Body of evidence summaries prepared over night to give some scientific legitimacy to m,y claims.

They had their expert study it over 24 hours. He agreed it was all true but the PCC continued unaccepting of this scientific evidence otherwise half the charges would have been immediately thrown out.


Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2012 May; 8(5):
PMCID: PMC3424429
PMID: 22933865
Management of Arthritis in Patients with Inflammatory

Bowel Disease
Timothy R. Orchard, MD, MA, DM, FRCP*


TRO There are 2 types of joint problems that can occur in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): arthritis, which is inflammation, and arthralgia, which is pain without inflammation. Arthralgia is more common among patients with IBD, occurring in 40-50% of patients, which is a rate similar to that of the general population; arthritis occurs in approximately 15—20% of Crohn's disease (CD) patients and approximately 10% of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients at some stage during their disease course.

Cureus. 2019 Sep; 11(9): e5695.
Published online 2019 Sep 18. doi: 10.7759/

PMCID: PMC6823017
PMID: 31720163
Relationship between Ulcerative Colitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Review
Monitoring Editor: Alexander Muacevic and
John R Adler
Mark G Attalla, 1 Sangeeta B Singh,1
Raheela Khalid
,1 Musab Umair,2 and
Emmanuel Epenge3

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a colonic disease characterized by chronic inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a rheumatological chronic inflammatory disease characterized by joint swelling and tenderness. It is also considered an autoimmune disorder. We want to discover if a link exists between UC and RA and if so, how UC affects the progress of arthritis
All these findings provide sufficient evidence that there is a relation between the two diseases. This study is beneficial as it reviews data collected from the last 50 years from different databases, including all cases that have both diseases. It will help scientists and doctors to understand individual and shared elements of both disorders better.


Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Dec; 97(51):
Published online 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013783
PMCID: PMC6319794
PMID: 30572534
Association of allergic rhinitis with
sleep apnea. A meta-analysis

Yuan Cao, MD,a Shuang Wu, MM,
b Liyu Zhang,
MM,c Ying Yang, PhD,c Sancheng Cao, BS
and Qiao Li, PhDb,c,∗
Monitoring Editor: Stefano Omboni.
The co-existence of allergic rhinitis (AR) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common phenomenon in clinical practice. AR has long been considered a risk factor for OSA. However, the relationship is not completely clear. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the prevalence of AR in sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) /OSA and their relationship.

Conclusion: The prevalence of AR in OSA/SDB is considerably high and children with SDB suffering from a higher incidence of AR ....

J Allergy Clin Immunol. Author manuscript; available
in PMC 2013 Feb 20.
Published in final edited form as:
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Dec; 130(6):

Published online 2012 Aug 3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.06.026
PMCID: PMC3576835
PMID: 22867694
Sleep and allergic disease: A summary
of the literature and future directions
for research

Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD,a Timothy
, DO,b Cynthia A. Esteban, MSN,
MPH,a and ~
Robert B. Klein, MDa
Sleep-disordered breathing is also more common in patients with allergic diseases. Upper and lower airway resistance can increase the risk for sleep-disordered breathing events. In patients with allergic rhinitis, nasal congestion is a risk factor for apnea and snoring.

In summary, sleep impairment associated with allergic diseases, such as asthma, AR, and AD, can have a significant effect on the patient’s quality of life and functioning in specific areas.




Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2011 Jan;17(1)
:39-44. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e
Anxiety and depression in asthma.
Di Marco F1, Santus P, Centanni S.
There is growing awareness of the correlation between psychological factors, the course of asthma, and the outcomes of asthma treatment. However, the implications of this correlation are still poorly understood.........
Even though it is generally accepted that anxiety and depression are more common in asthmatic patients and that there is a close correlation between psychological disorders and asthma outcomes, such as poorer control of asthma symptoms, the implications and practical consequences of this link remain weak

Chest. 2016 Dec; 150(6): 1242–1250.
Published online 2016 Oct 6. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.09.020
PMCID: PMC5310183
PMID: 27720882
Association Between Insomnia and
Asthma  Burden in the Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP) III

Faith S. Luyster, PhD,a,∗ Patrick J. Strollo,
MD,b,c Fernando Holguin, MD, MPH
,b Mario Castro, MD,d Eleanor M. Dunican, MD,
e John Fahy, MD,
e Benjamin Gaston, MD,f Elliot Israel, MD,g
Nizar N. Jarjour
, MD,h David T. Mauger, PhD
,i Wendy C. Moore, MD,j
and Sally E. Wenzel, M

We aimed to determine the prevalence of insomnia, defined as combined sleep-specific complaints with associated daytime symptoms, among a large sample of adults with asthma, and to compare well-being, asthma control, and asthma-related health care utilization in individuals with asthma and insomnia and those without insomnia....
Conclusion: We have demonstrated that insomnia is highly prevalent in adults with asthma and is associated with worse asthma control, higher prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms and worse disease-specific quality of life, and more frequent asthma-related health care utilization


European Respiratory Journal 2017 50: PA547;
DOI: 10.1183/1393003.congress-2017.PA547
Pulmonary manifestations in patients with

Hanna Dmeńska, Barbara Pietrucha, Edyta Heropolitańska - Pliszka
Conclusions: High incidence of respiratory tract infections was the main complication in our A-T patients. Early diagnosis (taking into consideration their radiosensitivity) and appropriate treatment can prolong life span.

Neurology. 2018 Mar 6; 90(10): 464–471.
doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005055
PMCID: PMC5863491
PMID: 29440566
Comprehensive systematic review summary: Treatment of cerebellar motor dysfunction and ataxia
Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation
Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology

Theresa A. Zesiewicz, MD, George Wilmot,
Sheng-Han Kuo,

The causes of cerebellar dysfunction are numerous and include vitamin deficiencies, structural lesions (caused by tumors or trauma), infection, inflammation, toxins, neurodegeneration, genetics, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), and metabolic disorders. Motor signs resulting from cerebellar dysfunction may include some or all of the following: imbalance, impaired coordination, limb and body tremor, dysarthria, and oculomotor abnormalities. Other neurologic symptoms and signs may accompany cerebellar dysfunction, including dystonia, muscle weakness, oculomotor abnormalities, neuropathy, parkinsonism, spasticity, impaired visual acuity, and sensory impairment.....
There is currently no approved therapy to treat cerebellar motor dysfunction, and no pharmacologic or surgical treatment is routinely used

Breathing problems

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2011 Jul;15(3):291-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2010.06.002. Epub 2010 Jun 25.
Breathing and temporomandibular joint disease.
Bartley J1.

Occlusal factors have been implicated in TMD pathogenesis, yet despite decades of research no causal relationship between occlusion and TMD has been found. The significance of psychosocial factors in both the assessment and the long-term management of patients with TMD is receiving increased recognition. The teaching of relaxation skills and coping strategies are effective, proven TMD therapies. The role of breathing re-education in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders is rarely mentioned

J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2005 Summer;29(4):287-92.
Correlation between signs of temporomandibular (TMD) and cervical spine (CSD) disorders in asthmatic children.
Chaves TC1, Grossi DB, de Oliveira AS, Bertolli F, Holtz A, Costa D.

Neck accessory respiratory muscles and mouth breathing suggest a direct relationship among asthma, Temporomandibular (TMD) and Cervical Spine (CSD) Disorders. This study was performed to evaluate and correlate TMD, CSD in asthmatic and non-asthmatic [children].
Results showed a positive correlation between the severity of TMD and CSD signs in asthmatic children (r = 0.48). No child was considered normal to CSD and cervical mobility. The possible shortening of neck accessory muscles of respiration and mouth breathing could explain the relationship observed between TMD, CSD signs in asthmatic children and emphasize the importance of the assessment of temporomandibular and cervical spine regions in asthmatic children.

Cerebellar dysfunction in Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and developmental dyslexia

Cerebellum. 2016 Feb; 15(1): 34–37.
doi: 10.1007/s12311-015-0715-3
PMCID: PMC4811332
PMID: 26298473
The cerebellum and neuro-developmental

Catherine J. Stoodley

Cerebellar dysfunction is evident in several developmental disorders, including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and developmental dyslexia, and damage to the cerebellum early in development can have long-term effects on movement, cognition, and affective regulation. Early cerebellar damage is often associated with poorer outcomes than cerebellar damage in adulthood, suggesting that the cerebellum is particularly important during development

Depression & anxiety

Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9: 634.
Published online 2018 Nov 29. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00634
PMCID: PMC6281716
PMID: 30555360
Cerebellar Contributions to Major Depression
Malte S. Depping, Mike M. Schmitgen,
Katharina M. Kubera
, and Robert C. Wolf*
Extending beyond the motor domain, the cerebellum is involved in various aspects of cognition and affect. Multidisciplinary evidence has demonstrated topographic organization of higher-order cognitive functions within the cerebellum. We here review recent neuroimaging research that indicates cerebellar contributions to major depressive disorder.

Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2006 Jul; 3(7): 62–68.
Published online 2006 Jul.
PMCID: PMC2958867
PMID: 20975818
Sleep-Disordered Breathing In Depression and Schizophrenia
Fredric Jaffe, DO, Dimitri Markov, MD, and Karl Doghramji, MD
Sleep disorders are becoming more prevalent. There is an overlap of symptoms related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and many psychiatric conditions. Complaints of excessive sleepiness, insomnia, cognitive dysfunction, and depressive symptoms can be related to both disease states. Physicians observed this cessation of breathing while the patient slept and postulated that these episodes were responsible for subsequent complaints of sleepiness. OSAS can coexist with major depressive disorder, exacerbate depressive symptoms, or be responsible for a large part of the symptom complex of depression. Additionally, in schizophrenia, sleep apnea may develop as a result of chronic neuroleptic treatment and its effect on gains in body weight, a major risk factor for the development of OSAS.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Ann Thorac Med. 2009 Jul-Sep; 4(3):
doi: 10.4103/1817-1737.53347
PMCID: PMC2714564
PMID: 19641641
Pulmonary manifestations of gastroesophageal
reflux disease

Gajanan S. Gaude

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may cause, trigger or exacerbate many pulmonary diseases. The physiological link between GERD and pulmonary disease has been extensively studied in chronic cough and asthma. A primary care physician often encounters patients with extra oesophageal manifestations of GERD in the absence of heartburn. Patients may present with symptoms involving the pulmonary system; non-cardiac chest pain; and ear, nose and throat disorders. Local irritation in the oesophagus can cause symptoms that vary from indigestion, like chest discomfort and abdominal pain, to coughing and wheezing.

