Friday, June 15, 2018

Breaking Free from the Torture of Insomnia

In order to break the insomnia cycle you must often systematically eliminate all of the potential causes and the habits you may have developed that perpetuate the problem. Insomnia can tortuous both mentally and emotionally due to the dread of laying awake and the dread of the profound fatigue that morning brings. Even if one sleeps, if the quality of sleep is not there, the body, mind, and spirit awaken with no sense of being rested. 

Prescription and over-the-counter sleeping pills are a two-edged sword. They may help you sleep, but the quality of sleep and the ability to awaken feeling rested are often not there. Also, the longer you take these pills, the more they actually start creating insomnia.

The following are ways to use natural things to problem solve your sleep issues. Do as many of these ideas as possible.

Creating your Sleep Sanctuary

You must create the most ideal sleeping experience for yourself. Take the time and effort to make your bedroom as aesthetically pleasing as you can afford. Clutter and chaos is not conducive to rest and sleep. If you have the money, invest in a completely organic, nontoxic mattress from The Healthy Bed Store. ( At the very least, buy yourself an organic, non-toxic mattress topper. Buy the best organic pillows and organic cotton sheets you can afford.

Never use any scented laundry soaps or scented fabric softeners. These scents can kill...literally! Use fragrance-free everything in your room. Diffuse essential oils instead of poisonous scented air "fresheners" and plug-ins! Place broad-leaf plants in your bedroom to add negative-ions into the air. Broad-leaf plants can also clean the air of your room, as well as shift the energy of the room. Just get advice from your local garden center as to how to keep it watered to prevent mold in the soil.

Put a Grounding Mat on your mattress to enable your body to continually discharge any accumulated static electricity and other environmental frequencies that may be bombarding your body from the wiring and electronics of your house, wi-fi, and computers.

Resist the temptation to lie or recline on the bed to read, rest, or watch television. As it is said, the bed is for sleeping and dying. Psychologically you want your brain and body to only think of the bed as the place to sleep.

Turn off your wi-fi and computers all the way. Don't leave them on "sleep" mode.
We need to start winding down our day pretty soon after 8 p.m. This means turning off the news, getting off the internet, letting go of the challenges of the day, telling all of your friends and family to not text, call, or email after 9 p.m. or so. If they do, don't answer it unless you can remain calm and it is something that wont stimulate your stress levels. Set good boundaries with your friends and family. If you have children, establish a "quiet time" for reading or just settling down before bedtime. Night time is not your time to worry and try to resolve all the problems of the day.

Home Insomnia Bath/Spa Treatment:
Use a Dry Skin Brush all over your body, stroking towards the heart to stimulate the lymphatic system and knock the dead skin and caked soap off of your skin. This will also bring the blood to the surface so that the bath you are about to take works better. Take an Epsom Salt and Hydrogen Peroxide bath and soak for 20 minutes. Do this about 30 minutes to an hour before going to bed. 

Resist the urge to take your cellphone to the bath with you. Instead put on your favorite spa music.

Turning the bathroom lights down and lighting candles can set a more relaxing environment as you soak.

Drink a large mug of Nighty Night tea from Traditional Medicinals Inc. or other sleep time tea while you soak. 

Once you finish your bath and are dried off, apply Solum Aesculus oil, from Uriel Pharmacy (Available through the Hansa Center), on your legs, feet, arms and hands. Solum Aesculus oil helps restore the warmth organization of your body and puts a protective barrier around your body to shield it from environmental and weather-related sensitivies that might be keeping you awake.

Nutritional Support for Good Sleep

Many people have difficulty turning off their brain. It may feel like their brain wake up about at bedtime, or it may feel like your time to focus on surfing the internet, and thinking through everything you didn't get done, or need to do. It may feel like you can never do enough in the day, say enough, win your points in arguments, or healed enough. There is often an amino-acid deficiency that creates the sensation of "never enough." L-Tryptophan is the "enough" amino acid. It enables your brain to feel like you have done enough, eaten enough, and said enough, so that you can let the challenges of the day go. L-Tryptophan is high in turkey, and contrary to popular believe it does not cause you to sleep, it simply gives you the feeling of having done enough and therefore sleep and relaxation are much easier. 

Take 1000 mg of L-Tryptophan just before dinner. This will start the process of resetting the satiety center of the brain, the center in your brain that enables you to feel satisfied. About an hour before bedtime, drink about three ounces of fruit juice, or eat the equivalent of a 1/4 of an apple about 5 minutes before taking 1000-2000 mg of L-Tryptophan. The sugar from the fruit will cause a small release of insulin. Insulin is needed to grab on to the Tryptophan, which then rushes it up to the satiety center of the brain. 

If you never dream or have difficulty remembering your dreams it can be a good indication that you are deficient in Vitamin B-6. Dreaming can also indicate that you are not hitting all the sleep stages, which will leave you feeling fatigued even after more than 8 hours of sleep. Take 50 mg of vitamin B-6, (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) not the cheaper forms, such as Pyridoxal-hydrochloride. Take this amount for a week, then increase by 50 mg each week until you reach a maximum of 200 mg a day in divided doses throughout the day. If you start getting tingling in your extremities you are taking too much. It is not harmful if you just back down on your dosage again.

A high-dose B-complex is always a good idea, since B-vitamins are known as the "stress vitamins." B-complex will help with proper energy levels as well as getting your circadian rhythms reset for proper waking and sleeping.

Magnesium L-Threonate is the form of magnesium that most benefits the relaxation of the brain. See to order.

Just before closing your eyes to go to sleep take 3-6 mg of Melatonin. Once you take the Melatonin do not look at any light source. If you have trouble darkening your room completely, it may be very neccesary to use a sleep mask and even possibly wrap your head in a dark scarf that will cover the head and forehead, since the pineal gland can sense even the smallest amount of light and negate the melatonin from your body and from the supplement. It may help to diffuse an essential oil, such as Peace and Calming blend by Young Living Oils.

