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January 21, 2019©

It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.

St. Augustine

Immune Health News

‘A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin. Five years later, as questions were raised about the risk of addiction and overdoses that came with taking OxyContin and opioid medications, Sackler outlined a strategy that critics have long accused the company of unleashing: divert the blame onto others, particularly the people who became addicted to opioids themselves. “We have to hammer on the abusers in every way possible,” Sackler wrote in an email in February 2001. “They are the culprits and the problem. They are reckless criminals.”
Malnutrition  is the leading cause of death worldwide in children under the age of five, and is the focus of the first World Health Organization (WHO) Millennium Development Goal. Breastfeeding, food and water security are major protective factors against malnutrition and critical factors in the maturation of healthy gut microbiota, characterized by a transient bifidobacterial bloom before a global rise in anaerobes. Early depletion in gut Bifidobacterium longum, a typical maternal probiotic, known to inhibit pathogens, represents the first step in gut microbiota alteration associated with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Later, the absence of the Healthy Mature Anaerobic Gut Microbiota (HMAGM) leads to deficient energy harvest, vitamin biosynthesis and immune protection, and is associated with diarrhea, malabsorption and systemic invasion by microbial pathogens. A therapeutic diet and infection treatment may be unable to restore bifidobacteria and HMAGM. Besides re-feeding and antibiotics, future trials including non-toxic missing microbes and nutrients necessary to restore bifidobacteria and HMAGM, including prebiotics and antioxidants, are warranted in children with severe or refractory disease. 

Rid the weight: what works

January is a time to rid the weight, and to clear the way to make things beautiful or whole. Maybe that includes toxic drugs, your toxic liver, your toxic thoughts or your toxic environment. This months daily posts are all about the effects of toxins and a damaged gut and liver leading to an impaired detoxification system which can in turn affect many other body systems and hormones.

The gut is equal to the liver for detoxification 

Vinegar for PCOS and insulin resistance

Vinegar has many benefits aside from improving insulin resistance and lowering ammonia levels. Studies have shown that as little as two weeks of vinegar consumption can begin to alleviate PCOS, possibly due to its effects on insulin resistance. Despite popular belief many conditions are actually over alkaline not overly acidic.

Some people may get a histamine response after vinegar intake which may also indicate a hormonal problem. Good fats are hormone regulators and there are a few other ways to lessen that aberrant response including with B vitamins like pantothenic acid, the anti starvation vitamin and Boswellia until you can become regulated and immune restored and no longer have those types of reactions which are abnormal and an indication of immune deficiency problems.

Be aware that long term use of additional helpers like synthetic vitamins, enzymes or even collagen supplements aren’t associated with better outcomes as a replacement for what a healthy digestion system does naturally but vinegar does have a very long history of use. In other words constant interventions do not usually offer longterm gut/immune benefit.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of major causes of irregular menstruation. It is defined as a condition involving the combination of hyperandrogenism and chronic oligomenorrhea or anovulation, and is thought to have a variety of etiologies. Insulin resistance (impaired insulin sensitivity) has been suggested to be one of the etiologies of PCOS. PCOS patients often need to take medication to treat anovulation and infertility. The efficacy of vinegar to improve insulin resistance has been reported. To study the effect of vinegar on metabolic and hormonal indices and ovulatory function in PCOS, patients seeking a non-pharmacological treatment for PCOS took a beverage containing 15 g of apple vinegar daily for 90 to 110 days. Ovulation, the menstrual interval, fasting serum glucose level, fasting serum insulin level, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and testosterone were compared before and after intake of the vinegar beverage. Intake of the vinegar beverage resulted in a decrease of the homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance index as well as a decrease of the LH/FSH ratio. Ovulatory menstruation was observed within 40 day in the majority of patients. These findings suggest the possibility of vinegar to restore ovulatory function through improving insulin sensitivity in PCOS patients, thus, avoiding pharmacological treatment.

  • Use Mct oil instead of coconut oil.
  • Sip vinegar through a straw, that is a lot of vinegar per day as recommended in the following video and vinegar is harmful to tooth enamel.

Some people may get a histamine response after vinegar intake which may also indicate a hormonal problem. Healthy fats are necessary for hormone regulation. Boswellia will alleviate over active histamine response.

Boswellia Blocks Allergic Response 

Histamine, which is associated with inflammation occurring during allergic reactions, can also be modulated by boswellia extracts.

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Eat = Repair, Rest = Digest

Mct oil and vinegar will quickly begin eliminating belly fat associated with acute liver failure in a short time in conjunction with daily autophagy diet as written about in Alternavita Monthly Magazine© Bestselling December issue.

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Changing your fatty acid composition in the blood will take about 120 days, about as much time as it takes to reverse insulin resistance PCOS according to studies. Mct oil which is a new product as compared to coconut oil may speed that up because it quickly enters the bloodstream and lymphatic system. The beneficial immune system oil continues to be oleic acid as the most abundant fatty acid in humans.

Just by lowering inflammation with natural oral immune therapy two years ago and with no change in diet I lost over 30 lbs. after the most inflammatory state which had ever occurred in the progression of my autoimmune condition. This was after many, many elimination diets in succession including paleo and low carb, and after severe gut damage and severe metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance which caused considerable weight gain. You can read about my health story in various daily posts.

I wouldn’t eliminate other beneficial oils, SCFA’s or LCFA’s as all healthy oils are important for various functions including brain function and development. Mct might make you feel worse at first as many oils help rid toxins so proceed slowly and with low dose, similar to advice with all beneficial oils. Never over dose on any supplement as all systems have capacity levels. Mct oil however doesn’t appear to bind to anything according to research so it is not a transport or carrier molecule. 

The oils for liver failure include:

Daily intake of these 4 oils combined equals about 1 tbsp.

  1. Cod liver oil (1/2-1 tsp. or 1 soft gel)(winter only, switch to fish oil summer)
  2. Olive oil (1 tsp.)
  3. Grass fed butter (1 tsp.)
  4. Mct oil (1/2 tsp.) Mct oil bypasses the gall bladder and quickly enters the liver and system including lymphatic system so it is effective especially for those with no gall bladder. 1/2 tsp. only to start or diarrhea and stomach upset will likely occur. Coconut oil is detrimental in high doses but effective at low doses, tbsp. per day max. Mct oil differs from coconut oil.

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Fad diet myth busters

I personally am overjoyed to finally see the fad diet myth busters breaking the diet chains that have garnered too many followers with too few results over this last century vindicating Dr. Mark Pimentel and Cedars Sinai along with the Father of the Microbiome, in the advice they have given for years, diet is not the cause, diet is not the solution, (diet correlation and contributing diet factors are not a cause). It has long been a contentious chicken and egg topic that I have refused to write about in too much detail and now I don’t have to as the research is clear as endorsed by WHO in 2017. It doesn’t give anyone a free ticket to eat a diet consisting mainly of refined junk food leading to malnutrition but finally some clarity and real progress in the underlying causes of metabolic syndrome and what to do about it.

One of the first proved correlations of not breastfeeding is Type I diabetes.

It has been suggested in some studies that cod liver oil if taken during pregnancy and in the first year of life may prevent Type I Diabetes.

A moderate well balanced diet with modest targeted dietary interventions continues to be the best approach for gut health including for SIBO.

Just by lowering inflammation with oral immune therapy with no change in diet I lost over 30 lbs. after the worst inflammatory state which had ever occurred in the progression of my autoimmune condition after long term steroid use combined with T cell degenerating drugs.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) infertility and SAM (Severe Acute Malnutrition)

 

Mct oil for brain and liver health

January 19, 2019©

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.

 Mct oil bypasses the gall bladder and quickly enters the liver and system including lymphatic system so it is effective especially for those with no gall bladder. 1/2 tsp. only to start or diarrhea and stomach upset will likely occur. Coconut oil is detrimental in high doses but effective at low doses, tbsp. per day max. Mct oil differs from coconut oil.

Mct oil has a neutral flavor and is tasteless for those who don’t wish to have coconut flavor.

  • You shouldn’t cook with Mct oil. Cooking with coconut oil is fine.
  • Although Mct oil does activate ketosis regardless of diet brain function improvement appears to be independent of the effects of ketones.
  • Mct oil does not appear to be more thermogenic as compared to some other oils

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If you have a good high fat colostrum, whole fat mammal milk or grass fed butter Mct oil is not necessary but some may find it beneficial because it will not get stored as fat, it doesn’t rely on the gall bladder, it immediately gets used for energy, it is easily digested and like almost all good oils it will immediately affect gut bacteria in a positive manner. It is also inexpensive and can be found almost anywhere, including Walmart in the food oil section.

Like almost everyone today this person is relying on a daily fast or autophagy diet for ketosis and not a strict keto diet. Ketosis occurs with nightly fasts and after 13 hours of a fast. Constant ketosis may not be beneficial. Most of what we know about autophagy and ketosis is due to animal studies and we are a long way from complete understanding of autophagy. Whole fat mammal milk and lactose is proven to increase phage activity in the elderly. Mct oil may be a beneficial addition.

Infants spend a lot of time in ketosis due to the very high fat components in breastmilk and a system able to quickly assimilate and digest cellular debris which can’t be compared to an aged system.

There is no doubt that higher fat diets with healthy oils are critical to health as is protein no matter what age a person is. You can survive without carbs, you can’t survive without fats or proteins. However, only undenatured whey protein affects GSH production, namely acid whey, and amidation of oleic acid is crucial for phagocytosis. Olive oil is a non inflammatory oil.

Oleic acid has no effects on microglia phagocytosis; therefore, amidation of oleic acid must be crucial for this activity.

Only Boswellia has been shown to effect Aβ deposits and p-tau positive cells

Significant decrease Aβ deposits and p-tau positive cells after just three doses

That is Alzheimer’s, PTSD and traumatic brain injury (sports injury) which are associated with both Aβ and tau deposits.

Boswellia Blocks Allergic Response 

Histamine, which is associated with inflammation occurring during allergic reactions, can also be modulated by boswellia extracts.

