Natural Remedies for Essential Tremor

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A condition with symptoms similar to that of Parkinson’s, essential tremor is actually a separate neurological disorder characterized by the rhythmic shaking of the affected body part. While the condition can affect nearly any body part, it most often causes shaking in the hands that make even simple tasks difficult to perform. Nonetheless, several natural remedies have been identified that are effective for treating the condition.

What is Essential Tremor?

A neurological condition, essential tremor manifests as an uncontrollable trembling or shaking. Symptoms typically begin gradually and worsen with movement. The condition often affects the hands first but can move to the head, voice, arms and legs. While the cause it thought to be genetic, it appears from Earth Clinic reader feedback that nutritional deficiencies, gluten sensitivity, and artificial sweeteners can also cause essential tremor.

Natural Remedies for Essential Tremor

Magnesium

Magnesium is the most popular remedy for essential tremor at Earth Clinic. Several readers have found that taking a magnesium supplement solved their tremor problem.

Avoid Aspartame

Aspartame is a neurotoxin. Unfortunately, this and other artificial sweeteners are common in foods and drinks. Diet sodas, "light" yogurts and ice cream, and a host of other processed foods and even vitamin supplements contain aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. Removing these from the diet has completely solved the tremor problem for some of our readers! MSG is another neurotoxin that should be completely avoided.

Go Gluten-Free

While not easy, it is becoming more doable to go gluten-free. And if removing gluten from the diet cures your essential tremor, you will be glad for the effort. This has cured tremor problems in some Earth Clinic readers!

Important Supplements for Essential Tremor

  • Vitamin C
  • Iodine
  • B-Complex
  • GABA

Additional Remedies for Essential Tremor

Fava Beans

Fava beans are a healthy protein rich with a variety of nutritional elements. The beans contain high concentrations of thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and magnesium. These nutrients function to support effective neurological processing, which in turn limit shaking associated with the condition.

Mucuna Pruriens

Mucuna pruriens or cowhage functions in much the same was as fava beans. Cowhage contains a potent amount of nutrients that supports general health and treats a variety of conditions. This supplement also contains levodopa, a chemical dopamine in the brain that regulates the nervous system and helps treat the condition.

Lecithin

An essential nutrient, lecithin is a fat found in the cells of the body. Once in the cells, lecithin is converted into acetylcholine, a substance that transmits nerve impulses. As such, a daily supplement of lecithin can help improve nerve function and limit the side effects and symptoms of essential tremor.

Essential tremor is a condition that can make even the simplest of everyday tasks difficult. However, natural treatments support effective neurological function and limit the prevalence of the condition. Read on to see what remedies our readers have found helpful. Do you have a natural remedy for essential tremor? Please send us some feedback!

Additional Pages of Interest:

Side Effects of Aspartame

Shaky Hands


Acupuncture

Posted by Jean (Wheeling, IL) on 03/19/2020
4 out of 5 stars

Acupuncture has helped tremendously. It's not totally gone but I can eat soup with a spoon again.


Posted by Jean (Wheeling, IL) on 03/08/2020
4 out of 5 stars

I have essential tremor that affected my jaw and hands. I was gritting my teeth in my sleep because of it, causing pain in the jaw joints. I have been doing acupuncture and my jaw is back to normal and the hands are greatly improved. I can eat soup with a spoon again. It's not totally gone but I can live with this


Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Cathy (Biloxi, Ms) on 02/14/2014 1 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar (1tbsp) in a glass of Orange Juice (with pulp) each morning for past five days has slowed my Essential Head Tremors about 70%. In addition, I have more energy and I have noticed my long hair hasn't fallen out in the shower (something that always happens). I discovered this remedy by accident. My intial purpose for taking the concoction was to slow my menstral cycle (which it has done successfully in the past). Please note that I am 43, college educated, and a breast cancer survivor (chemo and radiation was unnecessary due to diagnosis of dcis). I was afflicted with essential tremors a year prior to the brca diagnosis. I have been taking Inderal for tremors from the beginning with moderate results. But recently, my tremors have been so bad I have considered the possible need of a neuro exam...that was five days ago.

From personal experience, I highly recommend ACV with OJ for tremors, hair loss, energy, and heavy menstruation.

Replied by Lise
Fredericton
12/08/2016

Does acv alone would provide the same benefit? Does it have to be in OJ?

Replied by Carol
Grants Pass, Oregon
07/13/2017

I am 74 have had ETs for about 5 or 6 yrs now. Started in my hand then left and went to my head. Wasn't too bad to start but has gotten worse over time. Had a MRI of my brain when this first started Dr said it was ETs nothing else wrong. I think my mom may have had this too but not absolutely sure. Have taken Tremadone for about 3 years but not regularly 2 per day and not every day, so can't give a response for it's benefits but will try to take as told and stay away from coffee and other caffeine which really makes it worse

Replied by Christine
Sicamous, Bc
08/15/2020
4 posts
1 out of 5 stars

I am 66 yrs old, have been taking at least 1 Tbsp/d of ACV with lemon, honey and baking soda in a ginger powder tea for decades. I believe that ACV is highly beneficial for many conditions but I don't believe that it has had an impact on my ET. I continue to ingest the suggested supplements and foods, avoiding those that are listed as not recommended, yet the ET continue to progress. I do believe that a combination of all/many are helpful but cannot claim that any one is better. For the last 3 yrs, I have taken increasing dosages of CBD oil, which I must admit has had a significant improvement to a general sense of calmness and wellbeing with regards to ET.


Avoid Poultry

Posted by Jessica (USA) on 06/10/2020
5 out of 5 stars

A naturally occurring chemical called harmane is associated with essential tremor. It is present in meat, but is in very high concentrations in chicken (and I assume other poultry). The theory is that people who develop essential tremor cannot clear harmane as well as those who don't. Anyway, it stands to reason that it might be best to avoid chicken and poultry if essential tremor is an issue for you or runs in your family. https://www.medscape.com/answers/1150290-61693/what-is-the-role-of-harmane-a-heterocyclic-amine-hca-in-the-etiology-of-essential-tremor

Replied by Nevin
Atlanta
06/10/2020
5 out of 5 stars

This is very interesting because I've had an essential tremor for a long time and according to Eat Right For Your Type (blood type) I should not eat any poultry. I had a bioenergetic assessment done that indicated I should have no poultry. I had a Chinese body type assessment done and AGAIN it indicated that I should not have poultry. Thank you Jessica!

Jessica
USA
06/11/2020

Hi Nevin, Isn't that something? Seems they were on to something. I'm glad to help! Good luck with your tremors. I believe you can have some control about slowing the progress or even stopping it...MAYBE even hope for some reversal/healing when the toxic load is lessened :)


Boiled Fava Beans

Posted by Sue (LA, CA) on 03/16/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Essential Tremors: You have nothing listed under Tremors. I am hoping your readers know of an answer. I achieved reduction in the tremors, but not elimination, via one cup of boiled fava beans per day, and now am taking Micuna Pruriens (from an Ayurvedic medicine store in Los Angeles) which has similar properties.

With the beans, boil the dried beans in a very large amount of water for at least an hour until they are a texture you like. You can store a large quantity in the refrig for convenience.


Co-Enzyme NADH

Posted by Nick (NZ) on 06/01/2019
5 out of 5 stars

About eight years ago, my sister and husband noticed a slight head tremor, especially when I bent my head to read my mobile phone. My doctor did a couple of checks then said there was nothing he could do for it. So I went to my naturopath and after some months of magnesium and vitamin B the tremor slowly decreased then stopped. It came back a few years ago and I consulted a different naturopath who put me onto NADH which is a Co-Enzyme, antioxidant form of vitamin B3. The tremor stopped after several months taking one tablet a day. I use ENADA, NADH from iherb. I stopped it several months ago and the tremor started coming back so I started it and it stopped straight away. I will be on it for life. It's wonderful to have found a natural supplement that has stopped tremors when the doctor said there was nothing he could do so I wanted to share this and hope it helps someone else the same way it helped me.


