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Information on the Connection Between Sugar, Gut Health and Neuropathy
Jan 25

Information on the Connection Between Sugar, Gut Health and Neuropathy

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Hi, my name is Dr. Troy Giles. I’m a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist and I have had an amazing week. I’m here with my friend Ryan from Tennessee. He came up.


He came up after seeing a video of ours on YouTube and felt like he had some bone spurs and when I mentioned that he could reabsorb some of those bone spurs by taking pressure off of the plantar fascia, it sold him on coming up to Utah, from Tennessee, to look at what were the possibilities. Did he  actually have bone spurs, what could we do? So he came up and we did x-rays of his feet. We actually found there were no bone spurs, but that most of his issues were in the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia, right in here, had been pulled so tight, and there were so much toxins in his feet because of the amount of sugar that he was eating that it was causing all of this pain on the plantar fascia. So now we’re in the midst of actually working on correcting the orthotic, getting the orthotic in an appropriate position, the best position that it can be and doing a little bit of posting that’s going to help his foot be in a better position. It will take pressure off of his feet. But as we’ve worked this week, and Ryan has a significant case of Turret’s Syndrome. We’ve noticed, and he’s known this before, that the amount of sugar that he eats directly relates to the amount of ticking that he needs to do. I’m not telling you that Turret’s is a matter of sugar, but the predisposition genetically that we have, some of us have a predisposition towards Turret’s, can be increased by the issue of gut, how much fungus you have in your gut, how much sugar you have, how much sugar you ingest, and ultimately that creates fungus, then mycotoxin. Mycotoxins are very neurotoxic. So tell us a little bit about what you’ve noticed and just knock yourself out.

I’d rather. I think I’d rather stand up here. This floor is cushy here. So, my name is Ryan. I’m from Tennessee and Turret’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, all of the labels and the comorbids that you can think of. I’ve noticed that I got off, well I took myself off of medication about almost two years ago.

What medication was that?

That was Abilify at that point, but I can go down the list if you want me do.

Yah, fire off.

Sure, Haldol, Prolixin, Zoloft, Flufenazina, well Prolixin/Flufenazina same thing, generic, but Klonopin, Xanax, Tenex, Buspar, Prozac.

Holy Smokes.

Yah, and there’s more. There’s more where that came from, but anyway, so I’ve had these ticks ever since I was six years old really. They got really bad and a pulmonologist put me on a medicine called Provigil because he thought I was narcoleptic, but I had sleep apnea because I used to weigh 110 pounds, more than I do. I have this tick, where I flip off the camera, and when I start talking about vulnerable things it’s kind of a way for me to reject you before you reject me and that’s taken a lot of digging inside to realize that that is a defense mechanism and that’s all this stuff is. So when I get stressed or I get anxious, or even positive stress, stuff that my adrenal glands can’t handle because there spent from years of being on defense, fight or flight, I go right to sugar now. It used to be, I used to go to emotional posts on Facebook. I used to go to heavy music. I used to go to, I smoked a lot of marijuana to calm myself down. I drank a lot of caffeine, co-dependent relationships. So I was addicted to these things because my adrenal glands were spent and every time I would pump them and I would get stressed or sensitive or whatever, I would go to the drug to cover the stress to make me feel okay for half an hour. So now, since I’ve taken myself off of Facebook, Twitter, had to set up boundaries with certain folks, relational, you know, relationship wise and what not, the drug is sugar. What I’m realizing is that the whole time the drug has been sugar and it’s perpetuated schizophrenic thoughts. I hear music that’s not around when I eat too much sugar. Manic actions, obsessive compulsive thoughts and actions, the ticks for sure, I start moving in really odd ways, usually it’s pretty balanced, but if I have too much sugar I’ll start moving asymmetrically, I guess, maybe that will work.


And it’s very complex from the way I lean to the way I use my foot to propel myself to do the tick, to the grid in my eyes and my brain of hitting certain points on other people with maybe a curve on your shoulder, the way I have to put my tip of my middle finger on the curve of your shoulder down your arm, and if it isn’t perfect and scratches that part of the grid in my brain, I have to keep doing it until it does and it’s based in fear. It’s based on rejection. It’s based in shame. It’s based on abandonment. So sugar, as it relates to the gut, to the digestive system, Reese’s Pieces, chocolate peanut butter, that’s what I love the most. I don’t really drink caffeine anymore. I don’t really like fruity candies or anything. Thank you. I’m nervous right now. Like this is crazy, this is cool. I feel good. So I’ll go down the street and get some Reese’s Pieces, hopefully not. Anyway, so, when I, it’s everything, it’s ritual abuse. So when I get stressed, I think about, okay the light turns on, sugar. It’s almost like the yeast in my stomach is calling my brain’s name saying like “look man you’re stressed out, but we can help you. We can help you, just feed us and we’ll help you feel good for 30 minutes.” So it clicks on in my brain, okay? I’m kind of stressed, so how can I get sugar? I get very divisive when my wife or someone else keeps me from this drug. I start manipulating. I start telling them ways that they can be distracted and I can sneak out and get the drug so I call sugar a drug because it is and it’s very seductive and very benign, because it’s everywhere, it’s in everything and it’s causing a lot of this emotional tension, polarity, all of it, in my opinion, from 35 years of dealing with it. So anyway, so I think about the sugar, it’s everything, from getting in the car, to being elusive, to getting out of a situation to find it, to driving there, all the adrenaline that’s pumped and it may sound goofy, sugar, but that’s what I’m dealing with right now. So I’m driving, I sit in my car before I go in. I’m like well I know I’m destroying, I’m destroying my body and my wife is asleep right now and I’ve snuck out of the house to get sugar, so in my mind I go to I’m not being truthful with my wife. I’m not being trustworthy, so I go with that thought in to the gas station, pretend that I’m doing okay and happy, makes jokes about how I’m addicted to sugar, talk to the attendant, maybe they can offer me some sort of whatever. So I grab the sugar and I load up. I spend nine dollars a night on sugar. So I’m stoked, walking out. I have a pep in my step, like I’ve just shot up with heroine, or better yet cocaine, probably not heroine, because I’d be on the floor. Anyway, so I get back in the car instantly the thoughts start. Okay I’m destroying my life. I know I need to quit, because when I don’t eat sugar I don’t have ticks. I don’t have the thoughts that are happening now because of the adrenaline, so I eat the sugar. I’m like man, that’s incredible. I eat the sugar and then all the sudden within five minutes my mind starts going. I start jumping from my past to my future, to where I’m at right now, to what am I going to do when I get home. Is my wife going to be up? Is my dog going to be loud? Am I going to be able to wake up in the morning and feel okay? Am I going to be able to go to the bathroom? Do I need to eat something when I get home to sustain me after I eat the sugar? How much water do I need to drink. I race. My mind is just constant. So I go home. I put on some sort of media, entertainment to distract me and I pound the sugar. So then I notice that I bloat, I like, it hurts to the point of where I feel like I’m stretching like a balloon and so I sit there and I’m like “Oh, man I shouldn’t have done that. I’m destroying my life.” And I shame myself because I’ve shamed myself in the past. So it all comes back to the forefront of my mind. So if I’m able, if I let the sugar tear my gut apart, when my gut is already destroyed from 27 years of pharmaceuticals, the sugar is creating the fungus and the yeast, like Dr. Giles said, the fungus emits a gas and so then the gas causes the bloating. What I didn’t realize, what you helped me realize was the gut doesn’t only swell out, it swells every three dimensional. It swells everywhere.

Look right here Tyler.

So what he’s saying is this is the fungus, and this is what creates the air, the bloat, as far as gas, but the inflammation thickens, this actually thickens up. That’s what he was saying.

Yah. And this, I’ve learned a ton from him this week and just about things that I really hadn’t even thought of, and I thought I was really in tune with my inner butterfly. Do you hear what I’m saying? So Tyler, do you hear what I’m saying? Okay, so I’ve looked at this diagram and I’ve looked at this one, and all of them and I’ve sat here just examining it and all I see are the negative parts of it, if you look at this detoxification. All I look at is the top, because even though I spend a lot of time talking about my organs, I don’t really understand what’s happening here. So it’s taken, Dr. Giles has helped me understand looking at the shame, the negative to how to heal it and that’s, I think that’s what we’re all looking for. So if I can heal and seal my gut lining, do the work on nutrition, because I think a lot of times people don’t get well because of their level of rebellion and non compliance to regaining their life because we eat these things when we get stressed. So next time you get stressed, maybe you could just maybe be aware of what go for, you know, what the drug is, because we’re all addicted to something. That may be a little presumptuous but I’m part of everybody and even though I feel crazy, I know that I have a lot of the same thoughts as everybody else.

Guess what? You know what? You are not…

Thank you.

You are not different than the rest of us.

Right. Right.

I promise. Anybody watching this video right now. You sit on the couch at night, many times, many times we sit and we pound the chocolate. Women have a preponderance for chocolate.

I must be a female then, because I love chocolate.

Men oft times go for the more salty things, salty foods, but the issue is it’s still a drug no matter what. You see that? So the idea is to build a, you hit it on so well, but this Wednesday we were teaching a class on diet and Ryan was with us and it was so amazing to have his insight as to what he’s felt with the Turret’s associated with the stomach and how that, and then how you feel, the emotional part of it.

Oh yah, yah.

Because all of us are sitting there with our own addictions, don’t care what it is. Think about what your addiction is. We all have them. Someone who is a heroine addict, oh shame on you because you’re a heroine addict, you know? Holy smoke, we’re all addicted in some way.

The addictions, it’s the same across the board. It’s been what we’ve been taught and the level of destruction that we see to place importance on the addiction. So someone could have an addiction to Facebook and then another person could have an addiction to heroine, so we see the narcotic destroy the body of the heroine addict, but what we don’t see is the emotional distress and the call for other addictions that may seem more benign in the Facebook user, because when we get on social media and our opinion is just flying constantly and we’re listening at what 4,000 other people are saying at the same time, it seems like it takes us away and we live in other spots in our bodies. We’re not where our feet are. So, of course, the heroine is horrible, but in the same regard, if you really break it down, every addiction, in itself is destructive, whether it’s pornography, whether it’s codependency, whether it’s shaming oneself, self deprecation, it all is based, in my opinion, nice, in the addictive properties of the world we live in today. So every time we look at a billboard or a TV screen or watch someone as they hypnotize use, we take on the things that they’re telling us and if we’re not immune to resisting these addictions and resisting certain foods even, those hypnotic messages are going to plant themselves and take a nap inside of our psyche in side of our brain and we’re going to have to compare ourselves to everybody else. And when we’re not instantly gratified with quick fix we go to pharmaceuticals. We go to other addictions. I guess, if you can build your immunity, which is based in your gut, first and foremost…

60 percent runs in your gut.

Right and it makes sense, because I don’t think Turret’s or anything of these neurological disorders are as brain-original as I once did, as what I was taught. I believe it’s based in the gut, structure. There’s a lot to be said about forgiveness in neurological tension. There’s a lot to be said about rest and being quiet  and getting still. I was a thrasher for a long time. I played heavy music. I toured a lot. I was a very loud person and I didn’t realize that all of that tension, all of the un-forgiveness was stuck in my bowels and now I haven’t been able to go to the bathroom for a long time on my own, good to meet you, you know, but I’m working on that and I’m realizing that I’m having to repair all of the hypnotic destruction that I let inside to my interior because that’s what it’s doing. My interior isn’t strong so I’m letting the exterior implode me and I feel like I’m just, I feel, I feel isolated and just alone and dead inside. In my thought that is, I’m not talking conspiracy, I’m just saying, like this is how I, how I’ve witnessed it happen to me. Everything is telling how I should be and it becomes a parasite that I’m having to peel off of myself to get to my true self and understand that I do have worth and purpose and the things I do and the things I let in to me greatly affect my thought processes, affect my relationship with my wife, affect my physiology, my neurology, all of it. So, sugar, at the end of the day, is highly addictive and greatly affects the neurology and physiology of the human, so.

That’s awesome and when you say “being hypnotized by what’s out there”, you know you’re not, we’re not waving a watch in front of you, but the hypnosis of our media of everything that’s around us, we think we should be a certain way, that’s what drives us. So what you’re saying is monitor what you’re seeing, watching, and filter it, get it away from you, because it is, it makes us think that we’re not as good as we are, or should be, really.

And the last thing I’ll say is I had a lot of tattoos and a lot of, you know, I lived a pretty tense and eventful life, if I could say, and to say that I’ve had to separate myself from certain media and stimuli is a big deal because I felt like I was strong enough to handle those things and maybe some of you are. I guess I wasn’t and I’ll admit it. I’ll surrender to that, you know? But, next time you consume something, whether it’s a TV program, or food, or whatever, or a conversation, understand how it makes you feel and maybe feel it, see if you can feel it in your body, where that tension or where the emotion is coming from because a lot of times the energy that it creates is almost like, the messages that we receive and the way it hits our body is indicative of the neurological issues that we have. So it’s, if you want to watch a violent movie, I feel it in my chest and I feel it in my eyes, like I just can’t handle that anymore. If I watch a very dramatic movie, I feel it in my back and I feel it in my stomach. So, you know, when you eat something, listen to something and hear something, maybe just be aware not to, you know, not overly analytical, like a guy like me I guess, but, you know, just sit back and be like “how did that affect me”. So I don’t know, just thinking.

Cool. Yah. I hope this has been beneficial for you today. I’m just, Ryan, really glad you’ve been here this week and thanks for sharing with our patients and those on YouTube. So have a great weekend.

For so long when he would, and I can be open with this, when he would have a bowel movement sitting on the toilet, he would raise up one leg and drop a shoulder, but he figured out for, we don’t know how, but when he did this it allowed him to have a bowel movement. We did the x-rays and will notice here on the right side he has a 9mm, that means almost a full centimeter short leg on the right side. See this from here to here is dropped. This is dropped down. This is causing the sacrum to drop and now he’s got a curvature to his right and he’s got a curvature to his left. So when he raised and draws his right shoulder up and raises his right leg, it brings this up and moves this out so it takes pressure off the neurology off the nerves that run to his bowel and is able to have a bowel movement. That’s just a second, a second witness, if you will, that we need to know what’s going on in our whole spine so that the nerves are running to the organs the way that they should. So P.S. on that. Have a good day.

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