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The oils for liver failure include:

Daily intake of these 4 oils combined equals about 1 tbsp.

  1. Cod liver oil (1/2-1 tsp. or 1 soft gel)(winter only, switch to fish oil summer)
  2. Olive oil (1 tsp.)
  3. Grass fed butter (1 tsp.)
  4. Mct oil (1/2 tsp.) Mct oil bypasses the gall bladder and quickly enters the liver and system including lymphatic system so it is effective especially for those with no gall bladder. 1/2 tsp. only to start or diarrhea and stomach upset will likely occur. Coconut oil is detrimental in high doses but effective at low doses, tbsp. per day max. Mct oil differs from coconut oil.

Solgar – Norwegian Cod Liver Oil (Vitamin & D Supplement) 250 Softgels

  • Don’t believe all the hype when it comes to trendy oils but understand the benefits of some oils. The actual most effective oil for seizures, especially those not controlled by drugs is actually cbd oil which has been shown to work in the majority of these specific drug resistant cases. Cbd oil is highly lipophilic.
  • While it is important to understand active constituents of oils many of these trends are based on studies created specifically for marketing products in order to increase market share or decrease the market share of a competitor.
  • It also often occurs that when all components are studied the most beneficial turn out to be the ones that have already shown great benefit in studies, and there isn’t much new info to be had despite the current hype. Mct oil is a new process of an old product with some active components isolated which confer differing benefits as compared to coconut oil which may offer greater benefit especially for obese, diabetic subjects or those who have trouble digesting fat due to gall bladder removal, a myriad negative condition which affects many and which is why I included it here. 

Corporations pay for the majority of research in universities today and you can’t always trust the endorsements given to specific products by so called health authorities like the Heart Association due to these associations that monetarily benefit only a few specific parties. Many producers also pay hospitals and doctors directly or offer them other benefits even for food products or supplements so these endorsements are also suspect, and of course many videos are monetized as well. Not all monetary arrangements are publicly disclosed and of course all science today is suspect enmasse due to a large variety of corrupt practices in the field. Consumer beware and self education is the best advice. I personally prefer to research the complete history of a product in especially in pre modern times when research itself was more trustworthy before I endorse any substance. I often rely on the known benefits of the product as a food substance that was well researched in elegant studies and then offered to both animals and the public on a mass scale before it gets re-marketed as a health food.

As long as you can blend these oils smoothly in to your daily yogurt, colostrum and mammal milk or even your coffee or tea the above oils are all healthful, including coconut oil in moderation, each in their own way, and to differing degrees for different actions.

  • The oil that seems to have the greatest negative effect in nearly all studies on all age groups is soy. 
  • Almost all oils labled vegetable oil in the supermarket today are soy.

Not all vegetable oils are detrimental. Certain processing methods may be the difference between a healthy oil and an unhealthy oil. Olive is a fruit not a vegetable, and is not an inflammatory oil. Oleic acid is the most abundant fatty acid in humans. Including a range of healthy oils in your diet or for cooking is not detrimental. Fats can affect the microbiota immediately in both a positive and negative manner.

I generally trust the majority of information from Dr. Berg who is very knowledgeable to help teach because some people prefer videos over reading so here are some of his videos describing the effects of different popular oils. I use coconut oil for popping corn. Coconut oil did not live up to the hype as a stand alone treatment for me for Candida or anything else. I still have my gall bladder and have no problems digesting fats.

I consume mostly grass fed butter, olive oil, cod liver oil in winter and whole fat mammal milk which have proven myelin regenerating capabilities, as well as the complement of the fats in colostrum (a non denatured mammal milk product). I also eat natural lard and a variety of other fats like safflower. I don’t cook often at high temperatures so I use high temperature oils sparingly. Like oils, adding a tsp. of vinegar to starchy foods is barely noticeable and helps avoid insulin spikes as well. It is also a good marinade for meats when combined with healthy oils to aid digestion.

Just by lowering inflammation with oral immune therapy with no change in diet I lost over 30 lbs. after the worst inflammatory state which had ever occurred in the progression of my autoimmune condition after long term steroid use combined with T cell degenerating drugs.

January 18, 2019©

The greatest charity one can do to another is to lead him to the truth.

In the US alone 75 million people are high risk for NAFLD.

The global prevalence of NAFLD is currently estimated to be 24%.

The oils for liver failure include:

Daily intake of these 4 oils combined equals about 1 tbsp.

  1. Cod liver oil (1/2-1 tsp. or 1 soft gel)(winter only, switch to fish oil summer)
  2. Olive oil (1 tsp.)
  3. Grass fed butter (1 tsp.)
  4. Mct oil (1/2 tsp.) Mct oil bypasses the gall bladder and quickly enters the liver and system including lymphatic system so it is effective especially for those with no gall bladder. 1/2 tsp. only to start or diarrhea and stomach upset will likely occur. Coconut oil is detrimental in high doses but effective at low doses, tbsp. per day max. Mct oil differs from coconut oil.

Solgar – Norwegian Cod Liver Oil (Vitamin & D Supplement) 250 Softgels

Eat = Repair, Rest = Digest

Mct oil and vinegar will quickly begin eliminating belly fat associated with acute liver failure in a short time in conjunction with daily autophagy diet as written about in Alternavita Monthly Magazine© Bestselling December issue.

Nature’s Way 100% Potency Pure Source MCT Oil From Coconut- Certified Paleo, Certified Vegan- Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Flavorless, No Filler Oils, Hexane-free- 16 Fluid Ounce

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Newsletter

 

January 18, 2019©

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!

St. Catherine of Sienna

Cirrhosis: the deadly outcome of liver failure 

Bovine colostrum can also be used to treat the effects of various liver diseases, such as liver inflammation, viral hepatitis, fibrosis of the liver, cirrhosis of the liver, fatty liver, and so forth. These effects include disturbances of the liver’s detoxification, excretory, conjugational, and synthesizing functions, portal hypertension due to liver disease, and even coma due to liver failure. Supplementation can also be used to relieve stress on the liver due to liver insufficiency as a result of liver parenchyma damage or viral hepatitis, allowing the liver to heal and recover function.

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  • Boswellia alleviates fibrosis
  • Boswellia alleviates kidney fibrosis

The oils for liver failure include:

Daily intake of these 4 oils combined equals about 1 tbsp.

  1. Cod liver oil (1/2-1 tsp. or 1 soft gel)(winter only, switch to fish oil summer)
  2. Olive oil (1 tsp.)
  3. Grass fed butter (1 tsp.)
  4. Mct oil (1/2 tsp.) Mct oil bypasses the gall bladder and quickly enters the liver and system including lymphatic system so it is effective especially for those with no gall bladder. 1/2 tsp. only to start or diarrhea and stomach upset will likely occur. Coconut oil is detrimental in high doses but effective at low doses, tbsp. per day max. Mct oil differs from coconut oil.

Solgar – Norwegian Cod Liver Oil (Vitamin & D Supplement) 250 Softgels

Mct oil will quickly begin eliminating belly fat associated with acute liver failure in a couple of weeks in conjunction with daily autophagy diet as written about in Alternavita Monthly Magazine© Bestselling December issue.

Nature’s Way 100% Potency Pure Source MCT Oil From Coconut- Certified Paleo, Certified Vegan- Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Flavorless, No Filler Oils, Hexane-free- 16 Fluid Ounce

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Intestinal failure-associated liver disease

Parenteral nutrition induced cirrhosis in very low birth weight premature infants with short bowel syndrome and occasionally dysfunctional motility is a serious condition that can lead to sepsis and often has a high mortality rate. According to research rescue occurs by switching soy oil therapy with fish oil based parenteral therapy in 85% of the cases. Parenteral nutrition lipid emulsion (LE) with fish oil is not permitted in the US.

Effect of a fish oil-based lipid emulsion on intestinal failure-associated liver disease in childrenFish oil therapy alleviates IFALD in children.

*Parenteral nutrition (PN) is intravenous administration of nutrition, which may include protein, carbohydrate, fat, minerals and electrolytes, vitamins and other trace elements for patients who cannot eat or absorb enough food through tube feeding formula or by mouth to maintain good nutrition status.

*Parenteral treatment is associated with high risk.

Obviously some premature infants require parenteral treatment. Oral administration is always preferred and systemic administration of any substance is clinically proven high risk.

Currently available treatments for IBD, which target the systemic immune system, induce immunosuppression, thereby exposing the patient to the risk of infections and malignancy.

Clinical & Translational Immunology (2016)
Gastroenterology and Liver Units, Department of Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

In fact, the WHO recommends that immunization or treatment be orally administered due to economic, logistical and security reasons. Furthermore, this route offers important advantages over systemic administration, such as reducing side effects, as the molecules are administered locally and have the ability to stimulate the GALT immune responses (Levine and Dougan, 1998; Neutra and Kozlowski, 2006; Bermúdez-Humarán et al., 2011).

WHO 2017

More tips:

  • Water does not work for a liver flush.
  • Sodium ascorbate may help some. 
  • Lactic acid bacteria (acidophilis)
  • Milk (lactose)
  • Lemons (small amounts, acid) 
  • Acid whey as found in yogurt
  • Buttermilk (superior antioxidant)
  • Vinegar and water (rinse mouth after with baking soda and water, strong acid such as vinegar, not good for teeth, or sip through a straw)

January 17, 2019©

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. 

St. Thomas Aquinas

2019 Colostrum Research

Bovine colostrum reduces gastrointestinal carriage of uropathogenic Escherichia coli to prevent recurrent UTIs and significantly reduces sepsis in as little as 10 days

Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are often associated with gastrointestinal colonisation by uropathogens, such as uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Antimicrobial treatment is generally unable to prevent recurrent UTI, causes multidrug resistant uropathogens in the gut and causes dysbiosis of the gut, vaginal, and urinary microbiota. The globally-disseminated multi drug resistant uropathogenic Escherichia coli is known to both persistently colonise the gut and the urinary tract, and is associated with antibiotic treatment failure, indicating the need for novel non-antibiotic therapeutics for the treatment of UTI.  Bovine colostrum is a suitable therapy for the treatment of uropathogenic Escherichia coli gastrointestinal colonisation.

