update on Autumn…

After spending a week or so in the hospital, Autumn was released with orders for strict bedrest.  Now, a week later, after testing her protein levels again, they have dropped.  Considerably.  Lower than the doctor ever anticipated they would.  This rarely happens.  Her protein levels should be 0.  If they reach 300 or over, hospitalization is considered mandatory.  Emergency C-sections are usually done only if it reaches 3000.  Autumn’s had reached over 600 while in the hospital.  Yesterday, they were determined to be under 300.  This is what the doctor predicted would NOT happen before delivery. 

We are most thankful to our heavenly Father, Who once again showed His mercy and favor in our family.  Praise be to His Name!  Please continue to pray that all will go well and that she can go full term until the Baby is ready to come.  She will be 35 weeks Sunday.

prayer request

My sister-in-law, Autumn, is in the hospital due to pre-eclampsia.  Her due date is not until Feb. 7.  Please pray her protein levels will go down and she will be able to go home from the hospital.

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Update….

We give praise to the Lord!  Autumn was released from the hospital this morning.  We are thankful to the Lord that her levels were such that they allowed her to go home.  They will check again in a week to see how things are. 

Thank you for your prayers and please continue to remember both she, Daniel and the baby in your prayers.

health issues…H1N1 vaccinations, Alzheimer’s, and Thyroid issues

Some of the health issues that have been particularly interesting to me of late are regarding the H1N1 vaccination, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Thyroid Disease.

H1N1 vaccine

As I clicked on a link from one of the emails we receive regularly from Dr. Mercola and saw story after story of women who had miscarried after receiving the H1N1 vaccination, I realized just how dangerous this vaccine can be.  I had already heard about the dangers of squalene (an ingredient in some of the H1N1 vaccines, though if my information is correct, I thankfully learned is NOT currently in the H1N1 vaccines in the U.S.).    

Here’s a snippet from www.mercola.com  about squalene –

“Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its antioxidant properties.

The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.

Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where it is vital to the health of your nervous system.[viii]

Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) received anthrax vaccines which contained squalene.[ix] MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets.[x]

Here are links for the stories of miscarriages, seemingly causatively related to H1N1 vaccine –

     http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/28/Shocking-Swine-Flu-Vaccine-Miscarriage-Stories.aspx

http://organichealthadviser.com/archives/shocking-h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-miscarriage-stores-from-pregnant-women-tell-your-doctors-that-vaccines-and-pregnancy-do-not-mix (this is the Organic health link found in the above article on Dr. Mercola’s site)

Dr. Mercola’s website, www.mercola.com, is also a very informative place to learn more about both the virus and the vaccine.  For what it’s worth, the year I was born, my mother said the swine flu was going around.  She was quite terrified about what might happen to her and her baby.  Later, it was proven that more people died from the vaccine than from the virus.  

I have no doubt that God can keep His hand of protection upon us from both the virus and the vaccine but since Proverbs says that “wisdom builds a house” and that “a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself” it seems most helpful to understand what we are up against health wise!

Alzheimer’s Disease

I also recently read about what some are labeling a “cure” for Alzheimers.  Evidently there have been studies done on mice which have “cured” those predisposed to Alzheimers.  The cure?…Niacinamide…1500 mg. twice daily (perhaps even taking up to 5,000 or 6,000 mg. daily).  We read about this in a newsletter we get in the mail from a Dr. Williams, I believe it is.  (I have it loaned out right now so I can’t look to make for sure).  I did get online today and found several sites referencing this same study.  It is very exciting to learn about natural ways that God has provided to help our body be healthy!

One of the articles notes that if you are taking medicine for diabetes, gout, or gallbladder disease, you may want to check with your Dr. before taking Niacinamide since it can interfere with those medications.   

Also interesting was that one article said that although to date there have been no experiments done on humans, niacinamide “prevents nerve cell degeneration in animal models of Huntingdon’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease.”  

Here are some links if you are interested…      http://www.ehow.com/way_5675369_niacinamide-alzheimer_s-disease.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art

http://www.articlecat.com/Article/Will-Remarkably-Inexpensive-Nutrient-Cure-Alzheimer-s-Disease/340947

http://www.increasebrainpower.com/cure-for-alzheimers.html

Thyroid

We have been learning about how many different bodily functions the thyroid affects.  It seems possible to correct thyroid imbalances by taking the proper kind of iodine/iodide and actual thyroid tissue.  A friend told us about a naturopath doctor in Vienna, IL who had helped her and her family with correcting thyroid issues, as well as other things such getting rid of a yeast infection which could not be eliminated through diet or medication.  My mother has been on synthroid for several years after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  Although on a relatively small dose, she has now been able to quit taking it.  Another friend who has been going to this naturopath doctor is eliminating a fungal problem with a toe and actually growing a new healthy nail after using essential oils (the same solution used for the yeast infection, I believe).  There are so many symptoms that you might never guess to be thyroid-related, that are.  

Should anyone be interested in contacting the N.D. I’d be happy to give you her name and number .  She is a Christian lady who really has a desire to help people.  She even helps people long distance as much as is possible.  

Hope some of this information is helpful.  I’d love to know of further information any of you have on these topics!