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Just an observation

excess01Quick observation with a larger – more important – context.

There are a couple of signs that indicate when you’re taking too much of something.

They indicate you may not need the supplement/medication.

This would be worthy of a discussion with a health care provider.  It is not meant to suggest you suddenly stop taking whatever it is you are taking.

If you take too much of a supplement, or take a supplement you do not need, your body will respond first by attempting to get rid of the excess.  If that doesn’t work, it will stow it.

In the case with excess calcium that will go into the joints and on the artery walls.  Not great.

The irony here is that you may end up with a deficiency of whatever it is you were trying to replenish – because you took too much.

Case in point:  Take thyroid medication when you don’t need it and your next blood reading will show that your TSH levels will have gone down.  Happened to me – my doc explained that it was evidence that low thyroid was not my problem (or the source of my debilitating fatigue).  

This was when I was trying to figure out why I was feeling so sick – what ended up being EMF Sensitivity.  Every damned blood and medical test told me I was healthy – I wasn’t.  But that’s a tale for another time…

So, with regards to potassium.  If your body has too much of it you may have some off-the-wall symptoms.  Namely, sneezing and coughing.

Which are symptoms of low potassium.

You may also get burning calves and hamstrings, along with burning muscles wherever scar tissue exists.

The association between calcium and sulphur which are on the opposite side of the potassium teeter totter – are complex- .  Excess calcium and excess sulphur can both result in symptoms associated with arthritis – though they are different.  Excess sulphur is burning in muscles.  Excess calcium is pain in joints and where scar tissue is.  And heart disease and dementia since excess calcium on artery walls reduces critical blood flow.  And excess calcium on intestinal walls?  …

There are a number of symptoms people may not realize are sending signals to back off medications or supplements.

Especially mowing calcium like it was M & Ms.

btw:  The symptoms of diabetes and the symptoms of low potassium are similar.  If you start taking insulin when in fact you have low potassium, your body will cut back on making insulin and you could end up with a condition you didn’t have to begin with.


Quietly Fading Away

A funny thing happened on the detox excess calcium path…

In 1979 I had brain surgery to repair a hemorrhage.  I’ve had a fairly significant horseshoe shaped scar ever since.

Originally red, it turned white and got slightly smaller but was also very noticeable.

My hair generally covered it though hair stylists over the years have freaked out about it.

No, I am not happy with this type of awkward situation.

I always quickly explained I’d had brain surgery and though I was always nonchalant about it – I’ve had various responses.

Not usually too positive.  Freak out while trying not to be obvious about is common.

A good part of the reason the scar was so noticeable was because the hair didn’t grow there.  The white line of it was visible.

This was the same with a small scar on the back of my head from a bike accident.  The hair stylist’s reaction to that one was that I had alopecia.  Um, no –  just a scar from where I had three stitches.  She insisted I was going bald – likely from stress – and I’d better see a doctor before it was too late.

Fast Forward to now.

My current stylist is pretty cool and never mentioned the scar.  I may know why…

Shortly after I began incorporating baking soda therapy into my detox regimen, I noticed scars shrinking and disappearing.

The very first to go was that one on the back of my head.  I am no longer able to feel it and my husband hasn’t seen evidence of it.

Within a month of that, moles began to fall off.

And have continued to do so.  The most recent?  One I had for over twenty years.  The skin is totally fine.  Looks normal.  No mole.

Last night I was in the bathroom and I pushed a hand through my hair.  To my surprise, I was unable to find “the scar.”

I’d told my mom this past summer that I’d noticed since doing the baking soda therapy and detoxing the excess calcium, the bone from the brain surgery scar had been filling in.  I used to feel like I could put my finger through a hole and then – nope.  It was like a divot.  A smell shallow divot.

I kept pulling my hair back and looking for that white horseshoe line but – nada.  I called my family in and they didn’t see any scar either.

My husband and I have been together for over 21 years so I asked him to look for it.  After all, he’s seen it plenty as it came up in conversation early in our relationship.

Aaron couldn’t find it either.

I can feel the place in the bone that was cut though that “hole” is no longer there.

It’s also no longer sensitive and I don’t get the migraines there I used to.

As for that horseshoe line – I checked again this evening and all I could find was a white line that is approximately 3 inches long in the general area.  That’s it.

