Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DTP / DTaP Vaccine Injury Symptoms: Expanded Materia Medica In Homeopathy

DTP / DTaP Vaccine Injury Symptoms

Below are the symptoms and expanded materia medica use in homeopathic prescribing after DTP / DTaP vaccinations.
This list is based years of treatment and research of vaccine injured children by
Dr. Tinus Smits, CEASE Founder

Expanded Homeopathic Materia Medica For DTP / DTaP and It’s Vaccine Injury Symptoms

    • allergic reactions after vaccination
    • awkward or clumsy in gait or walking
    • crying and high pitched screaming lasting three hours or more after vaccination
    • could not, or would not smile
    • detached and inaccessible
    • epilepsy (petit mal and grand mal), convulsions
    • fainting
    • fever after vaccination (high)
    • high tolerance for pain and discomfort especially temperature changes
    • history of candida albicans (yeast)
    • infantile spasms
    • lack of coordination
    • late dentition
    • late talking
    • late walking
    • microcephaly (failure of skull to grow, small head size)
    • nervously hostile with strangers
    • Sudden Infant Death syndrome (S.I.D.S.) after vaccination
    • rash or hives after vaccination
    • refuses to be touched, even by their own parents
    • rhythmic movements; choreiform movements (twisting)
  • Modalities
    • WORSE: heat, cold
    • WORSE: touch
    • WORSE: milk and milk products; food coloring; wheat
    • BETTER: Heat or better cold
  • MIND
    • anger
    • aversion to company
    • avoids answering questions or complying with requests
    • bangs head
    • bites nails
    • bossiness
    • bullying
    • can provoke more or less hostile or violent reactions
    • cannot accept instructions from teacher
    • charming
    • curses and calls people names
    • desires company
    • destroys property
    • difficulty distinguishing left from right (if asked to touch left ear with right finger becomes confused)
    • dyslexia
    • explosive speech
    • explosive temper
    • excessive reaction
    • facial grimaces
    • gestures with their hands
    • hateful and sneaky
    • hyperactivity
    • impulsive
    • inability to change, hard time with change or transitions
    • kisses and over cuddles parents, pets or objects
    • lack of emotion
    • lacks confidence
    • left handed or ambidextrous
    • lies
    • limited attention span
    • loquacity
    • lost in own thoughts
    • loves music - can memorize music and repeat it from memory
    • loves to dance
    • makes gestures
    • mental retardation
    • mild
    • negative
    • irritable
    • obstinate
    • over-activity (lessens with age)
    • over emphasis on one subject (OCD about trains, cars, dinosaurs, etc.)
    • poor handwriting
    • poor listener
    • poor visual-motor co-ordination
    • reads but can’t spell
    • remorse, remorse leading to suicide
    • retarded learning in reading and writing
    • ritualistic behavior
    • rocks and hums
    • screams when frustrated
    • sets fire to things
    • stammers
    • steals things
    • stubborn, obstinate
    • sucks thumb (or pacifier) even to a late age
    • suppressed emotions (jealousy that develops after DPT)
    • talks about one single subject
    • talks in monologue, the “to and fro” of normal conversation is missing, unaware that people are talking to them, needs several moments to process the words heard
    • tearful mood
    • temper tantrums
    • throws things
    • tics
    • tidy
    • tremors
    • uncooperative
    • walks early
    • wakes up grumpy
  • FEAR
    • a spot on the wall
    • dogs or other animals
    • flashing lights
    • guns
    • loud noises such as the furnace, blow dryer, etc.
    • refrigerator
    • THE DARK
    • fever after vaccination of 105 F
    • night sweats
  • HEAD
    • afternoon naps followed by headache
    • bangs head (before sleep, on floor, into mother’s chest)
    • encephalitis
    • frontal headache or diffuse over scalp
    • migraines
    • morning headaches or wake at night
    • picks at his hair or ears
    • rolls head from side to side
  • EYES
    • ocular cellulitis
    • strabismus
    • squints
    • visual disturbances
  • EARS
    • earaches
    • ear infections
    • does not comprehend the spoken word (word deafness)
    • glue ear
    • Otitis media (ear infections) after vaccination
    • puts hands over their ears
    • sensitive to loud noises
    • selective deafness
    • yellow/green discharges
  • NOSE
    • catarrh - including chronic
    • sniffles
  • FACE
    • lacks vital color
    • rings under eyes, dark circles
    • bites own hand
    • developmental aphasia (language disorders)
    • disorders of speech
    • dysphasia (lack of speech)
    • grinds teeth - often and/or during sleep
    • inability to complete a sentence because right word cannot be found
    • infantile speech
    • lack of expressive language
    • late to talk
    • stuttering and stammering speech
    • disorders of speech
    • oddities of articulation (e.g. sing-song)
    • babies have weak sucking reflex with gagging drooling or difficulty swallowing
    • desires eggs
    • failure to thrive
    • food fads
    • lack of appetite or increased appetite (anorexia and bulimia)
    • refuses to eat
    • stomach aches
    • strong thirst or lack of thirst
    • thirst for hot
    • thirst for cold
    • thirst increased at night
    • vomiting after vaccination
    • Celiac disease
    • constipation
    • diarrhea
    • diarrhea from milk
    • flatulence
    • gastro-intestinal symptoms after vaccination
    • lack of bowel control
    • loose stools
    • pain around umbilicus (belly button)
    • stools strong smelling. sour, acid, foul, musty smell
    • unreliable sphincter
    • enuresis (bedwetting)
    • enuresis (bedwetting) until adolescence
    • increased urination
  • MALE
    • early masturbation (i.e. age 4)
    • early masturbation (i.e. age 8)
    • vaginitis (discharge)
    • apnea (breath holding)
    • asthma
    • history of tonsillitis and swollen tonsils
    • history of sore throats or strep throat
    • upper respiratory tract infections
    • wheezing
    • numbness
    • tingling
  • SKIN
    • boils
    • diaper rash
    • eczema, with or without itching
    • local reaction to vaccination - erythma (reddening of the skin, usually in patches), edema (swelling), heat, induration (hardening)
    • night sweats
    • purpura (a rash of purple spots on the skin)
    • cannot be roused
    • changes of sleeping pattern
    • difficulty getting to sleep
    • enuresis
    • hot in bed, uncovers in bed
    • night terrors
    • nightmares
    • piles up bedclothes and sleeps on top
    • restless in bed
    • sleep disturbances, turns night into day
    • sleep is fitful
    • sleeps in late
    • sleepiness after vaccination
    • sleepiness during the day
    • somnambulism (sleep walking)
    • piles up bedclothes and sleeps on top
    • wakes often from sleep


