How can you increase oxygen in the brain?
Hawthorn berry is an herb that opens blood vessels, particularly to the heart. Carefully watch the effect on blood pressure when using it.
Food mold, particularly ergot, has the opposite effect of niacin. Brain blood vessels are made narrower, cutting down the oxygen supply. Ergot is a common contaminant of grains: don't provide rye or pumpernickel breads or crackers. Don't provide wine or other alcoholic beverages; they are too contaminated with ergot and aflatoxin. Narrowing the blood vessels in the brain can lead to stroke. If you notice an attack of dementia coming, try a niacin tablet (100 mg, not timed release) immediately.
The spasming was probably caused by sorghum molds. Cooking during the manufacturing of sorghum syrup kills the mold but its toxic byproducts (mycotoxins) are still present. Other syrups may have sorghum added, polluting them. Brown sugar is also polluted with sorghum molds, but fortunately you can detoxify this mold with vitamin C as usual. Mix well 1/4 tsp powdered vitamin C with each new (1 lb.) box of brown sugar.
Increase blood pressure if it is habitually too low. Blood pressures below 110 may prevent strokes but ruin the quality of life. Low blood pressures are often due to toxins from foods. But severe salt deprivation in the diet can also cause this. If the adrenal glands are not conserving salt properly, too much sodium is allowed to leave the body with the urine, resulting in low sodium levels in the blood and a blood pressure drop. Adrenal performance is improved by taking the kidney herb recipe.
The kidney herbs (page 549), at half dose level (1/2 cup a day instead of a whole cup) can be given daily for three weeks and then on alternate days indefinitely. Be very careful to keep the herbal tea sterile by reheating. Elderly people seem to sense the improvement given by kidney herbs. Try other kidney herbs from time to time: shave grass, cedar berries, juniper berries, butcher's broom, cornsilk. None interfere with drugs. Remember, they also have a diuretic effect. Be prepared to use extra paper padding in underwear to help catch the extra urine output. The first few nights may be disturbed by extra urination. Interpret this positively.
After the blood pressure comes up to 115 (systolic) mental performance will be greatly improved. Don't try to bring it up to 120 since this raises the stroke potential without giving you much improvement in performance. Use an electronic device to measure blood pressure, one with a finger cuff, not an arm cuff which can itself induce broken blood vessels. Purchase a device that needs no adjustments of any kind and has automatic cuff tension control (see mail order catalogs if your pharmacy does not have one).
Improve the quality of the air by lowering the pollution level. Check into carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, fumes from a gas stove pilot light, auto exhaust from an attached garage or nearby highway, arsenic from household pesticide, PVC from new plastic curtains or carpeting, formaldehyde from wearing new clothing before washing it, asbestos from hair dryers, freon from a refrigerator, fiberglass, and chlorine from running tap water. Some of these displace oxygen, some are simply toxic to the body and lungs. Clean up the air according to the general principles of environmental cleanup (see the Four Clean-ups chapter, page 409).
For the elderly pay special attention to chlorine in the air. Shower water puts a lot of chlorine into the bathroom air which then distributes itself through the rest of the house. Notice whether your elderly person goes into the bathroom in fair shape mentally but comes out confused, unreasonable. Not every day's chlorine exposure will have the same effect. Trust your judgment. Attach a carbon filter to the shower head (see the Sources chapter). Purchase a variety that has very simple-to-replace cartridges. Figure out how long it should last and write the date for replacement on the outside of it for your own convenience.
When into and out of the bathroom is a different performance
Room air filters are not the answer to polluted air. Removing the pollution source is. Air filters may remove some of the toxic elements but by blowing the air (and dust) around vigorously the remaining toxins are made much more vicious in their effect. The noise of a filter motor and fumes it may put out itself adds misery to the simple job of breathing. Using a nonfiberglass filter at the furnace is a better idea.
Make sure all fragrances are removed from the air, even though family members "like" them. They don't belong in air. The lungs treat them like toxins to be coughed up or removed by the kidneys and immune system. This includes colognes, scented tissues, soap and shampoo and shaving supplies. If you can walk into the bathroom blindfolded and know you're in the bathroom, it's not clean enough. Everything in the bathroom pollutes the air of the whole house. People who must use fragrance should apply it outdoors to keep the indoor air less poluted.
Oxygen gets to the brain on a carrier system of tiny rafts called red blood cells. They were meant to be an exact shape and size to fit the most oxygen molecules onto them.
Figure 36. Red blood cells, top and side view.
I have seen pernicious anemia to be associated with Ascaris infestation. Kill Ascaris on a frequency generator (408 KHz) or zap. The source of Ascaris is usually a pet, owned in the past. Once infected, the tiny worms do not leave your body on their own. The infestation may date back to childhood. What a relief for the bone marrow whose job it is to make red blood cells to have enough vitamin B12 again! What does Ascaris do with your B12? B12 is a beautiful rose colored vitamin. Some worms are actually pink from absorbing your B12! Giving B12 shots is the current clinical treatment for B12 deficiency. Killing Ascaris twice a week by zapping and taking B12 lozenges (see the Sources chapter) is a better solution. (If your loved one is getting shots, make sure that no isopropyl alcohol is used on the skin beforehand. Provide vodka yourself in a small pocket flask or 70% grain alcohol for this purpose. Unfortunately, the shot itself may contain traces of this harmful solvent-take a sample home for testing.)
