Articles

Articles containing the fruits of our research into various conditions, enzymes, and more…

Research: 

Autism

Protein Deficiency and Autism

Dr. Brice E. Vickery
©2007 SuperNutrient Corporation

Autistic children have been identified with high toxic metal levels, low levels of metallothionein (MT), metallothionein (MT) systems that don’t work, low levels of glutathione and zinc, low levels of sulfur and malfunctioning digestive systems (including leaky gut and food allergies). Various different theories for the cause of these malfunctions are proposed: genetic predisposition, nutritional deficiencies in pregnancy or the toxic effects of infant immunizations. However this condition came about, the challenge remains to somehow enable these impaired systems to function normally.

Many recent studies have confirmed that all types of autism involve a malfunction in the part of the body’s system that deals with metal regulation. Certain metals such as iron, zinc and copper, are essential to the body, others such as cadmium, mercury, aluminum and lead are toxic. Too much or too little of any metal in the body will have a disrupting effect on the system. Not everything is understood about metal metabolism, but more studies are being done all the time that show the body’s use of certain metals to have significant effects on the health of the entire system. Recent autism studies have focused on a certain metal binding protein, metallothionein, (MT) which occurs in critically low levels in autistic children. MT has been shown to be heavily involved in the metal regulation of zinc and copper as well as the chelation of toxic metals such as cadmuim, mercury and lead. MT proteins also assist in immune function, neuronal development, heart protective functions, brain cell protective functions, liver cell proliferation and the breakdown of casein and gluten in the small intestine.

A huge component of the MT metal regulating system is the essential amino acid, cysteine. The entire MT is composed of sulfur and protein. One of the problems identified with autism is a digestive system that cannot fully break down all protein into its basic components, the amino acids; in turn, many necessary amino acids are unavailable to make systemic proteins such as MT. Remember also that essential amino acids cannot be made by the body, but must be obtained in the diet. MT manufacture requires sufficient amounts of: cysteine, serine, lysine, argenine, alanine, lysine, valine, aspartic acid, asparagine, glutamic acid, glutamine, proline, threonine, and methionine (also a sulfur containing amino acid). Exactly half of these are essential amino acids, and one–third of the total number of amino acids is made up of the sulfur–rich cysteine. Both glutathione and MT contain large amounts of sulfur. Sulfur is an essential mineral (meaning that it must be acquired through diet) that is necessary for many systemic functions. Sulfur is necessary for many enzyme reactions as well as modulation of the nervous system, maintenance and protection of the connective tissues, and support of liver detoxification.

In order for the MT system to work optimally, glutathione (a sulfur rich tripeptide) must be present in both a reduced (GSH) and oxidized (GSSG) state. A well–balanced redox ratio is important. For instance, in the case of the body being under high levels of oxidative stress, as is suspected in many autism cases, the GSSG levels rise causing a condition where too much zinc is released from the MT. The effect is the over inhibition of certain processes such as cellular respiration and the inhibition of certain enzymes in energy metabolism. Studies have shown that patients with depression, bipolar disorder, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimers, and autism are severely deficient in zinc. In a healthy system, zinc is the primary metal that is bound and released by MT. In a system challenged by too much copper, cadmium, mercury or lead, these metals will compete for the MT binding sites.

Many of the current therapies for autistic children involve amino acid and glutathione supplementation. The amino acid supplementation is usually protein specific; the 14 different amino acids in MT along with GSH are given orally to the children. The problem with oral GSH supplementation is that reduced glutathione (GSH) has a very high redox potential; somewhere between the mouth and the specific site in the body where GSH is needed, it will oxidize leaving GSSG which is not helpful unless it is in proper ratio to GSH. Alpha–lipoic acid is a more effective way to get the body to produce glutathione but it tends to cause an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria in the gut. Glutathione and MT are systemic proteins and the best way to get the body to manufacture these is to enable it to fully digest its food, then it will create the proteins it needs, where it needs them, when it needs them.

Autistic people also show low levels of secretin and one of the current popular theories is that orally administering this hormone could clear up the poor digestion issues that are characteristic of autism. The digestive system is supposed to secrete this hormone when the stomach empties. It helps the stomach to produce digestive enzyme (pepsin), the pancreas to produce alkaline digestive fluids, and the liver to produce bile. However, there has only been one very small study (three children) demonstrating the successful use of this hormone with autism and it is unknown whether supplementation of this hormone over long periods of time would be harmful to the body.

Could it not be possible that the main problem in autism is a critical deficiency of systemic protein and sulfur in general? Secretin is a systemic protein. It is a polypeptide consisting of 27 amino acids. MT is a low molecular weight protein consisting of 61 amino acids, glutathione is a tripeptide of three amino acids, and sulfur is an essential mineral. In order for the proper components to be available for systemic proteins such as MT, glutathione and secretin, dietary protein must be completely broken down into amino acids. If this does not happen, the partially broken down proteins will simply irritate the system resulting in conditions such as diarrhea and allergic responses such as rashes, inflammation, and mood disorders. Partially broken down protein is not the same as amino acids and the body will not use it to make systemic protein. A body that cannot properly break down food will become protein deficient. If this protein deficiency continues then systemic malfunction will eventually occur. If food can be fully broken down then the systemic proteins will be available to create and support systemic proteins of all sorts.

If the body is not digesting its dietary protein it is because the pancreas is not producing the necessary digestive enzymes Dr. Brice Vickery addressed this problem in the early 1980’s when he found that all his patients with degenerative disk disease were also deficient in systemic protein and sulfur. Years of testing produced a blend of essential amino acids that actually enable the pancreas to produce the enzymes to break dietary protein into amino acids. These amino acids then recombine into systemic proteins that not only rebuild damaged spinal disks, but when used along with the Vickery Protocol have proven to allow the body to fix many other problems as well, such as metal toxicity. Vickery added extra organic sulfur and molybdenum to his blend to support phase II liver detox pathways, helping the body to flush toxins such as heavy metals out of the system.

At http://www.supernutrient.com , posted charts show how quickly Platinum Plus Essential Amino Acids enable the system to completely flush mercury, lead, and aluminum from the body. Use of the Vickery Protocol along with Platinum Plus will cause GSH levels to rise dramatically and all sorts of systemic proteins will become available to the system, including immune system proteins like MT and hormones like secretin.

Research: 

Fatty Acid Metabolism and Alpha XP Factor as Expressed in Autism

Fatty Acid Metabolism and Alpha XP Factor as Expressed in Autism

Dr. Brice E. Vickery
©2007 SuperNutrient Corporation

Fatty acid metabolism (FAM) is a complex process, which begins with digestion and ends with physiological regulation and energy production processes in the body. Autism has been reported as being associated with FAM:

  1. Studies have located FAM disorders ranging from maldigestion and taurine deficiency within the digestive system to beta oxidation malfunction within the cell
  2. This article will go through FAM starting in the stomach and ending in the cell, linking issues currently being investigated in autism with Alpha XP factor, critical deficiency of systemic protein in the body.

Dietary protein must be fully digested down to amino acids in order for the system to make systemic proteins such as enzymes, transporter proteins, repair proteins and binding proteins. When this digestive process stops happening, it becomes the limiting factor in a person’s ability to maintain their health. A continuing state of poor protein degradation will eventually cause systemic failure of various kinds. This limiting factor is the Alpha XP factor.

The Alpha XP Factor© was discovered in the early 1980’s by Dr. Brice E. Vickery. Clinical studies show it as the probable cause or major contributing factor to many unsolved conditions such as hypoglycemia, degenerative disk disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and even osteoporosis. The factor was named alpha; first, x; unknown, and P for protein, (which also means first nutrient.) Before Vickery’s discovery, doctors assumed that normal serum protein levels meant that the cells were receiving adequate amounts of amino acids for systemic protein production. Dr. Vickery found that in nine out of ten persons, this is not the case. Alpha XP is the rule rather than the exception.

Digestive system:

Major digestion of dietary fat occurs in the small intestine where it must mix with the protein lipase if it is to break down into fatty acids, which can then be used for the production of systemic fats such as phospholipids, which form the cell membrane and chylomicrons, which comprise lipoproteins such as HDL and LDL. Lipase is a protein which will quickly denature in the aqueous environment of the intestine and is protected from unfolding by other substances such as the protein colipase. Without this cysteine rich polypeptide, lipase would become destabilized by the action of bile salts and denature, becoming useless. However fat digestion also needs bile salts, which emulsify fats in preparation for their total degradation by lipase. When fats are completely broken down into free fatty acids and a mixture of mono- and diacylglycerols monoglycerolsl, they must be prepared for transport through the aqueous environment of the blood to the cells. They are absorbed into the intestinal wall where they are resynthesised back into triacylglycerols. Fats cannot tolerate aqueous environments such as blood or plasma unless the body first coats them with protein. Various types of apoproteins are manufactured in the liver and intestine that bind with these fats. The apoprotein B–100 is manufactured in the gut and binds with triacylglycerols, cholesteryl esters, phospholipids and free cholesterol to form chylomicrons (These lipoproteins reach the bloodstream via the lymphatic vessels. They pass fatty acids to adipose tissues until there are only chylomicron remnants left. These remnants are absorbed by the liver, repackaged as VLDL, and sent out to the tissues again. The VLDL loses fatty acids to tissue along the way and gradually becomes less dense becoming LDL and then HDL.) Free fatty acids are transported through the blood by the serum protein, albumin.

  1. Surveys of autistic children have found them deficient in the following amino acids: taurine, lysine, phenalalanine, methionine, cysteine tyrosine leucine, glutamine,isoleucine, and valine.
  2. Autisic children in general are found to have more essential amino acid deficiencies than control group children.
  3. The amino acid taurine, (a derivative of cysteine) is necessary for the synthesis of bile salts.
  4. The enzyme lipase contains the amino acids glutamine, leucine and lysine. If autistics don’t have enough amino acids to make lipase, how will they digest their fats?
  5. Seven of the eleven essential amino acids are necessary for the protein albumin: methionine, lysine, tryptophane, valine, phenalalanine, leucine.and arginine.(although some doctors only consider arginine to be semi-essential because it is synthesized by humans, most of it is hydrolyzed to urea and orthinine) If autistic patients are low in five of the seven essential amino acids required to make albumin, how can they make adequate amounts for fatty acid transport?
  6. Colipase is an enzyme rich in leucine and cysteine, in a segment of pancreatic colipase 112 amino acids long, all eleven amino acids were expressed with leucine expressed 11 times and cysteine 10 times. The next most frequently expressed were lysine and isoleucine. (7). If autistic patients are low in the amino acids needed to make colipse, how will their pancreatic lipase be able to function properly?
  7. Out of an Apo B100 fragment of 347 amino acids, 197 were essential amino acids, the most frequently expressed being leucine (40), isoleucine (38) and lysine(32), three of the amino acids deficient in autistic children. If autistic children have inadequate amino acids for Apo B–100, how will they make chylomicrons?

Cell:

For the most part, the body’s energy reserves are stored as triacylglycerides, which are broken down to free fatty acids and glycerol by lipases. Glycerol is metabolized by glycolosis, which occurs in the cell cytoplasm and is made up of nine reactions each catalyzed by a specific enzyme, ultimately resulting in ATP, or energy. Free fatty acids (FFAs) must get into the mitochondria in order to produce energy in the krebs cycle. First the FFAs are “activated” in the cytoplasm, which means they are converted into fatty acyl–CoAs of varying lengths. The short and medium chain fatty acids can pass directly through the mitochondrial membrane but the long chain acyl–CoAs must engage in a series of three reactions with carnitine, a special amino acid that is transported into the mitochondrial membrane by a specific membrane bound transport complex (afterwards free carnitine returns to the cytoplasm. Once fatty acly–CoA is inside the mitochondria it is ready to enter the beta-oxidation process, which produces the necessary acetyl–CoA for the krebs cycle. Beta-oxidation also requires a CoA dehydrogenase enzyme specific to the chain length of the fatty acyl–CoA (short, medium, long, or very long). Each round of B–oxidation produces 1 mole each of acetyl–CoA, NADH, and FADH2. The Acetyl–Coa then heads to the krebs cycle where it helps produce ATP.

  1. Autistic children are reported to have abnormally high levels of dietary peptides such as casein, gluten, lactalbumin ,and lactoglobulin in their systems showing that they are not breaking down their dietary protein. How will they be able to produce all the amino acids that they need to synthesize systemic proteins such as glycolytic enzymes or acyl-CoA.
  2. The acyl–CoA protein segment of the fatty acyl–Coa in the cell cytoplasm is also made up of amino acids, the sequences peppered through with essential amino acids. Studies also show that this protein is formed from lipids by enzyme activity Amino acids are needed to form these two proteins.
  3. Autistic children are frequently found to be deficient in carnitine, while new studies show that increases in carnitine levels improve FAM. If carnitine is low, how can the body produce three carnitine transport enzymes?
  4. Autistic children are frequently found to be deficient in carnitine, while new studies show that increases in carnitine levels improve FAM. If carnitine is low, how can the body produce three carnitine transport enzymes?

Fatty acids are also the building blocks of phospholipids. These are lipoproteins, which along with various membrane proteins, make up the cell membrane. Phospholipids are shown to be low in many autistic patients. The fatty acid component of these phospholipids is subject to wear and tear and so must be removed by a phospholipase enzyme. A fatty acid transferase/ligase enzyme then repairs the damaged membrane. These two enzymes have shown highly unstable activity in autism, resulting in leaky cell membranes, affecting the function of membrane proteins, causing inflammatory conditions and cell damage. Could it be that these proteins cannot work properly because the general balance of essential amino acids in the autistic body is so far off that all the other amino acids are drastically limited in their ability to perform and so proteins such as phospholipases and fatty acid transferases begin to malfunction?

Summary list of autistic symptoms suggesting Alpha XP factor:
Substance: Needed for:
Low taurine bile salts
Low glutamine, leucine lysine lipase
Low cysteine, leucine colipase
Low leucine, isoleucine, lysine apo B–100
Low methionine, lysine, tryptophane, valine, phenalalanine, leucine.and argenine albumin
Low carnetine membrane fatty acid transfer
Low LCAD cellular beta oxidation
Low leucine, lycine, LCAD
Low phospholipids cell membrane integrity
Unstable cell repair enzymes cell membrane integrity and function

The story of FAM is directly tied in with the story of protein metabolism. If dietary proteins cannot be broken down into amino acids then there cannot be adequate amounts of systemic protein to support FAM through the actions of digestive enzymes, protective protein coating, transport proteins, energy cycle proteins, and repair proteins. There are clinical studies that show if the correct balance of essential amino acids is administered, one that stays within the bounds of the essential limiting amino acid factor, then the basic protein deficiency now known as the primary unknown protein factor or the “Alpha XP Factor” can be overcome. The body’s supply of digestive enzymes picks up, and vitamin, mineral and fatty acid metabolism is supported more completely. Once Alpha XP is taken care of then the body can digest proteins down to amino acids thereby fulfilling the body’s primary need for systemic protein. The first guard against Alpha XP is adequate amounts of digestive enzyme production to fully digest dietary proteins into amino acids. When this is achieved, co–enzymes, such as vitamins, co–factors, such as minerals, and hydrophobic systemic fats, such as fatty acids have a much higher chance of working properly. Stress, illness, and aging are all precursors of Alpha XP and lead to lower and lower levels of systemic protein. Looking at the protein deficiencies and instabilities that research has uncovered in the disease, autism, it is quite plausible that Alpha XP factor may be a large part of the problem.

