I just wanted to share that after taking A LOT of supplements to chelate my amalgams, I figured that my heart pounding panic attacks were permanent. I had tried all of the amino acids but the erratic pounding continued.
I only took niacin because it helped my body with the iodoral and it was probably a few weeks before I realized that my panic attacks ended completely.
I took THE FLUSHING niacin and I started with a low dosage and increased as much as I could tolerate. I started at 50mg to start and eventually was taking 2000mg twice a day for a total of 4000mg. keep in mind when your body adjusts you don't even flush unless you take it without food.
Niacin helped my anxiety. (caused either by adrenal fatigue, hypothyroid, mercury or candida or abit of all imabalances! )
I only ever took one massive dose of 750mg, flushed like hell all over my body (what an experience! Sunburn anyone?! lol) but the next day i felt a shift in my anxiety - which, at the time was ragggggginnnnng. I felt so confident i was prepared to socialise hahaa..
Because of the severe flushing effects i didn't do it again for a while. The next time i just removed some of the niacin from the capsule, dabbed abit on the underside of my tongue - and still flushed.
I'll have to try to do it reallllly slowly - take small doses and build it up.
I have wondered if the non-flushing niacin works equally aswell for anxiety? Non-flush doesn't have the good cholesterol boosting benefits that the full flush sort does...but not sure if that 'component' of niacin is the very stuff which helps anxiety?
p.s. There is very compelling evidence and clinical results from the psychology field that schizophrenia, panic disorder etc are indeed a result of chronic DEFICIENCY of nutrients/minerals, with Niacin being frequently supplemented with amazing success.
It's a chicken/egg scenario - Many in mainstream are of the belief the mind somehow 'goes wrong' - then the body exhibits symptoms, while the other side of the fence are gaining results with treating imbalances of the body, which alongside such treatment produces amazing mental/psychological health.
If i had to bat for either team - i'd opt for the latter.. personal experience aswell as many years of research has shifted me to belief also that a depleted/toxic/infected/imbalanced body leads to an imbalanced mind-set.
Yes Penelope - i have read that many places during my research on candida as anxiety is a symptoms i have. It's mainly caused by an acetaldehyde build-up which is released from the candida...as far as i understand it.
Anxiety is also related to endocrine imbalances too - aswell as a host of other conditions.
If one has a few of these imbalances it's hard to know which one is causing anxiety - but more than likely a combination of all in chronic cases.
I only took it before bed, and it really did seem to help my get a good nights sleep. Either it kept me calm at night in general, or did something to help my blood Sugar remain normal then. It was, essentially, the same sleep I'd get on a very low carb diet.
The real challenge is finding the exact right amount to allow the flush, without that turning into a burn. And the amount seems to change daily, so not sure how to handle that. It's such and fine, fincky line. So it's no longer part of my nightly routine.
Although the mechanism by which niacin or one of its metabolites induces hepatic injury is unknown, evidence exists to suggest a dose-related, direct toxic effect rather than an idiosyncratic drug reaction.
This is in reference to the slow release form, but my guess is that you could effectively mimic the dangers of the slow release form by frequently taking large doses of the regular (crystalline) form. A kind of "manual slow-release".
Also, note that if you are an under-methylator, taking niacin strains your system further by eating up more methyl groups.
I had just recently read on the wiki page about niacin and the liver toxicity being due to the slow release form, and studies showed it not to be the case with flushing niacin.
I cannot recall the dosages though so would be intriguing to look into.
Niacin does intrigue me - as after the one massive 750mg dose i took - and flushed instantly for an hour...whole body itch, rashes and intense heat! - the next day i felt energised....it was sooo different to the months of constant fatigue. All i had done different was the niacin addition to my regime.
I've been wanting to do it again but haven't at that dose. The flush was extremely off-putting.
When i took a tiny bit from the capsule to try again - i felt the flush - not nearly as intense...but the most interesting effect was when i looked in the mirror - after 2 hrs of taking it (approx 50mg) - my face was still red and incredibly ALL the lines on my face looked extremely deep. I looked like i had aged 20 yrs in 2 hours!
I have no idea how it could have caused this. I was well hydrated.
The next morning i looked in the mirror to observe this and amazingly the effect had gone and i looked 34 again!
It was quite awful really to experience and i'm glad i didn't take it before going out!!! hahaa...
I'm yet to be tested but medical history suggests high histamine levels and under-methylation - do you think that could have had an impact on this niacin 'aging' effect i experienced?
