We are in unprecedented times. Our freedoms are eroding so quickly, that it is literally a blur to most of us. Our normal is being changed, but not by us or our choice. As a Gulf War Vet and an ex-police officer, I am a fighter and a survivor. I also experience multiple health issues due to both EMF and environmental toxins because of my combat exposures. And…if you ask me, we are at war, being attacked, silently and stealthily.

No oversight and very little regulation to keep us safe.

The FCC has failed to require studies in relation to the health and environmental effects of 5G. Our government has, so far, failed to stop the installation of 5G networks, even though more and more people across the country and across globe are raising the alarm.

Cities where 5G has first been installed are the same cities experiencing COVID-19 hotpots. Wuhan, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Milan. Additionally, it is in these areas that our children are now experiencing what appears to be Kawasaki disease.

Why do we need 5G?

Well, we don’t. Telecom companies promote 5G for faster downloads. But really, why do we need to download a movie in 6 seconds? 5G is greatly for the ‘Internet of things’ (IOT) and will serve business and government,  not for you or my digital enjoyment. So…this is not for us. However, we will pay the price.

5G information Censorship?

If 5G is so organically benign, why are search engines like Google, and streaming platforms like YouTube, blocking search results for many 5G related queries? 5G is very very important to Google and is a cash cow for the telecom industry and companies like Space-x, which have begun deploying the first of nearly 20,000 satellites that will clutter our sky and beam 5G to nearly every location on earth. But for the people of earth, it will only cause loss. Loss of health, loss of privacy and loss of freedom. 5G allows for the second by second tracking of, well, almost everything.

Hidden towers

5G works differently than it’s predecessors, like 3G and 4G. With 4G, towers could be miles away from each other. With 5G, the signal is more concentrated and much stronger. Because of this, towers have to be much closer. It will not be uncommon to see 5G towers on every street in America, likely within a block or less from your house. And, they can be fairly small, so they can be hidden extremely well.

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Conspiracy theory?

The telecom companies have launched a massive effort to control the push back against the 5G roll-out, including disinformation and a really poor attempt at debunking 5G theories. Yet, no legitimate studies are available to prove those ‘no-harm’ claims. Please, please, establish your own opinion based on the information that is available. And, I also beg you to sign the petition. Additionally, if you agree, please share the links to this post because, well, again, our searches are being censored and people may not be able to find the information easily on their own.

It’s being installed quickly. And notice…hardly any showing in China now, including Wuhan. Do they have the 5G shut down there now??

Here is the link to the 5G map https://www.nperf.com/en/map/5g

As of 5-21-20


Sign the appeal…please.

Please take a moment to sign the appeal to stop the roll-out of 5G until the proper studies have proven that this technology is not harmful to our health and environment. And remember, it’s not just us that are being affected. Our bees, our bugs, our birds…all of us will be heavily affected if the 5G roll-out continues!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN: https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal

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COVID-19 in Brazil


Just today, I saw on the news that Brazil is becoming or has become the next big COVID-19 hot spot. Each time I see a new hot spot, I always try to determine if the area has 5G. Rings true again. Here are a couple of articles. The first is an article talking about COVID-19 in Brazil. The next is an article that talks about how the US tried to convince Brazil not to allow 5G from a company that the US has now banned, but…they didn’t listen.




Something’s not right with the Coronavirus. And by the way, do you have any toilet paper?

Please, please sign the appeal to halt 5G deployment. https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/

In case you haven’t noticed, our country is in crisis. You might have seen a news piece on CNN or FOX or one of the other news machines about the new and deadly Coronavirus. If so, and if you are a good listener, you’ve been told to stock up (a little) and prepare to have to stay home for a while…because Coronavirus is coming to a neighbor you.

Or, you may not watch TV at all. If this is you, and you have been trying to figure out why everyone is buying all of the toilet paper. It’s true. There’s a new virus in town. And, legend has it that once you get it you’re going to defecate yourself to death. So, stock up!! Actually no, you can’t. There is no more toilet paper! And furthermore, if you have a little too much of something, like say toilet paper, share.

Now, I have to admit, I’ve been watching this whole scenario unfold for more than a month now. And, for a while, I was consumed by fear and driven into some kind of fight or flight, where I began preparing for what appeared to be the unfolding of an apocalyptic event that we would all be lucky to live through.

