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Floxie Hope Podcast Episodes 27 & 28 – Dawn

Dawn shares her journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity on episodes 27 and 28 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.

Both podcasts can be downloaded through iTunes as well: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Dawn suffered from severe depression, suicidal ideation, and dark thoughts that made her fear for her life. I hope that her story helps others who are going through this to know that they are not alone.

A couple of compounding issues that Dawn had were benzodiazepine withdrawal and breast implant illness. If anyone is suffering from those issues too, Dawn’s story will likely resonate with them too.

Please accept my apologies for both splitting Dawn’s story into two podcast episodes, and for the poor sound quality. My computer that I knew how to produce podcasts on died, and I’m having some issues with my new computer. Thank you for your patience, and for listening to Dawn’s episodes of the podcast despite the poor production quality.

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Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 26 – Tamara

I had the pleasure of interviewing Tamara for Episode 26 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.

Please check out the podcast through this link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

You can also read about Tamara’s journey:

https://floxiehope.com/tamaras-story-cipro-toxicity/

Tamara wrote her recovery story back in 2014. She has since had a beautiful, healthy, vivacious little girl, and her life has changed significantly in the last 4 years.

She speaks about her journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity, and how her life has changed in the last 4+ years since she was hurt by Cipro in this episode of The Floxie Hope Podcast.

Thank you for sharing your journey, Tamara!

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Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 24 – PJ

PJ shared his journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity on Episode 24 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. Check it out!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

PJ was given IV levofloxacin/levaquin and flagyl in the hospital, and afterward he suffered from multiple severe side-effects including debilitating fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, body-wide numbness, pain, inflammation in all his joints, and more.

He has come a long way, and he is 80% recovered.

PJ is wonderfully insightful and inspirational. Please listen to, review, and share, this episode of The Floxie Hope Podcast. Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 23 – Tara

Tara shared her journey through Levaquin-induced fluoroquinolone toxicity in Episode 23 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. Please check it out!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

You can also read more about Tara’s journey in her story:

https://floxiehope.com/taras-story-healing-from-levaquin-effects/

Tara has noted several times that she was not as far along in her journey as she thought she was when she wrote her story. Please listen to the podcast for more information about Tara’s journey. It is not a repeat of her story above.

Also, here is a different podcast that she did with her doctor:

https://floxiehope.com/2016/03/12/true-health-made-simple-podcast-featuring-tara/

Tara gives a wealth of information about her journey, and how complete avoidance of fluoride, along with various homeopathic methods, supplements, and other things, have helped her through the last two years.

Also, here are some notes and resources from Tara to accompany the information she gives in the podcast:

“What I’m told by fluoride experts is that it matters how much fluoride was already accumulated in your system if you get fluoride poisoned or if you are already sensitive to it by genetics or be because of other chemicals or stressors. Also, whether or not a person becomes hypersensitive does not seem to correlate with how badly they are injured. Ex: People who are hurt much worse than me, still may not become hypersensitive. The spectrum of sensitivity may not have anything to do with the amount of injury from what I can tell through research or peoples’ stories.”

“Also, Im not sure if I was clear about the Fluoride Poisoning symptoms – a person does not usually “feel” anything after ingesting fluoride or coming in contact with fluoride – only a hypersensitive person like myself, which is rare -most people who are poisoned because of fluoride just develop symptoms/diseases/disorders due to the enzymes, tissues, and structures that are poisoned. Most people discover they are poisoned from fluoride by getting completely off of it and symptoms get better (damage has to be repaired over time, some damage is not repairable for all people – but there is always hope of better).”

“Coffee – I forgot to mention this most important topic! 🙂 I was not able to drink anything caffeinated – not even a sip – for 20 months – using the SCIO to heal neurotransmitters (Adenosine is neurotransmitter associated with caffeine receptor site – also used SCIO to heal neurotransmitters in general helped immensely, to heal nerves, healing mitochondria DNA, food allergies, and attempting to desensitize from fluoride).

I am more than happy to report I can now drink a small cup of Bulletproof coffee (free of mold), and put Brain Octane (distilled coconut oil  – helps mitochondria for brain energy), butter (also good for brain), and when my fluoride is low enough, I can handle also putting in the Collagelatin powder in the coffee (good way to replace collagen and gelatin) for me. This is all mixed in a food processor together to combine – according to his book, there is a scientific reason why stirring doesn’t have same effects so needs to be blended.  I really like the taste and that it’s mold free. The founder of Bulletproof used to have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, mold allergies, I think also Lyme, etc – so his story is good to read for inspiration – it brought him to a lot of research on mitochondria and health and building this very successful company.
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(This is also the coffee I use for coffee enemas – it does matter that the coffee is pesticide and toxin free as possible – helped with small intestinal bacteria overgrowth SIBO)”

Resources:

Homeopathy – company name White Dove – Vitamin C, Bone Support, Pitui Liquitrophic, Fem Liquitrophic (I get these from my chiropractor’s office)
Solutions 4 supplements (chiropractor’s office)
MitoQ – mitoq.com
Pelican brimac bone char filtration system to remove fluoride – https://www.pelicanwater.com/whole-house-fluoride-filters
Allerphase (allergy/asthma herbal supplement – https://www.tangoherbs.com/allerphase60.html (side note: My son, 10-years-old, was able to get off his allergy and asthma medications – he has been on them since age 3, with the addition of Allerphase and MSM (from mercola.com), as well as getting off dairy/gluten and switching to an organic diet)
Harmless Harvest Coconut Water from Whole Foods (all coconut water is not made equal – some are highly processed – good idea to do some research – this is the one I use)
Infrared sauna – http://www.sunlighten.com/
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Treatment – http://www.oxygenunderpressure.com/ – This is the HBOT Institute I went to – it’s a stand alone chamber by the Kansas City, MO airport – people from all over the United States come here for treatment – sessions were $125-$175 per session, 40 sessions is what was recommended. Expensive but worth getting my brain back.
Books:
Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis by Dr Sarah Myhill
Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe –
The Thyroid Connection by Dr. Amy Myers
The Wahl’s Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls
The Devil’s Poison: How Fluoride is Killing You by Dean Murphy, DDS
Letting Go by Dr. David Hawkins
The Fluoride Toxicity Research Collaborative – http://www.slweb.org/ftrcfluoroquinolone.html
The Truth About Water Fluoridation by Charles Eliot Perkins (1952)
SpectraCell test – for minerals/vitamins/antioxidants/etc – also get test for iron and copper
Dr. David Gulledge, chiropractor for homeopathy, SCIO
Supplements suggested by the Fluoride Toxicity Research Collaborative (FTRC) for fluoride/fluoroquinolone toxicity (they lab tested to find good/cheap brands):
Calcium – solutions 4 brand or FTRC said Standard Process (can get from a chiropractor or naturopath) – fluoride binds to calcium and leaves the body in large quantities
Vitamin C with flavanoids- detoxes fluoride – they said Trader Joes brand with the lemon flavanoids. I do better with homeopath Vitamin C.
B-vitamins – fluoride disrupts synthesis of B-vitamins – (FTRC said Trader Joes brand)
Magnesium – fluoride chelates this mineral as well (FTRC said Kal brand – found at whole foods is good). I use Epsom Salt. If I wasn’t as sensitive to fluoride, I would choose Ancient Minerals magnesium lotion – loved it.
This article was sent to me by my chiropractor- it’s is by Dr. Jack Kruse – about being floxed and what to do about it – good information on staying away from EMFs, fluoride, etc. (I am very sensitive to EMFs since being floxed/fluoride poisoned)
Blue-blocking glasses I use to watch TV, look at my phone or computer – needed since being fluoride poisoned
Thank you for listening!

 

Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 22 – Michelle

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Michelle shared her story of fluoroquinolone toxicity, and her healing journey, in episode 22 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. You can listen to it here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Please consider subscribing to The Floxie Hope Podcast through iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. Thanks!

You can also read about her journey on her web site, https://barefootaya.com/. Here are her posts specifically about fluoroquinolone toxicity and her journey through “mysterious illness.”

The Mystery Illness: Part 1, Symptoms

The Mystery Illness: Part 2, Finding "The Cure"

The Mystery Illness: Part 3, Healing

How to Take Antibiotics

Here are some things that helped her, that she mentions in the podcast:

Genova’s Organix Comprehensive Profile test (the mitochondria urine test)

Michelle is incredibly insightful, thoughtful, and entertaining in her episode of The Floxie Hope Podcast. Please check it out!
Thank you for sharing your journey with us, Michelle!

Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 21 – James

James is featured in Episode 21 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.

Check it out:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-021-james/

James also shared his story in writing, and you can read it here – https://floxiehope.com/james-story-hurt-by-metronidazole-then-cipro/. He goes into more detail in the podcast though, and I highly recommend that you listen in. Thank you for sharing your story, James!

James was 24 years old when he was floxed. He lost his grip strength after taking a single pill. After that, he experienced pain, burning pain in his legs, his eyes hurt, he had floaters in his vision, visual snow, loss of ability to sweat, weight loss, stiff and weak legs, nerve pain, brain fog, and anxiety.

He was acutely sick for 9 months. Even though he has recovered to the point where he is able to do his job again, he is not quite at 100% yet. He’s getting there though. He has a new perspective on health, healing, and happiness that is helping him immensely.

Thank you for listening to James’ insightful and uplifting story!

(Again, I apologize about the sound quality. There is still a lot of beneficial information in the podcast, despite the static and echoes.)

 

Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 20 – Renee

Renee shares her journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity on Episode 20 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. Please check it out:

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-020-renee/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Renee’s written story of her journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity can be found here – https://floxiehope.com/renees-story-cipro-reaction/

Renee had taken fluoroquiolones in the past with no notable adverse reaction. This time though, after taking ONE PILL, the flox BOMB went off in her body and she experienced many devastating symptoms of fluoroquinolone toxicity.

Some keys to her recovery included The Wahls Protocol diet, support from loved ones, and a hopeful, positive attitude.

Thank you so much for sharing your journey, Renee! You are amazing, wise, and greatly appreciated!

 

Dominick Cruz’s Cipro-Induced Tendon Rupture

Dominick Cruz, two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion, was floxed by Cipro. He describes his experience in episode #921 of Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

Starting around minute 53 in the video above (and 1:02 in the downloaded podcast), Dominick Cruz states:

I did research later, I’m now basically a doctor to figure all this stuff out because of all the injuries I’ve been through. But 3 weeks before I fought Mizugaki I had a staph infection on my right thumb that popped up. So I took an antibiotic called Cipro. Now, me trusting the doctors and me not – it’s my own fault, not the doctors fault – I should have read the hazards of the antibiotic. But you kind of trust the doctors and assume, why would he give me something bad, right? Well, Cipro has an after-effect for six months after you ingest it that it weakens your tendons, so it makes them soft like real putty. And so I took it three weeks before the fight – that made it about 2 months after I ingested the Cipro – I was throwing a left high kick – I’d never had a problem with my right knee ever in my entire life, and it just popped throwing a high kick. I pivot on my right leg, throwing my left leg high, and it just popped and I knew right away, obviously, ’cause I’ve done it twice, that I’d blown it out. I remember literally, blowing it out, sitting on the floor, and the guy that I was drilling with was like, “What’s up?” and I was like, “I just blew my knee out.” He’s like, “What? Nothing happened!” It was crazy. It was a weird feeling. What was even weirder was the peace I had sitting there – not even caring. I literally was just – I remember blowing it out and sitting on the ring like, I told Eric, “Come here – You ready for another 9-month ACL reconstructive surgery?” and he’s like, “What? What are you talking about? Your knee’s fine.” I’m like, “No, I blew it out just now.” He’s like, “no you didn’t.” I said, “yes, I did.” And, that was it. So, I start again. I started the rehab again.

