Some peace while putting the pieces together

I am creating this at the new coffee shop in town. The owner and I just talked about a concept we're calling a "bright ripple". The bright ripple starts with one, builds to two, and keeps growing. It's positive action growing exponentially until it creates a tsunami of bright beauty and chases off the dark. Everyone get your boards and surf the ripple!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Detox- The No or Little Cost Start

I have done a great deal to clean my body out of toxins. If you've read my account of symptoms and recovery, you know I took drastic and expensive measures to clean out my body (removal/replacement of dental materials and chelation being the primary costs); these I will get to. Today though, I want to try to give sufferers a start that will cost little or nothing; the focus is attitude, exercise, and intake.

The first step to my recover was to change my perspective (and believe me it was hard!). Instead of saying "bugs, bugs, bugs!" when the crawling came...I started to say "symptoms, symptoms, symptoms"! Being terrified of bugs crawling on or under my skin seemed to cause the symptoms to get worse. I started to make note of when the symptoms would start up (towards evening, changes in temperature, and thinking/scanning my body for crawling). The more I told myself, "These are only symptoms", the better I felt and the less the symptoms occurred (of course, the dental detox as documented made symptoms lesson...and eventually subside. I do still get twitching, which is nothing like the crawling, at the base of my feet after long hikes or other physical activities).

Exercise was essential even when I was deep in symptoms (every day I went walking and found it helpful). Exercise like walking, yoga and stretching can be combined with prayer and meditation. Work up to cardiovascular workouts (I run now...but started by bouncing on a mini-trampoline). Experiment with exercise. You may be surprised by discovering a new passion (such as my mid-life discovery of rock climbing).

A key piece to detoxing is to not put toxins in your system to begin with. I think of my body as a sack of mostly water; I need to take out toxins and keep toxins from going in. I do my best to eat organic. I also try to take in high amounts of greens. I avoid anything with heavy metal content (such as tortillas...some have aluminum. I now read every label). Air quality and water quality need to also be considered. Filters for drinking and showering water are necessary (and worth every penny). Air quality needs to also be considered (I recently moved from a location near power plants that were polluting with mercury among other things (as I believe in a mercury connection, I decided my life depended on cleaner air)); hopefully, you are not in a situation where you are regularly exposed to toxins.

This start should cost little to nothing, but will make a difference. As stated, I do believe any approach should be done with a trusted medical professional.


  1. Dear Joe,
    I hope you are doing well in your new job. I am beginning to see more signs of Toxicity in people who have been exposed to the Corexit and the Oil in the Gulf Spill.
    I was up taking samples for scientists in California and 1. almost got arrested for taking samples off the beach.
    2. Got really sick from being exposed to the vapors and wading around in the water in shorts and using my bare hands. Dumb me.
    3. I immediately came back and got on a Heavy Metal Detox and a Colon Cleanse. I knew I had been poisoned. Sore throat, burning eyes, lethargy and leg rash.
    I have to tell you that after I finished the heavy metal detox, my jaw where I had 3 amalgam fillings began hurting horribly. I went to the dentist and he is now bioremediating my mouth.
    I told my dentist about the detox and he really believed me when I said, "When you go through a heavy metal detox, get ready for your mouth to try and reject the almagam and bad fillings."
    I am saddened to tell you now that I am getting reports from many of the fishermen who have been exposed to the spill are really ill from Chemical Poisoning.
    Also the EPA is playing the dangers down and saying the oil has evaporated, nothing if further from the truth. The Corexit in that oil just made it lighter and dropped much of the chemicals to the bottom of the Gulf Floor.
    I spoke to Riki Ott a few weeks ago and she predicted the evaporation could seed the clouds and turn the rain into a chemical nightmare. sadly people are now reporting corexit in their pools 350 miles from the spill site right in my backyard.
    These people are going to need major detoxification due to these chemicals and once again we have abandoned our earth in the name of the Corporations.
    Human Health and safety are at risk, our precious fish and seafood are tainted and I am saddened.
    If you look at many diseases Joe, it is a condition of Hypertoxicity from our food, chemicals, leeching plastics, mercury, ect.
    Enough of my ramblings. Hope you are well and I pray for your safety each day.

  2. Trisha, Thanks for the info. It is disheartening and frustrating. Eventually we will all have to look toxicity in the eye. Let's hope it won't be too late!

    Life here in Tanzania has its challenges. I actually biked to the school I'm working at. The roads are filled with traffic (passing on both sides), bikes, carts and people walking. It is a very different world...I think I used up my nine lives getting to the school and back; likely the most terrifying bike ride I've ever taken. Keep praying for my safety...and I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers also.

    I'm glad there is someone with your background and qualifications looking at toxicity. Somehow...someway we need to start cleaning up our world.

    Peace, Joe