POST TRAUMATIC STRESS
Anne-Marie Colbin in Food and Healing suggests kuzu weed for
Niacin (B3) -
5. Concentration Camp Survivors - "In
1960 I (Abram Hoffer) planned to study the effect of nicotinic acid on a
large number of aging people living in a sheltered home. A new one had
been built. I approached the director of this home, Mr. George Porteous.
I arranged to meet him and told him what I would like to do and why. I
gave him an outline of its properties, its side effects and why I
thought it might be helpful. Mr. Porteous agreed and we started this
investigation. A short while after my first contact Mr. Porteous came to
my office at University Hospital. He wanted to take nicotinic acid
himself, he told me, so that he could discuss the reaction more
intelligently with people living in his institution. He wanted to know
if it would be safe to do so. That
fall he came again to talk to me and this time he said he wanted to tell
me what had happened to him.
Then I discovered he had been with the Canadian troops who had sailed to
Hong Kong in 1940, had been promptly captured by the Japanese and had
survived 44 months in one of their notorious prisoner of war camps.
25% of the Canadian soldiers died in these camps. They suffered from
severe malnutrition from starvation and nutrient deficiency. They
suffered from beri beri, pellagra, scurvy, infectious diseases, and
brutality from the guards.
Porteous, a physical education instructor, had been fit weighing about
190 pounds when he got there. When he returned home he weighed only
2/3rds of that. On the way home in a hospital ship the soldiers were fed
and given extra vitamins in the form of rice polishings (bran).
There were few vitamins available then in tablets or capsules.
He seemingly recovered but had remained very ill. He suffered from both
psychological and physical symptoms. He was anxious, fearful and
slightly paranoid. Thus, he could never be comfortable sitting in a room
unless he sat facing the door. This must have arisen from the fear of
the guards. Physically he had severe arthritis. He could not raise his
arms above his shoulders. He suffered from heat and cold sensitivity. In
the morning he needed his wife's help in getting out of bed and to get
started for the day.
He had severe insomina. For this he was given barbiturates in the
evening and to help awaken him in the morning, he was given
Later I read the growing literature on the Hong Kong veterans and there
is no doubt they were severely and permanently damaged. They suffered
from a high death rate due to heart disease, crippling arthritis,
blindness and a host of other conditions.
Having outlined his background he then told me that two weeks after he
started to take nicotinic acid, 1 gram after each meal, he was normal.
He was able to raise his arms to their full extension, and he was free
of all the symptoms which had plagued him for so long. When I began to
prepare my report  I obtained his Veterans Administration Chart. It
came to me in two cardboard boxes and weighed over 10 pounds, but over
95% of it was accumulated before he started on the vitamin. For the ten
years after he started on the vitamin there was very little additional
material. One could judge the efficacy of the vitamin by weighing the
chart paper before and after he started on it. Porteous remained well as
long as he stayed on the vitamin until his death when he was Lieutenant
Governor of Saskatchewan. In 1962, after having been well for two years,
he went on a holiday to the mountains with his son and forgot to take
his nicotinic acid with him. By the time he returned home almost the
entire symptomatology had returned.
Porteous was enthusiastic about nicotinic acid and began to tell all his
friends about it. He told his doctor (who) cautioned him that he might
damage his liver. Porteous replied that if it meant he could stay as
well as he was until he died from a liver ailment he would still not go
off it. His doctor became an enthusiast as well and within a few years
had started over 300 of his patients on the vitamin. He never saw any
examples of liver disease from nicotinic acid.
I have treated over 20 prisoners from Japanese camps and from European
concentration camps since then with equally good results. I estimated
that 1 year in these camps was equivalent to 4 years of aging, i.e. 4
years in camp would age a prisoner the equivalent of 16 years of normal
George Porteous wanted every prisoner of war from the eastern camps
treated as he had been. He was not successful in persuading the
Government of Canada that nicotinic acid would be very helpful so he
turned to fellow prisoners, both in Canada (Hong Kong Veterans) and to
American Ex-Prisoners of War. These American veterans suffered just as
much as had the Canadian soldiers since they were treated in exactly the
same abysmal way. The ones who started on the vitamin showed the same
response. Recently 1 of these soldiers, a retired officer, wrote to me
after being on nicotinic acid 20 years that he felt great, owed it to
the vitamin and that when his arteries were examined during a simple
operation they were completely normal. He wrote, 'About 2 years ago,
I was hit, was bleeding down the neck. The MDs took the opportunity to
They said the arteries under the ears look like they had never been
There is an important lesson from the experiences of these veterans and
their response to megadoses of nicotinic acid. This is that every human
exposed to severe stress and malnutrition for a long enough
period of time will develop a permanent need for large amounts of this
vitamin and perhaps for several others.
This is happening on a large scale in Africa where the combination of
starvation, malnutrition and brutality is reproducing the conditions
suffered by the veterans.
Those who survive will be permanently damaged biochemically, and will
remain a burden to themselves and to the community where they live. Will
society have the good sense to help them recover by making this vitamin
available to them in optimum doses?"
(Reminder, titer slowly up or down when on a RX or vitamin regime,
taking lots of fluids.)
Medical Science News & Research
- "The limbic system is comprised of the amygdala, hippocampus,
mamillary bodies, hypothalamus, and other neurological structures. It
operates by influencing the endocrine system and the autonomic nervous
Grodin, Dr Mike -
Psychiatrist radio interview 3/26/2009
Specializes in international
Basic drawback is that he does not comprehend the role of the Holy Spirit.
He also uses some of the occult/alternative approaches. Boston University.
"Tibetan monks who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder" may "experience
'flashbacks' while meditating...Grodin hypothesizes that meditation may
reduce the brain's ability to inhibit unpleasant thoughts and
- Medical delays for vets.
PTSD on Charlie Rose - 12/17/2012 -
Jeffrey Lieberman -
John Miller -
Dr. Robert Greene's Perfect
for Pregnancy - 2009 -
- (secular) Re-establishing Normalcy - Understanding Emotions
"Picture the brain is as an onion folded over like a fist, with millions
of two-way connections going in all directions and between all of the
layers. The brain can be thought of as having 3 major parts: the
neocortex (new brain), the limbic system, and the paleo-cortex (old or
The outer layer (neo-cortex) allows us to consciously
integrate with the world, the middle layer (limbic system) allows us to
process how our body and brain perceive and respond to the world, and
the deep layer (original brain) manages the internal workings of the
body. The neo- or cerebral cortex (also called your gray matter or cell
bodies of the brain), plays a key role in memory, attention, perceptual
awareness, thought, language, and consciousness...
The region of the brain just beneath the neo-cortex is often referred to
by the collective term limbic system (a part of your brain’s
white matter or connecting wires) and has a number of structures that
help to integrate the outside world and the inner body. The components
of the limbic system have multiple roles, many of which are affected or
are malfunctioning with PDS. One role of the limbic system is to help to
integrate sensory and motor signals between the body and the brain, so
that we can be aware of and use our bodies effectively...Probably the
most important role of the limbic system for folks with PDS is its
responsibility in emotions and long-term memories...Two key structures
of the limbic system, the amygdala and hippocampus, are
particularly important in dealing with significant events and stressors
and in putting down long-term memories of these events. The limbic
system is directly linked by nerves and brain chemicals to
all of the organs and parts of the body that may be involved in these
emotions. These linkages, particularly the vagus nerve, result in all of
the bodily responses (sweating, rapid breathing, fast heart rate,
tightening of the gut, bowels, and bladder) to fear and other emotions.
Fear response and conditioning (such as with PTSD, anxiety, or pain) are
2 common emotional issues that the limbic system regulates. The
amygdala is the center of emotional memory, emotional learning,
behavior, alcohol overuse, and long-term memory development. The other
key structure, the hippocampus, plays key roles in long-term memory and
spatial navigation. Although the amygdala may house the primary
emotional responses to stress or trauma, it requires integration of
the stress or trauma experience by the hippocampus to truly recall, be
able to process, and clearly remember the specifics of the exposure.
Otherwise, you may recall how you felt during your periods of stress
(anxious, uneasy, palpitations, short of breath) without actually be
able to objectively recall the specific events that initially made you
feel that way.
This disconnect between how you feel about an event, what
you remember about that event, and what you think may be causing those
feelings is a common factor limiting recovery. Injury to or disease of
the hippocampus, such as with PTSD or Alzheimer’s disease, results in
memory problems and disorientation as the fi rst symptoms...
The original or paleocortex (also part of your white matter brain or
connecting wires) joins all elements of the body, from the nerves
receptors of the skin, joints, and the internal organs to the action
nerves of the muscles and heart, to the higher centers of the brain,
including the limbic system and neocortex. In addition to providing the
pathway for all of this sensory data to be transmitted to the higher
brain, signals from the brainstem are essential to maintaining the
minute-to-minute life functions of the body...
