A biased group exists behind the 2011 Institute of Medicine study has concluded that the evidence linking vaccines with autism is “inadequate” to prove or disprove a connection. Based on this study, the CDC proclaims on its website that “vaccines do not cause autism,” despite the fact that many other researchers feel very strongly against otherwise. If you read the 700+ page report, you will find that the researchers behind this study ignored existing research showing a correlation between vaccines and inflammation of the brain causing cognitive impairment (mental retardation), autism, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Most of the vaccines administered today contain aluminum and mercury as adjuvants. Aluminum and mercury are known neurotoxins even in small amounts. Infants and toddlers are receiving 50 times the safe amount of aluminum as determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The truth is, there are no “safe” amounts of these! Aluminum travels to the brain and impairs both the glial cells and neurons and predispose to inflammation of the brain, neurological problems (mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis) and immunological disorders. Aluminum has also been linked with the impairment of metabolic and cellular processes within the nervous system. Other side effects of vaccines include swelling and redness at the injection site, collapse, weakness, paralysis, shock, high fever and social withdrawal. Giving children vaccines with any amount of aluminum and mercury is playing roulette with their futures, and the fact that the CDC is denying and covering up vaccine dangers is criminal. It’s time to call out the CDC for its fraudulent and misleading policies and hold their policy makers who hide behind their positions in government personally responsible for the harm they cause the public. Meanwhile, adults in general and parents in particular must continue to be vigilant and discerning about medical interventions for themselves and their children.
I think the four months were to teach me a life lesson. I thought it was about saving a young dog with seizures and the family, but it wasn't. The intense stress and sleepless nights during September and October so weakened my immune system that I literally crashed the beginning of November. During that time, I got 6 new clients. Two of them were very draining, difficult people who sucked the life out of me. Isn't it interesting how the predator comes when you are weak. Not just the wee-beast (Enterovirus D68) I got, but people too.
I know when I am just the right person to help someone. People need a coach because they are stuck in the problem and can't see solutions. I see things they don't see. Things that are hindering their efforts. But when they have their own ideas about how I should work with them, we are not in alignment. I know what I share is what works. When they don't value the value I give, I must unburden myself so I can best serve my other clients. That's very stressful for me.
I've heard it takes 6 nights of quality sleep to make up for one night of no sleep. I have lived that out and I can tell you it's true! I'd been working 12 hours a day, seven days a week for months and was on top of my game. Then exhausting myself 24/7 those last 8 weeks knocked me on my butt for 7 weeks. I lived out how killing the pathogen doesn't work until your immune system is strong enough to route it out and restore homeostasis. Immunity is key! Yesterday was the first day I felt lighter, more energetic, a positive mindset, my sense of humor returned, and I was effortlessly self motivated again.
In my down time I watched holiday movies telling different versions of the same story about a workaholic, usually an executive working their way up the corporate ladder, who needs to experience some life changing event to see how off balance their life is. Had I become that person? In a way, yes.
I love what I do so much that I could do it all the time, but I must not work 7 days a week. Serving people is very draining. Not taking a break during the weekend causes me to be off balance, which makes me sick and depressed. It burns me out so I am drained and stop enjoying my work. I have to take care of myself so I can serve others from the overflow, not from an empty vessel.
Today, though I am still coughing and not 100% yet, I know healing happens when the life lesson is learned and the mind makes a shift. I am visualizing the life I want and creating my business to comply (not compete) with that. I am setting my intention this morning and building balance into my schedule.
One sign my health is returning is my passion and purpose are motivating me again. However, I now know the consequence of not taking time off is that it makes me less effective. I need to ferociously protect my "off" time. Every morning I will step into the schedule and organization that best serves me and those I serve. I visualize it a lock in on the feeling of accomplishing it. I must be in vibrational alignment with everything I want to experience. Nothing and no-one else will be drawn to me.
I visualize who I want to serve and attract purpose driven clients, not bargain hunters. As I evolve others lives, I evolve too. As I grow, my business grows. How do I want my clients to be with me? I want the way I show up and feel to be a welcome place for clients. No more anxiety about opening my emails. It's an opportunity to give my gift. I reply knowing someone is on the other side who needs the unique and highly specialized service I offer.
Value myself first. My service is not a commodity or purchase. I offer my experience, knowledge, support, encouragement, intellectual property, guidance, skills, tools, and the opportunity for a life-restored. I value others and what I can do for them, and they will value my offering. I give clients value and they give me value in return. They think, "If this is what she gives for free, what she charges for must be so amazing. I've got to work with her." It's a win - win for both. This is the vision I have.
I looked up the ingredients in this popular air freshener spray and what I found was not surprising, because my body told me on more than one occasion, "This is very bad for me."
The ingredients in Fabreeze, as provided on their website, include: Cyclodextrin, Dimethizone, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzisothiazone, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Diethylene Glycol, and Polyamine Polymer.
I researched these ingredients, and this is what I found.
Cyclodextrin increases permeability through mucous membranes and as a result, increases the bioavailability of other ingredients into tissues.
Dimethizone is a silicon-based polymer that creates a plastic-like barrier in tissues that traps bacteria and impurities. It is in cosmetics, which accumulates just under the skin and causes damage, but airborne I hate to think of what it does in the lungs.
Sodium Hydroxide is a corrosive acid that decomposes proteins and lipids (fats) in living tissue, causing chemical burns. Again, in the lungs this is a problem.
Benzisothiazone is toxic. It irritates skin, eyes and lungs. It is linked to systemic contact dermatitis via airborne contact. There are no safe levels.
Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride has been found to cause infertility and birth defects.