TMJ and Fibromyalgia connection

Cranio. 2019 Aug 3:1-5. doi: 10.1080/08869634.2019.1650215.
[Epub ahead of print]
Morphological changes in the temporomandibular joints in women with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain: A case series.
Santos CEM1, Rodrigues VP2,3, De Oliveira ICV2,
De Assis DSFR
3, De Oliveira MM3, Conti CF1,3.

Objective: This study investigated the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) morphological changes in women with fibromyalgia (FM) through clinical and tomographic evaluation. ...
: All patients had crackling in the joint, a habit of grinding teeth during sleep, muscle stiffness, and tinnitus. The tomographic findings revealed a higher frequency of condylar bone wear, reduction of joint space, and posterior positioning of the mandibular condyle. The temporomandibular disorders with the highest prevalence were osteoarthritis and disc displacement with reduction

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2019 Jul;128(1):33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2019.02.023. Epub 2019 Feb 28.
Comorbidity between fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorders: a
systematic review.

Ayouni I1, Chebbi R2, Hela Z3, Dhidah M2.

The purpose of this systematic review is to study the association between FM and TMD, as well as the prevalence and characteristics of TMD in patients with FM or the features and prevalence of FM in patients with TMD
CONCLUSIONS:  The high prevalence of TMD in patients with FM emphasizes the need to consider the signs and symptoms of TMD in the diagnosis of FM to improve pain management in these patients.

Headaches and migraines

Headache. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2019 May 20.
Published in final edited form as:
Headache. 2018 Jul; 58(7): 1030–1039.
Published online 2018 Aug 8. doi: 10.1111/

PMCID: PMC6527324
PMID: 30091160
Sleep Disorders and Migraine: Review of
Literature and Potential Pathophysiology Mechanisms

Angeliki Vgontzas, MD and Jelena
M. Pavlović
, MD, PhD

Our objective was to review studies of sleep and migraine from the last 2 decades utilizing validated subjective and objective measures of sleep and to explore potential mechanisms underlying this complex relationship by incorporating recent advances in neuroscience. We specifically focus on insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, parasomnias, sleep related movement disorders, and REM sleep related disorders and their relationship to migraine.
..... The complex relationships between sleep and migraine point to a common shared pathophysiology. Although this topic has received significantly more attention over the last 2 decades, there are still many knowledge gaps.

Pain Res Manag. 2017; 2017: 3203027.
Published online 2017 Mar 21. doi: 10.1155/2017/3203027
PMCID: PMC5379086
PMID: 28420942
Temporomandibular Disorders and Headache: A Retrospective Analysis
of 1198 Patients

Carlo Di Paolo, 1 Anna D'Urso, 1 Piero Papi, 1

Headache is one of the most common diseases associated with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs). The aim of this study was to evaluate, retrospectively, if headache influences TMD's symptoms.
This study is consistent with previous literature in showing a close relationship between headache and TMD. All data underlines that headache makes pain parameters more intense and frequent.

Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench. 2015
8(4): 294–297.
PMCID: PMC4600520
PMID: 26468350
Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity and reproductive disorders
Justine Bold1 and Kamran Rostami2


Coeliac disease may impair the reproductive life of affected women, eliciting delayed puberty, infertility, amenorrhea and precocious menopause. Clinical and epidemiological studies show that female patients with coeliac disease are at higher risk of spontaneous abortion, low birth weight of the newborn, reduced duration of lactation, polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis

Sleep Med Rev. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2016 Aug 1.
Published in final edited form as:
Sleep Med Rev. 2015 Aug; 22: 78–87.
Published online 2014 Oct 18. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2014.10.005
PMCID: PMC4402098
PMID: 25458772
Sleep, Sleep Disturbance and Fertility in Women
Jacqueline D. Kloss,a,* Michael Perlis,
b Jessica Zamzow,a Elizabeth Culnan,a and Clarisa Graciac
.... At present, however, little is known about whether fertility is affected by sleep quantity and quality. That is, to what degree, and by what mechanisms, do sleep and/or its disturbances affect fertility? The purpose of this review is to synthesize what is known about sleep disturbances in relation to reproductive capacity. A model is provided, whereby stress, sleep dysregulation, and circadian misalignment are delineated for their potential relevance to infertility. Ultimately, if it is the case that sleep disturbance is associated with infertility, new avenues for clinical intervention may be possible.
How Might Sleep Affect Fertility?
Provided here is both (a) a synthesis of literature that relates sleep and/or sleep disturbance to reproductive indices and (b) a framework encompassing the pathways by which sleep disturbance can interfere with fertility (see Figure 2). There are at least three possible pathways by which sleep disturbance may be related to infertility:.............................

PLoS One. 2019; 14(10): e0223776.
Published online 2019 Oct 10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223776
PMCID: PMC6799872
PMID: 31600310
Pelvic alignment changes during the perinatal

Saori Morino, Conceptualization, Data curation,
Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Writing – original draft,1,* Mika Ishihara,.....  ando

The function of the pelvic bones is to transfer load generated by body weight. Proper function of the pelvic bones can be disturbed by alignment changes that occur during pregnancy. Further, misalignment of the pelvic bones can lead to pain, urinary incontinence, and other complications. An understanding of the timing and nature of pelvic alignment changes during pregnancy may aid in preventing and treating these complications.


World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Oct 7; 20(37): 13501–13511.
Published online 2014 Oct 7. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i37.13501
PMCID: PMC4188901
PMID: 25309080
Pulmonary manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease
Xiao-Qing Ji, Li-Xia Wang, and De-Gan Lu

The spectrum of IBD manifestations in the chest is broad, and the manifestations may mimic other diseases. Although infrequent, physicians dealing with IBD must be aware of these conditions, which are sometimes life-threatening, to avoid further health impairment of the patients and to alleviate their symptoms by prompt recognition and treatment. Knowledge of these manifestations in conjunction with pertinent clinical data is essential for establishing the correct diagnosis and treatment. The treatment of IBD-related respiratory disorders depends on the specific pattern of involvement, and in most patients, steroids are required in the initial management.

Stanford Medicine.

"Ulcerative colitis linked to missing gut microbes."
ScienceDaily, 25 February 2020. <
/02/20022 5114412.htm

About 1 million people in the United States have ulcerative colitis, a serious disease of the colon that has no cure and whose cause is obscure. Now, a study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators has tied the condition to a missing microbe.
The discoveries raise the prospect that supplementing ulcerative colitis patients with those missing metabolites -- or perhaps someday restoring the gut-dwelling bacteria that produce them -- could effectively treat intestinal inflammation in these patients and perhaps those with a related condition called Crohn's disease, Habtezion said.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory condition in which the immune system attacks tissue in the rectum or colon. Patients can suffer from heavy bleeding, diarrhea, weight loss and, if the colon becomes sufficiently perforated, life-threatening sepsis.
There is no known cure. While immunosuppressant drugs can keep ulcerative colitis at bay, they put patients at increased risk for cancer and infection. Moreover, not all patients respond, and even when an immunosuppressant drug works initially, its effectiveness can fade with time. About one in five ulcerative colitis patients progress to the point where they require total colectomy, the surgical removal of the colon and rectum, followed by the repositioning of the lower end of the small intestine to form a J-shaped pouch that serves as a rectum.
These "pouch patients" can lead quite normal lives. However, as many as half will develop pouchitis, a return of the inflammation and symptoms they experienced in their initial condition.

Multiple Sclerosis

Neurology. 2012 Aug 28; 79(9): 929–936.
doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318266fa9d
PMCID: PMC3425840
PMID: 22895593
Sleep-disordered breathing in multiple sclerosis
Tiffany J. Braley, MD, MS, Benjamin M. Segal, MD,
and Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS

The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to assess the prevalence and severity of sleep apnea in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) referred for overnight polysomnography (PSG) and to explore the radiographic and clinical features that might signal risk for undiagnosed sleep apnea..........
......These data suggest a predisposition for obstructive sleep apnea and accompanying central apneas among patients with MS, particularly among those with brainstem involvement.

Inflammopharmacology. 2014; 22(1): 1–22.
Published online 2013 Nov 14. doi: 10.1007/s10787-013-

PMCID: PMC3933737
PMID: 24234347
Multiple sclerosis-induced neuropathic
pain: pharmacological management and
patho physiological insights from rodent
EAE models

Nemat Khan and Maree T. Smith
In patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), pain is a frequent and disabling symptom. The prevalence is in the range 29–86 % depending upon the assessment protocols utilised and the definition of pain applied. Neuropathic pain that develops secondary to demyelination, neuroinflammation and axonal damage in the central nervous system is the most distressing and difficult type of pain to treat. Although dysaesthetic extremity pain, L’hermitte’s sign and trigeminal neuralgia are the most common neuropathic pain conditions reported by patients with MS, research directed at gaining insight into the complex mechanisms underpinning the pathobiology of MS-associated neuropathic pain is in its relative infancy.

PMID: 24964107
Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2014 Jun;72(6):422-5.
Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Carvalho LS1, Matta AP1, Nascimento OJ1,
Guimarães AS
2, Rodrigues LR2.

The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in patients with the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (MS)...........To assess the extent of disability produced by MS, the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) was used. The prevalence of TMD symptoms in patients with MS was 56.7% versus 16.7% for the control group, with a statistically significant difference between the groups (p=0.0016). No correlation was found between the severity of MS and the prevalence of TMD symptoms (Fisher's test, p=1.0).



Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015;873:9-14. doi: 10.1007/5584
Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders and Bruxism.
Kostrzewa-Janicka J1, Jurkowski P2,
Zycinska K

Przybyłowska D2, Mierzwińska-Nastalska E2.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is a sleep-related breathing disorder, due mainly to peripheral causes, characterized by repeated episodes of obstruction of the upper airways, associated with snoring and arousals. The sleep process fragmentation and oxygen desaturation events lead to the major health problems with numerous pathophysiological consequences. Micro-arousals occurring during sleep are considered to be the main causal factor for night jaw-closing muscles activation called bruxism. Bruxism is characterized by clenching and grinding of the teeth or by bracing or thrusting of the mandible.......In this article we present an evaluation of the relationship between OSA and sleep bruxism. It has been reported that the frequency of apneic episodes and that of teeth clenching positively correlates in OSA. However, clinical findings suggest that further studies are needed to clarify sleep bruxism pathophysiology and to develop new approaches to tailor therapy for individual patients with concomitant sleep bruxism and OSA.

The Occlusal Connection


J Clin Exp Dent. 2014 Feb; 6(1): e1–e6.
Published online 2014 Feb 1. doi: 10.4317/jced.51129
PMCID: PMC3935897
PMID: 24596627
Resting position of the head and malocclusion in a group of patients with cerebral palsy
Victoria Martinez-Mihi,1 Francisco J. Silvestre,
2 Lorena M. Orellana,
3 and Javier Silvestre-Rangil1
Cerebral palsy are found as a result of these disorders, along with associated neuromuscular functional alterations that affect the resting position of the head. In this context, the resting position of the head could be responsible for several skeletal and dental occlusal disorders among patients with cerebral palsy. Objective: To assess the presence of malocclusions in patients with cerebral palsy, define the most frequent types of malocclusions, and evaluate how the resting position of the head may be implicated in the development of such malocclusions.

Rev Eur Odontoestomatol. 1991 Mar-Apr;3(2):95-102.
Relationship between malocclusion and
TMJ dysfunction. Literature review.

[Article in Spanish]
Gonzalez Sequeros O1, Royo-Villanova
Perez ML

The purpose of this paper is to discuss some current concepts of malocclusion and TMJ Syndrome by reviewing the most significative literature. ......... occlusion, as the condylar position in centric relation and in TMJ Syndrome, or what kind of malocclusion (morphologic and functional, skeletal or dental) was the cause of TMJ Syndrome.

J Prosthet Dent. 1980 Nov;44(5):541-4.
The interrelationship of stress and degenerative diseases.
Eggleston DW.

Dental structural aberrations (malocclusion) can be perceived by the brain as major, 24-hour-a-day stressor agents, thus adding substantially to the total distress of the patient. In this manner, malocclusion becomes a significant factor in the pathogenesis of degenerative diseases. Under this hypothesis, malocclusion is the result of functional disorders, not genetics. Treatment of the entire patient cannot be overemphasized.

Sleep apnoea and the cardiac connection


Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4): 340–343.
PMCID: PMC3147220
PMID: 21841855
Sleep Apnea, Cardiac Arrhythmias, and Sudden Death
Ondrej Ludka, MUDr, PhD, Tomas Konecny, MD, MUDr,
and Virend Somers, MD, DPhil
Ali Massumi, MD, Section Editor

.... recent evidence supports the contention that OSA is one of the modifiable factors that contribute to AF. In a study of more than 3,500 adults who underwent polysomnographic evaluation and had no history of AF, the severity of nocturnal hypoxemia was found to be an independent predictor of AF occurrence, but only in those ≤65 years old.20 In postoperative coronary-artery-bypass patients, AF seems also to be associated with OSA.21 An observational study of patients who underwent successful cardioversion for AF reported that untreated OSA was associated with an 82% risk of recurrence within 1 year, approximately twice the risk of recurrence in OSA patients who were on CPAP treatment.22

Mater Sociomed. 2011; 23(4): 235–237.
doi: 10.5455/msm.2011.23.235-237
PMCID: PMC3633408
PMID: 23678304
Sleep Disorders in Patients with Bronchial Asthma
Vesna Cukic, Vladimir Lovre, and Dejan


Respiratory disturbances during sleep are recognized as extremely common disorders with important clinical consequences. Breathing disorders during sleep can result in broad range of clinical manifestations, the most prevalent of which are unrefreshing sleep, daytime sleepiness and fatigue, and cognitive impairmant. There is also evidence that respiratory-related sleep disturbances can contribute to several common cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, including systemic hypertension, cardiac dysfunction, and insulin-resistance. Correlations are found between asthma-related symptoms and sleep disturbances.

Speech problems


J Clin Sleep Med. 2014 Jun 15; 10(6):
Published online 2014 Jun 15. doi: 10.5664/

PMCID: PMC4031409
PMID: 24932148
Association between Symptoms of Sleep-
Disordered Breathing and Speech in
Children with Craniofacial Malformations

Marta Moraleda-Cibrián, M.D.,1,
2 Mary Berger,
3 Sean P. Edwards, D.D.S., M.D.,2 Steven J.
, M.D., M.H.P.E.,3 Steven R. Buchman, M.D.,
3 and Louise M. O'Brien, Ph.D., M.S.1,2

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and speech difficulties are common problems in children with craniofacial malformations (CFM). The present study was designed to investigate whether resonance issues identified during speech assessment are associated with parental report of SDB symptoms in children with CFM.
Symptoms of sleep disordered breathing are common in children with craniofacial malformations especially if they have undergone sphincter pharyngoplasty; many of these children can be identified by measures of resonance on routine speech evaluation.

Behav Modif. 2004 Mar;28(2):247-60.

Using simplified regulated breathing with an adolescent stutterer: application of effective intervention in a residential context.

Freeman KA1, Friman PC.

Simplified regulated breathing (SRB) has been demonstrated to reduce or eliminate stuttering in children. However, much of the current research has evaluated the intervention with school-aged children within educational contexts. In the current case report, we extended the application of SRB by evaluating its effectiveness in treating stuttering displayed by a 15-year-old resident of a large midwestern residential facility. Further, we evaluated the impact across different assessment conditions. Results showed that SRB resulted in decreased stuttering for the participant, although differential effectiveness across conditions was noted. These results are discussed in terms of the generality of SRB across client populations and clinical settings, as well as the value of addressing contextual variables when treating stuttering.

Cervical spine pain

Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 582414.
Published online 2014 Jun 19. doi: 10.1155/2014/582414
PMCID: PMC4090505
PMID: 25050363
Correlation between TMD and Cervical Spine
Mobility: Is the Whole Body Balance TMJ Related?
Karolina Walczyńska-Dragon, 1 ,* Stefan Baron, 1 Aleksandra Nitecka-Buchta, 1 and Ewaryst Tkacz 2

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The cervical spine motion was analysed using an MCS device. Subjects were randomly admitted to two groups, treated and control. Patients from the treated group were treated with an occlusal splint. Patients from control group were ordered to self-control parafunctional habits. Subsequent examinations were planned in both groups 3 weeks and 3 months after treatment was introduced. The results of tests performed 3 months after the beginning of occlusal splint therapy showed a significant improvement in TMJ function (P > 0.05), cervical spine ROM, and a reduction of spinal pain. The conclusion is that there is a significant association between TMD treatment and reduction of cervical spine pain, as far as improvement of cervical spine mobility.

Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015: 512792.
Published online 2015 Mar 26. doi: 10.1155/2015/512792
PMCID: PMC4391655
PMID: 25883963
Jaw Dysfunction Is Associated with Neck Disability
and Muscle Tenderness in Subjects with and without Chronic Temporomandibular Disorders
A. Silveira, 1 I. C. Gadotti, 2 ,
* S. Armijo-Olivo,
3 D. A. Biasotto-Gonzalez, 4 and D. Magee 3
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High levels of muscle tenderness in upper trapezius and temporalis muscles correlated with high levels of jaw and neck dysfunction. Moreover, high levels of neck disability correlated with high levels of jaw disability. These findings emphasize the importance of considering the neck and its structures when evaluating and treating patients with TMD.

Shoulder pain

Dr. Katherine Phillips, DDS • Aug 21, 2019
How Shoulder & Neck Pain Relates To Your TMJ
A most interesting and rather alarming correlation between TMJD and MS I saw in an online forum.
"Hi everyone I know this is an older post but I was wondering if anyone out there [found] a link between TMJ disorder and MS? The reason I ask is that I know there is no known cause of [MS] but the link between TMJD and MS seems like a possibility to me.

My father and his father both died from brain tumors at young ages. So I get brain MRIs from time to time to make sure I don’t have a brain tumor. I got an MRI of my brain in 2014 and there were no lesions and no tumors.

Then in December 2014, I got a full set of the New [Veneers] because my wife works for a dentist and he gave them to us for free for Christmas that year. From January to March 2015, my veneers fell off every week and I had to go to this dentist three times a week to get them re-cemented because walking around with no front teeth can be quite embarrassing.

By March my dentist was so frustrated that he could not get them to stay on so he ripped all the veneers out and shaved all my teeth down to put on crowns. My real teeth were not that bad at all. But I ended up losing all my real teeth and now I have these ugly looking crowns.

Anyway, when he did this he screwed up my bite and my occlusion which lead to severe TMJ disorder and for those of you who suffer from severe TMJD you know the pain I’m talking about with the migraines, neck, shoulder, back pain, I can’t chew, can’t speak and so on and so on. The pain was so intense and the migraines were so painful that it started to affect my work performance. Then I started to lose my memory and cognitive function. I thought it was due to the TMJ disorder.

During 2015 August I went in to get a brain MRI to see if maybe I had a brain tumor like my father. It came back with 20 lesions on my brain and 15 on my spine. So in 2014 I had no lesions on my brain MRI and then I got TMJ disorder with horrible pain in my head neck and back. And in less than a year I developed all these lesions and was diagnosed with MS.

I can’t help but think that it was caused by the TMJ disorder. And I know there’s no cause that we know of for MS but I can’t help but think there is a link between the TMJD and my MS. Has anyone else had this experience? I am so desperately looking for someone else who’s had the same thing. So please let me know so I know that I’m not the only one out there that thinks this. Thank you so much I really do love you guys and appreciate all your advice."

PS Article slightly abbreviated and grammar improved.
Comment: This is the most remarkable occurrence I have ever heard of. It is imperative that dentists take a lesson and step most precariously when addressing anyone's dental issues
Overlapping conditions amongst patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJD)

Leslie A. Aaron, PhD, MPH; Mary M. Burke, MD; Dedra Buchwald, MD

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.

