Diet which helps support the myelin to help people overcome OCD

Nutritional Do's and Don'ts and Supplements

The following are listed in alphabetical order and not necessarily in order of importance.

Nutritional Do's

Food/Drink   Draw-backs  Benefits  Importance
 Bananas  Can give gas and is high in carbohydrates  Contains Serotonin Some people use it to slightly help supplement serotonin
until the myelin is rebuilt
 Turkey  Can contribute to gout  Contains L-Tryptophan  L-Tryptophan is a precursor of serotonin

They say that excessive amounts of either has the potential of interaction with SSRI's.  I have never seen this be the case thus far with people who report consuming them.

 NUTRITIONAL DON'TS

Food or Drink  Draw-backs of consuming Benifits of consuming Possible substitute Importance of consuming or cutting out this nutrient
 Caffiene Tears down the myelin sheathing and pulls out Thiamin (B-1) needed by the nervous system. Can cause a pH imbalance.  Can cause pancreatic cancer. Affects mucousal lining in the esophagus, stomach and intestine.
Also inhibits the release of GABA.
None Nutritionally Herbal Beverage As well as draining nutrients from the nervous system, it appears to dramatically suppress healing of the nervous system.
Coffee (regular or decaffeinated) Tears down the myelin sheathing and pulls out Thiamin (B-1) needed by the nervous system. Can cause a pH imbalance.  Can cause pancreatic cancer. Affects mucousal lining in the esophagus, stomach and intestine.  Over-stimulates the Adrenals. None Nutritionally Herbal Beverage As well as draining nutrients from the nervous system, it appears to dramatically suppress healing of the nervous system.
Tea (black, orange pekoe, green tea) Tears down the myelin sheathing and pulls out Thiamin (B-1) needed by the nervous system. Can cause a pH imbalance. Over- stimulates the Adrenals. Can cause pancreatic cancer. Affects mucousal lining in the esophagus, stomach and intestine. None Nutritionally (green tea does have some redeeming qualities) Herbal Teas Celestial Seasoning (black tea substitute) It appears to dramatically suppress healing of the nervous system.

I would also limit sugar in that it lowers immune response and has the potential of over stimulating the adrenals which can also adversely effect the adrenals.

SUPPLEMENTS

Fatty Acids

 Supplement

Possible signs of deficiency

Possible Action of Supplement

Suggestions on how to take and which dosages

Possible draw backs of taking this supplement 

Commonly known interactions with medications

 Additional Comments
Evening Primrose Oil Thin myelin, dry skin, dry hair, poor memory and concentration Raw material for the myelin sheathing No more than 1 ounce (2 Tsp) a day None commonly known Needs to be taken with a protein

Get wild crafted or organically raised

Caution if you are on a blood thinner or have a bleeding disorder.

Flaxseed Oil Thin myelin, dry skin, dry hair, poor memory and concentration Raw material for the myelin sheathing

1 tbs (20-99 lbs)

2 tbs (100-200 lbs)

Slight weight gain possible.

Make sure it is organic

Needs to be refrigerated if in liquid form

Needs to be taken with a protein

Get wild crafted or organically raised

Caution if you are on a blood thinner or have a bleeding disorder.
Super Omega 3 Oil Thin myelin, dry skin, dry hair, poor memory and concentration Raw material for the myelin sheathing

No more than 1 to 6 capsules depending on the intensity of the symptoms and pronunced deficiency in the health of the myelin

Needs to be refrigerated even if it is in capsule form Needs to be taken with a protein

Make sure it has been tested for mercury and radiation.

 Caution if you are on a blood thinner or have a bleeding disorder.

Nervine Herbal Combinations

Supplement 

 How to determine if this supplement might be helpful for you

 Possible Action of Supplement

Suggestions on how to take and which dosages

Possible draw backs of taking this supplement

 Commonly known Interactions with Medications

 Additional Comment

 Chinese Stress Relief

(formerly STR-C)

If you see movement in the periferal vision that is not there.  Especially suited for those over 14 till 25 Nourishes and soothes the nerves, Helps protect nerves in times of stress or every day life  Suggestion None commonly known There are no known interactions Available in both regular strength and in a TCM concentrate.   All herbs are independantly tested (from vendor)  for heavy metals and toxins

Herbal Sleep

(formerly HPV)

If you have a very difficult time falling to sleep Nourishes and soothes the nerves, Helps protect nerves in times of stress or every day life  Suggestion Can cause jittery feeling in some who have weak thymus. Can upset stomach None commonly known.

Nerve Control

(formerlly RE-X)

If you do not have the symptoms mentioned for STR-C, STR-J or HPV Nourishes and soothes the nerves, Helps protect nerves in times of stress or every day life  Suggestion Can cause jittery feeling in some who have weak thymus. Can upset stomach None commonly known

Stress J

(formerly STR-J)

If you are under 18 years of age or over 2 years old Nourishes and soothes the nerves, Helps protect nerves in times of stress or every day life  Suggestion Can cause jittery feeling in some who have weak thymus. Can upset stomach None commonly known

Increases Utilization of Nutrients

 Supplement How to determine if this supplement might be best for you Possible Action of Supplement Suggestions on how to take and which dosages  Possible draw backs of taking this supplement  Commonly known Interactions with Medications Additional Comments
Spirulina  The RNA helps speed up the healing process of the myelin. As long as the person doesn't have a food sensitivity or allergy to it, I believe it should be taken Helps Accelerates remyelination  1 per 25 pounds unless the thyroid is sluggish--you may need more   Some people have a food sensitivity to it  None commonly known   Spirulina is part of the sea weed family and can absorb radiation and mercury. Make sure you have a very well tested high quality source
 LIV-A
Liver Cleanse
If you get bloated or pass gas, have female problems or prostate problems, if you do not sleep the whole night without waking up Helps nourish the liver, one of which function is to break down fatty acids into useable material for the myelin  Suggestion Can cause diarrhea and acne as the liver cleanses. It is a sign that the liver is getting healthier.

For more information click here

None commonly known A stressed liver can produce too much cholesterol. Cholesterol medicine weakens the liver so it can not over produce cholesterol. Liver cleanse can compensate for the damage the cholesterol medicine is doing

Other Nutrients Not Part of the Basic Protocol but Sometimes Added Later On

Supplement Signs of a possible deficiency  Possible Action of Supplement Suggestions on how to take and which dosages Possible draw backs of taking this supplement 

Commonly known Interactions with Medications

 
Additional Comments 
Balanced B-complex  If sunlight bothers your eyes

If you get the restless leg syndrom

Nourishes the nerves Differs-usually suggested amount on bottle

If you are lacking fatty acids it can cause anxiety or increase of symptoms or allergic reactions

Beware of synthetic B vitamins

None commonly known Might keep you up at night if taken after 1 pm
5- htp Tourettes Promotes the production of serotonin Take one capsule with a meal three times daily Feelings of paranoia or anxiety possible. Not enough known to suggest without caution  Should not be taken with SSRI's and possibly other medications which manipulates neurotransmitters  
Inositol If in the past you were a heavy coffee or alcohol drinker Nourishes Brain. Aids in Fatty acid metabolism Studies indicate that adults can benefit from 12 grams or more a day

Vitamins in Isolation especially B complex family like Inositol will not work as well as with the whole B complex

If you are lacking fatty acids it can cause anxiety or increase of symptoms

None commonly known Normally the body contains more inositol than almost every other vitamin excluding Niacin
L-Tryptophan Amino Acid, not available in the USA but is found in baby formula and used by vets Precursor of Serotonin In moderation, a good grade of this amino acid can be very benificial! Some say that l-Tryptophan can interact with SSRI's and other neurotranmitter manipulators... No one that I know of has reported this to be accurate  Turkey contains this amino acid
Mood Elevator   I used when I use to get anxiety, depression or have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning Soothes and nourishes the adrenal and liver I would take 3 of the concentrate a day None known None known   
Parsley I used when I had anxiety or retained water Soothes and nourishes adrenals  I suggest 2 huge handful of the raw or 10 of the capsules a day None known None known  
ProGyam 500 Progesterone Cream  

15 mg/day for 14 days before menses for females

15 mg/day for 20 days for men and postmenopausal women

If taken properly... None  Progesterone stimulates the formation of myelin (1)   
SAMe  S-Adenosylmethionine   Take 1 tablet once or twice daily with one glass (8 oz) of water on an empty stomach Bysteps a phase of transforming l-Tryptophan into serotonin.   Unless really warrented, I would avoid this supplement.   Feelings of paranoia or anxiety possible. Not enough known to suggest without caution  Should not be taken with SSRI's and possibly other medications which manipulates neurotransmitters Should be enteric coated (Passes through stomach undigested and breaks down in the small intestine) 
Sphingolin  MBP (Myelin Basic Protein)  Encourages new growth of myelin     This is a new product, but it is not isolated as dramatically as Sam-E, 5htp etc.

There has been reported interaction with Secretin

Made from bovine (cow) spinal cord (myelin sheathing extract) 
 Arylsufatase/Aspartoacyclase       Research has not produced enough information on whether this is something which might be benificial without being harmful. More information will be added An enzyme which when deficienct can cause demylenation 

Links  ·  Contact Us  ·  About Us  ·  Disclaimer  ·  Privacy Policy  ·  Shipping
OCD and GAD Home  ·  Products  ·  About Us  ·  Contact Us  ·  Shipping  ·  Privacy Policy  ·  Links
Copyright  © 2010, Dr. Mary L. Reed Gates, CNHP, MH, ND
All rights reserved
DRMARYREED@AOL.COM