Lornamead lawsuit – process served

Oops – should have read up on the law some more.   Lornamead filed a motion to quash as they had not been properly served with the lawsuit.   I was under the mistaken impression that the fee I paid for filing included them being served.

So that was taken care of today – I got the needed documents from the Court’s website, filled them in, found a process server a mile from Lornamead’s registered agent’s address and had them served.   Got the proof and sent it to the court.

Gotta love the Internet!


Filing a lawsuit against Lornamead for life-threatening hairspray

I filed a lawsuit today, against Lornamead, Inc, the makers of Aqua Net hairspray. As you may have read, Aqua Net contains the chemical Cyclohexylamine, which is listed in the US as an Extremely Hazardous Substance.

I earlier asked Lornamead to cover the cost of hospitalization in 2008 for Atrial Fibrillation and loss of consciousness brought on by Aqua Net.   Lornamead referred the matter to their insurance company as an insurance claim, and the insurance company denied the claim.   Lornamead apparently intended to ignore the matter henceforth, so I decided they needed to be sued.

It has been an interesting learning experience up to this point.   I had the impression that getting a lawyer to sue someone for damages in the USA would not be that hard – but there are some serious obstacles.   Many big law firms specializing in personal injury cases were not interested.   As there is no precedent, it will take some serious work to prove that Cyclohexylamine caused the harm, and these law firms don’t want to take the risk of doing the work and not winning.   It is akin to being the first person to sue the tobacco companies – many people were told by the law firms that they had no chance of winning against Big Tobacco, but once one person did it against all odds, the law firms piled in.

Compound this with the reluctance of doctors to state that the hairspray was the cause.   Without scientific laboratory proof, they open themselves to lawsuits if they state that hairspray caused the atrial fibrillation and loss of consciousness.

I asked an attorney how to start a case if there is no precedent.  He said that this indeed is hard, since no attorney wants to be the first, unless there is a very high likelihood of winning.

So in the end I filed the lawsuit myself, pro se, in Federal Court.   That should be an interesting learning experience.



Forks Over Knives

A couple years back I read The China Study, the book by Thomas M. Campbell.

The book makes a compelling case for a whole food plant-based diet, from someone who started out advocating meat and dairy before doing the research.

The Forks Over Knives diet is based on this and other research, and the DVD covers the history and research behind it.   Check it out at http://www.forksoverknives.com


Big Pharma vs. Cancer cure breakthroughs

The story of Dr. Burzynski, antineoplastins for curing cancer and the relentless and vicious attacks from the FDA and Big Pharma will inspire and enrage you – and motivate you to action.   Neither the FDA, the big pharmaceutical companies nor the National Cancer Institute want what is best for us.

This is a full-length movie, but it is well worth the time – and actually vital for you to know.  http://burzynskimovie.com/


Science and Consciousness

Here is another article by Peter Russel – the man has an interesting view.


His website is definitely worth a look as well:  http://www.peterrussell.com/index2.php



Wedding – Troy & Karla

I performed the wedding for a beautiful couple – Karla Ulmos and Troy Hindson – on Sunday. About a minute into the ceremony their daughter Kennedy started insisting on breast-feeding. It made for a bit of a distraction and good entertainment. They made it through the ceremony in good spirit, were happily married and had a fabulous party. And Kennedy got what she wanted right after the ceremony.


Boomerang – fantastic email add-on

Boomerang for Outlook or Gmail is a fantastic tool to help be efficient with email and greatly improve scheduling and workflow.

Get it at www.baydin.com or read my article at http://bit.ly/ijg6Fw



Natural Pain Relief

It is amazing how many side effects have to be disclosed on pain medication ads.   And to a large extent, it is even more amazing that we take them despite the side effect warnings.

Mostly because the alternatives are not known.   I have been dealing with joint inflammation due to some allergies, and started using Heal-n-Soothe from the Healthy Back Institute.   As recommended I took 3 capsules twice a day.

After 3 days I realized that the joint inflammation and the pain that goes with it was at least 50% less than normal, and that I hadn’t been concerned or distracted by it for a couple days.   I maintained this for a couple weeks, and then changed my schedule and stopped taking the Heal-n-Soothe.   About 5 days later, the inflammation and pain was back to the earlier level of being rather uncomfortable and distracting.

I have now been taking it again for 2 days and both inflammation and pain levels are back down.

With zero side effects and all-natural ingredients, what is not to love?  And they are giving away free bottles this week.

