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The Citric Acid Cycle

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2021 8:35:04 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Allergies, Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Illness and Disease, Cancers

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Citric Acid Cycle Catalysts in Greater Detail

The contribution of homotoxicology to the progress of medicine has been pivotal because it links homeopathic concepts and laws to modern scientific knowledge. Dr. Reckeweg’s starting point was the study of homeopathic materia medica, but he enriched and added to it in various ways and on various levels.

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"An original and essential contribution resulted from the great attention paid to the study of the cell, which Reckeweg defined as the primary and fundamental element in which disease originates.

An energy deficiency in the cell causes it to dysfunction, and an individual cell dysfunction is the start of a more complex pathology, which inevitably becomes an organic disorder.

When it enters a crisis, the cellular energy plant (i.e., the mitochondrion) begins to lack energy for any biochemical cellular process; in particular, the proteins, enzymes, and cytokines which are fundamental to the life of a specialized cell are not synthesized.

A cell that is lacking energy reduces its function to a minimum, uses large quantities of glucose via a metabolic route that does not require oxygen, pollutes the surrounding connective tissue, and progressively assumes the characteristics of a neoplastic cell.

This whole sequence of events which leads from normal physiology to dysfunction, to degeneration, and eventually to neoplasia, is initiated in the mitochondrion and, more specifically, in that sequence of oxidative reactions involved in pyruvic acid catabolism and ATP production.

It is clear how important it is to keep this sequence of key biochemical reactions as efficient as possible for both the catabolic and anabolic aspects of cell function. 

Patients with chronic degenerative diseases, which are those we encounter most frequently today in our natural medicine clinics, primarily need specific, selective stimulation of the citric acid cycle. Treatment with intermediary catalysts in a dilute, dynamized form offers an exceptional therapeutic opportunity in this domain.

The patient is assessed and, if this shows that he is in one of the cellular phases of the homotoxicology table, total stimulation of the citric acid cycle must be carried out, either by the administration of Coenzyme compositum or the individual catalysts if they are available.

If we consider that the organism often uses the building blocks of the citric acid cycle via many other metabolic pathways, it is clear that deficiencies of substances at various levels will tend to block the cycle once again. It is therefore useful to start therapy to support the citric acid cycle with Coenzyme compositum, at the rate of one ampoule sublingually or by injection 1 to 3 times weekly.

Children, in whom the citric acid cycle has presumably not reached a block as in adults or in chronically ill patients, can obviously start directly with the catalysts providing energy and a reactive stimulus to the organism. Although this is the best general strategy for using the citric acid cycle catalysts, it is also useful to be familiar with the role and consequently the clinical indications of the individual catalysts."


This is what I teach and practice. Pairing I.V. Ozone MAH with these German Biologics. We rebuild the immune system and repair damaged mitochondria to reverse chronic disease patterns.



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MELATONIN - You need it

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2021 10:05:55 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Chronic Illness and Disease, Cancers, Corona Virus

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The Benefits of Melatonin

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Women and Autoimmune Disease

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2021 8:24:21 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Autoimmune Disease

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An autoimmune disease (AD) occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases. While 8% of the US population has an AD, 78% of those cases are women. Here are three major theories to explain why AD disproportionally affects women.

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Lyme Disease Transmitted Before You Were Born?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2021 11:00:41 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Autoimmune Disease

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About 20 years ago when I was a massage therapist in NYC, I had a pregnant patient who came back from the Hamptons with a tick bite. Her right ear swelled up and she experienced flu-like symptoms. It was worrisome and she even wondered if this tick bite would affect her developing baby.  

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2021 8:19:31 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Autoimmune Disease

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You might have heard about mast cell activation syndrome and you want to know more about it. 

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Chronic Fatigue

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2021 12:32:54 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Autoimmune Disease

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Cognitive impairment is a major component of fatiguing illness and a significant driver of disability and poor outcomes. Cognitive impairment is part of the formal criteria is the 2015 National Academy of Medicine definition of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A recent review of patients with CFS showed self reported issues with memory, expressing thoughts, attention, slower thoughts and comprehension.  Frequently when someone is experiencing chronic fatigue there is a deeper route cause.  At Second Nature we take the time to analyze your symptoms, run comprehensive labs and really listen to what you are experiencing. We can help you treat any fatiguing illness as well as find any deeper route causes. 

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Treating Lyme The Simple Way

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2021 8:06:17 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Neurological Conditions, Chronic Illness and Disease

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Leading Lyme disease specialists call for even more antibiotics and other toxic drugs to kill Lyme and co-infections than they did before. This only magnifies the vicious circle created by antibiotics in all chronic infections since healthy cannot be restored by the very means that destroyed it. Even the reputable infection disease specialist have realized this problem. One of these, professor of infection disease at NYU and former president of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Martin J. Blaser, MD, published a well referenced book on health destroying effects of antibiotics, leading to a long list of chronic diseases. Even the discoverer of antibiotics, Professor Alexander Fleming, MD forewarned in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech as long back as in 1945, that microbes will outwit antibiotics, which are to e used with great caution to prevent deadlier infections than the original, due to mutations. But in the absence of a better means to harness infections, medical practitioners have continued the antibiotic onslaught. While one of the main goals of Lyme treatment is relief from pain an is sufferings, the most devastating of all antibiotics, fluoroquinolones, are offered too, and are known to inflict horrendous pain, due to neurological damage. Other relevant side effects of antibiotics include damage to kidneys. At Second Nature we treat Lyme without antibiotics and can help you get your Lyme under control. To find out more click the "Learn about Ozone" button. Learn About Ozone

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Chronic Fatigue and Chemical Sensitivities

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2021 4:37:50 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Allergies, Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Chronic Illness and Disease, Mental Health

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is associated with a positive Epstein-Barr titer and tender lymph nodes suggesting some infectious influence. Some researches question whether EBV causes CFS or is it opportunistic. in CFS, fatigue and cognitive problems are the overwhelming complaints. Multiple Chemical sensitivities (MCS) is a controversial diagnosis unless you are the patient who has it.  Many in the medical community consider MCS symptoms to be a physical manifestation of a psychiatric illness rather than a primary medical illness.  There is belief that the Vagus nerve is responsible for these illnesses. What does the Vagus Nerve do? it basically keeps you alive. It controls your heartbeat your digestive track, and most importantly it controls your immune system.  However; treating the Vagus nerve is far too risky and no one will for Chronic Fatigue or Chemical Sensitivities. The next best thing is to get a doctor who believes in your symptoms and will put the time and energy into treating you.     

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The Co-Infections of Chronic Lyme Disease - I.V. Ozone and German Biologics

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2021 10:38:54 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi posted in Detoxification, Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Neurological Conditions, Chronic Illness and Disease

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Chronic Lyme Disease and Co-Infections.

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100 Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome OXYGEN-OZONE Therapies Work

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2021 11:01:52 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Chronic Illness and Disease

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Do you have chronic fatigue syndrome? This is characterized by incapacitating fatigue, massive energy crashes after minor exertion, joint pain, muscle aches, brain fog, difficulty getting to sleep and or waking up around 2-3 am, feeling tired and wired and assorted other neurological, autonomic nervous system dysregulation and abnormal immune markers in your labs. You could be exhausted for days or weeks.

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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