Kind and Gentle Soul


August 16th marks the one year anniversary of Jared’s death.  Kelli recently commented that it seems like yesterday… and yet at the same time seems a lifetime ago.  It is strange how time plays tricks like that.  Kelli describes Jared as intuitive.  As a old soul.  As a kind and gentle soul.

This song was written by a mold, chemical sensitivity, and debilitating EMF sensitivity survivor Sara Riley Mattson.  The song was written as a memorial to her friend’s mom when she passed.  It hauntingly speaks to the void left when a person leaves this earth.  Sara battled suicidal depression, chronic migraines and PTSD.  Jared would be so proud of Sara.  Sara shares “I had a happy ending.  The health I have now is more than I ever hoped for.”  She is Somebody!  The lyrics are poignant.  Please click Kind and Gentle Soul to listen to the song.

Long walks and long talks
Felt like I did the talking while you walked beside me
And if I’m strong, it’s because you always helped me carry on

And I’ve thought for some time
There’s no lovelier sight than when you’d smile
And the joy in your eyes
And your generous heart
So beautiful inside and out

A kind and gentle hearted soul
Is who we’ve all been so lucky to know
And I’m so glad I got to be your friend
But I can’t pretend I’m not going to miss you

I’ve been looking back at photographs
So much love in your eyes when you looked at dad
You’re singing and laughing
I can tell that you’re happy

And I’ve thought for some time
There’s no lovelier sight than when you’d smile
And the joy in your eyes
And your generous heart
So beautiful inside and out

A kind and gentle hearted soul
Is who we’ve all been so lucky to know
And I’m so glad I got to be your friend
But I can’t pretend I’m not going to miss you

Sara is a talented warrior, musician, and author.  She recently published a book about her experience with illness and recovery.   Please click Camp Like a Girl for the link to her book.  She also has a new book, Migraine, A Memoir of Healing, due out October 9th.

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Karen, I AM Somebody


Art and photo credit by Karen (along with the video)

Karen is a mold warrior.  Exposure at work made her sick.  She felt like she was going to die.  Traditional doctors dismissed her illness as “stress”.  She used retirement funds to get help and saw a mold doctor.  She was diagnosed with CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) and MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity).  She describes brain swelling and inflammation as “a very bad thing” when exposed to mold, gasoline, cigarette smoke, and perfume.  Her painting above is titled “Brain On Fire”.  Many environmentally poisoned individuals describe the brain inflammation in this way.

This video also paints the picture of the chaos, the fear, the panic and the solitude many mold sick people endure.  All in an effort to seek safe housing and safe air.  Many are alone and limited in their ability to participate in the things that used to bring them joy.  But, despite the struggle, or perhaps even because of the struggle, Karen is definitely somebody.

 

My Son Is Somebody


Art & photo by: m. sioux, mold survivor.

As parents of a “normal” child  who acutely became chronically ill, we searched high and low for answers.  We went to some of “the best” doctors.  Some of them didn’t even look at us but rather focused on their computer screen and filling in the boxes. Some of them chanted the ole “If you hear hoof prints look for horses not zebras”.  Guess what doctors… some of your patients are zebras.  And you are misdiagnosing them and improperly medicating them.  Do no harm, Doctor. Do no harm.

 

 

Online Poll- Which Magnesium Works Best?

Three Toxic Mold Support Groups voted Magnesium their #1 supplement to treat Mold Illness.

Yet with so many available forms, we needed to know more! So we polled two Facebook Groups Magnesium Advocacy Group and and a Toxic Mold Support Group.

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Magnesium Glycinate Was the Winner!

  1. Glycinate
  2. Malate

It is believed that the majority of Americans are not getting enough magnesium and this mineral it is vital because it is used by EVERY organ in your body.

Magnesium Deficiency May Trigger 22 Medical Conditions

  1. Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  2. Asthma
  3. Blood Clots
  4. Bowel Diseases
  5. Cystitis
  6. Depression
  7. Detoxification
  8. Diabetes
  9. Fatigue
  10. Heart Disease
  11. Hypertension
  12. Hypoglycemia
  13. Insomnia
  14. Kidney Disease
  15. Liver Disease
  16. Migraine
  17. Fibromyalgia
  18. Nerve Problems
  19. PMS
  20. Raynauds
  21. Osteoperosis
  22. Tooth Decay

While Magnesium was found to be Moldies #1 Supplement Ironically Epsom Salt, a form or magnesium, was found to be #4!

Epsom Salt baths or foot baths is another ways to improve magnesium. Epsom salt is a magnesium sulfate and absorbs through your skin. Magnesium oil can also be used for topical application.

Remember Magnesium is the primary ingredient in laxatives, so it is great if you are taking binders to detox mold as this can cause constipation, but also be careful and don’t over do it. 😉[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]