Hormones – Mineral Imbalance – Susceptibility for Morgellons Disease?

I’m still studying the aspect of a possible pre-disposition we all might have in order that the Morgellons pathogens make us susceptible.

I was thinking about a dysfunction or malfunction of the endocrine glands and also that we might have a disturbance in our mineral balances.

Interesting is the fact that the heavy metals such as copper and iron play a main role in our metabolism which leads, if malfunctional, to extrem disorders in our bodies system.

I’ve done a little research on this subject and found out that ROS Reactive
Oxygen Species, H202 Hydrogen Peroxide, high copper and high iron levels have a relationship to free radicals which I am stating here, made us susceptible for this disease in the first place. It would also explain, why some people have visible/noticeable signs of Morgellons Disease and some not.

I also found it interesting why the rate of female Morgies is higher than male. I personally think it has something to do with the production of Hydrogen Peroxide in older ages, after menopause and the production respectively the amount of iron in our blood.

Another factor is also Insulin. There is a so called ‘disturbance’, inherited condition, G6PD Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase which usually occurs in men but,in women with a double x chromosome present.

As I stated that I think there might be a genetic similarity I actually thought, not about races, but a common dysfunction we might share.

What I also found interesting is a patent shown by someone where there is possible connection to Morgellons Disease and ROS.

Here are a few brief points which I thought might show how this works:

Overload copper — overload iron – low zinc – low magnesium – low potassium – G6PD – hypo/hyper insulin production – Lysosomes enzymes — disturbance endocrine gland thyroid – melanin production — low progesterone – low estrogen – over production of H202 – – ROS

There is a so called Fenton’s reaction. It can be explained that high levels of iron together with Hydrogen Peroxide leads to a chain reaction of Hydroxyl radicals and causes acidosis. Worth mentionable is also the fact that this procedure is used in water remediation.

I was thinking how we might be able to slow down ROS. And one substance is Hydroxyl Acid.

Here a few aspects we should consider:

– Lactoferrin – in milk and milk products
– Transferrin – Transport of Iron – responsible for transport to cells
– Ceruloplasmin – Copper carrying protein – Iron metabolism
– Metallothionein – bonds heavy metals
– Cysteine – eliminates Hydroxyl radicals – N-Acetylcycsteine

If these ‘transporters’ of the metabolism are dysfunctional/malfunctional it causes ROS and Hydroxyl Radicals.

I was also thinking what we might need to do to compensate this disorder.

1. Detox heavy metals – Chlorella, MSM, NAC!!
2. Intake zinc/magnesium – zinc is antagonist to copper and iron
3. Balanced consumption of milk and milk products

Of course this all needs way more research and medical assistance, but I think if we add the above supplements in higher doses to our daily diet it could be helpful. I can only speak from my own experience and from some other members I contacted that intake of zinc/magnesium and NAC has shown to be beneficial.

References:

http://www.drlwilson.com/Articles/IRON.htm

http://www.lenntech.com/fenton-reaction.htm

http://www.fibrogenesis.com/content/1/1/5

~ by k&k on October 16, 2009.

6 Responses to “Hormones – Mineral Imbalance – Susceptibility for Morgellons Disease?”

  1. This is very interesting. I have Rhuematoid arthritis, anemia, fibromayglia and alot other minor problems but they all add up.

    My sister has chrohn disease, fibromayglia and movement disorder.

    My mother had breast cancer and skin cancer.

    Then through out the summer of 2009 we all showed symptoms of Morgellons

  2. Hello myeyeswideopen..glad you found my blog entry interesting. Sorry to hear you and your family are suffering with this disease. Were you able to get blood tests? A weak immune system according to your previous illnesses is another aspect which makes you susceptible. Are you interested in joining our group? http://www.morgellons-disease-research.com/Morgellons-Message-Board/….lots of info there..and great people too!..Or maybe this site? Also very informative:
    http://lymebusters.proboards.com/index.cgi?…I’m a member at both forums..would be nice to see you there!

  3. What is NAC? Something to be taken?

  4. Hello Ellen, NAC is N-Acetylcysteine.

    Here is some info:

    N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, the most effective way to boost Glutathione levels in the body, is a more stable form of L-Cysteine.

    N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, known as “NAC” provides powerful immune support and also packs a powerful anti-toxin potential. Its ability to neutralize cell and DNA damaging free radicals can help slow down what many scientists point to as a key factor in the aging process.

    N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE (NAC) or NAC is a more stable form of L-Cysteine because it has an acetyl group (CH3CO) attached. NAC has all the properties of L-Cysteine but is more water soluble and said to be more bioavailable than L-Cysteine. NAC may be the most cost effective way to boost Glutathione levels in the body. Glutathione is a very valuable peptide, but very expensive when bought as a supplement. It is best to use NAC to boost your glutathione levels.

    NAC has been shown to play a protective role against a variety of toxic hazards such as cigarette smoke, auto exhaust, certain herbicides, and overdoses of acetaminophen. It can also play a beneficial role in prostate and respiratory conditions. For example, NAC has a well established antimucolytic (anti-mucous) properties and has been shown to increase mucocilary transport in smokers.

    As a beneficial glutathione booster, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is the supplement of choice. Surprisingly, it is more effective than supplementing with cysteine, methionine, or even glutathione itself! No doubt NAC is the undisputed glutathione precursor.

    What makes NAC stand out in the crowd of glutathione boosters is the fact that it is a stable amino acid that can retain up to six times the amount of the sulfur and sulfhydryl groups after digestion. Scientists believe that sulfur and sulfur compounds may be central to glutathione and its precursor N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC).

    Here a good site: http://www.healingdaily.com/oral-chelation/N-acetyl-cysteine%20(NAC)-for-detoxification-what-it-is.htm

    Some more info:

    …N-Acetyl-Cysteine is currently the dietary supplement of choice for building up cysteine or conserving the body’s store of Glutathione, Cysteine and other Sulfhydryl anti-oxidant resources. This is very crucial for the body’s life functions, as NAC helps the body neutralize toxins, heavy metals, such as mercury from dental amalgam fillings, cadmium and lead from paint and cigarette smoke. The Sulfhydryl balance has also been linked to enhance resistance to viral infections….

    NAC is one of the most effective oral chelating agents. Taken regularly over a period of time, NAC will remove many toxic heavy metals from the body…

    …NAC has been shown to be a protective agent in many diseases and conditions in which free radicals play a role. This includes cancer, AIDS, cirrhosis, as well as pollution damage from smoking or other chemicals…

    …Immunologically, NAC greatly enhances T-cell production. In fact, all AIDS patients are deficient in NAC and glutathione. NAC suppresses the replication of HIV in vitro and enhances the ability of certain immune cells to kill pathogens. ..

    … It also helps the immune system to do its job properly in the respiratory tract. ..

    …Take Plenty Of Vitamin C….N-Acetyl Cysteine is a more stable compound than taking oral cysteine, but as it is metabolized, some N-Acetyl Cysteine may be oxidized and become insoluble. This may form kidney stones. It is therefore recommended that individuals taking NAC take 3 times as much vitamin C when taking NAC to prevent the NAC from being oxydized..

    This is VERY IMPORTANT…you should take atleast 3 times the ammount of Vitamin C in order to prevent kidney stones.

    Most Health Food Stores sell N-Acetylcysteine in 500mg tablett form. Take atleast 1x daily with 1000-1500mg of Vitamin C!

    Hope I could help you a bit, Ellen.

  5. […] must say it again…ZINC!..to stop the Fenton's reaction. Here's an article I wrote about it: Hormones – Mineral Imbalance – Susceptibility for Morgellons Disease? Morgellons… […]

  6. Cysteine is an amino acid, a building block of proteins that are used throughout the body. When taken as a supplement, it is usually in the form of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). The body makes this into cysteine and then into glutathione, a powerful antioxidant.-

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