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Organic, GMO-Free, Gluten Free LONG TERM FOOD STORAGE!

I don’t know about you but I had a very hard time finding affordable long term organic and GMO-Free FOOD STORAGE! I didn’t want to have to eat CRAP rotating what I was storing! I was really appalled looking at the ingredients to what other companies had to offer! Finally found something that was totally awesome!! Its even Gluten-Free!

Click on the banner photo below and it will take you directly to the Food Storage! Click on SHOP BY Categories: then SURVIVAL FOOD: ENERHEALTH NON-GMO ORGANIC. 

They also carry Berkey Water filters, Precious Metals, and Ammo! They call their Ammo ‘Lead Bullion!’ – Homepage

They even have SPROUTED GRAINS and a GREEN DRINK POWDER! Take a look at the ingredients in their GREEN DRINK!

The DOC at SD BULLION sometimes has sales so look for for their specials like Free shipping. If sale not available, its still lowest price guaranteed!! They have a 14 day and 40 day bucket!

The Doc is proud to offer guaranteed lowest prices and best service on all products we sell.

Vacuum Sealed for Extended Shelf Life

We vacuumed sealed our Enerfood Green Superfood for your food storage needs.  This is a perfect addition to your food storage as it can replace a meal and provide you with the nutrition and cleansing protection you need. 

  • 10-20 Year Shelf Life 
  • Enhances Your Stored Foods 
  • 50 Servings Per Package 
  • Powerful Nutrition To Keep You Healthy
  • Secure Your Long-Term NutritionEnerfood is our award winning 100% certified organic green superfood powder. Voted Best Superfood by Natural News, Enerfood is packed with the highest quality (non-chinese) nutrient dense “superfoods”. Enerfood delivers complete bio-available nutrition in an highly alkalizing formula as the best way to get our vitamins and nutrition is through food and Enerfood is just that…Food. Enerfood provides pure, natural energy, helps remove toxins, and helps the body preform at an optimal level. With 50 Servings per container, Enerfood offers tremendous value for organic greens. Enerfood is great for anyone whether you are trying to loose weight, increase your energy, or just be overall healthier.  Enerfood Highlights:
  • 100% Certified Organic (Non-Chinese Ingredients)
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan – Raw
  • Alkalizing Formula
  • Less than $1 per serving
  • Removes Toxins – Extremely Cleansing
  • Best Superfood NaturalNews
  • Easily Digested & Absorbed (100% Bio-Available Nutrition)Enerfood Promotes:
  • Balanced Energy All Day Long
  • Increased Stamina
  • Mental Clarity
  • Healthy Liver 
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Radiant Skin
  • Improved DigestionBasic Information:
  • Size: 14.01 oz
  • Servings Size: 1 Tablespoon
  • Servings per container: 50
  • Ingredients/Instructions: 
    **NO INGREDIENTS ARE SOURCED FROM CHINA AND/OR JAPAN**Mix 1 Tablespoon in water or non-acidic juice (Apple), or add to your favorite smoothie recipe.Organic Spirulina – A nutritionally dense blue green algae, rich in protein, Beta Carotene and B vitamins, especially B12. Organic Chlorella – Also a form of blue green algae, like spirulina, giving Enerfood an even more potent source of optimal nutrition. Organic Non-active, Vegetarian, Saccharomyces Cervisiae Nutritional Yeast – The second highest source of protein in nature and the richest source of B vitamins known. Organic Dulse – Seaweeds are nature’s richest source of minerals. Organic Kelp – Also a nutrient dense seaweed. Organic Barley Grass – Grain grasses contain more nutrition by weight than the grains themselves, providing a powerful source of vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll. Organic Wheat Grass – Is also a grain grass. Organic Alfalfa Leaf – Known as the most potent land source of minerals. It sends its roots down as much as 50 feet drawing up valuable minerals and converting them into a bioavailable form. Organic Spinach – Another rich source of minerals, especially iron. Organic Rose Hips – Along with orange and lemon peel this is a strong source of the nutrients that make up Vitamin- C complex, such as hesperidin and rutin, calcium and other nutrients necessary to assimilate Vitamin C. Organic Beet Root – Just as spinach, beets have long been known to provide us with iron and other minerals. Organic Orange Peel – Vitamin C complex and bioflavinoids. Organic Winter Cherry Root – An ayurvedic herb to strengthen and rebuild the body.

    Organic White Asparagus Root – Another ayurvedic herb to strengthen and rebuild the body. It is revered by women and also men in the ayurvedic pharmacopia.

    Organic Dandelion Leaf – Known herbally to build and cleanse the blood. Rich in calcium and organic sodium.

    Organic Lemon Peel – Vitamin C complex and bioflavinoids.

    Organic Papaya Leaf – Contains powerful proteolytic enzymes such as papain, which are known to assist in the digestion of protein.

    Organic Horsetail – Used by herbalists for millennia to strengthen tooth enamel, hair and nails. It also helps the body absorb calcium.

    Organic Barley & Wheat Grass Juice Powder – An even more potent source of the nutrition provided by the simple ground grasses themselves.

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Introducing The 14 Days/Nights



Each Pail is:

Individually Vacuum Sealed in 6 & 7 mil. food-grade, clear plastic bags – so you can see what you’re getting!!
10-15 Year Shelf Life
Real food – Real Nutrition
Easy to Transport – Easy to Store
No Preservatives
100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO
Being Healthy Is Being Prepared!The time is now to store food that is good for you. Sadly, the majority of stored food is just empty calories packed with sodium, preservatives, and GMO’s while offering very little nutritional value. It’s not about counting calories…it’s about making calories count!We have packed this bucket with highly nutritious, nutrient dense food items that are easy to prepare. All contained in an easy to store and carry bucket for any situation.Basic Information:

Weight: 14 lbs

Dimensions: 12.5″ H x 9.5″ W x 11.5″ D


ROLLED OATS: 24.7 oz (14 – 1/2 cup servings)
MILLET: 23.8 oz (9 – 1/2 cup servings)
BROWN RICE: 22.23 oz (8 – 1/2 cup servings)
GREEN LENTILS: 22.23 oz (7 – 1/2 cup servings)
GARBANZO BEANS: 22.23 oz (7 – 1/2 cup servings)
BLACK BEANS: 22.23 oz (7 – 1/2 cup servings)
PINTO BEANS: 22.23 oz (7 – 1/2 cup servings)
QUINOA: 13.23 oz (5 – 1/2 cup servings)
BUCKWHEAT SPROUTS: 15.87 oz (6 – 1/2 cup servings)
ENERFOOD: 3.95 oz (14 – 1 tsp servings)
MISO POWDER: 2.47 oz (28 – 1 tsp servings)
SPICE MIX: .49 oz (28 – 1/8 tsp servings)

Oats are highly nutritious and are rich in fiber. The special form of fiber in oats is itself rich in beta glucans, a kind of fiber with important cholesterol and blood sugar balancing as well as immune enhancing benefits. Oats are also rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. They are versatile in that you can cook them or just soak them for 20-30 minutes before eating them. Soaking oats with raisins or other dried fruit creates a very tasty breakfast.


