Vaccine Safety

Tired of the arguments about vaccine safety with doctors who treat you like you are ignorant?  A site called Prevent Disease created this Physician Warranty of Vaccine Safety.  If your doctor is not willing to take responsibility for the treatment he offers you or your child then he or she has no business giving the treatment.  They have a pdf at their site but I opened it up and created one with page numbers that include how many pages so that some doctor is they did sign it can’t say they never saw pages 2 and 3 or something in defense trying get out of the legality of signing this form.  In reality there is not much chance they will sign it, which says it all.  If they refuse to sign then the argument is over they don’t get to give the vaccine!

Here is the PDF

Physicians Warranty of Vaccine Safety

And here is where you can get more info

http://preventdisease.com/news/12/050212_If-Your-Doctor-Insists-That-Vaccines-Are-Safe-Have-Them-Sign-This-Form.shtml

http://www.naturalnews.com/036006_vaccination_doctor_form.html

 

The Iodine Protocol, Hashi’s and My Journey with Sub-acute Thyroiditis

Within the group of people using the iodine protocol there are a significant number who have autoimmune Hashimito’s thyroiditis.  (Hashi’s)  The use of Iodine for those with hashi’s has been controversial.  Most Hashis patients have been told to avoid iodine which had a negative impact on their overall health.  Experience of members of the iodine group on yahoo, many participants of the iodine project, and individual patients of the iodine doctors have consistently shown iodine to be a beneficial treatment for hashi’s patients.  Many hashi’s patients have had difficulty when taking small amounts of iodine in the range of 3-12 mg especially.  For some reason these smaller does (in relation to the iodine project not the RDA) seem to aggravate their hashi’s condition and sometimes bring about a full blown hashi’s attack.  Since more conservative patients tend to start any supplementation at small doses and build up to a higher dose this effect has frightened some hashi’s patients away from continuing with the iodine protocol.  The overall consensus of those hashi’s patients who are successfully using the protocol is that 50 mg of Iodoral or Lugol’s solution is the minimum starting dose for a hashi’s patient.

The potential complications of starting the protocol directly with 50mg of iodine are that an individual may have high levels of bromide and fluoride toxicity.  This halide toxicity may bring about detox symptoms at the 50 mg dose instead of hashi’s issues.  It is essential that the companion nutrients of the protocol are used and symptoms that may arise are met with salt loading and increased doses of Vitamin C and Magnesium.  These detox symptoms normally last a week or less at any given dose.  So if choosing to raise the dose from 50 to 62.5 for example you may experience this again.  There are many patients who have found that 50 mg a day for approximately a year has completely resolved their hashi’s condition and they no longer show an issue on the tests for antibodies.  Obviously for many with a family history of hashi’s who have suffered for years the possibility of resolution of this condition is not something to dismiss.  Traditional endocrinologists do in fact dismiss the connection and want not only hashi’s sufferers, but the rest of us to avoid iodine.

My journey was not with hashi’s thyroiditis but a run in with a type of thyroiditis that seems to be talked about very little and is not widely understood.  It is called sub-acute thyroiditis and there are reasons to believe that it is viral in nature, but a bacterial version has been found and there is the possibility of a fungal variety.  Essentially it is an infection of the thyroid that causes the thyroid to form abnormal large cells.  This in turn causes the thyroid to malfunction causing first periods of hyperthyroid activity, where the thyroid is forced in the process to dump large amounts of thyroid hormone into the system causing very uncomfortable conditions, and then eventually the thyroid switches over to a hypothyroid period while the thyroid attempts to recover and creates new normal cells.  There is a huge disparity in the literature about the length and scope of the issue.  The first research I did I found a reference to the condition lasting a few weeks, and then another set of research indicated three to four months.  Eventually after serious digging I found information showing the hyper phase to be three to four months with resolution taking 12-18 months.  This research indicated that 5% of patients never had full recovery of their thyroid activity and were left hypothyroid for life.

For a condition with such a lengthy duration and indications of this condition becoming more common I found the lack of information and research that has been done disturbing to say the least.  It has been 18 months for me now and I am not quite to where I was before it began.  No one wants to tell you that you are going to go through hell, that they have no idea what to do about it, and that it is going to suck up 1 -2 years of your life like fighting many other major debilitating health issues and then may cause permanent damage to one of the body’s most important glands.  The medical establishment is completely ignorant and powerless and likely to take measures to make you worse if they take any measures at all.  There is no indication that they even care whether the condition is bacterial, viral or fungal.  Since with all of the above there are various natural methods of assisting the body to heal, this is frustrating.  There is no getting around the fact that the body will have to create new thyroid cells to replace the ones that are abnormal and this process takes as long as it takes.  What do you need to assure that the new cells your body makes are healthy strong thyroid cells that will not leave you permanently hypothyroid and dependant on replacement thyroid hormones.  That question led me through all kinds of trails all of which seemed to point in one form or another to Iodine and leading me quickly thereafter to the iodine protocol.

In my experience with the condition the hyperthyroid condition did last around four months in duration.  It was not typical of hyperthyroid in that there was not a continuous flow of large amount of thyroid hormone or the accompanying weight loss or some of the other typical hyper symptoms.  I experienced swelling and intense pain of the thyroid and adjoining glands and lymph including the salivary glands.  During this period of peak swelling and pain there would be what I describe as a thyroid dump.  This would cause very uncomfortable symptoms like; heart palpitations, fevers, chills, sweats and hot flashes, nausea, and digestive disturbances, anxiety and extreme tiredness but inability to actually sleep because of the sweats and palpitations.  Those phases would go on for about 4-5 days and then would subside somewhat and the swelling would go down.  Just when the swelling had finally subsided I would maybe get one day where I felt good enough to take care of a few basic tasks.  On the other days I was lucky to be up 4-5 hours a day and was not really able to do much during that time aside from click links looking for answers.  The process would then start all over again.

This phase went on for the first couple months.  During the third and fourth month, the days in between the intense periods gradually lengthened.  My mental and emotional functions were both strongly affected.  It was hard to concentrate and think straight and I really had no coping skills as far as dealing with anything other than taking care of what my body was experiencing in the moment.  If I had a child there is no way I could have been the caretaker for that child. During this acute phase driving was out of the question.  As I transitioned after the four months it was possible sometimes but there were experiences when I would not be able to drive.  In one experience right around the transition to the hypo phase my mom and I took a trip to pick up some puppies.  I thought I could handle this now ,as I would just be sitting in the car, and I love road trips in general.  I drove for part of the first day and then was exhausted.  We had miscalculated the length of the first day which is one example of my less than normal mental capacity at the time.  So we had to continue on as we had scheduled the meeting with the breeder.  It was a long day and then we had two small puppies with us.  We headed farther to pick up a third and I couldn’t drive at all that day.  We kept that day short and tried to get some rest.  The next morning I assumed I would be able to drive again.  What I found was an overwhelming stress that was almost anxiety like at keeping the car in the lane of the road.  I love to drive and in my normal state find it relaxing.  So now being back into a normal mental emotional state it seems almost unfathomable that just keeping a car in its lane was too stressful.  Clearly I was not ready to be taking road trips and my adrenal glands had been overwhelmed by the intensity of this thyroid condition.  Luckily we did not have commitments and we able to take the time we needed to return home with my mom doing all the driving.  It became hard to even be the passenger toward the end of the trip.

After this phase was over there were still occasional thyroid swellings but not as intense or painful and without the thyroid hormone dumps into the system.  At this point it became exhaustion to the extreme.  I was able to return to doing simple chores but just doing a short grocery run was enough to knock me down for a couple days.  Sometimes driving was accompanied by an uncomfortable sensation in the solar plexus area, which in retrospect was the very first symptom I experienced for a couple months before the acute phase hit.  This phase went on for months, I had gained weight in the process and started working with my diet alone and lost some which helped some.  Trying to exercise though only aggravated things and would put me back in bed as I seemed to have no ability to recover from the exercise during this period.

I found the iodine protocol pretty early on and jumped right in as I already had other supplements I was taking.  Dosing myself in the beginning was difficult to say the least because it was hard to gauge whether things I was experiencing were side effects of the iodine in terms of bromide detox, or just part to the next swelling phase, or herxheimer reaction from the iodine killing virus and fungus in my body.  There were though things that rapidly improved and I knew the iodine was something my body desperately needed.  My skin immediately got softer.  Hair loss at the end of my eyebrows that had occurred so gradually grew back.  Some of the smaller under hairs around my forehead came back, and my fingernails started to strengthen.

No one on the iodine list on yahoo seemed to have experienced sub- acute thyroiditis or knew anything about it so I was left to glean what I could from their experiences and experiment on myself.  I began to see consistent patterns in my past in relation not just to iodine itself but the specific companion nutrients in the protocol.  I started to give my body everything it may not have to make thyroid hormone and balance the other hormones.

There are a couple of essential nutrients that were lacking in my life for quite some time that is obvious now, namely iodine, selenium, magnesium & D3 that seem to connect every step along the path, along with a lifelong exposure to the competing halides Chlorine, Fluoride and Bromide.

It became very clear once my mind was back to normal functioning that I was in fact very iodine deficient before the onset of my thyroiditis.  I had low body temperature, cold hands and feet, muscle issues on one side of the body, cystic breasts since my youth, pain that is in alignment with fibromalgia that is now clearly being connected to iodine.   Had intuitively felt the need for iodine and had been supplementing with kelp as most people do who wander into the health food store looking for iodine,  I later found that the problem with kelp is the iodine in it is often offset by the amount of bromide in it.  The more I learned about bromide the more I saw that my toxicity levels must be very high.  I started to have issues upon moving into a brand new house with new carpeting and no doubt full of bromides.