The good news for Dominick Cruz, and the hopeful take-away for all of us who have been hurt by fluoroquinolone antibiotics, is that after he went through surgery to reconstruct his blown-out ACL, and after 9 months of rest along with physical therapy, he returned to fighting and won the UFC Bantamweight Championship in January, 2016. Being able to fight in the UFC after experiencing a Cipro-induced tendon injury is huge, and we should all be inspired by Dominick Cruz’s comeback.

I have never talked to Dominick Cruz, nor have I heard anything about his story other than what he shared in episode 921 of The Joe Rogan Experience, so, what follows involves some conjecture. With that disclaimer noted, here are some thoughts about Dominick Cruz’s experience.

Why did Dominic Cruz’s doctor give a professional UFC fighter, an elite athlete, a fluoroquinolone prescription???? What is wrong with his doctor? Is his doctor not aware that tendon ruptures are a well-documented effect of fluoroquinolone antibiotics? He or she should be. It’s on the black box warning label for Cipro, and all other fluoroquinolones. The first sentence of the black-box warning for Cipro, in 2016, stated, “Fluoroquinolones, including CIPRO®, are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in all ages.” Did Dominick Cruz’s doctor think that healthy and strong tendons weren’t necessary for Dominick Cruz to do his job as a UFC fighter? Did Dominick Cruz’s doctor think that it was okay for him to experience tendinitis and tendon ruptures? Maybe Dominick Cruz’s doctor is under the impression that UFC fighters don’t need healthy, strong, flexible, and durable tendons. It absolutely blows my mind that an ignorant fool of a doctor could give a UFC fighter, an elite athlete, and a man with a history of tendon injuries, a drug that has the documented effect of destroying tendons. It is unacceptable for a doctor to prescribe Cipro, a drug that has been shown to cause disabling tendon injuries in thousands of people, and which permanently alter the structure of rat tendons and causes permanent lameness in beagle puppies, as well as permanent disability in humans, to a man whose entire livelihood depends on his ability to use his tendons. That doctor is a dangerous ignoramus, and he should be fired then sued for every penny he’s got.

Every doctor who works with athletes, especially professional athletes, should read the article “Musculoskeletal Complications of Fluoroquinolones: Guidelines and Precautions for Usage in the
Athletic Population” where the first guideline for use  of fluoroquinolones in the athletic population is: “Athletes should avoid all use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics unless no alternative is available.” DON’T PRESCRIBE ATHLETES FLUOROQUINOLONES. It’s not that hard. In Dominick Cruz’s case, he was prescribed Cipro for a staph infection. There are a dozen other antibiotics that treat staph infections, and, according to this list, fluoroquinolones aren’t even the recommended treatment for staph infections. So why was Dominick Cruz given an antibiotic that has the effect of permanently weakening tendons and causing tendon ruptures? What an ignorant, foolish, awful doctor.

Even if the doctor who prescribed Cipro to Cruz wasn’t aware of the recommendations in “Musculoskeletal Complications of Fluoroquinolones: Guidelines and Precautions for Usage in the
Athletic Population,” he or she should have at least been aware of the black-box warning on Cipro which states, in the first sentence, “Fluoroquinolones, including CIPRO®, are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in all ages.” It’s inexcusable for a doctor not to know about the black-box warnings on the drugs that they prescribe. And, assuming that he isn’t ignorant of the black-box warning, why is he prescribing a tendon-destroying drug to an athlete like Dominick Cruz??

In the podcast, it sounds like Dominick Cruz isn’t angry with the doctor who prescribed Cipro. He states, “it’s my own fault, not the doctors fault – I should have read the hazards of the antibiotic.” He’s obviously more generous than I am. Though generosity, even generosity toward those who hurt you, is a virtue, I don’t think he’s right. According to the Learned Intermediary Doctrine, pharmaceutical manufacturers have no obligation to inform the consumer/patient about the dangers of drugs. Dominick Cruz, as the consumer/patient, wasn’t even supposed to be told about the dangers of Cipro. However, his doctor, the “learned intermediary,” WAS supposed to know about the dangers of Cipro. His doctor should have known that it isn’t appropriate to prescribe a tendon-destroying drug to a UFC athlete, and he should have known that there are safer alternative antibiotics that treat staph infections. His doctor should have known better, and his doctor should be held responsible for making such a terrible prescribing decision.

As much as I respect how Dominick Cruz has come to terms with his injuries and found peace and surrender that helped him to recover (described throughout the video/podcast), fighting is what he does for a living, and I’m a little disappointed to hear that he’s not interested in fighting the system that poisoned him and destroyed his tendons. It is not his fault that his tendons were weakened by Cipro (and maybe other fluoroquinolones). It is the fault of the pharmaceutical companies that produce these dangerous drugs and the doctors that prescribe them inappropriately and flippantly. He shouldn’t have been prescribed Cipro for various reasons (staph should be treated with other antibiotics, he has a history of tendon injuries, and he’s an athlete) and the people who endangered him by giving him these drugs should be held accountable. Dominick Cruz probably has the clout to actually fight the people who poisoned him (unlike most of us, who struggle to gain justice for various reasons), and I hope that he does.

The tendon rupture that Dominick Cruz attributed to Cipro was his third tendon rupture, and earlier in the podcast you can listen to him describe his other tendon injuries (both of which he attributes to getting hurt while fighting, not weakened tendons from Cipro or any other fluoroquinolone). I wonder if he had taken Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin, or one of the generic fluoroquinolones prior to his other tendon injuries. He thinks that the effects of fluoroquinolones on tendons only last six months, but, unfortunately, he’s wrong. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can permanently alter the structure and strength of tendons. If he had taken a fluoroquinolone prior to his other tendon injuries, maybe they’re due to the drugs too, and he just hasn’t connected those injuries to the antibiotics. (Or, it’s entirely possible that those injuries were from fighting and training as he asserts.) A young, fit, well-conditioned, athlete like Cruz shouldn’t have weak, easily injured, tendons though. For his tendons to be so prone to injury, something is going on – maybe his tendons were weakened and changed by Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin, or generic fluoroquinolones.

