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Food Intolerance is NOT EMF Sensitivity

Fast-Food-Junk-Food-ThinkstockPhotos-859791694.jpgNote:  This article is long.

In September of 2014 I came to understand I developed EMF Sensitivity as a result of heavy metal and environmental poisoning I got because of living in the SF Bay Area.  I set out on an aggressive nutrition-based protocol to detoxify from the heavy metals and restore nutritional balance.  By June, 2015, I was free of EMF Sensitivity.

In October of that year I moved to a different part of the country.  Within three months I was dealing with a slew of odd health issues that did not appear to be related to EMF Sensitivity.  I can now say with complete confidence I was right.  The issue was completely different.

How It All Unraveled.  Beginning in the summer of 2015, I decided to focus on rebuilding nutritional stores that were seriously depleted as a result of the chemical toxicity.  To that end, I looked into foods that purported to be packed with vitamins and minerals.

Superfoods.

I also purchased a book on using foods to heal the immune system.

Within a short time of eating foods considered uber-healthy (superfoods) I began to develop food intolerances.

At no time did I experience a relapse of EMF Sensitivity.

I moved and continued with the healthy eating regimen.  I purchased another book about foods that heal the immune system and one on foods that are considered anti-inflammatory.  Within a short time of eating these healthy foods, my health began to seriously deteriorate.

Though I had no relapse of EMF Sensitivity!

A doctor gave me probiotics in an effort to improve my gut health.  Within days I had to quit taking them because of how sick I got from them.

Around this time we had out of town visitors which left us eating out more than normal.

Before then we’d been making homemade meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, from fresh ingredients that were often organic.

I quickly realized that I felt much better after eating restaurant food.

Which was sometimes greasy and often contained processed and/or non-organic ingredients.

We moved to a new part of the geography which allowed me to learn a great deal – in hindsight – about the effects of calcium and hard water on health and EMF Sensitivity in particular.  But it didn’t stop there.

I now realize that all those superfoods were directly responsible for my developing horrible food intolerances.

It got so bad I could barely eat anything at all.  I had to eliminate fresh fruits and vegetables, all bread and pasta, cheese and dairy.  Over time I had to eliminate salads.  I lost a LOT of weight.  Too much.

I came to see that if I drank alcohol with a meal I was able to eat more.

Alcohol is anti-inflammatory and also anti-histamine in nature.  It also helped my digestion.

Thus began my slow battle back to normalcy.  Thanks to the alcohol with dinner, I was able to eat a wider variety of foods and digest them. This meant I was absorbing more nutrients.  As my digestion improved I regained the ability to tolerate more foods which led to better digestion which led to more tolerance.

I continued to learn and now understand how everything deteriorated out of control.

I ate healthy “super” foods.

The introduction of superfoods changed my gut flora in a way that resulted in severe food intolerances and food allergies.

But no return of EMF Sensitivity!!!!

The worst culprits were fermented foods and foods considered anti-inflammatory.  Specifically

  • natural pickles
  • kefir
  • fermented butter
  • Brussels sprouts
  • cabbage

The changes caused me to develop intolerance to yams, acorn squash, potatoes, bananas, green beans, all legumes, all dairy, all butter, sourdough bread, beer, chicken, and turkey.

I never in my life had any food allergies or intolerances prior to the healthy eating.

Are you Kidding Me?  As I continued to eat healthy I developed an intolerance for all tea, as well as coffee.  I could no longer tolerate either red or white wine.

I could drink espresso, champagne, margaritas, and water.

Enough Already!  To fix the problem I quit eating all healthy foods and focused on eating pizza and restaurant food.

I also focused on rebuilding my severely depleted potassium stores through supplementation since I could tolerate no foods high in potassium thanks to an intolerance to sulphur.

I inched my way back to health and an ability to eat more foods.

By focusing on foods that are supposedly nutritionally empty (i.e. white bread).

So far so good.  About a week ago I decided to tackle the remaining intolerances in an unconventional way and while I’m in the middle of the protocol, I am seeing positive results after just four days.

I got the idea based on my experience approaching illness holistically.  A bit of research revealed others in other countries had had success with the methodology and though I didn’t copy their system exactly, I did draw from their reports when considering my approach.

I will be updating this site with the final results in about two weeks.

I’ll warn you, it’s a complicated protocol.  Imagine riding a teeter totter uphill and you got it.  

Stay tuned…

 

 

 

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Small Victories = Big Meaning

800px_COLOURBOX1595221I was out shopping yesterday, looking at some jewelry.  Among the bracelets was one made of a material I’ve never had good luck with.

In fact, as I write in Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with EMF Sensitivity, it has caused pain to even touch it.

To my happy surprise, not only did touching it not have any adverse reaction, it felt good.

Soothing which is interesting, given that’s what it’s known for.

Magnetic Materials.  The stone is hematite, a stone with magnetic properties.  At the height of the EMF Sensitivity, I was unable to touch any stones with magnetic properties, including red jasper and hematite, without feeling pain.

An electrical burning went up my arm, down my spine, down my leg. Fun for all.

I took a moment to appreciate the latest sign of progress in curing the EMF Sensitivity.  There are other small victories as well, and they all have significant repercussions for me.

  • I was able to help someone overcome an allergy to chocolate they’d had all their life – using the exact same protocol I used to cure my EMF Sensitivity and RA.
  • I figured out why alcohol has healing benefits in my condition(s)
  • I figured out what the X Factor is

It only took six years.

Allergies and intolerances.  By restoring the minerals and nutrients required for producing the numerous hormones and enzymes in the body, I have been able to help others as well as myself get rid of food allergies and intolerances.

