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What does your eye color say about you?

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul. -Minna Antrim

It is said that the eye is the window to the soul, yet so many see it as skin deep. We can all be enticed by beautiful eyes. Sometimes the color is so deep, but is it really just cosmetic attraction? On some subconscious level are we picking up on something deeper? Are we picking up on their soul? In a way perhaps we are!

Iridology claims that there are really only two eye colors. But how can that be? We see all different kinds of eye color. All shades and depths…so how can there be only two?


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Bentonite Clay: The Dirt thats Electric! Booogie Woogie Woogie!

  • Yes, I quoted the 80’s pop song “The Electric Boogie!” Deal with it. In case you’re too young to know this reference it’s also called the electric slide, and it is played at almost every wedding reception.

Bentonite Clay is mined from the Earth and is formed after volcanic ash has weathered and aged in the presence of water. It has a strong negative electric charge that can pull positively charged toxins out of the system when ingested or bathed in. However, there are different types so don’t go run out and ingest the first bentonite clay you see.


There are actually many varieties of this clay depending on the mineral concentrations it has. There are sodium, potassium, calcium and aluminum, but the two you commonly find at the health food store are sodium and calcium. Sodium is the one you bathe in and calcium is the one you ingest traditionally. However some brands are a mix of both, and both are ingestible. The sodium tends to be more bulking than the calcium bentonite.

The magic in this clay is that it really is electric! Most toxins in the body are positively charged and the minerals in the clay are negatively charged. So when hydrated and exposed to the body the two literally change places. Redmond Clay and Great Plains are a mix of both calcium and sodium bentonite clay.


There is concern that the high sodium content in bentonite clay will provide too much sodium. This is not true. Natural sodium is okay. It’s processed salt that is the problem. Plus, many of the minerals in the clay are excreted with the toxins…unless the body needs them first, then it uses them as needed. Also, some people claim that sodium in bentonite clay constipates them severely. I’d argue they are using calcium bentonite clay or are not drinking enough water. It’s a very good laxative. If that doesn’t work, the problem might be more toxins than minerals. Adding activated charcoal or psyllium might be a good way to correct the aggravation the clay might have caused, if any.

It’s also important not to use metal when mixing your bentonite clay, as it will leach positively charged metals out of any source. A reputable source of the clay even uses caution in this regard even when it’s mined. Stainless steel is the steel they use to mine it.

Bentonite has other elements important for your body such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, sodium, sulfur, carbon and even silica! In addition, there can be up to 71 trace elements! Most have more than 50 odd trace elements.

The silica is really the impressive part. In 1939, the Nobel Prize winner for chemistry, Prof. Adolf Butenandt, proved that life cannot exist without Silica. According to his research conducted at Columbia University in 1972, hormonal disturbances in the human organism are often due to a calcium-magnesium imbalance. Several studies have shown that silica can restore this delicate balance. Silica also benefits the assimilation of phosphorous. Thus, it may be considered a catalyst in the use of other elements.


The silica in clay is thought to give it nano-crystalline properties. Crystals are thought to be capable of holding memory and energy. This energy may also aid the clay in its abilities to balance the body.

Silica is found throughout the body, but is highest in connective tissue and helps increase calcium absorption. Research has even shown that through a transmutation process silica is turned into calcium when needed. This is where its calcium precursor characteristics are thought to be. Others think this precursor effect stems from its ability to bind to toxins and pull them out increasing mineral absorption and thus calcium absorptions.

Some think the high aluminum in clay is dangerous, but this is not true. The aluminum silicate in the clay is a crystal compound and being bound together acts in the body as a whole unit. The aluminum is completely inert and never in an isolated form, thus is not absorbed by the body.

You might be asking what kinds of toxins will this bind? What kinds of diseases will this help with?


Well, technically it should bind all toxins. Toxins usually have a positive charge in the body so the negatively charged clay should grab it all. The clay will replace the toxins with minerals that the body can use to balance its ecosystem and raise its PH to a more alkaline state. Regardless of the sophisticated way this works, it is a very gentle binder in this writer’s experience. That’s why many who are diagnosed with high toxicity will alternate Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal. The later absorbs almost anything, minerals and toxins. The former will replaced the lost minerals. Just remember to hydrate since both will absorb water. Many take them at different times to gain the most effect. This can help with any methylation related illness. (Methylation is the scientific name for the detox cycle.)

There is a test, both blood and saliva, to find out what your methylation genes are. Many with hard to treat chronic illness like Lyme Disease and mold exposure victims use this as an experimental way to improve their wellness. However, I urge you to see a qualified medical practitioner to find out more on your options and what’s appropriate for you.





Guerrilla Staples: Activated Charcoal the Black Hole of Toxin Binders?

Activated charcoal is considered one of the strongest over-the-counter toxin binding substances out there. The good news is that it’s very cheap and very accessible. However, as much as some swear by it, others have a massive issue tolerating it. The reason is because it is so strong. If toxin binders had a black hole, this would be it!

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Epigenetics: Can you really change your genes?

Epigenetics are genes that are literally described as being “above the genes.” They define how other genes manifest. For example two people might have the same gene for a disease yet they both have a different disease diagnosis manifest; that is epigenetics in action. You might see it especially in how twins with the same genes develop differently.  So can you change your genes? No. However, you can affect them by improving your lifestyle and doing the hard emotional work to evolve from within.

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Healthy alternatives to Petroleum Jelly

UPDATE!: In the Garlic Footie Blog petroleum jelly is recommended, but if you’re sensitive, this blog should help you replace it. Also, I was just informed coconut oil can be added to the list of substitutes.
Petroleum jelly is considered toxic by many due to its crude oil base. However, there are alternatives that would be acceptable to even the most discerning Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sufferer!

There are many ways to make an alternative to petroleum jelly at home, based on a combination of easy to get items.  Here is a list of the items and a few ways to combine them depending on your traditional petroleum jelly needs.

Some alternative items to consider are:

Castor Oil

You are probably already aware that castor oil is a well-known folk remedy for constipation, but are you aware that it is also a potent antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal?  It’s also a great topical agent helping with all sorts of skin conditions and is even being used by some oncologist as a vehicle to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumors!


Cocoa butter

No, this butter doesn’t come from a cow! It comes from the cocoa beans, the same bean chocolate comes from. It has a number of healing elements and will melt at room temperature.  On a side note, most healthy fats melt at room temperature rather than unhealthy fats that usually don’t. (I wonder what that is about?…perhaps to be explored in anther blog.)  Cocoa butter makes for a great skin cream, and some people even claim it can remove stretch marks, although no study has shown this to be true at this time.


Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is commonly used for hair care.  This is because its elements have a stunning likeness to sebum, an oily compound made by the body that makes the surface of the hair soft and smooth.  This oil has great moisturizing and emollient qualities and can be mixed with other oils to increase its effectiveness for both the hair and the skin.



Beeswax comes from the honeycomb. It has many uses in healing. It displays surfactant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and skin softener qualities.

To use beeswax as an emollient mix it with oil first, then melt it in a double boiler at low heat. Stir in the oil after the wax has melted. You can add grapefruit seed extract as a preservative, as well as your favorite essential oils. Then pour it into a sterile heat proof jar and let cool before covering.

Olive oil

Olive oil is a common kitchen ingredient that has healing properties attributed to its high amount of omega 9. It is used in many skin creams as well.


Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E oil contains lots of, of course, vitamin E!  Vitamin E is thought essential to healing skin conditions, and it is considered a staple in many skin creams.  It is also used internally as a vitamin and is contained in many supplements.

Almond oil

Almond oil of course comes from almonds and is often used to help improve hair, skin and overall health. It has a number of healing benefits, includes a decent amount of vitamin E, fat and protein along with a number of essential nutrients, and is a major anti-oxidant supplier.


Here are some combinations of the above that can be used at home as an alternative to petroleum jelly.

For skin softener


4-ounces olive oil

1-ounce shaved beeswax


4-ounces almond oil

1-ounce shaved beeswax

As a skin protector

4-ounces cocoa butter

4-ounces jojoba oil

2-ounces shaved beeswax

As a healing emollient

4-ounces cocoa butter

4-ounces almond oil

2-ounces shaved beeswax

As a skin enhancer

4-ounces olive oil

1-ounce vitamin E oil

1-ounce shaved beeswax

So there it is! There is great information here on how to make your at home alternative for petroleum jelly, along with a little information on what the various items are to give you the fundamentals on how to use the process for your own combinations.

To those who don’t have the time to waste experimenting, you can also consider purchasing Waxelene, as an already made alternative to petroleum jelly.

It can be found here at:


Have fun and be safe with your new skin care products!


Major Victory!: MAYDAY IDSA Lyme Guidelines Protest 2014

Congratulations to the protesters at the MAYDAY 2014 IDSA Lyme Guidelines protest in Virginia!


For two days, a large gathering of Lyme suffers and supporters protested outside of the IDSA building in Virginia to advocate for change to the standard Lyme disease guidelines for testing and treatment.


Most years, the IDSA ignore and mock the protesters, however this year they literally came out and stated, “We are listening.”


Could this be a major paradigm shift?


Many don’t know this but countless misunderstood illnesses were thought to be psychosomatic disorders in their beginning, including even major life-altering illnesses like MS and AIDS. With patient advocacy and more research the medical establishment found out they were, in fact, wrong!


Now, not only is the CDC admitting mistakes were made, but they went so far as to admit Lyme is not rare and that the yearly cases aren’t 30,000, but actually 300,000! In addition to the announcement of a major new vaccine that is about to be released, articles are appearing stating the promise of much better testing for both acute Lyme and the controversial chronic Lyme (aka “post Lyme syndrome”), and with the positive reception at the protest, could the IDSA now be listening and more open to changes that could completely change the lives of hundreds of thousands of suffers a year? Suffers that are sometimes living such a horrible quality of life that they are too disabled to work or take proper care of themselves and deal with horrific pain and fatigue that has either been ignored or beyond the scope of treatment of traditional medicine.


When such an easy to catch and treat illness goes so ignored and so many lives devastated, could this be a positive sign of vindication leading to the start of a new era?



For official information on the MAYDAY PROJECT facebook page please check out an LIKE…



Check out the media coverage on this link.

Fox news 5 video and article



Josh Cutler Mayday organizer extraordinaire meeting with an IDSA official stating “We are listening”!