Wednesday, November 27, 2019

My battle with a flesh eating parasite

2019. The year I came face to face (quite literally, as you will see) with a flesh eating parasite. It was the year I dealt with one of the world’s most deadly and lethal parasitical infections. An infection that, if not treated properly, can lead to serious disfigurement, and in some cases death. That parasite goes by the name of Leishmania.

I would like to tell you my story of what has happened to me over the past 9 months. A story that took me to one of the deepest and darkest places I have ever been in my life.. A story that shook me to my core and rocked my world more than I could never had imagined. 

It all began in February 2019 whilst I was living in Costa Rica when I started to notice that I had a small pimple on the left side of my head, right on my temple area. I never thought much of it at the time as pimples usually come and go and even though they are annoying, I don’t really worry about them too much as the skin is always detoxifying itself and shedding layers. I certainly had no idea of what was to come. As the days went by this little pimple on the side of the face turned into a spot. It wasn’t painful or anything and just looked like a normal red spot but it wasn't wanting to go away. I began treating it with some dragons blood I had recently just brought back from Peru on my pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley. The dragons blood has many antibacterial and anti fungal prosperities and it gave me comfort knowing that it was probably potent enough to help this little spot go away. However as the days progressed into weeks, then weeks into months, this little spot had began to grown a little scab over it. At that time it was no more than a few millimeters in diameter. Even though I still wasn’t worried about it I could feel my annoyance grow from having a scabby spot now on my face. I thought at first the intense jungle heat and humidity of Costa Rica was what was preventing it from healing as there was usually a bead of sweat dripping down my head most of the day. I had kept putting the dragons blood on it which made the scab an even darker shade of red from the rich ‘blood’ like consistency of the dragons blood. I also had some ozonated coconut oil which I would apply into it from time to time. Ozonated oil is oil that is charged with ozone, a super oxygen rich gas which is one of the worlds most well renown oxidizers which can kill all kinds of pathogens and viruses. I really thought that between the dragons blood and the ozonated coconut oil, plus my healthy diet of fresh organic food and clean water would be enough to get rid of this spot within a few weeks but nothing seemed to work. I didn’t know what was up. After studying the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acne face map and seeing the correlation with my liver zone and the location of my spot I intuitively felt it was an issue with my liver. I put it down to my liver going through a massive detox and it detoxifying through the pores and the spot was just an external manifestation of this process. Oh how I was proven to be wrong!!!

As more weeks went by I had reached my time to leave the jungle and return to my home in Scotland. This time going back with quite a nasty looking scabby old spot of my temple. A few people had asked what’s on my face which brought up some uncomfortable feelings, and it this point I still had no idea of what was yet to come.

It was now late May and I had been carrying the spot on my face for a few months and it was now beginning to grow a little bit wider. I accidentally knocked the scab off by mistake by taking off my jumper and I could now see a deeper wound beginning to form. It was here that I seriously began to question what on earth was going on. After another week or so the scab formed over again and I had a false hope of it healing but again, I accidentally knocked the scab off after drying myself with a towel after coming out the shower. It was then when I looked in the mirror and noticed that this small little pimple had now developed into a deep creator, and it wasn’t getting any smaller, it was actually getting wider, and deeper. My heart sank, and it started to beat rapidly. I knew I had been injected Papalomollo a.k.a. Leishmaniasis. 

After 4 years of living in the jungle I had heard rumors of this deadly flesh eating parasite. I had seen people get it, and heard many horror stories of massive ugly sores opening up all over peoples bodies.  I had been told that the only treatment available was to get 30 mercury shots in the ass to get rid of the parasite from your system. Even the doctors know of the toxic side effects of the treatment and they tell you of the potential kidney and liver toxicity that is imminent as a result of the treatment. You can probably imagine what was going through my mind at that time. I had a flesh eating parasite literally eating away at my face and I had to act soon before it could begin growing and growing and consuming more of my face leaving me severely disfigured. I had just gone to visit a dear brother of mine in the Scottish highlands to hang out and play, but I came with the bad news that I am now in a critical condition and needing immediate treatment of this very serious infection. 

To give you a little background on what I was dealing with;
Leishmaniasis is contracted from the bite of a female sandfly with carries the parasite. It is known as a neglected tropical disease that affects millions of people around the world. Leishmaniasis is endemic in 60 countries worldwide from South America, Central America, Asia & Africa. There are three main types of the disease. Cutaneous, which occurs as single or multiple skin ulcers that can take up 2 to years to heal. This is the least deadly form of the disease. The other form is known as 'Mucotaneous' where the parasite gets into the mucus membranes in the mouth, nose and throat and essentially begins eating away the soft tissue causing serious and life threatening disfigurement. In many cases the Cutaneous form can develop into the Mucotaneous form after the parasite gets into your system. It can also lay dormant for years before taking over the body. The deadliest form of the disease is called 'Viseral leishmaniasis'. The parasite protozoa begins attacking the vital organs such as a liver and spleen literally eating you alive until you die. Not many people can survive the parasite at this point which bring me to me next topic.

What is the treatment for this serious tropical infectious disease? Well, the conventional treatment for leishmaniasis includes a series of very toxic injections. It is essentially a form of chemotherapy. We all know about the dangers of pharmaceutical treatments. They usually come with a price to pay, and not only a monetary price, but a physical price at the expense of our health. Giving the severity of my situation, and the prospect of potentially having to accept this kind of treatment for the infection it began to sink in how serious the predicament I was in. I knew there was another way though. I have always trusted in my body's innate healing capabilities, the power of my mind and the guiding force of divinity that has carried me through my life in other times of crisis.

I started searching online for an answer. Within a few hours I had already discovered some very powerful protocols which I will share with you. I had reached out to my community in Costa Rica on Facebook and a lovely women named Linda contacted me via messenger saying she had been treating papalomollo/leishmaniasis for many years in the jungle with great success! Phew!!! Solutions were coming my way, and the impending doom began to fade, momentarily at least. I sent her a picture of the lesion on my face which she can conformed to be cutaneous leishmaniasis. Linda explained to me that a way of killing the parasite is to burn it and that an effective technique is to closely heat it with a hairdryer (as hot as you can possibly take it for 5 or 10 minutes). Another magical medicine she told me is effective for treating the flesh eating parasite was Cannabis sativa. By the grace of God I had actually picked up a batch of this holy oil in Bogota from an indigenous medicine store on my way back from Costa Rica to Scotland. Looking back in retrospect I was being divinely guided to buy this oil. I risked bringing it on the plane with me on my carry on luggage. I spirit knew at the time I needed this medicine, even though I had no idea that I had just been infected with a deadly parasitical infection. Linda then instructed me to be very diligent in cleaning the wound three times a day, using the hair dryer heat therapy then applying the cannabis oil topically. As I sat kneeling down in front of the mirror burning the side of my face with a hair dryer and looking at this nasty ulcer getting bigger by the day I was reaching crisis point and many fears were creeping in. I had saw this small little pimple grow from a tiny red dot to now a full open creator that was growing and getting bigger. Here is the thing with leishmaniasis, if it isn't treated properly the ulcers grow and can multiply. And I had one on my face. Not a fun thing to have to deal with! My poor Leo ego was having a hard time coping with the prospect of potentially needing plastic surgery and facial reconstruction, and of course, the ego/mind began to run wild with the worst possible scenarios - death by rotting face - which is what can happen if one does not treat this disease. So my fears weren't based on complete fallacy, nevertheless I had to be focused on my healing from now on and I had to summon all the healing energy I could to overcome this very strong parasite. Many things began to run through my head. Was it karma? Why me? What did I do to deserve this? Is this the end of me? To be honest my whole journey with leishmaniasis has taken me to the depths of my own consciousness. It has taken me to the deepest and darkest portions of my mind. It has revealed my greatest fears. It has taught me so many things about myself. Having this innerstanding and knowledge of how certain illnesses and diseases come into our live to teach us, and ultimately heal us and bring us to a higher, more evolved state of being helped me to cope with the severity of my issue. I knew all along that this was coming as a blessing to my journey. That being said. It was still frightened of the power of this little parasite and the damage it could do to the human organism.

As I continued my research online about leishmaniasis and also talking to some friends who actually had contracted it in Costa Rica my innerstanding of the disease expanded and I now realised that the topical treatment may not be enough to get rid of it. When the sand fly bites you and injects the larve into your blood the parasite can go anywhere in the body. Thats why the treatment for leishmaniasis is always systemic. Sure, you can treat the lesions locally with various methods but the fact that the body has been infected requires a deep systemic treatment. In Costa Rica this treatment is 30 mercury injections in the ass. There was no way I was doing that. I was not doing to put my liver and kidneys at risk plus invite a whole load of toxic heavy metals into my system. I had just spent the past 8 years purifying my body with fasting, liver flushing, colon hydrotherapy, herbal medicines and superfoods, taking out my mercury fillings, and cutting out all toxic chemicals in my life to the best of my ability. I am a wellness warrior. Mercury shots were just not an option for me, even if the doctors would say I can die if I didn't get them. I know people who have cured stage 4 cancer by going on a raw food diet with juicing and coffee enemas. I knew I could tackle this the natural way. I was constantly being reminded about the power of positive thinking, visualization and affirmation - these tools proved to be invaluable in my healing process.

I was then guided to a very potent substance next. That substance is chlorine dioxide. Otherwise known as MMS (Master Miracle Solution). I heard that someone who had leishmaniasis had been able to rid it from their system by doing a 30 day cleanse with chlorine dioxide and had lab results to prove that it was out of their system. I had also done a fair bit of research about found multitudes of testimonials of people being able to treat protozoa infections with it. Boom. I had been divinely guided again to another product that can help my body heal the infection. My next question was. Okay where can I source this medicine? I asked my brother Rory about a potential source of MMS. He said "Hold on a minute" then rushed over to his medicine cabinet in the kitchen and to my surprise put down a bottle of MMS in front of me. "There you go brother" he exclaimed! I felt so blessed in that moment and I knew the universe was taking care of me, giving me all the tools I needed to beat the infection. With the MMS now at my disposal I immediately started the protocol. I truly believe when we pray and ask for guidance and support the universe responds and the universe always has our back!

MMS is another name for a unique chemical oxidiser that is known as chlorine dioxide. It is one of the world's most powerful substances for helping the body cleanse itself from all kinds of pathogens, viruses, bacteria, parasites, worms etc. The way it works requires a little bit of chemistry and alchemy. It comes in two bottles. One bottle is sodium chlorite (essentially liquid oxygen) and the other bottle is the activator; hydrochloric acid. When these two substances are combined it creates another substance called chlorine dioxide. Chloride dioxide is frequently used in swimming pools and hospitals and other commercial uses to sanitize and disinfect. It is used as a water treatment. Our bodies are of course about 75% or more water. By purifying the water in our body we in turn purify our cells, our organs, glands, blood, and nervous system by disinfecting it from all kinds of bacteria, pathogens, viruses and parasites etc. Leishmaniasis is a parasite. However it is not a worm type of parasite, those are known as helminths (tape worms, rope worms, round worms etc). Leishmania is a protozoa type parasite which is a single cell parasite that multiplies in the blood and tissues, very much like malaria - which is humanities most dangerous parasite. The good news is, MMS can deal very efficiently with these kinds of parasites.

So, as the days went on I kept up my routine of treating the lesion 3 times per day with the heat therapy and cannabis oil, and on top of that I was now injesting the activated mms drops. At first I didn't notice much changes in the ulcer. It seemed like I had reached a plateau period. At least it wasn't growing any bigger. Linda reminded me to rest rest rest! I was lucky that I had a few weeks of free time to focus all of my time and energy into my healing. I gave myself complete permission to do nothing but rest all day. After a few weeks I felt that I had it under control as it wasn't growing bigger (the ulcers can grow inches in diameter).