 A half hour before bed drink an 8 ounce glass of water with a 1/2 tsp of Alkalime powder, by Young Living Essential Oil company, or just use 1/2 tsp of Organic Baking Soda (Not Baking Powder). This will alkalize the brain and can often prevent nightmares and exhausting busy dreams, not to mention help keep you from having to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Sync Your Brainwaves to Sleep
The following are tools and techniques to help get your brainwaves in sync with sleep and keep you asleep until morning. Combining all of the tips in this series will go a long way to not only getting to sleep, but also having restful sleep.

If you have speakers that you can put on either side of your bed place them so that both speakers face your pillow. Good quality external computer speakers work well for this purpose, although any good speakers will work. If you don't have speakers then you can use the best quality headphones or in a pinch you can use Earbuds.

Download into your ipod, or mp3 player the CD's called Deep Relaxation and Super Sleep from HemiSync company. You can make a playlist that can have just a couple of songs. Use the HemiSync Deep Relaxation CD when you lay down to sleep.

Adjust the volume to your comfort level. It does not need to be loud. Then have the very next CD be the HemiSync Super Sleep. The Deep Relaxation has verbal guidance that instructs how to relax your body and mind. Most people fall asleep by the end of this CD, however if you don't fall asleep, just continue relaxing, keep your mind quiet, and let the next CD which is the Super Sleep CD do its work. You can let the Super Sleep play all night if you like. 

Set your alarm on your player to awaken you with the HemiSync CD called Morning Exercise. This CD has frequencies that gradually and naturally help your brainwaves synchronize with awakening. Upon awakening to this CD just lay there and let your body and mind wake up to the entire CD. This CD will be much better than jarring your body and mind with a loud alarm clock.

Complete Darkness is Best
Make sure your room is as dark as possible. If you have any light getting in around your curtains or blinds you need to mask/block it somehow. Use an organic fabric/natural fiber sleep mask, if it is impossible to have a completely dark room.  

Turn the dimmer of your alarm clock to its lowest setting. If it does not have a dimmer then wrap it in a black pair of hose to dim the light. Turn off any night lights. It is best to not have an electric clock near the bed due to the emitted electromagnetic pollution, and light it shines.

It can help to calm the neurons of the brain by placing a 1/2" x 4" x 6" ceramic magnet under your pillow with the negative polarity facing the head. Never use the positive polarity of the magnet facing your head as this will over-stimulate the brain and promote hyper-acidity. (Available by calling our clinic 316-686-5900)

Spoiled Bladder 
If you awaken in the night to go to the bathroom, stay as "asleep" as possible and only open your eyes just enough to not run into anything. Keep your mind completely quiet. Be sure not to look at any light to and from the bathroom. Go right back to bed without checking the time. Your bladder is often like a spoiled child who thinks it is fine to wake you up all hours of the night. Once trained to understand that it can wake you up at night, it will. However, you can re-train your bladder to break this habit, by telling it to, "Go back to sleep, we can to the bathroom in the morning." Often the urge to pee will pass and you before you know it, you are not waking up all the time.

Other considerations must be addressed by your doctor of natural medicine depending upon your unique urinary sleep problems. You could have prolapsed organs pressing on the bladder, infections, prostate issues, or other biochemical issues causing frequent urination at night.

Dental or Oral Causes of Insomnia and Poor Sleep
Many sleep problems can be resolved by Biological Dentists that specialize in correcting the position of your bite and tongue. The tongue often falls back in your throat compromising the airway. When this happens, the adrenals kick out adrenaline to wake you and get you breathing again. This adrenaline also causes your bladder to want to empty. It can cause panic and anxiety, not to mention nightmares that wake you up. 

Many people take adrenal supplements for fatigue and have good success, however often the root cause of the adrenal fatigue is poor sleep from oral problems setting up the adrenaline release all night in response to apnea and snoring.

Chinese medicine describes a busy brain syndrome that prevents sleep that is caused by what is called a Spleen Qi Deficiency. Chinese formulations, such as Gui Pi Wan by Plum Flower brand, or Gather Vitality, by K'an Herbals company, were developed over 1000 years ago to correct the fluid regulation and transportation problems that are caused by too much mental stimulation. This over mental stimulation is very common in the chronically ill person because their body is too sick to have a real life, so the person is stuck essentially living in their head. This busy brain can lead to obsessing over figuring out one's illness, digging and pouring and surfing the internet until you are causing this Spleen Qi syndrome. This is also seen in college students who become overloaded mentally.

Epigenetic miasms are described in homeopathy that deal with inherited tendencies to being a night owl and groggy and/or grumpy in the morning. The homeopathic remedy that addresses this is called Medorrhinum. Only a doctor or practitioner highly trained in homeopathy should determine which miasm remedy you need.

Hormonal Help for Sleep
Balancing Progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone can help both men and women with sleep issues if they are tested as being too low or high. A saliva test should be performed to test progesterone levels. It is a good idea to have a 24-hour saliva cortisol test and DHEA test performed for those who are feeling stressed out all of the time or those who are exhausted yet cannot sleep. This test can be done using a test kit from DiagnosTech, Inc.

Breaking Emotional Triggers of Insomnia
Use EFT to address the emotional distress revolving around the conviction that you are not going to be able to go to sleep. Learn how to do EFT at this link from Dr. Mercola:

Control your thinking and don't let yourself get uptight about anything. Do the best you can at what you do each day and at the end of the day, let the issues of the day go. You have done all you can do for one day. "Lean not unto your own understanding" of how things will work out.

When I trained in Anthroposophical Medicine in Germany, the doctors taught me a process that can help not just with sleep, but with life in general. The point of the exercise is to allow the subconscious to finish processing anything that was incompletely processed from the day. Remember, almost 90% of what your brain processes each day is on the subconscious level. Anything that your subconscious brain didn't get fully processed during the day will set up an irritation to the conscious brain. This loss of equilibrium between the subconscious and conscious mind often feels like anxiety about something you cannot quite define.

