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PARASITES: WHAT ARE THEY? TRULY, THE WORD DEFINES ITSELF

FEELING IMPINGED UPON? UNWANTED GUESTS

One definition of the word Parasite feels like something that is draining / enervating. This makes sense to me. On a biological level this drain may start out as invisible building blocks to feeling just not quite ourselves. The ones that need a microscope to be seen. Colds, allergies, headaches, food poisoning – nausea, mild rashes. mild indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, and other vitality vampires that are normal for most people today. Not normal? Just observe the different ages pharmaceutical companies are pandering to in their ads. No longer just the Geritol crowd.

I write this post pretty sure that I can not be alone in my slow recognition, and need for clarification of what defines a parasite. The word defines itself. So, what could be a post with lots of words is going to be as  short and sweet as I can roll it out.

MOST OF OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS IN OUR GUT

We are constantly being exposed to elements that need a strong immune system to be our defense. A healthy immune system, under the best of circumstances, keeps parasitic life forms in check. Long term stress of daily life, emotional stress, exposure to toxins and pollutants, pharmaceuticals, hospital stays, medications, interaction with pets, eating of animal products EMF’s, etcetera can, over a period time, weaken our immune systems.

CANDIDA CLEANER

Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD Candida Cleaner Guide outlines doses of different kinds of non – pharmaceutical ingredients for handling Parasitic conditions of all kinds.  All the things that I mentioned in the above paragraph, and many others. The allopathic remedies for these disorders, when taken regularly, sets people up for weakened immune systems and, down the line, much more chronic illness. A recipe for a decline in health.

CAN OF WORMS

I am sure I am not alone in hearing people say I have A  Parasite. This does not make sense. I am pretty sure there is rarely, if ever, only one. Concerning Parasites, this is the language that is most common.

Nothing happens out of nowhere, even if it often seems that way. In science, a type of religion many respect and revere, it is accepted that every action has a reaction. The human body is a primary example of how that all works, if we are willing to open our minds and not accept the bill of goods we are sold by Big Pharma, governmental agencies, and whomever else we consciously, or unconsciously, give our power away to.

TREE HUGGER REDEFINED

Being misinformed is greatly colored by what caused our poor health symptoms in the first place. What is that? An addiction to a way of life? I think so. In all fairness, it is something that we are bombarded with from Day One. That addiction blinds people as to what is truly important. What is important? Clean water, air and soil. Simple acts of human kindness. The basics for a happy life.

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HEALING WITH DR. JENNIFER DANIELS – ONE YEAR LATER

SPONTANEOUSLY HEALING: THERE IS NO PLAYBOOK

I am a participant in Spontaneous Healing with Jennifer Daniels, MD. For me healing this way, it is like peeling and onion. Unfortunately putting a piece of bread in my mouth has not stopped the sting of detoxification. This is my experience. Fortunately, I have had the wisdom of Dr. Daniels, and my own experience during this process. This has greatly helped me weather my storm. Anyway, here are a couple of paragraphs that may, or may not jive with everyone who reads them. Maybe it will make sense to, and inspire some.

DEEP HEALING: CENTRIPETAL AND CENTRIFUGAL SPIRALS OF ENERGY

Becoming a patient of Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD and being a part of her Spontaneous Healing Program can, if one is willing, truly teach the patient how healing occurs. Deep healing is not a linear experience. Not many things, that I am aware of, in nature occur in a straight line. The spiral or circle of energy flow is a natural phenomenon.  Impatience and going from point A to B in a straight line is a human (faster is better) creation.  Much of Prescription Medicine, manufactured recreational drugs, super highways, planes, trains, guns, surgery, oil pipelines. These are some widely diverse examples of faster is better, cut to the chase ways to do things. This Time is Money, Hurry up and Relax energy is the underlying theme of most of Industrialized Society. Some of these things are born out of need and innovation, and abused out of impatience, fear and greed.

DEFINING, OR REDEFINING THE WORD SPONTANEOUS

Spontaneous Healing does not mean instantaneous healing, but it could. Healing happens in a series of steps. Steps we are aware or not aware of. Cause and effect, things happen in a series of steps, as in a circle, not a direct line. Defining or redefining what Spontaneous means, actually living it, is not always a comfortable experience, to say the least. What I am about to say may sound like a generalization, but I am sure it is not: People who are not well are often very controlling and spontaneity is not in their comfort zone. On the other side there are those that behave in a way that seems like they are spontaneous but in actually they are irresponsible. Their actions, either consciously or unconsciously, end up forcing outer forces, other people to step in an take charge / control. The irony is great on both sides.

From my own life experience people who are not well often feel unable to control their own situations. Out of frustration and fear they try to control others. I think this is a pretty common phenomenon.

Experiencing spontaneity in healing will either stretch a person, or they will reject it and look for a promise of a quicker fix. Spontaneity and Control are not synonymous with one another. This is true on or off of paper. The idea of control is a fantasy. Gong with the flow and listening to what our body needs is the healthy solution to creating some kind of feeling of control. That is true Spontaneity. This is a more healthy way of creating control in the truest sense of the word. This is not so easy a behavior to cultivate in a world of instant gratification, instant everything. We are living in a world that wages war on Cancer, nature and anyone who disagrees with their opinion destroying them verbally on the internet, and all other media. Our current Presidential Administration  here in the USA, is a prime and unfortunate example of this kind of behavior.