Intentions.  My intention when this whole hoopla started was to heal from what turned out to be EMF Sensitivity.  The path was through detoxification of heavy metal poisoning.

Later, I had to cope with an entirely different situation that was due to excess calcium.

The shrinking and disappearing scars and the moles that have and continue to fall off was just a side effect.

I have to admit, I’m not sorry about it.  The brain surgery scar has been a difficult if unavoidable discussion point throughout my life.  These visible, if unexpected and unplanned results help me know that what I’m doing with the detox is working even when it seems like I’ve hit a plateau – or worse – a setback.

And there have been more of those than I would like to think about.

I share this because I’ve always felt the body could rebuild itself and heal – if we let it.  Now I’m seeing evidence.

At this point I believe most moles are the body’s evidence of its efforts to detoxify medications and mineral/metals through the skin.  I never had many growing up but after taking birth control pills noticed more – many of which were flesh colored and normal.

And yes – I always had a dermatologist check them.  Now?  Not much to check.

Coffee, Banana, or Red Wine?

bananacoffee2cc_wide-f682009e4fcb4e6cdc8e51d18011dd58016d0183-s800-c85.jpgAt this point in the game of holistic health balance, it’s the subtle nuances that are the most challenging.

Imagine a boat in the water.  Just when things settle, a wave from a passing boat starts the rocking and in an attempt to stabilize things, you end up overcompensating which brings more water and turbulence into the boat – and into the situation.

I’ve just concluded a three-month study on the effects of various foods on my recovery from calcium toxicity.

These were foods I had had to cut out of my diet for unknown reasons.

I’ve narrowed the situation to a Sulphur/Calcium effect.

I’m still coming to understand the cause-effect but the more high Sulphur foods I ingest, the more Calcium is absorbed, the more dairy is a problem, the more symptoms I experience.

Just as spreading out electronic devices was a way to defeat the EMF “cumulative effect”, limiting the number of high Sulphur foods has helped me manage the overall healing situation while not worrying about have nothing to eat.

For awhile I was so limited in my food choices I was causing other issues.  I had barely anything at all I could eat.

At this stage, I cannot have coffee, banana, and red wine in the same day.  Since the banana is providing potassium, and coffee has a number of benefits, I decided red wine would be the food to go.

In the past six months I’ve studied the role alcohol plays in healing from autoimmune conditions.  It’s significant, though each alcohol type offers unique benefits.

As I continue to heal from the overload to my system, my chemistry changes.  I continue to adapt, learning as I go.

We really ARE What we Eat!  

It’s truly worth not just paying lip service to the effect of foods and beverages on our health.  


Awareness V. Sensitivity

Airblown+Inflatables+Projection+Kaleidoscope+Happy+Halloween+PumpkinJust in time for Halloween…

I find myself facing a bit of conundrum at this point in my EMF Sensitivity research.  When is something an awareness as opposed to a sensitivity?

It’s been several years since I’ve had any issues with technology EMFs.

As I detoxed heavy metals, my sensitivity to – being sickened by – technology EMFs ceased.

I realized I was no longer sensitive to the technology EMFs after discovering that the WiFi had been left on – but I wasn’t aware of it.

There were no physical symptoms.

As I continued to detoxify the metals my sensitivity to various types of technology EMFs lessoned then ceased.

WiFi, followed by Bluetooth, then RADAR.

I continued to learn from my nutrition based healing protocol and while my health has rebounded, I find myself with two interesting yet very different “sensitivities.”

Or is it awareness?

  • Fault lines
  • Ghosts

Geology EMFs.  Up until fairly recently, I was sickened by the ultra-low and very low EMFs emitted by geologic fault lines.  After detoxing the heavy metals, I noted that I no longer felt sick around the fault lines but my awareness of them seemed to remain.

My ears would ring before a quake.  The higher the pitch, the louder it was, and the longer I heard it, the larger the quake and the lengthier the shaking.  I had sensitivity at very small quake levels (i.e. 1.5 – 2 on the Richter scale).

We moved to a different geologically active part of the country and the ringing in my ears continued – but switched ears.

I also discovered my head turns in the exact direction the quake waves are traveling from.

As I continued the nutritional therapy, my sensitivity to fault lines seemed to disappear.

