By Walter Last

Pyroluria is a common metabolic condition in which pyrrole, a key component of haemoglobin, is overproduced in the liver. The surplus binds to vitamin B6 and zinc and is excreted in the urine. This creates severe deficiencies in B6 and zinc and to a lesser degree in some other nutrients, such as niacinamide, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), biotin, and sometimes manganese, also other B-vitamins may be low.

Depending on conditions, this may be a leading cause not only of Type 1 diabetes but also of most mental-emotional problems. The main cause of pyroluria appears to be intestinal dysbiosis with overgrowth of Candida, pleomorphic (shape-changing) microbes in the blood, and possibly Lyme disease, which may invade the liver and affect its functions. Due to the overuse of antibiotics and other drugs presently the original cause tends to be the fungal form of Candida, often in combination with related microbes. These are able to change the genetic material in liver cells so that this condition can then be inherited and often runs in families.

The more serious conditions commonly arise from an uncontrolled Candida problem coming on top of inherited pyroluria. Candida toxins absorbed mainly from the intestines (e.g. acetaldehyde, tartaric acid, and arabinose, an abnormal 5-carbon sugar, disable mainly the energy production in brain and muscles, thereby re-enforcing similar problems caused by the vitamin B6 and zinc deficiency caused by pyroluria. This partnership between inherited pyroluria and acquired Candida problems in combination with Leaky Gut Syndrome underlies most of our modern diseases.

The resulting vitamin and mineral deficiencies may initially require a high intake of these vitamins, although biotin can be obtained from egg yolk, while gamma linolenic acid is highest in spirulina. With pyroluria the liver often cannot convert normal vitamin B6 or pyridoxine into the activated form Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate or P5P which should then be supplemented.

The following includes the most common symptoms associated with Pyroluria. Not all of these are present in everyone with pyroluria. If there is poor dream recall which does not greatly improve by taking 50mg or more of vitamin B6 as pyridoxine, then I would strongly suspect pyroluria, and supplement with P5P and high doses of zinc, especially if also several other of the listed symptoms are present. Start with 50mg of P5P and 30 – 40mg of zinc  – half a crushed or chewed up tablet of each at the start of breakfast and lunch.

Gradually over several weeks increase both P5P and zinc to an optimal dose at which most symptoms start improving or disappear. In mild conditions this my be almost immediately even with the initial dose, in severe cases much higher doses may be needed for several month before good progress is made. Initially too much P5P may cause overstimulation or bouts of overactivity in children, and difficulty falling asleep, especially if taken in the evening. Also cleansing reactions may occur, temporarily causing skin problems.

In addition to providing missing nutrients also focus on intestinal sanitation, anti-Candida therapy, and cleansing and activating the liver. All problems are much worse if there is in addition mercury toxicity. Even without pyroluria body builders prefer P5P because of its superior qualities in building muscles. The FDA has been petitioned by a drug company to ban the sale of P5P as it did previously with another form of vitamin B6, pyridoxamine.  Health agencies in other countries may follow. Therefore it may be prudent to stock up on it. Individuals with serious pyroluria may need it for the rest of their lives.


1. Poor dream recall (vitamin B6 deficiency)

2. White spots on finger nails (zinc deficiency)

3. Morning nausea, poor morning appetite, tendency to skip breakfast

4. Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy (B6 and zinc deficiency)

