Take vitamin K2 to clear arteries of plaque, the ratio of vitamin D3 to K2 is 10,000 IU to 100 mg of K2, they work best together. I take 5,000 to 10,000 IU of D3 a day and it seems like a lot but 10,000 IU is only 250 mcg's.
Good to see this thread resurrected, I've slacked off of the DE and I need to get back on it.
FWIW, sometimes right side pain is gall bladder, and it can move up the right shoulder and to the back of the neck, mimicking heart problems. If you get this pain, you need ox gall, I get mine in a digestive enzyme from Now vitamins, Super Enzymes. Helps build up stomach acid and digestive bugs too, which seem to take a beating and decline as some of us age. Eating coleslaw daily also helps.
Then why would it be attributed to helping clear ones carotid arteries? (Post #5)
Perhaps indirectly by eliminating the side effects of parasites?
I guess my knees and the knees of several friends love prehistoric sand.
I've noticed the beginnings of arthritis in my knuckles. It runs in the family, hoping I can get it to stop or at least stabilize before I'm forced to take meds for it.
It does indeed seem to have adaptogenic qualities, and I still think it's because our bodies are low in silica and that causes the adrenals to poop out, which dams all hormone uptake to a trickle. The hormones are there but the body isn't using them so blood and saliva tests come up reading normal or low normal, sometimes even high normal.In my observations of the effects on us and others who have tried it, it appears to work much like what we call an "adaptogen" in the herbal world. I've seen it provide energy and stamina, but I've also been told that it helps those who are naturally "high strung" sleep better and feel calmer. A couple folks have come off their blood pressure meds and are now holding "normal" BP.
This is another one of those things I was highly skeptical of at first. And for sure, I can't explain it. But explainable or not, we don't have 25# in the preps for no reason... for us, it's well worth using.
I'm not really concerned that DE might pass through the body unchanged. What impresses me is how it changes the body as it passes through. I guess my knees and the knees of several friends love prehistoric sand.
I can't remember who said something a couple of years ago about the benefits of K2, but I took it to heart and started taking it and I take 10,000iu of D3 daily, sometimes I forget to take all of my supplements, but mostly take daily.
AS for DE, I take it from time to time, but mostly forget it. I need to get back to daily use, I always felt it was of a benefit to take it. Glad to see this thread again.
K2 + D3 + magnesium + boron all assist together in putting mis-deposited calcium (artery walls, free-floating in blood) back into the bone matrix. Have two antedotal examples with two different calcium-related conditions - one is a 60-year old male acquaintance who multiple fractured a lower leg. Upon looking at the xrays/MRI/CAT scans (whatever the doctor used), not only was the bone damage noted, but that it had thinned appreciable - AND, most important, his main leg artery was badly calcified (hardening of the arteries). The multiple-break in the bone was very slow to heal. Six months into his allopathic-guided healing process, with very slow recovery progress, he began the addition of a homeopathic-initiated supplement regime of Vit K2 + Vit D3 + magnesium + boron to his diet.
A bit over one year goes by, and new xrays/MRI/CAT scans (whatever was used) were taken, which clearly showed that the bone was nearly healed, but that the calcium that was showing up in his leg artery was reduced, noticeably.
Second example is a much elderly female family member with osteoporosis - recent xray/MRI/CAT scan (whatever was used) showed a notable increase in bone density, where previously there had only been noted decreases in several previous examinations over a decade of time - particularly in the spinal and upper hip areas - attributed also to a regime of K2 + D3 + magnesium + boron, as prescribed and monitored by her homeopathic doctor.
Such supplement regimes do not simply work "overnight," or in a short period of time, but can span out over many months or years to effect corrective actions.
We are becoming smarter about some number of aging processes, and ways that their impact may be mitigated naturally.
Everything that exists was created billions of years ago.
It's not just "prehistoric"
And it has been recommended to take in the morning instead of night because it will give you so much energy, you'll be up all night! V
It does indeed seem to have adaptogenic qualities, and I still think it's because our bodies are low in silica and that causes the adrenals to poop out, which dams all hormone uptake to a trickle. The hormones are there but the body isn't using them so blood and saliva tests come up reading normal or low normal, sometimes even high normal.
When the adrenals do this, they block thyroid hormone uptake, thyroid hormones help the body carry calcium to places it is supposed to go such as bones, teeth, etc. When you have free calcium in the blood (it also is in your saliva, etc.) it has to deposit some place and knuckles, joints, arteries, soft tissue organs and other places begin to show deposits. Kidney stones, arthritis, bone spurs, signs of low calcium, all sort of things happen due to excess free calcium. Taking calcium when hypothyroid or hypoadrenal is a death sentence but many doctors are ignorant of this issue and are taught that hypoadrenia is a myth or extremely rare event and gladly have their patients taking extra calcium which compounds the problems.
It seems that part of the adrenal weakness, often triggered by a very stressful event(s) is due to a super dump of silica to help the adrenals keep going, depleting the body of it's silica stores. Without replenishing the silica, the person becomes steadily more ill, going to doctors who make the problem(s) worse.
There is definitely some connection to the adrenal/thyroid issue as those who have sure signs of hypothyroidism/hypoadrenia seem to all observe improvement when using DE. I would say Summerthyme is spot on, DE is a must have supplement, it's super cheap and an essential prep item. Nothing could be more stressful than TSHTF, and for those who've never experienced adrenal burn out, that will be the time they do.
Subject: Worms! How we get them. How to Painlessly get rid of them.
"Statistics show that in many areas more than 80% of the people have worms, and don't know it" Dr. John Black, Uro-Analytical Procedures, 1977 p.178
For years, experts in autopsy have found that nearly 70% of colons examined contained foreign matter including worms. Intestinal walls are encrusted with old, hardened plating similar to the dental plaque constantly forming on gums and teeth. These experts relate how the insidious "building of this hardened waste matter resembles the inside of a filthy stove-pipe." Prof. Arnold Ehret, "Mucousless Diet Healing System" (1953) p.4
Intestinal parasites multiply by the thousands in the warmth of the body's 98.6 degrees as they feed off refined sweets while nurturing family nests beneath layers of encrustations.
As related by one expert:
"Often there is a craving for sugar and a ravenous appetite that no amount of eating seems to satisfy. Remember you have another living organism - or many organisms - in your system and this infestation needs sustenance. The food it preempts is food that your body would normally be utilizing. So your body demands more. Once the intestines are cleansed and the worms and eggs eliminated, many of the symptoms disappear."
A.L. Gittleman, MS, staff nutritionist, NY Bellevue Hospital.
Parasites are obtained from pets and livestock, going barefooted, eating raw, unwashed vegetables, shaking hands with people who have pets, picking flowers, and many other ways.
Diatomaceous earth and worms are natural enemies and it shreds parasites and their eggs, causing the worm to let go. Old fecal matter and encrustations covering warm nests begin to break loose allowing a natural acceleration of internal cleansing of the body through the bowels.
It takes 20 days (gestation period) for a worm to produce the eggs, so is important to take Fossil Shell Flour daily for a minimum of 20 days. If you miss a day, you will have to start over again.
A word about medical facilities and hospitals: "waterborne microbes- -bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites --can enter into the healthcare environment in several ways: direct contact with or ingestion of drinking water or ice, breathing aerosols from showers and faucets and even from improperly reprocessed medical devices." Source: Pall Corporation http://www.pall.com/
Parasitic Infections What They are and What Can Be Done About Them
by Garcia Thompson
In today’s society there are many forms of disease, many of which are well documented, researched and acknowledged. However, there is one plague currently infecting over 80% of all Americans (and 85% of people around the world) that receives little or no attention in today’s medical society – the one of parasites and parasitic infections.
Yes, it is a documented fact that almost every adult in the United States is not only susceptible to, but is also currently hosting some form of internal parasite.
Disgusted? Appalled? Disturbed? Sickened?
Those words all described how I felt when I first came to read those statistics. You might ask yourself why I would have been reading about this subject (trust me, not something I’d do in my idle time, normally!)
However, after a month long bout with debilitating fatigue and chronic gastrointestinal pain, coupled with several unhelpful visits to the doctor, I did a little research into what may be causing my symptoms and creating this discomfort. Here’s the information I found, which hopefully may help anyone out there to overcome, eliminate and defeat these silent attackers.
So how do you know if you have a parasite - well, finding out can be difficult, but there are some signs to looks for. Although most everyone feels low at some point or another, going to bed early or sleeping in late, this is not something that should be normal (still, for many folks this is a regular routine.)
