So, Don’t Get Pills From Big Pharma, Get Them As Supplements???

So, Don’t Get Pills From Big Pharma, Get Them As Supplements???

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So this news just crossed my desk:  COVID-19 vaccine injuries can be counteracted with innovative cellular health technology, says post-injection sufferer

The article mentions research and discovery by a Dr. Goodenowe, and the treatment he uses to address Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, and other neurodegenerative diseases. I was curious, so I visited his website, clicked on the link for the technology he was doing on a cellular structure created by the liver: plasomogens. What he found was encouraging, but he missed (or overlooked?) what others have found to deal with it.

I’ll encapsulate key points from the page on his site below.

From Dr Goodenowe’s website: 
Go to the website link directly to click on the various footnotes that he includes with his statements below:

Plasmalogens are critical membrane components involved with neurotransmitter release. They are found in high concentrations in the brain and heart. However, they are made mainly in the liver, and there are no adequate food sources. As a result, levels dramatically decrease after age 60. They are essential to nerve cells and help cells communicate and function. Several scientific studies show plasmalogen levels are low in people with neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. Plasmalogen levels are also low in pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and heart and stroke.​
Plasmalogens also have antioxidant properties – some plasmalogens contain oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil, and some contain polyunsaturated fatty acids like docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is essential for health. DHA (an omega-3 found in fish oils) promotes cardiovascular health, is required for optimal brain function, is needed for cells to function, and is anti-inflammatory.”
“Plasmalogens act as a reservoir for important fatty acids including oleic acid, arachidonic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)[i]. Plasmalogens are anti-inflammatory, are powerful antioxidants, are a critical part of cell membranes, maintain optimal brain function, and are a major structural part of lipoproteins, myelin, and synaptic membranes[ii].”
“Plasmalogen deficiency occurs when the body can no longer make as much as it consumes. This can happen due to increased oxidative stress which degrades plasmalogens[i] or decreased biosynthesis caused by aging and chronic exposure to xenobiotics[ii].”
“Inflammation can lead to a vicious cycle where oxidative stress degrades plasmalogens which further reduces the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative capacity of the tissues ultimately leading to clinical symptoms of disease[ii].”

Now, I’m not going to say that his supplements don’t do the job he’s tested them for, but I AM going to say we have plenty of foods that provide building blocks the liver requires to make plasmalogens. There are many studies out there as to the benefits of these foods and the nutrients they contain in treating and sometimes reversing Alzheimers and other signs of aging.

One such study was mentioned by Dr Mercola in his article: Decrease Your Risk for Alzheimers This study was done by Dr. Dale Bredesen who went on to write a book “The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline”. I went looking for his ReCODE protocol, found it and downloaded the paper it shows up in. His protocol is a whole-of-body approach from sleep to exercise to nutrition to destressing (which I would address differently from a spiritual perspective), including various nutrition points that address the deficiencies that Dr Goodenowe has found.

I’m not sure how many of these studies Dr Goodenowe has read, and his discovery of how these nutrients are used in the body to achieve these results is to be commended. But I’m not sure the pharmacy needs another supplement.

pillsWe need to get away from the pill-pushing concept and get back to the whole food concept instead. Whole food is generally cheaper than supplement bottles, and the nutrients you are wanting from your food are buffered or enhanced, even chelated to provide you a more rounded result than isolated compounds themselves.

So what are some of the foods that contain the nutrients or behaviours once again packed into a supplement?

Well, fish and eggs are high in Omega essential oils, as is Flax seed.  Purslane is high in Omega-3 EPA normally only found in fish.  Eggs are also high in Omega-6 Arachidonic acid, as is meat in general.

Anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory foods create a list longer than my arm by several times!  Vitamin C-containing foods are anti-oxidant.  The foods that go into the creation of glutathione result in it being a very powerful anti-oxidant.

To keep from tabulating reams at this point in the article, I’ll instead share a sample chart showing foods containing these essential fatty acids, and which of them are also either anti-inflammatory or anti-oxidant.  It is noted by at least one source online, that obtaining the same amount of DHA from spinach as a tuna steak would take a hefty amount of spinach!  So it is important to note that vegetables containing this Omega-3 are generally considered low level.

EDIT February 23, 2024

In June 2023, Dr Mercola released another article on nutrition, this time discussing Vitamin B3, Niacin, and it’s derivative Niacinamide.

“In another May 2023 article, Dinkov reviews evidence showing niacinamide may help prevent neurodegeneration by allowing for higher energy levels through energy metabolism in the mitochondria. “There are many studies, going back decades, demonstrating that a drop in NAD+ levels, and thus of NAD/NADH, is a common feature of virtually all neurodegenerative diseases,” he writes.

Studies have also demonstrated that raising NAD+ levels can help prevent and treat many neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s and ischemic stroke. Dinkov goes on to cite a recent study that suggests the primary purpose of autophagy, particularly autophagy in your brain, is to maintain optimal NAD+ levels.

When autophagy is low, the resulting NAD depletion causes cytotoxicity in the brain cells and degeneration of brain tissue. Since declining NAD+ levels appear to be what’s behind the neurodegenerative processes, the authors suggest the remedy is to raise NAD+ using precursors such as nicotinamide, nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), nicotinamide riboside (NR) or niacin (vitamin B3). Of these, I’m convinced niacinamide is the best…”

In 2008, released an article on Nicotinamide, High Doses of Vitamins Fight Alzheimer’s Disease. Why Don’t Doctors Recommend Them Now? by Andrew W. Saul, saying:

“Researchers at the University of California at Irvine gave the human dose equivalent of 2,000 to 3,000 mg of vitamin B3 to mice with Alzheimer’s. (2) It worked. Kim Green, one of the researchers, is quoted as saying, “Cognitively, they were cured. They performed as if they’d never developed the disease.”

Specifically, the study employed large amounts of nicotinamide, the vitamin B3 widely found in foods such as meat, poultry, fish, nuts and seeds. Nicotinamide is also the form of niacin found, in far greater quantity, in dietary supplements. It is more commonly known as niacinamide. It is inexpensive and its safety is long established. The most common side effect of niacinamide in very high doses is nausea. This can be eliminated by taking less, by using regular niacin instead, which may cause a warm flush, or choosing inositol hexaniacinate, which does not. They are all vitamin B3.”

brain“More and more scientists think our much-in-need-of-improvement diets are what contribute more than anything to developing Alzheimer’s. “There appears to be a statistically significant link between a low dietary intake of niacin and a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. A study of the niacin intake of 6158 Chicago residents 65 years of age or older established that the lower the daily intake of niacin, the greater the risk of becoming an Alzheimer’s disease patient.” The group with the highest daily intake of niacin had a 70 percent decrease in incidence of this disease compared to the lowest group. “Greater Alzheimer’s disease risk also has been linked to low dietary intake of vitamin E and of fish.” (7)”

“As there is no recognized cure for Alzheimer’s, prevention is vital. In their article, the Irish Times does admit that “Healthy mice fed the vitamins also outperformed mice on a normal diet” and quoted study co-author Frank LaFerla saying that “This suggests that not only is it good for Alzheimer’s disease, but if normal people take it, some aspects of their memory might improve.” (4) And study author Green added, “If we combine this with other things already out there, we’d probably see a large effect.”

“Niacin and nerves go together. Orthomolecular physicians have found niacin and other nutrients to be an effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, psychotic behavior, and schizophrenia. New research confirms that niacinamide (the same form of B3 used in the Alzheimer’s research) “profoundly prevents the degeneration of demyelinated axons and improves the behavioral deficits” in animals with an illness very similar to multiple sclerosis. (11)

A measure of journalistic caution is understandable, especially with ever-new promises for pharmaceutical products. Drugs routinely used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease have had a disappointing, even dismal success rate. So when nutrition may be the better answer, foot-dragging is inexplicable, even inexcusable. Nutrients are vastly safer than drugs. Unjustified, needlessly negative opinionating is out of place. Over 5 million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease, and the number is estimated to reach 14 million by 2050. Potentially, 9 million people would benefit later from niacin now.

“Man is a food-dependent creature,” wrote University of Alabama professor of medicine Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D.. “If you don’t feed him, he will die. If you feed him improperly, part of him will die.”

When that part is the brain, it is dangerous to delay the use of optimum nutrition.”

Similar to Mercola’s articles, articles such as the one quoted above from contain footnotes that are often clickable, to help you dig deeper into the research.  I’ve downloaded various articles from this website’s Journal of Medicine, where they repeatedly give case studies on the use of the variations of B3 that exist and what worked best in various circumstances.

In addition to the foods where Nicotinamide is found, Niacinamide is present in catnip, cayenne pepper, curly dock, hawthorn, horseradish, mangos, rice, tomatoes, and yams. It is just one of the B vitamins present in nutritional yeast. You’ll notice some of the foods in the earlier food chart were mentioned by Saul, as well as mentioned here in this paragraph. Note that to obtain it in rice, you can’t boil your rice or the B vitamins will disperse into the water and be lost. It is better to steam your rice to maintain the B vitamin content. B vitamins are water-soluble, so if you must boil your foods that contain B vitamins, keep the water for use in other purposes whether as gravy, soups, or as liquids in baking or smoothies.  Yes the two terms for B3 get used interchangeably at times, but they are different iterations of the same B3 vitamin and as noted in various articles on the vitamin in Orthomolecular’s journal archives, some people respond better to one version than the other.  If you are looking for high-dose treatment, be sure to find a doctor trained in nutritional medicine, or find a natural health practitioner trained in nutritional medicine so that you can be monitored and recommendations can be made if adverse reactions to high doses require tamping down.

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