To reiterate the July research paper I wrote, there is a very real other school of thought on COVID that you simply do not hear about because the volume has been turned up so loud on one particular viewpoint. So, I wanted you to know about a group of highly regarded doctors, researchers, epidemiologists, etc. from around the world who drew the following conclusion:
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
specific purpose of this discussion, started two months ago and continued last
month, is to stimulate change through understanding. Healthcare, to change, can no longer be 99%
dominated by one ideology. The consumers
in the healthcare industry must be the ones to demand change, and so they must
understand the other major health philosophy and why it is built around the
synergistic principle that the body heals itself. Health is the means, not the end. As it has classically been said in the
chiropractic profession, the body does not need much help to be well, just no
interference to its function; to the “doctor inside” that simply needs the
chance to work optimally.
are millions and counting who have experienced the freedom of this philosophical
realization, the healthy lifestyle that embraces the innate intelligence of the
human body and trusts its wisdom, respectfully demanding an active role from
each individual in eliminating destructive habits in favor of constructive
ones. In every walk of life, there is a
high value on the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, or synergy,
one of the core aspects of any peak performing system, be it in business,
politics, family units, etc. When that
same synergy for health is valued and personal responsibility for achieving it
is accepted, lives change.
if redefined around interconnectivity (the relationship of the parts to the
whole), shifts its focus to intervention or symptom treatment being the last
resort instead of the first through tenth options. Presently, holistic practices are positioned
as the Hail Mary approach after repeated traditional medical failure. Imagine if such holistic last resorts as
Upper Cervical Care – which embraces the scientific hallmarks of finding repeatable
objective patterns and correcting their structural/neurological cause (at the
foundational area where the head and neck meet to protect the master control
center of the body, the brainstem) – were near first in line to help sick
people get well, or as often or greater, to help well people stay healthy. When such imagination becomes reality, that
is when the path to true healthcare reform can begin.
only it were that simple. The holistic
philosophy written about here, which seeks to harness the inborn wisdom of the
body (i.e. “the doctor inside”) to its maximum capability by removing
nutritional, structural, chemical, psychological, and neurological variables,
makes all the sense in the world to those ready to learn about it, but it is
for most on the opposite pole of what they have been taught about healthcare by
a system that defines down health, focused as it is primarily on disease and
treating symptoms. Not knowing is the
enemy of progress; awareness is the cure.
“doctor inside” is the organizer of the coordinated functions in the human
body, one of the premier manifestations of natural law. It need not be taken at faith value[i],
as biological science provides all the evidence one could ever need to confirm
the validity of it. Those who enjoy a
glass or two of red wine, for instance, may know that its benefits are derived
from its hormone-releasing effects on the brain and from its anti-oxidant
(anti-deteriorating) properties, despite that it is also inherently full of
toxins that can harm the body. For
better or worse, the adaptative balancing act stimulated by red wine
consumption evidences the body’s inborn wisdom at work, but the people must
disconnect from the Medtrix (i.e. allow separation from the conventional,
pharmaceutically-driven mindset) long enough to accept the evidence they ask
this hypothetical comparative analysis: a person was asked to assess the
difference between an ocean and a pond and was given the statistical variance
of their respective sizes – four million gallons of water in the pond vs. 343
billion gallons of water in the ocean.
It is an enormous difference, the ocean so much greater than the pond
that it almost seems comical to compare them.
Yet, imagine that the person, when asked to conclude which was larger,
said without hesitation, “the pond,” having already made up their mind based on
past education and assumption, unwilling to see beyond them.
then, is as much based on the belief system of the person to whom it is
presented. That examples of innate
intelligence, scientifically observed in nature and the human body, vastly
outnumber what has been learned through scientific experimentation is a valid
point only to the extent that someone is willing to accept it. Give credit where due, of course, to the
researchers who discover something like the presence of the anti-oxidant in red
wine (a pond-sized achievement), but give infinitely more credit to the “doctor
inside” that determines its use while simultaneously sorting out the toxicity
dynamic as part of its tried and true process (comparatively, the ocean).
