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  1. Stop the dogmatic nonsense about coffee and show some nuance... How coffee-consumption affects your body in good/bad or neutral ways depends on a variety of factors that heavily vary from person to person. This inclundes genetic variations in your cytochrome P450 system, adenosine receptor density, as well as many psychophysioligcal dynamics that regulate the propensity of your autonomous nervous system. There is no "ab initio" way to tell which way you are going to respond, so there is only one way to find out - and thats the same way you test all the hypotheses in complex systems like your body: You try it out and observe the effects. Cut out the coffee for some weeks - see how it affects your other cycles. Does your sleep get better? Do you feel more awake during the day? Did you suffer from any withdrawal-symptoms? How is your mood? Are there cravings? Does it affect your blood pressure in any significant way? Is there a spike in anxiety? Do you need to go on the toilet less often? Then drink coffee again - maybe there is a dose-response relationship. Maybe you wont feel any negative consequences if you keep it below 3 cups a day. Maybe there is a certain brew you like better. Maybe its all about not drinking coffeinated beverages after a certain time of the day.... Thats how your ulitemately find out if coffee is good or bad for you. Not in some armchair-philosophy way - but in actuality. As one of the most drunk beverages in the world, coffee has been studied extensively. There have been studies saying coffee drinking increases longevity and general health and also studies to the contrary. Ultimately, if you enjoy it like I do - and if you are good at metabolizing coffeine, there is no reason why you shouldnt drink it. There is nothing "low conciousness" about it (lol). Drinking tea or coffee DOES NOT hinder the process of spiritual enlightenment - in fact, many spiritual teachers drink coffee. Personally, coffee doesnt affect me at all. The only thing I noticed is to not drink it after 16:00 (4 PM). My father drinks coffee right before sleep and sleeps like an angle. A friend of mine used to suffer from high blood pressure as a young adult - not drinking coffee helped him to stay in healthy ranges. Take care
  2. Chronic fatigue, anxiety, brain fog ... - those are the kind of unspecific symptoms that often lead to a big journey for the needle in the haystack. Its particulary difficult to find the right etiology (the causing factor) in these cases because there is an almost unending amount of issues that could cause such complaints. Quite often there is a psychological component that plays into some physilogical disturbance of homeostasis. Sometimes the cause is very simple and it just takes some intelligent screening method to find out whats wrong. If you want to get better, the strategy I would advise you to follow is the following: "Common things are common" The most important thing - and thats why I am not a big fan of playing the internet doctor - is an extremely detailed medical history of all your symptoms in their temporal process. This is by far the most important step and you need to find a good doctor in your area that is willing to do that. This is especially important if the things I mention below come back without any saliences and we have to dig deeper. Before we are going into weird territories like heavy metal toxicity, mold-exposure or subclinical viral infections, lets talk about the common causes: These are the things I would do: - General blood lab screening - ANYthing out of whack could hint us into a direction - Specifically those markers up to date: Blood panel (+Differential), T3,T4,TSH, ALT, AST, LDH, Bilirubin, GGT, Amylase, Lipase, Cortisol-panel (Cortisol-DHEA-quotient!!), Creatinine, CK, B & D-Vitamin-Levels, Natrium, Potassium, Calcium, Iron-panel, Copper, Immunoglobulines, ANA, CRP, ESR. prolactin, testosterone!!, progesterone, Transglutaminase-antibodies, NT-proBNP - Get an ultrasound of: Heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, carotid arteries - Tests to rule out a fructose, lactose -, histamine -, gluten intolerance - ((Eventually a MRT of the brain)) - Regarding your blood pressure: If your blood pressure is too low, this could pontentially cause fatigue/anxiety. You should check this asap - buy a blooodpressure device from amazon and start measuring 2 times a day for 2 weeks. Try to sit down for 3-4 minutes before measureing. Dont measure twice, the first value you get is the one you write down. Dont forget to write down the heart rate as well. - For potential SIBO I would think about a diagnostic test with Rifaximin/Neomycin for 7-14 days. If it gets better, its propably that. There is a lot of literature on the "perfect" combination of several antibacterial substances - check out the work of Dr. Pimentel and Dr. Siebecker. - Get evaluated by a psychiatrist! So many times, the real cause of such symptoms is a psychological one. ________ Now, after that - you can go into the direction of the weirder theories! But then, a really good medical anamnesis is even more important and I would say even indispensable at that point! These are some ideas, maybe they are helpful to you - TAke care
  3. @PurpleTree Its a complex case and we propably wont find the "golden diagnosis" through some rough guessing on the internet. I have read through your responses and I will give you my input - but i need those 2 questions answered first: You mentioned low blood pressure: How low is low? What is your average? What about your heart rate? Did you already check your thyroid function?
