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Folate & Nutritional Status – with Comments by Dr. Gordon

Dr. Gordon’s Comments:

5’MTHF issues are much more complex than is generally recognized, so normal test results can mean nothing. Whatever you knew until today is not enough to protect your patients and loved ones.

The attached NEJM article from July 9 adds considerable likelihood that when someone tells you that the patient’s nutritional status is just fine, they very likely may be dead wrong. The patient suffers seizures and mental disorders that fail to respond to anything because you had not read the attached, which found that the level of folic acid was fine everywhere except in the cerebral spinal fluid. Now they can explain what is going on and it amenable to proper folate treatment, as found in Beyond B-12 sublingual tablets available only from Longevity Plus.

Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institute



In infantile-onset cerebral folate deficiency, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5MTHF) levels in the cerebrospinal fluid are low, but folate levels in the serum and erythrocytes are normal. We examined serum specimens from 28 children with cerebral folate deficiency, 5 of their mothers, 28 age-matched control subjects, and 41 patients with an unrelated neurologic disorder. Serum from 25 of the 28 patients and 0 of 28 control subjects contained high-affinity blocking autoantibodies against membrane-bound folate receptors that are present on the choroid plexus.

neurologic Lyme disease & better treatments

 Linda’s comments:  I have the utmost respect for Dr Brian Fallon, who is the Director of Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center. 



Dr. Fallon proposed a five step approach to advance our understanding: 
1) conduct a large prospective study of neurologic Lyme; 2) apply newly 
developed technologies; 3) create a national repository of clinical 
specimens; 4) conduct a noninferiority, double-blind, randomized, 
controlled trial; and 5) test nonantimicrobial therapies.

Aspartame Dangers — Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.

Dear Jan and Laurel,

First regarding comments about Dr. John Olney, here is the Report For 
These are articles by the experts and toward the end you will see Dr. 
Olney’s original study which showed that aspartic acid, 40% of the 
aspartame molecule, caused holes in the brains of mice.  This is why 
Dr. Olney tried to prevent approval. Continued

Acute neuroborreliosis with CNS involvement

Full article:


RESULTS: Eleven patients who presented with acute central nervous
system (CNS) syndrome fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for
neuroborreliosis. In the CSF studies, lymphocytic pleocytosis
with elevation of total protein and normal glucose was noted in 9
patients. The clinical syndromes were confirmed by magnetic
resonance imaging and electrophysiological studies. Ten of 11
patients were found to have brain stem or spinal cord lesions on
neuroimaging studies, and 8 patients had concomitant peripheral
nervous system involvement with electrophysiological evidence of
multiple root lesions with an acute or subacute course.
CONCLUSIONS: Lyme neuroborreliosis presenting as acute CNS
syndrome with peripheral nervous system involvement
simultaneously in the disease course, especially acute
myelopolyradiculitis, in Taiwan is different from Lyme
neuroborreliosis seen in Europe and North America. The treatment
outcome is variable and based on the severity of initial
neurological deficits, early diagnosis, and early management.
Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Flu like Symptoms … or something else?