Anti-inflammatory makes for better digestion.  The anti-inflammatory properties of alcohol keeps the immune system from interfering with digestion.  This allows for better digestion of food and better absorption of critical nutrients.

Interestingly, both champagne and tequila, two alcohols that have been instrumental in helping me recover from EMF Sensitivity AND RA, are known for their ability to help with digestion.  I now understand WHY and that’s a REALLY GOOD THING!

X Factor understood.  Just like EMF Sensitivity, it’s an internal/external situation.

Internal.  The body is a sophisticated antenna that can be tuned into various frequencies simply by altering the mineral balance.

Copper, mercury, calcium, and Sulphur have the most impact from what I can tell.

Having too much calcium and Sulphur will tune the body into frequencies that are difficult to shield from and are pretty harmful.

These frequencies have absolutely NOTHING to do with technology.

To ensure the mind doesn’t become tuned to the problematic frequencies, simply ensure you do not have an excess of the “wrong” foods.

Foods that tune you into the negativity associated with the frequency.

Avoiding hard water and foods high in sulfites will go far. 

External.  Just like with the frequencies associated with EMF Sensitivity, there are certain materials that will do a degree of shielding.  I’ll be honest, figuring out which materials were helpful was incredibly difficult.

They are not the same materials I used to shield from harmful EMFS.

An added challenge was that the protocol used to deal with the EMF Sensitivity did not work for these particular frequencies.

It was beyond tedious to have to go back to the basics when trying to troubleshoot.  I haven’t suffered from EMF Sensitivity or RA in YEARS!  I employed the same troubleshooting and testing and after 7 months figured out what’s going on, what works, and what doesn’t.  For me.

Someone suffering from other issues may not get the same results.  They may not even be aware of these harmful frequencies because they’ve got bigger problems.

The Highest Irony.  Wi-fi blocks harmful X Factor frequencies to a significant degree.

I now leave my wi-fi on almost all the time.  If I’m in a public place where I’m being inundated by these X Factor frequencies, I’ll connect to whatever free wi-fi I can with my phone and create a nice little shield around myself.

I did note that the materials that I use to successfully block these frequencies are easily available and inexpensive.

The key is to pay attention to your environment and see how things change when you enter a location, leave it, eat or drink something, etc.

In other words, all the same troubleshooting techniques I provided to help in figuring out whether or not you are EMF Sensitive and how various remedies may help apply here.

What bothers one person may not bother another.

For X Factor frequencies, it’s about awareness which is modulated by the tuning of the “antenna of awareness”.  In other words, your focus can be altered by what you eat and drink.   

maxresdefaultNot All Roses.  There’ve been almost as many setbacks as there have been small victories.

Though no return of EMF Sensitivity or RA. 

Just as with testing for the EMF Sensitivity, testing for X Factor took a lot out of me.

You feel beat down and drained which ought to go far to explain the nature of the X Factor frequencies.

My task now is to make sure I avoid problem foods and beverages and have a few shielding materials handy just in case.

To try to explain the X Factor would take another book and that’s more than I want do do.  To give an idea, first know that these frequencies are not technological in nature.  Next, consider the effects of toxic environments, toxic news, toxic “systems” and their impact on you when you are exposed to them.  Anything that knocks you off course and takes you away from who you are at your core.

What is Healthy Eating?

meat-lovers-pizzas-love-fruity-red-wine1When I told my son’s first pediatrician that I’m a holistic doctor, he became concerned and asked, “You aren’t a vegetarian are you?  Or a vegan?”

I smiled and replied, “Nope. I eat Big Mac Meals.”

He was incredibly relieved.

As has every pediatrician I’ve had since been.

The concern stemmed from wanting to ensure my kids got the nutrients they need to be healthy.

Especially protein.

I followed the comment by explaining  I don’t rely on supplements.  I knew supplements couldn’t make up for real food.  They are to supplement the diet.

They can make a miraculous difference but they are not a miracle cure.

It isn’t just doctors, either…

Squirm Worthy.  I always find it fascinating how people react to hearing I write about healing disease with food.

There’s enough media coverage that most people understand the importance of “eating right” but some – I think –  worry I’m going to lecture them or try to convince them.  Um, definitely not. 

Depending on the direction the conversation goes, I may end up telling them I eat a normal American diet…most of the time.

Pizza is and has been the one food item I never became intolerant to and the one that always – without fail – has made me feel better. Fish and chips is a close second.

I’ll Drink to That.  Alcohol has played a significant role in helping me recover.

The anti-inflammatory properties cannot be underestimated.

Healthy eating is eating foods that provide what you need and don’t make you sick.

And as I’ve discovered, foods touted as being healthy can be extremely harmful.

It’s far more important what you don’t do and don’t ingest than what you do.

Meaning don’t ingest something that is harmful to your system.

Finding out what the ideal diet is takes a lot of work and my own experience has shown me that following expert advice isn’t always the way.

For me, foods purported to be healthy made me incredibly sick.  Especially foods touted to be anti-inflammatory.

It means that the responsibility for what constitutes healthy eating resides with the individual.

Who else knows your body the way you do?

Bland and boring.  Healthy eating isn’t about sawdust muffins and rabbit food that leaves you hungry.

It’s about you – and what is good for you.

Note:  What is considered healthy in another culture or what’s good for another individual  isn’t necessarily going to be good for you.

I once read a wonderful article written by a Hawaiian Native about why coconut oil can be harmful to people who were not raised with it. It’s true.  I’m highly intolerant to it, along with most tropical fruits. The Sulphur among other nutrients makes me horribly ill.

Wonderful and Delicious.  Food is part of celebrating life, not punishment.

That includes healthy food.

P.S.  I do not have strong opinions about vegans and vegetarians.  People need to do what is best for them.

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.  

 

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.