5. Pale skin, poor tanning, burns easily in the sun

6. Sensitivity to bright light (vitamin B2 deficiency)

7. Hypersensitive to loud noises (magnesium deficiency)

8. Reading difficulties (e.g. dyslexia)

9. Poor ability to cope with stress (vitamin B5 helps)

10. Mood swings or temper outbursts

11. Histrionic (dramatic) tendency

12. Argumentative, enjoys argumenting

13. New situations or changes in routine are stressful (i.e. travelling)

14. Much higher capability and alertness in the evening than in the morning

15. Poor short term memory, dementia

16. Abnormal body fat distribution

17. Rheumatoid arthritis (also needs boron/borax)

18. Dry or aging skin

19. Anxiousness or shyness

20. Reaching puberty later than normal

21. Difficulty digesting, especially proteins

22. Tendency toward being a loner or avoiding larger groups of people

23. Stretch marks on skin (zinc deficiency)

24. Poor sense of smell or taste (zinc deficiency)

25. Feel uncomfortable with strangers

26. Frequently experience fatigue, low energy

27. Tendency to overreact to tranquilizers, barbiturates, alcohol or other drugs

28. A tendency toward anaemia and allergies

29. History of mental illness, addictions or alcoholism in family

30. Easily upset by criticism

31. Sweet or fruity smell of breath or sweat when ill or stressed

32. Prone to acne, eczema or psoriasis

33. Tendency toward feeling anxious, fearful, lifelong inner tension

34. Difficulty recalling past events or people

35. Bouts of depression or nervous exhaustion

36. Prone to frequent colds or infections

37. Sun sensitivity and burns easily

38. Paresthesia (tingly sensations mainly in the extremities)

39. Poor muscle development and poor connective tissue

40. Eye, pancreas and liver problems

41. Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal problems

42. Mental diseases and emotional problems

43. Hormonal imbalances, low enzyme activity

44. Cold hands and feet, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

45. Problems with fingers and hands (B6 deficiency)

46. Symptoms of Candida

Bio-compatible Testing for Better Health and Wellbeing

By Barbara Bourke (Nutritionist)

Allergy Statistics

Estimates from a skin test survey suggest that allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States. Allergic related disease is the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. A recent nationwide survey found that more than half (54.6 percent) of all U.S. citizens tested positive to one or more allergens. I believe, from what I have seen in my clinic that Australia has the same problem. I see many adults coming for help, but what is even more alarming is the ever increasing allergic reactions in children.

It is estimated that about 3% of Australian children are suffering a peanut allergy. Australia is one of the highest on the list. Not all sufferers will show symptoms. On the other hand severe, life-threatening reactions are often the case.

In 2007, approximately three million children under the age of eighteen years (3.9%) were reported to have had a food or digestive allergy in the previous 12 months. Children with food allergy are two to four times more likely to have other related conditions such as asthma and other allergies, compared with children without food allergies.

From 2004 to 2006, there were approximately 9,500 hospital administrations per year with a diagnosis related to food allergy among children under age eighteen.

But of course, as I have stated earlier so many adults suffer allergy related problems as well. The costs associated with allergic disease are extraordinarily high. One analysis estimated it at $7.9 billion per year, of which $4.5 billion was spent on direct care and $3.4 billion on indirect costs, related primarily to lost work productivity.

Why are allergies so prevalent today?

The statistics above are an indication as to how widespread allergies have become and increasingly it is becoming a very threatening aspect to our health. However, the word allergy is frequently used incorrectly. Often it is a sensitivity we have developed over time or it is intolerance to a food, because of a missing enzyme.

A lot of people today claim they suffer from many different reactions to foods and household products. Some seem to cause pain and discomfort while others seem to aggravate existing symptoms.

Could we be allergic to the 21st century?

Over the last thirty years or more there have been huge changes in food technology. The advent of genetic modification, the addition of an ever increasing number of chemical additives, irradiation, processing, and soil depletion, have modified foods so much that they have lost a lot of their original therapeutic benefits. These changes combined with the mountain of nutritional information (or sometimes misinformation) that is in circulation today, virtually makes it impossible to determine exactly which foods are best suited to the individual.

Many people are turning to organic and gluten-free foods in an attempt to reduce the ‘reactive effects’ they are experiencing. This may work for some, but not for others — simply because whether it’s organic or not, certain foods are just not compatible with the metabolisms of certain individuals. We call these ‘bio-incompatible’ foods/products.

It all boils down to finding the answer to that single, simple question: “Is this particular type of food (in its present form) any good for my unique body?”

What makes our approach different?