Research: 

Back Pain

Cut-away of a person suffering from back pain.

Dr. Brice E. Vickery had by 1986 discovered the major causes of back pain and proved the observations with thousands of successful treatments. As director of Connecticut Holistic Chiropractic Offices his results were documented in two separate studies: A fifty case study without selection (as they came in the door) (see graph) and a 2000+ degenerating disks study that is recorded in his doctor’s training video “The Confirmatory Challenge Test” ©1990, where the diskal lesions were identified with a combination of CT scans, thermograms, later MRI, plethysmographic and doppler measurements, CCT and BEV tests, as well as orthopedic and neurological testing. The CCT and BEV Tests are kinesiological tests that are not yet accepted procedures. These procedures are allowed by the FTC and the FDA under “Emerging Science”. This “never fail” method” (in the hands of experts”) can be, and is being reduplicated by Vickery trained doctors. THERE IS NO CONVENTIONAL PRESENT METHOD THAT CAN EQUAL THESE RESULTS.


next section begins below
 
 
Amino Acid Markers and Protein Metabolism and Production Indicator chart
 
 
next section begins below
 
 

X-RAY of Damaged Spine


 
X-Ray of Damaged Spine (3954 bytes)
 
Vickery Logo (10427 bytes)

The major discovery in these advancements was that 9 out of 10 patients were NOT utilizing dietary PROTEIN. Every doctor in the World used to think that if serum protein was in the normal range (6.0–8.0) – no problem. They are starting to change their minds – 20 years later! Dr. Vickery found out that this IS THE LARGEST SINGLE REASON FOR DISK DEGENERATION WHICH IS THE MAJOR CAUSE OF BACK PAIN. If you surf you will find the med schools and chiropractic colleges STILL DON’T HAVE A CLUE! Go to Stanford, Dartmouth, or: Los Angeles Chiropractic, National Chiropractic and you’ll hear the same old, exercise blah blah, rest blah blah, emotional blah blah, and sickening repetitions and variations of, ”We don’t yet know what causes back pain!” Dr. Vickery also discovered the answer with his patented formula Platinum Plus (Platinum Essential Amino Acids Plus US Pat. 6,203,820, International Patent A61K38/01) which starts diskal lesions healing in 10 hours. Since the numbers agree, WHO (World Health Organization) 9 out of 10 will have back related pains, (Vickery) 9 out of 10 are protein deficient in utilization, it shouldn’t take a genius to figure it out. So you are faced with two roads: The natural course which is presented here which also improves your entire health at a high level WITH STRAIGHT POSTURE:

next section begins below
 
 

Protecting Your Back - The Key to Good Health and Posture!


 
 
Order your back pain package today!
 
 
 

“Or the alternative...”


 
Surgeons and images of metal bolts used in back surgery
 
 
next section begins below
 
 

Symptoms


 
Doctors reviewing x-ray

Low back pain is the most prevalent cause of disability in people under age 45, and of the $27 billion spent on all musculoskeletal trauma $16 billion is spent in the management of low back pain, more than half of that $16 billion being spent on surgical treatment.

If you have any of the following back pain symptoms, contact a doctor immediately:

  • Pain is worse when you cough or sneeze
  • Pain or numbness travels down one or both legs
  • Pain awakens you from sleep
  • You are finding it difficult to pass urine or have a bowel movement
  • Pain is accompanied by loss of control of urination or bowel movements

Back Pain Cause

Back Pain Cause
Important Information About The True Origins Of Backpain

If you search the Web to find the so called state-of-the-art causes for ordinary back pain, and
if you are astute enough, you may perceive that prestigious Medical Schools such as Stanford and
Cornell, don’t have the foggiest notion as to the cause; they do a fine job of finding what
IT IS NOT! But, the common order is diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. If you can’t
diagnose it, your chances of correct treatment are very slim indeed. The point will be discussed in
more detail under Back Pain Diagnosis.

Dr. Brice E. Vickery, a Holistic Chiropractic Physician and Applied Kinesiologist had by 1986
solved most of the riddles. He discovered that the majority (9 out of 10) of his patients were
not utilizing their dietary protein to rebuild their tissues but rather converted much of it to
sugars and burned it as fuel or stored it as fat. The enzyme systems of digestion and the rest of
the body were found to be in a downward spiral. The body having a strict order of preservation,
(such as the top priority, brain) eventually ended up robbing the other tissues until they could
steal no more. The “Enzyme Bank” (Dr. Edward Howell) starts to become bankrupt –
decade by decade. The result is that protein, calcium and other minerals come out of the bone, out
of the cartilage, and especially the fibro–cartilages that are designated intervertebral disks.
The glands malfunction.

In 1986 and subsequent years, Dr. Vickery taught doctors and his patients that there ARE NERVES in
the spinal disks. This was not being taught in the schools of Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy,
or Naturopathy. Subsequent events have proven that Dr. Vickery was correct thirteen years ahead of his time.

The degeneration of the spinal disks was not determined by ordinary means. These only find the gross,
end stages of diskal deterioration which become visible to ordinary doctors by means of CAT Scans
(Computerized Axial Tomography) MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and very gross neurological signs and symptoms.
The average X–ray tells nothing about what is going on in the disk. He labeled this as THE MAJOR CAUSE OF BACK PAIN.

With the deterioration of the diskal substance irritating degenerative substances are developed which
irritate the nerves in the disk, which are connected to the spinal cord by the Recurrent Meningeal
Nerves, which as the process becomes severe, causes backpain and muscle imbalance. Actually the
Meridians of Acupuncture are also involved and no amount of needling can permanently correct this
condition.

With the development of beyond state–of–the–art tests by Dr. Vickery the major
causes and locations of the diskal deterioration were discovered.

  
THE BIG FOUR OF DISKAL DEGENERATION AND- RESULTING BACK PAIN.

  • Protein Digestion/utilization lack.
  • Vitamin C Complex Deficiency.
  • Iodine Deficiency.
  • Sulfur Deficiency, needed in cartilage and it’s lack causes arthritis* spinal and all joints…

  

  

With a finding like this in his practice (which was routine) Dr. Vickery became able to predict the
presence of diskal deterioration in his patients BEFORE EXAMINING THEM! The causes of Back Pain then
are mainly diskal degeneration from two sources:

  • The nutritional deficiencies.
  • The resulting mechanical change in posture.

Once the disks have no direct blood supply the resulting change in uneven loading leaves the compressed
side of the disks at a severe or impossible disadvantage in absorbing the nutrients from the normal
delivery system of the vertebral end plates. Much like compressing a sponge between your hands in a
bucket of water, very little water can get into the sponge!

Research: 

Back Pain Diagnosis

Back Pain Diagnosis

Important Information for Advanced Diagnosis of Backpain

Most back pain diagnosis is like the rest of the diagnostic procedures — done from the outside and trying to look into the body. Take the three most common procedures for examining the spine and it’s disks. The X–ray and the CAT scan are both seeing into the body from without. The CAT scan makes the X–rays three dimensional and it is computerized into a visual picture. The MRI does the same thing with lines of magnetism. The variation from this for added perspective is the injection of a contrast medium into the spinal canal. This, by the way, is where the mortality tables start with shock reactions to the contrast media. Also infections are introduced into the spine. This can be real backache. It ran around 2% mortality. Two out of a hundred — died at this stage; could be worse.

Then there are the more physical tests such as the orthopedic tests, neurologic tests, palpations, trigger point tests, Electric Myological tests for muscle and nerve conduction. These are standard and have value as do all of the other tests. The point is all of these test are reaching into the body to “see” in or to “pull out” and examine, such as blood tests.

There has been in the Chiropractic profession developed means of testing the body from WITHIN! The doctors don’t crawl into the body but are able to literally ask the body “what’s wrong?” And the body answers! It is done all the time with the checkups on your new car. The dealer’s computer inquires of your auto’s computer as to any low or outright malfunctions. A Buick dealer stated that he could test for about a hundred things that might be going wrong. The doctor’s knowledgeable in these skills can do between four and five hundred points on the body that light up under examination in a way similar to the red light on your dash, coming on when the battery dies!

Dr. Brice E. Vickery, a world leader in the treatment of back pain developed two tests for the spinal disk lesions. They are the BEV Tests and the Confirmatory Challenge Test (CCT) which consistently are better, safer, and virtually free when included in a routine examination. Compare that with $1500 for the MRI or the CAT Scan! (Insurance dollars are YOUR dollars)

Using the BEV Tests for less obvious diskal lesions it becomes routine to find that besides the areas of complaint the entire spine is deteriorating. To see how the BEV Tests benefit both the doctor and the patient look at the side by side pictures of a lateral view of how the spine looks to doctors using the conventional methods and one using the Vickery tests. The spine with the single disk lesion is what can be discovered by a doctor using say, a CAT scan. The one with the blackened disks all through the spine is what the advanced methods can detect! This has all been put on video for the training of doctors that would like to learn these methods.

View of spine using CAT scan next to the more precise BEV Test view.

The Confirmatory Challenge Test was the first test developed and was the beginning of the amazing revelation that diskal degeneration was common THROUGHOUT THE SPINE. This test is used as the primary diagnosis in patients that cannot stand upright very long, have a positive CAT Scan diagnosis, or have very serious pain. It is for big, serious, diskal lesions.

One other universal error with all of the healing arts has been that they thought that the nerve had to be literally “pinched” by the encroaching diskal lesion before there was cause to worry. The truth about this is now just coming out. The INTRADISKAL LESIONS are as pain producing as the mess discovered by the CAT Scans.

Research: 

Back Pain Nutrition

Back Pain Nutrition

Important Information on Nutrition and Backpain

Having conquered Back Pain, what is next? Can the Amino Acids that are contained in Vickery Platinum Essential Amino Acids Plus, and Vickery Essential Amino Acids™ be obtained from the food that we eat? Do we have to take them forever? These are the questions that Dr. Vickery answered tens of thousands of times. The nutrition that we get from our food is no longer sufficient for our needs. It was all right in the Garden of Eden but, we were ejected. Then man really “improved” things with the cooking and preserving of meat, pasteurization of our dairy products, our orange and fruit juices, our canned food. We can keep it forever now but the trouble is that it has become “dead” food! Everything that we ate in the Garden of Eden was alive!

The enzymes that were present in the live food were destroyed. These enzymes according to Dr. Edward Howell and Dr. Howard Loomis augmented our “enzyme banks”, a limited capacity to make digestive enzymes, because the LIVE FOOD HELPED US TO DIGEST ITSELF! It is for this reason that Dr. Vickery recommends that everyone make an effort to ingest at least 50% of their food in the natural state. The average person might have trouble doing even this much.

Even with this effort it is necessary to take the Amino Acids because they are in what is called free form or individual Amino Acids. They are in the perfect proportions and in sufficient amounts for the pancreas and small intestine glands to manufacture THE DIGESTIVE ENZYMES THAT IS NEEDED TO DIGEST THE REST OF THE DAILY DIETARY PROTEIN. The body then gets the total amino acids from the meat, eggs fish, nuts, AND PROTEIN POWDERS that are part of our daily diets.

This is the most neglected area of healing. MOST of the most famous doctors in the world don’t KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PROTEIN PROBLEM. If they did they would have solved the Back Pain problem years and years ago. They wouldn’t be fooling around with things like glucosamine sulphate and chondroiton sulphate. They will however shortly become aware that Platinum Plus is 100% more effective because it starts the entire enzyme cascade from the digestive glands to the 3 billions cells of the entire body. And it is number one in Back Pain, Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia.

Research: 

Back Pain Prevention

Back Pain Prevention

Important Information on Prevention of Backpain

The prevention of Back Pain is claimed by many types of disciplines and there is usually an element of truth and success for each of these. But none, repeat none has ever gotten it altogether into one provable method.

There is a lot to be said for constant exercise for so many of the body⁏s systems are benefited by that it should be a constant throughout life. It becomes progressively more injurious if there are deficiencies present. Decade by decade the damage accumulates not only in the spine but the cardiovascular, and even the osseous structures are effected.

In the Connecticut Holistic Chiropractic Offices, Dr. Brice E. Vickery demonstrated that the attaining of the individual’s Straight Posture was a part of the final restoration of his patients to full health whether there original complaint was Back Pain, Hypoglycemia, Fibromyalgia or Migraine headaches with or without TMJ. Dr. Vickery is listed in “Who’s Who In Medicine and Healthcare” 1999–2000.

Some of the most necessary nutrients THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY required to heal the injured, degenerated spinal disks are also necessary to maintain a Straight Posture! It has previously been mentioned that there are two basic causes of the disk’s breakdown: The nutrient deficiencies, and the mechanical compression of the disks unevenly. This is true also for the gliding joints of the vertebrae also. This is where the true prevention is practice.

Dr. Vickery in millions of observations concluded that the Category 1 Distortion is the basic distortion of the body (as viewed from front to back). This observation was originally made by Dr. Major DeJarnette, one of the bright lights in the healing arts. Dr. Vickery observes that the majority of the human race walks, lives, breathes with this distortion if not corrected. This is what it looks like:
Category 1 distortion of the spine.

Dr. Vickery with another first, lists 15 different reasons why this distortion returns and has determined a correction which is specific to each cause, yet mechanically similar in the appearance of the correction. The good news is that most of the causes are nutritional and that the re-occurrence of the Cat. 1 Distortion begins a hunt for the deficiency and it is eliminated. The first and most important is again protein, Cat. 1LP (for protein) The second is caused by Vitamin C complex deficiency : Cat1 L C etc. This is the foundation then not only for the prevention of Backpain but the new plane that is good health and PROVEN by maintaining correct posture. Not the other way around as some of the Chiropractors propose. They claim if they can straighten your spine mechanically that you will have good health. They haven't done it in a hundred years and without the necessary elements of nutrition and the neurological knowledge they won't do it in a million! (Dr. Vickery has offered a $1000 challenge for the last 15 years concerning the Cat 1. No one has ever accepted the challenge.)