Once the Coronavirus scare really had a hold of me, I noticed that my sleep was beginning to diminish. My normal routines were starting to change. I began to spend less time exercising and more time worrying and preparing for an enemy I couldn’t see, but had been convinced was a ferocious, plague-like monster. In other words, I began to worry and be consumed about things that I had no control over. And, I momentarily lost my faith.

Let’s slow this train down and start enjoying the scenery again

We can’t always control what is going on around us. But, we can control how we respond to it. I am a firm believer that like attracts like. And, if we swim in fear and worry, we attract more fear and worry.  The opposite is true as well. If we choose to look at all of the aspects of our life that we are thankful for and choose to be happy and joyful, we also attract more of that.

So, once I realized that I had let this series of events hijack my happiness, I started on a journey to re-examine the facts. Now, don’t ever underestimate the power of fear. Fear changes everything. But, once you decide that you will not succumb to fear, you can choose, more and more frequently, to instead live with more positivity and hope.

Why is this so important? Well, all we really have is today. Yesterday is past and tomorrow is not here yet. If you choose to be happy today, your yesterdays will be a treasure and your tomorrows will be brighter.

The facts ‘as I perceive them’

Here are some interesting points to consider.

  • The numbers are not there- If this really is the earth shaking virus that will ravage the earth, why is it killing so few in most areas. Take the example of Florida’s counts. Florida’s first case was on March 1st. that is now nearly a month ago, and we have still only suffered 19 deaths (still only 28 as of 3/27) in a state of millions. Now, there are some hot spots in Florida, which I will discuss momentarily. But overall, more people die from car/pedestrian accidents in Florida in a month, than have died from the COVID.

Additionally, we have between 12,000 and 61,000 influenza deaths every year (according to the CDC). And, as I drive past all of the restaurants and other businesses that have been forced to close because of ’19’ deaths, I cry a little bit inside. I have really come to think that the reality of this virus is that its just another flu. However, I do believe that there is more to this story. Again, I’ll get to that in a minute.

  • Inconsistent casualties among both varying demographics and varying locations- The great thing about this coronavirus event, is that its been well covered by media to include an online map, posted by Johns Hopkins that shows illness, Death and recovery counts. The worse thing about this virus, however, is also the media coverage of this event. Inaccurate and haphazard reporting by the media has left our people running for their bunkers (after buying enough toilet paper to spend months in that far away country called poo-land, of course.)  and our investors are pulling out of the stock market at record pace. But, this is even more complicated than the media.

And why the inconsistencies:

    • Why did Wuhan’s cases sky rocket, with over 3000 deaths and 70,000 plus overall infections? And yet, the provinces neighboring Wuhan had minuscule numbers of illness and deaths. According to the map, Wuhan had 3160 deaths with 67,801 infections. Neighboring province, Jiangxi shows only 936 Illnesses and only 1 death. they had almost a thousand illnesses, but only 1 person died. I do not for a second believe that this is because China acted quickly in the best interest of their people. Again, I believe there are other factors.
    • The virus does have the potential to kill, but…- This virus, just like our normal yearly influenza viruses, can kill and can do so fairly quickly, in some cases. However, if you really look at it, this virus is not affecting us anymore than the yearly flu. And yet, we are allowing our economy to be destroyed because of our fear of it.
    • There is an issue that might be more important than coronavirus, and might, in fact, be deeply related-  You might have heard about speculation that the recent roll-out of 5G has played some kind of part in the coronavirus outbreak. Then, just as quickly there have been multiple sites attempting to debunk any potential connection. But, again, the data shows that under certain circumstances, this coronavirus takes a much higher toll. I question whether that factor might be 5G.

Now, do I think that 5G caused coronavirus? Absolutely not. In fact, I believe that coronavirus would have been here either way. I do, however,  question whether we would even have noticed that something new was floating around without 5G. And, how do I believe that happens? I think its terrifyingly simple. I suspect that 5G, in at least some kind of contact, severely diminishes our immune system, allowing something that might have otherwise been handled efficiently by our immune system to otherwise flourish.. Here are the facts, as I can best find them as they relate to the roll out of 5G in hard hit coronavirus areas. However, please be aware that, if I am correct, there are different types or frequencies of 5G. Some might be more or less dangerous than others. Again, I’m not a 5G expert.

