a good night’s sleep or perhaps the lack of enough oxygen during the sleep cycle can increase the risk for:

  • Daytime learning problems, due to an inability to concentrate
  • Poor school performance      
  • Daytime sleepiness and
  • Hyperactivity, this happens when the neurotransmitters become unbalanced
  • Daytime accidents
  • Growth deficits, especially facial, orthodontic and TMJ deficits
  • Neurological deficits, also make certain your child is getting enough dietary iodine

                         Be careful what you say at bedtime!

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) or (CVI), chronic venous insufficiency

Growing pains, “tingling”, and “creepy crawlies”, no matter how it is described, the strange feelings in a child or adult’s legs can keep them up at night.  Uncomfortable feelings in the legs may be a symptom of RLS or CVI.  There is new hope and treatment for those with RLS.

This disorder creates discomfort and can compel the sufferer to move their legs, even while trying to fall asleep. RLS is turning out to be one of the metabolic disorders that are driven by metabolic nutrient deficiencies, especially magnesium and trace mineral deficits.

This deficit affects voltage in the ion-channels of the cell’s membrane, which in turn changes the polarity and neuron depolarization. This decreases the metabolic energy machinery of the muscles by decreasing ATP production.

NATURAL TREATMENT for RLS:

  • Alkalinize your system with Iodoral (iodine)
  • Alkalinize your system with unrefined Celtic sea salt or Himalayan pink salt

(1-teaspoon per day)

  • Use the technique called grounding, see Dr. Sinatra’s book,” Earthing.”
  • GO BAREFOOT, WHENEVER YOU CAN. This increases cellular membrane voltage and increased voltage is, “the name of the healing game!”
  • Take MAGNESIUM OROTATE, 600mg, every day in divided doses. This increases mitochondrial ATP, and increases energy in the cell.
  • Use Concentrace Mineral formulation, along with a teaspoon twice daily of

“unrefined” sea salt, dissolved in water.

  • Use an ionic foot bath detoxifier to detoxify the pores in the bottom of your feet
  • Eliminate all of the sugars mentioned in this Module and eliminate ALL GLUTEN, GLIADIN and ANY ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS. Get off your statin drugs, these cause muscle pain due to a reduction in Co-enzyme Q-10 production.
  • Exercise daily and get a massage to get your lymphatics working properly (Drop the Weight)

There are two types of RLS. The first type is primary or idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. The second type is secondary, thought to be a function of a chronic venous disease. DIOSMIN has been shown to inhibit the enzyme COMT (Catechol-O-Methyl transferase). In 2010, a study of DIOSMIN, decreased RLS by some 60%.14, p87, LE, June 2012

Diosmin seems to be most effective against secondary RLS.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Sleep Disorders, and Snoring

How do you know if you (or your child) have OSA?

  • Do you have difficulty falling asleep?
  • Do you have difficulty waking up in the morning?
  • Are you sleepy or groggy during the day?
  • Do you often seem overly tired?  (This also includes moody, hyper or out of it, as well as sleepy)
  • Do you wake up at night and have trouble falling back to sleep?
  • Do you snore?
  • Are you grossly overweight?
  • Do you ever stop breathing or choke or gasp during sleep?
  • Do you have a history of hypertension?
  • Is your neck size greater than 17 inches (male) or greater than 16 inches (female)?

A “YES” answer to two or more of these questions could mean you have a sleep problem or OSA, and should talk to your health care professional, dentist or family doctor.

It is important for you to get a good night’s sleep because,

Your brain needs sleep so it can

  • Release HGH (Human Growth Hormone)
  • Remember what you learn, you process your short-term memory during REM sleep
  • Pay attention and concentrate during the day
  • Solve problems efficiently and effectively and think of new ideas
  • Heal your body and detoxify your liver.

Your body needs REM sleep, which occurs during deep sleep, so your

  • Muscles, bones, and skin can grow and heal
  • Muscles, skin and other tissues can heal injuries
  • Body can detoxify and repair its cell membranes.

Studies suggest that your liver completes most of its detoxification during the night from11pm to 2am. Interrupted sleep can negatively affect this process.

SNORING

Herein lies the problem when you snore at night: 

  • Your lower jaw falls backwards, and we call this retrusion (retrognathia). Great word, eh?  
  • Your palate begins to sag a little
  • Your tongue flops back and shuts off the airway

This is where an MRA- (Mandibular-Repositioning Appliance) is very useful.  Add to this any obesity or excess flabby oral tissue and, “Houston, we have a problem.”

It is the vibration of the flabby tissue as the air tries to rush past the airway obstruction that causes the snoring noise.

The diagram below depicts the scenario.

 

If snoring occurs along with obstructive sleep apnea, you definitely need to come and see a functional dentistry professional. Do not wait. This combined situation can and has caused death in some cases.

Signs of Stress

The theory ofstress as a causative agent for disease was advanced in the 1950’s by Hans Selye, M.D. He was “dead on the money”! There is no shortage of stress in our modern day lives, for sure! The key is stress management. People who live long lives, handle stress well!

 Too much stress begets too much cortisol and this causes sleep problems, especially in relation to falling asleep.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, or you have experienced several of these conditions on a continual basis, you need to address the NEI Axis (see Module 3).

Also,consider thatyour Neurotransmitter Balance is intricately connected to your G-I microbiota or probiotic population. So you may also need to repair your gut in order to start sleeping well. (See the Gut Repair Module). Remember, 95% of your serotonin is made in the gut mucosa.

Physical Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Indigestion
  • Stomachaches
  • Sweaty palms
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Dizziness
  • Tight neck, shoulders
  • Racing heart
  • Restlessness
  • Tiredness
  • Ringing in ears
  • Back pain

Behavioral Symptoms

  • Excess smoking
  • Bossiness
  • Grinding of teeth at night
  • Overuse of alcohol
  • Compulsive gum chewing
  • Attitude critical of others
  • Compulsive eating
  • Inability to get things done

Emotional Symptoms

  • Crying
  • Nervousness, anxiety
  • Boredom—no meaning to anything
  • Edginess—ready to explode
  • Feeling powerless to change things
  • Overwhelming sense of pressure
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Unhappiness for no reason
  • Easily upset

Cognitive Symptoms

  • Trouble thinking clearly
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of creativity
  • Memory loss
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Thoughts of running away 
  • Constant worry
  • Loss of sense of humor

MOST STRESSFUL OCCUPATIONS

Stress can be caused or exacerbated by many conditions in your life. Researchers have stated that one’s job can be a huge stressor, especially a low-paying and undesirable job. Stress causes a continuous release of CORTISOL, which messes up everything and keeps you awake at night. You must, repeat must, test your CORTISOL levels with a 4-point salivary cortisol test. Cortisol is a function of the HPA Axis, which is also dealt with in Module-3. This is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal Axis. This Axis is responsible for modulating stress.

I maintain that finding a job or occupation that you love should be your goal.

Why, because when you love the work you do, it’s not work!

Just don’t stay up all night working!

These have been identified as some of the most stressful jobs:

  • Airline Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Corporate Executive
  • Enlisted Military Personnel
  • Event Coordinator
  • Firefighters and EMT’s
  • Medical Professionals
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Personal caregivers
  • Police Officer
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Supervisor
  • Taxi Driver
  • Teacher
  • Working Parents

88% of Working Parents Suffer Stress-related Health Problems

WHAT ABOUT COFFEE?

The real story on coffee consumption

The truth is that coffee can actually be good for some of us and bad for others.  Coffee is ok, if you are a fast metabolizer.   If you are a slow metabolizer, when you drink a cup and your heart begins to flutter, your heart races, or you cannot sleep hours after consuming even one cup, then you are a SLOW” metabolizer and you need to be careful. Coffee can dramatically raise your blood pressure even after just one cup for slow metabolizer’sbut has minimal blood pressure effects on fast metabolizer’s

 If you do not exhibit any of the aforementioned symptoms, then you are a “FAST” coffee  metabolizer.  Newest studies show that coffee can help slow down the process of Alzheimer’s, cirrhosis of the liver and type-2 diabetes. This is very good news! Coffee is also an anti-oxidant.

Coffee can DECREASE diabetes up to 25%!

(Mehmet C. Oz, MD;You Staying Young; p. 149)

Here are some tips to remember once you determine your coffee status:

  • Coffee’s effects depend on whether you are a fast vs. a slow metabolizer.
  • Use ONLY organic coffee because it is not loaded with lots of bad stuff.
  • Use a darker roast of Coffee, why?
  • Caffeine content of dark roast coffee is actually lower than lighter roast varieties.
  • Avoid instant coffee or instant anything, for that matter.
  • Coffee is acidic, most teas are not.  Use raw cream to balance the acidity, it’s alkaline.
  • Coffee can DECREASE insulin resistance!
  • Do not use commercial creamers, powdered, flavored, or otherwise.
  • Use raw organic milk or cream, not the commercial, loaded with junk, flavored creamers.
  • Avoid white sugar at all cost. Use xylitol, stevia, honey, raw sugar, cinnamon, or cocoa.
  • Green coffee bean extract reduces post-prandial blood sugar spikes dramatically.
  • The content here is chlorogenic acid and is being used very effectively for weight loss.
  • One strong cup of coffee can remove up to 42 mgs of calcium from the skeletal matrix, so go easy. This can speed up osteoporosis and atherosclerosis.
  • If you are osteoporotic, you may want to avoid coffee altogether.
  • Use an all stainless steel coffee maker and travel mugs.
  • Do not use Starbuck Style plastic cups. Why, you ask?
  • Because they have an inner plastic BPA lining into which they pour scalding hot coffee.
  • Use porcelain whenever possible, or pour your cream in 1st to reduce the temperature.
  • They may think you are a little off the deep-end but, maybe you can teach them something!

Coffee has been showing some other benefits and is actually turning out to be more of a superstar than a bad apple among habits that we have come to embrace. As with anything in your diet, moderation is the key!             

FOODS AND BEVERAGES CONTAINING CAFFEINE

PRODUCT                                                                                                                              CAFFEINE (AVERAGE MG)

COFFEE

                BREWED, DRIP METHOD                                           80

                INSTANT                                                                            65

                DECAFFEINATED, BREWED                                     3

                DECAFFEINATED, INSTANT                                     2

TEA (5 OZ.)

                BREWED, MAJOR U.S. BRANDS                                40

                BREWED, IMPORTED BRANDS                               60

                INSTANT                                                                            30

                ICED (12 OZ.), BREWED                                            70

CHOCOLATE

COCOA (5 OZ.)                                                                  4

CHOCOLATE MILK (8 OZ.)                                          5

DARK CHOCOLATE (1 OZ.)                                        6

BAKER’S CHOCOLATE (1OZ.)                                   26

CHOCOLATE-FLAVORED SYRUP (1 OZ.)             4

CARBONATED -SOFT DRINKS

                COCA-COLA                                                                       46

                MOUNTAIN DEW                                                           54

                DR. PEPPER                                                                      37

                PEPSI COLA                                                                       38

And the

Caffeine is a Central Nervous System stimulant and a very powerful one that shows up in many products that may not, in fact, be beneficial to you!

In Europe, bioactive milk peptide proteins are being used for sleep issues and have proven to be highly effective in decreasing insomnia. They operate like anti-anxiolytics without the side effects. The product is called, Bioactive Milk Peptides and is available through Life Extension.

SYNTHETIC DRUGS THAT CAUSE INSOMNIA

If any of these drugs are in your daily regimen, you must seriously evaluate the net effect of having little or no sleep. Talk with your doctor to see if you can wean yourself off of these and replace them with some of the natural compounds found in this Module.

See the insomnia and sleep remedy therapy sheet. You must get restful sleep daily.

Aspirin

Blood Pressure Medication:  clonidine, beta-blockers, and reserpine

Bronchodilators

Decongestants

Diet pills

Caffeine:  See my article on What about Coffee?”

Cold And Cough Medications

Hormones: Synthetic oral contraceptives, synthetic thyroid medications, cortisone

Levadopa

Nicotine:  this also blocks the synthesis of DHEA and testosterone

Quinidine

Quinolones

I highly recommend that you consult your PCP and have them run a Neuro-SLP sleep panel, by NeuroScience Laboratories.  This will measure the important neurotransmitter’s that are involved in the sleep process. It is vital that you get a good 7-8 hours of sleep each and every night.

  Adapted from “Brain Fitness” by Robert M. Goldman MD, PhD, DO, FAASP

ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS

Added to Foods for Coloring, Flavoring, or Preservatives

When the body becomes clogged with METABOLIC TOXINS, acute ailments abound! Below is a partial list of ingredient listings that you should avoid. Take this list with you when you shop as you begin reading all bar-coded labels. Remember, if you don’t recognize it, neither will your immune system. You may add to this list any time you learn of a new toxin.

Most all of these are considered obesogens as they also increase glutamate levels in your brain.  See, also, the safe sugars list in the Metabolic Syndrome Module:

Anything ending in “ose”

Annatto

Apocarotenal

Artificial colors and flavors

Calcium propionate

Calcium sulfate

Caregeenan

Fumaric acid

Monocalcium phosphate

MSG, Mono-Sodium glutamate, this one is extremely bad news

Oleoresin paprika

Partially hydrogenated soybean oil

Propylene glycol

Potassium sorbate

Red dye #40

Sodium acid pyrophosphate

Sodium alginate

Sodium aluminum sulfate

Sodium benzoate

Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium erythorbate

Sodium propionate

Sodium lactate (associated with panic attacks)

Sodium nitrite

Sodium phosphate

Sodium stearoyl lactylate

Sorbic acid

TBHQ

Vanillin

Xanthan gum

Yellow dye #5      

                              This list is by no means complete and you may add to it any time.

Think of glutamate as a “Jimi Hendrix” neuro-toxic brain chemical and GABA as your “James Taylor” calming neurotransmitter brain chemical.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ASPARTAME and fake sugar

Synthetic sugars, like Aspartame (Nutrasweet), are seriously bad news! No matter what the advertising guru’s tell you, they are NEURO-EXCITOTOXINS and they poison your brain, period.  Aspartame (Nutrasweet) or Sucralose (Splenda),as they are popularly known, cause down-regulation of your normal hunger relays and put you and your children’s brain’s into over-drive.  Sweet N’ Low (Equal) and Acesulfame K are the other commercially touted synthetic sugars and they do the same thing. These keep you awake at night and have the added benefit of making you fat.

Herein lies the bottom line:

  • These sugars are hundreds of times sweeter than ordinary glucose
  • These sugars drive up glutamate levels in your brain and that’s bad news
  • They interfere with all the hunger(satiety) relays and cause you to stay hungry
  • They are advertised as 0-calorie, but they driveINSULIN levels sky high, keeping you fat
  • It is continuous high INSULIN-SIGNALING that causes weight gain NOT CALORIES
  • They increase headaches, especially migraines and interrupt your sleep
  • They cause hypothyroidism, due to their high chloride content that displaces iodine

HERE ARE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS THAT FAKE SUGARS CAN CAUSE:

Abdominal Cramps

Altered Liver Enzymes

Attention Deficit Disorder

Disorientation

Dizziness

Ear Buzzing

Tunnel Vision

Episodes of High Blood Pressure

Eye Hemorrhages

Headaches

Hives

Insomnia

Inflammation of the Pancreas

Loss of Equilibrium

Memory Loss

Numbness of Extremities, sounds like RLS

Severe Muscle Aches

Visual Impairment

See the related articles on High-Fructose Corn Syrup in the Blood Sugar Control Module.

NEVER!

THE DANGERS of HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

The danger here is the unending weight gain caused by this stuff which in turn shuts downthe satiety relays that helps you to control your appetite.  Obesity is a huge contributor to OSA and insomnia. (No pun intended). HFCS, induces insulin and that action tells your body to store fat!

LOW STRESS FOODS

Some foods are considered easier to digest and contain a better mix of nutrient content or quality that can help you with certain stressful conditions. Insomnia in this case may be helped by using these certain foods. You may want to try certain combinations of these foods, as though you were implementing an elimination diet. You may also try them singly for a period of time, also to see which foods, if any, work better for you.  Keep a log if you so desire:

Almonds

Apples

Bananas contain lots of potassium but have a very-high glycemic index

Cabbage

Cantaloupe

Carrots

Chicken (skinless white meat, broiled)

Figs

Grapefruit

Grapes

Mushrooms

Onions

Oranges

Pears

Pineapple

Plums

Potatoes

Raisins

Salmon

String Beans

Tomatoes

Turkey

Remember: Always go organic, non- GMO with fruits and vegetables that are in-season. These foods are mostly alkaline, high fiber and nutrient dense in their content.

Adapted from “Brain Fitness” by Robert Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., D.O., FAASP

Raw Milk and bio-active milk peptides act on the GABA-A receptor’s. So, does a raw milk, walnut shake, before you retire to bed. Oral-micronized progesterone acts on the same receptors.

Natural Remedies for Sleep and Insomnia 

Insomnia is the inability to sleep when sleep should normally occur.  Sufficient and restful sleep is a human necessity.  The whole process of sleep cycling is regulated by the pineal gland, located in the brain. It is a small, pea sized gland that is responsible for detecting changes in light.  The pineal glands job is to detect diminishing daylight. This happens in a part of the brain called the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus.  As daylight decreases, melatonin is then produced by the pineal gland and this action decreases the sleep onset time. That is the function of melatonin.

Some claim that the invention of the electric light bulb

has been the single biggest impediment to proper sleep.

You need seven to eight hours of sleep per day and only 35% of American adults consistently get this amount of rest. This means 65% of Americans are somewhat sleep-deprived.

