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kiteboard
10-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Djokovic and nutritional psychology: gluten free diet.

By Geoff Williams
Although Djokovic was the number three player in the world for three years, he defaulted several big matches. He quit against Davydenko in the Davis cup quarter finals of 2008, complaining about shortness of breath and flu like symptoms and he quit against Roddick in 140 degree on court indoor heat in 2009 quarter finals at the Australian open. Djokovic’s default against Davydenko cost the Serbians the Davis cup! He was leading Nikolay Davydenko 6-4 6-3 4-6 when he quit. Djokovic looked increasingly debilitated and quit again while trailing 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2, 2-1, allowing No. 7 Andy Roddick to claim a spot in the Aussie open semifinals.
Igor Cetkovic, a Serbian allergy and Chinese medicine practioner, noticed these defaults and recognized the symptoms of an allergy at work. Igors’ wife told him, “He’s Serbian, maybe you should help him.” Igor Cetkovic said, “I sent them an email and they responded a couple of months later.”
Djokovics’ team arranged a meeting with Igor Cetkovic and Igor scanned Djokovic with a SCIO machine and found the gluten allergy. Igor said, of the SCIO scan, “His levels ( relating to gluten allergy) were off the charts.”
The SCIO machine measures a reported 10,000 frequencies found in an athletes body, associates some with a variety of allergies and illnesses based on prior experience and association of readings off the machine to allergies and health issues. Igor is one of the best known doctors using the SCIO analyzer. He also has experience with Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and has been injecting electrical current into people for many years. The SCIO injects current flow into a variety of spots on the athletes’ body through lie detector like bands. Some acupuncturists also inject current flow through the needles, at strategic spots, in line with injuries or pain ridden points. This current flow is usually the type that car accident victims receive, though pads, and the blue gel electro paste that reduces skin resistance to the flow of the injected current.




Djokovic said of Cetkovic, “He’s a good psychologist.”
One of the symptoms of wheat allergy can be shortness of breath, the symptoms Djokovic showed in several matches and not just the Davis cup default.
An immune system allergy reaction against the muscle tissue can occur for years before it becomes diagnosed. If this happens to an athlete like Djokovic recovery time and muscle strength are affected. Another example is the autoimmune reaction that occurs in asthma, a well known breathing condition which can be induced by grain ingestion. If this happens to an athlete, lung function and oxygen capacity affected reduces the athletes aerobic capacity and creates shortness of breath, one of Djokovic’s main symptoms. The heat really made it worse for Djokovic at the Australian, as heat affects the lungs extremely if wheat allergy is truly an issue. There was some debate about his defaults, whether they were the result of mental energy lapses, or a true physical problem, and not just a mental beat down! Djokovic really needed a nutritional psychologist.
Ian Hart is a well know fitness athlete, and he was featured on the cover of fitness magazine. He had a wheat allergy and did not know it. Here is a video of him explaining what happened to him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDdu5kNtXPU&feature=player_embedded#! Ian hart.

Nutritional psychology
David Levitsky is a professor of both nutrition and psychology at Cornell University. He said, regarding glutenous wheat allergies, "It's mostly mental energy you're talking about, not energy supplied to muscle tissues," Mental energy causes you to win or lose in tennis. That’s why so many players are psych artists. An growing number of players are now nutritional experts. When I first started playing the game in 1968, no one cared about what they ate or cross training. The Aussies were famous for drinking rounds of beer after slam matches, and what is beer made of? Fermented hops and barley. Barley is one of the foods that can cause gluten allergy.
An allergy is different than celiac disease. It’s called celiac in the U.S., and coeliac elsewhere. Levitsky said, “Celiac disease sufferers can incur far-reaching health effects from eating gluten, including the inability to absorb nutrients.” Celiac literally has a latin root: of or relating to the abdomen, or the core, that so many tennis players use on every shot in the game! The coeliac term was first used in 1662. It’s from the Latin coeliacus, from the Greek koiliakos, from koilia cavity, from koilos hollow cave.

Levitsky, the nutrional psychologist, said, “A gluten-free diet might have benefits for those with mild allergies, or even no allergy at all. The other part of the story is, if you believe in a cause of your disorder, it becomes the cause. We see this in many different studies. If you believe it, you change your behavior in the direction of being cured. If you believe it, you change your behavior in the direction of being cured."
That’s where Djokovics’ psychologically oriented nutritionist came into play. Igor convinced Djokovic that his breathing problems and endurance problems were caused by a physically induced gluten allergy.
Levitsky seems to be implying that Djokovic was not allergic to gluten, but only thinks he was.
In tennis, mental energy is extremely important. The level of mental concentration required is enormous, for each point played, and in most matches the gladiators battle for hundreds of points. In a real gladiatorial contest, the matches lasted as long as the first error. When you are fighting to the death, you have to train to avoid that first mistake.

Djokovic said in April, 2011, "I have lost some weight but it's only helped me because my movement is much sharper now and I feel great physically.”
The gluten-free diet didn't turn Djokovic into a world beating dominant player. He was a Grand Slam champion and No. 3 in the world while eating glutenous proteins. But he lost weight. Nadal is now gaining weight. There is no other top player playing right now as thin as Djokovic. He is like zero body fat then. He is starving thin. He does not have any body fat. He is solitary confinement thin. The change may have turned him into a faster, more fit tennis player or it may have simply made him more confident that he was a faster, more fit tennis player. Confidence is directly related to how fast you feel on the court!
There seems to be a one to one direct correlation between zero body fat and confidence with several top players. Look at Mardy Fish. He put together a streak of 16 wins out of 18 matches shortly after losing 30 lbs, and Roddick also played better after a weight loss caused by Larry Stefanki work outs, as did Verdasco after teaming up with Gil Reyes in the Las Vegas desert, running up that horribly hot hill Agassi used to run up. He came within two forehand winners of beating Nadal at the Australian semi final. He needed 97 forehand winners, not 95! Nadal was doing really well when he was far thinner. Now that his weight is going up his game is heading south, along with his waist line. Seles never recovered after gaining 30lbs after her stabbing. Those extra 30lbs around her belly were not exactly intimidating!
Djokovic is another level up before meeting Igor. He was a little bit of a head case before meeting Igor in June of 2010, and now he is thin and confident. If you gasp in shock about how thin a player is, their game improvement may be equally shocking. His forehand used to break down under pressure, and now it’s from another planet.
Federer said, “I don’t play like that. I believe in hard work.”, regarding Djokovics’ ridiculous forehand winner. He was match point down in the us open semi final against Federer’s serve, 40-15. That was the single best return I’ve ever seen in my life!
Food manufacturers, and celiac sufferers are among the folks who know just how widely grains are used in modern food, beer, medicine coatings, and dinner fare.
The obvious whole wheat products are bread, pasta, pies, breakfast cereals, biscuits and cakes while wheat is also widely used as a filler, coating or thickener in many other foods.
Wheat is found in sausages and the breadcrumb coatings, fish fingers, as well as being used as a thickener in gravies and sauces, including oriental ones such as soy sauce which has whole wheat in it. Grain-barley-based alcoholic beverages are also out of bounds for coeliacs and for Djokovic.
Wheat subspecies (such as spelt, semolina and durum) and related species such as barley, rye, triticale and Kamut also induce the gluten allergy symptoms.
*spelt
*wheat
*semolina
*durum
*barley
*rye
*triticale
*kamut
Food which replace the gluten proteins most commonly used are, potato, corn or other flours such as rice, potato, etc, to make gluten-free bread, pasta and biscuits, which are almost palatable for celiacs. Many complain of addiction to the very thing that is killing them.
Wheat protein replacements:
• Rice

• Beans

• Potatoes

• Sweet potatoes

• Winter squash

• Lentils
• Buckwheat

Did the gluten free diet improve Djokovic’s performance? Or was it the other things his doctor, Igor Cetkovic did for him? Igor put Djokovic on a diet of: no white: sugar, fat, salt, flour, and began a regular injection using the SCIO machine: varying frequencies of electrical current into various parts of his body. The diet got rid of a lot of poisonous food that Djokovic was eating and caused his weight to go down rapidly.

kiteboard
10-30-2011, 09:18 AM
The SCIO machine injects these currents through bands that are attached to the forehead, the chest, the arms, the wrists, and the ankles with electro gel to reduce the resistance of the skin to electricity. It’s almost like a lie detector test kind of thing.
Djokovic also has used the **** chamber at the US open, which simulates 10,000 feet of altitude, only about 25 or so in the world. He uses this machine when he goes to the U.S. open, as one of his friends has one, in New Jersey area. He stays there with him during the tournament. The friend is a tennis fanatic and owns this chamber. It simulates high altitude and has an oxygenating effect on red blood cells, as if you were training at high areas.



From WSJ article: “The machine, which is made by a California-based company called **** Systems and hasn't been banned by any sports governing bodies, is one of only 20 or so in the world. Unlike the increasingly trendy $5,000 hyperbaric chambers many professional athletes use to saturate the blood with oxygen and stimulate healing, the **** is a considerably more-ambitious contraption. It uses a computer-controlled valve and a vacuum pump to simulate high altitude and compress the muscles at rhythmic intervals.”
Igor told Djokovic to stay off the mobile phone, and not to sleep near electrical equipment, due to the emf field induced into your brain. Igor also complains about the pollution in the world, and how good clean air and food and walking barefoot in the sand on the beach is great for your health. It connects you to the earth and its energies. It’s sort of like detoxifying for your body and recommended by Chinese medicine practitioners.
Some folks adopt the gluten free diet because they developed a gluten sensitivity or a related illness, but the implications for athletes who are not obviously sick or allergic are they may often be able to improve their performance and endurance by going on a gluten free diet. The gluten free diet means less immune system overload in the lower intestinal area.

For some of us more so than others: Gluten is not so good!
• Gluten can block nutrient absorption in the lower intestines.
• Worse intestine absorption of positive nutrients and better function in general.
• Increased intestinal inflammation caused by gluten products.
• Slower recovery time after match play.
• Less oxygen absorption into the blood stream from the lungs due to more asthmatic reaction…
Gluten can cause all of these problems without the victim ever knowing it or his family or team mates or doctor realizing what’s going on. Venus has been diagnosed with Srojens syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that may be related to gluten allergy, (She should book an appointment with Igor Cetkovic.)
For example, an autoimmune reaction against the muscle tissue can occur for years before it becomes clinically recognized. If this happens to an athlete, recovery time and muscle strength are affected. Another example is the autoimmune reaction that occurs in asthma (a well known condition induced by grain ingestion). If this happens to an athlete, lung function and oxygen capacity are affected, thus reducing the athletes ability to last in the tough points.

Gluten can be hidden in salad dressing, in ketchup, in all barley alcohol like beer. The coating around your pill is possibly derived from wheat starch or other commonly used additives and preservatives. Your doctor will most likely not consider his prescription as a source of gluten, but exposure through medicine is very common and can block your full performance, energy and health.
Gluten can be hidden in more than just bread, pasta, and cereal. Learning how to identify the potential for hidden gluten is a must for sufferers or serious dieters. Cross contamination of your food is also a major issue. Knowing how to avoid contaminated foods will save you from major health setbacks.
From Wikipedia:
Coeliac disease


Biopsy of small intestine showing coeliac disease.

Coeliac disease ( /ˈsiːli.æk/; spelled celiac disease in North America[1]) is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy onward. Symptoms include chronic diarrhoea, failure to thrive (in children), and fatigue, but these may be absent, and symptoms in other organ systems have been described.
A growing portion of diagnoses are being made in asymptomatic persons as a result of increased screening;[2] the condition is thought to affect between 1 in 1,750 and 1 in 105 people in the United States.[3] Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction to gliadin, a prolamin (gluten protein) found in wheat, and similar proteins found in the crops of the tribe Triticeae (which includes other common grains such as barley and rye). Upon exposure to gliadin, and specifically to three peptides found in prolamins, the enzyme tissue transglutaminase modifies the protein, and the immune system cross-reacts with the small-bowel tissue, causing an inflammatory reaction. That leads to a truncating of the villi lining the small intestine (called villous atrophy). This interferes with the absorption of nutrients, because the intestinal villi are responsible for absorption. The only known effective treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet.[4] While the disease is caused by a reaction to wheat proteins, it is not the same as wheat allergy.
Signs and symptoms
Severe coeliac disease leads to the characteristic symptoms of pale, loose and greasy stool (steatorrhoea), and weight loss or failure to gain weight (in young children). People with milder coeliac disease may have symptoms that are much more subtle and occur in other organs rather than the bowel itself. It is also possible to have coeliac disease without any symptoms whatsoever.[4] Many adults with subtle disease only have fatigue or anaemia.[2]
Gastrointestinal
The diarrhoea that is characteristic of coeliac disease is (chronic) pale, voluminous and malodorous. Abdominal pain and cramping, bloatedness with abdominal distension (thought to be due to fermentative production of bowel gas) and mouth ulcers[7] may be present. As the bowel becomes more damaged, a degree of lactose intolerance may develop.[4] Frequently, the symptoms are ascribed to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), only later to be recognised as coeliac disease; a small proportion of patients with symptoms of IBS have underlying coeliac disease, and screening for coeliac disease is recommended for those with IBS symptoms.[8]
Coeliac disease leads to an increased risk of both adenocarcinoma (small intestine cancer) and lymphoma of the small bowel (enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma or EATL). This risk returns to baseline with diet. Longstanding and untreated disease may lead to other complications, such as ulcerative jejunitis (ulcer formation of the small bowel) and stricturing (narrowing as a result of scarring with obstruction of the bowel).[9]
Other grains
Wheat subspecies (such as spelt, semolina and durum) and related species such as barley, rye, triticale and Kamut also induce symptoms of coeliac disease.[19] A small minority of coeliac patients also react to oats.[4] It is most probable that oats produce symptoms due to cross contamination with other grains in the fields or in the distribution channels. Generally, oats are therefore not recommended.[19]

