Harebrained Hormones

Chances are you’ve heard about the celebrity “secret youth potion,” Human Growth Hormone (HGH). In case you’ve been tempted to use HGH to look younger, lose weight, build muscle, etc., let me share with you why you absolutely DO NOT want to go the hormone cocktail route.

When you see an A-list celebrity appearing to look fabulous thanks to a hormone cocktail, I’ll tell you their glands and blood stream are paying the price. You simply could not pay me enough money to take their potion even once (or to get injected with Botox or fillers for that matter, even once).

What you need to know is that amidst this frenzy around HGH, there is a quiet truth – foreign hormones (which are any hormones introduced to the body externally rather than organically secreted within), cannot be synthesized in the same way as the body’s naturally secreted hormones. This is true whether the hormone is a so-called “bio-identical” or not.

In fact, as foreign entities these externally introduced hormones instantly destabilize the precious, natural eco-system of the body’s indigenous hormones. I can promise you this does you no favors in the long run.

I wanted to share this just in case you’ve been tempted to subject your intact secreting systems in the hopes of extending the shelf life of your looks.

The second thing to know is that all the HGH in the world is not going to remove the copious accumulated rubbish from decades of unfit substances which is what really ages people (along with accumulated emotional and mental toxicity). Therefore, your body is still going to be rotting from within even if there appears to be a cosmetic glow.

Making the choice to live in a beautiful state of consistent self-regeneration is not for everybody. But it is true, real and dependable – it will strengthen rather than harm you.

The external means of beauty and the internal means of beauty I guess simply come down to separate beauty mentalities altogether. What the hormone cocktails aim to preserve is the beauty mentality that tells us that in order to be beautiful we need to “hold it together.”

Our human blueprint is held together when it is cared for magnificently – with sunlight and clean water, good soil and ozone-rich air. When we refuse to be bullied and pushed around by things that repress and block us up, we honor our human blueprint and there we find that the integrity of our tissues actually remains pretty great indefinitely, inside and out and in all the directions in which we radiate.

The fear and stress of the world is what wrecks our hormones. You want a hormone cocktail that really secretes youth juice through you 24/7? It’s within you. It will all come rushing in to bless you like you’re mainlining ecstasy the moment you realize this priceless eternal-youth truth.

Final Feverish Installment

Just because fever is an alkaline response and pathogen infiltration is an acidic event does not mean suppression therapy and antibiotics are never to be employed when you’re on the healing path. If fact, in certain circumstances, depending on where you are on the “transition bridge” those substances may actually be the appropriate choice and you may just have to be alright with your alkaline reserves not being up to scratch just yet. The higher knowledge is provided to demystify and bring to your awareness a vaster way of seeing things that most people just take for granted, not to work you further into a corner. And as much as everyone enjoys a tip or a recipe, I’m selfishly far more interested in sharing the deeper secrets of which I have an endless supply and serves me no purpose without sharing it with you.

In order to know whether you are a solid candidate to ride out natural self-healing when fevers and bacterial infections present (which they can and often do even when you are deep into your cell cleansing journey), you have to be able to ascertain your own alkaline reserve at any given time. That alone takes an uncommon sense of awareness that usually only comes from years of deep-tissue cleansing.

One must be able to determine for oneself whether one is beyond the need for those acidic world necessities at any given moment. And just because one may be today, next month and next year’s circumstances may be quite different, requiring fresh evaluation. A true master of cleansing would never totally write of the possibility of needing meds because there can always be unexpected variables. And for the rest of the world, at least some of the time they will require antibiotic help since they just don’t have the alkaline reserve to mange the infestation.

So to be clear, the benevolent-fire cannot be assumed to have perfect intuition in a body that’s been acidic for years. And the acidic body may not have the wherewithal to eliminate the pathogens, in which case, until your alkaline/voltage reserve is richer down the road, you may well have to take an antibiotic if you get very sick in the interim.

