We go through life, or better yet, are conditioned in life to accept conventional medicine as the key to staying healthy. But what about natural therapies that have been used since time immemorial to treat disease?
The Old and New Testaments talk about the use of herbs. Way before the Roman or Christian times, uses of water – hydrotherapy – to effect healing was prominent and going back several centuries, the American Indians were complete naturopaths.
Somehow, the science of natural healing, or naturopathy, emerged.
When we look at what Hippocrates espoused – the treating of disease with diet, fasting, herbs, hydrotherapy, exercise and spinal manipulation – it makes one wonder if modern medicine somehow got on the wrong bus.
The most basic tenet of healing, “only nature heals, emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself. And if given the chance, it will do just that.
Unfortunately, the bus that modern medicine boarded was driven by the pharmaceutical industry that did nothing more than advocate the widespread use of drugs and surgery.
So, as the forerunners of naturopathy emerged, they all tried to convince a skeptical public that nature, not drugs and surgery, was the true path to good health.
Because of the financial strength and political power of Big Pharma, orthodox medicine grew in leaps and bounds and most of the alternative medical schools were forced to close. Not only were naturopaths declared illegal, but midwives, chiropractors, herbalists, acupuncturists and the like took really big hits.
Back as early as 1990 a chiropractor used to be a primary care physician for automobile and work comp injuries and could refer patients for massage. But the paranoid, money-hungry, powers to be used their financial power to make it that only an MD could be the primary and only the MD could refer for chiropractic and massage.
With the 60s a new generation of awareness manifested and all aspects of modern society were looked at very carefully. Many drug-related tragedies made the people question not only how effective, but how safe a drug was especially with so many drug related horror stories being made public.
As always, the medical community raves on and on about schooling and training. Yet they ignore the fact that naturopathic training involves both traditional and modern techniques of diagnosis and therapy, that they are trained in 4-year state accredited naturopathic medical schools, and that their curriculum encompasses all the basic science, diagnostic and medical courses that an MD gets. In addition, the naturopath training involves natural therapies to help the body repair itself.
So the aim is to treat the person and not the disease, to remove the cause and not just the symptom, and to cure the disease, not just put it off for a while.
There’s a law in life that says that the cells in the body are endowed with an inherent trait of self-preservation.
This “law” however, needs to be viewed from varying perspectives: if the body can heal itself, why bother to treat disease at all? If the body can heal itself doesn’t this “law” guarantee cure? Why can’t I simply watch TV while my body reverses my arthritis, cancer, heart disease or type-2 diabetes? Because common sense tells us differently, that’s why.
Disease equates to an unbalance of harmony in the body brought about by various influences that cause the disruption in the body’s equilibrium. Despite this, the body is can protect itself from these external disruptions through discipline, austerity and perseverance.
But, nearly every aspect of our lives causes some sort of disharmony in our physical, mental, moral and spiritual plane. Despite this our bodies are designed to protect itself from any serious threat.
Where we once exerted tremendous efforts for demanding physical exercise, our bodies now perform many effortless tasks. Where our diet used to centered around whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, pure water and simple proteins, we now consume refined, devitalized grains, pesticide laden fruits and vegetables, fluoridated water, caffeine rich teas, coffee and sodas and heavily poisoned proteins. To add insult to injury, we take drugs, both “recreational” and prescribed, smoke all forms of health depleting tobacco, and are exposed to toxic chemicals and radiation in the air, the rivers, streams and oceans. Where things used to be relatively mellow we are now subjected to increased mental and emotional stress through failed relationships, workplace trauma and pressures placed upon us through peer pressure.
Normally we can adapt and use our innate mechanisms to clear this garbage. But what happens when our safety channels get clogged or over burdened or suppressed? What happens when our bodies can no longer maintain its harmony? Disease happens.
Are there certain paths that the disease process takes place? Hell yeah!
We accumulate toxins due to crappy diets, poor circulation and elimination, and using our TV remotes more that our arms, legs and lungs. This first manifests within the cells and then encompasses the whole body/
Our meat-based, junk-food diets reduce our vitality, lead to nutritional deficiencies, clogged arteries and eventually degeneration of our tissues. Furthermore, we constantly ingest artificial chemicals and colors, enormous pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, which change the natural balance of the soil, causing our bodies to work even harder to detoxify these horrors. And this equates to virtually all forms of disease.
Then we don’t stand tall, we slouch, sprawl in chairs and couches, have poor muscle tone due to our lack of exercise and as our normal curves change, we develop spinal problems and weak abdominal muscles. And what this equates to is poor blood and lymph supply to internal organs, which lends itself to poor drainage and tissue vitality, resulting in congestion and accumulations of toxins in the body.
Then there are the head-trips: fear, anxiety, hate, envy, low self-esteem, resentment, etc., which upsets digestion, blood flow, hormonal imbalance and major stress.
Then the MDs supply us with toxic drugs and vaccines giving us allergies, asthma, ADHD, autism and many long-term health problems, especially as we hit old age.
