Celery, Nitrate and the Microbiome

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This is going to sound ridiculous because of the simplicity of what I am about to write.  I recommend eating a stalk of celery everyday as one of the best actions we can take for our well-being.  However, there are many caveats to this.  I recommend using the The Wilking Protocol Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplements for at least 90 days before eating celery.  Here we go...


Nitrates fix problems in our gut microbiome.  We have been barking up the wrong tree trying to fix it with probiotics.

“Enterosalivary nitrate metabolism and the microbiome: Intersection of microbial metabolism, nitric oxide and diet in cardiac and pulmonary vascular health.”



This links shows how Nitrates kill off Pylori fast.  It has worked for me!

"Recent work from our laboratories suggested a novel host defense mechanism in the mammalian upper gastrointestinal tract.  We showed the generation of salivary nitrite in the mouth through a symbiotic relationship with facultative anaerobic bacteria on the tongue surface after ingestion of dietary nitrate."



Hemorrhoids are often treated with Nitroglycerin!  The nitroglycerin breaks down into nitric oxide.  When we ingest Nitrate, as I am proposing, it also breaks down into nitric oxide.

Nitrogylcerin as a vasodilator

Nitroglycerin as a hemorrhoid treatment.

It was found that when people took Minoxidil internally as a vasodilator, they started growing hair where they had gone bald.

Guess what we are getting in some tooth pastes.  Look under miscellaneous components to find the answer.

Before we go any further, let’s review the message we are being given by the Healthcare Industry.  Nitrates are bad for us.  You’re heard this, right, that nitrates make Nitrosamines and they will give us cancer?  WE have been told to stay away from nitrates, and they lumped together with nitrates from fertilizer in our water, and natural nitrates in our foods. 


WE need to stay away from the misinformation campaigns that treat only symptoms.  If you haven’t read this link, please do so now:

This is a lengthy but important read on the history of nitrate, plus it talks about mummies!

Here is an excerpt from the link, a writing of about 500 A.D. called the Dunhuang manuscript.

“The symptoms described by the patient, as described in the Dunhuang manuscript, suggests an advanced case of cardiovascular distress.  The colour of the fingernails (cyanosis) indicates ischaemia (lack of oxygen in the tissue) due to restricted blood flow.  Cold hands and feet are additional symptoms of this condition.  Also, acute pain suggests that the patient may be suffering from severe angina, i.e. restricted blood flow due to the narrowing of the cardiac arteries.”  

Salt – 7000 years of meat-curing

Where can we get our nitrate?  Every living organism is loaded with nitrate, so we really shouldn't need any supplementation, should we?  That may have been the case 100 years ago, but the healthcare system has become expert at interfering with our sources, and/or our natural use of it.

We are being lied to about SALTS.  Almost every essential we are taking in The Wilking Protocol,


are essentials in the form of SALTS. Nitrogen is the 4th most common element in the body. Almost all drugs mess with the nitrogen in our bodies.  We hold nitrogen in the form of Amines.

Our body gets its amines from Nitrogen.  Amines are what give us our amino acids.


“Many drugs are designed to mimic or to interfere with the action of natural amine neurotransmitters, exemplified by the amine drugs:

Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that helps to relieve allergic disorders due to cold, hay fever, itchy skin, insect bites and stings.

Chlorpromazine is a tranquilizer that sedates without inducing sleep. It is used to relieve anxiety, excitement, restlessness or even mental disorder.

Ephedrine and phenylephrine, as amine hydrochlorides, are used as decongestants.

Amphetamine, methamphetamine, and methcathinone are psychostimulant amines that are listed as controlled substances by the US DEA.

Amitriptyline, imipramine, lofepramine and clomipramine are tricyclic antidepressants and tertiary amines.

Nortriptyline, desipramine, and amoxapine are tricyclic antidepressants and secondary amines. (The tricyclics are grouped by the nature of the final amine group on the side chain.)

Substituted tryptamines and phenethylamines are key basic structures for a large variety of psychedelic drugs.

Opiate analgesics such as morphine, codeine, and heroin are tertiary amines.”


 Stop using mouthwash.  Its wrecking the microbiome.


We are being lied to about needing lots of oxygen in our GI Tract, in our intestines. I believe the more ‘oxygen’ we put into our intestines, the more likely we will suffer from some kind of facultative-bacterial infection. Facultative bacteria is a bacteria or pathogen that can live in both aerobic, and anaerobic environments. I believe by feeding facultative bacteria, we end up with a perfect breeding ground for MERr bacteria, that is bacteria that methylate mercury, and switches its DNA around in the presence of mercury to do it. So we are in essence, making a breeding ground in our bellies for bacteria that retain mercury.

What the Nitrate is doing when we swish it around in our mouth, it is starting the digestive process in our mouth, where it is supposed to start. The body begins breaking the nitrate down through the proper process. Nitrite is not what we want, and that is what should be given a bad name, because it is like getting junk food, it isn’t whole food, it is short circuiting the digestive process.

The Nitrate break down process creates an anaerobic environment in our intestines, and the nitric oxide is what is oxygenating our intestinal lining, it is what our intestines need to function properly. It doesn’t need a bunch of oxygen, it uses the oxygen from the nitric oxide to power the cells of the intestinal lining, while keeping the food in the intestines in an anaerobic environment.

Celery, Coughs and Apigenin

Is it possible that celery will help our lungs, colds, and coughs?  A client started eating celery and alerted me that she and her son’s cough was greatly reduced after eating celery.  Upon further investigation I discovered this article:

“(Celery) has been found to be extremely effective at killing ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, breast, liver, and lung cancer cells. In fact, in a recent study, celery killed up to 86% of cancer cells in the lungs (in vitro).


