Don’t you have to know the cause before you can have a cure?

It always dumbfounded me when my Dad’s various doctors just dragged him through drugs that had nothing to do with his disease. They caused other diseases. They never bothered to find out the cause and they admitted they had no cure. I mean what were they doing?

My Dad did not wear shoes in his informal childhood pictures. He live in the small town with oil rigs and in pictures there is green in the soil. Where was Erin Brokovich when they needed her? [Energy and Water: Wealth Redistribution or a Deadly Combination for Upstate New York and New York City?] This barefootness was a trend in Rural Texas in the ’30s and ’40s. Many people just didn’t have shoes to wear in the southern part of the United States during these decades. My Dad’s father would walk barefoot miles to school and then put his only pair of shoes on. His father had been properous owning and managing a log camp in Washington State. He had bought land in Texas site unseen. The land turned out to be swamp and mostly uninhabitable. Most of the money was then gone; they had a “fresh start” in Texas.

During the Great Depression “Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by roughly 60 percent.”–wiki, Great Depression

In 1939, Paul Müller discovered that DDT was a very effective insecticide. It quickly became the most widely-used pesticide in the world.–wiki, Pesticides

“At the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco last week, researchers presented new findings that link Parkinson’s to exposure to the pesticides dieldrin and DDT. The federal government banned the toxins in the 1970s, but low levels still linger in the soil, says lead researcher Gary Miller of Emory University in Atlanta. Miller’s research focused on how exposure to the pesticides from years ago affected the later development of Parkinson’s.

“If you’re exposed to a pesticide like dieldrin, you might be diagnosed (with Parkinson’s) at age 70 instead of at 80,” Miller says.”–“Pesticides linked to Parkinsons”

My Dad, a member of the American Chemical Society, worked for 40 years as the chief chemist in a plastics chemical lab.

“Researchers identified nine jobs within the study group that accounted for more than 91 percent of the hydrocarbon solvent exposure. The most common occupations of those exposed were petroleum, plastic and rubber workers. Others found to have frequent hydrocarbon exposure were painters, engine mechanics and lithographers.”–“Solvents Link

His Mom, Inez Ehler Miller, ran a printing press and was the owner and editor of two magazines, “Southern Artist” and “Texas Artist.” She passed away after a 20-year struggle with Alzheimer’s.

My grandmom, my Dad, didn’t even know about the disease’s grip until it had hit them. My Dad’s father’s mother had the shakes, she lived until 92. They had had pretty heavy exposure to the chemicals that caused their disease. They were passionate about their work.

Did they suffer with their bodies? Truly. Still, it was a body, a body whose molecules are constantly changing. A fact that has more to do with a cure than any biotech or scientific discovery. If the molecules are constantly changing, in their case they were replicating over and over, their molecules had a memory. Why were these molecules remembering the disease?

I remember a few years back I was diagnosed with Shingles. I was not asked if I had ever had chicken pox. I had never had chicken pox. Apparently if you have had chicken pox the cells linger in the nerves of your body when later in life, under great stress, they are activated again and the disease is called Shingles.

I had been under a great deal of stress at the time. I was taking my only showers in a yoga studio. The studio had lent out my mat to someone without asking me. Those were the only clues to my disease. Still two different doctors prescribed harmful medicines knowing that the disease was full blown and their medicines would have no effect. I could not afford the steroids, prescribed by Dr #1 so the $250 prescription was ignored and the sulfates prescribed by Dr. #2 made me absolutely sick, though they were free from the City hospital. It took me six months to be completely over the disease which was alot like leprosy. Yes there was no cure without a cause. Did I suffer? Yeah. I only went to the ER to ask them if detergent in my clothes might cause my skin to burn, they charged me $800 for that question and the 5 minutes they used to figure out their prescription for the disease.

” Think of an experience from your childhood. Something you remember clearly, something you can see, feel, maybe even smell, as if you were really there. After all, you really were there at the time, weren’t you? How else would you remember it?

But here is the bombshell: you weren’t there. Not a single atom that is your body today was there when that event took place….Matter flows from place to place and momentarily comes together to be you. Whatever you are, therefore, you are not the stuff of which you are made. If that doesn’t make the hair stand at the back of you neck, read it again until it does, because it is important.”

–Steve Grand, author of Creation: Life and How to Make It

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