I talked to her mother at the local coffee shop, as she waited for her 20-year old-daughter to finish her 8th surgery for a condition none of her doctors had been able to identify. The girl was always sick, she said, and the surgeries didn’t seem to help. Her parents were scared to death she’d die before anyone figured it out.
She was eventually found to be sensitive to the perfumes in virtually everything she touched – deodorants, soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies.
I met her in a class one night. She couldn’t talk without her vocal cords going into a spasm, which meant she was without a voice. Her doctors said it was the most unusual case they’d seen and, over and over, recommended surgery. She’d had 6 surgeries so far and was scheduled for another.
She finally found that a common anti-spasmodic – ordinary ginger- ended her problem without actually identifying it.
He lost his voice suddenly one day. The doctors said his vocal cords looked fine. They didn’t know what happened or how to fix it. He was a school teacher.
His problem ended when his wife had a sudden insight and told him to stop taking the prescription statin. His life returned to normal within days.
Each of these had undiagnosed allergic reactions to a constant irritant that no one suspected. Once they figured out the allergy and began avoiding the source, their health returned. To a person, their doctors refused to believe the latest surgery or pharmaceutical had not been responsible for their return to health. None of them had ever heard of allergies causing such a problem. All of these one-time patients had their health back along with a newfound disregard for ‘experts’, and a new respect for the power their own human body, as well as a new respect for ancient remedies.
The medical profession seems to believe allergies begin and end with pollen or poison ivy, including the allergist physicians who should know better. The truth is that you can be allergic to anything. Food, perfumes, plants, things you touch, things you smell, and those allergies can impact your body and your life in limitless ways. Horrifically, they can also cause sudden death due to anaphylaxis, a sudden, violent allergic reaction that causes all organs in the body to shut down simultaneously.
The one medical guarantee is that doctors won’t understand any of it. With their medical education and virtually all articles in their professional journals subsidized by Big Pharma, they are taught believe that pills are the one hope for your health.
Allergies have their own ways of showing up, and when your symptoms don’t fit into any of a doctor’s diagnostic boxes, they will bend the corners of your ailment until they fit into a familiar surgical or pharmaceutical category. Then, they can solve your problem by recommending a surgery or a drug. Drug companies reward doctors for prescribing their costly, deadly, products.
With a little luck, if you survive one physician’s toxic and useless remedies, you will live to repeat the process with the next physician. Sooner or later, if you survive, you will take control of your own health. You will begin checking natural remedies on the internet, trying them out, and being flabbergasted at the magic they can work, almost free of charge and rarely at a threat to your life.
For example: Ginger, standard spice rack ginger, is a very effective anti-spasmodic. That means that it is a risk-free remedy for asthma, as well as hiccups. It means you don’t need to take cortisone with it’s deadly side effects to get relief.
Suffer from migraines? No need to risk your life taking expensive, heart-stopping, heavily advertised drugs. The botanical ‘feverfew’, available in the vitamin aisle, taken daily, will get rid of them for good.
Got nail biters in the family? They need much more vitamin B and magnesium than they’re getting.
Bruise easily? Not if you’re taking enough vitamin C, which can also ward off the common cold and who knows what other ailments.
As traditional antibiotics lose their effectiveness due to over prescribing, there is a natural antibiotic with nearly magical powers: Garlic. Taken in high doses, it can kill off numerous germs with no threat to your life or wallet.
Please note that nothing I’ve mentioned here is effective in one small dose, the kind you get in multivitamins. For therapeutic benefit, the vitamin or biologic has to be taken daily in doses high enough to be healing. There is a danger in extremely high doses of the fat soluble vitamins, A, E, and D. Those vitamins are not sold in health-threatening doses.
The vitamins that are not fat-soluble, B and C, are water-soluble. That means that they wash harmlessly out of your system every day in your urine.
There is a side effect to extremely high dose vitamin C. It causes diarrhea when the body has more than it can handle. That’s all. It’s not going to kill you and you can solve the problem by taking a little less. That doesn’t sound like the dangers advertised for pharmaceuticals, does it?
No discussion of allergies would be complete without acknowledging some very serious, mostly hidden, food allergens
If you feel miserable almost every day and you’ve ruled out most other things chances are you are have problems with the common allergen soy, which is almost always genetically modified.
Soy, like corn, is a crop subsidized by the government. Because farmers know that planting soy will always be profitable, they fill their fields with it. They plant much more than can be exported or used efficiently here at home. The solution to prevent big surpluses? Cut the price domestically and sell it to every food manufacturer. Because of it’s low cost, food processors are happy to comply and add it to everything possible. It’s hard to find a bakery product that doesn’t contain soy as do many other products. Would you ever suspect that many brands of ice cream are similarly contaminated? It’s everywhere. If you suspect a soy allergy, you should get used to reading food labels.
