Glucuronidation: one of the body’s detox pathways

I am forever in awe of our bodies and how they perform every day miracles of protecting itself from toxins.

Today, I learned another term from the wonderful mercury support group: glucuronidation.  It’s apparently another chemical reaction in the body that helps the detox pathways to work properly.  Isn’t this fascinating?

Note how your everyday drugs can interfere with the body’s own design to take care of itself.

I’ve recently started taking ibuprofen to head off a migraine.  It worked a couple of times last month, and I took some this morning because I felt another one coming on.  It’s the only time I will take it anymore–because it can cause damage to the intestines, and it damages kidney cells.  So I have to really feel that  migraine is coming on in order to risk the harm to my body.  I figure that a migraine is much, much more harmful and devastating.  I feel so weak afterwards, it has to be doing some damage…especially when I lose five pounds with them (and then gain it back).

I cringe at the thought that I used to take ibuprofen almost on a daily basis, back in the day.  With being exposed to mercury via coal dust, and amalgam in baby teeth, and being gluten intolerant, I  had been taking ibuprofen for symptoms that would go away with proper detox.  It’s that slippery slope–where the body is damaged, resulting in pain, and the man-made drugs help for a time, but with interfering with detox pathways, make everything worse–and the person takes more of the drugs to relieve the increasing symptoms…and on…

Now, with the glucuronidation knowledge, there is even more reason not to take these FDA approved drugs unless there is an overwhelming reason to do so.

And Big Pharma thinks it’s quite all right for you to get worse on their drugs…more profits for them.

Hope my dear readers find this as fascinating as I do.  Isn’t the body wonderful?

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ALEC and Fossil Fuels

PRWatch has this up on ALEC continuing its dirty campaigns against everything that is logical.

From the piece:

ALEC is even going after people who want to generate solar power for their homes. The boom in home solar energy generation—there has been a 60 percent increase in domestic solar installations in the past year—is a threat to ALEC’s dirty energy producing members, so they have a bill to amend so-called net metering laws that allow homeowners to sell excess electricity back to the grid. It is the ability to do this that makes solar an increasingly affordable possibility for homeowners. ALEC’s bill would charge homeowners additional fees, with ALEC environment task force director John Eick telling The Guardian that these users are “free riders on the system.”

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You know, it’s one thing to try to promote your heavy-metal containing pollution, but it’s a whole ‘nother thing to try to prevent people from taking a proactive stance against your dirty fuel.  Unreal.

Solar energy has sooo many benefits–one of which is independence from the greedy energy producers whom have stripped our lands of trees, poisoned our water and soil, and then not paid for the land use nor taxes on top of that.

Sixty percent increase in solar energy use…just in the last year…this is a *huge* threat to them.

Mike Pence, doing ALEC’s bidding, along with the coal industry.

Not long ago, Indiana ranked in the top five for low cost of electricity. Now, thanks to an onslaught of regulations from Washington, Indiana ranks somewhere firmly in the middle of the pack.

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Reading between the lines, this is as much an admission of guilt for polluting our air, water, and soil with heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic) from coal. They were getting away with it until regulations prevented the free-for-all.

I keep thinking about that 17 million pounds of toxins put into our waterways every single year…and BP dumping mercury into Lake Michigan every single year, courtesy of Indiana Dept. of Environmental Mis-Management….and the lack of action when the toxic spill floated down the Ohio…

 

 

 

My own Big Pharm stories

I thought I should tell my own stories related to prescription drug reactions–

In 1991, I took a drug called Seldane for sinus issues.  I was also taking a drug called Synarel for endometriosis.  This stupid drug was developed to put a woman’s body into premature menopause…under the misguided notion that the women’s period was the cause of Endometriosis ( I now believe it is related to gluten intolerance and heavy metal poisoning–since the symptoms began around the same time of coal ash exposure.)

As you can probably guess, there was a reaction…

One night, after taking the Synarel and Seldane, I began to get ready for bed.  I was in the bathroom, brushing my teeth, etc., when I dropped a bottle of rubbing alcohol.  As I reached for it from the cabinet, the bottle just passed through my hand as if I was not gripping it at all.

