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The most effective technique that I know of for sinus, tooth and eye problems is the hot/cold soak. This one is an easy, effective, cheap treatment that you can do at home. It helps for allergies, bacterial, fungal or viral infections, abscesses, ear infections and anything else associated with the head where many prescription drugs fail to penetrate quickly.
The connection between parasites and health problems is very strong. This concept is very accepted in third world countries but ignored in developed countries. Why? And with as many outdated water-treatment systems, international travel, imported food and use of massive amounts of antibiotics, our bodies are very susceptible to parasites. I read one resource that stated that as many as 73% of people struggle with symptoms caused by parasites that lead to weight gain. As a veterinarian, I’ve found that parasites are very common and I recommend routine worming once or twice a year to keep my animal patients (and myself) healthy.
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Acid water: While many, if not most drinking water sources in the US are slightly alkaline, many, many others are slightly-to-very acidic. Water from shallow wells, springs, rivers, creeks, lakes are very likely to be acidic. It’s best to check your water and know approximately what the pH of it is. The pH of water can change from season to season and your body can handle acid water to some extent but drinking acid liquids over time can wreak havoc on your body.
Is your body acid? How do you alkalize your body? What are the symptoms of an acid body? Do you cry often? Have skin problems such as acne or psoriasis? Stiff Joints? Blurred vision? You might have an acid body. How to self-diagnose and repair an acid body with foods.
Health in the News: Sniff Test for Alzheimer’s “Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and now...
Tan Chin? No Energy? You May Have Iron Deficient Anemia. Sometimes I see clients with that characteristic tan mark around their cheeks and chin indicating early iron deficient anemia. When this happens the client is feeling run down, but not run down enough to cause them to go to a doctor’s office–yet. It’s my job to help the person supplement their diet so they don’t have to take iron pills, which can be harmful on the system…especially for iron, if a little is good, a lot is not better!
Aneurisms may be tender to the touch and may cause excruciating, boring pain. I have felt aortic aneurisms by laying my fingertips lightly just above the belly button. High blood pressure can cause pulsing, but with an aneurism you can often feel a pounding pulse that is just not normal. I noticed, with my vascular challenge that I had lots of nosebleeds as a child and I bruised very easily. I remember going for a check-up once. The doctor looked at my bruised body (it was summer, and I had been doing a lot of gardening,) and asked me, “Is everything OK at home?” As if my husband was beating me!
Antacids-11 Potential problems associated with frequent or long term use of antacids in general include: 1.Poor digestion leading to allergies, bloating and gas. 2.Diarrhea, loose/watery stools and abdominal bloating form when large partially digested food particles ferment and draw extra fluid into the large intestine creating gas and watery stools. 3.Decreased absorption of a variety of nutrients such as folic acid, vitamin C, beta carotene, iron, calcium magnesium and zinc. 4.Increased risk of food allergies. 5.Reduced effectivenessof the antacids with long term use because the stomach can eventually compensate for extended use of antacids.
6.Increased risk of gastro-intestinal infections. 7.Bloating: Antacids containing sodium bicarbonate and calcium bicarbonate release carbon dioxide as they neutralize stomach acid. This may cause bloating in the stomach as well as cause an increased production of . . .
This is a recipe the hospice angel gave my father to help him through the last few weeks of his journey with cancer. He liked it and you will like it, too. And it works.
I see the gambit of Vitamin D recommendations as well. Some doctors recommend mega daily doses with no end point and others recommend a once or twice weekly dose for 2-3 months. Most often, the people who consult with me who are on vitamin D supplements test they don’t need them. The same goes for fish oil supplements. Some of these vitamin D supplements are made from lanolin or the skin of cattle and some are not sulfated. A sulfur molecule acts with the vitamin D by connecting with an LDL cholesterol molecule for transport through the body. The more synthetic the supplement, the fewer peoples bodies like them.
In general for arthritis, cats don’t do well on MSM, dogs do well on the “Old Dog Formula” and Glucosamine, and humans usually need a combination of 2-4 products for several months at a time. Now, there are some supplements I find that don’t work–like chondroitin, for the general population. And sometimes we need to treat other organs to help the calcium process better. These things we will find during the consult.
Yucca root (Yucca aloifolia) capsules: Great for inflammation and swelling associated with arthritis. Eating for your blood type really helps. Many people and dogs (but not cats) do well with MSM.
Prognosis for asthma is good with treatment. The medical profession says there is no cure for asthma but I believe differently. The key is to track down the triggers and eliminate or minimize them from your life with whatever method works for YOUR body.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the years wishing I could see auras and spending money on videos, books, and really cheapo (but expensive) blue glasses so I could learn how to see the aura consistently, but I have not been able to see auras consistently as of yet. The one thing I did notice when studying all these materials was none of the resources really provided a full list of the colors and how to interpret them. That really bugged me, so I took a few days and gleaned the internet finding resources on the color combinations.
As a natural health care practitioner, I go ahead and tell the client that they have bad breath (halitosis) and that it will clear if they do the work. I tell them that it will be used as an indicator of health as we go along. I feel it is part of my job as their health care practitioner. I can usually tell by the smell of the breath where the source of the problem is coming from…
If you know of someone with this condition, you can be sure that their lives are totally centered around where all the toilets are—even when taking short trips. Interstitial cystitis is defined as recurring pain or discomfort in the bladder and surrounding pelvic (perianal) regions in both men but mostly women over the age of 30. This condition is a sign of a toxic body and is often associated with other inflammatory conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Interstitial Cystitis causes scarring and stiffness of the bladder which affects the nerves in that area that signal the need to urinate. Some people with this condition have been known to need to use the bathroom up to 60 times within a 24 hour period—as you can imagine this interferes greatly with any social, work and sexual intimacy situations.
High blood pressure or hypertension. What if there was a way to find out the core causes of your hypertension and address them? Wouldn’t that be easier, cheaper and more empowering? Well, we CAN find the core causes for most of you. Some of these causes you can easily deal with and make appropriate lifestyle changes. Some are more difficult to get under control. Ultimately, though, the natural methods are healthier and even if you have to continue taking some kind of blood pressure medication, it will be one with fewer side effects that will do the job.
I have so many projects going at once that I need all the brain power I can get. Riboneucleic acid by Standard Process Labs helps me to stay focused, multi-task, and keep “all my plates spinning.” I just see and know that this product works. We take it, and I recommend it for many of my clients. We live in a society that is bent on slowly eroding our brains with sprays, additives, electromagnetic fields and dyes. Let’s face it. . .we need all the help we can get.
Eliminate the metaphors in your vocabulary that focus energy on the chest and breast area. For example: “Good Grief.” “Let me get this off my chest.” And other phrases associated with grief, sadness and yearning. Our words are very powerful. What we say manifests within our body. When we bottle up emotions inside us having to do with grief it damages the body.
Breathing and Meditation go hand in hand and are essential for optimal health. How do YOU meditate? What works for you? What do you feel in your body? I know I’m not the only one to admit that I have a difficult time meditating. Here are some answers I received from the above question on an interactive Conscious Evolution (way back when) in addition to my own exploration on the topic the last couple of decades. I hope one of these methods will help you on your meditative journeys.
Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Life: Building the habits of health Even in times of dearth there are things you can do to step closer to your health goals by: Choosing to believe in the process even when you think your program is not working (law of attraction) Doing...
About 95% of my clients who have cancer have had three or more of the following six factors for an extended period of time before the body has overworked itself so much that too many cells freak out and cancer occurs. The six most common core causes of cancer are. . .
e (CHS) Vomiting and nausea as an overdose symptom from ingesting marijuana is on the uptick in our society. It has not been a syndrome much studied or even considered as marijuana is not legal in most states at this time and is also classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule I drug (drugs which have a high potential for abuse and no medical application or proven therapeutic value). Most American believe this to be untrue from what I hear and read. Side effects and benefits of using marijuana. . . .
