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Brittany Maynard-Thoughts?

A blog caught my attention about 29 year old Brittany and her ordeal with brain cancer. She has chosen to end her life on November 1st through assisted suicide. She is adamant that it isn’t suicide as the cancer will take her anyway in a cruel way. This is the last bit of control she has over the disease…how it will end and she has chosen a peaceful way to go as opposed to a horrific debilitating journey to the end of her physical life. She moved from California to Oregon because the laws are in her favour in Oregon. In California she would have had no choice but to die in a nasty way. When a person is suicidal they are usually clinically depressed and they see no other way out. She on the other hand, wants to live but knows that the cancer is incurable and also knows how the final weeks will be. She knows her prognosis and the signs that she is approaching the point when the quality of her life will decline rapidly. She has chosen not to go through that herself or to put her family through the ordeal. Right or wrong depends on your belief system. For her, she obviously hasn’t taken this decision lightly and hopefully this is the right choice for her. I prefer not to pass judgement as one can only know how a person in this position feels if you have been there yourself. My heart goes out to her and her family as they go through this incredibly trying process.

I always like to know ‘Why’? I probably drove my parents crazy. So as I thought about Brittany’s plight, I got to wondering that very question. Not from a standpoint of why her per se but from the point of what would cause this physically. I wondered if parasites could be part of it. I did some research and found a little bit of info but not much supporting that idea for the type of brain cancer she has (gliablastoma) but I did find some info about the possible connection to a virus (I believe related to herpes) and even to malaria. So I thought about the fact that she had traveled widely and wondered if she could have come into contact with something during her travels. This post today isn’t about pinning down the exact cause as I think there are multiple reasons for some cancers to develop. We do know that infections like staph and strep can be involved in many types of cancer. After all, staph is commonly behind cysts, carbuncles, boils and tumours. Often there will be multiple infections and there may be fungus or parasites involved too. Viruses can get in on the fun as the person progresses in the disease. So don’t take lightly that cyst that can turn into something more.

I don’t have cancer and hopefully never will. However, I could have gone down that road. When I was 7, I was in hospital ( a great place to get infections) for tests and when I came out I remember this awful huge boil on my leg. That was the start of my fun with staph infection. What followed was a roller coaster ride of staph infestations. Well really it was the same infection that would go and hide and then come out to play periodically. I had sties (eyes) from time to time. When I was 9 or 10 I developed a mass of horrid weeping sores on my butt. I spent the summer laying on my stomach. In my early teens I had impetigo (staph) which is quite contagious. In a town of 2000, I was the only one with it so I assume it was my reoccurring staph again. Also, in my teens I had pimples that I was told were acne but it didn’t look like other people’s acne. Again staph. As I got into university years I would get horrific colds and huge swollen lymph glands in my neck…staph. Around that time I would get this strange thought that would go through my head…Hodgkin’s, Hodgkin’s, Hodgkin’s. I didn’t really even know what that was at the time but it’s lymphoma. I didn’t know I had a staph infection during all this. At the time I didn’t even relate it all. It was much later that I figured it all out.

So eventually I met my husband. In the next few years he embarked on learning the system of CRA (Contact Reflex Analysis). I was tested regularly and lo and behold, one day staph showed up. Hmmmmm… So I went on a program to eradicate in. It took about 3 months with a product to boost my thymus (immune) and another one to clean up the wastes. If you don’t clean up the die off from the bacteria, if can recirculate and reinfect you. After that I never had any of those staph like symptoms again. Thankfully, knowing what I know now! I’m telling you this today so you can see how something that seems so minor like a boil, can mushroom into possibly cancer. Would it have? I don’t know but my intuition says yes.

So I’m just sharing this so you can be aware and hopefully be more observant of some of your own tendencies or your children’s and prevent a problem in the future.

brittany-maynard-600If you would like to read more about Brittany, here is a link. http://www.calebwilde.com/2014/10/29-year-old-brittany-maynard-has-decided-to-take-her-own-life-on-november-1st/ It’s too late to turn things around for Brittany’s physical condition but you can change your future if you choose to be observant and take steps before something irreversible occurs.

