Mold Remediation or Hi Tech?

–> If you’ve ever had a flooded basement, a leaky pipe, or a leaky roof.
–> If food tends to mold easily if you leave it on the counter.
–> If you are achy all over and blaming it on “old age”
–> If you are forgetful bordering early Alzheimer’s Disease

There may be hidden mold or other airborne toxins:
VOC’s, formaldehyde, bacteria, viruses, radon, pesticides, fire retardants, carbon monoxide… our air is just not guaranteed to be good. If you have not tested your indoor air quality, you may have a problem.

Some questions that came up during our $40,000 remediation:
How much is enough?
How much is too much?
Will this work?
How am I going to pay for this?

Why are there so many sick buildings?
1.) rising cost of repairs: some people don’t have the money for adequate repairs
2.) unskilled workers: anyone with a hammer can build a house – no education required
3.) increasingly tight houses: rising costs of fuel, insulate more, stagnant air
4.) outdoor air is not good: even with air exchange, outdoor air is getting worse
5.) not enough people know you can safely clean indoor air of all organic toxins

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Why should we be concerned with air quality?
~92% of people worldwide live with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer ~ World Health Organization, September of 2016

~Americans spend over 90% of their time indoors.

Indoor air has 2 to 5 times more pollutants than outdoor air.

~At least 30% of the buildings in the United States experience indoor air quality problems. ~The World Health Organization, 1984

~Indoor air pollution, commonly called sick building syndrome, costs businesses $60 billion annually ~ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

In 2007-2011, my family became so sick from mold that when we found out what was making us sick, we did whatever it took to breathe clean air again. We threw out almost everything we owned and spent a ton of MONEY and TIME on mold remediation.
We were homeless, between motel rooms and tents, for 300 days.

The First Time – We Did Mold Remediation
Collectively, our diagnosis and symptoms were: Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Epstein Barr Virus, Mycoplasma, Babesia, Cysts, Lesions, Asthma, Allergies, walking pneumonia, high liver enzymes, nausea, diarrhea, food allergies, headaches, extreme pain, extreme fatigue, seizures, chest pain, depression, mood swings, temperature dis-regulation, weight gain, weight loss, memory loss, dizziness, tinnitus and acne.

We left and took nothing with us.  We practiced extreme avoidance.  Everything was in Ziploc bags and we took very little.  We threw a lot of our stuff out.  We tried to save some stuff by cleaning with various mixtures made for mold.
Here is a detailed blog on what we did to get out and not take the mold with us.

The only thing I found that was working to clean clothes and the few non-porous things we took with us was ammonia.  So, we stuck with ammonia for the remediation.

We owned a home we could not live in.  And so, we lived in tents, motel rooms and my husband worked on the house that made us sick. I did the research on what to do, and he did the work.

We were sick.  Camping and living in hotel rooms is not “fun” when you are sick, the kids are sick and the dog is sick. We had to do it because we could not find a safe place to rent.

We looked at dozens of homes and apartments.  And I got sick at ALL of them.

A 1984 World Health Organization Committee
report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and
remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject
of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality

He threw out three quarters of what we owned and ripped the house down to studs.

It was financially and emotionally gut-wrenching. Never-mind how sick we were. Try being homeless when you are sick. It’s almost too much to bear.

Mold remediation was difficult and expensive.

The whole house had to be decontaminated.  This was the system that worked for us.
1.) Ozone blast- which means you have to get all people, plants and pets out of the house because ozone, at the levels you need to kill mold will also kill anything living.
2.) Clean every surface with ammonia and cotton rags – wear mask & gloves
3.) HEPA vacuum

Here are the details of how we did Mold Remediation back in 2011-2012.

It took over 10 months, and over $40,000.  Finally, we were not getting sick in the house anymore.

We moved back in.
We continued to practice “extreme avoidance”  by bagging up all papers and throwing things out or banishing things to the porch or back to the storage unit if they made us sick.

We went back to the 3 step system if I started feeling sick.  Ozone. Ammonia. HEPA.

