People with digestive
inflammation are copper-toxic and zinc deficient. This inflammation of the
colon produces diarrhea and or chronic constipation. It's a stress
condition that leads to a zinc deficiency. But it is not a simple
condition to correct. Taking zinc by itself will in many cases will not produce
a result. When the zinc levels drop due to stress, you then get tissue
break-down in the colon. Zinc is needed to produce the long amino acid chains
that give proteins their strength. When zinc is low, you also get
Zinc reduces body sodium
levels, and when zinc is deficient in any tissue, sodium rises and there
is inflammation. This inflammation reduces absorption of nutrients from
the diet, which further contributes to the starvation of the patient leading to
colitis, Crohn's, and celiac disease. This also causes the chronic
diarrhea or constipated patient. As zinc levels drop, copper
levels rise, because the two minerals are antagonistic to each other. The zinc
deficiency allows a copper build-up to occur. Typically these patients are what
I call copper-toxic. A recent study involving mineral testing of the fingernails
of 150,000 patients revealed that high copper levels are indeed associated with
Crohn's disease - just as I have been saying for years. Standard blood
tests do not show high copper levels. Only live tissue testing will show
the copper toxicity.
The high copper levels cause
nausea, just like the high copper levels in the pregnant women. Naturally
the nausea makes it difficult for these patients to eat. They tend to pick at
their food. As the condition worsens, they often develop anorexia due to the
high copper levels.
This, in combination with
the colon inflammation and the tissue breakdown, makes Crohn's disease a deadly
condition. Patients can die from it. The importance of hourly
doses of nutrients to cure the colon is very important. Most physicians in
natural healing through nutrition will give doses two or three times a day.
This just won't cut it with colitis, Crohn's, celiac disease or chronic colon
inflammation. I recommend starting with zinc and vitamin B-6 and then the
added nutrients until the condition is under control. Vitamin B-6 was
essential to the building up of proteins. The horrible odors associate
with these disorders of the colon is the result of this deficiency. I stress
that it cannot corrected by using acidophilus bacteria. What was happens instead
is excessive tissue catabolism or breakdown occurs. Tissues will break
down faster than they can regenerate. Vitamin B-6 is directly involved in
the synthesis of proteins. With the correct levels of protein in the colon
linings, this will stop the tissue breakdown. However, without the proper
protein levels in the colon, you can't stop the diseases. This also is
what causes the nausea that patients always have with these diseases.
Initially, I recommend using
doses of 50 milligrams of vitamin B-6 once an hour. However, in extreme cases,
200 milligram tablets plus manganese may have to be used to get the the disease
under control. Manganese fires up the adrenals. A total of 1,200
milligrams of B-6 per day spread out hourly, ( 12 hours period ), up to 2,000
milligrams may be needed to get the disease and associated nausea under control.
The addition of pantothenic acid, 500 milligrams per tablet,
every one to two hours, along with a tablet of zinc and the vitamin B-6 is then
followed. If the following can be found in liquid form, it is highly
recommended to use the liquid form in place of the tablets.
Pantothenic acid is another
name for vitamin B-5. It is a universal protector against stress. It also has a
beneficial effect on copper metabolism. Pantothenic acid helps
copper to be eliminated through the skin. The last nutrient that should be
added is the mineral molybdenum. I have been a pioneer in using this mineral to
overcome copper toxicity. Over the years, I have found that only
about forty percent of the copper-toxic cases can be helped by using the
The problem with zinc is
that it can depress the adrenal glands. The adrenals are needed to enhance
the production of a protein, named ceruloplasmin, that escorts copper from the
body - thus preventing copper build-up. But if you depress adrenal
activity with too much zinc, the person goes further into exhaustion, and
more and more copper accumulates. This is the opposite of what you are
trying to accomplish.
