A Medical View of the Coronavirus – Notes/Critique/Comments


Notes/Critique/Comments on the Podcast

3:14 Selenium levels

Selenium – decreases virus susceptibility. How much does one take?

Brazil Nuts – Strongest source 6-9 nuts / “Month”; during viral episodes – 6 per week. How many people are going to start pounding down Brazil Nuts? How will they feel from it?

I know how you all operate. You are not the first and will not be the last to over-indulge in a “good” thing.

Selenium Toxicity – nausea, abdominal pain. Sound a lot like virus/flu symptoms. Maybe those who are taking Selenium for the thyroid or hair loss are creating their ubiquitous symptoms.

11:17 facemask

Most helpful if your surrounded by people living in areas with cases reported. 

13.45 Hand sanitizer

Carry with you – Wipe things down.

14:26 Robust immune system

Recommends stimulating the immune system with Zinc, selenium, boost lymphocyte activity.  With all those recommendations from Professional and Social Media Influencers, Medical, Alternative and Functional providers all recommending boosting, stimulating and/or strengthening the immune system. Why are all these people following their recommendations having more and more immune challenges? (See 19:50 Increasing Immune Cells)

Suppression – poor diet, sugar

Colostrum – immune stimulator, works in gut (See 19:50 Increasing Immune Cells)

19:50 Increasing Immune Cells

Very few Healthcare providers ever consider or talk about Memory Cells and Naïve cells or the life cycle of immune cells. No mention was made in this podcast or by any professional or social media influencer. It is always just the collective “Immune System”.

CD 38 cells marker for the age of the immune system.

CD4 Old Programmed immune cell / CD8 New Naïve Un-programmed immune cell

CD4, CD8, CD38 tests only show the “NUMBER” of immune cells. These tests do not show if the immune cells are fatigued, dormant, working normal, aggravated, or over-stimulated.

The more helper cells the younger, more naive the immune cells. The older the immune system, they more the immune cells are running on previous programing and unable to respond to new threats. 

Our immune system has an incredible ability; it can remember infections it has already encountered, and when the body has another encounter with the invader, the response from the immune system is rapid and efficient. While some of the details of this process are understood, many questions remain and memory cells are rarely mentioned by healthcare providers. When in fact, some of the same immune cells that battle the original infection hang around, remaining alive for years. Those cells develop unique characteristics that enable them to spring into action if the invader returns.

It is critical to almost all functions of the immune response is the activation and programming of T cells from their naïve/resting state. A T cell that is capable of providing immune protection, first requires “activation” by the programing of the naïve T cell on what to attack.

Naïve immune cells must be programmed to new threats. That’s why they are called naïve. They have a lack of experience from previous exposure. They are rookie responders that must be told what their job is. As soon as they are programmed, their biologic clock starts ticking. Most Naïve immune cells are programmed to die so they do not continue the attack after the threat is gone.

Infections and vaccines stimulate the immune system, causing cells that have never been used, naïve cells, to start reproducing, generating a pool of cells that can fight invaders. Some will become Memory Cells. The memory cell pool shrinks over time, and long-term memory cells are created. They are meant to provide protection over a much longer period.

These cells are like veteran soldiers, camped in the blood and tissues where they have previously fought the battles, waiting for a virus or bacteria to show up. They are resting quietly, but they are deeply experienced, ready to spring into action and primed to respond wildly and attack aggressively if invaders return.

Constantly revving up the immune system fatigues the immune response, making it slow to respond when it is needed. 

Constant immune stimulation shrinks the memory cell pool, leaving the body vulnerable to invaders. Constant immune stimulation programs new naive immune cells to old threat information, reducing the number of naive immune cells available for programming to new invader threats.

