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How do people become hosts to parasites? There are many ways. Parasites are similar to house guests that overstay their invitation, or seemingly just show up and don’t want to leave? Well, there are many scenarios. Here is one:

Living in a home where there is consistent emotional stress combined with exposure to environmental toxins is not strengthening to any immune system. This is a situation that I can attest to. I grew up in a family where there was a birth of a child, my brother, who had Down Syndrome. My brother lived to be two years of age. Our parents stayed together during his life and after his death, but their marriage was greatly damaged. It was damaged by their not getting counseling, the issues they showed up with to their marriage, and strongly by the shame of that era around Down Syndrome. Also, the interpretation that people seem to garner from a religious standpoint. The self flagellating idea that a child with Down Syndrome, or any life altering illness, is a punishment from God. Something to be ashamed of. What did we do “wrong”? With time and education some of this superstition masquerading as spirituality has been chipped away at. Sadly, within this and many other situations, it is still present and painfully damaging.


Along with the stress of the shame, the remorse and guilt my parents felt, we also lived in a house that had  toxic black mold. Back in the 60’s I don’t think exposure to mold was understood or spoken about as it is today. For years much of the mold was hidden and passed through the ventilation system of the house. A metaphor for the unspoken emotional ills. The mold plus the directly unspoken sadness around my brother, and so much more, added up to a stressful equation for emotional and physical health.

Although I have good memories of my childhood there was much between my parents that went unspoken. It did not go unnoticed by me as a child. I think most children have emotional radar that they do not have the skills to fully understand. Children can often feel that everything, in the negative sense, is about them and that they are at fault. The emotional situation in my home, combined with daily life challenges was not empowering. It made us all more vulnerable to the mold. It made daily life covertly, and not so covertly, stressful. With these factors comes acting out, by children and adults. Wide emotional swings such as crying, bickering, brooding combined with constant exposure to any environmental toxin weakens the immune system even more deeply. I would imagine that dead silence and deep depression would be equally as destructive.

There are people that grow up exposed to serious environmental contaminants and it does not damage their Immune Systems. However, if there is the type of consistent emotional stress, similar to what I just described, an angry divorce, drug or alcohol abuse, physical abuse, etcetera without being addressed by some counseling the door to a weakened immune system is wide open. People in these situations often bury their feelings in addictive behaviors. Over eating, shopping, tv watching, gambling, sex, alcohol and drug use, exercise, cleaning, perfectionism. I think any activity done in excess to avoid emotions will in some way come back and bite.


The emotional component of ongoing stress combined with exposure to environmental toxins weakens the immune system. Gone unaddressed these factors can lay out the welcome mat for Biological Parasites / Endoparasites. The combination of these factors, needed for deep healing to occur, are best not overlooked.

Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD is a doctor who understands the world of Traditional Medicine. She is brave enough to actively speak out about her views on this subject . Dr. Daniels effectively practices her own unique form of Holistic Medicine. She is able to do this because she understands the healing ability of the human body. She lives that truth and helps her patients, if they are willing. understand that if given the right tools the human body is capable of  healing and overcoming some daunting obstacles.



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My hope is that anyone reading this post will approach it with an open mind. I am writing this because I know football is not going away any time soon. I have personally done things that could produce serious injury to the body and completely understand the love of contact sports, dance, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing. The list is long.

It may seem like a stretch to correlate The Unique Healing Program with the PBS Frontline documentary: League of Denial / The NFL Concussion Crisis. As the title says, concussions and related symptoms is what this documentary is primarily about. About half way into the film there is a segment showing the results of a brain specimen cross sectioned. The donated brain shows discovery of  severe inflammation and calcifications throughout the brain tissue. These specimens were donated for a medical study at Boston University. The brains dissected are those of football players of a variety of ages. One is of a high school player, another college age and the others are of NFL pros.

It seems clear to me that calcifications appear in the body for a number of reasons. One reason the body produces calcifications is to protect itself from inflammation. Donna Pessin says something really important in one of her books or videos that nails it. Goes something like, you don’t blame fireman for causing an arson when you find them at the scene of the fire. Calcifications, in many instances, are like fireman, they are there to buffer the acids / inflammation that our bodies are producing for various reasons. They do not cause the problem.

My father had a sub dermal hematoma in his teens while participating in high school boxing. He went on to play hockey, wrestle. Maybe even continued to box. I hope not. I have first hand experience with his seizures and unpredictable behaviors during the full span of my life. I never knew which of his moods / personalities I would be encountering. He had a stroke at 78 and lived until the age of 83. Through helping him after his stroke I came to understand him better. A truly unfortunate blessing for me.

If you are someone in your life has had brain injuries it would benefit you to read The Unique Healing Program books and look at the videos. Videos are free online. To understand this information it is important to recognize that inflammation is inflammation. Ongoing pain in the body means that there is a deeper underlying problem.

One thing that is barely mentioned in the film NFL League of Denial is the underlying part. Poor diet, pain medications, body building supplements, steroids, recreational drugs and alcohol all play a huge role in weakening the immune systems of athletes. This unhealthy acidic condition, I am sure, contributes to the findings of the calcifications and inflammations in the brains of these football players. I am NOT saying that the brutal blows are not a major component in the findings. As ironic as this may sound to many, a healthy body is not what many athletes are working with in this present day. Would we know the state of these athletes brains if it was not for these donated brains being examined? No. Period. End of story.

Click here to view The PBS Frontline League of Denial: The NFL Concussion Crisis online.

Crash Reel is another film to view about head trauma. This is a snow boarding documentary from HBO about Kevin Pearce. A very compelling story about head injury, the sport of snow boarding and an inspiring family. Probably on netflix? I saw it on HBO on Demand. If you have anyone in your family who has Down’s Syndrome, this film will be very inspiring. One of the members of the Pearce family has DS.