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Electrolytes and Calcium

Posted by Nicole (Florida) on 06/04/2007

Hi, I am 24 and struggling with my health. I have enthusiastically read most of everything that you have written (you're a genius), but I have multiple problems, so I'm not sure which treatment to go with. I have adrenal fatigue, estrogen dominance (just started taking biologically identical progesterone for it), endometriosis, Hashimoto (thyroglobulin antibodies at 177), a super sensitive stomach, hemorrhoids, and in 2002 a gastroenterologists discovered my stomach was not emptying properly, and I'm allergic to all kinds of food (wheat, gluten, all dairy, most nuts, eggs, lamb, etc.). A recent lab report showed that I had/have a certain type of bad bacteria, and I was given the prescription Augmentin for it (along with some probiotics). My tongue is always white, and I sometimes get a bad taste in my mouth. I've had issues with sinus infections (had sinus surgery in 2006) and sore throats. I can't fly on planes without experiencing intense pain in my ears. After reading your advice to others I purchased pH strips and it seems that I'm on the acidic side. I'm 5'6 and down to 104 pounds (can't gain weight). I often do not have very much energy and feel ill. Can you help me?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear Nicole: Thank you for sending that lab report. It helps me a lot to know what is wrong with the problem. The lab reports which you sent me were, hair mineral analysis, hormone profile, enzyme phenotype assessment, a long list of symptoms, thyroid autoantibodies, E95 basic food panel, A95 extended food panel, and a blood test. As a summary based on lab reports, your body is in a real mess.

Usually most helpful for me is the hair mineral analysis where your body is unsuprisingly low on electrolytes as the cause to your low energy level. The major mineral for electrolytes, at least for me are: sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Therefore, your sodium levels were low, and your potassium levels were nonexistent. Because the conditions have a multiple disease, it is obvious that the immunity system issue badly suppressed. However, while the iodine figures are not available, iodine is needed here to increase the immune system. In my own experience, people who do get sick calcium is usually to high. In your case the calcium to magnesium is very high. It is way off the charts, unsurprisingly. This includes calcium to magnesium ratio, calcium to phosphorous ratios and calcium to potassium ratios. All of them are off the charts. People get sick because of too much calcium, since nanobacteria and microbes exists and are protected in calcium shells. Molybdenum, lithium, boron at least for me I find them important also for normal hormone functions, but the amount needed are small.

The ability for the body to control sugar levels so that bacteria do not overtake the body through such minerals as chromium, vanadium, manganese and tungsten are important. In the lab reports, the manganese, vanadium and tungsten are low. This indicates that you probably took the supplements and supplements have a problem about bioavailability or sufficient amount of tungsten (they have none), manganese (never enough and poorly absorbed), molybdenum (absorption problems). Now the cause of poor vision mentioned in your symptoms report based on my own experience is caused low levels molybdenum, low tungsten, and vitamin A levels. Sometimes it is the chromium and vanadium, which the lab reports say, is adequate. Usually you won't find supplements with tungsten, but I do take them in the form of sodium tungstate, about 100 mg. one single dose maybe once or twice a month as well as sodium molybdate (about 200 mg, one single dose once or twice a month). Those two supplements and vitamin A have helped my vision, the molybdenum needs special mention about its help in night vision.

Finally the dry skin, white tongue, anxious feelings indicate a simple acidosis problem. A simple remedy for acidosis as well as removing excess calcium that are off the charts, increase potassium, and sodium levels, increase the electrolytes level necessary for increase energy is the simple lime and baking soda. The remedy therefore is one whole freshly squeezed lime (approx 8 teaspoon), plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water, allowing the reaction to take place for about 5 minutes, is taken at least 2 times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Some kelp supplements will raise the iodine level.

To help reduce the white tongue for people with low magnesium level requires one tablespoon of baking soda, plus 1 teaspoon of epsom salt, plus 5-10 drops of iodine tincture, in 1/2 glass of water to be used as a mouthwash. Magnesium citrate 250 mg is taken at about 5 days out of a week, no calcium supplements or food rich in calcium, such as potatoes, yogurt, milk, etc.

To get the body to normalize the iodine levels certain foods such as seaweed and kelp supplements could be taken at about 3 or 4 times a day. Drinking water should use SEA SALT (NOT common table salt) added by about 1/4 teaspoon per 1 liter of water. Those will help correct the sodium, magnesium and micromineral imbalances. It must be noted that people who are vegetarians, or diets low in sodium, will have IBS, yeast infections, and bowel irritations (also from magnesium). Therefore, in event of bowel irritation a small amount of milk of magnesia (formulated where it has only magnesium hydroxide, and no aluminum compounds), such as 1/8 teaspoon of milk of magnesia in 1/2 glass of water, plus a small pinch of sea salt (1/16 teaspoon). If urinary tract infection (UTI), then just one single dose 1 teaspoon of sea salt in 1/2 glass of water should sufficiently do it. Magnesium and vitamin b complex supplements will resolve most of the muscle aches and lowered energy levels and reduction in calcium, by tw way. Earaches is lowered magnesium and vitamin C levels. Sore throat is acidosis. The hemmorhoids are due to acidosis and constipation. So the baking soda with lime should resolve that. If not, I would probably take them three times a day.

In event of a complicated sickness from a multiple conditions, I would rather keep the remedies simple and concentrate on the lime and baking soda first. If for about a month, necessary to reduce the calcium levels. One tip that I have always learned from woman with irregular periods, and hormone imbalance: taking calcium supplements can lead to irregular periods of menstruation because the excess serum calcium levels block glandular functions. And therefore an iodine foot painting, some calcium antagonists, such as magnesium supplements, vitamin B complex, taken twice a week (vitamin B is synergistic with magnesium), and some sodium ascorbate (they lower excess calcium levels), will usually result in regular menstruation periods as well as more normal hormone levels without resorting to many hormone supplements. DHEA 12.5 mg taken about 1 per day will often raise the energy level. A 5 mg lithium citrate before sleep will also help the body's hormonal imbalance in my opinion, and besides the lithium levels in the reports indicates you have none anyway. The weight gain will be noticed on the third or fourth week once the body has sufficient levels of alkalinity and vitamin C (urine pH should be 7!) and if possible the best pH to measure is a pocket pH meter. Sodium ascorbate vitamin C about 500 mg/day should be sufficient to reduce excess blood calcium and increase antioxidant.

By the way cysts on ovaries exists usually because of excess calcium (yours is way off the charts), not enough magnesium, and lack of iodine (which also causes fibroids). The cysts exist because the body tries to tuck under the rug of excess calcium dirt so the body can function normally.