Monthly Archives: June 2012

Now four months into our Fibromyalgia treatment….

Now four months into our Fibromyalgia treatment, both Greg and I have had a 25% reduction overall in our visible nodules – many are completely gone! I am so thrilled that we both will feel so much better soon!

We started a fibromyalgia reversal protocol that is working and want to share our results and a snap shot of the protocol with you. Most people, ourselves included until recently, truly do not understand the nature of this disease, the fact that it is a syndrome and genetic, or how to recognize it and effectively treat it.

One of my friends at church, who is a chiropractor, gave me the name of a doctor in Marin, CA, who successfully treated one of her patients for fibro, Dr. Melissa Congdon. Dr. Melissa suffered from fibro, was severely disabled by it, and has sufficiently recovered from it to now devote her practice to treating folks with fibro. Both her mother and daughter had it as well and have recovered.

She had me read this book before coming to her, What your doctor may not tell you about fibromyalgia, by Dr. Paul St. Amand, 2nd or 3rd editions. Reading his book was a life validating and changing experience for both of us. Dr. Amand has been researching and effectively treating patients with fibro for years. He himself and several of his family members had the disease.

His research found that fibro is an all-pervasive syndrome affecting the whole body and it is genetic. My mom had 85% of the symptoms and was truly tormented by them. Greg, my husband, his sister, as well as my sister have it. We all have a myriad of symptoms, some similar, some not. Most of my chronic sitting and standing issues, as well as chronic back pain, lack of stamina and energy I now realize are due to fibro. I have been struggling with pain and chronic fatigue my whole life.

What causes fibro? Patients with fibro have a genetic flaw in their kidneys. We are not able to release phosphates and these phosphates combine with water and calcium to form nodules in muscles, tendons and organs! These then cause a myriad of problems and pain as the phosphates build up over a lifetime.

The cure is taking a non-toxic medicine, quaifenison (the drug in musinex) – which allows the kidneys to finally release phosphates. Quaifenison combined with eliminating salicylates (which block the guaifenison from working) from one’s skin/oral products is the protocol, which is well outlined in the book.

One is supposed to feel worse initially until the body has released enough of the stored phosphates and can effectively keep up with the elimination of phosphates. The first four months were pretty intense and we are just now starting to have some better days. As time goes on – better days become the norm! For every year you are on quaifenison – 6 years of stored phosphates are released.

Dr. Amand is 84 years old and will be retiring soon. He and those he works with have trained others how to map the nodules, follow the protocol and have set up an online support network for folks – all in his book. We also keep a daily diary of our progress.
When I read Dr. Amand’s book I knew intuitively his protocol would work. I recommend you buy and read this book and even contact Dr. Melissa if you live in or near the San Francisco Bay Area to talk with her about how to better treat your fibro.

Here is her information:
Dr. Melissa Congdon, MD
500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 507
Corte Madera, CA 94925

We are looking forward to a much brighter future and wish you the same!

Veronica Hughes

Hi, I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Congratulations…..








Hi, I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Congratulations, fellow writer and continue to be inspired. Write on.


Life is full of small blessings each day and one never knows what to expect! Thank you so much for the nomination. Each week I say a prayer and ask for something to blog about and voila! You were an answer to my prayer and my next post arrived at my blog step.

I will continue to write – for my soul and spirit long to share the Good News and treasure hidden within Eastern Orthodox Christianity and our hearts.

God bless you and thank you again for making my day,




An Inspiring, Open, and Non-Judgmental Account of a Woman’s Journey…

5.0 out of 5 stars An Inspiring, Open, and Non-Judgmental Account of a Woman’s Journey From New Age Spirituality to the Orthodox Church,June 1, 2012
By Chris (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews
This review is from: The Pearl of Great Price: The Spiritual Journey of a New Age Seeker to the Light of Christ and the Eastern Orthodox Church (Paperback)

The Pearl of Great Price describes Veronica’s journey from her childhood disenchantment with her guilt-laden experiences as a young Roman Catholic through hypnosis, out-of-body experiences, yoga, the channeling of spirit guides and ascended masters, Buddhism, and finally to the Orthodox Church, which she finally comes to consider her home. I read this book in less than two days. It brought me to the verge of tears at several points. I think it will be helpful to many people, especially to women. I especially appreciate the heroic level of honesty with which she openly shares all of her fears, pains, and insecurities along her journey; this brings a level of genuineness to her work not easily found elsewhere. I also very much appreciate that even though she eventually concluded that much of what she had engaged in before her conversion was wrong, and some of it even demonic, that she nevertheless presented these experiences as stepping stones on her journey to Orthodoxy and showed a real appreciation for the ways in which God had reached out to her through those experiences. I think that is very important to the ability of her story to reach out to others who have had similar experiences and would be turned off by blanket accusations devoid of any nuance that such experiences were completely evil. Instead, she presents them without any judgment, and we experience each chapter of her life as she had experienced it at the time, rather than through the lens of her later judgments, except that she occasionally marvels within these early chapters at how these experiences ultimately led her on her path to a more intimate connection with God. Her approach produces what ultimately is a beautiful and inspiring memoir.