What initially attracted me
to the mineral molybdenum was research relating it to copper deficiency in
sheep. There is a condition in sheep in which they develop swayback or
scoliosis. It is caused by a copper deficiency. In one farm in
Australia, they determined that excess molybdenum in the soil was blocking
the copper in the sheep's diet. Molybdenum binds directly to copper in the
bloodstream. It will even bind to ionic copper, which is the most
toxic form of copper in the body. With molybdenum, it is not
necessary to produce proteins to transport the excess copper. Molybdenum binds
directly and removes it from the bloodstream. Molybdenum also acts with
the mineral sulphur, which is known as a cleanser. The reason sulphur is
such a cleanser is because of its joint action with molybdenum in removing
copper. That's why I give another nutrient high in organic sulphur at the same
time to my patients. Molybdenum also acts as an adrenal stimulant, for
without adrenal strength, you cannot transport or remove copper
effectively from the body. I believe that copper toxic patients are also
suffering from copper deficiency and molybdenum helps make the stored
copper available. The amazing paradox that confounds most health professionals
is how a person who is copper-toxic can also be starving for copper. A person
who is copper toxic, can also be copper deficient. They may sound
like a contradiction. I assure you it is not. Patients may be loaded
with stored copper but at the same time, he cannot get at that stored copper. To
use a simple comparison. It is like having money in the bank,
but it's Sunday and the banks are closed. It is the same with
copper. Copper toxicity may be killing the patient, but the patient can still be
starving for copper that the patient can actually use for metabolic processes in
the colon. And here is where the molybdenum can help by flushing out
excess copper, and by making other copper usable to the bodies' tissues.
Finally with molybdenum,
it drives the body's excess copper levels low enough so that tissue repair can
begin to take place. Without the zinc and available copper, the body
cannot form the polypeptide chains of proteins. That's why colitis,
Crohn's, or celiac disease patients have such an extreme problem in digesting
and forming protein, and why the disease can be fatal.
Proteins hold the body
together and are the basis of hormones. If proteins cannot be
manufactured, you will not have the enzymes you need to support life.
Most physicians use cortisone/predisone to suppress the inflammation, but
without the proper mineral balance, you cannot restore the breakdown in
protein metabolism or prevent tissue death in the colon. The physician is
only treating the symptoms and not the source of the problem. The
use of antacids that contain any form of aluminum should be strictly avoided.
Aluminum only adds to tissue death and interferes with protein synthesis into
In lab animals experiments
where animals have ongoing tissue inflammation and necrosis, forms of aluminum
such as in antacids only contradict and worsen tissue death. These
mediations will temporarily eliminate gas problems, reflux and some pain
associated with these diseases, however the overall result is by adding this
element that will only worsen the condition in the long run. That is
why I recommend the liquid calcium/mangesium nutrient several times a day.
This will eliminate most of the reflux problem, gas and will sooth the colon
linings and reduce pain.
In my opinion,
Molybdenum is an important breakthrough. Without it, there would be many
patients I simply could not have helped. In addition, most patients
are deficient in calcium. I recommend dosages of calium with magnesium,
with Molybdenum. Liquid is the best form of this nutrient to submit
to the body for assimilation properly. Research has shown that
correct amounts of calcium in the colon linings substantially prevent colon
cancer, which in these patients are approximately 30 times more at risk of
developing colon cancer. Physicians must keep this in mind when treating
these patients and must use the approach of balancing the colon lining with the
proper nutrients to promote healthy colon tissue.
The use of vitamin E and
especially B complex vitamins should be avoided during the above recommended
treatment. These nutrients will only increase the tissue inflammation. The
use of timed released vitamin C or pure grapeseed extract is highly recommended
though. Grapeseed is fifty times for powerful as an antioxidant to rid the body
of free radicals that are being produced at high levels in these diseases.
Lab results usually will show high Westerngreen ESR and C-Reactive Protein
during the course of these diseases.
If the colon is infected,
the patients WBC will be high. However, in patients that have a immune
disorder or immunodeficiency disorder, the WBC will never be elevated when
infection has infiltrated the colon. This is why many times Physicians fail to
prescribe the drug Metronidazole, 250mg to 500mg two or three times a day for a
period of 5-7 days. Raw Pineapple maybe used in place of the Metronidazole
in the patient can tolerate pineapple. The patient must eat nothing but
raw pineapple, as much as they like with plenty of water for three days.
The enyzmne bromelain is
effective in destroying most parasites, even parasites that have a protective
coating and form a little cyst. The enzyme destroys the cyst including the
larvae. This should be followed by a broad spectrum anti-biotic such
as Zithromax or Levaquin for several days.
There is usually more than
one type of bacteria present. The patient should avoid all foods that
could possibly harbor parasites. In recent studies, parasitic
infestation has been been seen in many cases of colitis, CROHN's, and celiac
disease. Flora enzymes should also be followed to eliminate any yeast
infection caused from these drugs. The use of flora enzymes is
highly recommended, but only after the treatment of zinc, B-6, B-5 and
Molybdenum has been in process for several days. It is important to
remember that the higher the ESR and C-Reactive Protein values, that continued
and excessive tissue death will occur in the colon.
