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Alexander Rinehart, DC, MS, CNS treating Brain Fog with Mushrooms - Really?

Section. 1

Posting discussions as copied below in the public domain invites others opinions - removing such comments that are clearly on the topic of the discussion, is a sign of suppression that demonstrates the Person who has taken the time to write the paper - does not fully understand the content; thus is asking further clarification and proves this by deleting the comments others take the time and effort to contribute, in this instance Brain Fog almost always accompanied by Inflammation is a very large problem in the population that Medical Sciense has not yet solved and created a secure Understanding as to the true cause.

In addition as of June 2017 is no nearer to solving this problem - thus have no satisfactory long-term effect treatment for BRAIN FOG.

Now it may well be that the Mushroom featured in the discussion are affective - but in what appears to be inconclusive Scientific Proof, must still warrant scrutiny, that may well improve the outcome with the use of Lions Mane Mushrooms.

In addition it is helpful to consider. In clinical practice there is no standard test that is exclusive and specific; therefore, the diagnosis depends on the subjective impression of the attending physician.

Question. 1. Now that is heavy stuff - someone, possible a specialist Doctor must have said or done something seriously out of place for you to make such statements?

Answer. 1. Sadly it is so. Doctor Alexander Rinehart, DC, MS, CNS posted the discussion relating to Mushrooms and I responded - later he removed the discussion; only to place it in another group.

Once again I commented with a warning; "this page will posted worldwide; if the discussion or my comments were again deleted."

Question. 2. So; the discussion was about Brain Fog and the use of Mushrooms to bring about a cure? How does this stack up against the available Scientific Evidence?

Answer. 2.  Good question let us review the available Sciense and start with what is suggested as the Cause... Red Print means the "What"  tells about the disorder and Blue Print means the. "Why." The disorder was caused or new and informative information relating to the disorder.

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What Causes Brain Fog.

Section. 2.

A. First and foremost and it is not surprising that if one is not getting enough Sleep, there is a higher likelihood of always feeling tired and having to deal with Brain Fog.

B. We all need between about seven to nine hours of quality Sleep every night to think clearly and Children and Teenagers usually need - even more.

C. Consistently getting a good nights Sleep, but are still struggling with Brain Fog symptoms - like ongoing fatigue and low motivation. Chances are this might have something to do with the quality of the Diet.

D. Deficiencies, coupled with sugar, alcohol, refined carbohydrates and caffeine overdose can majorly impact Brain Function.

E. A 2013 study printed in the Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society used the Wood Mental Fatigue Inventory test - WMFI to gather information from 138 subjects suffering from Brain Fog.

F. The top-ranked descriptors of Brain Fog were: forgetful, cloudy, difficulty focusing, thinking and communicating, while the most commonly reported Brain Fog triggers were fatigue, lack of Sleep, prolonged periods of standing, dehydration and feeling faint.

G. On a cellular level, Brain Fog is believed to be caused by high levels of inflammation and changes to three primary hormones that determine mood, energy and focus: dopamine, serotonin and cortisol.

H. Cortisol is often called the Body’s primary; Stress hormone, since it helps in keeping a Person awake and alert, while dopamine and serotonin help with keeping a Person joyful, motivated and calm.

I. The Brain and entire Body rely on a complex symphony of hormones that work to keep one another in check, so when levels of one hormone either falls too low - for example, serotonin drops due to a very low carbohydrate intake or climbs too high - cortisol increases due to stressful events over money, the whole system can be thrown off balance. 

J. Rebalancing the production of these chemicals helps put a Person back on the right track for better Brain Function.

K. The other factor that increase Brain Fog symptoms and robs a Person of their usual personality spark, is, unsurprisingly, inflammation, which is at the root of most diseases.

L. Inflammation is caused by low-grade over activity of the immune system and is tied to mental disorders like depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Insomnia.

M. One theory behind the underlying reason for Brain Fog symptoms is that higher levels of inflammatory molecules, including adipocytokines and histamines, stimulate microglia activation.

N. Microglia activation is commonly found in Brains of Children with Autism as well as in other psychiatric diseases and is related to corticotropin - releasing hormone, that seems highly tied to mental disorder development.

O. According to a 2015 report published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, People most likely to suffer from Brain Fog include those dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Autism spectrum disorders; Celiac Disease, Gluten intolerance symptoms or other food allergies; Fibromyalgia symptoms; Mastocytosis; Alzheimer’s Disease and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

P. The good news is that anti-inflammatory foods support Brain Health and high intakes of vitamins and minerals have been shown to benefit People’s moods and mental capabilities.

Question. 1. Is that all there is too it?

Answer. 1...

A. It is interesting to note the source of the above information; Wikipedia - as it is reasonable to consider, is a collective of the very latest published Scientifically Proven Data on any illness; did not have a Cause known section, I would always expect there to be.

B. This leaves one to consider is the reason why Dr Rinehart deleted the discussion; for if the world collective of Scientific Research cannot at least suggest a cause - it is reasonable to accept there is not one that is Scientifically Medically known.

Question. 2. Surely that cannot be so - are there not many Doctors world over treating such conditions?

Answer. 2. Of course and many if not all in the absence of satisfactory Data would at the very least have an opinion and do their very best to assist their long suffering Patients - as must be considered with our Doctor Rinehart.  If for no other reason but to give their Business a Unique Selling Point attractive to many customers.

Question. 3. So we have in the Cause Section listed A-P - are there any points worthy of further discussion?

Answer. 3. Yes there are plenty I will copy the item and respond underneath.

Copy A. First and foremost and it is not surprising that if one is not getting enough Sleep, there is a higher likelihood of always feeling tired and having to deal with Brain Fog.

Response A. First and Foremost the data suggests - if one with or without a medial degree is unable to see all of these items in red are but symptoms and thus have a cause; surely if one only treats the symptoms with Mushrooms and the cause still exists, then any relief will only as always be of short-term duration?  

Copy B. We all need between about seven to nine hours of quality Sleep every night to think clearly and Children and Teenagers usually need - even more.

Response B. Whilst one must surely if only, be able to take this as an educated guess - if only on the bases; there are 7 billion People on the planet and each and every one will Sleep differently. Should not the research ask. "Why it is so many People do not Sleep and wake fully refreshed?"

Copy C. Consistently getting a good nights Sleep but are still struggling with Brain Fog symptoms - like ongoing fatigue and low motivation. Chances are this might have something to do with the quality of the Diet.

Response. C.  Whilst we can safely leave any dietary consideration for later - this Item clearly demonstrates Sleep and Brain Fog have nothing in common; only that they are often presenting symptoms of the same Person, however the comment cutely overlooks the most important comment. "Chances are this might." Says - we do  not have a clue what we are saying or doing.

Copy D. Deficiencies, coupled with sugar, alcohol, refined carbohydrates and caffeine overdose can majorly impact Brain Function.

Response D. If one is able to accept. "There are some 7 Billion People on Earth and every one will have a different Dietary intake" and indeed a "different chemical response to the intake" - how could one possibly Scientifically prove this; as it surely rates as not much more than a guess, anyone would be able to make. 

Copy E. A 2013 study printed in the Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society used the Wood Mental Fatigue Inventory test - WMFI to gather information from 138 subjects suffering from Brain Fog.

Response E.  One could not Invent such Published information with 138 subjects that on the People spectrum listed on Earth do not even rate as countable.

Copy F. The top-ranked descriptors of Brain Fog were: forgetful, cloudy, difficulty focusing, thinking and communicating, while the most commonly reported Brain Fog triggers were fatigue, lack of Sleep, prolonged periods of standing, dehydration and feeling faint.

Response F. Which leaves our Doctor Rinehart only able to do what he has always done and thus will only ever get what he has always got. State of PLAY.  Student - Nil. University & Medical Schools - Own Goal.