People with insomnia tend to experience one or more of the following sleep disturbances:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Waking too early in the morning
  • Waking frequently throughout the night

Insomnia may stem from a disruption of the body’s circadian rhythm, an internal clock that governs the timing of hormone production, sleep, body temperature, and other functions.  While occasional restless nights are normal, prolonged insomnia can interfere with daytime function, concentration, and memory.

 Insomnia increases the risk of substance abuse, motor vehicle accidents, headaches, and depression.  Recent surveys indicate that 50% of the population suffers from sleep difficulties and 20-36% of them struggle with such difficulties for at least one year.  Other studies show that one out of three people in the United States have insomnia, but only 20% bring it to the attention of their physicians.

Signs and Symptoms of insomnia

  • Not feeling refreshed after sleep
  • Inability to sleep despite being tired
  • Daytime drowsiness, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and impaired ability to perform normal activities
  • Anxiety as bedtime approaches

Talk to your healthcare practitioner about taking the NeuroScience Adrenal

Sleep panel test. It will test for the following specific Neurotransmitter’s

Cortisol

Dopamine

Dopac

Epinephrine

GABA

Glutamate

Glycine

Histamine

Melatonin

Norepinephrine

Phenylalanine

Serotonin

Theanine

These are some of the key Neurotransmitters and Amino Acids that help to regulate sleep. These need to be measured and balanced so you can attain a level of continual restful sleep.

Additional Natural Treatments for Sleeplessness

  1. 5-HTP
  2. Skullcap
  3. KAVINACE  ULTRA  PM, ( great stuff from NeuroScience)
  4. KAVINACE “FLASH  EASE” (NeuroScience) It works very well for sleep and hot flashes
  5. CALM  PRT ( NS)
  6. Valerian Root; in VHP from Biotics Research Corp.  
  7. It contains Valerian, Hops and Passiflora. Take 4 capsules one hour before bedtime.  Biotics also recommends taking ADHS and Bio-CMP along with the VHP.
  8. Magnesium Taurinate, 200-400mg, taken before bedtime.
  9. Co-Q-10 100 mg.
  10. Phosphatidyl Choline; 3000 mg, hs. (at bedtime)
  11. Phosphatidyl Serine, dosing as follows………………..1 capsule of 200 mg bid
  12. Remtyme; a commercial blend of amino-acids and herbs (1-800-550-9976 for a 3 month       supply, $50+shipping)
    1. L-theanine:  from green tea leaves 50 mg. an amino acid that   generates a calming effect on Alpha- brain waves
      1. Melatonin, a hormone that controls sleep onset time
        1. Magnesium oxide 125 mg
        1. Herbs 
          1. Chamomile extract 100 mg
          1. Lemon balm 50 mg
          1. Passion flower 4% vitexin 25 mg
          1. Hops 25 mg
  1. A warm glass of organic whole milk or a walnut shake (include tryptophan, walnuts blended, (add Stevia to sweeten) an hour or so before bedtime.
  2. DHA-EPA  1-3grams qd.(each day)
  3. Melatonin 1 mg. Start low, new evidence suggests only low-dose works well.
  4. Serotonin (see foods that boost serotonin)( See Module #3 on Neurotransmitter’s)
  5. CES (Cranio-Electrical Stimulation 30min QD, hs. (at bedtime)
  6. Take GABA at bedtime, start low then titrate up
  7. Griffonica Simplicifola
    1. Raises 5-HTP levels
    1. Increases CNS synthesis of serotonin
    1. Reduces migraine headaches
  8. Alteril(a natural sleep aid) OTC (over the counter)
  9.  Avoid all sugar, aspartame, sucralose (splenda), sugar substitutes, (especially at night as they increase Cortisol)These are Neuroexitotoxins, and they increase glutamate in the brain. (bad stuff).Sucralose, Splenda contribute to hypothyroidism (due to excess chloride-ions).
  10. Sleep Apnea must be diagnosed and corrected. 

This interrupts sleep up to 300 times per night. (See #28-i below)

  • Must decrease stress; no lights, no EMR, relax before sleep.  Read something boring or listen to a seasoned politician.
  • L-theanine, an amino acid that relaxes you, dosing can vary widely
  •    3-7 grams of Arginine.  It’s a good HgH secretagogue. Take in the late afternoon
    • L-Arginine is found in almonds and chocolate; (can increase herpes virus, so be careful). Use L-Citrulline after 35 years of age.
  • Oral-micronized progesterone or pregnenalone can help. This route ramps up GABA.
  • INOSITOL, start at 600mg and you can go up to 4 grams at night 1 hour before bedtime
  • Avoid Statins and other medications that can interfere with sleep. Statins can also cause global amnesia and leg cramps.
    • Zocor (simvistatin), Lipitor, etc.
  • Snoring and sleep apnea coined OSA. This is a very serious condition and can cause death.
    • Use a pm-positioner, (an advanced dental appliance) not a c-pap machine, (continuous positive air-way pressure unit) Call your functional dentistry  practitioner
    • Can also use MRA or Mandibular Repositioning Appliance
  • Snoring and bruxing (see 30 and 31 below)
  • MSM, may help stop snoring and OSA sufferers from snoring.
  • MSM, is derived from DMSO and is often recognized as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Spray on the back of your throat 3 x’s daily

One in three people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep!

Avoid alcohol of all kinds if you suffer from insomnia

ALCOHOL AND THE BODY

  • There is a limit to the amount of alcohol anyone can process in a given time (approximately 1 oz. per hour).  Women metabolize alcohol at a slower rate than men. Sorry ladies! This limit is set by the number of molecules of the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase that reside in your liver.
  • Alcohol interferes with the distribution of nutrients and oxygen to the liver cells.
  • Alcohol causes the stomach cells to over secrete histamine and acid.
  • The intestinal wall fails to absorb thiamine, folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
  • Liver cells lose efficiency in activating vitamin D.
  • Deficiencies of protein develop.
  • Lipoprotein synthesis is accelerated thereby increasing blood triglyceride levels.
  • The body’s immune system is compromised.
  • The kidneys excrete increased quantities of magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc. 
  • This predisposes you to osteoporosis.
  • Amino acid metabolism in the liver is altered.
  • Bile production and excretion by the liver is altered.
  • Rod cells in the eyes are affected negatively.
  • Alcohol interferes with your medications.

When alcohol is consumed, there is a dangerous shift in the acid-base balance toward acidity.

Two or more Alcoholic Drinks per Night Produces:

                           1. Dry Skin

                           2. Kidney Stones

                           3. Dehydration

                           4. A Decrease in HGH (growth hormone), especially at night (70%)

Nutraceutical Supplementation

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The supplement industry is a non-regulated industry. 

This is a double-edged sword for the nutrient purchasing public.  Since no one entity oversees the supplement companies, you must purchase nutrients from physician-grade companies only!  This is paramount.  You would need a medical license to set up an account with each single company, but NeuroScience has done all of that for you!

I have visited a number of these companies and I am assured of their research, laboratory, and production testing.  The Doctors Supplement Store, (by NeuroScience, Inc.)offers nutraceutical supplements which are physician grade only. They have set-up a company that allows you to order high quality supplements and have them sent right to your door.

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  • Vitamin Research Products
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Questionnaires and Checklists

The best way to determine your condition and to help your practitioner is through testing and symptom checklists.  These are provided for you below. Take the forms and fill them out to the best of your ability. Take them quickly and do not over think the questions.

You can score these by yourself.

The following tests are provided below for you to complete:

  • Insomnia Severity Index
  • Modified Holmes and Rahe Social Readjustment Scale
  • Neurobehavioral Symptom Checklist

The Insomnia Severity Index

Name:                                                                          Date:                                     

  1. Please rate the current (i.e., last 2 weeks) severity of your insomnia problem(s).

                                                               None      Mild      Moderate   Severe   Very

  1. Difficulty falling asleep:              0             1             2                   3             4
    1. Difficulty staying asleep:            0             1             2                   3             4
    1. Problem waking up too early:    0             1             2                   3             4
  • How satisfied/dissatisfied are you with your current sleep pattern?

                                                                                                                             Very

Very Satisfied       Satisfied          Neutral                 Dissatisfied          Dissatisfied

               0                         1                      2                         3                                  4

  • To what extent do you consider your sleep problem to interfere with your daily functioning (e.g. daytime fatigue, ability to function at work/daily chores, concentration, memory, mood, etc.)?

      Not at all                                                                                                   Very much

Interfering           A little             Somewhat            Much                     Interfering

               0                         1                      2                         3                                  4

  • How noticeable to others do you think your sleeping problem is in terms of impairing the quality of your life?

      Not at all                                                                                                   Very much

Noticeable            A little             Somewhat            Much                     Noticeable

               0                         1                      2                         3                                  4

  • How worried/distressed are you about your current sleep problem?

      Not at all                                                                                                   Very much

Worried               A little             Somewhat            Much                        Worried

               0                         1                      2                         3                                  4

Guidelines for Scoring/Interpretation

Add scores for all seven items (1a + 1b + 1c + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5) =

        0-7  =   No clinically significant insomnia

      8-14  =   Sub-thresh hold  insomnia

    15-21  =   Clinical insomnia (moderate severity)

    22-28  =   Clinical insomnia (severe)

© C.M. Morin (1993)

Modified Holmes & Rahe Social Readjustment Scale

Reference:  Medical History Questionnaire  

Stress On a scale of 1-10 (1 being essentially none and 10 is the highest), estimate your level of stress associated only with any of the following stressors that you have experienced within the past 24 months (leave the others blank).  Multiply your Personal Perception rating by the Stress Index to get the score
  Events (I have experienced within past 24 months) Personal Perception (Scale: 1-10)   Stress Index   Score
Death of your child   x 100  
Death of your spouse               x 99  
Life-threatening illness   x 95  
Prison term               x 80  
Divorce     x 78  
Marital separation   x 68  
Death of a parent or sibling   x 68  
Fired from your job   x 65  
Pregnancy                x 60  
Hospitalization for serious illness   x 58  
Marriage   x 57  
Foreclosure on a mortgage   x 57  
Serious illness in the family   x 55  
Birth of a child   x 50  
Demotion at work   x 50  
Lawsuit against you   x 50  
Retirement   x 49  
Sexual problems   x 45  
Laid off from work   x 43  
Problems with boss   x 40  
Major business change   x 40  
Major change in finances   x 39  
Move to new town   x 38  
Death of a close friend   x 38  
Change careers   x 38  
Change in frequency of arguments with spouse   x 35  
Change in sleep habits   x 31  
Problems with co-workers   x 30  
Assuming a mortgage of over 25% of net earnings   x 29  
Birth of first grandchild   x 28  
Children leaving home   x 27  
Problem with extended family   x 25  
Significant lifestyle change   x 24  
Illness of more than one week   x 23  
Promotion at work   x 23  
Change in political or religious beliefs   x 20  
Assuming a mortgage of over 20% of net earnings   x 18  
Change in social life   x 17  
Change in diet          x 15  
Vacation   x 10  
Minor legal problem   x 10  
TOTAL  =  

Score                                       Interpretation

  • < 500                      Stress-free life
  • 500-1000              Low-stress
  • 1000-2000            Moderate-stress
  • 2000-3000            High-stress – almost certainly creating short-term cognitive

dysfunction and may eventually contribute to age-associated decline

  • >3000                    Danger zone – serious threat to your health, emotional well-bring, and cognitive function

NEUROBEHAVIORAL SYMPTOM CHECKLIST

Patient Name:                                                                                                                          Date:                                        

From time to time, everyone feels out of sorts, not themselves, nervous, depressed, irritable, or anxious.  Illness and prescription medications can alter behavior, perception, and mood states as well.  These questions are designed to assist you and your healthcare provider in identifying patterns of behavior and feelings that tend to affect the quality of your relationships with family and friends, performance at work, and your overall sense of well-being.  By sharing this information, you participate as a partner in exploring some of the possible underlying causes of any emotional or mental discomfort you may be experiencing.

Directions:

Please check the boxes that best describe your feelings and ability to function most of the time.  When answering each question, consider the degree to which your daily life is affected.

  1. Over the last year, I have experienced:

□ Becoming forgetful

□ Lapses in memory

□ Becoming less attentive

□ Less interest in normal activities

□ Feeling less sharp

□ Difficulty remembering people’s names

□ Difficulty making decisions

□ Problems finding the right words to communicate

□ Difficulty solving routine problems

□ Difficulty learning new things

□ Problems writing, reading, or organizing thoughts

□ Difficulty following instructions

  • I experience:

□ Lack of interest in normal activities

□ Loss of energy

□ Oversleeping or sleepiness

□ Sense of sadness for no apparent reason

□ Increased appetite, especially for carbohydrates

□ Fatigue

□ Symptoms that usually gets worse in the winter

□ Weight gain or weight loss

□ Difficulty concentrating and processing information, especially in the afternoon

□ Diminished sexual desire

  • I frequently:

□ Feel tense and have trouble relaxing

□ Have headaches and other aches and pains

□ Get crabby or grouchy

□ Have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

□ Sweat and have hot flashes in anticipation of events

□ Feel irritable or short tempered

□ Have trouble letting things go

□ Get angry for no apparent reason

□ Women only: Get worse symptoms prior to getting my period

  • I often:

□ Feel overly active and compelled to do things, like being driven by a motor

□ Have difficulty relaxing and unwinding when I have time to myself

□ Misplace and have difficulty finding things

□ Crave caffeine and stimulants to keep me going

□ Delay getting started when I have a task or work that requires a lot of thought

□ Get easily distracted by activity or noise around me

□ Have difficulty keeping my attention when doing boring and repetitive work

□ Fidget or squirm with my hands and feet when I have to sit down for a long time

□ Leave my seat in meetings or other situations in which I am expected to remain seated

□ Have problems remembering appointments or obligations

□ Have difficulty concentrating on what people say to me, even when they are speaking to me directly

□ Move around and kick in my sleep

  • I experience:

□ Waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep

□ Looking forward to catching up on my sleep on the weekends

□ Taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night

□ Stomach problems or nausea

□ Waking up repeatedly throughout the night

□ Waking up groggy and not well rested

□ Preferring to go to sleep later than midnight and waking up late, after 10:00 A.M.

□ Preferring an early bedtime – going to sleep between 7 P.M. and 9 P.M. and waking up early, around 5:00 A.M.

□ Jet lag

□ Difficulty turning off my thoughts when I lay down to sleep

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Douglas Laboratories

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Can Cleaning Scrape Off Tooth Enamel?

Can You Scrape Off Tooth Enamel By Cleaning?

Tooth enamel refers to an outer surface tooth layer that protects it from decay. It is the hardest material considered stronger than human bones.

In spite of its hardness and strength, it is prone to damage because of acids and toxins that develop in the mouth after eating sugary and starchy foods and beverages. In addition, plaque bacteria in your mouth produce acids to weaken tooth enamel.

Can Cleaning Scrape Off Tooth Enamel

This is, without a doubt, one of the common questions people ask their dentist. To answer the question precisely, no, it does not.

Dental cleaning does not scrape off or damage your tooth enamel. The sensation and scrapping sound of the dental tool may make you feel uncomfortable, but they do not affect enamel. Once the cleaning process is over, you might feel your teeth more sensitive to cold and hot foods and liquids. However, it does not indicate that your tooth enamel is scraping off.

It is worth mentioning that dental cleaning removes calculus and plaque buildup on the teeth. When you touch your cleaned teeth with tongue, they feel cleaner after removal of plaque buildup.

What Affects Tooth Enamel

Tooth decay or damages such as erosion or abrasion can affect your tooth enamel.

· Abrasion

This condition is when you rub something against your teeth. For instance, using a hard-bristled toothbrush for your teeth, poking toothpicks, or scrapping them when removing partial denture can cause enamel abrasion.

· Erosion

Overexposure of dietary acids is one of the reasons for erosion. The dietary acids regurgitated in the stomach can erode tooth enamel by producing toxins around the gum line.

Bottom Line

Overall, the enamel is the hardest covering layer of your teeth that protects them from bacteria and damages. Dental cleaning procedures do not scrap off tooth enamel. However, tooth damages such as erosion and abrasion can affect and erode it.

How To Strengthen Tooth Enamel Without Fluoride

Your teeth are part of more than just a pretty smile. Teeth are a window to your health and style. Study after study has shown how our teeth and gums can be affected by our health. In turn, studies have also demonstrated how our health and what we put into our bodies can affect our teeth and gums.

More and more, people understand just how much our teeth and our body are interconnected. Bacteria in the teeth and gums can cause heart disease and an unhealthy gut, and vice versa. What you put into your body and how you care for your teeth affects your health in the long run.

Why is oral health important?

Teeth are not just there to be pearly and white. When it comes to the human body, teeth have many essential functions.

Eating


Obviously, teeth are essential to eating. There is a reason why teeth are strong and need to remain healthy. Teeth need to be able to withstand the constant wear and tear of chewing and the power of the jawbones. Teeth are used to grind food down to make food particles smaller and more efficient to digest. Teeth are so important that for many animals in the wild, if their teeth are not healthy, they risk not being able to survive.

Speech

As there is so much emphasis placed on teeth for eating and cosmetic purposes, people may sometimes overlook the fact that teeth are essential for speaking well. Teeth allow humans to annunciate and create the correct sounds to communicate with each other. Shifting and missing teeth can affect speech in very noticeable ways.

Bone Structure


Teeth are bone, and bone is what gives each person’s face a unique shape. Facial appearance is affected by the form of a person’s jaw and teeth. Tooth loss can make the cheeks sink in, causing the face to look aged.
Unlike the bones in our bodies, teeth do not have a thick covering of fat and muscle to protect it. Teeth are subject to falls, bumps, and crashes and must be able to withstand impact.

