I arrived at Ground Zero, from Philadelphia, on Thursday September 13. The AMTRAK trains had started to run again by then. Carrying two plastic bags with barely more than an extra pair of jeans and underclothes, I was afraid I would have to run from rioters in the streets. When I exited the station what lay before me was a scene straight out of a science fiction film. What many call the greatest city on earth was deserted, whisper quiet. Even 30 blocks from the disaster site everything was coated in 2-3 inches of ash, it looked like snow, although it was nearly 80 degrees. No cars, no pedestrians, completely and chillingly deserted. For vibrant New York City to be silent sent a stab of fear through me far greater than looting hoards could have.
The ash was so fine it floated as I walked. That ash was a deadly mix of toxins, so fine it was deemed to contain nano- particles, these minute particles can cross the blood-brain barrier, one of our body’s defenses against contamination.
Over 10,000 rescue workers and volunteers helped at the disaster site. We, along with just about everyone within proximity, were greatly contaminated. Almost none of us wore protective masks. We needed to be able to communicate in order to effectively help. Most masks would have been insufficient anyway. I volunteered for 30 days, breathing as well as absorbing that toxic cocktail through my skin. Certain amounts were even on some of the food we ate, if we ate. We knew it was dangerous, no matter that our government made misleading statements of safety. Even early on there were discussions among the volunteers of the health risks and eventual impact on us. It took many years for the first admissions that these toxins were related to rescue workers’ deaths.
While those of us at Ground Zero experienced a rapid and heavy dose of chemical intoxication there are millions of people who have chemical toxic overload. If you or a loved one has been exposed to a known toxic chemical, are a war veteran who was exposed to Vietnam’s Agent Orange, chemicals in the Gulf War or Iraq War, radiation, pesticides, have multiple chemical sensitivity, have been an habitual user of street or prescription drugs, live near major polluting industry or are experiencing some or many of the symptoms associated with toxic chemical overload – there is hope, there is help available to you.
Several years before 9/11 I had heard about the Hubbard Sauna Detoxification Program, a dear friend who was a Vietnam Veteran had severe health struggles due to exposure to Agent Orange, he told me of his success with the Sauna Detox and that it had changed his life as well as many other war veterans’ lives. There was no question that this program could help me sweat out the toxins that had invaded my body. I badly needed that help.
When I started the detox I had all the classic symptoms associated with Ground Zero, they are almost a mirror of what anyone exposed to toxic chemical goes through, including: brain fog, difficulty concentrating, low energy, respiratory illness – the Ground Zero cough, sore throat, confusion, rashes, gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea, headaches, chills, irritability etc.
It took just a few days in the sauna detox to start to see changes. First I noticed the same Ground Zero disaster site smell was coming out in my perspiration; there is no way to describe that odor unless you were in New York. Then my energy started to come back and with each day I started to feel like my ‘old’ self. My skin became soft and supple, my husband said I looked half my age. When all I wanted was to get symptom relief I received the added benefit of feeling more attractive than I had in years, I was in my mid 40’s but feeling 20 again! One way to describe the experience is that it felt a bit like the way divers talk about coming up slowly from a deep dive, so you don’t get the bends, once you near the surface you can speed up and break into open air, the sun on your shoulders, a big slice of freedom entering your lungs.
It has now been over a decade since the Ground Zero disaster. Many still suffer, far too many have died. As I said earlier there is hope. Every day we are exposed to toxins in the form of food additives, poor air quality, etc. Your health is constantly being compromised. If you feel you or a loved one are a candidate for the Hubbard Sauna Detoxification Program you should call for an appointment and tour the facility in Pennsylvania. It can literally save your life.
**We are asking your help in educating your friends and family about our special program and the care available. We want to prevent continued health deterioration for the many affected. You know, we have helped others harmed that terrible day in September and we have helped people from the city who had health problems before 911 and became worse, we have helped a Pentagon survivor. We can help - read the comments of people who have completed this program on our website purelyyoudetox.com.