By Dr. John A. Allocca
“Migraines were always a part of my life. Anxiety would take over my body. The pain was so unbearable. Locking myself in a dark room was all I could do. Life was difficult for me and my family. I don’t know the chemistry why this works but I can say it does and it’s worth a shot for anyone who doesn’t want to suffer any more.”, Carmen, Virginia
“My migraine headaches consisted of auras, where my vision is completely distorted by a large blind spot, like the patch in your vision after you’ve had your photo taken with a camera flash but larger. It becomes a bright zigzag line across my vision, debilitating, nauseating, and actually frightening. I was getting these usually about 2 or 3 times a week for no apparent reason anywhere, any time. My Doctor prescribed 2 different drugs, then anti-depressants none of which worked, then finally when I was in tears, he said ‘couldn’t I learn to live with it’? No I certainly could not… I started researching myself, possible causes, diet, prevention and other people in the same boat. So, I have changed my diet, I watch what I eat and I take the dietary supplements regularly. I am completely migraine FREE!” Juliet Œ Bermuda
“Since I was six, I have lived a life consumed by migraine headaches. I truly believe that this program was an answer to my prayers. They helped me to begin the nutritional program within one week of my call. I had no idea what joy and freedom were to come from this decision.” Katherine, Virginia
“Battling depression and migraines for five years on my own, I looked to health food, relaxation techniques, vitamin supplements etc. My Doctor prescribed antidepressants. Unfortunately, I couldn’t live with the side effects and was forced to try medication after medication. I felt hopeless. Lights came on for me as I learned more about serotonin and migraine headaches. I already knew that my serotonin levels influenced depression but didn’t think there was away around taking prescription medication. Taking Neurobiology has solved both problems and without any side effects. For the first time in years, I can enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest fall” Rene, Washington
“I have suffered with migraine headaches since I was twelve years old. For the first time in 41 years, I am happy to say that I am no longer a migraine sufferer.” Joy, New York
“I have had these miserable “weather headaches” for 30 years, many lasted 10 days. If you have not experienced this kind of pain, you may not be able to imagine how important this is, but it is absolutely a miracle for me.” BJ, Oklahoma
“After 25 years of medical research and testing, a major breakthrough in orthomolecular physiology has resulted in a clear explanation of migraine, brain physiology, and the development of the Migraine Prevention Program.ln Dr. Allocca, a former migraine sufferer, developed the world’s first and only biochemical model of migraine in 1997.
Understanding What Causes Migraine Headaches, Depression, Insomnia, and Bipolar Syndrome Symptoms and Signs
The Migraine Syndrome may begin in childhood, adolescence or early adult life and continue to reoccur at periodic intervals, which vary with the individual, and sometimes diminish in frequency as the person advances in age. There are two major classifications of Migraine headaches, with and without visual disturbances. The Migraine with visual disturbances, which is usually the most severe, is characterized by a visual disturbance, numbness on one side of the body or limb, and/or slight speech abnormality. These symptoms, referred to as the aura will diminish as a headache, nausea, vomiting etc. become more pronounced. The visual disturbance may last anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. As the visual disturbance slowly disappears, it gives way to boring pain generalized or localized in one area of the head. The pain will increase in intensity and acquire a throbbing character. The throbbing characteristic may be intensified by stooping and by all forms of exertion, light, or sound. If you lie down the intensity may be increased, and it is slightly reduced when sitting upright. This is due to an increase of pressure in the head when lying down and a decrease when sitting up. In many cases, the pain may extend down to the neck. Along with the throbbing pain and visual disturbances, abdominal pains and vomiting are more pronounced in childhood and adolescence than they are later in life. Almost all migraine sufferers experience nausea to some extent. As vomiting occurs, so does sweating and chills due to the severe fluid and nutrient depletion. Diarrhea, often preceded by constipation, will