Thyroid Support for Winter Immunity

[This post is from the October 2018 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Let’s talk about natural immune function! Are you running at peak performance ensuring that you’re bolstering your innate capacity to keep you whole and hale over the coming Winter months? Would you like a few tips?

Our thyroid needs a good storehouse of iodine on board. This organ filters the blood every 20 minutes and acts like a video game shooting at errant bacteria. As part of your immunity, it is searching out unwanted microbes and annihilating them with spurts of iodine. If it’s deplete, those gnarly bad bacteria go unchecked.

This is why a diet rich in kelp and sometimes even an iodine supplement is recommended. Consider that exposure to radiation, cell phones and computers deplete your iodine stores. Not only is iodine supplementation becoming more critical in the realm of natural fertility, but also for your general health and longevity.

Whether you’re seeking tips for remaining healthy all Winter long, or you’re after sources of iodine, we’ve got your back.  We wrote a book that speaks to whole foods and supplements that we’ve used ourselves for our family for over 20 years. You can find it here. Plus, if you’re looking for more thyroid care, the specific article here will boost your immune function as well. Here’s to your good health!

How to Identify and Correct Mineral Deficiencies

[This post is from the September 2018 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Let’s take a look at mineral deficiencies. If you suffer leg cramps, issues with your hair breaking or falling out, PMS, menstrual cramps, headaches, hot flashes, restless legs, joint stiffness, musculoskeletal soreness, trouble sleeping, cavities, poor fingernail growth, or infertility, you could be in significant need for mineral supplementation.

You may ask, “how can I know for sure?” We recommend live blood analysis with a highly trained analyst or a CoRe Bioresonance Session with our Jeff Korentayer, in order to discern if you’re ‘minerally’ challenged.

We have great tools for helping you to replenish the minerals not available in your foods. Years of Big Agriculture (Big Ag) spraying bio-chemicals and improper crop rotation has leached the soil of its mineral stores.

With our patients, we often recommend homeopathic tissue salts, bone broth, and solé brine which can be both cost-efficient and a solid way to supplement your mineral health. If for some reason, you’re not absorbing your minerals, we can help on that score as well.

There are ways to first ascertain and then treat your mineral deficiencies. Don’t suffer unnecessarily or just settle for your suffering. Often, it’s quite easy to address when you know what you’re looking for.

Jeff Korentayer and Allyson McQuinn have been working by phone and Skype with patients around the world since 2001. You can reach their office at reception@arcanum.ca to set up an initial consultation.

Speech Success Story

At the beginning of summer, I had expressed to Allyson my concern about my daughter’s speech. I (and her father) were able to understand her quite well. However, some family and strangers were not. This wasn’t so much an issue for me being judged on her “speech issues,” but an issue for her. Too many
times she would shut down socially. I remember when I [dragged] my big pregnant self to the park on a hot summer day and a little boy showed up. She was so excited and started jabbering up a storm. To which he replied, “Uhh, I don’t even know what you’re saying.” She came right over and asked to go home. Once I finished buckling her up she started sobbing.

She would get so frustrated when family would go on with a conversation with her as though they understood her, but their conversation back wasn’t near what she was talking about. She was tired of repeating herself to them. She was also tired of trying to talk to strangers in line at the grocery store to be met with an empty stare. My heart hurt for her. She had cried many times over this, while I could clearly hear and understand exactly all the pain it was causing. She didn’t qualify for speech [therapy]. I had tried all products for speech…herbal tinctures, specific ratios of omega’s, etc.

I finally had a thought to bring this up to Ally. I was hoping to address the emotional hurt this was causing not expecting there was a remedy for the speech issue itself. My daughter was given Baryta Carbonica. Over the next few weeks her speech cleared up SO much that people carry on lengthy conversations with her [now]. They don’t believe she is just 3 years old. She now loves talking to family and I see her happy in imaginative play with kids at school and the park, chatting back and forth about super powers, white cats, and all of her favorite fruits and vegetables.

I am so thankful every day for the principles of Heilkunst, Ally, Jeff and Diane. My daughter has a lot to say. A lot. And now she isn’t afraid to say it.

