Monday, May 15, 2017

Munchausen's By Proxy and Government Control Of Our Children

I was just watching the news and am very concerned as to where parent's rights are headed...especially where parents of Lyme patients and children with other vague illnesses are concerned. Often the media/governments take advantage of legitimate issues. I think today's news item is an example. Most of us have heard of or know parents of Lyme patients who have been labeled with Munchhausen's Syndrome and have even had their children taken away due to this MISdiagnosis. There is a huge increase in autoimmune/chronic diseases that have no legitimate tests or causes and people are being either assigned meaningless labels or told that it is all in their heads. 

Big news today on Good Morning America was about a girl who was abused by her mother who had made her sick or faked her illnesses all her life to get attention for herself. After many years of abuse the daughter ( Gypsy Blanchard) killed the mother and is in jail. HBO is coming out with a documentary about it. Because this is being highlighted in the news...I am suspicious. This may or may not have happened but I think they may use incidents like this to gain further control over children, their parents, and perhaps even to hide some of our chronic illness pandemic. Many Lyme parents try so hard to get treatment for their children because the medical community is intentionally kept in the dark as to the symptom complex of Lyme disease and it's co-infections...  viral and bacterial. Many of the parents have had Lyme disease themselves so they know how this disease can present in a confusing array of symptoms. Often they have been told it is all in their heads or that they have some mysterious autoimmune disease. I know this from personal experience.

Testing is inaccurate and symptoms can often affect every system of the body so then people are labeled as either  malingering or as having parents who must be afflicted with Munchausen's by Proxy. It's criminal! There may be some real cases of this but I never heard of this syndrome till after Lyme disease came on the scene, which is when the diagnosis became more popular. I think that after this movie doctors are going to be even more suspicious of Lyme parents or parents of those children who may have tick co-infections or retroviruses and other microbes, some of which may be genetically engineered. Doctors are told there is no such thing as chronic active Lyme disease, which we know is a falsehood. There are many studies (which are being ignored by the mainstream) which show that Lyme can be a chronic active or relapsing infection. It can also be passed through the placenta.

In an interview, Aaron Russo talked about how Nick Rockefeller admitted that part of the plan was to gain more control over the children and separate them from their parents. This is a tactic used to mold the new generation to whatever desired goals those who are currently in control want to bring about. There are many different ways that are being used to gain control over the children. When both parents work and the children are left with the school or others, then the children's values and ideas are molded more by whomever they spend the most time with. After school parents bring their children to sports where they usually do not interact with their children but only observe from the sidelines. "It takes a village to raise a child" has become a popular propaganda statement.

There seems to be a movement towards making parents seem incapable of raising their own children. Yes there are legitimate cases of abuse but this legitimate issue is being used to gradually take away parent's rights to raise their own children. If you will notice...many of Lois Lowry's children's books are about women who are assigned to be birth mothers and then the children go to other caretakers.  Eugenics is also highlighted . I think that these are rather bizarre themes for children's books. The excuse given as to why these books are  acceptable is......because it is warning people that this could happen in our society if we are not vigilant. seems to be having the opposite effect....more like predictive programming. I don't think that most children are having the discussion with their teachers or parents that for example......forms of eugenics are already taking place. One example......abortion when one discovers they may be carrying a Down's Syndrome child is becoming more popular. I say...let's find out the cause of Down's Syndrome instead. Some feel that it has to do with parental diet before and during often Down Syndrome children are born to older mothers who may have depleted their body's store of essential nutrients from previous pregnancies. However, our modern drug oriented society does not like to look at uncovering causes because there is less profit when finding the cause of disease.

Instead of increasingly blaming parents for their child's illnesses...let's uncover the deception and the real causes of these chronic illnesses and deadly cancers...which may have to do with vaccines, genetic engineering of microbes and our food, pesticides in our food and water, poor parental diet...etc.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

TMJ, Malocclusion, Lyme Disease, Substance P, and Overall Health

While watching a video concerning malocclusion, TMJ and Substance P, I came across some extremely interesting information that may be helpful to patients with tickborne illness. I will leave the link to this video at the bottom. The speaker being interviewed, Dr Dwight Jennings ( a neuromuscular dentist), shared some fascinating ideas and facts. Here are some of the facts he shared.When someone's bite is misaligned, the body produces a huge amount of substance P, which can cause systemic inflammation in the body. Many things can increase substance P in the body but TMJ/ misalignment is a major factor. Dr. Jennings says that 95% of Lyme patients have TMJ issues......a very high correlation. Systemic inflammation from the substance P allows the spirochete to grow. Substance P opens up cell membranes wide enough to allow the spirochete into the cell. Substance P also controls the collagen/ ligament matrix. If your substance P is high, you don't make high grade collagen. This may be one reason why Lyme patients are so hyper-mobile and have problems with ligament tears and repair.