We were constantly cleaning.

I had to hire someone to do deep cleaning once a week.

We did a HERTSMI test every 6 months or so. For the first 2 1/2 years after the first remediation our HERTSMI’s were a 4 or a 6 – consistently low and enough to keep me feeling our house was fairly safe.  Anything under a 12 is considered safe for most people.

Mold Remediation Has NO GUARANTEE
If you are not testing for toxic mold, you will not know if you have it. I recommend doing the HERTSMI every 6 months… whether you think you have a problem or not!

August, 2014, 31 months after we moved back into our home, our HERTSMI score was a 20.
(anything over 12 is NOT SAFE)

I didn’t want to lose all my stuff again.

I didn’t want to be homeless again.

I didn’t have the money to do another remediation!

I found this testimony of Bill and Ruth Pillings using Hi Tech Air reactors. They had a flood and the mold inspector told them they had to replace the walls. They decided not to. They got Hi Tech. They had mold testing done at their house for a year after and the levels were very close to zero. Listen to them tell the story. 🙂

We Were Getting Sick – Something Had to Be Done!

I remember thinking, “If they can put one of these machines in their house after a flood and they can feel better and the mold can actually disappear… maybe this thing will work?”

Then, I clicked on the name, Ray Robison, which brought me to a page with all the videos Ray Robison uploaded to youtube – and they were all about this machine that was getting rid of mold and pet odors.  One of them was an “Environmental Expert” named Dick Lee who teaches at the college level. He said he saw mold counts and formaldehyde levels go down dramatically.

There was not a company name or a link to any website from those youtube videos — so I had to do my research.  I found out Ray Robison owned a company called Hi Tech Air Solutions out of Moore, Oklahoma.

I got Ray’s phone number off the website and gave him a call.  I told him about our situation and asked him if he thought his machines could help me.

He said, “Yes. – without a doubt”

From August 2014 to November 2014, I researched and asked around to people I knew who had been sick from mold.  No one I knew in the mold community had ever tried a Hi Tech air reactor. I called Ray a couple of more times. He was very helpful answering questions.

I was devastated.  I was frightened.  I did not want to have to leave my home and go live in a tent again.  If I was going to live in a tent I wasn’t doing it in upstate New York again.  Too cold.  I had just spent 3 months on Kauai and my two oldest daughters are living there.

I told my husband, we either get one of these machines or I’m flying back to Kauai and I will camp on the beach, stay with my daughter or stay with friends until I find a place.  The weather is beautiful all the time and I felt great when I was staying in Kapaa.

Then, I went one step further.

I told him we had to buy a machine for my parents.

Here was my thinking: If this does work, I want to help my parents too.  And I want to be able to visit them again.  My mom had been very sick and I could not go into their house without getting very, very sick.

I bought 2 Model 101’s.  With the feeling that these were going to work… but if they didn’t, I could send them back.

There was a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

So, I was still doubting.  But extremely hopeful.

I remember the night they arrived.  The tracking number said they would be arrive Wednesday, November 19th – the day after my birthday.  I had a class to teach online at 7pm and I was not feeling good from the mold in my home.  I couldn’t wait for those machines to get here.

The UPS driver got here at 6:40 – I had already called UPS at 5:00 because the package had not gotten here and they explained that they deliver until 7pm and my packages were out for delivery.  I met the UPS driver at the truck.  I wanted my machines!

The Second Time – We Got Hi Tech
We had some of the symptoms coming back: brain fog, nausea, and fatigue.

Our HERTSMI was at 20 in August.

In November of 2014 – we got a Hi Tech air reactor, installed the bulbs, plugged it in and turned the Hi Tech air reactor on.

healthy personThat was the first day of the rest of my life.  We have been breathing cleaner air ever since.  I felt better almost immediately and definitely felt better when I was in the room with the machine for the first few weeks.

Now, I can be any where in my house and the air just feels clean and light.

Our follow up HERTSMI was a 6 – down 14 points.

