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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hearing problems? ... I'm sorry, what did you say?

My grandmother lost her house this week due to my great grandmother’s house/Medicare problem and my aunt throwing temper tantrum after temper tantrum for four years. It finally fell apart and now I have the pleasure of moving in my room with my two younger sisters, having my two younger brothers take my room and my grandmother take the extra room. If sever people weren’t enough, let’s just add an eighth. On top of moving things into storage because of the overload of stuff, my 13 year old sister volunteered the family to foster kittens that need to be adopted. So, for two days we had 9 cats at the house… I believe my mother said, “Oh my gosh, I’ve become a red neck.” I think I laughed for an entire three minutes as she sat down to work on her doctorate.

In addition to all that, my brother went to the doctor and we found out that he is losing his hearing. He’s 16.

A few weeks ago I asked the question if any of you were hearing a ringing in your ears and how that could be related to overpopulated fungus in your body. My brother has been hearing a constant ringing in his ear for an entire week.

According to Carl C Pfeiffer, Ph.D, M.D., from the book "Nutrition and Mental Illness", a copper deficiency can also be connected to a ringing in the ears. As I would love to say that that is the only connection this doctor made, that is untrue. There is a plethora of information about how you need vitamins in your body.

It’s debatable as to whether or not vitamin deficiencies can affect mental illness, but if they can help with people who are deathly ill then anything can happen right?

Vitamins like zinc, B12, niacin, folic acid, histamine, high levels of copper, and a high protein diet can help with many different problems that go on in the body. If you take vitamin supplements and eat foods that are high in vitamins and minerals it can help you resist many different things. According to Pfeiffer, if you are experiencing canker sores, difficult orgasm with sex, no headaches or allergies, heavy growth of body hair, excess fat in lower extremities, many dental fillings, ideas of grandeur, undue suspicion of people, the feeling that someone controls your mind, seeing or hearing things abnormally, the ability to stand pain well, and ringing in the ears then you could have any of the above mentioned vitamin deficiencies.

Honestly, if you’ve had one canker sore your entire life, then you are probably ok. I wouldn’t go crazy with the self diagnosis, but in my brother’s case, it could be serious.

My whole family went on the fungus free diet by Doug Kaufman in October and I asked my brother if he heard the ringing in his ears during that five month period, and he admitted that he hadn’t.

I’m hoping that his going back on the diet will help with his possible vitamin deficiencies and then his hearing will improve. I’m really pretty selfish because I don’t want to learn sign language right now, I just don’t have time.