A summary then for Backpain Prevention and Good Health:

  • Find a doctor who can determine these deficiencies and maintain your health and your posture. When all of your needs are maintained you may be able to stay straight for years without ANY need for correction. But, quarterly checkups help. Most people, feeling good, start to cut down on their Amino Acids or vitamins and are surprised when symptoms return and the doctor is capable of finding what they did! That is the REAL beginning.
  • Stay on the nutrition that healed you (with some adjustments) FOREVER!
  • Even ABC’s MD had the courage to admit that he has been wrong — ALL THESE YEARS and stated, “I’ve changed my mind — Today you need nutritional supplements!”
  • Exercise! First you will feel like it when you stay well, second it is important to keep your muscles toned relevant to what your physical goals are. The least is to be able to stand upright for 8 hours — The ultimate might be a marathon or weight lifting competition. That is the individual decision.
Research: 

Back Pain Treatment

Back Pain Treatment

Important Information for Advanced Treatment of Backpain

When a doctor, any doctor of any kind, can with certainty diagnose a condition, he is halfway or more to the treatment — ordinarily. Since it has been established through the advanced diagnostic methods of Dr. Brice E. Vickery that back pain is a deficiency disease it should be immediately clear that ALL of the methods now in current use can be observed as exercises in futility. At least for the long run that is a lifetime. These can be found in abundance searching the web.

Let’s take a look at a graph that compares the success of the Vickery Method vs. (from right to left) The Neurologist (non–surgical), The Chiropractor (hands–only), The Osteopath, The General Practitioner (using drugs), The Orthodpaedist (using drugs), The Chiropractor (using shotgun nutrition and physiotherapy) The Acupuncturist, The Psychiatrist (using drugs), The Chiropractic Applied Kinesiologist, (using more specific nutrition, glandulars and specific tests), and the Vickery Method (which stands alone in identifying protein as the primary problem). These results are so startling that most professionals don’t believe them. Yet not one in the last 15 years has ever accepted Dr. Vickery’s $1,000 challenge!

next section begins below
 
 

This study was done on fifty patients as they presented themselves and is a very respectable sample for a study. In the thousands of persons that Dr. Vickery and his associates treated the same rate of success was achieved.

next section begins below
 
 

next section begins below
 
 

A new medical treatment is worthy of mention here which is called IDET (intradiskal) electrothermal annuloplasty) in which a catheter is inserted through a needle directly into the disk. The catheter has a thermocouple that heats the disk for 14–17 minutes at 194 degrees. It can be called “Boil–A–Disk.” This brings up some interesting points:

  1. How is the appropriate disk determined since most failed surgeries are the result of operating on the disk that the Scans showed? (The wrong disk!)
  2. If there is a natural way to correct these disks that has a higher rate of success -98% vs. 80% reported isn’t that better and more cost effective than spending $7000 and being cast “adrift” to do it again?
  3. It is wrong in principle — creating a possible infection site and dead zone. Hippocrates “Do thy patient no harm.”
  4. It does prove what no one would believe 15 years ago: that the disks were the major cause of back pain and that a spinal nerve didn’t have to be “pinched” to cause agonizing pain.

The Vickery Method of Backpain Treatment

Years of trial and struggle have resulted in a simple, logical, measured every–step–of–the–way, healing, not of the disks in question but the WHOLE BODY! Clinically all kinds of conditions clear up when the disks are treated because their deficiency is the body’s deficiency. Back pain is only one of the things that respond.

next section begins below
 
 
Cut-away of normal and damaged disks.
next section begins below
 
 
  • In the initial exam the patient’s deficiencies are found and the appropriate nutrition is supplemented. Nine out of ten need Vickery Essential Amino Acids. The special vitamin C Complex and Iodine are supplied in professional formulas that are guaranteed because they have been tested millions of times.
  • Where the patient has been able to carry on his daily work — he is not seen for one week. This gives the patient time to rebuild the “glue” (collagens and glycosaminoglycans) that was supposed to hold his body together in the first place.
  • Re–examination usually reveals that all of the spinal disks are healing and the other procedures that are necessary to maintain fully functioning muscle, nervous, and acupuncture ( meridians ) are now rapidly achieved, 2- 5 visits. By this point the patient has maintained a straight posture and may hold it as long as there are no deficiencies.
  • The patient is instructed to remain on the maintenance Back Pain Package as long he wishes to remain healthy and is seen quarterly (every three months) if he wishes. This is a Wellness Practice!
  • The serious disk cases where they could not stand up were treated with the same nutrition but were seen immediately and every other day — Mon–Wed–Fri until out of the woods. They required absolute rest but never needed pain relievers as the amino acids act as pain relievers also. They were treated manually — by hand with a method developed by Dr. Vickery. No Chiropractic or Osteopathic manipulations (which can precipitate surgery). No drugs were ever used!
next section begins below
 
 

The rest of the treatment took the same course to a straight and fully functioning person. A person should not need endless spinal or other adjustments!

Research: 

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: A Den of Demons

Dr. Brice E. Vickery

Den
  1. The lair of a wild usually predatory animal,
    1. a hollow or cavern used especially as a HIDEOUT,
    2. a center of SECRET activity
(Merriam Webster)

Introduction

At the end of my 45 years of practice as a Holistic Chiropractic Physician there appeared from time to time, and with increasing frequency, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia usually made by a Rheumatologist or a Psychiatrist. Except for the fact that these were usually “bad cases” I filed them under the heading of advanced myofascial fibrositis and smiled to myself that the doctors who were unaware of the trigger points that had been part of our stock-in-trade for all of those practice years, were getting serious about these abnormalities.

In retirement when it was learned what my vocation had been many people sought my opinions. My stipulations were; That no doctor available was helping them and then I would “take a look”. It was in this vein that we had a person from a fibromyalgia support group. This is where it began. We had of course unlimited time to examine these people and began to make breath taking discoveries, many which were based on previous discoveries which I have been reporting for the last 20 years.

This article is basically in three main sections:

  1. What is known and/or suspected about the condition,
  2. The discoveries that I have made about the condition,
  3. The treatment and outstanding success of the treatment.

I am aware that many traditional doctors will be upset or nonplused by what we present here, for this condition more than any other illustrates the fact that Chiropractic (in particular) has repeatedly ignored the advances made by others and not a few by myself. The best of today’s graduates of the best of schools are, in my opinion, not qualified to either diagnose or treat this condition. This is because the basics of the diagnosis are not taught in any college that is known to me. The diagnosis is comparable to the sequence of events that cause the condition and is the equivalent of another college degree in the extent of knowledge and skills required

In answer to your unspoken question: I write and divulge these things so that people can be better and maintain healthy and productive lives knowing - that only 2% of doctors will understand and – the 2% are ready!

When the student is ready the master appears
Chinese Proverb

Fibromyalgia – State of the Art

Fibromalgia is considered by some as a syndrome or collection of symptoms and by others as a disease entity. The doctors of the world are getting serious about the condition and now have meetings such as the “Copenhagen Fibromyalgia Symposium”. The outstanding symptoms are pain (in muscles and joints) and stiffness. It is generally accepted that this must be whole body pain with representatives on both sides and above and below the waist. The list of symptoms is impressive and diversified. Some doctors now include what is called “The Fibro Five” which are; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Irritable Bowel, Interstitial Cystitis, Migraine Headache. Some include sleep disorders. In most severe cases the victims are not able to maintain employment.

The Symptoms are varied and widespread:

  • Musculoskeletal pain and aching
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Fatigue
  • Paraesthesias
  • Depression
  • Soft tissue swelling
  • Irritable bowel
  • TMJ and Bruxism
  • Bursitis
  • Allergies
  • Sciatica
  • Chest Pains
  • Back Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Raynaud’s
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Hypoglycemia

It usually is differentiated from arthritis both rheumatoid and osteo, polymyalgia rheumatica, myopathy, hypothyroidism, disk herniation, and cardiac or pleural pain. Despite the symptoms, physical, laboratory, and radiological studies are often normal. This connective tissue disorder is not associated with deformity of the joints. Thus the diagnosis has been clinical.

The Tender Points or Trigger Point Diagnosis (Bilateral)

  • Knee, at the medial fat pads proximal to the articulation
  • Greater Trochanter, posterior to the trochanteric eminince
  • Gluteal, upper outer quadrants of the buttocks
  • Lateral Epicondyle, 2 cm. Distal to the epicondyles
  • Second Rib, second costochondral junction on upper surfaces
  • Supraspinatous origins near the medial border above the scapular spine
  • Trapezius, midpoint of the upper border
  • Lower Cervical, anterior intertransverse spaces of C-5 to C7
  • Occipital, suboccipital insertion
anterior view of a woman with pressure points indicated with dots  Pressure Points posterior view of a woman with pressure points indicated with dots

Eleven, some say tweleve of these eighteen points must be positive to approximately two to three pounds/pressure. The point must be reported as painful vs. pressure.

Concept of Central Sensitization

While many theories have been advanced such as hormonal, neurotransmitters etc., astute observers have accurately described the concept of “central sensitization,” the decreased threshold of pain in these subjects.

Hyperalgesia. Some believe that decreased blood to the muscles activates chemicals or initiates their release, accounting for the irritability.

One theory is that it is a disease of the central nervous system not as a pathological change, but a “central activation” vs. a type of myopathy. Remember this very astute observation for we will explain why it is correct even though the proponents do not understand the mechanisms.

Current Treatments

At the end of the seventies, and we have written about this ever since, I found that nine out of ten subjects examined were found not able to digest/transport, utilize or incorporate the daily dietary protein which was usually adequate (except for some vegetarians) in intake. The discoveries of Rheinholdt Voll, M.D.1 enabled me to put two and two together and establish that the pancreatic points that he identified as; protein digestion function, carbohydrate digestion function, and fat digestion function on the Pancreas Meridian were almost always caused by lack of suitable amino acids. We developed the Vickery-Voll2 test which was the beginning of an entirely new view of the body and explained why I was never able to keep our patients “straight.”

The way it is believed to work is simple. The amino acids in the correct proportions and in adequate amounts reverse this deficiency by supplying the pancreas and intestinal glands with the ingredients necessary to synthesize adequate digestive enzymes to digest the dietary intake. Having the necessary enzymes the daily food intake is more completely utilized and the transport or carrier proteins are manufactured in suitable amounts and the entire “Enzyme Cascade” of the body is re-established. This begins within twelve hours!

Every case of fibromyalgia is found to have this deficiency but, so do many other problems.

Protein/Enzyme Deficency is the First Demon

The Second Demon

The body gets most of its dietary sulfur from proteins in the form of the sulfur bearing amino acids and some sulfur bearing plants such as garlic and onions, cabbage, and peppers etc.. I knew about this problem in the early eighties but also knew that in the amino acid formula that I developed, there was one molecule in methionine and two in cystine. Furthermore, we were unlocking the dietary proteins taurine etc. which were also sulfur containing.

In retirement, I found a test for sulfur that showed a high percentage of persons that took our amino acids formulas religiously were still sulfur deficient (myself included). I also found that infections, the arthrites and poisonings; heavy metals, PAH’s (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) etc. responded much, much better when we added methylsulfanylmethane to our amino acid formula. Every person that had fibromyalgia was sulfur deficient.

Sulfur Deficiency is the Second demon

The Third Demon

By 1986, I had developed two tests that screened the spine for spinal disk lesions,The BEV Tests3 and the The CCT or Confirmatory Challenge Tests 4 which also identified exactly disks which were involved and the exact corrections necessary to relieve them. I have written about them since that time and will not spend time here describing them. I will, however, explain that every case of fibromyalgia has diskal degeneration throughout their entire spine!

For those of you who are not familiar with my grading of diskal lesions we include the drawings which we presented way back in the early eighties. You will note that we are talking mostly about the intradiskal lesion or Grade 1. This has no visible changes apparent in the CAT scan, the MRI, and the myelogram studies done with contrast media but is neurologically active! It is this lesion that most chiropractors are unknowingly trying to correct! This puts these practitioners in the same condition as a carpenter without glue and other fasteners.

This was known to me in 1982 when I pioneered the use of the CAT scan in the study of diskal lesions in the New York area hospitals and private radiological facilities. Their presence is easily demonstrated through the BEV Tests.

This was pretty much a theory standing alone at that time; but has now since been proven by a new procedure, IDET5 (intradiskal electrothermal annuloplasty ) which I refer to as “Boil-a-Disk”. It is reported to work as “well as fusion” and claims 80% of patients have “reduced pain and greater mobility”.

The procedure involves a six inch needle and a heating element which is inserted into the particular DISK and heated to 194 degrees for fifteen minutes. The heat not only kills the nerves but tightens (cauterizes?) the surrounding ligaments.

I have been trying to inform the profession about this for twenty years but only received defocused stares! Maybe when I tell you that the procedure costs $7000 saving the patient $43,000 (a spinal operation can cost up to $50,000) your attention span will increase. Also this is not practical to do to the victims of fibromyalgia throughout the entire spine!

You can see now that the accuracy of “central sensitization” is a valid observation even though the good doctors are limited by their state-of-the-art diagnostic ability. Those few who practice as I do are way beyond that barrier.

Spinal Disk Degeneration is the Third Demon.

The Grading of Diskal Lesions

Diskal Lesions illustration

The Diskal Connections of the Spinal Nerve

Diskal Connections of the Spinal Nerve

The Fourth Demon

I had been using the test kit Silver Amalgam which is made from homeopathic nosodes in a graduated series since my studies with Voll in the early eighties. Usually it was part of the testing we did on the worst of the allergy patients, the universal reactors.

When I began to test the fibromyalgia patients I was amazed to find that everyone of them was positive! Most of the really bad cases showed in the lower dilutions (D5, D6, D10, etc.) which is the most severe. Furthermore as you will see in our case histories, the offending teeth were removed some 30 years before. The reason for them not ridding themselves of this toxic heavy metal is the preceding protein/sulfur deficiencies preventing the glutathione and 400 series enzymes from being produced and the sulfation detoxification mechanisms (Phase 11 liver detoxification) being therefore totally inadequate.

I suspect that other of the heavy metals are involved and will be testing for them in the future. Right now the all time winner is mercury which if not removed by the liver is deposited in the NERVE and FATTY TISSUES. The reason for irritated nerves continues to grow. Not all cases were from the fillings, but most.

The dental profession just did a study on the relationship between mercury blood levels in the brain and the number of silver amalgam fillings in the mouth. They found that there was no relationship. What our dental brethern failed to take into account was the detoxifying ability of the patient (protein, sulfur etc.) and the specific fillings which were “leaching” mercury. Actually short of punching holes all over the patient the mercury will not show in blood levels, in hair analysis, or in urine and stool. It has to be mobilized for all laboratory tests. That is why the Energetic testing which I have named Vickery Quantum Testing© and EAV, Electropuncture According to Voll, are the only 21st century diagnostic tools that can determine these problems, and with extreme accuracy.