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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 made up of a few selected symptoms from a spectrum of some 40 symptoms caused by jaw issues and labelled as diseases. They are incurable because the symptoms of such illnesses are a consequence of physical asymmetries. No amout of drugs, behavioural therapies or exercises are going to make much difference. Please read extensive articles on my blog about these illnesses.

All the symptoms which can number more than 40 can be anatomically and neurologically explained as due to Cranial, dental, jaw and skeletal asymmetries. When corrected the symptoms resolve.

Dr. Jamie Amir, BDS (London) DDS, MS (Florida)
Board Certified by the State of Florida

Dr. Jamie Amir DDS, MS

Dr. Jamie Amir completed his dental training at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Dental School in London, before moving to Florida where he completed two years of comprehensive dental implant training at the University of Florida Center for Implant Dentistry. He then obtained his certificate in Periodontics at the University of Florida Department of Periodontology, where he received further training in dental implant and reconstructive surgery as well as comprehensive training in all aspects of periodontal care.

As a periodontist, Dr. Amir enjoys making a positive impact by improving smiles and improving his patients periodontal health. He passionately believes in preventive care and has a conservative philosophy when prescribing periodontal therapy. Extensive patient education in disease prevention forms a strong part of his treatment philosophy.

Dr. Jamie Amir is a member of the International Team of Implantology, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, the American Dental Association, The Florida Dental Association, and is Past President of the Marion County Dental Association. He also leads a Spear Study Club in the Ocala area to further raise the bar for excellent dental care in Ocala.

Jamie playing Moonlight Sonata
Dr. Simon Amir - Own Piano composition
"Tensor Veli Palatini"

Dr. Simon T. Amir, DMD
Grand Oaks Dental Care

Dr. Simon Tristan Amir, DMD

A part of Ocala’s medical community, Dr. Simon Amir has been practicing family & cosmetic dentistry locally since 2003. A Florida Gator at heart, Dr. Amir completed his undergraduate studies and Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the University of Florida.

Dr. Amir comes from a family of dentists- his father and identical twin brother are both dentists. His clinical focus is on cosmetic, implant and general dentistry, with an emphasis on patient comfort. He is always learning, and spends many weekends at various courses studying implant dentistry, cosmetics, orthodontics, and digital dentistry. 

Dr. Amir is so passionate about his work as a dentist that he volunteers his services to those in need, both internationally and locally. He is Dental Co-Director of the FreeDOM clinic, which provides free dental, medical and optical care once a month to the under-served in our community.

Dr. Amir is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, is past (2019-2020) President of the Marion County Dental Association, and is a Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. 

In his spare time, Dr. Amir enjoys spending time with his wife Adela and two kids, Tristan and Lilly. When he can, he enjoys playing guitar, piano and drums and additionally loves mountain biking. Dr. Amir believes that his dexterity from playing musical instruments has made him a better dentist!

Tristan Amir
Tristan Amir
Lily Amir
Lily Amir
Simon and our dearest Lila - Jamie's daughter
Lila and Simon Amir
Margaux Lily our first grand daughter
Margaux Daley

Simon with his son Tristan Alexander age 2 months
Simon and Tristan Amir
Lila at age 4 on the beach in Melbourne, Florida
Lila Amir age 4
Jasmine Amir
Jasmine Amir
Simon and Jamie - August 2013.
Simon and Jamie Heavy metal band

Dr. Simon Amir - Windows to the soul - Steve Vai
Dr. Jamie Amir - Asturias
Lila learning the piano
Simon and Jamie in their group Whiplash
Watch Simon’s Solo at 4:35
Jamie Amir - Metallica - Dyers eve
Jamie and Lila

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Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly

Plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome, is a condition characterized by an asymmetrical distortion (flattening of one side) of the skull. It is caused by a child remaining in a supine position for prolonged periods.

The deformation of the skull does not only cause cosmetic issues but also developmental delays in the form of language disorders, learning disability, attention deficits (ADHD), and a delay in achieving walking milestones.

Brachycephaly results from premature fusion of the coronal sutures of the skull. The coronal suture is the fibrous joint that unites the frontal bone with the two parietal bones of the skull. This condition requires attention by a craniofacial unit for further investigations and perhaps surgical treatment.


Early education about positional plagiocephaly and proactive preventative measures like 'tummy time', and change newborn's head positions are critical in reducing the chances of developing flat head syndrome.

Most of the skull flattening manifest in the first 3 months of life when the skull is most malleable AND when the baby spends majority of the time lying on his back. Baby may also develop positional plagiocephaly in the prenatal period due to positioning in the womb.

Preference to look at one direction (positional preference) is the strongest link to flat head syndrome. It is important to prevent young babies from developing preferred head position and encourage them to look in all directions equally.

Positional plagiocephaly is preventable and treatable

Before the baby is about 4 months old, parents can take action to reposition the baby in specific ways to avoid damage. Here are some hints and tips on how to improve your baby's head shape for a comprehensive method of maintaining a proper head shape to avoid a lot of symmetry related medical problems in the future.

The skull asymmetry does not resolve naturally. Treatment options for this positional plagiocephaly need helmet therapy which is also available at this link. Baby pillow to avoid misshapen head

Supervised tummy time can effectively help to prevent positional plagiocephaly and promotes earlier development of motor milestones.

Mimos baby plagiocephaly pillow is effective in reducing and redistributing pressure.

Babies sleeping on their backs are more prone to head misshaping, so move the baby often. Do not always use the same position.

If you get up at night to check your baby, place him or her as follows:

  • 1/3 of the time on their back;
  • 1/3 of the time on their right side;
  • 1/3 towards the left.

plagiocephaly Brachycephaly Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly Scaphocephaly

If your baby has any of these head shapes it is imperative that you try and get the treatment from a trained specialist. Treatment involves the provision of a custom made head band which is provided by specialist companies.

headband to  shape baby's growing head

One of the examples is the DOC Band®

The DOC Band, a 6-ounce device, consists of an outer plastic shell with a foam lining. Each DOC Band is different and made specifically for each child by the experienced Cranial Technologies manufacturing team in Tempe, Ariz. They use a digital scanning system to scan the babies head and use the measurements to manufacture an individually tailored head band. The light weight of the DOC Band is important because it doesn't’t interfere with a child’s balance or daily activities.

If plagiocephaly appears

At 3 - 4 months of age, depending on the severity of the condition, the use of an orthopedic band may be deemed necessary. This treatment has most effect in the period between 3-4 and 12 months of age. Older babies do not respond very well to the treatment.

To save your baby from a great deal of future ill health it is imperaive that you have your baby checked out early. (Tempe, Arizona)

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The Multiple Sclerosis débâcle
The Multiple Sclerosis débâcle

This article attempts to deal with the mendacity of this illness label.

Before we go into any details here is a modern interpretation Hippocratic Oath of the Hippocratic Oath as written by Dr. Louis Lasagna in 1964:

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of over treatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not", nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given to me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

[and as a supplement Dr. Amir adds - I shall neither help bilk the system for billions of pounds by inventing fake untreatable chronic illnesses nor trample on those who expose the excesses of the mean and the callous.]

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

Typical early treatment for MS patients usually involves the administration of a large dose of steroids as per the following quote frm an MS consultant neurologist blogpost:

"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. [1][2] "

[1] 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.
[2] Sellebjerg F, Frederiksen JL, Nielsen PM, Olesen J. Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of oral, high-dose methylprednisolone in attacks of MS. Neurology. 1998, 51: 529-534.

I however came across these two articles which raise very serious concerns about the use of steroids:

Bone damage from steroid treatment in MS patients

"Bone damage from steroid treatment in MS patients

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.

Femoral Head necrosis (Content on the Physiopedia site is freely available for reuse under the GNU Free Documentation License.)

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. "

The next calamity which high dose steroids cause: Cerebral venous thrombosis

Hippokratia. 2013 Jan;17(1):88-90.Brain sinus drainage
Cerebral venous thrombosis after high dose steroid in multiple sclerosis: a case report. Gazioglu S, Solmaz D, Boz C.
Source: Department of Neurology, Karadeniz Technical University
Medical Faculty, Trabzon, Turkey.

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.
Dr G. from MSReseach writes:

"Uncommon but serious adverse events due to high dose steroids:

“In general I try and avoid high-dose steroids to treat acute relapses simply because of the potential complications. This case report is a reminder of one of the rare complications of this treatment; i.e. a clot in one of the venous sinuses that drain blood from the brain of an MSer. I have seen this complication myself and it can be life threatening; I have seen people die as a result of a venous sinus thrombosis The more common serious adverse event linked to high-dose steroids is avascular necrosis of the hip; this is when the blood vessel that supplies blood to the hip becomes blocked and the hip dies. I will never forget one of my first MSers I looked after when I was completing my training at Queen Square; he was a 23 years old and developed bilateral avascular necrosis of the hip after his first course of high dose steroids (1g methylprednisolone x 3 days). He subsequently required bilateral hip replacements. Since then I have seen several other MSers with unilateral AVN from steroids. The other serious adverse event that scare the hell out of me is psychosis; thankfully I have only had one MSers under my care that had to be sectioned because of psychosis.”

“Please remember that high-dose steroids only hastens the recovery from a relapse and does not affect the final outcome at 6 months. In fact all it does is bring forward the final recovery by a period of approximately 2 weeks. If you are going to take steroids they should be given within the first 3 weeks of a relapse; there is little evidence they work outside of this window. Therefore if your relapse is mild, or even moderate I would ride it out rather than opting for steroids with its long list of side effects and serious adverse events.”

I wonder how many patients are given such a choice when first diagniosed with MS!
A response by a contributor on the same forum reads:
Dr. Dre Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:33:00 pm

"Wow, The Great Professor G is actually speaking out against a drug for multiple sclerosis? Do my eyes deceive me?

I bet early in his career he talked up steroids as much as he does alemtuzumab (an immune system killer medication), but now he's had a change of heart. What are the chances he will be writing a post of this nature about alemtuzumab in 12 years time?

