L-Glutamine is all the hype when it comes to leaky gut and sleep but why is everyone ignoring the fact that there are just as many paradoxical reactions? Some people who try L-glutamine or products that contain L-Glutamine like whey protein, hydrolyzed collagen and many others experience extreme reactions and suffer from insomnia. Why is no one talking?
L-Glutamine caused me lots of grief and left me suffering from a nasty insomnia for weeks. In this article I will share my story, making some educated guesses as to what could have gone wrong and will caution you against taking L-Glutamine so indiscriminately.
The L-Glutamine Hype
The reason I decided to try L-Glutamine is because a few studies out there which claim that:
“What is the best supplement you took to help you with mercury chelation and help you sleep better?” People are usually baffled when I tell them that the best ever, most useful thing I took was not a supplement at all. It was Qigong – a powerful self healing method which is absolutely FREE to practice on daily basis. Thanks to this wonderful practice I was able to chelate heavy metals without any adrenal support and without any major setbacks. This resulted in increased energy levels and deep sleep.
Most of the time our bodies heal without any intervention. How do they do it? What is the inner intelligence within that allows the body to recover wounds, traumas and expel infections? We are naturally built to self regulate and to heal, aren’t we? Problem is we can’t do that if we the body does not have the energy it needs.And unfortunately, our modern world and toxic environment are increasingly depleting our energy. If you add daily stress, intense life style, alcohol and all other stuff that pleases the mind but drains the body and you reach a point where your system cannot maintain the energy it needs to repair and stay healthy.
Qigong is a perfect antidote for all of that. It is like plugging your fingers into a gentle battery. The type of Qigong that I do is super simple. Even a child can learn it because it doesn’t require any complicated or exotic movements as what you may see on TV or Thai Chi classes. This form of QiGong was developed thousands of years ago in the mountains of ancient China and is focused on one thing – accumulation and transformation of vital energy which is then used to fuel the healing reactor within.
All is required is an open mind, a proper technique and patience. Because the process is so subtle it takes a bit of time feel the effects. Qi is energy, Gong is work. You’ll need to put in the work to feel results. But don’t worry, once you get used to it you’ll look forward to your daily practice.
Why I Fell in Love with Qigong During Mercury Chelation
1. Energy is Intelligent
Mercury and other heavy metals impact our health in a variety and very unpredictable ways. This is why it is such a tough thing to diagnose based on the symptoms alone. Qigong took the guessing game out of equation by orchestrating infinite pieces of information, ushering energy to correct locations, nourishing cells that can not be reached with nutrients, connecting all things and all dimensions in the most perfect possible way to promote healing. It really is true that qi energy is intelligent. I can [continue reading…]
Most of us are on a lookout for toxins in our food and environment but did you know that our gut itself can produce powerful germs that can wreak havoc on our sleep and health? That’s right, our own (endogenous) tiny bacteria can be a hidden enemy within and we may never even suspect that our major symptoms like insomnia is coming directly from our gut.
In this article you’ll learn that sleep is highly dependent on our gut’s microbes. An imbalance or depletion of our beneficial bacterial flora (microbiota) can result in SIBO, candida, dysbiosis, mast cell activation (MCAS) and many other gut issues that can, in turn contribute to serious disease, brain fog and chronic sleep disorders.
Mighty Powerful Tiny Organisms Affect our Sleep
These “endogenous” toxins can be released by unfriendly microbes in our intestinal tract. The name itself gives a clue as to their nature: growing or originating from within an organism. Our bacteria is hungry and it too likes to eat and eliminate waste just as we do, creating toxins that can affect our brain and all major organs.