All our emotions stimulate us. They stimulate us to think and
act in certain ways. It’s all part of the way our bodies and brains
work. The emotions that we had as infants and children actually
determined the way our brains are initially wired. These also determine
how our brains are wired now. They determine what we like and don’t
like, how hard we work or don’t work, and how we relate to others. We
don’t always have to do what they say, but they prod us never the
less...Emotions are chemicals and impulses” and that they are tied up
with our thoughts."
Conventional MD Insights
9/10/2020 - Military medical malpractice
Secular MD - 2nd opinion
http://secondopinion-tv.org/episodes - Sometimes writing can help
those who use avoidance to grapple with issues,
because asking for help may mean not being manly
(competent – esp
in military situations) or mature (for women)
per PTSD veteran
Giglio, Louie - A Song in the Night -
Joan Hunter – Freedom Beyond Comprehension Part 1
4/24/13 + Joan Hunter
– Freedom Beyond Comprehension Part
Remove Label of PTS in Jesus' name.
Healing the Whole Man - NEW with Joan Hunter - Part 1 6/30/15 +
Healing the Heart NEW - with Joan Hunter - Part 2
7/1/2015 healing the broken heart
James B. in Enjoying Everyday Life magazine 7/05
healing from reading The Root of Rejection, Battlefield of the
Mind and Life Without Strife.
- Radio Show 1733 1/31/2011-2/4/2011 - Trauma - PTS
- Nightmares - “When the hidden roots of disease are discovered
and removed, the disease must leave.” Discusses trauma in the womb. One
can pray, “Deliver us from the evil one.” Physical trauma can affect
not only the body, but also the soul (mind/emotions). Jesus can walk
back into time (since in heaven/eternity there is no time) and heal both
memories and bodies. - England -
Jesus deputizes us to act in His power and authority NOW. Salvation (of
one’s human spirit) does NOT address root issues of broken
personality/character/mind/soul NOR root issues of incurable body. -
The Freedom Series - 6 CDs – L L Ministries -
Unholy Soul Ties - curses - premarital/emotional chords/access
to/joining-with another’s spirit/mind/body and with demons/evil spirits
– Thursday’s program – Infertility cured when soul tie severed.
Scoliosis and fear cured by forgiveness.
Kidney’s cured by forgiveness and thanks, plus praying in tongues for 20
Body could NOT receive healing until inner healing took place.
God’s love exposes root issues that need to be healed/exterminated.
Friday’s program ends with prayer.
Ellel 365: Personal
Transformation - One day at a time. Building the Kingdom - One Life
at a Time - Character defects Satin will use to undermine your
Hormann, Dr Aiko -
"This is what the Lord told me that He would do. Only He can do it. So
as long as a person has the memories of the trauma, then you can
say to them to just (during the prayer ministry only) focus on that
feeling of that trauma like fear, or anger, anxiety, and or when
somebody put them down and they had a reaction. As long as you activate
the neuropathway of that particular incident of the trauma, then while
its connected, you (during ministry) do the (hand)clapping and say (in
"I command the power of this event and memories of
and neuropathway to be
'cut off' (clap)."
Then say immediately, (in Jesus' name)
"this will be
replaced by brand new
neuro-pathways of peace, love, safety and acceptance."
This is the supernatural way of eliminating PTSD (Post
Traumatic Streee Disorder), especially in people with real life
threatening experiences and that's deeply-deeply embedded, even like
satanic ritual abuse" (SRA).
Regarding nightmares, "What
the Lord told me to do was as I have said: I
ministered to her in the
supernatural. When she was thinking about it and the visual images,
that's when (where) the neurological connections have been made for
those particular (traumatic) memories.
I said, (in Jesus' name) 'I cancel (Clap) and nullify
(Clap) the power of
these memories of the event and
the neurological connection be cut off,
and now (I loose from heaven's storehouses, in Jesus' name) new
pathways of peace, love and safety."
Safety is very important. She felt unsafe in her environment."
Long, Barbara -
PTSD part 5: Emotional Trauma’s Impact on the Brain 6/18/2012 @
"The hippocampus is responsible for memory and experience assimilation.
Additionally it acts as a gatekeeper for new events; deciding if they
are safe, something to be concerned about or even dangerous. Basically,
this is how it works: the 5 senses perceive an event. When the
hippocampus gets word of what is going on it must decide several things.
