When Self Attacks Self

Autoimmunity is easy to understand.

What is autoimmunity? When your immune system attacks your own tissues, that is called autoimmunity or an autoimmune condition.

It could be that just one type of tissue is attacked. For example, when the immune system attacks skin, you get a rash. When it attacks joints, you get arthritis. When it attacks the brain, you get Alzheimer’s. Etc.

Where is the immune system? It’s important to know. Eighty percent of the immune system is in the abdomen. If you want to correct a defunct or confused immune system, you have to correct the organs and systems in the abdomen.  They are the intestines, the Lymphatics (sewer system) and the friendly bacteria.

The cause of Autoimmunity is a dysfunction of the organs in the abdomen resulting in the immune system attacking the body or parts of the body.

What bad things can happen to the intestines that need to be corrected? It can become leaky, letting large, undigested food pass into the body. This is called Leaky Gut. The immune system will attack these large proteins because they look like foreign invaders. These foreign invaders also look like your body’s own tissues thus the immune system attacks your body. Hence: Autoimmunity. The intestines can also become poor at eliminating waste which leads to a toxic body.

Digestive_SystemWhat bad things happen to the lymphatic system that needs to be corrected? It can become sluggish. The movement of lymphatic fluid can slow and stagnate. The white blood cells of the immune system are in the lymph nodes and if fluid transfer is compromised, new lymph fluid doesn’t get cleaned and old lymph fluid stays around.

What bad things happen to the friendly bacteria that needs to be corrected? You can have an overgrowth of bad bacteria or yeast. This is called “dysbiosis” and it causes symptoms like bloating and it sucks.

If you have any of these problems going on, the immune system can get confused and start attacking your own tissues.

Specifically, the mechanism is this: consume bad food- damage the intestines- intestines leak large proteins- immune system attacks large proteins- immune system attacks similar large proteins that are your tissues- inflammation of the tissues caused by the attack- inflammation causes pain and decrease of function of the organs- symptoms appear- doctors give you an autoimmune disease name based on your symptoms. At this point, you have two routes to follow

1)    Take immune-suppressing medications. “Immunosuppressants” can save your life but they don’t repair your body. Steroids are an example.
2)    Fix your immune system.

How do you fix your immune system? You have to fix the different parts of the abdomen.autoimmune

You fix the intestines by not eating bad food (especially gluten which acts like glue), only eating good food and taking supplements that have intestine IN THEM. Yes, you need to eat intestine. Yummy!

You fix the lymphatic system by only eating good food. Then you take supplements that increase the motion of fluid in the body. There are many on the market for the lymphatic system. You can go to your favorite health food store and ask or go online. It’s always best to see a well-qualified health improvement specialist.

You fix the good bacteria by eating fermented vegetables and avoiding bad foods. Then take a good probiotic. I have experience with over 100 different brands of probiotics. My experience is 90% of them don’t work. Even if there is a good one, does it work for your body? It may or may not.

Is it possible to repair autoimmunity with no nutritional supplements and herbs? YES. The supplements are supplemental to an already good diet. If the diet is not good, then supplements and herbs are a waste of money. That’s why we always work on food choices with every patient for weeks or months – however long it takes to match your diet to your DNA.

Results. When you successfully correct autoimmunity, many problems go away. Arthritis responds very well. Rashes, frequent colds, digestive problems, and connective tissue problems respond too. These are just a few examples.

If you’d like to learn how to fix your immune system, come into our office for intelligent care of your health.

Yours in health,
Dr. Schmidt

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What Causes Autism?

What Causes Autism?

There is a spectrum of disorders that are related to each other. On the severe end there is Autism and getting less severe there is Aspergers, ADHD, and ADD.


It is commonly known that children suffer from these conditions. The rate of prevalence is increasing exponentially.

Toxins are the cause of autism, Aspergers, ADHD, and ADD. The most common toxin is mercury which is in our teeth as fillings.
A collection of autopsy studies found the amount of mercury in your brain is directly proportional to the amount of mercury in your teeth.
The amount of mercury in a baby’s brain is directly proportional to the number of mercury fillings in mom’s mouth.
When a baby is born with lots of mercury in the brain and is given more mercury via a vaccine shot, it can trigger instant autism. There are babies who have been born autistic and have never had a vaccine shot.
How do you fix this? Detoxify mercury out of the nervous system. It sounds easier than it is.

There are several steps to this, this is where to start.

