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New CSF Water https://rdcu.be/Z7sE https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04677-9 https://healthsciences.ku.dk/news/2018/06/new-discovery-about-the-brains-water-system-may-prove-beneficial-in-stroke/

https://www.regenexx.com/genetically-predisposed-dangers-quinolone-antibiotics/


S.e. Murphy

Yay. I tag @John Vibes because this might interest him. While I have read widely and can suggest numerous books, in practice many of the conclusions are mine, as well as suggestions.

Having designed medical systems for large scale hospitals, but wth a background in economics, international business, and a religious, educational and cultural upbringing deep in the catholic church , I came to some thoughts LONG ago when reading into medical systems, funding, etc debates.

It has gone to hell at several points. Not least was govt being co opted by the associations that pushed for licensing of medical doctors (as opposed to private certifications) because this govt regulation, this making a crime of competing from outside of the official paradigm eliminated much choice, becae an insulator from all competition outside their paradigm and controlled education, and led to the severe pruning of medical philosophy and methods that also became ripe for the takeover of medicine by medical instrument companies and especially big pharma.

Medicine became nothing more than a business.

It was not always thus. The fact that even now so many hospitals carry legacy names, though they have nothing more in common with practice, with saints and religious orders and the like is because such hospitals were founded, run, organized as charities. Money may well have been taken from those able to pay, but pro Bono work was common and the guiding philosophy was to heal, not make money, not be in accord with the latest political dictates, or fads like “embracing diversity.”. Often, at the core of these institutions, religious orders ran things.

I will not write an essay here, but as doctors were increasingly coming ONLY from medical schools , which became fewer in number after world war 2 (halving in number as the population doubled) the practicing philosophies of these doctors, amd their need for remuneration in market forces as their relative supply fell but demand increased markedly, became enormous.

I investigated some time ago the funding of doctor training and their pay, the structure od their training and internships, and it is a system designed to co opt them wholly financially and in methods and when combined with the massively escalated costs of medical school (and unlike programming or engineering, there is NO alternative path to medicine) and control of who may attend, having that time investment and debt load ensures compliance and obedience to the system backed further by any threats to license, having to service that debt load and facing potential loss of status as a doctor for holding ANY methods or ideas not sanctioned in the current drug surgery dynamic is a porful check and delay on any young, brilliant doctor having their own ideas. By and large, if you find doctors like mercola and many others with their own ideas it comes to them MUCH later in life but they tend to benout of the systems and comparatively few and often not covered in the main by insurance and such.

They cannot practice at all in or on the NHS here in uk , and it is even worse here in other ways, and if you can find one they are cash only, cater to wealthy via private practices, and due to the lack of competition, you get what you get, and while such doctors have relative freedom , the cash basis and lack of competing alternatives means the costs are great for often mediocre results,

Which, by the way, is how any de facto monopoly systems tend to operate and is the result of collusion, and you can see this in any economic situation.

Money as motive could and should easily be taken out of the medical system by returning to its roots and drastic Ly reducing govt mandates and demands. Medical insurance is to be insurance, not a pre paid all in health plan. Local Public health departments used to give taxpayer value for money by doing free check ups and the like for the public and poor . I have awareness of this from the detailed stories my grandmother told me of life raising her kids as she raised me,

Over medicating, and over medicalizing of people was essentially unheard of until the sixties as big pharma cranked up, with full govt approval.

As a side note, a truly stable, non inflated, non inflationary currency environment (and nit govt cooking books to drastically understate real inflation, but real non inflation, as largely existed through the republic until Nixon abandoned Bretton Woods as an inevitable consequence of the cost of us military/imperial, fiscal, and national trade policies .

Inflation, where it exists (and it has long existed and been worse than official govt stats from about 1970 as they have increasingly used apples to oranges comparisons and stator cal trickery to mask it, you can see this via the better methods in comparison by using Tom's inflation calculator to access the shadowstats if you lack the subscription for shadowstats, which will give you a true cost of monetary inflation and I could go into this all day).

Why is this important? In a significant inflation environ,net, inflation compounds, just as with compound interest on a loan. Over five , ten, twenty years it has enormous real impact in terms of costs.

This constantly inflating costs means methods must be adopted to cope and deliver services and goods, even in a medical environment at prices that can be afforded. Sometimes this does enable better innovation, but often it means cheaper cost substitutions and drastic restrictions in labor invested into any endeavor (as labor costs escalate) and with this you see now why doctors are under severe time pressure, cannot personally take time to really know a patient, about their life, etc.

Upon a time, doctors USED to talk with patients, come to know them. Nurses especially so and nurses were always the caring faces of medical care back to ancient times. In my extensive experience as a patient I can say that that is totally gone. Other than, perhaps, some fly by chit chat while theynrush you through a weigh in or hand you a form, there is NO interaction with patients and I have seen numerous mistakes get made in forms, my forms, because of the hurried nature of the interactions . I am NOT an unpleasant person to deal with so it is not just me. I have observed this.

Numerous prophylactic measures, especially time consuming ones, have been abandoned, on cost basis (and substituted with higher routine use of antibiotics), and health care has become vastly de personalized. Except for capital goods purchases where higher billable procedures can give good ROI even in inflationary environment, the overall environment suffers. There are numerous design and building changes that could andnshould be implemented for positive patient outcome, ditto culinary changes in hospitals because the nature and kind of food served in them (usually microwaved, prepackaged, high carb, cheap processed meals) is cheap, easy to deliver and markup but completely contrary to patient needs when ill or needing to heal from a surgery.

Full spectrum light bulbs should be the norm in sunless and all areas, and almost all patient rooms should have ability to get significant natural sunlight and patients should be given access to natural sun exposure daily as well as lots suplementary d3, vitamin c.

Copper as a surface is vastly superior to stainless steel and even silver as a self sterilizing material (but the costs of cleaning or polishing it would be labor intensive so why worry about preventing germs from surviving on surfaces, hand rails, etc when quick use of harsh chemical sprays during intermittent cleaning is “good enough” and antibiotics a routine option , and profitable one (even in socialized systems) rather than pay people to clean or polish. There was an ancient wisdom to the long human use of copper cups and surgical instruments because give them a quick wipe to get the material out or off, and they do in a few hours self sterilize and better than anything else known.

Additionally, placing negative ion generators and air filters in all patient rooms, waiting rooms etc would have an enormous positive effect, but indirect, in reducing infections and stresses and infection , which will save some lives and reduce some people getting infections from the environment andncosts associated with same. In combination, an excellent, truly healthy fresh foods healing diet, not microwaved, sugary, high carb meals, designs in patient and common areas emphasizing opportunity for sun exposure, full spectrum light bulbs, supplementing with key healing nutrients (as opposed ro an endless parade of drugs), increased nurse to patient ratios and time with patients, lifestyle discussions , copper work surfaces and hand rails, and some other things I would suggest would have positive benefits on patients and costs but will never be adopted in the current system, and incentives, which have far more flaws than I could detail here.