To correct this problem, the German doctors said you should take 15-20 minutes when you first lay down to sleep and replay your day in reverse. In your mind, see yourself like you are watching a movie of yourself starting to get into bed, and retrace in your mind everything prior to that, such as you getting ready for bed, and see yourself all the way through your day when you first woke up that morning.

The point is NOT to rehash things in your mind, or to do the "woulda-shoulda" thing about the situations in your day. You should simply watch it without judgement. The point is not to resolve things on an emotional and/or mental level, but to allow your subconscious to have the chance to revisit and find balance about things it didn't process through completely. This process gets easier once you get used to it. You will notice you go to sleep and awaken more settled in your mind and spirit.

Organ Circuits and Organ Time Zones 
I also want to discuss those people who may get to sleep fine, yet awaken at specific times during the night. (Click to read a detailed article on the science of this topic)

You may recall my health tip on the fact that if all of the body's energy had to go to all the organ circuits all the time, there would not be enough energy to go around. Each organ circuit has its time of highest energy being dedicated to it.

Often there is a body clock "time zone" problem that is the issue, causing a circuit that should only be active during the daytime to be getting its time of highest energy at the wrong time, night time. For example, the bladder circuit, which should have its time of highest energy between 3-5 p.m. This type problem can only be addressed by a doctor trained to correct the body's "clock" and "time zones."

My primary focus here is on those whose organ clock and time zones are correct, yet problems within those organ circuits are so bad that they wake you up.

A common time to awaken in the night is between 1-3 a.m., which is the liver's time of highest energy. People who awaken every night during this time might benefit greatly from taking some liver support supplements during the day and again just before going to sleep. It could help to take more if you still awaken between 1-3 a.m. even after taking a supplement during the day and at bedtime.

A good general liver support supplement for this purpose is Total Liver Detox, by NutriWest Inc. A general recommendation of 1-3 pills, 2-3 times a day for most adults is well tolerated. Check with your doctor before starting any new supplement.

I feel it is worth finishing with this tip for those people who awaken every night between 3-5 a.m.

The lung circuit is getting the most energy from the body between 3-5 a.m. and by supporting the lung circuit you can often just “cruise” right on through to a more reasonable time for the rooster to crow.

People who awaken between 3-5 a.m. often have acid reflux, though not always. Having acid reflux/heart burn is due to the fact that the diaphragm muscle is on the same circuit with the lungs. When there is a problem with the lungs, the diaphragm muscle loses tone and the hole in the diaphragm where the esophagus passes through to the stomach gets bigger. This allows the stomach to herniated up into the chest cavity and often causes acid reflux.

Your doctor of natural medicine is likely able to pull the stomach down and out of the chest cavity manually…no surgery required! Then you must support the integrity of the lungs with a good supplement, such as Core Level Lung, by NutriWest, Inc.

A good general adult dosage recommendation would be 2-3 pills, 2-3 times a day, or as directed by your doctor, whom you should check with before starting any new supplement.

There are obviously many potential reasons your lungs might be having problems, such as infections, toxins, asthma, and other breathing problems. These will need to be addressed by your healthcare team.

Hopefully these tips, when combined, will result in a very restful and satisfying night’s sleep, allowing you to awaken refreshed and ready to face the day!

May you find a peaceful nights sleep tonight and every night!


Sunday, June 10, 2018

You Will Never Want Another Pharmaceutical After Reading This!

You Will Never Want Another Pharmaceutical After Reading This!

The subconscious brain recognizes and responds, without our assistance, to any perceived threat against us. Any attack by viruses, bacteria, or any other microbe, not to mention toxins and stressful life situations, activates the biophotonic software in your brain to increase the body's ability to respond instantly and correctly to the situation.

Mainstream medicine is focused primarily on the mechanistic, reductionist, piece and parts mentality of illness. Of course, the biochemistry of the body is altered in illness, however even deeper than biochemistry is the body's biophotonic software that controls the biochemistry.

Pushing the biochemistry around with pharmaceuticals or even natural substances can shift and improve symptoms, they are not usually going to correct the bioregulation of the body, the biophotonic software that is responsible for regulating everything. 

In defense of relief with medications, I am not trying to make you feel bad if you are having to take a drug to function. I am presenting referenced research that supports the superiority of newer treatment and diagnostic tools that are emerging technologies that far surpass drugs. Millions of people are house-bound or bed-bound even with the medications. It is about time something better is presented, even though it will eventually kill the golden goose that is the pharmaceutical industry!

When we look back at this point in history we will lament that most doctors thought it was best to create drug-induced illusions of health.

If the body, mind, and spirit are all interconnected and all interdependent, which they are, then creating a drug-induced illusion of health in the body with a pharmaceutical or natural substance will mask the illness in the body. Underneath the medication the body is still sick, manifested by your inability to stop the medication without the symptoms coming back. If the body is still sick, then the mind, and the spirit are also reflecting the dysfunction. Conversely, enable the body to restore optimum health and function in the body, and the mind, and spirit will also be able, with work, to be optimized.

There is an ever increasing number of alterations to our programming from physical, chemical, mental, emotional, environmental interference, insults and traumas. Relax, there is real progress in diagnosing and treating the body's software. Read on!

Generational Glitches 
We often like to think we are all born essentially healthy, with good software. The reality is that not only do we inherit our ancestors genetic predispositions, but we also inherit much of their software programming glitches.

More children than ever are being born with hypersensitivities to their world, be it food allergies, skin allergies, asthma, and emotional instabilities and hypersensitivities, just to name a few. The organization, Physicians for Safe Technology, is concerned that smart watches, cellphones, laptops, wifi signals all pose a serious potential risk of altering our health.

If you go to a children's nursery, you can see that we are pre-programmed at conception. The bully is already bullying the other kids. The victim is having their blocks taken away. The orderly child is lining up their Hot Wheels in neat rows. The reclusive child is already off by themselves. The shy child is already acting shy. Now add to these challenges the scrambling or potentially purposeful altering of our bioregulation by the subtle frequencies of 4G and the new 5G wifi signals which is said to be inescapable and will blanket the globe.

