High Ammonia/Alkalosis Levels in chronic illness.

Ammonia is very toxic to the body and can be formed when there are too many toxins, endotoxins can cause it, vitamin deficiencies, infections, farm chemicals in our food, vitamin deficiencies can cause it and oxidative stress can cause high ammonia levels. When we have high ammonia levels it alkalize our digestive system and our bladder. They are normally acidic. Most pathogens thrive in an alkaline environment. Candida goes from commensal to pathogenic in an alkaline environment and then it will start to alkalize even more. This kills our good bacteria that regulates our gut and bladder PH. I rarely ever fart now I have reach gut homeostasis.

If not addressed it can cause brain swelling.

http://www.neuroradiologycases.com/2012/02/hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-mri.html

Toxins can cause Lysinuric protein intolerance which causes high ammonia levels when protein is consumed. I did a post on proteinuria it should help with this. If not addressed this can lead to copd or NAFLD.

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lysinuric-protein-intolerance

One of the differences between acidosis and alkalosis is that nerves become hyper sensitive in alkalosis and we become excitable. In acidosis nerves are depressed and we become drowsy. Alkalosis is usually caused by fungal infections acidosis by infections that produce endotoxins like Lyme or a viral infection.

http://drbenkim.com/ph-body-blood-foods-acid-alkaline.htm

Symptoms include brain fog, depression, delusions, neurological problems, swelling in the throat, gut dysbiosis, interstitial cystitis or frequent bladder infections, gall stones the list goes on and on.

http://mbio.asm.org/content/2/3/e00055-11.full

https://www.thecandidadiet.com/ph-levels-candida/

https://www.candidaplan.com/10-candida-myths-2/

One of the differences between acidosis and alkalosis is that nerves become hyper sensitive in alkalosis and we become excitable. In acidosis nerves are depressed and we become drowsy.

http://drbenkim.com/ph-body-blood-foods-acid-alkaline.htm

High ammonia levels will cause high glutamate levels which will cause anxiety and many other mental issues.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucbcdab/urea/amtox.htm

http://onibasu.com/wiki/Elevated_ammonia.html

https://aasldpubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hep.21357

In acidosis a person will have high plasma potassium levels and in alkalosis they will have low potassium levels.

https://acutecaretesting.org/en/journal-scans/on-the-relationship-between-potassium-and-acid-base-balance

Glyphosate which is found in most of our food causes a mineral imbalance which can cause high ammonia levels.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2017.01083/full

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00146/full

It can also lead to neuropathy.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/internalmedicine/56/11/56_56.8064/_article

http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint-articles/glyphosate-pathways-to-modern-diseases-iii-manganese-neurological-diseases-and-associated-pathologies/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5312745/

Infections especially Lyme can cause high ammonia levels. Ammonia alkalizes and we are supposed to be acidic.

http://planetthrive.com/2010/12/the-alkaline-brain/

Our bladders are supposed to be acidic. Infection can make them alkaline which kills our good bacteria.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jjaam/23/9/23_398/_article

CBS issues can cause high ammonia levels.

https://drjockers.com/cbs-mutation-low-sulfur-diet/

High ammonia levels causes brain swelling.

http://www.neuroradiologycases.com/2012/02/hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-mri.html

Pathogens thrive in an alkaline environment and will cause ammonia to be produced to protect themselves that is why it is important to get ammonia levels down.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4677674/

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jjaam/23/9/23_398/_article

http://mbio.asm.org/content/2/3/e00055-11

Protein intolerance can cause this. I addressed that in my post on porphyria. Protein intolerance is one symptom of porphyria. It is referred to as phenylketonuria when you eat protein or foods high in phenylalanine you will get sicker.

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lysinuric-protein-intolerance

https://www.mgmjournal.com/article/S1096-7192(05)00238-6/fulltext

Supporting the BH4 pathway to correct phenylketonuria is very important. It is one of the causes of autism.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2326409816685734

https://autismmasterycourse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Neurochemical-Imbalances-and-Autism-Tetrahydrobiopterin-Metabolism-and-Quinolinic-Acid-Toxicity.pdf-8-15-16.pdf

If you have a blocked or upregualted CBS pathway , or an upregulated BH4 pathway and don’t address it this could make you ill. Most with those issues would benefit from taking P5P, selenium, and magnesium citrate. Also three times a week molybdenum and manganese. Do not use magnesium citrate more then twice a week. The body recycles it and it can build up in the body and start causing liver and kidney damage and destroy red blood cells. Citrate also reduces oxalates. 

https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-1247002

http://www.detoxpuzzle.com/bh4.php

If not addressed you can have seizures,depression, difficulty swallowing and many other problems.

https://www.medicinenet.com/tetrahydrobiopterin_deficiency/article.htm#what_are_the_symptoms_of_tetrahydrobiopterin_deficiency

