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What Modern Day Healthcare Continues To Ignore About Addiction & Illness: It’s More Than Physical

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Life is an ongoing process of evolution, of growth. As we are transforming both technologically and individually, there are still many materialistic worldview-systems — accompanied by rigid dogmas — that are refusing to evolve. There are some excellent examples of this in the current healthcare paradigm as described below.

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Healthcare is often treating the symptoms, not the causes.

In Dr. Epstein’s book The 12 Stages of Healing, he discusses the disparity between healing and curing. He says that curing involves the attempt to eliminate the symptoms, while healing is focused on the root problem.

Healing takes part in understanding what feedback the symptoms are giving us, and on integrating, not separating, the symptoms back into the whole. It is a process of awareness and transformation, not avoidance and rejection.

When you take a closer look at instances of depression and anxiety, they often fall under the healthcare approach of “curing.” Symptoms, often referred to as chemical imbalances, are often managed with SSRIs, or various other forms of medication meant to impact the brain’s biochemical balances.

Depression and anxiety are often referred to as “biochemical diseases,” and addiction is classified as a disease as well. But when you challenge that perspective, you will notice that we aren’t born with these “diseases.” We aren’t born with a chemical imbalance, and if we can get ourselves “into” a chemical imbalance, we can also get ourselves out of it.

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There are many different beliefs about how this happens, that include lifestyle, genetic pre-disposition, and environmental factors. But scientist Greg Bradon offers another, more notable contribution to these theories, suggesting that for “every thought we have that produces an emotion, there are over 3500 neurochemical responses in the brain.”

If we have negatively-oriented thoughts, we most often produce neurochemicals like cortisol (the stress biochemical), substance P. (the pain biochemical), and adrenaline (the fight or flight response chemical). When we have positively-oriented thoughts, we produce more serotonin (the well-being bio-chemical) or dopamine (the pleasure neurochemical).

From that perspective, the thoughts and emotions we have are essentially dictating the neurochemical balances of our brain. If you can change your thoughts and perceptions, both your emotional and primary neurochemical responses will accompany that transformation. Can you see how a long-term commitment to taking pills is limiting the healing process? By only treating the symptoms, we enable the root problem to stay alive.

Illness Doesn’t Just Have Physical Roots: Lots of Illness is Catalyzed by Emotional Trauma

Healthcare is often so caught up in the “curing” mentality that it refuses to see the multiple factors that create illness to begin with. The onset of illness is not just physical. It is a combination of physical and emotional dysfunction that catalyzes the inception of disease. Dr. Gabor Mate refers to this as the biopsychosocial approach to mental health treatment.

At the root level, the thoughts, programs, and beliefs in our mind are largely responsible for the repetitive emotional responses causing depression, anxiety, and addiction. I would even argue that the basis of our emotional state directly affects our lifestyle choices (exercise, eating habits, drugs or alcohol choices, etc.).

This argument is supported by recent findings in neuroscience determining that “emotions play a crucial role in decision-making and lifestyle. In fact, even with what we believe are very logical decisions, the very point of choice is arguably always based on emotion.” These findings were concluded after neuroscientist Antonio Damasio’s research was replicated in multiple labs worldwide.

Renowned doctor and addiction specialist Dr. Gabor Mate supports this argument during his interview on the G and Coletti show, saying, “The mind and body are extremely interconnected. Healthcare makes a mistake by only addressing the physical symptoms and apparent causes.”

We All Experience Trauma

Dr. Mate also explains during the G and Coletti podcast that we all experience trauma. The act of being socialized is traumatic because it takes us away from the unconditional love that exists within all of us.

When we come into this world, we are free of judgement and we are unconditionally loving. But as we are punished or rewarded for certain behaviors during socialization, we are taught, through emotional inference, that love is conditional: it is dependent on how “good” or “bad” we are.

Dr. Mate says that “we must know what’s inside of us, and that’s a lot of emotional pain. It is blocking us from experiencing the unconditional love that is there.” It is there beneath all of the thoughts, beliefs, and judgements we have been conditioned to believe about ourselves and others. And it is acting as a dysfunctional perceptual-filter between us and the loving, connected reality of the universe. Yet with the right approach, this is changeable.

The System Doesn’t Want to Fund Research Unless It’s Profitable

There are hundreds of cases of people transforming illness and addiction through Ayahuasca, a plant-mixture found in the Amazon that is widely respected for its healing properties and is anything but a recreational “drug.”

Dr. Mate discusses having seen many of these cases firsthand. These remarkable occurrences include healing addiction, a variety of mental illnesses, and even physical illnesses as severe as scleroderma. To learn more about this, you can listen to the podcast here.

