Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pain can be relieved the natural way without chemical drugs.

The powerful pharmaceutical companies are pressuring governments around the world to legislate to prohibit selling alternative medicine. The main reason for this is quite obvious - to make more money and eliminate their opposition. I remember when I grew up, apart from headache tablets and penicillin there was never such a myriad of pharmaceuticals around or known to us, as is the case today. Yet we very seldom had to see a doctor, and all the minor ills were always easily fixed with known alternative home remedies passed on from generations to respective mums.
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I feel compelled to tell you a story about how alternative medicine helped my wife to overcome excruciating arthritic pain, which modern medicine was unable to do. Any person who is suffering from pain should read about this non chemical pain relief.
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To make a long story short, my wife, Karola, suffered from extreme arthritic joint pain, Panadeine and Panadol did not reduce the pain and the doctor prescribed “Panadol Osteo,” but this didn’t help her either.

Eventually Karola was put on the drug “Prednisolone”
starting with 10 mg, which eliminated the pain, within a very short time. However, this gave her a lot of unpleasant side effects, including big black and blue spots on her arms and her face puffed up, just to mention a couple. She didn’t mind the latter so much as she jokingly said: “I lost my wrinkles.” This drug can also cause problems for the kidneys. After a lengthy time on this drug she was determined to slowly wean herself off it, under the doctor’s supervision.

Every week she took one milligram less and after several months she was off it.
What the doctor and Karola hopped was that her body would attune to this and she could stay off this drug and remain pain free.  Unfortunately, after about one month the severe pain was back again. She couldn’t lift her arms, turn her wrists, needed help with dressing/undressing and was in absolute agony and becoming despondent.

Her own doctor was away and the doctor she saw wouldn’t give here the go ahead to go back on Prednisolone.  He told her to have blood tests and to see him in a week’s time and he would then decide on what to do to alleviate the pain.

However this was too long a time to be in absolute agony.
It was terrible for me to see her suffering so much pain and I went on the internet looking for alternative pain killers. I found that Turmeric was an excellent one.

Read more about turmeric  and its extract
curcumin. Link one. Link two.I went to the health food store, which had turmeric capsules in stock. However, when I told them what medication Karola was taking they were not sure if these capsules would interfere with her medication. They even rang the company who produced these capsules, but they were very reluctant to say that she could take them and suggested we see our chemist. So, I went to the chemist and was greeted by Karen, the assistant of the Smithfield Pharmacy, whom we have known for a long time. I told her about the situation and that I read that turmeric was a good pain killer. Karola had reached the stage when she was going to try anything to alleviate her extreme pain.

Karen, showed me the same turmeric capsules as the health food store, but I said,
“Karen, I just came here to check out if Karola can take these capsules and if they do not interfere with her medication.” Karen said: “We will check it out, but I also suffer from some arthritic pain in my hands and I take those pain relief capsules, and they help me.  She showed me a packet with capsules, which are an extract from turmeric, called curcumin. She said that this is much stronger than the turmeric capsules. All that is written on the packed is “Pain Relief” ‘Herbal Pain Relief. Specifically Formulated with Gut Friendly Herbs.’ This product is produced by the Queensland company called: “Ethical Nutrients.”
Karen told me that Karola should take two capsules three times a day for two days and then just one capsule in the morning and one in the evening. To my utter surprise, Karola said after only taking the first two capsules, “I think my pain is easing.” I thought that it might be wishful thinking on her part, but it was true, she felt an easing of the pain. After less than two days of taking these capsules her pain was gone.

So Karola cancelled the doctor’s appointment, saying: “I’ll wait till my doctor is back. When we saw our doctor to find out the result of the blood test and Karola told him what happened and that she was pain free he was gobsmacked and would not believe it. I piped in: “You are of course married to the pharmaceuticals and don’t consider alternative medicine.” He asked Karola several times, “Are you sure these capsules took your pain away? Karola said: Do you think I would lie to you and say that I have no pain? Anyway, in the end he was convinced, put it all into the computer and said: I might try these capsules myself.

I wrote a testimony to Ethical Nutrients on behalf of Karola, telling them this story and thanking them for producing such a marvellous natural pain reliever that produces no side effects.

The moral of this story. We are taking it for granted that doctors prescribe drugs for illness and pain, many of them producing unpleasant side effects. There are alternatives; as you can see in this story. We just have to look for them, and we will find that in many cases we are better off with them. - Werner
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My thought for today. - Werner
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Joshua J. Marine
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Monday, February 4, 2013

Cairns will be Fluoride Free, common sense prevailed.

The Cairns Report – a week to remember.
I hope that I have never to write the word “fluoride” or even utter it again, it is now  "like a dead duck in the water,” and an end of a long battle. Congratulations to the mayor and nine councillors of  the Cairns Regional Council, North Queensland Australia, who saw fit to stop this insidious practise; they deserve a well earned pat on their collective backs.– Werner

On Wednesday morning the 30th of January 2013, Merilyn Haines (
President Queenslanders for Safe Water , Air and Food  Inc.) rang me and told me that the Cairns Regional Council is voting on water fluoridation and that I should go there. I didn’t know that this particular meeting was on and, although I already knew the outcome by talking to the councillors in the preceding weeks, I decided to go. When I arrived there, I was told that the meeting started earlier and is in progress and in its dying moments. I was able to witness the voting, and enjoyed clapping when the result was announced. For me, that was like a dream come true, I never thought that this would ever be possible. Cr. Linda Cooper and Cr. Jessie Richardson came to me, we shook hands and I congratulated them on their decision. Then the meeting was closed and we had to leave the chamber.

The Councillors who voted to stop this insidious practise deserve a feather in their collective hats. This was a courageous decision, especially since we have the pro fluoride Cairns Post, the pro fluoride radio host John Mackenzie of radio 4CA, pro fluoride TV channel 7 and of course the biased dentists with “blinkers.”  The latter of course are still grateful to Anna Bligh for paying the Queensland branch of the Australian Dental Association $220.00.00 for being compliant and supporting it.

Here is what a Smithfield  dentist said to her client, Esther Czedik, from Holloways Beach (Cairns) I quote: “Fluoride only helps young kids and has no effect on adult teeth - those kids who come for regular check ups to see him don't need fluoride anyway because they do take care of their teeth - The problem is purely the SUGAR. - Those who don't eat / drink much sugar, they have healthy teeth and don't need any additional fluoride. Unquote. 

Esther also suffers from thyroid problems from ingesting fluoridated water. Esther will be more than happy that Cairns water will be free from silicofluoride.

t he former Queensland premier said that to implement fluoridation will cost $39 million, by the time she was kicked out of office the cost had skyrocketed to $113 million. What a flagrant waste of public money for something that was known not to work.  Drink tea it is  cheaper than silicofluoride and healthier.

As soon as I stepped outside the Council Chamber the Channel 7 TV crew approached me for an interview. I answered all the reporter’s questions and told them why I was against fluoridation. I especially stressed that this is a man-made toxic poison from the Chinese fertiliser and aluminium industries,  and that we dispose of it through our drinking water system, yet the Chinese prohibit water fluoridation because of their health concerns.

After they were finished with me, they asked Bill Kilvert, North Queensland coordinator for
Queenslanders for Safe Water , Air and Food  Inc.) to talk to them. Bill said: “Werner said all that needed to be said.” But they insisted on interviewing him.

At the 6 o’clock news
they showed a picture of me with my name and all I said was: “It is a man made poison and should not be disposed through our water system."  Bill didn't make it to the TV screen. It showed which side they are on. Then I was bailed up by Daniel Strudwick from the Cairns Post and we had a lengthy talk and he recorded all of it. The next day, in his lengthy article nothing was mentioned of what I said, but he published mainly what the proponents of fluoride said.  Of course, we all know that the job of the editor is to separate the hay from the chaff and then publish the chaff.

On the way home I listened to radio 4CA on the car radio.
There John Mackenzie and the member of parliament for Cairns, Gavin King were lamenting the decision of the Council, I was shocked and so were many other people as I learnt later, one of them was a prominent Cairns Chemist. They were absolutely astounded that those two were pro fluoride.

I was gobsmacked to hear a dentist ramble on and on about this dreadful decision, he stopped short of saying the sky will fall down and all the teeth of the young people will fall out. (The latter don’t drink water) But when he said that fluoride is not a poison (he didn’t say silicofluoride), but a natural compound, I said OMG, what an absolute dill. I thought, he doesn't know what he is talking about.  However, he wasn’t alone in not knowing what he was talking about; Gavin King MP and John Mackenzie were in the same league and singing from the same song sheet.

I was anxious to go home and get on the radio to debunk some of the rubbish King and Mackenzie was spruiking.
Well, I got on the radio alright and most of you happen to know what happened after a short while – I was cut off, those two uninformed creatures didn’t like to hear the truth.