Dietary Changes

Posted by Queb (California) on 12/08/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Had shaky hands and a slight voice tremor from essential tremor. Tried everything under the sun!

Gluten-Free... that did not help. High B2 doses, nope! Every vitamin combo you can name. No help.

As you all know this ailment is so frustrating and its a long road that just gets worse! I came across some research regarding brain using Ketones for energy through a ketogenic diet. A very low carb, high fat diet where your body/brain runs off fat. The brain runs much more efficient on fat. I've been on the ketogenic diet for 3 months and my tremors are down 90%!!!!!! I've been on earth clinic many times looking for the next advancement in tremor control. THIS IS IT!!!!!! DITCH THE CARBS!!!!! I CANT TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM TO RELAY SUCH POSITIVE NEWS!!!

Some days I do miss the chips, ice cream, sweets, but to be able to control my hands is so much better than a bag of potato chips. I'm not going to go into the details of the keto diet, but a simple google search will lead you to how to get started. I'll check back on here if you have any questions about my journey.

I went from having difficulty writing to having such steady hands! You would never know I had ET! MIND BLOWN!!!!! If you are looking for a solution, this is it guys. So Excited to share the news.

Replied by John
Arizona
12/09/2016

I have seen Ketogenic diets for individuals who have seizures, another neurological problem. Sounds like this diet can apply to those with other nero problems like tremor. Thx for posting your success. Amazing.

Replied by Demetri
Arizona
01/10/2017

How long did it take into the diet to notice any significant changes to your tremor? I have been on the Ketogenic diet for only 2 weeks so I don't expect a change so early but I'm curious to when I might see some change.

Replied by Roma
Minnesota
06/14/2017

My acupuncturist just recommended this diet to me this week. Thanks for sharing!

Replied by Arlene B
California
08/20/2017

Roma, have you had any reduction in tremors while using acupuncture? Anyone else try this?

Roma
Minnesota
11/25/2017

Arlene B., sorry for delayed response. I did not experience any reduction in tremors from acupuncture. However, it was very relaxing.

Replied by Lauren
Reno
09/02/2017

Thank you! I am well aware of the brain-gut relationship and have made huge strides in the direction of cleaning up my dietary act (gave up sugar and all processed flours and lost 60 pounds! ) but never thought about going the extra distance into Keto land for tremor health. It is SO annoying and embarrassing and has gone from "how do I ignore this?" To "how the heck do I get rid of this?"

Has anyone here tried CBD oil?

Christine
Sicamous, Bc, Canada
08/15/2020
4 posts

I am 66 yrs old, having been battling noticeable ET since I was 60ish and yes, I have tried CBD oil. I find it to be most effective, compared to several other supplements and foods or elimination of same. I will try the KETO diet as anything is worth trying to at least, decrease these so annoying Essential Tremors.

Replied by Ted M.
Lubbock, Tx
10/22/2017

!! WARNING!! Low Carb diets are known to help reduce weight, and according to this post, Tremors, BUT DO NOT USE THIS DIET IF YOU HAVE GOUT!!!

Replied by Dave
Lubbock
11/08/2017

I have bouts of gout and haven't noticed any worsening of gout from eating a strict keto diet.

Replied by Denise
California
11/25/2017

Is anyone still discussing on this thread? I am so desperate to talk with people who either experience some of the same issues, but are finding help through dietary, or home remedy. I just can't go with conventional medicine on the things I'm dealing with, especially these, two things:

Essential Tremor

Cervical Dystonia

oh, and not to forget the Acid Reflus/Silent Reflux (LPR) which is now almost 100% better just from leaving out some foods (at least I suspect that is why it's better, plus the fact I don't eat after 7pm.

I'm around if anyone wants to wants to talk, Denise

Replied by Diane
Bowling Green, Ky
03/19/2018

I have essential tremor as well. Have not had any luck with anything I have tried so far. I am on a ketogenic diet. While I love the other benefits of this diet, unfortunately, for me, no reduction in tremors. I do plan of trying essential oils next. I've read some encouraging things about them. Also, maybe the supplement skullcap if the EO's don't work. Fingers crossed on the oils, tho!

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/09/2018

Diane, I can't remember if I sent you a note before, I find it hard to understand the "layout" of this "forum".

I read somewhere here in the ET area about Theanine Serene w/Relora, and Acetyl L-Carnitine. I have several issues though so I have to make a diary on all I am trying now. These 2 things are the ones I got for ET, pretty sure. If you're still around, I'll keep you posted on how it goes. Denise

Replied by Be
Uk
04/14/2018

Hi DIane,

I have some sort of internal tremors going on for past 10 years, not diagnosed as it doesnt feel anything serious as none of the research added up to anything but stress related. A few weeks ago it felt like it was getting bad as became tiring and was going to go to doctor for tests however a consultation with my Ayurvedic practitoner advised me to take a tsp of scullcap 2x a day. I have been taking it for 4 days now and symptoms go when I take it. Still looking at other things. Also reflux is due to low Acid in stomach ( not high) - there is not enough acid in stomach to keep flaps closed - Avogel have a product to help that though there are remedies on this site too. Re distonia I would be tempted to try CDB oil.

I hope that helps.

Replied by Megan G.
Colorado
10/16/2018

Hi Diane,

I am wondering if you ever tried essential oils for your tremors? I use essential oils for everything under the sun and I am curious if you have found any relief? I am researching and looking into it for myself as well as my husband and father (Parkinson's). I have noticed a difference in mine a bit since I started drinking Ningxia Red everyday. I am willing to try any natural remedies and would prefer to stay away from medications. Thanks for any info you have!

Replied by Sara
The Beaches
08/15/2020

Some people I know have had success with botox treatment for it. I don't know a lot about it but should not be too hard to enquire with your Dr.


Eliminate Aspartame

Posted by Leigh (Danville, Va) on 01/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Benign essential tremors for me too.... For the past 3 years. Sadly, I'm a violinist and vn teacher, so this was the end of my world. I have been on topomirate (25mg) at night; primidone (50Mg)daily; plus many supplements. But recently I have noticed my tremors are almost gone since completely deleting aspartame (Diet Mt. Dews) from my diet. GET THE ASPARTAME in ALL FORMS OUT OF YOUR DIET!!!!

Replied by Richard
Austin, Tx
07/20/2013

Great point. Cutting out soda all together is not a bad idea, either. I have noted that my energy level and my tremors are reduced (but not eliminated) since I have been drinking 3 glasses a day of organic apple cider; organic lemon juice; and honey. It's amazing.


ET Research Discoveries

Posted by Leo (Las Vegas, NV) on 10/16/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I am researching Essential Tremors (ET) and appreciate all the helpful information by posters here.

Here are two discoveries.

Researchers found postmortem exam of ET people discovered "abnormal connections among the neurons in their cerebellum" and ..... "over active brain neurons that tend to generate overactive brain waves, or too much electrical activity." ET is different than Parkinson's.

“We found loss of the brain protein GluRδ2, which is only expressed in human cerebellum, ” Kuo said. “That causes overgrowth of the cerebellar fibers, which leads to too much crosstalk and oscillations of cerebellar neurons. These neuronal oscillations cause tremors.”

Research is continuing.

https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/new-study-says-essential-tremor-is-caused-by-overactive-brain-waves.

Also Dr Helga Clark discovered that tremors are caused by on-going poisoning. She said she had much by having the person meticulously look for chemical ingestion such as new carpet and furniture odors, chemicals in foods, household cleaners and detergents and more.

Refer her book: Cure for All Diseases, 1995 edition, page 312, Chapter titled: Tremor

New Century Press. Also, Dr Clark.com and Dr Clark. net

Currently looking at everything carefully, and making some changes. I had an analysis of body chemistry that showed high mercury and low magnesium and protein.

