Archives for: January 2001, 27
Heidi, thank you for your comments about my son. In my last email I added some symptoms he has that I hadn't realized (numb feet, legs and hands, prickly in other parts of the body, dizziness, nausea) when I first wrote to you. I was wondering if this added information modified the approach you had recomended I take with him. Does it call for anything different than what we were going to start with? I don't have the faintest idea what these manifestations imply. I still am going to propose the methylcobalamin and cortigard, per your suggestion, and see if I can get him to knock off the sweets and dairy. And add the beneficial vegies and fruits. The symptoms he mentioned are scary to him, and no wonder! Could they be part of an irritated nervous system, with B12 deficiency part of the picture? I think we had already covered how to deal with the intestinal pain and cramping. Best, Cyndi
Hello, Cyndi ~ Yes, in fact a range of B vitamins (nutritional yeast in a smoothie or juice) should be taken daily, along with calcium and magnesium supplementation until his numbness, prickliness and dizziness recede. What does his doctor say? In a few months, he may be grateful for the "scary symptoms" through which his body got a message to him in time to avoid serious illness. Hang in there, and keep me posted, Cyndi! :-)
Hi Heidi! Mosquito season is upon us and after my husband pronounced that I must taste good to them since I ( get bitten, along with my sons (A, and he doesn't (A), I suggested that perhaps since they suck blood, they like the sugars in B blood more than A. Have you heard anything similar, or am I taking the BTD concept too far, as he thought? Ann
Hey there, Ann ~ I don't know that you're taking it too far... you may just be ahead of your time! :-) We had hugely long discussions about bitable BTs on the message board of yore, but in the end it appears that all types are equally subject to the pesky little suckers, and that the classic recommendations of using physical means to block them are still among the best. I've found that pure citronella oil does a lovely job of repelling most biting insects, so I always carry a little bottle of it with me when entering skeeter-infested territory (or seasons) and dab it about me at will. Good luck, and if I hear anything of note on the flying-pest front, I'll post it here. ;-)
I am responding to Rose regarding root canals. I strongly support your switch to a mercury-free dentist, but I would like to bring to your attention some disturbing information regarding root canals.
Dr. George Meinig has written a book called Root Canal Coverup, which describes in detail why no one should have a root canal. Dr. Meinig was a founder of the American Association of Endodontics and is recognized as a pioneer in developing the root canal procedure, so I give his opinion significant weight.
Basically, Meinig found that, even with today's technology, there is no way to ensure that a root canaled tooth is free of bacteria before it is sealed, and there is also no way to prevent a root canaled tooth from leaking in the future. The result is that the tooth (which is a dead tooth) accumulates deadly toxins in its cavity, which leak through the canal to all parts of the body, causing systemic disease. Only a strong immune system can keep such infections at bay.
He has reams of research to back up his conclusions, and is basically apologizing for having foisted such a dangerous procedure on the public (the alternative procedure is extraction, and a bridge replacement with compatible ceramic materials). While having all of my metal removed (O-, ns), one tooth nerve was damaged. Rather than have a root canal, I had the tooth pulled after reading Meinig. The book is availbale on Amazon and also from the Price-Pottinger Foundation (http://www.price-pottenger.org/Books/root_canal_coverup.htm). RM
Roy, thanks for that! I hadn't considered that amalgam removal could entail nerve damage, necessitating tooth removal and bridges. A warning to everyone to take excellent care of their, and their children's, teeth, since remedies for the use of amalgam carry their own additional risks. It's heartening that Dr. Meinig has publicized the dangers of root canals. And I truly appreciate your effort in bringing this issue to our attention ~ thanks again! :-)
Please ask Dr. D'Adamo if I should be concerned about taking Flaxseed oil, I am type O+, because on May 19, 2003 he said (The lignans in flaxseed oil appears to influence the growth of breast cancer largely through blocking the enzyme aromatase) I know it is good for me, but my Mother died of breast cancer. How much should I take every day. Thanking you in advance. Joan Pesek
Hi, Joan ~ You shouldn't be concerned about taking flax oil; blocking aromatase is a good thing, not a bad thing. In other words, the "influence" Peter mentioned is an influence *against* cancer cell growth. However, the footnoted article on rat mammary gland structures is one that I can't access.
Flax oil/seed is not listed in the cancer prevention protocols in the Encyclopedia, so there's no specific dosage I can offer you, but Peter did say at the end of that Ask Dr. D.: "Adding at least one tablespoon of properly processed flaxseed oil to our diets on a daily basis can significantly add to the proper balance because flaxseed oil has a 1:3 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio." I would add, a high-lignan oil would be a good choice. Best wishes, dear! :-D
Dear Heidi, I have been on the diet for about 3 years now, am 52 years old. I have noticed a smell I don't like, sweetish, tiny bit acrid, so hard to describe. I thought it was a new clothes soap, stopped using it, now am afraid it comes from me. I have heard that cancer can have a smell, have you heard of this? I don't take any hormone treatments, but fit all the risk group profiles for breast cancer. The diet has been a life saver for me in many regards, but I don't want to be stupid about this. I am overweight, about 40 pounds, but a high red belt in tkd. I ski all winter, and I attribute my being able to do this to the eat right diet. I have sweated out toxins before, am hoping this might still be true. I am feeling better than ever, just 'obsessing', as we a types are wont to do, on this smell. Thanks for your attention, Judith
Hey there, Judith! The best response to fear is action. Begin the Cancer Prevention and the Detoxification protocols found in the Encyclopedia. The smell you're noticing could be the result of any one of hundreds of causes, so I'd do those protocols, as well as including fresh fruit and vegetable juice in your diet daily, and see if your smell improves in a few weeks or a month. Detox and fresh juices will also help you lose a bit of weight, if you want to do so. That in turn will also change your body's scent. Is yoga part of your daily routine? It can modulate all the organ-based aspects of this problem.
Apparently, cancer does have a smell, to which some animals seem particularly sensitive. There are plenty of anecdotes which star dolphins, monkeys, even a chihuahua who insistently "pointed out" cancer cells in a human companion ~~ in fact, Cambridge University scientists have proposed a study on the subject. I'm not sure too many humans' sense of smell can be relied upon to detect cancer, so I'd like you to see a good naturopath as well. If you'd like assistance finding one in your area, please let me know! and remember that Peter's clinic will do telephone consultations in a pinch. :-)
Best wishes to you! Don't worry, get active! Let me know how you do!! :-D