On my 15-year-long (fairly extremist) journey with tissue cleansing I’ve probably only taken an antibiotic once, about 5 years in. Before cleansing, I was on multiple courses of antibiotics each year. I have not taken an aspirin or suppressant of any kind in any of these years though I have had one or two high fevers a handful of colds. Living in New York City, the air quality alone was a killer and I think I fared pretty well. But take your average person riddled with the modern stressors, toxic accumulation, symptoms of all kinds and then ask them to just lay in bed and get better and I tell you, chances are not so good that they’ll get better on their own.

Of course, there are the natural tools which should be used in my opinion on a regular basis in today’s world (particularly colloidal silver and high quality essential oils) all of which I go into in detail in so many places so I’m not going to do that here – but they are very effective. The thing is, you want those healing tools to be part of your long-term protocol as it supports the deep cell-tissue cleansing lifestyle, not just to reach for them in a panic when you feel yourself falling to pieces. It’s usually too late for them to be much help at that desperate point.

Now, to answer the final question I set out to answer: What is the best way to support the body when we do get a fever? Well, when you get pulled into the fever place, there’s not much you can do but manage the ups and downs of the chills and sweats with fresh sheets, hot ready baths, herbal teas and comfortable cotton clothes. If you’re really lucky you might have someone nearby who’s not afraid to get close to you who’ll lovingly massage your feet with essential oils of Rosemary, Thyme, Fir trees and such (which I’d also place on my throat, chest, neck, crown and nape) and again, if it were me, I’d put a few drops of Cyprus and oregano oil on my tongue every few hours and sip lemon water with colloidal silver drops.

Ironically, you’ll find out just how healthy you are by how your body works through sickness. It’s a sure sign you’re in a high alkaline state if it only takes you 3-4 days to be back in your strength. By contrast, the worst part of being so vulnerable to needing meds is that it can take quite a long time (sometimes several weeks or more) to regain even some semblance of your previous power.

As Jim says to Huck, in Huckleberry Finn, “You gwyne to have considable trouble in yo’ life, en considable joy. Sometimes you gwyne to git hurt, en sometimes you gwyne to git sick; but every time you’s gwyne to git well agin.” – Mark Twain.

Literally Fighting Fire with Fire

On the topic of fever, a friend asked an excellent question, “What does it mean if one rarely experiences fever? Is it a sign of being healthy or further suppression? While my son does not have fevers, he does have eczema.”

What a perfect entry point for deepening our knowledge as it relates to two kinds of fire in the body. I’ll call the one “functional-fever-fire” and the other, “dysfunctional-inflammatory-fire.”

Think of the functional fever-fire as your inner benevolent dragon. By contrast, the dysfunctional-inflammation-fire that irritates and reddens the cells and tissues is the domain of the malevolent dragon. The redness/irritation of inflammation comes directly from the pathogenic forms we know of as fungus, bacteria, viruses and mold. These rogue microbes, in all their life-destructive madness “raise the red flag” so to speak in the body.

In a strong, alkaline body, your benevolent dragon will exterminate them rapid-fire. As a less alkaline body scours for the vital energy reserves required to rouse its functional-fire-breathing dragon, those ill-mannered micro-beasts will be multiplying; a situation grossly exacerbated by the vile waste they excrete (i.e. pus, fermentation, noxious gas, putrefaction, etc.). This decay-breeding eco-system inflames all the healthy cell and tissue eco-systems around it, quickly turning them just as rogue (think zombie apocalypse on a microbial level). That is what dysfunctional-inflammation-fire looks like and it has many, many names based on where it is taking place in the body. If it’s an “itis” as in bronchitis, tonsillitis, pancreatitis, encephalitis, meningitis, colitis, diverticulitis, and so on, it translates to “inflammation” of that corresponding system/part/gland/organ.

Now, on one hand, Eczema can be seen as the skin organ having a fever. Eczema comes from the Greek “ekzema,” which literally means “something thrown out by heat.” When you see a symptom marked by redness or irritation, there is a true battle of the flames taking place. Dysfunctional-inflammation starting the fire – a kind of microbial pyromaniacs club you might say – and functional-fever-fire working to put it out.

One thing all symptoms have in common is their origin. There is one cause of all disease: the interruption of the conductivity of life-force within a given living network. When this happens (either through blockage or severing of the sacred threads of life within that network – both the visible and invisible threads), life stops pulsing in those places. When life detects it’s own network is in jeopardy, it responds protectively. It sends alarm bells to the “chief” of the organism in a way that can be seen and felt (and not enjoyed) so that the hazard might be immediately rectified. So you can see, in the case of Eczema we can see this whole drama played out to at T.

You can quickly strengthen your functional-fire and put out the dysfunctional inflammation with diligent application of life-generating principles. On your path to healing, however, there are three significant additional factors I would suggest keeping top of mind to best understand what a real healing journey entails:

Alkaline reserve: With the right applied knowledge and dedication, the human system can be totally restored to a life-generating, non-inflammatory state. But it can take a while for the individual’s “alkaline reserve” (the negative-ionic-electron voltage in the body) to steadily rise from the state in which it developed such symptoms to the state where it is not readily hospitable nor susceptible to such symptoms. As the alkaline reserve increases by the tissues being cleansed of waste (appropriate use of all the tools we use for that, carefully applied transition diet, etc.), the individual will transform completely.

The problem is that most people don’t know how to do it and/or don’t hang in long enough, falling prey to fear, social customs, unhealthy work life, lack of discipline, self-doubt and countless other saboteurs. If someone with a strong alkaline reserve should temporarily find themselves over taxed by stress or over exposed to toxicity, they will have the advantage of their rich alkaline reserve to support and they will recover rapidly. In fact, under such conditions, typically the body will waste no time bringing about a high fever and drenching sweats to burn and expunge the offense to it’s harmony. So developing, increasing and sustaining a high alkaline reserve is key.

Lineage: Our health is in our lineage. These days, that’s not good news. What our forefathers and foremothers did (physically, emotionally, mentally) informed our DNA and while we’ve been in a steady decline since the advent of the Agricultural Revolution 10,000 years ago when we went from living on wild (highly intelligent) foods, our physical integrity though our DNA has been in a veritable free fall over the last 150 years. Our weakened organ/gland fortitude coming down the pike coupled with the disaster of modern consumption and exposure to frequencies in our environment that unravel the integrity of our coding should explain why new medical reference guides to document the latest diseases is never-ending (and the symptoms become increasingly devastating).

Every generation is significantly weaker than the one that came before it because we are living an entropic life model. However, that’s not the whole story because our spirits today, this great burgeoning power were finding within to take hold of our truth, will triumph and those who wish to can fully restore their human technology right now.

The point is that keeping the “lineage factor” in mind will help you appreciate why your symptoms seem so hard to overcome.

Emotional consideration: Equal in measure to the physical factors is the emotional factor. To use Eczema as an example once again, we see how deep suppression of unsupportive physical and emotional accumulation conspire to create one diagnosis on the surface that actually has a complicated, dynamic root system (linage, pathogens, emotional pain/stress). There is always an emotional component to an illness. We have to listen closely to hear what the illness is trying to tell us.

A few final points on fevers:

Fever is not an acidic event. It is an alkaline event. First a hearty store of alkalinity (reserve electron-voltage) is required in order to generate the heat needed to create a fever (its much more challenging to rouse a needed fever if you’re already very week/acidic). Fever-fire serves the organism back it’s own power in a self-regenerating circuit. This is known as implosive force, centripetal force, which I’ll speak more on next time.

Fevers are so valuable that there will surely come to market a product in due time to simulate a fever once everyone comes to realize it.

When people realize the power of the fever, they will want nothing more than to have the natural fever standby at the ready to eviscerate their pathogens. However, by then they might not enough of an alkaline reserve to get it back. In future, when a man asks his doctor, “Can you help me get it up,” he won’t be referring to a prescription for Viagra?

In the natural fever we have something that kills everything harmful but leaves the healthy microbes flourishing. Show me, in all of medical history anything that can do that?