    • WUHAN-Wuhan rolled out 5G on November 1st, 2019. The first known coronavirus patient is alleged to have been identified on November 23rd. Wuhan’s infections and death rates skyrocketed over the next couple of months. Provinces surrounding Wuhan, without 5G, have fared much, much better.
    • ITALY-In Italy, like Wuhan, the race to bring the magic of 5G to reality seems somewhat frantic. It appears that Italy began rolling out 5G in June of 2019. Since the virus landed there, Italy has had a greater number of infections and deaths than many countries.
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    • SPAIN- It appears that Spain has 5G in at least some capacity, in at least 15 cities. Spain is currently one of the disease epicenters with currently more than 2600 deaths.spain
    • SEATTLE and NEW YORK and ORLANDO- All epicenters, all 5G leaders. In fact, there was a huge push to get 5G up and running in Seattle so that local tech companies, like Amazon, could have access. Seattle seems to have been disproportionately affected, like Wuhan, Like Milan. As for New York, things are ramping up quickly with over 13,000 infections and 125 deaths as of today (3/24/20).
    • NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans is now a flourishing COVID-19 hot spot. Here is a piece about the roll-out of 5G in New Orleans in January of this year.


What would it hurt to test this theory?

This article is an opinion article. An article written at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is rearing its head everywhere. There are people dying. And, it is definitely disrupting our national economic stability. So, with all of that in mind, what would it hurt to turn off 5G, and just see what happens. You can’t tell me that we are already dependent on it. It’s still new. If you turn it off for 30 days, it will only effect one industry (Cellular and 5G industries). IF, by chance, 5G is playing a role in our susceptibility to pathogens, then maybe, by turning it off until we know more, we can avert huge economic and personal losses. As I write these words, I feel the upcoming push-back from those involved in and invested in the 5G industry. But, our lives and the lives of those we love are far more important than any new technology.

Trends and hot spots

Now listen, I get it. Everyone has a theory and there are Coronavirus conspiracies everywhere. And, many if not most people are not able to see a connection between environmental pollution and illness. I, personally, have experienced the effects of environment on my health. But, let’s use our heads here. Some of the trends we are seeing simply defy logic.

Infections and deaths are higher in some areas. Why does it seem like we have two different viruses. One that floods emergency rooms in some locales and in others, many are just getting a sniffle. Maybe there are a handful of deaths in these low impact areas. But why would this virus act different in some areas?

I live near Tampa Florida, but not in Tampa. We are home to several cruise ships and have a huge influx of visitors. It’s one of the most visited areas in the world. Our first ‘known’ coronavirus case came to us, via world travel, a month ago. WE STILL ONLY HAVE 28 COVID-19 DEATHS in the entire state as of today (March 27th, 2021).

Again, the virus has been in my county in Florida for almost an entire month now. The county I live in has nearly a million people. Yet, now that everyone is locked down, ambulance traffic has all but stopped completely. Prior to Corona, I would hear sirens  10+ times in a single day. I submit that our overall death rate, state-wide, is currently lower than normal. People are not having as many accidents. People are not out doing as many things that result in accidental personal injury. But also, I have not seen a single sign of a devastating virus anywhere. Ironically, so far, no 5G.

What now?

Keep an open mind. But, if you are in an area, like most, where Coronavirus does not seem to fit the hype, check your local 5G status. Alternatively, if you live in an are where the virus is decimating the area, consider looking at your local 5G coverage. Use YOUR OWN judgement.

Be kind, first of all. Be kind to yourself and others. People are losing their livelihoods because of shutdowns everywhere. people are losing money in the stock market because of the insecurities of others. Leave your stocks alone, this will pass! I’ve noticed that people seem afraid to even say hi to a passerby. I’m pretty sure you’re safe to waive and say hello without catching the COVID. Just a simple smile could lift someone’s spirit.

Know that everything is OK. I’ve learned that things are not always as they seem. Nothing, absolutely nothing positive can be accomplished by worrying.