The trigeminal vascular system is also affected by misalignment of the jaw.
Lack of blood flow to the frontal cortex can be a result. Correcting the misalignment can be helpful in strengthening the immune system, along with other modalities that target substance P, such as cayenne pepper, etc. If a person feels that misalignment is a problem for him, then it is extremely important to find the right type of dentist which offers the proper treatment. One does not just want to align the teeth...but it's the alignment of the actual jaw that makes the difference. The video below speaks to the issue of what type of dentist specializes in jaw alignment. Your top front teeth and your bottom front teeth need to meet together tip to tip. Many dentists think that the bottom front teeth should be slightly in back of the front top teeth but this is not so. Our ancestors' teeth met tip to tip because of their natural indigenous diet. Today our jaws are so malformed that most of us no longer have adequate room for all of our teeth. The parent's diet determines the shape and size of the child's skeleton.

Parkinson's, Autism,  Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, IBS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can often be helped by aligning the jaw.

Many people of the baby boom generation have underdeveloped jaws due to their parent's eating more refined foods than previous generations. The fact that many baby boomers were NOT breast fed also plays a prominent role in why all of our teeth do not fit into our jaws. The jaws can be expanded...even in adults....with the proper devices. Check out this hour video. I found it fascinating!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hiatal Hernia: A Hidden Factor In Chronic Illness

A growing number of doctors and researchers are finding that many of those with chronic illness, such as Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, and cancer was even mentioned, will have hiatal hernias as one of the main factors contributing to their illness. Here is a definition of hiatal hernia from "An anatomical abnormality in which part of the stomach protrudes up through the diaphragm into the chest." Here are just some of the many symptoms that have been corrected by pulling the stomach down into it's proper position.
Constipation or Diarrhea
Gas and bloating
Colic in children
Diminished or excessive appetite
Pain in throat, chest, shoulder, spine
Can't take a deep breath or breathe from the abdomen
Full feeling at base of throat
Heaviness at stomach level
Pressure in Chest
Orthostatic hypotension
Slow gastric emptying
And many more symptoms which you can find  in Dr. Baroody's groundbreaking book "Hiatal Hernia Syndrome, The Mother of All Illness, Guide To Self Healing" or at the following link.

Here is a quote from the preface of Dr. Baroody's book.  "There is no doubt after many years of wrestling with this invisible plague that my original statistics of 85% of our population being afflicted with the Hiatal Hernia Syndrome to a greater or lesser extent are accurate....maybe even low. Digestion is the key. Without the digestive system completely "on line" all other systems are doomed to break down eventually. Vagus nerve disruption by the Hiatal Hernia Syndrome is the major cause. Dr. Carey Reams, probably the most eminent biochemist of our time, stated again and again that illness begins with vagus nerve problems."
Dr. Baroody covers this issue extensively in his book. His book also contains much helpful information on how to naturally prevent and cure Hiatal Hernia Syndrome (HHS) through massage and chiropractic movements, diet, exercise, and more. Some corrections need to be done by a chiropractor and other techniques can be self applied. A family member or friend can also be taught how to do the corrections. Lifestyle often needs to be modified.

When the stomach is forced upward by gas and certain movements, and it pushes against and weakens or tears the diaphragm, it can pinch the vagus nerve, which is responsible for many bodily functions. There does not have to be a tear in the diaphragm in order for the vagus nerve to be compressed. To complicate or confuse matters more, hernias can be sliding hernias. In other words, sometimes the stomach can be up in the esophagus and sometimes it can be in the proper position. I would think that this might prevent many people from being properly diagnosed. The placement of the stomach may shift depending on the position the patient is in.

Surgery is available for this problem, however, surgery is invasive, can form scar tissue, and isn't always effective. It would seem wise to give these natural treatments a try for an adequate amount of time before resorting to the knife.

I have personally observed that nausea, gas, burping, panic attacks, and other symptoms listed above can be relieved or put into remission by following the advice in Dr. Baroody's book and by applying the techniques shown in the videos below. It makes sense!  Here's to your health!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Brain, Alzheimer's and Infection

Competent and respected researchers are discovering oral spirochetes and Lyme disease spirochetes(germs) in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Several studies have shown these pathogens in 100% of the Autopsied Alzheimer's brains and in zero % of the healthy controls.  and  The patient whose brain images are below, was sent for a Spect Scan of the brain before being treated for Lyme disease. This scan measures the blood flow to the brain and the radiologist compares the blood flow in patients to the blood flow patterns in specific disease conditions. In this specific case the radiologist reported that the first scan below was consistent with the images of blood flow in Alzheimer's disease. The patient whose scans are below became very ill in 1989 and was diagnosed with the obscure label of "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" which doesn't label or describe a real disease but only the symptoms of an unidentified disease. Years later the patient below discovered, through blood testing, that he had Lyme disease and as a consequence of being misdiagnosed was left untreated for the cause of his problems for 8 years. This caused the disease to progress and affect many body systems and organs, including the brain.

In the images below the yellow indicates blood flow in different areas of the brain. In the seventh image(from left to right) one can see a dramatic lack of blood flow to the frontal lobe. The other images also show scattered profusion (hypoperfusion) of blood to the brain. This particular first set of images with the low blood flow was pointed out by the radiologist as being consistent with blood perfusion to the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The patient was then treated for Lyme disease for a year, alternating with different antibiotics to try and match the proper antibiotic with the proper strains and forms of borrelia. This long term treatment was very successful. The patient reported that before the antibiotics, his ability to think and function was extremely hampered and after a year of treatment he was able to think and function much better.

A year later, because the patient was greatly improved (altho not perfect) from a year of antibiotics, a second scan was done to document whether treatment had helped and whether the patient's condition correlated with the scan. Sure enough, the second scan below shows that the patient's brain was greatly improved and almost normal.

Due to this improvement the patient was taken off of antibiotics, was fine for a while, and then began to gradually relapse or decline so another Spect scan was done a year or so later to validate the prescribing of more antibiotics. The last scan on this page shows that the patient's brain had declined almost to the severity of the first scan which was done before any antibiotic treatment. This test correlated with the patient's symptoms. The patient was put back on antibiotics and began to improve again. This patient now has his life back but from time to time goes back on short term antibiotics when symptoms flare.... to keep the disease under the Lyme pathogen ( borrelia burgdorferi) is apparently never totally eliminated from the body

The last scan above again shows lack of blood flow to the brain(patchy perfusion) but not quite as severe as before the patient had ever been treated with antibiotics. Of course when on long term antibiotics it is very important to take adequate probiotics to keep the gut microbes in balance.

Unfortunately, as I have mentioned in previous posts, the medical industry that survives and thrives on profits is not really looking out for our best interests. The drug companies do not want to find the root causes of disease and then treat them because that would drastically cut into their profits. A population of chronically ill people is much more lucrative. Don't cure the people just create as many symptoms as you can so they have to take many different drugs to feel somewhat comfortable...even though the disease is progressing beneath the surface unidentified. I feel that this is what is happening with Alzheimer's and many other of our modern diseases. There is a disease label for every set of symptoms in the book. Anyone can make up labels for symptoms but we want to know the CAUSE! Why are people getting Alzheimer's at a younger and younger age? Common sense then says its NOT just due to old age! If the patient above did not first have a diagnosis of Lyme disease before having the Spect Scan....he most likely would have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 44. We have to be our own advocates.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Alzheimer's Disease Caused By Infection

Our modern medical industry thrives on the chronically ill. Not too many people will dispute this obvious fact. The question deep does this scenario go? While modern medicine has many helpful new technologies and surgery techniques, why do we require so much medical intervention to begin with? Having personal experience with Lyme disease, I have become aware of how the medical system actually operates. There is no true prevention involved...nor are cures and root causes examined. In fact root causes and legitimate prevention are often discouraged or intentionally covered up.

Two prime examples of this corrupt and ineffective medical model can be found with Lyme Disease and with Alzheimer's Disease. Lyme disease has been labeled the Great Imitator...secondary only to Syphilis. The Lyme disease germ (borrelia burgdorferi), which is a spirochete as in syphilis, can affect just about every  system and organ in the body and it's chronic form is being falsely labeled as many different conditions and diseases. Borrelia burgdorferi is a relapsing infection which will take advantage of a weaker immune system. This pathogenic microbe can also change shape, form biofilms (which protect the germ from antibiotics, from the body's immune system, and from showing up in blood testing). However, the studies that show these facts to be true are ignored by mainstream medicine. The general consensus concerning this strange situation is that the medical system is just stodgy and slow and does not want to accept new ideas. The general public is often not aware that conflicts of interest are most likely the reason why so many of us have chronic conditions.

The pharmaceutical companies heavily influence what our doctors are taught in medical school and at medical conferences. Their ever-growing profits stem from only treating the symptoms and ignoring the cause. When the cause of disease is ignored, many symptoms appear throughout the body and many systems and organs can be affected. This causes the patient to be sent from one specialist to another to be prescribed specific drugs for each symptom. In the meantime the root cause or disease progresses  untreated under the surface. It is believed, and starting to be proven, that Lyme disease and Alzheimer's are related in this manner. Medical science has proven that Syphilis can cause dementia. The plaques in the brain that cause dementia from Syphilis look identical to those found in the Alzheimer's brains where lyme and oral spirochetes are present. Why are corporate and government funded research institutions not spreading this news far and wide? Why is long term antibiotic treatment for lyme disease being discouraged when it is known that Borrelia burgdorferi can be a chronic relapsing infection? Yes, antibiotics can cause certain problems but didn't we learn that if you don't finish your antibiotics...meaning if you don't take enough of them to eradicate  the disease...then this is what creates antibiotic resistance? Instead we are being led to under-treat which can create even more serious problems. We are also not informed of the fact that laboratories are intentionally creating antibiotic resistant germs for bio-warfare and also for supposedly benign purposes.

It has been predicted that Alzheimer's will increase substantially because of the growing elderly population. However, dementia is NOT a normal part of aging so why are we being told that Alzheimer's will increase? This has been stated as an almost indisputable fact. I suspect that the cause of Alzheimer's is known and that the medical industry does not want the root cause(s) known so that the chronically ill population grows along with drug profits. Of course those with dementia may also die sooner which may lessen the burden on social security. That later point is just speculation.

