Your historical traumas are stacked in a particular order as you lived them; the death of a beloved grandmother, wisdom teeth extraction, that ski accident in your 20’s, the use of the birth control pill in college, that time you rear-ended that parked car in the parking lot in your teens, that inappropriate come-on by a trusted individual when you were just 12, that baseball to the head when you were a kid, those stitches in 1st grade and also your vaccines. These traumas need to be unpacked onto your traumatic timeline and then addressed using the principles of homeopathic medicine one at a time going backwards, one event at a time, extracting each root. This is preventative medicine at its best! This enables you to be taken back to “factory settings” the way you were meant to be before all those traumas occurred.
A lot of folks don’t realize that difficulty conceiving is because they were on the BCP (birth control pill) or they got the HPV shot. They also don’t know that flu shots contribute to contracting the flu and a knocking-down of their immune function which is why you’re getting sick, now, every winter. That old head injury in hockey can be the reason for chronic headaches in the present. Ultrasounds can cause hearing issues and vaccines have been scientifically linked to both autism and cancer. Also, all that Tylenol in infancy can trigger asthma and heart disease.
The Genetic Miasms are sitting (hopefully dormant) below your timeline and all eight of them also need to be addressed in the sequential order of our shared human evolution. These roots will actually help dictate the types of traumas you’ve suffered on your timeline. After this process is complete, folks tell us their health is off the charts and that their creativity and mental/emotional health is beyond description. It’s why we love serving our patients and providing them with the tools for their ultimate liberty and freedom.
[This post is from the February 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]
What’s that you ask? Simply put, it’s all the content you don’t say and how it reveals itself in physical pathology. Could it be that all the tongue ties we’re seeing in babies could be about what we mothers aren’t expressing emotionally, showing up and being ‘diagnosed’ as a “MTHR gene?” There is always an emotional component. Suffering in silence is a thing, a big thing, in our modern society.
“”Holding their tongue.” They are paying karma for past verbal destructiveness and/or they are afraid of speaking their mind this time for fear of the consequences. It is indicative of a powerful essence whose utterances can have a great deal of influence and impact. It may also reflect a highly suppressive, repressive, and oppressive household being conveyed during gestation.”
While a simple snip or exercises by a trained birthworker can solve the physical aspect, the emotional aspect is still at large. Are you ready to deal with the root cause of your oral block and the “MTHR gene”?
I recall, way back when (around twenty years ago), when I was solely a patient of Heilkunst Medicine, feeling rather distraught right around the third round of my Genetic Miasms. I felt like I was holding a frayed rope, as there was so much carnage. It was the summer and I was finishing up the 3rd round (the CM round) to destroy the spiritual element of my inherited diseases. I likened it in my book, “The Path to Cure; The Whole Art of Healing” to feeling like bombed out London at the tail end of WWII.
I felt gutted to realize that I had such a tenuous, broken sense of my essential self, realizing what I thought to be my true character was just a cobbled game of false ego charades. I was devastated at how bereft I was when I reached around inside myself in a Dr. Seuss-like pandemonium, “Are You My Mother?” At that stage of abject chaos, there was no answer.
My soon to be husband had trained in Bach Flower Essences before he came to be a physician of Heilkunst Medicine, and he suggested backing away from the more male “C-scale” potencies for a bit. It was clear that I was in desperate need of some nurturing and healing as opposed to more male-impulses in the destruction of my gnarly inherited diseases.
He was right. Also, my Heilkunst Practitioner did something quite out of the ordinary at our next follow-up session, when I appealed to him to somehow slow down and gentle the process of disease annihilation. He provided me with an LM potency based on Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s more feminine “Q” scale for prescribing the remedies homeopathically.
This approach worked like a dream. In fact, I had crazy dreams as a result. At night, while asleep, women came to bathe and anoint me, angelic beings lovingly soothed me, stripped me of my pain, took me to the breast and let me linger in the most honouring states of rest and repose. I woke feeling wholly restored and cared for. I began to heal and feel like I was getting my feet under me for the first time in months. The dreams felt uncannily real and somehow of another realm, where matriarchy and care gently dominated. Within me, I found the archetypal Mother which was a relief, as my biological mother had not been available to me since I was eight years of age.
Fast forward sixteen years. At Arcanum Wholistic Clinic, we rarely prescribe a higher potency C scale remedy without an accompanying LM scale to hold the patient lovingly through the process. It feels more like a balanced waltz as opposed to a Ukrainian Cossack dance with lots of kicking, knives, and guttural yelling.
In order to prescribe LM potencies well, you have to be more deeply connected to the feminine gesture in nature, in order to intuit when these subtle potencies need to be succused and taken to the next level. It takes a bit to learn how to listen to the difference in the patient’s tone (how she’s expressing dissonance or irritability in her state).
It’s through this discernment that we can know when they’re ready for the next step-up in increased potency. It’s like a set of small stairs that we use to raise the patient vibrationally. Suddenly, the music changes in a negative way and the hair on the back of your neck bristles with how they’re expressing the symptoms. That is when you succuss and give the next dose.
It can be within hours, days, or weeks that this irritable proving quality emerges. You’ve got to have your spidey senses softly alert to it. It will cause your organs of knowing to feel the butterfly effect in yourself or your child; it’s an apperceiving.
In the beginning, your Heilkünstler will guide you to the best of their ability with their organs of intuition in conjunction with the instructions below, until you get the hang of it. It takes a bit of getting used to the lack of rhythm, as our feminine organs of knowing have been mostly in the shop for a few decades or more. The presentation is so subtle, you may second guess yourself at first.
However, the wisdom of sophia (philo-sophia means love of knowledge) is presently incarnating more deeply in this present evolutionary epoch, and even in the last couple of decades, we’re seeing patients wield this more profound and powerful knowledge more effectively than prior. Even if there are no overt symptoms, there is a gut response to the change in the patient’s inner milieu or timbre. We liken it to hearing a key-signature change in music; you have to root (or perhaps route) below the level of intellect to properly hear it. You can leave your more mechanistic and materialistic egghead at the door, as you won’t be needing it here.