If somebody comes over from a mold house or brings moldy things in the machine cleans the stuff that comes into the house.  I might feel an initial reaction to mold and other toxins on stuff… but the machine cleans it up.

I travel with Hi Tech and I clean my car with Hi Tech.

I can shop at thrift stores again and the machine cleans the moldy smell off stuff.

I have saved books, artwork, photos, clothes, papers and so much more.

When the Hi Tech 101 helped me so much, I called up Ray, the owner of the company and I said, “I’m going to tell people about these.”

And Ray said, “Then, I’m going to pay you.”

You don’t have to worry about me just telling you about something because I might get a commission. I know it’s instinct to not trust someone’s opinion because they might be just trying to sell something. There is no way I could ever tell you something works if it didn’t work. How could I ever make up such a story?

Money Back GuaranteeAnyway, the company has a money back guarantee. A company just could not offer a money back guarantee if the product didn’t work!

The money back guarantee was one of the biggest reasons I bought a Hi Tech Air Reactor.  If you have any doubt whether or not this could work, the money back guarantee should seal the deal.

I am thrilled every time someone gets to experience clean air the way I have been able to enjoy clean air.  I think every school, library, public building and home should be properly sized for clean air with Hi Tech Air Solutions.

Contact me to Get a Size Estimate for Your Home or Commerial Building.

Because of Hi Tech:

Many people are able to live and work in safe buildings, not sick buildings
Many people have started to heal from chronic illness because they are no longer being poisoned by their air.

It gives me great joy to see people be helped by Hi Tech!

No one should ever have to throw their stuff away and be homeless.

I have a friend who threw her stuff away 5 times over 15 years.  I gave her a Hi Tech 101 and now she and her daughter will never have to throw their stuff out and be homeless again.

Plug it in and Breathe!!!

Every building has some mold or other types of indoor air pollution. Hi Tech can always improve the quality of your indoor air.

Sometimes I recommend some repairs/remediation and Hi Tech.

Never, would I recommend mold remediation only without getting Hi Tech.

Mold remediation has no guarantee. Hi Tech has a guarantee.

You decide.


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Mold Remediation Steps

We moved out of our house on April 16th, 2011. Spore counts of mold (especially stachybotrys) were very high and our Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) was 20.3. [This translates to a 32 on the HERTSMI-2 scorecard] We also had aspergillus, cladosporium and wallemia sebi. It took a long time to get our house to where we could live in it without getting sick. We moved back in on February 10th, 2012.Here are our remediation steps:

Step 1. – empty the house of all belongings. The only things we left were appliances and built in cabinets. Even those we moved, cleaned inside and out, and decided whether they could be kept.

Step 2. Rip out any building materials that have a hint of mold on them. Growing or standing. We rented a dumpster that would be taken out of town and burned.

Step 3. Clean everything. We used many cleaners in our process. Some had no effect and I would call them useless. It took 10 months to get it to the point where I was not getting sick in the house anymore. This is by far the most time consuming step.

It helps if you have become sensitive to mold. You can become the tester. That was what I did. “Nope. Still can’t live here… clean some more.” My poor husband. Those of you who know Mike, know he worked hard on making our house livable for me and the kids. He probably could have lived there through the entire process, but we couldn’t. My son and I had gotten very sick in that house and from now on we have to be very careful we are not living in sick buildings.

We did decide that a mixture of 50/50 ammonia to water was the best cleaning solution. Giving the best results after cleaning. I still use ammonia and water for cleaning… luckily for me, I don’t react to ammonia. Some do. Some become very sensitive after mold exposure or other environmental toxic exposures. They develop sever Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and react to everything. Since the mold exposure, I have problems with lotions, hairspray, perfume, make-up, candles, deodorants and probably more… but I am fine with most plastics, cleaning products and most fabrics.

