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.


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.


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.