May 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm #193
Did you catch the last video? Do you have any ideas on how to maintain alkalinity?May 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm #2197
I was just coming on after watching your video! I think the video was interesting, but am having trouble finding where/if you’ve previously discussed acid/alkalinity and how it affects all this. I’m new to the Driscoll Theory, stumbled across it Monday. I’ve been diagnosed with POTS and ‘hypermobile joints’ (by my therapist); I see my rheumy in a few weeks to discuss EDS. I suspect I have EDS and am ready to start a few things already!!
I too have the angel wing pain and have for about 5-6 years now (which is when my daily, never ending headaches began). I’ve been ill enough to want an answer for 3 years now. However, I’ve been fainting since age 5 and just now realized joints aren’t supposed to bend like mine ;). As I lie here on my couch, I have terrible neck/shoulder pain… until I stretch my neck up. It almost feels as if my neck is ‘sinking’ down into my body. I’ve had MRIs and they ‘say’ no Chiari (although my 1996 MRI said there was a minor herniation). I, too, have Vitamin D deficiency. Also low progesterone w/estrogen dominance (that doesn’t really respond to progesterone supplements). I have lines in my nails, blurry vision, 4 thyroid nodules (‘normal’ thyroid levels), and seemed to get worse after recent chiropractic care.
So, can you point me to the area re: ph levels? Last week, I got ph strips to begin testing (for suspected Candida overgrowth) and my urine ph ranges from 5 to 6.
Oh, and from the video…alkaline drops & diet are HUGE :).
Thanks!!May 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm #2198
And I would imagine exercise or deep breathing would increase oxygen & help to flush out acids/toxins.May 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm #2200
I’m new to the Driscoll Theory, stumbled across it Monday. I’ve been diagnosed with POTS and ‘hypermobile joints’ (by my therapist); I see my rheumy in a few weeks to discuss EDS. I suspect I have EDS and am ready to start a few things already!!
I too have the angel wing pain and have for about 5-6 years now (which is when my daily, never ending headaches began). I’ve been ill enough to want an answer for 3 years now. However, I’ve been fainting since age 5 and just now realized joints aren’t supposed to bend like mine ;).
Hello my new friend! I imagine it may be hard to be thrown into all of this at once! I would recommend that you back up a bit and read The Driscoll Theory (Part 2 and a paperback with Parts 1 and 2 and an eye section, personal section and more are available through the “Store” at Prettyill.com — it will take you to Amazon). It will catch you up as to why most of us are dealing with hydrocephalus, mast cells gone wild, and the bad effects of weak veins affecting certain nerves, and what to do about it. Sound good? It’s like layers of an onion, but I think you will have many ahh-haa moments! Most of us are reducing our hydrocephalus with Diamox, which doesn’t work if you get too acidic. Your symptoms sound like EDS/POTS/The Driscoll Theory TO A TEE. Please let me know how you do once you get started, OK? big hug, DianaMay 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm #2201
And I would imagine exercise or deep breathing would increase oxygen & help to flush out acids/toxins.
Hi, that would sound so easy, but with most of us having pressure on our vagus nerve making it harder to breath or exercise, sometimes it’s just not that simple. Exercising with hydrocephalus can be interesting, too! I remember when I first became sick, I went to the cardiologist because I had sudden onset tachycardia and I felt like I couldn’t breath. I told him I lost the ability to exercise. His prescription? EXERCISE. Agh! Now it all makes sense, though… 🙂 DianaMay 25, 2012 at 11:30 am #2214
Dr. Diana, what are your thoughts on taking hydrochloric acid to increase stomach acidity. Maybe I’m misunderstanding (or not researching enough), but doesn’t low stomach acid cause high acid levels elsewhere? So, by increasing stomach acid with hydrochloric acid, we could raise alkalinity throughout the rest of the body?
From http://www.annlouise.com/blog/2011/07/14/hydrochloric-acid-your-alkaline-ace-in-the-hole/ (not a journal, but maybe a good jumping off point): “The right amount of HCl in the stomach triggers the pancreas to produce large amounts of alkalinizing bicarbonates that signal pancreatic enzymes, which can only activate in an alkaline medium. It is also absolutely necessary for the production of the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK), which helps the gallbladder to release bile for fat emulsification. Without sufficient HCl, bile production can be hampered from doing its job because if there is not enough bile produced, fat cannot be emulsified. It’s as simple as that.”
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