usually occur about the same time as the nausea and/or vomiting. During a migraine attack, one will undergo a state of mental confusion, altered consciousness, and may experience a state of euphoria. Along with this confusion and euphoria is the constant throbbing of pain, which will not stop. During the headache, one may experience mood changes with feelings of being rejected and often seriously depressed. At times one may be unsociable, rejecting companionship or the presence of others, becoming irritable and rejecting any demand to make a decision. Migraine attacks will vary in duration and intensity. A Migraine attack can last from hours to days. After an attack one may feel relaxed, in good spirits, be filled with energy and drive, enthusiastic about your work, and sometimes overly active. An individual may also become hungry after an attack. There may be a feeling of physical depletion for a day or two, especially if there has been a great deal of vomiting or diarrhea. The frequency of migraine attacks vary from daily to only a few times in a lifetime. Between attacks there are almost no symptoms with the exception of the ih type Alt personality, irritability, and depression. The symptoms of depression are quite easily realized. The symptoms of bipolar syndrome are not so easily noticed. Bipolar syndrome is often characterized by an individual who is quiet or depressed one moment, then exhibits mania and/or rage the next moment. An individual suffering from depression may also suffer from insomnia. Symptoms of other conditions of low serotonin or norepinephrine include Fibromyalgia, anxiety, carbohydrate craving, overweight, and more.
Main Causes – Migraine Headaches
Imbalances in brain chemistry, particularly neurotransmitter levels, have a large range of effects on emotions, behavior, and brain circulation. Neurotransmitters are chemical substances that pass signals between nerves. The size of the blood vessels in your head, as well as other functions, are controlled by signals transmitted along nerves. Neurotransmitters are chemical substances that pass signals along nerves. Normally, a part of your brain sends signals along the nerves to keep the blood vessels in your head at a constant size. However, if there are not enough neurotransmitters in the brain to control the size of the blood vessels in your head, they will continually enlarge until they cannot stretch any longer. The enlarged blood vessels will create a tremendous amount of pain, hence the migraine headache. Serotonin and norepinephrine are the two main neurotransmitters used in the brain to control the size of blood vessels as well as other functions. These neurotransmitter levels can be diminished by allergic reactions, inflammation, poor absorption of nutrients into the brain, poor metabolism of nutrients in the brain, chemicals that deplete them, excessive depletion (over usage) lowering them or because there are not enough nutrients in the brain to produce more. Congestive bowel toxicity and intestinal dysbiosis play a major role in producing toxins. Migraine, depression, and insomnia have similar mechanisms and pathways, all resulting from a loss of serotonin and norepinephrine.The loss of serotonin and norepinephrine may be quantified in three stages. Stage 1 is the first level below normal whereby insomnia is experienced. Stage 2 is the next lower level whereby depression is experienced. Stage 3 is the next lower level whereby a migraine headache is experienced It appears that Migraineurs have a higher than normal amount of serotonin and norepinephrine receptors in the brain and therefore require a larger than normal amount of neurotransmitters, which requires a larger than normal amount of nutrients to manufacture them. The multifocal prevention method addresses two mechanisms. First, provide adequate nutrients to the brain that are needed to manufacture neurotransmitters. Second, prevent the loss of neurotransmitters. This method includes: daily dietary supplementation of nutrients that are required for the production of neurotransmitters in order to increase the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, along with supplementation of antioxidants, methyl donors, anti-allergic substances, cell membrane support substances, and a special diet to reduce the amount of allergic and inflammatory reactions. Special attention is also given to complications such as, increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome), which may allow large allergic substances to enter the blood stream, increased intestinal Candida albicans, liver and bowel toxins, etc. These complications lead to the loss of neurotransmitters.