But you can blame govt and special interests, and this includes the doctor associations as well, they wanted a monopoly in practice, even waging dirty tricks to suppress chiropracty and other modalities , calling anyone who does not accept their expensive and monopolistic practices as quacks amd fools, well, they largely got it, and it has been a Faustian bargain for themselves and worse for patients and society at drastic and escalating costs.

Now there is this massive push to outlaw unapproved “medical speech” and regulate supplements and nutrients and set up de fscto ministries of truth as to what can be said , even privately, even if it is long practice and knowledge unless FDA type hundreds of million dollar studies and govt imprimatur is performed…which will never happen for the vast majority if non ptentable methods and substances. It is nothing more than another attempt to force people into the same govt controlled, hyper regulated, specia Industry partnerships for their profit and politics, our costs.


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Something new and different to try! Healthy Gluten Free Avocado Chocolate Cookies!

Ingredients: 3/4 cup avocado flesh (very ripe, but not brown) ½ cup coconut sugar (*SEE NOTES) 1 egg ½ cup dark cocoa powder 50 g. dark chocolate chunks ½ tsp. baking soda


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-24/scientists-investigate-antibiotic-to-be-used-as-herbicide/7195744

A better question is “Why are we using messed up Antibiotics?”

Levaquin, a Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, was a significant contribute to my wife's suicide. Please add investigating these antibiotics and the devastation they are causing to people, many without them even knowing it due to the delayed reactions that can take months to appear.

My late wife's story is at the end of this segment:

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/investigations/levaquin-fda-fails-to-disclose-additional-serious-side-effects-of-antibiotic-linked-to-deaths

Amazingly Bayer maker of Cipro and Avalox is warning doctors not to use the crap. Sadly no such warning about Levaquin.

Prescriber Action:

Health care professionals should not prescribe systemic fluoroquinolones to patients who have other treatment options for acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, acute uncomplicated cystitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections. Health care professionals should encourage patients to read the Medication Guide that describes the safety issues associated with fluoroquinolones. The Medication Guide is required to be given to the patient with each fluoroquinolone prescription. Stop fluoroquinolone treatment immediately if a patient reports serious side effects, and switch to a non-fluoroquinolone antibacterial drug to complete the patient’s treatment course.

http://www.bayer.us/en/news/statements/new-limitations-of-use-and-safety-information-for-fluoroquinolones.php

Reporting Adverse Events:

Health care professionals are encouraged to report adverse events to FDA’s MedWatch reporting system by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you wish to request further information for AVELOX®, please contact Merck National Service Center at 1-800-526-4099. If you wish to request further information for CIPRO®, please contact Bayer Service Center at 1-888-842-2937.


A BUSY WEEK at the Daily Caller - HERE ARE THE FQAD HIGHLIGHTS: #3 is big one.

1) The Daily Caller Kathryn Watson Report - Suit Alleges Former FDA Chief Suppressed Danger of 'Deadly' Drug For Sake of Profit: http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/21/suit-alleges-former-fda-chief-suppressed-danger-of-deadly-drug-for-sake-of-profit/

2) Call 6 Kara Kenney Report: Mother Blames Levaquin for Son's Death http://www.theindychannel.com/news/call-6-investigators/call-6-mother-blames-antibiotic-for-sons-death

3) Levaquin Victim Speaks @ J&J's Shareholder Meeting: http://www.investor.jnj.com/webcasts-presentations.cfm

4) Natural News Mike Adams Report- Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Named in Massive Conspiracy and Racketeering Lawsuit Involving Johnson & Johnson a Wall Street Hedge Fund, and the Levaquin Drug: http://www.naturalnews.com/053767_Margaret_Hamburg_FDA_commissioner_conspiracy_and_racketeering.html

5) I-Team Investigation Courtny Gerrish Report - Antibiotic Side Effects That Could Damage Your Health: http://www.tmj4.com/news/i-team/i-team-investigation-antibiotic-side-effects-that-could-damage-your-health Thank you for helping to raise awareness of FQAD throughout the week as these links became available. Awareness saves lives.



Sadly there is certainly more than one cause for Mitochondrial damage and dysfunction, the connection between FQ drugs and Fibro symptoms.

“I've never taken any of these drugs.”

They are in the food and water supply, we've all been exposed. However as you say they where not in wide spread use in 1973 (the first generation FQs were invented in the mid 60's).

Dr Bennett explains the connection between the FQ drugs, Cipro (in Dr. Tompkins link above) et.al. and Mitochondrial toxicity here:

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/investigations/levaquin-fda-fails-to-disclose-additional-serious-side-effects-of-antibiotic-linked-to-deaths

FDA report on controversy of the Fibromyalgia blood test ( https://thefibromyalgiatest.com/?p=7006 ).

“… lower than normal cytokine immune response among patients with fibromyalgia compared to controls …”

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/ReportsManualsForms/Reports/UCM472777.pdf


Face Transplant anyone? New ICD10 Fiscal Year 2017 Medicare billing codes 0WY20Z0 and 0WY20Z1!

The new ICD10 billing codes for fiscal year 2017 were released today.

While none that are useful to those suffering from FQAD* or CSF Leaks specifically, there are several that may help those with high or low brain fluid issues (3E0Q03Z, 3E0Q0HZ).

There were 3651 additions. The vast majority of them (3400+) are related to the heart. Not one of them is for Chelation Therapy. :-(

This is where to send a request to have a FQAD code added, the request must be submitted before July 15th 2015. The next ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting is September 13 through 14, 2016.

ICDProcedureCodeRequest@cms.hhs.gov for ICD-10-PCS or nchsicd10CM@cdc.gov for ICD-10-CM by July 15. Please make requests for the addition of FQAD well reasoned and based on scientific data (such as the FDA report and what little else we might have).

*Fluoroquinolone-Associated Disability (“FQAD”) is an FDA formal review identification for a constellation of symptoms that have been identified in the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) in review of data in the fluoroquinolone safety reports.

FB will hose this formatting. :-( Copy and past it some place else like Notepad or EMACS to view it.