Don’t hoard. Hoarding is a fear based action. Personally, I’m choosing not to react to these events in fear. Instead, I’m choosing joy and thankfulness. I already have enough. And, there will be enough when I need more.

There are some positives to the coronavirus events- By focusing on the things we are grateful for, we tend to draw more of those things to us. Here are some examples:

  1. More time with family. Of course, to those who feel they already have enough time with family, this could be, well, anyway. But seriously, we rush through life, rarely stopping to take the time to really be present in the moment with our family. What a gift this could be.
  2. Less stress as business and personal events are cancelled. The COVID has caused cancellations of nearly everything. Granted, I greatly miss many activities that have been cancelled to delay the spread of the disease. But, with many of these cancellations comes the ability to work on something special, or even nothing at all. What will you do with your extra time?
  3. Other positives like less air pollution. Air pollution, due to the worldwide slow down, has been visibly improved. It is truly wonderful how amazing the air smells now that nature has made us take a time out.
  4. Time for a new hobby. Now is the time to start a new hobby or workout routine. The goal, of course being to make the most out of this constantly changing situation. If you’ve been wanting to start getting in shape, now is the time.

In closing. These are trying and desperate times for many. But, we’ll get through this. Don’t panic, don’t lose your faith and stop looking at your neighbor, that you’ve known for 5 years, like he might have Ebola. Smile for heaven’s sake. We all need more of that right now. And, unlike toilet paper, smiles are free!




My Coronavirus Supplements

DISCLAIMER:  I am not a doctor, and you cannot consider this medical advice. We don’t know much about COVID-19, so I cannot guarantee your success if you replicate what I am doing to try to keep myself well.

Here are the things I’m leaning on for COVID-19

So, what I’ve done is use the knowledge that I’ve gained in the research that I’ve done over the past 4 years to compile a list of my ‘Best bets’ to keep me and mine as healthy as possible during this tumultuous time. Please understand that although I’ve seen response in myself from these supplements in the past for other nasty pathogens, no one really has any experience with treating COVID-19 naturally. However, please trust me when I say that supplements can be powerful. Again though, this is my best, experienced guess.


  • Oregano oil– Oregano oil is antiviral and is powerful for many things viral. I normally buy Now brand, but others are effective as well. They say that you just need to keep this in your system. It doesn’t have to be high levels. I’m taking 1 gelcap a couple of times a day to stay healthy. And, maybe as much as 1 every 4 hours if I get sick.
  • Olive Leaf Extract– This also is antiviral and antibacterial. It’s also fairly easy to empty the capsules to mix in food, if needed. I recommend 2 caps a couple of times a day for maintenance and as many as 9 if you are sick, spread through the day.
  • NAC– Again, I normally use Now brand. I recommend NAC for the chest congestion and to help dry up a runny nose. Here are some links about amazing NAC. I take 1 or 2 a day for now. If I were to get chest congestion, I would ramp that up to somewhere between 3 and six per day, with the ones I purchased at 1000 MG.
  • L-Lysine– L-Lysine is an amino acid that we use a lot. L-Lysine helps the body build collagen. But, it is also said to be an effective antiviral. I’m taking about 4 a day to fight against anything I come in contact with. I would likely ramp that up to 6 or so 500mg tabs a day, if I were sick.
  • *MOST POWERFUL* Crushed Garlic– I know what you are thinking. But, Garlic is one of the most powerful antibiotics known to man, according to many. It also contains antiviral and great anti-fungal support. Garlic has been a strong ally for me and, I believe one of the strongest. This is what you do:
    • Start with a single ‘Clove’ (Not the whole bulb). Get a garlic crusher or just chop and smash it as well as possible. Scoop it into a spoon and let it sit for 20 to 40 minutes (no longer). Then, scoop it into the back of your mouth and take a gulp of water. If you don’t like garlic, you really should reconsider. It’s really amazing and has wide-reaching benefits.


Again, this list does not come from any kind of experience with COVID-19, but rather from experience fighting other diseases that I cam convinced are also pathogen driven.

Because I have had such good luck prevailing through serious illness using natural methods, I feel that it is my obligation to post this. Please post comments with your experience, so that we can all help each other get through this.

Peace to all!