Since Dominick Cruz won back, and defended, his Bantamweight Champion title, it’s tempting to assert that he has fully recovered from his tendon injuries. However, if you listen to the whole podcast/video, Cruz goes on to describe how he now has debilitating plantar fasciitis. His tendons are messed up. His fascia is messed up. I certainly hope that he recovers from the plantar fasciitis, and I hope that he never has another tendon injury again. But I’m betting that he’ll battle tendon and fascia injuries for a while, and that the musculoskeletal destruction caused by fluoroquinolones will end his UFC fighting career. I hope I’m wrong about that.

Another thing that Dominick Cruz mentions in the podcast/video is that the UFC is in constant contact with injured fighters’ doctors. Why is the UFC allowing their fighters to be prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics???? Seriously, these drugs are dangerous, they can cause permanent disability, and there is a black box warning on them that notes that they can increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon ruptures. What is the UFC thinking allowing their fighters, the people who make them money, to be prescribed drugs that can injure, disable, and even kill them? There are hundreds of articles about the dangers of fluoroquinolones RIGHT HERE. They’re not difficult to access. It’s not difficult to see that fluoroquinolones are more dangerous than other antibiotics, especially to athletes who need to have properly-functioning tendons in order to do their job. Yet, the UFC is standing by, watching, while doctors prescribe tendon-destroying drugs to UFC stars–making them miss fights and costing both the athletes and the UFC massive amounts of money. It’s absurd. The UFC has the clout to stop this, and to tell their athletes, and the doctors that work with them, that fluoroquinolones shouldn’t be used on UFC athletes unless there are no viable alternatives. The adverse effects of fluoroquinolones are too severe, and the risk of injury after taking fluoroquinolones is too high, for UFC athletes to be taking these dangerous drugs.

I’m willing to bet that infections are rampant within the UFC, and that there are a lot of “floxed” UFC athletes. Open wounds occur often, mats and other equipment may be cleaned as well as possible, but they’re probably still swimming with nasty bacteria. It’s an environment with a lot of person-to-person contact, sweat, blood, and, inevitably, infections. If Dominick Cruz’s doctor threw Cipro at him to treat a staph infection, I bet the UFC doctors generally throw fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin, and their generic equivalents) at the UFC fighters whenever they get an infection. Fluoroquinolones are powerful, broad-spectrum, antibiotics. They’ll kill the bacteria. They’ll also ruin the tendons of the athlete, and cause disability in those who are unlucky.

Strong, athletic, young, capable, people can get hurt by fluoroquinolones. People like Dominick Cruz, who are at the peak of their fitness and athletic career, can experience weakened tendons, tanked testosterone, and worse, after taking fluoroquinolones. If the UFC thinks that their fighters are too strong to get hurt by these dangerous chemotherapeutic concoctions that destroy mitochondrial DNA, well, they’re wrong–and the athletes/fighters who are taking these drugs are being victimized by the willful ignorance of the doctors who prescribe these dangerous drugs.

I hope that all athletic organizations, coaches, sponsors, and athletes get together and put pressure on doctors to stop prescribing fluoroquinolone antibiotics to athletes. The dangerous and disabling effects of fluoroquinolones are well-documented, and there is no reason to prescribe them to athletes when there are other viable alternative antibiotics. Ruining an athlete’s career with a dangerous drug, when there are safer alternatives, is unacceptable. I hope that more people will wake up to the dangers of fluoroquinolones, and that fewer people generally, and specifically fewer athletes, are hurt by these drugs in the future.

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Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 19 – Ian

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I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing Ian for Episode 19 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.

Check it out!

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-019-ian/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Ian was an Olympic athlete prior to getting “floxed” by Levaquin. He has experienced severe fluoroquinolone toxicity symptoms, including multiple tendon tears that put an end to his cross-country ski racing career. Athletes should NEVER take fluoroquinolones. Ian went from being in the 2002 Olympics, to barely being able to walk around the block. If it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone. Please warn all your loved athletes so that they never take these dangerous, disabling antibiotics.

Ian is incredibly wise and insightful. His advice about how to face fluoroquinolone toxicity emotionally, mentally, socially, and psychologically is incredibly valuable. Please take the time to listen to him, and consider sharing this podcast with friends, family, and other loved ones. Ian’s measured and thoughtful voice of wisdom will help them to understand fluoroquinolone toxicity.

One thing that has recently helped Ian is KT tape. He posted this:

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I had to let my body cure itself for 8 years, but then this KT and cloth tape job along with compromising my technique is what is enabling me to ski. I use about $25 worth of tape per week! I do this tape job on both legs every time I go out. I am very grateful to be able to ski some again!

Thank you all for listening!

I apologize for the poor sound quality. My voice echoes at the beginning of the podcast. Feel free to skip what I say – it’s not near as important as what Ian says. 🙂

 

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Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 18 – Clara

I had the pleasure of interviewing Clara for episode 18 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.

Please check it out!

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-018-clara/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

You can download all episodes of The Floxie Hope Podcast through any podcatcher app that connects to iTunes.

In this episode of The Floxie Hope Podcast Clara goes over her fluoroquinolone toxicity symptoms, as well as some things that have helped her. She gives wonderful insight and advice!

After taking Cipro, Clara’s toxicity symptoms included:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Getting sick easily / suppressed immune system
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • And more

Clara has improved greatly with the assistance of a naturopathic doctor who focuses on balancing her hormones. She has also benefitted from an anti-candida diet, and several supplements. Please listen to the podcast for more information about her journey.

Thank you so much for being on the podcast, Clara! Your journey is inspirational and valuable!

 

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Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 17 – Scott

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Scott is featured on Episode 17 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. You can listen to his insightful podcast through this link –

You can also download the podcast onto your phone or other device through any podcatcher that connects to iTunes. Thanks for listening!