Copy G. On a cellular level, Brain Fog is believed to be caused by high levels of inflammation and changes to three primary hormones that determine mood, energy and focus: dopamine, serotonin and cortisol.

Response G. And if one believes this - one will believe everything taught at Universities and Medical Schools and delivered as Medical Sciense is. "Scientifically Proven."   

Copy H. Cortisol is often called the Body’s primary; Stress hormone, since it helps in keeping a Person awake and alert, while dopamine and serotonin help with keeping a Person joyful, motivated and calm.

Response H. Whilst we must accept this as the scientific proof just because they say it is - clearly it is meaningless information as Doctor Rinehart and many others are having to result to Mushrooms for the Magic desired.

Copy. I. The Brain and entire Body rely on a complex symphony of hormones that work to keep one another in check, so when levels of one hormone either falls too low - for example, serotonin drops due to a very low carbohydrate intake or climbs too high - cortisol increases due to stressful events over money, the whole system can be thrown off balance. 

Response I. How quintessentially Childish to think of the body's 2000 plus chemicals just one up or one down could make any tangible difference and Money even be implicated. 

Copy J. Rebalancing the production of these chemicals helps put a Person back on the right track for better Brain Function.

Response J. Does not Medical Sciense - clearly demonstrate the Body always seeks or is in perfect Hemostasis; for if it were not, then something is terribly wrong. Thus no matter how ill or close to Death a Person is, one cannot re balance something that is already by default - perfectly balanced. 

Copy K. The other factor that increase Brain Fog symptoms and robs a Person of their usual personality spark, is, unsurprisingly, inflammation, which is at the root of most diseases.

Response K. I do find it so amusing when Medical Sciense makes such declarations as this. For if there is an acceptance that Inflammation is at the root of all disease - is there really a value in ignoring the Inflammation and treating the Brain Fog as a stand alone.

Copy L. Inflammation is caused by low-grade over activity of the immune system and is tied to mental disorders like depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Insomnia.

Response. L.  No it is not. Inflammation like Depression, Alzheimer's, Dementia and Insomnia are; no more, no less, than symptoms with a single or collective cause.

Copy M. One theory behind the underlying reason for Brain Fog symptoms is that higher levels of inflammatory molecules, including adipocytokines and histamines, stimulate microglia activation.

Response M. And that is all it is a Theory - guesswork that never will demonstrate to any Human, let alone be of Scientific Value with statements as this. "inflammatory molecules, including adipocytokines and histamines. As they are all driven symptoms.

Copy N. Microglia activation is commonly found in Brains of Children with Autism as well as in other psychiatric diseases and is related to corticotropin - releasing hormone, that seems highly tied to mental disorder development.

Response N...

A. Now I must confess; I have never delved into the Brains of a dead animal, or even a piece of Meat - with a scalpel or even a Swiss Army Knife.

B. Many times with the accuracy of a laser I have delved into the Minds of a Person damaged by long-term and often either medically created or medically aggravated poorly treated symptoms of Mind and Body, where if I was pressed; out of desperation of not knowing the cause of an illness and not having the courage to say so and then be able to demonstrate "all illness is a process of the Mind with;" "seems highly tied to Mental disorder development." I would be quite content to learn to be a butcher.

Copy O. According to a 2015 report published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, People most likely to suffer from Brain Fog include those dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Autism spectrum disorders; Celiac Disease, Gluten intolerance symptoms or other food allergies; Fibromyalgia symptoms; Mastocytosis; Alzheimer’s Disease and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Response O. Does it really take a degree in Neuroscience to suggest - when any Person suffering any of these disorders would be able to say that in an instant; not following years of ever changing and challenging tests, that result in. "The cause is not known and there is no known cure."

Copy P. The good news is that anti-inflammatory foods support Brain Health and high intakes of vitamins and minerals have been shown to benefit People’s moods and mental capabilities.

Response P. Thus the hard sought after degree in Neuroscience has been self downgraded to that of a Dietician. However as I hear the anguish of Medical Scientists. "But we studied the symptoms and this is our findings." I am obliged to accept this, however must then request. "Once such a Scientifically Proven Diet has been adopted by such a Person; how long do they have to keep it up for the outcome to become permanent or what happens when the Person is no longer able to sustain the Diet.     

Question. 4. If we take the published fact Doctor Rinehart has resulted to Mushrooms to treat Brain Fog - is it fair to suggest the answers you have made to the questions raised are not to be found in such a manner anywhere or in any Scientific Data?

Answer. 4. Whilst I cannot nor do I have the desire to prove it - it would seem reasonable; the answers in this information is as one might consider. "A New Sciense."

Question. 5. Is there not a way one could demonstrate if not prove - that seemingly controversial statement?

Answer. 5...

A. Careful how you use that word against me - for when someone does. I jab my fingers at them and with aggression in my voice, say. "No - it is you are the one being Controversial, just by the use of the word." They usually turn tail and run.

B. To the best of my knowledge and the years I have been saying. "All illness is a process of the Mind" and then to treat all Mind and Body symptoms only using the Person's own Mind - Immune systems and Body replication process; with NO MANGAMENT OF SYMPTOMS - to Automatically create the recovery or cure is unique.

C. Although I have to say; many earlier scholars have said the same - but once they result to any form of Symptom Management; then, they are not in the same league.

Question 6. So are you saying. "Medical Sciense scholars supply you with all the information you require to respond in this way?" And it is there within the limited  information available al the required items to will support your point of view?

Answer. 6. As you confirm the information - although the information available appears to be limited and I must confess my search was not exhaustive. Below are Eleven pieces extracted from the available papers.               

A. The DSM-IV-TR instructs clinicians to code sub syndromal delirium presentations under the miscellaneous category of. "Cognitive disorder not otherwise specified."

B. The cause of clouding of consciousness can be difficult to determine; it can be caused by a number of disorders including Sjogren's Syndrome - SS, a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that destroys the Body's moisture producing glands.

C. Sjogren's Syndrome can be extremely difficult to diagnose.

D. This may affect performance on virtually any cognitive task.

E. As one author put it, "It should be apparent that cognition is not possible without a reasonable degree of arousal."

F. Cognition includes perception, memory, learning, executive functions, language, constructive abilities, voluntary motor control, attention and mental speed.

G. The most significant, however, are inattention, thought process abnormalities, comprehension abnormalities and language abnormalities.

H. The extent of the impairment is variable because inattention may impair several cognitive functions.

I. Sufferers may complain of forgetfulness, being “confused,” or being “unable to think straight.”

J. Despite the similarities, sub syndromal delirium - is not the same thing as mild cognitive impairment.

K. The fundamental difference - is that mild cognitive impairment is a dementia - like impairment, which does not involve a disturbance in arousal - wakefulness.

Question 7. What can  you make of this list?

Answer 7. If one does not understand the implications of this extract from Item C a "chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that destroys the Body's moisture producing glands." then one is demonstrating one knows nothing of: Medical Human or Scientific value that renders any medical paper not worthy of reading past the abstract. 

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Treating Brain Fog with Mushrooms.

Section. 3.

Question. 1. Having established with the above information from the Medical profession relating to Brain Fog where do we go from here?

Answer. 1. In fairness to Doctor Rinehart we must discuss his posting - below, for a balanced view - bearing in mind my harsh introduction.

Question. 2. Will you break it down into question style and then respond to each as before.

Answer. 2. Yes then we will follow on with my comments to the LinkedIn discussion.     

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Section. 4.

Alexander Rinehart, DC, MS, CNS.

National Lauricidin Educator & AZ Clinical Nutritionist.

Link to Doctor Rinehart's Paper.

https://dralexrinehart.com/stress-benefits/roaring-brain-benefits-lions-mane-hericium-erinaceus/

Roaring Brain Benefits with Lion’s Mane Mushroom – Hericium Erinaceus.