Millet is another healthy grain that is less well known in the west but which is gaining in popularity. It has been enjoyed as a staple for hundreds of years in both Africa and certain regions of India. Millet is one of the few grains that is considered to have an alkaline effect on the body, a fact that is gaining recognition in many nutritional circles which consider that an alkaline body is less likely to succumb to disease. Millet is rich in amino acids, minerals, B vitamins and other important phytonutrients. It is particularly rich in phosphorous, a mineral that is crucial for the rebuilding of cell membranes and of the nervous system . It also has a high amino acid content.


Why would you ever eat white rice, when the milling process removes close to 70 % of the nutrient content. Rice is probably one of the most consumed grains worldwide. Unlike white rice, brown rice contains valuable fiber in its bran as well as vitamin rich properties in the valuable rice-germ. Brown rice is also rich in minerals such as selenium, manganese, iron and magnesium, not to mention the many essential fatty acids and B complex vitamins, in addition to substantial amounts of fiber.


Lentils are also a food with a high nutritional content. As with most beans and pulses, lentils are high in fiber, which help s balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Lentils are also are rich in beneficial antioxidants, folates, protein, minerals and B vitamins. One mineral that is especially rich in lentils is magnesium, an important mineral that helps relax arteries and thus benefit cardiovascular health. Another important mineral well represented in lentils is potassium, a crucial mineral involved in the cell’s absorption of nutrients and release of waste. Lentils can be easily soaked overnight and then rinsed twice daily for 2-3 days until they sprout. In this form no cooking is needed and the lentils can be added to salads or sandwiches.


Garbanzo Beans have high nutritional content, namely fiber, protein, trace minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, antioxidant rich phytochemicals and folates. Garbanzos, probably because of their high fiber and nutrient dense nature, give a feeling of fullness that prevents overeating. Garbanzos are high in fiber and many studies have shown how fiber assists in the balance of excess blood fats, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.


Black Beans have a special kind of fiber that the colon uses to produce butyric acid, a fatty acid that the cells of the colon uses to fuel their activity and maintain proper intestinal transit time. Sufficient fiber intake is crucial to good intestinal health. Black beans are rich in fiber, beneficial antioxidants, folates, protein, minerals and B vitamins.


Pinto Beans are high in fiber, which helps balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Pinto beans are also rich in beneficial antioxidants, folates, protein, minerals and B vitamins. One mineral that is especially rich in molybdenum that helps detox sulfites from the body. They also contain good iron content, a mineral that needs replenishing regularly. Other important minerals in pinto beans that are cofactors in the production of a very potent antioxidant, Superoxide Dismutase are copper and manganese. Pintos are particularly high in protein too.


Quinoa is a nutty south American supergrain that is rich in amino acids (protein) as well as many other nutrients. What sets quinoa apart from other grains is that it is a complete protein. It is also high in mineral content, especially manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, copper and iron amongst others. Quinoa is also rich in phytochemicals that act as antioxidants in the body. A diet containing frequent portions of whole grains has been shown to contribute to a reduced risk for a large number of health conditions as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Buckwheat is wheat free and gluten free and is a great substitute for other grains. Buckwheat may also help in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and supporting the cardiovascular system.

Buckwheat is a considered a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids. Buckwheat is also high in fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Buckwheat also is a great cleanser and can help alkalize the body. Buckwheat is high in iron and calcium, bioflavonoids, flavonols and co-enzyme Q10. It contains all of the B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, and selenium, as well as many other nutrients


Enerfood, our award winning greens product Enerfood was a must for the pail, since it 100% Organic and contains powerful nutrition for better health, energy and immune system support. It is not just us that think so. Enerfood was Voted BEST SUPERFOOD by Natural News!


This organic fermented vegetable stock is easily rehydrated with water and added to your beans or grains just prior to turning off the heat . Once added, remove pot from heat and allow this final liquid to be absorbed into the grains or mix with the beans. Miso is a great buttery and salty stock alternative that is rich in Vitamin B12 and minerals.


This tasty little blend adds some zest to your stored foods. When you prepare your beans or lentils, you can add some Cajun spice to the pot to give some clean warming flavor. It contains black pepper, cayenne, sea salt, garlic, onion and paprika.


Neutralize Stress Effects on Your Body

Everyone goes through times of stress. If you find yourself not being able to sleep, get agitated easily you maybe getting adrenal fatigue. If you find yourself in this predicament your body needs a whole host of natural nutrients! The B Vitamins will get depleted fast! Please don’t get the typical Isolated B Vitamins. Whole Food B’s are best. Good whole food sources are:

BLUEGREEN ALGAE in the form of spirulina or chlorella. I like for Chlorella. Theirs is Thin Cell Wall vs Broken Cell Wall and grown in indoor controlled environment. Chlorella also helps with heavy metal detoxification.

Make sure the companies you buy from test for heavy metal and radiation. Most of the major companies do.

Trader Joe’s makes a Green Drink Powder. They also do have a sublingual B12 which is critical and one usually needs more than they think and hard to get from food unfortunately. The best B12 I think is from CountryLife nonGMO B12 and is the kind NaturalNews recommends. See below:

I switch between SwansonVitamins and Vitacost and DoctorsVitamins for a lot of my supplements. DoctorsVitamins doesn’t use Magnesium Stearate in their ‘other’ ingredients.

Here’s a $10 discount link if using Vitacost:

Other good sources of whole food B vitamins are LIVER (dessicated grassfed liver pills are available from NOWFOODS, Enzymatic Therapy) and Blackstrap Molasses. Raw Kefir and good probiotics are key as the colon can make its own B Vitamins. Check back here later for recipe for homemade Kefir.
Adaptogens also are needed to help balance the body such as CORDYCEPS, Ginsengs, Ashwagandha. Swanson’s makes a very inexpensive cordyceps and sometimes 2 for 1 sale. There are very expensive varieties that are wild grown and may be more potent but these do work also! Mushrooms are very powerful! See post on Rancid Coffee and Zeal…If not there, check in Archives or check back later. May not be posted yet!
If one can’t sleep and already showing signs of insomnia…you may have adrenal fatigue setting in and need to suppress the cortisol the adrenal gland will produce when weak and can wake you up in the middle of the night! Evergreen ZZZ formula and SEDITOL from Vitacost can help!
See $10 discount coupon link above.
Tryptophan is better and safer than Melatonin in my opinion.
Try and get as much rest as possible. Take deep breaths, exercise and keeping the body’s ph alkaline is critical. If one becomes acid via stress , foods, environmental toxins; baking soda can come to the rescue. Will post on that soon. Sorry still in draft form.
QiGong exercises can help also…Yoga…make the body relax….
IONIC GOLD does wonders for sleep!  Can order from here:
More on MEMinerals!:

Information About Mother Earth Minerals:

Minerals are the often forgotten essential elements for good health. People think of minerals in terms of strong teeth and bones, but minerals are far more important than that. Every living cell depends on minerals for proper function, structure, and electrical conductivity.