Eventually after a about 6 weeks of diligent cleansing and keeping up with my protocols it seemed like finally I had the leishmania under control. No new ulcers were popping up and the one on my face had slowly but surely began to fade. However, I had been reading that even if the ulcers heal it doesn't mean the parasite is out of your system. These things can lay dormant for years and even reappear. It really all depends on how strong your immune system is, how pure your diet is and how much internal hygiene is being practiced. Leishmaniasis affects millions of people worldwide. The sad news is that most of the people afflicted are living in poverty and no not have access to clean water, proper hygienic living conditions and healthy foods available, nevermind acces to medicines like cannabis oil and MMS. All of the luxuries we have in the western world have a positive impact on our immune system, yet we take those daily luxuries for granted. I was blessed to have access to natural and non toxic medicines that were able to help me heal. For millions of people leishmaniasis goes untreated for years, and some people never even get a chance to treat it, either because they don't know how, or they just can't afford any treatments. As I mentioned before leishmaniasis can be deadly if not treated. At the very least it causes severe disfigurement and ugly scars (which I now have on the side on my face).

My journey with a flesh eating parasite shook me to my core. It ultimately has taken me to a higher, more evolved state of consciousness. I truly believe these things come to us a lesson. It taught me to really take care of my body and be more conscious of ever thing I take into it. For example even little things like drinking coffee. I noticed that I had began drinking coffee again (after years of abstaining from it). My dear friend Rory reminded me again that drinking coffee (especially excessively like every day) is a spiritual leak and really does not serve the body in its most highest expression. And as I researched more and saw that caffeine can increase cortisol in the bloodstream and weaken the adrenal glands thus putting the immune system in jeopardy, I couldn't afford to be messing with coffee during my healing process and getting rid of this parasite. Anything that could potentially weaken my immune system had to go. My diet had to get stricter and I began working with some herbal medicines that I knew that powerful anti parasitic and anti viral properties. One of these herbs is called Pau d'arco. It comes from the Amazon rainforest and is revered for its potent medicinal qualities. It is a renown herbal remedy for candida, fungal infections, bacterial infections and coincidently Amazonian folklore says it is used to treat leishmaniasis. There are actually many plant medicines that are used to treat leishmaniasis however the medical establishment will want you go to down the route of chemotherapy and toxic mercury injections. I always prefer nature over big pharma and for every ailment there is usually a plant to cure it. I also had to rein in the amount of gym time and focus more on yoga, breath work and slowing moving martial arts like qigong. When we are fuelled up on coffee working busy 9-5 jobs our immune systems become impaired are we run on what is known as 'flight or fight' mode. This is our sympathetic nervous system. When we are in flight or fight mode the last thing the body is thinking about is healing and detoxifying because we are in that wild animalistic state of having to run away or fight. Flight or fight mode is necessary if we are faced with a grizzly bear out in the wild and have to make a quick and sharp decision wether to stay and fight or get the hell outta there and run. Unfortunately a lot of humans in the modern world are constantly running on flight or fight mode living there busy stressful lives that their bodies never get the chance to fully relax and heal. This is where yoga, qigong, tai chi and deep breathing exercises come in. They help us switch to the parasympathetic nervous system which is the healing and restorative mode. When we are fully relaxed and calm we give the body signals that there is no danger around. We are safe. Now the body will focus all of its vital force energy in healing and restoration, detoxification and cleansing. This is why it is imperative that during any healing journey, wether that is cancer, a broken leg, a virus, or a flesh eating parasite that we allow time for deep relaxation. The slow gentle movements in qigong and yoga assist the body in switching to the parasympathetic nervous system from the sympathetic (flight or fight mode). When healing from any kind of dis-ease the human organism must be in a peaceful relaxed state or else true and deep healing and restoration may never occur. In my case, I needed to summon all of the energy I could to overcome the leishmaniasis and prevent it from multiplying inside my body.

The picture to the right is from May 2019. This is when I finally realised I have been infected with Leishmaniasis and it wasn't just a gnarly looking spot. I had knocked the initial scab off the sore and notice that the wound was actually getting quite deep. This is when I started my treatment with MMS and cannabis oil. I had just landed at my brother Rory's sanctuary in the Scottish highlands. It was such a healing vibration to be in for me to focus on my healing. We meditated and practiced mantras daily to keep our spirits in alignment with the divine.

Early June 2019.

At this point I was very concerned even though I was in full detox mode. You can see the black cannabis oil that I had been applying topically to the ulcer. How horrible does that look? I was mortified! It really shook me to my core, however things were about to improve and get better! At this point I knew I was facing something very serious and every single moment of the day was crucial to my healing process with leishmaniasis. These things usually come as a blessing in disguise. That blessing I was soon to find out.

Late June 2019. Still looking gnarly yet the lesion was under control and not getting any bigger. I had been drinking MMS, intermittent fasting, regulating diet. At this point I had to facilitate the Sacred Scotland Tour. It was difficult for me to be out in the public arena running retreats and being on centre stage with the hole in the side of my face but everyone around me were so supportive and understanding of my situation. It helps when you are surrounded by friends and family who support and uplift you. This is medicine in and of itself. Leishmaniasis is not contagious so there was no need to worry about giving it to anyone. Nevertheless I kept the wound covered most of the time and fortunately my long hair did a good job in disguising it. The black oil is the cannabis oil and DMSO treatment.

Mid June 2019. Still looking gnarly yet the lesion was under control and not getting any bigger. I had been drinking MMS, intermittent fasting, regulating diet. At this point I had to facilitate the Sacred Scotland Tour. It was difficult for me to be out in the public arena running retreats and being on centre stage with the hole in the side of my face but everyone around me were so supportive and understanding of my situation. It helps when you are surrounded by friends and family who support and uplift you. This is medicine in and of itself. Leishmaniasis is not contagious so there was no need to worry about giving it to anyone. Nevertheless I kept the wound covered most of the time and fortunately my long hair did a good job in disguising it.

Mid June 2019. I was already beginning to see some improvements and the ulcer was slowly but surely beginning to crust over signifying healing. If the wound stays open the parasite is still active inside the body. If the wound has healed over it signifies that the parasite is leaving the body. You can see my skin had been slightly burned with a intense heat treatment I was doing to help close the ulcer. My hair also seems a little scorched from the MMS and DMSO. Im sure many of you know about the healing properties of cannabis sativa oil. It is such a gift from God and Mother Nature and this plant is a true allay to humankind. There are so many stories of people curing all kinds of diseases and illnesses from this sacred plant medicine. I was so grateful to have this medicine at my disposal.