Things I Used and Learned in my Experiment

  • I consistently found I had to increase my daily consumption of unrefined salt for a base level, finding that lower levels were causing my lymph system to clog, unable to make sufficient new lymph fluids to keep moving all the toxins out.  I had some kind of fear that I was going to be taking too much salt.  I currently get about 1 ½ tsp per day and if I eat something I shouldn’t like peanuts or some sugary treats my salivary glands and nodes under the jaw line will swell and I will need more salt and to stop eating the crap. 
  • I found I needed more and more magnesium.  I added transdermal magnesium oil sprayed on after my shower each day to my oral supplementation which is 600 mg and stopped all calcium supplementation.  At one point I decided I was feeling better and decided to put a small amount of calcium back into my supplementation program and felt terrible pretty quickly, wondering if it was the calcium I removed it again and felt better in a few days.  I took baths with an ounce of magnesium oil and about 2 cups of Epsom salts a couple times a week or whenever I was feeling especially tight or stressed.  Sometimes I added some hydrogen peroxide to the bath or sea salts.  Most of us are getting too much calcium and not enough magnesium so ignore the ratios you hear and listen to how you feel.  If your soft tissue crunches and pops when you stretch or exercise you have calcification already and should likely not be taking any calcium and are in desperate need of magnesium to dissolve those calcium deposits. 
  • I was also in the midst of the menopause process and the acute phase left me with hot flashes some days as often as once per hour, after the fever and chill phase had completed.  Increasing mixed tophopheral vitamin E supplementation to 800 IU (which is the level I am still at) and temporarily (about 8 weeks) increasing vitamin A levels to 25,000 IU then dropping back down to 10,000 IU ended the hot flashes and reset my menstrual cycle, so it was not complicating matters.  I had been supplementing with only beta carotene and found out that some with problems similar to my own were having trouble making beta carotene into vitamin A.  I am still in the menopause process and sometimes have periods every month then none for 2-4 months but I have no menopause symptoms. 
  • Knowing that I have had issue with insulin resistance and now an issue with thyroid it was brought to my attention that thryroid issues, diabetes and celiac are all found on the same gene.  I took some good advice and decided to go gluten free which immediately took care of many digestive issues.  I had done low carb previously and knew I felt better but had not considered that the grains as well as the sugars could be causing me problems other than just their carb count.  The problem when I was on the low carb diet in retrospect is that it encouraged products that had both artificial sweeteners as well as high levels of soy which is toxic to the thyroid. 
  • During the acute swelling periods colloidal silver helped to alleviate some discomfort.  
  • I alternated aspirin and Tylenol so as not to take too much tylenol for pain.  Sometimes as the swelling and pain were in the reducing phase I would take one regular Tylenol and one regular aspirin together. 
  • Homeopathic remedies helped considerably with the swelling and other acute symptoms I used belladonna 30x, bryonia alba 200x,  allium cepa 30x, lachesis mutus 200x then 30x, this one did the most for the swelling. 
  • When I got my mind back I realized I had a whole box full of essential oils and many of them may be of assistance in fighting this virus so I pulled it out and made up the custom blends here on the site.  I rubbed them into my feet diluted in extra virgin coconut oil.  Initially it made me very tired which I attributed to herxheimer reaction and I had to start with every 3 days, moving to every other day, then every day.  When I had used up a container I would make the next batch stronger.  These oils helped tremendously I wish I would have been in the proper mental state to think about using them earlier in the process. 
  • I increased my vitamin D3 from 2000 IU to 5000 IU and now am taking 10,000 IU a day 
  • I added chlorella to help my body process and move out toxins 
  • I stayed away from synthetic or natural thyroid hormone replacement.  In all honesty as insane as it all was I cannot imagine attempting to get a balanced hormone level with supplemental replacement hormone.  I was whacked out every which way.  Now that I am stabilized if my thyroid hormone levels don’t seem to return to a healthy level then I would have to consider it, but during this process it would not have been helpful. 
  • After finally stabilizing my iodine dose at 50 mg for quite some time I found myself driving a new car with heavy bromide levels and in a high stress situation so I increased iodine to 75 mg it took a week or so of salt loading to go from 50 to 62.5 mg and then again from 62.5 to 75 so obviously I am still highly bromide / fluoride toxic even after 20 months of iodine supplementation. 
  • During the acute phase of the process I was able to take higher levels of iodine then I started to have more issues.  I think this was a sign that my body was not up-taking the iodine very well and when it finally had all the nutrients it needed to properly use the iodine I started to detox large amounts of bromide and had to reduce dose.  Listening to your body, and at the same time not having knee jerk fear reactions is challenging when you are sick.  I noticed a tendency on the iodine list of very sick people to come on the list and when they didn’t get some immediate reactions within a couple weeks with the iodine they simply decided it didn’t work and quit the protocol.  Many of them never used the protocol correctly to begin with and were not taking companion nutrients.  After 20  months my cystic breasts have not fully resolved, but they are improved, my body had other priorities with the iodine, the cystic condition has been with me since I was very young it only make sense that some issues will take time.  I didn’t get sick overnight. 
  • Make sure you are getting companions to other nutrients –  if you are taking zinc (as some people do if they have experienced a bromide rash) you should make sure you are getting enough copper.  For me when I had a bromide rash at one point the salt loading took care of it.  There are some good sites that have charts of the relationships between different nutrients.  
  • If I was back at the beginning with what I know now I would clean up my diet immediately and stick to it.  Through the whole process I really have not had the energy to deal with the dietary issues and I am sure that would have made things more comfortable.  If you develop this type of thyroiditis and have a loved one who can just only bring in organic unprocessed gluten free foods into your life do it.  Organic fruits and veggies, avoiding any that are goitergens, good oils like olive and coconut, as well as good sources of protein organic meats and grass fed and pastured beef.  No artificial sweeteners, no soy, just avoid anything processed or prepackaged at all.  Be careful if you use whey powder to read the label many have soy as well as whey and most have artificial sweeteners. 
  • Even those of us who have been frequenting health food stores for over 20 years can get too lax in reading labels, the reality is at this point half the stuff in the health food store is made by another division of the toxic big agra companies and is not healthy or has certain toxic ingredients.  The owners of a health food stores stock what is popular and may or may not be educated about what is in the item or in some cases even care.  Many people will still try and convince you soy is healthy and the health food store if full of it as one example.  Unfortunately you have to take to time to do your own research decide what you are willing to put into your body then be very diligent in reading labels.

 

New Start with Diet & Exercise

It’s been a few weeks since I weighed in because I have been on a plateau.  Multiple things factored in with this.   One was raising my iodine dose so my body was working on  getting rid of higher levels of toxins.  Another factor my body decided to start having regular periods again how long this will last is unknown.  Then I was working through some high stress stuff and simply was eating more comfort foods.  Not enough to gain weight but enough not to lose.  I also started doing some exercise again and I think initially after a long illness that was actually a stress factor instead of a stress reliever.

So essentially I maintained 156 which is down 15 pounds from my start and has in the past been one of my set points.  I had hit 155 and 154 during the journey but then would bounce back up to 156

This week I upped the exercise but also the calories trying to find out what my body is doing or not I did essentially the amount of exercise that equaled the extra calories I ate.  I did about 1600 calories worth of exercise and added about that many calories.  I thought if my body was really burring the calories like it should then I should lose one pound as normal.  I normally stagger 1200 calories and this week turned out to average 1435 per day.

This morning’s weigh in was 154 down 2 pounds so that is a surprise with this little experiment but may also simply reflect that I have been wobbling a little at this point for a while so the real test will be getting back to business so to speak with the calories and now the added exercise for this coming week.  I think my body is ready to go down again and I think my thyroiditis is essentially resolved and I am steady at 50 mg iodoral.  Sure would be nice to get to losing 2 pound per week level instead of one.  I think I would need a serious metabolism boost as it was a lot for me right now to get 1600 calories of exercise last week and that is far from the 3500 needed for one pound.  I am building some muscle and maybe just getting that much movement in general after this long illness will help rev things up too. 

So starting at 171

I lost the first 15 by January 24 in 13 weeks  Then for 10 weeks my body bounced around from 154 to 156. 

New start

last week 156
this week 154     -2 pounds

Total loss is 17 pounds

This week will now be the real test of breaking this level since I haven’t been lower than 154

Pamela’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate-Chunk-Cookie-Mix1These are officially my favorite Gluten Free cookies.  The first time I made them I left them to cook just a little too long and they were hard, but tasted good.  The next time I watched them a little more carefully.  Cookies raise and puff up then start to fall, once they had fallen I took them right out of the oven.  I didn’t time them at all.  That was the trick, they are soft and chewy and wonderful.  They stay soft in Tupperware too.  Yum

If you make 18 of them then they are 150 calories – 15 carbs – 2 protein

 

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More on the Naturcolor

After removing the other Revlon color with the color oops and then re-coloring with the Naturcolor it was time to touch up the roots.  I saw people complain about these natural hair colors fading but I didn’t experience any fading.  Of course it was on top of the color opps so the real test will be when I do my roots with a darker color, to see if as time passes the color fades a little on the grays.  The Revlon faded really badly though so I had to pull it though all the hair not just the roots which is how it got so much build up. 

I still had the other half of the light colors I chose because of the porous issue after using the color opps.  So I went ahead and used them even though I knew they would be too light.  I left it on for the full 55 minutes that is the longest time it is active.  It covered my grey but is lighter than my normal color so next time I will get the next darker shades as I knew I would need to. 

I tried to capture the color but the lighting today was difficult.  I was next to a window and it was cloudy out.  In the first pic I kept the flash off hoping to get a natural color, the color is pretty accurate but it looks a little dull, when it is real shiny.

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So I broke down and turned the flash on and then of course that was too much light output and it makes the whole top much redder than it it really is but shows the shine.  I do have natural deep red highlights and using 1/2 of the natural color and 1/2 of a golden color really allows them to come out.  I think if i had used 1/2 of a red color instead of golden it would become too red.

