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This blog post is based on my personal and self observations. It is not, in any way, a generalization about phobias or fears.


In 1997 I was on a British Airways flight returning home from London to New York City. About an hour or more into the flight one of the engines blew out and we returned to London to land, and later board another plane. I was told by other passengers, who flew much more regularly than I, not to be afraid. They all had been through this before and it was not a life threatening situation. I was definitely unnerved by it and so were others on the flight. We landed safely, and the thing I remember most was the inconvenience of having my travel plans delayed, etcetera.

Okay, so I was not affected by the incident in terms of future flights, as there were several after that one. It was not until I had stronger symptoms of gut and joint inflammation that certain fearful thoughts about flying started to enter my mind. One being the idea of being suspended in mid – air in a plane and how the risks involved. I never gave that any thought or worry before. These fears began about 8 years later. These fears came up while taking off and being on the plane. Very inconvenient, but did not keep me from flying.


As I continued to pursue cleansing and rebuilding my body, with not much improvement with my gut or hip joints, I became more fearful about driving. I still drove in and out of New York City on very busy thoroughfares, but I founded it quite stressful. I rode my bike to the bike paths on on side streets to get to clients and my office down in the area of Chelsea. All this was done with feelings and fears that I faced by breathing, being aware and cautious, EFT tapping, Qi Gong.

Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine understands how trauma and fear impact our kidneys and adrenals, and how the weakness of these organs can contribute to feeling more fearful. Here is a short blog post that I think addresses this in a highly relatable way.

Over the years I have noticed peaks and valleys with these fears. In fact most recently, during my most challenging times, I was able to drive for 9 hours, with a few pit stops, when we moved from the desert of California up to an ocean community on the Central Coast. I was nervous, but able to do it despite the physical discomfort, the high speed I needed to maintain, concerns with other drivers, huge trucks. I hope I am painting a picture that people can relate to.

There is more I could say, but for now I hope this may help someone who is experiencing phobias and fears. I know there are severe traumas that effect people that are far, far greater than what I shared. Being in the armed forces, emotional abuse, physical abuse, the list is long and highly personal. I lived in NYC on 9/11/2001. After that, I had fears of using the subway and people leaving for the day and not returning home. What I am trying to relay here is that traumas of all kinds can chip away at our immune systems and vice versa.

For those reading who can relate, please keep up the good fight and know you are not alone. If you are trying to heal without the use of anti-anxiety medications I am confident it is possible, even though that was not my particular experience. I can understand the fears and worries of giving medications up. Weaning off of meds  most often needs the help of an experienced healer. One who is not answering to a pharmaceutical rep and their network of colleagues. These pressures on physicians keep many doctors on a tight leash, worried about the backlash that comes with going rogue.

Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD is one of those healers that has taken the risk of stepping outside the professional medical boundaries that I described above. If you have found someone similar, please let me know. I would be glad to investigate and share that information here. The person does not need to be a medical doctor.




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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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.


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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This is not a description of Beneficial Bank. Beneficial  is a bank that has a practical and philanthropic approach to banking. This institution helps educate their users. They promote understanding of finance for those who want to learn. Beneficial reinvests back into the community. Tom Steyer and his accomplished wife Kat Taylor are the founders. Yes, the same Tom Steyer of NextGen. The same Tom Steyer that has teamed with Michael Bloomberg and Hank Paulson to create Risky Business – The Paulson Institute.

Reinvesting in our communities and acknowledging climate change is the way of the future if we are going to not only survive,  but flourish. Reinvesting in our communities should be the way of the present, or there will not be much of a future for humankind.

Banks, corporations, businesses of all kinds that are making money in a way that DOES  create a better world is no longer a “tree hugger” concept. It is necessary for the survival of our planet and those that inhabit it. Anyway, what is wrong with being a tree hugger, anyway? Trees need our help. The whole planet does. Also, if you are using the term “tree hugger” in a disparaging way, consider not using it at all.

It is sadly curious to me how many people I have met through this blog who are interested in healing themselves, but  do not understand the importance of a cleaner environment. They do not believe there is Global Warming. I guess they are afraid, and just can not come to terms with what all of this means for themselves and their own tribe / family.

If you are not well, but doing something about it by confronting your own health issues in a way that contributes to the health of this planet,  you ARE creating change. Contemplate taking it a step further and look at the bigger picture. How and where is your money invested? If you are not well enough at this time to take action, just put this idea on the back burner, and come back to it when you are able.

As a current patient of Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD, I can testify that she has a broad understanding of how our decisions concerning where we are invested, in all areas of our lives, effects our health.

Thank you for your consideration. Thanks for reading.


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In my favorite scenario I would receive, from the majority of people I know and meet, the accepting attitude I give others concerning how they choose to deal with their health challenges. My choices are commonly disparaged by others, and it has been made very clear to me that challenging Western Medicine choices is a big no – no. Questioning one having a mastectomy  as a preventative measure, or a hip replacement as the only action to take, can be equated to taking a sledge hammer to a National Monument. So, for me, traveling on this road of “Alternative Healing”for decades has often felt quite lonely. I do have a small network of support, of which I am very grateful, of which I need to focus more upon. Some days are much easier than others.