Apigenin appears to be the compound that is killing the cancer cells, if in fact this is what it is doing

“Apigenin may also stimulate adult neurogenesis, with at least one study claiming that apigenin "stimulate[s] adult neurogenesis in vivo and in vitro, by promoting neuronal differentiation" and may be useful "for stimulating adult neurogenesis and for the treatment of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries, by stimulating the generation of neuronal cells in the adult brain."


Celery Allergies:

Be forewarned: My wife Vanessa has had reactions to the celery.  I think the nitrate opened up the capillaries under her front teeth and a capped tooth, causing her some pain and tingling in those areas.  My wife no longer has mercury dental amalgams, but I think there may be some redistribution of mercury.  It is possible that the nitrates are killing off facultative bacteria, and the mercury is cutting loose, and she was having symptoms of mercury redistribution.

She also got a twelve-hour headache.  Exactly what is going on here, I don’t know. Is it waking up the proper bacteria in our mouths, or in our bodies?

According to Live Strong,
“Along with allergies to peanuts, celery allergies affect Americans more frequently than adverse reactions to other foods. Some people only have problems with celery at certain times of the year. This type of allergic reaction is due to cross-reactivity to birch trees or wormwood plants, which share a particular cell structure with celery.”

In Europe, because of celery allergies, celery has to be listed as an ingredient in any product that contains it.

I believe that a bad reaction to celery is more likely a reaction to the nitrates in the celery, and a persons current inability to break down the nitrate, or it gets broken down to nitrite and gets stuck there. 

In this Wikipedia article on celery, it says:
“In the past, restaurants used to store celery in a container of water with powdered vegetable preservative, but it was found that the sulfites in the preservative caused allergic reactions in some people.”


I think what may have been happening is the sulfite along with the nitrate/nitrite was giving the person a double whammy.  I am still careful about eating any fruits and veggies from a restaurant, or delicatessen, We just don’t know what they are using to preserve that fresh look.  Can you imagine what would happen to your nice green home made salad if you put it under a heat lamp for a few hours?


Folks, we need nitrate.

This is my recommendation:

Take a stalk of celery and chew it with your mouth closed.  Don't breathe through mouth.  Chew the celery until there is almost no pulp.  Keep your mouth closed as long as you can after you swallow.  See if you can pull the saliva from the back of your tongue.  Keep your mouth closed.  Don't breath through your mouth or talk for a few minutes afterwards.

As of November 15, 2017, I am eating a stalk of celery before bed, after drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of guar gum in it.  Guar gum is a prebiotic that will help build a good gut microbiome.  It is well know for being a great plant for improving the nitrogen cycle in the ground.  There is a close relationship between Guar and nitrates.


I had bleeding hemorrhoids on and off for about 6 or 7 years.  I had a duodenal ulcer for about 38 years.  I've had problems for years of having to wipe excessively when having a bowel movement, like I was pooping out my intestines. It was just a mess.  My stomach hurt non-stop with a dull ache for years.

Adding in celery to my diet has gotten the Pylori under control for me.  Pylori is associated with duodenal ulcers. The constant pain in my belly has gone away. The bloated belly did too.  The celery is natural, and the most concentrated natural form of nitrates I have found in food.

Additional links:

Impaired Sulfate Metabolism and Epigenetics: Is There a Link in Autism?
By Samanatha Hartzell and Stephanie Seneff


Anti-inflammatory actions of inorganic nitrate stabilize

the atherosclerotic plaque



When we take in Glutamate, think MSG (monosodium glutamate), many of us may be having a reaction to it because it doesn’t have a job to do.  Glutamate breaks down ammonia into urea so that it can be expelled from our bodies.

“Glutamate also plays an important role in the body's disposal of excess or waste nitrogen. Glutamate undergoes deamination, an oxidative reaction catalysed by glutamate dehydrogenase,[14] as follows:

glutamate + H2O + NADP+ α-ketoglutarate + NADPH + NH3 + H+

Ammonia (as ammonium) is then excreted predominantly as urea, synthesised in the liver. Transamination can thus be linked to deamination, effectively allowing nitrogen from the amine groups of amino acids to be removed, via glutamate as an intermediate, and finally excreted from the body in the form of urea.

Glutamate is also a neurotransmitter (see below), which makes it one of the most abundant molecules in the brain. Malignant brain tumors known as glioma or glioblastoma exploit this phenomenon by using glutamate as an energy source, especially when these tumors become more dependent on glutamate due to mutations in the gene IDH1.”

Glutamic Acid


The Truth About Beet Juice






This Wiki entry only mentions Nitric Oxide in one place, and it says that it reduces plaque.  This is the only mention of the importance of Nitrogen in the control of Atheriosclerosis in this long and exhaustive Wiki entry.

Here is a perfect example of a misinformation campaign regarding nitrates.
The mouse model shows that nitrates clearly lower arterial wall plaque.


Dr Mercola get the Nitric Oxide Moving


Written by Albert Wilking


I recommend products that are natural to our well-being, and only ones that can be found in the grocery or health food store.  Everything I recommend I do myself.  Everything I do is on my website, and everyone can use my site to get back to feeling great, naturally.  However, some people can be very deep in the woods, allergic to just about everything, while suffering from chronic pain and inflammation.  Helping people naturally, takes time, patience, attention to detail, and experience.

Albert Wilking

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Poison As Medicine  A first step in understanding Western Healthcare
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Are You Mercury Toxic? Please do this exercise
Oh Wicked Mercury!
Epsom Flush Everyone can do this number two solution
Vitamin C or Your Life
Salt Is Life
Potassium - Let The Truth Be Told

Magnesium, Inflammation and Nerves
The Power of Iodine
Celery, Nitrate and the Microbiome
Thiamine Saves

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