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Re-awakening and happy to be here

Discussion in 'Meet and Greet' started by ValerieBee, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

    I found my way to Dr. Jack Kruse's work through a link from a "holistic cancer parents" facebook page. My son is 4, and was diagnosed in January 2017 with a rare sarcoma, pleuropulmonary blastoma with secondary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. He is in remission now after chemo and complementary therapies followed by surgery.

    We live a lifestyle already designed to reduce toxic load and optimize health, as far as I understood. As much organic or homegrown food as possible for our wallets and sanity, cloth diapers, homemade detergents, filtering fluoride out of our water, etc. Our children were both born at home and are not vaccinated and have minimal interaction with allopathic medical care. He was on antibiotics once for Lyme which was detected right away and went away after abx and homeopathics, and he had tylenol maybe 3 times in his life. So I had to ask myself, how could a child with seemingly less risk factors than most American children get cancer? And yes, genetics were tested. NO mutations found though his doc said he "would've bet his house" on a mutation, and now they're looking for a mutation that would be a new discovery. Whatever. (I think genetic determinism is a HUGE red herring in medicine, but that's another soapbox).

    I remembered that we had a smart meter installed on our home not too long ago, and my son was gifted a tablet for Christmas when he was 3, and even with the minimal time I allowed him I still noticed his "bad" behavior and emotional control went haywire in direct proportion to how long he watched anything on that tablet. We also bought a new car that had bluetooth wired in, a first for us. So, his EMF exposure changed dramatically and quickly....just like his sarcoma grew. My son went from super healthy to in the ER and PICU with a 12x12x14 cm tumor in his chest that pressed on his heart and thorax and had collapsed one lung. Docs estimate that tumor grew in a matter of weeks.

    I had heard wi-fi and smart meters potentially had bad health effects, but I will admit I didn't fight our smart meter. It was installed when I wasn't home, and our state does not allow an opt-out (at this point anyway) so it seemed a futile battle. I was overwhelmed by all the work I was already doing to try to keep our family healthy, and running my own business while managing a household with 2 kids. I was actively volunteering time with non-GMO groups and vaccination choice groups and birth rights groups. Also my mother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away the year prior. I let it go. And here we are.

    So I started delving into the dangers of EMF and it took truly only moments to find evidence on how dangerous this stuff is. I am still shocked at how every doctor I talk to about it tells me the same thing--"there's no evidence that's harmful." From my point of view, this is malpractice, though I understand it is not the "standard of care" or generally accepted, peer-reviewed viewpoint, which is a standard to determine malpractice. So if an entire institution turns a blind eye then everyone can be right about being wrong, as far as our laws and ethical rules are concerned. It should be malpractice to ignore the massive amount of evidence that EMFs can cause cancer--the Bioinitiative Report and Dr. Kruse's work are a thorough start. In my opinion EVERY pediatric oncologist should have this on their radar (pun intended, but seriously.)

    So, among the alternative therapies, we reduce EMF exposure and practice Earthing. I cannot express just how much I am in love with the information put out by Dr. Kruse, including his most recent blog post. After my son's diagnosis, my instinct and research had lead me to questions about mitochondria and the Warburg Effect and oxygenation but I hadn't quite connected all the dots. I read these blogs and forums and listen to podcasts agreeing out loud and nodding my head like I'm at a gospel convention. I am so grateful to have my instincts articulated and validated so well by Dr. Kruse!

    I can see now how my body has always been a mitochondriac and has tried to speak to me. As I learn on this site and have my ah-ha moments I realize, THIS is why I love camping and nudist resorts. THIS is why I search out natural springs to swim in. THIS is why I love sunrises and hate being cooped up in air conditioning. THIS is why I feel like I can't understand things when I read them on the screen but if I print it out I'm just fine. This is why I despise talking on the cell phone even though I relished in phone calls as a child. This is why I don't want to sit at a computer all day. This is why I kick off my shoes everywhere I go.

    So I can happily report I am re-embracing what my body already knew. I am now truly optimizing health for my family and myself. I'm grateful to have found this community. I know this is the right path because everything I learn is a confirmation of an instinct, of something I yearned to articulate but couldn't because I didn't speak the language yet. I know this is right because it doesn't feel like bullshit I have to accept because no one knows another way, while my heart tells me there's another path. This is a homecoming.
  2. ScottishEmma

    ScottishEmma Silver

    Welcome Valerie.

    My god, woman! What an absolute journey you've been through. My little boy is also 4 and I can't even begin to comprehend how it would feel to be dealing with that right now. You have my utmost respect for holding your shit together. You are doing a stellar job looking at what other factors are at play here and it sounds to me that your attitude is going to take your family's health to the next level!

    This is a really informative site and forum - still getting my head around a lot of it but you'll find amazing and knowledgeable people who can help with any questions.

    I'm sending you and your family best wishes! x
  3. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK New Member

    I agree with Emma, what an journey you have been through. Welcome home Valerie. :)
  4. caroline

    caroline New Member

    welcome Valerie ....yes indeed - you have found home!

    Please start a journal in the optimal journal section and give Dr. K. some health history - also your Mom's and Gran's.

    Is your smart meter near where any of you sleep? Is it possible that a neighbours smart meter is facing your windows?

    Have you thought of having your home checked by a nnEMF engineer?
  5. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

    I did hire an EMF specialist to come out. She brought her meters, which was helpful because I just had a Tri-Field, which is apparently weighted. So that aspect was helpful. Otherwise she didn't drop any knowledge on me and didn't seem prepared for the depths of my questions. It was at the beginning of my learning curve, and I know I can be a voracious questioner, and honestly not many people can field my inquisitions on the fly. Which is why I'm glad I'm here :)

    I'm really unhappy our state has actually forbidden opt-outs by law. When I have the time to delve in, you can be sure I'll be talking to my legislators again. I'm sure they'll be happy to hear from me--oh here's that hippie weirdo again. What party is she trying to poop on now?
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  6. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  7. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Hi Valerie ....there is an EMF bootcamp here .... done for us by Michael Neurt.

    If you can manage it ...become a Gold member and you will have access to all the monthly webinars plus the follow up live Q&A when you can ask Jack anything. I believe there is a consultation package with Jack if you are a paid member.
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  8. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Have you seen this? by Jerry Flynn
  9. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

    Caroline, I've been perusing the journals. Is it as simple as stating your health starting point, then using the forum as a journal...like I have my pens and my notebooks and random thoughts I'm working out... ? Or is there a link on the site that can tell me the best way to use the Optimal Journal? I'm swimming in all of the info on the site! I wonder if I posted here more info than was necessary for meet and greet and would have been more appropriate there? My apologies for asking to be hand-held right now. I'm anxious and excited to absorb as much as possible, but I'm also starting to feel caregiver burnout. I've learned there's no harm in asking, which has been a major lesson for a self-starting introvert like myself. I was raised to handle it myself, but life has taught me it's ok to ask for help and the worst that can happen is someone will say no and I'll be no worse off...

    I absolutely have the goal of becoming a member when I am financially able. Right now, I left my profession and am a FT SAHM/caregiver for a child with chronic illness so I don't have much in the area of resources financially. I am working on a plan to change that, and membership is a goal.

    TIA for the help!
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  10. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

    :( I'm getting an error and the link won't play. Can you post the title and I'll search it on youtube myself? TIA.
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  11. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I'm admittedly ill equipped to handle threats to children whether they are physical, emotional, or health. I have a 0-60mph emotional time of 0.5s when it comes to the well-being of kids. Your child needs you to hold it together, but how you do it is beyond my comprehension and abilities.

    Welcome! You'll fit right in here!

    Ahh, since pubescence I've always encouraged females near me to be nude. I must be all quantum-ey or something...

    It's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission as far as I'm concerned. You're a momma bear. Everyone knows to not get in the way of a momma bear.

    It would probably make sense of creating a journal, presumably for your son. In the meantime do you have a tri-meter to allow you to start seeing your environment more fully? I always encourage people to use a meter to really see their environments.

    I've got a fairly good one and since you mention you left your profession I assume that money could be a bit tighter. If you'd like to save the cost of purchasing a meter ($100-$200) I'm up to shipping my own personal meter to you to borrow and coaching you a bit if requested.

    If you are interested in time with a meter go to the upper right of this page to "Inbox", click "Start a new conversation", and add me and Caroline to the personal message. I, for one, would love to have an emf look at your child's environment.
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  12. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Hi Valerie ....there is an optimal journal section and Dr. K. makes sure to read those.

    Dr. Kruse posted a wonderful thread on the importance of newbies - please read. We were all newbies once and everyone needs help at one time or another. Dr. K. always tells us that there are no stupid questions ....if you don't know something - you need to ask!

    This is all about the three legged stool .....light, water and magnetism.

    There is a great little book ....Health and light by John Ott.

    Also - Dr. K. always tells us that we don't have to speak Chinese to eat Chinese food. I don't have a scientific bone in my body - but I do get the three legged stool.

    Did I tell you? ....the podcasts are a fast and easier way to get information when you are just starting off.
  13. drezy

    drezy New Member

  14. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

    That is a very generous offer! I'd be hesitant to take you up because I have trouble getting library books back on time at this point in my life. Experience has taught me it's better to buy my own so I don't feel avoidable stress (especially with little fingers in the house attached to extremely adept and lightning fast climbers who were apparently also locksmiths in their past lives).

    I have 2 meters currently. I have a TriField Meter Model 100XE but I was told I bought "the wrong one" by the EMF consultant that came out to my home because there is a "weighted" version and one that is not weighted. Apparently I have the weighted version. Admittedly I haven't had time to digest this to determine if this really means the meter I have is garbage, as she said. (There is so much information to master!)

    I also bought a Stetzerizer to measure dirty electricity, but likewise the consultant said that was garbage because it only measures in the proprietary units and I would be better off with a different product.

    I did note there is a blog post by a member that is a "Quiz" that lists useful meters, and I see you've posted a link to the Cornet. My biggest concern right now is our smart meter--shielding that properly, being able to meter it accurately, and I'm contemplating the best way to go about legislative activism to get it off my house and pave the way for others to do the same. That is required because my state actually wrote it into the statute that there is no opt out.
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  15. drezy

    drezy New Member

    While you are caring for a child that has some daunting issues and before you go out on your steed to fight your local Sheriff of Nottingham, are you sure you're taking care of yourself well enough?

    You'll see mentions on this site that, just like on a plane, you'd best get your own mask on first before you help others. From where you stand that might seem a little selfish, but there is a reason that you being strong and in the game matters.

    Momma bear rearing up and bear clawing the shit out of a threat makes total sense to me. I even cheer for it. I just want to make sure momma bear is fortified and squared away enough for the fight and maintaining protection of her and her baby first.
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  16. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

    Thank you @drezy , and I've definitely learned this lesson. That's a big part of why I'm here. I'm learning the hacks here to apply to my life and to my children's as well. I've already been feeling much better. I find myself craving the sun time and feeling satiated once I get outside, like I would with a healthy clean meal or great glass of wine. I was taught to shun the sun and hide inside especially during 12-3. I used to become bright red with sunburn. This year someone noticed I'm tanning, which has never happened. My freckles have come back! I haven't seen them since I was a kid. I stopped using sunscreen and I started pointedly doing my outside time at sunrise, midday and whenever else I can. I'm implementing a lot here as I can fit it into my life, which means gradually right now, and also just started a home fitness program specific to some body challenges I have now after pregnancy. I just got Dr. Jack's book and I'm starting through that, trying to figure out which tests to get first and how to go about getting them. I'm on my way, and I'm bringing everyone I can with me. I used this pic here because it represents the best shape I have been in my adult life thus far. That was right before my second pregnancy. I was cycling regularly, and had just completed a "Velothon" with a particularly difficult climb. I had started a daily practice of ashtanga yoga. I'm going to get myself back there, and beyond.

    I guess this type of info is for the optimal journal, but I didn't feel like I had enough info (like test results, etc) to start one yet.
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  17. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    No one needs labs for a journal.
  18. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

    That is awesome. I will start one then. Thank you. I was impressed by the journals I had scouted. So many very thorough starts!
  19. AndrewLanghorn

    AndrewLanghorn New Member

    ValerieBee - do you have a link to your journal?
  20. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

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