Biomagnetics: The Magnetic Answer
By William H. Philpott, M.D.
The Value of Using Negative Magnetic Energy in Diabetes Mellitus
Central to the non-insulin dependent diabetic (Type II diabetes) is insulin resistance. Over the past twenty years, I have tested several thousand patients for disordered carbohydrate metabolism in relationship to single-food test meals. Several hundred of these were also tested for insulin response to single-food test meals, which were also correlated with the degree of carbohydrate disorder.Testing blood sugar one hour after meals of single foods is the
most important test. Physical or mental symptoms are also examined
at the same time. Only about a third of the foods that produce
symptoms also produce a high blood sugar. All maladaptive reactions
are considered important and serve as indicators of the need for
initial avoidance and later spacing on a four-day, diversified
The primary diagnosis of these patients was a wide spectrum of physical and mental disorders, including several hundred maturity-onset diabetes cases and a few insulin dependent juvenile diabetics. From these studies, solid evidence emerged, that the insulin resistance of Type II non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus is produced by maladaptive reactions largely to foods and, to a lesser extent, common environmental chemicals.
There is a routine clearance of insulin resistance as well as the
carbohydrate disorder by avoidance of the foods and substances
evoking the maladaptive reactions, which consist of an array of
physical and emotional symptoms as well as higher-than-normal blood
The carbohydrate disorder, of brief duration, and the chronic
carbohydrate disorders justifying the diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus
Type II behave alike. Therefore, it is concluded that Diabetes
Mellitus Type II is simply an extension of these lesser carbohydrate
disorders. Both are readily reversed by avoidance of the
maladaptive reactive substance. Thus, initial avoidance (usually
three months) and later spacing by rotation with a frequency
(usually of four days or more) the symptoms and carbohydrate
reaction, both the minor and major carbohydrate disorders and the
insulin resistance, is initially corrected and remains corrected.
Unfortunately, there is a low level of awareness of the ecologic
causes of insulin resistance carbohydrate disorder. The stress of
obesity has been highlighted for its significance since some 80% of
diabetics at the time of their onset are obese. This obesity
certainly is a significant stress that could be corrected. However,
surprisingly, the insulin resistance and the carbohydrate disorder
was corrected immediately by avoidance and spacing before there was
any time for weight reduction to have occurred.
It is a strange fact of scientific medicine that this is so
little known despite the fact that a statistical verification has
been published in the right place, that is, the Journal of Diabetes.
For years, it has been the custom to consider the presence and level
of hormones and enzymes to be the producer of biological reactions,
without any consideration of an energy source making such reactions
possible. This belief in spontaneously occurring biological
responses is no longer tenable now that we understand the role of
electromagnetics as the energy that governs biological responses.
Specifically, it is the energy of magnetism which makes
biological responses possible. For years, it was customary to
consider magnetism as one unit of energy. However, it has been
demonstrated conclusively that magnetism is two energies THAT HAVE
OPPOSITE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS when these energies are separated. It
is the balance between these two energies that governs metabolism.
Magnetism is a push and pull system. The CLOCKWISE spin of a
positive magnetic field PUSHES and the COUNTERCLOCKWISE spin of the
negative magnetic field PULLS. This can be illustrated by the
energy of a moving object such as a car. The front end of a car
pushes while the back end of a car pulls, yet the moving car is one
unit of energy, however, with two opposite effects.
It also should be understood that negative magnetic fields and
positive magnetic fields are both magnetic energy with 180 degrees
opposite response in biological systems. Life energy is the balance
between these two systems. An example is acid-base balance. The
positive magnetic pole is acidifying and the negative magnetic pole
is alkalinizing in terms of biological response to single magnetic
fields from a unipoled magnet.
Biological life has a balance between acidity and alkalinity.
There is evidence that atheromatous plaques are the result of amino
acids crosslinking sulphur and fatty acid bonds when the pH of the
blood drops below normal. There is clinical evidence justifying the
conclusion that a negative magnetic field keeps the pH buffer system
intact, thus preventing crosslinking and also that thecrosslinking
can be reversed by a negative magnetic field.
Another important issue is the demonstrated evidence that the
positive magnetic pole is inflammatory- evoking and the negative
magnetic pole is anti-inflammatory and inflammatory resolving.
