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I thank Thee for Thy beauty all around me;

I thank Thee for the skies of purest blue,

I praise Thee for the earth and all its bounty;

I feel so blessed by wonders sent from You!

There is no time for doubt or discontentment,

That void is filled with blessings by the score.

My heart is so full and overflowing;

I think that I shall never want for more!

                                                            Mary S. Chevalier

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Dr. Sarah Myhill, of the United Kingdom on ME/CFS

MD with naturalist prescriptions along with western medicinal prescriptions

MD with naturalist prescriptions along with western medicinal prescriptions

I realize this is quite a lengthy piece about Dr. Myhill, however,  it is of importance for you to grasp hold of what she’s all about as it’s something you can bring to your own primary physician, if they are willing to view and follow another physician’s guidelines, for sure.  Sarah Myhill has studied fatigue for about 25 years or better and all ME patients in the U.K. have a high regard for her practice.  It’s not always easy to follow and we can stumble and fall many times, out of the strict guidelines she has us practice.  But take time to read about her as she has higher morals and incredible scruples above and beyond many physicians.

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A private medical practitioner – to be or not to be?

“……..particularly the economics of your private practice would be of great interest to our readers” was the brief given to me when asked to write a short practice profile.

It is generally assumed that doctors go into private practice in order to earn lots of money.  Fine, if you are an NHS Consultant with a long NHS waiting list which patients can jump courtesy of BUPA.  These economics do not apply to the single GP living in rural Wales where, let’s face it, the local people are very careful with their money, trying to compete with the local medical service where consultations are free, prescriptions are free and referrals to the hospital are also free.  No, economics is not the reason why I have ended up in private practice.  Indeed, I have to say I am very bad at economics – I know I have enough money to give myself a very adequate lifestyle and see my two daughters through university.  I have no savings, no pension plan and no intention to retire because I enjoy my work. For me not to work would be the death knell.  This style of medicine suits me. However, I would not advise any young doctor to tread the path I have trod unless they have very good reason.  It is fraught with insecurity, lack of support and of course very poor holiday entitlement.  Furthermore, other doctors who do not understand my style of practice regularly complain about me to the GMC and although none of these complaints has come to anything, simply answering their numerous queries is tiresome.

The only reason I can see for a General Practice grade doctor to go into private practice is for clinical freedoms.  I have worked for 20 years within the NHS in General Practice and increasingly found myself restricted by what I was and was not allowed to do.  Having recently spent six months as an Associate Specialist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital working with patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, these restrictions have become so great that I am simply unable to practise there.  All that one is allowed to do for patients is that which is “evidence based” and that evidence base certainly does not include one’s own years of experience.  This means that one ends up serving two masters. Firstly the PCT who dictate what is and is not allowed and secondly one’s own conscience. Indeed, the first rule for good conduct by the General Medical Council is “To make the care of your patient your first concern”. That is to say doctors should be patients’ advocates, fighting as hard as they possibly can for what they believe is the best treatment for each patient.  Instead, many doctors have become what I call “defenders of the faith”.  The big problem being that the “faith” is laid down by Big Pharma who manipulate drug trials in order to give favourable outcomes (gosh, when I dictated that originally it came out as incomes! Actually either would do!). As a result of which medicine today no longer follows a logical and independent science base.  Indeed, the current system of post graduate medical teaching is akin to mothers learning about nutrition from advertisement hoardings posted by the food industry.

I believe modern Western Medicine has lost touch with patients.  What patients actually want is an answer to the question why they have developed their particular problem followed by which  nutritional, lifestyle or environmental changing factors need they put in place to allow improvements.  In pursuing this object, I have become the Secretary of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, a medical organisation in which we have our own scientific journal, our own bi-annual scientific meetings at the Royal College of General Practitioners as well as running training meetings for GPs and Consultants.  All the medicine that we practise has an excellent evidence base, but of course not the mega financial resources to sell this to the health industry in this country.

So my practice of medicine has evolved from an entirely conventional training at the Middlesex Hospital, London qualifying in 1981 to something very different.  Now the focus of my practice is on looking for causes of problems with respect to diet, micronutrient status, allergies and lifestyle changes. This approach is highly successful at tackling the majority of medical problems.  Indeed, if this package was applied across the board, then the pattern of chronic disease, degeneration and cancer in Western nations would undergo a radical change.

