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Some people use a DC-current zapper to get rid of diseases. Low voltage, high frequency zapping has killed viruses, bacteria, and parasites in numerous independent studies. We have used it to get rid of sore throats, fevers, and other common ailments. Some people use it to help fight cancer, along with a heavy-duty parasite cleanse. While no one can market the zapper as a medical device, it can legally be sold or discussed as an item for a person to “experiment” with. I built mine for probably $20 or $30, but could have done it for less if I knew what I was doing.
Build your own zapper
I started by buying the parts list on this site: http://www.zapperlab.com/, but I did not need all of them. I put mine together (after doing it wrong twice just following a schematic) by following the video: http://www.positiveoffset.com/. If you know what you are doing, you can probably put the unit together with the picture on this site. If you listen carefully you will find he uses a couple different resistors and one different capacitor than the original Clark zapper, but this doesn’t make much of a difference. According to Clark, anywhere around 30 Khz will kill the pathogens. The big thing is the positive DC current for killing the bad guys.
You could follow this schematic, which originally came in Clark’s book: http://www.happyherbalist.com/clark_zapper_schematic.htm, but I think her drawings and shoe-box version are more complicated and tacky than useful. Here’s the schematic for an improved version with a high and low setting for various uses: http://www.paradevices.com/schematic.html.
You can pick up all the electronic components from Radio Shack, or if you know what you are doing with electronics, you can buy better quality for a lower price: http://www.mouser.com/.
If you have money to blow, here’s a hi-tech professional version my wife’s uncle is using and having great results from: http://www.huldaclarkzappers.com/.
How the zapper works
Here’s an excerpt from Clark’s book which helps explain the process of using the zapper to fight parasites, bacteria, viruses, and other invaders: http://www.happyherbalist.com/clark_zapper.htm. And anothre, here: http://www.drclark.net/en/products_devices/devices/zapper.php
Here’s a site that discusses all kinds of detail regarding how the zapper works and could be improved. It was more techno geek than I could understand but it might benefit someone who understands electronics: http://www.electroherbalism.com/Bioelectronics/HuldaClark/ZapperTips.htm.
You can pick up this $10 booklet to learn more: http://www.paradevices.com/ZapperBook.html . However, to get the big picture behind zapping and parasites, we recommend you click here for Dr. Hulda Clark’s book.
I experienced and conquered the symptoms of tetanus (by the grace of God) after stepping on a rusty nail. Tetanus symptoms began to show up within a short time of this deep puncture wound, and I sought out natural remedies and herbal or holistic alternatives to treat it. Since, I lived to tell the story, I thought someone else asking the question, “How do I know if I have tetanus?” or “How do you treat tetanus?” might benefit from what I learned. Here’s the story:
I stepped on a rusty, dirty nail in a board hidden under leaves in the woods. The rusty nail punctured deep into my foot, right between my two smallest toes. The nail made such a deep cut, it nearly poked out of the top of my foot. Looking back, I wish it had. After I pulled the nail out, I did not realize it had left flakes of rusty metal and pieces of leaf inside. The moral of this story is: Clean deep wounds thoroughly with hydrogen peroxide.
This was the last day of moving, and I had been cleaning up the edge of the yard when this happened. I had kept first aid supplies on hand until the day before, but since I had nothing on hand at that moment, I pulled off my shoe and sock to let the wound bleed. I had heard that if the wound bled enough it would wash out most bacteria and be less likely to get tetanus. I do not bleed very well in general, but this time I really bled. Still, I got tetanus. It took me an hour to get somewhere I could tend the puncture wound. By then, it had begun to heal and I could not get peroxide very deep into the cut. What I should have done at this point was dug a pointed object into the wound and opened it back up so I could flush it out with water and then peroxide. Then I should have soaked it in boric acid water and Epsom salts. The main failure here, however, was not getting the wound thoroughly clean, right away.
By evening, my left foot felt weird. I could see a red area on top of my foot, but it was not hot. It felt agitated and bruised more than infected. I could feel activity in my lymph vessels like something was surging through my lymphatic system on the side where I had stepped on the nail.
I had a hard time concentrating on writing and study. Physical labor seemed to help distract me. I felt nauseous and vomited later on. By evening, I felt okay. I considered getting a tetanus shot, but shrugged it off, having endured many nails in the past that never led to anything serious (I used to roofing).
I noticed pulsations in my hand like my muscles were flexing on their own. That night I was trying to finish remodeling a bedroom, and began to feel strange. My heart would race and my shoulders began aching. I am not overweight, and I have never had blood pressure or pulse problems before, so this alarmed me. I worked until 2 AM and decided to do a web search on my symptoms. I read that muscle spasms and cramping were tetanus symptoms.
Worse yet, I learned that tetanus lives everywhere—in the dirt, on wood, in the dust on the furniture. I also grimaced to learn that tetanus is more than just lockjaw, but it locks up all the skeletal muscles with severe cramping and seizures. People die in convulsions, gasping for air.
Now, I could not tell if my heart was beating rapidly from an infection or from fear. What I read told me that a high pulse was an early sign of this deadly disease. I told myself I was imagining things, and too much coffee, not tetanus, was to blame for my symptoms. Caffeine did not explain the pings and twitches in my muscles or the recurring chills I felt. I had not told my wife my concerns and did not think I should wake her at that moment. I finally went to bed at 4 AM. Unfortunately, I did not get much sleep from having to visit the bathroom multiple times as my body cleaned out all food and liquid.
At 7 AM, I called a friend who is a midwife and former nurse. She told me to go to a walk-in clinic. She knew I should not play around with this disease. I called an express-care clinic and a nurse told me the tetanus shot was effective only within 72 hours of the cut or puncture wound (there is another shot you can get when hospitalized that will work after the 72 hour limit). My last tetanus shot had been 20 years before. My wife and I had taken my pulse by now, so I told the nurse my heart rate was over 120 beats per minute. She did not think I had tetanus but told me to come in anyway. I did not go in.
I found that walking helped slow my pulse and calm my nerves. That evening, I dug open the scab from the rusty nail wound. A gob of stuff came out of the deep wound. I saw no puss and felt no pain when I sprayed the peroxide. However, the hydrogen peroxide foamed a lot when I spray it inside. I tried to keep that foot bare and exposed so I would not have to wear a bandage. This allowed it to heal from the inside out. While cleaning out the deep wound like this, I should have probed further (in spite of the pain it would have caused). I missed a clump of leaves and dirt way up inside which would cause me problems later.
I expected the worst when I woke up, but had no dramatic symptoms. I felt physically drained and uncomfortable with the idea that something else was living inside my body. After, lunch, my colon emptied itself right away along with something that looked like green bile.
Another restless night. My calf muscle cramped up suddenly when I awoke. It felt like a Charlie horse, but when I stretched my leg the cramp went away. I had been fighting off little cramps like these all weekend. Once, when my infected foot cramped in the arch, I just let it constrict to see what would happen. It started to hurt, and then I flexed and it went away. Muscle twinges agitated my face. My eyelids felt like they wanted to flutter if I did not hold on, and my cheek muscles jerked and flexed. I figured this was lockjaw symptoms and I would lock up soon. All my strength was gone and I could not even undo a garden hose connection.
I went out to pick up natural remedies I had read about online. I tried Aconite, a homeopathic remedy. I got the 30C strength of the Aconite and held six or more of them under my tongue every fifteen minutes. My pulse slowed after a little over an hour of this, and my jaw stopped twitching. I talked to several natural and herbal health practitioners who said they had never dealt with tetanus. Online, I learned that only 50 people get tetanus per year. Most take the dT shot.
I started having trouble with fingers and limbs going numb—as if my blood was not circulating properly. Sometimes I would wake up and not feel much of a heartbeat and then suddenly my heart would pound like a logger’s boot kicking down a door. I woke up this morning to a stiff neck and shoulders as if I were suffering whiplash. When I tried to move my head, it ached badly. I finally knew for sure I had tetanus.
While crying out to the Lord in prayer later that morning, I was interrupted by a return call from a naturopathic doctor who said, “Get some good colloidal silver and take a tablespoon three times a day. And get the NOW brand Beta Glucan, and take two capsules twice a day.” I tried to explain to him what I was taking and he said, “I don’t care. A tablespoon of the best colloidal silver you can find—three times a day, and two caps of Beta Glucan, only from NOW.”
I drove out and bought these items and added what he had recommended to what I was doing already. My wife massaged my tight neck and shoulders with aromatherapy lavender oil in olive oil (I would probably use coconut as a carrier oil now).
I woke up to much less stiffness in my shoulders and neck, but the mid-section of my back had locked up now. Two read lines arched away from the spine and seemed to follow the ribs a bit. Any muscles that had cramped up on me got swollen or puffy.
We learned that tetanus systematically locks up the body muscles starting with the jaw, then the neck and shoulders, the back, the buttocks, the back of the legs, the front of the legs, and usually stops with the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm (breathing muscle). It stops here, of course, because a person suffocates by not being able to breathe any longer. We tried massaging the next muscle groups in advance to keep them from getting hit so hard.
I could only process fruits and fruit juices because all other foods would purge out immediately at this point. New constriction on lower right side of my back and buttocks.
Constriction came to my lower left back and upper legs. I kept taking aconite and hypericum to offset the symptoms of my high pulse. Aconite seemed to help a little, but the hypericum did not seem to do much. My heart felt mushy and uncomfortable.
My heart hurt for a while this morning. My appetite returned at this point and began eating more grapefruit.
My pulse returned to 70 and my heart felt more normal. My extremities had poor circulation still and would go numb if I sat in one position too long. Movement and stretches promote better blood flow, but nighttime made me nervous.
Pain in my abdomen indicated that my kidneys were hurting. This disease seemed to do a roll call my whole body.
I had a recurrence of all the symptoms: stiff neck, sore back, mini spasms, and minor cramping in muscle groups for about an hour each, in succession.
Two weeks later
Had a bad itch between my toes near the area where the dirty, rusty nail punctured my foot and gave me tetanus. I looked and saw what looked like athlete’s foot (which I had not had seen since teen years). When I went to treat it, I found it was like a water blister. It popped open and let out pieces of leaves and dirt. This area had become a pocket of infection above where the wound had healed on the surface of the skin. This is why I say wound care is the most important part of preventing tetanus (most tetanus victims have been vaccinated).
Cleaning out the wound must have stirred up more tetanus toxins because I had another run of symptoms for a day or so. The tetanus disease is not the cause of the symptoms, but the toxins it creates. Those toxins affect the brain, as I understand it, and trigger certain nerves to make the muscles contract (the opposite of botulism toxins, which paralyze a person).
I am not giving medical advice to anyone. I am sure there are things you might be able to add to this to help someone else in the future. For reference, my daily supplements included:
Colloidal silver – 3 tablespoons of 50 ppm
Beta Glucan from NOW – 2 capsules
Vitamin C – a few tablets because studies show Vitamin C can prevent death from tetanus,
Garlic – 5 capsules to fight infection
Olive leaf extract – 2 capsules to fight infection
Grapefruit Extract only from NOW
Bromelain and Calcium to reduce muscle pain
Fish Oil – 2 caps to clean the arteries and heal the heart
Milk thistle – 1 capsule daily to cleanse the liver
Also, Glucosamine sulfate with MSM, Colostrum, Oregano, and Echinacea.
I give all thanks to my Lord Jesus Christ who brought me through this ordeal and spared me from what could have been much worse. I also thank my wife for her moral support. I started by asking, “How do I know if I have tetanus?” and then “How do you treat tetanus?” Now I know how important it is to clean a puncture wound with hydrogen peroxide. I have also learned to soak deep wounds in warm water with a tablespoon of boric acid.
Please share your experiences or insight in the comment section below.
Why do we need acidophilus supplements?
This bacterium dies easy. Eating junky, toxic foods can wipe out healthy bacteria. Antibiotics will also kill much or perhaps all the friendly bacteria in your intestines. Any time a person has taken medication and antibiotics, he or she should follow-up with a regimen of live acidophilus powder for at least a week. To keep the delicate balance of these good bacteria, we should not live on processed food, preserved food, carbonated beverages, and lattes. Raw, fresh foods keep your good bacteria alive, and as a side effect help you live a little longer and happier, too.
How do you take acidophilus?
Get the live product. I know scientists tell us they have technology capable of stabilizing strains of acidophilus, but I choose the real thing. Like most things you ingest, take this in its most natural form possible: alive. Live strains of acidophilus need refrigeration. If you go to buy an acidophilus product from your local health food store, look in the refrigerated section, not the supplements aisle.
We always buy the bottles of powdered acidophilus. Measure it out with a teaspoon or tablespoon into your glass of 100% juice (we use pure pineapple or grape juice). I actually mix the acidophilus powder right into a glass of water or sprinkle it over a salad, watermelon slice, or grapefruit half. It has a light taste on the chalky-sweet side of the palate. Your children will not notice it in any drink or food (as long as they do not see you hide it there).
There are a few other strains of probiotics like acidophilus beneficial to some people—but they do not work for everyone. According to the Right for Your Type concepts taught by Dr. D’Adamo, some of these additional bacteria strains will work against one blood type and for another. To learn more about the genotype strategy for life management, go here and get the book Change Your Genetic Destiny.
What should you not take with acidophilus?
Since acidophilus is alive, do not take it with killing things. Antibiotics, of course, will kill off your good bacteria. If you are taking high doses of a garlic supplement, grapefruit seed extract, iodine, or colloidal silver, take your acidophilus as a follow-up routine once you finish these products. Also, do not take this bacteria powder in a hot beverage, as the temperature will kill it.
Just for the record, frozen yogurt has no benefit with healthy, live acidophilus. Many commercially sweetened and flavored yogurts do not have enough live bacteria to be worth anything either. If you want to take acidophilus in yogurt, find an organic product without flavor or sweetener. The best source of acidophilus we have found is NOW’s live, powdered acidophilus available here.
Those asking, “What is acidophilus?” have a variety of pleasant surprises ahead. Our family has found this friendly bacterium to help overcome staph infections, strep throat, abscessed teeth, an abscessed ulceration of the cornea, flu and stomach viruses, colds, whooping-cough, tetanus, botulism, and salmonella. We have found those uses in addition to the commonly known effects of acidophilus in reducing gas and bloating, stomach cramps, indigestion, gut rot, constipation, and acid reflux. Certainly, we could go on about dozens of other reasons you need these bacteria in your body.
What does acidophilus do?
Acidophilus works to build a healthy flora in your intestines. Most people who know about acidophilus think it only serves the purpose of aiding digestion. However, your whole life depends on your ability to digest food. People would not have to take so many vitamins and minerals if they could adequately access the God-given nutrients locked up in the whole foods we can eat. A poor digestive system will not access the healing properties of most foods. L. acidophilus bacteria, however, works with your body to digest the food you eat.
Scientists think of your gut as your second brain. People with sluggish digestive systems have sluggish minds. People with healthy bacteria in their intestines will thrive with alertness and endurance as they put to use the miracle nutrients in natural food.
What does acidophilus do for disease?
As we add content about diseases and sicknesses we have conquered, we will explain the dosages we use for certain symptoms. Often we use a whole tablespoon of acidophilus three times per day until the condition improves. We have taken this much for over a week at times for serious situations. Once, my wife had to take one tablespoon (12 billion CFU’s) every hour.
Think of disease as bad armies invading your body. When you take probiotics, such as acidophilus, you are deploying good armies to fight off the bad. My wife’s aunt beat of a horrible Candida-like yeast infection with high doses of acidophilus and a couple other supplements. We will not tell you how much to take, but from experience we know what works for us. Our midwife, a chiropractor, and a few other informed people have helped educate us on the disease-fighting properties of lactobacillus acidophilus. Post your experiences in the comment section below; we would love to know how this bacterium has made your life better.
What is the best kind of acidophilus?
We have tried several brands and have found NOW Foods’ acidophilus to be the best product for the money. Put it in the fridge as soon as you get it (it will survive the shipping time until then). We usually buy a dozen bottles at a time. We have found this to be one of the most useful health products for fighting a lot of issues with our children and ourselves. We have shopped around and found one of the lowest prices for acidophilus and all the other top-quality NOW Food products right here.