The Real Story

A photo documenting a poodle hugging a little boy is quite spectacular. It could so easily have vanished the moment I lifted the camera to my face…


Storm of '08

When we first moved to New England, neighbors and friends, noticing our California license plates, regaled us with stories about why we “Californians” would “love” New England winters given the history of “the worst, most miserable winter storms”, with the hurricane of ’38 mentioned the most often.

The “ice storm of ’08”, which occurred a week ago tonight, Thursday, December 11st, will no doubt give ’38 a run for top billing, for at least a few decades to come. The moral of this story isn’t in the details of persevering, but instead, what was learned about being better prepared, when it was all said and done.


Don't Be Ignorant About Flu Vaccines

alk about convenient. No matter where your errands take you – grocery, hardware, or your favorite warehouse store – you can also roll up your sleeves, getting jabbed with a very unnecessary flu vaccine. Of course, industrialized “medicine” would have us believe they care, and are looking out for our best interests, thus, the reason they make it so convenient. I’m way over being gullible. The collective “we” didn’t make enough clinic appointments to satisfy the bottom-line needs of the vaccine industry’s investors and stockholders. They’ve got billions to be made and we were not cooperating.

Flu vaccines are one of the biggest marketing scams that exist. They’re not based on good science, but instead, greed and profit at the potential expense of not only our health, but potentially, our lives.

For most people, the flu shot does not prevent illness, but actually does the polar opposite—it weakens your immune system and makes you more predisposed to the illness. The people who actually die after contracting the flu do so because they are already sick and have compromised immune systems, and that certainly doesn’t have to include you. Why Flu Vaccines Don’t Work


Power of Fermented Foods

We’ve been following “Nourishing Traditions” for quite a few years, and have seen amazing changes in our Autistic son’s overall health. He’s achieving beyond all expectations this year, reading at a 6th grade level, and more important to me, has a real heart’s desire to please the Lord. That’s going to serve him well throughout life.

If I could point to any one thing that has helped him with his typical Autism digestive issues, it would fermented foods – not only a valuable part of our diet but a NECESSARY one.

When I asked people, “What do you think of when I say ‘fermented foods’”, I get answers that vary from “never heard of it” to “doesn’t sound very good”. I certainly didn’t understand, back when we began this journey, that I’d enjoyed fermented foods throughout my life – soy sauce, yogurt, old-fashioned barrel-aged pickles, traditional French bread, and cheese, just to name a few. The term describes the process of how a variety of breads, grains, vegetables and even meats are converted into healthy products that put more nutrition and energy back into the body, than what they take out. Instead of putting stress on the digestive tract, like highly-processed dead-nutrition foods (boxed, canned, single-yeast bread), fermented foods are naturally easier to digest, their starches, fats, proteins and sugars converted into forms more easily assimilated into the human body and utilized by the digestive tract.


This 'n That

An alternate title for this section might be, “Forgive us, Lord, we know not what we do……”………

Toxic Food Borne Illness

These include the usual culprits – mushrooms picked with little studying or knowledge, touching poison plants like poison ivy or poison oak; or eating poisoned or spoiled shellfish. Those don’t bother me, as much as the “heavy metal such as antimony, zinc, lead and copper can find their way into the food chain from the way in which we store food items. Foods, especially high acid foods e.g. fruit juices, can react with metal containers such as cans, after they are opened. The metal from the containers then enters the food and can be consumed.” Or worse…


Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Cancer

I could have posted individual blog entries, but I think it is more important that all of the following information is kept in one convenient “archive”, if you will. The following is of vital importance to babies, pregnant women, men, children, in other words, every single person. Many of us are deficient in Vitamin D. One would think given the number of processed foods and pasteurized milk additive of Vitamin D that we’d have more than enough. But research from many leading institutions is showing just the opposite, that despite our food industry supplementing synthetic forms of Vitamin D, we are still a deficient people. And that puts us at risk for a huge range of diseases – everything from arthritis to cancer, and possibly even be yet another “cause” of Autism. The moral of this story is:

“The high rate of natural production of vitamin D3 cholecalciferol in the skin is the single most important fact every person should know about vitamin D because it has such profound implications for the natural human condition.” – NEJM

SO…..


20,000 Leagues Beyond Public School

Yesterday morning, while I was making breakfast, Daniel asked, “Mama, may I read to you while you cook”. So formal and grown-up! I smiled, telling him I would be more than happy to have him read while I cooked. He pulled “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, out from behind his back announcing that I was “going to be for a real treat because this is my favorite!”

Not wanting to discourage him, I made sounds of approval, but my mind was busy planning coping strategies when he found the reading too advanced, causing him to become agitated, a not-uncommon response given his Asperger’s.

He opened it up to the first chapter, and I whisked my eggs.

“_The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phen……phen……phen-o-men-on……”


Iron Overload Disease (IOD) & Autism

Iron Overload Disease & Hemochromatosis are names to remember of the same genetic disease, primarily in those of European ancestry.

IOD is a malfunctioning of the body’s ability to rid itself of iron, instead, storing iron in all the major organs leading to a wide range of disease including heart conditions, brain disorders and cancer. Many American and Canadian doctors are still unaware of IOD, or that diagnosis is a simple blood panel. There is no cure for IOD, but there is treatment including abstaining from all foods that are fortified with iron, including pasta, breads and cereals, as well as Phlebotomy.

Of particular interest are the diagnosed cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder children with IOD. Left untreated, IOD can led to a variety of cancers. All doctors treating ASD patients should be made aware of the latest IOD findings. -Sharon


Deception of Diabetes

This is an important article to read if any one of these apply:

  • You’ve ever received a vaccination
  • Are currently taking medication
  • Children taking medication (anti-depressants, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, psychotropic meds such as Abilify, Geodon, Seroquel, Risperdol, etc.)
  • Eat corn, soy, canola oils
  • Do not eat grass-fed animal meat
  • Do not eat coconut oil or butter from grass-fed dairy
  • Do not consume whole-fat grass-fed dairy products
  • Have a low-fat diet

Well, I guess that covers just about everybody in America. This is a large article which will take some thought and time to wade through.


Autism: It's Not Just in the Head

My son, as well as 1 out of every 166 other children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, are canaries in the coal mine called Planet Earth. There is something devastatingly wrong with our world, our environment, and those among us who are the most vulnerable are suffering.

From the first day we adopted our son, it was evident there was something abnormal about his digestive tract. Several years of asking doctors about his symptoms resulted in the same repetitive answer, “I don’t know”. I’ve discovered my son isn’t the only one, that there are many other parents seeing the same digestive tract, food intolerance, allergy and abnormal bowel movement issues. We’re fortunate in that one of our son’s doctors is leading the cause, challenging conventional Western medical “professionals” to think outside the prescription-pad box. Some of her thoughts are included in the following article which is a “must read” every parent of an Autism Spectrum Disorder child.

Be sure to visit their website to view the graphics and brain scans. -Sharon