Changes after BEAM Surgery

Change in Glucose level in the Brain

After  BEAM,  acetylcholine, (  an enzyme in the hypothalamus) has an

important role in the release of glucagon, which together with cortisol will

control the gluco-regulatory function of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid

axis in the brain. This axis is an interconnection of neuron messages

that stimulate hormone release from the three glands in the brain stem.

Acetylcholine is widely distributed in the central nervous system and

is particularly implicated in memory circuits, the reward (“reward”) response

and extrapyramidal circuits, and the peripheral nervous system at

the level of the autonomic nervous system.

Changes to the Tyrosine Function

Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid. In the brain, tyrosine is used to synthesize

a class of neurotransmitters known as catecholamine’s, which includes

adrenaline, norepinephrine, and dopamine. When adrenaline is eliminated

from the bloodstream and noradrenaline by 20 percent, the tyrosine chain

responds by producing the right amount of dopamine in the brain.

Changes to the Brain Neurons

BEAM produces a new neural oscillation (the act of regularly moving

from one position to another and back to the original position) and an

electrochemical change in the brain. The neuronal oscillation is an essential

part of the design of the brain. The neuronal oscillation facilitates

neural synaptic plasticity and consolidation of long-term information.

Neurons can generate action potentials in a sequence called multiple

spike trains that share results from changes in the electrical potential of

the membranes. These rail spikes are the basis for information transfer in

the brain and in the neural code. The spike trains can develop all kinds of

patterns, reversing rhythms, and often show oscillatory activity.

The oscillatory activity in individual neurons is also observed in subthreshold

fluctuations in membrane potentials. These rhythmic changes

in the membrane potential do not reach the critical threshold and therefore

do not give rise to the action of potential. They are synchronous

postsynaptic potentials that are intrinsic properties of the neuron.

Hormonal Changes

Changes in the circadian rhythm of cortisol levels, enhanced synaptic

plasticity, plasticity dopaminergic, HPA axis functioning, and the autonomic

system is stimulated to function with another rhythm after BEAM


Cortisol, a hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex through a psychological

circadian rhythm, modulates plastic neuronal adaptation to

environmental stimuli during the day. Conversely, high levels of cortisol

during the day and night lead to a reduction of neuronal plasticity and

the inability of neurons to express and strengthen the synapses with emotional

and negative changes and affective and cognitive functions.

The change in cortisol rhythm is one of the successes of BEAM, resulting

from the disappearance of adrenaline. Cortisol changes the circadian

rhythm to regulate glucose with glucagon, and this promotes the

hypothalamic pituitary function. This corresponds to the physiological

changes that cause immediate responses in schizophrenic patients and

Parkinson patients submitted to BEAM.

Stress as It Relates to Schizophrenia

Stress as It Relates to Schizophrenia


It is important for people to act quickly when they have schizophrenia. Things change very quickly with schizophrenia and what is possible now may not be possible in the future. Stress is an underlying factor in this.

The knowledge that stress brings on the symptoms of schizophrenia

and also is behind the first psychotic episode of schizophrenia is simple

information but not widely known.

It is very likely that stress affects all areas of the brain but particularly

the prefrontal and temporal regions: the same dysfunctional neural regions

involved in schizophrenia. The fact that this link is not so often explored

by many authors of popular theories about schizophrenia reminds

me of the old metaphor that says, “It’s difficult for the fish to see the water

around them.” Psychiatrists don’t seem to understand this simple relationship

between stress and the progression of the disease and don’t advise

their patients accordingly.

People with schizophrenia cannot overcome deep tension. For example,

recovery of self-esteem can be long term, adding to their social

isolation, sense of alienation, and social defeat. These aspects contribute

to the spiral to more stress and anxiety and a deep sense of helplessness.

(Diforio, 1997).

If I had known this when my son first showed signs of schizophrenia,

I would have directed all of my efforts to remove the stress in his life. My

son didn’t need to go to a major university, he could have returned to the

junior college near his home, which is what he wanted to do once he left

the university. Instead of encouraging him to do that and supporting him

and his defeated self-esteem, I told him it didn’t make sense for him to

return to junior college since he had already graduated with honors.

Researchers have shown that the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenaline axis

is involved in various ways during chronic stress depending on the type of

stressor, the individual response to the stressor, and other factors. Stressors

that threaten the physical integrity, are uncontrollable, or implicate trauma

may have a high profile and higher than normal levels at night, resulting

in a high level of cortisol release during the day. Controllable stressors

instead tend to produce more normal morning cortisol. The release of

the stress hormone tends to gradually reduce over the time since tension


The effect of the average levels of cortisol in schizophrenic patients

compared to controls match with people that suffer from affective disorders.

(Diforio, 1997).

