Saturday, January 17, 2015

Plant remedies and Mitochondria

So, since Electro Homeopathy seems to be closest to the mitochondrial understanding of healing, lets look at Electro Homeopathy's electrals and categories again.

  • Red and Blue electrals go together - Red worked for a few days after New Moon for Ancient maybe because it is for energizing. I don't know when Blue works in the moon cycle.
  • Green and Yellow go together - of these, I know Green works best from LQ to NM because it addresses necrosis and cell death. (Yellow worked great for Ancient for a long period calming his nerves but I can't recall the moon phase - maybe it was before a storm??)
  • White is just for building up .... but building up mitochondria?? I'll have to check these after the New Moon when the body is back to building up.

In the Categories of Electrohomeopathy:
  • Angiotico - no clue haven't used it
  • Pettorale - no clue haven't used it (stands between blood and tissue remedies, it says, so has to do with the direction of breakdown in scrofula as described by Guollon)
  • Febrifugo - I've used this but haven't connected it to the mitochondria yet. They're nerve related.
  • Linfatico - used this but haven't connected it yet. These are immunity related.
  • Venero - constitutional remedies to combat degeneration of mitochondria through disease, self-abuse and oxidative stress. So for the mutating mitochondria.
  • Vermifugo - improving elimination of toxins, waste through intestines. Worms might be just a part of the process if digestion is imperfect.
  • Canceroso - this is obviously for the mutating mitochondria, to control the changes and make them positive.
  • Scrofuloso or metabolic - works obviously during the New Moon to Full Moon phase reducing inflammations and scrofula. Controlling mutation of the mitochondria or reducing oxidative stress; perhaps reducing their number. But more likely, improving the condition of the healthy, stable mitochondria.

More on my current theory on mitochondria

[I'm almost embarrassed to mention mitochondria in the post header because of how we alternative people have bastardized and used scientific terms in a loose and negligent fashion (quantum, etc ). It is disrespectful to the kind of funding, time and work that those poor scientists put into finding their 'truths' and writing their research papers (though I must say that I would never, ever have done any of it or wanted to - the animal suffering they cause, the self-aggrandizing spending, the repetitiveness of the tasks are all so repulsive:).

My use of the mitochondria, the terms, theories and findings, are just to loosely understand them for picking remedies to give the animals - no different than my use of Reiki or homeopathic terms, theories and findings. It's all naive and general - I only want to know why something works and some other doesn't without getting attached to any of the ideas. And certainly not to put anyone's back up. So please do read this man's labour on mitochondria as I'll be including the research papers that fueled my wild imagination.;p]
There are two types of mitochondria - the mutating and the stable, both inside the nucleus and the outside in the cell. It's the balance between the two, and the kind of mutation (health giving or decreasing) that determines aging and death.

When we give homeopathic remedies, I think we either reach the stable mitochondria and stabilize the animal, or we increase the defect-causing mutating mitochondria and the disease accelerates (by increasing their proliferation, favoring them).

I think:
  • Nosodes address Structure: nosodes like Psorinum kill mitochondria (for scabies-causing mitochondria in this case). They are selective though, killing 'bad' mito in the hope that they will come back healthier, which is why you see the huge dip in the health of the very sick, the ones with a great deal of defective mitochondria. If the left-over mitochondria can't reproduce, or can't fast enough, or the defect-causing mitochondria are too many, too deep and were all killed, the animal dies from a general necrosis of tissue, like my Ancient.
  • Animal remedies are also destructive to Structure. Most of the brilliant homeopathic animal remedies are poisons which kill mitochondria.
  • Elements provide Nutrients: elements (mineral remedies) feed mitochondria. But where it can go wrong is when it feeds the defective mitochondria more than the healthy. This is why there is a danger to giving Calc carb for instance because it can increase the calcium intake only to the detriment of the cell, calcification killing the cell by hardening/aging it. (Perhaps balancing the calcs with the mags and the phosphorus might help - but more on correct usage later).
  • Plant remedies modify Action: plant remedies appear to be the best of all - because they address the action of the mitochondria and address it, targetting the metabolic activity rather than the nutrients or the structure.
I was right all along, from the beginning - homeopathy (and reiki) can do harm. I have to study the lipids and the metabolic action of the mitochondria more. And the way plant remedies release their power into the bodies before I can write more clearly, but these are the bare bones of my thinking so far. In this Electro-homeopathy is spot-on -- addressing Metabolism is key to cure.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


I fell sick promptly after Ancient died. Still suffering from a cold, cough, fever, exhaustion and some severe neuralgic headaches. I usually feel a major energy dump when an animal is dying or dies around me - fortunately not as bad as I used to.

