- Recurrent Malaria – Anybody?
- Natural Health Warning – Sucralose
- ARTICLE – “Detoxification”
- GREAT RECIPE – Raw Beet Salad
Welcome to all our new ZapTimes subscribers. It is great to see people become more interested in natural health. We want to learn as much as possible and love to share with you tips and things we’ve learned.
We have been doing a field study of malaria and have found that the Auto-Zap zapper has effectively controlled malaria in certain areas of the world. We would like to hear from anyone with recurring malaria who would like try the zapper. Write to us here.
Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease transmitted through the female Anopheles mosquito, occurring mostly in tropical regions of the world (Africa, New Guinea, Haiti, India, Central and South America). However, “airport malaria” is now becoming a problem in other areas of the world as infected people travel the world. Some of the drugs used to treat malaria are quinine sulfate, Malarone and Mefloquine. Strains of malaria that have traditionally responded to certain drugs are now becoming drug-resistant, even as mosquitoes have become resistant to the insecticides used against them. Thus the problem is increasing despite technological advances.
Malaria causes at least 300 million cases of acute illness each year, and is the leading cause of deaths in young children. About 700,000 children die of malaria each year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. (WHO Information Fact Sheet No 178) Also, malaria costs Africa more than US$12 billion annually. (Roll Back Malaria website).
It hurts us to see this great tragedy, and we want to document how the Auto-Zap handles any kind of malaria, anywhere in the world. If any of you have used the zapper successfully for malaria, please get in touch with us.
We get hundreds of phone calls, and many people ask the same questions. Here is a popular question:
Q – Why don’t you supply wristbands instead of handholds?
A – Because they do NOT work. We tested them five years ago and found them inadequate, and the latest versions are no better.
There are three problems with wristbands:
- Inadequate contact area: they contact best at the outer and inner edges of the wrist, not on the flat top and bottom areas. Handholds and footpads give much larger contact area.
- Inadequate contact pressure: the straps cannot press hard enough to firmly contact the top and bottom of the wrist, or they would cut off circulation to the hand.
- Inadequate moisture to ensure good contact: it is very difficult to keep the wrist band contact area moist for the duration of the zapping session. Dr. Clark recommends placing layers of damp paper towel between skin and contact surfaces. The towel acts to retain moisture and to prevent ions from being driven into the skin. This is very inconvenient to do with wristbands.
By the way, if you decide to buy a wristband unit, be aware that most cannot connect to handholds or footpads if you want to try them. Their wires end in snap fasteners instead of alligator clips.
Read the Labels – “Sugar Free”
We never buy anything without reading the label. Recently I picked up some nice looking strawberry jam and on the label it said “No Sugar”, so I went to the ingredient list and saw “sucralose” there. I went to another store and saw the cranberry juice, which also had “No Sugar” on the label. There it was again – “sucralose”. We knew about the dangers of aspartame, but this was something different.
We went home and began our search and here’s what we came up with. The Sucralose Information Toxicity Center says:
- Pre-approval test indicated potential toxicity of sucralose.
- There are no *independent* controlled human studies on sucralose (similar to 15 years ago for aspartame).
- There are no long-term (12-24 months) human studies of effects of sucralose.
- There is no monitoring of health effects. It took government agencies decades to agree that there were countless thousands of deaths from tobacco. Why? Simply because there had been no monitoring or epidemiological studies. Without such monitoring and studies, huge effects can easily go unnoticed
People who have any interest in their health should stay away from highly toxic sweeteners like Aspartame and other risky sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda), and acesulfame-k (Sunette, Sweet & Safe, Sweet One). http://www.holisticmed.com/splenda/
We checked with Dr. Mercola and found that research in animals has shown that sucralose can cause many problems in rats, mice, and rabbits such as:
- Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage)
- Enlarged liver and kidneys.
- Atrophy of lymph follicles in the spleen and thymus
- Reduced growth rate
- Decreased red blood cell count
- Hyperplasia (abnormal enlargement) of the pelvis
- Extension of the pregnancy period
- Aborted pregnancy
- Decreased fetal body weights and placental weights
Sucralose is basically chlorinated sugar, and is found in many diet drinks, puddings, baked and packaged goods. Sucralose is still not approved for use in most European countries and is under review.
We recommend natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, fruit juice or stevia as sweeteners if you really need them.
We talk to many sick people who get on the zapper, make a diet change, and start on Barleygreen. Sometimes they begin to feel worse, or their symptoms change, and they wonder what is going on. This article (from AIM, the Barleygreen company) helps to explain what is going on in the body when we detoxify.