-Mom of a daughter who talks until my ears bleed now”

Three Facts You Need To Know About Dental Mercury, By Amanda Just and John Kall, DMD of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

This article has been reprinted with permission from worldmercuryproject.org

1. All silver-colored dental fillings, also called amalgams, contain approximately 50% mercury, and dental mercury is still being used in the USA.

In 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) formalized a global convention to reduce mercury usage, which includes initiatives to phase down the use of dental mercury.  The UNEP mercury convention will come into force on August 16, 2017, and as part of this effort, the European Union is taking action on dental mercury.  A new EU mercury regulation plans to prohibit the use of amalgam for vulnerable populations (pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 15 years old) and provide for discussion about the feasibility of ending dental amalgam use in the European Union by 2030.

Prior to the 2017 ratification of UNEP’s mercury treaty, other countries had already taken protective actions against dental mercury.  For example, Norway and Sweden have banned dental amalgam, and Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan have reportedly limited its use to less than 5% of tooth restorations.  However, mercury fillings are still used on about 45% of direct dental restorations worldwide, including in the United States.

All silver colored dental fillings, which are still being used in the USA, contain about 50% mercury.

2. Mercury vapor is released from these fillings into the human body, and this dental mercury has been linked to health risks.

Mercury vapor is continuously emitted from dental amalgam which means that people are directly exposed to the mercury in their mouths.  The output of mercury vapor can be intensified by the number of fillings and other activities, such as chewing, teeth-grinding, and the consumption of hot liquids.  Mercury is also known to be released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings.

Scientific researchers have associated this mercury in amalgam fillings with Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), antibiotic resistance, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, autoimmune disorders/immunodeficiency, cardiovascular problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, hearing loss, infertility, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and an array of other health problems. Click here to learn more about the potential health risks of dental mercury.

3. Safety measures can reduce the amount of mercury vapor released during the removal of amalgam fillings.

Some patients require the removal of silver amalgam fillings due to device failure, while others opt for the removal of silver amalgam fillings because of cosmetic purposes (white-colored fillings match the teeth better) or because they prefer to have dental fillings that do not contain mercury. However, the process of drilling out amalgam fillings liberates quantities of mercury vapor and fine particulates that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs, and this is potentially harmful to patients, dentists, dental workers, and their fetuses.

The application of specific safety measures can reduce the potential negative health outcomes of mercury exposure during the amalgam removal process.  It is crucial for patients to know what these safety measures are so that they can insure these practices are implemented during the removal of amalgam fillings.

These writers co-authored a chapter about the health risks of dental mercury that was published in a textbook about epigenetics from Springer in 2016.

Amanda Just, MS:  Ms. Just is the Program Director of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxiciology.  She is also a freelance writer and dental consumer who has shared her writings about the impact of dental mercury amalgam fillings with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and various NGOs.

John Kall, DMD:  Dr. Kall serves as the Chairman of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxiocology’s Board of Directors.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Past President of the KY Chapter of the AGD, a member of the Louisville Dental Society, and a member of the Kentucky Dental Association.

What Health Issues Do You Most Treat?

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Our patients are well researched individuals who have mostly been referred to us by existing patients.  They are well versed in that in many cases they already know what areas we specialize in because they’ve talked at length with an existing patient.  We love how our patients are so excited to see their friend or family member achieve similar results of health as they have by sending them our way.

 

After speaking with one of our existing patients, the new prospect will also generally read some of the blogs we’ve written our our website (www.arcanum.ca) and know that we’re more than just a one stop shop for physical symptoms, working also in the mental and emotional realms of health as well.  At the onset of treatment, patients will capture their main health goals.  This helps both of us to measure how effective Heilkunst treatment is for each individual that we serve.  We feel that to be a good Physician of Heilkunst Medicine it is important to take a “before,” “during” and “after” pictures of our patient’s health in our written case notes.

