reply to post by woodsmom
Thanks for this thread. I did a lot more research because of it, you never know everything, and even if you know a lot about something there is more
to learn. HeHe, I think I solved my problem. I do not know if others will benefit from this, but in a couple of days I have seen an improvement in
my ability to eat bread.
See, I was taking the mineral containing molybdenum to help with the sulfite problem so I could breath better. I also have been able to eat more
foods containing nitrates but less of breads, tomatoes, potatoes, etc... I have also been eating more foods containing molybdenum. It really helps
with my ability to breath and eat sugars.
There is one side effect, being that I grew up in the Copper country drinking water high in copper, so did my father and grandfather, but my
grandfather did come from Finland when he was about 18, coming from another copper mining town. Seems that this long history made some changes to our
genes, I have a lower body temperature, usually around 97. It can go down to 93 when working outside in the winter, I get a little cold but it works
well living in the north. It also keeps me cool in the heat having this lower temperature.
Now I come to the problems with this change. I need more molybdenum to detox things because I have reduced enzyme action because of the lower body
temperature. When I am working hard, no problem, I heat up inside. I suppose I could do more of what my ancestors did, take saunas twice a week and
I could process these things better. My daughter eats ginger, it also raises the liver temp as does cinnamon...another finnish treat, cinnamon toast
would work. So I take molybdenum and eat more nuts and even some whole grains to get this. One problem, the pill only has half the daily supply of
copper. Copper is needed for tyraminase to work, molybdenum also chelates copper out of the body. Glutamine is in breads and tomatoes, it actually
stimulates inflamation in the gut which causes it to heal better. So what if this stimulation goes wild by eating too many glutamines without enough
of the enzyme to get rid of the glutamines. It starts to inflame the guts too much, a condition that could be one of the symptoms for gluten
By lowering the enzyme though, it allows more glutamates and glutamates are necessary for forming memories and also for forming antigens. So it
created a problem with excessive antigens but also let me learn easier. I guess you can't have both sometimes. Chocolates have copper, and they say
that if you do something wrong to give your wife chocolate so she won't remember that you screwed up. I think maybe society eats a little too much
chocolate myself, but it does make us civil. We can't seem to learn from our mistakes though.
So two copper pills yesterday with my mineral pill, and a copper pill with my multimineral today and I am able to tolerate bread now. Hardly any
inflammation, the tyramines are being broken down by the copper enzyme now that they have their copper. No problem, I just have to learn to balance
the two properly to get the best energy and still be able to make memories.
I come from an area high in copper in the water, this breaks down tyramines and causes anxiety and depression in people unless they boost their
tyramine consumption. No wonder so many people drink beer up there, it is a medicine for them to keep them from becoming depressed. There is also a
sausage company there, aged meats contain tyramines. So they start telling people not to eat the sausage and people need antidepressants or start
drinking more, eating more peanuts would take care of the nitrosamines better.
I'll keep eating my smoked fish and pickled herrings, I'll keep eating my Italian sausages and take a molybdenum pill. I am no longer drinking the
copper water though so now I have to supplement more copper....too much and I might have to start drinking some of that aged brew again. I can even
drink pabst with it's high sulfites that gave me an instant headache, as long as I eat some peanuts or pop an extra molybdenum pill.
Now, since I have been eating more sulfur foods and also more nitrogen containing foods I have had another few problems. By bringing up the NAC
production in the food, since I do not wish to eat raw meats, I have raised the tyrosine levels. So now I pee more and pee out all the salt. It also
increased my ability to make insulin, so when I drink juice or alcohol, two hours later I wind up with the hypoglycemic spins. I talked to the
pharmacist when I was looking at ketone test strips and she told me to eat less carbs and more proteins. It actually works great, no highs and lows
now. So I need to eat adequate salt or I run low on salts, peeing them out. Tyrosine can stimulate the kidneys to make you go and particularly
reduces salts. Boy, can you get some complications that need addressing just by changing diet and trying to rejuvinate the cells in the body. I have
come a long way from almost loosing my feet from taking medicines that I was intolerant to for five years. Now I know never to take pills that mess
with enzymes. I would rather adjust the diet a tad bit. Even adjusting the diet over an extended time can have negative effects just like the meds
did. Controlling epilepsy means I have to use the same basic chemistry as the meds, it is no different. I am correcting for the same side effects as
the medicines had, but some foods automatically do this. Medicines work by taking a desired chemistry out of the food or herbs and concentrate it.
Sometimes the chemistry needs companion chemistry though, so doctors may prescribe another medicine if you don't crave the companion chemistry in
dietary changes. Our cravings are important. It is better to adjust diet a bit than to take minerals or vitamins. The B vitamins added to breads
may not be such a good idea either, I think enriched white flour is not good for a lot of people.