MCAS Histamine Overload…Kids suffering

Just stunningly good, clean, easy,  presented at major conf on Mast Cells so vetted for possibly as good as it got in 2013

RR esp for newbies


FYI-if you highlight and ‘copy’ the green line of print under the picture above,

and you then paste it into the body of an email you want to send to someone else so they see the same info…

Being sure to hitting return at the end of what ‘pastes’

– if it lights up blue and an underline appears….

who ever you send that email to, can then (all being well) also  then click on that line in your email to them  and automatically they too will see and be able to  just go through the slides and see what you have seen.  Hopefully with an appreciative heart and gratitude!   r

Blog launched!

OK this whole Midwifing thing, helping give birth……….to:
The baby is live and seems to have most of its fingers and toes!

I really apologize for the needed editing waiting, I am but me and I hope to get much changed once I get some help.

As I say: “deal with it”!

If I have promised you the sources on my ‘collected links’ to do your own condensed surfing…..
at least they are as I say ‘UP’! ‘Knock yourself out’.

NOTE under the Media heading is a link to a huge number of obviously expensively carefully crafted power point shows. Now posted to some ‘Cloud’ somewhere. Their original purpose not obvious to me.

I would suggest you put in a single word title in the surf bar and see what is there in your particular interest. My own all too short visit, found I think nearly a quarter of a million carefully prepared slide shows each on ‘Asthma’ and ‘Skin’!
(Gives you an idea of how good your going to need to get being selective if you do go there!)

I suggest no more than I know so far; it is possibly great for beginners in any one field of interest. It totally blew me away and I hope to ‘go-there’ when time allows and pull things back out and onto these pages. It will esp valuable for visual learners like myself.

Note for example the Skin category for instance, had lots of commercial product sales pages for skin products ‘being exactly what you need to spend your money on quick!’ etc.

The fact your skin is five layers deep and the top layer is completely dead, just waiting to fall off is Not something your going to find on those pages! Sadly likely a big hunt to find out what is proven about how to get your insides to make good skin…. will be hard to locate too. Let me know what you find!

I am going to get some Sunday morning breakfast and watch it rain here in SW England.


Welcome,  Wanting “to live long and prosper“……..

I have horded these www pg links since July 2015
I am deeply involved in figuring out personalized med via genetics. What is known as genetics based therapies.

Ricia has assembled this information in good faith  DISCLAIMER: The content of this website is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Note rr=me- Ricia Rites, denotes me expressing my own comment

Index of topics links to my recommended www links

Autism Related
Brain/Neural Function
Brain Hacking
*Gut Biome
Gut Inflammation
Comfort, Calm, Emotional & Therapy
Food Ingredients, Tools and Techniques
Specific Types of Diet
Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine-Clinical Ecologist
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Genetic Data – ‘Raw Data’
How to get your own
Genetic Raw Data (from any source)
Manipulating into Printouts & Or Interpretation Reports
Genetic Research & Application Development
Not recommended for ‘Newbies’- Geekdom! oxo
Genetic- Glossaries & Basic Resources
(even audio! = how to pronounce the words)  rr <Grin>
(visual media-any)
Related to Genetic Understanding
Gut its’ mysteries
Logs, Aid-de-memoirs
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
MTHFR Genetics
Pain Inflammation
Supplements, Dietary

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Immunological only , not intolerances
(also see: Food or Multiple Sensitivities)
rr good explanation of true food allergy
Cause of Autoimmunity and Allergies
Joint marketing ?? charity support?
rr. Of course! Brits would have cards in various languages for ordering food when traveling where they do not speak the language.
Forums of all kinds are useful. Best to read and watch for some period, as it is often temping to quickly ask others to help you. How to poise direct simple questions, that could help many and are not just pleas in desperation, IMO are most likely to get answers. (KISS) “The impact of the transition from traditional to urbanized lifestyles on the human immune system.”
As it says. Note for Great Britain only
B12 shot reactions

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(rr….I was dx Asperger’s by Dr Julia Gold at age 57, now 64
and I do brain hack with noortropics.)
Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and more.
rr wonderful collection, esp for getting started in new directions. All sorts of tests. That result in ‘identifiers’ ie-code words common in the AS community, about various spectrums. ” lack of empathy?? relationships problems? could be brain style….self assessment- eye opener- can explain a Lot.”
pop quiz-self assessment
Pop quizzes to take, value rr-zillions of pop quizzes.
Not for the neurotic or exactly for the neurotic? rr (*_-)
Autism in young undiagnosed children Children-behavior check list, for interested parents rr looks really concise and trustable Autism-rr-mom stuff I think??

Methylation Defects in Autism Disorders By Cindy Schneider M.D.
“The concept of Dr. Amy Yasko’s latest book is to explain the program in laymen’s terms so that anyone can understand the “why” behind the symptoms. Understanding the science allows you make specific choices for your child and their individualized pathway to recovery.” rr unk, leader in the field. note free download requires logging in.
Mitochondrial dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Connecting the Human variome Project Molecular Psychiatry (2012) 17, 290–314; doi:10.1038/mp.2010.136; published online 25 January 2011
‘Root Cause of Vaccination Induced Autism Spectrum Disorders May Be A Common Genetic Mutation’, May 28, 2012 in Health
3D brain images rr- looking forward to playing in ‘here’
note: from brain injury resource. very funny to ‘us’
glossary of brain terms
*Mitochondrial dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Southern UK conference source, sliding scale prices to attend
rr recommended.

rr What Freuds Grandaughter Dania, has/is birthing.
Upcoming Events
LifeMAP Life Coaching
The Network: AANE’s Blog
Child and Teen Services
Adult Services
Participate in a Research Study
rr: CA smarts
“What type of medical care do you provide? We deliver genetics based integrative medical treatment. While we are not a primary care provider, we do offer some options for many common health conditions as well as complex disorders. We utilize both allopathic and alternative treatment options. However, it is very important to have a full evaluation and medical work-up through your primary care provider prior to initiating genetics based therapies. It is vital to rule out serious medical conditions such as malignancy or underlying immune disorders”
rr telemedicine? The major benefits of a Telemedicine Consultation:
The patient does not have to travel to another facility, which can be challenging and costly to arrange.
The specialist receives the health history and chief symptoms from the medical provider caring for the patient, or directly from the patient, rather than a brief, dictated note sent in the mail.
The specialist can diagnose and recommend treatment immediately without the lengthy delays that often occur with the referral process.
In some cases, the patient may not have to leave the comfort of their own home
“This is a LONG discussion on the phenol-sulphotransferase issue, but it is very informative and I recommend you print it out and study it.”
rr Undated, sourced unk but likely worthwhile!
2008 limbic brain, uterio -According to this study AA genotypes, that is those who’s COMT gene makes methionine instead of valine, don’t do as well on cognitive test if they have ADHD but the gene doesn’t cause ADHD.
Asperger Glossary, “When I (Cynthia Kim) first started reading about Asperger’s syndrome, I was puzzled by words like neurotypical and stimming. Now that I find myself using these and other autism-specific words on a regular basis, I figured it might be helpful to create a list of simple definitions for readers new to the language of the spectrum.

Allistic: This refers to someone who is not autistic.

Asperger’s Syndrome (AS): Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum condition characterized by deficits in social interaction together with behaviors, activities or interests that are repetitive or restricted. AS is generally differentiated from classical autism by the lack of a delay in language development. People diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are autistic and I refer to myself as autistic, aspie or having Asperger’s interchangeably. Sometimes AS is referred to as Asperger’s disorder (AD) or high functioning autism (HFA). “High functioning” is a problematic term and one that I only use in my writing if I am referencing a study that uses the term as an identifier for a treatment group.

Aspie: An aspie is a person with Asperger’s.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): The official diagnosis for autism in the DSM-5. Previously, in the DSM-IV, there were a number of conditions included in the ASD category including: autism, Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Rett’s disorder and childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD).

Central Coherence: This refers to a person’s ability to extract meaning or see “the big picture” in an information processing task. People with weak central coherence tend to focus on the details at the expense of the big picture (think of an essay that is grammatically perfect but has poor organization). People with strong central coherence tend to see the overall meaning while sacrificing details (the essay is well organized but riddled with typos and grammar errors).

Echolalia: Echolalia is a fancy word for the repetition of spoken words. For typical toddlers, it’s a transition period in language development. For autistic people who don’t have functional language skills, it’s a means of communication. There are two types of echolalia: immediate and delayed. Read more about echolalia.

Executive Function: Executive function is a catch-all term that includes our higher cognitive functions such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, multi-tasking, and initiation and monitoring of physical actions. Impaired executive function is a characteristic of AS and one that many people continue to struggle with throughout adulthood.

Neurotypical (NT): A mash-up of the words neurologically typical, neurotypical is often used as shorthand for people who are not on the spectrum, though nonautistic people can be neuro-atypical as well. A more correct term for nonautistic people is allistic. Read more: What is Neurotypical

Perseverative: This is a fancy word for repetitive. It’s used to described the repetitive actions, thoughts or speech of people with ASD. It can also refer to the tendency of people with Asperger’s to continue doing something the same way even though the task at hand has changed. You may also see perseveration (noun form) or perseverate (verb form).

Stimming: Short for “self-stimulation” stimming refers to repetitive movements like rocking or hand waving. The technical term for these repetitive movements, which is used in the formal diagnostic criteria is stereotypic movement. Read more: The High Cost of Self-Censoring (or why stimming is a good thing)

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~Brain/Neural Function rr excellent images, interactive-areas of the brain
FMRI  Dr. James’ Mind Institute Lectures are available online:
‘Article on Vegas nerve stimulation, mechanically with implants’
rr Brains shrinking due to cortisol!!

rr excellent research report about what I took as the emotions related to a drastic life change and the elements of self management when GF.  Brain Addiction To Fast Carbs Is Real, Imaging Study Shows
What Impact Will Moderate or Severe Trauma Brain Injury Have on a Person’s Life? Mount Sinai Medical Center rr tech for medicine 20 Life-Changing Android Apps for People with Brain Injury Android apps that could be useful to people with a brain injury — and their families and caregivers. Everything from staying organized to hearing better in noisy environments.
45 Life-Changing iPhone and iPad Apps for People with Brain Injury The BrainLine team sifted through many resources to collect this list of iPhone, iTouch, and iPad apps that could be useful to people with a brain injury — and their families and caregivers. 2015 by author of ‘The Grain Brain’ “A body of scientific research supports the importance of nutritional factors in ADHD. Parents seeking to learn more about how nutrition may impact their child’s behavior can use these questions as a guide:…. In my clinical practice I have found that food allergy is especially likely to be implicated in ADHD if the answer to any of these questions is positive:”

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~Brain Hacking – NOOTROPICS

*(cognitive enhancers on prescription, etc)
rr-commercial promo trailer for nootropics….an interesting, ‘go ahead’ clinic in SC, USA
rr Note…. NO endorsement:
(personal chemistry comes to cyber shopping)
What are nootropics? Nootropics, also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve mental functions such as cognition, memory, intelligence, motivation, attention, and concentration.