Late July 2019. Can you see the difference? Things seemed to be healing rapidly and I have to give credit to the efficiency of the MMS. MMS is such a powerful oxidizer and it is one of the worlds most potent anti parasitical substances. This is my testimonial of how effective MMS is assisting the bodies innate healing response. Leishmaniasis is a very strong protozoa that can be deadly. Thank God for MMS (chlorine dioxide).

November 2019. After another 28 day round of MMS treatment plus diligent dietary work, rest, yoga, breathwork and healthy living you can see how much it has healed and improved. There is still a little scar bit it seems to be fading week by week. What a journey this has been. The power of natural remedies prevail! It is a shame to see so many people have to go through intense chemotherapy treatment and vaccinations when there are other less toxic treatments available. Its up to us to take our health into our own hands. We have to become our own doctors. We have to become our own healers. We have to become our own medicine men and women. Quite frankly the whole medical establishment do not really have human health as their priority. We can see this by the amount of harmful treatments are available to people. Imagine if I had went down the vaccine/chemotherapy route to treat leishmaniasis. I would've had to deal with the dangerous side effects and my body wouldve been loaded with heavy metals and other nasty things which cause damage to the internal organs.

From the words of David Icke "Life gives us our greatest gifts, brilliant disguised as our worst nightmare." This quote couldn't ring more true in my case anyway. This whole process has been a gift. It has been a blessing. It has taken me on a rollercoaster ride through the deepest darkest portions of my psyche. Yet, it has brought me to an empowered state of being where I know I am my own healer and that I can handle absolutely anything that life throws at me. It has been a test of my faith, my trust and my prayer. It has brought me closer to God and it has connected me even more with the divine and the holy spirit. When are are faced with a potentially life threatening situation we are forced to stop, listen and completely revaluate our whole life. The way we eat, the way we think, the choices that we make and the places we go. Everything comes to a standstill because the only thing that matters most is your healing. This is why so many illnesses and diseases, wether that is a broken bone, to something more serious like cancer can teach us so much about life. When we dance with death we truly remember how to dance with life, and honor every moment of every day as a sacred opportunity to BE in the present moment and witness the great tapestry of life unfold.

There is truth in the saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". I feel as strong as ever now coming out the end of this journey. I recently just sent a hair analysis to a respected parasitologist in England. The results came back negative from Leishmaniasis! I was over the moon and absolutely delighted that I was able to overcome the infection in a safe and natural way. No more leishmania is my body. Ive came through the rite of passage. I am eternally grateful for this journey. I am humbled. Yet I am empowered.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Life in the jungle

Life in the jungle is a little different from life in the city. In fact, they are polar opposites. In the city nature has been conquered. Concrete has been laid all over the face of our mother. We have cut down a lot of the trees, and all of the animals and plants have been made extinct or shunned. In the city humans no longer life in harmony with the heartbeat of mother nature. Instead we live in synch with the machine. The clocks, the traffic lights, the road signs, the CCTV cameras, the surveillance, the control of every minute aspect of human life. Every purchase is recorded, every move is spied upon. In the city life one cannot breathe. The cars, the buses, the trucks, the construction, the drone of the machine, the sirens, the factories, the overwhelming toxicity. It suffocates life. It stunts growth. In the city we live in this electromagnetic 'soup'. We are bombarded with all kinds of EMF's (electromagnetic frequencies), mobile phones and WIFI signals. Just look at your iphone and see how many WIFI signals your are picking up. How can one get mental clarity and peace of mind when your brain is being constantly exposed to all these frequencies? The truth is; we can't. Any many people are suffering being caught up in the rat race. Stuck in the hamster wheel, going round and round. Paying bills, paying tax, paying rent, paying insurance, paying to exist! Then they have the cheek to ask you if you would like health insurance? How can one figure out the meaning of life, who they are, what they are doing here on earth and what their passion is when 95% of their vital force energy is taking up by working a boring mundane job just to pay rent and bills and council tax? Some people don't even have enough money to buy decent quality food at the end of the day.

Anyway....I could rant on and on about the sad society human beings are creating from themselves. Although, that is only one side of the story.

Life in the jungle though, life in nature, is very different. Yes it has it's challenges too, like finding a huge tarantula in the kitchen sink or getting woken up at 4.30am by a bunch of really loud howler monkeys. Costa Rica, where life can actually live. Nature here is ALIVE. And I really mean ALIVE. Everywhere you look plants are blooming and the birds are singing. It feels right. It feels like how life is supposed to live. It is easy to forget about the machine world here. The trees and plants talk to you, and the birds sing to you. Nature is abundant and forever giving, providing us with constant unconditional love and nourishment.

Every day I go and pick fresh herbs from the garden to eat in the salad. I have never before felt so nourished. Even when I was living in the city and I would go to the organic store and buy organic produce it still lacked the chi and life force my body was craving. Most of the fruits and vegetables there had been picked weeks ago and had been sitting in the refrigerator for days being exposed to the dissonant drone hum sound of the fridge. In Costa Rica, things are a little different. Pretty much all of my food is sourced locally and has been picked ripe. When you think about it. For fruit to travel half way around the world, it has to be picked way under ripe so it can ripen along the way and not rot before it reaches its destination. The is not the TAO. This is not natures intention. One could argue the potential benefits of globaliztion and the mass exportation and importation of exotic fruits and vegetables to other parts of the world. I am grateful that I was able to buy fruits like bananas, mangoes and pineapples in Scotland however, nothing can compare to tree ripened fruit. Even better when you can pick this fruit yourself from the tree. That is life. This is spirituality. A human being in communication with mother nature......