Diethylene Glycol is not allowed in food and drugs due to its toxic effects. It has been used as a counterfeit ingredient for glycine (glycerol) or propylene glycol in cheap products, has caused mass poisonings and many deaths in different countries around the world. Symptoms of poisoning begin with gastrointestinal symptoms, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and neurological sumptoms; including central nervous system depression and mild hypertension. Then, metabolic acidosis resulting in kidney failure. Also, hypertension, tachycardia, cardiac dysrhythmia, pancreatitis, hyperkalcemia and mild hypoatremia. Finally, lethargy, facial paralysis, dyspnoea, dilated/nonreactive pupils, quadriplegia and coma leading to death within 10 days of consumption. Perhaps you aren't drinking it, but it is absorbed into the blood stream from the mucous lining of the lungs as lower concentrations. Consider that perhaps your milder symptoms could be caused by chronic, low level exposure to this avoidable toxin, which is being made more bioavailable due to the first ingredient listed.
PopularitySince the invention of the first electric tattoo machine in the late 1800’s, tattooing has steadily increased in popularity, but in the 1960’s tattoo became a mark of fashion, rather than that of the rebel in the 1950’s. Roughly 36% of those born in the mid-1960’s to mid-1980’s have one tattoo, according to a recent Harris poll. Tattoos are more popular than ever. Today, almost half of people between the age of 18 and 35 have tattoos. The number of Americans who have at least one tattoo has jumped 50% in the past four years. I have no tattoos.
Out of concern for people, and the clients I serve in my private practice, I began to investigate this topic myself and write about the health issues they might encounter as a result of having a tattoo. There are a list of unexpected and sometimes shocking concerns that everyone should know.
The tattooing processA tattoo is a permanent mark or design made on your skin with pigments inserted through a hand-held machine that acts much like a sewing machine, with one or more needles piercing the skin repeatedly. With every puncture, the needles insert tiny ink droplets and cause a small amount of bleeding. The process is done without anesthetics, so the experience can feel like a pin scratch or like being carved by nails.
OversightThe actual practice of tattooing is regulated by local jurisdictions, such as cities and counties, in order to limit infection and disease transmission risk. The regulation requirements and licensing standards vary from state to state. That means there is no “standardized certification” for those doing the tattooing and no overall governing body supervising the health and safety of tattoo parlors. Although tattoo artists and parlors are regulated, there are those who are not.
While the Food and Drug Administration “is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation”, tattoo inks are not very closely regulated in the FDA. Published research has reported that some tattoo inks contain pigments used in printer toner and in car paint. The FDA has not approved any pigments for injection into the skin for cosmetic purposes. Some medical practitioners have recommended greater regulation of pigments used in tattoo inks because the wide range of pigments currently used in tattoo inks may create unforeseen health problems.
Few people know what is in the tattoo ink itself
Tattooing ink contains toxic chemicals, including phthalates, heavy metals (lead, cadmium, chromium, nickel and titanium that trigger allergies or diseases), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (from products of combustion or soot, and have been linked to skin cancer in shale oil workers), which are carcinogenic and endocrine system disruptors. Some pigments are industrial grade colors, which are suitable for printers’ ink or automotive paint. Some studies in Europe suggest that black ink often contains carbon-based pigments, whereas red dyes may contain “azo-based hues,” which contain nitrogen compounds.
Red colors have been found to contain mercury, while greens and blues have been found to contain cobalt. Barium, copper, mercury and other unsafe components in tattoo inks. Their research also found a disheartening mismatch between the listed ink container contents and its actual chemical composition found on testing.
Mercury is one of the most toxic metals, even more so than lead. It is used in many products other than dental fillings, like fabric softeners, cosmetics, laxatives containing calomel, some hemorrhoid suppository preparations and other medications, polishes, wood preservatives, latex, solvents, plastics, ink used by printers and tattooers, and some paints. Mercury in dental fillings leaches out while chewing and is absorbed into the bloodstream on a continual basis. There is no barrier to prevent mercury from reaching the brain cells, where it can do serious neurological damage. Mercury is a cumulative poison that is retained in the pain center of the brain and the central nervous system. My symptoms of mercury poisoning included insomnia, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, depression, memory loss, irritability, a metallic taste in my mouth, loose teeth, dermatitis, and hair loss. High levels of mercury have been linked to Systemic Candidiasis, which I also had. Experts believe ink nanoparticles could enter the bloodstream and accumulate in the spleen and kidneys, harming the body's ability to filter impurities. Studies have found that some ink used in the UK contains known carcinogens and scientists want more regulation of the dyes used by the industry.
Some early research hints that these inks can cause different types of reactions. One chemical commonly used to make black tattoo ink called benzo(a)pyrene is known to be a potent carcinogen that causes skin cancer in animal tests. Melanomas and malignant tumors have been found in tattoos. The Food and Drug Administration has become more involved with tattoo inks, stating “Many pigments used in tattoo inks are industrial-grade colors suitable for printers’ ink or automobile paint.” Like the studies started overseas, the agency is now examining the chemical composition of inks and pigments and how they break down in the body, as well as their short and long term safety. Also, when tattoo inks break down in the body, they migrate to lymph nodes.
Lymph nodes are responsible for filtering out disease-causing organisms. Dibutyl phthalate, a common plasticizer found in black tattoo inks, mimics estrogen and disrupts testosterone. Exposure of fetuses and infants is a major concern. Prenatal exposure to dibutyl phthalate has been linked to feminization of the reproductive tract in infant boys. In men, it has been linked to sperm defects and altered thyroid hormones. Some pigment migrates from a tattoo site to lymph nodes, where large particles may accumulate. When larger particles accumulate in the lymph nodes, inflammation may occur. Smaller particles, such as those created by laser tattoo treatments, are small enough to be carried away by the lymphatic system and not accumulate. Lymph nodes may become discolored and inflamed with the presence of tattoo pigments, but discoloration and inflammation are also visual indicators of melanoma; consequently, diagnosing melanoma in a patient with tattoos is made difficult, and special precautions must be taken to avoid misdiagnoses. Pathologists, meanwhile, are reporting tattoo ink in surgical biopsy specimens of lymph nodes. For instance, a 2015 report in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology detailed the case of a young woman with cervical cancer which doctors believed had spread to her lymph nodes. After surgery to remove the nodes, they discovered that what appeared to be malignant cells in a scan was actually tattoo ink. A similar misdiagnosis occurred in another patient with melanoma.