Henry Lin from University of California’s Keck School of Medicine, claims that a bacterial activity in the small intestine (a normally bacteria-free region), caused by “renegade” bacteria migrating from the large intestine, triggers a response in the immune and nervous system that can lead to insomnia, anxiety, depression and [continue reading…]
Are you one of the thousands of people who are trying to navigate a plethora of symptoms and exploring a connection between your immunity, genetics, and heavy metals like mercury? My world flipped downside up once I realized that the mechanism behind most of my misery is a so called “mast cell activation disorder” (MCAS), the root cause behind all of it is mercury and sulfur thiols are the suckers that inflicts most of the pain.
My MCAS symptoms are not related to skin. Apparently, most MCAS disorders do not manifest outwardly on skin but instead produce a plethora of symptoms internally. This is why this darn thing is so difficult to diagnose and can takes years before one actually arrives to this conclusion. At this point I invite you to take my finding as observations and not as medical facts. If you have done some of your own research and grappled with these concepts for a while you might find some of this useful.
In this article I raise four questions:
1. What is mast cell and mercury connection?
2. What is sulfur thiol to mercury connection?
3. How sulfur rich foods can lead to a variety of symptoms because of mast cell activation?
4. What are best supplements to support yourself in this condition?
There is a growing awareness that sulfur can cause trouble for some portion of the populous. Most people believe that this is due to their “genetic weaknesses” for sulfur metabolism or those low in B6 and/or molybdenum. But reality is that the problem hides elsewhere. Something else is activating those gene mutations and causing out methylation issues and that “something” is heavy metals.
I have some genetic variations in MTHFR, CBS and COMT genes. As you know CBS if the one that has to do with sulfur pathways. Before I realized that I’m dealing with mercury toxicity I was studying up epigenetics and constantly tinkering with my methylation pathways. All my experiments backfired and made me feel worse so I had to look deeper. Suffering from a variety of symptoms I could not put the dots together until I finally figured out that they are all related to heavy metal induced organ toxicity. And only after about two more years I realized that almost all of them are related to [continue reading…]
It is safe to say that Megasporebiotic has caused major relapse of old symptoms like insomnia and serious gut issues. This was an absolute shock to me and caused me a tremendous amount of suffering. This was an experiment gone really bad!
In this video I review this “highly praised” soil based biotic product and detail my experiment with day by day developments. Below this video are my further observations and updates which I encourage you to read to get the full picture.
I really should have listened to the folks in the comments on the FixYourGut site but it was too late. By the time I had found those negative reviews my MegaSporeBiotic was already on the way and I was determined to try it anyways.
As you learned from my video I initially had a very positive reaction and remained hopeful. Better, faster digestion, noticeable improvement in appetite, less fatigue coming from my abdomen all cheered me on to continue. But just a couple of weeks later it was already stressing my heart causing palpitations, feeling hot and stressed at night, poor mood, and increased brain fog. Insomnia was slowly creeping in and then hit really hard.
Worst part was is that it is taking me what seems like forever to recover my previous state of sleep and gut function. Things are just not right. I’m fighting a constant [continue reading…]
This video was inspired by some personal regrets and catastrophic stories I had heard from the heavy metals detox community. If you are considering detoxing from heavy metals, especially mercury (because of amalgam fillings, fish consumption or any other source) you must watch this video and avoid these painful, sometimes even faithful mistakes.
In this video I’ll share science as to why some people get toxic and why some don’t, discuss wrong protocols, wrong detox agents, DMPS challenge test, supplements, food sensitivities and [continue reading…]
Chaga was my biggest discovery of the year. Not because I didn’t know about it but because it was such a good fit for my condition. It plugged the whole on one of the crucial symptoms that was slowing down my recovery. It is a definite winner and a definite keeper which is very rare for me because I get a paradoxical reaction to most supplements. In fact, I do not even tolerate other medicinal mushrooms like Reishi, Cordysceps or Lion’s Mane.
Please keep in mind, my results are in the backdrop of mercury toxicity, adrenal fatigue and digestion issues, food sensitivities and of course – major sleep issues. These were all tested by this wonder mushroom.
*If you’d rather watch my video report on Youtube you can find it here.
