The Basics Of Solving ALS

Ok, people are coming to this blog seeking to find ways to solve als and get healthier, so I am going to quickly summarize some of the key things involved in solving, healing from, or curing als, and maybe edit this post over time to tighten it up and make it more complete.

First thing to understand. What is called als is just poor nerve health. The issue is characterized by the neurons and related cells freaking out and not working well together and so the cells die and the nerves stop working. As a result there is reduced signal to muscles.

So solving als involves getting the neurons and other cells to calm down and work better.

Any positive step you take will help.

So one step anyone can take to improve health in any part of one’s body is improve nutrition, in other words add things to one’s diet to make it more supportive of good health. I am not going to go into detail on this here. There are plenty of nutritionists who have much to offer on this subject. Some resources that one could use for this aspect of solving als are the work of Craig Oster, Steven Shackel’s website and the Deanna Protocol. I am sure one could find endless others.

Another step one can take is to remove things from one’s diet that would hurt nerves. Pretty simple. There are plenty of things that are called food that nobody has any business putting in their bodies, from gum that’s just chemicals to diet soda to processed meat to artificially colored and flavored sports drinks. To some degree everyone knows what’s not healthy to eat. Well solving als partly involves not eating that stuff any more. Very simple. Never should have eaten it in the first place. It’s pretty much guaranteed to make you sick. Also, the diets recommended by some als focused organizations, that say eat anything to keep weight on, from bacon to ice cream, that’s somewhat of a bad idea. While keeping weight on might be a good idea, to do so, eat high calorie foods that are actually basically good for you, such as nuts, avocados and coconut oil, among other things.

Next, als is partly a trigger response cycle. The neurons are triggered by something and they respond by freaking out. Then they trigger each other and they freak out more. This also goes for any genes involved. Things can trigger genes to do things that hurt one’s health. The trigger response aspect of als is addressed two ways. Of of them is reduce triggers. The other is change responses.

Reducing triggers can involve reducing exposure to anything that could trigger neurons to freak out or genes to do damaging things. This can include eating only organically grown or no spray grown food. Pesticides can trigger, so no pesticides. It also can mean like no deodorant, using fragrance free natural detergent to clean clothes and all kinds of other things that you can think of. No Febreeze, no car freshener, no toxic paint fumes, no living across the street from an orange grove where they spray pesticides, no new carpet smell, on and on. Another possible one is vaccines, which in some cases seem to trigger neuroinflammation, and certain medications seem to contribute to issues as well. So by reducing triggers you can do much to stabilize your nerve health. One possible resource for learning about this is the work of Eric Edney. If you are going to buy a book, I recommend an ebook as that’s better for the planet and does not involve cutting down a tree which could be someone’s home.

The other side of solving trigger response cycles is changing responses. This is done by changing yourself. People’s cells respond to triggers the way the people do. People who freak out have cells that freak out. People who attack have cells that attack. So to change the response side, you change the way you respond. I could write a book on this. I have written something called ALS Explained and Solved which discusses this in more depth. You can also look into the growing body of work on reducing inflammation via meditation and things like that. All these things are basically methods for changing the way your body, which is directed by you, responds to triggers.

As long as we are talking about mind stuff, there is much more to be done in this area. I have talked with many hundreds of people diagnosed with als and they have tended to have certain psychological issues in common, and yes having these things going on can make one sick. Put it this way, if a person hates herself on some level, it makes sense that that would eventually make her sick. Guilt and shame do it too. Thinking one is not good enough is another thing that can contribute to the creation of als. Being very fearful is another. So to heal, one has to address these types of self destructive thought patterns and self images.

