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People are desperate. They go to the doctors only to be given more medication upon medication. While there are worthwhile treatments people continue to feel exhausted, headachey, fuzzy-minded, anxious, and depressed.

If you are wondering what is going on and why you and others never feel good anymore there is some good news. This article is a departure from my usual Christian subjects, but I had an answer to prayer here and wanted share this information.  

First let me say that I noticed, really back in the early 90’s, when I was working with a group of women that half of us suffered from headaches and fatigue.  It is really epidemic now, but even back then I knew that our food and our environment was making us all sick.  But life goes on, so you try different medications, lifestyles, exercises, food regimes, supplements to try to find ease of symptoms.

After being prescribed a double dose of anti-depressants I was angry and still am with the pharmeucetical industry and the prescribers. I was coaxed by my doctor to try Celexa when starting menopause. Okay I thought, this wasn’t too bad and it actually worked for awhile. But when this caused pain in my stomach, I was given another drug. This also was another anti-depressant…given for PAIN.  These drugs caused many problems and I weaned myself of them, and my hormones. I am much improved.

But still there are problems. I noticed that when I ate dairy products I had extreme hot flashes. Milk? Cottage Cheese? The source of  menopausal symptoms? I began to really research dairy products and found that hormones and antibiotics inserted into cattle find there way into our systems. Not only by the dairy but the meat itself is tainted.

This only started a week of research into additives. Food, drinks, cosmetics, and toiletries.

Here is how that week went.

Additives? Huh? So what is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)? Hmmm…it seems it is a cleanser that is used for cleaning, WHAT?, engines, floors and cars.  This from wikipedia…..

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in industrial products including engine degreasers, floor cleaners, and car wash soaps; as well as in household products such as toothpastes, shampoos, shaving foams, some dissolvable aspirins, fiber therapy caplets, and bubble baths for its thickening effect and its ability to create a lather.

I ran to my bathroom and opened the cabinets. Let’s look. My shampoo, oh yes, SLS. Great! I have been anointing my scalp every morning with engine degreaser. Okay, let’s look at my bath gel…..Oh no…here too. Full of the stuff. So not only am I washing my scalp with the stuff, I have rubbing it all over my body in the shower. Wonderful!

Toothpaste, yep its there. Hand soap….Uh huh…. So now I am totally discouraged at what my skin has been absorbing all this time. The skin is the bodies largest organ and I read that it easily absorbs the chemicals applied to it.

Next, back on the computer, I took a look at body lotions. Well!   It seems that mineral oil is  a “petroleum problem”.

Read this from:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-11/w-moc112408.php

From a quantitative standpoint, mineral oil is probably the largest contaminant of our body. That this contaminant can be tolerated without health concerns in humans has not been proven convincingly. The current Editorial of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology reflects on this and concludes that this proof either has to be provided or we have to take measures to reduce our exposure – from all sources, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and the environmental contamination.

So again I rush to the bathroom to check out my lotions. I couldn’t believe it!!! Not only was I applying SLS on my body in the shower, after drying myself, I was slathering on a petroleum product. Three of the bottles I had, and they are all well-known, had mineral oil.  And what made me so angry was that I thought I was taking care of myself.

I looked at a moisturizer I had purchased through Mary Kay. It was a heavy night cream. Mineral Oil. Now it made sense. I had used this product extensively during the summer and noticed how dry my skin was becoming and all of a sudden it was though I was aging overnight.   It was the cream. What was meant for good was actually harming my body and making me worse thinking that I indeed, needed even more of this putrid goo.

Actually, I had to just sit back, contemplate and wonder how this could happen. Is there no one out there in the industries watching out for the consumer? I guess the answer is  NO. We are on our own. Greed has taken over all the markets and we have to research everything for ourselves for safety.

Dare I go on?

I have known for 20 years that I am not able to eat corn products. Especially corn starch and corn syrup. These items are in everything of course. What I didn’t know was why I couldn’t eat these products. While researching high fructose corn syrup, I discovered how this product was making many people sick.

Read some of the comments here:

http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2005/06/09/foods_and_products_containing_high_fruct

Most of the corn grown in the US is genetically modified and it is really is not food anymore. So is the soy crop. Stay away from these grains. Of course cattle and chickens are fed this altered corn, so when we eat these products….where will it end? In the US I guess. Most other countries have out-lawed GMO grains, but no, here in our great country, the almighty dollar is the determining factor.

We are switching to organic meats. This means that the cattle must be grass-fed and not be injected with hormones. Still you must check to make sure you are really getting the good stuff.

So there are poisons in everything. In our food, water (flouride was given to the prisoners during the holocaust), deodorant (aluminum) cosmetics, toothpaste and lotions. Oh and soft drinks. I haven’t gone there yet.

Please do not drink anything with the advertised sugar-free products. They will make you sick. They will make you fat. Sodas, chewing, candy, ice cream, all of it. Sugar is better for you if you use some it. Stevia is ok but you don’t hear about it because it does not harm you.

http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-information.html

http://www.splendaexposed.com/

So, you can see where this is going…..

Not feeling well???? Let me ask….

Do you drink milk, eat meat, consume diet products, wash your hair, eat corn chips, corn cereals, take a shower or bath, use lotions, wash your hands, brush your teeth, shave,  use deodorants, polish your fingernails (toluene and formaldehyde), eat cheese, buy processed foods that have high-fructose corn syrup, like crackers, canned goods, cookies, candies, chocolate, cakes, pies, and fuit juices? All these common products are suspect and are harming you.

Please…take a few minutes to research these products and begin to eliminate whatever you can. I went to the health food store and the natural sections in the grocery store and found quite a few products without the additives. You still have to read the labels. For instance at the health food store, there were six different toothpastes but only one brand had neither flouride or the SLS. So check those labels.

You see, I prayed….”Lord help me. I don’t feel good anymore…my head hurts, my thinking is fuzzy, my legs are always weak and tired. What is wrong? Will you show me?”

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Ten people were shown walking the Labyrinth at the Harmony Hill Retreat Center for cancer patients. The picture I copied from the newspaper website is not the same labyrinth they showed in the actual paper. They have three you know. 

A cancer retreat.  What would you be looking for in a retreat if you were dying of cancer?

 This is from the article in Sunday’s newpaper:

Harmony Hill is a nonprofit retreat center with its roots dating back more than 20 years when founder Gretchen Schodde first visited the area.

The center’s 12 acres incorporate healing gardens, labyrinths, walking and hiking trails and beach access into its purpose of helping people find “emotional, spiritual and physical healing in the face of cancer.”

“In 1985 I came to St. Andrews Episcopal Church retreat center for a woman’s retreat, which is next door to Harmony Hill,” Schodde said. “I felt like I was coming home. The idea of creating an educational, recreational and therapeutic center started coming back to me.”

Today the property has been developed to accommodate the various cancer retreats, private parties, yoga lessons and gardening workshops.  Surrounding the buildings are gardens, trails, labyrinths and views of the Olympic Mountains and Hood Canal.

Schodde lives in an apartment on the property, and absorbs the healing powers felt by retreat participants on a daily basis. Six years ago she drew heavily on those experiences when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Schodde underwent treatment and was cancer free for five years, but recently had a reoccurrence. Drawing on the strength of the hundreds of cancer patients who have walked the gardens of Harmony Hill, Schodde is proof of the center’s purpose.

During retreats, yoga and meditation classes are held to help manage stress, a chef prepares vegetarian meals using local organic foods and attendees break into groups facilitated by staff to discuss their experiences.

I am sure this is a wonderful facility.  But..if I were dying of cancer….I would not be walking a labyrinth, or doing yoga. I would be on my knees praying for strength from the Lord to sustain me for His purposes, or I would be found curled up in a chair, reading my favorite passages in Ephesians. 

What was curious was the reference to the church but never mentioned was the strength and courage that comes from walking with the Lord Jesus Christ.

How sad….people at this retreat are possibly facing death……and they seek to walk a labyrinth for healing and comfort.

Zec 10:2

For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain; therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was not a shepherd.

2 Cor 1:3

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.

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