Category: Illness or disabilities
Introduction and description
Phosphorus - little known and little talked about when it comes to mineral deficiency or overload - is key to our entire functional development.
As phosphate, it is a component of DNA, RNA, and also the phospholipids that form all cell membranes. Calcium phosphate salts assist in stiffening bones. The main component of bone is hydroxyapatite as well as amorphous forms of calcium phosphate. Hydroxyapatite is the main component of tooth enamel.
Living cells also use phosphate to transport cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Nearly every cellular process that uses energy obtains it in the form of ATP. ATP is also important for phosphorylation, a key regulatory event in cells.
Thus it is almost impossible to list all the illnesses and diseases caused by phosphorus imbalance - there are just too many.
An average adult human contains about 0.7 kg of phosphorus, about 85–90% of which is present in bones and teeth and the remainder in soft tissues and extracellular fluids. We are made of phosphorus, we operate on phosphorus!
A deficiency of Phosphorus is termed Hypophosphatemia, an overdose is called Hyperphosphatemia.
Symptoms of phosphorus deficiency include muscle and neurological dysfunction, and disruption of muscle and blood cells due to lack of ATP. Bone and tooth deterioration and decay can be caused by phosphorus deficiency - it is a contributory factor in both rickets and osteoporosis.
There can be fatigue and weakness, exhaustion mentally and physically, and there may be muscle, organ and nerve damage. As phosphorus plays such a key part in RNA and DNA there may also be degradation and even mutation of 'genes'.
Phosphate is necessary for the production of 2,3 diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP); both are important for normal cellular metabolism. Consequences of severe hypophosphatemia may include hemolytic anemia, seizures, altered mentation, cardiomyopathy, and skeletal muscle weakness. PMID: 2674424
Too much phosphate can lead to diarrhoea and calcification (hardening) of organs and soft tissue, as such overdose is a contributor to atherosclerosis and kidney stones and can interfere with the body's ability to use iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
- Diarrhoea – causing mineral loss
- Nausea and vomiting - ditto
- Nutritional deprivation – caused by deliberate starvation [bulimia, anorexia etc], starvation or other poor dietary practises. Note that this category can also include overload.
- Heavy metals – particularly exposure to mercury, lead etc
- Mineral supplements – people who take mineral supplements often overdose
- Toxins – Many toxins cause imbalance.
- Pharmaceuticals - too many to list here, cause phosphorus imbalance, a few examples include
Hypophosphatemia (serum phosphorus concentration <2.5 mg/dl, 0.8 mmol/l) ..... is commonly observed in hospitalized patients and may be associated with drug therapy. In fact, hypophosphatemia frequently develops in the course of treatment with drugs used in every-day clinical practice including diuretics and bisphosphonates. Proper diagnostic approach of patients with low serum phosphorus concentrations should involve a detailed medical history with special attention to the recent use of medications. The clinical manifestations of drug-induced hypophosphatemia are usually mild but might also be severe and potentially life-threatening. PMID: 20356849
- Surgery and physical trauma can cause phosphorus imbalance, for example, Gastric by-pass
- Vitamin imbalance - particularly vitamin D. A Lack of sun – not being out in the sun enough can add to the problems as one major source of vitamin D is the sun.
- Vitamin supplements - an excess of vitamins is as bad as a deficiency
- Extreme emotion - Stress, fear, panic attacks and other events can result in ' incorrect breathing' or hyperventilation – which in its turn causes alkalosis.
How it works
Physically - this activity works via the diseases it results in
But what if it can do nothing? It has searched the Memory for a learnt function to deal with it and finds nothing and the Threat is there now, it has no time to learn. If you do nothing about the imbalance and it gets worse, the messages get louder and louder – THREAT ,THREAT ,THREAT – we are sick captain we don’t want to die, your little cells and organs want to live.
There is little input from the Reasoning function – after all what can it do? And the intensity of the messages being sent it from Perceptions tends to overwhelm the reasoning function anyway – DO SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING!!! The Will may first tell the Autonomic system [via Endorphins] that it can do nothing and to cease complaining, but there comes a point where the Will gives up, exhausted, and lets the Composer take over. The ego has been squashed.
And we get our spiritual experience.
It is unlikely to be a pleasant one, the composer is most likely to try to send us a message that we should act to do something.
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