Licorice – The Good and Not So Good

Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) has been used for thousands of years as an expectorant, anti-ulcer, antimicrobial, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory herb. It is also one of the most potent phytoestrogens. And, it has significant anti-clotting effects.

One of the most interesting studies of licorice was its effects on memory. In a study conducted in mice, 150 mg/Kg of an aqueous extract of licorice significantly enhanced memory and learning. Even more strikingly, this dose reversed the amnesia induced by huge doses of diazepam (equivalent to 70 mg. for a 70 Kg person); scopolamine, and even ethanol (equivalent to 2+ oz. in a human). The equivalent dose of glycerin in a human would be 10.5 grams. This effect has not been tested in humans.

The possible beneficial effects in glycerin in healthy 22-26 year old women has been tested. A daily dose of only 3.5 grams of a licorice preparation reduced serum testosterone by over 60%. It also reduced plasma renin and aldosterone but not blood pressure or cortisol. While this therapy might be of value in hirsutism and polycystic ovary syndromes, read on.

Two extracts from licorice root, glabridin and glabrene have effects similar to estradiol. There have not, of course, been long-term studies to determine clinical potential for prevention of cardiovascular disease post-menopause. And, the possible acceleration of estrogen-enhanced cancer is not to be ignored.

In rats, licorice at doses above 90 mg/Kg (only 3.6 grams per 70 Kg person) led to significant hemorrhage, so that its anti-clotting mechanism may not be that clinically advisable!

Finally, licorice has some interactions with antihypertension drugs leading to hypokalemia (perhaps its effect on aldosterone). And one case of pseudoaldosterone has been reported in a 71-year-old man taking a commercial licorice extract. He had hypertension and leg edema as well as low serum potassium, all of which cleared after he ceased the licorice preparation. Interestingly, the possible estrogenic effect did not prevent his significant BPH, which required surgery.

And while licorice has significant antioxidant effects, the combination of estrogenic, anti-clotting, aldosterone, anti-testosterone effects do not bode well for its use clinically. It appears that regular high intake of licorice might have as many complications as the average pharmaceutical! But for most people, an occasional treat seems safe.

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Sunlight – The Source of Life

Plant, animal and human life are dependent upon sunlight. Unfortunately, in the past decade, dermatologists have increasingly cautioned against exposure to sun. But decreased exposure to sunlight inhibits our ability to make Vitamin D and is associated with depression, increased mortality in cancer patients, longer hospitalization after heart attack and increased incidence of multiple sclerosis. Perhaps the most interesting study was the effect of modest exposure to sunlight on patients undergoing spinal surgery. When indoors those who had 46% higher sunlight intensity on the ”bright” side of the hospital required 22% less analgesic medications and had less stress and pain.

John Ott initiated the awareness of the benefit of full spectrum light over thirty years ago in his landmark book, Light and Health. It appears unequivocal that ”natural” light enhances immunity and overall health. At the very least, full-spectrum light indoors is a strong recommendation.

For decades, physicians have recommended sun blockers or screens, most particularly para-aminobenzoic acid, PABA. But PABA skin lotions create allergic rashes and often irritated eyes or conjunctivitis and perhaps autoimmune disease.

Oral PABA, up to several grams daily, appears to be safe but 8 grams or more may lead to hypoglycemia, rashes and even liver damage. Interestingly, PABA induces interferon production at dosages of approximately 10 mg/Kg – 7 grams in a 70 Kg person. And PABA enhances growth of lactobacillus acidophilus, clearly beneficial to the intestines – PABA is also antiviral.

There is fairly good evidence that much of the benefit of sun-induced production of Vitamin D can be achieved by taking 1000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. On the other hand, elevated levels of Vitamin 1.25D has been reported in inflammatory diseases such as sarcoidosis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and many other diseases.

