AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION

When you flip a light switch on in your house, you know what the end-result will be. The light switch connects a circuit that produces light when the electrons reach the filament. Your computer is similar. While you type a report or surf the Internet, the computer performs an abundance of unseen tasks in the background: checking for printer signals, moving data to the hard drive, and organizing its memory.   It is easy to take these tasks for granted, because they operate behind the scenes; they don’t seem relevant to the task at hand.

The human body functions much the same way. Every process in the body is controlled by signals sent from the brain, through the nerves, to each individual organ or muscle. Like the example of our computer, there is an abundance of tasks the body performs that can be easily taken for granted.    These background tasks are referred to as the “autonomic nervous system”.    Heart rate, sleep, digestion, and vascular pressure are all normal bodily functions that don’t receive a second thought.    But, what if the body didn’t perform these functions correctly?   What does autonomic nervous system dysfunction feel like?

There are two possible scenarios:

1-  Blocking

2-  Switching

 

There are a few illnesses that cause autonomic nervous system dysfunction.   As if by design, the areas of the brain controlling the autonomic nervous system were made the most secure. Even in degenerative neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, autonomic functions like heart rate and digestion remain untouched until the late stages of the illness.

However, there are stressors that do cause dysfunction on the autonomic nervous system.

The most common stressors are:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Immune Challenges

o       Bacteria

o       Virus

o       Parasites

o       Or Fungus (Yeast overgrowth, like candida)

  • Metal toxicity
  • Chemical toxicity
  • Scars (a break in the skin interferes with the communication between nerve endings)

Digestion, heart rate and syncope, pain response, and even sleep can be impaired.  The symptoms may present themselves differently from person to person such as:

Sleep dysfunction

Inability to sit or stand for prolonged periods

Nausea

Pain response

Balance/Vertigo

Mental exhaustion

 

Autonomic Nervous System switching is a phenomenon in which the parasympathetic (rest & digest response) or sympathetic (fight or flight response), or both systems are operating opposite to what is necessary for optimum function.  In essence, it regulates in the opposite direction of what it is supposed to do; hence, the term switching

The best way to determine if switching is present is to use a Heart Rate Variability (HRV) test with the patient in both the lying and standing positions.  This test will check for both blocking and switching at the same time. Both the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems may also do the opposite of what they are supposed to do, and this is called a double switch.

I think of switching as being the presence of a short circuit just as in the blocking short circuit.  This needs to be corrected before the ‘analyzer’ will properly function.  Just as with blocked regulation, switching has its clinical implications.  Unlike blocking, switching will cause the patient to react adversely to his clinical program.  Even though the correct program may have been given to the patient, he will react incorrectly to it.  For instance, the patient’s condition will appear to worsen.  This is a good sign that switching is present and therefore the astute practitioner will look for it.

Just as with blocking, switching will also skew the results of the reflex analysis, so it is very important that any switching be corrected before moving on to the next step.  So, if someone is going along and improving, and suddenly his program is not working and he appears to be getting worse, it is time to check to see if he is switched.  Once switching is found to be present, and the malfunctioning circuit is identified and corrected, the program will start to work again.

There are 108 different switching ‘circuits’ so the best way to check for switching is by using the heart rate variability instrumentation to detect its presence.  Once it is found, the practitioner can proceed to check the 108 circuits to find the switch and fix it.

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TRUTH ABOUT GMO

(Genetically Modified Organism)

In the early 1990’s, despite warnings from the FDA scientists who were concerned that genetically-modified foods could create allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems, the person in charge of policy at the FDA, who had been an attorney for Monsanto, ignored the scientist’s warnings and allowed GMOs onto the market without a single required safety study.

Who is Monsanto?

This is the company that gave us rBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) so cows would produce more milk, and insisted this was safe.  Cows who were treated with it became very sick and later rBGH was later taken off the market because of the risk of developing cancer.

In 2009, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine advises all doctors that there is enough evidence in animal studies suggesting harm and more testing should be done on GM foods and everyone should avoid eating them.

When patients avoid GM Foods, the following problems commonly improve or even go away:  Digestive issues, Immune Problems,  Headaches,  Skin Disorders,  Allergies,  Fatigue,  Diabetes,  Sleep Disruption,  Cognitive Impairment.  Similar effects and improvements are seen in lab animals, pets and livestock.

Genetically-modified organisms have genes taken from one species, for example the genes of a spider, and inserted into the DNA of another species like soy or corn.  The combination which is highly unnatural would normally be rejected but by binding the gene with bacteria or viruses the insertion can take place without rejection.   This gene manipulation is done to impart some of the properties of the new gene to the plant or animal.  Mostly it is done to make the plant herbicide tolerant, especially to Roundup, or able to produce its own pesticides, like Bt in corn.

The most common GM crops in the US are Soy, Corn, Cotton, Canola, Sugar beets and Alfalfa.  Of the first 5, over 90% of what is grown in the US is genetically-modified.

SOY = 93 %

CORN = 90 %

COTTON = 94%

CANOLA = 90%

SUGAR BEETS =  ?

ALFALFA = ?

Also watch for:

Chinese ZUCHINI

Hawaiin SQUASH

Problems from genetically-modified foods:

1- The process can create damage to the branching off DNA resulting in, for example, the overproduction of protein that can become toxic, disrupt hormonal function, and reduce the strength of the immune system. (causes allergy)

2- Contrary to the claims of the biotech companies (who created this technology), the Bt gene can be harmful as it is not destroyed during digestion.  It can be active in the bacteria in mammals, and damage the intestinal tract as well as contribute to other symptoms. (the Bt inserted in cells can not be washed out.  In the gut, the gene gets activated and creates more Bt, creates lesion in Kidney, Liver, Leaky gut syndrome and increases blood pressure.  Experiment on goats died within 5 to 7 days on eating it.  Pigs and Cows fed on GMO corn developed infertility or gave birth to babies with defects, gut problems, anxiety among other problems.  Many ended up dying.   After being taken off the GMO corn, their problems disappreared within 1 month.

3- Roundup, by chelating essential minerals (which means it clumps the minerals together so they can not be assimilated), has devastating consequences on the body and also for the soil where it has been used. (Decreases Iron, Zinc, Manganese – cause anemia)

Yet  the FDA insists no safety testing is necessary.

Looking at statistics, there seems to be a very strong correlation between the increase in the use of glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup) and the increase in health problems like obesity, thyroid cancer, liver cancer, diabetes, autism, alzheimer’s, intestinal infections, high blood pressure and death from senile dementia.

To avoid GMO’s

1. Buy Organic

2. Look for “Non GMO verified” seals

3. Avoid at risk ingredients including soybeans, canola, cottonseed, corn, and sugar from sugarbeets

Get my list of ingredients that come from corn so that you avoid them all.  They are not all listed as Corn on the labels.

RESOURCES:

Genetic Roulette (DVD)

GMO Myths and Truths (Click here to request a FREE copy of the ebook)

www.nongmoshoppingguide.com