Black Seed Oil for increased health and healing

Image result for black cumin'Occasionally, I will run across a supplement or healthy food item that simply deserves a little more recognition. Not that I believe that any one thing can cure us. I’m a pretty firm believer, at this point, that our health is a complex endeavor that requires a multifaceted approach that can be different for everyone.

However, I’m also a firm believe that there are some simple things that we can do that can make it easier for our bodies to achieve a better state of wellness.

Meet Black Seed oil (BSO)

Black Seed Oil (From the plant Nigella Sativa or Black Cumin), is a brown oil that is extracted from the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant. Black Seed Oil is mentioned in both the Koran and the Bible and was touted by the Prophet Mohammed as ‘A cure for everything but death’. I don’t know about all of that. But… I do know that since I’ve been taking the oil regularly, I have felt an increase in my overall health. Enough so, that if I were forced to choose a single supplement to use, it would be Black Seed Oil.

What are the health benefits of Black Seed Oil?

I have a feeling that we don’t even know all of the benefits of black seed oil. But here are some of the benefits we do know about.

  • Helps to modulate the immune system.
  • Antibacterial, Anti parasitic, Anti fungal and maybe even antiviral. (This means that black seed oil can possibly help with any disease that involves pathogenic infection, which I believe includes things like RA, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Crohn’s, IBS, Lyme disease and many, many more).
  • Anti-diabetic- Black seed oil is well-known to have the ability to lower blood sugar and help with insulin resistance. Note: If you are diabetic, be careful to monitor your blood sugar when you take this. But, I believe that over time you might find your insulin usage will be reduced.
  • Gut health- BSO can help level the playing field in your gut by helping to eradicate candida and harmful gut pathogens so that your gut, and your body can heal.
  • Potential anticancer effects- Black seed oil has even been studied as a cancer fighter. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252704/
  • Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant.
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. An NIH study concluded that BSO lowered blood pressure dramatically…without negative side effects. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23436437
  • And on, and on….

Does it really do all of that?

After having taken BSO for more than a month, I do believe so, yes. And, I believe that BSO increases health system wide in somewhat of a domino affect. For example, if your liver is healthier you will likely see improvements in your skin and hair as well.

Personally, I have felt less fatigue and less overall body discomfort (joint pain,etc),  less brain fog and am starting to feel a little stronger. I have not had any real depression during the time I have taken the oil, but can’t positively attribute it to that. I have simply felt overall better.

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How much do I take?

In researching BSO, I found that about 2 teaspoons is an average dose. Personally, I started with 2 teaspoons daily, split between morning and evening. Now (after a few weeks at the starting dose), I take around 3 Tablespoons, split throughout the day and do not feel any adverse effects at this dosage.


After experiencing the healing effects of Black Seed Oil, I will continue to use it 2-3 times a day in the hopes that my health continues to improve. If you are fighting any kind of disease…do yourself a favor and give Black Seed Oil a try. I have a strong feeling that you simply will not regret it.



Brain Fog

We are complicated.

Our bodies possess a complex collection of functional tools like our brain, eyes, limbs, heart, joints and other organs that help us to make our way through life. Life is good when everything is working the way it is supposed to. But, if one of these crucial systems begins to fail, it can completely change the game for us in no time.

Introducing brain fog.

For me, brain fog comes and goes, but seems to be more prevalent when I’m hitting the antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungals harder than usual. In many cases, when it hits me, I lose my concentration and become forgetful. And, I can no longer pull myself to successfully work. It just isn’t there. I simply have a hard time concentrating and it is far more difficult to problem solve and making decisions.