Other kinds of "anemia" can deprive your elderly person of oxygen. A low red blood cell count (under 4.4 million/mm3) is the "garden" variety. Sometimes iron levels are low and can explain the low red blood cell count. Sometimes they are not.
Kill all Ancylostomas along with Ascaris twice a week. It is not wise to take iron pills, even if they do raise hemoglobin levels, except in life-threatening situations. Remove the tiny creatures that cause microscopic bleeding instead. Iron in the form of pills is too easily snatched up by bacteria who also need it, making them more virulent to the body. Use grain alcohol rinse in the bathroom to kill Ascaris and hookworm eggs under fingernails. Don't have pets in the house or keep them on daily parasite killing herbs.
It takes nutritious food to build the blood back up to its normal hemoglobin level. Eggs and meats (all very well cooked) are the richest sources of iron and other minerals used in blood building. B6 and other vitamins are also involved and can be given as a B-complex (see the Sources chapter). Do not use black strap molasses as an iron source, or any molasses, since it contains toxic molds. (The molds could be detoxified with vitamin C the same way as honey. However, I have not tested enough molasses for solvents and you cannot risk these.) In the past, when the nutrient properties of molasses were discovered, the molasses manufacturing was a small, carefully conducted business. Now it has molds which cause platelet destruction, (purpuric spots) internal bleeding, and immune failure.
Oxygen must first jump onto its raft, the hemoglobin, in the lungs. Later, in the brain, oxygen must jump off again to enter the brain cells. A difference in acid levels makes this possible. Acid levels operate the latching system that decides whether oxygen will be attached to hemoglobin or let go! Acidity unlatches oxygen. There should be no acidity in the lungs so oxygen can attach here. Sometimes, the entire body is too acid! Diabetics, asthmatics, arthritics, especially, suffer from total body acidity.
Acid was meant to be removed from the blood and loaded into the stomach at mealtime for digestion. When this isn't happening, it was meant to be shipped out of the body with the urine. But the kidneys may be doing a poor job because they are clogged with tiny crystals and because not enough water is drunk, so the body's acid levels rise. You can test total body acidity by measuring the pH of the morning urine. It should not be under (more acid than) 5.5. If the body acid level is too high, help the kidneys excrete it by adding more water to the diet and more minerals to neutralize the acid. The main minerals for this purpose are calcium and magnesium.
When water "doesn't taste good," there is probably a valid reason. The body may be trying to reject chlorine or other toxins in it. In this case, filter it with a small all-carbon unit that is changed right on schedule. A plastic pitcher (not clear plastic or flexible plastic) with a carbon pack fitted into the top is best. Sterilize it once a week by putting a cup of water and one tbs. of grain alcohol in it and turning it up side down so the filter can soak for 15 minutes. Flush out the alcohol with two pitchers of water. Make sure the temperature suits the person. Temperature can mean everything to the never-thirsty person. Don't allow ice cubes, however, nor beverage making, with the essential water. Adding lemon or vinegar (white distilled) and 1 tsp. honey is probably the best way to stimulate both thirst and appetite.
Figure 37. Water pitcher with filter.
When blood is properly oxygenated it takes on a bright red color, unoxygenated blood is more purple. A chelation doctor can easily see the state of oxygenation.
Chelation is a powerful way to quickly improve oxygenation of blood. The most important rule to observe, though, is to take the treatment slowly. Especially if ethylene diamine tetra acetate (EDTA) is being used to remove heavy metals, it is important to take the treatment over a two hour time period. Mini doses may be given in a shorter time. Generally, you are in charge of the flow rate. Discuss it with the nurse. Weekly chelations can correct many problems of the elderly that no other treatment could.
Because of hostility from insurance companies who do not wish to add another cost to their ledger and doctors indoctrinated with misinformation, bad publicity is given to this wonderful, life-prolonging mode of treatment. Clinical doctors who have no time to really investigate the statistics of chelation treatments and for whom this is purely competition may feel antagonistic to these treatments. Your loved one should not be the one who must suffer from medical politics. Go to see for yourself what chelation is all about. The receptionist should be glad to show you around. The secret is to talk to the patients themselves. They are usually sitting around a room, eating their lunch and reading as their IV's drip. The pulse, blood pressure and blood chemistry is also carefully monitored. Sit down with them to find out their stories. Get a realistic picture of benefits and costs.
The pulse reflects the heartbeat. A slow pulse can give weird brain symptoms besides great fatigue. The cause is usually a drug that is being taken to correct a fast pulse! Check with the nurse. Read the insert included with packaging for all drugs used. The drugs responsible are usually "beta blockers", used for the purpose of smoothing out the heart beat, that is, making it regular. Often the drug can be changed.