Society and our school systems strive to force everyone into a conformity that often is next to impossible because of these pre-programmed software issues. 

People often create "workarounds" in their programming to overcome their less than desirable traits. Workarounds are often self-help type corrections. People self-medicate with alcohol, or turn to antidepressants or stimulants to overcome or work around their tendencies. Like it sounds, a work-around doesn't change the the body's software program. 

We have all heard the phrase, "She sees the world through rose colored glasses." The reality is we all interact with the world through the lenses of our software. Whether we get sick or can heal from illness is determined largely by our biophotonic body's software. If it were not so, then everyone who takes a medication should get the same predictable results. Think about it. Why do some people get well quickly and others don't? Of course one could say the one who didn't get well had a weaker immune system, or their gut was messed up, or, or, or. However more fundamental than all of that is the deepest level of a person, their biophotonic software.

The brain is recognized as the primary computer of the body, followed by the heart. The heart is a computer also? Yes, 65% of the neurons in the heart are identical to brain neurons and research shows that the heart and the brain form the "dual processors" that control everything that goes on in your body, mind, and spirit.

When using your smartphone and laptop computer, you can only use the programs which you have downloaded.  In other words, you are limited in what you can do by the software programs you have in your device. In the same way, everything in your body is controlled by the software in your brain and heart.  Nothing in the body happens without the correct signaling from the software program of the brain.

When one understands that subtle frequencies regulate the expression of DNA via the millions of epigenetic switches which flip on or off dynamically with every challenge in your internal and external environment, you would never strap on a smart watch, put your laptop on your lap, or sleep with WiFi in the room.

Correcting the Bio-software at the Hansa Center

At the Hansa Center, based upon the oft amazing results we have seen in previously allopathically, non-responsive patients, we believe we can facilitate the correction of much of your body's software glitches through our innovative testing and treatments, such as BioResonance Scanning, NeuroCardial Synchronization, and NeuroPhotonic Therapy, to name a few. Proof at this point is just in clinical outcomes, since at this point there is no technology that can demonstrate medically-accepted, before and after electromagnetic bio-regulation changes.

To continue the computer metaphors, we all know what happens when we drop our computer, get water inside it, or have other physical damage to it like an electrical power surge. All of these issues cause physical damage to the computer. We all know about computer viruses and corrupted software that screw up the functioning of your computer. Both the physical and the software issues need to be addressed before your computer will work correctly. So it is with the human body.

Mainstream medicine is 100% concerned with the physical aspects of the body. If they cannot see it in the blood, or visualize it on special tests, such as MRI's, it largely doesn't exist, leading them to often say, "You have a conversion disorder," or "You need psychiatric help!" To mainstream medicine, everything can be, or should be explained in purely structural or chemical terms. To be fair, they also acknowledge the electro-chemical nerve conduction, but that too is very mechanistic in their viewpoint. 

My point is that nothing in mainstream medicine's lab work, imaging, or medications, tests for or addresses problems in the software of the body. Their primary focus is to react to symptoms as though the symptoms themselves were the cause. If someone has pain, give a chemical pain reliever, for depression, a chemical antidepressant, for hypothyroidism, give thyroid hormones, in the case of low cortisol, give them cortisol. All of this is fine if the physical tissues have been damaged beyond all repair, but no one in the mainstream seems to be concerned with looking for what is behind the symptom. The medical system is not set up for more than reacting to the symptom with drugs.

As I said earlier, symptoms are either caused by physical problems (structural and chemical issues) or energetic problems. (energetic bioregulation, emotion, mental, electromagnetic, etc.) Unless your doctor can access the bioenergetic "computer" system of your body and input corrections at that level AND correctly address the physical aspects of the body that have gone wrong, then the best you can hope for is the drug-induced illusion of health through the "controlling" or suppression of your symptoms. If you must take any supplement or pharmaceutical every day in order to feel good, then it is not getting to the core issues, which may live in your body's bioenergetic system.

Causes of Glitches in Your Bio-software
Acute or prolonged injury or trauma to the body, mind, or spirit, always causes changes in our software, in the epigenetic switches and brainwaves. The downstream symptoms reflect these alterations of our body's software. Your low thyroid output is often caused by stuck frequencies in your brain. The over or under-production of cortisol (your body's stress hormone) is largely due to stuck frequencies in the software. Your lack of engagement in life, low sex drive, low motivation, low energy, poor sleep, unexplained pain, muscle tightness, mood swings, cancer, autoimmune issues, and every other unexplained malady plaguing mankind is often being caused by a lifetime of computer software glitches in your brain!

Everything your body experiences has the ability to modify your software. The bacterial infection you successfully fought in the physical realm left its mark on your software. The chemical toxin you were exposed to at work altered your software. The fender-bender you thought just caused minor pain left its impact on your software. Holding your microwave-emitting cellphone to your head altered your programming. The medication or vaccine you took altered the program. The recreational drugs you experimented with altered your software. All of the emotional traumas you have experienced have altered your software. The head injury from sports or accidents altered your programming. The mold toxins from the moldy house you lived in altered your body's software. 

I hope you can see that there is so much more that needs to be addressed than the physical and chemical issues. Often the body cannot heal the physical and chemical problems because they are being created by the software glitches. 

The Goal of Every Treatment
The ideal goal of treatment should be to provide the body with the natural means to heal itself through providing the optimal nutrients, structural corrections, and the energetic corrections it needs to restore its software to its optimal levels of function. (Some of the new technologies addressing the "how to" correct the software is linked in articles at the bottom of this article.)  

True healing cannot occur by simply masking the symptoms or by doing for the body what the body should be doing for itself. True healing never seeks to mask the symptoms, because that would defeat the point of truly healing.