Most of the long term health effects happen in skin regions injected with black and red ink, which are the most commonly used colors.
Carcinogens were identified in 83 percent of black inks – by far the most popular color for tattoos.
Approximately 44% of long term reactions happen after red ink was used in a tattoo.
Tattoo dyes — especially red, green, yellow and blue dyes — can cause allergic skin reactions, such as an itchy rash at the tattoo site. This can occur even years after you get the tattoo.
Azo-type pigments used in tattoos tend to cleave through enzymatic catalysis of redox reactions, resulting in highly electrophilic aromatic amine by-products capable of forming chemical bonds by the sharing of electrons between atoms binding with DNA. Naphthol and Azos break down in sunlight exposure into toxic and/or carcinogenic aromatic amines. As with heavy metals, these by-products of the pigments’ decomposition accumulate in the lymphatic system. Plastic-based inks (e.g., glow-in-the-dark ink) are known to lead to polymerisation under the skin, where the tattoo pigment particles converge into one solid plastic piece under the skin.
Ramifications for healthResearch has linked tattoos with different health issues from the ink itself including, infections, toxic effects, scarring, burns, chronic irritations and much more.
A skin infection is possible after tattooing. Many of the skin problems are suspected to be caused by underground "scratcher" tattoo artists working without licenses. There are two trades: scratchers and the legitimate trade, however the same ink is used by both and the health problems associated with the ink is my main focus.
Tattoos breach the skin, which means that short term complications can include delayed healing, pain, itching, redness, swelling, and infection within weeks of getting tattooed. You can get serious infections from unhygienic practices and equipment that isn’t sterile. Using non-sterile water to dilute the pigments (ingredients that add color) is a common culprit, although not the only one. For many people, the complications linger for years after the tattoo was inked.
The most common infections associated with tattooing involve staphylococcus aureus or pseudomonas bacteria arising from poor skin preparation or equipment sterilization. More aggressive infections may cause high fever, shaking, chills, and sweats. A doctor treating such infections might prescribe a variety of antibiotics—possibly for months—or even hospitalization and/or surgery. “Staph” skin infections can become serious and even life-threatening, as antibiotic-resistant strains become more prevalent. The other unexpected consequence is antibiotics cause Systemic Candidiasis and Leaky Gut to develop, or if you already have this, it will progress to the next stage.
Other skin problems include: Cement dermatitis, collagen deposits, discoid lupus erythematosus, eczematous eruptions, hyperkeratosis and parakeratosis, and keloids. The most common dermal reactions to tattoo pigments are granulomas and various lichenoid diseases. Granulomas are small knots or bumps that form around material the body perceives as foreign. Keloids are scars that grow beyond normal boundaries or raised areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue. Hypersensitive reactions to tattoos are known to lay latent for significant periods of time before exhibiting symptoms. Delayed abrupt chronic reactions, such as eczematous dermatitis, are known to manifest themselves from months to as many as twenty years after the patient received his or her most recent tattoo.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also seeing reports of people developing infections from ink that was contaminated with bacteria or mold, as well as adverse reactions to the inks themselves. Although research is ongoing at FDA and elsewhere, there are still a lot of questions about the long-term effects of the pigments, other ingredients, and possible contaminants in tattoo inks. The FDA has received reports of bad reactions to tattoo inks right after tattooing and even years later. There’s no sure-fire way to tell if the ink is safe. An ink can be contaminated even if the container is sealed or the label says the product is sterile. Two years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation after research found inks contained potentially dangerous substances including metals and hyrocarbons that are known carcinogens.
Inks and kits sold as “do-it-yourself” to consumers have been associated with infections and allergic reactions. They've been linked with infections and allergic reactions because users may not know how to control and avoid all sources of contamination. Avoid do-it-yourself tattoo inks and kits.
Maurie Luetkemeier, a professor of physiology at Alma College in Michigan, found that tattoos may interfere with the way your skin sweats. Compared to non-tattooed skin, inked skin excretes about 50% less sweat, and the sodium in sweat is more concentrated when released from tattooed skin. When your glands produce sweat, the skin tends to reabsorb sodium and other electrolytes from that perspiration before it breaks free, but his findings indicate that tattoos may partially block this reabsorption. Also, if you have extensive coverage—especially on your back, arms or other areas densely populated by sweat glands—tattoos could interfere with the skin’s ability to cool your body and hold onto important nutrients. Exposure to high heat and a heavy workload could cause your body to have a difficult time regulating body temperature.
A rash may also mean you’re having an allergic reaction to the ink, or ingredients You also might become allergic to other products, such as hair dyes, if your tattoo contains p-phenylenediamene (PPD). And because the inks are permanent, the reaction may persist.
Blood-borne diseases. If the equipment used to create your tattoo is contaminated with infected blood, you can contract various blood-borne diseases — including tetanus, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Hepatitis, which is 10 times more infectious than HIV, can be transmitted through needles used by tattoo artists. It is the reason the American Red Cross restricts blood donations from individuals with newer tattoos done outside of regulated tattoo facilities. A study from Tulane University added credence to these blood donation restrictions by showing that 17 percent of all participants had at least one tattoo done somewhere other than a tattoo parlor, and 21 percent admitted to being intoxicated while receiving at least one of their tattoos. We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo."
Occasionally, when a blood vessel is punctured during the tattooing procedure a hematoma (bruise) may appear. Bruises generally heal within one week. Bruises can appear as halos around a tattoo, or, if blood pools, as one larger bruise. This bluish or dark blurry halo that surrounds a tattoo can also be attributed to ink diffusion or 'blow-out'. Commonly mistaken for a hematoma, this discoloration occurs when tattoo pigments spread out into the subcutaneous tissue beneath the dermal skin layer, and may be caused by ink being deposited too deep in the skin.
About 10 percent of the people said they’d had some complications. For some, these complications were short-lived, such as bacterial infection right after the tattoo was inked, or temporary swelling and itching.