Help your Brain and Nerves work to their full potential with Lion's Mane mushroom.

Brain fog  makes us irritable, tired and forgetful.

Kids?
Work project? Diet & exercise goals?

Forget them!

Item A. Taking care of Life's demands with Brain Fog - is like wanting to drive 65 mph down a stretch of road - but being forced to go 40 mph with the cars hazard lights aglow.

Response A. Nice use of a metaphor - however is it not fair to suggest most People that sufferer Brain Fog had it albeit undiagnosed or diagnosed with another name; well before they were old enough to drive a vehicle.

Item B. Millions of Americans daily suffer from some sort of Brain Fog or cognitive slowing.

Response B. Along with the Millions of People that have other or many long term-symptoms that may well have a Brain Fog component - as yet undiagnosed. 

Item C. While Brain Fog may be caused by Stress, food sensitivities, toxins or infections - Lion’s Mane can help.

Response C.  Was it not the heading of the Doctors article that stated. "
Roaring Brain Benefits with Lion’s Mane Mushroom – Hericium Erinaceus can Help your Brain and Nerves work to their full potential as Brain fog  makes us irritable, tired and forgetful and it affects: Kids? Work project? Diet & exercise goals?  To. Forget them!

Item D. Lion’s Mane/Hericium Erinaceus, Yamabushitake, Monkey’s Head, Houtou, Hedgehog mushroom is an edible fungus that has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Response D.  Surely it is essential we seek - as best we are able; to understand Traditional Chinese Medicine, as the Doctor has included TCM as the foundation of his paper.

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Section. 5.

Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Item 1. TCM; Traditional Chinese Medicine is a style of traditional medicine improved by modern medicine but built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese Medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage - tui na, exercise - qigong and dietary therapy.

Response 1.  Is it not impressive that TCM has stood the test of time and this is at least recognised whether one accepts its philosophies or not.

Item 2. It is primarily used as a: complementary, alternative medicine - approach.

Response 2. Perhaps one could consider this has always been its downfall. Would not everyone be better served if TCM was portrayed and accepted as. In Addition to all other therapies.   

Item 3. TCM is widely used in China and is becoming increasingly available in Europe and North America.

Response 3.  For TCM to have such a long history and it is becoming increasingly available and Medical Science now has it in its sights - is it possible there are two messages hidden in plain sight here.

A. Scientific Medicine is Failing.

B. TCM has never been as successful as to long-term outcome as suggested.

Item 4. One of the basic tenets of TCM; "holds, that the body's vital energy (chi or qi) circulates through channels, called meridians, that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions."

Response 4...

A.  Can it really be so. Proponents of TCM as wise as they appeared to be in discovering the Body Meridians so long ago - maybe be better said the Nervous system. Were; although they can be excused back then; as the Blood System had not yet been discovered, as the thinking of the time was; the Blood was thought to be constantly replaced instead of being a circulatory system.

B. Still today 2500 years since the creation of TCM are unable to see the Blood system is the one that connects the Organs in order to bring the Bodies vital energy for growth and repair and not the Meridians.  

Item 5. Concepts of the Body and of disease used in TCM reflect its ancient origins and its emphasis on dynamic processes over material structure, similar to European humoral theory.

Response 5.  Is it just possible this is either a very Posh or Blind with Sciense way of saying - TCM like all other treatments - is no more than short-term symptom management.

Item 6.

A.  Scientific investigation has not found histological or physiological evidence for traditional Chinese concepts such as qi, meridians and acupuncture points.

Response 6.

A. True as this maybe; however,  is it not the Kettle calling the Pot Black as Scientific Medicine could not find a Key if it was in the Keyhole - when it comes to finding the true cause of illness and then creating cures.  

B. Yet back as far as 1983 having with my tutor. Mr Steven Quinn developed a method of demonstrating the existence of such Meridian connections to the Mind; using then Hypnosis - today and for many years it is possible to do the same in the absence of Hypnosis using, voice only. 

Item 7. The TCM theory and practice are not based upon scientific knowledge and there is disagreement between TCM practitioners on what diagnosis and treatments should be used for any given Patient.

Response 7.  Surely after 2500 years if TCM really had a satisfactory structure, although we must recognise every Person the world has ever produced is absolutely Unique - if with a study Patient; Practitioners cannot agree on a treatment protocol, there is something seriously wrong - not only with the Treatments, but with the practitioners and their tutors. 

Item 8. The effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine remains poorly researched and documented.

Response 8.  Does this not sound rather strange - for if my poor education is correct did not the Chinese invent. Paper and Writing.

Item 9. There are concerns over a number of potentially toxic plants, animal parts and mineral Chinese Medicine's.

Response 9. One would like to think within the TCM fraternity that only uses - may we say natural plants; by now after 2500 years every one would be identified and evaluated for absolute Patient safety.  

Item 10. There are also concerns over illegal trade and transport of endangered species including rhinoceroses, tigers and the welfare of specially farmed animals including bears.

Response 10.  Surely one has to at least consider if not accept - after 2500 years of the study of TCM and symptom management; it would have been noticed, these products extracted from Animals in such a perhaps barbaric manner are in modern times for Profit only and nothing to do with effective treatment of ever changing symptoms. 

Item 11. A review of cost-effectiveness research for TCM found that studies had low levels of evidence and so far have not shown beneficial outcomes.

Response 11. In the absence of any supporting documents this has to be considered hearsay and thus of no Scientific Value. Moreover; if there were So called Scientific Data who paid for the study and what was their true motive.

Item 12. Pharmaceutical research has explored the potential for creating new drugs from traditional remedies, with few successful results.

Response 12...

A.  Based on the current success of Modern Scientific Medicine from a Pharmaceutical point of view - that despite the so called wonder drugs of the twenty first century there are more People ill today or in Pain (100 million in the USA alone) than ever; despite taking into account the increase of the worlds population.

B. Leaving one to question. "Does any Pharmaceutical Researcher have the necessary skills and supporting knowledge to evaluate - such, as yet one might argue. Untapped resources.  

Item 13. Nature editorial described TCM as; "fraught with pseudoscience" and said that the most obvious reason why it has not delivered many cures is that the majority of its treatments have no logical mechanism of action.

Response 13. Should one not find this very strange coming from a Nature Journal - the essence may well be so; however if we include Modern Sciense with not a cure to its name should that not also enjoy the label of being. "Fraught with Pseudoscience."

It0em 14. Proponents propose that research has so far missed key features of the art of TCM, such as unknown interactions between various ingredients and complex interactive biological systems.

Response 14...

A.  If one is able to accept. "When a Person puts anything into their Mouth the Entire Body Chemistry is altered to a New Balance in order for the Blood to deliver the necessary Nutrients to the Body Cells or excrete the potion if deemed to be of a poisonous nature or not to the Person's liking.

B. If this cannot be accepted then the consideration must surely be or no more than. "It is my party and I can cry if I want to." From any so called. Scientific Research.

Item 15. The doctrines of Chinese medicine are rooted in books such as the Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon and the Treatise on Cold Damage, as well as in cosmological notions such as yin-yang and the five phases.

Response 15...

A.  Or can it be said - without consideration as to the timeline - this is no more, nor less than an adaptation of the Four Humors so long ago suggested as the seat of Emotional illness.

B. By Greek physician Hippocrates - ca. 460 BCE–370 BCE who is often credited with developing the theory of the four humors - blood, yellow bile, black bile, phlegm and their influence on the Body and its Emotions.

Item 16. Starting in the 1950s, these precepts were standardized in the People's Republic of China, including attempts to integrate them with modern notions of anatomy and pathology.

Response 16.  Is it  possible this can be linked to the growing Power of the Pharmaceutical Companies and the Chinese attempts to stifle the take over of its ill Health Industry.

Item 17. In the 1950s, the Chinese government promoted a systematized form of TCM.

