Archive for August, 2010

Making Life Simpler

Haven’t we made life into a fast paced, an over abundant chaos? We need to go back to the basics and enjoy who we are, what we have and love our family. We have become a world of want, need and greed.

Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Robert Bateman


We have become addicted to newness, bigness, freedom and mobility. All of these things are pleasant and useful in moderation but we, like alcoholics, can’t seem to get enough. We are on a binge that is carrying our society into chaos. Hand-in-hand with this is our addiction to consumer products and commercial television. An addict becomes so deeply hooked that he loses his common sense and his humanity. Our society is increasingly showing similar symptoms. Like an alcoholic we must face the root of our problem and admit that we are addicts

Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

 Are you sure it’s Fibromyalgia?

If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I have come across a couple of articles that you need to be aware of if you suffer with this mysterious illness that has no explanation. 

There are other illnesses that can actually be misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia or Fibromyalgia can be caused from.

The first article shows that Endometriosis can cause Fibromyalgia.
Please read below.

I have listed some highlights below but you can read the full article at:

As Endometriosis develops, a woman’s immune system becomes more and more impaired and this leads to further health problems. Due to increased research, as well as surveys of Endometriosis patients, it is now becoming clear that women with this disease are susceptible to other serious health problems including:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (100 times more common in women with endometriosis)
  • ME Hypothyroidism – under-active Thyroid gland (7 times more common in women with endometriosis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

If you do have endometriosis here are some studies. Even if you don’t need to read this. You can check out the full article below but I have included some that are relevant to our situation:


The Dioxin and Endometriosis Studies

The following 18 studies indicate a possible link between dioxin

exposure and the development of endometriosis, just as the previous
section found links for PCB exposure. Certain PCBs are dioxin-like. In addition,
PCB mixtures are often contaminated with dioxins. See PCBs, Dioxins,
Furans and Mercury — They Travel Together.

Study #1 – endometriosis is directly linked to dioxin exposure, and dose-dependent

Study #2 – endocrine disruptors are implicated in endometriosis

Study #3 – dioxin or dioxin-like compounds (certain PCB’s) are associated with endometriosis

Study #4 – endometriosis increases in female offspring of dioxin-fed mothers, dioxin increases the size of endometriotic lesions

Study #5 – dioxin increases the incidence and severerity of endometriosis human rates of endometriosis have increased during the last decades. Dioxins are a family of chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons that are produced during combustion processes in the presence of a chlorine donor and as by-products of the chlorine-processing chemical industries.

Study #6 – the dioxin margin of safety is insufficient to protect against endometriosis

Study #7 – dioxin is correlated with an increased incidence of Endometriosis


See the full article for all case studies, I think the point was made here. 

So what the heck are dioxins, where do they come from and how can we avoid them? I did some further research to find out how we can avoid these dioxins. My Mother died of breast cancer and suffered major gynaecological problems so I was probably like the baby in study #4.

Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds (DLC)
– are by-products of various industrial processes

– commonly regarded as highly toxic compounds that are environmental pollutants and persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

They include:

  • Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), or simply dioxins, technically a
    derivative of dibenzodioxin 
  • Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), or simply furans, technically a
    derivative of dibenzofurans. Whilst they strictly speaking are not dioxins,
    they have dioxin-like properties
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which also strictly speaking are not
    dioxins, but some have “dioxin-like” properties. They can under certain
    conditions form from the more toxic dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans through
    partial oxidation
  • Finally, it may refer to Dioxin (chemical), the basic chemical unit of the
    more complex dioxins

According to the Agency of Toxic Substances & Disease Registry:

– dioxins are not intentionally produced and have no known use
– they are the by-products of various industrial processes (i.e., bleaching paper
pulp, and chemical and pesticide manufacture) and combustion activities (i.e., burning household trash, forest fires, and waste incineration)
– the defoliant Agent Orange, used during the VietnamWar, contained dioxins. 
– Dioxins are found at low levels throughout the world in air, soil, water, sediment, and in foods such as meats, dairy, fish, and shellfish
– the highest levels of dioxins are usually found in soil, sediment and in fatty tissues of animals- much lower levels are found in air and water


Dioxins are produced as by-products of incomplete combustion and some chemical processes, including natural ones. General sources of exposure

Dioxins enter the physical environment by release during:

  • Combustion
  • Metal smelting and refining
  • Manufacturing of chlorinated chemicals
  • Paper bleaching
  • Natural biological and photochemical processes
  • Mobilization from environmental reservoirs (e.g., stirred sediments)

Specific sources and routes of exposure

Exposure through diet

The major sources of human exposure (96%) are

  • Animal fats found in meats
  • Full fat dairy products
  • Fatty fish (herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout, tuna)

Exposure through air

  • Breathing incineration gases released from medical, municipal, and
    hazardous waste incinerators.
  • Breathing gases released by industrial processes from paper mills,
    cement kilns, and metal smelters.