Main Causes – Depression and Bipolar Syndrome
Imbalances in brain chemistry have a large range of effects on emotions, behavior, and brain circulation. Migraine, depression, and insomnia, all have similar neurotransmitter mechanisms of low serotonin and norepinephrine levels. Insomnia and depression are often associated with migraines. Serotonin and norepinephrine are the two main neurotransmitters needed in the brain. When the brain is low in serotonin and norepinephrine, the individual experiences depression and insomnia. When the level of serotonin is low and the level of norepinephrine is high, the individual may experience mania. Neurotransmitter levels can be diminished by allergic reactions, inflammation, poor absorption of nutrients into the brain, poor metabolism of nutrients in the brain, a lack of nutrients in the brain, chemicals reactions, stress and other factors listed. Norepinephrine levels can skyrocket from the use of stimulants and over-the-counter medications such as, pseudoephedrine. Many people, especially children have poor diets resulting from high toxin levels and low nutrient levels, which can lead to low serotonin levels in the brain. Low levels of serotonin and low levels of norepinephrine can cause depression. Consequently, they will experience depression and fatigue and pursue stimulants such as coffee and soft drinks containing high amounts of caffeine. The caffeine causes an increase in cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine levels in the brain. When there are low serotonin and high norepinephrine levels in the brain, an individual may exhibit manic behavior and when high enough, violence. This is the biochemical foundation of the bipolar syndrome. The multifocal prevention method addresses two mechanisms. First, provide adequate nutrients to the brain that are needed to manufacture neurotransmitters. Second, prevent the loss of neurotransmitters. This method includes: daily dietary supplementation of nutrients that are required for the production of neurotransmitters in order to increase the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, along with supplementation of antioxidants, methyl donors, anti-allergic substances, cell membrane support substances, and a special diet to reduce the amount of allergic and inflammatory reactions. Special attention is also given to complications such as, increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome), which may allow large allergic substances to enter the blood stream, increased intestinal Candida albicans, liver and bowel toxins, etc. These complications lead to the loss of neurotransmitters.
What Triggers a Loss of Neurotransmitters
Ingestion of various food allergins or sensitivities Inhalation or ingestion of various chemicals (serotonin depleting and/or vasoconstrictive). Chemical sensitivities Congestive bowel toxicity Rapid changes in hormone levels Rapid changes in barometric pressure Head cold or sinus congestion Rapid changes in blood sugar level Structural defects or muscle tension Candidiasis or other gastrointestinal disorders Increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) Magnesium deficiency or other vitamin, mineral, or protein deficiencies Increased psychological anxiety or physical exertion Dehydration Inadequate exposure to sunlight Liver/Gallbladder Problems
Increasing Neurotransmitter levels
Supplementation to Increase Neurotransmitter Levels
Serotona TM (Neurobiology Formula 12397 Part 1- patented) idesigned to supply the nutrientsrequired to facilitate the production of serotonin in the brain. Norepa TM (Part 2 of the formula) is designed to supply the nutrients required to facilitate the production of norepinephrine in the brain and to decrease allergic reactions. Consequently, when lost serotonin and norepinephrine are replaced naturally, loss of vasomotor control may be prevented. Daily intake of this formula will help to maintain prevention. All of the ingredients in the Neurobiology Formula are nutrients one should be getting in their diet. However, one may not be getting a sufficient quantity of them to meet their particular needs. Physicians have recommended this formula during pregnancy. Serotona TM (Neurobiology Formula 12397 – Part 1) Three capsules contain: Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate) – 140 mg, Niacin as Inositol Hexanicotinate) – 78 mg, Vitamin B-6 – 2 mg, Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate) – 220 mg, Proprietary Blend 950 mg (Quercitin, L-5-Hydroxytryptophan, Choline Citrate, Dimethylglycine). Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults, orally, three capsules in the morning with food, or as directed by a health care practitioner. Norepa TM (Neurobiology Formula 12397 – Part 2) Three capsules contain: Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate) – 160 mg, Folic Acid – 400 mcg, Calcium (as Calcium Citrate/Calcium Ascorbate) – 70 mg, Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate) – 40 mg, Copper (as Copper Gluconate) – 4 mg, Proprietary blend – 1,300 mg (L-Tyrosine, Quercetin, Grape Seed Concentrate) Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults, orally, three capsules in the morning with food, or as directed by a health care practitioner. * Do not take part 2 if you have bipolar syndrome
Is The Neurobiology Formula Safe? Is It Effective?