10 days bovine colostrum significantly decreased intestinal permeability and sepsis in critically ill patients

A total of 70 ICU-hospitalized adult patients were randomly assigned to receive a bovine colostrum supplement or placebo according to the stratified blocked randomization by age and admission category. Plasma endotoxin and zonulin concentrations were measured on days 5 and 10 of intervention.

Diarrhea was significantly lower in the colostrum group

Out of 70 participants, 32 patients in the colostrum group and 30 patients in the control group were included in the final analysis of the outcomes. Plasma endotoxin concentration decreased significantly in the colostrum group on the 10th day. Plasma levels of zonulin reduced in the colostrum group significantly compared with the placebo group. The incidence of diarrhea was significantly lower in the colostrum group than in the control group.

Results provide evidence that bovine colostrum supplementation may have beneficial effects on intestinal permeability and gastrointestinal complications in ICU-hospitalized patients.

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January 14, 2019©

Truth is not private property.

St. Augustine

Lower ammonia levels

  • Abnormal movements or shaking of hands or arms.
  • Agitation, excitement, or seizures (occur rarely in adults but can happen in children)
  • Disorientation.
  • Drowsiness or confusion.
  • Behavior or personality changes.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Slowed or sluggish movement.
  • Get confused
  • Forget things
  • Speak or act inappropriately to others
  • Not feel interested in things
  • Get cranky
  • You may also notice some changes in your sleep patterns. You could feel sleepy during the day or stay up late at night.

The above may be signs that your liver is not clearing toxins from your bloodstream the way it should. Too much ammonia can build up in your brain and lead to HE symptoms.

Hepatic encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE), a disorder caused by a buildup of toxins in the brain that can happen with advanced liver disease.

Hepatic encephalopathy starts when your liver gets damaged from conditions like chronic hepatitis, Reye’s syndrome, or cirrhosis. It doesn’t work right anymore, and toxins get into your bloodstream and travel to your brain, toxins build up there and cause the mental and physical symptoms of HE.

There’s a lot of variety in the way HE affects people. Not everyone has the same symptoms.

In some cases, the effects of hepatic encephalopathy start slowly and then get worse bit by bit, but sometimes they hit all at once.

SIBO can cause chronic encephalopathy.

Some physical changes can start creeping in, too. You may notice that:

  • Your breath smells sweet or musty.
  • It’s hard to move or use your hands.
  • You feel slow or sluggish when you move your body.

Other things can set off hepatic encephalopathy, too. It might happen because you:

  • Have an infection.
  • Get constipated.
  • Don’t get enough to drink
  • Bleed from your intestines, stomach, or esophagus.
  • Take certain medicines like some sleeping pills, pain relievers, or water pills.
  • Have kidney problems.
  • Go on an alcohol binge.

While it may seem like ammonia is an acidic substance it is actually very alkaline with a high ph, slightly below bleach and lye.

HE can be divided into stages or grades according to how severe your symptoms are.

 Mild. You may have slurred speech, trouble sleeping or find it hard to concentrate.

 Moderate. You may feel like you don’t have much energy. Some personality changes and confusion may become more obvious, like acting odd or forgetting things.

 Severe. You may be extremely confused and not be able to speak coherently. You could also get extremely sleepy or pass out, though you’ll wake up when someone tries to rouse you.

 Coma. In this phase, you may pass out and and not respond to pain or someone trying to wake you.

You can have a blood test to check for levels of ammonia.

Your doctor may suggest drugs that reduce the toxins in your body including:

Lactulose. This is a type of sugar that can make you have more bowel movements. This helps get rid of some toxins from your body, like ammonia, which can trigger HE.

Some other steps that can improve your symptoms:

Change your diet. If you eat a lot of meat, your body may make too much ammonia. Try dairy for protein.

Skip alcohol. Even a little bit can be risky for you because it damages your liver.

Treat urinary blockages. If you can’t pee normally, it can trigger your HE.

Stop some medications. Certain medicines, such as sedatives or narcotics, may cause problems with your liver.

Treat constipation. 

Bovine colostrum and whole fat mammal milk is the best treatment for liver damage

Use of bovine colostrum as a preparation for the protection of the liver. Whole bovine colostrum or an immunoglobulin preparation from colostrum are used to protect the liver from bacterial, viral, or protozoan diseases, such as E. coli, rotavirus, or cryptosporidia infection, as well as detoxify the liver by removing toxic protein metabolites such as ammonia. It can also be used to treat the effects of various liver diseases, such as liver inflammation, viral hepatitis, fibrosis of the liver, cirrhosis of the liver, fatty liver, and so forth. These effects include disturbances of the liver’s detoxification, excretory, conjugational, and synthesizing functions, portal hypertension due to liver disease, and even coma due to liver failure. Supplementation can also be used to relieve stress on the liver due to liver insufficiency as a result of liver parenchyma damage or viral hepatitis, allowing the liver to heal and recover function.

US Patent #5,710,132

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Below are some tips to help lower or neutralize ammonia levels.

Skip L Glutamine.

January 11, 2019©

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.

St. Augustine

January 7, 2019©

No more assumptions should be made than are necessary.

Ockham’s razor

Ignoring the elephant in the room

Most medicines are harmful, natural or otherwise

This is but one reason why public health education is both necessary and prohibitive. It isn’t rare to have someone complaining of frequent ailments while rarely discussing their drug use, in some countries it is a major factor contributing to chronic health problems. The problem is very widespread and some people just believe if it is on the shelf or being prescribed therefore it is automatically both safe, and beneficial. They couldn’t be more wrong for numerous reasons. You can’t advise on prescription use, the best you can do is publish adverse effects of specific drugs or drug types and hope the warnings are heeded. Most drugs effect the immune system negatively whether by gut destruction or via liver destruction, and that includes many supplements, herbs and vitamins that people believe are safe just due to being termed natural. Dosage is another factor, which is why low dose almost always works best regarding any supplement.

Very few medicines are harmless, and can be taken long term with no damaging effects.

This is why whole food based treatments are almost always more effective but even then moderation is a factor.

Detoxing from dangerous prescriptions

Another large part of the reason why people fail to heal is that they fail to acknowledge or disclose the effect of their prescriptions. Most patients don’t even read the drug inserts when warnings are clearly given. In some cases the inserts are not supplied to them. Pharmacists can’t keep up with drug interactions, or food and drug interactions especially when patients are on multiple drugs as is the case with many elderly. Drugs affect men and women differently yet few comparison studies are undertaken. The liver has detox capacity limits, and some substances compete for liver pathway synthesis. These are just a few of the examples of widespread problems that negate healing due to liver injury.

The majority of the time what patients need detoxed from is prescription meds or abuse of common OTC’s.

In the case of common OTC abuse that negatively affects the gut and liver like PPI’s, antacids, common painkillers like Ibuprofen or Tylenol, just stop.

In other cases of prescription drug abuse many patients will need professional detox help as the withdrawal effects are too serious to undertake this process without it.

Many drugs have a strict time limit on their use but this is often abused, especially in the cases of anti depressant and steroid use. Ask your doctor why he feels this prescription is necessary long term, and get a second opinion if it is against current clinical guidelines.

When medicine makes patients sicker

8000 meds recalled since 2013

Since the start of 2013, pharmaceutical companies based in the U.S. or abroad have recalled about 8,000 medicines, comprising billions of tablets, bottles and vials that have entered the U.S. drug supply and made their way to patients’ medicine cabinets, hospital supply closets and IV drips, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows. The recalls represent a fraction of the medicines shipped each year. But the flawed products contained everything from dangerous bacteria or tiny glass particles to mold — or too much or too little of the drug’s active ingredient.

Over the same period, 65 drug-making facilities recalled nearly 300 products within 12 months of passing a Food and Drug Administration inspection — as was the case with the stool softener, according to a KHN analysis of recall notices and inspection records kept by the FDA.

Those recalls included more than 39,000 bottles of the HIV drug Atripla laced with “red silicone rubber particulates,” nearly 37,000 generic Abilify tablets that were “superpotent,” and nearly 12,000 boxes of generic Aleve (naproxen) that were actually ibuprofen, according to the recall data KHN examined.

The medicine alleged to have sickened Anderson Moreno seriously infected at least 63 other people in 12 states, according to reports by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The drug was made at a PharmaTech plant in Broward County, Fla. That same plant passed an FDA inspection even while it was making bacteria-laced products, according to a KHN review of the inspection records.

The FDA is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the U.S. market. But a KHN review of thousands of FDA documents — inspection records, recalls, warning letters and lawsuits — offers insight into the ways poorly manufactured or contaminated drugs reach consumers: Inspectors miss serious hazards. Drugmakers fail to meet standards even after the FDA has taken enforcement action. Hundreds of plants haven’t been inspected for years, if ever.

Last July, for example, the FDA announced the first of many voluntary recalls of the blood pressure medicine valsartan because some tablets contain a cancer-causing impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). They would later find a similar carcinogen, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), in valsartan pills. Over the prior two years, investigators had detected worrisome problems in two overseas factories involved in the manufacturing of the drug.

Violations flagged repeatedly with little to no enforcement, some countries with lax processes are repeat violators

In addition the opioid market is a testament to outright lying by pharmaceutical companies about a drugs effects and widespread opportunities for abuse with little to no oversight.

When Medicine Makes Patients Sicker

The untouchables

Cancer pioneer Martin Gore’s sudden death from routine jab

Currently available treatments for IBD, which target the systemic immune system, induce immunosuppression, thereby exposing the patient to the risk of infections and malignancy.

The interplay between the gut and the systemic immune system determines the final effect on target organs, including the bowel mucosa.

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are associated with an altered systemic immune response leading to inflammation-mediated damage to the gut and other organs.

Clinical & Translational Immunology (2016)
Gastroenterology and Liver Units, Department of Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Among most mammals, the placenta is not effective at transferring antibodies to the fetus: antibodies are transferred immediately after birth via the colostrum.

