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Prayer requested for Jim Robinson

Posted on 04/03/2008 4:20:45 PM PDT by trussell



Prayer Request for Jim Robinson
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Sorry about being gone all day yesterday. I was at the VA hospital where a team of doctors and cardiovascular surgeons were examining my legs and trying to come up with a treatment plan for the circulatory problem I've been fighting for the last several years. The good news is they think they can save my legs! Hurrah!

And I will probably be out most of today too. I'm going back to the VA this morning for some sonogram tests. More on that on another thread later. By the way, I was really impressed with the professionalism, courtesy, concern, care and respect the VA staff gives to our veterans. These people are great!



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Jim ... you are in my prayers. Praying that the new set of tests will give them the answers they need. Also praying that the test results will provide a diagnosis of something simple to treat.

Take care of yourself.

751 posted on 04/21/2008 9:31:56 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; USMC Brat; freema; neverdem; carlo3b; All

FROM AN EMAIL...some of this makes a lot of sense.

Good, simple, healthy advice.  We have become too accustom to convenience
foods, full of chemicals and preservatives, loaded with sugar and bad oils. 
I hope this can help bring you and those you care about to good health.
There are some important links at the bottom including a food chart. 

There is no Disease

by Robert O.

Disease names like diabetes and osteoporosis are misleading and
misinform patients about disease prevention.

There is a curious tendency in conventional medicine to name a
set of symptoms a disease. I was recently at a compounding
pharmacy having my bone mineral density measured to update
my health stats.
I spotted a poster touting a new drug for
osteoporosis. It was written by a drug company and it said exactly
this: 'Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak and fragile bones.'
Then, the poster went on to say that you need a particular drug to
counteract this 'disease.

Yet the language is all backwards
. Osteoporosis isn't a disease that
causes weak bones, osteoporosis is the name given to a diagnosis
of weak bones. In other words, the weak bones are the result of
excess acidity, and then the diagnosis of osteoporosis followed.
The drug poster makes it sound like osteoporosis strikes first, and
then you get weak bones.
The cause and effect is all backwards. And
that's how drug companies want people to think about diseases and
symptoms: first you 'get' the disease, and then you are 'diagnosed'
just in time to take a new drug for the rest of your life.

But it's all hogwash.
There is no such disease as osteoporosis. It's just
a made-up name given to a pattern of
symptoms that indicate you are
which causes your bones to get fragile.

As another example, when a person follows an unhealthy lifestyle that
results in a symptom such as high blood pressure, that symptom is
actually being assumed to be a disease all by itself and it will be given
a disease name. What disease? The disease is, of course, 'high blood
pressure.' Doctors throw this phrase around as if it were an actual
disease and not merely descriptive of patient physiology.

This may all seem silly, right? But there's actually a very important
point to all this.

When we look at symptoms and give them disease names, we
automatically distort the selection of available treatments for such
a disease.
If the disease is, by itself, high cholesterol, then the cure
for the disease must be nothing other than lowering the high
cholesterol. And that's how we end up with all these
pharmaceuticals treating high cholesterol in order to 'prevent' this
disease and lower the levels of LDL cholesterol in the human patient.
By lowering only the cholesterol, the doctor can rest assured that
he is, in fact, treating this 'disease,' since the definition of this
'disease' is high cholesterol and nothing else.

But there is a fatal flaw in this approach to disease treatment: the
symptom is not the cause of the disease. There is another cause,
and this deeper cause is routinely ignored by conventional medicine,
doctors, drug companies, and even patients.

Let's take a closer look at high blood pressure.
What actually
causes high blood pressure
? Many doctors would say high blood
pressure is caused by a specific, measurable interaction between
circulating chemicals in the human body. Thus, the ill-behaved
chemical compounds are the cause of the high blood pressure,
and therefore the solution is to regulate these chemicals.
exactly what pharmaceuticals do -- they attempt to manipulate
the chemicals in the body to adjust the symptoms of high blood
pressure. Thus, they only treat the symptoms, not the root cause.

Or take a look at high cholesterol. The conventional medicine
approach says that high cholesterol is caused by a chemical
imbalance in the liver, which is the organ that produces cholesterol.
Thus the treatment for high cholesterol is a prescription drug that
inhibits the liver's production of cholesterol (statin drugs). Upon
taking these drugs, the high cholesterol (the 'disease') is regulated,
but what was causing the liver to overproduce cholesterol in the
first place? That causative factor remains ignored.
The root cause of high cholesterol, as it turns out, is primarily
an over acidic diet. A person who eats foods that are acidic will
inevitably cause the body to go into preservation mode and
produce more cholesterol to neutralize the excess acid thus
showing the symptoms of this so-called disease of high cholesterol.
Its simple cause and effect. Eat the wrong foods, and you'll
produce too much acid which will cause the body to release
cholesterol from the liver to bind up that acid which can be
detected and diagnosed by conventional medical procedures. 

You see
it is not the cholesterol that is bad it is the acid producing
food we eat that is bad.  Reduce the acid producing foods like beef,
chicken, pork, dairy, coffee, tea, soda pops, etc and you will reduce
the protective cholesterol that is saving your life from excess acid

Yet the root cause of all this is actually poor food choice, not some
bizarre behavior by the liver. If the disease were to be accurately
named, then, it would be called Acidic Food Choice Disease, or
simply AFCD.

AFCD would be a far more accurate name that would make sense
to people.
If it's an acidic foods choice disease, then it seems that
the obvious solution to the disease would be to choose foods that
aren't so acidic.
Of course that may be a bit of simplification since
you have to distinguish between healthy alkaline foods and unhealthy
acidic foods. But at least the name AFCD gives patients a better idea
of what's actually going on rather than naming the disease after a
symptom, such as high cholesterol. You see, the symptom is not the
disease, but conventional medicine insists on calling the symptom
the disease because that way it can treat the symptom and claim
success without actually addressing the underlying cause, which
remains a mystery to modern medicine.

But let's move on to some other diseases so you get a clearer
picture of how this actually works.
Another disease that's caused
by poor acidic food choice is diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the
natural physiological and metabolic result of a person consuming
refined carbohydrates and added sugars in large quantities,
undigested proteins from beef, chicken, and pork without
engaging in regular physical exercise that would compensate
for such dietary practices.
The name
'diabetes' is meaningless to the average person. The
disease should be called Excessive Acid Disease, or EAD. If it
were called Excessive Acid Disease, the solution to it would be
rather apparent; simply eat less sugar, eliminate all animal
proteins, eggs, dairy, drink fewer soft drinks and so on. But of
course that would be far too simple for the medical community,
so the disease must be given a complex name such as diabetes
that puts its solution out of reach of the average patient.

Another disease that is named after its symptom is cancer. In
fact, to this day,
most doctors and many patients still believe
that cancer is a physical thing: a tumor. In reality, a tumor is
the solution of cancer, not its cause. A tumor is simply a
physical manifestation of bound up acidic cells so they do not
spoil other healthy cells. The tumor is the solution to cells
damaged by acids not the problem.  The truth is cancer is not a
cell but an acidic liquid.  When a person 'has cancer,' what they
really have is a latent tissue acidosis. They are absorbing their
own acidic urine. It that would be a far better name for the disease:
Latent Tissue Acidosis or LTA.

If cancer were actually called Latent Tissue Acidosis, it would seem
ridiculous to try to cure cancer by cutting out tumors through surgery
and by destroying the immune system with chemotherapy
. And yet
these are precisely the most popular treatments for cancer offered
by conventional medicine.
These treatments do absolutely nothing
to support the patient's immune system and prevent the build up of
acids in the tissues. That's exactly why most people who undergo
chemotherapy or the removal of tumors through surgical
procedures end up with yet more cancer a few months or a few
years later. It's also another reason why survival rates of cancer
have barely budged over the last twenty years. (In other words,
conventional medicine's treatments for cancer simply don't work.)

The main reason is current medical science wrongly perceives cancer
as a cell when in reality cancer is an acidic liquid, like lactic acid.
This whole situation stems from the fact that the disease is
misnamed. It isn't cancer, it isn't a tumor and it certainly isn't a
disease caused by having too strong of an immune system that
needs to be destroyed through chemotherapy. It is simply latent
tissue acidosis. And if it were called latent tissue acidosis disease
or urine in the tissues, the effective treatment for cancer would be

There are many other diseases that are given misleading names
by western medicine. But if you look around the world and take a
look at how diseases are named elsewhere, you will find many
countries have disease names that actually make sense.

For example, in Chinese medicine, Alzheimer's disease is given
a name that means, when translated, 'feeble mind disease.' In
Chinese medicine, the name of the disease more accurately
describes the actual cause of the disease which is caused by
acids or urine on the brain, whereas in western medicine, the
name of the disease seems to be intended to obscure the root
cause of the disease, thereby making all diseases sound far
more complex and mysterious than they really are.

This is one way in which doctors and practitioners of western
medicine keep medical treatments out of the reach of the average
citizen. Because, by God, they sure don't want people thinking for
themselves about the causes of disease!

By creating a whole new vocabulary for medical conditions, they
can speak their own secret language and make sure that people
who aren't schooled in medicine don't understand what they're

That's a shame, because the treatments and cures for virtually all
chronic diseases are actually quite simple and can be described in
plain language, such as making different alkaline food choices,
getting more natural sunlight, drinking more alkaline water,
engaging in regular physical exercise, avoiding specific acidic
foods, supplementing your diet with green foods and green
drinks and alkalizing nutritional supplements and so on.

See, western medicine prefers to describe diseases in terms of
When you're depressed, you aren't suffering from a
lack of natural sunlight; you are suffering from a 'brain chemistry
imbalance' that can only be regulated, they claim, by ingesting toxic
chemicals to alter your brain chemistry.
When your bones are brittle,
it's not acidic brittle bones disease; it's called osteoporosis,
something that sounds very technical and complicated. And to treat
it, western doctors and physicians will give you prescriptions for
expensive drugs that somehow claim to make your bones less brittle.
But in fact, the real treatment for this can be described in plain
language once again: regular physical exercise, vitamin D
supplementation, mineral supplements that include calcium and
strontium, natural sunlight, and avoidance of acidic foods such as
soft drinks, white flour and added sugars.

In fact, virtually every disease that's prominent in modern society
-- diabetes, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, clinical depression,
irritable bowel syndrome and so on -- can be easily described in
plain language without using complex terms at all.
These diseases
are simply misnamed. And I believe that they are intentionally
misnamed to put the jargon out of reach of everyday citizens.
As a result, there's a great deal of arrogance in the language of
western medicine, and this arrogance furthers the language of
separation. Separation never results in healing. In order to effect
healing, we must bring together the language of healers and
patients using plain language that real people understand and that
real people can act upon.

We need to start describing diseases in terms of their root causes,
not in terms of their arcane, biochemical actions.
When someone
suffers from seasonal affective disorder or clinical depression,
for example, let's call it what it is: Sunlight Deficiency Disorder.
To treat it, the person simply needs to get more sunlight. This
isn't rocket science, it's not complex, and it doesn't require a

If someone is suffering from osteoporosis, let's get realistic about
the words we use to describe the condition: it's really Acidic Bones
Disease. And it should be treated with things that will enhance
bone density, such as nutrition, physical exercise and avoidance
of acidic foods and drinks that strip away bone mass from the
human body to neutralize the excess acids in the blood and tissues.

All of this information, of course, is rather shocking to old-school
doctors and practitioners of western medicine, and the bigger their
egos are, the more they hate the idea of naming diseases in plain
language that patients can actually comprehend. That's because if
the simple truths about diseases and their causes were known,
health would be more readily available to everyday people, and
that would lessen the importance of physicians and medical

There's a great deal of ego invested in the medical community,
and they sure don't want to make sound health attainable to the
average person without their expert advice. Doctors all want to
serve as the translators of 'truth' and will balk at any attempts
to educate the public to either practice medicine on their own.
But in reality, health (and a connection with spirit) is attainable
by every single person. Health is easy, it is straightforward, it is
direct and, for the most part, it is available free of charge.

A personal connection with our Creator is the same if we ask
humbly in prayer for a relationship with Him, and guidance.

Don't believe the names of diseases given to you by your doctor.
Those names are designed to obscure, not to inform. They are
designed to separate you from self-healing, not to put you in
touch with your own inner healer. And thus, they are nothing
more than bad medicine masquerading as modern medical
Dr. Young wrote a book called 'The pH Miracle' is has everything in it that
you are wanting to know.  You can find it at any bookstore and even Target
and Wal-mart have carried it I believe in the past.

Here is his official website:
ph Article
pH Balance:
You can obtain a list of foods from this URL:  
The chart is better at this link than how it appears below.
Although the chart includes Soy, I would avoid SOY in any form!
Alkaline Foods Chart                                                Hacid Macid Lacid Lalk Malk Halk
Food Category Food Rating
<-- highly acidic -- highly alkaline -->
Corn Tortillas
Breads Rye bread      x      
Breads Sourdough bread   x        
Breads White biscuit      x      
Breads White bread   x        
Breads Whole-grain bread     x      
Breads Whole-meal bread     x      
Condiments Ketchup   x        
Condiments Mayonnaise   x        
Condiments Miso   x        
Condiments Mustard   x        
Condiments Soy sauce   x        
Dairy Buttermilk       x    
Dairy Cheese (all varieties, from all milks)   x        
Dairy Cream      x      
Dairy Egg whites   x        
Dairy Eggs (whole)   x        
Dairy Homogenized milk       x      
Dairy Milk (not pasteurized)     x      
Dairy Milk (pasteurized)   x        
Dairy Paneer (cheese)   x        
Dairy Quark   x        
Dairy Yoghurt (sweetened)   x        
Dairy Yoghurt (unsweetened)     x      
Beverages & Drinks Beer x          
Beverages & Drinks Coffee x          
Beverages & Drinks Coffee substitue drinks     x      
Beverages & Drinks Fruit juice (natural)        x      
Beverages & Drinks Fruit juice (sweetened)            x          
Beverages & Drinks Liquor x          
Beverages & Drinks Soda/Pop   x        
Beverages & Drinks Tea (black) x          
Beverages & Drinks Tea (herbal, green)       x    
Beverages & Drinks Water (Fiji, Hawaiian, Evian)       x    
Beverages & Drinks Water (sparkling)   x        
Beverages & Drinks Water (spring)     x      
Beverages & Drinks Wine   x        
Fats & Oils Borage oil       x    
Fats & Oils Butter      x      
Fats & Oils Coconut Oil (raw)       x    
Fats & Oils Cod liver oil     x      
Fats & Oils Corn oil     x      
Fats & Oils Evening Primrose oil       x    
Fats & Oils Flax seed oil       x    
Fats & Oils Margarine     x      
Fats & Oils Marine lipids       x    
Fats & Oils Olive Oil       x    
Fats & Oils Sesame oil       x    
Fats & Oils Sunflower oil     x      
Fruits Acai Berry     x      
Fruits Apples     x      
Fruits Apricot      x      
Fruits Apricots     x      
Fruits Apricots (dried)     x      
Fruits Avocado (protein)         x  
Fruits Banana (ripe)   x        
Fruits Banana (unripe)       x    
Fruits Black currant      x      
Fruits Blackberries     x      
Fruits Blueberry      x      
Fruits Cantaloupe     x      
Fruits Cherry, sour       x    
Fruits Cherry, sweet     x      
Fruits Clementines     x      
Fruits Coconut, fresh       x    
Fruits Cranberry      x      
Fruits Currant      x      
Fruits Dates     x      
Fruits Dates (dried)      x      
Fruits Fig juice powder     x      
Fruits Figs (dried)       x    
Fruits Figs (raw)       x    
Fruits Fresh lemon       x    
Fruits Goji berries     x      
Fruits Gooseberry, ripe      x      
Fruits Grapefruit      x      
Fruits Grapes (ripe)      x      
Fruits Italian plum     x      
Fruits Limes       x    
Fruits Mandarin orange   x        
Fruits Mango      x      
Fruits Nectarine     x      
Fruits Orange      x      
Fruits Papaya      x      
Fruits Peach      x      
Fruits Pear      x      
Fruits Pineapple   x        
Fruits Pomegranate   x        
Fruits Rasberry   x        
Fruits Red currant     x      
Fruits Rose hips   x        
Fruits Strawberries     x      
Fruits Strawberry      x      
Fruits Tangerine      x      
Fruits Tomato         x  
Fruits Watermelon      x      
Fruits Yellow plum     x      
Grains & Legumes Basmati rice     x      
Grains & Legumes Brown rice   x        
Grains & Legumes Buckwheat       x    
Grains & Legumes Bulgar wheat     x      
Grains & Legumes Couscous     x      
Grains & Legumes Granulated soy (cooked, ground)         x  
Grains & Legumes kamut       x    
Grains & Legumes Lentils       x    
Grains & Legumes Lima beans         x  
Grains & Legumes Oats     x      
Grains & Legumes Rye bread      x      
Grains & Legumes Soy flour       x    
Grains & Legumes Soy lecithin, pure           x
Grains & Legumes Soy nuts (soaked soy beans, then dried)           x
Grains & Legumes Soybeans, fresh         x  
Grains & Legumes Spelt       x    
Grains & Legumes Tofu       x    
Grains & Legumes Wheat   x        
Grains & Legumes white (navy) beans          x  
Meat, Poultry & Fish Beef x          
Meat, Poultry & Fish Buffalo   x        
Meat, Poultry & Fish Chicken   x        
Meat, Poultry & Fish Duck   x        
Meat, Poultry & Fish Fresh water fish   x        
Meat, Poultry & Fish Liver     x      
Meat, Poultry & Fish Ocean fish   x        
Meat, Poultry & Fish Organ meats     x      
Meat, Poultry & Fish Oysters     x      
Meat, Poultry & Fish Pork  x          
Meat, Poultry & Fish sardines (canned) x          
Meat, Poultry & Fish Tuna (canned) x          
Meat, Poultry & Fish Veal x          
Meat, Poultry & Fish Wild salmon,            
Misc Apple Cider Vinegar     x      
Misc Baking soda         x  
Misc Bee pollen       x    
Misc Canned foods   x        
Misc cereals (like Kelloggs etc)   x        
Misc Hummus     x      
Misc Microwaved foods            
Misc POPCORN     x      
Misc Rice milk     x      
Misc Royal Jelly       x    
Misc Soy Protein Powder     x      
Misc Tempeh     x      
Misc Whey protein powder     x      
Nuts Almond       x    
Nuts Almond butter (raw)       x    
Nuts Brazil nuts      x      
Nuts Cashews     x      
Nuts Filberts      x      
Nuts Hazelnut       x      
Nuts Macadamia nuts (raw)     x      
Nuts Peanut butter (raw, organic)   x        
Nuts Peanuts   x        
Nuts pine nuts (raw)       x    
Nuts Pistachios   x        
Nuts Walnuts      x      
Roots Carrot       x    
Roots Fresh red beet         x  
Roots Kohlrabi       x    
Roots Potatoes        x    
Roots Red radish         x  
Roots Rutabaga       x    
Roots Summer black radish           x
Roots sweet potatoes     x      
Roots Turnip       x    
Roots White radish (spring)       x    
Roots Yams       x    
Seeds Barley     x      
Seeds Caraway seeds       x    
Seeds Cumin seeds       x    
Seeds Fennel seeds       x    
Seeds Flax seeds        x      
Seeds Pumpkin seeds       x      
Seeds Sesame seeds       x    
Seeds Sunflower seeds       x      
Seeds Wheat Kernel   x        
Sweets & Sweeteners Agave nectar     x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Alcohol sugars (xylitol and the other sacharides.   x        
Sweets & Sweeteners Artificial sweeteners x          
Sweets & Sweeteners Barley malt syrup      x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Beet sugar   x        
Sweets & Sweeteners Brown rice syrup     x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Chocolates   x        
Sweets & Sweeteners Dr. Bronner's barley malt sweetener     x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Dried sugar cane juice       x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Fructose      x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Halva [ground sesame seed sweet]   x        
Sweets & Sweeteners Honey      x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Maple Syrup      x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Milk sugar      x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Molasses   x        
Sweets & Sweeteners Sugar (white)   x        
Sweets & Sweeteners Sugarcane   x        
Sweets & Sweeteners Turbinado sugar      x      
Sweets & Sweeteners Xylitol   x        
Vegetables Alfalfa         x  
Vegetables Alfalfa grass           x
Vegetables Artichokes       x    
Vegetables Asparagus       x    
Vegetables Aubergine/Egg plant       x    
Vegetables Barley grass           x
Vegetables Basil       x    
Vegetables Bell peppers/capsicums (all colors)       x    
Vegetables Blue-Green Algae     x      
Vegetables Bok Choy          x    
Vegetables Brussels sprouts       x    
Vegetables Cabbage lettuce, fresh         x  
Vegetables Canned vegetables   x        
Vegetables Cauliflower       x    
Vegetables Cayenne pepper          x  
Vegetables Celery         x  
Vegetables Chives       x    
Vegetables Cilantro         x  
Vegetables Comfrey       x    
Vegetables Cooked vegetables (all kinds)     x      
Vegetables Cucumber, fresh           x
Vegetables Dandelion           x
Vegetables Dog grass            x
Vegetables Endive, fresh         x  
Vegetables French cut (green) beans         x  
Vegetables Frozen vegetables   x        
Vegetables Garlic         x  
Vegetables Ginger         x  
Vegetables Ginseng       x    
Vegetables Green cabbage, (December Harvest)       x    
Vegetables Green cabbage, (March Harvest)        x    
Vegetables Horse radish       x    
Vegetables Jicama            x
Vegetables Kale           x
Vegetables Kamut grass           x
Vegetables Lamb's lettuce       x    
Vegetables Leeks (bulbs)       x    
Vegetables Lettuce       x    
Vegetables Mushrooms   x        
Vegetables Mustard greens       x    
Vegetables Onion       x    
Vegetables Oregano         x  
Vegetables Parsnips       x    
Vegetables Peas, fresh       x    
Vegetables Peas, ripe       x    
Vegetables Peppers       x    
Vegetables Pickled vegetables x          
Vegetables Pumpkins (raw)       x    
Vegetables Raw onions       x    
Vegetables Red cabbage       x    
Vegetables Rhubarb stalks       x    
Vegetables Savoy Cabbage       x    
Vegetables Sea Vegetables       x    
Vegetables Seaweed (dulse, kelp, laver, etc)       x    
Vegetables Shave grass           x
Vegetables Sorrel         x  
Vegetables Sourkraut   x        
Vegetables Soy Sprouts           x
Vegetables Spinach (March harvest)       x    
Vegetables Spinach (other than March)         x  
Vegetables Sprouted seeds (all kinds)           x
Vegetables Squash (all kinds, raw)       x    
Vegetables Straw grass           x
Vegetables Thyme       x    
Vegetables Tomatoes (puree)            
Vegetables Tomatoes (raw)       x    
Vegetables Tomatoes (sundried)            
Vegetables Watercress       x    
Vegetables Wheat grass           x
Vegetables White cabbage       x    
Vegetables Yeast     x      
Vegetables Zucchini       x    

Alkaline diet home study course: click here.

ATTENTION: It is important you do an alkaline diet the correct way.

Eating the correct foods is one part, but there is more to it than just that.


Heart attacks and warm water.
Don't drink the (ice) water!

They don't drink ice water in Europe with their meals.... and here the waiters always bring you water with ice at the dinner table.

The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However,
the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this & Send to a friend. It could save a life. So, please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.

 You can check out my alkaline diet home study course here.

752 posted on 04/21/2008 11:02:10 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Jim Robinson

So they’re looking to see if the infection is in the bone and/or lymph nodes? We had an MRI recently to rule out bone infection, which it did. But we aren’t getting anywhere either.

We’ve done so much with this round, including wet (fancy medical lingo for old fashioned salt water to draw out infection) to dry dressings, which bothers me because that was one part of a treatment for a staph infection several years ago-
yet no one has told us anything along those lines during this round. Come to think of it, no one on this round (for us) has suggested Epsom salt soaks.

Allow me to think out loud here about circulation...
At the risk of sounding like a nut (ah, who am I kidding, everybody knows I am one : ) Certain techniques that work for getting sinuses to drain (one of which I found quite by accident because of a FReeper’s name) involve pressure on different parts of the head and neck. I grew up with a D.O. (and later worked for one), rather than an M.D. To be brief, they incorporate techniques of pressure and chiropractic practices in their medical practices so I know it’s not total quackery.

Yet there is this ‘silly’ practice called reflexology -it’s dubbed quackery in the medical world and ‘new age’ in others - where the bottom of the feet are mapped out in coordination with other parts of the body. I wonder if there’s more to it than just ‘silly’. Reflexology is not accepted by mainstream medicine but I know first hand that those sinus techniques work, often when nothing else does.

So that said, I can’t help but wonder how much the pressure (i.e. massage) helps improve circulation. I don’t know, and I really hate going out on a limb like this-but what the hey. This place saved my sanity (some would beg to differ, but don’t listen to them ; ) during an enlistment. Going out on a limb is the least I can do : )

753 posted on 04/22/2008 2:33:07 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Nutrition plays a very big part in so many aspects of medicine. The diabetic diet has long been heralded as the best diet for everyone. This appears to go even further. Thanks.

754 posted on 04/22/2008 2:40:09 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: Jim Robinson

Praying for wisdom for your doctors and for all those attending your health to provide you with exactly the treatment and care needed to bring positive, healing results.

Praying for your strength mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. God bless and be with you through this, and restore your health.

755 posted on 04/22/2008 6:40:13 AM PDT by LucyJo (
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To: Jim Robinson
Praying that these Tests will Help the Doctors to Find the Best Possible Treatments so that Healing will Quickly Come. Our Savior, with All our Hearts we Ask for Overflowing Grace. Please Grant the Doctors Special Wisdom and Insight, our Loving Lord. Help them, our God, to Find the Best Treatments to Heal Your Son. Please Fill Your Servant with Heaven's Comfort, and Jesus' Strength. Dear Holy Spirit, Please be with Jim in a Powerful Way. We Stand Upon Your Word, our Faithful King. 'He Nurses them when they are Sick, and Soothes their Pains and Cares.' (Ps.41:3) Thank You for Pouring Upon Jim Your Steadfast Love. May Your Mercies Daily Surround him, and Your Peace Keep him by Night. Please Lift All Discomfort, Sleeplessness and Pain Away. Thank You for Your Lovingkindness that Fills and Overflows his Life.

We Love You, Abba-Father, and Thank You for Hearing our Prayers. In Jesus' Name, for the Glory and Praise of our Christ, amen.

756 posted on 04/22/2008 8:56:37 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Uh oh, this is not good. Big time prayers for the proper treatment, Jim. I know this is getting very scary for you, so I'm asking the Father to give you peace of mind, as well as wisdom for the doctors to hit on the proper method to treat your wounds.

I was impressed by the many testimonials from diabetics on the natural method site concerning the apple cider vinegar. I've also heard a lot of good things about honey healing wounds. I know you have to go with the doctors for now, but keep the natural cures in mind for future wounds before they get out of hand.


757 posted on 04/22/2008 9:12:37 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers that your medical team can find a healing answer..

758 posted on 04/22/2008 10:40:19 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Kitty Mittens; Jim Robinson; saltnlemons

Amen to your loving and beautiful prayer for our JimRob and his family!

759 posted on 04/22/2008 11:08:04 AM PDT by tajgirvan (Please Pray for Steve Godbold, Christian Missionary Kidnapped in Africa 10/11/07 ******)
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To: Ann Archy

I LIKE THAT....Hebrews 4:16-”Let us,therefore,come boldlly unto the throne of Grace,that we may obtain mercy,and find grace in time of need” Jimbo: we consider it an honor and priviledge to storm heaven on your behalf! The life of an interecessor is sweet communion with God! May the Lord meet your needs, as you carry on this grand enterprise!

760 posted on 04/22/2008 11:30:54 AM PDT by saltnlemons
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prayer bump

761 posted on 04/22/2008 4:54:45 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m offering Tuesday evening prayers on your behalf, Jim.

762 posted on 04/22/2008 8:49:53 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you, Amy.

763 posted on 04/22/2008 9:56:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ongoing prayers for you here as well.


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To: Quix

Thank you, Quix. Tomorrow is my CT scan.

765 posted on 04/22/2008 10:27:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Marysecretary; Alamo-Girl; hsmomx3


I’m nothing as you well know. But my Brother JimRob has a need . . . several needs . . .

And you said to boldly ask—to open our mouths wide and ask largely of you, Lord.

I do so for my brother tonight.

May the tecnicians and MD’s and RN’s treat him with the warmest and kindest care.

May your Holy Spirit and Blood course through every cell and fiber of his being tonight and cause miraculous things to occur that will show up on the CT scan tomorrow. May he be surprised as well as the tecnicians.

Above, all, Lord, may his soul prosper that his body and all his being and doings may prosper and be in health even as his soul draws closer to you by your Grace and power, in Jesus’ Name.

Cause him to know beyond a shadow of doubt more than ever before in his life that you are altogether good and seek good for him. Lord, God, please cause him to see his situation as you see it and to see your solutions as you see them, in Jesus’ Name.

The same, Lord for Alamo-Girl’s neice and hsmomx3’s situation in her family . . . and MarySecretary’s needs for healing and/or a kidney.

And my local brother Steve B with bone marrow transplant; pig valves in his heart and a liver transplant . . . heading to Mayo to be checked out extensively again.

Lord, we are all utterly dependent on you for our very breath. May we learn to hold you as a higher priority God, than our very breath. May we learn what it means for you to be our all in all as never before—preferably by your grace rather than through fiery furnaces, Lord. Please change and overhaul us in our sleep, Lord.

We’re just your flawed kids. We stumble along as the flawed humans we are. Only you are the author and finisher of our faith and of us. Help us cooperate with you as thoroughly and rapidly as possible, Lord.

Please wrap your arms around JimRob very comfortingly. May he know the intensity of your love for him as never before, In Jesus’ Name,


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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll plan to fast at least some tomorrow toward your encouragement in mind, soul, spirit and body through the whole experience, Bro.

Thanks for letting me know.

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To: trussell

Prayers Up!

768 posted on 04/22/2008 10:47:13 PM PDT by griffin (Love Jesus, No Fear!)
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To: Quix


And thanks again, Quix.

769 posted on 04/22/2008 10:47:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson

You just happen to be worth it, Jim. Many times over.

‘Tis an honor to be able to. Thanks for the opportunity to love you in tangible ways some of us can manage. Though I wish it were about nicer challenges than such physical ones.

LUB, HAVE A GOOD REST when you can.

Heading to bed.

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To: Quix

I join in your prayer, dear brother in Christ! Thank you!

771 posted on 04/22/2008 10:58:08 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl; Jim Robinson
Wednesday morning prayers for all.

772 posted on 04/23/2008 7:52:47 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Thank you so much for your continuing prayers, dear WVNan!

773 posted on 04/23/2008 10:33:24 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Quix

Thank you, dear Quix.

774 posted on 04/23/2008 3:52:22 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Marysecretary

U R MORE THAN welcome.

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To: Jim Robinson


Get some rest and leave the praying to us;)


776 posted on 04/23/2008 5:07:09 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: sodpoodle; JustAmy

Thank you all so much for your prayers. Don’t know if today’s CT scan worked or not. My weak veins wouldn’t support the IV they wanted to use so they put in the smallest they had. The technician warned that it might not stand up to the pressure of the dye, but he’d reduce the pressure and give it a try. It blew. Some of the dye entered my veins but a lot of it ran down my arm. Guess we’ll know more tomorrow or the next day. The doc says she might reschedule an MRA scan that doesn’t use dye, but the surgeon says it probably won’t give him the info he needs. I’m also scheduled for some kind of scan on Monday in nuclear medicine. Sure hoping they find the problem and come up with a treatment plan soon. In the meantime, I’m hanging in there.

777 posted on 04/23/2008 7:42:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Mama_Bear; Syncro; Kitty Mittens; WVNan; Brad's Gramma

Pinging you to Jim’s update.

Jim, I’ll be praying that they injected enough dye to get some info from the CT Scan. I’m praying for some relief from the pain so you can get some much needed rest.

Take care and keep us posted on the progress or non-progress.

778 posted on 04/23/2008 8:12:23 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll keep you in my prayers Jim.

Happy to hear that your local VA is providing excellent care.

Happy, but not surprised, since I have always found my local VA to be top notch.

779 posted on 04/23/2008 8:20:53 PM PDT by airborne (LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I am glad to hear you are hanging in there, Jim. I know it has been very difficult for you and I am praying that something, somehow gives you some relief. I am praying that your doctors will find the problem and come up with a solution and a treatment plan and that your pain will be controlled so that you can finally rest and get better.

Continue to hang in there and jk and I will continue to pray.

780 posted on 04/23/2008 10:08:37 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Mama_Bear; jkphoto

Thank you very much Mama_Bear and jk!

781 posted on 04/24/2008 12:33:26 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Continuing in Praying Daily for you, with All my Heart, and Looking to the Author and Finisher of our Faith to Keep you Covered in His Love and Grace.

~The Lord Bless thee~

782 posted on 04/24/2008 10:35:23 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens; JustAmy; All

Thank you very much, Kitty Mittens and all! Went in to have my dressings changed and more tests today. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to conduct all the tests they wanted. My left leg is too raw and painful (and oozing “yucky stuff” their words), and they said I would not be able to tolerate the tests. Maybe later. Have to go back tomorrow to see a wounds specialist. And they’re trying to arrange a home health aid to come out daily to change the dressings and do whatever else needs to be done on a daily basis. The good news is, my right leg is looking better. It’s dry and most of the ulcers seem to be healing. The left big toe is bad though. I may lose that one. No results yet on yesterday’s CT scan.

783 posted on 04/24/2008 2:53:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Mama_Bear; WVNan; Syncro; freema

Our prayers are continuing, Jim.

I am looking forward to hearing you say that the left leg is improving.

I am happy they are arranging for a home health aid to come out to help and to check on you. I know the daily trips to VA are difficult. Maybe this will reduce the number of trips you need to make.

Take care and know that many are praying for you.

784 posted on 04/24/2008 3:52:32 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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Thanks for the update ping, Amy.

Jim, that is good news that at least your right leg is improving and that someone will be coming out daily to check on you. Will they also be able to administer the insulin injections? It would be nice if they could take care of everything while they are there. That would take care of one worry I've had. I've been concerned about you and Sheila managing the insulin injections by yourselves.

Take care and please know that many people are continuing to send up prayers for you.

785 posted on 04/24/2008 4:03:53 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Jim Robinson

No angiogram? No blood thinners?

786 posted on 04/24/2008 4:58:06 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for the Update, and I'm Thanking our Lord that your Right Leg is Looking Better. A Health Aid Coming to your Home to Change the Dressing and Help Out is Good; Thank You, Lord, for Your Hand of Grace. My Prayers are with you, and I'll be on my Knees in the Next Hour or So, Calling Upon our Savior's Name. May His Presence be with you Daily, His Sweet Spirit Comforting and Strengthening your Heart. Our Loving Lord Blanket you with Mercies, and Bring you a Peaceful, Restful Night.

787 posted on 04/24/2008 7:13:54 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for the continued updates, Jim. We are really concerned and praying that you and the doctors will find relief somewhere, somehow, in this time of challenge. You are being a real trooper, but I know it is draining your reserve strength, so I am praying for renewed hope and strength. Then I am praying for a breakthrough in the treatment that will finally heal the wounds.

Thank you, Jesus, for being with Jim and the doctors as they press on for relief of pain and for healing for Jim. You can do all things. In your Name we pray. Amen.

788 posted on 04/25/2008 6:38:58 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: Jim Robinson

What did you find out today?

789 posted on 04/25/2008 3:50:41 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: WVNan; Kitty Mittens; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; freema; All

Thank you all very much for your prayers. Didn’t learn a whole lot test-wise today. Still no results from the CT scan and they didn’t run any new tests today. I was seen by a wound specialist and she’s prescribed a new dressing. It’s a silver sol (something?) gel which is applied like “icing on a cake” and then covered with a calcium alginate dressing with a gauze dressing to finish it off. This is supposed to chemically dissolve and remove the dead skin so new skin can grow and also to absorb the fluids that are leaking. Monday I go to nuclear medicine for a lymphoscintogram scan and they’ll change my dressings. Tuesday we try to schedule a meeting with a home care nurse, to change the dressings, and do whatever else needs doing on a daily basis. My right leg is looking better. After most of the dead skin and crusty yucky stuff has been scrubbed away, we see just two open ulcers remaining and hopefully, the new dressing will help heal those.

God bless you all for your continuing prayers and comforting words. FReepers are the geatest!

790 posted on 04/25/2008 6:34:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: freema

No angiogram. No blood thinners. They’ve talked about doing an angiogram, but have not scheduled it.

791 posted on 04/25/2008 6:37:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am praying for you.

792 posted on 04/25/2008 6:39:12 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope that you feel better soon.

793 posted on 04/25/2008 6:40:33 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Jim Robinson; trussell

My prayers are with you.

794 posted on 04/25/2008 6:42:07 PM PDT by SouthTexas (If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am 6 years older than you, it is absolutely Verboten that you die before I do. My Family does 90 with disgusting regularity you will be there! You are on my Prayer list.

795 posted on 04/25/2008 6:54:16 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you, Jim, for the regularly scheduled update. It helps with the prayers when we know specifics for which to pray.

Lord, tonight we come asking that the new dressings will be the healing balm that is needed for Jim's legs. We praise you, Mighty God, for you are the One who holds all healing in your hands. Thank you for what you will do for our Brother. In Jesus' name. Amen.

796 posted on 04/25/2008 7:46:23 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Jim Robinson; WVNan
In a Few Minutes I'll be Lifting you Up in Prayer, Jim, and when I Awaken in the Night I'll be Asking our Savior to Bring you Refreshing, Restorative Sleep. Thank you for the Update, and God Bless and Keep you, and be with you Powerfully in these Trying Days.

Amen to your Prayer, Dear Nan!

797 posted on 04/25/2008 7:51:06 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for the update, Jim.

Prayers will continue.

FAther, please guide the medical team in making the correct diagnosis and in prescribing the best treatment. We pray in Jesus Name. Amen.

Get some rest, Jim.

798 posted on 04/25/2008 10:06:51 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

We’re doing both, but the legs aren’t at all happy, yet : (

799 posted on 04/26/2008 4:13:58 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Sunday morning prayer.

LOrd, I see the dressings on Jim's legs ad I affirm that the wounds are beginning to heal as your Spirit of healing swirls around and through them. I hold this thought because I know that you are the source of all healing. Thank you for renewed flesh and loss of pain in Jim's legs. YOu are the Almighty, and you are in control. Give Jim rest and peace of mind,, Lord. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

800 posted on 04/27/2008 6:07:24 AM PDT by WVNan
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