C.M.D | The Root Cause Protocol helped improve multiple symptoms and overall health

C.M.D | The Root Cause Protocol helped improve multiple symptoms and overall health

Back in about July 2017, I reached a milestone, I recovered from the flu naturally.
Since 1983 (yes 34 years) I had consistently NOT recovered from any cold, flu or virus, have gone downhill, have developed a secondary infection, and have taken pain relief and antibiotics without exception. Between 6 and 10 courses of antibiotics per year.

I had been slowly and steadily studying, following the Root Cause Protocol and the Magnesium Advocacy Group’s ideas and recommendations for about 10 months.

I had an HTMA and blood test, I had given blood, I had for ten months been supporting my body with the AC, magnesium, footbaths with magnesium, borax and bicarbonate, taken DE in short periods, taken taurine, liver (by way of pate and desiccated), taken Rosita’s cod liver oil, bee pollen, drank magnesium water, cooked with ghee and used olive oil, and eaten a lot of citruses (including a fair amount of lemon, mandarin, grapefruit
and other things like whole-food-C powders such as Acai and innate response and others).

I have used turmeric (see Doug English’s research and a recipe for Golden
Paste), added coconut water to diet, added potassium as Cream of Tartar, added potassium bicarbonate (tip – stir in water for a while to allow bubbles to dissipate, otherwise, you get pain from gas pressure), eaten bananas and learned about foods which increase potassium. I refused pharmaceutical products except for magnesium chelates – and of those, I have rejected most as many include added Vitamin D, added calcium, citrates or ascorbates.

I no longer take iron tablets or infusions or listen to my doctor’s suggestion that I am low in iron. That was difficult but, over time, accompanied by (privately organized) blood tests which indicate low ceruloplasmin levels, I felt more confident to say that instead of iron I’d prefer to eat liver. More than just liver is required to address what the doctor describes as iron deficiency, but for the sake of saying no to iron pills, I have insisted on liver ‘pills’ instead, in the doctor’s rooms.

In my opinion, the reason for my health problems was lack of bioavailable copper, iron burden and insufficient salts. Ceruloplasmin transports iron into the bloodstream. I didn’t have enough. When I worked to increase the production of ceruloplasmin with Cod Liver Oil, grass-fed organic beef liver and Whole food vitamin C (and omitting things which decrease copper – such as ascorbic acid), my set of symptoms began to dramatically change.

To start with the change was shaky. Now, in June 2018, I am confident,
relaxed, well, and have a clear mind, no health issues and no fatigue.
By October 2017 I had not visited my doctor in a long time. Here are my comments from that time: I have more tolerance towards myself and allow a little time and instinct instead of delegating my authority to my doctor. My children are simply not getting sick. I have not required assistance with my workload as a parent of three young children, house, cooking, grocery shopping, the economics of the family or their school and sports commitments, and I have more than doubled my own
career workload.

I feel I am expressing my own capacity to a high-performance level
and am proud and surprised by that. I drink salty water often and add extra Camu powder when I am unwell or tired. I take Innate Response C-400 twice per day. I have more than doubled my fluid intake. I no longer have any cravings for salts or chocolate, and I sit and rest more often, letting my body do its work. If I feel the pain I rub magnesium lotion at the site. I no longer suffer migraine, headache, dark urine, chronic fatigue, air hunger, infections, swollen ankles, sleep paralysis, feelings of anxiety, feelings of melancholy, repetitive obsessive or paranoid thoughts, apathy or lack of motivation. I am enjoying reading fiction occasionally (a marker of joy and satisfaction, no?!).

I now (October 2017) have enough energy and desire to exercise. (Previously, for more than two decades I would become sick culminating with an infection within two days of exercise, starting with a taste of blood in my throat). I now realize that was severe adrenal fatigue.

I no longer suffer hypoglycemia after eating. I no longer have blind spots and lightheadedness. My night waking has decreased and my sleep is restful. My menstrual loss is normal/light, lasting only about three days, manageable without discomfort or accidents, and not clot. Previously it was exceedingly heavy, disturbingly clotted, perhaps described better as a hemorrhage lasting a week, and I would not be comfortable going out without access to a bathroom.

I still suffer occasionally with mild restless legs and sensory aura, but from a chronic permanent condition to a less than once per 6 weeks slight occurrence – and with full confidence about how to treat when it occurs.
The ‘official’ western medicine diagnoses which I have recovered from are Atypical Migraine; Insomnia with non-specific mood disorder; Reactive Hypoglycemia; Histamine Intolerance; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Anxiety Disorder, Restless Leg Syndrome, recurring Glandular Fever, Ross River Virus, and Shingles.

The unofficial (natural medicine/alternative medicine) conditions I have recovered from our Adrenal Fatigue, Panic Disorder, Suspected (not diagnosed) Lyme, The symptoms I no longer suffer are a long list. I had what you would describe as fibromyalgia but not as a stand-alone diagnosis, rather a set of symptoms – and in my case attributed by the doctor to the viral/infections diagnoses. I was intolerant to wheat
and dairy, caffeine, chocolate and wine. I can tolerate all these now. But there was a time at the height of my health crisis when I could not move my leg or hand on one side. I was being brain scanned and in the hospital to explore whether there was demyelination which would indicate MS.

I could not sleep for longer than about three hours, I had sleep paralysis, I was hallucinating, I was manic and energized at night with eyes popping out of my head. I suffered badly. I was in despair due to so many symptoms and the chronic lack of sleep. Within the Australian health system I
was managed and medicated with prescribed pharmaceuticals (for anxiety and migraine), paying two general practitioners (western medicine doctors), two neurologists – one private practice, one public health system hospital emergency care and outpatient follow-ups, a professor of neurology and stroke, and an endocrinologist.
I was also being treated by multiple supportive and alternative therapies including two naturopaths, a nutritionist, acupuncturist, kinesiologist and osteopath.

Now, in June 2018, I wanted to return to update my testimony. I was recalled to see the doctor for an unrelated standard check-up for women’s health, and she asked to review my blood due to my chronic history of fatigue and iron deficiency. I said I didn’t want to take iron tablets when she called back to say the blood showed ‘low iron’. We discussed the liver. I felt exasperated with her lack of recognition that I have no fatigue or other symptoms anymore. I left on the agreement that she could send a
blood request to me every three months to track my iron without supplementing, and continuing with the liver.

Recently I wrote a letter explaining and requesting that if I
where to get the iron studies done, then would she please add ceruloplasmin to the pathology request? It is good to feel confident enough to speak like this to a doctor, however, it has been two years and nine months now and there is no need for me to feel I cannot speak my mind. I look forward to a review of my ceruloplasmin and hope it has increased, to quantify the felt sense of full recovery. I attribute my history of ill health to both severe lack of bioavailable copper, and magnesium and potassium deficiencies, coupled with an iron burden. My tip is to pursue health and trust the body can recover over time.

Bernadette K. | The Root Cause Protocol improved my energy levels and anxiety symptoms

Bernadette K. | The Root Cause Protocol improved my energy levels and anxiety symptoms

Okay, so my 11-year-old son was diagnosed at 8 with a brain tumour. He had hydrocephalus which led to vision problems which led to a diagnosis. We were shocked. I had fed him a Weston Price/ancestral diet his whole life. I thought we were covered. But the food is not enough. Because of my own imbalances (diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and EBV in high school), my poor boy came into the world already imbalanced. He always had white spots on his nails, no matter how much zinc or red meat we gave him. He got sick more than his younger brothers, and the sickness was always drawn out. He had compromised adrenals. He lacked energy. After his diagnosis (non-cancerous tumour, by the way) we saw an ND. Unfortunately, he is very misinformed. He gave us more zinc. He put my son on D3. He cost a lot to see and the endless supplements were breaking us. The Root Cause Protocol is SO affordable compared to what we were paying. But when you are faced with a brain tumour, and you don’t know what to do about it, what else is there to do? We saw some improvements overall, but I wasn’t satisfied. In the meantime, the stress and my own health problems were tanking me. I could only barely push myself to take care of my family. Our whole family was a mess. I was desperate. I prayed that God would help me find a solution. I had no idea what to do and I begged for help. A friend belongs to this [Magnesium Advocacy Group] on Facebook and one day I saw the group recommended. I joined, I devoured the information. The protocol really resonated with me and I jumped in. That was nine months ago. I can’t tell you how much better I am doing, first of all. My constant anxiety is gone. I feel so much better mentally, just positive and content. My fatigue is gently and slowly lifting. I am seeing so many positive small improvements in my own health! I have a long way to go, but I’m moving in the right direction. My son had incredibly high iron on his blood test and Morley and I both agreed that he is really dumping his toxic iron load. His body is balancing! He is gradually gaining stamina and focus. He is sleeping really well, eating really well and doing a great job keeping up with his younger brothers. His own anxiety is a thing of the past. The whole family is experiencing a shift toward balance. I am amazed that what seems to be such a simple protocol is this powerful! It is masterfully put together! Stay the course everyone, we can get better! My son’s tumour is deep in his brain and we are just watching it at this point with yearly MRI’s. Morley said that our goals for my son are that he will never need brain surgery and that the tumour will shrink. I know that this will be the case, and when that happens I will let you all know!
C.M.D | The Root Cause Protocol helped improve multiple symptoms and overall health

Kelli A. | The Root Cause Protocol helped me with my Depression and Anxiety

My first encounter with depression and anxiety happened at age 12. I didn’t know what it was. It reoccurred sporadically throughout high school and college. It came back with a vengeance in the postpartum period after each child. I knew depression and anxiety were a disease, but unlike allopathic doctors, I also knew instinctively that there had to be a cause. With that thought, my quest was born. In 2002, I started testing for and adding deficient vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids and cleaned up my diet. At that time though, I still had a lot to learn about the quality of food and farming, supplements, and my own genetic makeup. All these things work together to cause chemical imbalances. Deficiencies are also passed down through generations. I was still feeling and getting sick. Even after losing two of my organs, I didn’t have the drive to find all the missing answers until my daughter suffered strange ailments. For her, I looked further and did not stop until I found reasons. I was not interested in covering symptoms in my child, but more after the cause, like a warrior in battle so that I could find cures. Every reason I found came back to what we put in our mouths and what we don’t. Food is not just energy. Vitamins and minerals drive every enzymatic process that makes us human. Eating real food makes us feel like real humans. Eating garbage makes us feel like garbage. The trend today is to work and never rest, which causes stress, and this depletes Magnesium. The trend is to farm with poison to get a higher yield with fewer pests. The result is nutrient deficient food and soil, sick livestock, sick humans, and Glyphosate saturating not just the lawns we walk on but nearly everything we consume. Glyphosate was originally used to clean rust from drum linings. In humans, Glyphosate strips the minerals from our bodies. By accident, it also kills weeds pretty well. On purpose, it is used to quickly harvest and turn over grain crops. Anxiety, depression, allergies, autoimmune disease, cancer, you name it, are all at an all-time high. I wonder why? There seems to be an onslaught of chemicals in the American way of life that we were never designed to handle. It angered me that so many doctors accepted this and just handed over a pill. Any pill I ever took made me feel worse or caused another issue that I needed another pill for. I wasn’t interested at all in giving my children pills. In 2011, we met an alternative physician that pointed out that we have a genetic variant that 40% of the population has and doesn’t know about. It requires avoiding specific synthetic vitamins that the food industry fortifies most foods with on shelves. This made me look further at the quality of our supplements and food. It ultimately led me to find a mineral researcher [Morley Robbins] who explained how all the puzzle pieces fit together (food, body and household products, minerals, vitamins, etc.). We switched to only whole-food versions of supplements. We chose organic and natural foods and products in their whole states or closest to their whole food states when possible. I was irritated that I alone was the only one interested in finding the cause of all these issues we were being diagnosed with, not our doctors. I was not interested in managing illnesses. I wanted to learn how they occurred because if I did, there was hope to reverse them. That’s when I found the folks this mineral researcher was connected with. Through years of research, they created The Root Cause Protocol. It sprung forth from the Magnesium Advocacy group to a total back to basics lifestyle. The result? I haven’t had depression in nearly a decade. I don’t walk around with constant anxiety. Doctors are calling my daughter’s autism diagnosis history. The lipid disease that CHOP said Laurel would suffer with for life is gone, and they are speechless. My kids’ food allergies disappeared, my sister’s infertility was solved, and my kids lost all their motor and verbal tics and sleep peacefully through the night. My kids have only needed an antibiotic maybe 5 times in their lives. My back pain is gone despite my x-rays being a radiographer’s nightmare. Our medical files are now clean that we live cleanly. Notably, my daughter’s anxiety has been reduced by half. Her sensory aversions don’t rule her life, and we’re at the point where we can all indulge in conventional treats now and again without having major setbacks in our health. The days of being in bed all weekend because I ate a bite of cake at a birthday are gone. The days of child rages and rashes, because they ate out of their trick-or-treating bags, are gone. And it’s affordable because we aren’t paying doctors out of pocket now for anything. No one has to be a forever victim of mental illness or many illnesses. The disease cannot exist in a mineral-balanced body. Research has proven it. Minerals are the fundamental building blocks of health. Their balance in us keeps genes from going rogue and organisms from setting up shop where they’re not invited. I’ve witnessed this in my extended family over the past five years; they’re all my guinea pigs. But, again, nutrition is fundamental. The body physiologically can’t be in a place to accept help from outside if it’s not running on the right gasoline. As such, very few diseases are destined to be a forever way of life. Many can be reversed or extremely reduced. As I’ve learned, gene expression can even turn on and off depending on our health state. I have also learned that medical doctors have only about 6 hours of nutrition training, and those textbooks are often funded by pharmaceutical companies. I’ve been on RCP for going on 5 years, my kids for four. It’s crazy because I had a rough year doing the single mom thing, post-divorce, focusing nearly all my energy on my new job, skipping my supplements most days, and not always making the best diet choices at the moment because I’m always running somewhere as a mommy. I used to never get sick. I was sick often this year because I wasn’t maintaining balance in sleep and supplements. But, as usual, as soon as I get back on the plan I feel amazing, and I have the confidence in the fact that it works as a lifestyle. But this makes me think about the people with no plan, and I’m reminded of the days long ago that felt dark and despairing. I remember staring down that rabbit hole, but I also know that no one has to forever. Whether it’s a plan or just a person, no one should suffer from anxiety or depression alone. It needs to lose its stigma. It’s also important to remember to keep yourself on the top of your list. Only when you are your best can you do your best for everyone else. It’s like the plane oxygen mask analogy. We need pure, clean air to breathe. We also need pure, clean food to function long-term. It is not selfish to put your physical and emotional needs first, especially when you are caring for others because they need you, like forever. I know that there were little light bulb moments that got us to the good place where we are today, moments when my eyes and ears were open. It has also been said that only 1 out of 10 people will genuinely consider something outside of their personal experience. But, if our journey can give anyone, even just 1 friend, a light bulb moment that leads them to a better place, then that’s worth sharing something personal on social media to me. It’s even worth inciting a little anger because through the anger we do start to reflect, and reflection breeds change–and change is healing. We have to remember as humans that we are social creatures and part of a community. At my lowest and most frustrated, I reached out to a stranger, a researcher I found online, and he was so compelled by his life’s work that he helped me and my kids and continues to help thousands of families like mine. Always reach out to someone, anyone, if you’re in a dark place, and try to think about how what you put in and on your body or in your home might affect you and your family in ways you’ve never imagined.
C.M.D | The Root Cause Protocol helped improve multiple symptoms and overall health

Shelby M. | The Root Cause Protocol helped me find relief from Psoriatic Arthritis symptoms

I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis 10 years ago. I used to take Methotrexate, Celebrex, tried all the injections over the years and pain pills. I got so sick of all the drugs I quit them all and just rolled into a ball of pain, depression and chronic fatigue. I started taking golden paste and started on the Root Cause Protocol. I cannot begin to tell you the relief I have gotten. Better than any drug, injection or over the counter cream!! I have it in my hands the worst, lost my career because of stupid Psoriatic Arthritis and the pain. I used to wear braces, couldn’t pull up pants, hook my bra, grip anything it was beyond frustrating. Fast forward to today…I feel like I have a new chance at life. I am beyond grateful for discovering Turmeric and RCP. If I miss a few days of my routine I can feel the disease sneaking its way back in to terrorize my body and that motivates me to knuckle down again.