Surely if you can avoid taking any medicine for MS then that is the most responsible plan of action, is it not? Somebody just commented on this blog about how the drugs they were put on made them sexually psychotic. That's a scary confession, enough to suggest drugs for MS are messing sufferers up in ways that are dangerously ignored by neurologists.

Until you can demonstrate that re myelination and restoration in the CNS is achievable, you're committing serious malpractice by pushing toxic drugs in the name of good medicine. Until then all MSers should hope for the best but plan for the worst.

Drugs don't fix MS,
neither does CCSVI. A good attitude and healthy lifestyle goes much further than both."

He goes on later to say:
Dr. Dre Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:44:00 pm
"Hmm, has the rate of MS actually declined since the 19th century? Is the rate of disability brought about by MS decreased in the DMT era? Are MSers today likely to give up work within a decade of diagnosis as a result of ill health caused by MS?

I think your answers will be an adequate exemplar as to why your polemic is ill-informed at best, desperate at worst.

One of the reasons why we are living longer in the 21st century is better living standards, yet that does not negate the actuality that untreatable illnesses are at their highest rate ever. Living longer and living a quality life are not the same thing. I think it is the greedy pharmaceutical companies and their minion neurologists that are ignorant and uncaring, not I."

Further postings by Dr Dre: on MSResearch Blog Spot 05/04/14

"This is when the harsh realities of multiple sclerosis hit home: It's a playground for corrupt pharmaceutical billionaires engaging in the most despicable propaganda imaginable. It is abhorrently shameful that [a drug company] has commissioned a series of cute animations to inure vulnerable MSers into feeling a terrifying sense of insecurity for not being on one of its toxic products. They literally animate a scenario which demonstrates what will happen if you don't get on one of its patented drugs: drugs that in no conclusive way prove an ability to effectively treat MS. This vignette is appalling and disgraceful. It exists to scare people, to make them feel fear but it's done with adorable anthropomorphic characterisations, thus masquerades its true intentions. I would love for [this company] to commission another clip showing the character of Candy actually suffering from fatal consequences as a result of being on emerging DMTs, as has happened to some MSers that were on Gilenya. But they won't do that, will they?

"MSers on this blog are essentially sheep brainwashed into thinking that there are medicines that will abolish their incurable disease. The propaganda – well funded and all encompassing – has done its trick. I was pleased to read MouseDoctor II: Revenge of the Nerds remind readers that Campath-1H is not a panacea for MS and only tends to work in those with immediate clinical signs of MS. I don't believe that Campath-1H actually works at all because the data showing treated patients slipping into SPMS speaks for itself, but even if it was efficacious then the evidence suggests that everyone reading this blog will not benefit from the drug because they are already too late. It almost seems that by pressuring current MSers to lobby on behalf of the huge pharmaceutical companies will create a backhanded success story in which such drugs will get licensed but those that campaigned will in no way benefit because their disease will already be beyond salvation. This is a very shrewd tactical manoeuvre by Big Pharma and it's heartening to witness the academic and neurological professions fully complicit in such activities. All this back scratching will eventually draw blood but one wonders whose it'll be.

"MS is a terrible disease and a very cruel one, but one cannot help feel that the pharmaceutical trade is exploiting MSers by getting them to do its dirty work for free. They are scaring them into writing to MPs and health commissioning authorities, cajoling them into demanding that their unproven expensive products get a green light and harvest maximum profits for shareholders.

"The above cartoon was paid for by the same company that is suing the NHS for using cheaper and more efficacious alternatives than its patented crap. [This drug company] does not care about the welfare of MSers, it just wants money and doesn't care how many people it has to screw over to get it. The way in which [this company] has commissioned pointless subliminal advertising for its products through funded short films via and other blogs leaves a bad taste.

[This drug company] and its friends should go away. MSers will get by fine without them."

PS [Drug pusher name removed]

The use of Steroids and other drugs raises serious questions. I wonder what came first? 'Multiple Sclerosis' or the damage from steroid use causing often irreparable incapacity.

'MS' or pure fraud!

I have a 12 year old patient who was suckered into 'MS' after he reported to his Gp that he had a numb leg (and an earlier unrelated episode 5 years earlier)! He was referred to the neurologist. By the time he got to me he had been off school for a year and was being injected every 3rd day with one of the DMT's. He soon developed liver damage and was diagnosed with "Auto immune liver disease".

He completely recovered after stopping the drugs and embarking on orthodontic correction of his teeth. He was back at school within a couple of weeks. His parents did not inform the prescribing hospital about having stopped the injections. After 4 months he was tested and completely cleared. of 'MS' and miraculously also of the 'autoimmune liver disease' with the following good news:

"The Beta interferon has completely cleared your 'MS' and your auto immune liver disease and we are going to change your drug now!" Not come off it - but change it to perhaps some more lethal concoction!

He was not taking any drug but only corrective orthodontic treatment!

The readers will note from the evidence presented in this website that the claims made for 'Multiple Sclerosis' are largely unsubstantiated and more than likely fraudulent. Patients are unnecessarily being sucked into 'MS' when their symptoms are clearly from jaw and bodily asymmetries.

The presence of 'brain plaques' on which much of 'MS' dogma is based have absolutely no relationship to patient symptoms.

Some Modern day pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey by the promoters of Disease Modifying Therapies (DMT's) :

"................However, contrary to this commentators position I am not trying to represent any particular drug or product, all I am trying to do is promote a new treatment strategy of treat-2-target of NEDA (No Evident Disease Activity). How you achieve NEDA is up to you and your neurologist to decide. You may want to start with a safe first-line treatment and switch and/or escalate if you have breakthrough disease, or you may not want to take the chance of waiting 2 to 3 years to see if you are a responder to the less efficacious treatments and choose to start on a highly efficacious treatment that increases your chances of achieving NEDA. The choice is yours or your neurologists. The evidence that MSers who achieve NEDA do better in the short and intermediate term (up to 15 years) is now well established from several data sets. Its up to you if you want to accept this data or wait for more to emerge................."

COMMENT: This is a ploy to entrap patients into using DMT's very early - the moment they complain about any incapacity. This is often justified by blaming irrelevant plaques in the brain as the cause of "MS".

The incurable comes from the death wreaked by the DMT's not the symptoms the patient first presented with. There is no less or more "efficacious treatment". None of them have EVER CURED anyone.

Unsurprisingly, the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released a draft review on the evidence on discontinuation of disease-modifying therapies after considering 150 long term studies. The authors stated that there is little evidence suggesting long-term benefits from Disease Modifying Therapies (in the shape of immune system killer drugs) for patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS).

The professor continues:

"...............I often use rheumatoid arthritis as an analogy when discussing NEDA. When rheumatologists adopted their treat-2-target algorithm they did not have the necessary class 1 evidence that is required by health care payers today. They simply based their treatment strategy on the scientific principle that ongoing inflammation in joints could not be good for the joints in the long-term, hence it better to suppress this inflammation early and as effectively as possible. This strategy has led to stunning results with the amount of end-organ joint damage dropping precipitously...........".

COMMENT: The stunning results were perhaps half a million deaths caused by the Vioxx drug for Rheumatoid arthritis which caused fatal heart attacks in the elderly. As reiterated in many places on this website neither MS nor RA are "auto-immune diseases" so how a drug can work for these conditions is beyond comprehension. Chronic sickness abounds in both conditions with NO CURE in sight in spite of all the 'stunning' claims.

The professor continues - 8th September 2014:

"Why the white blood cells are attacking our brains? Why does it happen?

It is a very good question actually. I have no idea really. I suppose you could put it in another way - what is the cause of MS? The point of the damage seems that the immune cells are coming and doing that. The question is of course, what makes them do that. Autoimmune diseases are common in our society, they maybe more common than they were years ago, it’s a phenomenon of the modern world, the way our bodies interact with the changing environment, and of course the immune system, which is normally very disciplined and organised and only fights foreign material, foreign antigens, for some reason gets a bit upset and starts attacking our own tissues, like it might be diabetes in pancreas, rheumatoid arthritis in joints, psoriasis in the skin and in MS it is the myelin. There seems to be some susceptibly factors for that, such as certain genetic factors, about 100-150 genes are linked to MS, they are weak associations but they are nearly all linked with control of the immune system. There are also some environmental triggers, which probably again are modulating the immune system, such as viral infections and low Vitamin D levels. There is however a still big gap in our knowledge – what causes MS! "

COMMENT: Autoimmune diseases are NOT common in our society, It is not a phenomenon of the modern world. Autoimmune diseases have been INVENTED to sell very expensive drugs to the unsuspecting public and the regulatory authorities. This includes the more common other illnesses like Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and gradually now backache also, which is being suckered into this label. More business is round the corner with the new mRNA vaccines!

Here is some more from the professor 22nd September 2014:

"There are many examples of MSers presenting with psychological symptoms such as low mood, depression and bipolar disorder which in my last post I tried to convince you may be part of the same disease process rather than a simple cause and effect model.

Psychological disorder can present with neurological symptoms.

This one is slightly more difficult to relate to MS but is largely the domain of 'functional neurology'; where a patient will present with a symptom e.g. difficulty walking that does not appear to correlate with a structural disturbance.

Neurological Disease can cause a psychological reaction.

Examples of reactive depression and anxiety following a diagnosis of MS are well described in the literature.

Psychological disorder can cause a neurological reaction.

Again difficult to relate to MS but another example being depression as a risk factor for new onset epilepsy.

In reality, there is an increasing acceptance of neurological dimensions to psychiatric illness. For example, functional imaging and MRI has shown that patients with schizophrenia show evidence of brain atrophy and ventricular enlargement.

We must also remember that many drugs cross this divide - for example antidepressants are often used for migraine and anti-epileptics can be used to stabilise mood."

COMMENT: I think this is pure fiction! Keep the picture as confused as possible and keep pumping the drugs is what I extrapolate.

