Tackling Your Questions on Mold, Radioactive Chemtrails, Herbalists, TSH and Live Blood Analysis : Renegade Health Q & A

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Just north of the Golden Gate bridge is Marin County. Some cities here have notoriously bad mold issues.

It’s been an awesome week here at Renegade Health…

The Healing Cancer World Summit is gaining some serious steam and we’ve just moved all our inventory to a new warehouse to ship more efficiently and smoothly!

One thing I wanted to make sure of, is that you didn’t think we forgot about your questions. Each day we get dozens of questions from readers around the world and I do my best to answer them 1-2 times a week.

I didn’t do any answering this week, so today’s my day.

In this article, I answer questions on herbalism, how to read your TSH numbers, how to know if you’ll make a good ferment, if detectable levels of radiation in the Bay Area is from chemtrails and where to find a live blood practitioner where ever you live.

Here we go…

From Marie on the go-to herbalists in the industry…

Hi. I’m positive Kevin and Annmarie have had shows about healing with herbs. I was wondering if there were any books they recommended on the subject or classes they recommended taking? Thank you, Marie

Hey Marie, there are two great people I’ve learned from to research for herbalism and healing with herbs. First is Brigitte Mars, who we know personally, and the second is Stephen Harrod Buhner (who we don’t know personally.)

There’s plenty to explore within their works – including classes that they present – so I’ll leave you with those two to Google and then you can come back when you’ve digested everything and I’ll share some more.

Keep in mind, as you dive deeper into the herbal world you’ll begin to believe that herbs can do anything and heal everything. While this may be true in some cases, your best bet is to recognize that many herbs are subtle in their action and true healing comes from a holistic approach that includes diet, exercise, rest, sleep, stress management and healthy relationships.

So for example, if you’re trying to improve your adrenal health by taking holy basil, but you still work at the same stressful job that caused the burnout in the first place, you’re not going to heal.

From anonymous on how to read your TSH levels…

Could you please explain how to read the TSH number? Does a low number mean under or over active thyroid?

Of course! But before I explain, please keep in mind that just because your TSH is normal doesn’t mean that you’re in the clear with thyroid issues – particularly if you still have symptoms.

An optimal TSH range is 1.0 – 2.0 mU/L

A more lenient, or desirable rage is 1.0 – 3.5 mU/L

The normal lab reference ranges are .4 – 5.5 mU/L

The first range is the tight, optimal health range. The second is a little more loose, but in many cases shouldn’t show any symptoms of thyroid issues.

The last range, the lab reference range, is where most people will get into trouble. They may have a 4.5 TSH level, have many mild to moderate symptoms of hypothyroid and the doctor will send them home as if they were OK.

Anything below .4 is clinically called hyperthyroidism and anything over 5.5 is hypothyroid – but these diseases don’t just appear after you cross those thresholds. A good practitioner will know this and be able to help you get your levels to the desirable range using natural techniques.

Keep in mind, some people will not be able to completely correct their levels, but most people show improvement with the proper approach.

To get a comprehensive thyroid panel you must also test for T3 and T4 – including free and total.

You can find out more specifics about thyroid in “The Complete Thyroid Health Program” that I produced with Dr. Williams to specifically address these types of questions!

From Jon on mold and fermenting…

Hello Giannis, I just read your two articles on fermented food recipes, and I am considering fermenting my own foods, but I have a few concerns. First, I live in an apartment with a serious mold problem, so I have no idea how any food I would leave out to ferment would not become infested with mold. Even foods in my fridge get infected if I don’t eat them in a few days, so do you know of any tips or techniques I could employ to avoid this problem? Next, a related issue that I don’t understand is how do you know which species of bacteria are colonizing the food? Correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t the bacteria doing the fermenting just whatever bacteria are present in the air in one’s kitchen? If that is the case, how does one know that pathological bacteria are not also colonizing the food? Is there a way to test if the fermentation was successful? Lastly, I have water kefir grains that I use to make water kefir. Could I also use them to ferment foods? Sorry for all the questions, but I am quite ignorant about fermenting foods. I have learned a lot about health from your website, I appreciate all your work, and never stop doing it. The world , and especially this country, need more people like both of you. Thanks, Jon

Hey Jon,

I want to deal with the first issue in most detail. If I lived in an apartment and there was a massive mold issue, I would move.

Mold can cause some serious issues with your health including respiratory illness and immune system breakdown – two things I don’t really think anyone wants to deal with now or later on in life.

Good news is that since you’ve indicated that you’re in an apartment, maybe you’re more flexible than someone who owns a home that’s full of mold and tied to a mortgage.

I’d seriously consider your options and make decisive action if you really are focusing on having the best health possible.

Another option, if you can’t move, is to call your landlord and have them do some mold remediation. Though it’s likely the mold will come back sooner or later, since it got there in the first place, it’s also likely that it will buy you some more time to get out of your lease and find another place.

Other than that, your only choice is getting out of there before it causes you health issues that you’re trying to fix with fermented foods.

Second, the best way to avoid bad bacteria in a fermented food is to use a culture starter. By adding a starter filled with good bacteria, you overload the medium with healthy bugs. These healthy bugs, as a survival mechanism, release metabolic agents that make it favorable for their own kind to survive while repelling other bacteria.

It’s a pretty cool that they do this. It’s just like your wife not wanting to be around you after you’ve eaten too many lentils… or kind of like that. LOL!

Christine on chemtrails…

Kevin, Do you think the chemtrails could be contributing to the high nucular amounts in the soil (Bay Area)?

(This question was in response to my article on Bay Area milk and soil still testing positive for radioactive materials here.)

Hi Cristine, while anything is possible, I don’t think this is the issue at all. When dealing with any sort of theory like this, I like to eliminate some of the most obvious points of causation before I go any further.

In this case, the Bay Area is downwind of a nuclear disaster that has been releasing radiation for months. So that’s causation #1.

The second causation is that it’s been theorized that there was and is nuclear fallout in Northern California from nuclear testing pre-1963. So these are much more credible and specific reasons there could be more radioactive material in the soil.

I’m not saying I don’t believe chemtrails exist or there are active campaigns to control the weather, I’m just saying that the nuclear fallout is likely attributed to very real and tangible things we can identify – so there’s no reason to blame something else.

Finally, Madi wants to see her blood, but can’t find anyone to show it to her…

Where can I get a live blood test like ann did? I live in Long Island NY and could not find anyone online to do the live blood test.

Hey Madi,

This method is called a few things, so knowing these may be your best bet to shore up your search. The best way to find a practitioner near you is to search “live blood analysis long island” or “dark field microscopy long island.” To narrow down the search, I’d even search using your town.

One other thing to consider is attending a local raw food or health potluck and asking those there if they know anyone.

If you can’t find anyone near you, there are plenty of people in Manhattan and the Burroughs that will be able to do this.

Keep in mind, there may be someone closer to you who doesn’t advertise as well. This type of analysis has been under fire for a while and practitioners aren’t always willing to shout from the rooftops that they have this service available.

Also, know that this type of blood analysis is one tool out of many that you can use. I wouldn’t build a house with just a hammer, just as I wouldn’t use one live blood analysis to determine my total health protocol.

I want to know your thoughts: What would you do about mold in your house?

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.

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