The Fourth Demon is Mercury/Other Poisoning.

The Fifth Demon

This is usually the Epstein-Barr virus. It is the virus associated with chronic fatigue. While the scientific community argues about the confusing results of their laboratory tests I am able to find it with great clarity and accuracy as to its exact degree in the body using our Quantum Testing. We have confirmed it many times with laboratory tests but have left them far, far behind. This virus has recently been associated with breast cancer[6] . In rare cases it is not the EBV but is Coxackie , Cytomegalovirus, or other. Sometimes these subjects have two viruses and a bacteria!

Since most viruses seem to locate irritated and inflamed areas the fibromyalgia victim is fertile soil. Because of his depressed immune functions, his degenerating joint system, his deteriorating spine, his lack of neurotransmitters, and poisoned tissues, all of which are the result of the protein/sulfur inadequacy these viruses, without PROPER treatment, have found a lifetime home. This is one of the conditions that is reported as medically incurable ( EBV ) but has been conquered by natural means for many years.

The Virus is the Fifth Demon.

The Treatments and The Success of Treatment, With Some Case Histories

CAUSES

To fully understand the treatments given it is best to restate the findings in these cases, many which are complications or associated conditions found progressively in other conditions (including the demons).

  1. Protein (amino acids) deficiency resulting in enzyme deficiencies.
  2. Multiple spinal disk degeneration.
  3. Toxic bowel – ileocecal valve malfunction. A. Dysbiosis
  4. Chronic viral infection – particularly Epstein Barr = chronic fatigue
  5. Tissues (including bones!) calcium/phosphorus low from lack of protein transport.
  6. Lack of proper neurotransmitters and hormones insulin, thyroid, serotonin, glutathione, DHEA, and sex hormones from improper amino acid metabolism.
  7. Lymph slowdown.
  8. Sinus infections, viral/bacterial/ yeast/fungal.
  9. Other infections bacterial – ( Lymes disease )
  10. Lack of Phase 1 and particularly Phase 11 detoxification mechanisms in the liver that allow heavy metals (mercury is only one) to remain in the body. This is where the lack of sulfur results in removal failure and glutathione inadequate production.
  11. Mercury (or other heavy metal) poisoning.
  12. Sulfur deficiency.
  13. Altered body mechanics (crooked posture)
  14. Vitamin – mineral deficiencies.
  15. Essential Fatty Acids deficiency.
  16. Antioxidant deficiency.
  17. Subluxation This is present in every person with Cat. 1 Distortions and every diskal lesion.

The Treatment In treating any body problem of whatever magnitude the goal is to supply the deficiencies. In the case of acute infections additional supplementation may be added to counteract the invader. Therefore in this condition extra vitamin C (ascorbic acid crystalline) minimum 3000mg. along with an enzyme C-complex, Enzyme Formulations (containing all known factors) one with each 1000 C is always added!

The protein and sulfur problem is addressed with our US and World patent pending Platinum Plus (PAAP) Nothing that we have seen exceeds the spinal disk rebuilding and detoxifying ability of this nutrient. It is in my opinion and all of the doctors who have the ability to monitor the removal of mercury from their patients – the treatment of choice at six per day. The spinal disks begin volumizing in 12 hours. The dysbiosis, lack of HCL, are normalized and the digestive enzymes are replenished re-arming the “Enzyme Cascade” from the pancreas to the individual cells. Since this will be a patented product there will be nothing else that accomplishes these multiple functions.

The Vitamin-mineral used is Bio Multi Plus from Biotics Laboratories which has no fillers and has proved to be a reliable source of Iodine, B-complex, Chromium, Selenium, and Vitamin A. I am sure that there are probably sources equal to this but when you spend your time doing millions of tests on these vitamins and they never let you down – you don’t change.

The essential fatty acids which correct excessive inflamation with prostaglandins, produce hormones, help calcium into the cells, are either from Pure Encapsulations or Omega Plus – both work.

Some Case Histories

Case # 1. Mrs. E.P. Initial Exam 11/30/98
This 65 year old patient came with a diagnosis of FM and a possible peripheral neuropathy of the nervous system. This was a surprisingly good diagnosis considering the diagnostic tools available to these previous practitioners. They demonstrated the reliability of a careful neurological exam although they didn’t come up with the foggiest idea of what was going on. This patient had in the last ten years seen forty, FORTY, doctors! A history of very severe attack of scarlet fever - Pain and aching everywhere. Allergy testing previously targeted eggs, mushrooms ,kale, kidney beans. She herself recognizes no allergies. Her main treatment was Ibuprofen. She attended the local FM support group.
Findings:
TMJ, Sulfur deficient, protein (amino acids) deficient, Positive BEV Tests (The entire spine was in a state of degeneration), osteoporosis positive, Multiple vitamin deficiencies, had depression, salt deficiency, possible infection in teeth or jaws, all glands malfunctioning, fatty acids deficiency, positive Epstein Barr Virus, positive Herpes Simplex Virus all joints and spine, Mercury poisoning (8 level), Strep infection all joints and spine.
Treatment:
This was nutritional as any physical work is extremely painful to these people and for that matter any protein deficient person.
12/21/98
most of the spinal disks had healed except in her neck (this was corrected as the healing nutrients were not able to enter this disk) Mercury had moved favorably to 10 level. She developed “cold sores” in the last battle with the Herpes Virus and it was no longer present in her body! Neither was the Epstein Barr Virus! This patient was still depressed - added additional B vitamin.
1/7/99
No more depression. No spinal disks. Silver amalgum 15 level! (over 50% mercury removed) This patient reported the last time seen that “she felt like dancing” and she has not detoxified all the way as yet. (We moved to a new area.) All of this was accomplished in five weeks after 12 years of misery.
Treatment
This was all done with Platinum Plus Essential Acids Formula, 6/day, professional grade multivitamin mineral formula, and \ Essential Fatty Acids also professional grade, with additional B support.
Case # 2. Mrs. A. S. 53 years old 4/9/99 (today) –
Pains for the last several years – primary recent diagnosis possible recurrence of Lyme’s Disease. Legs swell when walking, never feels well , no energy and depressed. When doctors make up their mind as to whether or not Lyme’s is the culprit would have been placed in hopital for three weeks antibiotic treatment IV.
Findings:
BEV Tests positive all spinal areas, active Lyme’s disease, positive Epstein Barr virus , yeast/fungus infection bowels, vagina, head. Amino acid and sufur deficient , multiple vitamin-mineral deficiencies, mercury poisoning level 6)fatty acids deficient, depressed, The Platinum AA, fatty acids, prof. Multivitamin-mineral and other items were sent to her today – a month’s supply. We will assess her progress in two weeks.
It has been our observation that when a person with yeast fungus infection already is present and massive antibiotics are administered they do not always leave the hospital by the front door.
Case # 3. Mrs. L.M. 38 years old – 12/4/98
Her diagnosis of osteoporosis from surgical menopause was largely correct. This diagnosis did not explain however that she had classic symptoms of the newest disease in town, FM. By this time you will know some of what to expect. You will not be disappointed. Failed 14 BEV Tests (whole spine going down the tubes) does not sleep well – sometimes a few hours a night. Reviewed bone density study – not good – glands swollen and very painful, taking Congaplex , Calma Plus, homeopathic lymph drainage formula, had massive ear infections. Osteoporosis neck, lower spine , left hip and femur, positive Epstein Barr Virus, mercury poisoning (8 level) Cytomegalo Virus, sinus lung infections (pneumonia) Strep infection ears, sinuses, spine, most joints. Infected teeth, depressed, lymph blockage, amino acids and sulfur deficient, fatty acids deficient yeast infection bowels, vagina, tonsils, both ears. Salt deficient (thank the medical profession) This girl (mother) had more species living inside her than the inhabitants of New York City! Furthermore she had a provocative attitude and had learned to use her symptoms to control her husband. When things didn’t go her way and she’d cry. She did that when we assured her that we were in charge – not her!
Treatment
She was placed on P/AA 6/day, MV-minerals,fatty acids and more special things because of her multiple and overwhelming infections/infestations. I t took her two weeks to get up to full doseages, which is sometimes the way it has to be.
12/30/98
Now able to take full amounts of nutrients. Erupted with cold sores all around the mouth and lips. Her body was now fighting for the first time – lymph glands more swollen, hot flashes much worse, silveramalgum moved to 10 level. Cytomegalovirus also. Spinal disks healing except for mid spine. Upper jaw still infected.
1/11/99
Great five days, glands reduced in size and tenderness, sleeping well and she had a better attitude, did physical correction of dorsal disk and solved that problem. This patient is continuing on the program and is doing well.
Case # 4. Mrs. M. S. 9/12/99
This 47 year old woman came to me by way of the web. She used a public library. She has had fibromyalgia for fifteen years. She reported that a year or so ago her hair analysis had mercury going off the chart! I explained to her that was good and confirmed the diagnosis but that the problem was with the mercury that the body could not eliminate (Her level was a very large D6). Her virus was the Epstein-Barr. She read and re-read the information that was provided and felt that on a gut level that it was indeed correct. The chiropractor consulted was seeing her daily which at once was reduced to “as necessary” since the treatments were making her even more inflamed but relieved her respiratory problem for a short time (sometimes only hours) as she had a severe dorsal disk lesion which was effecting her diaphragm.
9/15/99
Nutritional support was begun with 6 PAA, 3 BioMulti, 3 Flax/ borage, 3000 mg. crystalline Cw/3 T1-T2 OPT or Ness 11’s. Every known nutritional need was met.
9/22/99
Only two chiropractic visits were given and her energy had greatly increased.
Her sleep patterns were becoming better and she felt rested afterwards which is a reversal of one of the many symptoms.
10/3/99
Only one chiropractic adjustment and she had begun an exercise program walking four miles daily. Her mercury levels were down to D30 proving that she was RAPIDLY eliminating from her system. The EBV was gone. (It may re-appear in some 30% of the cases but it is expected and prepared for). We increased her PAA to 8X/day as she habitually did not eat much protein food. Added protein to her diet in the form of two to four eggs per week which she had thought were bad for her as well as more fish and cheeses. This case is responding more rapidly than the average that has had the condition for this many years. The treatment

Conclusion

This condition more than any other spotlights the stubborn lack of progress especially, in the Chiropractic profession, since the other professions have not had presented to them the brilliant discoveries of some of our great researchers. When full knowledge of the sequence of events is known the reversal of these compounded conditions is routine although with great variations. The fact that even the most recent graduate has not the faintest idea of what is going on under his hands is not his/her fault. This profession despite the academic “window trimming” is mired in the 19th century where it started. As even lay persons can readily determine the state-of the-art is inadequate and it is shameful that the college presidents that are contacted say “put it in a journal.”

Chiropractic and Osteopathy have had special treatments that were intimately connected with the body. They also had the heaviest burdens because to contribute to the patient’s lasting health and maintain it they had to explain more than any other profession why these events (distortions, subluxations, and the phsiology and pathology) were occurring! The cry is always for more research. The research is already accomplished!

Medicine did not always bother with finding the true cause but is very adept at remedies that cover up symptoms. In the treatment of fibromyalgia it is largely NSAIDS. The medical profession does as much or even more harm than the chiropractor because they are contributing to the already present cartilage degeneration and presenting more poisons for an already overwhelmed liver.

I for one have chosen the route of bringing this knowledge to those that are ready (in all of the professions) and directly to the suffering people. This route is growing steadily and is a source of great satisfaction. My entire life has more than adequately prepared me for it. While I would readily accept help in submitting these facts and findings to scientific channels, as yet no research director seems interested but perhaps when the doctors that we have taught have seasoned a champion will appear.

There is a great gulf between doctors like myself and the orthodox practitioner with whom I cannot really converse. I illustrate it thusly: The gulf is thirty feet wide and the chiropractor is a ten foot jumper. Who among you is ready to become a forty foot jumper?

Bibliography

[1]
Topographic Positions of Measuring Points in Electroacupuncture, Voll R., Textual Volume 1, 1st English, 3rd German Ed. H Schuldt Ed., Mediziniche Liaterarische Verlagsgesellschaft MBH, Uelzen, Germany, 1977.
[2]
The Vickery-Voll Tests, Free Form Acids, The Key Dietary Supplement, Published Privately, 1986
[3]
The BEV Tests, Vickery B.E., The Collected Papers of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, summer Ed, 1990-91
[4]
The Confirmatory Challenge Test, Vickery B.E., Today’s Chiropractic, Vol. 18, No.5 Sept/Oct 1989
[5]
Beating the Back Ache, Medicine, A New Procedure That Could Revolutionize Disc Surgery, Cowley G., Newsweek, March 15, 1999
[6]
Cancer Cantagion, Medicine, Why Do Epstein-Barr And Other Viruses Show Up In Breast Tumors?, Cowley G., Newsweek, August 30, 1999
Research: 

Fibromyalgia The Parameters

Fibromyalgia The Parameters

As usual, we suggest one use search engines on the Web. There you will find the amazing collection of observations and growing support for the independence of this diagnosis. Many well educated and brilliant minds around the world are getting together (The Copenhagen Fibromyalgia Symposium, for example) to study, evaluate, compare, and establish protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Support groups are now available although it would appear that these support groups are only shoring up the psyche of the victims concerning the hopelessness of the current treatments.

Description of the Condition

One of the simplest, straightforward descriptions of this condition is contained in a new book just published. In his book, Enzymes, The Key To Health Dr. Howard F. Loomis describes Fibromyalgia, “Initially, fibromyalgia was believed to be a psychiatric disease. It is now widely accepted that fibromyalgia is an independent physical illness. You will find its symptoms are strikingly similar to those of bowel toxicity.” -- excerpt used with permission of the author.

Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by:
Musculoskeletal pain and aching
Disturbed sleeping patterns
Morning stiffness and local tenderness
Fatigue
Depression
Paraesthesias (feeling of numbness and tingling, restless legs)
Bowel and bladder disturbances
Subjective soft tissue swelling
Raynaud’s phenomenon
Rhinitis (sinus problems )
Bruxism (grinding of the teeth, especially when sleeping)
Bursitis
Sciatica
Refractory Allergies
Temperomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)

Despite the symptoms, physical, laboratory, and radiological studies are often normal because advanced immunology tests are often not performed. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, this connective tissue disorder is not associated with deformity or inflammation of the joints. Thus the diagnosis has been clinical rather than objective.

“The obvious remedy or magic bullet for many of these symptoms is aspirin, acetaminophen or other pain relievers. If over the counter drugs are not effective, then usually prescription pain relievers are used.”

