Do you know whats in your milk?

“Drink your milk” was a phrase often heard growing up. Milk was touted as the best source for calcium and vitamin D. It was considered a very healthy drink and offered in many households at every meal.

With the commercialization of dairy farming, we have strayed pretty far from wholesome and natural when it comes to how dairy cows are raised and fed. This has a direct impact on the milk they produce and in turn on the humans who drink it.

Dairy cows raised in confinement are fed grains that are treated with chemicals. Those chemicals go through the cows’ system and are still viable in the milk itself. 

Cows are often fed antibiotics as well as growth hormones such as rBGH which is genetically engineered to increase the milk production.

At first, this may sound ok… Antibiotics keep away infections and increased milk production helps keep dairy farmers in business, right?

While the answer is yes to both of those, there are side effects. Hormone treated milk differs from natural milk in that it contains boosted levels of the IGF-1 hormone. This has been linked to cancerous tumors. IGF-1 has been cited as a major cause of colon, prostate, and breast cancer in humans. Additionally, milk produced artificially in the cow’s “negative energy phase” tends to have increased levels of pus, making the milk turn sour far faster for a shorter shelf life.

When it comes to rBGH, it reduces the casein protein in milk due to an increased thyroid hormone enzyme. 

Organic is a better choice but still, has been pasteurized which compromises the nutritional content. The process destroys part of the Vitamin C in milk and encourages the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. Pasteurization also makes the majority of the calcium insoluble and iodine contained reduced. 

The best option if you want to drink milk is grass-fed RAW Milk. It is not easy to find these days. Check with your local health food store for possible local farming sources. Food and Thought here in Naples does occasionally carry it. 

When you get right down to it, humans were not designed to drink cow’s milk at all. That was intended for baby calfs. Better choices are other milks like coconut, almond, and rice. Calcium can be obtained by eating a diet high in leafy green vegetables, beans, fish, nuts, seeds, even oatmeal, and oranges.

To learn more about your health and nutrition peruse our site or come in for a personalized appointment. www.chiropractorbonitasprings.com  (239) 947-1177

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Help heal Tonsillitis and Chronic Sore Throat

Tonsillitis & Sore throats are a common problem for all age groups, especially during winter months.

If you still have your tonsils, they are located at the back of your throat and are two tissuey masses, one on either side. In some people you can visually see holes or openings in them. For a long time it was thought that they were unnecessary and served no real purpose. That isn’t the case.

Your tonsils act as a filtration system for bacteria, viruses and toxins. When bacteria, viruses, toxins and occasionally stuck food particles accumulate infection can occur. Looking in the back of your throat you likely will visually see whitish bumps. The first time I saw these I was highly disturbed. I had never heard of this and I wasn’t sure what it was.

What you are seeing are called tonsil stones. Strangely most medical doctors will look in the back of your throat with a tongue depressor and flashlight and nod “mmmm yes, you have an infection.” They will then hand you a prescription for antibiotics. What they don’t do is the most logical thing I can think of. Tell you to remove the stones!

These gross blobs of raging infected material just sit there in your throat allowing the inflammation to fester and likely worsen. They also take up space which leads to more difficulty swallowing, increased soreness, and a feeling of “something” being stuck in your throat.

They are not all that hard to remove at home yourself and make no mistake, if you can get them out, you should.

How to remove tonsil stones:

1. Brush your teeth well and rinse to get as much bacteria out of your mouth as you can. (both before and after removal)

2. Take a Q-tip (do not use anything sharp as the flesh in the throat is very tender, easily pierced and prone to infection) and wet the cotton on the end of it.

3. Rather than push on the stone itself, push gently on the skin around the stone. These stones are embedded in a pocket and are bigger than what you are seeing peaking out. Pressing on the surrounding area applying pressure so that the Q-tip is pushing the stone out of the hole should eventually pop it loose.

4. Do not swallow the stone. Spit it out or scoop it out with the Q-tip.

If you examine the stone you should be able to break it open, but be warned it will smell putrid which is wonderful evidence that this stone is made of pure bacteria and or virus material.

Gargle with warm salt water (preferably pink Himalayan) to help clear any remaining debris in the tonsil pockets and help heal them. Add a drop of essential oil (clove, orange, lemon, lime, peppermint – any of the oils which can be taken internally, as they are antibacterial as well as antiviral).

Click here for a video of a few tonsil stones being removed *Warning – it’s gross*
Additionally removal of these stones often helps if not cures chronic halitosis (bad breath).

Now to get rid of the sore throat and tonsillitis (if that has developed)

-Pour 200ml of water over 80g of grounded cumin seeds, and boil it for 15 minutes.
-You will be left with a thick grainy goop that looks like coffee grounds
-Strain the grounds and add 50 ml of water. Then heat it until it starts boiling.
-Once at a boil add 1 tablespoon of hard liquor, cognac, whiskey, brandy…
-Consume 1tablespoon every 30 minutes. After 2 hours you should start feeling a relief. -All the symptoms of sore throat or tonsillitis should go away after 4 hours.
-If your case is more severe, continue taking it till it helps.

Drink lots of additional hot liquid (hot water with lemon, honey, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon) all or any of those will help greatly.

This recipe should serve best for people with chronic tonsillitis or sore throat.
We hope you feel better soon!

References:

http://www.healthyfoodteam.com/how-to-cure-tonsillitis-and-sore-throat-in-4-hours/#sthash.RbHYDgEI.dpuf

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsillitis-symptoms-causes-and-treatments

http://www.livestrong.com/article/302862-essential-oils-swollen-tonsils/

Originally published on:http://www.hcbl.com/blog/help-heal-tonsillitis-and-chronic-sore-throat

The Truth About Toxic Mold Illness

Toxic mold illness (mycotoxicosis) is often times misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia, Lyme’s Disease, Lupus, MS, CFS, Colds, Flu, even Cancer. Toxic mold illness can happen when you live in or spend time in an environment, which is contaminated with mold. It happens in buildings where water damage has occurred and has not dried properly.

Drywall, once infested with mold has to be taken out and replaced. It should be done professionally by a company that does mold remediation so as not to spread the spores or to breathe it in directly.

The problem is that often you may not realize you even have this issue in your home or place of work. Black mold often doesn’t outwardly show and often doesn’t really smell moldy unless you are close up to the source itself.

It may lurk behind tile, under corners of rugs or carpeting, ceiling tiles, furniture, ductwork, roofing, paneling, wallpaper, and the areas around plumbing pipes in back walls of closets where you often don’t look and the lighting is shadowed. Basements are also a hot spot for mold growth as they aren’t generally air conditioned or regulated by heat and moisture can infiltrate boxes stored, going unnoticed for long lengths of time.

Though it occurs mostly in humid environments it can grow in virtually any home in any state.

How would you know if you had mold in your house?

Well of course visual inspection – looking in air vents, popping a tile off in the shower… But your body will also begin to tell you. You may start feeling generally badly, getting chronically sick, having lower and lower energy levels, having issues with sinus infections coming and going.

Molds produce irritating substances that can act as allergens. Some kinds of mold produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins, though mold itself is not poisonous or toxic.

“Stages of Mycotoxicosis: For Inhalation of Mycotoxin (produced from mold)”

Stage 1

  • burning sensation in the mouth, tongue, throat, palate, esophagus, and stomach
  • burning within the eyes, ears and nose
  • tongue feels swollen and stiff
  • Gingivitis
  • vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain
  • Excessive salivation
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • tachycardia
  • fever and sweating
  • congestion

Stage 2

  • headaches
  • mental depression
  • loss of short-term memory
  • loss of problem-solving ability
  • various neuropsychiatric manifestations
  • meningism – the triad of nuchal rigidity (neck stiffness), photophobia (intolerance of bright light) and headache.
  • severe malaise and fatigue
  • narcolepsy
  • loss of temperature control
  • hyperesthesia or numbness of body areas
  • cerebellar dysfunction including hypotonia, attitude and gait, dysmetria, asthenia, vertigo, disturbances of speech, and loss of balance
  • ADHD
  • visual disturbances, floating objects, light sensitive, lack of tears, burning and itching
  • Ears: burning, itching, and loss of hearing
  • Immune and hematopoietic: progressive loss of white and red cells including a decrease of platelets and hemoglobin, and high susceptibility to bacterial, mycotic and viral infections, debilitating chemical and allergies
  • Gastrointestinal: metallic taste in mouth, tooth loss, gum problems, stomatitis, sores in gums and throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, excessive flatulence, abdominal distention, hepatitis, pancreatitis, and diabetes mellitus
  • Respiratory : burning and bleeding from nasal membranes, respiratory difficulty, asthma, extreme susceptibility to cold, flu and pneumonia
  • Skin: thinning of hair on head, burning on face, rashes, irritation, and edema
  • Renal: proteinuria, possible hematuria
  • Reproductive: irregular ovarian cycles, increased menstrual flow, fibroid growths in uterus, cystic development inmammary glands, and tumors of mammary and prostate glands
  • Musculoskeletal : somatitis, muscle weakness, spasms, cramps, joint pain, enlargement of joints in hand, and clubbing of fingers.
  • Cardiovascular: chest pain, palpitations, ruptures of atrial walls, myocardial infection and aneurysm of arteries
  • The skin and mucous membranes may be icteric, pupils dilated, the pulse soft and labile, and blood pressure may decrease or increase
  • Visible bruises may appear on the skin
  • Thoughts of suicide may be prominent
  • Degeneration and hemorrhages of the vessels marks the transition from the second to the third Stage of the disease and may not be consistently observed.
  • The degeneration of the vital organs including serious respiratory insufficiency or asthma and CNS degeneration will take the patient into Stage three along with development of necrotic angina.

Stage 3

  • The transition from the second to the third Stage is sudden.
  • resistance is already low, and violent severe symptoms are present, especially under the influence of stress, or associated with physical exertion and fatigue
  • lung, brain or heart failure (heart attack), with or without the appearance of petechial hemorrhage on the skin of the trunk, the axillary and inguinal areas, the lateral surfaces of the arms and thighs, the face and head, and in serious Cases, the chest
  • Aneurysms of the brain or aorta may be observed by angiography
  • Hemorrhages may also be found on the mucous membranes of the mouth and tongue, and on the soft palate and tonsils
  • severe interstitial thickening or scarring of the lungs, or respiratory failure
  • Nasal, gastric and intestinal hemorrhages and hemorrhagic diathesis may occur.
  • Severe degeneration of the skin on the face, eyelids, and loss of lashes is also often present
  • difficulty and pain on swallowing
  • Necrotic lesions may extend to the uvula, gums, buccal mucosa, larynx, vocal cords, lungs, stomach, and intestines and other internal organs such as the liver and kidneys and are usually contaminated with a variety of avirulent bacteria
  • Bacteria infection causes an unpleasant odor from the mouth due to the enzymatic activity of bacteria on proteins
  • Regional lymph nodes are frequently enlarged
  • Esophageal lesions may occur and involvement of the epiglottis may cause laryngeal edema andaphonia (loss of voice). Death may occur by strangulation
  • Bronchopneumonia, pulmonary hemorrhages, and lung abscesses are frequent complications
  • Tumors may develop of various organs, including skin, urinary bladder, brain, mammary gland, bone, immune, liver, prostate, possibly resulting in death.
  • The most commoncause of death is brain failure due to both direct effects of the mycotoxin on the central nervous system and indirect effects due to respiratory failure or lack of oxygen to the brain caused by the severe caustic inflammation (fibrinous exudation) reaction with the lung tissue, rendering it non-functional.
  • The course and duration of this Stage 3 depends on the intensity of the poisoning and complete removal of the patient from the premises or source of mycotoxin. Therefore, the duration of the recovery period is variable. There is considerable cellular necrosis and scarring to all major organs of the body in which cells will not regenerate, including the brain, spinal cord, eyes, lung, heart, liver, pancreas, kidney, adrenal, and blood vessels. If the disease is diagnosed during the first Stage, hospitalization is usually unnecessary, but allergies and asthma should be monitored closely. If the disease is diagnosed during the second Stage and even at the transition from the second to third Stages, early hospitalization may preserve the patient’s life. If however, the disease is only detected during the third Stage, death cannot be prevented in most Cases.

*Toxic mold can make pets sick as well as humans.

*The above is a list of the symptoms described in the paper “Stages of Mycotoxicosis: For Inhalation of MycotoxinBy Dr. William Croft.

Even in some non-allergic individuals, mold can irritate the eyes, skin, and airways. It can sometimes be mistaken for chronic seasonal allergies.

Sometimes, people may develop severe reactions to mold exposure. Symptoms of severe reactions, which are uncommon, include fever and difficulty breathing. People with compromised immune systems or people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.

The medical community has downplayed the issues associated with mold for years now often making patients feel as if these symptoms could be all in their head, even attempting to medicate mental illness, when the fact is that the sickness is very physical and very real. It can be debilitating and become life threatening if not diagnosed and treated.

How can people decrease mold exposure?

Sensitive individuals should avoid areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas. Inside homes, mold growth can be slowed by controlling humidity levels and ventilating showers and cooking areas. If there is mold growth in your home, you should clean up the mold and fix the water problem.

Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with soap and water, Apple Cider Vinegar or Regular Vinegar, Baking Soda, Borax, Tea Tree Oil, even Ammonia…. please do not use bleach. It only bleaches the mold so it can’t be seen. It does nothing to ‘kill’ or neutralize the mold/spores which then end up being spread into the air during cleaning.

1. Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
2. Wear non-porous gloves and protective eyewear.
3. If the area to be cleaned is more than 10 square feet, consult the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guide titled Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. You can get it by going to the EPA web site at http://www.epa.gov/mold/mold_remediation.html

Specific Recommendations:

1. Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%. Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.

2. Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.

3. Add mold inhibitors to paints before application.

4. Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.

5. Do not carpet bathrooms and basements.

6. Remove or replace previously soaked carpets and upholstery.

What do you do if you already have been exposed to mold and are sick?

1st and foremost – eradicate the source. Get rid of the mold and if that is not possible. Move. Continual exposure will make you sicker over time.

Medical doctors will most likely recommend antibiotics, nasal steroid inhalers, cortisone, anti fungal drugs and even antidepressants. There are inherent problems with each of these.

Antibiotics work on bacteria – Not fungus.

Nasal Steroid & cortisone inhalers – It may decrease inflammation making you feel temporarily better but they also suppress the immune system. When your immunity is down it actually increases the fungal growth.

Anti-Fungal Drugs – highly toxic and possibly damaging to your liver.

Anti-Depressants – Many anti-depressants have a wide range of side effects which can add to the problems.

A better suggestion:

Change your diet and starve the mold out.

Cut out foods that feed fungal growth—sugars and grains

They need sugar in order to survive.

Also remove Milk, Fruits, Alcohol, Rye, Peanuts, cottonseed oil, Corn, Barley, Sorghum, hard cheeses as these may reintroduce molds into the body unwittingly.

The closer you stick to a basic diet of fresh organic vegetables, lean organic meats, and fresh, pure water while recovering, the less risk you’ll have of additional mold exposure and reactions.

Additional to do’s:

Take probiotics.

Add in fresh juice to your daily diet. Juicing helps alkalize your body, and for the most part, fungi can’t grow in an alkaline environment.

Garlic – is a potent antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, immune system stimulant, and detoxification agent..

Ginger – is also an antifungal and antibacterial. It helps dislodge congestion in your respiratory tract, and is also a great digestive aid.

Cayenne – is a catalyst for the other herbs.

Goldenseal, with its active ingredient berberine, has antibacterial and immune-enhancing properties.

Glutathione maximizes the activity of all the other antioxidants. The best way to increase your glutathione level is by consuming a high quality whey protein. It should be cold pressed, undenatured, derived from grass-fed cows, and free of hormones, chemicals and sugar.

Omega-3 fats are also very important, from a mixture of plant and animal sources. The best source of animal-based omega-3s comes from krill oil.

Artichoke leaf extract: is toxic to many types of fungi, including both molds and yeasts.

Research suggests vitamin D may prevent mold allergies

Air purification: To ensure you are breathing the cleanest air possible

Provocation neutralization: This is a little-known treatment strategy that Dr. Doris Rapp describes as “one of the best hidden secrets.” Provocation neutralization (PN) offers allergy sufferers permanent relief with virtually no side effects, whether the allergy is to mold or something else. The success rate for this approach is about 80 to 90 percent for allergies, and you can receive the treatment at home. It is certainly worth a try if your sensitivity is related to mold.

Provocation refers to “provoking a change” and neutralization refers to “neutralizing the reaction caused by provocation.” During provocation neutralization, a small amount of allergen is injected under your skin to produce a small bump called a “wheal” and then monitored for a reaction. If you have a positive reaction, such as fatigue or headache, or a growth in the size of the wheal, then the allergen is neutralized with diluted injections (drops that go in your mouth) of the same allergen.

Is the damage permanent?

Once a person is no longer around toxic black mold their symptoms should gradually lessen. Some of the health problems caused by toxic black mold can be permanent. A person has lived with toxic black mold their immune system won’t be as strong as it used to be and they’ll be more sensitive to mold and mycotoxins in the future. The longer you are exposed, the greater the chance of more serious damage…

If you have unexplainable symptoms and suspect a mold problem please look into it and get it taken care of right away.

A wonderful reference I came across for all kinds of information – Please visit:
http://gsgrl2000.wordpress.com/ “Mold can make you sick!”

For amazingly helpful additional information, thanks to Patricia Lawson –  Research Coordinator with the National Contractors Association of America – please visit:

Mold: Signs, Types of Mold, Clean-up, Effects on Health, Toxins, Mold Prevention and more
http://www.royalroofinginc.ca/mold/

In addition you can find more info on the topic below:

Mold and Moisture in Homes – Minnesota Department of Health
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/mold/

Mold: Standards, Hazard Recognition, Detection Methods, Control and Clean-up – U.S. Department of Labor
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/molds/standards.html

Molds and Your Home: What You Need to Know – New York State Department of Labor
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/7287/

Article Sources:

http://www.medicinenet.com/mold_exposure/article.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/01/recovery-from-toxic-mold-exposure.aspx

http://www.survivingmold.com/diagnosis

http://blackmold.awardspace.com/black-mold-toxic-stachybotrys-mycotoxins.html

http://agoodhealthadvocate.com/health/health-departments-are-denying-people-get-sick-from-mold/

Mind blowing new way to look at health and healing!

While this may not be news to everyone it certainly will be to most.

We have been trained, as the general public, to believe that germs, viruses and bacteria cause illness. They are the enemy. As well as that the cure is almost always antibiotics, medications and prevention through sanitizing everything under the sun including ourselves.

 In reality this is not the truth.

We live in a world filled with germs, bacteria and live viruses. If merely coming in contact with them would always cause us to be sick, we would be sick all the time.

I am a huge fan of internal cleansing. I do them several times a year and strongly feel a great benefit from them. During these cleanses you experience what I had been calling “Herxheimer Reactions” & “Die Off Symptoms” – These apparently are incorrect terms created by the Western medical industry in order to further the use of pharmaceuticals.  

This article by Bee Wilder explains in depth the truth about germs, viruses , how your internal healing system works, as well as antibiotics, antifungal drugs, what a Herxheimer reaction really is and that die off symptoms are really your body being poisoned, often by the medications supposedly given to you to help, as well as the food we eat and the things we come in contact with on a daily basis. In the act of expelling those poisons – symptoms you experience are actually a good sign, created by nature in order to help you heal…. We have been taking the wrong approach over all to healing… you cannot kill off, force out, burn off or get rid of.. you must build the immune system.

This is an amazing and eye opening article…

I sincerely hope you read on.

Sincerely, Sarah

 Die-Off Symptoms & Herxheimer Reactions Are Fabricated Terms

The term “die-off symptoms” is commonly used to describe symptoms and reactions that occur when large numbers of candida/fungi, viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens [viruses, bacteria, etc. that cause disease] are killed off in the body, releasing a lot of toxins into the system at one time by antibiotics or antifungals, etc. Such symptoms are described as “flu-like”, the feeling that one gets when parasites, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are killed in the body and being cleaned out of the body. These “flu-like” symptoms are also cleansing (detoxing) reactions, caused by the body isolating and getting rid of toxins. These symptoms include increased mucus secretions in all mucus membranes (nose, throat, sinuses, lungs, vagina, intestines, etc.) and muscle or joint aches and pains, headaches, brain fog, digestion disturbances and so on. It’s like that “bad all over feeling” you had during a bout with the flu. Such die-off symptoms are “Herxheimer reactions,” also called Herx reactions. However, die-off symptoms and “Herxheimer reactions” “assume” that the Germ Theory of Disease is true, so the medical field had to fabricate (make up) such terms in order to make us believe antibiotics were actually killing off bacteria, however, that isn’t at all true!

Why the Term “Herxheimer Reaction” was Fabricated

The term “Herxheimer reaction” was fabricated by Karl Herxheimer (1861-1942) and Adolf Jarisch (1850-1902), also known as the “Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.” The reason the term was created was in order to describe what occurs when large quantities of toxins are released into the body as viruses, bacteria, candida, etc. die-off when treated by antibiotics or antifungal drugs, antifungals, etc. that “supposedly” kills them off. “They claim” antibiotics cause bugs to die, i.e. be killed off, which causes bugs to release large numbers of toxins faster than the body can remove the toxins by natural detoxification processes. They also say: “Such reactions includes fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, cold-like and flu-like symptoms with increased mucus, and an increase in skin rashes and eruptions.” But note this! They also say “The intensity of the reaction reflects the intensity of inflammation present.” NOTE: That statement is your biggest clue to the truth! Of course the medical field “had to dream up” something that explains such adverse reactions to antibiotics!

The Truth About Die-Off Symptoms & Herxheimer Reactions

The truth is that die-off symptoms and Herxheimer Reactions are not caused by bugs being killed off or dying. What is actually happening in the body is in the statement above, i.e. “The intensity of the reaction reflects the intensity of inflammation present.” The fact IS that inflammation is a natural immune system reaction to the presence of toxins, and antibiotics and antifungal drugs are toxic/poisonous to the body! Therefore, any symptoms and reactions are caused by the body itself, which is evidence it is working trying hard to detoxify antibiotic toxins. Such symptoms and reactions are “NOT caused” by killing off bugs at all. They are created by the body in response to toxins/poisons like it reacts to any kinds of toxins or poisons, therefore such reactions are because of being poisoned! The body creates symptoms and reactions (inflammation) in response to all toxins/poisons, i.e. drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vaccines, mercury fillings in teeth, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals in foods, personal care and cleaning products, etc. In other words, the body works hard at minimizing the damage caused by toxins/poisons such as antibiotics and other drugs by creating inflammation and other immune responses in order to get rid of the poison. However, our governments allow big businesses (medical, drug, food, agricultural, etc.) to poison people legally by allowing toxins/poisons to be used!

How the Body Reacts to Poisons/Toxins

Poisons are defined as any substance that causes injury, illness or death of a living organism. Here’s a list of the general symptoms of poisoning:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea (diarrhea)
  • stomach pain
  • drowsiness, dizziness or weakness
  • fever and chills (shivering)
  • loss of appetite
  • headache or irritability
  • difficulty swallowing
  • producing more saliva than normal
  • skin rash
  • double or blurred vision
  • seizures (fits)
  • coma (in severe cases).

Do you see the similarity between poisoning symptoms to “so-called” die-off or Herxheimer Reactions? It was difficult to find general poison reactions since many references are for specific kinds of poisons like mercury, arsenic, carbon monoxide, rat poison, food poisoning, etc. However you don’t have to look far to find poisoning symptoms which are described as “side-effects” of all drugs! Are you starting to get the picture of what is actually happening? The University of Mains Farm Safety Program lists reactions to mild, moderate or severe poisoning: Mild Poisoning – Headache, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, restlessness, perspiration, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of weight, thirst, moodiness, soreness in joints, skin irritation, eye irritation. Moderate Poisoning – Severe nausea, severe diarrhea, excessive saliva, stomach cramps, excessive perspiration, trembling, no muscle coordination and muscle twitches, extreme weakness, mental confusion, blurred vision, difficulty in breathing, cough, rapid pulse, flushed or yellow skin, weepy eyes. Severe Poisonings – Fever, intense thirst, increased rate of breathing, uncontrollable muscle twitches, pinpoint pupils, convulsions, inability to breathe, unconsciousness. The similarity between poisoning symptoms and reactions to die-off or Herxheimer symptoms and reactions is unmistakable!

The Body Heals & Detoxifies Itself by Creating Inflammation (Infection)

As stated by Henry Lindlahr in Nature Cure: “Inflammation and fevers are just as natural, orderly and lawful as anything else in Nature, that, after they have once started, they must not be checked or suppressed by poisonous drugs and surgical operations.” He goes on to say: “In former chapters I endeavored to prove and to elucidate [make more clear] the unity of acute diseases in regard to their causes and their purpose, the latter not being destructive, but constructive and beneficial. I demonstrated that the microorganisms of disease are not the . . . nuisance and evil which they are commonly regarded, but that, like everything else in Nature, they, too, serve a useful purpose. I showed that it depends upon ourselves whether their activity is harmful and destructive, or beneficial: upon our manner of living and of treating acute reactions.

What IS Inflammation (Infection)

Henry Lindlahr goes on to explain inflammation: “To me the story of inflammation has been one of the most wonderful revelations [to reveal or make known] of the complex activities of the human organism. More than anything else it confirms to me the fundamental principles of Nature Cure, the fact that Nature is a good healer, not a poor one. Before inflammation can arise, there must exist an exciting cause in the form of some obstruction or of some agent inimical [harmful] to health and life. Such excitants of inflammation may be dead cells, blood clots, fragments of bone and other effete matter [waste products] produced in the system itself or they may be foreign bodies such as particles of dust, soot, stone, iron or other metals, slivers of wood, etc. When one or more of these exciting agents of inflammation are present in the tissues of the body in sufficient strength, [they] call forth the reaction and opposition by the body’s healing forces.”

What Happens during Inflammation [Infection]

Blood rushes to the area of irritation, with its nutrients and healing substances, including white blood cells, which causes increased blood pressure, swelling, redness and pain. Infection

  • “Germs do not become toxic until they get into a toxic environment.”
  • Infection or sepsis is generated by the decomposition–fermentation and putrefaction–of dead animal and vegetable substances and secretions. We hold to the theory of the Unity of Infection. Infection is due to the absorption of decaying animal or vegetable matter and is always the same in whatever part of the body it takes place.
  • The deadly germ on the hands, lips, drinking cups, hanging straps of street cars– in fact, found anywhere and everywhere–is not deadly until it gets mixed up with man’s deadly, dirty, filthy physical and mental habits.” Germs do not become toxic until they get into a toxic environment.
  • Before a morbid process can evolve, the power of the part or of the body as a whole to generate its own immunizing agents must be broken down or overwhelmed.

Resistance & Immunity

  • “The whole immunizing theory is a vicious circle, and is annulled by the facts that when people do not live in a manner to enervate and check elimination, they do not become infected; and when infected, if they overcome enervation they rid themselves of infection, and stay rid of it.”
  • Malnutrition always causes lowered resistance and it is safe to say that no person ever suffers from “infections” and “contagions” who has been adequately nourished.
  • Some “infections” are said to confer immunity; some make one more susceptible; some confer lasting immunity; others confer immunity for only a limited time; some confer full immunity; others only make future “attacks” less severe. It is doubtful that biologic law is so chaotic as this indicates. I prefer to think there is something wrong with the theory.

What is “Immunity?”

  • The theory that “disease” immunizes against itself is very old, having existed in folk-lore for ages. There is not the slightest evidence that it is true, but the medical profession has accepted it and built a very remunerative practice thereon.
  • We contend that it is health–that health gives the best immunity against “bacterial diseases.”
  • The gist of the whole theory [immunity theory], and both the ancient logical but barbaric and the modern scientific practices based thereon, is that, in order to be immune to “disease,” we must first become “diseased,” or, as it is now taught, have an animal become “diseased” for us–a form of vicarious salvation. Immunity, in this theory, does not depend on health, nor upon the causes of health, but upon “disease” and the causes of “disease.”
  • The truth in a nutshell is that the so-called infections are autogenerated (generated by the body itself), and are avoidable by rational healthy living.

What we call pus is made up of the bodies of live and dead white blood cells, blood serum, broken-down tissues and cells, in short, the debris of the battlefield. We can now understand how the processes just described produce the well-known symptoms of inflammation and infection. We can also realize how lack of nutrition, poisons/toxins, and obstruction and destruction in the affected parts and organs interferes with and inhibits normal healing and detoxifying activity.

Facts about Germs (viruses, bacteria, fungus/candida and cancer)

  • “germs live off of dead matter”
  • “In the septic tank, sewerage is reduced by them [germs] until it finally passes out pure water in which fish may live.”
  • “they [germs] are purifying and beneficial agents”
  • “Germs do not, cannot, attack healthy tissue. They are . . . scavengers, and are busily engaged in reducing dead organic matter to the dust from whence it came.”
  • “From the stand-point of Natural Science, germs cannot be regarded as the cause of “disease,” for, if they are, we should all be the victims of one or more germs at all times.”
  • “If bacteria can attack and kill healthy tissues, organs and organisms, then it should not be long before these bacteria shall have destroyed all the higher forms of life and have the world to themselves.”
  • “If the bungling “scientific” man does not stop the natural flow of healing serum with antibiotics, drugs, antiseptics, surgery, and obstructive dressings, healing will be done by “Nature’s way.”
  • When digestion is normal, the bacillus is utilized as food along with the lobster. All of the digestive juices are germicidal and normal digestion digests germs as readily as it does apples or bread.”
  • “[a germ] attempts to assist in the removal of undesirable material by liquifying it.”
  • “Bacterial toxins are metabolic products of bacterial activity, their character being determined by the feeding habits of the patient.”
  • “The germ is a busy body waiting everywhere for organic matter to give him a job by fertilizing the soil in which he likes to play and work.”
  • “If in diphtheria, the bacillus (actual bug) is not found, the illness is renamed something else,” says the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • “If germs cause “disease” why don’t they produce “disease” in a healthy body?”
  • “How foolish, then, to look for the “infectious agent” and ignore the circumstances which disarm the body against microbic invasion. It is difficult to understand why a whole profession has gone insane on the subject of germs, to the utter neglect of those states of metabolism and nutrition which when vitiated, constitute the open sesame to germ invasion.”
  • The researchers have falsely and wickedly heralded the fear-engendering story that the world is teeming with a host of vicious microscopical and ultra-microscopical beings against which no amount of integrity is a shield and the ravages of which we can escape only by placing ourselves in bondage–a servitude born of fear–to the man with the squirt gun and hollow needle.
  • An unreasoning way to rid the victim of germs and parasites is to destroy them with germicides and parasiticides. After killing them off what is to be done about the habitat–the patient? The belief that germs can be killed inside the body is untenable, for any chemical that destroys micro-organisms also destroys the body. Even if medical men are still trying to kill “venereal germs” with drugs, the fact still remains that they damage their patients more than they do the germs.
  • Neither the pueumococcus nor the tubercle baccillus (TB) can be killed in situ [on location]; but if they could, what of it? To kill or remove a natural effect leaves the cause as active as before, if not more so. So, nothing is really gained.
  • There is much evidence to show that the use of germicides [antibiotics, antifungals, etc.] actually lowers resistance to germs. One example will suffice. Carbolic acid kills germs– human blood kills germs. But if carbolic acid is added to blood, it destroys the blood’s defenses so that germs grow more rapidly.

Only Nature Can Provide the Cure

Nature does not suppress the growth and multiplication of disease germs until the morbid matter on which they subsist (live off of) has been decomposed and consumed, and until the inflammatory [infection] processes have run their course. Drugs, antibiotics, vaccines, etc. given in powerful doses at different stages of any disease can stop and suppress germ activity and the processes of inflammation and infection before healing and detoxification has run its natural course, and before the morbid (dead) matter has been eliminated. Therefore, viruses, bacteria, fungus/candida and even cancer cannot be cured by “killing them off” or by “trying to get rid of them” by burning, surgery, etc. They are only cured by building up the immune system, which is done by:

  1. Consuming “proper nutrients” that all human bodies must have in order to be healthy.
  2. Eliminating toxins and foods that feed viruses, bacteria, fungus/candida and cancer.
  3. Eliminating damaging foods.
  4. Eliminating toxins in general.

When the immune system is strong enough it automatically “makes” any bug change back into the organism they are supposed to be when the body is healthy. For more information see The Germ Theory of Disease is False and The Antibody Theory is False. It is like the manure pile and the flies, with the manure pile representing the poor condition of the body. You cannot get rid of the manure pile by killing off the flies. You must clean up the manure pile instead, which means building up your immune system (as above).

Successful Self-Help Health Programs You Can Do

References

  1. Herxheimer Reaction
  2. Poisoning – Symptoms
  3. Symptoms and First Aid for Poisonings by the University of Maine Farm Safety Program.
  4. Germs, Infection, Resistance & Immunity.

A sincere thank you to Bee Wilder for this well laid out information… The original article can be found at: http://healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/heal2.php#d3