September 7, 2019

Mysterious health problems? You may have been "floxed!"
Some Antibiotics Linked to Serious Nerve Damage
Aug. 27, 2013 -- The FDA is strengthening its warning that a popular class of  antibiotics , called fluoroquinolones, may cause sudden, serious, and potentially permanent  nerve damage  called  peripheral neuropathy . Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics  that are commonly used to treat a variety of illnesses such as respiratory and  urinary tract infections . These medicines include  ciprofloxacin  ( Cipro ),  gemifloxacin  (Factive),  levofloxacin  ( Levaquin ),  moxifloxacin  ( Avelox ),  norfloxacin  ( Noroxin ), and  ofloxacin  ( Floxin ). More than 23 million patients received a prescription for one of them in 2011.

Special radio guest and "Floxie"
Michelle Polacinski
Definitions β€“

Fluoroquinolone antibiotic (noun):  A dangerous class of antibiotics with severe adverse side effects. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics include Cipro (Ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (Levofloxacin), Avelox (Moxifloxacin) and others.

Flox (verb):  The act of suffering from an adverse reaction to a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. 

Floxie (noun):  A person who has been floxed. Floxies suffer in a myriad of ways and display a large variety of symptoms. 
Being floxed can include the following, and more:

Peripheral Nervous System:  Tingling, numbness, prickling, burning pain, pins/needles sensation, electrical or shooting pain, skin crawling, sensation, hyperesthesia, hypoesthesia, allodynia (sensitivity to touch), numbness, weakness, twitching, tremors, spasms.

Central Nervous System:  Dizziness, malaise, weakness, impaired coordination, nightmares,
insomnia, headaches, agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, disorientation, impaired concentration or
memory, confusion, depersonalization, hallucinations, psychoses.

Musculoskeletal:  Muscle pain, weakness, soreness; joint swelling, pain; tendon pain, ruptures.

Special Senses:  Diminished or altered visual, olfactory, auditory functioning, tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Cardiovascular:  Tachycardia, shortness of breath, hypertension, palpitations, chest pain.
Skin:  Rash, swelling, hair loss, sweating, intolerance to heat and\or cold.

Gastrointestinal:  Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.
The Floxie Hope website exists to give HOPE to those who are suffering from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome as a result of being poisoned by fluoroquinolone antibiotics – Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin, etc. It contains stories of healing.

Michelle shares with us her story of devastating fluoride toxicity "floxicity" and how she went about restoring her health.
Michelle used key nutrients and dietary change to restore her health.

Chief among them antioxidants - as you well know if you know me, I would employ the use of aceytlated glutathione , and as you are going to learn from me next time, high-dose melatonin (so exciting!). These are the most powerful antioxidants.

Michelle also worked to remove fluoride from her tissues with selenium and tamarind. Again, if you know me, I would be using iodine along with the selenium. Iodine forces fluoride, chlorine, bromine, and other hallides from the tissues in the body they are occupying as "squatters." Iodine and selenium work as a team.

Michelle used mitochondrial boosting nutrients such as CoQ10, PQQ, lipoic acid, l-carnitine. High dose melatonin and glutathione are also potent mitochondrial nutrient boosters, and, again, if you know me, I call myself The Glutathione Girl and The Mitochondriac!

Magnesium, and in a form I've often recommended for the brain and central nervous system called magnesium-l-threonate . It was invented by researchers at MIT and is unique in its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. Michelle also used magnesium in Epsom salt baths and in topically applied magnesium oil - which actually isn't an oil at all, but the consistency of magnesium chloride, which is what it is, is a bit "oily," hence, the term.

Finally, Michelle changed her diet to one that is Paleo/ketogenic - based.

Also joining me in the studio today is Sue Lucia , a wonderful Wondrous Roots client I strongly suspect has been "Floxed!"
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