Exposure through occupation

People who perform the following types of work can be exposed to dioxins:

  • Production and handling of certain chlorinated phenols (such as 2,4,5-trichlorophenol or pentachlorophenol (PCP)
  • Production or handling of chlorinated pesticides, such as 2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2-4-D) and other herbicides
  • Chlorinated pesticide application
  • Pressure treatment of wood with PCP and handling of PCP treated wood
  • Production of chlorinated paper at pulp and paper mills
  • Operation of municipal solid waste or hazardous waste incinerators
  • Hazardous waste clean-up operations

Accidental exposure Rare cases of high level exposures through industrial accidents such as occurred in Seveso, Italy.

Exposure from waste sites Potential chronic low level exposure by living next to a hazardous waste site containing dioxins. Currently, in the United States, there are 126 Superfund sites (with a completed exposure pathway) contaminated with dioxins.

Intentional Toxic Equivalent Factors (ITEF) for the dioxin congeners of concern (NATO/CCMS)

Do dioxins cause cancer?

Yes. The EPA report confirmed that dioxins are a cancer hazard to people. In 1997, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — part of the World Health Organization – published their research into dioxins and furans and announced on February 14, 1997, that the most potent dioxin, 2,3,7,8-TCDD, is a now considered a Group 1 carcinogen, meaning a “known human carcinogen.”

Also, in January 2001, the U.S. National Toxicology Program upgraded 2,3,7,8-TCDD from “Reasonable Anticipated to be a Human Carcinogen” to “Known to be a Human Carcinogen.” See their reports on dioxins and furans from their most recent
11th Report
on Carcinogens

Finally, a 2003 re-analysis of the cancer risk from dioxin reaffirmed that there is no known “safe dose” or “threshold” below which dioxin will not cause cancer. July 2002 study shows dioxin to be related to increased incidence of breast cancer.

(there you go mom)

What other health problems are linked to dioxin exposure?

– cancer

– dioxins can cause severe reproductive and developmental problems (at levels 100 times lower than those associated with its cancer causing effects)

– well known for its ability to damage the immune system and interfere with hormonal systems

Dioxin exposure has been linked to:

  • – birth defects
  • – inability to maintain pregnancy (my mother had about 6 miscarriages)
  • – decreased fertility
  • – reduced sperm counts
  • – endometriosis
  • – diabetes
  • – learning disabilities
  • – immune system suppression
  • – lung problems
  • – skin disorders
  • – lowered testosterone levels and much more.


For a detailed list of health problems related to dioxin, read the People’s Report on Dioxin.

How are we exposed to dioxin?

The major sources of dioxin are in our diet. Since dioxin is fat-soluble, it bio-accumulates, climbing up the food chain. 

  • A North American eating a typical North American diet will receive 93% of their dioxin exposure from meat and dairy products
    (23% is from milk and dairy alone; the other large sources of exposure are beef, fish, pork, poultry and eggs).
  • In fish, these toxins bio-accumulate up the food chain so that dioxin levels in fish are 100,000 times that of the surrounding environment.
  • The best way to avoid dioxin exposure is to reduce or eliminate your consumption of meat and dairy products by adopting a vegan diet. 
  • According to a May 2001 study of dioxin in foods, “The category with the lowest [dioxin] level was a simulated vegan diet, with 0.09 ppt…. Blood dioxin levels in pure vegans have also been found to be very low in comparison with the general population, indicating a lower contribution of these foods to human dioxin body burden.”
  • In EPA’s dioxin report, they refer to dioxin as hydrophobic (water fearing) and lipophilic (fat-loving). This means that dioxin, when it settles on water bodies, will rapidly accumulate in fish rather than remain in the water. The same goes for other wildlife. Dioxin works its way to the top of the food chain.
    Men have no ways to get rid of dioxin other than letting it break down
    according to its chemical half-lives. Women, on the other hand, have two ways
    which it can exit their bodies:
  • It crosses the placenta… into the growing infant;
  • It is present in the fatty breast milk, which is also a route of
    exposure which doses the infant, making breast-feeding for
    non-vegan/vegetarian mothers quite hazardous.

If you’re eating the typical North American diet, this is where you are getting
your dioxins from:



Dioxin  Exposure Chart

Chart from EPA Dioxin Reassessment Summary 4/94

– Vol. 1, p. 37 (Figure II-5. Background TEQ exposures for North America by pathway)

[A TEQ is a dioxin Toxic EQuivalent, calculated by looking at all toxic dioxins 
and furans and
measuring them in terms of the most toxic form of dioxin, 

This means that some dioxins/furans might only count as half a TEQ if it’s half
as toxic as 2,3,7,8-TCDD.]

Dioxin  Levels in Food




from May 2001 study by Arnold Schecter et. al., Journal of Toxicology and Environmental
Health, Part A, 63:1–18]

Note: freshwater fish were farm-raised on a diet of meat, which is why
they show the highest dioxin levels in this study.

For more information on dioxin in the food supply…

Other diseases that mimic Fibromyalgia 

MSG and Aspartame poisoning can also mimic Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Lupus among other illnesses. My advice is to eliminate Aspartame and MSG out of your diet to see if your symptoms go away.

See article on MSG and Aspartame or sign up for more info.

One more study I will have to dig out is celiac disease as also being misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia. Celiac disease is a medical condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestines is damaged by a substance called gluten. This results in the inability  of the body to absorb nutrients: proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health.
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Aspartame & MSG Side Effect & Nick Names For These Chemicals

With my experience, food has a lot to do with pain. If your Fibromyalgia or chronic illness is affecting your digestion you should consider having a good look at what you are eating. What I have found is the best place to start is with taking out anything with MSG and Aspartame in it. They are lacing everything now with these two once unapproved drugs. They really are drugs and/or chemicals not food.


92 different side effects reported:

FDA Side Effects*&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&entqr=3&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&ud=1&site=FDAgov&btnG=Search

What the heck is Aspartame anyways?

Aspartame is:


Equal Spoonful



Since the patent on it has now expired it likely will come on the market under many different names.

Aspartame is made of 3 components

  • 50% phenylalanine
  • 40% aspartic acid
  • 10% methanol (wood alcohol).

In the body methanol breaks down into formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid.

European Common Market – Aspartame is banned for all children’s products.

Why is this not the case in Canada and the U.S. because Monsanto – which owns the NutraSweet Company which manufactures Aspartame – pays off the FDA, the American Medical Association, The American Dietetic and Diabetic Associations, Congressmen and Senators and virtually anyone who gets in the way, and in other countries too. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation caught them red handed and aired a program where Monsanto was trying to bribe Canadian Doctors at Health Canada.

Is Aspartame causing some of your health problems?

There is a very simple way to ascertain whether or not this poisonous drug is causing your problem(s).

  • Stop ALL intake of Aspartame (anything with Monsanto’s NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Benevia, NutraTaste) in it.
  • READ LABELS. Have your pharmacist check all your medications, Aspartame is in many drugs. This poison is in over 9000 items including most Children’s Vitamins, Children’s Tylenol, Alka Seltzer, Toothpastes, Metamucil etc.. Often it is only mentioned on the paper inside the carton.

Aspartame contains METHANOL, a serious metabolic poison. Your body converts it to formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid (ant sting poison) both of which attack your central nervous system and every organ of your body.

The silent killer. Please take the time to go read the full article:

How can we know what foods or products it is in?

Beware – Aspartame Has Been Renamed ‘AminoSweet

‘And is now being marketed as a ‘natural’ sweetener!
By Ethan Huff
Citizen Journalist


Hidden Names & Symptoms of MSG Poisoning

Foods ALWAYS contain MSG when these words are on the label

  • MSG
  • Gelatin
  • Calcium Caseinate
  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  • Textured Protein
  • Monopotassium Glutamate
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
  • Yeast Extract
  • Glutamate
  • Autolyzed Plant Protein
  • Yeast Food or Nutrient
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Autolyzed Yeast

Foods made with the following products often contain MSG

  • Annatto
  • Flavoring Seasonings (Most assume this means salt pepper or spices & herbs which it sometimes is)
  • Protein fortified anything
  • Anything enriched or vitamin enriched
  • Flowing Agents
  • Protein Fortified Milk
  • Barley Malt
  • Gums
  • Reaction Flavours
  • Bouillon
  • Lipolyzed butter fat
  • Rice or Brown Rice, Syrup
  • Broth
  • Low or No Fat items
  • Soy Protein
  • Carmel Flavoring (coloring)
  • Malt Extract or Flavoring
  • Soy Protein Isolate or Concentrate
  • Carrageenan
  • Malted Barley (flavour)
  • Soy Sauce or Extract
  • Citric Acid (when processed from corn)
  • Milk Powder
  • Stock
  • Cornstarch
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Ultra-pasteurized anything
  • Dough conditioners
  • Natural Chicken
  • Wheat
  • Dry Milk Solids
  • Pectin
  • Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate
  • Fermented anything
  • Protease
  • Whey Protein or Whey
  • Flavours & Flavouring
  • Protease enzymes
  • Yeast Nutrients

I sure learned a lot from that list.

Check out their website for the full details and side effects:


THE FDA AND HEALTH CANADA lapdogs of the drug companies


Sign up for more information+ on Aspartame. I will try to keep up on any new names I find that

Aspartame has cloned itself as.


I have just added a study that proves that aspartame grown tumors in mice. Here is a scenario to

think about. Say you are a drinker of diet soda and are told you have a tumor and need surgery.

They remove the tumor along with part of your intestines or colon. Sew you back up and send you

home. You then return to drinking the diet soda and the tumor returns. In an identical case the

patient gives up the diet soda and the tumor does not return. Are these kinds of considerations

being made in medicine? Since they won’t admit that MSG or aspartame is harmful then likely not.


Read this article and make your own opinion about Aspartame, it’s your body. Besides all the

92 side effects it is shown to grow tumors. Believe me though, it is a long hard battle with cancer

and it isn’t pretty. As Mom kept telling me when I asked her, “what does cancer feel like Mom?” her

answer was always, “pain, Jen, pain.” Don’t wait until you are told you have a tumor, make changes

now that could save your life.


Here is the study of Aspartame giving rats tumors. What is it doing to humans? Do you want to 

take the chance? Lets look at common sense, tumors are show to grow in rats, humans grow

cancerous tumours but we can’t figure out why??


Of the 30 females in the aspartame group, 20 or 67% developed tumors the size of golf balls or

greater. Seven males from the aspartame group developed visible tumors — 23% of all males on






















Although these reports aren’t directly related to Fibromyalgia it has everything to do with our health care today and the crisis it really is in. Just a few to give you an idea of the unnecessary Surgeries and medical mistakes below. I think they are too quick to remove our organs.

Windsor hospital probes other

‘cases of concern’

Operations performed on 2 women who did not have cancer

Heartwell has voluntarily stopped performing surgeries pending the results of the probe. Any patients with concerns about their care were asked to call (519) 255-2213.

Two cases involving Heartwell have been made public so far. The latest was Janice Laporte of Sarnia, whom Heartwell operated on in 2001. A report later revealed the woman did not need the mastectomy. Laporte’s case was the second to come to light in less than a week.

In November 2009, Heartwell did a mastectomy on Laurie Johnston, 44, of Leamington. It was only in a followup appointment that Heartwell told Johnston she had never had cancer. The hospital revealed Heartwell had misread the initial pathology report.

Hospital administration was alerted to the error after being contacted by local media. It immediately launched an investigation and a review of Heartwell’s mastectomy files.

In a statement released Tuesday, the hospital said it had received detailed information about another incident in which a patient was “tragically harmed.”

When Laporte heard there was another woman who underwent an unnecessary mastectomy by the same surgeon, she said she decided to go public with her story.

“I was very devastated, because I went through everything all over again, I cried,” Laporte told CBC News.

BACKGROUND: During the past two years, this Blog has reported on a crisis in Canadian pathology indicated by serious breakdowns in hospitals in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario and elsewhere in the country. The purpose, beyond seeking review and reform, is to show that the wide-ranging problems with pathology in Canada were not limited to the criminal sector – and that serious errors, sometimes lethal, were being made in reading test results on living patients. In short, that there was a crisis in Canadian pathology.

Consequences of Gallbladder Surgery: Overview

One of the biggest crimes in modern American medicine is the amount of unnecessary surgery preformed. Gallbladder operation is the most common operation in North America. Every year, more than half a million people in the United States and more than 50,000 people in Canada undergo surgery to remove their gallbladders because of gallstones. Many of these surgeries are unnecessary.

Check out my article on gallstones:

Women are at an especially high risk of unnecessary surgery

Women may be at an especially high risk for unwarranted operations, since hysterectomies and Cesarean sections also top the list of “overprescribed and unnecessary” surgeries. Of the approximately 750,000 hysterectomies performed each year, 90 percent are unnecessary, writes Goldberg in Alternative Medicine, making the removal of a woman’s uterus one of the most commonly performed unnecessary surgeries. And the risk that comes with an unwarranted hysterectomy is high. “Each year 750,000 hysterectomies are performed and 2,500 women die during the operation. These are not sick women, but healthy women who go into the hospital and do not come out,” says Dr. Herbert Goldfarb, a gynecologist and assistant clinical professor at New York University’s School of Medicine, in Null’s Woman’s Encyclopedia Of Natural Healing.

Women are also frequently subjected to Caesarean sections they don’t really need. With an estimated 920,000 Cesarean births performed each year, the Cesarean has become the “most common major surgery in America” and it is four times more likely a woman will give birth via cesarean section today than it was in 1970, according to The Medical Racket by Martin L. Gross. Women are also at special risk for receiving unwarranted surgeries because of the results of a mammogram, since the high rate of false positives in mammography often leads to invasive procedures. Women who do not even have cancer to begin with are treated for breast cancer, Goldberg writes. That’s right: These women’s bodies are carved up and altered and they aren’t even sick. So why does this happen?

Needless surgeries mean higher

profits for doctors and hospitals

Read the whole story at:

Deviance among professionals:

The case of unnecessary surgery

Now this site you have to sign up to but I recommend it if you are interested in worldly knowledge of how many medical errors cause death. It is an amazing site with unlimited information:

Even more medical mistakes:

Death by medicine:

Death by Allopathy

And for the good side of things:

No Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids or Herbs
Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements’ Safety

(OMNS, January 19, 2010) There was not even one death caused by a dietary supplement in 2008, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. The new 174-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin.

More medical mistakes……

Here are a few of our own personal experiences with medical mistakes:

From the most recent, I went to see a gynecologist and within the first 5 minutes she wanted to remove all my womanly parts, talk about unnecessary surgeries. It was just before Christmas too, she was scheduling for a Merry Christmas for her family perhaps? Turns out I don’t need it at all, I am correcting it myself with natural medicines.

As far as medical mistakes, I have had my fair share.

My husband was told he had stomach problems for years, was given stomach pills. He got these bouts of nausea, vommitting and extreme pain in his abdomen and after the attacks he had extreme weakness and fatigue after. I researched his symptoms and I found that he had either gallstones or pancreatitis. We went back to the dr and he laughed at me when I told him what I thought about his gallbladder and pancreas and said it was stomach problems. He went to a second opinion and we got the same results. The next few attacks were getting worse, the last one was so bad I called the ambulance.

To make a long story short, he had pancreatitis so bad he almost died. He ended up in St Michael’s hospital in Toronto. His gallbladder was so full of stones that it damaged his pancreas. It ate the whole center of his pancreas. Since a pancreas is digestive enzymes, they were spilling into his body basically digesting his organs. They had to cut him open and suck all the poison out of his body, they sewed him back up with 4 drains coming out of him because it was too dangerous to take his gallbladder at the time. Six months recovery and a year later they removed his gallbladder. He has two hernias in his intestines that he has to watch carefully now and had a lot of digestion problems.

I was given the drug Lupron that almost ended my life, see story:

I had a dentist hammer an implant through my sinus, after about 18+ surgeries, 3 failed implants I ended up losing 3 good teeth to a bridge replacement. Even after many corrective surgeries, the damage was so bad I couldn’t have the implant. The same dentist also put a crown in that I heard crack at the time, it then broke into pieces, got infected and I lost that one too. He got 5,000.00 from me. It will cost me over 10,000.00+ to repair the teeth he damaged.

I now have permanent pain in my sinus, a numb cheek from the nerve they cut when  the surgeon had to take bone from my jaw to try to fix the first dentist errors. They had to cut gum out of my mouth in two places and sew it to the front of the gum to try to fix the mess. I had to have a frenectomy because he left the frenum just hanging in my mouth (that is that little flappy thing between the inside of your lip and your two front teeth.

I went through 5 years of hell and ended up losing 5 teeth instead of receiving one implant. All this because I fell on that center nut on the handle bars on my bicycle when I was a kid. You know the needles in the front and the roof of your mouth were painful enough but that many times was a nightmare let alone the surgeries. They took three perfectly good teeth, ground them down to stick to put the bridge on. Now I have three sensitive teeth that hurt to eat or drink cold water now.

How can someone completely destroy someone like that and not take responsibility for it? Wonder why I don’t trust the medical and dental?


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