kiteboard
10-30-2011, 09:18 AM
Other cereals such as maize (corn), millet, sorghum, teff, rice, and wild rice are safe for patients to consume, as well as non cereals such as amaranth, quinoa or buckwheat.[19][20] Non-cereal carbohydrate-rich foods such as potatoes and bananas do not contain gluten and do not trigger symptoms.[19]
Pathophysiology
Coeliac disease appears to be polyfactorial, both in that more than one genetic factor can cause the disease and that more than one factor is necessary for the disease to manifest in a patient.
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Risk modifiers
A 2005 prospective and observational study found that timing of the exposure to gluten in childhood was an important risk modifier. People exposed to wheat, barley, or rye before the gut barrier has fully developed (within the first three months after birth) had five times the risk of developing coeliac disease relative to those exposed at four to six months after birth. Those exposed even later than six months after birth were found to have only a slightly increased risk relative to those exposed at four to six months after birth.[50] A study conducted in 2006 showed that early introduction of grains was protective against grain allergies; however, this study explicitly excluded any participants found to have coeliac disease and therefore offers no help in this regard.[51] Breastfeeding may also reduce risk. A meta-analysis indicates that prolonging breastfeeding until the introduction of gluten-containing grains into the diet was associated with a 52% reduced risk of developing coeliac disease in infancy; whether this persists into adulthood is not clear.[52]
Diagnosis
There are several tests that can be used to assist in diagnosis. The level of symptoms may determine the order of the tests, but all tests lose their usefulness if the patient is already taking a gluten-free diet. Intestinal damage begins to heal within weeks of gluten being removed from the diet, and antibody levels decline over months. For those who have already started on a gluten-free diet, it may be necessary to perform a re-challenge with some gluten-containing food in one meal a day over 2–6 weeks before repeating the investigations.[17]
Treatment
At present, the only effective treatment is a life-long gluten-free diet.[19] No medication exists that will prevent damage or prevent the body from attacking the gut when gluten is present. Strict adherence to the diet allows the intestines to heal, leading to resolution of all symptoms in most cases and, depending on how soon the diet is begun, can also eliminate the heightened risk of osteoporosis and intestinal cancer and in some cases sterility.[67] Dietitian input is generally requested to ensure the patient is aware which foods contain gluten, which foods are safe, and how to have a balanced diet despite the limitations. In many countries, gluten-free products are available on prescription and may be reimbursed by health insurance plans.
The diet can be cumbersome; failure to comply with the diet may cause relapse. The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence.[68] The exact level at which gluten is harmless is uncertain and controversial. A recent systematic review tentatively concluded that consumption of less than 10 mg of gluten per day is unlikely to cause histological abnormalities, although it noted that few reliable studies had been done.[68] Regulation of the label gluten-free varies widely by country. In the United States, the FDA issued regulations in 2007 limiting the use of "gluten-free" in food products to those with less than 20 ppm of gluten.[69][70] The current international Codex Alimentarius standard allows for 20 ppm of gluten in so-called "gluten-free" foods.[71] Gluten-free products are usually more expensive and harder to find than common gluten-containing foods.[72] Since ready-made products often contain traces of gluten, some coeliacs may find it necessary to cook from scratch.[73]
Even while on a diet, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) may be lower in people with coeliac disease. Studies in the United States have found that quality of life becomes comparable to the general population after staying on the diet, while studies in Europe have found that quality of life remains lower, although the surveys are not quite the same.[74] Men tend to report more improvement than women.[75] Some have persisting digestive symptoms or dermatitis herpetiformis, mouth ulcers, osteoporosis and resultant fractures. Symptoms suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome may be present, and there is an increased rate of anxiety, fatigue, dyspepsia and musculoskeletal pain.[76]
Social and religious issues
In the Christian Eucharist a wafer or small piece of wheat bread is eaten (see Sacramental bread). A typical wafer weighs about half a gram[87] Wheat flour contains around 10 to 13% gluten, so a single communion wafer may have more than 50 mg of gluten, an amount which will harm the health of many coeliac patients especially if consumed every day (see Diet above). Many Christian churches offer their communicants gluten-free alternatives, usually in the form of a rice-based cracker or gluten-free bread. These include United Methodist, Christian Reformed, Episcopal, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[88]
Roman Catholic position
Roman Catholic doctrine states that for a valid Eucharist, the bread must be made from wheat. In 2002, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith approved German-made low-gluten hosts, which meet all of the Catholic Church's requirements, for use in Italy; although not entirely gluten-free, they were also approved by the Italian Celiac Association.[89] Some Catholic coeliac sufferers have requested permission to use rice wafers; such petitions have always been denied.[90] The issue is more complex for priests. Though a Catholic (lay or ordained) receiving the Eucharist under either form (bread or wine) is receiving Christ "whole and entire"—his body, blood, soul, and divinity—the priest, who is acting in persona Christi, is required to receive under both species when offering Mass—not for the validity of his Communion, but for the fullness of the sacrifice of the Mass. On 24 July 2003, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stated, "Given the centrality of the celebration of the Eucharist in the life of a priest, one must proceed with great caution before admitting to Holy Orders those candidates unable to ingest gluten or alcohol without serious harm."[91]
As of January 2004, an extremely low-gluten host became available in the United States. The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri, produce low-gluten hosts safe for coeliacs and also approved by the Catholic Church for use at Mass. The hosts are made and packaged in a dedicated wheat-free, gluten-free environment. Gluten-content analysis found no detectable amount of gluten, though the reported gluten content is 0.01% as that was the lowest limit of detection possible with the utilised analysis technique. In an article from the Catholic Review (15 February 2004), Dr. Alessio Fasano was quoted as declaring these hosts "perfectly safe for celiac sufferers."[92]
Passover
The Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover) may present problems with its obligation to eat matzo, which is unleavened bread made in a strictly controlled manner from wheat, barley, spelt, oats, or rye. This rules out many other grains that are normally used as substitutes for people with gluten sensitivity, especially for Ashkenazi Jews, who also avoid rice. Many kosher-for-Passover products avoid grains altogether and are therefore gluten-free. Potato starch is the primary starch used to replace the grains. Consuming matzo is mandatory on the first night of Pesach only. Jewish law holds that a person should not seriously endanger one's health in order to fulfil a commandment. Thus, a person with severe coeliac disease is not required, or even allowed, to eat any matzo other than gluten-free matzo. The most commonly used gluten-free matzo is made from oats.[93]
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Gluten Intolerance Symptoms,
A growing number of indivduals are wondering if they are suffering from gluten intolerance symptoms or celiac disease symptoms and researching gluten sensitivity. I aim to help you determine whether or not you’re experiencing gluten intolerance symptoms or symptoms of a wheat allergy (these two conditions are not the same thing), and then if you require, help you through a new world of gluten-free cuisines. Being gluten intolerant shouldn’t stop you from living a healthy, happy life.
• What is Gluten?
• What Is Gluten Intolerance?
• What Are Gluten Intolerance Symptoms?
• Is Gluten Intolerance a Wheat Allergy?
• What is Celiac Disease? What Are Celiac Disease Symptoms?
• What Is Gluten Ataxia?
• Can Adults Develop Food Allergies or Gluten Intolerance?
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Specifically, I hope to help you understand the difference between symptoms of wheat intolerance and gluten intolerance symptoms (or gluten allergy symptoms). Many mistake these to be the same, but they’re not! Please note this guide does not use wheat and gluten interchangeably as they are two distinct terms. Also, it is possible to experience celiac disease symptoms but test negative for celiac disease, which you’ll sometimes see spelled coeliac disease or coeliac sprue disease, or with the clinical label gluten enteropathy. You may also see celiac disease abbreviated as CD.

kiteboard
10-30-2011, 09:19 AM
What is Gluten?
Gluten is not a protein itself but rather a protein composite, composed of the proteins glutenin and gliadin (in wheat), secalin (in rye) and hordein (in barley), which are elastic proteins in the protein family known as prolamins. Gluten is insoluble in water and comes from the endosperm (see the accompanying picture) within the seeds of grass-related grains.

Gluten Origin
Gluten exists in the grass-like grains wheat, barley, rye, kamut and spelt. Gluten provides an elasticity and glue-like capacity to hold its flour products together and provide them with a chewy texture. Some argue that other grains, including rice, corn and oats, contain some form of gluten, even if it is not the gluten with the profile of peptides associated with any form of gluten sensitivity. Others argue that the peptide sequences in these grains do not have the unique qualities that define gluten as it is widely understood, particularly as it is understood in wheat. For the sake of studying gluten intolerance, these other grains are considered safe as their protein profiles do not match the profiles of the troublesome grains. Oats, however, usually must be avoided because oats are often harvested and processed alongside wheat and thus may be cross-contaminated. You can see how the question what is gluten can be surprisingly difficult to answer in a concise manner.
While western civilization has come to rely on gluten not only as an important nutritional protein but also as a utility for obtaining a desired texture and elasticity in foods, in recent years some substantial and controversial studies suggest our bodies may not tolerate and digest gluten as well as everyone had always assumed. It is worth noting that some people believe this applies to everyone, and not just people suffering from some degree of gluten sensitivity.
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Celiac Disease Symptoms
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Because they develop after consuming gluten, celiac disease symptoms are often misinterpreted as signs of more common digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. But celiac sprue disease is an autoimmune disease, and often the most insidious and serious celiac disease symptoms are not as tangible and immediate as more common gastrointestinal symptoms. Celiac disease may manifest itself differently in different people, so it is challenging to isolate a checklist of celiac symptoms and expect patients to identify their own celiac disease symptoms.
Since the symptoms of celiac disease can be so complex and varied, they require a comprehensive discussion. Below you will find a Table of Contents with a clickable outline you can use to jump to a specific section. Then in each section, you will find links back to the outline so you can select a different section. Within each topic you will find links to more celiac disease or gluten intolerance resources you may consult to clarify and deepen your understanding of the symptoms and signs of celiac disease.
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It all begins in your gut: your immune system reacts to consuming gluten by attacking and causing severe damage to the lining of your small intestine, particularly to the villi or microvilli. This damage prevents your small intestine from absorbing nutrients your body needs from the food you eat and allows proteins and toxins to pass through your intestinal wall into your bloodstream (a phenomenon sometimes referred to as leaky gut syndrome). And thus manifest the many celiac disease symptoms I discuss here.
What Is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is commonly referred to as gluten intolerance, although the clinical distinction between the two terms is more complicated. Gluten is a protein composite mostly found in grassy grains like barley, rye, spelt and especially wheat. Gluten itself, however, is used in a broad range of products where you might not expect it.
Celiac disease (CD), also referred to as coeliac disease, celiac sprue disease, coeliac sprue disease and sometimes just gluten intolerance, refers to an autoimmune disease where one’s body responds to gluten by attacking itself. Basically, your body over-reacts to gluten by producing a high concentration of specific antibodies. Here is a clinical or technical definition of celiac disease:

Celiac Disease Symptoms
One confusing part is that celiac disease is not a wheat allergy. You might suffer from a wheat allergy yet not be gluten intolerant and you might be gluten intolerant but not suffer from a wheat allergy. Wheat allergies are not an autoimmune disease like celiac disease; instead a wheat allergy is an allergic reaction, like hay fever or a peanut allergy. Wheat allergy symptoms occur when mast cells and basophils in your body react to IgE (or Immunoglobulin E).
While the most pronounced effect celiac disease will trigger occurs in your small intestine along the intestinal wall and its villi (or microvilli), the more we understand this autoimmune disease the more we realize it may affect far more of our anatomy than we previously assumed. Celiac disease can develop at any stage of your life. It has been diagnosed in babies and it has been diagnosed in the elderly. Adult onset celiac disease is not uncommon.
Celiac Disease Symptoms and Signs
Return to Beginning of Celiac Disease Symptoms
While the effects of celiac disease are not entirely understood yet and may be more far-reaching than we currently realize, the main effect we do understand is this: over time, people with celiac disease have a high concentration of antibodies (AGA, EMA and Anti-tTG) that attack their intestinal lining. These antibodies cause intestinal inflammation and gradually atrophy the tiny finger-like hairs along the intestinal wall called villi or microvilli. These villi absorb nutrients from foods as they pass through the intestine.
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When these villi are worn down, several things happen. First you are less able to absorb nutrients from the food you consume, causing even people with healthy diets to manifest symptoms of malnutrition or malabsorption. Secondly, because these foods aren’t as well-digested earlier in the intestine, they catalyze various problems later in the digestive tract, which include constipation and increased toxicity in your intestinal tract. And third, because the intestinal wall is less protected, the gluten peptides triggering this problem can pass across your intestinal wall and into your bloodstream, further exacerbating the autoimmune response.
The phenomenon where proteins, toxins and perhaps more pass through the intestinal membrane and into the blood is often called leaky gut syndrome. In the past, the term leaky gut syndrome was used by alternative medicine practitioners, but recent research by Dr. Alessio Fasano, professor of pediatrics and physiology and director of the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland, suggests an association between intestinal permeability and not only celiac disease, but other autoimmune diseases as well.
But what are the exact symptoms of celiac disease, you may be asking at this point. Well it isn’t an easy list to compile, but here goes my attempt.
The signs and symptoms of celiac disease differs with each individual. The symptoms sometimes look like the symptoms of other digestive diseases. This disease is many times confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and many of the symptoms overlap with the symptoms of conditions like lactose intolerance, candida infections, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. Some people report not having any symptoms at all. There are over 250 documented celiac symptoms, which makes listing all symptoms feel pretty futile, but I will try here anyways as I really want to help my readers identify and treat their ailments.
Celiac Disease Symptoms and Signs
While the effects of celiac disease are not entirely understood yet and may be more far-reaching than we currently realize, the main effect we do understand is this: over time, people with celiac disease have a high concentration of antibodies (AGA, EMA and Anti-tTG) that attack their intestinal lining. These antibodies cause intestinal inflammation and gradually atrophy the tiny finger-like hairs along the intestinal wall called villi or microvilli. These villi absorb nutrients from foods as they pass through the intestine.
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When these villi are worn down, several things happen. First you are less able to absorb nutrients from the food you consume, causing even people with healthy diets to manifest symptoms of malnutrition or malabsorption. Secondly, because these foods aren’t as well-digested earlier in the intestine, they catalyze various problems later in the digestive tract, which include constipation and increased toxicity in your intestinal tract. And third, because the intestinal wall is less protected, the gluten peptides triggering this problem can pass across your intestinal wall and into your bloodstream, further exacerbating the autoimmune response.
But what are the exact symptoms of celiac disease, you may be asking at this point. Well it isn’t an easy list to compile, but here goes my attempt.
Inclusive Celiac Disease Symptoms List:
• Abdominal pain
• Bloating
• Constipation, specifically Celiac Disease Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Weight loss
• Vomiting
• Delayed growth, stunted growth or Failure to Thrive
• Gluten Ataxia
• Sjogren’s Disease
• Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
• Turner Syndrome
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Type 1 Diabetes
• Autism
• Anemia
• Arthritis
• Bone loss
• Bone pain
• Depression, irritability or Celiac Depression
• Fatigue
• Infertility
• Joint pain
• Mouth sores or mouth ulcers
• Seizures, Epilepsy
• Numbness or tingling in the patient’s hands and feet
• Stomach pain
• Gas
• Foul smelling or bloody stools
• Hypoglycemia
• Hair loss (Alopecia)
• Lactose intolerance
• Teeth and gum problems
• Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies
• Dermatitis Herpetiformis (a skin rash)
• Osteoporosis
• Steatorrhea (high fat or lipids within the stool or feces); often causes floating stools
In addition, it may be critical to mention that often times we may experience silent celiac disease symptoms, which make the disease all the more insidious and troublesome, especially among otherwise healthy adults. Latent celiac disease symptoms may make diagnosis difficult as well. A latent celiac disease symptom is a delayed symptom that may seem to come and go while not occurring consistently, making it difficult to define as a celiac symptom rather than a symptom of an altogether unrelated condition.
Celiac Disease Causes
There still is not a definitive and 100 percent cause of celiac disease. It is believed that the disease is genetic in nature. Research is still being done to understand this disease. Fundamentally you could best boil it down to a genetic vulnerability somehow being exploited by a trigger. Some might think the trigger is gluten, but in fact, some people with the celiac disease gene can eat gluten without difficulty for decades without celiac disease manifesting itself. Something is triggering the transition from genetic vulnerability to disease manifestation.
The nearest theory at this point seems to indicate a possible relation to a change in the bacteria of your gut. For that reason, more and more people are recommending probiotics as a means of helping you treat celiac disease. Additionally, some evidence suggests a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and celiac disease. Still more anecdotal evidence suggests environmental issues could trigger problems, which is one reason many celiac specialists recommend not only strictly adhering to a gluten-free diet, but also strictly adhering to a diet containing all natural and organic foods.
Diagnosing Celiac Disease Symptoms
A blood test can help determine if the special antibodies (AGA, EMA and Anti-tTG) are present in your blood. If the test comes back positive an intestinal biopsy is done to test a piece of your small intestine. A biopsy is then done after several months of being diagnosed with the disease to see how you are responding to treatment. Additionally a genetic test (to look for the HLA-DQ8 or HLA-DQ2 genes) can be done to see if you are considered at risk for the disease. Usually these tests are combined to pinpoint celiac disease as the culprit and not another similarly manifesting condition such as Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis.
Celiac disease is still misdiagnosed most of the time because the symptoms resemble many other diseases. In particular, if you’ve ever been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or lactose intolerance, I suggest you discuss your situation and the possibility of celiac disease with your doctor. These are two of the most common misdiagnoses made related to celiac disease symptoms, and gluten intolerance statistics strongly indicate that a majority of celiac disease sufferers have not been diagnosed and thus are not being treated.
Treating Celiac Disease Symptoms
The one proven way to manage celiac disease is to eliminate all gluten from your life. Many of the foods that contain gluten are grains, particularly grassy grains like rye, barley, spelt and wheat, and other high carbohydrate foods. But unfortunately, gluten may also hide away in unexpected places, like as a filler or binder for pills and supplements and a texturizer for sauces (like barbecue sauces) and other foods. Thus adapting to a gluten-free diet means you must do more than just avoid wheat products.
However, please don’t despair. You will find plenty of other tasty foods you can still eat and easily maintain a healthy balance and lifestyle. More and more manufacturers support a gluten-free lifestyle with increased quantity and quality of gluten-free foods and you will find more online and offline resources to assist you on your way today than ever before. You will find the path to healing your celiac disease symptoms significantly more smooth and accessible now than it was just a few years ago.
Many people have found that their symptoms improve within a couple of weeks of changing their diet, but for some who have gone undiagnosed for a long time it may take much longer to recuperate. But let me be clear: a disciplined and completely gluten-free diet is a must. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can just reduce gluten or occasionally cheat by sneaking in an occasional gluten-containing food. You must commit to totally gluten-free diet.
As I mentioned earlier, I recommend both probiotics (especially Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus reuteri) and a vitamin D supplement to aid your body in repairing your intestine and get back to health.
I also recommend you take a comprehensive gluten-free vitamin and mineral supplement along with gluten-free enzymes because you have probably been suffering from malnutrition and you need to recuperate from your insufficient intake of vital nutrients. Some evidence suggests L-Glutamine may help heal the small intestine just as it helps repair muscles.
Additionally, you may need to supplement your diet with a lactase supplement as people with recently diagnosed celiac disease or gluten intolerance are often also lactose intolerant. Make sure it is a gluten-free enzyme supplement. As your gut heals with a strict and healthy gluten-free diet, it is likely it will produce lactase on its own again. Again, make sure all of them are gluten-free supplements. This may require contacting the manufacturer as labeling isn’t always explicit.
Most importantly, however, I urge you to consult both your doctor and a nutritionist as you approach this endeavor.
"It is crucial that anyone who goes on this diet makes sure that they adequately replace the missing carbohydrate sources with alternative non-gluten foods such as corn, potatoes, rice, and legumes," adds Love.
The diet can be limiting at first, but you have lots of choices for complex carbohydrates that are naturally gluten-free, such as:
• Rice
• Beans
• Potatoes
• Buckwheat
• Sweet potatoes
• Winter squash
• Lentils
Common Misconception
In addition to ensuring one ingests enough gluten-free carbohydrates, Love stresses that this diet is not for those seeking weight loss or healthier living.
"While the average consumer or tennis player may think this approach can improve their health or weight loss, he/she may risk cutting out too many of his important energy sources in the diet," said Love. "The diet is not meant for weight loss; it is simply a diet to avoid GI irritants such as an allergy diet."

kiteboard
10-30-2011, 09:20 AM
Doctor Igor Cetkovic: From his web site:
Dr. Igor Četojević, Medical Doctor and acupuncturist, qualified at the Medical University of Sarajevo in 1988. He then studied Chinese Traditional Medicine at The European Center for Peace and Development in Belgrade, Yugoslavia with advanced seminars and hospital experience in Beijing, China. He also holds a diploma from The Indian Institute of Magnetotherapy, New Delhi. He has done intensive research on how geopathic and other radiation affects people’s health and well being and what can be done to minimize its negative influence.
While on a lecture tour in South Africa in 2001, Dr.Igor was introduced to the QXCI biofeedback system. Sensing that this was a revolutionary tool he traveled to Budapest to meet its inventor, Prof. William Nelson. Applying his vast medical knowledge in conjunction with the QXCI and now the more advanced SCIO, has produced remarkable results for his patients. He is now one of the leading SCIO practitioners and trainers, offering presentations at the World QX Conference in Budapest and advanced seminars.
After attending many international conferences as well as chalking up countless hours of practice, Dr. Igor is now an Advanced International Instructor for Quantum Technologies and Managing Director of Quantum Medicum (Belgrade). During 2010 - 2011, Dr. Igor worked with the Serbian tennis star, Novak Djokovic, helping him to reach the number one ranking in the tennis world.



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Dr. Igor Četojević, Medical Doctor and acupuncturist, qualified at the Medical University of Sarajevo in 1988. He then studied Chinese Traditional Medicine at The European Center for Peace and Development in Belgrade, Yugoslavia with advanced seminars and hospital experience in Beijing, China. He also holds a diploma from The Indian Institute of Magnetotherapy, New Delhi. He has done intensive research on how geopathic and other radiation affects people’s health and well being and what can be done to minimize its negative influence.
While on a lecture tour in South Africa in 2001, Dr.Igor was introduced to the QXCI biofeedback system. Sensing that this was a revolutionary tool he traveled to Budapest to meet its inventor, Prof. William Nelson. Applying his vast medical knowledge in conjunction with the QXCI and now the more advanced SCIO, has produced remarkable results for his patients. He is now one of the leading SCIO practitioners and trainers, offering presentations at the World QX Conference in Budapest and advanced seminars.
After attending many international conferences as well as chalking up countless hours of practice, Dr. Igor is now an Advanced International Instructor for Quantum Technologies and Managing Director of Quantum Medicum (Belgrade). During 2010 - 2011, Dr. Igor worked with the Serbian tennis star, Novak Djokovic, helping him to reach the number one ranking in the tennis world.





We are living in a time of great transition on many levels. We can see that the pace of change is accelerating; the ease and speed of global communication, the availability of information, advances in technology that make our lives easier and more pleasant and medical marvels that were unthinkable in the past.

However, a hindrance to enjoying the more positive aspects of these technological advances is the fact that most people are still stuck in an outmoded way of thinking left over from the beginning of the “technical era” and industrial revolution. It all started with the so-called Newtonian concept of a mechanical universe. Science grew into a separate field and a system of medicine developed that viewed each part of the body as a separate unit rather than an intrinsic part of a whole organism.

So-called “alternative” or “complementary” therapies are based on the ancient concept that the body is a “whole”. That’s where the expression “holistic” comes from (I don’t what happened to the “w”!). More than that, each of our own individual body systems is connected to the whole of the universe. This concept is present in all religious and spiritual systems, expressed in different ways and often hidden from general practice, but it’s there if you have the curiosity, motivation and desire to look.
Older forms of medicine, many of which are still practised in the East and in rural societies include Tradition Chinese Medicine, Ayur Veda, Unani and the so-called “folk remedies” like herbs poultices and teas. More recent developments include homeopathy, Bach Flowers, Cranial-Sacral, Chiropractic, Sound and Colour therapies, REM, EFT, biofeedback, and many, many more. What all these modalities have in common is that they stimulate the body’s power to heal itself rather than address the symptoms of a disease and try to “fight” them.

The latest advances in science and mathematics are bringing us back to the holistic view. It has been proven mathematically that we exist in a minimum of 11 dimensions simultaneously and that all things are interconnected. There is so much more to us than the sum of our physical parts. Again, this information is readily available if you know where to look, but it is not broadcast because there is too much invested in the current model, especially regarding the pharmaceutical industry. Western medicine has made great strides in treatment for war and accident victims, trauma, etc., but is really not effective in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and optimising health.

It is not difficult to take the first steps to improved health. Once you realise that your own body has all the knowledge and the full capacity to heal itself you can take the reins and become responsible for your health. There is no magic pill or insurance policy that will make you healthy. You know that. The first thing you can do to help you body heal itself and work at its optimal level is to stop feeding it with toxins, so common in our world that we don’t even realise the harm they are doing and the level at which they compromise our health.

The most obvious of these toxins is the food that we eat. The body’s best diet is food grown naturally (organically), in season, in the place where we live. If you need some motivation to stop eating packaged foods just read the ingredients on the label! Most prepared foods and drinks you find in the supermarket contain many chemicals, preservatives, flavour enhancers, artificial colours and other additives that tax the body and sap its vital energy to cleanse itself. It is crucial to drink pure, clean water. Our body is more that 70% water. Refreshing it with plenty of CLEAN, pure water is key to removing toxin build-up.

We also put toxins into our system when we overuse use beauty and hygiene products. Many commercial brands are full of chemicals that, over time, can poison our system through our largest organ, our skin.

Other, more subtle toxins come from electromagnetic pollution. Move any electrical equipment at least one meter away from where you sleep. Avoid excessive use of you mobile phone or use a hands-free model so the telephone is not close to your head.

Where I live, in Cyprus, the air is still fairly clean. We have the opportunity to go up to the mountains and fill our lungs with fresh air and fresh energy or to walk barefoot on the beach almost all year around. Others are not so fortunate. Air pollution is another major source of toxins in modern life, introducing heavy metals into the body that take much of the body’s energy to remove.

Hopefully, you are intelligent enough to know how much damage smoking causes to your body. Avoid being around people who smoke and spending time in smoky areas.

Our body system is more than just our flesh and blood. Our physical health greatly depends on our mental and emotion hygiene. Exposure to negativity in the daily news is a mental toxin. Being in a bad relationship or bottling up one’s feelings are emotional toxins. These, too, need to be reduced or eliminated as an important measure of disease prevention.

In practising with the SCIO bio-feedback system, all these factors come up as energetic patterns. I can see exactly what is in balance and what is not. One thing I find most interesting is that in the “Emotion” panel so often “Desire for things to be different” shows up as high, and right next to it “Resistance to change.”

Developmental therapies are a great help to overcome the resistance to change that blocks us from living the life of freedom, health and happiness that we all so deeply crave.
Every person is unique. In my practice, I evaluate my patients from different perspectives and work out a healing strategy that is especially for them. In that way, we maximum their potential, resulting in OPTIMAL HEALTH, increased quality of life and disease prevention.

dozu
10-30-2011, 10:02 AM
so gluten is bad.

kiteboard
10-30-2011, 11:49 AM
For lots of people it is without them even knowing it, and it gets worse as the villi deteriorate, leading to lack of energy, and lots of other effects that often go totally undiagnosed, and undetected, and listed as other ailments, such as IBS. In jokers case, it caused flu like and asthma like symptoms.

sureshs
10-31-2011, 03:49 PM
I see this time and again. Newtonian world view and quantum world view have nothing to do with these things. The fact that there may be 11 dimensions is not of any relevance here. Most of these dimensions are coiled into areas which are unimaginably small. A human being does not exist in 11 dimensions nor is he in a state of quantum coherence. As things become macroscopic, the quantum nature becomes unmeasurably small.

Holistic medicine is not about the whole being larger than the sum of the parts. It is about alternative systems of medicine, like herbals and lifestyle issues. These are not dependent on quantum theory or 11 dimensions but just looking at the big picture and identifying issues like stress, anger, bad diet, connection between different issues, etc.

kiteboard
10-31-2011, 07:31 PM
This is just a line from Igor's site, not my belief. I'm sure it has nothing to do with tennis. On the court, there is the dimension of your shot quality, your movement quality, your tactical dimension, your fitness, your power/pace/spin/consistency, your serving ability and your returning quality, your speed, your grit, your view of the big picture, your ability to keep a level head under pressure, your mental energy, your physical energy, your self belief are the dimensions that count in a match. Igor turned Joker's energy around, his confidence, and his grit/speed improved.

sureshs
11-01-2011, 09:07 AM
This is just a line from Igor's site, not my belief.

Yes I knew that.

Quantum stuff is so weird that for many people, it acts like a scientific explanation of paranormal phenomena they want to believe in. Since particles can be in many places at once and can even go through barriers, so perhaps humans can appear mysteriously on the other side of a wall. Since time is a dimension like space and the place you are visiting is already there, perhaps the future is already there somewhere and a trained psychic can predict it. Since everything is connected to everything else by forces which span the whole universe, perhaps your destiny is really decided by the positions of stars and planets. And so on.

ahuimanu
11-01-2011, 09:35 AM
For lots of people it is without them even knowing it, and it gets worse as the villi deteriorate, leading to lack of energy, and lots of other effects that often go totally undiagnosed, and undetected, and listed as other ailments, such as IBS. In jokers case, it caused flu like and asthma like symptoms.
@Kiteboard, any suggestions on allergists or medical professionals etc. to get one properly diagnosed? My son definitely has allergies but hasn't been accurately diagnosed by a medical professional (my opinion) and its negatively affecting his lifestyle. Any thoughts are much appreciated! :)

sureshs
11-01-2011, 09:40 AM
There is a whole battery of chemical tests which systematically filter for the allergy cause.

MNPlayer
11-01-2011, 09:41 AM
@Kiteboard, any suggestions on allergists or medical professionals etc. to get one properly diagnosed? My son definitely has allergies but hasn't been accurately diagnosed by a medical professional (my opinion) and its negatively affecting his lifestyle. Any thoughts are much appreciated! :)

As far as I know, the only reliable test for allergies is challenge tests (add and remove foods one at a time and see the response), ideally double blind. Blood tests are notorious for false positives for example.

kiteboard
11-02-2011, 02:00 PM
Hey, the scio worked for joker. Google scio practioner in your area and set up an appointment! Lots of folks are using it now. Put him on the no gluten diet and see if he does better. It's mental energy not just physical energy that lets us play well. What does he believe is causing his ailments?

It is most interesting to me, that Dj turned his game and his energy so far around, after injection of electricity into his blood stream, and changing his diet. To be a good nutrionist, you have to be a good psychologist as well! Why aren't more people recognizing that?

MNPlayer
11-03-2011, 06:26 AM
Hey, the scio worked for joker. Google scio practioner in your area and set up an appointment! Lots of folks are using it now. Put him on the no gluten diet and see if he does better. It's mental energy not just physical energy that lets us play well. What does he believe is causing his ailments?

It is most interesting to me, that Dj turned his game and his energy so far around, after injection of electricity into his blood stream, and changing his diet. To be a good nutrionist, you have to be a good psychologist as well! Why aren't more people recognizing that?

Maybe it's all mental. Placebo anyone?

kiteboard
11-03-2011, 09:05 AM
Placebos work on some people. The power of suggestion is strong in some. If I hooked you up to a machine, and injected you with electricity, and told you, "Now you are going to be more integrated.", you might play better too.

MNPlayer
11-03-2011, 09:27 AM
Placebos work on some people. The power of suggestion is strong in some. If I hooked you up to a machine, and injected you with electricity, and told you, "Now you are going to be more integrated.", you might play better too.

Undoubtedly, the placebo effect can be extremely powerful. As long as you didn't charge me lots of money for the essentially meaningless "electricity injection", I would have no complaint. After all, if it is a placebo you could just pretend to do it and it would be equally effective (as long as I believe in it).

kiteboard
11-03-2011, 11:19 PM
Tell Djkokovic his injections were meaningless. Plenty of people have not believed in placebos and they worked anyway. Plenty of people have believed in them and had no result at all. Lots of placebo double blind tests out there prove that over and over again. Why does a sugar pill work when it shouldn't? Tell them it's a placebo and it still works. The mental process of belief goes far beyond a sugar pill. How many of you take gatorade (32 grams of sugar) or 5hr. energy (caffeine) out there every day, or drink coffee, or tea, and know it has nothing to do with our true energy to play the game? Desire is not synonymous to belief. Nor is speed or will power or confidence.

MNPlayer
11-07-2011, 05:36 AM
Tell Djkokovic his injections were meaningless. Plenty of people have not believed in placebos and they worked anyway. Plenty of people have believed in them and had no result at all. Lots of placebo double blind tests out there prove that over and over again. Why does a sugar pill work when it shouldn't? Tell them it's a placebo and it still works. The mental process of belief goes far beyond a sugar pill. How many of you take gatorade (32 grams of sugar) or 5hr. energy (caffeine) out there every day, or drink coffee, or tea, and know it has nothing to do with our true energy to play the game? Desire is not synonymous to belief. Nor is speed or will power or confidence.

A placebo is a "therapy" that works *only* because the person believes in it. The therapy you mention is probably meaningless in that a sugar pill or any number of things could have worked equally well. The important thing is that one believes it works. I have nothing against the placebo effect, but I am not a huge fan of people that exploit it to make money by selling phony "electricity injections".

I think you misunderstand the placebo effect if you say double blind tests prove it - the whole point of double blind trials it to exclude the placebo effect and find remedies that are effective independent of belief. I suspect you would find caffiene to be effective in a double-blind test, by the way (NOT a placebo).

kiteboard
11-07-2011, 07:32 AM
Is acupuncture then just a placebo effect? Many of those practitioners use electricity through the needles and pads, as well as chiropractors for athletic and car accident victims. There are many machines you can buy that do this with pads and bands. It works for some whether they believe or not.

MNPlayer
11-07-2011, 11:10 AM
Is acupuncture then just a placebo effect? Many of those practitioners use electricity through the needles and pads, as well as chiropractors for athletic and car accident victims. There are many machines you can buy that do this with pads and bands. It works for some whether they believe or not.

Acupuncture is difficult to study double (or single) blind, as you can imagine. There are a few people that have tried to study it carefully and generally it does not seem to work beyond placebo levels.
Here's a nice little article on the difficulty of interpreting these kinds of studies: http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/05/another_acupuncture_study_misinterpreted.php

Chiropractic in general has a similar record - little or no objective evidence that it works. This is also hard to study though - these feel good types of "medicine" are hard to simulate for control group purposes. My bigger objection to Chiro however, is that their supposed mechanisms ("subluxations") have no scientific basis. One requirement for a therapy should be a plausible mechanism for why it *might* work.

I don't know much about use of electricity through pads/needles. That actually seems like it would be easier to study double-blind assuming the level of electricity isn't so high that the user feels it. Once again, I do wonder what the supposed mechanism is supposed to be. Do you have any references to peer-reviewed studies in reputable medical journals?

kiteboard
11-07-2011, 01:21 PM
There is more use with pro athletes, in recovery stage, such as the muscle pad stimulators, with high frequency, 750 ma max. injectors, but that level will burn the skin from personal use, and leave burn marks about the size of quarters where the pads were placed.

irj2005
12-05-2011, 02:37 AM
I have some interesting info about the so-called QXCI bio-feedback system.
You can find the whole story here
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004020583_miracle18m2.html
and more onfo about "Dr." Nelson aka Desire Dubounet here
http://www.pestiside.hu/20071207/transvestite-trouble-ii-leave-desire-dubounet-alone/
and here
http://www.pestiside.hu/20081113/is-this-the-final-curtain-for-hungarys-most-famous-expat-transvestite/
I have no news about him/her since 2008 and I hope I never will again. He is the king/queen of scammers and made some serious money on sick (and naive) people's hopes. He lived in a flashy villa in Budapest with his/her wife but since he was arrested at the airport his website is down. He managed to produce a film that you may find on google.
What a story...




Doctor Igor Cetkovic: From his web site:
Dr. Igor Četojević, Medical Doctor and acupuncturist, qualified at the Medical University of Sarajevo in 1988. He then studied Chinese Traditional Medicine at The European Center for Peace and Development in Belgrade, Yugoslavia with advanced seminars and hospital experience in Beijing, China. He also holds a diploma from The Indian Institute of Magnetotherapy, New Delhi. He has done intensive research on how geopathic and other radiation affects people’s health and well being and what can be done to minimize its negative influence.
While on a lecture tour in South Africa in 2001, Dr.Igor was introduced to the QXCI biofeedback system. Sensing that this was a revolutionary tool he traveled to Budapest to meet its inventor, Prof. William Nelson. Applying his vast medical knowledge in conjunction with the QXCI and now the more advanced SCIO, has produced remarkable results for his patients. He is now one of the leading SCIO practitioners and trainers, offering presentations at the World QX Conference in Budapest and advanced seminars.
After attending many international conferences as well as chalking up countless hours of practice, Dr. Igor is now an Advanced International Instructor for Quantum Technologies and Managing Director of Quantum Medicum (Belgrade). During 2010 - 2011, Dr. Igor worked with the Serbian tennis star, Novak Djokovic, helping him to reach the number one ranking in the tennis world.

GuyClinch
12-05-2011, 06:52 AM
Gluten is indeed bad for alot of people. But the reason partly is that we eat so much of it. The new book wheat belly details alot of this..

The thing is - and I realize I will get some blow back - but alot of grains/nuts have what they call anti-nutrients. These are naturally occuring chemicals that interfere with the absorbtion of nutrients.

So its wrong to just villianize wheat. Sure it can be bad. But you know what - soybeans for example aren't really as good for you as some people think because of trypsin. And so on and so forth..

Remember that plant grains are little seeds - and from an evolutionary perspective they weren't really designed for us to digest them. Some plants 'want' us to spread em around but inherently alot of them aren't as good for you as the vegans would have you believe..

Of the very few carbs I do eat - refined rice is my favorite. Very low level of allergens and not much anti-nutrients left after the refining process. I am fine with milk too - although I only drink a little in my smoothies. My body has no issues with breaking down milk sugar into glucose.. But that's not true of course for everyone.. Wheat is just another issue for alot of people.

basil J
12-06-2011, 05:52 PM
Everybody is different. I had shoulder surgery in 04-2009 and had most of the cartildge removed from my hitting shoulder along with 2 bone spurs and some tendon work. In 2010 I went back to the doc, complaining about consistant soreness and stiffness. My shoulder had become quite arthritic and the doc told me at 49, my shoulder was like a 70 year old's. He suggested shoulder replacement. I said no way.
He then suggested that I try cutting gluten & dairy out of my diet for 2 months and seeif i notice if I felt better. He had used gluten free diets for some of his older arthritis patients with great success. He explained that gluten assaults the intestine more severely in some than in others and as a result enzymes can & are released into the bloodstream that tend to gravitate and aggrivate areas prone to inflamation and arthritis that already exist in your body. I used to have to Ice down after every hitting sessions and really was concerned my playing days were at an end.
Happily, I can report they are from from over. Within 6 weeks, not only was my shoulder feeling great, but most of all my aches & pains had greatly diminished or completely disappeared. I also lost 12 pounds of body fat, increased muscle mass within 8 weeks without changing anything else in my regimen besides my diet. I turned a bunch of my other athletic buddies onto this dietary approach and they all experienced the same types of results. At week 9, I reintroduced Gluten back into my diet and sure enough, all the pains and stiffness quickly reappeared.
Now at 51 (in january), I gluten free, dairy free 6 days a week and I have realized an overall improvement in health, fitness levels and I have noticed I recover much better betwen workouts now than I did at 40. Placebo effect? Don't know, don't care. My body fat is down, cholesterol levels are down and my enery levels are up. I play relatively pain free, never have to ice down any more and can finally play in weekend tourneys again. Gluten Free Uh, Yes please!