For Katherine it was safe enough for her unborn child. Here is her story. In the first grade Katherine developed migraines, sometimes 5-6 a week times. She was given blood pressure medications, antidepressants and a variety of seizure drugs to prevent these painful episodes. She married and began to talk about having children. Most of doctors were very negative and discouraged her from ever becoming pregnant. She was told preventative medications were not safe during pregnancy, and was either going to have to risk hurting my unborn child or endure the pain. Katherine learned of Dr. Allocca’s research and took Neurobiology’s ingredient list to her doctor to review. Her doctor said I don’t see how it will help you, but it won’t hurt you, On January 3 rd she started taking Neurobiology and under the direction of her physician, began eliminating the preventative drugs. February 26 th she called to say she was pregnant Her doctor not only cleared her to continue using the Neurobiology Formula, but said she could use it as a prenatal vitamin. In October she delivered a healthy baby girl. She continues to use the Neurobiology Formula as her daily nutritional supplement and is completely free of migraines and the
need for drugs.
General Health Supplementation
Daily Multiple Vitamin and Mineral A multiple vitamin and mineral formula is recommended to ensure that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your diet may be lacking. Buffered Vitamin C Powder Vitamin C powder is used to determine your daily dose of Vitamin C by using the Ascorbate Flush method. One can take capsules for the daily dose if desired, once the proper dose has been determined. Vitamin C is an important anti-oxidant. Potassium Potassium Aspartate (99 mg potassium) Calcium Citrate (100 mg calcium), Magnesium Citrate (100 mg magnesium) Omega 3 Oils (EPA – 300 mg, DHA – 200 mg) EPA/DHA are recommended because they have anti-inflammatory properties. Ginko Biloba – 60 mg Ginko Biloba is recommended to facilitate brain vascular circulation. Turmeric Œ 600 mg Turmeric is recommended because it has anti-inflammatory properties. Take 600 mg 1-2 times per day.
Dietary and Other Considerations
The mechanism the body uses for eliminating toxins is to convert them from fat-soluble to water- soluble so they can be excreted by the kidneys and skin. Drinking plenty of pure water will allow your body to rapidly excrete soluble waste products. Water is also important in moving material along the intestinal tract. Drink a minimum of 2 quarts of water per day. Drink a little more water than you think you need.
Caffeine has a detrimental effect on the cardiovascular system and may mask symptoms of fatigue. Caffeine is also addictive. The more you drink, the more caffeine your body will require for the same effect. A cup of coffee varies from 65 mg to 190 mg caffeine. A cup of tea varies from 10 to 90 mg. Regular use of more than 350 mg of caffeine a day causes physical dependence. 1 cup of coffee per day is not likely to cause addiction. Be sure to limit your intake coffee to not more than one cup per day and not more than 250 mg caffeine per day. MSG Be sure to avoid foods that contain MSG. Read the labels and look for hidden MSG. Migraineurs especially have adverse reactions from Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). The following is a list of additives which may contain hidden MSG: Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), Hydrolyzed Protein, Hydrolyzed Plant Protein, Plant Protein Extract, Sodium Caseinate, Calcium Caseinate, Yeast Extract, Textured Protein, Autolyzed Yeast and Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Malt extract, Malt Flavoring, Bouillon, Broth, Stock, Flavoring, Natural Flavoring, Natural Beef or Chicken Flavoring, Seasoning, Spices, Carrageenan, Enzymes, Soy Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, and Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Sauce, Miso, Tamari. Stress Reduction In addition to bodily attention, a you should look into learning methods for reducing emotional stress. Stress can drastically alter your nervous system activity, hormone levels, and body chemistry. Stress can activate an enzyme that converts tryptophan into niacin instead of serotonin. High daily stress levels can lead to disease. If your daily stress level is high, you should look into stress reduction methods such as yoga, meditation, spirituality, psychotherapy, E.M.D.R., relaxation techniques and devices, etc.