Originally in order to be considered nootropic a compound would need to:
a) enhance learning b) resist impairing agents c) facilitate interhemispheric transfers of information d) enhance resistance to brain “aggressions” e) increase tonic, cortico-subcortical “control”
f) not have the usual pharmacological effects of neuro psychotropic drugs.
Since then “nootropics” has gradually expanded to either be synonymous with cognitive enhancers or refer to the subset of non-stimulant cognitive enhancing compounds with very few side effects and low toxicity. Under the latter definition all nootropics would be cognitive enhancers, but not all cognitive enhancers would be nootropics.
A cognitive enhancer is defined by its ability to augment performance on one or more cognitive measures.

This area of science is practiced with the objective of changing your brain’s neurochemistry. You and you alone are responsible for your actions, therefore you are fully expected to research and read into this topic yourself and be prudent.

No nootropic is a substitute for a good nights sleep, a healthy and active lifestyle and learning to motivate yourself. rr- Amen!

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rr It is said that in the last 15 years, estimates for identified CD in the population has gone from 1/10,000 to 1/133. Fast moving research gets published very slowly. Education changes slower! Inform your self, and do not believe everything you read!!! Stay flexible is my best advice. (2015)“I didn’t find freedom, a better life or any of that other crap when I got diagnosed. With all due respect to Hunter S. Thompson I found fear and loathing of an unknown world. But if I can share my wisdom, tell my stories and make the transition easier on you, I’ve done my job.”

Celiac Disease Symptoms – Courtesy of Gluten Dude
Chart, rr possibly cheesy (?) not vetted
rr excellent research report about what I took as the emotions related to a drastic life change and the elements of self management when GF.
hee hee rr- gluten rants, USA centric…blown off steam welcomed
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center Info for Doctors
Video The Celiac Microbiome Research Initiative (and others)
United States and Canada certification mark, est I 201
rr Excited to discover this mark on a bag of coconut flour I purchased in England from Philippine source via American company. So far I know nothing about any other types of labeling to help avoid cross contamination.

  • rr Note: Various non-Gluten product labels reading, “Does not naturally contain gluten” is a red flag to be noticed and a more or less disclaimer about the possibility of the contents being cross contaminated. This type of wording is ‘marketing spin’ to sell product and highly suspect in that the label admits the product is ok, but the supply chain unknown. Beware!

~Celiac Testing
American www called, The Liberated Kitchen.
rr this page of that site explains the ins and outs of available testing in the states and attitudes about testing that are common there.
rr-This info is the best I have found so far, in order to be one’s own advocate and understand testing. commercial! rr unk seems DIY mail order labs

rr- BELOW my cut and pasted notes, when I was struggling to memorize and understand tTG Sept 2015

A tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA and/or IgG test is used as part of an evaluation for certain autoimmune conditions, most notably celiac disease.

*The tTG IgA or IgG antibody tests are usually done to help doctors diagnose celiac disease.
An autoimmune disease can occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly perceives a nonthreatening substance. In the case of people with celiac disease, gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats (?? rr) is seen as a foreign invader and is attacked by the immune system. This immune system response in celiac disease also involves the production of antibodies directed against an enzyme normally present in the intestines called tissue transglutaminase (tTG).
In celiac disease, the body produces two types of antibodies that attack tTG: immunoglobulin A (IgA) and immunoglobulin G (IgG). Measuring the IgA form of tTG antibody in the blood is more useful in detecting celiac disease because it’s made in the small intestine, where gluten causes inflammation and irritation in sensitive people.
Levels of the IgG form of tTG antibody, on the other hand, are less specific to celiac disease, but may still be useful in diagnosing the condition in people who are unable to make normal amounts of IgA antibodies.

rr Misc, blog notes, source unk:
“My tTG at diagnosis was >200, then after four months it was 132. My doctor said it can take a long while for tTG levels to normalise, and everything I’ve read supports this.
Antigliadin IGA levels are far more reactive, and will rise and fall more quickly with exposure to gluten, so if you’re worried you could ask for your antigliadin tests to be redone and compare those.
“IgA gliadin antibodies increase rapidly in response to gluten in the diet and decrease rapidly when gluten is absent from the diet. The IgA anti-gliadin antibodies can totally disappear in 2-6 months on a gluten free diet, so they are useful as a diet control.”

rr….no time to hunt exact dates: my tTg
was 78 in May 2015 and 7.5 (<4.5)by late Nov.
For sure only ruled out cross contamination hell starting Jul 12.
Sadly due to complex gut issues, no relief yet (Dec) and original underlying ? issues, causing hell. Repairing gut lining takes a long time. Malnutrition, current issue! (Dec 15, 2015)

Gluten Free, book list from GP I really respect with CD

  1. Real Life with Celiac Disease by Melinda Dennis and Daniel Leffler (2010).
  2. Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano and Susie Flaherty (2014).
  3. Understanding Celiac Disease by Naheed Ali (2014).
  4. Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic (Updated, Revised) by Peter Green and Rory Jones (2010).
  5. Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story Between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes, and a Broken Digestive Tract by Erica Dermer (2013).
  6. Gluten Free Family Favorites: The 75 Go-To Recipes You Need to Feed Kids and Adults All Day, Every Day by Kelli and Peter Bronski (2014).
  7. The Gluten-Free Edge: A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Athletic Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life by Peter Bronski and Melissa McLean Jory (2012).

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*rr unk
How the Gut works (or does not) Interleukin 15
“If you or omeone you know is struggling with challenging methylation-related……” Dr. Rostenberg
after about the middle it gets less ‘tiresome’.  Book promo
“David Perlmutter, M.D., F.A.C.N., is a board-certified neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition, author, and dedicated family man. In his new book, Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter aims to expose the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar – your brain’s silent killers. As the empowering neurologist, Dr. Perlmutter’s mission is to uncover the food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.”


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Dedicated to my friend Julia, Trusting statins and fear. “A new scientific movement has now arisen that argues that it is not cholesterol, but oxidized cholesterol, that clogs arteries and causes atherosclerosis.” Oxidation is the chemical reaction that takes place when something mixes with oxygen. Oxidized cholesterol is, accordingly, cholesterol that has come into contact with oxygen during the extraction, processing, or cooking of our food.

The cholesterol hypothesis is wrong – Part 1 (30 min video) 2014 Dr Malcolm Kendrick, author of the best selling book “The Great Cholesterol Con” speaking at Rosemary Cottage Clinic Education Trust* rr-xxxx! absolutely fabulous and good entertaining speaker LDL Cholesterol, Particle Size, Heart Disease & Atherogenic DyslipidemiaPublished on Oct 16, 2015

Dr. Ronald Krauss, M.D. is the director of atherosclerosis research at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Adjunct Professor at UCSF and UC Berkeley. rr- very, very good, not for newbies. Most salient points for me were women’s risk for type two diabetes goes up 30-40% on taking statins. And the major research body ? is no longer going to fund much of the core research of the past! This guy has been the American Heart Assoc, head and designer of the assoc, nutrition recommendations!!

The Metabolic Syndrome “The metabolic syndrome is a term used to encapsulate a complex set of markers associated with increased risk to heart disease. The profile includes (1) insulin resistance and dysfunctional glucose metabolism in muscle cells, (2) excess triglycerides in the blood serum, (3) high levels of LDL, particularly small dense LDL, the worst kind, (4) low levels of HDL (the “good” cholesterol) and reduced cholesterol content within the individual HDL particles, (5) elevated blood pressure, and (6) obesity, particularly excess abdominal fat. I have argued previously that this syndrome is brought on by a diet that is high in empty carbohydrates (particularly fructose) and low in fats and cholesterol, along with a poor vitamin D status [Seneff2010].”

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“Anxiety is an emotional disorder, and is characterized by feelings of apprehension, uncertainty, fear, or panic. Unlike stress, the triggers for anxiety are not necessarily or even usually associated with specific stressful or threatening conditions. Severe cases of anxiety disorders are debilitating, interfering with a person’s career, family, and social life.” rr-research pg from www site that is the link to benefits of meditation research
Sea Change Program’, virtual, motivational, inexpensive subscription
rr- describes below freeware prog, we have used with success
“To listen to with head phones, unique ‘sounds’ to calm the brain
A programmable audio generator intended as an aural aid to meditation and relaxation, implementing the binaural beat principle as described in Gerald Oster’s Oct. 1973 Scientific American article “Auditory Beats in the Brain.”
rr Music stream source, 25 kinds! (I love the Geeks in SF, CA)
Highly Sensitive Person, ‘approach’
rr- Interesting self-assessment quiz about being sensory seeking simultaneously!!
rr- solid (?) stuff related to above Good
“My writings deal with the role of consciousess and spirituality in health and healing. I hope the following resources will be helpful in your journey toward wellness, joy, and fulfillment in your life.” ~ Larry Dossey, MD  The author of twelve books and numerous articles, Dr. Dossey is the former Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most widely subscribed-to journal in its field. He is currently Executive Editor of the peerreviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.’s-response.html Q: What is the difference between an anxiety disorder and anxiety that is an appropriate response to an uncomfortable or threatening situation? Stress and Anxiety, Possible Complications
*”A Review Focused attention, open monitoring and loving kindness meditation: effects on attention, conflict monitoring, and creativity”
*rr- anti mindfulness ??
rr Good, but reservations….additional info says it is great but only bovine sources work, see below:
Dr Leo Galland, 2015 Blog re: ADHD  rr-parent oriented but Good!
There is an effective alternative to drug therapy: nutrition.”

Other Names: BC-PS, Bovine Cortex Phosphatidylserine, Bovine Phosphatidylserine, Fosfatidilserina, LECI-PS, Lecithin Phosphatidylserine, Phosphatidylsérine, Phosphatidylsérine Bovine, Phosphatidylsérine de Soya, Phosphatidyl Serine, PS, PtdSer,

Phosphatidylserine is a chemical. The body can make phosphatidylserine, but gets most of what it needs from foods. Phosphatidylserine supplements were once made from cow brains, but now are commonly manufactured from cabbage or soy. The switch was triggered by a concern that products made from animal sources might cause infections such as mad cow disease. Phosphatidylserine is used for Alzheimer’s disease, age-related decline in mental function, improving thinking skills in young people, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, preventing exercise-induced stress, and improving athletic performance. How does it work? Phosphatidylserine
is an important chemical with widespread functions in the body. It is part of the cell structure and is key in the maintenance of cellular function, especially in the brain. rr-excellent by a very experienced MD- just his opinion rr-Livewello Report option if you have your snps data  Jim Phelps, M.D. This information is free.  There are no strings. I wrote it for my patients, but over a decade, people from all over the world have been here. “This website is about  “depression plus”:  more than plain depression. Weirder or more “up and down” — but not manic. If that sounds like your experience, your depression might be in the middle of the Mood Spectrum:  not bipolar, but not just depressed. More variable, more complex.  For many such people, antidepressants are not the answer: they can help, for a while, but can also make things worse:  agitated, anxious, irritable, insomniac…” “Is Lithium Orotate Good or Bad for You?” by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on April 16, 2014, Last Updated on May 13, 2015 Retail price $4.99 $1.50 is being donated from the sale of each E-book to the Veteran Health and Education Fund being set up for this mission: Operation Set Them Free! This E-Book includes “The Mission: Operation Break Free!  Empowering Veterans to Break Free from the Prison of PTSD, Major Depression and the Epidemic of Suicide!” Mark Millar D.C. is a retired Chiropractor with a unique understanding of Lithium Orotate.  The recommendations and materials on this site represent his opinion based on over 5 years and 7,000 hours researching and writing about lithium and Lithium Orotate administration. The information and material provided on this website are for educational purposes only and any recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information contained on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration
Chemical Incarceration March 11, 2012 by Center for Homepathy in Articles  Tears   “Several lines of evidence suggest that the NGF in tears has medicinal functions. The NGF concentration in tears, cornea, and lacrimal glands increases after corneal wounding, suggesting that NGF plays a part in healing. September 10, 2015 | 55,420 views
Different Emotions Reveal Changes in Tears Under Microscope

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water purification
water filters
water filters
rr sensible place to start understanding how to rethink what to eat/consume.
rr Australian Food intolerance network (10,000 families?? Looks stunningly useful) I can not recommend this site enough!.
Alkalizing Caution: Warrior with something to sell. However all the passion to offer a LOT of info, possible useful? Iodine?
rr Caution: messing with the endocrine system via ANY method is very dangerous! This seems a set of slides from a power point presentation. Not a www in its self
Halogens –(Bromine, Fluoride) info new to me. Nothing to sell but related to a ‘warrior’.
rr- no comment yet
fact sheet link page off a private www. Stunningly overwhelming…not cked, somebody like me throwing their best out to the world
rr- bombastic but worth reading
Eat beets. If they turn your urine pink/red, then you have low stomach acid. Stomach acid is a very important first step in digestion. Without enough, you can’t absorb B12, and you have trouble absorbing zinc as well as several other nutrients. If you don’t have adequate stomach acid, proteins aren’t broken down properly, and so they can cause trouble in the small intestine and/or get absorbed whole into the bloodstream. source unk

NOTE: “Gluten and casein are famous for being addictive because they form opiod-like substances. Stomach acid is necessary to prevent them from becoming opiods.”

“Histamine helps trigger the release of stomach acid. Histamine is found in several foods, especially ferments, so pile on another reason to eat ferments with every meal. Adequate zinc is also necessary to produce stomach acid (remember what’s not absorbed well without it?). rr-not recommended

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~Food/Ingredients, Tools and Techniques
Bone broth, Paleo centric
Seeds, Good detailed
Millet, NO ?
Consumption of Flaxseeds,  Blog- Dr Leo Galland MD  “Nicholas Coleman, globally renowned olive oil expert and ‘oleologist’. Learn how to buy the right olive oil.” OLIVE oil! Utube 25min rr-serious info seems excellent.  Young Edgy Millennials.
Wonderful cereal knowledge, but not medical or about consumption.
foods that effect your blood sugar, rr- in that gives serving size counts

*?GRAS List
rr NOTE: In the USA the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the responsible agency tasked to rule on food ingredients in terms of their ‘generally recognized as safe’ status (GRAS).
ad diet”, video, trailer
“,,,,noble tradition of fine muckraking documentaries about where cheap stuff comes from, “King Corn” pulls the husk off the scandal of modern food production,……” Washington Post
“FoodCorps recruits AmeriCorps leaders for a year of full-time public service in high-obesity, limited-resource public schools. Service members deliver food and nutrition education that teaches kids what healthy food is, build and tend school gardens that engage children and parents in growing fresh food in the schoolyard, and team up with farmers and chefs to get healthy, high-quality ingredients into school lunch.”
“ EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce calculates that USDA tests found a total 165 different pesticides on thousands of fruit and vegetables samples examined in 2013.” “The  power of Fermented Food”  Summer Bock, Health Coach, Herbalist, Fermentationist  rr-unk
Oxalates rr-unk looks extensive
“We are professionals, researchers, and individuals that want to improve how nutrition is understood and practiced in health care today. Our mission is to establish the legitimacy of patient specific diet and nutrition protocols for the prevention and healing of all chronic health conditions.” rr- hard to dig through hype but deep inside seemed to have a lot of potential??? rr-cocnut oil myths exposed ? note- commercial
rr-unk ? commercial
Guidelines for Americans Science or …? 

rr-Food fellow tracking Gov regs/guidelines…huge impact on society health?? Bench mark?
“Keep Yourself in Ketosis” short intro- blog post by Dr Perlmutter (rr-that has 46 comments!)


Book “Grain Brain” international best seller  ”Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs.”


Book “Brain Maker” ”Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome – the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.” Dirty Dozen Plus™ “The USDA findings indicate that the conventional fruit and produce industries are ignoring a striking market trend: American consumers are voting with their pocketbooks for produce with less pesticide.”
*rr- Flour info, looks exceptionally good. Valuable details about properties and personalities of using non gluten flours in cooking and baking.

rr Not read through, but very skeptical of some the author’s breezy instructions about grinding nuts and cereals in a home blender. Based on long experience with using blenders (including depending on ¼ horse power motor blenders,’ before’ food processors). I do not feel her recommendation to use a regular blender is workable for either efficiency or useable quality/quantity, esp if investing in expensive nuts and new diet changes. Higher cost of obtaining quality ingredients already ‘ground’ or ‘cracked’ to experiment with is recommended. “Natures law IMO is that you cannot improve upon what you have to begin with.”

Note; Nothing can beat vitality of fresh ground flours but only with the right equipment. Unavoidable heating natural occurring ‘germ’ or oils during grinding destroys nutrition. As does aging (and this is why freezing ones grains, nuts and flour supply is best if at all possible.) Oxidation esp of any oil and fat smells, learn to recognize it and never consume. It creates free radicals in the body and they are very unhealthy, Oxidation is the initial stage of things becoming rancid and tastes Bad. You can ck for freshness when purchasing raw oily ingredients by smelling. Quinoa is one I find goes off (gets rancid pretty easy. I know of no salvage or use for damaged grains or nuts, not even animal feed.) High turn-over over sources must be found. Mail order best for most of us, caution then buy in bulk. Purchasing Coops should beginning forming soon………or create one!
food poisoning
United States and Canada certification mark, est I 2014
rr- Excited to discover this mark on a bag of coconut flour I purchased in England from Philippine source via American company. So far I know nothing about any other types of labeling systems to help avoid cross contamination.

Note: rr Various non-Gluten product labels reading, “Does not naturally contain gluten” is a red flag to be noticed and a more or less disclaimer about the possibility of the contents being cross contaminated. This type of wording is ‘marketing spin’ to sell product and highly suspect in that the label admits the product is ok, but the supply chain unknown. Beware!

“Egg Replacement: Ground flax seeds and water. In order to create this mixture, mix together 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons water, for each egg. So, if the recipe calls for 2 eggs, you’ll mix together 2 tbsp. ground flax + 6 tbsp. water”. r unk Interesting!

rr note: Flax seeds come in two colors and often are also labeled ‘Linseed’. Their diet value is immense and they are easily ground in any metal cutting blade mill apparatus (I keep a special purpose second hand crank coffee grinder I use for nothing else but flax seeds.

rr Tip-Coffee and Herb grinders should never be washed, instead clean by several ‘grindings’ of something like cheap white rice or millet you then discard. I say several grindings and old tooth brush cleaning, because metal blade mills used previous for things like, grinding black pepper need thoroughly cleaned prior to using for flax seed.)

Flax Seed is Good ground and sprinkled on esp porridges. I think it would work on salads, (but I do not eat raw food, because I am influenced by the belief that raw food is hard for weak digestion to assimilate and uses up a lot of energy).

rr ;^/ I discovered flax seed was the filling for my ‘overworked’ microwaveable heat bag, (‘hot water bottle’-like comfort therapy) when I burnt a hole though it covering due to high mircowave heating and the fabric ruptured and started leaking flax seeds!

I also have a little experience soaking the whole seeds, I think over night ? and the jell like mucus that they produced as their natural protective coats swell is very useful stuff for soothing digestive inflammation, temporally. Very drinkable for inflamed conditions of any kind. I discovered this very late and after I had managed to get my IBS calmed. (see, eventual notes on my use of Slippery Elm inner bark powder) Flax soak water strained off the seeds is Sweetish, little flavor and consistency of almost thin egg white. From memory I do not recall any healing benefit other than an action of temporarily coating….but for a child with a throat too sore to try eating and unable to gargle salt water, a little sip might precede tempting food with success. A very raw adult stomach and upper GI, I found to be soothed immediately when taken on empty stomach. When my duodenum (next nine inches of digestive track after your ‘cement mixer’ of a stomach) was in an uproar ‘flax’ (flax water solution) gave relief! I know of no side effects, contra indications, or interactions but consuming lots of it will make your poo noticiably slimy too ;^

From memory I think I recall something about using this flax water ‘mucus’ to sooth topical skin conditions and possibly I think it was useful to cleanse skin burns?? NOT sure. For sure it is not sticky nor does it need rinsed and seems what I would describe as ’friendly’, but then I love plants!

WARNING Raw rice contains traces of a bacterium known as Bacillus cereus. These remain in the rice, even after it’s been reheated.

It is a little known fact that it is actually the cooling and cold storage that is the most important part. Rice and other cereal products such as pasta can contain bacteria called Bacillus cereus which is what is known as a spore-forming organism. The spores survive the cooking process and if allowed to germinate after cooking (by being left at room temperature) can multiply, producing a food poisoning toxin that is not destroyed by heat. So however well you re-heat rice, if you have not cooled it properly, then the toxin could still be there.

The symptoms of food poisoning are usually rapid onset of vomiting (within a few hours) and fortunately the illness is mostly short-lived, and usually not serious.

There are not many incidences of B. cereus reported because it is often over and done with before anyone gets to the doctor for a test to be done, so we don’t really know how much of a problem it is in the community.

Simple tips to control Bacillus cereus after cooking rice or pasta are:

  • Cool rice and pasta rapidly by rinsing in a colander under fresh cold running water. Then refrigerate.
  • Or place in shallow dishes and put in the refrigerator as soon as the food reaches room temperature – probably within 30 minutes but no longer than 90 minutes.
  • Make sure the fridge is working properly – use a fridge thermometer and check that it is below 5 °C preferably.
  • You can freeze rice – defrost quickly using boiling water or the microwave, and don’t allow to hang around at room temperature after defrosting or re-heating
  • Don’t leave rice or pasta salads at room temperature for no longer than 4 hours in total – throw any left overs away.

UK mail order food sources rr (example: how I get chestnut flour)

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~Specific types of Diets:
Paleo– current fad, said to be somewhat like Atkins-(serious pervious well known fad) rr- fairly reasonable
Food history, very big by a very serious paleo
Nightshades rr- Blog recommended. Female GP’s personal project.
Clin Transl Allergy. 2015; 5: 34. Published online 2015 Oct 13. doi:  10.1186/s13601-015-0078-3 PMCID: PMC4604636 “Sensitivity to food additives, vaso-active amines and salicylates: a review of the evidence”
Salicylates Looks good. Some dead links. Forum active and seems strong
Basic salicylate avoidance info
salicylates Forum entry, details where to start…
rr- looks good- not read
Salicylate, food groups
rr- Valuable stuff Salicylate Intolerance Pathophysiology, Clinical Spectrum, Diagnosis and Treatment “…..salicylates sometimes only trigger symptoms in the presence of independent allergies, as a type of “augmentation phenomenon”……….<snip> Interestingly enough, the symptoms tend to manifest themselves at interfaces – the skin, mucous membranes or (to stretch a point) the vascular system. Salicylate intolerance shares this feature with genuine IgE-mediated allergies.…” rr- serioius research mostly related to perscription- ‘COX-1*’ ? intolerance

*Biogenic amine From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“A biogenic amine is a biogenic substance with one or more amine groups. They are basic nitrogenous compounds formed mainly by decarboxylation of amino acids or by amination and transamination of aldehydes and ketones. Biogenic amines are organic bases with low molecular weight and are synthesized by microbial, vegetable and animal metabolisms. In food and beverages they are formed by the enzymes of raw material or are generated by microbial decarboxylation of amino acids.
Importance in Food Biogenic amines can be found in all foods containing proteins or free amino acids and are found in a wide range of food products including fish products, meat products, dairy products, wine, beer, vegetables, fruits, nuts and chocolate. In non-fermented foods the presence of biogenic amines is mostly undesired and can be used as indication for microbial spoilage. In fermented foods one can expect the presence of many kinds of microorganisms, some of them being capable of producing biogenic amines.
They play an important role as source of nitrogen and precursor for the synthesis of hormones, alkaloids, nucleic acids, proteins, amines and food aroma components. However, food containing high amounts of biogenic amines may have toxicological effects.[1]
rr- Excellent intro, rr my main area of interest personally Dec 15
*Amines research paper

Word about Histamine and Amine Intolerance
People who are salicylate intolerant are also likely to develop an Amine Sensitivity or Histamine Intolerance. Histamine and the similar amine substances occur naturally in a variety of foods. They especially develop from the breakdown of protein and fermentation that occurs during food processing. Therefore, fermented products such as alcohol and some cheeses are especially high in amines. Also, meats that have been cooked too long or are not fresh can be very high in amines. Symptoms of Histamine or Amine Sensitivity include (but are not limited to) flushing, sweating, increased heart rate and palpitations, fall in blood pressure, fainting, asthma, tissue swelling, headaches, migraines, itching, rashes, hives, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and tingling/itching/burning in the mouth. Amines have the ability to affect the width of blood vessels therefore causing a variety of circulation problems. As you can see some of the symptoms of amine intolerance are similar to salicylate intolerance. In fact around 70% of foods that are high in salicylate are also high in amines.
;^< source unk”

“Histamine causes your blood vessels to swell, or dilate, so that your white blood cells can quickly find and attack the infection or problem. This is part of the body’s natural immune response, and typically enzymes will break down the histamine so that it doesn’t build up. If for some reason you don’t break down histamine properly, it begins to build up and you develop what we call histamine intolerance.
Because it travels throughout your bloodstream, histamine can affect your gut, lungs, skin, brain, and entire cardiovascular system, contributing to a wide range of symptoms, a often making a histamine intolerance difficult to pinpoint and diagnose.

“How Do You Break Down Histamine? Once formed, histamine is either stored or broken down by an enzyme. Histamine in the central nervous system is broken down primarily by histamine N-methyltransferase (HMT), while histamine in the digestive tract is broken down primarily by diamine oxidase (DAO). Though both enzymes play an important role in histamine break down, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that DAO is the main enzyme responsible for breaking down ingested histamine. So if you’re deficient in DAO, you likely have symptoms of histamine intolerance.”
Reading target, Rick Williams
“Sometimes you can neutralize sulfites before eating them. Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidant and widely available as a 3% solution. When added to sulfite, hydrogen peroxide will oxidize the sulfite ions, converting them to the safer sulfate form. Most sulfite problems do not extend to sulfates. If you suspect that a food may be contaminated with surface sulfites, soak it for a few minutes in a sink full of water with a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Then rinse with fresh water before eating. This will convert surface sulfites to sulfates and lower your risk. Of course, if the sulfite has penetrated the interior of the food, soaking won’t help very much. I use this technique on fish and berries to improve my odds. Note that a few unlucky people are also intolerant of sulfates. For these folks, washing with hydrogen peroxide won’t help. Sulfate sensitive people usually react to soap, shampoo and toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) causing skin rashes. So if you don’t get skin rashes from soap, don’t worry about sulfates”  Foods high in sulfur (thiols) rr-this is an area of interest to many with the MFTHR/CBS gene issues “Could Sulfur Deficiency be a Contributing Factor in Obesity, heart Disease, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?” Stephanie Seneff September 15, 2010  rr-useful, hard to navigate, can’t find the hm pg!  Sulfur/Sulfonamide-Containing Drugs Fasting (Intermittent)  rr-? unk

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~Functional Medicine
functional med intro is an independent encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition. We are not affiliated in any way with any supplement company and we have a team of health professionals analyzing the full body of research.

Founded in early 2011, we have one goal – to be the unbiased source for supplements and nutrition. We have spent tens of thousands of hours collating the latest scientific research.

Disclosure is an unbiased nutrition and supplement resource. We are not influenced by commercial interests, product manufacturers, or any other organization, and we will not advertise products or brands. does not accept donations, third-party funding, or sponsorship of any kind. One hundred percent of our revenue is generated through our three products: the Research Digest, Supplement-Goals Reference, and the Supplement Stack Guides.
We currently have over 41,000 references to scientific research.
Since its inception, has become a highly-trusted source for evidence-based information on supplementation and nutrition. With over 25,000 visitors every day, more and more people are relying on our research to differentiate between marketing hyperbole and real world effects. 30 minute radio show each week, provide listeners with up-to-date medical information from a leading Neurotologist and Neuro-Immune Specialist Dr. Stewart’s rr first look, it seemed valuable

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~‘Functional Medicine-Clinical Ecologist’

The Orthomolecular Approach Two of the goals of nutritional intervention, as mentioned above – to alleviate the symptoms of disease and to optimize a state of health – exemplify an approach to health care called orthomolecular medicine, or orthomolecular psychiatry when it’s aimed at mental disorders. (The prefix ortho is from the Greek orthos = correct.)

The underlying idea is that many diseases result from imbalances in the concentrations of certain natural chemicals normally found in the body. These diseases can best be treated by administering one or more of those chemicals or their natural precursors (plus any relevant cofactors) so as to restore the correct balance and therefore restore health. The optimal concentrations of the chemicals needed in the body may differ greatly from the concentrations actually provided by a person’s genetic makeup or normal diet, hence the need for nutrient supplementation.

The leading figure in the orthomolecular school of medicine was the late Linus Pauling, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. Part of Pauling’s legacy is the increasing acceptance of his conviction that the orthomolecular approach to therapy, prophylaxis, and health optimization is generally the best. In his own words, “Significant improvement in the mental health of many persons might be achieved by the provision of the optimum molecular concentrations of substances normally present in the human body.” “Had enough of vitamin-bashing newspaper, magazine and TV reports? Then you might want to sign up for the ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE NEWS SERVICE (OMNS). Like the Associated Press or Reuters, OMNS is a wire-service style news feed directed to members of the press, radio and TV news media. The difference is that OMNS tells it like it really is: vitamin therapy saves lives”.
“Nutri-Link holds the view that based on this, as well as extensive additional research that consuming a high quality multi vitamin and mineral supplement as an addition to your sound dietary choices will decrease your risk of developing  a nutrient-insufficiency condition which may take years off your life and life off those remaining years.”  rr-rebuttal to times Mag article on Expensive Urine (my favorite practioner is the author, retire to sell supplements) “The Rise and Fall of Wikipedia First in Internet Searches; Last in Reliability” Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, February 8, 2016 “Inc; Here is a list of 15 principles that identify the spirit” of Orthormolecular Medicine:” rr -what they are all about in a ‘nut shell’.
rr Wonderful ‘pioneer’, one women Warrior- originator of a detox system with reputed(?) high success rate.
nfo on holistic functional med approach of ‘washout’.
Note: VERY good, but fairly 1990’s to my way of thinking, and no telling their current approach? Possibly famous chain of ‘dry-out’, clinics in the states. (I have her book) “The British Society for Ecological Medicine (BSEM) promotes the study and good practice of allergy, environmental and nutritional medicine for the benefit of the public and supports doctors who use the insights of Ecological Medicine to help patients. The BSEM has existed as a professional body since 1983 and has made a major The principal aim of the Society is to promote the study and good practice of allergy, environmental and nutritional medicine for the benefit of the public. These interconnected disciplines play a major part in Ecological Medicine. They offer an approach to diagnosis, prevention and to non-toxic treatment that is relevant to all medical practice, and have proved particularly useful in patients with many very common chronic conditions that have not responded to conventional treatments contribution to the integration of ecological principles into mainstream medicine in the UK.” “The British Society for Ecological Medicine (BSEM) shares common interests with the following organizations” The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy “(BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice and has its finger on the pulse for any changes or new developments within this dynamic profession.” Members of the public wishing to find a local nutritional therapist can use our online directory to locate a practitioner, either by region or post code. You can also search for a practitioner by name. “Dr Oz Podcasts-Functional Med topic-interviews Dr. Mehmet Oz hand-picked four top doctors from the world of functional medicine to appear on the Dr. Oz Show. They discussed emerging science, tests and therapies that help prevent and reverse the course of chronic diseases by addressing the underlying causes.”

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A little about MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities)

“Non-food related chemical sensitivities are called MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) and occur when a person reacts, sometimes extremely seriously, to various chemicals in the environment around them. The reaction can be brought on by any chemical that the person has come into contact with (it does not necessarily have to have skin contact). Such things as perfumes, plastics, carpets, paint, and cleaning products are just a few examples of things that might cause a reaction in someone with MCS.

People who have a food sensitivity (such as a salicylate sensitivity) will sometimes have or develop MCS. One reason for this is that the problem food/chemical (i.e. salicylate) may be used in the manufacturing process of various products. This can cause a serious problem for people with salicylate sensitivity.
It is best to limit your exposure to salicylates, fragrances, and chemicals as much as possible in order to avoid unwanted reactions.”

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“Individualized medicine, based upon analysis of one’s unique genetic code, is the future of medicine”. Source unk

“In the past, genetics used to feel like a ‘done deal.’ We were stuck with the genes we received at birth and couldn’t really do much about them. But now, through breakthroughs in genetic science, we are learning more and more about our specific needs based upon our genetic profile. This means we can influence our health in the future based on the nutritional choices we make now.” Dr. Doni Wilson

Researchers have estimated the annual cost of preventable chronic disease to be more than $1trillion annually, escalating to $6 trillion per year by 2050. For those with Genetic Raw Data who are curious about what the content of a Gene report may look like, go to:   Why would you need to run a Genetics test? by Antonio Regalado DNA App Store, An online store for information about your genes will make it cheap and easy to learn more about your health risks and predispositions. Availability: this year (2016) rr- $10 mil to play with….. “Should you edit your children’s genes?” In the fierce debate about CRISPR gene editing, it’s time to give patients a voice. Nature | News Feature  23 February 2016 Erika Check Hayden Own Your DNA  “Having your genome sequenced doesn’t always mean you have full access to the data”.  February 23, 2016 Greg Lennon, who has over 25 years of experience as a human genome scientist, is the cofounder of SNPedia and Promethease.

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~Getting Your Own Raw Genetic Data-

‘For those who wish to enter the age of modernity with regard to personalized healthcare’.

Genetic testing cannot be used to diagnose disease. The most honest and accurate use of genetic test data is to serve as evidence as to why something might not work in your body.

“I was just living my life then all the sudden I need to be a science major don’t know if my brain can take it.”
*Billie Conger  (a forum post)
personal genome testing

23 and Me only checks for snps, not genetic mutations. A snp is simply a variance of the norm. It doesn’t cause disease but can predispose to it. A mutation is a permanent alteration in DNA sequence. To determine if you have a mutation, you would need to have mutation specific DNA testing done at a genetics lab. Superdrug has become the first retailer in the world to sell the 23andMe DNA testing kit in its stores, with the product positioned to reach as many customers as possible.
UK- 23&Me order site £99
23andMe never said they would stop selling their kits, but agreed to quit marketing Health Risk Assessments, 23andMe only reports on Ancestry Information and generates your RAW DATA.”
Jeannie Sweeney Wife, Mother, Researcher, and Blogger determined to find health and wellness, for not only her and her family, but for all those seeking it! Methyl-Nation rr oxox  Dealing with the original 23 & Me vs the changed demanded by the FTA
AncestryDNA – Frequently Asked Questions
rr another but non 23&Me system I think?

“Does anyone know if Ancestry tests the SNPs for MTHFR?”
AncestryDNA kits are on sale thru Amazon at $63.20 At that price, it’s worth it to get tested there and transferred to FTDNA even if it doesn’t have the MTHFR SNPs.  I think the raw data from will contain the MTHFR SNP’s.  The way that raw data is explained on their site, it sounds like the SNP’s for MTHFR would be contained in their raw data file. ”

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~Genetic Raw Data Manipulation-


NOTE: Getting data from a genomics testing company can be informative, it is not the same as a clinically validated test. When making medical decisions make sure any important data is from a clinically validated test
‘23andme’ download and understanding links ??

Once the FDA got involved in the 23andme website things seem to be way more complicated.  I think they have made things really hard on purpose.  I found 2 ways to get to the raw data and i am going to give you the easiest way that I found.
1.  Log into 23and me using this url address:
2. see 2 choices at the top: Browse raw data & Download Raw Data
When I tried to use the browse data, nothing that I tried worked. So I would recommend that you download your raw data. The default setting in the drop down box a little lower down on the page is ALL DNA.   You do have to specify your password to the 23andme website in the box below the box where ALL DNA is specified.  The downloaded file will be a zip file (compressed data).  Some health sites will ask for an unzipped file. Just google how to unzip the file for the operating system that is on your computer (I have a MAC) if you need help. Promethease is a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on connecting a file of DNA genotypes to the scientific findings cited in SNPedia

Biomedical researchers, healthcare practitioners and customers of DNA testing services (such as 23andMe,, FamilyTreeDNA, etc.) use Promethease to retrieve information published about their DNA variations. Most reports cost $5 and are produced in under 10 minutes. Univ of Maryland researchers
‘Talk: Promethease’ forum for the serious
Promethease glitch issues, I think?  rr

“You do need to pay for a re-run with updated info. We suggest once every ~6 months as being reasonably likely to have a few compelling differences. One of the reasons is that we don’t have your raw data file (which is deleted immediately after the Promethease report is completed). So running a new report allows you to check whether information has come along since your previous report about any of the variants that didn’t have any corresponding information before”.
10 valuable resources for those who’ve done their 23andMe FTDNA or AncestryDNA
rr details to use 23&Me with Sterlings App,
“When you use Stirling’s App it generates a 19 page categorized report on 291 of the many SNPs tested by 23andMe. The App converts your raw data to provide information on the Gene and SNP name, the SNP rsID#, links to studies about many of the SNPs, your genotype and results. The results are color coded green -/- normal, no SNP, yellow +/- heterozygous, one copy of the mutation, red +/+ homozygous, two copies of the mutation.
rr-1- great graphic ” Please take advantage of our free report and the survey results you give us will launch our research projects. If you find the free report valuable, there is a more detailed one available for only $37.”
Nerological Research Institute
rr Dr Amys’, App for raw data….unk
This report generates the results for a person who is curious about their risk for Type 2 Diabetes
What to do after you receive your Gene Results:
What does the Livewello Gene App do?

Livewello generates results for about 600,000 SNPs from almost any personal genomics company in the world. The App will basically give you health results for ALL the SNPs in your Raw Data that have rsIDs and Minor Alleles.
How does an App help with your Genetic Raw Data Results?

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~Genetic Research & Application Development-

rr- NOT RECOMENDED FOR NEWBIES Live Cell program language! “MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions to living cells.  Using this language, anyone can write a program for the function they want, such as detecting and responding to certain environmental conditions. They can then generate a DNA sequence that will achieve it.” From SNPedia Have questions?  “Reddit is a platform for communities to discuss, connect, and share in an open environment, home to some of the most authentic content anywhere online.”!forum/23andme-api
Developer Chat
GeneCards®: The Human Gene Database
GeneCards is a searchable, integrative database that provides comprehensive, user-friendly information on all annotated and predicted human genes. It automatically integrates gene-centric data from ~125 web sources, including genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, genetic, clinical and functional information.”
Short genetic variations
privacy in genetics
Wiki for genetics
Bioconductor is an open source, open development software project to provide tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data. It is based primarily on the R programming language.
The Bioconductor release version is updated twice each year, and is appropriate for most users. There is also a development version, to which new features and packages are added prior to incorporation in the release. A large number of meta-data packages provide pathway, organism, microarray and other annotations.
The Bioconductor project started in 2001 and is overseen by a core team, based primarily at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and by other members coming from US and international institutions”
Human Genome Project Information: SNPs rr WOW links page big time from human Genome Project archives  My favorites from that list:
rs90925 – linked with the warrior gene, maybe more aptly named the antisocial gene. The 2 repeat version is over-represented among violent criminals.
rs53576 – purportedly influences one’s ability to feel empathy for others, as well as an one’s ability to respond to social cues.
rs4680 – warrior vs worrier gene. Supposedly one variant of the gene increases resiliency to stress, but decreases ability to process information under most circumstances. The other has the opposite effect.
rs1800955 – adventure gene. Increased susceptibility to novel seeking behavior.

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~Genetic Glossaries & Basic Resources-

Genetics Home Reference Glossary
Comprehensive glossary, visit NIH’s
“The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms features more than 250 common genetic terms pronounced and explained in an easy-to-understand way by leading scientists and professionals at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
Snpedia glossary was last modified on 27 August 2015,

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~Genetic Articles of Value-


r;  If you want’ IN’…. here would be a good place to start reading about this new dimension that will change mankind by democratizing knowledge and human connectivity.
“Genetic Fitness May Explain Why Intelligent People Are Often Healthier”
The Centre for Epigenetic Expression is a Chiropractic think-tank.
rr- unk but looks potent, They seem to have done a summit via webinar and the talks seem on I-tunes
a short primer on how humanity’s knowledge of DNA came about.”  rr- Blog post looks useful
Let me just say that gene expression is one of my favorite areas of interest, <snip> confirms that the day-to-day choices we make have incredible impact. And we can influence gene expression to a far greater degree than anyone ever thought possible.” Mark the impact of the transition from traditional to urbanized lifestyles on the human immune system.”
MIT Technology Review article on genetic interpretation sites including Genetic Genie, Oct 19, 2014    rr xoxox
r a form of genetic testing called telomere length. Longer or not losing length seems ‘good’?

“I measure my telomere length each year and I always make sure to test the percentile of short telomeres in addition to median length. The reason we prefer to test through LifeLength™ is because they are not only one of the most reputable companies but also one of the few that measure percentile of short telomeres. It has been said that if you are in a room full of dynamite with lit fuses, do you want to know the average length of the fuses or the length of the shortest?” Public press excitement Scientific America 2011
rr: good over view about emerging hype hitting media rr has ;^>  There have been various articles mentioning that most Europeans and Asians have between 1 and 4% Neanderthal DNA. A recent discovery has found out that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred in Europe, with an unprecedented 9% of the DNA coming from Neanderthals in one of the bones discovered at the Pestera cu Oase site.
Disclaimer – by and large these are still being verified and read more like horoscopes than anything, but still fun.
rr:   Me 98 precentile = 3.1%  (ave European 2.7%)

“Read more”
rr-A Warriour with lots of mirrors
Despite the hype, DNA testing may not reveal as much about yourself as you would hope. ”
Human Genome Project Information: SNPs
rr- good

Epigenetics: Agouti mice.
his is an extremely important article
“Discoveries in epigenetics are rewriting the rules of disease, heredity, and identity”.
article about ‘ work-arounds’, since USA FDA got nervous about personalized medicine
rr seems old news but new to me, interesting

Genetic Modified GMO
rr-unk, not checked Huge number of links off anti GMO location. Great bee one with ‘honey’ in title. My husband has kept bees for 12 yrs.
USA Drs getting trained in DNA JAMA. Published online January 11, 2016 comment- “Yes, it is very interesting the see that even first year med students are being introduced to this new technology. I was at a medical clinic this morning and picked up a magazine titled “Genomes” out of curiosity. Thumbing through the articles, I quickly noticed mention of FTDNA, 23andMe and AncestryDNA in an article about family tree research and how it can also reveal health concerns.”
The augmented human being. A long discussion about genetics, genetic engineering, de-extinction and Crispr (Edge)”

The future of medicine is genetics.   rr- source unk (“The medical system is very limited in what they can and what they cannot do because the traditional medical system is based solely on scientifically proven illnesses and scientifically proven treatments and medications that have been scientifically proven to treat those illnesses. There’s no room for anything other than those specific options. They cannot use results from 23 and me because it isn’t generated by the medical system, it comes from outside the medical system.”)