Example: Person has old knee injury which damaged collagen. It is the immune systems duty to clean up the frayed collagen. Naive immune cells are programmed to remove frayed collagen bits and the knee injury is healed. Some of the programed naive cells become memory cells which respond quickly and aggressively to collagen bits. The same person reads on the internet how collagen is beneficial in the body and is constantly consuming collagen supplement. Plus, is taking immune stimulants. Immune stimulants make memory cells more hostile to collagen in the body where ever it is found throughout the entire body. The person wonders why they have Rheumatoid Arthritis.  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4089090/

https://www.labroots.com/trending/cell-and-molecular-biology/7665/understanding-memory-immune-system

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/32133832/?fbclid=IwAR2Nnz7nNHS_bA6oP7lmz5Uh05nsEx3mCZd3lEATTfZudbfLcHBs2h5Kq9Q

21:50 After age 65 living on residual immune system. 

At that age, most have a history of repeatedly taking immune suppressing drugs. Depletion of memory cells and/or memory cells have been programmed not to respond.

23:46 Jumps around all the barriers.

There is a for lack of better words and energy that spreads amongst the population where those not exposed start developing an immune response. This allow survival of the species. 

Hundredth Monkey Effect

The hundredth monkey effect is a phenomenon in which a new behavior or idea is said to spread rapidly by unexplained means from one group to all related groups once a critical number of members of one group exhibit the new behavior or acknowledge the new idea.

24:30 Viruses play out as season changes. 

Increased melatonin during winter stimulates Th17, which creates flu/viral symptoms. After Winter Solstice, natural melatonin production decreases.

Coronavirus heat susceptible. 

Americans spend 98% of their time indoors. Can you say – Vitamin D deficiency?

27:39 family nursing homes

See 21:50

29:11 SARS / H1N1

Media designed around “If it bleeds, it leads”. Media protects their political darlings. 

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” – Rahm Emanuel

Amygdala cannot tell virtual reality from reality. Whatever you perceive you will achieve.

Important not to continually stimulate the Amygdala with fearful, self-fulfilling prophecy. 

Everyone need to take a breath and relax in this weird time we live in. In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of information – most of it hype – about the Coronavirus. 

COVID 19 is a rather unique virus. 

Most usually concentrate on the Immune system AFTER the infection, after ACTIVATION has already occurred. Rather than preventing the infection by strengthening the membranes through which the virus enters the body. 

Most viral entry occurs via broken membrane walls.

COVID has a unique method (man made) to attach to 2 different cell proteins to gain entry.

  1. The first is through a Vit D sensitive receptor. 

Most Americans spend 98% of their time indoors leading to a Vitamin D deficiency.

This receptor site the virus tries to enter into is closed with High D3 levels.

  • Increase your Vitamin D intake. Get out side. 
Many people are asking me what they can use for prevention of Coronavirus. These can be ordered using the Doctor’s Supplement Store button.
I recommend the Liposomal Vitamin C by Designs For Health and Vitamin D for preventative measures. For Vitamin D and calming the immune system, I recommend the Ultra D 5000, Turmero Active, Resvero Active from Apex Energetics. Contact the office to order this product.
 1Designs for Health, Liposomal Vitamin C, 4 fl oz (120 ml)
 This is for prevention of the Coronavirus. 
Take 5 ml (approx. 1 teaspoon) and hold in mouth for 30 seconds before swallowing, or as directed by your health care practitioner. Refrigerate upon receipt. Use within 30 days of opening.
 
 1Wise Woman Herbals, Lomatium Dis., 2 fl oz (60 ml)
 This is not used as a preventative for the Coronavirus or other viral diseases. This is a take it – when you got it. 
Take 10-30 drops, 1-4 times a day.

2. The other is a Furin cleavage site which is commonly present on ALL cells. This furin-like cleavage site may provide a gain-of-function to the 2019-nCoV for efficient spreading in the human population.

This is an easy initial entry point.. aka “highly infectious”, but then met with an onslaught of an immune response, AKA “Cytokine Storm” stimulated by the TH17 immune system.

This is what is killing people..

Then, the body needs to RECOGNIZE the Pathogens and CONJUGATE them in order to PRESENT them to Macrophages.

  • This is where Vitamin C, Lomatium and again D3 play roles.

But again, COVID has a unique ability to gain entry. It IS highly infectious. But easily handled by a Healthy Immune system response..