Please note that this podcast is over two hours long because of some technical difficulties on my (Lisa) part. We recorded the podcast twice, and both recordings are included. The first part of the podcast is actually the second interview. I included it first because the sound quality is better on it. The second half of the podcast is actually the first interview. If you can stand the horrible sound quality (SORRY!), feel free to listen to it first. It starts around the one hour seventeen minute mark. This cartoon reflects the tone of the first (second recorded) part of the podcasts:

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The second part of the podcast (first recorded) goes over more of Scott’s journey. Here are some notes from his journey that are helpful. From Scott:
  • One thing I forgot to mention during BOTH podcasts (LOL!) is that when I was in a lot of pain, it turns out that daily meditation helped my mental agony over my situation. It didn’t necessarily make the pain go away (although a few times, it felt like the pain disappeared during the meditation), but it definitely helped me mentally & emotionally deal with my situation much better. I use an app called Headspace, which talks you through daily 10-minute meditations.
  • Myofascial Release was my first glimmer of hope that maybe I could beat this thing. My first myofascial release session with Jody Hendryx of Verde Valley Myofascial Release in Sedona, Arizona was the first time that my pain disappeared in my ankles. I tried about 15 different myofascial therapists before realizing that Jody was the most skilled one that I could find, so I would recommend to people that they shop around to different myofascial therapists if they’re not feeling results.
  • I definitely recommend acupuncture visits and chiropractor visits. For chiropractor visits, The Joint is a nationwide company that I’ve been using with great results.
  • Collagen seems to have helped with some of my snapping tendons, although I still have many tendons that are still snapping. This is the brand of collagen that I take, mixed in with whole-milk yogurt (never fat-free nor low-fat yogurt): Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • I found The Flox Report PDF to be very helpful for me, with a bunch of great hidden tips. The Flox Report does make it clear that not everybody can heal themselves from fluoroquinolone toxicity, but there are charts & tables which help you figure out where you fall on the spectrum of toxicity.
  • A very high-fat diet positively impacted everything for me with my health. I felt dramatic health improvements after starting this way of eating. Specifically, my diet is “high fat, medium protein, low carb, no sugar”. Some excellent books on this topic:
Great high-fat foods: Grass-fed butter, coconut oil, coconut milk (unsweetened), coconut flakes, avocados, guacamole, high-fat cuts of meat, high-fat cheeses (particularly raw cheeses), heavy whipping cream (unsweetened), olive oil, frying in lard/beef tallow/duck fat/ghee, eggs with yolks, sour cream, cream cheese, whole milk yogurt, seeds of all sorts (chia, hemp, sunflower), cacao (nibs/butter/beans), grass-fed & high-fat beef, ribeye steaks, pastured chicken WITH SKIN (that’s where the fat is), fatty bacon, fatty sausage, olives of all types, macadamias & macadamia butter, almonds & almond butter, pecans & pecan butter, walnuts & walnut butter, cashews & cashew butter, baking with almond flour/coconut flour/hazelnut flour/flaxseed meal.
Supplements & powerful foods that have helped me:
For nervous system (brain fog +  peripheral neuropathy):
For energy (chronic fatigue) + mitochondria repair + DNA repair:
For tendons:
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Other Resources:
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Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 16 – Amber

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Amber for Episode 16 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. You can listen to the podcast through either of these links:

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-016-amber/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Note that all episodes of The Floxie Hope Podcast can be downloaded through any podcatcher. Just go to your app store, type in “podcatcher,” download whichever podcatcher you prefer, and search for “Floxie” – the podcast should pop up and you should be able to download it from there.

You can also read Amber’s story here – https://floxiehope.com/ambers-recovery-story-cipro-toxicity/

Amber’s fluoroquinolone toxicity symptoms included:

  • Brain fog – Even though I had a hard time concentrating I still had work and school and was not about to stop either.
  • Eye issues – including pain, light sensitivity, and dry eye.
  • Bee stings throughout my body
  • Vibration sensations
  • Muscle twitching
  • Pain in my legs- I had a hard time walking up the stairs to my apartment.  I would feel like I just ran a mile when I only took a few steps.
  • Anxiety
  • Sensitivity to alcohol and caffeine.
  • Sunburnt sensation all of my body
  • Hot spots on my legs
  • Migraines
  • Back ache

One thing to note is that Amber’s symptoms were significantly delayed. It’s difficult to connect cause to effect when a drug causes symptoms months after administration of the drug has stopped.

Amber’s message of hope to all of you is her encouragement to NEVER GIVE UP. When the “flox bomb” was going off in her, she had neurological problems and anxiety that were difficult to get through. She made it though. I hope that you find her story, and her podcast, to be encouraging!

 

 

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Podcast Participants Wanted

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There are 15 episodes of The Floxie Hope Podcast available at http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/ and https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010. Each interview on The Floxie Hope Podcast is valuable and informative, and I encourage each of you to listen to the stories of your fellow floxies by downloading the podcast.

So far, episodes of The Floxie Hope Podcast have been downloaded 14,500 times. Thank you to everyone who has listened to the podcast!

Unfortunately, I’ve gotten a bit lazy when it comes to recording and releasing new episodes of The Floxie Hope Podcast. I’d like to change my momentum, and start putting up new podcast episodes again. If you are interested in being interviewed for The Floxie Hope Podcast, please reach out to me. You can reach me through this Contact form (please note in your message that you are writing because you’re interested in being on the podcast):

Everyone who has a fluoroquinolone story to tell is welcome to be on the podcast. Though I think that listeners appreciate tips and advice, you don’t need to be recovered in order to share your story on the podcast. All are welcome.

In addition to stories from floxies, I’d also love to interview the loved ones of floxies. If a spouse, child, parent, or other loved one of a floxie wants to be on the podcast, I’d love to interview them too.

I’m available to do interviews most evenings and weekends. If you’re interested in sharing your story on The Floxie Hope Podcast, please let me know. Thanks, and I look forward to speaking to you!

 

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Discussing Fluoroquinolone Toxicity on Lyme Ninja Radio

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I had the pleasure and honor of being interviewed by Mackay Rippey for Episode 92 of Lyme Ninja Radio. Please check it out and share it with your friends:

http://lymeninja.com/92-lisa-bloomquist/

Too many people with Lyme Disease have been poisoned by fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones are dangerous, cell-destroying drugs that add insult to injury for people who are already suffering from Lyme Disease. I understand that people with Lyme often need to use antibiotics to fight the Lyme infection, but fluoroquinolones can do more harm than good for people already suffering from multi-symptom, chronic illness. There are safer antibiotics available. I encourage all of my friends with Lyme Disease to seek safer antibiotics to treat their disease.

Here is a post about Lyme and Fluoroquinolone Toxicity – Lyme Disease and Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics.

Thanks for listening!

 

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True Health Made Simple Podcast Featuring Tara

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In episode 31 of the True Health Made Simple podcast, Tara speaks out about her experience with fluoroquinolone toxicity. Please listen and share!

http://truehealthkc.libsyn.com/podcast/031-what-you-need-to-know-abut-the-most-dangerous-class-of-antibioticsfrom-a-patients-perspective

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-health-made-simple/id1015211573?mt=2

When Tara sent me the link to the podcast she said, “I just wanted to share – some doctors, like mine – are wanting to get the word out about the dangers of fluoroquinolones so my doctor interviewed me about my story. I let the listeners know to get more info go to floxiehope.com or the QVF website. I think it brings hope to know some doctors really do care.”

It is PHENOMENAL that Tara’s doctors wanted to interview her to spread the word about how fluoroquinolones negatively affected her life, and that Tara was willing to speak out and be interviewed. A HUGE THANK YOU to Tara and her doctors at True Health!

More about Tara can be found on “Tara’s Story – Healing from Levaquin Effects.

Information about True Health can be found on their web site, http://www.truehealthkc.com/, and through their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TrueHealthKC.

Thank you for listening and sharing! Great job, Tara!

 

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Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 15 – Richard

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Richard for episode 15 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. Please check it out –

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-015-richard/

At the age of 23, Richard was “floxed” by a single pill of Avelox (while he was also on NSAIDs). For the following 4 months he was acutely ill, and for ten months following that he was slowly recovering. Richard goes over his journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity in the interview – what helped, what hurt, and what he learned along the way. He has excellent advice to share with all of you.

Thank you very much for listening!

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Bulletproof Radio Interview

I had the honor of being interviewed by Dave Asprey for Bulletproof Radio, one of the best, and most popular, health podcasts in the world.

Check it out!

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https://www.bulletproofexec.com/lisa-bloomquist-know-antibiotics-restore-mitochondria-263/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulletproof-executive-radio/id451295014?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Please subscribe to Bulletproof Radio, download episode #263, “Know Your Antibiotics & Restore Your Mitochondria” and tell all your friends to do the same. Thank you!

Bulletproof Radio has more than 1,000,000 subscribers, and to be able to reach that many people with information about fluoroquinolone toxicity is, potentially, a very, very, very big opportunity, and a very big deal for the “floxie” community.

Where do I even begin describing what an honor it is to have the opportunity to be featured on Bulletproof Radio, Dave Asprey’s popular and influential podcast?

Dave Asprey is the ultimate Bio-Hacker. (You can read about his biohacking endeavors in this article – http://www.mensfitness.com/life/entertainment/inside-personal-health-laboratory-bulletproof-coffees-dave-asprey-worlds-most.) He has sought to optimize his health and performance in all areas, and he has shared his optimal diet, as well as supplement tips, on his web site, https://www.bulletproofexec.com/, and in his excellent book, The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life.

According to his bio on facebook, “Dave Asprey is a, biohacker, Silicon Valley investor, entrepreneur and the man behind Bulletproof® Coffee. He is the founder of Bulletproof Nutrition, which reaches more than 1.5 million visitors monthly. His top-ranked podcast, Bulletproof Radio, has 9+ million downloads. He has also been featured on the Today show, Nightline, CNN, and in Financial Times, Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, Vogue, Marie Claire, Slate, Forbes, and more. He lives with his family in Victoria, British Columbia.”

And, according to the iTunes summary of Bulletproof Radio, “Bulletproof Executive Radio was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $250,000 spent on personal self-experiments. From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, high tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tried everything himself, obsessively focused on discovering: What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything? Welcome to being Bulletproof, the State of High Performance where you take control and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or just acting like a stressed-out a*****e. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way. Technology has changed the rules. Follow along as Dave Asprey and guests provide you with everything you need to upgrade your mind, body, and life.”

It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to share information about fluoroquinolone toxicity on Bulletproof Radio. Thank you for listening!

 

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Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 14 – Dr. Terry Wahls

It was an absolute HONOR to interview Dr. Terry Wahls for episode 14 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. Dr. Wahls has inspired millions of people with her personal story of putting progressive multiple sclerosis (M.S) into remission through diet and lifestyle changes. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat all Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles. In addition to reversing the course of various autoimmune diseases, the Wahls Protocol has helped thousands of people to recover from mysterious chronic illnesses like Lyme Disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E, and fluoroquinolone toxicity.

In this interview, Dr. Wahls and I discuss how mitochondria can be repaired through diet and lifestyle changes. We go over the basics of The Wahls Protocol diet, and we discuss how everyone who has been hurt by a mitochondrial poison can nourish their cells. Information about Dr. Wahls can be found on http://terrywahls.com/.

You can listen to the podcast through these links:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-014-dr-terry-wahls/

Please accept my sincere apologies for the horrible sound quality in the first 5 minutes of the podcast. It is better after the 5 minute mark, so please hang in there and listen past the fuzziness at the beginning.

Renee’s story illustrates how helpful The Wahls Protocol is for those suffering from fluoroquinolone toxicity – https://floxiehope.com/renees-story-cipro-reaction/.

Dr. Wahls’ TED talk has been viewed more than 2.2 million times and has inspired and touched every person who has viewed it. I encourage you to listen to the podcast, buy the book, and watch Dr. Wahls’ inspirational TED talk

 

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The Mitochondrial Link – Fearless Parent Podcast #81

In my first episode as a host of the Fearless Parent Podcast, I interviewed Dr. Chris Meletis about mitochondria, and how mitochondrial damage relates to health and chronic illness.  Dr. Meletis is brilliant and insightful and it was an honor to have him on the show!

You can learn more about the show, and download it, from this link:

http://fearlessparent.org/radio-blog-the-mitochondrial-link/

Or, you can get it through iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fearless-parent-radio/id761449886?mt=2

Information about Dr. Meletis and his practice in Beaverton, Oregon, can be found on http://www.drmeletis.com/.  Dr. Meletis is changing the world’s health, one person at a time, through books, lectures, podcasts and his practice of naturopathic medicine.

A couple of Dr. Meletis’s wonderful articles on mitochondria are:

Mitochondria Resuscitation: The Key to Healing Every Disease

Mitochondria: The Missing Link in Hormone Therapy

They are highly recommended.

What does this have to do with fluoroquinolone toxicity?  Fluoroquinolones have been shown to damage mitochondria, the energy centers of our cells, so mitochondrial health and fluoroquinolone toxicity are tightly linked.

Thank you for listening and for sharing this podcast!

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 13 – Kim

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In Episode 13 of The Floxie Hope Podcast, Kim shares her story of fluoroquinolone toxicity.  Kim became ill in 2013 from Levaquin/levofloxacin combined with steroids, that mixed with several other toxins, to cause her to have severe dysautonomia and to be couch-bound for years.

One thing that Kim suggested is getting a hair analysis to detect vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  She was able to get a hair test from her functional medicine doctor who can be found at http://www.afunctionalapproach.com/.  Kim’s functional medicine doctor helped her with many other things too.

You can listen to Episode 13 of The Floxie Hope Podcast through these links:

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-013-kim/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Reviews of the podcast on iTunes are greatly appreciated!

A note regarding The Floxie Hope Podcast:  Not all the stories told on the podcast are going to be recovery stories.  I want to share all stories of fluoroquinolone toxicity on the podcast, not just the ones from people who are fully recovered.  Kim is still quite sick.  She has improved, but she is not yet recovered.

If you would like to share your story on The Floxie Hope Podcast, please let me know through the “contact” link on this page.  Thank you!

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 12 – Elise

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Elise for Episode 12 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.

Elise shares a lot of valuable information in her podcast.  She goes over her long journey of fluoroquinolone toxicity, and things that she has done to heal, in the podcast.

You can listen to the podcast through these links –

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-012-elise/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Elise has generously offered to help anyone who wants to reach out to her –

Elise’s facebook info: https://www.facebook.com/elise.child.5

Email: elisedchild@gmail.com

In the podcast, Elise mentions that her naturopathic doctor, Dr. Cynthia Buxton, has helped her immensely.  Dr. Buxton can be found through this link – http://naturalhealthcarenw.com/?p=346

Elise was also helped by eating for her blood type.  Information about that can be found here – http://www.4yourtype.com/

The TQI diet also helped Elise – http://toquietinflammation.com/

Univera Xtra also helped Elise – https://www.newunivera.com/en-us/search?Text=xtra&Area=Products

Elise also found Cleansing/gut health options to be helpful: https://humaworm.com/, http://www.renewlife.com/herbal-cleansing/paragone.html

Liver support: Elise currently takes a tincture with milk thistle, dandelion, etc.

Elise noted, “I forgot to mention the value of amino acid therapy in my own healing, which can be extremely helpful with depression, anxiety, insomnia, getting off of antidepressants, etc. I feel it is very important to do this with one’s doctor for dosage, length of use and quality of supplements. Amino Acid Therapy Info: (some examples, lots of info out there) http://www.neurogistics.com/thescience/aminoacids.asp, http://www.antianxietyfoodsolution.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Anxiety-mood-emotional-eating-sugar-cravings-mood-quiz-by-Trudy-ScottV2.pdf

If you have any questions about any of these products, please contact Elise.

Thank you for listening to The Floxie Hope Podcast!  Stay hopeful, friends!

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 10 – Ariel

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In Episode 10 of The Floxie Hope Podcast Ariel shares her journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity.  Ariel felt and looked like she had aged 15 years in a matter of just a couple months after she took ciprofloxacin to treat a urinary tract infection.  She also suffered from anxiety, insomnia, depersonalization and many areas of her life falling apart.  Though Ariel is still going through her fluoroquinolone toxicity journey, she has learned many life lessons along the way.  She has found her strength and joy has returned to her life.  Ariel brings beautiful perspective to the journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity.

You can listen to Episode 10 of The Floxie Hope Podcast featuring Ariel through these links:

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-010-ariel/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Reviews on iTunes are greatly appreciated!  Thank you very much for listening to The Floxie Hope Podcast!

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 9 – Rick Radcliff

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In Episode 9 of The Floxie Hope Podcast I had the opportunity to interview Rick Radcliff.  Rick is a long-time flox survivor.  He was hurt by Avelox/moxifloxacin ten years ago.

In the ten years that Rick has been a floxie, he has learned a lot about fluoroquinolone toxicity.  He reveals a lot of interesting information about the links between fluoroquinolone induced mitochondrial damage and thyroid health.  Balancing his hormones has helped him to improve immensely.

Please listen to Rick’s story and share it with your friends.  Thank you!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-009-rick-radcliff/

As always, reviews of The Floxie Hope Podcast on iTunes are greatly appreciated!

 

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Interview of Lisa Bloomquist on The Infectious Myth

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David Crowe, the host of the podcast and radio show, The Infectious Myth, interviewed me, Lisa Bloomquist, about fluoroquinolone toxicity.  The show first aired on January 13,  2015.  Here is a link to the show notes and media-player for the show –

http://prn.fm/infectious-myth-lisa-bloomquist-fluoroquinolone-antibiotics-01-13-15/

Thank you very much for listening to the show!  Please share it with your friends too.  The more people talking about fluoroquinolone toxicity, the better!

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 6 – Ruth Young

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It was an absolute pleasure to interview Ruth for Episode 6 of The Floxie Hope Podcast!  Ruth shares a wealth of information in this podcast.  Ruth’s healing story can be found here:

https://floxiehope.com/ruths-story-cipro-toxicity/

In both her written story, and the podcast, Ruth shares information about the mitochondrial support supplements that helped her through her journey through cipro-induced fluoroquinolone toxicity.  She discusses the importance of magnesium, and how magnesium malate and magnesium threonate helped her.  She also goes over how MitoQ, Idebenone and PQQ helped her.

Episode 6 of The Floxie Hope Podcast, featuring Ruth, can be listened to through the following links:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-006-ruth-young/

Ruth mentions that she was helped greatly by Dr. Whitcomb.  Here is information about Dr. Whitcomb – http://www.livelongmd.com/index.asp?pid=3.

Thank you very much for listening to The Floxie Hope Podcast!

Reviews of The Floxie Hope Podcast on iTunes are GREATLY appreciated!

If you have any topic suggestions, or if you would like to be on The Floxie Hope Podcast, please let me know.  You can reach me through the Contact link on this site.

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 5 – Rose Casanova

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Rose joined me for Episode 005 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.  In this episode, Rose shares her journey through fluoroquiolone toxicity and discusses how getting floxed changed her perspective on medicine.

You can listen to Episode 005 of The Floxie Hope Podcast through iTunes –

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

It will be greatly appreciated if you log into iTunes and leave a review of The Floxie Hope Podcast.  Subscriptions through iTunes (or any other podcatcher) are greatly appreciated too.  Thanks!!

You can also listen to the podcast directly through this link –

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-005-rose-casanova/

Thank you very much for listening to The Floxie Hope Podcast!  Getting our voices out there, and telling our stories, is helpful.

Thank you, Rose, for sharing your story!!!!

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 4 – Holidays 2014

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Happy holidays, my friends!  Merry Christmas!  Happy Hanukkah!  Festive Festivus!  I hope that you have a wonderful, healing holiday season and a happy new year!  I know that 2014 was a difficult year for many of you, and I hope that 2015 is better!

Here is episode 4 of The Floxie Hope Podcast –

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

The Floxie Hope Podcast web site – http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode4/

In episode 4 of The Floxie Hope Podcast I go over how difficult Christmas was when I was first floxed, and note how far I’ve come.  I also point out that there are some influential doctors and pharmacists reading Floxie Hope.  Keep screaming, my friends – people are listening!

I truly hope that the holidays are filled with love and laughter for each of you!
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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 3 – Rachel Brummert

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Rachel Brummert, Executive Director of the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation, is interviewed on Episode 3 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.  Rachel goes over her history with fluoroquinolone toxicity; and gives information on the history, mission and activities of the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation (QVF).

The QVF is engaged in research, advocacy, outreach and other activities related to helping victims of fluoroquinolone toxicity.  The Mission of the QVF is to understand and reduce Quinolone/Fluoroquinolone Toxicity as a cause of human suffering in the world.

Per the QVF’s web site, www.saferpills.org, they fulfill this mission by networking medical professionals and researchers; fostering, initiating, and directing fundamental research to discover underlying toxicity mechanisms; funding research that will produce the most promising results; translating new discoveries into effective medical practices, therapies and public health approaches; and develop and applying discovered knowledge to educate the medical community and help alleviate individual suffering.

You can learn more about the QVF through listening to Episode 3 of The Floxie Hope Podcast.  It is available through the following links:

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Floxie Hope Podcast Web Site – http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/floxie-hope-podcast-episode-003-rachel-brummert/

Thank you for listening!

Please share The Floxie Hope Podcast with your loved ones and help us to get the word out about the dangers of fluoroquinolones.  Thank you!

All reviews of The Floxie Hope Podcast on iTunes are appreciated!

Enjoy!

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Eposode 2 – Nick Luciano

Nick Luciano joined me for the second episode of The Floxie Hope Podcast.  In it, Nick describes his journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity induced by Cipro.  Nick went from being a law enforcement officer who worked out daily to being close to bed-bound.  He was unable to work for more than three months after taking Cipro.  He has since recovered most of his health.  His story of healing can be found here – https://floxiehope.com/nicks-story-recovery-from-cipro/

You can listen to Nick tell his story on the podcast through iTunes –

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

Please subscribe via iTunes too, and you will automatically get The Floxie Hope Podcast downloaded to your phone or computer every time an episode comes out.

If you like this episode, please leave an iTunes review.  All reviews are appreciated!

You can also download this episode of The Floxie Hope Podcast through www.floxiehopepodcast.com

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/floxie-hope-podcast-episode-002-nick-luciano/

Thanks for listening, sharing, and spreading the word about fluoroquinolones!

 

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The Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 001

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With this post, I am officially launching the FLOXIE HOPE PODCAST.

You can listen to the Floxie Hope Podcast through several methods.

First, you can download it from iTunes using THIS LINK.  You can also subscribe to the Floxie Hope Podcast through iTunes.  Please do – and thanks!!

Podcatchers should be able to catch it from iTunes and download it to your phone or other device.

Or, if you prefer, you can stream the podcast directly through your computer by clicking on any of these links:

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com

Episode 001 of the Floxie Hope Podcast in its own window

If you are interested in being interviewed on the Floxie Hope Podcast, please let me know.  The best way to reach me is through the “Contact” page on this site.

I want to interview people about all things related to fluoroquinolone toxicity.

As you can probably tell from my introductory episode, I’m not completely comfortable on the microphone quite yet.  I’ll get there, I’m sure.  But it would be really nice, and less painful for my listeners, if someone else was conversing with me on the podcast.  I look forward to hearing your stories on the podcast!

Thanks for listening!

 

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