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Got "Broken Brain"?

One of the hallmarks with anxiety is a total disconnect between the emotional part of the brain and the logical part of the brain.

Date:   1/22/2018 6:52:35 PM   ( 12 mon ) ... viewed 469 times

December 17, 2018 - What’s Happening to Kids’ Brains? - By: Carolyn Dean MD ND - The Doctor of the Future® -

Is ADHD Really Increasing? This article on Medscape came out at the same time WebMD reported the incidence of autism as 1 in 40 children. In the same news cycle there was a study by the NIH reporting the negative impact of Heavy Screen Time on Young Brains.
The latest ADHD study, using 2015-2016 data, measured the prevalence of ADHD at 10.2%. Boys are more likely to suffer ADHD than girls with an incidence of almost 70%. The recent 10.2% measurement is an increase from 6.1% recorded in 1997-1998.

The Medscape article doesn’t comment on the impact of the high incidence of ADHD on the community. They also don’t ask WHY it is happening. Instead the writers question the statistics and say the numbers are escalating because of “increased awareness by parents and by teachers and school systems.”

My long-time partner, Bob, says ADHD and autism are partially the effect of kids living more in their Chip Body than their Chemical Body. They stare at the “black mirror” of their cell phones more than they scan human faces finding the black mirror much more interesting. As much as the Chip Body is rewiring their brains, their Chemical Body is under attack from drugs, vaccines, environmental pollution, nutrient deficiencies, and massive stress, which serves to drive them into their Chip Body even more.
And now, an NIH study finds that “Brain scans of adolescents who are heavy users of smartphones, tablets and video games look different from those of less active screen users.” And this is not teenagers but a cohort of 4,500, 9-10-year-olds. This group will be followed for 10 years to see if this is good or bad.

One thing that struck me was the many hours of screen time reported by these kids. When a child is on their smartphone for 7 or more hours a day, to me that’s 7 hours that a kid is not reading a book, doing their homework, or playing out in nature. But maybe these kids are fitting into the new Digital environment perfectly as they adapt, adopt and survive. Instead of supporting that position with magnesium and other nutrients to help them cope, modern medicine chooses to add to their chaos by drugging them.

I wrote in The Magnesium Miracle that “Particular brain receptors important for learning and memory depend on magnesium for their regulation. MIT researchers describe magnesium as an absolutely necessary component of the cerebrospinal fluid in order to keep these learning and memory receptors active. The term they use for this activity, interactivity, and changeability is plasticity.”

The very fabric of our children’s brains is being invaded by all the factors and triggers I mention above. Therefore it only makes sense to at least give them magnesium, rub magnesium lotion on them, to help their brains and body cope with these shifts and changes.
Learn about magnesium, and much more, by subscribing to my health tips by email. You can subscribe here: https://drcarolyndean.com/subscribe[17]
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October 27, 2018 - Cell Phones Zapp Your Brain! -

"... There are over two hundred million cell phones in the U.S., which means almost everyone has one (except me). ... It was in 1984 that cell phone technology began to transition from military to civilian use. At the time, no testing was done. So, what could go wrong? Nothing, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Everything is fine. When you look a little closer at the details, however, there is reason to believe something did go wrong and the FCC might be fibbing. Why would the FCC misinform us? Perhaps that big fat revolving door between the FCC and the telecom industry is the answer.

As is usually the case, the results of industry studies differ greatly from independent studies. If you think the industry is as pure as the driven snow, then you have nothing to worry about. If you think billions of dollars might motivate somebody to bend the truth a little, you might want to take a look at the independent studies. They suggest there are problems not just with cell phones specifically, but with wireless radiation in general. Cell phone producers know this and actually say in the directions or paperwork that come with the phone that you should not put the phone directly against your skin. They also know that nobody reads the directions, and everybody puts the phone against their skin.

The industry will say that they have found no evidence of harm from wireless radiation. That may be true. It is also true that you won’t find something if you are very careful not to look for it.

Apparently, a lot of women like to keep their phones in their bras. The Generation Zapped video shows us Donna, who developed five tumors on her breast marking the exact location where she carried her cell phone. That is one of very many examples that some might find suspicious. I’m sure the FCC would have much to say about what an unfortunate coincidence that is.

Other 'coincidences' include deformed sperm, sleep disruption, bad memory, lack of mental focus and impaired brain development in children. ..."[13]
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Psychiatric Drugs Zapp Your Brain! -

"Simple Truths About Psychiatry: Psychiatric Drugs Are More Dangerous Than You Ever Imagined", By: Dr. Peter Breggin, MD -

"Dr. Peter Breggin is another voice in the growing chorus of people warning us about what prescription drugs really do. He goes through the various categories of drugs. Stimulants cause brain shrinkage, increased suicide rates, cocaine abuse and criminal behavior. Sedatives like Ambien shorten life span. Zanax and Valium are very addictive. 'Antipsychotic' drugs wreck the basal ganglia and also shorten life span. If you want to shorten your life span, you have many options.

