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Where Do Toxins Go When They Die?

They don’t, you do.  Most toxins, if they are eliminated from the body, and most are not, find their way into the municipal water treatment plant.  Some metals and pharmaceutical drugs are not able to be removed with normal processes so they may be incinerated and/or they wind up on the family farm in form of sludge.  Plants uptake the toxins while they grow and you eat the crops, or the animals that ate the crops, and there you are again.  Processing toxins.
Your body is able to eliminate some toxins but if you have an impaired liver you will not do a good job of it.  If  you are eating poorly and in a toxic work place you may harbor an overload of toxins your body cannot eliminate;  they will be stored in your fat tissue.  Adipose tissue has a very poor blood supply so the body in its wisdom disposes of toxins by directing their storage in fat tissue.  The storage of toxins in fats includes storage in the myelin sheath surrounding your nerves.  This very well may explain the problems of m.s..  When stored in fat tissue they are relatively out of the way, not circulating the blood stream, until you miss a meal, exercise, or for any reason burn the fat the toxin is stored in.  When that happens the toxin recirculates in the blood stream, causing new problems and is again directed into fat storage by the body’s safety mechanisms.

Best understood when you talk about drugs like LSD.  People may experiment with LSD a few times in college and then leave those days behind.  Ten years later they are jogging down their street after work for exercise and they burn fat tissue for energy that is storing molecules of LSD from ten years ago.  They experience a “flashback”.  This is not a mental phenomenon but rather the physical occurence of the drug being re-released into the blood stream and causing a brand new hallucination.

This recirculation can happen with all toxins stored in adipose tissue.  You can develop symptoms that are only the result of this physical process and see a doctor for a symptom and guess what?!  The doctor gives you another toxin in the form of a prescription and there you go again.  Can you imagine what you might feel like if you start to experience an anesthesia coming out of fat storage?  Think of all the medical drugs, alcohol, street drugs, pain killers, deadening agents, solvents, cleaning fluids, food additives, preservatives, heavy metals like mercury, cadmium in the air we breathe …... it goes on and on.  Think of how those things made you feel, you will feel like that again, same woosyness, same headache, same lack of ambition, same lack of energy.

So it does matter … your diet, your nutrient supplements, your medical habits, your exercise, clean air and water, your view of farm fields… it all matters a great deal.  You are remaining healthy because you pay attention to these things or if not, you are slowly losing your edge against symptoms and problems of aging.  If you are in our area, come to our seminars or visit our center for a tour.  We do not ignore the contaminants that may be making you sick.

Alzheimer's - What Can Be Done?

A visit to my childhood home in Minnesota to see my Mom and Dad recently brings the problems of aging a special emphasis in my life.  The photos and memories of family, our big extended family, are so dear for me.   I spent these days helping my Mom and Dad and reflecting on this generation that is fading and leaving us so fast.  My Mom has had Alzheimer’s for a number of years and my Dad has taken care of her at home until recently.  Their brothers and sisters, my aunts and uncles, have, in the main, died and these two dears ones are the last standing, or sitting in the case of my Mom. 
 They gave us the best of childhoods, protected from problems and left to run barefoot collecting toads and frogs, creating the surefoot club, and watching Disney and Lassie together on Sunday evenings was life for us, the boomers.   Most of us had Moms at home, family dinners and numerous neighborhood friends growing up in the suburbs running wild and free with dinner at home every evening.  We celebrated every holiday and birthday with our extended family, my Mom’s sisters and brothers who lived close by.  That was 24-25 people for dinner with linens and china around the big tables and of course – at the kids’ table- red jello with bananas and fresh whipped cream. Yikes!

I am so thankful for this now and love the photos and linens and the Swedish Coffee pot Mom always used for those family dinners, but it was not always so.  As a young woman I could not wait to leave and experience life apart from the protection of this life, I yearned for other cultures and for other places, bored with the security and sameness.  The university and travel were a very bid deal to me.  So here we are, finding ways to help these leaders who gave us so much and who are not doing so well these days and confronting the fact that our society has somehow misplaced these wonderful days,  no longer offering our children carefree childhoods.