MRI complications. Let your health care professional know that you have a tattoo before an MRI is ordered. Tattoos may cause swelling or burning in the affected areas during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. Black ink commonly contains iron oxide. The MRI scanner causes the iron to heat up either by inducing an electric current or hysteresis. Non-ferrous pigments have also been known to cause burns during an MRI.
The health effects of tattoos are so bad they require removal using laser surgery and patients are given steroids to resolve the problems associated with removal. The consequence of steroids is they contribute to or advance Systemic Candidiasis.
I don’t think anyone gets a tattoo because they believe it’s totally safe. I think people get tattoos because it’s culturally a little bit rebellious, and I don’t think they are well educated about the risks. I’m not talking about risks like, it will turn out ugly or fade in the sun. I’m speaking in terms of long term or permanent health problems that are absolutely 100 percent likely to occur. Most people who get tattoos are willing to face some risk, because they already participate in other risky behaviors. Tattooing is considered a “risky behavior”.
RegretsAccording to the 2016 Harris Poll, of about 1 in 4 people have tattoo regret. When asked, many said the primary reason they regret having gotten a tattoo is they were too young to make a decision that permanent, and at the time put little or no research into the decision. The second most common reason, which coincides with the first, is the tattoo “no longer fit their lifestyle or interests.” They may have the name of an old boyfriend or girlfriend permanently on their body. Whether a tattoo depicts a name, a person, a place or a thing, tattoos take on different meanings, depending on the interpreter, their relative history and knowledge. Their perception changes through time and experience, and tattoos are always in a state of gradual transition.
During job interviews with hiring managers tattoos can actually hurt job prospects. 86 percent of college students discover that having a visible tattoo is a detriment to their future employment. With such a large number young people considering tattoos, informing them of the health and social risks could help them avoid tattoos they may regret later. As the prestige of the profession or job position rises, older coworkers are less tolerant of visible tattoos. The acceptance doctors, primary school teachers and presidential candidates decreases significantly among the vast majority of people age 51 and above.
Understandably, people who have many friends and family members with tattoos are generally more accepted regarding their tattoo, and tend to suffer less tattoo regret, but those who interact with individuals without tattoos, like in the workplace or institutions of higher learning, experience more social stigma, and are more likely to suffer regret and consider tattoo removal.
Getting a tattoo is a body-changing decision, which is akin to a life-changing decision, which is really no different from young people getting married, which has a 32 percent regret rate or choosing the wrong college major, which has a 37 percent change rate. For many, making a major decision when young is rife with regret. The difference with tattoos is having to face that regret every time you look in the mirror or social experiences on a daily basis.
RemovalYou might think that if you tire of your tattoo, you can just get it taken off, but the process of tattoo removal is actually expensive, time consuming, and painful. Tattoos covering extensive areas of the body are simply too large to tackle in one session, and could take years to remove. Depending on the size of the tattoo and other factors, you may need to undergo anywhere from five to 20 sessions for a satisfactory removal -- and each session costs hundreds of dollars. Darker pigmented people tend to have less success with certain lasers and require more sessions to avoid skin damage.
As the number of people who have tattoos grows, the need for laser surgery tattoo removal services have rapidly grown across the nation into a multi-million dollar business, with additional potential for growth as the younger, highly tattooed, generation ages.
The process of tattoo removal involves a laser that targets the pigment and dissolves it so the body can absorb it. Because the laser shatters the pigment particles under the skin for removal by the body, the issues with infections, scarring and the ink spreading become a concern again. Their have been case reports of tattoo removal that have caused potentially deadly allergic reaction (anaphylactic reactions), which involves the closing of the throat and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. Other complications include hypopigmentation (white spots where the tattoo used to be) and fibrosis (thickening of the skin in the tattoo site). We don’t know the short or long term consequences of how pigments break down after laser treatment. However, we do know some tattoo removal procedures may leave permanent scarring. You can lighten them, but complete removal is a challenge. You have to accept the fact that the skin will never look the same.
The tattoo artist usually uses an electric machine with disposable needles that injects colored inks into the lower layer of the skin, the dermis. The upper layer, or epidermis, does not retain the color but rather sheds it as the skin is renewed as following an injury, which is why the ink is deposited into the lower layer of the skin where it will stay permanently, which is why it is so difficult to remove a tattoo. Some tattoos can never be removed completely because the ink has been placed too deep in the skin and the laser treatment can't reach it.
Current lasers still have limitations in the colors they can erase with added difficulty stemming from more vibrant tattoo colors.
Black is the easiest shade to remove, while green, blue, yellow and purple can be the most stubborn. Older tattoos will fade more easily than newer ones. And the darker your skin pigment, the more difficult it will be to erase your ink. Where the art is on your body can also affect removal: The further away the tattoo is from your heart, the harder it is to treat.
Because of the risks (burns and scarring) involved and the skill required, you should see a dermatologist or other medical professional to have the work done. Laser complications include pain, blistering, scarring and, in some cases, a darkening of the tattoo ink can occur, according to dermatologists. Dermatologists have observed severe medical complications from tattoo pigments in the body, and have noted that people acquiring tattoos rarely assess health risks prior to receiving their tattoos. Over the years, the FDA has received hundreds of adverse event reports involving tattoos.
Physical consequences for othersBeyond the well-known risks for the individual with the tattoo, people should also recognize the chance that what they do to and put into their body will cause physical consequences for others.
In 2005, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a ground-breaking report called “Ten Americans”. It tested for 500 toxic chemicals to determine the toxic chemical burden of ten Americans. They found 300 toxic industrial chemicals in their blood, but what was so interesting is these exposures did not come from
• the air they breathed, even though there was mercury found in their blood, which is often found in air pollution.
• the water they drank, even though there were additives found in their blood, like perchlorate, which is a rocket fuel component.
• the personal care products that they used, even though there were chemicals like parabens and phthalates found in their blood.
These ten Americans were newborn babies. This proves that toxic pollution does cross the umbilical cord and placenta, causing a toxic burden in the blood of unborn babies. What you expose your body to before and when you are pregnant - ends up in your baby!