Below is a guide that we offer to our patients in order to effectively navigate the LM potencies, once you’ve intuited that the patient is ready for the next dose. Bon chance and let us know if you have any questions:
The correct dosage of the LM Potency needs to be individualized on a case-by-case basis, however, there is a basic protocol which can be modified as necessary:
1) Potentize the remedy (success or hit against palm of hand 4-12 times).
2) Stir 1 Tablespoon into a glass of water (approx. 4-12 times).
3) Hold 1 Tablespoon from this glass in the mouth for a few seconds before swallowing.
4) Discard the remainder of the water.
5) If new symptoms arise, discontinue this Rx, and report this to your practitioner.
“Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout.” (The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything) –the last words of Louis Pasteur (father of the “Germ Theory” of disease).
My son was on a steady stream of antibiotics the first two years of his life. He suffered severe throat and respiratory infections every time he cut a tooth. We were destroying his health. Each round of penicillin destroyed healthy gut bacteria. His immune function was being pummelled.
It wasn’t until we ‘peeled the onion’ of his own sequential timeline of traumas using Heilkunst principles (including homeopathy), AND started him on several broad spectrum probiotics, that we began to see monumental improvements. In fact, he was so sick and not thriving, he was hospitalized several times for being ill before we addressed the root cause.
Louis Pasteur and Germ Theory
The word antibiotic comes from the Greek “anti”, meaning “against” and “bios”, meaning “life” (a bacterium is a life form). Antibiotics are also known as antibacterials, and they are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Bacteria are tiny organisms that can sometimes cause illness in humans and animals.
Louis Pasteur had very good press in the mid-1800’s. The guiding idea of his germ theory was to address infection by killing the microbe. It targets the germ as the enemy, and calls for medicine to destroy it. The main presumptions here are that the germ is the disease, and that infection is the cause of illness.
All of Western Medicine is pretty much based on this mechanical and materialistic view of Pasteur’s theory. However, if we go back to 19th century France for a moment, we might be able to recapture where the train derailed.
Antoine Bechamp and Cellular Theory
There was a lesser known fellow named Antoine Bechamp. He didn’t have as good a press agent as Pasteur. He actually noted that the germs that Pasteur was all up in arms about were actually opportunistic in nature; they were shape shifters so to speak. In his “cellular theory” of disease, he also noted that they mostly existed inside of us in a symbiotic relationship and that they only began to manifest when the tissue of the organism was damaged.
Bechamp recognized a chicken and egg phenomenon in that the bacteria only raised a ruckus when the terrain became compromised. They were an outcome, not a root cause of the disease.
As a result, Bechamp touted that the killing of germs would only cause them to explode further and shape shift, so best if you actually cultivate a healthy bio-terrain instead. He promoted health through diet, hygiene, exposure to fresh air, and of course exercise. The idea was that if the person had a healthy, natural immune function the germs wouldn’t take their opportunistic cue from damaged tissue.
A Compromised Bio-terrain
Infections only show up when the organism’s bio-terrain is compromised. A good example is when you go hiking in the woods with a whole group of people. Only one or two will be badly attacked and bitten by mosquitos. Why is this? If you were to study the phenomenon, you might find that this individual is also prey to colds, sore throats, earaches, and flus.
These germs are responding to the weakness in the organism … nature only understands one gesture; if you’re not building up your bio-terrain with probiotics and healthy regimen, she feels she has permission to take you back from when you came. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. She doesn’t moralize, she’s just doing her job as efficiently and expediently as possible.
If you want to really get gnarly and graphic, you can further this thought to maggots. Again, they only spontaneously appear to help in the breakdown process of an already far-gone organism. The materialists just want to attack the maggots, however, the root cause remains at large and they’ll simply keep coming back.
Cancer operates totally on the same principle. As per John Robbins’ book, Reclaiming Your Health, chemotherapy and radiation have less than three percent efficacy for precisely the same reasons that we’ve become antibiotic resistant as a society.
By treating the cause, on the law of nature “like cures like”, without causing an ounce of harm, while also supplying the body with the right supplements, lots of probiotics, and naturally fermented foods, you can actually restore an individual to health without calling to battle errant bacteria, viruses, cancers, parasites, worms, or even the more disgusting maggots.
Pasteur and Bechamp had a long and often bitter rivalry around the true cause of illness and ultimately Pasteur’s ideas were accepted and inculcated as true into the materialistic mindset. I could spend the rest of this lifetime explaining why this was, and still is. The price we’ve paid as germaphobes is that we have one of the highest rates of infectious disease in our history. How many kids do you know who’ve had ear tubes inserted to drain off fluids before causing infection? How many cases of strep throat and bronchitis do you know about each winter?
Vaccines, antibiotics, antibacterial soaps, and other antimicrobials are like a scourge waged on microbes … the wrong enemy. You may find it as interesting as I do that on his deathbed, Pasteur actually withdrew his own germ theory in favour of Bechamp, “Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout.” (The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything)” –the last words of Louis Pasteur (father of the “Germ Theory” of disease).
Bechamp also spoke to pleomorphism, a phenomenon where bacterial nemesis will shape shift as illustrated above. Trying to combat them effectively has been the misguided torch carried by the allopathic materialistic scientists since time immemorial. They don’t show signs of quitting anytime either and God knows they’ve got a lot invested financially in you continuing to believe their germ theory.
Dr. Gunther Enderlein and Fungi Theory
Another phenomenologist, Dr. Gunther Enderlein (1872–1968), whose work spun off from Bechamp believed that all mammals contained the highly devolved remnants of at least two families of invaders – originally stemming from the mold fungi Mucor racemosus and Aspergillus niger.
Enderlein believed that each of these fungi, through the process of seeking a form in which they could exist with us in stable symbiosis, vastly influenced our evolution, especially in the areas of complex skeletal development and the self-healing, through clotting, of our circulatory system.
For Enderlein, this sword had another edge – one that he perceived as a medical disaster. However, seen through the filter of the Ambimorphic Paradigm, we can understand the same facts in a different way. What appeared to Enderlein as the tragic origin of chronic illness can really be seen as the misdirection of an important ecological adaptation.