5 years ago an animal dying in my arms would set off a severe dysentery and an epic depression that would take a few weeks to overcome. This time it is just a cold and a mild lethargy keeping me from undertaking anything new.

I haven't processed all that I've learnt. I haven't really gotten over his death - he hung in there the longest, brave dog. Or I might have got more remedies right this time than at any other time in the past, which is more likely. But not enough to save a life.:(

Just to depress me a little, I checked how long after Psorinum Ancient began to decline, and it was the usual 21-28 days, which is usual for necrosis (after trauma, etc). He lived over 38 days after, but the decline began in the necrotic pocket. That makes me very wary of using Psorinum again where Burnett recommends it as the chronic of Bacillinum. Obviously these dogs are Scrofulous and not Tubercular, which is why Psorinum drains them so badly.

Phew! Enough of all this. More later.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Nutritional nuttiness

Ok, my previous posts made me pretty sure of distemper being associated with mitochondrial diseases - but just reading about the b vitamin diseases makes me wonder if we should work on these and go bat-crazy in the process!:). The funny thing is that nutritional facts tend to drive you to change your diet maniacally - I just bought eggs for my dogs after nearly 6 months after reading about Choline.

Look at Beri-beri for example. It has the three characteristics of Dry, Wet and Infantile Beri-beri just like Distemper and Cholera. I've even run across dogs that look like that Beri-beri guy in the pic in wiki. Wernicke's encephalopathy, Korsakoff's syndrome, and so many of these nutritional diseases are mitochondrial.

On the bright side, they can be helped with homeopathy and reiki, I am convinced of it. The problem is that if they are treated carelessly, I also believe they can be accelerated. This I know from experience with both Reiki and homeopathy - these mitochondrial diseases are very sensitive. More later.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mitochondrial disase = Miasms ... and Canine Distemper?

Mitochondrial mutations and defects are what we calll "miasms" in homeopathy. They are inherited. "First, mitochondrial diseases aren't contagious, and they aren't caused by anything a person does. They're caused by mutations, or changes, in genes — the cells' blueprints for making proteins." from this cool site. I want everyone to remember this so that the ill-treatment of street animals as soon as their suffering shows up stops. You can't "just get it" from a street dog, so reach out to help, not stone it!

Ancient had what's called encephalomyopathy or mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and strokelike episodes (MELAS). And he had  progressive external ophthalmoplegia (PEO).

Ah, the irony of it all ... to find out the day after he dies! Anyway, I can at least try to save the rest of the dogs that have so many of these symptoms this winter.
  1. This is distemper.
  2. The twitching and spasms left behind are MELAS.
  3. This is the chronic skin disease we see in street dogs.
  4.  This is the cause of the cataracts that develop prematurely in so many street dogs (NARP)
This site covers the range of mitochondrial diseases beautifully - I'll just be copying it to clarify how I'll use homeopathy to deal with the variety.

Restless feet = mitochondrial fatigue

I should have seen this coming! Well, if I had known the mitochondria in the feet get old first and so dogs that limp or hop from one foot to the other or place their feet gingerly have not got enough mitochondria or aren't getting enough to feed them. Even dogs that lie with their head low between their paws might have the same problem. Dogs that are taller are the first to go.
Ancient could barely step on his hindlegs and his forelegs were terribly weak (the muscles would give way when he sat up on his elbows). I didn't really understand the connect between muscle fatique and mitochondria then, but now I know more. Epileptic fits in his case might have been constant contraction of the muscle fiber from poor nutrition. For other dogs, it might be one leg held tight against the body in a state of constant contraction. The build-up of lactic acid is a mitochondrial problem. With too much demand on the body's muscles suddenly, calcium cycling shuts down and the deposit of calcium in the cells begins.

So the question is: How do we build up mitochondria? and how long does it take? (because in the last 5 months I might have been able to save Ancient's life, if I'd asked these questions.) More on this in the next few posts, but the 7bigspoons has a lot of what humans do. I think animals can do with a bit of that too.

I wish all knowledge to be mine at once, of course, but mostly I 'recognise' those things I read as important to my healing work - as if I always knew it but had just forgotten it. I'm pasting these links because I think others are reading for the same.:)