So what health challenges CAN natural medicine help? Well, our individual gifts influence what cases we will be better at than others but in general, these are the cases I like doing and have had success with. . .
Radiation Shields and cell phone usage: People ask me all the time if they should put those radiation shield gimmicks on their phones, computers and other electrical equipment. Save your money. These shields give us a false sense of security by reducing connection quality. The phone is then forced to transmit at higher powers with higher radiation.
The Chakra System is comprised of a series of swirling energy fields. Each chakra influences our body and the diseases it manifests. Sometimes chakra work is the key to the underlying cause of disease.
By showering in chlorinated and chloramine-laced water we are directly exposing ourselves through the skin and respiratory tract with a concentration of chlorine equaling up to 50 glasses of chlorinated water a day! Just one more major chemical we are exposing ourselves to. It is important to get and use a good shower filter! You can purchase a good one for about $40.
Chlorine in drinking water. ..OK, so why not just minimize the exposure and shower or bathe less frequently? Well, 30% of all body toxins are excreted through the largest organ of our body–the skin. Bathing every day can be a critical key for those with chronic diseases and for those who want to prevent disease. Not bathing can increase the acid buildup in our body. Disease processes thrive in acid environments.”
Coconut Products Coconut products seem to be all the rage these days. I believe the Nursery industry is the root of this as they feel we are running out of peat moss. Coconut coir is more sustainable, cheaper and the product takes about 2 more years to break down than...
Now why would anyone want to do an enema, let alone a coffee enema? Well. . . Coffee enemas are used routinely in the process of detoxification to stimulate the liver, control pain, nausea, general nervous tension and depression. To make enemas the most effective, the patient should lie on their right side with both legs drawn up close to the abdomen. . .The caffeine is absorbed from the fluid within ten minutes through the hemorrhoidal veins directly and is then transported directly through the portal veins and into the liver. This stimulates the production of bile and gets that elimination system moving.
It’s amazing how many people don’t understand the difference between colds and flu and viral vs. bacterial infections, so lets review that first. . . Bacterial infections are often associated with colds: Bacterial signs and symptoms include. . . Viral infections are usually responsible for flu symptoms: Flu symptoms include. . . So, here’s what’s working for most people. . .
Are you color blind? Well, if you haven’t heard, there’s a new game in town to help you see the red and green colors as everyone else sees them. In the United States alone, 8-12% of all men and 1% of all women are color blind. Enchroma glasses work by shielding your...
Common Drinking Water Contaminants: In today’s industrialized society we use over 75,000 toxic chemicals, 2100 of which have already been found in our public water supplies.
This is a diagnosis scheme taught to us in our veterinary radiology class. We’d stand in front of X-ray viewing boxes for hours looking at radiographs saying “DAMNIT, what could this be?. . .D is for degenerative, disorders, developmental”. . .duh. . .until our eyes blurred or we just didn’t care anymore! The DAMNIT Scheme for diagnosis. Of course I’ve added a few extra terms you don’t need when looking at radiographs, but you get the general idea. It covers a lot of ground.
Note: When taking doctor-prescribed antidepressants, you will want to slowly eliminate them over a period of several months after developing healthier habits and fixing those things in your body that are initiating the depression. Going “cold turkey” off your medications for this particular syndrome is a dangerous thing to do. Work with your doctor on the withdrawal program.
Why is it that some people crave lemons while others don’t like the flavor? One answer is that lemons are high in natural lithium. Lithium is very grounding for the nervous system and the brain neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine. Other natural sources include mineral hot springs, mineral water, whole grains and seeds.
Life is precious. It was the twin’s decision to come into your body and to leave, giving your son some very special spiritual lessons. They usually hang around for the life of the child. I test that his twin was a female. I bet he will like women more than men in this lifetime and search for a woman “just like him.” You watch, and keep in touch.
Detoxification is a part of a health program. Disease happens through poor eating habits, overwork, stuffing your emotions, eating too many cooked foods, too much sugar, salt, caffeine, drugs, vaccines, tension, depression, lack of proper rest, lack of exercise, environmental contamination of the air/water/food and the retention of metabolic wastes (constipation). The only effective way to “cure” disease is to eliminate the causes. The body should be cleansed in this order: Bowels, liver, kidneys, blood and lymph.
It has been my experience over the decades that diseases are usually a combination of core causes. Diseases like this may have up to 8-10 core causes. Rooting out these causes can help the client manage or eliminate symptoms. Here’s a list of some core causes associated with Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Vertigo and Meniere’s:
Your Drinking Water: RO systems are recommended by the US Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the most effective ways of protecting residential drinking water.
Enema Tips and Tricks, oh my! Herbs, oils, juices, teas—what to put in an enema and why. Enemas best suited for various diseases like cancer, AIDS, malabsorption and other chronic diseases.
I often see chiggers as an external parasite that is really, really itchy. The term chigger is a common name for the six-legged larva of any of several blood-sucking mites. Chiggers normally feed on the blood of animal hosts such as birds, reptiles, and small mammals, but they also bite humans. People who go hiking, camping, or simply playing in the backyard or park can pick up a case of chiggers. Chiggers cause tiny red itchy bumps on the skin. These bites can be differentiated from flea bites because flea bites usually make a tight grouping of 3-5 bites.
The majority of infestations are asymptomatic. When symptoms are noted they may include a tickling feeling of something moving in the hair, itching, caused by an allergic reaction to louse saliva, and irritability. Secondary bacterial infection may be a complication.
Mange is NOT passed from animals to humans and neither are human head or public lice. Each animal has its own species of lice that likes to just stay on that particular species. For example, chicken lice love the fact that a chicken’s body temperature is about 105 degrees. So, if they would get onto a human, it would be too cold for them.
There are no magical cures for floaters—only prevention for making more of them. Floaters are caused by a micro hemorrhage of the blood vessels in the back of the eye–when the bleeding contracts, the blood clot floats within the vitreous humor of the eye. After a time, the body adapts to the floater and is not consciously seen unless the person concentrates to see it. So “they” say. The goal is to strengthen the blood vessels so they won’t bruise or rupture.
You know. . .every time I do something long distance like that I am so amazed at what the power of mind and intention will do! It utterly blows me away! And when two people are working on it at the same time, that is extra nice. So glad you felt it. There are lots of supplements out there for nerves and nervous ticks but the ones we tested your body for are the only ones it wants at this time so until we meet again. . .But then of course you may not need them by that time! Good for you on the chiropractor referral but if you still need me in two weeks you let me know.
In the 1960’s NASA discovered mineral compounds that were able to generate far infrared waves. Businesses world-wide jumped at the opportunity to produce a wide variety of products using these new fiber compounds. I use many of these products for my own health such as FIR comforters, knee and wrist wraps, and one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, a FIR ceramic thawing plate.
Fingernail Analysis: A good practitioner of this art can look at a patient’s nails, tongue, eyes, skin and even (if they are really good) shoe wear and the pattern of moles and freckles and be able to tell which organs are weak and which are healthy. Since the nails are the last to receive oxygen because they are the farthest from the heart, they are often the first to show signs of disease processes.
Damaged Fingernails and Health A while back I spent most of two days reading 38 sets of fingernails and shoes at the Body, Soul, Spirit Festival in Moscow Idaho at the Latah County Fairgrounds. I hadn’t done that kind of thing in several years; the last time being at...