Linda’s comments:  Folks this is a heads-UP on getting started on a lifelong daily detox protocol.  I personally use the FIGHT protocol, but what ever daily detox program you choose, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU BEGIN IT NOW…..The oil spill is hovering illness/disease….people in surrounding states are ALREADY getting sick.  If lead/mercury can reach the USA from CHINA, can you equate how much we will get here in the US from this Gulf Oil Spill?  DEVASTATING to say the least.
Right here on this blog you can find the Webinar’s on the FIGHT program….take the time and listen to one a day.  I’m begging you to get SERIOUS about your daily detox….it is only going to get worse. 
I now take the Zeogold (one capsule daily-opened in juice) with 5 sprays 3 to 5 times daily of the ACZnanoZeolite…..I bath daily in Beyond Clean and use the new EDTA soap, however, you need the rest of the protocol to protect you….I promote the FIGHT protocol, as I have been taking it for over 1 1/2 years and can truly feel the difference…..Not only am I having to deal with the “DAILY” environmental toxins, but I had 14 amalgam fillings for years… will take me 15 years to get that lead/mercury out of my bones, but I’m 1 1/2 years down the road…..
When you begin, your new best friend will be the toilet and Charmin, but it is worth it…..that eventually levels out and approximately every 3 months you will have another run on your bathroom…..the FIGHT program is like peeling an onion, one layer at a time. 
Please take this warning seriously folks…you won’t regret it….
  Lethal and toxic levels of hydrogen sulfide, benzene, and methalene chloride are floating in the air over the oil spill. There’s a very high probability that residents exposed to the air surrounding the spill will suffer a direct hit to their health status such as debilitating diseases or various birth deformities and cancer as a long-term result. But first what these people will see is flu-like symptoms, which, like in the flu, are symptoms of intolerable amounts of foreign toxins, chemicals and heavy metals in the tissues dumping into the bloodstream.
     Even a small amount of benzene exposure can cause temporary nervous system disorders, immune system depression and anemia. Short-term affects include skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation, headache, stomach irritation, drowsiness and dizziness. High levels of exposure can result in a rapid heart rate, excessive bleeding, tremors, vomiting, unconsciousness and death. Benzene can cause harmful effects on bone marrow and a decrease in red blood cells leading to myelofibrosis and myelodysplastic syndrome.
     That’s how it starts. Chemical exposure symptoms feel like a flu. Professor I.M. Trakhtenberg of Russia gives us a big hint when he says, “Chronic mercury exposure is also a threat to our health and makes us especially vulnerable to flu infections. It has been shown that “prolongedexposure of mammals (white mice) to low mercury concentrations (0.008 – 0.02mg/m3) leads to a significant increase in the susceptibility of mice topathological influenza virus strains.” For contemporary medicine to respond in an appropriate and humane way to the oil disaster it will have to leap out of the quagmire of its present paradigm an into one that understands the ‘terrain’ of human physiology and how that terrain is being overrun by chemical toxicity and heavy metals. WE DO NOT NEED TO BE ATTACKED BY AN INFLUENZA VIRUS STRAIN TO GET THE FLU. When we are attacked with nasty chemicals we are as likely to get the flu as when we are run over by viruses, which are more potent at driving health officials mad as at causing pandemics.
     “Blood elements such as WBCs, RBCs, hemoglobin, and bone marrow are adversely affected. With tissue proteins there is alteration of biological properties and protein synthesis. Enzyme; hormone; and endocrine functions of pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, ovaries, and testes are altered. There are pathological effects on the heart, liver, immune system, central nervous system, lungs, kidneys, and spleen.” continues Dr. Trakhtenberg.
     Thiol poisons react with SH groups of proteins, which leads to lowering the activity of various enzymes containing these proteins. This produces a series of disruptionsin the functional activity of many organs and tissues and this is the mechanism and pathological pathway of poisons that run us right into the ground. A toxic storm is gathering in the Gulf of Mexico and it contains devastating chemicals that can and will poison and destroy proteins with sulfur bonds.
Associated Illnesses
     According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 175,000 and 210,000 – or about 25 percent – of the living veterans of the 1991 Gulf War are currently afflicted by a debilitating, chronic, multi-symptom, multi-system disease commonly known as Gulf War Illness or Gulf War Syndrome. The Environmental Illness Resource , ( tells us that more than 110,000 cases had been reported by 1999, according to official government sources. There is even a report relating to military personnel in Kansas developing flu-like symptoms and chemical sensitivities after handling archived documents returned from the Gulf. In the UK, veterans of the 2003 conflict began reporting symptoms identical to those reported by the first war shortly after they returned from duty.
     The symptoms reported by veterans include:
Persistent Headaches
Muscle Aches/Pains
Neurological Symptoms, e.g. tingling and numbness in limbs
Cognitive Dysfunction – short-term memory loss, poor concentration, inability to take in information
Mood and Sleep Disturbances – Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia
Dermatological Symptoms – Skin Rashes, Unusual Hair Loss
Respiratory Symptoms – Persistent Coughing, Bronchitis, Asthma
Chemical Sensitivities
Gastrointestinal Symptoms – Diarrhea, Constipation, Nausea, Bloating
Cardiovascular Symptoms
Menstrual Symptoms
     These symptoms are similar to those attributed to chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities and other environmental illnesses. This similarity hasn’t gone unnoticed, which is why many people, including healthcare professionals and researchers, are coming to the conclusion that all these illnesses share common causes and etiologies. Gulf War vets have developed ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, at twice the rate of vets who did not serve in the Gulf War. Some veterans returned seemingly well, yet developed severe illnesses months or years later. The lag time between cause and effect makes understanding these illnesses more difficult.
     Coalition troops were constantly exposed to chemicals (and vaccines) whose use is considered safe by people and organizations that do not know a safe substance from a dangerous one. The retreating Iraqi army ignited approximately 600 oil wells in February 1991, which burned for about nine months. These fires produced massive amounts of thick smoke that sometimes drifted to ground level causing increased exposure to ground troops. When this occurred the air pollution was far greater than would be experienced in the average traffic congested western city.
     Questionnaires filled in by US troops indicated higher rates of eye and upper respiratory tract irritation, shortness of breath, cough, rashes, and fatigue than unexposed troops. The smoke from oil well fires contained a cocktail of chemicals, notably benzene, hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide as well as quantities of particulate matter.
Read The Full Article
Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
Director International Medical Veritas Association

Aspartame comments – Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum

Dear Xxxxxxx,

Were you on aspartame before you started using Splenda?  Before
Splenda we thought never could anyone ever create another poison like
aspartame that is so toxic it destroys the brain, the central nervous
system, the optic nerve and the immune system, and ravages every
organ in the body.  From taking the case histories for 19 years I
can’t imagine anything more poisonous.  Even with testing on
aspartame the FDA wanted them indicted for fraud because there was no
way to show safety and its a carcinogen.  But when Splenda came along
consumers were aghast they had made something else that poisons the
system.  To make matters worse, Dr. James Bowen says that
if  consumers go from aspartame to Splenda they will maintain the
reactions from aspartame and pick up those from Splenda.

Using Splenda is like drinking bleach and today reactions and severe
ones are showing up on Splenda.    You might want to read
this: and
In today’s society with companies poisoning our food supply you have
to become a label reader.  The FDA doesn’t care about the food supply
being safe.  So you must be responsible for what you put in your mouth.

One thing we know is that Splenda interacts.  The company admitted to
Marianne Lamar that  Splenda does cause headaches and seizures.  That
means you are using a deadly drug, its not inert.  This came directly
from the company itself although there are many reactions to Splenda
from rashes to cardiac problems.  As to joint pain, yes it has been
reported with Splenda.  Read this report:

Also, Citizens for Health and James Turner, DC attorney filed a
petition to ban Splenda and they haven’t received an answer although
there is a time limit on the FDA answering citizens petitions which
is 180 days.  They haven’t answered my petition for ban of aspartame
in almost 7 years.  So you know the FDA is serving above the law and
giving their loyalty to Big Pharma and the chemical industry.  This
is something Congress needs to deal with.  In fact, I’ve petitioned
the FDA to ban aspartame based on an imminent health hazard and they
only have a week or ten days to answer that.  That was over two years
ago.   So you have an FDA way out of control who is ignoring
consumers  and scientists.  Dr. Stoller also petitioned the FDA to
ban aspartame and its not been answered.  In fact, twelve
toxicologists have written the FDA to ban aspartame, and I doubt that
they have heard either.

The email for Citizens for Health is and I’m
sending a copy of this to James Turner.  On the Aspartame Resource
Guide I sent you the physicians have detoxification help.  Then you
could have prolotherapy which cures chronic pain.

