Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Warning! SSRI's and Antipsychotic Meds May Cause Akathisia

My daughter has akathisia from reactions to prescription medications. It is like her brain is on fire, but her body has slowed down. Her central nervous system is so out of balance she can't sit still, has insomnia, sleeps sitting up in a chair and can't sleep more than an hour at a time and she has to get up and move. A week ago she had difficulty swallowing and even talking at times, but that has improved. We are taking her for hyperbaric oxygen therapy several times a week and doing eye exercises and other exercises to help her brain. I am furious with the doctors who put her on Zyprexa, and before that abilify, and before that a combination of Lexipro, Wellbutrin and a little mix of adderall. Prescription drugs caused this.
Please read "A Mind of Your Own," or check out the Amen clinic if you have anxiety or depression. Look into David Delight Pro Mind Alive on Amazon or the CES cranial electrotherapy stimulator at

Find out more about Akathisia at this link:

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Testimony of Pearl of Great Price

I am studying right now the "Pearl of Great Price," a remarkable and enlightening book that talks about pre-earth life and the councils in Heaven. We were all there in the councils of Heaven where the Savior taught us. The Book of Abraham is a translation of ancient records that talks of Abraham as he learns about the sun, moon, and stars by means of the Urim and Thummim—The Lord reveals to him the eternal nature of spirits—He learns of pre-earth life, foreordination, the Creation, the choosing of a Redeemer, and the second estate of man.
It shares how the Gods finish Their planning of the creation of all things—They bring to pass the Creation according to Their plans—Adam names every living creature.
The Book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price is an extract from the translation of the Bible as revealed to Joseph Smith the Prophet in June 1830–February 1831.
God reveals Himself to Moses—Moses is transfigured—He is confronted by Satan—Moses sees many inhabited worlds—Worlds without number were created by the Son—God’s work and glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.That is why the Church fo Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has missionary gather all of the Tribes of Israel into the Lord's church and teach His word so that all may have eternal life. We are all children of God and He wants us to return and live with Him someday. Each baby born enters this world with the Light of Christ within him, but also with a veil of forgetfulness about the Council of Heaven and in living with our Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ, who is the redeemer of the world.
Also in the Book of Moses we learn God creates the heavens and the earth—All forms of life are created—God makes man and gives him dominion over all else.
God created all things spiritually before they were naturally upon the earth—He created man, the first flesh, upon the earth—Woman is a help meet for man.(and equal to him).
Satan became the devil—He tempts Eve—Adam and Eve fall, and death enters the world.
Adam and Eve bring forth children—Adam offers sacrifice and serves God—Cain and Abel are born—Cain rebels, loves Satan more than God, and becomes Perdition—Murder and wickedness spread—The gospel is preached from the beginning.
Adam’s seed keep a book of remembrance—His righteous posterity preach repentance—God reveals Himself to Enoch—Enoch preaches the gospel—The plan of salvation was revealed to Adam—He received baptism and the priesthood. We should keep a journal for our posterity. The Priesthood has been restored in these latter-days.
Enoch teaches, leads the people, and moves mountains—The city of Zion is established—Enoch foresees the coming of the Son of Man, His atoning sacrifice, and the resurrection of the Saints—He foresees the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Gathering of the Tribes of Israel, the Second Coming, and the return of Zion.
Methuselah prophesies—Noah and his sons preach the gospel—Great wickedness prevails—The call to repentance is unheeded—God decrees the destruction of all flesh by the
The Last part of the Pearl of Great Price is a brief history of Joseph Smith and how he saw and heard God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, and his call to be a prophet and restore the Lord's church to the earth. This history can be read by clicking on or pasting this link.…/pgp/js-h/1.17-19%2C25%2C33-34%2C72-73…
I testify that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
Free downloads of Bible & Book of Mormon are available at
or print copies available from
Joseph Smith tells of his ancestry, family members, and their early abodes—An unusual excitement about religion prevails in western New York—He determines to seek wisdom as directed by James—The Father and the Son appear, and Joseph is called to his prophetic ministry. (Verses 1–20.)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Shari's Battle With Ovarian Cancer

Four years ago my beautiful daughter had emergency surgery for ovarian cancer.

Shari said ," I feel like a bucket of fresh fish has been thrown in my face. Three weeks ago I was teaching kick boxing and today, after a six hour intensive surgery two weeks ago, I am a cancer survivor."

I will write more about this later.

As my granddaughter and I stood by her Mom's casket, this brave twelve-year-old said, "she is in a better place."
Prior to the funeral, we went to the mortuary and she painted her Mom's fingernails.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Suicidal Teens & MTHFR

I was a school counselor for 15 years, and an LPC for 30, and have counseled hundreds of students who felt suicidal, but no suicide in my practice. I have a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition and feel we are missing the boat by not checking out the chemistry of suicidal children and teens. Many have MTHFR and don't know it, some have high histamine , some acting out children have pylouria. Parents and counselors should read "Dirty Genes," by Dr. Ben Lynch," or "Nutrition & Mental Illness," by Dr Carl Pfieffer, or "A Mind of Your Own." by Dr. Kelly Borggan, Find a naturopath or Integrative doctor that understands the chemistry of depression. 

  When I had a student come into my office I would ask, "On a scale of 1 to 10, one being bad and ten being good, where are you emotionally?" If they were below a 3 I was very concerned. Next question, "Do you ever feel like you want to die?

If that answer was yes next question was "Do you ever want to hurt your self?" If that answer was yes next question was, "Do you ever think of suicide?" if that answer was yes, next question. "Do you have a plan?"

Then I talked about some of the things that cause depression, --anger you turn in on yourself, feeling , trapped, loss...loss of love, loss of self esteem..., and last feeling guilty. I'd ask if they have any of those feelings and then I would listen and we would discuss feelings..
Then I called the parent and we discussed a plan for professional help. Then I followed up and kept in touch.
Now ,I have a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition and my concern is the body chemistry of these children. If you are a parent with a child who talks about wanting to die or suicide, find a doctor, preferably a naturopath or D.O. who understand MTHFR or high histamine. Have their blood checked and see what is wrong and do not let them prescribe anti-depressants because sometimes they will make a child worse.

Why am I so passionate about this?  My son had MTHFR and committed suicide when he was 39.

Read "Dirty Genes," by Dr. Ben Lynch about MTHFR and how genes can effect mood and what you can do about it. Dr. Lynch has some good videos on You/Tube about MTHFR.

We need to stop teen suicide...really all suicide. It is always a cry for help.


MTHFR & Depression

 Nine months ago my husband became exhausted, depressed, had insomnia and lost a lot of interest in life. We went to his very kind general practitioner who told him he was just depressed and he needed an SSRI. She started to write out a prescription without any blood tests prior to this. I gently objected, but she insisted. He took the prescription and continued to get worse and worse and more tired and more depressed. After two weeks I was really concerned and called a psychiatric nurse practitioner who saw him right away. She did the blood tests. He had MTHFR that he had inherited from both of his parents. He also had high histamine, and inflammation, and his hormones were not balanced. He was also on another medication causing him serious problems and a blood pressure medication that contributed to depression and fatigue.
MTHFR homozygous means that your liver is 70 percent more likely not to detoxify than the average person. If you have MTHFR, you should avoid SSRI’s. They don’t work and can make you worse and even suicidal. Your body does not handle folic acid well because it blocks the pathways that methyfolate would normally use and methyfolate is a key compound for methylation. Methylation is a biochemical process involved in almost all of your body's functions and if is not working at an optimal level it will translate into many different health problems and will accelerate your aging process and also contribute to mental health problems. For more information on this check out MTHFR on You/Tube and also read the book “Dirty Genes,” by Dr. Ben Lynch.
The nurse practitioner put him on methylcobalmin sublingual vitamin B-12, also folate, and Cerenity PM. Since I have a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition, I researched high histamine foods and took him off all dairy, some fish that is high in histamine and other high histamine foods. This also helped lower his high homocysteine. We included more leafy greens in his diet which are high in folate. We added glutathione to his supplements. He had already been taking fish oil, Barlean’s lemon swirl because it tastes like lemon pie, but we upped the dose to 3 tablespoons a day.
This protocol had amazing results and he overcame his fatigue and depression

Read more about this in the book, "Dirty Genes." by Dr. Ben Lynch.  There are also some good presentations on You/Tube on MTHFR.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Healing Alkaline Diet

Healing Alkaline Cleansing Diet



Avocado Shake, 

Mix in a blender ½ peeled lime, scoop out 1 avocado, ½ cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk and 1 packet of stevia. Blend until creamy. If too thick, add more almond milk. You can also add one tablespoon of coconut oil to this mixture.

Green juice

Juice 5 stalks celery, 1/2 bag of spinach, 1 English or two smaller cucumbers.

You may add a small slice of ginger to this mixture if desired. This can be refrigerated for a day.

Liquid chlorophyll : Drink 4 to 6 ounces or more a day. This may be added to water, and is best done two ounces three times a day.


Lunch and Dinner

Broccoli /Cauliflower Cream Soup


Braise ½ onion and three chopped garlic cloves in two tablespoons olive oil.

Cover with water and add one crown  cut up broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts if desired, or asparagus. Add only enough water to cover vegetables. Add salt and spices you like to taste. Dill, curry, basil, rosemary, are suggestions. Bring to gentle boil, reduce heat and cook on low for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool, pour in blender until creamy.


Chew plate for snacks or with soup.

Sliced cucumber, two small cherry tomatoes, guacamole


Additional shakes may be added for more calories or for those who don’t want to lose weight.


Drink juice and liquid chlorophyll throughout the day. More juice or soups may be made if you are still hungry.


L-Arginine for healthy circulation and muscle metabolism also contains magnesium chloride which strengthens bones and muscles, Co-Q10 for energy production in every cell, B-vitamins for mental health, and Vitamin D-3 as an immune booster and helps overall health, including mental health.

Friday, July 21, 2017

My Story

My passion has always been to help other people so today I am going to deviate and go back over my life--way back.
My mother married at 16 and soon was expecting me....maybe not a great treasure for a very young mother. I was born a month early and I recall my mother telling me that I was the ugliest baby she had ever seen. "You could see every vein in your bald head," she told me.
My maternal grandmother was thrilled at my birth and for some reason my mother turned me over to my grandmother after I was born. Fortunately my grandmother was an angel.
However, when I was six months old other relatives kept telling my parents they needed to get their baby back, so they did.
By the time I was one, I had hair and looking back at my baby pictures I don't think I was an ugly baby then. Tiny, but not ugly.
I don't recall much about my early childhood, except that my father was a foreman for a coal mine in Kingman, Arizona. It was and hot and dry and I didn't like it even as a toddler treking accross a prickly patch of cactus to a small one room cabin that I shared with my parents and baby brother. My mother cooked for the miners in a large tent that housed the mining machinery and smelled like greese. To this day, I don't like pancakes because they bring bake the memory and awful stenchl of those greesy machines.
I recall droping a toy down the mine shaft one day, and weeks later my father found it.....dirty and covered with black coal dust.
We moved to Salt Lake City and I soon had 5 younger siblings...born 18-months to two-years a part. The frouth child was a gorgeous little blue eyed girl with blond curlys and big dimples. My first sister, and I adored her and played with her like she was a doll. When she was two, my girl friend and I used to dress her up in lots of layers of clothes to make her look like a fat lady. She hated it and when she grew up she never let me forget it. Somehow she got the tan skin that I wanted and she had no freckles.
When I started kindergarten, I weighed a little over 37 pounds....the smallest girl in my class----and still was when I was in sixth grade. My face was loaded with freckles and how I hated those freckles.
As good fortune would have it we moved across the street from an amazing family---the Johnson family--and we became life-long friends. "Some people come into out lives and quickly go , others stay awhile and leave footprints on our hears and we are never, ever the same."
Shana , their youngest daughter, was nine months younger than me and we became inseparable freinds. A world of holly hock dolls, wet sand sandwiches smashed between two large cottonwood leaves, running through sprinklers, games of run-sheep-run, kick-the-can, red-rover, red rover, walking on crushed pop cans, home made stilts, bike rides to Memory Grove and Liberty Park, trips riding the Bamburger to Salt Airre, and LaGoon, and riding the trolley in downtown Salt Lake---it was a magical child hood.
The Camay movie theatre was only a few blocks away and admission was 5 cents for kids. Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire movies were favorites. We'd go home and try to sing and dance like all of them..
Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger were part of our make believe weekly adventures. Bambi was a tear-jerker and big hit. Holiday Inn, Yankee Doodle Dandee, Road to Morocco, Me and My Gal, Going My Way, Meet Me in St. Louis, were some of the many movies we saw.
Then came the war movies...many of them.--" Here Come the Waves," with Bing Crosby and Betty Hutton, "Sands of Iwo Jima," and "49th Parallel" were just a few. We were very aware of the war and intensely patriotic. We had rationing coupon books. Sugar was among the food that was rationed.
Now, I look back upon sugar rationing and think it would be a blessing if we had that today. Sugar pulls calcium from the bones, contributes to cancer, candida, heart problems, high cholesterol, alcoholism, behavior problems in children and the list goes on and on. However, when I was a child I loved sugar, craved sugar and ate tons of sugar.  Now we know that 16 grams of sugar per day is the maximum that children should eat a
day and 26 grams per adults.
As a kid we had Fats Gas station on one corner with all the penny candy anyone could ever want. On the other corner we had Zissi's root beer with 2 cent minature iced mugs of root beer. We were either at one corner or the other almost daily. It is no one wonder that now in my ancient years I have osteoporosis. I do take magnesium, Vitamin D-3 and Collagen 2 to help rebuild or maintain my bone density. and eat very little sugar.
(to be continued)
Father's fall off boilermaker at 40 feet, move to home with an out house and no bathtub, cooking on a coal stove. Married at age 21, widowed at age 32 when expecting 4th child. Remarriage and physically abused, had three more children that included twins, divorce, returned to college and earned degrees in Journalism and Ed. Psychology then worked as a coordinator of Women's Center, then as a school counselor, therapist. Remarriage. Wrote book "Defeating Depression & Beating the Blues. Became very ill with chronic fatigue, recovered and then found out I had liver cancer. Recovered on an alkaline diet without chemo . Started working on Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition. Husband had heart attack, then kidney cancer, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and then I became a widow again. I remarried, went on a mission, finished my doctorate in Holistic nutrition, wrote "Free Yourself from Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia," worked in temple for seven years, studied Body Code and became certified in Emotion Code, got my certification in clinical hypnosis, and became certified in light therapy.