Brain fog is really exactly like it sounds. It can come upon you quickly and subside just as quickly or it can come on gradually and maybe last for years. I don’t pretend to know all of the mechanisms that can cause brain fog, but from what I’ve found so far, some of the reasons might be:

  • Infection- Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections are far more prevalent in society than ever before. Infections consume resources that we need to stay healthy and can block the uptake of others. I have a feeling that a great majority of brain fog is related to some kind of pathogen. Many diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lyme Disease are well known for their ability to fog your brain. I am a firm believer that infection can and does cause a great deal, if not most, behavioral disorders and diseases like ASD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. And, I can attest, that the way my thoughts and emotions have been constantly in disarray during my battle with this disease, that these infections can affect your mind as much as they can affect your body and central nervous system.
  • Healing crisis- Recently, I added a new supplement to my RA toolbox (Stevia by Nutramedix *NOTE ON STEVIA BELOW) and have been experiencing some intense healing crisis (herxheimer). During this healing crisis my brain fog has kicked into high gear and my motivation, into low. I can only imagine the amounts of toxins that are generated when we effectively slaughter invaders like this. But, I have a distinct feeling that these toxins are often much of the cause of brain fog. Detox anyone?
  • Environment- Molds, EMF, vaccinations, heavy metals, barometric pressure and so on could definitely play a role in brain fog.
  • Diet- Some say that wheat, gluten or other food allergies can cause brain fog. I do believe that this is true. But, I think that there is likely a infectious reason behind the food allergy. For instance, it is said that those who have a Candida overgrowth crave sugar. In my opinion, diet changes that help with these diseases are not helping because our body is suddenly broken, it is helping because of some kind of interaction with the underlying infection.
  •  Injury- Of course, brain fog could come from traumatic injury as well.

Treatment of brain fog

Hmmm. Well. I don’t know if there is any one cure-all for brain fog. I believe that to effectively eliminate it, you basically have to eliminate the cause of the issue itself. So, instead of buying supplements to boost your brain and clear your head, I recommend trying to work on clearing the illness or infection that is behind it as well as implementation of some kind of detox.

In visiting Earth Clinic, I found a couple of suggestions:

  1. Apple cider vinegar- They say that taking a couple of tablespoons of ACV a few times a day can effectively kill brain fog. I believe that this might come as a result of ACV’s ability to help clear toxins from the body. Either way, ACV has been touted time and time again for several healthy benefits. So, for me it’s a no brainer. As of today, I’m getting back on the ACV wagon. I’ll post an update letting everyone know how I fare. I use the Bragg brand of ACV ‘with mother’. Simply pour a couple teaspoons in a small glass of water (or a low sugar juice) and drink it down.
  2. Extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil- We’ve all heard the goodness that coconut oil can bring to our lives. Many say that eating a spoonful of coconut oil 2-3 times a day can help to eliminate brain fog and give you added energy as a bonus.

Well, one thing is for sure. Both of these remedies are super well known for their health benefits and I have found that both can play an huge part in fighting a bacterial infection. So, it sounds promising. I’ll keep you posted with my findings.

UPDATE: The brain fog that I had for so long diminished at this time to the point where I no longer notice anything other than some occasional,minor lack of concentration. I believe that if you just continue to attack the pathogens that are causing your issues, the brain fog will be diminished as other symptoms lessen. So, I don’t have a distinct treatment answer for this, other than just to keep attacking bacteria, viruses and biofilms.

*NOTE ON TAKING STEVIA*– Stevia (Nutramedix) is said to be an effective biofilm buster. While I do believe that there is something to that, I also have to report that I experienced what seemed to be a reduced level of testosterone while taking it. While I believe it to be effective, especially if you are really sick, I urge caution with this one.

Due to my somewhat negative experience with Stevia, I discontinued taking it directly, and instead am now adding a few droppers full to each new large bottle of listerine mouthwash that I buy. This seems to be working well and helping to keep my mouth in great shape, while not affecting me physically in any noticeable manner. After discontinuing the direct Stevia dosing, it took about a month to feel like I was back to normal.

11-16-17 ANOTHER POSSIBLE OPTION: A lot of reviewers have stated that Pinella, by NutraMedix (Awesome company) helps tremendously with brain fog. I have not taken this and no longer have brain fog. but, if you do, this might help:

Here’s the link:  Pinella by NutraMedix




Some thoughts about chronic disease

Before falling victim to Rheumatoid Arthritis, things were different for me. Obviously, before the illness, I didn’t have regular joint pain and inflammation, as well as the other numerous symptoms of the disease. But, that’s not the only thing that was different.