There was one I would periodically ride over and I noticed that over time, the symptoms I felt when near the thing would lessen.  Eventually, they disappeared altogether.

I recently discovered there is a fault line in the very location where I felt a change that was unique. The area “felt” sad.

The feeling is fleeting but is consistent in that each time I drive over the area, I feel it.

After sensing the change enough times I said, “There must be a fault line here or something.”

I honestly couldn’t tell you what made me say that.  Not sure why I  had that association given the “symptom” was an emotional feeling as opposed to the physically unpleasant symptoms I felt previously.

Turns out there is a fault line in that exact location and while I am “aware” of the change when I drive over it, I am no longer “sensitive” in that I don’t feel any physical symptoms.  I don’t get sick.

I’ll be curious to see – since I continue to follow the nutritional philosophy of naturally lowering excess calcium and significantly reducing Sulphur foods, if my awareness to geologic EMFs will lessen as well.

Paranormal EMFs.  As I wrote in Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with EMF Sensitivity, one of the symptoms of the EMF Sensitivity was a loss of all my paranormal abilities.

It was very unsettling as I’d had them basically all of my life and the loss was relatively sudden. 

The very first remedy I discovered, the copper, zinc, and silver bracelet, appeared to restore the abilities by blocking the EMFs that were blocking the abilities.  After we moved away from the Bay Area, and I began to recover, my abilities returned fully – and strengthened.

I have realized that unlike with the geologic EMFs, as I become healthier, my sensitivity to the paranormal EMFs – my awareness of ghosts – strengthens.

Ghosts themselves are a form of EMF so it makes sense that I would be aware of them.  

The interesting thing about the spirits is that just as with other EMFs, they cause an adrenal response. However, unlike with the other EMFs, the ghosts do not cause my body to release histamines.

I’m not “allergic” to the ghosts the way I was to the other EMFs.

In the case of the ghosts, I feel a bit of a … change though even this has lessened.  It used to be I had to eat something after a ghostly encounter since my blood sugar seemed to lower.

Suggests adrenal response.

At this point, I don’t have that issue.  I’m still aware of them and different ghosts have a different feel but other than the awareness of their presence, I don’t seem to have any symptoms.

Ghosts and Geology.  It was while doing EMF research I came to see that areas with geologic fault lines seem to be havens for ghosts.

This applied to both sides of the Rockies.  Faults east of the Rockies are older and often deeper but there are several fault systems up and down the East and Midwest US.

Many of the battlefields where I’ve had encounters with ghosts are locations chosen because of a geologic feature that made them strategic.  It also means there are EMFs.  And now – ghosts.  At least, anecdotally, there seems to be a relationship.

It’s interesting to note that as my awareness of one type of EMF goes down, my awareness of a different EMF goes up.  But is this awareness a sensitivity?

For now I associate sensitivity with unpleasant physical symptoms. Awareness is simply that – being aware. What I do with that awareness is a different story altogether.

More research is needed.

For more on my interaction with ghosts, check out to see the Spooky Fun series I’ve got going (articles as well as videos).

Happy Halloween Season!


Chemical or Electrical? EMF Sensitivity Considerations…

Difference-Between-Electrochemical-Cell-and-Electrolytic-Cell-1As I sit here listening to Hi-Finesse’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 and sipping a nice Oregon Pinot Noir, an interesting thought occurred to me.

The kind of random thought that fuels research.

While emotions have a vibrational frequency, which suggests they are electrical in origin or nature, I know the chemicals that induce them.

I know – from personal experience – what metal/minerals induce various health states and thoughts and feelings.

It brings to mind a conversation I had with a colleague who holds a PhD in chemistry.  It was at the onset of my research into EMF Sensitivity and I was deciding whether to write from a chemistry or physics angle.

Unlike physics, chemistry was not my strong suit. Ironically, that all changed upon discovering that nutritional imbalances are the root cause of autoimmune diseases including EMF Sensitivity.  Chem class anyone?

I stood on my front lawn in the East Bay, California, incredibly sick from EMF Sensitivity, even as I spoke to him on the cell phone.  He pointed out that nothing in the body happened that wasn’t chemical in nature.  I countered with the fact that the chemical messages relied on the electrical signaling network of the cells.

Thanks for your patience, wisdom and perspective, TK.