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Is ADHD a Mineral Deficiency? Advice on the Chemistry behind ADHD

Is ADHD a Mineral Deficiency? Advice on the Chemistry behind ADHD

By Dr. Albert Mensah, M.D.

Did you know that 90 percent of children with ADHD are very low in zinc? In over 60% of the ADHD cases we've seen, our patients lab results showed abnormally high copper levels. It's a pity this information isn't widespread among the general population because on average,  children outgrow ADHD in only about one third of mainstream medical cases. As most parents know, the standard treatment protocol for ADHD is medication, and has been for the last 30 years.

A lot of frustrated families have opted to try a more natural approach to management of ADHD symptoms. Many alternative therapies may include dietary adjustments to help aid in a reduction of symptoms. We've seen patient families who have avoided artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives  but have still seen symptoms. Other families may avoid certain foods to improve attention and brain function.

What does this mean?

If you are unusually high in copper, as most of our patients exhibiting symptoms of ADHD, you need elevated zinc supplementation. When zinc is prescribed in the right dose based on your body chemistry, it will reduce your body's copper stores and lesson your symptoms of ADHD, without the need of a medication that includes possible side effects. Copper pushes the conversion of dopamine into norepinephrine. Children with ADHD and elevated levels of copper often exhibit more anxiety. Patients high in copper are low in dopamine, which is an essential neurotransmitter.

Many parents are aware of the commonly prescribed ADHD medication, Ritalin, which is used to increase the body's level of dopamine. But can you increase dopamine levels without Ritalin? The answer is yes, by balancing the body's copper / zinc ratios.

If you've avoided ADHD medications and tried alternative therapies with less than optimal results, then targeted zinc supplementation is probably necessary for your child with ADHD.

We are Often Asked, when Adding Zinc, What's the best Dose?

I tell all my patients not to try this at home. The target dose of zinc is determined by specific lab testing, and the age, height, and weight of your child. While avoidance of damaging food additives are healthy in general, they won't correct a nutrient imbalance with laser sharp effectiveness like a targeted nutrient therapy protocol based on lab results can. Targeted nutrient therapy can have a direct and positive impact on the functionality of your child's nervous system because it's individualized to your child's specific lab results. Zinc in isolation is not as effective as it is in a compounded nutrient blend that creates a synergistic result in the body's chemistry. Just like a cook in the kitchen, we develop a protocol with the optimal ingredients for your child's body chemistry. Rather than rely on prescription medication, at Mensah Medical we normalize the neurotransmitters by balancing your child's metals with natural substances that don't cause harmful side effects. 