Unfortunately, there is almost no funding to study this modern-day miracle herb. As a general rule, there isn’t much funding for anything considered to be an “outlier” in Western science. In statistical analysis, something called omitted-variable bias actually discounts outliers altogether. There is a general tendency towards ignoring the miraculous and studying the ordinary.

If the Westernized materialist worldview is in the habit of negating outliers, how does this limit us when attempting to solve some of the world’s most challenging issues?

On a side-note, America’s healthcare system is a multi-trillion dollar industry. Two major organizations that play a role in determining what information for diagnosis and treatment go into medical textbooks and other widely-used texts such as the DSM-5 are the NEA (National Education Association) and AMA (American Medical Association).

These organizations are largely funded by the Rockafellers, Rothschilds, and Morgans, who are also reaping the rewards from their involvement in the pharmaceutical industry. This information is well cited and explained in the documentary Thrive, produced by Foster Gamble, but you can read between the lines on that one.

How Do We Create Change?

There are many ways to create change, but the first is to be completely accountable for our own lives. When we remove the victim mentality from our lives, and refuse to play the blame game, we empower ourselves. After all, any person we blame we are unconsciously declaring ourselves powerless to.

This first means taking care of our minds. It means being aware of the thoughts that are running through our brain all day long. It means shifting off auto-pilot and questioning the thoughts that are producing negative emotions, and working with those. You’ll be surprised at how often you attach yourself to thought processes or patterns that are actually creating your own suffering.

When we can shed the light of consciousness on the thought patterns, perceptions, and judgements that are self-destructive, we take a step in the right direction.

It means also understanding our needs and values. How can we ever get our needs met and be fulfilled in life if we don’t even know what they are?

This is a great place to start, and it creates the opportunity for a healthier lifestyle, both mentally and physically. Regardless, it is time to take accountability for our lives and choose not to settle with only what the system is telling us.

As someone who struggled with addiction, depression, and anxiety for a third of my life, and overcame it without the healthcare system’s assistance (after many initial failed attempts), I can truly say there are other alternatives.

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Thousands Gather To Mark The 33rd Anniversary of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act

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Government’s gift to Pharma of liability-free vaccines puts children’s health at risk states Children’s Health Defense (CHD) Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Washington, DC – Thousands of advocates for children’s health will gather Thursday at the Vaccine Injury Epidemic (VIE) Event on the National Mall to mark the 33rd anniversary of National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). The rally on Nov. 14th will spotlight the devastating impact NCVIA has had upon the state of children’s health. While children continue to be injured by vaccines daily, vaccine makers cannot be held accountable, thereby eliminating incentive for vaccine safety.

In his remarks, RFK, Jr. will address the ramifications of NCVIA and honor those whose lives have been impacted by vaccine injury and death. “It’s time to call out Congress, the CDC, and drug companies for allowing industry profits to trump children’s health,” said Kennedy. “There is no crisis more urgent than the epidemics of chronic health conditions among our nation’s children.”

Following NCVIA’s passage creating the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), the childhood vaccine market sparked a gold rush for Pharma as more vaccines for routine childhood illnesses were developed. Coterminous with the burgeoning vaccine schedule, chronic health conditions in children rose from 12% to 54%. As vaccine industry profits grew to $50 billion annually, so did diagnoses of asthmaautismADHDallergiesanxietydepressiondiabetesobsessive-compulsive disorder and auto-immune diseases.  Here are the facts:

  • An HHS-funded study found only 1% of vaccine injuries are reported.
  • Despite NVICP’s high burden of proof and two out of three claims dismissed, over $4.2 billion has been paid for claims of vaccine injury or death.
  • The vaccine-injured find NVICP to be a years-long, litigious program with no jury, discovery and precedent. While medical bills mount, the injured are up against DOJ lawyers and HHS “Special Masters” that act as judges.
  • The Department of Justice and the NVICP are accused of fraud and obstruction of justice in the Autism Omnibus Proceeding.
  • The Institute of Medicine reports that the vaccine schedule as recommended has never been studied for long-term health effects despite independent research suggesting that unvaccinated children are healthier.
  • Modern medicine acknowledges that not everyone responds the same to vaccination and the “one size fits all” vaccine policy is not science based.

Children’s Health Defense’s created these six steps to vaccine safety. RFK, Jr. interviews are available upon request.

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How To Clear Seriously Blocked Sinuses Naturally In 1 Minute

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Three simple steps you can take to clear blocked sinuses that seem to work for many people.

  • Reflect On:

    Are you healthy? What natural things do you do when "flu season" comes around to give your immune system a boost?

Having clogged sinuses isn’t fun. You can’t breath, you can’t smell, your head hurts, and your voice sounds funny. Finding relief when you have clogged sinuses is usually like finding a million dollars on the ground — it’s amazing!

The causes for nasal congestion can range greatly, and you don’t have to be sick to be congested. Many people will experience congestion from allergies, temperatures, dust, smoking, spicy food, and air particles.

Recently I was at Contact in the Desert in California and I found myself having clogged sinuses from the blowing sand and dry air. Within two days, I couldn’t breathe at all out of one side of my nose and my sinuses got blocked up, causing my face and head to hurt. I needed a solution.

After trying to blow my nose over and over again, I turned to the internet for relief. Sure enough, Google came through.

I found a video by Dr. Adam that quickly and easily explained how to clear sinuses in about one minute using just your fingers — and no, they don’t have to go in your nose. Sure enough, I had relief from the pain the blockage was causing, and I could breathe!

Some might be wondering why I didn’t take sinus or cold medication to get relief. The answer is simple: I don’t like taking medication for anything unless I absolutely have to. I know many of you are on the same page and like to do things naturally. Many cold medications just mask symptoms and come with negative side effects that are worth avoiding if possible.

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How to Clear Your Sinuses Fast!

You simply need to sit down and get your hands ready for the following steps. The video below offers a visual demonstration, so I recommend checking that out too.

1. While sitting with your head and body on about a 45 degree angle, turn your head sideways and rub your sternocleidomastoid muscle downward four or five times. You can find the muscle right beneath your ear running down your neck to your collarbone. See image. Do this on both sides of your neck to help relax your neck.

2. Take your index fingers, locate the hard, bony part of the upper sides of your nose, and move downward toward the soft part on the side of your nose where the bone ends. Begin massaging this area in a circular motion with as much pressure as you can for about 20 seconds. Once completed, rub the muscles from the side of your nose down and toward your cheekbones to relax them.

3. Take your index fingers and run them under the inside orbit bone above your eyes until you find a notch in the bone called the super orbital notch. It is usually just above the centre of the eye. Massage that notch in a circular motion with as much pressure as you can handle for about 20 seconds. Once done, massage your forward with both hands starting in the centre of your forehead and pulling outwards towards your temples.

That’s it! Once you have gone through this process you should notice a lot of relief in your sinuses and should be able to blow your nose quite easily. You may have to repeat this process again, but play with it and see what works for you.

Below is a video from Dr. Adam explaining the entire process. I have also included another helpful method that worked well for me as well.

Alternative Method

This method is simpler but may not be as effective for everyone. As always, do what works best for you.

1. Push your tongue flat into the roof of your mouth, with decent pressure, for one second.

2. Then, take your thumb and press the area right between your eyebrows above your nose for one second.

3. Alternate between steps one and two over and over again for about 20-30 seconds. Note: You are not pressing the points at the same time, simply alternating between them.

Repeat this process as necessary to help clear your sinuses.

Prevention

If you’ve had blocked sinuses, you probably don’t want it to happen often, so prevention is the key! Here are a few ways you can avoid blocked sinuses.

Eat a well-balanced diet – Eating healthy foods promotes good health. What you put into your body to digest is what determines your health. If you want your immune system working well, take care with quality food and keep your gut performing well.

Get regular exercise – Regular exercise also helps improve overall health and the immune system.

Quit smoking – It goes without saying, but cigarettes are not good for us and the smoke can irritate sinuses.

Use a humidifier – If you find your house dry, use a humidifier to help dampen the air. You can also hop in a warm shower and breathe in the steam. It’s best to use a chlorine filter on your shower head so you aren’t breathing in toxic chemicals from chlorine.

Cut out antibiotics – Antibiotics don’t do anything for viral infections, which is usually why people get clogged sinuses when they are sick. Antibiotics wreak havoc on your health. Only take them when they are absolutely necessary!

Keep a clean home – Dust and poor air quality can also cause blocked sinuses. Vacuum and wipe down surfaces of your home regularly. Decrease clutter and areas where dust can collect and stay.

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Cannabis Might Reverse Heart Failure, University of Hawaii Study Finds

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    New research is showing that TRPV1, a cannabinoid receptor found abundantly in the heart may be key in slowing down and potentially even reversing heart failure.

  • Reflect On:

    With so many medical applications and the potential to treat and even cure a wide variety of diseases, why has there been such a lack of research, funding and clinical trials when it comes to medical marijuana?

Cannabis could potentially slow and even reverse heart failure via TRPV1, a cannabinoid receptor. This is according to research led by a team at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).  Alexander Stokes, a JABSOM assistant professor in cell and molecular biology, said “the potential medical benefits of using cannabis-based therapies for the treatment of heart disease are promising.”