Daily exercise is an important part of this program. Exercise sets your metabolic rate, increases your blood flow, reduces your stress, and plays an important role in oxygenating your cells. Check with your family physician first. Choose the type(s) of exercise you enjoy. Walking (briskly) everyday for 20 minutes should constitute an adequate amount of exercise. Aerobic exercise continuously uses large muscle groups. It also elevates the heart rate and breathing for a sustained period of time. Examples include walking, jogging/running, swimming, rowing, stair climbing, bicycling, cross-country skiing, step and dance exercise classes, roller and ice skating, tennis, racquetball, and squash. You should; cross; train; (alternating between types of exercises) to reduce the possibility of repetition injuries.
A weak heart cannot pump as much blood as a healthy heart when the muscle contracts. A weak heart will compensate by pumping more blood each minute, causing the heart to age and weaken prematurely. A healthy or well-conditioned heart may have a heart rate of 50 beats, which pumps the same amount of blood per minute as a weaker heart pumps in 80 beats. The difference is 30 beats per minute, 1,800 beats per hour, 43,200 beats per day, and 15,778,800 beats per year. The skin is a vitally important organ that eliminates toxins through perspiration. Exercises that cause perspiration will facilitate the elimination of toxins.
Hormone levels can affect the body as a whole. Various hormones, especially thyroid hormones should be checked through the appropriate blood tests and treated accordingly.
Tyramine Containing Foods
Tyramine is a vaso-active amino acid that causes vasoconstriction. It also displaces norepinephrine from the nerve endings and epinephrine from the adrenal glands. Monoamine oxidase is in the gastrointestinal tract and inactivates tyramine. There is an adverse reaction when there is either too much tyromine or too little monoamine oxidase. The tyramine content in foods differ greatly due to different processing, aging, fermentation, ripening and/or contamination. Many foods that contain small amounts of tyramine develop large amounts of tyramine if the food products were left to spoil, age (not fresh), or fermented. The emphasis is placed on FRESH FOODS. Fruits that are permissible should be very fresh. Avoid leftovers kept in the refrigerator especially meats, dry packages mixes and can products (prepared foods), yeast extracts, and protein extracts. Remember, foods increase in their tyramine content as they age or ferment. For example, bananas are permissible if they are fresh, not if they are overripe There are also other chemicals in foods that can deplete neurotransmitters, such as recerpine. The following list of foods should be avoided. Mild tyramine reactions can occur with approximately 6 mg of tyramine. Severe reactions can occur with 10-25 mg of tyramine. Approximate tyramine contents per gram of food:
Cheddar cheese = 1.5 mg/g (42.5 mg/ounce)
Blue Stilton = 0.2 mg/g (5.6 mg/ounce)
Gouda = 0.02 mg/g (0.56 mg/ounce)
Beer = 0.02 mg/g (0.56 mg/ounce)
Wine = 0.025 mg/g (0.71 mg/ounce)
Yeast Extracts = 2 mg/g (56.6 mg/ounce)
Like sodium, potassium is a vital mineral element associated with physiologic fluid balance. Potassium also plays an important role in the activity of striated muscle and functions with sodium and calcium to regulate neuromuscular excitability, stimulation and transmission of electrochemical impulses. It is also important in carbohydrate metabolism and protein synthesis. It acts as a stimulant to the kidneys and assists in the conversion of glucose to glycogen. Potassium also plays an important role in the transport of serotonin.