Doctors continue to prescribe these drugs. How did this situation start, and why does it continue? As Dr. Breggin points out, doctors only know what the pharmaceutical industry tells them. He also warns that you need competent professional supervision to stop taking these drugs or the side effects could be worse than your original condition. These drugs are also a common denominator in the epidemic of behavior problems and waves of violence in schools. If everyone knew about this, things could be much better, but don’t wait for any big news flashes from pharmaceutical-controlled mainstream media. ..."[14]
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December 30, 2018 - "Cholesterol Level of 100 is Horrifyingly Low "- Carolyn Dean MD ND - The Doctor of the Future® -

My blog topic is the title of an American Journal of Cardiology paper that’s an outright educational promotion for a new line of cholesterol drugs. I guess the publicity against statin drugs has hit a high point and drug companies are scrambling to keep the cholesterol myth going with non-statin PCSK9 Inhibitors that supposedly treat LDL cholesterol.

The Cleveland Clinic has declared that the target “normal” for cholesterol is 100-199 mg/dL for those over age 21. Doctors want you to reach this level by taking medication. When I was in med school in the mid 70s, the “normal” was 240. It wasn’t until 1987 that the first statin drug was introduced. These drugs do lower cholesterol, but they don’t increase lifespan, so what’s the point? Also, the serious side effects of statins can no longer be denied. The ongoing myth is that cholesterol causes heart disease and if you lower cholesterol then you lower the incidence of heart disease. You can read about this myth in Dr. Malcolm Kendrick’s book The Great Cholesterol Con.

The Cleveland Clinic’s cholesterol level of 100 is horrifyingly low. Low enough to cause brain damage including global amnesia because there is not enough cholesterol to ensure brain cells have enough lipids to make brain cell membranes. And it’s not enough cholesterol to make hormones, which is “cured” by v1agra in men on statins who are impotent. What are these doctors thinking? ..."[18]
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December 5, 2018 - Hydrogen "Protected The Brain Against I/R Injury and Stroke" -

"... The story of Hydrogen Medicine officially began in 2007 when Ohsawa and colleagues discovered that H2 had antioxidant properties that protected the brain against I/R injury and stroke by selectively neutralizing hydroxyl radicals.

Hundreds of studies in the years since have been published showing hydrogen as a safe and effective medicine for over 150 disease models. ..."[16]
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December 31, 2018 - Happy New Year's Eve! -

"... self-directed neuroplasticity is the prevalent and most notable feature of our 'human design'."[19]
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Comment:
"Self-directed neuroplasticity means you can be transformed by the renewal of your mind!
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October 23, 2018 - Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain - An Event in San Diego -

"In his groundbreaking book, Grain Brain, David Perlmutter, MD, revealed that the fate of your brain is not in your genes, but rather in the food that you eat. Over the past five years, amazing research has uncovered much about the relationship between what we eat and its impact on a wide variety of health conditions.

Brain health is directly linked to what goes on in the gut. The microbiome affects mood, libido, clarity of thought, and often one’s perception of the world. A dysfunctional microbiome could be at the root of headaches, anxiety, inability to concentrate, or even a negative outlook on life.

Put simply, nearly everything about health—how we feel physically, cognitively, and emotionally—can hinge on the state of the micro biome."[12]
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September 29. 2018 - RnA ReSet Radio Show - Monday September 24, 2018 -

"... here is the wrap-up of last Monday's edition of the Dr. Carolyn Dean Live radio show.

The brain is electromagnetic like the heart. We measure the electrical activity of the heart with EKG's and the brain with EEG's. Magnesium makes muscles and nerves work properly, allowing calcium to enter cells and cause muscle contraction or nerve firing and then pushing calcium out of the cells to allow the relaxation phase. But if there is not enough magnesium to get rid of the calcium the cell can keep firing and be "excited to death." Brain trauma of any kind will cause a release of calcium and if there isn't enough magnesium to pull the calcium out of the cells, there is cell death. Studies of animal and human brain trauma victims suggest that higher magnesium levels are associated with a better recovery. Also, giving sufficient magnesium will create a better healing outcome. Intravenous magnesium sulfate significantly reduces brain edema following brain injury and is used to treat patients with severe TBI without adverse effects. This is crucial information to give your doctor if your child suffers a head injury or any family member is involved in a motor vehicle accident. The Magnesium Miracle (2017)

Here's an outline of the different topics covered and the time stamp for each topic. ...