Self-Confidence

A healthy set of teeth can provide confidence. Because teeth are front and center when a person presents himself or herself to the world, healthy teeth can give a boost of self-assurance. Their first appearance often judges people, and your smile is the first thing people see.

What Are Teeth Made Of?

Contrary to popular belief, teeth and bones are not the same. They do share many common features, but teeth are not bone. Both teeth and bone are made of calcium. 99% of the calcium in the human body can is in bone and teeth.

However, bones have living tissue and have a central core made of marrow. They are sturdy but flexible.

Teeth, on the other hand, are not living tissue and have no marrow. They are the hardest substance in the human body.

Made of layers of dentin, enamel, cementum, and pulp, teeth are not living tissue. The surrounding tissue is made of tough enamel, containing no nerves or blood.

The enamel and dentin are made mostly of calcium and phosphorous, both minerals. These minerals are what give the enamel (and bone) their hardness. These minerals are also what prevents teeth from decaying and developing cavities.
The core of a tooth is the pulp, which has nerves and blood vessels. The nerves and blood vessels within the teeth are part of the body’s more extensive nervous system and send messages back and forth from the teeth to the body. The body is continually providing the brain and body with information and vice versa.

As strong as teeth are, they are very vulnerable to infections and decay. Over time, demineralization of the enamel occurs because of their constant exposure to the outside world. However, this also demonstrates that teeth are subject to whatever the body is exposed to, both inside and outside.

What Causes Tooth Decay?

The reason most given for tooth decay is that humans need to brush, floss, and use fluoride more often. To a degree, this is true. When food debris, our teeth remain on our teeth for too long, the acids from the debris can eat through the tooth’s protective layer and dissolve the softer tissue underneath. If the acids eat enough of the outer layers away (demineralization), the pulp becomes exposed and infected. The result is called a cavity.
How did the debris get onto the teeth in the first place? And why does the debris turn into acid? The answers to these

questions depend on the diet, the type of food left on the teeth, and the pH balance of the mouth.
Dental caries (cavities) occur because of demineralization. Demineralization occurs for several reasons, but the main reason is that the teeth were not healthy enough in the first place. If teeth do not obtain enough of the necessary vitamins and minerals to develop strength, demineralization can occur relatively quickly. Ensuring that teeth get the essential minerals they need to stay healthy keeps demineralization from happening in the first place.

The phytic acid contained in the food consumed, inside the sugar and starches, can keep teeth from becoming strong and promote tooth decay. If the tooth is strong, bacteria will have a tougher time affecting the tooth and breaking it down. Bacteria in the mouth can increase by consuming sugars left on the teeth. The excess bacteria put out acid wastes as a byproduct. The acid then breaks down the minerals in the tooth, creating a cavity. If the enamel is durable, the acid cannot penetrate. If enough minerals become quickly, the enamel can remineralize and become strong. In this way, cavities cannot form.

Can Teeth Regenerate?


You can not regrow an entire tooth again, but you can remineralize them.

You can not regrow an entire tooth again, but you can remineralize them.

The dentin and enamel can regrow and become hard again through the buildup of minerals within the tooth. The demineralization of teeth is not a one-way pocess. Teeth can be remineralized to recover health and strength.
Teeth can heal themselves naturally, with some help from you. Although the entire tooth cannot regenerate, the outer layer of dentin does. Dentin’s powerful ability to regenerate and remineralize can allow the teeth to heal, and keep teeth healthy and strengthened.

Currently, traditional dentistry relies on metal, plastic, or glass dental fillings to repair teeth. However, a February 2018 article in Scientific American demonstrated a study in which teeth could become restored through regrowth. The study showed how teeth could be induced to grow back like skin, able to repair themselves—with a little assistance.
What kind of assistance? Teeth require a lot of minerals! Their strength requires enough reserves of calcium and other building blocks of teeth to remineralize. Because teeth cannot produce its own “building blocks,” it needs it from diet and additional supplementation.

How Vitamins and Minerals Effect Teeth

Maintaining healthy teeth through diet is one of the first ways to help teeth regenerate. Diet has a significant impact on teeth.
Teeth are more likely to regenerate if they have the foundation necessary to do so. Here are some of the vitamins and minerals needed to keep teeth healthy naturally. The diet humans consume can impact how these nutrients are used by the body to promote good oral health.

Calcium’s Effect on Teeth

As 99% of the calcium is located in bones and teeth, calcium is integral to healthy teeth. When the body does not have enough calcium for the 1% found in the muscles and blood, the calcium is taken from the bones and teeth. The lack of calcium leaves little left for teeth to be able to repair itself. Maintaining calcium and other nutrients is essential for healthy teeth.

Calcium within the teeth can be stripped away by acids within our foods and bacteria.

Vitamin D’s and Phosphorus’ Effect on Teeth

That calcium needs Vitamin D for absorption into the body. Without Vitamin D, the calcium consumed in the diet is not efficiently absorbed; therefore, wasting calcium. Just like Vitamin D, to use calcium effectively, the body also needs phosphorus.
Similarly, the body also requires an adequate supply of Vitamin D for remineralizing teeth. When people spend most of their time indoors, they may not adequately receive sunlight exposure. As a result, they may experience Vitamin D deficiency. Fortunately, you can intake Vitamin D by consuming vitamin-D rich foods and supplements. Such examples of foods may include fatty fish, mushrooms, egg yolks, and cheese.

Phytic Acid’s Effect on Teeth

Phytic acid is often called an “anti-nutrient” because it is a nutrient thief. It steals vitamins and minerals from the digestive system by preventing them from being digested. The list of minerals that it “steals” includes calcium. It takes calcium and other calcifying agents away from the human body, compromising healthy teeth. Not only that, but phytic acid also takes vitamins and minerals from the entire body.
Phytic acid can found in our modern grains, legumes, and nuts. Diets high in phytic acid are low in calcium and other necessary vitamins and minerals. When phytic acid is present, vital nutrients are squandered away and left unused. Even when consuming a sufficient amount of food, a person can still be malnourished if there is too much phytic acid present because the body can not use the nutrients. When removed from the diet, beneficial vitamins and minerals can begin to strengthen and remineralize teeth.

In short, a diet with even small amounts of phytic acid can compromise the absorption of nutrients into the body, especially minerals calcium. In the long term, when a diet contains high levels of phytic acid, the body begins to break down and slowly fall apart. Teeth are especially vulnerable to this slow breakdown, because the enamel and dentin in teeth rely on minerals obtained through diet. When these minerals are not available, teeth can demineralize. And then, be unable to remineralize without assistance.

Dietary Changes to Make for Healthy Teeth

Making changes into your diet is an easy way toward healthy teeth. By optimizing the diet, it sets the foundation for remineralization to take place. For some people, the right food could prevent tooth decay altogether.

Drink lots of water.

Water is not only good for your body, but it is also essential for the health and strength of your teeth. There is a reason why doctors and nutritionists prefer water as a beverage over all other liquids. Water is calorie-free, sugar-free, and acid-free. It will not break down or stain your teeth. Drinking or rinsing your mouth out with water after every meal is a simple way to remineralize the teeth if there is no access to a toothbrush.
Dry mouth is also a cause of tooth decay. Saliva is essential for a healthy mouth. Our saliva works to neutralize the acids in food and drink. Our mouth can then have an environment suitable for remineralization without acid. However, the temperature, weather, or illness can all result in a dry mouth. Drinking water can help to counteract these issues.

Eat Fewer Grains.

It is not grains that are the culprit. Many societies have consumed grains and lived well. Grains are what made civilization even possible for humans! Animals nourish themselves on grains and eat grains raw because their digestive systems are equipped to digest grains that way. Grain is good for humans, too. However, a human being’s digestive system requires extra processing of grain to consume it well. So, it is not grains that are to blame for its harmful effects on us. It is the way our grains are processed and cultivated in these modern times that is to blame.

The modern quick-rise breads and casseroles sold at the stores are not processed correctly. Essential processing steps generally used in most cultures have been skipped for the sake of convenience. There is a reason why most cultures soak or ferment their grains for long periods before cooking. The soaking simulates the natural process seeds go through in nature. Soaking makes the seeds more nutritious by deactivating the phytic acid and other nutrient inhibitors in the grains. Although this step takes time, it prepares the grain by breaking down substances that would otherwise make digesting difficult. Lastly, modern grains are also grown using chemicals and pesticides.

However, the modern grains we eat are bad for teeth in two ways. They have high phytic acid content, and they turn into sugar in the mouth, causing harmful bacteria to grow. The phytic acid in grains can interfere with our health in general. High phytic acid-containing foods include oatmeal, whole grains, nuts, and beans.

If consuming grains, choose organic whole grains. Look for words like “organic”, “stone-ground”, “sprouted”, “sourdough”, or “whole grain breads”. Pay special attention to how the grains you buy are processed and cooked. Even items marked “whole wheat” can result in phytic acid. Grains are very healthy for the body–if eaten in the right way.

Because grains are so pervasive in the modern diet, it is not always possible to avoid consuming grain products with phytic acid. This means that supplementation may be necessary to obtain the nutrients needed for optimal bone development.

Eat More Vegetables

Vegetables like kale, spinach, and broccoli are a good source of calcium and other nutrients. Eaten as salads, they also encourage a healthy mouth environment because of their fibrous texture.
Dry mouth is also a cause of tooth decay. Saliva is essential for a healthy mouth. Our saliva works to neutralize the acids in food and drink. If acid is neutralized by saliva, then our mouth can have an environment suitable for remineralization. However, the temperature, weather, or illness can all result in a dry mouth. Drinking water can help to counteract these issues.

Stay Away from Processed Sugar

White sugar and refined carbohydrates encourage cavity development. Even when Vitamin D and calcium are present, processed sugar can still create an oral environment perfect for cavities. Diets that are high in processed sugar causes the proliferation of harmful bacteria in the mouth, which produce acids in the mouth. These acids strip away the enamel on the teeth. Staying away from processed sugar ensures that these bacteria are kept to a minimum.

Heal Your Gut.

It does seem strange that healing the gut can create healthy teeth. However, teeth are the beginning of the digestive process, and the organs and tissues are interconnected. How can you heal your gut? Through the consumption of good bacteria, like probiotics.
An unhealthy gut affects teeth in several ways. The pH level inside the body affects the pH level in the mouth. If the pH level in the mouth is not correct, the mouth becomes acidic, and the enamel becomes eroded. An unhealthy gut can also have an overabundance of mutans streptococci. Mutans streptococci are the kind of bacteria known to cause tooth decay. An unhealthy gut also keeps beneficial vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, and Vitamin D from being absorbed. If minerals are not available to repair the tooth enamel, remineralization cannot happen.

Scientists are discovering just how important the gut is for overall health. Probiotics heal the gut by decreasing the number of harmful bacteria and creating an environment optimal for processing vitamins and minerals. If the gut is unhealthy, then the body is unable to digest food the way it should. Thus, the body will be deprived of essential nutrients, causing the body to become unwell.
Phytic acid is a phosphorous molecule that takes calcium away from the human body, compromising healthy teeth. The modern human diet and growing practices have produced diets high in phytic acid from grains and nuts. Diets high in phytic acid are low in calcium and other necessary vitamins and minerals. Upon removal of phytic acid from the diet, the beneficial vitamins and minerals can begin to strengthen and remineralize teeth. As a result, a healthy diet is essential for teeth health. You may also consider supplementation of minerals due to phytic acid’s presence in the modern diet.

How Teeth Can Be Remineralized

Just like skin, teeth can usually repair minor cavities on their own. By remineralizing, enamel can be strengthened and repaired before a cavity forms or becomes larger. Tooth decay can be healed with mineralization, to a degree. Remineralization is only useful on the outer part of the tooth. It is essential to start the task of remineralization as soon as possible to prevent any decay from going deeper into the enamel. Supplementation of minerals may be necessary to remineralize as quickly as possible.
Teeth are remineralized through a diet low in foods containing phytic acid, high in foods containing calcium and vitamin D, and supplementation of orthosilicic acid. What is orthosilicic acid? It is a natural form of silicon, one of the most abundant elements present in the earth. (To be clear, silicon and silicone—the human-made product—are two different products.)

Orthosilic acid is a natural ingredient found in seafood, seawater, and whole grains. It is sometimes called “soluble silica” because it is organic and edible. Orthosilic acid is involved in the development of collagen and bone by stimulating collagen and bone-forming cells. Studies have shown that orthosilicic acid promotes bone mineralization in both humans and animals. Silicon concentrations in humans become lower with age, especially in women. Studies show that low silicon content is present when there is decreased bone mineral content. Supplementation of orthosilicic acid can help bone, including teeth, become stronger.

Silidyn products are known for their extensively researched formulations focused on bone and connective tissue support. Silidyn products are available in pharmacies worldwide and, in the US, exclusively through Silidyn USA. Orthosilic acid, contained in all Silidyn products, maintains and optimizes good health overall. The company’s primary focus is providing bone and tissue regeneration. Extensive research drives all of the Silidyn products.
Because the modern diet, especially grains, prevents adequate absorption of the vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy enamel development, teeth may need a little boost to remineralize. Adding orthosilicic acid to a teeth maintenance regimen can provide your teeth with the help it needs to fight bacteria and acids. Nature’s wear and tear, and the mouth’s environment can compromise your teeth’s ability to stay strong. By providing your teeth with the right minerals, like orthosilicic contained in Silidyn, the teeth’s enamel can become healthier and stay stronger.

Resources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16205932

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-cavities-be-healed-with-diet/
https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20000927/keep-that-smile-calcium-vitamin-d-prevent-tooth-loss
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21748977
https://www.acam.org/blogpost/1092863/185723/Vitamin-D-Deficiency-and-Tooth-Decay
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3546016/

Orthosilic Acid

Silidyn Orthosilic Acid (OSA) is an effective product for helping to treat all types of conditions ranging from skin issues to arthritis to teeth health. A new and revolutionary product, Silidyn is fully absorbed into your skin for deep penetration into bones that may be causing you problems. The gel is an excellent vehicle for important components like:

  • Silicon
  • Harpagophytum
  • MSM glucosamine
  • Arnica Montana
  • Sytmphtum
  • Sabal serrulata

In addition to the potent orthosilic acid, these other ingredients pack a powerful punch for individuals who need support for their joints, stronger bones, stronger teeth and more relaxed muscles. This product is a must-have for all of your potential injuries and sore spots. According to the research, the active OSA ingredient in Silidyn gel is helpful for treating several important health conditions. Learn more about what Silidyn can do for you here.

What is Orthosilic Acid?

Orthosilic acid is a naturally-occurring ingredient found in common foods like vegetables, whole grains, and even beer. Many people refer to it as soluble silica because it is naturally-derived form of silicon, the compound used to form both collagen and bone. You can add all of the orthosilic acid you need through your diet, but you may also take supplements.

Products like Silidyn apply this ingredient directly to your aching joints and muscles so that it can be easily absorbed by the body. Their muscle and joint gel has the potential to support joints, soothe sensitive skin, form stronger bones, and relax the muscles.

While these are the main conditions that Silidyn is designed to treat, orthosilic acid supplementation can help with several other aspects of your health and wellness as well. It may help with minor conditions such as improving the strength of your hair, improving the health of nails, and improving your dental health. It can even be used to treat or prevent conditions like:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke


Benefits of Orthosilic Acid for Bones

The majority of injuries seen by healthcare professionals pertain to the musculoskeletal system. It makes sense that supporting this system would reduce the number of visits to physicians and emergency rooms each year. Silidyn provides your muscles with some of the essential ingredients they need to remain healthy and strong. Orthosilic acid is a key component to improving bone density and potentially treating issues like osteoporosis.

In 2008, researchers proposed that introducing orthosilic acid into women’s diets would help to shield them from bone density loss. A group of women diagnosed with the early stages of osteoporosis were assigned to two separate groups. One group took orthosilic acid supplements while the other received a placebo. At the study’s end, the women who took the supplement demonstrated better bone formation. This indicates that orthosilic acid could be a revolutionary treatment for osteoporosis.


Benefits of Orthosilic Acid for Collagen

One of the many things that can create stronger bones is the production of extra collagen. Given that orthosilic acid is proven to strengthen bones, it makes sense that it also plays a major role in collagen production. In turn, collagen production also plays a key part in the development and health of cartilage, which directly affects your joints. Collagen is a much-needed part of the body, so how does Silidyn affect collagen production?

Researchers found very early on that orthosilic acid stimulates the production of collagen. The scientists in charge of this study already knew that silicon deficiency in animals was responsible for defects in the bones as they grew. They hypothesized that absorbing orthosilic acid would spur the production of collagen, leading to stronger bones with fewer defects.  

In the end, they discovered that it was able to stimulate collagen type one synthesis in in-vitro cells. This finding is significant because it means that products like Silidyn are great for both muscles and joints.  


Benefits of Orthosilic Acid for Joints

Many people struggle with joint pain as a result of osteoarthritis and other related conditions. However, orthosilic acid can make this pain a thing of the past. Whether you take it as a dietary supplement of apply it topically to your aches and pains, this ingredient can promote the growth of healthy collagen production in your cartilage. This increased collagen can greatly reduce the amount of pain that you feel on a regular basis.


Benefits of Orthosilic Acid for Hair

A small study looked at the potential benefits of orthosilic acid for hair. Women who had fine hair took an orthosilic acid supplement or a placebo every day for several months. At the end of the study, women who took the real pill had thicker and stronger hair. In addition to making your hair more beautiful, many experts believe that orthosilic acid is also great for nail health.


