We had a workshop September 21-23. We often get emails shortly thereafter and I wanted to share two as it extends some of the prior newsletter commentary on Vitamin D.
Email # 1:
One life saved already. Thank you.
I have a patient with inoperable lung cancer that got a serious infection and lasting several weeks. Antibiotics did not do much. The patient was in severe pain from coughing, very high fever and extremely weak. We all thought it was the end. What did I do? Looked at the file (he took vitamin D, so alkaline blood), and following [a discussion in class] I told him to use vinegar water and call me in two hours. He called himself in an hour and a half, saying all is much better. Two days later he no longer had infection: no pain, no fever, and very little cough.
I thought I will give you credit for this one.
Dr. D.A., ND
The last newsletter we talked about the effect of Vitamin D which is to mobilize and pull calcium into the blood stream. You could say that unopposed Vitamin D without the co-factor of Vitamin F (a Royal Lee reference to essential fatty acids) to put calcium back into the tissue will indeed alkalize a blood stream – oftentimes with a detrimental effect on physiology.
Where does vinegar come in? To my knowledge there is no direct correlation that I can immediately think of where vinegar relates to Vitamin D and calcium as we have been discussing though if we pursued it we could uncover a lot of basic principles about minerals and pH.
But just looking at plain vinegar itself – acetic acid – it is indeed acidifying. When bacterial infections exist, we find that the bacteria often find expression within catabolic states. This is often accompanied by tissue alklosis and vinegar, as a mild acid, has an effect of shifting that situation.
Of course this leads a whole army of “health promoters” to begin to beat their drums and point their spears to assert that “acid is bad” and “alkaline is good” and alkalize alkalize alkalize is the battle cry.
But as we can see from this very brief example, we must always pay attention to balance. This practitioner, armed with new found insight, had a positive effect with a client – using something that was – shriek – ACID! The benefits seen were not necessarily for the reasons thought, but it shows the practitioner is now thinking through a case in a more insightful manner.
On the heels of this email, came another workshop attendees response:
I also ran a flow audit on a very sick client who came in Monday promptly for an assessment. She showed signs of a catabolic /electrolyte deficient environment which I suspected strongly from the ‘burp,bloat,toot’ going on in her system. Her husband commented that she could “burp any man out of the room” – quite funny. ‘drop the bile’ [was discussed in class]. She is not averse to coffee enemas and after her first round – called – said she felt the best she had in years. I am so grateful for this ability to balance the client in ways I had not imagined prior.
We just talked about the catabolic state and something that is part and parcel to this state is often a loss of negative charge to the body’s colloidal fluid system. This loss of charge, or decrease of “zeta potential” of the colloids, when it happens with bile is to cause bile to become thick and sticky.
If bile does not drop, passing gas is often an end result. Taken to an extreme, bile turns to stones and the bile bag known as the gall bladder has issues.
How to get the bile to flow? Well – if we have a loss of charge we are usually dealing with an excess of cations vs. anions. This is the study of colloid chemistry and Zeta Potential 101. We can suggest the client take certain anionic compounds to “soap” the bile system so to speak and get things moving again.
This practitioner used a coffee enema with great success. With most clients this likely would not have been our first choice since very effective natural oral components can do the same thing, but hey, the practitioner took newly learned information, worked with what she had and applied it within the context of her practice and her client, and she had great success.
The bottom line is always – what’s going on with the client. Health and adaptive capacity to meet the demands of life is the goal – a goal strived to be accomplished in a natural and drug free way.
In some circles it seems health is thought to be related to how many supplements or drugs a person can take or how the practitioner can get the client to adopt the most stringint of diets. That is not health.
About bloating, burping and tooting…
I have to come back to the whole story of bloating, burping and tooting however. This is not just a sitcky bile issue. Burps and bloats are often a sign of digestive incapacity, often an inability to produce sufficient HCL.
This appears to be confirmed by an electrolyte deficient feedback pattern. This can be for a number of reasons of course which is covered most thoroughly in Biomedx workshops. The natural progression of this inability to produce HCL in the stomach ultimately leads to gastric reflux or acid indigestion, today most ignorantly called a “disease” by the medical community, but that of course is a whole other story.
FLOW SYSTEM AUDITING
The two prior emails reflect a teeny tiny fraction of a pin prick of information discussed in our workshop. Flow System Auditing is really a process of bringing the principles of engineering – i.e. science and logic – to the field of understanding physiology as it applies to health. It is, in two words – very powerful. Next chance you get, come to a workshop and find out for yourself.