Health Educators in the News
We live in exciting times. Like never before, we realize that we can indeed individually change our life, our philosophy, and our consciousness. We are less confined by conventions than ever before. We can recreate the world around us and render it more peaceful and sustainable. We can alter our patterns of behavior and get closer to our true inner being. When we actively participate in positive change, we derive a new sense of purpose not only for ourselves but also for our children. And when we change our own paradigm from one of defensive reaction to one of co-creating the world, we enable our children to live empowered, truthful, and more conscious lives.
Your thoughts have consequences. I learned this at a young age as I watched my father die from cancer. From the moment he was diagnosed as “terminal” and told, “there is nothing we can do, get your affairs in order,” my dad in an instant transformed from a strong, proud man to a weak, broken defeatist who spent most of his time crying. Given nine months to live, his health deteriorated practically overnight and he barely made it through three months before I heard his very last heartbeat as my head lay on his chest. I knew back then, almost 20 years ago, that it was his mind that killed him way before the cancer even had a chance.
During the last few months I have taken individual threads that have been hanging around in my mind for years and began to weave them into a book that I expect to finish by 2014. After four decades of working on the front lines of disease reversal and life prolonging with pure organic and plant-based methods, a vivid pattern of cause and effect has emerged. For so long, my mind labored in the arena that caged me from going beyond the concept of flesh and blood anatomy. It often reminded me of beginning school at a first grade level and wanting to read Socrates without the ability to do so. Like a bolt of lightning, many revelations came together and began to expose the cycle of life which is the true engine that runs our bodies and the total universe that we reside with, on and in.
Recently, as I waited out a two-and-a-half hour lay-over in a Midwest airport terminal, it dawned on me that my entire day had almost gone by without stretching, stimulating nor ever flexing any muscle in my poor body. While pondering this situation, the loudspeaker announced that my flight was boarding at the opposite end of the terminal. I looked down at my hand-luggage which was relatively small and light, grabbed it under my arm and began my day
On Thanksgiving Day 2006, we launched a project for peace here at Hippocrates. There couldn’t have been a better time and place to set such a movement in motion! With a few hundred loving and caring souls gathering on this sacred land, surrounding the lake and holding hands, we learned of a simple gesture that would contribute to the healing that is so urgently needed around the globe.
The National Institute of Dental Research states that 75% of the adult population has moderate to advanced periodontal infection, 90% has some form of gingivitis, and 30% of children have pathogenic microorganisms. According to the National Institute of Health, “the incidence of PI exceeds 70% in the 30 – 44 age groups and 90% in the 55 – 64 age group… the prevalence and severity of PI will increase as the life expectancy of the population and retention of teeth increase.”
There are some psychologists who adhere to the Systems approach to mental health. The central idea here is that each individual lives and functions within a larger psychological system, like the family unit, a peer group, etc., and that within that system, our sense of self and well-being are derived and nurtured, this, of course, is especially true for young children, who, in their immature sense of personal boundaries, are wide open to external influences. Even a person’s sense of his own separateness is learned within the setting of the family system. If this system has the qualities of openness, truthfulness, acceptance, and love, then a child’s emerging self-image will naturally tend to be healthy. Where the communication is stifled or warped in a family system, the individual’s self-image can easily become unhealthy. Besides exploring our own personal history to clean up unhealthy impressions we may be carrying and acting out, there are some life-style choices we can make in our present circumstances to keep our psychological environment “clean”.
The immune system is one of the most incredible and complex features of our amazingly and wonderfully built bodies. When functioning properly, this system of over two trillion defenders is capable of identifying and eliminating alien invaders while recognizing and leaving alone our own cells to do their business. “The concept that the immune system must discriminate continually between self and non-self,” says the book Immunology, “is a cornerstone of all immunological theory.”
In her providence, Mother Nature has arranged that our very first relationship in the world contains within it the ideal “living food” diet. Immediately after coming out of the womb, new born infants can instinctively locate their mother’s breast if left on the mother’s abdomen. Today, many mothers are relearning the immeasurable health value of guiding babies to the breast to receive their mother’s milk. The breast produces milk, which is a “human-specific” pre-digested food, designed to nourish our young. Breastfeeding aids in the transition to extra-uterine life for the child and promotes the mother’s readjustment after pregnancy.
Have you ever caught a cold after a very stressful event? If so, you are not alone. There is plenty of research to show that stressful experiences suppress the body?s immune response.
Many of us have seen the national TV advertisement sponsored by Cotton Incorporated. It gives us a subliminal message that there is nothing purer than cotton and it is the choice of all Americans as the “comfort of their lives.”
"The brain is your central computer. it runs the nerve and organ network called your body. It makes sense that a therapy that improves brain function can change your entire body to vastly healthier one"
The physiology of improper brain chemistry has been categorized into distinct areas: the genetic and disease theories. In this article we highlight the importance of maintaining brain chemistry based upon these two scientifically grounded concepts.
Flu season is here again and many will be visiting their local drugstore and pharmacy to stockpile over the counter cold, fever and sinus medications, unaware of how dangerous and potentially deadly these easily accessible drugs can be.
Many skin-care experts believe that daily all-over dry brush massage is essential for lasting vitality and health.
Making life work is far easier that most of us know. There are three principals that govern our lives: physical, emotional and mental/spiritual.
Guaranteed to grab your attention, this new DVD, Making A Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging, is an alarming documentary that clearly portrays the so-called profession of psychiatry as an insane, greed-mongering world. And even the most seasoned skeptic can’t help but be jolted by it.