People take for granted that alcohol, coffee and tobacco use is not really a big deal. But they are as repeated use manifests in damage to the liver, lungs, pancreas, thyroid, and adrenals.
Bear in mind that if harmful bacteria, like GMOs, are allowed to multiply, typical symptoms of disease result.
So, what can we do to keep the body in a healthy condition to fight bacteria? One way is to keep the flora in the intestinal tract strong and healthy. Keeping the body’s pH alkaline rather than acidic is another way.
Basically, the body starts out well protected. When we do all those things to weaken it, disease has a stronghold. But then the body is also equipped with venues to free it from these encumbrances.
Fever not only removes toxins from the body but also increases the body’s metabolic rate as well as blood and lymph circulation. Fever also creates a not so friendly environment for bacteria or viruses, which normally have a low-heat tolerance. So when fever increases these organisms die faster.
When you have a fever, you normally sweat. The sweat carries toxins out of the system and it raises the body’s temperature to a range that will not cause a problem.
To localize a problem in the body, inflammation, swelling and edema are actions by which the body can do this. These symptoms indicate what area needs attention.
Despite not seeing them as friendly, diarrhea and vomiting are the body’s way of getting rid of toxins.
Sneezing and coughing are the body’s strong attempts to get rid of toxins and irritants as well. Coughing gets rid of mucous and reduces the spread of infection, especially after a cold or the flu and sneezing concentrates on the irritants in the upper respiratory system.
And finally, pain. Pain says, “I have a problem here” and should not be ignored. Pain is also telling you to back off and rest.
So, all of these acute symptoms of disease are basically the result of the body to reestablish equilibrium and positive health. They will correct and eliminate and should not be suppressed or ignored and if not allowed to run their course or be allowed to do what they are supposed to do, chronic disease will manifest.
What to do, what to do?
First of all the organic sulfur crystals heal just about everything. Then we need to build and strengthen the immune system. Did you know that fresh bee pollen contains all 20 amino acids, all the B vitamins, probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants and more? Off course you didn’t.
And then along comes Shakeology, containing 42 superfoods, and Zeal containing 30 superfoods, which gives your immune system the boost it desperately yearns for. This is the beginning. Then it’s up to you to choose the road you travel.
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I am an activist. I am vehemently opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation, and everything else that the “pimps” (big pHarma, Monsanto, and the large food companies), and the “hookers” (the doctors, the government agencies, the Public Health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the “tricks”.
With being 76 right around the corner, I am in 3 softball leagues, racewalk, do stand-up paddling, hike, swim, do weights and cardio, and teach women’s self-defense classes based upon 20 years of Wing Chun training. I have been a vegetarian since 1975 and a vegan since 1990, have no illnesses and take no meds.
After being vaccinated with the DTP vaccine as a child, I developed asthma, which plagued me until 2008 when I learned about and started taking the organic sulfur crystals. My asthma was reversed in 3 days and has not come back.
So far, 26 cases of autism that we know about have been reversed, as has cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, asthma, osteoarthritis, joint pain, gingivitis, and erectile dysfunction. The sulfur has increased sexual activity, eliminated toxins, heavy metals, radiation, and parasites. It speeds up athletic recovery time, increases blood circulation, reduces inflammation, increases resistance to the “flu”, reduces wrinkles, allergies, PMS, monthly period pain, migraines, nausea, lowering high blood pressure, raising low blood pressure and way more, because the oxygen that the sulfur releases floods and heals the cells in the body.
The sulfur, as proven by the University of Southampton in England, enables the body to produce vitamin B12 and the essential amino acids.
You can find out more about this on my website under Products.
My book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”, which has been published, can be viewed and purchased at www.asanediet.com. The book clearly explains why what you eat, for the most part, is designed to keep you in a state of declining health.
I have recently discovered two amazing super foods – Zeal and Shakeology – Zeal contains 30 amazing probiotics, anti-oxidents and more, all designed to build and strengthen the immune system and Shakeology contains 42. What’s great about Shakeology is that it is filling, replaces one meal and keeps you full for hours and helps with weight control and loss. For more info about Shakeology please email me or go to www.beachbodycoach.com/heshgoldstein. The good news about Shakeology is if you are not satisfied after 30 days the company will refund you.
And now I have come across an amazing bee pollen that is so soft it melts in your mouth and has so many benefits. It is rich in vitamin B12 and all B vitamins, proteins, minerals, beneficial fatty acids, carotenoids, bioflavenoids, antioxidants, antihistamines, enzymes, antibiotics, and natural phenylalanine, which acts as an appetite suppressant, and more.
My daily regimen consists of one teaspoon of the crystals twice a day, one scoop of the Zeal in cold water, one packet of Shakeology either in 8 to 12 ounces of water or added to my smoothie and a heaping tablespoon of bee pollen. For more about Shakeology please go to www.beachbodycoach.com/heshgoldstein.
Hesh Goldstein, MSNutri
“Health Talk” Moderator, K-108 Radio
POB 240783, Honolulu, Hi 96824