May 2022
Tips to Maximize your Results with Respen-ATM
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Pyroluria is a genetic metabolic condition long recognized by the field of orthomolecular medicine and orthomolecular psychiatry. As many as 50% of those with autism, 40% of alcoholics, 70% of schizophrenics, 70% of persons with depression and 30% of persons struggling with ADD may have pyroluria underlying these conditions and make them very difficult to reach with traditional and even holistic therapies. But pyroluria isn’t limited to these populations. As much as 10% of the population may have this metabolic condition and not know it…but may have lifelong symptoms associated with it that tend to worsen with age…and stress.

The symptoms of Pyroluria are very similar to many of the symptoms associated with autism. In general, these symptoms have a mysteriously intractable quality to them, and may lead to lifelong issues with severe inner tension, ongoing anxiety, poor stress tolerance (with added stress of any kind making the symptoms worse), digestive issues and difficulty digesting protein, frequent colds and infections, joint pain or stiffness, acne, eczema or psoriasis, mood swings and reactivity, poor short term memory, and a tendency in many to lean towards being a loner…among many other potential symptoms.

Pyroluria is the result of a buildup of the waste products, called kryptopyrroles, from the production of hemoglobin. Kryptopyroles don’t really serve any useful biological purpose, and are normally excreted by most of us uneventfully. In someone with Pyroluria, however, these kryptopyrroles don’t get excreted and will tend to build up–even more so under stress of any kind. Kryptopyrroles have a tendency to bind very strongly with things like Zinc and vitamin B6, making these largely unavailable to the body…which is a very big problem. Zinc and B6 are nutrients critical for the functioning of the entire body and mind–including digestion, immune system, cognitive functioning and emotions. Over time, deficiencies can really take their toll on the way one feels and functions, and have serious consequences. Often, people will go for years suffering the effects of Pyroluria regardless of what therapies they try or how well they eat.

The following includes the most common symptoms associated with the condition Pyroluria. If you answer “yes” to 15 or more of these then further testing may be worthwhile:


1.        Little or no dream recall
2.        White spots on finger nails
3.        Poor morning appetite +/- tendency to skip breakfast
4.        Morning nausea
5.        Pale skin +/- poor tanning +/- burn easy in sun
6.        Sensitivity to bright light
7.        Hypersensitive to loud noises
8.        Reading difficulties (e.g. dyslexia)
9.        Poor ability to cope with stress
10.     Mood swings or temper outbursts
11.     Histrionic (dramatic) tendency
12.     Argumentative/enjoy argument
13.     New situations or changes in routine (i.e., traveling) particularly stressful
14.     Much higher capability and alertness in the evening, compared to mornings
15.     Poor short term memory
16.     Abnormal body fat distribution
17.     Belong to an all-girl family with look-alike sisters
18.     Dry skin
19.     Anxiousness
20.     Reaching puberty later than normal
21.     Difficulty digesting, a dislike of protein or a history of vegetarianism
22.     Tendency toward being a loner and/or avoiding larger groups of people
23.     Stretch marks on skin
24.     Poor sense of smell or taste
25.     Feel very uncomfortable with strangers
26.     Frequently experience fatigue
27.     A tendency to overreact to tranquilizers, barbiturates, alcohol or other drugs (in other
words, a little produces a powerful response)
28.     A tendency toward anemia
29.     History of mental illness or alcoholism in family
30.     Easily upset by criticism
31.     Sweet smell (fruity odor) to breath or sweat when ill or stressed
32.     Prone to acne, eczema or psoriasis
33.     A tendency toward feeling anxious, fearful and carrying lifelong inner tension
34.     Difficulty recalling past events or people
35.     Bouts of depression or nervous exhaustion
36.     Prone to frequent colds or infections

Again, if you have answered yes to 15 or more of these then consider testing further using a urinary screening test for the presence of elevated kryptopyrroles via Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kansas (Phone: 316-682-3100 or 1-800-447-7276). Here is their website for more information. Pyrroles 1 Collection Test Info.

If you feel that your child’s improvements have reached a plateau, or that there seems to be some hurdle they just can’t get over, it may be this common, co-existing condition called Pyroluria. You can pay for the urine screening to determine if your child has Pyroluria, OR you can save time and money by testing on your own. The treatment for Pyroluria is daily supplementation of less than 50 mg Zinc, 30 mg vitamin B6- in the form of pyridoxal 5-phosphate (p-5-p), AND eating foods high in arachidonic acid, which are eggs, butter, red meat and liver. If your child won’t eat these foods, you can buy a supplement of arachidonic acid from Molecular Nutrition called X Factor. It is available in 250 mg soft gel caps at:

Put the Zinc and p-5-p to the test. Give them in the morning, and wait at least 30 minutes for results. If you notice improvement in your child's behavior, they have Pyroluria. If you notice no changes, your child probably doesn't have Pyroluria.

Based on results, if my son forgets to take his Zinc (he doesn't take B6 as it negates his PST disc), he is argumentative beyond belief, and everything that goes wrong is everyone else's fault- he will not claim personal responsibility for ANYTHING. His attitude is sour and mean, and he will not stop talking back if his life depended on it. Within 30 minutes of Zinc, he is compliant, helpful, sweet, focused and polite. For us, Zinc brings peace and harmony. I encourage you to find out if your child can be helped with them, too! (see, also, Feedback Corner for another parent's experience with zinc)

A website to learn more about Pyroluria is
Disregard the website advice on other supplements, as Respen-A is negated by the oils.