Anyone else experience the 'aging' effect of facial lines after taking niacin?
You know what..? I've been doing the niacin too, for about two weeks now. I didn't know the link between niacin and the methylation use-up! I'm really looking forewards to when I can get some TMG home now.
by the way, I actually ENJOY the flush but I have done it enough times to know that it only reaches a certain feeling. the first time it was unnerving because of the unknown and I flushed from head to toe (literally).
I'm abit confused about the factors determining a low body niacin level or high.
Some say that if you flush it means you're low, and to continue on gradually increasing the dose. To the point that a satisfactory body saturation level is reached and then the flushing effect decreases.
Others say that it you flush you've a good level of niacin already in the body.
Which is it?
I'm currently inclined to go with the flush indicating low levels - as the body isn't used to it perhaps. Therefore no flushing would make sense in a body that already has adequate amounts?
It was a well-known niacin MD advocate that was of the opinion a flush indicated low levels too.
This (above) I posted originally on the VWT forum.
I have switched to the inositol hexanicotinate it is a fush niacin but released slowly, not the same as no-flush niacin. It is much easier to up the amount.
I have been using it for several years but this year my bulk supplier changed to synthetic TMG. I used to use also Jarrows's crystals, but this year the company is not saying anymore that it is made from sugarbeets.
I might have to call them I wonder if they switched too.
Does anyone here know where to get the original kind?
It is actually when you reach a "comfortable" flush (its all relative really) that you have hit the optimum level of Niacin...if you do not flush at all or barely flush you are still in deficiency state of Niacin and need a bit more...
Could you help me understand what the methyl groups are, and to know if you are under methylation or over methylation, and how niacin reacts to it. I just started niacin but need to be sure I'm doing the right thing not to cause more harm elsewhere. Thank U, NanN
The niacinamide form of vitamin B3 has a reputation for allowing people with certain liver problems to tolerate some foods and chemicals, even some natural chemical byproducts of normal body chemistry.
We occasionally hear that reported in the heavy metal detox groups, especially in those with a combination of arsenic plus mercury.
You may do better by taking smaller doses several times per day.
Andy Cutler has written on that subject. It helps people to focus in on the food groups, etc that are most likely to cause the problems. He then adds suggested supplements, etc to help the affected liver detox process(es).
This is for all who are suffering from severe depression, anxiety or any other form of emotional disorder.
At the age of 14, my Mom invite her boyfriend to live with my brother, Mom and I. He was the most power and control driven person I have ever met. He just couldn't help himself from putting my brother and I down every single day. He would often remind me of how skinny I was and that I looked like a toothpick. He would more often remind me of how small my penis was and that no girl would ever be satisfied with me. He would threaten us every day, even though we had done everything to make them happy.
At the age of 18, I came to the realization that I had been permanently conditioned by this abuse. I couldn't feel anything that was happening around me. All I could feel is an intense feeling of anxiety and paranoia. For over six years, I struggled to daily to prevent myself from jumping off a roof or hanging myself. It was a nightmare I never knew could even exist on this planet.
After searching for five years after I had tried every conventional method known to man, I finally got a break.
An Italian Doctor from Toronto, Ontario explained to me over the phone within a five minute time period what was wrong with me and that what exactly had to be done to be cured. Within five minutes of his treatment called 'The Negative Emotional Release Treatment', I knew I was home free. It was a relief more powerful than anything I have ever experienced in my life. My entire body had goosebumps for hours!
I have gone from being 100% suicidal to the happiest man alive.
These are the two, simple most powerful protocols you need;
1)Cleanse your body's hard drive (subconcious mind) of negative emotions / survival responses using hypnotherapy, circle therapy or release techniques.
2) Flush your liver of biliray sludge, stones and emotional toxicity. See the Liver Flush section of this forum.
This is not a game .. I almost lost my life and am not willing to allow other people to loose theirs when I have worked so hard to find a resolution.
Please, do not hesitate to message me for further support,
Seek therapy. There are many types of therapies and types of mental health providers available to treat depression. Mental health professionals may administer psychotherapy, or "talk" therapy along with alternative treatments like group therapy, art and play therapies, recreational therapy and more. Learn about depression. Just as with any medical condition, it is helpful to understand the disease. Depression is not a disease that a people can cure by own.