Response 17.  Was this only an acceptance of defeat as order and or paid for by big powerful companies only interested in Profit and not Well health.

Item 18. TCM's view of the body; places little emphasis on anatomical structures, but is mainly concerned with the identification of functional entities - which regulate digestion, breathing, aging etc.

Response 18.  Is it at all possible this is where The Medical Profession learnt its back to front thinking it incorporates into all so called Scientific findings. Symptoms are the cause of all illness is a demonstration of back to front thinking.

Item 19. While health is perceived as the harmonious interaction of these entities and the outside world, disease is interpreted as a disharmony in interaction.

Response 19.  I would wonder does TCM actually deserve the kindness I am affording it - with statements as this. For it surely rates as esoteric claptrap. or only we know. 

Item 20. TCM diagnosis aims to trace symptoms to patterns of an underlying disharmony, by measuring the pulse, inspecting the tongue, skin, eyes and looking at the Eating and Sleeping habits of the Person as well as many other things.

Response 20.  Whilst this approach may well be considered as important and necessary - does it really as suggested; touch on the Underlying Disharmony or just read symptoms and manage them if possible. 

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Section. 6.

Return to Doctor Rinehart's Paper.

Item E. While Lion’s Mane is now championed for its potential to help with Anxiety, Cognitive Function - such as Focus and Depression. Traditional Chinese Medicine has turned to Lion’s Mane for Gastrointestinal issues such as Gastritis & Gastric Ulcers.

Response E. As Doctor Rinehart relies on the Scientifically Proven Data from Medical Sciense it would seem reasonable to consider a link to such papers would be in order for closer scrutiny. Especially as: Anxiety, Depression and Ulcers have a very long history of the inability of Medical Sciense  to make a substantial contribution as to the true cause and a secure treatment that cures. 

Item F. Doctor Rinehart contributes with. "I have struggled with gastritis in the past, as well as relatively severe problems with mental focus following a bout of acute mold toxicity - I find; when I take Lion’s Mane, it clears my mental fog like windshield wipers.

Response F. Whilst it is not my desire or intention to undervalue the good Doctors finding more to enhance them - thus I am obliged to point out although the Doctor suggest with Lions Mane one could forget certain worrying symptoms; his words. "When I take Lion’s Mane, it clears my mental fog like windshield wipers;" are suggestive of - the effects do not last as long he would suggest. 

Item G. I do find it ironic that a fungus would help me with a mold issue.

Response G...

1. Damp buildings often have a moldy smell or obvious mold growth; some molds are human pathogens.

2. This has caused concern regarding health effects of moldy indoor environments and has resulted in many studies of moisture and mold-damaged buildings.

3. Recently, there have been reports of severe illness as a result of indoor mold exposure, particularly due to Stachybotrys Chartarum.

4. While many authors describe a direct relationship between fungal contamination and illness, close examination of the literature reveals a confusing picture.

5. Leaving one to consider are there other issues at work here like pre existing and thus long-term symptoms like Gastritis - seemingly cured or perhaps no more than dormant symptoms; as highly active, as if they were diagnosable.

Item H. While I had top reading, math and intelligence scores, I had testing that measured my focus in the bottom 1000th percentile, I have found Lion’s Mane to be a wonderful aid in clearing the fog and helping me focus.

Response H. One cannot but feel most deeply for a Doctor that has dedicated his life to helping others that has an education value unable to see the value in such a statement; that measured my focus in the bottom 1000th percentile."

Item I. Mold toxins can stay in the body system for up to 6 months or more following a single exposure.

Response I.  Is there a confirmation that the Body's immune systems were slow to react to remove the antigen called Mold Toxin. If so - should one not ask. "Why," was the Immune Systems compromised and if this is accepted. Should this information not postulate a different understanding on the true nature of the so called Mycotoxins. 

Item J. I have found that  Lion’s Mane can be helpful to protect Nerve and Brain health while the mycotoxins are being cleared.

Response J... 

1. If we accept the Doctor would have the possibility of constant Blood tests to demonstrate the Mycotoxins are slowly but surely being removed from his system - thereby demonstrating the Lions Mane Mushroom has been helpful in protecting his Nerve and Brain Health.

2. As the thrust of this paper has to be considered an advert; how are Patients with Brain, Fog who do not have access to multiple and regular Blood tests, thus in the absence of any documentary information - know how to check and confirm the Mycotoxins have or are being removed from their body.

3. A mycotoxin (from the Greek μύκης mykes, "fungus" and τοξικόν toxikon, "poison" is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by organisms of the fungus kingdom and is capable of causing disease and death in both humans and animals.

4. The term; 'mycotoxin' is usually reserved for the toxic chemical products produced by fungi that readily colonize crops.

5. One mold species may produce many different Mycotoxins and several species may produce the same Mycotoxin.

6. Most fungi are aerobic - use oxygen and are found almost everywhere in extremely small quantities due to the minute size of their spores.

7. They consume organic matter wherever humidity and temperature are sufficient.

8. Where conditions are right, fungi proliferate into colonies and mycotoxin levels become high.

9. The reason for the production of Mycotoxins is not yet known; they are not necessary for the growth or the development of the fungi.

10. Because Mycotoxins weaken the receiving host, the fungus may use them as a strategy to better the environment for further fungal proliferation.

11. The production of toxins depends on the surrounding intrinsic and extrinsic environments and these substances vary greatly in their toxicity, depending on the organism infected and its susceptibility, metabolism and defense mechanisms.

12...

A.  Does not item 9 clearly demonstrate different thinking is required to understand and make sense of the production  of Mycotoxins that may well not come from the Fungi after all.

B. Moreover if one does not include and comprehend the message in item 7 and relate it to the Body and immune systems response - then one demonstrates one knows very little at all. 

Item J. While Doctor Rinehart dealt with mold toxins, an other Persons individual story may relate to other Brain insults like those mentioned earlier - stress, food sensitivities, wheat, grains, dairy products especially, as well as other toxins & infections.

Response J. And if one does not understand or accept all those mentioned are no more than symptoms then one is only  dreaming of something one can never poses.

Item K. In any case, when feeling that Brain Fog is slowing one down, Lion’s Mane is worth a try.

Response K. Now of course I would not desire to argue with this for surely it is much better than taking in ever increasing quantities and qualities of Scientifically Proven Medications that have only a history of failure to manage - the presenting symptoms for very long .

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Section. 7.

Lion’s Mane Benefits.

Doctor Rinehart continues with: There is more to Lion’s Mane Mushroom benefits - than just a remedy for Gut Irritation and Mental Fog. 

Active Beta-glucan polysaccharides isolated from Lion’s Mane boast whole-body effects - that have been discussed in peer-reviewed research including:

  • Anti-tumor.
  • Immune modulating.
  • Antibiotic.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Cardio protective.
  • Kidney protective.
  • Anti-hypertensive.
  • Wound healing..
  • Anti-gastric ulcer.
  • Neuroprotective & regenerative.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Liver protective.
  • Lipid lowering.
  • Blood sugar lowering..
  • Anti-fatigue.
  • Anti-aging properties Items (123; 4; 5). Explained below - Sadly only the abstract is available as one is required to be a member of PubMed and MedLine to access the full paper.  

Item 1.

Chemistry, Nutrition and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium Erinaceus-Lion's Mane Mushroom Fruiting Bodies, Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds.

Friedman M.

Abstract.

A. The culinary and medicinal mushroom Hericium Erinaceus is widely consumed in Asian countries, but apparently not in the United States, for its nutritional and health benefits.

B. To stimulate broader interest in the reported beneficial properties, this overview surveys and consolidates the widely scattered literature on the chemistry - isolation and structural characterization of polysaccharides and secondary metabolites such as erinacines, hericerins, hericenones, resorcinols, steroids, mono- and diterpenes and volatile aroma compounds, nutritional composition, food and industrial uses and exceptional nutritional and health-promoting aspects of Hericium Erinaceus.