Leo


Gaba

Posted by Elsie (Madison, Wisconsin, Usa) on 09/06/2010
0 out of 5 stars

Hi, I tried GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) in capsule and powder form. Don't know why, but when I tried either, a lumpy, squishy feeling occured in my lower esophagus. Worried about this, I stopped taking it--it didn't seem to help my essential tremor, though possibly because I did not stay on it long enough. That lecithin, is it from soy? I avoid soy as much as possible. (I'm 74).


General Feedback

Posted by Daniellejudith (Edinburgh, In) on 02/10/2010

has anyone tried the ebook for essential tremors? my mother has tremors. i gave her a list to take to her dr this morning with some of the comments made on what can help with the tremors. she is diabetic also. she was taking propopanolol (spelling?) it was working but isn't now (i am assuming it's because she was taking it for a long time; a few years.) her dr increased her to 3xday(sorry don't know dosage.)i don't think that is a good ideal, but i'm no dr:-)

Replied by Nana Monster
Jamesville, New York, Usa
05/07/2013

My GP wanted me on Proponal 3x a day. It lowers your heart rate and I already have low heart rate. I didn't take it as I didn't want to end up dead. Today I went to a neuro and he wants me on another med which has some serious side effects. I want to stay herbal to which he poo poo'd me. I am chemical intolerant and he still gave me stuff without diagnosis.

Jim
Stockton, Ca
02/17/2016

A person near and dear to me drinks about 4 Diet Cokes (with aspartame) per day. She says she has "essential tremors" as did her mother. Her mother never drank Diet Coke and died at 76 of complications supposedly from Lupus. Maybe just get off the Diet Soda, and the body can heal itself.

Her tremors are so bad that she can no longer write legibly, and she says that they are beginning to affect her driving. Start with the easiest solution, I say, STOP THE DIET COKE. She, like Michael J. Fox, is addicted to the diet soda.

Replied by Gary
Wa, US
09/07/2014

We have a friend who we were surprised had what she called intentional tremors. She's probably in or near her 70's. I've been looking on the Internet and came across a product that apparently is working well for some people. It's called Tremadone. You might do an Internet search on this natural remedies product. Won't hurt to check it out. It's manufactured in the U.S. in California. Hope this helps.

Replied by Jill
Iowa
12/11/2015

I started using tremadone 2 months ago. I have ET in my head. They get so bad I had to sit or lay down to keep my head still. I tried propanolol, topamax, primadone, inderol, all without success and horrible side effects. The dr started me on botox shots in the neck every 3 months. 4000.00 a pop, could not afford it even after insurance. Tremadone has taken the tremors away apporoximately 95%. I only take one at night. unbelievable. Reading all your posts, I am going to try the gluten free route. Good luck.

Replied by Christine
British Columbia
04/03/2016

Hello!

I used Tremadone for 6 months, as well, abided by their suggested diet, all to no avail. I believe that I gave it a fair chance to make a difference. When you take a look at the ingredients, there really is no sufficient dosage to make any effect.

I too have tried Propranolol, after which I experience increasing fatigue. So much so that the fatigue created a much lesser quality of life than the tremors do.

Currently, I am trying Theanine Serene with Relora and Magtein, both from Source Naturals. After only 2 days, I have regained my energy and feel a good calmness. Hopefully, the tremors will decrease. So far, I do see a slight improvement while writing in the evening after a full day's work.

Good luck to us all with this challenging neuro movement disorder!

Many, many thanks for this wonderful website!

Replied by Clickrs
Warminster
07/06/2016

Hi, I am just ordered from Source Naturals, just wondering do you take the Theanine in the morning or evening and how many? Thanks.

Replied by Mar
Australia
11/19/2016

I can't get Tramadon to be sent to australia. Any suggestions please?

Replied by Clickrs
Warminster
05/11/2017

Unfortunately, Theanine Serene with Relora and Magtein have not helped with my head tremors. I have been taking them since August 2016. So I am going to try the high doses of Riboflavin/B2. Hope that helps, my doctor keeps pushing inderol, but when I did use that many years ago after 6 months I had to increase it so decided to find a natural way. Wish me luck I am also looking at CBD Oils, will try the Riboflavin 1st.

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Usa
05/11/2017

You might like John Bergman you tube videos on neck alignment that can cause tremors if it is pinching off the nerve supply. Love the guy.... learned so much!

Replied by Cindy
Pennsylvania
05/20/2017

Thanks. I will look into it.

Replied by Christine
Sicamous, Bc
05/24/2017
4 posts

Tremadone did not work for me at all. I tried it for 6 months.

Replied by Christine
British Columbia
03/15/2018
4 posts

I continue to use Theanine Serene 2/day, one with breakfast and one at supper.

The Theanine Serene with Relora, along with Magtein and additional Magnesium absolutely helps with tremors.

I am also taking CBD oil and will be taking Ashwaganda, as well.

I feel that you need to take a combination of calming supplements and adhere to a healthy diet. I will actually steer towards a more keto diet to see it it makes any difference. Definitely, if I ever ingest refined carbs, I do see increased tremors. Diet does make a huge difference.

Not one supplement alone will do the trick. I am seeing that a combination of calming and neuro effective supplements are needed.

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/14/2018

hello christine,

Sometimes I'll read a post, then not be able to find it again. I just found yours that gave me hope as well as other's I've found;) I am just getting ready, literally, to submit my order for Magtein, and Magnesium Phosphate, or as it is called in a homeopathic by hyland, Magnesium Phophorica (spelling?). Feedback from you, or anyone else for that matter, very welcome. The Magtein I find I can actually afford is NOW brand.

KT
Usa
10/15/2018

Denise,

Go to the top of the page and click "My Account" then select "My Feedback" and everything you have posted will come up. To follow posts, click the "eye" on the bottom right.

KT

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/15/2018

Hi Kt, thank you so much! I've been researching which Magnesium is best for me, and found this info below. I want to get this one, and wondering about the dosage. Would it be different than the amount you suggested in the a.m. before food I wonder. Thank you again Kt, good to see you. I am taking all my sups, no shakies, so I think maybe it was caused by caffeine in my coffee. I am drinking it very diluted now. I know I need to just get off the darn stuff and will, I'm sure I will:)

Magnesium taurate -- Magnesium taurate is the best choice of magnesium supplement for people with cardiovascular issues, since it is known to prevent arrhythmias and guard the heart from damage caused by heart attacks. Magnesium taurate is easily absorbed (magnesium and taurine stabilize cell membranes together), and it contains no laxative properties.

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/15/2018

Also Kt, I have the almanac "sample" only, haven't gotten the Kindle edition yet. Wanted to make sure I get the one you recommended. This one is by Lavon J. Dunne and it says it's the 5th edition?

KT
Usa
10/16/2018

Denise,

I have the Nutrition Almanac paperback manuals. I guess you are looking online??

That fifth edition you found should be fine. Lavon J. Dunne is only shown on my third edition but John D. Kirschmann, Director of Nutrition Search, Inc. is shown on the ones I have so you are in the right ballpark!

KT

KT
Usa
10/16/2018

I think we are communicating on two different threads?? I am trying to reply to the one you mentioned another magnesium supplement. Reading the description, it sounds like a good one but you need to pay close attention to the other ingredients in it. I don't know anything about it and everyone is able to tolerate different combinations more than others.

Capsules are a real problem for me. In the manufacture of a capsule whether gelatin or vegetable, a manufactured glutamic acid (MSG) is created. It is a nerve stimulant. By a piecemeal process of elimination I learned I am sensitive to the toxic effects of a capsule. For example when I ingest a Bromelain capsule I will experience prolapse but I don't have a problem with prolapse if I open the capsule and pour the contents in some food like applesauce. Ligaments hold organs in place. Hidden sources of MSG stimulate some nerve cells to death. The body is always trying to regenerate itself but there will come a time too much has been destroyed and will not be able to. The same thing happens to me IF I ingest the capsules for serrapeptase. I know it is the capsule. Like I know pepper will make me sneeze.

