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President Trump, like him or not, signed into action the “Right to Try” law. What does this mean for patients? It means that we no longer, as terminal patients, have to wait and die before unproven experimental treatments with the potential to help us are approved by the FDA and we are allowed to try them.

To be frank, I’m somewhat on the fence over this new law. Though it means if I am going to die from my disease, to which point I will argue I was slowly, I can choose for myself whether or not I try a treatment. But it also means that I now am one of the volunteer guinea pigs allowing a for-profit company to pump chemicals derived from who knows what sources into my body and wait to see what happens.


As you might be able to tell, I’m not a huge fan of the Big Pharma. I believe the true healing comes from the Farm in the form of natural medicine through the foods we eat, both plant and animal as well as the plant-based supplements and extracts we consume. Our bodies require trace elements, minerals, and vitamins to developed and heal that can only be absorbed through organic means. Notably, many of the supplements sold at cost-effective prices are either synthetically derived or are simply crushed mineral deposits otherwise know as rocks processed with industrial chemicals.

One ought to note the following list is not complete and new analogs are being developed all the time. Also, the term isolate means that if the word food is not near the name of the substance, it is an isolate, normally crystalline in structure, and is not the same as the true vitamin found in the food.

Did you know?

BORIC ACIDis the rock known as sassolite. Used in weatherproofing wood, fireproofing fabrics, and as an insecticide.

CALCIUM ASCORBATE – is calcium carbonate processed with ascorbic acid and acetone. It is a manufactured product used as a “non-food” supplement.

CALCIUM CARBONATEis the rock known as limestone or chalk. Used in the manufacture of paint, rubber, plastics, ceramics, putty, polishes, insecticides, and inks. Used as a filler for adhesives, matches, pencils, crayons, linoleum, insulating compounds, and welding rods.

CALCIUM CHLORIDEis calcium carbonate and chlorine and is the by-product of the Solvay ammonia-soda process. It is used for antifreeze, refrigeration, and fire extinguisher fluids. Also used to preserve wood and stone. Other uses include cement, coagulant in rubber manufacturing, dust control of unpaved roads, freezeproofing coal, and increasing traction in tires.

CALCIUM CITRATEis calcium carbonate processed with lactic and citric acids. It is used to alter the baking properties of flour.

CALCIUM GLUCONATEis calcium carbonate processed with gluconic acid (which is used in cleaning compounds). It is used in sewage purification and to prevent coffee powders from caking.

CALCIUM GLYCEROPHOSPHATEis calcium carbonate processed with dl-alpha-glycerophosphates. It is used in dentifrices, baking powder, and as a food stabilizer.

CALCIUM HYDROXYAPATITEis crushed bone and bone marrow. It is used as a fertilizer.

CALCIUM IODIDEis calcium carbonate processed with iodine. It is an expectorant.

CALCIUM LACTATEis calcium carbonate processed with lactic acid. It is used as a dentifrice and as a preservative.

CALCIUM OXIDEis basically burnt calcium carbonate. It is used in bricks, plaster, mortar, stucco, and other building materials. It is also used in insecticides and fungicides.

CALCIUM PHOSPHATEtribasic is the rock known as oxydapatit or bone ash. It is used in the manufacture of fertilizers, polishing powders, porcelain, pottery, and enamels.

CHROMIUM CHLORIDEis a preparation of hexahydrates. It is used as a corrosion inhibitor and waterproofing agent.

CHROMIUM PICOLINATEis chromium III processed with picolinic acid. Picolinic acid is used in herbicides.

COPPER ASPARTATEis made from the reaction between cupric carbonate and aspartic acid (from chemical synthesis). It is a manufactured product used as a “non-food” supplement.

COPPER (cupric) CARBONATEis the rock known as malachite. It is used as a paint and varnish pigment; plus as a seed fungicide.

COPPER GLUCONATEis copper carbonate processed with gluconic acid. It is used as a deodorant.

COPPER SULFATEis copper combined with sulfuric acid. It is used as a drain cleaner and to induce vomiting.

DICALCIUM PHOSPHATEis the rock known as monetite, but can be made from calcium chloride and sodium phosphate. It is used as a “non-food” supplement.

FERRIC PYROPHOSPHATEis an iron rock processed with pyrophosphoric acid. It is used in fireproofing and in pigments.

FERROUS LACTATEis a preparation from isotonic solutions. It is used as a “non-food” supplement.

FERROUS SULFATEis the rock known as melanterite. It is used as a fertilizer, wood preservative, weed-killer, and pesticide.

MAGNESIUM CARBONATEis the rock known as magnesite. It is used as an antacid, laxative, and cathartic.

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDEis magnesium ammonium chloride processed with hydrochloric acid. It fireproofs wood, carbonizes wool, and as a glue additive and cement ingredient.

MAGNESIUM CITRATEis magnesium carbonate processed with acids. It is used as a cathartic.

MAGNESIUM OXIDEis normally burnt magnesium carbonate. It is used as an antacid and laxative.

MANGANESE CARBONATEis the rock known as rhodochrosite. It is used as a whitener and to dry varnish.

MANGANESE GLUCONATEis manganese carbonate or dioxide processed with gluconic acid. It is a manufactured item used as a “non-food” supplement.

MANGANESE SULFATEis made from the reaction between manganese oxide and sulfuric acid. Used in dyeing and varnish production.

MOLYBDENUM ASCORBATEis molybdenite processed with ascorbic acid and acetone. It is a manufactured item used as a “non-food” supplement.

MOLYBDENUM DISULFIDEis the rock known as molybdenite. It is used as a lubricant additive and hydrogenation catalyst.

POTASSIUM CHLORIDEis a crystalline substance consisting of potassium and chlorine. It is used in photography.

POTASSIUM IODIDEis made from HI and KHC03 by melting in dry hydrogen and undergoing electrolysis. It is used to make photographic emulsions and as an expectorant.

POTASSIUM SULFATEappears to be prepared from the elements in liquid ammonia. It is used as a fertilizer and to make glass.

SELENIUM OXIDEis made by burning selenium in oxygen or by oxidizing selenium with nitric acid. It is used as a reagent for alkaloids or as an oxidizing agent.

SELENOMETHIONINEis a selenium analog of metbionine. It is used as a radioactive imaging agent.

SILICON DIOXIDEis the rock known as agate. It is used to manufacture glass, abrasives, ceramics, enamels, and as a defoaming agent.

VANADYL SULFATEis a blue crystal powder known as vanadium oxysulfate. It is used as a dihydrate in dyeing and printing textiles, to make glass, and to add blue and green glazes to pottery.

ZINC ACETATEis made from zinc nitrate and acetic anhydride. It is used to induce vomiting.

ZINC CARBONATEis the rock known as smithsonite or zincspar. It is used to manufacture rubber.

ZINC CHLORIDEis a combination of zinc and chlorine. It is used as an embalming material.

ZINC CITRATEis smithsonite processed with citric acid. It is used in the manufacture of some toothpaste.

So, I ask you with the new knowledge that you’re being encouraged by the experts, who are just looking out for your wellbeing, to purchase a box of rocks doused in industrial chemicals to ingest to be healthier… Would you choose to try the experts recommended experimental treatment therapies of Medicine or would you try the unstudied alternative treatment practices and plant-based supplements utilized for hundreds of years with thousands of patients’ testimonies to the healing power of the practiced medicinal art of Homeopathy? One or the other might heal you or kill you but you’re already dying slowly under the supervision of a physician.

Me? I choose to go the latter of the two because at the height of my modern-medical treatments I was at the height of my pain level and was rated permanently and totally disabled by an independent physician other than those treating me at the time. Something had to change and it wasn’t me undergoing the care plan set in place by mainstream medicine, therefore, I chose to walk a different path.

My diagnosis was based upon an outline of the strictest documentable criteria for the disease, the 2003 Budapest criteria for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Today, I doubt would I even come close to receiving the same diagnosis because I no longer present with many of the symptoms required for diagnosis.

What I did is this, I addressed my symptoms by addressing the underlying causes through unpopular methods or green nontoxic alternatives, natural foods and a positive state of mind. How? Admittedly the same way doctors discover if a treatment works, I just started trying things I’d read about.

I began following this Lady, Erin Elisabeth, because the things I’ve researched and read about, thought about, and wondered about align very much with her theories and approach though I don’t necessarily agree with everything she says.

Like Erin, I myself started down the road of recovery privately and like she did I found a level of improvement no doctor offered me. As time passed I found I couldn’t keep the information to myself because the improvements were real and long-lasting.

In trying to regain all that had been lost to this neurodegenerative disease I have found that I, though intelligent, was ignorant to the ways of the food and medical industries. I truly thought there was a level of integrity innate to individuals in these chosen careers only to find the vast majority are in it because of the excellent and lucrative business models that both practicing medicine and filling those scripts provide.

Published by lisa proctor

Since 2012 I have suffered the effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Moreover, through lifestyle changes, I've taken back control of my life and regain much of the independence I thought lost to me. It is for this very reason I wish to share my discoveries with others with the hope that it will serve you as well.

2 thoughts on ““RIGHT TO TRY”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I have been suffering with CRPS for almost a year, struggling to cope. I look forward to implementing your recommendations in hope that it can work for me as well.


    1. Oh please, no, thank you! It’s these little things like your comment validating that I am being heard that keeps me plugging along. If I only ever help one person, it helps make going through the injury; diagnosis; treatment failures; and the random discovery of how to get it under control worth it. I pray you to have all the success I have had and then some! ❤


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