Monday, June 01, 2015

Select Amino Acids for Electrosensitivity (ES), Electrohypersensitivity (EHS), and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Select Amino Acids for Electrosensitivity (ES), Electrohypersensitivity (EHS), and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

When I first became ill living in the vicinity of cell towers — but before I was able to realize the main causal factor — I initially completely lost my appetite and dropped around 25 kilograms (approx. 55 pounds) in one month. The only thing that brought back my appetite at the time was the taking of a Japanese Chinese medicine formula called Hochu-ekki-to (aka Tsumura 41) (補中益気湯) in Japanese, or Bu zhong yi chi wan (补中益气丸) in Chinese. Anyway, when my appetite did finally come back, I started craving foods high in protein (i.e. meat) and foods high in antioxidants (i.e. fruits). The reason I believe this happened was because living in the vicinity of a number of cell towers   at the time created a deluge of free radicals (aka reactive oxygen species [ROS]) and my body needed amino acids to rebuild the damage caused by the free radicals and the antioxidants to quench them. This might also very well explain why high-protein diets such as the Paleo Diet are now suddenly very popular: People are depleted in the essential amino acids needed to rebuild damaged cellular structures.

Anyone familiar with Martin Pall's most recent research knows that it entails an increase in Nitric Oxide (NO) via an increase in intracellular calcium and that this is caused by EMFs opening up Voltage Gated Calcium Channels (VGCCs). (People should also know that magnesium acts as a calcium channel blocker and this might very well explain why people with ES/EHS and CFS [Chronic Fatigue Syndrome] feel better when they supplement with magnesium.) Pall's earlier research showed a connection of elevated levels of Nitric Oxide (NO) and Peroxynitrite (ONOO) with MCS and a number of other disease states.

Since a number of studies (e.g. the Kempten-West study and the Rimbach study) show a depletion in neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin, dopamine), neurohormones (e.g. melatonin), and neuro-modulators (e.g. phenylethylamine)  with exposures to cell tower/base station electromagnetic field radiation, it would make sense to eat foods high in (or to supplement with) the amino acids necessary for the body to rebuild these: e.g.  tryptophanphenylalaninelysine, etc.

On another note, since L-lysine has been shown to inhibit the production of nitric oxide (while L-arginine stimulates it) via the enzyme nitric oxidase, taking this supplement or eating food high in it might very well be helpful in alleviating symptoms of ES, EHS, MCS, and probably also allergies.

Selected Quotes from 

Effect of L-lysine on nitric oxide overproduction in endotoxic shock.

"Since iNOS activity depends on extracellular L-arginine, we hypothesized that limiting cellular L-arginine uptake would reduce NO production...." 

"We investigated the effects of L-lysine, an inhibitor of L-arginine uptake through system y+, on NO production...." 

"In rats treated with saline, LPS produced a large increase in plasma nitrate and L-citrulline concentrations at 5 h, both markers of enhanced NO production. LPS also caused severe hypotension, low cardiac output and marked hyperlactataemia. All these changes were significantly reduced by L-lysine administration. 3. Endotoxaemia also caused a significant rise in the plasma levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALAT), lipase, urea and creatinine, and hence, liver, pancreatic and renal dysfunction. These changes tended to be less pronounced in rats treated with L-lysine...." 

"In conclusion, L-lysine, an inhibitor of cellular L-arginine uptake, reduces NO production and exerts beneficial haemodynamic effects in endotoxaemic rats. L-lysine also reduces hyperlactataemia and tends to blunt the development of organ injury in these animals. Contrastingly, L-lysine has no effects in the absence of endotoxin and thus appears to act as a selective modulator of iNOS activity."

It seems that excessive levels of the amino acid Phenylalanine also inhibits NO production. Interesting to note is that Phenylalanine is necessary for the production of Dopamine, a neurotransmitter, and Phenylethylamine (PEA), a neuro-modulator, both found to be depleted in people living in the vicinity of cell towers in the Rimbach Study:

It is also even more interesting to note here that the drug Ritalin (Methylphenidate) used for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an analogue (i.e. extremely chemically similar) to Phenylethylamine and the later's depletion via overexposures to ambient levels of EMFs may indeed explain the drastic increases we are seeing in this condition.

Anyone who has followed my own research knows that I have written about the connections between EMF exposures and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The following is just more information connecting the two:

"A number of researchers have documented imbalances in amino acid ratios among people with CFS/ME. In an article published in 1994, Dr. Alexander Bralley and Dr. Richard Lord noted that people with CFS/ME commonly have deficiencies in tryptophan, phenylalanine, taurine, isoleucine, and leucine. They also found lower than normal amounts of arginine, methionine, lysine, threonine, and valine in a smaller number of CFS/ME patients. It is significant that the most common deficiencies found by Drs. Bralley and Lord are of phenylalanine and tryptophan because these two amino acids are precursors to the catecholamines and serotonin, neurotransmitters that are closely involved with sleep function, stress responses, and regulation of pain and mood."

To conclude and to reiterate, based on the above discussion, logic would dictate that it "might" be wise for people who are ill with ES, EHS, MCS, CFS, and so on, to supplement with — and/or eat foods high in — specific amino acids, especially L-lysine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine (while possibly reducing intake of others like arginine and glutamine as there is evidence that they seemingly stimulate certain pathogens) — not to mention eating foods (and taking supplements) high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories (which many people are naturally already doing).


Paul Doyon
EMF Refugee

1 comment:

  1. Doc wants an MRI of my hip. Are there certain types of MRI machines safer? Can you
    tell me which? He wants an MARS MRI to show only tissue, not my hip replacement.

    Thank you, Judith