For well over two decades I've learned I am fine-tuned into some "inactive" ingredients that can cause me problems. Any combination can be harmful. I believe the people who went to the food industry to have them test their own products more than my PCP and the administration who is supposed to protect us.

KT

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/16/2018

it's hard to find posts for me, but I'm getting the hang of it. My Mag. info is 2 or 3 posts up on the page I'm on (which was the link in my email for your last post to me).

Ok, on the book, it's on it's way, very good price, and the Mag. I'll just have to try. I am having bad shakes this a.m. but taking my "sups" the way it says to. I have not been taking my Mag citrate but started it again this a.m. Only 100mg though. I don't know that it will help. I want to be able to try more like you had mentioned the 500mg but a bit scared to try that with the citrate so will wait for my taurate to arrive.

KT
Usa
10/17/2018

I would suggest you start low to see how you tolerate it.

KT

KT
Usa
10/17/2018

Denise,

In my opinion you really need to stop ingesting the capsules.

KT

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/18/2018

I don't know how to take them another way Kt? I'm interested in finding out though? Also, I am having terrible nights, well, exaggerate on "terrible" but I'm waking up frequently and wondering if I'm even getting into full REM sleep now. I also am having weird, and sometimes nightmare ish dreams. Any advice on that? I am taking just the Serene (Theanine with Relora) Acetyl L Carnitine, and Magtein at night, nothing else.

My dinner was salmon, and roasted vegies. I did a tsp of Coconut oil with an English Muffin lastnight too. I did have Ginger tea (home-made) but before dinner around 3 pm. My book hasn't arrived yet from ebay, and they say between the 18 and like a week later (can't remember the date offhand). Thanks for your replies Kt, it's good not to feel alone in this.

KT
Usa
10/19/2018

Denise,

For your reply to me on the 18th:

I agree with Art, if something is working for you keep doing what you're doing except taking the mag citrate. The magnesium that you ordered, is it 500 mg. capsule or tablet?

I only took 500 mg. tablet just before meals until my neck healed.

Make sure your hands are very dry. You can twist capsules to open them and pour contents in some water to dissolve or bite gel caps to remove contents then spit the capsule out. You can cut tablets in half. Now I have mag oxide powder I dissolve 1/4 rounded tsp. in no more than 1/2 C orange juice or water before breakfast then sometimes a 250 mg. tab before a meal.

Before I eat anything that contains oxalates I try to take more magnesium before I eat. You can Google a list of foods that contain oxalates.

I am not troubled with tremors but I will get arthritis pain, kidney stones or gallstones if I don't get adequate fat and magnesium. You really have to experiment. My concern for you was stopping the tremors first that I believe has been proven to be a magnesium deficiency. Then learning to adjust with making food your medicine.

KT

Replied by Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/04/2018

I have dealt with the tremors since 1988 when they really started effecting my head, but had started in my hands. My head shakes so bad now that I sometimes have a hard time brushing my teeth, eating, and I cannot put on any eye-makeup (vanity I know). Also, I notice it gets worse when I pull up next to another car and I think people are looking so I shake all the worse.

My hands are pretty bad as I cant write well at all, and when typing, or carrying a drink I sometimes start shaking just uncontrollably so I have to set the drink down. With tea or hot coffee this is no fun Im sure some of you know. I wont go on about it, but I am grateful to see all the info I can gather from others who suffer from this sometimes debilitating nerve disorder. Im assuming that is what mine is anyway.

So no meds for anything, I am 65, eat a nutritionally as possible, drink lots of water, take atleast a 2 mile walk 3 or 4 times a week, and do free-weights for strength training. None of which has helped my tremor so I am thinking deficiency.

So my plan of action to start (because now, after reading here, Ive decided I dont just have to accept this condition without trying something natural) with, will be from a post I read here. I ordered the supplements which one contains Acetyl L-Carnitine, and the other I ordered is a combination of Gaba, theanine serene, relora, and L-theanine.

It sure isnt going to hurt to try these things that are working for a few other people on this thread. I have a clean enough system that I will know if something isnt good for me, so I will take baby-steps and see how it goes. This thread is so big that I just plan to keep reading and especially want to understand more about a gluten free diet. I thought that was only for folks with celiac disease but if its helping others, than it would be worth trying as well.

Enough for now, and I am just grateful for all the folks that get on here and share because you all have given me some hope that I may not have to just live with this. Thank you all, Denise

PS I will be back after I have gotten my order on the 8th of this month, and started my supplements:)

Replied by KT
Usa
10/05/2018

The Nutrition Almanac declares a mineral deficiency often results in illness.

Try taking 500 mg. magnesium on an empty stomach first thing in the morning at least 15 min. before you eat breakfast and then with your meals, making sure you get complete protein with each meal. Amino acids are found naturally along the intestinal wall and act as receptors for minerals. Minerals have to bind with amino acids for absorption. (Nutrition Almanac)

Our entire food supply has been tainted for decades and I believe that could be contributing to the tremors. Hidden sources of MSG are nerve stimulants. There are voluminous hidden sources of MSG in our food supply. I noticed a post to avoid aspartame. Aspartame and MSG have a similar chemical make up. CBN has done several news briefs on both.

Magnesium and vit. C are reported to offer some protection against nerve stimulants in our food. Ginger is calming for me and fights cancer.

I haven't had physical tremors but have had over stimulating brain activity due to stimulants in our food compounded by traumatic brain injuries and used to have a spit-fire temper. I also had IBS, degenerative disc disease and arthritis diagnosed. Magnesium, vit. C and ginger have been tremendous help for me in addition to avoiding the above mentioned.

I had to change my diet piecemeal, by the process of elimination for over two decades to start healing. I am now 70 and only have trouble with adhesions from multiple surgeries years ago and a severed lining to my G.I. tract. My PCP said that will never heal and his nurse said as long as I can evacuate I should be okay.

If I don't get enough magnesium first in the morning I will have arthritis aches, which is really inflammation from nerve stimulants...could have been from something I ate the day before. Turmeric and ginger reduce inflammation and are both reported to fight cancer.

There is no one-size-fits-all but I hope some of this information will help you. It's taken me a long time to learn how our food supply is making us sick but I have also learned how it can be used to help us get well.

KT

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/09/2018

Ok, Kt, I read all of your post, thank you so much. I am a little confused about what type of Magnesium is best so I have Magnesium Citrate and I am just taking 100mg a day right not, no diarrhea issues but I realize that must be a pretty low dosage. I am 5'2" and and 136 lbs, 65 years old and exercise (walking) at least 3 times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. Lot's of water, and watch my foods and that really started about 10 years ago.

I have acid reflux so that really started me eliminating foods, and I have the acid reflux under control. The "silent reflux" is also wayyy better but not completely gone.

Ok, so I missed one of the sups that a lady here on the thread mentions (soazburrolady) that has worked wonders for her husbands ET's. I thought I had everything but I need to also get Magnesium L-Threonine?? I need to research that though as it's another Magnesium. I am also getting Magnesium in the Theanine Serena, with Relora so I have to check these things out. For now, until I find out more from you and Art, or on my own "surfing" the web, I'll take these, as long as I don't have any adverse side effects;) Denise

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/13/2018

Morning Kt,

Something I am taking is giving me the "inside" jitters, tremor is better for the most part, but in the a.m. after I've taken my sups. I get jittery after about a half hour. I'm off the Mag Citrate, so I am not sure what's doing it. I am still doing my Blackstrap, 1/16 of a tsp of stevia in my coffee (which I haven't gotten jitters from any of the above before) and only 2, weak cups of coffee.

I didn't take my sups this a.m. just to see if the jitters are from the above though to be sure.