In fact, the WHO recommends that immunization or treatment be orally administered due to economic, logistical and security reasons. Furthermore, this route offers important advantages over systemic administration, such as reducing side effects, as the molecules are administered locally and have the ability to stimulate the GALT immune responses (Levine and Dougan, 1998; Neutra and Kozlowski, 2006; Bermúdez-Humarán et al., 2011).

For centuries the pharmaceutical industry, and to varying degrees the supplement producers have so convinced lawmakers and the public that they are so indispensable to the well being of society that they have become exempt from almost all accountability. They have enjoyed levels of low risk and little scrutiny that would be assumed by nearly every other producer, forcing that burden almost entirely upon consumers. This is part of what makes these industries so lucrative to both producers and investors. Until that risk burden is shifted, and the validity of such assumptions are challenged, little will change, and they will continue to erode trust in the medical community.

These stories merely highlight the fact that almost no drug use should be mandatory and it is in the best interest of the public to be aware of the exclusive market protection that pharmaceuticals and their benefactors enjoy to avoid the huge risk burden that eventually falls upon the greater public.

Detox

Sodium ascorbate will detox nearly all drugs and dangerous substances. Healthy oils with high oleic acid content will also help to do this, especially of steroids, grass fed butter, whole fat mammal milk and olive oil, cod liver oil. Boswellia may also help. Other oils like MCT in low daily doses may also help as MCT bypasses the gall bladder and quickly enters the liver.

Be aware that in some cases it may take years to detox a dangerous drug.

January 8, 2019©

Daily Reflection:

I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.

St. Faustina

Self sabotage

Self sabotage, we’ve all been there because it is a universal resistance that begins the instant we resolve a thing anew.

January is always a time of new beginnings, and in most places it offers the quiet contemplation of winter to set foot in a new direction, at least in the mind if the snow is too deep, and the wind too cold. It gives a chance to try out a new idea or a new look. It is a time for clearing out the old, making way for the new, and organizing or minimizing is a frequent reminder on the store shelves that it is time to get moving whether it be in our house, in our mind or in our actions.

I don’t believe healing is possible without looking in the mirror or deep in to the soul to discover our own paths of resistance. It is only when confronting the enemies within that the greatest change becomes possible. It is the personal journey, and no one can be on the path with you to either distract or commiserate lest you stay in one place, and stop climbing for higher ground altogether.

The Hole You’re In

One of the first posts I wrote was called The Hole You’re In. It partially described the quagmire of confusion that came from a body that seemed to always betray me while swimming in a riptide of health unconsciousness that constantly kept me in its current. The life preserver was there, swirling, and coming up to within my sight but at that time even though I had it within reach, I didn’t hold on. It wasn’t until I hit rock bottom, and then began swimming out of the riptide that I finally caught that lifeline, and held on for dear life. Considering it was a lifelong playbook in other areas of my life one would think I would know better on how to move forward but one day like a rocket I was funneled up and out of that whirling dervish of a hole I was in, and today I know that surrendering to the tiring undertow of resistance would have led to my drowning.

It is helpful to understand the psychology behind resistance, and learn to recognize it in order to defeat it or at least understand it if you want to accept the consequence inherent to the comfortable misery of the person who seems stuck unable to move forward or back even as the bridge crumbles beneath their feet.

January is a time to rid the weight, and to clear the way to make things beautiful or whole. Maybe that includes your toxic liver, your toxic thoughts or your toxic environment. Or just maybe you have hit rock bottom, and decided to swim out of the hole you are in.

The ball is in your court.

20% of the population accounts for 80% of healthcare costs.

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January 7, 2019©

Daily Reflection:

What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not.

St. Augustine

The dangers of hydrogen sulfide (H2S SIBO) 

H2S affects the gut, liver, immune system, nerves, heart, and brain simultaneously. 

H2S is highly poisonous—when inhaled, it has a level of toxicity similar to that of cyanide.

The small intestine is inefficient in detoxifying this gas.

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is a colorless gas that, owing to its sulfur content, smells like rotten eggs. Frequently referred to as “sewer gas,” 

Bacteria, fungi, and actinomycetes release hydrogen sulfide during the decomposition of sulfur-containing proteins and by the direct reduction of sulfate (SO4 2-). Humans may be exposed to hydrogen sulfide from both its endogenous production and exogenous sources. Most endogenous production apparently results from the metabolism of sulfhydryl-containing amino acids (e.g., cysteine) by bacteria present in both the intestinal tract and the mouth; it is also produced via enzymatic pathways involving cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE), cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), and β-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (MST) in coordination with cysteine aminotransferase (CAT) and via a nonenzymatic pathway involving the reduction of elemental sulfur. Hydrogen sulfide produced in the mouth is a component of bad breath (halitosis); concentrations between 1 and 100 ppb have been measured in mouth air. It is generated in the large intestine by the bacterial reduction of inorganic sulfate and sulfite, and by fermentation of sulfur-containing amino acids. It can compose up to 10% of intestinal gases.

In the body, H2S must be detoxified by oxidation. While H2S can be produced in large quantities by sulfate-reducing bacteria in the colon, it is normally rapidly metabolized by a specialized detoxification system in the colonic mucosa.

More proximal sites of the gastrointestinal tract including the small intestine are much less efficient at detoxifying this gas.

If the detoxification system is overwhelmed, H2S would escape the gut to enter the portal vein. In the portal vein, a small amount of H2S is detoxified by oxygen bound to hemoglobin.

The majority then enters the liver.

A dysfunctional autophagic mechanism leads to chronic intestinal inflammation in IBD.

The pathogenesis of the liver manifestation of IBD is related to gut inflammation that results in inflamed portal tracts of the enterohepatic circulation of lymphocytes from the gut to the liver.

  • Poisoning comparable to cyanide. Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is a colorless gas that, owing to its sulfur content, smells like rotten eggs. Frequently referred to as “sewer gas,” H2S is highly poisonous—when inhaled, it has a level of toxicity similar to that of cyanide.
  • Causes blockage of electron transfer within the mitochondria which in turn could lead to respiratory arrest at high enough concentrations
  • Eye irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Increase in lactic acid during exercise. During strenuous exercise, inhalation of low levels of H2S is sufficient to shift from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism with increase in tissue lactic acid level
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Inability to detox
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Poor memory
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Impaired balance
  • Loss of recall
  • Irritability
  • Tension
  • Confusion
  • Slow thinking
  • Loss of libido
  • Fatigue
  • Decrease of recent memory
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Insomnia
  • Light headedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Throat irritation
  • Long term memory loss
  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of skin and itching
  • Demyelination of nerve fibers of the central nervous system
  • Respiratory tract injury
  • Olfactory neuronal loss
  • Rhinitis bronchial epithelial hypertrophy and hyperplasia
  • Increased phlegm
  • Apoptosis of human aorta smooth muscle cells
  • Proinflammatory
  • Septic shock
  • Endotoxin-induced cardiovascular collapse
  • Inflammatory induced conditions of the colon and rectum such as ulcerative colitis and pouchitis
  • Elevated plasma homocysteine level associated with cardiovascular disease

H2S affects the gastrointestinal smooth muscle cells and has a pro inflammatory effect

H2S is associated with the regulation of homeostasis.  H2S as a vital endogenous gaso-transmitter. Its role is important because cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases as well as gastrointestinal cancers are among the top causes of human mortality.  Patients with Down syndrome overproduce H2S because their urinary excretion of thiosulfate. H2S-releasing bacteria in the intestine are a major source of endogenous H2S. Donation of H2S contributes to chloride secretion, which aggravates certain types of gastritis. Gastrointestinal contractility shows sensitivity to H2S, which affects the gastrointestinal smooth muscle cells as well as the neurons in the enteric nervous system.  The concentration of H2S is enhanced when abdominal sepsis or endotoxemia occurs. H2S leads to exacerbation of these conditions, mainly because of its pro-inflammatory effect.  H2S-induced inflammation has a relationship with the NF-κB signaling pathway. H2S has long been regarded as a strong toxin that inhibits mitochondrial respiration by combining the cytochrome c oxidase copper and/or heme iron site, resembling hydrogen cyanide, a well-known lethal toxin. Studies suggest that H2S also binds and reduces ferric heme in microsomal cytochrome P450, generating a state of oxidative stress. H2S is also reported to have a specific relationship with NO. They both have a synergistic effect on vasodilation as well as an inhibitory effect on the twitching of the ileum stimulated by electricity.  H2S is also a byproduct of dietary sulfate metabolism by gut bacteria. Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis are associated with an increase in the colonization of the intestine by sulfate reducing bacteria along with an increase in H2S production. Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by the generation and persistence of colitogenic CD4+ effector and memory T cells that react to antigens of commensal bacteria. H2S is continually produced by luminal sulfate-reducing commensal bacteria in the colon and is normally detoxified by rhodanese in the surrounding mucosal cells to thiosulfate. An increase in the steady state H2S levels is thought to play a role in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease and related cancers. Data provides a logical link between reports that the excess H2S could contribute to unwanted T cell activation toward commensal H2S-producing bacteria. Combined with the novel physiological signaling function for H2S as a co-stimulator of T cell activation and proliferation, these findings establish H2S as an endogenous and exogenous co-regulatory signal for T cells.

H2S can paralyze nerves and has an inhibitory effect on the ileum

H2s can cause immediate paralysis of olfactory nerves above safe threshold levels and/or with chronic low level exposure.

Antidotes

SAM (severe acute malnutrition) and H2S production

Until recently there has been little in the way of antidote for animals or humans suffering from hydrogen sulfide poisoning. Oxygen is usually given to workers overcome by the gas in attempts to revive them and is usually successful as a treatment in most cases. Now researchers have discovered that high doses of a natural form of Vitamin B12 may be the answer as an effective antidote.

Lack of B vitamin production affects fermentation in a negative manner, especially of fructose, and leads to excess H2S production.

Humans cannot synthesize vitamin B12, and, thus must obtain it from organisms that can.

