I think I’ve been subconsciously not writing my thoughts about what I think Morgellons is for the last few months because my thoughts have somewhat radically changed. So much so that I didn’t even want to own up to what I thought had occurred to me and is also occurring to many others. What I am about to say is my opinion, when I write I write as if it were fact, you have to make up your own mind on this. I hope what I am about to say doesn’t depress you. If you are new and just discovering that you have Morgellons disease this is not a message of despair, quite the contrary. In many ways, as I summarize at the end, what causes the Morgellons condition truly is doesn’t matter. I don’t even like referring to Morgellons as a disease at this point. Don’t read to much into that statement, I mean a disease as classified by Western medicine.
Morgellons is an Old Disease
I’m not referring to what folks refer to as the Morgellons of the 1500’s and 1600’s here. In fact, if you read Joe’s Morgellons/ Mercury Article which is the most exhaustive history of ancient Morgellons that I’ve seen you will realize it really wasn’t called Morgellons like we think it was. Rather it was known by all kinds of names based on the location in the world where various folks were suffering. This is because they had no communication like we do today. It would have been hard to realize that folks all over Europe for instance were experiencing similar symptoms. According to Joes research crawling and biting were never mentioned in association with what most call Morgellons of the 1500 and 1600’s. The crawling and biting are what really alert most Morgellons sufferers to their condition, and of course lesions (which many do not get), but it’s the crawling and biting that is (for most) the alarming aspect. So, it’s hard for me to consider these reports from the past as the same thing we are suffering from. Mostly, they talk about strange hairs, and to be honest, without the pocket scope from Radio Shack I would have never seen the red and blue fibers that had formed a lattice under my perfectly healthy looking skin. I would have never referred to them as hairs either. I think Joes research is valid, and some of his conclusions are also valid, but there’s more to the story because there is no mention of biting and crawling in the ancient writings. However, what they were suffering from was very real, and the women it says began to learn how to treat it themselves such that they didn’t even go to the doctors anymore (sound familiar).
When I say Morgellons is an old disease what I mean is that this condition which I suffer from, though I believe it is far more wide spread now than in the past, did not start in the early 90’s, far from it. It is only because of the internet that we have begun to connect the dots and realize “we are not alone” and that there are others like us, going through the same thing. Sure, the telephone allows for far reaching communications but who is going to talk about something like this to a friend or family member? This is something for the most part that has been traditionally better off left unsaid. The long standing diagnosis of DOP exists for a reason and that is because people have long suffered from our condition. The cases or doctors visits were never documented, the patients were merely told they were DOP and sent home. If we had statistics on all these DOP diagnoses in the small towns across America I’m sure we would be utterly shocked. Instead these cases are largely unknown. These are the crazy Aunts folks kept in the attic that no one ever wanted to talk about.
Then along came the internet, with all of the anonymity if offers complete with forums and search engines that could search millions, no billions of web pages almost instantly. It was this ability that allowed Mary M Leitao to begin to find others who had similar symptoms, adopt the term Morgellons, and bring it to the attention of millions of other folks also on the internet also looking for answers. If it wasn’t for Mary M Leitao it is likely we would all be suffering in our own private hell and I for one am very grateful for Mary. So thank you Mary, you are a brave and strong women and many have a great respect for you, including myself.
What I am trying to say here is our condition has been around in various forms for a long time. Morgellons existed long before GMO or Nano technology came into being though these things could serve to exacerbate ones health.
Morgellons – A Single Root Pathological Cause Will Never Be Found
It is my belief now that Morgellons is a matter of the terrain. That is to say, our bodies chemical makeup, PH balance, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, gut flora, and oxygen balance are your terrain. I covered a lot of this in my It’s All About the Terrain post. I now believe that our terrain failed first (this does not mean you have a weak immune system) and then the Morgellons condition begins to take hold. Eventually, ones terrain can become so damaged that a person can become infested with bugs that would not normally take hold in the flesh of a human being. Its as if our flesh is dying and they show up to begin the decomposition process while we are still walking around. However, not all crawling sensations we feel are bugs, far from it.
Suppose a group of Morgellons patients are found to be infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, even a very high percentage such as 80%. Does that mean it is the cause, not in my opinion, what is means is their terrain is in bad shape and Pseudomonas aeruginosa has taken hold, but it doesn’t cause the crawling or the biting or the fibers and so on. However, a body whose terrain is a complete mess will allow such things to take hold. In fact, I believe ones terrain can be pretty bad off and that person can still feel relatively well for quite sometime.
You begin to feel high levels of anxiety, suffer more sinus infections, sore throats, allergies, maybe begin to suffer fibromyalgia like symptoms that aren’t too bad but effect you nonetheless. You might experience neck pain, weakness, palpitations, thyroid issues like being cold or hot, running a low temperature, and Vertigo. Nothing terribly alarming. This goes on for years and all the while you probably do any number of antibiotic prescriptions and don’t seem to be getting better, in fact your getting worse. Your doctor keeps telling you it’s all stress, you suffer mood swings, maybe a little depression, you just don’t feel like you used to, you feel old. However, Morgellons, or what we call Morgellons hasn’t kicked in yet. Even after the hair loss you’re still not too overly alarmed, but by now you are worried and know something is wrong.
Eventually one day, you feel a sharp bite, but see nothing, this could go on for some time, then you begin to notice blotchy skin, what appears to be bite marks, your skin might appear as it it has some kind of fungal activity going on and you might even develop sores or lesions. Finally, intense crawling sets in. Some will experience itching and I believe those are the ones that get the lesions as it’s a histamine response to the toxins now built up inside the body which is reaching its breaking point. If this goes on long enough without correcting the terrain parasites might become a reality and even insects in our bodies. Eventually, the possibility of cancer becomes a real danger.
I have written a post previously that compares what we go through with Meth users. Meth users poison their bodies with chemicals and while their “crank bugs” might not be real, the feeling is real not imaginary, they have wrecked their terrain completely and rapidly and experience many of the things we do, even lesions and tooth loss.
All this is to say that like Louis Pasteur our doctors are (and even I was) looking for the germ, bug, or pathogen that has gotten into us and caused Morgellons. The problem is they’re never going to find it, because the cause is the failure to maintain the terrain as Claude Bernard stated was the cause of disease. Now, this is not to say that living in the toxic world we live in doesn’t play a big role in this disease. However, in essence, Western medicine is looking for a cause that cannot be found because it does not exist. What Western medicine is looking at, examining, and investigating is the result, not the cause. Even worse, Western medicine rejects the very idea that terrain could be the cause because they consider it to be the result of disease.
Forget the Cause and Get on with the Business of Healing Yourself
Are you busy taking all kinds of things trying to kill off germs, worms, mites, fungus, and what have you? Here is my suggestion. Begin to consider your terrain, that is to say, the built in system that makes all of the above a non issue when it’s functioning properly. Certainly killing the germs via antibiotics whether natural or pharmaceutical can play a role, but if the terrain is right for such disease, you maybe only be holding it steady or be losing ground. I really encourage you to read my It’s All About the Terrain post. Above all things get your gut flora back into a healthy balance, get your PH back up with minerals such as magnesium and potassium. There’s so much I could say, I’m rambling, forgive me. I hope I’ve given you something to think about.
Finally, I would like to say that the report below (give it a moment to load) is the kind of information we need. I have found it to be an very informative piece of work and hope to see more like it.