C. The reported health-promoting properties of the mushroom fruit bodies, mycelia, bioactive pure compounds include: antibiotic, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, antifatigue, antihypertensive, antihyperlipodemic, antisenescence, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, neuroprotective properties and improvement of anxiety, cognitive function and Depression.

D. The described anti-inflammatory, antioxidative and immunostimulating properties in cells, animals and humans seem to be responsible for the multiple health-promoting properties.

E. A wide range of research advances and techniques are described and evaluated.

F. The collated information and suggestion for further research might facilitate and guide further studies to optimize the use of the whole mushrooms and about 70 characterized actual and potential bioactive secondary metabolites to help prevent or treat human chronic, cognitive and neurological diseases.

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Section. 8.

Item 2.

Int J Biol Macromol.

Apr;97:228-237. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac. 2017.01.040. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

Structures, biological activities and industrial applications of the polysaccharides from Hericium Erinaceus-Lion's Mane mushroom: A review...

Abstract.

A. Hericium Erinaceus (Bull.) Pers., also known as Yamabushitake, Houtou and Lion's Mane, is capable of fortifying the spleen and nourishing the stomach, tranquilizing the Mind and fighting cancer.

B. Over the past decade, it has been demonstrated that Hericium Erinaceus polysaccharides; possess various promising bioactivities, including antitumor, immunomodulation, anti-gastric ulcer, neuroprotection, neuroregeneration, anti-oxidation, hepatoprotection, anti-hyperlipidemia, anti-hyperglycemia, anti-fatigue, anti-aging.

C. The purpose of the present review is to provide systematically reorganized information on extraction and purification, structure characteristics, biological activities and industrial applications of Hericium Erinaceus polysaccharides to support their therapeutic potentials and sanitarian functions.

Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Section. 9.

Item 3.

Hericium Erinaceus: an edible mushroom with medicinal values.

Abstract.

A. Mushrooms are considered as nutritionally functional foods and source of physiologically beneficial medicines.

B. Hericium Erinaceus, also known as Lion's Mane Mushroom or Hedgehog Mushroom, is an edible fungus, which has a long history of usage in Traditional Chinese medicine.

C. This mushroom is rich in some physiologically important components, especially β-glucan polysaccharides, which are responsible for anti-cancer, immuno-modulating, hypolipidemic, antioxidant and neuro-protective activities of this mushroom.

D. Hericium Erinaceus has also been reported to have anti-microbial, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, wound healing properties among other therapeutic potentials.

E. This review article has overviewed the recent advances in the research and study on Hericium Erinaceus and discussed the potential health beneficial activities of this mushroom, with the recognition of bioactive compounds responsible for these medicinal properties.

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Section. 10.

Item 4.

Hericium Erinaceus - Yamabushitake: a unique resource for developing functional foods and medicines.

Abstract.

A. Hericium Erinaceus - HE, is a fungus inhabiting the mountainous areas of the northeast territories in Asia.

B. Hericium Erinaceus has been used in Traditional Folk Medicine and medicinal cuisine in China, Korea and Japan.

C. Evidence has been adduced for a variety of physiological effects, including anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-gastritis and anti-metabolic disease properties.

D. Hence, Hericium Erinaceus is an attractive target resource for developing not only medicines, but also functional foods.

E. Basic studies on the physiological functions of Hericium Erinaceus and on the chemical identification of its active ingredients have progressed in recent decades.

F. In this article, we provide an overview of the biochemical and pharmacological studies on Hericium Erinaceus, especially of its antitumor and neuroprotective functions, together with a survey of recent developments in the chemical analysis of its polysaccharides, which comprise its major active components.

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Section. 12.

Item 5.



1992 Feb;56(2):347-8.

Antitumor-active polysaccharides isolated from the fruiting body of Hericium Erinaceus, an edible and medicinal mushroom called yamabushitake or houtou.

PMID: 1368310
DOI: 10.1271/bbb.56.347

Indexed for MEDLINE.

Although these Five Items above are just extracts shown, surely it must be a consideration - if Doctor Rinehart is to depend on them as a unique selling point for his services should they not have been the full version or not included at all.

Moreover if one checks the date of some of this research should not one question is Modern Scientific Validity. 

Doctor Rinehart continues with:

Item 1. While that sounds like a lot of benefits for one medicinal mushroom, Lion’s Mane also contains hericerins, hericenones, resorcinols, steroids, mono-/diterpenes & aromatic compounds.

Response 1...

A. Surely it must be recognised - if a Person with a requirement to take any form of aid for pre existing symptoms; the Blood contains in excess of Two Thousand Chemicals, which are constantly altering based on the requirement of intake by Mouth and other factors of life.

B. Therefor the outcome of taking One Chemical "hericerins," must surely mean - every chemical in the body will change.

C. Now add a further Five - as in Lions Mane and it is very doubtful even the slickest of Computer technology could keep track of the chemical changes the now multiple of Chemicals in Lions Mane would create.

D. Not withstanding they would create an imbalance in the entire body chemistry - a planned necessity for Health Improvement. Yet in the long-term one has to question; as the Blood Chemistry was already perfectly balanced and would seek to rebalance as per the original instructions over a period of time - whether the Lions Mane Diet was continued or not.   

Item 2. Do not let the chemical names intimidate, these are just active compounds believed to be responsible for Lion’s Mane’s wide scope of health benefits.

Response. 2...

A. Are not the words. "Believed to be;" a self defeating prophesy - surely after 2500 years OIRO of use in TCM, the guesswork would have long been taken care of.

B. Unless it cannot because the Blood Chemistry of a Person is so unique no one Person would react the same to a Diet of Lions Mane Mushrooms. 

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Section. 13.

Nerve Regeneration & Neurodegenerative Disease.

Item 3. Lion’s Mane may play an important role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Response 3...

A. Is it not fair to suggest; when the word May is utilised in conjunction with the use of Lions Mane Mushrooms; implicated in the prevention of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

B. As the true cause in not known for either of these symptoms - this can only be guesswork and thus not backed by satisfactory Medical Sciense.

C. Yet is used here as a Unique Selling Point for the use of Lions Mane Mushrooms. 

Item 4. Studies have shown that mushroom extracts like those found in Lion’s Mane reduced neurotoxicity, stimulated nerve growth and had neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Response 4...

A. When one considers the possibility Inflammation is amongst the worst of any Body Functions yet as of today the least fully understood and more importantly manageable well let alone possessing a cure.

B. The evidence appears to suggest - there are no really useful medications; that do not carry sever and serious side-effects, leaving it appears in an effort to control Inflammation other less conventional methods of Inflammation control: Fish Oil, Green Tea and Tart Cherries have been mentioned. 

Item 5. A target of therapy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Patients is to stimulate the production of Nerve Growth Factor - NGF

Response 5.

A.  It is suggested by the Data. "Nerve growth factor may contribute to increased longevity and mental capacity."

B. Yet there is a persistent attitude The Mind has nothing to do with this process - as it is Biological, leading one to consider as the process of Nerve Growth Factor is an ongoing process.

C. However. If the use of Lions Mane is discontinued - how long will it be before the process bring the NGF back to the pre existing and presenting symptoms, moreover if the Lions Mane is continued how long is it before the entire Biological process reverts back to pre Lions Mane consumption. 

Item 6. Nerve Growth Factor functions just how it sounds - it helps stimulate neuron regeneration and growth.

Response 6...

A. Does not Medical Sciense and indeed many Medically qualified practitioners always demand with such statements. "Where is your proof to back up the claims made." Otherwise such inclusions are no more than hearsay or another Unique Selling Point.

B. That distract away from the well intentioned health improvements  - such a therapy may well make. 

Item 7. Erinacines A, B, C, & D, compounds isolated from Lion’s Mane, have been discovered to be potent stimulators of NGF production.