Talking about tree ripened fruit.....there is a huge jackfruit tree that is going to provide so much fruit really soon. One of nearly ready, and we are all excited about eating it. Have you ever tried jackfruit? It tastes like bubblegum! It is where the 'juicy fruit' flavor was derived from. Oh pachamama. I am eternally grateful for all your precious gifts. You nourish me, you take care of me and you love me. The feeling is mutual by the way.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Health Benefits of Melons

Melons are optimum food for the human body. Watermelon is around 97% water. Not just any old water. Purified and distilled structured water from the earth...with added vitamins. The real original vitamin water. When you eat a melon it actually passes right through the stomach and into the duodenum which connects the stomach to the small intestine. Melons are very easy to digest and infact require very little energy to digest. They also help to alkalize the body. As I have said before watermelons have a special affinity for the kidneys. Your kidneys love watermelon too. It helps to keep them flushed. A simple kidney cleanse will be eating nothing but watermelon for 2-3 days. You can also eat the watermelon seeds and brew
them into a tea. It is always best to eat melons on an empty stomach. "Eat them alone or leave them alone". As melons like to pass quickly through the stomach any food that hasn't digested yet in the stomach will create an obstruction which will cause the melon to ferment. The by products of undigested food can create a source of toxicity in the body. Melons are fun to eat and taste great.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Liver/gallbladder flush protocol

The liver/gallbladder flush is one of the most powerful ways to your cleanse you body, improve energy levels and regain your health and vitality. Gallstones severely disrupt the performance of the liver, which has over 500 functions. Getting rid of these stones is one of the most important steps you can take to rejuvenate your body, reverse or slow down the aging process and heal your body on a profound level, not only physically but emotionally and mentally too.  By doing a liver flush we can safely remove hundreds of stones at a time. It may take upto 8 - 12 flushes, or even more in special cases until your liver is completely free from gallstones. Once you have done two consecutive flushes with no stones coming out you can be sure your liver is clear of gallstones and will be working at optimum capacity! After that, it is recommended that you do a liver flush every 6 months or so for general maintenance. Once you start liver flushing it is advised that you keep you flushing at regular intervals. Every 3 - 4 weeks is ideal.

The liver/gallbladder flush requires 6 days of preparation, and one day of rest.

Here's what you will need....

  • Apple juice - Six 1 liter (32oz) containers 
  • Epsom salts - 4 tablespoons
  • Olive oil (cold pressed, organic) - 200ml
  • Fresh grapefuits,lemons or oranges - 200ml
  • An enema bag (optional but highly recommended 
For 6 days drink 1 liter of apple juice. You may drink more than that if you want to. The malic acid in the apple juice softens the gallstones and makes their passage through the bile ducts easy. The apple juice has a strong cleansing effect. Drink the apple juice throughout the day and not all at once. You may eat as many apples as you like during the cleanse too. Note: If you can't tolerate apple juice because of the high sugar content apple cider vinegar works well too. Braggs is good. 4oz of apple cider vinegar per day has the equivelant malic acid content to1 liter of apple juice per day. So, altogether you would drink 24oz (680ml) of apple cider vinegar throughout the 6 days preperation.

Dietary recommendations....
Eat a vegan diet void of any animal products (meat, eggs, milk, fish, cheese etc) and avoid any fried foods. You may eat normal meals but keep it as light as possible and try not to overeat. The better you prepare the more effective the flush will be and you will produce better results. It is best to avoid fat during the preparation for this cleanse as this will build up more pressure in the liver. Avoid any medications or supplements during this cleanse unless they are absolutely necessary. 

Colon Cleansing....
Make sure that you cleanse your colon before and after you do a liver cleanse. Having regular bowel movements is not necessarily an indication that your bowel is unobstructed. Colon cleansing, either done a few days before or, ideally, on the sixth day of preparation, helps to avoid or minimize any discomfort or nausea that may arise during the actual liver flush. It prevents back-flushing of the oil mixture or waste products from the intestinal tract. It also assists the body in swiftly eliminating the gallstones. Colonic irrigation (colon hydrotherapy) is the fastest and easiest method to prepare the colon for the liver cleanse. I advise to do an enema every morning for 6 days prior to the actual flush. This will ensure that you colon is in tip top shape before partaking in the flush. If your colon isn't clean and you have too much impacted fecal matter in there, gallstones may get trapped on their way out and lead to more discomfort. 

On the day of the flush (day 6) what you eat is VERY IMPORTANT. Eat a light breakfast. A juice or smoothie is ideal then for lunch you may have more fruit, a salad or some basmati rice with steamed vegetables. It is super important to to eat ANY FAT. No butter, no eggs, no avocados, no nuts, no seeds, no oils. 


The Actual Cleanse Evening 
6:00PM: Add four tablespoons of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) to three 8oz. glasses of filtered water in a jar. This makes four servings, ¾ glass each. Drink your first portion now. You may take a few sips of water afterwards to get rid of the bitter taste in the mouth or add a little lemon juice to improve the taste. Some people drink it with a large plastic straw to bypass the taste buds on the tongue. It is also helpful to brush your teeth afterwards or rinse out the mouth with baking soda. One of the main actions of Epsom salt is to dilate (widen) the bile ducts, making it easy for the stones to pass. Moreover, it clears out waste that may obstruct the release of the stones. 

8:00PM: Drink your second serving (¾ glass) of Epsom salts. 9:30PM: If you have not had a bowel movement until now and not done a colon cleanse within 24 hours, take a water enema; this will trigger a series of bowel movements.12 

9:45PM: Thoroughly wash the grapefruits (or lemons and oranges). Squeeze them by hand and remove pulp. You will need ¾ glass of juice. Pour the juice and ½ glass of olive oil into the pint jar. Close the jar tightly and shake hard, about 20 times or until the solution is watery. Ideally, you should drink this mixture at 10:00PM, but if you feel you still need to visit the bathroom a few more times, you may delay this step for up to 10 minutes. 