In the end I decided to go at it from the physics side for one simple reason:  I was extremely comfortable with the subject, including theoretical and  subatomic, and appreciated how the laws of physics explained how the universe works.

The various laws of physics and their associated components did more to explain what took place during my NDE than chemistry. Ironically, though many will not relate, physics did more to explain God than my Catholic upbringing.  For me, at least.**

The totality of the experience has taught me that we are electrochemical beings living in an electromagnetic world and the complexities of that present themselves in numerous ways, many of which have yet to be revealed.  But here is one of the ultimate ironies of it all.  Chemistry, and not electricity, is behind a great deal of the life-altering and often devastating symptoms associated with EMF Sensitivity.

Want proof?  Overload on calcium and watch how quickly depression sets in, along with anger and paranoia.  Oh, and we can’t forget hopelessness and despair.

EMFs of various frequencies can heighten and intensify the feelings but they don’t necessarily directly cause them.

Only 5 – 15% of the Western population is EMF Sensitive.

If you fix the chemical imbalances the ability of EMFs to induce negative states is reduced and/or eliminated.

Now consider this…where do we ingest most of our chemicals from?

I suggest you move beyond the air we breathe and even the water we drink for this exercise, though both do contribute significantly.

Let’s just say there is a hell of a lot more to EMF Sensitivity than Cellular or WiFi frequencies.

A GREAT place to start on the road to healing is to get your electrolytes balanced.  That’s an electrochemical solution at its finest.

**  I am aware of Dr. Michael Persinger’s “God Helmet” that suggests God is a brain manufactured electromagnetic phenomenon.  I counter with the perspective that God – Higher Power – etc – exists and that you can tune the brain like you tune a radio dial to pick up a frequency that is already there.

You can definitely “F” up this dial chemically, which puts it out of tune.

Too much of one mineral and not enough of another.  The minerals that have the most impact?  Electrolytes.

Dig deeper.

Variability Vs. Repeatability: The Challenge of Diagnosing EMF Sensitivity

In reading an article about RF interference, I was reminded of the parallels between networking hardware and humans.

Humans are electrical beings.  We are all transmitting and receiving signals twenty-four hours a day. Our brains, an electrical organ, along with the nervous system – another one – process the signals and carry out any necessary actions as a result. 

When I read a particular paragraph, I was reminded of the difficulty involved with diagnosing EMF Sensitivity.

This difficulty tends to leave researchers frustrated to the extent they dismiss the symptoms as psychosomatic.  In other words, the subjects are told there is no such thing as EMF Sensitivity though I think that sentiment is going out of fashion as more information about the legitimacy of this condition becomes available.

From the article: 

  • What RF levels will impact equipment operations?
    This is truly a case-by-case issue. There are no set regulations defining a single RF level that will cause RF interference. Among other things, it depends on the sensitivity of the equipment under consideration, or how low an interfering signal can be in the presence of the equipment and cause problems. Also, equipment can be particularly sensitive to very low signal levels of one frequency and yet quite immune to high signal levels of another frequency—so frequency is an important factor. Some electronic system components are internally shielded and have a very high immunity to interference. But generally, most equipment has not been so engineered.

I disagree with the last line where it applies to humans. Our immune systems are definitely designed to handle EMFs from a variety of sources.  When the immune system has been compromised because the body doesn’t have the nutrients necessary to make the enzymes and hormones that power this intricate system, then it is unable to shield effectively.

This paragraph beautifully illustrates the difficulty in diagnosing EMF Sensitivity.  Different people can and do react differently – different symptoms – to different frequencies.

No two EMF Sensitives will necessarily react the same way.

I once saw a video in which a British man was talking about how he and others who were EMF Sensitive had been participating in a laboratory study in which they were blasted with different electromagnetic frequencies. He expressed frustration at the fact the different members of the group responding differently to different frequencies and sometimes not being affected at all convinced researchers there was nothing scientifically measurable going on.

EMF Sensitivity is an environmental condition.

Though if you repair the internal environment, the external one has less – if any – negative impact.

EMF Sensitivity is caused by heavy metal toxicity induced mineral imbalance.  Fix that and the sensitivity – and its associated symptoms – vanish.