Cases in the USA are matching those of Italy. A google search as of Mar. 15, 2020 shows only late February news. This indicates the number of cases are declining. Not good for the Fear Mongering News.

Because of this, the CASE numbers, ARE going to spike in the next 2 weeks. Especially with increased testing. But then the “Lethality” numbers will drop. However, more mild cases will be recognized.

Those with LOW D3 are most susceptible, 

Then those with poor Immune Responses, LOW antioxidant status will be most susceptible. 

Yes we can support OUR clients and patients and ourselves. By calming and quieting the immune response. (See 19:50 Increasing Immune Cells)

But most out there are clueless..

They continue to support a stimulation of the immune response. A person with an impaired immunoglobulin response will have an impaired stimulated immune response. It will be an inappropriate immune response. Yes, some will get lucky and it will do the job. For others it could make things worse as an over-fatigued immune system being stimulated can collapse and fail. Leaving the virus unchecked to enter the body. 

A calm, quiet and rested immune system responds appropriately. Vitamin C and Vitamin D will help with prevention by building walls to keep the virus out. 

Looking at Worldwide Trends, especially Europe, there WILL be a spike in the USA over the next 2 weeks (Mar. 14, 2020), and sadly, the News Media will exploit it and the USA will go crazy. (Watch what happens in Europe)

There is nothing WE can do about that.

Individual acts of defiance may make us feel better, but the world is gonna do what it’s gonna do. We can’t stop that. And we don’t want to put anyone in a situation that makes their lives more stressful than necessary. 

That is not helpful either.

This will be over in 90 days.

So just ride it out.

Early or Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Subclinical hypothyroidism, also called low thyroid or hypothyroidism is diagnosed when thyroid hormone levels are with normal reference range but TSH is mildly elevated. 

If the hypothalamus is getting a poor sampling of thyroid hormones in the blood, messages are sent hormonally in the blood to the pituitary that the thyroid isn’t doing its job. The pituitary will pump out extra TSH, giving the thyroid notice to produce more thyroid hormones. Primary Hypothyroidism is a true thyroid dysfunction and is the only pattern that can be effectively managed through thyroid replacement hormones or short-term dosage of iodine supplementation.  

Thyroid disorders are more common among women than men. Dr. David Peterson at Wellness Alternatives says, 

“Sex dependent hormonal fluctuations occur in women due to pregnancy, menopause, contraceptive use, and hormonal replacement therapy. Because hormone surges can occur, these contributing factors make women 7 times more likely to develop a thyroid condition than men. The body can interpret a hormone surge as an alarm to turn on or off other important signaling in the body that can lead to faulty thyroid function.” 

David Peterson, DC
  • Early or Subclinical Hypothyroidism is the only time to use Iodine or Selenium to restore normal Thyroid Function.
    • Primary Hypothyroidism is a thyroid treatable condition.

If the only lab tests run are only thyroid markers. There is no way anything other contributors to “low thyroid” symptoms can be considered. 

Other Causes of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Other causes of borderline hypothyroidism include mild thyroid failure due to thyroid surgery, previous radio iodine therapy and external radiation therapy as well as temporary subclinical hypothyroidism after pregnancy or silent and subacute thyroiditis. 

Great Cavities of the Body

The mobility of the ‘Great Cavities’ shown below (spine and brain / chest / abdomen/pelvis) is strongly related to Category 2 Distortion Pattern (Cat. 2). The Great Cavities contain the bodies life-sustaining organs that are negatively affecting by increasing Cat. 2 stiffness leading to decreased Core Mobility.

The Abdominal Brain uses NeuroEndocrine Transmitter, i.e. serotonin, GABA, Dopamine; to control blood flow in the body.

The Abdominal Brain is located immediately in front of the spine as shown below. The Abdominal Brain control the blood supply to the spine. Any change in the blood flow to the spine results in spinal stiffness. Spinal stiffness defines stiffness of the body’s core.

The Abdominal brain is wrapped around every major artery in the body. The abdominal brain is located immediately in front of the spine as shown below. Aortic Stiffness is a surrogate marker for Cat. 2 stiffness. Cat. 2 stiffness defines stiffness of the body’s core.

The Diaphragm muscle has a curvature that exactly matches the superior curvatures of the liver, stomach, spleen and kidneys. With each breath, the diaphragm compresses and then releases pressure on the soft and sponge-like organs. This compression/release cycle supports organ microcirculation, organ function and overall health.

With increasing spinal and chest wall stiffness there is decreased psoas/diaphragmatic excursion on a breath by breath basis. This affects organ microcirculation. The greater the Category 2 Distortion Pattern, the less the psoas/diaphragmatic excursion breath by breath. In addition, with decreased respiratory diaphragmatic excursion there is a lessening of the negative intrathoracic pressure generated on inspiration with less motive force to return blood and lymphatic fluid to the heart.

The body is a connected and organized structure physically and physiologically.

Aortic Stiffness is well known to predict the risk of death from all causes. The relationship between Aortic Stiffness, Category 2 Distortion Pattern and Core Mobility is central to an understanding of this relationship.

There are very clear cardiovascular consequences of Category 2 Distortion Pattern on Aortic Stiffness including Essential Hypertension, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, reduced Diastolic Coronary arterial flow and peak systolic pressures damaging cerebral blood vessel intimae surfaces.

Circulation of Cerebrospinal Fluid is an especially relevant topic. Circulation of CSF is largely dependent on respiratory-based pressure changes. With decreased diaphragmatic excursion occurring with the Category 2 Distortion Pattern, there will be as a result reduced Core Mobility, reduced CSF flow and reduction in Chorionic Villi mediated CSF resorption and secretion. CSF is completely replaced four times daily and Core Mobility is important in this process.

Hepatic Portal Hypertension causing brain ischemia is the leading risk factor for Dementia. As blood pools in the Abdominal Cavity, there is reduced blood flowing to the brain (ischemia). The consequence of this is reduced oxygen delivery to the brain (blood / nerve reciprocity) and subsequent neural degeneration. 

Alkaline-Activated Enzymes Liquify Food

The Stomach acid and acid-activated enzymes combined with the Alkaline bile and pancreatic alkaline-activated enzymes plus gallbladder alkaline bile to liquify food in order for the nutrition to be extracted and absorbed.

Yes, this included the alkaline foods many are eating. Unfortunately, many are under the assumption that eating “alkaline” foods are going to make their body “Alkaline”. All food must undergo chemical breakdown to extract the nutrition from it.

This brings into question what happens when those “alkalizing” with baking soda or alkaline water. In addition to those taking Antacids (Tums, Prevacid, Gaviscon) or Acid Blocker or Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac are either neutralizing or stopping stomach acid production. Anyone who has ever attended a Chemistry class should know that mixing a large amount of Alkaline with an Acid dilutes and neutralizes the Acid.

When there is NO Stomach Acid caused by repeatedly ALKALIZING – There is No Release of Alkaline-Activated Pancreatic enzymes. Without these enzymes, as much as 60 per cent of the fat entering the small intestine may be unabsorbed, as well as one third to one half of the proteins and carbohydrates. As a result, large portions of the ingested food cannot be used for nutrition.

It is important that the proteolytic enzymes of the pancreatic juice not become activated until after they have been secreted into the intestine because the trypsin and the other enzymes would digest the pancreas itself.

When the stomach is repeatedly alkalized or the pancreas is damaged and/or a duct becomes blocked, large quantities of pancreatic enzymes become pooled in the damaged areas of the pancreas. Under these conditions, the effect of trypsin inhibitor is overwhelmed, in which case the pancreatic secretions rapidly become activated and can start digesting the insulin producing cells of the pancreas first, giving rise to the condition called Insulin Resistance. 

At a pH of 8.5 – 9.5, the stomach acid and acid-activated enzymes from the stomach are no longer active. The stomach acid kills the alkaline – loving bacteria, parasites and fungi. Alkaline – loving microbes cause the most serious disease conditions. The pancreas juices and bile kills the acid – loving bacteria (Acidophilus – acid / philus – loving), parasites, and fungi. This leaves the stomach, duodenum and jejunum in a virtually sterile environment with very few bacteria able to survive in that terrain.

This is how alkalinity supports the breakdown and liquefaction of food into chime.

All food must undergo chemical breakdown to extract the nutrition from it.

Chyme or chymus is the semi-fluid mass of partly digested food that is expelled by the stomach, through the pyloric valve, into the duodenum (the beginning of the small intestine). The chyme that enters the small intestine from the stomach should be acidic due to secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Acid-activated enzymes also play a role in the stomach to liquify and emulsify food.

Chyme results from the mechanical and chemical breakdown of a bolus and consists of partially digested food, water, hydrochloric acid, and acid-activated digestive enzymes produced by the stomach. Chyme slowly passes through the pyloric sphincter and into the duodenum (first part of the small intestine), where the extraction of nutrients begins. Depending on the quantity and contents of the meal, the stomach will digest the food into chyme in anywhere between 40 minutes to a few hours. In the small intestine another set of alkaline-activated enzymes from the pancreas are stimulated hormonally to be released. But only when Acid is sensed in the small intestine.

No Acid – No Release of Alkaline-Activated Pancreatic enzymes.

Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology

Because these pancreatic alkaline-activated enzyme are so caustic. The body defends itself by releasing the pancreatic enzyme and bile only if food is acidic entering the small intestine.

With a pH of approximately 2, chyme emerging from the stomach is very acidic. The duodenum secretes a hormone, cholecystokinin (CCK) into the blood, which causes the gall bladder to contract, releasing alkaline bile into the duodenum. The duodenum of small intestine receives bile juice via the hepatic duct. It is secreted by the liver and stored and concentrated in the gall bladder. This contains bile salts which not only neutralize the acidic chyme but also serve other functions like emulsification of lipids and fats.

The duodenum simultaneously secretes the hormone Secretin into the blood, causes the release of digestive juices and enzymes from the pancreas. Without the proper pH of 2 diluted to a ph of ~4, the pancreatic enzymes will remain trapped in the pancreas. A single H+ cation can chain activate the enzymes within the pancreas. The 99% of the exocrine pancreatic cells that produce the enzymes are protected from the enzymes. However, the 1% of endocrine pancreas cells that produce insulin are not. The endocrine cells are constantly being damaged and destroyed by the enzymes resulting in insulin resistance symptoms. There is a constant need for their replacement.

The duodenum is a short section of the small intestine located between the stomach and the rest of the small intestine. The duodenum also produces the hormone secretin to stimulate the pancreatic secretion of large amounts of sodium bicarbonate, which then raises pH of the chyme to 8.5 to 9.5. The combination of the alkaline enzymes and the alkaline pH liquefies the bolus of food into the semi-fluid chime.

The chyme then moves through the jejunum and the ileum, where digestion and absorption progresses, and the nonuseful portion continues onward into the large intestine. The duodenum is protected by a thick layer of mucus and the neutralizing the alkaline actions of the sodium bicarbonate and bile.

This then leads into the further breakdown of the nutrients still present by anaerobic bacteria upon reaching the large intestine (colon), which at the same time help to package the remains for elimination. These bacteria also help synthesize vitamin B and vitamin K, which will be absorbed along with other nutrients.

Marc R. Yago, Adam R. Frymoyer, et. al. Gastric Reacidification with Betaine HCl in Healthy Volunteers with Rabeprazole-Induced Hypochlorhydria. Molecular Pharmaceutics 2013 10 (11), 4032-4037

After gastric pH > 4 was confirmed for 15 min, 1500 mg of betaine HCl was given orally with 90 mL of water and gastric pH was continuously monitored for 2 h. Betaine HCl significantly lowered gastric pH by 4.5 (±0.5) units from 5.2 (±0.5) to 0.6 (±0.2) (P < 0.001) during the 30 min interval after administration. The onset of effect of betaine HCl was rapid, with a mean time to pH < 3 of 6.3 (±4.3) min. The reacidification period was temporary with a gastric pH < 3 and < 4 lasting 73 (±33) and 77 (±30) min, respectively.