I ask every expectant mother or woman planning to get pregnant, to take a serious look at what she eats, drinks, the synthetics in the clothing she wears, the products she uses on her skin and hair (cosmetics, deodorant, perfume, dyes, permanents, lotions, soaps, shampoo, tattoos even), medications, habits, what chemicals are used to clean her clothes (detergents, fabric softeners, dry cleaning, spot removers), what chemicals she uses to clean her home (bleach, oven cleaner, air fresheners) and the environment they are exposed to (tobacco smoke, exhaust, fuels, etc). It’s time that we as women and the caregivers of our families, commit to being focused on those things that really matter; being a nurturer and focusing on our home and family.
We need to think about how what we do each day really does affect our health and the health of the next generation in some very serious and long lasting ways, and on so many levels. We need to operate on the “precautionary principle”, which is basically the same as the “Better safe than sorry” approach.
Our Bodies Are God’s TempleAs a Christian, I studied my bible and read it daily. I’d choose a topic and learn all I could about what God says about that one thing. I wanted to understand what God expected of me as a person, woman, wife, mother and friend. I also wanted to know what He had to say about food and the body, because my perception of food and my body had been warped. It is no secret that our culture is obsessed with physical appearance. Many Christians focus on spiritual growth and maturity, but rarely give any thought to their bodies because, after all, we will get a new body in heaven - right. I did think of my body as the “temple of the Holy Spirit” and so I didn’t put drugs or alcohol in it, and I didn’t smoke. I didn’t tattoo it either, because I equate that to graffiti on the walls of the Holy of Holies in the old testament temple.
Your body is meant to be the temple of God. This may be a touchy subject, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share this thought with you. What would God think of someone who sprayed graffiti on the walls of the Holy of Holies in His temple in Jerusalem? That’s exactly how He feels about your body! Some people think, “My body is mine to do with as I please”. But Gods perspective is very different.
God created the body, so it belongs to Him. It also belongs to God, because He sent Jesus to redeem it (body, mind and spirit). Value is all about perception. Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. You and I are very expensive, because Jesus paid the highest price (His life) to redeem us (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). If you want to know how valuable you are to God, just look at the cross. If I am worth dying for, than I am worth caring for. God cares for me, so I need to care for myself. That way, I can have the energy and clear mind to serve God and others. My body is on loan, like a tool, to use while I am here on earth. He expects me to care for it and use it to do His work. Think of your body as one of the “talents” (Matthew 25:15-28) He has given you and one day He will expect an account for how you used it. This life is preparation for the next life. If I can’t be trusted to manage earthly possessions; time, money, talents, opportunities, mental and physical abilities - how can God trust me with heavenly riches. I can’t expect God to bless me with heavenly riches, if I don’t manage my earthly responsibilities well. God is watching all of us, to see how well we manage what He has given us. Do we make the most of what we receive or do we squander it?
Ozone therapy is an alternative form of treatment that is rapidly gaining popularity in the US. The claims made about ozone therapy is that it can boost the immune system, heal infections because it kills bacteria, decrease the damage caused by aging, restore balance in the body, heal everything from heart disease to AIDS and kill cancer cells. There are claims that treatments can be performed at home with an ozone generator.
There are many differences between ozone and oxygen found in the air we inhale at ground level. Ozone is a more potent form of oxygen. Regular oxygen molecules contain only 2 atoms, while ozone molecules contain 3 atoms. This may not seem like much of a difference, and people think "since they are similar, their benefits should be similar". That is a dangerous assumption.
The practice of ozone therapy is based on the idea that increasing the amount of ozone in the blood or the level of oxygen in the body can only be beneficial and helpful to restore health.
• Since oxygen is vital for our survival, why wouldn’t a more concentrated form of the gas only benefit us?
• Ozone is created by the interaction between UV rays and oxygen in the stratosphere, about 6 miles above the earth, and protects us from UV radiation, so why wouldn’t it protect us from UV damage? We’ve come to assume that ozone automatically means protection, even though at ground level it is a pollutant.
• Ozone is naturally produced in the human body by white blood cells and believed to help in the removal of foreign bodies, so it’s easy to think of it as completely safe.
There is a very delicate balance that must be maintained in the body and changing it may cause more damage than improvement.
Even though oxygen is essential for life, it is also dangerous to organic compounds. Oxygen causes oxidation, which has damaging effects on cells. Ozone does the same thing, but on a much larger scale.
• IV Hydrogen peroxide - The most important physiologic or “natural” substance causing oxidation in the human body is hydrogen peroxide. Although it is naturally made in the body, hydrogen peroxide is considered a drug when used in Bio-Oxidative Therapy.
IV Hydrogen peroxide is administered as a very weak concentration of medical grade peroxide added to a normal saline solution. The hydrogen peroxide is then slowly infused into a vein in the arm. It is painless except for a very small needle prick. Treatments are given daily for acute illnesses such as the flu, or weekly for all other chronic medical conditions.
IV Oxidation is catabolic and does the following:
• It stimulates white blood cell production. Oxygen stimulates cell receptor sites in white blood cells, so that it can play a key role in stimulating the immune system.
• It stimulates lymphokines and cytokines from lymphocytes and monocytes as well as Tumor Necrosing Factor, Interferon and Interleukin production, all of which are the body’s natural chemical defenses to infectious microbes and carcinogens.
• It kills bacteria, virus and fungi. Oxygen also kills Candida yeast. Fungus and viruses also can’t function well in a highly oxygenated environment.
• It increases oxygen delivery to the cells of the body.
• It increases the production of interferon, interleukin-2 and tumor necrosis factor which help fight infection, prevent the growth of cancer and kill cancer cells. Human cells require oxygen for respiration, while cancer cells get their oxygen from fermentation, which requires no oxygen. That’s why oxygen kills cancer, by suffocating it.
• It enables the red blood cells to flow through clogged blood vessels.
• It helps anti-oxidants to rid the body of too many free radicals.
• It helps the body degrade toxic chemicals.