So, as we approach summer, what should you do to protect yourself and benefit from sunlight:

  1. Take at least 2 grams of Vitamin C, 25,000 units of beta-carotene, 400 units of Vitamin E and 25 mg. of B complex daily.
  2. Take 2 grams of PABA 30 minutes before you go out in full sunlight. Start with one-half hour before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m.
  3. After you build to several hours outside, take another 2 grams of PABA.
  4. Use a sunscreen if you are out more than an hour before you have built tolerance to sun; and if you are blonde or red haired, you may always need a sunscreen for exposure of an hour or more.
  5. Wear amber colored 100% UVF blocking sunglasses.
  6. If you have any significant autoimmune or inflammatory disease, have your blood tested for active 1.25D and the D ratio (1.25D/2.5D). The upper limit of 1.25D is 45 pg/ml (Quest Labs).

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HEARTBURN, GERD AND THE PURPLE PILL

Of all the ridiculous ads on TV, the purple pill stands out. Old-fashioned heartburn is now called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for which the ”purple pill” is pushed like religion.

As you undoubtedly know, all drugs have complications called ”side effects. Folks, those are EFFECTS, if they happen to you! Here are a few of those for Nexium:

Arthritis aggravated, liver troubles; every imaginable stomach-intestinal disorder from hemorrhage to diarrhea to ulceration of the stomach; weight gain; high blood/urine sugar; fibromyalgia; nervousness; migraine; tremor; dizziness; confusion; depression; sinusitis; hives; loss of taste; fungal infections; many bladder/urinary problems; B 12 deficiency, etc, etc, etc. Indeed, I would expect all patients taking this drug eventually to develop all the problems associated with B 12 deficiency. The bottom line is —DON’T TAKE IT!

Incidentally, despite some fears about the development of esophageal cancer in patients with chronic esophageal reflux, the latest statistics following 66,965 patients with this diagnosis, there was no evidence to support an increased risk of esophageal cancer.

What are the safe alternatives?

First of all avoid:

•Fried and fatty foods

•Jalapeno and chili peppers

•Coffee

•Black pepper

•Garlic and onions

•Citrus fruits and juices (remember pineapple is also citrus)

•Tomatoes

•Tobacco

•Alcohol

And add these:

•Keep your Body Mass Index between 18 and 24

•Eat small amounts at each meal

•Take 3 to 4 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids daily

•Take a few blueberries or dark cherries after each meal

•Drink at least 2 quarts of non-chlorinated water each day

•Eat your evening meal at least 3 hours before bedtime

•Do deep relaxation at least 20 minutes per day

•Chew Xylitol gum after each meal

•If anything else is needed try Potassium bicarbonate capsules, 2 at onset of heartburn-available at 888-242-6105.

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Herbs that Heal, Herbs that Don’t

Not all grass is for hay. And that popular ”grass”, marijuana, is definitely not on the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) list. Indeed, most of the psychoactive herbs carry significant risks, sometimes with single-use and often with repeated use. There is adequate scientific literature to provide a list of herbs which have produced medical and health problems.

I had not expected Maca to make that list. However, I now have seen two individuals, who had always had low normal blood pressure, develop significant hypertension while taking Maca. In both cases blood pressure returned to normal when the Maca was discontinued. Ordinarily, Maca may be helpful in treating menopause and andropause. Almost all foods can cause mild to serious allergies or unusual hypersensitivy reactions. So can herbs, even some ordinarily considered therapeutic.

The following herbs have been reported to have potentially negative or adverse effects:

Stimulants or euphoriants:

  • California poppy
  • Cinnamon
  • Damiana
  • Hydrangea
  • Gota kola
  • Mate
  • Mormon tea
  • Passion flower
  • Tobacco
  • Lobelia.

Hallucinogens:

  • Yohimbe
  • Catnip
  • Juniper
  • Kava kava
  • Mandrake
  • Marijuana
  • Nutmeg
  • Periwinkle
  • Salvia divinorium
  • Snake root
  • Thorn apple
  • Wormwood

Narcotic/analgesics:

  • Prickly poppy
  • Wild lettuce.