(Submitted by Kerri McCormick)

When a person is using the PST disc do we still have the same issue with conversions in terms of 5-HTP? I know that meat is not an issue with the PST. Just wondering about this piece?

You remember that The PST is just removing the inhibition on the MAO-A by high phenols. The Respen-a speeds up the MAO-A breakdown of serotonin into its active aldehyde so the Respen-a can burn through the serotonin but this is not the case with the PST.

Will Abilify or Prozac inhibit MAOA?


Elaine, is gamma amino butyric acid (as Pharma GABA) OK? I’m guessing no. What about phosphatidyl serene at 50 mg? This is a supplement and has many things and these are the two that I question. There is one amino acid, L-theanine at 100 mg. It’s not on the list but I know that you have mentioned amino acids are a problem.

GABA boosts MAO-B activity so it should be avoided. Phosphatidyl serene and L-theanine are okay but again it would be best to avoid all supplements.

Should the calcitonin only be used to during the day? Will it interfere with the parathyroid if used at night?

I don’t think it will interfere with the parathyroid but it is made by the thyroid which is more active during the day so best to mimic nature.

Do these medications inhibit MAO-A: Claritin, Metoprolol, which is a blood pressure medication, omeprazole. and ezetimibe, which is a cholesterol lowering medication?

No problem with any of these.

Do you think rosacea could be a symptom of phenols? I checked the list of symptoms, which includes red face/ears, so I think it’s possible especially since I did not benefit from other treatments for rosacea.

It's definitely worth testing. PLEASE let us known if you see success so that we can spread the word!

Elaine, if I use too much thyroid medication, can it shut down the receptors to where my thyroid is not working?


If I am only using the T3 disc, will it change my numbers so they can be normal again?


Hi Elaine. I just sent a short video to you. My son is clenching his teeth and this just started recently. Is it some kind of seizure?

He may need some more magnesium. Deficient magnesium can cause teeth grinding.

Hi Elaine, with the AM4 for dementia, is it every day or one day on two days off?

Still one day on and two days off, unless you see that they don’t do as well the second day off, then go to every other day.

Hi Elaine, I was going back to do some more reading and couldn’t find the newsletter that I'd started reading when I contacted you before. Have you written on the PST patch? I find this information very interesting. I just randomly read a newsletter from 2018 and it was so good! I’d love to have all this information together! Have you written a book?

This was the newsletter:
August 2018 Respen-A™ Newsletter
MAO-A; The Tree of Life

I Had to go to the store this morning to get the zinc to test for pyroluria. I really didn’t think I would be able to tell if it worked, because my son was heading off to program, and he was already very argumentative. Right before he left, I had him call my phone in the microwave… testing to see if the microwave seal was broken per the newsletter article…. It didn’t ring! 

Then his ride was here, and he wanted to bring something with him. He picked it up and asked if he could bring it, and I said no. Typically, if he’s in this space, he would continue to argue. He put it down and said, "OK". I said, "Wow, you didn’t even argue!" And he said, "I wanted to!"

That is enough for me. I know how he would’ve responded. And I know that he does not like to be that way or feel that way! It was very amazing, because I really thought there was no way the zinc would work that fast before he left for program. It worked perfectly! And, like you said, especially that he added that he wanted to argue. I absolutely knew it worked, because he has not been in a space where he can control the arguing, although he can a bit more with other people. 

Wow, wow, wow! If you have time this weekend, we should have a quick conversation. I wish I had stumbled upon, or read, the newsletters before, and watched the videos and webinars that are on the Respen-A website. Talking with Elaine is absolutely wonderful, but this is, like, amazing! It’s putting together everything in my head, and how I had felt about not wanting to go down rabbit holes, or just taking care of one problem and creating another problem! I work in education. I used to work in special ed, and I work in crisis at least one day a week. Hence, why I’m so frustrated and I feel so bad for people not getting the help they need! 

It’s so funny, because there’s so, so much information, and it's quite overwhelming, but as parents and as mothers, we know our kids best! After working in crisis, I’m not as frustrated with doctors as I used to be, because it takes time for them to explain things to us- just like it takes time for Elaine to explain things-, time, AND information that they don’t have. What is so much more frustrating is the money that parents will pay out for all the therapies and workers in hopes of seeing progress, while just masking symptoms rather than getting to root causes. This is especially heartbreaking for the individuals, like my son, that could be independent with any help that gets to the root cause! Back to the videos and webinars! 
Talk soon!

*High copper can cause frequent urination.

*When using the PST disc, you don't have to worry about eating a daily serving of meat like you would with the Respen-A Disc.

*Olive oil is a perfect choice as an oil as it is a monounsaturated will NOT inhibit MAO-A.

*Powdered calcium is NOT soluble- it does NOT dissolve in liquids. IF you plan to use powdered calcium for your child then the best way to have them swallow every last bit is to have them eat something that you have mixed the powder into, e.g., sprinkle on toast with cinnamon sugar, mix into applesauce or pudding. If your child does not consume all of the calcium necessary to make the Respen-A Disc viable then he will have symptoms of low calcium (irritability, increased aggressiveness, and stiffness) as well as high magnesium (diarrhea).
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