Working with Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD is not for everyone. I can not think of any one program / product that is for everyone. There is great value in what she does for those that feel inspired to seek a different kind of solution.

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PARASITES: THE SOCIAL NEED FOR ANTI- DEPRESSION MEDICATIONS

SOMETIMES WHAT IS NEEDED MAY NOT BE INLINE WITH OUR PERSONAL CHOICES

It is apparent to me how necessary it is to understand that feelings of depression are often a part of healing in order to restore health. Sometimes depression is circumstantial and sometime it is chemical. Of course, it often is both. How potent it is and how it is expressed is what is most telling. How it impacts our lives, how it is experienced / acted out is the bottom line. It is only when we recognize the unforgiving feelings of embarrassment and shame about depression, that riddle our society, can true healing begin. We then open a door to moving forward and healing in a very deep way. Feeling shame about being depressed is hurtful to all of us and very damaging to our world in all aspects.

A free webinar that Oprah Winfrey and Eckart Tole hosted together back in 2009 is really worth watching, or listening to. It was 10 sessions and based on the book A New Earth by Mr. Tolle. To paraphrase: Mr. Tolle said that if there was no medication for emotional “sickness” the world would go totally mad and be unmanageable. Point being that we should all be compassionate toward those that rely on these meds. The more I heal from inflammation, the more I realize how depression is, or can be, a major characteristic of inflammation. When a person can not do what they want to do for long periods of time, due to illness / pain, being depressed is often the outcome.  People who take meds for depression are, or most likely will be candidates for more serious diagnosis down the line. Keeping people emotionally less reactive, also known as numb, creates more candidates for medications and other long standing illnesses. This is one way to keep  hospital and nursing home beds filled down the line. A rather sad observation, but I think one to be considered very seriously. No conspiracy theory.

Compassion for those around us whose behaviors seems unreasonable, and directed at us, need more quiet observation and less reaction. Taking things personally is the another sickness. I see this so enormously personified in politics all over the world today. Most strikingly, at this time, here in the USA with our current government and presidential administration.

Compassion for people we do not like much is one way to become more at peace with ourselves and our world. For me, a  work in progress. I am sure this is a healthier way to look at life in general than simply accepting that’s just how it is.

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ONE HEALING QUESTION:EMOTIONAL DETOX

EAST MEETS WEST

A few years ago I listened to a series of meditations put together by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. It was a 21 day Spiritual Detox Series. There is one pearl of wisdom that I came away with that I use everyday and want to share today on this post. It is a question that can be applied to any situation. I mostly use it in interactions with others. Before any communication, or interaction. I don’t always remember, but I am getting better at remembering before I do tasks that impact my health, my relationships, my acquisition of time.

THE QUESTION: WHAT IS MY INTENTION?

I recently had some news about someone that could have opened the door to calling a person that I have not had direct contact with for quite awhile. Asking myself what my intention was in calling helped me reassess the call and not make it. I realized that call would be an unnecessary distraction. A step back in engaging in a conversation that would not help me in my healing process. To connect with a person based on sharing information that would only help reinforce my own mental monologue gone unchecked.Covert complaining, gossip and lamenting about how bad thing are. Okay, maybe not so covert. But maybe it would start out that way? Oh, please! More yada,  yada, yada…

WHAT IS MY INTENTION ON STEROIDS

How much of what I say is totally unnecessary? More than less. Stopping myself from talking feels like being in my own Seinfeld episode. Realizing how much ideas that seem to be about something are really about nothing, but when examined are pretty revealing.

Detoxing happens on many levels. It is like looking through the garbage for something you think you threw out that can not be replaced. Who wants to do that? Sometimes it just bloody well stinks.

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PERILS OF HEALNG: LOW BODY FAT

When I started The Unique Healing Program in late December of 2012 I met, through this blog, people who were finding some level of symptom diminishment that I was not. A number of these people were able to consume large amounts of clay and seemed to be okay with it. Others, like myself, felt blocked up and crazy from it. This protocol that Donna Pessin was selling definitely had big holes in it. One stop shopping for healing with her products alone was not working for me. I had to augment her program, much to her disapproval, with enemas, colonics and much lower doses of clay than she prescribed for success.

At times discouraged,  I came to the conclusion that maybe I was dredging up some deeper seated toxins because of all the past cleansing work I had done. Something I have written about extensively in past blog posts. Was this one reason that my symptoms were so much more potent than some of the others people on Unique Healing? I was pretty sure this was one component. One thing I am more certain of, those who were NOT highly symptomatic had more body fat than I did. That fat – cellulite was absorbing toxins and acting as a protector – buffer of sorts.