The person with schizophrenia is terrified about normal existence and

its multitude of social demands coupled with an inability to communicate

with others. Parents and partners of persons with schizophrenia need to

be extremely sensitive to the reality that persons affected by schizophrenia

perceive. People with schizophrenia need to feel supported and loved

in spite of their inabilities to socialize well and to communicate. This is

why education of the parents and partners is so essential. I believe this

education is extremely lacking in modern psychiatric care, both inside and

outside of the hospital. In my case, we all walked around in the dark, ignoring

the basic symptoms until it was too late. This is a real tragedy in

the current scientific age where so much can be known about the brain

and its functions.

Patients of Dr. Mackliff and their families are filled with deep gratitude

for Dr. Mackliff for his thirty years of careful scientific work, documenting

his findings based on simple observation of his patients and what

was logical thinking and totally disconnected from my son’s condition.

After that, he isolated himself and told us lies about the education he was

pursuing. He felt like he had failed us as well as himself.

Early in Marco’s illness, Dr. Mackliff recommended that Marco not

attend the university for a year and have the BEAM surgery as soon as

possible. He said that studying uses the glucose in the brain, and this imbalance

increases the production of adrenaline, thereby increasing stress

in his body. This idea seemed too drastic to us at the time, and we had no

one to turn to. His psychiatrist flippantly said, “Perhaps, he’ll do fine,”

when Marco wanted to start at university.

Stress is a permanent condition in the person with schizophrenia.

There is too much adrenaline in the body, and this produces stress.

Research in Europe by researchers such as Jim van Os, in the Netherlands,

has highlighted the etiological importance of various psychosocial risk

factors in schizophrenia. On a biological level of analysis, much of the research

has focused on the neuroendocrine system, particularly the limbichypothalamic-

pituitary-adrenal axis (LHPA).

It is important for people to act quickly when they have schizophrenia. Things change very quickly with schizophrenia and what is possible now may not be possible in the future. Stress is an underlying factor in this. Act now to schedule the BEAM surgery for your loved one or for yourself. Educate yourself on the BEAM Procedure and write to Dr. Mackliff.


Testimonial from Eduardo, 24 year old American Man

In 2010, I took Eduardo to his regular Dr to look at his depression. Eduardo told his Dr that he wished to die and they moved him to the a mental health hospital in Torrance, California; He was there for 72 hrs, they gave him risperidone, and they told me he had schizophrenia.

I could not believe that my son had that and did not know how cruel and dangerous was schizophrenia. In Del Amo Clinica they gave him risperidone and his symptoms of schizophrenia worsened day by day, he began not to sleep, to leave with little clothes or sometimes No clothes on the street. I had to call 911 to find him, Eduardo said that my family wanted to kill him and he also tried to kill me.

He talked to himself, hallucinated that the psychiatrists only experimented  with antipsychotics and no treatment served him and that he still had the same symptoms even taking pills, He did not leave his room very little and slept only 2 hrs and sometimes not at all, On April 2018, through Suzanne Patterson I heard from Dr Mackliff and called him, In June 2018 Eduardo jumped from a 3-story balcony of the apartment where we lived and is alive miraculously. After he was given a very high dose of zyprexa 45mg having the side effects of Dystonia Akathisia and tremors,

On September 19, he was able to travel to Ecuador for the surgery of Dr Mackliff and after the surgery he slept s all night his psychosis improved by  70%.

It will take time for full recovery and today he only takes 15mg of zyprexa..I’m grateful to God, Dr Mackliff and Suzanne for this miracle of such a successful surgery, my son looks different and I am very happy to see him better day after day. …

After 8 years I returned to see Eduardo smile and his face improved. I give my testimony as a mother who loves her son, and I really recommend people with schizophrenia to be brave and do this surgery … if they have tried so much antipsychotic why not treat this that will heal them forever. My name is Olga and any question to communicate to my email


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Sharing testimony of recent patient who been submitted to BEAM

I want add one more reference for BEAM procedure, and I am quoting message that I received from patient’s father, whose son was operated  in September 2018:

“ I am very grateful to you for advising me to Dr. Mackliff, I tell him that on September 7th, my son was operated and now we see that the results are extraordinary, sincerely I went to Guayaquil with much hope and fear of failing, but now I feel  that I take the best decision of my life and the life of my son. Thank you very much , may God bless you.”



This family found about the surgery from this website, they are fluent in English, and they want to share their experience with other people who consider this option.  They are from Bolivia, they left contact WattsUP number  +5-917-740-5298

American Olga’s son had surgery September 22nd, 2018 in Ecuador

I’ll be adding a photo the day after surgery and a video of this beautiful 24 year old American boy whose mom took him for BEAM surgery. She is so grateful to Dr. Mackliff and myself for introducing her to BEAM, her contact is:

To everyone’s knowledge,  all of the American mothers so far who took their sons for BEAM surgery and from other countries, are more then great-full for the surgery.

We are very biased toward psychotropic medicines in the United States. This is programming based on huge profits for pharmaceuticals and not truth. You can contact each of these mothers for references and recommendations for BEAM.

My website has the most recent testimonials of American BEAM surgeries and the results. Stay tuned for an EXPLOSION OF BEAM SURGERIES.


An Explosion of Lives Worth Living!

Suicide Prevention Month September

Here are some shots from a 600+ person walk ‘Out of the darkness for Suicide Prevention’. We walked for my son Marco who had schizophrenia and for myself who attempted suicide in August 2018. Fountain Valley, CA in Orange County.



Marco was half Argentinean and loved soccer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Precioso, we love you forever.



Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention month. Every 12 minutes there is a suicide in America.

It can be frightening and intimidating when a loved one reveals or shows signs of suicidal thoughts. However, not taking thoughts of suicide seriously can have a devastating outcome. If you think your friend or family member will hurt herself or someone else, call 911 immediately. There are a few ways to approach this situation.

  • Remove means such as guns, knives or stockpiled pills
  • Calmly ask simple and direct questions, such as “Can I help you call your psychiatrist?” rather than, “Would you rather I call your psychiatrist, your therapist or your case manager?”
  • Talk openly and honestly about suicide. Don’t be afraid to ask questions such as “Are you having thoughts of suicide?” or “Do you have a plan for how you would kill yourself?”
  • If there are multiple people, have one person speak at a time
  • Ask what you can do to help
  • Don’t argue, threaten or raise your voice
  • Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong
  • If your loved one asks for something, provide it, as long as the request is safe and reasonable
  • If you are nervous, try not to fidget or pace
  • If your loved one is having hallucinations or delusions, be gentle and sympathetic, but do not get in an argument about whether the delusions or hallucinations are real

If you are concerned about suicide and don’t know what to do, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They have trained counselors available 24/7 to speak with either you or your loved one.

Providing Support

Even if your loved one isn’t in a moment of crisis, you need to provide support. Let her know that she can talk with you about what she is going through. Make sure that you are actively and openly listening to the things she says. Instead of arguing with any negative statements that she makes, try providing positive reinforcement. Active listening techniques such as reflecting feelings and summarizing thoughts can help your loved one feel heard and validated. Furthermore, reassuring your loved one that you are concerned for her well-being will encourage her to lean on you for support.

Be Educated

One of the best things you can do if you know or suspect that your loved one is contemplating suicide is educate yourself. Learning about suicide, what the warning signs are, and how it can be prevented can help you understand what you need to do as a member of their support system.

If Possible, Be Prepared

If your friend or family member has had suicidal thoughts in the past, it’s a good idea to have a crisis plan just in case. This means that you’ll need to work together to develop the best course of action if a crisis situation should occur.

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How to contact Dr. Mackliff & Schedule BEAM Surgery

I receive a lot of emails from people with schizophrenia or parents with children with schizophrenia who want to know more about the BEAM surgery and how to contact Dr. Mackliff in Ecuador.

The BEAM surgery was developed by Dr. Jose R. Mackliff in Ecuador and patented as an investigative treatment for schizophrenia and Parkinson diseases in 2007. Since 2007, 200 patients with schizophrenia have had the BEAM surgery with successful elimination of the symptoms of schizophrenia, and reduction and elimination of antipsychotic drug treatment.

The BEAM surgery only costs $8,000 in cash and $2,000 for the hospital stay which can be paid with a credit card. The patient and his/her caretaker must stay in Guayaquil at a hotel near the hospital for a minimum of 10 days for followup care.  The patient will be seen by Dr. Mackliff regularly and prescribed an antipsychotic medicine at a safer type and lower dosage than they were on before. The patient should remain on this dosage of medicine for one year and may taper off the amount of medicine with recommendations from Dr. Mackliff. 

Patients and family members should contact Dr. Mackliff directly by writing in English to to answer questions about the patient and the surgery. You can also write to me with any questions or problems you experience while going through this process. Surgeries can normally be scheduled within a month of request.

The best way to get a thorough understanding of the BEAM Procedure, how it works and its success in eliminating the symptoms of schizophrenia is to read the book, A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment, which I wrote and was co-authored by Dr. Mackliff and to watch the documentary film with three case study videos filmed after BEAM surgery by Dr. Mackliff in Ecuador, A Life Worth Living – Solution to Schizophrenia. Dr. Mackliff’s website, has scientific information about his treatment and a link to his medical book in English, Schizophrenia and Parkinson Surgery.

On my website are blog posts with recent patient testimonials (January 2018) and case study videos.