Symptoms of potassium deficiency include: edema, muscular weakness, tachycardia and/or irregular heartbeat, nervousness, kidney disorders, paralysis, weak reflexes, insomnia, constipation, and continuous thirst. There are many methods for testing potassium levels. The most convenient method for home use is to test the urine pH. A pH lower than 6.5 may indicate low potassium and/or low calcium. Micro Essential Laboratory makes test strips (Catalog # 334, 4.5-7.5 pH), which can be run under an early morning urine stream. Match the color of the test strip to the color chart on the container to determine pH. The minimum daily requirement of potassium is 2,000 mg. Potassium Aspartate is an absorbable form of potassium, which is available in capsules containing 99 mg of potassium. 20 capsules contain the RDA amount. Supplementation with calcium is also recommended.
Potassium Aspartate (99 mg potassium) Calcium Citrate (100 mg calcium), Magnesium Citrate (100 mg magnesium) 3-Day Diet Diary
Often an individual can be eating something that can trigger a migraine headache and depression, such as toothpaste or mouthwash that may contain Aspartame (nutrasweet). Keep a 3-day diet diary of everything you eat and send it to Dr. Allocca for analysis along with a self-address stamped envelope or send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be specific with name brands. With Dr. Allocca’s help, you may uncover a trigger you were unaware of.
The Eats And Eatnots
EAT THE FOLLOWING: Olives – without preservatives Peaches (only if fresh) Pears (only if fresh) Almonds (small amounts) Peas (only if fresh) Amaranth Pineapple (only if fresh) Apples (only if fresh) Plums (only if fresh) Bananas (only if fresh) Pork Barley, Potatoes (small quantity) Beans (small quantity) Prunes (small quantity) Beef (only if fresh) Pumpkin (only if fresh) Beets Raspberries (only if fresh and small Blueberries (only if fresh) quantity) Broccoli Rhubarb Buckwheat, Rice, Brown Cabbage, Rye Carrots (only if fresh), Salmon (only if fresh) Cauliflower Scallops (only if fresh) Celery Shrimp (only if fresh)? Cherries (only if fresh) Soybeans (small quantity) Chicken (only if fresh) Spinach Chickpeas (small quantity) Squash Chicory, Strawberries (only if fresh)? Corn, Sweet potatoes Crab? Tomatoes in moderation? Cranberries (only if fresh), Trout (only if fresh) Cucumbers, Turkey (only if fresh) Dandelion, Turnips, Dates Watercress Eggplant, Watermelon Endive, Wheat? Figs (small quantity) Wild rice Flounder (only if fresh) Yams Fructose Œ use instead of table sugar, Halibut ? indicates that the food depends upon an individual™s allergies., Herring, Honey in moderation, Kale This is only a partial list. Lamb (only if fresh), Lentils (small quantity) Lettuce, Liver, chicken (only if fresh), Lobster (only if fresh) ?, Mackerel (only if fresh), Milk, cow, organic? Milk, goat, organic Millet Molasses, Mushrooms (only if fresh), Muskmelons, Oats
AVOID THE FOLLOWING:
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Any food that is cultured or fermented
Nitrates & Nitrites
Salad bars that spray with sulfites
Saccharin (includes toothpaste and mouthwash)
Cold cuts containing nitrates, etc.
Frankfurters containing nitrates, etc.