There are new, cost saving ingredients that appear constantly. One is malted barley flour. It’s generally a new addition to baked goods and is not included in some organic products. Be aware of its allergenic potential.
Allergies have the potential to do everything from limiting life to killing. A great many deaths are attributed to heart attacks but occur in people who have no heart disease. Are those deaths a testament to the power of allergies?
Allergies are entirely individual and identifying them is also individual. No one can do it for you, which is OK since you know that your health is your responsibility.
Life expectancy in the U.S. has been declining for several years and the numbers show no sign of reversing. CDC spokesmen say that their best explanation of the cause are suicides and the so-called opioid epidemic. A look at the numbers quickly shows this speculation to be a fantasy. Even a few thousand additional deaths in both categories will not move the needle in country with almost 3 million deaths a year.
No one admits to knowing the reason(s) for the decline, but there are people with much better guesses. Because their conclusions blame Big Business and not the dead victims, they do not get the media’s attention.
I’ve used other columns to warn about dirty and sloppy hospitals; indifferent, incompetent, and sometimes malicious medical staff; and, above all, the (criminal) pharmaceutical industry and their heavily advertised and often lethal poisons that they sell as ‘medicine’.
As life expectancy in the U.S. continues to drop, this column is about extending your own personal life expectancy by using better information about food. Coming columns will discuss pervasive and commonly ignored serious maladies, like allergies, and what to do about them.
The first thing to remember when trying to explain declining life expectancies is something that goes far toward explaining everything else: American capitalism and the profit motive. Effective oversight by elected or appointed officials could render our form of capitalism safer, but there is none.
Big Business finds no impediment anywhere, at least in the U.S., to buying its own way to greater profits. That usually means so-called campaign contributions to elected officials to control regulations, and endless prime time advertising to control public opinion. Sometimes a pharmaceutical ad airs next to an ad by lawyers who are suing them for damages. Attorneys, and their own profit motive, may turn out to be our best hope for reining in the destruction caused by Big Business. That is undoubtedly why Big Business is anxious to make an upper limit on awards mandatory.
Take RoundUp herbicide, for example. This very effective weed killer has been a stellar money maker for Monsanto (Bayer) while causing carnage to the people who use it as well as to the environment. Monsanto has recently begun losing lawsuits from cancer victims who believe RoundUp was responsible for their disease.
Studies have shown that almost everyone in America has glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, in their tissues. It poses a special danger to babies and toddlers.
Glyphosate residues have been found in tap water, orange juice, children’s urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. It’s everywhere, in brief.
Attorney for victim: “It is clear from Monsanto’s actions that it does not care whether Roundup causes cancer, focusing instead on manipulating public opinion and undermining anyone who raises genuine and legitimate concerns about Roundup.”
F. William Engdahl
Global Research, April 27, 2019
Agricultural chemicals, including antibiotics in meat and, increasingly, in farmed fish are not the only contributors to America’s polluted food supply. Read any list of ingredients on a processed food and you’ll find a list of dyes, taste enhancers, preservatives, emulsifiers, and more. Food additives are never tested for safety before being unleashed on the public, the unsuspecting guinea pigs. They are withdrawn from grocery store shelves only after their toxicity becomes clear and Big Business is forced to relent. Monsanto is not relenting on RoundUp, however. The damages it may be forced to pay won’t put a dent in the CEOs bonus.
Here is a good source, slightly outdated, for explaining additives, what they do, and how safe they are:
The list is too comprehensive to include here but if you’d like to know exactly what you and your family are eating, look it over.
And then there is all the genetic modification (GMO) going on with no notice to consumers. Food processors have fought hard to make sure we stay in the dark, and our mass media, regulatory agencies and lawmakers have all been willing to comply with BigAg and ignore our demands for transparency.
There’s that capitalism problem again.
GMO means altering DNA seeds to resist disease, grow bigger or faster, look nicer, or any other reason BigAg can come up with. I’d include a list of foods at the grocery store that have been silently genetically modified, but the list is too long. For a look at a list that is a bit out of date, because it doesn’t include potatoes, go to:
There has been no long term study of the results of tampering with nature, but the results of research by independent scientists isn’t good. Monsanto, Dow, and BigAg use their propaganda machines to try to tell us that there is nothing to fear, and then use their banks of attorneys to overturn local decisions to ban GMOs. Cultivation of any kind of GMO has been banned in many European countries and in Russia.
Here is more information:
And then there is the gas that is used in packaged meat, and who knows what else, so that it maintains its fresh appearance no matter how old it is.
I hope by this time you are committed to buying organic, which by law has none of these problems. Big Business is trying hard to change that. Organic food is getting very popular, easier to find and cheaper. It may not always be a perfect choice but it is light years better than non-organic.
