Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.
By the way many things in this list the FDA is trying to ban.
Modern medicine only treats the symptoms and not the cause of illness. There is no profit in treating the cause. This keeps people on a medical hamster wheel believing they cannot heal. Often times modern medicine is the very cause of a person’s illness. When you hear things like the illness is genetic, or they do not know the cause of your illness , it is most likely they caused the illness. I am going to explain the options available including some supplements that may help a person heal.
The united states has some of the highest rates of chronic illness, cancer , diabetes and autoimmunity in the world. Studies have shown up to 80% of the population in the U.S. is taking some form of medication. Those medications require other medications to deal with the side effects of the first medication. Medications do not treat the cause of illness they only treat the symptoms. The U.S. has the highest vaccine rates in the world , vaccines have proven to be very harmful to the body. Diseases such as cancer used to be rare now infants are being born with cancer. It is clear modern medicine gets people on medical hamster wheels.
Medical error is the third leading cause of death. Now combine that with the fact that almost no adverse reactions to medication get reported and only 1% of vaccine adverse reactions get reported. So the number of deaths caused by modern medicine is most likely much higher. Vaccines have caused thousands of documented deaths and that is only the ones that have been documented. It has become clear modern medicine is not making society healthy. Fortunately there is a form of medicine that can help a person to heal and not just treat the symptoms.
Functional medicine treats the cause so instead of being on medications all your life you address what is causing the illness and correct it. I did a blog post about it with information on how to find a functional medicine practitioner. Functional medicine practitioners are more aware of the flawed genetics science and has not been blinded by much of the flawed science produced by the medical industry and pharmaceutical industry. I have provided links at the bottom of the page to resources to help one learn more about functional medicine and to also guide their decisions on how they may be able to approach their healing.
This is not medical advice this is for educational purposes. Do not use this information yourself , find an experienced and reputable functional medicine practitioner. I am going to explain some things to demonstrate the many things that we have that can help a person to heal with the proper guidance.
Recently science has learned that it is not our genes that determine if we get ill or not but it is our exposome (internal and external environment) . The toxins we come in contact with externally effect our health, toxins in our foods especially GMO foods and foods with high farm chemical levels. Stress , vaccines, and trauma can effect our health. Because of over farming and chemicals like glyphosate being spray our food has become deficient in nutrient. The farm chemicals being sprayed are killing the microbes in the soil that help plants absorb nutrients, this makes our food even more deficient in nutrients. Many illnesses including infectious disease can be linked to nutrient deficiencies. For example those who where deficient in things such as vitamin D, zinc and selenium were much more likely to become ill from Covid. Most infections can belinked to a nutrient deficiency. Even many types of infection can be linked to chronic illness.
Science has come to discover that our microbiota throughout our body modulate our genes and metabolic pathways more then our own bodies do. This is why with a knowledgeable person who knows how to use nutrients, plants, microbes and other natural resources can help guide someone to heal from many supposed non curable illnesses such as autoimmunity or diabetes.
There are test that can narrow down the cause by showing the symptoms or even lead directly to the cause. I will now list some test that can be used to help narrow down and identify the cause of illness. If your medical practitioner does not know what these test are then I would recommend you find one that does.
OATS test – organic acids test. Organic acids are excreted in the urine and are products of metabolism. OATS test can help to determine toxins in the body, indicate nutrient deficiencies, and can even identify certain types of infection.
GI Map test – Test microbial balance in the body or microbial deficiencies. Microbial imbalance can cause excess inflammation, gout, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and could make someone prone to infection and autoimmune disease. GI Map test can also show hormone imblances and pinpoint digestive issues.
Testing for oxidative stress – Excess oxidative stress can cause the same health issues as inflammation and is very damaging to the body. It can lead to organ and brain damage. Testing for oxidative stress test levels of antioxidant enzymes and for reactive oxygen species or free radicals. The biomarkers that are checked is protective enzymes such as glutathione, total antioxidant capacity, cysteine/ cysteine sulfate ratio, glutathione peroxidase, super oxide dismutase. It looks at triglyceride levels.
Dutch test – hormones effect our sleep, metabolism, heart, cognitive abilities, blood sugar levels, mood, for women it can effect their estrous cycle. Dutch test test cortisol, cortisone, estradiol, estrone, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, melatonin levels. It also test O-OhdG levels which is a marker of oxidative stress.
Comprehensive Blood anyalysis – this checks nutrient levels, c reactive protein levels which is an inflammatory cytokine, homocysteine , full thyroid panel, antibodies test, blood glucose and insulin levels, read blood cells and iron status, urinary tract health, liver and kidney health, parathyroid status.