What are Signs of Zinc Overload?

We don't recommend families self-prescribe high doses of zinc to combat what they think is a copper overload. High doses of zinc can be damaging to the body and need to be monitored by a physician. Taking high doses of zinc can lead to changes in the way iron works in your body, can cause anemia, and can create low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol when they are done without careful monitoring and lab testing. Patients who experience nausea, vomiting, or increased urinary tract infections after beginning a high dose regiment of zinc are likely experiencing zinc toxicity.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

More Evidence Ties Antibiotics to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

More Evidence Ties Antibiotics to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Frequent antibiotic users were about 50% more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) compared with infrequent users, according to a nationwide population-based case-control study in Denmark.

In fact, increased antibiotic use among people who would eventually be diagnosed with T2DM was noted as early as 15 years before their diagnosis, reported a team of investigators led by Kristian Mikkelsen, a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen.

The study, published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds to previous evidence suggesting a link between antibiotic use and T2DM, Mikkelsen and colleagues said.

"Although we cannot infer causality from this study, the findings raise the possibility that antibiotics could raise the risk of type 2 diabetes. Another equally compelling explanation may be that people develop type 2 diabetes over the course of years and face a greater risk of infection during that time," Mikkelsen said in a press release.

The investigators combined data from three national public health registries in Denmark. "Virtually all medical care in Denmark is provided by public health authorities, whereby the Danish health registries allow true population-based studies, covering all inhabitants of Denmark," the investigators said.

The research team identified all Danish citizens diagnosed with T2DM from 2000-2012 and compared antibiotic use in this population with an age- and gender-matched control population.

Compared with individuals who filled 0-1 antibiotic prescriptions during the study period, those who filled 5 or more were 53% more likely to develop diabetes (OR 1.53; 95% CI 1.50 to 1.55), the study found.

People who filled 2-4 antibiotic prescriptions also had a significantly higher T2DM risk than the lowest antibiotic users (OR 1.21; 95% CI 1.19 to 1.23).

When T2DM risk was categorized according to antibiotic type, the differences were found to be small. The strongest association was found for narrow-spectrum antibiotics (OR 1.55; 95% CI 1.53 to 1.57) and the weakest association for broad-spectrum antibiotics (OR 1.31; 95% CI 1.29 to 1.34).

"In further analysis, we found that increased exposure to antibiotics among cases was observed for up to 15 years before the type 2 diabetes index date, with a relative exposure rate (case versus controls) that slowly but consistently increased from 1.20 15 years before the index date to 1.35 in the year prior to the index date," Mikkelsen and colleagues said.

"Because different groups of bacteria may have either a positive or negative impact on host energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism, our primary aim of this study was to test the possibility that different antibiotic groups targeting specific gut bacteria classes could induce different effects on the risk for development of type 2 diabetes," the investigators said.

"However, the uniformly increased ORs for type 2 diabetes between groups of antibiotics in our study do not support the idea of one or a few antibiotics with particularly strong metabolic side effects," they said.

The investigators concluded that "our results call for new investigations of the long-term effect of antibiotics on lipid and glucose metabolism and body weight gain. In particular, we suggest investigation of commonly used narrow-spectrum penicillins because these drugs are frequently prescribed and showed the highest OR for type 2 diabetes risk."

"What struck me about this study was there was almost no difference according to the type of antibiotic. To me that's a red flag," George Grunberger, MD, of the Grunberger Diabetes Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, told MedPage Today.

"Every class of antibiotics works differently. They affect different bugs. If you tell me that there was no difference among them that tends to shoot down the theory that these antibiotics are altering gut flora -- unless every class alters it in the same way," Grunberger said.

However, "as with everything else in science, we need studies to show cause and effect," he said.

In the meantime, the apparent antibiotics-T2DM link is another reason physicians should be cautious about over-prescribing antibiotics, Grunberger said.

This research was supported by the Region of Southern Denmark.

The investigators on this study reported financial relationships with a variety of commercial entities, including Novartis, Pfizer, Genzyme, Eli Lilly, Astellas, AstraZeneca, and Boehringer Ingelheim.

George Grunberger reported no relevant financial relationships with industry.