Physical Health

Healing Chronic Disease

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“I Can Make Diseases Disappear”…

…says the honest medical doctor featured in this enlightening TEDx Talk. Like every other medical doctor, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee was trained in medical school to prescribe medications. But after his own infant daughter nearly died from an extreme deficiency in calcium and vitamin D, he realized his education was not complete and decided to get fully educated. Medications only suppress symptoms, while letting the cause of chronic disease go untreated thus causing more problems. If that’s enough to motivate you to start watching this excellent video, go ahead. If not, please read my summary below and then decide.

Chronic disease disappears when we find and eliminate the underlying cause.

Summary: Medications can be lifesavers for acute illnesses, like pneumonia, bronchitis, infections, etc. However chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, IBS, acid reflux, GERD, and heart disease, all can be caused by a variety of different underlying issues. Like Naturopathic doctors, Dr. Chatterjee, has learned how to identify and treat the cause of chronic illness.

He understands that even so-called psychological disorders aka mental illness – anxiety disorder, depression, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimers, and more – all can be reversed at the cause level. But the causes can be different for different individuals, and this takes time and diligence to achieve. Most medical doctors can only allow 7.5 minutes per patient visit!

Chemical imbalances start with processed junk food, shallow breathing and chronic “fight or flight”.

Here’s one example of a cause that is not discussed in the video. Psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, are usually considered by doctors to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. When you’re trained to prescribe drugs (chemicals) it is easy to forget that there must be a root cause for the imbalanced brain chemistry!

One recently discovered cause begins with the balance of bacteria in the gut (aka “the microbiome”), which Dr. Chatterjee does touch on in the video. I won’t bore you with all the details, but a chain of reactions to that bacteria imbalance leads to a “loosening” of the blood brain barrier. The brain is no longer protected from all the stuff in the blood that doesn’t belong in the brain! The beginning of that chain reaction? Decisions you make about what you do and don’t put in your mouth.

Okay, but why do some people LOVE eating foods like organic kale, broccoli, fermented foods and gluten free foods, while others find it disgusting or impossible?  Sliding down the “rabbit hole” a bit further, we find the culprit: emotional and spiritual imbalances.  Yet even these “causes” stem from deep-seated beliefs held secretly in the subconscious mind. Don’t believe me? Click here to discover a common belief (aka “conditioned response”) that literally deprives the brain of oxygen when it’s needed most. And if you agree that “crying is a sign of weakness,” you really need to click here!

Cure chronic mental illness and physical disease

Nutrition is key for body and brain health.

Like me, Dr. Chatterjee looks for nutritional imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, microbiome imbalances of gut bacteria, as well as emotional stress and chronic inflammation. I also work with Transformational Breath, EFT Tapping, and Reverse Therapy.

Then we work together to bring your body, mind, emotions and spirit into balance and… voila! Disease disappears.

Take a listen to the video if you haven’t already. It’s 18 minutes well spent.

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Media Tells Medical Fairytales

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“Our love of ‘significance’ pollutes the literature with many a statistical fairy-tale.”

~ Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet

Richard Horton, BSc MB FRCP FMedSci

Richard Horton, BSc MB FRCP FMedSci

You might expect Fox News or CNN or SOME mainstream news show to report it when a statement like the one above gets published by the Editor in Chief of the world’s most prestigious medical journal. Sorry to disappoint. Despite his extraordinary qualifications as Editor in Chief of The Lancet, Richard Horton’s published statement has been virtually ignored by mainstream media channels.

You can read the entire full page statement here or just search online for the title, “What is medicine’s 5 sigma?” But you won’t find it on any of your trusted mainstream news media websites. I checked the major five and nothing… see the screenshots below my blogpost. Meanwhile, here’s a taste of what Horton openly declared:

“Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

Wow! Mr. Horton is quickly becoming my new hero. While the mainstream medical industry continues to pay off healthcare hit-men Lancet article by Hortonlike Stephen Barrett, MD (www.quackwatch.com) to marginalize much safer holistic health modalities (their competition) as “quackery”, Horton is standing up and telling the truth.

