Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day Weekend! Odds and Ends

Well I am still doing really well from the dental work. There doesn't seem to be any relapse in symptoms! YAY! I did end up getting a canker sore from the dental work, but that always happens to me. Whenever I bump my gums even slightly, it ALWAYS causes a canker sore to form. There's no good way to get rid of them except alum and I try not to use it too often since it is aluminum. I certainly don't need to be putting any more heavy metals in my body.

Our back deck needed stained for soo long. We figured today was as good as any other and the weather has been incredible here. The 5 day forecast is predicting no rain with full sun. It's truly unbelievable here, so we are taking advantage of it! Our deck was starting to look really bad and we plan on selling our house ASAP to leave this area and start over again. I think it is great timing because I feel that's exactly what I am doing with my health. Since I was 17 years old, I've been in this rut where I knew I was getting really sick, but I didn't know why. Every year seemed to get worse and worse until I just couldn't take it anymore. Now with my amalgams almost completely out of my body--only 3 more to go--, I can leave all that baggage behind and move on to better things.

I am writing this as I take a break from staining the deck. This summer I didn't manage to get a tan at all. I'm not sure why, but I am so pale. Well that bright, hot sun on my back quickly went from a nice tan to pinkish hues. I knew it was time to come in. I'll probably have to wait to go back out until the sun is lower in the sky.

The last thing I wanted to talk about was my blood pressure. If you follow along with the blog you know my blood pressure is very low. I never knew how to raise it, but I think I finally found something that works. Licorice Root! This stuff is absolutely amazing. I have been taking 3 capsules a day and it has raised my blood pressure about 10 points. For me it has made a world of difference in day-to-day tasks. So if you have low blood pressure try some licorice root. I hear the tea is really good, so I'm gonna try to fine some. It is a mild laxative from what I have read, but it hasn't affected me in that way. haha

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dentist Appointment-Things Went Really Well Today

Today's dentist appointment went really, really well. I was so incredibly nervous for some reason. I think the closer I get to the end, the more anxious I am becoming. Whenever Dr. Gross started on the amalgam on the top left, I could feel this sensation of hope. This tooth has always felt strange to me--that something just wasn't right about it.. Occasionally I would get a taste in my mouth of decay or something really disgusting. I knew it was that tooth because the others around it had already been drilled out and replaced yet I was STILL getting the taste. Now that taste is gone!

My appointment went on for 2.5 hours! At the end, my jaw needed a break. I had 3 more amalgams removed and 1 new cavity filled. That means I only have 3 more amalgams to go. The one tooth had a lot of decay underneath the amalgam. The dentist said that could never have been seen (even on x-rays) without taking the amalgam out, but he fears it will be a root canal in the near future. YIKES! If it does become a root canal, I will be getting it treated with calcium hydroxide. You can find more information about that here--the website design is terrible, but the information is excellent.

Dr. Gross does an amazing job. If you live in the Pittsburgh region and need a dentist, I can't recommend him enough. I don't know what I will do if we move out of the state. I am in absolutely no pain tonight at all after 4 fillings! About an hour after the visit, the Novocaine wore off and all of my teeth felt great! Honestly, I can't say that about other dentists I have been to. Some dentists just can't seem to get the bite right either. That drives me insane when you know it's not right and they tell you it is. Well I haven't had any problems with my bite with Dr. Gross. He pays very close attention to these details and takes the time to check and check and check and check the bite. The carbon paper is magic. :p

Since I had a terrible relapse 3 days after my last amalgam removal, I elected for the oxygen. Part of me thinks this may have helped me recover so quickly because I was not breathing in mercury vapors. Hopefully I am still feeling this optimistic in a few days. The trauma of the visit may hit me in a few days when my blood mercury levels begin to rise significantly.

Even following the Higgins Protocol (which I did not use) you will still be exposed to mercury. That is just the sad truth! The best you can do is find a dentist that uses a rubber dam and does not allow any amalgam pieces to fall in your mouth. I haven't had a single piece of tooth, filling or anything in my mouth at the end. I remember as a child, the dentist would have me rinse to get the mercury filling particles out of my mouth. You should never have pieces of this stuff floating around in your mouth! The spitting sink would be FULL of them. It's no wonder I am mercury poisoned and managed to get an amalgam tattoo from that dentist. Shame on him. I think he's actually dead now...

To reduce my exposures to mercury I take activated charcoal as I walk into the office. This will help to absorb any mercury that is accidentally swallowed. Unfortunately you will swallow some mercury. It's inevitable. When I leave his office, I immediately take more activated charcoal and 4-5 grams of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is great to help relieve any symptoms of mercury toxicity. It is best to receive IV Vitamin C during the procedure, but this isn't available to me. If you take that much Vitamin C at once, you should be cautious. Depending upon how healthy your adrenal glands are, taking that much may cause you to get diarrhea. It will come on very suddenly too. If your adrenal glands are extremely fatigue, then you probably won't experience this.

