The Grey Science of Nutrition in a black and white world of Genetics and disease or the Elegant Neat IE
restoring micronutrients aka(B-Vitamins) are key to maintaining good GI health or Why Vitamin Deficiency Test
often fail to give us a black and white answer.
The Purpose of this Blog post Is To Educate for “To Educate is to Free” for those who want to know and would
try a Vitamin for their health…(sorry about the formatting I will endeavor to add breaks but the flow of the matter
might not be concise)
This Posterboy blog post is to encourage you to be tested for a B-Vitamin deficiency…but I betting you won’t test low…
Through my research on Nutrients/Vitamins/Minerals IE Nutrients I with other deep researchers have come
to similar opinions from different perspectives or journeys…
For now …I just wanted to float the idea…of an “Elegant” theory of supplementation and how it can help
people’s GI problems…. Last time I spoke of KIA’s and Jaguar’s…
This time I am writing/speaking on “The Grey Science of Nutrition”…referring to an early DRAFT version
of a “White” paper (new idea) not spoken or discussed before….
This will be wrong as much as right hence….the Grey Science…thought provoking ideas…
though while sound in their logic and reasoning….totally unproven as to the science…
the difference between an Hypothesis… and a theory…
Even good working theories can take years let’s say 20+ years for this model/example…
to be proven more than a good hypothesis…
I will refer you to the “hormone smatter” site if you want to know more about Thiamine…which I will cite at the end
regarding how and why vitamin deficiency test often fail us....
Where they will say similar things …only having Thiamine aka B1 as their focus…
I have spoken about my experience with Niacin aka B3 here before so I will not belabor that point now…
What I want to discuss/talk about is how these B-Vitamins B1,B2, B3 together ----
work in a neat/elegant way to help control our immune system…
Without which our immune system becomes disordered…IE attacks itself….
B3 was an easy target….because without it you will die…it is a medical fact…
A short summary of why this is so can be seen here by a 2nd Year biology student that says it well
you find “Pellagra in unexpected places” today every where are bodies needs energy…
eventually Pellagra will show up…
Described here as “Pellagra: A Non-Eradicated Old Disease”
But you do not have Pellagra but more like Pellagra Sine Pellagra aka Ariboflavinosis
or a severe Riboflavin deficiency…
Without energy…we can’t manage our bodies properly and stress kills us…but it maims us first…
We all know stress kills but rarely do we think of it maiming us.
“Fight or Flight” right! Well all these fleeing or fighting causes use to use up great amounts of energy
(think Adrenaline and a young child lifting a car).
Our body has a instant decision to make. Think for yourself when your GI flares up …
are not you going through some personal stress in your life.
Who has ever heard of the phrase – “A place for everything and everything in its place”
We like for things to look neat and be neat most of the time right???
When we are low in B-Vitamins our bodies place for things get’s disordered…
More importantly it should make sense to us IE be in black and white. We want to be able to find things
in a moment’s notice. And why nutrition is a “Grey Science”
Admit it you have gone to google and typed in a few symptoms on webmd etc (web) and diagnosed
yourself of the latest plague to hit the airways.
But seriously, the medical community does this almost to the extreme.
If you have xxx, then it is yyy because zzz happens when you are allergic, sick, etc ad naseum.
They are called “keys” in the medical community.
That is why the doctor in 15 minutes can diagnose low body temperature as a thyroid problem
because it is our thermostat…but nutrition rarely can be reduced to just one thing/Vitamin right?
But We want these quick hits. Because it make’s sense and is easy(ier) to diagnose that way.
But what if a disease is more general in scope say malaise (celiac)/NCGS or has a possible nutrition
base then it get complicated (messy) more test’s (keys) are needed to see which one fits.
The problem with Celiac disease today is there are many “keys” than can fit in the door and seemingly
all the keys work. 200 symptom’s all least by some estimates.
So it can be hard if you are not looking at the right key’s to determine if have the right diagnosis. …
IBS, Chrons, NCGS etc…. The problem with this solution is the more (longer) the doctor/practitioner/clinician
looks for the right key the more their patients suffers.
The “key” solution works fine if the medical problem is “Neat”.
“ A place (key/symptom) for Everything and everything in it’s place.”
But those of who have ever been diagnosed with Celiac disease or a gluten allergy know
it is anything but “Neat”. It is a very messy process at times.
But if you find/are a “good” doctor/practitioner/clinician who has been through the process
with another patient then luckily your diagnosis goes more smoothly. Or not?
Maybe they haven’t learned the keys yet. They have seen them before maybe.
IBS, NCGS, Celiac Disease, UC etc all look a lot of like.
Now remember for the most part these are all “general” practitioner’s. They have a lot of keys to juggle.
And after a while they all look the same. Especially if it is a “sprue” tropical or non-tropical in nature disease like Celiac is.
According to the medical dictionary “sprues” are a chronic form of malabsorption syndrome Time for a little vocabulary lesson
chronic what does – Chronic mean?
According to google dictionary “(of an illness) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring.” …
most doctor’s will call it chronic if it lasts more than 6 months.
So now we have a disease/syndrome of symptom’s (more on that later) that does not fit a “neat” picture
in fact it can be very messy for the patient at times (and the clinician) who is doing his/her best to help
you one key at a time. INSTEAD of 15 minutes it might take 5 to 10 years until a doctor/practitioner/clinician
makes sense of all his or her keys. The fact that the problem is chronic “of an illness persisting for a long time
or constantly relapsing” tells him/her that she has not found the right key yet right???
Is there a better way more Elegant way?
(The Answer is YES there is – It is called Vitamins/Nutrition)
Disease need not be CHRONIC when one understands the underlying cause.
Indeed I believe we need got to all the way back to the root cause of nutrition — Pellagra Sine Pellagra
presenting as digestive disorder which is healed (put in to remission) with supplementation in as little as 3 to 4 months
depending on how many times a day it (B-complex) is taken.
Knowledge is power as they say….use this new found knowledge to have your doctor test for B-Vitamin deficiencies
is all I ask …. have them test for Vitamin B1, B2, B3 you might be surprised…or not depending on what you expect to find...
or how well the test(s) are done...
The researchers where who said “Pellagra, an Almost‐Forgotten Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Diarrhea:
More Prevalent Than We Think”
That is too Elegant to theorize/propose/diagnose Vitamins’ (more correctly the lack thereof) as the (possible) cause
of (Celiac) disease/GI/digestive problem’s?
Vitamins are the very definition of ‘elegant’ a nutrient needed in a minimum amount without which we become
sick and develop malaise, disease and syndromes (like Pellagra) or Pellagra Sine Pellagra presenting
as Celiac Disease or even Beri Beri etc).
See this research on a Thiamine deficiency in someone with IBS and Chronic Fatigue…
Entitled Thiamine and fatigue in inflammatory bowel diseases: an open-label pilot study.
The researchers were surprised to find it and your doctor probably will be too!
And the doctor’s can’t find there keys/studies in the medical record until more patients are diagnosed
with these Vitamin deficiencies in (More) GI patients….because a “small cohort” is not deemed to be medically significant
….you can change the future today by being tested for these Vitamin deficiencies…it is really up to you now!
But you we can educate them so they will begin looking! For this key nutrient Vitamin deficiency/dependency
for “To Educate is To Free” …the next generation….
But note: Pellagra did not happen in a uncomplicated way (single nutrient) IE elegant way but in complicated
Triad of nutrient deficiencies….a syndrome of symptom’s…from a complex of Vitamins…
hence the “Grey Area” of Nutrition have left doctor’s/clinician’s in the dark as to the true cause
of your syndrome of GI symptom’s…
**** Note: This is not medical advice. I am not diagnosing, treating or recommending you change your routine
before consulting your doctor but only advocating that nutrition needs to be rediscovered today as possible
cause of your GI problems….More testing will need to be performed to confirm this analysis….
I meant this to be shorter than it is but you can only cover so much in one blog post I guess.
It is important to note I do not NOW take Niacinamide or Riboflavin or Thiamine and have not for several years now.
If it (B-complex) is the missing ingredient/nutrient(s) you will get better UNLESS more stress/trauma occurs robbing
you of your God given burp indicating to you stress is now a problem again for you.
If it helps (you find you have these deficiencies) and you feel better…tell someone else who is not better yet…
get your doctor to do a key/study on your experience so future doctor’s will have the key/study in the medical
record to find that Pellagra Sine Pellagra or Pellagra or Beri Beri is more prevalent today than once realized…
presenting together (I believe) in the capstone disease Pellagra or Pellagra Sine Pellagra (without skin manifestations)
much more commonly…as It did in me…as/with Angular Cheilitis….
It (Ariboflavinosis) low Riboflavin could of presented with many other symptom’s…and I wouldn’t have and
(and doctors don’t) didn’t recognize it then…until it presented with a “Capstone” symptom…
with it’s many other earlier symptom’s most doctor’s (and myself) did not know Geographic tongue for instance
was an early sign of low Riboflavin aka Pellagra Sine Pellagra…
The earlier you recognize any disease/syndrome the more symptom’s you can spare yourself of…
Knowledge is power…pass it on…hopefully to your doctor ….and you have put your “key” diagnosis
in the medical record so other doctor’s can find their keys for the next patient…we can’t wait another 15 to 20 years…
(has been my thing) till this nutrition(al) knowledge filters down to the medical/clinical practitioner’s level….
I am not a doctor but I like most other sufferers have armed myself with knowledge.
I studied every day diligently for 4+ years before the Lord being my help ….
I was able to figure out I had a Vitamin deficiency (many reallly)…
now it is up to those still suffering to put it in the/your medical record(s) for others doctor’s
to find it in the future! In black and white!
Praise be to God! To those who hear and listen.
2 Tim 2:7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.
2 Cor 1:3,4 3)Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God
Posterboy by God’s Grace,
This Posterboy blog post is/was to encourage you to be tested for a B-Vitamin deficiency…
but I betting you won’t test low…but I hope and pray you will get tested...to see if (it) is happening...and
if you only needed a test to diagnose you...why wouldn't you do it...even a low normal test can be helpful to guide
you...in your journey back to health....right now I am low normal in Vitamin D...but I didn't know until I got tested...
See this Hormones Matter blog post about why most people (even when low in Thiamine) will test normal…
the same is true for Riboflavin (and Niacin often) as well….depending on the factor you used in the test …
a deficiency might show as being normal… see this study in the UK…
factor’s have not (at the time of their test (yet)) been standardized to determine what constitutes a
Vitamin deficiency (for many B-Vitamins)...so we guess often...(at least when it comes to B-2 aka Riboflavin)
though we know what to test for...
soooooo many people go undiagnosed……they (UK researchers) estimated as many as 1/3 of the (UK) population might
have a “hidden” deficiency depending on the “factor” used to determine a Riboflavin deficiency….etc…
Note: I can't tell how much a cow weighs by looking at it...I have to have it tested/weighed to see if my guess is accurate...
and neither will you be able to "guess" what deficiency (if any) you have without being tested for them...
I wish everybody well....I hope this is helpful but it is not medical advise.
I must stop for now...but good luck and God speed on your continued journey...and if you do test low at least then you will