Good news!

Doctor Joke (1)I have good news! Great news! It’s a miracle. Thank you. Thank you o great doctor! What would I do without you guys?

I have been feelin’ rough recently. Something has gone wrong with my hormones. Adrenals and thyroids is buggered up somehow. Three weeks ago I went to see my GP, my General Practitioner, my regular NHS doc, my hero. I explained that I was freezing cold all the time, had heart palpitations and no energy. In his wisdom he decided I was worthy of some blood tests: Kidney, liver, thyroid, full blood count.

The tests come back last Thursday and I dashed in to see him:
“…and how can I help you sir?”
“My tests? Did my tests come in?”
“Yes, my blood tests.”
“Oh yes, I remember, yes yes, your tests. I remember now, yes. I have good news.”
“…what do they show?”
“Everythings fine. You’re OK.”
“Oh goody”
“Yes, look here: Liver, all in range. That’s good news. Kidneys too. All in range. No blood in your urine either.”
“But what about my thyroid? I am still freezing cold all the time. What does that test show?”
“TSH, in-range. Free T4, in-range”
“Yes. You are fine.”
“Ok. I understand those tests are in-range, however my symptoms remain. I remain freezing cold. I remain tired. I cannot do any exercise. Heart feels odd. What do we do now? What do we test next? I’m still very much ill.”
“You are fine.”
“I’m still ill.”
“You are fine.”


…and I knew I’d come to the end of this avenue of exploration. I tested fine. There was nothing further to do or say. This doctor could not help me. I explained I was still ill – but, my tests showed I was all right, in his eyes, and nothing further I said or did would make any difference. I was ‘healthy’. In his eyes I was okay. Not sure how he did not hear my words when I told him I was not fine, but, but, well yeah, whatever…

I knew this would happen. I knew the tests would show up fine. It’s happened before and I must say I am pretty proud of myself. I didn’t get angry, or annoyed, or frustrated, or anything bad. Its’ happened before, I was just doing due diligence, going to the doc first, rather than last.

Fucking dick.

It still amazes me in this day and age. Amazes me that he sent me away after I told him I felt really bad. What a Dick with a capital D. Anyway, this time I didn’t let it get to me. C’est la vie. Now it’s time to get on with the job of finding out what’s really wrong. Back to plan A.


And on that note, I do actually have some proper good news. Last 3 days I have actually started to feel a bit better. Only thing I have added is the 200mcg of selenium so I put it down to that. I have not been miracle-cured, but I am less cold, I have more energy and temps are just starting to rise a little. Just. It’s early days, but I am very happy with this success of the selenium. I also need less sleep, which is an intriguing signal for me: feels like I am returning to a more even keel. I am craving some less-than-health-freak food and beer too. Always a good sign for me;-))!!!

I will increase the selenium dose in the next few days, see what that does. Seems the selenium is helping me convert my T4 to T3, if that what it’s doing.

The selenium advice came from the Muscle Tester Lady. She has got some things wrong, but this success makes up for those wrongs. Sometimes you need to persevere with these people, keep explaining things to them, keep forcing them to listen, forcing them to keep searching.

I consider the muscle testers advise about a million miles better that my traditional western allopathic doc. I consider myself lucky to have found a practitioner that knew to look at my deficiencies, knew to look for that needle in that haystack, to find that I was deficient in selenium. Amazing actually that I found someone, that found a problem. Almost a miracle compared to the crap advice from my regular doc.

I am also going to arrange an appointment with Dr Peatfield (adrenal and thyroid specialist) and get all the proper adrenal and thyroid tests does. See what a professional thinks of my situation. No doubt that appointment is months await….he is a busy and booked-up chap.


In other news: I finished the juice fast. Did 4.5 days in total. It was hard. Didn’t really agree with my blood sugar levels. Lost 3kg’s in those 4.5 days, but I know it will all go back on in the next week. My body is hungry and is eating like a horse, replenishing me, rebuilding me. Feels good to be so hungry.

In other other news: still freezing in olde Blighty! Holy cow, been snowing again today. Most unusual. I long for spring to arrive!!!!! I need to warm up!

I bought two tons of horse manure a couple of months ago. Yesterday I finished shovelling the $hit. Now every bed is covered. That’s my good deed for the winter. My garden should now grow like crazy. If it ever warms up that is!!!!!

That’s all folks!
Happy Easter everyone!

