"Sugar is a recreational drug. Now and then, I might have a drink, I won't have a glass of alcohol in my hand all day. But that's what we're doing with sugar."
- Dr. Mark Hyman, 9x NY Times Best-Selling Author, and chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine
The purpose of this article is simple: to help you kick sugar now, so you can enjoy the rest of your life without the 'minor' effects of sugar: the fatigue, the mood swings, the insomnia, the brain fog, the yearly colds, etc. Sugar is a stimulant devoid of nutrition, and it is added in some form to most processed foods we eat. This article will illuminate the costs of sugar, the various forms it comes in, and the path off sugar.
My cancer healing advice in a nutshell: do CBD oil, and follow Dr. Kelly Turners "9 Keys to Radical Remission".
I have been studying holistic healing for 20 years. Back then, cancer was considered almost a death sentence. Hardly anyone experienced, 'remission', or so we thought. Then over the years I began to see more and more people putting cancer into remission, and today that has become very common. I'm not an expert on cancer healing but I have learned a few surprising things about it over the years, and I've put them together here.
1.Check out Dr. Kelly Turner's work: www.RadicalRemission.com, and the book Radical Remission, and her You Tubes. She studied over 300 cancer thrivers, and she noticed 9 key things they all did in common. Those 9 things form the basis of her work, and you'll notice that only 3 of them are diet.
Do you crave sugar or refined carbs? You may have Candida overgrowth. Candida is a fungus that is naturally occurring in the body, but when it over-grows, it can create serious health problems, including anxiety, depression, fatigue, brain fog, and muscle aches. But the main symptom of Candida overgrowth (aka CRC, Candida-related complex), is sugar and carb cravings. Candida itself can make you crave sugar, refined flour, and sweet fruits...the things Candida feeds on the most.
But resolving candida is not a mystery. Thousands of people have recovered from it, and you can too.
I have struggled greatly with sugar addiction and candida in this life, and the consequences on my health and mood have been serious. Consequently I read many books on sugar and candida and have become somewhat of an expert on it. The main way to beat candida is through dietary change, but lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements may also be essential. Here are my suggestions:
The future of healing is already being practiced. It called Integrative Medicine (IM), and it is an integration of allopathic (western) medicine, with evidence-based holistic medicine. To my knowledge, the first Integrative Medicine training program is still being taught at the University of Arizona headed Dr. Andrew Weil.
This is sometimes also called "P4" medicine: as in preventive, predictive, personalized and participatory.
I see the future of medicine including the following:
As cannabis medicine comes to the fore,hemp-extracted CBD will beincreasingly popular, since it doesn't get you high, yet still has amazing benefits!
Non-psychoactive hemp-derived CBD reduces inflammation, reduces anxiety, lowers blood sugar, reduces seizures, helps with sleep, improves skin conditions, is neuro-protective, cancer-preventive, and has even reduced tumor size in some cases. The question is,how can one medicinedo so many things?Here I’m going to share two complementary views of how one medicinecan do so much:1) the evolutionary view, and 2) the science view.
The biggest obstacle to success in business and life might just be glamour, aka delusion. The problem is, glamours are insidious. You don't even know you have them.
We might rightly ask why more people aren't financially free. We live in an age where technology is more affordable then ever, and even online business training in more available than ever. So why don't more people break away from the 9-5, and start a business doing something they love, and that pays them well?
"Worrying only attracts to you what you're worried about"
Do you worry? If so, you're not alone, as many people worry. And don't think this has anything to do with YOU. Worry is a natural result of being sensitive being in the world as it is today - often what we're feeling and getting drawn into isn't even ours, it's energy coming at us from the world in all it's pain and confusion.
Worry is not your natural state. And like everything else that is unnatural to us, it can completely be changed. But doing so will take diligent effort - you are really training your mind, and your body, since they are one. See this as mind-training - or a path of self-healing/self-transformation, because that's what it is.
With that in mind, here's a few simple solutions that can really help:
I've seen both. Today technicians are in abundance, and healers are sorely needed.
