A National Geographic article “Mind Over Matter” (1) reminds us of this power and shares how to unlock the healing power we all have within.
The article says: “Science is showing that how you feel isn’t just about what you eat, or do, or think. It’s about what you believe.”
This article points out that belief has healing power whether it’s a touch of the Holy Spirit, a holy pilgrimage or a dip in the Ganges.
Studies suggest that regular religious services may improve the immune system, decrease blood pressure, add years to our lives.
Religious faith is not the only type of belief that can make us feel and be inexplicably better. There are many types of belief that are so potent that they can heal.
There are numerous ways to unleash our inner energy. Much of that power comes from our nonconscious reaction to social interaction. The National Geographic article tells about a procedure performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Medical bone cement was injected into spines of a group of patients to stabilize painful fractures. Some of the patients received sham procedures instead. Pain relief was almost the same in a control group as with those who had the actual procedure.
Another part of healing through belief is for the listener to make what is imagined feel real. When the story we hear and our imagination are in tune, the results can be astounding. This is the power of Christmas, a surround sound, full impact story of miracles.
The article explains that we have the power to change our health and that there are skills we can learn to do so. It shows how to unlock our inner healing power as it explains a study with brain scans:
Normal pain sensations begin at an injury and travel in a split second up through the spine to a network of brain areas that recognize the sensation as pain. A placebo response travels in the opposite direction, beginning in the brain. An expectation of healing in the prefrontal cortex sends signals to parts of the brain stem, which creates opioids and releases them down to the spinal cord. We don’t imagine we’re not in pain. We self-medicate, literally, by expecting the relief we’ve been conditioned to receive.
The key to belief and experience working together are our social conditioning, our imagination and the power we gain from other believers.
For example, one MD who helps military service members and veterans with severe injuries looks for positive childhood experiences in his patients. Take an example of a patient who had a good experience in which a eucalyptus tree or peppermint candy was involved. When opioid painkillers are prescribed, “every time the patient takes a prescription, he would have eucalyptus oil to smell or peppermint candy to eat”. Over time the drugs can be reduced or eliminated and the taste, sounds or smells are used instead to turn on the patient’s brain’s internal pharmacy.
Social information also has a huge powerful impact in self healing.
The entire external surroundings we experience are part of our internal beliefs. In the Western world, the doctors in their white coats, stethoscopes around their necks; the nurses, checkups, tests, maybe even the antiseptic smell of the waiting room or hospital can contribute to belief. Health care providers even call this “The theater of medicine”.
The theater we choose to believe is very specific to our own upbringing and surroundings
This stagecraft extends to many aspects of treatment and can operate on a subconscious level. Expensive placebos work better than cheap ones. Placebos in brand-name containers work better than those labeled generics. Placebo suppositories work better in France, while the English prefer to swallow their placebos. Often fake injections work better than fake pills. But fake surgeries seem to be the most powerful of all.
This year the social information in many places has been pretty confusing. This can leave us uncertain about our health and well-being unless we realize that our internal healer is the most powerful of all. When everything outside seems harsh and uncertain, we can know that we have everything we need…within.
Merri and I send our wishes for happy holidays and hope that this season awakens the amazing powers of healing that you have within.
Gary & Merri
Secret of the HogberryMore than 100 studies have found that physical activity can lower cancer risk and even help cure cancer. Fortunately researchers asked why and one answer became clear. Body fat.
Studies showed that those who were most active have a 25% lower chance of developing cancer because reduced body fat is possible pathway to lowering cancer risk. Time Magazine has some good information on the relationship between exercise and reducing cancer. Have a look below if you want to research more deeply (1).
Graph showing benefits of intermittent fasting.
Fortunately there is a little known way to reduce body fat that does not even require exercise. I’ll share more on this secret in a moment.
First, body fat and cancer? Let’s ask why?
Part of the answer is toxicity.
Healthy bodies naturally and regularly remove water-soluble toxins from the body. Our blood and kidneys flush them away.
Fat-soluble toxins such as metals, pesticides, preservatives, other pollutants are harder to flush out of the system. Fat-soluble toxins must become water-soluble before the body can get rid of them. The liver can do this conversion (bile emulsifies fat-souble toxins into water-soluble). This process requires healthy digestive and detox pathways. When they become imbalanced, fat-soluble toxins are stored in fat cells and brain cells instead. These toxins can remain for decades and create health problems.
The fat stored toxins cause oxidation (free radical damage) and degeneration as well as mutation. Toxins in the fatty tissue of the brain become neurotoxins that can cause cognitive problems and a host of mental and brain imbalances.
The way to avoid this storage of deadly toxicity is to keep stress down, while digestion and detoxification pathways remain good.
Burn Fat to Burn Toxins
When you burn fat not primarily for weight loss, (though you will lose weight) but for purification, you can turn on the body’s detox fuel. Fat metabolism is the body’s natural form of energy. Fat metabolism provides a more steady energy than glucose metabolism and flushes fat cells free of toxins. As the toxicity drops, the nervous system has reduced stress and will naturally burn fat instead of sugar.
Intermittent fasting is one way to get the body to burn fat. There is a way of eating that helps reduce weight, improve energy and purify the body as it returns to a state of natural health.
This is a simple easy way to improve and restore feeling good, but works best when combined with better nutrition, moderate exercise and a purification program that helps make sure that the body is not overwhelmed with too much purification at once.
This is why I have written a short report entitled “The FAST Way to Better Health” that features one special tea so an intermittent fasting routine becomes doable and enjoyable.
The Key is in the Hogberry
Intermittent fasting is guaranteed to work, if you have even reasonable nutrition, moderate physical activity and stick with it. The problem is in the sticking. When the brain is hooked on metabolizing sugar it can be very demanding. When we try going an extended period without a sugar, the brain will have a hissy fit and demand that we eat or drink something sweet or starchy or alcoholic.
Sticking through a fast just does not work when the brain pulls out its bag of tricks, from sweet whispers (just one chocolate won’t hurt- but it will!) all the way to chills sweats and dizziness. Intermittent fasting, without help, can require enormous discipline that most of us cannot maintain long enough.
I know, I tried intermittent fasting several times and failed. Then I accidentally stumbled across the secret of the Hogberry that not only stops hunger but more importantly speeds up the process of switching from sugar metabolism to fat metabolism AND assists in the purifying process. Once I tried using this support for the pancreas (among other things), intermittent fasting became satisfying and enjoyable. I am passing 45 days in this routine, and the steady energy just gets better and better. I am not minding the reduced weight and better fitting clothing either!
“The FAST Way to Better Health” explains how intermittent fasting is not real fasting. One does not stop eating with an intermittent fast, not even for a day. You learn why this is such a healthy way to lose weight and detoxify fat cells to reduce risks of cancer, heart disease diabetes and senility.
More important you learn how to feel better almost from the very first day. Reduce stress, gain smooth steady energy without 10:30am and 3:00pm droops. Find out how to avoid being hungry right after you eat and how to make the cravings for sweets and junk food all but disappear.
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