As I have said in other posts, I have more empathy for others and why they choose  Traditional Medicine now than ever before. I feel this way even though what Traditional Medicine calls preventive care is not my choice. The partnership that is involved in a completely Holistic Approach to healing means a great deal of self responsibility and effort on the part of the patient. A whole lot of time effort and preparation. Most importantly is having confidence in the human body, and the ability to heal when given the right tools. So, no matter who is advising me, I have found the true owness is on me in order to heal. This responsible, highly interactive healing relationship is contrary to the Western Medicine Approach that the doctor is going to fix us. I am not talking about situations that involve gun shot wounds, etcetera. I am talking about the every day visits where patients come in for a check – up. Similar to a car, and dutifully take their meds.


Then there is the misconception that gets many people in trouble. We are often led to believe that if a person has a  high quality “model”- good genes – or appear as they do, lots of money, have the right religious faith, or are just  plain lucky  they can eat and drink as they please until they just can’t any longer. There once was a time when there were more people who could squeeze by into their much later years without the help of medications. This is quite rare today.  Some believe that their fate depends greatly on these variables, and without them we just accept what we are “given”. Some generalizations here, but hopefully you get the gist.

I have done several types of healing protocols, many of which I have written about in this blog forum. A little over a year ago, I got to a point where what I was doing began to feel like an endless road of irritation. I was not healing. To be clear, I am grateful for all that I have done. From Macro to Raw Foods. From Juice Feasting to Juice Fasting. From the most recent past from The Unique Healing Program to the Kalcker / Rivera Program. All these protocols, and there were many others, surely kept me from becoming more ill at an earlier age. Unfortunately, I hit a wall that played out like the film Groundhog Day. The same thing over and over again with no improvement, and some signs of decline.


Fortunately, a that time when certain symptoms of mine were not improving, and the actions I was taking were not yielding the results I wanted and deserved, I met Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD. Just to be clear, I do believe there are health practitioners, other than Dr. Daniels, that help people.  I am sure of that. So, please understand that I am not saying Dr. Daniels is for everyone. No one is. What I am saying is that if you have hit a wall and that wall is shaky, get some help. Consider getting help from a person who is constantly increasing their knowledge. Practicing what they teach through self experimentation and research. These things are key. That type of person, in my experience, is  NOT common within the world of people that advise others concerning their health and sickness situations. Take some time to find what is right for you, and use your heart as well as your brain.

I need to practice giving myself the gift of empathy every day. It is hard when I am feeling frustrated at the process of healing. A process that requests patience, a virtue that becomes easier to summon up with an improved state of health.


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My observation is that people who have an internal environment that is a welcoming home to pathogens – parasitic infections often view the world, their world, as a unsafe and threatening place. These people have weak immune systems and are often highly reactive. They very often want to impose their will on others in order to feel in control. Many do this so they can feel safe and protected. This feeling of being unsafe has become a vocal part of a large segment of those living in some democratic populations today. I am not going to speak for the rest of the world. Are these people who want to control everything the greater part of most social democracies today?  I don’t know, but sometimes it feels that way. These  people seem combative and fearful. They get a whole lot of media coverage. They are loud. They justify the argument for medications, and many of them probably are medicated. Considering their behavior, it is frightening to imagine how they would be without their meds.


What I have personally experienced in my own healing process has lead me to realize that a good percentage of people with a 9-5 schedule need Western Medical Protocol. Western Medicine, can help to suppress symptoms, at least for awhile. This enables people to hold it all together, to maintain the status quo. It is often damn hard to ride out feeling unwell when taking a Holistic Approach to healing.This is especially true if a person has a volatile health situation at hand. I have gained more compassion for people and their decisions, if they are their own decisions, to medicate their symptoms in order to function, and move on. All children, some informed and elderly have these decisions made for them, as do many others. At the present time an overly medicated society, and what it means for the future of the  world, is being played out in the worldwide daily news cycle. It is not pretty.


Please consider this:  Poor health and serious illness is, or eventually becomes, a by- product of a weak immune system. Having an organ, such as a Gallbladder,  removed helps to open the door for a weakened response to pathogens. I use Gallbladder removal as an example because it is a very common surgery today. A subject onto itself. Anyway, with continued exposure to environmental and other toxins [the list is endless], a person is very apt to project their physical condition onto the outer world. Why? If a person does not feel safe in their own body it is hard to feel safe in the world. Not feeling safe has become  a way of thinking and being. For many, feeling unsafe composes the fabric of daily life. This is greatly due to the degradation of the environmental health of our planet.