Response 7...

A. Surely if we are to make such claims we have to contribute with some supporting evidence - otherwise it is no more than Chinese Whispers.

B. Especially as this style of treatment is designed to treat all comers much the same. 

Item 8. Again, do not get caught up on the names - there will be no test.

Response 8. At last some common sense prevails.

Item 9. Just understand that Lion’s Mane contains compounds that have demonstrated some ability to stimulate nerve repair & growth.

Response 9. Surely one should only make authoritative statements as this if one is sure the suggested compound will cure the presenting and qualifying symptoms of all readers of this document.

Item 10. Lion’s Mane may help guard against day-to-day battles with Anxiety, Depression, or Cognitive lapses as basic as Mental Fog and degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Respond 10. So are we to understand now Mental Fog as distinct perhaps from Brain Fog - is BASIC and Lions Mane MAY help. Is this not just a bit to ambiguous to be offering someone with LONG TERM concerns like Foggy thoughts be they Brain or Mind. 

Item 11. These are tricky syndromes that require personalized care - so be sure to take Lion’s Mane in an appropriate context.

Response 11.  Would it not be better advertising in a published papers as this to offer at least some information rather than be a Blind Ally description as this appears to be.

Item 12. These findings have been in laboratory models and animal studies and it is still largely undetermined whether the findings can be confirmed in the Human Brain.

Response 12. If there was a possibility of my being branded unnecessarily vexations for being so negative - this item surely removes any such possibility.

Item 13. Some placebo-controlled Human trials have been conducted.

Response 13...

A. There is much evidence to suggest these days and therefore Scientifically proven. Without a placebo group to compare against, it is not possible to know whether the designed treatment itself had any effect.

B. Such a test or clinical trial is called a placebo-controlled study and its control as it is of the negative type - that so often demonstrate these treatments are as efficacious or more successful than the treatment it is being balanced against as many Patients frequently show improvement, even when given a sham, or "fake" treatment.

Item 14. One double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 50 to 80 year old Japanese Men and Women with mild cognitive impairment showed significant improvements in cognitive tests when compared with placebo after 8, 12, & 16 weeks of study.

Response 14.

A. By Doctors Rinehart's own words. "When The Lion’s Mane was discontinued at 16 weeks."

B. Four weeks following discontinuation - 20 weeks total, cognitive scores decreased significantly again.

Item 16. Another placebo-controlled trial discovered reductions in Depression and Anxiety scores after just 4 weeks in Women consuming cookies that contained Lion’s Mane.

Response 16. Leaving one to question. What was the outcome say Four weeks later or even Twenty Weeks later - did the Depression and Anxiety return - but with greater velocity.

Item 17. The researchers also noted that the mechanism behind the improvements in scores appeared to be separate from the stimulation of Nerve Growth Factor.

Response 17.  Of course they would - for do they not have to leave room for another study on the same subject at a different time and in what appears to be a different manner - all leading to that same blind ally of. "We do not know the cause and have no lasting cure."

Item 18. While each case carries its own complexity and needs to be considered separately, Lion’s Mane may be useful for those recovering from nerve injury from blunt trauma, damaged vertebral discs and other nerve-related injuries.

Response 18. Again I must say for the many years TCM has used Lions Mane as a therapeutic application - should there not be more secure words to explain the benefits with the situations listed; rather than. "MAY." 

Item 19. For instance, a case study using rodents demonstrated enhanced regenerative activity and early recovery of nerves in peripheral nerve injury.

Response 19.

A. Are we now with supposed collective amnesia or Mental Fog to forget Item 12.

B. These findings have been in lab models and animal studies and it is still largely undetermined whether the findings can be confirmed in the Human Brain.

Item 20. While other mushroom extracts have shown regenerative potential, Lion’s Mane has the most extensive research for its nerve health benefits.

Response 20. So why advertise with May so often should one not at least be secure in ones therapeutic applications prior to applying them to unprepared customers.

Item 21. While I did not find it discussed directly,  I am always careful with medicinal mushrooms not to take them too late at night.

Response 21. As a practitioner and a user advocate of Lions Mane Mushrooms - should not the use be subjected to caution at all times; or is it the Brain Fog that makes this not easily possible.

Item 22. While mushroom supplements like Reishi and Cordyceps are very energizing - Lion’s Mane side effects may also include some Insomnia as it increases alertness and energy.

Response 22. Is it not possible Insomnia in Medical Speak can be the cause of Brain Fog.

Item 23. So while Lion’s Mane may help you study or work a little later into the night - it may also affect the ability to fall asleep.

Response 23. So many times I am obliged to point out Medical Sciense for all of its intense study into the cause of all illness and the scientific proof that suggests a cure has been found here in their own words confirm their own treatments now taken possession of from the complimentary field of medicine - are in reality causing the very illness they set out to treat. 

Item 24. Despite its natural potency, there are no reports of toxic effects from long-term consumption of Lion’s Mane.

Response 24... 

A. The framework of this webpage as stated in the beginning is the published working of Doctor Alexander Rinehart.

B. My detailed responses are not intended to bear malicious intent - more to educate with another's views; having the long standing security of the Mind and its store of all memories creates all illness; via The Brain - just an organ without instruction from the Mind and the entire Body Chemistry.

C. I am minded to conclude with. "If this paper were the standard I had to work too I would desire to question the standard and seek to improve it."    

Question. 1. We draw to the end of Alexander Rinehart's and your own contribution, however it appears to me the question of Brain Fog and its many other different names has not yet been answered?

Answer. 1. Sadly it is true and for the very first time in all of the pages I have written. Wikipedia offered little in the way of help only confirm often in the same and similar word what Doctor Alexander Rinehart said in his paper.

Question. 2. Is it possible that you are going to answer the question? But should we not first explain the process by which this Web Page came about?

Answer. 2. Yes of course to both questions.

A. There were two discussions Doctor Rinehart posted on LinkedIn...

B. The first was a critique on Brain Fog and the use of Mushrooms.

B. As the discussion was deleted I was not able to retrieve my comments to post here - to thereby ensure a sense of fairness - as a treatment. I would have referred Mushroom use as Symptom Management.

C.  The second discussion posted by Doctor Rinehart is copied as below, edited for reading clarity, but mostly word for word.    

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Section. 14.

Description: Peter Smith Talking Cures

    Peter Smith

Alexander.

Is that not the way medical science works Alexander repeat the test until you get the answer you're looking for. 

Removing comments because one does not like on topic answers makes Medical Science not even worthy of being called Novel.

It is time to wake up Medial Science only has questions and not one single answer to any illness and silencing new information is the reason why.

Thus it keeps on testing until the answer has been created a label can be fitted like a lead jacket that deny any movement. 

Then - when the Person dies they died of an unrelated disorder.

Remove this at your peril for I will post world wide with your name on it if you do.

Kindest regards and best wishes

Peter Smith Talking Cures

This discussion was not deleted.

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Section. 15.

Peter Smith

Alexander.

Thank you kind Sir for not removing my comments.

It is not my intention to be vexatious but with the Medical profession failing in front of our very eyes our dedicated Doctors as your self; require every assistance they can get.

Thus I will not be suppressed in my views for in the absence of anything of value ever coming from the Medical Science you have to contend with and more and more People suffering mysterious symptoms with no known cure and cause someone has to have the courage and knowledge to stand up to suppression.

May I request of you sir you now reinstate the same discussion you removed from the other group.

Kindest regards and best wishes,

Peter Smith Talking Cures.

The reinstating I requested for the first discussion was never carried out.

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Section. 16.

People who are ill will never allow a cure to be found for their illness. is a Truth we will not Face.

AND Nonsense Medial Science written by ill People continue the deception by saying "we are looking for the cause of illness and seeking or have an effective treatment a cure. are all  mistruths.