TRPV1 is showing long-term effective reversal of heart failure when the substance is administered orally. The key here is orally, this doesn’t mean that you can smoke cannabis and it will be good for your heart, in fact, it may very well have a negative effect if you do that. “TRPV1 has primarily been studied as a pain receptor,” said Stokes. “The receptors are abundant in the heart, and we are excited to show that if we inhibit its function with oral doses of drugs, we can reverse some effects of heart failure.”

The findings were published in the journal Channels.

A Big Topic Right Now

The topic of medical marijuana is a big one right now, especially in Canada where it was recently legalized. For years, there’s been a negative stigma attached to the substance, and when one dives deep into the subject it’s quite easy to see why. Cannabis, often called marijuana, has potential to treat and possibly even cure a wide range of diseases, but because of prohibition, the studies examining the medicinal aspects of the herb have been very limited. This is very unfortunate, for a number of reasons, and also very suspicious.

If we look at cancer, for example, multiple studies have clearly shown its potential to completely destroy cancer cells, many in vitro studies have clearly demonstrated this potential, without question. They’re not hard to find and have been published in abundance. Here is a video of Dr. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, explaining how THC (the main psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant) can completely kill cancer cells. THC is simply one constituent of cannabis. It has been shown to be effective for multiple diseases as well, while other diseases are better treated with CBD, another constituent within cannabis. This begs the question, why have there been no, or at least so few, clinical trials set up as a result?

This hasn’t stopped people taking matters into their own hands though. There are numerous examples all over the internet of people claiming that cannabis oil, for example, cured their cancer. But from a scientific perspective this isn’t evidence, it’s simply anecdotal and as a result of a lack of research we cannot officially say cannabis kills cancer. We can only say that it has tremendous potential and that a lot more research is needed.

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Pharma vs Cannabis

When a pharmaceutical drug shows even less than half of the potential that marijuana has shown, clinical trials are set up right away. Just imagine if the same resources that are poured into conventional cancer treatments were given to medical marijuana’s potential to treat cancer, among a wide range of other diseases. If that were to happen, we would know much more. But the lack of research continues. Is it because if scientists were to discover what strain, method of delivery and all of the other factors that require more research that are needed to treat disease, cannabis could become an effective treatment for cancer? What would happen to conventional treatments? Would people have to pay for their treatment if it was disclosed how to, for example, make cannabis oil in the right way for a specific cancer? Maybe this has something to do with it?

Big pharma would lose billions. It’s definitely something to think about.

What’s happening right now with the legalization of marijuana is that components of it are allowed to be studied. It seems that drugs will be developed to synthesize certain components of the plant, and the drugs themselves can then be patented. This is how big pharma will ultimately make money off of medical marijuana.

The Challenge With Government Control Of Cannabis

It’s great to see people with Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, cancer and more have tremendous success with medical marijuana. What’s unfortunate is that mainstream medical marijuana will be in the hands of big pharma, it already is. We will not know how it’s grown, how it’s been manipulated, and what’s been changed. It’s simply being used for profit, because at the end of the day that’s what it’s all about in our current infrastructure. We have a sick care industry, not a health care industry.

A free, open and caring society, a health care industry that truly cares about health could use multiple natural substances to completely wipe out the need for any pharmaceutical drug. There are massive amounts of foods, herbs and plants that, if studied in full, could completely eliminate our dependence on the corporation.

“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.”

– Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard professor of medicine and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Medical Journal  (source)

Important Thoughts To Consider About Cannabis

The other side of the coin is that heavy cannabis use, although not lethal, can be dangerous and potentially damaging to young brains that are not fully developed, and perhaps to those who use it on a regular basis in ways we do not yet understand.

It’s not as harmful as alcohol abuse or smoking cigarettes, but there is still a lot that we don’t know. Legalization in Canada at least have led to the idea that it’s completely safe and beneficial for everybody. This is also, most likely, not true.  We need to get past the idea that it’s something healthy for everybody, and even healthy to smoke cannabis on a regular basis. But when it comes to the medicinal aspects of cannabis, for several diseases, there is a very serious discussion to be had here as it’s again, already helping many people around the world with their cancer, with their epilepsy, etc.

With many people losing trust in the medical industry, it’s easy to see why they are turning to growing their own cannabis, testing doses, and methods of delivery, etc. For some, it’s a shot in the dark but worth a try.

We are not advocating that it’s healthy to use cannabis recreationally and that it will not have any negative effects, we are simply stating that it’s a head scratcher how such a potent medical plant that clearly has multiple medical applications has been ignored and prohibited from research and professionally treating many diseases with it.

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