I hope I have piqued your curiosity to know more about how to shift the body's software.  I also hope I have given you a bit of clarity as to why you are sick in spite of all the "right treatments." The latest technologies in healthcare can indeed help give you better software than you had when you were born. The rest of healing and how you interact with the world is up to you to modify. Living in ways that are conducive to health, including exercising, eating clean, live, organic, unprocessed foods, learning healthier ways of thinking and interacting with others, and enriching your spiritual life all play big roles in attaining the optimum health and quality of life you seek.

Read these Links to Learn More About How the Body Works and How our Doctor Address the Software of Your Body:

For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 

*Due to the exhaustive time spent per day with each patient, and poor repayment history of insurance companies, we unfortunately cannot accept insurance assignment. We do participate in Care Credit, and accept all major credit cards. We will gladly accept insurance when our elected officials revamp the health insurance industry to cover all results-based care. We encourage you to vote with this in mind. Please call 316-686-5900 ext. 1, for current pricing for our economically-priced, All-inclusive 2-3 weeks intensive packages of care.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Addressing Ammonia Toxicity from Lyme Disease, MS, ALS, Parkinson's, and Autism

Lyme disease, MSALSParkinson'sAutism, and many other chronic illnesses...have been shown to have ammonia accumulating in the brain and tissues. It is imperative to the healing process that you and your doctor address the ammonia at the same time as you are addressing the cause of the ammonia...the Lyme bacteria, through the Borrelia burgdorferi production of urease enzyme!

Hyperammonemia (Excess accumulation of ammonia in the brain and tissues of the body) in combination with cerebral venous circulation disturbances, microbial issues and metabolic pathway dysfunction are largely unaddressed components that cause muscle weakness, muscle wasting, profound fatigue, mitochondria damage, tremors, brain dysfunction, depersonalization, depression, neuropathy, and muscle fasciculations (involuntary movements of muscles) seen in MS, ALS, and Parkinson's disease. Of course, poor oral bite/TMJ dynamics, environmental electro-polution,  dental mercury and environmental heavy metals, dietary and environmental toxins, also play an important role in the development of these illnesses, however this article focuses on the huge problem of excess ammonia. Stopping the accumulation of ammonia often stops the progression of these illnesses.

Other significant causes of excess ammonia production are SIBO gut microbial infections, such as H. Pylori bacterial infections, as well as other secondary sources that can add to the load of ammonia, such as Candida-type yeast which catabolize dietary amino-acids into ammonia in the gut. Another cause of excessive ammonia is chronic liver dysfunction, as well as chronic kidney dysfunction.

Ammonia is very alkaline at an 11.6 pH. Many doctors have been taught that most sick people have acidic bodies. The reality is not that simple. People may be predominantly acidic, their urine and saliva may be acidic, but they are also extremely alkaline in the areas of ammonia accumulation. Lyme disease is a game changer when it comes to the acid/alkalinity of the body. 

This is why many people worsen when they drink alkalinized water, or are given dietary recommendations such as fresh fruits and vegetables which most often work to alkalinize the body. (No, this is not permission to go back to junk food or processed foods that are acid-promoting!) It appears that alkalinizing these people is only aggravating the already over-alkaline ammonia regions of their body, the brain, heart and liver. The ammonia conditions must be cleared before addressing the more acidic regions of their body! Click on this hyperlink to read more on ways to change your diet to help minimize the symptoms of ammonia.

We can extrapolate from the fact that Lyme bacteria seem to thrive in the highly alkaline environment created by ammonia (11.6 pH), that it is not going to work to attempt to kill the bacteria through drinking highly alkaline water, or eating alkaline-promoting diets. Once the Lyme bacteria and ammonia issues are addressed adequately then yes, an alkaline promoting diet is best.

"Souring the Milk!" Making the Body an Inhospitable Home for Bacteria to Overgrow!

It is almost impossible to culture Lyme bacteria in a lab setting if the growth medium in the petri dish is not just right, or if the temperature or pH is not just right. So from this we can see that Borrelia burgdorferi are not invincible monsters that absolutely cannot be beaten. 

The challenge then is to "sour the milk" or shift your body's internal environment to one that makes survival very difficult for the bacteria. Correcting the hyperammonemia (high ammonia) issue can help achieve a less hospitable environment for the bacteria, making your other antibacterial efforts possibly more effective.

Not everything can be done with remedies, especially the longer you have been sick. The longer one has been sick, the more skill that will be required to successfully facilitate the body's ability to completely heal. It has been my experience that the sicker you are, the longer you have been sick, the more organs and systems of your body that have been damaged, the less likely you can successfully navigate through all the possible treatment options by yourself at home. The remedies I list below can definitely help you, however it may be wise to seek professional help with all the issues going on beyond eliminating bacteria and ammonia.

A Screwdriver Cannot Cut Wood. Antibiotics Cannot Correct Tissue Damage! Using the Correct Tools for the Job.

You must use the correct tool for the job. Diet, combined with full-spectrum infrared sauna therapy, remedies, nutrition, hands on treatments, and so much more are needed to optimize the body's ability to bring down the population of bacteria, and eliminate the ammonia. 

Most people just want to take some remedies at home and feel better. I understand that, however if you don't feel better it does not mean the remedies are not working, it means there is too much else going on, (such as damaged, inflamed, and irritated tissues) for simply removing the ammonia to correct. 

Remember, ammonia is a toxin. We call things toxins because they damage tissues. It is like burning your finger on the stove. You immediately jerk your hand off the flame, but the burn and pain remains. So simply eliminating the ammonia will not always instantly get rid of the damage to the tissues or the symptoms. This is why the doctors at the Hansa Center have developed dozens of new ways to facilitate the body's ability to restore the correct (optimum) functioning of these damaged tissues, right down to the areas of broken biochemistry.

Also, until the bacteria are brought under control, they continue to produce more ammonia, so getting rid of the ammonia will be an ongoing process until your body can successfully beat down the Lyme bacteria. To help the body eliminate the cause of the ammonia, the bacteria, I developed three different formulas, the first of which I presented compelling research for at the International Tick-Borne Diseases Conference in New York City. 