 

Here are just some of the main health goals of individuals that we’ve served over the last few months (reworded to protect patient privacy):

  • General wellness; freedom from past; confidence that I’m doing everything I can to restore my health.
  • General wellness; detox from vaccines; get to underlying cause of dark circles around my eyes.
  • General wellness; detox from vaccines.
  • To become happier, healthier and help with ADD.
  • Overall health to improve.
  • Reduce anxiety, eliminate fibromyalgia-like symptoms, less fatigue, sinus infections.
  • Overall happiness and heath.
  • Healthy and fit.
  • To thrive, increase metabolism; to feel awesome again.
  • To achieve and complete a healthy pregnancy.
  • Eliminate dependency on alcohol; get healthier.
  • General health.
  • Anxiety, rage, sleep trouble, eczema / itchy skin.
  • Improve sperm count / motility, remove antibiotics, improve back pain.
  • Restore physical capacities to exercise at an amateur level and find my way into a new career.
  • Help my son learn to focus and follow through with every day activities.
  • Better mental health.
  • Mercury detox.
  • Increase energy, maintain healthy weight.
  • Recovery from autism
  • Homoprophylaxis to prevent childhood illness.
  • Feel my best overall; abdominal discomfort.
  • Achieve best health.
  • Feel my best overall.
  • Migraine relief; keep cancer in remission.
  • Biggest concerns are endometriosis, infertility and leaky gut.
  • To be fully healthy, vibrant 5 year old girl.
  • Anxiety and stress relief (mom of 2 toddlers – oldest is autistic). Physical & emotional wellness.
  • Heal eczema, be happy and healthy.
  • Sleep! Be happy, be healthy.
  • Lump (don’t know if it is cancerous), tired, allergies, sun skin reaction on arms,  be able to focus better.
  • To become completely well; to be able to drive, sleep, eat, exercise, etc.
  • Greater well being (removal of chronic miasms).
  • To overcome anxiety.
  • Reduce anxiety, irritability; improve memory and social skills.
  • Fertility couples treatment.
  • Immunizations; allergies.
  • Heal armpit lumps; stop stressing out, clear birth traumas.
  • Immunize naturally, stay healthy.
  • Vaccine detox, immunize, stay healthy.
  • Grow! Address food & environmental allergies, allergy induced ADHD symptoms.
  • Resolve residual communication issues.
  • Better digestion, more energy.
  • To have clarity in thought and action.
  • Achieve optimal health and wellness.
  • Manage stress and anxiety, stabilize blood pressure.
  • Achieve optimal health and wellness, resolve skin issues.
  • Continued health, preventative care.
  • Weight loss, off anti-depressants.
  • Balance hormones, gain back energy, lose weight.
  • Help with fidgeting, concentration, and disorganization due to possible ADHD.
  • Overall health and get pregnant.
  • Anxiety reduction, concentration/focus improvement.
  • To live without pain, anxiety & depression. To be healthy & balanced.
  • Min. thyroid function; maintain overall health.
  • To get rid of his head traumas and anxiety.
  • Cure anxiety and depression.
  • To be fully recovered & improve verbal communication.
  • Alleviate joint pain; general wellbeing.
  • Achieve clarity of mind at all times and have more energy.
  • Resolve deep depression and suicidal thoughts.
  • Revival of generation of serotonin, sobriety.
  • 1) address abdominal issues 2) manage chronic low grade depression 3) quit smoking
  • Grief; get back drive and focus.
  • Heal from autism symptoms.
  • Fatigue, weight loss, snoring, chronic lower back pain.
  • Feel better, less emotional, decrease anxiety and depression, increase focus.
  • To be free from depression, unworthiness, insomnia, constipation, fear or abandonment & rejection, inferiority problem, needing approval, shame and self doubt. To be confident and know who I am. To improve concentration and overwhelm.
  • Treat myself in conjunction with my son.
  • Reduce stress & anxiety; find root of sexualized behaviours.
  • Grief and anxiety management.
  • All around better health.
  • Detox vaccines, reduce bad foods, avoid winter earaches.
  • Detox vaccines, improve sleeping habits, improve how uncomfortable my daughter is.
  • Detox from years of using chemical filled cosmetics, hygiene products, using candles and other household toxins. Become more familiar with Organic foods, safe cosmetic products, educating myself on essential oils for health. Mange my anxiety better, control my temperament.
  • Maintain and improve health.
  • To get my daughter back; trouble concentrating; debilitating OCD and tics.
  • Depression; anxiety; worry; fatigue; neck & head pain.
  • Health of mind & body; healing.

 

Let us know what your main health goals are and we’ll tailor an individual protocol for regimen, medicine and therapeutic education based on principles specific for your typology.  This way you can meet your main health goals too.