How Might Orthosilic Acid Help Alzheimer’s disease?

It is believed that aluminum is one substance that contributes to new or worsening Alzheimer’s disease. Combatting that ingredient in the body can be a challenge, but silicon is one way to counter this harmful metal. Research is now beginning to develop a hypothesis that orthosilic acid, also referred to as soluble silica, can be used to treat aluminum toxicity that leads to worsening symptoms with Alzheimer’s disease. If this is true, there is potential to halt the progress of the disease as research continues to explore this key area.


How Might Orthosilic Acid Help Arthritis?

When it comes to arthritis, your joints are typically tender and sore because they are inflamed. Improving the cartilage in these areas can be extremely beneficial if you want to get your condition under control. Applying Silidyn to these areas helps you boost your collagen production, which in turn boosts your cartilage production and health. With healthier joints, you suffer fewer symptoms and may be able to resume some of the hobbies that you used to love.


How Might Orthosilic Acid Help Atherosclerosis?

Taking orthosilic acid supplements can also help in the prevention of atherosclerosis. Silicic acid and its derivatives are found in connective tissue and are present in the arterial walls. In one study, large amounts of silicon were found in fiber products that can affect the development of atherosclerosis. They concluded that these silicon products were a significant factor in the overall development of atherosclerosis. Taking orthosilic acid on a regular basis may reduce your risk of developing atherosclerosis.


How Might Orthosilic Acid Help Heart Disease?

As people age, scientists have found that they tend to have lower levels of silicon in their livers, hearts, muscles, and lungs. Most of the silicon that is found in these areas is in the form of orthosilic acid. Researchers found that the decrease in silicon in these areas was directly linked to the development of degenerative disorders, including the development of heart disease. That means that higher levels of orthosilic acid in the bloodstream could very easily be linked to a decrease in the development of heart disease.


How Might Orthosilic Acid Help High Cholesterol?

High cholesterol diets are extremely hard on the heart. Fortunately, orthosilic acid can help. The silicon contained in this ingredient can make the lining of your arterial tissue less permeable. Adding more silicon to your diet can reduce the risk or atherosclerotic lesions in the blood vessels when you are consuming a high cholesterol diet. While you do still need to make a change to your diet to address high cholesterol, orthosilic acid can help minimize the long-term effects that this condition may have on your heart and arteries.


How Might Orthosilic Acid Help with Stroke Risk Factors?

People who are at the greatest risk of having a stroke are those who have high cholesterol or heart disturbances. Orthosilic acid is a proven way to minimize some of the long-term effects of high cholesterol on the body. In particular, it helps to develop arterial tissue that is less susceptible to changes and lesions. With these two factors under control, stroke risk factors are significantly lessened.


Is Orthosilic Acid Safe?

Consuming orthosilic acid is completely safe, but you should be aware of what you are purchasing. You can purchase orthosilic supplements in natural food stores as capsules. Keep in mind that purchasing these dietary supplements is at your own risk because they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. They may be advertised as orthosilic acid or as silicon. Keep your eyes open for other ingredients that may be included in your capsules as well.

Despite these warnings, you should still be safe to consume orthosilic acid on a regular basis. After all, it is a naturally occurring product in seaweed, seawater, and even whole grains. Popular foods that contain high levels of silicon include products like:

  • Oat flakes
  • Whole rice
  • Beans
  • Tea
  • Bananas

If you are skeptical of taking it in capsule form, consider introducing more of these foods into your diet instead.

Products like Silidyn are excellent for immediate attention and relief from symptoms. This gel is a convenient way to introduce silicon into the body, directly where you need it the most. It is the proven way to restore function to your joints, strengthen your bones, and promote overall musculoskeletal health. Be sure to try this gel for some of your aches, pains, and other ailments as soon as possible!

Can Tooth Enamel Repair Itself?

Have you ever wondered how your broken skin heals and your cut hair and nails grow back? The structure of the human body is amazing. It has the ability to repair many of its wounded, damaged, or eroded parts.

For instance, your body takes a few months to knit a fractured bone. However, can it repair or re-grow your tooth enamel – the hardest substance in your body? Well, if you want to know the answer, then read along.

What is Tooth Enamel?

Tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in your body. It is the durable outer most layer of your tooth. Enamel has a natural white color, and it comprises of rock-hard calcium phosphate. It protects teeth-dentin, i.e., the layer just beneath the tooth enamel.

In case you do not know, dentin is the largest dental tissue that consists of microscopic tubes. If the tooth enamel erodes, bacteria enter the dentin. From here, the infection penetrates the softer inner tissue or pulp. The blood vessels and the nerves run through the dental pulp.

Therefore, the enamel is the outer covering that protects not only the dentin, but also the delicate nerve tissues inside. While enamel is harder than teeth bone, it can become weak or even completely damaged. If you have a sweet tooth and often indulge in sugary foods, then you are more susceptible to enamel erosion.

Erosion of Tooth Enamel

Your mouth is the gateway to your body; it opens the window to your overall health. Many studies have established the fact that your oral health has a connection with your overall well-being. Your mouth is a battleground for the harmful and beneficial bacteria.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NICDR), the good bacteria help to maintain the oral ecosystem. On the other hand, the harmful bacteria destroy the protective layer of your tooth, i.e., your tooth enamel.

In case you do not know, the harmful bacteria thrive on the sugary and starchy food that you eat. When you munch on a sweet snack, the bad bacteria become active and produce acid. Because of the acid attack, the tooth begins to lose its minerals. This process is demineralization.

Symptoms of Tooth Enamel Erosion

Chomping and sipping sugar and starch for a long time causes the enamel to chip and wear away. Some of the early signs of enamel erosion include:

  • Discoloration of the Tooth: The teeth begin to look yellow as the translucent tooth enamel erodes, thereby exposing the yellow dentin beneath.
  • Increased Dentin Hypersensitivity: The cavities in the tooth enamel and dentin allow bacteria to enter the pulp. This eventually leads to extreme tooth sensitivity.
  • Susceptible to Wear And Tear: Brittle teeth have a higher propensity of chipping or breakage.

If your enamel begins to erode and decay, it is better to address the issue and prevent the covering from complete damage.

Can The Tooth Enamel Repair Itself?

Your mouth remains under constant acid attack due to frequent consumption of sugar and starch. The repeated acid attacks lead the tooth enamel to demineralization, i.e., continuous removal of minerals. You may also see a white spot on the tooth affected by the acid attack.

It is the first stage of tooth decay, and the enamel itself can repair or reverse the damage. At this stage, the saliva comes into play. Saliva contains essential minerals, including calcium and phosphate, which help the tooth enamel in “re-mineralization.”

However, it is important to know that tooth enamel is not living tissue. Therefore, once it goes, it cannot grow again. All you can do is to help the tooth enamel reverse the damage and replace the mineral loss. However, what can you do to prevent the enamel erosion? Let us find out.

Build Back the Tooth Enamel

The constant acid attacks weaken and destroy the tooth enamel. It is important to understand that the formation of cavities is permanent damage that requires dental filings. In addition, no product, toothpaste or gel can make your enamel re-grow.

While you cannot re-grow the tooth enamel back, you can strengthen and repair the enamel through restorative procedures. For instance, you have to revisit your dietary habits and limit your sugar intake.

Today, many products are available, including toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental guards, which may help you prevent the damage.

Dietary Changes

While brushing and flossing are crucial to preserving the tooth enamel, controlling your diet is also important. If your enamel is yet to wear out completely, changing your poor hygiene and dietary habits can do great service to your teeth.

  • Avoid food and drinks with a high quotient of starch. (see our list of high alkaline foods)
  • If you cannot resist carbonated sodas, use a draw for drinking it – This helps to prevent the acid from contacting the tooth enamel.
  • While you are munching acidic treats, sip water in between. This helps to wash away the particles that may cling to your teeth. In addition, it helps to neutralize the mouth.
  • Chewing sugar-free gums helps the production of saliva. Not to mention, saliva contains calcium and phosphate that protect your tooth enamel.

See Remineralizing Teeth

Heavy Metal Detoxification

Guided-Wellness Modules

HEAVY METAL and “WHOLE BODY

DETOXIFICATION Program”

We live in an ever-increasing toxic environment. The evidence is all around us and internally within us! Once a year detoxification measures are really not enough for the massive chemical assault that we are under on a daily basis. Daily attention to diet, lifestyle, your immediate environment, plus a nutritional regimen that supports the liver conjugation and excretion of bodily toxins is paramount. The release of your stored body toxins without a plan for their safe biotransformation and conjugation can cause toxic build-up and extreme stress and sickness in the body.

WHAT CAUSES TOXICITY?

Simply put; stress, environmental toxins, the Standard American Diet, (SAD) really!! And heavy metals, including many cosmetics and most all medications. Mercury, lead cadmium, arsenic, pesticides, insecticides, dioxins, furans, phthalates, VOC’s, and PCB’s are just some of the toxic substances that have created toxic body burdens in our daily living.

THERE ARE 3 FORMS OF MERCURY

1.ELEMENTAL MERCURY, HG, no charge, (this is mercury contained in fillings)

2.IONIC MERCURY, HG++, (this is highly absorbed in the gut)

3.METHYL MERCURY, CH3HG+, (this can be deadly, this is mercury vapor

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NOTE: What is listed below is a compilation of great products, protocols, and methods to clear your body of many toxins, including, HEAVY METALSI strongly recommend you consult with your, MD, NP, DC, DDS, NMD, ND, etc., to help you with this process.

REMOVING MERCURY CORRECTLY MAKES A PERSON HEALTHIER!!!

for; allergies, chronic fatigue, inflammatory disease, obesity, diabetes, cancers, skin disorders, CFS, FM, mental and emotional disorders, headaches, migraines, G-I disorders, chronic pain control, anxiety & depression, cardiac issues, autoimmune diseases, MSAlzheimer’s, neurological diseases, and Heavy Metal Toxicity.

WHY IS MERCURY and METAL TOXICITY SO INSIDIOUS, YET SO DANGEROUS?

HEAVY METAL TOXICITY:

∙Decreases thyroid function

∙Decreases gut function and reduces HCL production in the stomach

∙Decreases nitric oxide NO and endothelial function

∙Causes: SUPPRESSION of the IMMUME SYSTEM

∙Has been linked positively to many NEUROLOGICAL DISEASESincluding autistic spectrum disorder’s

∙Interferes with ATP energy production by displacing magnesium

∙Inactivates many critical enzyme systems, it’s a co-factor un-coupler.

∙Mercury, especially, crosses the BBB & the placental membrane and is taken up by the fetus

∙High levels of mercury can be found in the brains of ALZHEIMER patients

∙Heavy metals can produce diseases of insidious onset over 20 years of Heavy Metal accumulation

A Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study with 2,165 women ages 40-59 years old found that those with LEAD levels over 6.4 ug per dl, had the highest blood pressure levels.

∙It alters DNA synthesis and causes SNPS in your genes, (DNA Polymorphisms)

www.IAOMT.org

HEAVY METAL TOXICITY, decreases Nitrous Oxide (NO) endothelial function

NO is the molecule of life

NO is made in the endothelium. It’s a gas and it relaxes smooth muscle. Although, if not enough NO is made, the cells can’t relax and go back to normal. This is a barrier dysfunction and causes arterial stiffness.

This results in LGS and LVS, leaky vessel syndrome

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THE ORAL-REJUV, HEAVY METAL DETOXIFICATION PLAN

Safe mercury removal is absolutely critical. Why, because the toxic release of mercury vapor increases enormously during this process. Mercury vapor readily combines with fatty tissues. That is to say that every lining of every cell membrane in your body, including your brain, is affected. That, my friends, is nearly 100 TRILLION CELLS!

This is a major league BIG DEAL!!! When this vapor is released it binds to sulfur, which is the bacterial breakdown product of bacterial activity (can you say infection) and then becomes methyl mercury. This is the more deadly form, and is exactly why you need someone trained in the proper mercury techniques like us!

DO NOT let any DDS, DMD, MD, or PhD. tell you this is not important. It absolutely is a very big deal and can cause you to become terribly sick!

If you do not eliminate daily, you are toxic and you need a colon cleanse!

DO NOT start any detoxification protocol if you are constipated

You May Continue the Pre-Detox Following the Scenario Below

HEAVY METAL TOXICITY

A recent JAMA study linked toxic lead in blood with an increase in High Blood Pressure.

Health Magazine, p. 74, September, 2003

A). PRE-DETOXIFICATION preparing your immune system for battle!

The 1st Step in the detoxification process is to enhance the Immune system so it is able to handle the toxic dumping of mercury into your body. This can occur anytime, before or after,

removing your mercury fillings, provided you have no serious immune deficiency.

The protocol that follows, prepares the immune response to react more favorably to the toxic load, in order to minimize the effect of releasing Mercury into the G-I Tract and the Bloodstream.

NOTE: This process should be undertaken for 1-3 months, especially if you are immuno- compromised. If you are not immuno-compromised, you may remove your toxic fillings first and then start this regimen at the same time.

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ALWAYS DO A COLON CLEANSE FIRST WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SCENARIOS…

1)Aqueous Mg chloride, for explosive diarrhea

2)GNC Super -1- colon cleanse

3)Dual Cleanse, 800-694-9135 or GNC

4)3 Ballerina Tea (Senna Tea by Truong Giang Corp.)

5)B-Sure, colon health (100% Psyllium Husk Powder)

6)Colonics by a Hydrocolon Therapist

7)Complete Cleansing Fiber part 2 (Trace Minerals Research, 801-731-6051)

8)Organic Bowel Cleanse (senna and psyllium free by Renew Life, 800-830-1800)

9)Cascara Sagrada, ” Aged Bark”, 425 mg is a stimulant laxative

10)METABOLIC CLEANSE, Douglass Laboratories, $79.00 (products 9,10 & 11 are fantastic)

11)METABOLIC REJUVENATION, Douglass Laboratories, $110.00

AFTER YOU’VE UNCLOGGED YOUR DRAIN:

You Can Begin the Liver and Gall Bladder Cleanse

Recommendations are:

Anti-Inflammatory diet for one month (See Anti-Inflammatory food’s list)

Follow the DIRTY DOZEN and the CLEAN SIXTEEN foods lists

The 80/20 Alkaline diet for one month. (see list)

LIVER, GALL BLADDER CLEANSE after the colon cleanse

ION CLEANSE, this is a foot cleanse that detoxifies through the bottoms of your feet

1 fresh squeezed lemon once per day, in a tall glass of clean water, alkalinizes your system and the biofilm in your mouth.

Take One of these Three

for 1 Month

1. PALEOCLEANSE, D4Health, comprehensive support for phase 1 & 2 liver conjugation (one month) Cytochrome P-450, enzyme system support

2. BIOTICS NUTRICLEAR, (one month)this is a protein formula that stimulates the liver enzymes in the P-450 Cytochrome system

3. PRO TOXI CLEAR, Nu-Medica

Ground flaxseed 2 heaping tablespoons, bid. (AM then PM)

Increase massage as it increases lymphatic drainage

Increase Vibrational Power Plate usage 2 x per day (increases lymphatic drainage)

WALK a minimum of 20 Minutes Per Day or 10,000 steps, monitor with a fit-bit

Chlorophyll bid, am and pm

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Green Powder (Greenstid. These are anti-oxidants that neutralize oxidants

Olive Oil and Coconut Oil for cooking and salads. Stay far away from store bought dressings. Do not overheat the oil!

ARGENTYN 23, professional grade of silver hydrosol to eliminate all oral and G-I infections

(Also a great natural antibiotic with healing properties)

Oregano, excellent for eliminating GI parasites, great for foreign trips (Biotics Research)

Limit: POTATOES and BANANAS during the detoxification period. They are high-glycemic foods.

AVOID ALL PROCESSED FOOD, especially

SUGAR!

Eat fresh GINGER and PINEAPPLE daily (great for the gut)

EAT ALL FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES (organic, see dirty dozen list)

Chlorella, am and pm

Spirulina, take in the am

Aged Garlic, eat one clove per day

“R”-Lipoic acid, (must be” R” form) 600 mg bid. (Quicksilver Scientific) 800-647-0074 www. LifeExtension.com

Increase Arugula consumption (helps with phase-II liver conjugation)

Eat BEETSBEETS and more BEETS! A good source of BETAINE HCL. Full of fiber, vitamins and a great source of silicon (SILICA) and great for bone growth!!!

Liposomal glutathione 500mg (or MEYERS COCKTAIL I-V.) Mountain States Health Products

DIM or INDOLE-3-CARBINOL, (I-3-C)

MEGA GREEN TEA with GREEN COFFEE EXTRACT (www.LifeExtension.com)

This is absorbed 60% better than green tea and enhances phase -2 enzyme liver conjugation

NAC, N-Acetyl Cystiene, 400-500 qd. (can use as a nasal inhalant) synthesized from methionine and serine (2 amino-acids)

Take NAC, N-Acetyl Cystiene after Mercury removal

ARGININEgoes to citrulline then to NO, (NITRIC OXIDE) (THE MOLECULE OF LIFE) and this decreases MERCURY!!!!…. if you are 40 years plus, take NEO-40

Calcium-D-glucarate, 500mg qd. (up to 6 caps per day) as this:

Decreases free radical oxidation

Decreases estrogen formation

Increases chemical detoxification

Increases Heavy Metal detoxification

Increases detoxification of xenobiotic estrogens

~Biotics Research Review, 2005

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MORE HELPFUL IDEAS for PRE-DETOXIFICATION

Increase fiber, increase bulk!

Infra-Red Sauna txt’s, daily, excellent for Autism. The cost is around $3,000.

Stress counseling, when appropriate

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY, esp., if extreme fatigue or CFS or fibromyalgia, etc.

Protandim, boosts catalase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase

CO-Enzyme Q-10, 200 mg qd.

Intenzyme forte, Biotics research corp. (A proteolytic enzyme)

Avocodos, great source of saw palmetto and Co-Q-10

Need B-complex vitamins, Complete B or B Replete (Life Extension or Nu-Medica)

REMEMBER:

All drugs and medications are acidic and toxic, causing free radical oxidative stress

METFORMIN is probably the best big-pharma diabetes drug: it is the #1 prescribed oral hyperglycemic drug for diabetes, it has been shown to decrease some cancers.

~LifeExtension Magazine, 2012

Dr. Elson Haas, The New Detox Book, pp. 24-26

Protect your #1 asset; your health, your life!

A WORD ABOUT GLUTATHIONE

Glutathione:

Helps to maintain a high redox potential. ELDERLY PEOPLE die from viruses because they have low GSH levels which cause low REDOX potential’s. This is your most potent intracellular antioxidant.

Decreased Glutathione has been found in many of the Neurological diseases like:

Parkinsons, (Shule, 200 et all)

Decreased mitochondrial function

Decreased glutathione causes fatigue, muscle aches and mood swings.

Immune dysfunction (Powell 1999)

Also been linked to diabetes, Autism and Alzheimer’s disease

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Depleted GSH cannot protect you against cellular apoptosis, (pre-programmed cellular death). Apoptosis is normally a good thing, but too much of a good thing,

is not always so good! The problem is that OH- radicals oxidize glutathione. In other words, they deplete it. Oxidized glutathione causes apoptosis, or pre-programmed cell death.

An example of the problem is when Tylenol causes your glutathione to become oxidized or depleted, thus, causing cellular death or apoptosis. You see, there is always a Redox balance, called the Redox potential, between the reduced state and the oxidized state.

GSH =’s, Glutathione that is in the reduced or helpful state. Inside of our bodies we are largely reduced, or ready to tackle the bad guys called free-radicals. In the reduced state, Glutathione can donate electrons to the detoxification process. This helps produce energy in the metabolism cycle.

GSSG, this is the oxidized form and is NOT good. You must have higher GSH levels & lower GSSG levels. Again, you need some oxidized levels, just not too much or you mess up the cytokine cell signaling system (Redox signaling). We need to be oxidized a little for balance just not too much. Got it? ______ (See my article on Reduction-Oxidation Potential in Module 7)

NOTES:

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B) THE DETOXIFICATION PROTOCOL, step-2 __ During the Mercury filling

Removal Process

Avoid ALL methylating agents while your Mercury fillings are being removed! Call us if you have any questions. This process should take NO LONGER than 2 months.

This 2nd Step of the Detoxification process is the removal of your toxic mercury fillings and the protection of the dentistry team and patient.

We use all the steps recommended by the IAOMT.

The concept of removing your fillings properly is extremely important. Why, you ask? Because improper removal can result in large amounts of mercury vapor entering the body’s bio-system

and cause further accumulation of toxic mercury in the gut and neurological tissues.

Protocol for Amalgam

Removal (for the “GUT and the

BRAIN”)

Remove ALL amalgam MERCURY fillings properly by using:

1.BENTONITE CLAY FORMULATION for cationic metal exchange

2.DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

3.PROBIOTICS

4.ACTIVATED CHARCOAL (Optional) (during HG removal only)

5.CHLORELLA and SPIRULINA

6.CHITOSAN binds anionic bile salts

7.METALLO-CLEAR, for heavy metal metabolism (from Metagenics)

8.Ultra Potent C Powder, ¼ tsp bid (from Metagenics) or see # 16

9.ADVACLEAR, Metagenics, for Bifunctional detoxification support

10.IMD, with ALKA-C, both from Mountain States Health Products

11.EDTA Calcium powder with magnesium malate This is great for decreasing arterial calcification (Longevity Plus 800-580-7587)

12.IODINE and IODIDE at least 12.5-25 mg., (Iodoral, order from Doctors Supplement Store*)

13.CAPTOMER, 250 mg, Thorne

14.CHOLESTYRAMINE good for mold toxins

15.LIPOSPHERIC GLUTATHIONE

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16.LIPOSPHERIC VITAMIN-C

17.LIPOSOMAL R-LIPOIC ACID

18.METAL-X-SYNERGY, from D4H, contains Modified Citrus Pectin. YOU CAN STAY ON THIS ONE FOR A LONG TIME!!!

C)THE POST-DETOXIFICATION PROTOCOL ___after your fillings are removed

WHAT IS CHELATION THERAPY?

Chelation Therapy has been proven in hundreds of thousands of clinical examples to effectively remove toxic metals from people’s bodies. According to the CDC, over 60,000 Americans have used some form of chelation therapy in the past 12 years. Many major health insurers have policies endorsing chelation therapy as the appropriate therapy to address heavy metal toxicity. (See the policies of Aetna, Blue Cross, and Cigna as three examples).

The package warning label of Thimerosal states that in the case of overexposure, chelation therapy should be used. Recently, the National Institutes of Health launched a chelation therapy trial for adult heart disease patients. Furthermore, at Arizona State Universitya three-month trial of chelation therapy in autistic children is now under way.

CHELATION THERAPY IS SAFE

The side effects of chelation, at the dosing levels used with children, appear to be both mild and manageable. Because chelating agents also bind to minerals (they too are metals), a possible side effect is mineral depletion. This is managed through mineral “repletion” by supplementing with extra minerals. _USE CONCENTRACE LIQUIMINS, 21-34 DROPS per day to bowel tolerance.

A secondary potential side effect is kidney or liver stress induced by the pace of detoxification. This is addressed by temporarily adjusting the dosage. Most doctors treating autistic children run monthly or bi-monthly lab tests to monitor for these issues.

In the FDA’s Federal Register addressing the approval of DMPS as a bulk compounding agent, they note, DMPS has been used to treat heavy metal poisoning. At doses reported in the literature for this indication, DMPS appears to be relatively nontoxic, and serious

adverse reactions associated with its use have not been commonly reported.”

ORAL CHELATION

Zeolite’s

First: you need to supplement with a complete

Vitamin B Formula, see life [email protected] DSS store

NCD, Natural Cellular Defense, 15 ml drops by WAIORA, a powdered form of” ZEOLITE” NCD support.com NCD Contents: alumino-silicate ZEOLITE

Clinoptilolite 24 mg

4-5 Di-Cyclo, Disilico, Dimagnesium, Di Alumino Oxyo, Trihydrate

Livaplex, a natural antibiotic that digests bacteria Standard Process

ION FOOT CLEANSE, this pulls toxins from the pores

in the bottom of your feet

Detoxification Products for

Heavy Metal Chelators

EDTA

DMSO, Nu- Medica, to lessen Hg burden

DMPS, to lessen Hg burden

OSR-I, developed by Boyd Haley, PhD. (not yet FDA approved)

ZEOLITE Cages, NCD, oral

NBMI, a newer chelating agent

DETOXAMIN tm

IMD, INTESTINAL CLEANSE (silica that binds methyl mercury) Highly purified silica that binds Mercury &

other heavy metals in the intestines. It also binds Methyl Mercury trapped in the entero- hepatic circulation. IMD does not enter the bloodstream, so it does not lead to spikes in blood mercury levels, (Mountain states health products, Inc.)

Enzymatic whole body cleanse, (www.enzy.com)

ZEOLITES, (see NCD, WAIORA above) these are cages that trap heavy metal ions and

Balance the body pH, also accomplished through dietary principles.

Support immune function

Remove heavy metal toxins

No SFX (side effects)

Formed from a Zeolite, ash-lava formation

SHINGLES SYMPTOMS DISAPPEAR with use of Zeolites and ARGENTYN-23.

ACZ nanoAdvanced Cellular Zeolite (Results DNA)

ACS NanoAdvanced Cellular Silver Zeolite (Results DNA)

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Binds 1st with mercury & removes free radicals (ACS 2000) Binds up nitrosamines and Viral sub-particles, an oral chelator

(You can use these two products together)

ORAL CHELATION

Garry Gordon MD, DO

Must chelate with B-Vitamins when oral chelation is implemented, using Zeolite cages helps to make sure the macro & micro mineral status is not depleted.

Bio-Chelat TM, for heavy metal detoxification. A German product that creates a highly electric-magnetic gradient in the G-I tract, which pulls heavy metals from the body tissues into the blood and excretes them via the kidneys and the stool. Is gentle and does not interfere with the macro & trace mineral balance! This is a really big deal!!

Calcium EDTA, rapid infusion

CALCITITE TRACE MATE: (calcium) ethylene diamine tetra acetate, EDTA

oAn ideal mercury chelator, (Gary Gordon MD, DO)

EDTA; function is to bind heavy metal ions to it and then exchange them with the Ca++ ions

EDETATE, forms a stable compound with the heavy metal which then becomes Non-Ionic and loses its toxicity. This detoxifies the metal and renders it inert!!

Works for Hg, Cd, Cu, Al, Fe, Pb.

BEYOND CHELATION IMPROVED, (BC-I), LONGEVITY PLUS, GG, MD, DO.

OTHER PRODUCTS and NUTRIENTS that can assist in DETOXIFICATION

Standard process protocol

cho la cal, [email protected] $30, an “absorptive clay”

for-fil, B-12 builds blood and fortifies bile

Livaplex, a natural anti-biotic that digests bacteria

CO-Enzyme Q-10 and PQQ _______________ from life extension

CONCENTRACE TRACE MINERAL FORMULATION, to restore minerals from the chelation process

The PK-PROTOCOL, for cellular membrane integrity, ___ Patricia Kane MD

Increase exercise, as this optimizes mitochondrial biogenesis

CALORIC REDUCTION, does the same thing, and also decreases FROS

RECTAL SUPPOSITORIES, for chelation

DETOXAMIN, rectal suppositories, 30-90 days, very effective for adults and children

∙ bypasses the hepatic-portal circulation system

∙ the ION CLEANSE foot bath, see above

∙ OSR-1, not yet on the market, should be out soon

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TESTING FOR HEAVY METAL TOXICITY

SERUM COMPATIBILITY TESTING, Clifford reactivity testing and or Bio-Comp testing

HMT, Elisa immune testing, NeuroScience, the leading test system for confirming immune responses to metals and other antigens,

MERCURY TRI-TEST, Quicksilver Scientific, a blood, urine, and hair analysis. HMT, DMPS URINARY CHALLENGE TESTING, Metametrix

RITA METER TESTING for ionic charge

SPECTRACELL TESTING, for nutrient deficiencies

PORPHYRIN TESTING, increased urinary porphyrins are the functional biomarkers of toxicity and reveals the effects of toxicants in critical biochemical pathways. (Metametrix) Increased urinary porphyrins indicate toxic levels of:

Mercury,

Lead,

Arsenic and other

ORGANIC chemicals

TOXIC EFFECTS PROFILE tmconditions associated with toxicity: Source: Metametrix laboratory

Headaches

Skin conditions

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Inflammatory diseases

CHRONIC FATIGUE

Chronic muscle fatigue

Brain fog

Chronic infections

WEIGHT GAIN

Food allergies

Gastro-intestinal problems

Dizziness

Migraines

Visual disturbances

Anxiety

Chemical sensitivities

Increased cancer risk

wwwIAOMT.org

LABORATORY TESTING for DRUGS

1. AMERITOX, Medication Monitoring Solutions: for drug testing

Guided-Wellness Modules For Practitioners

INTRODUCTORY MODULE

                       The Biological Dentistry                  Oral-Rejuvenation Program             for ORAL PRACTITIONERS  

 

 A Self-Help Modular Health Program

Optimal Oral Health for Life

THOMAS J. LOKENSGARD DDS NMD ABAAHP

THE BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY PROGRAM INCLUDES:

The complete program including 7 Clinical Modules which are available as e-books to members who have signed up for the membership website and an additional          7-patient intake modules.

The Core Seven Step Program includes:

  1. BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY, NF-k Beta and SILENT INFLAMMATION
  2. FACIAL REJUVENATION and COSMETIC DENTISTRY
  3. ORTHOPAEDIC ORTHODONTICS and FACIAL GROWTH
  4. TMD, HEADACHES, APPLIANCES and MOUTHGUARDS
  5. DENTURES, IMPLANTS and RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
  6. NATURAL NUTRIENT REGIMENS for DENTISTRY
  7. SNORING, INSOMNIA and OSA SPLINTS

ALSO, INCLUDES 7-RELATED PRACTICE SUB-MODULES for the Biological Clinician

  1.  Whole Body Detoxification
  2. Financial and Insurance Documents
  3. Referral and Self-Help Documents
  4. All Consent forms
  5. Read Your Own Labs
  6. Periodontal and Ozone Therapies
  7. Remineralization Therapies for Teeth and Bone

“The early cellular detection and diagnostic program that emphasizes a healthy lifestyle.”

Protect your Number 1 Asset, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE !

A COMPLETE PROGRAM for OBTAINING and

MAINTAINING OPTIMAL ORAL HEALTH and

WELLNESS for practitioners.

                                                                                                                                                                              www. HolisticDentistryTN.com

 HOW TO READ YOUR OWN LABS, BIO-INFLAMMATORY MARKERS

  • Your Anti-Aging Report Card
  • How to Read Your Own Lab Results
  • The New Anti-Aging Biomarkers
  • Diabetes, Blood, Sugar Control
  • Laboratory Values and Optimal Ranges
  • Bio-Inflammation marker listing
  • Laboratory and Testing Protocols

   ORTHOPAEDIC ORTHODONTICS and FACIAL GROWTH

  • Migraine and Headache Control
  • What is Facial Orthopaedics
  • What’s Wrong with Having Crooked Teeth
  • Early Interceptive Treatment
  • Natural Periodontal Protocol
  • The Advantages of Expansion Orthodontics

SNORING, OSA and APPLIANCES

  •   Sleep, Snoring and useful remedies
  •   OSA and Insomnia Program
  •   Arthritis Prevention Program Natural Cholesterol and Cardiac Health
  •   Mitochondrial and Energy Support
  •   What is Biological Dentistry
  •   Detoxification and Heavy Metal Toxicity Program
  •   Restless Leg Syndrome

TMD, HEADACHES and SPLINT THERAPY

  • Fibromyalgia Program
  • General Detoxification Program
  • Immune Function and Immune Balancing Protocol
  • Preventive Healthcare Tips for Kids
  • Periodontal-Oral Inflammation Program
  • TMJ-TMD Protocol
  • Splint Therapies that Really Work

To complete this list, there would be hundreds of articles. This is just a small example of what is in this program.

THE MOST INTRICATE MACHINE

An Amazing DNA Creation

In the 1950’s James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick made one of the most important discoveries ever.  It was the key to lifecalled DNA (Deoxyribo- Nucleic Acid). This is the living blueprint, the key to living systems and cellular reproduction.

Dr. Crick, an atheist, using mathematical probability analysis, determined the probability of one DNA molecule arising spontaneously to be 1X’s 10 to the 40,000 power. 1X’s 10 to the 50th power is considered a mathematical impossibility.  He remained an atheist, as he then launched the theory of “Panspermia”, wherein aliens came to earth and impregnated the human female species. Pretty amazing!

 THE LIVING BLUEPRINT vs. THE BUILDING BLUEPRINT

Consider this:  A building is constructed from a set of paper sketches, telling the construction crew the design of the building, the materials, the electrical schematic, plumbing, doors, windows, etc. It’s built to spec, has a useful life, housing people, businesses, and residents. It has to be painted, cleaned and repaired on a periodic basis during its useful lifespan which is usually a couple of hundred years on the average.

Eventually, it rusts or rots and decays into a pile of useless rubble until another similar structure takes its place using a different set of blueprints. In this case, however, the beach sand stays put!

The ocean salt water contributes to negative ion generation, or “Earthing”, and the sand helps with alkalinity, proper voltage (grounding) and the detoxification process.

THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS GO BAREFOOT ALONG THE BEACH.

                                  You’ll learn all about this in The Detoxification Module

On the Other Hand,

We Have the Living DNA Cellular Blueprint

Which Looks Like This:

Two living cells, each with their own unique set of DNA blueprint instructions, meet then merge into one cell then start dividing into 2 cells, then 4, 8, 16, 32 and continue growing, dividing and multiplying.  There are multiple growth phases as the individual reaches, say 20 years or so, at which time the cells are pre-programmed to slow down the ANABOLIC or growth phase and begin the maintenance phase.

Growth then continues until it reaches maturity. The bony skeleton has great strength for its size and weight. It stops growing around 20 years of age, yet continues to heal itself when injured throughout its lifetime. At a certain predetermined time, each cell is pre-programmed or set to self-destruct. This is determined by your genetics and is beginning of the CATABOLIC phase. You will learn about this in Module-7.

This is the pre-programmed cell death or cellular apoptosis phase.  It is signaled by the genetic switches and genes that are programmed to turn on at certain times in the life of the organism.

The DNA blueprint is programmed to:

  • Grow for 20 years, reach maturity, then stop growing and maintain itself
  • Move and rest
  • Think and breathe
  • Reproduce and procreate
  • Talk and laugh
  • Reason and inquire
  • Feel and exhibit emotion
  • Heal and repair itself
  • Cellular apoptosis, each cell in your body has a pre-determined

                                      DNA end point or death.

