A friend of mine shared this link earlier today in light of Pat Summit’s death from Alzheimer’s.
The Lord just reminded me of something I learned years ago at the Environmental Health Clinic in Dallas in 1999 where I was being treated for pesticide poisoning. I met a man there who had worked for the US Treasury in Ft. Worth and he worked with printing money. They had used some experimental ink to print the money and the chemicals in it made him very, very sick. When he began detoxing in the sauna, replacing nutrients, treating for allergies, he got better. When I came home, there was a friend of mine whose Dad also worked for the treasury department in Washington DC printing money. He developed Alzheimer’s. Along the same time there was a man in our church who was the printer there. He had retired as a printer and ran the print shop at our church. All of the sudden he was in the hospital diagnosed with dementia and he died not too long after that. His wife later told me that he had become sensitive to supplements and couldn’t even take a vitamin. When he developed dementia he had been put on a new medication which I believe caused his sudden onset of dementia.
When your body doesn’t detox well for a number of reasons and it is exposed to certain things such as ink or medication, pesticides, paint, hair dresser chemicals, aluminum, etc, there can be an onset of thinking problems., along with other problems. Adding medication to an already toxic and inflammatory situation only adds fuel to the fire. The solution is not to medicate, but to detox and replace nutrients…. simple but not always easy and it takes a while to reverse things that have accumulated in our bodies. Some things can be reversed much quicker such as an allergic reaction but you have to figure out what a person is reacting to. Who would suspect ink, or formaldehyde or a supplement? My body is sensitive to all these things. Thankfully not as much now as I used to be but I am.
A more recent example is tonight I was walking and the mosquito truck came in the neighborhood. Last year, the same thing happened and instead of seeking shelter immediately like i did tonight, i kept walking. My thinking abilities and nervous system was affected big time from the indirect hit I took from the neurotoxic mosquito spray. It took me quite a while, several weeks to get over it, even though I was taking things to detox my body and replace nutrients.
I read today that Pat Summit suffered from arthritis which can be because of a leaky gut and an allergic response. If she suffered from arthritis and took drugs to control the pain and arthritis, those drugs themselves can do great damage to the gut causing other issues such as dementia. There is always a cause for symptoms in our body and it’s not a lack of medication which poisons enzymes and causes a downward spiral in our health. Look for what’s going on in a person’s environment and their history to find the clues.
Pat Summit said she would trade her 8 national championships for her health and the health of others.
Last night after I wrote the post about Pat Summit and causes of her symptoms, God reminded me that Rodney D Soto MD shared at one of his educational talks, by the time you start having symptoms like dementia, the damage to our bodies is far more than the symptoms we are seeing. The symptoms are the tip of the iceberg. That is why it is SO important to be eating the right foods that Dr. Mercola recommended in his article I posted that contain glutathione and stay away from chemicals as much as possible.
What is glutathione? It is a very important antioxidant that helps keep our cells healthy and from aging by taking toxic chemicals out of our bodies. We all make glutathione but most of us can’t keep up with the onslaught of heavy metals and pesticides and air fresheners and perfumes and household cleaners, plastics, medications, etc. that we are around each day. Each time our bodies has to detox something, glutathione goes out the body with that chemical.
Read below how L Theacrine helps to produce glutathione in our cells and helps our LIVER and DETOX mechanisms!!! Ya’ll I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! I used to take glutathione through an IV each week to help my body detox and now I am able to help my body detox through a delicious pink drink and a few products. Also, if that weren’t enough, Dr. Mercola said in his article last night that Whey Protein helps glutathione production.
I wrote this to say… PLEASE don t wait until you are having symptoms to help your body detox. We all need to be doing something each and everyday because of the sea of chemicals we live around. Plexus is something simple and so affordable and comes right to your mailbox. I’d love to share more with you if you’ll message me. Thanks so much!
Improved Liver Function and Detoxification Mechanisms
After seven days of Theacrine supplementation subjects showed no signs desensitization
Oxidation is a naturally occurring process in the body, but too much oxidative stress has been linked to a number of degenerative health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. However, in order to combat the potential hazards of excessive oxidation, our bodies are equipped with a number of potent antioxidant defense mechanisms, including the body’s most powerful antioxidant and detoxification agent – glutathione. Glutathione, along with several other antioxidant enzymes, is produced in the liver.
Studies indicate that following seven days of Theacrine supplementation subjects showed elevated levels of glutathione inside cells, which suggest that the liver receives a secondary benefit from supplementation.
