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Pellagra

Overview

Pellagra is a disease caused by a severe deficiency of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the diet is and characterized by skin eruptions, digestive and nervous system disturbances, and eventual mental deterioration.

Symptoms of pellagra include diarrhea, dementia, and dermatitis; redness and swelling of tongue and lips; burning of the mouth, pharynx, and esophagus; abdominal distention and pain or discomfort in the abdominal area; poor digestion; vomiting; weakness; weight loss; stress and irritability; poor tolerance to cold; and impaired memory, confusion, and paranoia. In some cases, the skin can also turn dark, becoming thicker, rougher, and very dry.

Note: Since multiple deficiencies of all the B vitamins and protein often occur together, both a dietary and nutritional supplementation program need to be implemented and should be created under the guidance of a health practitioner trained in diet and nutrition.

It can be due to alcoholism, a diet high in maize (Indian corn), severe diarrhea, parasites, cirrhosis of the liver, post-surgical nutrient deficiencies, stress, genetic predisposition, and consumption of junk foods, which are very low in B vitamins and high in refined sugars that deplete B vitamins.

Note: Before a diagnosis of pellagra can be made, you must first be sure that tongue and lip redness and swelling is from pellagra and not due to other vitamin deficiencies or diseases. Do the same for symptoms of diarrhea, and skin and central nervous system disorders that may be caused from other diseases.

Quick Action Plan for Pellagra

1. Avoid all sugars, refined carbohydrates, milk and dairy products, sodas, processed foods, preservatives, artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame), corn syrup, alcohol, white bread and white flour products, pastries, and hydrogenated and trans-fatty oils, as well as all foods to which your are allergic. Minimize your intake of maize.

2. Eat organic foods that are high in niacin and other B vitamins, protein, and the amino acid tryptophan. Such foods include organic whole grains, bananas, raw seeds and nuts, peanuts, liver, avocados, broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, legumes, collard greens, enriched breads and cereals, salmon, halibut, tuna, swordfish, skinless breast of chicken, and turkey.

3. Emphasize organic, fresh vegetables and non-citrus fruits, organic grains, as well as organic, free-range meats and poultry and wild-caught fish.

4. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day.

5. Supplement with vitamin B 3. Niacin is the preferred form of vitamin B3 for pellagra. Also supplement with vitamin B complex and free form amino acids.

6. Additionally, the following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating pellagra: Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health protocols

Detoxification Therapy:

  • Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.  It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
  • Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste  www.wecarespa.com

Hydrotherapy:

Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.  For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water.
  • Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two litres of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide.

Healthy eating is of primary importance. Drink plenty of pure filtered water and increase your intake of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, and complex whole grains, as well as organic, free-range meats, poultry, and wild-caught fish.

Avoid all commercial, processed, fried, and nonorganic food, as well as alcohol, coffee, sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, food dyes, milk and dairy products, wheat and wheat products, and refined carbohydrates. Minimize your intake of maize. Do not eat saturated, trans-, hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated fats and oils. Instead choose from virgin coconut butter/oil, extra virgin olive oil, high lignin flax seed oil, and unrefined hemp seed, walnut, and sunflower oils.

In addition, have yourself screened for potential food allergies and sensitivities and avoid those foods for which you test positive.

Eat organic foods that are high in niacin and other B vitamins, protein, and the amino acid tryptophan. Such foods include organic whole grains, bananas, raw seeds and nuts, peanuts, liver, avocados, broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, legumes, collard greens, enriched breads and cereals, salmon, halibut, tuna, swordfish, skinless breast of chicken, and turkey.

For the complete whole foods eating plan we recommend to heal and eliminate all imbalances and disease, connect to the full article: Whole Foods Diet. In many cases, a raw food eating plan can be extremely beneficial. To learn more, read Raw Food Diet.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef.  The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com  The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

Supplement with vitamin B 3, which is available in two forms, niacin and niacinamide. Niacin in doses of 100 mg or more can sometimes cause flushing and chills; many people prefer niacinamide, which does not produce such symptoms. However, the symptoms are harmless and niacin is the preferred form of vitamin B3 for pellagra.

