I have heard from so many of you since my last blog and I want to thank you so much for your support and your comments. They have meant a lot much to me! And thank you for the info from around the world; it’s been really helpful.
I must say, I have sat down to write this blog about 15 times in the past 3 weeks and each time, I was sidetracked in my research.
What I found for answers one day, were contradicted the next day so it’s been challenging to wade through all the editorials, the blogs, the articles, the research, etc. to find the information I needed.
I also spoke with doctors and nurses from both sides – mainstream providers from the “front lines” (in quotes because many believe we are at war) and also GNM healthcare providers and got vital information from all of them.
Additional Covid19 Symptoms
Have you seen the headlines of all the additional Covid 19 symptoms? In this article I’ll analyze what these mean and give you ideas on how to move forward.
From high altitude sickness to an increase in blood clots, there have been many more symptoms associated with the corona virus including:
I’ll cover 19 different symptoms and explain them from a GNM perspective.
Truly, I just have to just shake my head at all of these symptoms because it’s very obvious from a GNM perspective why people are having these particular symptoms – there is no mystery with GNM - and I hope that soon, you’ll also be shaking your head at the miraculous wonder of the human body.
I’ll do my best here with the info I found and please know this may change as more details of each program become available.
This is my 3rd covid19 blog and since my previous two blogs, the current symptoms of the day have varied.
In Feb, the CDC reported just fever, cough, shortness of breath, and in severe cases, pneumonia. Those are the territorial fear and KCT programs running concurrently which gives us pneumonia.
IN March, they added sinuses to that list: more stink conflicts.
The list as of April 30th from the CDC which has more than doubled:
They also say to watch for
All of us who know GNM well have totally expected additional symptoms just like these because we understand how the body works. As our daily lives have changed, we have experienced additional conflict shocks and additional resolutions.
Our psyche’s have experienced our frustrations and our fears such as our fear of being sick or our loved ones being sick, our fear of death or of our loved ones dying, the loss of contact with our loved ones, our friends, our classmates.
Some feel their freedom and liberty have been taken away from them. Many people feel stuck. And the list continues.
We are seeing additional symptoms because we have had additional conflict shocks.
Again, these symptoms were expected because of how our media and our government has spread fear and created hardships in our lives all with - hopefully - the intention of keeping us informed and keeping us healthy. We are now seeing the expected repercussions of these actions.
Let’s start with the first grouping of CDC symptoms and I’ll start with the first one: fever.
Let’s start with the fever: I’ve seen reports that it gets up to 105 F/40.5 C.
This would indicate the healing phase of an organ or tissue formed by the ectoderm germ layer. The highest temperatures are with these.
The presence of a fever tells us the conflict has been resolved and the person is now in the healing phase and it’s attempting to restore homeostatis.
Chills & headaches:
These, like the fever, are common symptoms for healing phases and they may increase in the EC.
The headache is caused by the expected edema or swelling in the lesion in the brain and it’s a protection of the brain so it’s a good thing.
Next time you have a fever: put an ice bag on your head and that will help reduce the edema.
Doctors are reporting this in about 15% of coronavirus patients.
They are labeling it as myalgia which means the inflammation of soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons and fascia and they’re also calling it joint pain. Generally, these body tissues are associated with self-devaluation conflicts – so, feeling less than; a loss of self esteem.
Remember: Conflict shocks for others
Keep in mind: You can also experience a conflict shock for someone else so if you feel bad your loved one is sick or if you feel horrible that thousands of people are sick, these could cause you to experience a conflict shock.
Repeated shaking with chills
couldn’t really determine what kind of shaking was occurring – what it looked like -so I’m going to give you two possibilities.
This is the healing phase of the territorial fear program I mentioned in my first Covid 19 blog.
The shortness of breath or difficulty breathing – I’m going to cover those in a little bit.
This is an easy one. It’s the throat mucosa program which is a “Not wanting to swallow a morsel conflict.”
In plain English, this means: “I don’t want to accept this”, or “I’m having a really hard time with this.”
Know anyone who is feeling this right now, right???
It’s cell loss in the CA phase and cell replenishment in the healing phase which is a sore throat.
Loss of the sense of smell or taste.
First, I want to remind you of a stink conflict which is the nasal mucosa program. Something stinks, something is lousy, you’re fed up. You lose cells in your sinuses so you can, in theory, no longer smell this thing that is lousy.
Biologically, if you can’t smell it, it’s no longer a problem or a danger to you. This is our psyche taking care of us. The healing phase of this is the common cold.
Let’s look at the Loss of smell.
This is an easy one from a GNM standpoint. It involves the olfactory nerves which are the nerves in your nose.
It’s a conflict of not being able to smell something or someone you want to smell or you DO smell something that you don’t want to smell.
It’s slightly different from the stink conflict which is a cell loss. This one is functional loss. The olfactory nerves reduce their functioning which reduces your ability to smell.
Again, it’s your psyche’s way of saying: you miss your loved ones? Let’s reduce your ability to smell them so missing them isn’t as much of a problem.
You have to remember that we are animals and we’re talking survival mechanisms here. In the wild, if you can’t smell danger, then there is no danger.
I could not find any detailed info about this one so I'll make a few educated guess.
It could be the Palate and back 3rd of the tongue conflict which is a conflict of "not being able to not wanting to taste something" – this is usually in regards to food.
It’s cell loss in the CA phase with the loss of taste occurring in the healing phase so, after the conflict has been resolved.
The tricky part is that it’s usually preceded by painful ulcers on the back of the tongue and a real sensitivity to taste – like, suddenly everything you eat tastes awful.
I haven’t seen any reports of these symptoms so I wonder if we just don’t have the full story here.
I think it’s fairly common to lose your smell and taste when you have a healing phase from a bad stink conflict (a common cold), there is a lot of congestion that can block the nerves from working, however, I don’t know if everyone with a loss of smell and taste are having this particular healing phase right now so this will remain a bit of a mystery until we get more information.
Let’s look at the additional symptoms the CDC mentioned are
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
I really couldn’t find a lot of exact details about this one so I’m going to make an educated guess that this is the myocardium program - the heart ventricles - which very commonly runs when you have anxiety.
You know that heart pounding feeling? This conflict is “feeling overwhelmed.”
A lot of people have this program, in general, including anyone who has sleep apnea.
Here’s what’s interesting: In the healing phase of the left ventricle there can be a backup of fluid in the lungs which leads to shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Remember these? I had said I would talk about these later; well, here it is. We'll also see an a strong or fast heartbeat with this program.
The shortness of breath and breathing difficulties could be due to a pretty intense overwhelm conflict.
The question to which I could not get an answer is: are we seeing these three symptoms heart pain, breathing difficulties and shortness of breath. together ALL the time in covid patients or not?
If so, then I think we can say they are all due to the myocardium program but here are other reasons as well, which we’ll soon see.
New confusion or inability to arouse (it’s difficult to wake up after sleeping)
I believe we’re seeing the mental confusion because of a new brainstem constellation.
After Dr. H discovered the cause of every physical disease, he then turned his attention to what we would call mental illness, behavioral issues and mood disorders.
He called these Constellations and if this interests you, please subscribe to my mailing list because I teach a class in this.
The simplest explanation of a brainstem constellation is that it involves the conflict activity of the kidney collecting tubules – that’s about feeling abandoned, isolated, or having to stay in the hospital - and the conflict active program of one other program in the opposite brain hemisphere.
There is more to it than that, but you get the idea. As soon as a person has these two conflict active programs running, they will be confused. This is the program that modern medicine calls “dementia.”
Do you know anyone, especially someone older, who is isolated, alone at home or in the hospital, away from loved ones?