Philip Jepsen
May 19, 2011



$35,000 Hairspray…Aqua Net…buyer beware

Aqua Net hairspray – buyer beware.

Here is an actually dangerous product in my opinion.   I speak from personal experience.

Using Aqua Net resulted in hospitalization and a health care bill of $35,000, caused by Cyclohexylamine poisoning, if available evidence is anything to go by.   Here are the facts – you decide for yourself.

For a number of years, I used Aqua Net Professional Hair Spray, Unscented Super Hold and Extra Super Hold. I chose Aqua Net because it was unscented.  And while Aqua Net works great at holding hair in place, and is unscented, there were seemingly severe repercussions from using this product.

In the first year of using Aqua Net, while vigorously playing table tennis, I suddenly developed hives and extreme itchiness.   Shortly thereafter I had to lay down to avoid passing out, and then passed out anyway for a few moments.   After a few minutes I felt better and was able to stand again.

While I didn’t realize the cause at the time, what happened was that the extreme motion and sweating from the exercise broke the hairspray hold, resulting in my hair falling in front of my eyes.   Repeatedly brushing my hair back with my sweaty hands transferred the hairspray to my skin.   At least one of the Aqua Net hairspray ingredients was absorbed through my skin.  Following this I had the hives, the itching – and my heart went into Atrial Fibrillation.   The Atrial Fibrillation resulted in very low blood pressure, feeling faint and eventually passing out.

Luckily, my heart rhythm reset by itself within minutes.   Not knowing the cause and not knowing that my heart was affected, I shrugged off the incident as maybe just an allergic reaction to something, maybe a new laundry detergent.

Over the next many years, the hives and itchiness returned every few months at times when I exercised hard and built up a sweat.   I was not able to pinpoint the cause, but badgered my wife into switching laundry detergent several times.

In 2008 I again developed a strong case of hives and severe itching while exercising on a treadmill.   Shortly after that, I felt faint, had to lay down, and eventually passed out, again for a few minutes.   This time though, the faintness persisted and I was unable to raise my head off the floor without beginning to black out.

A doctor determined that my pulse was faint and irregular and thought I might have Atrial Fibrillation.  I was taken to the hospital, where it was confirmed that I had Atrial Fibrillation.  Intensive care, many test and cardiac catheterization followed.  No heart disease or apparent cause of the Atrial Fibrillation was found.   Renal insufficiency (kidney problem) showed up in blood analysis, but no other issues.   After about 24 hours, my heart reset to normal rhythm by itself.   Diagnosis – Lone Atrial Fibrillation – meaning it was unexplained and apparently a one-time occurrence.

My suspicion turned to my Aqua Net hairspray while in the hospital and I resolved to not use it again.

I wore a heart monitor for a month, 24-7.   Despite exercise, sweating and normal activities, there was not the slightest heart problem or sign of arrhythmia or  fibrillation.  Nor hives or itching.   No kidney insufficiencies.  And no Aqua Net hairspray.

It has now been almost 3 years since I was hospitalized and stopped using Aqua Net hairspray, and there have been no signs of heart problems, no hives or itchiness, no feeling faint.   I can and do exercise and sweat heavily without any problems developing, and my wife has not heard a word in this time about switching laundry detergents.

Aqua Net & Cyclohexylamine

So what caused the hives and the Atrial Fibrillation?   Prime suspect number 1: Cyclohexylamine.   It is one of the ingredients in the Aqua Net hairspray I used.   Here is what you should know about it.

  • It is listed as an extremely hazardous substance.
  • Cyclohexylamine can affect you when inhaled and by passing through the skin.
  • Exposure can cause headache, dizziness, light-headedness, and passing out.
  • With repeated exposure the substance may have effects on the skin resulting in chronic disease (scleroderma). The substance may have effects on the blood, cardiovascular system, kidneys and liver, resulting in anaemia, cardiac disorders, kidney impairment and liver impairment.

It would seem that Cyclohexylamine – and Aqua Net hairspray – is dangerous to both your health and your finances and/or your health insure carrier.   At least that is my opinion.   One would think that a known extremely hazardous substance would be kept out of personal hygiene products.

If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation and has been using Aqua Net hairspray, I would be interested in hearing about it.

For more information on Atrial Fibrillation, see also the blog at http://atrialfibrillationblog.com/

by Philip Jepsen


Nubax Trio Review – Back Pain Home Treatment

For any of you with back pain or back problems, the Nubax Trio is an utterly brilliant invention that has relieved a lot of pain and saved a lot of money for me. Read my review at Nubax Trio Review