Also supplement with vitamin B complex and free form amino acids.

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day  for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here.
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil

Fish oil

Cod liver oil

Vegetarian

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
  • Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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  • Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
  • Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress.  Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

Ayurvedic Medicine

visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

  1. Shatavari kalpa is taken in a dose of 5gms twice a day.
  2. Ashwagandhavaleha is taken in a dose of 5gm once a day.
  3. Vatakulantaka rasa is taken in a dose of 125mg twice a day.
  4. Amrita praasha ghrita is taken in a dose of 5ml twice daily.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Hare’s Ear Root

Known in Chinese as chai hu, this herb is known to restore the flow of qi in the chest area, especially the liver, benefiting mood and spirit, reducing anxiety and restoring mental and physical balances in the body. Hare’s ear root is also known as bupleurum, an herb native to eastern Asia. The herb looks like raw tea or elongated seeds, and is respected in China as being a “harmony herb.”

Peony Root Bark

Known as mu dan pi in Chinese, peony root bark is known as an herb that can settle the spirit or calm a condition known as heat, or fire, in the heart, which causes individuals to lose their spiritual connection with their body, resulting in depression and stress. Peony root bark restores harmony in the body, relieving symptoms of depression such as insomnia, and restoring shen, or mental harmony. An herbal formula combining peony and bupleurum is widely utilized to reduce irritability, mental instability and excessive emotions.

Cortex Albizzia Julbrissin (mimosa tree bark)

It is traditionally used to calm the spirit and relieve emotional constraint when the associated symptoms of bad temper, depression, insomnia, irritability and poor memory are present.

Aromatherapy

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Homeopathic Medicine

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

  • Aurum Metallicum (gold)
  • Cimacifuga (black cohosh)
  • Plumbum (lead)
  • Podophyllum (May apple plant)
  • Radium Bromatum (radium bromide)
  • Viscum Album (mistletoe)

Some homeopaths use preparations called cell salts which are low-potency mineral salts found in the human body. These preparations come in small, easy dissolvable pellets and treat many physical conditions, working when there is a biochemic insufficiency in the body. The recommded one here would be Kali Phosphoricum, the nerve nutrient. It is a wonderful remedy for nervous people. It is good for depression, weariness, sleeplessness and where vitality is low.

Herbs

Useful herbal remedies for treating mental health problems include St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), which has been shown to act as a mild anti-depressant and to be useful for cases of anxiety and mild depression, as well as for sleep problems related to mental health disorders, and walnut tea, which contains high amounts of serotonin, a natural mood elevator. Other herbs that may be helpful include chamomile, ginkgo biloba, milk thistle, passion flower, Siberian ginseng, and valerian root, all of which promote calm and can help mitigate against the effects of stress.

Other

Yoga The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.

Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.

Qigong –Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body.  See article section for more information about the art of qigong.

Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating pellagra: Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

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The best way to cleansing and purification of the body  www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php

Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters

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Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php

Video

Pellagra- a presentation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrDeVyiXzyg

EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html

Research

Vitamin B3 kills superbugs:  www.naturalnews.com/037149_vitamin_B3_superbugs_nicotinamide.html

Importance of vitamin B3: www.nutrientreference.com/Vitamin_b3-2.html

Further Information (links and books)

Wired for Joy by Laurel Mellin

Meditations For A Miraculous Life [Audio Book] by Marianne Williamson

A Plague of Corn: The Social History of Pellagra by Daphne A. Roe; Pellagra: An American Problem by George McCallum Niles

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna

by Bernie S Siegel

The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

1,000 Indian Recipes (1,000 Recipes) by Neelam Batra;

Food–Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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