Noreena Hertz
TEDSalon London 2010 - Shifting Paradigms

Filmed November 2010 · 18:18

Noreena Hertz: How to use experts -- and when not to

“…… we need to create the space for what I call "managed dissent" If we are to shift paradigms, if we are to make breakthroughs, if we are to destroy myths, we need to create an environment in which expert ideas are battling it out, in which we're bringing in new, diverse, discordant, heretical views into the discussion, fearlessly, in the knowledge that progress comes about, not only from the creation of ideas, but also from their destruction -- and also from the knowledge that, by surrounding ourselves by divergent, discordant, heretical views. All the research now shows us that this actually makes us smarter. Encouraging dissent is a rebellious notion because it goes against our very instincts, which are to surround ourselves with opinions and advice that we already believe or want to be true. And that's why I talk about the need to actively manage dissent…”

'MS' Brain lesions débâcle

Enthused by Noreena Hertz's talk above, I shall express my disagreement with the prevailing widely accepted philosophies about 'MS':

After treating very many patients it is my contention that there appears to be absolutely no correlation between patient symptoms that were previously attributed to ‘MS’ and the existence of ‘MS brain lesions’.Brain demyelination lesions Such lesions appear to resolve and reform in fairly rapid succession with no relationship to the presence or absence of physical or cognitive symptoms.

In one post mortem study "44% of the MRI-detectable abnormalities were macroscopically neither visible nor palpable".

It further reports:

"Histopathological analysis revealed that 48% of the hyperintense areas seen on T2-weighted images representing active lesions, including lesions localized in the normal appearing white matter, [were found to be] without apparent loss of myelin"

In another study when investigating 40 MS patients' periventricular lesions (Dawsons fingers) were found to be present in 92.5% by one neuroradiographer and 77.5% by a second neuroradiographer. This I am afraid points to an increase in cerebro-spinal fluid pressure and not 'MS Brain lesions".

I suspect it highly unlikely that any neurologist or physician can demonstrate a satisfactory relationship between the classic 'brain lesions' and patient symptomatology.

Brain lesions could well be the proverbial red herring.

Propagandising the link as the sole cause between pain, incapacity, spasticity, cramps/spasms, fatigue, and bladder malfunction to brain 'lesions', has and will likely continue to lead to serious errors of judgment.

Patients will continue to be subjected to further incapacity and at a huge financial and physical burden to themselves, their families and society.

After studying thousands of documents during my last thirteen years of treating 'MS' patients, it is my firm conclusion that the 'MS' label be reserved for speculative conjectures and experimentation about "autoimmune disease and DMT's" and that patients should not be subjected to a label which has no clinical foundation whatsoever.

The 'MS' diagnosis, label and related treatments, require more thorough and disciplined assessment before their allocation to the largely unrelated symptoms often presented by patients whose pathologies originate from very disparate sources.

Many patients treated with venoplasty for CCSVI have experienced momentary or longer lasting relief, due to improved blood flow, improved oxygenation and improved CSF hydrodynamics and not as a consequence of the resolved 'brain lesions'.

The physical manifestations of purported 'MS' related symptoms are treatable if the patient is seen early for a symmetry examination and immediate treatment to correct the asymmetries in the teeth, jaws and the skeleton. Empirical evidence reveals that symptoms can resolve extremely rapidly - not after they have been subjected to steroids and immune system killing drugs.

My claims are supported by many patients, including an eminent personality who recently provided a lengthy testimonial. Excerpts are:

'........6 months ago (December 2012) I developed instant numbness in my right shoulder, bicep, chest and neck - none of which dissipated thereafter. Following numerous medical examinations during this period, the severe numbness in my arm/shoulder prompted MRI scans. Inflammation was identified in my brain and neck section of my spine and on 3rd January 2013 I was diagnosed with MS (a condition I held little knowledge of at that time)..........

........I made the choice to visit Dr. Amir as a result of substantial reading by my wife following my diagnosis. This reading identified a wide variation in views about MS (from a number of respected medical practitioners throughout the western world) and comments reported by patients in my situation who had also received treatment from Dr. Amir and subsequently considered themselves well........

........As a professional entrenched in the value of evidence to guide decisions, I decided to pursue an option which, at face value, offered what I assessed as having evidence worthy of consideration. While I understand that the scientific world would consider individual post-treatment testimonies to be anecdotal and virtually useless when evaluating the effectiveness of a treatment, I do not.......

1. I understand that medical views suggest there to be more than one possible cause for lesions in the brain and spine.

2. My own diagnosis (by the NHS Neurologist) included the professional view that the lesions in my brain could be several years old.

3. I understand that medical findings within autopsies have identified the presence of lesions in persons who have never suffered the symptoms of MS.

4. I know, from personal experience, that of others and open source advice that numbness of the type I am experiencing can be generated by a range of causes, not least trauma caused by accidents, sporting injuries and a variation of illnesses, disease and physical conditions. It is not exclusive to MS......

........I visited Dr. Amir with complete deadness in my shoulder and bicep and severe numbness in my right chest side and back of my neck. This had been unchanged for 6 weeks. My right thumb had been numb for 2 weeks and the fingers for over 6 months.......

.......Dr. Amir did not claim he would definitely be able to 'cure me' but did explain that my jaw misalignment and other matters were causing my condition and that he would treat these as best as he was able - without guarantee.........

.......That day (15 days ago) Dr. Amir fitted a bespoke brace to my upper jaw and advised on exercises and a method of eating.

The next day I noticed a distinct alleviation of the numbness in my right bicep.

Within 1 week sensation had returned to my right bicep, chest, neck and fingers in my left hand.

This week, my shoulder can be reported as feeling less dense, although my thumb (the most recent development) remains numb.............."

[Update: Patient continues to feel well and the symptoms have largely resolved - February 2014]
[Update: Patients remaining symptoms have resolved - August 2014. He is legally still branded with this horrific unsubstantiated label affecting many facets of his life]


This patients' testimony, together with that of many more patients, very eloquently confirms my reservations regarding the present state of this dreadful label and the treatment methodologies which are highly suspect.

Just saved from being sucked into the Multiple Sclerosis gobbledegook
Just saved from being sucked into the Multiple Sclerosis gobbledegook
Hannah Gay

Hannah had always been a bright, very bubbly and an active young woman. She excelled at school and was chair of the school council and head girl. She played many sports including swimming, netball and when she was 19 was running 8 miles twice a week.

Hannah always enjoyed mathematics and did so well in her A levels that she gained a place at University in October 2012 to study Maths. She was having a wonderful time experiencing the benefits of student life and enjoying studying when one morning during March 2014, her life changed abruptly when she woke up with a severe pain in her chest eventually ending up in the hospital A&E department. They found no cause for her symptoms and after a few hours she was discharged.

Her pain persisted and was excruciating for five weeks with little respite from pain killers and her energy levels started dropping rapidly. There was a noticeable change in her facial features. She became so debilitated that she had to leave university, her friends and her favourite subject - maths.

Over the next eight weeks Hannah developed a myriad of other symptoms including:

•  Severe fatigue.

•  Dizziness particularly on standing.

•  Belching which became significant.

•  A cold feeling trickling down her right arm.

•  Pins and needles in her right foot.

•  Weakness in her right arm and right leg developing later into total body weakness.

•  A tendency to feel faint and often a loss of consciousness (syncope).

•  Severe dry eyes.

Hannah and the rest of the family became extremely worried about this and over a period of some three months saw very many clinicians and specialist consultants both through the NHS and privately to no avail.

One clinician who examined her right sided weakness referred her to a neuologist. With a small family history of MS this was mentioned as a possibility - a devastating prospect for a 19 year old. An urgent MRI scan was undertaken. Seeing the neurologist the next day privately and anxiously awaiting the outcome is one of the worst experiences of our lives. To our great relief, she did not have any 'brain lesions' and with greater understanding we now believe that she narrowly escaped being labelled into Multiple Sclerosis.

During this period, fretfully searching for an answer, Hannah continued to deteriorate and became virtually housebound. She struggled to walk up the stairs. She was very distraught at what was happening to her.

Ultimately at the end of the three months when the myriad of tests were all negative Hannah was finally given a diagnosis of ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia. Hannah was further alarmed at the stories she read on the internet about people having these illnesses and how badly it impacted their lives. Every website said "The exact cause of ME/CFS/FM/MS is unknown and that there is no cure for any of these illnesses but there were lots of drugs to control the symptoms".

Her plight caused severe upsets in our family. Hannah believed that her life was over as she had known it - her sports, her social life, her love of studying and a future career as a mathematician was all over.

Throughout the whole process, whenever we mentioned the change in her facial features or the rib abnormality it was neither acknowledged nor considered by the medical professionals we saw. Indeed there was more focus on anxiety as a potential cause. We were perhaps heading for a dreadful calamity of mental illness!

On reflection, we now realise that her facial changes were a key observation and this was always on our minds.

We continued in our quest to find some answers. As fate has it, we finally hit Dr Amir's website. He tells us that he had just started advertising his website and we were amongst the first to call.

Thankfully he agreed to see Hannah immediately.

Despite our initial scepticism we listened intently as he spent a full hour with Hannah listening to the story going through the questionnaire (which we had completed online via his website), physically examining Hannah from head to toe and at the end of the hour showed us his findings. He found that Hannah had:

•  A severe jaw displacement.

•  Misaligned ribs – causing the rib pain.

•  Very asymmetric hips – this was a complete shock as Hannah had no hip issue.

•  Severe breathing problems.

•  Extreme muscle weakness.

Dr. Amir was able to show us how all the symptoms were related to the asymmetry of her jaw. He showed us Hannah's very misaligned jaw which was affecting the vertebrae in her neck, lower back and the hip bones. He showed us how the jaw was affecting the ear organ causing the dizziness. How the shallow breathing was affecting her energy system and causing her belching.

He also reassured us that Hannah did not have any disease process going on and the entire illness emanated from the asymmetry of her jaws and teeth. He had seen this many times before.

Dr Amir speculated that her problems started with the removal of some teeth and the wearing of braces as a teenager. It had also caused the change in her facial features. He explained that the illness hits anytime between 17 and 25 and can come about all of a sudden with a myriad of symptoms. He has successfully treated very many patients over the last 20 or so years.

It all made so much sense. This was perhaps our last chance to find an answer and here was someone who had all the answers. We were desperate. We did not wait and decided to embark on the treatment immediately.

Hannah started an extensive treatment to reposition her jaw using Dr. Amir's custom made appliances. The improvement in Hannah's health in the first few weeks of treatment were remarkable.