AN EFFECTIVE FLEA CONTROL PROGRAM MUST INCLUDE ALL ANIMALS IN THE HOUSEHOLD AND THE ENTIRE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE ANIMALS LIVE (INCLUDING YOUR CAR). Many people only use one product at a time, which is NOT effective. You must treat the animal, the house, and the yard all at one time to get this challenge under control.
The immature eggs are discharged from human feces and reach fresh water, hatching after 3-7 weeks and forming miracidia. Upon contact with host snails, the miracidia penetrate the soft tissues and form sporocysts, first- and second-generation rediae, and, lastly, cercariae. The cercariae encyst on various plants such as water caltrop, water chestnut, lotus (on the roots), water bamboo, and other aquatic vegetables. Humans are infected by consuming these raw vegetables. In the human duodenum, the metacercariae attach to the walls and become adult worms in approximately 3 months.
The fluoride added to drinking water is hydrofluoric acid and is man-made. In the hydrofluoric acid form, fluoride has no nutrient value at all and it is one of the most caustic of industrial chemicals. Today more than 60% of US municipal water supplies are fluoridated. Huge amounts of kids have little white fluorosis spots on their teeth from too much fluoride.
Food allergy responses affect all the organ systems of the body and can include specific symptoms such as itchy eyes, mouth tingling, itchy gums, swollen lips, blood blisters under the tongue, blurred vision, dizziness, digestive cramping, hives, hemorrhoids, asthma, chest pain, nose bleeds, runny nose, dry or tight throat, hoarseness, hives, swelling, fever, coughing, wheezing, breathing problems (including asthma and the life-threatening anaphylaxis), vomiting, diarrhea, headache, loss of consciousness and irregular heartbeats or a raise or lowering of the blood pressure or pulse just to name a few.
Food Poisoning and ACV Hi Denice. I’m experiencing some lower GI distress. Wondering if I picked up a bacteria, a virus or am just dealing with nerves/emotional exhaustion or kundalini symptoms. So much deep wound healing going on lately! Anyway, wanting to know if...
Formication (also known as speed bumps, meth sores, crank bugs): A common symptom in diseases of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves involving the illusion or hallucination (also called delusions of parasitosis –DP for short) that ants, snakes or other insects are creeping on or under the skin causing itching. Formication is associated with psychotic states, drug and alcohol abuse (crystal meth, cocaine, amphetamines, heroine, alcohol), certain prescription medication (Ritalin, Adderall and Lunesta), menopause, allergies, diabetic neuropathy, skin cancer and with herpes zoster (shingles).
Keeping the area scrubbed removes the fungal food source (the dead skin cells) and applying iodine to it can help. I usually dispense a Chlorhexiderm shampoo which you can also purchase at most pharmacies these days. Also keeping your immune system and that of your pet healthy with good high-quality foods helps immensely.
Eat your bitters first. In France, as my grandmother taught me as a child (she was 100% French,) you are always served your bitter foods first (like endive in salad which I hated as a child.) That is because bitter tastes stimulate the gall bladder to release bile, which is necessary to digest the fat within the main course foods. I’ve noticed that this is beneficial to all blood types, but most especially Blood Type A and people over the age of 40.
As I tell my clients about White Oak Bark powder? ”You know those TV commercials advertising Copenhagen chew? Just a little between the teeth and gums.” Apply the powder to the infected areas; rinse your tongue off of all the extra powder, then sleep with it on your gum line. I have one of those hand-held sprayers used to rinse the dishes that most people have at the kitchen sink. I just put my head over the sink, stick out my tongue and hose it off. The next morning, spit and rinse. Repeat nightly for 30 days. It doesn’t taste that bad, and works GREAT.
Glandulars are whole organs that are dried at low temperatures and ground up then put into capsules. They are given for general support of various organs. Protomorphogens however are like homeopathics. They promote healing over time. Protomorph products are composed of nuclear proteins and used to supply a better RNA/DNA template so that the body can assemble available nutrients to repair damaged tissue in the glands being treated. What differentiates protomorphogens from glandulars from cytosol extracts is the patented extraction process. Most people respond to glandulars with fewer side effects. It’s hard to build an allergy to Protomorphogens.
Have you heard of goitrogens? A Goitrogen is a substance in some foods that prevents the thyroid gland from working correctly by blocking the uptake of iodine. I think the best way to handle these kinds of problems is to find out what the core cause is, correct that, minimize what you can, eliminate what you can and repair the damaged thyroid cells with protomorphogens and glandular supplements. Alternative therapies that seems to be working include:
Ninety percent of gout cases occur in overweight men over the age of 35. Gout, often called “rich man’s disease”, usually runs in the family. It may also be associated with improper digestion, toxic bowels, kidney stones, athlerosclerosis, overeating of rich and fatty foods, drinking too much alcohol, crash diets, stress, certain medications (blood pressure, chemotherapy and antibiotics), yeast infections, surgery or injury to the joints.
Hard vs. Soft Water: If you are on a private well, YOU, AND YOU ALONE are responsible for the safety of the water your family uses. You are encouraged to test your water supply, at least, once every two – five years and more often under certain conditions.
Nettles, also known as a “pot herb,” was one of the first herbs that the early settlers gathered and cooked in the spring. Nettle leaf contains huge amounts of very absorbable vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, which stabilizes cellular membranes so that histamines are not as easily released from the cells. Histamines are the culprit that causes the itchiness.
Detection of food allergies depends on whether your body is allergic, intolerant and what time it was eaten. Some symptoms can show up within minutes, other symptoms within 36 hours. Muscle-testing will pick up those foods that are a problem for you lately, but not always from way back in the past. I can muscle-test out an approximate time period when the headache will come on after you eat a specific food. This often seems quite helpful for my headache-suffering clients.
Headaches such as these usually come on 2-3 days before the disaster (depending on how severe it will be) and leave after the event happens. When earth changes happen, I feel irritable, weepy, dizzy (for earthquakes that happen around the world larger than 5 on the Richter scale) and sometimes I can’t sleep for a night or two before the disaster happens.
What is a Healing Crisis or Herxheimer reaction, healing crisis symptoms, How to tell the difference between disease and healing crisis, how to get through it faster, exercise and case study.
Edgar Cayce (also called the “Sleeping Prophet” and one of my heroes) did 104 readings on 65 different individuals who had hemorrhoids. Gleaning this information, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE) found that there is always an underlying core cause within the physiological balance of the person. The four most common core causes of hemorrhoids according to Cayce were:
The normal way hepatitis C is passed is through contact with blood. Needles, and before 1992 prior to the blood test which became available to test for the virus, transfusions, organ transplants, hemodialysis have all been vehicles for transferring the virus, but I have known people to warn others not to even drink out of the same cup as they are drinking out of, so it could also be passed through saliva. Childbirth, sexual intercourse and accidental needle sticks are also less common causes of transmission. Sharing toiletry items is another way of passing the virus (e.g. razors and nail clippers.)
Lysine can be used topically or taken internally as a free-form amino acid or eaten as natural food sources. Free-form means that the individual amino acid has been isolated from a protein source and is purely a single amino acid. Free-form amino acids are used specifically in righting deficiencies.
Now, here is the interesting part in Homeopathic History. . . By studying the records of accidental poisonings from other commonly used medicines such as mercury, arsenic, belladonna and silver nitrate and by testing poisons on himself, Hahnemann discovered what homeopathic dose of these substances would cure the symptom.
Homeopathic Use: One case I recall where the woman proved the homeopathic was when she was taking some Herpes drops every day (for prevention). She came down with a whopping case of herpes symptoms then wondered where she had gone wrong. I wondered why she was ordering so much remedy (and this is why I only dispense to people after establishing a client-patient relationship) but she kind of tricked me. She said she had lost a bottle then she wanted another bottle to keep at work and I didn’t realize she was taking it when it wasn’t necessary.
You will have to research and pick a juicer that you can both afford and that will fit your lifestyle and needs. Here are some things to look for to help simplify your decision making process.
Ileocecal Valve Syndrome also called the great mimicker as this syndrome is often overlooked in the medical profession. I was surprised to learn how many symptoms were associated with the ileocecal valve (ICV) challenge so thought you all would like to know about it too. The ileocecal valve, (pronounced ill-e-o-see-cal), is a one-way valve (when healthy) that separates the small intestine from the large intestine preventing backflow of the large intestinal contents into the small intestine. The valve is located in the lower right quadrant just above the front of the hip bone. The ileocecal valve is also known as Bauhin’s valve, Ileocolic valve, McBurney’s Point and Valvula coli.
Health in the News: Improvest Vaccine This is old news but revisited from a recent interview with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms (https://www.polyfacefarms.com/ ). Apparently the FDA approved use of a vaccine called Improvest in 2011 in the swine industry. As...
Infertility is a huge problem in today’s society in both humans and in animals. Used correctly, this method has a 97% effectively rate for contraception if abstinence is practiced at the fertile time. In fact, used correctly, this technique is more effective than the combination of a diaphragm with spermicidal jelly. Experience is the key. This method becomes intuitive over time. The mucous method is even more accurate than the temperature method as sometimes you can’t tell when the body is most fertile.
Fertility and infertility depend on a myriad of factors. Most of these fertility factors are under your control. Preconception healthcare involves making sure that there is an adequate supply of everything that is essential to the health of your egg and sperm and the baby’s development. This is accomplished by eliminating everything which has been shown to be harmful to that process. It’s as simple as that.
Insomnia has many core causes and we’ll discuss some of them here. As many as 5-10% of adults experience involuntary body movements at night, where the arms or legs twitch uncontrollably for a few seconds. With Periodic Limb Movement, often these twitches occur every twenty to thirty seconds and an episode may last from a few minutes to a few hours. A person with Restless Leg Syndrome experiences unpleasant sensations in the legs while lying down which cause strong urges to move the legs by shaking them, massaging them, or waking and getting up. Now I’ve heard that it is VERY effective to put a bar of Ivory soap at the foot of the bed under the covers.
Signs of roundworms include, fevers, cough, wheezing, stomach problems, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal cramping, appendicitis, gas, bloating, increased cramping (menstrual), heart palpitations, pain in the lower right quadrant that comes and goes (spasms in the ileocecal valve), itchy anus’, dry lusterless hair with split ends, pica appetite (often for sugar), clear mucous strands in the stool (yes you should be looking at it each time you go!
We love our ionic minerals. We take these liquid minerals every day. Every day you don’t get your minerals you are chopping off a few hours or a few days of your life. There is no such thing as right. If the minerals aren’t in the soil where the food is grown, they are not in our foods.
Is fasting safe? Count on it. Proponents of fasting declare that aging is not commensurate with calendar years, but rather with the health of the cells. During fasting, the concentration of toxins removed from the body and appearing in the urine can increase ten-fold.
If your animal is shaking its head, scratching at one ear, or has gotten an attitude problem recently (especially when you are rubbing their head), PLEASE have the ear canal checked by your local veterinarian. Grass awns (also called foxtails) can easily penetrate the...
Juice Fast tips and how to make your juice fast even better! Fasting dips: During fasting, toxins are loosened and cleansed from the body, cell by cell, even within deep tissue. At certain times of your fast you may experience feelings of weakness, discouragement, negativity and an overpowering urge to just want to quit. Little things may seem like big things and emotions, memories and hurts you have harbored from the past are trying to come out. During these times, breathe, meditate, talk to someone who has experienced fasting, pray and do an enema. Tomorrow things will look different.
What do your lab test results and lab tests mean? How do you interpret lab results? Lab result interpretation for dummies–well, not really, but at least you can understand most of it! I use this document to muscle test why a person or critter has an abnormal lab result. We can go on to build some suggestions on how to overcome dis-ease from gathering all the clues together.
Lemon Rind to Smoothies: Adding 1/3 Lemon with the rind to your morning smoothie will cut the bitter green taste of the veggies. Lemon peel also contains rutin (a Vitamin C) that will help to make the blood vessels stronger so that it cuts down on bruising (an issue...
Sheila was having a couple different challenges with her lips. Because they were not responding, she kept trying new things. We found several things she was using occasionally and a couple of things she was using more consistently that she was allergic to. This is a common thing that people do for both themselves and their pets (trying lots of products when something isn’t working then not knowing which products are causing the problem.) Unfortunately sometimes this only makes the problem worse and difficult to decipher—unless you use muscle testing which is what we did.
Health in the News: Listeriosis (March 3, 2014) 1 Dead, Babies Ill from Listeria Linked to Cheese Listeria monocytogenes Michael and I were talking the day before this came up on the internet about cheese contamination. He mentioned the possibility of E. coli from the...
Predisposing factors that increase the need for more hydrochloric acid products is the ingestion of fast foods, salt free diets, antacid use, excessive vomiting/diarrhea, eating disorders, pregnancy, the aging process (as we age our production of HCl decreases), stress, excess nervousness, congenital weaknesses and the ingestion of fish oil capsules (wrong type of fish or taking the product when you don’t need it—yes, this product is over-recommended.)
How to use magnets and magnetic therapy, what to expect and the contraindications against using this type of therapy.
This fella came to the door the other day offering a free mammogram. I’m SO embarrassed I fell for it! I think it was a scam.
Miscellaneous health tips including Acid Reflux, the hazards of using tampons, an affirmation for perfect vision, turmeric and cystic fibrosis, a new kind of better assimilated milk from Friesian cows, gymnema and pancreatic support
Apparently the entomologists have been seeing the most cases of this Morgellon’s syndrome. They’ve spend a lot of time as a group trying to help people with this disease and even speak about it at their conventions. The conclusion (much to the relief of the entomologist I talked to for about an hour) was that they should send these people back to their doctors, that they can’t do anything about it and are wasting their time, that some people actually DO have parasites on their bodies (this entomologist found a cockroach egg in the samples I brought to him which I almost had to force on him to take a look at under his microscope). He did share with me that there was a medical doctor who had received a grant to study this disease but he couldn’t remember her name
People spraying herbicides and pesticides often ignore ‘No Spray’ signs posted outside of the client’s property. These sensitive people end up having to stay inside their house because they are in agony and can’t get out of bed for a few days. The lucky ones get out of town for a few days to a pre-established “safe house” usually of a friend or an understanding family member. The offenders are not knocking on the MCS person’s door to check out the results of their ‘experiment’. They just assume they can spray whenever they want and not take responsibility for their actions. As one of my patients aptly put it. . .“If only the person spraying could spend just ONE day in my body and feel what I’m feeling after they spray. Maybe they would understand.”
The uses of muscle testing are astounding and never ending. It is an awesome and powerful tool. My personal favorite of all the techniques I’ve learned. I believe learning how to muscle test can help us access our higher guidance and allow us to listen to our higher self through the guidance of Spirit.
Using Muscle Testing to the best advantage: Over the years I have answered many, many questions about muscle testing, how muscle testing is used, how to make muscle testing more accurate, how people misuse it, and what things to pay attention to. This is a culmination of all those questions. Some people (like young children) pick this up and go with it yet others (usually adults) don’t have the confidence that it takes to use and rely on the muscle testing technique.
Have you ever had a surgery where the doctors told you or a family member that they almost lost you? Do you suffer from depression of unknown origin? Here are some common characteristics of people who have had an NDE.
Nitrates and nitrites in our drinking water: In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act. This law requires EPA to determine safe levels of chemicals in drinking water which do or may cause health problems. These non-enforceable levels, based solely on possible health risks and exposure, are called Maximum Contaminant Level Goals.
In the United States 29-60 million people per year (there were conflicting numbers from a couple of sources here) use NSAIDS and 100,000 people are hospitalized every year for side effects contributing from taking NSAIDs—15,000 of those people die as a result. NSAIDS include: Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Diclofenac (Voltaren), Celebrex (Celecoxib), Naprosyn (naproxen, Aleve), Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Rofecoxib (VIOXX) was pulled from the market in 2004 after killing more than 60,000 people and causing about 100,000 heart attacks. Side effects of NSAIDS include . . .
Some symptoms of pancreatic insufficiency include malassimilation (mal = bad) which encompasses malabsorption, maldigestion and malnutrition. Vitamin deficiencies, weight loss (or inability to gain weight in children) and steatorrhea (loose, fatty, foul-smelling stools) are common. Chronic pancreatic problems are associated with lowered absorption of fats so fat-soluble vitamins may need to be supplemented.
Common allopathic prescription dewormers and what they are used for.
One woman in my practice had a brown recluse bite that had not healed on over a year. She had tried everything she could think of and many treatments her medical doctor recommended. We finally got it healed by treating it with slippery elm bark poultices, Willard Water and Biting Insect homeopathic drops. Her bite looked like this except there was no yellow tissue in the center of the bite. It was just a deep, red hole
Powassan Tick Borne Virus More Deadly than Lyme’s Tick-borne Powassan Virus mutates I’d never heard of this virus when I read about it in the American Nurseryman Journal a few months back. Powassan Virus is carried by the Ixodes scapularis (Black-legged or Deer tick)....
Case of the Month: Pre-Earthquake Sensitivity and Earth Sensitive People Often when I get a series of people emailing me with the symptoms below, I ask the whether or not the person is earth sensitive and how much of what they are experiencing is directly tied to...
Are you experiencing physical, random, hormonal, emotional or strange brain activity related to Earth occurrences and its energy field fluctuations? This is a topic that most scientists poo-poo, but this whole website is about finding core causes of dis-ease and attending to them to create wellness. I personally don’t care—and it’s not for me to judge—the scientific validity of some of this stuff. If the client believes something is a core cause of their illness, then often their body manifests symptoms in alignment with their beliefs. The fact is that earthquakes can be reliably predicted by human body symptoms.
Statistics for prostate problems: Prostate disorders generally begin after age 35. By age 50, over 25% of all men have an enlarged prostate.
By age 70, that increases to over 50% and by age 80, 80% of men exhibit some form of prostate dysfunction.
Symptoms of Balantidium: Colic, straining to defecate, nausea, vomiting diarrhea, loss of appetite, bloody diarrhea, weakness. Infection can also be without symptoms. The incubation period is usually 3-4 days which means you need to be exposed 3-4 days previous before symptoms appear. This picture was taken from either a fecal sample (which was dyed) or from a colon biopsy.
Once thought to be a harmless yeast, Blastocystis hominis a microscopic single-celled protozoal parasite. It behaves like a tiny animal — hunting and gathering other microbes for food—one reason why having a balanced gut flora is important. Healthy gut floras do not support large amounts of parasites. Many protozoa inhabit your gastrointestinal tract and are harmless; others cause disease.
Coccidia are microscopic, spore-forming, single-celled protozoal parasites living in the small intestine of the genus Isospora , detectable only under a microscope. Coccidia are obligate, intracellular parasites, which means that they must live and reproduce within an animal or bird’s cell. Coccidia is one of the most prevalent protozoal infections in North American animals, second only to Giardia.
Cryptosporidium is a five micrometer microscopic intracellular protozoal parasite that was first associated with human gastro-intestinal disease in 1976. With the advent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic, Cryptosporidium infections became increasingly recognized as a cause of diarrheal illness.
In 1996, a large outbreak of Cyclospora infection in the United States and Canada was caused by Guatemala-imported raspberries. It is not clear how the fruit became contaminated, but it might have happened when fruit touched the ground or when contaminated water was sprayed over fruit fields by sprinkling systems. People infected with C. cayetanensis excrete oocysts that are not infectious. This is an important clue in diagnosis because other parasitic diseases can be very infectious so more than one person (or pet) in the family will have symptoms at the same time. Cyclospora needs days or weeks after being passed in a bowel movement to become infectious. People most likely get Cyclospora infection by ingesting food or water that was contaminated with stool from an infected person. It is unknown if animals can be infected and pass infection to people.
Symptoms of Amoebiasis: Mucoid or bloody diarrhea, colitis, severe diarrhea with fever, enlarged liver and abdominal pain. The liver can become abscessed if the disease is not treated and can cause death. The incubation period is 2-4 weeks which means you have to be exposed and the parasite needs time to grow before symptoms occur.
Giardia cysts on the other hand are very resistant to harsh environmental factors and can survive outside the host for prolonged periods. Giardiasis is most often linked to consumption of contaminated water, but raw produce and other foods have also been considered as possible vectors. Giardia lamblia causes the disease Giardiasis with symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal bloating, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, malabsorption syndrome causing steatorrhea (fat in the stool) fatigue and severe weight loss in chronic infections.
Isospora—Isospora is a member of the Coccidia subclass in the family Eimeria , which also includes other medically important organisms such as Plasmodium species, Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidium species, and Cyclospora species. Isospora belli can be...
Microsporidia Spores are oval in shape but are difficult to differentiate from bacteria because they are so small. Identification of spores in feces is actually possible with a modified trichrome stain that stain spores in red. What is Microsporidia? Microsporidia are protozoal parasites of animals and insects responsible for common diseases of crustaceans and fish, and have been found in most other animal groups, including humans. Microsporidia are obligate, intracellular, spore-forming protozoa known to infect many animals. They are very ancient. Intestinal infection with Enterocytozoon bieneusi is increasingly recognized in patients with AIDS and chronic diarrhea where the prevalence is about 23-33%.
Symptoms, which usually appear within six days after eating the raw fish include: vomiting, lack of appetite, fever (up to 104 degrees F), diarrhea, weakness, extremely swollen lymph nodes and dehydration. If left untreated death usually occurs within two weeks of eating the infected fish. If you think your animal may have gotten into fish or it wanders the neighborhood and may have gotten into a trash can with fish in it, please tell your veterinarian. It could save your dog’s life.
One wonders why we don’t pick up Toxoplasma more often—especially for those of us who own cats. Could it be that we build up immunity to this organism if our immune system is functioning? It would seem to make sense as serologic surveys show that 7-94% of various populations are infected with the organism and are usually symptomatic. The disease occurs worldwide. If an infection is found, there are antibiotics which can be taken, so early diagnosis is especially urgent for those pregnant or immunocompromised. Children as well are at risk.
There are many protozoal parasites out there that are transferred to humans mostly through fecal contaminated water. Yet another great reason to have a reverse osmosis water system. Here’s the list. Links direct you to more specifics. I’ve tried to focus on the most important and pertinent ones for North America and Europe for now. I’ll fill in the blanks as I have time.
Radon is produced by the radioactive decay of radium in the ground. Granites and other rocks may contain high concentrations of radium and produce significant amounts of radon. Aquifers in these rocks accumulate the radon, increasing the concentration in the water. The highest radon concentrations in water are found in ground water supplies. Radon is more common in smaller ground water supplies . . . those serving 25 or fewer people.
Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease Article posted on 2/25/14 written by Sayer Ji (Summarized by Denice Moffat) “The mystery of what is causing thousands to die each year from a fatal kidney disease may now be solved, with evidence...
We were taught in our parasitology classes that if you took everything away from the world and left only roundworms, we would be able to see a perfectly formed planet kind of like a skeleton made of roundworms. There are that many roundworms in our soil.
Symptoms include itchy, red serpentine lesions and secondary bacterial infections (from scratching). The soil and sandy beaches get contaminated with feces from infected dogs or cats so sunbathers, fishermen, hunters, gardeners, construction workers, pest exterminators, children and anyone with skin, but one human can pass it to another human as well or from one spot to another area on the same body.
Roundworm—Angiostongylus causes Angiostrongyliasis which affects the abdomen but can migrate to the nervous system causing headaches, stiff neck and back, meningitis, seizure and paresthesia. They can also get into the eyes causing vision disturbances. Angiostrongylus is passed by snails, slugs, planaria, fish, land crabs and rats. Make sure you thoroughly wash greens and cook your snails before eating them.
Anisakis causes Anisakiasis is caused by Anisakis marina giving acute abdominal pain, peritonitis and bloody diarrhea. People and animals get the parasite by eating raw, pickled or lightly salted fish or squid.
People working around swine are very susceptible and if vegetables are not washed thoroughly a person can ingest the eggs and be host to the adult worms. A similar organism is found in the clouded leopard and causes subcutaneous abscesses in humans.
Baylisascaris procyonis is a roundworm found in raccoons. The raccoons eat a piece of contaminated food that has the egg on it. The egg then matures in the raccoon into an adult in the small intestine which are passed into the feces and into the world. Rabbits, muskrats and other small critter then eat the grasses contaminated with the eggs that came from the raccoon and the cycle continues. The challenge is when a water source gets contaminated with raccoon feces or when a human has a pet raccoon with the parasite. If they accidentally pass the feces into their mouth the parasite can penetrate the gut wall and head straight to the brain making it mush. Yikes. Please treat all pet raccoons with a round wormer three times a year and wash your hands thoroughly after handling the critter.
you can get Capillaria from just about any infected animal—especially carnivores like dogs, cats, fox and even some birds or fish. Don’t eat raw fish. Rats seem to be heavily contaminated with this parasite.
Dioctophyma renale causes Dioctophymiasis. Symptoms of this disease in the human include renal dysfunction, blood in the urine and kidney spasms. Urinalysis will reveal the eggs of D. renale but if the parasite is male, it can burrow into the abdomen and must be removed surgically. Eating raw or undercooked fish, frogs or crawfish livers can cause the disease.
Treatment of heartworm (if heartworm doesn’t kill the animal first) is with diethylcarbamazine or Ivermectin. Prevention is really important and it’s also really important to get your dog tested for heartworm BEFORE giving it the preventative because if the wormer or preventative kills the worms off too quickly, the animal may have an anaphylactic reaction and die. It’s a bad deal.
Treatment of Drancunculus includes niridazole and diethylcarbamazine. Um. . .I won’t describe how you get the worm out of the body. Google it. It’s gross! The right picture shows a worm poking its head out of the lump. Ewww. Don’t swim in dirty water—especially in foreign countries!
Roundworm—Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworms or Seatworms) causes Enterobiasis. The severity of disease depends upon the worm load, since most nematodes cannot multiply in their host. The picture on the right shows what you see on a positive pinworm scotch tape test...
Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharziasis, swimmer’s itch or snail fever, is caused by the larvae of blood flukes known as schistosomes. Direct contact with fresh water infested with the free-living form of the parasite known as cercariae. The building of dams, irrigation systems, and reservoirs, and the movements of refugee groups introduce and spread schistosomiasis. Eggs are excreted in human urine and feces and, in areas with poor sanitation, contaminate freshwater sources.
Common animals that act as host to this species include humans, dogs, foxes, cats, primates, rodents, horses and raccoons. A fecal sample is necessary to identify the eggs. Symptoms are not that evident, but can include itching at the point of entry, coughing, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, straining to defecate and weight loss. This is a common cause of colic in horses and one main reason why horse owners should worm their horses as least every quarter.
Thelaziasis is caused from Thelazia species of roundworms. This one likes the eyes. Flies feed on lacrimal secretions and inadvertently act as vectors in transferring the larvae into the eye. Symptoms include conjunctivitis (pinkeye) photophobia (sun sensitivity) and tearing. Corneal scarring can happen with chronic infection. You can actually see the worm move across the visual field.
Symptoms include: fever, cough, skin rash diarrhea, vomiting, pneumonitis and general icky feeling. With eye involvement there may be retinoblastoma, strabismus and blindness.
Trichinella larvae are passed to humans and other animals by eating meat that has been improperly cooked. The larvae penetrate the stomach and intestines and find a resting spot as they embed within the muscles. I had a couple cases of this in some forestry employees. Someone shot a cougar and made jerky out of it and shared it with their entire office. Five people came down with the disease. Very painful. It can also be passed by the meat of pork, bear, seals, rats, dog, cats and many other wild animals.
This worm is common in cattle and other ruminants and can be passed through the fecal-oral route. Some people get infected because they use cattle dung as a heat source. Symptoms of Trichostongylus are not as obvious as with some of the other roundworm species and include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and lack of appetite or weight loss.
Trichuris (Whipworm) is a roundworm present all over the world, but mostly it resides in tropical climates and in places with poor sanitation. We see it in the veterinary world in places that have lots of species of animals or lots of dogs where the owner’s do not pick up the poop ever.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study that enrolled 20 U.S. Marines suggests that tyrosine can improve mental alertness during periods of sleep deprivation. In this study, the participants were deprived of sleep for a night and then tested frequently for their alertness throughout the day as they worked. Compared to placebo, 10 to 15 grams of tyrosine given twice daily seemed to provide a “pick-up” for about 2 hours.
Seizures and Epilepsy: Often just some well-placed wormers, herbs, detoxifiers (like carob, dark leafy green vegetables, burdock or other liver cleansers), or fats (like a half piece of bacon each day for dogs and some people or some extra fats in the diet—saturated or unsaturated depends on the patient’s needs) will do the trick. Sometimes we will dispense a product called Min Chex (a Standard Process Product) which helps the brain repair the electrical pathways between the left and right sides of the brain.
Your shoes and shoe wear can give us clues to what is wrong in your body by evaluating where you put pressure when you walk. Sometimes people shift their weight away from certain reflexology points to avoid a mild form of discomfort. At other times you will put extra pressure on reflexology points to stimulate energy and circulation to area. This is only one of the body’s attempts to heal what ails it.
Shower filters. How many people have them? Do you need a shower filter? It has been shown that our body takes in more chemicals during a ten minute shower than from drinking a gallon of the same water. Are you aware of the fact that dermal absorption and inhalation of chlorine and other chemicals while showering has now been linked to breast cancer, bladder cancer, asthma and other ailments? During a hot shower the pores of our skin open and allow for an accelerated rate of absorption.
When the liver is sick, we see diseases like high cholesterol, high triglycerides, hemorrhoids, cancer, allergies, varicose veins, spider veins and lots of anger and resentments.
Sudden Infant Syndrome Facts: 1)SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. 2) African American children are two to three times more likely than Caucasian babies to die of SIDS. 3) Native American babies are about three times more susceptible. 4) More boys are SIDS victims than girls.
The most effective technique that I know of for sinus, tooth and eye problems is the hot/cold soak. This one is an easy, effective, cheap treatment that you can do at home. It helps for allergies, bacterial, fungal or viral infections, abscesses, ear infections and anything else associated with the head where many prescription drugs fail to penetrate quickly.
I believe the core cause of most skin diseases are: food or contact allergies, improper food combining and malabsorption/maldigestion, parasites, viruses, yeast and emotional distraught. Children internalize a lot of emotions and I was no different. At age four or five, I was once put into a strait jacket to control my self-mutilation which was causing secondary bacterial infections in my skin. The nurses were not happy with me.
Insomnia – If your mind is racing, your muscles are tight, and the more you try to relax, the tenser you get, you have insomnia. There are two kinds of insomnia: difficulty falling asleep and difficulty staying asleep through the night. Some people experience both challenges. But that’s just one thing that can rob you of sleep. There’s more. . .
Willard Water is safe, effective and economical for use on all surfaces (including human skin.) It has hundreds of uses and at one time, because of its popularity, came under the scrutiny of the FDA. During the legal processing resulting from this scrutiny, literally thousands of users came to testify of Willard Water’s effectiveness expounding on all of its different uses. The public demanded that the product stay available to them. Because the FDA could find nothing that seemed in the least damaging to the general public, it was allowed to stay on the market and is still in use today.
Springs producing spring water are susceptible to contamination by surface water, especially during rainstorms. Contamination sources include livestock, wildlife, crop fields, forestry activities, septic systems, and fuel tanks located upslope from the spring outlet. Changes in color, taste, odor, or flow rate indicate possible contamination by surface water. To protect springs you can take the following measures.
What are Statin drugs and how do they work? Statins are a class of drugs that lower the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver by blocking a specific enzyme that helps make cholesterol.
Lack of water and water sources that are high in minerals are also contributing factors. Like most disease conditions, it is better to prevent urinary calculi than to treat it. It can be prevented by feeding rations which contain a calcium-to-phosphorus ratio of at least 2:1. The ratio of Ca:P should never be allowed to go below 1:1. High calcium diets are effective at reducing the absorption of phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract. Neither magnesium nor phosphorus should be added to concentrate diets
Antacids: Taking too many antacids (like Tums) increases the calcium output of the kidneys and concentrates it in the urine predisposing to crystal and stone formation. Antacids reduce stomach acidity temporarily which may result in impaired ability to digest and absorb certain nutrients such as iron and B Vitamins. Also, healthy stomach acid kills ingested bacteria, viruses and parasites so the addition of antacids may increase the body’s vulnerability to infection to these organisms. Calcium supplements may also bind up certain drugs like ketoconazole
Struvite Crystals: The core cause of these stones are thought to be from the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and possibly genetic core cause. You can see the stones with X-ray and the crystals with a urinalysis; they can be dissolved or surgically removed. These are the most common crystals and stones found in the dog and cat.
Perineal urethrostomy: This is a common procedure in cats with recurrent blocked bladders where the penis is cut off and the urethra spatulated and sutured open (basically a sex change operation!) Most times this is quite effective but recovery is tedious until the sutures are removed. Often they will need to wear and Elizabethan collar and go back to the vet for frequent rechecks until they are totally healed.
Magnesium: Acts to protect the kidneys from deposits of calcium accumulating in any significant amount. Kidney stones can result whenever there is a lack of magnesium in the body. You might want to check out the signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency if you have stones.
When an animal comes in with nerve rings in the iris (see the circles around the outside of the iris?), I know there is a lot of stress in the household. Usually, the person bringing in the pet also gives me clues as to who is the nidus of the problem as many humans in the house will show similar iris signs. The person causing this symptom in the pets and other people in the house is usually a screamer.
Sweating and hydrothrapy. Using a sweat lodge, sauna, or steam bath is another technique in getting the skin to rejuvenate and open its pores. It would be nice to have all these things available to you when you are sick, but the facts are that you have to use what is in your environment that is available to you. These modalities are becoming more common and I’ve seen mobile units spring up these last few years that will actually come to your house for you. Try them. . .you’ll like them!
What is Swine Flu? Swine flu, also called Swine Influenza A, SIV or the H1N1 Virus is an orthomyxovirus that is endemic in pigs (meaning the virus is present in small levels within the population all the time.) Swine influenza virus can be passed from pig to pig, pig to human and from human to human. This latest outbreak is being passed from human to human. The SIV H1N1 virus is not yet been diagnosed in pigs within the United States. Influenza virus affects the nose, throat and lungs of mammals.
Tapeworms are flat like a ribbon, and made up of segments called proglottids. The proglottids contain between 50 to 60,000 eggs. As the tapeworm grows, the proglottids eventually break off and exit via the anus. Tapeworms live in the small intestine and they anchor into the intestinal wall by means of a scolex.
Tapeworms are flat like a ribbon, and made up of segments called proglottids. The proglottids contain between 50 to 60,000 eggs. As the tapeworm grows, the proglottids eventually break off and exit via the anus. Tapeworms live in the small intestine and they anchor into the intestinal wall by means of a scolex.
Diphylobothrium infection, causes diphyllobothriasis and is transferred from raw fish to humans, dogs and bears. Pike, salmon, trout and perch are the major source for humans, so be sure to examine your lox before you put it onto your bagel and you might want to ask what kind of fish are in your sushi! Actually, most any animal eating raw fish can also get this particular tapeworm.
Dipylidium caninum worms are passed by eating fleas. Dogs and cats can also get tapeworms from eating mice. This worm infects dogs, cats, foxes, coyotes and man.
Echinococcus granulosus, the sheep tapeworm causes echinococcus or hydatidosis or Hydatid disease. This one is really bad as it gets into the brain of humans and grows. If the surgeon accidentally pops the sac containing the eggs, you can count on purchasing a cemetery plot. Symptoms of Echinococcosis/ Hydatidosis in the human include an enlarged liver, ascites, swollen abdomen and dull abdominal pain. A CBC (Complete Blood Count) may be high in eosinophils and there may be signs of hemolytic anemia (red cells bust up so there are not enough of them to assist the body in getting oxygen). Possible anaphylaxis can happen if the cysts are ruptured.
Hymenolepis nana and H. diminuta are passed to humans if a human eats flour infested with beetles that have eaten rat poop. In addition to normal tapeworm symptoms, nervous system disturbances such as increased restlessness and convulsions can occur.
Tapeworm—Sparganosis comes from water infected with Cyclops protozoa. The plants growing in this water (like watercress) get infected with the stage of development passed on to humans when they eat the plant.
The beef tapeworm Taenea saginata can be up to 12 feet in length (see picture on the right) once it reaches adult stage. Here’s how this works: A cow or pig eats vegetation infected with the egg or proglottids (a piece of the tapeworm). One of the immature stages of the tapeworm embeds and migrates through the tissues of the animal. A human comes along and eats the undercooked or raw meat and the immature parasite matures in the intestinal tract of the human.
Taenia pisiformis: Can infect dogs, cats, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, and wolves, and are passed to the cat from eating dog or cat fleas and rodents.
Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm, is from one to several meters in length and is able to produce two diseases in the human, the taeniosis and cysticercosis. The taeniosis (intestinal form) is an exclusive disease of humans, often asymptomatic, and can perhaps maintain the infection for years. The main clinical manifestation is the frequent spontaneous elimination of proglottids in the feces. Approximately 5% to 40% of people with taeniosis develop into cysticercosis, confirming the fecal-oral contamination and infections of people associated with them.
Which tooth or teeth in your mouth are having problems? This could be why certain body parts are having problems. Each part of the body is integrally associated with other structures in the body like a hologram. All these systems communicate with each other.
Iodine deficiency is the second major cause of hypothyroidism. The first cause of iodine deficiency is diet. So why not eat fortified table salt? Well, these kinds of salts are highly processed. All the natural minerals are extracted leaving only Sodium, Chloride and Iodine in inorganic form, which is not bioavailable. The body will use it if there is nothing else. The thyroid gland will store this iodine until it needs it, but it doesn’t use inorganic forms as efficiently and effectively as organic forms. To get around this problem, use Celtic Sea Salt, which comes from the ocean, is not refined, is gray, moist and is surrounded by organic “Mother Liquor”.
How would you feel if you decided not to vaccinate your child and he/she came down with polio? I have several clients with Post Polio Syndrome, and let me tell you, their life is constant and unending pain. Granted, you may have a bank account large enough to overcome a case of Parvo in your puppy (if it survives,) but is it worth it for the puppy to have to go through that? Or Feline Leukemia in your cat? Vaccines are cheap and effective insurance for these deadly and debilitating diseases. Now let me give you some other options.
Tongue diagnosis: A normal tongue is pink in color, medium thickness, no cracks, ulcers, no teeth marks and with a light white moist coat (with root) on it. It has a look of aliveness and is supple (not stiff). There is no movement (quivering, trembling, side-to-side motion, curling or shifting to one side.) A healthy tongue looks like a piece of freshly killed meat.
All healing comes from within the central core of your body first, then it progresses outward and from the top of your body down to your feet and in reverse order in which the symptoms first occurred. This can’t be done overnight. You took time to build those toxins up. If you go too fast, it will throw your body into a healing crisis which we’ll tell you about at the end of this article.
The urinalysis measures the presence and amount of a number of chemicals in the urine, which reflect much about the health of the kidneys, along with cells that may be present in the urine. We try to identify crystals, bacteria, yeast, red cells, white cells (indicating infection), something called a cast (which is a clump of sloughed cells from inside the tiny renal filtration tubules), sperm and even the occasional parasite. This lets us know if we are dealing with infection, diet or metabolism disorders, and what part of the urinary system is in trouble.
“Well,” I hear you commenting already, “what about all those side effects, governmental conspiracies to give whole populations AIDS, vaccine induced Autism and mercury toxicity I read about caused specifically by the vaccines?” Many studies on the other side of pro-vaccinating show conclusively that more people die when they are NOT given the vaccines than are affected adversely when given vaccines. “But, what it if were YOUR child that ended up with Autism?” You counter.
The Vanishing Twin Syndrome is personified by certain personality characteristics, gestational features and spiritual lessons. There is a higher incidence of this syndrome in healers. The theory is that if they could not save their own twin, their destiny is to dedicate themselves to saving others in the world. Do you have a vanishing twin?
Signs of Verbal, Emotional and Spiritual Abuse: •Do you feel like you just can’t win or do anything right no matter what you say and how you act within your relationship? •Do you cringe and have to reach for stamina when your mate comes home? Do you walk on eggshells in your home? •Has your self-esteem and self-confidence eroded—at times to the extent that you wish you wouldn’t wake up to live another day? •Does your partner minimize, trivialize and undermine the essence of your being? •Does your partner demoralize you? Are you often the brunt of your partner’s jokes to make him/her look better in their own eyes? •Do you feel isolated and afraid with nobody to talk to that seems to understand? Fear not. There is support for you within a safe system on these pages and through the Free From Verbal Abuse forum.
Water analysis: If your water comes from a well, a spring, a creek, river, reservoir, etc. I recommend you have your water analyzed by a professional testing laboratory. If there isn’t a professional laboratory nearby; your local Health Department may guide you to the laboratory they use. If professional laboratory water analysis is not available in your local area many laboratories accept water samples by mail.
Private Wells and private water systems may have high levels of contaminants. Private water systems may have improperly sealed (or unsealed) well heads and/or unsealed or open holding tanks. The risks here are the presence of algae, decaying plant matter, insects, animal waste products and bacteria. If you live in farming country, live near a feedlot, or near a poorly designed septic system, Nitrates can be a serious problem, as well. High nitrate levels and that of some other contaminants can be seasonal. You may need to test for nitrates more than once during the year.
Water Filters. Do you need one? In America we use more than 75,000 toxic chemicals every day and new ones are being developed every year. We are learning the hard way that many of the chemicals we use ultimately appear in the water we drink. Through the natural processes of the hydrologic cycle Mother Earth recycles the same water over and over. She does not create “new” water. As we use more chemicals, the levels of those chemicals in our water supply increases proportionately.
Repairing the Salt Bridge Lorena telephoned to say, “Michael, my water is no longer “soft”. What might be the problem?” Hi Lorena. While there are several possible causes for water softener or water conditioner failure; a “Salt bridge” is the most common....
Water that stains: My hair is orange, my coffee is purple, my white clothes are ruined, and I have red stains in my sinks and toilets — help! Red stains – are most often caused by iron (rust) in the water. Testing is needed to determine the amount and the type of iron you have. Iron in water may be: ferrous or ferric.
Water that Stinks. . .You Can Fix It Yourself! A water softener can be sanitized by pouring Hydrogen Peroxide or Chlorine Bleach in the brine well of the salt tank and starting the regeneration cycle. Prior to taking this action; check with the seller or manufacturer for a recommendation on the concentration and amounts for your specific softener.
The body’s natural state is health, so what causes disease? Disease happens on a cellular level. All disease is ultimately a breakdown in function of the body’s cells. When this happens, it creates “fertile soil” for the dis-ease process. This breakdown is accomplished by less than perfect eating habits, stress, stuffing emotions, eating too many cooked foods and too much sugar, salt, caffeine, drugs, vaccines, tension, depression, lack of proper sleep, lack of exercise, environmental contamination of the air/water/food and the retention of metabolic wastes (constipation, lack of sweating, blocked lymphatic channels). The only effective way to “cure” disease is to eliminate the causes.
Normal bowel movements should be brown to light brown, formed but not hard or too soft, cylindrical but not flattened on any side, fairly bulky and full bodied but not compact, easy to pass, and it shouldn’t have an extremely foul smell. Bowel movements should be in one piece, about the size and shape of a banana being tapered at the end. Sometimes this will not be discernable if the feces breaks up in the toilet. Some people feel that if the body is absorbing all the minerals from the food that the stool will float. Others believe that the stool should sink. I think the important thing is that there are no air bubbles in the stool and that it doesn’t drop like a brick in the toilet. It should be somewhere in between.
Say you go to a doctor because your ankle hurts. You took a pretty bad fall and twisted it. We’d make some basic assumptions from the clue of trauma and twisting motion to rule in sprain, strain, fracture (compound, compressed, or spiral), and periosteal bruising. These would be high on the rule out list. But let’s say we asked some more questions and found out that you were 80 years old, arthritic, haven’t taken care of yourself and cancer runs in your family.
After many years of exploration, I have learned that there is something good to learn from everybody. Don’t “throw the baby out with the bath water” if you don’t vibrate positively with a certain healer. Glean what works for you and move on. Don’t be afraid to explore new healing modalities. Shifting and returning to practitioners you have not seen for several years also helps. As you grow, so does your lens of perspective and understanding. What one practitioner says to you today may mean something totally different to you years from now. What you don’t understand, put on the “Cosmic Bookshelf.”
Yeast cells divide every 24 hours and feed on simple sugars. Hormonal changes, antibiotic use, illness, stress, parasite infections and other factors can upset the vaginal ecosystem, causing yeast cells to grow more rapidly than normal.
Ahh the yin-yang concept. It can be confusing. All things we come in contact with either have Yin qualities, Yang qualities, or are a mixture of both. Nothing is either totally Yin or totally Yang. Everything lies on a continuum of either more yin or more yang and the qualities are only in relation to one another.