Any clues what I might be taking now that would give me jitters? Here's the list again:

  • Serene (source naturals, theanine w/relora) for tremor
  • alpha Lipoic Acid (for tinnitus)
  • blackstrap, 1 tsp (but try to get in at least 2 a day) spleen - never caused me any jitters before I started the above items
  • Acetyl L-carnitine (tremor)
  • B50
  • D3
  • vco
  • acv

Any idea on anything causing that jittery feeling? I haven't taken any sups this a.m. yet and not jitters.

Replied by Art
California
10/05/2018
682 posts

It should be noted that some people will not be able to take 500 mg of magnesium on an empty stomach without getting diarrhea. This may be even more of a problem with some forms of magnesium of which there are now easily more than fifteen different types. Two of the worst forms for diarrhea are magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide but other forms can cause diarrhea when taken at 500 mg on an empty stomach. I say this from experience in myself and others.

Art

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/09/2018

Hello Art,

I read a post from 2014 that Mag. Glycinate is best for not causing diarrhea? Also, right now I have added to my 100 mg a day of Mag. Citrate, the Magnesium that is in the Theanine Serene w/relora (and it is 300mg)?? It doesn't say what type of Mag. it is except it does say "as Magnesium Amino Acid complex". What do you think? I only started the latter today, just got it in the mail.

Thank you for all your help, but I know my body is only a testing ground for these things, but I am willing to try, with baby-steps, rather than take drugs right off the bat. Denise, Crescent City, CA

Replied by KT
Usa
10/06/2018

Art,

Yes, thanks for clearing that up!! I am lucky it doesn't do that for me although the mag citrate is what caused me to have frightening palpitations and to be diagnosed with PVC. It is also what is used for a colonoscopy prep. I posted what happened to me somewhere else here on EC awhile back. I think under the A Fib thread.

I am able to tolerate magnesium oxide well in powder form and tablet. I also eat complete protein with each meal as advised in the Nutrition Almanac.

Personally I feel complete protein can only be animal protein because B12 is only found naturally in animal protein. I could not survive without meat and eggs.

Kt

Denise
Calfornia
10/09/2018

Hey KT and Art,

I just saw these replies and I think you guys are talking to me!! This is great, and first off, I can take magnesium citrate, and usually just 100 mg in the a.m. I don't know if I could increase that without the "other" issue though. I can try going up slowly.

I've also gotten the Theanine Serene w/relora and Acetyl L-carnitine and taking that. I'm only taking 1 of each though (TSwR tells you 2 a day is the dosage). Baby steps here;) I have so many issues, I'm all over this site. But I just can't stomach (literally)the drugs doctors want me to take. Not without at least trying natural remedies.

I need to go back and re-read each of your posts more thoroughly now, but wanted to get this posted in hopes you are still getting alerts;) Denise

KT
Usa
10/10/2018

Hi Denise,

I have to apologize for my piecemeal posts. My concern for you was stopping the tremors first and because they have gone on so long it may not be a quick fix so the reason for the large dose suggestion on an empty stomach just before a meal. I eat meat and eggs. Diarrhea isn't a problem for me but I think that could be easily resolved by taking turmeric or eating a banana. The Nutrition Almanac reports amino acids are found naturally along the intestinal wall and act as receptors for the minerals. Magnesium has to bind with protein for absorption. I assume that must be why I did not have diarrhea.

I started taking a 500 mg. tab of magnesium before each meal years ago after I started to have so much trouble with my neck and the doctor I saw for my head traumas sent me to two neck surgeons after an MRI on my neck. That started me looking into nutrition.

I had a hysterectomy in the early nineties and was advised I needed to take more calcium for my bones. I started to eat a lot of spinach for the calcium. Previously I had multiple head & neck injuries that really never bothered me until I rammed my head into the door frames of our vehicles by using the step to get into them three different times because I'm short. After eating a lot of spinach I started to have grinding and "popping" in my neck that frightened me because I felt like my head was going to detach from my neck.

The NA explains calcium will not produce hard teeth & bones unless enough magnesium is taken. Too much calcium can contribute to kidney stones or gallstones without magnesium. I had a kidney stone so large it ripped one of my ureters.

Vitamin C is also important but getting C from orange juice has too many carbs. Too many carbs cause indigestion and that would take me into a whole different conversation. I saw a post by a doctor who went on a low carb diet just to lose weight and observed he no longer had indigestion. There is another post on EC about the summer my husband and I went on the free-range, organic meat and eggs and all the trouble we had. GMO's have infiltrated our food supply and cannot be avoided just due to wind and bird droppings.

I think it would be good for you to obtain a Nutrition Almanac. Everyone is different and you need to find what will work for you. I saw a report on the news that many are deficient in magnesium and getting it naturally is difficult so supplements are necessary.

There is so much more I'd like to share but with an ill husband my time is really limited and he does not like seeing me sit here so long. I can post this now because he was admitted yesterday to start his second infusion therapy.

I'll mention lemons are a good source of vit C and I just found an excellent report on lemon water and digestion but I am not sure about providing a link here, now. I think you can Google "benefits of lemon water" to get the report. I'll look into it after I submit this post and amend if necessary.

KT

Replied by KT
Usa
10/10/2018

Okay Denise...I am sorry I am so piecemeal. "Citrate" is processed from corn and corn has been genetically modified. Monsanto's patented gene had infiltrated corn around 1998. All produce has been affected and makes assimilation extremely difficult.

The video "Food, Inc." confirmed our food was being engineered to last longer so grass-fed, free range and organic are no longer healthier and are more expensive.

I questioned a free-range chicken farm about their eggs because I had horrible heartburn after eating just one large hard boiled egg. They also fed their chickens some specially blended grain from the Amish that contained GMO's. It wasn't the fault of the Amish. They thought they were doing what was right.

My husband and I had more ailments when we tried to convert one summer to the alleged healthier way of eating. We both had more weight gain (I try to stay under 100 lbs.), heartburn...indigestion...reflux (whatever you want to call it, it's from too many carbs in the diet), constipation, kidney pain and bladder leaks. I believe I have another post here on EC about that.

About water...too much water flushes out the water soluble vitamins. The Nutrition Almanac says minerals help maintain "the delicate water balance essential to the proper functioning of mental and physical processes. They keep blood and tissue fluids from becoming either too acid or too alkaline and permit other nutrients to pass into the bloodstream."

It is just my opinion that drinking too much water is as harmful as the "fat-free" era, during which a lot of gallbladders were removed. The gallbladder needs fat to contract. I have another post here on EC about that too.

KT

Replied by Art
California
10/10/2018
682 posts

Denise,

If the product you are taking is the one from Source Naturals, the ingredients seem like they should be very relaxing and good for ET. I believe that the magnesium l threonate (Mag-T / Magtein) will be additive. Most Mag-T products suggest that you take 3 or 4 capsules per day.

Myself, I take Mag-T and Magnesium Taurate along with mag oil applied topically for general health and specific heart and brain health.

One other that you can consider is high dose thiamine based on this:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29602891

They used intramuscular injections bi-weekly, but high oral daily dosing is likely to be effective also.

Here are two youtube videos associated with the study:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaIU3prQvg0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpmyDTOErEQ

Art

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/10/2018

Art,

Oh Lord, I thought you said addictive but yes, it is an additive that the lady that wrote about her husband getting rid of his tremors. She is soazburrolady;)

Ok, I will go ahead and get it as well. I am going to take the other dose of Serene tonight as I only took one yesterday, and none at night. I think that it is helping Art! I wont write much tonight, and I dont see the previous post I thought I submitted correctly. I had asked you about the Magtein being addictive, LOL!!

Anyway, sure appreciate all the info from you and Kt;) I will write more tomorrow. I want to tell you both about my doctor visit today. All I'll say now, as I am pooped out again, but a good pooped out from being busy running around living life today;) So what I want to say is, I am glad I am doing all I can to manage my own health, because I had told her I had a feeling of swelling in my spleen, or that area anyway, and she had forgotten about it completely.

I told her no worries because Im doing better. I felt like saying that I was doing better on my own than with the care I was being given here (or lack thereof). I'm really not bitter, I feel kind of blessed to be encouraged to do what I can for myself;) Denise

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/17/2018

Hey Art,

I doubt I can go the shots, not through my medical care (or lackthereof) but have you any info on Thiamine working (as you mention) as well? I'll do a google, etc., on it and see as I am just trying to find other things to be ready to try if over a month, 2, or 3 I don't see a good difference.

I read this today, and find it so interesting, and totally believeable. It makes sense because I know our bodies are no less than "amazingly created", imo;)

This should show a post by Cindy, let me know if it doesn't, anyone reading this;)

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/multiple_ailments6.html#tips_161481

Replied by Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/10/2018

Ok Kt and Art,

I am going to study your info as I need time to really read it, and read it well. Two things did stand out right away. I am interested in the Nutrition Almanac, very much so, and Art, I am wondering about the "addiction" you meant from the magtein? It is expensive, and when I saw the dose being 3 per day just like you said, I already decided I wasn't going to take the much right off the bat. Did you mean it would literally be addictive in a bad way, or a good way?

The Serene is making me just that, feel very relaxed and even felt my tremor was almost non existent when I got into bed last night. This a.m. I felt it was better than it had been in a long time, just slightly, but a noticeable difference, weird, but possible I guess;)

Again I'd like to answer both posts with deserving replies so I'll do that in the a.m. I think tomorrow;) Thank you both so much!! Denise

PS I am doing the Magnesium Citrate 100 mg, and the Magnesium in the Serene which I mention is 300. No issues at all with diahrea so far. I do eat meat and eggs, the best I can get;) Mostly fish and poultry though.

Replied by Bill
Philippines
10/10/2018

Hi Denise...Here's what Ted from Bangkok says about tremors:

"A head tremors sometimes is a Bell's Palsy caused by certain viruses, or perhaps demyelination. Certain oils seems to cause problems in which case granulated lecithin, vitamin B complex may help. Antibiotics and certain meds may have caused it. Also heavy metals also shorts out and caused it too. Changing water source such as bottled water may help, and taking some chlorella supplements, every two days, plus daily magnesium citrate 250-500 mg a day, plus daily alkalization until both urine and saliva pH is 7, usually helped. I had other cases of tremors before, so it was the alkalization, metal chelation, and magnesium really did help. Although the person was a child and had leg tremors, but it's still a type of neurodegenerative conditions bough on by acidosis, heavy metals, and lack of magnesium. Vitamin B50, some vitamin C helps. It should be noted that most supplements ideally is taken only 4 or 5 days out of a week, but the chlorella and chelation remedies require more spacing between days. A milder form may be just a small amount of cilantro and taken every two days also does the job too. In a child it was only a couple of leaves of cilantro, but in an adult dose, they may take larger doses as per weight basis.

Ted"

Source: https://ted.earthclinic.com/cures/essential-tremor.html

I would also agree with Art -- you should take higher dose thiamine (500 mgs once a day with a meal). I would also take B50 Complex once a day as well because the B vitamins always tend to work better synergistically as a group rather than on their own.

Replied by KT
Usa
10/11/2018

Denise,

I agree so much with the recommended B-Complex. The McGraw Hill NA by John D. Kirschmann and Nutrition Search, Inc. is available on Amazon. A local health food store might carry it. That's where I got my first one.

I want to mention I never had any heart problems until I took the mag citrate liquid prep for the colonoscopies. It was only then, while sedated, I was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.

Awhile later after I heard a board certified neurosurgeon recommend mag citrate because it was more readily absorbed, I bought some and started taking it. I even informed a neighbor about it and he started taking it. I did not give my previous diagnosis a second thought. I was more interested in protecting my body & brain against the toxic effects of hidden MSG.

Some time after taking the mag citrate the neighbor and I both had frightening heart palpitations. Sometimes my heart "rumbled" frantically on & off. My PCP ordered a stress test and I was diagnosed with PVC (premature ventricular contractions).

After I spoke with my friends who had done research on "inactive ingredients" I was advised about the "citrate" and "citric acid" probably being processed from corn because it was cheaper.

In the production of ingredients, including amino acids, a manufactured glutamic acid is often created and is a nerve stimulant. In combination with others it can stimulate some nerve cells to death. My friends personally know the neurosurgeon who has written a book about the "excitotoxins" in our food and are mentioned in his book because he used some of their information.

It took awhile to get the effects out of my system after I stopped taking it. Just wanted to advise you that my friend, with a PhD., and her husband did a lot of research and investigation on alleged inactive ingredients in our supplements and medications. I continue to take the mag oxide several times a day with no problems. I feel they saved my life and even my marriage!

I must have provided something unacceptable because another post to you has been removed.

I feel it's important to note, not everyone can tolerate the same ingredients and because you are having a spleen disturbance I'd be cautious about combinations of ingredients you are taking.

KT

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/11/2018

couldn't find my post to edit, but my mag citrate is naturalist brand. I didn't like the looks of the ingredients with the vegetable stearate I think it said, ttyl;) denise

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/11/2018

Ok, did take the time to at least read your post Kt, I want to look further at the Mag citrate now as I didn't mention yet I already have a pacemaker for a condition I was diagnosed with in 97. A 3rd degree AV node block so I have to pay attention to all the info I can get on this stuff. I feel a bit shakey this a.m. but no heart palps. It makes me want to stop the mag citrate though and will do that for now and see how things go. ttys, Denise

KT
Usa
10/12/2018

The friends I mentioned doing research on ingredients started the site, www.truthinlabeling.org. They provide a list of possible hidden sources of MSG. When you reheat food...why leftovers taste so much better...you are creating more manufactured glutamic acid that stimulates your taste buds to want more. Those of us who were in the consumer group, NOMSG, recognize a variety of symptoms from arthritis and asthma to heart palpitations or road rage that are MSG reactions but because everyone eats differently not everyone will react the same way. It is a nerve stimulant, period and is the preferred method of killing the dogs that are used for consumption in Asian countries. They die of respiratory arrest with convulsions. Information obtained from Matulungin Publishing, Philippines.

Replied by Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/11/2018

Ok, this will be short as I'm taking a gal-friend shopping today at 10;) but I did want to let you know I was reading your replies.

I have been on the B50 per another post I saw by Ted, he seems very knowledgable and want to try it as well. Just read another post yesterday about Riboflavin working for a guy that has Parkinsons. I don't think I've got that (B2) in my complex but I'll check. Cilantro I can do for sure, and haven't used much of that at all in the past, but will check it out as well. I'll give you the list of all I am taking. It's a lot of stuff, but I feel fine with no side effects like with the crud I was on for 2 weeks before I headed for EarthClinic;)

Started doing every one of these on 10/9/2018, but had used the Blackstrap and D3 a couple weeks earlier:

Blackstrap Mollases

VCO

ACV

All sups are Source Naturals Art:

Theanine Serene w/relora

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Alpha Lipoic Acid

B50

D3

Magnesium citrate.

Today I want to get the Riboflavin, and the Magtein if nothing I'm taking has those already. Comments/feedback welcome. I don't want to overdo it but as I said, I feel good, no ill effects.

This belongs elsewhere, but my spleen area (I haven't gotten to be diagnosed yet) feels uncomfy, but that's why I'm doing the Blackstrap, and Ginger tea I make from the root (real deal).

I read an article on too much water so I think my 6 of the 8 ounces are good enough, and I don't drink anything with my meals, smaller meals, more often is working ok. Denise

Replied by KT
Usa
10/13/2018

Hello again Denise,

Here is a link that may help with your digestive issues:

https://www.edisoninst.com/15-benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water-in-morning-empty-stomach/

KT

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/14/2018

Good to know Kt, I think I've got those on the run, except for the spleen thing which I haven't had diagnosed, but everything I read points to that organ, and it's location.

Replied by Art
California
10/14/2018
682 posts

Denise (Crescent City, Ca),

The alpha lipoic acid is fully capable of causing that problem in some people with essential tremors!

Art

Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/14/2018

Thanks Art. I don't think that's what it is though, since I did do that one this a.m., with no shakes. I thought it might be the blackstrap but took that too this a.m. The only ones I haven't this far through the day are the Acetyl L Carnitine, and my B50. About to take those now.

I still don't have the Magnesium Phosphate I want to get since trying some of a friend's, and I felt calm just in a few minutes. You put them under your tongue and they are by hyland. Also, I haven't gotten the Magtein yet. I can tell you that my tremor is definitely better than it was, and my feeling of more calmness is way better. I suppose it's interlinked of course, that if I "feel" more calm, less stress, less anxiety, my tremors would be better:)

Replied by Art
California
10/18/2018
682 posts

Denise,

It is better to stick to one regimen at a time and your current one has already shown itself to work in someone else and you are already starting to see benefit at a relatively early stage so I encourage you to stick with it for more time to give it a chance to work to the fullest!

Art

Replied by Denise
Crescent City, Ca
10/25/2018

Hey Art, and anyone following.

I wanted to give you an update since it's been 17 days of sticking with it all;)

The only issue I had that is negative is the shakey jitters and I have it pinned down to taking my supps without food. I've been taking them early in the a.m. when I get up, all of them, except the night dose which I have been doing for just a couple of days now, again, with no nightmares/vivid dreams. Yesterday I started SAMe for my depression which I've had since I was a child (a whole other story than my tremors). I now drink zero coffee, quit that 2 cups in the a.m. habit, and replaced it with Chicory coffee, I love it!! And yes, that could have had something to do with the jitters, although before I started supplementing, I never had jitters from those 2 cups, not that I remember anyway. Here is what I am taking each day now and I'll include the things I take that have to do with other issues: Theanine Serene w/Relora 2 per day Acetyl L-Carnitine 1 per day Magtein 1 per day B50 Complex 1 per day D3 2 per day Magnesium Citrate 1 per day (may not need this, not sure yet) Magnesium Glycinate 1 of 400 mg per day Alpha Lipoic Acid 1 of 200 mg per day Virgin coconut oil 1 tbsp plus (sometimes a bit more) Blackstrap Molasses 1 - 2 tbsp per day Ginger Root tea Home-made, 1-2 cups I think that's it, and like you say Art, I do want to stick with this for now, at least a month maybe longer.

I sleep wayyyyy better at night, amazing! More calm for the most part, tremor is sometimes so unoticeable but then it comes up when I am slightly agitated or stressed. Also, when I got that sicky feeling (kind of like hypoglycemic type) my tremor goes nuts. I do know all the things I'm taking are helping me feel more hopeful about my health. I still have my "full-feeling" in my spleen, and my tinnitus is bad most of the time. I still think all these things will eventually get better.

KT
Usa
10/27/2018

Just an amendment to dissolving capsule contents in water. I was only thinking of magnesium in a capsule. Other ingredients can be poured in unsweetened applesauce. I am adamant about the capsule and combinations of other "inactive" ingredients could be contributing to the jitters you report. I drink more than two cups of coffee (not weak).You'll never know until you stop ingesting the capsules and it will take awhile to get totally out of your system. If you take anything that contains a hidden source of MSG, even a minute amount of citric acid, that could activate the effects of the capsules. Broken amino acids can also cause problems.

Additionally, when my husband's spleen was enlarged I was looking for information to help him. This is what I found: http://www.jpabs.org/view_issue.php?title=Some-effects-of-monosodium-glutamate-administration-on-the-histo-architecture-of-the-spleen-and-pancreas-of-adult-Wistar-rats

KT

Dardenel
Us
11/16/2018
49 posts

Hi Kt, Denise here, and I mention in another post that hopefully will show up here, I had to change my account. Anyway, I am overwhelmed by that link. MSG is in everything pretty much, and the conclusion on the tests are horrific:( I'm not sure how to avoid msg, totally. But you can be sure I'll be studying how to. Since this is the tremor thread, I will just talk about that for now. My tremor seems to be almost absent at times. It isn't 24/7 like it was. Mine is mostly in my left hand, and head shakes side to side. It's not shaking now for example, and my hands are doing fine on the keyboard. The left is a bit jerky. It's weird because if I am not thinking about my head shaking, sometimes I realize it isn't shaking. Then when I think about it, it shakes. I am having a lot more energy now with all I am doing for my tremor, and other issues. The 3 main ones are in order of importance to me, spleen enlargement, tremor, tinnitus. I take these things every day now but recently read where Ted says that supps shouldn't be done every day. I think he said 4 - 5 days a week?? I'll try to find that post from Ted. So here is what I take now: Tbsp ACV, tbsp EVCO, tbsp blackstrap molasses, home-made ginger tea, 2 parts chicory coffee + 1 part regular coffee at 2 cups. 300 mg magnesium twice a day as Mag. citrate and Mag. Glycinate. Just 100 twice a day with citrate. 1 x B-50 Complex, 1 x extra B12 5000 mcg, chewable, 2 x Vitamin C at 1000 mg, 1 x zinc 50mg, 1 x D3 2000 IU. This regiment has changed some in the 39 days I've been working on all of it. I have copied the books you mention and will take a look at those for sure, thank you Kt. I'm not having any side effects from anything I know of right now. Next stop, Tinnitus thread. It's way bad last 2 days.

Dardenel
Us
11/16/2018
49 posts

Apologies on all the replies, but I figure things out late sometimes..I want to add that from today on, I am going to open the capsule of the mag. citrate, and pour it into a bit of unsweetened applesauce that I have on hand. I won't be using any capsules unless they are vegetarian type after reading about the Bovine/gelatin. I just want to test this info out. Also, I am shopping gluten free after reading a couple of posts below. thank you again Kt, Denise

KT
Usa
11/17/2018

I cannot take vegetarian capsules. Some may be able to tolerate them but I cannot.

KT

Replied by KT
Usa
10/28/2018

In addition to separated B vitamins, broken amino acids can also cause problems when taken separately. They can offer temporary relief but long term...?? Glutamic acid is one that we recognize as MSG when it is a consequence of manufacture. An investigative reporter, formerly with CBN had been advised about that when he researched the toxic effects of aspartame and manufactured glutamic acid. They are chemically similar. "Excitotoxins, The Taste that Kills" is an informative book by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. and another is "In Bad Taste, The MSG Syndrome" by George R. Schwartz, M.D. who wrote the Forward to Dr. Blaylock's book.

KT

KT
Usa
11/15/2018

This is an update for my advising Denise/Art to eat a banana if one gets diarrhea. I have discovered that because bananas are cloned, they can cause problems with yeast infections. I have a short story about that but thought it best to give a "heads up" now. I was never a banana consumer but would eat them just because they were here when my hubs bought them. Before he got sick last Feb. we had stopped buying them because of the cloning news. Since he has been home, forgot about the news and started getting them again, I have only eaten three and now I am having a problem with yeast. Hindsight is 20/20...bananas were the cause in the past...when will I learn??

KT

Dardenel
Us
11/16/2018
49 posts

Hi Kt, I will try to catch up here, this is Denise. I had to change my account as the site wouldn't let me login, or post. Not sure what the issue was. Anyway, I'll just say for now, when you had mentioned ingesting the capsules, I thought you meant the whole supplement, not the gel container capsule. I'll see if this will post, and then hopefully be back to add more;)

Dardenel
Us
11/16/2018
49 posts

so sorry, I forgot to mention what is in the only gelatin capsule I have, which is the Mag. Citrate one. If I'm reading the label right, it says Other ingredients equals Gelatin (bovine) Croscarmellose, vegetable magnesium stearate. naturalist brand.