 

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Victoria B.C., Bison, Dan’s Farm and Fermenting Recipes; A Day in Our Life

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“Waiting for the shearer.” by Bernard Spragg. NZ https://flic.kr/p/jJWnDR

 

Click on this link to read the full article from Collective Evolution
“If you’re looking to become a conscious consumer, first consider where your food comes from. Ideally, for our health, and to improve social and environmental impact, we would choose to minimize, or even eliminate highly processed foods from our diet. However, many are at the beginning of their food journey, and so for them I suggest that they at least begin to consider what food companies they are supporting, and take a look into their practices. Nestle is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. If you are feeling drawn to boycotting them for their practices, take a look all of their subcompanies as well. Put into a visual diagram like this, we can really begin to see how food industry controls much of what we eat (if you are eating processed foods). This is why if you want to have choice over what you consume, you need to do your research. Then, spend some time at the farmer’s market and begin talking to your local producers.” ~ Sara Dubeau, DMH, DHHP
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Yesterday, we landed in Victoria BC for the month of October. We crossed from Vancouver by ferry (across the Juan de Fuca strait) to this gorgeous rainforest island with tropical trees, rocky beaches and great hiking mountains. I may be in heaven!
 
After we unpacked at the nicest Airbnb we’ve ever stayed at (think fully stocked kitchen and a hot tub too), with the loveliest of hosts (a Sulphur and Calc. which was like looking in a mirror), we headed out to find the local healthfood store for our week’s nourishment.  We traveled about twelve minutes down the Trans-Canada Highway (which we’d taken pretty much from Cape Spear, NFLD all the way to Tofino, BC) to a highly rated healthfood store for our more specific needs.
 
As an “O” (Jeff) and “B” (Ally) blood types we’re seeking none GMO’d, non-anti-biotic, ethically raised wild game. Jeff found us a health food store that carried lots of Bison! Bison bacon, ground meat, and even jerky for our hikes. We also picked up some organic eggs, some non-grain lamb sausage, more almonds, some more organic tea (it’s getting chilly here this Fall), and chocolate with no added sweetener (and no, it’s not bitter!)
 
As we engaged with the salesperson, we asked her where we might get our organic vegetables and she suggested Dan’s Farm. So we pulled up our GPS and headed out of town for the 20 minute drive where the Redwoods are wider than both of us with our arms stretched out!
 
When we arrived, the phenomenal offerings spilled from the front of the store. Fresh, organic produce from Dan’s fields. We filled our basket with 3 types of kale, squashes, purple cabbage, fresh ginger, beets, pickling cucumber, dill, garlic (they had 6 different kinds!), baby greens for salad and a locally raised leg of lamb. We don’t eat any grains of any kind so our grocery bill doesn’t include bread, rice or much of anything found on the inside isles of a grocery store.
 
When we got home, I was feeling so excited by our finds that I fermented the baby cucumbers in salt brine with garlic, dill and some spices I carry with us. I cut all the kale with scissors into a bowl, tossed the leaves with organic olive oil and Himalayan salt and roasted it for an hour in an oven at 225 degrees, for about 90 minutes.
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I also shaved the red cabbage, beet, ginger and garlic, mushed it tightly into mason jars and added salt brine (2 tablespoons per litre) and jammed on the lids. I sit my ferments in a pan with sides knowing that when I burp them of the off-gassing CO2 each morning, they will spit a bit of liquid over the sides. I keep them on a counter, away from the heat of the stove, windows or other ferments like kefir or kombucha as they will cross-infect each other and muck up the process. Similar to other ferments, you wouldn’t put beer in with red wine or champagne either!
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While I was finishing up with my probiotic investments, Jeff stuck the sausage in a pan with coconut oil, also cutting thin slices of beets and squash for cooking around the pan, also a bunch of scissored beet greens. Yum! While that cooked, we started with the the baby greens salad with nothing but a hemp oil drizzle and a little organic balsamic vinegar from our stay in Quebec City.
 
The whole meal was mind-blowing and we have sausage left over for lunch in the morning before we head out for a hike and to stroll downtown Victoria. The lamb roast will be cooked on Monday before we go into busy full days serving patients. I have other ferments of kimchi and salsa that will see us through this week until the new ones are ready in about 7-10 days.
 
Tell us how you’ve become a conscious consumer and where your food comes from and what you love to make in the way of investments into your health and your family’s well-being. What are your priorities given your own typology? How do you manage this while travelling or visiting new locales? What do you love about your local market and the feeling that fresh, organic food gives you? Like us, you may even find your portions are small given that the food is so nourishing … no need ever for fillers or to resort to chemicalized, GMO’d foods by giant corporations.
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The Genetic Miasm Ringworm

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Thank goodness that there are no worms in Ringworm!  Otherwise patients would need Chthonic remedies for fear and terror let alone remedies for tinea (skin issues).  Ringworm is the root cause for many fungal issues in the body showing up as thrush, yellow/white patches under toe and fingernails as well as blistery lesions or round, red scaly patches on the skin.  

Some patients will call reporting that itchy burning rash termed athlete’s foot between their toes, under the breasts or with embarrassing jock itch.    Some patients will also lose clumps of hair in spots on the scalp when suffering Ringworm, other individuals will report chronic vaginitis.  Unfortunately, probiotics (which are sustentive) alone won’t resolve it outright as it is virulent and must be cured on the law of cure like cures like (on the generative side).

 

 

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On the Heilkunst map, the symptoms will often show up to be treated between Tuberculinum and Medhorrinum in around February 7th or thereabouts.  The state of mind is one like the movie Ground Hog Day, the feeling is trying and trying to succeed, wanting so much to get out of the grinding loop, but feeling trapped with repeating struggle, then more struggle and then just giving up.  It can be a very demoralizing state to be in.

imagesI once had a patient who had a Ringworm dream where they were trying to catch a bus to New York City.  They were in a hotel room and they couldn’t find any of their personal effects to put in their suitcase, they searched under the bed, finding their shoes, shoving them in the bag they then go on a further tirade trying to locate their clothes and sh
ampoo.  Finally, they get everything into the suitcase, slam it shut and head down the hall, a corridor with door, after door, where they describe the hall getting longer and longer like a rat in a maze.  

Finally, they find the right exit, reach the bus station, just as the ruddy bus is pulling out of the station.  In their dream there is no other bus for over a week!  It is futile until they think to get a cab to the Train station.  Then the dream starts it’s shenanigans all over again until they finally arrive to find that they left their wallet in the room at the hotel.  It is so frustrating!

The thing is that folks caught in the Ringworm loop will actually be living this state out in their lives.  I served a Mom years ago who was suffering circular rashes on her elbows and knees.  She rarely left home, her grown children still lived at home as well, also stuck in the same hereditary loop.  Every time it looked like her kids might move out and gain autonomy and independence, they’d move back in again.  She also kept going from one Heilkunst Practitioner to another until the underlying cause was finally cured.  Thankfully, today, I’ve heard that her, and her children’s, circumstances are much resolved.

If you would like to research Ringworm further, here’s a blog by Jeff Korentayer regarding Puxatony Phil and Ground Hog Day:

 

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The Symptoms Of Lyme … and no, you don’t need to be bit by a tick to suffer

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About 15 years ago, after patients had cleared Syphillis, other mysterious symptoms started being consistently illuminated.  Backache, lymph-node swelling, kidney affectations and flu-like symptoms were coming up in small group of patients.  It was Dr. Sankaran, I believe, who’d written that after Syph. is addressed, look for symptoms of Lyme.  The Genetic Miasms are not directly stemming from direct sexual transmission or even a bite from a tick anymore, however, as a function of human evolution, the disease is showing up in our inner milieux as just one more hoop to be jumped before we can know our human freedom.

Imagine, my surprise then, when I recently noticed that my back wasn’t just aching due to my nordic walking routine.  I was inordinately tired, which is not something that I typically experience.  I had a lot of heat in my kidneys and I just felt a general malaise and irritability.  Over the last 10 days, I’ve constantly felt like I did when I was a kid, with a kidney infection coming on.  My hands were also slightly vibrating, like my central nervous system was on overload.  Yesterday, I went pale as a sheet and had to go lie down while in a clinic meeting.  When I got back up, Jeff and I looked at each other and at the same time spoke the word, “Lyme.”

It’s a physical and mental shape shifter as Jeff wrote about here.  He actually experienced it’s surprising effects 3 years ago and wrote about his mental sufferings with this disease matrix himself here.  We’ve even cured dogs of it where it was clearly showing up after a tick bite in their kidneys.   We treat it the same as we do any other Miasmic Disease, on the sound basis of law, like cures like as illustrated here.

Here’s a further romp into this disease matrix as per an article I found in the New York Times:

TYPICAL COURSE

  • Stage 1 . In the majority of cases, the first sign of early Lyme disease is the appearance of a bull’s-eye skin rash. It usually develops about 1 – 2 weeks after the bite, although it may appear as soon as 3 days, and as late as 1 month. In some cases, it is never detected. Flu-like symptoms (joint aches, fever, and general fatigue) commonly develop.
  • Stage 2 . Untreated, the infection spreads through the bloodstream and lymph nodes within days to weeks, involving the joints, nervous system, and possibly the heart. Multiple rashes may erupt in other places. If the infection affects the nervous system in stage 2, it most often causes weakness or paralysis in the nerves of the face (Bell’s palsy) or in nerves of the spine.
  • Stage 3 . If the disease remains untreated, a persistent infection can occur after a few weeks or months, leading to prolonged bouts of arthritis and neurologic problems, such as concentration problems or personality changes. Fatigue is a prominent feature of both early and late stages.

SKIN RASH

The bull’s-eye skin rash, known as erythema migrans (ECM), usually first appears on the thigh, buttock, or trunk in older children and adults, and on the head or neck in young children.

The bull’s eye rash, which is considered the classic sign of Lyme disease, may take the following course:

  • It can first appear as a pimple-like spot, which expands over the next few days into a purplish circle. The circle may reach up to 6 inches in diameter with a deeper red rim. In some cases the ring is incomplete, forming an arc rather than a full circle.
  • The center of the rash often clears or may turn bluish. Or secondary concentric rings may develop within the original ring, creating the bull’s-eye pattern. Over the next several weeks, the circular rash may grow to as large as 20 inches across.
  • Patients often describe the sensation of the rash as burning rather than itching.

Up to 20% of people infected with Lyme disease do not exhibit the rash. On dark-skinned people, the rash may resemble a bruise. In most patients, any rash fades completely after 3 – 4 weeks, although secondary rashes may appear during the later stages of disease.

FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS

A flu-like condition is the most common sign of Lyme infection, and it can occur with or without a rash. Symptoms can last from 5 – 21 days and may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Chills and fever (100 – 103 °F)
  • Headache (usually most prominent at the back of the head)
  • Joint aches (usually in the large joints)
  • Stiff neck
  • Backache
  • Swollen glands (in the area around the tick bite or elsewhere)
  • Less often, nausea, vomiting, and sore throat occur

JOINT PAIN

Joint pain can arise at the same time as the skin rash. In early stages of Lyme disease, patients may experience migratory pain in joints, muscles, and tendons. In the later stages of the disease, arthritis may develop in one or two large joints such as the knee, elbow, or shoulder. (Knees are usually affected most.)

NEUROLOGIC SYMPTOMS

Common Neurologic Symptoms. Neurologic symptoms can first appear while the initial skin rash is still present or within 6 weeks after its disappearance. Sometimes they are the first symptoms that the patient experiences, but sometimes they may not occur until many months after the tick bite. The most common neurologic symptoms include headaches, sleep problems, and mood disturbance. Memory problems can also occur, as well as nerve damage in arms and legs. Neurologic symptoms typically improve or resolve within a few weeks or months, even in untreated patients.

Bell’s Palsy. In some patients, the facial nerve is affected, which results in Bell’s palsy. This is a sudden weakness and drooping of the facial muscles and eyelid on one side of the face. Nerves around the facial area may also cause numbness, dizziness, double vision, and hearing changes.

Symptoms of Meningitis. Meningitis can occur if the infection takes place in the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (the meninges). This can cause:

  • Episodes of headache not relieved by over-the-counter medication
  • Mild stiff neck
  • Sensitivity to light

Symptoms of Lyme Encephalopathy. In some cases of untreated disease, the infection causes a condition called Lyme encephalopathy or neuroborreliosis . This causes the following symptoms:

  • Unexplained mood changes
  • Depression
  • Trouble concentration and remembering
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of “pins and needles” or numbness in the arms or legs

OTHER SYMPTOMS

Heart symptoms, such as an irregular heartbeat, may develop several weeks after infection, but this is not very common. In rare cases, Lyme disease may cause eye inflammation (conjunctivitis).

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/lyme-disease/print.html

 

Wee Willow Takes Her Remedy!

Here is a movie of baby Willow taking her 3rd dry dose to clear her Genetic Miasms:

 

 

 

 

 

Read here, why Willow is one of our most exceptional patients and we’re very proud to know her sweet little self.

No Change In Symptoms Since Treatment … Or Is There?

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Diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy and Fibromyalgia can be very difficult to treat!  Patients who’ve lost sensation in their bodies have a great deal of emotional armouring.  This means that they’ve pretty much kinked the hose to their own feelings, functions and sensations with regards to the content withheld in their musculature for fear of  the natural dredging process.  Subconsciously, they’ve become so savvy at keeping the composition of their emotional and physical pain at bay that they’ve literally walled themselves off to it.

I know, because when I came to Heilkunst Medicine I suffered with Fibromyalgia myself.  I was successfully armoured and I did not trust myself to open the pandora’s box of my own past and so I shut down the feeling of all pain, and also all pleasure.  All of these conditions are pathic (pathology) expressions of the tonic (root cause) disease Syphilis.  For more on this underlying phenomenon see our blog on panic disorders.

They’ve lost, not only their human connection with others which causes them to live from not only a place of detachment, but criticism, hate, blame and a distrust so primordial, that they see no shifts in their condition; no matter how subtle or even how great.  It is the ultimate in a lack of consciousness; especially self-consciousness.  They can’t easily feel sensations, physical or emotional.

I’ll give you a perfect example.  Years ago, I’d treated an MS patient who was bed-ridden.  When she came to work with me by phone, she only had the use of her right hand.  The problem was that not only had she lost her viability and motility, but she had always used both of her hands to engage with her craft.  Like me, she loved writing and editing (details have been changed to protect her identity) Also, like me, her childhood was an exhibition of Syphilis-related occurrences with little or no acknowledgement of her essential self or her unique gifts.  Her parents literally cancelled her out and inserted their desire program for her over her proper individuation.  This is a common theme in Fibro., CP., MS and Parkinson’s too.

Many of these patients were entirely disregarded as individuals, their own true desire program negated.  As a result, they forgot how to truly feel sensation and also emotion.  In some cases, parents of these children pushed their feelings onto the child, like stipulating that they go to their room until they can act more happily or appropriately in their view.  Sadly, I’ve seen many of these cases where the individual was never permitted to express any true emotions except a forced illusion of contentment.  The colour of their real character leached from their lives.

What happens, then is that the individual never learns how to notice changes in her own body; natural feelings, functions or sensations get replaced with undischarged content that is still stored up in her physical body.   We call this undesirable state, “successfully armoured.”  You’ll know when you’re in their midst as they will express a deep fear of any kind of change from the onset.  They will fear taking the remedies, they will fear the untapped emotions taking them by surprise, they’ll fear that no will like them any more and they will fear recognizing themselves. This is the armouring talking in an effort to preserve the status quo.

The successfully armoured patient will have walled herself off from human connection putting on that false “happy face.”  You’ll see how she’s kinked her own hose to be sure that no true feelings of anger course through her body in order to spare the others in her midst from her perceived down-right dirty hatred.  You will also see how this has affected her quality of life by keeping her separate from humanity and true intimacy with herself and others.

Did you know that losing yourself to your anger is the same gesture that follows the same release pattern for the orgasm function?  It’s the same tripping of the lights fantastic.  I can’t successfully let go to one impulse, knowing I’ll come back on grid in one piece, if I can’t let go to the other.  An individual can’t know the full breadth of love unless they also know the full depths of their hate. Folks who are successfully armoured can’t let go effectively to true orgastic potency.

This, of course, was a defence mechanism.  Dr. Wilhelm Reich in his book, Character Analysis, would term this “orgasm anxiety.”  When a patient is successfully armoured, they deem all changes, including good ones, as a threat.  Just as I was, I’ve served patients who were terrified of life flowing and pulsating through their bodies, so they subconsciously shut down any possibility of that happening.

The MS, Fibro., CP, and Parkinson’s patient secretly commits to cutting off the supply of nourishment, oxygen and normal functioning to their metabolic limb system first and then, over time, their limbic system second.  The limbic is a complex system of nerves and networks in the brain, involving several areas near the edge of the cortex concerned with instinct and mood. It controls the basic emotions (fear, pleasure, anger) and drives (hunger, sex, dominance, care of offspring). They’re literally snuffing out their own rage but the cost is that they end up entombing themselves in their own self-hatred.  Down goes the grid on their normal biological functioning along with a goodly chunk of healthy feeling and intimacy along with it.

It is very interesting to me that at the first follow-up consultation, the patient suffering this particular matrix will cite, “< nothing has changed since the initial consultation.”  (I quietly smile to myself as I too said this once to my own Heilkunst Practitioner.  If I gave credence to this statement every time I’ve heard it, I would have given up my practice years ago.)  As is typical, I will go through the typical line of questioning around food, water, symptoms, etc. When we poke around in the details, I discover that about 20-60% of their issues are resolved.

On many occasion, it will be something like, “headaches more dull and in the morning now”  whereas my prior notes indicated,” throbbing like hammers all day.”  Other symptom resolutions can show up as, “waking 2-3 times per night” whereas prior, “waking 5-6 times per night having to get up and pee.”  It is very common for shifts to be this subtle.  It’s a bit like trying to watch a pot boil on the stove.  Over the course of the 28 day healing cycle, we’ll always find subtle changes.

On many cases notes, I’ve made the accurate note, “> sx improved 60%!” (sx is our shorthand for “symptoms” or “suffering” next to the better than symbol).  When I feed this rate of improvement back to the patient, they’ll typically say something like, “Oh that is just due to the allopathic medication that I’ve been taking.”  They’ll typically have been on the same chemical drugs for years.

In one case, I had an MS patient relay a conversation she’d had with one of her physical therapists and how she wanted to show her the lack of circulation in her legs, but when she goes to show her, her legs are significantly improved!  The colour had dramatically shifted from “purple” to a more normal tone.  She admitted that this might have something to do with Heilkunst treatment as this has never happened spontaneously before.  Again, I’m smiling silently at the other end of the phone while very quickly trying to capture as much as I can of her case details for my notes as I know that there will be others.

In another case, the shifts were more emotional.  I had another wheelchair ridden patient with MS who cited a significant occurrence that first month was that for the first time in her life a family member had come to visit that month and even though they always previously spoke of current events and the weather, quite suddenly he acknowledged how difficult it must have been for her to be diagnosed and then live day to day with MS.  He even stated, that he might not be strong enough to even live like this himself.  For the first time in her life, she felt at least confirmed by a family member.

At this moment, in this woman’s case, I’m thinking of the remedies in her “Emotional Support Dropper” for inner value and the fact that we’d just cleared the first event on her timeline.  It had to do with a male, in a position of authority, that had significantly invalidated her.  Unfortunately, the patient doesn’t always equate an occurrence of this nature as an inherent part of Heilkunst medicine treatment and will chock it up as a coincidence.

While, typically, the patient’s issues will improve incrementally over time and they will become more and more self-educated for what to look for.  In yet another patient’s case, years ago, I recall another partially paralyzed patient stating just before we were about to hang up, “By the way,” she said,  “My physiotherapist noticed the other day that my left hand was moving.  Usually it just lays dormant in my lap.  In fact, I’m moving it right now.”  Curiously, thinking this can’t be of any real significance or she would have mentioned it at the onset of the session, I innocently asked her how long it had been since she’d last moved her left hand.  When she cited,”At least a couple of decades or more,” I wasn’t sure I’d heard right.

After a couple of thudding heartbeats, I noticed my own hands hovering frozen above my keyboard.  In that moment, there was nothing more for me to write. I was a little more than dumb-founded.  If she wasn’t “changed,” I sure the heck was … and deeply.  Thank you, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, for your magnificent medical system of Heilkunst!  I wouldn’t want to serve a patient for a minute without it.