Welcome to our October Newsletter that is welcoming Spring! Although the weather has been undecided about which season we are in so far.
Our topic this month is all about Stress and Anxiety. If you suffer from either of these, or see those around you suffer, you may wish to read this as the answer can be in your B6 and Zinc deficiency. A much better long term solution and answer for those previously prescribed anti depressants!
Are you Suffering Stress and Anxiety
Have you heard of Kryptopyrroluria?
I am writing about stress and anxiety as many people have these conditions, one newly discovered reason people might suffer stress and anxiety could be a condition called Kryptopyrroluria.
By Dr. Kate Willesee Chiropractor
This condition comes from a deficiency of B6 and Zinc. I have seen amazing changes in people’s lives after identifying their deficiency of Zinc and B6; supplying this vitamin and mineral has helped many to release stress, anxiety and depression to restore a happier healthier life.
What are Pyrroles?
To simplify, Pyrroles are waste product of hemoglobin that should naturally be excreted from the body, they are found in the urine of healthy people when properly excreted. Pyrroles require Zinc and B6 to bind to them to help them be healthily excreted. With lack of B6 and Zinc in the body they remain in the body causing toxins that lead to many of these symptoms. This condition is diagnosed as Kyrptopyrroluria when urine tests confirm a lack of pyrrole excretion.
As many as 50% of those with autism, 40% of alcoholics, 70% of schizophrenics, 70% of persons with depression and 30% of persons struggling with ADD may have pyroluria underlying these conditions and make them very difficult to reach with traditional and even holistic therapies. –But pyrroluria isn’t limited to these populations. As much as 10% of the population may have this metabolic condition and not know it…but may have lifelong symptoms associated with it that tend to worsen with age…and stress.
What are the symptoms?
- Ongoing anxiety
- Poor stress tolerance
- Digestive issues and difficulty digesting protein,
- Bad immunity
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Mood swings, excessive reactivity and depression
- Poor short-term memory, brain fog and a tendency in many to lean towards being a loner…among many other potential symptoms
Signs In children?
One of the biggest things noticeable in kids is bad response to commands, excess arrogance and anger, often seen as ADD or ADHD. In teenagers, as hormones develop, the mood change can be incredible; teenagers become over-reactive, may develop body image issues and easily may shift into depression.
More signs of Kryptopyrroluria:
- Little or no dream recall
- White spots on finger nails
- Hypersensitivity to bright light, noises
- Reading difficulties (e.g. dyslexia)
- Poor ability to cope with stress
- Mood swings or temper outbursts
- Argumentative/enjoy argument
- New situations or changes in routine (i.e., traveling) particularly stressful
- Poor short term memory
- Reaching puberty later than normal
- Feel very uncomfortable with strangers
- Frequently experience fatigue
- History of mental illness or alcoholism in family
- Easily upset by criticism
- Prone to acne, eczema or psoriasis
Treatment of Kryptopyrroluria
Unfortunately kryptopyrrole is very new to many medical doctors, but many are beginning to see the benefits of trying natural supplements as a better option to anti depressants. They will order a urine test and if pyrroles are absent in that test it will confirm that the patient may suffer kryptopyrroluria and so they will give supplements of Ionized Zinc and B6 in the activated ionized version P5P, that is easiest for the body to use actively.
This article is based mainly on research gathered by Nora Gedgaudas from her book “Primal Body, Primal Mind”. Nora is an expert on the Paleolithic diet her books hold many interesting facts on body function relating to diet.
Dr. Kate Willesee Chiropractor.