Gluten-Free Diet

Posted by Jon (New South Wales) on 10/19/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Tremors are 100% gone after eliminating Gluten from diet. Woohoo

I reckon Gluten-intolerance is the root cause of many essential tremors. I have read Gluten may is indeed be a very common cause of essential tremors.

Even without any gastrointestinal symptoms you can have Gluten-intolerance/Celiac disease. I am very grateful I found out about Gluten causing tremors, very happy.

Replied by Jon
New South Wales
10/24/2014

Hi guys, here's another person who became tremor-free after eating a gluten-free diet... Linda Lapeer, Mi said...My daughter, is an active college student attending college and playing college volleyball. Last Sept, 2010 she was at a volleyball tournament and she developed a severe tremor in her legs...

...Long story short, I read the book and was given hope that there might be a cure for her tremors. I told my daughter that we needed to make an appointment with an environmental physician as well as start on an elimination diet, adding one food to her diet per day to see if different foods affected her.

On the diet, she ate only fruit the first day, then vegeys and finally meat. She was tremor free for a few days, then on day 4 she ate some whole wheat toast before volleyball practice and her tremors started immediately. We researched wheat and suspected gluten was the cause of her tremors. We experimented with other wheat products; pasta, bread, cake and they all caused her tremors to return.

It has now been 3 weeks, she has eliminated all foods containing gluten from her diet and her tremors are non-existent. We have an appointment with an environmental physician (basically an advanced allergist) in a month but I feel we have already found the cure.

I urge anyone that has tremors, tics, etc. To investigate their diet and environment before they decide that their condition is hopeless and there is no cure. Gluten has been linked to MS, tics, tremors, tourette's syndrome, cancer, autism, RA, ADD as well as depression.

Replied by Christi
Newkirk, Oklahoma
09/21/2017

Please consider that flour has BROMINE in it which most of the wheat products don't tell you about. There is a flour product that doesn't have bromine in it if you want to make your own food.


Homeopathic Remedies

Posted by Marcia (Usa) on 10/24/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I've had essential tremors for many years. I didn't want to take medicines with side effects. A homeopathic doctor in Mexico recommended a mixture of ignatia/cuprum/hypericum all 30c. A lab in Mexico mixed them together in liquid form. It helped me immensely. However, I'm running out and can, t get this mixture in the USA. Unfortunately, travelling to Mexico isn't good in the time of COVID. I'm researching homeopathic remedies here in the USA.


Iodine, Multiple Supplements

Posted by Sid (Springfield, Mo, Usa) on 07/05/2010
5 out of 5 stars

At age 66 I have gradually developed a tremor in both hands over the past 10 years. It was just something I thought was normal aging and mostly ignored it.

Two and one-half months ago my wife and I started taking 50mg of potassium iodide daily, and a month later made our own 5% Lugol's solution, taking 50mg a day of iodine in that form instead of the potassium iodide. Just a week ago she switched to four 12.5mg Iodoral per day and I continued with the 50mg of Lugol's internally, plus have been paint the palms of my hands daily with Lugol's solution. Additionally we have been taking 3000mg vitamin C, 400mcg selenium, 500mg niacin, 1,000mg tyrosine, 1,500mg DL-Phenylalanine, several forms of magnesium (magnesium chloride, magnesium asporotate, magnesium oxide), 50mg zinc, 100mg B6, 1000IU Vitamin E, 5000IU vitamin D3, a good quality health food store multiple vitamin/mineral plus 1 teaspoon of Real Salt. We just added a tablespoon per day in a glass of grapefruit juice of diatomaceous earth last week for the silica.

We started this regimen for a number of reasons. As for me, I would wake up tired and need a two hour nap every afternoon. I had no energy. I have an enlarged prostate. I have Dupuytren's constricture in the palm of both hands affecting the tendon of the ring finger. My memory kept getting worse. I have almond size cysts between the muscle and skin, one on my hip and one on my arm, plus a few other smaller similar cysts. I have trouble keeping my weight normal.

The first six weeks I had no side effects, but then developed pain in my kidneys and stiffness in my finger joints plus random weird feelings around my body, after which I upped the detox efforts (more magnesium, more real salt, added diatomaceous earth). The side effects are diminished to non existent now.

I have noticed that I can already straighten the fingers in both hands which I could not do before. The lumps in the palms of my hands are noticeably smaller. The almond size cysts are smaller but still noticeable. My energy level is fantastic by comparison to before; very few naps, plus plenty of energy for gardening and getting out. I am sleeping longer between trips to the bathroom, and am having mostly beautiful, intense dreams almost every night. My mood is now one of pleasure rather than dullness.

But the big surprise is that my hand tremors are suddenly 95% gone. I wasn't even paying attention but my wife pointed out to me that my hands were hardly shaking any more. I can hold them steady with no support; no more food falling off my fork; no more spills when I put down a cup. I can again sign my name and it looks like my signature. I wasn't going through this regimen for my tremors; but, I don't know which part of what I am taking cured them.

Tyrosine breaks down to l-dopa and dopamine. L-dopa can be absorbed into the brain, and along with B6 will then convert to dopamine. This may be what did it. But DL-Phenylalanine also breaks down into tyrosine so this is also probably involved. Plus the iodine, the deficiency of which I was treating, could well be involved. Plus iodine helps eliminate fluorine, bromine, mercury, lead, and arsenic which could be involved. I had been taking magnesium for years in a calcium/magnesium/zinc supplement, but in my new program I was taking more magnesium and in different forms.

I am sorry I can't be more clear on what out of the above cured my tremors, but the answer is in there somewhere.

Replied by Heather
San Diego, Ca
06/26/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for posting this. I am on a similar protocol and also noticed reduced hand tremors.

About 12 weeks after starting the Lugol's, I too noticed pain in the kidney area. I stopped the Lugol's temporarily, reduced my protein intake, and the pain went away. However, during the intense pain period, I went in for an ultrasound and cysts were discovered on my kidneys and one on the ovary. Followed that up with an MRI and discovered the cysts on the kidneys were gone but that I had an infection above the kidneys, diaphram area, and was offered antibiotics to clear it up, which I declined.

Although I developed this alarming condition (kidney/gallbladder area intense pain flare ups) it occured simultaneiously with the clearing up of my years long chronic fatigue syndrome. One of my theories on why I developed the infection was that I'd centralized a body wide low grade infection. Another was that taking Lugol's internally was stupid and causing an infection.

One of the things that I think helped with the kidney/gallbladder flares was the olive oil/lemon juice detox (I did a two day detox which required juice fasting then no eating for 24 hours except for citrus juice and olive oil - then released at least a cup full of gravel/pea sized stones.)

I remain perplexed about whether Lugol's internally is a good idea but the infection is clearing up. I am still taking Lugol's internally, but just a little ( a drop of the 2% solution few times per week) and am also painting it, especially on areas with moles to see if they clear up. Considering also changing to iodoral. Would love to hear feedback from other readers on experiences with kidney pain after taking Lugol's.

But, as for the main subject of this post, my tremors also disappeared after starting the Lugol's and magesium citrate.


Magnesium

Posted by Kristen Holmes (United States) on 04/06/2020
5 out of 5 stars

For Essential Tremors,

Dr. Carolyn Dean of The Magnesium Miracle 2nd Ed (a must-read for *anyone* with chronic health issues!) says in interviews that any magnesium that is well-absorbed will cross the blood-brain barrier; magnesium threonate had a single, questionably done study behind it, and the price is very marked up because of this. Ionic magnesium chloride is the true gold standard for absorption. Magnesium glycinate may be the next best option. Topical is great but you have to do lots of it every day, and it gets cost-prohibitive if that's your only method



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