Hour 1 –
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3:58: Dr. Carolyn: Intro - Choose to live in the Light – magnesium lights up your brain!

4:27: Dr. Carolyn: Ginney's Blog: Magnesium How It Protects Your Brainis taken from The Magnesium Miracle, 2017 Edition.

Dr. Dean discusses the blog citing magnesium's role in brain function and cognition is taken.You can download the Kindle version of Magnesium Miracle and search any topic you want.
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Customer asks question about ReMag and migraines as a magnesium deficiency.
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Hour 2 –

1:03: Chat: Nancy: agrees that she doesn't require as much food because of the Completement Formulas. Listening to Regain Your Brain Summit - Dr. Daniel Amen says CBD's are not good for the brain.
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16:30: Dr. Carolyn: Mail Bag: Discusses iodine and plaque in the brain.

20:17: Chat: Belinda: Discusses the beneficial effects of using Pico Silver 3 tsp a day as a support for her immune system ...

24:28: Dr. Carolyn: Carolinas are going to have a terrible Mold problem after all that flooding
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35:57: Dr. Carolyn: Testimonial:

Customer who is a pilot talks about cognitive improvements using products.

37:22: Dr. Carolyn: Testimonial: ReMag Lotion
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39:11: Dr. Carolyn: Blog: Breast Calcification and Coronary Artery Disease
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41:07: Dr. Carolyn: Blog: Let's Prevent Heart Disease
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48:27: Dr. Carolyn: Blog: The Brain Can Change

51:14: Dr. Carolyn: Blog: Can Exercise Worsen Dementia?

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February 21, 2018 -

"Many factors in the environment are new to the genome since World War II and have been implicated in violent behavior. These include changes and additions to the food we eat leading to severe nutrient deficiencies, changes in American agriculture and fertility of the soils, more chemicals in the environment, cheaper goods and services, heavy use of personal care and building materials that contain lethal toxins, changes in the American family, vaccination programs and others. Above all the most influential factor in the course of increasing violence has been changes in the American food system and loss of nutrients for children and growing teens."[5]

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February 17, 2018 - "Essential Nutrition" Means It's Required; You Must Have It - Otherwise Sooner Or Later You'll Probably Suffer!

For instance:
"The brain and nervous system require specific nutrients to function properly, and the evidence is overwhelming that nutrient deficiencies can lead to aggression and violent behavior."[4]
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August 28, 2018 - Magnesium Is Probably The Leading Mineral For The Brain and Most People Are Deficient! -

Dr. Carolyn Dean reports:

Increasing magnesium intake may be a valid strategy to enhance cognitive abilities. This comes on the heels of much research and speculation that inadequate levels of magnesium could impair cognitive function, leading to faster deterioration of memory in aging humans.

In fact, because of the implications of magnesium deficiency, I thoroughly researched and provided over 600 medical and scientific references in the newest edition of The Magnesium Miracle, 2017 Edition, many of which refer directly to the function of the central nervous system!

The following excerpts citing magnesium's role in the brain function and cognition is taken from The Magnesium Miracle, 2017 Edition:

* Stroke: The U.S. population, deficient in magnesium, is at greater risk for stroke with severe post-stroke complications. There can be poor recovery from head injury and escalating neurological damage. Lack of magnesium can enhance neurotoxin damage from vast numbers of chemicals in our air, food, and water.

* Brain Trauma: Higher magnesium levels are associated with a better recovery, and giving magnesium will create a better healing outcome. IV magnesium sulfate significantly reduces brain edema following brain injury and is used to treat patients with severe TBI without adverse effects. This is crucial information to give your doctor if your child suffers a head injury or any family member is involved in a motor vehicle accident. Good Neurosurgeons give IV magnesium to all their surgical patients.

* Diuretics Dry Out The Brain: A journal case study reported that an elderly woman's Serum Magnesium level became depleted due to a diuretic she was taking for hypertension. She was admitted to the hospital with severe weakness and developed an overt psychosis with paranoid delusions. Following large intravenous doses of magnesium, her symptoms disappeared within twenty-four hours. However, her symptoms returned as long as she was taking the diuretic. People who are prescribed diuretics should check with their doctor about taking at least 600 mg a day of supplemental magnesium in divided doses. In that way, many of the side effects of diuretics can be avoided.

* Aging: French magnesium researcher Dr. Pierre Delbet, who practiced in the early 1900s, was convinced that the aging body's tissues have three times more calcium than magnesium. He knew that calcium precipitates out into tissues that are deficient in magnesium. He observed the toxicity of excess calcium in the testicles, brain, and other tissues and concluded almost a century ago that magnesium deficiency plays a role in senility.