Next appointment, September 9th. This should be the last one as far as I can tell. Then I can celebrate.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dentist Appointment Tomorrow

Well I have a dentist appointment for tomorrow morning. I am not sure exactly how many amalgams they will be removing, but it has to be at least 3 of them. I am really nervous because last time I had a hard time. A few days after my last appointment, I had severe mercury poisoning symptoms. Nothing would relieve them for me either. Ugh.

I will be getting oxygen this time around, so that should help out a lot. ...shoot, I meant to call the dentist to remind them I wanted it...

Stay tuned for some updates on here. I am sure there will be plenty to talk about this weekend.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Kooky Machine: ETASCAN (Updated 2014)

Author's edit October 2014: Now that I am a born again Christian, I cannot in good conscious keep this post as is on my blog. I have had to edit things out because I believe tests like these are New Age and/or in the very least leading people astray and into New Age treatments. When I had this done, I was amazed at how it was able to "read" things about me, but I truly believe there is a spiritual aspect to this test that is not compatible with Christianity.

I do not agree with this test now and I have had to repent for many of the things I did in my healing journey. I do not want to cause someone to stumble.

My journey begins when I went to Dr. Wagner's Nutri-Farmacy. I have written about him a few times on this blog. He's the first person to test my hair for metals and I found out that I had lead from my bath tub! The last time I was in, I was showing him my heavy metal challenge test results. He was pretty insistent about getting me to scan on this machine that supposedly measures some sort of frequency waves in the body. I am not exactly sure about it, but you can read about it on his website in PDF here. This wasn't him out to make a buck because he has given me stuff for free and discounted many many times. He is a very charitable man.

I decided to schedule an appointment to use the machine--why not? I went into this appointment with a smirk on my face. Part of me wanted to see the machine say I had a tumor on my nose, so that I could laugh at it and move on. However, what was shocking was how extremely accurate it was. (edit: How can a frequency machine be accurate? I believe there is a demonic spiritual component to it).

There is a sheet that you have to fill out beforehand. The things you check are added into the computer, but I didn't really see this have any bearing on the results. Not many people know what diabetes insipidus even is, so when I wrote that down on the paper Dr. Wagner looked at me and was wrote down diabetes? I replied, Yes, I have diabetes insipidus. It's water diabetes. Not sugar diabetes.

For those of you who do not know what diabetes insipidus is, then let me give a very very brief explanation. I have a blog concerning this which you can find in my profile. Diabetes Insipidus is when your pituitary or hypothalamus are not properly working. Both of these "glands" are found in your brain. Your hypothalamus produces a hormone called antidiuretic hormone (or vasopressin). Then the antidiuretic hormone travels to the pituitary gland to be stored for later use. The antidiuretic hormone is extremely important because it tells your body to conserve water if it's hot outside or if you haven't drank any fluids recently. Next time when you don't drink much water on a hot day, notice how dark your urine gets. Well with diabetes insipidus it is almost always clear no matter what.  (Edit: The diagnosis of Diabetes Insipidus was a misdiagnosis along with many other things I had been told over the years. I simply had POTS, which causes frequent urination).

You can become severely dehydrated quickly simply by forgetting to constantly drink water as you are sitting at home in air conditioning. This is something most people do not understand. It can be a serious problem if not under control.

I put the headphones on to begin the scan. The most ridiculous aspect of the whole thing are the headphones. In order to get an accurate reading of the heart, they stick you all over with wires that read your pulse and blood pressure. But I am supposed to believe that headphones can read the frequencies in my body? RIGHT...

The machine begins to scan and everything looks pretty good. Yellows mean high energy. Red and blacks are very low energy. Then I started to notice my energies start to get lower. My intestines, rectum, a small portion of my stomach were some yellows with a large number of reds and a handful of blacks. This was interesting to me, but I really don't have bowel problems.

Then we got to the brain. Everything was looking good. YAY! I had an MRI done about 6-7 months ago, so I knew everything was all right. Since my sister had a brain tumor at 26 you can never be so sure these days.

I look on the computer and I see pituitary, hypothalamus, adrenals and thyroid coming up. I have to admit that I got a little excited. Dr. Wagner was not in the room at this time, so I was reacting to this stuff alone. The hypothalamus came back really good with A LOT of yellows. That was encouraging to me. Then came the pituitary-anterior and posterior scans...I seriously could not believe what I saw. It was all reds and blacks. It was by far the worst thing I had seen on the scan yet and this is exactly what I have wrong with me. The adrenal scan wasn't great, but really wasn't that bad either. My thyroid also had some reds and a few blacks, which wasn't surprising to me either. My blood was mostly black with some reds. That was quite alarming to say the least. (Edit: Again in conventional medicine, none of this can be confirmed because I was misdiagnosed with many conditions that I did not have. I had Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, but no one knew and this machine did not pick it up).

