The peripheral nerves relay
information from your central nervous system (brain
and spinal cord) to muscles and other organs and
from your skin, joints, and other organs back to
your brain. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when these
nerves fail to function properly, resulting in pain,
loss of sensation, or inability to control muscles.
In some cases, the failure of
nerves that control blood vessels, intestines, and
other organs results in abnormal blood pressure,
digestion problems, and loss of other basic body
processes. Peripheral neuropathy may involve damage
to a single nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) or
may affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy).
There are numerous reasons for
nerves to malfunction. In some cases, no direct
cause can be pin pointed. This is because most
cases involve a combination of factors, each
of which must be addressed carefully. It has
been well established, however, that all
neuropathies involve the following conditions:
Poor circulation to nerves
Although we know these are the
"end stages" that lead to slow nerve degradation, we
must actually see what is "causing the causes".
What is it in our daily lives
that directly contributes to poor circulation and
Most Common Daily
Dramatic changes in glucose and insulin in the
blood (diabetes) that displace oxygen.
Side effects from
such as those for cholesterol, blood
pressure and arthritis that change the
metabolism of the nerves thus altering the
way they use oxygen. (ex: Pravachol
Exposure to toxic compounds that
makes oxygen unusable. Especially solvents (ex:
benzene, 1 1 1-Trichloroethane,
M.T.B.E, chlorine, etc.)
and metals (lead, arsenic, mercury,
cadnium, etc.) other toxic compounds
include, Nitrous oxide, glue, ammonia,
some food dyes, fluoride!!!!!, etc..)
in the lower back which reduces blood flow
to the nerves in the spinal column.
5) Sciatic nerve
entrapment (piriformis entrapment) caused
standing on concrete too much,
sitting too long in one position putting
pressure on the sciatic nerve or its blood
supply, and aging, where muscles lose tone.
6) Nutritional deficiencies,
especially vitamin B-1, B-12, B-2, B-6, folic acid, and
omega oils 3 & 6.
7) Excessive alcohol
8) Food Allergies.
Specifically, the sweetener Aspartame.
This is very toxic to the body, including
nerves and brain. As it metabolizes in the
body, it transforms into Wood alcohol.
TERRIBLE FOR DIABETICS!!!!
that affects cancer and other fast growing or
functioning cells like hair and nerves.
10) Infectious or inflammatory
conditions, such as
AIDS, cancer, hepatitis, colorado tick fever,
diphtheria Guillain-Barre syndrome, HIV, lyme
disease, polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatoid
arthritis, sarcoidosis, syphilis, lupus,
such as frostbite, or accidents that change
blood supply to the nerves. This could
even include fingertip trauma from long term
complications which can lead to severe
inflammatory conditions, excessive drug use.
13) Old age.
Let's face it... our bodies wear out. As
circulatory function becomes less and less
effective at delivering oxygen and nutrients,
our peripheral nerves suffer.