Unfortunately we encounter toxic chemicals every day in the environment, in our food chain and in buildings (eating establishments, schools etc). There will always be those amongst us who are the “canaries” in-so-far as chemical sensitivity is concerned and who end up suffering from exposure to these chemicals. Fortunately, as many of you will know, it is possible to carry out desensitization programmes which help someone to become less susceptible to chemical “hits”.
NOW is the best time to desensitize against farm chemicals The reason for this is that there should not be any further acute spraying this year. The idea is to desensitize now in time for next season’s exposure.
Farmers need to farm, and there are certain things that they need to do to keep their farms in good condition so as to have adequate pasture. One of these is to control weeds. Indeed, it is laid down in NZ law, that certain weeds have to be controlled (noxious weeds) under threat of being fined and someone else doing the job if necessary. No sensible farmer would allow this situation to occur, and many chose to use chemicals. Even though this is not ideal, I am impressed with the increasing responsibility by farmers towards handling chemicals in the safest possible way. It would be ideal if all farms were run organically, but unfortunately this is not the case, so we need to learn to live with the consequences of the sprays.
All the broadleaf spraying will get underway before calving starts, followed by the spraying of glyphosates (eg Roundup) to brown off the paddocks, prior to planting maize. These will be followed by pre-emergent sprays prior to planting maize and other crops. Next, will follow thistle and other weed sprays. Once the spraying starts at the appropriate time of the season, it is generally too late to start desensitization homeopathics (though not impossible if you prepared to accept the effects of having an acute hit while doing desensitization).
So, as you can see, the first desensization programme to be carried out should be the broadleaf one, followed by the glyphosates (this should be finished before August), followed by the pre-emergents.
Many schools spray walls and behind lockers with D-Cislin (deltamethrin) or alpha-cypermethrin (Bestox) during school break time, to keep down cockroaches. They also spray pre 1st term for flies. Many homes have their walls, ceiling, and window frames sprayed, or have bought into the fiction of safe “natural” sprays as being a better alternative. These spray units (eg 20-second squirt wall sprays that are electronically administered), are advertised as natural sprays implying safety, but this is simply not true. These have a most important word missing and the adverts should read “naturally toxic sprays”. If they kill mosquitos, fleas, flies etc how can any thinking person seriously believe that they are non-toxic, just because the adverts say so. The pyrethrum in these spray units is almost as toxic as D-phenothrin (which is sprayed inside all planes on overhead lockers, by law every two months, for international flights ). It is just that D-Phenothrin has the ability to stick to surfaces and solidify. It then “outgases” by turning directly from the solid phase into a gas, a property which it is extremely good at, compared to pyrethrum, but the toxicity in testing is almost the same. We have a “super chemical complex” which will deal with desensitization of these chemicals. It is best to start now, as this is the time of the year when these are used the least, especially in eating establishments, and in private homes.
Children’s brains are by far the most susceptible to this kind of chemical assault, due to their blood-brain barrier pores being much less tight when they are younger and still trying to develop the degree of selection that adult brains have developed with time. This is one of the main contributing reasons why it is mostly children who get meningitis, compared to adults. Please protect your children’s brains, or put up with the disturbed, silly behavior, the lack of concentration at school, and impaired learning that goes with this interruption to and impairment of their Central Nervous Systems.
Could this be a significant part of the vast increase in ADD, ADDH, “adolescent defiance syndrome” , and decreased concentration, that is now so epidemic? Older generations hardly ever saw fellow pupils like this at school. However, there has been a dramatic increase since, and the reason is poorly understood. There are a whole raft of issues under these umbrellas, which include changes to the sleep patterns, and the amount of sleep that modern children get or don’t get, that add to this.
Spraying in town
Spraying in town is all about cleaning out weeds with glyphosates in the spring, spraying fruit trees and roses, and general garden usage with all sorts of organophosphates, and fungicides. Organophosphate sprays are now at their least usage, and this would be a good time to start desensitization.
White Tailed Spider
It is also appropriate to desensitize against White Tail Spider bites for those unfortunate individuals who are sensitive to the venom of this spider. It is thought that most people are bitten with this spider at night when the spider hunts (which is why most people have no awareness of the event). The primary reaction to this spider is not an infection as the common medical myth suggests, but a venom response followed by the development of sensitivity. De-sensitization can be done at any time of the year.
Which approach is best for me?
Each program should be tailored to an individual’s needs. Thus, BEFORE attempting such a program, each person should ideally first check with me, that they are not in fact carrying a loading of the offending chemical, or white tailed spider toxin, before starting a program. This avoids two complications:
- Any unnecessary strong reactions, which do NOT normally occur if there is none of the offending chemical/toxin already present; and
- Making the desensitization program less than optimal, because of interference with the mechanisms of desensitization.
Desensitization programs are available for the following chemicals and toxins.
- Broadleaf/corn complex (contains corn pre-emergent chemicals)
- Glyphosate complex
- Pre-emergent complex
- Organophosphate complex
- Super chemical complex (containing permethrin, pyrethrum, cypermethrin among others)
- Tordon complex
- 24D Amine, 24D Ethylhexyl complex
- White tail spider (lampona cylindrata)