The body uses and requires more than 80 minerals for complete balanced health.

Our society is realizing that proper nutrition is key to a long and healthy life. What we don’t realize is that in today’s world, modern commercial farming methods don’t allow the soils to rest and restore. The end result is not the nutrient-rich food we believe we’re getting.

Most of the U.S. population is deficient in essential minerals.

Many people are turning to supplements to obtain their daily nutritional requirements. Unfortunately, most dietary mineral supplements currently on the market have extremely low absorption rates and are not very bio-available. There is little benefit from taking dietary mineral supplements that are not being completely used by the body.

In a nutshell, you can have all the air, water, protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins you want but you won’t achieve health and wellness without a complete balance of minerals in the correct form. When given the right materials in the right form, the body can do amazing things to promote its own health.

Mother Earth Minerals

For over 10 years, Mother Earth Minerals has been producing high quality absorbable minerals supplements that have brought health and wellness to thousands of individuals.

Mother Earth Minerals are:

Ionic -Possessing an electrical charge, drawn to the walls of the intestines.

Water Soluble -Highly bio-available angstrom sized ions in an aqueous solution.

Cell-Available– Available for absorption into the human cell, not only the blood stream.

Mother Earth Minerals are all natural and contain no sugar, starch, yeast, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or animal by-products. Mother Earth Minerals are also free from many common allergens including dairy, wheat, yeast, gluten, dicalcium phosphate, corn, and fillers.

  • Mother Earth Minerals are not watered down.
  • Mother Earth Minerals are the highest quality liquid minerals on the market.
  • Mother Earth Minerals are uniquely formulated to maximize bio-availability.
  • Mother Earth Minerals are vegetarian friendly. They are 100% VEGAN.
  • Mother Earth Minerals are subjected to rigorous quality control measures and are manufactured under FDA cGMP regulations.
  • Mother Earth Minerals ARE SIMPLY THE BEST CHOICE when it comes to liquid mineral supplementation!

Minerals provide much of the basic foundation from which health is built and maintained, and mineral supplementation is an obvious choice for people who are interested in being proactive about their health. Ultimately, Mother Earth Minerals help restore and enhance the body’s natural functions for healing, improving energy production, mental focus, sleep, recovery rate, and bolstering the immune system. As pointed out in the June 2002 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, everyone needs to supplement with extra nutrients beyond those found in their daily diets.

Just how big are ‘ANGSTROM’ particles?

Mother Earth Minerals are meticulously prepared from a pure (up to 99.99% pure) elemental source in the purest energy enhanced structured water. Mother Earth Minerals, through a complex proprietary process, liquefies minerals to a state where if dehydrated will grow crystals yielding a highly bio-available form of mineral that is non-metallic and is in simple, angstrom sized ionic form. The ionic charge is opposite of the charge of the intestinal walls, which allows the minerals to be automatically drawn to the walls of the intestines, where, because of their minute size, they are readily absorbed at a near 100% absorption rate. Mother Earth Mineral’s process closely resembles the dynamic and intricate functions of nature. This produces a mineral nutrition delivery-system in line with nature’s own design.

Because these water-soluble minerals are not necessarily dependent on the digestive tract of the body for complete absorption, they work exceptionally well for people with compromised digestive systems. They are also easier for children and older people to swallow than pills or capsules. The extremely small particle size provides a means for the mineral to leave the body if it is not needed at the time, lowering any risk of toxic buildup occurring.

You must understand that in order for a mineral to be assimilated correctly on the cellular level, it must be in a form no larger than an angstrom in size. These angstrom-sized particles should also be completely water soluble, which allows the mineral to be quickly 100% absorbed in either the mouth (sublingually) or in the upper stomach where lower stomach acids will not destroy them.

Just how big is an “ANGSTROM”? Well, consider that it takes 10 thousand angstrom-sized particles lined up on a horizontal plane to cross the distance equal to one micron. What does this mean in ‘laymen terms’? Simply that every other ‘mineral supplement’ on the market falls far short because it is much larger than a micron in size, or is not taken sublingually.

Mother Earth Minerals can supply you with liquid ionic angstrom-sized electrically charged minerals such as boron, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, germanium, gold, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, platinum, potassium, selenium, silver, vanadium, & zinc. According to Dr. Pauling and others, all diseases and disorders can be controlled, if not eliminated, by giving the body the nutrition it needs to fight and overcome imbalances.

It’s your health; it’s your choice – choose wisely!

The recipes/applications found in the Online Catalog are ONLY SUGGESTIONS and have been compiled from individual reports from those who have been helped and from extensive information compiled from nutritionists and MD’s. The information contained herein is NOT medical advice and is NOT intended to replace the advice or attention of health care professionals. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE BEGINNING ANY NEW DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION PROGRAM!! Mother Earth Minerals are 100% natural minerals bonded with water, therefore have not been evaluated nor approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Brief List of Mineral Functions within the Body