I was once, like most of us are, completely confident that the doctors at the local hospital had the latest and greatest information and treatment options for whatever it is that ails us. I also had this cookie cutter image of various diseases, including cancer, and felt that if I were unlucky enough to catch one, that my future would look dismal. I mean hey, if you look around you at the people that are afflicted with serious disease, you rarely see those people come back to a state of wellness anywhere close to what they were before. Well, that is…if they choose to treat themselves using traditional medicine.

We are trained, from birth, to believe that the best medical advice comes from our traditional (allopathic) medical doctors and that the best medicine is made in a lab and sold in a pharmacy. We, as a society, have been told that any kind of medical solution that does not come from a doctor’s office is snake oil and is unproven and unsafe. When you begin to see that this isn’t entirely true….it changes your entire outlook on, well, just about everything.

So, as you read on, I urge you to open your mind. Because, just when we think we know everything…

Autoimmune disease 

So, with an autoimmune disease, our body suddenly, and without reason, begins to attack itself, causing all sorts of things like inflammation, painful joints, nerve issues, sleep problems, cognitive issues, heart and organ issues, and on and on.

This is typically what we are told: ”

Your body’s immune system protects you from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the body.
No one is sure what causes autoimmune diseases. They do tend to run in families. Women – particularly African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American women – have a higher risk for some autoimmune diseases.
There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and some have similar symptoms. This makes it hard for your health care provider to know if you really have one of these diseases, and if so, which one. Getting a diagnosis can be frustrating and stressful. Often, the first symptoms are fatigue, muscle aches and a low fever. The classic sign of an autoimmune disease is inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain and swelling.
The diseases may also have flare-ups, when they get worse, and remissions, when symptoms get better or disappear. Treatment depends on the disease, but in most cases one important goal is to reduce inflammation. Sometimes doctors prescribe corticosteroids or other drugs that reduce your immune response.”

So, no one knows what causes these diseases that all look eerily similar with just a few different symptoms from that of many of the other ‘autoimmune’ diseases.

After living with and researching RA myself, here are my thoughts:

Note: These are opinions based on the wealth of information that is now becoming available from various researchers and other resources. You can take it or leave it. I feel that it is simply my obligation to share the information that I have found to be closer to the truth than that provided by the medical community.

  • Autoimmune theory- I no longer believe that our bodies simply go rogue and start attacking itself for no reason. Could it be a thing in some cases? Maybe, anything is possible. But, I no longer feel like we can blame these disease on immune systems that finally decide to stop playing by the rules and begin trying to cause us great pain and discomfort or even death.
  • The Pharma approach- Many of the pharmaceutical treatments for these types of disease are designed to lower the immune system so that it stops aggressively attacking us (for no reason of course). Somehow…that doesn’t seem right to me. To me, that would be like turning off the stoplights on a busy Saturday night because traffic is too heavy and it is causing high wait times. The traffic light is doing what it is designed to do. It is not the cause of high traffic and certainly turning it off is not going to fix the issue.
  • Cause and effect- Doctors are trained to believe that a certain cause always results in certain illness affects. In other words, if you have influenza, you have the influenza virus. And, the symptoms of the virus will be much the same for you as they are for me. In most cases, this is absolutely true. However, I now believe that this isn’t always the case. I don’t think that doctors are purposefully mistreating us. I just think that they have been as misdirected by the medical establishment as we, the patients, have.
  • Bacteria, viruses and fungi can be at the root of most common diseases- I have read articles that state that researchers believed that diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis might have a bacterial origin as early as 1935. The problem with the theory is that the type of bacteria that can cause these diseases are often stealth bacteria that are not easily detected in simple blood work and can often only be found by using a test called PCR (Polymerase Chain reaction) )that actually looks for the DNA of the bacteria. These tests are expensive and not always covered by insurance. A pioneer in the field of Microbiology, Dr Garth Nicolson, (www.immed.org) found a direct connection between these types of bacteria (Mostly Mycoplasma, but also those associated with Lyme Disease) and the growing list of autoimmune diseases that we are facing at an unprecedented rate. With everything I have experienced and read since being diagnosed with RA, I believe this wholeheartedly. So, maybe that immune system is doing exactly what it is supposed to do…fighting off an infection. I will begin posting information soon about how I approached my RA treatment and embarked on the path to healing.
  • Food allergies, diet and Gluten- Although I don’t claim to know the mechanism that causes it all to happen, I now believe that certain foods cause reactions due to the way that certain bacteria, viruses and fungi interact with it. In other words, certain foods will make an infection either thrive or diminish. You can easily find articles that declare that a certain diet will diminish the symptoms of certain illnesses. I do believe that many of them are true and effective. However, I think there is a missing piece to that puzzle and that is the ‘why?’. Why is it that someone all of the sudden has an allergy to a food that they have been able to tolerate all of their life? Here is another one of those areas that we just accept, and maybe change our diet, and move on. But, what if the reason you are now having a reaction to a certain food is because you now have an active infection that is using those foods to further its own existence in your body. I do, wholeheartedly, believe that if you remove the infection…you might eventually lose the intolerance to those foods.


