In the first half, medical researcher Tom Grier discussed Lyme disease, and reacted to the announcement by the CDC that the disease rate is 10 times higher than previously reported. While the disease can originate from the bite of 11 different tick species, the current medical test for the infection can only detect one species, which leads to problems in diagnosis, he detailed. Early symptoms include fatigue, headaches, disorientation, and sensitivity to bright lights. Later, joint pain and swelling, facial paralysis, heart palpitations, and even encephalitis can arise, he said. According to the research, some 25% of cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) are actually related to Lyme disease, Grier noted.
If you are hiking outdoors in states where ticks are prevalent (see map), he advised wearing long sleeves and pants tucked into your socks, as well as spraying clothes with an insecticide like promethryn. If you see a tick on your skin, it's not enough to just pull it off as the creature has likely embedded its head under the skin. Grier advised using a sharp forceps or tweezers to remove a small piece of skin with the tick. As far as treatment, the antibiotic doxycycline has been effective against Lyme disease, though the price of the drug has recently skyrocketed, he reported. For further information, he recommended the Lyme Disease Association in New Jersey, the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme), the Lyme Times, and ILADS.
In the latter half, Lori Toye, known for her Earth changes prophecies, and the I AM America map talked about her communications with the 'Ascended Masters,' spiritual entities like Saint Germain who seek to uplift humanity, and foster spiritual growth and development. These "higher beings of love and light" have come forward at this time to help ensure that Earth doesn't get wiped out, and offer universal principles we can choose to apply for a more positive effect, she explained. Some of the Masters originally came from the Pleiades, and have great empathy and compassion for the human condition, she added.
The I AM America maps shown to her by the Masters depict different stages of flooding, which eventually envelope the East and West coasts of the US. Rather than a time line, she was told to look for different reference points such as global warming, and an asteroid or meteor hitting the planet. She was also informed that too much water in our ecosystem would place additional pressure on the tectonic plates, and lead to large earthquakes on the West Coast. Based on her study of Vedic astrology, she estimates that these great earth changes could occur during the 2020–2025 time frame. For more, check out an excerpt from her audio book "A Teacher Appears."
Bumper music from Tuesday August 20, 2013
Midnight Express (The Chase)
Take Me to the River
Rhythm Of The Wilderness
The Logical Song
Peaches En Regalia
Whiter Shade of Pale
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Allman Brothers Band
You Belong to the City
Midnight at the Oasis