What’s more significant is that if this perspective is correct, it may well give us one of the most powerful tools imaginable to influence our own health and healing. If you remove the blockage to cure, on the basis of natural law, you not only remove the arch nemesis, but you also restore the bioterrain to its original state of grace.
Through many years of painstaking research, Enderlein came to believe that our body fluids, such as blood plasma, lymph, and cellular cytoplasm, contain particles that can be induced to reorganize into more complex biological forms, ultimately giving rise to bacteria and fungi not previously present. This is reminiscent of Béchamp’s experiments conducted more than half a century before.
Enderlein called this phenomenon ‘probaenogeny’, and made it a cornerstone of both his theoretical and clinical work in pleomorphic microbiology. Enderlein demonstrated that beyond a certain level of developmental complexity, all the emergent pleomorphic forms leading towards Mucor racemosus or Aspergillus niger were pathogenic and degenerative.
In fact, Enderlein argued that it was the conversion of the benign, devolved forms of these fungi into their pathogenic, cellular forms that constituted the deepest roots of all chronic illness. Enderlein demonstrated ways of understanding challenges as diverse as cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, and glaucoma as different facets of the same types of internal, pleomorphic imbalances.
In particular, the mature bacterial and fungal expressions that Enderlein isolated from the blood of diseased individuals were highly saprophytic – which is to say they’re self-creating and self-sustaining through the creation of their own nourishment from organic decay within the body. He went on to describe the original invasion of these two molds into our ancestral chain as the, “…greatest medical tragedy in evolutionary history.”
What This Means for Me and You
All this to say, you can cart your child off to the allopath is they run a fever, however, what enemy are you hoping to target? If we understand the true roots of pathogenesis as above and we also know that medicine has only three possible actions; suppressive, palliative and curative, then don’t we have an ethical responsibility to remove the blockage to cure, strengthen the bio-terrain, and prevent the pleomorphic invasions in future?
By wholly understanding the Ambimorphoric Paradigm I believe we’re given the keys to The Kingdom. The essence of our health depends on acting in accordance with natural law and avoiding shooting the messengers, angering the substrata of bacterial pathogens and creating a bigger mess to try and mop up further down the pleomorphic line.
Disclaimer: Regarding the controversial topic of vaccinations and antibiotics … we at Arcanum Wholistic Clinic take a completely neutral stance on the topic even though our own son was damaged severely by vaccines and antibiotics. We neither advocate nor discourage their use for those individuals who seek our advice, leaving that up to the patient to decide. We do this mainly due to legal reasons being that it is against the law for us to advocate one position vs. another. We only ask that you become as educated on this topic as possible and make your own informed decision. We will always respect your decision either way. Many of our patients have asked us to address the antibiotic (and vaccine) insults on their sequential timeline using homeopathic principles.
I was serving a brand new patient the other day and asked her if she eats a mostly organic diet. She reported that she finds it tough to make ends meet and that eating organically often feels outside of her reach most times. I smiled and replied, “I’m going to write a blog for you and share with you how I once fed our family of four for less than $100.00 per week on organic food.”
I’ll take you back over ten years ago, both of my kids were currently attending a private Waldorf school. My husband, Jeff and I had recently finished our four year medical degrees and were embarking on our postgraduate research at the time. We estimated that about $35,000 per annum was going out the door for about 3.5 years to educate the four of us. We were also still building our Clinic as we were just 5 years into our practice and we were working on our thesis and books simultaneously. To say the least, money was extremely tight.
While my kids were growing up, we had several boarders and international students live with us. My kids often bunked together when they were little because a fellow Heilkunst student/receptionist, Waldorf teacher, student from Madrid or Mexico was living with us for several months at a time. These folks became an intricate part of our family and would often help to make meals or watch the kids while we ran out to pick something up.
We lived on a farm on seven acres that we rented, where we leased land to city folks to grow their own food on. Folks would also rent a portion of the 7,000 square foot barn to paint in or practice music. We owned several horses of our own, and ran “Camp On The Farm” for local Waldorf and Homeschooled kids in the region for several weeks during the summer. The barn’s hay mow and our summer kitchen was great for them to do arts and crafts or to play in if it rained, but they mostly carried out spontaneous adventures on a portion of the two hundred surrounding acres. When they came in after being outside all day, they were hungry.
Now, I’d often been with patients, or I’d been studying all day. I only did either activities for several years unless I was weeding our gardens or shovelling manure; horse, chicken, duck, sheep or bunny poo was the other interesting side of my more sedentary life behind a desk. All this to say, I didn’t have gobs of time, let alone money, to be prepping meals.
Breakfast was our own farm fresh chicken or duck eggs. A bowl of homemade oatmeal with raw milk (we ran a 14 family raw milk co-op) or a shake made with fermented kefir and frozen blackberries picked in the Fall of last year with a raw egg and some hemp protein was a mainstay. Organic Bananas were always on hand as they’re cheap and can be easily cut up and added frozen to shakes, sliced on top of oatmeal or stirred into paleo muffins (made with almond and coconut flour … See Elana’s Pantry on-line recipes).
Our favorite snack was a dollop of almond butter, mixed with ½ a banana, a tablespoon of hemp seeds and a quick splash of real maple syrup. Another easy to make snack I made was homemade fruit leather from seconds (apples, strawberries, raspberries etc.) leftover at the healthfood store. I also made wild rhubarb compote with organic cane sugar. I canned all my own jams and jellies sweetened with apple juice and pectin.
On Sundays, we would cook together … all four of us. We ate a lot of crockpot spaghetti with beef, lamb, or turkey purchased from my friends who were local farmers way out of town with lower overhead. Burritos were a favourite. One of our farmer friend’s food was cheaper than the non-organic stuff at the grocery store. We’d go out and pick it up over an hour away when we went to get the milk from our cow share. We had two apartment sized chest freezers we got from Kijiji (like Craigslist).
The other crock pot had some form of soup. Squash was typical, and cheap. I peeled and diced it, adding carrots, sweet potatoes, a green apple, chicken or turkey stock (left over from pan drippings from a roast and frozen in little individual serving cups) and some curry. After it was cooked, I whizzed this all up with my hand blender.