To the OP it seems as if you are stuck in a cycle of trauma, whereby you continually relive the traumatic events. This is what is causing the underlying depression. I suggest you look into the work of Peter Levine who has developed a therapy called Somatic experiencing for this purpose. It is a body based therapy where the premise is that the body has an inate ability to heal itself. However at times we get stuck between fright or flight and literally cannot move on from the source of trauma. Somatic experiencing allows you to develp a felt sense of the trauma without perpetually focussing on the actual memories of the trauma thereby dispersing the trapped energy.
Thank you for this clarification; In fact, depression is one 'disease' that must be cured by oneself. All hypnosis is self hypnosis, and flushing the liver is very simple and best done at home. People need to take their power back; seeing a professional actually prevents most people from actually healing because of how much ignorance and mythical fear they instill into them regarding the real cures like hypnosis and liver flushing.
I tried all of the professional routes of dealing with my depression and anxiety, and although they treated the symptoms, they didn't identify the fact that depression is simply caused by emotional retention in the form of suppressed emotions and liver toxicity and stagnation. All hypnosis is self hypnosis, therefore one can learn how to delete all of the garbage from their subconscious mind on their own, and flushing the liver is best done in privacy. I have not met one person yet who after cleansing both their hard drive and liver of suppressed emotions and bile stones still had depression.
You are right in associating the abuse by your mother's boyfriend to depression and anxiety. A person can be adversely affected and in an ongoing manner when they don't realize this. You only need to realize that the fear is due to a threat made through the abuse of relationship and thus any associated ideas are just suggestions, the hater's bullsh*t. Knowing this you can discharge the ideas, which means you are home free. The depression and anxiety can't be created when you know that the ideas are false.
Warren what a AWESOME testimony !!! Very inspiring !! I truly believe it's all in the mind. When we can get rid of the stored blocked emotions it lifts. Thank you much for sharing. I would of in boxed you but not sure how. Bless you dearly
same severe depression, anxiety Panic attack fatigue syndrome dizziness and many more since i was a kid and after eight years of research and see dozens of doctors i finally found adreas book the amazing liver flush. i thought this is it and i will get my health back for first time in my life i still think this ganna fix me just need some improvements. im 27 and i start my Liver-Flush on January by this week Monday i just did my 15 Liver-Flush and overall i had flushed out about 6000 small and tiny stones noneof them are big. most importantly i didn't feel much improvement especially with my emotional losing faith here. i mean come on 6000 stones it ganna make me feel something or maybe those are not real gallstones?
In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than in those without these disorders, and that women with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder who tested positive for Candida performed worse on a standard memory test than women with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder who had no evidence of past infection.
The researchers caution that their findings, described online on May 4 in npj Schizophrenia -- a new publication from Nature Publishing Group -- do not establish a cause-and-effect relationship between mental illness and yeast infections but may support a more detailed examination into the role of lifestyle, immune system weaknesses and gut-brain connections as contributing factors to the risk of psychiatric disorders and memory impairment.
"It's far too early to single out Candida Infection as a cause of mental illness or vice versa," says Emily Severance, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and member of the Stanley Division of Developmental Neurovirology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "However, most Candida infections can be treated in their early stages, and clinicians should make it a point to look out for these infections in their patients with mental illness." She adds that Candida infections can also be prevented by decreased Sugar intake and other dietary modifications, avoidance of unnecessary antibiotics, and improvement of hygiene.
Candida albicans is a yeastlike fungus naturally found in small amounts in human digestive tracts, but its overgrowth in warm, moist environments causes burning, itching symptoms, thrush (rashes in the throat or mouth) in infants and those with weakened immune systems, and sexually transmittable genital yeast infections in men and women. In its more serious forms, it can enter the bloodstream. In most people, the body's own healthy bacteria and functioning immune system prevent its overgrowth.
Severance says she and her team focused on a possible association between Candida susceptibility and mental illness in the wake of new evidence suggesting that schizophrenia may be related to problems with the immune system, and because some people with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to fungal infections.
Also, she says, patients and parents of patients had shared personal stories and testimonials with the researchers about their experience with yeast infections, and these discussions prompted the investigation into possible links between mental illness and the microbiome -- the body's natural collection of bacteria. The researchers, she adds, chose to focus on Candida because it is one of the most common types of yeast in the body.