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This one is probably the closest to the actual highlight color

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This one I was trying to show how the roots are a little lighter with the colors I used.  The color is not real true to what it is, but it does show that even that lighter color covered the dark and grey roots both.  So aside from the roots it truly is my natural color and I just need darker shades so the roots will match.  Even though the roots are lighter though it blends nicely and I don’t have an issue with waiting for more growth before I color again.

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It is soft and shiny and I really love this this product 🙂 I’m so glad not to have to use the smelly stuff anymore and it doesn’t itch or sting.  Plus it doesn’t stain anything in my bathroom!  Best of all the whole reason I started the process NO BROMIDE!

Here is the original process

http://iodinehealth.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/hair-color-bromide/

Making Mineral Make-Up

Getting started

I started making my own mineral makeup about 4 years ago.  I couldn’t afford what was available at the time and the certainly wasn’t any at Wal-Mart although I wouldn’t trust it anyway because they may add all kinds of crap to it so it is only a percentage of minerals.  When you make your own you get to control what goes in it.  Some companies use Bismuth ox chloride which many people have an allergic reaction to.  It has a lovely pearl shine it it and I order a little bit a couple years back just to se if it bothered my skin or not and I am ok with it. If I post a recipe that calls for it though you can leave it out.

I use metric measuring spoons which are not so easy to find here in the U.S.  But they are the easiest way to be consistent and also make it really simple if you want to make a bigger batch of the same color.  I ordered a couple of sets from the learning tree and the set has spoons for 1 ml, 2 ml, 5 ml, 10 ml, and 25 ml.  Apparently they don’t have them any more.  Some sets have metric lines on regular spoons but that would not be handy at all.  I found this set but they say grams when it should be ml and the 2 size is 2.5

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http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/product/metric-measuring-spoon-set?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base

Ahh here we go I found a site Basic Science Supplies with a price of 1.60 for the set.

http://www.basicsciencesupplies.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=311650&Category_Code=measurement&Product_Count=34

I also use a simple coffee bean grinder.  There have been a few times trying to get the prefect shade of foundation that I found it too small, or more to the point I started with too much of each ingredient. 

There is debate about using the nano size particles (micronized)  and where in the body they can end up and if the body can get rid of them.  They offer the most sheer coverage but I would stay away from them.  Be aware that  TBK mixes the natural mineral colors below with other cosmetic colorants that are not minerals in the same section of their site.

Basics colors

I got different colors from the companies below based on who was the cheapest for that color,  or in a couple cases I got brown from more than one supplier because they had different shades of brown.   All the companies now have lots of color blends made up for you but it is not always clear what is in them, with the exception of essential wholesale they list all ingredients.  Some colors cannot be used on lips and all that information is stated when buying the colors.

I’ll be putting some recipes under recipe & cosmetic in the categories of the blog.

Titanium Dioxide (white flat)

Sericite Mica (white flat, smooth silky)

Iron Oxides:
Black
Browns; light , medium, dark
Orange, Red
Yellow – plus I see TKB has an ochre color now that I don’t have.

Ultramarine:
pink, violet  & blue
The Conservatorie has two versions of the violet blue violet and red violet

Ferric Ferrocyanide
AKA Prussian Blue (blue)

Greens:
Chromium Oxide Green (mid color green)
Hydrated Chromium Oxide Green (teal)

Maganese Violet

Carmine (deep pink)
Carmine is an animal product made from a beetle so a vegan would likely not want to use this color

From Essential Wholesale
http://www.essentialwholesale.com

Aloe Vera Powder
Allantoin
Kaolin Clay

FromTKB Trading
http://www.tkbtrading.com/

Z-cote Zinc oxide (white flat)
Velvet Mica with some titanium dioxide (white sparkly)
Peal Powder (white)
Silk Powder (white)
Carmine (pink)

TKB now has a wide selection of colored clays if you wanted to mess around getting the right color into a foundation for oily skin.

From The Conservatorie
http://www.theconservatorie.com/

Boron Nitrate- Three Kinds; Boron Coverage, Boron Veil, Boron Glow (white)
Magnesium Myristate (white)
Bismuth Oxychloride (White pearl)

Affirmations – Weight Loss

My ideal weight range is ___________ pounds
Your ideal weight range is ___________ pounds

I am always able to maintain my ideal weight
You are always able to maintain your ideal weight

I am happy about sharing my essential self with others
You are happy about sharing your essential self with others

I am comfortable, confident and at ease in all social situations
You are comfortable, confident and at ease in all social situations

I am beautiful, and that beauty is reflect back to me
You are beautiful, and that beauty is reflect back to you

I release heavy emotions
You release heavy emotions

I release all fear, depression, and anger
You release all fear, depression, and anger

I am a creature of peace, courage, and joy
You are a creature of peace, courage, and joy

I let go of other people’s emotional pain
You let go of other people’s emotional pain

I release all energy that I am carrying for others
You release all energy that you are carrying for others

I release my need to carry stress for other people
You release my need to carry stress for other people

Every cell in my body is filled with energy
Every cell in you body is filled with energy

I am fully nourished by the foods I eat
You are fully nourished by the foods you eat

I am losing weight now to achieve my ideal weight range
You are losing weight now to achieve your ideal weight range

I love how I feel as I make progress in my fitness goals
You love how you feel as you make progress in your fitness goals

I love the food that makes me thin.
You love the food that makes you thin

Achieving and maintaining my ideal weight range is effortless.
Achieving and maintaining your ideal weight range is effortless

I enjoy being healthy.
You enjoy being healthy.

My body is getting stronger, slimmer, and healthier every day.
Your body is getting stronger, slimmer, and healthier every day.

I am developing a new relationship with food and incorporating exercise in my life to change my lifestyle so that I am healthier, have more energy and feel better about myself.
You are developing a new relationship with food and incorporating exercise in your life to change your lifestyle so that you are healthier, have more energy and feel better about yourself.

I am developing a new relationship with food and increase the level of exercise in my life.
You are developing a new relationship with food and increase the level of exercise in your life

I am ready to be thin and strong again
You are ready to be thin and strong again

I feel good with a toned torso, butt, arms and legs
You feel good with a toned torso, butt, arms and legs

My body is powerful and strong
Your body is powerful and strong

I create an abundance of energy when I work out
You create an abundance of energy when you work out

I love working out with weight training equipment
You love working out with weight training equipment

Exercise gives me a good feeling about myself
Exercise gives you a good feeling about yourself

My fast results motivate me to continue with my fitness program
Your fast results motivate you to continue with your fitness program

Taking care of my body gives me great confidence
Taking care of your body gives you great confidence

I am willing and committed to doing what it takes to meet all my fitness goals
You are willing and committed to doing what it takes to meet all your fitness goals

I deserve healthy food and a healthy body
You deserve healthy food and a healthy body

I will succeed at creating the body I have always wanted
You will succeed at creating the body you have always wanted

I enjoy wearing clothes that show off my incredible body
I enjoy wearing clothes that show off your incredible body

Every time I exercise I enjoy it more
Every time you exercise you enjoy it more

Every day I notice positive changes in my mind and my body
Every day you notice positive changes in your mind and your body

I am grateful for the ability to be active
You are grateful for the ability to be active

I nurture myself by living a healthy lifestyle
You nurture yourself by living a healthy lifestyle

I sleep soundly and wake up refreshed and energized
You sleep soundly and wake up refreshed and energized

I love the way my renewed body looks and feels; lean, firm, and strong
You love the way you renewed body looks and feels; lean, firm, and strong

People notice how young, attractive and fit I look
People notice how young, attractive and fit you look

As I strengthen my body, I strengthen my confidence and self-esteem.
As you strengthen your body, you strengthen your confidence and self-esteem

I am willing to change.
You are willing to change.

I can achieve every goal and desire
You can achieve every goal and desire

I have the power to change my life.
You have the power to change your life.

I eat only what my body needs.
You eat only what your body needs

I choose to eat healthy foods.
You choose to eat healthy foods.

I am committed to my goals.
You are committed to your goals.

I effortlessly stay on track.
You effortlessly stay on track.

I eat foods and portions that support my new weight.
You eat foods and portions that support your new weight

I eat like a thin person.
You eat like a thin person.

My body is the temple of my spirit.
Your body is the temple of your spirit.

I release the emotions and fears that caused me to hide behind my weight
You release the emotions and fears that caused you to hide behind your weight

I am getting stronger, healthier and more vibrant each and every day
You are getting stronger, healthier and more vibrant each and every day

I choose foods that truly nourish me.
You choose foods that truly nourish you

I eat only to nurture my body
You eat only to nurture your body

I respect myself.
You respect yourself and other people respect you

I am worthy of being treated with respect.
You are worthy of being treated with respect

My body is beautiful.
Your body is beautiful

My body becomes more beautiful with each day.
Your body becomes more beautiful with each day.

I accept myself unconditionally.
You accept yourself unconditionally and other people accept you because of that.

I choose what I eat wisely and I listen to my body.
You choose what you eat wisely and you listen to your body.

I look amazing
You look amazing

I am fit, healthy and attractive.
You are fit, healthy and attractive.

Every day I get closer to my ideal weight range
Every day you get closer to your ideal weight range

I attract only healthy relationships
You attract only healthy relationships

I love to exercise daily and look forward to this time
You love to exercise daily and look forward to this time

My body is blessed with a radiant immune system and a healthy metabolism
Your body is blessed with a radiant immune system and a healthy metabolism

I have the perfect hormone balance to achieve and maintain my ideal weight range
You have the perfect hormone balance to achieve and maintain your ideal weight range

I awaken and unleash my inner athlete
You awaken and unleash your inner athlete

It is now easy for me to stop eating when I have eaten what my body needs to attain and maintain my healthy weight.
It is now easy for you to stop eating when you have eaten what your body needs to attain and maintain your healthy weight.

