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1. What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)? also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
2. Is Coconut Sugar Good for You?
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How to Reverse Cavities Naturally & Heal Tooth Decay
4. What to do if you know you will eat too many carbs?

 

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What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

CRPS or RSD are terms commonly used to describe severe pain and burning in an upper or lower limb or body part following an injury.

It starts with a burning pain and stiffness in an arm or leg at the site of an injury, but then extends beyond the original injury.  The pain is out of proportion to the injury. 

The injury can be the result of something minor such as a sprain or small laceration or after major trauma, surgery, crush injuries, fractures, pressure on a nerve, and radiation therapy.

The Cause 

Research done and published in the Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine* shows this pain to result from injuries to the nervous system.

With RDS or CRPS, these nerve injuries many change the way nerve impulses are sent, causing a "short circuit".

When the sheathing of the nerve cells are damaged or degenerate due to the injury, the signals being transmitted are scrambled, resulting in your body receiving signals that are interpreted as numbness, heat, cold, tingling, pain, etc.

This s similar to an electrical wire that is covered with insulation and the insulation is beginning to crumble.  Without insulation, the unprotected wire will start short-circuiting.  

RSD shows up as one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Burning pain in the limbs

  • Feeling of cold, burning or pain in the hands, feet or legs

  • Extreme sensitivity to touch, even a light touch 

The pain is often worse at night. 

Can these nerves become healthy again? 

It has been known for some time that increased levels of Thiamine (vitamin B1) in the blood stream are very effective in building healthy nerves. Unfortunately, the oral intake of vitamin B1 does not greatly increase the levels of B1 in the blood stream. 

Previously, the way that blood stream levels of B1 were increased was through periodic intravenous feeding or through injections every few weeks.

The reason that injections have to be used is that thiamine (sometimes spelled Thiamine) like all the B vitamins, is water-soluble.  Thiamine cannot be stored in the body and flushes out within 4 to 5 hours. 

Oral intake of Thiamine over 5 mg. results in greatly reduced absorbability, and is flushed right out of the body (this is why urine frequently turns yellow when taking larger dosage of B vitamins).

Additionally, thy symptoms have been found to be made worse by insufficient amounts of B12 in the body.

Vitamin B12 supports the sheathing that protects nerve cells and has shown in studies to promote the regeneration and growth of nerve cells.

In the past, it has been difficult to remedy the B12 deficiency.   The reason for this is that, while vitamin B12 is readily stored by the body, it is not readily absorbed by the body.

For this reason much larger amounts have been used in supplementation, but even large oral dosages have not been an adequate solution.

The most common type of vitamin B12 used in supplements is called Cyanocobalamin.  Taking Cyanocobalamin can result in absorption of as little as 1/2 of 1% of the amount taken, which makes it almost impossible to get enough of this vitally important vitamin.

In addition, to the very low absorption, the body must convert the Cyanaocobalamin (which cannot be used by the body) to a form of vitamin B12 the body can use called Methylcobalamin.

Unfortunately, as the body gets older, it loses this ability to convert Cyanocobalamin to Methylcobalamin.

For the above reasons, as people get older, many physicians recommend regular monthly injections of vitamins B12 to maintain adequate body levels or to replenish greatly depleted stores of this vital nutrient. 

A Remedy for this Problem: 

You might have heard of the new type of vitamin B1 being produced, called Benfotiamine. It is a fat-soluble version of vitamin B1. What does this mean?  It means this new form of vitamin B1 can be taken orally in large dosages and it will not flush out of the body the way ordinary Thiamine (vitamin B1) does.

The result is that by taking Benfotiamine the blood stream levels of vitamin B1 can now be greatly increased, nutritionally supporting the body to build healthy nerves.

Also available is Methylcobalamine (called Methyl B12). This is the form of vitamin B12 that can be directly utilized by the body and is available in the quantities nutritionally needed by the body. Methyl B12 can be taken orally and is immediately available to the body much like injectible vitamin B12.

Where can I find these supplements?

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Read what are healthy nerves and what is needed to improve their health 

 

 

 

Coconut Sugar

Coconut sugar is a natural sweetener that may be more expensive than regular granulated sugar, but it’s worth it since it yields some tremendous benefits that make it a much better choice than many other sweetener options. Read More about it.

Is Coconut Sugar Good for You?

 

 

 

How to Reverse Cavities Naturally & Heal Tooth Decay

This is not something your dentist told you about. I was so surprised the first time I found this information. But here it is again and is something you should read.

And if you want to handle bacteria already in your mouth Gum Diseae including Periodontal Disease

Healing Cavities

 

 

Eating too Many Carbs - A Simple Yet Effective Way To Normalize Blood Sugar & Insulin Spikes After Eating a High Carbohyrdrate Meal

Yes, the Holidays are here and with them lots of carbs and sugar.

This information is offered as a solution for those times when a diabetic, because of social reasons, a party, or special occasion, will be eating more carbohydrates than would normally be eaten.

A study done in Sweden in 2001 showed that blood sugar spikes were held in check when pickles preserved in vinegar were consumed immediately after a high-carbohydrate breakfast. Earlier Swedish research indicated that vinegar might help control blood sugar spikes.

In his book The Diabetes Improvement Program, Patrick Quillin, Ph.D., states the following:

“Real vinegar has not been filtered or pasteurized, and is rich in organic acids, pectin (soluble fiber), and acetic acid, all of which help to slow down the emptying of the stomach. This simple ‘detour’ for the digestion of food creates a slowdown in dumping glucose into the bloodstream. A meal with 2 tablespoons of vinegar can slow gastric emptying rate by 30% and drop blood glucose peaks by 30%.”

“Recipes for salad dressing with flax oil and vinegar not only taste great but can dramatically improve overall health by lowering rises in blood glucose. Red wine vinegar works best at this.”

As a result of the earlier research, Carol S. Johnston, Ph.D., from the Department of Nutrition at Arizona State University, created a study to put vinegar to the test on three groups of subjects: ten type 2 diabetics, 11 subjects who showed symptoms of pre-diabetic insulin resistance, and eight subjects with normal insulin sensitivity. None of the subjects were taking any diabetes medications.

Subjects were randomly assigned to consume the apple cider vinegar or a placebo drink. Two minutes later, each subject ate a meal consisting of a white bagel with butter and a glass of orange juice, containing approximately 90 grams of total carbohydrates. Blood samples were collected before the meal, and 30 minutes and 60 minutes after the meal.

Dr. Johnston and her team reported several significant results:

  • Each of the three groups had improved glucose and insulin profiles following meals that started with the vinegar drink
  • In subjects with type 2 diabetes who drank vinegar, blood glucose levels were cut by about 25 percentcompared to diabetics who drank placebo
  • In subjects with pre-diabetic conditions (insulin resistant) who drank vinegar, blood glucose levels were cut by nearly HALF compared to pre-diabetics who drank placebo

And here's the most surprising result: Pre-diabetic subjects (insulin resistant) who drank vinegar actually had lower blood glucose levels than subjects with normal insulin sensitivity who also drank vinegar.

Dr. Johnston notes that vinegar dietary supplements may not be useful for managing glucose and insulin spikes associated with meals as they don't contain acetic acid [ acetic acid: a colorless acid with a pungent odor that is the main component of vinegar ] — the key ingredient she feels is responsible for vinegar's effectiveness.

Apple cider vinegar is another vinegar that works well. It is recommended that the typical apple cider vinegar product carried by large grocery chains carry be avoided. Instead, look for raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, usually available at many health food stores.

To make a quantity of your own salad dressing just mix one part oil (or water) to two parts vinegar. Condiments such as garlic and/or onion powder, salt and pepper, should be added to taste.

Three tablespoons of this type of salad dressing will supply you with the two tablespoons of vinegar needed for the above results.

 

 

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