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ASTHMA PROTOCOL

BACK PROTOCOL

PROTOCOL—CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

PROTOCOL—Rick Simpson Oil

PROTOCOL—FOLIC ACID (FOLATE)

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE PROTOCOL

PROTOCOL—INSOMNIA

PROTOCOL—MELATONIN

RELIEF OF SCIATICA PROTOCOL

STATIN TREATMENT

HEADACHE TREATMENT

ARTHRITIS AND SPINAL DISEASE

PROTOCOL—PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE  AND GERD

PEAK_IMMUNE  (A CANCER TREATMENT)

RELIEF OF SCIATICA PROTOCOL

Weight reduction—Flat Belly

PSYCHIATRIC CARE IN S.D.  PROTOCOL

 COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

ASTHMA PROTOCOL

Many patients with asthma rely on Albuterol inhalers as their only treatment. This is not the best way to control the (sometimes serious) problem. The goal should be to PREVENT WHEEZING. This can be done by 1) control allergy affecting the NOSE and causing nasal “drip.”. Do this by using an OTC nasal inhaler called NASACORT,several times a day, two squirts each nostril.

2) Also use two other inhalers for the CHEST.They do not stop wheezing, they PREVENT it. One is an inhaled steroid, such as FLUTICASONE, called FLOVENT, two inhalations twice a day.

3)Also, an inhaler containing CROMOYLN SODIUM, called INTAL. IT IS EXCELLENT IN PREVENTING ASTHMA, ESPECIALLY ALLERGIC AND EXERCISE-INDUCED WHEEZING.

If the use of Flovent and Intal don’t prevent wheezing, THEN USE ALBUTERAL. It should be regarded as your RESCUE INHALER. USE IT TO REVERSE WHEEZING. Remember that Flovent and Intal do NOT reverse wheezing. They are essential, however, to prevent the problem.

You can use a LONG ACTING BRONCHODILATOR TWICE A DAY, CALLED SEREVENT. But don’t overuse it!

These medicines should control most asthma. Unfortunately, most patients are using only Albuterol, which leaves them prone to serious attacks that can land them in the hospital, very short of breath.

Treat your problem carefully and you should do very well, and be able to exercise and avoid the hospital.

 

  BACK PROTOCOL

Back pain is one of the most common problems that patients seek medical care for. It may often be due to muscle strain and sometimes due to “disc” trouble. The disc is the cushion between verterbral bodies, the bones that make up the spine. Nerve roots  exit from the spinal cord and form nerves that innervate various parts of the body.

When discs deteriorate, the inner part may press on a nerve root and cause nerve pain, a most distressing kind of pain. Sciatica, pain going from the lower spine down the leg, as far as the foot and often causing numbness of the leg and foot is a common type of nerve pain. Treatment of this pain is difficult. THC will help dull the pain but usually doesn’t get rid of it.

 

PROTOCOL—CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Wrist pain going up the arm is often due to compression of the median nerve right in the center of the inside of the wrist. It can feel like electric shocks, can go up as far as the shoulder, can make typing difficult, and isn’t fun at all! THC salve, occlusion, etc. all help the pain, but do everything to avoid surgery. (There are a lot of hungry surgeons out there.)

What you should do is get a wrist brace with bendable metal inside and bend it so that your hand is in an upward “cock-up” position all night. This takes pressure off of the median nerve. Do these things and also take Vit D,2000 to 3000 i.u.per day, following your needed dose, with blood tests for Vit D. All these maneuvers can make a pretty miserable condition better! I would do ALL of these things and also look carefully at our antiinflamatory protocol.( Gamma tocopheral is a form of Vitamin E that is quite effective.)

As a last resort one can go to a hand surgeon and have the median nerve decompressed, hoping for a good result

 

PROTOCOL—Rick Simpson Oil

Some examiners have been recommending CBD oil as treatment for most everything. It is a very potent extract of Cannabis that, if used, MUST be done with the supervision of a skilled, experienced Medical Doctor. DO NOT USE IT WITHOUT SUCH SUPERVISION. I have heard testimonies as to its effectiveness in most problems, including cancer, sometimes very   effective, almost MIRACULOUS! However, there are dangers and you must not do it alone. It should also not be used for less than serious problems, such as cancer.  It is very EXPENSIVE as well, and should be considered “OVERKILL,” if used for minor problems.