First, heal the intestines. When this works well, toxins start to leave the body. The GAPS diet does a great job of this. GAPS stands for Gut And Psychology Syndrome. Once the intestines are healed, then toxins start to leave the brain.
Next, assist pulling the toxins out of the body. There are two supplements that help pull mercury out of the brain without damaging the nerve cells. One is very expensive, one is much cheaper.
In medicine, there is no real solution since they only use toxins as their treatments.
The worst cases of autism have been reversed in the natural healthcare field. There is hope! Contact us for more information.
Yours in health, Darren Schmidt, D.C.
Electrical Pollution and Dirty Electricity

Electrical Pollution and Dirty Electricity

Is Electrical Pollution and Dirty Electricity damaging your DNA and causing your health problems?dirty electricity

You’ve heard about EMFs and their potential to harm your health. You probably also know there are links between electrical frequencies from all our new devices, even the power grid itself and serious health problems. A leading epidemiologist even says it may be the number one cause of cancer…and the least known as well. But why?

Is it specifically due to something called Dirty Electricity?

What is Dirty Electricity?

Let’s start with clean electricity. Clean electricity is a perfect sine wave. Decades ago, most electricity coming from the power plant into your home was clean.Clean Sinewave

Dirty Electricity looks like this… It has little spikes that go up and down along the sine wave called transients.

It was “clean” electricity and has now been “dirtied up” by other electromagnetic waves from cell phone towers, radars, satellite dishes, radio waves and other electrical lines. It is also “contaminated” by devices in your homes like dimmer switches, the new curly light bulbs, computers and wi-fi. You might be wondering, what causes dirty electricity? Anything that plugs into a wall can cause your electricity to become dirty. This dirty electricity is what can destroy your DNA’s ability to repair itself.

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Broken DNA can lead to cancer.

There is a great synopsis of research on how dirty electricity causes cancer in the book Dirty Electricity by an epidemiologist, Samuel Milham, MD, MPH.

He says it is the primary cause of cancer over the last 100 years.
This information is so important to your health and so little known we now have copies of this book available at the office.

To measure dirty electricity, you can use a new invention called the Stetzerizer from Electrahealth.com. They carry the meters and also various devices that plug into outlets in your home.

Normal readings are less than 50 Graham-Stetzer units on the Stetzerizer. I tested my home, and the readings were either 35 or 65 depending on the location. The office, however, tested at between 200 and 2000! It averaged about 1500.

Here’s how we fixed it and the results.

We used the products from a company called Safe Space which we now carry in the office. These products transform the electromagnetic fields into harmless or beneficial fields. We’ve been testing these products for months and shared some of the results in an earlier blog post. We have even more successes we’ll share later in this post.

I learned about these products from a lecturer whom I’ve known since 2005. He said he’s been searching for 25 years for a product that works to clean up EMFs. He told me he tested enough products to “fill a basement.” Using Safe Space and nutrition, he has seen stunning results in as little as two weeks. Even the reduction of tumors on several patients who said they verified this through their MRIs and CT scans. The company has tested how their products affect the rate of repair of DNA. Your DNA naturally repairs itself %100 when damaged but when you add Dirty Electricity it drops by 40%! Add in the correct Safe Space products, and the rate of DNA recovery goes up to 110%. It increases DNA repair beyond normal.

The main product is called Safe Space 1. It’s about the size of a deck of cards. It cleans up the Dirty Electricity in a 1,000-foot radius. We’ve been using it here at the Center. The difference in our energy level has been quite noticeable. We are not as tired at the end of the day as we used to be before putting it in the office.

Another product we’ve been using with success is the called Protectoplex. This one is about an inch and a half square, it’s small and fits in your pocket.

Dr. Amanda used to own a Toyota Prius. Very green car. It has a giant battery in the trunk. Dr. Amanda is from Virginia, and she drives 10 hours to visit her family, she normally stopped four times because she had to nap. On her last trip, she took the Protectoplex with her and drove straight through in 9 hours without stopping! She never got tired, never had to take a nap. She carried the card for a few weeks, and her supplement program dropped from 15+ bottles to only 3. Her energy went up, and she lost weight (no exercise, same diet).

I have a patient who was having hot flashes and difficulty sleeping. Her husband was complaining that her nighttime problems had started affecting HIS sleep. I tested them, and they bought Safe Space 2 (about the size of a business card) and put it next to the bed at night. Her hot flashes disappeared, and they both slept through the night! Then she lost eight pounds in two weeks even though she couldn’t lose any weight following a low-carb diet for years!


EMF Adapter: An All-in-One Solution to Neutralize Harmful Electromagnetic Fields in Your Home or Office

Other symptoms that have disappeared in our patients using these products include dizziness, brain fog, chest pain, rashes, joint pain, migraines and headaches (from cell phones, usually), ringing in the ears, lower blood sugar levels in diabetics, sinus congestion, ADD and other behavior issues in kids.

There are other options to take care of the harmful electrical pollution that we live in. Safe Space products are the cheapest and simplest, and they are the only ones that also protect you away from your home. You can buy them directly from us. As a patient, we will test you to see which products work best for you. Sometimes it’s one product or a combination, but all of them help neutralize the effects of Dirty Electricity on your health.

“We are having so many good results and know how important they are to the health of our community we will sell these to anyone, even if they are not a patient, it’s that important and that effective even without addressing nutrition.”

There is a lot more you can do to help mitigate the affects of electro-smog on your health. The book, Zapped, (also available in the office) describes over 1,000 ways to lessen the harmful exposure to electromagnetic frequencies. It isn’t just the dirty electricity that is harmful. It is any electrical device emitting EMFs.

There is ionizing radiation which means it burns and non-ionizing which doesn’t burn. Right now, most people believe non-ionizing radiation is safe but new research shows it is not. DTE believes you can be exposed to 880 millie gauss (a measurement of magnetic fields) safely for short periods of time. But new research shows three millie gauss increases leukemia in children fourfold. Ten millie gauss is linked with Alzheimers.

In conclusion, in my experience, disarming the subtle electromagnetic fields and protecting yourself from electropollution around you is equally important as good nutrition. Electrical pollution is well studied and verified but not well known. We know the problem very well, but more importantly, we have solutions. Talk to your practitioner next time you’re in if you have concerns.

Yours in health,
Dr. Darren Schmidt

Do these 7 parasite solutions really work?

Do these 7 parasite solutions really work?

Parasite Solutions

If you know you have parasites, there are several natural parasite treatments available. This is a quick review of 7 of the most popular homemade parasite solutions on the internet…

Oregano. This herb will kill many types of bugs including parasites. We see that it works for greater than 50% of people with parasites.parasite-solution-blog-oragano

Grapefruit or grape seed extract. This is a potent antimicrobial. We love the brand we carry because it smells like vanilla cake batter. Yum! However, it also works for less than 10% of the people with parasites.

Enzymes. You can try enzymes alone or mixed together. The enzymes can be in a tablet or a capsule and they can come from pineapples, dates, figs or from animals products. Enzymes kill parasites for about 20-30% of the people who take them.

Pumpkin seeds. The husks of pumpkin seeds cut parasites that cling to intestinal walls or entomb themselves in mucus on the inside wall. The fiber then pushes them out. At least this is what many websites say, although we have never seen this actually work. There is no harm in doing it, though.

Garlic. I have never seen anybody get rid of parasites taking garlic. We sometimes use garlic to support the real parasite killers in the next paragraph.

Herbs. The most popular herbs on the Internet to kill parasites are black walnut hull and wormwood. Wormwood works more than 50% of the time. Black walnut hull works more than 30% of the time. BUT, we have seen the best results when these herbs are combined with other effective herbs and enzymes.

There are many combination products on the market. We carry 9 of them.

But which is right for you?

Only muscle-testing can find out. If you don’t use muscle-testing then you are guessing. Guessing may be good enough for some people but most aren’t satisfied with that and we certainly aren’t. Most people want solutions and they haven’t found them yet. Here’s an example…

I met a man who guessed for 25 years on how to fix his fatigue. He even bought a health food store because he was so knowledgeable about possible solutions. Finally, he was tested by someone using Nutrition Response Testing. They found the real cause and in three months…. his fatigue was gone.

Another point about natural parasite treatments – do you need to take the supplements continuously or cycle them?

Some human parasite treatment plans are 10 days on and then 5 days off. A book or a website will give you answers but are the answers right for you? Those authors have never met you and they have not done any definitive tests on you.

A final point when dealing with parasites whether you visit us, use a home remedy, store-bought or see another practitioner for help. There is a phenomena called “drainage”. After you’ve done something to kill the parasites where do they go? You don’t want dead parasites just sitting in your body.

They need to be drained out ALWAYS!

Any parasite killing program must include some product for drainage at the same time they are dying.
Hopefully, this article sheds light on the plethora of products, holistic parasite treatments, and information you can find on parasites. There’s more information available to help you on your quest for optimum health today than ever before. The problem is sifting through all of it to find the truth, and most importantly, what actually works.

After 20 years of clinical experience with the products and patients, we know what works and what doesn’t.

I hope this helps. If you have more questions about holistic parasite treatments, and want to definitively and effectively handle parasites, or find out if that is even the cause of your health challenge, come in to see us.

Yours in health,
Dr. Schmidt

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Parasites In You! And Their Effects

Parasites In You! And Their Effects

Do you have parasites in you?

The TV famous Dr. Oz says that 90% of Americans have parasites.

On this point, we at the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor agree with Dr. Oz.

There are a number of other respected leaders in medicine who have said the most undiagnosed condition in America are parasites. There are many books on the subject. Some true, some scary, and some outright alarmist. But here are the basics you need to know in your quest for optimum health.

Parasites can cause seemingly random symptoms in various organs of the body with varying degrees of severity. Some symptoms of parasites in the body are the source of great agony and some are barely noticeable. A couple of the more common human parasite symptoms are: Clenching or grinding of the teeth or jaw and an itchy butt…yep you read that right.

Even if you don’t have a compulsion to scratch your behind…read through this article to learn the signs of parasites and to get more of an idea if you might be affected by parasites.

Parasites come in all shapes and sizes.

They can be big, like tapeworms: fifteen feet long. They can also be single-celled; only visible with a microscope. They can live anywhere in the body, such as in the sinuses, around the ears, in the brain and, of course, the intestines.

Parasites can even live in the heart muscle or heart chambers. One doctor we know grew up in a family of butchers. After years of slaughtering cattle, he could see which cows were sick just by looking at them. They would slice the throats of the cows and then cut the jaw muscles. Upon slicing the jaw muscles of the sick cows, parasite eggs would pour out onto the floor. This is one of the effects of parasites and why people grind their teeth at night–because parasites inhabit the jaw muscles. Jaw grinding happens primarily at night when parasites are more active.parasite

Some parasites lay eggs. The eggs hatch around the time of the full moon, give or take four days. When they hatch, it makes people act crazy. This is why an observant police officer, teacher or emergency room doctor will dreadfull moons–they will be busier. Parasites are the real reason why.

In Our Office, We Have Seen Parasites Cause:

  • psoriasis
  • heart problems
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • muscle weakness
  • floaters in the eyes
  • junk food cravings
  • excessive appetite
  • allergies
  • depression.

Many people who complete a parasite program report that they are happier and enjoy the company of others more.

To get rid of parasites and their symptoms, Mother Nature has provided us with certain plants. In Japan, people use wasabi (with sushi) and in Mexico, it’s hot peppers. In India, people use curry and turmeric to stay free of parasites. Many cultures throughout the world do a human parasite cleanse every six months or one year. The World Health organization recognizes Wormwood as an effective herb to kill parasites. We’ve outlined 7 parasite solutions you may find helpful.

When worms die, they cause intestinal cramping, pain, diarrhea or constipation. In the toilet, the worms often look like angel hair pasta with a frayed end. They could be a few millimeters long to six inches long.

One of my clinician friends had a patient who excreted a two-foot roundworm. To kill egg-laying parasites, it is necessary to take the herbs for ten days, then stop them for five and keep cycling like that. This is because for ten days you are killing the “mother” parasite. It releases a chemical that prevents the eggs from hatching. When the mother is dead, the eggs start to hatch. Let them hatch for five days, then start back on the herbs. If you don’t, the baby parasites will fight each other to become the next dominant worm. Cycle the program like this for 2 to 3 months.

I have had many patients do a parasite program that they picked up at the health food store. I have never seen one of these work, primarily because there is no cycling of the herbs. The herbs may also be ineffective even when cycled properly because they may not be the correct herbs to target the specific parasite a person has. Certain herbs are more effective for certain parasites, and we can discern which herbs are appropriate via muscle testing. Parasites that do not lay eggs do not require cycling of the herbs.

Parasites and their signs and symptoms are largely ignored by the medical profession.

I have heard a lot of MDs dismiss the topic by saying, “We don’t have parasites in this country.” Truthfully, the University of Michigan Parasitology Department identifies 100 parasites a day but it should be in the thousands per day because they receive stool samples from 5 states! I am amazed at the number of people who have health problems from parasites. At any hospital, easily 90% of the patients have them but they are not being identified. The sneaky thing about parasites is that out of more than 1,000 different kinds of parasites that can infect us, we can only detect about 50 of them through regular laboratory testing.

The other 950+ can be found only through alternative methods of testing like Nutrition Response Testing. To be sure that you are free of parasites, get into the office and asked to be checked. Bring your family as well, because we often share parasites with each other and our pets. Learn how to get rid of parasites in the body with our help!

Yours in health,
Dr. Schmidt

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