Here is what’s happening with organic in the U.S.: https://www.organicconsumers.org
In addition to buying organic I have one other suggestion: Buy European foods when possible. Europeans are fussy about what is allowed in their food and anything genetically modified has a rough time being allowed in and accepted by consumers. Europeans have a media that keeps them informed about such things, which puts their level of awareness far ahead of Americans.
Do I think our tainted food supply has anything to do with declining life expectancy in the U.S.? You bet. Don’t you?
Here is one person’s view. Do you agree?
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein 1879 –1955
The medical establishment, lost in the false belief that they “know best”, have become blind to the obvious statistics of harm that drugs and needless surgeries cause. Ironically, they are quick to label anything outside their dogma quackery and pseudoscience; such as Holistic Medicine. And sadly, when those in the holistic medicine arena challenge this ignorant concept, the challenger is often dismissed as a “brainwashed sham artist” or an “uneducated idiot” without really being heard.
When did such arrogance become so deeply entrenched in our professed superior modern society? When reading the history of medicine we laugh at what was once widely thought to be effective medicine. Surely we have not regressed back to the close-mindedness of the Dark Ages Inquisition, dismissing any contrary opinion as heresy.
Outcry for a Change
In today’s world, there seems to be an outcry for a change in healthcare, and I’m not speaking about the healthcare we hear about in politics. No, I’m speaking of health care as opposed to disease care.
If modern evidence based medicine, which is based on testing and observing, thus, “proving” the effectiveness of treatments, is so successful in its fundamental premise, why are people sicker than ever? Shouldn’t the opposite be occurring? Especially here in the USA, the self-proclaimed most advanced country in the world of medicine!
Thousands of people a day die from our conventional medical care and, yet there are basically zero outcries from the ‘skeptics’ of natural health care medicine. As though in some sort of trance, they simply repeat the same mantras against alternative care…“it’s quackery care”… which is, mind you, the very thing they accuse alternative advocates of doing: chanting mantras against Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)!
Furthermore, despite the mounting presence of evidence that is in favor of natural health care, they nonetheless bury their collective head into the ground in denial, but not without first crying “but it’s still quackery!”
Scrutiny of Modern Medicine
An intelligent person should be asking why modern medicine is not subjected to the same scrutiny that “alternative” medicine constantly is, especially when the failures of modern medicine are resulting in more and more needless deaths, not to mention the very diseases they are supposedly fighting against are statistically getting worse.
So if the health and well-being of the community isn’t benefiting, then what else can it be?
Money? What is a person’s life worth anyway?
We all have heard of horror stories of injuries caused by a medical doctor, but we excuse it for some reason. Well, a major reason is because we aren’t even able to sue a medical doctor for negligence, as such legal actions (aka. “Frivolous Lawsuits”) were blamed for higher insurance premiums. Of course, in the relatively rare event (as compared to medical doctor’s accidents) when an injury occurs with a chiropractor or holistic practitioner, it becomes a front page stoning by the so-called skeptics. Of course they are chanting, “Quack, sham artist, lack of evidence based medicine, etc”.
The hypocrisy is truly mind blowing!
A good example is comparing a chiropractic “adjustment” to an osteopathic “adjustment”. Although, oddly enough, despite the years of training and expertise of a chiropractor, for some reason (beyond logical belief) skeptics proclaim that a spinal “adjustment” is safer when an osteopath does the procedure then the chiropractor; especially when referring to the neck. In other words, chiropractic = quackery; whereas, osteopath = safe.
Let me ask the obvious question here. If it is quackery and unsafe, wouldn’t that exact procedure still be quackery no matter who delivers the adjustment? Moreover; don’t osteopaths receive substantially less training in adjusting or manipulation techniques than chiropractors?
Who would you trust?
Aren’t you glad people are finally waking up and realizing the truth?
As we struggle with swollen joints, fatigue, doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and trying to process more information than we ever wanted about Rheumatoid Arthritis, it’s nearly impossible to believe that we can be well and healthy again in less than a week.
But it is true.
There is a huge amount of scientific evidence going back decades, as well as innumerable personal stories indicating that Rheumatoid Arthritis is linked directly to foods that our immune systems have come to believe are toxins.
Alas! Although dietary changes will eliminate all symptoms of RA, there is no magic bullet. Each person has to discover his or her own foods to avoid.
Every person’s life experiences and resulting physiology are individually unique, as are the dietary triggers for inflammation, which is what causes the pain, joint swelling and destruction of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is also the underlying condition in many other disorders. Our immune systems are, for reasons yet unknown, miraculously exclusive to each of us and each person has to learn for him/her self what their own personal triggers are.
How to learn? That part is fairly simple.