So, this was constantly coming up. Why were some of these people less reactive to the use of clay and herbs [Unique Healing] than I was? Well, I knew I had a  much longer history of intense cleansing  regimens. My daily exposure to mold as a child and the removal of mercury fillings, without the proper  dental protocol, put a heavy tax on my immune system. There were other factors as well. I was pretty sure I had dodged many sickness bullets through all the efforts I had put in over the years. In truth, I appeared to be in much better health and shape than I actually was. Much of that was accomplished – if that is an accomplishment – with a very simple clean diet,  herbal concoctions, colonics, enemas, exercise, yoga, and much more. It was not my goal to live my life on a constant road of cleansing, but I was willing to do what I needed to in order to heal, live, earn a living, and not end up in the Traditional Medical System.

For years I was the person that ate very simply but did not loose weight. I was not overweight. I did often think that anyone else would be way thinner if they were eating a diet as clean, all the juice feasting, colon cleanses, colonics,etcetera. All this was done to have a healthier gut with regular bowel movements and better energy. None of these goals was fully actualized through these decades of efforts.

WHAT DID HAPPEN?

It seems clear now that I was not able to get to the deep-seated triggers that plagued me in a significant way. I am talking about Heavy Metals, Candida and other Parasites. My efforts did help me in the short term to a certain extent, but chipped away at body fat and other precious minerals after awhile. So, here I am without the body fat that is helpful in absorbing the often irksome, frustrating symptoms of cleansing. These densely dehydrated toxins that get released when they are tapped into. Without the body fat to migrate to, the toxins enter the bloodstream and a person can be much more symptomatic. This is all very personal to each individual and their circumstances.

I am reminded of a dentist who was deeply effected by the toxins of his profession. He told me once that cleansing alone is not healing. How to find the right protocol for each of us is the dilemma. It is not unsolvable, but can be tricky depending on what each individual has been exposed to. More later.

One person who has helped me link here.

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DETOXING: INTUITION OR ADDICTION?

DISCERNING OUR TRUTH FROM OUR ADDICTION

No matter who is advising me I always want to keep my intuition in check about what I am doing. Honing my intuition is something I value. If a person is not in good health their intuition can be greatly hindered, or blinded by addiction. In brief, feeling like eating something that is not helpful to my condition is definitely coming from a place of addiction. The organisms / toxins are making the decision and not the person whose primary interest is healing. If I am honest with myself I know the difference.

In the moment it can be easy to justify what we want to eat, or do.Taking the time to ask myself what part of me is making this decision is of primary importance.  Having the presence of mind to do this takes some discipline. A craving for something hot and spicy as a dominant taste in a meal, for me at this time, would not be a good choice.

STOP THE GURU DEPENDENCY. TO HEAL IT  NEEDS TO BE A PARTNERSHIP

I respect the opinions of the people who advise me, but it is important not to be totally reliant on them. Getting healthier makes that possible, but that takes time. Keep asking the questions that are uncomfortable. It takes trial and error, but a stronger character is built from becoming our own guru. My experience. Maybe yours, too?

People often start chipping away at the person who is advising them when their sickness wants to prevail. Finding fault with the person or team that is advising us is a trap that is easy to fall into. No one is perfect, but sometimes those advising us need to be challenged. Sometimes the fear its that we need the  person advising us more than they need us. I have felt this way and it is not an empowering feeling. In the depths of my soul I know that over thinking, analyzing, and ruminating is part of not being in good health.

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ZOJIRUSHI RICE COOKER: ONE POT MEALS, STEWS, SOUPS

ONE POT MEAL MAKING LIFE EASIER

I am writing this because I have been looking for quick and easy clean up for a quick one pot meal other than using my Slow Cooker. I own two Zojirushi Rice Cooker models. medium and small. When I looked online I did not see anything particular to  the Zojirushi  Rice Cooker for cooking stew and soup recipes.I think this is because Zojirushi has a slow cooker appliance that is probably as well crafted as their Rice Cooker. By the way, the Rice Cooker does have a Porridge setting, but I was not sure it would do well with stew – soup type meals. Good news is it does work well for this purpose.

I have found blogs that talk about using other brand Rice Cookers to make things other than grains.

Bottomline is that I have put in ingredients for a stew, some of which (the meat) is precooked. I am not sure if putting in raw meat would work. Maybe something light and shredded. I can report that fresh vegetables, previously cooked  meat, bones, and meat gelatin makes a delicious quick one pot meal. The greens, onions, potatoes, squash, carrots, etcetera all come out tender and the broth is delicious.

I do have an All Clad Slow Cooker and I find it great for cooking meat dishes (or bean)     overnight, or in a few hours. The Zojirushi is a big help for cooking a meal that you do not have to watch. Set on the Porridge Setting, it will be ready in over an hour and stay warm to be ready when you are. Again, I was concerned that the Porridge setting on the Zojirushi would not cook the food well enough. This is not the case. All is superiorly tender and the flavor is really good.

Also, the Zojirushi is much better crafted in every way than the All Clad Slow Cooker. My bet is that the Zojirushi Slow Cooker is a better bet than the All Clad, or any other out there.

Hope it makes your life easier as it has mine.

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