Articles by Pamela Pickup



Digestion is a huge piece of the wellness puzzle. Once you can digest the food in your stomach, then digested food must go into the small intestine where it can be absorbed into the bloodstream to be distributed as nutrients for the body. You have trillions of bacteria in your small intestine to absorb nutrients. But many times harmful bacteria or yeast can overgrow in your small intestine to decrease the absorption of nutrients from your digested food.

Common Symptoms associated with a Candida problem include:

General Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Concentration or short term memory
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Chronic sinus problems/headaches

Psychological Symptoms

  • Depression
  • Irritability Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Recurring obsessive thoughts
  • Personality changes & mood swing

Candida Home Test


Fill a glass with room temperature tap water first thing in the morning. Then spit into the glass BEFORE you put anything into your mouth. Don't take a drink of water, brush your teeth or anything. Make sure your work up a good amount of spit.
Then observe what happens to your spit. If you observe strings traveling down into the water or your saliva sinks to the bottom or you observe cloudy specks that suspend in the water...

you probably have a problem with Candida.


The New Field of Epigenetics

    Have you ever wondered by there is such an increase in illnesses and why more children are sicker than they used to be?  Well in the new field of epigenetics we find a bridge to explain this.  The bridge is between the use of pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, diesel fuels and other harmful substances that our found in our environment have contributed to the increase of illnesses.  This is because of epigentetic influence.  (Sorrell 2008).  The new field of epigenetics bridges the point where the human body and its genetic makeup are affected by the environment.  It does not refer to the mutation of human chromosomes or genes, but rather to the harmful effect of the external environment stimuli that can affect genes or DNA directly. 

The harmful substances and conditions of our environment can stimulate DNA methylation, which attaches onto a specific place on the gene or DNA.  This is called a methyl tag.  These tags can then change the gene’s expression by turning it on or off the DNA or genes.  Thus producing impaired cellular substances or defective proteins that then produce illnesses.  These illness range  from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver, type 2 diabetes mellitus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and obesity.

This is not a permanent situation, but the genes can be changed back to normally functioning genes.  At our office we have many ways to work with patients to detoxify them from these environmental pollutants.  We do muscle testing to determine what specific environmental substance is causing the disturbance and then work to get it out of the system.  This could involve homeopathic medicine, protomorphogens (which rebuild the genetic structure) or 21-day purification programs. 

The epigenetic effects in infants as a result of exposure to the mother’s smoking cigarettes have produced as increase in sudden death syndrome.  Environmental influences have the most detrimental effect upon the early embryonic stem cells of fetuses when they are developing into mature neurons in the brain.  When mothers have been exposed to high concentrations of hydrocarbons in the air, such as from diesel fuel exhaust, abnormal brain development often results.

The other aspect of this situation is that we need to reverse our environmental pollution.   Harmful nutrients, alcohol, tobacco, environmental pollutants and psychological stress can trigger epigenetic influences and lead to obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus.  So we can help to change this by growing our veg patch with out pesticides, herbicides fungicides or harmful chemicals.  Not using genetically engineered seeds.  Leading a healthy lifestyle, exercise, eating healthy food and striving to have a spiritual life will all help.    We can make a difference – one person at a time.