the conclusion of this series approaches, understand that a philosophy is not
invalid because the masses do not readily acknowledge it any more than a
philosophy is valid because the masses do readily acknowledge it; there can be
no philosophical monopolization of healthcare for that reason. Truly, the job of the “doctor inside” remains
the same either way, to organize / adapt as best it can using what it has to
work with. The philosophical distinction
is important because the current “health” care system ignores the bigness of
the fellow within[ii]
(the “doctor inside”) in favor of its limited knowledge, repeatedly getting in
nature’s way; conversely, the other school of thought’s primary objective is to
get out of nature’s way.
Monday, October 19, 2020
(Dr. Chad Note - Some of you may know Carri from her time running my front office years ago or as one of the best massage therapists around, but she is the type who constantly seeks innovative ways to help people and today she is sharing with us a most unique method to facilitate healing. I know several people who have experienced it and raved about it. Check it out!)
Discoveries in Amazonian plant medicine have been making big headlines in alternative medicine lately. There are many master plants which have healing benefits for the westerner who has reached an impasse with traditional allopathic medicine. Quite a lot of attention has been paid to the plants which offer psychedelic experiences - but lesser known, and perhaps more effective for chronic disease, is a powerful treatment that comes from the Amazonian Monkey Tree Frog, or Phyllomedusa Bicolor. Named for the shaman who discovered the medicine, Kambo is not hallucinogenic - though its healing peptides can have benefits for both mind and body. This medicine has been used by tribes in Peru, Costa Rica and other Amzonian communities for around 2000 years to eliminate various pathogens, like poisons from deadly bites and stings, and parasites from polluted water. It’s most important to note during this time of Covid 19 hysteria, Kambo’s history stems from the search of one medicine man to find a cure for an unknown plague which was sweeping through the Amazon, decemating village after village. His medicine journey with “Grandmother” revealed to him the means and methods to apply the secretion of the frog, thereby saving his village from the plague and restoring the healthy biome of his village.
Kambo is a powerful lymphatic and blood cleanser. Shown to increase white cell activity, decrease blood toxicity, and clear the plasma of pathogens like bacteria, parasites, and fungus, it’s unparalleled as a full body detoxifier. Kambo is currently being studied in western labs to understand its vast profile of chemical compounds, which include over 100 different peptides known to have numerous healing effects on the human body. The process of Kambo is short but intense, lasting a little under an hour, with about 20-30 minutes of strong physical symptoms as the body purges toxins from the entire organ system. Many people report feeling “empty” or “spacious” after a session, experiencing a physical and mental peace. Kambo is not known to have any psychedelic qualities, but can have profound effects on behavioral habits (addictions) as well as helping to release negative thought patterns. Indigenous tribes believed that Kambo clears the body of “panema” or bad luck.
While the secretion of Kambo is incredibly delicate and difficult to obtain, once harvested onto a wooden palate it becomes inert and stable, able to be reactivated and applied far away from the natural habitat of the frog. Practitioners of Kambo medicine are able to share this medicine legally in the US because it is not classified or regulated by the FDA or legal system. We hope this valuable means of treatment for persistent disease can continue to be safely and sustainably shared with non-indigenous people, through platforms like Kambo Frog Detox Foundation, where our local Carri “Bindi” Davis received her training in 2019. Immersion training with Kambo prepares the practitioner for safe and effective application with a firm medical understanding of how the compounds work in the human body, and awareness of potential contraindications.
Carri offers a unique approach to Kambo with the addition of microscopic blood analysis, having received her certification earlier in 2020. Through an educational insight into your living blood in real time, she helps you understand your own internal biome. Nutritional Blood Analysis is another “gray area” in the field of medicine, largely because of its subjective observational method. We can identify bacterial overgrowth, fungus like candida, parasite activity, toxicity from leaky gut, and free radical damage to red blood cells, among other factors which lead to disease. Looking at the blood cells and plasma before and after your Kambo series, you can see a notable decrease in pathogens and an increase in circulation and immune activity. Each individual has a unique personal chemistry and experience with Kambo. Multiple sessions with the same person can reveal varying degrees of detoxification experiences and results.