• It helps the Kreb’s cycle (citric acid cycle) function at its optimum which creates energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat metabolism. [Kreb’s cycle is the sequence of reactions by which most living cells generate energy during the process of aerobic respiration. It takes place in the mitochondria, consuming oxygen, producing carbon dioxide and water as waste products, and converting ADP to energy-rich ATP.]
• It produces a general wellness in sick patients by increasing the oxygen tension in the body tissues.
Major Auto Hemotherapy (MAH)- MAH is a treatment that involves temporarily removing between 100-250 mililiters of blood from the patient, infusing it with medical grade ozone, and then slowly reintroducing the highly oxygenated blood back in. One thing you will notice is that the blood turns bright red once the ozone is added. This is oxygenation working before our eyes! The patient will most likely feel an immediate boost in vitality after the treatment, which can take between 1-2 hours.
Activated oxygen, as found in peroxide (H202) and ozone (03) are ‘oxidant', the opposite of anti-oxidant. Oxidation is a form of corrosion.
Ozone gas is so corrosive that it can be used instead of chlorine in swimming pools, making it a healthier alternative because it doesn’t stay in the water, and many water purification stations use it to purify water because it immediately decomposes into O2, which of course is safe to inhale and drink. It can also be a safe way to decontaminate foods, like produce. However, putting ozone into the body by inserting it into an orifice (rectal and vaginal insufflation, auricular insufflation, autohemotherapy) or applied on skin (sauna, body suits) is an entirely different matter.
• The deterioration of ozone into O2 can cause damage, especially if inserted directly in the body or inhaled.
• Humans aren’t able to breathe it without causing lung damage. I can testify to this fact, because I used to sleep with an ozone generator running and pumping the gas in my closed bedroom all night long and developed lung damage and breathing problems as a direct result, in addition to dizziness, weakness, eye and airway irritation and other unpleasant symptoms. Ozone has a very unpleasant smell. I stopped and my lungs did eventually heal, but the machine came with no instructions about its use except those that pertained to the operation of the machine and its warranty. I didn’t know ozone therapy doesn’t involve inhaling the gas and ozone should not be used directly from the generator. The gas should never be allowed to accumulate in a room, not even in small concentrations, which caused me to ask myself how helpful can it really be?
• What’s also frightening is ozone can cause these symptoms through skin exposure alone. This begs the question, what are the real effects of rectal and vaginal insufflations, or even worse, auto hemotherapy (in the bloodstream). Ozone irritates the skin, so should it be introduced into the blood stream where oxidation damages arterial walls, including inside the heart, and can become a cause of heart and circulatory related diseases? (Activated oxygen in the bloodstream is said to cause lipid peroxidation, which is assumed to help in the reduction of serum cholesterol and triglycerides, so it is speculated to be helpful for cardiovascular disease.)
• I also put ozone up my butt, once, using a tube. Introducing toxic gas into your rectum without being well informed could have dire consequences and should not be done, ever. The pressure alone can be very damaging, especially for someone who is in a delicate condition. That was extremely painful! Thankfully, ozone does have a short life span and converts into O2, or it probably would have killed me. I learned later that it must be stored in a bag and then inserted or applied to the body. If I could have used it wrong, I probably did.
When you are sick and desperate you are in stress physiology, which is right brain survival mode thinking. Logic and wisdom do not reside in the emotional center of the brain, so you can’t make good decisions and you will try just about anything.
Oxygen and Ozone kills bacteria and viruses, making it a useful disinfectant, but it is highly corrosive, especially affecting larger organisms. After all, since it kills microorganisms, it should prevent disease, heal infections or cure diseases, right? When used topically on psoriasis, athletes feet, cuts and such, it does disinfect and help to prevent infection. However, based on my extensive personal experience and my research, I say, “It cannot cure yeast infections or diseases. You may temporarily interrupt a vaginal yeast infection, but it will return within 5 days, and then what? The yeast infection is systemic and deeper in the body than you can reach with ozone therapy or any other means. Ozone gas kills all bacteria, so it has the same effects as antibiotics, which also means killing the helpful strains of bacteria and yeasts, forever altering the gut micro biome. This affects immunity and digestion. Disease ensues because the immune system is weak, so if ozone causes the immune system to suffer, how can a claim be made to the contrary?
Uses of Bio-oxidative therapies: [Almost all of these conditions are symptoms of or in some way connected to Systemic Candidiasis. You have to get Systemic Candida yeast overgrowth before you can get sick!]
Cardiovascular Disease: Irregular heartbeat, angina, stroke, memory issues, Raynaud’s and other circulatory imbalances, gangrene, vascular and tension headaches
Infectious Diseases: Acute and chronic viral, fungal and bacterial infections, Epstein Barr Virus, herpes simplex and zoster, hepatitis, HIV, candida infection, EBV, CMV, parasitic infections. [I received one IV oxidation treatment a minimum of once every month, for a total of 1068 treatments) to keep me alive with Final stage Systemic Candidiasis - for 20 years. The IV’s destroyed my veins, like putting a rubber band in the freezer for 20 years. When my veins couldn’t tolerate the treatments or being stuck anymore, my naturopathic physician literally sent me home to die. It has been more than 4 years since my last IV treatment and my veins are healed. I developed the strategy to eliminate fungal dysbiosis and restore my health. Now that I am well, I can say that IV oxidation has limitations; it can only reach where the blood goes, so it can’t reach the surface of mucous membranes or the inner skin, the intestines or brain. I still had head to toe Candida after 1068 treatments.]
Pulmonary diseases: Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, mycoplasma pneumonia, COPD. [My grandmother had emphysema. We discovered her lungs couldn’t do a gas exchange when after one IV oxidation treatment the felt amazing for 24 hours. Her body used the oxygen and produced C02, which her lungs could not exhale. C02 built up in her blood and she ended up in the hospital.]
Immune Illnesses: Diabetes, hypersensitivity reactions, MS, arthritis.
Other illnesses: Alzheimer’s, Cancers (especially blood/lymph cancers), chronic pain, migraines, Lyme’s disease, Bell’s palsy, arthritis, colitis, chronic wounds, peripheral nerve regeneration.