This description is presented in its entirety, courtesy of Dr. Howard F. Loomis who along with Dr. Brice E. Vickery virtually stand alone in the understanding and solving the human digestive and nutritive failure as a cause of degeneration, infestation, and disease. Dr. Vickery however, has discovered similarities that are shared by the victims of this diagnosis which demonstrate a commonality of causes which prompts him to describe Fibromyalgia and the “Fibro Five≵ as a man made disease syndrome!

Return to Menu

The Diagnosis - The Unbelievable Diagnostic Criteria

In this day and age of organ transplants, bone marrow replacements, the ultimate diagnosis of Fibromyalgia rests upon: Pressing for tender points in areas known as trigger point areas and to establish the diagnosis 11 out of the 18 designated areas throughout four quarters of the body must be extremely tender to pressure.

Illustration of an anterior view of a woman with triggerpoints indicated with 
						bullets.  Illustration of the posterior view of a woman with trigger points indicated 
						with bullets.

These Two Pictures Show The Pressure Points!

This would or should be after a full work-up and many dollars (insurance dollars are your dollars) are spent to determine what you don’t have. This is not all bad because there are worse conditions that you don’t really want to have. You are then ultimately determined to have this condition by palpation (feeling) plus you are reporting, a group of symptoms from the section described in “Parameters”, and what you don’t have.

We have a condition, finally identified as an entity (of sorts) that defies the best of the best, in wisdom, education, and opportunity. Billions of dollars are available to these people who call themselves “scientific” “accredited” and are, the current state of the healing and pharmacologic sciences. This is the perfect place and time for this quote: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” 1 Cor. 19 and “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put a shame on the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.” 1 Cor. 27. Could this be applied to the wealthy, well known, expense accounted doctors and scientists attending a meeting in a foreign country and coming up with eleven tender-points diagnosis?

Return to Top

Herpes Simplex Virus

Picture of the Herpes virus.

The above picture shows two Herpes Simplex Virus particles emerging from a host cell’s nucleus into the surrounding cytoplasm.

Treatments Available

The unnatural healing arts (medicine) which predominately treat this condition have very little to “hang their hat on” having nothing to cut, remove, or any solid process to pursue. Therefore most of the treatments are anti inflammatory and sedative in nature as mentioned previously.

The natural healing arts are a more interesting and variable group. The “straight” group of Chiropractors will tend to “whump” you more often and for a very long period of time because they have to straighten your spine mechanically and and your spine being extremely tender is very, very resistant to responding. The “Mixer” Chiropractor has some added success because physiotherapy, nutrition and perhaps more judicious “whumping” is employed. Mostly the nutrition is shotgun in type and is not tailored to the individual.

The Natreopath does some very detailed laboratory analysis mostly from blood and serum, and urine, but may also use saliva and instruments such as electroacupuncture. A regime of herbal, nutritional etc. supplements is prescribed from the results of these tests. There may be much positive improvement if the proper nutrition is stumbled upon because here again the main answer is not in the blood!

The latter two are often experts in “detoxifying” the body and there is evidence of some chelation of injurious substances in the body. There are some humorous aspects to the detoxification methods. It is a legitimate goal to cleanse and restore the normal flora to the colon. It is another to concentrate on the colon every time the patient takes a backward step with expensive ($400) programs to make your bowel “whistling clean” when they in fact have little or no idea of how the body’s formidable ability to detoxify is activated or why it broke down in the first place. Read The Vickery Method

Return to top.

The Vickery Method

The Vickery Method began twenty plus years ago and is both natural and holistic. This means that no toxic drugs are used and all the parameters of the human body are explored and identified. The individual’s body becomes readable just as the modern automobile is plugged into a computer and a hundred functions may be checked. The human body has a potential of four to five hundred points that can be “read”, primarily electrically, through expert muscle testing. Electroacupuncture, particularly EAV (Electro Acupuncture According to Voll) may also be used and played a great part.

The Vickery Method is the first to truly integrate the meaning of a straight posture with health. The Chiropractic and Osteopathic professions have paid lip service to straight posture for over a hundred years but until now have never delivered! Dr. Vickery has proven that an individual cannot have nutritional deficiencies, spinal disk degeneration, infections, emotional overloads, and have a straight posture! Conversely, Correcting these problems and manually correcting the human frame, a straight posture may last indefinitely! Furthermore the acupuncture meridians (circuits) are always off in the crooked person and no amount of needling sessions can correct this condition!

Illustration of the human skeleton.

If the symptoms of FM that are so mysterious to the learned doctors of medicine are examined, using kinesiological means, interesting discoveries are then possible. These findings and relationship have never been published as yet in any journal or scientific paper and it was decided to present them to the victims who can benefit immediately instead of the usual ten year route through academic channels. Many “me-tooers” will arise but remember that you were the first to read the multiple causes of FM at fibromyalgiacure.com your best, maybe only, hope of reversing this process! April 9 th, 1999.

Let us now match up some of the causes and the effects, Fibromyalgia.

Musculoskeletal pain and aching
Disturbed sleeping patterns
Morning stiffness and local tenderness
Fatigue
Depression
Paraesthesias
Bowel and bladder disturbances
Subjective soft tissue swelling
Raynaud’s phenomenon
Rhinitis
Bruxism and TMJ
Bursitis
Sciatica
Refractory allergies

Causes

  1. Protein ( amino acids ) deficiency resulting in enzyme deficiencies.
  2. Multiple spinal disk degeneration.
  3. Toxic bowel - ileocecal valve malfunction.
  4. Chronic viral infection - particularly Epstein Barr = chronic fatigue
  5. Tissues (including bones!) calcium low from lack of protein transport.
  6. Lack of proper neurotransmitters, insulin, thyroid, serotonin, glutathione, and sex hormones from improper amino acid metabolism.
  7. Lymph slowdown.
  8. Sinus infections, viral/bacterial/yeast/fungal.
  9. Other infections bacterial - (Lyme’s disease)
  10. Lack of Phase 1 and particularly Phase 11 detoxification mechanisms in the liver that allow heavy metals ( mercury is only one) to remain in the body. This is where the lack of sulfur results in removal failure and glutathione inadequate production.
  11. Mercury (or other heavy metal) poisoning.
  12. Sulfur deficiency.
  13. Altered body mechanics (crooked posture)
  14. Vitamin - mineral deficiencies.
  15. Essential Fatty Acids deficiency.
Summary of the most important findings that are always consistent:
Protein digestion/ utilization/ enzyme deficiencies. Because of this five or more minerals do not get into the tissues.
Sulfur deficiency.
Multiple Spinal Disk degeneration (throughout the spine)
These noxious stimuli irritate the spinal nerves (from the nerves inside the disks) causing tremendous discomfort before they ever reach the herniated disk stage.
Mercury poisoning ( stored in nerve plexuses and fatty tissues) not in the bowel!
Chronic viral infection (usually but not always the Epstein-Barr Virus) EBV. In the deadlier forms also the Herpes Family which attacks the nervous system.

A more specific diagnosis can now be made from these grouped findings without probing the 11 trigger points which will be positive!

It is now possible for anyone to perceive why Dr. Vickery calls this a manmade syndrome:
Man preserved, cooked, weakened or destroyed, the natural enzymes and proteins in our food making the individual amino acids unavailable in the proper sequence and amounts.
Filled the resulting carious teeth with a poisonous mercury compound that is convenient for the dentist but is able to destroy the recipient.
The weakened individual then becomes degenerated, toxic, infested and infected.
Brice E. Vickery, D.C. graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in 1951 and took post graduate work at Lincoln College and Spears Chiropractic Hospital. He has appeared on radio and television and has authored The Pocket T.S. line Manual, The Two-Edged Sword Diet as well as numerous magazine articles. He also served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Chiropractic Association. He is a certified Applied Kinesiologist and has accreditation in Electroacupuncture according to Voll ( EAV ). He is listed in the 1999-2000 Who’s who in Medicine and Healthcare. After 50 years of practice most of which was in the CT Holistic Chiropractic Offices , he is now president of SuperNutrient Corporation, is a nutritional consultant, and teaches his methods in seminars (on DVD and VHS).
Research: 

Fibromyalgia Update: A New and Terrible Demon

Fibromyalgia Update:
A New and Terrible Demon,

Part One of Two

It has been a little over a year since “Fibromyalgia: A Den of Demons.” was published.1 The results have been amazing. Doctors gave the article to their patients. Patients gtave it to their doctors. Doctors gave it to other doctors; their afflicted family members; health food stores and pharmacies have called us. Hundreds of doctors called us.

As a result of this activity and our website, FibromyalgiaCure.com, we now have the Vickery Fibromyalgia Protocol2 in active treatment on every continent in the world. It is, without a doubt, the most successful treatment extant today, and should remain so. It addresses and identifies the causes, which are nutritional, and provides the missing nutrients in adequate amounts and bioavailability.

There are three parts to this discussion:

  • A brief recap of the “Demons” of fibromyalgia.
  • The new demon’s face and identity.
  • The successful treatment and some case histories doing battle with the newest demon.

The Demons of Fibromyalgia

The first demon is protein deficiency. Not from lack in the diet but from utilization/digestion/transportation lack. This results in enzyme deficiencies from the pancreas right down to the mitochondria, DNA, and RNA.

The second demon is sulfur deficiency. The scientific world is now aware of this deficiency, but still does not handle it properly. They are not aware of the first demon, which is the cause of the sulfur deficiency. The amino acids provide protein carrier complexes to the cells for calcium, phosphorus, and SULFUR, as well as other minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids. We now have multitudes of case histories where patients had been taking MSM sulfur and not getting it into their bodies. The same is true of most of the other vitamins, minerals and even fatty acids.

The third demon is degenerative disk disease. Sometimes, this is visible even on an X-ray, but many FM persons have had MRI, CT, and myelograms, and it has still gone undetected. The disks are breaking down and are sending volleys of unwanted impulses to the spinal cord and brain. It’s been proven in research that the brain resembles a traffic circle in LA during rush hour. One of the reasons that we easily diagnose this is our development of the BEV Tests3 in 1986.

The fourth demon includes metals and other chemical toxins (PAH, PCB, etc.). Originally, we listed mercury ( silver amalgam) as the major culprit, because that is what we found. But, as we are now testing people form all geographic regions, lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum, and combinations of these, are regularly found.

The fifth demon is the virus (actually, infections). Besides one or more viruses, there can often be found evidence of yeasts, bacterial infections, etc. Some unfortunates are found to have viruses, Lyme Disease, Candida, and strep. This fact prompted the titles about fibromyalgia, since they are literally a den of demons. Epstein-Carr was mentioned primarily, in our earlier investigations; but, now, herpes, cytomegalo, coxsackie, influenza, etc., are also found as the primary virus in fibromyalgia cases.

Many of the histories of our FM patients clearly prove that touted remedies such as echinacea, ginseng, and mushrooms for the immune system are ineffective at their stages of degeneration.

It is at this fifth demon that we have discovered a new and terrible threat to the health of the FM victims, and, even, their very lives. This is HCV, hepatitis C.4 The threat goes way beyond this condition (FM) and will affect every race, every continent, all of the World’s population. It is predicted to be much worse than the AIDS virus and has been called “The Silent Epidemic”.

Hepatitis C (HCV)

The World of the Virus: Viruses5 are found in all life forms, humans, animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria. A virus consists of genetic material, either deoxyribonucleic acid(DNA) or ribonucleic acid(RNA), surrounded by a protective protein coating, called a capsid, which may have a lipid envelope. From the largest pox virus of 450 nanometers (0.000014 in.) to the polio viruses, the smallest, which are 30 nanometers long (0.000001 in.), they are about 20–100 times smaller than a bacteria. Considered not to be free living, they do not produce outside of a host cell, which is used for replication. The entered cell is damaged or killed in the process. While there is fantastic progress, and massive efforts are being made at an exponential rate, there is no drug cure for viruses, particularly retroviruses.

Viral contact with the host cell (example HIV) takes place when the outer viral structure docks with a specific molecule on the surface of the cell’s surface (a glycoprotein called gp 120 on the HIV with the CD4 molecule on the T lymphocyte). All cells do not have CD4 receptors.

Crossing the cell membrane is accomplished by: fusing the lipid envelope and releasing the nucleocapsid into the cell’s cytoplasm: Endocytosed or enveloped by a section of the cell’s membrane, which forms a small bubble, called an endosome, which can change the shape of the virus’s proteins and, by fusion (or lysis), break apart the endosome wall, allowing the nucleocapsid to enter the cell.

Having reached the inside, the virus sets up its replication, using the host’s materials. Viral genes first direct the production of enzymes (protein) to copy the viral genome, using the host’s machinery. Using viral and cellular components, the replications can number in the thousands. Lastle, the proteins for nucleocapsids are assembled to launch the next wave of assaults on the host organism.

Retroviruses have RNA that is transcribed into DNA by the enzyme reverse transcriptase. This is the reverse of the usual transfer of genetic material, which is DNA to RNA. The DNA form of the retrovirus is integrated into the host cell DNA and called a provirus. Every time the host cell replicates itself, it replicates the viral genome, which is passed on through the daughter cells.

There are 6 genotypes of HCV6 with a, b, c, d, etc., subtypes. The same person may have a “mix” of the virus. Because of its ability to mutate, no vaccine is effective. The virus has been studied, and the functions of most of its parts identified.

The Sinister and Stealthy Impact of the Epidemic

Various estimates are given of 2–4 million cases in the US population with 200,000,000 Worldwide.7 In our opinion, it is easily more like 20–30 million cases. (This will be explained later in Part Two.)

Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver transplants and, perhaps, hepatic carcinoma. HCC. Persons afflicted may not be diagnosed until cirrhosis has compromised liver functions. They may have presented only mild symptoms and fatigue which is usually not identified. Drawing #2 says it succinctly.

The Natural History of HCV Infection

The stealth of the disease, besides being responsible for the silent progress it makes in the liver, also allows it to reside in other tissues outside the liver. I spoke with a doctor who is an internationally renowned specialist in infectious diseases; and, when I asked him what he did when he uncovered a case, he said, “I refer them to a hepatologist.” The larger population of the scientific community is doing the same thing—only looking at the liver.

Our findings have been that it can be anywhere in the body, and has been found in a high percentage of our fibromyalgia patients since we first began testing for it, about a year ago. Very often, these are the worst cases. For some time, I thought that I was alone in my observations; but there are some very prestigious doctors who have done research that verifies our findings and reveals even more conditions that are well documented. As you will see, more of the symptoms of fibromyalgia have different causes, even though science, as a whole, has NOT caught on, yet, that viruses are a part of the FM entity.

Sanjiv Chopra, M.D., is editor-in-chief of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He lists the findings of a study of 321 cases of HCV, in which 38% of the cases had extrahepatic symptoms or conditions directly related to the viral infection. This is extremely significant or should be to ANYONE that purports to treat ANY condition of the human body.

The Natural Successful Treatment and Illustrative Case History

The single, constant, common denominator in fibromyalgia is protein deficiency and sulfur deficiency. Most of the A, B, C, D, E, F deficiencies hang from those like the branches on a tree. The way we know is that, in practice, persons who could not afford all of the nutrients that they needed were given, as the top priority, a specific Essential Amino Acids formula, and we often observed Vitamin C, B, F, etc., deficiencies disappear. Did that mean that their “tanks were full”? I don’t think so, but they were no longer “on empty”. Likewise, with calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, etc. We observed this before the protein carriers were talked about, and we only vaguely understood what was happening.

When we added 200mg of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), 50mg. of creatine, and 30mcg. of molybdenum, dramatic and awesome improvement of our original AA (amino acids), already highly effective, was observed in all kinds of cases. We patented the formula to announce it to the world, and maintain control, so that no kind of price-gouging could happen, such as occurred with glucosamine sulfate—which sold at up to $90.00 a bottle, and is another incomplete product.

A Case History

Diagnosis:
Fibromyalgia and Lupus
Symptoms:
Nausea, pains from the waist up, no energy, unusual muscle soreness and stiffness of FM with most of major symptoms.
Findings:
Previous ultrasound of organs negative, positive connective tissue disorder (lupus), 2/13/2000 RBC 4.30, MCV 33.3, Neutrophils 77, Rheumatoid Factor 1:160
Our exam 1/10/2001:
Pos. BEVL, BEVT, BEVC (complete spinal disk degeneration) protein, sulfur, Vitamins A, B, C, D, F, Calcium-deficiencies, Srtep, D5 upper spine, Hepatitis C D6, Liver GB Brain, upper spine, Candida D3 everywhere, Herpes simplex D8 everywhere, Staph. D5 Head teeth liver bowels, Measles D30 Brain, Silver Amalgam D6 Brain liver dorsal spine, Aluminum D6 Everywhere, Arsenic D6 Liver spine brain.

Placed on Vickery Protocol7

2/28/2001

HCV improved to D100, Aluminum D30, Arsenic D30, Herpes S. D30, Staph. D15, Measles D15, Candida D15. Feeling Better. Treatment continued.

3/30/2001

HCV D200 Marvelous improvement, Strep. D100, Candida D400, Herpes D30(teeth) Staph. D40 (teeth) Silver amalgam D400 (almost clera) Measles clear, Aluminum clear.

On 4/10/2001

patient reported feeling “Darned good!” and had planted 15 rosebuses-a previous impossibility. Next exam is scheduled in two weeks. The services of a holistic dentist may be required.

Conclusion of Part One

It took a new look at the heretofore unsolvable problems of Fibromyalgia and its “Demons”, and the revolutionary discovery of the great protein deficiency, to simplify FM. FM is actually a showcase for the new science of “reading the body” vs. reading the bodies’ specimens. These new kinesiological methods (The BEV Tests and the CCT Tests.9), for the first time, are used to support the claims in a patent that will change favorably the course of nutrition in disease treatment and prevention. Hepatitis C and other viruses can now be successfully treated without the risk of—sometimes fatal—autoimmune reactions.

It is one of my primary intentions to warn, alert, even alarm all health professionals that the spread of this HCV virus is on the rise, and that it is spreading by more routes than needle sticks and transfusions. And, that, every protein and sulfur deficient doctor (85%) is vulnerable to this wily, silent killer, as well.


References

  1. Fibromyalgia: A Den of Demons, Vickery, Brice E., The American Chiropractor, Vol. 21 Issue 5, 1999
  2. http://www.fibromyalgiacure.com
  3. "What are the Physical Effects of Hepatitis C?" Gordon, Stuart R., Dartmouth Medical School, April 05, 2000
  4. Virus, Microsoft®Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2000
  5. Hepatitis Central™, http://hepatitis-central.com/2001
  6. The Hepatitis C Virus: Master of Diversity and Challenging Adversary, Fanning, L.J. & Shanahan F., National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland
  7. The Vickery-Voll Test, US Patent 6,203,820 2001
  8. The Confirmatory Challenge Test, Vickery, Brice E., US Patent 6,203,820 2001
Research: 

Fibromyalgia Update: A New and Terrible Demon Part Two of Two

Fibromyalgia Update:
A New and Terrible Demon

Part Two of Two

The new and terrible demon that we introduced into the causes of fibromyalgia in Part One (Volume 23, Issue 5) was HCV (hepatitis C). We warned the practitioners of the healing arts that, if they were protein/sulfur deficient, they were in the greatest danger of contracting HCV because—not having a proper immune response—they could not repel this virus, as well as most other viruses, from their tissues. The second reason is just numerical: doctors and health workers coming into contact with sick persons every day act as funnels. Unfortunately, they do not know it. They still believe that serum tests are the only way to do this diagnosis. It’s a pity, because about 90% of all the chiropractors that we test in seminars are protein/sulfur defcient and have DISKAL LESIONS. I am coming into increasing contact with doctors who have the means, such as kinesiology, and electroacupuncture with newers and more sophisticated machines and concepts, to diagnose HCV. Meanwhile, in contrast to these 21st Century successful types, the chiropractic schools, for the most part, still turn out “Dodo Birds.” (The Dodo bird is, of course, extinct: “…any of several clumsy, flightless, extinct birds… Random House)

I chose to concentrate on one case history, in the first article, that was in process at the time the article was being written. The following case is rather unique because, while I present the case history synopsis, the patient tells her story in her own words, as a testimonial, in the sidebar to this article.

A Recent Case History and Testimonial
Fibromyalgia and Lupus

First Exam, 1/10/01: A pale FM patient reported a history of more than ten years of being incapacitated —a preson who had formerly done everything. She was unable to work, had been given a diagnosis of FM and lupus, experienced constant nausea and pain from the waist up. Ultrasound of organs and MRI of the spine appeared normal.

Examination revealed an array of three deadly viruses, two bacteria, systemic yeast (six infections) and three toxic metals, undiagnosed by a long string of doctors. This patient is the perfect example of why I wrote the original article, “Fibromyalgia: A Den of Demons.” She was placed on my “Vickery Protocol” and put on a Candida (strict) diet. On our side were the simple, professional grade nutritional supplements, spearheaded by an amino acids formula. David against Goliath? We entered the battle.

2/28/01: Some improvement from the start, and considerable progress in the levels of noxious elements. Patient reported much less pain and much increased energy, with fewer bad days. We were now confident of winning the battle. Patient was placed on Vickery Protocol #2, second phase, with less nutritional support.

3/16/01: Hepatitis C, D200 (the higher, the better); measels, gone; herpees simplex, D30 (found in teeth); Staph, D30; Strep, D100; Candida, D400; arsenic, D30 (same as before); mercury, D400; aluminum, none. Corrected lymphatic drainage manually; continued nutrition and added some fruits, beans, and nonyeasted bread (spelt) to diet.

4/25/01: Hepatitis C, D400; herpes simplex, D60; Strep, none; Staph, D15 (localized in teeth and gums. Consider calling in a holistic dentist. Fighting a local battle with possible abscesses). Candida, D1000; mercury, none; arsenic, none.

6/1/01: Staph, none (didn’t need the dentist); viruses, none; corrected lymphatic system again.

8/30/01: No infections. Patient had driven cross-country for as long as sixteen hours at a time, by herself, and needed a lymphatic correction. Her muscles, dormant for thirteen years, were not toned for such an endurance trial. This patient is declared healed.

Summary

Patient compliance is the key, and not the imposing list of “demons” inhabiting the patient. This lady was a model for all to follow, and she has courage. She deserves to live out her life in health, and now knows how to do that. When we named out website fibromyalgiacure.com, we knew that just the name would draw flack, especially form the traditional medical profession. On the other hand, the average chiropractor might have given her ninety-six visits—to no avail. We gave her four. This case is a good example of what is being accomplished everyday.

The Solutions

A growing band of doctors routinely conquer these mystery diseases, while the bulk of the healing arts sit confounded on the sidelines. What is it that makes the difference?

What we found is that the identification of the particular nutritional deficiencies, which enables us, also, to SUPPLY the exact nutrition needed, and the ability to test its BIOAVAILABILITY, can bring about miracles, in the majority of cases.

This lead to our developing an exclusive line of supplements, including an essential amino acids formula, which effectively addresses the first case of protein/sulfur deficiency, by arming the immune system—the major factor in virus elimination. (It has been found that the common factor in viruses and multiple viruses inhabiting a person is protein/sulfur deficiency.) And, these products work exceptionally well with either EAV (Electroacupuncture According to Voll) and AK (Applied Kinesiology) testing of the pancreatic meridian at the Voll points, as illustrated in the drawing below.

An Exact Form of Energy Testing
HCV Kinesiological Testing

This is a simple procedure, and all it requires is competency in testing. We use a test kit that has a series of graduated dilutions of the actual HCV virus, starting from D5 and running up to D200, in a series of ten. The lower are the more acute, less dilutions, are in the chronic and disappearing range. The dilutions are sealed in injectable ampoules and can be used over and over (See photo).

After determining that the patient is testable, we hold the box against the patient’s chest near the thymus. If the person has any one of the frequencies present in the box, he will weaken.

To determine the exact level of HCV infection, we open the box and have the patient place the index finger on the vial containing the lowest dilution and work up to the highest dilutions. Where the muscle weakens, that is the level of the virus in his body. This can, also, be done with other viruses. We, then, immediately place the patient on an essential amino acids formula, as well as whatever else is needed (which is usually most of the major nutrients). Then we monitor the effects, using the same methods.

We have watched this HCV virus march our of fifty-or-so FM patients, with an equal number of cases in process. We can determine which parts of the body are involved. Many people do NOT have HCV in the liver, but in the spine—which is why the arthritis never clears up; or in the lungs, which is why they have asthma; or in the brain and sinuses, which is why your cervical adjustments dont’t HOLD!

This is 21st Century technology, centered on testing the human body as its own laboratory.


This article was originally printed in The American Chiropractor, Volume 24, Issue 3, 2002

Research: 

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a Disease

Because so many people have demonstrated an interest in understanding the story behind the Fibromyalgia mystery, I have decided to write an essay discussing this complex condition in detail. I will discuss its origins in hypoglycemia, and protein deficiency. I will discuss its relationship to viral, bacterial, yeast and fungal infections. I will illuminate its connection to spinal degeneration and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. I will also discuss my testing methods to explain how I find these conditions in the body. Although my methods are not standard medical procedure today, I have found that they are extremely efficient, cost effective, and highly accurate. Many years of research went into the development of my testing methods and the development of the Platinum Plus Essential Amino Acids, US Patent #6,203,820, the foundation of all my prescribed programs for the treatment of many disease conditions, including Fibromyalgia.

Hopefully, after reading this essay, you will have a real understanding of the nature of this condition and its root cause, protein deficiency. A quick summary: When the body becomes unable to digest food properly, it becomes protein deficient and therefore open to all kinds of disease conditions. Until this deficiency is corrected, the body will continue to tend toward illness, rather than health because our body uses the amino acids digested from food to make thousands of different proteins to keep it healthy. Platinum Plus Amino Acids do not have to undergo the digestive process and so they are immediately available for use in the manufacture of digestive enzymes. Now the body can use food to make the many proteins it needs to function. The problem of protein deficiency is solved and Fibromyalgia symptom’s disappears over time. It’s really just that simple.

Testing for Fibromyalgia

When I discover viral or bacterial infections in my patients, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “Other doctors I’ve been to never found these things, how do you identify these infections?” The answer is simple, I am using a testing method that will allow me to search for diseases I suspect may be harbored by the body. The currently accepted methods for testing in the field of status quo medicine are mainly biochemical. There is nothing wrong with these methods; they work well in certain instances. For instance blood and throat cultures for strep are fine if the strep is in either of these locations. But what if you are harboring strep, or hepatitis C, or Staph, etc., somewhere else, maybe your heart, spine, or brain? How do I find it? If I used a blood test it may come up negative. Does this mean that the diagnosis for the pathogen is negative? No, it means I have to find the method that will allow me to test for strep in all areas of the body. The biochemical testing methods used today are not invalid, it’s just that these methods only allow them to find diseases part of the time in the specific culture tested.

Biochemical diagnostics are an outgrowth of Newtonian physics. Newton showed us that there were laws, based on observations of the world that would always lead to correct answers as to how that world worked. Einstein did not prove Newton wrong; he just proved that Newtonian laws only applied in certain spheres, which did not always include energy. E=MC2 also proved that mass is energy, so we are energy, and it would not seem unreasonable that doctors would develop testing methods based on energy (quantum physics) in order to find out things that Newtonian methods could not. Energy medicine has been evolving since the nineteenth century and the FDA and the FTC now recognize certain of these testing methods as emerging science.

I have been using these methods for many years now. Not only have they enabled me to identify and pinpoint the exact location of disease in the body, but they have also enabled me to develop cures for these same diseases. Using either electro-acupuncture or kinesiology with homeopathic medicines I can locate in just a few minutes the presence of many different pathogens and toxic metals, measure their levels, and pinpoint the tissues and organs in which they reside.

Presently Fibromyalgia is treated as a collection of unexplained symptoms, which doctors attempt to relieve by various drugs such as anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol lowering drugs, antacids, etc. This is symptom relief, it will not cure a condition which allows toxic infections to overrun the system! My experience has shown me that infectious diseases like hepatitis C, mercury, herpes viruses, lupus, strep, etc., collect in the body and form the symptomology of the condition known as Fibromyalgia!

Fibromyalgia and Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the common condition that I find in Fibromyalgia (FM) patients leading to the root cause of FM, protein deficiency. Hypoglycemia is a condition which has around 100 different symptoms associated with it, such as weakness, disorientation, headaches, slurred speech, tiredness, or nervousness. If blood sugar levels become too low, the result can be coma. Sadly enough, doctors will often end up misdiagnosing this simple problem because they fail to administer a six-hour glucose tolerance test or misinterpret the results. The outcome is that patients will sometimes be administered anti-depressants for low blood sugar! It’s is a shame because this is where FM really starts, with pancreatic overload, leading to loss of digestive function and to protein deficiency in the body.

Fortunately, I do not have to administer expensive tests, I have developed a highly efficient and accurate form of applied kinesiology, called the Vickery-Voll Test which allows me to test the three specific pancreas acupuncture points, protein(1), carbohydrate(2), and fat(3). If the number two point shows up, I know that carbohydrate metabolism is impaired, which is the defining attribute of hypoglycemia. This will happen when a person consumes too much sugar or refined carbohydrate. The pancreas will then work overtime secreting insulin to lower blood sugar levels and the adrenals will become stressed by producing high levels of adrenalin so that the liver will convert amino acids and fats to glucose to raise blood sugar back up again. In this process all three acupuncture points will eventually register impaired metabolism, but it is with protein deficiency that FM finally occurs. Meanwhile the thyroid gland is attempting to control the rate at which the blood sugar is utilized by the body, so it is working overtime also.

