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Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for March 31, 2007

Found some interesting stuff today on the relationship between the thyroid and a zinc deficiency. Also found a connection taking Selenium and Niacin supplements having an effect on thyroid function.

Zinc deficiency and thyroid function

Laboratory animals with severe, experimentally induced zinc deficiency developed hypothyroidism, whereas moderate zinc deficiency did not affect thyroid function. In a small study of healthy people, thyroid hormone (thyroxine) levels tended to be lower in those with lower blood levels of zinc. In people with low zinc, supplementing with zinc increased thyroxine levels. One case has been reported of a woman with severe zinc deficiency (caused by the combination of alcoholism and malabsorption) who developed hypothyroidism that was corrected by supplementing with zinc. Although the typical Western diet is marginally low in zinc, additional research is needed to determine whether zinc supplementation would be effective for preventing or correcting hypothyroidism.

Selenium deficiency and thyroid function

The essential trace mineral selenium works as a co-factor for various enzymes in the body. One of these is an enzyme that converts thyroxine (T4) into T3. A low dietary selenium intake may create a hypothyroid-like condition due to impaired conversion of T4 to T3. Low levels of selenium may accelerate the depletion of iodine from the thyroid gland. Selenium deficiency may worsen some of the problems caused by a lack of iodine. Selenium deficiency may also be involved in the occurrence and development of some iodine deficiency disorders.

People who are deficient in both iodine and selenium should not take selenium alone, as selenium may activate an enzyme that breaks down thyroxine. Taking selenium without iodine could make hypothyroidism worse for these individuals. If you think you may have low thyroid, have you doctor test for iodine deficiency before taking a selenium supplement.

Niacin supplementation and thyroid function

Preliminary data indicate that vitamin B3 (niacin) supplementation may decrease thyroid hormone levels. In one small study, 2.6 grams of niacin per day helped lower blood fat levels. After a year or more, thyroid hormone levels had fallen significantly in each person, although none experienced symptoms of hypothyroidism. In another case report, thyroid hormone levels decreased in two people who were taking niacin for high cholesterol and triglycerides; one of these two was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. When the niacin was discontinued for one month, thyroid hormone levels returned to normal.

Magnesium is also typically deficient in hypothyroidism.

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Entry for March 30, 2007

By the end of the day, my nose is starting to be really itchy and I suspect it’s the candida returning. I decide to take some zinc with my dinner and I’ll need to get some more homeopathic copper as that in combination of the 100 mg of zinc is working the best.

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Entry for March 30, 2007

This morning I woke with no vibration again and there was none the night before. I don’t have any more homeopathic copper so today I decide to see what will happen if I take 3 mg of copper and no zinc at all.

I venture out the health food store to see what I can find for thyroid support. The guy in the store recommended a herbal liquid called “Bladderwrack Combo”. He showed me the description from the manufacture and it also includes ingredients to help calm the nervous system. Perfect! Here’s what I found:

BLADDERWRACK COMBO

Hypothyroidism is a commonly occurring condition. Symptoms often include weight gain, feeling excessively chilly, depression, lethargy and tiredness, and difficulty with concentration. The herbs in this formula are intended to improve the function of the thyroid mainly by providing nutritional sources of iodine (found in the Bladderwrack) and supporting the central nervous system with restoratives like Oats, Scullcap, and Polygonum.

Globe Artichoke (a bitter tonic) has been added to this formula to help counter some of the above-mentioned symptoms.

Ingredients:

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus)
Oats (Avena sativa)
Scullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia)
Polygonum (Polygonum multiflorum)
Globe Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus)

Okay, so the Bladderwrack is for the iodine content and the others are for the nervous system but what are they exactly?

Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) This shore-dwelling seaweed has one of the most bioavailable sources of iodine in the herbal kingdom, making it perfect for hypothyroid function. It is very different from deep-sea kelp and has been shown in studies since the 19th century to contain polysaccharides which bind to heavy metals such as Cadmium, Mercury and Lead, helping to reduce the toxic metal load on the body. It also contains algin which can act as a laxative to enhance bowel function. Bladderwrack has also long been used to soothe irritated and inflamed tissues in the body.

Skullcap

Skullcap relaxes states of nervous tension whilst at the same time renewing and revivifying the central nervous system. It has a specific use in the treatment of seizure and hysterical states as well as epilepsy. May be used in all exhausted or depressed conditions. Can be used with complete safety in the easing of pre-menstrual tension.

Oats

In folk medicine, oats were used to treat nervous exhaustion, insomnia, and “weakness of the nerves.” Oats were often used in baths to treat insomnia and anxiety as well as a variety of skin conditions, including burns and eczema.

One of the best remedies for feeding the nervous system, especially when under stress. Oats is considered a specific in cases of nervous debility and exhaustion when associated with depression. May be used with most of the other nervines, both relaxant and stimulatory, to strengthen the whole of the nervous system. Also used in general debility. The high levels of silicic acid in the straw is taken advantage of in its use as a remedy for skin conditions, especially in external applications.

Polygonum

The Chinese common name for fo-ti, he-shou-wu, was the name of a Tang dynasty man whose infertility was supposedly cured by fo-ti; in addition, his long life was attributed to the tonic properties of this herb. Since then, traditional Chinese medicine has used fo-ti to treat premature aging, weakness, vaginal discharges, numerous infectious diseases, angina pectoris, and impotence.

Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichoke moves sluggish cholesterol out of the liver and gallbladder stimulating liver bile production and flow. It is the best herb to improve bile production in the liver that we have ever seen. In doing that it also inhibits cholesterol synthesis, protects liver cells against toxins, promotes regeneration of liver cells and reduces blood lipid levels. It is one of our standard treatments for high cholesterol issues and stone formation in the gall bladder. Because of its incredible uses, it has dazzled herbalists since the 16th century.

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Entry for March 29, 2007

I’ve been taking vitamins, minerals, herbs and god knows what else for so long now but I still have the overall no energy and non-refreshing sleep. I’ve done a bit of reading and I think it’s time to take a look at the thyroid a little closer. And maybe, it’s time to really look at all of the glands as they all support each other. I think I’d like to try and find a homeopathic version first to see if it makes any difference.

Multiple Glandular Support helps to strengthen your glands, keep your glands in balance and regulate glands to function in a normal and healthy way. Includes the following glands: Adrenalinum Sarcode (Adrenal Gland); Pancreas Sarcode (Pancrease Gland), Pineal; Pituitarum Posterium Sarcode (Pituitary Gland), Thymus Sarcode (Thymus Gland), Thyroidinum Sarcode (Thyroid Gland). All in 12C potency to improve gland function.

This product includes homeopathic vibration of the Thymus, Thyroid, Adrenal, Pituitary, Pancreas and Pineal Glands in 12C potency.

Organ therapy / Organotherapy / Sarcodes – refer to homeopathic potency of organs or glands to support and regulate the organs and glands of the body. Organ therapy is effective in helping the body function in a healthy balanced manner. The idea of organ therapy was promoted in the 1800’s by Constantine Hering M.D. Homeopathy supports the function of the organ by improving absorption of enzymes and certain nucleic acids lacking in the organ.

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Entry for March 29, 2007

Natural thyroid supplements for an underactive thyroid gland

Some of the key causes of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) include poor diet, fluoride in the water, chemicals in food, consumption of saturated fats, pesticide residues on fruit, radiation from x-rays, alcohol and drugs.

In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, herbs can also be used to help improve the function of the thyroid gland and overall glandular system.

The glandular system functions cooperatively with other glands supporting each other.

Therefore it is not coincidental that the thyroid and adrenals, are both involved in a low energy- low metabolism syndrome.

When the adrenals are depleted, the thyroid senses the loss of adrenal hormone and secretes more hormones, urging the adrenal glands to start producing. When all the glands get involved, there is an imbalance.

Thyroid herbs may be used to help support that overall glandular system and correct this imbalance.

Bladderwrack (Kelp) : An excellent source of the trace mineral iodine. A mineral that is required for proper thyroid gland function. Useful for under active or enlarged thyroid and goiter. Helps activate thyroid function and often boosts T4 levels if borderline. Increase metabolic rate and balances blood lipids.

Licorice: Is an excellent general thyroid herb for the glandular system and adrenals. It is considered a medium term energy builder and glandular balancer. May need to be taken for a couple of weeks at a time. *Do Not Use Licorice If You Suffer from High Blood Pressure.

Saw Palmetto: Although best known as a tonic for the prostate, Saw Palmetto is also useful as a thyroid herb and long term glandular builder so should be taken for extended period of time.

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Entry for March 29, 2007

Chromium

Chromium decreases insulin resistance and reduces the body’s level of triglycerides. It also helps to control obesity and can stimulate weight loss. Proper insulin regulation promotes the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that controls the appetite and curbs sugar cravings.

Analysis has shown that unrefined sugars and grains are rich in chromium and other essential life supporting minerals. When chromium is removed, (during the refining process into white sugar and flour) the human body does not have the element it needs to effectively deal with these two powerful energy sources. The refining of raw sugars and grains gives them a longer shelf life. It also creates foods which strip the body of chromium and other essential minerals necessary for the proper metabolism of these energy foods. Consequently the body must draw on other stores to process the sugar and flour when consumed. This subsequently leads to mineral deficiencies and an inability to deal with the body’s other demands for chromium and other minerals.

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Entry for March 29, 2007

Woke up this morning with a really stiff back. So did the Ion Foot Bath have any effect? Nope, not really. In fact, in some ways, I feel worse. I had a really hard time getting to sleep last night and usually I have no problem at all. The vibration seems to be back although it would start and stop again. I wonder if it had any effect on the minerals like copper, zinc and magnesium?

Not really sure if that was progress or not? I also had cold hands this morning and I haven’t had that in a while and I haven’t made any changes to my supplements. More energy? Nope.

Despite all of this, I did make one discovery this morning. I realized what was causing the green stools. A while back I started eating granny smith apples instead of fuji apples because they don’t contain as much sugar.

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Entry for March 28, 2007

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Picture number six: Almost complete.

The whole process took about thirty minutes and I didn’t feel a thing.

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Entry for March 28, 2007

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Picture number five: WOW! That’s a lot of toxins…

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Entry for March 28, 2007

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Picture number four: A close up. Full of heavy metal toxins…

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Entry for March 28, 2007

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Picture number three: Now we are definately getting something!!!

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Entry for March 28, 2007

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Picture number two: Okay…Something seems to be working…

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Entry for March 28, 2007

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Picture number one. I wanted to take a picture before anything started.

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Entry for March 28, 2007

Back from the Iridologist. I have my iridology report from last year and my camera. I’m hoping that she’ll let me take some photos of the foot bath to record the progress.

She starts by asking me a bunch of generic health questions and fills out a form as we go. I answer her questions but I don’t go into too much detail for each question. At the end of the questionnaire, she takes a picture of each iris. The pictures are not that great and I show her how to use the camera in macro mode. I’m a little worried at this point but she is also unhappy with the results and switches to an iridology machine that looks like a huge microscope. She records my iris markings on a iridology iris chart and comments on the anxiety and stressed adrenals. She also mentions that she sees white marks on my liver and kidneys. She asks me if there is a genetic heart condition in my family: Nope none. She doesn’t say anything more but I know that the previous iridology reading had mentioned the same thing.

I already knew about the stressed adrenals and I’ve changed my lifestyle and added vitamins and minerals for the past year with little results. So I asked her how long it would take to correct the stressed adrenals. Her response? TWO YEARS!

She continues and makes a comment on the thyroid and asks if I have taking anything for thyroid support. I’ve never taken anything to support the thyroid and she explains that this could be one of the reasons for my low energy. She suggests taking a multi glandular support supplement for the thyroid and adrenals. As we get into get into a bit more detail, I mention about magnesium and mitral valve prolapse. Turns out, she has MVP as well! I continue and mention Plantar Fasciitis and she has that as well. Then I explain how I believe the two are connected from a lack of blood circulation and how it disappeared taking niacin for a few days.

She was very interested in my research and asked me if I had thought about getting into the health industry because I seemed so knowledgeable.

We talked about my discovery with zinc and copper and I explain about how I had a hard time with the ratio. She suggested alternating the dosage every other day. One day of zinc, copper the next. She tried kinesiology on a few of her supplements and I really didn’t show anything in a strong kind of way. I’ve always found that kinesiology is a bit of a hokey kind of science but I don’t fully understand how it works…

After about 30 minutes, she takes my to another room for the Ion Foot Bath. I ask her if I can take some photos and she doesn’t mind. I place my feet in some really warm water and away we go!!

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Entry for March 28, 2007

No vibration again this morning. Three days in a row. I won’t get too excited as I’ve had this happen before but I’ll just keep doing what seems to be working.

My iridology appointment is tonight and I’m really looking forward to it. What has me interested even more is the Ion Foot Bath. I’ve seen it advertised in health food stores and to be quite honest, I’ve been skeptical. Tonight, I’ll try it for myself. So I did some googling to find out some more information. It’s supposed to have an effect on candida and blood circulation.

Detox Foot Bath – How does it work?

It is a detox water foot bath which uses brass and stainless steel electrodes. It is used as a foot bath to cleanse, balance and enhance the bio-energy [the vital energy force present in the breath of bodily fluids]. This energy is the electro-magnetic force that is stored within the body and utilized by our cells. Chinese medicine refers to this energy as the “chi”. The complex energy fields permeate and realign the body’s energy field while improving oxygen levels. While the foot bath is widely used to increase energy [both physical and mental energy], vitality, and stamina, at the same time, it purges [detoxifies] the body of toxins, chemicals, radiation, pollution, synthetics, and other foreign material trapped in the skin layers that have clogged up the body’s systems of elimination. Its internal cleansing includes parasite cleansing and liver detoxification, which results in less body fluid retention, reduced inflammation, improved memory, greater bladder control, a more balanced pH, a stronger immune system and significant pain relief, including headaches, gout and arthritis pain.

As believed in Reflexology, each foot is actually a channel, a conduit, through which your body attempts to cleanse itself of toxic wastes and heavy metals that are building up in many parts of your body. During the foot bath, you will actually see the cleansing process take place as the water interacts with a compound electric current and magnetic field structure. This body cleansing process results in the correct frequency required for cells to return to a healthy state, and to release waste that has been bonded to them over the years. This detoxification therapeutic procedure also enhances the effects of other therapies. This unit is among the best detox products available.

What happens during a detox foot bath?

You immerse your feet in warm water. The machine is set to the correct settings and ionization levels. Then you sit back and relax for 20-35 minutes while the machine completes its cycle. You’ll see the excreted toxins, including parasites, in the water. The water will change color and consistency from orange, brown through to black — due to the release of toxic substances through the 2000 pores on the sole of each foot. There may be lymphatic fat or mucous floating on the water. Each therapeutic session lasts about 20-35 minutes, and should be taken every 2-3 days until the water is finally clear. The clear water will indicate that the body is clear of toxins at that time. Detoxification is usually complete within 5 -7 procedures over the course of 2-3 weeks. Note: Depending on your geographical region, the water may not change colors, but the same detoxification effects still occur.

What is the significance of color? Believe it or not, it is important to eat a variety of colorful foods in order to assure balanced chemistry. Every color is a chemical and has a chemical value. Chemical components of foods contribute to their acid-alkaline balance. As a general rule, Green Foods nourish the immune system, especially the liver and gall bladder. Red Foods nourish the endocrine system, including the pituitary gland, as well as the heart and small intestines. Orange Foods nourish the joints. Yellow Foods nourish the digestive system, including the spleen, stomach, and pancreas. White Foods nourish the respiratory system, namely the lungs, but also the large intestines, lymphatic system and skin. Black Foods nourish the circulatory system, kidneys and bladder. By the same token, when the water is changing colors, each color represents the part of the body that is being detoxified. One of the most visual effects is the discoloration of the water, but while the color changes in the water can be dramatic, it is not the most important factor and one must be careful about making any judgment’s based only on the water color.

What healing benefits can be gained?

The human body is electric because our cells are electric. Disorders and diseases of the body have vibrational frequencies that are incompatible with healthy cells; thus, they disrupt the cells’ natural oscillation and polarity. This disruption creates imbalance and chaos within each affected cell. When cells are in an imbalanced state, they are unable to facilitate the body’s functions needed for healing, including ridding itself of heavy metals, parasites and other toxins. But when cells are fully charged, they have more oxygen and are able to experience electrical balance, which results in a feeling of a healthy attitude, vitality, well-being, and enables the body to heal itself. This balance increases our sense of awareness and our sense of the mind/body/spirit connection. Darkfield studies have shown the machine significantly improves oxygen levels.

Studies show that an overall balancing effect occurs, along with a significant increase in the number of negative ions. Ions are atoms or molecules that have lost or gained electrons [Free radicals are unpaired electrons]. If the atoms or molecules lose electrons, they become positively charged ions. If they gain electrons, they become negatively charges ions. The ionic technique of cleansing thru feet provides a full body purge of all vital organs, resulting in reduced menopause symptoms, menstrual cramps, sexual health problems, skin problems, acne, sleep problems, restlessness, stress, toothaches, vaginal dryness, wrinkles, candida and yeast infections. The internal cleansing also results in faster disease healing and injury recovery.

Water has an almost perfect balance of positive and negative ions. Since the body is composed of about 70% water, its ability to interact with water is very high. When you immerse a body mass into water, the vibrational frequency of the water will affect the vibrational frequency of the body due to the interaction of the magnetic and electrical fields. Consequently, the Aqua Chi Detoxification Foot Spa unit is one of the best detox products. It is an exceptionally wonderful and natural healing tool. It is painless, with no drugs, and no harmful side effects.

(Excerpt from – Dr A. J. Adams N.D. wbpg)

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Entry for March 27, 2007

Health Canada muzzles oilsands whistleblower

AB physician sounded cancer alarm, slapped with College complaint
By Peter Woodford

A northern Alberta physician who publicly aired concerns over carcinogenic pollution from the massive oilsands development is being investigated by the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. The complaint against him comes from none other than Health Canada, which claims the physician caused “undue alarm.”

The doc — widely held to be Dr John O’Connor of Fort Chipewyan — says he’s got a hunch the copious amounts of arsenic dumped into the water by the project might explain why so many of his mostly aboriginal patients are presenting with cancer — including rarer forms like cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).

The College won’t confirm or deny that Dr O’Connor has indeed been targeted. The family doc is no firebrand and an unlikely martyr for the environmental cause. When the government released selected data from a study and concluded that people in the community were less likely than the average Albertan to die of cancer, it pained him to disagree (fuller data, released later, would suggest his hunches were largely right). “I would absolutely accept it, if I saw they had done a complete analysis…, had all the information that they needed, and had the report peer reviewed prior to publishing it,” he said at the time.

In fact, the whole business of fighting with the government made him literally sick and he said that he’s planning to leave Fort Chip (as it’s known locally) in the summer because of it. “It’s been so consuming and so frustrating that my blood pressure has gone up and I have difficulty sleeping,” he told the CBC late last year — even before the complaint to the College was filed. “It’s just I’m worn out by this.”

Dr O’Connor is now refusing to speak to the media until the complaint with the College is settled, his lawyer says.

SHOCK, OUTRAGE

Colleagues and members of the community came to the quick conclusion that Dr O’Connor is paying the price for attacking a sacred cow — Alberta’s multi-billion dollar oil industry.

“It’s a similar scenario to what had me fired in 2002 for speaking in favour of ratifying the Kyoto Accord in the interest of public health,” said Dr David Swann, Liberal MLA for Calgary Mountain View, on his blog. Dr Swann was medical officer for the Palliser Health Region at the time he got the axe.

“I admire Dr O’Connor for his courage in standing up and speaking out on issues that should concern all Albertans,” added Dr Swann in a March 6 interview with Fort McMurray Today. “This is not acceptable. We’re a free country. We, as professionals, are called upon to act in the public interest and to raise issues, to challenge vested interest whether it’s government’s or industry’s monetary interest for the betterment of the society.”

Dr Swann and internist Dr Michel Sauvé — who’s head of the intensive care unit in the same Fort McMurray hospital where Dr O’Connor is based and also regularly flies in to Fort Chip to treat patients — both feel that this case is evidence that whistleblower legislation is needed to protect doctors. Dr Sauvé has said he thinks the complaint was “politically motivated.”

The parties involved in the alleged complaint against Dr O’Connor aren’t saying much.

“We can confirm that Health Canada physicians have lodged a complaint which involves several professional practice issues with the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons against a northern Alberta doctor,” says Carole Saindon of Health Canada.

“The College of Physicians and Surgeons recommends that complaints not be discussed publicly. Health Canada respects this recommendation.”

Unsurprisingly, the College won’t comment on Dr O’Connor’s case, nor will the Alberta government.

GOLDEN TAR

The Athabasca oilsands (formerly called the tar sands) were long thought impractical to exploit. But high oil prices and technological innovations have made the area feasible to develop — and all of a sudden the province’s accessible oil reserves rival Saudi Arabia’s. But the catch is that to get oil from the bitumen (natural tar) enormous amounts of toxic waste water are created. And this raises concerns that profits from this development come at the expense of aboriginal lives.

“We need to know if there are excessive toxins in these resins and we need to see if people are dying from rare cancer or some devastating immune disorders — that someone is collecting some samples on these people to see what is the concentration of toxins,” explained Dr Sauvé to Fort McMurray Today.

There have been some studies looking at the arsenic levels found in the region’s fauna — but findings were contradictory. A recent study by Suncor, an oil company, found that a proposed development would lead to arsenic levels in moose meat — a local staple — 453 times the acceptable limit. The province and Imperial Oil dismissed the study saying their own data said the levels were much lower. Imperial Oil spokesperson Kim Fox stated back in November that her company’s study estimated arsenic levels were 15 times lower than the Suncor numbers. “The people who actually conduct these studies tend to be very, very conservative in their methodologies. Even with these conservative approaches, what we’ve found is that oilsands do not contribute to increase in arsenic in the area.”

ARSENIC & OLD LIES?

Locals are not convinced. “Those big shots running our government — they don’t give a darn who dies, they’re not concerned about us,” said one Fort Chipewyan elder in a CBC radio interview. “I’ve fished since I was 13 in Lake Athabasca. I’ve seen fish in the last five or six years with great lumps on them, humpbacks, crooked tails, some of the pickerel rotting alive — I’ve never seen that before in all the years I commercial fished. What are they putting into the water?”

Such cynicism towards the provincial government is commonplace among First Nations communities living near the oilsands developments. On March 6, the Mikisew Cree in Fort Chipewyan pulled out of the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA), dismissing the watchdog institution as a crock. “CEMA is a parking lot where everything, all the major issues, are placed. Meanwhile approvals [for new oilsands projects] are given,” Mikisew spokesperson Sherman Sheh told the CBC. Indeed, CEMA was initially given five years to release an assessment on how much oil development the province could sustain without permanently wrecking the environment. It’s already been seven years and CEMA hasn’t released its report, all the while oilsands development has been continuing apace. The Athabaska Cree have also given up on CEMA.

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Entry for March 27, 2007

High illness rate near oilsands worrisome, says Alberta health official

A medical examiner in Alberta wants to know why there are reports of serious illnesses, including a rare cancer, in a small First Nations community near the province’s oilsands.

A high number of illnesses, including leukemia, lymphomas, lupus, and autoimmune diseases, have been diagnosed in Fort Chipewyan, a community of about 1,200 people living 300 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.

Elders in the community say they didn’t see these kinds of diseases until the oil industry started production near their homes on the southwestern tip of Lake Athabasca.

Syncrude and Suncor extract and process hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil a day in their oil sands projects near the community.

Further development is planned for the oilsands, which cover an area in northwestern Alberta that’s larger than the state of Florida.

But Fort McMurray Medical Examiner Dr. John O’Connor says he’d like some answers before more developments are approved. O’Connor says he is diagnosing unusually high numbers of immune system diseases affecting the thyroid and less serious ones such as rhumatoid arthritis and skin rashes.

He has also treated five people in the community who died recently from a rare, almost always fatal cancer that should occur once in every 100,000 people.

“With my increasing lack of ability to explain why I’m seeing such numbers, it worries me and it does call for a health study to be initiated as soon as possible,” says O’Connor.

He is in negotiations with Health Canada to start an epidemiological investigation that would track the health of the community.

Warren Simpson, a resident of Fort Chipewyan. says he hopes it happens soon before any more members of his small community die.

“My dad, my sister, my aunt, a lot of my cousins have it, my friends’ families … a lot of them have died of cancer and some of them are dying now of cancer,” he said.

Simpson successfully fought off cancer, but says he’s scared it will come back.

With between 1.7 trillion and 2.5 trillion barrels, the oilsands reserves are considered second only to those in Saudi Arabia.

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Entry for March 27, 2007

Woke up this morning with no vibration and there was none last night. So was it the switch to magnesium gluconate? I’ll try the same thing again today with vitamin A and vitamin E along with the 100 mg of zinc. I’ll also add pantothenic acid. The lower dosage of magnesium didn’t seem to be as troublesome as I thought it would be. Recently with the fatigue my legs feel really heavy, I’m wondering if it has to do with my blood circulation as I stopped taking niacin a while back. I’ll add that too.

Progress? I was briefly looking through the symptom time line diary and I was looking at the changes I made after the iridology appointment. That’s when I started eating more fruit, discovered active B vitamins and started multivitamins and taking a higher dosage of magnesium in a form that is better absorbed. I think there will be a lot of change since the last reading. The adrenals is the one thing that I can’t seem to improve along with the anxiety. I’m sure the anxiety is related to the magnesium loss or the zinc/copper imbalance and I’ve just discovered those.

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Entry for March 26, 2007

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After reading the iridology report, it has me a little scared. I need to fix these problems now. I start googling for an iridologist in Markham and I find the first one and make the call. We talk about the cost and the method of treatment. She uses herbs and supplements so there is no sign of aromatherapy. Her price is reasonable and she will take the pictures and provide the treatment on the first visit. She also mentions the Nutri-body questionaire and the toxin foot bath.

I’ve heard about this foot bath before and I’m curious to know more. She says it takes 30 minutes and people always mention about the amount of energy after the treatment. This is definately something I need. I make the appointment for Wednesday evening.

Here we go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Entry for March 26, 2007

Then I start reading the iridology report. It’s almost been one year and I had totally forgotten about the specific details in the report and knowing my new discoveries, I’m still in deep trouble. After reading the report, it is definitely the most accurate. Anyone who has any interest in your health should seriously research iridology and have a professional reading done.

I feel like an idiot for not continuing with the treatment. Interesting note? She mentions a possible imbalance with the prostate and what mineral supports the prostate? ZINC! And it was never ever mentioned…

I find it mildly amusing that a complete physical exam from a medical doctor turns up everything as normal and the alternative approach makes it sound like I have only months to live! Here’s the report:

Body Systems

Digestive: This system shows lack of tone at the cecum reflexing the pancreas and the descending reflexing the heart and upper abdomen. There are no signs of the autonomic nervous wreath at the cecum (reflexing pancreas), the descending (reflexing the upper abdomen) and the sigmoid (reflexing the lower abdomen, the pelvis and the small intestines (reflexing the low back) on the left iris and the cecum on the right. In these areas there is a minimal nerve transmission which would therefore make these areas weaker. This system also shows signs of significant diet abuse and possible yeast indications. Healing lines are starting to happen especially in the esophagus, ascending, transverse and sigmoid colon, small intestines and the pancreas.

Nervous: This system shows a tendency to general exhaustion and general state of anxiety even though the patient projects a calm demeanor. These two qualities may have emerged with the recent illness however, numerous cramp rings suggest otherwise. Radicals denoting sluggish impulse at the transverse reflex the cerebellum, subcortex, the limbic and sympathetic nervous system and well as the adrenal gland. Again, there are the beginning signs of healing at the pituitary, pineal, conceptual mind, the cerebellum and the sinuses. There are also indications of drug imbediment in the head area, but this too shows healing signs.

Cardiovascular: This system shows vulnerability to problems due to genetics and diet abuse in the past. The area where the heart is in the iris shows a large and deep lacuna with healing signs. There are also indications of vascular plaque and fatty buildup, sluggish circulation with a potential for serious cardiovascular problems, and a weakened and possibly anemic state. Although there was no mention of cardiovasular problems, this system needs to be addressed with immediacy.

Endocrine: This system shows an anxiety line running through the adrenal on both irises and a staircase lacuna at the pancreas on the right. Although this seems to cause an immune compromise to the system, there are healing lines. There are also indications of healing lines at the thyroid. The prostate though shows possible imbalance.

Immune/Lymphatic/Respiratory: The Immune System shows the effects of longterm use of medications for allergies. However, there are healing lines in the respiratory (trachea, tonsils), the endocrine (parathyroid), and the lower jaw and sinus. There are indications of an imbalance in the Respiratory System especially in the bronchioles and at the throat.

Urinary: This system may also be vunerable due to it’s close connection to the heart and cardiovascular system and to it’s function of filtering toxins. The kidney shows a huge lacuna, congestion and pathogenic activity at the bladder and tissue hardening. However, there are healing lines in these two organs.

Muscular/Skeletal: There are indications of connective tissue breakdown and possible effects of long term use of medications in this system. Some areas of the iris show high tissue acidity or inflammation.

March 26, 2007 Posted by | Health | | Leave a comment

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