Sick? Face the fact that something is wrong with your ideas and ways.

Recently I was talking with someone who had been looking to reduce her weight for years. When I disagreed with something she said about how it works, she assured me that I have it wrong and she knows what she is doing.

The fact of the matter is that I have no trouble maintaining my weight right where it was when I was in high school. D’ya think it might be that I am onto something? On the other hand, if she has it all right, how come it’s not working for her?

I see this all the time, people who are having health problems and at the same time are convinced they know all about health.

A person experiencing cancer reacts to discussion of diet by saying he already has a good diet. A woman having trouble with cataracts says it has nothing to do with her way of living. A guy experiencing neurodegenerative disease totally freaks out when someone suggests he can solve it himself.

Here’s the deal. Whether it’s called or somehow blamed on cancer, Alzheimer’s, als, ms, psychosis, alcoholism, Parkinson’s, autoimmune, influenza, aids, poverty or anything else, disease happens because of things people do, things they choose, and the things they do or choose are based on their ideas.

So, as much as a person may feel that his or her ideas are right, as much as he or she feels that she is educated, competent, on the ball and doing all the right things healthwise, logic dictates otherwise. If you are sick, you have to consider the possibility, even face the fact, that something about your cherished ideas, something about your carefully or not so carefully chosen ways, is flawed and hurting you.

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Want ALS solved stories? Here are some, and there are more happening all the time.

People are constantly hearing that so called als is termed incurable, and still they search for  healed of als or cured of als stories, als survivors and “als miracles”.

Well, the people doing those searches are onto something, and you don’t need a miracle, to solve, survive, or “cure” als. As with any health problem, solving nerve health problems so called diagnosed as als just takes changing your ideas and ways and doing the work it takes to get yourself healthy. In other words, instead of waiting for a miracle or a cure for als, people can solve the problem themselves, and many have done so.

In many places, they don’t even use the term als. They just call it motor neuron disease, which sounds less like some entity attacking people and more like heart disease or something else that people realize is just a health problem that can be solved by making the right choices and adjustments.

Knowledge is power and it’s also the cure for als.

So, by following these links you can find stories of people who have done well at healing themselves, or curing als naturally, and you can find inspiration and information that you can use to heal yourself, as more people are doing all the time.


 
Steven Shackel

extensive website with detailed description of his holistic approach to solving als

http://shackel.org/

Craig Oster

website

http://www.healingwithdrcraig.com

facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/drcraigoster

news story video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ds1p_bYs8

Evy McDonald

article by her

http://ahha.org/articles.asp?Id=55

article about her

http://www.gregtamblyn.com/blog/2010/04/23/six-months-to-live-the-story-of-evy-mcdonald/

Eric Edney

article on what he did to heal

http://healthadvocatesworldwide.com/eric-edney-2/

Dawn McCrea

website on which provides detailed description and explanation of the strategies she is using to heal

http://www.energyhealingstrategies.com/

Bernardo Pinto Coelho

beautiful video of his healing process

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh8k32VsxLA

Kim Cherry

website where he discusses what he has been doing and the results he has been getting

http://www.alswinners.com/

Mark Kully (diagnosed with motor neuron disease)

message board about him

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=340364&highlight=kully

Theresa Lee

blog post of her discussion of what she did

https://alsnowayout.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/i-will-not-prepare-to-die/

Sarah Ezekiel

video in which, among other things, she discusses her understanding of why her health has stabilized

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML78maikuq4

Wendy Moore (nerve health problems are connected with high stress jobs like hers)

video showing how instead of retreating into fear and anxiety, she decided to pray and heal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNHmFRO9VJo

David Atkinson

description of what he did to heal

http://www.baar.com/atkinson.htm

Nelda Buss

tv segment showing how she was healed via energy work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pep1Sl0Qey8

Ben Johnson

blog post on what he did to heal

http://healingcodescoaching.com/how-dr-ben-johnson-healed-als.html

Butch Machlan

description of what he has done and the results he has gotten

http://www.alswinners.com/butch.html

Carol Jensen

Derek Swinnard

video in which Carol, Derek and others talk about solving als

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrC52fyDFOU

Rajendra Thaker

video in which he discusses his experience with mnd diagnosis and healing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaksQtQImrQ

Linda

video in which she talks about her experience healing via dealing with emotions related to childhood trauma and fear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e24KbX_PUDQ

The key to getting healthier? Your ideas and ways have to change.

I see this type of thing all the time, and have been fooled by it myself.

Someone who is having major health problems will tell me about what is being done to solve them, “Well we are using acupuncture to strengthen my immune system.” or “Once this protocol kills off the Lyme disease, then my neurodegenerative problems will be solved.” or “I have been going to Mexico for stem cell treatment and I am already feeling stronger.”

So everyone, including me sometimes, is all optimistic. Then six months, a year, or whatever time later, the person is way sicker. Somehow, as cool as the methods being used may sound, they are not working.

What is it that goes wrong time after time?

The problem is that these people’s strategies for healing are missing or are light on one key thing. That thing is changing their ideas and ways. If you don’t somehow change your ideas and ways, which are what really underlie any health problem, then you are not really going to get healthier.

Consider this contrast.

Earlier this year I first talked with two people, both of whom had been diagnosed with als, a health problem involving progressive degeneration of motor neurons. Also, for both of them the picture has had an additional complicating aspect, the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium involved in the creation of so called Lyme Disease.

One of the two people has a sister who is professionally involved in the wellness field. Not only has he had extensive help and advice from her and her healing center colleagues, but also he has been working with others, and he has been using all kinds of seemingly sophisticated, heavy duty methods to solve his health problem.

The other guy, over the same period of time, has mostly just been working on changing his ideas and ways, and as part of that does regular meditation.

The result?

While the first guy, using all those resources and methods, is now much sicker than he was a year ago, is having trouble speaking, and wonders if he can heal at all, the second guy, just by changing his ideas and his ways, has seen improvement in all areas of his life, including his physical health, and has returned to work.

The same thing holds and similar examples can be found whatever the health problem may be.

There are always reasons, factors and patterns, that underlie the creation of a problem, and when a person’s diet, emotional patterns, mindset, beliefs, life strategies or any other aspect of the person’s life is somehow involved in the creation of sickness, in order for the person to heal, these things needs to truly change.

So while methods like massage, medical marijuana, hyperbaric oxygen, herbal treatments, antibiotics, radiation and reflexology might have their value and may help in some way, the real thing that matters is changing ideas and ways, and if you want to heal, you need to ask yourself how your ideas and ways are changing and how those changes are going to make you healthier.

Does Mountain Dew cause als? Well, in a way the answer is yes.

I keep seeing people arrive at this blog by searching on the question “Does Mountain Dew cause ALS?” At first I thought it was because I had mentioned Mountain Dew in a post on preventing als. Now I am wondering if others are seeing the Mountain Dew, als connection. So here’s what I have seen and my take on Mountain Dew and als.

When working with someone to help him or her heal, I generally start by talking about basic things that could be contributing to the health problems the person is experiencing. It’s a good way to get a person thinking and to find some easy changes that can be made to improve a situation.

So, a few years ago, during this process, a guy diagnosed with als told me that prior to starting to notice the nerve problems, among other things he had been drinking about sixty, yup, sixty ounces of Mountain Dew a day. That’s five cans or three twenty ounce bottles of the stuff every day. Wow. So anyway, he had been stressed out in multiple ways and, beyond staying high on sugar and caffeine, not taking good care of himself, and sure enough his nerves had started to break down and he was so called diagnosed with so called als.

Soon after that, I was talking with another guy diagnosed with als and I happened to ask him,”By the way, do you drink Mountain Dew?” He told me, “Yes. I love the stuff.”

Around that time I met with another guy diagnosed with als, and during the meeting I asked him if he drank Mountain Dew. The answer was “Yes”, and sure enough there in the kitchen was a case of it, next to a case of, I think it was, Coke. He too had been stressed in multiple ways around the time he had started noticing nerve problems, and had not been sleeping well for months.

I have seen other cases where Mountain Dew and other caffeine containing beverages seem connected to neurodegeneration, and, while it does not add up to a whole lot of data and I have not done a huge amount of research into the Mountain Dew, als connection, I am sure that Mountain Dew can be a factor in the creation of the problem known as als.

Here’s the thing. Als is really just really poor nerve health. So anything that’s not good for one’s nerves is going to factor into the creation of the cascading neurodegeneration known as als. So consider this.

Sugar, plenty of which is found in Mountain Dew, can help foster internal inflammation, which is part of neurodegeneration. While I have heard that small amounts of caffeine may have some benefit for some people somehow, continual intake of huge amounts of caffeine and sugar, using this high to remain on the go constantly, and sleeping poorly sounds like a great way to keep one’s nerves overexcited and stressed, which once again sounds like a great way to create als. Also, do the in some countries banned artificial color and the brominated vegetable oil in Mountain Dew have some specific qualities that contribute to neurodegeneration? That’s possible too. For instance, tremors, convulsions and breathing difficulty are associated with ingestion of bromide. In addition, there are other ways drinking Mountain Dew can figure into the creation of als.

Also, if a person is willing to drink artificially colored, caffeine laden, genetically modified corn syrup filled stuff day in and day out, it seems likely that the person is not being careful in other ways, in which case, in addition to being a factor in the creation of so called als, drinking Mountain Dew is an indicator of lack of awareness of how to maintain health.

Is drinking some Mountain Dew enough to create cascading neurodegeneration? Maybe. Maybe not. Even the guy who was drinking sixty ounces a day had going on in his life a host of  als creating things, such as relationship issues, use of disconnection strategies and military service related trauma. So his Mountain Dew consumption was just part of the als creation picture. My guess is that for most people most of the time, as harmful as Mountain Dew might be to their health, they are not going to experience als just because they drink some. Still, it can be a contributing factor, and in general drinking it is probably not a good idea.

So there’s my answer to that Mountain Dew causing als question. I guess I should be glad that one or two servings of Mountain Dew was enough for me to decide not to have any more. Maybe reading this post will be enough for others to decide the same thing.

Want to get cancer? Just go around calling people jerks.

Over the years, when I was with a couple I know well, I noticed how when they saw someone doing something they didn’t like, they would get pretty negative, saying things like, “What a jerk.”

So I was interested to see that their health seemed ok even though their ways were not really wellness creating ways.

Another guy I know tended to act the same way and also tended to have an affinity for the word jerk.

Well so much for all their health being ok. I guess the laws of the universe do hold, even if for a time they don’t seem to.

One day recently I found out that the other guy had been diagnosed with cancer. Then maybe the next day, I found out that the woman in the couple had been diagnosed with cancer.

What does this have to do with calling people jerks? Plenty.

For one thing, cancer tends to be related to inflammation in the body and inflammation in the body is related to anger. So people who get angry and negative on the outside are going to tend to have inflammation and possibly cancer going on on the inside.

For another thing, one way or another, when someone uses negative, non healing ways, imbalances, blocks and other problems are created and sickness, possibly cancer, can be the result.

Of course, if you are positive on the outside and negative underneath, you are still going to make yourself sick. So to maintain health you have to be positive and healing through and through.

When my daughter heard about the two cancer cases, among other things, she said that she doesn’t want to experience cancer. I told her to just make sure she doesn’t use angry, negative ways and she would be fine. Then the other day, in reaction to something going on, sure enough, what does my daughter say? “What a jerk.”

Uh oh. Have some work to do.

That Ridiculous Idea That Genes Underlie Behavior

Yesterday I was talking with a friend whose son has been so called diagnosed as being so called autistic. I got the impression that my friend feels that genes are somehow causing his son to behave in that so called autistic way. No chance.

I’ve also heard that genes cause depression and that genes can cause people to drink too much, and I even recently read about someone whose so called criminal defense team said that he should not be punished too harshly because his genes made him do it. While so called punishing people may be ridiculous, the idea that genes make people do things is maybe even more ridiculous.

Here’s the deal. Genes are merely templates for proteins. When a protein is needed somehow within a body, a gene is used in the creation of the protein. That’s all. I am not sure how many people are aware of this. People ascribe all kinds of things to genes and maybe once they are aware of what genes really are, they will see how ridiculous it is to blame behavior on genes.

A person is a being manifesting in a body. It’s not the body calling the shots. It’s not the genes calling the shots. When a person has another drink, or chooses a white shirt, or runs for political office, or acts all freaky, or takes lipstick without paying for it, the person, not the person’s genes, is making that choice.

People have all kinds of reasons for doing what they do, or don’t do. They may have misconceptions about life, misconceptions upon which they base their strategies for handling life. So their strategies may be flawed and their behavior bizarre. It’s not genes. It’s misconceptions. They can have infinite reasons for what they do, from childhood trauma, to messages picked up from alcohol marketing, to things they learned from their parents and peers. Whatever it is, it’s not genes making  them make choices.

So this is a good thing to get clear in your mind, especially because so many have it so wrong. If you are dealing with a kid who is acting up in school or you are having a tough time changing a habit or you know someone who is having difficulty interacting socially or focusing on tasks, just remember, it’s not about genes. It’s about ideas, habits, strategies, unconscious desires or anything else that underlies choices people make.

Diagnosed With So Called ALS? Just To Be Clear, There’s No Such Thing.

There’s a story out there, one that involves people being diagnosed, as they say, with this thing called ALS. “You have ALS,” they are told, a so called incurable disease with no known cause. The only thing is there’s a big problem with this story. There’s no such thing as ALS.

“Hey, but wait.” you might say. “People are getting weaker, and what about the genes that people say cause ALS to run in families? Surely there must be something going on.”

Yup, something is going on. People are getting weaker and genes are doing things. The thing is that ALS is not doing it. ALS cannot do anything.  There is no ALS attacking people or striking randomly. There is nothing called ALS that one can find using a microscope. People do not “have” ALS. ALS does not really exist.

Here’s what’s really going on.

People have nerve health problems and those nerve health problems look similar. The people’s nervous systems are deteriorating in a cascading fashion, often rather quickly. So someone came up with a name for those nerve problems that look similar, the name ALS. So that’s all ALS is, a name.

So this ALS, this name, is not causing anything. Rather, people’s nerves are deteriorating for many reasons and each story is a little different.

Some people’s nerves go partly because they never give themselves a break, instead choosing to keep going and going, using caffeine and whatever else to keep up the pace until their systems break down. Lou Gehrig’s case is a good example of this. Others have been exposed to substances or have been eating things that somehow figure into the destruction of their nerves. Maybe that’s why there seems to be a link between smoking and neurodegeneration. Certain types of ideas and mental patterns tend to figure in, people repress emotional stuff to the point where their systems no longer function and relationship issues and other forms of stress tend to be involved as well. Generally, there is some combination of things going on.

So there is not really a fast paced form or slower paced form of ALS. There is no ALS for there to be a form of. The reason some people’s nerves degenerate faster than do others’ is that the factors in and patterns of their lives are making their nerves degenerate faster.

Genes, proteins, mitochondria or other little biological things are not causing ALS. Sure biology is involved whenever something happens to a person’s body. That does not mean that these things are causing it. All that’s going on is that biological things are happening because of the stress and other factors and patterns which truly underlie the neurodegeneration.

While people may be struggling or feel that they are fighting various forces to stay well, they are not exactly fighting ALS. There is not really any such entity to fight. Similarly, while people may be surviving through all kinds of problems, there are not exactly ALS survivors. There is not exactly ALS to survive.

What is really going on is that people so called diagnosed with so called ALS just have nerve health problems that are created by the way they and those around them have been living, and that’s good news.

It’s very good news, because what people can create, they can change, and so people directly or interpersonally experiencing so called ALS can change things for the better. By changing what they do, how they think, what they eat, how they handle emotional issues and in general by changing how they live, they can change things so that they heal.

The Future Of Healing Is Now, And So Are The Dark Ages

I remember, maybe it was when I was a kid in grade school, considering a future that would include a cure for cancer, the kind of future where they would take bodies that had been cryogenically preserved and revive them because a cure had been found for the disease that had killed the person.

Well, in a very real sense, that future is now.

For one thing, I for one, can coach to health a person experiencing pretty much any form of illness. Sure I have not figured out every angle for every problem. Still I have basic understanding of how to make that kind of thing happen and have done so numerous times, solving a variety of of problems involving significant physical health issues including autoimmune disease, neurodegeneration, infection, cancer, allergic reactions and metabolic problems.

Also, from what I have seen, I am not the only one. There are many others out there who have all kinds of ways of solving life problems, ways that are effective and elegant and which lead to great results.

So for many of us, that once seemingly far off time when there would be a way to solve any health problem is indeed now.

The amazing thing is that simultaneously, in the same towns, even across the streets, there is a whole other world. In that other world people still experience horrible health problems, are devastated by news they get of diagnoses and end up dying for lack of ways to solve the health problems they are experiencing.

These people, living in the exact same times as the rest of us, go searching in vain for cures, marching, researching, fundraising, all in desperate attempts to get healthier. For them, the dark days of no solutions still exist.

And there is more darkness to these dark ages.

People worship those with medical training and allow themselves to be led to do all sorts or insane things. Body parts are mangled by unnecessary surgery. Misbehaving organs are removed completely. Diagnosis is followed by treatment after treatment. Even small children are poisoned with medication on top of medication. Still the people get sicker and sicker and wonder why.

Huge laboratories, funded by drug companies, through taxation and by the donations of countless concerned people, become centers for the suffering of millions of animals who are purposely made sick so that the high priests of the medical world can then attempt to treat the illness they have created by now stuffing the animals with chemical concoctions whose formulas are developed by people using theories based on dark age beliefs about disease.

Clinical trials go on where some people are given useless pseudo treatment and the others are given potentially palliative substances which sometimes provide some relief, sometimes cause them to die more quickly and always create misunderstood and unanticipated negative effects.

Some do temporarily survive their dark age disease and treatment, only to wonder when things may start to get worse again or the next problem might seemingly randomly show up.

The dark ages are rather dark.

So that’s where we stand as we go further into this twenty-first century, in a world that includes those who seem forced to experience a dark age existence that includes devastation by disease created by forces yet to be understood and those who have seen the light and are already living in a healthy future that may have been difficult for them even imagine not so long ago.

Stem Cells – Never Going To Save You From Yourself

This thing about stem cells has been going on for a while now. Some people are against embryonic stem cell research, while others say that that stance is foolish as the research is a path to finding cures. Others say similar things can be done with stem cells from sources other than embryos.

Whatever their side on that debate, many feel that stem cell research will lead to better health for many, with ways of solving diseases like Parkinson’s, als, multiple sclerosis and diabetes on the way.

I say, don’t be ridiculous.

I mean sure, there are things people can already do with stem cells, and as time goes there will more methods that are useful somehow.

All the same, what you can be certain of is that people cannot really attain wellness by using stem cells, no matter how much research is done.

Why?

Because wellness is a lifestyle thing, a choices thing, a long term thing, something people attain or not because of how they live, day to day and minute to minute.

Let’s take multiple sclerosis, for instance.

Multiple sclerosis is really all about repressed emotions, internal imbalances and other physical issues created by people.

What this means is that you can throw all the stem cells you want at the problem and if the person experiencing the problem keeps doing those same things and creating the same issues that person is going to keep experiencing multiple sclerosis.

The same goes for any form of illness.

Now I will concede, that maybe somehow once a person changes the way he or she is living, somehow stem cells could be used to repair the damage done.  Even here though, there are better ways to accomplish things.

Also, consider this. Life works in parallels. Steal from others and somehow you are stealing from yourself. Hurt others and somehow you are hurting yourself. So, while I am not sure what the parallel is for chop up a partly formed baby and inject yourself with the pieces, I am sure there is a parallel and it’s not something you want to learn about the hard way.

So whatever your stance is on stem cell research, whatever way you might be pinning your hopes on it, whether that means looking for future breakthroughs or traveling today to far off lands for injections, you can be sure of one unchanging thing. If you want to be healthy, you need to take responsibility and live in a wellness creating way. Your health is up to you and no amount of stem cell research can save you from yourself.

From Five Pills A Day To None – Guess What It Took

The other day, after asking me what I do, someone said “I believe in that” and told me about the example of her brother in law who had been diagnosed with all kinds of problems, including diabetes, and was taking five prescription pills a day.

Now, she says, he is in much better shape, has dropped two pants sizes and no longer needs any of those pills. His doctor is amazed, even confused, by the change.

What a change it is too.

I mean for one thing, drugs more block than cure, so in a way all the problems were still there, just blocked somehow, buried by the medication. Furthermore, while the medication was keeping one set of problems in check, you can be sure it was creating all kinds of new ones and the guy was headed for even worse trouble, and, by the way, all of this was probably costing plenty, not just for pills, but for the doctor visits and all the other stuff that goes along with being in such a state as to need all that medication.

Maybe most importantly, of course, not only does he no longer need all the medication, but I suspect he feels much better, in multiple ways, than he ever did when he was taking it.

Ok.  So what did it take to accomplish this?

Did it take months or years of extreme diet changes and working out? Did it take psychotherapy, years of meditation, or doing something radical like moving to a different state? Did it take some kind of bizarre surgery that involved removing a gland or something or cutting part of his brain or installing some kind of technology?

Nah.

It took working with a nutritionist to improve his diet and it took doing some regular exercise and it took less than two months.

While it may not work this quickly and easily for everyone, in this case that’s all it took to go from being a heavily medicated, out of shape time bomb to being a much healthier person using zero medication.

Imagine that.

Which brings up another question. What on earth goes on in medical school?

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