Finally, those of you who understand cancer to be merely an extreme expression of pathogenic overtake in the body (namely fungus) will appreciate that fever may be considered the original cancer prevention mechanism: Should the body experience unsuppressed fevers at the naturally and necessary intervals, the proliferation pathogens that [may] define cancer arguably could never develop (assuming, a generally life-generating lifestyle of course).

On that hot note, I’ll sign off…

My name is Fever

My name is Fever. I’m not much appreciated. In fact, I’m rather disdained. At the mere hint of me, they seek to put me out. I seek not to harm. I seek to heal. True, there have been times when the body could not sustain the heat needed to kill the threat. But, I was not the threat. I was only trying to help. And almost every time, I did help. But then, some are only remembered, selectively, for their failures.

As they suppress me, I’ll just have to burn hotter the next time because, by then, much more heat will be needed to eviscerate the real danger. And so, suppression of my truth makes me repellant in their eyes….My name is Fever and I’ve been so misunderstood.

ADD Medication

This may be the most contentious posting I’ve ever made but I feel, in all good conscience, especially as a mother, it needs to be said, particularly as this issue reaches epidemic proportions…

Did you know that methylphenidates (brand names Ritalin and Concerta) are the single most prescribed drugs for children ages 12-17? This psychostimulant is a cousin of crystal meth, a narcotic with the same classification of cocaine and yet it is being given to healthy, smart children in escalating numbers. I hereby state for the record that under no circumstances would I ever allow this drug to be given to one of my children. I have no doubt that this statement will make me hugely unpopular with many people and initially may even come across as arrogant and lacking in sensitivity or compassion. But to the contrary, it is out of deepest compassion and understanding that I justify this statement, herewith:

1. A child’s brain is in the thick of development. In fact, we know the human brain only reaches full maturity at age 25. A school-aged child’s brain is highly absorbent and will adjust its development according to the information received by the chemicals that influence it. Do you want your child’s developing brain to mutate to the tune of narcotic psychostimulants? And we haven’t even begun to ask the questions, “Who benefits from these sales and these ADD/ADHD diagnoses?” Surely not the children. And yet, 90% of Ritalin sales represent prescriptions for children.

2. When we train our minds to focus, we increase our ability to focus. Our brain is a highly complex organ that does not benefit from being distressed by chemicals. By contrast, as all organs, its function improves with harmonious conditions and proper usage. The more we apply focus, the more we’ll increase our ability to focus. You can strengthen your brain with healthy application! Using a crutch like a focusing aid, removes this opportunity and makes the brain lazy. In effect medicating is the fast tract to atrophying the brain.

3. Yes, I concur, text books are usually uber-booooring and yes, schools are not designed in alignment with the lotus like blossoming of a healthy human brain under the right conditions. Add to that the fact that the information in these text books is dubious at best. BUT I’ll tell you what the common prison like schools and text books do have going for our kids (definitely the only thing) is that all that tedium provides is an excellent way to train the brain to focus. It creates a certain stamina, brain-endurance if you will. Look, we all did it – and probably suffered worse tedium than this generation (remember having to write dictionary pages as punishment?). We all hated the tedium (well, most of us anyway) but we flexed our brains (while we missed out on our childhoods and the even greater brain development that would have taken place under conditions that were fully conducive to our brain’s unlimited maturation. For the record, I’m not over looking that important point as I underscore a separate point at the moment.