Some drugs can trigger a migraine,
Depression, etc. depending upon your sensitivity to those drugs
Nuts and nut butters in large quantity
Beans in large quantity
Yeast, brewers extracts
Kelp, Seaweed, Shell fish, and other fish containing significant amount of lithium
Alcoholic beverages including beer
Excessive use of coffee or tea with caffeine
Tempeh, Tomari, Yogurt, Umbusi, Soy sauce, Miso, Vinegar (fermented)
Frequent use of amphetamines
Frequent use of barbituates
Frequent use of recreation drugs
Decaffeineated coffee (only 50% less caffeine)
Excessive exposure to fluorescent lighting
Aged, marinated, or pickled meats
Non-fresh meats or fish
Wheat if increased intestinal Candida overgrowth or allergic
Paint fumes & other chemical fumes
One should look into stress reduction
techniques such as psychotherapy, special
relaxation tapes and techniques, exercise,
meditation, YOGA, deep breathing,
Detoxification and Intestinal Dysbiosis
A great number of health problems can be attributed to the exposure to toxins. Internally produced toxins may be the result of food allergies and sensitivities. Increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) can result in an increased absorption of toxins and microorganisms. Congestive bowel toxicity can greatly increase the amount of toxins produced. Adequate antioxidants and other nutrients must be present to convert the fat-soluble toxins to less toxic, water-soluble, compounds that are easily excreted in the urine and bile. If these nutrients are not available, the detoxification process will stop at the production of intermediate compounds that are more toxic than the original toxins, which will severely damage your cells
Understanding Intestinal Dysbiosis (imbalanced or toxic)
The intestinal tract contains a delicate balance of iffriendlyln microbes that help to digest food. This balance can be altered by various pathogenic microbes, which cause dysboisis or imbalance. Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungi that resides in the intestinal track helping to digest food. A Candida albicans overgrowth, is a common dysboisis problem. Diet is a critical component in the process of controlling Candida overgrowth. The Candida albicans in the intestinal track is balanced by bacteria (Lactobacillus bifidus, etc.), which also aids in digestion. Antibiotics (much of which is passed to us from meat through the antibiotics fed to farm animals) destroy this bacterial flora in the intestinal tract, leaving the yeast an opportunity to overgrow. In addition to Candida overgrowth, damage to the intestinal wall can occur from: using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), HIV infection, intestinal infection, intestinal dysboisis, maldigestion / malabsorption, alcoholism, aging, deficient IgA, giardiasis, candidiasis, ingestion of allergic foods, ingestion of offending chemicals, and trauma and endotoxima
Symptoms include: fatigue, depression, chronic dermatological infections or rashes, acne, abdominal bloating, intestinal gas, indigestion, constipation or diarrhea, chemical sensitivities, food allergies, hypoglycemia, premenstrual tension, endometriosis, prostatitis, vaginitis, inability to concentrate, frequent mood shifts, rheumatoid arthritis, and loss of memory. When a particular food causes an allergic reaction (inflammatory response), a certain amount of pain is produced. The body detects this pain and produces endorphins, which are similar to narcotics, to eliminate the pain. If the food is consumed regularly, the body will crave that food because it leads to the production endorphins. Similarly, Candida overgrowth will cause cravings for breads, sugars, starches, and yeast containing foods. These foods stimulate allergic reactions. If sleepiness occurs after a meal, it is usually from an allergic reaction to the food or because the food was improperly combined. A great deal of discipline is required to avoid these foods. If there is an overgrowth of Candida albicans as a result of antibiotic therapy, there is likely to be an overgrowth Clostridium difficile, a bacteria that causes problems similar to Candida albicans overgrowth. Symptoms alone may not be adequate to evaluation intestinal Candida albicans and other microbial overgrowth. A Candida Antibody blood test and/or a comprehensive digestive stool analysis can be more accurate. They can be a variety of microbes living in the intestinal tract producing unwanted toxins
Understanding Congestive Bowel Toxicity
Imagine what will happen if you eat food that has decayed for weeks? This is analogous to food that remains in the large intestines for the same length of time. Many of the decayed materials and toxins get into the blood stream and have an adverse effect on your health. High fiber foods retain water and help move material along the colon. Be sure to eat foods that are high in fiber. Drink plenty of water. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. An individual with normal bowel function should have 2 bowel movements per day. Begin with Two-Weeks of Detoxification and Bowel Cleansing (Repeat every 3 months) Detoxification and Bowel Cleansing Formula 35982 This formula is used to detoxify and cleanse the liver, gallbladder, and intestinal track. It should be used for the first 2 weeks and repeated every 3 months. Eight capsules contain: Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate) – 160 mg, Vitamin E (as dl-alpha tococpheryl acetate.) – 100 IU, Calcium (as calcium citrate/calcium hydroxyapatite) – 67 mg, Magnesium (as magnesium aspartate) – 40 mg, Proprietary Blend – 4,872 mg (Psyllium Husks, Aloe Vera Latex, Cascara Sagrada, Capsicum, Valerian Root, Activated Charcoal, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Pau D’arco, Golden Seal, Dandelion, Garlic, Milk Thistle, Licorice, Barley Grass, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, trimethylglycine) Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults, orally, eight capsules at bedtime with 12 oz. of water for 14 days, or as directed by a physician. Discontinue if you experience severe diarrhea. Warning: Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing, unless directed by a physician. Oregano Extract Œ 50 mg, 4 tablets, 3x day with each meal Oregano extract has powerful anti-microbial properties. Alternate with Bifidus Bacteria Œ low dose – one a day for 3 days Probiotic that controls the intestinal flora balance. Use small doses. Note1: Alternate between oregano extract and bifidus bacteria for 2-4 weeks. Then, continue with bifidus bacteria every other day. Note 2: Do not take high doses of bifidus bacteria because it can produce tyramine. Use small doses.