10:00PM: Stand next to your bed (do not sit down) and drink the concoction, if possible, straight. Some people prefer to drink it through a large plastic straw. If necessary, take a little honey between sips, which helps chase down the mixture. Most people, though, have no problem drinking it straight. Do not take more than 5 minutes for this (only elderly or weak people may take longer). LIE DOWN STRAIGHT AWAY! This is essential for helping to release the gallstones! Turn off the lights and lie flat on your back with 1-2 pillows propping you up. Your head should be higher than the abdomen. If this is uncomfortable lie on your right side with your knees pulled towards your head. Lie perfectly still for at least 20 minutes and try not to speak! Put your attention on your liver. You may even feel the stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There won’t be any pain because the magnesium in the Epsom salts keeps the bile duct valves wide open and relaxed, and the bile that is excreted along with the stones keeps the bile ducts well lubricated (this is very different in the case of a gallbladder attack where magnesium and bile are not present). Go to sleep if you can. If at any time during the night you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, do so. Check if there are already small gallstones (pea green or tan colored ones) floating in the toilet. You may feel nauseous during the night and/or in the early morning hours. This is mostly due to a strong, sudden outpouring of gallstones and toxins from the liver and gallbladder, pushing the oil mixture back into the stomach. The nausea will pass as the morning progresses. 

The Following Morning 
6:00-6:30AM: Upon awakening, but not before 6am, drink your third ¾ glass of Epsom salts (if you feel very thirsty drink a glass of warm water before taking the salts). Rest, read or meditate. If you are very sleepy, you may go back to bed, although it is best if the body stays in the upright position. Most people feel absolutely fine and prefer to do some light exercises, such as Yoga.

 8:00-8:30AM: Drink your fourth and last ¾ glass of Epsom salts.

10:30AM: You may drink freshly pressed fruit juice at this time. One half-hour later you may eat one or two pieces of fresh fruit. One hour later you may eat regular (but light) food. By the evening or the next morning you should be back to normal, and feel the first signs of improvement. Continue to eat light meals during the following days. Remember, your liver and gallbladder underwent major surgery, albeit without harmful side effects. The Results You Can Expect During the morning and, perhaps, afternoon hours after the cleanse you will have a number of watery bowel movements. These initially consist of gallstones mixed with food residue, and then just stones mixed with water. Most of the gallstones are pea-green and float in the toilet because they contain bile compounds . The stones come in different shades of green and may be brightcolored and shiny like gemstones. Only bile from the liver can cause the green color. Gallstones can come in all sizes, colors and shapes. The light colored stones are the newest. Blackish stones are the oldest. Some are pea-sized or smaller, and others are as big as two or three centimeters in diameter (about 1 inch). There may be dozens and, sometimes, even hundreds of stones (of different sizes and colors) coming out at once Also watch out for tan-colored and white stones. Some of the larger tan-colored or white stones may sink to the bottom with the stool. They are calcified gallstones that were released from the gallbladder and contain heavier toxic substances with only small amounts of cholesterol  All the green and yellowish stones are as soft as putty, thanks to the action of the apple juice. You may also find a layer of white or tan-colored chaff or ‘foam’ floating in the toilet. The foam consists of millions of tiny white, sharp-edged cholesterol crystals, which can easily rupture small bile ducts. They are equally important to release. Try to make a rough estimate of how many stones you have eliminated. To permanently cure bursitis, back pain, allergies or other health problems, and to prevent diseases from arising, you need to remove all the stones. This may require at least six cleanses which can be performed at two to three-week or monthly intervals (do not cleanse more frequently than that). If you cannot cleanse this often, you may take more time between cleanses. The important thing to remember is that once you have started cleansing the liver, keep cleansing it until no more stones come out. Leaving it half clean for a long period of time (three or more months) can cause greater discomfort than not cleansing it at all.

The liver, as a whole, will begin to function more efficiently soon after the first cleanse and you may notice sudden improvements, sometimes within a few hours. Pains will lessen, energy will increase and clarity of mind will improve considerably. However, within a few days, stones from the rear of the liver will have traveled ‘forward’ towards the two main bile ducts exiting the liver, which may cause some of the previous symptoms of discomfort to return. In fact, you might feel disappointed because the recovery seems so short-lived. But all of this shows that there are still stones left behind, ready to be removed with the next round of cleansing. Nevertheless, the liver’s self-repair and cleansing responses will have increased significantly, adding a great deal of effectiveness to this very important organ of the body. As long as there are still a few small stones moving from some of the thousands of small bile ducts towards the hundreds of larger bile ducts, they may combine to form larger stones and produce previously experienced symptoms, such as backache, headache, ear ache,  digestive trouble, bloating, irritability, anger, etc., although these may be less severe than they were before. If a new cleanse no longer produces any stones, which usually happens after 6-8 cleanses (in severe cases it may take more than 10-12), your liver can considered to be in excellent condition. Still, it is recommended to repeat the liver cleanse every six months. Each cleanse will give a further boost to the liver and take care of any toxins that may have accumulated in the meanwhile. Note: Never cleanse when you are a suffering an acute illness, even if it is just a simple cold. If you suffer from a chronic illness, however, cleansing your liver may be the best thing you can do for yourself. 

Here are some extra videos to get you started. HAPPY FLUSHING FOLKS!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ohhhhh Nooooni. The smelliest superfood on the planet.

NONI NONI NONI! Ahhhh. I have a strange relationship
with this little fruit. Noni came into my life earlier this year when I was living in Costa Rica. I had heard a lot about it and read a couple of things online about it but I never really knew what all the hype was about. I was bemused by its shape.The fruit itself looks like a dinosaur egg or some kinda of extraterrestrial embryo. As soon as I picked it up its strong pungent odor hit my nose. It smells like rotten blue cheese. It is a powerful smell, almost like parmesan, but stronger. I have always disliked the smell of cheese, in particular moldy blue cheese so the thought of eating it was a challenge!

So....I decided to blend some up in the blender with a little coconut water. Some people like to ferment it in jars for upto a few months and I actually started to ferment some of my own however my first taste of noni was a really soft and ripe fresh one. WOOOOOOOOOO! The taste was so powerful! I immediately felt a buzz and a huge surge of energy went through my body. I felt lighter...and really bouncy. It turns out that noni fruit is one of the world's most powerful superfoods and is jam packed full of good things. Research has been done to show that it is full of vitamins C, E, B1, B2, B6, B12 and very rich in organic minerals like zinc, mangnesium and iron. Native to Polynesia and having a history of over 2,000 years noni provides a whole array of amazing health benefits ranging from anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It is known to have great skin care benefits. It's high selenium content helps to preserve skin's elasticity slowing the aging process. Noni is also said to be a powerful adaptogen helping to balance our immune system whether it be deficient or excessive.

I felt fortunate to be living and working right next to numerous noni trees. My fermentation project went really well and I can tell you that fermented noni juice is a lot more palatable than fresh noni! You can also utilize the leaves of the noni tree to make noni leaf tea. You pick the leaves, leave them out in the sun to dry then crunch them up.

Here's a little youtube video with more noni knowledge.....

I love superfoods. We are so blessed on this planet with the incredible amount of foods we have to enjoy and experience. For every ailment there is a plant to cure it. I sure could feel the power of noni after drinking it. You are literally buzzin all day and it gives you so much energy, even if you just have a little shot. It's not that palatable at first, but once you get used to the pungent cheesy smell it's fine! If someone who hates cheese can drink it then i'm sure you could! Actually, I know people who make a raw blue cheese with the noni. It never tried it but i'm sure its delicious and nutritious. There are many noni products out there on the market. I was fortunate enough to consume fresh local noni. If you are interested in trying this fruit then i'd suggest looking for a good brand and make sure there is any nasty additives or sugar added in there.

See you soon. 
Much love, Ry x

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mangoes are falling from the trees!!!!

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I have now been in Costa Rica for about 5 weeks and I am feeling fresher than ever. Probably because I've been drinking a lots and lots of coconut water...fresh coconut water. There is something special about this fruit. The water from the coconut truly is a gift from nature. Nothing will hydrate you more than a fresh coconut water, or agua pipa (as the locals call it). They taste so sweet, but sometimes a little fizzy and fermented which is nice too. It takes almost one year for the coconut tree to soak up the liquid from the ground and it gets super filtered and distilled as it goes up the trunk, through the branches and into the coconut. Coconut water is one the best sources of water you can find! The locals here sell huge 6 litre bottles of it for $8....which is pretty cheap considering you'd pay around $5 for a small 500ml bottle in North America or Europe that has been packaged and transported a long way and lost most of its life force. I am very grateful to be in a place where there is an abundance is this amazing fruit. Coconut water is alkaline and has a huge array of minerals and electrolytes which to help hydrate and nourish your cells. 

Now, talking about abundance....right now in costa rica its mango season. There's mangoes on the ground everywhere and they are falling from the trees.....i've almost been hit on the head a couple of times with one! The mango trees are really big, and they produce a lot of fruit!  It is a work of art. They can live for upto 300 years and reach upto 120ft! I've you had no money and wanted to live off mangoes for a few months then come to costa rica!! The mangoes here are probably the best mangoes I have ever tasted, actually......those Indian/Pakistani honey mangoes are hard to beat :) Super sweet, aromatic....mmmmm so good.  I have been eating a lot of mono meals...mono mango meals. I can demolish 3 - 4 mangoes at a time! Mangoes are super nutritious too. Really high in antioxidants like vitamin C, high in vitamin A beta carotene and they also contain a considerable amount of malic acid (which is great for me as I'm in preperation to do another liver flush and the malic acid is required to help soften the gallstones up before release).
"Lupeol, a triterpene present in mango and other fruits and vegetables, has shown to possess anticancer properties. A study has demonstrated the effectiveness of lupeol and mango pulp extraction in stopping prostrate cancer cell growth. Another study has shown lupeol to be effective in killing pancreatic cancer cells, a particularly aggressive form of cancer. Lupeol was not only found to suppress tumor growth, but also to impair head and neck (includes the nose, oral cavity, salivary gland, etc.) cancer cell invasion. Preliminary studies have found lupeol from mangoes and other fruit to be effective in reducing the risk of kidney stone formation." Good to know, huh? 
The vibrant yellow/orange color is good color therapy too. When you begin to consume more raw fruits and vegetables you begin to glow with color and radiance...just like the fruits. You are what you eat! That means i'm a mango right now!! Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables also helps nourish and feed your skin so it can handle the intense heat. Just to let you know....i never use sun screen. I don't need it. I make sure I provide my body with the right nutrtition. My genetics are Scottish/Irish. I am as about as white as they come, yet...after some weeks in the sun I have developed a lovely tan. I am not burnt like a lobster like many tourists who come here. I beleive its due to diet. Your skin is the last place in the body to receive nutrition but the first place to reveal deficiency. If you are drinking coca cola, eating cheeseburgers, sugar, junk foods and dead denatured foods and you go out into the sun you are much more likely to get sunburn and skin problems. However with the right diet and nutrition solar bathing can be really healing for the body. Just be wise and don't stay out more than your body can handle at one time. 

I've you are a vegan, a raw vegan, a frutarian or even if you just like to enjoy amazing local tree ripened fruits then Costa Rica is a hotspot. You see many street vendors selling their products. Be sure to barter with them and you might save yourself a penny or too. It feels good to be in a place where I can eat fresh fruit that hasn't travelled too far to get to where I am, instead of being transported thousands of miles to its destination. Peace folks!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush

Today I am going write about why I believe liver flushing is one of the most powerful and effective ways to heal and rejuvenate your body.

Unfortunately most of us grew up eating a very unbalanced diet. Most of our lives we've eaten a diet lacking in fresh organic fruits and vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes. Instead, we've consumed a diet full of excessive animal products, refined grains, processed sugars, chemical additives and GMOs. This unbalanced lifestyle has led to the formation of gallstones in our livers. Many people believe gallstones are only found in the gallbladder, which is not true. They are formed mostly in the liver and often get trapped in the bile ducts as well. 20% of people will develop gallstones in their gallbladder and sadly, have this critical organ surgically removed. I find this completely unnecessary. If your toilet is clogged, do you solve the problem be tearing out the toilet? No, you unclog your toilet. That is what the liver flush does, unclogs your liver and gallbladder. Having your liver completely free of stones is the key to radiant health and longevity. Many people have hundreds, if not thousands of gallstones clogging up this vital organ of detoxification. Gallstones in the liver have been found to be the root cause of many ailments and diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, acne and other skin disorders, muscle and bone weakness and hair loss. Consequently, cleansing your liver from stones will reverse your symptoms one by one and bring your health back into a state of equilibrium and balance. 
Here is a picture of the results of my first ever liver flush:
I recently just completed my 5th liver flush with great results. It is an amazing feeling seeing what comes out of you. You really do feel lighter and fresher every time.

 Gallstones I released from flush #4

  How do you know if you have stones in your liver? Have you ever over indulged in unhealthy food? Have you eaten a lot of deep fried foods, animal products, junk foods and processed refined sugars? Have you ever drank a lot of alcohol or taken a lot of drugs? Even smoking can lead to gallstone formation. You are guaranteed to have stones in there. Do a flush and find out, get your health back on track again!!! How many people have to suffer needlessly and get their gallbladders taken out!!?? Its insanity! Its pretty easy to clean out your liver. All it takes is a little effort and dedication. A liver flush costs very little to do, it is simple and easy and is no way detrimental to your body.


This is one of the most amazing things you can do for your health. The flush requires six day of preparation, followed by 16-20 hours of cleansing.


Apple Juice – six 32oz containers, which is 1.5 gallons

Or Malic Acid Powder (One teaspoon per quart of water)

Epsom Salts – 4 Tablespoons

Extra Virgin Olive Oil  – 4oz.

Fresh Grapefruit (pink best) or lemon/orange combination – 6oz.

2 pint jars, one with lid

For six days, do the following:

- Avoid processed foods, all meat products, dairy products, packaged foods and sugar. Basically eat a vegetarian diet for these six days, avoiding sugar and processed foods. Drink only lemon water, herbal teas and the apple juice as recommended below.

-Every day drink one quart (32oz) of fresh organic apple juice, local or fresh juiced is best, non-pasteurized is best, but not always possible. The malic acid softens the stones.

to the bathroom too much right away, just from the apple juice, you can dilute with water. Drink it slowly throughout the entire day. Also drink regular water intake.

-Avoid cold or chilled foods and liquids. Eat and drink warm, or room temperature foods. Do not overeat, eat small meals. Avoid foods from animal sources, dairy products, fried foods and processed foods during this 6 days. Otherwise, eat normal meals.

-Cleanse on a weekend or when you will have the most time, specifically for the day of the actual flush, day 6. The new moon is best for the flush, or anytime between the new and full moons. Do not flush on the day of a full moon as the body holds more fluids in the brain and tissues on this day.

-Cleanse your colon before or ideally, the day of your flush, day 6.This will minimize discomfort or nausea and prevent back flushing of the oil mixture or wastes being cleansed out. It also helps to more quickly eliminate the gallstones.

-On day 6, drink all 32oz of apple juice in the morning or malic acid powder water. If hungry, eat a very light breakfast, oatmeal or fruits. Avoid all other foods. For lunch you can have steamed vegetables with rice, but make it a small meal. Do not eat any protein foods, butter or oil, add nothing to your steamed vegetables or rice. Do not eat or drink anything besides water after 1:30pm! Otherwise this may affect your passing of the stones.

The Actual Flush, Day 6

6pm – Add 4 tablespoons of Epsom salts to 24 ounces of water. This makes four 6oz servings. Drink the first glass, 6oz. now. It is bitter, tastes like a rubber hose to me. You can pinch your nostrils or use a straw if desired. This dilates the bile ducts, helping the stones to pass. Set out citrus fruit so that it is room temperature for use.

8pm – Drink second 6oz. glass of Epsom salts

9:30pm – if you have not yet had any bowel movements, take a water enema which will trigger bowel movements

9:45pm – Wash grapefruits (or lemons/oranges) and squeeze them by hand to remove pulp. You will need 6oz of juice. Pour the juice, along with the 4oz of extra virgin olive oil in a pint jar, close lid and shake vigorously, 20 times or so until watery. If you still feel you need to go the restroom, go ahead.

10pm – Stand next to bed, drink your concoction. You may use a straw or close nostrils. Drink it in one gulp if possible. Try to drink within 5 minutes at most.


This is critical to release stones. Turn off lights, lie flat on back, with head elevated higher than abdomen using pillows. If not comfortable, lie on your right side in the fetal position with knees pulled up. Lie still, do not speak, and put your attention on the liver and the moving of the stones. Some people put a castor oil pack over liver area.

You may feel stones traveling along the bile ducts. There should be no pain or spasms at all. If you feel the urge to have a bowel movement during the night, go ahead. Otherwise, sleep. You can see the stones released during your bowel movement.

The Next Morning

6am – Drink another 6oz glass of Epsom salts. Rest, read, pray, meditate, go back to sleep. You can even do light exercise, stretching, or yoga.

8am – Drink last 6oz glass of Epsom salts

10am – You may drink fresh squeezed juice, then 30 minutes later a piece of fruit, and an hour later a light meal. By the same evening or the next morning you should be back to normal, and probably feeling really good.

Expect a number of bowel movements, with gallstones and food residues. Only bile from the liver forms the green colored stones you will see. There may be tan or white stones, which are calcified and will sink to the bottom of the stool. You may see white or tan colored foam which may be cholesterol crystals and/or mucus your body has release, all good things!

**Understand that it might take 5,6,10, even 12 flushes to eliminate all stones. Once you start this process, you want to continue with flushes until you have no stones at all for two flushes. Leaving the liver half clean may cause a return of symptoms as more stone are moved forward. If your recovery seems short-lived, don’t be discouraged. It takes multiple flushes to undo years and years of buildup and damage. Each cleanse will become more and more effective as the function of the liver and gallbladder increases. You can do a flush every 3 weeks or once per month. After you are stone free for two consecutive flushes, do one every 6-8 months for maintenance. If gallstones are trapped in the colon, a colonic will clear them out. They can cause irritation, headache, discomfort, etc. if not addressed. A coffee enema or colonic will be of great benefit in this case.