I was in perfect health, ... or so I thought. I had a dream career with Kraft Foods in Sales Management, lived with my husband in a log home in Ariel Wa, on acreage and was 31 years old. My dad and his wife came to visit and he taught me how to make homemade soap. Well, I didn't start off small. I began Sunnybrook Soap Co as a hobby and started off with about 2000 bars of goatmilk soap. It was about 3 months after diving into making soap, that I started having problems with memory. I couldn't remember where I lived and how to get home or the trip I took to San Francisco for business, and I realized I had a problem when someone asked me where I got married. I couldn't remember which state or even the wedding. It happened so fast along with the growing feeling of fatigue till I just couldn't get out of bed. Needless to say I went on disability... for 3 long years. I lost the career with Kraft, my log home, my car and we went to live in a 1970 single wide trailer (free rent). Now I would like to describe that place so that those who are in financial difficulty due to illness will believe me when I say, “Ive been there”! The trailer had no heat and had holes in the floor so you could look down and see dirt (we patched them up). Light bulbs hung from the 7 ft ceiling on wires and we cut 3 inches off the canopy bed to make it fit. It was the only piece of furniture I took with me from the sale of our house. It was a gutted trailer with no kitchen. I mean, no cabinets, appliances, counter or sink. We washed our dishes in the tub we took a bath in and the nobs to turn the water on were wrenches. There was no steps into the trailer and no grass on that hillside we lived on. One night we came home to the roof being blown completely off the trailer and laying upside down in the yard. The owner had used only 12 nails to keep it down. . We lived in that place for a year to save the money along with the sale of the house so I could get Hyperbaric Medicine which I heard would heal the brain. I of course like most others desperate to get well, used up our great credit to see the best doctors and so I bounced around to one doctor after another finally ending up at Dr Ken Stoller in Sante Fe, NM and then in the above pictured hyperbaric chamber in Canada and then Dr Dietricht Klinghardt, MD's office for two years. Of the brilliant doctors I saw, none asked what I had been doing or exposed to that brought me to this point where you could take your hand and run in in front of my face and no response. They depended on their tests. I felt like years later they were treating the tests and not the patient. Although I have the highest respect and esteem for them, they didn't lead me to being well because they didn't find the cause of my illness. Each one of those brilliant doctors did things that really helped me and I thank them tremendously for their care, but they missed the most important part. None of them addressed the gut with me. All went for the "brain infection" and who could blame them. It was so glaring. I had no constipation, no gas and bloating, no "gut issues" to report. It all seemed neurological. Well, it was neurological, but the place to start was not the brain. At that time, you could ask me, "Rebecca, where do you want to go for lunch?" and I would respond, "Rebecca where do you want to go to lunch" but kinda monotone. I looked ok, but it was like the lights were on but no one was home... It was not until many years later after becoming a colon hydrotherapist and growing in my knowledge of detox and the gut brain combination that I pieced it all together. Back then who knew? Who was warning anyone of the dangers of sniffing synthetic fragrances that I bought in 32 oz bottles from a soap supplier and sniffed to make a 20 scent line of soap? None of the bottles came with warning labels like glue does. Everyone knew not to sniff glue, but this was for making homemade soap so "it had to be ok". I didn't give it any thought. I used a serious mask for working with the lye, just not the concentrated fragrances. And you just didn't make the connection. No one did. But I tell you, what I was sniffing was far more harmful than if I had sniffed glue and I paid quite a price for it. To make matters worse, it wasn't just the sniffing directly from the bottle that made me sick, bottle after bottle until I picked the right scents to make a line out of. It was also the off gassing of 2000 bars of soap in the house that I worked all day in that kept me sick. The chemical damage to the brain was quit substantial. To this day I don't remember my wedding, or vacations, or many many things from prior to about age 34. But, I can now remember the photos of them really well and I thank God for the brain healing.