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/tetrahydrobiopterin-bh4-role-body-buy/

http://www.beyondmthfr.com/mthfr-depression-folate-bh4-connection/

It is very important to address the things that cause nitrosative and oxidative stress. Things like inflamation, nutrient deficiencies, infection, metabolic issues. They both can cause high levels of ammonia.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0197018612003506?via%3Dihub

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003986113000982?via%3Dihub

The liver and kidneys are important for detoxing ammonia. These herbs really help. Remember homeostasis is he goal. Do things in moderation.

https://www.cancertutor.com/faq_liver_damage/

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/liver-health-foods-supplements-good-bad-liver/

https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/liver-kidney/boosting-kidney-function/

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/10-best-herbs-kidney-cleansing/

We need glucose found in fruits and vegetables and even honey, maple syrup and organic unsulfured blackstrap molasses to keep ammonia levels down.

https://www.physiology.org/doi/10.1152/ajpgi.00437.2002

http://jmm.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/00222615-13-2-177

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/27/11121

Issues with our CBS pathway could also cause high ammonia levels. Anything that causes high sulfite levels can cause high ammonia levels. Gene mutations only present when there are many things wrong, once I got my ammonia levels and sulfite levels down I could start consuming high sulfur foods again. I still take the nutrients once in a while to support those pathways so it does not become a problem again. Glyphosate also effects the pathways negatively so we should try our best to eat organic. Also if we have gut dysbiosis then we need to address that because that raises our sulfite and hydroxy radical levels which also causes high ammonia levels.

https://www.drlam.com/blog/a-cbs-mutation-could-be-causing-your-health-problems/34861/

https://drjockers.com/cbs-mutation-low-sulfur-diet/

https://metabolichealing.com/metabolic-gateways-cbs-gene-mutations-glutathione/

https://hubpages.com/health/How-to-lower-ammonia-for-those-dealing-with-A1298-NOS-SUOX-and-CBS-mutations

If we have an infections the endotoxins effect these pathways which will raise ammonia levels so we need to detox endotoxins which I covered in my post on how to recover from endotoxemia.

http://www.tiredoflyme.com/ammonia-a-lyme-disease-exotoxin.html

Gut dysbiosis causes high ammonia levels, from the high sulfite levels. This effects the brain.

http://drstephaniedavis.com/gut-dysbiosis-making-sick/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4259177/

This adds to the problem because high sulfite levels keeps the good gut bacteria from reestablishing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5646858/

http://altmedrev.com/archive/publications/9/2/180.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3508456/

https://www.badgut.org/information-centre/a-z-digestive-topics/the-role-of-sulphur-in-uc/

Bismuth which is what Pepto Bismo is , reduces sulfide levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9558280

https://www.thesibodoctor.com/2017/12/20/sibo-and-hydrogen-sulfide/?v=7516fd43adaa

Not getting enough cholesterol, high sulfite level, and oxidative stress can inhibit bile production. This make H Pylori go from commensal to a pathogenic form. Bile helps detox ammonia from the body. If it feels like a brick is in your stomach after you eat and you get gassy then you have low bile production which will lead to low stomach acid production. Your food is fermenting instead of being digested which will also cause high sulfite levels and high ammonia levels.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1010678210019

https://metabolichealing.com/l-glycine-brain-gut-tissues/

Low bile will inhibit our ability to break down fats which are needed by the body.

http://askanaturopath.com/faqs/low-bile-salts/p/712

https://www.liverdoctor.com/gallbladder-and-digestive-problems/

Things that increase bile.

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/foods-increase-bile-flow-8649.html

https://metabolichealing.com/unclogging-the-liver-advice-ideas-for-one-of-the-most-vital-and-massive-organs/

https://drjockers.com/25-ways-improve-gallbladder-health/

Taurine helps increase bile productions.

http://www.jlr.org/content/28/9/1021.long

Butyrate produced by our gut bacteria protect the gut and the gut bacteria. When we are low in butyrate our gut becomes inflamed. I ate butter or ghee which is high in butyrate. Our butyrate producing bacteria even regulate our metabolism.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405654517301397

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5517538/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3099420/

Zinc helps reduce ammonia levels.

https://aasldpubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hep.1840160326

Calcium D-Glucurate helps reduce excess ammonia.

https://blog.bulletproof.com/calcium-d-glucarate/

Bicarbonate rich mineral water will reduce ammonia.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/824395/

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Reducing Cholesterol, LDL is a symptom not a cause.