Although no natural formula is cleared by the FDA to treat or cure any named illness, we can make "structure and function" claims for natural formulations. These formulas are not natural antibiotics. They work to enable the body's own defenses to kill the huge numbers if you read the research. 

  1. Eliminate the source of ammonia, the bacteria
  2. Eliminate the ammonia, through ammonia-specific supplements
  3. Support the organs of elimination
Eliminating the Source of ammonia, the bacteria:
I would recommend discussing with your healthcare professional, starting with Borrelogen™ at 1 dropper 2-3 times a day for one bottle, or as they recommend. Depending upon your response, you can the ask your healthcare professional about switching over to Lymogen™ if you need a change, at the same dosage or as they recommend. The successes our doctors have enjoyed at the Hansa Center for 20 years are largely around these remedies, although when you come you might not test as needing any of these formulas that I developed. Our testing helps us identify specifically what your unique body needs, which is why we carry over 3000 natural remedies from all the best companies to test you with in each treatment room.

No matter what way you choose to enable the killing of the Lyme bacteria, conventional antibiotics or natural remedies, you definitely need to deal with the toxic ammonia. As I have discussed, most medicines and remedies will not cross the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). 

Eliminating the Ammonia:
I traveled to Brazil to search for botanicals from the Amazon that might effectively clear ammonia from the body. I have been to huge plant specimen repositories, and tested large collections of medicinal substances from the world of Chinese medicine, not to mention testing everything I can get my hands on from standard botanical and homeopathic arsenals. There are only two botanicals out of everything I have tested that consistently work and have been verified either by laboratory experiments or by Functional Acuity Contrast Testing (FACT) of the toxins interference in the brain. 

These two botanicals are Silphium laciniatum leaf extract, and Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract. I developed the Silphium into a stand alone extract called, "Silphitrin" and enhanced its effectiveness in the NeuroAntitox II Formulas. The Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract is available as a stand alone remedy, that can be taken at the same time as the NeuroAntitox Formula or by itself.

When your healthcare professional finds ammonia is not just in the typical Lyme presentation of the liver, heart, brain, and jaws, but is found all over the body, such as is the case with almost all MS and ALS sufferers, then I would suggest using L-Ornithine/L-Aspertate. L-Ornithine/L-Aspertate used to be a German prescription drug called Hepamertz, that was used for the same purpose of helping reduce the ammonia seen in severe liver diseases. It is now available as a supplement. In that L-Ornithine/L-Aspartate does not work as well as the NeuroAntitox II Formula, it is recommended that they be taken together.

Our Hansa Center doctors are trained to also target and suppress the production of urease by the bacteria to help eliminate the ammonia.

Consult with your natural healthcare professional before starting any new supplement. A general recommendation for the SilphitrinHibiscus, or NeuroAntitox II Formula is 1-3 droppers, 2-3 times a day, with or without food. 

The Silphitrin and NeuroAntitox II Basic Formulas can be used in a soaking bath, for those whose digestive systems do not handle remedies and medicines well. The bath instructions are on the label of the bottle. Soak your body no more than 20 minutes in warm water, not hot water. 

Support the Organs of Elimination:
If one studied all the various supplements that support the detoxification and elimination organs it would rapidly be clear that you could spend hundreds of dollars on many different types of products. I have found that Metacrin-DX by Apex Energetics, Inc. is a gentle yet powerful product to support phase-1 and phase 2 of the liver detoxification pathways. 

Fiber is another important component of supporting proper bowel movements and the removal of toxins. Fiber acts like a sponge in the intestines, so I recommend Chewable Total Fiber by Nutriwest, Inc. It is better to have a somewhat dry sponge that can soak up poisonous cellular debris, than to drag a wet rag through the gut, like many fiber products that are mixed in water. 

Drink plenty of purified water everyday to help support cellular function and to support the rapid clearing of toxins. Most people are dehydrated, often even when they drink a lot of water, because they have destroyed the membranes responsible for fluid transportation, impairing the body's ability to  effectively distribute water to the tissues. When the membranes are damaged, a person will often drink copious amounts of water, yet most of the water is rapidly urinated out. This leads to stagnation and dehydration in the tissues and organs, which can be addressed by using a product called Gather Vitality, by K'an Herbs, Inc. 

Juicing your own green drinks or getting them from your local health food store is another vitally important step in supporting the organs of elimination. My favorite recipe juicing recipe:

  • One organic cucumber, 
  • Two to three leaves and stalks each of organic kale and rainbow chard, 
  • One organic Granny Smith apple, 
  • One organic whole lime, 
  • A small bunch of parsley or cilantro. 
It tastes great and is a power packed, nutrient dense infusion that supports the organs and enables them to have the strength to detox more effectively. Remember, asking the body to detox is asking the body to work very hard, often when the body is already very fatigued. You cannot or should not do any detoxification without also giving the body extra support to do the work. Juicing fresh organic fruits and veggies is not just nutrient rich, but is also rich in the vital energy of the plants. 

Another great way to increase cellular energy is to take Berberine w/ MicroPQQ and CoQ10

A Huge Help for Those with Any Illness

For those people who are profoundly drained of energy, cannot handle oral supplements well, are dehydrated, or have poor detoxification abilities, I highly recommend you use your internet search engine and find a I.V. hydration clinic in your area that offers nutritional I.V.'s called Myer's Cocktails. I advise adding 1000 to 2000 mg of Glutathione and extra Vitamin C. This can be done weekly to monthly depending upon your condition. These clinics are usually very easy to get into, often without an appointment or a doctor's prescription, and most are staffed by highly-qualified Nurse Practitioners. 

Core Body Temperature Issues

If your primary symptoms are not severe brain issues, such as seen in MS, Parkinson's, or ALS, then you definitely want to invest in a Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna for your personal use. Virtually no other device can shift the internal environment of your body than one of these saunas! Lyme bacteria cause the body to overcool. People with chronic LD often report that their body temperature is very low. If you are ever 96.5 or below, you are in real trouble and need to take this seriously. Every system of the body is energetically working on fumes and getting more toxic by the day as the body fluids, such as the lymph fluid, turn into a gel. 

There is a new way to do sauna therapy that quadruples its healing effects. The Sunlighten Saunas now have the options for Acoustic Resonance TherapyChromotherapy, Full-spectrum Infrared waves, 6-preset wellness programs, and a proprietary cream that enhances sweating in those tough to sweat areas!  These saunas are a long way from the boring saunas of old. They even offer a biofeedback option! These saunas are made for people with extreme sensitivities. The six-person Sunlighten Basswood saunas are the ones we use at the Hansa Center, and the smaller units are perfect for healing at home.

The Hansa Center Difference:
This article outlines the very basics of addressing toxicity in the body. I cannot do justice to the incredible complexity of what each of our doctors can bring to bear upon each person's case who comes to the Hansa Center. We have found that it is best to start with a two-week, all-inclusive package of care that enables us to apply maximum effort in daily hour long office visits with the doctor to really dig down and identify everything we can that has gone wrong in a person's body and determine unique ways to facilitate their body's ability to restore optimum function. This hyperlink is an effort to give you an idea of what the first few days of treatment at the Hansa Center would be like.

Read more about ammonia issues as well as facilitating the body's ability to heal from neurological damage from Lyme disease and other degenerative illnesses.

Click here to listen to a lecture Dr. Jonathan Streit of the Hansa Center gave on the topic of ammonia issues in the body.

The doctors and staff at the Hansa Center have a passion for restoring health! Let us help you get back to real life. If you have questions about coming to the Hansa Center call 316-686-5900 ext. 1 and you will receive true caring. We believe that the sign of good treatment should be that you feel better quickly, and we definitely do not adhere to the belief that you must feel worse before you feel better. Our goal is to help restore God's perfect design and function of every aspect of your body so that your body can heal itself, and stay well!

For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lyme Disease Can Cause Leaky-Brain Syndrome

Lyme disease, seizures, MS, ALS, Parkinson's, Autism, Alzheimer's, and other chronic conditions, have been shown to have ammonia accumulating in the brain and body. Where the ammonia is accumulating determines the type of symptoms will be created. Each of the above illnesses have been shown by medical researchers to have Lyme spirochetes as a primary cause of the problem.

As the discoverer that Lyme spirochetes cause the accumulation of ammonia it is very validating to me that other scientists and clinicians have confirmed the finding.

Although many people have heard of Leaky Bowel Syndrome (LBS), few have heard of Leaky Brain Syndrome. I coined this term when I became aware of the damaging effects on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) from the accumulation of Lyme-induced ammonia in the brain. Ammonia in the brain is a primary cause of neurological and psychological hypersensitivity. 

The ammonia problem occurs not just in the brain, but in any tissue infected with Lyme disease spirochetes. So if it is primary in the joints, then the joints will have excessive amounts of ammonia causing problems. This article will focus of the brain.

Ammonia Pokes Holes In Your Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB)

If the brain is the central computer of your body, then problems in the brain can cause problems anywhere in your body, mind, and emotions. Ammonia in the brain alters the permeability of the BBB, punching holes in the BBB that enable larger molecules to cross from the bloodstream into the brain, such as common amino-acids, microbes, toxins that normally would not be able to cross the blood-brain-barrier. 

When these random molecules touch the brain tissues they set up neuro-inflammation, hyper-reactivity and hypersensitivities to stimuli, such as environmental scents, chemical toxins, mycotoxins, metabolic products, emotions, and even changes in barometric pressure, moon phases, and geopathic stressors. Many people with these issues feel that they suffer from cerebral allergies, but cannot pin any one cause down. 

The Vicious Ammonia-Histamine Cycle

Indeed, the presence of ammonia and the worsening of symptoms can be made worse by the body's production of excessive amounts of histamine and the histamine increases the production of ammonia. This is a vicious cycle of ammonia causing the release of histamine and the histamine causing even more ammonia! 

If a person with Lyme disease (LD) is taking a medication that they are allergic to, such as an antibiotic, unfortunately the resulting worsening of symptoms is often thought of as being a Herxheimer reaction from the toxicity of the bacterial die-off substances. Unfortunately, our clinical testing reveals that the person is often suffering from a allergic reaction that is stimulating a histamine release. The histamine release exponentially increases the amount of ammonia in the tissues, and that is indeed why the person is having a dramatic worsening of their symptoms, not from bacterial die-off. Excessive histamine in the body, and Histamine Intolerance are a horrible malady by itself, even without the addition of ammonia! 

Complex Illnesses Require Complex Treatments

If a person has Lyme disease AND Histamine Intolerance the chances of profound illness affecting almost every system of the body is almost assured! 

If you study both problems, excess ammonia and excess histamine, you can see why the doctors of the Hansa Center for Optimum Health are so unique. Most doctors specialize in a field of medicine. Our doctors specialize in restoring every aspect and adjust every tissue and issue right down to these biochemical nightmares, and even the epigenetic and bioenergetic issues. The chronic illnesses of today are way too complex to be resolved with sledge-hammer drugs.

The histamine/ammonia cycle affects people even worse if they have key genetic SNP mutations and those who have impaired methylation pathways. "Imethylation is low and T cell production is low, then histamine levels tend to be high. Histamine is linked to inflammation, a contributing factors to leaky gut as well as allergies."

The symptoms of these cerebral allergies are unique to what part of the brain is being affected. Ammonia-induced Leaky Brain Syndrome is one of the primary causes of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Cognitive dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MS, ALS, and a myriad of other chronic conditions.

There are only a few ways ammonia can become a problem in the brain. Severe liver disease is a well recognized producer of global or systemic ammonia. No one knew, until I discovered quite unexpectedly, that Lyme spirochetes could cause ammonia to accumulate in localized areas of the brain.  