Here are some symptoms reported on Splenda:

Sucralose aka Splenda Can Cause Pain & Tension

Sucralose Can Cause These Symptoms

Abdominal pain, achiness, back pain, chest tightness, dizziness, eye
pain, fibromyalgia, headache, joint pain, leg cramps, loss of
equilibrium, migraine, numbness & tingling of hands & feet, shooting
pains in extremities, swallowing pain, tingling, unsteady gait, weakness, more.

You can subscribe to the Aspartame Information List on   (scroll down to banners) as we also take Splenda
reactions and its discussed.

Just Like Sugar ( is safe and can be gotten
in most Whole Foods.

I would definitely fill out the MedWatch form on the FDA to have your
complaints on record. Do send me a copy. Remember that Sucralose has
already been found in drinking
Read about detoxification using distilled water.

All my best,

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
770 242-2599,,
Aspartame Toxicity Center,

MR imaging in neuroborreliosis of the cervical spinal cord


The central nervous system is involved in 10-20% of cases in Lyme
disease. The neurological symptoms, time course of the disease and
imaging findings are multifaceted. We report two patients with cervical
radiculitis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed strong enhancement of
the cervical nerve roots on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images. These
imaging patterns of borrelia-associated radiculitis have not been
reported before. Knowledge of these imaging features may help to
diagnose neuroborreliosis, which presents with non-specific symptoms.

Protozoa traversal of the blood-brain barrier


Abstract – Neuropathogenic protozoa have evolved strategies to
breach the blood-brain barrier and invade the central nervous
system. These include transcellular, paracellular and the Trojan
horse routes but the associated molecular mechanisms remain
incompletely understood. Here, we summarize the current
understanding of protozoa penetration across the blood-brain
barrier, focusing on Plasmodium, Babesia, Trypanosoma,
Toxoplasma, Acanthamoeba and Balamuthia. Advances in
understanding the molecular pathways will offer opportunities for
the rational development of novel therapeutic interventions.

Tick population explodes, raising Lyme disease concerns

Linda’s comments:  Tick population exploding isn’t just on the East coast, it is US wide.  More and more ER’s are reporting a BIG increase with tick bites.   More importantly, you don’t have to have a tick bite to get Lyme disease.  BEWARE and pay attention when in the great outdoors.

Full article:


NEWBURYPORT — Deer ticks have been appearing in huge numbers throughout the region, raising concerns about Lyme disease.

All along the East Coast, health experts have seen a sudden and dramatic increase in ticks.

“Just in the past week or two, we have seen an explosion in deer ticks,” said Dr. Heidi Bassler, medical director of the Veterinary Center of Greater Newburyport.

The unusually warm weather and record-setting rains have helped bolster the tick population. Hospitals, such as Addison-Gilbert in Gloucester, have experienced a surge in tick bite cases. Normally, the hospital sees one or two cases per day; now it is seeing eight or 10.

There are two different kinds of ticks that are predominant in the region. Dog ticks are about the size of a pencil eraser; deer ticks, the more dangerous species, are closer to the size of a pen point.

With a single bite, deer ticks can transmit Lyme disease, symptoms of which include a debilitating complex of fever, headache, fatigue and depression, and two other illnesses of similar symptoms.

Ticks are mostly found in woods and fields. High grass, including dune grass, is one of their favored habitats.

Nutritional status in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Linda’s comment:  Isn’t it wonderful when the conventional docs find that Nutrition and proper diet is directly connected to the growth and function of children!!??  Some of you would like to scold them and say “I told you so” but I’m just excited that they are “finally” getting it!!  Just as the children of the Autism Spectrum parents have found that diet/nutrition is everything.  They also know that reducing the total body of pathogens and toxins can make all the difference in their children’s learning, sleep, and growth.  Reducing those heavy metals can help ALL, including adults.  Do your research folks and you can find the answers you are looking for.



November 3, 2009 (Honolulu, Hawaii) – Overall nutritional status in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shows that this patient population is at risk for low trace mineral status, including deficiencies in zinc and copper – minerals that may play a crucial role in the production of dopamine, norepinephrine, and melatonin, which regulates sleep. Continued