I would love to talk with you more about ways to detox your body. Contact me by email if you’d like to brainstorm with me. firstname.lastname@example.org
His Grace is Sufficient,
Mitzi Evans, RN
I just wanted to share with you this great article by Dr. Mark Hyman about the great importance of Glutathione in maintaining our health. I have been taking this for years by IV and by mouth, but last year was able to get off of the IV’s with the help of some wonderful all natural, non GMO products that help produce glutathione and do a whole lot of other great things to help our health. Please message me for more information! Would love to share them with you!
His Grace is Sufficient,
Mitzi Evans, RN
Faith already knows that everything that happens fits into a pattern for good to those who love God. An inconvenience is always, whether we see it or not, a blessed inconvenience.” Elisabeth Elliot, www.elisabethelliot.org
This is going to be a little different from the previous weeks, but more like my posts of old when i was in the trenches of trying to feel better each day because to be honest, i have been taken back somewhat to those days that i struggled so. I got sprayed by the mosquito truck a couple of weeks ago walking my dog, and I’ve been taken back down memory lane as I’m continuing to recover. Has not been a comfortable time, but it’s been a time the LORD has reminded me of my roots, That I can’t even walk with GOD holding my hand.
My friend, gospel singer Tony Greene, went to be with JESUS five years ago this week. GOD has taken down memory lane listening to some of the songs the Greenes sang that ministered so much to me during a difficult time of suffering in my life and continues to minister to me now. One song in particular was called, “I Can’t Even Walk Without You Holding My Hand.” I remember the first time i heard Tony share the story how GOD gave the songwriter that song. It was during a very difficult trial he and his wife were going through. Like most things that really matter in our lives, they come through a time of difficult suffering, and that is when we hear GOD the most. I love the quote from C.S. Lewis that says, “GOD shouts to us in our pain, and whispers in our joy.” I can relate to that. I always know I’m in a trial when i hear the LORD’s voice through HIS WORD, and people and other means so much louder. So this week, i wanted to share with you that beautiful song that Tony Greene sang that night at Truth Baptist Church that first penetrated my soul and led me to go to the altar, one of many times, i went to the altar when i went to hear the Greene’s sing. The recording is not at Truth Baptist, but somewhere else Tony sang,it and I wanted you to get to hear the whole story and song. I pray that it ministers to your heart as it does mine.
“I Can’t Even Walk” sang by the Greenes
A few weeks ago, one of my friends asked me if she could interview me for a health and healing show she does on her blogsite called http://livehealthyandblessed.com/. Between her jammed packed schedule and my not feeling well at times, it took us several weeks to get to the interview and i really appreciate her being patient with me. GOD’s timing is perfect and finally one Tuesday night, it worked right for both of us! So below is the link you can watch and hear a whole lot of the health journey that GOD has led me on. I pray that it will be an encouragement and blessing to those who are looking for answers amidst very difficult health trials. I am very thankful that GOD has brought Plexus into my life at this point in my journey and continues to use it to help me regain my health. Thank you so much, Melissa Beshore for giving me the opportunity to share my journey:
“Joy, peace, and stability come from believing that every circumstance that touches our lives is part of a great eternal plan that He is working out in this world and in our lives.” Nancy Leigh DeMoss, www.reviveourhearts.com
If you are interested in learning more about Plexus, or have health challenges or spiritual challenges you need help with, please contact me on FB at Mitzi Fowler Evans, or send me an email at email@example.com. You can order Plexus through my website www.hisgraceissufficient.myplexusproducts.com. If you order, please order the Triplex, which is the Slim, the BioCleanse, and the Probio5 to help you get going on a great foundation for your health journey. I will send you an email after you order and be in touch with you to thank you and help you get started on your path to better health!
And thank you so much for your orders that helped me qualify for the Plexus Leader’s Retreat in Washington, D.C. I really appreciate you so much!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
His Grace is Sufficient,
mitzi evans, RN
Last night, before I went to bed, I came across a very fascinating webinar from Genova Diagnostics. It was about the importance of the bacteria we have all over our body and particularly inside our intestines where we have anywhere from 2-5 lbs of different types of bacteria. I have often heard Dr. Sherry Rogers say many times, if our gut isn’t healthy, we won’t be able to get the rest of our body healthy. The webinar I listened to last night through Genova Diagnostics, helped me to understand more fully why this is true. Below is the link if you want to watch the full webinar taught by Dr. Robert Rountree, or feel free to scan my notes below.
The Human Microbiome: It’s Impact on our Lives and Health Dr. Robert Roundtree, M.D.
Gut bacteria affects digestion metabolism, neurology, and immunology.
Up to 500-1000 different species of bacteria in our gut.
