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Questions and Answers / Re: Calculating mineral dosages?
« on: September 26, 2022, 06:08:01 AM »
Hi Joshua

Thank you for your reply and apologies for the delay in replying. I've finally got around to doing the hair mineral testing and have included my results in hope of discussion as I have no idea what I'm doing (other than hopefully repleting my Mn which is low, as expected given the past blood results).

My blood iron and ferritin levels are good (veering towards high end, probably due to my high ascorbic acid intake) so no issues with anaemia, my CRP and ESR are very low.

I believe my issues are related to oxidative stress and high urine malondialdehyde levels supports this.

What you say about superoxides in combo with my chronic Mn deficiency piques my fear of Lyme again, but I don't feel I fit the (progressive, neurological) picture of Lyme at all, plus all the Blots and Spots were negative. EBV was my trigger but I don't ever show any serological signs of reactivation. I've spent a fortune on testing down to the most unlikely and obscure! I do show past HHV6 infection which I think could explain my temporal lobe simple partial seizures. Are there any other causes of a  persistently low Mn besides Lyme?

My main issue is PEM which is characterised by immune activation/flu-like symptoms and what feels like neurotoxicity. So I just 'exist', trying to stay below the PEM threshold where possible.

Thank you for showing an interest in us 'forgotten ones', it is deeply appreciated :'(

Questions and Answers / Calculating mineral dosages?
« on: August 03, 2022, 05:07:13 AM »
Hi All

I saw someone mention this protocol on Twitter and am very curious, particularly about the hair minerals since this ties in with Ron Davis' latest. I've ordered myself a hair test, but wondering if there is a particular formula we are supposed to be using for calculating the dose of the depleted minerals, based on those results? (as per 'Step 3', here)

I also note that there is a caution on manganese tolerance with Lyme, could anyone elaborate on this?
I have been chronically low to deficient in Mn over the years despite multiple rounds of 10mg/day and I never felt better for supplementing it. I've had positive Lyme IgM ELISAs in the past but it's my understanding that this can cross-react with Rheumatoid Factor. Both the follow up Blot testing done by my GP and Armin EliSpot and SeraSpot were negative. The only abnormality was a low CD57+ NK cells, but I can't find much in the literature to validate the significance of this. I'm fully expecting Mn to show low in this hair test but fairly confident I don't have Lyme ???

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