  4. Steroid nasal sprays are usually safe, even in long term use. Less than 1% will be absorbed into further bioavailablity. There is no 100% in anything - but if the rare side effect occurs in you, a simple withdrawal from the product will be enough to fix it and there wont be any lasting damage if this happens soon enough. I would be much more afraid of breathing through the mouth (which we know has many negative side effects) than from a short period of regularly using steroid nasal sprays!
  5. I really apprechiate your attitude! Smartest thing I have read in this thread so far. Good job!
  6. The quality source is my own understanding of the pandemic after critically reviewing most of the relevant data with years of experience doing statistical analysis on medical literature (not by watching some videos or tweets about it), being in heated arguments with vaccine supporters and critics for the last 12 months, while having the first hand experience of being a front line physician working in a hospital that deals with Covid-19 patients every day. So lets go through that nonsense... I turned off the bitchute video(Ryan Cole) after he mentioned the Carvallo study as an exemplary trial for the effectiveness of Ivermectine in Covid-patients. The trial was of terrible study-design, fraudulent and recently retracted as part of any meta-analysis that wants to be taken seriously (even the hardcore pro ivermectine guys like Pierre Cory or Tess Lawrie admit that). Another big Ivermectine trial (the egyptian one) got retracted as a whole. Anyone with the slightest knowledge on how to read trials would recognize that - so Ryan Cole is either.. a) not able to recognize simple errors in study design that renders basically any endpoint meaningless b) willfully misleading his patients and the public to push his anti-vaccine agenda I brought myself to finish the video - if you want we can talk about all the claims he makes, most of them are totally nonsensical and just dont hold against an ounce of critcal thinking. Now the study you posted - Mate, thats an in vitro study. This is, at best, evidence that there "could" be an effect eventually. At the very best, its a study you could base an hypothesis on. Not more, not less. Do you realize how often this happens in the medical field? Do you want to know how many new in vitro study are getting published every day, that show this or that effect on cancer cells, pathogens or alzheimer? Dozens. Every fucking day. This literally means nothing for us as the human species without proper clinical trials and hard endpoints like mortaility or hospitalization. Those are by the way the tricks BIG pharma uses on doctors to sell US their new products. You are using their weapons without even realizing it. Time and time again, we start impleneting new medical procedures or drugs that turn out to actually cause more harm than good, only realizing those effects years later when the damage is already done. What instantly comes to my mind are vetebroplasty, PSA screening, mammography in women in their 40's, fibrates against cholesterol, aspirin as primary prevention, knee surgeries... What I want to say is that history has shown us, that we NEED good data - that means big randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, multicentric trials with hard endpoints to find out if an intervention is actually usefull. Good thing is that in the case of chloroquine, they actually exist - and the best trials we have show no good effect. Period. In the case of Ivermectine, we need to wait until all the big trials that are currently on their feed are finished - I will remain agnostic until that point. All the previous data is highly questionable - and yes, I have looked at all the major trials plus the epidemiologcal data (mexican, indian..) I have personally vaccinted hundreds of people. None of them got a serious side effect from the vaccine. I have propably seen at least 1000 patients since the start of the vaccination program. I always ask them how they tolerated the vaccine - very few complaints so far. I only know 2 cases of "weird" side effects - both went away with any lasting damage. I told one friend to not get the 2nd shot after complaining about severe chest pain days after his 1st pfizer-vacc. We couldnt find any damage to his heart or organs though. _______________________ Now to your vaccine points: I personally was pretty hesitant to get vaccinated at the beginning because it all felt a bit rushed. Yet without a doubt, they work. Even if you go full conspiracy on me, even if all the data is fake - I have my own, front line experience. The simple fact is that in the hospital I work at and in every other clinic in my country: 80% of covid cases upgraded to our critical care unit are unvaccinated patients. Almost every new covid case with severe symptoms is from a person who didnt get the vaccine. We havent seen any rise in strokes/heart attacks/cancers/autoimmune diseases since mass vaccination started. This is MY personal experience and the experience of every doctor I personally know. Every decent trials shows this. Every good epimiolgocial analysis shows this. That these vaccines kill people and dont protect is simply not true. Its just not a valid point. To clarify/complete my vacc-opinion: - Iam NOT an advocate for mandatory vaccination or the social exclusion of the unvaxxed - I dont think that vaccinating children/young adults(in every case) is a particulary smart idea - Lockdowns/school closures should be a last resort due to the complex nature of consequences - Boosters (3rd/4th vacc) should be based on good evidence - at the moment its not! (terrible endpoints in the admission trials) - Everyone with comorbidities or above the age of 40/50 should get the vaccine (+ boosters) nontheless. Neutralizing antibodies just disappear really rapidly in that age group - Implementing an evidence based, holistic approach on covid is crucial - Ivermectine could be a potential third line treatment at the moment (due to its harmless nature as a drug) but should be stopped immediatly if trials come back negative - Molnupiravir should be tested exstensively due to weird mechanism of action before getting implemented at large scale
  7. I think we can both agree that multinational pharmaceutical giants have a steep interest in their financial incentives being a main indicator of every public move they are willing to represent. Now the "project veritas" video you just posted suffers from the exactly same kind of bias, just on the other side of the interest-spectrum. You wont get truth there. Its complete bullshit. Anyone who posts a video like that and thinks its a reputable source immediatly loses any intellectual credibility in my eyes - its literally the equivalent to using a pfizer-ad as justification for a vaccination. This doesnt mean that every spoken word in this video is bullshit. It just means that its usually twisted, taken out of context and by far not the whole picture. You can do better than that.
  8. Ahh, the inflated ego of the medical student - classic one.
  9. Here is a good starting point for this rabbit hole
  10. EMF Radiation is a difficult topic. There are those who say that they are sensible to the negative impact of such technologies, but then, if you go and test their claims in a double-blind setting, the effect suddenly disappears. That said, there is a huge amount of known and also unknown unknowns in this area. So anything that goes beyond a healthy agnosticism is in my opinion to be taken with a grain of salt. I disagree with the notion that big players in the telecommunication industry delibrately hold back studies and datasets to keep the masses uninformed. There is plenty of independent reserach is this field and nobody stops you from analyzing that data. Also. thats not how things work. You cant put a information-lid on something so wide spread like EMF-rad. You could literally perform experiments in your own basement. Its also really, really difficult to objectively look at those "subjective" outcomes. Placebo will almost inevitabely upset your plans if not carefully being taken care of. You just cant trust yourself in that case. As Michael already mentioned, there are far more obvious things we should keep in my mind before getting crazy about 5G and your living room's router. Adding to his examples, the one that baffles me the most are endocrine disruptors/volatile organic compounds and other enviromental toxins that you can find EVERYWHERE. The science is so clear and health effects propably even worse than we thought.
  11. Cortisol as a single parameter is very limiting when it comes to explanatory power. Sometimes useful as a rough screening tool for very rare diseases of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis. If you want to really check your adrenal function, this is what you should do: Saliva samples: - Cortisol (early in the morning: 0-1,5h) - Cortisol (after 1,5-3h) - Cortisol (after 3-6h) - Cortisol (after 6-9) - Cortisol (after 9-15h) - DHEA (early in the morning) - DHEA (after 12 hours) - Cortisol/DHEA-quotient (mornign/12h) If I find time this weekend, I can go into more detail on why you should do this but I am very busy at the moment. The other stuff was already correctly adressed by the other members. Take care
  12. What the hell. You didnt even try to understand my point, did you? So lets go through that .... So here is my background regarding D3: I am a licensed physician, working as a internal medicine doctor (spec. gastroenterologist) in a university hospital. Besides being in med school for 6 years, I also have several diplomas in alternative health approaches like ayurveda and accupuncture. Besides that I am attending integrative medicine workshops every other weekend. I have watched weekend long seminars about vitamin-therapy, including D3. I have personally read all the relevant literature in D3, basically all the meta studies, most of the RCT's and some of the preliminary data due to its potential relevancy in Covid patients. I was an early adopter of giving Vitamin D3 to our Covid patients. Back in January 2021 I held a presentation in front of my collegues about the potential impacts and potential dangers of Vitamin D. I have propably given D3 to hundreds of people. I have seen D3 overdoses. I have treated them. I also know exactly what you need to look at before you want to give someone a high dose of a fat-soluable vitamin. You clearly dont. As you can see, I havent just read a book. You are right that most doctors dont really know about the whole literature about D3, but chances are high you dont know it either. Also, what is YOUR personal experience in treating a wide variety of people? Not some book - but YOUR experience. Now look, as I already mentioned in my previous post - the author might be onto something. But to overgeneralize his statements without nuance and the required experience, is again, batshit crazy. Stop that black and white thinking. Even telling people they "could" without proper context is of negligent nature. You are treating a human, not some bot over the internet. What if he decides to take it and suffers from one of the conditions i mentioned in the previous post? What if he does it without proper monitoring? What if he dies? You dont think shit like this happens? Of course its very reare, but it happens all the time.. @ShardMare Its very uncommon to feel chest pain after Taking D3: - Could be some adverse GI reaction to the supplement (chest pain in young patients sometimes comes from the gastric region) - Try taking the supplement with a high-fat meal (or at least a bigger meal) - Try supplementing magnesium as well
  13. Yeah - no - I am sorry, I have to intervene here... You clearly have no idea how the Vitamin D3 metabolism works if you genuinely think its a good idea to prescribe up to 100k I.U's to someone you know through the internet. I mean, thats batshit crazy. That could kill someone in the right circumstance. I dont care what book you read or what you think is right or wrong - I have personally treated people with hypervitaminosis D who took much smaller doses than what you said is okay. Its not even that the author is wrong - it could well be that in his case and it some others, this helps a lot. But to give crazy high dosages of a fat-soluable vitamin to someone you dont know, without any significant data at all - is ludicrous. Just some examples: - What if OP is already high in blood-calcium and also a fast receptor responder to exogenous vitamin D3 - his heart could just stop in his sleep - What if he has a mutation in his CYP24A1-gene? - What if his true cause of his fatigue is a problem with his kidneys? You could push him directly into kidney failure... I mean come on dude, the first comment on the amazon-page from that book is literally a guy who almost died from Vitamin D ovderose. Please, @ShardMare - dont do anything this guy tells you without proper monitoring. Start with your baseline Vitamin D3 - optimal range is between 50 - 80 ng/mL - it should be in the high normal range. Its true that most doctors are very careful with vitamin D, maybe even too careful. Thats usually because they dont really know how high they can go and they just recommend dosages by mainstream insitutations or the instruction leaflet. Meta-analyses have shown that people with serum levels between 40-60 ng/ml have the lowest all-cause mortality, meaning they die less of all non-accidental diseases. - 1000 I.U a day is usually enough to raise your Vitamin D levels about 5ng/ml - everything between 1000-4000 I.U/day is fine at the beginning and good for maintenance - If you want to go high, start with at max. 4000 I.U a day if your baseline is low and recheck your levels at some point, as well as your Calcium. - If you want to go higher, you can do that with proper guidance (integrative physician) - I would be very careful with everything over 20.000 I.U a day Take care
  14. Here is what you should do from a medical perspective: - Thyroid: Did you just test for t3/t4 and not TSH? If yes, repeat the test including TSH asap. There is something called "subclinical hypothyroidism" and it could be responsible for your tiredness. - Bloodwork: -> Complete blood panel, Creatine, GFR, ALT, AST, LDH, Bilirubin, amylase, lipase, Glucose, CRP, CK, (eryth. sedimentation rate) -> Vitamin D (25-OH) level -> Full Vitamin panel, especially B-Vitamins, especially 6,9, & 12 -> Iron panel (Serum Iron, Transferin, Transferin-saturation, Ferritin) -> (zinc, copper) - Hormones: Check Testosterone/Cortisol + Cortisol/DHEA-quotient - progesterone is usefull as well (Maybe your GABA is too high) - Sleep: Maybe your sleep quality is shit. Get one of the many sleep trackers out there and do some self-experimentation. Sleeo apnea is often overlooked, sometimes almost subclinical and barely noticeable - the effects on your body could still be huge though. ENT/lung-doctors have certain tools that can help you with the diagnosis. - Depression: Please get evaluated by a psychiatrist. Lack of energy is such a classic symptom of a depression - especially the way you describe it. If we cant find any somatic cause, then getting help that way is propably your best move. It doesnt necessarily mean that there is somethign "wrong with you" psychologically - sometimes this stuff just comes and robs you any life energy. To be honset, we dont really understand what depression is and does very well - but we still manage to help some people. It doesnt mean you should start taking SSRI's asap - just get evaluated and talk with an integrative thinkign psychiatrist. There are some great ones that can really, really help you in that case.