30-40 species make up 99 percent of total population
Nose 10 g streptococcus
Mouth 20g streptococcus
Vagina – 20g lactobacillus
Skin 200 grams staph
Gut 1000g- 2-5 lbs of bacteria
The bacteria in our bodies out number own cells 10-1.
We get bacteria from Mom’s vagina,
Breast milk provides bacteria from Mom’s GI tract.
C Section increases Child’s Risk
Type 1 diabetes
Inflammatory bowel disease
Kissing for 10 seconds transfers an average of 80 million bacteria.
Couples who kiss more often have similar microbiota than
Less frequent kissers. Most pronounced in the tongue area.
GI tract- 100 trillion bacteria in gut
Heliopylori doesn’t have to be treated.
Proton pump inhibitors, pump not working right,
Anyone with irritable bowel has overgrowth of bacteria.
Functions of Gut Bacteria
Digestion and energy harvesting
Detoxification /bio transformation (hormones, toxins)
Chemical synthesis: SCFAs, amino acids, neurotransmitters, vitamins
Colonization resistance against pathogens, lines mucosa and prevents toxins from coming in. C.R.A.P.
Systemic immune modulation
Some of my best friends are germs.
Butyrate very helpful- antiflammatory protective properties.
Major Influences on Individual Microbiomes:
Type of birth: vaginal vs C section
Diet: fermented veggies are great! Sugar causes imbalances,
Probiotics and prebiotics
Medications: antibiotics, NSAID
Stress ( emotional, social)
Surgery ( gastric bypass)
Lack of gut species rich in diversity associated with poor health.
Excessive sterile environments, diets low in plant fiber, repeated exposure to antibiotics, aging all decrease microbial diversity.
Hunters have much more microbial diversity than westerners.
Antibiotics: stop the killing of beneficial bacteria. Even one course of antibiotics can cause disruption in the Microbiomes that some never recover from.
We are too clean and blasting out our good bacteria.
Reduced diversity of the intestinal microbes is associated with increased risk of allergic disease at school age. Allergy Clinical Immunology
Reduced bacterial diversity of the infants intestinal flora associated with increased risk of allergic sensitization, allergic rhinitis, and peripheral blood eosinophilia.
Overuse of antibiotics is fueling:
Type 1 diabetes
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
These diseases are going up dramatically.
People staying in ICU had complete ecological gut bacterial collapse.
What causes Dysbiosis ? (where you good bacteria is too low and bad is too high) not in balance
Early colonization birth in hospitals altered exposure to microbes, vaccinations and antibiotics, extreme hygiene
What has Gut Microbiota Disruption Led to:
Allergies and Asthma
Irritable bowel symptoms
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Fatty Liver Disease
Things that help put gut bacteria in gut:
Human Probiotic Infusion-Transplanting an entire ecosystem, good success
Dietary changes- mixture of foods, prebiotics and Probiotics. Dr. Roundtree
“Overuse of antibiotics could be fueling the dramatic increase in conditions such as obesity, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma, which have more than doubled in many populations.” Blaser
My comments: I have taken many, many probiotics in my health journey, and I’ve eaten some fermented veggies, drank Kombucha, ( a fermented beverage) and the last digestive test i had done from Genova Diagnostics, i still had dysbiosis. This webinar alludes to the fact that once the gut flora has been damaged it’s hard to fully recover. I was raised on antibiotics for ear infections, and continued that practice with my son until GOD showed me through the damage i had done taking antibiotics for everything. True to what the doctor shared on the webinar, my son was on antibiotics for ear infections until he was about two, then i started learning about olive oil and garlic, and we just stopped going back to the ENT because he always had fluid even though he had tubes in his ears, and the doctors just kept him on antibiotics. At 4, even though he hadn’t had antibiotics in a couple of years, he developed allergic rhinitis…i remember the first time it happened, we were at the rodeo here in town, and his eyes started itching and nose started running. I wish i had known then what I have learned in the school of very hard knocks. I could write a large book about my health collapse after taking antibiotics after my son was born, and my health was devestated for many years, and I continue to recover.
Thanks for taking time to read this…I truly hope this is helpful.
His Grace Is Sufficient,
I am currently undergoing heavy metal chelation, and frankly, i don’t have a lot left over to write on the blog. I certainly hope to get back on a regular basis posting updates from the health world and encouraging you spiritually but for now you can check me out on Twitter for health information i am learning as well as spiritual encouragement. I also have a FB page if you are interested in friending me. Thanks so much for reading the blog and i’m sorry for not being able to update regularly at this time…GOD bless you! mitzi