  • Boron – Bone health, memory and brain function, regulates hormones.
  • Calcium – Used in almost every bodily function. Important for pH balance, tone, power, strength, longevity, vitality and endurance.
  • Chromium – Liver synthesis, regulates metabolism, maintain healthy insulin and blood sugar levels.
  • Cobalt – Maintain/repair myelin sheath, transport glucose from the blood into body cells, and manufacture/absorb B-Complex vitamins.
  • Copper – Iron assimilation, formation of hemoglobin & red blood cells, enzyme reactions, protein metabolism, vitamin C oxidation, beneficial for graying and thinning hair.
  • Germanium – Aid oxygen uptake, natural cleansing of toxins and pollutants, support healthy immune system.
  • Gold – Sleep aid, feeling of well-being (relaxation), supports immune system, vitality and longevity, glandular functions, raise energy level, joint comfort and movement.
  • Indium – Support hormonal systems, immune system, hormone stasis, enhance food and mineral absorption, aids utilization of essential trace elements, increased energy, enhanced sense of well-being, reduced need for sleep.
  • Iodine – Thyroid regulation, hormone regulation that controls digestion, heart rate, body temperature, nervous system, reproductive system, body weight, and metabolism. Natural antibiotic.
  • Iron – Energy giver, attracts oxygen, builds blood. Involved in food metabolism, digestion, elimination, circulation, and normal-ranged blood pressure.
  • Magnesium – Aids in relaxing nerves, relieving daily tension. Assists digestion, activates enzymes important for protein and carbohydrate metabolism. Magnesium is important in muscle contraction and relaxation, the production and transfer of energy, assists nerve conduction. Aids regularity, restful sleep, keeps vertebrae in proper position, and purifies/purges body tissues of impurities.
  • Manganese – Important for all mental faculties/functions. Aids memory, promotes natural resistance and restorative functions. Strengthens tendons, tissues, ligaments, and linings in and outside of organs.
  • Mineral of Life – Aids and promotes natural functions, supports cell walls, aiding in proper contraction/relaxation of muscles, cellular detoxification, and health maintenance w/ 84 trace elements.
  • Molybdenum – Regulates pH, boosts metabolism – helps burn fat, promotes general well being, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, sleep aid.
  • Platinum –       Vital for cellular longevity and vitality, energize the human cell, stimulate brain cells to aid sleep patterns. May help support the immune system.
  • Potassium – Neutralizes acids, restores alkaline salts in bloodstream, assists in metabolic processes, critical to cardiovascular and nerve function, assists in muscle energy, regulates water balance, vital in elimination of wastes.
  • Selenium – Promotes normal body growth, supports fertility, encourages tissue elasticity, potent antioxidant, reduces the retention of toxic metals in the body, and crucial for the proper functioning of heart muscle.
  • Silver – Potent natural antibiotic.
  • Sulfur – Aids in elimination of toxins, supports blood circulation, scavenges free radicals, beautifies the skin, flexible bond connects cells, the lubricant found between joints, and may support myelin sheath for nerve protection.
  • Vanadium – Supports circulatory system, helps maintain cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Zinc – Aids assimilation of vitamins, normal growth and development, maintenance of body tissues, sexual function, immune system, and synthesis of DNA. Is an Anti-oxidant.

See post: Rechargeable Natural Antibiotic! Keeps on going and going! They have a SILVER/GOLD combo!

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Under the weather?


My health ghuru who founded the NewAngelaFoundation gave me a heads up on how beneficial Sardines are because of the RNA . I did more research :

Before our vacation we started getting symptoms of sore throats and drainage! Luckily I discovered this natural DNA drops after reading the article above. I ordered 1 bottle that came in the nick of time (works similar to homeopathy). My husband usually catches everything…he used to get pneumonia because he lived in a moldy house and had chronic bronchitis. He even skipped a year of school because of that but hasn’t had more than a cold for over 20 yrs now! I usually never get sick at all but I was worn down from lack of sleep…normally if I get symptoms it lasts only a few minutes or 1 night’s worth but this time it kept coming back. After using the drops we never got anything! Many that were around us on this vacation were sick and caught something towards the end…including family members. Even someone serving us food was sick and nose was running?!  This stuff works!!! Right now with this pandemic scare they can quarantine you on your vacation! They even make you sign waivers before the trip!

I called the company and the rep told me that it works sort of like homeopathy and that it makes the hairs in the lungs clean out the mucous! 🙂 So best to start at the onset but it also works well in the middle of the congestion! Its also safe for kids and infants she said. Can contact the company again to confirm! 🙂

We discovered Nutricology Mucolyxir DNA drops worked the fastest we have ever seen! read it  helps dissipate even the WORST cases of anything to do with mucous. Make sure you read the link above to see how powerful it is and the research behind it. It has never failed us yet since using these drops! YEAY!! Even after you have symptoms repeatedly. If you are like me I got more than 1.

Nutricology’s price is about DOUBLE!

Order here:  $17.95 (as of this writing) vs $41.57! : update: price increase to now over $20…

Mucolyxir AllStarHealth

Retail price from the manufacturer , Nutricology and other places!

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For serious virus issues (which they are even trying on EBOLA Hon. Alpha Kanu) one may be interested in HYDROSOL SILVER! EPA approved. I was able to eat sugar (I only eat unrefined whole food sugars at home) on our vacation. I would take just a few drops (like 3-5 drops) after each time I ate sugar and the candida symptoms actually healed up after the trip! It would usually flare up at night whenever I eat white sugar…other whole unrefined sugars didn’t do that! I think it sort of works like baking soda/molasses. Bait and kill ! You can search on youtube about Baking Soda and molasses. Dr Sircus wrote a book on it. I have it! It helped also but the silver is easier to take than the baking soda and molasses! I brought them both but only used the b.soda once.


For Dr Sircus’ ebook on Baking Soda:

Baking Soda ebook

A better way to get Vitaimin C: In our experience the MUCOLYXIR was the fastest acting for congestion issues. A good Vitamin C is still good for many other reasons: How to make your own LIPOSOMAL VIT C:



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Update: UNSEEN.IS is more stable than Shazzlemail I was just told!

And then I thought we were ok but still NO?!!! UGH!

That Microsoft and google and now encrypting so even they can’t see anything!>–in-promoting-encryption–calls-out-microsoft-and-comcast.html

But then someone sent me this:!!

Not really. The new versions of Microsoft will have the ability to record every keystroke, every piece of data, every website visited.

Can This 1 Tiny Gland Affect This Many Diseases?

From the Townsend Letter
December 2008
Hypothyroidism Type 2

A New Way of Looking at an Old Problem
by Nenah Sylver, PhD

The Basics of an Epidemic

What do chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, menstrual difficulties, and sleep apnea have in common? As physician Mark Starr points out in his extensively researched book, Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic, there’s an excellent chance that this apparently disparate collection of disorders – among literally dozens, if not hundreds – indicate abnormally low thyroid function.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located at the throat that produces numerous related hormones: thyroxin (also known as T4), liothyronine (also known as T3), T2, and T1. T4, the most well known of all the thyroid hormones, heats the body and speeds metabolism (of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates) and heart rate. T3, the most active form of thyroid hormone, also heats the body and speeds metabolism and heart rate. At best, T4 is only about one-quarter as potent as T3, and in any case, most is converted into the more active T3 by the liver, kidneys, and other body cells. T2 stimulates metabolism, while one animal study showed that T1 cools the body and slows the heart. Together, all four of these related hormones probably act synergistically in ways that are not yet fully understood.

