Neuropathy: The Cause & Natural Help

Neuropathy: The Cause & Natural Help

October 11, 2019 18 By Ewald Bahringer


Welcome to our Neuropathy Health break
through presentation. We hope that you find this information helpful and most of
all we hope that you incorporate what you learn here into your health care
goals. Before we go into the program we want to establish some facts such as what
exactly is peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy is a disorder of
the peripheral nerves. There’s the central nervous system that consists of the brain
and the spinal cord and then the peripheral nervous system which are the
nerves that extend from the spinal cord. They travel down the legs of the
feet down the arms or the hands. On the right of this picture you can see a healthy
nerve with aa healthy blood vessel. The middle picture you can see diseased
blood vessels causing the nerve to wither. Then ultimately we see the nerve
completely withered away at the bottom, thats peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral
neuropathy is one of the most common chronic diseases in the US, actually
8% US population about 24 million people have peripheral neuropathy. It can
happen in almost any age, thirty percent of cases are of unknown cause and another
30 percent are linked to diabetes. Are you tired of taking medications?
Medication is definitely the popular way of treating peripheral neuropathy.
Here’s the problem and nothing changes nothing changes both the doctor and the
patient are caught in a terrible cycle. The peripheral neuropathy is treated, the
condition gets worse, they prescribe medications and condition gets worse,
they use the maximum dosage of medications, the condition get so worse,
then they resort to using heavy duty pain medications, the condition gets
worse than the patient’s completely debilitated or disabled and as a last
resort there’s amputation. A terrible cycle indeed. It’s sad this country is
in health care crisis heart disease diabetes and neuropathy account for
seventy-five percent of doctors office visits. You know that the leading causes of
death are? Number one is heart disease number two is cancer, can you guess what
number three is? Prescription medications. Prescription
medications are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Over
100,000 people die each year from properly prescribed medications. Remember
each medication is accompanied by a host of negative side effects. Here are some
popular medications used to treat peripheral neuropathy. Cymbalta, Neurontin, Lyrica as well as opiates for the pain. You can see the side effects range from
constipation to diarrhea to fatigue to headache to nausea to weight gain to vomiting, Not pleasant. Neurontin is the most widely prescribed drug for peripheral
neuropathy. Generally speaking about 20% of all drugs are prescribed off-label
what that means it is about 20 percent of the time drugs are prescribed not for the original
purpose that they were created for . Now the use of Gabapentin also called
Neurontin has become so widespread that as many as 90% of the prescriptions are
for off-label use such as for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Again
here’s the problem. Neurontin or gabapentin is not FDA approved
for neuropathy treatment . The FDA has approved Neurontin for seizure disorders. This is a typical course of this medication
first one pill at 300 milligrams, then 2 pills 600 milligrams, then
4 pills 1,200 milligrams, then 8 pills 2400 milligram and on and on. Remember as
the quantity goes up so do the side effects it’s interesting that we treat
our cars a lot better than we treat our bodies. When our car shows a sign that
something’s wrong such as the check engine light what do we do? We
immediately set an appointment to go to the mechanic at the dealership and have it
repaired. We don’t always do so with our bodies when our body gives up signs and
symptoms that things are wrong oftentimes we cover them up. Which should
be the same as taking a piece of tape and just covering up the check engine light. No one would do that right? Well your body has signs in your body’s alarm are
feelings like burning, cold, prickly poking, aching, numb vibrating feet. These are all
signs that the alarm in your body going off telling you that there’s a
problem underneath. So let’s delve into peripheral neuropathy but this is a
great example what do you see here? A frayed electrical wire with the outside
protective coating of the electrical wire gets withered away and the wire is exposed to get a shock. Have you ever felt shocks in your feet or in
your hands? There are different types of nerves
there are many different types they give off different types of sensations some
nerves give off sensations of vibration some cold hot light touch heavy touch
position sense for balanced pressure all these different things. Over time
pressure on these different types of nerves causes them to give up abnormal
sensations it progresses slowly for some time to two or even five years. But at some point it has what we call the dropping off point where it dramatically gets
worse and it’s very difficult to treat. There are different types of nerve fibers in
your body as we just showed. When you have problems with large fibers balance and
coordination become a problem. Loss of balance and coordination and the
need for walking assistance such as canes walkers even sometimes a
wheelchair when those fail. The big problem is that falls increase when
you have large fiber problems these put our seniors or anyone who falls lives at
risk did you know that one out of three
adults over age 65 experienced a fall each year and that 10% of all falls are
fatal. The problem is less than 50 percent of
seniors talk to their healthcare provider after having a fall . Another
type of nerve fiber they gets affected which is very very very
undesirable would be these small nerve fibers. This makes it so that the
patients don’t feel when their feet are cut or injured. If you experience
numbness tingling pinching sharp deep stabs or electrical shocks and buzzing those are signs of small fiber problems. Ulcers in cuts that don’t heal the form
on the feet come from small fiber symptoms the problem is we just don’t feel those
sensations in the injuries occur over and over and over again deep cuts broken toes and damaged just
occurs repeatedly and it never gets a chance to heal. If you have a problem
with C fibers you may experience burning pain. C fibers let your brain
know that the normal temperature of your feet is in fact normal. Have you felt
freezing or burning sensations in your feet or a possibly in your hands? Those are damaged C fibers.
Unfortunately peripheral neuropathy is the number one cause of amputations in
diabetics. When something called nitric oxide is decreased in the blood then we
get a decreased blood flow to the nerves and the skin. When you get
decreased blood flow it to the nerves and the skin that decreases their healing
times when they have ulcers and cuts on them. This leads to infections and ulcerations which ultimately lead to something called gangrene. Gangrene is
when a tissue is actually dying and rotting off in order to save the client’s life…this
can eventually lead to amputation. Not a very desirable choice is it? So what are
the other choices well classically its to go to the primary doctor and get
drugs to mask the symptoms and then it’s on to the neurologist
for nerve tests and more medications. Let me ask you this? Have you ever heard of the word insanity? Insanity means doing the same thing over and over again but expecting
different results that is true insanity. Have you heard this? “Nothing can be done
and you have to live with it!?” We feel that restoring nerve function
and health from the inside out is the best approach. Here we take a
comprehensive approach to treating peripheral neuropathy and feel strong
that the best outcomes are a result of addressing the body as a whole. A critical and unique part of our
treatment plan involves a complex supplemental program that enables all
our natural vasodilators to help put the body back into an optimum position to
heal itself the body just needs a little help. Let’s look back at the nerve
pathology chart at the top we see the healthy nerve with healthy blood supply in
the middle we see diseased blood vessels that are swollen inflamed and
constricting that end up shriveling and then causing the nerve to
shrivel and whether way as well remember as a nerve withers away
it gives off those bad sensations associated with neuropathy. Another side
effect of neuropathy is what we call hypoxia. Now hypoxia means a lack of oxygen
oftentimes we see hypoxia in the legs and feet. When a normal artery becomes thickened
and swollen and inflamed it is then prone to having plaque buildup on it. This
leads to poor circulation in toxic build-up remember circulation not only
brings good things like oxygen and nutrients into an area it takes the bad
things away with poor circulation comes toxic build-up so our nutrition
protocols for addressing peripheral neuropathy are as follows the entire
program is founded and nitric dioxide and it acting as a natural vasodilator. Now again to be clear vasodilation means opens it opens up the arteries arteries are
long tubes of smooth muscle nitric oxide causes these muscles to simply relax
with no side effects you know what happens is in our diet we
get increased sugars and starches those bind to nitric oxide and and they reduce
its efficiency then we have problems with circulation. A typical American diet is of high
sugar high starches and this creates decreased blood flow within the
microvessels in that little tiny arteries which feed the nerves that are
involved with neuropathy. Sugars and starches also create inflammation in the
artery walls which further decreases blood flow Here’s a great drawing of vasodilation
on the left we see a constricted tightened artery not much room for blood
on the right we see an artery under the influence of nitric oxide. The artery
smooth muscle is relaxed and dilated that’s great circulation. In 1998 the
Nobel Prize was awarded for research and work in cardiovascular health using
nitric oxide. In addition to nitric oxide our supportive nutrition is as
follows: We offer a customized supportive
nutritional program that allows your body to actually take advantage of the
effects of nitric oxide. Now under the influence in the effects of nitric
oxide the things necessary for healing can get to the tissues that need to heal
the ones are starving for nourishment oxygen and the toxicity can be removed Good news everything we use is made from
plants naturally so what is your motivation? Why do you wanna get better? Why do you wanna stay independent? Is
that for you is at your loved ones? Do you have a bucket list? What’s your
motivation if you’re ready to get better you may wonder well who specifically
should come to see us? Well it could be you. If you have one of these seven symptoms
of neuropathy numbness burning pain cramping sharpy electrical pain
prickling or tingling if it hurts when you walk if you can’t sleep from the
pain or fear of bailouts problems upon arrival this is what you can expect
you’ll fill out an application for admission he may have already told this
out you will experience a consultation you may have experienced that. We’re finally going to get
a health history to really understand about you most importantly from your visit today you will find out for sure if we can help you. Now this is a family
affair if you’re able to bring a loved one with you or anyone who helps you
make your health care decisions so they can best understand what you’re going to
be going through so that you get the best result if you don’t have anyone
with you that’s ok too. Our advice to you is don’t wait. Neuropathy is progressive and it gets worse with time. Please view the next short video and take it very much to heart.