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Spirit-guided Overcomer of Everything

Avoid Human Collapse Diseases-Disorder (HCDD) :

If you are concerned about your physical and emotional health you must learn from my around-the-world and other-worldly experiences about becoming and staying well!

Here is why: More than half of Americans have at least one chronic illness... And that is getting worse every year. And so was I. (Read the two lists of symptoms and illnesses below)

I suffered decades of depression and acute illnesses. But now that I am old I cannot be happier or healthier. I may have become blessed through death, near-deaths and/or intense traumas. That is the only explanation that created my spirit-guided intuition to discover the many things that I had to do to slowly cure myself. And I did so in spite of our healthcare system. 

Because my ingrained survival instinct and hyper-vigilance causes me to question everything I keep learning. Therefore the pages of this web site may always be a "work in progress."

I am not a doctor, mental health counselor or a professional in related fields. However, I am a former member of The Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. I was accepted not because of formal "book learning," but mostly because of overcoming immense long-term challenges. Therefore, what I am sharing here is mostly based on my personal experiences, conversations  with hundreds of others about such subject and my many years of constant research. I discovered a couple of books by Kelly Mcgonigal  that did surprise me very much, because their themes are about the exact opposite of what we are constantly been taught about stress, and that such can kill you. Their titles are The Upside of Stress and The Willpower Instinct.

Even though I had been an obsessive all-around "healthnut" during most of my adulthood, I became suddenly very ill from a variety of un-diagnosable conditions. Examinations, blood tests and scans of my insides could not determine what I had or how to heal me.

Therefore it was assumed that my miseries must be "all in my head." To remove creative imagination from my head I was prescribed "low-dose" mind-bending anti-depressants. If that sounds familiar to you, it is because far too many people are also wrongly diagnosed with having masochistic or sadistic minds that can cause road rage and mass shootings.

After several years of great suffering during my middle age, I learned from a cheerful stranger that the common root causes of the as yet unknown to me specificity of my physical illnesses were dozens of man-made chemicals in my body.

Unfortunately, almost everyone in the world is now similarly affected to progressive degrees. The combination of present civilization's stressful conditions and body toxins causes what can be named Human Collapse Disorder-Diseases (HCDD). Because I was able to return to the best all-around health from HCDD, I am sharing my "must-have" wellness wisdom for everyone's benefit. Wisdom cannot be learned or understood in any other way than through experiences.

 ... all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it... Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.
~ Einstein

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I, my brother and mother.I was born in Nazi Germany in 1939; the beginning of World War II. During the following few years, millions of people were still starving and freezing to death. Even the luckiest ones were undernourished. Subsisting in such an environment gave me a unique perspective, a solid foundation from which I can now observe, and detect, the causes and effects of  Human Collapse Diseases-Disorder.

Of course I was not consciously aware of that trend until I began thinking back of those earlier times while I was slowly, unknowingly, being poisoned later in life. It is a certainty, which seems unbelievable, that the down-beaten Germans were a lot healthier than most people are today. Again, almost all people were much healthier than they are today anywhere in the world. And that in spite after many years of war, hyperinflation, depression, followed by post-WWII stressful conditions that today's generations cannot even imagine.

As I was growing older synthetic chemicals kept continuously being introduced into the global environment, into everyone's body. My body was absorbing and storing many of them without me being aware of that. Consequently I began to suffer several dozen of those conditions and illnesses listed below. Even so, health experts were only treating my symptoms and not their causes. Therefore, my condition was growing so painful that I felt like I was going to die. I was hoping that it would be sooner rather than later. That desire was greatly enhanced, because not one person believed that I was really sick.

After I had been on that path to slow death for several years, I was unexpectedly blessed by a telephone call from that stranger. What little information she shared with me immediately triggered my insatiable curiosity about how I could recover from "un-diagnosable" illnesses. No one will ever know how many I had, but most likely they all had the same causes; accumulated commonly-used poisons.