It’s sort of like a car engine that overheats and then fails. The weakest link in this system will determine how the body fails. If the adrenals are the weakest point, clinical hypoglycemia will occur, if the pancreas fails, diabetes will follow, if the thyroid crashes, Hashimoto’s Disease could happen, if the liver malfunctions, cirrhosis will develop. Other glands also become involved in the imbalance including the hypothalamus, the pituitary, the thyroid, and the sex glands. Digestion becomes impaired as the pancreas stops making the necessary digestive enzymes, and now the entire body becomes deficient in proteins, its structural and functional building blocks. Then the system becomes open to diseases of all kinds, the defining condition of FM.

If the pancreas does not have the necessary amino acids it will not make digestive enzymes or glucagons (which allows the liver to convert glycogen, a sort of stored sugar, into glucose), nor will the adrenals make adrenalin (which allows the liver to convert protein and fats to glucose for balanced blood sugar.) If the body cannot do these things blood sugars can never be properly balanced, and the glands will always be overworking to try and control an out of control situation. Two things are necessary:

  1. a low-carbohydrate, no sugar diet to give the over worked glands a rest, and
  2. a balanced blend of essential amino acids to start the system working properly again.

But don’t make the mistake of thinking any amino acids will work, we already tried that, I had to develop a very specific blend of essential amino acids in the correct balance to one another. I want to make that very clear because if the amino acids are taken in the incorrect amounts or out of balance, you could just end up doing yourself more harm. All of my FM patients who have followed my FM program faithfully have gotten well.

Fibromyalgia and Back Pain

In one hundred per cent of our Fibromyalgia diagnoses, we have found a degenerating spine, from neck to tailbone. In many (but not all of) these cases back pain is also present. If there is no degenerative disk disease, there is no Fibromyalgia. In 1982 we discovered that cellular protein deficiency had a deleterious effect on the spine and by 1986 we had proved that Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD):

  1. Caused back pain in many instances and,
  2. Was the direct result of cellular protein deficiency!

The next step was to develop the supplement that would ensure protein delivery to the cells. Obviously, diet was not the answer because many of our patients ate plenty of protein. We then found out that the problem stemmed from digestive system malfunction. Nine out of ten people do not properly digest their food and therefore cannot utilize their proteins. So we went to work carefully developing an amino acid blend that would ensure that the body received the protein it needs to function properly, then we added sulfur to take care of the widespread sulfur deficiency we were finding in most of our patients.

In order to find the connection between DDD and protein deficiency I had to develop a new method of testing. Using applied kinesiology combined with the Voll electro acupuncture method (EAV), I came up with the Vickery-Voll Test (vibrational resonance testing), which uses energetic frequencies in order to locate and identify disease states in the body. Using this same testing method we determined that it took around 10-12 hours for the degenerated spinal disks to begin rebuilding when the patient began taking the Platinum Plus Amino Acid blend.

Fibromyalgia and Viral Infections

I told you that viral infections appear to form the symptomatology for the condition Fibromyalgia (FM). In fact I have never seen a single case that did not have at least one virus attacking some part of the body. I also told you that Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD) accompanies FM. It is this diagnosis of DDD that helps us locate the area of the viruses. Wherever the spinal disks have degenerated to the point that they affect the nerves around them is the area where viruses seem to congregate. For instance, diabetic neuropathy patients with bilateral sciatic nerve and lower body pain fairly consistently give a positive reading for lupus in that same area of the body. Doctors today are still undecided as to whether Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFM) is a part of FM or not. My experience with FM patients is that the adrenals are always affected and that this is an area where viruses will attack. A virus that we often find in this area is Epstein-Barr, which is also associated with CFM. Unfortunately we cannot test for all 600 known viruses but we do test for many, including Hepatitis A, B, and C, herpes (zoster and simplex), Coxsackie, and cytomegalovirus, to name a few.

Other infections include: bacterial, yeast/fungus, parasites, and toxic metals. When the body has a protein/sulfur deficiency it cannot defend itself from infections because it doesn’t have the raw materials (amino acids) to make the proper nutrients (such as immune system proteins) it needs to keep the body safe from invaders. Bacterial infestations of Staph and Strep show up in many of my protein deficient patients, as well as intestinal parasites like lamblia and Coxsackie. In FM we often find bacterial infections even in the lymph nodes, causing a painful condition known as lymphadenitis. In this condition bacteria, which are usually flushed out by the lymph system, become trapped and the white cells that congregate to kill the infection cause pus to accumulate in the nodes, which, if the bacteria are unresponsive to antibiotics, doctors will sometimes have to surgically drain. Time and time again, however, conditions that prove resistant to antibiotics clear up with the Fibromyalgia Intensive Care Protocol.

Protein deficiency will allow yeast or fungal infections to begin to cause problems all over the body, showing up as rashes, constipation, poor concentration, and sinusitis. It is my observation that many autoimmune conditions such as, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Fibromyalgia occur as a result of chronic infections, which the body is not equipped to control. Overwhelmed, the body becomes confused and begins to produce T-cells that are programmed to attack live healthy cells, In other words without the necessary protein to act as our body’s general system manager, chaos ensues and we respond with an allergic reaction to ourselves!

This situation is made even worse by xenotoxins such as DDT, hydrocarbons, PCP, sodium fluoride, and metals like aluminum, cadmium, lead, and mercury. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen infections gather around teeth with mercury fillings (or root canals.)I have found consistently that Platinum Plus Amino Acids will remove toxic metals from the system faster and more efficiently than all the expensive chelation treatments, simply by activating the body’s defense systems.

Yeast is a particularly nasty contributor to a weakened immune system. Often doctors will only recognize vaginal or intestinal yeast, trying to solve the problems with expensive creams, pills, or intestinal washes. These treatments provide at best temporary fixes but do not cure a condition that if allowed to follow its course could well end in death. Research into yeast infections shows that it produces over 79 different toxins in the body, which cause over 40 different symptoms. Bad yeast infections can completely shut down the thyroid, resulting in Hashimoto’s Disease. When yeast infections become systemic there is no way that the body can fight other infections such as hepatitis or Staph.

A yeast diet is imperative, but many are not effective because they do not understand that in order for equilibrium to be restored to the body a very strict, super low-carb diet must be combined with proper amino acid and vitamin-mineral supplementation. My experience with thousands of yeast patients is that if this protocol is not followed, the body will not heal. When the protocol is strictly adhered to we find that even cases such as antibiotic resistant Lymes Disease will disappear. Once the body has been brought back into balance people can revert to a more normal diet. It has been my experience that all FM patients also have a yeast overgrowth.

Fibromyalgia and other nutritional deficiencies

The last category to go over in our Fibromyalgia (FM) essay is that of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids (EFA). In my experience, FM patients are usually deficient in all these areas. The reason for this is that protein transporters carry each of these vital nutrients into the cell, and if you are protein deficient you cannot sufficiently make these transporters. Another reason may be the type of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals you are taking. Many of the EFA’s available on the market today actually do absolutely nothing for you. Truthfully, I don’t know the reason for this but I do know that all the EFA’s I tested were turning up detrimental to people’s systems so we went ahead and developed an EFA blend of our own, one we can absolutely assure you will be beneficial.

It is the same with vitamins and minerals. Remember just because it comes from a health food store doesn’t mean it is any good! Did you know that one of the major clogging agents in municipal sewer systems is undigested supplement tablet? Two reasons for this:

  1. If you are protein deficient, you won’t be able to produce the enzymes to digest anything you put in your system and
  2. If your supplement pill is so loaded with fillers designed to give the tablet shape and shelf life, chances are you couldn’t digest it anyway!

All our protocols come with amino acids to ensure digestion, and vitamins and minerals that are digestible. If you want to test this simply drop one of our vitamins in a glass of water and watch it start to dissolve then do the same with your present multi vitamin, note the difference in time.

Also, minerals must be of the proper size, water-soluble, and ionic in order to be accepted into the cell, if they are not, it won’t matter how many protein transporters you have, the minerals will just end up floating around your system, storing themselves in tissues and blood vessels, causing their own set of problems.

So to summarize:

In FM patients, the pancreas begins to malfunction, leading to blood sugar imbalances, leading to an inability to digest food properly, therefore FM patients are protein deficient, and subsequently vitamin, mineral (especially MSM), and fatty acid deficient. This is true no matter how much protein and how many supplements they ingest. These deficiencies lead to a weakened immune system, which in turn cannot protect the system from infestations of bacteria, overgrowths of yeast, or settlement of toxic metals. The spine begins to degenerate and viral infections begin to take hold, organs start to malfunction and there is nothing the body can do because it does not have the tools to fix itself. Any drugs that a doctor prescribes for FM will only alleviate symptoms, they will not cure FM. The digestive system must be given the proper amino acid blend, vitamins, fatty acids and minerals in order to start working properly, and then the body will cure itself.

This is the only way FM should be treated. Think about it, FM is a complex, intensive, systemic condition that is really nothing more than a highly efficient gateway for disease. One can spend a tremendous amount of time and money chasing down these diseases one by one, but until the gateway is closed, more will keep coming. These diseases are just the symptoms of protein deficiency caused by lack of proper pancreatic enzymes, that’s how simple it is.

Thank you for you time, good luck and good health.

Dr. Brice E. Vickery

Brice E. Vickery, D.C. graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in 1951 and took post graduate work at Lincoln College and Spears Chiropractic Hospital. He has appeared on radio and television and has authored The Pocket T.S. line Manual, The Two-Edged Sword Diet as well as numerous magazine articles. He also served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Chiropractic Association. He is a certified Applied Kinesiologist and has accreditation in Electroacupuncture according to Voll ( EAV ). He is listed in the 1999-2000 Who’s who in Medicine and Healthcare. After 50 years of practice most of which was in the CT Holistic Chiropractic Offices , he is now president of SuperNutrient Corporation, is a nutritional consultant, and teaches his methods in seminars (on DVD and VHS).
Research: 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Dr. Brice E. Vickery

"OSTEOPOROSIS"
 
has been the private domain of the big drug companies until now.
A closeup photograph of a bone with osteoporosis.
 
Actual Picture of damaged bone.
Dr. Vickery's logo.    

next section
 

 

It has been our observation that by damming up the bone and by stopping the osteoclasts from doing their normal job of constantly breaking down old bone, the bone is also accumulating toxic metals like strontium 90, (radioactive), lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and especially aluminum which can replace calcium and comes constantly, from things like Ice Blue Secret and baking powder. In light of the latest medical fiasco designed to prove that HRT(Hormone Replacement Therapy) was the answer. they of course found this attempt to rebuild bone to be untrue and not without dangers.

One of the discoveries that the "scientists" have not even heard of is mine. We found that 9 out of 10 of my patients were protein deficient. I found it using the investigative tools of Kinesiology and Electroacupuncture( EAV). Since we are then capable of reading the interface between Newtonian Physics,(The Physical Body) and Quantum Physics( The Etheric Body ) through the Meridian(Acupuncture)System (charted for over 7000 years) we are approximately 20 years ahead of orthodox mainstream health systems. As documentation grows this is allowed by the FTC and the FDA under the category of Emerging Science.

This unheralded discovery has enabled us to come up with the cures, repeat cures, of hypoglycemia, Degenerative Disk Disease(Back Pain, bursitis, arthritis etc.), Fibromyalgia, Viruses, Depression, and Osteoporosis. It was my personal observation that in the last ten years of my practice that with over 2000 patients - none of them on our nutritional regimen developed cancer. There could have been conceivably 1 out of 4 since they were all ages. I wish to make it clear that we DO NOT TREAT CANCER. That heart breaking job is not ours since we shine in preventing degenerative and infectious disease through simple but UNIQUE nutrition.

Armed with this discovery but disarmed-armed by the fact that few doctors on the planet can or will understand it, we have forged ahead helping now over a thousand persons with Fibromalgia. You can blame them for our tardiness in getting the Osteoporosis packages online, but it was an FM victim who precipitated us to finish the job for her 86 year old mother.

You see the common problem is protein/sulfur metabolism and we found the formula that reverses and prevents these alphabet soup diseases. It is our Platinum Essential Amino Acids formula, US patent 6,203,820, For. Patents Pending, It contains the perfect formula of amino acids to re-establish pancreatic digestion, mineral carriers (Calcium, Sodium, Phosphorus etc.) replenishes all of the body enzyme systems, boosts the immune system, and the neurotransmitters of the brain that we think with. We have been doing this for over twenty years. Frankly, when you are forty years ahead of your time you get knocks on the head.

Here it is in a nutshell. Every protein deficient person is calcium deficient in their tissues (NOT BLOOD). Every one of our treatment packages is headed up by Platinum Plus and restores the proper calcium balance. We have many cases of osteoporosis who normalized their bone density in the course of the------- other treatment programs. We have a small amount of documented cases. The persons who participate in our Osteoporosis Program are asked to participate in regular bone scans so that we make the FTC, the FDA, the AMA, the ACA, and Orthopedists around the World aware that proper nutritional supplementation (lacking organically grown food) is the BEST Answer. And that there is an answer.

To paraphrase from "The Orthopedic Bible" Orthopaedics Principles and Their Application, by Samuel L. Turek, M.D., Protein goes into the bone, calcium and phosphorus go into the bone. Protein comes out of the bone, calcium and phosphorus come out of the bone.

I hope that you will join and let us help you in this endeavor.
Brice E. Vickery, D.C.

Research: 

Bisphosphonates Warning

Bisphosphonates Warning
Stop the jawing on Fosamax—this dangerous drug has to go

Dr. Alan Inglis “House Calls” Newsletter, 1/15/2009

It seems like every time I see an advertisement for a bone–building bisphosphonate drug, it always features some healthy, smiling woman.

Of course, when I notice her perfect jaw line, I wonder if she actually takes the drug at all. Because, as I’ve told you before, these drugs have proven to be an absolute menace, linked time and again to rotting jaws in people who take them regularly.

Yet another study has just confirmed what we’ve known for a while—bisphosphonates are bad news.

Researchers from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry looked at patients who had been taking alendronate, also known as Fosamax, and who required a tooth extraction or other dental work. A full 4% of these people ended up with decaying jaw bones.

In medical terms, 1% of people experiencing side effects is significant. Four percent is enormous and can not be ignored. It’s not just an elephant in the room—it’s a herd of elephants in a closet.

Plus, here’s the kicker—the researchers looked at 13,500 people who had not taken Fosamax, and found no jaw decay whatsoever.

That’s right. Zero. Zip. Nada.

There’s a smoking gun here, and it’s Fosamax. As I’ve told you before, this drug is beyond unnecessary, as most people can strengthen their bones through much more traditional —and safer—methods, such as diet, exercise and vitamin supplementation.