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Section. 17.

Conclusion.

Brain Fog the Elusive Truth 1.

A. Over the many generations there have been many names that suggest there is solid knowledge and information relating to any form of disorder that disallows the Mind - demonstrated via the Brain to function as intended as a Fundamental Right - not a gift for being a good boy or Girl.

B. All of them leading to Total Confusion as to the cause. 

C. One has to take into consideration this list may not be as a result of an exhaustive search - thus may well have others that can easily be added:

1. Altered level of consciousness.

2. Cognitive orthotics. = a software-based personal reminder systems for People with cognitive impairment, such as memory loss. People who can benefit include the elderly, People who have experienced traumatic brain injury and anyone who experiences memory loss.

3. Coma.

4. Delirium.

5. Depersonalization disorder.

6. Excessive daytime sleepiness.

7. Four boxes test. is a computer-based test used to measure reaction times.

8. Idiopathic hypersomnia. = a sleep disorder in which a Person is excessively sleepy - hypersomnia during the day and has great difficulty being awakened from sleep. Idiopathic means there is not a clear cause.

9. Insomnia.

10. Mental confusion.

11. Mild cognitive impairment.

12. Obtundation. = refers to less than full alertness - altered level of consciousness, typically as a result of a medical condition or trauma. The root word, obtund, means "dulled or less sharp" cf. obtuse angle.

13. Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment.

14. Pump head syndrome...

A. Post perfusion syndrome, also known as "pump head," is a constellation of neurocognitive impairments attributed to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during cardiac surgery.

B. Symptoms of post perfusion syndrome are subtle and include defects associated with attention, concentration, short term memory, fine motor function, speed of mental and motor responses. 

C. Studies have shown a high incidence of neurocognitive deficit soon after surgery, but the deficits are often transient with no permanent neurological impairment. 

15. Sleep inertia.

16. Slow-wave sleep.

17. Sluggish cognitive tempo.

18. Somnolence.

19. Stupor.

Conclusion. When reading through this list - surely; it becomes very obvious even to a Medical Trained Specialist - all of these are no more than symptoms of a cause, or diagnosed symptoms that could only persist as a result of previously poorly treated symptoms or created by these very same treatments; hence they are Of unknown cause. Idiopathic.

Question 1. Are there any other item or symptoms that will assist in the understanding of this mysterious Brain Fog?

Answer. 1.  Yes there however there is the serious possibility it will rattle a few cages - especially of People that suffer and of course the specialist that know all about the disorder - except of course how it is caused and how to cure it.

Question. 2. And that is?

Answer. 2. The symptom known as Tinnitus or ringing in the Ears.

Question 3. Are you saying they are related?

Answer 3. No. I am saying they are different expressions of the same cause.

Question 4. I give up is here no end to you and your seemingly Controversial Wisdom?

Answer. 4.  How much more Controversial does one have to get than to set oneself up as an Expert in any ill Health Subject and after many years of intense study still not know the cause or have a definitive - no professional or self management, cure. 

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Section. 18.

 Brain Fog the Elusive Truth 2.

Question. 1. I do hope Doctor Rinehart takes this in the spirit of how it is meant - but where do we start?

Answer 1. Let us start where we mean to carry on. Brain Fog - is nothing whatsoever to do with the Brain; no more than it is to do with the Body or any form of Dietary intake. The Brain and Body are but slaves, acting on instructions and the so called Fog merely a demonstration the instruction has and will in be perpetuity acted upon.

Question 2. Surely; that is pulling the rug from under all Medial Science, Doctor Specialists and anyone that has ever followed the protocol of understanding that has existed for perhaps many hundreds or even thousands of years.

Answer 2...

A. Sadly not so - we can safely leave that process to all that have believed and proffered; they know about Brain Fog and are left to write such papers as we have discussed so far leading up to the 19 strong list above.

B. For in the understanding of Brain Fog - all is meaningless jargon. 

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Section. 19.

 Brain Fog the Elusive Truth 3.

A. In pursuit of establishing a secure understanding of Brain Fog it may be helpful to bring in the findings of Charles Darwin and revaluate them. By saying with the consideration. "if Charles Darwin himself were here he would accept."

B. Never once did he witness or document Evolutionary Change - what he did; with great elegance and long standing persuasion see, was only the outcome of evolutionary change.

C. The real and Natural Evolutionary change - would be so slow and insidious; even if one were to utilise a time frame camera, one would be hard pressed to SEE the changes, as they evolved.

D. One would perhaps in a laboratory - be able with Mice or other non English speaking Animals, force changes.

E. However in reality that would only be a demonstration of the so called Brain Fog, which no one would be able to see, as they would be too excited at having played and seemingly succeeded in beating or being Mother Nature. And then documenting their finding before someone else beat them to the accolade of. First Published - in the same manner we are told did. Charles Darwin.

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Section. 20.

Brain Fog the Elusive Truth 4.

A. I and perhaps everyone else would find it very difficult to accept - although often demonstrated in Sciense Fiction Films; one could or even should attempt or achieve the loading like a computer just built, into a Human Being; Foetus or Child. A lifetime of Knowledge. 

B...

1.  Surely we can readily accept this process would be not only of no value to anyone, in the same manner as a computer without the Operating system and the necessary programs to use or enhance a Person's lifetime achievements. 

2. For surely this would destroy the on going Beauty of evolving into the Adult we all have a fundamental right to become.

C. During my own lifetime I have experienced many things and as a result made many decisions and comfortably accept not all of them have turned out to be correct and many I will not change my decision on whether I am right or wrong.

D...

1. One of them is a computer virus that I am content in believing are created by the very processes that seek to protect us and our computers.

2. And so called Human Viruses - albeit somewhat unwittingly; are to be considered much the same process. 

3. This time there is less ambiguity in my decision as to the cause.

4. Here lies the process of the Creation of the mysterious Brain Fog.

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Section. 21.

Brain Fog the Elusive Truth 4.

A. There is no universal pathway to a Person having Brain Fog that fits all - the reason for this is there are Seven Billion People on the Planet and each of them is unique.

B...

1. There is however a Protocol we all follow - no matter what: Race, Creed, Colour, Gender or Gender reassignment; we are all Children of Parents and mainly Parents of Children.

2. Even if we never sire Children - we still fit into the same protocol of. Personal Emotional and Biological Evolution.

C...

1.  Two People meet decide to make a relationship - these two People whether they know them or not will have Two Parents who in turn have Parents. 

2. From this equation we are seeing there are Ten People in the Generation Hierarchy.

3. Thus in Terms of Parents there are just Four People in each Generation.

4. Which Means a Family Tree - one can; if one has the time and the information is logged somewhere, trace the two who met back through family history until Humans were created.

D. However we do not have the time nor the inclination to do that, as the answers as to the creation of Brain Fog are already available in just - say; Ten Generations, with a Phrase that links them all securely together.

E...

1...

A. This phrase could be considered innate or born with - however we are going to see its creation from a little later than that.

B. From the age of Ten when a Child should be exerting their own opinion on life.

2. Handed down yet in such a manner the Child would not be fully aware of is this phrase, although we must accept each individual will create their own expression.

F...

1. In simple terms there are but two pathways this expression can and will take a Child on, that will not only last their lifetime - they will unwittingly pass it on to their Children.

2. Positive. If Positive we will not have to concern ourselves.

3. Negative. It is the Negative where our attention to detail must be drawn and a Childs Lifetime Pathway, is unavoidable.

G...

1. From here will be the foundation of all illness; including those that are referred to as Heritable illness or worse Genetic.

2. Heritable illness is. A pathological condition caused by an absent or defective gene or by a chromosomal aberration.

3. Also called Hereditary Disease.

H... 