Thyroid underactivity, commonly called hypothyroidism, was first reported in London in 1875. According to many reliable sources, including doctors Broda Barnes, David Derry, Jacques Hertoghe, and James Howenstine, at least one-third to one-half of the US population suffers from slight to severe hypothyroidism.

In his book, Starr explains the differences between Types 1 and 2:

With Type 1 Hypothyroidism, the thyroid does not produce sufficient amounts of hormone to maintain “normal” blood levels of hormones, which in turn will maintain normal blood levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) produced by the pituitary. (I will say more about TSH a little later.)

With Type 2 Hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland produces “normal” amounts of hormone, but the cells are unable to utilize the hormone properly. Some experts call this thyroid hormone resistance (which may be regarded as similar to insulin resistance).

Laboratory tests showing inadequate bloodstream levels of thyroid hormone make it easy to diagnose Type 1 hypothyroidism. However, lab tests fail to detect Type 2 hypothyroidism, because despite adequate bloodstream hormone levels, the cells are unable to accept and utilize that hormone (for a variety of reasons, which I’ll address in a moment). Since the main problem lies with the cells that are actually utilizing the hormone, a different approach needs to be taken when testing for – and to a certain extent, when treating – Type 2 hypothyroidism.

Since many more people suffer from Type 2 than Type 1 hypothyroidism, and because Type 2 is widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed, this article will focus on Type 2: its manifestations, the best way to diagnose it (it’s not with lab tests), and its treatment. For this article, I have drawn heavily from Mark Starr’s book, Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

Dr. Starr became interested in the subject for both personal and professional reasons. More than a dozen years ago, he embarked on a quest to heal his own chronic pain, fatigue, and allergies after receiving no relief from the majority of physicians with whom he consulted. Professionally, while treating thousands of people who suffered chronic pain alongside a wide range of disorders, he discovered a pattern. The underlying cause or contributing factor to their pain was low thyroid function. Dr. Starr’s book is the result of over a decade’s worth of intensive research and writing about the history, problems, politics, personnel, literature, case studies, and treatment related to hypothyroidism. I had the opportunity to visit Starr’s new clinic, which is near my home, so at the end of this article, I will also give a brief description of his practice.

Endless Disease Conditions

Most people (correctly) regard the thyroid as responsible for proper metabolism. However, this gland plays a major role in hundreds of bodily functions. Here is just a sample of the many symptoms and conditions that can be caused, indirectly or directly, by an under-functioning thyroid gland:

Appetite disruption (heightened or diminished)
Autoimmune conditions, including allergies, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis
Blood sugar disorders, such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, or a combination of the two
Cancers, all kinds
Cardiovascular abnormalities, including high cholesterol, poor circulation, heart palpitations, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hypotension (low blood pressure)
Dental problems, including chronic gum infections, receding gums, and TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (clenching of the teeth, leading to chronic inflammation and pain in the temporomandibular joint)
Fatigue and lethargy
Gastrointestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, and impaired digestion leading to constipation and nutritional disorders
Heart conditions, including coronary artery disease from accelerated atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), abnormal blood pressure (either too high or too low), diminished cardiac output, weakness of the heart muscle, and congestive heart failure
Hoarseness of voice, difficulty in swallowing, swollen enlarged tongue, and sleep apnea
Immune response malfunction, leading to increased infections (including Candida albicans) in all parts of the body
Mental and emotional problems, including difficulty in cognition, and anxiety, depression, memory loss, manic depression, psychosis, and schizophrenia
Metabolism malfunctions, leading to weight gain (usually) or weight loss (occasionally)
Muscular disturbances, including ataxia (lack of coordination), carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and weakness
Neurological impairment, including but not limited to ear conditions (deafness, tinnitus, and vertigo), headaches and migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, and paresthesia (numbness and “pins and needles” in nerves)
Pain in joints and muscles, including arthritis and fibromyalgia
Perspiration reduction
Reproductive disorders, including birth defects, cysts in breasts and ovaries, endometriosis, infertility, and menstrual disturbances
Respiratory conditions, including asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, and chronic sinus infections
Skin disorders, including acne, alopecia (hair loss), boils, dryness, eczema, hives, and psoriasis
Sleepiness and sleep apnea.
Slowed movement and speech
Structural weaknesses/deformities and impaired ability to repair damaged tissues, manifesting in brittle nails, brittle or scant hair (including baldness), degenerating bones (osteoporosis), malformed bones (scoliosis), and thinning and loss of eyebrows, notably the outer third
Temperature regulation malfunction: intolerance to heat, and excessive coldness, particularly in extremities.
Urinary tract problems, such as urinary infections and especially kidney failure from shrunken, scarred kidneys

Why So Many Conditions?

How is it possible that the malfunction of one tiny gland can influence so many other functions that do not seem related to each other? Consider the most obvious effect of an underactive thyroid: reduced cell metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. This not only means inefficient transport of nutrients into the cell membrane, but also inefficient transport of wastes out. As holistic practitioners well know, inadequate nourishment and the buildup of toxins (regardless of the cause) can exacerbate or outright cause virtually all conditions that we call “disease.” The more toxins engorge the cells, the more one becomes susceptible to infections and degenerative conditions. As it turns out, the mitochondria – microscopic energy-burning units of the cell responsible for about 90% of the energy production that our cells, tissues, and organs require for metabolism – are intimately affected by thyroid dysfunction. Starr writes:

Thyroid hormones are responsible for our metabolism. When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. The total membrane surface of the mitochondria increases almost directly in proportion to the increased metabolic rate of the whole animal. My medical school textbook, The Textbook of Medical Physiology, states: “It seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin [thyroid hormone] might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

The beneficial symbiotic relationship between mitochondria and thyroid hormone works both ways. Adequate levels of thyroid hormone not only increase mitochondria number and function, but as Starr points out, “mitochondrial mutations appear to be largely responsible for the metabolic defects at the cellular level, which result in a hypothyroid-like condition…. Defects in mitochondria, as well as synthetic toxins, impair thyroid hormone metabolism at the cellular level.” Not surprisingly, symptoms of mitochondrial disease are the same as symptoms of hypothyroidism.

There are scores of environmental toxins that interfere with every aspect of thyroid metabolism and cause the mitochondria to malfunction. These include petroleum and petroleum byproducts; pesticides, herbicides and fungicides; heavy metals, among them mercury, arsenic, lead, aluminum, barium, and cadmium; organic solvents, including benzene, toluene, trichloroethylene, and dichloromethane; and numerous other synthetic chemicals. Fat-soluble toxins lodge in the fat cells that lie beneath the skin and surround internal organs. Women, whose bodies contain more fat than men’s, hold proportionately more toxins in their systems and thus, one might assume, suffer from hypothyroidism in much greater numbers than do men. Statistics show this to be true.

Faulty thyroid receptors on the cell membranes as well as mitochondrial mutations can cause a hypothyroid condition. “Defective thyroid receptors,” Starr writes, “may prevent a sufficient supply of hormones that are circulating in our blood from reaching the mitochondria and other crucial sites such as the nucleus of the cell. The nucleus is where the thyroid hormones activate genes and stimulate protein synthesis, among a host of other tasks” [emphasis added]. This explains why so many people with underactive thyroids have brittle nails and hair, and even bone defects. If the body cannot utilize amino acids to create new, properly formed tissue, the cells will be imperfect and cause structural abnormalities.

Myxedema, which is the retention of mucin, can also occur when the tissues do not properly process and utilize thyroid hormone. (Myx is the Greek word for “mucin,” and edema means “swelling.”) Mucin is a compound comprised of sugars bound to a protein and in modest amounts is a constituent of connective tissue. (Connective tissue lines blood vessels, comprises nerve sheaths, is part of the fascial envelope surrounding muscles, and is in organs and glands, in the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, and in the mucous membrane lining of the respiratory tract, including the sinuses.) By nature, jelly-like mucin absorbs water. When present in normal amounts, mucin is not a problem. But in excess, the hydrophilic (water-loving) mucin can cause serious problems wherever it accumulates in the connective tissue. Over half of the hypothyroid population (55%-60%) has abnormally high amounts of mucin, which accumulate more with age. In fact, the medical term for “hypothyroidism” used to be myxedema.

You can see how an underactive thyroid can be responsible for so many debilitating and apparently disparate health problems. Just a small sample includes heart disease, digestive disorders, liver malfunction, lupus, muscular pain, neurological impairment, sinusitis, and sleep apnea (caused by a swelling of the trachea and larynx). Also worth noting are Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) problems. These often accompany hypothyroidism due to slow contraction and relaxation of the muscles. Muscle spasms are common in hypothyroidism, as are arthritic changes and joint effusions (an abnormal buildup of joint fluid).

Inadequate thyroid hormone at the cellular level also negatively impacts other glands. “Without the crucial influence of thyroid hormones,” Starr emphasizes, “proper maturation and function of the other hormone glands is not possible.” To compensate for the weakness and low metabolism caused by inadequate thyroid hormone, other parts of the body overwork, including the adrenals and the sympathetic nervous system. This may cause the subject to temporarily experience a rapid heartbeat and/or feel hyperactive, jittery, and restless – until exhaustion sets in from the unnatural attempts to compensate for low thyroid hormone levels. More often, though, the majority of sufferers simply feel fatigued and weak most of the time.

As you review the previous list of health conditions directly caused or heavily influenced by hypothyroidism, keep in mind the phrases poor utilization of thyroid hormone by the tissues, excess mucin, and inadequate function of other glands. Just these three descriptions can explain almost all of those symptom pictures.

Flawed Lab Tests

The biggest error in hypothyroid diagnosis is the medical profession’s excessive reliance on laboratory tests only, to the exclusion of the subjects’ symptoms. When hypothyroidism was first detected in the 1800s, physicians listened to the people who actually had the disorder and based their treatments on what they observed and on what their patients told them. There are many physical signs of hypothyroidism, among them puffy face and lips, hair loss, dry puffy skin, abnormally slow movements and speech, hoarse voice, and intolerance to cold. (Not only does the person subjectively feel chilly, but the hands and feet feel cold to another person’s touch.) Mark Starr writes that in the early twentieth century:

…the ultimate test of whether or not a patient was hypothyroid was the patient’s response to a trial of thyroid hormones. Confirmation depended upon improvement or resolution of their symptoms. . . . [But] the list of thyroid blood tests grew until there were scores of available tests. Unfortunately, they failed to improve the ability to detect Type 2 hypothyroidism.

Today, the overwhelming majority of doctors are taught to check only the patients’ blood tests if they suspect hypothyroidism. If the tests are normal, the search begins for other possible causes of their problems. The vast majority of patients with hypothyroidism have normal thyroid blood tests, because the tests do not detect Type 2 hypothyroidism. Countless new syndromes, both mental and physical, have been adopted in [futile] attempts to explain the myriad symptoms related to hypothyroidism [emphasis added].

How ironic – though one must admit, not surprising! – that with the mechanization of medicine, along with its reductionist laboratory tests and synthesized pharmaceuticals, the person’s own experiences and symptoms became secondary to the practitioner’s theories. In the words of Starr, medical professionals have become “blinded by their devotion to the laboratory tests.” Drawing on the groundbreaking (and commonsense) work of pioneer physicians – including Broda Barnes, Eugene Cohen, Jacques Hertoghe, Hermann Zondek, Hans Kraus, and Lawrence Sonkin (the latter two with whom he studied) – Starr analyzes in depth some common misconceptions about thyroid testing. The most commonly used blood test, which is based on the theory of the TSH-thyroid hormone feedback loop, contains a simple but major flaw. Since somany doctors rely on this test to make an accurate diagnosis, it’s worth addressing.

The most common blood test for hypothyroidism depends on the following assumptions. The body tissues transmit their need for thyroid hormones to the hypothalamus in the brain, which sends a signal to the pituitary gland. In turn, the pituitary secretes thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which signals the thyroid gland to secrete more hormones. These hormones are then carried by the bloodstream to the tissues. The action of the thyroid hormones on the tissues reduces the tissue signals to the brain for more thyroid hormones, and the pituitary stops secreting TSH.

The problem with this scenario is that most of the time, the mitochondria in toxic and defective cells are unable to convey to the brain their need for thyroid hormone, even if it’s urgently required. In fact, according to numerous studies, people whose mitochondria tested abnormal nonetheless had normal thyroid hormone levels in their blood. Modern thyroid blood tests, Starr reminds us, do not detect Type 2 hypothyroidism “because thyroid hormone levels [in the bloodstream] may be normal, but they are not high enough to stimulate the . . . defective mitochondria into normal activity” [emphasis added]. Nor are the blood thyroid hormone levels high enough to induce the resistant receptor sites on the cells to start accepting hormone. Any part of the cell can be involved in the failure to process and utilize thyroid hormone. “There is no scientific evidence,” Starr bluntly states, after providing a detailed review of the literature, “to support the doctors’ claim that the TSH test detects hypothyroidism in the vast majority of patients. The validity of the TSH [tests] has been [solely] established by word of mouth and [only] purportedly by the [flawed] studies I have presented.” Unfortunately, few medical personnel appear to have read the literature upon which the presumed validity of the TSH test was based – or have read it with a careful enough analytic eye.