Chronic fatigue is one of the main symptoms of a parasitic visitor in your body - some other symptoms include:
itchy nose, ears, anus
men: sexual dysfunction
gas and bloating
loss of appetite
fast heart beat
pain in the navel
eating more than normal but still feeling hungry
blurry or unclear vision
pain in the back, thighs, shoulders
burning sensation in the stomach
women: problems with the menstrual cycle
drooling while sleeping
damp lips at night
dry lips during the day
grinding teeth while asleep
constipation and/or diarrhea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
sleep disturbances (especially between 2-3 am)
immune system dysfunction
Realize that although you may not feel ill or tired, there may still be parasites within your system. Parasitic infections are masters at hiding while feeding off the human body.
So, how can you tell? You can try to take a medical test, but as Dr Andersen (a leading authority on parasitic infections) has said:
If you were tested by a doctor for parasites, chances are the results would come back negative. Does this mean you do not have parasites? Unfortunately, medical testing procedures only catch about 20% of the actual cases of parasites.
Over a 1,000 species of parasites can live in your body and tests are available for approximately 40 to 50 types. This means, doctors are only testing for about 5% of the parasites and missing 80% of those. This brings the clinically found parasites down to 1%. Now, if I had a 1% chance of winning in the stock market, I don’t think I would invest. Only 1% of parasites are ever clinically found.
I went through a medical test that cost me $400, was sent to a "top lab" for the detection of parasites, and still was diagnosed as negative (yet after a few cleanses I have been flushing infections, toxins and parasites from my body daily.) So, although there is a chance the lab test will catch the infection, the likelihood is that it won't. (the major problem is that the parasites must not only be on the "list" the lab looks for, but also must be laying eggs when the samples are taken.)
This leads me to explain about the way parasites reproduce, live and thrive, as well as to give a brief description of the two major types:
Let’s try to understand what a parasite does. A parasite eats, lays eggs and secretes. Ok? Let’s break this down into the three parts: the first is "eats." Depending on the kind, parasites will eat different things.
Many thrive off certain types of food, from dairy to sugar to proteins. These parasites live off the food that goes into your body. Mainly found in the digestive tract, they can also be found in the liver as well as throughout the body. No organ within your body is immune to parasites, in reality. Some parasites actually get their nutrition directly from the cells of the body, and feed off those cells, thus making you sick.
They can literally attach themselves anywhere and suck nutrition out of the cells. These parasites are perhaps the most dangerous because they can travel to places in the body where they can do a lot more damage than a parasite living solely in the digestive tract.
Parasites rob you off all your finest nutrients and you get the scraps and leftovers. They grow healthy and fat while your body starves for nutrition. And these visitors can subside and exist in the human body for anywhere in the upwards of 10, 20 or even 30 years.
To illustrate the longevity of parasites in the human body, consider this example. In 1979 a British study reported on 600 former prisoners from World War II. These men had been stationed in the Far East. Thirty years after the war, 15% were still infected with a parasite called Strongyloides that they had contracted during the war. This means you could have eaten meat 10 years ago that was contaminated, and still be hosting the tapeworms or other types of parasites that were in that meat.
Let’s now look at the way parasites reproduce - this is the "lays eggs" part. To start, let’s examine the two main types of parasites and then discuss how each reproduces: Large parasites are visible and are primarily worms and small parasites, which are mainly microscopic in size, include what are called protozoa and amoebae.
Which is more dangerous? Despite their almost invisibility, small parasites can be extremely dangerous. Microscopic parasites can destroy calcium lining in your bones, eat the myecin lining off your nerve cells (causing breakdown of the brain-nerve connection) and even inhabit the liver, colon and other areas causing major discomforts and problems. The small parasites reproduce by duplicating themselves in a manner similar to bacteria or viral reproduction.
Large parasites, which are the worm type, can usually be seen by the naked eye. Sizes can exceed 15 inches long and normally these worms cannot/do not travel past the digestive tract.
The smaller organisms, the protozoa and amoebas, tend to act like a bacteria by traveling through the blood stream to virtually any part of the body. They reproduce without laying eggs and behave more like an infection in the body than do the larger parasites.
The larger parasites are worms which reproduce by laying eggs. Eggs are left in the intestinal tract, where they cling to the intestinal walls among the feces, and when they hatch, the young feed on the food that we eat and eventually grow into adults. The adults then repeat the process.
The third thing that parasites do is secrete toxins.
Simply put, the secretions from parasites in our bodies are poisons and toxins that our bodies are forced to deal with by increasing the process of detoxification.
Anyone who has experienced food poisoning or dysentery will tell you how debilitating these toxins can be. These are intense and very high levels of toxins being released into the body at once.
On the other end, a chronic parasitic infection that secretes low levels of toxins can eventually create an extremely stressed immune system. When the immune system is stressed over a long period of time, it weakens. When the immune system "goes off line," our bodies become susceptible to infections of other kinds.
This can be extremely dangerous in this day and age because we are more exposed to more viruses than ever before. Also, the viruses are changing and adapting at a very fast rate as are the bacteria, many of which are now resistant to antibiotics and other artificial measures that are used to combat them.
In addition, the antibiotics of today as well as any other drug of tomorrow can have a slightly different than intended effect…again, I will let Dr Andersen explain:
Once you have established that you do have parasites, taking drugs to get rid of them may not always work. This is because a drug will often drive a parasite from one organ of the body to another. It’s like people moving to better climates to make their living conditions more pleasant, or birds flying south for the winter.
So, if we aren't able to combat the rising number of parasitic infections with conventional medicine, it is even more important to understand just how we can go about that process. First, let's look at what parasites do and how we sometimes unknowingly "help" them.
Parasites tend to secrete toxins as they live within the human body, which, when coupled with other toxins (like alcohol, cigarettes, junk food, polluted air, etc) can lead to what is termed by many doctors as "toxic overload." Toxic overload comes about when the four primary cleaning systems of the body have been pushed too far by an overload of toxins in the body.
Within the four cleaning systems, the lungs, kidneys, skin and bowels, there are many types of overload that can occur. As an example, toxins will travel from one system to another as the current system gets overloaded. In toxic bowel syndrome, the excess of toxins in the bowels pass onto the liver and the liver becomes over clogged and the toxins begin to spill into the bloodstream.
This can take a long time or can occur very quickly, depending on how the body and its immune system handles the overload. Parasites have an ability to cause a complete system breakdown, making them one of the most dangerous epidemics facing medicine today.
For the time being, the news isn't going to get much better, I'm afraid. Not only do 80-85% of all American adults have some form of parasite, not only are they hard to diagnose, not only can they cause serious damage internally (and often silently for a long period of time) they also come in many forms. From here, you can read about the different types of parasites, or you can skip to "How Do We Get Parasites?"
Here are a few of the different types of parasitic worms the body can acquire and be plagued by - for more complete and in depth analysis of the types of worms found within the human body (complete with pictures,). The following section is taken from the article "Are you Clear of Parasites?" By Dr Andersen, wherein he cites "The Essentials of Medical Parasitology," by Dr. Thomas J. Brooks.
The fish tapeworm is the largest of the human tapeworms, reaching the length of 33 feet or more. There can be 3,000 to 4,000 segments in one worm. It can produce more than 1,000,000 eggs a day. This type of infestation can cause anemia because of interference with vitamin B12, says Dr. Brooks in his book. Also, the weight challenges of some people can be directly attributed to tapeworms. This is especially true of weight loss programs that don’t work. The person may be hosting a tapeworm which is eating all the food and making the person constantly hungry. Tapeworms can also cause water retention. Besides tapeworms from beet, pork and fish, there is also a type of dog tapeworm you can get when dogs lick your face or hands.
Pinworms are very infectious and can cause a lot of itchiness in the anal area. "The worms deposit their eggs mostly at night, contaminating pajamas and bed linen," writes Dr. Brooks. "The eggs are readily transported through the air, and it is not uncommon to find them in every room of the house....Complications are much more common in women than in men" . Pinworms can also be found in the vulva, uterus and fallopian tubes because the female worm loses her way while trying to return to the anus after depositing her eggs.
Another type of roundworm that can be present in humans is whipworms. These insidious creatures actually inject a digestive fluid which converts the colon tissue into liquid which the worms sucks up. Dr. Norman Stoll, a former worm expert at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, estimated that the roundworm infects about 644 million people in the world. This was in the 1940s and there are no doubt a lot more people infected with roundworm now! Dr. Brooks believes nutritional deficiencies are seen in heavy roundworm infections.
Hookworms bite and suck on the intestinal wall, which can cause bleeding and necrosis (death of the tissue). In severe infections, iron deficiency becomes a therapeutic problem because of all the iron that is lost to the hookworm. Dr. Brooks says that, "hemoglobin levels as low as 15% of normal have been seen in patients with severe, long-standing hookworm disease. One species of hookworm in America is called "Necator Americanus," which means, "American Murderer."
Again, these are just a few types of parasites found within the human body, the list is much more extensive, but these are the most common. So, now we know what parasites do, how they reproduce, what damage they can cause and some of the types we can be infected with.
So, that leaves the thoughts - "how do we catch parasites?" and "how do I get rid of these invaders?" First, let's go over how we catch parasites, and then we can more fully and knowledgeably discuss how to get rid of them.
How Do We Get Parasites?
Parasites can get into your system in many ways, some of them seemingly innocuous enough on their own. Anything from shaking hands to sharing somebody else’s soda can - from kissing (even on the cheek) to intimate sexual contact and believe it or not, you can even pick up parasites by inhaling dust which contains the dried form of these organisms.
You can get parasites from a variety of foods, especially undercooked red meats (and yes, I consider pork to be a "red" meat.) You can get parasites from many strains of water (giardia being the most common form of water borne parasitic infection.) You can even get parasites from unwashed or mishandled lettuce and other vegetables. No one is immune to the scourge of parasites. So, I think you'll agree, parasites are actually fairly easy to "catch."
The really discouraging thing about parasites is that they can not only be hard to get rid of, but also that you can easily be re-infected. Married couples tend to have them together; and when one person is treated for the parasitic infection, they are often re-infected by their spouse.
It is extremely important that both be treated at the same time, and in many cases, the children should be treated along with their parents. Not only that, but it is important to be sure to stay on whatever cleansing program you take for at least the recommended time period and to NOT miss a single dosage. Parasites live because they are tenacious and stealthy - in order to knock them out, we have to be vigilant and perseverant.
So, how do you go about getting rid of parasites? Let's take a look at that process - the best solution we have found is adding Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour to the diet.
Perma-Guard FSF is pure food grade Diatomaceous Earth from a fresh water source and milled to our specifications.
The diatomaceous earth acts as a sort of scrub down of both the large and small intestine, down through the colon. The tiny crystals of ground fossil shells tumble down your GI tract and shred the eggs and existing worms that have taken up residence in your body.
Therefore, when you are on Perma-Guard FSF, you will rarely see worms exiting your body, however, you will feel an improvement after 30-90 days on this system flush. After the "flush" I use 1 teaspoon of Perma-Guard FSF daily for maintenance.
My recommendation is that everyone should use Perma-Guard FSF 90-day parasite cleanse. I often hear the common statement, "I am healthy. I don’t have parasites".
One lady claimed this and I replied, "Everyone has some form of parasites which they may not be aware of. Therefore, if you want to reach the next level of vibrant health, get rid of the parasites". I challenged her and she decided to try the product.
After only two days on the product, she noticed a poking sensation in her lower abdomen and felt a wiggling sensation in one of her legs.
The next day she passed an 8 inch worm and since then, has passed many different sizes and types of parasites.
Remember, most parasites are not noticeable to the human eye. To overcome this major challenge in our society today it is vital that parasites be openly discussed. Given what I know now about Perma-Guard FSF, I am confident that it works and is a safe solution.
I highly recommend this 100% natural, organic food. This product produces results! I personally believe this is one of the greatest contribution to health in the world today.
The Perma-Guard FSF parasite cleanse is a 90-day program with a recommended usage of once or twice annually. Everyone needs this product, whether you have symptoms, or are asymptomatic (meaning you have parasites but no symptoms). My recommendation is, you need this cleansing process to reach your optimum health potential. This product can even be used on your pets! (They sleep and play with your children).
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I took it for 6 months ... nothing. It did not help my hypothyroidism, did not help my psoriasis. I did, however, start losing my hair at a faster rate. Go figure.
NOTHING works the same on everyone. I know quite a few people who have what they call "idiosyncratic reactions" to common pharmaceutical drugs... something that works one way on 95% of the population works the exact opposite on them!
Are you supplementing iodine? Unless you consume a lot of seafood, it's likely you aren't getting sufficient iodine in your diet. Topical application is generally safest, and also gives a good indication of just how deficient you are... if a 2" square spot swabbed onto your arm disappears fairly quickly, you need the stuff.
When I first started using 2% iodine topically, all hints of color would vanish from my skin within 15 minutes. After six months, it took several hours. Interestingly, while all my thyroid blood tests were always "normal", an ultrasound showed "severe inflammation" in my thyroid. One done 2 years after I started supplementing with topical iodine showed no inflammation at all... FWIW
I take D3+K2, Magnesium, a powerful multi-vitamin (Ola Loa) and Super Bio-curcumin right before I leave to go to work in the mornings... May even begin taking Boron later...
Can I add this DE stuff to my morning regime without taking away the benefits from the other stuff I'm presently taking?