4. Ideally, education will evolve as people break out of the mass hypnosis and see humanity’s truth and forge that change. But in the meantime, those horrid text books can serve a purpose in strengthening one’s ability to persevere through tedious material. We’ve all had the experience of reading the same page over half a dozen times and not knowing a single thing we’d read and then applying our focus and finding we could make perfect sense of it. Focus is a choice. I know. I know many readers are getting increasingly incensed with me right now because they believe it’s not a choice for their child. But there are additional factors to unveil so please keep reading as your frustrations will be addressed…

5. Most doctors and parents come to the Ritalin “solution” loosely, meaning, the child may undergo some tests (and in some cases the tests are skipped altogether or their “normal” results are over-rided). The parent and doctor can agree to make the executive decision that said child could use the extra boost and thus it is granted. The problem with this instant gratification is deeper than just a willy nilly ability to push narcotics onto unwitting kids under the guise of supporting their school work. The problem is that we project our idea of what learning means onto our kids which puts them into boxes where they cannot grow into their own truth. We put them on assembly lines because we know no other way and then, when they don’t produce what is expected, we assume there is something wrong with them (rather than there possibly being something wrong with the assembly line). Is it more likely that all these young people are deficient or that the education system rather does not serve these young minds? Okay, well, that’s a loaded question if we consider all the chemicals that babies are exposed to in utero and then in the years to follow from infant formula and mainstream foods, not to mention heavy metals and radiation that are recorded at frightening levels in utero and infancy and in breast milk. But more on that later. Just notice that we are assuming the kids are the problem while we do not take the scholastic blueprint receives little to no scrutiny. Perhaps a prescription for the remediation of common schooling would be a more effective solution?

6. While you are concerned that your child is missing the requisite attention faculties, your child may be sitting on an incredible creative gift (whether that gift it’s evident to you or not is beside the point); the gift may be dormant for a variety of reasons, or it may be active but there is always a price to be paid for opposing nature, gifts are lost. Your child may start getting straight A’s in every subject but totally lose touch with his unique spark which would have served to inspire and satisfy him his entire life through, and possibly bring light to countless others. Always ask, “What is the price for doing this?” And then you can determine if the price is worth paying.

7. You may argue that doing better at school is critical for the child’s self-esteem and that in itself makes it worth the drugs. Well, imagine the child’s self-esteem were it supported by an environment that truly nourished and nurtured that child’s truth. But for most parents that would mean undergoing a great shedding of belief systems and lifestyle themselves. Parents are typically locked into the status quo by the time they have children and just want the assembly line to go smoothly so they don’t look foolish and naturally, they want to feel they are providing an “idyllic” childhood for their kids.

8. Kids today have two other significant forces negatively impacting their ability to focus: non-stop use of technology (smartphones, handheld devices/video games, etc.) which alter brain function and catastrophic dietary intake which causes all chemical havoc to be unleashed in their blood stream, gut and brain. Add to that all the radiation and hormonal deranging caused by all of these factors and you’ll see that suggesting Ritalin, Concerta or any other focus-enhancing drug is hardly a meaningful solution. You might even say such a suggestion lacks focus.

9. Part of growing up strong is gaining confidence in your mental capacities. If a child or teen is given a crutch for their brain function, how are they ever going to have the requisite confidence in life. They will always go around feeling a little unsure of a funda-mental (forgive the pun) faculty. That is a terrible thing to do to a person. I realize that most parents agree to the Ritalin “solution” because they are trying to do the right thing and be good parents and because they want their child to do well and feel confident. But, I’m afraid this is a bizarrely ironic twist because in the long run it will not help them do well, it will make them dependent – dangerously, sadly and unnecessarily so.

In conclusion, I’ll share with you what I tell my high-school aged daughter when she comes to me saying, “Please, Mom, can’t I take Ritalin too – just for the tests? So many of my friends do.” First I explain to her all I’ve just shared above and why I wouldn’t have her mind co-opted by these destructive chemicals for anything and then I very sincerely express to her that I would rather her earn an average grade on a test that she had done her very best studying for than for her to get the best possible score having taken Ritalin.

The outright destruction of a whole generation of children’s brains resulting from the application of these brain-destroying meds will all come to light in the next 5-10 years and will likely land in a pile of the worst possible substances, the likes of thalidomide (we have yet, I warn, to see the effect of the regular use of these drugs once these kids become parents). Have we learned nothing from the past? What do we want for our kids – for them to shine their truth or for them to be squished into a distorted assembly-line-mentality of life and for that pay the price of their intact brilliant minds and who knows what else?