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~Genetic Videos-

…our genes are not our destiny. We have immense control through lifestyle behaviors to turn some genes on and other genes off for desired physical results. Watch these videos”
‘Chromosomes, genes, and alleles (IB Biology)’ Alex Lee
“What is DNA and How Does it Work? Published on Aug 30, 2012
‘The most common SNPs (which stands for singular nucleotide polymorphisms) that are tested are C677T and A1298C.”
rr, one C677T from each parent and there is said to be for sure a 70% reduction in function and dependent on the rest of the gene mix can be very significantly expressed!
“One of the best ways to illustrate what I mean by “reprogram your genes” is to use the analogy that Duke University’s Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., uses in the following videos.”,  rr- looks great….includes three kids DNA games  from the Royal Institute In London

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~GUT its’ mysteries

“You are 99.99% genetically identical to every other human on the planet. Whereas, in terms of your gut microbiome genetic sequence, you can be 90% different from the person next to you.” April 2015 Richard Nikoley
rr- Good public consumption inrto on gut flora and fauna. 2013
rr previously popular forum on leaky gut, not recommended heading mentions candidia=(ignorance)
‘The place for all things SIBO’
The Gut Microbiome and Diet in Psychiatry: Focus on Depression, Sarah Dash; Gerard Clarke; Michael Berk; Felice N. Jacka, Opin Psychiatry. 2015;28(1):1-6.
rr unk not read, Gut Flora, looks good
Some of the most valuable tests that can help identify direct and indirect signs of a leaky gut. March 2015
Leaky Gut Syndrome: June 2014 A Modern Epidemic with an Ancient Solution? by Douglas A. Wyatt Center for Nutritional Research
Wiki on leaky gut

Chris Kresser gives a very helpful basic summary in his Gut-Brain podcast episode: “Leaky gut causes a state of chronic low grade inflammation. Then the inflammatory cytokines produced in the gut travel through the blood and they cross the blood-brain barrier. One of the problems with inflammation is that it makes the blood-brain barrier leaky so you get leaky brain. And then those inflammatory cytokines, once they get into the brain, activate the microglial cells, which are the second type of cell in the brain”.
“One of the problems is that unlike the rest of the immune system in the body that has T-regulatory cells that can turn off inflammation in the brain, the microglial cells don’t get turned off. So, when you’ve got an inflamed brain it can be really tricky to reduce that inflammation without some outside help.”

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HIT Histamine Intolerance is an intolerance of histamine ingested with food. It is caused by a deficiency of the histamine-degrading enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO) or an imbalance between histamine and DAO. As far as experts are concerned it is not normally caused by genetic factors but is an acquired disease, often identified as a secondary condition to another.

“Many, if not all, the women with mast cell activation/histamine intolerance I interact with share they have been told their symptoms are psychosomatic. Though I absolutely acknowledge there is a mind body connection and that retraining the brain will help us heal, being labelled a hypochondriac is incredibly counter productive. In my own case it caused me to dig deep into my illness, triggering ever increasing reactions and depression as I struggled to externalise the symptoms I felt so that someone, anyone, would believe I was actually sick. This led to increasing anxiety and depression symptoms as I grew more and more frustrated in the effort to be taken seriously.”
rr- quote by The Histamine Chef…..lots of T-shirts been through hell back ward and did all the drugs first. oxo
rr classic Brit style, Jazzy bells and whistles, value potential…too slow to navigate.
DIY tests rr- unk
Intro rr warrior warning, cooks with cleavage and no aprons
rr-Medications to be aware of, if avoiding histamine
Getting a diagnosis”

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“The hard part for so many of us is that we are used to dealing with high pain levels, so when we are smiling, people assume that we are not in pain. This confuses the doctors, family and friends alike.” Unk
rr rheumatoid influence on tests
“All health care starts with diet. There are over 190 articles on diet, inflammation and disease on this blog by Prof. Ayers” rr intense, not read or scanned
Cooling Inflammation

“Inflammation is the foundation for cancer and degenerative/autoimmune diseases. Small changes in diet and exercise, e.g. omega-3 oils, vitamin D, low starch, and maintaining muscle mass, can dramatically alter predisposition to disease and aging, and minimize the negative impact of genetic risks. Based on my experience in biological research, I am trying to explain how the anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle combat disease. 190 more articles at”

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~Logs, ‘Aid-de-memoirs’- Print Outs
rr- As it say rather primitive print out paper log
(‘Apps’ links reviews coming soon)
“There is now a new, particularly user-friendly food intolerance app for histamine, lactose and gluten intolerances. The intelligent navigation is simple to use and provides rapid information – thanks to the easy-to-understand traffic-light system:
Search alphabetically or by food category
Set your personal tolerance level for individual foods

  • Single view with intolerances at a glance
  • Only display tolerated foods using the filter function
    The app’s special feature: it can be tailored completely individually to the needs and preferences of the user, because it lets you give your own assessment of each food. The food classifications are based on details from the SIGHI – the Swiss Histamine Intolerance Interest Group.”

rr; I use this and trust it. It is a bit over the top with color, but then I am selective about getting to much stimulation when trying to learn visually. It is a valuable tool and friend!
“The app Food intolerances is a tool intended to help everybody who has been diagnosed of food intolerances. It covers a wide field of different subjects:
Histamine intolerance and Mastocytosis (histamine content of foods, histamine liberators and DAO inhibitors)
Fructose malabsorption (considers content of fructose and sorbitol, fructose/glucose ratio and problematic fibers, i.e. fructooligosaccharides)
Sorbitol intolerance
Lactose intolerance
Salicylate or aspirin intolerance
Gluten intolerance.

You can purchase the App on the iTunes Appstore for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The Android version is available at the Google Playstore in all EU countries, US and Australia.”
rr This is the one I use the most and is Loaded with info. (But then I am newly CD ( May 2015, age 63) and hunting additional foods and struggling a lot.)
When on a single food page there is a tiny arrow (top right corner of the window) takes you to a three options menu for:
a wiki food page on the same food, pics included.

  • to sources for the info, ie documentation!
  • And to an open note page to make your own notes on your relations to that food.
rr unk “This mobile food and symptoms diary enables you to track down food intolerances such as lactose, histamine or sorbitol intolerance, fructose malabsorption or food allergies. It can also be used to figure out your personal threshold (tolerance level) for different foods once a diagnosis has been made. The app contains neither advertisements nor any hidden costs such as in-app purchases.”

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~Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
(anything broadly related)

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
Dr. Matthew Helbert Consultant Immunologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary (MCAS) is a recently defined condition which causes severe allergic-like symptoms.

mastocytosis (mas-to-sy-TOE-sis)
rr- good
rr THE most potential for knowledge I have found so far for chronic mysteries
Proposal to est guidelines for MCDS (MCAS) 2012
Mast Cells, rr seems British source

“In mast cell there are only 6 rules “
1) Mast cells (in mast cell conditions ) open more easily than normal to triggers . These triggers can be anything
2) The activated mast cells put out chemicals . Some stored some fresly made
3) These chemicals cause symptoms – either close by or travel in the blood ,activate nerves or pass into the brain
4 )Medications control these chemicals -the release , acting or being made
5) Mast cell breaks all other rules and learns new tricks
6) We are all individual in our mix of symptoms , meds and triggers .
rr Female GP, who is suffers from celiac….blog string esp MCAS
same very clued-up DR’s, blog entry
rr concise and good, Valuable (possibly the most ‘trending’ modern stuff I am getting into Jul 2015 ‘r’)
urine sulfate test stripe-rr Amazon will not send to UK
Canada’s’ Mastocytosis Society
rr- Extra ordinary webinar, given to an interest group, (skip to the Greek accent) Sadly horrible audio!
rr Warrior private www site, books etc
“The purpose of this review is to discuss the role of mast cells in food allergy and allergic asthma. ► Classically in allergy mast cells are regarded as pro-inflammatory effector cells. ► Mast cells have also emerged as modulators of allergic sensitization and down-regulators of allergic inflammation. ► Mast cells fulfill a Yin Yang role in allergy. ” 2011
UK MASTOCYTOSIS SUPPORT GROUP Providing Support for All Mast Cell Conditions -.dpuf
“DAO-Inhibitors- Many agents in medicaments have the negative effect that they are diamine oxidase inhibitors or inhibitors of other histamine degrading enzymes. They have to be avoided where ever possible according to the agreement with your physician”

“Dr. Theoharides, the Director of the Molecular Immunopharmacology & Drug Discovery Laboratory, has put out quite a lot of research”.  rr-To put it mildly!  A maverick with an ax to grind.  But bless him was one of the first places I found myself and clearly in print.  “……endogenous histamine released by mast cells.  “My interview with Harvard trained psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede covers a subject dear to my heart: the role of diet and histamine in depression, anxiety and much more. Having been misdiagnosed for decades with anxiety, depression, bipolar, cyclothemia, borderline personality, schizophrenic episodes, amongst others, I have experienced first hand how diet can cause or alleviate their symptoms”.  rr- very good, Dr Ede will be very well know!
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source unk; MTHFR is a gene that acts like a switch, turning various processes in the body either on or off. MTHFR or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase takes folate and methylates it into methylfolate. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is one of the most important functions in the body.

“Lately MTHFR has become a buzzword, tied closely with neurological disorders like Autism. The statistics cannot be ignored, 98% of children with Autism have an MTHFR genetic mutation which inhibits their ability to turn folate into methylfolate efficiently. Beyond this, between 40%-50% of Americans have some sort of MTHFR dysfunction, inhibiting the methylation cycle and causing a countless variety of health conditions”

“Independent researchers, doctors, and even patients are researching, writing articles, creating podcasts, and uploading their presentations to YouTube about MTHFR and methylation. But much if not most of their information is unpublished. Many of these people researching don’t even hold a degree in the field. So what happens when you start throwing acronyms such as methylation and MTHFR all over the place while looking at these seemingly overly complex diagrams? People, physicians, and even scientists may be quick to call this activity unscientific and alternative medicine quackery. Something that looks overly complicated (like quantum physics) that seems to have suddenly appear out of nowhere must fall in this category, right?
Welcome to the 21st century. When science doesn’t do their job or is underfunded, independent researchers, doctors, and patients will step up to the plate. Researching isn’t just for those sitting in their Ivory Tower anymore. It’s becoming hugely collaborative.” source unk

” It’s entirely possible your doctor may not know much about the MTHFR gene mutations and that you’ll have to do a little educating. In the medical field, it takes about 18 years for something to become ‘known practice’ and these two defects are a relatively recent discovery (1995 for variant 677 and 2001 for variant 1298)” source unk.
“One of the unexpected benefits of the Human Genome Project has been to help connect the dots when it comes to seemingly unrelated physical and emotional ailments.”
Cardiologist James Roberts rr- OX not for newbies
hang in there till the last part!!
rr* genetic speak, not for the shy, sadly no idea of source.
enormous links page just related to MTHFR
Dr Neil Rawlins – MTHFR – Sept 2011 hr 4 part video
rr- First impression not sophisticated. ‘Dr’ ? likely not MD
The MTHFR Gene Mutations as Connected To Chronic Illness:
Part 1
Free book download: Pathways to RecoveryFeel Good Nutrigenomics: Your roadmap to health by Amy Yasko PhD, ND. book, particularly for those new to this field of study.
Heartfixer: Dr. Roberts MD, an interventional cardiologist<
Richard Van Konynenburg PhD (RIP)
Carolyn Ledowsky is a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist. She has a busy practice in Northbridge in Sydney. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University, a Bachelor of Naturopathy, A Bachelor of herbal medicine and has recently completed a course on Genes and the Human Condition through the University of Maryland and is currently studying Gentics and Evolution through Duke University in the US.”
rr absolutely first class, highly recommended!$%7Bweburl%7D
“Dr Konynenburg…..He has studied chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for the past 15 years. In 2007, he proposed a hypothesis for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of CFS, called the “Glutathione Depletion—Methylation Cycle Block” hypothesis.”

