- Aspartame and Multiple Sclerosis
- Coconut Oil and Heart Disease
- EMF & Microwave Radiation
- Overlapping conditions
- Genetic Roulette
- The Multiple Sclerosis débâcle
- Hughes Syndrome
- Upright MRI scanner
- CCSVI - Dr Zamboni
- Orthodontic care
- Facial Symmetry
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Products
- Sleep and Sleep Apnoea
- Vitamin B12 deficiencies
- Quinine - antispasmodic
- Cancer and Oxygen
- Unerupted Canines
- Visual Snow
- Chest infections
- Hip pains
Aspartame and its connection to MS
Aspartame is an intense sweetener, approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, which has been used in soft drinks and other low-calorie or sugar-free foods throughout the world for more than 25 years. It is also referred to as E951.
As well as the general requirement for foods to carry a list of food additives and other ingredients, products containing sweeteners such as aspartame must show the statement 'with sweetener(s)' on the label close to the main product name. It thus misrepresents the true nature of the sweetener to the undiscerning eye especially youngsters who are most likely to be affected by the soft drinks they consume.
The word "sweetener" should help confirm that there may be Aspartame or some other artificial sweetener in the food or drink you may be about to consume You may want to stay away from any such food or drink.
In spite of reassurances from the Food Standards Agency I am not convinced by their decisions to continue allowing such additives in our food and drink supply. Aspartame may be found in over 9000 consumable products and thus difficult to avoid.
It is virtually calorie free. When ingested and metabolised, it breaks down into three substances:
In 1991, the National Institute of Health listed 167 symptoms and reasons to avoid the use of aspartame.
Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death. "Diet" products containing aspartame can have multiple neurotoxic, metabolic, allergenic, fetal and carcinogenic effects. This is perhaps why Dr Mercola says that "Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods."
Aspartame use can produce the following symptoms:
Numbness and tingling of extremities
And the following serious problems:
Can produce symptoms which mimic illnesses/syndromes like:
Can actually cause obesity:
Artificial sweeteners can actually increase appetite because the sweet taste causes the pancreas to produce insulin into the bloodstream. As there is no actual sugar, the insulin lowers the blood sugar and appetite increases. In this manner, artificial sweeteners can contribute to hypoglycemia and excess eating.
Despite abundant evidence to the contrary, many people still see aspartame as a safe diet aid -- even though it has been demonstrated that the use of this product causes people to consume more food and actually become obese.
Eliminating artificial sweeteners from your diet would go a long way towards improving your health.
Here are some important links to study:
Dr Mercola writes:
Coconut Oil and Heart Disease
Can the “Tree of Life” help you prevent heart disease?
"Four to five thousand years ago, Ayurvedic practitioners in India used coconut from the coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) for its medicinal purposes. Knowledge about the use of coconut was passed between generations of families as well as through traders traveling coast to coast in the islands of Polynesia, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
The coconut tree was to these populations like the buffalo was to the Native Americans in North America. They used every part of the tree for food, shelter, weaponry, boats, medicine, religious rituals and more. The tree became known culturally as the “Tree of Life”."
In related news, Florida researchers are looking into whether coconut oil might be of benefit against Alzheimer's. Three years ago, Dr Mercola's website published Dr. Mary Newport's theory that ketone bodies, an alternative fuel for your brain that your body makes when digesting coconut oil, might offer profound benefits in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
General Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
As per Dr Mercola, coconut oil offers a truly impressive array of health benefits when included in your daily diet. In addition to its antimicrobial properties, coconut oil is beneficial for:
Presently many are using coconut oil for "oil pulling" technique of cleaning teeth.
The complete protocol is not to initially swallow the melted coconut oil as the teeth are being brushed, but reserve it in the mouth so that when finished brushing, the saliva and coconut oil mixture can be used to swirl around and between the teeth like a mouthwash. Then the whole mixture can either be spit out or swallowed.
Evidently raw coconut oil has all sorts of natural antibiotics and natural healing powers. It seems to leave the healthy flora alone while destroying all the infectious bacteria.
Saturated Fat Does NOT Promote Heart Disease
"Most recently, an editorial in the British Medical Journal titled: From the Heart, Saturated Fat is Not the Major Issue has garnered much media attention as it sends a contrary message by saying it’s time to bust the myth that saturated fat consumption causes heart disease.
The avoidance of saturated fat actually promotes poor health in a number of ways, compounding the health risks of following this completely outdated and dangerous advice. As stated by the author, Aseem Malhotra, an interventional cardiology specialist registrar at Croydon University Hospital in London:
“The mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for almost four decades. Yet scientific evidence shows that this advice has, paradoxically, increased our cardiovascular risks...."
Statins and the harmful use of science
27 Oct 2013
"The late Jacob Bronowski, in his influential collection of essays Science and Human Values, described “the fundamental and defining ethic” of the scientific enterprise as “the habit of truth”. This certainly should be the case - but the contrary holds where the surest way of promoting false theories is by dressing them up in the garb of science."
World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease:
"We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol."
Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Radiation
December 2, 2011
Science and Evidence
Powerlines and Substations
Mobile Phone Masts
Building Wiring and
Overlapping conditions among patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJD)
Arch Intern Med. 2000;160:221-227.
Background Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) share many clinical illness features such as myalgia, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and impairment in ability to perform activities of daily living as a consequence of these symptoms. A growing literature suggests that a variety of comorbid illnesses also may commonly coexist in these patients, including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic tension-type headache, and interstitial cystitis.
This is an interesting article and its full text is available at the AMA Web site.
Our experience however, shows that CFS or FM are actually the consequences of a misaligned jaw often together with a misaligned Atlas vertebrae and not diseases as such.
All the symptoms which can number more than 40 can be anatomically and neurologically explained as due to these asymmetries. When corrected the symptoms resolve.
Genetically Modified or Genetically Poisoned?
Genetically engineered organisms are created by taking one or more genes from one species and forcing them into the DNA of another species. Often times, the gene is “piggy-backed” on a virus, or part of a virus, in order to activate the gene.
Examples include inserting spider genes into goats to produce goat’s milk that contain spider web proteins used to make bulletproof vests.
Cow genes have been inserted into pigs in order to produce pigs with cowhides. Human genes have been inserted into corn to produce a spermicide. When it comes to GMOs in our food supply, there are two main categories:
Herbicide-tolerant crops, designed to withstand otherwise lethal doses of chemicals. Roundup Ready crops are in this category. In June, ground breaking research was published detailing a newfound mechanism of harm for Roundup. The finding suggests that glyph os ate may actually be the most important factor in the development of a wide variety of chronic diseases.
Pesticide-producing crops, designed to produce a toxic protein inside the plant itself, which kills bugs that eat the plant by causing their stomachs to rupture. These are the so-called Bt crops.