Treating and Detoxifying the Body of Ammonia

While detoxifying and eliminating the excess ammonia from the body can almost immediately improve a persons symptoms, and there are many products that can help the body accomplish this, the cause of the production of ammonia remains as does the damage the ammonia causes in the tissues still needs to be repaired. 

In the same way that a screwdriver will not cut wood, antibiotics cannot treat tissue damage, nor can they repair damage to the BBB or the other damaged tissues in your body. 

In the same way, simply killing the bacteria and eliminating the ammonia, while good, cannot do more than they do. Your doctor must have many more tools and advanced treatment techniques that focus of restoring the body's ability to heal itself from the inside out and the outside in! This is why I was forced to innovate new ways to test and treat the totality of the body, not just doing pieces and parts doctoring.

How I Discovered Lyme-Induced Ammonia

I first became aware of brain-ammonia problems in the late 1990's while treating a gentleman from England who came to me having been diagnosed with Lyme disease (Neuroborreliosis). Quite surprisingly, my testing revealed Trypanosoma gambiense as his primary microbial challenge. T. gambiense causes African Sleeping Sickness (ASS). Only after subsequent study, in Cecil's Pathology book, did I find that the symptoms of ASS are caused by the neurotoxic effects of ammonia produced in the brain by the microbe. Interestingly, the man said that for years he had told doctors that it felt like someone was pouring ammonia over his brain!

The severe debilitation of this man is what stimulated my discovery of Lyme-induce ammonia. His symptoms reminded me of many of my patients previously diagnosed with extreme Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, MSALS, and Lyme patients.

I started doing clinical testing for accumulations of ammonia in people with confirmed Lyme disease, and found that all of these people had localized ammonia accumulations primarily in the brain, heart, liver, and jaws caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), the causative agent in Lyme disease. This is no small finding, nor is it easy to correct, although many will tell you of this or that supplement that will rid your body of ammonia. Most of these substances, such as L-ornithine and molybdenum, and various herbs do not seem to be able to clear the ammonia from the brain, or jaws. 

I am pleased to say that over the last decade my findings have now been confirmed by many other doctors and scientists. (Ammonia)

It would seem that Bb release ammonia, which is converted to glutamine, by way of the glutamine synthetase pathways, leading to localized swelling of astrocytes (brain cells). This ammonia-induced glutamine accumulation may cause dysfunction of astrocytes that leads to impairment of vascular reactivity other than through a decrease in arginine availability for NOS leading to increased production of nitric oxide (Toshiki 2000).

It has been reported that many neurological problems are caused by either congenital causes in SNP mutations, or acquired hyper-ammonemia from various infectious agents or liver disease (Albrecht 1998). 

Many of my patient previously diagnosed with LD have reported that brain MRI's found MS-type plaques on their brain. These plaques are likely from the increased ammonia from the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria.

All of the ammonia-related pathological changes predispose these individuals to cerebral allergies, due to alterations in the blood brain barrier, subsequently allowing larger molecules, such as common dietary amino acids, to pass through to the brain. Neurotransmitter receptors and function is impaired and possibly the most common symptom – altered brain energy metabolism leading to cognitive brain dysfunctions, the total fatigue of the mind when forced to read, talk, or think for extended periods.

Direct Resonance Testing (DRT) was used to test for the presence of ammonia in the brain, heart, and liver of over 2000 previously diagnosed LD, MS, CFS, ALS, and other chronically ill patients; all patients were positive for ammonia over these areas. 

Many other doctors have confirmed this finding using the Direct Resonance Testing. A Direct Resonance Test functions based upon the fact that every bend, rotation, or atomic bond of a given molecular structure, such as NH3, has a certain resonant frequency (Oschman 2000). When two substances similar molecular frequency come in close proximity to each other they will tend to vibrate "sympathetically" through harmonic resonance. (Allen and Cross 1963, Sauer 1995)

How to Test Yourself for Ammonia Accumulation:

There is a Serum Ammonia and a urine ammonia test that can be performed by your doctor, however due to the fact that the Lyme-induced ammonia is not a systemic problem, but is in localized areas, the lab tests may not be as reliable to detect the presence of ammonia.
Direct Resonance Testing:

To perform a direct resonance test the doctor will need a vial of pure ammonia. A muscle strength challenge should be performed to identify a strong muscle, preferably using the deltoid muscle with the patient’s thumb pointing towards the feet. The muscle should “lock” or immediately be be strong when challenged, without being spongy. The doctor should use only the amount of force necessary to feel that the muscle being tested engages without being spongy. Once a good strong muscle has been identified, hold the vial of ammonia over various areas of the brain, testing to see if the previously strong muscle goes weak when the ammonia is held over any area. Due to the temporary neuromuscular interference caused by the harmonic resonance of ammonia in the vial with the ammonia present in the brain, the strong muscle will go weak. If the test is positive all over the body then there is more than just Lyme infection going on, since LD-induce ammonia accumulations seem to only affect the liver, heart, brain, and jaws.

For solutions to help the body eliminate ammonia read this link.

For solutions to help the body eliminate excessive histamine read this link.

The doctors and staff at the Hansa Center have a passion for winning! Let us help you get back to real life. If you have questions about coming to the Hansa Center call 316-686-5900 ext. 1 and you will receive true caring. We believe that the sign of good treatment should be that you feel better quickly, and we definitely do not adhere to the belief that you must feel worse before you feel better. Our goal is to help restore God's perfect design and function of every aspect of your body so that your body can heal itself, and stay well!

For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 

*Due to the exhaustive time spent per day with each patient, and poor repayment history of insurance companies, we unfortunately cannot accept insurance assignment. We do participate in Care Credit, and accept all major credit cards. We will gladly accept insurance when our elected officials revamp the health insurance industry to cover all results-based care. We encourage you to vote with this in mind. Please call 316-686-5900 ext. 1, for current pricing for our economically-priced, All-inclusive 2-3 weeks intensive packages of care.with