chemical exposures

Veterans, Construction Workers, Past Drug Users, People with Chronic Health Problems All Benefit

When you look for underlying reasons for health problems and symptoms you find toxins in one form or another at the base of the mountain.
Changing your diet, detoxifying with a number of common methods can do wonders for your health and well-being. Some people, however, find they cannot get lasting results with self-care and these are the people who need the help of a program of thorough detoxification.

Toxins are stored in adipose tissue throughout the body. That’s right, fat tissue. The body chooses fat tissue because it has a low blood supply, so storing toxins in fat means they may stay out of circulation in the blood stream for some time; until the time you are exercising or missing a meal and your body burns “that” fat tissue for energy. The only thing you notice is you feel like you are drugged or spacey or just plain ill; developing a headache for no reason you can put your finger on. The reason is within you, your body just released from fat storage a bit of toxins into your blood stream and you are feeling it. Most people answer this problem with more toxins, like an aspirin or antidepressant. That does not work; it makes you worse over time.

The science is strong and growing in scope. The Environmental Working Group found evidence of 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of 10 infants. The US Geological Survey measured Organic waste Water Contaminants in 139 streams in 30 of our 50 states. 80% of the streams had measurable “owc’s” including cholesterol drugs, insect repellents, triclosan (an anti-microbial), fire retardants and detergent. 80,000 tons of carcinogens are released into the air annually in North America; there are 2100 chemicals in most municipal water supplies and over 50,000 chemicals in commercial use. The toxic metal cadmium in the air over 28 cities is connected to higher levels of vascular diseases for residents in those cities. NYU School of Medicine researchers established a causal link between air pollution and arteriosclerosis in 2005. The Environmental Health Perspectives Journal cited toxins such as PCB’s, dioxin and pesticides increase arteriosclerosis and fat in artery walls. We could go on and on. The body of scientific knowledge of the health problems cause by contaminants grows monthly.

As you age it starts to become apparent that you are harboring more toxins as you can experience a lasting fatigue, or if a user in the past you crave drugs, while developing symptoms that stick around. Symptoms arising from toxic metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and other others, as well as pesticides, herbicides, food additives like msg and aspartame and the toxins from medical and street drugs accumulate and overwhelm your liver and other organs or simply give you symptoms that do not go away.

Taking antioxidants helps in the detoxification pathways and prevents some toxins from harming your body. Utilizing various detoxification protocols like colonics and digestive detoxification methods helps to some extent but fail to reach the toxins stored in adipose tissue and the myelin sheath around the nerves of the body. What releases the toxins from deep fat stores throughout the body? We know of no other effective program to do so other than chelation therapy for heavy metal detoxification and the Hubbard method of sauna detoxification of the hundreds of other chemicals and poisons and mercury in your body stores.

With the daily use of nutrients and niacin, mild exercise and dry heat sauna you can reduce the levels of toxins in your body to the point where you feel a resurgence in well being, energy and mental clarity you desire. The complete program protocol can be found in the book by Hubbard, Clear Body Clear Mind. Followed precisely this program is profound in its benefits.

Chelation therapy can be used as a preventive program to clean up the ravages of daily living with a maintenance program of a treatment every month. Taking high quality nutrients and eating clean, organic foods, avoiding the chemicals in manufactured foods, goes a long way in preventing the build up toxins in your body. Avoiding sources of contamination is key to healthy aging and keeping ones wits.

New Connections for Us...

Our summer has been in the way of updating our posting and letting people know more about our very special patients and activities.  We are always aware of how courageous and brave our friends and patients are when they reach out to change the course of their health and take the bull by the horns and actively seek to help themselves improve their lives.  I have always said that my husband, Conrad is the bravest man I know.   He practices medicine with active research and a willingness to find answers for his patients.  He takes to heart..“first, do no harm.“  He, we, have a lot of fun with our medical center and watching people change their health status.  Our staff is great, life is good.
We joined a new group recently and became part of a lecture series that is so easy to access.  Donna Kasuska,, is a chemical engineer who has taken her vast experience in the direction of helping people understand and change their relationship to chemicals in their lives.  She included us in the WISH Summit series of on Spring Cleaning.  They offer a wonderful series on the influence of chemicals in our lives in the collection of interviews and make them so easy to download and take with you to listen as you can.  Listen while you make an organic meal for  your family!  Donna’s interview link is and my interview is

We hope your summer is full of family and friends and good food, good times.  We visited Harper’s Ferry and saw the film America last week and recommend both to you.  A very good start to month of America’s birthday.


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.