Leaky Gut syndrome is something you should educate yourself about. Doctors on the leading edge of research and discovery believe that inflammation caused by leaky gut is the root cause for the rapidly growing chronic disease epidemic world-wide. Now we can blame leaky gut on pesticides, herbicides, other environmental toxins, vaccines, GMOs, and many other causes. The truth is, there are too many sources for micro biome disfunction than we can name.Watch this interview with Dr. Zack Bush. I started it at 3m50s because it’s an interview and this is where the story of Dr. Bush’s journey and eventual discovery begins.
After attending several online health programs, it’s time to summarize in an article. I’ve spent over 10-12 hours each on their key programs:
- The Truth About Cancer – TY Bollinger
- The Truth About Vaccines – TY Bollinger
- GMOs Revealed – Patrick Gentempo
I want to provide the “Reader’s Digest” version of these – they’re packed with research and scientific studies that have mainly been suppressed from mainstream media.
I want to avoid telling you “why” things are happening because I don’t want to be labelled a conspiracy theorist. You can draw your own conclusions after I summarize “what” is happening.
Here is a list of bullets that I feel are well-supported by credible scientific studies (and I know the difference) and yet cover topics that are not well-known at all and most people rather than seek the science will “drink the cool-aide.”
If you’re suspicious at all that the “cool-aide” you’re drinking may be doctored beyond belief then keep reading.
Some ‘bullets” about GMOs and Roundup.
- GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms and refer to food where the seeds have been genetically altered to achieve some purpose not inherent in the food. For instance, modification of corn to include it’s own internal insecticide and to resist heavy doses of Roundup – a herbicide made by Monsanto.
- GMOs without Roundup at the very least will make you very sick and gradually (and in some cases not so gradually) will expose you to one or more chronics diseases including Alzheimers, heart disease, cancer, auto-immune disease, diabetes type 2, autism, obesity, and much more.
- Roundup and both its active ingredient Glyphosate and its supposed inactive ingredients can make you very sick and gradually expose you to the chronic diseases listed above.
- Roundup is a toxin that currently shows up in our corn and soy crops, shows up in our livestock, our groundwater and soil, our rivers, our oceans, our rain water, and in new born babies. It is ubiquitous and is everywhere.
- Roundup and GMOs working together as they are found in our food supply are accelerating chronic disease and will ensure that within the next 20 years our healthcare system will be bankrupted.
- The same people who make and sell Roundup make seeds, herbicides, and insecticides, and through certain interests sell drugs – most chemical companies have similar products like Syngenta and are in a position to profit from the continuation and expansion of chronic disease.
- In America today, a scientist who conducts research on GMOs or Roundup and produces results that are not supportive of Monsanto will be attacked by the media, the White House, the FDA and EPA, and if they are an actual doctor, the AMA. Their career will be taken away and they will be ostracized from their profession.
- Monsanto and others in the industry are immune from prosecution since Obama signed a bill to create immunity.
- Farmers who will not purchase GMO seeds and Roundup are sued and put out of business.
Now some bullets on vaccination.
- CDC schedule for the US – read here.
- CDC schedule for infants 0-6 years – read here.
- America has the largest mandatory vaccination schedule in the world – 26 vaccinations some starting at one day old.
- Many of the vaccines include toxic substances such as Mercury and Aluminum that are in quantities already pronounced as much as 25 times the acceptable levels by the FDA.
- Many vaccines address illnesses that have not occurred for 20 years or more.
- In some states a child cannot go to school unless they are fully vaccinated.
- In some states a welfare family cannot received payments unless their children are vaccinated.
- Vaccines have been positively linked to cancer and the growing epidemic of cancer.
- Vaccines have been positively linked to diabetes, heart disease, autism, Alzheimers, and auto-immune disease.
- Scientists who conduct research and try to publish results that expose vaccines are discredited and put out of the industry or they disappear without explanation.
- Vaccines are a very lucrative and profitable business.
- Being “anti-vaccine” doesn’t make any sense. Being pro-information and gaining access to information from clinical experience and research to promote “informed consent” and fighting suppression does make sense.
Now some bullets on cancer:
- Cancer is curable, however, neither chemotherapy nor radiation nor surgery have proven in any study to be effective against cancer and in most cases their are so toxic to patients as to shorten their lifespan.
- Clinics all over the world have proven with very high percentages and patients outcomes that cancer can be cured without any of the traditional treatments, 100% remission can be achieved, with very few side effects and very little expense.
- Thousands of stories and patient histories have been suppressed by the pharmaceutical companies and the AMA.
- Cancer and long term cancer treatment is a very lucrative and profitable business.
These bullets are not the results of a theory and not the result of negative thinking. You can read each of these with the phrase, “Extensive scientific study has proven…” and you can follow the discovery already conducted on papers and emails exposed by trial proceedings and whistleblower scientists who have retired.
The valid question in the face of a huge machine that seems to have as it’s purpose to keep people sick and dependent on healthcare is – HOW DO YOU FIGHT SOMETHING THIS BIG? WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS?
Naturally you can strategize on how to protect yourself and your family. Strong recommendations are:
- Get control of your water system
- Learn how to detox and how to promote your bodies natural ability to detox heavy metals and toxins
- Buy only organic or grow your own
- Eat only whole foods – nothing packaged
- Reduce the amount of meat in your diet
But that battle is how you survive on a personal level while these issues are going to impact everyone we know, and our children after us.
The most credible strategy I heard after listening to many, is that there is too much corruption in politics and regulatory agencies to think that we could influence anyone no matter who many marches we conduct. All of the heroic efforts we’ve observed by many brave people have been like punching the Pillsbury Dough Boy. They’re too big, too well-entrenched, and too powerful to beat on their own turf.
So the best strategy is what we can control. Our buying power. if 15% of the population stops buying GMO products, the economics will turn the tide. Our power is in our purchasing power and they can’t do anything about it. There’s no propaganda needed and not politics involved. It’s completely legal for us all to vote by our pocket book.
- If we start buying local from local farmers and ranchers where we can see how they raise food whether they are certified organic or not, we can by-pass the whole machine by just going to the farmer’s market.
- If we start opting out of medications and especially the ones for “feel good” but also for cancer, diabetes, and start eating whole foods we can minimize our dependence on the big pharma companies.
- Many can opt out of vaccinations for children – not because it’s convenient and not because it isn’t going to be hard, but because there is better than a 50% chance your children will have serious mental disorders before they’re 10 if you don’t find another alternative – even if you have to do home schooling because the school won’t accept you (private school of course is an option for some).
Just get more things under your control and don’t drink the cool-aide or believe your doctor or the media on anything. Get you and your family off the train because you know what’s down that track and you don’t need to go there to find out.
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It might surprise you to know that mountains of research are piling up on the idea that all of these illnesses have a common cause. Not only our country but the civilized world has been growing not only diagnosed illnesses but in many cases undiagnosed numbers of cases that are staggering..
The Common Denominator
When an isolated tribe or society in parts of the world where trade was not common are discovered, without exception these societal groups do not suffer from any of these chronic diseases. These disease occur only in modern society. When trade begins with an isolated societal group and western packaged foods and medicines are made available, all of these chronic disease begin to occur within the first generation.
Western food and medicine are clearly at the root of chronic diseases.
Where to Start
When we look at illnesses like cancer, it is clear that radiation and chemo-therapy are clearly not cures for cancer. Their longer term success rate are often shadowed by statistics for short term remission but zapping the body with radiation and burning out cancer cells that are otherwise immortal is only a temporary and very painful cure that generally kills all but the very healthy and sets the stage for hundreds of new illnesses that occur when your immune system has already failed.
The root cause of cancer is a weak immune system. The immune system carries away cancer cells which we all have all of the time. Our normal functioning body knows how to handle cancer cells but something else in our environment has weakened our immune system and made us targets for illnesses like cancer.
No Cure for Cancer
I heard someone say the other day that there was no cure yet for cancer. We were discussing the Susan G. Koman Foundation, the massive funds they have raised, and reports that they have not been involved in any research that promised a cure for cancer.
It suddenly dawned on me that everyone thinks there aren’t any cures for cancer when there clearly are as recently chronicled by the documentary, “The Truth About Cancer.” Most people are actually certain that there isn’t a cure for cancer while massive evidence exists to the contrary.