OTMPut
12-06-2011, 06:03 PM
There is no other top player playing right now as thin as Djokovic. He is like zero body fat then. He is starving thin. He does not have any body fat. He is solitary confinement thin. The change may have turned him into a faster, more fit tennis player or it may have simply made him more confident that he was a faster, more fit tennis player. Confidence is directly related to how fast you feel on the court!
There seems to be a one to one direct correlation between zero body fat and confidence with several top players. Look at Mardy Fish.


such low body fat levels, makes you injury prone, especially in joints stressing sports like tennis.

djoker has already started having trouble towards end of the season. it would itneresting to see if how 2012 will pan out.

kiteboard
12-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Everybody is different. I had shoulder surgery in 04-2009 and had most of the cartildge removed from my hitting shoulder along with 2 bone spurs and some tendon work. In 2010 I went back to the doc, complaining about consistant soreness and stiffness. My shoulder had become quite arthritic and the doc told me at 49, my shoulder was like a 70 year old's. He suggested shoulder replacement. I said no way.
He then suggested that I try cutting gluten & dairy out of my diet for 2 months and seeif i notice if I felt better. He had used gluten free diets for some of his older arthritis patients with great success. He explained that gluten assaults the intestine more severely in some than in others and as a result enzymes can & are released into the bloodstream that tend to gravitate and aggrivate areas prone to inflamation and arthritis that already exist in your body. I used to have to Ice down after every hitting sessions and really was concerned my playing days were at an end.
Happily, I can report they are from from over. Within 6 weeks, not only was my shoulder feeling great, but most of all my aches & pains had greatly diminished or completely disappeared. I also lost 12 pounds of body fat, increased muscle mass within 8 weeks without changing anything else in my regimen besides my diet. I turned a bunch of my other athletic buddies onto this dietary approach and they all experienced the same types of results. At week 9, I reintroduced Gluten back into my diet and sure enough, all the pains and stiffness quickly reappeared.
Now at 51 (in january), I gluten free, dairy free 6 days a week and I have realized an overall improvement in health, fitness levels and I have noticed I recover much better betwen workouts now than I did at 40. Placebo effect? Don't know, don't care. My body fat is down, cholesterol levels are down and my enery levels are up. I play relatively pain free, never have to ice down any more and can finally play in weekend tourneys again. Gluten Free Uh, Yes please!
No such thing as a placebo effect in this regard. If you were addicted to gluten, it would be the other way around. How many of you out there are feeling low energy, low desire to play, due to gluten and don't know it? Millions.

kiteboard
12-06-2011, 06:42 PM
such low body fat levels, makes you injury prone, especially in joints stressing sports like tennis.

djoker has already started having trouble towards end of the season. it would itneresting to see if how 2012 will pan out.

He needs his doctor again, to psych him up, as his energy level is way down.

Vyse
12-06-2011, 06:54 PM
Everybody is different. I had shoulder surgery in 04-2009 and had most of the cartildge removed from my hitting shoulder along with 2 bone spurs and some tendon work. In 2010 I went back to the doc, complaining about consistant soreness and stiffness. My shoulder had become quite arthritic and the doc told me at 49, my shoulder was like a 70 year old's. He suggested shoulder replacement. I said no way.
He then suggested that I try cutting gluten & dairy out of my diet for 2 months and seeif i notice if I felt better. He had used gluten free diets for some of his older arthritis patients with great success. He explained that gluten assaults the intestine more severely in some than in others and as a result enzymes can & are released into the bloodstream that tend to gravitate and aggrivate areas prone to inflamation and arthritis that already exist in your body. I used to have to Ice down after every hitting sessions and really was concerned my playing days were at an end.
Happily, I can report they are from from over. Within 6 weeks, not only was my shoulder feeling great, but most of all my aches & pains had greatly diminished or completely disappeared. I also lost 12 pounds of body fat, increased muscle mass within 8 weeks without changing anything else in my regimen besides my diet. I turned a bunch of my other athletic buddies onto this dietary approach and they all experienced the same types of results. At week 9, I reintroduced Gluten back into my diet and sure enough, all the pains and stiffness quickly reappeared.
Now at 51 (in january), I gluten free, dairy free 6 days a week and I have realized an overall improvement in health, fitness levels and I have noticed I recover much better betwen workouts now than I did at 40. Placebo effect? Don't know, don't care. My body fat is down, cholesterol levels are down and my enery levels are up. I play relatively pain free, never have to ice down any more and can finally play in weekend tourneys again. Gluten Free Uh, Yes please!

interesting stuff. What would you say your usual diet throughout the day is like? Breakfast and around workouts especially?

Limpinhitter
12-06-2011, 07:00 PM
Is acupuncture then just a placebo effect? Many of those practitioners use electricity through the needles and pads, as well as chiropractors for athletic and car accident victims. There are many machines you can buy that do this with pads and bands. It works for some whether they believe or not.

Just placebo? I wouldn't discount the placebo effect so quickly. If a disease state can be treated or cured with psychosomatic healing, which doesn't involve the risks associated with dangerous, toxic, allopathic medicine, then it's the best medicine in the World.

basil J
12-07-2011, 04:55 AM
interesting stuff. What would you say your usual diet throughout the day is like? Breakfast and around workouts especially?


For breakfast I rotate the following: Gluten free waffles, Gluten free hot Cereal(rice), gluten free oat bran, almond butter, fresh fruit, eggs. I always have fresh fruit with some almond butter for protein on my non egg days.
Lunches i roatets the following:I make edaname salds-(edanames, corn, olive oil & gluten free soy sauce with dried cranberries) cedars makes some decent ones as well. Soy yogurts with fresh fruit, salds with grilled chicken mixed with walnuts almond, dried fruit oil & vinegar. Rolled turkey or canned chicken mixed with dried fruit nuts and very little mayo. No breads. Bottled water or home made ice tea. never any soda or milk. I drink almond or rice milk.

Dinners: Gluten free pastas with gluten free sauces, baked chicken with 2 sides veggies, steamed edanames over brown rice, salads with grilled chicken or steak tips, or greek salads. Lots of yams & sweet potatoes, sometimes grilled shrimp,Turkey burgers( no Rolls) , Baked fish. Lots of steamed or raw veggies, always plenty of fresf fruit. Lots of legumes, lentils, bean based dishes over brown rice, and homemade soups. I only drink water, almond milk, ice tea and 1 coffee a day.

Sound boring but it has been working. I consume many more calories and keep my body fat down. Now when I consume lactose, my nose starts to run within an hour, so I avoid dairy at all costs when I can.
One day a week I eat whatever I want but If I am not careful I can feel it as early as the next day. No Beer, booze whatsoever. No chips, unless they are corn or rice based. I don't really miss any of the breads except for Pizza, which I will induldge myself in from time to time.
Hope this gives you some kind of idea.

OTMPut
12-07-2011, 05:56 AM
I had cut out grains, dairy and sugar completely. So dont have to worry about going gluten free this or that.

Been 5 weeks. Lost about 9 kilos. Much fitter, quicker. Fatigue-less days. Generally feel much better.

kiteboard
12-07-2011, 03:19 PM
Diet has much more to do with performance than any of us would care to admit! No more sake, coffee, cream, sugar (white), salt (white), fat (white) or flour (white). No more gluten. No more bloated over eating anything if you want to run and have maximum speed on the court, or in any sport. Weight will slow down anyone.

kiteboard
12-07-2011, 03:23 PM
There is more use with pro athletes, in recovery stage, such as the muscle pad stimulators, with high frequency, 750 ma max. injectors, but that level will burn the skin from personal use, and leave burn marks about the size of quarters where the pads were placed.

I was going to a chiro after a smack up, and my back was bad. He was putting the elector pads with the blue gel on my back in a triangular pattern, three pads. When he left the room, I dialed the Ma injector up to max. current, and when he came back in he said, "I've never, in 10,000 cases, seen anyone do that or take that much current."

I said, "I'm an electrician. I'm used to pain. Practice pain, work pain, and no pain killers work on me. This 750ma is pathetic to me. You should feel the shocks I get at work sometime."

He had an amazed look on his face. The pads left burn marks on my skin, but the current was minor.