If this issue matters to you, take the time to watch the video below where Alan MacDonald talks about his research and the research of Judith Miklossy. Their research shows that Lyme disease and other spirochetes and infections appear to play a major role in dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Instead of raising money and handing it over to the corporate charities ,which never to seem to find cures, let's support the private researchers who are looking for the root cause of disease. Also below this video please check out the short video/interview with the very respected Swiss researcher Dr. Judith Miklossy, who is finding the same results as Dr. Macdonald concerning spirochetes as the cause of Alzheimer's. Periodontal issues also relate to how the spirochetes get into the brain. This is very important to understand.      

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Possible New Treatment Or Cure For Lyme Disease?

There may be a new and very valuable application for a certain common ingredient in allergy medications. Lyme disease is fast becoming the most widespread and debilitating infectious disease in the world. It's boundaries are expanding exponentially and everywhere it spreads controversy reigns. People have a very difficult if sometimes impossible time getting appropriate treatment. While this pandemic is spreading, antibiotics are becoming harder to get....for more than one reason.

A study published in Drug Design, Development and Therapy discovered that an antihistamine (Loratadine), found in allergy medications, prevented the mineral manganese from entering the cell wall of the Lyme disease pathogen (Borrelia burgdorferi). The lyme disease spirochete uses manganese for vital processes so when the antihistamine Loratadine is combined with Borrelia burgdorferi in a test tube, the pathogen starves to death. It would be an important breakthrough to find an effective treatment for Lyme disease. Antibiotics work but they are not always effective. If patients are partial to natural treatments over drugs, perhaps more research by patients, privately funded researchers, and naturopathic doctors, could reveal natural substances that also prevent manganese from entering the Lyme pathogen's cell wall. You won't find many government or corporate funded studies for natural treatments because patents cannot be least that is my understanding. There are many natural substances that act as antihistamines...such as...Reishi mushroom, Quercitin, Vitamin C, salt and water, Aloe vera, chamomile, ginger, stinging nettles, and wild oregano or bee balm. I'm sure there are many more examples that we are not aware of. The question is.....would any of these natural antihistamines have the same action as Loratadine? Drugs can be a useful tool but they tend to have more side effects over the natural remedies.

Many Lyme disease patients also are burdened with allergic issues. Whether this just has something to with the straw that breaks the camel's back or whether the Lyme disease pathogen is directly responsible for food, chemical, and environmental allergies, has yet to be demonstrated. I am wondering if the antihistamine action of the antihistamine is also treating the allergic symptoms that are often attributed to Lyme addition to actually killing the spirochete.

Below is a blurb and link to a post about the study.
"Loratadine, an antihistamine found in over-the-counter allergy medicines, may be able to help kill the bacteria associated with Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi). Findings from this study are published in Drug Design, Development and Therapy." To read the more official version click at the link below

Here is another similar announcement on this possible breakthrough
                                          Stinging Nettles from my nettle patch. Start your own patch!

I make Reishi  mushroom tea and stinging nettle infusion which both support the adrenal glands, to calm the system and help with the allergic response. I have my own patch of stinging nettles (easy to grow but invasive) but buy my Reishi mushroom slices (that I make tea from) from Mountain Rose Herbs whom I have become affiliated with because I think they are a responsible company, have a wide selection of herbs (many or most of which are organic), and if you order in bulk you get a discount....which helps with shipping. Learn more about them at the link below. Here is a link to an article about stinging nettles and how they are a natural antihistamine and a link to a post which talks a bit about the health benefits and how to make Reishi mushroom tea.    Often drug companies get their ideas from natural ingredients and then try to change the form somehow in order to be able to patent the substance. As I said before...drugs have their place but whole foods nourish and support the body rather than just attacking a specific symptom or germ.
I find that when I stay away from stimulants, such as coffee, tea, and alcohol and use adaptogens overall health improves. So while we wait for more conclusive evidence that supports the finding that Loratadine helps to kill the Lyme disease pathogen......perhaps we can experiment with healthy natural alternatives that may have similar properties as the drug Loratadine.

Mountain Rose Herbs

Friday, May 8, 2015


The media constantly bombards us with tales of dangerous plaques sweeping the world...Ebola, West Nile Virus, SARS, Bird Flu, Plague, Measles....etc. How many of these diseases pose a very dangerous threat to the general population and have disabled or killed thousands in your area? I have been writing for years about the diversion tactics being used to take attention away from the real dangers while focusing on numerous disease scares that seem to vanish into thin air...sometimes reappearing when politically expedient.I have never known of anyone in recent times who have had any of the above diseases.  Through the years of working and associating with people who have Lyme disease, I have noticed a very strange scenario. Doctors, instead of taking this disease seriously and treating it appropriately, often dismiss it and tell the patient their symptoms are all in their heads and that they need antidepressants (which does nothing for the underlying cause and allows the disease to progress). Doctors who treat Chronic Lyme with appropriate antibiotics often come under scrutiny and some lose their licenses to practice medicine. I have been to several protests and hearings involving these doctors who were brave enough to stand up to the "authorities".