What started the healing was improving the "Gut Biome". Now I got great hyperbaric oxygen treatments, but not the right dose. Even if I had been given the low pressure HBOT like what we offer, it would not have worked because of the die off not being treated. But I will get to that in a moment. What started the healing process in my body was improving the “gut biome”. Back then it was not called "Gut BIome". No one was talking about the gut lining, about GALT or about probiotics. The great physicians from the early 1900's referred to it simply as the terrain. I stumbled on 4 amazing books: Kellogg's classic, The Itinerary of a Breakfast, Michael Gershon, MD's book, (which the title says it all), "Your Colon, The Second Brain", Dr Bernard Jensen's book, Tissue Cleansing through Bowel Management and Jordan Rubins book, Patient, Heal Thyself. Those four books sent me in the right direction. It was the later that made the biggest difference. Specifically, the understanding of probiotics and the gut which gave the fastest improvement. I had done everything else, from amalgam removal with chelation, super clean diet, did colonics, sauna, thousands of dollars of "the best supplements tested for my body", tons of IV protocols including colloidal silver hydrogen peroxide, and the PK protocol for 18 months, and then underwent the incredible Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments (40 sessions). I had no surgeries, no implants, and no history of exposures that would lead you to think chemical toxicity. Very few doctors then were connecting chemical toxicity with opening the door for microbes to get into the brain. But the understanding of the gut brain connection and healing the gut with a very specific form of probiotic was what turned my health around. Now I don't think it would have worked if I had not done some of the other things listed above, because healing is about lifestyle and not a magic potion pill or lotion, but the turning point was very definite with detox and focusing not on killing microbes, bio-film, and all the current Lyme Slang, but the sole focus became healing the terrain and gut restoration beginning with detox and true nourishment of the whole body. It was a mental shift and approach change from focusing on killing bugs to healing the terrain or as they now promote as if they discovered it, the Gut Biome. I have ENORMOUS respect and appreciation to Dr Bernard Jensen, Dr Max Gerson, and all the incredible pioneering doctors who declared the absolute necessity of cleansing the colon against the established medical doctors and AMA of their day. Sadly, the medical establishment is entering into the naturopathic realm as if they were the ones to always promote it. The allopathic approach has crept into the Naturopathic Schools and now it is hard now to tell the difference between an allopathic physician and a naturopathic physician.
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So why did I FIRST enter the field of Cleansing and Detox and not into the field of Hyperbaric 15 years ago? Well back then the knowledge around Hyperbaric was not like it is now. The chamber I went into was a high pressure chamber (pictured at the top) and there was no place in that field if you were not an MD or worked under one. And there was not the awareness and case studies like today with the Mild Hyperbaric Chambers that don't require MD status to work with. Basically, to answer the original question of Why Cleansing? I was led into the field of Colon Hydrotherapy by the Creator and through a series of unfortunate events. Although I had colonics in Portland, I was not impressed with the procedure, the care levels or the results. And I figured they were all like that. I was trying to get into Nursing School and figured I would throw out 80% of what I learned but it would give me a license so I could help people. I have a Florence Nightengale syndrome and after overcoming an illness that most don't, I wanted to make a difference in the world, one person at a time. So I said "yes" to helping a 42 year old man who was dying of a stomach tumer and had 10 kids from 9 months old to 18 years old. This man did not speak english and due to lack of communication was basically sent home to die where he should have received medical care. I spent 26 days with their family helping in what little I knew with juicing, enemas and natural ways. He could not move his bowels, and I could not find a colon therapist to take him to. It was a simple as that. There was a need for help and I had a need to help people. Since I could not get into nursing school for the 3 year wait at that time, the door opened to help people through colonics. God provided all the money, a place to do the colonics in, and most important, the best training ever. I had no idea when I signed up for certification, that I would get the absolute best training in the field from Chuck Ankeney for ozone and Dr Russel Kolbo ND for my certifications up through Instructor. I also trained with Maria Elaina St John who had a colonic practice primarily with very sick people. Instead of learning colonics on other students like most colonic training teaches upon, I learned on people with cancer, AIDS, MS, Parkinsons and other diseases. 15 years later, 20,000 sessions later, here I am, putting all that experience into a wellness center to help people in a deeper and more continuous approach.
But cleansing and detox were just the beginning. It truly takes a synergistic approach for healing that includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, infrared sauna, nutrition, and body work. All of which we learned over the years from excellent training and bring to you at Taos Hyperbaric and Wellness Center. You see, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not a one size fits all. Some conditions have the best results with high pressure HBOT and others with low pressure HBOT (mHBOT) and HBOT / mHBOT should given accordingly. Then there is the need for Detox with certain conditions such as was my case. But detox / cleansing is not needed in all cases like with HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS or recovering from ski or car accident. How do you know? Give us a call. We have years of experience helping people with a myriad of conditions using HBOT and can also suggest studies, books and great resources to help you with your decision.
Chris's story was similar in that he also got very sick. Chris and I started working together at our Colon Care, LLC clinic. He handled the business and I took care of people. Pretty much the same way today except since then, he has become trained and experienced with giving Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. But in 2011, he got really sick. He spent the day on the couch, and the night, and could not walk up the stairs. His color changed also. 7 private doctors and the VA hospital could not figure it out. Finally a doctor in Colorodo looked at Chris's blood work and exclaimed "give that man a steak". His HDL cholesterol was and still is, incredibly low. The problem was at the time, he ate a lot of steak and eggs. So we knew that was not the answer. Every doctor we went to emphatically told us his cholesterol was great. It was 29. I would tell the Doctor "zero is death" and they would tell me something like, "I knew nothing about medicine" and I would say, where did you get your medical degree? That did not go well. Chris was getting worse.
Forks Over Knives was becoming a really popular documentary and upon watching it he decided to go Plant Based. Did not help. Couldn't but we continued on it to this day. After I dug into Chris's history, (because here is a huge thing you should know, the doctors will not dig for you), it turns out Chris was in an experimental vaccination program in the military in 1991. He was one of 600,000 military members given the experimental Anthrax Vaccine that was rushed to market with a new adjunct that had never been tested on humans. The military were the test. Four congressional hearings disclosed that the 250,000 military members who were sick or died from what was being called Gulf War Syndrome, were actually suffering from the Anthrax Vaccine. Poor Chris was one of them. It caused his liver to stop producing HDL which is required for life. That vaccine takes 5-15 years to fully do its damage. It was a ticking time bomb. My strong healthy man who could eat anything, suddenly became very weak and sensitive to every food he ate. He broke out in hives that were like blisters but they would not heal and were incredibly painful and kept him up all night. His experience reminded us of what Job went through. Chris never complained. In researching, which I did, (not the doctors), I found Sonic Cholesterol, a medical grade cholesterol that is given to autistic children. Chris is the ONLY adult they have on that product but I think that is due to the fact that very few people know the connection between the Anthrax Vaccine and the Damaged GI & Hepatic System. Certainly not the VA Hospital where all these men and women go who were damaged by the vaccine. On a side note, the VA now recognizes the damage from the Anthrax Vaccine, but their treatment is putting you on PTSD protocols. Needless to say, Chris declined.
Within days of taking the cholesterol, he started to heal the blisters. However it did not heal the gut lining or restore liver functioning and that required other things.
The medical cholesterol was the start to his healing. The Anthrax Vaccine was not the only assault Chris had. He was exposed, well, drenched would be the right word, in fertilizing chemicals. At age 14 he lived in rural Idaho and would spray crops with chemicals that covered him from head to toe in the process. That set up a perfect environment for the excessively toxic vaccine to do its deadly work. Chris's illness spurred me into a deeper study of healing the gut and restoring liver functioning all beginning with detox, expanding into the synergistic approach we use today to help others with a damaged gut whether it be vaccines, Glysophates, amalgams, breast implants or other environmental exposures.
Anyone with a damaged gut will benefit greatly from mHBOT in their healing protocol. The studies prove it. You can check out www.hyperbaricexperts.com for those studies or call us. We have experienced it in our lives as you have just read, and seen it help others.
Why leave our dream home and dream clinic? We lived in a log home, on a hilltop with 11 acres surrounded by hundreds more with a creek and all the nature we could enjoy. Why would we ever leave? Simply, we had it with the rain. The picture above of our home was on a summer day. We don't have that kind of sun October through May...sometimes into July. Oh yes, the great Northwest is really beautiful but the rainy winters finally got to us. We could have gone anywhere in the world. We pulled out the maps and studied any place that was interesting to us. But we had my dear father and his lovely wife who lived in Sandia Crest, NM and each time we visited, NM grew on us. We became "enchanted" but strangely enough, we never made it to Taos let alone Carson. So over 2 years of searching we narrowed down our search to northern NM, and It was love at first sight when we found our current home online. The day it hit the internet, we put a contract on it and trusted the sale of our home to God. Long story short, miracles happened and we bought an adobe home in Carson sight unseen to a place we had never been.
Our New Dream Home and New Dream Wellness Center... We LOVE our new life here in Taos and Carson NM more than we imagined. We are so excited to open Taos Hyperbaric and share our passion to help others. mHBOT really does work wonders! Along with being incredibly effective with a myriad of conditions, what might surprise you the most, is how affordable mHBOT is. Toas Hyperbaric provides in office mHBOT sessions and we sell the Oxyhealth chambers which are FDA approved for home use. As great as mHBOT is, we are not stopping there. Starting in 2019, we will be offering 5-10 day detox packages with Advanced Colonics, Infrared Sauna and more. So check back as we grow to help you achieve optimum health naturally.
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