Monday, November 21, 2011

Why You Should Know Your A, B, C's - Cyanide in B12 Supplements

Who knew there were different types of B12?!

If you are like me & using nutrition with the idea of repairing nerve damage, B12 seems the magical place to start. But I guess you have to read up on your Bs. Check out this following factoid, from

"Cyanocobalamin is the most commonly supplemented form of vitamin B12....As the name implies, cyanocobalamin contains a cyanide molecule.....Compared with cyanocobalamin, it appears that methylcobalamin is better absorbed and retained in higher amounts within your tissues. In simple terms, they are used much more effectively. In general, methylcobalamin is used primarily in your liver, brain and nervous system."

Yikes. Off in search of new B's!

Lyrica - Just Say No

I have been interested in how successful Lyrica might be, as it is the latest drug in the industry to "help" FMS. Apparently - it is a failure. Well, in the long-term, it is. According to this website I am reading ( which includes this article on neuropathy

"Lyrica, is an anti-seizure medication... It is used for neuropathy as it stops the nerves from talking to each other so you don't feel the pain. But long term it can cause more damage."

Wow that's great. So the #1 med against FMS actually promotes it? How's that for a pharmaceutical coup?!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Detoxes - Rehabbing Yourself

I'm reading about nutritional detoxes (not colon-cleansing ones that rid the body of precious bacteria) as some of my friends have said they have used detoxes successfully to lower long-term chronic problem severity. I have heard that detoxes work for arthritis, specifically, and anticipate that FMS might be lowered by restoring an accurate body chemistry. Also, as I mentioned in previous blogs, my step-dad Arnold was able to rid his body of toxic nerve agents (grasshopper poison) so perhaps I could also correct some toxic problems, if in fact that's what has happened from the mycoplasma.

One of the most important things I read lately is the effect of stress on the body. Specifically from this site

“When you’re stressed, cortisol levels in your body increase,” says Pamela Peeke, M.D., author of Body for Life for Women. “Chronic elevation of cortisol begins to cause a dysfunction in the immune system, and it induces greater levels of inflammation in the body, increasing the risk of heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases.”

Given that FMS is a response to stress, it makes sense this response might be chemical. Specifically, the body chemistry gets "off", and the body is unable to counteract the damage the mycoplasma did previously. (This is my opinion only.) But given that my pain goes away every time I go on vacation (aka have no stress) there is a DEFINITE connection. Especially as FMS has been classed as an auto-immune disease.

As to permanent recovery? Perhaps. The jury is out. But until then I am now researching permanent detox diets that incorporate daily foods that are natural detoxifiers.

Let me know what you try. Anything special that has worked for you?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chemical Warfare & Mycoplasma - Why You are Sick

It is with deep sadness and loss of patriotism of any kind that I write this. However, the facts are the facts.

Why are you probably having chronic pain? And cannot recover from your illness?

Blame Canada.

Yes, this hurts as I am 1/2 Canadian. But.

Apparently, according to documented sources, such as this one (click here) in Consumer Health, a researcher in Canada infected mosquitos with the mycoplasma virus. Chronic fatigue syndrome then arrived, of which I expect FMS (fibromyalgia) is a derivative.

This is actually confirmed in the Consumer Health article:

"Dr. Charles Engel who is with the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, stated at an NIH meeting on February 7, 2000, "I am now of the view that the probable cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia is the mycoplasma."

That's not all.

See the below quote from Consumer Health:

"According to Dr. Shyh-Ching Lo, one of America's top, top researchers, this disease agent, the mycoplasma, causes among other things, AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Wegener's disease, Parkinson's disease, Crohn's colitis, Type I diabetes, and collagen-vascular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's. The mycoplasma enters into the individual cells of the body depending upon your genetic predisposition. You may develop neurological diseases if the pathogen destroys certain cells in your brain, or you may develop Crohn's colitis if the pathogen invades and destroys cells in the lower bowel. Once it gets into the cell, it can lie there doing nothing sometimes for 10, 20 or 30 years, but if a trauma occurs like an accident, or a vaccination that doesn't take, the mycoplasma can become triggered."

For me, it was my parents' divorce that caused the stress to make me ill. My FMS symptoms kicked in when I was under incredible emotional stress as a teenager, and have remained ever since.

And blame the U.S.

As if this weren't bad enough news, there are reports that vaccines are very dangerous. In fact, one article I was given to read ("The Mystery of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," by the Arthritic Diseases Clinic) reported that chronic fatigue syndrome seemed to appear after flu season...In fact that correlates to the above statement, exactly. So do NOT get that flu shot! (If this is not enough reason, my late uncle said shortly before he passed away that he thought the flu shot was going to "do him in." He got the shot, became sick, and never recovered...Yet he did not die from the flu, but a heart attack.)

Back to the mycoplasma disaster. Apparently the first research/infection by the mosquitos was apparently done in 1957, says the New England Journal of Medicine. I'm not entirely clear why people my age (40s) are ill. It must be ongoing biological warfare, that's all I can figure out...

What can be done about this dreaded virus?

Well, work is underway by experts such as my organic-farmer step-dad, who has studied nutrition for years and owns Schmidt Flour Mills. He is working on a high nutrition formula of wheat, in hopes that it will help combat the virus. I know this because I asked him what he could do to help me get rid of the mycoplasm virus, if in fact, this was the cause of my FMS.

Years ago my step-dad was able to save himself from dying from insecticide (grasshopper) poisoning when he was sprayed all over with it. Others that have been severly exposed died within weeks. He was able to rush to immerse himself in water, negating the first effects. However, the poison remained in his system for years, he says, until he was able to expel it through the use of high-nutrition food. He no longer falls asleep while driving, nor experiences the other toxic effects of the poison. After the experience he began organic farming and studying the power of food energy.

He is now 82 and runs circles around me. Literally. I was up at his place recently laying around feeling ill while he was out on his organic farm/fields all day picking rocks, combining, digging trenches for new trailers and whatnot.

According to Arnold Schmidt, apparently there is one thing stronger than toxins and viruses: food energy & nutrition. I am also studying more on this, and I will share what I find out.

In the meantime, take heart that your disease is NOT all in your head. There is a cause, and sadly, it was intentional.

Now it is up to us - you and me - to do whatever we can to use powerful food energy to get better. Let's see what we can do...