Mother Isles “There is great info that I find most helpful. Look up on Facebook (just to name a few):

Dr Ben Lynch

MTHFR Gene Mutation

MTHFR C677T Homozygous

MTHFR Compound Hererozygous

MTHFR vitamin swap

Magnesium Advocacy Group

Histamine Healing (Mast Cells and MCAD)

Pernicious Anaemia/B12 Deficiency – Support Group”
‘Quacks and the MTHFR gene mutation’ Nov 2015
rr NEGITIVE view, but difficult to understand the motive?
Dubious MTHFR genetic mutation testing’ June 2015
rr NEGITIVE even rawer hate, pretty wild and very few attacked.
This person needs a life! A recent article shows that proper methylation prolongs life, lowering ALL CAUSE mortality. In other words, no matter what you will eventually pass away from, you will live longer if methylation is functioning properly! This is a pivotal article in realizing how critical even minimal support is for EVERY single person.”
rr- testing by post

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The Microbiome Reddit  “the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic microorganisms that literally share our body space.” This term was originally coined by Joshua Lederberg, who argued the importance of microorganisms inhabiting the human body in health and disease.

The human body contains over 10 times more microbial cells than human cells, although the entire microbiome only weighs about 200 grams (7.1 oz), with some weight estimates ranging as high as 3 pounds (approximately 48 ounces or 1,400 grams). Some consider it to be a “newly discovered organ” since its existence was not generally recognized until the late 1990s and it is understood to potentially have overwhelming impact on human health.[8] Modern DNA sequencing techniques have enabled researchers to find the majority of these microbes, since the majority of them cannot be cultured in a lab using current techniques.

The human microbiome may be implicated in auto-immune diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and perhaps some cancers. Common obesity might also be aggravated by a poor mix of microbes in the gut. Since some of the microbes in our body can modify the production of neurotransmitters known to be found in the brain, we may also find some relief for schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and other neuro-chemical imbalances.

Microbiomes are being characterized in many other environments as well, including soil, seawater and freshwater systems. It is believed that endosymbiosis originally gave rise to more complex organisms, and continued to play a fundamental role in guiding their evolution and expansion into new niches. The microbes being discussed are generally non-pathogenic (do not cause disease unless they grow abnormally); they exist in harmony and symbiotically with their hosts.

Researchers have learned that much of the population of microbes found in the human body are not bacteria but a very old class of single-celled organisms called archaea. Depressed? Go Play in the Dirt by Ker Than  April 2007 March 2006 “War on Bacteria is Wrongheaded” by Christopher Wanjek   gut biome video rr-fabulous “Rewild” Paperback – 4 Aug 2015 About the Author ‘Jeff Leach is the Founder of the not-for-profit Human Food Project and Co-Founder of the American Gut Project – the largest open-source, crowd funded microbiome project in the world. His research has been published in numerous journals including the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nature, Journal of Field Archaeology, Current Research in the Pleistocene, Journal of Archaeological Science, British Journal of Nutrition, and numerous others. His research has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and he has written opinion pieces about health and nutrition for the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle. His work among the Hadza was recently profiled in the prestigious journal Science and in several television programs and an upcoming PBS documentary.’!3652!3!75265048346!b!!s!!%2Bmicrobiome&ef_id=VmRzjwAABblZFwwl:20160309222844:s

Video: Bringing bacteria out of hiding: Understanding the microbiome. Dr. Watts, the co-director of the Genomics Shared Service at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, focuses on understanding the human microbiome and its role in disease onset and progression. In particular, they are employing 16S RNA sequencing to help correctly identify all of the bacteria present in individuals with diabetic foot ulcers.” rr unk

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Electro smog- Calif
personal protection for electro magnetic pollution?
“Reduce EMF and RF (wireless) to protect children, communities, and nature”
rr- claimed to be evidence report
Tech/Media Literacy ‘Experience L!fe’ ‘The no -Gimmicks. No -Hype Health & Fitness Magazine r looks real relevant!
Lyme disease-Kids, Conn. USA

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The process of acute inflammation
from Cindy Bitangcor
UK- “There are Two Gupta Programme Packages to Help You Recover from ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, MCS, EHS, GWS & Anxiety Disorders: All packages include the DVD Home Study Course, FREE Worldwide delivery, the 3 Month Coaching Webinar series, and access to Member’s Area and Forum. “

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“Probiotics are defined as “live micro-organisms that when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host” (World Health Organisation, 2001). Probiotics are traditionally used to restore the balance of the intestinal microflora which can become unbalanced due to illness, stress, age, travelling, or the use of medication such as antibiotics. It is important to note that the effects are strain specific and cannot be regarded as general for the various probiotics.”  rr- Wiki (I think)
rr-forum posts on soil based probitoics

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Published research et al’, the big boys:

Duke Searchable Plant Database

rr -Seems excellent research site, useful-but hard to navigate…..can’t find the hm pg! hung off a cheap host, but potentially valuable for cking qualities of single foods.

RxList Prescription Drug Database
“The Internet Drug Index”
rr unk- seems like a PDR, lots of ads! related to WEB-med (?) United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
The Royal Institute, London
rr OXOX “The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country’s major providers of postgraduate medical education.  Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.”
rr WOW DR Rhonda
The World’s #1 Natural Health Website
rr scanned only. Seems location ‘cloud’ like with anyone puts up their presentation more or less free-source?? But not sure.
a n
Private Line compiles the latest news headlines relating to the telecommunications industry. Our News section sifts through recent web-posts and extracts important current reports that you may have overlooked. Subscribe to the News Feed and stay informed. ”
Medical Dictionary- Merriam Webster’s
Understanding Medical Terms, various/extensive wiseGEEK is a very straightforward website. Our team of writers, researchers, and editors provide clear answers for a wide variety of common questions. Our topics cover a wide range of topics from business to technology, and automobiles to food. At wiseGEEK, we are constantly adding to our list of answers, so check back often for new clear answers to common questions!

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A little about MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities)

“Non-food related chemical sensitivities are called MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) and occur when a person reacts, sometimes extremely seriously, to various chemicals in the environment around them. The reaction can be brought on by any chemical that the person has come into contact with (it does not necessarily have to have skin contact). Such things as perfumes, plastics, carpets, paint, and cleaning products are just a few examples of things that might cause a reaction in someone with MCS.

People who have a food sensitivity (such as a salicylate sensitivity) will sometimes have or develop MCS. One reason for this is that the problem food/chemical (i.e. salicylate) may be used in the manufacturing process of various products. This can cause a serious problem for people with salicylate sensitivity.
It is best to limit your exposure to salicylates, fragrances, and chemicals as much as possible in order to avoid unwanted reactions.”
‘The skin is the body’s primary barrier against physical insults and microbial pathogens. It represents a unique environment in which cells of the immune system interact with skin cells to maintain tissue homeostasis and induce immune responses. Diverse and functionally specialized subsets of cells of the immune system sense and respond to infection or various barrier breaches to activate an immune response and eventually return to homeostasis. However, deregulated immune responses can also cause skin disorders such as psoriasis. This animated video introduces the environment and key participants in skin immunity in the steady state and disease.’ Animation by Arkitek Scientific.

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~Supplements, dietary

Compounding pharmacists
“Commercial medications and supplements are generally a minefield for people with food intolerance, because they can contain so many ingredients that may cause adverse effects. If you can’t find a preparation to suit you, you can ask a compounding pharmacist to make a preparation to your specifications.”

rr- Not popular yet in Britain, but there are some, usually the ones doing Bio-Identical hormones. More when I have time.

unk rr ? The glutamine connection interests me due to my positive experiences with a ketogenic diet, which speeds up the conversion of glutamate, where as the A1298C variant of the MTHFR mutation ‘results in an alanine substitution (versus a glutamine)

“Dec 6, 2011 Dr. Andrew W. Saul, formerly Assistant Editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, is Editor-in-Chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. He was on the faculty of the State University of New York for nine years, and taught nutrition, health science and cell biology at the college level. <snip> talking about the media’s ridiculous scare tactics about using vitamins. <snip> These results are being ignored by the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Saul believes death rates would be cut down by ½ if people were eating properly and getting the required nutrients. We discuss the specifics of a proper diet, vitamin therapy and doctoring yourself. Also, we talk about medicine as a belief system.”
rr Pro vits, with factoids-research! Jan 21, 2015 rr ‘Snake Oil’ goes posh!  recommended to be ‘watched’ above-Sample ‘leader’, from a lightly veiled sales www offering to ans questions related to nutrition. Seems potentially sort of encyclopedia resource for the signing up for free access. Clever sales front!  Stunningly deep factoid pages per single supplement, with ‘research’ back up for nutritional support products….. I assume they also sell?  My interest was they have an ‘ask’ option and I will see how responsive that is.  They do seem to have a ‘quack watch’ sort of ‘nay-say’ set of articles which can only be good!  IMO ‘It’ all seems like the ‘streamlined-young-smart-healthy-careful, to research crowd’.  More power to them (Depending on who’s stuff they are selling?)
 HERBAL “There is currently no accrediting body in the United States that governs herbal education or herbalism. The exception would be licensure as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. <snip> KP Khalsa’s program is said to be very good and he has exceptional experience as a clinician, a consultant and as an industry leader. He is also very technical and chemistry/science based in his approach (my opinion of course). There is David Winston’s program with is also very thorough, clinical in its approach, and includes non-Western modalities. He is also an industry leader with significant experience running his own large company. Also if you want to take an Aryuvedic approach there is Sebastian Pole from the UK of Pukka Herbs So again there is no “professional certification” as there is no accrediting body”  Dec 31, 2015 rr-not fully read, British and seems valuable warning about prescription med

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~SKEPTICS and or ‘Hardcores’
(the narrow minded)

The Nattering Nabobs of Negativism, come out of the woodwork over the “dangers”. 

rr- important to always not get attached to a perception with out carefully weighting the options.  When in poor health and very desirous of change it is far to easy to attach oneself to a new piece of information.
rr- skeptics with their evidence
rr- commercial sites page about, misleading testing products, popular in the alternative Market
“The Quackometer” believed to be exceptional tech about cell phones

Huge amount of links, these might be hardcore in stead of skeptics Top 10 Biggest Biopharma Marketing Fines: 2014 Edition, Making false claims about your products not only doesn’t pay—it can cost you a lot of money.
Biotech Gallery
“Vani Hari (Food Babe): Does inability to understand science of food make one an expert on GMOs and chemicals?”  September 1, 2015 rr- another putting someone with a lot of attention in ‘there place’??  big deal and I have not been following the uproar. But my is she pretty and popular.
rr-New York Times Best-Selling Author skeptic…. about a fad foodista Her??? “It is our goal at Modern Life Survivalist to help you survive the dangers of modern life, exposing conspiracies and fallacies of conventional medical and pop knowledge. We will continue to spread truth based on various personal accounts, references to the teachings of those we respect, and unbiased research.  We talk about our struggles with food sensitivities, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), black mold allergies and exposure, and EMF sensitivities that modern life has ungraciously bestowed upon us. It is truly a wake up call to undergo chronic illness, and no one should have to wait for it to happen to them before switching to a healthier lifestyle!”  rr-unk, hint = noticed of fundamental religious bent???  “The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.”  rr-unk
“Mad in America’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for remaking psychiatric care in the United States (and abroad). We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change.  Our non-profit organization promotes such change in two ways:  (1) We publish a webzine,,
(2) We run Mad In America Continuing Education.
rr-This looks really powerful and full of potential. “  rr-unk but very interested in studying the content.

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*tech/gadgets etc
Irlen Spectral Filters® are individualized, precision-tinted lenses that filter out the offensive wavelengths of light, allowing the brain to process visual information correctly.
Irlen Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests.    video interview on Irlen   rr-sleep rather sleeplessness: “The Zeo Sleep Manager Pro system consists of a lightweight true EEG brainwave monitor “pod” which snaps onto a replaceable and adjustable headband” rr-Very interesting! ……..  SXSW is a popular techie conference famed for breaking out hit consumer apps like Twitter and Foursquare  rr-NY Times, write up on Techie Conf – SXSW What is Beeminder? It’s reminders with a sting! Or, goal-tracking with teeth. Mind anything you can graph — weight, pushups, to-do tasks completed — by replying with data when Beeminder prompts you. Or connect with a service (like Fitbit or RescueTime) to report automatically. We plot your progress on a Yellow Brick Road to your goal. Keep all your datapoints on the road and Beeminder will always be free. Go off the road and you (literally) pay the price.  rr unk
rr Video Production as it; ‘will be’! serious folks
rr easiest of mob/cell phones. IE a ‘grandma telephone’ 45 Life-Changing iPhone and iPad Apps for People with Brain Injury The BrainLine team sifted through many resources to collect this list of iPhone, iTouch, and iPad apps that could be useful to people with a brain injury — and their families and caregivers. February 25, 2016 Issue
New York times book Reviews about digital addictions. “We Are Hopelessly Hooked”, Jacob Weisberg
This website is about magnets and your health. Can a magnet really treat pain and muscle ache? We give balanced contrast between hype and truth.
Magnetic Fact, Fiction and Pain Relief
Magnet Geometry
Faraday Currents
Lorentz Forces
Cell Membrane
Medical Research

Rick Willisam, “Ricia If you live outside of a big city, I wouldn’t worry much about EMF radiation. The most dangerous source in your house will be the microwave oven. Always stay at least 6 feet away when the oven is working. Most EMF sources fall off by the inverse square of the distance. So, the radiation will be 36 times less if you stand 6 feet away, rather than right in front. That also applies to the WiFi router on your computer, if you have one. Mount it as far away from your computer desk as convenient. Lucky me, I have a smart electric meter on the side of my house that transmits electricity usage to the local power company. Right in front of the meter, the radiation can be fairly strong, although it is pulsed and highly intermittent. On the backside, the radiation is rated at about 10% of the forward value. The chicken wire within the walls of my house acts as a partial shield, dropping the danger further. To be safe, I have hung a large picture on the wall directly behind the meter. On the back of the picture, I have attached aluminum foil as a further screen. So now, most of the radiation is bounced away from my house. Don’t tell my neighbor. Of course, his house is some distance from mine.”
‘…..headband can be paired with multiple devices Real-time audio and visual feedback helps you train.
Data views help you track your progress over time 7 sensors and 5 hours of continuous battery life MicroUSB port (cable included) and LED indicator”
rr unk “For VDR Taq, some doctors are reporting great success with Narrowband UVB light therapy. They have reported that it really opens up detox pathways.” “(start out slow: 20sec 2x/week for 2 weeks, then increase to 30sec 2x/week for 2 weeks, then 40s, 50s, 60s… alternate/rotate parts of the body exposed each time)” rr- novel therapy

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rr – Why would you need to run a Genetics test?
rr commercial source
rr- testing by post

Genetic testing cannot be used to diagnose disease. The most honest and accurate use of genetic test data is to serve as evidence as to why something might not work in your body.

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TSH – Why It’s Useless–videos.html#TSH
rr links pg-only, off
includes location of ‘good to give Drs’, ligit info
REALLY serious stuff. Note esp UK not able to test properly at GP level!!
rr excellent thyroid illustration

“Thyroid Madness Definition according to many reported patient experiences: Treating most hypothyroid patients with T4-only meds; offering no options. Dosing solely by the TSH and the total T4, or using the outdated “Thyroid Panel”. Prescribing anti-depressants in lieu of evaluating and treating the free T3. Telling thyroid patients that desiccated natural thyroid is “unreliable”, “inconsistent”, “dangerous” or “outdated”. Making labwork more important than the hypo symptoms which scream their presence. Failing to see the OBVIOUS symptoms of poorly treated thyroid, and instead, recommending a slew of other tests and diagnoses.” unk

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~New- anything I have not figured out a place for yet!
‘Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.’
rr rare diseases support Analysis Essay “Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis?”
BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 13 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3725 USA Social Security Administration, 800-772-1213 FREE “The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country’s major providers of postgraduate medical education.  Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.”
What really happens when you mix medications? Mar 2016 Russ Altman “I’m an informatics and data science guy.”








‘Doing’ is Hard!

Blogging about an entirely different subject, being HEALTHY as possible.
‘Inflammation’, and all that goes with it, is what my effort to join blog-sphere is about.

If you are overwhelmed and scared for yourself (or someone you are the one better-able to search for knowledge for,) I will do my best to make sure there are pointers for those ‘beginning a journey’ to something (?) at least more consistent and hopefully better! Some of us have lots of ‘chapters’ under our belts and it is them I want to write to.

The headings to these links possibly look all over the place, topic wise! That is ‘the tribes’ that I belong to and they are growing fast. Those human groupings of suffers ie ‘tribes’ are in my opinion groupings do to the cost of ‘modern (sic) living through better chemistry’! I hope folks will see convergence of their own issue they are struggling with as I have discovered. And depending on their own lead-in aspect find useful directions they may not yet have known were VERY related!

I have hunted nearly 40+ years. wanting to just be more able than I seemed to be compared to everyone else. My issues are small compared to everyone else. But when they dominate my life and force me to not participate in average life they become very big to me and those around me.

Long isolated folks like myself, seem to me to have jumped into cyber world as soon as it materialized. I am 63 and got on line in 1993, but very very slowly! My mind style understands quick but I learn slowly and get frustrated easily so a girl geek I a not! I do not want to do social media and this blog and what I want to ‘share’ is a big step.

I was not expecting to crash AGAIN, but life demands we learn and but my direction has changed to very serious research in the fast evolving area of sensitivities. I keep saying how pleased I am science has caught up with me! And am so newly hopeful I have become my own ‘warrior’! Encourage me if you can.

I hasten to add I believe the health industry and esp ‘big-pharma’ (meaning the medication industry) seriously needs new venues/’conditions’ to design adjunctitive preparations to sell into. Making money from those suffering pain is an age old industry!

I am keen to also warn about what I will call ‘snake oil’, (a popular American colloquialism referring to health products sold by early traveling sales men traveling by horse and wagon and sold to gathering street crowds in very early America. Snake Oil must have been one of the claimed ingredients… but the name stuck to represent all the things that simply were hokum (could not exist!) Snakes are not oily! So snake oil is intended to mean a nostrum-(good for you) concocted, fantastical, a too good to be true something, then sold by hucksters to the gullible. ‘Think’ QVC-televised Home Shopping Network! Good sales machine- moving fast, profit motivated and no accountability after the sale!

As you will see this my own ‘new chapter’, is linked to the www of my primary passion. If my intentions play out ok, hopefully I can gather up and arrange what I can locate and contribute as a sharing source for those hunting for similar support.

I am ‘hot on the trail of’ (very seriously researching!) Mast Cells research and somewhat genetics. FYI a very personal disclosure: Sometimes I think I have been disbelieved so much I want anything concrete to ‘shove in the face’ of those who could not be kind when I really could have used just a little encouragement!

The need for this blog at all is Family my own or others like me! I am finding the particular symptoms I read, fitting the wide varieties of my mothers extended family relatives suffer! And boy is that validating too! Just maybe some kinfolks will be interested or their lives not blighted by treating symptoms with further seriously damaging medications. Perhaps young women in my family can know them selves sooner and be more fulfilled rather than struggle with their lack of strength.

Being one of the Invisible Disabled, who fears slipping further into a disabled old age or no old age! I am delighted at science catching up with the likes of me and the rest of us TOO sensitives. Now we are being called ‘cyberchondriacs’ and ‘worried well’. I think because we also are often smart enough to not be compliant so as to as accepting well meaning damage. ARE well out of ‘test’ range. And we are determined to keep hope to help ourselves by our own effort. I am of the belief that we and our passion for BETTER can drive change.

Doing is hard. Talk is cheap. We all have choice, use IT!

Talk Is Cheap

My Daddy always said ..’Talk is Cheap’.
meaning the same thing as ‘Castles in the Air’, ‘Blue sky thinking’, … it is easy to dream and hope to do beneficial things.

Anyone who personally know me has heard me use my favorite excuse for not accomplishing more when I say:

I have better intentions than time management.

My intention is that this, my first blog, (as and when I am able) will be used to post info I personally would have liked to have had sooner than I discovered it in hopes it is useful to anyone else.

This is to be a location for compiling my notes.  The sort of information that if it ‘grows all the way up’ will possibly be moved to pages of its own elsewhere on the site.

So to get it out into cyber space to You from me … if you’re what Brits call, ‘dead keen’ or I have suggested to look in Here for what I personally have suggested you look up,
here we go ….

(The above caveats are simply that I have been rather judgmental about other blogs having a flurry of posts and dribbling off.  When I am able and full of power these may have wildly varying dates, and I admit it now.  Like I said my intentions are fabulous, but then there is LIFE outside my head!)