The most helpful tools were the MaxBlaster ozone blaster, a RIGID shop HEPA vacuum, then later the Miele canister HEPA vacuum and a garden sprayer that we kept filled with our ammonia mixture. The ozone blaster has to be on a timer so it shuts off automatically. When no one is going to be in the house for a day or so… run ozone for 12 hours and let it sit for 4 or more hours after to let the O3 turn back to O2. It kills mold, bacteria and viruses… and believe me if you have mold, you probably have bacteria and viruses too! When they say ‘sick building’, that’s what you have.

Ozone blast, clean everything with ammonia, HEPA vacuum, repeat. When the house starts to get cleaner… I was able to pinpoint trouble spots in the home. Concentrate on cleaning that area until you no longer react to it. Sometimes I would get sick from cleaning and I had to take time off… or wait until my husband did it. When we were close to done with the house, I was still reacting to the refrigerator, the stove, the microwave, the dishwasher… some we cleaned, some we got rid of… some we replaced. We had to decide based on how easy they were to get into and clean.

Step 4. Put it back together using the most environmentally friendly products we could afford. Vermont Naturals Polyurethane is my best friend. If something wood that I LOVE is still making me sick… I have been putting Vermont Naturals on it… and it seems to be working for me. Some things are just too emotional to get rid of… like my hope chest, and my grandfather’s cedar bedroom furniture… Not all wood needs a coat of poly… but some does. This is how I am dealing, not sure it is ‘approved’ for mold encapsulation on wood, but it works for me.

Only bring one item into the house at a time so that you can tell what (if anything) is making you sick. I bought three new mattresses and had to take one donated mattress. I had to cover that with mattress covers but we can live with it until we can afford to buy a new one. Thankfully, I am not reacting to plastics or fabrics and I have been able to buy new bedding and couches without being overly careful.

When we went furniture shopping, I was super in tune to whether the place we were shopping for furniture made me react. We spent 4 hours in Huck Finn’s Warehouse in Albany, NY… and I felt sure that they didn’t have any mold. We bought a floor model… and I sniffed it. INHALE BIG. I have to live with this furniture! CAN I?

We started moving things into the house on February 1st. We didn’t move in (sleep there) until February 10th, 2012. It’s March 2nd and I am still feeling fine in the house. Everything in the house is new. We have 2 storage units full of stuff that I cannot go near, nor will I allow it in my house.

Some notes:
My husband wore full hazmat suit when he was ripping out moldy building materials. The mask he used was a Moldex 9000 and we got the hazmat suits from the same company.

We used plastic to close off rooms once they were cleaned and we worked our way through the house, cleaning methodically.

If there were an isolated room with mold, that room should be plastic-ed off from the rest of the house so as not to cross contaminate.

The guidelines we used for mold remediation were the ones that were written for asbestos clean up. Although mold is not regulated like asbestos is… it is quite dangerous and should be treated as the bio-hazard that it is.


latest updatesIn July/August of 2014, I started to get sick in my home again. No new leaks, just not feeling well and not getting any better so I did HERTSMI and it came out to be very high.

I found and purchased a machine that eradicates mold and mycotoxins and I am feeling good in my home again – here is a blog I wrote with the before and after test results.
Hi Tech Air Reactor – Before and After Testing with Mycometrics – HERTSMI – ERMI

Hi Tech Video Testimonies

If you decide to purchase a Hi Tech Air Reactor, there is a 30 Day money back guarantee. The reason the company can offer this guarantee is because it works!  

If you have any questions, or you need help with your own toxic home or building, email me through this contact page  or through the “Free 1 on 1 Consultation” tab in the lower right corner of this website.   If what we went through can help you in any way, I want to make your journey through mold easier.

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Testing for Mold in the Body

There are a few tests we ask for when going to the doctor’s.

And actually, a quick check is just C4a and TGF-Beta1.  These were always covered by our insurance until insurance stopped covering EVERYTHING and became basically out of pocket because the deductibles are so high… and the doctors I see don’t take insurance anyway… but that’s another story.  🙂

For the details on these tests – go to the source Surviving Mold and look under Diagnosis->Lab Tests and Lab Orders.

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Accentuate the Positive

Even when I am not feeling my best, I try to stay positive.

As someone who is sensitive to the environment… it’s not always easy.

sick buildingsWe are sensitive to toxins in the air.

We get sick in places others might not realize are sick buildings. The toxins hit hard and we have symptoms flare. For me, it is swelling tongue and throat… runny nose, headache, brain fog, diarrhea, and more…

If I test a building I got sick in, it will be toxic. If I go back to that building again without someone doing something to improve the air and reduce the toxins people breathe inside that building, I will get sick every time I go to that building.

I am the canary in the coalmine. I get sick first. Others are getting sick. They just don’t feel it the same way I do. Have you ever gone home from a place and had an “unexplainable” headache? Or have you “caught” the flu.

Toxins in the air.

There are places I want to go… but they are toxic to me.

An outing to the wrong building can turn into a week of recovery. I’m working on my health and recovery.

Detox.

Focus on the good. Stay positive.

Strive for clean air everywhere.

I am grateful that I have a home with clean air where I can recover
I am grateful that many people are learning that indoor air quality matters.

I help people get clean air. For real. Not filtered air.  Clean air.

There is always so much good to focus on. 🙂

There is always hope.

Accentuate the positive.

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7 Steps to Detox Your Home and Body

Step 1: Lungs and Nose

breathe clean air

Breathe Fresh & Clean Air

Indoor air can be made toxic by every paint, adhesive, carpet, upholstery, manufactured wood product, copy machine, pesticide, perfume, nail polish, hair spray, dryer sheets and cleaning agent.

Other things that can be in our air: cigarette smoke, second hand smoke, gas and wood biproducts, some light bulbs can leak mercury, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, VOCs, toxic mold, mycotoxins, bacteria, viruses and pollen.

The average adult at rest inhales and exhales something like 7 or 8 liters of air per minute. That totals about like 11,000 liters of air in a day.

In 1984, the World Health Organization estimated that 30% of new and remodeled buildings worldwide have significant indoor air quality problems. In 1995, the EPA said 50% of schools had poor air inside the buildings.

Clean indoor air is step one. My son was sick for a year. We tried the pharmaceutical route, treating Lyme and coinfections with antibiotics. Nothing was working. He only got worse. He was getting sicker by the day and no doctor could tell us why.

After 9 months and many failed doctor’s visits, we discovered, it was our indoor air in our own home.

We tested, using a combination of dust and air testing and found out that we were living in toxic mold.

We couldn’t see it, we couldn’t smell it.

My son was very sick. Seizures, throwing up, passing out, massive weight loss and and MRI showed lesions on the brain. He tested positive for Lyme, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, EBV, Babesia, strep and more. But an infectious disease doctor wanted to admit him to the hospital for “depression.” Over my dead body. He was TEN years old – he was NOT depressed BEFORE he got sick. Sure he looked sad. He was SICK.

I was not well either. I had been throwing up daily for almost FOUR YEARS and not one doctor had found a cause. Over 20 years, I had been diagnosed with multiple bogus “diseases” – fibromyalgia, bulimia, cysts on my ovaries, chronic reactive arthritis and finally, when I was throwing up every 3 minutes – sphincter of oddi – a rare phenomenon where surgery is only 50/50.

Between my son and I, we had seen dozens of doctors and not one had mentioned that our air might be making us sick.

My daughter had allergies and asthma… she had it since birth… and it was SEVERE. She was on 4 medications and hospitalized 1-2 times a year on average. You would think the asthma doctor would say – test your air. No. It’s hereditary – when we moved out – she got better with natural treatments and got OFF all FIVE of her medications.

The most popular diagnosis was “It’s All in Your Head.” We had seen gastroenterologists, internal medicine doctors, infectious disease doctors, dermatologists, neurologists, kinesiologists, pulmonologists and Lyme Literate Doctors.

Never ONCE — did anyone SUGGEST — to TEST THE AIR! As a matter of fact – the I called the health department on 3 separate occasions looking for help because I was sure we were sick from our environment because my dog had similar symptoms as my son (seizures, throwing up and not able to walk).

Our bad indoor air quality was literally killing us. Now I know, there are simple air quality tests every home owner, land owner and building owner should do if anyone is sick. There are simple blood tests every sick person should do if they suspect indoor air quality to be making them sick.

We have tested hundreds of homes since then and very few are safe to live in! The only homes I know of that are safe are pro-actively purifying their air. Furnace filters, HEPA filters, UV and air exchange are not enough these days. Every home is constantly being exposed to outdoor air, bacteria, fungi, viruses and even VOC’s and formaldehyde.

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When we were made sick by toxic mold, it took us over 4 years to figure out the air in our home was making us sick. We were living in mold in another building before that. Mold illness and all toxin build-up in the body is cumulative and can appear like sudden illness.

By the time we figured out our air was toxic, we were thoroughly poisoned.

We did a remediation – and are able to live without fear of mold and other indoor air contaminants.

Did you know that in 1999, Mayo Clinic did a study that says 9% of sinus infections are fungal related? Why in the heck to most doctors prescribe antibiotics for something fungal related?

In 2011, when we first figured out mold was making us sick, one of my favorite doctors did a phone conference where he said a netipot with baking soda, sea salt and xylitol was clearing mold in the nose better than some prescriptions.

We also used natural antifungals in a nebulizer. For more on clearing the nose and lungs of toxic mold – see this post: Allergies and Asthma Disappear

Step 2: Blood, Nasal & Breathing

This is symptom relief time. We are starting with basics.

Sop up circulating toxins with binders. If you are not feeling good – it’s likely you have toxins circulating in your blood. My favorite binders are powdered zeolite, Great Plains Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal. Take binders 2 hours away from food or supplements because not only do they mop up the bad stuff, but they will steal the nutrients from food and supplements too.

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water! Put some lemon or baking soda in your water (depending on your pH)

If you have ever had sinus infections or you are prone to headaches – you should clear your nasal passages using a neti pot or some other nasal irrigation. If you skip this step, you may continue to re-infect yourself with whatever you have stuck up there. If you are sick from indoor air pollution – assume you have to clear the nose! You breathe, don’t you?

If you are having trouble breathing, clear the lungs. If you feel there is a breathing problem, find something natural to nebulize. I have nebulized several natural things: baking soda, sea salt, Argentyn 23, grapefruit seed extract, and xylitol. If you are nebulizing a powder, mix it with purified or distilled water. 🙂

Step 3: Kidneys

In order for the body to be able to clear these toxins through urine, the kidneys need to be working. If you have frequent UTI’s, trouble urinating or you have lower back pain, you need to work on your kidneys. I like Solidago #5 for this – it is a liquid that you add to water. Start slow and ramp up. Start with one drop in 8 oz of water and work your way up (as tolerated) to 100 drops per day.

  • Stinging Nettle Tea
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Lemon Water
  • Juicing
  • Coconut Water
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Hulda Clark Kidney Cleanse

Step 4: Liver

I had right side pain just below the rib cage, high ALT and AST which are part of the liver panel… so my liver was clogged. The pain and the testing confirmed there was a problem.

LiverLife by BioRay Natural was a great tool for us when we were very toxic. We had to start very slow 1/2 drop in 8 ounces of water and sip slowly. When there was no change in symptoms from this low dosage we ramped up slowly until we could tolerate 30 drops, twice daily with no discomfort.

Once I was able to do a full 30 drops of LiverLife, I did the Hulda Clark Liver Cleanse

Step 5: Gut – Stomach

Many of us have low HCL – a good way to test this is to perform this test: mix one quarter teaspoon of baking soda in eight ounces of cold water, first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking anything except water. Drink the baking soda solution. Time how long it takes to belch. Time up to five minutes. If you have not belched within five minutes stop timing anyway.

If your stomach is producing adequate amounts of hydrochloric acid you should probably belch within two to three minutes. Early and repeated belching may be due to excessive stomach acid. Belching results from the acid and baking soda reacting to form carbon dioxide gas.” ~ Dr. Debe

We supplemented anywhere from 1-5 Betaine HCL capsules after each meal.
Sometimes, we would take digestive enzymes 30 minutes before meals.

Probiotics are another way to help the gut — especially if you have ever taken antibiotics in the past. Antibiotics strip our guts of the good bacteria that helps us digest food. When purchasing probiotics, it is best to get a probiotic that needs refrigeration as these are live. We have used VSL-DS for a long time – avaiable by prescription only.

Step 6: Intestines – Large and Small

I did coffee enemas 3-5 times a week for over a year. If you are going to do this, I suggest getting a stainless steel enema kit. My body was overburdened with a poisoning from a toxic mold house and I was sensitive to everything and I felt better after a CE – so there was an immediate reward.

The intestines are damaged and in need of repair if you have ever eaten non orgainic food. GMO foods are designed to explode bugs — and they are blowing holes in our intestines and causing leaky gut. I found a supplement that is helping to heal the intestines – it is called – Oxy-Powder. It was developed for use with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Step 7: Brain

Last, but not least, we worked on detoxing the brain. Detoxing the brain can be difficult and potentially dangerous because we don’t want to stir up toxins and recirculate or add toxins to the already burdened brain. Our liver and our brain are our 2 fattiest organs and toxins love to store themselves in fat!

Brain fog and memory problems were some of the worst symptoms I got from toxic overload. Detoxing will clear the body and clear the mind. There are only certain supplements that will cross the blood brain barrier and great care should be taken when using these supplements.

I suggest you read “Amalgam Illness” by Andrew Hall Cutler and follow the round the clock oral chelation detox protocol he outlines in that book. DMSA and ALA are the two chelators — but there are other supplements you need to be taking and specific instructions for taking these supplements.

I have written a couple other blogs where I talk about “Amalgam Illness” and go into details of where to buy the book and receive online support. Mercury Poisoning Detox & Amalgams (silver fillings) and Mercury

If Someone is Not Getting Well With Lyme Disease Treatment – consider heavy metals – this blog goes into detail on a sauna detox and also a round the clock oral chelation detox we did and it helped us to get well.

One thing, I am not sure if I ever blogged about is Hydergine or Ergoloid Mesylates. This is a Nootropic that protects the brain, lifts symptoms of depression and helps with memory and brain function. My son and I both took this while we were detoxing heavy metals and other toxins from the brain and it boosted our mood and our intelligence. 🙂

You may be able to get a friendly doctor to write you a prescription for Hydergine and make sure you know the other name for it is Ergoloid Mesylates because I can’t remember which one our doctor found it under. It is an Alzheimer’s drug – so make sure you tell them you have symptoms that are similar to Alzheimer’s. I know when we were suffering with severe poisoning from environmental toxins, the brain symptoms were the worst symptoms and they were very similar to dementia.

Is the Order Absolute?

This worked for us – so of course I think it is the best way. Some things were done in this order for reasons that made sense to us at the time. Stop the poisoning, allow the body to detox.

My way is not the only way.

We did do mostly natural treatments and much better because of it.

We could always be healthier. Now that I know about health, I am always working on my own!

We did so much more than just what is on this page! Do what makes you feel best. Consult with a doctor if you have one. If you don’t have a doctor you can trust, don’t let that stop you from healing! We did not have a doctor most of the time… and we still took steps to get well!

Keep focusing on the fact that you are healing. Don’t focus on the sickness. Don’t ever own the symptoms. Don’t say, “my migraine”, “my MS” or “my Lyme Disease”… you are fearfully and wonderfully made and if you are open to healing you will be whole and healthy.

The book, “The Science of Being Well” is available free on Amazon and I found it very helpful in training the brain to allow the body to be healthy.

More Info:

Healing Naturally from Chronic Illness

Coming Soon:

Herbs for Lyme Disease and Coinfections

Sauna Detox: Clear Body, Clear Mind

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