Val is a life-long student of unexplored human potential and many challenges that self-honesty throws at us on that path.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
-- Thomas Fuller
From Medicine and Big Pharma With Love
For those who are in a habit of either ignoring or just missing disclaimers at the bottom of an article -- I am not a doctor of any kind, and nothing that follows should be understood as a medical advice.
Good, now that we got this behind us, let's talk a little about this idea of not using any drugs or nutritional supplements -- with this central point that our bodies, once given our full mind's support, know how to take care of themselves.
To think otherwise would mean forgetting about the simple fact that for the most of the human history -- and let's not leave prehistory out of the picture -- there were no doctors, no pharmaceuticals, and no nutritionists around to make our species survive -- while even mighty dinosaur went extinct.
There is something in our genetic constitution that has withstood almost constant assaults of micro and macro predators, all unfavorable conditions and geological horrible events, pandemics, absence of hygiene, and nothing short of gods' anger hitting us.
But we did survive.
And yet, with the invent of medicine and drugs it all changed, as we become culturally programmed to believe that we are some fragile creatures with our very survival depending on medicine and drugs. Has it ever dawned on you how all of a sudden virtually thousands of possible conditions, ills, and diseases started befalling us?
Thinking about all that again, how could I but remember that Big Pharma whistleblower who said how his boss ordered him to "find a disease for their new product"?
With those thoughts came one about this fine doctor Lisa Rankin MD, who left her medical practice after realizing how she was not helping her patients with conventional medicine -- because treating symptoms couldn't remove causes which came from their negative mindstyles, their self-defeating beliefs, their emotional pain.
Then, statistically, medical and pharmaceutical screwups have reached the status of the third of the most frequent causes of death in the country.
Well, yes, doctors are saving lives every minute, but can we really take it as an excuse for all those fatal mistakes?
As noble as their importance seems to be within our cultural paradigm, why not view medico-pharmaceutical establishment for what it is in the first place -- a huge business. And all those thousands of diseases that are threatening us -- couldn't that be seen as a "business catalog of services"?
After all, would it ever be in their interests to invent a pill that would reprogram our genome into expression of those genes which would suddenly bring into harmony all our psycho-physical model of functioning?
Nope. They don't want this mankind healthy, because that would make them obsolete -- and it's not my opinion but a simple business reality.
Your body hears everything your mind says.
-- Naomi Judd
An Archive of Emotional Crap Trapped in Our Body Cells
Here we come to this part of the story which we might see as "mind over body" in reverse.
That's right, we are going to tackle "body over mind" business going on from the level of our 50 trillion body cells all the way up to our brains. It has been lately discovered in cellular biology -- much to the merit of that brilliant Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD -- that our cells are complete organisms, holding in their memory bank all the emotional records of our past.
To make the story as short as possible, we could talk about all that emotional material being trapped in our body and --- this is significant -- acting as our mind.
That's right, our brains are receiving from our bodies signals based on all those past records -- and our brains are merely converting those signals into our beliefs, our attitudes, our daily thoughts and reactions to life situations.
That's why, whether we notice it or not -- we keep having same thoughts, emotions, and the rest from yesterday and from yesteryear. We got our mental "routine" of processing reality -- because our body is acting as our mind with its programs based on past records.
So, why did we ever come up with the expression "mind over body", if it's all about "body over mind"?
Because body doesn't have a choice, it has to keep sending the same signals over and over -- but our consciousness, which we just call "mind" has the choice, and for all the therapeutic purposes that order of putting it is of a paramount significance.
Unless we mobilize our consciousness, our will, our intent, to become our mind, our "mind" will forever mean our bodily program translated into psychological values. We will keep having the same general frame of beliefs, thoughts, attitudes and emotions of yesterday, and day before, and years before -- just fitting new contents to that frame.
Instead of being pissed at our father for not letting us go fishing with our friends, we'll get pissed at another authority figure, like our President, or doctor, or our boss, for not letting us do this or that. Same emotional frame seeking its expression in a new time, new life's concretization.
And then, with all that stress accumulated over many years, our body decides to have this or that discomfort, condition, illness, or disease.
And then we go to our health provider who takes care of some symptoms, but doesn't touch the true causes at all.
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
-- Marilu Henner
Fixing, or Having Nothing to Fix -- That's the Question
Let's face a simple truism, folks, that doctors don't take care of our health, they only fix the symptoms of something going wrong with our health.
Health is not just an absence of disease -- it's vigor, it's energy, it's will to live, it's joy of being. The science of medicine has this reductionist, mechanical view of us as biological robots, a pile of molecules to be fixed with another pile of molecules.
We are so much more than that. We are intellectual, emotional, energetic, and spiritual beings, and no pharmaceutical pill can cover all those aspects of us, and no scalpel can cut out our sorrow, our disappointment, our jealousy, our guilt, our shame.
Health is beyond what medicine can do for us by patching us up or removing a symptom. Health is our own responsibility.
We start being responsible for our health when we repossess our minds from our bodies, when we put our foot down with a firm resolution to retrain our body into a new program after years of slaving to that autopilot and its oftentimes irrational whims when we could not match our intellect with the emotional mess that was coming as if from nowhere.
Indeed, how many times we feel crappy for no apparent reason, and can't relax when nothing is stressing us out, and feel hurt by others even though knowing that they are just being themselves, maybe not wired in their minds to act any other way.
Indeed, with all that understanding, why all that crap in our emotions? Why do we carry our boss's image to our vacation with us? -- things like that.
Now, how would it be if there was nothing to be "fixed", no pills to take, no special diets to follow, not even to think about health, but simply be healthy?
The first step to that end result would certainly be -- starting to fixate our focus on what we really, consciously want, instead of what we don't want. How would you like to feel right this moment, if you could just turn the switch and be there, experience it?
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
-- Joseph Addison
We Are Not Our Bodies -- Period
The moment we are saying: "My body", we are acknowledging that "we" are the "possessors", and our "body" is our "possession".
Funny how our external life also mirrors our internal life -- in this materialistic model of culture where our "possessions" are dictating to us how to feel. Like, we cannot just feel damn happy because it's good to feel that way -- we need a "possession" to make us happy or happier.
We also "have" a nation, a President, a job, a car, and this corn on our baby toe that burns like hell, spoiling the joy of our life. Everything that we "have" seems to be in charge of how we feel, what we believe, and think and do.
What ever happened with our conscious choice? Where are we, the true - we in this picture? Do we have any say in any of it -- or our life boils down to what's the next that will "happen" to us?
We are not our body, but our body will not easily give up being our mind -- not without a fight. Try to decide how you feel, then see how much sabotage that decision will have to deal with. It takes a true determination, and not many have it, to persist through all emotional obstacles that our body will throw at us.
Yes, we could be free from doctors and the rest of those health providers -- if we could repossess our minds from our bodies, by retraining them into a harmonious state. For, like every scientist in epigenetics, neuroplasticity, cellular biology, and psycho-neuroimmunology will tell us -- health is a state of mind - period!
If you have a hard time believing in that, just for a moment think how, wherever you touch your body, your brain knows that you did that touching. So it was a signal from that part of your body going to your brain, right? That would symbolize the earlier mentioned "body over mind" process.
Now realize that the opposite path is also active -- that is, whatever is going on in your mind is being sent all over your body, maybe targeting one tissue or organ more than the other. And then try to see what all that crappy emotional repertoire, and all those negative thoughts, and attitudes -- are doing to your body.
Look in the mirror -- that's what.
Could we be healthy without doctors and other health providers? Let each of us answer that to ourselves -- with as much honesty as we could spare after having placed all trust in hands of those authorities.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
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