The Need to Observe Clinical Symptoms

I have already mentioned the clinical observation of numerous signs, such as puffy face and lips, thinning or lack of hair, the missing third of the outside of the eyebrows, swollen skin, lack of alertness, slowed speech, hoarseness, and cold extremities. And, of course, there’s the common weight gain and tendency toward chronic infections.

There is also another very simple hypothyroid indicator that was developed by Broda Barnes, MD, PhD (he died in 1988). Barnes told his clients to take their armpit temperature before rising every day, usually over a period of weeks. If the temperature averaged lower than 97.8º F, the person was considered hypothyroid. Starr points out that the basal temperature test for hypothyroidism is “not infallible” – for example, someone might be hypothyroid but have a near-normal basal temperature, suggesting that the higher-than-expected temperature readings may be due to chronic inflammation in the lungs or elsewhere. Nevertheless, Barnes’s temperature test is still an effective and accurate diagnostic tool in most instances.

Again, I refer the reader back to the extensive list at the beginning of this article. By now, it should be clear that hypothyroidism is fairly easy to detect, once you know what to look for. One more thing: a prominent research study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology found that some people with severe biochemical hypothyroidism exhibited only mild clinical signs, whereas others with minor biochemical changes exhibited severe clinical signs.

Treatment for Type 2 Hypothyroidism

1. Replacement Hormone

Whether the person’s thyroid gland is not producing enough hormone or the cells are unable (for whatever reason) to process what the gland is producing, the treatment is the same: replacement hormone. From the perspective of conventional medical training, flooding the system with thyroid hormone, in amounts greater than what laboratory blood tests might indicate are useful or prudent, may seem questionable. But consider the highly dysfunctional state of the mitochondria and/or cell receptors. If you saturate the tissues with enough hormone, for a long enough period, even malfunctioning mitochondria and stubborn receptor sites will start processing and utilizing the hormone. Once the body begins to function correctly, it has the potential to self-correct. Then, conceivably, the hormone dosage can be reduced. This points to the need for careful monitoring of people with Type 2 hypothyroidism. It’s easy to assess a body that is starting to heal, Starr maintains. “The increased basal temperature that results from administering desiccated thyroid is a direct result of enhanced mitochondrial activity.”

What type of pharmaceuticals work best? Up until the 1960s, people suffering from hypothyroidism were given desiccated thyroid derived from pigs. This means the entire dried gland and its contents – all four forms of thyroid hormone, RNA, DNA, and other co-factors. But by the 1970s, isolated thyroxin (T4) was introduced as the “gold standard” of thyroid medications. By definition, thyroxin is only a portion of the thyroid hormone complex. Since it does not contain the synergistic effects of the entire glandular material, not surprisingly, it proved less effective clinically than the desiccated thyroid.

One such study on the superiority of desiccated thyroid over thyroxin was conducted in Belgium and was published in 2001 by endocrinologist Jacques Hertoghe and his colleagues in the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Subjects showed marked improvement when they began taking desiccated thyroid instead of only T4. The hallmark symptoms of low thyroid – constipation, headache, joint and muscle pain, muscle cramps, depression, cold intolerance, and fatigue – were reduced by 70% after they switched from T4 to desiccated thyroid. “Symptoms of the patients already taking T4,” notes Starr, reviewing the study, “did not differ from those of the group of untreated patients” [emphasis added].

Occasionally, Dr. Starr has found, some people require compounded T3 or T4 only or combinations of the two, because they are either allergic to, or unable to tolerate, desiccated thyroid. Or, they don’t want to take the desiccated pork product for religious reasons. Whatever replacement hormone product is used, it’s crucial that the client be monitored on a regular basis. This includes self-monitoring. The doctor must be willing to work closely with the client as well. And the client must be willing and able to detect physiological changes that indicate too little or too much hormone and regularly report to the doctor.

Significantly, as one’s metabolism becomes more efficient, perspiration will increase, allowing for the elimination of more toxins. As more toxins are eliminated, the better the cells – including the mitochondria and hormone receptor sites – will function. This suggests that mitochondrial defects can be corrected, given enough time, patience, and dedication. (See below.)

2. Detoxification

Some of the most significant stressors of mitochondria are heavy metals. Mercury is particularly insidious, as it’s everywhere in our environment and affects the system in devastating ways. It can also be difficult to eliminate. Intravenous chelation therapy has proven effective, but is expensive and time-consuming. Less expensive but effective alternatives include the oral ingestion of broken cell wall chlorella, liquid zeolite, alpha lipoic acid, and certain amino acids in the correct proportions, often in combin ation with each other.

The fact that a good portion of the T4 to T3 conversion takes place in the liver also points to the need for a good detox liver protocol, as this organ is primary in converting systemic and environmental poisons into less noxious, more easily excretable substances. An overall excellent – and easy – means of detoxifying is sweating. Sweating reduces the waste removal burden on the kidneys, liver, and eliminative organs. Numerous studies have shown vastly decreased levels of mercury and other toxins after even only a few weeks of regular sauna therapy. In fact, subjects have been known to blacken their towels with the metals excreted through the skin during sweating. My book, The Holistic Handbook of Sauna Therapy, discusses sauna protocols in depth: the mechanism of sweating; the three types of heat, including details on far infrared; what types of heating elements and sauna building materials are best for people with particular sensitivities and needs; how to take a sauna and avoid heatstroke; which medical conditions can be relieved by sweating; when one should not use the sauna at all; and when one may use the sauna with medical supervision; pregnant women and children in the sauna; and specific detox protocols.

Be aware that sauna therapy can achieve opposite effects with regard to medication. On the one hand, some medication may be sweated out of the system. On the other hand, the elimination of toxins increases the metabolic efficiency of the cells, which means that in many cases a drug is more efficiently absorbed into the cell – and therefore will be needed in reduced amounts. Whatever detox protocol you use, it needs to be consistent. Sometimes it can take longer than desired to eliminate toxins from deep inside the tissues.

3. Nutritional Support

Iodine is essential for proper thyroid function. Potassium iodide is absorbed directly by the thyroid gland, whereas iodine tends to be more heavily concentrated in the breasts, reproductive organs, and respiratory tract (including the sinuses). Both forms of iodine are necessary for optimal functioning. Some types of seaweed added to the diet, such as dulse, provide large quantities of iodine.

To assist in the conversion of T4 to T3, supplementation with selenium, zinc, and vitamins E and B6 are usually indicated. Manganese, known to protect the thyroid and liver, is sometimes called the “anti-pear nutrient,” so named because it helps eliminate the faulty weight distribution pattern common with hypothyroid people. Thyroid hormone increases the enzyme levels in the body. Since vitamins are essential constituents of both enzymes and co-enzymes, increased thyroid hormone levels require a higher intake of vitamins.