Could he lose his job? Follow the money! It will probably depend on how much financial support The Lancet journal relies upon from advertising sales and other not-so-obvious funding sources. Since the World Bank, The Robert Koch Institute, the Breast Cancer Campaign and other seemingly innocuous organizations (many of which have no obvious connection to health care) seem to be funding the submission of research articles, my guess is that his career might indeed be in jeopardy. Time will tell.

He didn’t mince words, “The apparent endemicity of bad research behavior is alarming. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world. Or they retrofit hypotheses to fit their data.”

Many of the pharmaceutical-sponsored studies he refers to were designed to develop drugs and vaccines that supposedly help people. These same studies are used to educate medical students and train medical staff.  So your doctor is not lying to you, he has just been trusting faulty information and calling it fact, because it is supposedly “evidence-based”.

Want more “evidence” of the medical research scam? Longtime Editor-in-Chief of another most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journal, Harvard-trained physician Dr. Marcia Angell stated in her book, “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEMJ).”

And don’t expect your doctor to be apprised of the situation unless s/he took time to read Horton’s shocking comments. He wrote them after attending a conference about how reproducible and reliable biomedical research is, in London, where the participants were forbidden to disclose what they heard or learned there! Horton began his article by quoting another participant: “A lot of what is published is incorrect.” followed by his own admission that he was “not allowed to say who made this remark, because we were asked to observe Chatham House rules [of confidentiality]. We were also asked not to take photographs of slides.”

So if you think there is not a conspiracy to withhold important facts and information from you, think again! Oh, right, it’s not a conspiracy, it’s just the rule.

“Can bad scientific practices be fixed?” Horton asks later in his article. “Part of the problem is that no-one is incentivized to be right.”

There are however, quite rich incentives for “proving” that your (research-sponsor’s) hypothesis about a profitable drug or vaccine is right.

Fairy tales have a place in the world, for sure, but not in a doctor’s office, where innocent lives are depending on honest science!  But that’s just my humble opinion. What’s yours? Who are you gonna trust?

Please leave comments below these screenshot graphics, which show that four major news outlets published nothing about this very important development… NOTHING!

USA Today search for Horton Lancet Fox News re Horton Lancet story  MSNBC search for Horton Lancet storyCNN search for Horton Lancet story

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Need to Quit Smoking? 2 Tools You Need.

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quit-smokingSmoking cigarettes is a habit – or addiction – that is very hard to quit for many reasons. We all know about the physical addiction to nicotine- it’s known to be as hard to beat as heroin. But many people do not realize that there are many deep-seated emotional issues, as well as subconscious beliefs, that keep them smoking.

Smoking cigarettes is often used to stuff feelings and emotional pain that’s left over from historical trauma and/or belief patterns. These lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure (just to name a few).

If you are aware that cigarettes calm you down, chances are good that you’re wanting to avoid dealing with some old unprocessed emotions. If you don’t believe this, my question to you is: why do you need cigarettes to calm down? Many people who don’t smoke can calm down without cigarettes or another substance.

There is the addiction, as discussed earlier, and just missing the nicotine can make you feel anxious. But there are people who quit cold turkey and stay quit. So why do YOU rely on cigarettes for calming down?

What most people don’t realize is that our social and cultural conditioning dictates a lot about how we experience ourselves and the world we live in. These perceptions dictate how we deal – or don’t deal – with emotions and challenges. Over time, these patterns just seem normal so we assume it’s just “the way I am”.

You might say, “I have an addictive personality” but that tendency toward addiction is really based on how well you deal with stress. If you don’t have natural tools and skills for dealing with stressful people and situations, then you can’t calm down and think clearly when you face a challenge. You might turn to substances that make you feel better. But you are still not dealing with the challenge and things often get worse.

Stress can be dealt with in ways that don’t make you unhealthy and eventually kill you. Two tools that I use with clients include EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Transformational Breathing. These powerful techniques can dramatically change the way you:

  • see, value and take care of yourself
  • experience the world and other people
  • honor and communicate your needs and desires
  • experience emotions and feelings
  • go with the flow, and benefit from it, rather than resisting what is

You can certainly continue to smoke. That is the easy way at this point. But as you know, the end result is an early, very unpleasant death. And along the way, you are losing the opportunity to have a richer, more fulfilling life. Because when you are busy stuffing your feelings, you are missing out on the richness that life has to offer… through feelings!

