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The Power of Food For Pain Relief

Delicious Ways to Reduce Pain

Delicious Ways to Reduce Pain

The Power of Food for Pain Relief

The power of food to prevent and treat disease is vastly underestimated by both patients and physicians. This is no accident. Ever since the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, it has been a federal crime for food or supplement producers to make any claims about the health benefits of their products. Under the DSHEA, if a health claim is made for a food, that claim classifies it as a drug that requires FDA approval. Offenders can face prison terms equivalent to a life sentence. The sale of the products can be prohibited, and the products can be seized and destroyed. Few, if any, food or supplement producers can afford the hundreds of millions of dollars it costs to get drug approval. When a producer makes health claims for nutritional products, it’s a crime regardless of whether the information is true or is supported by scientific evidence. At the same time, pharmaceutical companies are free to promote their products, leading consumers to believe that the only treatments that are effective are pharmaceuticals.

The truth is that many foods contain powerful, health-enhancing ingredients that are scientifically validated to prevent and treat many chronic health conditions, including chronic pain. And many of these foods are very delicious. You can enhance your health and reduce your pain while enjoying delectable dishes that include cherries, blueberries, chocolate (my personal favorite), salmon and ginger, just to name a few. Read on to learn more. I’ve even included some recipes. (See link for article)



This article brings up an important point many are unaware of: our federal government is a captured agency that functions as a business that is actively using its vast power (paid for by us) to push anything it deems competition out of the way.  They have done this repeatedly with homeopathy, compounded medications, and supplements, and now they are attacking food.  The ‘powers that be’ want us eating insects, lab-grown meat, and whatever expensive, unnatural patented products they create that yield them high profits. Then, they plan on “vaccinating” plants for their diseases, animals to “sanitize the food supply,” and then “vaccinating” us through these “vaccinated,” unnatural foods which will also yield them incredible profits while leaving us all sick.  This, in turn will cause many to turn to Big Pharma for their magic remedy, which will also be lucrative.  It’s a monopoly that that has become a dangerous, tyrannical monolith affecting all of society – which must be broken.

This is the new normal and is a true war on food unless we refuse to go along with the dystopia. 

Having struggled with significant pain myself, I’ve come to learn about the importance of food in healing – particularly with regard to inflammation, detoxing, and nutrition.  A real, whole food diet is a requirement for health.  It should come as no surprise that our corrupt, power-hungry agencies are now attacking this as well.

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Lyme Disease & Herxheimer Reaction in Newborn


Newborn with lyme disease and herxheimer reaction being examined by doctor.

The Herxheimer reaction, also referred to as a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, is “a transient clinical phenomenon that occurs in patients infected by spirochetes who undergo antibiotic treatment.”¹ It was first described in patients with syphilis but has also been associated with other spirochetal infections including leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and relapsing fever. The reaction is associated with the onset of new symptoms or a worsening of existing symptoms in patients receiving antibiotic treatment.

In 2020, investigators published a case involving a 13-year-old boy with Lyme arthritis, a common manifestation of Lyme disease, who developed a Herxheimer reaction when treated with doxycycline. On the 7th day of treatment, the boy developed a low-grade fever and severe arthralgias with intense hip, ankle and cervical spine pain and myalgias.

You can read more about the 13-year-old boy’s case in an earlier blog “Herxheimer reaction in a 13-year-old boy with Lyme disease.” 

Newborn with herxheimer reaction

In their article “Lyme disease in a neonate complicated by the Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction,” Prodanuk and colleagues² describe the case of a 21-day-old infant who was admitted to the hospital with decreased activity, poor feeding and abdominal distension.

The parents removed an engorged tick from the infant’s forearm 5 days earlier. An EM rash was present at the site of the tick bite.

“Given the erythema migrans lesion at the site from which the engorged tick was removed, we made a presumptive diagnosis of Lyme disease and administered IV ceftriaxone,” the authors write.

Two hours after treatment began, the infant developed a fever, tachycardia and other symptoms consistent with the Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction.

Testing for Lyme disease was negative.

Clinicians should also “be aware of the possibility of the Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction during the initial phase of treatment.”²

Several studies, they warn, indicate “newborns with findings consistent with early localized disease may also be at higher risk for disseminated disease.”

“Given the limited data for neonates and the possible predisposition of this population to disseminated Lyme disease, clinicians should strongly consider administering IV antibiotics to target Lyme disease,” the authors suggest.

Patients can experience a broad range of symptoms resulting from a herxheimer reaction, explains Nykytyuk and colleagues, including fever, severe polyarthralgias, myalgias, chills, hypotension, nonpruritic, nonpalpable rash, tachycardia, nausea, headache, strengthening of existing or occurrence of new symptoms of the underlying disease.¹

The exact cause of Jarisch-Herxheimer reactions is still unknown. “At first, the role of an endotoxin in the development of JHR was suggested, but later experimental studies showed that spirochetes do not have biologically active endotoxins,” the authors explained.¹

  1. Dhakal A, Sbar E. Jarisch Herxheimer Reaction. [Updated 2022 Apr 28]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from:
  2. Prodanuk M, Groves H, Arje D, Bitnun A. Lyme disease in a neonate complicated by the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. CMAJ. 2022 Jul 18;194(27):E939-E941. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220112. PMID: 35851530; PMCID: PMC9299745.



This infant won the lotto by having astute parents, a noticable tick bite, and EM rash.  Many are not so fortunate to have these clear signs.  Many also test negative.  Without the signs and positive test, many are misdiagnosed and miss this opportunity for early treatment which is imperative.

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Genes As Biomarkers for Chronic Lyme?

Could these 35 genes be used as biomarkers for chronic Lyme?

Nov. 15, 2022

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have identified 35 genes that are particularly highly expressed in people with long-term Lyme disease.

These genes could potentially be used as biomarkers to diagnose patients with the condition, which is otherwise difficult to diagnose and treat.

The findings, published November 15 in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, may also lead to new therapeutic targets.

The study is the first to use transcriptomics as a blood test to measure RNA levels in patients with long-term Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that is not well understood. Approximately 30,000 diagnosed cases are reported to the CDC each year, but the estimated real number is closer to 476,000 cases, carrying an annual healthcare cost of about $1 billion in the United States. While most patients are diagnosed and treated with antibiotics at the earliest stages of Lyme disease, about 20 percent of the patients develop long-term complications, which could include arthritis, neurologic symptoms, and/or heart problems.

“We wanted to understand whether there is a specific immune response that can be detected in the blood of patients with long-term Lyme disease to develop better diagnostics for this debilitating disease. There still remains a critical unmet need, as this disease so often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed,” said Avi Ma’ayan, PhD, Professor, Pharmacological Sciences, and Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Bioinformatics at Icahn Mount Sinai, and senior author of the paper. “Not enough is understood about the molecular mechanisms of long-term Lyme disease.”

Image above: Researchers at Icahn Mount Sinai in New York identified 35 genes that could be used as biomarkers to potentially diagnose patients with long-term Lyme disease. Image credit: Cell Reports Medicine

As part of the study, RNA sequencing was conducted using blood samples from 152 patients with symptoms of post-treatment Lyme disease to measure their immune response.

Differences in gene expression

Combined with RNA sequencing data from 72 patients with acute Lyme disease and 44 uninfected controls, the investigators observed differences in gene expression. They found that most of the post-treatment Lyme disease patients had a distinctive inflammatory signature compared with the acute Lyme disease group.

In addition, by analyzing the differentially expressed genes in this study along with genes that are differentially expressed due to other infections from other published studies, the researchers identified a subset of genes that were highly expressed, which have not been previously established for this Lyme-associated inflammatory response.

Using a type of artificial intelligence called machine learning, the researchers further reduced the group of genes to establish an mRNA biomarker set capable of distinguishing healthy patients from those with acute or post-treatment Lyme disease. A gene panel that measures the expression of the genes the investigators identified could be developed as a diagnostic to test for Lyme.

A new diagnostic for Lyme?

“We should not underestimate the value of using omics technologies, including transcriptomics, to measure RNA levels to detect the presence of many complex diseases, like Lyme disease. A diagnostic for Lyme disease may not be a panacea but could represent meaningful progress toward a more reliable diagnosis and, as a result, potentially better management of this disease,” said Dr. Ma’ayan.

Next, the investigators plan to repeat the study using data from single-cell transcriptomics and whole blood, apply the machine learning approach to other complex diseases that are difficult to diagnose, and develop the diagnostic gene panel and test it on samples from patients.

The paper is titled “Gene set predictor for post-treatment Lyme Disease.” Additional co-authors are Daniel J.B. Clarke, MS (Icahn Mount Sinai, New York), and Alison W. Rebman, MPH, Jinshui Fan, MD, PhD, Mark J. Soloski, PhD, and John N. Aucott, MD, all from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine in Baltimore.

The project was partially supported by funds from the Cohen Lyme & Tickborne Disease Initiative and the National Institutes of Health.


Calcified Placentas Full of Spike Protein & Antibodies From Vaxxed Moms – Inflammation in ‘Every Organ & Tissue’ & Cardiologist Warns About “Vaccine” Shedding  Video Here (Approx. 5 Min)

Dr. Ryan Cole Says OB/GYN’s Are Sending Him Placentas From Vaxxed Mothers to Examine

“These are placentas coming from Obstetric colleagues around the country. There placentas are the wrong size for the gestational age. These placentas are calcified. These placentas have spike protein in them.” ~ Dr. Ryan Cole


Dr. Tess Lawrie: COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Inflammation in ‘Every Organ and Tissue of the Body


“There’s a loophole that they’ve slipped through in the regulatory process, because most drugs require pharmacokinetic studies … And that has not been done with the COVID-19 vaccines,” says Dr. Tess Lawrie, co-founder of the World Council for Health.

Pharmacokinetics is the study of how a drug behaves in a patient’s body, how it distributes, and how long it takes to be cleared from the body.

“Because they’ve been called vaccines … all these manufacturers have been required to do is to show that the product they inject gives an immune reaction, gets an immune response. They have not been required to show how it distributes around the body,” says Lawrie.

Laurie states that myocarditis is just the tip of the iceberg and that inflammation is occurring systemically in every organ and tissue of the body and that the shots must be halted immediately.

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Cardiologist Warns: Covid ‘Vaccinated’ People Are a Health Threat to the lives of the Unvaccinated

December 4, 2022
  • In the most comprehensive paper on shedding thus far, former Inserm researcher Dr. Helene Banoun has published the basis for which there is great likelihood that mRNA either on lipid nanoparticles or within exosomes is circulatory in blood and is secreted in every body secretion that would naturally expect to contain particles of this size.[iii]
  • Fertig et al, have shown mRNA is circulatory in blood for at least two weeks with no reduction in concentration out to that time point.[iv]
  • Hanna et al, have found mRNA within breast milk.[v]
  • Other research has found messenger mRNA in the lymph nodes of the “vaccinated” for months.
  • Less data exist on Spike protein shedding but it is not a far stretch to understand this is well within the realm of reality.
  • McCullough states that everything indicates you can get “vaccinated” by close contact with those who got the shots via kissing, sexual contact, and breast feeding.
  • No one knows how long you should wait for close contact to avoid shedding.  The messenger mRNA and spike protein have never been demonstrated to leave the body.
  • McCullough is recommending people wait at least 90 days for close contact with a “vaccinated” person.
  • Autopsies have shown the spike protein goes into the heart, brain, adrenal glands, and reproductive organs.


Well, so much for those dangerous, selfish, “unvaccinated” people being a threat to others….

FREE Webinar: Microbial Induced Autoimmune Inflammation as a Cause of Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents

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Microbial Induced Autoimmune Inflammation as a Cause of Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents

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