Authorities have ruled that apparently there are no cures for allergic reactions. If this is correct what choice do you have to get better and relieve those various symptoms you get eating or using certain foods and products? The answer is Bio-compatibility testing. This test is all about finding the foods and products that work best for your unique body from a Naturopathic or electrical perspective. The purpose of the bio-compatible test is to feed your body with the correct nutrition it needs to repair and maintain good health, strengthen the immune system and relieve inflammation which is caused by problem foods. This is done simply by eliminating those bio-incompatible foods/products that may lead to health problems.

Do you suffer from the following? If so maybe the Bio-compatible hair test is what you need.

Asthma, Sinus and Hayfever, Rashes and itchy Skin, Arthritis, PMS, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Ear Infections, Hives, Acne/Rosacea, Tiredness, Restless Legs, Eye Infection, Psoriasis, Thrush, Nausea, Muscle Aches and Pain, Indigestion, Headaches, Migraine, Chronic Fatigue, Irritable Bowel, Candida, ADHD/ADD, Excess Mucus, Flatulence, Psoriasis/Eczema, Persistent Cough

A look at the technology behind Bio-Compatibility testing

Firstly it’s important to note that the hair analysis test is VERY different from common hair mineral analysis testing. The Bio-Compatibility System is the result of 30 years of research and development.

The technique is based on the way in which the foods and products we use affect the flow of energy through the body. If the energy systems within the body are compromised in any way by a food/product that is biologically incompatible, the cells cannot function optimally. This may lead to an immune response, inflammation, and ultimately reactive symptoms.

Here’s how our hair analysis and Bio-Compatibility programme works

Using hair samples, Bio-Compatibility testing identifies the influence (either positive or negative) that each of a wide range of foods and products has on the delivery and storage systems in each cell. In this way, we are then able to determine which foods and products should be avoided and which should be consumed/used.

I have been using Bio-compatible testing in my clinic for over six years with great success. I often combine this with a cleansing/detox program as I have found that sensitivities to foods and products often go hand in hand with Candida and other microorganism overload, leading to the ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’. I am thankful that I have discovered bio-compatible testing as well as Walter Last’s information on cleansing. Using both modalities together I am able to help so many of my clients along the way to better health and wellbeing.

For more information or for ordering the bio-compatible test please go to my website.

If you have any questions please send me an e mail. Free e books are available from the above website

 For July and August only I will refund $30.00 for each Bio-compatible test ordered from my website. You can also order the test by phone 07 49513003 You can e mail me





I regard strongly alkalizing as the first and most important step to stop tumour growth and possibly shrink tumours. Here I want to discuss some details and problems that may arise.

While I knew already for many years that tumours need an acidic environment to activate the enzymes to dissolve and invade surrounding connective tissue, I did not know the details until I read an experimental study showing the exact pH levels (acid-alkaline balance) at which tumours invade or shrink. I have discussed this in Cancer Therapy – A New Direction. In that article I mentioned a woman with stage 4 lung cancer who was free of tumours and cancer one year after start of therapy; I believe that this was mainly due to alkalizing.

Tullio Simoncini is or was an Italian doctor known for successfully treating cancer with sodium bicarbonate. When tumours were accessible such as in the gastro-intestinal tract or the uterus he bathed them in sodium bicarbonate solution. For internal tumours he infused the bicarbonate solution into blood vessels leading to the tumour. However after one of his patients died he lost his medical licence.

Easier for home treatment is Vernon’s Dance with Cancer. Vernon Johnston had stage 4 prostate cancer with bone metastases. It took him ten days to get rid of it all with high sodium bicarbonate therapy – up to 3 x 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate per day. On this website are also many success stories from others who used high-dose bicarbonate. There were several with prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma, metastatic breast cancer, and advanced melanoma. One man who had a non-specified stage 4 cancer wrote: “Killing cancer was easy compared to me quitting smoking…”

However, it is not always easy. When a big tumour breaks down very fast there can be diarrhoea, fever, headaches, and feeling rotten, but the bicarbonate seems to keep problems under control, and not everyone experiences strong reactions. When a reaction starts halve your intake of alkalizers, and if necessary halve it again, but when the reaction is over, slowly increase once more towards the highest level. Commonly it is sufficient to remain at the highest level for 4 to 5 days, and then continue for a longer time with a reduced intake to maintain a urine pH of about 7.5 to prevent re-growth of tumours.