I was inundated with congratulatory e-mails and phone calls for tenaciously fighting this insidious practice undemocratically imposed on us. But I was not alone fighting this and I didn’t do it for getting accolades, I was fighting it because it was wrong and undemocratically imposed on us without any consultation. And, I also know a lot of people who suffer health problems by ingesting fluoride, but the fluoride proponents didn’t care one iota about those people – I can only say: shame on you and that is an understatement.

I can list many reasons why my wife and I opposed water fluoridation, but I will only state here one of the reasons.

My wife’s marrow doesn’t produce new blood, so my wife needs to have blood transfusions (BT) every three weeks.  BT accumulates iron in the body, which the body cannot remove. Too much iron in the body is fatal. So, she has to take a chemical to remove the iron, but this harsh chemical has bad side effects, but I will not bother you with those. However, this chemical causes havoc with her kidneys and doctors have told her to avoid fluoridated water. Perhaps you can see more clearly our side of it, why we should not be forced to drink fluoridated water or buy a reverse osmosis filter and waste 4 litres of water for every litre of fluoride free water is produced. In short it is just a waste of money all round. But as I said before those fluoride proponents do not care about people suffering health problems by ingesting this toxic poison from china and dispose it for them through our drinking water.*

The Tasmanian statistics alone should tell the fluoride proponents that water
fluoridation doesn't work. I quote: “Despite over sixty years of water fluoridation, Tasmania has the highest level of permanent tooth decay” (Australia Institute of Health and Welfare, 2007.) and the highest percentage of edentulous adults of the nation. (Anglicare Tasmania 2003. Unquote.
The countless people who rang me or e-mailed me were absolutely shocked and disgusted with Mackenzie and King and there were a few I know as members of the LNP who said that if  D.J. Hunt of the Katter Australia Party will stand for the seat of Cairns at the next election, they will vote for him. It is a well-known fact that D.J. is vehemently opposed to water fluoridation. But many also would want Mackenzie to go and be replaced with Greg Cary who filled in for Mackenzie while he was on holiday and according to them did a better job and never showed bias.

I wonder how Gavin King can reconcile with Michael Trout and the Barron River Branch of the LNP - they are absolutely opposed to water fluoridation.

There is of course a big difference between Michael Trout and Gavin King, Michael is willing to listen and learn, Gavin King thinks he knows everything.

I remember well the day when Michael was door knocking in Yorkeys Knob before the election and dropped in for a drink and a chat.

Our eldest daughter Sonja Hardy and husband Bob were here on a visit. Sonja and I told Michael to fight to stop water fluoridation if he gets elected and we informed him of the evils and ineffectiveness of water fluoridation and why most European countries don’t fluoridate their drinking water.

We talked for more than an hour; Michael asked questions and was listening intensely to what we had to say. Before Michael left he said to us: “I want to be honest with you. I knew absolutely nothing about fluoride, but now I do and I will certainly fight for the abolition, if elected. The rest is history. Now this is the difference between an aspiring politician who is willing to listen and learn, compared to the ones who know everything, and don’t want to listen to reputable scientists and expert in the field of chemistry and toxicology - to find the truth.

One of the Cairns Regional councillors had a long phone conversation with me and told me that he studied and read everything about fluoride for many years and he said: “It’s a toxic poison and should not be in our drinking water, its not cost-effective and, only less than 2% of water is consumed and rest goes down the drain – I want it stopped.”

Finally I got to mention that our daughter, Sonja Hardy, retired High School teacher, was recognised in state parliament by John Grant MP the member for Springwood, her member of parliament. I quote:

"With respect to the amendments, I cannot allow this opportunity to pass without quickly putting on the record for the benefit of those involved, especially those who have lobbied me heavily in my electorate, some of the strong thoughts that I have. I mention in particular Sonja Hardy from the Springwood electorate and all the lobbying that she has done on the issue of choice with regard to fluoridation. I would like to mention and put on record my appreciation of Jason Woodforth MP Michael Trout MP, Rosemary Menkens MP and Steve Bennett MP for the work that they have done in working within the party to raise this issue of choice. After all, the people simply want choice rather than copping sweep mass compulsory medication. Unquote.

We need more politicians like the above mentioned who are willing to listen to their constituents, and are willing to get informed on issues they know little about, and most of all; we don’t want puppets on a string. And, Gavin King, make hay while the sun shines, from the feedback I’m getting, you will not be the member for Cairns after the next election. We supported Gavin King through the Cairns Post when he was attacked before the election, I sent him fluoride information, I know now that he has never read them – he has disappeared from our radar.

My thought for today: You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink – but you can fluoridate their water. - Werner
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