Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Minding your Health

Q. Is health an effect or a cause?
A. Health is an effect.

Q. What is the cause of good health?
A. Your positive belief system, balanced nutrition and exercise.

Q. What about genetics?
A. Geneticists have discovered that genes can express themselves in healthier ways depending on the beliefs a person entertains.

Q. Does that mean that if I change my belief system it can have a strong influence on my health?
A. Yes.

Q. What is more beneficial to my health, treating the belief or the condition?
A. I believe treating the belief first will provide a solid foundation for a longer lasting effect, in addition treating the condition will provide a more permanent positive result.

Q. What is the best approach?
A. Treat the condition when necessary but more importantly treat your belief system also. Your belief system creates chemicals and hormones within your body that can heal or disrupt proper body function and its overall health.

Q. What if I treat the condition only?
A. Research has shown that a condition may show up again. It is always best to treat the belief along with the cause for a longer positive lasting effect.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Adrenal Burnout & to What to Do

Thousands of people suffer from constant fatigue, unrelieved by rest and sleep. This is the main symptom of adrenal burnout syndrome. Other symptoms may include a craving for sweets, low blood pressure and blood sugar, irritability and depression. Low energy impairs every system of the body. Secondary symptoms range from impaired digestion to infections. Toxic emotions accumulate with adrenal burnout. The world looks bad, people are evil, and a hopeless attitude is quite common.
The condition is also called adrenal hypo-function, exhaustion or insufficiency. Unlike fatigue, one’s energy does not return after a good nights rest. Burnout is a more serious dis-harmony of the body’s energy system.
Excessive stress is an important cause of burnout, can be from diverse sources. Chemical toxicity and nutritional depletion are among the physical causes. Mental, emotional or spiritual stress may be a major factor. Financial, family or other stress may also contribute to burnout.
Other stressors are living in cities with noise and electromagnetic pollution. Cell phones, microwave towers and appliances like televisions, microwave ovens and computers give off strong electrical fields. More evidence is mounting showing the validity of this information withing the scientific community.

Nutritional Deficiencies are a common cause. When under stress, the need for nutrients is much greater. Carbohydrates, when excessive in the diet, stress the adrenals. Diets low in protein may also create deficiencies. Inadequate or chemicals in water affects oxygenation of the cellular tissues.
I recommend the avoidance of wheat, spelt, sugar and cow’s milk, dairy products except butter. A large segment of the population shows a sensitivity to this of foods. If other food allergies are present, avoid these foods for a while. Avoid Isolated soy protein as it is of poor quality and contains many anti-nutrients. Reduce all sweets, eat moderate amounts of fruit and vegetables and avoid all junk food. Avoid all vegetable oils except for extra virgin olive oil. Avoid all juices. They are too yin, most are too sugary and they can concentrate food toxins, upset blood sugar and weaken the adrenals. Use pink sea salt rather than table salt. Eat regular meals of excellent quality. Make the switch to organic food, whenever possible.

Nutritional supplements are necessary. Kelp capsules and nutritional yeast are excellent supplements for most people. They are rich sources of nutrients and kelp assists detoxification. Other nutrients that are very important for adrenal activity are vitamins A, B, C, E, pantothenic acid (B5) and adrenal glandular substance. Calcium and magnesium are often needed. A digestive aid is always needed. I prefer Pepsin HCL with broad spectrum enzymes. Zinc is frequently needed. Other nutrients may be needed depending on one’s level of toxic metals and other symptoms or deficiencies.
Rest and sleep are extremely important. Plan on nine hours of sleep for at least a couple of years. At times, more may be needed. Sleep is not a waste of time. There is no substitute for adequate rest. Rest when the body signals you to rest. Easy does it.

Spend some time in the sun each day. Contrary to some propaganda, half an hour of sunshine daily will not hurt you especially before 11 am or after 4 pm. Sunlight is a nutrient and assists health in many ways.

This article is philosophical in nature and is for informational purpose only, it is not meant to treat or diagnose disease.
All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech.