I know many are waiting on my full “Grand Unification Theory” but it comes to me in waves and so far I haven’t solidified it. The information is all there, I’m just not at the point where I can put it all down, but I do want to share some information with you.
A Little Personal History
First, I’m a male, married, and have children, so my life has to be fairly normal despite Morgellons. I’ve had to maintain two lives. My Morgellons life, which once took up most of time just trying to survive and my other life, the old normal life that I had to preserve for the sake of my wife and children and extended family. I made some mistakes at the beginning for sure. I freaked out in front my children somewhat, they could see the fear and sense something was not right with their dad. My wife didn’t and to this day still doesn’t believe I have such a condition as Morgellons, but we’ve held our family together and I’m very grateful for that. There is so much more to the story but it would take a book to write it all.
If you are a sufferer you know the sheer horror that you feel once the onset of the crawling and biting and fibers set in and you realize that you have Morgellons. Then you visit some of the various forums where they are talking about every horrible thing this could be, from tropical parasitic worms to designed nanobots and on and on it goes. You become obsessed and spend way to much time on the forums, reading posts that merely serve to scare the hell out of you and cause you to stress out, further taxing your immune system and adding to the anxiety (caused physically I believe) by Morgellons itself. Yet you can’t stop reading the posts on the forums. Don’t get me wrong, forums can be a great place of support and I still post on them, but sometimes they can be very scary indeed.
My First Approach to Healing
When I first realized I had Morgellons I did all kinds of crazy things trying to get rid of this. I wont mention them because I don’t want others try to try such things. I did take all kinds of antiparasiticals (I mean all kinds too). After about the first year and half I realized all I was doing was merely damaging my body and the crawling and biting was still there. I then became very much like a diabetic as the antiparasiticals are made to shut down a parasites ability to process glucose and they can do a number on the human body as well. Do you ever notice those Abilify (Aripiprazole) commercials (pay close attention to the warnings on that, those are similar to what antiparasiticals which also end in azole can also do). I had every kind of blood test done, extensive thyroid work by an endocrinologist, infectious disease doctor, Lyme Tests, Babesia, and on and on it went, they found nothing. I had major hair loss and just to many things to list here. There wasn’t a doctor in the world going that was going to prescribe me anything. I was on my own, life or death hung in the balance and I had to be pro-active. I never mentioned Morgellons to any doctor as I knew better from what I had heard other sufferers convey on the forums.
I have developed Fibromyalgia and sometimes severe Costocondritus. It was and sometimes still is all I can do to hold down my job. I was in the ER many times thinking I was having a stroke (they said I was low on potassium), muscle twitching, extreme weakness, fatigue, weird electrical shocks that traveled the full length of my body, not to mention all the biting, crawling, eye sight issues, fibers. However no real open sores. Just rashes and the pimple like things that would scab over. Some call those lesions but not the big gaping open sores others get, but pretty bad looking skin nonetheless. I was done with the poisons, the Vicks sab, and all those things.
My Second Approach to Healing
I knew (through forums) of only one or two persons that had really cured themselves of this and neither had used pharmaceutical type antiparasiticals or any serious antibiotic protocol. They used all natural stuff, which I was also doing. But I was focusing on massive germ killing mostly with such things as Oregano Oil, Olive Leaf Extract, Grape Fruit Seed Extract (GSE), Colloidal Silver, and so on. All good things, and I was improving, it helped, but I didn’t feel like it was ever going to cure me and indeed I don’t think it ever would alone. There was something I was missing from this approach.
My Current Approach to Healing – A Revelation
Could it be that what was wrong with my body wasn’t a massive lack of Oregano Oil, Olive Leaf Extract and Colloidal Silver (I’m jesting but only slightly here). I was doing some very powerful natural antibiotics, including Allimax. We’re talking natural things that work better than antibiotics in many cases and certainly much more broad spectrum. Then I stumbled across a few articles that discussed a certain point in history where Western medicine stood at a fork in the road, and as it would appear, took the wrong path.
Louis Pasteur versus Claude Bernard
Everyone has heard of Louis Pasteur. He is considered the father of the “Germ Theory of Medicine” and he invented the process of pasteurization. Pasteur said that “germs cause illness” and we have to attack the microbes. Amidst a group of physicians and scientists, Claude Bernard made the statement: "The terrain is all; the germ is nothing," and then drank down a glass of water filled with cholera and didn’t get sick at all. When Pasteur was on his death bed he said "…the terrain is all" but no one listened, saying he’s a raving man, dying and this final statement of his was ignored". For more information on this see this link called “The Lost History of Medicine” and you will find it to be a real eye opener, I cannot vouch that it is all true, but I tend to believe it and my current experiences are proving this out. The article also talks about Béchamp who has been expunged from medical history, too bad. Also, for a very, very fascinating read see this article titled simply “Terrain” (astounding read, honestly, if nothing else read this article).
So there stood Western medicine at this great fork in the road, and ultimately they chose to go with Pasteur. And so began our war against the germs that plague us. But does this cure us?
However, Bernard said basically that germs do not cause disease. Look at this quote from “The Lost History of Medicine” which I have linked to above
Germs Do Not Cause Disease
The most telling "concept" that has ever crossed my desk is the quotation Dr Young uses right at the beginning of his book, “Sick and Tired”:
If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat—diseased tissue—rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue; e.g., mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant. Rudolph Virchow (Father of Pathology)
Do you understand the importance of this? When I read this quotation for the first time, it hit me like a brick. I’ve always known the terrain was the key, but I had always thought of the terrain as the immune system. I had had no idea that the proper terrain alone was, by itself, enough for perfect health. Nor had it ever occurred to me that the immune system was merely a backup system that took over when the terrain failed.
I have come to the conclusion that Bernard was indeed correct “The terrain is everything” and furthermore I believe this quote to also be correct, “The immune system was merely a backup system that took over when the terrain failed”. Consider Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), MS, Alzheimer’s, Chrones Disease, Lupis, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, and so on and their incredible upward ramp on the charts of those affected. We have failed to maintain our terrain by both neglecting it and poisoning it with our modern way of life. There is new thought on Cancer actually being a fungus, including Lukemia. Look up the term Pleomorphism and see what you think, do germs “get in” or are they simply made inside our body when the conditions are right.
Thus, all of the natural antibiotics in the world aren’t going to cure me of Morgellons because I have diseased flesh internally. I have a suitable terrain internally allowing Morgellons to thrive, but that is changing.
So, tell me about this new approach
First, let me state that I am not a doctor, I’m just trying to find my way through this mess just as so many of you are also. So my first rule is to “Do no harm” so this means I do research on what I’m going to take and start off at lower than recommended doses and see how things go. If you have a doctor I recommend you work them him or her.
My new approach focuses mainly on correcting the terrain. First, my body was extremely acidic, testing at 5.5 on the PH scale, the urine strips were basically yellow all of the time, I’m amazed I didn’t develop cancer. But rather than go out and find some artificial PH booster I had to determine what this meant. In my case it was and is caused by a lack of Potassium and Magnesium (I can’t stress how important Magnesium is) and other minerals that really raise your PH. My body was starving for minerals. Also, when your body is acidic your blood is carrying a much lower level of oxygen, so I started taking some oxygen pills (Opaline). I also began exercising which helps with oxygen and all kinds of body processes. I also now try to get some sunlight rather than try to avoid it. I added B vitamins to my list, B12 and others. And finally, after some reading I stumbled across something called Ribose or D-Ribose which is a key component in the body for making ATP and causing all kinds of good things to happen (great for Fibromyalgia, sound familiar?). And finally, because I don’t eat meat of any kind (maybe chicken every once in a while) I have added amino acids which are proving to be very valuable to me physically. So, basically, I’ve stopped focusing on my immune system and started focusing on the terrain, i.e. my body, lungs, liver, muscle tissue and so on. I no longer even take any kind of natural antibiotic at all, nothing antiparasitical and and currently doing the best I have ever been. I am not cured and I am still early into this new approach, but feel strongly that is the way out of Morgellons, and any other future ailment I might encounter.
Here is what I am taking. However, I urge each of you to do your own research, some of these things react with pharmaceuticals of which I take none.
I am not a physician, nor am I a clinical nutritionist. The information provided here is for educational purposes only. Any decision on your part to read and use this information is your personal choice. I do not recommend any of this be given to children.
- NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine) It’s an amino acid. I take 600 mg twice a day on empty stomach. It removes Acetaldehyde from the blood and other things like mercury and heavy metals. Take this at the same time you take your Vitamin C, take twice as much vitamin C as NAC together.
- L-Arginine (amino acid) 500 mg – once or twice a day
- L-Carnitine (amino acid) (250 mg) one a day
- Jarrow Ribose (those with sugar issues read the warnings) – I love this stuff
- Pantothenic Acid – 250 mg
- Amino Essentials by Whole Foods, contains all of the amino’s in low dose
- Buffer C PH Controlled Vitamin C, 2 or 3 grams a day
- Citrus Bioflavanoids – Important for Vitamin C Aborption – 1000 mg once a day with meal
- Digest Gold by Enzymedica – Digestive Enzymes (at the beginning of each meal)
- Dr. Michael Murray Ultimate Probiotic Formula 12 strains for total of 12 billion (at the beginning of each meal)
- A good B-Stress Formula with all the B vitamins with a meal
- Methyl B12 – High dose by Jarrow every few days, but only half a tablet. Methylcobalamin is better than the cyanocobalamin which I would avoid.
- Milk Thistle to protect the liver and promote bile production
- CoQ10 – 30 mg a day (Country life Maxi-Sorb)
- Spectrums Fish Oil – Certified Mercury Free – 2 big capsules a day with a meal.
- Carlsons Vitamin D, 2000 IU – one a day with a meal
- Opaline Dry Oxy Capsules – I take this sporadically, they are good, very good, but lately I haven’t been taking them but will restart soon
- A good whole food multi-vitamin – Sogar or Men’s One Daily by DailyFoods
- Kyolic 103 – Immune Building (for the Garlic really) with meals but sporadically
- Peter Gilliams – CALM Magnesium – Very good, very, very important (very day)
Now, that sounds like a lot but it really isn’t. I get my potassium from orange juice, you should really not supplement with Potassium. Every once in a while I use something called Happy Tummy for a good colon cleansing. I truly believe the gut is a major key to healing, and since I don’t eat meat I have added the amino acids and have just purchased a protein mix that came highly recommended. It is made by http://www.trueprotein.com and I will post the exact kind in a comment later on. I have it bookmarked at work, it hasn’t arrived yet in the mail. If you’re a meat eater this probably isn’t necessary. Also, at one time I was taking Fulvic Acid by Vital Earth Minerals (always take Fulvic with chlorine free water). Fulvic is good stuff in my opinion but I haven’t taken it in over a year.
I believe the human body is capable of regenerating and correcting itself, I believe at this point my body is and was lacking in all of the basic nutrients needed to sustain it, thus Morgellons was able to “get in”. Morgellons was affecting my heart and I learned some of this information from reading sites like http://www.detailshere.com/heart.htm and jumping off and researching the details. I must say I have more hope than ever now. I believe all of the strong natural antibiotics were killing off the good flora in my gut, making things even worse. The body can make all the right changes if we give it the fuel and resources it needs, or at least, that is my current bet, and it’s a big one, because my life depends on it.
It’s all about the Terrain, and the Terrain isn’t the immune system.
What an astounding revelation …