Exposure to toxic substances is definitively displayed in the behavior of a growing number of  people who are directly exposed the repercussion of war. Chemical warfare and the use of depleted uranium [and many other chemical / toxic substances] has greatly contributed to the very disturbing behavior that we see among those that are barraged daily with these poisons. In our own country, the US Military are prime examples of this phenomenon. A growing number of military men and women unwittingly fall prey to depressed, anti social, suicidal and other violent behavior. At worst, their behavior is similar to that they are trained to defend against. Our military men and women, and their families deserve so much better. We all do.


The more inflamed and infected with slow burning, or not so slow burning pathogens a person is, the more they are apt to respond to the world in a defensive way. Defensiveness is a  response that is due to  and a reflection of of an unhealthy physical condition. Knee jerk defensiveness is the world I see being projected back to me in the present world news cycle. What makes some people feel safe, such as more armaments, more military, the idea of building walls and not bridges, does not make me feel more safe.

As a person who does feels unsafe at times, I know this is. at the root, a reflection of my inner terrain. From what I understand, the Mayan Civilization elders are said to believe that there are no safe places, there are only safe people. I am not sure exactly what that means, but it is something to ponder.

There are a number of ways to help heal in a world that is constantly being bombarded with contaminants in our air, water and earth. These are toxic substances, most of which we can not see. Presently, I am finding help from Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD. There are a number of other protocols, that I know of and have been helped by. I have written about some of them in past blog posts. If you have the time, go back and look at what I have written. Hopefully, there may be some information there that may be of help to you.











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Over the past 15 years, for numerous reasons,  I have done hundreds of Liver/ Gallbladder Flushes. The top of the list reason is that I knew my sluggish gut was greatly impacted by my Liver and Gallbladder being bogged down. I could feel that sluggishness impacting how I felt everyday. Of course, I did many other  Holistic therapies to heal my body, and get to the crux of the problem. I chronicle them in many of the 250 posts I have written since 2011. Unfortunately, I was not able to improve the condition of my bowel to any level that I had hoped through the Liver / Gallbladder Flushes, fasting, Colon Cleanses, Colonics, etcetera. Being a colon therapist helped educate me as to the level of digestive dysfunction that so many people deal with on a daily basis. The level of dysfunction that is widely accepted as normal.


Within the past two weeks I have begun using Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD Vitality Capsules. I can honestly say that her capsules aid in emulsifying Liver and Gallstones. Vitality Capsules definitely stimulate the bile flow that is absolutely necessary in improving our overall health. I was NOT  happily onboard to buy these capsules. This is primarily because I have invested so much money, energy and time using other products that did not give me the results I needed. Also, as I read the ingredients of the Vitality Capsules, the combination seemed more laxative in nature. In using Dr. Daniels herbs  I have personally experienced this is not the case. The gut becomes more active, but not MOSTLY due to the herbs that have laxative properties, but due to the activation of the production of bile.

As I said above, I have done many Liver  and Gallbladder Flushes as directed by David Jubb, PHD and Annie Jubb. Also, and most notably, by the late Andreas Moritz. For me Liver / Gallbladder Flushes became more productive while doing the Parasite Protocol of Dr. Andreas Kalcker – Kerri Rivera. Why? I am sure it is because the Liver and Gallbladder are filled with Parasites, Bacterial and Fungal Sludge. Lovely. The understanding of the Parasite life cycle, the New and Full Moon, is the backbone of the Kalcker Protocol. I, and many others I am in touch with, have seen a dramatic release of Parasitic Material be released during The Kalcker/ Rivera Parasite Protocol.

The Liver Gallbladder Flushes can be traumatizing to the body and Psyche. What do I mean? Well, there is a one time consumption of Olive Oil, Grapefruit and Lemon Juice along with some other ingredients that are meant to emulsify stones, trigger the Liver and Gallbladder to relax and release what has most likely been there for a very, very long time. The mention of drinking 4-8  ounces of Olive Oil in a rather short period of time, to most anyone I know, is not inviting. A deal breaker for many. Not everyone finds the Flushes traumatic, but the  cleansing after effects of the Flushes can go on for at least a few days.


My experience is yes. I have personally seen a release of bile, emulsified stones and intact stones leave my body since taking Dr. Daniels Vitality Capsules. I followed the directions and began with one capsule the first day, increasing one more each day. I have seen more bile released since using these capsules than I did when doing full Liver / Gallbladder Flushes. Is this due to the history I have of doing so many Flushes? In sharing notes with two other people using the Vitality Capsules, I am sure that is not the case. Their health history is very different than mine. Most notably neither of them have ever done one Liver / Gallbladder Flush.

So, I have settled on 5 Vitality Capsules per day, for now. I do not feel that Liver / Gallbladder Flushes are a waste of time. I do think these herbs could make them less necessary. The Vitality Capsules would most probably make Liver / GB Flushes more easy going and help in successfully releasing Liver and Gall stones. To learn more about Vitality Capsules and Dr. Jennifer Daniels you can listen to her radio show that is available on Facebook. More important is to read her PDF – The Candida Cleanse .