So what is the difference? A technician, in my definition, is someone who isn't really going beyond their training. They stick to the protocols they were shown, don't generally have an intuitive sense of the body (because they weren't taught to appreciate it's wisdom or ways), and may even buy into fear-based views like, 'The brain doesn't make new brain cells after a certain age'. They work from their intellect, which is useful, but isn't the full range of their abilities - because we all have intuition.
In contrast, healers have an intuitive sense of the body, how it works, and they may even do awareness practices, like meditation. Healers also *trust* their intuition and work to develop this with things like meditation, shamanic states or even plant medicines. Plus they don't fear the natural world, or things like death or child-birth. They have faith in life, and they know that they don't *know* anything. They realize that whatever learnings they have are just a mental map, and a map is never the territory.
"Sound and Color are the fastest ways to raise consciousness".
I heard this a while back, and I believe it is true. And especially as my sensitivity continued to grow, I began to notice color's effects on us. It's really about balancing our chakric energies - a chakra can be under-energized or over-energized. These are the 7 energy centers that run down the center of your body. Each one has a corresponding gland - your endocrine system.
So how do we use color to heal from things like digestive issues? or anxiety? or depression? or even fatigue?
If you are trying to heal something, I recommend DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO. Also keep in mind the three healing essentials: Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Energetic Medicines, discussed below.
And btw: my #1 solution for depression is the bach flower remedies. Scroll down to Energy Medicines below for more, or go direct to my pageflower essence healing.
Nutrition 1. See your doctor and get some blood work done. Find out your B12 level, your Iron level, and instead of testing your vitamin D level, just start taking vitamin D (the vitamin D test here in Canada is $60. Vitamin D itself is maybe $12.). If you find that you are B12 or iron deficient, or even on the low end of the scale, consult "Dr. Google", and likely you will want to supplement them. *Note: RDA and OPA are not the same. RDA is the minimum amount to avoid getting a disease of deficiency. OPA, or *optimal* amount, is way, way higher. To create health, you may need closer to the OPA than the RDA.
I see three stages that we go on as we make the journey of nutritional healing: Stage 1 - "The Health Nut".
Stage 2 - "The Health Coach".
Stage 3 - "The Nutritional Doctor-Healer".
Stage 1 - The Health Nut This is the average healthy eater who has some nutritional know-how. They watch their sugar intake, may not eat gluten, and might do almond milk instead of dairy. Basic nutritional know how. Maybe they take a multi-vitamin or some vitamin D. At this level, you might also be balancing your macro-nutrients in your meals (watching your protein, fat, and carb intake.) You might aim to have a salad everyday. At this level, you also tend to think that the diet that works great for you, will also work great for everyone else too - which how we get fanatical vegans, or fanatical meat-eaters - you think everyone should eat as you do. So at this level, we know some things, but we still believe some myths too.
At Stage 1 - you might have the salad pictured above, and say, "I'm having a spinach salad, that's healthy. Spinach has iron and strawberries are rich in anti-oxidants."
I battled candida for a long time. It would go away, then come back. So I eventually got creative and asked myself, "What the frick is going on here?? What can I do to end this?" Here's some of my answers...
1. Make Love, Not War War is never wise. So instead of just attacking the candida with garlic, oregano oil or what not...instead focus on loving your body in all ways. So - do you need Vitamin D? Is your bedroom too dark? Have you been feeling down a lot? Everything that weakens you, makes you more susceptible to candida over-growth. Making war on Candida is very different than aiming to nourish and love your body and create health. Do everything you can to heal yourself, and start with what's obvious or what you're drawn to do. As you support your body, your body will handle the candida. You have an immune system, that's it's job.
They are A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle, Power vs Force - David Hawkins, Integrative Nutrition - Joshua Rosenthal, and anything by David Deida.
For a while I read so much that my body suffered. But what did come out of that is that I expanded my mind in numerous ways, enriched my vocab, and basically did brain-yoga pretty much daily. Brain-yoga is what I call it when a book is hard to understand, but you push through anyway, and it leaves you going, "WOW". Brain yoga, I've learned, is very good for us. So without further ado, here are some of the books that rocked my world: