Will this work?

Published July 31, 2016 by pattinorthey

Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests.

Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow asked 20 volunteers to consume a milkshake that either contained an ingredient called inulin-propionate ester, or a type of fibre called inulin.

Previous studies have shown bacteria in the gut release a compound called propionate when they digest the fibre inulin, which can signal to the brain to reduce appetite. However the inulin-propionate ester supplement releases much more propionate in the intestines than inulin alone.

After drinking the milkshakes, the participants in the current study underwent an MRI scan, where they were shown pictures of various low or high calorie foods such as salad, fish and vegetables or chocolate, cake and pizza.

The team found that when volunteers drank the milkshake containing inulin-propionate ester, they had less activity in areas of their brain linked to reward — but only when looking at the high calorie foods. These areas, called the caudate and the nucleus accumbens, found in the centre of the brain, have previously been linked to food cravings and the motivation to want a food.

The volunteers also had to rate how appealing they found the foods. The results showed when they drank the milkshake with the inulin-propionate ester supplement they rated the high calorie foods as less appealing.

In a second part of the study, which is published in July edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the volunteers were given a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce, and asked to eat as much as they like. When participants drank the inulin-propionate ester, they ate 10 per cent less pasta than when they drank the milkshake that contained inulin alone.

In a previous research study by the same team, published in 2013, they found that overweight volunteers who added the inulin-propionate ester supplement to their food every day, gained less weight over six months compared to volunteers who added only inulin to their meals.

Professor Gary Frost, senior author of the study from the Department of Medicine at Imperial, said: “Our previous findings showed that people who ate this ingredient gained less weight — but we did not know why. This study is filling in a missing bit of the jigsaw — and shows that this supplement can decrease activity in brain areas associated with food reward at the same time as reducing the amount of food they eat.”

He added that eating enough fibre to naturally produce similar amounts of propionate would be difficult: “The amount of inulin-propionate ester used in this study was 10g — which previous studies show increases propionate production by 2.5 times. To get the same increase from fibre alone, we would need to eat around 60g a day. At the moment, the UK average is 15g.”

Claire Byrne, a PhD researcher also from the Department of Medicine explained that using inulin-propionate ester as a food ingredient may help prevent weight gain: “If we add this to foods it could reduce the urge to consume high calorie foods.” She added that some people’s gut bacteria may naturally produce more propionate than others, which may be why some people seem more naturally predisposed to gain weight.

Dr Tony Goldstone, co-senior author of the study from the Department of Medicine added: “This study adds to our previous brain imaging studies in people who have had gastric bypass surgery for obesity. These show that altering how the gut works can change not only appetite in general, but also change how the brain responds when they see high-calorie foods, and how appealing they find the foods to be.”

Dr Douglas Morrison, author of the paper from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre at the University of Glasgow, commented: “We developed inulin-propionate ester to investigate the role of propionate produced by the gut microbiota in human health. This study illustrates very nicely that signals produced by the gut microbiota are important for appetite regulation and food choice. This study also sheds new light on how diet, the gut microbiome and health are inextricably linked adding to our understanding of how feeding our gut microbes with dietary fibre is important for healthy living.”

The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Imperial Biomedical Research Centre and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.


Published July 22, 2016 by pattinorthey



If you are having problems with different types of pains and you want to get rid of them, we have an answer for your wishes.

Here it is one very easy and highly effective trick that can help you to remove all pain.

And all this without side effects of all those dangerous and harmful medications.

So, here are the main instructions to follow:

  • Find the point on your hand related to your pain source and press it with your thumb for 5 seconds.
  • Remove the thumb from the pressure point for 3 seconds.
  • After that repeat the first step and keep doing this whole procedure for several minutes.
  • Repeat and prolong the massage for a day or maybe for a week to achieve the best effects.

Help someone else to breathe freely without any pain by sharing this simple tactic.


Published July 22, 2016 by pattinorthey

Consider this:

  • Iodine is a an ESSENTIAL micronutrient, every single cell of our body needs it, especially the thyroid and breast tissue where it is stored in large quantities.
  • Iodine is also an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungaland antiparasitic.
  • It plays a very important role in breast cancer prevention, as it is fundamental for healthy breast tissue.
  • It is fundamental for brain development of the fetus.
  • It protects against carcinogenic radioactive iodine and radiation fallout (was used extensively in Chernobyl).
  • Support strong and healthy immune function.
  • Prevents oxidative damage to the DNA, resulting in a powerful anticarcinogenic effect.
  • Helps the body detoxify and excrete heavy metals.
  • Normalizes hormone receptors, making thyroid hormones more effective in their action.
  • Functioning hormone receptors also mean betterblood sugar / insulin regulation.
  • Helps normalize blood pressure.
  • Mobilizes the release of fatty acids from adipose tissue = helps you burn fat for energy.
  • Supports healthy brain function.


The world health organization considers iodine deficiency a worldwide epidemic, and the number one cause of preventable metal retardation.

72% of the world has iodine deficiency disorder.

Here are some of the conditions caused by iodine deficiency:

  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Breast cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Liver disease
  • Depression
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Fybromyalgia
  • Spontaneous abortion


And the list goes on…

Your body needs Iodine!

The thyroid alone needs 6mg of iodine per day to function.

Average sized breast tissue needs 5mg per day.

Other glands and tissues need 2mg per day.

Other tissues which require daily amounts of iodine are Ovaries, Salivary glands, Parotid glands, Pancreas, Cerebral spinal fluids, Brain, Stomach, Epithelial tissue, Lacrimal glands -Tear ducts!!!

Now you can start putting together the pieces of my patient’s puzzle….


Can you see how a deficiency in this essential nutrient would lead to serious disease in the body.

It is also important to note that a lack of selenium, magnesium, vitamin A, iron and zinc will exacerbate an iodine deficiency.


One last point I would like you to take home today is that a nation deficient in iodine as an average of 15% lower IQ level than a population who is iodine sufficient.

How to supplement

There are many different iodine supplements on the market, and they are not all created equal.

I would recommend avoiding Iodoral in favor of Lugol’s solution. What I use in my practice is the highest form of single atom pure iodine in the most bioavailable form.

As all the supplements I use it is not an over the counter product. I do recommend working with your nutritionist or functional medicine doctor to test your iodine deficiency levels and recommend the best product for you. 

How to clean 30 Pounds of Toxins Accumulated in your Colon

Published May 10, 2016 by pattinorthey

With simply colon cleansing many health problems can be avoided. Eliminating of parasites and mucus from the intestines and fecal debris is imminent, because through the intestines during an average lifetime people spend over 180.000 pounds food and 12.000 gallons liquid, of which over 40 pounds are toxic substances accumulated in the stomach. They contaminate your blood and cause many diseases !!

There are several signs that your intestines are not clean such as: constipation, diabetes, disturbed metabolism, obesity, arthritis, cancer, kidney stones, vision and skin problems. You need colon cleansing.

This Colon Cleanse Diet  will detox your digestive system in just 21 days without any doctors around or any medications or drugs. You can clean up to 30 Pounds of Toxins Accumulated in your Colon and lose weight more easy.

Read: Is colon cleansing good for you ?

How to clean 30 Pounds of Toxins Accumulated in your Colon

Instead of breakfast devour this blend for 3 weeks!

    Week 1: 1 tablespoon of flaxseed flour and 100 ml of kefir
    Week 2: 2 tablespoons of flaxseed flour and 100 ml of kefir
    Week 3: 3 tablespoons of flaxseed flour and 150 ml of kefir

Kefir and Flaxseeds Colon Cleansing

Important: Do not follow this diet more than once per year because it’s enough and you don’t need to force or waste your body. Stay Healthy!

Remember: Eat flaxseed flour and kefir for breakfast, then drink one glass of nectar water if you have such a filter.

Your hands …

Published April 11, 2016 by pattinorthey

There are several health issues which can be prevented simply by rubbing your fingers. This easy method is effective in treating many health problems.


Health Problems that can be Treated by Rubbing your Fingers

The reason why this occurs is because your fingers are closely connected with certain organs in your body. In order to treat the following conditions, you should rub the corresponding finger for 60 seconds.

Migraines and Neck Pain
The occurrence of a migraine, as well as a neck pain, usually results from poor blood circulation. These problems can be solved by massaging your little finger.

If you want to ease constipation, you should massage your ring finger. By rubbing this finger, you can also treat any other stomach problem. This ability of the ring finger is owed to its close connection with your stomach.

Insomnia and Motion Sickness
In order to fight insomnia, you should rub your middle finger. By massaging this finger for 1 minute you will significantly improve your sleep. This massage is also helpful in preventing motion sickness while you are driving in a car.

Digestive Problems
If you are dealing with some digestive issues, such as constipation and diarrhea, you should massage your index finger. This finger can treat these problems because it is connected with your stomach and your colon.

Palpitation and Shortness of Breath
Your thumb is tightly connected with both your lungs and your heart. If you are dealing with a palpitation, or with a shortness of breath, you should massage your thumb and, you will relieve these issues.

In addition, you can improve your physical health by clapping your hands. The palms of your hands are connected with numerous nerves in your body, which are essential for the body to function properly.

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What to do with a clothespin

Published February 6, 2016 by pattinorthey

Each of these 6 different points on the ear is connected to pain and soreness in a specific part of the body. By applying pressure to each spot, you can relieve those aches.

The upper-most portion of the ear is directly connected to your back and shoulders. Applying a clothespin for about a minute should go a long way to reduce built-up tension. Try this several times a day to lessen that back and shoulder pain.

The next spot down on the ear is the one that is connected to the body’s organs. Obviously, if you have severe internal pain, you should be seeing a doctor. But for minor internal tenderness or discomfort, use a clothespin or your fingers on this spot. It may just give you the internal relief you are looking for.

The upper-middle part of the ear is the part that is most closely associated with pain and stiffness in the joints. Applying pressure with a clothespin or your fingers can offer some much needed relief. Chronic problems should necessitate a trip to the doctor, but why not try this simple method first?

The lower-middle part of the ear is the one that is connected to the sinuses and throat. When seeking relief from a cold or sinus infection, applying pressure to this spot can aid in the reducing of tension. A clothespin can go a long way to cutting down on pesky throat soreness.

Just above the lobe of the ear is a place most commonly associated with digestion. Using a clothespin to apply pressure can help relieve digestive issues and minor stomach problems. And if you are a person who often feels digestive discomfort, you can use this method in advance to try to be preventative.head and heartThe lowest place on the ear — the lobe — is the spot that is connected with two of the most important parts of the body: the head and the heart. Applying pressure to the ear lobe can work to promote heart health and to relieve unwanted pressure in the head. This method can be quite effective in eliminating pressure headaches.

Fighting Obesity with Active Brain Stimulation?

Published December 31, 2015 by pattinorthey

By TLN -Nov 7, 20151
Brain Stimulation

Obesity is a complex disorder that has a variety of causes from genes and family history, environment to an inactive lifestyle, but these might not be the only causes. According to a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health, the brain might be a cause as well. A new study found that non-invasive stimulation of the brain reduces calorie intake and increases weight loss in obese adults. These new findings propose a viable intervention for obesity when combined with exercise and eating healthy food.

Controlling obesity with brain stimulation shouldn’t be as shocking as it sounds because everything from cravings, self-control to appetite is channeled through the brain.

Previous studies have shown that the prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain that’s in charge of behaviour regulation and decision making, is more active in lean people. This suggests that obese people keep on eating, even if they decide they want to lose weight so the stimulation of this area of the brain would make lose-weight decisions more powerful.

Scientists at the Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch chose a total of 9 obese men and women who resided at the facility 2 times, each lasting 8 days. Each time the subjects ate a weight-maintaining diet for 5 days and for the next 3 days they received either fake or active transcranial direct current stimulation. The active tDCS stimulated the prefrontal cortex region, which also controls the brains reward pathways, such as sex, social interactions and of course food. After the treatment the subjects drank and ate as much as they wanted from computerized vending machines which contained a variety of foods and drinks to choose from.

Four subjects who were receiving fake tDCS during both stays, ate up the same number of calories from the vending machines on each visit, and didn’t lose any weight. The other 5 who received fake stimulation during the first stay and active stimulation during the second stay, consumed on average 700 fewer Calories and lost 0.8 pound during the latter.

The next study will focus on two separate groups, one receiving only fake and the other only active tDCS pulses.

As one of the biggest preventable chronic diseases, obesity and the resultant healthcare costs are a major problem in today’s society. In the US alone, estimates for healthcare costs involving obesity range from $147 to $210 billion annually, making effective and innovative treatments in very high demand.

Findings have been published in the journal Obesity in a study titled: “Neuromodulation targeted to the prefrontal cortex induces changes in energy intake and weight loss in obesity”.