Full list new new codes can be downloaded here along with videos of the meeting to see how a new code is decided: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/ICD-9-CM-C-and-M-Meeting-Materials-Items/2016-03-09-MeetingMaterials.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLSort=0&DLSortDir=descending

Add: 0WY Anatomical Regions, General, Transplantation Anatomical Regions, General, Transplantation Add: 0WY20Z0 Transplantation of Face, Allogeneic, Open Approach Transplantation of Face, Allogeneic, Open Approach Add: 0WY20Z1 Transplantation of Face, Syngeneic, Open Approach Transplantation of Face, Syngeneic, Open Approach Add: 0XY Anatomical Regions, Upper Extremities, Transplantation Anatomical Regions, Upper Extremities, Transplantation Add: 0XYJ0Z0 Transplantation of Right Hand, Allogeneic, Open Approach Transplantation of Right Hand, Allogeneic, Open Approach Add: 0XYJ0Z1 Transplantation of Right Hand, Syngeneic, Open Approach Transplantation of Right Hand, Syngeneic, Open Approach Add: 0XYK0Z0 Transplantation of Left Hand, Allogeneic, Open Approach Transplantation of Left Hand, Allogeneic, Open Approach Add: 0XYK0Z1 Transplantation of Left Hand, Syngeneic, Open Approach Transplantation of Left Hand, Syngeneic, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q004 Introduce Liquid Brachy in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Liquid Brachytherapy Radioisotope into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q005 Introduce Oth Antineoplastic in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Other Antineoplastic into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q00M Introduce Monoclonal Antibody in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Monoclonal Antibody into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q028 Introduce Oxazolidinones in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Oxazolidinones into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q029 Introduce Oth Anti-infect in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Other Anti-infective into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q03Z Introduce of Anti-inflam into Cran Cav/Brain, Open Approach Introduction of Anti-inflammatory into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q06Z Introduce of Nutritional into Cran Cav/Brain, Open Approach Introduction of Nutritional Substance into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q07Z Introduce Electrol/Water Bal in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Electrolytic and Water Balance Substance into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q0BZ Introduce of Local Anesth into Cran Cav/Brain, Open Approach Introduction of Local Anesthetic into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q0GC Introduce Oth Therap Subst in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Other Therapeutic Substance into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q0HZ Introduce Radioact Subst in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Radioactive Substance into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q0KZ Introduce Oth Diagn Subst in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Other Diagnostic Substance into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q0NZ Introduce Analg/Hypnot/Sedat in Cran Cav/Brain, Open Introduction of Analgesics, Hypnotics, Sedatives into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q0SF Introduction of Other Gas into Cran Cav/Brain, Open Approach Introduction of Other Gas into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 3E0Q0TZ Introduce of Destr Agent into Cran Cav/Brain, Open Approach Introduction of Destructive Agent into Cranial Cavity and Brain, Open Approach Add: 6AB Extracorporeal Therapies, Physiological Systems, Perfusion Extracorporeal Therapies, Physiological Systems, Perfusion Add: 6AB50BZ Perfusion of Circulatory Donor Organ, Single Perfusion of Circulatory Donor Organ, Single Add: 6ABB0BZ Perfusion of Respiratory System Donor Organ, Single Perfusion of Respiratory System Donor Organ, Single Add: 6ABF0BZ Perfusion of Hepato Sys Pancrs Donor Org, Single Perfusion of Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas Donor Organ, Single Add: 6ABT0BZ Perfusion of Urinary System Donor Organ, Single Perfusion of Urinary System Donor Organ, Single Add: X20 New Technology, Cardiovascular System, Assistance New Technology, Cardiovascular System, Assistance Add: X205312 Cereb Filtr, Brach L Carotid Art, Perc, New Tech 2 Cerebral Embolic Filtration, Dual Filter in Innominate Artery and Left Common Carotid Artery, Percutaneous Approach, New Technology Group 2


the drugs this company made your wife ill? Side affects?“

Cipro is made by Bayer. Levaquin is made by J&J. All drugs in the Fluoroquinolone antibiotics class are bad and should be removed from the market! Some of them already have due to the problems they caused. It was Levaquin that made it so Karen could not walk. That board in the picture up there she CRAWLED around the house on it for a YEAR because of these drugs. They also contributed to damage of her spinal Dura so none of the treatments for CSF Leaks worked. In the end the combination of the two lead to her suicide. frown emoticon

The upside is that Karen's Journal is now required reading at Duke School of Medicine in a couple of different courses. It is also available as a book to give to doctors and family members that do not understand Chronic Pain. http://www.kpaddock.com/Book

“Karen's first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.” - The Derrick Newspaper cover story Sept. 8th 2014.

Karen's Journal was used on Nov 5th 2015 as part of the evidence at the FDA hearing about FQ antibiotics. At the end of the day, we won. The rare dual advisory committee said that the warnings from these drugs are far from adequate even tho they ALREADY have the HIGHEST warning of “Black Box” from the FDA! The hearing is detailed here complete with the 617 page FDA report links and links to the videos all day long of the hearing: http://www.kpaddock.com/.../win_at_the_fda_hearing_on

What is your health blog site? Anything that raises awareness of the dangerous of the FQ drugs or CSF Leaks is greatly appreciated.


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The Preface to Murphy's Law:

_We, the willing, Lead by the unknowing. _Are doing the impossible for the ungrateful… We have done so much for so long… _With so little… We are now qualified to do anything… _With nothing… Forever!

S.e. Murphy Murphy's laws of combat include…

The important things are always simple. The simple things are usually hard. The easy way is always mined. No plan survives first contact with the enemy. When you are short of everything except enemy, you are in combat.

Corollary statements not directly affiliated with that partial list of relevant Murphy's laws of combat includes…

Expect adversity. BOHICA Poor prior planning on your part does not constitute an automatic emergency for others.


REUBEN BAKE

2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls… 1 pound sliced Swiss cheese 1-1/4 pounds sliced deli corned beef 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained 2/3 cup Thousand Island salad dressing 1 egg white, lightly beaten 3 teaspoons caraway seeds

Unroll one tube of crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Layer with half of the cheese and all of the corned beef. Combine sauerkraut and salad dressing; spread over beef. Top with remaining cheese. On a lightly floured surface, press or roll second tube of crescent dough into a 13-in. x 9-in. rectangle, sealing seams and perforations. Place over cheese. Brush with egg white; sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until heated through and crust is golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.


This is Audrey's story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong. http://spinalcsfleak.org/audreys-story/

How would I know? IT HAS NOT BEEN DELIVERED YET! I did not know a signature was going o be required. To hard to tell me that up front? Since my wife's suicide due to Intracranial Hypotension due to Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks. A condition that is more common that many think (for example Actor George Clooney had/has a CSF Leak and considered suicide and Levaquin, (Fluoroquinolone antibiotics) no one is home any more to sign for such things. I filled a change of address within 20 minutes of UPS getting the package to have it delivered to work. That caused UPS to hold the package for 14 hours! Which made delivery on Thanksgiving when office is closed as was Friday! UPS knew the place was closed and tried to deliver it there anyway. Now tracking says it will be delivered here! NO UPS!

I remember when I was going through chemo and the nurse asked me my pain level. For once I told the truth. I said it's a 9. She said a 9 is like you feel like your dying. I told her that is what my number is. She told me there's no way. So I remember telling her why don't you just pick the number from now on. I remember telling Karen about what happened, and she said welcome to my world. frown emoticon

pain scale


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https://news.wsu.edu/2015/08/24/wsu-researchers-find-inaccuracies-in-head-impact-sensors/#.kpaddock.org

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”“DO NOT SHARE THIS WITHOUT COPYING THIS TEXT: Big Picture: “Lyme Disease” is caused by shed fungal-ish (which have OspA-ish lipoproteins on then) blebs that ruin the immune system (turn it off). They, the shed blebs, get into your brain causing * CHRONIC brain inflammation and dementia.* These blebs or exosomes or exosomology is the hottest topic in bioscience. The crooks say this was a “vaccine.” They, IDSA, Yale, CDC, et al, hysterically insist that Lyme is only an autoimmune bad knee and that Dearborn was real [the “Guidelines” are intended to maintain the PRETENSE (a legal word meaning FRAUD) that Dearborn was real], because they do not want to be prosecuted for what happened at Dearborn (falsified the test, only detects late Lyme arthritis, OspA and B we left out for a follow-up monopoly on blood testing for all TBDs in North America). REPEAT: The IDSA crooks chronically harass us because they are terrified of being prosecuted for falsifying the case definition at Dearborn. They continually assert that Lyme is something other than a spirochetal disease and that is it autoimmune/inflammatory rather in the AIDS and cancer class. When taking a drug like Humira or Stelara Pharma always warns to avoid fungal infections (like Lyme) BECAUSE THOSE ARE KNOW TO SUPPRESS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM FURTHER… when Humira and Stelara are already immune-suppressors. What is the outcome of Stelara and Humira combined with fungal infections they warn about? Right; LEUKEMIA, which is cause by Epstein-Barr. Stay on topic, people.”“ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1189895281036786&set=gm.445324079003534&type=1&theater

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“For all of us who are creating a business / book / project of some sort. This comes from Stephen Harrod Buhner's book “The Secret Teachings of Plants”, but it explains perfectly why some businesses are VERY successful from the get go, and some others become very successful as their creators change or evolve their energy:

“The businesses that people create embody the basic world perspectives, the underlying beliefs and orientations, that their owners possess,. Businesses convey to customers specific meanings through the feelings the customers experience, though they may not normally be able to say what those feelings are.”

So we sense the energy of what's being presented, be it 2 similar products or 2 stores selling similar items, and we choose the one that makes us feel more comfortable. That energy is not on the product itself, but it's the energy of its creator, so something that has already been created, like books, photos or stores aren't static, they evolve as the energy of the person who created them evolves! And people respond to that evolution! smile emoticon”

I wonder if that's why some books feel like they live forever… like the scriptures of the various religious traditions and some feel flatlined. July 29 at 4:44pm · Like

Isabel Don't know, but it's possible that after a while, any creation really takes a life of its own, and scriptures, for instance, are fed continually with the love and devotion of MANY people!

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http://livingtraditionally.com/make-mustard-fight-cancer-treat-inflammatory-conditions/

https://www.udemy.com/finding-your-lifes-purpose-by-eckhart-tolle/?utm_medium=udemyads&utm_campaign=Finding-Your-Purpose&k_clickid=115f3694-078d-4bd3-9195-dac9e5c145d8_70514101&utm_content=Finding-Your-Purpose-168d4c13-cf7a-4-1017564154950315-XZ01Za&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=Finding-Your-Purpose-Affinity&couponCode=7445cf3d-c4f6-47f3-ba4c-5c7627d46ff2

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/06/05/distinguished-scientists-gather-to-emphasize-matter-is-not-the-only-reality/

http://wakeup-world.com/2015/04/03/5-simple-acupressure-points-to-relieve-stress-and-anxiety/

http://www.angeltherapy.com/blog/archangel-michaels-detox-difference

“The Impersonal Life” by Joseph Benner.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28112-quantum-weirdness-proved-real-in-first-loophole-free-experiment/?cmpid=kpaddock.com

http://www.mdtmag.com/news/2015/09/fbi-issues-alert-about-internet-connected-devices?et_cid=bpaddock.com

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/851269

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2701618

http://www.fluoroquinolonestories.com/

http://globalnews.ca/news/2251092/meant-to-save-your-life-now-overuse-of-antibiotics-may-endanger-it-study/?hootPostID=500a5f1ce5dcae293bae80a7206acd1c

http://www.stopagingnow.com/energy732/

http://www.qmed.com/mpmn/medtechpulse/why-size-matters-when-it-comes-medical-devices?cid=nl.qmed01.20151028

http://www.amazon.com/Overdiagnosed-Making-People-Pursuit-Health/dp/0807021997

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthcare/Drugs-most-frequently-reported-for-adverse-reactions.html#bDIl02i9mPbojL5v.01

https://www.facebook.com/mthfrsupportaustralia/photos/a.631632546873196.1073741828.630654520304332/904197219616726/?type=3

” No relation to piercing of the inner ear.“

One can't be sure. Look up “auricular acupuncture”. That is where all the acupuncture points of the body are reflected in the external ear (Pinna), as an upside down fetal infant.

December 2015 Consumer Reports about the dangers of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/health/antibiotic-resistance-guide/index.htm

http://www.profit-over-life.org/books/books.php?book=28

http://wakeup-world.com/2015/11/09/the-law-of-attraction-vs-the-law-of-awareness/

“Not being able to stand the cold”

That is not exactly accurate.

It is not that you can't stand cold, it is that YOU ARE COLD.

I could set in a 200'F sauna at the YMCA and shiver.

At my worst my temp was 92.6F. At that temperature you don't function, all you do is shiver uncontrollably. Caused by Mercury fillings. The Mecury plugs up the receptors for the thyroid hormones so that they don't get used.

Ankle/RA books of Karen's:

2-287-59757-3 0-443-07838-6 0-683-30648-0


The Preface to Murphy's Law: We, the willing,

Lead by the unknowing.
 Are doing the impossible for the ungrateful...
  We have done so much for so long...
   With so little...
    We are now qualified to do anything...
     With nothing...
      Forever!

http://www.turkishneurosurgery.org.tr/pdf/pdf_JTN_893.pdf

When the body makes collagen, it makes it in individual strands that are then wound around another to form a triple helix structure, which gives it strength. The step turning from individual collagen strands to a triple helix, needs vitamin C in order to happen. Also, high vitamin C levels in the body are associated with increased collagen gene expression. In other words, vitamin C can increase collagen synthesis. Vitamin C deficiency, known as scurvy, causes symptoms of weak and fragile collagen/connective tissues (similar to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - EDS). From history lessons in school, you may have learned the origins of the discovery of scurvy related to a lack of fresh vitamin C-containing foods on board, when sailors were several months at sea, leading to scurvy and then death. This led to the discovery that if citrus fruits were carried on board ships, that scurvy could be prevented. The way that sailors, and indeed anyone, died from scurvy, was due to collagen/connective tissues, and in particular, blood vessels, becoming weak. Then when a weak blood vessel ruptures, the individual with scurvy suffers a massive fatal bleed. The modern 'typical western diet' is very low in vitamin C. Some EDS (which is a genetic defect in how the body synthesises collagen) experts, recommend a large vitamin C daily supplement (3-6g per day). I started with 1g daily during my CSF leak, and have gradually increased it to 3g per day (2g morning, 1g evening). One of the symptoms of EDS is poor wound healing. This is due to the genetic defect in collagen synthesis.

http://fatsn.org/merch.htm

Why are Fluoroquinolone 's antibiotics being studied in surface waters? It is a pay to play article so won't know unless someone has access or trip to the local library.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971530036X

http://gadoliniumtoxicity.com/2014/11/12/is-history-repeating-itself-are-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-the-next-thorotrast/

http://www.levaquin.com/sites/default/files/pdf/levaquin.pdf

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm088619.pdf

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https://kdp.amazon.com/bookshelf

http://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Your-Doctor-about-Fibromyalgia/dp/0446675121

— Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers observed the spinal-fluid http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp201529a.html

http://www.dailytimesgazette.com/chronic-fatigue-is-caused-by-low-levels-of-spinal-cord-fluid/3178/


http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/using-antibiotics-genetically-modify-humans/


Itching/Pain http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_C_nerve_fiber


There is a difference between allergy and sensitivities. Many allergy tests only look for the anaphylactic type reactions. That is redness or swelling close in space or time to the stimuli.

A good alertest will also look for sensitivities, especially food sensitivities, that can have a delayed reaction of up to four days. Eat something today and in four days have a migraine or an itch attack.

Medications especially Antibiotics can lead to fungal over growth in the body than can have many odd effects. More on this at Karen's web site with references at the end:

http://www.kpaddock.com/doku.php/tips/gut


Working on Karen's book trying to figure out the best set of keywords for Amazon search. Limited to five terms. So I typed in ones that came to mind. None on Intracranial Hypotension which I don't think will surprise anyone here.

Next I entered CSF Leak. Actually came up with one on how to repair cranial leaks text book. Don't think it is meant to be a Do It Yourself guide. unsure emoticon

Just mentioning it here as I was surprised to even come up with one hit.

http://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Techniques-Reconstruction-Advances-Oto-Rhino-Laryngology/dp/3805599528/


Bullous Pemphigoid


New pain path found:

http://chiropractortonawanda.com/blog/scientists-discover-new-pain-pathway-in-the-brain/#.VNe1UAJ0Pm4.facebook

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002036

http://www.trinitylondon.com/awareness-ribbon-meanings.asp

https://www.facebook.com/NationalPainReport?fref=nf


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choroid_plexus


Bekanntgaben 2004 suicide

http://www.akdae.de/suche/index.html?sy=0&q=Bekanntgaben+2004+suicide&wf=2221&s=RPD&ps=5&cmd=Suche

http://www.akdae.de/Arzneimittelsicherheit/Bekanntgaben/Archiv/2004/20040528.html

I'm waiting for a reply from someone that lives in Germany to tell me what the ones from 2005 say, this is what she says the 2004 one says:

“Its a report from a german page of the german federal medical association, it says about FQ: Several cases of ppl that took FQ show, that FQ may cause sudden and urgent need to kill oneself. They know this to happen from Mefloquin ( I wrote lots about it on weirdo group) and other meds, but FQ is now one of them. They say FQ is prescriped 27million times a year in Germany (population: 80 million), and the docs would be informed VERY WELL about side infects (*ahem*) but obvious they dont know enough about the suicide risk (surprise surprise). Especially Ciprofloxacin and Ofloxacin can cause a sudden suicide urge after the first pill already, it says. They report about a man that had taken FQ several times and always was well with it, that woke up in the middle of the night 6 days after taken another FQ, immediately needing to kill himself. His wife found him hanging already, he was then rescued. None of those, that felt the need to kill themselves after FQ, had ever been in a similar situation, or depressed before. Also aggressive nightmares have been reported after taking FQ (theres the nightmare link again, we talk about in weirdo group) as well as nightmares from which ppl wake up to the sudden desire to kill themselves (interesting parallels to the anti-malaria Quinolone 'Mefloquin'!!!). The most interesting part of the report is this: The medical association thinks its possible, that a high estimated number of unreported cases of performed suicides after taking FQ exists, therefore they advise a test after every suicide, to find out whether the person has taken FQ before.”


“Kinship With All Life” by J. Allen Boone. This book is about a man's discovery, through his contact and life with a very special and Hollywood star dog Stronghart, that we all can communicate with all life forms, as equals, if we relax and let the dogs teach us.

The narrated version on Youtube:

A Kinship With All Life:

Forward: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODBUKAACqHQ

Chapter 1-9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8poZ3Zr-S24

Chapter 10-16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcVrju8-hPQ

Chapter 17-24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbdOTZm3SvU

Chapter 25-34: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4B1nUHbm5o

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strongheart


http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Epidemic-Corporate-Coercive-Government/dp/1620872129/ref=pd_rhf_schuc_s_cp_9_9CX2?ie=UTF8&refRID=15HJCE3AYMKVCRSW93PJ

http://www.amazon.com/Saying-No-Vaccines-Resource-Guide/dp/0979091047/ref=pd_rhf_schuc_s_cp_6_9CX2?ie=UTF8&refRID=15HJCE3AYMKVCRSW93PJ

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/02/05/families-seek-more-transparency-on-hpv-vaccine.html

http://www.amazon.com/Dissolving-Illusions-Disease-Vaccines-Forgotten/dp/1480216895

Do you read the ingredients listed in the foods you buy? Do you read the ingredients in the vaccines you want to inject in you and yours? Would you eat them? Did you read the instructions that came with your TV or other electronic widget? Did you read the fine print that came with the vaccine box that says one of the possible side effects is death? Look at all of the young girls that have been injured by the Gardasil vaccine. With is for cervical cancer cased by a virus. That they now want to give to young boys. Can there be any other reason for that beside profit? If one cancer can be caused by a virus then can't others? http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/02/05/hpv-vaccine-gardasil-has-a-dark-side-star-investigation-finds.html



http://www.wesh.com/health/pharmacist-pain-killer-restrictions-can-be-deadly-for-patients/30990214

http://www.wesh.com/health/pharmacies-denying-legitimate-prescriptions/30986442

http://www.wesh.com/viewers-respond-to-pharmacies-denying-prescriptions-report/31017124


Book Mind over Medicine.


Generic Brand Name
First Generation
Flumequine Flubactin
Nalidixic acid NegGam, Wintomylon
Oxolinic acid Uroxin
Piromidic acid Panacid
Pipemidic acid Dolcol
Rosoxacin Eradacil
Second Generation
Ciprofloxacin Cipro, Cipro XR, Ciprobay, Ciproxin
Enoxacin Enroxil, Penetrex
Lomefloxacin Maxaquin
Nadifloxacin Acuatim, Nadoxin, Nadixa
Norfloxacin Lexinor, Noroxin, Quinabic, Janacin
Ofloxacin Floxin, Oxaldin, Tarivid
Pefloxacin Peflacine
Rufloxacin Uroflox
Third Generation
Balofloxacin Baloxin
Gatifloxacin Tequin, Zymar
Grepafloxacin Raxar
Levofloxacin Cravit, Levaquin
Moxifloxacin Avelox, Vigamox
Pazufloxacin Pasil, Pazucross
Sparfloxacin Zagam
Temafloxacin Omniflox
Tosufloxacin Ozex, Tosacin
Fourth Generation
Besifloxacin Besivance
Clinafloxacin
Gemifloxacin Factive
Sitafloxacin Gracevit
Trovafloxacin Trovan
Prulifloxacin Quisnon

“The Social Transformation of American Medicine.” This book won a Pulitzer Prize in 1982.

“If you really want to understand how medicine has become a business instead of a noble profession…”

https://openlibrary.org/works/OL3617562W/The_social_transformation_of_American_medicine openlibrary.org

The social transformation of American medicine by Paul Starr; 4 editions; First published in 1982; Subjects: History, History of medicine, Modern, Medical care, Modern History of Medicine, Physicians, Social medicine, United States, In library, Protected DAISY; Places: United States By OpenLibrary.org



Add Grain Brain and Grain Brain book and http://www.themicrocosmwithin.com/

The Enteric Nervous System (ENS) is the system of the Gut that medication, GMO's, and bad nutrition in general play havoc with. The ENS is sometimes referred to as the Second Brain. It gets this Second Brain moniker due to the fact that a properly functioning ENS makes Serotonin and other brain related chemicals. Medications et.al. can disrupt this leading to things like depression and “Chemo Brain”, that get blamed on the Brain.

So the doctors not educated in nutrition give move brain drugs, that further damage the ENS, causing a vicious cycle.

Drugs et.al. can kill off the good “bugs” (Physiological) of the gut allowing the overgrowth of bad “bugs” (Pathological) whose excretions are toxic. Drugs et.al. can also cause over growth of fungi and yeast, which also have toxic outputs.

One simple thing that can be done is to take high quality (Big Box Stores/National Chains in malls don”t fit my “Quality” criteria) Pre and Pro biotic to attempt to restore some balance. Needs to be taken two hours before or two hours after any medication, or the medication will kill the “good bugs”.

Make no mistake that switching from the typical American diet to a healthy one is hard. Many of today's foods and drinks, soda for example, are designed to make us crave more of it in ways that are addicting, to some debilitating so.

We are what we absorb from what we put in, and on, our bodies. It takes work in our society today to have proper nutrition, as MegaCorp is interested in selling a product not our health. Once you've made the switch to a healthy diet you'll wonder why you did not do it a long time ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteric_nervous_system

“This migraine right now is no joke!” I suggest starting a food journal. A high percentages of migraine's are caused by undiagnosed food allergies. What you ate up to four days ago could be causing your headache now.

What she really needs to see is the book. Which is now hard to come by as it is in such high demand in the underground health arena (the place that The Establishment says won't work and empirical evidence shows it does).

Did your nephew take any antibiotics at a very young age, perhaps for an ear infection? Vaccinations and GMO's also get the blame here a lot.

Either way what is going on is that something killed off the good “bugs” (Physiological) of the gut allowing the overgrowth of bad “bugs” (Pathological) whose excretions are toxic. Drugs et.al. can also cause over growth of fungi and yeast, which also have toxic outputs.

What the GAPS diet does is eliminate *all* carbohydrates (Sugars in *all* forms), the stuff that feeds the bad bugs so that the die off (that can cause their own short term health problems), and replace the carbs with high protein diet.

The book also addresses that many Autistic children will only eat specific things and how to deal with that.

The Enteric Nervous System (ENS) is the system of the Gut that medication, GMO's, and bad nutrition in general play havoc with. The ENS is sometimes referred to as the Second Brain. It gets this Second Brain moniker due to the fact that a properly functioning ENS makes Serotonin and other brain related chemicals. Medications et.al. can disrupt this leading to things like depression and “Chemo Brain”, that get blamed on the Brain.

Make no mistake that switching from the typical American diet to a healthy one is hard. Many of today's foods and drinks, soda for example, are designed to make us crave more of it in ways that are addicting, to some debilitating so.

We are what we absorb from what we put in, and on, our bodies. It takes work in our society today to have proper nutrition, as MegaCorp is interested in selling a product not our health. Once you've made the switch to a healthy diet you'll wonder why you did not do it a long time ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteric_nervous_system

Dr Smith at Meta-meterials lab.

Karen, always ground her teeth when she slept (She also spoke in a language that I could never identify when she slept, and she spoke no other languages when she was awake beside English).

She found that you can get 'Night Gards' for ~$30 where the sell the stuff like toothpaste. She then found that you can get the *exact* same thing for $1 in the Sporting Goods section for boxing/football 'Mouth Gard'. She both them in bulk from EBay or Amazon she went through about two a month.


Planning a Funeral for $800 or less (MSN Money)

Posted September 12, 2007 by admin

An article about home funerals from MSN Money, September 18, 2007

Planning a Funeral for $800 or less By Christopher Solomon

You can’t take it with you, but you may not want to give thousands to a funeral home and florists. Talk to your loved ones about their wishes and tell them yours.

When a loved one dies, the last thing on most people’s minds is money. Only later do grief-stricken survivors find out that dying in America is very expensive — so expensive, the saying goes, that no one can afford to do it anymore.

The average funeral in the United States costs $6,500, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. The true sum can easily reach $10,000 once a burial plot, flowers and other costs are included, the AARP says.

You needn’t go into debt in order to honor the dead, however. In many parts of the country, a loved one can be laid to rest with dignity for less than $800, by choosing cremation and using creativity. Even those who favor a traditional funeral and burial can save hundreds or thousands of dollars by taking a few simple steps.

Whatever your preferences, consumer advocates recommend three steps above all others:

Plan ahead. Talk about death with your spouse and/or parents. Know what they want and commit those wishes to paper. Do they want to be cremated shortly after death with no ceremony? Or do they want a large funeral with a choir — but absolutely no fancy headstone? Lack of communication is costly.

“There’s more psychological baggage surrounding death than any other emotion or life experience — even sex. And that’s why we pay a high price,” says Karen Leonard, a researcher for “The American Way of Death Revisited,” the update of Jessica Mitford’s landmark 1963 muckraking exposé of the funeral industry.

Know your rights. The Federal Trade Commission’s “Funeral Rule” requires mortuaries to present a price list of services to consumers before showing them products such as caskets. A new FTC brochure that summarizes your rights is “Paying Final Respects: Your Rights When Buying Funeral Goods and Services.” Another detailed but very readable overview is the FTC brochure “Funerals: A Consumer Guide.”

Shop around. Many survivors also don’t shop around for deals because they consider bargain hunting an affront to the dead. Getting fleeced, however, is hardly a tribute. Even a few quick calls to compare prices once a relative dies can be worthwhile.

“Most people choose a funeral home for the wrong reasons: It’s close to their house, or it has served their family in the past,” says Joshua Slocum, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance. “The range of prices offered by various funeral homes for comparable services is incredibly wide.”

The same funeral package that costs $6,000 at one mortuary can be $2,500 across town, says Slocum.

The $800 (or less) funeral Though prices vary widely around the country, consumer advocates say a sub-$800 funeral is possible in most places. It requires cremation, however, which now occurs in about a third of all deaths. Here’s how:

Choose “direct cremation.” Direct cremation simply means that the deceased is promptly cremated, without a funeral service or viewing. Direct cremation usually includes transport of the body, cremation and a cardboard or plastic container for the ashes. Embalming — the temporary preservation of the body by injecting chemicals — is usually unnecessary if the body is promptly cremated. Avoiding this expense can save several hundred dollars.

Here’s how to be sure your parents are getting the help they need when you’re not nearby.

Be sure to ask whether the cost of direct cremation includes the crematory fee; that can cost an additional several hundred dollars.

Even cremation prices can vary — a lot. In a 2007 survey of prices at 170 funeral homes in western and central Washington state, the nonprofit People’s Memorial Association found that the price for simple cremation in the Seattle area ranged from $425 to more than $2,800.

Select the simplest casket. Buying a $5,000 mahogany casket if a loved one’s body is soon to be burned to ashes makes little sense. The Funeral Rule requires a funeral home to offer a cost-effective alternative such as an unfinished coffin or a heavy cardboard enclosure to house the body for its trip to the crematorium, where it will be burned along with the body. Ask for one. No state or local law requires a casket for cremation.

Ask the funeral home if a casket can be rented if the body is to be viewed before cremation.

If the total cost of direct cremation is more than $1,000 or so, even in the most expensive areas, “that’s not a fair price,” says Slocum. “This is not a lot of work for the funeral director.” In many places the price should be closer to $600, Leonard says.

Avoid a big-ticket urn and columbarium. Vessels to store the deceased’s ashes can easily cost hundreds — sometimes thousands — of dollars.

“Some funeral homes try to guilt families into buying more-expensive urns by stamping ‘temporary container’ on the outside of the cardboard or plastic box that the remains are returned in,” Slocum says.

Don’t be pressured into buying a lavish urn, says Lisa Carlson, a consumer advocate and the author of “Caring for the Dead: Your Final Act of Love.” Or, eschew an urn for a tasteful piece of pottery or other vessel, Carlson recommends. And scattering the ashes in the ocean or on a favorite mountain — or simply keeping them at home — can save thousands of dollars for a burial plot or a columbarium, a building that holds ashes.

Create your own memorial. Elaborate services held in a rented mortuary chapel can be expensive and feel awkward, say Leonard and others. She recommends holding a memorial service, without the body, in a place that meant much to the deceased — a church, a Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, the family’s beach house, a park or an art gallery. Instead of lavish flowers, decorate with mementos that evoke the person’s life — photo albums, Dad’s golf clubs, diplomas, perhaps some favorite foods.

Join the Funeral Consumers Alliance or a memorial society. In addition to providing information about funeral options in their area, the 110 memorial societies nationwide that are affiliated with the nonprofit Funeral Consumers Alliance frequently arrange discount funerals with local mortuaries.

For example, for a $25 lifetime membership in the Seattle-area People’s Memorial Association, the nation’s largest co-op with nearly 100,000 members, a person is able to purchase a $649 direct cremation — about 50% cheaper than some “list” prices, says former Executive Director Carolyn Hayek. Members also receive discounts on more elaborate options. Tired of high prices, the group even opened a member-owner funeral home recently.

Look at for-profit alternatives. Another option is a company that performs only direct cremation services, such as the Neptune Society. The company, which offers cremation only, has basic packages from $799 to $1,299, depending on location. But be careful, say consumer advocates. These groups are out to make a profit, and they’ve been known to use the hard sell, says Slocum, who cautions against them.

Donate to science. There may be no cost to a family to donate a body for medical research or for organ harvesting, according to the Funeral Consumers Alliance. There have been several scandals involving tissue donation in recent years, however. Slocum’s advice: Donate to a legitimate medical school’s body donation program, and question any tissue donation organization about whether it is a nonprofit or a for-profit group, and to whom it distributes tissue — that is, whether it’s allocated according to medical needs or for cosmetic reasons, for example.

Save on burials If direct cremation or body donation aren’t right for you or a loved one, there are other ways to save money:

Direct burial. Like direct cremation, direct burial means that the deceased person is interred quickly, without a public viewing. There is no need for embalming, cosmetology services or a funeral.

Saying goodbye. Some people need to physically say goodbye to a loved one. That still doesn’t necessitate embalming. If relatives live nearby, “it costs nothing to have the family gather around the body at the time of death, as compared to a formal viewing at a funeral home,” says Hayek, formerly of People’s Memorial Association. If the person dies at home, “you do not have to immediately call the funeral home to pick up the body.”

Here’s how to be sure your parents are getting the help they need when you’re not nearby.

Caskets. One of the best places to save money on funeral services is the casket. No other single item is so expensive. A metal casket today now costs more than $2,000. Go to a funeral home and find an appropriate casket, then call others in town and comparison-shop. Prices can sometimes vary by hundreds of dollars. Skip the caskets with special seals that can raise a casket’s price by several hundred dollars; no seal will preserve the dead. Even greater savings can be found by shopping on the Web, where companies will sell the same caskets at less than half the price the funeral homes do and ship the casket to a funeral home overnight or in a few days.

Also consider bypassing high-end metal and wooden coffins entirely. You can purchase a simple, well-crafted pine casket at 5% of the cost of the most opulent polished bronze coffin. It will be more kind to the environment and ultimately will serve the dead just as well.

Clothing. Bury the deceased person in his or her favorite clothes, rather than in a new suit.

Grave liners and vaults. Most cemeteries require that a coffin in a grave must be surrounded by concrete walls so that the ground doesn’t settle over time. These “grave liners,” though simple, can cost a few hundred dollars. Call funeral homes to find the best price. Don’t be pressured into buying a “burial vault,” a more extensive liner that can cost much more but is unnecessary, say consumer advocates.

Monuments. Like caskets, prices for headstones and monuments vary hugely. It pays to shop around, including on the Web.

Benefits. Money is sometimes available to help bury the dead.

Veterans. Veterans of the U.S. armed forces and some civilians who have worked with the military or U.S. Public Health Service are entitled to free burial at a national cemetery, including a grave liner, marker and opening and closing of the grave. Mortuary fees aren’t included.

Social Security Administration. The federal government offers a lump-sum benefit payment of $255 upon death that can be used for funeral expenses. It is payable to a spouse or minor children of the deceased if they meet certain requirements.

Pensions, societies and pensions. Organizations built around some careers, such as the Railroad Retirement Board, as well as some social groups, unions and pensions, offer allowances to defray funeral costs.

To prepay or not to prepay? An increasingly popular way to take care of funeral arrangements is to pay a funeral home in advance for a package of services. Many consumer advocates don’t recommend prepaid plans, saying consumers are not well-protected.

Only New York state has sufficiently stringent rules about prepaid plans, says the Funeral Consumers Alliance’s Slocum. He recommends that a person instead deposit future funeral expenses in a so-called Totten trust, an account that is payable to a designated survivor upon the death of the account holder. A Totten trust can be opened at any bank.


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This is the letter I submitted to the editors at Woman's Health Magazine after reading their December 2014 issue.

Being a male I have never read Woman's Health Magazine in the past. Yesterday in the chiropractors office I was drawn to pick it up and lead to “Does Shanelle Gabriel Look sick to you?” by Maghan Rabbitt.

I want to share some of the things that my late beloved wife Karen and I learned along her 23+ year battle with Chronic Pain, that she ultimately lost, so that it will help your readers.

The local newspaper summed up Karen's Journal, at http://www.kpaddock.com , that is now required reading at Duke School of Medicine thus:

“Karen's first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.” – http://www.kpaddock.org

Karen too fell in to the trap of few people believing her because she did not look sick. “The Spoon Theory” , http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ , by Christine Miserandino has become the classic way of explaining Chronic Pain to those that don't understand.

Karen too was diagnosed with both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. Ultimately we found that she did not have either, she had Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. From Karen's Journal site:

“When we cleaned up our diet, such as getting all of the refined sugar out of it, got all of the artificial chemicals, like soaps and shampoos (switched to Hemp based products), Fluoride in toothpaste, etc. out of the house as well, then over time Karen's Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus symptoms went away, and did not return.” – http://kpaddock.com/doku.php/bpaddock/amys_kitchen

Chronic Pain and some migraines can be triggered by food allergies.

What few people realize is that the food you eat today, may not cause symptoms for up to four days. A pain in the elbow today may have been caused by that pizza a couple of days ago. A Food Journal and Elimination Diet are the way to track this down. A *good* allergist or Certified Nutritionist can help you.

Some people respond by saying “I was tested for food allergies already!”. Are you sure? What is commonly done is the scratch test, which is looking for anaphylactic shock, rather than the more common, and subtle, food allergy. Refer to Dr. Gallagher's Guide to 21st Century Medicine: “You don't have to learn to live with it” by Dr. Martin P. Gallagher.

Two uncommon treatments that Karen did find that helped her to a small degree were Craniosacral Therapy based on the work of the late Dr. John E. Upledger, D.O., F.A.A.O. [ http://kpaddock.com/doku.php/bpaddock/trepann2 ] and Myotherapy or the treatment of “Trigger Points” best documented by the late doctor Janet G. Travell, M.D. and David G. Simons, M.D. [ http://kpaddock.com/doku.php/tips/triggerpoints ].

Two other issues rarely diagnosed correctly are Hemochromatosis more commonly known as Iron Overload Disease, and Heavy Metal Poisoning from things like bad fillings (I personally had that one not Karen) or toxic dyes used during MRIs such as Gadolinium [ http://www.kpaddock.com/doku.php/tips/gadolinium ] linked to brain abnormalities. Both of these lead to extreme fatigue due to Hypothyroidism. Your doctor told you that you don't have that based on blood test. Your thyroid probably is just fine. What they didn't test for is T3/T4 et.al utilization. It comes down to the Heavy Metals have plugged up the works and what your thyroid is making is not getting to where it is meant to be used so your cells have no energy. A classic symptom is being cold *all of the time*. I was shivering in a 200'F sauna at my worst from the Mercury Poisoning.

Getting back to Karen:

Karen was poisoned by the antibiotic Levaquin in the class known as Fluoroquinolone.

The more common ones in this class are: Levofloxacin (Levaquin), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), Norfloxacin (Noroxin), Ofloxacin (Floxin), Gemifloxacin (Factive) and Finafloxacin (Xtoro).

Alas new ones are being added all of the time. These drugs were meant to be the antibiotic of 'last resort', alas the doctors are giving them out like candy, causing tendon ruptures and *permanent* neuropathy in many of the people that take them. Links to the FDA documentation may be found here: http://kpaddock.com/doku.php/resources/fluoroquinolones

All of the braces and such pictured at that link are the result of Karen taking Levaquin. I watched her *crawl* around the house FOR A YEAR so that her tendons would heal so she could walk again.

Karen's ultimate cause of excruciating headaches was found, by her own research because no doctor believed her, was found to be Intracranial Hypotension, more commonly known as a Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks. A condition that is more common that many think (for example Actor George Clooney had/has a CSF Leak and considered suicide), yet is so unknown that some doctors argue the condition does not even exist.

The classic symptom of a CSF Leak is you have a headache when not laying down, that goes away after some time passes when you lay down.

The brain is meant to float around in your skull. If the fluid leaks out, things are getting yanked on that were never meant to be yanked on, causing these excruciating headaches. Some people have stopped calling them headaches and call them “Extreme head and neck pain”, to get away from “did you take Aspirin?” comments that are to common. :-(

When you lay down the muscles relax and plug up the leak, allowing the fluid in the brain to build back up. This is why sometimes the headache is called an 'Afternoon Headache'. You wake up feeling great but by the afternoon the fluid that build up over night has leaked out of the skull causing the pain to return, until laying down again, leading to a painful, and depressing, repeating cycle.

One common cause of this headache is an epidural anaesthesia given during child birth. Many women think the pain they experience in their head is related to just giving birth, when the real cause is the leaking of Cerebrospinal Fluid at the injection site in the spine. In most women this puncture site heals in a day or two, for a few it never heals on its own.

CSF Leaks are more complex than they first appear, as Karen's Journal explains. Fixing the spot that is leaking, if it can be found at all (newer technology like T-Rays need to be developed to image leaks reliably), can cause the low pressure to turn into rebound high pressure, that has the exact same excruciating headache symptoms.

CSF Leaks are almost always universally diagnosed as migraines when they are not.

Part of the problem is awareness by the doctors, that thanks to you publishing this letter, more people will be aware of. The other problem right now there are only four doctors in the world that specialize in treating CSF Leaks. Two at Duke in North Carolina, one in Florida and one in LA. We are trying to raise $750,000 for a fellowship program at Duke to train more doctors if any of your readers have deep pockets or are good at fund raising.

Karen saw both the doctors at Duke in NC and Cedars Sinai in LA. Ultimately Karen's body rejected these treatments, which I believe is due to the Fluoroquinolone poisoning. I am trying to figure out what genetic test can be done to prove this if you have any experts in that field among your readers. I had Karen's spine removed after her death to be studied at Duke to further medical knowledge about CSF Leaks. Some of her tissue has been preserved for future study when we learn what he need to look for, currently we have no idea.

If you have pain yourself and have family members or especially doctors that do not believe, please send them to read Karen's Journal, http://www.kpaddock.com , to educate them that such pains are real.

If anyone needs a crying husband, I'm crying as I type this, to speak about Chronic Pain to raise awareness get in contact with me.

Sincerely, Robert L. Paddock, affectingly known as 'Hubby' in Karen's writings…

Generic Brand Name
First Generation
Flumequine Flubactin
Nalidixic acid NegGam, Wintomylon
Oxolinic acid Uroxin
Piromidic acid Panacid
Pipemidic acid Dolcol
Rosoxacin Eradacil
Second Generation