Moving past the broken pieces

Being hurt by the gossips and misconducts of church attending people and refusing to go back and congregate with them comes from a misguided understanding that the church is full of perfect people. In reality, the church is a hospital for morally broken, emotionally distraught and spiritually yearning, for the good and the bad, the weak and the strong, the happy and the sad, the thin and the fat, the male and the female, the confused and the clear minded and so on.

Being young myself- an adolescent- I got trapped in the consequences other people’s brokenness had on me and forgot the love and kindness yet others had towards me. I haven’t really forgot as much as I neglected to remember.

Why does pain hurt so deeply when misunderstandings happen? Why good needs to be repeated so very often for us to finally believe it? And why one wrong word can make us fall into the pits of despair?

The philosophy of our own understanding in regards to life and relationships must be faulty. I believe that’s where the answer lies. At least that’s where my answer lies.

My conclusion: it’s my responsibility to find out the truth. 

So going back to the hurts of imperfect people in the church, I must remember my own perception of what church is. It is not a place where perfection exists, not a place where you can find all the answers for your questions, not an example of Christ’s true nature, but a faulty mechanism of man trying to interpret something greater than us, a school really, where we go- if one chooses to- in our efforts to find clarity to the meaning of us, life and the universe. An everlasting and ever-evolving school curriculum. A community of similar people as myself- I’ve realized that only after I pulled my head out of my idealistic ass, pardon the language- who try their best to bring meaning and relief to pain, for the most part.

Has church been used as a weapon? Is church used as a weapon? It is. But that’s to say: Is man incorruptible? Man, no matter in what position they find themselves are easily corruptible. You and I are easily corruptible. To blame God or others is simply to ignore our own incompetence. That is on us. That is our responsibility.

But take a look at the governments we set for ourselves. How are they doing? How well are they serving people? I venture to say severely poorly. As long as there’s poverty in a world able to handle all people we are doing a poor job. Christian, atheist, muslim, Buddhist, etc, alike. Some may be better than others, but in every forest there’s dead trees. Pointing fingers, like little children, would only relief momentarily our own frustrations. Keeping the finger pointed towards us will remind ourselves that it is us who bear the responsibilities of change. Us.

It took some time and anguish for me to arrive at this understanding, and I’m sure in ten years I’ll arrive to similar understandings I now seem too bling to recognize. But isn’t that the process of life? There is no such thing as perfection. That is an illusion we build, a false “happiness idea” we long for. There is, however, contentment. And once one arrives there, we’ll enter Class 101 on Happiness. Once there’s forgiveness, we would’ve arrived to Class 101 of Joy.

It is us who must change. Us who must forgive. Us who must learn to be content with life as it comes our way. God help me to do just this. Change. Forgive. Be content. Among other things.

God Bless:)

Oral health

I just watched this documentary for free on Tubi. Well done and very informative about the dangers of root canals and their link- or any other oral infection- to chronic diseases and cancer. I’ve already shared with you in the previous blogs couple of books that were recommended to me by Dr. Paul Rubin DDS (The toxic tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick, by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD and The poison in your teeth: Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Filings…hazardous to your health, by Tom McGuire, DDS) and I’ll share now another book that looks interesting called “Let the tooth be known… are your teeth making you sick?” by Dawn Ewing, RDH,PHD,ND that looks interesting.

I began some work on my teeth again after a four year break. I think the last appointment that lasted 3 hours and dislocated both sides of my jaw left me with enough anxiety not to visit a dentist for the rest of my life. In truth, all that work gave me back a huge portion of my health and seeing such dramatic pozitive result it gives me the will to keep going. I also began scraping my tongue and I noticed my sugar cravings dramatically reduced. Coincidence? Not really. The bacterial on the our tongues gets swollen into our stomach thousands of time daily so they’re about to do some damage, don’t you think?

The best advise is this: Do your own research and draw your own conclusions, and if you find something helpful that helped you heal, let us know, so we can follow your example and and heal completely.

God Bless:)

Happy THANKSgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all:) Despite the pain some are going thorough, there’s always a ray of hope and a reason for gratitude. I hope you find it:)

May today be a day filled with love, may your heart rest and smile along your loved bunch:) May God bless your goings and your comings. May health travel a long way to come and knock at your door and may you let it in:)

God Bless:)

Practical Ways to Protect You and Your Family From the Dangers of Mosquitoes and Ticks

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Written by Jason Lewis

The warmer months of the year come with the prevalence of pests like mosquitoes and ticks. Mosquitoes are known for spreading diseases like the West Nile Virus and Malaria. More common in the United States, however, is Lyme disease, which is commonly spread by ticks; as many as 300,000 people a year may suffer from the bacterial infection. 

In order to keep you, your family, your home, and your pets safe from the effects of mosquito and tick bites, it’s important to take the necessary steps for prevention. You’ll also need to know how to respond if someone is bitten by one of these pests. Blogger Carmen McKnight shares some quick tips for preventing and handling bites from mosquitoes and ticks.

Prep Your Yard to Prevent Mosquitoes and Ticks 

As Garden Design notes, certain plants are natural mosquito deterrents. Lavender and/or marigolds are great options if you want to reduce mosquitoes in your yard without relying on spraying chemicals. 

Most ticks make it into the home via the yard. There are several places ticks can hide out in your yard, including dog runs, treehouses and swing sets, and any areas that border the woods or have tall grass. Ideally, you should be regularly mowing the lawn, clearing out brush and doing regular sweeps to remove yard waste to eliminate places for ticks to hide. 

However, if it’s a tree that’s causing problems, then you’ll need to enlist the help of a different group of experts. Tree removal specialists can help you get rid of unwanted or dead/dying trees from your yard. Consider using an online service directory like Angi to research tree service pros near you. Not only will you find ratings and reviews on the site, but many companies offer a free estimate. Remember to get at least three quotes; average tree removal prices range from $50 to around $1,500, though these figures can increase depending on the size of the job.

Apply DEET

There are also steps you can take to prevent mosquitoes and ticks from being drawn to you. Since 1957, one of the most common and effective solutions for this is applying DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) — the leading chemical in most insect repellants — to your skin. While there have been concerns over the years about the safety of using DEET over the years, Consumer Reports notes there is little evidence that there are any serious risks involved. 

Wear Appropriate Clothes

Along with using insect spray, you can wear certain clothes that help keep mosquitoes and ticks from your skin. For instance, wearing light-colored long-sleeve shirts and pants is perhaps the most practical way to dress if you will be outside for long periods of time. If you want to go a step further, look into permethrin, which is a pesticide you can spray on clothing, shoes and camping gear. Make sure the product you choose is EPA-approved. 

Check Family Members and Pets for Ticks 

It’s also important that you regularly check your family members for ticks, as they can be small and difficult to spot unless you’re looking for them. American Pest recommends using tweezers or floss to safely remove ticks if you find one. Moreover, be sure to check your pets frequently, looking carefully through their fur, removing them, and saving them for identification if symptoms of illness arise. 

Respond Quickly If Someone Is Bitten 

It can be difficult to know if you’ve been bitten by a pest — particularly ticks. However, if you notice Lyme disease symptoms such as rash, fever, headaches or muscle and joint aches, you need to seek medical attention immediately. If left unaddressed, the symptoms can quickly become more severe. Likewise, go to the doctor if you’ve been bitten by a mosquito and you experience symptoms like those mentioned above after the bite has healed. Moreover, Mosquito Magnet lists other symptoms that could be signs of a mosquito-borne illness.

It’s important to do whatever is necessary to protect you and your family from mosquitoes and ticks. Think about wearing long-sleeve shirts and pants, and look into permethrin for your clothing and gear. Finally, routinely check everyone in the family (including your pets) for ticks, and immediately visit your doctor if you experience serious symptoms after a mosquito or tick bite. 

Beating Lyme Documentary Progress

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a month since I’ve written a blog, so here I go.

We had more interviews done in late October with two fantastic biological dentist; Dr.Paul Rubin DDS and Dr. Bramley Birrer, DDS. Chet and I’ve learned so much. Retired, Dr. Paul brings along excellent expertise and practical knowledge while Dr. Bramley brings the passion and thirst for learning the new and ground breaking discoveries science is bringing along in order to help people heal. Their willingness to help us with our little documentary deeply touched me and I’m so grateful. Dr. Richard Stickney, my dentist, yesterday agreed to be interviewed so I’m very happy! Yes, our dead line keeps getting pushed but I think it will be worth it. I can’t believe the fantastic response Chet and I have had so far to our documentary project:) We’re moving along:)

Dr. Paul’s Bio

Paul G. Rubin, DDS, MIAOMT

University of Washington School of Dentistry, 1973

Adopted a “mercury-free” approach to dentistry in 1980, evolving into what is now commonly called “Biological Dentistry”.

Professional association with International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) since 1986.

Served on its Board of Directors for over 20 years.

Awarded both Fellow and Master of the IAOMT, and Life Member

Charter Member, International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists

Co-founder of New Directions Dentistry, which developed a course for dentists on “occupational safety   from mercury exposure in the dental office setting”. (available on DVD).

Taught dentists internationally on how to develop a “mercury-safe” practice

Decades of involvement in the Environmental effects of dental amalgam mercury fillings

Published and unpublished research

Presentations to health professionals, lay groups, governmental agencies, NGOs

Recipient of local and state awards

Adjunct faculty, Bastyr University 2017-2019, where I created and taught a course: “Dental and Systemic Health Connections: What every physician should know about dentistry, and the unique perspective of Biological Dentistry”

Converted the Bastyr course to an online Continuing Education course for Naturopathic and other Integrative Physicians called “The Missing Dental Connection”, available through Bastyr University’s Continuing Education department

Private practice of dentistry in Seattle, WA. Recently retired from practice (2020)

He also did the Forward in the book “The poison in your teeth” by Dr. Tom McGuire, DDS a book I’ve juts began reading it. The history of how amalgam filling began is very telling.

Dr. Bramley Birrer, DDS. practice is called: Integrative Dentistry located at : 9730 3rd Ave Ne Ste 205Seattle, WA 98115, for those looking to safely remove their amalgam fillings ( mercury fillings).

Another great book recommended by Dr. Paul is called “The toxic tooth” By Robert Kulacz, DDS and Thomas E. Levy, MD,JD

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Until next time, God Bless:)