Okay, that title is a mouthful I know.
In my recent post titled Morgellons Disease: A hallucinatory parasitosis due to low NO we took a quick look at how being deficient in Nitric Oxide (NO) could be a cause of Morgellons. If you haven’t read that article yet click on the link above as it will help you better understand the rest of this post.
Hydroxyl Radicals and Alkalinity
I recently read two of Clifford Carnicom’s articles as well:
Now, I admit I haven’t been following Clifford’s work. Although I was aware of his work I didn’t read much of it because it focused on Chemtrails and that was just something I’m not going to entertain. However, these two articles are interesting. Before we begin however, it’s important to note that Cliff is not medically trained, he is completely self taught, something he freely admits which is appropriate.
Clifford states that he is growing the Morgellons “bacteria like” pathogen and if left to grow for a month or two will actually grow the fibers. I have no idea if what Cliff is growing is or is not the Morgellons pathogen. You need to read the two articles listed above so you can form your own opinion.
Here is an interesting quote from the first article above:
Now that we know that the hydroxyl radical is extremely reactive (and damaging to biology), let us continue to make sense of that which has been observed. Fenton’s reaction is self-standing, and it does not need the culture to exist. Fenton’s reaction is a reaction that says if we have the iron ion present (+2) and if we have hydrogen peroxide available, we will end up with the hydroxyl radical formed. It does not say anything about the culture and what has been observed, i.e, an explosion of growth in the presence of Fenton’s reaction. What can be said about the culture is that if Fenton’s reaction takes place in the culture, then we have an explosion of growth that takes place. It is reasonable to surmise, then, that if the hydroxyl radical is present in the culture, that growth then takes off explosively. Now the question that comes up is whether or not we are likely to have the hydroxyl radical in our bodies. The answer is yes, as it is an expected product of metabolism.7,8
So, when Clifford introduces these hydroxyl radical’s he’s sees an explosion of growth in his samples. Cliff talks of MMS falling into this category of creating hydroxyl radicals. And Doctor Staninger has an interesting statement out. Yet some I know swear MMS was very good for them. I have never taken it. Please, let’s not turn this thread into an MMS debate, if it starts going down that road I will just lock the comments on this thread. Here is another interesting quote:
In the culture environment, it has been established that the organism(s) flourish within an acidic environment. In addition, it has also been stated in earlier reports that many biochemical reactions only take place within a narrow pH [acid or alkaline] range. Therefore, one of the first strategies to consider is to change the acidity or alkalinity of the growth environment and see if progress results. What has been observed in the cultures thus far is that an increase to the alkaline side does indeed appear to inhibit the growth of the culture. It does NOT "kill" the "organism(s)", specifically the bacterial-like forms, but it does appear to put them into a state of dormancy or stasis. At this point, nothing can be stated to extinguish the organism(s) in their entirety. As has mentioned extensively in prior reports, the structures have been subjected to extreme chemical and heat conditions and the potential, if not the capability, to survive remains intact.
Now, I’m going to stop posting quotes from Clifford’s articles because you really need to read them. The second article goes into how to stop the growth and he confirms it in a series of tests. Again, is he dealing with the true Morgellons pathogen? Who knows, however, Cliff might be onto something here.
Why am I talking about all of this? Well, what Clifford is observing matches what I did to become symptom free. Clifford talks of using anti-oxidants to stop the growth in combination with increasing alkalinity.
I found something very interesting regarding my protocol when I combined Clifford’s work with the article on Nitric Oxide. I found a pretty encouraging quote that links directly to one of the main-stay’s of my protocol.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in acute cardiology: 10 years later
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) directly eliminates hydroxyl radicals and increases the nitric-oxidase (NO) system-dependent coronary flow.
I never cease to be amazed at the wonders of NAC, that medical article on heart health and NAC is truly incredible. And remember, this is but one facet of NAC, it’s impact on the immune system and other area’s of the human body are outstanding. So, if Cliff is correct or the NO theory is correct, NAC was a key player in my getting better (even if wrong I know it was very beneficial for me). Clifford talks a lot about ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and how it halts the growth. Of course, I do a three to one ratio of Vitamin C to NAC (2,000mg of Vitamin C with 600mg Jarrow’s NAC Sustain). The natural alkalization I did (and still do) through Magnesium and Potassium (through Orange Juice) also played a key role in my recovery I am sure.
If you’re only reading this post and not the NO article combined with Cliff’s two articles you probably aren’t getting much out of this post. I really encourage everyone to read the articles.
Special thanks to ahopeful (who thought she had bird mites for 5 years) who posted on the Morgellons Disease: A hallucinatory parasitosis due to low NO article about her finally tracking what she thought was Morgellons disease down to Celiac disease (forgive me if I’m misstating that). She stated …
I thought i had Morgellons or bird mites for 5 years before i realized to my shock that Celiac disease can cause a rash called Dermatitis Herpetiformis.
Retrospectively i know some others have made this mistake from their symptoms though they don’t know it. it causes crawly itchy skin little rashes, vesicles, is intermittent, often affects symmetrical sides of the body, often affects the back of the scalp and i can confirm causes a very real pin prick sensation which feels exactly like a bite!
I encourage you to read her entire comment on the (NO) article (the first link in the top of this post).
First, let’s look at rather large quote from the Celiac.com website.
Celiac.com 02/08/2007 – There are no signs or symptoms typical for all people with celiac disease. Signs and symptoms and can vary greatly from person to person.
People with celiac disease often have general gastric complaints, such as intermittent diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating. Some people with celiac disease, however, suffer no gastrointestinal discomfort at all.
To make matters of diagnosing celiac disease even more challenging, celiac symptoms can also mimic symptoms of other conditions, such as anemia, Crohns disease, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel, parasitic infection, even various skin disorders or nervous conditions.
It is not uncommon for celiac disease to present itself with symptoms that are far more vague. Such symptoms can include: dental and bone disorders (such as osteoporosis), depression, irritability, joint pain, mouth sores, muscle cramps, skin rash, stomach discomfort, and even tingling in the legs and feet (neuropathy).
Celiac disease results in malabsorption of nutrients.
I think she is onto something here. I know that most of my problems were stemming from malabsorption issues. I think that is why the CALM magnesium and True Protein helped me so much, they are in powdered form and you mix them with liquid, they are highly absorbable. Also, I know there is one brand of chips that if I eat I will break out in a terrible rash. I think it is probably wise for a Morgellons patient to try a gluten free diet for a while and see how this effects their symptoms. I believe that GMO farming is probably a contributing factor to so many gastrointestinal diseases and syndromes.
The more I read the more I learn and the more I confirm, at least for myself, that the way to recover from Morgellons is by correcting your terrain. Everyone owes it to themselves to consider alternate theories being sure to use “critical thinking” coupled with “common sense” and with safety always ever present in their protocol. Above all, don’t anchor down on a theory so hard that you are unwilling to listen to others. If you still have Morgellons disease and you’re not getting better, try a different approach, and by that I don’t mean a different anti-parasitical, I mean rethink the very cause. If your approach is heavily skewed towards killing parasites I would encourage you to rethink that approach.