A study published in February 2012 shows that this Bt toxin is capable of breaking open human cells, and that it might cause the same kind of disruption in the gut of humans as it causes in the insects it kills. Consuming Bt corn or soy could potentially cause gut permeability ("leaky gut"), which can predispose you to all sorts of health problems.
Please read more at Mercola.com
A recent study published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology debunks yet another lie of the biotechnology industry concerning genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). According to an analysis conducted by researchers from the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada, 100 percent of pregnant women and their unborn babies tested positive for GMO toxins in their blood, proving that transgenic materials are not effectively broken down and eliminated during digestion as we have all been told.
100 percent of the pregnant women and their unborn babies tested positive for 3-methylphosphinico propionic acid (3-MMPA), a metabolite of gluphosinate, while 93 percent of maternal blood and 80 percent of fetal cord blood tested positive for the Bt toxin Cry1Ab.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?
Never be bullied in silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life: define yourself.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what I had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
"A human being who lives in a world where he thinks he is always being watched is a human being who makes choices not as a free individual but as someone who is trying to conform to what is expected and demanded of them."
"Though much is taken, much abides; and though
Jamie Amir, BDS (London) DDS, MS (Florida)
Jamie graduated in the UK with his Bachelors degree in dentistry and later did his Masters in Periodontology at the University of Florida. He received further training in dental implant and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida as well as comprehensive training in all aspects of periodontal care including minimally invasive periodontal plastic surgery, preventive treatment and advanced techniques for nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
He passionately believes in preventive care and adopts a conservative philosophy when prescribing periodontal therapy. Extensive patient education in disease prevention forms a strong part of his treatment philosophy. He enjoys educating school children about dental disease and methods to help them keep their teeth and gums healthy in his free time. He is an avid musician. enjoying performing the Spanish guitar and also joining his identical twin brother. Dr. Simon Amir, in a rock band.
Jamie playing Moonlight Sonata
Jamie playing Asturias
Simon T. Amir, DMD
“My dad is a dentist, and I was always interested in what he did. I love making people comfortable, by really showing I care for them, and working with my hands to create beautiful smiles.”
Dr. Simon Amir was born in London, England. He has an identical twin brother, who is also in the dental field. Dr. Amir received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida in 2000. He continued his education at the University of Florida earning his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2003.
Upon graduation, Dr. Amir began his career in a private practice in Hawthorne, Florida. He later joined Christie Dental Affiliations in 2007.
When Dr. Amir is away from the office, he enjoys hobbies such as playing the guitar, drums, composing and recording music. He also enjoys studying and learning more about nutrition health and wellness.
Simon and our dearest Lila - Jamie's daughter
Margaux Lily our first grand daughter
Jasmine 8 months and Lila 3 years
Simon with his son Tristan Alexander age 2 months
Lila at age 4 on the beach in Melbourne, Florida
Simon and Jamie - August 2013.
Dr. Simon Amir - Windows to the soul by Steve Vai
Dr. Simon Amir - Tender Surrender by Steve Vai
Lila learning the piano
Simon and Jamie in their group Whiplash
Watch Simon’s Solo at 4:35
The Multiple Sclerosis débâcle
Before we go into any details here is a modern interpretation of the Hippocratic Oath as written by Dr. Louis Lasagna in 1964:
Typical early treatment for MS patients usually involves the administration of a large dose of steroids as per the following quote:
"Initial treatment of MS conventionally usually starts during the acute relapse.......
A typical regimen is 500 to 1000 mg. of intravenous methylprednisolone followed by a tapering dose of oral prednisone over several weeks.  "
 Milligan NM, Newcombe R, Compston DAS. A double-blind controlled trial of high dose methylprednisolone in patients with multiple sclerosis: 1. Clinical effects. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1987, 50: 511-516.
I however came across these two articles which raise very serious concerns about the use of steroids:
"Bone damage from steroid treatment in MSers
Epub ahead of print: Sahraian et al. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head in multiple sclerosis: report of five patients. Neurol Sci. 2011 Dec 31.
Osteonecrosis (death of bone due to blockage of blood vessels) of the femoral head (top of thigh bone) is a severe complication of steroid use, which may lead to more disability in MSers....... The exact dose and risk period of steroids which cause the necrosis are not clearly known. The aim of the study was to enhance the attention of clinicians to leg pain in MSers with regard to steroid therapy.
This is a report of five MSers with femoral head necrosis who had RRMS and received different doses of methyl prednisolone. The cases consisted of 3 females and 2 males. The duration of disease varied between 1 and 3 years. The least interval between the last pulse of prednisolone and diagnosis of avascular necrosis was 6 months. 2 of them received one pulse of 5 g of methyl prednisolone. All 5 patients had delayed diagnosis because the signs and symptoms were attributed to MS [and not Steroids], which indicate the necessity of further focusing attention to early evaluations.
Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a serious complication and when it involves the femoral head it usually requires a joint replacement. MSers need to know that the final outcome from a relapse (recovery or non-recovery) is the same whether or not the relapse is treated with steroids. All that steroid treatment does is hasten the recovery period; you only recover about 2 weeks earlier, on average, if you receive steroid therapy.
Cerebral venous thrombosis after high dose steroids in MS
Hippokratia. 2013 Jan;17(1):88-90.
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a clinical condition which is caused by the partial or complete occlusion of the dural sinuses and cerebral veins. Cases of associated CVT and multiple sclerosis (MS) have been reported and CVT development has been attributed to the previous lumbar puncture (LP) in majority of these cases.
We report a case of 32-year-old woman with no previous history of recent LP, who developed CVT after high dose intravenous methylprednisolone and discuss the possible role of high dose steroids in development of CVT in MS patients."
The two studies above are very alarming. Let us see what a senior neurologist in the UK has to say:
"Hughes Syndrome - Misdiagnosed as MS
The Upright MRI Scanner
Diagnostic Breakthrough in Multiple Sclerosis with FONAR UPRIGHT MRI Leads to Noninvasive Treatment that Results in Symptoms of MS Patient Subsiding
MELVILLE, NEW YORK, November 2, 2011 - FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ-FONR), The Inventor of MR Scanning™, reported today the cessation of symptoms in a 41-year-old female patient with multiple sclerosis following noninvasive treatment. The treatment was based on a recent major diagnostic breakthrough about the cause of multiple sclerosis achieved with the advanced FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI.
Misaligned cervical vertebrae in the patient (specifically, the vertebrae in the neck known as C-1, C-2, and C-3) were causing blockage of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. The mal rotations of these vertebrae were initially discovered and visualised by the FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI, which showed that the vertebrae were rotated 5-6 degrees from their normal alignment.
From a diagnostic point of view this is the most important study to ever have been published and reaffirms my position that the problem is physical and not organic. The complete study in which the diagnostic breakthrough was reported can be viewed here.
UPRIGHT® and STAND-UP® are registered trademarks and The Inventor of MR Scanning™, Full Range of Motion™, Multi-Position™, Upright Radiology™, The Proof is in the Picture™, True Flow™, pMRI™, Spondylography™, Dynamic™, Spondylometry™, CSP™, and Landscape™, are trademarks of FONAR Corporation.
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What is Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency? (CCSVI & Dr. Zamboni)
Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency is described as a chronic problem (ongoing) where blood from the brain and spine has trouble getting back to the heart.
Blood that remains in the brain too long creates a delay in deoxygenated blood leaving the head (“slowed perfusion”). This can cause hypoxia, a lack of oxygen in the brain.
This is supported by iron deposition as seen on susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (SW-MRI), which reveals that the inflammatory MS plaques always surround a central venous structure. MRI shows that the central vein and surrounding plaque have abnormal quantities of iron. Pathologically, the basement membranes of these deep veins are thickened, and hemosiderin deposits are present in the wall of and adjacent to the deep cortical veins.
T cells and macrophages violating the blood-brain barrier provide a working explanation for the autoimmune cascade that result in demyelination and the neurological manifestations associated with MS.
Orthodontics is conventionally used as an orthodontic procedure to help with the problems of crooked, crowded or protruding teeth. In the UK almost one million people a year have some form of orthodontic treatment and it has become one of the most popular dental treatments. Once thought of as a procedure aimed mainly at children, orthodontic treatments have now become increasingly popular with adults who are looking to have healthy, straight teeth. The impact of poorly aligned teeth and jaws is very obvious on this website and because of the health implications it is even more important to have correct orthodontics.
The appliances commonly used in orthodontics are referred to as braces. There are various types of braces and each is specific to the severity of the dental problem. Braces can either be removable or they can be fixed in place depending on the severity of the dental problem. It may also sometimes be necessary to wear additional head-gear; this is removable and is usually only worn at night. Braces are now not usually the old fashioned hunks of metal that they once were. The length of orthodontic treatments will depend on the severity of the dental problem and the time scale can range anywhere from a few months to around two to four years.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
Millions of people have benefited from orthodontic procedures. The treatments can correct spacing, protruding teeth, bite problems and relieve strain on the jaws and jaw muscles. Healthy, straight teeth are a great confidence booster and can help people live a more productive and happy lifestyle. Some people have claimed that their personality and demeanour have improved due to the results of orthodontic treatments.
The Best Age for Braces
When problems with teeth occur such as spacing, crowding and occlusion (bite), the consensus seems to be the earlier the treatment, the better. at age 4 a child is very receptive and minor interventions for a couple of months can obviate the need for longer treatment later. Treatment in the teenage years or younger years should eliminate the need for more complex work later on. However, there is no age limit at which people can have orthodontic treatments to their teeth. Teeth can still be corrected well into later life and the benefits to a person's appearance and overall lifestyle will be worth the expense. Whether the patient will need a permanent brace or one that can be removed will depend on the condition of the teeth and age of the patient.
Treatment is carried out using mostly removable appliances and sometimes with Fixed appliances using mainly clear Brackets. The fixed appliances are made of composite materials, they look very natural when fitted and will not stain teeth.
Braces help restore proper function of teeth and create a winning smile. However, they can also create problems such as gingivitis and white spots which can lead to tooth decay.
You can prevent or minimise these problems with good daily dental care.
The first step is good teeth cleaning twice a day. A manual toothbrush works well if it is properly used, but individuals with brackets and other fixed orthodontic devices may find it easier to use a sonic electric toothbrush.
The second step involves removing plaque from areas that a toothbrush can't reach. Although you can use dental floss with braces, flossing is difficult. An easier and more effective way to clean between the teeth and under the gums is a Waterpik® Water Flosser oral irrigator with the new Orthodontic Tip.
The Orthodontic Tip is designed with a tapered brush on the end that helps remove the plaque that sticks to the brackets and between the teeth, while also flushing the bacteria and food debris from around teeth and under the gums.
In a recent study, the Waterpik® Water Flosser oral irrigator removed three times as much plaque and reduced bleeding better than brushing and flossing in 11 - 17 year olds with fixed orthodontic appliances. And they liked it so much that 92% said they would continue to use the Waterpik Water Flosser “every day” or “frequently” when the study was completed.
It's so important to have regular dental check- ups during orthodontic treatment. Using fluoridated toothpaste or adding a fluoride rinse to your routine can also help prevent white spots (decalcification) and decay.
Cleaning of Retainers
If you wear a retainer it is important that this is cleaned whenever you clean your teeth. Brush the retainer clear of food at least twice per day. Also soak the retainer in hot salt water when you remove it for eating purposes.
Foods to Avoid
The wires used in braces are not too fragile but eating hard foods such as toffees, apples or nuts, should be avoided. Hard foods can bend or break the wires, and a dental visit will need to be scheduled in order to adjust the braces. Also avoid sugary snacks as this will only increase the risk of tooth decay. It is better to cut the food into small pieces. There will be less chance of the food damaging the braces, and it will also make the braces easier to clean.
Broken or Loose Braces
The responsibility for the care and maintenance of braces is down to the wearer. If sports are being played, then the sensible thing would be to wear a mouth guard at all times, in order to protect your braces. Likewise, a daily dental cleaning routine will help cut problems such as gum infection and tooth decay. Your orthodontist is also on hand at all times to help with any problems; your dental health is the orthodontists and dentists first priority.
Facial symmetry influences judgements of aesthetic traits of physical attractiveness and beauty, and is associated with fitness and health, It is also hypothesised as a factor in both interpersonal attraction and interpersonal chemistry.
Health and physical attractiveness
Edler cited research supporting the claim that bilateral symmetry is an important indicator of freedom from disease, and worthiness for mating. Facial asymmetries and minor physical anomalies begin to appear early in embryonic development, mainly the first trimester of pregnancy, and can be a sign of instability during this growth.
Biologists, based on work with animals mostly, are exploring new links between facial symmetry and physical attractiveness. Symmetry is a reproductive advantage, particularly for males, since a male can decide quickly who are the most beautiful females and court them first and spend more time with them.
A higher degree of symmetry indicates a better coping system for environmental factors. While the visible signs of this may not be particularly apparent, it is thought that they have at least an unconscious effect on people's perception of their beauty. Zaidel et al. in an empirical study upholds the claim that facial symmetry may be critical for the appearance of health. Their study disputes, however, the beauty or attractiveness claim.
Experimentally, when the shape of facial features is varied (with skin textures held constant), increasing symmetry of face shape increases ratings of attractiveness for both male and female faces. These findings imply facial symmetry may have a positive impact on mate selection in humans.
Non-scientific theories of attraction and symmetry abound.
To find out how you may be able to correlate any facial asymmetries to your health issues please contact us on 0208 780 3433.
 Rhodes, Gillian; Zebrowitz, Leslie, A. (2002). Facial Attractiveness - Evolutionary, Cognitive, and Social Perspectives. Ablex. ISBN 1567506364.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities - Products that you may be able to use
These notes have been prepared with the assistance of a patient who had suffered with acute Chemical Sensitivity with varying degrees of severity for 10 years to a point that some odours would bring about complete body paralysis lasting many days.
She needed various alternatives for day-to-day chemicals and medicines. She was particularly sensitive to petrochemicals and perfumes but also sensitive to a lot of herbal ingredients - so everything listed below is made up of either singular ingredients or everyday foods.
|Laundry||Eco-balls||Ecozone||no smell and work|
|Laundry||Eco-bleach||Ecover||no smell and work|
Brilliant for all cleaning especially stainless steel, enamel, and glass - just use water. Bicarbonate of soda - mixed with a little water to make a paste gets rid of most stubborn marks which is excellent with just water
|Dishwasher fluid||Ecover||no smell and work|
|Smells||stainless steel dis||Zielonka||
Sold in the UK by the Natural Collection. It is phenomenally good at dealing with smells in the air and on the hands. These are also useful in cars and bathrooms.
|Face and Body||
Oliva olive oil soap Eco-bleach
For lip balm (this one contains only shea butter)
Baby balm as moisturiser (Ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax)
Pure Shea Butter
L'occitane Rock Crystal Stick deodorant (only the actual crystal not the spray cans)
Avocado oil for body (as in the one you make salads with)
E-cloth does a face mitt which is great for a real deep clean and exfoliation of dead cells.
|Body Odour||Do not use deodorants. Also read Dr. Amir's article on Salt - It's many wonders|
I find Mac the best and can use their cream eye shadow, lipstick, blusher and eye pencil - avoid anything with parabens in it
Mascara - Kanebo 38 degrees mascara comes off with water, doesn't run and is therefore the best
|Hair||Coconut oil by Neal's Yard for deep conditioning
Neal's Yard shampoo and conditioner
|Teeth||Salt water and water jet. (Waterpik in the USA)
Also read the article on Salt by Dr. Amir as quoted above
|Cuts, grazes, sores etc||Salt water stings like hell but it usually works better than any antiseptic cream|
|Athletes foot||Toothpaste believe it or not (Arm & Hammer - also shows you how lethal toothpaste is)|
I cannot find a nail polish remover that I can tolerate so I only paint my toes in summer - one colour and top it up at the end put on a new coat wet and use that to take of the old - won’t be perfect but with time will go away
I cannot find anything so stay out between 11 and 3 or at least 12 and 2 to be sure but I do if tanning use clay mud from the garden heated in the oven to rid of germs - some barrier protection on the nose
Bought from a shop where someone with strong perfume a) works or b) tries the clothes on:
The above are all suggestions and may not help everybody but have worked for Claire to make life a bit easier. Obviously if you know you are allergic to what is in them do not try them. Sometimes it is the best of a bad bunch and when you are really bad you cannot use anything.
Food wise use
Prepared with the assistance of C. W., a past MCS sufferer. Please read the article by Bella Freud in the Evening Standard.
The importance of a good nights sleep in patients who are chronically unwell.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Center for Translational Neuromedicine believe they may have discovered yet another clue as to why sleep is mandatory for good health - especially brain health.
Their report, published in the journal Science, reveals that your brain has a unique method of removing toxic waste through what's been dubbed the glymphatic system.
Please read more:
I have examined quiet a few patients suffering from Sleep apnoea.
To keep it short when observed in the upright posture these patients appear not to be able to inhale a full breath of air. The intercostal muscles appear unable to expand the chest. The difficulty with full oxygenation causes the patient to exert even more with each new breath. This extra effort begins to employ the neck muscles to lift the shoulders up to aid breathing.
When supine this lifting of the shoulders to aid breathing is impossible with each breath. Hence the sleep is unrefreshing; the patient never having slept deeply all night. The brain builds some 5000 chemical nutrients during deep rem sleep which again puts these patients at a great disadvantage because they do not seem able to get into the rem rhythm of sleeping.
The extra effort required for breathing at first produces the snoring. We shall assume this to be the case, although, I found no reference to this in the literature. What I did find mostly pointed to there being a narrower airway, large tongue, tongue falling back during sleep etc.
Breathing is under a reflex neurological and a voluntary control mechanism. This means that there is a part, which is not under our control and another part, which is.
The extra effort exerted to breathe in apnoeic patients becomes very tiring. The patient tries to take a rest from this extra effort which is the apnoeic phase. The reflex neurological cycle continues to make the person want to breathe to overcome this voluntary inhibition. A fight ensues and often the tiredness wins for a few seconds, allowing the patient to take a rest from this tremendous energy expenditure, for breathing.
While the breathing is arrested, the oxygen levels start depleting and carbon dioxide levels start rising. The sensors for these gases located in our neck region start firing very rapidly to overcome the voluntary inhibition. The neurological input to breathe accelerates and eventually overcomes the voluntary inhibition making the patient take a great big gasp of air producing the familiar gasping noise.
It is essentially a fight between trying to rest and trying to oxygenate in an increasingly deteriorating state.
Amongst children, the apnoeic episodes can be very alarming for the parents. Seeing their child tired in the morning, perhaps unable to go to school, is very disconcerting. In adults who fail to find any relief it is common that the partners, who are eventually at the end of their tether, decide to sleep in separate rooms. These patients are often so tired that they start snoring and gasping watching TV in the evening well before bedtime. It is usually a hellish scenario for the whole family.
The chronic effects of this over-exertion, against lungs, which cannot inflate fully; which may also be inhibited by some other factor, e.g. smoking, has further consequences. The main one is that the heart has to work harder to push the blood into lungs which have difficulty inflating fully. The patients are also usually chest breathers rather than belly breathers. This leads to the heart having to fight with every in breath causing the familiar palpitation. It also gets chronically damaged by the extra exertion with right sided heart enlargement and eventually early heart failure.
The ramifications of all this cardiac and lung deficiencies are widespread. apart from the effects in the immediate vicinity there are effects remote from the heart and lungs. If the blood is not saturating with oxygen some compensations have to be made.
Usually the sympathetic nervous system hyper-activates to conserve blood starting with the extremities, this results in a feeling of very cold hands and feet, often going blue in extreme cases. This effect on the extremities was first characterised by Maurice Raynaud in 1888 who described it as "episodic digital asphyxia due to arterial insufficiency" and is labelled after his name as Raynaud's Syndrome. Complex medical hypotheses have been put forth, but I think the mystery is now resolved.
A second factor which affects the sympathetic nervous system is its proximity to the Atlas vertebra which if asymmetric adversely effects the blood vessels especially in the extremities causing further arterial restrictions. Wintery weather plays an additional role in demanding higher oxygenation which the body is unable to fulfil.
This treble whammy can cause extremes of effects on the digits causing pallor, coldness, cramps and often cyanosis.
The hypothesis presented here challenges the fundamental tenets of contemporary medical understanding of the cause of the sleep apnoea, Raynaud's syndrome, and cramps.
Problems Caused by Smoking
The health problems are well documented:
Smoking and Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is one of the most serious problems that can occur due to smoking. Reports from the Oral Cancer Foundation state that one person dies from oral cancer every hour. 92% of all oral cancers are caused by smoking. Tobacco is the number one cause of oral cancer but it is curable if the cancer is caught in the early stages. In its early stage oral cancer can appear as an ulcer and this is why it sometimes goes unnoticed. This cancer can spread through the lips, mouth, and throat and any new lesions to the mouth or lips should be looked at by a dentist. Quitting smoking can also help improve symptoms of Raynaud's Disease, as smoking can affect your circulation.
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Why is Water so Important
Water is said to be the essence of life  our earth is the planet of water, 70% of the world’s surface is covered by water . Our bodies are up to two thirds water, the brain is composed of around 70%, blood around 82% and lungs nearly 90%  . Water is the life blood of our planet and everything that exists upon it . Everybody knows that the human body can survive only a matter of days without water. It is truly a remarkable chemical substance; one that is unique compared with the 15 million or so chemicals we already know something about, that is arguably our single most important natural resource and that is responsible for all life on our planet . Water has many important functions in our bodies, not only does it lubricate our joints, but it cushions our nervous system and helps us to swallow. Without it we could not regulate our body temperature though sweat and we are continually losing water through urine and faeces, our skin and lungs . The most important function of water is to facilitate cellular functions in the body since it has a particular ability to act as a solvent which is essential in the action of salts and ionic compounds. Water’s solubility is what drives nutrition, for all living organisms need water to dissolve the substances they use for food . It is a catalyst; a transport system that maintains our body temperature and supply’s vital nutrients and electrical impulses around the body . This points out alone the need for adequate, quality hydration, which emphasises the vital importance of consuming a high quality and quantity of water with superior hydration and dissolving properties throughout the day .
Water has long been recognised for its healing properties, and has been used as a natural medicine through out many ancient cultures, including those of ancient Rome, China, Greece and Japan . Many religions use water as an important part of their rituals and it is often distributed as an offering in many spiritual traditions . It is documented that water can benefit the entire body through a variety of versatile, non-side effect treatments, and “can cure acute conditions everything from diarrhoea to a cold, to migraine headaches as well as chronic bad health; it can also be used as a disease deterrent and superior health safe guard” . The vast number of techniques and treatments that have been available for centuries and still to this day are collectively known as hydrotherapy or water therapy, and part of a general approach to good health known as holistic medicine. Water therapy is exceptional as it works with each persons own nature in a positive manner that never destroys internal flora, it promotes circulation, supports our body’s own natural defence mechanism and acts as a detoxifier, ridding the body of any accumulated poisons or toxins that maybe the start of a disease .
Sebastian Kneipp is a well known German priest who lived from 1827-1897 and was diagnosed with terminal lung disease at a young age. He was determined to live and by chance he came across a booklet called Cold Water Treatments by Sigmund Hahn, and decided to try them. The treatments worked, his health stabilised and so he expanded on the original work of Hahn and added his vast knowledge of herbs and natural foods. Thus an entire system of water treatments, baths, steam baths and wrapping was developed. The man who was supposed to die at an early age lived to a very fruitful 70. Today over a 100 years after his death, father Kneipp’s water cure is still respected and used by the medical profession in Germany .
Drinking water daily helps the blood to carry nutritive parts of the digested food to relevant parts of the body. It also increases blood and lymph circulation and helps glands function normally. Drinking water has a bath like affect on the internal organs and helps purify and dilute the blood. It also increases the output of urine by activating the kidneys, and assists waste removal . Scientific discoveries have shown that water also works with hertz frequencies of essential minerals to provide a most important hydrolytic (chemical reaction) role in every aspect of cellular metabolism. Just as when water causes a chemical reaction to occur causing a seed to sprout and produce a new plant . It is vital to our health and wellbeing, so it only seems common sense to consume the highest quality water.
But what constitutes to healthy good quality water?
The Austrian naturalist Viktor Schauberger called water a living organism . There seems to be a growing understanding amongst many scientists and researchers that water is much more than its chemical suggests, insisting that in its various forms - as blood, sap or biological water it is the basis of all life . Liquid water is a highly mobile, vibrating and forever changing cluster of molecules , it is originally natural and has the power to purify itself. Purification takes place on a large scale continually through the natural hydrological cycle . Schauberger stated throughout his work that water needs to flow in a particular dynamic way to remain vibrant. Water needs to behave like it does in a natural stream, dancing and cavorting in spirals and vortices, or in the ground constantly moving in capillaries circulating within its storage chambers . Fresh natural water is healthy, self-cleansing, and resistant to disease-causing microbes. The precise reason for this is not yet known, but research at the Adolfo Lutz Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil shows that living water inhibits the proliferation of many types of microbes . In a youthful stream water is most active, producing vortices down the stream length that act like the rivers immune system . This vertical action rolls the water filaments centripetally in a spiral motion, cooling the water and breaking down pollutants into harmless substances. More importantly the vortex channels into the water memory, energies of higher frequency directly from the quantum ocean of energy (the ether), which is all around us. This input of higher energy cancels out the degraded memory allowing the higher more positive energy to prevail .
Drs. Engler and Kokoshinegg who have performed numerous experiments with water arrived at the conclusion that water possesses the ability to store information that has been impressed upon it from a given vibration . This coincides with the work of Masaru Emoto who has spent many years and still continues to do so researching the effect of different energies upon the vibrational level of water. Emoto has shown that when little droplets of water are frozen into water crystals, they show different geometries depending on the information that the water has received. During the course of his sampling and photographing different types of water, it became apparent that the quality of water crystals depended on more than just whether it was natural or tap water . Dr Enza Ciccolo a biologist from Milan stated that “every atom, molecule, or substance has its own unique ‘signature’ oscillation pattern or vibration, which can be measured in electromagnetic wavelengths or hertz” and that water is a carrier of this information; as a solvent it is the best know conductor of vibration, with information transfer possible without direct contact , supporting Emoto’s discoveries. According to Emoto if water collects information and its crystals reflect those characteristics it means that the quality of water changes based on information it receives. He continually found that water responded to positive words, sounds and intent by forming beautiful crystals, and in contrast when shown negative words, sounds and intent the water did not form crystals . As the adult human body is 70% water we also must be affected by the information we take in. This all may sound like science fiction but the number of successful applicants of measuring water memory through electronic templating by the likes of Dr. Lee Lorenzen, Konstantin Korotkov M.D., Professor Rustum Roy, Ciccolo and others is too voluminous to ignore.
What are we doing to our tap water?
“Because our tap water is not treated with care required to keep water pulsating and alive as Schauberger demonstrated” [2 pg28], we store it in reservoirs where it overheats, shatter its natural structures in turbines and generators and force it through straight pipes that deplete it’s energy, the quality of the water degenerates attracting pathogenic organisms. As a result the water authorities routinely treat it with chlorine to kill any bacteria, thus preventing water-borne diseases. “This powerful disinfectant kills all bacteria both good and bad alike, which can seriously weaken many of the immune enhancing micro-organisms in the body” [2 pg28]. It is often expressed that the amount of chlorine added is so small that it has no effects on the human body, but what they don’t tell you is the accumulative effect. Chlorine is stored in fatty tissue in the body so the dosage actually increases over time .
Years ago there was major concern that contraceptive residues were being found in drinking water, but now that has spread to prescription drugs in general . Not to mention the contamination that occurs when rivers take in waste water from sewage treatment facilities, exhaust gas from cars, soot and smoke from plants and incinerating daily waste materials .
In 2004 scientists studied the quality of water entering and leaving a large American water-treatment plant which gained its water from two small rivers. They found up to 40 prescription and non-prescription drugs and their metabolites, fragrance compounds, flame retardants and plasticisers, cosmetic compounds, disinfectants detergents and plant and animal steroids. These were deposited in the river by a sewage treatment plant upstream which was perfectly legal! The main concern was would the water treatment plant be able to prevent these compounds entering into the human drinking water supply. The answer was a loud no! Standard chlorination took care of the detergents, disinfectants and steroids, but it did not completely eliminate the rest.
Another major concern regarding our tap water is fluoridation. Nearly half of all our drinking water could have fluoride added to it under a secret government plan. It seems that the fluoride added is not the naturally occurring calcium fluoride that is present in some drinking water at very low levels , but hexofluorosilicic acid which posses many unanswered health questions . What they also don’t tell you are the accumulative effects of fluoride, so a few isolated exposures is OK but what about exposure over a number of years?. Growing research is revealing the hazards of water fluoridation, including increased risk of cancer, kidney malfunction, thyroid problems and reduction in melatonin production , osteoporosis, crippling bone defects and dental fluorosis (white mottling of the teeth).
The general purification process that our tap water receives is according to local governments and health bodies efficient in removing potentially dangerous chemicals and ionic materials, however even though these contaminants are removed the water still remains with the electrical “imprints” of the contaminants, so the vibrational frequency still exists even thought the compound doesn't’t. This is incredibly important to understand.
Is bottled water the answer?
It may be refreshing and trendy to drink but it’s certainly not refreshing for the environment. “It costs 10,000 times more to create the bottled version than it does to produce tap water, say scientists” , and creates 600 times more CO2 to produce a small bottle of water than the equivalent of tap . Also purity regulations are far more lax than those of tap water, plus it is now known that plastic containers can leach a variety of chemicals into its contents . Phil Woolas, the UK’s environment minister claimed that bottled water was "morally unacceptable" - the discomforting fact that while we have perfectly good tap water we spend approaching £2 billion on bottled water when a billion people around the world don't have safe water. In effect, we treat water as a luxury bauble while others die from its absence .
There is now a bewildering choice of techniques and gimmicks for purifying your tap water, it’s important to remember that good quality water is essential to optimum health, especially when we are ill or starting to age - dehydration is a common problem with the elderly. This is an important time for individuals to really understand the importance of water and the effect it has on our bodies. Only 0.4% of the earth’s water is suitable for drinking making it an incredibly precious commodity and one that life is undoubtedly dependent upon. Throughout history water has been noted for its magnificent properties and abilities to heal, why should we now treat an amazing natural life supporting substance with such ignorance and harm knowing how beneficial to life and long term health it is.
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Crawling Sensations, Fibers and Other Noted Morgellons Syndrome Symptoms: Another Theory for Sufferers to Consider
by Joseph Keleher
“.......I have done my best to document what I went through (see “Keleher 2008 “Hell and Back Again”). I wrote about connections to mercury and these horrific symptoms. I’ve angered medical professionals and sufferers. I’ve lost some old friends. I’ve found some new friends. I’ve written, emailed, and spoke on the phone with others who suffer. I’ve cried a bunch and still do (I don’t exactly know why). .........”
..........I believe the recent growing numbers of those suffering from Morgellons symptoms is due to two ingredients- toluene and mercury.
.......Toluene is found in glues, methamphetamines and cocaine. I believe the toluene found in dental adhesives, and connected to symptoms by Dr. Omar Amin, correlate with a surge of sufferers of these symptoms....... "
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A very interesting article by Tammy Racicot has just been published in Positive Health Magazine
Crouzon's Syndrome and Apert's Syndrome
Crouzon's and Apert's syndromes are the most common of the craniosynostosis syndromes. Craniosynostosis refers to the early closing of one or more of the sutures of an infant's head. The skull is normally composed of bones which are separated by sutures. This diagram shows the different sutures which can be involved.
ITS FEATURES INCLUDE:
As an infant's brain grows, open sutures allow the skull to expand and develop a relatively normal head shape. If one or more of the sutures have closed early, it causes the skull to expand in the direction of the open sutures. This can result in an abnormal head shape. In severe cases, this condition can also cause increased pressure on the growing brain.
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Dr. Roman BOSNJAK, Neurosurgery, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia
Thoracic outlet syndrome (neurogenic TOS) is pain in the shoulder, arm, medial forearm and ulnar part of the hand, the 4th and 5th fingers. This position dependent and extra vertebral brachialgia is a compression of the inferior trunk of the brachial plexus by a rudimental cervical rib and fibrous band (from this rib to the 1st rib). The pain is accompanied by hyposensitivity on the medial forearm, hand and 4-5th fingers, sometimes atrophy of small hand muscles is obvious. Sometimes vascular symptoms (hand paleness or a bluish hand) may appear from subclavian artery or vein compression (vascular TOS).
This video shows operative procedure that decompresses the brachial plexus.
Watch the video:
Also watch Simon Lewis where he talks about TOS being a vascular problem:
Vitamin B12 deficiencies
Vitamin B12 or cobalamin, to give it its scientific name, is an essential vitamin which the majority of people obtain from eating meat.
However there are a significant number of people (up to 40%) who either cannot absorb B12 or metabolise it due to digestive conditions such as Crohn's or celiac disease and IBS or who genetically lack the 'intrinsic factor', a protein produced by the stomach which aids in the absorption of B12.
B12 supplements can be administered in three forms:
There are various ways in which this can be taken, as a sublingual tablet, as a cutaneous patch, as a nasal spray or as an injection. People who have neurological symptoms or have digestive problems are probably best getting the supplement by injection. However cutaneous patches are also effective.
Problems of diagnosing B12 deficiency:
In the UK the normal accepted range is between 200 and 900 nano grams per litre (ng/L), yet it is well established in research literature that people with levels between 200 and 350 ng/L have symptoms of B12 deficiency. Additionally if patients with neurological symptoms have a serum B12 level of 450ng/L or less they should be treated as B12 deficient.
B12 deficiency can lead to an exasperation of some severe and chronic conditions. Below is a list of diseases and problems which may have B12 as a contributory factor:
Warning bells: Vitamin B12 works with folate to create red blood cells and is also involved in the creation of the myelin sheath which is the insulation layer of the nerves. Without myelin the signals from your brain cannot reach organs, the muscles and skin, resulting in loss of function, movement and sensation.
In the past B12 deficiency could lead to death from pernicious anaemia (PA) but long before PA sets in other symptoms will become apparent: fatigue, lethargy, weakness, memory loss, neurological and psychiatric problems.
Testing for deficiency: There are now several tests which can determine whether B12 deficiency could be a factor in the above symptoms. Unfortunately these are not used as often as they should be. Most GPs relying on the serum B12 levels which, as mentioned earlier, are unreliable at the range accepted in this country. A practitioner versed in the diagnosis of B12 deficiency may order the following tests, some of them fairly common and others which required analysis by a specialised laboratory:
This article is just touching on the subject of B12 deficiency. Much information is available on the internet, some links provided below will give you more understanding of the problem. The video, in particular, is a very good overview of the situation.
Clinical Knowledge paper from NICE
UK Facebook 'closed' support group:
Article researched and contributed by my patient Michele Findlay
Quinine as an antispasmodic for MS patients
What is Quinine?
Quinine is derived from a herb Cinchona-officinalis which is native to the Amazon Rainforest. It is renowned for its numerous health and therapeutic benefits. It is particularly found in the eastern slopes of the Amazon area of the Andes and towards the the central and western ranges.
Because of its usefulness in the curing of many diseases and ailments, the herb is now cultivated in many tropical areas, for commercial purposes.
Please let us know if you derived any benefit.
Remember the Tonic water has quinine in it and you must liaise with your medical practitioner to ensure that it does not interfere with any other medication that you may be taking.
Please also read this interesting link.
Cancer and Oxygen
Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg and his work on cancer
Warburg investigated the metabolism of tumours and the respiration of cells, particularly cancer cells, and in 1931 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his “discovery of the nature and mode of action of the respiratory enzyme.”
In 1924, Warburg hypothesised that cancer, malignant growth, and tumour growth are caused by the fact that tumour cells mainly generate energy (as e.g. adenosine triphosphate / ATP) by non-oxidative breakdown of glucose (a process called glycolysis). This is in contrast to “healthy” cells which mainly generate energy from oxidative breakdown of pyruvate. Pyruvate is an end-product of glycolysis, and is oxidised within the mitochondria. Hence, and according to Warburg, cancer should be interpreted as a mitochondrial dysfunction.
“Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarised in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.” - Dr. Otto H. Warburg in Lecture
Warburg continued to develop the hypothesis experimentally, and held several prominent lectures outlining the theory and the data.
The concept that cancer cells switch to glycolysis has become widely accepted, even if it is not seen as the cause of cancer. Some suggest that the Warburg phenomenon could be used to develop anticancer drugs. Meanwhile, cancer cell glycolysis is the basis of positron emission tomography (18-FDG PET), a medical imaging technology that relies on this phenomenon.
Warburg also wrote about oxygen's relationship to the pH of cancer cells internal environment. Since fermentation was a major metabolic pathway of cancer cells, Warburg reported that cancer cells maintain a lower pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2. He firmly believed that there was a direct relationship between pH and oxygen. Higher pH means higher concentration of oxygen molecules while lower pH means lower concentrations of oxygen.
Seemingly utterly convinced of the accuracy of his conclusions, Warburg expressed dismay at the "continual discovery of cancer agents and cancer viruses" which he expected to "hinder necessary preventative measures and thereby become responsible for cancer cases".
The important sentences from these observations are:
“Higher pH means higher concentration of oxygen molecules while lower pH means lower concentrations of oxygen” and;
Cancer cells maintain a lower pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2
Poor oxygenation is a fundamental problem that most patients suffer from. Could this be the real cause of an exponential rise in cancer cases?
Unerupted Canine Teeth
It is estimated that on average there is a 1.6% incidence of maxillary impacted canine teeth. (1) Impactions are twice as common in females (1.17%) as in males (0.51%). In patients who present with impacted maxillary canines, it is estimated that 8% of these are bilateral.
The most common reasons for canine impaction are usually localized and are the result of any one or combination of the following factors: tooth size/arch length discrepancies because of poor swallowing patterns, early loss of the deciduous canine, abnormal position of the tooth bud or the presence of an alveolar cleft.
The retention of impacted canines can present with complications, namely resorption of the roots of adjacent teeth and cystic lesions of the follicle. When pulling a canine into the occlusal arch, there is a risk involved. Trauma to adjacent teeth (root resorption) and ankylosis are some of the most common complications.
Regardless of the potential obstacles and the extended duration of treatment, proper planning facilitates an ideal result in even the most involved cases. A ballista appliance is used to prevent a facial pull of the canines in order to avoid and prevent resorption of the roots of the lateral incisors. As movement progresses over the course of a year or so. Once in position, they will be pulled facially into occlusion.
Visual snow is a transitory or persisting visual symptom where people see snow or television-like static in parts or the whole of their visual fields, 24/7 that is everywhere and in all lighting conditions. It is a persistent disturbance in the entire visual field resembling the static of an analogue TV set. A large proportion of 'Visual Snow' patients have bilateral continuous tinnitus.
The severity or density of the "snow" differs from one person to the next; in some circumstances, it can inhibit a person's daily life, making it difficult to read, see in detail and focus correctly.
You can get a good idea from this link and perhaps can use the link to ascertain your exact scores in different lighting conditions.
What could be the explanation?
Correcting the TMJ improves the neck muscles. Some deep muscles in the middle of the base of the head play an intimate role in proper eye function. The deepest layers of muscles (the suboccipital "star") are crucial and have the highest number of stretch receptors. Their connection, from eye movements to coordination of the rest of the back musculature, is remarkable.
These muscles have been shown to have 36 muscle spindles/gram of muscle tissue. The gluteus maximus, by comparison, has 0.7 spindles/gram. That is a 50-fold difference.
To feel their connection to eye movements, put your hands up on either side of your head with your thumbs just under your skull at the back middle of the head. Try and feel past the superficial muscles to get to the deep ones under the occipital ridge.
It appears that the hearing and vision senses are intimately affected by the state of these deep suboccipital muscles. A disturbance in the muscle tone at the base of the mid occiput perhaps upsets the ocular and auditory pathways causing in some the effect perceived as 'Visual Snow'.
The picture also shows how the back spinal muscles are literally suspended from the areas controlled by the suboccipital muscles. We have repeatedly seen how correcting the Atlas vertebrae immediately corrects the asymmetric hips most people suffer from - also known as the short leg phenomenon.
The tension in these muscles is also the cause of most headaches and migraines.
The way these muscles interact with the eyes is exemplified by a falling cat which always lands on its feet
This video is a good example of how to accomplish this release.
A patient wrote on the internet:
“I've had visual snow for as long as I can remember............ I only occasionally get tinnitus; not ringing but more like I'm a mile away from a rock show. Sometimes I still look around wondering "Where is that music coming from?!" only to realize I'm the only one vaguely hearing it.............. I was studying massage therapy and was getting a head/neck massage from one of the 2nd year students. She worked on the muscles in my neck then did a sub-occipital release. Your sub-occipital muscles are literally the muscles that move your eyes, and "releasing" them is just literally stretching them out causing them to relax.
I don't know if it worked right away. However, I do remember going outside to catch the bus home. It was night... and I just looked around, totally amazed. No snow in the darkness! The headlights of the cars and the street lights didn't have monstrous halos!”
Another patient replies:
"I am suffering with muscle tension every day and I do get that feeling like when you hold your breath and try to make your head red (pressure type feeling) that is actually just caused by blood that isn't flowing through enough...
Another comment by a reader:
I saw an ophthalmologist a year or so ago who had spent 5 years researching visual disturbances. He said he'd met people who had similar problems to me with the things moving when they're not, jumping vision, colours not being right, flashing, blind spots, halos, strobes and bright colours when you've got your eyes shut. Anyway he said they'd never found a cause but noted the similarity in other apparent symptoms and patient history, for example previous head injury, non-binocular vision, fatigue, IBS, dizziness, tinnitus and headaches.
What does this all mean?
What I deduce from extensive studies and experience with just one patient is that 'Visual Snow' is not an isolated symptom. It is part of a broader picture where patients suffer from a host of other symptoms like neck pain, fatigue, IBS, ear problems and headaches all caused by bodily asymmetries. It appears that the neck in these patients is more seriously damaged through injury and/or Cranio dental dysfunction. All these accompanying symptoms are very amenable to treatment. It should therefore be possible to bring about a resolution of 'Visual Snow' symptoms. If I had sufficient patients I could probably get results very fast in a small percentage instead of 'No cure' at present for this condition.
I recently came across another patient with severe TMJ dysfuncyion and Oscillopsia.
Oscillopsia is a visual disturbance in which objects in the visual field appear to oscillate. The severity of the effect may range from a mild blurring to rapid and periodic jumping. Here is a graphical reprsentation of the patients associated symptoms:
It too could be amenable to symmetry treatment.
It would be interesting if patients with 'visual snow' could complete our very comprehensive online questionnaire so that I can shed more light on the subject.
My patient certainly has a history of illness with a number of symptoms starting at age 10. I shall put up a graphical representation soon. I suspect that in other patients VS is not a sudden onset and a culmination of a long process with many other symptoms present. Completing our questionnaire will go a long way to find a solution for your VS.
Christmas post from my first 'Visual Snow' patient:
"Thanks for all your help and support over the past year. This time last year I would not have been able to write this card"
All 'Visual Snow' patients: Very many patients have contacted me from all over the world regarding their Visual Snow symptoms. We always ask them to complete our online questionnaire which costs 29 pounds to complete before coming for a consultation. We are prepared to offer this service free to all VS patients so that we can analyze the results and present them in a graphical format to advance this knowledge. The analyses may point to a common cause and perhaps lead to a discovery for a comprehensive cure. Every sufferers input is vital. Please email me a brief summary and I shall send you a free login to complete a very comprehensive 8 page questionnaire.
This article appeared in the online newspaper Mail today the 31st of January 2016:Agony of the patients with 'eye tinnitus' who have been misdiagnosed for years http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2638194/Agony-patients-eye-tinnitus.html#ixzz3yrJxlLJd
The article also says that many patients who have VS have been misdiagnosed as migraine patients. I have a patient who had both migraine and VS. The migraine resolved very fast but the treatment has not impacted his VS symptoms yet.
The medical profession is thoroughly confused about Visual Snow and so is Hitler
Some patients have found relief listening to the subliminal music and watching this video:
Chronic Chest infections
Many patients suffer from chronic chest infections
The fundamental cause is a poor breathing capacity because of a poor jaw position. Oxygen is the biggest killer of bacteria and if your ventilatory capacity is poor you will tend to pick up more infections.
The handling of chest infections with antibiotics for years on end is absolutely wrong. Patents must seek the correction of their jaw function.
When a chest infection starts it usually starts with a light cough. It may happen early in the morning at 4.00 AM. The correct treatment is to immediately get up and gargle with hot salt water. If your child has the problem you must get the child up to do the same. Usually this stops the throat infection in its tracks. If after a few minutes you start coughing again you must repeat the salt water gargling procedure until you have no coughing bouts.
This would enable you to go to work in the morning and your child to school.
One of the worst inventions propagating sore throats is antiseptic mouthwashes, followed closely by poisonous tooth pastes. These disturb the natural bacterial harmony in the mouth and allow nasty organisms to increase causing serious damage to the gums and giving you putrid foul bad breath. So avoid these at all costs..
Seemingly you have to replace this with brushing with hot salt water solutions.
Please also avoid 'natural' tooth pastes and tee tree oils for cleaning your mouth.
Antiseptic Lozenges must also be avoided
It is a myth that a sore throat is viral and so cannot be treated. The moment you start coughing it is already bacterial and is some cases a course of very short term antibiotics may become necessary
If you suffer from a serious chest infection like pneumonia , SARS or pleurisy you obviously need hospital care.
Please also read my article on salt on this website:
Causes of cystitis
Cystitis usually occurs as the result of poor pumping action by the pelvic diaphragm due to a poor breathing pattern. Infection takes hold in a stagnant system.
Symptoms of cystitis
Common symptoms are a sharp pain when passing urine, and an urgent and frequent need to pass urine, often with little or no urine being passed. Other possible symptoms include blood in the urine, backache, loin pain, lower abdominal aches and generally feeling unwell. These symptoms are often not consequent upon the cystitis but may exist in parallel due to bodily asymmetries.
Breast milk contains complex sugars that prevent bacterial lectins from binding thus prevent infections in infants. Mannose, a sugar that adheres to a broad variety of uterine bacteria, when used to flush a mare's uterus, restored fertility, which was previously prevented because of chronic uterine infections. (King, Sheryl. Director Equine Studies. Southern Illinois University. 2000). Therefore palliative measures like using Mannose sugar is imperative during an episode of infection. Drinking one glass of cranberry juice a day is also believed to help prevent cystitis. Avoid potential irritants such as perfumed bath oils and vaginal deodorants and antiseptics. Ask the doctor for advice if this is the first time cystitis has occurred, if the symptoms don't improve after 24 hours or get worse, if blood is present in the urine or if symptoms are accompanied by fever, loin pain or lower backache.
Correct the breathing mechanism!. This improves the pumping action of the thoracic and pelvic diaphragms thus increasing the quality of the blood circulation, lymphatic drainage aiding the expulsion of the bacteria. A consultation to assess the impact of body asymmetries on the quality of breathing is imperative.
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