Cholesterol Dysregulation/High LDL

This is not medical advice I am sharing what I have learned from me fellow suffers. I am posting this to give others some ideas of things they could research. If you are ill you should see a doctor. Make sure if you are using alternative methods of healing you inform your doctor. I believe before getting treated for any pathogen you should always do a detox protocol first because most damage from being ill is from the endotoxins and exotoxins produced by the pathogens especially when they are dying off. If you have high Low Density Lipid cholesterol levels (LDL) then you most likely have an auto immune disease brought on by Vaccine Injury, Lyme Disease, toxins in the environment, many pathogens can cause Cholesterol Dysregulation, GMOs are known to destroy our guts which causes autoimmune disease and cholesterol dysregulation. Also bad eating habits, to much sugar causes inflammation which can cause oxidative stress which will raise oxLDL levels. Processed foods are high in oxLDL. Cooking increases oxLDL levels in food. Eat raw when possible. Eating processed foods. LDL is oxidized Cholesterol. If you have a lot of oxidative stress , like working too much, stress in our environment, toxins. Many things can cause oxidative stress. This causes the cholesterol to be oxidized much quicker. Gut problems can also cause high LDL levels. If we are having problems with our digestive system then our bile production will decline.

Endothelial Cells help in bile production, if they are not healthy then our production of bile declines decreasing our ability to remove LDL from our bodies. There is also a layer called Tight Junction Protein layer if it is damaged particles can get into our blood stream causing a histamine response which can cause inflammation throughout the body which can result in many problems, autoimmune disease, interstitial cystitis the list goes on and on the inflammation can interfere with many metabolic functions which could cause a rise in LDL levels. It isn’t much how much cholesterol we take in but the type and our environment that affects our LDL levels. Liver and Bladder problems brought on by all the above can cause Cholesterol Dysregulation.

If the Nrf2 pathways become blocked it will cause high LDL levels. Especially if the Pentose Phosphate Pathway becomes hindered or blocked. Another thing that can cause Cholesterol Dysregulation and this one surprised me but is also affected by autoimmune disease so it shouldn’t have is the Lymph Nodes. If they are plugged or infected they cannot help keep the blood cleaned out.
Get plenty of good cholesterol from sources such as coconut oil or avocados. Cholesterol is an antioxidant. If oxLDL is high it is a sign of excess oxidative stress or inflammation and the body is trying to protect itself. High oxLDL is a symptom not the cause. Lowering cholesterol will effect the brain and muscles negatively because they cannot function without it and the brain can suffer permanent damage if it does not get enough cholesterol. When I get a chance I will add the supporting links for these statements. .

Now That We Know The Problem Let’s Try To Solve it. The first thing I would do is work on reducing inflammation and lowering histamines. If you do have gut problems that would be the place to start. Next I would work on the methylation pathways. I covered some of that in my note on detoxing. I covered the CBS pathway also in that note. If it is blocked you will have trouble getting the Nrf2 ( nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2) pathways opened up because anything that raises gluthione production with cause you to feel ill. Another problem is antioxidants will actually cause you cancer if you take them too often or if the Nrf2 pathways are blocked. Don’t over do it with antioxidants and make sure you work on getting your Nrf2 pathways opened. Now some things that help open the Nrf2 pathway can also stimulate it so you do not want to over do it. When you start feeling better back of a bit. It is a good idea to space your supplements out anyways. Some things that will open the Nrf2 pathways are Oleanic Acid found in Savory and Olive Oil. Taxifolin (dihydroquerciten) also helps open them, it is a super antioxidant and one of the few that doesn’t need the Nrf2 to function. It is like Querciten on steroid. Chaga Mushrooms have Super Oxide Dismutase which helps the body in many areas. It is the only source I know of that the SOD is readily absorbed by the body, all the other sources have a low absorption rate. Do not take too much, raising SOD too high can raise reactive oxygen species which would have the opposite effect.

Cruciferous vegetables are high in sulforapanes which help open and stimulate the Nrf2. Make sure you do not have sulfation issue which can be caused by vaccine inujury , toxins like mercury and glyphosate. This will raise your sulfite levels which will cause high ammonia levels and high reactive oxygen species which causes damage from the oxy radicals being produced.

If NADP (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate gets too high then the Pentose Phosphate Pathway could be inhibited. Low doses of Niacin along with Zinc, Vitamin C(too much vitamin C can destroy red blood cells, also man made vitamin C cause oxalates), NAD+, Vitamin D3, Curcumin, Querciten, Resveratol, Another thing that happens is if your methylation pathways aren’t working right or you have and infection your ammonia and hydrogen peroxide levels can go up and it will cause Cholesterol to oxidize. You would think that taking an antioxidant would be the solution but as stated earlier make sure you detox and get your methylation pathways corrected or that can do more harm then good. Now if you worked on your gut and methylation pathways. Then I believe we should work on the liver next. From my research I am lead to believe that oils high in monosatuarated fats produce less LDL when they are subject to heat. Some oil that are supposed to be good for cooking with high heat are. Hazel Nut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Peanut Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, and Rice Bran Oil. Sun Flower is supposed to be one of the best but it scares me because Sunflower is used to pull toxins out of the soil. Canola is supposed to be good but most canola is GMO now. We need to be careful getting too many Omega-6, studies have shown if levels get too high we can develop mental issues even become violent, they can cause endothelial dysfunction which can cause high LDL levels, and cause inflammation.

So now if you worked on the above mentioned problems we are ready to move on to other issues we may have. Avoid Trans-Fats, unsaturated and saturated fats are bad fats and cause oxLDLs to go up. Reduce intake of Corn, Wheat, and processed sugar. They cause inflammation which for various reasons can cause oxLDL levels to go up. Termina Chebula – has many nutrients that help with methylation. Has many antioxidants, has also been shown to fight gum disease. Tyrosine – if you are not methylating properly your body cannot produce it. It is used by your body to build neuro transmitters and various proteins. Good sources are nuts, avocados, bananas, dairy products, beans and seeds. Ginkgo Biloba – improves the bodies use of oxygen but use in moderation, if used too long or in high doses it can damage the liver. Ginkgo Biloba with Raynaulds sysndrome and depression. P5P methylcolbamin molybdenum and manganese 3 times a week.  Those should help get the body methylating. When the methylation pathways open the body will start detoxing so you should continue the detox protocols the whole time. This could cause the bladder to become irritated again until the toxin levels are down. Those with certain methylation issues need to research before taking those.

The liver Of course drink good clean Chlorine free water. Chlorine is very toxic to the body and very difficult to remove from the body. Do not use flouride it is pretty much the same thing., If you are having problems with ammonia levels still I would suggest taking bromelain and betaine. Also Bacopa is supposed to helps. Papain is supposed to reduce symptoms of fatty liver. Omega-3 oils also help reduce fatty liver symptoms, I alternate the types of Omega 3s I use because each has it’s own benefits. Inositol Hexaphospate (IP6) is supposed to help clean the renal system out. Rosmarinic Acid, Ginger, Ashwangha, and Boswellia are all supposed to help with lipid peroxidation using these for too long or too much can have side effects. If the Nrf2 pathway is working antioxidants like Pycgenol, Lycopene, Allicin etc help lower lipid peroxidation.

CoQ10 is involved in the processes for producing energy for the cells. I use Ubiuinol it is the unoxidized form of CoQ10. Some things that can improve bile flow are Artichoke , Danshen, Prenylated Chalcone, Yarrow Root, Fennel Seed, Dandelion, Trolox, and Carom Seed have been shown to stimulate bile flow. Hesperetin has been shown to be powerful against lipid peroxidation. Aegle Marmelos is know to inhibit lipid peroxidation. Pinelba has been shown to protect the gut and inhibit lipid peroxidation. Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium, Iron, all help to produce bile, they need glycine and taurine to be bile.

Astanxanthin is another potent antioxidant. It reduces peroxide levels, and can cross the blood brain barrier to reduce swelling and provide the brain with energy. Catalase and Chloine also help to reduce lipid peroxidation. If you are low in choline you may get indigestion after consuming any fats. Golden Rod, Japanese Honeysuckle (most other honeysuckles are toxic) have been known to help clean the renal system out.

Lymph Nodes There are many things that can cause the lymph nodes to become plug. Not enough exercise , bad eating habits, environmental toxins, stress, not enough sleep, pathogens. Mold infections are another culprit. Vaccine and GMO damage the list could go on and on. If you read my not on detoxing then you should be half way to getting the Lymph Nodes cleaned out. There are special exercises and massage techniques that can be used to help clear the lymph nodes out. Also brushing the skin to ex-foliate also helps to clean the lymph glans out. Herbs That May help and Supplements for the Renal System.

Vitamin A -allows for proper gene activation within the lymph glands which helps the body develop proper immunity. Sources are orange colored fruits and vegetables, Kale and fish

L-Carnitine – required to transport fatty acids to mitochondria, protects and heals nerves. Protects and heals nerves. Found in meat and milk products, also found in asparagus. Also helps remove toxic compounds generated in cells.

Threonine – Helps prevent fatty liver, helps maintain proper protein balance in the body. Helps break down fats. Most vegetarians are low in this.

Pectin – shown to break biofilms, lowers bad cholesterol levels. Avena (Oat Straw) Helps balance our electrolytes. Has many nutrients needed for healing and proper functioning of the lymphatic system, helps improve cardiovascular health. Also has relaxant qualities. Most say it doesn’t affect them but it knocks me out.

Joe Pye – has been shown to fight renal infection. Should not be taken for extended periods of time because it is a sodium channel blocker.

Buchu – (Agathosma Betulina) fights urinary tract infections reduces hangover symptoms.