* Memory: Research at MIT, however, produced a study in 2004 that elevates magnesium to the position of memory enhancer. Particular brain receptors important for learning and memory depend on magnesium for their regulation. The researchers describe magnesium as an absolutely necessary component of the cerebrospinal fluid in order to keep these learning and memory receptors active. The term they use for this activity, interactivity, and changeability is plasticity.

* Fear: MIT researcher found that "As predicted by our theory, increasing the concentration of magnesium and reducing the background level of noise led to the largest increases of plasticity ever reported in scientific literature." In English, that statement simply means that magnesium reduces the physical reaction to fear, which can only be a good thing!

* Treating Telomeres: A telomere is an essential part of chromosomes that affect how our cells age. Telomeres are the caps at the ends of chromosomes that protect them from unraveling or getting attached to another chromosome. The current research on aging is firmly tied up with telomeres. It should come as no surprise that magnesium is tightly wrapped up with telomeres. But the real shock is how few researchers are focusing on the miracle of magnesium in keeping telomeres from unraveling. Instead, they are looking for drugs or formulating expensive supplements to save the telomeres – ignoring the solution that's right before their eyes.

* Alzheimer's & Parkinson's: There is evidence that magnesium deficiency can trigger or worsen Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. These conditions are the neurological equivalent of heart disease. After all, both heart and brain are excitable tissues that give off electrical energy, and both must have magnesium.

In spite of all these potential outcomes, boosting your brain power can be simple! You can supplement your dietary intake of magnesium and other beneficial minerals such as zinc with our very own ReMag Magnesium Solution, a 60,000 ppm concentration of 99.99% pure elemental magnesium and ReMyte, our very same mineral product, both designed to slip right into the mineral channels of your cells and saturate your entire body, mind and spirit with magnesium and mineral delight![10]
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November 25, 2018 - Head Injury & Magnesium -

A recent Medscape article reported that “Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk”. A quarter of the 13,000 head injury victims in the study experienced long-term cognitive decline and a greater risk for dementia over the 20 years of follow up. One researcher said that the increased decline for those with head injury is equivalent to aging them by 4 years.
Head injury is known to be associated with short-term cognitive but research on the longer-term cognitive effects has been lacking. So, now we know. But the big question is what is medicine going to do about it. As with most studies it’s “just the facts” and no indication about how to prevent or even teat the problem.

I wrote about head injury and magnesium in The Magnesium Miracle (2017) and I think this information is important.

A second study noted an incredibly high frequency of even mild head injury in the US that is associated with steep cognitive decline with approximately 23 million US adults 40 years of age or older reporting a head injury with loss of consciousness.

Head Injury And Magnesium

From animal studies, we know that brain magnesium levels fall dramati­cally at the site of a head injury, as this mineral is depleted in a nonstop cascade of acute events.4

In sixty-six human subjects with acute blunt head trauma, the greater the degree of injury, the greater the calcium-ion-to-magnesium-ion ratio. More calcium than magnesium in brain neurons is never a good thing—excess calcium causes ceaseless neuron stimulation, leading to cell death.

Measuring magnesium ion levels in the blood after TBI can be of both diagnostic and prognostic value in treating brain injury.5 Studies of animal and human brain trauma victims indicate that higher magnesium levels are associated with a better recovery.6 Also, giving sufficient magnesium will create a better healing outcome. Intravenous magne­sium sulfate significantly reduces brain edema following brain injury and is used without adverse effects to treat pa­tients with severe TBI.7 This is crucial information to give your doctor if your child suffers a head injury or any family member is involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Ionized magnesium testing, used in research studies, makes the diagnosis of posttraumatic headaches much eas­ier. Abnormalities in magnesium ion concentration and the calcium-ion-to-magnesium-ion ratio were found in children with posttraumatic headaches even though serum magne­sium levels were normal.8 Obviously, studies using only the serum magnesium test would miss the diagnosis and doctors would fail to properly treat these patients.

Magnesium depletion created by a head injury is slow to reverse. According to neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, magnesium takes thirty minutes to get into the spinal fluid, three hours to reach the cortical area directly under the skull, and a full four to six hours for sufficient amounts of magnesium to reach the deep brain tissues.9

You get the point, magnesium, especially in the form of ReMag, is important for anyone who has suffered a head injury, whether acute or chronic. Here’s what one of our customers recently related about her Completement Formulas keeping her from having any sequelae from a head injury.

“I missed a step and fell at a gas station – hit the cement on the right side of my forehead. A friend drove me to the ER as my bump was the size of a jumbo egg. The ER doctor did a scan. I had a hematoma and a concussion but no internal bleeding or fracture. 10 days later, my GP was amazed that the area was healed with no discoloration nor a black eye. She asked if I had a headache: No. Dizziness? No. Nausea? No. Fuzzy thinking? No. She concluded that I healed much better than her patients in their 20s and 30s. Their problems last longer, for weeks and months. That’s because I take ReMag, ReMyte and RnA ReSet Drops and bathe my brain in good fats from a Keto diet.”

