Benign essential tremor, also known as familial tremor or hereditary tremor is a progressive neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. As with Katherine Hepburn many people mistake this condition with Parkinson’s disease (tremor is a primary symptom of Parkinson’s Disease). Other types of tremors are progressive disorders which need to be addressed with the appropriate medical and nutritional supplements in the hope of decreasing further degradation. Some other causes of tremors are cardiovascular stroke, head injuries, multiple sclerosis, stress, overactive thyroid, Magnesium or B Vitamin deficiency.
Possible causes of tremors
Excessive consumption of stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol (detoxification), nicotine, amphetamines and corticosteroids.
Exposure to mercury or heavy metal toxicity.
Side effects of pharmaceutical medications.
Nervous system disorders
Excessive consumption of artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame
High levels of beta-carboline (Harman) from meat, soy or egg
Diet tips for nervous system health
Reduce consumption of caffeine based products
Avoid using artificial sweeteners
Stop meat, soy and eggs for a period of time
Eat Flava beans and Cowhage (Velvet bean) because they contains high concentrations of an amino acid known as L-dopa (dopamine).
Lifestyle tips for nervous system health
Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine
Treat underlying nervous system tension
Address thyroid problems
Natural remedies for nervous system health
The Amino Acid Isoleucine – a component of proteins, reduces excitation of nerve fibres
Magnesium – improves neuromuscular transmission of signals across the nerve synapses to reduce excessive muscular contraction
CoQ10 – antioxidant, provides lipids to help protect the myelin sheath (electrical conduction), electrical potentiation of nerve signals
Alpha-lipoic acid – improves synthesis of energy within the muscles, antioxidant, reduces neural damage
Lecithin – protects the nerve sheaths from degradation and helps electroconductivity of the nerves
Fish oil – improves cell to tissue communication due to Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) content, maintenance of cellular membrane structure and fluidity, decreases inflammation
Homeopathics – Agaricus, Gelsemium, Magnesium Phosphate, Stramonium, Potassium Phospate, Passiflora, Chamomilla, Zincum Met., Phosphorus or Silica. These Homeopathic remedies may help to relieve nerve tension.
Herbal medicines that may assist to support the nervous system and adrenals are Oats, magnolia, chamomile, passionflower, ginkgo, St. John’s Wort, Ma Huang, Kava, siberian ginseng, licorice, sacred basil, withania, alfalfa, lavender, valerian, skullcap, lemon balm and zyziphus.