Melatonin Induces Circadian Phase Shift

The rise and fall of Melatonin induces Circadian Phase Shifts. Lower lengths of sunlight produces higher levels of melatonin.

Melatonin is primarily thought to be found only in the pineal gland. Melatonin is mainly produced in the pineal gland during the dark phase (night). Its secretion from the pineal gland has been classically associated with circadian and circanual rhythm regulation. However, melatonin production is not confined exclusively to the pineal gland, but other tissues including retina, Harderian glands, gut (400x more that pineal gland), ovary (200X more than gut), testes, bone marrow, thymus and bone marrow of humans and lens also produce it.

Most studies continue to erroneously view Melatonin as the “Sleep Hormone”. There is a dose–response relationship between light intensity or irradiance and melatonin production. A person’s prior light history has an impact on melatonin suppression or production.  Those suffering from autoimmune disease are more likely to seclude themselves in dark rooms. Unknowingly, increasing their melatonin production and increasing their immune system hyper-reactivity.

The sun rises later in the fall and winter and nightfall arrives much easier and this disrupts the timing of melatonin release some patients with autoimmune inflammation, Metabolic syndrome,,  Seasonal Affective Disorder, or producing disruptions to reproductive health and fertility. The seasonal fluctuations of melatonin coincides with the activity of the immune system, possibly allowing the body to anticipate and handle microbial threats more efficiently.

A circadian phase shift occurs when one or more daily circadian rhythms are disrupted in the fall and winter months as the days grow shorter and the nights are longer. Another phase shift occurs during the spring and summer as the opposite occurs. In these situations, one rhythm, e.g. enhance immune response, lags behind or pushes ahead of another rhythm, e.g. decreased Vitamin D production, results in increased inflammation.

After the Summer Solstice – More Melatonin is Produced

After the June Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) or the December Solstice (Southern Hemisphere), patients call because they are having more flairs or cytokine storms. They ask why they were feeling good and happy with their progress; and three to four weeks after the Solstice, they are regressing back to their original condition. It is due to the increased production of melatonin as the days get shorter. Yes, that little bit of increased production of melatonin causes that big of a change in their body.

WARNING: If the Summer solstice is rapidly approaching. Many people will start start having some flair ups. It amazes me how the melatonin produced by an additional six minutes of darkness after the Summer Solstice can provoke cytokine storms. The four supplements mentioned above will help dampen this affect.

Thyroid Underconversion

Thyroid Under-Conversion due to Inflammation

Thyroid Under-Conversion occurs when the cell membranes of the body are damaged due to chronic infection or inflammation. Many fail to recognize inflammation is the result of an immune response. Many more continue to blame only the thyroid.

Inflammation and Immune Response are not separate issues.

Oxidative stress can cause lipid peroxidation. Oxidative stress is a natural byproduct of the use of oxygen by biological systems. It is also caused by various biological processes such as inflammation, immune reactions, and detoxification processes. Unsaturated fatty acids (especially in cell membranes) are very susceptible to damage by oxidative stress. This damage results in lipid peroxidation (literally – ‘fat oxidation’). Antioxidants (especially vitamin E) work to prevent excessive levels of oxidative stress in cell membranes and therefore, help prevent lipid peroxidation. Lipid peroxides can lead to damage to DNA. DNA damage can contribute to the risk of developing various cancers.

If a patient is found in adrenal uncoupling , the enzyme responsible for converting thyroid hormones has been down-regulated for prior exposure to elevated cortisol.

Low Testosterone in Men

How many different forms of Estrogen are there?

First, I want you to understand, I screwed my health up by hormone replacement. I failed to ask the following questions:

  • Does Testosterone stay as Testosterone in the body?
  • Does Testosterone convert to downstream Estrogen?
  • What does Estrogen do to a man’s body?
Healthcare providers – Medical, Chiropractic, Functional and Alternative practitioners all use this chart for Male Hormones. Ignoring the tear-outs, which they assume (ass / u / me) are not involved in the male body.