In case you are just getting acquainted with Chaga it hosts a few impressive health benefits:
enhances the immune system (much needed in an insomnia exhausted body);
powerful antioxidant (perfect for any inflammatory processes that could be causing sleep issues);
digestion aid (perfect to take the load of digestion at night);
powerful antiviral action;
balances blood sugar (perfect for stabilizing nigh time sugar in case it is sugar spikes that jolts one from deep sleep).
Are you one of the people who has tried every calming supplement and sleep aid there is but it had virtually no effect on your insomnia? These are often sold as “Here’s something that will help calm down your overreactive brain: Valerian, Skull Cap, L-Theanine, GABA, Magnessium, 5HTP, Glycine, Passionflower, Hops, Chamomile and many others. If you answered yes then your root cause hides elsewhere and this article will help you steer in the right direction.
The reason I often refer to Eastern medicine is because it believes that the whole is greater than the sum of all parts. If the body is not balanced, illnesses and disease can occur. In order to appreciate this better and improve my sleep I had to self-educate on a ton of things. Here are some key concepts that will help you understand why you might be experiencing lots of frustration with common sleep aids.
Homeostasis – The Great Balancing Act
Think of your body as a 24 hour balancing act. You are programmed to survive in an inner changing internal and external environment. For example, you eating and enjoying a movie but what is your body doing that very moment? It is performing a complex set of procedures to digest, regulate temperature, blood pressure, balance out PH and sugars, regenerate muscles, detox and hundreds of other functions all the same time! Meanwhile, oblivious to all the multiple processes taking place inside you are relaxing on your sofa.
All living organisms, from plants to hamsters to people, must regulate their internal environment to process energy in order to survive. This is what is called Homeostasis – the ability to maintain a balance. One of the components [continue reading…]
The year has whizzed by fast but improvements are rather shallow from my previous one year report. It seems like at least half of the year I was at the peak of the dump phase. At times I was not only struggling to cope with rounds but also felt like sliding backwards. Even now I’m not sure the dump is over.
I’ve done 84 rounds in total by now. A year ago I was at these chelator doses: 12.5 DMPS/50 ALA. Now I’m at 12.5 DMPS (can handle more but with more symptoms) and 75 ALA. 25 mg seems like a miserable increase in one year. Also need to note that my overall tolerance of DMPS has not increased.
Another year of numerous supplement experiments and numerous failures. I think from now on I’m done with experimenting with new stuff. I’d rather have humble gains than setbacks due to my attempts to make things “go faster.”
Sleep is getting deeper and better. A number of nights of sleeping through the night are still rear but increasing.
Energy levels are at a point where I’m able to do longer hikes and can manage moderate exercise without feeling the effects the next day.
Alcohol tolerance. I’m not a big party guy but sometimes I’m unable to avoid booze because the nature of my work demands of me to be [continue reading…]
Not sure about you but I can not sleep while having sex. This seems to be true even with energy exchange with one’s hotel neighbor. This video was recorded during a stay at a hotel where I had insomnia. It is about human energy field and how we unawarely share it with others while we sleep.
In addition to what I share with you below I’d like to point out that according to the Heart Math Institute:
“The heart is the most powerful source of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the body’s organs. The heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain. This field, measured in the form of an electrocardiogram (ECG), can be detected anywhere on the surface of the body. Furthermore, the magnetic field produced by the heart is more than 100 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain and can be detected up to 3 feet away from the body, in all directions, using SQUID-based magnetometers.”
This is really fascinating and I wonder whether the quality of the sleep also depends on how congruent your heart’s frequency is either with your partner or even the neighbor across the wall. What I mean is if two people emitting different vibrations based on their emotions (for example sad vs. appreciation) whether this could cause such a dissonance that a more sensitive person would develop insomnia while sharing that energy field with another person.
Anyways, if you have some experiences of your own, I’d love for you to share in the comments below after you [continue reading…]