1st it decides if an immediate response is needed (such as fight or
flight), or if the event is a stressor at all, or maybe even if the
event is a humdrum event. Basically it puts events in an index file in
the brain. So when there has been ongoing or unresolved trauma the
hippocampus doesn’t sort as well. It will take situations with any
similarity to the original traumatic incident and label them dangerous,
which in turn increases cortisol production, which further
damages the hippocampus’ ability to process events appropriately. This
is why survivors of traumatic events have a startle reflex.
The amygdala controls emotional
regulation and in individuals with PTSD it
responds to fear rather like Pavlov’s dogs responded to
the sound of a bell. Where there has been repeated or
unresolved trauma the amygdala goes into overdrive
producing strong emotions even in reaction to minor
events. In PTSD the amygdala can actually be enlarged
physically, like a muscle that is used constantly.
The reticular formation is located on the brain stem and
has several functions: it maintains general wakefulness,
handles habituation (decides what to tune out), keeps us
in line with what we consider normal, and pushes out
thinking that is outside our belief system. It impacts
what we believe about what we can be and what we deserve
in life. During traumatic events the reticular
formation is opened and neural pathways are
formed in ways that causes us (contributes) to
believe that bad will always come. One of the reasons
that straight cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is
insufficient for trauma is because the reticular
formation remains closed. Lessons learned in CBT are
remembered in the intellect but are not able to impact
our emotional beliefs.
So, basically (and believe me, this is REALLY basic)
these 3 parts of the brain keep us stuck in trauma &
impact our lives in negative ways.
1. The hippocampus shrinks and does a poor job
filing memories away into appropriate areas of the
brain. It may wrongly alert the body that a critical
stress situation is currently happening, or conversely
it may look at a potential critical stress situation and
miss all the warning signs thus not warning the body to
2. The amygdala enlarges and over reacts to fear,
anxiety, and other uncomfortable emotions.
3. The reticular formation keeps us in the same
thinking patterns and belief systems we learn from
Long, Barbara -
PTSD Part 3: Staying Present When Your Past Invades Today 6/4/2012
"Trust me; you are not going crazy. Everyone feels that way. Who
wouldn’t when their past comes rushing into their present on a regular
basis, when emotions are constantly raw, a sense of self and even
personal history (it the traumatic event was from a younger age) is
suddenly confusing. You are NOT going crazy. These feelings will
NOT last forever...
Ever see someone after a traumatic
event rocking back and forth? It is an instinctive self-soothing
If you watch web-streams of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem you will see
people doing this while praying.
Give it a try and see if it helps
Some people find that deep belly breathing helps them calm down. Inhale
slowly through your nose, and exhale slowly through your mouth. Use your
diaphragm. Feel your belly pull in when you inhale and go out when you
Pay attention to how it feels...
Maintain a list of soothing and relaxing activities such as walking,
playing with your pets, gardening, etc...
Part of PTSD are the old tapes that play in the mind. Old
messages and lies learned from the past experiences. Meditate on the
truth. What does the Bible say? Dwell on the truth. Be careful that you
don’t allow yourself to dwell on the negatives. Too often when dealing
with PTSD people will focus on the judgment of God. If you are
His you have passed out of judgment into mercy (1 Peter 2:9-10). Find
one of those lists of scripture of who you are in Christ. Keep that to
meditate on. Truth be known, we are better able to recall things we
learn during times of trauma. That is part of why those old messages are
so strong in your mind. Turn that to your advantage by memorizing truth
when anxiety takes hold of you."
(Long recommends:) Aiko Hormann's Tools of the Spirit -
Christian counseling for Veterans with PTSD in Boston, Massachusetts area.
Leave info & contact info on answering machine at 1-781-449-1415.
Expect a lapse in response as this service is available only part time
when providers are between out of town assignments. While waiting for a
response, ask the Holy Spirit in Jesus' name to be your counselor &
sustainer. (Note: Majority of "Judeo-Christian" counselors follow
secular guidelines. Few pray for/with patients/clients or invite
Holy Spirit to be part of the medical team.)
The Potter's House Counseling Center -
Counseling Services , Dallas, Texas, USA -
(aconite, monk's hood, European monkshood, tiger's bane, dog's bane.)
"This popular garden (beautiful blue) plant is one of the most
poisonous plants in the garden...Ingestion (by pets or people) of
even a small amount (flower/leaf/root) results in severe
gastrointestinal upset but it is the effect on the heart, where it
causes slowing of the heart rate, which is often the cause of
death. The poison may be administered by absorption through
broken skin or open wounds and there are reports of florists
being unwell after working with the flowers, but there are no