“Nobody gets better in less than three months, and then add one month for each year you have been sick.”
– Teresa Schumacher (author of “Cleansing the Colon for a Healthier and Happier You”)
This helps us to realize that healing is a process, and it takes time.
What is detoxification?
Detoxification is the term used to describe the process your body goes through to get rid of toxins. Detoxification symptoms – both physical and mental – may appear when you alter your lifestyle by starting something new, such as changing your diet or exercising, or by discontinuing a current habit, such as eating chocolate or drinking coffee. These symptoms include headache, diarrhea, skin eruptions (rash), clogged sinus and fever, as well as feeling run down and irritable. These symptoms may be of short duration and slight irritation, or they could last longer and cause you considerable discomfort.
Because these symptoms are the same as those that show up in certain illnesses, changing your diet or lifestyle can result in misunderstanding: If I am doing something that is supposed to be good for me, why do I have these symptoms? Why do I feel worse, and not better? Understanding this apparent contradiction is perhaps the first, and most important, hurdle you must get over when making a dietary or lifestyle change.
Some Possible Detoxification Symptoms:
- Clogged sinus
- Flu symptoms
- Cold symptoms
- Skin rash
- Stomach ache
If you consider this contradiction carefully, however, it is easy to understand. Think of how you might have experienced this on a short-term basis. If you do not get regular exercise and then play some softball with your kids, the next day you might feel bad – tired with sore muscles. This is your body reacting to something that is not used to doing. You can see the same thing when you stop a regular activity; if you are a soda drinker and stop drinking soda for a while, you may notice that you have less energy and you may even have a headache. When you change your diet or lifestyle, your body reacts to the change.
Why does this happen?
As we live, toxins accumulate in our bodies. Some of these are due to our diet and others are due to our environment. Of course, our lifestyle also fits in – if you smoke or use alcohol you are accumulating even more toxins.
When you make a change in diet or lifestyle, through stopping a bad habit or eating better, your cells begin to eliminate the toxic substances. On their way out, however, the toxins are released into the bloodstream and carried through the circulatory system.
This transportation and elimination may result in headache, diarrhea, or constipation, and often toxins are eliminated through the skin, resulting in rashes or skin problems. You may also feel a lack of energy, especially if you are eliminating meats from your diet. (The protein found in meat is more stimulating than that found in vegetables.) You may also find that, with the absence of toxins, you absorb substances more easily. Thus, the sugar and caffeine in a soda might really set you off.
In a nutshell, we could say that the body always goes for quality, and when the food coming in is of higher quality than the present tissue, the body will discard the present tissue because it wants to make room for tissue created by the higher-quality food.
How severe are the symptoms and how long do they last?
How long the symptoms last and how severe they are depend on your lifestyle before making a change and how quickly you make a change. If you have a diet heavy in red meats, for example, and become a vegetarian overnight, you might have severe symptoms for a time. If your lifestyle changes are gradual, the symptoms could be less severe.
The duration of the symptoms might not be linear; there is a greater chance that they will come in cycles. At first you may feel great and then experience some detoxification symptoms. After the initial toxins are flooded out, you will feel good again, if not better. However, as the body “goes deeper” and finds more toxins to eliminate; the symptoms may reappear again, and after more toxins are eliminated, you will feel better yet. As things progress, you will find that the periods of symptoms are shorter and the periods of wellbeing greater.
What can I do during this period?
The most important thing to do can be summed up in one word:
Rest. The hardest thing for many people to do is accept that they are not sick and realize that the body is cleansing itself. Once you get beyond this psychological barrier, the rest is easy.
Rest, and let the body do what it needs to. If you have the luxury of staying home, do so! If not, cut back on social engagements and perhaps even cut back on exercise. Give your body as much energy as possible to do its job. Eat light foods that are easy to digest – consume raw fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water.
Raw Beet Salad
This recipe is one of Arthur’s favorites. It tastes great, but beyond that, it has great health benefits. Beets contain phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium, as well as fiber, vitamins A and C, niacin, folic acid, and biotin. Remember that nutrients found in food the way God made it are far superior to vitamin pills, because they are found in an organic form, a perfect set of nutrients that combine to make cell-building material! If you sat down to dinner with us, I would serve you this salad.
2 medium sized raw beets – peeled and grated fine
2 apples – grated medium
1/4 purple or sweet onion – grated medium
1/2 lemon squeezed over and mixed in.
Have a wonderful day!
Arthur and Lyn Doerksen
“Beloved, I desire above all things that you may prosper and be in health, as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2