April 27, 2018 – Dr. Keith Kantor, CEO of the Nutritional Addiction Mitigation Eating and Drinking (NAMED) program authored a groundbreaking paper on Researchgate.com that shows conclusively the link between Oxalates and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. Oxalates are naturally-occurring substances found in a wide variety of foods. Among the foods they are found in are kale, spinach, French fries, potato chips, beets, rhubarb, nuts, and nut butter. Additionally we create oxalates in a variety of ways: (1) creating them from amino acids like hydroxyproline in our liver; (2) taking vitamin C and transforming it into oxalate; and (3) having our red blood cells synthesize oxalates from glyoxylate. Dr. Kantor’s research shows that the elimination of oxalic acid will go a long way in treating the various diseases particularly PTSD that so many of our veterans suffer from. In his pioneering research, Dr. Kantor recommends hydroxide alkaline water and a low oxalate diet as a huge help, particularly hydroxide alkaline water. He found that hydroxide alkaline water fights and eliminates oxalic acid and frees up resources for handling oxalates naturally.
“The direct connection between PTSD, afflicting so many of veterans, autism, substance abuse, and other disorders and oxalates cannot be overstated,” said Dr. Keith Kantor, CEO of the Nutritional Addiction Mitigation Eating and Drinking (NAMED) program. “Yet fortunately there is a way to help reduce symptoms through hydroxide alkaline water and diet. While this may seem simplistic the health benefits that it provides in battling oxalates cannot be overstated.”
In his research Dr. Kantor particularly focused on the affect that oxalates have on PTSD and mental health issues, and substance abuse. He found that the complications from high oxalates and mental health issues, depression, anxiety and PTSD risk associated with the lack of absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. Over half of the population is low in vitamin D. Vitamin D levels not only help regulate insulin levels preventing or managing type 2 diabetes complications and weight management. Those who suffer from depression, anxiety or PTSD have been linked to specific nutrient deficiencies like omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, vitamin B and magnesium. Due to malabsorption of these nutrients the serotonin and dopamine response is not the same as a healthy individual. This reduced response only makes symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression worse. Since PTSD is a combination of depression, anxiety and trauma, removing oxalates which deprive the body of the above nutrients especially serotonin, it is extremely important for those who suffer from PTSD.
Dr. Kantor further found high oxalates have a direct effect on substance abuse. High oxalates affect the insulin mechanism by causing the above problems. Two things can happen when the insulin mechanism is affected. It can cause urges for sugar and simply carbohydrates or cause the cells to release the sugar they are holding. In both cases this stimulates the opiate receptors which then release chemicals to cause a dopamine response, just like drugs or alcohol. This makes it harder to stop taking the abused substance and raises the relapse rate drastically. To insure this is not the case the patient must go on a strict low oxalate diet (NAMED Menu) and drink one half their body weight in ounces of hydroxide alkaline water daily. Using hydroxide alkaline water and specific menus (NAMED Menus) reduced the relapse rate from 85% to 48%.
Dr. Kantor credits and thanks the following for their assistance with this: Joe Perry (CEO of Natratech.com) and Niels Anderson (CEO of VetCV.com) for their direct and indirect help with this research. I also want to thank Optimal Harmony (optharmony.com) for their help, arranging and paying for the private third party lab testing.
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