Copyright © 2017 by Dr. Thomas J. Lokensgard

All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book

may be reproduced in any form, or by any electronic or mechanical means, including

information storage and retrieval systems, without the permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review.

First Edition

This program is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians, dentists, chiropractors or naturopaths. The reader should regularly consult his or her primary provider, in matters relating to his or her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.  The information provided in this program is designed to provide helpful information on the subjects discussed.

Introduction

The Biological Dentistry Program

A Self- Help Modular Health Program

The Early Cellular Detection and Diagnostic Self-Help Program that

Emphasizes a Healthy Lifestyle

A Step by Step Approach for Practitioners and Your Patients

Table of Contents

Age-Rejuv Program Outline.

Gateway to Better Health.. 1

Taking Responsibility for Your Health.. 3

Why Can’t My Doctor Keep Up?. 4

How this Self-Help Program was Born.. 5

Health Education.. 9

Authors Introductory Note. 11

The Most Intricate Machine. 13

What is Anti-Aging Medicine?. 15

Integrative Medicine. 17

Cellular Metabolic Medicine. 19

What are the Whole Body Systems?. 21

What is Neurotransmitter Balance?. 23

Therapies and Treatments. 25

32 Ways to Reverse the Aging Process. 27

How to use this Self-Help Program… 29

Laboratory Testing. 33

Your New Health Care System Chart 35

Nutraceutical Supplementation.. 37

What is the Connection?. 39

About the Author. 41

Glossary. 43

Notes. 47

THE BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY PROGRAM

The “ORAL-REJUV” Program

Welcome to the Biological Dentistry Program

Thank you for choosing The BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY PROGRAM to start your wellness journey.  A pledge on your part, to change your oral health and balance your body’s system’s is a huge commitment. I believe this decision is extremely important and remain equally committed to your success.

I believe that you will see dramatic results as you continue along.  This is an educational, as well as a clinical experience with your chosen provider.  Should you have any questions, please contact us anytime at our web address: www.HolisticdentistryTn.com

Working together, this program’s methodology treats the whole person, not just your symptoms. Starting with your mouth, it focuses on finding the causes of your health concerns, through metabolic testing and symptom checklists. Optimization of your oral system then becomes the focus by applying the appropriate dietary, dental and nutraceutical measures. 

“For each and every pharmaceutical solution to a symptom, there is an equal and in most cases a better natural solution”

This includes, naturally balancing your digestive function and inflammatory mediators. It also includes a detoxification protocol. Think in terms of WHOLE BODY SYSTEMS. This is extremely important! It is also the basis of this program.

The Biological Dentistry Modules incorporate the best of anti-aging protocols and procedures, alongside a holistic approach, to ignite your body’s natural ability to heal itself. This program also relies on anti-aging laboratories that utilize more accurate and optimal ranges for measuring bio-inflammatory markers.

The lab ranges used in allopathic medicine are much too broad and are much less diagnostic.

 Good luck to you in your wellness journey.

Thank you again!

Yours for better health,

Dr. Thomas J. Lokensgard

EALTH BEGINS IN YOUR MOUTH!

“MOUTHING OFF”

“You Cannot Have a Healthy Body Without A Healthy Mouth”!

 I just saw a commercial TV ad with some lady talking about having a “smart mouth” of some sort.  Seems as though it was a bad breath commercial, but it got me to thinking.  THERE IS A DEEPER MESSAGE HERE, which is, your MOUTH is the WINDOW TO YOUR BODY.   It is the beginning of your digestive tract, the enzymatic functioning process, immune detection system, metabolic food processing and inflammatory control center, just for starters. 

As you might envision, everything you put in your mouth must be broken down into its amino acid, saccharide, and lipid component parts.  (protein, sugar, and fat). This is an amazingly complex process requiring a lot of sequential steps.  This is just the beginning.  The really cool thing is the more you know about the process the healthier you can and should become.  Not only is this a physiological process, but an educational one as well.

The process itself requires, probiotics, enzymes, proper pH, cellular signaling, co-factors, correct functioning of the nervous system, macro and micro nutrients, minerals, proper mucosal barrier functioning, and lots of energy in the useable form of ATP. 

If these systems aren’t operating at optimum capacity, you are in trouble and you may not even know it.  Secondly, this is precisely why you need to go to a BIOLOGICAL or HOLISTIC DENTISTRY CLINIC like ours.  What interferes with this process?

How about:

  • STRESS, it messes with everything and increases fros, (free radical oxidative stress).
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity, increases gut inflammation which decreases nutrient absorption
  • Periodontal Disease, interferes with cognitive, cardiovascular and inflammatory systems
  • INCREASING AGE, screws up everything! I’m just sayin’, much more on this.
  • A Weakened Immune System, increases autoimmune disease.
  • Poor Nutrition, spelled junk, fast, processed, low-fat (means high sugar), poor protein quality, ALL-NATURAL, yup that’s right, they are usually lying, modified, GMO, boxed, micro-waveable, frozen or canned.
  • SUGAR, SUGAR & MORE SUGAR, Sorry but true! This includes too much alcohol.
  • Nutrient Deficiencies, Co Q-10, Mg+, Zn+, Selenium and IODINE, just to name a few.
  • Environmental Toxins, too many too mention.

PERIODONTAL HEALTH  

The Heart-Periodontal Link

Periodontal health has been closely tied to vascular health in many studies since the Harvard Medical School established the link in 2001.  Suboptimal periodontal health occurs when specific types of bacteria proliferate in the gums and mouth, causing imbalanced inflammatory responses.  The good news is that today we can test you for these specific bacteria.

 Many fascinating studies are showing that good oral health is linked to optimal cardiovascular function, blood sugar metabolism, and even cognitive health.   Suboptimal periodontal health directly activates inflammatory genetic switches, such as nuclear factor kappa Beta (NF-kB), which impacts endothelial cell layers in the blood vasculature.

This is a very big deal!  This is the genetic switch that turns on ALL INFLAMMATION ! .

This periodontal-related imbalanced inflammatory response leads to effects on various parts of the body including the heart, brain, liver and kidneys.   Blood sugar metabolism also affects periodontal health.

 Periodontal health is therefore linked to wide-reaching aspects of overall health. The goal of these modules is to help you achieve OPTIMAL and TOTAL BODY HEALTH.

“Our health is our number one asset.  We must protect it”

Topics that are Very Important for You to Know

  • There is a relationship between sleep apnea and cancer tumor increase
  • People who routinely skip breakfast are much heavier than those that don’t, why?
  • Silent Inflammation is the root cause of chronic degenerative disease and it starts in your mouth
  • You must eat more protein as you age but your ability to digest it greatly declines
  • You should not drink water with your meals, especially cold water, really?
  • Free radical oxidative stress, occurs when you overeat, (this is REALLY BAD STUFF)!
  • People who chew their carbohydrates well, convert more of the sugar into energy and as a result stay thinner
  • Mercury toxicity: shuts off HCL production in the stomach and increases your autoimmune dysfunction. It also interferes with normal thyroid and gut functioning

“Optimal Oral Health for Life”

“YOUR MOUTH IS THE WINDOW TO YOUR BODY”

The most common disease state in the world is dental decay.  The second is periodontal disease.  The connection between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease has been firmly established. 

If your dentistry team has diagnosed inflammation in your mouth, you also have unchecked chronic inflammation in your body.  This can lead to a myriad of unhealthy, nagging symptoms, such as:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • digestive issues
  • bad breath
  • weight gain
  • memory loss
  • gas
  • bloating
  • anxiety

This can be the beginning of more serious health conditions such as:

  • candidiasis
  • cardiovascular disease
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • accelerated aging
  • hormonal imbalance
  • hypertension
  • Pancreatic and other Cancers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low birth-weight babies
  • Toxicity

This can be reversed or slowed by beginning with some healthy lifestyle changes.

Where do I start?

Take responsibility for your health.  Understand the basics of a healthy lifestyle and eating habits.

 Here are some key things you need to do to take the necessary steps to make better decisions on your road to health. This is where you start.

 Help yourself to make better decisions by starting this program:

YOUR HEALTH STARTS IN YOUR MOUTH!

Poison in Your Mouth

Only you can take care of your body!!!

We’ve all read the seafood warnings: “The FDA recommends that women who are pregnant…limit consumption of certain seafood’s due to the risk of high mercury levels.” So we know that mercury is toxic and we shouldn’t eat it. But what about mercury that’s already in your mouth… permanently?

If you have amalgam fillings in your mouth (the silver kind) you have mercury embedded in your teeth, right next to your blood brain barrier.  Mercury is at its most toxic when the filling is placed or when mercury vapor is released into the mouth via chewing, drinking hot drinks, etc.

So: you could still be inhaling the vapor even if the fillings were placed decades ago.

Still not sure how toxic it might be? Dentists have been using amalgam fillings since the 1800′s, so it can’t be too bad, right? Wrong. The FDA recently released this warning: Dental amalgams “contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous system…”

Mercuryfreedentists.com

http://www.holisticdentalnetwork.com/

 

MERCURY SCIENTIFIC FACTS

Removing mercury fillings makes a person healthier if you do it correctly! Mercury accumulates gradually in the fatty tissues and that means the brain. Many practitioners are not trained to look in the mouth when treating syndromes such as, lupus, autism, CFS, fibromyalgia, MS, etc. The ADA’s position on the subject is that there is no correlation between poor health and mercury. That is a little like saying, there is no correlation between low-hanging dark clouds and rain. The NIDR’s position is that studies on the subject are now beginning. The NIDR is the FDA’s   research arm for dentistry. REMEMBER:  absence of proof is not proof of absence.      

Dentistry Today Volume,29, NO.2

  • Mercury is released out of every silver filling immediately upon implantation and continues to release through the filling in vapor and gas form.
  • Every filling implanted in the teeth contains 43%-55% pure elemental mercury.
  • There is no safe level of mercury
  • 10 fillings =’s, 5 grams of mercury. They leak HG the whole time they reside in your mouth
  • 1 microgram, or 1 millionth of a gram contains 3 trillion Mercury atoms.
  • Scientific documentation has demonstrated that there is an absorption rate of 80% or more of inhaled mercury vapor.
  • Heavy metals cross the placental barrier and end up in the cord blood
  • Latest scientific facts from autopsies show the number of amalgam fillings in the mouth correlates with the amount of mercury found in the brain tissue, pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands and kidneys.  Also, lesions on the brain and in the spinal column where discs literally have fused together from the mercury.
  • Heavy Metal removal frees up the immune system
  • Science has well documented that mercury causes various metabolic physiologic changes in living tissue and organs, including SUPPRESSION OF THE IMMUNE FUNCTION.
  • Science has shown that chronic exposure to minute doses of mercury will cause an accumulation of mercury to occur during the life time of the organism.  This is due to the slow rate of elimination of mercury from the body.
  • Mercury and its various compounds cross the placental membrane in concentrated measure and are taken up by the embryo and fetus.  There is evidence that the fetal brain levels of mercury are 30% greater than maternal blood levels of mercury.
  • Significant quantities of mercury can be passed to the nursing child through the mother’s milk.
  • Mercury(Hg) can produce diseases of insidious onset which may be delayed as much as 20 years or more from initial exposure. (body threshold is the key)
  • High levels of mercury have been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s victims.
  • Today, only 3 States have Hg warning labels on amalgam fillings
  • WE PERFORM A VERY SAFE and EFFECTIVE  Hg- REMOVAL TECHNIQUE, …..IAOMT.COM

IMPORTANT!

Mercury amalgam fillings, also known as “silver amalgam” fillings, are made up of 43-50 % mercury, one of the most toxic substances known to man. Mercury vapors are released from these fillings twenty-four hours a day, and the act of chewing releases even more of these toxic fumes.

Safe mercury amalgam removal from the mouth is critical! If you have these types of fillings, and you elect to have them removed, make sure your dentist knows, understands and follows all safety protocols for the removal of mercury from the mouth. Improper removal may result in the greatest exposure you’ve ever had at any point in your life.

Safe mercury removal and mercury amalgam replacement begins with an understanding of what mercury is and what makes it so harmful to humans. Mercury in its natural state is an element that is a liquid metal. This silvery looking liquid metal is somewhat stable in this elemental form. You could probably swallow this liquid elemental metal without any noticeable adverse effects.

 However, when it turns into a vapor or gives off the invisible gas form of mercury, it becomes potentially very deadly–so much so that many scientists consider mercury vapor as one of the most toxic substances.

Mercury vapor readily combines with fat rich tissues (the lining of every cell membrane and neurological tissue, especially the brain). When it binds to sulfur (breakdown products of bacterial activity) it becomes methyl mercury, it’s more deadly form.

That’s why when dentists defend mercury and their filling’s, they refer to the safer elemental mercury and don’t know that the fillings release vapor, especially with heat and chewing; and when it combines with methyl products of bacterial activity in the mouth, it can be fatal. Deadly methyl mercury vapor may be formed by air turbine dental drills, producing tremendous amounts of heat from friction.

Therefore, when removing mercury amalgam dental fillings, it becomes very important to follow safety protocols and assess each individual patient to protect them from toxic exposure; reduce any mercury vapor during the procedure; and aid them in eliminating this toxic element from the body.

Dentists who do not believe that mercury amalgam fillings are potentially harmful should be avoided as they most likely will do nothing to protect you. Even many dentists that believe mercury fillings are bad and may not place them, still do not adequately practice safe mercury removal protocols.

 See the IAOMT website for further details.

Remember… Early detection is NOT prevention!

THE IMPORTANCE OF MERCURY AMALGAM REMOVAL

The purpose of removing mercury amalgam from your teeth is to eliminate a major source of heavy metal toxins and thus inflammation from entering your body’s biosystem. However, the removal of mercury amalgam is potentially extremely dangerous to you, me, and my staff. It is also dangerous Tto the environment if certain proven safety measures are not followed. The IAOMT protocol that is used includes, most if not all, of the following:

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  • Supplements to include cleansing foods and immune boosters, you may begin any time prior to your appointment

  • A water tight rubber barrier flossed around the necks of the teeth

  • A saliva ejector placed under the barrier to remove mercury vapor

  • A high speed suction placed next to the tooth called clean-ups
  • Rather than drilling the mercury indiscriminately, we section and remove the filling in chunks  

  • A high volume Dent-Air-Vacuum placed next to your chin (Elephant trunk) **

  • A negative ion generator placed behind the chair to bind up any mercury vapor that escapes the vacuums

  • Copious amounts of water sprayed at the amalgam to keep it cool

  • Available medical oxygen delivered through a N2O monitoring system mask

  • Strict observation of the 7-day cycle and midline rules

  • Sequential removal of the most electrically negatively charged fillings first (Rita-meter testing)

  • A mercury trap is in place that contains 99+% of mercury waste to ensure environmental friendliness                                               

These steps are taken to provide your body with the least amount of

mercury exposure possible thus allowing the best possible chance of

an improvement to your health.

** Our equipment has been tested by NASA mercury vapor test equipment and has been shown to be 100% effective at capturing any expelled Mercury vapor.

“Those who want to help will find a way, those who don’t will find an excuse”

THE BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY PROGRAM

How this Self-Help Program was Born

With so much confusion over what some refer to as health care delivery, the current medical model concept, most definitely needs major revision. What has taken the place of personal responsibility for one’s health is an expensive, ineffective, bureaucracy  that is paid for by some distant third party payor.  

Thus, no one knows what health care is really costing our society. This program will begin a journey for you to unravel the mystery of what  true health really is, just as it has done for me. 

 It is now time that you take control of your own healthcare and your practice as government has proven time and again that it cannot help you out in a crisis situation.

HIPPOCRATES said over 2,000 years ago, ” Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food”. This is an idea that has been lost through the Ages. Same thing with naturopathy,  homeopathy, natural cancer and cardiac cure’s to name just a few. What has taken the place of personal responsibility for one’s health is an over-the-top expensive, ineffective, bureaucratic machine that is paid for by some distant third party payor. Thus, no one ever knows what health care is really costing our society.

REMEMBERYOUR HEALTH IS YOUR  NUMBER ONE ASSET.  YOU MUST PROTECT IT!!!

SO,  HOW DID THIS PROGRAM COME INTO BEING?

In the middle of the 1990’s I began to realize that something was missing in traditional medicine and dentistry. I began to question the inherent logic of throwing pharmaceutical drugs at every symptom that a patient had. At that time clinicians, it seemed to me, had not made the  connection between optimal health and nutrition. This began my journey into, “what does nutrition have to do with it?” I made a trip to Nashville after joining the ANA and discovered a group of MD’s, DDS’s, and DC’s that were plugged into a nutritional- medical model that was fascinating. I immediately bought in and it changed my life.

A month later, as I was attending a nutritional seminar, the speaker said something very powerful. It hit me that the piece that was lacking in the medical puzzle was nutritionally-based yet medically- missing. He said, “There is a battle being waged, but it’s not against your doctor or the medical establishment. The battle is being waged in the GROCERY STORE.” I thought about this for years and have finally concluded this speaker was correct. This was well before I’d ever heard of GMO foods or really understood much about nutrition. So fast forward a bit. I sold my dentistry practice in Minnesota and spent three years earning my NMD degree in Birmingham, Alabama. I then joined the A4M, pursued board certification and fellowship status which really tied it all together for me. Since that time my passion has only grown. This program is the fruit of that passion.

Today we are bombarded with medical misinformation brought to you by way of deceptive TV advertising and pseudo agribusiness. Numerous studies abound promoting GMO foods and Big Pharmaceuticals.