It is automatic for me to stop eating and push my plate away when I recognize the first signs of satiety.
It is automatic for you to stop eating and push your plate away when your recognize the first signs of satiety

If I am full I leave food on my plate
If you are full you leave food on your plate

Feeling the need to clean my plate is a past behavior and thought pattern I have now overcome
Feeling the need to clean your plate is a past behavior and thought pattern you have now overcome

It is natural for me to package up excess food or just throw it away.
It is natural for you to package up excess food or just throw it away.

It’s now easy and comfortable for me to bypass emotional eating.
It’s now easy and comfortable for you to bypass emotional eating.

I only eat when my body is hungry
You only eat when your body is hungry

Food no longer controls my life.
Food no longer controls your life.

I eat to live, not live to eat.
You eat to live, not live to eat.

I no longer eat out of boredom or for emotion reasons.
You no longer eat out of boredom or for emotion reasons.

I enjoy the tastes of healthy foods over processed foods.
You enjoy the tastes of healthy foods over processed foods

I am allowing people to see the beautiful person within.
You are allowing people to see the beautiful person within.

I am strong enough to limit my occasional treats
You are strong enough to limit your occasional treats

Cravings do not control me.
Cravings do not control you.

I am able to treat myself without going overboard.
You are able to treat yourself without going overboard.

When allowing myself a treat I stop before overindulging
When allowing yourself a treat you stop before overindulging

I love myself as I am, regardless of weight.
You love yourself as you are regardless of weight
Other people love you as you are regardless of weight

I choose to be slim and healthy
You choose to be slim and healthy
I now see myself as being slim and healthy.

Everyday I get more control of my weight.
Everyday You get more control of your weight.

I think positively about my body.
You think positively about your body

I feel awesome after I exercise.
You feel awesome after you exercise.

I feel healthier when I work out.
You feel healthier when you work out.

I have more energy when I exercise.
You have more energy when you exercise.

I am a divine spirit capable of attaining any goal.
You are a divine spirit capable of attaining any goal.

I am beautiful and sexy no matter what my size.
You are beautiful and sexy no matter what your size

I can recognize when I am full and stop eating.
You can recognize when you are full and stop eating.

I can handle any stressor that comes my way without eating.
You can handle any stressor that comes you way without eating.

I have great coping skills that don’t require food
You have great coping skills that don’t require food

I am a strong empowered woman (man).
You are a strong empowered woman (man).

I allow myself to feel my emotions without needing to eat to quiet them.
You allow yourself to feel your emotions without needing to eat to quiet them.

I am an athlete.
You are an athlete
People see you as an athlete

I will devote time every day to exercising my body.
You will devote time every day to exercising your body.

I choose to work out everyday
You choose to work out everyday

I am active and fit
You are active and fit
People see you as active and fit

Body fat melts off me like ice in the hot summer sun.
Body fat melts off you like ice in the hot summer sun

I am an efficient, energetic, healthy, fit woman (man) who can handle anything that arises today.
You are an efficient, energetic, healthy, fit woman (man) who can handle anything that arises today.

I eat only to fuel my body when needed
You eat only to fuel your body when needed

I appreciate and love my body
You appreciate and love your body

I have a very Strong, Ripped and Healthy body
You have a very Strong, Ripped and Healthy body
People see me as Strong, Ripped and Healthy

I get hungry only for the foods my body really needs.
You get hungry only for the foods your body really needs.

It is natural to me to feel great.
It is natural to you to feel great.

I am reaching my ideal weight range and body composition
You are reaching your ideal weight range and body composition

I am buying new clothes to show off my new lean body.
You are buying new clothes to show off your new lean body
People think your new lean body looks great in your new clothes

I am refining and sticking to my workout plan.
You are refining and sticking to my workout plan.

Hair Color & Bromide

Dealing with detoxing the bromide is a pain the ass but avoiding new sources of bromide seems to be even harder.  It is just everywhere.  The hair color I’ve been using for years, colorsilk,  has bromide as most hair colors do, not to mention a host of other nasty chemicals.  While there is no way to color your hair completely chemically free except body art quality henna and indigo which is an art unto itself, I decided to research a little into the “natural” hair colors at the health food store.  My intent at this point really was to stop putting more fricken bromide on my head every month. 

I considered just going gray and to hell with it.  My hair is probably 50% gray its hard to tell at this point when the roots grow out.  They are actually silver like my dads but while he has a whole head of lovely silver hair I seem to be following more in the salt and pepper pattern of my mom.  She was still salt and pepper well into her late 60s.  The problem is other than shaving your head or having long horrid roots for a long time there is not way to really transition to gray.  It is easier if you started out blond then you can get some color magic at a salon to blend highlights and lowlights while it grows and it is less noticeable.  But when your hair is dark brown / bright silver that just isn’t going to happen.

While I have been using the same color a long time, it has kept getting darker.  They have made color gentler over the years, but if you get a color you like, it fades and if you go darker it inevitably turns so dark it looks black.  So I had a lot of color build up and I figured there was no chance of a natural alternative helping this.  I had used a product called color fix to remove build up many years back but it was very drying.  With a lot of research i found people preferred color oops extra strength and they have it at walgreens so I wouldn’t have to order online.  I decided to do my mom too so we would both go to a more natural product.  Her hair was not as dark and much shorter so we got one box for her and I got two for myself.  I figured as long as I have been coloring the ends would likely need a second go round.

After looking through all the natural colors I was thinking herbatint but neither of the health food store in Durango had that so I decided to go with naturcolor.  We got a very light color because the color oops leaves your hair very porous and I didn’t want it black again.  We both got two colors to mix, the darkest natural blond, and the darkest golden blond (which are both really light brown shades as far as I can tell).  I have red highlight naturally, that is what is now silver, but if I use a red it gets really red and the natural alone is usually too bland so I decided to go 50 /50 with a golden tone.

 

 

I did the first color oops application before bed and it took out the majority of the color and I applied the second box to the ends the next day.  My hair then was at a base color, kind of a medium brown/reddish, not a bad color actually, it went well with my eyes(except for those roots that were showing LOL).  My mom did her color oops and then colored later the same day.  Her hair came out a light – medium brown with the blondes we mixed, and it was the most natural color she has has for MANY years.  In fact I would say it likely was her natural color.  I waited a day to color.  I was going to wait a week or so, so that the porous issue would be less of an issue, but seeing my mom’s hair made me to decide to just go for it.

The color process is really gentle and there is no smell at all.  Because of the color opps I only left the color on 10 minutes. .  When I got out of the shower my hair was my natural color!  It was a bit amazing, the color I had at 20, lovely dark brown with mild red highlights in the sun.  It was not flat and it was the most natural color, I was really impressed.  Because the roots had been exposed to the color opps (the color of them wasn’t changed by it though) I assume they were more porous and took more color than they would normally.  They almost covered in the ten minutes even with the blonde colors. 

So now the trick is going to be finding out how dark to go with this company to match the roots just right.  I’ll go ahead and use the other half of the blonde mix I got next time for the full 40 minutes just to see what happens.  Then I’ll get two darker shades of natural and golden next time, and if necessary go to the two darker after that.  I would rather not  quite have root coverage temporarily, than choose a color too dark, so I guess it’s going to be a gradual process.  My hair came out much darker than my moms using the same colors so I attribute that to the color opps removing all the artificial color, then each of our hair took the new pigment and used it differently.  Well mine was darker after the color opps too because my base color is darker.

I am very happy with the naturcolor and so is my mom, my hair is really soft & shinny and the color is so natural.  I guess they named their product well! 

My hair was not damaged by the color oops either even with two applications.  The color oops smells horrible but it felt good to get all that old color out it was like a purification.  Many people who have reviewed the color oops obviously can’t read.  They think it is like bleach and you will see your hair lightening.  It is not bleach though, it shrinks the color molecules so they can be washed out and the most important part of the process is the washing and rinsing.  It is all chemicals LOL but I don’t think I will ever need to use it again. 

So goodbye gray, goodbye too blackish and hello dark brown with lovely red highlights with no damn bromide exposure!

The naturcolor box has no photos which is a little odd not that the colors ever turn out true to the box on any hair colors anyway.

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Extra Strength Hair Color Remover

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Home Made Ice Cream

When I was low carbing I used to make Ice cream fairly often.  I used the Atkins flavorings and they worked well, that was however before I realized that spenda was going to follow in the footsteps of aspartame as the next toxic chemical.  Since it is a chlorinated product I can only assume it contributed to the thyroid issue I am recovering from now by adding to my iodine deficiency as one of the halides.  I used aspartame for years before we knew the dangers of that.  It is hard to avoid the poisons in our food even now with so much more information available to us.  When I decided I wanted to makes some ice cream with splenda free I tried various flavorings and they were all really weak.  Then I found LorAnn ice cream flavors they are sugar free and I have no idea what else is in them LOL

https://www.lorannoils.com/c-12-beverage-ice-cream-flavors.aspx

of the 4 flavors I’ve tried the my favorite is the red raspberry but the mint chocolate chip is really good and I liked the caramel although it is a very mild flavor.  The other one i tried was chocolate and you just really can’t go wrong with chocolate 

Raspberry Ice Cream Recipe

1 Quart Heavy Cream
7 Egg Yolks
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp LorAnn Raspberry flavoring
1/4 Cup Water
1 Tbsp. Raw Honey
2 tsp Demerata Sugar
Mix of Erythritol / Stevia
2 1/2 Bags Frozen Raspberries (Wal-mart brand)

Take the frozen raspberries out and sprinkle them well with the mix of erythritol and stevia too much stevia will be biter so only use a little.  Let them sit to start defrosting.

Liquid Mixture; mix together in a small bowl and set aside
egg yolks, vanilla, raspberry flavor, water, honey and sugar.