When I bent over to pick it up, my left arm went numb and began to swing aimlessly–as if I had no control over it.  I knew something was terribly wrong.

My heart was racing at an incredible speed–not even during the most strenuous aerobic exercise did I ever feel it beat that hard and that fast.  My chest felt like an elephant was sitting on it.  There was an incredible burning in the center of my chest. I had all the symptoms of a heart attack.

I could not talk for about five minutes.  My brain was screaming “something’s wrong!” but I could not get my mouth to move to tell my ex something was terribly wrong.

The episode subsided–that is, the emergency symptoms subsided, and I was able to call my pharmacist, who was at a party and didn’t really want to be bothered.  He said it was just a reaction and that I should continue taking the drugs! No way.

And being a woman, which the medical profession considers “emotional” and “hypochondriac/psychotic”…it was hard to be believed when I told of my symptoms.

A neurologist actually said that I had a complicated migraine…even though I had the classic symptoms of a heart attack. Every afternoon, when I walked up a small hill to the mailbox, I again was hit with numbness down my left arm.

Two years after this episode, the FDA finally banned Seldane because of the side effects.  It had to take a woman dying of heart arrythmias before the drug was removed.  I later learned that they took the ingredient out that caused the arrythmias, and remarketed it under another name.

Then I find out that Synarel, too, causes heart palpitations, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, etc….

Women are not believed when they present with symptoms of a heart attack.  There are those who say that women don’t always have the same symptoms of men for heart attacks.

I remember sitting in the local hospital’s emergency room when a woman walked in, complaining of chest pain.  She was told to sit down in the waiting area.  Had she been a man, she would have been ushered back to the rooms immediately.

I have read of women who thought they had heart attacks but were not believed.  When they did autopsies after death, the woman had, in fact, had several heart attacks.

As you know, I’ve gone on to overcome this episode–resuming aerobic exercise after a period of rest and recovery.  I was scared sh*tless, I tell you, when I first began exercising again.  But I thought that I couldn’t just give up.  Little did I know that was a precursor of things to come…

And here I am, after struggling through one of the darkest periods of my life, finding the answer that no damn doctor ever diagnosed, and now the Big Pharma run FDA, has taken away one of the chelators that helped me get well.

Somebody please explain it to me…because I don’t understand that prescription drugs that did me a great deal of harm were approved by the FDA, but something that was not that helped me get well, is now by prescription only?  Doctors are not knowledgeable about chemistry, according to Dr. Cutler.  They are not required to take more than a couple of classes in chemistry, so they don’t understand the complicated nature of heavy metal chelation…and yet I’m supposed to trust them, after all I’ve been through?

Not a chance.

 

 

More on Big Pharma, drug deaths/reactions

I continued to look around for prescription drug deaths, and found a few helpful articles.  Not surprisingly, they come from the natural medicine aspect, with Mercola leading the way:

Prescription drug deaths/reactions.

Total number of prescription drugs, per state. THREE BILLION.  Incredible.  We are a drug nation, with California leading the way.  Good God.

Patient harm in medical care.  Government report here.

The 6 Top Thugs of the Drug world.

I had not seen the vaccine Freedom Wall.  Interesting read of people’s stories.  Why are they not being represented in the media?  Oh, right…every other commercial is a prescription drug…media supported by drug manufacturers is not about to tell the other side of the story….or at least give it much credibility if they do.

I found this compelling story:

Posted: Jun 23, 2014
This is one of 4 vaccine related events I have encountered. I hope to share others in subsequent postings. 2006 my 5 year old received his last recommended vaccines. He is my third child. I had my other two children vaccinated as recommended, but noticed over the years the number of vaccines increasing as well as the popularity of the combo vax. I respected my pediatrician at that time, but felt bamboozled as a throng of papers explaining the vaccines were given to me at the same time the injections were ready to be given. I scanned them quickly, but really had no idea of the true consequences. 12 hours later, he broke out with measles and low grade temp. Ok, not too worried because it can be expected according to doctor and pamphlets. The real surprise was the hives. All of this started at the injection site and rapidly spread to his entire body. I started benadryl and called doctor. I was told “it couldn’t be the vaccine since that would’ve happened at the office”. Luckily, no respiratory compromise occurred. Three days of benadryl. The doctor refused to report this as an adverse reaction. I’ve never vaccinated again. I am a RN, 21 years experience in ER, ICU and PACU. Never had I seen such a bizarre event, but I know it was vaccine related. Fifteen years ago, I would’ve thought blaming vaccines was crazy. After what myself and others have witnessed I don’t believe BIG PHARM is doing what’s best for patients. Please be your own advocate. Educate yourself.
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Note that this is an RN– a medical professional trained to recognize medical issues. The doctor refused to report the adverse reaction.  This, folks, should be a red flag at the scope of the problem–if physicians are not reporting them (there is no penalty for not reporting adverse events).
Another RN speaks out:
Jun 18, 2014
My story isn’t harassment but an assertion about the administration of vaccines. I am a registered nurse and have worked in many roles, school nurse, staff nurse, research nurse (at a top cancer center), telephonic nursing and case management. When I graduated from nursing in the 90’s, I was taught to “aspirate” when giving an IM injection like a vaccine. This means the needle is inserted into the muscle and the plunger is pulled back slightly to insure the needle tip has not entered a vein, This practice is no longer followed. you can google or bing “how to give an IM injection” and you will see that even the cdc does not instruct to aspirate. This is significant because of an experience I had when giving vaccinations to high schools students. To the best of my recollection, i vaccinated 30-40 students that day. I was vaccinating one of the last students, and when I aspirated, i got a surge of blood back in the syringe. Had I not aspirated first, and administered the vaccine, it would have entered his blood stream. I was in the correct anatomical location to administer an IM injection. The blood brain barrier is vulnerable to penetration by some elements, and intramuscular injections are NOT supposed to be given directly into the bloodstream. Today, with so many vaccines given at the same time, the practice of aspiration has been discarded, and I question the consequences of this action and the high rates of autism.
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More here:
May 13, 2014
My child was given the Dtap vaccine about six days ago… Four hours after receiving her third dose of the vaccine she spiked a 102 fever that lasted for five days. She had jerking like convulsions in her sleep and could barely walk for five days. Thank god the fever finally broke today. As far as long term effects I do not know yet what we are facing but I do know I will never vaccinate again..
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Being threatened with Child Services for refusing a Vitamin K shot:
 In the case of my wife and our child, not only are both mother and child not members of any risk factor categories, but my wife has been eating a diet naturally high in vitamin K and taking a prenatal supplement containing additional Vitamin K since well prior to the conception of our child. 9) I can only assume that the combination of all of these factors result in the cumulative risk of my child suffering from long term effects from intracranial hemorrhaging due to VKDB being less than 0.000946% – 0.001548%.
 At this time, based on these numbers and all of the other reasons stated above, I do not find this to be a compelling case to administer this injection to my child. Later in the day on 5/14 we were visited by two doctors who wished to discuss this decision with us.  Both doctors were professional and respectful, provided literature upon request, and were willing to engage in a constructive discussion.  At no time did either doctor indicate that we were not within our legal or medical rights to decline the Vitamin K injection, nor did either doctor indicate that there would be any repercussions taken against my wife or I for this action.  The following day however, a different doctor came to our room just a couple hours before our scheduled discharge for a final evaluation of our daughter.  His hands were visibly shaking during the examination, and he was not speaking much, until he concluded the examination and turned to my wife and I to berate us for our decision to decline the Vitamin K injection.  His scolding was unexpected and unprofessional, and concluded by him telling us we were shameful and that we would be reported to Children and Youth.  He was not interested in discussing our decision with us, or taking the time to get to know more about the patients he was criticizing and reporting to authorities for suspected neglect.  Furthermore, this was the first time we were learning that there was any possibility we would be reported to Children and Youth for declining this injection.
Upon further discussion with the original resident, a social worker, and the operations manager, we were informed of the following: 1) Other parents have also declined the Vitamin K injection for their newborns. 2) This hospital does not have a policy indicating that parents who decline the Vitamin K injection are automatically reported for suspected neglect. 3) We were reported for suspected neglect for no other reason than declining the Vitamin K injection. Based on this information, it seems to me that my wife and I were unfairly accused of being neglectful parents.
 We were subjectively reported for neglect under a non-specific policy that can apparently be invoked or not invoked depending on an individual physician’s preferences.  In other words, another physician on another day may very well not have reported us to Children and Youth for the same action.  In fact, the operations manager even indicated that if this had taken place six months ago, it would likely have not been an issue.  
Also, my wife and I declined the Vitamin K injection for our son who was born in the same room on 7/3/2012, and we were not reported at that time. Based on all of this, I feel that our following patient rights (according to the November 2013 Patient Rights & Responsibilities) may have been violated: 5. A patient has the right to know what hospital rules and regulations apply to his conduct as a patient.  (We were not told that there was any possibility that we would be reported to Children and Youth for declining this injection, until the time the we were told we were being reported.) 8. The patient has the right to full information in layman’s terms, concerning his diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, including information about alternative treatments and possible complications.  (We were told that there are no side effects, when in fact, the package insert for the Vitamin K injection indicates that the injectable form of Vitamin K can cause fatal allergic reactions.) 11. A patient has the right to refuse drugs, treatment, or procedure offered by the hospital, to the extent permitted by law.  (If this is the case, and if the Vitamin K injection is simply a precautionary measure being offered to our child for a condition for which our child was not diagnosed . . . and a condition for which both mother and child had absolutely no signs, symptoms, or risk factors . . . then it was inappropriate to report us for suspected neglect based on the declination of this injection.) 22.
A patient has the right to be informed of his rights at the earliest possible moment in the course of his hospitalization.  (We were not told that there was any possibility that we would be reported to Children and Youth for declining this injection, until the time the we were told we were being reported.) 24. A patient or his or her representative (as allowed under Pennsylvania law) has the right to make informed decisions regarding his or her care . . . including be able to request or refuse treatment in accord with applicable law and regulation.  (If this is the case, and if the Vitamin K injection is simply a precautionary measure being offered to our child for a condition for which our child was not diagnosed . . . and a condition for which both mother and child had absolutely no signs, symptoms, or risk factors . . . then it was inappropriate to report us for suspected neglect based on the declination of this injection.) 40.
A patient has a right to have his or her cultural, psychosocial, spiritual and personal values, beliefs and preferences respected.  (The doctor’s communication with us was very belittling and disrespectful.) My wife and I were having an exceptional delivery experience and stay until this situation occurred.  Unfortunately, this turned what should have been one of the happiest days in the life of our family, into a day of tears and frustration for my wife and I.  
Because of that, I am requesting the following: 1) I would like to be informed as to what is being done to ensure that this doctor will not be permitted to treat ourselves or other patients in this way in the future. 2) I would like to be informed as to how the hospital’s policies, and/or their implementation, will be clarified so that the reporting of parents for suspected neglect will not be done subjectively and arbitrarily, but will be done fairly and consistently. 3) As my wife and I are hoping to have more children in the future, I would like to be informed as to how this situation can/should be handled, both by us and the hospital, in the future so that we can avoid this situation. I look forward to hearing back from you in a timely manner.  Thank you.
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And, finally (although there are plenty more)–preying on the young and vulnerable:
May 11, 2014
When I was 16 I was in for my first doctor’s appt alone. My doctor knew I had never been vaccinated and as a young adult had no interest ongoing against this upbringing. He proceeded to go on and on about it, giving me pamphlets and reiterating that he can “just go prepare the shots” After explaining several times I was NOT interested he finally looked me in the eye and said, “I know this is hard to hear but you may never carry a child to term if you are not vaccinated,” and then something along the lines of the fetus being infected and dying. I was shaking mad and horrified he would say this to me (remember I am 16 at this point) and even more so that he would use this scare tactic with ANYONE. I am healthy, unvaccinated and carried a baby girl (now almost 4 years old) to term just fine. This is fear-mongering. I never went back to that doctor. Please let us continue to make our own choices concerning our health; your body, your choice.
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This is outrageous.  I had not been vaccinated, but had natural immunity with measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox — and carried all three of my pregnancies to term.  I had more harm done with Rho-Gam shots containing mercury and God knows what else…
And, this from a healthcare worker who refused to be a sheep, and could not get anyone to back her up:
May 10, 2014
I worked for a hospital who also mandated the flu shot for everyone unless you had a medical condition, signed and approved by your doctor. Employees were given a meeting and a woman from disease control said our shots were to make sure no employee passed the flu to a patient. I asked if there were documented cases where this had transpired and she completely avoided the question. After the meeting was over, a higher up I knew in the hospital told me to answer the question, no, no circumstance like that had been reported. Joint Commission was behind this change in mandating the flu shot, which previously you could opt out of due to religious reasons as well. The hospital would not receive medicaid/medicare reimbursement unless 90 percent of our staff were given the flu vaccine. In the past, we hadn’t reached 60 percent so they had to make it mandatory. I was pregnant at the time and unless I wanted to lose my job and my insurance be December 14th, I had to bring a signed vaccination form from my OBGYN stating a reason I couldn’t have the shot. My OBGYN said there was no reason I shouldn’t get a flu shot, she claims the ones in her office are single vial and therefore don’t pose a threat to me or my unborn child, and wouldn’t sign any waiver. I have since left that job. I had put up with all other mandated vaccinations and tests, but the flu shot I think is unfounded and potentially dangerous for nothing. Just money for someone’s pockets and leaving even the hospital with no choice since over half our patients are medicaid payers.
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Choice and autonomy seem to be a disappearing value of our culture.  We’re treated like children instead of adults with the ability to make our own decisions impacting our lives. There is plenty of evidence of vaccine injury without a lot of evidence to support vaccine claims.  I have yet to see evidence that if I don’t get vaccinated, and I get sick, that I will infect someone whom has been vaccinated–doesn’t that fly in the face of vaccine immunity?  If someone is vaccinated, and they develop antibodies, are they not protected against getting a disease?  If not, then the vaccine doesn’t really work, does it?

 

Progress

So…you all might recall I blogged about the vulnerability of the Irish to heavy metal poisoning due to a genetic factor…

…my other sister dropped a bombshell last week at the funeral dinner–she had her daughter tested because of health issues…and….drum roll please….she has the double gene responsible for the inability to detox heavy metals.

I knew it….but I couldn’t convince my siblings that because we were Irish, we were more susceptible.

They had a hard time believing that my stupid amalgams had made me so ill.  My sis was a dental hygienist in another life, so she was brainwashed into believing that stuff was perfectly safe.  She was exposed to it eight hours a day, five days a week.  I won’t go into her health issues, but there’s plenty to point towards mercury poisoning.

And yet, it’s still hard for her to wrap her brain around–because she just noticed the red spots on my arms–that have been there for over ten years–probably closer to fifteen years.  She thinks that’s a sign of allergies.  Yes and no.  Allergies are worse with mercury poisoning and many on the support group have some sort of skin issue like mine.

I explained to my sister (she lives out of state, so I don’t get to see her that often), that my red spots got much worse when I worked at the state mental hospital that was located near a cement plant that burns hazardous waste.  I found out a couple years ago that it was spewing mercury into the air.  This just clicked for me that my red spots got worse when I worked there, and then started to disappear when I moved out of town after losing my house.  The thing is–when I chelate, the red spots itch like crazy and become an angry red.  And when they do go away, there is a pink scar left on my forearm.

I’ve passed another milestone that indicates I am progressing, however slowly–my long time readers might recall I mentioned warts on my thumb and middle finger.  The warts on my thumb began to disappear a year or two into chelation.  The middle finger, however, was still there.  Until now.

It was getting itchy and red during chelation, but still remained until this week–where the body finally dealt with it and tada! I no longer have the wart.  Incredible how the body is such a miracle.  I knew that viruses cause warts, so I was waiting for the immune system to take care of it.  Doctors, of course, want to just remove the warts without thinking about why the wart is there and if there is something gone wrong with the immune system…?

So…yeah…a little progress, but a giant leap as far as I’m concerned.

And knowing that I was right all along about the Irish genetics is just wonderful.  Validated.

Now if they’ll only listen to me about Dr. Cutler’s protocol and start chelation before things get really bad…

…and following a grain free organic diet…but yeah, that’s probably not going to happen–lots of resistance, but I can hope, can’t I?

 

 

Alert

Just wanted to give you a head’s up on something the mercury group has posted~

Vitamin Research Products (vrp.com) is no longer stocking DMSA, one of the chelators of mercury and lead.  They just suddenly stopped stocking it and have even removed the page from their website.

This is not good news.  They were the main supplier of DMSA.  Theories are abound that Big Pharma is behind this–buying out the competition.  And if they can buy out natural cures, they can force sick people to buy their side-effect-laden crap.

There are also allegations that Obamacare is limiting natural methods of healing, such as chelation supplements, making it harder for folks to get well. I don’t know this for fact, but it is one of the reasons I have not signed up for the health care.  Another reason is the link to the insurance industry instead of single-payer, which would have been more palatable, being like Medicare for All.

I can tell you that many of us on the group lost jobs as a result of mercury–therefore, we had lost the ability to pay for medical insurance and the ability to pay for supplements that insurance didn’t cover.   But at least the supplements were available…and cheap.  I would have not gotten well without that.  So once again, the poor take a hit for the uber wealthy to make even more profits….

I suspected that Big Pharma would try to grab this part of the market again, because they had in the past and continually try to get some twerp in Congress to do their bidding with making supplements illegal.

With billions of dollars and high-priced lawyers, they have gotten away with trying to take credit for natural healing herbs and methods, such as those used in India.  These were used for thousands of years…and Big Pharma comes along and tries to claim a patent.  Utterly mindboggling.  More here on Big Pharma’s battle to get a share of the market in India. An even better explanation of it here.

Big Pharma tries to claim that compulsory licenses aren’t available for cancer drugs – a lie; or that they are only available for national emergencies – another lie; or that India is establishing a general exception to patents for pharmaceuticals – an even bigger lie.  Sovereigns retain the right under TRIPS to issue compulsory licenses or to allow public, non-commercial use of patented products or processes.  As long as the correct procedures are followed and adequate remuneration is paid, the patent holder has nothing legitimate to complain about – unless, of course, it is a U.S. multinational who doesn’t want an emerging country like India to get in its way.

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…or for a group of U.S. citizens who want natural methods to heal their bodies to get their way….

And unfortunately, that’s not all that the greedy are trying to patent.

Lastly, here is a good segment on DN! with Vandana and Mira Shiva–two “uppity” women I admire for fighting the good fight~~

Vandana brings up the point of liability.  It would seem that none of the chemical companies — be it Dow/Union Carbide or any Big Pharma — want to take responsibility for the harm that they cause.  All the profits. None of the guilt.

She also highlights the attitudes towards the poor–they don’t matter so let’s poison them or use them as guinea pigs.

It was great to hear of them speak of their strong mother in the end~~no junk food in the house.  My father, too, did not allow junk food in the house when I was growing up–a parent who cares is not going to feed their child junk.  I heard the other day of parents of my children’s generation feeding their kids nothing but junk…and they don’t see anything wrong with that.  Very unsettling.  Regretfully, I didn’t appreciate my Dad’s wisdom until recently.  I always felt deprived because other kids got to have a “treat” of junk food on Friday night.  Just before the divorce, my sister would make Chef Boy-ar-dee pizzas on Friday night.  I felt happy at getting that “treat”.  Pfft.  The “treat” that kills.

Food is medicine.  Weeds are medicine.  When will we learn to value that which is not valuable by profit-making and make that available to all, not just those with cash in hand??

 

 

Vaccines and Soldiers

Still researching the forced vaccines and related injuries, I found this piece on soldiers sickened by Anthrax vaccine…and the subsequent denial by the higher-ups.  There doesn’t appear to be a follow up article…it would be nice to know how they are doing now.

It’s truly incredible that officials are denying the connection when there is this much evidence.  If a doctor were to ignore a patient’s symptoms like this, he/she would be held liable for malpractice.