Testing for CIRS – anyone who is chronically ill, has autoimmunity , diabetes or heart disease most likely has CIRS. CIRS is chronic inflammatory response syndrome. The government calls it Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Because functional medicine diagnoses the whole body they are much better at identifying the cause. Allopathic medicine only identifies the symptoms and can only treat the symptoms of the illness. By identifying the cause and addressing it you can recover instead of being ill all your life.
Some things you may experience that could indicate you have CIRS. Brain fog or confusion, feeling dissociated, difficulty learning and remembering things and many other mental issues. Skin sensitivity , skin burning or tingling. Red eyes , frequent sweats, ice pick like pain, numbness in various areas of the body, coughing, congested nose, frequent tearing, metallic taste in mouth, joint pain or stiffness, muscle pain or stiffness, appetite swings, difficulty regulating body temperature, and vertigo. There are many more symptoms but these are some of the most common.
Next a person would need to be questioned to identify any possible infections or exposures to mold. Then a visual contrast sensitivity test is done. These can usually be done online for about $10 and the results would need to be shared with your practitioner. Then test need to be run.
Human leukocyte Antigen genetic test which I do not agree with because this blames the genes for not being able to detox mold toxins and science has shown most genetics science is severely flawed.
MARCoNS which is a multidrug resistant strain of staphylococcus that is usually acquired in hospitals.
Vasoactive intestinal peptide – it is involved in the regulation of the cardiovascular system, digestion, glygenolysis, pituitary function, and vaginal lubrication.
Melanocyte stimulating hormone – prduced in the pituitary and hypothalamus. It is also produced in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet rays. It reduces inflammation. It also regulates aldosterone.
Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 (TGF-B1) – Involved in tissue regeneration, immune regulation, involved in the suppression of cancer.
C4a -complement 4a test for autoimmunity and other health problems. High levels usual indicates mold infection or exposure. Some infections will also increase C4a.
Antigliadin (AGA/IgG) – this is used to test for gastrointestinal issues especially celiac.
Adrenocortitropic hormone (ACTH) cortisol – the pituitary regulates the production of cortisol. It measures adrenal and pituitary health. They are involved in the production of steroid hormones.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) this plays a role in wound healing, regulating blood pressure, ovulation, menstrual cycle, and pregnancy. Over expression has been link to arthritis, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and many types of cancer.
Antidiuretic hormone (ADH/osmolity) – regulates water levels in the body. A deficiency causes excess thirst and can cause excess urination. Excess causes headache, nausea, and vomiting.
Matrix metallopeptide 9 (MM9) – also known as gelatinase elevated levels have been linked to arthritis, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease and ischemia.
Since the science is discovering that our microbiome modulate our genes and metabolic pathways more then our bodies do they are developing new test to get better understanding of a persons health status and what microbes they may need to increase or reduce to achieve and maintain health. These test are not available yet but seem to be proving to be very effective.
One test is Microbe (MESA)- set enrichment analysis test. It measures or test host microbiome interactions.
Microbelink is used to measure host microbe interaction and it’s role in disease.
These are just a few things that a functional medicine practitioner may use to help someone heal.
Now I will discuss some of the microbes available and how they effect our bodies:
Lactobacillus DR7 Reduces inflammation, improves cognition and memory. It upregulates tryptophan-serotonin pathways and reduces tryptophan -kyneurine pathway. This increase the hormones in the brain that helps us to deal with stress and helps promote happiness.
Many microbes help to prevent infection , for example Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium Lactis help prevent Picornavirus infection and the flu.
Most Bifidobacteria reduces risk of nasal infection. Bofidiobacteria help prevent virus infection and some Lactobacillus do especially Lactobacillus acidophilus. Many who got very ill with Covid were found to be deficient in Bifidobacteria.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus has been found to help prevent the flu.
Lactobacillus Slivarius, Lactobacillus Brevis, and Lactobacillus planatarum help prevent Herpes simplex 2 infections.
Those who had these microbes were found to be more resistant to viral infection including HIV and women who contained these were found to be resistant to vaginal infection.
Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus Planatarum, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus jensii, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus catenaforme, Lactobacillus delbruckiii and Lactobacillus Salivarius.
Some species of microbes reduces the risk of cancer such as some species of Bifidobacteria, butyrate producing bacteria such as Clostridium Spp. Lactobacillus crispatus helps prevent cervical cancer.
Some microbes prevent dermatitus such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactobacillus Fermentum.
Some can help reduce inflammatory bowel pain such as Bifidobacterium breve, and Bifidobacterium longhum.
Abdominal distention is when air or fluid accumulate in the abdomen causing it’s expansion (bloating), it can also cause flatulence. These microbes can help reduce the symptoms. Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus planatarum.
Short chain fatty acid producing microbes have been found to help reduce this. Lactobacillus acidophilus have been found to reduce high LDL levels.
The list of microbes goes on and on. Some have been found to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and others have been found to prevent autoimmunity. So far there are around 1500 microbes known to be a part of the microbiota in humans.
Now I will discuss nutrients.
Magnesium helps prevent high blood pressure, prevents depression, improves sleep quality. It is needed for most metabolic processes in the body. Because of the above mentioned things many are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is needed for proper immune function. It is needed for proper mental health, and metabolic health. If deficient a person can develop restless leg syndrome, sleeplessness, NMDA receptor over activation so has been found to be low in many who have autism. If deficient in magnesium it can damage the cardiovascular system. Magnesium prevents oxalate build up in the body. Magnesium prevents excess blood clotting. Magnesium deficiency can cause glaucoma. Magnesium increases our tolerance for stress. Low magnesium and high aluminum levels can cause Parkinson’s .
Zinc improves function of the immune system, it is needed for many metabolic functions, and it prevents depression.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids such as cod liver oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, and olive oil help prevent obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases and improves immune function.
Vitamin B12 which many are deficient in now days protects the nerves and brain, it prevents homocysteinuria and prevents mental issues.
SAMe has been found to dramatically reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
Nitric oxide is needed for proper immune function, reduces oxidative stress, needed to prevent inflammation in the gut, prevents cavities, helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Our bacteria in our mouths convert the nitrites and nitrates in our food to nitric oxide. NO also prevents osteoporosis and increases exercise endurance. Many are deficient in nitric oxide because of the over consumption of process foods. Leafy greens and beet root are high in nitrates. Nitric oxide is also needed to maintain proper glucose and insulin levels.
Niacin is needed to fuel oxidation , especially of fatty acids. It is need to produce ATP which is the energy needed by almost all cells in the body. It is also needed for gluconiogenesis, ketogenesis, needed for proper function of the pentose phosphate pathway, it is needed for producing heme, steroid hormones, and detoxing free radicals. Low niacin levels results in DNA damage. Niacin stimulates the longevity genes, prevents heart disease and can reverse some signs of aging. It protects brain cells and helps to prevent glaucoma.
Vitamin B6 has been found to be deficient in many now days. It is needed by almost every process in the body. It prevent amyloid B formation which cause Alzheimers and organ damage. It prevents excess inflammation. It is neuro protective so protects the nerves and brain.
Vitamin D is another nutrient many are deficient in now days. It reduce the risk of cancer, decreases mortality , It is needed in many metabolic processes especially those involved in digestion. It helps prevent viral and bacteria infection. If vitamin D is low a person will experience poor bone health and will develop cavities.
The list of nutrients goes on and on and how the effect the body. Some nutrient deficiencies can cause autoimmune diseases such as lupus , or eczema. Carbohydrate deficiency can cause autoimmunity.
Now let discus supplements that have been shown to help when someone is ill.
Boswellia (frankinsense) reduces inflammation and helps restore proper immune function.
Tumeric reduces inflammation, reduces risk of autoimmunity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Panax gensing has been shown to reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) inflammation and oxidative stress are the main conditions that occur in the body that causes chronic illness. NAC reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. It has been shown to help fight many types of cancer. It prevents excess cell death and neurological damage. I help to prevent mitochondrial dysfunction. Help reduce symptoms of withdrawal from drug addcition. Protects the brain and helps prevent mental disorders. Helps with COPD. It has been shown to help with NAFLD. It reduces insulin resistance and symptoms of PCOS. It reduces colon polyps and increases the beneficial effects of Nitric Oxide.
Ashwangha improves cellular energy levels, it improves resistance to mental and physical stress, very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It increases bone marrow production. It increases hemoglobin, and increases thyroid hormones.
Lemon Balm reduces pain, has potent antispasmodic effects. Effective at fighting many types of viruses including herpes simplex 2 and Covid. Reduce the severity and bleeding during the estrous cycle. Reduces anxiety and improves sleep quality. Potent anti-inflammatory. It improves blood glucose levels and HbA1c levels. It inhibits HIV.
Aloe Vera helps to reduce inflammation in the gut and reduces ulcerative colitis, It helps to reduce mast cell degranulation preventing high histamines and MCAS, it prevents excess histamine release, helps maintain normal glucose levels, high in minerals and antioxidants. It improves fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It helps reduce the symptoms of IC and has been shown to help prevent cancer. It has antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus Aureus, E Coli, Pseudomonas derugilosa, Salmonella typhi, streptococcus pyrogenes and most other types of Salmonellla.
Melatonin one of the most potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. Has been shown to reduce symptoms of some forms of autism. It improves sleep quality and reduces the symptoms of Alzheimers, improves mental health and glycemic control.