It’s a highly individualized condition.  This is why really digging into when any symptoms started and what environmental conditions – internal as well as external – changed is critical in mapping out a strategy to deal with it.

Keep a journal!!!!!

The scientific method so accepted for research may not be enough in this situation.

Variability and not repeatability needs to be prioritized.

Variability in the Treatment as Well.  Not all remedies work for all individuals.

It depends on what is going on with any one individual.

Not even the fact that mineral imbalance is at the root of the problem erases the need to accept variability.

Yes, detoxing heavy metals and other toxins is key, as is rebalancing the minerals.  The variability lies in the methods of detox and rebalancing, which will vary depending on what toxins are involved and what minerals need rebalancing.

Constant Change.  Just  to make this super fun – the body’s chemistry changes throughout the detoxification and rebalancing process, so changing the protocol as necessary – tweaking it – is critical.

No matter how often.  

I write about this in my books.  An example would be how food intolerances can appear and disappear as the rebalancing ensues and continues. 

All these variables necessitate that the patient be truly involved – I would go so far as to say needs to own responsibility for – their recovery.  A doctor can guide.  A doctor can suggest.  A doctor can run tests to illustrate progress.  Only the patient can tell if something changed prior to a doctor visit or test result.

It’s a myth that something is working because you feel worse before you feel better.  Sometimes, yes, but not nearly as often as you might think. 

The best way to approach dealing with EMF Sensitivity when you are not a health expert is to accept that you are an expert – in YOU.

I believe a doctor and/or health care provider is a consultant. He or she is not a parent and does not and should not have the final say.

You are an expert in YOU!

Healing Holistically Is Like Organizing Your House


I once had someone tell me, “I can’t move.  I have too much stuff.”


He and his wife had lived in their home for decades.


It reminds me of people who say, “I can’t go the natural way.  My doctor says I have to be on the medication for the rest of my life.

Yes, some people truly do need to take certain medications for the rest of their lives but for many, there are natural and holistic alternatives.

19 years ago, I had a doctor say that to me about thyroid medication.  I laughed and said, “You work on the thyroid, I’ll work on curing the underlying problem and get off of it.”  I was off the stuff within four months and have never needed it since.

I went to a woman at a health food place who regularly consulted with a holistic doctor. She had one of the machines that Dr. Clark refers to in her book The Cure for All Diseases.  She diagnosed me with low adrenal function, put me on a regimen of adrenal bovine and other natural therapies and voila!

That was small beans compared to what I had to do to cure myself of EMF Sensitivity and Rheumatic Arthritis.

Same exact root cause and same exact steps to cure both.

A Monumental Shift.  Choosing to address health problems naturally and holistically is the equivalent of cleaning out and organizing your home.

First, and most importantly, you have to decide to do it.

You need to start out small or you’ll end up overwhelmed.  In the case of the house, let’s say you start with a kitchen drawer. Then you might finish all the drawers. Then you take on the cupboards.

Once one room is finished, you can tackle the next, and the next.  Afterward, you have some choices to make.

The choice people all too often make is the most harmful.  “Oh my god, it all looks so bare!  What am I going to do with all this space?  I need to hurry and get more stuff to put in here!”

 In other words, you go back to old habits that got you into trouble in the first place.

If you are not great at staying motivated or knowing what to do, I suggest you hire a professional.

Just like with organizing your home.

Choices Choices.  You could repaint the place, upgrade a few things, or perhaps decide to move in order to downsize.

This would fall into the simplify your life category.

You might decide you don’t need some of the stuff in your house.

This might be realizing you have some toxic situations in your life which could include a job and/or people and/or other situations. By the way, this likely played into how you ended up sick in the first place.  The stuff just sort of piles up over time and the next thing you know – trouble.

The Only Way Out Is Through.  There is no holistic quick fix.

There isn’t one with the pharmaceutical/surgical approach either.

Taking pills to mask symptoms is like shutting the door to a room or closet filled with junk.

The underlying problem doesn’t go away just because you can’t see it.

Going the holistic way is a commitment to yourself; one I think is worthwhile.

But it is not for everyone.  You truly have to buy into the philosophy of it. 

You have to be willing to do the work.

The rewards are many!

Be well!

I was never a patient of Dr. Rosella.  He helped me heal indirectly.

As far as I am aware, Marty and her wonderful machine have long since moved on.