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Thursday, October 2, 2008



I refer my readers to the Blog I wrote on 11/20/07 on the same subject: “Why Democrats Are So Hateful.” Almost as soon as President Bush took office almost 8 tears ago the “Hate Bush” mantra began. It came obviously from Democrats and those of the Far Left. Ironically, it is the liberal who believes that we are free to believe whatever we desire and to do whatever we want including killing unborn and now born babies, but think conservatively and you are to be hated. It is getting increasingly difficult to have a civil conversation with many of my liberal friends. I find myself beginning to shun them. It is sad because many of my liberal friends are good people as long as Bush and now Sarah Palin are involved.

This morning a very good friend sent me a hateful email about Palin. Now one may and is free to disagree with her politics, but to hate her only emphasizes one’s ignorance of how to be happy on Planet Earth.

To my liberal friends I have some advice: Relax and enjoy the beautiful things around you. In my book: How to Benefit from Stress in a discussion of the negative emotions I clearly state that you can hate another all you want and it does not hurt the other person one bit. It hurts you, the hater. In my practice of medicine I have observed many individuals being consumed from within from a profound hatred of another, more often than not, another family member.

I am reminded of a man, a very successful business man who attended a meditation course I was giving over a weekend at our Center home. All of the individuals slept over Friday and Saturday night at the facility. On Saturday right after lunch we were about to return to the auditorium where the classes were being held, this gentleman stayed back. I asked whether he was coming along. He responded that he was leaving. I asked Why. He said the noone was going to force him to love that “Bitch.” I asked “what are you talking about?” He said he hated his mother-in-law and his father and we were teaching to forgive the people you hate in order to free them out of your consciousness. He continued to tell me that almost every night his father would be in his dreams and he would wake up in the middle of the night very angry and hateful and would not be able to go back to sleep. The reason why he hated his father was because his father was very abusive to him as a child – not sexually.

I proposed that perhaps after his father died that he was apologetic at how he treated his son and that he came to him to be forgiven. I begged him to stay the additional day and if he was unhappy the following day I would refund him the money he paid for the course. He agreed to stay and added that the money was not an issue. I asked him that when his father appears to him in his dream the next time to tell him he forgave him.

The following and last day of the course, we performed an imagery exercise, the details of which I will not described. He thought the exercise was foolish but decided that since he paid for the course he would participate. Well, unbeknown to me at the time he experienced something he had not expected. He had a vision which he kept to himself.

About one month later I visited this man in his office where he was with his formidable dog. He was sitting in his chair and he looked fantastic. I asked him: “What happened, you look great?!” He told me about his vision on the last day of the course and thought maybe there was something to what we were teaching. That same evening when his father appeared in his dream, he forgave him. That was the last night his father appeared to him in a dream and he has been sleeping soundly every night since then.

Do not tell me of the negative impact hating another has upon one’s inner subconscious mind. Let me tell you, and you better believe me for I speak the truth.

Getting back to the hateful Democrats, they will never change as much as I wish it would. And our country will continue to deteriorate as a result. It will not change if the Democrats control the Executive Branch of government. For then, it will be the Republicans time to hate! So keep popping the Zanex and Valium!!

nicola michael ©. Tauraso, M.D.)
Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic
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I am never ceased to be amazed at how stupid the general public is. When we see the presidential polls change almost daily and to see how many people are still undecided only emphasizes this fact.

Today I was at a school for challenged children and ther in the front hallway was a dispenser machine for Dasani bottled water. On the front of the machine in large bold letters was the phrase: purified water. Now does anyone really know what “purified” means? I will soon tell you.

Coca Cola produces Dasani which is the most popular bottled water on the market. Coca Cola has done a remarkable job promoting Dasani which they admit is nothing more than tap water. I am sure they probably filter it and consider it purified. The general public is duped into believing that Dasani is purified when it is not. The general public will believe anything as long as there are people willing to say it.

Additionally one is drinking water in plastic bottles, but Coca Cola is not telling you of the dose of chemicals you are consuming because the toxic organic chemicals used in the process of extracting the plastic leaches into the bottled water.

One of my specialties is Environmental Medicine and the amount of chemicals we are forced to consume daily is great:

1. Chemicals leaching from plastic bottles into the liquid we are consuming: water, soda, milk, you name it;

2. Air fresheners people use to “purify” the air in their homes and cars;

3. Deodorant soaps, lotions, and creams;

4. Other deodorants and antiperspirants;

5. Fumes from newly asphalt-paved roads;

6. Etc, etc, etc.

Look around and smell the air. It is a lot more than roses in the air!

nicola michael (c. Tauraso, M.D.)
Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008



About two years ago I attended a lecture given by a National Institutes of Health physician who spouted his research on Bipolar Disease in children. I asked the question whether he was aware of individuals performing studies on the role of nutrition as one of the potential influencing causes and as possible method of treatment of bipolar disease. After listening to his lecture for over one and a quarter hours, I was not surprised when he answered that, although he was aware that perhaps others were involved in these pursuits, his research involved another approach. Of course, his approach involved the use of prescription medications.

During his talk he described some differences between bipolar disease and other manifestations of childhood aberrant behavior, such as hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADD) which is now being referred to as Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It seems that with the passage of time physicians keep changing the names of these diseases to accommodate both changes in reclassification and to be more politically correct. Evidence for the latter is when the term "minimal brain dysfunction" (MBD) was being used. When individuals decided that no one wanted to be labeled as "minimally brain dysfunctioned," we quickly changed the name to a less emotionally charge term.