Detoxification and Bowel Cleansing Maintenance-The Ascorbate Flush
The prescription drugs and over the counter medications you have used over the years have been hard on your digestive system. The ascorbate flush is used to increase your pH, cleanse the bowels and dilate the common (bile) duct while stimulating the liver to release toxins. It is also used to determine your daily dose of Vitamin C. If you have 7 or more bowel movements per week do the ascorbate flush procedure once a month. If you have less 4 to 7 bowel movements per week repeat the ascorbate flush procedure once a week. If you have less than 4 bowel movements twice per week. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of ascorbate powder (Buffered Vitamin C) with 2 ounces of room temperature water or juice. Allow effervescence to dissipate (about 2 minutes), then drink the mixture. Repeat this procedure every 15 minutes until a watery diarrhea has occurred, writing down the times and doses you have taken. After you have achieved the watery diarrhea, add up the total amount of ascorbate taken. Each 1/2 teaspoon should be equal to 1,500 mg of vitamin C. Your daily amount of vitamin C will be 75 percent of the total mgs needed to achieve the watery diarrhea through the ascorbate flush procedure. For example, if it takes 4,000 mg of vitamin C to achieve the watery diarrhea, then your daily dose of vitamin C should be 3,000 mg. You can take capsules of vitamin C instead of the powder once you know your daily amount. The maximum dose of vitamin C should not exceed 5,000 mg. If it does, then you most likely are fairly toxic. If your daily dose of vitamin C causes diarrhea, change it to 75 percent of the dose that caused the diarrhea. Cascara Sagrada Many people find the ascorbate flush to be objectionable and refuse to comply with it. Cascara sagrada is an herb that acts similarly to the ascorbate flush, although. not as effective. Two capsules at bedtime, once per week will help to cleanse the bowels and dilate the common duct. Caution, this herb can be habit forming if taken daily. Fiber Supplement
Fiber absorbs water and facilitates the movement of material through the intestinal track. A high fiber diet should be followed. A fiber supplement should be taken on a daily basis if needed.
Migraine Prevention Protocol
The following protocol makes certain assumptions. It works well for most people.
First Two Weeks Serotona TM and Norepa TM (Neurobiology Formula 12397 Parts 1 and 2) Purifica (Detoxification and Bowel Cleansing Formula 35982) Oregano extract – alternative with bifidus every 3 days
Next Two Weeks Serotona TM and Norepa TM (Neurobiology Formula 12397 Parts 1 and 2) Candida Control Formula 42799 Bifidus Bacteria in small doses. (alternate with oregano extract every 3 days for 2 weeks or more) (continue after 2 weeks) Every Day Serotona TM and Norepa TM (Neurobiology Formula 12397 Parts 1 and 2) Multiple Vitamin and Mineral, Potassium, and Calcium For Technical
Advice Contact: Dr. John A. Allocca
19 Lorraine Court
Northport, NY 11768
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