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by Phattemer
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: Abnormal Liver Panel
Replies: 1
Views: 3279

Re: Abnormal Liver Panel

If yeast overgrowth or intestinal dysbiosis is a factor in KD, then this would contribute to an abnormal liver panel. It seems that there is a lot of posts on this forum about intestinal issues.
by Phattemer
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: New Treatment Theory for KD
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

Re: New Treatment Theory for KD

Here is a complete article about using doxycycline for prevention of aneurysms. It says they only have to use a small dose of the doxycycline antibiotic (50 mg). More doesn’t improve the results. This is good news. There would be less chance of the antibiotic hurting the gut flora. (The related anti...
by Phattemer
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: New Treatment Theory for KD
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

aneurysm, yeast, PGE2

PGE2 is an inflammatory cytokine that is elevated in aortic aneurysms. If you induce an aortic aneurism in an animal and at the same time give it something to reduce PGE2 creation, then the resulting aneurysm isn't as large. Unfortunately, yeast make PGE2. So, if there is an overgrowth of yeast in t...
by Phattemer
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a theory........
Replies: 22
Views: 10922

Re: I have a theory........

You expressed a fear of using folic acid because men who supplement with it were more prone to prostate cancer. A build up of folic acid in the blood is toxic. Yes, it can predispose one to cancer. Folic acid isn't the same thing as folate, although our current nomenclature often does not make a dis...
by Phattemer
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: New Treatment Theory for KD
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

Re: New Treatment Theory for KD

Here is another indication that acetaldehyde might contribute to the formation of aneurysms. Since alcoholism is associated with aneurysms, they looked at the enzymes in the blood vessels that detox alcohol. Compared to healthy aortic cells, those in an aortic aneurysm had underactive ADH1 enzymes. ...
by Phattemer
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: New Treatment Theory for KD
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

Re: New Treatment Theory for KD

The suggested new treatment therapy in that reference is doxycycline, an antibiotic that has the property of inhibiting metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 activity. The doxycycline would hopefully reduce damage (elastin breakdown) of the blood vessels by inhibiting the over-active metalloproteinase -9 found ...
by Phattemer
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: Atherosclerosis post KD-low risk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3789

Cholesterol, staph, strep, tuberculosis

I noticed all the references to staph and strep infections on this forum, and even some talk of tuberculosis. There may be a connection to the low cholesterol found during a KD episode / attack. If cholesterol is too low, you are more susceptible to staph, strep and tuberculosis infections. This vid...
by Phattemer
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Medical Articles
Topic: Atherosclerosis post KD-low risk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3789

Low cholesterol, yeast, homocysteine, vitamin D

Maybe it is time to reevaluate what is a good level of cholesterol. When there is a KD attack, cholesterol levels are very low, too low. The reference at the end of this post says that the mean level is 128 mg/dl when measured within a month after an attack. Years later, the average goes up to 161 m...
by Phattemer
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a theory........
Replies: 22
Views: 10922

Re: I have a theory........ glutathione

My neighbor's child just came down with Kawasaki. I did a little browsing on the internet and noticed that the known triggers all include depletion of glutathione. 1. Human Herpes virus 6 lowers selenium according to the Harold Foster foundation. You need the selenium for the glutathione to work. 2....