Bluish lips or face
This is the periosteum program which is a severe separation conflict. The periosteum is the cover – like a glove – over our bones. This is a pretty intense or brutal separation conflict: we are apart from people we love, friends, etc.
Real estate comes into play here: location, location, location. Each part of our body means something different because each part of our body has a different function so the location of the skin condition gives us more clues into how to determine the conflict shock, the DHS.
Lips? What do we do with lips? We kiss with them? So maybe this means we’re not able to kiss our loved ones because we are separated from them? Or we’re too afraid to kiss them because we’ll give them a disease or we’ll get one from them.
What about a bluish face? Our face is usually what we show the world. And now we’re too separated to do this? We can’t face anyone or we may get sick and die? Again, I’ just guessing here.
Another thought: When anyone in the world looks at you, they look at your face, right? We don’t look at each others feet, we look into each others faces and our eyes. Since we’re isolated, perhaps people are experiencing this as a separation from others; we can’t be seen.
Those were all the CDC symptoms as of April 30th. Now we’ll look at all the symptoms that have been in the headlines.
This is a purple discoloration and bumps appear on the tops of the toes but also on the sides and bottoms of the feet as well.
Many kids and teens appear to be presenting with this, although adults are, as well.
And once again, we’re seeing the periosteum program which is a severe or brutal separation conflict.
We are not with the people we want to be with or we want to get away from the people that we ARE with because we’re getting really tired of them.
Know anyone feeling this way?
Again, real estate is important. Where is the location of the skin issue?
Toes are associated with trying to get a grip when something is uncertain, and toes AND our feet are associated with wanting or not wanting to leave a certain place or trying to kick someone or something away, or the ability to move, to dance, to play sports, or to simply move to a certain place because that is what our feet do.
Do you know anyone who wants to move their body around to a place they can’t go right now? And we’re seeing this more in kids so parents: it’s really important to get your kids moving right now to anyplace you are able to move to. Get super creative with this.
Doctors are also seeing a measles -like rash and hive-like rash in addition to the covid toes. This is more in adults on their torso. This is also a separation conflict. Again: location.
What do we do with our torsos? In my world, when I give someone a big hug our torso’s usually touch; probably in your world too. I think that’s the most obvious torso rash conflict. We are missing our loved ones, our friends, etc.
This is a visual separation conflict: we can’t see someone when we want to or we see someone and we don’t want to. In other words, it’s either that we can’t see our friends and loved ones or we’re tired of being at home and seeing just the family we live with.
When you have conjunctivitis, it occurs in the healing phase, after the issue is resolved. I wonder if we’ll see more of this once kids and adults can see their friends, coworkers, and extended families again. We’ll see.
This means you’re in the conflict active phase of the periosteum program which I mentioned above with the bluish lips and face. It’s a severe or brutal separation conflict.
If your whole body is tingling, then we may start to see more “rheumatism” and “Raynaud’s disease.”
Those are both symptoms of conflict active phases that have lasted a longer amount of time. We may also see more neuropathies which is also the conflict active phase.
Once life is more back to normal and the program is resolved, we’ll probably see an increase in numbness in our body and I can’t even imagine what these folks will be diagnosed with at this point.
According to Alan Kliger, a nephrologist at the Yale School of Medicine, nearly half of those hospitalized with the virus have blood or protein in their urine, showing early damage to their kidneys,
I’ve already mentioned the KCT when I talked about the brainstem constellation – the mental confusion or “dementia.”
I really hoped to find more info about the people diagnosed with kidney failure – if the prevalence of confusion is higher with them but I couldn’t find that.
The reason we’re seeing a higher number of kidneys are failing is because they have the kidney collecting tubule program which is an abandonment, isolation, a fear of abandonment or isolation. It’s also called a hospital conflict – so not wanting to be in a hospital or fear of going into one.
I think it’s pretty obvious what this is about for so many people right now.
High Altitude Sickness
Lastly I want to discuss the patients who appear to have high altitude sickness. They arrive in the Emergency Dept without breathing difficulties even though their oxygen levels appear very low, as if oxygen isn’t being circulated in the body.