Whip cream with electric mixer when it is nice and thick add the liquid mixture and mix in well.  Add some of the raspberries that are defrosted so the mix is a nice raspberry color and some of the natural raspberry flavor is throughout.  If the bowl you whipped the cream in is not very large put the whole mixture into a bigger bowl and add the rest of the raspberries.  Spoon into 11 small plastic containers for individual servings and put into freezer.

Serving Size: one container
Calories: 377
Carbs: 16.2
Protein: 4.7

I don’t have the fat count because I don’t count fats I eat only natural fats like cream, butter and extra virgin coconut oil and what is in the meat I eat so I am not concerned with my fat count.

You don’t have to use erythritol as some people avoid all sugar alcohols, this one doesn’t bother me and this ice cream is really the  only thing I use it in because it has a cool flavor that is suitable for ice cream.  Xylitol for example upsets my digestion and erythritol doesn’t.  You could use more demerata with the stevia or maple or date sugar but you would need to add those to the calorie and carb counts. 

If you were to use the mint chocolate flavor you could put get an organic mint chocolate bar and use a cheese grater  to put some chocolate bits in there mmmm

If you wanted you probably add some extra virgin coconut oil to this recipe.  I’ve never tried that.  It would raise the calorie count no doubt but no everyone needs to count calories.

Night Sweats – Hot Flashes

At the beginning of my thyroiditis I had horrible sweats I had been having typical peri-menopause type night sweats lightly for years not bad enough to even really wake me up but enough to be aware they were happening.  During the first few weeks of the thyroiditis they were 24 hours a day and at one point about every 20 minutes.  I know there was a viral aspect as I was so sick, but when that aspect subsided the hot flashes continued.  I assumed they were menopause related since my cycle had been erratic and I had missed a few periods on more than one occasion.  Someone on the yahoo list suggested I take 800 IU of vitamin E.  I had been on 400 IU mixed E.  So I upped the dose and in about a week the hot flashes were gone.

Fast forward several months and I started to have mild night sweats again but not enough to interfere with sleep.  Then the last couple weeks they have ramped up and they are waking me up 3 or 4 times a night to throw off the covers until it passes, and now they are hitting in the day time too.  My E is still at 800 IU so I really can’t raise that.  I hope it is just a hormonal adjustment as the Candida is dying off, since Candida is well know for mimicking hormones.  It could also be the end cycle of the thyroiditis though as so little seems to be known about the process.  I am at a year now and they say it typically take a year to 18 months to resolve.  I did have some really mild swelling of the throat  yesterday.   Yet it could just be a new round of the menopause process.  LOL  it is annoying especially when it wakes me up though.

Diet Progress

Part of what I wanted to do here on the blog is to follow my diet and weight loss progress.  I guess for the accountability aspect as much as anything.  I do best when I keep a food diary and know exactly what I’ve eaten. 

Now that I am slowly recovering from the sub-acute thyroiditis I need to get to losing this weight.  I am 12 weeks into my diet on Sunday and am weighing in once a week.  For about three years before the thyroiditis hit I could not lose a pound no matter what I did.  We have a bowflex, and I have a whole book keeping track of my workouts with that as well as any walks or other cardio I did.  There were periods of time in there were I definitely gained tremendous strength but lose weight NOT.  It was really frustrating because in 2002 I lost 40 pounds doing low carb and was about 17-18 pounds over my high school weight and felt great.  I maintained that for a couple years and then I started to gain weight and couldn’t even get my body to stay in ketosis at all.  Even at the time I lost on a low carb I couldn’t lose any on a typical low calorie diet.  Then I slowly gained a bunch of weight and then when I got the thyroiditis last February I gained a good 10 pounds from being in bed all damn year.  So by the time it i was all said an done I was 171 pounds which is a hell of a lot for me.

I still don’t have  a tremendous amount of energy so I am not back to the bowflex or any cardio yet but you have to start somewhere.  I am only 5 feet tall so I decided to go on 1200 calorie diet.  After doing some research I decided to stagger my calories so my body would not know how many it was going to get on any given day and would not try to slow my metabolism to adjust to the 1200 calories.

So it goes like this

Sunday 1200
Monday 1000
Tuesday 1400
Wednesday 1200
Thursday 1000
Friday 1400
Saturday 1200

I find this is really easy to do because I can have a treat on the 1400 calorie days and I don’t feel deprived in any way.  A treat may be something sweet but just as often it is  a higher calorie meal like a nice pot roast with potatoes.  If I think I want to have something on a 1000 calorie day I can just tell myself I get to have it tomorrow.  So far I haven’t been hungry at all and it is going well.  I am losing about 1 pound a week with no exercise.  I lost 3 the first week so at my 11 week weigh in on the 10th I had lost 13 pounds.  I had one week in there when I had my period where I lost no weight but then the next week when my period was over I had lost 2 pounds that i all evened out. 

I try and stick to the guidelines of this staggered schedule but because I weigh in in weekly I also keep track  through the week.  So if I eat only 1300 on a 1400 day I put a plus 100 and carry over through the week and try and keep the total for my week (8400 calories) on track because it is hard to be exacting on any given day.    Then I start over on weigh in day.

About one day a week I package up a lot of things in specific serving sizes so I can just grab something and eat it without having to weigh and measure.  It makes it real easy to mix and match to get to different calorie amounts and if i am in a hurry I can write down the name of the food in my diary and come back and put in the numbers later.

I do have some rules to my diet in addition to following my calorie count and they basically are;

Gluten Free –  I always felt better on a low carb diet and now I know it was the gluten.  I can eat a pizza with gluten free crust and feel fine.  There are lots of gluten free options so that makes it easy to have a treat here and there without cheating.  I found out that thyroid issues, gluten issues, and diabetes are all on the same gene, that makes one think.  My digestion improved with iodine supplementation but then 3 to 4 months after going gluten free all my digestion are issues are gone.

Soy – No soy it is a goitrogen and really bad for the thyroid.  I think this may have been an aspect of the low carb that was not good as so many of the low carb products had soy in them.  With the thyroid issue I am dealing with I need to avoid all goitrogens.

Sweeteners – No artificial sweeteners period.  No refined sugar, no high fructose corn syrup.  So when I do eat something sweet it has raw honey, stevia, fruit, organic raw sugar or dehydrated cane juice. Total carb count between 75 and 150 per day.

Additives – no msg, try and stay away from any artificial flavors or colors.  I still have bacon now and then but no other nitrates. Avoid anything that may have bromide,  fluoride, or chlorine.  We have well water here but it is really heavy in calcium so we drink purified water.   Only use unrefined salt and natural herbs or spices

Basically I use real foods in as natural state as possible.  I know what is going in my body.  Processed food is filled with god knows what,  I use mostly organic dairy for the little dairy I eat, I wish I could afford only grass fed beef but that is out of reach at the moment.   I do make sure and get enough protein though with meat or whey powder sweetened with stevia.

Then of course all my regular supplements and following the iodine protocol  I can tell my thyroid is working now!

One other thing to  note would be the holidays.  We don’t do a lot of holiday parties and such so I didn’t have to worry about that, just the thanksgiving and Christmas meal.  I ate low calories the day before and the day after and ate whatever I wanted on the holiday itself.  I had read form the same person who suggested staggering my calories that this would work so I gave it a shot on thanksgiving and still lost my pound that week and again on Christmas it worked, so apparently you could maybe get away with this once a month but I just didn’t feel good physically eating as much as I did  so I wouldn’t want to do that once a month.  LOL

Candida Skin Issues – Update 1

After trying the MMS I kind of gave up on this stuff figuring eating almost no carbs was the only answer.  A few months after getting sub-acute thyroiditis that is viral everyone was blabbing on tv about the swine flu and all the natural sites were talking about how to avoid flu naturally.  I thought well I’m not worried I have all kinds of anti-viral essential oils.  That was a light bulb moment in the midst of my brain fog as I realized i have a viral condition and I haven’t been sing my antiviral essential oils!  So I added some (which is now essential oil blend 1) to some foot rub I had made with magnesium oil, coconut oil and aloe vera.  I started to apply this to my feet.  The first few days I could only apply every three days because I was getting a herxheimer reaction, so I knew it was killing fungus.  I started every other day for a few days until after about two weeks I started putting it on my feet every day.  When I got to the every day point I was still getting a strong herx reaction about an hour after application, I would generally get exhausted and feel like napping and sleeping it off.  Much to my surprise about 3 weeks later I noticed this skin stuff improving. 

Wanting to make a blend for pandemic preventative for the family I had to buy a few oils I was out of and I made essential oil blend 2.  I started to mix the two blends, dilute in extra virgin coconut oil and put it on my feet  and then directly on the worst parts of the skin as well every morning. Very quickly all the dry skin was gone and only the under lesions were left.  They itched really bad so I started to put tea tree on directly because it cools the itch and then apply the other oil blend on top of that.  Gradually there were less and less lesions and more clear skin emerging.  Every so often at night I would add some provodone iodine.  It was almost cleared when my period arrived and it flared up quite dramatically.  Over the next 3 weeks it cleared quite a bit and then started to flare up again over the fourth week as I got to my period again.  This time though the flare up was less than the month before. 

Now I am nearing my third period and it is not flaring yet and is continuing to improve.  I have increased the amount of essential oils in my blend and now am Appling some times at night as well.  The itch is gone so I no longer apply the tea tree directly before the oils.  I recent bought some 5% lugol’s and I am applying that as well (diluted).  It is gentler than the provodone to me with it being water based, and it has both potassium iodine and elemental iodine while the provodone has elemental iodine alone.