It is not totally clear why Lyme disease is such a political hot potato but some theories have to do with profits for the drug companies involving drugs which treat the many many symptoms of Lyme, an effort to disable our nation to integrate it into world government, another experiment to monitor patients who do not get adequate treatment (such as in the Tuskeegee Study carried out by the CDC with Syphilis and black men) and profits from vaccines and testing. Many very sick CHRONIC lyme patients are being denied proper antibiotics and/or any type of natural treatment which would help to boost the immune system. Instead the cause is completely covered up and the patient's problems are often given the disease labels of Depression, ALS, M.S, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Chronicfatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer's, Etc....which all supposedly have no cure. Then we have disease charities for all of these disease labels. I have never known of a disease charity yet to find a cure for "their" disease. If they did find a cure they would be out of business.

 The disease complex called Lyme disease also includes viruses and other bacteria that can also be passed on through insect bites. Below is a video done by Randy Sykes who has been a tireless warrior for Lyme disease patients even though he himself is sick. He does the best he can in this video to show people documents and clips pf Lyme disease legislative hearings which prove that Lyme disease can be a persistent relapsing infection. It is often the issues that the Media outlets do NOT talk about that need attention and investigation. Don't believe all of their disease fear mongering of the latest plaque...especially if that "plaque" offers a vaccine!

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Judith Miklossy , the author of the abstract below, has found in several studies, that different types of spirochetes ( oral spirochetes, Syphilis spirochetes and Lyme spirochetes ), are found in many autopsies of Alzheimer's brains and none in the control groups. Alan Macdonald , another Lyme disease researcher has found the same results. Why are we not hearing about this in the media? The media has predicted that Alzheimer's disease will significantly increase in the coming years. How do they know this? Government health agencies state that this will be due to the increase in the aging population. Healthy aging citizens should NOT get Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia do not have to be a normal part of aging. Diet and infections...and perhaps vaccines, play a critical role. The government health agencies/drug companies/media completely avoid discussing the Alzheimer's studies done by the above researchers. Alzheimer's seems to be increasing with the growing number of Lyme disease cases, invasive dental procedures....and the increase in flu shots for the elderly. Some researchers  feel that gingivitis and dental work may play a role by providing a direct access to the brain by spirochetes and other microbes... through breeches in the oral cavity. This is known to happen with the heart...heart problems resulting from dental work or poor oral health in general.

The abstract below also speaks about the amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's Disease and how brain colonies of spirochetes can form the filamentous plaques found in Alzheimer's. Let's start talking about this! Alzheimer's may or already has affected someone you know and love. There is a cause so let's not just look at symptomatic treatments....let's find the underlying cause before it is too late!
For more info on bacteria and Alzheimer's Disease....check out the sidebar of this blog.

Historic evidence to support a causal relationship between spirochetal infections and Alzheimer's disease.
Miklossy J.
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2015 Apr 16;7:46. eCollection 2015.


Following previous observations a statistically significant association between various types of spirochetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) fulfilled Hill’s criteria in favor of a causal relationship. If spirochetal infections can indeed cause AD, the pathological and biological hallmarks of AD should also occur in syphilitic dementia.

To answer this question, observations and illustrations on the detection of spirochetes in the atrophic form of general paresis, which is known to be associated with slowly progressive dementia, were reviewed and compared with the characteristic pathology of AD. Historic observations and illustrations published in the first half of the 20th Century indeed confirm that the pathological hallmarks, which define AD, are also present in syphilitic dementia.

Cortical spirochetal colonies are made up by innumerable tightly spiraled Treponema pallidum spirochetes, which are morphologically indistinguishable from senile plaques, using conventional light microscopy. Local brain amyloidosis also occurs in general paresis and, as in AD, corresponds to amyloid beta.

These historic observations enable us to conclude that chronic spirochetal infections can cause dementia and reproduce the defining hallmarks of AD. They represent further evidence in support a causal relationship between various spirochetal infections and AD. They also indicate that local invasion of the brain by these helically shaped bacteria reproduce the filamentous pathology characteristic of AD.

Chronic infection by spirochetes, and co-infection with other bacteria and viruses should be included in our current view on the etiology of AD. Prompt action is needed as AD might be prevented.

Friday, April 17, 2015


Lyme disease, do you have it? If you did, you probably wouldn’t know – unless you’re one of the chronic sufferers that have had to visit over 30 doctors to get a proper diagnosis. Lyme disease tests are highly inaccurate, often inconclusive or indicating false negatives.

Why? Because this clever bacteria has found a way to dumb down the immune system and white blood cells so that it’s not detectable until treatment is initiated. To diagnose Lyme properly you must see a “Lyme Literate MD (LLMD),” however, more and more doctors are turning their backs on patients due to sheer fear of losing their practices! Insurance companies and the CDC will do whatever it takes to stop Chronic Lyme Disease from being diagnosed, treated, or widely recognized as an increasingly common issue.