Of course confusion is created by the massive lobbies for cancer treatment. The FDA and government agencies in general have proven to be ruthless by driving alternative medicine clinics out of business, destroying all patient records and sometimes even placing physicians in jail for not prescribing the standard treatments for cancer. It’s clear from hundreds of true stories that the pharmaceutical companies intend to force their costly solutions on every cancer patient in the world as long a there is someone to pay for it.
Mechanics of a Chronic Disease
Chronic Disease generally shows up first with the weakest organ in the body. For most women that the thyroid and Hashimotos and Graves Disease begin to show up first. There are millions of cases of these illnesses and the lab test markers will often show up 10 years before systems become to strong to ignore.
In other cases, the problems show up in the liver or pancreases and the symptoms become obesity and diabetes.
The common mechanism for all of these conditions is chronic inflammation. A sustained use of the immune system until it weakens and burns out.
Pharmaceutical companies know your immune system is compromised.They’re selling you drugs that generally weaken the immune system even more. They know that almost everyone suffers from some level of auto-immune disease, a condition that has the body attacking its own organs.
The world of auto-immunity is a very fertile development environment for families and generations of drugs that do their work by suppressing an over-active immune system.
Some people have skin and nerve disorders that show up at itching or fiber myalgia and others develop a general brain fog and comes with a variety of organ failures and eventually Alzheimers. There are whole families of symptoms for skins or all of the bodily organs while the immune system attacks these and causes them to fail.
If the root cause of the auto-immune of located and addressed, the body gradually heals itself, the immune system begins to function again, and the symptoms gradually reside.
What Causes Inflammation?
There are so many competing environmental factors that it is unlikely that you suffer from just one cause but more likely there are many.
Even though you might suffer from a simple allergy to things that grow and blow outdoors, in the past 20 years we increased the potential toxins in the air. Each year we produce more chemicals and those chemicals generally go into the ground and into the air. And just like DDT, our chemicals from with a very strong PR package that causes us to believe they are entirely safe to humans only to find years later that they are not.
The current round is Round-up and Glyphosate, but soon that will be replaced just like DDT, the next bigger chemical and PR package that states that it’s much safer than the old chemicals. Most people are not only allergic to the chemicals but the genetically modified crops that go with them. Yes, most people have some allergy to GMOs.
But all of these chemicals attack the human gut in ways that we do not fully understand. But it is clear that 80% of the human immune system resides in the gut.
And among the strongest influences not yet discussed are the foods we eat. As our society developed, we replaced real live whole foods with packaged foods. We began to change how we raised beef, pork, and chicken. And slowly the amount of dangerous and toxic hormones and antibiotics has risen to the point where almost any prepared or packaged food whether vegetable, fruit, or ranch cannot be eaten without compromising your immune system.
Some of the same companies who sell the GMO seeds and Round-Up also own pharmaceutical companies who make a better profit as long as you remain ill for the rest of your life. Seems that this truth is so monstrous that most people refuse to believe it.
And you can add vaccinations to that list as well. It has been clear for a long time that pharmaceutical companies spend millions to get the law enforcement agencies to believe that those who are not vaccinated should be separated from the rest of society or forced to undergo vaccination against their will.
But meanwhile we’ve generally adopted the belief that “government knows best” without realizing that “government” is the big pharmaceutical companies and not some decision that we participated in.
Inflammation is the body’s normal response when we get a cut or an injury. But those things heal and inflammation goes away. What happens when inflammation is continuous and never goes away?
What to Do?
It would be easy to recommend a number of steps at this point to reduce inflammation but there are so many potential causes as to make any recommendation too general or incorrect as to be irrelevant.
In general I recommend:
- Get tested and find out what factors are causing your inflammation.
- Remove the root causes of inflammation.
Overall, it is clear that you cannot rely on most physicians to help you with this. Physicians other than functional medicine physicians are not educated to treat the root cause of disease. Medical school and the curriculum used is mainly funded by the pharmaceutical industry and has it primary focus on diagnosis and prescription – identify the symptoms and prescribe the drug.
Too impatient to get the lab tests done?
- Eliminate all grains from your diet.
- Eliminate all dairy from your diet.
- Eliminate all packaged foods from your diet.
- Eliminate all refined sugar and flour from your diet.
- Eliminate all vegetable oils from your diet.
- Eliminate all beef that is not 100% grass-fed and finished.
- Eliminate all chicken and eggs that are not 100% free range.