I am making progress but this stuff has always been elusive without extreme diet so now that I have it on the run I am hitting it with everything I can.  I found a site talking about the use of gentian violet so I ordered some of that.  I put some on monday and it stains really bad  I haven’t put on more because I wanted to see how long the stains last.  There is still some purple skin today!  The interesting part is after the first shower the parts where the stain remained the worst were the areas with the lesions.  My diet is really consistent right now so if I add something that gives me a reaction I know right away.  Monday night in the middle of the night I got really bad diarrhea and felt terrible so with the gentian violet being the only change clearly I had a big die off.  I plan to apply some more and do it maybe every other evening on the worst parts to see where that goes. 

When I clear this stuff with an extreme diet which no one can live on forever it takes 12 weeks of being perfect with 20-30 carbs max.  Now it will be 12 weeks January 26 since I started the essential oils daily.  I have been eating 100-150 carbs a day but I have been controlling my calories for weight loss. My philosophy at this point is that when you go onto a low carb anti-candida diet to starve out the fungus they don’t actually die, they just go dormant.  when I get rid of this with diet this skin stuff will come back in two weeks after eating more than 40 carbs.  The problem is too that after 20 years of being on and off the anti-candida diet I developed various nutritionally deficiencies.  I have been restoring all my minerals and most important to me iodine. 

I though one day this is just bullshit people all over the world don’t have this shit even when they eat things I have to deny myself, like fruit.  So there must be something in my internal environment that needs to be adjusted in order to get this candida under control.  So far it is clear tome that I was really low in magnesium and selenium as well as critical in iodine.  I also went gluten free.

Here are some clearer pictures then the ones I posted with the original article, these were taken in August of 2008, below them are a couple newer pics showing some of the improvement.  I will do another update when i get it cleared with the total of how long it took to fully clear and if I added anything else.

Oh I should add how i mixed the two blends

the first batch i used 1/2 cup of coconut oil and added 7 droppers (175 drops) blend 1 and 4 droppers (100 drops) blend 2.   When I stopped herxing using that i mixed 5 droppers (125 drops) blend 1 and 2 droppers (50 drops) blend two with no carrier oil and when I put the diluted mix on my feet I would add 2 drops of that mix and eventually 3 or four drops to each foot.

When I had used that up I made a second stronger batch so I wouldn’t have to add any drops to my feet just use the diluted blend alone.  It has a little more than 1/2 cup coconut oil and 11 droppers (275 drops) blend 1 and 7 droppers (175 drops) blend 2.

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photos from 01-06-2010 –  what is left right now (and it is less now then a couple days back when i took the photos) is only in my arm pits, all the shedding skin has stopped.  So the skin is flat /smooth even though it still has these discolored lesions.  It used to cover my whole torso, and was in the folds of my elbows and up the back of my neck and down the small of my back, well pretty much crotch to head front and back and there were little bits starting to show up on my inner thighs. LOL  Now though the rest of my torso is CLEAR!

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Essential Oil Blend 2

Engtovo’s Pandemic Blend of Essential Oils

Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal

Oil Drops
Anise * 20
Bergamot 4
Cinnamon Bark 15
Clary Sage 2
Clove Bud 10
Eucalyptus * 40
Frankincense 4
Geranium * 20
Juniper Berry * 4
Lavender * 50
Lemon * 30
Lemongrass * 25
Lime 4
Melissa in Jojoba (pure would be 2 drops) 10
Myrrh * 4
Orange 20
Oregano (origanum vulgare) * 15
Ravensara Aromatica * 8
Rosemary * 25
Sandalwood 5
Spanish Oregano (thymus capitatus) * 12
Tea Tree * 75
Thyme (thymus vulgaris) 5
Ylang Ylang * 20

How I use this blend

2 drops blend to each foot if already sick

3 drops into a diffuser with some water to clear a room

Diluted

½ cup extra virgin coconut oil

100 drops of blend

Apply to feet for preventative in a pandemic

Can also be applied to feet for systemic fungal infection or long term viral issues such as herpes

Rub diluted oil directly on a fungal infection of the skin

* oils that are in essential oil blend 1 also

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These recipes are my personal creations.  I share these recipes for personal use only.  I am not giving anyone permission to produce and package products from these recipes and sell them, or in any way represent these recipes as their own.

Essential Oil Blend 1

Engtovo’s Fungal Blend Essential Oils

Oil Drops
Anise 3
Eucalyptus 20
Juniper 10
Lavender / Geranium combo 25
Lemon 20
Lemongrass 20
Myrrh 5
Neroli in jojoba 10
Oregano 15
Ravensara Aromatica 10
Rosemary 4
Sage 7
Spanish Oregano 15
Tea Tree 50
Ylang Ylang 10

If using lavender and geranium as separate oils

15 drops lavender and 10 drops geranium

© 2010 Engtovo Bhodsvatan  – All rights reserved

These recipes are my personal creations.  I share these recipes for personal use only.  I am not giving anyone permission to produce and package products from these recipes and sell them, or in any way represent these recipes as their own.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

I found this recipe and adjusted it some, It called for Sorghum flour which I didn’t have and whole milk so I traded the sorghum with coconut flour and the whole milk with cream and water.  I have  not been  particularly fond of the garbanzo bean flour in some other things but you can’t taste it in this recipe  i think I would maybe trade out for more coconut flour if I were to do it again b cause bean flour gives me gas. 

I haven’t done this recipe again since because I’ve been lazy so I have trying the prepackaged mixes.  The Namaste stuff is really intensely spiced.  I like to taste the pizza toppings not just the crust :-).  I tried another, I think arrowhead, that was a pain.  The last couple times I used the Bob’s red mill and it has worked well.  I cook it well done then I can freeze cooked pieces and reheat right out of the freezer for a quick meal without the crust being soggy.

This is a good recipe though I really liked it!

You can see how the dough is soft and has to be pressed  into the pan with wet hands

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Ready to bake

 

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Baked lightly ready for toppings

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Topped and ready for second baking

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All Done YUMMY

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Pizza Crust

3/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup white rice flour
1/3 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon xanthum gum
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 cup cream 1/4 cup
1/4 cup plus 1 tsp. Warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons raw sugar or dehydrated cane juice
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Place all the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Mix warm water, sugar and yeast let sit for a couple minutes then add cream egg whites and olive oil and mix well.

Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients

Transfer dough to a sweet rice sprinkled pan or olive oil greased (my personal preference) pan. Oil hands with olive oil and press dough (which is sticky ) into the pan.

Bake crust only for 10-14 minutes

Add desired toppings and return to the oven to bake until the cheese is a golden brown.

Makes 2 – 10 in crusts or 1 12 in inch thick crust

I made it in one 11X16 cookie sheet

Bromide Detox Rash

Well now that I have some pages online about the iodine protocol I guess I’ll just jump in on the blog posts in no particular order LOL  My iodine supplementation has been all over the place since last February as I have worked through various issues.  During the summer at one point I was as high as 100 mg of Iodoral.  I reduced my dose after a trip I took and now have been slowing working my way back up.  A couple weeks ago I went from 25 mg up to 37.5 mg and a few days later started to develop and ugly rash on my chest.  Since I have been dealing with a Candida skin issue that is fading slowly I thought it may be related because it itched really bad.  After a few days though I began to think maybe this is a bromide reaction so I decided to salt load.  I take about 1/2 tsp Celtic salt every day plus a little on food as my base, although I don’t eat hardly anything processed and don’t add much salt to what I eat so I was only getting a tiny bit above 1/2 tsp.  Dr. Brownstein recommends 1/2 tsp and generously on food as a base.

So to start the salt loading for this bromide I upped that to 1  1/4 tsp.  Today is the third day so I haven’t taken the full amount yet today as I split the salt through the day so basically 2 1/2 days now the rash is almost gone.

I took this photo before I started to salt load figuring most people had never seen a bromide rash.  Pretty gross looking!  It was what I would call a wet  rash in that there was a little weeping from each little spot.

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I thought that I was taking enough salt to not have any problems at a 37.5 mg dose, but I had been hand packing OO caps because I couldn’t find my Cap-m-Quick and I could get quite a lot of salt into each cap.  Then I found the Cap-m-Quick and didn’t realize how much less salt I was getting in each capsule.

Bird Flu – What Are The Odds of Mutation

I thought with the recent post about weaponized bird flu I would repost this article I wrote in 2005 with the note that when I wrote it, I was just speculating about the potential for the conscious creation of a pandemic strain of bird flu.  Now it is looking like evidence is building for just such a creation having already taken place.

Are we tired of hearing about the bird flu yet? The constant fear mongering never ceases. Words like epidemic & pandemic thrown around by those who the average Joe thinks know something he does not. Let’s face the facts here, bird flu is a disease of ummm… birds, that has infected a small amount of people. Yep that’s right a small amount, about 200 known cases of which approximately 60 people died out of 6 ½ billion people on planet earth. This is hardly worth noticing based on the numbers alone. For the most part these people either worked in or lived near a facility that raises poultry. A few may have been exposed to groups of wild birds infected, but most reports state that all contracted the disease from birds, with one or two rouge reports claiming one or two human to human transmissions with no evidence to back up their statements. Remember SARS the last big pandemic fear? Nothing came of SARS and it is just as likely nothing with come of this strain of the avian flu.

We have a whole lot of hype and no information whatsoever. The big pandemic we are supposed to prepare ourselves for is the one that is created when the bird flu mutates and is then capable of human to human transmission. This mutation is presented as immanent and absolute. I want to know what this assumption is based on. Where is there even one shred of information that shows this bird flu will ever mutate to be transmittable from human to human. There is none! All the great scientists of the world who specialize in this field are guessing that this one will mutate, yes you heard me, guessing. What are the odds of mutation and what is the scientific basis for the odds. There are no odds, zip, none, nadda. If it does mutate, do we know it will be as virulent as the current strain, or will it just be another flu? Well according to science and history a virus that is especially virulent is not good at spreading, and when it mutates and becomes better at spreading it becomes less virulent.

There are sites out there that want to scare us even more than the average media, one states that this virus has a 50% kill rate in humans and that we should expect that kill rate as a pandemic. This is fear mongering of the worst kind. First of all it only appears to have a 50% kill rate based on the amount of people who have been tested to have bird flu and how many of them have died. Second there could have been many others who contracted this strain and had minimal symptoms and recovered without ever being tested for bird flu drastically changing the numbers. Third the strain they have was contracted from birds it is not the human to human variety that it would have to mutate into in order to become a pandemic, that strain is an unknown.

One of the worst pandemics of historical record was the black death of the 14th century and it had an estimated 20% kill rate. The Spanish flu of 1918-1919 is now believed to be a mutated version of avian flu and it affected 20 – 25% of the world population with a kill rate of 2.5 to 5% of those infected. Of those who died many died of secondary bacterial pneumonia that was untreated as there were no antibiotics at the time, so the same strain hitting now would presumably have a much lower kill rate. The reality is that if the world experiences any kind of pandemic with a 50% kill rate we can be certain it was human created for the very purpose of culling the human population.

There is a lot of talk of the vaccine they are making and how long it will take. This too is nothing but propaganda as all flu vaccines are. A vaccine cannot be created for a mutated virus that does not exist yet. There may be scientists trying to make a vaccine based on the current strain hoping that it will speed up the making of a vaccine for a mutated strain that appears later. No matter what vaccine they may present us with, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. The current flu vaccine is a joke and the fact that they want us all to have it so bad only makes it more suspect. Do you know that you may be taking a vaccine for a different strain of flu then the one in current circulation? Vaccine manufacturers never know what strain is going to pop up the next season as they are manufacturing your vaccine so they guess. Oh sure they use computer programs to help them guess but it’s a guess none the less. When they guess wrong they send out the vaccines anyway and all the dutiful docs are more than happy to sell them to you even though they know they are worthless, having been made for the wrong strain. Every one still needs to make their profits even when they guess wrong.

The truth is there is no evidence any flu vaccines work. Anecdotal evidence of my mother a nurse for the past 50 years, 73 years old and still nursing, is that her colleagues and patients who take the vaccines all get sick! She won’t take it, even when the hospital attempts to force her to, and amazingly she hasn’t had the flu since the last time she gave in, a few years back, and took the vaccine. That year she got the flu within a few days of receiving the vaccine. Flu vaccine is just big money plain and simple and when they create shortages, real or imagined, they make even better money as people clamor for more in fear. Now we have tamiflu this is supposed to be a significant medicine for the flu. Governments are stockpiling it for the bird flu pandemic that they tell us is imminent. There is no evidence that tamiflu will do anything for the bird flu if it mutates. It appears to do little to nothing for the regular flu. Information shows the regular flu will be on average one day shorter in duration with tamiflu, but no less intense.

I think the powers that be are just praying for a pandemic. With a true pandemic just think of all the lovely police state actions that could be taken world wide by governments champing at the bit to take away freedoms. Taking away our rights with the perfect excuse, claiming it is to protect our lives. Could there be a more perfect cover for crimes against humanity? This may seem far fetched to many, but with no real science behind the claims of mutation, and this strain becoming the next big pandemic, this would lead one to wonder (at the very least me) does a mutated version already exist, having been mutated by humans? Is the confidence in this being the coming pandemic simply because it is the release of a biological created from the bird flu for the purpose of culling the world population? Who would benefit from the pandemic? The list is a long one but most certainly it doesn’t include anyone who is the average Joe of any of the world’s nations. Is this a conspiracy theory of mass proportions? Sure, but that doesn’t take it out of the realm of possibility.

If history repeats we are due for a pandemic and it could have come 5 or 10 years ago based on the averages, it could be 5 or 10 years in the future. It’s no different than waiting for the big earthquake, it could come at any moment. We should all have some basic preparedness, but go on with our lives without allowing our media and government to control us with their fear mongering. The flu in fact serves an important purpose in the human body, those who purify their bodies and mind rarely get the flu. Those in need of purification get the flu, the fever kills off all kinds of things that harm the body, often when inflicted we give our digestive system a rest and take in only fluids for a few days detoxifying ourselves. There are always some who are in a weakened state and the flu ends their lives, but as the old saying goes “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” I don’t th
ink we should be attempting to vaccinate against a mostly innocuous, although unpleasant illness that serves a purpose in human existence. Don’t want to experience it, try regular mediation, fasting, remove the poisonous foods and supposed medicines of our toxic society from your diet. Turn off the TV when the fear mongering escalates and refuse to live your life in the constant state of stress that is being pressed upon us by media and government.

The odds of this bird flu mutating into a pandemic are completely unknown. The odds of a new virus showing up tomorrow with no warning and sweeping the world as the pandemic that is due, equally unknown. So if you want to worry about, it then you may as well take a vacation to a beach resort and spend the whole vacation anticipating being hit by a tsunami, or go to LA with the purpose of waiting for the big one. When the big ones hit, whether they be tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, pandemics or inside job terrorist attacks like 911, no amount of worry changes anything, all it does it tear at the fabric of our lives while things are good. We should all have some food, water, medical supplies etc, so when something hits we are prepared to take care of ourselves, but once you have a few supplies in the house and car, LET GO! A life of fear is not a life worth saving, choose joy.

Engtovo Bhodsvatan
November 30, 2005

Spirit’s Slow and Easy MMS Protocol for Adults

Using MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution)

There is a lot of confusion on the internet about the various MMS protocols and when the family started to take the MMS a couple weeks ago we tended to ignore some symptoms because we are used to having a level of illness and discomfort in our lives. Spirit told me to take it slow and easy, that it worked very quickly, and of course after 20 years of using every natural anti fungal on the planet for chronic candida overgrowth. It couldn’t be fast enough for me. LOL We were increasing one drop per day and on the day we were to take 7 drops mom and I needed to head into town and do lots of errands so I dropped to 5 instead of going to 7 to be sure I wouldn’t have symptoms while we were busy in town. Randy however did the 7 drops and ½ hour later was VERY sick in every which way. It took him a good 48 hours to recover from that level and I got a very clear indication of exactly how powerful the MMS is and why spirit said to take it SLOW

The problem is we really didn’t have any information on exactly what slow meant. I did more research on the internet and only got more confused I started to question whether I should be doing a dose day and night and increasing them at the same time. That is when spirit put their foot down, so to speak and said “ABSOLUTELY NOT”. They added that they knew exactly how much candida and other nasties I had in my body, and how much toxins their deaths would release that my body would have to process. They wanted my body to have 12 hours off each day to get rid of the toxins from the 12 hours the MMS had been active, until I reached 15 drops. Finally after having several conversations at home, and discussing MMS with some other people in email, I thought maybe we just need a specific protocol for the slow and easy healing process. So I asked spirit to put one forth and they did. The family has started using this slow philosophy and there is no more being sick with it! I decided that there may be others who are not into feeling like crap while they get better that may like this slow approach as well.

If it is done in its most simple form (using the full one week part & without taking extra time in the middle for a more intense illness) going from first drop to maintenance is a little over 5 months in this protocol. That means for the average person who is not fighting an extreme illness (cancer, HIV) the worst of the condition is past in about ½ that time. So considering how long it has taken many of us to create the imbalance in our bodies the idea that in 10 weeks the symptoms that have plagued us can be history. Then the second 10-12 weeks is clearing out the non symptom causing parts and lowering the dose to maintenance. That sounds damn good to me! When I think realistically about how fast time goes by, that really isn’t slow at all, it is just slow for a MMS protocol.

Spirit says the MMS is effective without getting to the point of getting ill. For some people taking it to that point is some sort of verification that it is doing something and if you need that, then go ahead and make yourself sick. LOL

They insist that while on it we should not go fast enough to experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, brain fog, fever like chills, serious headache etc. if we are experiencing these things drop down a drop or two until they are gone. Today I just increased by one drop and I had a sweaty palm reaction and I decided to just lie down for a while for it to pass. It passed in about 30 – 45 minutes, later in the day I felt slightly headachy but not bad enough that I even considered taking a Tylenol. These mild symptoms spirit was OK with, for the first day taking a new drop level, after being symptom free at the previous drop level for two full days. Now I will remain at this level until I have experienced a minimum of 2 full days with no symptoms at all.

Spirit says if food holds no interest for you at all on MMS then you are taking too much! It is ok if you lose your appetite for the first 3 or 4 hours and if after that time you are not ravenous but willing to eat a healthy meal. But if you have no appetite, drop your dose. On the fist day of a new dose for me I will just have something light to eat about and hour to an hour and a half after my dose because spirit doesn’t want me to not have any food early in the day. By the afternoon and early evening I am ready to eat normally.

The one week protocol they have below is perfect for people who work Monday through Friday they can start drops on Saturday and if the reaction is too great drop on Sunday and be fine at that level all week long for work. If you found you have taken too much and are feeling badly, but you can keep food and water down, you can take a vitamin C supplement to knock back those symptoms, and then lower your drops the next day.

Spirit’s Slow and Easy MMS Protocol for Adults

Every one drop of MMS must be activated with 5 drops citric acid (10% solution). The drops are added together in a glass and then you wait for 3 minutes for activation, and add the solution to about ½ cup of water or juice. Drink right away.

So if you are taking 2 drops MMS then add 10 drops citric acid solution, 3 drops MMS/15 drops citric acid solution etc. The citric acid is not mentioned in the schedule of drops below so you need to add the appropriate amount of citric acid to the drops of MMS indicated in the schedule and allow them to activate as normal.

  • Take on an empty stomach for best results.  If your feeling your blood sugar is really unstable however, eat something and wait an hour or so before taking your dose. 

 

  • The juice should only be pure apple, grape, cranberry, or pineapple with NO added vitamin C.  We could find no grape juice in the grocery store without added vitamin C at all.  There was some in the health food store but we decided to stick with apple juice.  We found the pure pressed 100% Simply Apple in the cold juice section of Wal-Mart and it works well, you can’t taste the MMS at all. 

 

  • A 10% citric acid solution is just a 1 to 9 ratio, like 1 teaspoon citric acid powder, mixed with 9 teaspoons distilled water.  The citric acid solution is stable and will keep fine under normal conditions in your dropper bottle.

 

  • The solution being activated will still be fine if you forget and it sits there for 5 – 10 minutes it may be slightly less potent.  You can sip the juice over the course of a half hour to an hour but the faster you drink it the more potent it is, so sooner is better.

 

  • Don’t use the MMS in the mouth for dental issues or topically for skin issues until you have reached 15 drops once a day for a week.  At that point if you want to brush your teeth with it, do it at bedtime close to your night time dose.  Some skin issues for example will be gone or fading by the time you reach 15 drops once a day and gone completely by the time you are at 15 drops twice a day.  So wait and see if the internal MMS does enough for your mouth or skin issues before deciding to treat them separately. For info on how Jim uses the MMS in the mouth or on the skin look here http://jumhumble.biz/?page_id=14

 

  • If you take a vitamin C supplement wait until several hours after taking MMS

 

  • Keep the MMS and Citric Acid solution out of direct sunlight

 

The schedule of drops

  1. In the morning start with 1 drop & increase 1 drop per week to 15 drops (you can do this a little quicker with the key being that you have at least 2 days where you feel NO noticeable negative effect from the MMS before raising the dose)
  2. After you’ve done 15 drops every morning for one full week, add a night dose. Start with 1 drop & increase one drop a day to 15 drops
  3. Take 15 drops day and night for two weeks (for someone with a more extreme illness they may want to stay at this 15/15 level until the illness is subsided and some may want to take a midday 15 drop dose for a 15/15/15. If you do chose to add a third dose start out at one drop and build up like with all the others.
  4. After the two weeks at 15/15 decrease both day and night doses 1 drop per day until you are doing 6 drops day and night.
  5. Take 6/6 drops for 1 or 2 weeks
  6. Start to decrease the night dose 1 drop at a time until you are no longer taking a night dose, leaving your morning dose at 6 drops.
  7. Continue with the 6 drop a day dose indefinitely. Some people can drop to 4 a day others can do 6 drops 3 times a week, use your intuition on this, and take into consideration your personal habits. For some people it is easier to remember to do something every day, than 3 times a week for example. Someone else may already do a workout 3 days a week and it is easy for them to remember to do the MMS on workout days. It is best to do your maintenance dose in the morning (or your wake time) so that your sleeping time can be used fully for renewal. If you work nights than take it before work. The point being for maintenance, you want the 12 hours that MMS is active in the body to be during your waking hours, and your sleep to be during the 12 hour period there is no MMS active in your body.

I beleive in what this stuff is doing to my body!  If you want to get some you can find it here http://mmsmiracle.com/engtovo

Bird Flu – What Are the Odds of Mutation

Are we tired of hearing about the bird flu yet? The constant fear mongering never ceases. Words like epidemic & pandemic thrown around by those who the average Joe thinks know something he does not. Let’s face the facts here, bird flu is a disease of ummm… birds, that has infected a small amount of people. Yep that’s right a small amount, about 200 known cases of which approximately 60 people died out of 6 ½ billion people on planet earth. This is hardly worth noticing based on the numbers alone. For the most part these people either worked in or lived near a facility that raises poultry. A few may have been exposed to groups of wild birds infected, but most reports state that all contracted the disease from birds, with one or two rouge reports claiming one or two human to human transmissions with no evidence to back up their statements. Remember SARS the last big pandemic fear? Nothing came of SARS and it is just as likely nothing with come of this strain of the avian flu.

We have a whole lot of hype and no information whatsoever. The big pandemic we are supposed to prepare ourselves for is the one that is created when the bird flu mutates and is then capable of human to human transmission. This mutation is presented as immanent and absolute. I want to know what this assumption is based on. Where is there even one shred of information that shows this bird flu will ever mutate to be transmittable from human to human. There is none! All the great scientists of the world who specialize in this field are guessing that this one will mutate, yes you heard me, guessing. What are the odds of mutation and what is the scientific basis for the odds. There are no odds, zip, none, nadda. If it does mutate, do we know it will be as virulent as the current strain, or will it just be another flu? Well according to science and history a virus that is especially virulent is not good at spreading, and when it mutates and becomes better at spreading it becomes less virulent.

There are sites out there that want to scare us even more than the average media, one states that this virus has a 50% kill rate in humans and that we should expect that kill rate as a pandemic. This is fear mongering of the worst kind. First of all it only appears to have a 50% kill rate based on the amount of people who have been tested to have bird flu and how many of them have died. Second there could have been many others who contracted this strain and had minimal symptoms and recovered without ever being tested for bird flu drastically changing the numbers. Third the strain they have was contracted from birds it is not the human to human variety that it would have to mutate into in order to become a pandemic, that strain is an unknown.

One of the worst pandemics of historical record was the black death of the 14th century and it had an estimated 20% kill rate. The Spanish flu of 1918-1919 is now believed to be a mutated version of avian flu and it affected 20 – 25% of the world population with a kill rate of 2.5 to 5% of those infected. Of those who died many died of secondary bacterial pneumonia that was untreated as there were no antibiotics at the time, so the same strain hitting now would presumably have a much lower kill rate. The reality is that if the world experiences any kind of pandemic with a 50% kill rate we can be certain it was human created for the very purpose of culling the human population.

There is a lot of talk of the vaccine they are making and how long it will take. This too is nothing but propaganda as all flu vaccines are. A vaccine cannot be created for a mutated virus that does not exist yet. There may be scientists trying to make a vaccine based on the current strain hoping that it will speed up the making of a vaccine for a mutated strain that appears later. No matter what vaccine they may present us with, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. The current flu vaccine is a joke and the fact that they want us all to have it so bad only makes it more suspect. Do you know that you may be taking a vaccine for a different strain of flu then the one in current circulation? Vaccine manufacturers never know what strain is going to pop up the next season as they are manufacturing your vaccine so they guess. Oh sure they use computer programs to help them guess but it’s a guess none the less. When they guess wrong they send out the vaccines anyway and all the dutiful docs are more than happy to sell them to you even though they know they are worthless, having been made for the wrong strain. Every one still needs to make their profits even when they guess wrong.

The truth is there is no evidence any flu vaccines work. Anecdotal evidence of my mother a nurse for the past 50 years, 73 years old and still nursing, is that her colleagues and patients who take the vaccines all get sick! She won’t take it, even when the hospital attempts to force her to, and amazingly she hasn’t had the flu since the last time she gave in, a few years back, and took the vaccine. That year she got the flu within a few days of receiving the vaccine. Flu vaccine is just big money plain and simple and when they create shortages, real or imagined, they make even better money as people clamor for more in fear. Now we have tamiflu this is supposed to be a significant medicine for the flu. Governments are stockpiling it for the bird flu pandemic that they tell us is imminent. There is no evidence that tamiflu will do anything for the bird flu if it mutates. It appears to do little to nothing for the regular flu. Information shows the regular flu will be on average one day shorter in duration with tamiflu, but no less intense.

I think the powers that be are just praying for a pandemic. With a true pandemic just think of all the lovely police state actions that could be taken world wide by governments champing at the bit to take away freedoms. Taking away our rights with the perfect excuse, claiming it is to protect our lives. Could there be a more perfect cover for crimes against humanity? This may seem far fetched to many, but with no real science behind the claims of mutation, and this strain becoming the next big pandemic, this would lead one to wonder (at the very least me) does a mutated version already exist, having been mutated by humans? Is the confidence in this being the coming pandemic simply because it is the release of a biological created from the bird flu for the purpose of culling the world population? Who would benefit from the pandemic? The list is a long one but most certainly it doesn’t include anyone who is the average Joe of any of the world’s nations. Is this a conspiracy theory of mass proportions? Sure, but that doesn’t take it out of the realm of possibility.

If history repeats we are due for a pandemic and it could have come 5 or 10 years ago based on the averages, it could be 5 or 10 years in the future. It’s no different than waiting for the big earthquake, it could come at any moment. We should all have some basic preparedness, but go on with our lives without allowing our media and government to control us with their fear mongering. The flu in fact serves an important purpose in the human body, those who purify their bodies and mind rarely get the flu. Those in need of purification get the flu, the fever kills off all kinds of things that harm the body, often when inflicted we give our digestive system a rest and take in only fluids for a few days detoxifying ourselves. There are always some who are in a weakened state and the flu ends their lives, but as the old saying goes “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” I don’t think we should be attempting to vaccinate against a mostly innocuous, although unpleasant illness that serves a purpose in human existence. Don’t want to experience it, try regular mediation, fasting, remove the poisonous foods and supposed medicines of our toxic society from your diet. Turn off the TV when the fear mongering escalates and refuse to live your life in the constant state of stress that is being pressed upon us by media and government.

The odds of this bird flu mutating into a pandemic are completely unknown. The odds of a new virus showing up tomorrow with no warning and sweeping the world as the pandemic that is due, equally unknown. So if you want to worry about, it then you may as well take a vacation to a beach resort and spend the whole vacation anticipating being hit by a tsunami, or go to LA with the purpose of waiting for the big one. When the big ones hit, whether they be tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, pandemics or inside job terrorist attacks like 911, no amount of worry changes anything, all it does it tear at the fabric of our lives while things are good. We should all have some food, water, medical supplies etc, so when something hits we are prepared to take care of ourselves, but once you have a few supplies in the house and car, LET GO! A life of fear is not a life worth saving, choose joy.

Engtovo Bhodsvatan
November 30, 2005