This is where it starts to get really interesting, yet unbelievable. When the scan was completed, Dr. Wagner goes back in and looks to see what is causing the body parts to be red and black. It can be viruses, toxins, allergens, or food intolerances to name a few. Therefore it could have shown so many different things. For the pituitary gland the first toxin....was MERCURY. I am not making this up! On that list I also saw gadolinium which scared me. That's what is used during an MRI...Not everyone's pituitary is going to have gadolinium in it unless they had an MRI in the past year or so. This is when I became a believer. (Edit: Amazing and terrifying that I used the word, "believer" back then when I wrote this. I think it's telling that I was agreeing with the spirit that was involved in this machine). 

Honestly I have absolutely no idea how this thing worked... (Edit: It is spiritual and not science. This is how New Age sneaks in as it disguises itself as energy medicine, healing frequencies and vibrations). It totally defeated all common sense my brain operates on. Headphones can't read frequencies, right? haha I'm going to head back again and see how I am progressing with the "energy solutions". It's a running joke, but I call them "water drops" ...But I may be laughing at myself in the end if this can help me get well.

Edit: These water drops did absolutely nothing for me except make the machine move on to other new spots that needed "help". 

Please read these....
Part 2 (More areas are now black..Oh no!! /sarcasm)
Part 3 (Where I realize the whole thing is garbage).

Continuing With This Blog

I've decided that I will continue to update this blog with information as I go. The focus of this blog has shifted away from what it's main purpose was in the beginning. However, it may be a good thing to interject the idea that some adrenal fatigue is caused by toxins in our bodies. It may not simply be from what we all think is "stress". We have to remember that "stress" to our bodies includes caffeine, heavy metals, skipping meals, certain medications, life events and exercise. Our bodies cannot distinguish good stress from bad stress.

When I thought I had adrenal fatigue I really wasn't stressed out. There was no reason to be stressed because I work from home with my husband. I had a few stressful periods in my life from family deaths, but day-to-day stress was at a minimum.

Those of you reading this, I just ask you to be open minded when looking for treatment options. A pill isn't always the way to go unless you have no other options. If there are no other options, then you must make sure you are treating the actual problem and not a symptom of another problem--like heavy metal poisoning.

When you think you know everything there is to know about adrenal fatigue, you really don't know much at all..

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Getting My Amalgams (Mercury Fillings) Removed

I am in the process of getting my amalgams removed! Let's call them what they are though. Mercury laden fillings that should never be placed in ANYONE's mouth. I don't care what the FDA says, (that it's only unsafe for children and pregnant women) it is unsafe for EVERYONE. These people will be tried for treason when we get our country back. That is for damn sure!

My final appointment is September 9th. I told my husband that was the day I get my life back. Believe it or not, but I truly feel that way. I am 24 years old and feel like I am 90. This isn't what life is supposed to be like at this age. You are supposed to be vibrant, experiencing the beauty of the outdoors, sharing time with family and even perhaps starting a family of your own. Instead, I am constantly worrying if I can "handle" going to the mall or taking a short walk at Moraine State Park. I always have to make sure I am in an area with clean, fresh water without fluoride and if I am not then I bring multiple Berkey Sport water bottles with me filled with well water. BTW Enerfood is THE BEST green foods I have ever had. But I can't take it at the moment since it is full of chlorella, which chelates mercury. I can't begin chelating until the fillings are out of me completely.

This is a picture of my challenge test results. You can see how elevated the levels of mercury and tin are on the sheet. Gadolinium is elevated from an MRI I had done in early February...That's more than 6 months ago and the contrast dye is STILL in my body. The Lead was from my bathtub yet it is still in my body... Lastly, Antimony and Platinum are the ones that confuse me. I have no idea what that could be from.

Once I get my mercury-laden fillings out, I will be following Andrew Hall Cutler's, PhD PE detox protocol. This is the best one I have seen out there. In fact his book has really opened my eyes up to the fact that we have an epidemic on our hands. Millions of people are suffering from mercury poisoning and they do not even know it! You likely know someone...maybe you have it.

If you are interested in learning new stuff, I really recommend buying his book, Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment. It is sold on Amazon, but I think you can find it other places for slightly cheaper. Some portions of the book are way over my head with technical jargon, but 98% of it is written for a lay-man. I am trying to get the word out about this information. We need to get more people healthy in this country and cleansed of the poisons.

Here's to good health in the near future. I know there will be some rough times ahead though. Detoxing mercury is not pretty.