Stinging Nettles reduces arthritis pain, it is an aromatase inhibitor which reduces androgen levels. This would reduce the incidence of certain types of cancer especially prostate cancer. It reduces prostate swelling. It improves urinary health. It reduces gut inflammation. Helps to normalize glucose and insulin levels.
Querciten hel;ps fight viral infection. It inhibits tyrosine kinase which prevents many types of cancer. Low dose it is an antioxidant and in high dose it is an oxidant. It helps to prevent estrogen dominance. It stimulates insulin secretion and protects pancreatic B cells. It acctivates NRF2 the master regulator of the antioxidant system. It inhibits the release of histamine. Querciten helps to revers cognitive decline and has been shown to improve symptoms of Alzheimers. It extends lifespan. Querciten increases exercise endurance and speeds up recovery time. It reduces fat build up in the liver. Querciten prevents obesity. It prevents cataract formation. It inhibits glycosylation of hemoglobin proteins. It decreases plasma glucose levels and increases pancreatic islet cells. It improves liver and pancreatic function.
L-citruline reduces symptoms of asthma, and helps prevent cardiovascular disease. It improves muscle endurance and performance.
Japanese honeysuckle found to be one of the most effective things against covid. It reduces fever and protect the body from the effects of endotoxins. It fights many types of infections including mycoplasma. It stimulates cardiovascular healing and improves cardiovascular health. It has been found to protect the liver from injury. It reduces inflammation in the gut and stimulates healing in the gut. Honeysuckle normalizes glucose and insulin levels.
Oxeye daisy speeds up wound healing including the healing of broken bones. Potent anti-inflammatory effects. Has very potent antimicrobial properties. It reduces anxiety, and pain. It prevents many types of cancer. It has potent antioxidant properties. It reduces the symptoms of Alzheimers. \
Grape seed extract prevents insulin resistance. Increases B-oxidation which prevents weight gain and increases cellular energy. Increases expression of FXR which can increase longevity. It helps restore balance to the microbiome. It protects the genes that regulate our internal clock(circadian rhythm). It improves gut and cardiovascular health. It improves endurance and strength. Grape seed extract improves bone health. It helps prevent fibrosis in the body which can damage organs. It prevents oxidative stress. It neuro protective so protects the brain. It reduces the symptoms of menopause.
Not sure of the accuracy of these sites but they have a remedy finder which will list herbs that help with certain symptoms.
Many illnesses are set off by nutrient deficiencies. Most in the industrialized world are deficient in nutrients because of over farming and the farm chemicals used chelate nutrients from the soil and they also kill the microbes that help the plants absorb nutrients. This is driving obesity because in order to get the nutrients needed many have to consume larger proportions of food. The government had to start requiring they fortify food with nutrients because of this. But some of the nutrients are man made and toxic to the body. One of them is folic acid which is toxic to the body and has been linked to dementia and cancer. They add folic acid to everything and it has been found to be in high levels in children who have autism. Folate is natural and does not build up in the body and cause damage.
If you have read article this you have taken the first steps to getting off the medical hamster wheel and learning how to truly heal and break free of the medical hamster wheel of modern medicine and take your health and the health of your family into your own hands. It is never good to entrust something valuable such as your health to the very ones who would profit from a person being ill.
Most other illness can be linked to the gut. Or from allopathic medicine.
If the gut is inflammed it kills off the good microbes and prevent them from flourishing.
Probiotics and supplements supported by clinical trials.
L Rhamnosus DR7
Safety of probiotics has been proven.
Good information on the use of probiotics.
Helps reduce and prevent ulcerative colitis.
Each link will be to a clinical trail for a variety of probiotics.
Pros and cons of probiotics. Something not mentioned in this article is that metabolic, gene issues and other issues have to be addressed. If not certain probiotics can be useless or even harmful.
This is why the FDA want to ban NAC. It really puts a hurting on their corporate sponsors the pharmaceutical industry.
Tea tree oil
Very effective against m many diseases. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2210803316300963
Grape seed extract
Pyridoxal 5-phosphate. A bioavailable form of B6
The list goes on and on.
Some test that can help you to figure out the cause so you can get off the medical hamster wheel and heal and stop treating the symptoms.
Comprehensive blood analysis
Testing for CIRS or SIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome)
Ordering your own test. Some will leave you order test without a doctor. You can order many test online and some companies use local clinics and labs to collect and test the samples. Some test do not require you go to a clinic or lab but can send the tools for sample collection to your home and they can be mailed in. There may better better and cheaper options the links I provide are to demonstrate you can order test and even have them interpreted without having a doctor do it for you.
Sites you can order test on.