This past year we have been getting a significant increase in the number of letters that deal with health and health-related behavioral problems.
Although the symptoms are wide-ranging and greatly varied, they have either one of two things in common—digestive disorders or allergies.
While the women may have chronic fatigue, and men experience mood swings, the children will occasionally manifest extremely bizarre emotional behavior that is totally out of character. Adopted children have often been cited as manifesting a higher degree of strange behavior, thought to be emotional in origin or the result of inherited sin. Some behavior is so strange and out of character that many have attributed it to demon possession.
Every day here at No Greater Joy Ministries, we sit down and prayerfully consider each letter. Often I have only part of an answer, sometimes no answer at all. Everyone has spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. We need to give whole answers. It is often perplexing and difficult, sometimes impossible to unravel the web of confusion.
I want to say, “Thank you” to one of our readers who suggested I read Unraveling the Mystery of AUTISM and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, by Karyn Seroussi. Autism has always interested me. Over the years I have read everything I could find on the subject. But as I read this book, I knew the research had broader implications than just Autism. It uncovered the causes of such maladies as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Crohn’s, ADHD and many auto-immune diseases.
As I read through the developing story and considered the implications of the unfolding research, many people came to my mind—some friends and family, and many who have written—suffering with muscle, bone and head pain, skin disorders, extreme fatigue, foggy minds, anxiety, and/or hopelessness. I knew the information found in this book could change their lives. And for the many children, whose lives have been a nightmare, I now knew there was hope.
To me, this book is beautiful. It is investigative medical research carried out by professionals, but written in an emotionally compelling story form. The author’s compilation of information came about as a result of her own personal effort to find a cure for her autistic son. As I read Karyn’s struggle, it was like reading a letter from one of our readers, only this time I could read the solution. Her autistic son is now functioning like any normal child. It was thrilling to read of the many children who were made whole. Autism has some bizarre patterns that appear to be devils. The smearing of feces, the high-pitched screaming, the ceaseless patterned movements, and the inability to look into anyone’s eyes are strange and suspicious symptoms. Some years back, I had an opportunity to spend time observing two little boys and one girl who were autistic, and I knew it had to have a biological source. Childhood vaccinations were implicated; then yeast, fungus, antibiotics, allergies, diet, and DNA. The more I learned the more it seemed a series of fragmented pieces that did not match the wide range of profoundly bizarre symptoms found in autism.
Karyn shows research findings that will shock you. She will lead you through the steps of discovery of the scientists who found in the colon of autistic children the same extremely toxic, non-human substance found in the colons of LSD users and Schizophrenia patients. She lets her story unfold as it unfolded to the researchers themselves. She tells of their shock, disbelief, and struggle to find answers as to where and how this toxin came about and finally how they searched for cures. What they found under their microscopes was often shocking.
The book reveals that genetic predisposition to autism does not necessarily mean you will be autistic. She follows the trail of research that proves antibiotics, vaccinations, yeast, ear infections, allergies, and DNA are all part of a strange puzzle, sometimes leading to autism—sometimes to other undesirable maladies. People with a weakened immune system fall victim to disease when a simple case of candida (yeast) is not destroyed before it turns into its mycelial form (fungal). She explains how the toxic waste caused from fungus can affect people in different ways, none of which are pleasant. Research strongly ties ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, IgG-type allergies, and even schizophrenia to the toxic waste emitted from the dying fungus.
I have read on the web where other researchers believe even cancer might get its foothold in the same type of fungus waste. Some of our missionaries come back from the field with severe stomach and digestive problems, including parasitical infestation. Skin disorders, boils, weight loss, achy bones, exhaustion, and many other symptoms have plagued them. Even after the parasites are gone, sometimes terrible health issues continue. These missionaries have chased rabbit trails trying to find cures. This book will help many of them identify the source of trouble, which will help in finding the cure.
In the book, Karyn lists foods that provoke extreme allergies due to this fungus and foods that people who have become allergic to almost everything, still might be able to eat. She also listed places where foods can be ordered, and introduces other books on the subject. There are a few simple recipes. This book is NOT about good nutrition. She doesn’t even address the subject. If you are really serious about good health, each person reading this should do their own research into nutrition. Many of her methods of healing could be dealt with in a different manner. The book is the story of many professionals working to piece together a strange medical puzzle. The all-important question, “Why is my child like this?” is answered. You really need to read the book.
For your convenience we are making this book available to our readers, but only for a short time. It can also be purchased from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

My Personal Opinion and Musings

Through the book and other information I have read over the years, I can see how modern culture has caused many new health problems. If you do any traveling, you will know that people in other areas of the world, who don’t share some of our diseases, eat a lot of fermented foods or unleavened bread. Where there is less processed food and refrigeration, fermentation is a common way of preserving foods for long periods of time.
Until I was about fifteen years old, most people here in the U.S. were raised on cornbread and biscuits, which are yeast-free. Also, we stopped nourishing the necessary healthy bacteria, found in our colon, with naturally fermented foods. To add insult to injury, the naturally-occurring bad bacteria, also found in our colon, is regularly fertilized with daily yeast breads and sugars which causes it to grow into a foaming monster and turns into fungus that eats away the sides of our colon, causing a leaky gut, and keeps us from absorbing the nutrients from our foods.
The fungus goes through cycles, growing and dying off. In its dying-off stage, it emits a terrible toxic waste that poisons us. It comes out of our skin, overloads our liver, spills into our kidneys, lodges in our joints, and, horror of horrors, invades our brain. It makes us feel terrible. We cannot sleep, and yet we are always exhausted. We have headaches, and our minds are a fog. Our children have asthma, allergies, and are overweight.
Once you develop yeast overgrowth, what can you do? There is no simple answer. Changing your eating habits, getting off yeast breads, and ceasing the use of so many drugs is a start. It is time to take control of your own health, do your own research and get well.

More Musings

I am always looking for emergency cures for missionaries or even for treating plague-like diseases in a primitive setting. Last week while I was reading Darlene Rose’s book, Evidence Unseen, I noticed a wartime cure-all. I read that the Japanese used Epsom Salts as an internal cleanser (available in any drugstore, directions on the box) to treat their prisoners for everything from parasites to dysentery, with amazing results. Then I remembered that my mom and dad have done Epsom Salts cleanses every year for years. Anyone who has ever made yeast bread knows that you need to be careful when adding the salt because it kills the yeast. Yeast in Scripture is always corruption; of course, yeast is a rotting and blowing up process. In the Old Testament, the Jews were required to clean everything and to fast from yeast every year. Today we are told that when we wash salad we should pour salt in the wash water because it kills any bugs or parasites and disease that might be on the vegetables. The Bible says we are the salt of the earth. I like that. Just musing.

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Debi Pearl