For the study, colleagues from the Sheppard Pratt Health System took blood samples from a group of 808 people between the ages of 18 and 65. This group was composed of 277 controls without a history of mental disorder, 261 individuals with schizophrenia and 270 people with bipolar disorder. The researchers used the blood samples to quantify the amount of IgG class antibodies to Candida, which indicates a past infection with the yeast. After accounting for factors like age, race, medications and socioeconomic status, which could skew the results, they looked for patterns that suggested links between mental illness and infection rates.
Significantly, the team says, it found no connection between the presence of Candida antibodies and mental illness overall in the total group. But when the investigators looked only at men, they found 26 percent of those with schizophrenia had Candida antibodies, compared to 14 percent of the control males. There wasn't any difference found in infection rate between women with schizophrenia (31.3 percent) and controls (29.4 percent). The higher infection rate percentages in women over men likely reflects an increased susceptibility for this type of infection in all women.
Men with bipolar disorder had clear increases in Candida as well, with a 26.4 percent infection rate, compared to only 14 percent in male controls. But, after accounting for additional variables related to lifestyle, the researchers found that the association between men with bipolar disorder and Candida infection could likely be attributed to homelessness. However, the link between men with schizophrenia and Candida infection persisted and could not be explained by homelessness or other environmental factors. Many people who are homeless are subjected to unpredictable changes in stress, sanitation and diet, which can lead to infections like those caused by Candida.
Severance says the data add support to the idea that environmental exposures related to lifestyle and immune system factors may be linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and that those factors may be different for each illness. Similarly, specific mental illnesses and related symptoms may be very different in men versus women.
This Johns Hopkins research group, led by Robert Yolken, M.D., director of the Stanley Division of Developmental Neurovirology, had previously shown that toxoplasmosis infection could trigger schizophrenia, and this could lead to neurocognitive problems. The organism that causes toxoplasmosis is a parasite that uses cats as its primary host, but it can also infect humans and other mammals.
To determine whether infection with Candida affected any neurological responses, all participants in the new study took a 30-minute assessment of cognitive tasks to measure immediate memory, delayed memory, attention skills, use of language and visual-spatial skills.
Each of the five skills tests are scored based on an adjusted 100-point system. Results showed that control men and women with and without prior Candida infection had no measureable differences in scores in the five neurological responses. However, the researchers noticed that women with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who had a history of Candida infection had lower scores on the memory portions of this test compared to those women with no prior infection. For example, women with schizophrenia and the highest Candida antibody levels scored about an average of 11 points lower on the test for immediate memory than the controls, from a score of 68.5 without infection to 57.4 with infection. And the women with schizophrenia and the highest Candida antibody levels scored almost 15 points lower on the test for delayed memory, from a score of 71.4 without infection to 56.2 with infection. The effect of Candida infection in women with bipolar disorder on memory test scores was smaller than that seen in women with schizophrenia but was still measureable.
"Although we cannot demonstrate a direct link between Candida infection and physiological brain processes, our data show that some factor associated with Candida infection, and possibly the organism itself, plays a role in affecting the memory of women with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and this is an avenue that needs to be further explored," says Severance. "Because Candida is a natural component of the human body microbiome, Yeast Overgrowth or infection in the digestive tract, for example, may disrupt the gut-brain axis. This disruption in conjunction with an abnormally functioning immune system could collectively disturb those brain processes that are important for memory."
Severance says they plan to take their studies of the gut-brain connection into mouse models to test for a cause-and effect-relationship with Candida and memory deficits.
The researchers emphasized that the current study design had limitations. For example, they were unable to tell where in the body the infection was located and whether or not participants had a current or past infection of Candida. The researchers were also not able to account for every possible lifestyle variable that might contribute to these results.
The researchers in the Stanley Division of Developmental Neurovirology are investigating whether pathogens, such as bacteria or viruses, may contribute or trigger certain mental disorders.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 1 percent of people in the U.S. have schizophrenia and about 2 percent have bipolar disorder. Although these diseases have a genetic component, there is evidence that they may also be triggered by environmental factors and stress.
Additional authors on the study include Kristin Gressitt of Johns Hopkins Medicine; Catherine Stallings, Emily Katsafanas, Lucy Schweinfurth, Christina Savage, Maria Adamos, Kevin Sweeney, Andrea Origoni, Sunil Khushalani and Faith Dickerson of Sheppard Pratt Health System; and F. Markus Leweke of Heidelberg University.
The study was supported by a research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH-94268) and a grant from the Stanley Medical Research Institute.
The authors also thank the individuals with psychiatric disorders and their families who originally suggested this line of research.
The above post is reprinted from materials provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.