Lyme is considered by the medical field to “only” transmit by way of a tick infected with bacteria. However, the CDC itself admits it is under-reported, and believes there are between 300,000 to half a million new cases each year. That makes Lyme disease almost twice as common as breast cancer and six times more common than HIV/AIDS. Where are all of these new cases coming from? (It’s interesting to note that since Avril Lavigne recently went public with her Chronic Lyme Disease battle, mainstream news outlets like The Daily Mail have been mentioning Lyme can be transmitted by mosquitoes, too!)

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Friday, March 6, 2015

The Art Of Gluten Free Sourdough Baking

By Sharon A Kane
Review By Marjorie Tietjen

Being able to properly digest our food is one of the main factors which determines the state of our health. Some foods are easier to digest than others  and how we prepare our food can make a huge difference in the availability and assimilation of the nutrients from our food. Proper preparation can also destroy toxins which are naturally present in many vegetables and grains. Traditionally our ancestors soaked, sprouted and/or fermented their fruits, beans, grains and vegetables...and sometimes even meat.

Sharon Kane, the author of  The Art Of Gluten Free Sourdough Baking, discovered through food sensitivity testing that she was intolerant to many foods, including gluten. Sharon loved baking sourdough breads but the gluten in the grains and some of the other ingredients in the breads were stressing her system and making her ill. She was advised to avoid these substances. This news of course was very disappointing. However, the author was not discouraged for long. She was determined to create sourdough breads free of many allergens, including eggs, gluten, and dairy so she could again enjoy the taste, comfort and health benefits of properly prepared grains. Sharon experimented for a year with different flours and starters...with many failures...before she finally created a bread that she thought had the properties she desired. The results of her fortitude and persistence has been greater health, several books on traditional food preparation, online instructional videos, and the Gluten Free Sourdough Company that sells the delicious gluten, egg, dairy, soy free products that she has created.

I first bought the Kindle version of The Art Of Gluten Free Sourdough Baking but then decided it would be easier for me to have an actual hard copy to read and refer it is the hard copy that I will be referring to in this review. First of all, to get people aware of the health properties and other positive qualities of the ancient process of sourdough baking...I will include the 6 benefits the author lists on the back of her book.

1. High Digestibility

2. Excellent Taste

3. Nutrient Density

4. Long Shelf life

5. Economical

6. Allergen Friendly

I would also like to include a paragraph from page 21 of the book which describes why soaking and/or the fermenting of grains is so important.

"Soaking foods mimics the early stages of a seed's germination cycle. A fully mature grain plant has plump grain seeds after a long and bounteous season. The grain seeds are essentially little packages of nutrients protected in a hard shell called a seed coat. The seed's mission in life is to reproduce and needs certain conditions to germinate. A grain seed left on the stalk of a spent plant, or on the ground, withstands extremes of temperature and moisture to allow its seed coat to soften and absorb water which facilitates germination. This process allows nutrients to become available to feed the newly germinated sprout until it has its first pair of true leaves and can make food through photosynthesis. When we soak grains before cooking or eating we mimic this process. The nutrients that would have fed the young sprout now become available to us after soaking."

The flours which are included in her recipes are teff, quinoa, corn, buckwheat, brown rice, and coconut. Sharon lists all the ingredients and equipment that you will need to succeed in gluten free sourdough baking. The author's instructions are very clear and detailed and she also includes photos which demonstrate the different steps and what the starters, batters and breads should look like. Sharon uses minimal sweeteners in her recipes and includes a conversion chart so a person can use the sweetener that best suits their needs. In the photo to the right you are shown what a bubbling starter looks like, what the bread looks like when it is rising and what the finished loaf should look like. This is very helpful in being able to gauge one's progress.

Gluten free sourdough baking uses "starters" to help the bread to rise. The book carefully explains the different properties of the various starters and batters so that the baker knows what to look for. The author includes a section on grinding your own flour. On page 43 there is an important chart which shows the amounts of grain, the amounts of flour it will convert to when ground, and then how much starter that amount of flour will create.

In the process of creating the gluten free starters the author noticed that her starters were going "bad" or becoming moldy. Through further research she learned that you can boost these starters with fermented beverages. Sharon tried using water kefir as a starter and that is when things began to turn around providing her with more successes. She refers to the water kefir starters  as "boosted starters." Kombucha tea can also be used as a booster for starters or if you are not dairy sensitive you can use milk kefir or yogurt.

Everyone has different food sensitivities. Sharon has been asked by others to create certain breads for people with specific allergies and as a result she has divided the recipes into sections. Two of these sections are rice based recipes and rice free recipes.

Some of the delicious recipes included in the book are Pancakes, Banana Walnut Muffins, Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins, Cranberry Nut Muffins, Buckwheat Buns, Herb Sourdough Bread, Scallion Pepper Bread, Mock Rye Bread, Chia Onion Bread, Multigrain Carob Bread, Teff Carob Coconut Bread, Corn Bread, Dessert Breads, Quinoa 100 Bread ...and much more.