The symptoms that have disappeared completely are:

•  Dizziness.

•  Belching.

•  The cold feeling trickling down her right arm.

•  Pins and needles in right foot.

•  Tendency to feel faint, syncope and dry eyes.

The fatigue has virtually disappeared and the weakness in her arms and legs has much improved.

Interestingly Hannah's ribs no longer protrude and her hips are visibly completely aligned. She has a few problems sometimes but these are almost immediately resolved by Dr.. Amir changing the appliances or his strategy.

At just over three months into the treatment Hannah has recovered a lot and has been able to return to university and is getting stronger with each passing day.

She is also back to her noisy, bubbly self! The family is so relieved.

Hannah and her family are eternally grateful to have found Dr. Amir so early in her illness as she was physically deteriorating so rapidly that walking was becoming a significant concern and disability a real possibility. We would encourage anyone with these symptoms or with such a diagnosis to see Dr. Amir to determine if the cause is the same as Hannah's so he can work his magic on them.

We believe that Hannah has been saved from being drawn into a "chronic incurable illness" like CFS/ME/MS or Fibromyalgia. Our advice to everyone with these or in fact many chronic disease labels is to have their jaws checked. You may have a chance to recover fully.

If any family or individual wants to discuss this with me I would be more than happy to help. You can phone me on 07436037332

Mari Gay 31st Oct. 2014

Politics: lessons from the simvastatin trial

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 02:21 AM PDT

You should not be surprised to realise that MS has now been elevated from a 'fungal disease' requiring Dimethyl Fumerate (In common use in condemned Chinese made sofas as an antifungal a few years ago) last year to a cholesterol disease requiring a statin this year. This drug which is out of patent is going to be re branded at a cost of half a billion pounds so that it can be sold to the 'cholesterol ridden' MS patients for thousands of pounds each year. After a year of propaganda it has now been confirmed that 'Statins will help'!

One graphic I came across when reading such propaganda in this regard raises some surprise. These pictures are supposed to depict developing 'demyelination' and brain matter reduction - in need of statins!

Simvastatin trial images

I do not understand the context of this graphic in this situation but suffice it to say that to me it is pretty obvious that the enlarging ventricles have something to do with mal-functioning hydro dynamics causing CSF retention and an increased ventricular pressure. This does not appear to be caused by either fungus or cholesterol or the mythical 'MS'.

The internet is littered with stories of patients who have recovered from MS with dietary changes. How brain lesions could be causing a disease which can be debunked with diet is quite an education in itself.

I list these here so that patients do not miss out on anything. Improving the diet will surely improve any ones well being.

An inspiring read from Rosemary Fletcher: ebook Change your mind..... Change your body

To aid recovery from chronic conditions. Please watch these 9 videos on You Tube

Dr Stancic Recovery from MS
Good Lord! I'm beating MS: How the Earl of Durham is fighting illness with a veggie diet, meditation and doses of sunshine vitamin

He was diagnosed in 2007 after more than a year of symptoms
Earl of Durham has cut saturated fat from his diet and meditates
He is now off medication and have not had a relapse for 3.5 years

By Ned Lambton, Earl Of Durham

PUBLISHED in The Daily Mail : 22:00, 8 March 2014

The inexplicable and increasingly worrying symptoms had been plaguing me for more than a year when, in December 2007, aged 46, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).

There had been problems with my balance to the point where I couldn't walk without a stick, numbness throughout my body, slurred speech and, most upsetting of all, a clumsiness in my hands that left me unable to play the guitar.

After examining my set of scans, a distinguished professor of neurology looked at me sympathetically and explained that I was among the worst new cases she had seen. [ ! ]

It was incurable, like all forms of the disease, which gradually destroys the nervous system. I had the relapsing/remitting type – characterised by symptomatic flare-ups, followed by periods of latency [ ! ]

Although effective drugs were available, I could expect to deteriorate slowly but surely. I was handed a leaflet on how to get a discount on a good-quality wheelchair.........................

Read More about another bungling diagnosis >>

"Hughes Syndrome - Misdiagnosed as MS

I was told I had MS - but the doctors were wrong

Jeremiah Johnston-Sheehan, a successful architect, was devastated when told he had multiple sclerosis. But four years later, he discovered that he had been misdiagnosed.

In fact, he suffered from a treatable condition called Hughes Syndrome. Recent research shows there could be thousands of people like him who have wrongly been told they have MS. "

Please


Two decades after a British doctor discovered a syndrome that can easily be mistaken for multiple sclerosis, he warns today that hundreds of people may still be wrongly diagnosed because simple tests are not offered as a matter of routine.

The rheumatologist Dr. Graham Hughes reported in the British Medical Journal in 1983 that he had identified the syndrome - now called Hughes Syndrome - that resulted in blood becoming sticky, leading to potentially dangerous blood clots.

Evidence has emerged that it could cause one in five recurrent miscarriages, as well as one in five strokes in younger people, and one in five DVTs (deep vein thrombosis).

The good news is that, unlike multiple sclerosis (MS) - which affects 85,000 Britons - the syndrome can usually be treated with blood-thinning drugs such as aspirin and warfarin.

It is also called Anti Phospholipid Syndrome (APS). It can be a major component of Lupus.

St. Thomas's Hospital found that up to one-third of patients coming to their clinic did not have MS at all, but Hughes Syndrome.

And further down it says: “Prompted by a growing number of patients coming to the clinic who had been told they had MS when they didn't, the team at the Rayne Institute questioned a sample of 250 patients with Hughes Syndrome. They found that almost a third of them had originally been told they had MS.”

The symptoms of Hughes Syndrome are listed here.

To find out how Hughes anti phospholipid syndrome is diagnosed please visit this website.

To find Hughes Syndrome specialists in your area please visit this website.


I have discussed this with the director of County Pathology Ltd Mr.. Bill Wreford who is happy to see patients referred via this website.

The cost is approximately £160. You will have to personally visit the lab.

`Please get in touch with them to arrange an appointment:
County Pathology Limited

Bill Wreford
Laboratory Director
County Pathology Ltd
31 Frederick Sanger Road
The Surrey Research Park
T: 01483 450388

"Memory loss:
When the brain is starved of oxygen (blood supply) it only has a limited number of ways of complaining, and a common symptom of Hughes Syndrome is memory loss. Many patients feel that they are developing Alzheimer’s disease when they can’t remember names of friends and family, forget their shopping lists and get their words and sentences muddled. One of the most dramatic observations in the whole of medicine is the improvement of memory (and the disappearance of the headaches and ‘fog’) which patients observe when blood thinning medicine is started."

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.

It is caused by a narrowing in the veins (stenosis) that drain the brain and the spine. Blood takes longer to return to the heart, and it can reflux back into the brain and spine or cause oedema and leakage of red blood cells and fluids into the tissues of the brain and spine.

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.

Plasma and iron from blood deposited in the brain tissue can also be very damaging leading to iron along with other unwelcome cells crossing the crucial brain-blood barrier.

Treatment of the obstructions, by angioplasty, angioplasty and stenting, or thrombolysis and stenting, results in prompt and satisfactory amelioration of these symptoms. It has also been shown that acute jugular incompetence can result in transient global amnesia.

The fact that venous insufficiency can cause acute neurological disturbances was convincingly demonstrated in a case report about a patient with a patent arm dialysis arteriovenous shunt who developed increasing headaches, gait disturbance, and cognitive dysfunction that significantly improved after ligation of that shunt.

CCSVI is more insidious in its onset than acute venous insufficiency. In fact, the association of CCSVI with MS has been largely ignored despite Charcot’s original description of the relationship of the cerebral veins and inflammatory lesions that are the [supposed] hallmark of MS.

Zamboni proposes that CCSVI has a role in the pathogenesis of MS. He suggests that resistance to cerebrospinal venous outflow causes vicarious redistribution through small collateral veins that cannot handle high flow. He also suggests that tight endothelial junctions widen to allow diapedesis of red blood cells, T cells, and other immune cells into the brain, resulting in inflammation and hemosiderosis that is reminiscent of what is seen with venous insufficiency of the lower extremities.

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.


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.

Orthodontic Braces

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.

Boy with Orthodontics Braces

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.
Ortho Tip OD-100E

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

Facial symmetry influences judgements of aesthetic traits of physical attractiveness and beauty, and is associated with fitness and health,[1] It is also hypothesised as a factor in both interpersonal attraction and interpersonal chemistry.

Health and physical attractiveness

Edler[2] 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.[3] 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.


[1] Rhodes, Gillian; Zebrowitz, Leslie, A. (2002). Facial Attractiveness - Evolutionary, Cognitive, and Social Perspectives. Ablex. ISBN 1567506364.
[2] Edler, R. J. (2001). "Background Considerations to Facial Aesthetics". Journal of Orthodontics 28 (2): 159. doi:10.1093/ortho/28.2.159. PMID 11395532. edit
[3] Zaidel, D.; Aarde, S.; Baig, K. (2005). "Appearance of symmetry, beauty, and health in human faces". Brain and Cognition 57 (3): 261. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2004.08.056. PMID 15780460. edit

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. Please read the article by Bella Freud in the Evening Standard. regarding the recovery of this seriously ill patient with MCS. Please note we have no association with the sellers nor do we collect any sales comission.

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.

Required Use
Product Name
Supplier Info
Laundry Eco-balls Ecozone no smell and work
Laundry Eco-bleach Ecover no smell and work
Cleaning E-Cloths, E-Mop Ecover

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)

Neal's Yard

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
Make up

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

The Sun

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:
Soaking in a strong tea tree solution then hanging outside (may need repeating) or if terrible make a very strong garlic solution - strain it and use the water for soaking - can take out colour a bit so be careful.
The natural smell always fades and takes the other with it most of the time. (New clothes will obviously get damaged and cannot be returned to the shop)

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
Try to use organic food and not wrapped in plastic - use local farm shops, rather than a multinational corporation.

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.

The clincher is that this system ramps up its activity during sleep, thereby allowing your brain to clear out toxins, including harmful proteins linked to brain disorders such as Alzheimer's for example.

What's more, they discovered that your brain cells actually shrink by about 60 percent during sleep, which allows for more efficient waste removal. According to lead author Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc.

"This study shows that the brain has different functional states when asleep and when awake. In fact, the restorative nature of sleep appears to be the result of the active clearance of the by-products of neural activity that accumulate during wakefulness."

Please read more:

Sleep Is Critical for Brain Detoxification

Orthodontic correction to help in cases of Sleep apnoea
Sleep Apnoea

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.

1 Pearce S. Saunders P. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can directly cause death. Thorax 2003; 58: 369

Problems Caused by Smoking
Smoking stain on teeth Periodontal damage from smoking

The health problems are well documented:

  • Bad breath and gum disease;
  • Discolouration of teeth;
  • Dry mouth which gives rise to cavities.
  • Build up of hard nicotine stain which causes periodontitis and loss of teeth;
  • Oral cancer is the most serious threat;
  • Inability to get implants for missing teeth.
  • Diabetics can develop leg ulcers and intermittent claudication in the legs which can result in limb amputation.

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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.

I personally stopped after just one session with:

Why is Water so Important

Water is said to be the essence of life [1] our earth is the planet of water, 70% of the world’s surface is covered by water [2]. Our bodies are up to two thirds water, the brain is composed of around 70%, blood around 82% and lungs nearly 90% [3] [2]. Water is the life blood of our planet and everything that exists upon it [4]. 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 [5]. 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 [6]. 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 [14]. It is a catalyst; a transport system that maintains our body temperature and supply’s vital nutrients and electrical impulses around the body [7]. 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 [14].

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 [8]. Many religions use water as an important part of their rituals and it is often distributed as an offering in many spiritual traditions [9]. 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” [10]. 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 [9].

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 [11].
Thermal properties of water are believed to assist healing; the body’s reaction to hot and cold water causes the nerves at the surface of the skin to carry impulses deep into the body. This reaction is thought to lessen pain sensitivity, stimulate the immune system, aid lymphatic drainage and increase blood circulation [12]. The ageless science of hydrotherapy has been seen to cure many ailments; beginning with simply drinking the right water, to use of water packs, baths, steam rooms, rinses, wraps and homeopathy, hydrotherapy assumes many forms [13].

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 [7]. 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 [14]. 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 [2]. 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 [2]. Liquid water is a highly mobile, vibrating and forever changing cluster of molecules [5], it is originally natural and has the power to purify itself. Purification takes place on a large scale continually through the natural hydrological cycle [9]. 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 [2]. 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 [21]. In a youthful stream water is most active, producing vortices down the stream length that act like the rivers immune system [16]. 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 [7].

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 [14]. 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 [17]. 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 [14], 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 [3]. 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 [18].

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 [19]. 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 [9].

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.
Drugs find their way into the water supply through simply flushing them down the toilet which if often recommended when disposing of old unused drugs and a common practise by hospitals. However the greatest source of waterborne drugs is human urine. Medications are not completely assimilated by the body and end up being excreted by the body as metabolites (by products), these enter the sewage system and the water is recycled back into the system. The DWI Drinking Water Inspectorate, the official guardian of Britain’s tap water was so concerned that they commissioned a special investigation [19, 19: pg 6-9]. It was highlighted that the sewage treatment works were the major source of entering pharmaceuticals into the water supply, and “often the effluent treatment was actually increasing the number of pharmaceuticals by restoring metabolites back to their parent compound: Paracetamol for example is more toxic after passing through a treatment works” [19 pg7]. There is no routine monitoring of UK drinking water for drugs so there is very limited data, however it has been reported in the January 2008 report from the DWI and DEFRA that Carbamazepine, Diazepam and Clofibrate have already been detected, and even the cancer chemotherapy drug Bleomycin [19 pg7].

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 [2], but hexofluorosilicic acid which posses many unanswered health questions [20]. 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?[20]. Growing research is revealing the hazards of water fluoridation, including increased risk of cancer, kidney malfunction, thyroid problems and reduction in melatonin production [2], 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.
As relating back to water being a superb carrier of information, the work of Emoto, Drs Engler and Kokshinegg, Ciccolo, Korotkov etc, water has the ability to store frequencies (information) and pass them on to other water molecules due to its unique ability to form and transform, create and recreate, penetrate and dissolve anything it touches; and to collect and deposit information wherever it flows. Water clusters continually form and break away, form and breakaway due to the electrical polarity relationship that exists between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Water molecules bond easily with other molecules; eagerly seeks to mingle with other elements and gladly picks up hitchhikers. This is a great feature if the water picks up good things like rich nutritious minerals and life giving oxygen, but its very bad thing when it picks up toxic pollutants and nasty chemicals! [21].

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” [21], and creates 600 times more CO2 to produce a small bottle of water than the equivalent of tap [22]. 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 [19]. 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 [22].

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.

If you are interested in receiving further information on how to activate and re-energise your tap please contact:
Sarah Pinkerton - 01444 47 11 47
Gematria Ltd - PO Box 287, Burgess Hill, RH15 0SJ - UK

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[2] - Bartholomew, Alick (2007). What is Living Water? Caduceus Magazine 74 PG 27-29
[3] - Emoto, Masaru (2005). The True Power of Water - Healing and Discovering Ourselves. Simon & Schuster UK LTD. London
[4] - Coats, Callum (2001) Living Energies - An exposition of concepts related to the theories of Viktor Schauberger. Gill & Macmillan, Dublin.
[5] - Anonymous. Clean Drinking Water: Is Our Precious Resource Contaminated? Accessed: 19/08/2008
[6] - Bestic, Liz (2001) Is Mineral Water Really so Good For You? Accessed: 05/09/2008
[7] - Bartholomew, Alick (2003). Why is Water Important - taken from Hidden Nature - the startling insights to Viktor Schauberger. Accessed: 12/09/2008
[8] - Moore, Elaine (2008) Water and its Healing Properties.
[9] - Emoto, Masaru (2001). The Message from Water. Hado, Tokyo.
[10] - Buchman, Dian Dincin. (1994) The Complete Book of Water Healing. The Guernsey Press Co. Ltd. Guernsey.
[11] - Bergel, Reinhard. The Healing Power of Water.
[12] - Anonymous (05/09/2008). Hydrotherapy.
[13] - Bakr, Mohd. Invoke The Miraculous Healing Power of Water. Accessed: 08/09/2008
[14] - True, A Ott. PHD. Wellness Secrets for Life - An Owners Manual for the Human Body. Cedar Mountain Publishing. UTA, USA.
[15] - Alexandersson, Olof (1990) Living Water - Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy. Gateway Books, Bath.
[16] - Chaplin, Martin. Water Structure and Science. Accessed: 10/10/2008
[17] - Anonymous (2007). Aqua Healing - Water Healing Dance - Water Journeys - Spiritual Bathing. Accessed: 20/08/2008
[18] - Verkerk, Robert. Accessed 27/11/2008
[19] - Edwards, Tony (2008) There’s Something in the Water…. WDDTY Vo 19 No 3.
[20] - Martin, Daniel (2008). UK Health Chiefs Secret Plan to Mass Medicate the Nations Water Supply with Flouride. Mail online article found at Accessed 19/08/2008
[21] - Anonymous. Living Water the Way Nature Designed it. Accessed 11/02/2009
[22] - Heap, Tom (2008) Bottled Water: Who Needs It? BBC Panorama. Accessed 11/02/2009

Morgellons Syndrome

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....... "

Please read more (PDF)

A very interesting article by Tammy Racicot has just been published in Positive Health Magazine

Craniofacial/Skull Conditions

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.

Skull Suture Diagram


  • Mid-face hypoplasia, high vaulted palate/cleft;
  • Conductive hearing loss;
  • Hydrocephalus/seizures.

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.

Vitruvian man

Vitruvian man

Learn about Leonardo's Golden Ratios.

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:

Quinine as an antispasmodic for MS patients

What is Quinine?

Cinchona Officinalis

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.

For our purposes its chief benefit may be in its antispasmodic effects.

Please buy some good quality Indian Tonic water. Dilute it in a ratio of 1:10 in water and drink slowly. Alternatively, keep it by your bedside and if you get any cramps just drink a little, holding it under the tongue as long as you can. The cramp usually goes away within a minute.

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

Otto Warburg

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

That means:
Lower pH = Lower oxygenation = Higher ability of cancer cells to survive in a lowered oxygen environment.

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.

Unerupted Canine surgery Ballista appliance


Sinusitis is characterized by inflammation of the lining of the para nasal sinuses. Sinusitis affects an estimated 35 million people per year in the United States.

Please also read more under Headaches above

Signs and symptoms

  • A blocked nose
  • Postnasal discharge
  • Facial pain
  • Persistent throat infections
  • Decreased sensitivity to odours
  • Maxillary dental pain
  • Blocked ears

The cause of most sinus blockages is a narrow palatal arch along with narrow maxillary sinuses. This is a consequence of poor swallowing patterns which do not allow for proper upper arch development. The nasal passage does not develop fully and hence some obstruction of the nasal airway is always present impeding the flow of oxygen over the nasal mucosa.

Inadequate oxygen passing through the nasal passages results in bacteria taking hold. Oxygen is the biggest killer of bacteria but these bacteria are difficult to dislodge as the capacity to oxygenate the area remains poor without reshaping the palatal arch.

Surgical treatment to correct deviated nasal septums or cleaning out the sinuses are an inadequate solution with poor long term benefits.

Treating the underlying cause involves the correction of the narrow palatal arch.

In the meantime one can use a neti pot and flush out the sinuses with warm salt water.

neti potting in India

Another excellent way of recovering from chronic blocked nasal passages is to use 2 drops of 3% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide in a neti pot full of sterile water and irrigate the nasal passages with this solution. Please do not increase to more than 5 drops of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide as it may seriously irritate the nasal mucosa.

You can also use previously boiled water to make up the irrigation solution. It’s also important to rinse the irrigation device after each use and leave it open to air dry.

Sinusitis patients have numerous head and jaw asymmetries which tense up all the muscles around the neck and head often leading to lifelong migrainous headaches and a large number of other accompanying symptoms listed above.

Medicines cannot resolve all the other related symptoms. One needs to attend to the correction of the jaw asymmetry.