The one thing we could do for ourselves is prevent the horrible outcomes memory problems, Alzheimer’s, cause.  People afflicted are very hard to care for and this is a problem many more families are facing as the disease is prevalent.  Professionals working in the field do not have the answers as to why this disease develops; and of course drugs used to “treat” the problems are not effective.  Seems funny to me that anyone who has a loved one who is loosing their mind would think that more toxins are the answer.  The ones needing the drugs are the caregivers!  Just kidding.  My Mom is drug free and she has been since the onset.  She does not have outbursts and she does not object to direction and control.  Although she does not originate communication very often she can read out loud with her big print books.  When you think about it, reading is just copying what you see and requires no original thought.  She does tell you with her eyes what is happening and she can respond to pain, her fingers curling on one hand hurt when you try to uncurl them.  When I was feeding her lunch last week she was gazing over my shoulder at someone at the next table who was acting up.  She looked back at me with this impish expression in her eyes and we started to laugh, really laugh, and we actually had no idea why.  Love that.  We just laughed.  It was good to be together.

If all our sophisticated medical science cannot come up with the reason why the brain becomes “tangled” physically and people with Alzheimer’s just continue to worsen until they forget how to swallow and then forget how to breathe, perhaps toxins and their effects should be considered as a factor.  Medical science seldom looks at the effect of all the toxins we are exposed to contributing to disease.  They study one or two and never consider the total exposures and what these chemicals could cause when combined.  Remember Crisco and boxed cake mixes?  Do you read the labels on “manufactured food”?  We should all start because this disease takes the cake for creating trouble for everyone who loves you.  Real trouble.  I shudder to think of those who do not have strong family ties, it is gruesome.  Why not take control of our lives and start to pay attention to the things that keep us healthy instead of looking for treatments after the fact.  Nutrient dense organic foods could go a long way in helping supply your body with essential nutrients.  Avoiding  sources of contamination and utilizing chelation therapy to remove heavy metals makes sense to me.  I am my mother’s daughter.

Before You Agree to Drugs as Medical Treatments...

In our medical center we help a great deal of people without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs, we have medical alternatives to drugging.  Psychiatric drugs are some of the most vicious substances causing horrendous health problems without identifying what could be physically addressed to lessen the severity of symptoms.  Check this short video out. If the link does not go to the video check out and look at the video on drug testing.   Are you sure you want to be a test subject of drugs that have harmed others and had no better results than a placebo?
When you have a symptom, any symptom, you need to search for the cause before you accept treatment.  In the case of problems in life and events in life that are horrendous, you need to be in the best physical shape you can be and then see how much easier it is to confront your problem and deal with it without altering your mind with a drug.  Think about this, if you have a migraine headache you certainly can take a pain-killer and get some relief.  Did you learn anything?  What will you do when the next one hits.  Don’t you wonder why you get them and your friends don’t?  There are a great deal of things you can look into with regards to possible causes in your case.  Taking a drug will not balance your hormones, if they are the cause.  Taking a drug will not change the fact that you just moved into a newly constructed home with toxins outgassing from the building materials.  Taking a drug will not do a thing for the loss of a loved one.  You will do one thing though,  you will enrich a pharmaceutical company that is selling you false help.

Your body needs many and certain things to remain healthy.  Drugs of any kind are considered by the body to detrimental to health.  They can deaden you or artificially change your blood pressure but they will never replace thoughtful, careful, informed medical care that addresses the underlying cause of your difficulty.  The results of this kind of care are lasting and amazing.  People overcome tremendous problems and go ahead with a better life.  Stay away from drugs.

I Love It!

Today is Sunday, its time.  On my drive in to run our sauna detoxification program I was in the vicinity of a Mennonite Church in our area.  It is wonderful to pass buggies and bike riders heading to Church with babies on the laps of their mothers as the Dads drive the horse.  Most of horses look cheerful too with their heads high, manes blowing in the breeze they are creating as they dash along looking forward to standing next to their friends in the shed while their people go to the service.  It is a scene that makes you glad to be alive.  Alive in a country where families stick together and work hard and take in the day of rest to be with God and their families and friends. 
The local Mennonite and Amish farms grow without the use of harmful chemicals for the most part creating a community where you can find organic foods grown nearby.  Simple homes with flowers around offering the extra to anyone who stops.  I love it.  There are those who use chemicals and accept sludge for fertilizer but there are more who grow vegetables with consideration for health.  It is wonderful to have the countryside as a view, knowing there are foods close by for the farmers markets and communities.  I love to follow the buggies and watch the feet of horse under the carriage going like made as they climb the hills and tear across the flats on their way somewhere.   It is a great pace, you can actually see the flowers on the roadsides and have more than a glimpse of your countryside.  The closest we get to this is a ride in Conrad’s 1924 Dodge Brothers touring car,  it moves at about the pace of the horses with carriage.

I love it!  The horse, the carriage and the kind people in their pretty dresses and Sunday clothes.  Life is good.