In summary, what we are told by doctors, pharmaceutical companies and the media about chronic illness, may not be the whole story. The key is that we must not just blindly trust our healthcare providers and we must do our own research and take control of our own health.


BIOFILMS Biofilm explanation

Mycoplasma are a stealth virus . Not only can they change shapes and evade or even turn off the immune system. They also have the ability to form what’s called a ‘biofilm’.

Biofilms are basically a group of bacteria or viruses that have surrounded themselves with a protein like coating that protects them from the immune system and antimicrobials. (Mycoplasma are not the only critters that can create biofilms. In fact it seems that most bacteria and viruses can.)

This, I believe, is why it takes so long to defeat these types of infections. I believe that the bacteria have the ability to grow in the biofilm, in an unrestricted manner. Then, every so often, they release more bacteria into the system that attempt to re-infect the host. I also think this is one of the main reasons why someone ends treatment prematurely, thinking that they are feeling worse and therefore thinking that the treatment is not working. It also might account for the ‘ups and downs’ of these types of illnesses.

So, at some point we have to address biofilms. If we don’t, the bacteria will come out of hiding and reinfect the host…repeatedly. NOTE: I highly recommend that you do not start treating for biofilms right away. I recommend that you treat with antimicrobials (lightly first, then more heavily with time) and then, after about 3-4 weeks, begin attacking the biofilms. Otherwise, I think that you will have a heavy die off that could overwhelm your system.

Natural Biofilm Dissolvers

  • Serrapeptase – Serrapeptase is an enzyme produced by serratia bacteria in the intestines of silkworms.  The enzyme only dissolves dead or damaged tissue such as Fibrin, the building blocks for Biofilm.  Once the enzyme dissolves the fibrin, Bacteria is exposed to antibiotics and the immune system. This is what I use. I currently take about 4 – 6 capsules spread throughout the day. these should be taken 30 min before a meal or well after a meal. Other uses for serrapeptase are:
    • Heart health
    • Pain relief
    • Anti inflammatory
    • Fibroid dissolver
    • Helps with cancer patients
    • UTI’s
    • Here is a link with some information about serrapeptase, but also many testimonials that outline what it has done for different people that have used it. http://www.helpherself.com/serapeptase/ 
  • Lumbrokinase – Lumbrokinase is an enzyme produced by earthworms.  It is commonly used for breaking up biofilm by dissolving the fibrin that it consists of.  Lumbrokinase is said to be more powerful than Nattokinase.
  • Nattokinase – Nattokinase is an enzyme produced from Natto, a Japanese food made from fermented soybeans.  It is commonly used for breaking up Biofilm by dissolving the fibrin it consists of.
  • Bio-fibrin– Bio-fibrin is a supplement that is designed for use against biofilm aBiofibrinnd contains 2 of the 3 enzymes listed above as well as several others that are known to be heavy hitters. Personally, I take 3 Serrapeptase and 3 Bio-fibrin each morning, first thing and then wait for at least 35 minutes to eat.  Personally, I feel like keeping biofilms under control is a key to good overall health, much less a true key to rising above chronic illness.

Remember, Healing takes time

Rome wasn’t built in a day and you did not become less than healthy in a day, either. I feel so much better now than I did when I first became ill. But, it has been a long and slow process. In fact, January 2018 will mark two years since I first began to experience the life changing illness that swooped down upon me like a phoenix. So, set your sights on wellness and just start moving forward. One foot ahead of the other…