4. Glandular Support

Adrenal and thyroid function are intricately related. Sometimes, hypothyroid subjects are unable to tolerate even sub-therapeutic amounts of thyroid hormone due to adrenal fatigue. (In their attempt to raise the energy of the body and compensate for the under-activity of the thyroid gland, the adrenals have overworked and are now exhausted.) Therefore, support for the adrenals, other glands, and even the hypothalamus may be indicated during or even before beginning thyroid hormone therapy.

Dr. Mark Starr’s Clinic

In early 2008, Dr. Mark Starr left his established and thriving pain clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona. In his spacious, comfortable, and conveniently located Paradise Valley office, Starr continues to practice his specialty: the elimination of pain and the treatment of hypothyroidism, usually with desiccated thyroid hormone. (Some people are allergic to pork, are vegans, or have religious objections to pork, so they take the compounded pharmaceuticals.) Starr also specializes in sports injuries, using FDA-approved and FDA-cleared electromedical devices that include a state-of-the-art laser and the Tennant Biomodulator®.

As an author in the holistic health field who specializes in electromedicine, I was very impressed with the range of therapies available in Dr. Starr’s clinic. I was also impressed with Starr’s knowledge, obvious passion, caring, and dedication to helping people regain their health. Having dealt with his own hypothyroid issues and been obliged to dig for answers that at the time were not readily available, Dr. Starr makes an excellent advocate for those seeking competent medical treatment.


Dr. Mark Starr’s extensively researched book, Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic, is essential reading for both professionals and laypersons. The book cites long-term studies, involving thousands of subjects, showing that hypothyroidism is rampant. Starr’s book also explains how Type 2 hypothyroidism develops and describes the best treatments for it. Physicians in all specialties who want to augment the efficacy of their care should read Dr. Starr’s book. The many photographs in the book of hypothyroid people, before and after treatment with thyroid hormone, reinforce the differences between hypothyroidism and normalcy in an unmistakable and striking way. Anyone who looks at these “before” photographs is bound to recognize someone they know – someone who could have been helped to overcome a debilitating condition, if only they or their doctors knew about it.

Unfortunately, hypothyroidism is often the last possibility considered for those who are unwell. Since thyroid hormones are intricately related to virtually every bodily function, hypothyroidism can cause or exacerbate an almost unlimited number of conditions that initially might not seem related to each other. This points to the importance of applying an integrative approach to how the body functions, instead of perceiving various conditions as discrete “diseases.”

Laboratory tests for hypothyroidism miss the vast majority of sufferers. The most commonly performed, “gold standard” tests do not reveal what is occurring at the cellular level. If the cells are unable to utilize and process thyroid hormone, even with normal bloodstream thyroid hormone levels, the person has hypothyroidism – in this case, Type 2, which is pervasive in a large percentage of the population and unrecognized by mainstream medicine.

The client’s history and clinical exam are the best diagnostic tools for hypothyroidism: in fact, they are the basis of good medicine. If the person’s clinical picture improves when he or she takes thyroid hormone, then he or she is hypothyroid! This simple concept can be difficult for some professionals to grasp, especially if they insist on ignoring their clients’ symptoms at the expense of erroneous theories. As Dr. Thomas Boc remarks: “There are countless thousands of people who are in failing health because their doctors are not listening to what the patient is trying to tell them about their illnesses. They [the doctors] have been trained to rely on blood tests more than on the history and examination of the patient.”

Desiccated thyroid is more effective than T4 (levothyroxin) for treating hypothyroidism. Prominent studies prove that heavy metals, especially mercury, interfere with thyroid hormone uptake and utilization. Therefore, detoxification protocols such as chelation and sauna therapy are indispensable. So is proper nutrition, including supplementation with iodine and other minerals like selenium, without which thyroid hormone cannot be utilized and converted into a form useable by the tissues. As the body eliminates toxins and nutrient absorption is improved, the thyroid hormone dose may need to be decreased. Thus, care must be taken to monitor the client’s responses.

It’s critical that health practitioners learn how to diagnose and treat Type 2 hypothyroidism. The ability to work with this condition indicates a caring, open-minded, and competent professional who is free from rigid and antiquated notions that do not reflect the lives, suffering, or medical conditions of real people. Clients fortunate enough to obtain proper treatment for hypothyroidism enjoy a vastly improved quality of life – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.


Proper Thyroid Supplementation
Prevents Heart Attacks

[In 1948], the National Heart Institute began the Framingham Study, officially named “The Heart Disease Epidemiology Study.” The objective: to determine why heart attacks were rapidly reaching epidemic proportions.

Over 5,000 adult residents of Framingham, Massachusetts volunteered to participate in the long-term medical study. The group underwent thorough physical exams. All were free of heart disease initially. Participants were examined at two-year intervals. People who later suffered heart attacks helped determine the so-called “risk factors” that became associated with the illness. Risk factors included high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, increasing age, and having a family history of heart attacks. Men were found to be at higher risk of heart attacks than women.

In 1950…Dr. [Broda] Barnes began a long-term study to determine if proper treatment of hypothyroidism would prevent heart attacks…. Dr. Barnes intended for his study to parallel the Framingham Study…. [His] research included 1,569 patients who received treatment for their hypothyroidism. A minimum of two years of thyroid therapy was required to be included in the study…. An individual patient’s symptoms, response to the hormones, and basal temperatures determined their dosage of thyroid hormones….

The Framingham Study would have predicted that 72 of Dr. Barnes’s patients should have suffered heart attacks. Only four occurred…. Dr. Barnes purposely did not attempt to control cholesterol, smoking, exercise, or other variables among his study group. He wanted the only variable between his patients and those from the Framingham Study to be the use of thyroid hormones….

Over 90% of predicted heart attacks from the Framingham Study were prevented…. Dr. Barnes predicted that our massive effort to control heart attacks would fail, unless we recognized and properly treated hypothyroidism.

– Mark Starr, MD(H)
Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic (2007), 34-35


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Coddling Moth Traps!

For those who have the luxury of having their own apple tree(s) and have a problem with coddling moths…Here are some recipes to try! Our previous attempts didn’t work. But this is from an ENTOMOLOGIST from the UTAH biology pest department! We did try the pheromone traps  you can buy but didn’t want to pay that much if you can make it for pennies instead?!
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I asked Diane why the ammonia and vinegar?
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The recipe presented in the video is just one option.  There are others out there. Fermentation will, in general, make the bait more attractive to codling moth and other insects attracted to fermenting sugar.  Diane

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