Silver Weed (Potentilla Anserina) The leaves have antiviral properties, and contains more flavonoids then green tea.

Aerva Lanata – has diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, hepa-protective and anti-asthmotic properties.

Eupatorium Perfoliatum – also known as Boneset (should not be taken for too long has alkaloids that can build up in the body) and Feverfew has been shown to be affective against the common cold and the flu. Aslo affective at treating cytokine dysregulation. Has been shown to be very affective against the plasmodian parasite.

mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) has antibacterial and expectorant properties. Has also been shown to fight mycobacteria. Is a natural anti-inflammatory. Helps ease menstrual and stomach cramps. Has been shown to help with interstitial cystitis.

Ajuga Decumbens improves liver and kidney function, helps correct hypoglycemia.

Hovenia Dulcis – protects the renal system, reduces oxidative stress. Helps to protect the brain. RDA 1400 to 2500 mg. Cysteamine – helps remove blockages in the renal system.

Acanthus Ilicifolius – increases production of osteoblast which are necessary for bone growth and health. Has been shown to help gastric ulcers heal. Has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties. Chlorophyll – helps restore blood health, lowers our risk of cancer, helps to remove heavy metals from the body and other toxins. Has been shown to fight Candida and protect the good bacteria in the gut. Sources are green produce, spirullina. Many including me had reactions to spirulina so I use liquid chlorophyll (to not use more then 3 times a week it can raise copper levels).

Horse Gram (Dilichos Biflorus) Help dissolve kidney stones, also kills many pathogens. The seeds are used to make tincture.

Varuma – Bark, root and leaves are used. Good at breaking up kidney stones, also hinders their formation. Has anti-inflammatory affects. The root is a laxative. Varuma also helps with flatulence and gas pains. !!May cause blistering if used on the skin!!

Oregano Oil – contains Carvacrol which protects the liver, has been shown to inhibit cancer growth. Works as a good nontoxic disinfectant. Has been shown to be as affective as chlorine. It kills Candida and helps protect the cardiovascular system from LDL and reduces inflammation.

Moringa Oleifera – has antibacterial properties. Has been shown to stabilize blood pressure. Helps reverse some liver damage. Contains Quercetin. The seeds have been shown to improve asthma symptoms.

Ajuga Decumbens improves liver and kidney function, helps correct hypoglycemia.
Cleavers helps clean the lymphatic system out.
Lemmongrass – Lowers oxLDL, helps get toxins out of the body and lowers uric acid levels. Has been shown to be affective against cancer. The essential oil has antimicrobial properties and has been shown to be affective against H-Pylori. Has also been shown to aid colitis. Calms muscles and nerves Helps relive pain including headaches. Has been shown to reduce the occurrence of convulsions and helps repair the immune system.!!Be careful some have had an allergic reaction to this.!!

Butyrate producing gut bacteria help reduce oxidize lipid levels.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0117851

Copper deficiency can cause oxLDL

https://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2010/04/copper-and-cardiovascular-disease.html

High Homocysteine can cause high LDL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014579309001860

Olive oil improves lipid metabolism.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12358487

Lipid peroxidation and HDL

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2656652/

Pantethine reduce oxLDL.

http://www.ppt-health.com/artery-plaque/pantethine-and-arterial-plaque-removal/

https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/heart-health/5-powerful-pantethine-benefits/

FXR is involved in cholesterol metabolism and it’s function becomes diminished with age.

https://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278(13)00867-2/fulltext

High TMAO levels cause heart disease. I posted on how to reduce TMAO in my gut bacteria post.

Vitamin B6 deficiency can lead to heart disease.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899900706003224

https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/81/3/725/4649116

https://paulaowens.com/vitamin-b6-deficiency/

Causes of B12 issues.

https://www.b12-vitamin.com/blood-levels/

Calcium-D-glucuronidase reduces risk of cancer.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09537104.2010.512210?journalCode=iplt20

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/871832/

Alpha R-lipoic Acid helps with oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5976966/

Liver disease and Pemt issues can cause oxLDL. I posted on fatty liver disease.

Hormones and cholesterol.

Cholesterols function in bile secretion. Issues with the liver X receptor can cause issues with cholesterol metabolism.

http://www.jbc.org/content/278/18/15565.long

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29523554

Olive Oil help resolve liver X receptor issues. But inhibits glucuronidation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5521785/

Butyrate found in butter and ghee also help.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6111843/

High estrogen inhibits sulfation. Increasing UDP-glucuronosyltransferases will reduce estrogen levels.

http://www.jbc.org/content/275/46/36164.full.pdf

http://dmd.aspetjournals.org/content/30/5/564

DHA, oleic acid, and linoleic acid inhibit those enzymes.

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep02903

Arugula another super food.

