Q: In Need Of Brain Nutrients
I am in the process of researching a small number of brain supplements that will help me protect and nurture my brain…I am a DAV WWII veteran and have had a number of years of PTSD treatments. I am in reasonably good health, and I only take one medicine, 1/2 tab, 16 mgs of atacand.
These are the nutrients I have chosen:
- ALC (Acetyl L’Carnitine) 250 mgs.
- Non-GMO Lecithin Granules (1 Tbsp daily with breakfast; contains choline and PS)
- Vinpocetin,20mgs., once daily with food
- Gaba 500mg. caps as needed – mid morning on empty stomach
- 3 mg. tab Melatonin
What is your thinking concerning the above…..?
A: From Dr. Hull
Well, you know me – I’m guessing without seeing a hair analysis for you. But, I can give you some insights.
Germanium and selenium are good brain nutrients because they serve as antioxidants, which get more oxygen to your brain – and that’s always a good thing. I wonder what your germanium and selenium levels are? I don’t like recommending taking any supplement until I know for sure if your body is high or low in it, but these are necessary brain supplements.
When taking any amino acids, I ALWAYS recommend taking an amino acid complex as opposed to isolated amino acids. One of the orginal aspartame researchers, Dr. John Olney, once told me that isolated amino acids are dangerous, and that has always made so much sense to me. The isolated amino acids in his aspartame studies were behind eating holes (lesions) in the brains of his laboratory mice. Amino acids are NEVER found in isolated forms within nature, but always in a complex of a minimum of 8 amino acids. I suggest adding an amino complex to the one amino acid that you are currently taking.
Lecithin and GABA are great supplements, and there is nothing wrong with a melatonin boost. Alternate it with Holy Basil before bed to see if it works just as well.
Vinpocetin should always be in its most natural form possible. When using herbal supplements, such as periwinkle, always use the purest forms, and use them for a short period of time, then take a break from it, and then restart. Herbs were never meant to be used regularly, in my opinion – more sporadically or in timed intervals. Have you tried B3 niacin to maintain thin and clean blood and circulation? Niacin is a vitamin, and vitamins are necessary for regular use.
If any health symptoms seem to be looming, consider doing a hair analysis to see if something else is going on. If you are merely using these supplements for preventative measures, then go for it.
Q: Avoiding Gall Bladder Surgery
I am 5’5″ and weigh 160 lbs; I’m not real fat, but I am over weight. I have lot of muscle behind the fat, I am 58 years old, and take no medication at all. I can say that I am in fairly good health, but I do not exercise regularly like I use to.
I recently had a severe gall bladder attack with an emergency room visit, and was wondering if there is anything that I can do to keep from having my gall bladder removed?
Thanks so much for all of your other advice, as well as this. I read your posts all the time.
A: From Dr. Hull
Thank you for your support, and I have an answer for you. I used this gall bladder cleanse after I was diagnosed with Grave’s disease from aspartame in 1991. My doctor thought I was nuts because I took a cup of quarter-sized gall stones to show him during an office visit once – LOL I did this cleanse in large doses over one weekend and lowered my cholesterol over 70 points! The aspartame and a processed diet I was eating back in those days was really making me sick. Oh, and I lost 30 pounds after removing all of the diet sweeteners and doing this cleanse. I recommend doing this in smaller doses over a longer period of time, however. I’m pretty hard core, and don’t recommend doing this so quickly.
Do you homework on the various liver and gall bladder cleanses, too. And have a buddy you can talk to – it’s easier when someone is there to cheer you on.
I recommend this small book: The Shocking Truth About Cholesterol by Dr. William F. Welles. Library of Congress #90-90197 ISBN. This is one of the best basic books out there; I hope you can find it.
Here’s The Cleanse I Used
Olive Oil and Lemon Juice cleanse for your liver and gall bladder:
Age old remedy that really works to promote bile flow and to cleanse the liver and gall bladder of polyps. (Note –if your gall bladder has been removed, bile still pushes into the scar tissue where the gall bladder used to be. Treat this area as if the gall bladder was still present, and cleanse the tissue area accordingly.)
To prepare: juice ½ lemon and add 2 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil. Mix together in a cup of warm water and drink in the morning before breakfast. Do every other day. Bowel movements will increase as bile is removed.
Note: if stones are present, take this cleanse slowly but do it consistently. The stones can irritate the intestinal lining as they excrete if they have hardened. Typically, small and newer stones are mushy balls of cholesterol.
You’ll see that it’s working when you flush the toilet. Be patient and consistent when you do detoxes such as this. Don’t stop before all your balls of cholesterol are down the drain.