I wonder how many :(

This past winter I had a special opportunity to help someone.  Someone special to my heart.  Her family had been in involved with my dance studio and knew a little about me, my practices and beliefs (being Sagittarius I’m quite vocal on certain issues) as well as my intense belief that a mostly raw whole plant based way of eating gives us our most perfect health.  Thanks to facebook they knew this of me, as well as of my energy healings.  I’m not sure why the mom thought of me, but I’m thankful I popped into her head when she was searching her soul for some answers.

The message arrived via a FB message on a Friday morning.  The mom was simply beside herself.  She didn’t know what to do, who to turn to, who to talk to.  But as she shared the story with me it was clear she thought mainstream medicine knew exactly what they were talking about, being backed by science and all.  The diagnosis was a done deal, especially since there had been a relative who’d been diagnosed as a paranoid delusional/schizophrenic years before.  She asked if I would please go visit her teenage daughter 2 hours away.  She knew her daughter thought a lot of me and was hopeful I could somehow help.

For the past two years maybe longer in retrospect, this intelligent young woman who outwardly appeared healthy and strong was struggling with some serious health issues I found out. To the point where emergency room visits every few weeks were happening ~ looking for answers, hoping somebody or some treatment could give her relief.  Drugs and ointments were prescribed for the insomnia, mind fog, skin eruptions, aching joints, severe mood swings and fluish feelings that had become constant.  Friends and roommates thought she was delirious or on drugs.  According to mom, they’d had to rescue her from herself.  They took the keys to her car and made her to come home from college.  They then had her diagnosed by yet more mainstream doctors…Paranoid Delusional/Schizophrenic/Bi-Polar. More drugs were assigned.   Her mom explained that things reached a breaking point during the holidays.  A call to 911 was necessary as the daughter had lost it and was a victim of this horrible mental illness, words used in desperation to describe to me what had happened.

Backtrack please.  In 2000 I discovered a book by Hanna Kroeger.  My interest was peaked when I started reading about Candida Albicans.  Candida was the culprit I’d been looking for regarding my beloved husband’s struggle with depression and anxiety. It is greatly antagonized by tetracycline which he’d taken as a teenager for acne.  Candida is the cause for a great many conditions or ailments, including poor mental health and even suicides.  Over the years, he had tried different prescription drugs, chelation of heavy metals from the body, became sober, performed a 3 week distilled water fast with Dr Douglas Graham and we completely overhauled our diets in 1990.   Transitioning from SAD to mostly raw whole plant based helped everything tremendously, but the depression and anxiety still crept in when he was stressed.

Since 1990, I’d read hundreds of books/articles/publications/research papers on food/health/environment/climate. Being a dancer, I’d always been conscious of my foods and their particular affect on my body.  As a mom, I became very aware of how different foods affected our children. Watching our children react to foods we’d allow for “treats” on occasion only confirmed that sugar was indeed a drug and had adverse effects on small children’s behavior and dispositions.

In Hanna Kroger’s book, “God helps those that help themselves” she stated 50% of people in mental institutions acutely suffer from fungus overgrowth…candida albicans… 50% of those institutionalized are due to consumption of white flour and white sugar?  All because of an unhealthy balance of bad bacteria in the gut flora?

Long story short.  I visited on Saturday.  Heard another side to the story.  She felt she’d been kidnapped from school.  I offered to bring her to our house for a week or two and feed her whole fresh organic fruits and veggies – juicing, whole food shakes, fruit and veggies galore for snacking and dinners.  She thought it sounded like a great idea.  Her alternatives were not very promising as her parents were understandably wary of having her in their homes and she had no place to go.  She was also relieved when I asked if she knew of Morgellon’s Disease?  She did.  Nobody in the hospitals had believed her, said they’d never heard of it, and it was all in her head. She had her lawyer speak with me to see if indeed I had made such an offer.  Both the lawyer and the head doctor thought it was a great idea to start with clean foods.  I confirmed I had indeed made the offer and picked her up on Tuesday.  Had I not, on Wednesday she was scheduled to be transferred to Bangor Mental Health Institute.

I wonder how many patients in Mental Health Institutions have very treatable Candida Albicans.  Imagine healed by diet with the elimination of sugar and flour, both needless culprits in today’s foods.  Could this be causing people to have to be in mental health institutes?

I wonder how many 😦

By the way, the girl who came to stay is getting better.  She has changed her foods, added supplements which her chiropractor/Lyme Disease specialist recommended and is doing better.  And Morgellon’s – well, that’s a condition where non-organic/synthetic fibers come out through the skin, especially when the body is compromised in health and or the immune system is under stress.  (Songstress Joni Mitchell suffers from this as well.  The condition is linked to GMO’d foods/synthetics in our lives.)   It can be a side effect of Lyme’s Disease, which she was tested positive for and has been much helped by a raw plant based diet, with green juices and lots of whole food smoothies.


6 thoughts on “I wonder how many :(

  1. Wow! I had not heard about Morgellon’s Disease and after reading your post, I Googled and found out more about it. This is fascinating information. When I went to medical school, Lyme Disease and AIDS was not even known, so why couldn’t there be another condition as yet unknown to the medical community? Mainstream medicine grasps these conditions so darn slowly and yet there are people suffering. I am so happy to hear that the girl in your report is doing well now. We all would do better with the following mantra: “Eat from the Earth–Mother Earth will sustain you!” And jumping off from that mantra, we all need to do all we can to sustain Mother Earth, too!! Thank you for this great post.

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    • I love that mantra Melissa! Thank you for reading and thank you for a very thoughtful comment. I first heard of Lyme Disease about 20 years ago….one of my high school friends had contracted it back in the 90’s and followed what mainstream medical suggests which is blasting the body with antibiotics. She was completely immobilized at times in bed with pain unimaginable she said. Never thought much more about it until one of our favorite musicians (Bruce Springsteen protege) Bill Chinook who came to Maine to live committed suicide 5 or 6 years ago after struggling with Lyme for years…I didn’t have clue my rescue was struggling with Lyme as well, but knew that no matter what was going on with her, that raw fruits and veggies were the first steps to getting her well.


  2. Kathie, thank you so much for sharing such valuable information. It really does make you wonder how many people are being diagnosed with all sorts of mental and physical disorders which could be helped or cured by following a very healthy diet. It is a shame that so many people suffer!

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    • Thank you for commenting Wendy 🙂 I think it’s criminal that the medical system can just name a condition. But we all know the reason they do that is the law now states that once a condition is “named” prescription drugs can be ordered up.


  3. This is a wonderful post, Kathie. So many conditions are left untreated because modern medicine does not yet understand what it is or how to treat it. I agree, a largely plant-based diet can cure many, many things. We are what we eat, and I am not fast, cheap, easy or fake 🙂 Nor am I laden with thousands of chemicals! Thank you for sharing your story, your words go further than you know. The more we share the more we are able to help others, whether we know we’ve helped them or not!

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    • Thank you Baylie for your very kind words. I love your saying “I am not fast, cheap, easy or fake.” There is so much evidence of that!
      The beauty of your soul shines through brightly because of this as well as being allowed to shine forth due to the lack of chemicals
      in your body! Thank you for your encouragement….it goes further than you know 😉 ❤


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