4th of July

Toxic Exposures and our 4th of July Happenings

Conrad and I traveled to Minnesota to visit my parents and family over the 4th of July and I am feeling the call to express our concern with the environmental contaminants we all face each day.  Apart from the common exposures in air, water and food there are some more doozies.
We stayed at a Hampton Inn in Minnetonka near our family home and my parents new digs in senior living.  We have stayed at this hotel many times in the past and like the quality of the water, cleanliness, and location.  On our past trips we noticed no perfume products in the rooms and the sheets and bed clothes had no odors.  Just clean.  This trip was completely different.

I will warn you that I have a nose like a bloodhound…really.  We dropped our clothes and headed out to visit my parents quickly before we took a much needed nap after being up since 3AM.  Our return to the room was a disaster.  A cloud of perfume ambushed us.  I went to the front desk in a huff and found out that they came in sprayed the sheets and bedclothes with  Febreze, yep.  The front desk guys quickly explained to me that when you lie in the bed your body warmth activates the febreze for a lovely perfume experience. It is a corporate policy and every cleaning cart I saw had cans of this stuff.  I explained to them that a reason one does such a thing may be to cover less than fresh sheets.  We talked about the chemical contamination and the problems with headaches, migraines, sinus problems and asthma flare ups they may find their guests suffering from in larger numbers. How about the staff?  (We were in room right by the back door so we never had to walk hall and we do not eat those breakfasts anyway.)   Never mind the fact these products numb the nerves in your nose and you shortly do not smell at all.  Some people wander around wondering why they have a headache and it is these exposures that cause them.  I had a headache with a quick trip into and right out of this room.

The people at this hotel did the right thing, we left while they replaced the bed clothes and aired out the room and when we returned we had no more problems – I posted NO PERFUME signs all over the room.

Just saying… health problems result from this constant, daily barrage. Artificial everything adds up to tooooooo much.  Your liver, your nervous system, your endocrine system and more gets weaker and weaker and soon you feel old and sick before your time.

Avoiding these chemicals, taking the money you save and spending it on organic, high quality, foods is a much better way to live.  We found a great restaurant nearby that served organic and if not organic, local fresh food.  We watched the boats & yachts on Lake Minnetonka go by from a popular restaurant and were able to see some fabulous wood boats from the 30’s and 40’s.  We enjoyed my parents and a wonderful friend from my childhood with her husband in glorious weather of 82 degrees with a Canadian wind blowing a few miles an hour.  Nothing like the land of 10,000 lakes.

I know…I read the Fox article about cocaine and other pollutants in the lakes…Yikes.

You can do this or this.

Antiaging Medical Care

An editor of one of Dr. Maulfair’s journal says it best, “older people are sick because they are sick, not because they are old.“  One of the viewpoints we hope to inspire others to adopt is that aging is easy with the proper medical care.  If you develop chronic degerative disease you may have some tough times but you can be markedly helped with complementary alternative medical care. 
 Chelation therapy with infusions of a chelating agent that helps reduce the levels of heavy metals you have accumulated is essential if you have health problems but even more important for preventing them in the first place.  Proper diagnosis of the FUNCTION of you digestive system is important to determine how well you absorb and utilize nutrients or to find out if you have imbalances of certain bacteria that cause problems.   Determining the level of heavy metals and nutrient minerals in your body helps you in selecting supplements important for YOUR body.  Finding out the various hormone levels in your body is important for health, you can be helped by hormone support with bioidentical hormones, for instance.   Finding out if you suffer from sensitivities to certain foods is important for optimum energy. The list goes on.   There is a great deal of detective work your doctor should do for you – not just scope the body but look for functional problems that later develop into serious health hazards.

Health is so often ignored and goes unsupported by most of us; we do little to help ourselves until we develop  a symptom or two.  It seems elementary to state that the body needs nutrients, not prescription drugs, to maintain good health or return to health but look what common medicine offers you for the most part, prescriptions.  Prescriptions of any kind or strength are considered toxins by your body.   Your body cannot use a chemical found in prescriptions to rebuild damage done by everyday living.  Prescriptions add new problems with side effects no doctor can predict.  Medical schools continue to offer drug education.  Students are taught which drugs to use for which ailment or symptom.  Friends of ours, currently in medical school, said not only are they memorizing which drug to use for which symptom but also the 5-6 drugs that are then prescribed to handle the predictable side effects of the  first one.  Sound familiar?  Look at how our senior seniors are now living.  Prescription after prescription on top of another presciption and not one doctor managing the whole program.  We have people come to us on tons of medications and medications to handle the health problems that develop from prescriptions, they are confused and not one of their doctors monitors or manages the entire list.  Horrifying.

If you are overweight or have a health problem you are undernourished, plain and simple.  Your diet determines your health or lack of it.  Fresh and fresh organic foods locally grown are a must, for high nutrient value per bite and less contamination with pesticides and food additives.  Certain food additives are used in lab animals to create obesity so it can be studied.  That is right, it may not be amount of food you eat that makes you gain, it may be the kind of food you eat.  Eat good organic cold pressed oils and feel you energy increase and watch your weight decrease.  Health is that simple.  Take some time to learn a few new things and help yourself age gracefully and happily.

We are here to help when you need it but you can make great progress on your own.  Keep in mind there are complementary, alternative medical doctors across the country.  Look and you will find them, your health depends on it.  icimed.com, acam.org are two websites to locate drs. also try medical-library.net. 

Have a very happy 4th of July with organic burgers and organic hot dogs and homemade salads.