Unfortunately magnesium is not introduced into modern trauma treatment because doctors never learned about it in medical school. However, if you or a family member has suffered at TBI please inform your doctor of the need for magnesium. Take them my book. And show them Chapter 5: “The CNS, Stroke, Brain Injury, Brain Surgery”. Or you can download the free eBook Magnesium In The Central Nervous System and print out Chapter 12: “The Role of Magnesium in Traumatic CNS Injury.”

References:

4. Cernak I et al., “Characterization of plasma magnesium concentration and oxidative stress following graded traumatic brain injury in humans.” J Neurotrauma, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 53–68, 2000.

5. Memon ZI et al., “Predictive value of serum ionized but not total magnesium levels in head injuries.” Scand J Clin Lab Invest, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 671–677, 1995.

6. Heath DL, Vink R, “Brain free magnesium concentration is predic­tive of motor outcome following traumatic axonal brain injury in rats.” Magnes Res, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 269–277, 1999.

7. Blaylock RL, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills. Health Press, Sante Fe, NM, 1997.

8. Marcus JC et al., “Serum ionized magnesium in post-traumatic head­aches.” J Pediatr, vol. 139, no. 3, pp. 459–462, 2001.

9. Personal correspondence with Dr. Russell Blaylock.[15]

Learn about magnesium, and much more, by subscribing to my health tips by email. You can subscribe here: https://drcarolyndean.com/subscribe

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

RESOURCES: Along the borders and in the links of my web site you can find my books, writings, and my call-in radio show. Email your questions to: questions@drcarolyndeanlive.com.
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March 10, 2018 - The Significance of MSM and DMSO -

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound in your body that's well known for supporting your joints, but it's also useful in other areas of your body. ...

Perhaps the best way you know if you don't have enough MSM in your system is by symptoms that may include fatigue, prevalence in experiencing high stress, physically and psychologically, depression and even degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, arteriosclerosis, osteoarthritis and cancer.

MSM metabolizes dimethyl sulfoxide, a controversial anti-inflammatory and analgesic compound known as DMSO, which, unfortunately, is approved for use in veterinary medicine only, not in humans. ...

One article discusses Dr. Stanley Jacob's research on DMSO and its benefits in many applications, including the treatment of head trauma. According to Jacob, its ability as a free-radical scavenger and diuretic is part of the key to improving the blood supply to the brain, which reduces swelling:

"This improves blood oxygenation to brain tissue. Injured brain cells often aren't dead. When these cells get increased blood supply and more oxygen, and when the free radicals are scavenged, dying cells can recover, and brain swelling is reduced very rapidly."[6]
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DMSO's diuretic benefit is especially to be noted for both brain injuries and during the healing crisis that occurs at the crossing from conflict active into a cardiological healing stage. Following is Q&A with Dr. Hamer, founder of German New Medicine, regarding this healing crisis:

Question - What happens when a biological conflict has been solved?

When a biological conflict has been solved we can see very clear symptoms, on the psychic level, the brain level and on the organ level. On the psychic and vegetative level, we see that the patient is no longer dwelling on the conflict content. Hands suddenly get warm again, appetite improves, weight normalizes and the patient sleeps better. There may also be fatigue and weakness and a need to rest. This is in no way the beginning of the end, but it's a very positive sign. This healing phase varies in duration, depending on the duration of the prior conflict. At the height of the healing phase, when the body retains a lot of water, we see the epileptic or epileptoid crisis, which shows a different symptom for every disease.

After the epileptic-epileptoid crisis, the body expels water from the edema (infiltration of tissues with water) and slowly returns to normality and the patient feels his strength returning. …This epileptic or epileptoid crisis, triggered by the brain, marks the high point of the edema and, respectively, the turning point to normality. In the second half of the healing phase, the brain's harmless connective tissue, the glia, fills … to repair it. This really harmless connective tissue, which we can colour white on the CT scan with an iodine contrast substance, was previously mistaken as a brain tumor and operated on. Since the brain cells themselves CANNOT multiply after birth, REAL brain tumors cannot exist.

… the epileptic crisis appears on the corresponding two levels as well as on the organ level (psyche, brain and organ).

Question - Can you describe such an epileptic crisis? -

The epileptic crisis is something Mother Nature devised a billion years ago. It runs on all three levels at the same time. It happens at the height of the healing phase, its purpose being to normalize again. What we usually call an epileptic cramp-spasm with muscle cramps is only one form of the epileptic crisis, namely, after resolving a motoric conflict.