Overall, there is another reason people get sick and this has to be addressed too. Part of the reason people get sick is because on some level they are sick to solve some problems in their lives. While being sick does not really solve things, on some level one can believe it does, without even realizing that one feels this way. Often people who experience motor neuron health issues have real problems with relationships or their work or something and one way out or to relieve stress related to these things is to get sick. So this can be a huge contributor to health problems. In other words, a person can eat in a pretty healthy way and do other things to be healthy and still get super sick if he has real problems with the way things are going in his life or if she feels totally out of control. Solving this type of psycholgical, often unconscious, problem, can take a lot of work, and it may make sense to get help from professionals such as psychotherapists or hypnotherapists, who can help you learn to find and change what is going on.

So those are the basics of solving als. I have also heard of people helping themselves along the way with such things as hyperbaric oxygen, glutathione injections, ozone tents, high dosage methylcobalamin(not cyanocobalamin!!!), homeopathy and other such treatments and protocols. These things can help one stabilize. At the same time, one really needs to deal with the basics. Put it this way. One could be injected with the greatest magic bullet thing ever and if one still hates one’s self, or eats toxic food, or does not get certain nutrients, one could still make one’s nerves very unhealthy.

So if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with als, get to work. Everything you change, every positive move you make, every choice you improve, gets you somewhat healthier. Do enough and beyond solving als you can become healthier than you may have ever though possible.

Looking for a cure for als? It’s been there all along.

It’s repeated over and over. “This thing called als, or motor neuron disease, was first described over 140 years ago, and still no cause or cure has been found.”

Well repetition does not make something true and that no cause no cure for als thing is a case in point.

The cure for als has been around all along, and it’s not in the form of a pill, or stem cells, or anything else imposed from the outside. It’s a whole different thing. The cure for als is in the form of information, understanding, knowledge and common sense.

For instance, in case you are not aware of this, the incidence of als in people who have served in the military is generally somewhere between 1.5 to 2 times that of the general population. So common sense says that something that goes on with people in the military causes als to happen.

Here’s another clue. While many are aware that als is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, far fewer are aware that Lou Gehrig was a stress case who did not take very good care of himself , had major emotional issues and was basically addicted to playing baseball. Could that be why his nervous system crashed? Common sense says that that sounds likely.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to many, there are people all over the place who have healed themselves after being diagnosed with als. In fact I listed some of their accounts on this blog post.

Here’s the real deal. After over a decade of working with people to help them heal, I reached out to someone diagnosed with als. I had read that supposedly there is no cure for als, and yet I had seen this kind of story before and knew from the beginning that als would be solvable.

Since then I have talked with likely over a thousand people diagnosed with als, I lost count, and I have read about many more, and here’s what I have found.

There is a cause for als, and it’s obvious to anyone who knows where to look. It’s not just one thing exactly; it’s generally a combination of things like stress and certain things in people’s diets that freak out their neurons and emotional repression and things like that. This isn’t the kind of stuff you easily see looking through a microscope. It’s the kind of thing you find out by interviewing hundreds of people for hours.

Also, what I have more than confirmed is that there are available ways to solve or cure als or heal “naturally.” In fact one of the more bizarre things I uncovered was this als healing account by Evy McDonald. What made it so bizarre to me was that it was written in 1988. In other words, there I was thinking that my way of solving als by using a holistic approach was something original, and meanwhile over twenty years before I had that idea, someone had been saying pretty much the same thing. She had even presented her story to organizations involved in looking for ways to cure als, just as I have. So in addition to my figuring out how to solve als and helping people do that, there have been many many others who have followed similar paths and achieved similar results.

Could medical methods have some place in solving als? Probably. While it may not be possible to really “cure als” by doing things like using medication or injecting stem cells, probably medical techniques can help people somehow in their healing processes, maybe by temporarily stabilizing their health, or by helping them rebuild once they have stabilized themselves.

Anyway, the reality is that rather than really needing to look for a cure for als, what needs to happen now is for the word to get around that there are available today ways to solve als, and for people to learn how to apply the current body of knowledge. The faster we do that, the faster we can make als a memory and make progress at healing our world.

P.S. To see this in action, check out the fundraising page for Healing ALS, a film in production that will include interviews with people who are succeeding in solving als and information on how they are doing it. Very cool. They already have some film segments posted along with more information on people healing.

Some Of The Best ALS And MND Healing Related Stuff I Have Seen Online

Much of what I do involves working via email with people who have been diagnosed with als or motor neuron disease and are looking to get healthier, and much of that involves sending them links to the coolest articles, videos and websites I find.

The information therein adds up to a great body of healing knowledge that supports people’s confidence that they can heal and gives them ideas that they can apply.

I finally realized that it might be nice for people to have a compilation of some of these links, so here they are, and the truth is pretty much anyone who wants to get healthier could use the awesome stuff that these links lead to.

Many people believe that their genes are somehow making them sick. Here they can get a different perspective on that and along with some ideas on how to heal.

In this interview, Gabor Mate discusses some of the psychological stuff that underlies health problems like motor neuron disease. This is just one of many great Gabor Mate videos.

Inflammation is considered a key component of motor neuron health problems. Here one can get some ideas on what to do about inflammation.

Here is discussed an interesting study of changing gene expression and reducing inflammation via meditation.

This shows just how effective changing how one handles life and stress can be.

Some great concepts are discussed here.

I find so interesting John Sarno’s idea that the physical anomalies are not the real problems underlying pain. Also, back pain is related to motor neuron disease and often comes before als type symptoms and diagnosis. The truth is that if everyone so called diagnosed with als just were to do Sarno’s back program, the results would be fantastic and the remission rate significant.

Maybe the best thing about the film trailer on this Food Matters site is the last line, “It’s a choice. You don’t have to be sick.”

This is a great illustration of what one can do via confidence and persistence, and of the merit of believing that anything is solvable.

ADD, ADHD, There’s no such thing. Just HEAL YOURSELF.

The other day I overheard a teenaged kid talking about how he has “ADD bad” and is “lucky” he had been “diagnosed” with ADD in middle school.

Why was he lucky? Because that way he could start taking toxic medication as a young kid and at get better grades in school than he feels he otherwise would have.

My message to him and others like him?


It’s just stunning the way this insanity, this learning issues diagnosis thing has taken off. I mean the people I heard talking were reasonably thoughtful, reasonably educated people and they were discussing all this and who should be diagnosed and who shouldn’t and the medication and all that AS IF IT ACTUALLY EXISTS!!!

It doesn’t  exist, not really, not the way people see it as existing, as some chemical, genes caused thing that needs to be corrected with medication, and maybe one day with some kind of “cure”. Here’s what’s really going on.

Kids, and adults, are stressed out and eat messed up food and are told insane things and are “disciplined” and all manner of things go on, and surprise surprise they have difficulty sitting still and focusing and, among other things, doing schoolwork that may not even be well designed or appropriate for them.

So they get diagnosed with this ADD, ADHD and other nonexistent things. What a phenomenon. What a boondoggle.


Well I guess with mothers drinking diet soda and even grabbing some of their kids’ meds to use as a weight loss aid and fathers taking little blue pills, maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised.

Still, it’s all ridiculous, and to add some additional perspective here’s how I healed myself.

When I was in high school, between the general nuttiness of the way schools work and the stresses of life, I was not exactly enthusiastic, and given my behavior and the difficultly I had getting some things done I could have been so called diagnosed with ADD or some such thing, and I did even try some 1970’s style medication for a few days.

I still made it to college, and determined to get the work done, I would buy six packs of beer to drink while doing math and cigarettes to smoke while writing.

Many would call what I was doing with the beer and cigarettes self medicating.

Well guess what.

I finally figured out what was going on. I was all conflicted inside about doing the work and other things and I had repressed emotional stuff going on and I had fears, and there were all kinds of reasons, reasons I could discover myself, for my having difficulty sitting still and grinding through calculus problems.

So I meditated and improved my diet and changed my outlook on some things and processed all kinds of mental and emotional stuff and changed things about the way I was living, and as soon as I did all that I could pretty much focus all I wanted, and now I’m set, no cigarettes, no drinking, no six packs of cola and certainly no toxic, expensive, side effect creating medication.

And anyone having difficulty focusing can solve their problems by doing similar things. For some doing this may be easier than it was for me and for others it may be more difficult. For all it is doable.

So if you ever somehow start to get the insane idea that you or someone you know so called “has ADHD” or one of those things, realize that THAT’S A TOTAL MAD JOKE, and instead of falling for it all, just figure out what is going on and use some determination and common sense to solve the problem.

Using Soft, Conscious Visualization To Heal

Soft, or conscious, visualization is one of the most effective healing techniques around. Here’s how it is different from what I call hard visualization, and how you can use it to heal.

Many people have heard of and used visualization to accomplish a variety of things such as achieving athletic feats or growing businesses, and one thing they use visualization to attain is improved health.

The type of visualization I see people doing most of the time is what I call hard visualization. In using hard visualization, a person imagines an outcome, often in detail, and in this way sets himself or herself up psychologically or energetically to make the outcome manifest, almost forcing it to happen.

There are, however, significant problems with hard visualization.

It’s not that hard visualization does not work. It may work. At the same time, even if hard visualization does in a way work, it may not generate optimal results.

Here’s why.

Hard visualization may propel an outcome and at the same time it does not really address issues impeding the manifestation of that outcome, and hard visualization does not itself do anything to restructure one’s life overall so that that outcome fits in nicely.

In other words, the use of hard visualization can be a way to seek to basically ram an outcome through, and among other things one using this method can break other things in the process.

For instance, a person might use hard visualization to get more money. Sure enough, the person may end up with a bunch of money, only to experience new problems. What would have happened is that rather than addressing issues that were causing problems in the person’s life, the person just rammed through the more money outcome. So while the person now has more money, for what that’s worth, the person has not really solved things.

So a better method is needed.

The better method is soft or conscious visualization.

The idea of soft visualization is to use visualization to find, or become conscious of, the not so obvious obstacles to the manifestation of a desire, and to gently resolve things so that the desire manifests, and does so without blasting the rest of one’s life to pieces.

Here’s how you do it.

You visualize an outcome, and, rather than seeking to force it to happen, as you visualize the outcome you consider what you think of and how you really feel about that outcome. The purpose of this is to find what psychospiritual obstacles to that outcome you may be harboring. Then to get the outcome to manifest, you somehow resolve the issues blocking that’s happening and gently change things so that that outcome, or possibly a better outcome related to it, fits you and your life.

So for instance, a person having health issues would visualize being healthier, and see what comes up. Something will come up, and that will be a clue to why the person is sick and will be an issue to resolve to heal.

For instance a person visualizing being healthier may suddenly feel very angry about something. So that anger is related to the health problem, and to heal the person needs to do something about that anger and issues related to the anger, rather than repressing it all by being sick.

In other words, the person was angry, and instead of healing the situation, the person got sick. So now, even just by visualizing being healthier, the person essentially goes back to being angry and healthier. Now, being more aware of how these things work, the person somehow does something about the anger and heals the situation and then no longer has that whole thing underlying disease.

Alternatively, when visualizing being healthier the person could feel afraid, or sad.

Thoughts could also come up. Maybe when visualizing health, the person will think something like “That would be boring” or “But then I would have to go back to the job I hated” or “I am learning so much by being sick”. So here again the soft visualization has brought up factors or issues that are keeping the person sick and that are blocking progress toward better health. In order to get healthier, the person has to resolve these conflicts somehow, work things out within. For instance, now that the job thing has come up, the person could consider what it’s all about and maybe consider a career change. If the person thinks health is boring, he or she could consider why that might be and do something about that idea, resolve the inner conflict somehow.

So soft visualization can be used to bring up the hidden, less conscious stuff that is making and keeping a person sick, so that the person can do something about that stuff and heal.

I use this method constantly, to heal myself and others, and it works super well.

Someone Always Talking “Incurable”, And It’s Never Really True.

Ok. I can see it with so called ALS, a health problem I have been working on a lot lately. While a person so called diagnosed with ALS can solve the problem and heal, I can see why someone might get, or fall for, the incorrect idea that it’s incurable with any currently available method. For one thing, the mainstream organizations involved with so called ALS say this incurable thing constantly. For another, solving it can take a fair amount of knowledge and work.

The same could possibly be said for other problems, such as those called multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. While all are solvable, a huge proportion of people believe otherwise, and solving them can be challenging. So I can see why someone would fall for the incurable story there too.

Check this out though.

I had been bitten by a tick or something and so I started reading up on so called Lyme disease, and guess what. There it was again. While some were talking about what they had done to solve health problems so called diagnosed as Lyme disease, there was someone going on and on about how it’s “incurable”. Huh? This is just little old Lyme disease we are talking about, and while I realize some people so called diagnosed with Lyme disease experience chronic health problems, many do succeed in solving the problem and never again have Lyme disease related health issues. All the same, someone was maintaining that it’s “incurable”.

Same thing with diabetes. On a diabetes related discussion board and other places, I saw some were talking about what they were doing to solve the problem, both types, while one or two people were insisting nothing could be done. What?? Nothing to be done about diabetes even? Even the mainstream news has stories about people doing things about diabetes. Still somehow someone shows up saying otherwise.

I bet for every health problem, right alongside people talking about how to solve it one can find people who insist that can’t be done.

Why do people do this, even when information indicating the contrary is right there in front of them?

For a variety of reasons, such as these.

Some shy away from the idea that they are somehow responsible for the health problems they are experiencing. Others are addicted to their or someone else’s being sick and are terrified to think that they could heal. Others seem to enjoy playing expert by repeating what they have read somewhere or been told. Some who do medical research basically get paid to look for cures for the incurable and would much rather believe and promote the “currently incurable” point of view. Others seem to like the drama of the whole incurable thing, and there are plenty of other reasons people talk this nonsense.

Meanwhile, in close to twenty years of being involved in solving disease problems, I have never ever seen one that is not solvable. I have seen people solve cancer, autoimmune issues, allergies, infection types of problems, neurological problems, digestive problems, learning issues, all kinds of supposedly incurable stuff, and other problems that one supposedly one cannot solve just by changing diet or working holistically somehow. Even in the cases of health problems I have not yet seen solved, as soon as I look into them, I start finding clues to what to do about them.

So if, or when, you hear a story about something being “incurable”, don’t fall for it, and if you are being affected by some supposedly incurable health problem, do what I have seen many do successfully. Assume there is a way, or are ways, to solve the problem and start looking for them. Look into one thing after another. Look for people who say they have solved similar problems and find out what they did. Look and look and work and work until you too have figured out how to heal and once again demonstrated that where there is a will there is a way.

Sick of worrying about gluten? See through the celiac myth and heal yourself instead.

Wow it has taken over. Everywhere they have gluten free this and gluten free that, with people spending time and big bucks to eat the restricted diet they think are genetically programmed to need for life.

While I guess it’s nice the people have found at least a partial solution, the dark side of all this is it’s based on bad information, this idea that there is this thing called celiac disease that is somehow caused by genes and that we need to find a cure for. That’s just wrong and it’s time people woke up and realized it.

Here’s what’s really going on.

For a host of reasons, ranging from the way food is created these days to certain aspects of psychology, to the stressful ways people live today, people are having this difficulty, these autoimmune issues, called celiac disease. It’s not genetic. It’s not incurable. It’s the logical consequence of things we have done to the planet and are doing to ourselves.

I’ve seen it. I’ve seen the stress, the pressure, the issues with the food supply. I’ve seen the connections, the real underlying reasons for this celiac thing and anyone can figure this out for themselves.

Here’s what you can do.

If you or someone you know has been so called diagnosed with this so called disease, rather than assuming it’s a genes thing, a random thing, an incurable thing, look at it in a different way. Look for things like stress, emotional issues, repressed anger, eating non organic, gmo food, other possible diet issues, unconsciously harbored conflicts, and other things that would add up to health problems. You can be sure you will find them, because without them there would be no gluten intolerance issues, no autoimmune stuff going on, no celiac disease.

For one thing, another way to look at autoimmune is attacking self, self hatred, emotions that have nowhere to go or internal freaking out, and that’s much of what is going on with this celiac thing.

Then as you find factors and patterns, you can make changes and solve this so called celiac, this health issue, like a puzzle, and you can be sure that as the puzzle gets solved you or the person you know will get heathly, simple as that.

On top of that, I tell you what, if a person is stressed and repressed and otherwise has unhealthy stuff going on to such a degree that this thing called celiac disease is going on, that person better do the puzzle solving, because while a gluten free diet may mostly solve the observed problems, all that unhealthy stuff going on can and will underlie other problems too, which is why so called celiac disease is associated with such things as liver issues, diabetes and skin problems.

So that’s the deal with this thing called celiac disease. Totally solvable. So go ahead and do it.

Seven Simple Steps To Take To Begin To Solve ALS And Heal

Many people diagnosed with so called als, or motor neuron disease, get the impression that there is not much they can do about it other than hope someone somewhere finds a medical cure or treatment. That impression is utterly incorrect. The cascading neurodegeneration generally called als is just poor nerve health and is always caused by things that can be changed.

While it can take some learning and work for a person diagnosed with als to get healthier, logic dictates that if you do things to improve your health, your health will be better than it would have been. Do a little, and your health will be a little better. Do a lot, and your health will be much better.

I have seen this in case after the case, with people who do anything to make their lives healthier generally seeing some kind of results.

Knowledge is power and is also the cure for als. So here are some steps a person diagnosed with als can take to start to change what is going on and heal.

1. Reduce triggers.

The neurodegeneration aspect of als can in a way be seen as a trigger response cycle, meaning that something triggers neurons’ freaking out and nerves’ degenerating. What this means is that one thing you can do to get that to happen way less or basically not at all is reduce the triggers.

Things that trigger neuron freak out include pesticides, heavy metals, often from mercury amalgam tooth fillings, lawn chemicals, chemicals in detergent and household cleaners, chemicals in shampoo, chemicals in body wash and deodorant, vaccines, sugar, chemicals in processed meats, monosodium glutamate or msg, artificial flavors and colors in food, paint fumes, spinal anesthesia, certain medications and myriad other things. Basically anything that you suspect may be hard on your system in some way is likely to somehow get your neurons to freak out.

So reducing triggers means reducing your exposure to or ingestion of these things, by having metal fillings replaced, one or two at a time maybe, with ceramic ones, by eating organically or no spray raised food, by using soaps and detergents that are made with natural ingredients or have no dyes or fragrances added, by refraining from using body washes and minimizing or refraining from the use of deodorant, and basically by using some common sense, and maybe some advice from people at your local natural market, to significantly change how you have been living.

2. Learn to keep your internal cool and be fearless.

Much of what drives nerves to break down is emotional stress and fear. So learning to keep your emotional cool can do much to solve als and keep you healthy.

This is not just about keeping your cool externally either. You need to learn to really keep your cool internally. A calm person has calm nerves and calm nerves will tend to be healthy nerves.

One way to learn to do this is by learning about and practicing mindfulness meditation, through which one can achieve many things including reducing nerve damaging inflammation. You can learn all about mindfulness meditation and its effects by doing an internet search. You may also be able to find people locally who can help you learn how to do it.

3. Learn about people who are succeeding In solving health problems diagnosed as als.

There is much misinformation about this type of health problem and much of it centers on the idea that it is somehow unsolvable with current knowledge. While this is utterly incorrect and you may be aware that it is incorrect, you, and others around you, are being bombarded with misinformation, and that can affect your conscious or unconscious outlook.

So by reading about or watching videos about or talking with people who are solving the problem, you can make sure you are getting the right messages, not to mention ideas on what to do to solve the problem and heal.

Once way you can find information on people who are solving als is by clicking here to get to an ALS Solved Stories blog post.

4. Get some rest and fresh air.

Much of what underlies neurodegeneration involves stress and strain and overwork. It is amazing how many people I talk with who are diagnosed with als and are still running around like chickens with their heads cut off, working non stop, endlessly running errands, even having their houses redone.

I tell you what, I have also talked with plenty who say how much better and more energetic they feel after a good night’s sleep.

So chill out, take a deep breath, take some time to smell the flowers and don’t be so worried about having a great dinner menu and a new floor when your relatives come for the weekend.

5. Learn to be patient and non judgmental.

Want to be sick? Here’s a sure way. Stress over everything, get worked up all the time, be impatient and judgmental, and freak out over things people do.

Guess what. People who are judgmental about what others do are also judgmental when it comes to themselves, and this can even be exacerbated by the difficulties related to nerve health problems. This is turn can make the nerve health problems even worse.

Want to be healthy? Chill out and be accepting, calm and patient.

6. Improve your diet.

You know all that stuff you kinda realize is not so good for you, things like diet soda, orange corn and cheese snacks, fast food, cheap sugary candy, bacon, energy drinks, that fourth cup of coffee, sugary cereal and things like that? Well you’re right. It’s not.

So if you are eating that stuff, it’s time to change by substituting it with healthier things like clean water, organic apple slices, bananas, juice, tree nuts, healthier meals, olive oil and other things which you kinda realize are much better for you.

I realize you may have heard that people so called diagnosed with als are better off eating a high calorie diet. Fine. That does not have to be an unhealthy Oreos, bacon and ice cream diet. Nuts have plenty of calories and actually have other benefits for nerves. Fruit, including avocados, and other foods can have many calories and be packed with nutrition. So you can easily go for both high calorie and healthy.

7. Communicate and resolve issues.

I sometimes call als the disease of disconnection and escape. Even Lou Gehrig was known to give his wife the silent treatment and refuse to communicate for long periods of time.

Of course, doing this kind of thing can actually make things more stressful, and that in turn is bad for nerve health.

Also, unresolved issues can be sources of stress and other problems.

So, key to being healthy is communicating and resolving issues, with people around you, with people who are working with you to help you heal, with relatives, friends, neighbors, you name it.

Communicate and resolve.

So there’s a list to start with, and by doing these things and by learning and doing other healing things, you can heal yourself and your life.

A Stark Choice – “Eat Healthy” or Be Sick

Recently I was talking with someone about what I eat and she said, “It sounds like you eat really healthy.” I hear this type of thing often and finally it dawned on me how bizarre the whole thing is.

I mean how else would I eat? Really sick?

I guess for many the answer to that question is yes, and that’s kinda amazing.

For one thing, while people often say that health harming foods are rather tempting, is that really true? What is so great about a fast food burger? or some cheapo, chemical filled cake type of thing? Sausage? I don’t particularly miss it. Hot dogs? Not so great, and anyway there are vegan versions. Artificially flavored popcorn, processed snack foods, sugary cereals, none of them are indispensable. Even steak or higher quality not so healthy foods are not sooooo great that I just have to have them.

So basically people who are not eating healthy food are for the most part trading their health for second rate experiences, a trade that does not sound worthwhile at all.

Maybe part of what is going on is that there is a disconnect in the minds of people who do this. Maybe they don’t realize that they will get sick.

So here it is clear as can be. If you eat foods that don’t work well with your system, you system will not work well, or not as well as it would otherwise. You will feel the effects. You will be less healthy than you would be. Do it enough and you will get super sick.

That getting super sick happens all the time, and then people who eat sick, let’s call it what it is, go running to get medical help or even go looking for a “cure”. They don’t really need medicine or a cure. They don’t need fundraising or awareness or more research. They need to wise up.

There is a reason why health food stores are called health food stores. The funny part is that the implication is that the other stores are sick food stores, and the truth of the matter is that to a large degree they are. So don’t be surprised if you get sick eating what they offer.

If you want to be healthy, you have to apply logic. To be healthy, eat healthy.

Yes, MS is Completely Preventable. Here’s How.

Experiencing so called ms, a situation where one’s immune system is attacking and damaging the nervous system, is something many wish to prevent. Fortunately ms is completely preventable. Here are some of the basics of doing that.

Understanding how to prevent ms involves understanding why it happens. To a large degree, ms is a trigger and response problem. Something triggers the immune system and the immune system responds by attacking the nervous system. So ms prevention involves working the problem from both sides, by reducing triggers and changing the response.

First let’s look at the trigger side.

While, there are numerous, even infinite, different things that can trigger an autoimmune response, fortunately one can generally figure out what many of them might be by using a little common sense.

For instance, substances that tend to cause damage to the body can be a trigger for an autoimmune response. These can include pesticides, certain artificial food ingredients, msg and other chemicals. In one case, a person who was actually making a point of eating in a healthy way found that leaking breast implants seemed to have been triggering auto immune problems. In another, heavy use of tooth care products seemed linked. Cleaning products and things like dryer sheets can contain immune system triggering chemicals. Even certain medications could potentially trigger an immune system response.

Another thing that can trigger an autoimmune response is a virus or microbe.

What all of these types of triggers have in common is that the fact that they are potentially harmful is no mystery. So preventing ms involves being careful to actually reduce exposure to these triggers by, for instance, eating organically grown high quality food, refraining from using or minimizing use of chemicals on one’s lawn, using less toxic cleaning products, refraining from using dryer sheets and basically living a more natural, simpler lifestyle that does not involve constantly bombarding one’s system with reasons to freak out.

Physical triggers are not the only type though. The immune system can also be triggered emotionally and by being stressed. Once again by using a little common sense one can figure out that if one is living in a stressful way or is constantly emotionally upset, this could contribute to the immune system being unstable and ready to attack.

The answer to this is to do things like work to manage one’s life as well as possible, to reduce stress by resolving issues with others, to learn to stay calm while dealing with problems and generally have good ways of dealing with the stresses of life.

Ok. Now onto the response side of preventing ms.

Here’s the deal with the immune system responding by attacking. It’s not a genetic thing. It’s not a random thing happening for unknown reasons. It’s a behavior thing, and guess who determines how your immune system will behave. You do.

Yup, you determine how your immune system behaves. How is this possible? Well one way to look at it is that your cells are really little bits of you that act like you. So to get your cells to behave or not behave in a certain way, one thing you can do is get yourself to behave or not behave in that way. I call this method the micro matches macro method.

What this means for ms prevention specifically is that getting your immune system to be less prone to attacking means getting yourself to be less prone to attack. In other words, to prevent ms, don’t be angry and negative, not on the outside and not underneath either. This is the key to preventing, and even solving, ms, learning to respond to the problems of life in a healing way, rather than an angry or attacking way.

One who tends to attack and get angry will have an immune system that attacks and gets angry. One who tends to hate, resent or react negatively will have an immune system that has similar ways. On the other hand, one who tends to stay calm, work things out and heal situations will have the same type of thing going on in one’s body. Just remember, it’s not enough to be calm and positive on the surface. You need to adopt positive, calm, healing ways inside as well.

So there you have it. While there is more one can do to prevent ms, these are some of the key things one can do. By being careful about triggers and by learning to respond to issues in positive healing ways, you can reduce or eliminate your chances of experiencing ms, not to mention improve your health in other ways too.

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