Call me if you want help kicking that old habit into the can!

 

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Reliving Trauma May Not Relieve Trauma

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Lois Grasso

As a holistic health coach and practitioner of Transformational Breathwork® and EFT (aka Emotional Freedom Technique aka Tapping), I am often amazed by the results provided by these two holistic healing methods. After reading Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Dr. Peter A. Levine, the reasons for the results have become quite obvious to me: Almost everyone has some degree of unresolved trauma and these two body-oriented methods are effectively resolving trauma.

Look, it doesn’t take much to traumatize a young child. But trauma is easily shoved to a dark dungeon in a child’s mind — hopefully to be dealt with later in life (or not) at great cost and difficulty.

Unfortunately, few adults have the patience or understanding to even realize this, never mind being able to help the child process the trauma. So, most of us – children and adults – have unresolved trauma stored in our bodies and minds. I believe this is what causes the all-too-common “chemical imbalance” blamed regularly for mental health issues.

Mainstream medicine acts as if our brains are just randomly selected for chemically imbalanced. And supposedly the only thing we need to balance the brain chemistry is Prozac, Zoloft, Celebrex, or perhaps Ritalin or Adderall, etc.

Contrary to popular belief, unresolved trauma causes all kinds of physical and mental health issues. Relationships and families suffer, phobias and/or control issues develop, trust issues keep us isolated, fibromyalgia (unexplained pain) develops. And then there’s the anxiety disorders, eating disorders, weight problems, panic attacks. Perhaps depression or chronic fatigue emerges. Even irritable bowel syndrome (aka IBS ) can be relieved when early childhood trauma or adult trauma is resolved.

Rachel (not her real name) came in recently, after repeated prodding by a former therapist, who knew of my work. Rachel said she wanted help with a career change and fibromyalgia (unexplained pain) throughout her body. In the second session, we uncovered the origin of her difficulties: Trauma from decades ago – a result of severe childhood sexual abuse.

Apparently, after years of psychotherapy, despite bringing many repressed memories to the surface and gaining many valuable insights, she was still suffering in many ways that were interfering with her ability to move forward.

After just 11 months of regular coaching sessions, with Transformational Breathing® , EFT Tapping, and my own method: On The Ball Anger Clearing™, Rachel was feeling good enough to choose a new career direction. She now feels very good about supporting adult rape victims at a non-profit agency.

Granted, childhood sexual abuse is one of the most challenging of traumatic experiences to recover from, but with body-centered “energy psychology” approaches, like Transformational Breathing® and Emotional Freedom Techniques, there is hope for the determined person.

After reading Waking The Tiger and doing the work in my office,  Rachel realized that simply reliving the horrific experiences in her mind by talking about them was not going to resolve the trauma. Here’s why…

Please share this information with everyone you know. You never know who might benefit!

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To Breathe or Not to Breathe?

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Now THAT is The Question…

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck on an emotional “treadmill to oblivion”? When the mind gets stuck in uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, it’s because the brain has actually been programmed to deny itself oxygen when under stress. A lack of oxygen makes it hard for the brain to shift gears into “relax and think things through calmly” mode.

Why does the brain deny itself what it needs? Early childhood conditioning demands that we “stop crying”.  The only way to stop is to breathe shallowly or even stop breathing momentarily. This cuts us off from the oxygen supply and the feelings. A whole chain of events then occurs in your body and brain, rendering you helpless against automatic negative thoughts – or so it seems.

Okay, let’s step back and look a little closer at how this happens. Remember the phrase, “stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about”? This common parental threat actually trains us to breathe shallowly when our body and mind really want to cry.

Shallow breathing helps us stop crying and regain parental approval – or at least avoid more pain. Pretty soon, we are “programmed” to automatically breathe shallowly in the face of any stressor that might possibly lead to crying.  In fact, soon thereafter, we nearly lose the ability to breathe with the diaphragm, reducing oxygen intake by as much as 65%.

This may explain a lot about why stress has been identified as the reason for most illness and disease. Chronic shallow breathing is a wide open door for health problems, brain imbalances, and relationship problems too.

In my next post, we’ll look at how and why to deepen your breathing so you can feel more relaxed and self-assured.

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