The above chart shows the hormones typically involved in men’s health. What about the rest of the hormones? Most Healthcare providers are overwhelmed by the complete hormone chart shown below. Do you see any difference between the two charts?

While at a Functional Endocrinology Seminar, I asked what Etiocholanolone was and what it did. The Functional Neurologist presenter said he did not know and because the primary developer and author of the course never wrote about it. It is not important to understand.

Dr. Dave

Insulin Resistance Causes “Low T” in Men

While Insulin Resistance Causes “Low T” in Men. Insulin Resistance causes “High T” in women.

People with pre-diabetes or insulin resistance also can have low or normal blood sugars, if their high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting or dietary restriction. So it is never considered.

Peer Groups include Professional and Social Media Influencers. Who are too busy promoting the popular Diagnosis du Jour memes and Fake Fad Diagnosis to drive product sales.

Symptoms of Insulin Resistance

  • Fatigue.
  • Brain fogginess and inability to focus. Sometimes the fatigue is physical, but often it is mental.
  • People with pre-diabetes or insulin resistance also can have low or normal blood sugars, if their high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting or dietary restriction.
  • High blood sugar. Mild, brief periods of low blood sugar are normal during the day, especially if meals are not eaten on a regular schedule. But prolonged hyperglycemia with some of the symptoms listed here, especially physical and mental fatigue, are not normal.
  • Red Blood Cell aggregation has been consistently associated with insulin resistance.
  • Feeling agitated, jittery, moody, nauseated, or having a headache is common in Insulin Resistance, without immediate relief once food is eaten.
  • Intestinal bloating. Most intestinal gas produced from dysbiosis.
  • Insulin Resistance sufferers who eat carbohydrates suffer from gas, lots of it.
  • Sleepiness. Many people with Insulin Resistance get sleepy immediately after eating a meal exceeding their Carbohydrate Tolerance.
  • Fatigue after meals, craving sugar after meals, must have dessert:
    • Cut back on carbs until you are no longer sleepy after meals and/or do not crave sugar after eating.
  • Weight gain, fat storage, difficulty losing weight. The fat in IR is generally stored around the midsection in both males and females.
  • Increased cholesterol and triglycerides.
    • When triglycerides are equal to or greater than cholesterol suspect Diabetes.
  • Increased blood pressure. It is a fact that most people with hypertension have too much insulin and are Insulin Resistant. It is often possible to show a direct relationship between the level of insulin and blood pressure: as insulin levels elevate, so does blood pressure.
  • Depression. Because carbohydrates are a natural “downer,” depressing the brain, it is not uncommon to see many depressed persons who also have Insulin Resistance.
The effects Insulin Resistance causes in the body are overlooked, because there is no drug (money to be made) for it. Insulin Resistance is easy to reverse (no money to be made). So they wait for it to progress to Diabetes before they do anything. Can you say Cha-Ching? Then they have a life long cash machine.

So, what does estrogen do in males? The most common symptoms of high estrogen in men include these eight:

  • Sexual dysfunction (low libido, decreased morning erections, decreased erectile function)
  • Enlarged breasts
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Increased abdominal fat (can also be a symptom of low estrogen)
  • Feeling tired
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Emotional disturbances, especially depression
  • Enhances Insulin Resistance and the associated symptoms

Insulin Resistance Cause Red Blood Cells to Stick Together.

When Red Blood Cells stick together. They shed their oxygen. They cannot make the turn into capillaries. Which even if they did, the Red Blood Cells are not carrying a full load of oxygen. Thus the symptoms below.

Symptoms of Red Blood Cell Aggregation

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fogginess and inability to focus
  • Nerve pain
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Numbness and tingling in arms and legs
  • Muscle cramping
Hormones traveling through the blood stream are constantly sampled by the Hypothalamus in the Brain.