But if you’re still taking Fosamax, and particularly if you’re in need of dental work, you should have a serious conversation with your doctor. This drug is literally disfiguring people, and you don’t want to be next.

Research: 

Science Articles

Science Articles

Research: 

Adult celiac disease followed by onset of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Adult celiac disease followed by onset of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Celiac disease has been associated with autoimmune disease (eg, autoimmune thyroiditis) and the appearance of different autoantibodies (eg, antidouble-stranded DNA). Conversely, tissue transglutaminase antibodies have been detected in autoimmune disorders,including systemic lupus erythematosus i(SLE), but cases of celiac disease with SLE have been only rarely recorded. METHODS: In this study, 246 patients with biopsy-defined celiac disease were evaluated for a prior diagnosis of SLE on the basis of American Rheumatological Association-defined clinical and serologic parameters. RESULTS: There were 6 patients with celiac disease and SLE, or 2.4%, including 4 females and 2 males. Their mean age at diagnosis of celiac disease was 44.7 years and SLE 50 years. In all patients, the diagnosis of SLE was established from 2 years to more than 10 years after the diagnosis of celiac disease, with a mean of 5.3 years. The celiac disease in all 6 patients responded to a gluten-free diet with histologic normalization of the small intestinal biopsies. Despite this small bowel biopsy response, SLE appeared later in the clinical course of the celiac disease. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that SLE occurs far more frequently in biopsy-defined celiac disease than is currently appreciated, and detection may be more likely if the period of clinical follow-up of the celiac disease is prolonged.

While celiac was found to be the cause of earlier FM programs failures the Two-Edged Sword Diet Plus the protocol of raising the number of Platinum Plus; the addition of bile salts; the use of Sea-AloeGold plus the standard FM has been so for: 100% successful in removing both the celiac and the lupus (SLE) readings. Celiac/SLE 4. Celiac 40 (estimated).

Link to Source:

National Center for Biotechnology Information


National Center for Biotechnology Information

*******

Research: 

Amino acids as regulators of gene expression

Amino acids as regulators of gene expression

The role of amino acids as substrates for protein synthesis is well documented. However, a function for amino acids in modulating the signal transduction pathways that regulate mRNA translation has only recently been described. Interesting, some of the signaling pathways regulated by amino acids overlap with those classically associated with the cellular response to hormones such as insulin and insulin-like growth factors. The focus of this review is on the signaling pathways regulated by amino acids, with a particular emphasis on the branched-chain amino acid leucine, and the steps in mRNA translation controlled by the signaling pathways.

Link to Source:

Nutrition & Metabolism


Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

*******

Research: 

Deficiency of dietary EAA preferentially inhibits mRNA translation of ribosomal proteins in liver of meal-fed rats.

Deficiency of dietary EAA preferentially inhibits mRNA translation of ribosomal proteins in liver of meal-fed rats.

…the proportion of rp mRNAs residing in polysomes was two- to fivefold less in rats fed diets lacking
tryptophan, leucine, or BCAA compared with rats fed the control diet.…

Link to Source:

National Center for Biotechnology Information


Deficiency of dietary EAA preferentially inhibits mRNA translation of ribosomal proteins in liver of meal-fed rats.

*******

Research: 

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Arctic

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Arctic

Swedish researchers now find drug-resistant bacteria have infiltrated one of the last outposts of wilderness, the Arctic, hitching a ride way up north on birds.

Link to Source:

Fox News


Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Arctic

*******

Research: 

Effect of amino acid deprivation on initiation of protein synthesis in rat hepatocytes.

Effect of amino acid deprivation on initiation of protein synthesis in rat hepatocytes

…Deprivation of total amino acids or single, essential amino acids resulted in a rapid decrease
in the rate of protein synthesis, which was readily reversed by re-addition of the deficient amino acid(s).…

Link to Source:

American Journal of Cell Physiology


Effect of amino acid deprivation on initiation of protein synthesis in rat hepatocytes

*******

Research: 

Effects of Supplementation and Depletion of a Single Essential Amino Acid on Hepatic Polyribosome Profile in Rats.

Effects of Supplementation and Depletion of a Single Essential Amino Acid on Hepatic Polyribosome Profile in Rats

…The results suggested that, when rats were fed a protein-free diet, methionine is the first limiting amino acid for liver protein synthesis.…
These results indicated that, under meal-feeding condition which may be considered more a physiological condition than force-feeding, the deficiency of
single essential amino acid generally causes the disaggregation of hepatic polysomes leading the decreased synthesis of hepatic proteins.…

Link to Source:

The Journal of Nutrition


Effects of Supplementation and Depletion of a Single Essential Amino Acid on Hepatic Polyribosome Profile in Rats

*******

Research: 

Effects of protein deficiency and diet consistency on the parotid gland and parotid saliva of rats.

Effects of protein deficiency and diet consistency on the parotid gland and
parotid saliva of rats

Protein deficiency results in an increased susceptibility to dental caries,
suggesting that oral host-defense properties are compromised.

Link to Source:

Journal of Dental Research


Effects of protein deficiency and diet consistency on the parotid gland and
parotid saliva of rats

*******

Research: 

Functions of Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids in Lipid Metabolism

Functions of Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids in Lipid Metabolism

It is known that plasma lipid levels are controlled not only by dietary fat and carbohydrate but also by dietary protein and amino acids.
Although it used to be thought that the source of protein was important, it is known that amino acid composition, amino acids themselves,
and peptides from digested protein are more important than the protein source…

Link to Source: The Journal of Nutrition


Functions of Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids in Lipid Metabolism

*******

Research: 

Iodine Malabsorpiton/Protein Deficiency

Iodine Malabsorpiton/Protein Deficiency

…iodine malabsorption appears to be a long-term consequence of protein and calorie deficiency, and also might be regarded as a contributory factor for endemic goiter epidemiology…

Link to Source:

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition


iodine malabsorpiton/protein deficiency

*******

Research: 

Mechanisms of Food Intake Repression in Indispensable Amino Acid Deficiency

Mechanisms of Food Intake Repression in Indispensable Amino Acid Deficiency

…continued IAA depletion is incompatible with maintenance of protein synthesis and survival…

Link to Source:

Annual Review of Nutrition


Mechanisms of Food Intake Repression in Indispensable Amino Acid Deficiency

*******

Research: 

Mineral content of edible marine seaweeds.

Mineral content of edible marine seaweeds.

Mineral content was determined in several brown (Fucus vesiculosus, Laminaria digitata, Undaria pinnatifida) and red (Chondrus crispus, Porphyra tenera) edible marine sea vegetables. Seaweeds contained high proportions of ash (21.1–39.3%) and sulphate (1.3–5.9%). In brown algae, ash content (30.1–39.3%) was higher than in red algae (20.6–21.1%). Atomic absorption spectrophotometry of the ashes indicated that marine seaweeds contained higher amounts of both macrominerals (8.083–17,875 mg/100g; Na, K, Ca, Mg) and trace elements (5.1–15.2 mg/100 g; Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu), than those reported for edible land plants. Edible brown and red seaweeds could be used as a food supplement to help meet the recommended daily intake of some essential minerals and trace elements.

Link to Source:

Science Direct


Mineral content of edible marine seaweeds

*******

Research: 

Newer concepts of the indispensable amino acids.

Newer concepts of the indispensable amino acids.

In healthy adult humans, eight amino acids (isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine,
tryptophan, and valine) were shown classically by nitrogen balance studies to be indispensable. Subsequent studies
classifying histidine as indispensable are reviewed in this article. We also review the evidence that in certain
nutritional or disease states or in certain stages of development otherwise dispensable amino acids may become
indispensable. Arginine, cysteine, and tyrosine thus may be considered as acquired indispensable amino acids.
Evidence for the indispensability of taurine is also considered. We propose a classification of the indispensability
of amino acids based on clinical and therapeutic considerations.

Link to Source:

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Newer concepts of the indispensable amino acids. (Website temporarily unavailable.)

*******

Research: 

Nutritional Control of Gene Expression: How Mammalian Cells Respond to Amino Acid Limitation*

Nutritional Control of Gene Expression: How Mammalian Cells Respond to Amino Acid Limitation*

Limiting any essential amino acid initiates this signaling cascade, which leads to increased translation of a
“master regulator,” activating transcription factor (ATF) 4, and ultimately, to regulation of many steps
along the pathway of DNA to RNA to protein…

Link to Source:

Annual Review of Nutrition


NUTRITIONAL CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION: How Mammalian Cells Respond to Amino Acid Limitation*

*******

Research: 

Part A: Salmonella prevalence estimates

Part A: Salmonella prevalence estimates

Salmonella is an important cause of food-borne illnesses in humans. Farm animals and food of
animal origin form an important source of human Salmonella infections. Therefore, in order to
reduce the incidence of human salmonellosis in the European Union, the Community legislation
foresees setting of Salmonella reduction targets for food-animal populations including turkey
flocks. To underpin such a target, a European Union-wide baseline survey was carried out to
determine the prevalence of Salmonella in commercial turkey holdings with at least 250 birds for
breeding turkeys and with at least 500 birds for fattening turkeys. The survey was the third of
several baseline surveys to be conducted in the Community.

Link to Source:

European Food Safety Authority


efsa link
 

View Summary .pdf (28.1kb)

*******

Research: 

Protein and Older Adults

Protein and Older Adults

Body composition changes as people get older. One of the noteworthy
alterations is the reduction in total body protein…This contributes to impaired wound healing, loss of skin
elasticity, and an inability to fight infection.…Protein tissue accounts for 30% of whole-body protein
turnover but that rate declines to 20% or less by age 70.…inadequate protein intake contributes to a decrease in reserve capacity,
increased skin fragility, decreased immune function, poorer healing, and
longer recuperation from illness…

Link to Source:

Journal of the American College of Nutrition


Protein and Older Adults

*******

Research: 

Quantitative Effects of Nutritional Essential Amino Acid Deficiency Upon Immune Responses to Tumors in Mice

Quantitative Effects of Nutritional Essential Amino Acid Deficiency Upon Immune Responses to Tumors in Mice

Deficiency or imbalance of essential amino acids in the diet may produce profound depression of immune responses
and apparent, marked changes in the immune resistance of the host animal to tumors.…

Link to Source:

Journal of Experimental Medicine


QUANTITATIVE EFFECTS OF NUTRITIONAL ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID DEFICIENCY UPON IMMUNE RESPONSES TO TUMORS IN MICE

*******

Research: 

Regulation of Global and Specific mRNA Translation by Amino Acids

Regulation of Global and Specific mRNA Translation by Amino Acids

A continuous supply of a complete complement of essential amino acids is a prerequisite for maintenance of optimal rates of protein synthesis in
both liver and skeletal muscle. Deprivation of even a single essential amino acid causes a decrease in the synthesis of essentially all cellular
proteins through an inhibition of the initiation phase of mRNA translation… Thus, deprivation of essential amino acids not only directly
and rapidly represses global mRNA translation, but also potentially results in a reduction in the capacity to synthesize protein.

Link to Source:

The Journal of Nutrition


Regulation of Global and Specific mRNA Translation by Amino Acids

*******

Research: 

Regulation of Global and Specific mRNA Translation by Amino Acids

Regulation of Global and Specific mRNA Translation by Amino Acids

Thus, deprivation of essential amino acids not only directly and rapidly represses global mRNA translation, but also potentially results in a reduction in the capacity to synthesize protein.

Link to Source:

The Journal of Nutrition


Regulation of Global and Specific mRNA Translation by Amino Acids

*******

Research: 

The GCN2 eIF2α Kinase Regulates Fatty-Acid Homeostasis in the Liver during Deprivation of an Essential Amino Acid

The GCN2 eIF2α Kinase Regulates Fatty-Acid Homeostasis in the Liver during Deprivation of an Essential Amino Acid

Metabolic adaptation is required to cope with episodes of protein deprivation and malnutrition.

Link to Source:

Cell Metabolism


The GCN2 eIF2α Kinase Regulates Fatty-Acid Homeostasis in the Liver during Deprivation of an Essential Amino Acid

*******

Research: 

The case for regulating indispensable amino acid metabolism: the branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase kinase-knockout mouse.

The case for regulating indispensable amino acid metabolism: the branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase kinase-knockout mouse

BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) are indispensable (essential) amino acids that are required for body protein synthesis. Indispensable
amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body and must be acquired from the diet…Twenty amino acids are required for protein synthesis.
In man and mammals, nine amino acids cannot be synthesized endogenously and/or in sufficient amounts. These amino acids, including the BCAAs
(branched-chain amino acids) leucine, isoleucine and valine, must be acquired in the diet and are classified as nutritionally indispensable
(essential) amino acids. If a single indispensable amino acid is limiting, protein synthesis is inhibited. The need of the organism for each
indispensable amino acid for protein synthesis and for non-protein functions defines the individual daily indispensable amino acid requirement…

Link to Source:

The Biochemical Society, London


The case for regulating indispensable amino acid metabolism: the branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase kinase-knockout mouse

*******

Research: 

The role of amino acids in the regulation of protein synthesis in perfused rat liver. I. Reduction in rates of synthesis resulting from amino acid deprivation and recovery during flow-through perfusion.

The role of amino acids in the regulation of protein synthesis in perfused rat liver. I. Reduction in rates of synthesis resulting from amino acid deprivation and recovery during flow-through perfusion

Decreased rates of protein synthesis which occurred in rat livers perfused with amino acid-deficient medium were accompanied by a loss of polysomes and a doubling of concentrations of ribosomal subunits and monomers as compared to unperfused liver or livers perfused with amino acid-supplemented medium.

Link to Source:

The Journal of Biological Chemistry


The role of amino acids in the regulation of protein synthesis in perfused rat liver. I. Reduction in rates of synthesis resulting from amino acid deprivation and recovery during flow-through perfusion

*******

Research: 

The role of amino acids in the regulation of protein synthesis in perfused rat liver. II. Effects of amino acid deficiency on peptide chain initiation, polysomal aggregation, and distribution of albumin mRNA…

The role of amino acids in the regulation of protein synthesis in perfused rat liver. II. Effects of amino acid deficiency on peptide
chain initiation, polysomal aggregation, and distribution of albumin mRNA…

Decreased rates of protein synthesis which occurred in rat livers perfused with amino acid-deficient medium were accompanied by a loss of
polysomesand a doubling of concentrations of ribosomal subunits and monomers as compared to unperfused liver or livers perfused with amino
acid-supplemented medium.

Link to Source:

The Journal of Biochemistry


The role of amino acids in the regulation of protein synthesis in perfused rat liver. II. Effects of amino acid deficiency on peptide
chain initiation, polysomal aggregation, and distribution of albumin mRNA…

*******

Research: