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Welcome to the Wisconsin Institute of Nutrition, LLP

How well do you know about the foods you are putting into your body? Do you completely understand how food affects your health? There are many foods that are affecting your body in negative ways that you may not hear about on the television or in the newspapers. The root of many medical conditions may start with what you have on your plate; and without changing what you are putting into your body, the outcome might not look appetizing.

Understanding neurological disorders has been the driving force behind the research of the Wisconsin Institute of Nutrition and Dr. Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D. Here, there is valuable information concerning these devastating diseases as well as valuable information on yeast free diets, the truth being cottonseed in your food and much more.

If you know someone who has Alzheimer’s, you know how devastating this disease can be. The question of “What causes Alzheimer’s” has been the topic of research for Dr. Semon and may have been a question that has been plaguing you. What can you do to prevent this terrible disease? How are you going to get the knowledge you need to prevent this in your life and your families.

Nutrition Institute has plenty of articles that answer, “What causes Alzheimer’s?” “What is a candida diet?” “How can a yeast free diet help me?” as well as valuable information on ADHD, Tourette’s, Autism, Cancer and more.

If you are looking for a refreshing and honest look on medical conditions that begin with the food you eat. Check out everything Nutrition Institute has to offer.

The Best Yeast-Free Diet

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

The best yeast free diet or Candida diet is a diet that excludes what the yeast Candida albicans needs and uses to grow. While that may sound simple, you will find many choices and unfortunately much disagreement on this. Common-–but wrong–recommendations for Candida diets is to eat a high protein, low carbohydrate diet, excluding baking yeast. Going gluten free is also popular now. Are these diets the best yeast free diets? Do these diets exclude what yeast like best? The answer is no. The best yeast free diet is the Feast Without Yeast  diet.   The old recommendations date back to the first doctor who wrote about Candida diets, Dr. Orian Truss.  He was a pioneer in the field and highly regarded, but his advice is not the most effective yeast free diet.

A high protein, low carbohydrate diet is not the most effective yeast free diet because it includes foods that yeast love to eat. So, when you eat the foods that yeast love, you feed the yeast. You can’t solve the whole yeast problem because the yeast in your gut continue to eat what you eat.   There are three main types of foods you need to eliminate for the best Candida diet. Continue reading The Best Yeast-Free Diet

Concussion Treatment and Recovery!

A teen who suffered several severe football head concussions recovered after I treated him with a few doses of a homeopathic remedy. Here is the case:

I had a 15 year old boy, whom I’ll call Chris, come to see me about nine months after suffering a major concussion while playing high school freshman football the previous August. He had had some previous concussions, including a major concussion and some smaller concussions. The most recent head injury, a major concussion, caused concussion long term effects and post-concussion syndrome. He went from being an A-B student to a mediocre student. He could not play high school basketball. Chris was suffering rage and angry feelings. Chris was also suffering severe anxiety and paranoia and depression, which are all part of post-concussion syndrome and are concussion long term effects. After a few weeks of treatment, he was free of post-concussion syndrome and all of its bad effects. Here’s how: His pediatrician had Continue reading Concussion Treatment and Recovery!

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?