Less than 60 beats per minute will lead to trouble. For a young person it is a good sign to be as low as 60, provided no drug is involved. But for the elderly it does not reflect a strong athletic heart beat.
The heart is made of four separate "chambers" or compartments each pulsing in turn. They are like four horses pulling a wagon. Unless they pull evenly, the wagon feels jerky, and irregular. The wagon will wear out sooner with jerky pulling. To smooth them out you simply slow them down. Apparently they sense each other better and can pull evenly now.
A heart that is beating 100 times per minute, not unusual for a weak old heart, can be so irregular that it misses every fourth beat. That creates a terrible deficiency of oxygen. Imagine your four cylinder car or lawnmower missing one out of four engine strokes! Beta-blockers have some quite undesirable side effects but heart regularity has a higher priority. So drugs are the immediate choice. Later, when heart health is improved, the heart will beat regularly without drug use. In the meantime, watch over the pulse. When the pulse drops below 60 the new danger is slowness. Take the pulse daily when a new drug has been added, or when you are working on heart health, without getting your loved one anxious about it.
To improve heart health, the first steps of course would be to go off caffeine and to kill parasites and bacteria. This alone could drop the pulse from 120 to 80 in a few days. Obviously, the need for a drug is gone. Cut the drug dosage in half immediately. Don't wait for a doctor's appointment to O.K. it. If you waited another day the pulse could be below 60.
Raising potassium levels slows the pulse. Try to do this with diet by eating more potassium rich food and by conserving on potassium losses. The adrenals are in control of losses. Give them a thorough cleaning. The adrenals are situated right on top of the kidneys where all toxic things are being excreted. Being this near to the urinary tract will result in shared toxins. Urinary tract bacteria, small kidney stones, moldy foods and metal from dentalware are the chief offenders. Switch to composite tooth fillings. Use non-metal jewelry. Cook and eat with non-metal ware. Don't handle metal unconsciously throughout the day. Aluminum objects that must be touched should be wrapped in masking tape: this includes walker, shower door, bathroom supports.
Door knobs, taped walker handles, and cane handles should be wiped daily with a grain alcohol solution.
These are minimum dosages.
If no capsules or tablets can be swallowed put a three day supply in a heavy plastic bag. Pound with a hammer; then roll finer with a big glass jar. Use about 1/3 of the mix each day. If you are trying to do all this in a nursing home, feed it to your loved one while visiting. Put the powder mix in a plastic (not styrofoam) cup, add honey and stir until you get a paste. Feed the paste directly by spoon. Often the elderly prefer it this way in order not to bother with pill taking at meal time. Remind them it will turn the urine yellow.
When the brain problems are corrected for an elderly person, be sure to relate the improvement to him or her. Improvements should not be dismissed lightly. Keep notes. This encourages the elderly, letting them know their existence and quality of life is important to you. Improvements are not merely steps to yet further improvements. Enjoy each bit of progress; it is often too subtle for your loved one to notice even when it is glaringly obvious to you. Before and after a chelation treatment can show a dramatic change in mood, energy, appetite and communication ability, yet get no comment from your loved one. Point it out explicitly so your loved one can look forward to it, too.
Aging is no fun. The elderly long for a brisk gait, laughter, and a picnic at a park again. They dwell on dying, though, because they know it isn't far away and wonder what to do about it. They dare not talk about it because it is too painful a subject for the loved ones. And the immediate problems are too pressing to allow much contemplation of future problems. Talk about aging in its positive aspects. Let your loved one express feelings about it.
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Notice to the Reader from Dr Hulda Clark
The opinions and conclusions expressed in this book are mine, and unless expressed otherwise, mine alone. The opinions expressed herein are based on my scientific research and on specific case studies involving my patients. Be advised that every person is unique and may respond differently to the treatments described in this book. On occasion we have provided dosage recommendations where appropriate. Again, remember that we are all different and any new treatment should be applied in a cautious, common sense fashion.
The treatments outlined herein are not intended to be a replacement or substitute for other forms of conventional medical treatment. Please feel free to consult with your physician or other health care provider.
I have indicated throughout this book the existence of pollutants in food and other products. These pollutants were identified using a testing device of my invention known as the Syncrometer. Complete instructions for building and using this device are contained in this book. Therefore anyone can repeat the tests described and verify the data.
The Syncrometer is more accurate and versatile than the best existing testing methods. A method for determining the degree of precision is also presented. However at this point it only yields positive or negative results, it does not quantify. The chance of a false positive or a false negative is about 5%, which can be lessened by test repetition.
It is in the public interest to know when a single bottle of a single product tests positive to a serious pollutant. If one does, the safest course is to avoid all bottles of that product entirely, which is what I repeatedly advise. These recommendations should be interpreted as an intent to warn and protect the public, not to provide a statistically significant analysis. It is my fervent hope that manufacturers use the new electronic techniques in this book to make surer products than they ever have before.
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