1. One must consider the phrase is open to individual expression and interpretation -  "When I grow up I am not going to get Married, but if I do I am not going to have and Children, but if I do I will make sure they do not grow up to suffer in the same manner as I."

2. The sad part about this is the Child only ever suffers much worse and does not have a clue why.      

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Section. 22.

Brain Fog the Elusive Truth 5.

Question 1. So how does this convert not only to Brain Fog but as you say all illness?

Answer. 1. 

1. For any individual the process started when their Parents were Children themselves, Following Emotional and or Physical traumas that altered irrevocably their life style - in time they met and created their Child.

2. Whilst not mandatory or intentionally with malice - from the moment of conception; the Childs life, both emotionally and biologically is mapped out for them.

3. Whilst one may consider the Childs progression from Conception to Brain Fog as a Teenager or an Adult is complex - the reality; it is quite simple.

4. Although from conception - from a Biological point of view the Father has no further influence over the Child - from an Emotional point of view this may not be the case and would be just as potent; if not more so, if the father was no longer part of the Mother to be or the Childs life during conception and following Birth.

5...  

A. There are very many hundreds of ways this can be expressed - however we are going to do it in just One.

B. From conception via Mother the Placenta and the umbilical cord the Oxygen saturation delivered to the Child is compromised.

6...

A. Although one would care to think from birth when the Child takes over its own Oxygen production - this now innate process would be over and done with and the Oxygen saturation of the Child would become somewhat Normalized. 

B...

1. Sadly this is not the case as the pre birth Oxygen Saturation would now become - only a factor that cannot be remembered; only acted upon.

2. Therefore is deemed as Dormant; yet as highly active as if one could run a test to prove it as a diagnosable symptom.

C. Which of course it may well be but in order to relieve the Anxiety of the Parents and attending Clinicians diagnosed with a different name.

7. Years pass the Child gradually matures often suffering what is diagnosed as Childhood illnesses some of them without name, so put down to inherited Disorders or even Genetic until such times as an illness presents - that can be diagnosed...

8. Every one now breaths a sigh of relief - a treatment is prescribed; time passes, the symptoms subside or even disappear altogether and the treatment is given the accolade of success and both soon are forgotten.

9... 

A. More time passes the Child now a young adult becomes involved in an incident as life changing as a loved ones passing, or not so tragic yet as life threatening - an accident of some description or another.

B. Time passes and symptoms of ill health begin to emerge - like Fatigue.

C. Desperation sets in to explain when the symptoms started.

D. The Death of a loved one or the Accident is accepted as the Triggering agent.

E. Once again the attending clinicians and everyone else breaths a sigh of relief.

E. Except of course the Patient - as the symptoms now securely anchored is now somewhat ignored, thus no one local is to blame nor takes responsibility.

10. Time passes. Three or more years and insidiously new symptoms arrive and often stay, some are ignored, some are tolerated and lifestyle or diet changes seemingly hide them and some require investigation and treatment.

11. More time passes. Many ever changing symptoms some depleting of life activities arrive - all of which defy Medical Sciense to make sense of them and produce a lasting management let alone a cure.

12. Two symptoms settle and for a time become dominant: Tinnitus and or Brain Fog. It makes no difference as they are both products of the same process until one takes precedent. In this case we will accept it is Brain Fog.

13...

A. Earlier we discussed Let us start where we mean to carry on. Brain Fog - is nothing whatsoever to do with the Brain; no more than it is to do with the Body or any form of Dietary intake. The Brain and Body are but slaves, acting on instructions and the so called Fog merely a demonstration the instruction has and will in be perpetuity acted upon.

B. We also discussed Oxygen deficiency during confinement and from birth it is well documented.

C. However is the fact Oxygen being just one of the 2000 plus body chemicals - thus Nothing to do with the Brain or Body created inflammation that is reported to be at the foundation of all illness; yet so poorly understood and even today under the name of Sepsis is not only not well understood but being hailed as having a cure using some medicinal preparation. To which the Jury is not left the chamber yet.

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A. Of all the functions the wondrous self-repairing Human Body possesses - there is one attribute that to my knowledge, has never once been under the scrutiny of Medical Inquiry. Rest. As the information below will - although not exhaustive appear to confirm:  

B. There are many meanings and expressions of; Rest:

C. Meaning of “rest;” the English Dictionary explains. "To cause someone or something to stop doing a particular activity or stop being active for a period of time in order to relax  sleep and get back preexisting strength."

D. Synonyms: relax, take a rest, ease up/off, let up, slow down, pause, have/take a break, unbend, repose, laze, idle, loaf, do nothing, take time off, slack off, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, sit back, sit down, stand down, lounge, luxuriate, loll, slump, flop, put one's feet up, lie down, go to bed, have/take a nap, nap, catnap, doze, have/take a siesta, drowse, sleep.

E. Unless the original sense is "repose," thence extended secondarily to "distance between two resting place." The meaning "support, thing upon which something rests" is attested from 1580s. At rest = "dead" and is from mid-14c, on the notion of; "last rest."

F. In the Gospels the theology of Rest is most clearly articulated in the words: "come to me and I will give you rest and you will find rest for your souls."

Question 1.  Although I am not able to reason Why this section included - I am intrigued to know?

Answer. 1. Although my search does not appear to have established any Medical Understandings of Rest - my own finding derived from the last near Thirty Five years; have never once expressed and different to, this is the only important function a Human Body makes, yet is in illness the only function that does not happen.  

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Section. 23.

Brain Fog the Elusive Truth 6.

Question. 1. Now that requires not only scrutiny but satisfactorily answering? REST never happens in illness?

Answer. 1.  Yes of course - whilst we have to accept from a biological function as medical Sciense confirms the body is Complex in its activity and for myself I would confirm this and add The entire body activity is not complicated. If one accepts the existence of and includes in all Scientific Inquiry - The MIND.

Question. 2. Please explain?

Answer. 2.

A. We have stated and accepted the body activity is not complicated it is however complex and in this simple example always work with this rule in Mind - one could alter this to any organ of the Body including the Brain and the same would always apply.

B. The Lungs in order to function efficiently - have two Blood supplies.

1. Direct to allow the Lungs to function.

2. From the Heart - in turn from the Body for re Oxygenating of the now Oxygen depleted Blood.

C. In order for this process to happen the Heart has to Pump the Blood around the Body and back to itself for pumping on to the Lungs.

D. There are many ways this process from Natural can be interfered with to become Normal. We are going to pick on just Two.

1. Fear.

2. Anxiety.

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1. Fear from Emotional and or Physical Trauma depletes the entire Body from the ability of maintaining the Body Temperature and equilibrium.

2. Anxiety - as a tool of Fear drives the Mind Brain and Body and is designed to raise the temperature of the entire Body.

F. It does this at a cost to the entire Mind Body and every activity we Humans ever make thereafter.

G. Anxiety now makes the Heart Pump faster.

H. The lungs are now compromised in their ability to receive the deoxygenated Blood for disposal of the waste therein contained and then re-oxygenate the Blood sufficiently to reach every single cell in the Body.

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1. This in turn forces the Body to work harder to Maintain the Heat of the Body and Cool it at the appropriates times.

2. Thereby producing moisture or condensation to pool in many body places including around the Heart.

3. Once again putting undue pressure on the Heart and Lungs for satisfactory Blood Oxygenation.

J. To fully appreciate this process we must return to pre conception of a Child and the Parents attitude relating to their entire body chemistry yet not take it as mandatory - this is how the process will continue; as it is very subjective to every child and their individual perceiving of the constant stream of emotional and biological information that comes at them - from conception through to and following birth where the Child will takeover chemical production.

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We all have a lot to teach and a lot to learn and learn we must.

This is my truth now tell me yours - change someone's Mind.

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...In illness - The Mind/Brain/Body is not in the slightest doing something wrong, it is desperately trying to right a serious and terrible wrong?

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