Two species of hookworms commonly infect humans, they are Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. Hookworms are round worms that generally live in the small intestine of their host. They are generally associated with dogs, cats and humans. Hookworms are thought to infect more than 600 million people worldwide. Ancylostomiasis, also known by several other names, is the disease caused when large numbers of A. duodenale hookworms produce an iron deficiency anemia by sucking blood from the host's intestinal walls.

The worms suck blood voraciously and damage the mucosa of the intestine. However, the blood loss in the bowel movement is not visibly apparent.

Hookworms are a leading cause of maternal and child morbidity in the developing countries of the tropics and subtropics. In susceptible children, hookworms cause intellectual, cognitive and growth retardation. In newborns they cause intrauterine growth retardation, premature birth, and low birth weight when born to infected mothers.

Hookworm eggs are passed in the feces of an infected person. If the infected person or animal defecates outside or if the feces of an infected person or animal are used as fertilizer, eggs are deposited in the soil. The eggs mature and hatch, releasing larvae. The larvae mature into a form that can penetrate the skin of humans. Hookworm infection is mainly acquired by walking barefoot on contaminated soil. One kind of hookworm can also be transmitted through the ingestion of larvae. The moral of the story here is to never walk bare foot where animals may have pooped because you don't know which ones are infected and which are not.

Larval invasion of the skin might give rise to intense, local itching, usually on the foot or lower leg, which can advance to lesions that look like insect bites, can blister ("ground itch"), and last for a week or more. Animal hookworm larvae on penetrating humans may produce a creeping eruption called cutaneous larva migrans (see photo). The larvae migrate in tortuous tunnels in between layers of the skin, causing serpigenous vesicular lesions.

Hookworm infection is generally considered to be asymptomatic, but as Norman Stoll described in 1962, hookworm is an extremely dangerous infection because its damage is "silent and insidious." There are general symptoms that an individual may experience soon after infection. Ground-itch, which is an allergic reaction at the site of parasitic penetration and entry, is common in patients infected with N. americanus. Additionally, cough and pneumonitis may result as the larvae begin to break into the alveoli and travel up the trachea. Once the larvae reach the small intestine of the host and begin to mature, the infected individual will suffer from diarrhea and other gastrointestinal discomfort. However, the "silent and insidious" symptoms referred to by Stoll are related to chronic, heavy-intensity hookworm infections. Major morbidity associated with hookworm is caused by intestinal blood loss, iron deficiency anemia, and protein malnutrition. They result mainly from adult hookworms in the small intestine ingesting blood, rupturing erythrocytes, and degrading hemoglobin in the host. This long-term blood loss can manifest itself physically through facial and peripheral edema. Eosinophilia and pica caused by iron deficiency anemia are also experienced by some hookworm-infected patients.

With advancing movement of the larvae, the rear portions of the lesions become dry and crusty. The lesions are typically extremely pruritic (itchy). Coughing, chest pain, wheezing, and fever will sometimes be experienced by people who have been exposed to very large numbers of larvae. Epigastric pains, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea can occur early or in later stages as well, although gastrointestinal symptoms tend to improve with time. Signs of advanced severe infection are anemia and protein deficiency, including emaciation, cardiac failure and abdominal distension with ascites (fluid buildup).




Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) should be characterized as multiple infections in the body that the immune system is unable to keep controlled. You can get infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) from anyone who's infected, even if they don't look sick and even if they haven't tested HIV-positive yet. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people infected with HIV has enough of the virus in it to infect other people.

Most people get the HIV virus by:
  • having sex with an infected person
  • sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who's infected
  • being born when their mother is infected
  • drinking the breast milk of an infected woman
  • contact with infected rectal (anal) mucus
  • getting a transfusion of infected blood although blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low now.

There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. Many people are HIV-positive but don't get sick for many years.

As HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system causing immunodeficiency. Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria that usually don't cause any problems for the human immune system can make you very sick now. These are called "opportunistic infections" and are the very definition of AIDS. AIDS is often believed to be caused by the HIV virus but Dr. Robert Willner conclusively proved otherwise in his book, Deadly Deception. You can "get" HIV from another person, but you don't actually "get" AIDS. You might get infected with HIV, and later you might develop AIDS, but one does not always conclude the other, so AIDS and HIV should be looked at as two separate conditions. Because most people view them as one and the same, and the protocol for eliminating them both is similar, I have listed them both in this column.

Like all viruses, the HIV is only interested in one thing: reproducing itself. Once it has attacked and moved into a T cell, it converts that cell into a miniature virus factory. Eventually there are so many new viruses in the cell that the T cell explodes, scattering the HIV back into the bloodstream. The virus then moves on to fresh T cells and repeats the process. Over time, the HIV can destroy virtually all of an infected person's T cells in this manner. Why doesn't the immune system take care of it like it does most viruses? The HIV virus is coated in what seems to be a sugar, so the cells confuse it for food and let it go undetected.

If a person does contract HIV, the first stage of infection is a period of rapid viral replication that leads to an abundance of virus in the peripheral blood with levels of HIV commonly approaching several million viruses per mL. Normal ranges are from 500-1500 cells/microliter (mL), not millions. This response is accompanied by a marked drop in the numbers of circulating CD4 + T-cells. This acute viremia is associated in virtually all people exposed with the activation of CD8+ T-cells, which kill HIV-infected cells (those are the good guys). The CD8 + T cell response is thought to be important in controlling virus levels, which peak and then decline, as the CD4 + T-cell counts rebound.

During this period (usually 2-4 weeks post-exposure) most individuals (80 to 90%) develop an influenza or mononucleosis-like illness called acute HIV infection, the most common symptoms of which may include fever, lymphadenopathy (swollen, enlarged lymph nodes), pharyngitis (sore throat), rash, myalgia (muscle pain), malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, enlarged liver/spleen, weight loss, thrush, and neurological symptoms. Infected individuals may experience all, some, or none of these symptoms. The duration of symptoms varies, averaging 28 days but usually lasting at least a week. Because of the nonspecific nature of these symptoms, they are often not recognized as signs of HIV infection. CD4 and T-cells are monitored in blood testing to see how well the immune system is dealing with infection. If infection is getting out of control the CD4 levels rise, so decline in CD4 blood test is considered progression.

You are considered to have AIDS when your immune system is seriously damaged. AIDS can be diagnosed when the number of immune system cells (CD4 cells) in the blood (often of an HIV positive person) drops below a certain level. Most life-threatening opportunistic infections occur when a person's CD4 count is below 220 or if your CD4 percentage is less than 14%, you have AIDS. If you get an opportunistic infection at this point, you have AIDS. There is an "official" list of these opportunistic infections put out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The most common ones are:
  • PCP (Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection
  • KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see photo
  • CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes
  • Candida, a fungal infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina

AIDS-related diseases also includes serious weight loss, brain tumors, and other health problems. Without treatment, these opportunistic infections can kill you because at this point there is severe malnutrition and your immune system no longer works for you. Don't give up yet though!

HOME REMEDY: Rebuilding the immune system is only part of the key. This is a disease that initiates great fear for most, think of AIDS itself as severe malnutrition and immune compromise; HIV may or may not be a part of that. The first step is to identify and correct nutritional imbalances. You must get on a strict diet, primarily one of home-made organic vegetable juices with organic, cold processed whey as a primary protein source. Secondly, of course, is to eliminate all the toxins causing the immune system to fail. As the causative factors are being addressed and corrected, the emotional patterns that may be feeding the problem should be addressed as well as there is always a severe lack of self worth (often father issues). Note that homosexuals and drug users with AIDS need to change their lifestyle if they hope to achieve wellness and maintain it.

People with confirmed HIV often use a 'viral load test' to see how the body is dealing with the virus. I have seen people get off of the viral medication, and feel better than ever while the viral load goes off the charts in the blood test. This is because the body is going after the virus, like stirring a bucket that had mud settled in the bottom. The top of the water looks clear until you stir the bucket. Once stirred the water looks much worst, but there is no extra mud (infection) you just got things moving. In addition to the protocol listed on the right (HIV detox is included in the AIDS remedy), get some Lycine and take 2-3 times the recommended dose to help reduce collagen break down. Use Ascorbic Vitamin C as well. Take as much as you can without causing diarrhea. That should be 10-15 grams a day. Take 2-3 grams every 3-4 hours because it is water soluble so you don't want your maximum dose all at once.

NOTE: I have seen both HIV and AIDS completely resolved and normal lifestyles resumed, this is a correctable health condition.




Histoplasma causes Histoplasmosis, a disease usually affecting the lungs, but can infect other parts of the body as well. The photo shows skin lesions caused by fungus.

Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic fungal infection diagnosed in the U.S. Histoplasmosis has also been named Ohio River Valley fever and bird-fancier's disease. And yet, about 90% of infections caused by Histoplasma produce no symptoms.

Occasionally, a few asymptomatic patients will show small scars in lung X-rays. Symptomatic people often develop fever, chills, dry cough, malaise, sweats, and abdominal pains about three to 14 days after exposure. If the disease progresses, symptoms such as weight loss, fatigue, dyspnea, chest pain, and reduced or loss of vision may occur. A sign of progression are patchy infiltrates seen on chest X-rays, usually in the lower lung fields. Other symptoms that can occur, especially in patients that are immunosuppressed, are mouth ulcers, fevers, headaches, confusion, seizures, encephalopathy, and infrequently, death.

Histoplasma can occur in high concentrations in sources of bird and bat feces. Histoplasmosis can affect other mammals like dogs and cats, but these animals do not transfer the disease to humans or to other animals.



It is estimated that over 90% of Americans have herpes. More than 40,000 new cases of herpes are diagnosed each day in America alone, that is over 15,000,000 new herpes infections per year! The number of people infected with herpes has reached epidemic proportions. The herpes family of viruses includes 8 different viruses that affect human beings. The viruses are known by numbers as human herpes virus 1 through 8 (HHV1 - HHV8).

Human herpes virus 1 (HHV1) is also known as herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1). It is typically the cause of cold sores around the mouth. HHV1 can also lead to infection in the genital area causing genital herpes usually through oral-genital contact, such as after oral sex. HHV1 infections are contagious and are usually spread from skin-to-skin contact with an infected person through small breaks in the skin or mucous membrane. The HHV1 virus is more likely to be spread through things like sharing eating utensils, razors, and towels from a person who has an active lesion.

Human herpes virus 2 (HHV2) is also called herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). It typically causes genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection. However, it can also cause cold sores in the facial area. Similar to HHV1, the HHV2 infection is contagious and is spread by skin-to-skin contact. The main route of transmission is through sexual contact, as the virus does not survive very long outside the body.

Human herpes virus 3 (HHV3) is also called varicella-zoster virus and causes chickenpox. HHV3 can also cause a recurrent virus infection of the skin, which is called herpes zoster or shingles. Shingles occurs when dormant varicella-zoster virus from an initial bout of chickenpox becomes reactivated. The lesions generally appear in a band-like or belt-like pattern occurring on one side of the body and are often accompanied by itching, tingling, or even severe pain. Healing usually occurs in 2 to 4 weeks, but the scars may remain. Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles where the pain associated with the infection can persist for months and even years. Most people who experience shingles once do not experience it again.

Human herpes virus 4 (HHV4) is also known as the Epstein-Barr virus. It is the major cause of infectious mononucleosis, or "mono" - the "kissing disease." It is a contagious infection and is transmitted through saliva. Coughing, sneezing, or sharing eating utensils with an infected person can pass the virus from one person to another. About half of all five-year-old children and 90 to 95 percent of adults have evidence of previous infection. It is associated with particular forms of cancer, like Hodgin's lymphoma, especially in those with compromised immune systems. There is evidence that infection with the virus is associated with certain autoimmune diseases, especially dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, and multiple sclerosis.

Human herpes virus 5 (HHV5) is the official name of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and is the cause of mononucleosis. In people with healthy immune systems, the virus may not cause any symptoms. It can be sexually transmitted, can cause problems to newborns, and can cause hepatitis. CMV can be transmitted through sexual contact, breast-feeding, blood transfusions, and organ transplants. CMV infection is one of the most difficult complications of AIDS. Symptoms include diarrhea, severe vision problems including blindness, infections of the stomach and intestines, and even death. For a virus that barely causes a problem in most people with healthy immune systems, it can be incredibly deadly in people with damaged immune systems, such as people with AIDS.

Human herpes virus 6 (HHV6) is a recently observed agent found in the blood cells of a few patients with a variety of diseases. It causes roseola (a viral disease causing high fever and a skin rash in small children) and a variety of other illnesses associated with fever in that age group. This infection accounts for many of the cases of convulsions associated with fever in infancy (febrile seizures).

Human herpes virus 7 (HHV7) is even more recently observed and is closely related to HHV6. Like other human herpes viruses, HHV6 and HHV7 are so common that nearly all humans have been infected at some point, usually early in life. HHV7 can also cause roseola, but it is not clear what other clinical effects that this virus causes.

Human herpes virus 8 (HHV8) was recently discovered in certain tumors called Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS). These tumors are found in people with AIDS and are otherwise very rare. KS forms purplish tumors in the skin and other tissues of some people with AIDS. It is very difficult to treat with medication. HHV8 may also cause other cancers, including certain lymphomas (lymph node cancers) associated with AIDS. The fact that these cancers are caused by a virus may explain why they tend to occur in people with AIDS when their immune systems begin to fail. The discovery also provides new hope that specific treatments for these tumors will be developed to target the virus.


Hepatitis, all

Hepatitis A is caused by eating food and drinking water infected with a virus called HAV. It can also be caused by anal-oral contact during sex. Tens of millions of individuals worldwide are estimated to be infected with Hep A each year. Hepatitis A infection causes no clinical signs and symptoms in over 90% of infected children. Although it can cause swelling and inflammation in the liver, it doesn't generally lead to chronic, or life long, disease. Almost everyone who gets hepatitis A has a full recovery. Early symptoms of hepatitis A infection can be mistaken for influenza, but some sufferers, especially children, exhibit no symptoms at all. Symptoms typically appear 2 to 6 weeks, (the incubation period), after the initial infection. They usually last less than 2 months, although some people can be ill for as long as 6 months. Symptoms include: Fatigue, Fever, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Appetite loss, and Jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes). Bile is removed from the blood stream and excreted in urine, giving it a dark amber color and likely a Clay-colored feces.

It has been noted that itchy skin has been an indication as a possible symptom of all hepatitis virus types. Use caution with personal-care items such as razors, toothbrushes, and manicure or pedicure equipment as it can be contaminated with blood. Tattooing is associated with two to three times higher risk of contracting hepatitis B & C viruses.

Hepatitis B is caused by the virus HBV. About a third of the world population have been infected at one point in their lives, including 350 million who are chronic carriers. It is spread by contact with an infected person's blood, semen, or other bodily fluid. It is considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). You can get hepatitis B by:

  • Having unprotected sex (not using a condom) with an infected person.
  • Sharing drug needles (for illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine or legal drugs like vitamins and steroids).
  • Getting a tattoo or body piercing with dirty (unsterile) needles and tools that were used on someone else.
  • Getting pricked with a needle that has infected blood on it (health care workers can get hepatitis B this way).
  • Sharing a toothbrush, razor, or other personal items with an infected person.
  • An infected woman can give hepatitis B to her baby at birth or through her breast milk.
  • Getting a bite from another person.

Acute hepatitis B causes the liver to swell and inflame, also causing vomiting and jaundice. Chronic hepatitis B may eventually cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Hepatitis C is caused by the virus HCV. An estimated 130–170 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C. It is spread the same way as hepatitis B, through contact with an infected person's blood, semen, or body fluid (see above). Symptoms are generally mild and vague, including a decreased appetite, fatigue, nausea, muscle or joint pains, and weight loss. Most cases of acute infection are not associated with jaundice. The infection resolves spontaneously in 10-50% of cases, occurring more frequently in individuals who are young and female. Like hepatitis B, hepatitis C causes swelling of the liver and can cause liver damage that can lead to cancer. Most people who have hepatitis C develop a chronic infection that slowly (over decades) leads to scarring of the liver, called cirrhosis.

Hepatitis D is caused by the virus HDV. You can only get hepatitis D if you are already infected with hepatitis B. It is spread through contact with infected blood, dirty needles that have HDV on them and unprotected sex (not using a condom) with a person infected with HDV. Hepatitis D causes swelling of the liver and results in more severe complications compared to infection with HBV alone. These complications include a greater likelihood of experiencing liver failure in acute infections and a rapid progression to liver cirrhosis, with an increased chance of developing liver cancer in chronic infections.

Hepatitis E is caused by the virus HEV. HEV has a fecal-oral transmission route. You get hepatitis E by drinking water infected with the virus or contamination with infected feces. This type of hepatitis doesn't often occur in the U.S. It causes swelling of the liver, but no long-term damage. It can also be spread through oral-anal contact.



Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm (Dirofilaria immitis) that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected animal. It is generally associated with dogs, but it can also infect humans. The parasite is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. Heartworms enter the bloodstream as tiny, invisible larvae and travel through the bloodstream, harming arteries and vital organs as they go. Ultimately they complete their journey to the vessels of the lung and the heart chamber about six months after the initial infection.

In rare cases, migrating heartworm larvae get "lost" and end up in unusual sites such as the eye, brain, or an artery in the leg, which results in unusual symptoms such as blindness, seizures and lameness. Typically until the larvae mature and congregate inside the heart, they produce no symptoms or signs of illness.

Although the parasite is commonly called "heartworm"; that is a misnomer because the adult actually resides in the pulmonary arterial system (lung arteries) for the most part. The primary effect on the health of the animal is a manifestation of damage to the lung vessels and tissue. Occasionally, adult heartworms migrate to the right heart and even the great veins in heavy infections. Several hundred worms can live in one (dog) for five to seven years and can reach lengths of more than twelve inches at maturity.

Many (dogs) will show little or no sign of infection even after the worms become adults. These animals usually have only a light infection and live a fairly sedentary lifestyle. However, active dogs and those with heavier infections may show the classic signs of heartworm disease. Early signs include a cough, especially on exercise and early exhaustion upon exercise. In the most advanced cases where many adult worms have built up in the heart without treatment, signs progress to severe weight loss, fainting, coughing up blood and, finally, congestive heart failure.



Acid Reflux (heartburn, GERD)

At the entrance to your stomach is a valve, which is a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally, the LES closes as soon as food passes through it. If the LES doesn't close all the way or if it opens too often, acid produced by your stomach can move up into your esophagus. This can cause symptoms such as a burning chest pain called heartburn, it can cause regurgitation, bloating, burping or hiccups that don't let up. If acid reflux (heartburn) symptoms happen more than twice a week, they call it acid reflux disease, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

People use antacids believing they will help; well, they do tend to calm it temporarily, but it may be making the problem worst long term. This is true in part because the calcium is inorganic in form (an unhealthy form) but also the stomach is supposed to be acid by nature. You don't want to reduce the amount of acid; you just need to keep it from coming out of the stomach into the esophagus. The other issue here is that the symptoms of too much acid and too little acid in the stomach are the same. Believe it or not, most people with acid reflux don't have enough acid, just opposite of what most people think.

Traditionally speaking acid reflux can be caused by:

  1. Pregnancy can put pressure in the intestines contributing to hiatal hernia.
  2. Smoking
  3. Foods such as alcohol, carbonated beverages, chocolate, citrus fruit, coffee or tea, fatty or fried foods, foods containing tomato, spaghetti sauce, salsa or pizza, garlic and onions, mint, spicy foods, being overweight, eating a heavy meal and laying on your back, snacking close to bedtime, muscle relaxers or blood pressure meds.

No matter what seems to "trigger" your acid reflux, the real cause is the lower intestine. You probably have a hiatal hernia (please see that category), which is often caused by inflammation of the bowel, the lower intestine. I can almost guarantee the body is too acidic. The long term fix is to get the body more alkaline, eliminate acid forming foods. Google a list of acid vs. alkaline foods. Start eating as many raw fruits and veggies as you can and take at least 2 Digestive Aid with every meal. If you are not pooping at least twice a day, start the IC-1 to assure you are getting a good fiber intake.

Home remedyNo matter what the cause, if you have this, you surely want relief! Since most people have too little acid, the most common fix is apple cider vinegar. Bragg's is the best name brand, but if you can't find it, any apple cider vinegar will do. How much depends on the person. Between a teaspoon and tablespoon is generally about right. You can take it straight or put it in some water and drink it down. The relief is very quick! If you can't find the vinegar, put ½ teaspoon of Baking Soda in a few ounces of cold water and drink that down. If for some strange reason you really do make too much stomach acid, the apple cider vinegar will not help a bit, it may even irritate you some. You should try Aloe Vera juice at the same dose.



Lice Detox Information

Three types of lice infest humans: the body louse and the head louse (which look identical) and the crab louse (or pubic louse). The condition of being infested with head lice, body lice, or pubic lice is known as pediculosis. Body lice are spread through prolonged direct physical contact with a person who has body lice or through contact with articles such as clothing, beds, bed linens, or towels that have been in contact with an infested person.

Body lice are not only a nuisance, they cause intense itching. They are also vectors (transmitters) of other diseases. Body lice can spread epidemic typhus, trench fever, and louse-borne relapsing fever. Louse-borne (epidemic) typhus is no longer widespread, but outbreaks of this disease still occur during times of war, civil unrest, natural or man-made disasters, and in prisons where people live together in unsanitary conditions. Louse-borne typhus still exists in places where climate, chronic poverty, social customs or war and social upheaval prevent regular changes and laundering of clothing. These are only the diseases that research has identified. Minimal research has been done to determine what other viruses and bacteria the louse may be transmitting.

Body lice frequently lay their eggs on or near the seams of clothing. Body lice must feed on blood and usually only move to the skin to eat. The louse bites through the skin and injects saliva which prevents blood from clotting; it then sucks blood into its digestive tract. Bloodsucking may continue for a long period if the louse is not disturbed. While feeding, lice may excrete dark red feces onto the skin. Body lice exist worldwide and infest people of all races. Body lice infestations can spread rapidly under crowded living conditions where hygiene is poor (homeless, refugees, victims of war or natural disasters).

A body lice infestation is treated by improving the personal hygiene of the infested person, including a regular change of clean clothes. Clothing, bedding, and towels used by the infested person should be laundered using hot water (at least 130 °F or 54 °C) and machine dried using the hot cycle. Head lice and pubic lice are highly dependent upon human body warmth and will die if separated from their host for 24 hours. Body lice are more resilient since they live on clothing and can survive if separated from human contact for up to a week without feeding. Occasionally the infested person may be prescribed a pediculicide (a medicine that can kill lice); this is not generally necessary if hygiene is maintained and items are laundered appropriately at least once a week.

Delousing can usually be achieved by boiling all clothes and bedding, or washing them at a high temperature. A temperature of 130 °F or 54 °C for 5 minutes will kill most of the adults and prevent eggs from hatching. Leaving the clothes unwashed, but unworn for a full week, also results in the death of lice and eggs. Unlike Bed Bugs, Lice cannot live in carpet and furniture for more than a week. If you believe your house is infested, simply leaving your home for a week and cleaning your body before you come home will ensure freedom of Lice.

However, cleansing your body of Lice may not always be so simple. Combing is the oldest, safest, non-toxic method of lice control; nit combs have been found in Egyptian tombs. Combing is completely safe and although it requires patience from both parent and child, it is effective. You can completely avoid insecticide shampoos/rinses if you comb the hair to remove lice and nits, but you must be diligent. Even if you use an insecticidal shampoo, combing is the only way to remove eggs/nits from the hair. There is an electronic comb on the market, called the Robi Comb™ that will detect live head lice. It is an electronic comb with metal-coated teeth powered by one AA battery. It emits a soft, high pitched hum and when the metal teeth trap live lice, the humming stops


Some home remedies that have been used include cooking oil, mayonnaise, vinegar and other combinations. However, studies have shown lice can survive in hair covered with olive oil, mayonnaise and even petroleum jelly; even when it is left on the hair overnight. Shampooing with ordinary shampoo won't kill lice. Lice can survive through two consecutive shampooings, even when the hair is not rinsed for an hour after the second shampooing. Lice don't drown easily. Research has shown lice can survive when immersed in water for 14 hours at 86-98 degrees F. Natural food markets sell a Tea Tree based shampoo known to help cleanse the scalp of lice, but it is intended to be used synergistically with the combing. Red Cedar Oil is often used by the military as a safe, effective remedy for bed bugs, you can find this online and use as directed. Anise oil and ylang yland essential oils are reported to help.

Our Lice Detox Remedy is not for the removal of lice, it is for detoxing the many issues that are caused by the louse bite. The remedy detoxifies lice saliva and the many toxins people put on lice bites which include pyrethrins, malathion, lindane shampoos, etc.

Remember that our Liquid Detox is one of the most effective remedies for treating/healing bites and wounds. It is powerful at helping reduce pain, swelling and itching, and is very effective at preventing infection. You can apply it directly to the bite or wound or soak the absorbent part of a band aid (3-5 drops) in Liquid Detox and apply it to the bite or wound.


H1N1 Flu

Western medicine's terminology for the Flu is Influenza. It is an infectious disease caused by the Influenza viruses. Typically, influenza is transmitted through the air by coughs or sneezes, creating aerosols containing the virus. Influenza can also be transmitted by direct contact with bird droppings, nasal secretions, or by touching contaminated surfaces.

Approximately 33% of people with influenza do not even experience symptoms, yet they carry the virus. Influenza spreads around the world in seasonal epidemics, resulting in three to five million yearly cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 yearly deaths. These cases increased to millions in some pandemic years. It can be difficult to distinguish between the common cold and influenza in the early stages of these infections. However, flu can be identified by a sudden onset of high fever/chills and extreme fatigue, with body temperatures ranging from 38-39 °C (approximately 100-103 °F). Many people are so ill that they are confined to bed for several days, with aches and pains throughout their bodies, typically worse in their backs and legs.

Symptoms of influenza may include:

  • Fever and extreme coldness (chills shivering, shaking (rigor))
  • Cough and/or Nasal congestion
  • Body aches, especially joints and throat
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritated, watering and red eyes
  • Reddened skin (especially face), mouth, throat and nose
  • Petechial Rash (generally from excessive coughing or vomiting that causes broken capillary vessels)
  • In children, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain, (may be severe in children with influenza B)

COMPLICATIONS: Flu can occasionally lead to pneumonia, either direct viral pneumonia or secondary bacterial pneumonia, even for persons who are usually very healthy. Please note: it is a warning sign if a child (or adult) seems to be getting better and then relapses with a high fever as this relapse may be pneumonia. Another warning sign is if the person starts to have trouble breathing.

The flu vaccine is an option offered by the medical community, but studies show that more people acquire the flu from the vaccine than those who choose not to have it! Administration of the flu vaccine generates a lot of money, so you can imagine why the general public never hears about that. There are natural ways to counteract the flu that have definitely proven more effective than Tamiflu and far more than the toxic vaccine. I strongly discourage participation in the flu vaccine no matter what your age or stage of illness is.

PREVENTION: Assume all influenza, no matter what species it comes from, is contagious. The best prevention is to stay clear of it. But that is difficult since it spreads via aerosols and people can be carrying it and spreading it without actually showing signs of infection! Influenza viruses can be deactivated by sunlight, disinfectants and detergents, although soap and water are quite effective. Clean surfaces with 3% hydrogen peroxide and keep sneezes and coughs covered to prevent sharing your virus. Wash hands often and maintain good hygiene.

TREATMENT: The Flu Relief Remedy is designed to help control the fever, cough and other symptoms common with the flu. Providing Support for the Sinus and Lungs increases the body's ability to fight off the germs, allowing your body's own defenses to work better. The Influenza Detox contains a homeopathic-style detox for every single one of the Influenza strains, all those known to infect humans AS WELL as those not thought to infect humans. That means there is a Detox for the entire Orthomyxovirus collective and it addresses antigenic drift (evolved mutations of the viruses).

If you need additional help, purchase the MMS. Colloidal silver is also a known effective anti-viral. The most effective version, in my opinion, is Silver Shield made by Nature's Sunshine company, specifically because of the 10,000 volts used in the process of making this particular silver formula.


Headache (& Migraines)

Headaches are the ninth most common reason for a person to consult a physician in the US. Tension Headaches account for nearly 90% of all headaches; pain usually occurs on both sides of the head and consists of a dull, steady ache. It may produce a feeling of pressure similar to the sensation caused by a tight band placed on the head and/or around the neck. It typically comes on slowly and is usually triggered by fatigue, stress, dehydration or low blood sugar.

A Migraine is a form of vascular headache. Migraine headaches are caused by a combination of vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the blood vessels. During a migraine attack, the temporal artery enlarges. The temporal artery is an artery that lies on the outside of the skull just under the skin of the temple. The enlargement of the temporal artery stretches the nerves that coil around the artery and cause the nerves to release chemicals. The chemicals cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery which magnifies the pain.

Migraines generally have a localized pain point, like near an eye or the left side of the head. Pain is described as throbbing, crushing, or splitting head pain. Nausea and vomiting are common because the receptors in the brain are over producing so much that it affects other parts of the body. Triggers for migraines are thought to be bright lights, loud noises, exposure to an allergen (wine, smoke, etc.), lack of sleep, etc.

If you suffer from migraines and notice that I use the word interchangeably with headaches, please do not feel offended. I am not belittling the pain you are experiencing. The reason I have listed both of these conditions on the same page is because the cause of both is often similar. With the exceptions of a concussion, high fever or major vision problems, there is one main reason for all head pain and that is liver congestion with a side of constipation. It doesn't matter what your trigger is; TMJ and various other things can play into it, but the cause is still liver with a side of constipation. Interestingly, the pain pills we take for head pain directly affect the liver in a negative way long term so the medical "answer" is actually compounding the problem. (Nothing new there!)

DIRECTIONS: Over the years I have found headaches and migraines very simple to correct. The Migraine Relief Remedy is designed to support the vascular and muscle (tension) part of the equation. Dehydration is almost always part of the equation, but only you can correct that part. I recommend the Liver Support, but I also recommend the Female Support and Large Intestine Support. This is because females tend to get both headaches and migraines more often than men. Some of these are triggered by hormone imbalance. The liver is still responsible because if it was healthy it would filter out the excess hormones causing the pain. If your head pain has anything to do with menstrual cycles or ovulation times of the month, use the Female Support along with the Liver Support. If your head pain does not seem related to hormones and cycle times, use the Large Intestine Support with the Migraine Relief.

If you take the recommended remedies and you do not find substantial relief, it is very likely you have some Gallstones that need to be flushed out. Even if your Gallbladder has been removed, please do the Gallstone Flush. If your head pain is brought on by blood sugar (missing meals), you also need the Gallstone Flush. If your head pain is triggered by allergens of any kind, MSG and foods containing tyramine (red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and some beans are most common), you need to do the Lemonade-Master Cleanse.

I said a side of constipation, so please READ THIS BLOG article to assure you really do have "normal" bowel habits, and how to achieve them.