Epileptoid crises occur in every disease but with some variations in each. Mother Nature created quite a trick for this meaningful event. In the middle of the healing phase, the patient experiences a recurrence of the physiological conflict, which means the patient experiences his/her conflict for a short time (stress phase) all over again including cold hands, centralized cold sweat and all the symptoms of the conflict active phase. This happens so that the brain edema gets suppressed and the fluid eliminated from it and the patient can return to normal.

After the epileptic crisis, the patient will warm up and then experience the first small urinary phase. From this epileptic crisis on, the patient is on the road to normality. In other words, if the patient can get past this crisis, a further complicated or serious crisis is unlikely. The second urinary phase occurs at the end of the healing phase when the body eliminates a mass of urine which is the rest of the edema. The danger point lies just before the end of the epileptic-epileptoid crisis when it will become evident whether or not the epileptic crisis was enough to steer the regulator or controller (in the brain) around. The best-known epileptic crisis is the heart infarct. The epileptoid crisis is a lung embolism, hepatitis crisis or pneumonia crisis.

To assist the body in making the necessary changes, especially in conflicts of long duration, a strong cortisone injection is sometimes necessary. In very difficult cases, the cortisone may be given sooner. [7]
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Comment: I’m interested in researching whether MSM can be substituted for the cortisone.
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Hamer Brain Focus -
If we experience an overwhelming stress (ex: “Mr., your son is dead”), this is similar emotionally to a large power surge on the electrical transmission line caused by lightning. At the moment of high voltage, the appropriate circuit breaker switches “off”. If there is no circuit breaker greater destruction is assured; in the case of the brain, a larger part of the brain may be damaged. With this “breaker procedure” the brain isolates the conflict in a smaller area: a Hamer Brain Focus.

Most diseases are linked to emotional conflicts. The Hamer Brain Focus (neuronal center) in the brain is targeted at the moment of the emotional shock and it modifies the function of the related organ (in correspondence with the disease).

The Hamer Brain Focus concentrates all of the psychological conflict into an area which occupies about 1% of the brain. This Hamer Brain Focus controls and causes disease in the targeted organ.

Becoming sufficiently aware of the unconscious programming, the brain releases the old emotions and replaces the old programming thus resolving the disease. Current evidence suggests that this equates to awareness at the cellular level as well, which then resolves the disease.[8]
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January 22, 2018 - Initial Post -

For the past several days I've been watching some of a documentary titled: "Broken Brain"[1] that has greatly captured my interest - primarily because of the tremendous extent which people (seemingly everywhere) have been suffering from some form of a "broken brain" condition!

Currently in Episode 5 now and I am deeply impressed with the interview of Dr. Jennifer Love who says: "conventional psychiatry, is ... driven by the pharmaceutical industry ..."

...My nursing professors—I apparently used to drive them crazy. I was always asking questions about, "Well, why does this work? If we do something in this system, how does it affect this other system?" They would just throw their hands up in the air and say, "Go to medical school."

I finally ended up down that path and going to medical school. After about nine years of medical training, I got my first job. All these questions that I had, there's so much information in medical school that you get, they say it's like drinking out of a fire hose. There's so much coming at you. But I realized when I was out in the day-to-day world that I was still stuck with the question of why. Why is this happening? So much of medicine is treading water. It's taking care of symptoms. I found myself trying to figure out how to get to the root of all of this. I've never really thought of myself as a functional psychiatrist. I just like getting in and coming up with something better than trying to calm down symptoms.

With conventional psychiatry, it's largely driven by the pharmaceutical industry and managed care. Physicians are under time constraints to only spend a certain amount of time with patients. The reimbursements are for very short visits. It's difficult to be able to spend the time you need to really get at the heart of the issue. I think that's true not just in psychiatry, but in every discipline.

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I think some of the challenges with conventional psychiatry is that it's really based on symptom management. There's not a lot of research that isn't funded by pharmacological companies. It's really medication based and physicians are expected to prescribe medication, and then the insurance companies want therapy to be done by therapists because it's less expensive. You have this division of ... you have prescribers and then you have people who are coming in and trying to use therapy to get at the underlying issues. There's just a disconnect.

My first job out of my fellowship training was with a big HMO company. If I said the name, you'd recognize them. I used to get in trouble for spending too much time with my patients. I would have patients who would come in and they were alcoholic or having a major depressive episode, and they'd never seen a physician to discuss it before. I was expected to do their entire evaluation and treatment in 20 minutes. It just didn't make sense to me that someone who is suffering from an alcohol use disorder ... My supervisor literally told me that I need to give them Prozac and Trazodone for sleep and then you're done and send them out. It just wasn't a good fit for me at all.

When I fell into the practice and group that I'm with now, I think the biggest draw was the ability to take time with people to really get to know what's going on with them so we could look beyond treading water and trying to manage the symptoms of the moment, but get really at the heart of everything.

The first question is: why is a person anxious? I think there are a lot of different reasons. I think every person who comes into my office has a different story. Some people have a very strong genetic predisposition to anxiety. Some people have been anxious since childhood. Some people come from very chaotic backgrounds. Some people have an onset in college and later. Finding out what is at the cause will then help me come up with a treatment plan that's individualized for them.

I think one of the big issues with anxiety for a lot of people is: if it's been going on since childhood, people may be really anxious and not even realize their level of anxiety because to them they're so used to it. They've always functioned that way. ...

Expert Interviews – Jennifer Love, MD everyday existence is and talk to them about anxiety that they go, "Oh, wow. I actually really am anxious." One of the hallmarks with anxiety that I see is a total disconnect between the emotional part of the brain and the logical part of the brain. ...[2]
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August 30, 2018 - Antidepressant Neurotoxicity -

"Antidepressants are neurotoxic, that is, they harm the brain and disrupt its functions. As a result, they cause innumerable kinds of abnormal thinking and behaviors, including mania, suicide and violence. In the process, they cause detectable damage to the brain of the child or adult, and also to the fetus of pregnant mothers who take the drug."[11]

Dr. Breggin is author of: "Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal" - A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families.

This book provides a roadmap for prescribers, therapists, patients and their families that enables patients to taper off their drugs and achieve emotional and physical recovery. It also provides treatment approaches for patients on or off psychiatric drugs.

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"Medication Madness" - The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime.

Medication Madness reads like a medical thriller and courtroom drama. But it is based on science and dozens of real-life cases. The lives of children, adults, families and victims in these stories were thrown into turmoil and often destroyed by psychiatric drugs.
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August 16, 2018 - "Eliciting the Patient’s Agenda - Secondary Analysis of Recorded Clinical Encounters" -
"Clinicians often fail to elicit the patient’s agenda and when they do, they promptly interrupt patients".

Abstract -
Background -

Eliciting patient concerns and listening carefully to them contributes to patient-centered care. Yet, clinicians often fail to elicit the patient’s agenda and, when they do, they interrupt the patient’s discourse.

Objective -

We aimed to describe the extent to which patients’ concerns are elicited across different clinical settings and how shared decision-making tools impact agenda elicitation.

Key Results

Clinicians elicited the patient’s agenda in 40 of 112 (36%) encounters. Agendas were elicited more often in primary care (30/61 encounters, 49%) than in specialty care (10/51 encounters, 20%); ... In 27 of the 40 (67%) encounters in which clinicians elicited patient concerns, the clinician interrupted the patient after a median of 11 seconds ... Uninterrupted patients took a median of 6 s ... to state their concern.

Conclusions

Clinicians seldom elicit the patient’s agenda; when they do, they interrupt patients sooner than previously reported. ... Failure to elicit the patient’s agenda reduces the chance that clinicians will orient the priorities of a clinical encounter toward specific aspects that matter to each patient.

INTRODUCTION -

The medical interview is a pillar of medicine. It allows patients and clinicians to build a relationship. Ideally, this process is inherently therapeutic, allowing the clinician to convey compassion, and be responsive to the needs of each patient. Eliciting and understanding the patient’s agenda enhances and facilitates patient-clinician communication. Agenda setting is a conversational strategy that allows clinicians and patients to negotiate and collaborate to clarify the concerns and expectations of both parties. This results in a constructive alliance that leads to focused, efficient, and patient-centered care. A review of the literature, evaluating communication and relationship skills, identified six studies in general clinical practice, in which setting the patient’s agenda enhanced communication efficiency. However, despite these potential benefits, the use of this communication skill in general clinical practice appears to be limited. In a landmark clinical communication study published in 1984, Beckman et al. found that in 69% of the visits to a primary care internal medicine practice, the physician interrupted the patient, with a mean time to interruption of 18 s. Fifteen years later, Marvel et al. found that physicians solicited the patient’s concern in 75% of primary care visits and interrupted this initial statement in a mean of 23 s. Similarly, Dyche et al. found in 2004 that in approximately 60% of general medicine visits, the clinician inquired about the patient’s agenda, that only 26% of the patients completed their statement uninterrupted, and that the mean time to interruption was 16.5 s. In addition, failure to elicit the patients’ agenda was associated with a 24% reduction in the physician’s understanding of the main reasons for the consultation. Although the prevalence of agenda setting has been studied in general medicine clinics, the prevalence of agenda setting in specialty care remains relatively unexplored. One study evaluating psychiatric consultations found agenda inquiries in 90% of these visits, with 67% of these proceeding without interruption. These studies, performed decades apart, suggest that clinicians often fail to elicit the patient’s agenda and when they do, they promptly interrupt patients.[9]
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In another blog post I presented the importance of being heard within the therapeutic relationship. The importance is unparalleled! Another words being heard is essentially all that is needed for a resolution for the psyche which s the epi center for healing of the mind-body as a continuum. The flip side of this is the need for "mind clearing" when an incomplete communication has adversely impacted an individual. The most positive expression across the spectrum of communication is when one experiences their communication is life! The findings in the above quoted "Abstract" are rather astonishing in light of the potential for communication within the therapeutic relationship. Medical doctors can argue that they are not psychologists however there is such a thing known as patient-centered medicine although that hasn't been fully realized, yet.

