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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.

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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.  

 

Variability Vs. Repeatability: The Challenge of Diagnosing EMF Sensitivity

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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!

Interview with Lloyd Burrell

o-radio-microphone-facebook1.jpgTo my good fortune, Lloyd Burrell of ElectricSense reached out to me for an interview regarding my work diagnosing, treating, and living with EMF Sensitivity. 

Known as EHS or Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity in Europe.

What an awesome opportunity to educate people on this often misunderstood condition!

Lloyd is every bit as passionate as I am about helping people live a fuller, healthier life!  It was a true delight to speak with him!

During the interview I mention one of the many remedies I discovered for reducing and/or alleviating the symptoms, a bracelet with copper, silver, and zinc.  I have since been contacted about where I bought the bracelets.  While the store I bought the bracelets at no longer carries, them, I can provide some suggestions on where you can find versions of this particular remedy.

This is a remedy for various symptoms.  It is not a cure. 

The bracelets were one of many remedies I used to alleviate symptoms while I went about curing the root cause of the condition.

To find out more, read Wipeout EMF: The Challenge of Curing Autoimmune Disease and Calcium: The Old Man Mineral and its Role in EMF Sensitivity.

The bracelets I purchased for $8 a piece are now on the web for $40 and more.  To me this is gouging.

The quality just isn’t there to justify this.

You can easily get a less expensive and equally suitable piece elsewhere.

A bracelet that is only copper can and should suffice for many.

The best places?

  • The tourist shops in old ghost towns and mining towns in the American Southwest. **
  • Native American events such as PowWows  **
  • Native American store websites **
  • Pharmacies **
  • Amazon
  • Etsy

** means BEST PRICES! You will NOT be ripped off at the tourist shops or going through Native American vendors.

I never have.

Caveat.  If you do not suffer from EMF Sensitivity and you wear metal, you may have a different experience.

Once I was cured of my EMF Sensitivity, I discovered I can become uncomfortable wearing metals under certain conditions.  My own electromagnetic field is different since curing myself of the issue.

Not all copper is copper.  I did not have luck at all – as I write in Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with EMF Sensitivity – buying copper from the hardware store.

For more information on the remedies, see Riding the Waves.

FYI.  Lloyd is putting together a seminar that promises to be packed with information for those wanting to learn more about this condition.  The information presented is suitable for those just scratching the surface as well as those looking for a more scientific/research take on it all.

See his site for details.

Be well!