I started applying these techniques during the 1980s in Annesley Woodhouse in Nottingham, where I was working in a mining community.  Within a few years I had interest from friends and relations of my NHS patients and as a result a small private practice evolved.  A move to mid-Wales scuppered all this and I spent a further ten years in general practice, working in a rural farming community.  However, the same evolution occurred.  Within a few years friends and relatives of my NHS patients again wished to consult and after ten years I had so much private work that I was able to give up all my NHS work.  I am now in the position where I have a six month waiting list for new patients.  Many of these patients are referred to me by their GPs and Consultants and increasingly are funded by their Primary Care Trust.

The majority of GPs with whom I come in contact are receptive to my ideas and suggestions and support their patient in the difficult lifestyle changes I am often asking them to make.  Some are not.  The two things I dislike most about the medical profession are their power to access diagnostic tests and their power to prescribe.  For the person who ends up with a postcode lottery of a GP or practice who are unhelpful, then the patient is completely disempowered by their inability to help themselves.  Therefore it was for this reason that I set up a website to educate those people who could not get access to doctors with an interest in Ecological Medicine.

The first thing this website does is to provide everybody with access to as much as I know about Ecological Medicine.  It gives details of exactly how I treat various conditions, the sort of diets that I use and the lifestyle changes that I recommend and the micronutrient supplements to take in order that they can sort out their own medical problem.  I have a great number of very happy e-mails and letters back from people who have sorted out their medical problems themselves by using this information resource.  Because the treatments are with micronutrients they are non-toxic, freely available and of course effective.

The second way in which I help people is to make available to them medical tests.  Because the vast majority of my practice is nutritional then virtually all the tests requested are nutritional tests.  One of my skilled helpers can advise patients on which test is most appropriate to their condition, the patient then chooses the test and when the result comes through I write to that patient’s GP with the result of the test, the implications for treatment and an invitation to come back to me for more information if required.  A copy of the letter goes to the patient.  This service has been greatly welcomed by patients recently and has been the main reason why the number of staff in my practice has recently doubled!  It takes very little time for me to read a patient’s written history, interpret the tests in the light of that history and dictate a letter to their GP.  Again, I have had a great deal of happy feedback from patients.

In the present day NHS, even patients now fully realise that services are limited by financial constraints.  Increasingly they understand that they have to take responsibility for their own illness – they know they may not get their heart surgery if they are still smoking and they may not get their hip surgery if they are overweight.  I have to say I am greatly in favour of people taking responsibility for their own health, and the service I offer encourages this further.  There is no doubt that those people who are prepared to make lifestyle changes with respect to work, sleep and exercise, dietary changes with respect to eating healthily and taking a range of micronutrient supplements and those people who avoid toxic stresses such as excessive alcohol, smoking and junk food can not only feel health improvements immediately, but protect themselves from the ravages of chronic disease and degeneration.  Making these changes is extremely difficult; that there is an excellent scientific basis for doing so, provides motivation and determination to continue.

“…..particularly the economics which would be of great interest to readers”.  Little of this I am afraid, but a great deal of clinical satisfaction, happy patients, happy staff and most importantly happy me.

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Dr. Sarah Myhill of the United Kingtom, ME/CFS specialist

About my practice

 

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A private medical practitioner – to be or not to be?

“……..particularly the economics of your private practice would be of great interest to our readers” was the brief given to me when asked to write a short practice profile.  

It is generally assumed that doctors go into private practice in order to earn lots of money.  Fine, if you are an NHS Consultant with a long NHS waiting list which patients can jump courtesy of BUPA.  These economics do not apply to the single GP living in rural Wales where, let’s face it, the local people are very careful with their money, trying to compete with the local medical service where consultations are free, prescriptions are free and referrals to the hospital are also free.  No, economics is not the reason why I have ended up in private practice.  Indeed, I have to say I am very bad at economics – I know I have enough money to give myself a very adequate lifestyle and see my two daughters through university.  I have no savings, no pension plan and no intention to retire because I enjoy my work. For me not to work would be the death knell.  This style of medicine suits me. However, I would not advise any young doctor to tread the path I have trod unless they have very good reason.  It is fraught with insecurity, lack of support and of course very poor holiday entitlement.  Furthermore, other doctors who do not understand my style of practice regularly complain about me to the GMC and although none of these complaints has come to anything, simply answering their numerous queries is tiresome.