This is baffling to doctors because with low oxygen saturation rates, there is usually a lot of not only breathing difficulties but talking difficulties.
Not so with Covid19 – they have low oxygen saturation rates and they are easily talking on their cells phones.
I’m also going to tie in the increase in blood clots and the blood vessel inflammation doctors are seeing.
Four programs at once
This appears to be four different programs occurring all at once.
The first program we’re seeing the lung biological program with often many conflict relapses. This is a death-fright conflict either for yourself, or worrying about others dying.
The old medicine would call this "lung cancer." There is cell growth in the conflict active phase and cell breakdown in the healing phase and this is when the oxygen levels decrease. This is in the healing phase and is to be expected.
The healing phase however is getting interrupted with additional conflict shocks – now we’re upset that not only is Grandma sick, but Grandpa may have covid19 as well!
With enough conflict relapses and vacillating between the conflict active phase and the healing phase, the oxygen levels never have the chance to return to normal so they can be quite low and yet, their ability to talk is still intact.
We’re not talking long term lung symptoms here which is where we would see the low saturation rates with difficulty talking.
Instead, we’re seeing programs that have been running for a few weeks – 4 weeks? 8? 12 at most?
And the programs are yoyoing in a dramatic fashion so they don’t look normal.
This is NOT your normal pneumonia program nor is it a “normal” lung program.
This is one of the reasons it looks like high altitude sickness.
The second program we’re seeing is the pleura program in the CA phase.
The pleura are the membranes that line the lungs and the chest cavity and there is always a little fluid between the membranes. This program is a conflict of an attack against the chest.
Examples of this in plain English are: “The doctor told me I have pneumonia”; and even having a bad cough right now in the time of Covid19 could do it. Think of it as a fear for your heart, your lungs, your chest.
There is cell growth in the conflict active phase so these membranes get thicker to protect us against further attacks which causes chest tightness. . eventually, months later, when the lungs have reduced functioning, we’ll see breathing difficulties.
Just to give you context, this thickening is often associated with asbestos and air quotes: mesothelioma.
Doctors are seeing the beginning stages of the pleura program. It’s a few weeks or months of pleural thickening.
In the healing phase? Chest pain, coughing and shortness of breath due to the buildup of fluid.
The 3rd program we’re seeing is with the pulmonary blood vessels. These are the blood vessels that go between your heart and your lungs. They move blood with oxygen from the lungs to the heart and blood without oxygen from the heart to the lungs to get oxygen.
The blood vessel program is a self-devaluation and, in this case, we’re seeing that the coughing issues, the breathing issues or the potential for breathing issues, the fear of Covid19, the territorial fear program running in the bronchials- this creates a perfect storm in which we feel less than or devalued in the chest.
Like there is something wrong with us there.
There is cell loss in the CA phase and cell replenishment in the healing phase and we’re seeing patients in the healing phase or in hanging healings due to conflict relapses.
In the healing phase there is swelling and inflammation in arteries and veins and this is what doctors are seeing.
Let’s look at the increase in blood clots.
I’ve heard two things about blood clots: Dr. H said that they are NOT caused by a conflict shock. They are a mechanical issue and are caused by immobility so if someone is on a ventilator, they’re not exactly exercising and moving around.
They develop in the healing phase of the blood vessels which is exactly what we are seeing.
There is also a newer definition – and I’m just the messenger here -giving you food for thought: the newer conflict is that it’s a solidarity conflict.
That people have to stick together in solidarity to be safe. Think of red blood cells sticking together.
Ummm….yeah…..I would say this is what most of us are experiencing.
In the CA phase, there is an increase in blood clotting factors making the blood thicker. This slows down the blood which presents the perfect environment for internal immobility. We see inactivity due to being in bed because you’re sick or on a ventilator and we see an increase in blood clots.
I always find it fascinating when we are presented with the possibility of another conflict for a program.
The 4th program is the KCT – the kidney collecting tubule program.
It’s the abandonment/isolation/ hospitalization conflict and when we are in any healing phase and we feel abandoned or isolated, then the KCT program starts as a 2nd program and it’s called the syndrome.
It influences every healing phase occurring in the body and causes more edema – more liquid, more swelling.
This means the healing phase just got a lot more complicated and a lot more dangerous.
With the Syndrome, we see an increase of fluid in the lungs, in the pleura, and in the blood vessels which means more edema, more pressure, and organs that become stressed and overwhelmed with liquid.
At some point early in the running of these 4 programs, the symptoms resemble high altitude sickness.
These 4 programs:
They often see these singly and often in a later stage.
Now they’re seeing them all together and in a fairly young stage –they’ve been running for a few weeks or a few months.
What does this mean?
I just told you about 19 symptoms; some occur in several programs and 4 occur in any healing phase.
What does that tell us?
In my thoughts it means that experiencing the lockdowns and quarantines are the cause of many of the issues started seeing after lockdowns began in Italy.
And remember: these symptoms occur after the healing phase or during hanging healings.
What this means for us now is that we want to downgrade our anxiety and fear – if we even have any of these – slowly and steadily so the healing phase – if we even have one - will be less intense than what we’re seeing now.
Educate yourself and others, if they are open to it, about GNM because just having this knowledge can make a huge difference.
There you have it. And like I mentioned earlier, this is my opinion on the symptoms as they stand now – it’s April 30th as I write this – we’ll see what changes come down the pike and I’ll update when needed.
Take care! Write comments below, be in touch, look definitely look at my online programs for learning GNM at andilockemears.com.
Thank you for being here and I’ll catch you next time.
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Summer is my favorite season: boating, swimming, horseback riding, watching my grandkid's soccer games, gardening, warmth 24/7 - I love it all! Hopefully, you enjoy it, as well.
Let's discuss how to be healthy this summer from a German New Medicine perspective.
What to do about the Sun: tan, burn, ouch!
To learn about the impact of the sun on our skin, please read my previous blog, "Summer Sunburns: Do they cause cancer?" and know that the sun is necessary for life on this planet.
Since we know the sun doesn't "cause" cancer, there is no fear of it, however, no one enjoys being burned - and that causes free radical damage is has a weakening effect on the body - so it's helpful to protect yourself.
I acclimate every spring. I'll put on shorts and a tank top and start by being in the sun around noontime for 10-15 minutes. I'll do this almost daily and increase the time by 10-15 minutes until I'm able to be in the sun indefinitely without burning. I have done this successfully for decades.
That being said, I'm brunette and tan easily; my daughter and grandkids are redheads who burn easily. Obviously, you have to adjust it depending on your skin tone.
Don't be afraid to acclimate very slowly, and also cover up with long sleeves and pants if you know you haven't fully acclimated.
Alternately, you can "cover up" with a physical sunscreen. I've used Badger products with great success.
I stay away from chemical sunscreens because they add to the body's toxic burden. While these don't cause disease, they do make Healing Phases more complicated.
Keep your body strong and robust by reducing or eliminating chemicals as much as you can.
Bug Bites & Stings - More Ouch!
Once again, we know that insects don't cause diseases such as Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
To discover the cause of each of these, you have to look at each symptom, determine the part of the body that is affected, and then learn what the conflict shock is associated with each symptom.
For example, a common symptom of "Lyme disease" is muscle pain. This is the muscle biological program; the conflict is a moderate self-devaluation. There is cell loss in the conflict active phase and cell replenishment in the Healing Phase which is experienced as stiff, tense, painful muscles.
I have worked with a number of people with a "Lyme" diagnosis and have noticed that there is usually a fairly large resolution of several conflicts at the same time which means there will be several healing phases at once, thus, multiple symptoms.
I also know several people who no longer have "Lyme;" they allowed their bodies to proceed through the healing phase until it was complete and the symptoms were done.
My point here is to invite you to not fear insects, ticks, mosquitos, however, no one likes to be bitten or stung so please cover up or apply some non-toxic insect repellant such as All Terrain products.
I recommend DEET-free products, if possible for the same reason I stay away from chemical sunscreens. They add to the body's burden which means Healing Phases ("being sick") may be more complicated.
More ideas include:
If you know you have a major track with an insect (it is often bees), then do what you need to do to be safe. Keep that epi-pen handy and work at resolving this track. It IS possible to NOT be "allergic" to bees anymore!
Just because insects don't cause disease doesn't mean we aren't still affected by their stings or bites. The substance they deposit under your skin can be uncomfortable, itchy, and irritating. Here's what to do:
Why do we experience fewer colds & flus in the summer?
I always wondered this as a kid!!
Conventional medicine tells us that the "common cold" is caused by a "virus" that has wandered into our body and caused symptoms.
I'm not going to enter the debate about whether or not "viruses" exist. You can take a look at this book for more info.
One of Dr. Hamer's greatest discoveries was that microbes (bacteria, germs, viruses, etc), do not cause disease.
Instead, diseases are initiated with a biological conflict shock that starts a cascade of biochemical events in the body to help us resolve - and survive - the shock because we are hardwired for survival.
The common cold is initiated by an event or situation that our Innate Self interprets as, "I'm fed up with this!" "This is lousy!" "This stinks!"
Symptoms occur AFTER the event has been resolved.
The CDC indicates that "cold and flu season" begins in Oct and exists through April or May in the US. Using GNM logic, what occurs mostly in those months?
The two big ones to me are: school and cold weather.
Any other ideas? I'm sure we could come up with a list: stressful holidays, having to shovel snow or wear many layers of heavy clothing to stay warm, homework, taking tests, etc.
Let's continue to follow GNM logic. If this were true, then it means countries in the southern hemisphere, such as Australia, would have THEIR "cold and flu season" in their winter: May through Oct. Lo and behold, they do!
So, here's my point: since daily schedules may be easier, or the kids feel freer, or there is usually less to be "fed up with," you probably won't have the Healing Phase known as the "cold."
IF you feel yourself feeling fed up this summer, or there has been an event that "stinks" - resolve it as soon as you can so your expected Healing Phase (the cold), will be minimal!
Thanks for joining me and I hope your summer is enjoyable - and healthy!
It is true: children are back to school and the weather is getting a little cooler. You know what this means, right? Fu and cold season approaches us.
Wait! WHAT? Cold and flu "season?" Seriously?
According to the CDC, flu "season" occurs from Nov - March. And not just theflu, but the common cold, stomach "bugs," sore throats, and ear infections increase at this time of year.
Is taking your vitamin C, getting enough sleep, and hand washing really going to prevent these from occurring?
The one word answer is NO and this is why.
Each of these "sicknesses" (cold, flu, stomach "bugs," sore throats and ear infections) are the healing or recovery phases from a conflict shock.
This means that something was unexpected and distressing which causes a Biological Program to begin with the sole purpose of ensuring our survival.
This conflict shock occurs regardless if you're taking vitamin C, getting enough sleep and handwashing.
So why is there an increase in these symptoms at this time of year? I have my hypotheses (I'm sure there are more) which are:
Any one of these can impact the psyche which then turns on a Biological Program that has physical symptoms in the healing phases including:If you'd like to know what the conflict shocks are for each of these, click the links above to read about each one.
Two tips on how to stay healthy this fall & winter
Some common conflict areas include:
These are suggestions to get you thinking of your potential triggers and also practical solutions.
While taking your vitamin C, getting enough sleep, and washing your hands are fine activities to do, they do not prevent an unexpected Conflict Shock with its subsequent Healing/Recovery Phase (which is what we call, 'being sick).
The number one thing to do to stay healthy is to recognize when you're upset and find a solution to it as soon as you can!
Want to learn more how to stay healthy through the holidays? Take my "Beyond Holistic Medicine" which teaches you how to use the Five Natural, Biological Laws discovered by Dr. Hamer 35 years ago. Click for more info.
How about that summer sunburn? Today's One Minute for Wellness tip discusses the impact of sunburns. Should you be worried? Will you get skin cancer? Inquiring minds want to know....
Summer is winding down yet I still see parents slathering a high SPF sunscreen on their kids and themselves so they won't get a sunburn since, let's face it, no one likes to get sunburned. It hurts when your skin is red, hot and blistering. I get it. Really, I do.
Experts say that prolonged UV exposure increases damage by free radicals that reduce your skin's elastin so it appears leathery and has more wrinkles. Yep, I get this, too. I've known several older sun worshippers whose skin is definitely tanned and leathery.
Experts also say that sunburns or prolonged UV exposure cause skin cancer.
Hmmm....No. Not true and this is why:
Almost 40 years ago, Dr. Hamer discovered that "diseases" were meaningful, biologically based "programs" that your brain controls that are designed to support your survival. They start with an unexpected shock to your psyche which is that part of your brain, nervous system & senses that interprets the world around you.
The conflict shock that starts the cascade of events that allopathic medicine calls, "skin cancer," is actually one of four shocks:
These cells would be called "melanoma" by the allopathy.
Once we've resolved the conflicts, these cells are broken down by microbes since they are no longer needed. All in all, it's an efficient system especially when we stay out of fear and when we resolve our conflicts quickly.
Let's tie this in with the sun and this is where it gets interesting.
A sunburn - one or many - can be interpreted by your psyche to be an attack against the skin.
Ahhh, there it is: You get a sunburn, you think, "Ouch!" and maybe you add in a touch of fear, "Oh, no, I may get skin cancer" and instantly your psyche begins to protect you by adding extra cells to your skin.
Here's what this means:
The sun doesn't cause these extra cells to develop; it doesn't cause cancer.
It's our innermost and unconscious interpretation of the sunburn that grows the extra cells to protect us.
And for those with leathery skin? We know the sun free radical damage weakens the skin so when we experience any of the four conflicts listed above, the healing phase will be more complicated and could even result in death.
Once fear enters the equation the picture changes and usually spirals downhill. That's the topic for another newsletter....
For now, does sunscreen prevent skin cancer? The CDC says new cases of "skin cancer" in the US has increased from 40,777 in 1999 to 80,442 in 2015. https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html
So, no, sunscreens don't directly prevent skin cancer because they can't prevent your psyche from experiencing attacks against the skin. They CAN prevent sunburns, though. :)
Personally, I don't use chemical sunscreen. Instead, I cover up and I make sure I acclimate slowly every spring. If I haven't had time to acclimate slowly, I'll use a physical sunscreen if I can't cover up. The last time I did that was about 10 years ago.....
I am super excited to bring you this One Minute For Wellness Tip about how I recently relieved pain.
I was asked to present German New Medicine at a conference for Bionetic practitioners. These are holistically minded practitioners who use a non-cognitive biofeedback unit called a SpectraVision to gather information about your body and your issues.
Practitioners interpret the scans from many perspectives including the 5 Element Theory of Chinese Medicine and German New Medicine which is a great combo.
They had a new addition to the SV unit called the SLT - Sound Light Therapy. It looked like a blow dryer but instead of blowing heat, it emitted light and sound, which I could not hear (see pics below).
I was immediately drawn to it and had an opportunity to use it on some of my sore spots.
I have old scar tissue from various sports injuries including a calcium encrusted metatarsal on my foot from karate trauma many years ago.
More recently, my foot has received further abuse from taking ballet. (Yes, from karate to ballet.....) Being on pointe is rather brutal for.....older.... feet.
Old scar tissue and the aggravation of being on pointe has made walking without pain rather difficult. Rather than stop ballet lessons - since they are WAY too fun! - I've been doing physical therapy for the past year which has helped. The SLT took it even further.
Within an hour of finishing the SLT therapy, I could walk 100% pain-free. I had more joint mobility with my big toe - with about a 75% reduction in pain. My entire foot articulates differently when I walk now since I don't have any pain.
I had a ballet and pointe class 4 days later; I was apprehensive about even going on pointe since I didn't want to ruin my pain-free walking status.
Good news: even 2 days after pointe class, I am still walking pain-free. :)
According to German New Medicine, pain indicates either a Healing Phase or, if the pain is chronic or reocurring, it's a Hanging Healing.
If left unchecked, physical changes occur which can be permanent (think of fingers bent from arthritis, a self-devaluation of the hands). This is what happened with the calcification of my metatarsal.
Resolving the issue is paramount and supporting the bones & tissues is also beneficial. Therapies such as sound and light therapy and acupuncture relieve pain & inflammation which make you more comfortable during the Healing Phase.
I can attest that Sound and Light Therapy was effective for me. For more information on the unit I used, see below.
(And just in case you are curious: ballet is MUCH more difficult than karate!)
One Minute for Wellness Tip:
We just missed it! The American Academy of Sleep Medicine declared that Monday, March 12, 2018, was Insomnia Awareness Day.
Every night, millions of people around the world have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
Are you one of them?
Have you tried everything you can think of without good results??
Then consider your insomnia from a GNM perspective.
When you have difficulty falling asleep or if you wake up in the middle of the night, it generally means you were Conflict Active during the day OR you're still Conflict Active.
Being Conflict Active means that something triggered your psyche (your brain, nervous system and senses) during the day and it instantly changed your nervous system.
Often, this change is below our level of awareness yet it can disrupt sleep, even many hours later.
To determine what triggered you, consider learning more about GNM so you can figure it out and resolve it. You'll sleep sounder!
If you have difficulty falling asleep:
Think back to your day. Did something upset you? Have you been thinking about it since it occurred?
If so, then your psyche is keeping you awake so you'll have more time to resolve it.
The lesson here: be aware of when you're Conflict Active and how that can disrupt your sleep! Then learn how to downgrade the Conflict Activity.
Here's a great little chart that gives you steps you can take to downgrade being Conflict Active so you can sleep sounder. Number 10 is my favorite!
Ever been in a salt store? I can't say I've been in any salt stores in the U.S., however, I took a day trip to Hallstadtt and St. Wolfgang in the Saltzkammergutz region of Austria and I found many salt stores.
So, I bought salt. Hey, when you visit the oldest continuously mined salt mine in the world (7,000 years), you want a momento to remember those special moments when you're inside a mountain surrounded by history.....and salt. Lot of it.
In one of the salt shops, I saw pink salt candleholders, salt Christmas ornaments, flavored salt, course salt (see the little pile above), fine salt and more. Then I picked up a cellophane bag with odd looking rocks. Yep, salt rocks. The shopkeeper told me these rocks came from the mine I had just visited; the pink salt came from the Himalayas. Each has a different mineral content, thus, the difference in appearance. I was hunting for local salt so was thrilled to find these rocks.
And what do you do with salt rocks? The instructions told me to place them in a liter of water for an hour. Drinking 1 teaspoon of the liquid every day would cure all sorts of ailments and ills. This certainly piqued my curiosity.
Once I returned home, I did just that. The glass in the photo above shows my "salt solution" and I add a good teaspoon to my morning smoothie. I also decided to add a teaspoon to my WaterPik and use it on my teeth and gums.
I can't say I had any ailments and ills that needed curing, however, I'm glad I'm using this solution on my gums which have occasionally bled. The bleeding increased for about a week once I started using the salt solution in my WaterPik; I figured some deep healing was taking place. Then it stopped and I've gone a month without any bleeding. Nice!!