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Gulf Disaster, “Natural Barrier of Our Skin is Gone”

I think you’ll find this very interesting and can give you some insight on what is the cause of our condition. Watch the video …

The Intel Hub
Alex Thomas

We have heavily documented the sickness that has been caused by BP and their use of the toxic dispersant known as Corexit. We have produced photographs, eye witness accounts [See the June/July archives of our radio show], and multiple blood tests. The problem is that every time we receive more evidence it doesn’t indicate that the crisis is beginning to get better, rather it indicates that it is much worse.

Kindra Arnesen has battled BP and their toxic spraying from the beginning and has been a ray of hope for all. She has helped to expose the many cover ups perpetrated by BP and their puppets within the American government.

Last week, a radio broadcast by The Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana, complete with a radio host broadcasting live from the hospital, created a tremendous uproar throughout the internet. Florida Oil Spill Law posted the audio which was subsequently picked up The Intel Hub and Rense.com as well as many others. The audio indicated that all the members of the CHSL radio show were sickened, with health problems ranging from a staph infection to neurotoxin poisoning.

Naturally the radio broadcast left many unanswered questions and Project Gulf Impact has attempted to answer at least some of them. Gulf Impact has worked diligently to expose the disaster and this video is one of the most important they have ever produced.

This video really speaks for itself. Kindra, along with many other gulf coast residents have had their natural skin barrier DESTROYED.

Doctors in the area will not deal with these clear medical problems. Have they been bribed or do they simply not want to put their livelihood on the line for the sake of someone else s health? Some have tried to help while others have seemingly misdiagnosed people on purpose.

“THEY ARE STILL SPRAYING!!!….

YOU CAN’T LIVE LIFE LIKE YOU WOULD NORMALLY, EVERYTHING IS AROUND THE OIL SPILL……

NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU HAVE SOME SORT OF BACTERIAL INFECTION.”

Who would allow such a sickening chemical to be used so close to the human population? Why are the people of the gulf being used as guinea pigs in an experiment sanctioned by elements of our own government?

Please Spread this article to everyone you know. This is extremely important information. The Gulf disaster is NOT over, in fact, the actual spraying of Corexit hasn’t even stopped.

Collembola – A Major Role in Morgellons Despite the Disinformation

This subject is certainly not new to the Morgellons debate and indeed I have touched on this subject before. However, not the extent that this article is going to go into the evidence and support for the role of an active Collembola infection in Morgellon patients. If you think that you’ve read all there is to know on this subject you are about to be surprised. I believe this is one type of crawling the Morgellons sufferer feels and will talk later about a few very cheap ways to get rid of them (or at least make the crawling such that it isn’t overwhelming) and make your life so much better. This is a long post, but if you want to understand what is causing many of your symptoms I suggest that you stick with me on this. There are thousands of species of Collembola and they are extremely small in size and I read that they suspect some 30,000 species have yet to be identified.

First, let’s define what Collembola are for readers that might not know.

Collembola or springtails are the most numerous and the oldest known of all insects; they are found in the soil under leaf litter; they prefer damp conditions and some species are semiaquatic. About 2.000 species are classified. Springtails are wingless (Apterygota), brown to grey and measure about 5 mm.; they have antennae of different length, an abdomen with six segments and have a ventral tube probably involved in respiration, water absorption and locomotion. The name (springtails) refers to the characteristic method of locomotion leaping using the fourth organ, called Furca wich is doubled under the abdomen when at rest. They feed mainly on decomposing vegetal or animal material but they can feed on seeds, bulbs, roots, algae, fungi, insects or mites eggs. Some species have been observed in strict contact with humans causing persistent and not only occasional infestations.

In my first blog post titled “Does this identification mean anything? I do not know” I talk about Collembola and their possible relationship to Dr. Randy Wymore’s culturing Pseudomonas Putida directly off Morgellons fibers and the fact that Ps. Putida happens to be the favorite food of our Collembola friends. If you haven’t read my first blog post (linked above) I suggest you read it before continuing as it talks about a study in 2004 that discovered Collembola in a group of individuals previously diagnosed (if you can call it that) with delusory parasitosis. It also has some excellent pictures and links to Collembola not found in this post.

The Wikipedia War – Who will Control the Information

If you are familiar with Niels Mayer then you know the battle he has fought with those on Wikipedia regarding Morgellons disease, there is no doubt that a campaign is being run by a group of people to keep Morgellons listed as DOP on Wikipedia. Niels eventually setup Morgellons.Wiki where at least the grown ups are in charge.

If you look at the Wikipedia entry on Collembola you will notice that they attempt to totally discredit the 2004 NPA study. The National Pediculosis Association reported Collembola in skin scrapings collected from 18 of 20 research participants in its study published in the Journal of the New York Entomological Society. Here is the quote from Wikipedia attempting to discredit that study.

Claims of persistent human skin infection by springtails may indicate a neurological problem, or else delusory parasitosis, a psychological rather than entomological problem. Researchers themselves may be subject to psychological phenomena. For example, a publication in 2004 claiming that springtails had been found in skin samples was later determined to be a case of pareidolia; that is, no springtail specimens were actually recovered, but the researchers had digitally enhanced photos of sample debris to create images resembling small arthropod heads, which they then claimed to be springtail remnants.

There is a footnote on that comment but no real proof, in fact, I consider that comment nothing but disinformation probably by the same crew dogging the Morgellons wikipedia entry. Notice they make the claim these people really had pareidolia, here is the definition for that word.

The term pareidolia (pronounced /pærɪˈdoʊliə/) describes a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse. The word comes from the Greek para- —"beside", "with" or "alongside"- meaning, in this context, something faulty or wrong (as in paraphasia, disordered speech)—and eidolon—"image" (the diminutive of eidos—"image", "form", "shape"). Pareidolia is a type of apophenia.

So, it would appear that Wikipedia thinks these people have even something worse than DOP as far as crazy goes. Notice they even call the researchers basically crazy, that is an outright lie on their part. Where is the evidence to back up this claim that the researchers suffered pareidolia? Nonsense. What a hit piece, I wonder if the folks at NPA even know of this ridiculous claim.

Some Collembola experts disagreed with the NPA’s research findings, insisting that it was impossible for Collembola to live in human skin. Deborah Altschuler, lead author of the NPA paper, likens the scenario of Collembola and humans to the discovery of Helicobacter (H.) pylori otherwise hidden in the stomach lining, and the erroneous yet long held assumption that the stomach was a sterile environment and that peptic ulcers were caused by lifestyle choices. According to Kimball C. Atwood IV, MD., physicians scoffed when first faced with the notion of a bacterial basis for peptic ulcer disease. Altschuler asserts that there is more of a scientific basis for Collembola in humans than the entomologist and physician’s overwhelming acceptance of a psychiatric explanation (Delusions of Parasitosis) for people’s sensations of biting, stinging and crawling in their skin.  See this PAGE on the NPA Site for some very interesting information I didn’t include in my blog post, it’s well worth the read.

 

1955 – Collembola Infestation of Woman in Sweden

The NPA says even the experts appear to have missed this 1955 Swedish Medical Journal report in which the well-respected entomologist, anthropologist and author, Felix Bryk, refers to the incidence of Collembola in humans as a plague, making mention of colleagues who during that time had also found Collembola as parasites in humans. Bryk said the Springtail Sira, (today’s spelling Seira), was a human parasite being confirmed for the first time in Sweden. All this prompted him to write a report to the medical literature in which he stated:

The report can be found HERE and you should really take a moment to read it, it’s only a few pages long.

Until now, collembolans or “springtails” have played a miniscule role as parasitic insects on the human body from a entomological/medical standpoint. Rarely, if ever, are they mentioned in the scientific literature. However, the appearance of a previously unknown collembolan as an occasional parasite that for years caused depression in a patient and continues to do so – so far a unique case – has now rightly gotten the attention of scientists.

The female patient, a 60-year-old married housewife had been suffering for two years from a “nervous disorder.” She had consulted various physicians, including dermatologists. However, none were able to determine the cause of the medical problem, which manifested itself as a weak, although, annoying itching, and considered being of a nervous type. In the end, the patient herself managed to detect the culprit, which resided in the genitals and anus, organs that are difficult to access.

Initially, the patient believed that the creatures causing her discomfort were lice. They caused irritation, especially at night. They crawled out of their hiding-places. She vaguely felt how she was being "stung” by these creatures, leaving small red pricks on the skin of her torso all the way up to the arms. In specimens that were killed in hot water, she discovered a glassy, sharp process on the abdominal hind parts, whose “sting” she rightfully attributed to her “nervous condition.

I can certainly relate to the red pin pricks and the glass parts (glitter?) that so many of us see.

 

Collembola Infestation of an 80 year old Women

A clinical and paraclinical investigation on a 80-year-old woman who claimed a "beetles attack". A 80-year-old woman presented with pruritus (itching), insomnia, anxiety, paleness, weight loss (7 Kg in 6 months), and loss of appetite. In the lumbar region, on the buttocks, on the right posterior hemithorax and interdigitally on both feet she had small ulcers of 0.5-1 cm in diameter, surrounded by an indurated congestive or cyanotic, ovoid area of 1 x 1.5 cm.
Small scars, with furfuraceous, dry and gray exfoliation on round and linear zones of 20-25 x 4-5 cm., were observed in the submammalian region. Linear short subepidermic truncated trajects (tunnels) were also observed.
The microscopic examination of the hypodermic material obtained by scraping, revealed an adult Collembola spp. insect, eggs, cocoons of different colours, piles, a pupa, an exuvium and larvae.

The histological investigation revealed thickening and erosion of the epidermis, and isolated or confluent blood gaps. In the epidermis spaces were present binding up larvae and nymphs. The horny layer was hyperkeratotic and included the adult insect. The blood gaps were probably caused by the histophagy of the insect. Intraepidermic bullae covered by a thin corneous layer and ulcers were also observed.

Histological Findings in the case of the 80 year old woman
(Note that Collembola go through many stages, these are what they found in the woman)

 

Collembola Eggs

Six egg piles (shown on the right) were observed into the epidermic material.  Four to 22 eggs were present in each pile, cemented together with a glue-like secretion.
The piles were elongated, round, with a small, cylindric, blunt and short appendix.

The piles measured 144-306 by 162-378 µm, while eggs (spherical to oval) were 35-140 by 35-123 µm (average 78 by 88 µm).

 

 

 

 

 

 Exuvium
The remains of an exoskeleton that is left after an arthropod (insect, crustacean or arachnid) has moulted
.

The exuvium , the larval or nimphal cuticle, was translucide,
very thin, composed of four distinct zones: a globulous apical pole,
a narrow neck, a brown collar and a big, thin body of the exuvium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larvae were divided in three segments: (shown on the right)

a) an anterior, mobile, cylindric one with two subterminally mandibular pieces;
b) a middle ovoid segment covered by a rigid cuticle;
c) a caudal segment, frayed, with three terminal sharp apexes
for the fixation to the substrate.

 

 

 

Pupa Stage

The pupa was brownish, oval, measuring 2,280 mm by 720 µm.

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Stage

Taken from the 80 year old woman

 

 

 

 

This certainly would go a long way in describing all of the debris found in our bodies. All of the information regarding the 80 year old woman can be found HERE and you can click on the photos there for even larger images.

 

Brief Summary Thus Far

 

So, we have The National Pediculosis Association (NPA) study identifiying Collembola in 18 of 20 persons previously diagnosed as DOP (otherwise called crazy) including photographs of the Collembola, many professional researchers were involved in this study. If you take the time to look at the study you can see the difficulty involved in finding these little pests. We also have the cases in 1955 in Sweden with many folks being infected by Collembola and the case of the 80 year old woman as well. I suspect these cases are but the tip of the iceberg and these particular sufferers were lucky enough to be able to contact somebody that actually took the time to “look into things”. In other words, they found caring doctors with open minds, an extreme rarity indeed.

Meanwhile, Wikipedia makes the claim the 2004 Study was basically a farce. I know who I believe and it isn’t those controlling the information on Wikipedia. But let’s continue …

 

Taking a bath

When I first came down with Morgellons I would take lots of baths and use different things like sea salt and stuff. I would notice this things moving which floated on the water. But the things were so small you couldn’t see them, you only knew they were there by the tiny ripples around them, in fact, you had to be at a 45 degree angle to really notice them but they were definitely alive and moving. In fact, I was corresponding with a woman on the yahoo finding1cure group just the other day who can flake them off her skin into water and see them exactly as I have described above, only she thinks they’re mites, my strong bet would be that they are Collembola and not mites.  Since I still have light crawling I am going to do this experiment capture some of them and put them under the scope and will report my findings at a later time.

 

Eliminating Collembola (or cutting their numbers way down)

newhope My crawling is basically a low boil now, not very noticeable most of the time. The first time I ever got rid of the crawling and realized there was at least a topical aspect to Morgellons was using the ESP Botanicals system. The Green Balm I would use and cover my body head to toe and after a matter of weeks the crawling was nearly gone. My mistake was not sticking with it as once I got feeling better and ran out I stopped. But I was so sick back then I wasn’t thinking clearly. I now have the complete New Hope Two Product line.

 

soap
Also, Sulfur kills mites and I believe it kills Collembola as well. I learned about Azufre – Sulfur with Lanolin Bar (10% Sulfur) and still use it regularly. If you use this first try it on a small part of your body to make sure it’s not too strong for you, I have no issues with it at all. I use it in the shower, get wet, soap myself up, turn the water off and stand there for 3 or 4 minutes and then rinse.  And for $1.95 a bar you can’t go wrong. It comes from Mexico and really, really works.

 

mintsoap

 

 

Finally, wash your clothes only in Dr. Bonners Peppermint Soap I cannot tell you how well this works. It has a strong mint smell to it and mint also kills mites, or anthropods such as Collembola. I have made this recommendation to people that have washed their bed sheets and told me that very night was there best nights sleep in years, it works. Some people use it in the bath but it must be diluted massively, such as only 1/2 cup. I recommend just washing your clothes in it. You can find Dr. Bonners at Whole Food stores and GNC stores.

 

I make no money off any of these products, nor do I from any products whatsoever.

 

Summary

I believe Collembola infestation is a major player in Morgellons disease despite the naysayers and those that have already become numbed to the subject. The evidence of infestation has been proven beyond a doubt in my mind.  And as was stated in the NPA article linked above:

Altschuler asserts that there is more of a scientific basis for Collembola in humans than the entomologist and physician’s overwhelming acceptance of a psychiatric explanation (Delusions of Parasitosis) for people’s sensations of biting, stinging and crawling in their skin.

And finally, I would like to share with you the “other symptoms” the 18 individuals found to have Collembola infections suffered from. Here they are …

These individuals experience itching, stinging/biting, and crawling sensations on or under their skin, which are often associated with excoriations, discoloration, scaling, tunneling or sores. Their conviction that they are infested is reinforced by their observation of particles described as sparkly, crusty, crystal-like, white or black specks and/or fibers. Typically, these individuals have consulted extensively with general physicians, dermatologists, and entomologists (Kushon et al., 1993) who could not find physical cause for their complaints. Despite findings ruling out lice, scabies or other medical causes, patients refuse to accept the diagnosis of delusory parasitosis.

These people basically have Morgellons, only it wasn’t widely known in 2004. I would also bet most of the folks on the bird mite forums have Morgellons and not bird mites. Bird mites are easily spotted with the naked eye, I had them get on me at my initial onset and actually captured two of them.

This blog post is probably long enough at this point. One thing I have not covered is why we are infected with Collembola (why has this infection become so much more widespread all of a sudden). Also, I am BY NO MEANS SAYING Morgellons is merely a Collembola infection. They are in us for a reason (something came first) and they bring with them an interesting component to the mix. These issues will be covered in my Grand Unification Theory which is still forthcoming. I know this topic will bring some debate and that’s just fine. One wonders why there would be such deception on the part of Wikipedia, perhaps their fear is the world finding out why all of sudden we’ve become their dinner, and by the hundreds of thousands, probably millions worldwide.

I beleive the water technique can be used to identify a Collembola infection quite easily and will report my findings in short order.  You might take a moment to watch this News Report VIDEO of families who believe they are infested with Collembola.

Jet Fuel Germs, Clouds, and Bees – A Potpourri

In my last post titled “Could Morgellons be an Ongoing Chemical Reaction in our Bodies?” I spoke a little about jet fuel and how 100% octane jet fuel contains approximately 14% Toluene by weight. But what I didn’t know about was something called Biocides that are used in jet fuel to kill bacteria, yeast, and fungi. Now, I shouldn’t really be surprised after all of this research I’ve been doing lately.  If you’ve been reading along then you know about Pseudomonas Putida (the very versatile oil eating bacteria capable of all kinds of things) and so on but I never though that such things growing in the tanks and fuel lines of jets would be a real problem, but it appears that it is. I’m not sure this is of any significance but thought I would post about it just in case. This idea of germs in jet fuel was given to me by Clark, thanks Clark !

Twenty-seven (27) individual species of bugs can occur in diesel fuel

Now, diesel fuel is not jet fuel but I thought this list of “things” that can grow in it is interesting. This information can be found HERE.

Bacteria utilize hydrocarbons and reproduce ‘asexually’ by binary fission; swelling in size as they feed, they then separate into two cells. In this way microbes double their numbers every 20 minutes, one spore becomes 262,144 in 6 hours.  Typical bacteria known to utilise hydrocarbons are Pseudomonas aeruginosa, other Pseudomonas species, Flavobacterium spp., Acinetobacter spp., Alcaligenes spp., Micrococcus spp., Arthobacter spp., Corynebacterium spp., Brevibacterium spp., Klebsiella app.

Yeast bud onto the parent cell, then eventually separate. Reproduction takes several hours and yeast prefer acidy environments. Typical yeasts growing on hydrocarbons are Candida spp., Saccharomyces spp., Torula spp., Torulopsis spp., Hansenula spp.

Fungus grow in the form of branched hyphae, a few microns in diameter, forming thick, tough, intertwined mycelial mats at fuel/water interfaces. Typical moulds which degrade hydrocarbons are Penicillium spp., Aspergillus spp., Fusarium spp., Monilia spp., Botrytis spp, Cunninghammella spp., Scopulariopsis spp., Cladisporium resinae,  Hormonicus resinae.

 

If you recall my very first blog post titled “Does this identification mean anything? I do not know” focused on Pseudomonas Putida, one of the two forms of bacteria Dr. Wymore cultured off actual Morgellon fibers. The other one was Corynebacterium efficiens and I noticed that Corynebacterium spp appears in the bacteria list above, probably of no significance however.

What does fascinate me is all these things growing in fuel, including jet fuel. At first I wondered if these things could be raining down upon us but it’s probably very unlikely that they could survive even in fuel that might not be burning clean, however, anything is possible.

 

Biocides for Jet Fuel

From Fuel Quality Services, Inc.

Microbial contamination in aviation fuel systems dates back to the 1950’s. For over half a century fungi and bacteria have consumed kerosene type fuels and have demonstrated their ability to survive the freeze and thaw cycles of the aircraft fuel systems during flight. Microbes enter aircraft fuel systems as a result of poor housekeeping, contaminated hydrant systems, separators and storage tanks. Microbial contamination undoubtedly creates biomats that clog scavenge systems, coats fuel quality indicator system (FQIS) probes, and leads to structural corrosion.

I’m sure these folks make a fine product, I only present this information here to demonstrate that jet fuel, like diesel fuel is effected by bacteria, yeast, and fungi.

 

Are Bacteria Floating Around In and Falling From the Sky?

When I was originally researching Pseudomonas Putida I stumbled across some information about how Putida can actually be found high in our atmosphere among  the clouds. I’m not saying this is coming from jet fuel by any means, probably by simple evaporation processes.

Fluorescent pseudomonads isolated from Hebridean cloud and rain water produce biosurfactants but do not cause ice nucleation

Microorganisms were discovered in clouds over 100 years ago but information on bacterial community structure and function is limited. Clouds may not only be a niche within which bacteria could thrive but they might also influence dynamic processes using ice nucleating and cloud condensing abilities. Cloud and rain samples were collected from two mountains in the Outer Hebrides, NW Scotland, UK. Cloud samples were dominated by a mixture of fluorescent Pseudomonas spp., some of which have been reported to be ice nucleators.

 

I just thought this was interesting and would document it.

 

Bees, Collapsing Colony Disorder (or CCD), and TNT

I have been following the CCD syndrome these past few years and thought I would throw this into the mix. If you haven’t heard about CCD here’s a quick definition from wikipedia on CCD.

Colony collapse disorder (or CCD) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or Western honey bee colony abruptly disappear. While such disappearances have occurred throughout the history of apiculture, the term colony collapse disorder was first applied to a drastic rise in the number of disappearances of Western honey bee colonies in North America in late 2006.

 

Here is a quote from the article Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees on the seriousness of the situation.

One of us (vanEngelsdorp) performed autopsies on Hackenberg’s remaining insects and found symptoms never observed before, such as scar tissue in the internal organs. Initial tests also detected some of the usual suspects in bee disease. In the gut contents we found spores of nosema, single-celled fungal parasites that can cause bee dysentery. The spore counts in these and in subsequent samples, however, were not high enough to explain the losses. Molecular analysis of Hackenberg’s bees, performed by the other of us (Cox-Foster), also revealed surprising levels of viral infections of various known types. But no single pathogen found in the insects could explain the scale of the disappearance.

In other words, the bees were all sick, but each colony seemed to suffer from a different combination of diseases. We hypothesized that something had compromised the bees’ immune system, making them susceptible to any number of infections that healthy colonies would normally fend off.  And Hackenberg was right: the prime suspects, varroa mites, were not present in numbers significant enough to explain the sudden die-off.

 

TNT (Dynamite) – What could this have to do with Bees?

I thought I would bring up a subtle point about honey bees and TNT (dynamite) which is really an acronym for Trinitrotoluene (Tri-nitro-toluene).  Yep, there’s our old friend Toluene again.  Interestingly, they use honey bees to locate mines so they can be deactivated. The thing is, these bees think they are finding food, how interesting.

 

Look at this question posed by a beekeeper in Africa and his dilemma.

I am wondering if you can help. I am a small bee farmer in South Africa. I specialize in the control and removal of problem swarms. I have removed them from some of the strangest places. I have just had a request from a company to assist them at their factory. They process TNT and the bees seem to be attracted to it in a big way. Workers get stung on occasions while carrying the TNT and should they drop it, well you can just imagine. This has already happend on a few occasions with some serious results. The cardboard boxes which the TNT comes in, attract swarms once it is empty and discarded. 2 or 3 swarms are "caught" this way every week. I don’t have a problem with sorting out this problem, but it interests me to find out what is attracting the bees. This will also help in the solving of the problem.

Considering all of the Toluene pollution that could be found by bees one wonders if they are able to find it and thus mistake it as food and poison the hive? There is some incredibly bizarre stuff about how these bees abandon and hive, and no other bees will go in to raid the food, the bees leave their brood and even abandon the queen.

 

And finally, one more quote from WHY ARE THE BEES DISAPPEARING?

It is a fact that honeybees have been used to detect land mines because they are attracted to some component of the explosives used in the mines. They actually pick this material up and bring it back to the colony where it can be analyzed by the people doing the study. If bees are attracted to some component of explosives, isn’t it possible they are also attracted to some unknown (or unlisted) component of pesticides? The chemical structure of the highly dangerous explosive, TNT, or TriNitroToluene, which is used in land mines is benzene and a methy group of chemicals.

Benzene and toluene, two components of TNT are also inert ingredients used in many pesticides. I believe the bees are attracted to pesticides containing these inert ingredients as they are to TNT. If so, the bees may be attracted to trees and shrubs that are being sprayed and will be more inclined to pick up the pesticides and bring it back to their colonies where they can contaminate many more individual bees as well as the honey in the hive.

 

Now, I know this is pretty anecdotal and might give you cause to laugh but how many sufferers have themselves thought “If only I can move, this stuff is all over my house, my yard. I’m out of here?” In fact, I know many that have, and even a few that abandoned their homes to live in tents.  Could the immune systems of the honey bees actually be being destroyed by them finding sources of Toluene and bringing it back to the hive? Is what is happening to the bees similar to what is happening to Morgellons sufferers? You know how they make honey, here’s how (HERE).

Finally, I’ll leave you with a bee joke that will amuse you.

A bee walks into a doctors office and says to the doctor … “Doc, I’m covered in varroa mites, I can feel them crawling all over me and then he opens a matchbox full of them to show the doctor. The doctor smiles and says “Have you been reading that darned internet again …..”

Sorry for such a strange set of topics tonight everyone. Just getting some thoughts down on paper …

Permethrin Cream with Toluene and Insect Vectors

My First two blog posts can be found here in case you missed them.

  1. Does this identification mean anything? I do not know
  2. Mr. Morgellons meet Mr. Meth, Your Distant Cousin

This is just going to be a quick blog post. This post poses more questions, but I’m working through some stuff in my head and just thinking out loud here. This post might seem a little disjointed to you.

Permethrin Cream and Toluene

I ran across something kind of interesting. The Scabies creams it would appear, contain Toluene. I look back at this now and think I really poisoned myself with this stuff, did it greatly contribute to my problem? I don’t know. Obviously I had a problem already or I wouldn’t have been using Permethrin to begin with. Funny how Permethrin has the word “Meth” in it isn’t it? Many other folks have used Permethrin thinking they first had Scabies, here’s a quote from a forum post I found.

If you dont know what a pbo is than look it up on the internet. In "elimite 5% permethrin cream" or generic brand, which you are all using, the pbo is: butylated hydroxy-toluene. Thats right, Toluene, and we all know how dangerous that is. It is added to the permethrin to counter act the scabies enzyme which neutralizes pyrethroids, In other words straight permethrin WONT always kill them!

Interestingly this Google Search on Toluene and Permethrin brings up an awful lot of hits. I will do more research on this but for the record Toluene is used in all kinds of stuff, including Gasoline (the MTBE Connection?) and more. Could bioremediation type Pseudomonas Putida geared for breaking down Toluene have taken to us because of our Toluene exposure?

The Insect Vector

I know I said I wasn’t going to talk about Lyme Disease but I was directed to this video by Dr. Stricker which I found very interesting. You can click on the button on the lower right of the video to go full screen.

 

stricker

 

I know at one point I actually did have bird mites on me, could insect bites be the vector? Take deer ticks for instance, they feed off deer (and all kinds of other rodents like field mice and such) could they be picking up all kinds of agro bacteria like AgroBacterium or Pseudomonas Putida? Deer are likely to feed on corn crops when they are tiny and supple and full of such bacterium. I know they eat many of our garden plants that are young which they would never eat when full grown. Could ticks and even mosquitoes be our vector?

I actually did have Lyme disease back in 1992 and it was very devastating. I feel I never really got rid of it, but my onset of Morgellons was caused by something different. I was a member of LymeNet.org and I can tell you that there all kinds of threads up there from folks regarding “skin crawling” and biting sensations. For instance, here are a few links you can click on:

 

  1. Can’t get rid of the twitching and crawling and biting sensations…
  2. Is something biting me?
  3. The burning skin feeling, is it a die off?

 

I could go on and on here, there are hundreds of such threads on the LymeNet.org site that mention folks both with “biting” and “skin crawling” sensations. Please DO NOT go up there, register, and starting telling everybody that they have Morgellons, there is no sense in that (trust me, I know from experience).  Interestingly, a large percentage of them state that after doing some anti-biotic the skin crawling went away such as doxycycline and some others.

 

Summary

Could insects be vectoring in the bacteria being used in our modern day Pharming (Pharmaceutical Farming)? If you took the time to watch Dr. Strickers video above, and I suggest you should, you will see that he calls ticks the sewer of the insect world showing all of the diseases they carry. After all, they feed on the blood of whatever creature is around. Its like sharing needles with rats, mice, deer, racoons, and who knows what else. And what if they fed off deer which are likely to eat the young tender shoots in new our new Phields (Pharmaceutical Fields).

From Oh Deer!

 

Deer are herbivores: They eat plants. In spring and summer, they graze on clover, grasses, and tree buds. In the fall they switch to high-energy food such as acorns, wild grapes, and other fruits. During the winter they nibble the tender shoots and twigs of trees and shrubs. Deer also like corn, soybeans, and other farm crops.

 

Could the reason be that some Morgellons sufferers also have Lyme Disease is that the two, being separate and distinct infections, are carried by the same common insect pests? Could ticks and/or even mosquitoes be our vector? 

I will try harder on my next post, I’ve been in the tank with Morgellons lately, the fibro/fatigue that comes with Morgellons can really take its toll as I’m sure many of you know.

I think Dr. Stricker’s work, could be very fruitful, could the bacteria being used in agro pharming show up in our ticks and mosquitoes? That would be an interesting thing to find out and probably not all that difficult to find out for someone.

Mr. Morgellons meet Mr. Meth, Your Distant Cousin

Before you react in anger over the title of this post it is important for you to know that I am a Morgellons sufferer and I am certainly not a Methamphetamine user nor do I think Morgellons is caused by Meth use. Have an open mind and be willing to learn, you are going to be very surprised I think. I will go where ever the facts go, the only stake I have in this game is the hope of a cure.

First: Did You Read Part One?

If you didn’t read my first blog post I strongly urge you to read it now, before continuing. My first blog post can be found here and it’s called Does this identification mean anything? I do not know.  In summary, I discussed Dr. Wymore’s culturing of Pseudomonas Putida from Morgellons fibers and the ramifications which are many. It’s important to know that Pseudomonas Putida can and does turn things like oil and glucose into Toluene, a very toxic chemical. Remember that name, Toluene, it’s key to where we are going. However, if you do not take the time to read my first post you might as well stop reading now because you’re really not interested. If you want to understand this disease invest the 10 minutes it will take to read it.

 

The Morgellons / Methamphetamine Connection (Non Obvious Surprise)

WARNING SIGNS OF METH USE

Meth users will exhibit numerous signs of use, the most obvious of which are hyperactivity, incessant talking, and wakefulness. The drug produces a false sense of confidence in the user. Users will often have a loss of appetite and become extremely irritable and moody. Prolonged meth abuse can resemble symptoms of schizophrenia characterized by hallucinations, paranoia, and repetitive behavior patterns. Abusers develop delusions of insects under the skin known as “speed bugs” or “meth bugs,” which cause the user to pick at the skin incessantly resulting in open lesions. As the effects of the drug wear off, users may experience drug cravings, depressed moods, lethargy, and prolonged periods of sleep lasting 24 hours or more.

 

The part in “red” above is not the surprise, it coming though, sit tight. However, surely if you have been following the Morgellons mystery you have heard Morgellons written off as merely a bunch of former or current methamphetamine users. It’s quite common for meth users to totally freak out and claim that there are bugs crawling under their skin. Sound familiar? However, I am about to make a rather shocking claim that there is in fact a connection between Morgellons and Methamphetamine use, but not the connection you might think. Maybe there is a reason Meth users and Morgellon sufferers share these common traits? Hold onto your seat, this is going to get very interesting.
 

Methamphetamine Ingredients

There is a very interesting ingredient that is used by those running meth labs and that ingredient is Toluene. Yes, the very same chemical that Pseudomonas Putida can both create and bioremediate (degrade). I provided links with examples of Pseudomonas Putida creating Toluene in my first blog post. If you have any doubt regarding the connection between Pseudomonas Putida and Toluene click HERE.

Meth “cooks” use most or all of the ingredients below to make methamphetamine. Most all of the ingredients below come with a warning label telling the consumer not to ingest the product.

 


Gasoline additives
Rubbing Alcohol
Ether (starting fluid)
Benzene
Paint thinner
Freon
Acetone
Chloroform
Camp stove fuel
Anhydrous ammonia
White gasoline
Pheynl-2-Propane
Phenylacetone
Phenylpropanolamine
Rock, table or Epsom salt Red Phosphorous
Toluene (found in brake cleaner) 
Red Devil Lye
Drain cleaner
Muraitic acid
Battery acid
Lithium from batteries
Sodium metal
Ephedrine
Cold tablets
Diet aids
Iodine
Bronchodialators
Energy boosters
Iodine crystals

 

Now, if that is not enough to make you swear to yourself never to use meth then I don’t know what is. Interestingly however, our friend Toluene shows up in the meth ingredient list (which they get from brake fluid).  Could there be a real connection here? Is this yet just another coincidence? Both Morgellons sufferers and Meth users claim to have bugs crawling under their skin and can end up covered in lesions and sores. “But there are so many chemicals in that list above” you say, “It could be any of them, or, meth users could be simply delusional and whacked out due to the overwhelming toxicity of meth”.  I don’t think Meth users are delusional when it comes to “meth bugs”. No, they feel the same thing we do because they are ingesting Toluene into their bodies. But in order to prove that we would need to have evidence that Toluene is known to cause such manifestations and symptoms.

 

Toluene (a neurotoxin) – Toxicity Symptoms

Let’s start out with a series of links

Okay, so there’s some information regarding Toluene and it’s ability to cause itching, dermatitus, and other skin ailments, but is that enough evidence?

 

Enter “Neuro-Cutaneous Syndrome” (NCS) and Toluene

Now, this find was really kind of “gem” for me. Was I asleep at the switch? I had never heard of this, but it sounds exactly like Morgellons. From “An Overview of Neuro-Cutaneous Syndrome (NCS)” which can be found HERE.

Abstract

A detailed analysis of the clinical history of a random sample of 50 NCS patients (9 males, 41 females) is reported. Symptoms are classified into six categories, neurological, dermatological (including opportunistic skin infections), systemic, oral, allergic and general. The most common symptoms in each of these categories in the same order are pin prick and crawling sensations, skin lesions and sores, respiratory and bowel disturbances, gum disease, sensitivities to light, noise and mold, and fatigue and insomnia. Symptoms were relatively similar in both sexes. These results are tabulated and their biological foundation explained. The misdiagnosis of NCS by medical professionals is discussed. NCS symptoms in toothless patients and those on recreational drugs are described. Over 360 dental toxins are placed in four major categories and their mode of action explained. Incubation period varied between a few hours to 28 years. Our protocol for rehabilitation is included. All patients following and completing our rehabilitation protocol recovered.

 

You will really want to visit the link the NCS site after finishing this post, and we’re almost done, but there’s more evidence here, and that is Toluene and it’s relationship to NCS, amazing, it is mentioned at least four times in the article such as “Toluene is a known potent nerve toxin”. Take a look at this quote from the article.

Neurological symptoms are the most prevalent and most diagnostic of NCS. All NCS patients experience skin irritation manifesting as pin prick or crawling and movement sensations; usually both (Table 1). These sensations are caused by damage to nerve cells caused by such dental materials as Toluene2,3 and methacrylates.7 Damage to the nervous system also manifest in loss of memory, brain fog, poor concentration and vision problems in many NCS patients. Males appear to be more susceptible to burning sensations and body tremors than females. The pin prick and crawling sensations were most severe (Table 1) and are considered the primary diagnostic symptoms of NCS even in absence of all other symptoms.

 

One other thing I haven’t mentioned is that Meth users suffer terrible tooth decay, the pictures are to gruesome to even post and that many Morgellons Sufferers also suffer sudden onset tooth decay, NCS also talks about this. The NCS site even talks about Collembola.

Opportunistic infections with springtails (Collembola) from NCS patients’ sores, especially scalp sores, are not uncommon (Table 2). Arthropods are attracted to open sores, especially those infected with micro-organisms, for feeding, moisture and possibly nesting. Facial sores of one NCS patient living in an old musty home in a wooded area in Oklahoma included a tick, an ants, a caterpillar, thrips, oribatid mite, and parts of a wasp, cranefly and other insects.4 Other arthropods collected from open facial sores of NCS patients include fleas, beetles, winged flies and midges, and spiders2,3. It should be noted that all kinds of opportunistic infections represent only aggravating but not causal factors of NCS sores.

Summary

This is either an incredible set of coincidences or there really is something here. What have we learned?

From my First Post

  • Dr. Wymore cultured  Pseudomonas Putida (soil bacterium) directly from Morgellons fibers
  • A clinical study that was done under the auspices of the National Pediculosis Association found Collembola in those originally told they were DOP
  • Collembola (tiny Microanthropods) prefer to feed on Pseudomonas Putida
  • Pseudomonas Putida can transform synthetic oil and glucose (readily found in the human body) into Toluene
  • Toluene is a very toxic neurotoxin not easily eliminated from the human body
  • Morgellons Patients have told me they have had Toluene show up blood work (hearsay evidence I agree)
  • We have Trisha Springsteads article stating her observations – “So the human bodies of these sufferers are becoming like soil and what does that attract? Fungus, mold and parasites”
  • There’s more too about fibers that move and such, you must read my first post …

From this Post

  • Morgellons sufferers (not all) and Meth users get lesions and sores on their skin.
  • Morgellons sufferers and Meth users feel the sensations of bugs crawling under their skin
  • Toluene is an ingredient in Meth
  • Toluene, if my assumptions in part one are correct, are present in both the bodies of Morgellons and Meth users
  • Toluene is a known and strong skin irritant, which can cause burning, itching, redness, swelling and dermatitis of the skin, as well as nerve damage.
  • There is a condition called Neuro-Cutaneous Syndrome (NCS) that references Toluene as being one of the major factors behind the condition, which includes “pin prick and crawling sensations, skin lesions and sores, respiratory and bowel disturbances, gum disease, sensitivities to light, noise and mold, and fatigue and insomnia
  • On the Neuro-Cutaneous Syndrome (NCS)  site they even talk about fibers.

 

We are vastly moving beyond the point where we can believe this is all sheer coincidence. If you look at the material safety sheet it can cause all kinds of things, including heart problems, central nervous system problems, and even death, not to mention all the facts that point to it being the cause of our condition. Could NCS really be Morgellons?

In our case however, if it is the Putida, we are different than the Meth users in this regard because Putida is a soil based organism and can be strong attractant to Collembola and other bugs, we not only have the nerve damage from the Toluene that makes us feel like we have bugs, but potentially, many of us also do have real bugs.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a quote from this page I found, I’m not sure if it is true, but have no reason to think it is not. From “America’s Next Top Bacteria

 

Pseudomonas putida is a bacteria that was discovered fairly recently. 1991 is the earliest report of this bacteria. In 1992, French scientists found a bacteria that fed specifically on oil. This was the first report of any type of oil eating microbes. Later, in 2001, Elf Aquitaine researchers found this bacteria. They used it as a more efficient way to decontaminate landfills. This was the first large experiment recorded using pseudomonas putida. The experiment lasted a year ad went of without a hitch. The experiment was very successful. Then in 2002, a small group of scientist from The United States Department of Energy discovered a very similar bacteria that removes pollutants from coal. This bacteria was used to produce a cleaner burning coal.

Funny the timing of 1991 which is relatively new and in agreement with the Morgellons timeline and in France of all places, where Morgellons is first referenced in medical history during the 1600’s.

I guess this could all be simply cleared up by finding out if in fact we have toluene in our blood or skin or even Putida for that matter. Who knows, some environmental Toluene poisoning from coal burning?  Perhaps it’s not doctors we need, but Toxocologists and Bioengineers to track this down, if you read any of the documents in the Bioengineering fields you can see how advanced the technology is, they of all people ought to be able to figure out what is the matter with us.

Does this identification mean anything? I do not know

In April of 2006 Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D.  formerly of the Morgellons Research Foundation (MRF) asked this seemingly rhetorical question during an interview

        “Does this identification mean anything? I do not know.

Interestingly, there was never another word uttered about the identification and the question was just left hanging there as if asking the reader to unravel the question. Well, that is just what this blog post is about, answering the question as to whether his discovery means anything. So what is this identification? What does it mean? And where does it lead us? Stay with me on this journey, a journey that will cause even the most hardened skeptic to question his own thinking regarding the Morgellons mystery.

A Quote From the Interview by Dr. Wymore

Here is my research update that includes failures, dead-ends, unknowns and observations that will never be published, because no one in the research world would be interested. Some of what I am about to tell you has only been done once and until it is replicated is fairly meaningless in scientific circles. Yes, as I will discuss below, there has been DNA sequencing. No, it has not revealed the likely cause of Morgellons.

Individual red and blue Morgellons fibers were placed in bacterial media and cultured at body temperature. Isolates of those bacterial populations were grown on lab preparative media, blood agar, chocolate agar and a type of media that tends to support fungi better than bacteria. The bacteria were stained with various stains and observed both alive and dead. The bacteria were separated out into pure cultures (I think). PCR was performed and the amplified DNA was sent to a commercial sequencing lab to do the DNA sequencing. Two different bacterial species were identified.

They were:

a) Pseudomonas putida and
b) Corynebacterium efficiens.

Does this identification mean anything? I do not know. Both of these can cause infections, especially in immunocompromised individuals. Both of these bacterial types are found in soil and can be found in skin.

So there you see Dr. Wymore’s seemingly rhetorical question in a larger context, and that he cultured what could easily be overlooked, two types of soil bacterium were positively cultured from Morgellons fibers. One of them is of particular interest.

 

       “Yes, Dr. Wymore, Pseudomonas Putida just might mean everything

 


COLLEMBOLA  FOUND IN SCRAPINGS FROM INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH DELUSORY PARASITOSIS

Let’s go now to a clinical study that was done under the auspices of the National Pediculosis Association (NPA) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.  Here is the description.

Abstract – Twenty individuals diagnosed with delusory parasitosis (DOP) participated in a single site clinical study under the auspices of the National Pediculosis Association (NPA) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The objective of this study was to determine if there were any common factors in skin scrapings collected from this population. These individuals, whose symptoms were originally attributed to lice or scabies, were part of a larger group reporting symptoms of stinging/biting and/or crawling to the NPA. Multiple skin scrapings from each person were microscopically examined. Any and all fields of view that appeared incongruous to normal human skin were digitally photographed. When the photographic images were initially evaluated, no common factor was identified. However, more extensive scrutiny using imaging software revealed evidence of Collembola in 18 of the 20 participants.

 

Interestingly, these 20 individuals were written off as DOP  which is the same label that is being applied to Morgellons patients. However, they were found to be infected with Collembola. But what are Collembola (commonly called Springtails) and what possible link could they have to the soil bacterium Pseudomonas Putida?

Microarthropod Folsomia Candida (Collembola) – See the Wikipedia Entry, basically, we are talking about a very, very tiny insect. Below is a photograph from the study showing one of the collembola.

Notice the image in the upper right corner, software contrasting tools were used to bring out the definition – click on the image for a much larger view.  In sheer numbers, they are reputed to be one of the most abundant of all macroscopic animals, with estimates of 100,000 individuals per cubic meter of topsoil.  Collembola or Springtails are cryptozoa frequently found in leaf litter and other decaying material, where they are primarily detritivores and microbivores, and one of the main biological agents responsible for the control and the dissemination of soil microorganisms.

Imagine what a couple of thousand of these guys must feel like crawling under your skin, biting, chewing, and tunneling around as they go. We know at least the folks in the Oklahoma Study were infested with them. Surely by now you must be asking “What in the world are are soil Microarthropod’s doing living in human beings? Even more unexplainable is that they prefer decaying leaf litter loaded with soil based microorganisms.

This is where our old friend Pseudomonas Putida the soil based bacterium comes into play

 

The Pseudomonas Putida – Collembola Connection

As it turns out, there is a very strong connection between Pseudomonas Putida and Collembola (the Microarthropod). 

The Gut of the Soil Microarthropod Folsomia candida (Collembola) Is a Frequently Changeable but Selective Habitat and a Vector for Microorganisms

A total of 11 different taxonomic bacterial groups and the filamentous fungus Acremonium charticola were isolated from the guts of five F. candida (Collembola) specimens. The most abundant isolate was related to Erwinia amylovora (96.2% DNA sequence similarity to its 16S rRNA gene). F. candida (Collembola) preferred to feed on Pseudomonas putida and three indigenous gut isolates rather than eight different type culture strains.

Interestingly enough somebody has actually researched this and found out that out of all the soil bacteria available to Collembola they actually prefer to feed on Pseudomonas Putida.

 

Quick Review

So, to review at this point we have a group of people suffering, being told it’s all “in their head” only later to find out they were infected with Collembola after all. Then we have Dr. Wymore’s interview stating he cultured Pseudomonas Putida directly from Morgellons fibers. And finally, we have the scientific work above identifying Pseudomonas Putida as the favorite food of the Microarthropod Collembola. It would seem the skin and body of the Morgellons sufferer has become like a rotting log, or the very least as favorable a home to both soil bacteria and soil based pests that they are both perfectly at home living in us.

If that was all of the information we had to link these two culprits together that would be interesting enough, however, we are only getting started, there is much more evidence.

 

More on the Dr. Wymore Interview

Near the end of the interview Dr. Wymore makes this statement

I feel that springtails can be eliminated. The primers for the stretch of sprintail DNA will amplify a specific gene from over a thousand species of Collembola and yet we can never amplify this DNA from fibers, scabs, dried skin or callous material.

Even if the Collembola had been in contact with the scabs or the fibers it is likely they would have shed a few cells and that should be enough to amplify the Collembola DNA. Since that hasn’t happened, I consider it unlikely that Collembola are the cause of most of the Morgellons symptoms. Also, none of the Collembola proponents have explained to me where the fibers are coming from or why the neurological effects would make any sense from a Collembola infestation.

Now, the mere fact that Dr. Wymore couldn’t find any Collembola DNA doesn’t surprise me as I think that it would be a very difficult task indeed. The Oklahoma (NPA) study went to great lengths just to identify “whole” Collembola that were lying around in their skin scrapings, in fact, they were initially all overlooked, but later found.

But let’s go down the fiber path now. Dr. Wymore raises a good point, what connection could there be?

 

Rhizobacteria

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Formulations and its Scope in Commercialization for the Management of Pests and DiseasesHere is a quote from “Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Formulations and its Scope in Commercialization for the Management of Pests and Diseases

The export oriented agricultural and horticultural crops depends on the export of residue free produce and has created a great potential and demand for the incorporation of biopesticides in crop protection. To ensure the sustained availability of biocontrol agent’s mass production technique and formulation development protocols has to be standardized to increase the shelf life of the formulation. It facilitates the industries to involve in commercial production of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). PGPR with wide scope for commercialization includes Pseudomonas fluorescens, P. putida, P. aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis and other Bacillus spp. The potential PGPR isolates are formulated using different organic and inorganic carriers either through solid or liquid fermentation technologies. They are delivered either through seed treatment, bio-priming, seedling dip, soil application, foliar spray, fruit spray, hive insert, sucker treatment and sett treatment. Application of PGPR formulations with strain mixtures perform better than individual strains for the management of pest and diseases of crop plants, in addition to plant growth promotion. Supplementation of chitin in the formulation increases the efficacy of antagonists. More than 33 products of PGPR have been registered for commercial use in greenhouse and field in North America. Though PGPR has a potential scope in commercialization, the threat of certain PGPR (P. aeruginosa, P. cepacia and B. cereus) to infect human beings as opportunistic pathogens has to be clarified before large scale acceptance, registration and adoption of PGPR for pest and disease management.

Interestingly, Pseudomonas Putida is one of the core building blocks in Genetically Modified (GM) Agriculture applications, including Pseudomonas fluorescens which is fluourescent. And finally, a new player in our post thus far, Bacillus Subtillus.

 

Bacillus Subtillus

This is also a very interesting bacteria, it can actually provide an incredible boost the human immune system (I would never take soil bacteria into my body, I suggest you avoid all supplements that do). You might want to take a quick look at this article “The Bacillus Subtilis Story” and I think you will be quite shocked, an amazing story if true. This could certainly trigger some type of auto-immune response in humans.

"So the Nazis began carefully examining fresh camel and horse dung. What they discovered was that it was teeming with a powerful bacterial microorganism which later came to be called Bacillus subtilis. This bacteria, it turned out, is so strong that it practically cannibalizes all harmful microorganisms in the human body — particularly pathogenic bacteria like the virulent strain which was causing dysentery in the German troops."

But the immune building powers of Bacillus Subtillus is just an interesting side story that might play some role in our disease. The real reason we want to take a look at Bacillus Subtillus is its ability to grow living, moving fibers. Yes, bacteria growing fibers that move, writhe, and wriggle. I imagine this would feel quite strange under the skin as well. Let’s take a look at the work of Mendelson.

Motions caused by the growth of Bacillus subtilis macrofibres in fluid medium result in new forms of movement of the multicellular structures over solid surfaces

A terminal loop rolling over a glass surface

Dual view images of a large ball structure perching on ‘legs’ and being moved by contact of the large peripheral fibres that originate at the periphery of the ball (supplementary data to Fig. 8)

Very interesting, we have a bacteria that can actually grow fibers. The movement is actually due to the growth of the bacteria. Interestingly, many Morgellons sufferers talking about their fibers moving but they stop moving within at least 2o minutes after being removed from the body. Is this because they have been removed from their food source? Finally, Bacillus Subtillus is being used in PGPR’s (Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria) in the United States and they also contain Pseudomonas fluorescens, Pseudomonas putida.

So, to answer Dr. Wymores question “What do the fibers have to do with Collembola?” the answer is probably nothing. But I am suggesting that a person with Morgellons has been exposed to a combination of bacteria, that has taken hold in his body, and this is something not meant to be in the human body. But nonetheless, if true, these new GMO concoctions might have taken to their new human hosts quite well, bringing with them their common predators such as Collembola and other “critters”.

I’m not saying the fibers are definitely Bacillus Subtillus, but then, who knows how soil bacteria and plant bacteria are going to react in the human body.

 

Pseudomonas Putida – The Plastic Maker

These little bacteria when tweaked with a gene or two from various creatures can do some pretty amazing things. One of them is to turn toxic oils spills into biodegradable plastic. From the article Bacteria Eating Up Oil Spills and Producing Biodegradable Plastic. Here is a quote from the article:

 

Kevin O’Connor and his colleagues produced a chemical cocktail made up of more than 80 percent styrene oil plus low volumes of other toxicants. Frankly, they haven’t expected that their test bacteria, P. putida CA-3, a special strain of a common soil microbe, would do too well.

However, the bacteria managed to turn 64 grams of undistilled styrene oil into nearly 3 grams of additional bacteria. In the process, the bacteria also produced 1.6 grams of a biodegradable plastic called polyhydroxyalkanoates, or PHA. The PHA is already used to make everything from forks to vitamins.

We cannot yet say that this bacterium literally changes an environmental problem into a beneficial substance because it also produces some amounts of other toxic byproducts such as toluene. Nevertheless, it is a good start.

 

If you really want to explore this subject hit this Google Query. But Pseudomonas Putida can do more than make things out of oil spills, it can also be fed glucose, something readily found in the human body and again the byproduct is tolene, see Production of toluene cis-glycol by Pseudomonas putida in glucose feb-batch culture.

While I have purposely strayed away from some of the bizarre things going on inside a Morgellons sufferer’s body, one of them (not in everyone however) is that hard plastic bits are forced up out of the skin, sometimes large pieces of white plastic. In fact, I have seen rather large chunks coming out of peoples lips, faces and so on, quite strange yes, but impossible? No, not at all. In fact, this is often a large part of what a Morgellons sufferer goes through.

 

More on the Chemical Toluene

Here is the wikipedia information Toluene.

Toluene, also known as methylbenzene or phenylmethane, is a clear, water-insoluble liquid with the typical smell of paint thinners, redolent of the sweet smell of the related compound benzene. It is a very toxic substance and as the wikipedia information states, “As toluene has very low water solubility, it cannot exit the body via the normal routes (urine, feces, or sweat). It must be metabolized in order to be excreted.”

Why all the talk of Toluene? Well, this is another thing that has often showed up in the bloodwork of Morgellons patients. I have been told directly by many person who have had extensive toxicology tests done that high levels of Toluene and related compounds were found in their blood work. Some of these people told me they were patients of Dr. Hildegarde Staninger as she often has extensive lab tests done in order to try to figure out what might be going on within a persons body. In fact, it was other Morgellons sufferers reporting this to me that helped me to really begin to put things together.

 

Morgellons in France During the 1600’s

Many might not be aware of where the term Morgellons actually comes from. As it turns out the name was adopted from the Morgellons of the 1600’s in France. Yes, that long ago. Whether or not our Morgellons and what they were dealing with at that time are the same I do not know, but they were similar enough that the name has been applied to us.

However, and I think this is very important, none of the evidence I have conveyed above precludes this theory from it also being the cause of Morgellons in the 1600’s. Pseudomonas Putida is a common soil bacterium, Collembola have lived for eons and Putida is like ringing the dinner bell for them. The only difference between Morgellons now and then is our wide spread use in agriculture of the main players as listed above. Morgellons is now world wide. And if what I have stated above is true its being used in our food supply, being sprayed aerially, and being used readily. It is quite possibly that during the 1600’s persons became infected with Putida, this requires no extraordinary act.

 

Summary

This is not the end of the story, no, not by a long shot, this is only Part One. We didn’t talk about Pseudomonas fluorescens which has the ability to fluoresce which many Morgellons sufferers, including myself, have witnessed. I would like to thank Dr. Wymore for his work and posting the interview which sparked my investigation into this line of enquiry.

I would also like to thank Trisha Springstead for her effort in our cause. Trisha is a former surgical charge nurse and clinical educator who now works as an advocate for patient’s rights. You can read a recent interview by her here:

Morgellons: Expert Says Awareness and Early Treatment are Paramount

I would also like to post a small quote Trisha made that I am in total agreement with.

I took slides to my friend who is an entomologist and we found fungal hyphae, alternarium, and pathogenic funguses on the slides. These are not things that grow in humans. They are organisms that grow in plants. So the human bodies of these sufferers are becoming like soil and what does that attract? Fungus, mold and parasites.

 

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers to Trisha, She gets it.  Jeers to those inside our own community who try to control who researches Morgellons and the smear campaigns they wage against fellow researchers, and you know who you are.

 

Finally, a related article on Morgellons can be found here:
Morgellons: Terrifying New Disease Reaching Pandemic Status

 

I would like to keep the comments open for intelligent discourse, but this isn’t the place to hang out if you want to talk about crazy conspiracy theory’s, chemtrails, aliens, population control theories, or Lyme Disease. If I have to I’ll just turn comments off.

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