The effectiveness of ozone as an alternative therapy has not been proven, but we do have proof that ozone is dangerous. Ozone therapy has caused disease and even death on a few occasions. Ozone benefit claims are based on virtually nothing. Proponents mention various studies, but none of them are actually conclusive. It works fine to sterilize burns and wounds by killing bacteria and allowing the tissue to heal, but that’s about it. There is no evidence to support the theory or assumption that increasing the amount of oxygen through ozone has any positive effects on the body, but its dangers are very well known. I don’t recommend it for anybody. Ozone therapy will only worsen a disease and the risks outnumber any potential benefits, which are not worth it. No-one should risk their health by doing this.
Deep breathing, using the bottom of your lungs to full capacity and surrounding yourself with clean air 24/7 is more important and beneficial than any ‘treatment’. Making sure your air, food and water is the highest quality is an absolute priority. Everything else will take care of itself.
I use 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) externally for cuts, psoriasis, athletes feet, ear infection treatment and prevention and as a vaginal douche for yeast infection.
To make a 3% FG H202 solution: Please check my math and make sure it is correct.
One ounce = 456 drops. 456 drops x .03 = 13.68 drops. I would round it down. So, 1 (one) ounce of water + 13 drops of 35% H202 should make a 2.69% solution. 35 ÷ 13 = 2.69
I have added it to natural (well) water (not distilled, tap, reverse osmosis or deionized) to drink on an empty stomach, but it is not an ongoing practice.
This is a very good video explaining the different types of hydrogen peroxide and how to use it, except I don't appreciate his language near the end and I do not recommend drinking distilled water for any reason.
I purchase my Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide from here.
Humans are dependent on an external source of magnetism.This was proven in the 1960's when astronauts required the use of magnets to replace the magnetic field of the Earth. Before the use of supplemental magnetism, space travelers experienced up to 80% loss of bone calcium.
Magnetic energy is measured in gauss; a unit of magnetic induction, equal to 1/10,000th of a tesla (a unit of magnetic flux density). It has been established that the magnetic field of the Earth, on which our bodies depend, has been decreasing. It has decreased from a level of over 4 gauss, 4,000 years ago, to less than 1/2 gauss today. People are currently healthier in parts of the earth where magnetic fields are stronger. Damaging force fields bombard us almost constantly as we go about our lives in this modern age. These force fields come from household electrical appliances, televisions, cell phones, computers, water beds and electric blankets, just to name a few. They are damaging because they disrupt the structure of our cells which puts extra stress on the body to restore them. Force fields from properly designed therapeutic magnets can assist the body in repairing this damage; thus reversing the effect of the damaging force fields.
Proper magnetic therapy has been proven to enhance the body's natural ability to be healthy and heal itself, not just mask symptoms as many other treatments do in our modern day world. When an injury occurs, the injured area registers magnetically positive (bio-south pole). After a few hours the site of the injury without any outside magnetic influence registers negative (bio-north pole). What this shows is that bio-north energy is present during healing while bio-south energy is present during, and is a sign of injury and disorder. On its own, the body treats injury and illness with magnetic energy, which it derives from within itself (Krebs Cycle) and from the Earth's magnetic field. The Krebs Cycle is the sequence of reactions by which most living cells generate energy during the process of aerobic respiration. It takes place in the mitochondria, consuming oxygen, producing carbon dioxide and water as waste products, and converting ADP to energy-rich ATP. Sleeping in this therapeutic force field coincides with the healing cycle of the body which is optimal at night. The extra energy provided by the mattress pad can assist the body to help heal injuries, pain and many other conditions.
Using the bio-north pole facing the body on a recent injury may immediately start the healing process before it has the opportunity to go through the hours of stress from the bio-south pole presence. It has been clinically established that north pole energy arrests protein activity, draws fluids, contracts, constricts blood vessels, increases alkalinity, acts to sedate or inhibit pain, decreases activity, increases potassium ions, decreases abnormal calcium ions and decreases hydrogen ion concentration. The north pole is the normalizing energy. It normalizes the alkaline state of the body but never produces an over alkalinized condition. It oxygenates the body but never produces oxidized free radicals. It has a normalizing effect no matter how long the exposure. [When we say, "bio-north pole," I am referring to a type of magnetic energy in a properly designed "bio" or life magnet and not the actual poles of the earth.]
North Pole Negative Polarity (-)
encourages restorative sleep
increases cellular oxygen
normalizes acid balance
encourages high acid levels
supports biological healing
reduces fluid retention
pulls fluids and gases
reduces fatty deposits
South Pole Positive Polarity (+)
accelerates micro-organism growth
can increase inflammation
decreases cellular oxygen
inhibits biological healing
pushes fluids and gases
encourages fatty deposits
These are clinical observations of Dr. William Philpott and others.
Magnetic research has revealed that the bio-north and south pole energies from a magnet have an opposite effect on your body and its cells. Doctors recommend that pain, inflammation, bruising, infection, and most other applications require the use of the bio-north pole. The south pole is not used in these cases because bacteria, viruses and cancer could be stimulated also.
Because each cell in your body carries electrical charges, the bio-north polarity magnets will influence the electrical charge of your cells to a negative (north pole) ionic charge. This is the state that your cells are in when they are properly oxygenated, pH balanced and healthy. A positively charged cell creates and requires low oxygen, over acidity and swelling or edema.
Sleeping in this therapeutic force field coincides with the healing cycle of the body which is optimal at night. The extra energy provided by the mattress pad can assist the body to help heal injuries, pain and many other conditions. As part of my strategy to optimum health I sleep on a magnetic mattress pad, which has helped to heal, restore, and revitalize my body while I sleep, when the body is in its natural state of healing and restoration.
In comparing magnetic productsYou may have seen or heard the word "gauss" used to show how powerful a product is. Lyon Legacy International does not directly use this misleading rating of gauss on their products as this value, when used by itself, only relates to the physical holding strength of a magnet and does not apply to the bio-availability of magnetism to your body. It is easy to see with a meter that a 1,000 "gauss" properly designed bio-magnet can be more beneficial to your body than a 2,000 "gauss" improperly designed magnet, although at first glance it may not seem this way. Magnetic energy decreases rapidly as you move away from a magnet. A magnet that has a surface gauss of 1,000 (which is a manufacturers' gauss rating of 4,000), may only produce 3 gauss, 5 inches away.
