See information from Healthline at bottom of this article, added 26 August 2014.
Republished 6:30 p.m. CT Wednesday 14 May 2014 at Timeglass Journal
Editorial article originally posted 30 April 2013, by Jim Lantern, independent journalist and science fiction author in Norman Oklahoma USA
I’m writing and posting this now [30 April 2013] because of the news that the famous actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a mental health facility to be treated for Bipolar Disorder, in particular Bipolar II being more depressive than manic. Bipolar used to be known as Manic-Depressive. That’s still what it is. Another celebrity, another famous actress, who is known to suffer from it, is Carrie Fisher, who like me was born in 1956. Update 14 May 2014 – I just discovered another famous celebrity who suffers from it is actor Richard Dreyfuss. We share common political views and positions on issues. It is interesting that many people who have bipolar disorder are also “centrist” in politics. I’m an Independent voter.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar II. I don’t fully agree with that diagnosis. Instead, I do agree with the several years earlier diagnosis by an MD – Dr. Lillian North, who was an expert on and researcher of blood glucose. Her diagnoses, after giving me a glucose tolerance test, was Fluctuating Hypoglycemia, which I now refer to as Blood Glucose Balance Disorder.
BLOOD GLUCOSE BALANCE DISORDER a Cause of BIPOLAR DISORDER
Editorial Article and Special Report by Jim Lantern
Updated 2 June 2015
I believe Blood Glucose Balance Disorder is the physical cause of Bipolar Disorder, including Bipolar I and Bipolar II.
Hypoglycemia, low blood glucose, low blood sugar, causes low physical energy, which may be perceived as depression with a physical cause. The other kind of depression is what I refer to as emotional depression caused by events and situations, rather than any physical cause.
Hyperglycemia, high blood glucose, high blood sugar, causes high energy, both physical energy and mental energy. It can cause a person to feel a too energetic and think too fast. It can cause a person to be perceived as being manic.
Glucose is brain fuel. When the brain does not get enough glucose, it feels a kind of hunger that is expressed as depression. When it gets too much, it is like a car engine that has become “flooded” with gasoline.
The best thing to do to correct the problem is to gain control of the internal production of glucose. A good way to do that is to consume the right foods and beverages at the right times. Usually a high protein low carbohydrate diet is used to compensate for low glucose.
Of course doctors in mental health care claim it is permanent, that there is no cure, and therefore it will require treatment for the duration of the patient’s life. How convenient for those doctors! To keep the money flowing! Milk the patient, insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid for all it’s worth! It is a greed-driven vulture culture that worships money! They are not interested in helping people to get well! They are not interested in seeking a cure! No more money comes from patients who have been cured and are finally well! So the incentive is to keep them ill with a lifetime of treatment in order to keep the money coming in! What a scam! It’s nothing less than willful evil! I agree with Mike Huckabee that we need to get back to prevention and cure in health care and away from endless treatment.
I’m further angered and offended by Hollywood and the news media like CNN demonizing and villeinizing people with Bipolar Disorder as if they are extremely dangerous violent criminals. A suspect in a crime, like on CSI or Criminal Minds, has just been discovered to have Bipolar Disorder! Oh my God! That explains everything! Wrong. The same percentage of people with Bipolar Disorder who are violent and have a history of crime is the same percentage of people in the general population who have a history of violence and have criminal records. Usually it is just a coincidence. However, I do recall a news story about a judge, who previously was an MD and expert on blood glucose disorders. People who appeared before him, accused of certain crimes, with a certain kind of fluctuating behavior, he would order to be given a blood glucose tolerance test. If hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia was discovered, then he would order them to be put on a special diet. In most cases, his diet corrected their behavior, and he then helped them to get their lives back on track instead of fining them and sending them to jail. Good judge. Someone who cares and wants to make a difference for the better. Sorry, I don’t remember his name and was not able to find him from various Google Searches with key words.
I began to test myself with the same test kit used by diabetics. I kept two records. One record for how I felt on the range between depressive and manic. The other record for tested blood glucose levels. To help keep it honest, I recorded how I felt first, so that it would not be influenced by the blood glucose test results. Without exception, it was consistent, that I felt depressed with low glucose and manic with high glucose. When I reported that to a psychologist or rather a psychiatrist, he just laughed at me and dismissed it all as coincidence. So basically I fired him.
Map of Metabolism.
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I continued to do research. I even learned about DNA, RNA, and studied the “Map of Metabolism” [look it up in Google Search Images]. I found the cause at the start of a series of internal electro-chemical chain reactions, or otherwise known as a domino effect. Here is what happens…
I believe the actual defect is in RNA, rather than in DNA, but is carried by DNA from generation to generation. My health history was nearly the same as my father’s health history. I believe the defect in RNA sets off a series of chain reactions, which is a kind of domino effect, mainly in metabolism. When the electro-chemical ON/OFF switch for glucose production and release gets stuck in the OFF position, then the result is low blood glucose, being hypoglycemia. When stuck in the ON position then the result is high blood glucose, being hyperglycemia. I am the author of the following. It is what I’ve learned from many years of research and direct personal experience…
FLOW OF CHAIN REACTIONS for CAUSE of BLOOD GLUCOSE BALANCE DISORDER. The “dominoes” fall in this order…
001: OXIDANTS ingested and/or inhaled and/or by skin contact.
002: OXIDANTS attack and damage fatty membrane that protects each cell.
003: CELLS of body, basic units of living matter with nucleus.
004: OXIDANTS attack and damage DNA and RNA genetic code material in cell nucleus.
005: DAMAGED CODE passed on to next and/or following generations.
006: OXIDANTS, if continued exposure, continues damage during life.
007: PROTEIN SYNTHESIS PROCESS is damaged.
A. AMINO ACIDS start/stop signals for process are damaged.
B. ENZYMES that speed-up or slow down the process are damaged.
008: G-PROTEIN on/off switch for glucose release is damaged.
A. FIRST MESSENGER EPINEPHRINE [adrenaline] is a trigger.
B. PANCREAS produces GLYCOGEN and INSULIN to control glucose level in blood.
C. GLUCAGON from pancreas is a trigger.
D. GLUCAGON POLYPEPTIDE HORMONE increases blood glucose.
E. INSULIN PROTEIN HORMONE decreases blood glucose.
009: G-PROTEIN on/of switch ON too long = high glucose hyperglycemia = MANIC with 151mg/dL or higher glucose levels.
010: G-PROTEIN on/off switch OFF too long = low glucose hypoglycemia = DEPRESSION with 109mg/dL or lower glucose levels – even though some experts claim the condition of hypoglycemia does not exist until near or under 40mg/dL.
[No symptoms experienced when self-testing of glucose showed results of glucose levels from 110mg/dL to 150mg/dL.]
011: ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE [ATP] energy molecule.
012: SECOND MESSENGER CYCLIC ADENOSINE MOMOPHOSPHATE [AMP] nucleotide.
013: ENZYMATIC CARCADE [cascade of reactions].
014: PHOSPHORYLASE ENZYME becomes activated to convert GLYCOGEN.
015: GLYCOGEN CARBOHYDRATE stored in liver and tissues.
016: GLYCOGEN converted into GLUCOSE is released into bloodstream.
017: GLUCOCORTICOIDS of CORTICOSTEROIDS from cortex of ADRENAL GLANDS.
018: HYPOGLYCEMIA low glucose = low or failed GLUCOCORTICOIDS production, needed to suppress HISTAMINE production.
019: Products of digestion include AMINO ACIDS, including HISTIDINE.
020: HISTIDINE stored in body tissues.
021: HISTIDINE + AMINE converted to HISTAMINE.
022: Failed suppression of HISTAMINE production [from failed GLUCOCORTICOIDS] and release from tissues.
023: ALLERGIC REACTIONS.
B. ALLERGIES, HAY FEVER, SINUSITIS.
C. ALLERGIC SKIN DISORDERS.
024: GASTRIC ACID REACTIONS.
A. Increased production of GASTRIC ACID triggered by HISTAMINE.
B. INDIGESTION from excessive GASTRIC ACID.
C. ACID REFLUX.
D. GASTRIC PEPTIC and BLEEDING ULCERS, and damage to esophagus.
025: BLEEDING ULCERS REACTIONS.
A. VITAMIN B-12 DEFICIENCY ANEMIA [and relating symptoms] from BLEEDING.
B. IRON ANEMIA [and relating symptoms] from BLEEDING, and IRON DEFICIENCY [failed iron absorption from food and beverages].
026: IRON ANEMIA, IRON to HEMOGLOBIN, oxygen transport system to BRAIN and CELLS is impaired.
027: BLOOD GLUCOSE is transported by oxygenated blood to BRAIN and CELLS, BLOOD GLUCOSE is “brain fuel” and BRAIN needs oxygenated blood.
028: BRAIN impaired by IRON ANEMIA causing low oxygenated blood, and impaired by LOW GLUCOSE fuel, resulting in various symptoms, including memory deficit and mental confusion.
There is no doubt that the actual original cause is exposure to and damage by oxidants – mainly air and water pollution, which damaged RNA then carried by DNA from generation to generation.
So, you see, it then leads to other health disorders, including allergies, asthma, acid reflux, stomach ulcers, anemia and low hemoglobin count from low iron needed to get oxygen to the brain. So it’s not just a fuel problem with blood glucose.
It is bad that doctors in mental health care are unwilling to accept any of this, and so the result is good people like Carrie Fisher and Catherine Zeta-Jones getting ripped off for the rest of their lives for treatment. The right treatment should at least keep the condition stable, until a way can be found to repair DNA, and especially RNA, as well as relating problems in metabolism. I believe medical science is getting closer to doing so. Meantime, the right kind of treatment will be different for each case. What works for one might not work for another. Experiment. Trust Number One. Who is Number One? You are. Don’t trust those who want to take your money. That’s the main problem with our health care system that has just gone from SNAFU to FUBAR. Money first. Health care last, if any at all. A greed-driven vulture culture.
Email from Healthline 26 August 2014:
Healthline just launched a video campaign for bipolar disorder called “You’ve Got This” where bipolar patients can record a short video to give hope and inspiration to those recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
You can visit the homepage and check out videos from the campaign here: http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder/youve-got-this
We will be donating $10 for every submitted campaign to To Write Love On Her Arms, so the more exposure the campaign gets the more the videos we’ll receive and the more Healthline can donate to research, support, and treatment programs for mental health disorders.
We would appreciate if you could help spread the word about this by sharing the You’ve Got This with friends and followers or include the campaign as a resource on your page: https://timeglassjournal.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/blood-glucose-balance-disorder-cause-of-bipolar-disorder/
Please let me know if this is possible and if you have any questions. And, if you know anyone that would be interested in submitting a video, please encourage them to do so.
Maggie Danhakl • Assistant Marketing Manager
Healthline • The Power of Intelligent Health
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From 19 November 2015…
First off, I came across your site and wanted to say thanks for providing a great resource to the mental health community.
I thought you might find this bipolar disorder fact sheet helpful for your readers, as it shows symptoms, treatment and stats about the disorder: http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder/fact-sheet
Naturally, I’d be delighted if you share this embeddable graphic on https://timeglassjournal.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/blood-glucose-balance-disorder-a-cause-of-bipolar-disorder/ , and/or share it with your followers on social. Either way, keep up the great work Jim!
All the best,
660 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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