The Martial Art of Wellness
Volume 16 – April 2017
Welcome to this month’s BioNews. We must learn to free ourselves from the control that others exert over us. As we learn we become FREE, we become powerful. This pursuit of self-defense in wellness, I call “The Martial Art of Wellness.” And as we practice we become Wellness Ninjas.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
” Yet this is health: To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence. “
– Bertha Stuart Dyment
THIS ISSUE’S TESTIMONIAL: ( Fighting off a virus that quickly and painlessly is practically unheard of for me! )
” We met briefly at the conference in Colorado this past August. I wanted to share with you that I believe my immune system is responding very nicely to the BAC F3 formula (history of breast cancer) since beginning to take it back in April of this year. In fact, my partner has just been sick for the past week, complete with fever and chest and head congestion, as well as a few other people we know. I typically will catch EVERYTHING that everyone else has, especially if we’re under the same roof! This time around, though, I felt only the very slightest signs from my body that I was fighting something off, a bit of increased mucous drip in the back of my throat occasionally, not excessive, just sort of “there” and making itself known. I took a couple extra BAC capsules that day, a bit more water, took it easier exercising, went to bed early, and by the next morning, VOILA! I felt fine with no further problems whatsoever! It never developed into anything more than what I just described! Fighting off a virus that quickly and painlessly is practically unheard of for me! I have to think that taking the F3 faithfully now at 6 capsules per day for the past 6 months does have something to do with it.
I will close here as I need to get back to work but was just so happy that I didn’t come down with what everybody else was getting this past week that I had to share the good news. It’s time to order another bottle of BAC, and that’s #1 on the to-do list today! ”
– Best, Theresa, Longmont, CO
THE MARTIAL ART OF WELLNESS ( Self-Doctoring )
The intent of my article is to help you become less dependent on the external doctor and more on your innate doctor. Rest assured that I do not mean to entirely negate modern and/or alternative medicines/remedies. To soften my message, let me start by sharing situations when modern medicine either save my life and/or alleviated my pain or condition.
As a 6-year-old, I did get the measles and I do not remember what the remedy was if any. At 14 years old, I was infected with the Steven Johnson virus which would likely have had the better of me had it not been for our family doctor rushing me to the emergency. After two weeks of research under critical care the doctors identified the virus, and after another two weeks I was released healed. Apparently, I had been Canada’s second case of this virus, and I was lucky that the doctors were able to identify it. I am grateful to the Montreal Pasteur hospital for saving my life. At age 20, I underwent surgery to redress my deviated septum which prevented proper breathing from my left nostril. I am grateful to modern medicine for breathing perfectly well since. At age 29, I tore my right knee meniscus and underwent successful orthoscopic surgery for it at age 32. And thanks to modern medicine, I have been able to become a long-distance runner. At age 25, riding my Kawasaki motorcycle, I hit the hood of a truck at high speed and ended up in emergency care with a severe kidney contusion. There again, I am grateful for the doctors that properly identified the condition and prescribed the proper healing course. And finally, at age 48, I was infected and develop severe pneumonia. The doctors did the right thing and after a week I was back on my feet. Who knows what would have happened without the fluids and antibiotics. Ok, I think that’s enough sharing to make my point.
When does self-doctoring apply?
The concept of self-doctoring is often best suited with those conditions/diseases that are self-imposed due to improper diet, hygiene, or lifestyle; these conditions tend to be: diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, allergies, chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, many infections, digestive issues, even some cancers, etc. And I suggest that it is best to consider self-doctoring as prevention, early on, or before these conditions appear, as in pre-diabetes, or pre-menopausal imbalances, or early arthritis, etc. But certainly, the principles and strategies of self-doctoring described next will also apply in later stages of these conditions.
How many times have you read or heard the statement “If you are uncertain about this or that condition, see your doctor”? How about “Consider it done!” as an answer. Truly, you have been seeing the doctor every day of your life. Remember that from two tiny cells from your parents, your body sculpted itself into the magnificent being that you are, made of one hundred trillion cells organized in organs, tissues, arteries, nerves, skin, and bones. This extraordinary body should normally continue to thrive for one hundred years without getting sick. Often, due to poor diet and lifestyle choices, this is not the case. But does that mean that you should immediately visit a doctor and expect that he will fix it for you?
” Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficent and warning symptom on the part of Nature.”
– Elbert Hubbard
Your body is the best doctor
Your body is the doctor with every breath that you take, even in every thought that you think. Your body continuously repairs and regenerates itself in every moment of your life. To achieve this, trillions of biochemical molecules and electrical impulses are continuously flowing in this life ballet that can never be reproduced by any invention of man or doctor.
Then why is it, when we have discomforts, that we so quickly rely on an external doctor to fix us as if we were a simple car that can be fixed by a local mechanic? Why is it that we forget that each of our breath is a life-giving remedy?
As I remember it, in my family, my school, on national television, etc., we were strongly advised to trust the medical doctor for any discomfort. Certainly, this is still going on strong as you can see during hours of “fake” medical news, drug advertisements and vaccination campaigns on television.
Knowledge is power
We need to gain confidence in our innate doctor. To gain this confidence, you need to learn the information that will become knowledge. I suggest that you study biology, nutrition, food, self-healing, food as energy, etc. Why not? What else is more important? Who else but you should know the most about your body and your health? Who else can you trust but yourself about your life? How many drugs and vitamins will be pulled off the market this year? Do we really need any of them? Do you know? Whom next will you let puncture your body to draw blood to have you take some drugs with significant adverse effects that most of the time offer no hope of correcting the problem?
I suggest that you plan well before visiting a western minded doctor. Be prepared, read up on the issue, get informed even before the visit and question and research everything you are told. Get your hands on your blood tests and learn about each line and results. Get diverse opinions and make up your own. Become an expert. Why not?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Expert or not, there are fundamental principles and several lifestyle actions that you can take to support your innate doctor, and reduce the need to see the external doctor. You must sustain your good health with:
Physical fitness – is any bodily activity to enhance or maintain physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Proper diet and frequent physical exercise boosts the immune system and helps prevent “diseases of affluence” such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer, cancers, and obesity.
- Eating a plant base diet will do wonders for your physical fitness and boost your energy. It is now well established that this type of diet will prevent most diseases.
- Endurance or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate.
- Strength exercises make your muscles stronger
- Balance exercises help prevent falls, a common problem in older adults.
- Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and can help your body stay limber.
- Routines like yoga, qigong, tai chi, running, walking, etc. will all help with the above.
Mental fitness – The brain is like a muscle – if you don’t give it a regular workout, it loses tone.
- Physical exercise delivers oxygen to the brain.
- Keeping an active interest in the world around you
- Eat plenty of leafy greens, colorful veggies, and fruits.
- Stretch yourself mentally by learning a new language, doing the cryptic crossword or playing chess. This is important for brain health and good for your social life.
- Reduce your stress hormones that can be harmful to the brain. Schedule regular periods of relaxation into your week.
- Learning new hobbies or anything new gives the ‘grey matter’ a workout and builds neural pathways in the brain.
- Talk to friends and family about a wide range of topics. This gives your brain an opportunity to explore, examine and enquire.
- Hobbies such as woodwork and sewing or activities like skipping require you to move both sides of the body at the same time, in precise movements. This can help to improve your spatial awareness and increase your reaction time.
- Exercise your brain with game shows, playing games with family or friends.
PS. Don’t forget to include the BIOSUPERFOOD formulas in your daily regimen, as it will significantly assist your body’s innate ability to remain balanced physically and mentally.
In my next articles
I will write about components of self-doctoring; Foods and Nutrition, Supplements, Movement and Exercises, Mind-Body Relationship. I will cover concepts like “Let thy food be thy medicine”, “Getting out of the way”, “Less is Better”, “Nourishing and Fasting”, “Proper Food Combining”, “80% of health is in your mind!”, etc.
Disclaimer: Throughout this article, I am not saying that you should not see a doctor for emergencies, for serious symptoms, or for any reasons that you believe needs advice from a professional.