The best magnetic mattress pads are designed according to all the factors important in creating a properly designed magnetic health product, which include Energy (gauss), Polarity, Penetration, Spacing and Placement (number of magnets) and Frequency.
The direction of circles that the magnetic energy travels. Bio-north polarity is counter-clockwise and the bio-south polarity is clockwise. As a result, bio-south has a directly opposite effect of a bio-north magnet.
Measures speed in which the energy travels. Frequency must be in tune with the frequency of our bodies in order to provide benefits and be safe to the body. Magnets not specifically designed for therapeutic reasons may attract metal well, but may be ineffective or harmful to the body.
The distance traveled by the energy into the body. If the thickness and type of magnet does not allow it to travel into the body far enough, the magnet will provide poor results.
SPACING & PLACEMENT (NUMBER OF MAGNETS)
In products using more than one magnet, spacing is very critical. Bio-magnets spaced properly work together, rather than individually, and enhance each other's energy to form a complete circuit among themselves and ultimately throughout the body. Spacing is different for each type and size of magnet. Our competitors fail to take this into consideration. Lyon Legacy guarantees our products are properly designed.
Regardless of the shape of the magnet, there is an exact spacing that is required to create a complete magnetic circuit between the magnets and ultimately into your body. The magnetic lines of "flux" which emit from any magnet, come off of the magnet and "seek" the other side of the magnet. If the magnetic spacing is too far apart, the north and south poles will meet between each magnet. This results in a magnetic energy that is less than half as effective, and that also allows the south pole to wrap around and enter your body, which all research has proven can be harmful with continued exposure. In a mattress pad, if the magnets are properly spaced, the bio north (-) and south (+) poles will meet off of the edge of the mattress pad, which creates a 100% true north pole field of approximately 6 gauss to the center of your body.
The magnetic lines of "flux" which emit from any magnet, come off of the magnet and "seek" the other side of the magnet. If the magnetic spacing is incorrect, the north and south poles will meet between each magnet. This results in a magnetic energy that is less than half as effective, and that also allows the south pole to wrap around and enter your body, which all research has proven can be harmful with continued exposure.
When the magnets are properly spaced, the bio north (-) and south (+) poles will meet off of the edge of the mattress pad, as shown in the illustration below. This creates a 100% true north pole field of approximately 6 gauss to the center of your body. Residual magnetism (emitting from a magnetic field as opposed to the surface magnetic readings) should be between 4-6 gauss throughout your body for optimum health.
“Properly designed” mattress pads made with therapeutic magnets provide the restorative energy to ensure restful sleep. This indicates there are more than a few magnetic mattress pads on the market that are not properly designed and their use can cause harm to the body. Companies that sell alternating and bi-polar products with "patented" alternating patterns for pain relief, need to recommend that you wait several hours before treating to avoid increasing the bio-south presence in the area. I researched for a few years before I felt confident in choosing the best magnetic therapy product. I wanted to get it right the first time and not waste money on something that didn’t benefit, as in the past. I chose Lyon Legacy Magnetic Products, because they are truly the "Cadillac" of the industry. Lyon Legacy products have been designed according to all the factors important in creating a properly designed magnetic health product, which include Energy (gauss), Polarity, Penetration, Spacing and Placement (number of magnets) and Frequency. Magnetic polarity is guaranteed for life. Overall construction is warranted for a full five years but designed to last a lifetime.
Since the magnets are only beneficial where they come in contact with my body, I saw no point in paying for a larger pad that would cover my entire mattress. The crib size Lyon Legacy Bio-North Magnetic Mattress Pad and Pillow insert does everything I need without excess. Plus, I can put it in my office chair, the seat of my car or travel with it on a train or airplane. This was the most versatile and economical choice for me. The first night, and for the next week, I slept on the mattress pad and pillow insert, it's like I was ‘dead’. Then I changed the sheets and pillow case.
I did experience and learn about the negative effects of south pole magnetism on the body. I accidentally put the pillow insert south side up and slept with it like that for two nights before I realized the restlessness I experienced all night, terrible dreams and the way I felt bad the next day, like my brains were scrambled, was directly caused by having it upside-down under my head. The next time I changed my sheets, I did it again, but I caught it the next morning and turned the pad north side up. Since then, I make sure I get it correctly placed with the north side up and I have consistently enjoyed rejuvenating sleep and optimum energy during the day.
The Bio-North polarity of Lyon Legacy Magnets, provides "supplemental" magnetic energy, which every cell in our body is dependent upon this energy for survival and health. In fact, we can't live without it. [I am in no way affiliated with the company - Lyon Legacy. I simply research, test and pass what I learn to you, so you can benefit from my experience and knowledge, and avoid costly trial and error.]
It has come to my attention that when people don't have a positive reaction to sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad it's not necessarily the pad, but their body is extremely toxic. The magnets cause changes to fluids, making them flow better. It does that to the fluids in your body too, so what you may be feeling is a detox reaction as a result of toxins being released from tissues back into general circulation where an already toxic and clogged liver must work to filter them out. Because the liver can't do that when it's sick, the toxins are pushed back out into the blood and recirculated again and again. It's is best to do multiple cleanses and open the exits so released toxins can be processed properly, expelled in the bile from the gallbladder into the intestines and eliminated. This brings up another possible problem. If the liver is functioning well enough to filter out and eliminate toxins as I've just described, but toxic bile is released into a leaky but, they can be reabsorbed through the porous intestinal wall and re-enter general circulation. The incredible results I experienced using the magnetic mattress pads were mostly due to the fact that my body isn't toxic and my elimination systems are functioning optimally. There is a proper order to follow when trying to restore healing to the body. Trying to do things out of order or going to fast causes setbacks. I want to help you avoid these. If you have questions, I am here for you.