Juice Fasting: Day 4, and Poor conversion of Thyroxine to T3

I am investigating my adrenal and thyroids. The adrenal crash, I think that’s what it was, remains. I am cold, tired and lacking in energy. Everything is a bit of a struggle. My temps are still low which indicates thyroid fatigue. The temps are also unstable which means adrenals buggered up too.

As everyone knows, adrenals get treated first when it comes to adrenal and thyroid glands. I had my Adrenal Cortex Extract (ACE) muscle tested by a professional muscle tester ten days ago. Showed fine, showed I needed it. So I started low, just 50mg’s of ACE to support my adrenals. That’s a really low dosage, but within five days my blood pressure shot up to ‘bananas’ levels: 156/84. I awoke in the middle of the night to a hammering heartbeat that did not go away. Sleep was impossible. This is the same issue I had a year ago when I had the major heart crisis. It was horrid, but I immediately stopped the ACE and things calmed down within a couple of days. Thank goodness I only took 50mgs ACE. I then upped my Mutka Vata intake to the max, 4 caps a day and that helped calm my heart down. This is the stuff that’s GREAT for calming and healing the heart. I can highly recommend it for heart issues.

I then went back to the muscle tester lady and explained what had happened. She retested the ACE and my body still liked it, which is extremely odd as the racing heart was unpleasant to put it mildly.

What does that mean?
It means muscle testing is a guide; and I need to constantly remember that.
It also means something is broken and I need to figure out what.

Muscle tester lady did more testing and said it looks like I am ‘high in thyroxine (T4)’, and ‘low in T3’. Which means I have a poor conversion of thyroxine to T3. T3 is what the body actually uses and it needs to be converted to T3. I then got out ‘Amalgam Illness’ by Andy Cutler and had a good read. He said this exact issue is common in mercury toxic people.

So now I need to investigate this fully. This is exactly the same as what happened last year and it’s a serious bloody problem. I can’t take adrenal supplements and thyroid supplements don’t help either, even though I show adrenal and thyroid fatigue. Both, likely, I think, flip me to hyper, ie to too many hormones. Seems I am low and high in adrenal and thyroid reserves, but I am unable to treat them in the ways that I know about: ACE for adrenals, thyroid glandular’s for the Thyroid glands. Odd. I don’t even know if this has an official name or something. If anyone knows….do email me.

And I need a real and serious diagnosis on this one. Muscle testing got it wrong this time, so I think I need to search out an adrenal and thyroid specialist, again. Dr Peatfield will be the first port of call, if he hasn’t retired yet. No doubt his next appointment available will be 6-8 weeks minimum. And I need to somehow get all my thyroid lab tests done too. Not sure how I’m gonna do that yet.

Anyway…specialists are needed. I need a diagnosis. Serious, if anyone knows what this is called, please let me know: ‘High in thyroxine (T4)’, and ‘Low in T3’: Poor conversion rate.

Muscle tester lady said I badly needed selenium and that this will help with the conversion. I took 200mcg yesterday…and everything was cool. Lets see what selenium does to me. With my hand on my heart, I can’t believe that simple selenium will solve this major problem…..but I will be overjoyed if it does!!! LOL. Certainly worth a shot.

I researched Selenium and it seems pretty cool stuff. Cutler is ok with it too, as long and it’s not taken at too higher doses. If anyone’s interested in selenium, these make very interesting reading:

juice_fastNext: I am currently on day four of a juice fast: veggies and some fruit. Powerful stuff juice fasting and something is detoxing in me…and I know about it! Not sure what part of me is detoxing, but I am a little itchy, jittery, have a furry mouth, have the $hits along with blood sugar issues that make me have lots of juices. All signals of major detox action. Water and herbal tea intake is very high to keep the hassle at bay. I will do one or two more days. I have a big lunch on Wednesday with work and I need to be back on the grub, or at least semi solids! And it’s bank holiday weekend coming up and my parents are over.

At this moment I am drinking fennel tea, which is supposed to suppress the appetite. It’s not really working!!! I have a list of the foods I’m gonna eat when I break my fast.

1) Mulligatawny soup: home-made Jaime Oliver style. Not sure why, but I crave it.

2) A raclette. Melted Swiss cheese over potatoes. You know I just love cheese!!

3) I fancy a decent curry too. I found a great one on Shaftesbury Avenue three weeks ago. Seriously one of the best (regular) curries I have ever had, and I’ve eaten a lot of curries!

4) Eat some of my homemade chocolate: Food of the gods that stuff!

5) Have a meal at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant. He makes great zingy food and that’s just what I need. There is one in St Alban’s which is close.

When I get the hunger pangs … I add to my list and imagine how much I’m gonna enjoy it!

Anyway, that’s about all for now, take care everyone.

Yet another bump along my journey…Adrenal Crash!

worldwar42-2357554Well, it seems I was not ready to re-start chelation. I have been feeling progressively worse since the last round finished three weeks ago. Seems the round has stressed me and my poor ol’ body and now I’m having some kind of episode/incident/crash.

I am off work sick this week. I suppose I could have dragged myself in, but it would have been horrid because I’m feeling pretty pikey. And also I need time to remain calm and I need to space to figure my $hit out.

Whats wrong? I’m freezing cold all the time, and I’m talking super chilled-to-the-bone cold. If I go outside a warm room I shiver constantly. I’m lacking in energy big time. Nauseas. I had a 2 day period of feeling depressed and down, but that’s gone now. I was scared, but I’m ok now. Now I’m just feeling a little sorry for myself. I’m definitely having a crisis. Chilling at home is minimising the crash, but chelation has caused a problem.

I was a bit worried about the old ticker, so I even went to see a regular doctor. He said my heart was fine, which is a BIG relief. Everything seemed fine to him. He is doing some thyroid blood tests. Not sure it was worth seeing a regular doc, but best to check in case it’s anything … well, anything mega serious is showing. Main thing is the heart is ok.

Ten days ago I also went to see a muscle tester lady. She said my liver was stressed, along with my adrenals and thyroid glands. Ummm, I knew about the liver and have been working on that for months now, but the adrenal and thyroid thang is a new re-discovery.

So I started taking my 3-a-day temperatures to see what’s going on.


Ummmmmm. Not a good graph. For those un-accustomed to temp graphs; my average temps should all be around the top of the first coloured band where is says 37.0 degs. As u can see it’s all rather low and unstable. The up and down jaggedness means my adrenals are shot. The low temps mean my thyroid is shot. Yes, F*$k.

Back here again.
Oh well, at least I am experienced and know what to do!

Obviously chelation has stressed me. Obviously I need adrenal and thyroid support in order to chelate. And obviously chelation will have to take a back seat until that’s in place.

Anyway, today I went back to the muscle tester lady again. She tested all my supplements, specifically the adrenal support (ACE) that reacted badly with my heart last year…and good news; it tested fine. I restart the adrenal support with ACE in the morning!!
She also confirmed my liver is still troubled and gave some different liver herbs. And she also confirmed the current crisis is probably, looks most likely, to be an Adrenal Crash.
Great. Just what I need. Ho hum.

But, at least I didn’t do two rounds, or three rounds, or increase my chelator dose, or do a liver flush or anything drastic like that. I do in fact feel better just knowing what the problem is. Knowing it’s adrenals, knowing which adrenal support to take…all makes the problems manageable. I now have a new plan and priority: Adrenal support first using ACE and B-complex. When the Adrenals are supported, as shown by a level set of temperatures, then it will be time to embark on thyroid support. But first things first: Adrenal support here we come. From past experience it will probably take two to three months for the adrenal glands to kick back on-line. Maybe it could be quicker? Please! LOL

And, I gotta ask myself the serious and very personal question of: why and how? Why and how did I let myself get like this? Again! Especially a man of my experience! Well if I’m honest with myself it’s because of the heart thing I had last year. I let myself believe I just (ha!) had a heart issue. I let myself believe what my doc’s told me. That it was just a heart problem.

It was a heart issue, but it was also an adrenal and thyroid issue too. I was addressing them, with the usual supplements, but the heart problem was a BIGGER problem and that needed sorting first. In fact the adrenal and thyroid support made the heart worse, so I had to stop them all. I have some tricky months ahead of me as I figure out what supplements I can take that don’t mess with the heart. Hmmmmm. Not something I’m looking forward to.

Anyway, that’s where I’m at right now. Problems, problems, and they all need sorting out. It is amazing just how much crap I have to put up with and go through! Bloody mercury. I hope in my next life I do something calmer!

As usual when things hit fans I get myself some TLC: I had a massage last night. That was nice. Warmed me up. I have a healing session with my lovely healing lady this evening too. She is awesome and I look forward to her hands-on energy. Money well spent seeing her.

That’s all, sorry it’s bad news, sorry I’m having a moan, but life’s a bitch sometimes.
Such is life for the mercury toxic.