Understanding the oppositeness of biological responses evoked by the
separate positive and negative magnetic fields is critically
important, because with this knowledge, exposure of tissues to
single magnetic poles can provide a predictable, governing
capability over the biological responses being evoked in those
It has been my custom to routinely correlate saliva pH with
maladaptive reactions to foods and chemicals. These reactions are
routinely acid. They can be controlled by a negative magnetic
field. Inflammation and an associated acidity can be controlled by
exposure to a negative magnetic field. How can we understand the
cause of insulin resistance being caused by maladaptive reactions to
foods, chemicals and inhalants?
The formulation is on this order:
these maladaptive reactions, whether they be allergic,
addictive, toxic or otherwise unexplainable inflammatory
reactions, cause an inflammation edema of cells and whole tissue
groups to occur.
Insulins' assignment is to carry blood glucose through the cell
wall into the cell. A cell and its membrane that is swollen
cannot make proper use of insulin, thus the blood sugar remains
in the blood and is not transferred into the cell.
When these cells or tissues are placed in a negative magnetic
field, the inflammatory edema is corrected and insulin works as
it should. Therefore, not only should we use avoidance and
spacing of maladaptive reacting substances, but also tissue
exposure to negative magnetic field energy to make a correction
of the insulin resistance in maturity-onset diabetes mellitus.
Exposure to negative magnetic field energy ahead of a meal has
been conclusively demonstrated as materially reducing the
chances of a maladaptive reaction to foods.
Maladaptive reactions to most environmental substances are
essentially the same process as maladaptive reactions to foods. If
and when a reaction does occur, it can readily be corrected by
placing those reactive tissues in a negative magnetic field. The
inflammatory reactions occurring due to the diabetes mellitus
disease process reduce oxygen to tissue, encourage invasion of
microorganisms (viruses, fungi and bacteria), produce inflammation
of arteries with atheromatous plaque buildup and create many other
tissue and nerve degenerative disease processes of diabetes
However, the most important thing we can understand is that this
diabetes mellitus disease process exists because there is an
imbalance between the positive and negative magnetic field energies
where positive magnetic energy has the ascendancy over the negative
magnetic energy. Direct tissue exposure to negative magnetic energy
can do much to correct this magnetic energy imbalance disorder.
Before starting deliberate food testing, it is necessary to go
through five days of either fasting or preferably the infrequent
eating of foods. During this five day avoidance period, it is
important to be monitoring the saliva pH, and if the saliva pH drops
below 6.4, then it is important to take sufficient soda bicarb
frequently enough to keep the saliva pH at about, and preferably
It can also be helpful to provide during the first three days for
intravenous Vitamin C (12 .5 grams), B-6 (100mg), B-5 (200mg),
Calcium (250mg) and Magnesium (250mg).
It requires a month of four meals per day to go through the
deliberate food testing. It is well, but not always necessary, to
have the usual classical examination for inhalants. The inhalants
are not usually highly significant. It is largely the reactions to
food that is significant.
An insulin-dependent diabetic cannot be tested this way and the
foods must be tested otherwise than by deliberate food tests. It is
significant to run IgG food tests and honor the evidence of IgG
allergic reactions to foods. It should be understood, however,
that initial maturity-onset diabetics become insulin dependent only
after a long period of degeneration. Two-thirds are not insulin
dependent, even though they are taking insulin.
This can soon be discovered as a person tries the five days of
avoidance. Regular insulin can be used to cover the insulin needs
when it is demonstrated that this is necessary. It is important to
study the diabetic for nutritional disorders of vitamins, minerals,
amino acids and essential fats. Quantitative studies for these
should be done. It is also important to do functional studies for
B-6 by the Tryptophan Loading Test and the EGPT. Folic Acid needs
should be examined by the FIGLU Test and B-12 needs by the
Methylamalonic Acid spillage of the urine. It can be demonstrated
that there usually are enzyme disorders by studying assays for ESOD,
MAO and lipid peroxide.
This helps explain the persons weakness and reduced ability for
processing toxins. These tests also serve as a way to monitor
improvement during treatment. If there is any historical reason to
examine for toxins, they should be examined for, especially spillage
of lead in the urine. The infectious state should be assessed. This
especially includes viral infections, including Herpes Simplex,
Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalo, HHV-6 and Coxsackie virus. These can be
examined for antibody levels to determine current activity.
Candida should be studied by culture from the vagina, the rectal
area, the stool, the mouth as well as antibody studies. Both the
citric acid cycle and urea cycle are disordered in diabetes
mellitus. To test for the rise in ammonia caused by the urea cycle
disorder, it well to test both arterial and venus ammonia two hours
after an 80% protein stress meal.