The usual instructions are to increase the pH of urine and/or saliva to a level of 8 or higher for these 4 to 5 days to kill cancer cells and shrink the tumour. This can be checked with pH paper or stix. They are not very accurate but that is not so important. There is another more confusing problem. Normally tumours produce much lactic acid and also make the urine too acidic. However, big and fast growing tumours can lose so much potassium that the urine becomes strongly alkaline while the tumour and its surrounding remain over-acid.

Therefore, it is best to check the urine pH at the start of alkalizing therapy. If it is on the acid side or only slightly alkaline you can use pH indicators in the normal way, but if the pH is already close to 8 even without taking alkalizers then you should disregard indicator papers and just use the highest amount of alkalizers that you can tolerate. You may also do this if you cannot buy suitable indicator strips.

There is also a fluid state between normal cysts, precancerous cysts and early cancer. These conditions can easily change into each other depending on pH levels and microbial condition. In addition the use of vitamin C and MSM is important to eliminate microbes inside cells and re-establish a normal oxygen-based energy metabolism.

To reduce side-effects I normally recommend taking only a limited amount of alkalizers, such as 2 rounded tsp of sodium bicarbonate and 1 tsp of potassium citrate in addition to about 10 grams each of MSM and sodium ascorbate or buffered vitamin C (with potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium) to convert cancer cells back to normal cells. But if that does not seem to work or if you want to do it more quickly then just use Vernon’s method. To reduce problems from too much sodium with this method I would use 4 rounded tsp of sodium bicarbonate and 2 tsp of potassium citrate as the maximum dose, but this may depend on how you feel and the pH level that you can achieve. If necessary maximum level alkalizing can be repeated several times weeks or months later. Symptoms of a maximum intake have been described as tingling of the lips and oxygen euphoria in addition to less pleasant side-effects.

The most effective alkalizer, and best for advanced and fast-growing tumours, is caesium or cesium, commonly used as chloride but also as carbonate. It can have stronger side-effects than bicarbonate and is more complicated to use, see High pH Therapy for Cancer. However, medical-pharmaceutical interests have been very successful in blocking availability in the EU, Australia and NZ, while in the US it can still be bought with limitations (see Amazon). The only country in which it is cheaply and freely available is China, but it will be difficult to get through customs by mail.

A remaining question is whether to take the bicarbonate with a sweetener such as molasses, maple syrup or honey as often recommended. Some people heat sweetener and bicarbonate together while stirring, others take them together without heating. The idea is that the sweetener induces cancer cells to take up more of the sodium ions and so make them more alkaline.

I have not seen any convincing evidence that this is more effective than taking bicarbonate on its own and prefer to take bicarbonate without sweetener. However, using it with a sweetener does taste better and makes it easier to go down. For those who prefer to take it neat the best way is to get it down in one swoop, and then, before starting breathing again, drink something pleasant afterwards such as peppermint tea. In this way you may not even notice the bicarbonate.

I believe that strongly alkalizing works so well because it does not only shrink tumours but also controls inflammations and kills or controls fungi and pleomorphic microbes in the intestinal tract and the lymph system. This then gives the immune system a chance to get back in control. While strongly alkalizing tumours is a relatively quick and easy way to get rid of them, tumours may re-grow if the lifestyle is not sufficiently improved and inflammations develop again or the body become too acidic.

Periodic high bicarbonate therapy also appears to be beneficial for other health problems such as intestinal Candida overgrowth, inflammatory bowel conditions, allergies, and autoimmune diseases.

The Common Cold … by Barbara Bourke, Nutritionist

It is generally said that without treatment the common cold lasts on average 7 days and with treatment it lasts about one week. This light-hearted quip hides the enormous health damage caused by the common cold, or more specifically by its treatment. It is estimated that the common cold accounts for about 40% of time taken off work and millions of school days missed by children each year. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. The main damage is caused by antibiotic treatment. While not as excessively used at present as it was in the past, it is still quite common despite the medical knowledge that it is not effective against viruses that cause the cold. The rationale used to be that patients wanted something to be done, and also that it may prevent a potential bacterial co-infection of the lower respiratory tract.