My continuous research and total recovery the best of health made me realize that most, if not all people, in the world are similarly affected by environmental poisons to various degrees. Therefore I can no longer remain quiet about that most important subject.

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The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease states:

More than 190 million Americans, or about 59 percent of the population, are affected by one or more chronic diseases. Having one chronic condition can increase the risk of developing another. Without change, the number of people with three or more chronic diseases is expected to increase to 83 million by 2030,..."

Those statistics, the illnesses listed below, the state of health of post-WWII Germans, together with my personal wellness journey, should cause everyone to be pro-active about self-care. However, because that definitely does not seem to be the case guarantees the worsening of HCDD.

The chances are great that you or someone very close to you has one or more of the following conditions. I did not search for most of them specifically, but just kept adding to this list as they came into my presence. Therefore this is an incomplete list:


Chemical poisoning
Gluten sensitivity
Lyme disease
Multiple sclerosis
Foggy thinking
MCS, Environmental Illness
Leaky gut
Reoccurring headaches
Rheumatoid arthritis
Fatty liver disease
Declining sperm count
Autism spectrum
Food addictions
Attention deficit
Adrenal issues
Various types of cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Reproductive problems
Chronic Cluelessness
High blood pressure
LDL cholesterol
Metabolic syndrome
Social disconnect
Peanut sensitivity
Social isolation
Family breakups
Joint replacements
So Young with Many Pills
Learning disabilities
Mold related illnesses
Pasty spider vein face
Emotional instabilities
Nose bleeding, polyps
Sick building syndrome
Growing craziness
Wheat allergies
Central Sensitivity Syndromes
Dairy sensitivity
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Spine bifida
Sinus/nasal polyps
Premature hair loss
Enclosing Spondylitis
Broken brain
At ever-earlier ages

Worst of all, when brains become foggy all bets are off for recovering total wellness. Therefore chronic illnesses will keep growing in numbers of victims so affected, along with many new kinds of permanent "illnesses."

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When my little brother and I were deepest-poverty-stricken kids, we mixed only a few commonly available chemicals and packed them into tin cans and other kinds of containers. We created home-made bombs, rockets and hand grenades that we launched in various places around our city.

Unbelievably, no one listened to our plight, even though we frequently caused huge clouds of attention-getting smoke and ear-torturing noises. No one cared enough to grope our groins or warn us about somebody's potential shock and awe. Most importantly, very few people imagined that someday concoctions of a tens of thousands of chemicals in foods, water, air and everywhere would create hundreds of millions shock and awe obese body bombs all around the world. The simple enabling reason for that is Ami's Avalanche Axiom:

The greater the silence and inaction about problems, the more astounding their consequent collateral damage.

I was lucky to have grown up in a very natural, non-poisoned, environment. Over the years I  was able to witness he effects of the gradual transitioning into our present chemical-ised world. I will now give a brief general overview of those two background environments and my resultant wellness.

Therefore, I will now focus on my experiences and unusual hard-earned wisdom gained from very gradual toxin-induced Environmental Illness (EI) that was causing my slow death. EI is also referred to as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and other terminology. My incredible journey helps to prove the rapid destructive changes that humankind has been causing for itself and the planet.

Unfortunately there has been a lot of ignorance, apathy, misunderstanding, and controversy about those kinds of illnesses. They have also been kept secret or misrepresented the public. After I began to realize that my condition fit into that secrecy category, and its vast extent, I coined the expression of HCDD.

This article is but one of many examples of denials and falsehoods about the MCS and HCDD. That web site attempts to discredit many effective methods of prevention, diagnoses, medicines and treatments that fall outside the mainstream establishments. Its M.D. author also lists the name of a doctor of Integrative Medicine as being a "quack," even though he was the one, and only one, who was able to precisely diagnose the causes and cures of my MCS by synthetic chemicals.