Doctors apparently need to be trained (or better trained) in doctor-patient and patient-doctor communications. I'd love to contribute toward that training! I can easily visualize a community-based model that is provided through community health-service organizations that offer support services for patients. The start of this could be easily implemented with basic dyad communication exercises. Staff members in the organization would be given an introductory workshop on dyad communications with the intention that they would engage their clients who want support in communicating with their doctors.

The client would learn the dyad technique and practice it with the staff member till the client was confident in their ability in both functions of communication: as the active communicator and as the receptive listener. When one community service organization has implemented the training then other community health orgs can be introduced to it as well. With enough track records in at least a few community organizations then pre-med schools could be approached. All of this is locally available where I live and so it is feasible to launch this initiative right where I am!
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February 14, 2018 - The Consequences of Modern Day Education, Processed Food and Agriculture on Brain Development -

Just submitted the following at Jon Rapport's site:

chefjemichel says:
February 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm -

The ramifications in suppressing clear logical thinking by way of the public educational systems extends in all directions – within the “human being” (declining individuality if it ever was there) and externally into the social/political/economic spheres (as another child subject to however the prevailing winds are blowing). A few decades ago the materialistic science could not detect the physical impact but now that is possible. Yet the impact was known a hundred years ago:

“What we call power of discrimination, power of judgment in man, in other words the logical thinking of the thinker, brings about a definite change in the whole structure of the human brain. Clear thinking causes a change in the physical instrument of the brain. Scientific research knows little of this, but it is a fact that a physical brain that has been used by a thinker has a different appearance from the brain which belongs to a non-thinker.”[i]

Food is another way that is used to conquer a nation. The missing vital nutrients consequential to modern day food processing as well as modern day (so-called) agriculture impact the ability to think. The brain functions differently according to the type and quality of its food somewhat comparable to operating an automobile. The nutritional consequences in this instance are mental disorders as documented by Dr. Weston A. Price.[ii]

There are a number of additional factors that play into this phenomena as well. Jon also has presented some of these.

In Grattude!

[i] http://wn.rsarchive.org/GA/GA0117/19091113p01.html
(See the 9th paragraph from the bottom of the page.)
[ii] “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”.[3]
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Notes:

[1] https://brokenbrain.com/trailer/

[2] From a transcript

[3] https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/the-state-weaponizes-education-to-create-ignorance/

[4] https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/environmental-toxins/violent-behavior-a-solution-in-plain-sight/

[5] "Violent Behavior: A Solution in Plain Sight":
https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/environmental-toxins/violent-behavior-a-solution-in-plain-sight/

[6] https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/05/16/sulfur-in-the-body.aspx

[7] http://www.newmedicine.ca/interview.php

[8] "RECALL HEALING Level I" - Gilbert Renaud, PhD David Holt, DO, HMD; page 8.

[9] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-018-4540-5

[10] In email from RnA ReSet on August 28, 2018.

[11] https://breggin.com/antidepressant-drugs-resource-center/

[12] https://ivpmeducation.com/events/gut-brain-relationship-2018/

[13] https://www.westonaprice.org/generation-zapped-by-sabine-el-gemayel/

[14] https://www.westonaprice.org/simple-truths-about-psychiatry-by-dr-peter-breggin/

[15] https://drcarolyndean.com/2018/11/head-injury-magnesium/

[16] https://drsircus.com/general/hydrogen-history/

[17] https://drcarolyndean.com/2018/12/whats-happening-to-kids-brains/

[18] https://drcarolyndean.com/2018/12/raising-the-bar-by-lowering-the-target/

[19] https://www.integralhumandesign.net/synthesis/neuroscience/
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Keywords:

logical brain, emotional brain, Broken Brain, conventional psychiatry, logical thinking, power of discrimination, power of judgment, human brain, physical brain, ability to think, brain functions, mental disorders, magnesium, brain edema, Psychiatric Drugs, hydrogen, ADHD, autism
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