Post remove due to “liability” reasons.
Just spoke with GT from Synergy Komboucha, the tea that I believe got me sick. He apologized for my “negative reaction” and wanted me to remove this post on my blog due to “liability reasons.” At first they just wanted me to make a retraction and now it needs to be removed. I took it down.
So this is my free speech about my phone call:
He said it was close to impossible to get Botulism from Komboucha and basically downplayed my illness to a “negative reaction.” Just about any food that is processed and canned or bottled has that potential risk. I went to college for Packaging Science (which we had to study food science), so he’s not talking to the average Joe about it. I can say I was very angry for downplaying what I experienced and what my friend experienced, but I’m sure he had to do that to protect his company. Getting ready to pass out in your own house when no one’s home is big deal. If it just happened to me, I would not necessarily think it was the tea ( I would just be suspicious), but the exact same scenario played out with my friend 5 days earlier. He had bought two drinks at the same time and consumed his right before bed, falling ill about two hours later. I had consumed mine 5 days later, right before bed, I fell ill about 5 hours later. On both days we had home cooked meals (all day long) and nothing else came from a can or bottle. It was veggies, rice and meat (which I prepared). We only fell ill after drinking the teas, both nights, 5 days a part, eating different but all home cooked meals during both of those days. The only thing that ties us together are the drinks, that were both purchased at the exact same time.
Because I didn’t go to the ER and I didn’t have the bottles tested (I got sick on Sunday night and was so ill that I didn’t even realize my trash had gone out on Tuesday…I obviously was not thinking about anything other than being sick and taking care of myself), I don’t have a case. I know that it was obviously a mistake. I don’t hold anyone liable for it. I’m sorry it happened. It could of been a packaging malfunction (which I know all too well about). I’m not like the lady who sued McDonalds for hot coffee! I’m not that pathetic.
But what really gets me is telling me that I need to remove my post about it. I am not supposed to say “for sure” I had Botulism but I will tell you right now I do believe that is what I had. Legally, I should be able to say that.
This blog is for people who are sick with Lyme and I wrote about it because if someone had Lyme and went through what I went through, they WOULD be in the hospital for a while. Everyone knows who reads this blog that I’ve worked very hard on getting myself back from Lyme disease and I am an EXTREMELY healthy person these days. My defenses are high. They also know that I hate hospitals. People get staph in hospitals. People get all kinds of problems going to hospitals. So while they can save your life, I’m not going unless I think I’m going to die really quickly. I had my cell phone ready to call 911, so the severity of the situation was very real. Had I not plunked myself in ice cold water at the last minute and pulled myself out of what was a sure pass out, had that not worked, I would of been in the ER. I know what toxins feel like (neurotoxins). I know what food poisoning feels like. This was one of the worst and scariest food poisoning episodes I’ve ever had.
Someone who is sick cannot afford getting ill like this because it would manifest worse in someone whose immune system is already defenseless. That was the reason I wrote this post in the first place. It’s just a warning to watch what you eat, especially when you’re ill.
You can google Botulism and Komboucha tea and make your own mind up. For me, I WILL NOT BE DRINKING KOMBOUCHA TEA (from any brand) because I don’t know exactly what happened to the two teas that we purchased. I can’t say it was from the formula, from the package, from the delivery, etc. The worst part is, I didn’t really get any answers from Synergy either about what it could of been. Stalemate.
| Sometimes Old Cooties Can Come Back
The reason why I wanted to write about it is because when it comes to Lyme recovery, things that you may have gotten years ago sometimes come into play. My suspicion is that if you’ve traveled to other countries and have gotten food poisoning or even contracted it in this country you may have some of those pathogens still lingering. They are boogers to get rid of.
After a few days from the illness, I was still vomiting every few hours and had a tough time getting anything down. I worked hard on getting apple cider vinegar to stay down to beat back the infection and even drinking lemon juice as it can alkalize the acid from vomiting. The key was to keep drinking because in the days following (up to 10 days to be exact), I was still clearing my stomach…meaning forcing myself to puke when I felt distress in my stomach. Clearing out your stomach is not the nicest thing to talk about however, it’s better to get toxins out than to have them go through your digestive system. Even veterinarians force animals that have been poisoned to puke…usually by giving them hydrogen peroxide and even charcoal to absorb what can’t be vomited out.
| Four Thieves Formula- Used During The Plague
The biggest help thus far was taking Nostradamus’s Four Thieves formula that he used to keep himself from getting Black Death (The Plague). Over the years many people have used the formula to create new formulas to combat pathogens of various natures. Anyone can make the formula as it’s basically a number of highly antimicrobial essential oils dissolved into vinegar.
The “kill” rate of these oils have been studied against the most common bacteria and fungi, including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus haemolticus, Pneumococcus spec., Candida albicans, etc. It’s significant.
I don’t have time to make my own formula as most people don’t. However, there is a great formula out there that I’ve been currently taking and WILL continue to take until the bottle runs dry, which is Potent Protection by woman named Ingrid.
Potent Protection- 4oz
Here are her exact words,
“When first formulating my “Thieves” recipe, I was influenced by Nostradamus and the accounts of his successful treatments of the Plague using rose petals and essential oils. However, I wanted to create something uniquely potent that also tastes good. Having studied essential oils and their antimicrobial properties, I was fairly convinced that many oils are stronger than any other form of medicine but a few oils stand out as “phenomenal” rather than acceptable. Wild oregano oil is one of these. The best quality usually comes from Turkey and a single drop of therapeutic grade oil is often enough, certainly all that is required, for one to three days.
Another fascinating herb is black cumin, usually sourced from Egypt or grown to specifications in another region but using Egyptian standards to obtain the highest possible medicinal value. Black cumin was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen and was touted by Discord’s as well as the Prophet Mohammed. It’s a very good stomachic and carminative, but when combined with garlic, it is believed to have a significant immune action that restores harmony.
So, while the journey started in France and the northern shores of the Mediterranean, it quickly took me around the entire Sea. Moreover, having recently returned from Europe where I had seen blood parasites in nearly every patient as well as the staff of the clinics, I felt compelled to use some antiparasitic herbs, not the two artemisias in Dr. Valnet’s formula but rather two more common herbs that have their own stories: black walnut and Artemisia annua or Sweet Annie. In Germany and France, I had found a number of artisan-type herbal beverages made with black walnut and was pleased with the taste and usefulness. Where Artemisia annua is concerned, there are traditional uses in China as well as some recent studies pointing to its value in relieving certain types of cancer. Basically, Artemisia annua is the most famous antimalarial herb in the world, but malaria is probably only one of many diseases spread by insect bites. There is certainly nothing to suggest that the herb might not be helpful with other conditions having a similar mode of infection.
Over the three years that I was pulling together this formula, I collected over 300 pages of documentation on the herbs used, but I still wanted to make the formula go to work quickly and for people to be able to hold it down well. For this reason, spices were added. The process used is proprietary and believe me, it’s a bit more complicated than the recipes I have included in this little pdf, but my lab has sourced the ingredients and made it to my specifications so you don’t have to join a camel caravan to find your own herbs.”
Ingrid is one of those women who studies in lots of areas and is fascinated by everything. Her real love is essential oils.
Try Potent Protection Here
The formula should do wonders for anyone WITH or WITHOUT food poisoning. In fact, since the oils used in her formula are so potent, I suggest making this part of everyone’s Lyme recovery, because as we all know, when addressing chronic conditions of Lyme, there is a lot to treat that is hiding under the surface. Whether it’s been tested for or not, it’s there!
As for me, I’m going to finish up the bottle (all 4 oz, which is a lot to go through) and then evaluate my condition in about a month as I continue to train and race. So far, I’m doing just fine now.
The following video is something I stumbled upon and believe to be valuable for most people who are looking to improve their energy. The reason why I like the video is because I did the first two exercises and noticed an immediate difference. I actually know about these points to tap on, but like all things, after a while, you forget doing them! So check out the video below and get started on it! It’s super easy. Donna is a very perky lady. I bet you can’t watch without at least smiling.
|Past Newsletters To Revisit
Lyme Coaching http://dietickdie.com/lyme-disease-coaching-do-you-need-it/
Beating Lyme Inflammation http://dietickdie.com/lyme-disease-recovery-success/
Get Your Blood To Fight Back! http://dietickdie.com/lyme-disease-beta-glucan/
See Ya Later, Tick Slayer!