Thursday, June 19, 2014

Immune Dysfunction by Judith Lopez

I want to introduce you to my friend Judith Lopez, the author of Immune Dysfunction. For those of you who have never been impacted by immune system health issues, I'd like to say that with the way our country is going it might be only a matter of time. Every year thousands of untested and unregulated toxic chemicals get added to food, water, air, and products without you realizing it. Maybe you are already sick and don't suspect that it could be from toxins. Approximately 65% of the population is currently sick and reactive to toxic molds and chemicals. There are 249,000 types of mold which can make you sick and kill you. Between prevalent mold and toxic chemicals you need to read about Judith's story.

Immune Dysfunction was recommended to me by a world-renown toxicologist when I became acutely ill from three of the top disabling molds in 2001. At first I thought this was a book leading to information about an immune system. But I was not only pleasantly surprised, but inspired, supported, instructed, and renewed by this fabulous book that turned out to be Judith Lopez's personal story of how mold and chemicals impacted her immune system. At the time I didn't know mold toxicity could develop into multiple chemical sensitivity and other environmental illnesses. I had seen five M.D.'s that told me I was their sickest patient but they didn't know what to do for me. My life felt like I hit a brick wall. Then I read Immune Dysfunction cover to cover, staying up all night having lost my home to toxic mold, living in a small rented room, sleeping on hardwood, and not being able to be in the presence of any product, piece of furniture, clothing, or anything else, confused, disoriented, acutely ill, and watched as my life became stripped of everything. It was Judith's book Immune Dysfunction that gave me the first piece of help on the journey I was facing.

If you are sick, you need Immune Dysfunction. If you aren't sick, you need to read about Judith's courage, fortitude, and struggle to survive because the statistics of those with immune dysfunction are increasing, not decreasing. Get Immune Dysfunction and take mold, yeast, and the power of toxic chemicals seriously.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Judith Lopez's book, Immune Dysfunction, email me at and I will pass your order information on to Judith Lopez for your copy of Immune Dysfunction and a personal inscription.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Regret in Grieving

Grief is a complicated emotion. It isn't just feelings of sadness and loss. It involves the mind's ability to process sadness and loss. Regret is one of the stages of the mind in the grief process. It can be regret for the choices of the deceased or regret for the choices of the suffering for all the things that should or could have been. And there is usually a good reason for what might have been that did not happen. What might have been could only have happened if things were different to begin with. We do not normally think "this person might die so I'd better . . ." because we are usually too busy dealing with life in the moment. Families who suffered the loss of loved ones in the 911 tragedy parted in the morning the way they did each morning. No one had a reason to think: I'd better do something different this morning.
This is a difficult part of the grieving process, that is, to wrap the mind around accepting what happened. But who wants to accept such enormous grief? In order to accept what happened means the grieving have to endure another loss: the loss of the chance they could have avoided their grief. Most times, that is clearly not so. When the suffering are caught in the thinking of the maybe ifs, the experience can feel irrational and crazy. Grief in general feels irrational and crazy. Emotions take over and the mind races to make sense of it all. Ironically, the regretting stage of struggling with acceptance of what actually happened is quite rational given the nature of the grieving process.

There will always be the what ifs when we loose someone. Remember: if matters could have been different  they would have been different. Acceptance is one of the stages of Kublor-Ross's five stages of grief. It will happen to anyone grieving. Continue through the process; it is the only way to heal the depth of grief.