I have many patients with autoimmune thyroiditis One of patients urged by me set up a Foundation called Hashimoto’s Awareness We even appeared in a short film called Carry On together
I have always recommended Izabella Wentz, RPh book, The Root Cause of Hashimoto’s to my patients
Recently , Ms. Wentz wrote a book called Hashimoto’s Protocol- a 90 day plan for reversing thyroid symptoms. This book is essential for a dietary look at a patient with autoimmune thyroiditis. As a physician we all do not have the time to discuss dietary lifestyle changes.
There are many Americans who want to reduce their intake of saturated fat in their diets thus lowering their low density lipoproteins ( LDL) or bad cholesterol in their diets
This is very controversial in the media and in peer review medical journals
So the University of Denmark put this to the test It wasn’t a large study, yet 139 patients consumed different grades of fat of cheese The three groups of 139 patients had reduced fat, regular fat and one group had no cheese at all. The LDL were measured before and after the twelve ( 12) week program At the conclusion of this small study there was NO significant difference in LDL and even HDL levels of reduced fat cheese
The study concluded that LOW FAT cheese has no measurable metabolic benefit
I like the study- but the number of patients, and the number of weeks followed was too small. There are other large studies to look at in the literature.
It is well known that as we age , our body enzyme levels get depleted. One of the reasons for this is that the typical American diet of processed and cooked foods contains no living enzymes. Raw milk does contain enzymes. Check out westonaprice.org
This was the basis of the late Nicholas Gonzalez’s work on using enzymes for for treatment of cancers, especially panceratic.
There are three enzymes that I utilize in a patient’s treratment protocol. These are 1. nattikinase; 2. Lumbrokinase; 3) serrapeptase- from a plant, earthworm, and silkworm respectively.
I use Nattokinase from the traditional Japanese food, Natto ( a fermented form of boiled soybeans) Natto has similar clot dissolving abilities as plasmin ( which out body uses to dissolve clots). I utilize the other two enzymes in my practice.
It is finally getting to be warmer so nature’s sunlight is upon us. Vitamin D affects many of the necesaary reactions of the body and trhe vitamin D receptots located throughout the body, You can normalize your vitamin D with safe sun hours, if you do not wish to take Vitamin D You can get 20,000 IU for 15 minutes of sun in sumemr ( without sunscreen)
There are studies published about Vitamin D and cancer that are alarming
A meta analysis published in 2014 issue of Anticancer Research foudn that patients diagnosed with breast cancer who had HIGH vitamin D levels were twuice as likely to survive compared to patients with lower levels
Also a 2011 study at Creighton University School of Medicine reported a 60 % greater reduction in cancer risk in those using vitamin D and those that did not
Just as Treponema ( Syphilis) is the great masquerader- I am beginnign to wonder what are the other infections that are causing havoc that the conventional medical community doesn’t recognize. This can range from Epstein Barr virus ( EBV) mycolasma , and even chlamydia While the C trachomatis is the most frequent organsims assocuiated with sexually transmitted diseaes there are other species that are indolent
These other species are the stealth organisms with different types and subspecies. These behave as bacteria but have properties of bacteria and viruses. They are now reclassified as gram negative bacteria
I always test Chlamydia when dealing with a patient that has presumed Lyme Disease. This sleath bacteria as with mycoplasma can be treated with tetracyclines and aziothromycin
I also utilize herbs and other supplements to help re-infection .
It has been been postulated that early treatmetment attentiates the optimal development of the infection thus renderuing the individual worse. This means let the infection get in full bloom before treating
More studies need to be done on various co infections with Lyme as well as with these atypical bacteria ( sleath bacteria )
Honeybee season is upon us. I am so excited as this time of the year approahces Last year, Gregory Fratellone, Flora Tsimis and I published an article The article discussed Bee Pollen. The following is an excerp from that published article. Bee pollen can be consumed by you on a daily basis. Bee pollen is a nutritious high quality food. I might even say it is a super food. It can be used as an anti-depressant, appetite modulator as well as an enhancer for sports. It also improves functions of brain, heart, liver, and prostate
It contains all the necessary nutrients for humans as proteins, free aminoacids, greater than 200 enzymes and sugars. It contains at least 22 amino acids, 18 vitamins, 25 minerals, 59 trace elements, 11 enzymes or co-enzymes, 14 fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates and approximately 25 % protein. It is extremely rich in carotenes, which are metabolic precursors of vitamin A.
It is high in B complex and vitamins C, D, E and Lecithin, It contains at least 22 amino acids, 18 vitamins, 25 minerals, 59 trace elements, 11 enzymes or co-enzymes, 14 fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates and approximately 25 % protein.
Bee pollen contains over 50 % more protein than beef and an excellent vegetarian source of protein typically possessing more of the essential amino acids, pound for pound, than animal proteins like meat, eggs, and dairy product.
So why aren’t you consuming Bee Pollen You should. It has been studied as an effective dietary lifestyle