 It is well past the time that we need to OWN RESPONSIBILITY for our own personal health.

The good news is that there are a few forward-thinking and practicing doctors out there who have the same passion I do for natural health.

To this end you’ll need…

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  • Knowledge based in factual science
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  • Commitment and follow-through
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  • Personal responsibility

This program will…

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  • Teach you optimal oral health and oral disease prevention
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  • Teach you the key components which are module-based that are intricately linked
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  • Teach you WHOLE BODY SYSTEMS and their intricate connections to oral health
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  • Show you the basic testing panels that you need to optimize your oral health
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  • Show you how important the control of SILENT INFLAMMATION is to your health and how Inflammation is the centerpiece to your well-being
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  • Provide the symptom checklists for you and your patients

Medical  knowledge  doubles every 3 1/2 years, so if  your doctor has  not  kept pace, then he or she also is  miserably out-of -date. Whom then suffers? Thats  right. You Do!

This system will benefit anyone who wants to begin  learning  the very latest in BIOLOGICAL  DENTAL HEALTHCARE.


WHAT IS BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY?

Biological Dentistry, also known in some circles as holistic dentistry, is the equivalent to functional medicine as its goal is to get to the cause of your oral health issues.  It is also termed Bio-compatible or Bio-mimetic dentistry. These names are synonymous and interchangeable.  As we now know, thanks to The Harvard Medical School, inflammation is DIRECTLY -LINKED to the condition in your mouth. This means that ANY ORAL INFLAMMTION begets chronic inflammatory mediator release in ALL of your other organ systems. This is a VERY BIG DEAL, and is why we are so concerned with any infections that may be present in your mouth.!!  Biological Dentistry deals with:

  1. Identifying infections of the teeth, face and jaws
  2. Understanding heavy metal toxicity and its physiological effects
  3. Knowing how to render damaging and toxic heavy metals inactive by proper removal (IAOMT Protocol)
  4. Implementing proper detoxification protocols
  5. Implementing detoxification protocols and detoxification testing
  6. Choosing the best biocompatible replacement dental materials                                        (Serum compatibility testing)
  7. Understanding the oral inflammatory connection to chronic degenerative disease
  8. Utilizing applicable oral inflammatory disease bio-markers
  9. Understanding the role of proper nutrients in oral and systemic CDD
  10. Explaining the periodontal-oral inflammatory and cardiovascular connection (Oral Bio-Inflammatory testing)
  11. Knowing the functional orthodontic- TMD connection
  12. Understanding how to manage acute and chronic oral inflammation (NFkb)
  13. Identifying osteoporosis and its role in oral and gingival-periodontal health
  14. Practicing neuromuscular and functional appliance dentistry
  15. Incorporating dental sleep medicine and OSA into your patient care protocol.
  16. Improving the role of immunity by enhancing Secretory IgA function                                                                             (The NEI-GI oral brain connection)
  17. Incorporating and utilizing nutrients that support oral health and bone health.
  18. Understanding PH, salivary, GI health and its connection to immune health.
  19. Identifying the most bio-compatible dental materials for your situation
  20. Utilizing natural methods to maintain oral systemic health (probiotics & sIgA)
  21. Managing pain naturally as a 1st line defense to reduce systemic SFX. (Side effects)

Summary

  • To eliminate oral disease. 
  • To restore the oral environment to a healthy function and a healthy state.
  • To eliminate gingivitis, periodontal disease, oral inflammation and infection.
  • To eliminate cavitations, galvanism, and heavy metal toxicity.
  • To restore proper TMD function and occlusal stability.                                        (including neuro-muscular function)
  • To eliminate arch instability and deficiency.
  • To increase masticatory and orthognathic function.

WHAT IS THE CONNECTION?

What do all of these conditions have in common with each other? They are what you would call Chronic Degenerative Diseases. CDD’s all have a common thread running through their cause and they take many years to develop. They have a large metabolic component in their etiology.

What is the common thread running through all of these conditions?

  • Age-Associated macular degeneration
  • Allergic diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney failure
  • Lupus
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Surgical complications 
  • Wrinkles

THE ANSWER: “Chronic Inflammation”

 Remember to always think in terms of WHOLE BODY SYSTEMS! Thanks to the Harvard Medical School, the connection is now firmly established.   In 2001 they linked cardiovascular disease to periodontal disease.  Since that time, many other CDD’s have now been linked to silent inflammation as well. Begin MODULE 1 on Inflammation.                                                                                 

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine; http://www.a4m.com

“Natural forces are the healers of disease”  ~Hippocrates 460-377 B.C.

Taking Responsibility for Your Health

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and which medicines they take their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny!”                                                                                                                            ~Thomas Jefferson

According to the U.S. Surgeon General…

“Of the 2.2 million deaths in America each year,

1.8 million of these are dietary-related.”

At a time when health care delivery changes with each passing day, it is time that you solidify your plan for optimal health for yourself and your family. This is one of the most important things that you must do!

Remember:

YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR NUMBER ONE ASSET AND YOU MUST PROTECT IT!

Many of my patients are beginning to take responsibility for their own health. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I find a common thread is simply, because they want to.  I also find my patients to be very engaged in their pursuit of optimal health. This begins in the mouth.

They are on a quest to find the right doctor, the right nutrients, and the right information concerning their own health. This seems to be a trend.

What is really at stake here is your healthActually, it’s your life!

Then, on top of this, there is alleged misleading advertisingbrought toyou, courtesy ofthe food, medical, dental, and pharmaceutical industries, designed exclusively to sell products. There are tens of billions of dollars spent, per annum, on conventional medicine and even more on integrative and functional health care.

 

You do not have to be a prisoner of your genetic potential. Not Anymore!!

This program’s methodology treats the whole person, not just your symptoms.

 

 

 

Why Can’t My Doctor Keep Up?

The sheer volume of new findings is simply inundating doctors with reams of paperwork. Today, health practitioners are so overwhelmed with the crushing burden of bureaucracy and patient load they cannot possibly keep up with the explosion of new scientific data emerging daily!!

Doctor’s average over 15 hours per week doing paperwork

Adapted from Life Extension Magazine; www.lef.org/magazine/

“Any DEAD FISH can swim downstream.

 It takes courage to swim upstream against the current”     Rhea Perry

ANTI-AGING MEDICINE IS ALL ABOUT LIFESTYLE

LIFE IS 10% ABILITY and 90% ATTITUDE.

“If the treatment is killing your patient, then stop the treatment”

~Charles Krauthammer, MD

Health Education

The primary tool in Disease Prevention

Preventive Aging Medicine is one of the fastest growing, newest specialties of Medicine and has the most profound effect on health and wellness.  Rather than treating the symptoms of disease, Cellular Metabolic Medicine identifies the histological cause of illness and disease long before symptoms are evident.

Our goal is to improve quality of life through Health and Age Management by preventing disease at the cellular metabolic level.  By identifying the blood, salivary or urinary markers for chronic degenerative diseases, silent inflammation can be controlled before it manifests itself as a disease state

Now more than ever, people are searching for a better way to manage their health.

What they are looking for is…

  • A scientifically-proven approach
  • How to take charge of their own health because they believe in personal responsibility
  • Knowing how to find a like-minded physician
  • A new way to take control of making life changes for a healthier lifestyle

This program is designed to spare you from reading page after page of ineffective textual material and to get right to the heart of the health matter. It summarizes books, texts, seminars and journals for you, and gives you a roadmap to better health.             

REMEMBER… YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR  NUMBER ONE ASSET.     

YOU MUST PROTECT IT!!!

Hospital infections kill 200 people a day in the United States

1 in 3 hospital patients admitted die within one year

www.worldhealth.net

“What saves a man is to take a step, then another”    ~ C.S. Lewis

 

 

Returning to the Hippocratic Oath, we remember to:

 

“First, do no harm”

 

Then, the Ancient Adage:

 

“Let your food be your medicine”

WHAT’S WRONG WITH HAVING CROOKED TEETH?

Can’t we just wait, then fix them with braces?

Dr. Weston A. Price discovered that in all healthy societies, those eating a traditional diet which included some animal fats, proper vitamin and mineral content, had strong teeth and bones.

Their arches were also properly developed and their teeth were straight. If a child is lacking in proper growth, for any reason, FULL FACIAL DEVELOPMENT can still be accomplished by correcting the facial bony structure’s using functional orthopaedic correctors, early in a child’s developmental phase.  How is this accomplished?

  • Proper tongue position is on the palatal ruggae on the roof of the mouth.
    • Proper tongue position is instrumental in the developing of the dental arches.
    • Normal arch position is influenced by proper tongue and muscle position.
    • Thus, if the tongue and the muscles of the face are in the wrong position, the dental arches will not develop properly and will become constricted.
    • Dental expansion appliances put your child’s tongue in the proper position and influence the growth plates as they develop the arches laterally or wider.
      • This is extremely important!

While we can create straight-looking teeth with traditional bicuspid extraction orthodontics, the dental arches necessarily become MORE CONSTRICTED and thiscontributes to moreTMJ DYSFUNCTION and less stability in long-term retention.

So if the dental arches, both upper and lower jaws, are not corrected before facial growth is completed, they will remain constricted or underdeveloped. Thus, the upper and lower jaws will not have enough space to accommodate all of the permanent teeth. This is really bad news!

Braces alone, do not address the underlying causes of restricted facial development and improper arch form.

  • Once a child’s body has completed its growth phase, it is much more difficult to correct the narrow bony structures in the face.
  • Although with good nutrition and early proper orthopedic expansion therapy, even after the growth phase, it is still possible to improve the facial structures as they continue to grow and achieve   FULL FACIAL DEVELOPMENT.
  • In fact, in many cases braces can make matters worse! Why? Because after the lack of proper nutrition and incomplete growth of the face and jaws, one may have corrected straight teeth with traditional orthodontics, but could still be permanently left with:
  • Underdeveloped dental arches
  • Underdeveloped sinuses in the head
  • Narrow nasal passages
  • Constricted ear canals
  • Poor speech patterns
  • Constricted glands in the head
  • TMJ Clicking and popping
  • A pre-disposition toward sleep apnea, OSA
  • Stage 3-4 tonsillar constriction
  • Malocclusion, (a bad bite)
  • Limited space for the tongue
  • A longer looking face
  • A bigger looking nose
  • A flatter lip profile
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • More dental decay
  • Posteriorally-displaced condyles
  • This causes the retruded chin look
  • TMJ disorders
  • Headaches

We can also correct the bone structure in future generations with good nutrition and proper development before conception, during pregnancy and growth.

WHAT is CRANIO-FACIAL ORTHOPAEDICS?

Facial orthopedics has the potential to improve functional conditions, promote a more favorable jaw relationship, guide the development of the dentition, and improve the position of misaligned teeth. This allows for more favorable placement of the:

  • TMJ’S
  • The Nose
  • The Teeth
  • The Chin

Functional Orthodontics or Early Interceptive Orthodontics

  • Today, Orthodontists, Pediatric Dentists and General Dentists are discussing and treating orthopedic problems in the mixed dentition (early facial development) phase.
  • Early treatment is superior treatment.
  • Some Orthodontic practitioners gear their practices to treatment in the permanent dentition only. This completely misses a window of opportunity to capitalize on facial growth plates. We believe that capitalizing on facial growth is SUPERIOR TREATMENT.
  • Clearly, an orthodpedic  problem, such as a constricted (narrow) upper arch, a retrognathic  mandible (displaced chin), or a deep overbite is much easier to treat in the mixed dentition. When treatment is instituted early, 80% of the malocclusion (bad bite) can be treated with orthopedic expansion appliances and the remaining 20% solved with the straight wire appliance (fixed braces).
  •  This two phase treatment approach ensures that in excess of 95% of our mixed dentition cases can be treated non-extraction and non-surgically

 WHAT ARE SOME of the FUNCTIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC ISSUES?

  1. Dental Cross-bites
  2. Under developed arches (upper and lower)
  3. Crowded teeth
  4. Airway constriction
  5. Large tonsils
  6. TMJ Problems
  7. Deep bites

These problems should be corrected earlier rather than later. When we correct out these growth issues through orthopedic expansion you can sleep, breathe and talk better. The self-esteem factor will also improve with this procedure. The end results that we see in our clinic are nothing short of fantastic.      

       ORTHOPEDIC ORTHODONTICS: Three Phase Treatment

  • Phase 1           Orthopedics, preparing the bone and dental arches
  • Phase 2           Orthodontics, aligning the teeth (Brackets or Aligners)
  • Phase 3           Retention, holding the teeth in their new position

Today, capitalizing on the growth plates, much like the tectonic plates in the Earth’s crust, gives us a substantial advantage in changing facial dynamics. Today, we are treating orthopedic problems in the mixed dentition.

 Early treatment is superior treatment. Here’s why:

Two leading orthodontic researchers, Dr. Donald Woodside, Toronto, Ontario and Dr. James McNamara, Ann Arbor, Michigan, worked extensively with adolescent monkeys and functional jaw repositioning appliances and reported that condylar changes only occurred when the monkeys were actively growing.

The research clearly demonstrates that today’s orthopaedic clinician’s will obtain the ultimate response while the patient is actively growing.  This is when the growth plates are active and the reason why earlier treatment is superior treatment.

Clearly, any orthopedic problem such as:

  • a constricted maxillary arch
  • a retrognathic mandible
  • or a deep overbite

is much easier to treat in the mixed dentition phase.  When treatment is instituted early, 80% of the malocclusions can be treated with orthopaedic appliances and the remaining 20% solved with the straight wire appliance (fixed braces) or clear-correct, cad -cam orthodontic trays.

This two phase treatment approach ensures that in excess of 95% of our mixed dentition cases can be treated non-extraction and non-surgically. The 3rd phase is the retention phase.

The bottom line is: that if we want the best treatment for our younger patients, we must treat orthopedic problems such as transverse, sagittal, vertical or functional problems in the mixed dentition stage, prior to the eruption of the permanent teeth.

The end result is that the newly widened dentition, which is done SLOWLY OVER TIME is MUCH MORE STABLE and LESS LIKELY to RELAPSE. ………………………This is very good news!!!

WHY SHOULD I DETOXIFY?

If I am breathing, drinking and eating but I don’t see, taste, feel or smell anything, then what’s the big deal!  Well how about this: I Breathe oxygen and I do not taste or feel it either. Without O2, however, we’d all be dead, right?

Simply put, we should detoxify because we are all toxic, period, end of story! These toxins that remain within us are doing a lot of insidious damage. This is a process that needs to be performed on a reoccurring basis, say 2-3 times annually. Then, on a daily basis, measures need to be taken to limit the onslaught of toxic compounds entering your body.

This program can get you started on this very important process.

There are many excellent books on the market written about the subject of toxicity and detoxification.  This is a long process which you must take seriously. Why?  Because, when it’s completed, your immune system will be in much better shape. You will have more:

  • Energy,
  • To be able to fight off sickness and disease faster,
  • Have fewer allergies, coughs and colds, and
  • Have a greater memory. 
  • You will also be able to keep your weight at an ideal level

Get the picture?  In some cases, major issues can be reversed or greatly improved.  Ask your health care professional about helping you with this process.

The first step is to rid yourself of the major sources of mercury contamination from your mouth.  Remember, “You can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mouth.” 

The second step is to complete a colon cleanse.

The third step is to complete a liver and gall bladder cleanse.

Then we start a complete detoxification and chelation program with your practitioner, that includes, NUTRITION and LIFESTYLE changes that begin to address:

  • What we eat
  • What we think
  • What we do
  • What we drink and
  • Whom we hang out with.

This is the very essence of a WHOLE BODY DETOXIFICATION PROGRAM !!!

It’s a Toxic World

Detoxification for Improved Health

On the night preceeding the death of Gen. George Washington, a concoction of Calomel (mercury) was given to the President and a blood-letting procedure was performed, in which 35% of his blood was taken. He died the next day. We’ve come a long way since 1779……or have we? Let’s examine the concept of toxicity, dietary needs and the interplay between the two.

          

  3 Sources of Daily Non-Work Related Toxicity

Food and Beverages

  • Average consumption of about 10 pounds of chemical food additives per year
  • Your liver has to process a 100 lb., drum of chemicals every 10 years
  • Even the healthiest individuals struggle with this toxic load

Air-Water

  • 650 industrial chemicals were dumped into our air and water in the year 2000. Reportedly, this equaled 7.1 billion pounds of toxic agents. [i]

Personal Products

  • Daily we are putting chemicals on our bodies without a second thought
  • Read the labels on your products (and your food too).
  • In one day’s time the average person puts all of the chemicals listed below (or a similar list) on or in themselves.

Some examples include: 

Toothpaste

  • Potassium Nitrate, Sodium Fluoride, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Blue #1, Flavor, Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Saccharin, Sorbitol, Titanium Dioxode, Trisodium Phosphate, Water, Xanthan Gum.

Deodorant

  • Aluminum Chlorohydrate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, PPG-11 Stearyl Ether or PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Stereth-20, Water, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Red #4.

And many other products such as, shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, cosmetics,

 body lotions, etc.

 Detox for Better Health

                 There is no escaping this sea of chemicals we live in.  Years of exposure can result in a

                 myriad of chronic conditions.  Many chronic unresolved conditions can often be resolved

                 with a complete detox and cleansing program.

Ideal Detoxification Candidates:

* Chronic Fatigue                              * Candida Overgrowth                          

* Allergies                                            * Chronic Pain and Inflammation

* Environmental Sensitivities       * Hormonal Imbalance       

* Cognitive Dysfunction                  * TMD and Arthralgias        * Intestinal Distress                                          

In a recent study led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, researchers found after testing for 210 toxic chemicals, the average test subject had 91 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals in their blood and urine.