Also during his talk, this NIH researcher stated that one of the symptoms which separates the bipolar child from the ADD child was that the bipolar child exhibited mood changes. To me this was a typical way of fitting the definition to a set of criteria. By definition, the bipolar child exhibits mood changes because the researcher says it does.

Over the years, I have observed children who were labeled Hyperactive, ADD (now ADHD), Autistic, and Bipolar. Years ago I believed that each one of these so-defined conditions were external manifestations of impaired brain chemistry (for-want-of-a-better-term). What, perhaps, distinguished the different outward clinical manifestations were: 1) what particular part or region of the brain was affected, 2) the exact chemical nature (either some brain chemical deficiency or some toxic element) of the process, and 3) the degree of involvement, either more than one part or region involved simultaneously or more than one chemical deficiency or toxic element).

One child might exhibit dyslexia because the particular region of the brain involved in spatially relating letters in a word or sentence is impaired. Another child may exhibit antisocial behavior in school because that particular region of the brain modulating such activity is impaired. What really complicates the entire interpretation is the situation of dyslexia may in itself cause the child to question his abilities, he may feel inadequate, and this entire situation may be a causative factor in his getting upset and lash out as antisocial behavior, regardless of any impaired brain chemistry which may or not exist.

Stated differently, any behavior results from a combination of activities from the brain (as a physical organ) and from the mind (as a functioning non-physical thinking entity). Impaired brain chemistry can cause the physical computer brain not to function normally. Additionally, the non-physical mind - the programmed and programming software - gets into the act. Do we call Dell who manufactured the computer box or call Microsoft who provided the software?

When viewed in this way, it becomes imperative to fix the brain problem early before more bad programming situations become increasingly difficult to correct. For unlike a Microsoft software problem, the human mind is self reprogramming, the software is constantly changing and updating.


Hyperactivity or hyperkineses, as the name implies (hyper from the Greek, meaning over and above; active from the Latin to act; and kinesis from the Greek, meaning motion), is a condition of abnormal or excessive activity, such as that manifested in the manic, or up, phase of manic-depressive states. As a descriptive term, it may be a symptom of some disease states such as hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid gland); some medications and drugs, such as those commonly known as "uppers" (amphetamines); and other chemicals such as caffeine.

Earlier the term "hyperactivity" referred to a specific syndrome characterized by excessive motor (muscular and motion) activity, and the inability to sit still and/or keep the attention focused on one subject for very long. Recently, we have been using terms, such as "Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder" (ADHD).

Whatever the case may be, the terms hyperactivity and ADHD, whether used alone or with the word "syndrome" usually refer to a condition ascribed to children. However, it is our contention that the conditions also apply to individuals of all ages.

What distinguishes the hyperactive individual from the normally active? Unfortunately, there is no simple definition. In contrast to normally active children, hyperactive individuals exhibit purposeless activity. They usually cannot sit still. They cannot sit through a meal, watch an entire television program, listen to the end of a story, pay attention in school, complete a chore or assignment. They are always fidgeting, wiggling in their chairs, or moving about. They appear to be in perpetual motion.

Unlike an extremely active normal child, the activity of the hyperactive individual usually does not result in any meaningful accomplishments. Since they cannot sit still in school, they do not pay attention. Their attention span is poor. They fail in school or bring home poor grades. It is usually at this time that parents become really concerned when their child’s hyperactivity is translated to poor performance and grades in school.

The diagnosis can be either made most easily or be difficult to ascertain. Hyper kinetic children my exhibit the above-described performance. Additionally, they may be clumsy, cry, complain, seem depressed and unhappy, appear sullen at times or angry. They usually are disciplinary problems because they may act hostile and be into almost anything and everything. They never stop. They tend to drive their parents, teachers, and babysitters "up the wall." Mothers complain of constantly being exhausted and that they seem to get anything done because their Hyper kinetic children require constant attention.

Fathers, on the other hand, rarely see the problem, although the more perceptive may. Fathers usually get involved later when the child’s hyperactive behavior is translated into poor grades.

The, all of a sudden, things become different. The teachers are blamed and controversy arises from the lack of understanding of what is really happening.

Causative factors:A complex condition, such as hyperactivity, usually has many causative or aggravating factors, many of which may not be operative at the same time. Among the many related causes one should consider:

* Diet (sugar, food additives, flavors and dyes, caffeine-containing drinks and foods, milk, etc.);
* Food allergy and sensitivity;
* Environmental chemical sensitivities;
* Increased phosphate intake from usually from foods;
* Magnesium deficiency;
* Vitamin deficiencies, especially the B vitamins;
* Heavy metal toxicity (lead, cadmium): symptoms of impaired behavior and learning from even low level lead poisoning include: distract ability, daydreaming, impulsiveness, lack of persistence, constantly dependent and clinging, easily frustrated, failure to follow simple directions, failure to follow sequence of direction, less competent in areas of verbal performance and auditory processing, impaired ability to sustain attention, performance significantly poorer on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children;
* Lack of full spectrum light;
* Lack of appropriate discipline.

It is my contention that all the conditions stated thus far: ADHD, Hyperactivity, Autism, Bipolar Disease, Dyslexia, Tourette’s Syndrome are all manifestations of Impaired Brain Chemistry. Additionally, I also believe that the major causes relate to food and chemical allergy and sensitivity. This will be the subject of tomorrow’s Blog.

nicola michael ©. Tauraso, M.D.)
Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic
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