It has been said that to understand diabetes is to understand
disease. Virtually any metabolic system or any organ can
deteriorate with diabetes. Micro-organism infections flourish in
diabetes. Atherosclerotic development is accelerated in diabetes.
Muscle waste (amyotrophia), nerve degeneration (neuropathy) and
varied inflammatory reactions develop in diabetes.
Negative magnetic energy can be quite valuable in treating many
of the complications of diabetes mellitus, especially such as
infections, pain, atherosclerosis, etc. An elderly man with gangrene
of a foot was undergoing EDTA chelation which was not adequately
handling this problem. The gangrenous foot was so severe that the
foot was scheduled to be surgically removed in one week.
The negative pole of a 4 X 6 X 1/2", 3950 guass ceramic magnet
was placed twenty-four hours a day on the sole of the infected foot.
Within one week, the improvement was so substantial that the foot
was not removed. An elderly, deteriorated diabetic man with diabetic
neuropathy had severe burning pain in his feet for which he had
found no relief. Each foot was placed on the negative poles of a 4
X 6 X 1/2", 3950 gauss ceramic magnetic. In a few minutes, the pain
left. He remained pain free for several hours. When the pain
returned, it was again relieved with the negative magnetic field.
Surprisingly, after a few days of treatment, the pain did not
At seventy, a man with atherosclerotic heart disease had a
multiple by-pass operation. At seventy-two, his heart pain
returned. He was unsteady on his feet and would stumble, his speech
was thick, he would get lost in even familiar surroundings and he
was chronically depressed. At seventy-four, he started magnetic
therapy treatment by sleeping with magnets at the crown of his head
and a magnet over his heart during his waking hours. When seen a
week later, his symptoms had disappeared. At one month, he was
observed to have no pain in his heart, steady on his feet with no
shuffling or stumbling, speech was distinct, he was smiling,
socially assertive and there was no evidence of depression.
Of prime importance is the initial avoidance of foods, chemicals
and inhalants that evoke symptoms and/or disordered carbohydrate
metabolism. Minor reactive foods can be returned to the diet within
six weeks and major reactors, as noted, usually within three months.
Ninety-five percent of the foods to which a person has been
demonstrated to be reactive can be returned to the diet on a once-
in-four-day basis rotation without the reoccurrence of symptoms
and/or hyperglycemic reactions. Interestingly enough, this also
includes free sugars. The sugars need to be separated into their
respective original sources for the purpose of rotation such as
corn, cane, beet, maple and honey, which needs to be separated
according to where it was gathered.
A person may react to a honey from their own locality but not to
a honey from a locality away from where they live. It is also
important that the honey not be heated. The digestive enzymes in
honey are observed to help prevent the maladaptive inflammatory
reaction. It is of interest to note that seldom does a maturity-
onset diabetic react to maple sugar.
It is of prime importance to keep the excess of biological
positive and the deficiency of negative magnetic energy in balance.
This is achieved by one-half hour exposure to negative magnetic
fields ahead of a meal, one hour before going to bed and exposure of
the crown of the head while asleep, and by relieving symptoms when
The atherosclerosis that develops in diabetes can materially be
helped with negative magnetic energy. There is substantial clinical
evidence that atheromatous plaques are dissolved by prolonged (three
to six months) direct exposure to negative magnetic field energy.
Furthermore, the pain of local hypoxia due to atherosclerosis is
relieved by direct exposure of the painful area to a negative
magnetic field. The mental confusion, disorientation and depression
of cerebral atherosclerosis is remarkably reduced or even completely
relieved by sleeping at night with negative magnetic energy at the
top of the head.
Neuropathy pains in the feet can be remarkably relieved by
placing the feet on the negative pole of a 3950 gauss, 4 X 6 X 1/2"
ceramic magnet. Gangrene of the feet has also been successfully
reversed with this same magnet. Infections (fungal and bacterial)
are treated with twenty-four hour negative magnetic field exposure
until the infection has disappeared.
These are solid state permanent magnets. The magnets are flat-
surfaced with poles on opposite sides.
(1) 4 x 6x /2" ferrous ceramic magnets of 3950 gauss.
(2) 2 x 5x 1/2" ferrous ceramic magnets of 3950 gauss.
(3) 2 x 1-3/8 x 1" ferrous ceramic magnets, about 4000 gauss.
(4) .866 x .375" round Neodymium, about 12000 gauss.
(5) 3 x 6x 1/8" plastiform, about 2000 gauss.