Lactic Acid Bacteria And The Production Of B12

Lactic acid bacteria are capable of producing B Complex Vitamins Lactobacillus rossiae is an obligately hetero-fermentative lactic acid bacterium, which can be isolated from a broad range of environments including sourdoughs, vegetables, fermented meat and flour, as well as the gastrointestinal tract of both humans and animals. This strain in fact represents one of a small number of bacteria known to encode a complete de novo biosynthetic pathway of vitamin B12 (in addition to other B vitamins such as folate and riboflavin). In addition, it possesses the capacity to utilize an extensive set of carbon sources, a characteristic that may contribute to environmental adaptation, perhaps enabling the strain’s ability to populate different niches.

Probiotics like bifido and many others that utilize lactose as an energy source greatly reduce the production of H2S.

  • Peppermint is effective at sweeping H2S out of the small intestine and works 75% of the time.
  • SIBO Recipe

Autophagy

Autophagy or 13 hour daily fasts can quickly help digest Bacteria, fungi, and actinomycetes that release hydrogen sulfide during the decomposition while not introducing SAM (severe acute malnutrition). IgG as found in bovine colostrum is a toxin binder as well.

Forget about any diet having a curative effect on SIBO that is not detrimental long term. Diet is not the cause of SIBO.

Infants who are not breastfed are at an early stage with SRB (and with methane-forming bacteria) causing a settled condition.

Disorders of the immune system can cause bacterial overgrowth. Chronic pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas can cause bacterial overgrowth through mechanisms linked to this. The use of immunosuppressant medications to treat other conditions can cause this, as evidenced from animal models.

Other causes include inherited immunodeficiency conditions, such as common variable immunodeficiency, IgA deficiency, and hypogammaglobulinemia.

E. coli, shown in this electron micrograph, is commonly isolated in patients with bacterial overgrowth

Certain species of bacteria are more commonly found in aspirates of the jejunum taken from patients with bacterial overgrowth.

The most common isolates are:

  •  Escherichia coli
  •  Streptococcus
  •  Lactobacillus
  •  Bacteroides
  •  Enterococcus species

Soon after birth, the gastrointestinal tract is colonized with bacteria, which, on the basis of models with animals raised in a germ-free environment, have beneficial effects on function of the gastrointestinal tract. There are 500-1000 different species of bacteria that reside in the bowel. However, if the flora of the small bowel is altered, inflammation or altered digestion can occur, leading to symptoms. Many patients with chronic diarrhea have bacterial overgrowth as a cause or a contributor to their symptoms.While the consensus definition of chronic diarrhea varies, in general it is considered to be an alteration in stool consistency or increased frequency, that occurs for over three weeks. Various mechanisms are involved in the development of diarrhea in bacterial overgrowth. First, the excessive bacterial concentrations can cause direct inflammation of the small bowel cells, leading to an inflammatory diarrhea. The malabsorption of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates may cause poorly digestible products to enter into the colon. This can cause diarrhea by the osmotic drive of these molecules, but can also stimulate the secretory mechanisms of colonic cells, leading to a secretory diarrhea.There is an overlap in findings between tropical sprue, post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in the pathophysiology of the three conditions and also SIBO can similarly sometimes be triggered by an acute gastrointestinal infection.

One current hypothesis of the cause of SIBO is an acute bout of food poisoning, which had never been properly treated.

E coli counts are the most widely used predictive indicator of poor sanitation.

New H2S SIBO test coming soon.

SIBO is often misdiagnosed and generally underdiagnosed. Clinical symptoms might be non-specific (dyspepsia, bloating, abdominal discomfort). Nevertheless, SIBO can cause severe malabsorption, serious malnutrition and deficiency syndromes. Prognosis is usually serious, determined mostly by the underlying disease that led to SIBO.

Therapy for SIBO must be complex, addressing all causes, symptoms and complications.

January 5, 2019©

Daily Reflection:

To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.

St. Catherine

In the US alone 75 million people are high risk for NAFLD.

That is also a high risk for immune deficiency, and the majority of those people have liver problems long before they get diagnosed with acute liver failure.

A dysfunctional autophagic mechanism leads to chronic intestinal inflammation in IBD.

The pathogenesis of the liver manifestation of IBD is related to gut inflammation that results in inflamed portal tracts of the enterohepatic circulation of lymphocytes from the gut to the liver.

The vitamin D binding protein (DBP) was initially discovered as a major liver-derived polymorphic protein and called group-specific component or Gc.

Vitamin D Binding Protein is otherwise know as:VDBP Gc-Protein GlycoproteinTransport protein Gc-Globulin (GcMAF is Gc globulin macrophage activating factor.

Serum levels of Gc-globulin are often markedly reduced and the reduction correlates with the severity and the acuity of liver disease, since Gc-globulin concentrations were lowest among patients with ALF (acute liver failure), a condition characterized by massive hepatic necrosis.

• Patients with ALF often develop

  • renal failure
  • arterial hypotension
  • severe infections
  • and occasionally pulmonary dysfunction

The most feared complication in ALF is the development of cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension.

Liver failure is also associated with MOD (multi organ dysfunction).

In general, total Gc-globulin levels are decreased in all patients with hepatotoxicity. Patients with ALF have total Gc-globulin concentrations of approximately 100 mg/L which is less than one third of normal values.

You can get a clinical Gc globulin test to determine your levels of Gc globulin if you feel you are at risk for low levels.

The downstream effects of alcohol

Anti oxidants are best supplied by food, not supplements. Buttermilk is a superior anti oxidant.

 

January 4, 2019©

Daily Reflection:

Hope has two beautiful daughters, anger and courage. Anger at the way things are and courage to see that they don’t remain as they are.

St. Augustine

The drug induced liver damage that I suffered from triple immune suppressant drugs during mainstream medicine MS treatment was severe, my antibiotic use, and gut drug use, many times during my life did not help. I knew this one Christmas as I attempted to drink a small glass of wine at a party which almost sent me to the ER with severe intoxication, severe vomiting, and nearly causing me to lose my eyesight again completely, no one would have ever guessed I hadn’t been drinking hard liquor instead of a mere 4 oz. of wine (not on an empty stomach, it was a Christmas party with plenty of food). It took me weeks to recover, and for years I was alcohol intolerant. That alcohol intolerance had been slowly increasing along with food intolerance. I had mild to severe drug intolerance for most of my life which is but one of the hallmarks of gut and liver damage.

Today my liver function is normal, however that episode was so frightening I still carefully avoid alcohol most of the time even though thankfully I never repeated that incident, and have enjoyed small amounts at celebrations after I was certain my other immune intolerances were healed. Many drugs, and fructose utilize the same synthesis pathway as alcohol, my liver simply could not take all at the same time. It was a near death experience that I wouldn’t wish on anyone, just one of many intoxicant experiences with common substances that I had during my life until I found natural oral immune therapy. I had sepsis, toxic shock (while in another country where they weren’t aware of TSS like in the US, and I had no idea what type of drugs they were proposing for treatment, thankfully the doctor was careful to cross reference after learning my history), and several drug intolerance episodes, sometimes with common OTC’s. Too much fluoride in tea would have me vomiting, so yes I had to love my liver in order to survive, and today I remain careful in taking care of this vital organ and stay far away from drugs, and other intoxicants.

I know what rock bottom means almost from the day I was born, and I had to fight for survival many times.

I also have/had several alcoholics in my family on both sides, along with liver cancer, so I know the end game of liver failure, it is not a pleasant way to die. 20% of people account for 80% of alcohol consumption, I am guessing the same is true for drugs because the principle remains the same, and my experience shows they are by far the sickest, mentally and physically. Alcoholics require spiritual intervention, psychological statistical evidence bears that out as it is shown to be the treatment that is most successful in beating that addiction. Alcoholics are very good at hiding their addictions, avoiding circumstances that reveal their symptoms due to that addiction, and avoiding confrontation on the subject. You will virtually never get the truth out of them in order to save them, and it often seems as though they have a death wish. They are almost intractible until they hit rock bottom. They will use any means necessary to enable their dependent lifestyle. It may seem cruel but often it is either you or them if you are their only lifeline available to maintain their habit. I believe there is enough evidence to suggest it is an organic, easily treatable condition in many cases, stemming from an early malnutrition syndrome that leads to an inability to handle stress.

Drug addicts, including to common pharmaceuticals bear many similar traits. Unfortunately, today the Benzo/opoid epidemic has contributed greatly to these severe outcomes but it is far from the only drug abuse that has.

I think it is safe to conclude that western industrialized nations that rely heavily on the medical industrial complex have far exceeded even notorious alcohol consumption countries in leading the world in liver disease. Again, don’t blame what isn’t the greatest common factor, people in these countries are generally on 5-9 drugs per day, often including alcohol, and they historically long term have the highest non breastfeeding rates, and C section rates. Birth control steroids are a 90% world health problem. Yeah, I never expected to be making any new friends for exposing medical fraud but that is not my problem.

People have a tendency, and women in particular, especially in our modern era to perpetually rely on some pill or other to get them through the day, that is but one reason I felt it necessary to change to a food product based solution rather then rely on pills (even supplements) to help change this pervasive mindset because not only is it more successful, it will help to psychologically break these chains, and get people to realize that lifestyle is a life changing, and lifelong endeavor that can be approached without reliance on drugs. It offers great freedom but not from responsibility, and that in turn offers great strength. 80% never seem to get it, how much better they will feel on next to nothing as opposed to handful of pills, all of which rely on the liver to synthesize and all of which tax the liver, food generally does not do this in moderation.

It is a fools endeavor to list the number of drugs placed in the market, and later found to cause harm, a short list here.

In the US alone 75 million people are high risk for NAFLD.

That is also a high risk for immune deficiency, and the majority of those people have liver problems long before they get diagnosed with acute liver failure.

Liver failure is a serious problem, for all bodily systems, there are not enough healthy livers to go around to even hope for transplants as a solution so if reading this scares you straight, good.

After many years I discovered the majority were not from the sources you are taught to avoid including OTC and supplements, my best advice unless your life is in immediate danger, stay away, and even then buyer beware.

Liver 911

After colostrum living immune system, superior anti oxidant, superior detoxicant, IgG and IgA what can you do to help the liver?

