Archives for: August 2001, 11
THYROID--adrenals? ~ Gallbladder flush ~ Debs Made It Back to Us! ~ Cyndi's New Science Projects? :-DAugust 11th, 2001 , by admin
Dear Heidi, I'm a type A and have been on the diet for two years with great results. A recent hair test showed elevated levels of chromium (0.59) and vanadium (0.0685), outside the normal range by a small amount. I had been taking the Phytocal 'A' formula that contains vanadium. Should I replace it with another calcium supplement free of this mineral? Regards, Felix
Hey there, Felix! Welcome!!
It would help me to know what the lab's normal ranges on your test were, and by what percentage your results varied from those norms. I have some doubts about the reliability of hair analysis, but I will be happy to work with you on the basis of those tests if you like. Please help me by posting the relevant numbers, so I can get them into "americanese" and be able to compare their norms by number. thanks, dear! I'll look forward to your next note! :-)
Hi Heidi, Concerning the TSH test results and thyroid concern that Suzanna (B non) has I might suggest that she look into the possibility that she could have adrenal fatigue/adrenal insufficiency/hypoadrenalism (whichever you want to call it). The symptoms that Suzanna has mentioned that she has or had in the past, allergies, heart palpitations, hypoglycemia, arthritis, neck pains, panic attacks, and the fact she lost weight while having high TSH numbers can all be related to adrenal fatigue.
She could look at Dr. D’Adamo’s Encyclopedia, which alludes to the linkage between hypothyroidism and adrenal problems in the hypothyroidism section. There are also a lot of reference sites on the Internet about this topic. Here are a couple of sites she could start with: http://www.adrenalfatigue.org this site was created by Dr. Wilson the author of the book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Centery Stress Syndrome; This site http://askwaltstollmd.com/archives/cliffs/34028.html mentions using the blood type diet to help recovery; I like this site too http://www.drlam.com/A3R_brief_in_doc_format/adrenal_fatigue.cfm.
I am convinced that I have adrenal fatigue and I have high TSH and low-normal Free T3 and Free T4 numbers. Adrenal fatigue can cause the thyroid to down regulate, since the adrenal glands can no longer support the normal metabolism level. When I try to boost my thyroid with Armour Thyroid I get some worse symptoms, which is a clear indication that the adrenal glands are part of the problem and that they will have to be supported before the thyroid level can return to normal. This is not to say that she might not still be low on iodine.
She obviously needs to look at all related issues to improve her health. I wish her luck. I know I am having a tough time solving my adrenal fatigue problem. DSJ (O- Sec)
Heidi, Let me tell you that I am very thankful for your recommendation, advice, and support concerning doing a liver flush.
I have now done 4 liver flushes, doing them about 2 weeks apart. I am still getting stones out each time with the largest about grape size.
When doing it the first time I was amazed to discover that had all those stones inside me plugging up the works!
I was pleased to find that for a few days after each flush my sinuses were WIDE open, no congestion whatsoever. I am hopeful that once I get my liver totally flushed out of stones that that my remaining sinus congestion problems may go away completely as well as seeing other health benefits. When I get there I will let you know what my final result are.
Thanks again. Sincerely, DSJ (O- Sec)
HOO-rah!! Don, the pleasure's all mine! Well... OK, maybe the pleasure's yours, too. ;-> I am truly pleased that the flush is producing such clear benefits for you -- and I do look forward to further reports! :-)
As to Suzanna's thyroid issues in re adrenals, I am in agreement with you. I am thinking, however, that the iodine levels should be established as normal before proceeding. Second, my next recommendation would be to address some regular stress-relief practices, as the HPA axis responds so beautifully to them in type Bs. Good results there would obviate the need for #3.... Third, I'd embark upon a direct approach to the adrenals if progress didn't show from the first two ideas.
Don, thank you for providing those URLs, and for your observations on your own situation as very similar to hers. Great stuff, and much appreciated, I assure you! Warmest wishes, dear!!! :-D
dear heidi welcome back hope you had a good time off.you were sorely missed i still logged in every and enjoyed the few times you did write in.it was like i'd found treasure when you did write.
i am out of hospital now and not on antibiotics but think i have an infection on my chest.due to see doc wednesday but didn't wasnt to leave it that long.i bathed in tea tree solution yesterday and hope to do that daily i have got some heallix but can't find a supplier in uk.apparently boots the chemist stopped doing it now and online they only seem to sell machines to make your own!any ideas anyone for here in uk?
i also checked your list of previous messages and am now goggle eyed but i vcan;'t find how to do iodine patch test and where to buy it from any ideas? take care lov debs x
Hello, debs!! I'm glad you got out of hospital in one piece, and it is GOOD to hear from you!
Heallix is available at www.heallix.com, and if you contact Leo there perhaps he can help you to find another distributor in the UK. This is not plain old ionized or colloidal silver, it's not something you'll want to make at home.
For the iodine test: go to this column link and then hold down the Ctrl key whilst pressing the letter F -- a search form will come up. Type in the word drugstore, and hit enter. That is the part of the column where the iodine test is described.
To fight the infection in your chest, use lots of quercetin, vitamin C, wear an orange shirt, nightdress or blanket ;->, take glutathione and n-acetyl cysteine if you can get hold of them. Drink loads of lemon/salt water, rest more than you think you need to, and your body will do the job for you. It's probable you picked up something in hospital when you were there in a worried and immune-compromised state -- don't worry, you'll spring back now that you're home!
Try doing some mild stretching and moving about. It's very helpful for aiding the lymph system to do its job.
Best wishes, dear!! Keep warding off those antibiotics, OK? :-D
Heywaitaminit!! What's this about naturally fermented sauerkraut being OK for Os???? Even O nonnies? I mean, I can get naturally fermented saurkraut, or make it...! Is this some kind of exception? Is this a vain grasp at a straw? Will I next try to make it apply to naturally fermented strawberries or kiwis? Apricots? OK, just give me the scoop on the cabbage! Cyndi
LOL @ Cyndi!! :-D "Is this a vain grasp at a straw?" Yeh, kinda, if you or I did it. John doesn't know his secretor type, and cabbage is OK for O-secs. John is going to lead us into new areas, mark my words. :-) "Will [Cyndi] next try to make it apply to ... strawberries or kiwis?" Jeeze, Cyndi, I dunno, but... I hope not! ~:-D