Summary Results

                The nine subjects carried an average toxic burden of:

  • 53 chemicals linked to cancer
  • 62 chemicals that are toxic to the brain and nervous system
  • 58 chemicals that interfere with the hormone system
  • 55 chemicals associated with birth defects or abnormal development
  • 55 chemicals toxic to the reproductive system
  • 53 chemicals toxic to the immune system

The laboratory also found 48 different PCB’s in the nine subjects even though PCB’s were banned in the United States over 25 years ago.

It is evident by this report that no matter how diligent we are with a clean diet we cannot escape the toxins in our environment.  The chronically ill may be suffering from a toxic load that they cannot overcome.

Across the country, coal-burning electric power plants are the largest source of mercury, but in the Northeast, municipal waste incinerators are the greatest source. (9/19/2000, The Daily Hampshire Gazette; “Rain Yields High Levels of Mercury”)

In the year 2000, major US industries reported dumping 7.1 billion pound of 650 industrial chemicals into our air and water. ii            

EPA 2000 toxic release inventory

http://www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/tri00/

Facts about Heavy Metal Toxicity 

You may hear us talk a lot about heavy metal toxicity.  Inflammation: is at the root of all disease and illness.  What causes the inflammation?  One of the primary causes is toxic exposure to chemicals and heavy metals in our environment.   I fully believe that one day we will recognize heavy metal toxicity as one of the most devastating contributions to the decline of our health. 

The link between heavy metals and serious health problems has been well established by various health advocacy groups.   These disorders include autism, Alzheimer’s, and cancer to name a few.  The FDA and ADA have been persistent at negating the link between heavy metals and devastating illness.

Finally, the ADA has issued a statement regarding mercury exposure and health concerns.  Can you imagine the domino effect of enormous class action lawsuits if the truth were revealed? 

 I am in constant debate with those in the dental industry about the effects of mercury amalgams.  I don’t need the stamp of approval from the ADA to know that mercury is very dangerous!  I see the effects of it daily in my practice.  Disorders such as autism, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, and hypertension have been linked to mercury toxicity. 

Interestingly enough, Thimerosal, the preservative in vaccines, contains 250 times the accepted amount of mercury exposure recommended by the FDA.  Why is it that we administer these vaccines at alarming rates to our children?  And, we administer a large number of them before a child’s immune system is developed enough to fight the effects of mercury. 

Heavy metals consist of aluminum, lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, tin, etc.  While they are naturally occurring, these heavy metals are dangerous to the human body in excessive levels.  They get into the body and cause damage by “landing” in blood vessels, organs and glands. 

This can cause a myriad of health problems from hypertension, thyroid dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, to devastating illnesses such as cancer. 

How do we rid the body of heavy metals?  We can remove a large amount of the metals through a process called chelation.  There are several agents used in chelation:  EDTA, DMSA, DMPS, and others.  EDTA is the most common agent and approved by the FDA for its use in chelation.  Chelation needs to be done in a safe manner by trained professionals. 

 Heavy metals and the healthy minerals of the body have a similar charge that is attracted by the chelating agents.  It is important to make sure that the mineral levels in the body do not drop significantly during chelation.  This could result in cardiac problems, kidney problems, bone density loss, and fatigue. 

Evaluating heavy metals could possibly save you from a life threatening disorder such as cancer.  The process of diagnosing heavy metal toxicity involves an evaluation, a hair analysis, and possibly a urine toxic screening test.  

Hair Analysis:  The cost for hair analysis is around 75 dollars.  The hair analysis is used primarily as a measurement of our beneficial minerals, although it can be a screening tool for heavy metals as well.  Hair has a memory in regards to toxicity. 

You can get a good reading of current health status simply by sending off a sample of the hair close to the roots.  We can assist you with obtaining this hair sample or we can give you the kit to obtain the hair sample on your own.  Prior to obtaining a hair sample, you must wash your hair with baby shampoo only. 

Be aware that chemicals applied to the hair through bleaching, dye, or perms, can affect the results of a hair analysis.  The results are usually available within 2 weeks.  Low mineral status is a strong culprit in problems such as osteoporosis, restless leg syndrome, and fatigue. 

Urine Toxic Screening:  While this method costs more, it is the most accurate method of diagnosing heavy metal toxicity.  The process involves administering a chelating agent, such as EDTA, through an IV.  In situations involving significant health problems, the urine toxic screening proves to be an invaluable tool for diagnosis and treatment. 

 The cost of urine toxic screening is around 290 dollars.  Depending on the status of kidney functioning, the IV takes about 30 minutes to 2 hours to infuse.  After the IV, you will leave the office and collect your urine for 6 hours.  The urine is sent off, with a prepaid fed-ex label, to a company called Doctor’s Data or Metametrix.  Results are available within 2 weeks. 

What if I have heavy metal toxicity?  Treatment depends on your health status.  This is determined upon evaluation by a health professional and by lab results indicating the functioning of the kidneys.  Once this has been established, treatment may include IV chelation, suppositories, or an oral method.  A blend of all 3 may be used. 

A series of 15 to 20 chelation’s may be necessary to successfully remove the metal, sometimes more or less, depending on the level of toxicity.  We may also recommend mega C IV’s on a rotation during chelation to replace some of the beneficial minerals that chelation can remove. 

The cost of IV chelation is around 100 dollars per treatment.  The cost of the suppository/oral protocol is around 60 to 80 dollars a month.  While this may seem like an expensive undertaking, it is much cheaper than treating a devastating illness. 

Adapted, Tammy Worrell, NP

      MERCURY TOXICITY SENSITIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE

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  1. Sore gums (gingivitis)                                                                                Yes         No         
  2. Mental symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness                       Yes         No
  3. Severe depression                                                                                          Yes         No
  4. Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)                                                                 Yes         No
  5. TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) problems                                     Yes         No
  6. Unusual shakiness (tremors) of hands or arms                               Yes         No
  7. Brown spots or aging spots                                                                       Yes         No
  8. Colds, flu, infectious diseases                                                                    Yes         No
  9. Food allergies or intolerances                                                                  Yes         No
  10. Have you been to many doctors regarding your health                Yes         No
  11. Numbness, burning in mouth and gums                                              Yes         No
  12. Numbness or unexplained tingling in arms and legs                      Yes         No
  13. Difficulty in walking (ataxia)                                                                  Yes         No
  14. Four or more silver or amalgam fillings                                               Yes         No
  15. A metallic taste in your mouth                                                                 Yes         No
  16. Worked as a painter or in chemical manufacturing

Pesticide/fungicide factories (fungicides w/methyl mercury)

 or pulp/paper mills that used mercury                                              Yes         No

  1. Worked as a dentist, hygienist, or dental assistant                         Yes         No                         
  2. Candida Related Complex (CRC) or yeast infections                      Yes         No
  3. Bad breath (halitosis) or white tongue (thrush)                              Yes         No
  4. Low basal body temperature (below 97.4 degrees F)                   Yes         No
  5. Constipation                                                                                                      Yes         No
  6. Heart irregularities or rapid pulse (tachycardia)                         Yes         No
  7. Arthritis                                                                                                              Yes         No
  8. Mucus in stools                                                                                                Yes         No
  9. Chest pains                                                                                                        Yes         No
  10. Poor sleep or insomnia                                                                                Yes         No
  11. Frequent kidney infections or kidney problems                              Yes         No
  12. Extreme Fatigue                                                                                              Yes         No
  13. Irritability or dramatic changes in behavior                                      Yes         No
  14. Using antidepressants or antacids?                                                        Yes         No
  15. Do you have trigeminal neuralgia or other neuralgias?                Yes         No

Test Score Meanings:

Those who answer yes to 3 or more questions may have hidden toxic metal poisoning.

A toxic metal screening is recommended using provoked urine challenge and or hair analysis and or the porphyrins test by Metametrix.                                             

www.designs for health.com              

Cellular Metabolic Medicine 

Why do I keep referring to this as Cellular Metabolic Medicine?

What’s important here is what is happening inside of the cell. That is where all the action is. So when we talk about metabolic function we are really talking about metabolism or what is being burned for energy inside of the cell, usually within the tiny energy factory’s called mitochondria. These are like “energizer bunnies” inside each of your cells.

After the energy burn, kind of like Apollo-13, what’s left over, are compounds called METABOLITES, which yield essential information about your health condition, when measured and analyzed.

Conventional or pharmaceutical medicine waits for the big event to happen then applies  the suitable and necessary medication or  surgical intervention.   

Cellular Metabolic Medicine is

  • Outside of the “Western traditional allopathic medical prescription pad, disease model,” or

Symptom Management Medicine.

The reduction of chronic inflammation is the key to health and can be measured by the markers listed below in the laboratory testing section.

  1. Alkaline reserves
  2. Anabolic and catabolic states
  3. Bio-Inflammatory markers
  4. Body mass Index (BMI)
  5. Bone index levels
  6. Cardiovascular biomarkers
  7. Digestive inflammatory biomarker’s
  8. Enzyme levels
  9. Genetic markers and DNA- SNP’s marker’s
  10. Hormone levels
  11. Immune modulators
  12. Key cytokine markers for inflammation
  13. Metabolic co-factors 
  14. Muscle mass
  15. Neurotransmitter levels
  16. Organic acids
  17. Vitamins and minerals (Micro and Macro-nutrients)

                 

“Exercise is king, nutrition is queen.  Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom”  

~ Jack LaLane

Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

 

32 WAYS TO REVERSE THE AGING PROCESS

How then, do I begin to reverse the aging process, or is it even possible?  The answer is yes. Remember, this is NOT a MAGIC BULLET solution as almost all TV advertising would have you believe. You need a WHOLE BODY, WHOLE SYSTEMS PROGRAM approach, like the one you are looking at right now!

 This program will address in detail the 32 anti-aging issues below and guide you on the journey to a youthful new you. These are the physiologic processes that you must understand and pay attention to:

How many of these are you familiar with?

  1. Alkalinity and Acidity Balance, inflammation and obesity control
  2. ATP, Generation of energy production
  3. Auto-Immune Control, balancing of Secretory IgA
  4. Bio-Energized Water (living water), cellular hydration

The Importance of Bio-Energized Water

“BIO-ENERGIZED WATER is LIVING WATER”

 ~Dr. Oleg Yasko

Your body is 70% water and your brains

bioplasm, is 85% water.

Think this may be a good place to start?

  • Blood Sugar Control, the metabolic syndrome
  • Blood Viscosity, ZSP. Zeta-Spin Potential
  • Bone Porosity and EMT, Electro-Magnetic Therapy
  • Cellular Membrane Integrity, ion channels, balancing

the redox-potential

  • Cell- Receptor Site Sensitivity, Receptor Signaling
  • Chelation, Zeolites, and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Detoxification and liver cleansing, cleaning your oil filter
  • Dietary Endocrinology, you are what you eat and absorb
  • DNA Protection, via methylation and MTHF Reductase testing
  • Enzyme Balance, for proper digestion and metabolism
  • FROS Control, free radical oxidative stress control
  • Hormonal Balance, this is the symphony conductor for the whole body
  • Inflammatory Control and control of NFK beta
  • Iodine levels, including proper salt and mineral levels
  • LGS, Stomach pH, probiotics and the microbiome
  • Muscle Mass, BIA, BMI, VP, vibrational power plate usage
  • NEI Axis, the neuro, endocrine, immune -axis
  • Neurotransmitter Balance, stop the loss of brain voltage by neurogenesis
  • Nutri-Genomics, what you eat affects your genes
  • O2 Utilization and HRV, heart rate variability
  • Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Nervous System, the ultimate in stress control
  • Periodontal Health, povidine iodine and saturated salt solution
  • Phytonutrient, glycoprotein Integrity, 8 essentials sugars, glycophospholipids
  • Mitochondrial support and, the energy cycle
  • Sirtuin Gene Suppression by trans-Resveratrol and ECGC, green tea extract
  • Sleep and OSA, obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia solutions
  • Stress Control, HPA-Axis control, adrenal support and fatigue control
  • Vitamin D3, this is an amazing hormone, not just a vitamin 

          This program will address all of these including many more!         

Some of the Metabolic Tests in this program include:

  • Advanced Inflammatory testing (cytokine testing to measure markers of inflammation)
  • Candida albicans testing (for the control of yeast)
  • Celiac antibody testing (for celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Digestive testing (for functional problems in the G-I tract)
  • ELISA testing (for food sensitivities and latent food allergies that are making you sick)
  • Heavy metal toxicity testing (for chronic toxic metal accumulation)
  • Hormonal testing (to determine your bio-available levels of your sex hormones)
  • Immunoglobulin testing (for the evaluation of your immune system)
  • Neurotransmitter testing (this is a test for brain function, sleep and addictive behavior)
  • Organic acid testing (this evaluates the citric- acid metabolites for energy production)
  • Serum compatibility testing (used to determine which dental materials are safe for you)
  • Testing of vital neurotransmitters (for adrenal problems)
  • Testing for osteoporosis (a bio-marker evaluation to assess bone mineral density)
  • 4-point salivary cortisol testing (for adrenal fatigue. Gives you the true cycling of cortisol)

For a complete listing of all the tests and panels in this program, see the module “Your Anti-Aging Report Card”.  Your healthcare provider can help you to evaluate the laboratory findings.

Lastly, you can begin to formulate your personalized health care plan, utilizing

ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU’VE GATHERED.

This includes your checklists, laboratory results, provider input and the PROTOCOL LISTS for each specific condition that ails you.

SMALL AMOUNTS OF SWEETENER’S HAVE A DRAMATIC EFFECT ON THE BLOOD!

Nicolas Martin, MD; A4M lecture, 2008

LABORATORY TESTING       Why do we test in saliva, urine and blood spot?

The Laboratory testing in this program enables you to identify the underlying cause(s) of the many chronic health ailments that typically evade conventional symptom -based serum panel analysis.        (traditional blood tests) That is what makes this program new and unique.

“This core concept is gaining favor among consumers and forward thinking doctors”.

Some of the tests include:

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  • ELISA testing, for food sensitivities
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  • Serum compatibility testing, for bio-compatible dental materials
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  • Candida albicans testing
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  • Food sensitivity testing
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  • Celiac antibody testing
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  • Heavy metal toxicity testing
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  1. Immunoglobulin testing
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  • Testing of vital Neurotransmitters
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  • Testing for Osteoporosis
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  • 4-point salivary Cortisol testing, etc.
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  • Hormonal testing
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  • Digestive testing, to check for bacteria and gut flora
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  • CDSA is best for digestive analysis.
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  • Organic acid testing
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  • Methylation Testing
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  1. Advanced inflammatory testing (cytokine testing)

For a complete listing of all the tests and panels in this program, see your “Anti-Aging report card module “. This module lists the tests and bio-markers that are a central part of the program.

Laboratory Testing 

We use the medium below for accuracy and ease of testing.

This core testing concept is gaining favor among consumers and forward -thinking doctors.  Testing metabolic bio-markers is the best way to determine what is happening inside of your cells, because cellular metabolic changes take place a long time before a symptom shows up.

Laboratory medium used for testing:

  • Bloodspot:  a simple poke in the finger will yield enough blood for your test results
  • CDSA:  the best all-around test for digestive issues is the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis.
  • Hair analysisfor toxic metals
  • Salivary: this is best for intra-cellular levels and hormone levels because that is where the action is. Inside the cell is where the bio-markers actually work. This is the Bio-Available Hormone Level.
  •  Serum (whole blood):  thisis considered by most insurance companies to be the gold standard for some testing. Remember however, that blood is a transport medium only as it carries hormones, minerals, etc. Hormones are bound to binding proteins and in large part, are unavailable for use in the blood.
  • Urinary:  It is better to look at the metabolic metabolites. This looks at the pathways of the hormones and glucocorticoid breakdown products. It’s like looking at your checkbook ledger and trying to figure out where all your money was spent. This is the, “spent portion of the metabolites”.In many cases, it takes years for the disease state to show signs and symptoms.

However, metabolic changes will occur and the metabolites can be measured years in advance. This is invaluable information on your road to optimal health.

                   Conventional insurance policies usually do not cover these tests.

“Life is on the wire”   

~Nick Wallenda

Silent Inflammation and Cytokine Testing

A holistic approach to dentistry is an open door to understanding the connection between Silent Inflammation and chronic degenerative disease. Inflammation can be easily detected in the oral cavity with Oral Bio-Inflammation Cytokine testing. We employ Anti-Aging laboratories in our clinic that utilize this type of inflammatory testing.

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What is Silent Inflammation?

“Silent Inflammation is a condition that occurs when the body’s natural immune response goes awry. It’s been linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, even dementia and other health threats; and it can go on for years, undetected.” ~Dr. Barry Sears

​​The paradigm shift to the silent inflammatory disease model is the centerpiece of our dentistry treatment program. Inflammation is a necessary part ​of the healing process, but when it kicks into overdrive it causes disease instead of healing. It is a silent killer much like high blood pressure or diabetes.

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What causes Silent Inflammation?

  • Bleeding gums
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Infected teeth
  • Osteo-cavitations
  • Failed root canals
  • Trans-fatty acids
  • Inflammatory foods
  • Mercury fillings
  • Electro-magnetic radiation
  • Chronic stress
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • ALL pharmaceutical drugs
  • Automobile exhaust
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Alcohol
  • Refined sugars
  • Fast foods
  • Lack of sleep
  • Unbalanced hormones
  • UV radiation
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Preservatives
  • Low hormone levels
  • Eating too much