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.

 

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.

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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