Sedative/tranquilizer/hypnotics:

  • Scotch broom
  • Valerian

Kava kava has also produced liver damage. Ginseng may cause painful, swollen breasts. Mistletoe is toxic. Polk plants and berries are toxic. Seeds or pits and even bark of apricot, bitter almond, cherry, peach, pear, apple and plum all contain cyanide compounds.

Sassafras can cause ataxia, severe hypersensitivity, depression, liver damage and even death. Devil’s claw, St. John’s Wort, and pennyroyal can cause miscarriage and pennyroyal can lead to kidney and liver failure.

Large dosages of mate can cause liver failure. Lead, mercury and arsenic intoxication have been reported from use of both ayurvedic and Chinese herbs. Ma Huang is ephedra and has led to hypertension and death. Oleander has toxic effects on the heart. Uva ursi has caused acute macular degeneration.

Undoubtedly, pharmaceutical drugs harm and kill many times more individuals than do herbs. And many herbs are wonderfully healing. Ginger, tumeric, frankincense, saw palmetto, mint, Echinacea, ginkgo biloba, polygonum multiflora, tribulus, nettles, most culinary herbs/spices, and the marvelous combination found in Little Swedish Bitters are all favorites of mine.

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Man having blood drawn to test his homocysteine levels.

Homocysteine Levels

The most treatable ”cause” of atherosclerosis is homocysteine which is several times as dangerous as is cholesterol.

Homocysteine is a metabolic product of methionine metabolism and even moderate levels may be seriously damaging. The ”normal” range is approximately 4 to 13 micro mol/liter.

My experience strongly supports the optimal level at 7 or less. There is considerable evidence that hypertension is related to even moderate levels of 8 or higher.

Among the many findings related to homocysteine levels are

  • Homocysteine is one of many independent risk factors in stoke and recurrent stroke
  • Brain atrophy is found in individuals with higher levels of homocysteine
  • Homocysteine levels tend to rise in pregnancy
  • Pregnant women with the highest levels of homocysteine are at greater risk of pre-eclampsia
  • Pregnant women with higher levels of homocysteine have significantly higher risks of having babies with neural tube defects (myelomeningocele) and other congenital abnormalities
  • There is a moderate genetic influence in elevating homocysteine
  • Individuals with poor kidney function have increased levels of homocysteine and are at greater risk of stroke and heart attack
  • Nitric oxide, one of the critical factors in artery function, helps regulate homocysteine levels. Low nitric acid levels are associated with both increased arterial disease and erectile dysfunction
  • L-Dopa treatment in patients with Parkinsonism increases homocysteine levels
  • Elderly individuals have higher levels of homocysteine
  • Elderly patients with severe psychological disorders have higher levels of homocysteine
  • Postmenopausal women and those who have had ovaries removed have higher levels of homocysteine
  • 5 cups of black tea daily may increase homocysteine levels
  • Non-Hispanic whites have higher levels of homocysteine than Mexicans
  • Obesity is associated with increased homocysteine
  • Many drugs may increase homocysteine, including commonly used beta-blockers and hydrochlorthiazide.
  • Even relative hypothyroidism results in elevated homocysteine
  • Higher levels of homocysteine are associated with increased insulin sensitivity – hypoglycemia and diabetes.
  • Homocysteine levels above 7 are increasingly associated with hypertension, especially systolic hypertension.
  • Smoking, coffee and alcohol all may increase homocysteine
  • Elevated homocysteine is associated with increased risk of hip fracture

THE GOOD NEWS

Homocysteine levels are easily controlled and lowered by increased amounts of folic acid, B 12, B 6 and possibly Vitamin C. In some individuals, larger dosages than the usual 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid may be critical. I take 100 mg daily, as Ray Oster demonstrated over 30 years ago that up to 80 mg is essential in some people!

Every person should have their homocysteine level checked not later than age 40 and it should be repeated at least every 10 years, unless you have an initially high level. Then you should be on supplements of B 12, folic acid, B 6 and C forever.

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Taurine – The Most Commonly Deficient Amino Acid

TAURINE – THE MOST COMMONLY DEFICIENT AMINO ACID
Of all the amino acids present in humans, taurine is the most abundant. Unfortunately, it is also deficient in more individuals than any other amino acid. Eighty-six percent of significantly depressed individuals are deficient in taurine. This deficiency may become symptomatic in virtually any organ system, since taurine's major metabolic role is regulation of the electrical charge on cell membranes, a role synergistic with magnesium.

Heart muscle and the retina contain the highest concentration of taurine. Overall, taurine drastically counteracts or down-regulates the body's stress reaction, helping stabilize carbohydrate metabolism, insulin levels and epinephrine levels and muscle tension.

As a mild sedative to the nervous system, taurine is anti-nociceptive – it assists in reducing pain, as well as assisting in regulation of serotonin, prolactin, growth hormone, immune function and cholesterol metabolism.

Taurine is widely used in Europe and Japan to treat epilepsy. My personal experience suggests that all epileptics should take about 3000 mg. of taurine daily and either magnesium taurate or magnesium lotion. Other clinical indications are macular degeneration, elevated cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, congestive heart failure, heart rhythm irregularities and insomnia.

It is well known that alcohol, even within five or six hours of sleep, interferes with Stage 4 sleep. Thus, I recommend that anyone who drinks alcohol take 2000 to 3000 mg. of taurine at bedtime. This precaution appears to block the sleep-interference of alcohol.

Incidentally, there is NO taurine in vegetables. Taurine is a unique animal amino acid found in virtually all animal protein, eggs, milk and flesh foods, including fish, fowl and, of course, beef. It was named for Taurus since it was first found in ox bile, where in humans as well, taurine binds with cholestero

Beta glucan is derived from many mushrooms like the ones shown here.

BETA GLUCAN – FOR IMMUNE STRENGTH

Beta glucan is a polysaccharide derived from bakers’ yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, oat and barley fiber and many mushrooms. Although beta-1.3 glucan is effective in activating the immune function of white blood cells, glucan is equally effective in lowering cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol, while raising HDL cholesterol.

In fact, it is the glucan which accounts for oat bran’s benefit in lowering cholesterol. It also slows the absorption of dietary sugar and may increase tissue sensitivity to insulin. To date, no complications or drug interactions have been reported.

Some years ago one of the popular folk remedies was Kombucha or sacred mushroom tea, containing the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. Any benefits theoretically were from the glucan.

Incidentally, the mushroom-shaped yeast contains 22 amino acids and this yeast is one of the most effective mechanisms for converting sugar to useful protein, a potential which has yet to be made useful in some of the protein-deficient societies where sugar is more easily grown.

The yeast itself is rather tough and has virtually no significant flavor. I consider it highly superior to soy protein.

Beta glucan stimulates macrophages as well as natural killer cells, even increasing precursors in the bone marrow, making it one of the most significant anti-cancer immune-enhancing factors known.

Beta glucan increases tumor necrosis factor, interleukins 1 and 6, antibody formation, and hydrogen peroxide, improving the entire immune mechanism. It prophylactically protects against anthrax infection and cancer.

Interestingly, beta glucan stimulates immune response without promoting toxic side reactions, and is effective in viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections. Clinical studies have demonstrated the benefit of beta glucan in sepsis, in protecting against the negative effects of radiation and in enhancing both myeloid and erythroid cell production. It should be used routinely when there is chemotherapy-associated myelosuppression.

Beta glucan has been effective in skin regeneration and wound healing and has even been used as a wound dressing in burns, with excellent cosmetic results. And beta glucan reduces C-reactive protein. It is of some importance that Vitamin D3 maximizes the benefits of beta glucan. Glucan improves outcome in acute necrotizing pancreatitis, as well as improving survival after serious high-risk gastrointestinal operations.

Although there are many small dosage capsules of beta 1, 3 glucan available, they tend to be rather expensive. I used the commercially available glucan, available as a thickening agent for commercial bakeries, and found it to be quite adequate for enhancing production of DHEA. As little as 6 mg is helpful.

For optimal immune enhancement, a minimum of one teaspoon of the powder is a valuable supplement. In more serious situations, a tablespoon may be used.

It is available at https://normshealy.shop/products/beta-glucans.

All individuals with cancer, AIDS, chronic infections, chemotherapy, radiation, immune incompetence and most autoimmune diseases may benefit from the addition of glucan.

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Woman doing sit-ups as part of her exercise routine to keep her high sensitivity c-reactive protein at optimal levels.

Lowering High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Naturally

For some 8 months I have been exploring natural and safe ways to lower High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein.

There is virtually no circumstance under which I would take statin drugs. Personally I consider them dangerous and one of the next epidemics of The Emperor’s New Drugs. It may take another 20 years but ultimately they are not the answer, for either cholesterol or for high sensitivity C-reactive protein.

Here are some natural ways to optimize this most critical indicator of the risk for heart attack, as well as stroke and many cancers.

  • Keep Body Mass Index between 18 and 24
  • No smoking
  • Eat a diet low in Glycemic Index foods
  • Deal with your anger, guilt, anxiety and depression!!! They inflame.
  • Exercise a minimum of one hour a day

Optimal Supplements for lowering high sensitivity c-reactive protein are:

  • Arginine, 2 grams twice daily
  • Co-Q 10, 200 mg daily
  • Glutamine, one tablespoon daily
  • Alpha Lac Colostrum-400 Central Ave., Nebraska City, NE. 68410

There are some other possibilities. Nothing works in everyone. If the above supplements do not lower your high sensitivity C-reactive protein within one month, try:

  • Boswellin, 1000 mg daily
  • Curcumin, 1500 mg daily

Incidentally, as I reported in another post, much higher levels of iodine than previously though adequate are essential. Since iodine is a major protector against infection, I suspect that it may help lower high sensitivity C-reactive protein. Stay tuned.

Optimal levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein are BELOW 1 ng/L. The average level is between 1 and 3 ng/L. Here is one of the critical areas where you want to be below average!

Dealing with your anger, guilt, anxiety and depression

I have dealt with these striking issues in over 30,000 patients. No one can afford the luxury of unresolved emotional distress.

In one of my favorite booklets, IRRITATION, THE DESTRUCTIVE FORCE, Torkom Saraydarian states that irritation produces IMPERIL, a toxic chemical which destroys the etheric nervous system.

The evidence is equally clear that these destructive emotional issues raise High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, leading to heart attack, as well as stroke and cancer. If you need help, ultimately you MUST solve your issues. I strongly recommend my book 90 DAYS TO STRESS-FREE LIVING. It was written for my patients and has served as a key to recovery for many thousands of individuals.

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Eggs and bacon like this is what the Barnes diet recommends for breakfast.

The Barnes Diet

Dr. Broda Barnes was a family physician who revolutionized our concepts of nutrition and hypothyroidism. He also had a Ph.D. in thyroid biochemistry. He emphasized the wide variety of symptoms in hypothyroidism, from cold intolerance to heat intolerance; from weight loss to weight gain; from high to low blood pressure, etc.

But above all, he felt that that the diagnosis was best made by finding a body temperature below normal. And, he realized that an enlarged thyroid gland, goiter, was not common. In the 1970’s he estimated that 40% of the population is relatively hypothyroid, despite ‘normal’ blood studies of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or Thyroxin. I have found that 90% of individuals today have a subnormal temperature.

Barnes’ major contribution, however, is his demonstration that a RELATIVELY low carbohydrate diet is best for losing weight, maintaining optimal weight, and lowering cholesterol.

 

The diet he recommended consisted of 70 grams of protein, 90 grams of fat, and 50 grams of carbohydrate.