It is important for
Physicians to remember that unless the source of the problem is gotten under
control, these diseases cannot be cured. The source of the problem is the
tissue death that is occurring in the colon linings and the non-regeneration of
healthy tissue and the proper balance of flora bacteria in the colon.
In addition, I suggest the
use of the herb slippery elm. It is an old Inca remedy to stop bleeding.
It is taken in powdered form. Mix a large tablespoon in a dish of purified
water. It makes a jelly-like gruel that is not only soothing to the colon,
anti-infective as well. A woman became a patient of mine. She had been diagnosed
with chronic inflamed colitis from tissue biopsies performed during a colonscopy.
She had serious bleeding from the colon wall. Her other Physician tried
several shots of cortisone over a month period to stop the bleeding. This
treatment did not stop the bleeding. Within one week on the slippery elm, once a
day the bleeding stopped and remarkably over the course of 4 weeks taking
the slippery elm and by other recommendations, her colon healed completely and
she was off drugs. She had been fighting this disease for nearly two
years. If physicians have a hard time finding the recommended nutrients,
they can be obtained through Endo-Met Laboratories at (602) 995-1580,
8650 North 22nd Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021
B-6 (50mg) ( split into quarters, 12.5 each - take 1 every
hour not to exceed 6 hours )
* not to exceed 1,200 millgrams over 12 hour period except for extreme cases)
* in extreme cases to stop nausea, gas, or pain, up to 200mg per hour, not to
exceed 2,000mg 12 hr period
* be sure to drink lots of water when taking additional B6
B-5 (200mg) ( split into quarters, 50 mg each - every hour for up
to six hours do not take more than 600 MG over 24 hour period
ZINC 50mg * not to exceed more than 100mg daily, and not for
more than 3 days at this dosage)
* take 50mg tablet, split in quarters, 12.5mg each quarter. Start with 1
(12.5mg) tablet every hour for 4 hours. If nausea persists, take (1)
additional tablet, every hour for two more hours. Not to exceed (6) 12.5mg
quarters over 12 hour period. However, most liquid minerals as listed
below contain ZINC in them. Dosage levels will change according to ZINC
levels in liquid minerals.
The above recommendations for B6, B5, Zinc are only to be taken for up to 6
hours in 24 hours period and not more than 3 days to alleviate symptoms.
Maintenance levels should then be (1/2) tablet daily of the recommended dosage
levels. An additional B-Complex must be taken to eliminate deficiencies of
other B vitamins, especially B1 and B12.
Liquid Mineral Supplement containing the following: Begin with 1 tablespoon
every hour for up to 6 hours for first 1st day. Then decrease to 4 times daily
for three days, then three times daily for 5 days, then once daily as
preventative maintenance. May take up to (6) tablespoons daily
to eliminate symptoms. Innovative Naturals makes the following liquid
mineral and can be found at most health foods stores.
Calcium 200mg - 20% of RDA
Magnesium 80mg - 20% of RDA
Manganese 50 mcg - 25% of RDA
Zinc 5mg - 20% of RDA
Molybdenum 25mcg - 33% of RDA
Phosphorus 25mg 3% of RDA
Chromium 25mcg 20% of RDA
Vadium 1.5 mcg
Copper 10mcg - 10.0% of RDA
* Innovative Naturals make a good liquid mineral above -found at health foods
If the liquid supplement has Zinc as above 5mg, take only (12) maximum
6.25mg quarters of Zinc daily.
Do not take more than 100mg of zinc daily and not for more than 5 days.
Although copper toxicity is a problem, however the copper above in the liquid
mineral will be utilized by the tissues via the blood because of the zinc and
magnenese, whereas the Zinc will eliminate toxic buildup of copper toxicity in
tissues. Take B6, B5, Liquid Minerals together and extra Zinc if needed together
every hour as explained.
Vitamin C - 500mg timed released (2) tablets daily, one every 6 hours OR
Grapeseed Abstract - 100mg gel capsules (2) daily, one morning, one afternoon.
Avoid B-Complex Vitamins and Vitamin E during treatment course of the above.
May resume these supplements after colon has returned to normal functioning.
Taking of these supplements during tissue inflammation of colon will only worsen
inflammation. Patients will need to alter their diet during this period
according to their symptoms and or disease state. HOWEVER, after symptoms
have subsided, resume or start taking a LIQUID B complex. Liquid not
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