As the common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with the average adult contracting two to four infections a year and the average child getting between 6–12 colds, it is obvious that this amounts to a huge overall prescription of antibiotics. I regard this widespread use of antibiotics as a main cause of diseases in our society (see This is due to the disruptive influence of antibiotics on our intestinal flora with a resulting overgrowth of pathogenic microbes, especially Candida and other fungi. These factors are the basic underlying cause impairing our immune system, and leading to asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases as well as contributing to the development of cancer, especially of the blood and lymph system.

According to medical theory, the nasal mucus congestion of the common cold is caused by the rhinovirus, and elaborate rituals have been devised to stop or minimize its transmission between individuals. Once I was warned by a friend, who was a medical doctor, not to come close as she had a cold. I told her that is not how it works and that I cannot “catch” her cold. To prove it I asked her to blow her nose and give me the wet tissue. I then wiped that into my nostrils, and sure enough, I did not catch her cold. I also believe that when we cannot catch a cold, we cannot catch influenza either. In the 30 years since I became aware of mucic acid I have not had influenza.

However, if you should happen to get a cold or are bothered by mucus build up the why not try the sugar cure?

The Sugar Cure

Keep a teaspoonful of sugar in the mouth and move it around slightly until it is dissolved after a minute or two, then spit it out and take another teaspoonful. Fine sugar is best for this purpose as it dissolves faster. Continue with this for several hours until the cold symptoms, such as mucus congestion of the nose and sinuses, have disappeared and you can easily breathe through the nose. This also tends to remove any headaches and other discomfort.

I have found that a heavy cold can be stopped in about 4 hours using this method – a light cold may require less time. For influenza or other persistent mucus congestion this may have to be repeated for several days. The sugar draws mucus dissolved in lymph fluid into the mouth and so gradually clears the head spaces. As a precaution, if you feel that you are susceptible to getting colds, or if you have a runny nose or other congestion of head spaces, you may use the sugar cure for one or two hours and repeat it once a week or as required.

Sugar held in the mouth does not damage the teeth as it is too concentrated for bacterial activity, just like pure honey applied to wounds. It is only after one stops the sugar cure, and remaining sugar gets sufficiently diluted in the mouth that it will encourage bacterial growth, but by then one can rinse the mouth with water. Someone who cannot or does not want to use sugar may also try salt instead, or mix salt with sugar, or use honey.

The effectiveness of the sugar cure shows that it is not the rhinovirus that is the main factor in triggering a cold but rather the presence of mucic acid congestion. This is also confirmed by findings that some individuals are carriers of this virus without getting a cold, while in others cold symptoms may be triggered by cold air without the presence of viruses.

While antimicrobial treatment may ease any symptoms attributable to the virus, it does not stop the typical mucus discharge of a cold until the congestion has been cleared. Nevertheless, with a heavy cold, influenza and other respiratory infections it may be beneficial, in addition to the sugar cure, to use an antimicrobial such as MMS or Lugol’s solution for a day or two before switching to high doses of vitamin C.

Using the sugar cure periodically is especially important for elderly individuals who are or have been regularly using milk products and now have a respiratory disease, hearing problems such as deafness, or eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma, or poor blood circulation to the brain and dementia, or a combination of any of these. As they are no longer protected by frequent colds they either need to avoid lactose-containing products or regularly use the sugar cure. With chronic congestion of the head spaces and respiratory system it is advisable to use in addition other home remedies for draining mucus, such as postural drainage, nasal irrigation and steam inhalations.

Other Options

There are natural ways we can help prevent the common cold by strengthening our immune system with supplements including, vitamin C, like sodium ascorbate, Zinc, Vitamin E and D. Also important is a good night sleep and minimise stress. Lack of sleep and stress are also known to compromise your immune system.

This is an expert from an article by Walter Last. If you would like to know why mucic acid is o dangerous to your health then read his complete article   ‘Instant Cure of the Common Cold’

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