Fortunately such ignorance about avoidance of "allergens" and staying healthy seems to be changing ever-rapidly. At least among the more informed and/or wealthier people. Here is but one amazing example, the curing of MRSA with but one of many ancient of uncountable "quack" methods. It is simple mixture of just five ingredients: two garlic species, copper, wine, and ox gall (a dried form of ox bile).

Low level long-term exposures to antagonistic substances, even as small as dust and molecules, can indeed cause physically-induced diseases. Physical suffering from such can also induce additional psychologically-induced physical reactions from worrying.

However specifically, if my world record early-life traumas may have caused PTSD, no one has ever mentioned it. I also  never felt that I needed  mental health counseling. On the contrary, during my years as a spiritual care volunteer I helped to bring comfort to patients in regional hospital and psychiatric facilities.

Even so, could my presumed as yet undiagnosed PSTD have caused me to accumulate many subtle and some serious "all in your head" symptoms? Over such a very long period a time? Or did synthetic chemicals cause most of my symptoms of worsening health? It is my hope what you will  reach an undeniable conclusion that will pleasantly surprise you. 

Furthermore, there are also other types of emerging illnesses, some of which may not yet have been detected or researched. If you have been taking care or your garden or landscaping you may have noticed that when plants are under any kind of stress, destructive bugs move in. Likewise, people with inflammatory illnesses are much more likely to suffer from bacterial and viral infections.

Repeating what I said before, very few of the illnesses listed herewith ever existed. The proof is that during my immediate World War II post-war years even farmers did not have enough to eat. My middle school class on one of its yearly hikes into the mountains.Although being very skinny, everyone appeared to have been far healthier than people seem to be today.

To show you a couple small examples, study the people in the two black and white photos in this article. One shows my middle school class on its yearly half-day hike in nearby mountains. There never was one overweight teacher or kid in any of the four schools that I attended. What does that say about genetic causes of obesity?

Look at the portrait of my mother, little brother and me to see how healthy were seemed to be. During that time all three of us had to scavenge for food from manure piles and garbage sources. We also cut soggy peat moss loaves out of a bog, stacked them up to dry and then pulled them home in cart to fuel the kitchen stove during the coldest days.

Almost since the beginning of our Age of Toxicity most people have had daily exposures more kinds of synthetic chemicals. Most of those new chemicals have never even been tested for health effects. And certainly not in the many millions of  combinations that can .cause illnesses, genetic damage, and mutations in uncountable ways. 

The growing suicide rate and inability to think clearly are ample proof. What else could be causing such a rapid drastic change?  Since there are going to be thousands of new chemicals and electro-magnetic frequencies sources introduced in the future, their combined results on human electro-chemical systems are causing what can be classified as Human Collapse Diseases/Disorder (HCDD).

Paraphrasing: It no longer matters what you call your disease. The label of you disease that your doctor gives you is most likely meaningless. Doctors only look at symptoms and not their systemic causes.~ From Dr. Sherry Rogers' book, Detoxify Or Die

Think about of how ubiquitous man-made chemicals must be. I knew someone who was a retired research chemist with over two-hundred patents in his name. He had  worked for a very large chemical company. About once a year his family made its own soap. When a mutual friend asked him why he did not just buy it, he answered that his work included turning industrial waste into ingredients for consumer products.

By the time he died, that chemist had also saved many 55-gallon drums full of glass bottles and jars. He could be considered to be eccentric or a visionary. He thought that when the public learns about toxins in plastics, there will be a great demand for glass containers.

That was years ago, and strangely, as yet few people care or know about that environmental poisons are making them sick. Some would rather die a slow death than to accept and deal  with their brutal reality.

Downtrends in overall health cannot be reversed until the world wakes up from its deep apathy, and after millions more people will have died unnecessarily, prematurely and mostly miserably slowly. Here and here is overwhelming evidence that uncountable millions  have already so departed.

However, do not despair, because my health journey proves that with patient discipline and persistent research for truthful knowledge one can recover from environmental illnesses and associated emotional stress that are major contributors of HCDD.

Even though I have avoided junk foods as much as possible and have exercised regularly, vigorously, most of my adult life, I accumulated an unknown number of chemicals in my body. Without knowing that, while over forty years those chemicals were causing me to develop seemingly unrelated and mostly harmless symptoms.

Until a sudden very serious blowup of my health.

One January day some years ago, while I still had enough stamina to go jogging up and down a rocky river gorge road almost every day, my immune system reached its limits. But it took several years to learn and pin-point that. My body could not no longer process its chemical load enough to keep me healthy. It also took a long time to learn that MCC was one of its two major causes. The other one being frequent periods of externally-caused acute stress.

Within a few days during that January I began getting  high fever, persistent profuse brachial mucus, constant thirst, extreme weakness, rapid weight loss and frequent prolonged headaches.

Some of my conditions waxed and waned. Others kept intensifying. They seemed to have been caused by immediate or longer-delayed reactions to smoke, chlorine and unknown multitudes of scientifically-concocted chemicals. Even so, the medical establishment could never determine the causes of my growing numbers of symptoms. My doctor only prescribed  antibiotics and anti-depressants far too long a time, That helped speed up my miserable dying.

Eventually my decades-long family doctor phoned me the diagnosis during dinner time: Your blood tests indicate that you have a serious illness. That is all he told me. Having learned by then that that their whole system had become SNAFU, I did not bother to ask him one question. A very good doctor had already correctly diagnosed me in the mean time: Serious accumulation of common toxins in my body. The most deadly one being arsenic.

We frequently hear that arsenic  is a natural substance and can be in the water. But that was not so with me. For about three decades our domestic city water came from a group of nearby springs that tested to be remarkably free from  couple hundred man-made chemicals and pathogens. Therefore I suggest that you search online for toxins in foods and substances.

I was slowly being destroyed by the emerging Human Collapse Diseases-Disorder (HCCD). In my case that was causing an astounding number of accumulating symptoms/conditions/illnesses over a period of many years. Some were infectious,  acute or chronic. They are listed here in no particular order:

Whooping cough
Painful lumpy nodes in arm pits
Day to day fluctuating weight
Liver spots on face, hands and arms. Frozen off yearly be dermatologists
Thick skin with bleeding cracks on heels. One symptom of arsenic poisoning
Brain fog of various intensities and durations
Plantar warts
Eyes steaming up upper inside of eyeglasses
Underarm odor, even after showering 1
Episodes of tingling skin
Crawling or “electrical buzz” feeling in arms and legs
Wet and dry macular degeneration in one eye (Misdiagnosis?)
Rapid weight loss
Sensitivity to scents, chlorine, formaldehyde, dryer sheets, uncountable VOCs
Intense sadness
Soft finger nails
Attention deficit
Purplish finger and toe nails
Weakening eyesight 2
Poor and restless sleep
Long-duration headaches
Constantly runny nose
Occasional bloody discharge from nose
Pre-cancerous spot on nose
Frequent need to clear throat of persistent mucus
Weak muscle strength and firmness
Reoccurring cold sores on lip
Decades of chronic stinky ear infection, including two surgeries to remove proud flesh 3
Almost constant thirst, even though I drink a lot of fluids
Frequent urination
Intermittent slow thinking  4
Intermittent halting speech, misspeaking 5
One or two severe colds or flu per year 6
Irritation from loud noise, like running bathtub water
Dry eyes and lips
Occasional red blotches on face and neck
Frequent feeling of being too hot all over
Long term worries and anxieties
Irregular or slow bowel movements
Feeling distressed for decades inside buildings (Sick Building Syndrome)*

Slow healing of small wounds
High PSA level
Phlegm during start of moderate aerobic exercise
Caffeine-induced jitters
Lack of dreaming
Negative mindset, but with an unusual grasp of harsh reality
Clicking in knees and other joints
Neural interference caused by body scars
Acute constipation
Leaking bladder
Dandruff and flaky skin
Fatty lumps on belly
Poor circulation
Low blood pressure
Low pulse
Probable fatty liver

Think about this: What might have caused dozens of symptoms and conditions in an obsessive healthnut like me? How could such a big variety of my very serious conditions have been overlooked by so many people for so many years?

After that life-saving telephone call from that stranger which I mentioned above, I very slowly began to re-invigorated my life. My main efforts were trying to avoid synthetic chemicals, medicines and processed foods as much as possible. I also began detoxifying my body everyday with a variety of methods. While doing that I gradually became emotionally and spiritually much stronger than I have ever been in my whole life.

I am intermittently experiencing only a few of my forty-some symptoms/conditions. They are in bold italic typeface. Those conditions can still triggered by stressful situations and/or certain chemicals to which I became sensitized.

Next year I will be eighty years old. I can do the Twist dance move within inches down to my heels. And then rise back up with a spiraling ninety-plus degree turn.


Whereas, here, here, and this Google search indicate that there might be unintentional or intentional global genocide; and...

whereas, most of the modern-day illnesses listed herein did not exist, or were quite rare, even during times of historical tribulations; and...

whereas, the number of synthetic chemicals in use has been growing exponentially with a similar increase of Human Collapse Diseases/Disorders (HCDD), and thousands of additional chemicals and nano-materials will be  created; and...

whereas, a large number of synthetic chemicals that were not safety-tested or were restricted or banned continue to be used, or still remain in our environment for many more years; and...

whereas, many farm workers cannot read the caution, handling and application instructions of pesticides, herbicides, etc.; and...

whereas, the types and rates of HCDD are increasing in spite of an astonishing growth in healthcare spending and a decreasing trend in harmful use of tobacco; and...

whereas, state governors and institutions are declaring or recognizing Environmental Illnesses/Multiple chemical sensitivity and Electromagnetic Sensitivity to be physically debilitating; and...

whereas, up to and through my early years in a nearly natural environment people were able deal with such intense emotional and physical stress that would have sickened or killed many people of more recent generations, and without taking pills or mental health counseling; and...

whereas, I slowly accumulated ever more toxins and symptoms of degeneration, whose causes were difficult if not impossible to diagnose or could not be treated successfully with the traditional means, antibiotics; and...

whereas, I was able to recover my health with continual detoxifying and avoiding synthetic chemicals as much as possible, and...

Therefore, humanity has no choice but to deal with the epidemic of Human Collapse Diseases/Disorders, and optimum health requires continuous avoidance and elimination of toxic substances as much as possible.

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Certain chemicals in deodorants caused me to have sore swollen lymph nodes. Even when I was using any kind of main-brand deodorant, my wife would often still tell me, "You still stink," after I had just come out of the shower. Now that I have been detoxifying I rarely even have to use deodorant.

2  When I told an optometrist many years ago that I had begun detoxifying my body, he said "That probably will have improved your eyesight." Recently a ophalmologist was very surprised by my eye health.

This is yet another unbelievable, but brutally true, confirmation of ignorance, misunderstanding, cover-up or greed. I had a surgery to stop a most severe middle ear infection when I was a baby. Because of almost total neglect, extreme poverty and ignorance, I unnecessarily continued to suffer decades of acute/chronic stinky pus ear infections. This also included two additional surgeries to remove proud flesh, wild meat, from my skull when I was a juvenile..

I have always had one or two severe colds or an occasional flu every year. Since I quit getting yearly flu shots many years ago, I have had no indications of them.

My PSA level was on a rapid rise before my "serious illness" diagnosis and then quickly declined again to a very low level after I began detoxifying my body.

Disclaimer: The author of this web site had no formal training in medicine, nutrition or psychology. The links to external web sites are posted for informational purposes only. Consult with professionals before making changes in your nutrition and exercise routines or with your physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellness pursuits.

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