The only reason I can see for a General Practice grade doctor to go into private practice is for clinical freedoms.  I have worked for 20 years within the NHS in General Practice and increasingly found myself restricted by what I was and was not allowed to do.  Having recently spent six months as an Associate Specialist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital working with patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, these restrictions have become so great that I am simply unable to practise there.  All that one is allowed to do for patients is that which is “evidence based” and that evidence base certainly does not include one’s own years of experience.  This means that one ends up serving two masters. Firstly the PCT who dictate what is and is not allowed and secondly one’s own conscience. Indeed, the first rule for good conduct by the General Medical Council is “To make the care of your patient your first concern”. That is to say doctors should be patients’ advocates, fighting as hard as they possibly can for what they believe is the best treatment for each patient.  Instead, many doctors have become what I call “defenders of the faith”.  The big problem being that the “faith” is laid down by Big Pharma who manipulate drug trials in order to give favourable outcomes (gosh, when I dictated that originally it came out as incomes! Actually either would do!). As a result of which medicine today no longer follows a logical and independent science base.  Indeed, the current system of post graduate medical teaching is akin to mothers learning about nutrition from advertisement hoardings posted by the food industry.

I believe modern Western Medicine has lost touch with patients.  What patients actually want is an answer to the question why they have developed their particular problem followed by which  nutritional, lifestyle or environmental changing factors need they put in place to allow improvements.  In pursuing this object, I have become the Secretary of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, a medical organisation in which we have our own scientific journal, our own bi-annual scientific meetings at the Royal College of General Practitioners as well as running training meetings for GPs and Consultants.  All the medicine that we practise has an excellent evidence base, but of course not the mega financial resources to sell this to the health industry in this country.

So my practice of medicine has evolved from an entirely conventional training at the Middlesex Hospital, London qualifying in 1981 to something very different.  Now the focus of my practice is on looking for causes of problems with respect to diet, micronutrient status, allergies and lifestyle changes. This approach is highly successful at tackling the majority of medical problems.  Indeed, if this package was applied across the board, then the pattern of chronic disease, degeneration and cancer in Western nations would undergo a radical change.

I started applying these techniques during the 1980s in Annesley Woodhouse in Nottingham, where I was working in a mining community.  Within a few years I had interest from friends and relations of my NHS patients and as a result a small private practice evolved.  A move to mid-Wales scuppered all this and I spent a further ten years in general practice, working in a rural farming community.  However, the same evolution occurred.  Within a few years friends and relatives of my NHS patients again wished to consult and after ten years I had so much private work that I was able to give up all my NHS work.  I am now in the position where I have a six month waiting list for new patients.  Many of these patients are referred to me by their GPs and Consultants and increasingly are funded by their Primary Care Trust.

The majority of GPs with whom I come in contact are receptive to my ideas and suggestions and support their patient in the difficult lifestyle changes I am often asking them to make.  Some are not.  The two things I dislike most about the medical profession are their power to access diagnostic tests and their power to prescribe.  For the person who ends up with a postcode lottery of a GP or practice who are unhelpful, then the patient is completely disempowered by their inability to help themselves.  Therefore it was for this reason that I set up a website to educate those people who could not get access to doctors with an interest in Ecological Medicine.

The first thing this website does is to provide everybody with access to as much as I know about Ecological Medicine.  It gives details of exactly how I treat various conditions, the sort of diets that I use and the lifestyle changes that I recommend and the micronutrient supplements to take in order that they can sort out their own medical problem.  I have a great number of very happy e-mails and letters back from people who have sorted out their medical problems themselves by using this information resource.  Because the treatments are with micronutrients they are non-toxic, freely available and of course effective.

The second way in which I help people is to make available to them medical tests.  Because the vast majority of my practice is nutritional then virtually all the tests requested are nutritional tests.  One of my skilled helpers can advise patients on which test is most appropriate to their condition, the patient then chooses the test and when the result comes through I write to that patient’s GP with the result of the test, the implications for treatment and an invitation to come back to me for more information if required.  A copy of the letter goes to the patient.  This service has been greatly welcomed by patients recently and has been the main reason why the number of staff in my practice has recently doubled!  It takes very little time for me to read a patient’s written history, interpret the tests in the light of that history and dictate a letter to their GP.  Again, I have had a great deal of happy feedback from patients.

In the present day NHS, even patients now fully realise that services are limited by financial constraints.  Increasingly they understand that they have to take responsibility for their own illness – they know they may not get their heart surgery if they are still smoking and they may not get their hip surgery if they are overweight.  I have to say I am greatly in favour of people taking responsibility for their own health, and the service I offer encourages this further.  There is no doubt that those people who are prepared to make lifestyle changes with respect to work, sleep and exercise, dietary changes with respect to eating healthily and taking a range of micronutrient supplements and those people who avoid toxic stresses such as excessive alcohol, smoking and junk food can not only feel health improvements immediately, but protect themselves from the ravages of chronic disease and degeneration.  Making these changes is extremely difficult; that there is an excellent scientific basis for doing so, provides motivation and determination to continue.

“…..particularly the economics which would be of great interest to readers”.  Little of this I am afraid, but a great deal of clinical satisfaction, happy patients, happy staff and most importantly happy me.

A SINGIN KINDA MORNIN!

TODAY I AM HANGIN OUT

WITH MY DOGGIES AND

SINGIN  UP SOME TUNES!

U.S. Bloggers discuss coping with ME/CFS

U.S. Bloggers discuss coping with ME/CFS

Here is an article which ran on July 2, 2013 on Cort Johnson’s website, HealthRising.com.  Cort and  I engaged in conversation on how to best deal with the emotional upheavals of living with chronic pain and fatigue.  Cort is a well known and recognized advocate and fellow patient of these numerous illnesses who has spent time at the top with our nation’s reknowned doctors/researchers working in conjunction with one another (sometimes).

Cort has used a type of meditation/Buddhism kind of therapy to give himself the necessary energy, resolve & mind thought required to get out his website daily.  I, on the other hand, recognize my faith in God to carry my heavy loads,  enabling me to live as best I can with the illnesses.

One day as I was surfing the web, so to speak, I came across a website in the U.K. called Action for M.E.   They had copied our article, placing it on their site.  Much to my surprise, this gave me a boost in confidence and energy that was really needed to make me move forward with my blogging and even to create a website of my own, which really taxed my brain but was wonderful.  Finally, something I could do, engaging myself with outsiders in relation to my illnesses and my Faith.

God is good and with patience, determination, and a little bit of  brain power  I now feel much more confident in my writing.  I also had written a novel earlier in my illnesses, mostly while in bed over many months.  God provided an “opening” for me to establish my newest interests while remaining sedentary in my physical well being.

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Johnny Long

Johnny Long

To be under grace in no way implies we are not concious of sin. If anything, we are MORE concious of it than ever before. Paul recognizes it correctly when he says that it is no longer HE that sins, but sin that dwells IN him (Rom. 7:17). In fact, beginning with verse 4 in that chapter, Paul goes on down through the end of it more-or-less giving a blow-by-blow description of the prize-fight going on within himself between the two “existences” each one of us have dwelling within us when we are born again. Much like the old cartoons when one part of a character’s conscience is represented by a devil-image of them, the other by an angel-image and they argue back and forth over something–we all LITERALLY have this same TYPE of thing within us (I’m NOT saying we are all cartoons; only that it’s an accurate representation).

So do we sin..?? With our flesh–YES. We give in to our “devil-cartoon”, or flesh, and it is our flesh that sins “through us, by us, with us, and for us,” as it were.

Then what is sin..?? It’s where we bow to the slavery of the weakness that is our master in a certain area of our life rather than seek the Way that is within us to overcome it. And this is where we “fall short”.

“Fall short”, then, of what..?? Of all God has in mind for us to be that He is at work within us to BRING about (Phil. 2:13) by His Spirit and the “FINISHED” product we WILL be by the work of our Author and Finisher (Heb. 2:12). He KNOWS how to finish what He starts (John 19:30), and He ain’t never lost a one of us He has started with yet (John 17:12). He ain’t gonna start losing any of us now.

The “finished product” He has in mind for all of us is to fulfill God’s good pleasure (Phil. 2:13 again). And the Father’s good pleasure is to give us the kingdom (Luke 12:32). But you can’t inherit a kingdom–ESPECIALLY one so blessed to inherit as His–and not be refined from being the “raw material” we all start out as. Not only do we have to be TRAINED in this “life” for all the graces inherent to such a lofty calling as being a king or a priest to the King of kings, but we have to learn to be servants that rule and rulers who serve at the same time (Matt. 23:11).

So…”fall short”..?? Absolutely..!! I don’t know any of us even CLOSE to being THAT finished yet. Call enough to bear in mind we can’t throw no stones–or even think to pick ’em up. And a good reminder for us always of just how MUCH Jesus loves us to have even laid down His PERFECT life on our unworthy behalf.

 

Studio Brings to Life Old Man’s Love Song to his Late Wife

Studio Brings to Life Old Man’s Love Song to his Late Wife

By  Good News Network Monday, August 26, 2013

 

Family Life General

elderly man in headphones-GreenShoeStudioVidA 96-Year-old man, heartbroken by the loss of his wife, wrote down some song lyrics for his “Sweet Lorraine,” and sent them to a singer-songwriter contest he saw in his Illinois newspaper.

Green Shoe Studios in East Peoria was so touched by Fred Stobaugh’s letter, that they decided to record the song for him as a testament to his long lost love.

“She was the prettiest girl ya ever saw,” he told Green Shoe musician Jacob Colgan. ‘She gave me 75 years of her life.”

When Jacob brought the final recording to Fred to hear, he welled up with tears and pride.

“It’s wonderful,” he said. “Just wonderful.”

Now Colgan’s rendition of Sweet Lorraine has gone viral after the story was picked up by the Daily Mail and ABC News. The song is selling on iTunes, with 209 customer reviews.

(WATCH the story below, or READ the story in the Daily Mail)

God takes couple on same day!

  • that his grandparents, Ruthie and Harold “Doc” Knapke, seen here in  a 2011 photograph, met in the third grade and continued a torrid love affair  until Aug. 11, when the devoted pair died just days before their 65th wedding  anniversary in the room they shared on a nursing home in Versailles. (Courtesy:  Jeff Simon)

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    Simon said his grandparents, seen here in a photograph from June,  loved each other “very much” and enjoying playing cards together for countless  hours. (Courtesy: Jeff Simon)

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    Ruthie Schmitz and Harold ‘Doc’ Knapke on their wedding day on Aug.  20, 1947. (Courtesy: Margaret Knapke)

A grandson of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home on the same day after  65 years of marriage credits their faith in God for the “shocking” timing.

Jeff Simon, 20, of Russia, Ohio, told FoxNews.com that his grandparents,  Ruthie, 89, and Harold “Doc” Knapke, 91, met in the third grade and continued a  torrid love affair until Aug. 11, when the devoted pair died just days before  their 65th wedding anniversary in the room they shared on a nursing home in  Versailles in western Ohio.

“It was very hard to see them both go at the same time, but it was a  good thing in the end and to see the miracles God can do.”

– Jeff Simon, grandson

 

“In the last couple of days before their deaths, we kind of saw it coming,”  Simon said. “My grandfather has always kind of been in not very good health, but  the fact that he went that morning was very shocking.”

Simon said his grandparents — who had a joint funeral Mass, with  granddaughters carrying Ruth’s casket and grandsons carrying Harold’s — loved  each other “very much” and enjoyed playing cards together for countless  hours.

“Obviously all of us grandkids loved them very much,” he continued. “They  were very good role models for us. It was very hard to see them both go at the  same time, but it was a good thing in the end and to see the miracles God can  do.”

Simon, one of the couple’s 14 grandchildren, said they were devout Catholics  and he credits their faith as the reason why his grandmother passed away just 11  hours after his grandfather.

“Their faith in God, as devout Catholics,” Simon said when asked what he  thought was behind the 11-hour gap between his grandparent’s deaths. “I don’t  think any of this would have happened without God.”

Margaret Knapke, one of the couple’s six children, told The Dayton Daily News  — which first reported news of the couple’s death on Sunday — that she also  believed the timing was not coincidental.

“In recent years, we often speculated that Dad was still here, in this life,  because of Mom,” Knapke said in her Aug. 16 eulogy, according to the newspaper.  “It seemed that, even though his health and strength were so very diminished, he  couldn’t stop being her protector; it seem he didn’t want to leave her  behind.”

Schmitz had developed a severe infection days before her death, Simon said,  prompting the couple’s children to warn their father that the outlook was  grim.

“When it became clear that Mom was dying — and Dad understood that — he spent  a mostly sleepless night,” Knapke said. “The next day, Friday, there was a  certain calm about him, and he began to fail rapidly. As you might know, Dad  died 11 hours before Mom did — both of them on Sunday — and we believe he did  that as final act of love for her. We believe he wanted to accompany her out of  this life and into the next one, and he did.”

Carol Jean Romie, 57, told FoxNews.com she’s convinced her parents will still  find a way to celebrate together.

“It was definitely a mixed blessing,” Romie said Monday. “But we figure  they’re in heaven dancing now.”

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/26/ohio-couple-married-65-years-die-in-nursing-home-11-hours-apart/#ixzz2d6ye32k7

Need an Inspiring Word?

Words to live by.

Prayers and Promises

Sometimes there are authors that just melt my heart. Max Lucado is one of my fav’s. I haven’t read everything He has written, but a few and I love how he brings light to the Word and helps me see things differently.  Here are a few of his words that blessed me today.  Happy Monday!

“The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take.”
― Max LucadoWhen God Whispers Your Name

“Our Savior kneels down and gazes upon the darkest acts of our lives. But rather than recoil in horror, he reaches out in kindness and says, “I can clean that if you want.” And from the basin of his grace, he scoops a palm full of mercy and washes away our sin.”
― Max…

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