Breast Cancer Prevention and Then Some

Susan here today…

First of all here’s what The American Cancer Society says…

Cancer is caused by changes in a cell’s DNA-its genetic “blueprint.” Some of these changes may be inherited from our parents, while others may be caused by outside exposures, which are often referred to as environmental factors. Environmental factors can include a wide-range of exposures, such as the following:

Poor nutrition, tobacco use, physical activity, ultraviolet light, radon gas, infectious agents like bacteria, fungus and parasites, chemotherapy, radiation, immune system-suppressing drugs …interesting that they don’t come right out and say that cancer treatment can cause cancer:(, chemicals, solvents, sprays, cleansers, vapors, air quality, herbicides, pesticides, paint vapors, gasoline, other chemicals, xenohormones or estrogens in water, herbicides, pesticides, and toxic air.

Substances and exposures that can lead to cancer are called carcinogens. Some carcinogens do not affect your DNA directly, but lead to cancer in other ways.

Carcinogens do not cause cancer in every case, all the time. Substances labeled as carcinogens may have different levels of cancer-causing potential. Some may cause cancer only after prolonged, high levels of exposure. And for any particular person, the risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including how they are exposed to a carcinogen, the length and intensity of the exposure, and the person’s genetic makeup.

In October there is a lot of attention on breast cancer. Cancer plays a role in the lives of most people, either directly or indirectly. So why is breast cancer, in particular so prolific. In the US alone, breast cancer takes the lives of 45,000 women a year. Many in the prime of life! 95% of all breast cancer cases are caused by excess estrogen. So we will be looking at managing estrogen here and to manage your estrogen levels you need to understand the principles of apoptosis (limited cell life) and liver health. The liver is responsible for clearing excessive estrogen from your body so adapting habits that keep it healthy is a must.

Iodine (which most of you know is extremely important to thyroid health) is antagonized by three halides (bromine, fluorine, chlorine). All of these deplete your iodine sources. Iodine is not only needed for thyroid health, but it assists in proper colon function and reduces liver stress thus allowing it to function better and eliminate excess estrogen more efficiently.

bromides3Where do we find halides? Municipal drinking water, bakery products (after 1960, bromine was substituted for iodine due to misinformation about iodine), Gatorade and other sports drinks, some water purifiers so be careful what you buy, medications, pesticides (methylbromide used on foods such as strawberries), pools, hot tubs, car interiors (Love that new car smell!!), flouride toothpaste. Basically flouride, flourine, bromide, bromine, chloride and chlorine all are a problem. See the link for more info on iodine inhibitors.

http://www.co-creative-health-solutions.com/Common-Conditions.html

Here’s an excerpt from a previous blog that further explains how it’s not only estrogen that’s the problem but estrogen mimics.

Years ago, it was found that estrogen added to cancer cells caused the cancers to grow like wild fire. (Hmmm…is that why in their infinite wisdom, the medical world was promoting estrogen replacement? Big pharma, MORE $$$$$ MORE CANCER MORE $$$$) Later researchers accidentally found that cancers cultured in plastic petri dishes had dramatically accelerated growth even without adding estrogen. It turned out that the phthalates leeching out of the plastic containers were such potent cast estrogen mimics that they turned on the growth of cancer cells.

It’s obvious then that synthetic estrogens, whether they are from prescriptions or from estrogen mimics, can alter our chances for breast and other types of cancer. The bad news is that our society is swimming in a sea of estrogen.

Estrogen mimics or xenoestrogens are used in plastic bottles that hold pop and bottled water. They’re also used in plastic wraps that wrap supermarket meats and vegetables, etc. (Best to avoid microwave ovens all together but for sure DO NOT put plastic wrap over food and reheat it in a mikey.) So don’t be drinking water from plastic bottles either. Have you ever seen a big flat of bottled water sitting outside a store like say Walmart in the hot sun? What do you think is happening to the water? Yep…toxins from the heated plastic are going into the water. Also, think about cosmetics…full of chemicals. Find a company that produces natural cosmetics. Take a further look into the sources of these chemicals and how they get into our food and water supply so you can be more savvy. Check out the link below to Dr. Mercola’s chat with Dr. Christine Horner, author of ‘Waking the Warrior Goddess’. She has some good info and options for screening instead of mammograms. You can read the full blog and get the link to this interview here.

http://drdiffrant.com/2013/10/23/what-you-probably-dont-know-about-breast-cancer-prevention/

So what have we learned here? First of all avoid halides as much as possible. Not only will it help prevent cancer but it will help to keep your thyroid gland functioning normally. I call the thyroid your ‘happy’ gland. A great way to become depressed and end up on anti-depressants is to let your thyroid go without the support it needs. What I do is take some Iodine every day, not only for my thyroid but for prevention of cancer. Biotics make it in 2 forms one in a tablet form and one liquid.

http://www.co-creative-health-solutions.com/Common-Conditions.html   more info here on iodine inhibitors.

So I know that you are thinking, ‘How can I avoid halides when they are in my drinking water and I can’t drink bottled water’. Get a decent filter for your house and take your own water with you in a non-plastic container. We have a Kangen machine but they are $4000 approx. You can buy them on a payment plan so that might work for you. If you can’t afford one of these types of machines, Santevia filters are reasonable. It’s better than drinking from the tap and consider that reverse osmosis and distilled water are pretty much devoid of minerals and that’s no good either. We hydrate from minerals. So if you drink water that is devoid of minerals, you will deplete your minerals. You don’t want to do that considering our food is already pathetically low in minerals these days. Modern farming practices have seen to that. A hundred years or so ago 1 apple had almost 1/2 the daily recommended iron. Now…you have to eat 26 apples to get the same amount. Shocking!! Read this if you want to get depressed:( http://drdiffrant.com/2012/04/13/shocking-statistics-about-our-food-supply/

So basically eat a healthy organic diet as much as possible. We tend toward the vegetable based paleo diet and I’m not talking about vegetarianism here. Use the 80/20 rule so you don’t get too stressed out over things. We still have to have some fun! Avoid halides, get an iodine supplement, and support your liver. Another good thing to do is use a mineral supplement. And don’t get some cheap brand. Get a nutraceutical brand like Biotics Research – Multi Mins, Standard Process – All Organic Trace Mins or Nutri West – Trace Min +. These need to be purchased through health care practitioners and there’s a reason for that. These are high quality supplements designed to treat conditions so the products need to be really high quality and properly formulated. We mostly use Biotics. If you get cheap mins, you can’t absorb a lot of them and they can deposit where you don’t want them and cause issues. I recommend using nutraceuticals for any supplement you take.

Another really great thing to use for many reasons is Vitamin D as it is commonly deficient for reasons such as avoiding sunshine, sun screen, where you live and your age. Adequate vitamin D improves apoptosis. So when there is lots of sun, you may be able to get away without a supplement but people with darker skin may tend to have lower D levels so may consider supplementing always. We generally use Biotics Bio D Mulsion but there are other nutraceutical companies with Vitamin D products.

For liver support…Phosphatidylcholine (Biotics). This may also enhance gut function, adrenal efficiency, neurological capabilities and short term memory.

TRIVIA:

In Japan the average daily intake of iodine is 13.8 mg. The US RDA is 150 mcg. Japan has lower incidence of breast cancer, hypothyroid and feminizing cancers. Iodine deficiency is the main predisposing factor for breast cancer and fibrocystic disease. Women share their iodine with thyroid, breasts and ovaries. Before 1960, risk for breast cancer was 1:20. After 1960, iodine in bread was replaced with bromide. Breast cancer is now 1:8 and rising at 1% per year.

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My Zyto Scan Story

zytoPeople are always curious as to how the Zyto computerized scan can work. So here’s a recent scenario that happened to me (Susan). I think you will find it interesting and it will help you understand how the path to health unfolds. See the video below also.

A couple of months ago I developed a rash on my chest. Unusual for me. So that morning I decided to run a scan and see what would turn up. It was my spleen that was screaming for help and that was a first for me. So later that day I asked my husband (Dr. Van Dueck aka Dr. DiffRANT) to test me with CRA (Contact Reflex Analysis). I didn’t mention the spleen at that time as he would look at the scan afterwards. Guess what showed up? Yep…spleen. So he explained that the spleen is a cleaner upper and it was overloaded and couldn’t get rid of the wastes and was putting them into my skin. So I rummaged around in our inventory and found a bottle of spleen. Yippee! A few days later the rash was gone, never to return.

So some time went by and I had a few issues with lack of minerals and calcium which I corrected. Then about a week ago, I started feeling a bit sluggish and just not quite myself. So yesterday I did a scan and I had 46 markers out. Only 2 products showed up as necessary and the first product on the list would bring back in 42 markers. It was Bio C 1000 from Biotics. So I asked my husband what he thought because spleen was again asking for help as well. He said don’t take spleen right now. He thought I may have an infection. So he tested with CRA and sure enough I have strep…probably in my lungs because I’ve been coughing a bit. So the spleen is trying to clean up the wastes from the infection. Since it is most likely subclinical, it isn’t a full blow horrible sore strep throat or anything like that. But it is sucking my energy and likely causing some minor upper back pain. I’m definitely not out of alignment so I suspect that it is my lungs causing the discomfort. So I embarked on taking 2 Bio C 1000 every 2 hours yesterday and the idea is to do that until you get loose bowels. So today that happened and now I can back off to the recommended dosage on the Zyto report. I’ll continue for a couple of weeks and get rechecked. Check out my scan. You will see that liver, thymus and spleen are troubled. These 3 organs are the immune system.

So the moral of this story is that you can be walking around with bacteria, fungus, parasites and viruses and not even know it. I’m very aware of when I’m not quite right. A lot of people don’t think much of it but you should because it can be dangerous. What do you think is a big part of the cause of …the big C (Yes, Cancer)? Well, staph is what generally causes cysts and tumours. Fungus is another big possible cause. Cancer doesn’t just happen. There has to be a cause. And it isn’t just cancer, other diseases get started due to these buggies taking over. So I’m suggesting you pay attention to the little things so they don’t become big things that are hard or next to impossible to reverse.

I’ll take you back in my life a bit to give you an idea why I may be susceptible to bacteria and why I really keep an eye on that. When I was 7, I went into the hospital for a few days for tests. They couldn’t find anything wrong with me but I know now that I was likely already having thyroid issues (they are in our family). I have since learned how to keep that problem in check but at the time it was causing me to not want to do much physical activity and that was getting me into trouble in gym class.

After I got out of hospital, I had a big ugly boil on my leg. I still remember that thing…huge and full of pus. I know gross! BUT what is a boil caused from? Staph infection. Yes, the best place to get staph is the hospital so thanks to my little stay I came out with a problem that would haunt me for years. What happened next?

Well, a couple of years later I spent the entire summer on my stomach. I guess I was around 9 at the time. I had horrid weeping sores all over my butt. The doctor, Dr. Joint (yes that was his real name and his partner in his office was Dr. Aiken-seriously) had no idea what to do about it. He gave my Mum some special soap and that was about it. It went away eventually (in time for school).

During the next year or so we moved from Ontario to BC and the staph moved with me. We were in a town of 2000 people and I was the only one to get impetigo (staph). I also had styes (staph). I had horrible colds with great big swollen lymph nodes on my neck (staph). It happened so frequently that one of them has never been the size it should be since. It isn’t infected anymore but stretched out of shape. I also had a weird pimply condition on my face. It wasn’t like regular acne and that went on into my 20s.

Eventually I went to UBC and I still suffered from the horrible colds and some skin issues. Finally I met my husband when I was 29 and a couple of years into our relationship, he went to a CRA (Contact Reflex Analysis) seminar in the US. He came back enthralled and started using CRA in the office. I got tested regularly and after clearing up a few things, lo and behold, staph infection showed up. So then I understood my plight all that time. I began the program from Standard Process which consisted of Thymex (to boost the immune system) and Antronex (to clean up the wastes as the staph died off). It was a 3 month program and near the end of that time I remember standing looking in a cupboard for something and I felt an odd tingling and suddenly it popped into my head that I was finally free of it. It was strange because it had been with me most of my life. I had always had this peculiar obsession with Hodgkins Disease so I think my intuition was telling me that if I didn’t get rid of this thing that I was headed in that direction. So since then, all those symptoms and issues I had are gone.

So please pay attention and save yourself the grief I went through. I’m so thankful for the techniques my husband has learned over the years. I’m sure they and he saved my life.

Our Lymph System is Like a Recycling Depot

The 3 R’s of body fluid;    Reduce,   Recycle  and   Re-use

Think of your body as a community. Think of your community’s recycling depot. Now compare your body’s fluid system as a liquid delivery vehicle to the recycling depot.

There is 40 times more volume of lymph in our bodies, than blood; WOW!

And even more WOWier, is the fact that this delivery system brings all our body fluid to the depot every one hour and twenty minutes, 24/7.

Our food is first reduced through digestion, then filtered in the liver, lungs and kidneys and then sent to the depot or cistern for recycling and reuse in the blood.

THIS CONSTANT PROCESS IS WHY OUR CELLS STAY ALIVE.  THIS IS SUSTAINABILITY!

The lymph system has channels and nodes. The nodes act like jails and trap the criminals that can cause us harm; such as bacteria, fungus, parasites and viruses. They are then acted upon by the immune system for removal by stool, urine or sweat.

Their journey ends in the cistern chyli found in our abdomen which then sends the final cleansed lymph up through the thoracic duct to the final cistern and into the heart for recycling. That final cistern is found on a line down from the left side of our neck to a point around 12 o’clock on the left chest, above the nipple about 3-4 inches. When this cistern congests the lymph fluid, well, rots. We call it the pus reflex. Sometimes a hiatal hernia about the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm squeezes off the flow. This spasm must be reduced manually, a simple procedure performed by the patient.

The most effective way to remove the pus is by incineration, just like taking the garbage to the dump where it is burned. Our body contains a natural burner, sulphur for this purpose. That is why sulpha medicines have been so effective; they burn off the criminal(s).

Our product of choice is from Biotics Research Methionine 200 S. S for sulphur. Used for a few weeks, as well as reducing the hernia, it is effective in burning off the wastes or pus.

Like goldfish in an aquarium, you can only put so many in the water. Too many and the water contaminates and the fish die. Our lymph system is like that; too much waste that cannot be recycled produces sickness. Keep your lymph clean, like the water in the fish tank and we can “live long and prosper.” !!!

What are Fibroids?

العربية: ورم عضلي أملس رحمي. Deutsch: Uterus m...

العربية: ورم عضلي أملس رحمي. Deutsch: Uterus myomatosus English: Uterine fibroids Latina: Uterus myomatosus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fibroid – oid as in ‘like’ and fibr as in ‘fibre’.

Ergo, we have “fibre oid”, fibre like. Fibre as in thread, for sewing, rope, etc. but in the human body, fibre helps hold our tissues together. Another name is extracellular matrix.

This is like the scaffolding system used by the construction industry when fixing the floors of say, a leaky condo. The ECM or fibre scaffolding was thought of as purely structural factor.  But recent information shows it helps tissue cells in survival, migration, performance, shape and function.

Okay, we have damage, like the leaky condo, the structure had inferior components and the rain got in.  The mold is getting worse. The tissue cells are damaged and in order to survive, they put up more scaffolding. Mold or fungus is prolific in spreading quickly.

Here’s the follow up to our last blog on cysts. That criminal was staph, but which criminal damaged the fibre or tissue, let’s say in the uterus or breast or other area?

Before I answer that let’s take a look at the criminal element. It’s a scavenger by nature, but given the opportunity to migrate, change shape, perform outside of its usual and then change the function of the tissue it occupies. Its conversion from scavenger to criminal comes from a change in food supply.  In this case it is too much refined sugar, you know, junk food, the white food group, desserts, additives, etc.

The scavenger, a yeast cell becomes a criminal when fed sugar and now it takes on a new shape and function.  It carries a SPEAR, a mycelium, a deadly weapon which when injected into tissue, allows the criminal to enter its cells.  It is now a full -blown FUNGUS. And there’s our answer to the cause of a fibroid.  They proliferate at an extreme rate as they compete to stay alive against our immune cells. This causes an extreme immune reaction.  Much like the staph being encapsulated into a cyst, these tissue cells are ‘sewn’ together by the immune system into a mass, a fibroid, to avoid further damage. The mass can weigh several pounds by the time it’s discovered, as often the person does not display overt symptoms.

Put these two criminals together and you have cystic fibrosis.

So, there are known reasons for unhealthy conditions to develop. Treatment of the symptoms does not allow a return to health. One example is a vaginal yeast infection. It is really a fungus infection and medically is recorded by the Pap test. If the tissues are sewn into a squamous epithelial papilloma or ‘wart’, it is recommended to have cryogenic therapy, and freeze dry the wart for removal. It must be common because the medical system wants young adults to be vaccinated for it. And do young adults always have the best diet?

Biotics Research formulation for a fungus infection is in line with the agricultural industry, a fungicide; to cause suicide for the fungus. FC-Cidal is the product name.

Deal with the cause, not the symptoms. That’s what biological medicine does.

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