In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach addressed alternative health approaches, and the benefits of remedies and supplements that aid in the body's recovery from many diseases and ailments. Regarding chronic Lyme disease, some doctors have been treating patients for up to 25 years, giving them antibiotics on a regular basis. According to Wallach, antibiotics should knock out Lyme disease in two weeks, and some of these doctors may be deliberately misdiagnosing their patients, in order to keep their insurance payments rolling in.
Regarding a recent case of a patient dying from an IV treatment of turmeric, he commented that turmeric is a great supplement but he wouldn't administer it intravenously. It's always a good idea to get a second opinion when considering something like an IV treatment, he added. For glaucoma (pressure inside the eye), he commented that pharmaceutical medications and eye drops are merely stopgap measures. The ailment, he said, is caused by the build-up of plaque inside the eye arteries. To reverse this, he continued, one needs to remove certain items from their diet that inflame the arteries such as processed meats, oils, fried foods, and gluten, as well take anti-oxidant supplements to help the blood vessels heal.
In the latter half, author and researcher Varla Ventura discussed her extensive exploration of the many things that go bump in the night along with folklore and fairy tales that demonstrate everything from striking a bargain with a fairy to staving off changelings. She also delved into goblins, pookas, mermaids, banshees, vampires and more. According to Irish legend, the pooka is a type of trickster fairy that appears to people that had too much to drink and/or stayed out too late. It can take the form of a menacing horse ride, she noted, or a wild animal that takes a person for a terrifying ride on its back through the countryside, and "scares the sobriety into you."
A changeling, Ventura detailed, is fairy baby switch, in which your beloved offspring is swapped out of its crib for a mewling, strange thing that doesn't quite look like your baby, though a sleep-deprived parent might not be sure. You have to act fast according to lore in order to try to get your baby back, as fairies are very fond of human babies and like to raise them as their own, she continued. One fabled account told of a very angry mother who went to a fairy portal or mound and yelled for her child to be returned, and the fairies were said to comply.
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