 

 

arugulaEruca Sativa

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. This is for informational and educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, know a plant before you use it.

I found out about this plant by accident. I strange weed started growing in my garden. I posted it in a plant ID group on Facebook and they identified it as Arugula. I tasted it and it had a pleasant taste. Not only that I have Lyme and was having a bad day, after eating it I felt better so decided to find out more about it. I eat it in salads and on pizza but I have heard that it taste good added to dishes you would add oregano to like spaghetti.

https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/arugula.html

https://draxe.com/arugula-salad/

It would help those who have myocarditis or thrombosis it prevents blood clotting. It is probably why it made me feel better because I have Lyme carditis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277002/

It helps with neurological issues and would help with autoimmunity because it restores function of IL-10 which Lyme and HIV inhibit.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5928599/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25837274

Arugula helps prevent cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4442471/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367326X11000657?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4065051/

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26745094&key=2015.16.18.8411

High in antioxidants so it improves skin barrier function.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.5138

It contains Isorhamnetin which is also found in onions and other spices. It is renoprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4840710/

Phytochemicals

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf052756t

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17590871

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27816826

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22369966

It chelates the bad iron from the body and reduces reactive oxygen species.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5701420/

It inhibits urease which would help with gastric ulcers. It would also help lower ammonia levels in the body.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2156587214527452?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2675085/

Reduces Quinone which would help with sepsis, detox issues, a leaky blood brain barrier and hormone issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27523193

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4312139/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5241708/

Would help protect from vaccine injury and other toxins. Protects the thyroid.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17207565

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3153205/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-017-8671-8

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26320454&key=2015.16.14.5801

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28913779

It is high in Erucin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27087163

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/12829

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13880209.2017.1280687

Reduces inflammation because it is high in isothiocyanites.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22453842

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5037733/

Smilax

Smilax

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for informational and educational purposes only. If in doubt don’t get to know a plant and it’s safety before using it.

There are many plants in the Smilax family in my area which is the eastern part of the United States. The ones I am familiar with are S. Ecirrhata, and S. Tamnoides. S. Tamnoides has briars on them that really hurt when jagged by them. We also have S. Glauca, S. Herbaceous, S. Rotundifolia, S. Pulverulenta, and S. Pseudochina in my area. I have eaten the leaves and like the taste. Many say the young shoots taste like asparagus. I have never eaten the roots but they are edible.

http://floridahillbilly.com/smilax-a-backyard-wild-edible/

http://www.eattheweeds.com/smilax-a-brier-and-thats-no-bull/

Most of them have the same phytochemicals that I am familiar with so they will be the ones I list studies on.

Has anti allergy properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26387391

fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4351248/

http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/8/5/464.long

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/12/19890

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26607178

http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/8/5/464.long

Reduces inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25817687

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363603/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5585559/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4244943/

Helps with pelvic inflammatory disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23353177

Protects against myocardial hypertrophy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25926285

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23954280

Cardioprotective

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24953033

Has antimicrobial properties.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/18/5/5265

May have hepaprotective effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23681353

Contain Astilbin which is renal protective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644810

Contains steroidal saponins. Which has antifungal, and anti inflammatory.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5507813/

Protects from lead poisoning.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20580805

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4244943/

Contains taxifolin which has many health benefits. It is also known as dihydroquerciten. Too many benefits to list here.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12016952

Fights herpes and other viruses

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf030837o

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X08005692?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16375860

Helps with gout

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24140588

Sumac, no it is not poisonous.

Rhus Typhina

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If you are not certain don’t, do not use a plant if you do not know it. Make certain of thing you plan on eating or using.

No it is not poisonous. It is very tasty it taste like lemon aid but does not have the bitter after taste. It has many health benefits. The poison sumac is not in the same family. There are many in the Rhus family which is the sumac family. The one I will be talking about is Rhus Typhina which is known as Staghorn Sumac. There are a few other species in my area but Staghorn Sumac has the lowest oxalate levels. The sumac berry of all species is very high in nutrients. It grows very quickly and spreads through the roots or seeds so be careful where you plant it. Since the nutrient content of most of the rhus are the same I will list studies for a variety from the rhus family and it would most likely apply to R. Typhina.

http://www.valuefood.info/61/health-benefits-of-sumac/

Many cultures have used Sumac berries in their cooking and there are many recipes on the internet on using them in your cooking.

https://www.easylebaneserecipes.com/sumac-health-benefits-in-your-food/

Phytochemicals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23850248

Helps prevent Parkinson’s Disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28419945

Helps break up biofilms.

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/mmr/16/1/949

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4758048/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4532997/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5599689/

High in gallic acid which protects our DNA.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19022266

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5731335/

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4232791/

Lowers oxLDL levels

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4269531/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29425477

Stimulates PON1 which helps with detoxing and diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4274568/

Neuroprotective

http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/6/2/48

Scavenges reactive oxygen species. Reduces oxidative stress. Which would relax the blood vessels and lower blood pressure.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0029-1185797

Self Heal

self heal

Prunella Vulgaris is the one I am familiar with Prunella Grandiflora has bigger flowers and I have never seen it. They are known as heallall, or self heal.

This is not medical advice this is form information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t, if you are not certain of the identification of a plant do not use it. Has many health benefits and has been shown to stimulate healing throughout the body including areas that are difficult to heal like cartilage and ligaments. Has been shown to fight cancer and infection.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/self-heal.aspx

Fights cancer through multiple pathways.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25331476

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5865815/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27586473

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/or/34/5/2445

Protects against UVB damage and aging.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29378470

Prevents renal fibrosis so would help with fatty liver.

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X1750029X?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Protects cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28001065

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26376910

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27768926

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25278372

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471066/

Helps with autoimmunity,excess inflammation and allergies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27566209

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26996013

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/FO/C4FO01039F#!divAbstract

Helps fight Ebola.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26778707

Helps with leaky gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4635162/

Helps with fatty liver.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0035-1558112

Is high in ursolic acid which has many health benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25088993

https://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/ursolic-acid

Phytochemistry

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25078822

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4206729/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21498022

Anti inflammatory

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3856017/

Prevents heart disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3789443/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4133916/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4782109/

Great for detoxing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23477155

Helps with ADD

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23348874

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3269750/pdf/ijms-13-01258.pdf

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/31/3/31_3_531/_article

Inhibits HMGB1 which helps with sepsis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21971692

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363608/

Inhibits HIV infection

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096947/

Inhibits virus replication

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2645367/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17475343

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2006-951719

Helps with mast cell activation syndrome or allergies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17609508

Diet To Help With POTS, AV Block And Detox Issues And Over All Well Being.

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Key Foods For Our Health.

This article should help healthy people as well as unhealthy. In dealing with Lyme I have learned a lot about how our diet can influence the body. Issues discussed in this blog can help if you don’t seem to get much energy from the food you eat, to helping with inflamation and cell repair.  What I have found is the things that play one of the biggest rules in protecting your health is Butyric Acid and Phospholipids.   I discuss what your body needs to increase the levels of them  . From the research I have done I believe they are the key to our health so eating foods to increase the levels of them we can dramatically improve our health. Improving our bodies production of Butyric Acid and Phospholipids has been shown to help fight cancer. Whatever you do stay away from caffeine , sugar , and alcohol , they are like poison to people who are ill. I left a very important part out of this article so I am going to post it at the end of the bottom. It is the importance of giving your body what it needs to support and repair RNA. (Ribonucleic Acid)   If you do not do that then this information will help but not to the degree that it could. By supporting the RNA you can actually reverse a little of the ageing. Many things I mention you may not be able to eat from gut dysbiosis or leaky gut. I have posted on those.

 POTS AV Block And Detox Issues.

Many Lyme sufferers develop POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) , AV Blocks (Atrio ventricular blocks) and will sometimes develop Detox issues caused by MTHFR mutation. If you want to know more about MTHFR this site is the best at explaining it http://mthfr.net/ . So you have to choose your food to help your body heel from the damage Lyme causes. Lyme causes a lot of cell damage. So our bodies need phospholipids to help with the repair of the damage Lyme has caused. Because of the cell damage Lyme Sufferers have a lot of swelling including in the heart. The phospholipids help in the repair of the body, they also help in getting the inflammation in our bodies down. Phospholipids are amazing they are even key in helping our bodies fight infection.

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To help our body to produce the phospholipids we need to make sure we eat the food that contains the nutrients it needs. I put together a list of foods that will help to do that. Cows Ghee has most of the vitamins and nutrients mentioned below so it is like a supper food. Especially if it is from milk produced by a grass feed cow ,sophora root is another thing loaded with a lot of the nutrients listed below . Also make sure you drink lots and lots of water. Those who have trouble with fats may have pyrrole issues I have discussed in my post on porphyria.

  1. Omega-3 fatty acids – Camelina , Purslane , Black Raspberry , Kiwifruit seed (chinese goose berry) , Perilla , Chia seed , Flax seed or Flax seed oil  , Butternuts , Persian Walnuts , Pecans , Hazel nuts.

  2. Amino Acids – this is going to be the longest because there are different types of amino acids your body needs to produce. Those with phenylketonuria will need to avoid animal flesh for a while because it will raise ammonia levels from the build up of phenylalanine. 

A) Lysine – Catfish , beef , chicken , azuki bean , milk , pumpkin seed , egg , pea, lentil , lentil , kidney bean , winged bean (Goa bean) , chick pea , navy bean , Quinoa .

B) Methionine – Egg , Sesame seeds , cheese , brazil nuts , chicken , fish , pork , wheat germ , oat , peanuts , corn , lentils .

C) Isoleucine – eggs , sea weed (be careful eating too much of this it is high in iodine, you don’t want to get your iodine levels to high.) , turkey , chicken , cereal grains , legumes , wheat germ , almonds , oat , peas , lentils , brown rice , beans .

D) Tryptophan – eggs , spirulina , cod , cheese , sesame seed , pork , turkey , chicken ,beef , oats , lamb , chocolate , milk , rice , Quinao , potatoes , tamarind , banana , beans , legumes .

E) Myo-inoitol – fruit , beans , nuts .

F) Threonine – poultry , cottage cheese , fish , meat , lentils , black turtle bean , sesame seeds .

G) Glutamine – beef, chicken , fish , eggs , milk and dairy products , cabbage , beets , beans , spinach , parsley .

H) Choline – Cauliflower , eggs , broccoli , cod , spinach , wheat germ , milk , tofu , chicken, kidney beans , Quinoa , grapefruit , peanuts , almonds , brown rice .

Flavonoids. – These also help in healing and also help with inflammation. Most fruits and vegetables that you eat contain them but there are sources that are very high in flavonoids. Parsley , onions , blue berries , tea , bananas , all citrus fruits , red wine , dark chocolate , The red skin on peanuts , sophora root .

Vitamins – Lyme causes a lot of vitamin deficiencies which can be deficiencies in zinc , vitamin C , magnesium , iron , vitamin A , vitamin D , vitamin E . Also can cause deficiencies in the B complex vitamins. Here is a list of some sources of the B complexes. I prefer the natural source because I have a bad reaction to supplements containing the B complexes.

    1. B1(Thiamine) – cereal grains , lentils , green vegetables , fish , egg , whole milk , meat , pork , nuts .

    2. B2 (Riboflavin) – chicken , fish , eggs , milk and milk products , green vegetables .

    3. B3 (Niacin) – chicken , fish , whole wheat , legumes .

    4. B6 (Pyridoxine ) – Potatoes , read meat , beans , poultry , eggs .

    5. Folate (folic acid ) – liver, beans , green vegetables , most fruits and vegetables, legumes .

    6. Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) – fish , read meat , poultry , milk and milk products , eggs , shell fish.

    7. Biotin – liver , eggs or the best sources but this one is distributed throughout our food so just about anything you eat will have it.

    8. Pantothenic Acid – yogurt , avocado , legumes , lentils , sweet potatoes, mushrooms , broccoli .

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Butyric Acid – aides in digestion , helps break down food so the body can convert it into energy , helps protect the gut and intestine , also helps with nerve repair and has been shown to fight cancer. The best source of this is Ghee but you can also get it by eating oats , diary products , sweet potatoes , fruits and vegetables , nuts , it is also produced by the intestines from eating fiber. If you have Lyme your enzymes could be off so you should take a probiotic to help in producing butyric acid.

Salt Water – Something I did forget to mention is that you should add salt water to your diet because Lyme messes your electrolytes up.

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Repairing RNA, Helping Raynaud Phenomenon.

The is something I missed when I originally wrote this article. It is something I did not take into consideration. The RNA in your body gets damage by the Lyme and Co-infections. Ribonucleic Acid helps to repair the DNA. So I need to add this to the diet. The benefits of this diet change will be that it will help with Raynaud Phenomenon and even reverse a little of the aging in your body. Now to help RNA repair and function better we need to increase the bodies intake of nucleic acids. This will also help with cellular energy production in the body. When I research this most studies that I read were they got the nucleic acids from meat and other animal flesh showed that kidney stones could develop. The studies I read that were done to see what happened to vegetarians did not mentions kidneys stones forming so I am assuming that meant they did not have that problem when getting them from fruits and vegetables. This diet should also help in muscle repair and better muscle function. This will also help with bone repair because the foods that contain nucleic acid also contain magnesium. So here is the list of foods.

  1. Just about all green fruits and vegetables. Green fruits and vegetables are high in chlorophyll which is very good at chelating and helps remove heavy metals and toxins from your body. You can buy liquid chlorophyll but what I have found is the body must not be used to getting it in that quantity and if you take it on an empty stomach it can give you and upset stomach. Be careful with greens like spinach and kale they are high in oxalates which is common in those who are chronically ill I have posted on that. 

  2. Milk

  3. Lentils

  4. Pea and other legumes.

  5. Beans

  6. Radishes

  7. Onions

  8. Scallions

  9. Mushrooms

If you are interested in herbals that may help you I have another post on herbals that I have used that helped me a lot. That is at this post.   https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/herbals-i-used-in-the-fight-with-lyme/