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Scientific Method

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I was talking to one of the people I know who has a coil machine and is using it to treat his own Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. He said something to me which made me remember that I’m treating this whole process as an experiment. He told me to “play with it.” Then I remembered my training as a scientist (MS in Chemistry from Yale, thank you very much!) and the first, and possibly most important, step is to make observations: try things out, see what happens, change one variable at a time, and eventually generate a hypothesis. I wanted to skip that step and go for a hypothesis to test.

So today, I tried coiling my hands. I coiled for Bartonella for one minute on the right hand and Babesia for one minute on the left hand. I’ve read that sometimes hand and foot pain can be a Bartonella flare. I’ve heard that carpel tunnel type pain in the hands and wrists can be Babesia. So I tried. My left hand felt better a few minutes after I coiled. Now, hours later, my right hand feels a little less painful. I’m going to sleep on it, try again tomorrow, then decide what I think.

I coiled again today for candida. It doesn’t produce anything noticeable beyond a mild pressure in my chest near my heart. I remembered again, finally, that taking extra magnesium can help with heart regulation. So that’s what I did. It’s a bit better.

Meanwhile, the full throttle detoxing paid off. Instead of waking up feeling like I got hit by a truck, it felt more like a collision with a motorcycle–still painful but not unbearable. It’s all the same stuff: headache, pain in my joints, especially my hands and feet, pain in my ears, low back pain, even a pain in the neck! There’s also this feeling like I’m on the verge of a cold, I’m stuffy and my throat almost hurts, but not quite. I’m tired, but I can still move.

I love cabbage. It’s like a mild colonic in its effect. I saute 1/4 of a head with ghee, dried dill, hing (get it at an Indian grocery store and add it when cooking cabbage family vegetables to prevent digestive gas) and sea salt. Eat right away, this stuff doesn’t taste good as a leftover. Anyway, it’s very tasty, especially with fresh cabbage, and it cleans everything out. I can feel the difference. I had another 1/4 of a head today.

I’m still in detox mode. So I took another hot bath, drank kombucha and continued the homeopathic drops. The one for my spleen tastes like weak tea. The one for my lymphatic system tastes like Bazooka bubble gum (flash back to 1983). Very strange.  Then there is the gallon of water…

With all the body care, my day runs away so quickly. I read that on average Americans watch 36 hours of TV a week. Even though I’m not working, I still haven’t managed to watch this week’s episode of Castle (or anything else) since I finished Crazy Sexy Cancer on Monday. How do they do that?

(Later today) I coiled for one minute on my abdomen for Bartonella. The immediate reaction is chest tightness/pounding heart…but I feel a headache coming on the right side of the top of my head. I hope it doesn’t prevent me from going to sleep.

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