Kambo is traditionally offered in an “inoculation” series of 3 sessions - however, powerful healing can come from just one session. Some conditions (ie, autoimmune conditions, viral/bacterial infections, and certain kinds of cancer) may require a more in depth protocol over time. While Kambo has many seemingly miraculous benefits, it is considered an “ordeal medicine”. Many people do not want to undertake the difficulty of a physical purge. However, small doses of Kambo can be applied to receive the benefit of the healing peptides. Carri is knowledgeable with doses that are appropriate for elderly, infirmed, or children, or those who may have concerns about an intense experience. Regardless of a person’s health and disease concerns, Kambo is often able to provide a step in the right direction. Carri is able to help create a protocol with you that is unique to your intention for healing, integrating her knowledge of the TCM Meridian system for organ detoxification. She also offers nutritional coaching and hands-on healing as further detoxification support on your healing journey.
If you are interested in learning more about Kambo, please text Carri at 336-965-6592, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. An information packet will be delivered to your email address, including the science and source of Kambo, medical intake, and rates of service. You can schedule a phone consultation to discuss your treatment plan.
“It is my sincerest hope and pleasure to serve you with all of my heart.”
cells of the stomach lining will have been replaced by the time a reader
concludes this article is not something scientists can replicate, yet it
exemplifies the presence of an inborn wisdom, always at work. In last
month’s Part 1, an intelligent organization was detailed and labeled as the
“doctor inside” often spoken of among those who genuinely understand that the
body heals itself. This is an important conversation to continue because,
frankly, American healthcare has a philosophical problem, a flat earth kind of
tendency to downplay or even ignore the laws of life while viewing the theories
of disease through tunnel vision. No more than you can learn how to save
money by studying how to spend it, you cannot learn how to be healthy by studying
sickness. Understanding the “doctor inside” is among the keys to flipping
the script on a broken “health” care system.
labeling is unnecessary, as whether called God or a life force or simply an
irrefutable observation of biological science, the intelligence inherent to
every known natural law and to an infinite number of processes not yet
identified or categorized is just an undefinable something that is there.
Pseudoscience, it most certainly is not, to simply recognize that the superlative
+ exceptional x infinity-level of innate wisdom found throughout nature is too
complex for the human mind, which though capable of extraordinary things cannot
reign in the infinite and make it finite. For example, in organ
transplants, the innate intelligence within the body accepts and makes use of
the donation once it is put in place. It is amazing that organs can be
surgically transplanted, but a new body accepting another person’s part takes
amazement to a different level. The whole is indeed greater than the sum
of its parts.
It is a
rather fascinating topic. The ability of living things to adapt is
perhaps the most established fact in science, regardless of the debate destined
to rage for all eternity as to how they adapt. Think of the scope of the
adaptation seen in the human body and take a moment to fully appreciate
something too often taken for granted. Atoms further organized into
molecules, which are further organized into cells, which further still get
organized into tissues that combine to form organs, which are organized into
systems. It is a masterful synergy, the interdependence of the components
acting as a cohesive unit.[i]
There is no
need to sit in a corner, concentrate with the all the brainpower one can muster
at days end, and attempt to consciously seek and destroy the myriad foreign
invaders (viruses, chemicals, harmful bacteria, etc.) that the body
encountered. The immune system operates independently, without need for
conscious input, coordinating with all the other systems in the body (nervous,
respiratory, etc.). The same can be said of when the skin is cut and the
subsequent organ system interaction that takes place during the average two
weeks during which the wound heals. Another example would be, after head
and neck alignment is restored, how quickly the compensations used to level the
head when out of alignment with the upper neck release as the body structurally
reorganizes back into balance.
the time has come to rebuild supreme confidence that the “doctor inside” knows
what it is doing, to honor that intelligence and tap further into the ability
for it to be expressed.
often do not appreciate their parents for what they provided until they have
grown up. Kids, especially younger ones, do not typically think about
food being on the table or the clothes available for them to wear or the roof
over their heads. To them, those things are there because that is just
how it is. It is one of the ways that trust is formed. Why does that
dynamic largely disappear when the conversation shifts to health and the human
body, which in similar fashion is given gifts far above and beyond human
comprehension? A person can consciously choose to hold their breath until
the point of losing consciousness, then the innate intelligence within the body
immediately takes over and restarts breathing. The educated mind is a
variable, easily influenced, and weakened by age or injury. Why trust the
inherently limited at the expense of the borderline[ii] limitless that directs life as
we know it down to the smallest detail?
Imagine instantly knowing without any training how to fight fire when the crockpot shorting sends the kitchen curtains ablaze[iii] or how to correct a brainstem subluxation when the top bone in the neck gets locked in a position that adversely affects the most vital organ or how to write a best-selling novel as soon as an interesting idea strikes or how to reinflate a lung when it unexpectedly collapses. Imagine that knowledge was pre-programmed, there from the outset for whenever needed as if it was standard fare. Since that degree of intelligence – the “doctor inside” – is exactly the sort innate to the human body and all its infinite standardized functions, now imagine a system built around a definition for health like this one: an optimized state in which the numerous organ systems in the body work harmoniously together at a level conducive to sustaining an innate adaptability capable of preventing sickness and overcoming the causes of various symptoms. That would not only fix the cracked foundation of healthcare, but potentially change the world.
[i] Reggie Gold, DC’s The Triune of Life
[ii] To be further discussed in Part 3
[iii] I’m missing it too, This Is Us fans
Monday, October 5, 2020
(Dr. Chad Note - Two years ago, two among our patient base who were struggling to hold adjustments began to maintain for months on end. I inquired about habit changes that might have led to the shift in their health and was told about Mona's work. Monthly adjustments for a half decade were no longer necessary thanks to Mona's help. These patients recently joined the 1 Year Club, with membership earned by holding a correction for one year or longer. So, I asked Mona to tell us about what she does. Enjoy!)
Yoga therapy is one of the oldest mind-body practices, and modern science now shows that it can help optimize your health. Keeping yoga true to its roots, yoga therapy begins as a 1:1 practice. It is different (and simpler) than the bendy, acrobatic image you might have of yoga. A yoga therapist with in-depth training keeps you safe and interacts with your doctor of chiropractic (DC) to help you learn skills to improve your health. In addition, a yoga therapist incorporates more than just the practice of asana, the poses – individualized sequences are created to include asana “preprations,” pranayama (breathing exercises), restoratives, Ayurveda, meditation and more, to accommodate each student on their journey into a yoga practice.
At LifeFit inc, students begin with a private session and can then join an ongoing small group or large group class, attend workshops, special theme class offerings, and retreats. The home studio small group classes provide a yoga wall which creates traction in the spine (space between the vertebrae) and along joint structure and offers support in many other ways such as accommodating limitations, informing the student of internal actions, refining proprioception and more. The state of art pilates equipment refines core strength and spinal support, helps to improve balance as well as muscular strength and flexibility.
HOW DOES YOGA THERAPY WORK?
What we pay attention to, worry about, and mentally rehearse are all known to directly affect our health. When our minds are jumping from one thing to another, stuck on imagining what might happen, or replaying our most recent argument, we’re like distracted drivers — prone to making poor choices on the road to health. A yoga therapist can serve as your driving instructor. With gentle, small movements and retraining of attention, you begin to become aware of those unhealthy distractions. Through simple postures, breathing exercises and deep relaxation, your nervous system settles down and moves toward relaxed yet alert performance. Sleep improves, muscular tension eases and you make smarter health choices because you are now able to pay attention.
This mind-body stability produced by yoga therapy also improves body awareness and creates emotional control, a known factor in improved pain management and interpersonal relationships. You’ll be inclined to hold yourself with better posture, shoulders drop from your ears, the chest becomes more open, and your lower back releases tension. No wonder yoga is becoming a common player in integrative medical practices. The yoga therapist communicates your new skills with your DC, and together they lay out even better roadmaps to health with your more mobile, stable and adaptable body.
THE ROAD TO OPTIMIZED HEALTH
1. The ability to more quickly sense when your nervous system is moving out of balance gives you time to reset before tension, anxiety, or stress create pain and misalignment.
2. Yoga therapy leads to increased postural awareness, which decreases excessive loads on supporting structures and allows for faster healing.
3. A benefit of a regular, smart yoga practice is better sleep, which aids pain, weight control and inflammation.
4. When you develop the habit of “tuning in”/turning your attention inward with simple, short yoga practices, your body almost runs smoother, and your mind-body interactions are optimized. Your Sympathetic drive is not as prone to be on overdrive and the Parasympathetic system’s beneficial effects arrive.
Yoga therapy, coupled with chiropractic care, can help prevent future injury through increased awareness of spinal alignment, more confident balance skills and improved ease of movement—all of which creates a holistic program for vibrant health.
Talk to your DC to see if a yoga therapy professional might be a good team member to bring on your road to optimal health. To read more about Mona Flynn, see https://www.lifefityoga.com/
Monday, September 14, 2020
My son started coughing last weekend. That’s OK. He is 4 years old and his immune system is still very much developing. That said, my daughter’s friend brought a special treat (cookie cake) to a play date at our house and, even though it upset my son, I wouldn’t let him partake. On Labor Day, we gathered with friends for a float (down the river) trip and special treats (cookies) were offered. I managed to keep my son away from those too. By Tuesday morning, the cough was on its way out.
The refined sugar found in candy, cookies, cake, etc. suppresses the immune system and generally decreases the normal functioning of the very well oiled machine that is the human body. So, when already exhibiting signs – like coughing – that your immune system is fighting a stronger opponent, then one of the best supports you can provide your body is to avoid the various things that slow down immune response, like special treats.
Unfortunately, when I picked up my son from pre-school on Wednesday, I learned that he had consumed two chocolate doughnuts in honor of a classmate’s birthday. His teacher told me that his nose had been running. It was a safe assumption that the elimination of his cough – or, more importantly, the underlying agent causing it – was no longer imminent. Sure enough, the cough continued and got worse. Two days later, he had a brownie and some cheese puffs (not so sugary, but loaded with its own destructive materials) at pre-school for another birthday party. Unsurprisingly, his cough is actually peaking one week after it started instead of going away.
I certainly don’t blame anyone for this, but this is a prime example of the battle for health that we face, ladies and gentlemen. Kids are sicker today that at any point in the last 50 years. Let that sink in and then ask the obvious question, “Why?”
Many things shape our terrible American health system, but one of the least talked about dynamics is the simple lack of education on how to stay healthy. “Sugar feeds infection” is not common knowledge; it should be. Nutritional education is virtually non-existent.
Ideally, it would be written into the by-laws of every school that if a child was showing overt signs of fighting illness, then they shouldn’t be allowed to have sugary snacks, regardless of the occasion; the few minutes of being upset is well worth a healthier kid first of all, but there is also the domino effect to consider – if the immune system of one child is suppressed, then the infection gets stronger and more likely to effect other kids who are simultaneously suppressing their immune systems with the special treats (this is one of the primary ways that infection spreads, by the way). Frankly, as a parent, I’d like to be informed of the junk food my child is set to consume so that I can give my consent for it and help them prepare for it by counteracting it with constructive, nutritional foods before and after. Until health education improves, those things won’t happen.
On the bright side, just as sugar fuels infection, watching my kids stay sicker for longer fuels my fire to ramp up the educational process and further stimulate long overdue change in healthcare. So, here’s a call to action to parents, teachers, grandparents, etc.: let’s reverse the trend of today’s kids being the first in modern history to be sicker than the generation before theirs, and let’s start by recognizing simple things like “sugar feeds infection.”
It is common
for holistic health practitioners to use phrases like “every person carries his
or her own doctor inside, and we are our best when we give the doctor inside a
chance to work[i].” What does that really mean, though? What is the “doctor inside”?
the answer to those questions is what makes the holistic paradigm distinct from
the traditional medical model. Anything
non-medical is described in American society as “alternative to” or
“complimentary of” medicine, but in reality the truly holistic practices are
separate from and distinct to medicine, as clearly defined in their separate
roles as an electrician and a firefighter.
Each paradigm has its own philosophy and methodology.
the comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected, and
explicable only by reference to the whole[ii]. When taught about anatomy (structure),
physiology (function), neurology (communication), psychology (thoughts), etc.
as separate entities with just vague reference to how interrelated they all
are, it leaves out important contextualization, causing misunderstandings about
health, what it is and how to achieve it.
The next step in the healthcare revolution is a better big picture
understanding of how perfectly the human body exemplifies the phrase “the whole
is greater than the sum of its parts,” also known as synergy.
regarding the “doctor inside,” the meaning of the phrase is rooted in
acknowledgment, based on the logic derived from indisputable facts, that there
is an intelligence that exists in everything…in all matter. This intelligence is different than the kind
talked about in educational settings. Instead,
this intelligence is an expression of the infinite, as in the infinite number
of coordinated functions that just took place inside each reader’s body over
the last split second; or the wonders of the world, those amazing things that
just happen, like a dogwood tree that blooms for one glorious week each year or
the way that a developing baby has a beating heart less than a month after
conception, and the processes that make each possible. Education allows us to know that fertile soil
along with balanced access to water and sunlight makes it probable for a
dogwood to grow and bloom, but what makes it grow – and what makes a fetal
heartbeat possible in 3 weeks – is an inherent intelligence that manages the
of the intelligence in question is to organize, like the arrangement of earth
among the other planets, and the volatile concoction of components making up an
atom that would explode if not meticulously organized[iii]. As a form of infinite wisdom, if you will,
this intelligence renders what humans know a speck of dust in an otherwise
pristinely clean ballroom. Science has
given us a great deal of advantages, but it has also skewed the perceptions of
many away from confidence and trust in something greater than science alone can
offer. There is a rational desire to be
able to prove as much as we can, to unlock the vault to be discovered if we
could just further tap into the source of that synergy – that interconnectivity
among the various parts of the body, for instance. When that desire manifests a battle between
science and God, though, it is grounds for taking a step back to
re-evaluate. Truly, it is just another
reason why all or nothing culture needs to move aside and make way for the
currently elusive middle ground, the place where human evolution will continue
(why not science and God?)
There is a
certain safety in focusing only on the things that can be controlled, but to
understand the “doctor inside” and, thus, to better comprehend health
conceptually, there must be recognition that there is much beyond our conscious
control and that some guiding intelligence governs the rest. When eating food, for instance, our control
ends at chewing and swallowing. There is
no conscious requirement for digestion of the food, so what controls
digestion? What prevents the bite
slightly too big from getting lodged in the tubes of the small intestine? What maintains the steady rhythm of
contracting and relaxing used to push food through the system? What makes the enzymes break down the food
and disperse nutrients to the rest of the body? The answer is intelligence, which many[iv]
call God, maintaining harmony so that internal chaos does not ensue.
professions like Upper Cervical Chiropractic posit that a primary way to give
the “doctor inside” a chance to work is to correct head/neck misalignment,
which balances the body and allows the proper flow of communication from the
brain to the affected areas, immediately relaxing muscles, increasing blood and
oxygen circulation, and stimulating the self-healing process to continue
optimally[v]. The power that made the body can heal the
body if interference to its function is removed.
harmony is synonymous here – can be seen everywhere. Any diehard sports fan knows about the whole
being greater than the sum of its parts; it is clear and obvious when watching
elite teams that a highly coordinated effort among coaches and players, and not
a series of random occurrences from exceptional individuals, leads to
victory. The same could be said of a
superlative symphony orchestra and the beautiful music that it produces. It is organization at its conscious
finest. “The doctor inside” is
organization at God’s finest.