Sourdough gluten free breads are denser with a different "old world" texture and taste to them. I find this to be a positive difference. Sharon's breads are more hearty, nutrient dense, filling, and delicious than typical commercial fluff breads. On  Sharon's website she has many baked items for sale, along with equipment, starter boosters, books and more. I have tried her English muffins, muffin tops, dessert breads and I actually tried one of her mixes as a first step in learning sourdough baking. I found the pumpernickel bread mix to be absolutely delicious! I put off making the bread from this mix because I thought I would fail. However, the whole process went very smoothly and the bread was a success! I was pretty impressed with the organization and directions of the mix itself but I was also pretty proud of myself because I actually succeeded in making sourdough bread! The next step for me will be trying one of the recipes in this book with my water kefir made from my new water kefir grains which I bought from Sharon. The author does not use baking powder, baking soda, or yeast in her recipes, preferring the most natural leavening method possible. Sharon advises people to toast the sourdough breads to get the best flavor and texture. When in a hurry I have eaten her breads untoasted but toasting does seem to improve texture and taste.

The book includes sections on definitions, differences between the various flour starters, refrigerated starters versus starters grown on the counter, feeding your starter, different stages of a starter, a large recipe section with photos, how to make chia gel and what it is used for, how to make pizza dough, conversions, troubleshooting, and where to get ingredients and equipment. Sharon shares her experiences and how she has learned from her failures. I am finding the book to be very thorough, easy to read, and written in an enjoyable manner. Everything she does seems to be very organized and well thought out. I admire this quality because I am definitely not an organized person.

Sharon has written this book to empower others to create healthy food in an economical manner. Too many people are experiencing sensitivities to gluten and other foods , which were once considered to be healthy. We desperately need to figure out the main causes of this predicament but in the meantime we must learn to prepare the foods that we can eat in a manner that releases the most nutrition possible. Our ancestors somehow knew that soaking, sprouting and fermenting not only preserved their foods but made them much more nutritious and digestible. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like more control over their own health which offers less dependence on our failing medical system. To purchase Sharon's book and other products, check out her website . Through her persistent experimentation, she has come up with unique products that will help to improve our lives.

Friday, February 27, 2015

PLAGUE: Brought To You With The BEST Of Intentions!

Written By:
Kent Heckenlively

Is there a relationship between the burgeoning epidemic of chronic diseases and the vaccine trials that took place decades ago? Is there a hidden truth that could change the way we treat these diseases?

In the search for the cause of a new disease, scientists become detectives and ask questions that cast a broad net over a field of possibilities.  As I started working with my co-author Dr. Judy Mikovits on our book about the human/mouse retrovirus XMRV, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and autism, I wondered about the starting point of these diseases.
From my previous background in autism I knew that the first cases were reported among children born to parents who worked predominately in medical or scientific fields in the 1930s.  The birth-date of the earliest child who would go onto develop autism was September 13, 1931, as reported by Dr. Leo Kanner of Johns Hopkins University in an article he published in 1943. The first recorded outbreak of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) took place in 1934-1935 among 198 doctors and nurses at Los Angeles County Hospital who were working feverishly in the middle of a polio epidemic.

These starting points piqued my interest.  Autism and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) appeared at roughly the same time period and among the families of those involved in scientific and medical pursuits.  How did the finding of a human/mouse retrovirus, XMRV, among chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patients by Dr. Mikovits in 2009, and her unpublished research suggesting something similar among children with autism tie together?

Well, it turns out scientists in the 1930s were doing a great deal of experiments passaging dangerous human viruses through mouse tissue to try and weaken the virus.  The first experiment involved the virus which causes yellow fever.  From an article entitled "Vaccination Against Yellow Fever with Immune Serum and Virus Fixed for Mice" and published on May 31, 1932 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine: Moreover, it appeared the yellow fever virus, after many passages through mice, had lost most, but not all of its virulence for monkeys, and probably for man, although retaining its power to immunize.  It was proposed therefore, to test in monkeys the safety and the immunizing power of a vaccine composed of living virus fixed for mice and human immune serum, and if these tests gave satisfactory results, to commence immunizing persons exposed to yellow fever.
In other words, they gave the yellow fever virus to mice, then when that seemed to weaken the virus, they gave it to monkeys. When the vaccine appeared to work on the monkeys, they would give it to humans.

The same article went onto recount how they followed that protocol:  Sixteen persons were vaccinated against yellow fever in this laboratory, the first on May 13, 1931, by the methods developed with monkeys . . . The first person to be vaccinated was admitted to the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research through the courtesy of Dr. Rufus Cole and Dr. T. M. Rivers . . . According to Dr. Leo Kanner, the first child to develop autism was born on September 13, 1931, six months after this first experiment at the Rockefeller Institute.
However, this yellow fever vaccine never made it into wide usage because when it was injected into the brains of mice and monkeys, their brains quickly swelled with encephalitis and they died.  The problems with this vaccine were laid out in a presentation made by Dr. G. Stuart to the World Health Organization in 1953.  [T]wo main objections to this vaccine have been voiced, because of the possibility that: (i) the mouse brains employed in its preparation may be contaminated with a virus pathogenic for man although latent in mice . . . or may be the cause of a demyelinating encephalomyelitis; (ii) the use as an antigen of a virus with enhanced neurotropic properties may be followed by serious reactions involving the central nervous system.

A vaccine injected into the bloodstream shouldn't normally cross the blood/brain barrier. But there was a great deal which remained unknown about what might cause the blood/brain barrier to be breached.  Scientists at this time considered it was better to err on the side of caution.
But the use of mouse brains as a medium to weaken a virus was pursued by other doctors, including Dr. Maurice Brodie and Dr. William Park, in their attempt to develop a polio vaccine.  In an article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine on March 1, 1935 by Dr. Brodie he wrote: From these experiments, it appears that of all the ordinary laboratory animals, the mouse should be the best in attempting to produce poliomyelitis, for the virus survives in its brain for a longer time than in that of the guinea pig, rabbit, or rat.

Brodie continued: The passage material was a mixture of 1 part of active virus and 4 parts of a suspension of mouse brain and mouse stem.  The materials from the 24th and 45th passages injected into a series of mice in multiple inoculations, produced no effect in the mice nor did the virus in either of the passages survive for a longer time than in the preliminary experiment . . .
Trials of the Brodie polio vaccine were subsequently conducted in North Carolina, Virginia, and California, including 7,000 children.  Could this vaccine have contained a mouse/human retrovirus caused by the passaging of a virus through mouse biological tissue? The Brodie vaccine was also administered to 300 nurses and physicians from the Los Angeles County Hospital, site of the first outbreak of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in 1934-1935.  This early polio vaccine was also given in combination with an immune serum, which used the newly-created mercury derivative, thimerosal, as a preservative.  You might say it was the moment in medical history when the mouse met mercury.

The Brodie vaccine, like the earlier yellow fever vaccine, did not make it into general usage.  It was identified as the cause of polio in some patients and was linked to several deaths.  In a book by Dr. Paul Offit, The Cutter Incident – How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis he recounts how the young Dr. Brodie was traumatized by the failure of his vaccine, had trouble finding work, and eventually died in May of 1939 at the age of thirty-six, a suspected suicide.
The theory that early vaccines might have transferred a newly created retrovirus to human beings is not an idea that originates solely with me or my co-author, Dr. Mikovits.  In January of 2011 an article entitled "Of Mice and Men – On the Origin of XMRV" was published in the well-regarded journal Frontiers in Microbiology.  The authors wrote:  One of the most widely distributed biological products that frequently involved mice or mouse tissue, at least up to recent years, are vaccines, especially vaccines against viruses . . . It is possible that XMRV particles were present in virus stocks cultured in mice or mouse cells for vaccine production, and that the virus was transferred to the human population by vaccination.

I recall being profoundly disturbed when I researched this part of the book.  There were dedicated doctors struggling to understand and stop terrible diseases. But what happens when somebody who is trying to do good, ends up doing something terrible?  How does human nature enter the picture?
It occurred to me as I worked on our book PLAGUE, that those who must have been most intimately involved with these experiments made a decision to keep that knowledge secret at that time.  Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and autism were the bastard children of the fight against other diseases.
And again, when I researched my suspicions I found that there were others who had followed a similar trail.  In her book Osler's Web, the journalist Hillary Johnson (full disclosure – she wrote the foreword to our book) recounted how Canadian researcher Dr. Byron Hyde told her that there had been a settlement of some six million dollars in about 1939 to the 198 doctors and nurses of the Los Angeles County Hospital who came down with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).  A condition of the settlement was that they not discuss the outbreak.

I interviewed Dr. Hyde in 2013.  Hyde recounted to me that the original investigation by Dr. A. G. Gilliam of the 1934-1935 ME/CFS outbreak had been compromised.  Gilliam was forced to take out the section of his report linking this new disease to the Brodie polio vaccine and accompanying immune serum.  Hyde told me, "In the original document he [Gilliam] said it was caused by this immunization and it was a human transfer of infectious material, so it was actually a great experiment.  He had a huge fight with the head of the public health system of the United States and the fight went on for almost six months.  Finally, it was agreed that he would be allowed to publish it, as long as he took out the immunization section-because if you put the immunization in, it would set back all Americans on immunizations for years and cause the death of many, many people.  I think it was the theory then and it still is today.  As a physician you cannot say anything negative about immunizations, even if it's causing problems-and they do."

In a court of law a witness takes the stand, raises a hand, and swears to God to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  In science I know there's a similar obligation to honestly report what has taken place.  It's dangerous to depart from these guidelines, and yet I fear that is exactly what happened decades ago.

We need to know if the attempt to solve the riddles of one disease created more diseases.  We need to follow the truth, no matter where it takes us.  Only if the scientific community is honest about what caused these diseases, can we have any chance of treating them.