(6) 2 x 24 x 1/8" plastiform, about 2000 gauss.
(7) 2 x 3 x 1/8" plastiform, about 2000 gauss.
PRE-MEAL TREATMENT OF ONE-HALF HOUR:
Abdomen: A 4 x 6 x 1/2" magnet on mid-abdomen over umbilicus
Spleen : A 4 x 6 x 1/2" on left side of back, rising the long way
from lower edge of rib cage.
Liver : A 4 x 6 x 1/2" magnet on the right front side, rising
the long way from lower edge of rib cage.
Head : A 3 x 6 x 1/8" plastiform magnet on back of head at
junction of skull and neck. It is well to reinforce
this with a round neodymium magnet placed in the center.
Alternatives are to use cubes bi-temporally or the
plastiform and neodymium on the forehead.
ONE HOUR IN THE EVENING BEFORE GOING TO BED:
Use placement as described above for pre-meal and add a 3 x 24 x
1/2" plastiform down the spine. A 2 x 1-3/8 x 1" cube on anterior
neck on each side of larynx can be held in place with an elastic
To initiate sleep, it is well to use a 2 x 5 x 1/2" magnet on the
Four 4 x 6 x 1/2" magnets in a carrier holding the magnets upright
one inch apart within three inches of the top of the head.
During the day:
Wear a 2x3x1/8" plastiform over the heart (left shirt pocket or left
bra cup). Do not use with a pacemaker.
Use appropriate magnet over the symptom and with sufficient duration
and frequency to reduce symptom, such as pain, inflam-mation,
infection, edema, etc.
MAGNETIC POLARITY DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS ARTICLE
This is to avoid the semantic confusion when referring to north and
Negative magnetic polarity energy:
This is identified either as the side of a flat-surface
magnet with poles on opposite sides or as the end of a bar
magnet that registers negative (-) on a magnetometer. This
is also the same energy as the true physical north magnetic
pole of the earth.
This is opposite to the north seeking pole of a compass
needle, which was originally wrongly named north pole, when,
in fact, the north seeking pole of a bar magnet (compass
needle) is south pole, since opposites attract.
Positive magnetic polarity energy:
This is identified either as the side of a flat-surface
magnet with poles on opposite sides or as the end of a bar
magnet that registers positive (+) on a magnetometer.
This is also the same energy as the true physical south
magnetic pole of the earth. This is the same as the north
seeking pole of a compass needle. A positive compass needle
pointing north, which was misidentified as north pole by
navigators, is in fact a south pole seeking the north pole of
This follows the recommendations and use of several authors,
especially those interested in the biological responses to
magnetism, electricity and ionization and provides the consistency
of parallel biological responses to the specific separate pole
and/or energy of positive and negative electricity, magnetism and
Negative parallels are the negative pole of a DC circuit, negative
pole of a magnet and negative ionization. Biological responses to a
negative magnetic field, negative electric pole and negative
ionization are parallel.
Positive parallels are the positive pole of a DC circuit, positive
pole of a magnet and positive ionization. Biological responses to a
positive magnetic field, positive electric pole and positive
ionization are parallel.
Dr. William Philpott has been a pioneer in orthomolecular psychiatry
and medicine. No longer in private practice, Dr. Philpott devotes
his time to raising health consciousness through his writings and
teachings as a seasoned speaker at health and medical meetings
throughout our country. He also has been appearing on various radio
talk shows. Dr. Philpott has written and sent to your editor several
articles on Biomagnetics that are going to be published regularly in
HC! I find that he writes with a great clarity and understanding of
his topics. I have been a student of Dr. Philpott since the early
1970s when I first began to hear his talks at meetings of various
alternative health organizations, especially the International
Academy of Preventive Medicine, the Orthomolecular Medical Society
and the Academy of Orthomolecular Psychiatry. Dr. P. is author of
three great booksBrain Allergies: The Psychonutrient Connection,
Victory Over Diabetes, and his latest, The Biomagnetic Handbook. I
encourage you to read each of these. The latter, as well as
magnets, are available through HC as well as through :
17171 29th Street
Choctaw, OK 7302
Klonowski, W. and Klonowski, M.,Journal of Bioelectricity, Aging
Processes and Enzymatic Proteins. 4(1), 93-102 (1985).
Philpott, William H., Victory Over Diabetes, Keats Publishing Co.,
New Canaan, CT, 1982 (1991 paperback with new chapter on
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Specific Foods Versus GTT. 30: Supplement 1, 1981.
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