 

Breakfast consisted of:

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 strips of bacon, or sausage or ham
  • 2 oz of orange juice
  • Coffee or tea, with cream if desired

Lunch and Dinner:

  • Meat, fish, or fowl
  • Vegetable with butter
  • Salad with lots of dressing
  • One serving of fruit
  • One glass of milk, tea, or coffee
  • A good B complex supplement

This Barnes diet satisfies most appetites, lowers total cholesterol, raises HDL cholesterol, and improves health in most people. It does get monotonous.

I found that the following works well:

 

Breakfast:

  • Eggs, with cheese
  • Bacon, ham, or sausage if desired
  • 4 oz of fruit juice
  • One slice of sourdough bread, toasted

Lunch and Dinner:

  • Unlimited fish, fowl, or meat
  • Unlimited non-starchy vegetables with unlimited fatty dressing on salads
  • One more piece of sourdough bread at one meal and one serving of fruit at one meal

This diet is much more palatable to most people and is much better tolerated than the Atkins diet.

Barnes often recommended thyroid supplementation. For anyone with low body temperature — below 98.6 orally after 9 AM, iodine supplementation of 1500 to 2000 micrograms daily. And of course, take an excellent multivitamin.

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Woman drinking water with glutamine powder dissolved in it.

Glutamine – For Intestinal and Immune Health

L-glutamine has marked anti-inflammatory and moderate analgesic activity. Indeed, its anti-inflammatory activity is comparable to the NSAID phenylbutazone! (Agents Actions, 1981, 11:243-249).

Glutamine is used at a high metabolic rate by both lymphocytes and macrophages. In fact, macrophage phagocytosis is dependent upon its availability. Levels of glutamine are decreased in both muscle and plasma in sepsis, injury, burns, surgery and even endurance exercise, all of which can lead to immune suppression.

Added glutamine may increase survival in bacterial infections, even in animals; and it greatly enhances the ability of neutrophils to produce nitric acid as well as to perform their normal phagocytosis activity.

Glutamine infusions have been of considerable use in patients following surgery, radiation, trauma and bone marrow transplantation. (Amino Acids, 1999, 17: 227-241). Other immune-enhancing nutrients include omega-3 fatty acids and L-arginine and many others which are too numerous to list here.

Perhaps glutamine’s greatest benefit is in assisting intestinal integrity. Even when given parenterally, it prevents deterioration of gut permeability. And given orally, no therapy is as useful in leaky gut or intestinal dysbiosis. (Lancet, 1993, 341:1363-1365). Glutamine enhances jejunal absorption of water and electrolytes, even in diarrhea. Equally important, PGE -1 does not decrease this beneficial effect.

One of its other great benefits is protection of the stomach and intestines from the damage of non-steroidal drugs. For those individuals who need non-steroidal drugs, glutamine supplementation is an essential protectant.

And glutamine may be life-saving in hepatic damage from acetaminophen. Of course, I consider acetaminophen one of the world’s most dangerous and useless drugs!!

Glutamine can be life-saving for patients with Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel disorders as well as in irritable bowel syndrome. It may be a particularly good preventative for colon cancer.

Interestingly, it is essential for synthesis of glutathione, the major antioxidant in mammalian cells. Glutamine supplementation suppresses mammary carcinogenesis by activating tumor apoptosis (death) in tumor cells. (Breast Cancer Res. Treat., 2004, 88:247-256.) Other studies suggest that glutamine supplementation may be beneficial in all cancer patients. (Ann. Surg, 1993, 218:715-728)

The finding of lower concentrations of glutamate in the motor cortex of older individuals may be due to lower levels of glutamine and is consistent with the loss of brain cells. (Neurobiol. Aging, 2005, 26:665-672.) Finally, total ICU and hospital costs are reduced 50% and survival rates increased in critically ill patients given glutamine supplementation. (Nutrition, 1997, 13: 295-302.)

Glutamine powder contains approximately 750 mg in 1 teaspoon. Recommended dosage is one teaspoon to one tablespoon three times daily. This should be considered in all individuals with intestinal problems, immune challenges and cancer. It is minimally sweet tasting and may be taken in water or any liquid.

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