Often a whole organic chicken went into the crock pot in the morning with celery, onions, carrots and dill (Martha Stewart knock off) and by supper we’d be peeling off chunks of hot meat with broth and vegetables into bowls while someone ran outside to harvest lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peas and whatever else was ripe from our gardens for salad. If I was on the ball, there would be rice or kamut noodles for the soup.
One of our favourite meals is still chunks of stewing beef, onions, a ton of mushrooms, and a can of Guinness with some fresh thyme, sea salt and fresh ground pepper thickened with a bit of organic flour. This all served on champ, which is mashed potatoes with butter, cream and green onions. Yes, I come by the last name “McQuinn” honestly.
One year we had a bumper zucchini crop. No kidding, the zukes were the size of our legs. We groaned each time my daughter picked another one and brought it in the house. We were giving them away to patients strong enough to carry these monsters to their car. I made dozens of paleo zucchini breads and froze them. We had a massive crab apple tree on the property as well that we often made into jellies. One Fall my daughter found a plum tree that was mind-blowing but that darn tree only fruited once even though I whispered sweet nothings to it every Spring!
We grew raspberries and foraged for wild strawberries and blueberries as well. We often went to pick our own fruit at local farms. Blackberries were wildly plentiful and we knew all the best spots on public lands. We’d even take the cat with us in a gunny sack as he hated when the kids left him at home, so off he’d come to pick berries too. Silly old Oliver.
I also harvested dandelion leaves, sorrel, lamb’s quarters, wild spinach and wild raspberry leaf for tea. I also loved Chaga mushroom from wild birch trees for a really nourishing tea high in antioxidants. You can look it up if you like keeping in mind that you need to know what you’re doing when foraging for mushrooms as some can be lethal if you’re not careful.
We also loved to make our own candles out of beeswax. Both of my children can knit and my daughter could crochet anything you could imagine while on long drives in the car. All of our clothes were bought second hand from the thrift store. Funny as I still love to shop this way as I can’t justify spending over $15 for a new outfit! That’s just me!
I’ve learned to milk goats more recently, and cows when I was younger, and always appreciated that my family comes from the largest dairy community in Canada. These life skills have served me well all these 50+ years. Last summer, I connected with an herbalist in my local town who offered nature walks on her property to show us even more wild foods that can be harvested and prepared into amazing meals that don’t cost a dime. I love pine needle tea which has more vitamin C than some fruits! Who knew?! Yes, even these foods can be found in urban centres or in places not too far off the beaten path.
If you’re an urban dweller reading this and you think my granola lifestyle is beyond your scope or imagination, I know lots of city folk who’ve traded their skills as IT specialists by setting up a website for a local farmer looking to sell their goat’s milk soap. It is brilliant to have a skill that you can work on the basis of trade for. I’ve traded Heilkunst Medicine sessions for massages, live blood analysis, bowen therapy, reiki, chiropractic care, music lessons, art lessons, horse riding lessons, and even organic food.
My 90 year old Scottish grandmother on my Mom’s side has prepared food for a single Dad and his family for a decade or more. Last year, she was still making a few thousand dollars selling handmade dishcloths, jams and pickles at a local hospital bazaar. We Scottish Canadians are cheap and very resourceful. It seems that it runs in my family!
I feel that we are going to come into some interesting times ahead, moving away from traditional economic systems. Bitcoin, trading our skills for food, services and resources are going to come more into vogue and necessity. Personally, I’d prefer to have these relationships plumbed with my local food providers and know how to effectively live off-grid before I have to out of necessity. Emergency preparedness websites in North America are recommended two to three months of water and food supplies stored in your basement. That is a fairly long time!
The next thing I want to learn is how to set snares and hunt for larger game. I already know how to fish and gut a trout since they were plentiful in the streams we used to farm on when I was a kid. I’m also pretty handy with a rifle as the bloody gophers used to dig holes on our fields where the horses grazed. I never tried eating a gopher though!
When I was first deciding what values and ethics I wanted to raise my own kids with, I decided that they were pretty close to how I’d been raised. Have a close kinship with nature, be thankful for what you have, treat your neighbors with compassion as you never know when you’ll need to rely on each other, make sure you can make a living without the use of electricity and gadgets, and eat as close to the way God intended, in season, and through the hands of those who love and care about you. Never eat the crap from a box or fast food establishment. Trust your gut in all things and always stop to gaze at a sunset. That, basically, is how I live organic, and also on the cheap … which, really, makes me feel incredibly resourceful and also very rich!
Many of you know that Jeff and I live out of a suitcase, literally, one suitcase and a carry-on. We’re digital nomads with an online boutique publishing company and a wholistic, Heilkunst Medical Practice serving patients all around the world.
Over six months we travelled across Canada last summer, from Saint John’s, Newfoundland to Tofino, British Columbia we’d pull up to campsites right on the water, store our suitcases under the car, leave the hatch up on our SUV and sleep under the stars, listening to the loons (or ocean waves) while sleeping on our Ikea mattress in the back of our car. It was like a dream come true, as neither of us had ever been west of Toronto.
I’d once been on a trip to Victoria, BC. For five short days I’d showcased courses for the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst at a health show. The thing was, I’d never seen the middle guts of Canada. I wanted to see her portfolio at “see” level. This was my chance to fulfill that bucket list and more. We started in St. John’s, Newfoundland and started to head, by car, across the Trans Canada Highway.
On days that we served clients (three days a week), we’d check into an Airbnb. Our criteria was good wifi and two separate rooms for us each to serve our patients by Skype. At the end of each day, we send our prescriptions to our pharmacists in Canada and The States.
In some cases, we stayed a few weeks or more to stabilize ourselves. We called this ‘slow travel.’ On this longer sojourns, we were able to do research and write in between serving clients. We figured out early in the process that it did not work well for us to see clients and then travel right after. We’ve gotten good at what works best to preserve our personal and couple ecology in good stead.
We’ve loved this expedition so much, that we’ve made it a permanent lifestyle. We’ve lived like this for almost three years; taking periodic, sabbaticals. We can’t call them holidays anymore! We continued, travelling down through the eastern United States and into Mexico for the Winter.
Folks ask us how we can afford to live this way. Our answer is how can you afford to live where you are? Think about it, we sold everything off so we have no debt, no mortgage, no bills, or house/car maintenance. We live in Mexico half of the year with one third the cost of living in Canada.
For the first time in our lives, we’re socking money away. We’re investing in IBC (Infinite Banking Concept) and Bitcoin more than we ever did before. We’ve hit the jackpot as far as lifestyle goes!
Let me explain in point form what our general costs are. If you know me, I’m not shy as we’ve found something that works well for our health and mental/emotional well-being. I also write on the side for International Living. I’m used to divulging what it takes to live this way for others exploring similar options:
A campground spot in Canada and the U.S. for a car costs on average between $25 – $40 per night. We’ve also found spots for free in truck stops but this was only a couple of times out of sleep-deprivation. Others park at designated Walmarts. We eat one meal a day plus a keto snack of organic beef jerky, nuts or vegetables that we keep on board in a cooler. We’ll generally stop for salad and some form of meat dish for supper. We stock up at great health food stores in towns along the way.
An Airbnb in Mexico costs between $450 – $675 U.S. per month, including wifi. Our groceries are about $30 – $45 a week for the both of us. We also eat out several times over our four day weekends for anywhere from $5 -$20 a meal. Our cell phone plans are unlimited calling and texting for under $25 per month to the U.S., MX and Can. with 1 gig of data. We have no other overhead expenses. We’ve used only two tanks of gas ($38 Cdn each) in four months given that we walk everywhere in Guanajuato, MX. We’re fit from these cobbled alleyways.
Our entertainment expenses are $8 for the symphony on Friday nights. We pay less on Thursdays and Sundays for concerts at smaller venues. Sundays you get a class of wine and tapas bar with your concert ticket. Sitting on a park bench or lounge chair in the Sun. with a book from the English Library costs nothing.
On occasion we take the bus which is $.35 cents and cabs or an Uber are around $3.50 Cdn. which is harder to calculate in U.S. dollars as it is next to nothing. Sometimes we drive and park in a parking garage which ranges from $40 to 98 pesos ($2.50 – $5.00). A full day at the local hot springs is $150 pesos or $9.50 Cdn. or $7.23 U.S. at the time of this writing. At the spa, we get brunch served on our poolside deck chairs with fruit, omelette and carrot juice. All that for under $10 for both of us combined! At the dam down from our casita, they rent boats by the hour for 37 pesos about $2.50. … cost of Jeff rowing, while Ally takes close-ups of ducks? Priceless!
Travel inside of Mexico may include an overnight at a local town at an Airbnb. Those rooms in someone’s home range from $16 – $24 Cdn. a night. One two day excursion we took to the local pyramids, tequila making rancho came to $190 Cdn in total. This included 5 meals and 2 nights stay in a 500 year old hacienda. This was our biggest expense, other than our rent, in the 5 months we’ll be here.
We cook a lot from home as we’re on ketogenic diets. We love shopping at the local markets for our meat, vegetables and fruits. There’s a good selection at the health food stores and the items are reasonable unlike back home. Most street food is delicious. Get a taco, loaded with meat, guac., vegetables and eat just the fillings. A large carrot and beet juice runs less than $2 Cdn for the drink and the food.
Many of you have also wanted to know what we have in the way of stuff. Here’s our list of items, excluding our 5 X 7 storage container back home. It’s stashed with extra camping gear, artwork, art supplies, and a bicycle. We’ve also go 7 years of stupid tax receipts (stored on behalf of our government). One day, we plan to have a Tiny House so I kept our stoneware pans and kitchen supplies. There’s also 2 rubbermaid boxes of photo albums and kids’ artwork.
Here’s what we’ve got with us that fits into that one large suitcase and a carry-on.
Undies, shirts, pants, dresses (mine, not Jeff’s), blouses, work-out clothes, 2 sweaters, poncho, rain jacket, and 5 pairs of very practical shoes stuffed with socks. All clothes are rolled fitting into one and a half suitcases. Camera bag with multiple lenses, underwater camera, toiletries, art supplies and 6 paperbacks for reading on beaches/park benches where I don’t take my i-pad fit in the other half of my large suitcase.
Neuro-scenar for sore necks, stiff mucles from hiking (http://www.scenar-therapy.co.uk/scenar_therapy_faq.html), toiletries, epsom salts, bath bombs, towels, bathing suits, essential oils, little satchel of jewellry, hairdryer and supplements in use fit in my carry-on, 3 mgs of Melatonin on occasion if I’ve been overscheduled and “Experience” capsules on occasion for helping to keep me regular).
Box of back-up toiletries including Earthpaste toothpaste (https://www.amazon.com/Redmond-Earthpaste-Toothpaste-Peppermint-Ounce/dp/B0080L9G9C), bamboo toothbrushes (https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Bamboo-Toothbrush-Individually-Numbered/dp/B00UYFH6YO), handmade deoderant by The Natural Deoderant Company (https://naturaldeoco.com/) and 3 bottles of Flora and Fauna Skin Elixir (http://florafaunaskincare.com/products/facial-serum), razor and hairbrush, 100% Pure Make-up (https://www.100percentpure.com/) in my Make-up Bag, and all natural hemp shampoo and conditioner brought from Canada, however, I’ve found a honey version just as chemical-free here.
Box of backup supplements like Zinc, tub of Greens for shakes, flax seeds, hemp seeds, Vitamin D3 for days the darker/colder months when we’re still in Canada and Himalayan rocks salts to make up Solé brine.
Flat of medium mason jars for fermenting for gut health/probiotics.
Our high powered blender and a ceramic water crock for dispensing spring water from bottles.
Ikea mattress, sleeping bags, pillow and lighter cotton blanket for warmer/colder nights. Propane cook stove, dish soap, basic dishes, pot and pan, cutlery, BBQ tools for open fire cooking.
Computer bags and one box of work supplies including a modem, Vonage Phone and Charger, Apple Time Capsule for backing up our computers and wire-like electronic thingys that you’d have to ask Jeff about, one inbox (I try not to have one or people will put stuff in it!).
One bottle of Dr. Bronner’s all purpose cleanser as there are only toxic options available in Mexico.
And that is about it. The car has to be packed like a game of Tetris. Yet, that’s everything you might want to know about living on the road to Mexico. The reason I put that latter bit into the title is that when you have little stuff, you don’t spend anytime servicing it. When your stripped bare of luxuries and nefarious responsibilities, you feel free. The doing is gone, so all you’re boiled down to is being.
We only need to clean our car/or Airbnb apartment a couple times a month, total, a couple of hours at the most. Otherwise we’re working at what we love. The rest of the time we’re out playing, studying Spanish, walking the colonial city, or grabbing a bite. We love to spend hours reading, photographing, drawing, or off at the local hot springs. When we arrive anywhere, we unhook the TV right away and shove it a corner or out the door. Neither one of us have had one in over 25 years so why start now in any language!
We decided that we love our life too much to ever retire, so we’ve crafted a healthy lifestyle in our 40’s and 50’s instead. One day we may grow up and build a Tiny Home on our two acres in New Brunswick, Canada. Mexico also has our heart so swinging back and forth each season will work for us. Our savings will love us! That alone feels generative and rejuvenating!
I have no desire to write this article at all. Do you ever have to do a thing that you really don’t want to because it will be like holding up a magnifying mirror in order to see all those ugly pock marks on your face? Yup, like that. Here I go anyway, despite the squirmy feeling in my belly.
When my son was suffering labels like ADHD, autism and just good old fashioned neurotic and psychotic tendencies, I didn’t realize the extent to which I was part of his problem. While he was stimming, lining stuff up and being some kind of crazy OCD boy, I was suffering the exact same gestures without knowing it.
You see, I wracked my brain anxiously every waking hour with, “How am I going to fix this kid … how am I going to fix this kid … how am I going to fix this kid?” Although I left the hand-flapping to him, I was stimming the same thought patterns over and over and over again. I lived in terror that I was never doing enough. That I was NOT enough.
I lived in terror of the realization that somehow I’d damaged my most beloved son and now I’d better bloody well fix this mess that we were in. I was constantly at the hospital (seven times that I counted), desperately wanting them to help me get his bowels operating with milk and molasses enemas; one time they even put him under general anaesthetic to manually remove the two-week old impacted stool from his body. Still I stimmed, “I’ve got to fix this kid if it kills me!” And actually, it was doing just that.
The fact that he’d bite, hit and scream mostly at me was a result of the repressed rage that I had successfully armored below decks in my own nether girl, leaking out in neurotic tendencies. My house had to be just as orderly as Jordan’s lined up matchbox cars, or I’d feel entirely out of control. The laundry always done, the sinks spotless and the food prepared like some kind of messed up Cordon Bleu chef.
In fits of desperation I took my son to every therapist imaginable, hoping against hope that this one would shed some light on the cause of his disorders and help me solve his issues outright. Nothing worked! Decades later, we see an entire autism industry built on this desperate cry from desperate parents.
We moved him from classroom to classroom, from teacher to teacher, from doctor to doctor, from homeopath to homeopath, to no avail. We tried every diet out there, switching from GAPS to ferments to combinations thereof. As a result my son hated mealtimes, often refusing to eat. What a bloody power struggle!
We took my son to speech therapists, occupational therapists and cognitive therapists. We consulted with a variety of chiropractors, energy workers, and naturopaths who charged us small fortunes and then let us examine their frayed ropes with regard to a true diagnosis and faulty treatment plans. It was a nightmare, until one day …
Finally, we came to Heilkunst Medicine and learned the underlying causes of Jordan’s ills. It was part miasmic and part environmental and the sequential timeline was a clear, definable protocol that we addressed each month when we met. I learned how my unresolved issues of anxiety, grief, rage, terror and fear were also part of Jordan’s autism issues. This realization was difficult for me, but I committed to the process to get at the underlying cause to get us both well.It was scary, unnerving, embarrassing and it is true that early on, I hated the process. Who loves a cheval mirror turn around for you to see every pockmark, ugly belief, and rotten pit of intellectual stimming, anxiety, feelings of violence, hate and terror brought up for their viewing pleasure? God, it was so brutally painful.
However, over time, Jordan got better. First he became sick, really sick, with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. The progress that followed every month was astounding – he started to make eye contact, stopped stimming, and began to speak. He was passing stool regularly and he was even eating a small variety of new foods. After just 12 Heilkunst treatment sessions, he’d gained 12 lbs and 4 shoe sizes. I was elated! It was like living the Pinocchio dream; I finally met my real boy, for the first time, at four and a half years of age.
In turn, I also experienced massive healing reactions that you can read about in our FREE audiobook here. I wailed, grieved, exposed my hate and squirmed with unresolved childhood issues like my mother’s suicide and my father’s early death at 43. I hated my life, was suffering PTSD, and while Heilkunst wasn’t easy, at least it was productive. Over time, I gave birth to my essential self; I stopped the intellectual stimming and became a real parent, a motherly version of Gepetto.
I stopped running wildly to every therapist, cleaning my home like a maniac, and making a different meal every single night (yes, part of my intellectual stimming and ADHD patterning meant that I never prepared the same meal twice … ever!) My kind of crazy was also tied inextricably to Jordan’s kind of crazy. Guess what my own mother had been diagnosed with before she turned the car on in the enclosed garage at 32, when I was eight? Schizophrenia and manic depression. Can you see the hereditary link?
In my case, it did not “skip a generation.” I was her and she was me, and Jordan was embroiled in more than four generations of a Syphlitic hell (my grandfather was committed before I met him). In my son’s case the MMR shot, laced with mercury (thimerosal), triggered the deeper issues associated with this genetic disease, spawning symptoms such as OCD, bone pains, ADHD, anger, hostility, blaming, hyper-vigilance, aggression, hate, and stimming. I presented with many of these same tendencies, which is why my Heilkunst Physician insisted that I also be treated.
It is also why, as a Heilkunst Practitioner of 14 years, I too insist that the parent(s) be treated with the child labelled in the spectrum with ASD issues. Part of the cause lies in the environment and the child cannot get better if the parent’s issues remain at large. I know; I’ve lived this phenomenon in my own experience as a parent, and have borne witness to hundreds of parents and children that my partner, Jeff Korentayer, and I have served.
It has taken me 20 years of looking full-on at myself in that mirror. My son, thankfully, has long since been out of the spectrum; he lives a full and whole life as a trampoline acrobat and teacher, and trained Bowen Practitioner. He and I are really close and there is a deep, abiding love for how we helped each other to resolve the underlying cause of our ills and shut down the genetic miasm(s) that had us both pinioned with gestures of OCD, stimming and a primal fear that held us hostage.
It is isn’t easy when a new patient comes into my practice, describing their autistic child and how they’re taking them to every conceivable therapist, guiltily trying to rescue the child to the exclusion of themselves. Just so you know, I will be turning around your mirror, my friend, and I will also hold you through the process of remediation as I too was once held. Some days you also aren’t going to like the process but you will love its reliable outcomes and efficacy. Just as I did too!
Many patients ask me about the MTHFR gene and how it relates to their child’s autism or even their babe’s tongue tie. MTHFR is only a small fraction of a much greater puzzle that relates to methylation. It can’t be looked at in isolation as there are other contributing factors, such as Genetic Miasms coming down the family line, as well as traumatic timeline events and environmental factors (ie. vaccines, glyphosate, birth control, dental composites, emotional traumas, etc.).
Even if you do a test to check for confounders, you’re only grabbing a snapshot in time. We’re constantly changing. We’re subject to exposome and epigenetic influences all the time.
While it’s good to avoid all processed foods, synthetic vitamins, get enough exercise, drink lots of fresh, pH balanced water, sleep well, address the 8 Genetic Miasms (including the one that mostly contributed to MTHER), the root cause is still at large until you dynamically address all the factors mentioned above wholistically.
Is MTHFR linked to autism and issues like tongue tie? Yes, but so are COMT, TBX22, and other genes. While you may take enough folate or methylfolate during pregnancy, you can’t just micromanage your way around this with supplements. The answers lie in your whole health, and while choline is far more important for preventing neural tube defects and is preferred over taking folate supplements, this kind of tinkering won’t wholly shift the roots of your genetic predisposition.
Why not address the whole of your health, on the law of similars, so that you couldn’t possibly host a babe with issues? We go beyond diet and supplements, without causing an ounce of harm.
We posted this meme on Arcanum’s Facebook Page a few weeks back and got a number of replies that we thought we should address with a slightly longer post.
One follower of our page wondered, “Do we know why it (vaccines) impacts some children more/differently than others?” This was my answer:
“It’s dynamic. Health of parents (microbiome, minerals, cellular health), Genetic Miasms (inherited predisposition), exposure to toxins (Ibuprofen, Glyphosate, heavy metals, vaccines, etc.). We find the causes for that individual when we peel off the sequential layers of the traumatic timeline homeopathically. Like a geological dig, you get to see what’s restored to health after each shock and block is released.”
Every Kid Vaccinated Is Damaged To Some Degree
Dr. Andrew Moulden said that every child vaccinated is vaccine damaged. His research showed a wide range of modern neurodevelopmental diseases. He explained how numerous illnesses can actually have multiple triggers. These chronic issues are actually part of a common syndrome that folks are tying together because they mostly don’t know what they’re looking for.
Dr. Moulden spoke a lot to facial anomalies that occur at the moment the child gets the shot given the shock, lack of oxygen and the nature of the chemical toxicity. He cited that Mercury is a highly toxic substance that affects MASS reactions and zeta. Thus, we should be concerned about mercury that is used in dental fillings, mercury in food, and mercury in vaccines.
“He showed how learning disabilities, autism, Alzheimer’s, irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, colitis, food allergies, shaken baby syndrome, sudden infant death, idiopathic seizure disorders, Gulf War syndrome, Gardasil adverse reactions, schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, expressive aphasia, impaired speech skills, attention deficit disorders, silent ischemic strokes, blood clots, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, Parkinson’s disease, and other modern neurodevelopmental disorders are all connected.”
Michelle Goldstein, a mother and researcher cited that her daughter contracted Crohn’s disease after an HPV Vaccine, “It took many years and countless consultations with integrative, holistic physicians before I recognized the link between the HPV vaccination and my daughter’s illness. To be honest, there was only one holistic physician, who specialized in autism, who helped us make this connection. The many others, including a certified functional medicine doctor, failed to connect these two events.
I now believe wholeheartedly that the HPV vaccine and my daughter’s development of a life-threatening autoimmune disorder was no coincidence. Of course, the majority of doctors will claim illnesses and vaccines are not connected in any way. This is part of their education and training as physicians.”
In 1986, Congress officially acknowledged the reality of vaccine-caused injuries and death by creating and passing The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (Public Law 99-660). The safety reform portion of this law requires doctors to provide parents with information about the benefits and risks of childhood vaccines prior to vaccination, and to report vaccine reactions to federal health officials.
Doctors are required by law to report suspected cases of vaccine damage. To simplify and centralize this legal requisite, federal health officials established the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) — operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Ideally, doctors would abide by this federal law and report adverse events following the administration of a vaccine. However, the FDA recently acknowledged that 90 percent of doctors do not report vaccine reactions.
How Many Kids Are We Talking About?
They are choosing to subvert this law by claiming the adverse event was, in their opinion, not related to the vaccine. In fact, every year more than 25,000 reports of adverse reactions to vaccines are filed with the federal government (data initially accessible only through the Freedom of Information Act).
These figures include hospitalizations, irreversible brain damage, and hundreds of deaths. Considering that these numbers may represent just 10 percent, the true figures could be as high as 250,000 adverse events annually. Yes, you read that statistic correctly. However, even this figure could be conservative.
According to Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, “Only about 1 percent of serious events [adverse drug reactions] are reported to the FDA.” Thus, it is entirely possible that millions of people are adversely affected by mandatory vaccines every year.
I was one of those mothers whose family doctor claimed that my son’s screaming around the clock for the first six months of his life was just normal. “Babies cry,” they said. I was so numb with exhaustion and hadn’t had a baby before so didn’t know that sleeping for only 20 – 30 minutes a few times in a 24 hour period wasn’t normal.
I also didn’t know that losing all eye contact and speech after the MMR shot also wasn’t a coincidence. His gut issues, suffering constipation so severe that he only passed stool every 1-2 weeks and had to be put under general anesthetic to remove the impacted stool manually was also chocked up to coincidence as well. He was weak, sickly and failing to thrive. You can listen to Jordan’s story for free here: ww.thepathtocure.com/bonus)
It was only after I had my daughter who was Vaccine Free that I realized that I’d been very seriously duped. Alternatively, she slept several hours in the day and 10-12 hours at night shortly after birth. She also never had the need for Tylenol or Antibiotics until she was eleven and then not again until once in her late teens. Her health has been just that robust.
John Thomas wrote, “Believe it or not, babies used to be easy to manage with the exception perhaps of when they were sick. Blood curdling screams were very rare. Crying for hour after hour with no apparent cause, being listless, failing to grow and mature on schedule were unusual. Today when these kinds of symptoms happen, parents are just told that your son or daughter will grow out of it — you don’t have to worry.”
One of the more surprising realizations when you start to do your due diligence is that the CDC is in the business of pushing vaccines, yet the brain damage vaccines can cause is admitted and disclosed right there before your eyes on the CDC web site. If a doctor, public health official or anybody else tells you vaccines are perfectly safe – they are either misinformed or lying. Tell them to read the CDC web site.
Vicki Batts writes in her article about how parents of vaccine damaged kids are being bullied into silence,
“In 1993, the Marchant family’s 14-month-old daughter received what was supposed to be just a regular MMR vaccine. Before receiving her vaccination, baby Jodie said, “Love you!” to her dad in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. Everything seemed to be going okay — until Mr. Marchant heard his child scream.
As they would later learn, though they thought their child was being given a standard MMR vaccine, this was not the case. In fact, it turned out their child was given an untested 8-in-1 vaccine illegally — a vaccine that would permanently damage their perfectly healthy baby.
After taking their baby girl, Jodie, home from her vaccination appointment, her parents noticed she was shivering, shaking, screaming and running a fever. Like any parent would, the Marchants consulted with a doctor immediately. The doctor insisted Jodie was just suffering from a virus and there was nothing to worry about. Sadly, this would instead become the day Jodie was left permanently disabled, never again to be her normal self.
Jodie began suffering from seizures, incontinence of both bowels and bladder, and acid reflux. She also lost the ability to speak, stopped walking and no longer made eye contact. Jodie suffered with near-constant pain and was inconsolable. And with growing numbers of vaccine-damaged children being reported (and then swept under the rug), doctors merely diagnosed Jodie with autism.
In 1998, however, Jodie was being treated at Royal Free Hospital and doctors finally began to realize that Jodie was not like other children. Pediatric gastroenterologist Professor John Walker-Smith agreed to help the Marchant family and soon uncovered the truth: Jodie was not given an ordinary MMR vaccine. Later that year, Dr. Paul Shattock analyzed a urine sample from Jodie and told her parents that there must have been something else mixed into her vaccine.
After much searching and going through many hoops, the Marchants eventually discovered that their daughter’s doctor had given her not just the MMR vaccine, but also a vaccine for DTaP, polio, and one other vaccine (not currently disclosed). All of this was given to 14-month-old baby in one shot.”
Mike Adams of Natural News writes, “The vaccine industry refuses to conduct scientific tests on the health outcomes of vaccinated children vs. unvaccinated children. Why? Because these test would no doubt show unvaccinated children to be healthier, smarter and far better off than vaccinated children in terms of behavioral disorders, allergies and even autoimmune disorders. Check the people you know: Don’t you routinely find that the most heavily-vaccinated kids are the ones who get sick all the time? Meanwhile, groups like the Amish who largely refuse to vaccinate their children have near-zero rates of autism.”
Vaccines given to children in America today are admitted by the CDC to contain aluminum, mercury, monosodium glutamate and formaldehyde — all known neurotoxins. While healthy people with the right genetic makeup might eliminate these toxins relatively quickly, there is a subgroup of genetically susceptible children and adults who cannot. These individuals are genetically “hyper-susceptible” to vaccine damage. In effect, they are “genetic ticking time bombs” of vaccine damage.
Undoing The Damage Done
My own son’s vaccine damage was reversed. In a nutshell, this is how we did it:
Also here is a list of some of the other vaccine damaged kids we’ve been able to help:
[This post is from the December 2018 newsletter – click here to read it.]
“Pinch!” by Jinx! https://flic.kr/p/8q8EWX
Pinch me baby, just one more time. Before you think we’ve gone off our rocker, we don’t mean this in a mean sense. Grabbing a little skin on the back of your own hand in a little pinch can actually show how hydrated we are. Are you curious to do the test?
Then head on over to our blog post “Pinch me! (and other ways to know if you’re staying hydrated).” While this blog article is part of a series we are doing on natural fertility, you’ll learn more about how hydration is simply the foundation for good diet and lifestyle. Every physiological function, and every cell in your body can’t run without water.
Also on the topic of hydration, you can find out how a concept called “Sequential Eating” can help with your hydration. Jeff Korentayer will show you that there is actually a way to improve your hydration without drinking more water.
It comes from a concept called “sequential eating” discovered by Dr. Stanley Bass. It’s based on the understanding of how food forms layers inside your stomach. Think Tetris, but played with a knife and fork.
“Guess who made each of the bottle” by Chad Rosenthal https://flic.kr/p/69DGCU
Your digestive system uses a different enzyme for each food item. It has an easier time with like items grouped together. Layers of food digest better than a jumble of everything all mixed together. It’s a basic efficiency factor for digestion.
Are you ready to be enlightened with regards to hydration? Then follow the links to these two blog articles: