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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Let’s Face It. Western Medicine is Way Off Track.

A while ago, a person working with me told me that a doctor had recommended knee replacement surgery. Her knees were not working so well and new knees would be just the ticket. Just one thing. She was way overweight, so overweight that she was worried about him succeeding in dealing with all the fat when performing the surgery. Uh, do ya think maybe before she had her living knees replaced with prosthetics that it might be a good idea to see if the living ones worked better once she lost some weight? Seems rather obvious that that would be a good question and yet somehow it was totally ignored.

Another crazy case I saw involved a person who had gotten his weight up so high that he had not gotten out of bed for years. A doctor recommended surgically altering his digestive tract to help him lose weight. Let me get this straight, a guy who cannot even get out of bed needs surgery to lose weight? Uh, how about if his parents were to just stop supplying him with so much food. There must be some serious psychological issues in that household and using surgery to lose weight just perpetuates the whole thing by changing one factor without dealing with those issues.

This type of slashing at one thing while ignoring huge parts of the picture madness pervades the medical system and the people who use it and the whole system is way off track.

It figures that Barack Obama, a person who only recently quit smoking, somehow jammed the support of this insanity down all of our throats. He is clueless about what it takes to be healthy and now laws have been passed to get everyone else to participate in the same nonsensical system he has bought into.

Lately I have been working with people experiencing the neurodegenerative problem called als. Western medicine has been typically clueless here too. Anyone with two eyes can see that the reason these people are sick is that they have been living in ways that end up killing them. The only thing that is really going to change this for them is their changing the ways they are living. What’s western medicine’s answer to als? They are looking for a medical cure, by doing things like torturing mice by the thousands. Holy moly. Are you serious? The western medicine concept of als is that it is kind of random, that for some reason things in a person’s body sort of spontaneously go haywire. Gimme a break folks. Als is not random and you will never ever solve it as long as you cling to that illusion.

This spontaneous development conception of disease seems to be the common theme with western medicine, one that involves the premise that people have little control over what goes on in their bodies, even in their minds, and that things go wrong on their own and can only be solved by somehow adding ingredients to the mix, pills, surgery, and lately bits of chopped up babies even. None of this is correct and none of it will ever really work. Why? Because none of these things really are random and out of people’s control. People whose bodies fall apart on them are living in ways to make that happen. People whose minds are split, who have difficulty functioning socially or who have other mentally focused issues have created those problems as well. What this means is that basically you can throw all the medication, surgery or bits of babies you want at these problems and they are going to persist as long as the people keep doing what they are doing and living the way they are living.

Kids will keep having learning problems, digestive problems and immune system problems as long as they are stressed out, eat junky food and have parents and teachers that use little common sense in working with them. Drugs are not going to help and using western medicine style medicine is just making things worse for them.

People will keep developing health issues as long as they keep living in basically unhealthy ways. Whether they have been diagnosed with anorexia, autism, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease or dementia, their genes and biology are not the problems. Their ideas and lifestyles are the problems, and western medicine’s coming up with all kinds of nutty genetic and biological theories as to why they are sick is not helping at all.

Until people in medicine see the basic errors they have made, that the foundation of all they do is unsound, they will continue to miss huge parts of the picture and to look for cures for things that neither require cures nor can be cured medically, and as a group in all fields they will continue to be way off track and perpetuate misery. That’s just the way it is.

The Fool’s Game, How Using Medication Can Be Just Another Step In Creating Disease

When people experience physical illness one course they often take is using medication to change what is going on. If there is no medication available for dealing with a certain problem, they may work endlessly in search of a medical method to solve the problems they are experiencing.

There’s just one thing.

While medication may have valid uses in facilitating a healing process or in helping a person get some temporary relief, the truth is that one cannot really attain wellness through medical intervention.

This fact can be understood through simple logic.

Disease is always created by people’s living in disease creating ways. Whether the problem is damagingly high blood pressure, inability to process sugar, often called diabetes, raging cellular growth, often called cancer, or some other problem, the reason it is happening is that people are living in such a way as to create the problems they are experiencing.

What this means is that even if they can somehow change the symptoms they are experiencing by using medication, the ways that underlie the creation of the problems can be and likely will still be there, and so the people will continue to create and experience problems.

Another way to put it is this. Do you really believe that one can continue to live in stressed out, disease creating ways and somehow medicate one’s self to health? Clearly that makes little sense.

For instance, over the past few years I have been working with people experiencing the problem often called als. People who experience als do so because they, along with others around them, have been living in such a way as to create this condition. Among other things, people who experience als tend to repress their emotions to an extreme degree, overwhelm themselves by taking on all kinds of things in order to prove themselves and deal with life issues in ways that create building stress. In addition many of their bodies contain high levels of substances commonly involved in the creation of health problems. Even if their physical symptoms could somehow be stabilized by using medication, their ways of handling life could basically remain the same. One cannot live in the ways these people do and be healthy, and you can be sure that even with medication anyone living this way will continue to experience disease in some form.

This brings up an additional issue with using medication.

People who start using medication to handle one problem often find that what happens next is that they experience an even worse problem. In other words, they experience one problem and successfully use medication to block the symptoms of that problem and enable themselves to continue to live in disease creating ways. Then, continuing on the same path, they create something worse.

For instance, a common pattern I have seen is that before experiencing als, some people were experiencing another, less problematic, stress related problem such as high blood pressure and they used medication to keep that issue in check. Then, still stressed and living in non wellness creating ways, they went on to experience als.

While it may be difficult to imagine something worse than als, or scleroderma or other degenerative problems, logic dictates that if a person actually were to use medication to somehow enable himself to keep living in the ways underlying the creation of these problems, the person could or even likely would make things even worse. A person who keeps an aggressively degenerative disease in check with medication could very well experience a new problem, maybe one we have not really seen much before. I have heard of at least one health problem that sounds even worse than any of the ones I mentioned and I suspect there are others. Or things could manifest in another way. For one thing the planet itself is not looking too healthy these days. Maybe the next thing to come after medically blocking the symptoms of something like als or Huntington’s is famine, or nuclear catastrophe, or complete ecosystem breakdown and failure.

If that sounds extreme to you, consider that significant health problems arise out of people making choices that add up to extreme stress. So it is only logical that continuing to make these types of choices is going to add up to even more stress and disease somehow or other, and one way that could happen is through aggravation of the planet wide problems we are already experiencing.

Could there be some valid uses of medication to facilitate a healing process? Maybe. For one thing, maybe it makes sense to use medication to relieve symptoms while people make changes to create lasting improvement. Medication may also help people to handle acute situations like allergic reactions until they learn to handle these problems in other ways.

Still, the key thing to understand is that in general medication and medical and surgical intervention are not really ways to health. To really make things better, one needs to understand and apply healing, issue resolving approaches that create true, sustainable wellness.