Increasing autophagy.

Boswellia (similar to cbd, oleic acid, all the other good oils) induces autophagy without harming normal cells in the pancreas and other organs and reverses insulin resistance and oxidative stress. Wouldn’t be doing Boswellia high dose or long term.

13 hour minimum daily fasts.

Avoid sucrose and fructose.

Vinegar, 1-2 tsp. in large glass of lukewarm water once per day.

GSE is a liver protectant which also will not harm normal cells when properly diluted. Can be taken long term, up to two years.

  • A double-blind clinical study in patients with Nonalcoholic fatty liver change showed that grape seed extract was more protective and improved liver function when compared to Vitamin C.
  • Grape seed extract (Vitis vinifera) protects and inhibits Methotrexate-induced oxidative stress. When used with MTX (Methotrexate) it significantly decreased MDA (Malondialdehyde).
  • Grape seed extract may be a promising therapeutic option in radiation-induced oxidative stress. It also protects the liver from oxidative damage.
  • Grape seed and skin extract (GSSE) could be used as a safe preventive agent against fat and doxorubicin-induced liver toxicity.

Methotrexate is fatal when used in conjunction with an elemental diet, there are diminishing returns on starvation including protein calorie malnutrition. Elemental diets used to be a popular way to treat SIBO by starving bacteria.

What is an Elemental Diet?

The elemental diet is a liquid diet used predominantly to help people to recover from certain health problems. The diet gets its name from the fact that nutrients are introduced into the body in as close to their elemental form as possible. There are several commercial formulations available as options for people who need to be on the diet.

Why Would an Elemental Diet Be Used?

An elemental diet allows for the absorption of nutrients in the most easily digestible form. Therefore, it is predominantly used by individuals who have severe digestive illness. It is thought that all nutrients are absorbed within the beginning of the small intestine, thus allowing the large intestine to “rest.”

When the Diet Would Be Used

An elemental diet is rarely used. When they are used it is only valid for a very restricted population, typically those who have had surgery involving the digestive tract, or rarely, those with unusual cases of malabsorption and short-gut syndrome.

Cod liver oil (bioactive D, not for long term, only in winter in north).

Olive oil.

Acidophilus, lactic acid bacteria, and bifido.

SIBO recipe (H2S is a major liver intoxicant, H2S SIBO), also not for long term. Peppermint to sweep that dangerous gas out of small intestine.

Expect to spend 4-6 months minimum to begin to reverse liver damage. Some things are so good at detox you also have to remain careful not to force intoxicants suddenly in to the bloodstream or lymphatic system, so use any substance in moderation, and avoid combinations when starting. You don’t need them all, choose one or two, bovine colostrum being safest, and best all purpose for intoxicants, followed by healthy oils.

January 3, 2019©

Daily Reflection:

Good, better, best, never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best.

St. Jerome

Bovine Colostrum Against E Coli to hyperimmunize or not?

Bovine colostrum non hyperimmunized has been shown to be effective in actual patients with e coli sepsis in part due to IgG concentration, naturally occurring antibodies, and macrophage activation.

Mucosa-associated adherent, invasive Escherichia coli (E. coli), which are pro-inflammatory and resistant to killing by mucosal macrophages, may be associated with the pathogenesis of CD (Crohn’s Disease).

A dysfunctional autophagic mechanism leads to chronic intestinal inflammation in IBD.

The pathogenesis of the liver manifestation of IBD is related to gut inflammation that results in inflamed portal tracts of the enterohepatic circulation of lymphocytes from the gut to the liver.

What that means is you don’t have enough macrophage activation via specific probiotics, and enzymatic catalytic conversion in your gut which may only occur during the digestive phase (only Dr. Mark Pimentel highlighted the value of that for SIBO many years ago, follow the smart ones who hyper focus, 80/20 rule, read more below about applying  the 80/20 principle to your life), specifically of lactose to galactose which we know increases phagocytosis in senescent cells, and enables the immune system to ‘see’. Only non denatured whey (acid whey as found in yogurt) has the ability to activate macrophages in the CNS. You may also not have enough transport molecules, sulfate, oleic acid and bioactive D (cod liver oil is among the best, and most effective of transport oils) if your fatty acid metabolism is dysfunctional.

If your liver is damaged you may not be making enough Gc protein to activate. Bovine colostrum contains non denatured Gc Protein, part of what makes it a living immune system. Ironically, cancer shows an increase in creation of Gc Protein in the liver but there is no research to correlate whether there is also an increase in activation of Gc Protein that I know of, a lot of things can block macrophage activation (steroids). Only non denatured whey (acid whey) has the ability to activate macrophages in the CNS.

Autophagy is a self-degradative lysosomal mediated process used by cells to remove misfolded or aggregated proteins, damaged organelles or intracellular pathogens. Autophagy plays an important role in maintaining cellular homeostasis during stress and has been involved in various cellular processes like DNA repair, angiogenesis, metastasis, Reactive oxygen species (ROS), inflammation and cell cycle progression. Dysregulation in any of these process can lead to various types of diseases including cancer. Autophagy is persistently activated in rapidly growing tumors allowing their survival during high metabolic demand and nutrient starvation. However, excessive autophagic flux may also leads to cell death, known as autophagic cell death or type II programmed cell death. Due to its bifunctional roles, modulating autophagy in cancer cells could have better therapeutic benefits.

However, IBD is not just leaky gut

Intestinal barrier loss alone is insufficient to initiate disease (IBD).
Immune deficiency IgA is more highly correlated with IBD than immune deficiency IgG.

E. coli as an all-rounder: the thin line between commensalism and pathogenicity.

Specific gene subsets and traits have been correlated with an increased potential of E. coli strains to cause intestinal or extraintestinal disease. Intestinal pathogenic E. coli strains can be reliably discriminated from non-pathogenic, commensal, or from extraintestinal E. coli pathogens based on genome content and phenotypic traits. An unambiguous distinction of extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli and commensals is, nevertheless, not so easy, as strains with the ability to cause extraintestinal infection are facultative pathogens and belong to the normal flora of many healthy individuals.

The value of bovine colostrum as a biologic in medicine is documented in clinical trials and supported by relatively large databases. The main actions include an antibacterial effect and modulation of the immune response. The ability of bovine colostrum concentrates (BCC are polyvalent bovine colostrum concentrates produced from the colostrums of several 100 cows) to neutralize lipopolysaccharides, i.e. endotoxins arising from Gram-negative bacterial pathogens and to inhibit enterogenic endotoxemia. Clinical trials with Bovine colostrum provide evidence that oral application reduces the influx of LPS from the gut and this appears to be a major mechanism underlying its therapeutic effect in patients at risk for Gram-negative septic shock; data from two well-controlled clinical studies with a total of 100 surgical patients have shown that the inhibition of intestinal LPS absorption measured after the application of Bovine colostrum not only reduced the LPS levels in the peripheral blood but also inflammatory parameters like IL-6 and CRP were found to be diminished. The usual daily dose of the commercially available Bovine colostrum preparation is 10- 20 g daily, but higher doses can be used in the majority of patients because of the low incidence of intolerance problems. In chronic diarrhea involving severe forms of secondary immunodeficiencies, patients receiving colostrum were disease-free for about 4 weeks but the response may be lower in patients with AIDS. Bovine colostrum is effective in infants with hemorrhagic diarrhea caused by infections with enterohemorrhagic E. coli and reduces the likelihood of the disease progressing to a hemolytic uremic syndrome. The safety of newer Bovine colostrum products obtained from BSE-free regions seems now beyond contention. Side effects of clinical relevance are limited to possible intolerance to lactose and sensitivity to milk proteins as these are also present in many commonly used foodstuffs. Important synergistic actions with conventional drug therapies have been observed with Bovine colostrum including a reduction in LPS plasma levels in patients with Gram-negative bacterial infections treated with bactericidal antibiotics. In healthy persons there are only small concentrations of LPS detectable in peripheral blood. In contrast, elevated systemic levels with concentrations are common in patients with severe Gram-negative sepsis and septic shock. Raised LPS levels occur mainly in patients with Gram-negative bacterial infections who have been treated with bacteriocidal antibiotics. The LPS-lowering effects of Bovine colostrum are probably due to the numerous active components present in Bovine colostrum which have their origin in the innate humoral and adaptive immune system of their biologic source, the cow.

Bovine colostrum reduces both the gene expression of TLR’s and pro-inflammatory cytokines in the small intestine. Bovine colostrum whey protects the integrity of the intestinal mucosal barrier by inhibiting the expression levels of inflammatory genes following the invasion by enteric bacterial pathogens. Colostrum proteins inhibit NF-κB-mediated pro-inflammatory cytokine expression and switch off markers of inflammation. Colostrum blocks IL-1β-induced pro-inflammatory gene expression and COX-2 protein expression in human colon cancer cell line HT-29 through an inhibition of NF-κB signaling pathway. Moreover, Bovine colostrum contains considerable high levels of IgG. The central role of Igs in the intestine is to bind the bacteria, in particular the pathogens, with a mechanism called exclusion. In this way, the bacteria can not enter into contact with the intestinal epithelium and it is reduced the continuous antigenic stimulation from the gut-derived bacterial endotoxin such as LPS, favoring the maintenance of a state of tolerance. Moreover, Igs can maintain the intestinal barrier functions reducing the risk of inflammation and bacterial translocation. The inhibitory cytokines IL-10, TGFβ and IL-35 are considered to be Tregs pivotal mechanism of annihilating pro-inflammatory cytokines secretion of other immune cell types.

Bovine colostrum is a rich source of biologically active molecules that are essential for several specific functions of digestive system and, at the same time, that can synergistically intervene in various pathogenetic phases of the IBD. Bovine colostrum has the potential to modulate the immunological response as well as the severity of the intestinal inflammatory reaction modulating TLR’s and cytokine expression, balancing the microbiota. Moreover, BC seems a suitable candidate to be used as a natural supplement that may reduce the side effects of the synthetic drugs that are currently used in the treatment of IBD and other digestive system diseases.

Bovine colostrum a living immune system naturally contains low levels of LPS. Antibodies against endotoxins are contained in the natural spectrum of antibodies from bovine colostrum.

There is really no need to hyperimmunize bovine colostrum or any colostrum, and there is not much evidence that it is more effective, in fact the opposite is true.

Example 32: Preparation of compositions containing colostrum-derived anti-LPS enriched preparations and anti-insulin antibodies

For preparation of the anti-LPS enriched immunoglobulin preparation, colostrum was collected from approximately 200 commercial diary cowherds. The cows in these herds, as well as being vaccinated for routine cattle pathogens, have been vaccinated with a proprietary Anadis vaccine against the outer cell wall antigens of multiple strains of E. coli bacteria, a major organism in human gut microflora. For preparation of the anti-insulin enriched immunoglobulin preparation, three dairy cows are immunized with insulin conjugated to KLH as an antigen. The antigen vaccines are administered during the last eight weeks of gestation. Colostral milk is collected during the first two days of lactation. The obtained colostrum was frozen in individual bags for testing. For processing, colostrum was thawed, pooled and fat was removed. Each batch was pasteurized. Colostrum was concentrated by ultra-filtration to reduce volume before freeze drying. The ultra-filtration step reduced lactose in the final powder to less than 7% (from about 50%).

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It is really no more than I eventually discovered in facing my own severe health challenges, and is practiced by the most successful clinicians, follow the 20% (of beneficial information), leave the 80% of flotsam (non contributive information) behind or if you will the scientific method.

If it works for 80% of the population at least 80% of the time, keep it, if it doesn’t discard it.

That may seem boring to the trendies of the world who constantly seek the new instead of the true but whatever…. it is natural science, and natural law, and I never postulated I was so above either I could actually change that the way some people think they can. I only follow those who respect it with same due reverence that I do. 20% of medicine works for 80% of conditions. 20% of the population accounts for 80% of healthcare costs.

 

January 2, 2019©

Daily Reflection:

Truth is like a lion, set it free and it will defend itself.

St. Augustine

The gut liver axis

The liver has over 500 functions in human metabolism. These responsibilities include, among others, the formation and secretion of bile, the conversion of monosaccharides to glycogen, glycogenolysis, gluconeogenesis, fatty acid breakdown, recovery and deamination of amino acids, the formation of plasma proteins and gc proteins, vitamin synthesis as well as the detoxification, and excretion of toxic metabolites.

NAFLD is one of the most important causes of liver disease worldwide and will probably emerge as the leading cause of end-stage liver disease in the coming decades, with the disease affecting both adults and children. The epidemiology and demographic characteristics of NAFLD vary worldwide, usually parallel to the prevalence of obesity, but a substantial proportion of patients are lean. The large number of patients with NAFLD with potential for progressive liver disease creates challenges for screening, as the diagnosis of NASH necessitates invasive liver biopsy. Furthermore, individuals with NAFLD have a high frequency of metabolic comorbidities and could place a growing strain on health-care systems from their need for management. While awaiting the development effective therapies, this disease warrants the attention of primary care physicians, specialists and health policy makers.

A particularly toxic metabolite is ammonia, which is produced once during the bacterial degradation of proteins in the gut and in the degradation of amino acids in the liver itself. Ammonia is degraded in the healthy liver via the urea cycle to urea or detoxified via glutamic acid.

The Small Intestine And The Liver

Another liver toxin is H2S as found in H2S SIBO which can lead to a mild chronic encephalopathy, and is associated with seizure activity.

Bacteria, fungi, and actinomycetes release hydrogen sulfide during the decomposition of sulfur-containing proteins and by the direct reduction of sulfate (SO4 2-).

In the body, H2S must be detoxified by oxidation. While H2S can be produced in large quantities (up to 12 liters per day) by sulfate-reducing bacteria in the colon, it is normally rapidly metabolized by a specialized detoxification system in the colonic mucosa. The small intestine is much less efficient at detoxifying this gas. If the detoxification system is overwhelmed, H2S would escape the gut to enter the portal vein. In the portal vein, a small amount of H2S is detoxified by oxygen bound to hemoglobin. The majority  then enters the liver.

Gasotransmitters operate independently of immune receptors. Previously researchers have thought of signaling pathways as entailing a ligand binding to a receptor.  However, gases can also trigger signaling cascades in the body. The best known is nitric oxide, or NO, which regulates a host of functions, notably blood pressure. H2S has a high co-morbidity with seizure activity.

In the industrialized countries large proportions of the population are chronically ill with some form of liver failure, including acute and chronic hepatitis, fatty liver and cirrhosis.

Portal encephalopathy occurs due to intoxication with ammonia and other breakdown products of proteins. Other neurological and psychopathological disorders that manifest themselves can be  depression, fatigue, lack of energy or loss of consciousness up to hepatic coma. 30 to 40% of liver cirrhosis sufferers die in hepatic coma.

The amino acids aspartic and glutamic acid can detoxify ammonia by amidation. But this therapy with amino acids is prospective only in the early stages of liver damage. To reduce the formation of ammonia in liver damage some amino acids are broken down to ammonia, and increase the ammonia levels in plasma. 

The influence of amino acids and proteins is always a balancing act between the supply of nitrogen while trying to avoid the potential increase of the ammonia, and the need to provide patients with essential amino acids. Patients are usually dependent on a high-calorie diet, which should include proteins. Cirrhotic patients are therefore particularly fed protein-rich diets as long as possible. However, since the protein tolerance is reduced increasingly in these patients, this in turn leads to an increase in ammonia levels in the plasma.

The liver has long been recognized as the primary organ of detoxification but, there is now growing evidence that the gut also plays a central role in the detoxification process. Given that the small intestine functions predominantly as an absorptive organ its significance in the metabolism of non-nutritive dietary constituents and xenobiotics seems to have been significantly underestimated. This is in spite of the fact that the small intestine is the first site of xenobiotic exposure and that, over the course of a lifetime, is presented with the largest load of antigens and xenobiotics confronting the human body.

“As these organisms (probiotics) are metabolically active and interact continuously with their environment (including other bacteria, the gut epithelium, mucosal immune system, the central nervous system, and the endocrine system), they are able to exert a significant influence on the postnatal development and the host physiology; the metabolic activity of microflora is considered to be equal to that of liver.”

The pathogenesis of the liver manifestation of IBD is related to gut inflammation that results in inflamed portal tracts of the enterohepatic circulation of lymphocytes from the gut to the liver.

Acid whey also contains a full complement of high absorption amino acids that are safely consumed without damaging effects to the liver.

More surprising was the finding that one can achieve with colostrum or with the whey from this colostrum that the blood ammonia level is reduced dramatically in patients with liver cirrhosis.

Surprisingly was that by oral or enteral administration of colostrum the reduction of the toxic protein metabolites such as ammonia is possible and the detoxification function of the liver can be improved by these substances. This allows providing patients with large amounts of protein and essential amino acids, without the harmful effects of  proteins.

Only the intact and native proteins in colostrum can exert effect on the liver’s protection.

The treatment of the patient is preferably carried out several times a day, wherein the colostrum preparations is drunk as a solution having a protein content of 2 g.

 Signs Of Liver Damage

  •  Unexplained Fatigue

The most evident sign that your liver is damaged. It means that there are toxins in your body and the liver is unable to eliminate them.

  • Lactic acid bacteria produce energy by producing gluthathione, the master detox molecule. Cell free lactic acid bacteria are energy producing mitochondrial detox molecules.
  • Loss Of Appetite

When the food isn’t digested properly and there isn’t enough bile, you may experience loss of appetite.Moreover, you may also deal with extreme weight loss.

  • Upset Stomach

Some of the most common symptoms of liver damage are nausea and vomiting. If these symptoms persist over a prolonged period of time and are not caused by migraine, motion sickness, pregnancy, food poisoning or some other known reason, it means that the liver is damaged and it is unable to eliminate toxins.

  • Digestion Issues

The liver a crucial organ in the digestion process because it produces bile.Therefore, when the liver is damaged, it may lead to indigestion, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and fatty food intolerance.Gallstones, liver stones, non alcoholic fatty liver and poor fatty acid synthesis.

*Never greatly increase intake of beneficial oils if fatty acid metabolism is disturbed.

  • Urine Color Changes

When the levels of bilirubin increase, they may cause some changes in the color of your urine.For instance, the urine may appear orange, brown, or amber.The damaged liver cannot eliminate the excess bilirubin levels, so they are eliminated through the kidneys.As a result, changes in the urine color occur.

  • Stool Color Changes

Bile deficiency leads to stool color changes.Thus, if the stool is clay colored, pale yellow or gray for a longer period of time, it is a clear sign of liver damage.

  • Abdominal Changes

Cramps or ache in the lower part of your abdomen or bloating can be signs of a damaged liver.Ascites is one of the early symptoms of liver damage and it involves the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity.Portal hypertension-high blood pressure in the veins and arteries of the abdomen occurs as a result of liver damage.

  • Fluid Retention

Usually, this symptom manifests through bloating of the ankles and feet.It can also be a symptom of a lymphatic disease, heart failure, hormonal imbalance, and kidney problems.

  • Skin Itching

In case of liver deficiency, the skin becomes more sensitive and it flakes and itches.Also, it’s hypersensitive to touch. Moreover, there can be increased vein visibility and bruises.Proper moisturizing may help, however, the problem won’t go away until the condition is treated adequately.

  • Abdominal Ache

This is a normal symptom of the damaged liver.

  • Constipation, Intestinal Bleeding, & Diarrhea

Without the clotting factors which the liver makes, bleeding in the intestines can occur, along with diarrhea and constipation.

Never greatly increase intake of beneficial oils, known to exacerbate intestinal bleeding due to their blood thinning effects.

  • Liver deficiency can manifest through problems in the balance of sex hormones, for example, men can develop breasts.

Likewise, both men and women can experience a loss of libido.

  • Jaundice

When a person has jaundice, the color of the eyes, the fingertips, the tongue, and the skin become yellow. It occurs when the bilirubin levels in the blood increase. Additionally, it may indicate problems with the pancreas or gallbladder. This is not the complete list of liver damage symptoms.

The Liver And Gc Protein

The vitamin D binding protein (DBP) was initially discovered as a major liver-derived polymorphic protein and called group-specific component or Gc.

Vitamin D Binding Protein is otherwise know as:VDBPGc-Protein GlycoproteinTransport protein Gc-Globulin GcMAF

Serum levels of Gc-globulin are often markedly reduced and the reduction correlates with the severity and the acuity of liver disease, since Gc-globulin concentrations were lowest among patients with ALF (acute liver failure), a condition characterized by massive hepatic necrosis.

• Patients with ALF often develop

  • renal failure
  • arterial hypotension
  • severe infections
  • and occasionally pulmonary dysfunction

The most feared complication in ALF is the development of cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension.

Liver failure is also associated with MOD (multi organ dysfunction).

In general, total Gc-globulin levels are decreased in all patients with hepatotoxicity. Patients with ALF have total Gc-globulin concentrations of approximately 100 mg/L which is less than one third of normal values.

Acute liver failure (fulminant hepatic failure) and prognosis

The global prevalence of NAFLD is currently estimated to be 24%.

Photo Nature 2017

It is safe to say that acute liver failure (ALF) is one of the most dramatic conditions in medicine. The failing liver leads by definition to hepatic encephalopathy within a short time after initial symptoms and may also lead to a cascade of organ failures including renal failure, circulatory collapse, and pulmonary dysfunction. Further, severe infections, deep coagulopathy, and the risk of cerebral edema, intracranial hypertension, and cerebral herniation adds to the picture of an extreme disease entity. Not surprisingly, the mortality rate in ALF has historically been very high, with survival being the exception to the rule.

Colostrum Treatment

A 45-year old man who suffered from cirrhosis of the liver with portal hypertension was admitted to hospital because of severe bleeding from esophageal varices. As a result of bleeding associated with the circulation liver failure developed in the patient. The blood ammonia rose and the patient showed symptoms of portal encephalopathy.

The patient received by gavage daily 4 times 15 g of a freeze-dried bovine colostrum. The preparation was obtained from bovine colostrum from the first milking. Within 24 hours of blood ammonia levels fell and remained in the course of five days of treatment in the normal range.

The patient’s condition improved under the colostrum milk protein administration rapidly. The patient already showed no neurological deficits after a day. The blood ammonia remained low during treatment with colostrum preparation.

Side effects did not occur. This was especially surprising considering the clinical experience that this patient had normally reduced protein tolerance with an increase in ammonia level.

As always, not promoting any specific doctor or their supplements with use of these videos but use them as a simple and effective teaching tool.

January 1, 2019©

Daily Reflection:

Start being brave about everything.

St. Catherine of Siena

The Pareto Principle

One of the best formula’s for life in nearly all areas with a law so unbreakable it is divine, the 80/20 rule. Also called the Matthew principle. It is the Pareto Principle.

20% of the people actually do 80% of the work is usually how it begins but it applies to nearly every area of life.

Find the 20% area of your life that never fails you, concentrate only on that, and it will build upon itself. That is, find only 20% of medicine that actually *works, 80% of the time (at least), the 20% of your day that is actually productive, the 20% of money you invest that actually returns value, the 20% of the meeting that actually produces a solution, the 20% of your friends or family who make you happy, etc.

Remove the 20% of whatever that actually causes 80% of your problems, and you will be well on your way.

* Colostrum, even bovine, has a much higher rate of efficacy than 80%, as high as 95%.

The Pareto Principle isn’t foolproof, nor is it the only principle of life that can be demonstrative of an almost guaranteed result but it is very helpful as it produces great focus of effort, and often that can be the only thing necessary to achieve great success, intense laser like focus on an area that is already successful, that 20% is much easier to find than sorting through the 80% which can almost be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

For a New Year’s resolution not likely to fail, spend a day or two in conscious examination of your lifestyle, see if you can find that 20% where you most desperately would like to see improvement. Apply it to any area of your life for a fair amount of time, and be prepared to see results.

Immunodeficiency syndromes

Various immunodeficiency syndromes, such as IgA deficiency, common variable immunodeficiency, AIDS and others, are complicated by miscellaneous infection complications, including SIBO.

SIBO is often misdiagnosed and generally underdiagnosed. Clinical symptoms might be non-specific (dyspepsia, bloating, abdominal discomfort). Nevertheless, SIBO can cause severe malabsorption, serious malnutrition and deficiency syndromes. Prognosis is usually serious, determined mostly by the underlying disease that led to SIBO.

Therapy for SIBO must be complex, addressing all causes, symptoms and complications.

Breastfeeding, food and water security are major protective factors against malnutrition and critical factors in the maturation of healthy gut microbiota, characterized by a transient bifidobacterial bloom before a global rise in anaerobes. Early depletion in gut Bifidobacterium longum, a typical maternal probiotic, known to inhibit pathogens, represents the first step in gut microbiota alteration associated with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Later, the absence of the Healthy Mature Anaerobic Gut Microbiota (HMAGM) leads to deficient energy harvest, vitamin biosynthesis and immune protection, and is associated with diarrhea, malabsorption and systemic invasion by microbial pathogens. A therapeutic diet and infection treatment may be unable to restore bifidobacteria and HMAGM. Non-toxic missing microbes and nutrients necessary to restore bifidobacteria and HMAGM, including prebiotics and antioxidants, are warranted.

WHO 2017

The dawn of living medicine

No synthetic will replace: bovine colostrum derived Gcmaf

*Colostrum and later lactation mammal milk are the only prebiotics capable of building the gut/brain/immune system.

“Colostrum is the most powerful healing substance in the world. If it were not for colostrum the human race wouldn’t even exist,” states Dr. Robert Heinerman, Ph.D.

2018

Breast milk is difficult to duplicate, and the optimum composition of infant formula remains unknown. A more realistic goal is to benchmark the growth and development of formula-fed infants against that of breastfed infants.

(Nutrition Review June 2018)

Bovine milk contains many oligosaccharides that are identical to those found in human milk. Oligosaccharides recovered from whey could serve as ingredients for infant formula, as their composition is similar to that of HMOs and such an ensemble cannot currently be produced synthetically.

Annu Rev Food Sci Technol. 2018

December 31, 2018©

While it seems improbable that bovine colostrum would be taken off the supplement market due to the need of its use for animal health I would not be surprised to find a royalty market developing, similar to probiotics or shortages developing due to this increased costly burden placed on bovine colostrum producers. We all know what happens when big money seeks to own all corners of a market. It rarely ends up being a good thing for the average person but a fabulous thing for conglomerates.

Both Gcmaf, and Bravo Yogurt™, and other maf products strictly adhered to patent law, and with great effort met all regulatory compliance burdens placed upon those particular products in every country.

All it takes is for the product to be released, meet current guidelines, and never be challenged in court, a bona fide loophole, home free.

That especially true in the alternative supplement market with a very low bar that a product has to live up to, for that reason many supplements are released under those loose conditions but have some very real effects. Food based supplements included. It is one very good reason why you should know all you can about everything that goes in to your system, nobody can do that for you including a regulatory agency, especially today.

I write daily posts because repetition helps people learn, they need to understand how much could be saved by eliminating costly repetition in treating gut immune disorders that are merely the root of all other conditions, and public knowledge is the only thing that will ensure whole natural oral immune therapy gets to the majority, especially to those who need it most, non breastfed, C section, premature infants, and children because eventually patients will demand it if they didn’t or couldn’t ensure that process themselves or if at a later date by some destructive mechanism their immune system was destroyed beyond natural repair.

*All published materials are from open source or published abstracts, and fact checked x3 from various sources. Sources are included in published magazines.

That is not a natural occurrence in the optimally breasted, and properly weaned human mammal, which offers immune protection from birth until at least age 62.

Treading on very dangerous ground

There is only one major drawback to opening this door, and while I applaud the efforts to make natural oral immune therapy widely available in clinical practice (Immuron®), I would urge understanding the threat within to our long held laws which offered protection against the ownership of natural substances, and living things, we are treading on very dangerous ground because the next product could very well be your cells being owned by someone else, there is virtually nothing to stop that today.

Would you like your colostrum, your gut bacteria, your living cells, your DNA, your amino acid profile, to be owned by anyone?

I think not.

Some producers are bio ethical, most are not

In addition, something very serious to consider with today’s rogue bio tech companies thinking all is fair game as they release more, and more genetic manipulators, and mutant genetic products in unnatural configurations in to the marketplace with little to no oversight. Some producers are bio ethical, most are not.

See December Alternavita Daily to learn more about mutant amino acids like Aspartame, mutant amino acid peptides, and genetically modified e coli (the gut immune system naturally can not ‘see’ e coli), they chose e coli to genetically modify further, to create ‘new rungs on the ladder of life’, think about that as in mutant, and consider whether that should even be permitted with the flimsiest, most laughable guarantee of safety whatsoever provided by this bio tech company head. These types of amino acid polypeptide products mostly had their genesis in the 1950’s, they are amino acids arranged specifically to bind to cells but not found in nature in any known configurations, Aspartame is among the most famous. Today, many researchers are questioning the safety of these products, which formerly had the luxury of being termed natural. BPC 157 is a patented mutant amino acid peptide formulation, popular with bodybuilders.

I’m not really willing to undertake another rabbit hole, the last two century’s of scientism were enough for me. My best advice, a philosophical litmus test of your local scientist who has no interest in anything other than discovering the wonders of natural science to help mankind but has no desire to manipulate it into some Franken creature, and unleash it for the rest of society to suffer the consequence of his disordered philosophy, that would be the quickest route in determining who is trustworthy, and who is not. If you don’t feel up to that task, my best advice, stay away, and buyer beware.

No one is protecting you or can protect you from the things bio tech companies are capable of and engaging in today as this is genetic manipulation, and other types of recombination of natural substances which often aren’t questioned until long after the damage is done. You must learn!

Happy New Year!