Please do not use it alone, as it can be dangerous. It has been mistakenly recommended by evaluators who are not qualified to do so, and who will not be available or capable to help with sometimes serious reactions to the drug.

 

PROTOCOL—FOLIC ACID (FOLATE)

Folic Acid, used in combination with SSRI Antidepressants, can be very helpful in depression. If you are taking  an SSRI, go to a drug store, and buy, OTC, the lowest dose folic acid. You will want to take 3 tablets, which are actually B Vitamins, along with your antidepressant; (e.g. Prozac, Paxil, etc.) The pills will increase the effect of the antidepressant. A current study by the National Institutes of Health is underway, combining the two, to more effectively treat depression.

 

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE PROTOCOL

The pressure within your vascular system is sometimes too high, as you know, and can do damage. It can cause strokes, promote heart attacks, atherosclerosis, and other serious problems. The pressure is usually written as the systolic/diastolic numbers. The systolic is the pressure generated when the ventricles of the heart contract, and the diastolic, when the ventricles are relaxing, filling with blood and getting ready to pump blood again throughout the body. We measure your pressure when you come in to the clinic, because of the dangers of High Blood Pressure (HBP) mainly. If it is normal, it is usually about 120-130/70-80. If higher, we recommend watching it, either by buying your own pressure cuff, or using the machine in the Pharmacies. Regardless, keep a record. If it is very high,  160/100 or higher, see your Doctor soon. THC has variable effects on the BP. Some people note an elevation due to use of  medicinal marijuana, while others note a lowering. Since we cannot predict how your particular system will react, it is best to maintain a normal pressure and do not rely on THC to keep it normal if you are one whose pressure drops with its use.

There are numerous medicines to lower the pressure, some with side effects that are not pleasant. If that is the case, get your Doctor to change medicines,( but don’t just stop the pills on your own.)  Sometimes mild HBP can be lowered by simply losing weight, exercising and reducing your intake of salt. The amount in your daily diet shouldn’t be much more than 2500 mg. (A pizza has about 1800 mg.) So realize that salt (sodium) isn’t just in the salt shaker! Many prepared foods are loaded with sodium, so be careful what you eat and read labels.

If you have the problem, and especially if it runs in your family, it is wise to get a cuff so that you can watch the pressure yourself. Often there are no symptoms of HBP, and it can be a disease that sneaks up upon you. Take the problem seriously. It causes serious consequences, but is certainly treatable.

It may need lifelong treatment, but you can do some of the things mentioned in this Protocol and solve the problem.

 

PROTOCOL—INSOMNIA

Inability to get a good rest at night is most distressing to many people and is not good for the health. It is thought that sleep causes the metabolism of chemicals that accumulate during the stress of one’s day. Lack of sleep allows this chemical to accumulate and leads to decreased immune and mental health. Insomnia is probably the most common complaint of patients seeing their General Practice Physician.

Of course, it is easy for the Doctor to simply prescribe a sleeping pill, but most have side effects that are unpleasant. They probably interfere with deep sleep and important dreaming. Often there is a hangover the next day, and it is not at all clear that sleeping pills are the answer. Most patients prefer Indica THC to pills such as Ambien, Dalmane, etc. Those who respond well to Melatonin find it very satisfying. It is a hormone in the brain that is naturally present, but which decreases as one ages. Hence, it doesn’t really help a person who is young, usually under 45-50 years of age. There are exceptions, but usually this is the case.

Besides Melatonin, other natural aides to sleep include sublingual Indica THC, taken about ½ hour before bedtime, a brisk walk after dinner, a day that includes healthy exercise although not compulsive. Some people find Valerian root tea to be relaxing, meditation, Yoga, whatever means they have to calm themselves. It is most healthy to use natural  substances  if one is going to take a “supplement” of some sort.

It is not a good idea to eat or drink within an hour or two of bedtime, and certainly one should avoid sugar or “white” foods, because stimulating the nervous system with sweets is not  good idea. It is often thought that alcohol is good for sleep, but those who try to use it usually find it unsuccessful, and they awaken in the early morning, unable to resume sleep. A common complaint of those whose sleep is not 7 or 8 hours long, is anxiety and sometimes depression. The triad of insomnia, anxiety and depression are very commonly heard in the Doctor’s office. Mental and physical health are very much dependent on good sleep hygiene.

Poor sleep hygiene combined with sedating medications and alcohol is a common cause of accidents on the highway, where close to 100,000 deaths are attributed to fatigue annually.

Exercise is the one most important aid to getting a good night’s sleep. When a person is driving or engaging in other activities that are hazardous, and finds themselves very tired, it is thought most helpful to take two cups of coffee and a half-hour nap before resuming activities.

 

PROTOCOL—MELATONIN

Melatonin is a central nervous system Hormone that is involved with promoting sleep and relieving pain. It will do both if used correctly. As a person ages, the amount in the brain decreases and the person finds sleep difficult, and pain worsening.

It is available OTC and through various distributors, the best known, being USANA.  If a poor quality from a drug store is purchased, it will not work well at all. It a young person uses it, little effect will be noted.

Melatonin works largely in people over 50 years of age, and it isn’t wise to recommend it to young people as has been done by some evaluators. The dose, taken about a half hour before bedtime, varies. Some people respond to one milligram, while others need up to five milligrams or even more. Try to take as low a dose as is necessary to help you get a good, restful sleep. It works very well, and people do not seem to develop a tolerance to it, nor do they have a “hangover” the next day.

Melatonin, for people in pain, is sometimes a wonderful aid, especially if combined with Indica THC, taken sublingually as a tincture.

Melatonin is completely NATURAL as is THC. They are both very different than artificial Sleeping Pills.

Have a good sleep, and SWEET DREAMS!

PROTOCOL—OCCLUSIVE  TREATMENT

Treatment with THC can be done in several ways; it can be done systemically, by using an edible form, a tincture that is taken under the tongue and quickly absorbed, via a vaporizer that allows the patient to inhale vapor of THC, (not smoke), by application of a salve that is put on skin lesions (for example: psoriasis), by smoking the THC material (not recommended, but done commonly), and by OCCLUSION, which is the application of a gel over an inflamed, painful area of the body. This may be of use in an arthritic joint, over a painful area of “Neuropathy,” etc.

The Occlusion method is a means of promoting the penetration of the THC through the skin into the area of inflammation and pain.

This is done by applying the THC as a gel (made perhaps with peppermint oil base) over the area needing treatment. The gel is then covered with saran wrap and held in place with paper tape (adhesive tape is irritating to the skin) and left in place to penetrate often, over night. It is removed in the morning. This can be done over the knee quite often, but it is important to know that it must be taped LOOSELY to avoid creating a Tourniquet  effect  on the lower leg, impairing the circulation. Penetration can be increased if one mixes “DMSO,” into the gel. This is the abbreviation for Dimethylsulfoxide, itself an anti- inflammatory agent which helps other substances to penetrate as well. It is hard to obtain, but can be, on the Internet or in Compounding Pharmacies with a prescription.

Occlusion can be a very effective means of putting the gel exactly where it is needed.

 

To take MULTIVITAMINS if using SAMe. Check with your Physician BEFORE USE. Avoid it if you have untreated high blood pressure or are taking MAO inhibitors, also used in DEPRESSION. These substances are all NATURAL; still it is a good idea to Google them and purchase at a reputable health store, such as Trader Joe’s or Sprouts. An excellent source on the Internet is USANA, also available by distributor.

 

 

PEAK IMMUNE (A CANCER TREATMENT.)

 

IF YOU HAVE INDICATED THAT YOU HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WITH CANCER, OR IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM CANCER YOURSELF, DR. RICHARD LEVIN, AT THE LA MESA CLINIC WILL BE GLAD TO WORK WITH YOU TO OBTAIN PRODUCT FOR TREATMENT. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU GOOGLE ANY OF THE GIVEN NAMES IN THE INTERNET OR IN THE WEB SITES OF THE CLINIC. WHEN YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE TREATMENT, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE DR. LEVIN AT THE LA MESA CLINIC. YOU SHOULD KNOW IN ADVANCE, HOWEVER, THAT AT THIS TIME, TREATMENT OF “WHITE CELL CANCERS,” SUCH AS LEUKEMIAS OR LYMPHOMAS, WOULD BE COMPLETELY EXPERIMENTAL AND IS NOT BEING DONE AT THIS TIME.

 

Experimental work has not revealed any side effects at all, and patients who have undergone, or are currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy should not be afraid of the treatment.  Normally, a patient is treated for three months, with a tapering dose, costing a total of approximately $500. I will try to buy the Product in batches, to reduce cost.

THE JAPANESE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY, “DAIWA” MADE THE STRONGEST AND SAFEST IMMUNE STIMULANT KNOWN TO MANKIND, BY COMBINING ENZYMATIC EXTRACTS OF THREE DIFFERENT MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS (SHITAKE, KAWURATAKE AND SUEHIROTAKE.)  WITH THE BRAN OF RICE KERNELS. The RESULTING ARABINOXYLAN COMPOUND KNOWN AS MGN-3, BIOBRAN OR PEAK, IMMUNE TRIPLES YOUR KILLER T CELL POWER AND ALSO THAT OF OTHER CRUCIAL WHITE CELLS, SUPERCHARGING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.  THE TABLETS HAVE NO HARMFUL SIDE EFFECTS, AND WILL KILL CANCER CELLS IN VITRO OR IN VIVO! ANYBODY NEEDING IMMUNE BOOST CAN GOOGLE PEAK IMMUNE AND PURCHASE THE TABLETS AT ONE OF SEVERAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLIERS. IT IS A REMARKABLE NUTRITIONAL PRODUCT. I HAVE SHRUNK MALIGNANT TUMORS BY 2/3 IN 3 WEEKS TREATMENT. IT IS ADJUNCTIVE TREATMENT, NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR STANDARD TREATMENT WHEN COMBINED WITH MODERN THERAPIES,

 

ARTHRITIS AND SPINAL DISEASE; THE EFFECT OF DIET    

Drink plenty of water, as dehydrated intervertebral discs become collapsed and accompanying arthritis in bone puts pressure on spinal nerves (e.g. sciatica). A lot of pain is NEUROPATHIC and may also be partly due to unsuspected Diabetes. SUGAR AND WHITE FOODS, SUCH AS WHITE RICE, PASTA, BREADS, ETC.WHICH QUICKLY TURN TO SUGAR IN THE BLOODSTREAM,CAUSE SWELLING OF NERVES , AND SOON PAIN RESULTS. These foods cause a “Post-Prandial Spike” of blood glucose, which harms organs by harming their blood vessels and nerves. By the time HYPERGLYCEMIA (High blood glucose) results, damage will have possibly have been done to blood vessels and nerves. This includes CORONARY VESSELS. Hence damage will possibly have been done before the diagnosis of DIABETES has been made. One must start a healthy diet early, to maintain health and PREVENT DISEASE BEFORE ILLNESS OCCURS. Maintenance of proper weight and TREATMENT OF SUBTLE HYPOTHYROIDISM IS VERY IMPORTANT. DOCTORS MAY MISINTERPRET LAB RESULTS AND FAIL TO TREAT NUMEROUS PATIENTS WHO NEED THYROID HORMONE REPLACEMENT. The use of “BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES,” MAY BE VERY USEFUL.

When eating Carbohydrate, also EAT PROTEIN. You will absorb less carbohydrate and keep your blood sugar in a healthy range. (People feel differently at different levels, but 90-105 is probably best.)

TETRAHYDROCANABINOL HELPS ESPECIALLLY IN REDUCTION OF CHRONIC PAIN. THC helps one not to focus on the pain, and the (Lengthy) list of anti-inflammatory agents should help to reduce the inflammation causing the pain.

One should probably try SAMe, 200 mg twice a day, after consulting with their Physician, particularly when CHRONIC PAIN AND DEPRESSION are both present. You must select a good MULTIVITAMIN AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTS TO WORK TOGETHER with SAMe.

HEADACHE TREATMENT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT RECURRENT (MIGRAINE ESPECIALLY) HEADACHES, AS THE MORE YOU HAVE, THE MORE YOU WILL HAVE IN THE FUTURE. THE USE OF MAGNESIUM OXIDE OR CITRATE 400 MILLIGRAMS/DAY AND CALCIUM OXIDE OR CITRATE (800 MILLIGRAMS/DAY) WILL HELP TO PREVENT HEADACHES, LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND RELAX MUSCLE SPASM. IF YOU HAVE MIGRAINOUS HEADACHES, AT THE FIRST SIGN OF A “PRODROME,”(OFTEN FLASHING LIGHTS), TAKE ANOTHER DOSE IMMEDIATELY, PLUS IBUPROFEN, 600-800 MILLIGRAMS (WITH FOOD). THC  HELPS MANY PEOPLE AS WELL. STUDIES SHOW THAT ABOUT 2/3 OF PEOPLE IN THE ICU ARE MAGNESIUM DEFICIENT. THIS GETS CALLED DEMENTIA, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, ETC. MAGNESIUM IS A BOWEL STIMULANT, SO, IF DIARRHEA RESULTS, TAKE LESS.

GOOD LUCK, AND THE BEST OF HEALTH TO YOU!!  RICHARD B. LEVIN M.D.

 

RELIEF OF SCIATICA PROTOCOL

There is a fairly new device to relieve the awful pain of sciatica, usually the result of a disc or disc material pressing on nerve roots that go to make the sciatic nerve. The symptoms of “sciatica” are usually pain going down through the hip and thigh, often as far as the calf and foot. Along with the pain is often numbness of parts of the leg and foot. The pain is hard to treat with medicines. THC will dull the sensation, but the often severe, burning nerve pain remains and is disabling, making walking, sport s and often, sleep, difficult , if not impossible.

The new “device” is called the BeActiveBrace, which can be Googled. Read the testimonials in the Review and it sounds like it is worth purchasing on the Internet. What is does is wrap around the knee and press on a “trigger point” of the sciatic nerve, often giving immediate relief, according to testimonials given in the Review. You want to be sure not to make it too tight so as to create a tourniquet effect so as to impair circulation below the knee.

Another method to relieve this intrusive nerve pain is to take our “Migraine Protocol” minerals, Magnesium and Calcium as outlined in the Migraine Protocol. They will help relax the muscles which are often in spasm, and will lessen the nerve activity that gives rise to the pain.

You can combine the treatment with occlusive THC gel on your back at night, covered with saran wrap and held in place with paper tape, again, loosely. The gel should penetrate and help to calm down the unwanted nerve activity giving rise to the sciatica. Ice packs on the low back should give further relief.

Systemic treatment with sublingual or vaporized THC should add to the relief . Vaporizers differ in their quality. Some do deliver smoke, and you want to avoid them. Use high quality devices that deliver only vapor.

Good luck!

 

PSYCHIATRIC CARE IN S.D.  PROTOCOL

Good Psychiatric care isn’t easy to find. Often a Psychiatrist will “throw” an antidepressant at you and tell you to return in a month. You want to find a therapist who talks to you and sees you more frequently. A pill is not always needed   and can cause unwanted side effects, such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, even unwanted thoughts. You may have to search a bit, but a good therapist is needed, if you want real help.

Various  Community Clinics will offer therapy, perhaps group therapy, which can be effective. A therapist of the same sex may suit you best. Look at the Protocol list of Community Clinics that we provide, and CALL first, to see if therapy is available. It can be provided by a Psychiarist, an “LCSW” which is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, often an excellent therapist. Also you might see a Nurse  who specializes in therapy. There are a number of people who can help you.

Bipolar disorders really do need therapy; THC may give relief and that is fine, but “talking” therapy to get to the bottom of problems is needed. Often events in life when younger, contribute to such problems. ADHD, etc. is particularly disturbing to people who need to focus and concentrate. Problems stemming from trauma (PTSD) are certainly upsetting, and need help. Veterans who gave of themselves to help the country deserve real therapy.

To obtain such, one can start by calling the San Diego County Behavioral Health Division; 3255 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego. Tel: 619-563-2700, and Fax: 619-563-2795

Good luck in finding the help that you may need.

 

STATIN TREATMENT

The word is out that Cholesterol is BAD.  BUT IS IT??    Some researchers don’t agree. Cholesterol is used by the body to make essential molecules, such as the Hormones, Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogen and a number of others.Some say that it is cholesterol that forms atherosclerotic plaque on the walls of arteries and leads to heart attacks. Does it? Some researchers point out that it is the oxidation of cholesterol that causes atherosclerosis, not simply the presence of cholesterol. There are two or more sides to everything it seems.So the Big Pharmas developed Statins, the product that earns them billions of dollars..

Then it became apparent that Big Pharma may be causing some troubles; cancer? Even kidney failure and sometimes DEATH.  OMG, what will the stock holders do?? It seems that muscles, both regular muscle and cardiac muscle don’t like Statins. Sometimes they deteriorate when exposed to STATINS. The products of deterioration clog up the kidney tubules and cause the kidneys to fail. Failing kidneys cause death in the worst case scenarios.Now what? There is always dialysis. That will save BIG Pharma. Will it? Some patients don’t survive renal failure. Statistics don’t help Big Pharma because half of heart attack patients have NORMAL CHOLESTEROL VALUES. Well, maybe with time, we will see that it is really worth the risk. IS IT?

IT became clear that a new problem was being caused by Statins. An unimportant molecule called CoEnzymeQ10 was being depleted by Statins. Not so important? Are heart failure and dementia unimportant? Well, if the trade off is to avoid heart  attacks, it must be of minor importance. Heart failure not important? Dementia? Well, that is just old age. No big deal. So decreased cardiac output is ok because a demented brain really doesn’t need much blood flow anyway. Yeah? Some don’t agree. Mayby low CoQ10 isn’t so minor? Maybe low cardiac output doesn’t matter after all because low blood flow to the brain doesn’t really matter if the brain is ischemic anyway. Alzheimers is an epidemic  today and probably caused by a virus.

Well, some bright young guy came up with a way to keep making billions. Supplement with CoEnzymeQ10 and it won’t matter if it is low. Trouble, though, is that it isn’t well absorbed. So try using Ubiquinal.: Where does this end? Maybe it doesn’t. We shall see. Meanwhile if your muscles hurt, stop taking Statins and take Ubiquinal (if you can find it) . Good luck. Cholesterol doesn’t matter anyway!

 

PROTOCOL—PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE  AND GERD

“Ulcers’’ and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)  have been a problem for many folks for thousands of years. Many people are familiar with the burning pain and even bleeding that results from these afflictions. The treatment has often been for many years with antacids and now the “purple pills,” that turn off acid, at least partly allowing them to heal. Most doctors will tell you to avoid chile, aspirin, etc. take your Maalox, and “stop being stressed.” Well, times have changed. It has been discovered that a bacterium is responsible for many ulcers and gastric afflictions.

The “stress” is not the cause, it is the effect! These problems are not benign. GERD can cause esophageal cancer, at least Barrett’s esophagus, an effect of refluxing acid.

The disease now has a treatment. First, THC tincture may give some relief, but the real RX is to get a blood test for the presence or absence of the bacterial cause, called Helicobacter Pylori. If the test is Positive, it likely means you can be cured in a couple weeks! It is simple; you take several antibiotics, give the same to your spouse or partner who likely carries the bug also, and you will get better. No more do you have to take the purple pill or Maalox forever!

There is a problem that you will likely also have from having been without gastric acid for a long time from that purple pill. It is that you will not have been absorbing Vitamin B12 for a long time. This will have been causing all sorts of trouble and other medicines, nerve pain, diagnoses of “dementia,” which is nothing but B12 deficiency.

So you need B12; here is how you get it: take an injection every 2-4 weeks of Vitamin B12 (in muscle, not subcutaneous). There are two forms of B12: Cyanocobalamin, and Methylcobalamin. The the Cyano  form is usually given, but why take cyanide? The liver converts it to the methyl  form anyway! And that is the active form. So your doctor can write you a prescription for the methylcobalamin,  1000 micrograms per cc and give you one cc each injection. Or you can take sublingual lozenges, also 1000 micrrograms each day. You will feel much better, “Dementia” will be gone, “nerve pain” will diminish and you will realize that someone didn’t know what they were doing all these years. (Your doctor).

Often they say: “Your blood test for B12 was normal,” you don’t need it. Forget that, you do need it, period. What you don’t need is antipsychotic drugs like Seroquel. The blood test is accurate only if you get a “red cell B12” test. Good luck! Find a doctor who will give you the shots or give you a bottle so that you can give yourself injections. Older people need B12 regardless of acid suppression. They have less anyway.

 

Weight reduction—Flat Belly

Some hints for a flat belly besides doing “crunches.”

As we get older, the belly doesn’t stay flat, not does Pregnancy and Beer help the shape!!

Some foods that will help you become FLAT in your midsection:

EGGS

NUTS

SEEDS—ESP FLAX AND SUNFLOWER

AVOCADOS

OLIVE OIL (OLIVOL)

SALMON

COCONUT OIL

CONJUGATED  LINOLEIC ACID—THE BEST!

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS:

ATTENTION PATIENTS

From time to time, medically serious problems arise during the evaluation of patients who come to our Clinic seeking legalization of their use of Medical Marijuana for Medical problems. These problems may or may not have already been dealt with by their Primary Care Physicians. Some of these patients may not have a Primary Care Physician who is familiar with their problems. They may need further care, beyond which we can provide at SB 420. The list provided here will enable patients to obtain medical care on their own after their evaluation at this Clinic. Problems will fall into various categories as follows: Medical , Psychiatric, Emergency, Dental, Orthopedic, Neurologic ,and other miscellaneous types of problems. Note that Community Clinics will often provide Dental and even some (limited) Emergency care. A phone call in advance will help determine which facility is best for a particular problem. A true Emergency should be dealt with by calling 911.

Medical Problems can be dealt with by contacting a Primary Care Physician or one of the listed Community Health Centers.

Emergency Care can often be dealt with in an Urgent Care Clinic or the Emergency Room of a local Hospital.  Note that the charges for Hospital care are very high. They will take care of the problem, but you will have the further problem of a very large bill.

PSYCHIATRIC CARE: San Diego County Behavioral Health Division; 3255 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego. Tel: 619-563-2700. Fax: 619-563-2795

Various Community facilities do provide such care, but it is very important that you call in advance.

INTERNAL MEDICINE PROBLEMS: Sharp Hospital Health Care Referral  Service. Tel: 1-800-82-SHARP

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS:

Community Circle East: 3845 Spring Dr. Spring Valley, 91977, Tel:  619-515-2380

Northpark Family Health Center: 3544 30th St. San Diego, Tel: 619-515-2424

Family Health of San Diego: Logan Ave, Barrio Logan: Tel: 619-515-2333

City Heights Family Health Center: 5454 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego 92115 Tel: 619-515-2400

Elm St. Family Health Center: 140 Elm St. San Diego; Tel: 619-515-2520

Beach Area Family Health Center: 3690 Mission Blvd, San Diego 92109, Tel: 619-515-2444

HIV Coordinated Services Center, 3514 30th St. San Diego 92104; Tel: 619-515-2446

Diamond Neighborhood Family Health Center: 4725 Market St. San Diego, 92102 Tel: 619-515-2560

Logan Heights Family Community Center: 2204 National Ave, San Diego, 92113 Tel: 619-515-2355

Click  below for a full list including emergency care providers

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, CONTINUED.