- Eat organic as often as possible.
Then see what symptoms go away.
One way to prevent or even cure cancer is found in this article by Dr. Mercola.
I just attended a conference with over 40 speakers on this topic. Actually the main focus of the conference was centered around fat but most speakers centered their talks arounds the impact of autoimmune diseases on the human body.
What is Autoimmune and Why is it Important?
Autoimmune refers to a condition where the body’s immune system attacks the body. Generally it attacks specific organs as shown in the graphic above. In fact, it really attacks all organs and what shows up is the weakest link. Generally your genetic makeup determines which organ will be the weakest link – it varies from person to person and that’s why autoimmune has so many faces. It can show up in many people as Hashimotos because the immune system has been attacking the Thyroid for years.
Many of these symptoms don’t show up for 5-7 years. Of course if your doctor knew the right tests to administer and if insurance would pay for them, these conditions could be detected many years before they actually started producing symptoms.
With autoimmune, tests will show widespread attacks or anti-bodies for many organs years before one or more start to fail.
There are as many symptoms as there are organs in the body. Suddenly it’s harder to keep your weight down and you find you’re eating more and craving things you didn’t used to eat. So you start increasing weight. You may become aware that you’re fatigued more often and don’t have the energy you did and you might think that is aging but it isn’t.
Your doctor might tell you your blood sugar is up – your triglycerides – a measure of how much unused sugar you have floating around in your blood. You might be diagnosed as pre-diabetic or having metabolic syndrome – a short list of factors that point to early-stage diabetes.
But again the symptoms can vary and they generally come on fairly slowly over time. Your skin might start to become blemished or you might have more indigestion more often, you might have problems with sleeping, or any number of things pointing to a change in your metabolism – your doctor will say it’s just aging but that’s because he doesn’t believe the human body was made to care for itself for a much longer period than most doctors believe in.
In fact, if you want to get a better description of the symptoms just watch the drug commercials on television. The pharmaceutical industry will provide a variety of drugs that suppress the immune system. They won’t cure the problem that caused these symptoms because that would result in selling you a lot fewer drugs so they’ll sell you drugs that suppress or compromise your immune system and temporarily prevent it from attacking your suffering organ, or anything else for that matter. When you hear the mandatory warnings note that they always have to do with telling your doctor if you have certain symptoms already that would require an immune response to infection, etc.
The Underlying Cause
Meanwhile as the medical establishment prescribes insulin, or Synthroid, or a variety of other medications that only mask the symptoms and while the drug companies make an ever-increasing array of drugs and educate doctors in how to diagnose and prescribe, the real underlying cause remains hidden because there is not a lot of money in curing people permanently.
Make no mistake, autoimmune has already been proven to be reversible and curable. It’s already a fact but nobody selling, dispensing, or prescribing drugs is going to tell you that.
For over 20 years, functional medicine doctors have been diagnosing and treating the various forms of autoimmune. It has only been in the past 5 years that these doctors and the many researchers have begun to realize that there is one root cause for all of the chronic diseases that have only shown up in the past 40 years.
Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, cancer, and more…
…have as their underlying cause, chronic inflammation. Explained in more detail in several posts on this website, inflammation is the root cause of triggering the autoimmune response and a part of a downward spiral where cause and effect feed each other until it is difficult to determine whether inflammation caused autoimmune or vice versa.
Inflammation occurs for a variety of reasons but it generally refers to the triggering of the bodies immune system to fight off a perceived infection. When you have a cut it is normal for the body to use temporary inflammation to cure the cut. But that response comes and goes fairly quickly. A normal state in the body would be that no immune response or antibodies are triggered day to day because they are not needed.
But when the body perceives a threat it generates the immune response and the body is continually in a state of inflammation. That inflammation and immune response in turn causes all sorts of “risk factors” like high cholesterol, blood pressure, high blood sugar, and more.
But what is the most common cause of chronic inflammation? What if instead of developing a drug to fight the symptoms we just kept asking the question, “Why is there inflammation?” – this is what functional medicine does – it keeps asking “Why” until it gets to the root cause of the problem.
And the root cause it surprising because it’s gluten.
Just Because Everyone Doesn’t Have Symptoms Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Hurting Them
The most important discovery for this century is that ALL HUMANS, and most animals, are not designed to eat wheat, barley, rye, or any derivative thereof.
I’M NOT SAYING SOME PEOPLE, OR ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALLERGIC TO WHEAT – I AM SAYING THAT NO HUMAN BEING WAS DESIGNED TO EAT WHEAT.
Why? Because wheat and other foods derived from grasses erode and damage the gut OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS.
Sure, cows have a different digestive system and their stomachs are designed to eat grasses, but humans are not cows and eating wheat slowly but surely damages and erodes the gut until sooner or later we develop a “leaky gut” – a gut that has been eroded to the point where undigested food particles start to slip through the cracks and into the blood stream. When this starts to happen then various foods that we eat often begin to bind to proteins and cells in the body that belong to various organs and then new combined proteins are now seen by the body’s immune system as “the enemy” and then eating more of that food just continually triggers the immune response – inflammation.
AGAIN, HUMAN BEINGS WERE NOT DESIGNED TO EAT WHEAT.
Dr. Osborne provides detailed insight into this issue in his book “NO GRAIN NO PAIN” but what I’m giving you in this post is the bottom line of listening to dozens of speakers – doctors who have cured patients permanently of their autoimmune diseases and researchers who have proven without a shadow of doubt what the underlying cause is.
If you eat grains – bread, pastries, any kind of refined flour, granola, granola bars, it doesn’t matter what form it takes, and any of the thousands of packaged food items that also contain wheat or gluten, then 5-7 years down the road, and sometimes longer, you’re going to start to notice the symptoms of autoimmune.
And you’ll no doubt think it is aging and your doctor will agree with you unless he or she is a doctor of functional medicine in which case they’re schedule you for a number of tests and then systematically find the root cause issue.
But while you are waiting, they’ll tell you to stop eating wheat.
Consequences of Labelling Wheat a NON-STARTER
I don’t mean to trivialize the realization that humans cannot eat wheat. Our entire agricultural system is built around wheat because it’s easy and cheap to grow, it’s a significant source of calories and protein, and if everyone in America stopped eating wheat tomorrow our entire economy would collapse.
But it’s also a significant source of toxins over and above it’s basic mismatch with the human digestive system.
GMO wheat crops dominate our food system. These are seeds genetically modified to withstand the effects of RoundUP – the product from Monsanto that now has been discovered to not only contain Glyphosate, a potent insecticide, but also some hidden petroleum distillates that were not listed as “active ingredients” but most certainly are and to boot at 10X more dangerous than the Glyphosate. GMO plants absorb RoundUP like a sponge and have been found in our entire water system, in human urine samples, and even in organic crops due to overspray and ground water contamination.
And besides our basic reaction to wheat, all of those ingredients mentioned in RoundUP are toxic hormone disrupters that not only cause inflammation but also disrupt the basic metabolic responses of the body.
So WHEAT IS A NON-STARTER FOR MORE THAN ONE REASON.
Will Eliminating Wheat Solve All My Problems?
We live in a complex environment with complex intake of nutrition and exposure to toxins. You might also be allergic to other common foods because “leaky gut syndrome” opens the doors for you to become allergic to more than just wheat. Wheat is an automatic, but leaky gut might also make you allergic to dairy products – something most of us eat frequently and therefore stand more chance of creating antibodies and an immune response. So we have to get off wheat for 30 days or more to begin to repair the damage and in the meantime there may be other contributors.
Aside from wheat when we’re older and we’ve had a steady diet of fish for instance, we might have a buildup of mercury from eating the wrong fish and that can contribute to our inflammation as well.
So testing is important to help us understand what elements are contributing to inflammation.
As well, there are many environmental contributors of toxins that we might be sensitive to. Chemicals we use in the home, garden, garage, and people spraying in local fields, contribute greatly to our home environment, a place where we spend at least ⅓ of our time. The #1 recommendation among those who study and analyze the source of toxins at home is to get a HEPA filter and clean your home air as much as possible so that you can sleep and live at least part of the time without exposure to toxins that will trigger inflammation.
Of course if you’re going to address inflammation then you have to get serious about sugar and carbohydrates in general. Sugar, soft drinks, and too much fruit (fructose) and packaged foods with high fructose corn syrup are sources of inflammation above and beyond most anything else you ingest. Grains including refined flours are converted to sugar in your body very quickly and so have the same value as sugar in producing chronic inflammation. Your body sees blood sugar as the enemy and quickly generates cholesterol to fix the problem. That cholesterol of course attaches itself to your arteries and the story is clear from there.
Most people who completely eliminate all sources of sugar and grains from their diet report immediate drops in blood pressure and reduction or elimination of many of symptoms associated with autoimmune and inflammation.
And don’t underestimate the effects of caffeine. Not only does it activate your adrenals but most coffee beans come with a toxic mold content that will definitely trigger inflammation.
At the end of the day, eliminating a lot of things for 30 days or more is the best test you can use. If you feel better, and you most likely will, then you can decide whether feeling good and being healthy is more important to you than eating what you want.
Thank about it…
- diabetes in America is growing so rapidly that healthcare and government are concerned about how we will pay for it
- heart disease and cancer are growing at an alarming rate
- obesity and even childhood obesity are growing also at an alarming rate
We can’t ignore these “big picture” issues that we may have escaped for now, but may discover shortly to be a major factor in our own personal health.
There is a silent and deadly disease that causes diabetes, heart disease, ALS, Alzheimers, dementia, MS, obesity, and many more chronic diseases. It’s auto-immune disease. You’ll be amazed at how many people around you already have it or will develop it shortly.
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Dear Grand Dad or Mom:
I wanted to give you this letter while you still have a chance of reading and understanding it.
I don’t appreciate what you did to us – your grandchildren.
First, you completely ignored everyone who told you to stop eating junk food and toxic food, and kept eating high carbohydrate foods with flour and sugar, and lots of bad chemicals until your brain started to malfunction and then you couldn’t make good decisions anymore and you still ignored all of the research and medical advice saying you were too old to change.
Second, you completely ignored your responsibility to be healthy and happy for your children and grandchildren so we wouldn’t have to take care of you as you got older. Do you really think we like having you in a bed in our house with breathing machines and IVs so that our parents have to take care of you day and night just to keep you alive? And all of this because you were too stubborn to just listen to what everyone was telling you?
Third, you were too old and too tired even at 50 years old to play with us and take us places. What do you think your job is anyway?
We just don’t see how you could possibly do this. Everyone even in your time knew that eating refined foods of any kind was bad for you. You ate sugar and the glucose gave you brain fog and then Alzheimers. You ate flour and the carbs deteriorated your gut and made your immune system malfunction so that you always had the flu or a cold, or some kind of illness. What, did you think these things were random or just came with getting older? And then finally you ate until you had type 2 diabetes and then instead of stopping, you took insulin – how silly can you get?
Now you’re so obese that you can hardly move and still you’re not listening to anyone. Obesity is a disease caused by leptin and insulin resistance and that’s caused by eating all the packaged foods and junk you eat. Why didn’t you care enough to stop eating all that junk so you could be well and spend time with us?
Don’t you like us?
Look, Grandpa, you’re only 50 and we know you think it’s over, but it’s not. Get your head out of your ##### and wakeup and smell the coffee.
Read this blog.
If you suffer from heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, or any of the other chronic non-contagious diseases including metabolic syndrome which sort of encompasses them all, you should study and learn more about the ketonic diet. It’s not just a weight loss diet but it can have that side effect. It’s actually a get healthy diet.
It turns out the body wasn’t made to burn glucose – it’s the sugar we convert when we eat carbs like sugar, fructose from fruit, starches, and grains. Our body was actually made to burn ketones – a special molecule created in the liver from eating healthy fats.
What’s Different About a Ketonic Diet?
A ketonic diet requires less carbs and more healthy fat. Sources like avocado, coconut, olives and olive oil are examples of healthy fat but there are many other sources.
Carbs cause inflammation and inflammation affects all of the systems in the body creating a multitude of slowly progressing illnesses depending on the organ affected first.
Carbs were never a natural part of the human diet until the last hundred years where refined and packaged foods became more prevalent.
Tracking Your Carbs is Essential
You can use strips to test your urine for ketosis and you can easily track you foods for net carbs using the online. Cronometer.
You place yourself in nutritional ketosis by focusing your eating on reducing carbs and taking yourself on packaged foods, and flour, and sugar is a good start.
Sometimes when you’re ill and suffering, it’s hard to step way back and look at the bigger picture, but research shows that those who do tend to heal themselves outside the normal medical models. This alone demonstrates a relationship between consciousness and health.
What is Consciousness?
The simplest of definitions is that it’s a state of being awake and aware of our surroundings. Taken a little deeper, it’s the awareness and perception of something. For example, when we’re AWARE of a pain, then we feel it, but when for some reason we’re not aware of a pain, then we don’t feel it. Our awareness and perception of a thing makes it real.
Sometimes we just know something is going to happen – intuition, insight, hunch or whatever the source, when you’re aware or perceive something is going to happen it seems to have a much higher probability of happening in fact.
I’ve noticed that when I have something painful, if I focus on the pain it gets worse and if I focus on something else, it gets better.
I’ve had tinnitus for years and read extensively from people who have suffered and even some who’ve committed suicide to end their suffering. But early on a very wise tinnitus sufferer shared with me that he had learned to control his tinnitus by placing his mental focus – his consciousness – elsewhere. It took me a while but today I don’t hear the ringing unless I think about it. Otherwise it is absolutely absent from my day to day activities.
Awareness and perception are a tool at our command that gives us great power if we direct it and provides great suffering if we do not.
Affects of Consciousness
Over 7 years ago, Dr. Masuro Emoto demonstrated the effect of consciousness on water. The crystal at the opening of this article demonstrates the impact of the thought of gratefulness and the phrase “Thank you” on water.
As our bodies are 98% water, it seems to be a scientific fact that our thoughts, emotions, and consciousness affect our entire body.
Thoughts are often fleeting and not sustained. Emotions can last a little longer but are rarely experienced day in and day out. But consciousness is the background of thinking and emotions that is with us silently and continuously.
“Positive Thinking” generally doesn’t pass the test because it is shallow and superficial – it is something we do to counteract something we feel is influencing our lives – something we are conscious of and suffer from it’s ill effects. So generally our underlying consciousness of the problem is much more powerful and long lasting as compared to a short burst of positive thinking.
Dr. Emotos scientific experiments really leave absolutely not doubt that our general consciousness deeply impacts our body and its chemistry. It is the closest explanation for self-fulfilling prophecy that has ever been presented by the scientific community.
And science has already taken us further in helping us to understand that our bodies do not end at our skin. We are in fact energy beings and we are a part of a measurable field that connects us to a much greater field that what we can physically observe that ends at our skin.
Examples of Consciousness
Fear – Einstein once said he thought the most important question was “Is it safe?” – and perhaps you would agree because if the answer is “yes” then you’ll go about your life trusting and opening yourself to experiences and risks that you might not have experienced had your answer been “no.” A “no” answer to the question means that you’re live your life with a background of fear and distrust – you’ll establish defenses against perceived threats and put more energy and effort in to ensuring the safety of yourself and family. (a person who answer this question “no” would now be saying, “And what’s wrong with that?)
Optimism – a truly optimistic person seeing obstacles and setbacks as opportunities. They see the positive in everything and feel grateful for challenges to exercise their coping skills. Their optimism isn’t just an occasional event, but rather a state of mind and the background against which all things are judged.
Old and Sick – I’m just old and sick and that’s what happens when you get older – nothing I can do about that – I’m helpless – I’ve eaten poorly all my life and it’s too late to start now. I’m just going to have to hobble around until I die because that’s what my parents and friends have all done. The body wears out. I can feel it.
Gratefulness – a grateful person lives their life saying “thank you.” They don’t take things for granted or feel entitled. Many grateful people attribute their good fortune to God and don’t complain when things are tough.
Absence of Abundance – there was a time when we felt like everything was ours and anything we wanted was provided. The older we got, the less we felt that way. As we became adults, most of us were more conscious of what we wanted and didn’t have. We began to relate to the world in terms of what we needed and didn’t have. Without really realizing it, our consciousness became about lack and that became the background against which we lived our lives – striving to get what we didn’t have but needed. There are certain cultures that try to shield their people from the images and exposure to all the things that other cultures have. The purpose is clearly to allow the people to live their lives inside a consciousness not built around a lack of abundance.
Limitations – again we were born with an unlimited consciousness and then proceeded a 10-20 year period in which we learned about our limitations. We became believers in limitation although we hear stories almost weekly of people in all walks of life who refused to believe in limits or limitations. Those who have walked on fire know how tenuous is the definition of limitation. It definitely exists within our minds but not our energy bodies. To say that we didn’t live our lives inside a constant awareness or consciousness of our limitations would be foolish. We see this in almost every endeavor we make. Great leaders challenge us by making unreasonable demands. And sometimes our performance surprises even us.
Consciousness as Context
A context is the bottle in which we hold the water. Context is a point of view that organizes everything else.
So if we live in a consciousness of fear, we organize everything else we see based on that perception and we see things consistent with it and we don’t see things that are inconsistent.
The Heisenberg Principle, a very important discovery from Quantum Physics tells us that we basically see what we look for. When we look for particles to behave like particles, they do. When we look for them to behave like waves or energy, they do. This gives way to a theory of the universe sometimes called “uncertainty” or the idea that the observer (us) has a bearing on what shows up not only at a sub-atomic level and at the level of the world we know and function within.
So in the world of quantum physics, the world performs within a context that we create and we create that context from a variety of interactions of our consciousness of things being a certain way.
One of the greatest discoveries of the last few decades, is the revelation that what we consider to be empty space – because we can’t see anything in that space – is actually filled with an enormous energy field.
Our bodies are one type of energy – water – that is very pliable – it has proven to be heavily at the whim of our consciousness – our state of mind – and we generally think about our body as ending at our skin, however, although that might be true as a physical reality of what we perceive through our eyes, it’s definitely not true based on what we measure.
We have this growing body of phenomena – things we can’t explain that don’t seem to follow the physical laws – and can be explained if we integrate the energy field and uncertainty principle into our thinking. We mostly can’t even see things that occur and are outside our understanding of how our world works and the limitations of our body and reality.
If I wanted to limit and hold bound a being with unlimited capability and energy, I would simply convince them that they were limited and let them create their own cage in which to live.
Holding a view of any of the examples of consciousness continuously will make that condition occur in your life. Holding a consciousness of illness and aging will create that context and attract things to create and expand your aging and illness.
The secret is to realize that you can either continue to create the consciousness that is making you ill, or choose a different picture and create that. It takes a tremendous amount of focus and courage to create an imagine and feeling that the current facts do not support. The fear of disappointment is a strong motivator and a lack of belief in how things actual work in the energy universe is a hard thing to overcome.
That’s why a lot of people call it faith. It’s creating a reality that doesn’t seem to exist and has no support based on the current facts.
Why should I condition by whole body – my 98% water body that responds to every thought, every emotion, good or bad, to something that doesn’t currently appear real? What if I just waste my time and in the end disappoint myself?
Isn’t that the best prison you could ever imagine or build for the ultimate energy being?
But people who focus on a strong image of health get healthier. And those that focus on a strong image of abundance get more abundant.
The reason it’s so uncommon is because it’s uncommon. That is, it’s uncommon for people to have the courage to believe the opposite of what their schools, their jobs, and their parents and friends have taught them all their lives. It appears to be a complete departure from the truth.
“if you keep saying something long enough it becomes the truth. And the truth sounds like a lie.” – Werner Eehard
But why can’t we turn that around? Keep saying the truth long enough until it becomes the truth and what we consider to be the truth today becomes the lie?
Consciousness and Chronic Illness
We have a growing worldwide epidemic of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, auto-immune disease, Alzheimers, dementia, and neurological disorders like MS, Fibromyalgia, and more. We also have thousands of doctors world wide who are curing these illnesses. What keeps us from seeing what’s already possible for illness we consider to be aging?
What is the truth that sounds like a lie?
Seems to me that an important part of promoting health over 70 is going to be a better understanding of our food sources and how we’re being duped by the food industry.
The larger players in our food industry have already picked up on that trend towards organic and natural foods and they’re relying on the idea that they can dupe us by using clever labeling practices to make sure think we’re getting what we want while we’re not.
As an example, we all think we know what USDA Organic means but a lack of strong regulation and rules with lots of loop holes might surprise you as to the difference in what you think you’re getting and what’s really on your plate at higher costs.
Here is a video worth watching about the differences in four different food industries. It’s called “Unbroken Ground” – I recommend that the 25 minutes watching will be well-spent.
I’ll be focusing a number of my articles in future on our food supply and the labelling tricks that are being utilized to fool us into thinking we’re getting what we want.