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New Article Published! The Missing Link in Understanding Causes of Autism and Schizophrenia, and What You Can Do About It

Why are Autism and Schizophrenia so hard to understand? Are they related?  With years of research, both disorders remain a puzzle.  Dr. Semon has published a new article in the journal, Medical Hypotheses, exploring what could be the missing link in this puzzle (Dietary cyclic dipeptides, apoptosis and psychiatric disorders: A hypothesis; 2014 Jun;82(6):740-3. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2014.03.016. Epub 2014 Mar 18).

Where did the idea come from?

Dr. Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D., a board certified psychiatrist, has more than 20 years of experience in treating patients who have autism and who have schizophrenia.  He specializes in treating patients with developmental disabilities.  Dr. Semon has observed for years that what these patients eat affects  their behavior and symptoms.  In particular,  he has found that malt causes major behavior problems in children with autism,  and that when parents remove malt from their children’s diets, autistic children improve significantly.

Dr. Semon made another observation based on his clinical experience.  Treating the intestinal yeast Candida albicans in autistic children greatly improves their behavior.  In fact, treating the yeast in very young children can eliminate their symptoms of autism.

The question he asked is, why?  What could be in malt, and possibly Candida albicans,  that could be causing these problems?  Are they related or is this just a coincidence?   His previous research and answers that malt contains many chemicals that put the brain to sleep, did not seem to answer the entire question.  So he has continued looking.

His striking new finding is that malt contains additional chemicals called “cyclic dipeptides,” which are known to activate the self-destruction of young cells.  Amazingly, the yeast Candida albicans makes these same chemicals.  This turns out to be a key to understanding autism and schizophrenia.

Let us explain. Continue reading New Article Published! The Missing Link in Understanding Causes of Autism and Schizophrenia, and What You Can Do About It

Why Diflucan does not cure Candida albicans and What You Should Take Instead

by Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D.

The yeast Candida albicans can cause many problems because Candida makes toxic chemicals and disturbs your immune system.  Candida can cause problems ranging from difficulty with concentration to multiple sclerosis (MS) to ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s Disease, among other things.

Many people try the drug Diflucan after their doctor prescribes it.  Diflucan is the brand name for a drug called fluconazole.   This medication is commonly used for vaginal yeast infections but also can be used for deep fungal infections.

Some people with find relief when they first take Diflucan.  They may have suffered problems for years and suddenly they are better.  But a few weeks later or after the prescription runs out, they find out that all the problems are coming back.  Unfortunately the answer from the doctor might be that the patient really did not have a Candida problem because if they did, the Diflucan would have worked.  However, this is not true.

Why did the Diflucan not work for long? Continue reading Why Diflucan does not cure Candida albicans and What You Should Take Instead

Finding the Causes of Alzheimer’s

Why haven’t we found the cause of Alzheimer’s? It’s simple: our biomedical research establishment is not looking for a cause.

What would they find if they only looked? Cottonseed.  Millions of tons of toxic cottonseed are fed to animals each year. Toxic cottonseed chemicals then find their way into our food. Toxic cottonseed chemicals have been identified as causing Alzheimer’s,heart attacks, strokes and bleeding.The government should protect us from this toxic cottonseed by removing it from animals’ food supply.

Here’s how we would benefit:

  • One. Identifying and removing the cause of Alzheimer’s would mean that rates of Alzheimer’s would fall — gradually at first, then dramatically — without expensive drugs. Cottonseed in our food literallyis causing the destruction of peoples’ brains as they age. If we stop this destruction, older people will be healthier and have healthier minds.    Read more to find out the rest……

Dr. Bruce Semon is author of Rottenseed! Cottonseed, Alzheimer’s and Your Brain.


Case Files: Successful Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis!

Posted by Dr. Bruce Semon:

(I am republishing this due to its popularity.  Originally published in July 2013)

I had a 19 year old patient who suffered from ulcerative colitis that was so bad she could not do the type of things that young women her age like to do, which for her was to go abroad on internships.

She was only 19 year old.   To make a long story short, she had suffered from ulcerative colitis since age 9, for most of her life.  After a few weeks on the Feast Without Yeast diet and nystatin, she had virtually eliminated her ulcerative colitis. For anyone who suffers from debilitating Ulcerative Colitis, this is good news.  The improvement took time, but it worked.  She is able to have a much different life now than she had when she first came to see me. Read more about my patient and her success story!

Am I going to get Alzheimer’s? Is there anything I can do about it?

By Dr. Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D.

These questions, “am I going to get Alzheimer’s? is there anything I can do about it?” are heart-wrenching because the medical community cannot answer them.  But I can, so stay tuned.

Many people have experienced the agony of putting parents or loved ones into nursing homes because Alzheimer’s has taken away the mothers and fathers who raised them.  Instead these people have parents who don’t know them and require constant care.  The strain becomes difficult if not unbearable.

At the back of their minds is the lurking thought: will this happen to me?  Will I reach a time when I do not know even my own children?  When I might become a burden on them?

These questions are hard to answer.  Anxiety can become as taxing as care-giving.  Nobody can tell them what to do to avoid this fate.  Because the traditional research community has no answers, they are told there are no answers.

I have a different approach, because I have done different research.

So what are these answers?  Continue reading Am I going to get Alzheimer’s? Is there anything I can do about it?

The Swiss Cheese Brain–Eating Cottonseed Destroys Your Brain

I’m a doctor and I have a PhD in nutrition. Like everyone else, I would like to keep my brain going and not develop Alzheimer’s.  Today no one knows how to prevent Alzheimer’s. But as a doctor and medical researcher, I came across some knowledge almost no one knows about which helps me avoid concerns about developing Alzheimer’s.  Let me tell you what I know that helps me.  The following information all comes from my new book Rottenseed! Cottonseed, Alzheimer’s and Your Brain.  This book is due to be released very soon.

Agribusiness is pouring millions of pounds of poison into the human food supply every year with no regulation and no public knowledge.  So?  Big deal.  I think it is a big deal.  Why?  I could call these poisons the “Swiss cheese”poisons, not because I have something against Swiss cheese, but because of the way the brain looks after animals eat these poisons.  These are cottonseed poisons.  I’m talking here about one of these cottonseed poisons, which goes to your brain.  When cottonseed is fed to animals, so many brain cells die that the brain develops big holes and looks like Swiss cheese.  This is what the brain looks like after a rat has been fed cottonseed:

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Photo of a section of a rat’s brain with holes from eating cottonseed

In addition to making holes in the brain, the cottonseed poison ties up other structures in the brain.   This is what Alzheimer’s is all about.

If you want to avoid developing Alzheimer’s, you don’t want this poison going to your brain.   Continue reading The Swiss Cheese Brain–Eating Cottonseed Destroys Your Brain

New Study Shows Kids have High Cholesterol–the Cottonseed Connection

(Originally posted in May 2013; the information is still true!)  In a recent report, some young children have been found to have high blood triglycerides, high cholesterol and already hardening of the arteries.  In the Vietnam War era, young men were found to have already atherosclerosis of the arteries (narrowing of the arteries from cholesterol deposits).  Aren’t these problems which should wait at least until people age some?  Where are all these cholesterol and artery problems coming from?  The report on children points to high sugar intake for causing high triglycerides but where are all the cholesterol problems coming from?  There must be something causing these problems.  It is certainly not old age and it cannot be bad genes in so many children.

Is there something in our food?

Yes, there is something in our food which could cause these problems.  But only a very few people know about it.   I explain in my new book,  Rottenseed!  Cottonseed, Alzheimer’s and Your Brain,   in great detail how kids could be showing up with these high cholesterol numbers.  This is the brief explanation: Continue reading New Study Shows Kids have High Cholesterol–the Cottonseed Connection