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!
I've seen people react to the knowledge of the Five Biological Laws of German New Medicine with several responses:
Many people, regardless of their initial reaction, have little (or big) lightbulbs go off in their heads when they learn the Five Biological Laws and they intuitively "know" these are true, even though their intellect hasn't quite caught up with their gut feeling.
In my view: all responses are absolutely valid and worthy, even the person who adamantly opposes any and all of it.
Because belief isn't required.
The Five Biological Laws have existed since time began without our belief and they will continue to exist when we are dead and gone whether we believe them or not. They are biological like having two feet or a digestive system.
The World Is Flat, right?
It's a little like thinking the world is flat. Imagine you believe this with all your heart.
Then you start hearing that some people question that belief and you think: What is wrong with these people? Are they crazy? Don't they know the world is flat?
And yet these other people produce more and more evidence and conduct more and more experiments that show some pretty darned convincing evidence that the world really is round. You know other people - maybe even family members - that are beginning to believe the world is round.
What do you do then?
Open Your Belief Box
You can certainly continue to believe the world is flat. If it works for you, then... it works for you. The earth won't stop being round because you don't believe it just like your body won't stop running GNM programs just because you don't believe in them.
On the other hand, you could also choose to open your "Belief Box" - the one that contains all the beliefs that create YOUR reality. Open one little door, or a window, if that feels safer, and begin to explore a new truth.
It is all about choice and in my belief system, YOU have the final say in your life. You can decide what and who to believe.
As Mr. Spock of Star Trek used to say: "Infinite Diversity In Infinite Combinations" - which means there are lots of thoughts and beliefs and ways of being and this abundance of differences is what makes the world go round.
A Gift from GNM
I am one of those people who intuitively knew GNM was accurate and correct when I first learned it yet I'm also a healthy skeptic so I had to test it over and over and over again. If it was true, I needed proof.
Fortunately, after working with hundreds of people, I have total and complete evidence and proof in my own mind. I would be an utter fool to not believe what I have seen with my own eyes.
One of the largest gifts I have received from the knowledge of GNM has been the elimination of fear about my body. I know the cause behind every single ache, pain, and "sickness" that I have had in my life.
Because of this, I have few aches, pains, and sicknesses because I know how to live my life in such a way so they are minimal.
How do I do this? Or: The Belief Traps
One of the most helpful beliefs I have and tools I use is that I endeavor to live in the present moment - not tied to the past or the future by fear.
Yet it seems as though most people don't live like this, especially in regards to their bodies.
Fear Wastes Energy
I've noticed that many people put a great deal of energy into trying to avoid future diseases, sometimes because of past diseases. They worry greatly about past "illnesses" resurfacing.
They'll avoid people who are "sick" thinking they might catch the sickness. They won't go out in public as frequently and if they do, they wear gloves or wash their hands after touching something, anything.
Allergic to The World
And they are sometimes "allergic" to vast parts of the world (the air, the soil, many foods, etc). They bop from doctor to doctor and from alternative practitioner to alternative practitioner spending their life savings seeking THE answer. They'll make some gains with that new practitioner they're seeing and then, unbelievably, their health backslides.
And often their world gets smaller and smaller: less food choices, fewer products in which to clean their home, fewer people with whom they will associate and fewer activities in which they will engage.
All the while they keep cleansing and detoxing thinking if they could just get this one thing OUT of their bodies: they would be fine. They often become their own victims due to their shrinking world, stuck in belief traps.
Perpetuating Belief Traps
I believe that our current medical theories such as the germ theory, the toxin theory, the malignant & metastasis theories all perpetuate belief traps and, by default, increase this phenomenon of shrinking circumstances.
And, yes, everyone comes by this fear naturally since our schools, media, advertising, and certainly what we learn from our healthcare professionals all perpetuate these traps.
But it doesn't mean we have to continue having these theories and thus, these traps in our lives. Yes, we CAN get off that perpetual hamster wheel of fear.
What GNM Can Give You
So, in my mind, it comes back to choices and it comes down to trust.
GNM gives us the knowledge to understand how our past and present conflicts affect our physical bodies. It gives us self-empowering knowledge to know ourselves, what makes us tick, what triggers us, and what to do about it, altho, because we're not brought up with GNM, we sometimes need help at figuring out the "what do I do about this?" part.
It gives us the ability to safely make different choices in how we live our lives, to break the hold the past - and future - may have on us, to decide what to use of our current medical system and what to discard.
And for many people, changing beliefs like this often entails a journey.
If we've lived with the destructive (safe) walls of allopathic beliefs all of our lives, or with the cleansing/detoxing/dairy/gluten alternative beliefs that often help for a while (until they don't), then moving beyond these destructive (safe) and/or alternative walls takes courage and conviction. For some more than others.
What is that definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, right?
Needing to find answers beyond what our allopathic and holistic, alternative practitioners can tell us is often what initiates the journey towards German New Medicine.
And truly, you have to be ready for this journey.
My Journey....My Anchor
GNM can give us the science, and yes, the irrefutable proof our minds (and psyches) often need so we can have a new Belief Box. It certainly gave me an anchor of truth to explore which I eventually, and easily, adopted.
I now have the knowledge to:
I'm sure there are other gifts I have received and will receive in the future from GNM. Since I'm always learning more, and I'm always testing it, I gain new knowledge and experience regularly.
The Foundation of NOW
It's about having a different foundation so we understand better what is happening in our bodies and thus, we can zero right in on what our bodies may need for support, if anything.
It's about living in the present, and being free from fear so we can enjoy the "now" because, truly, the present moment is all we ever have.
Won't you join me?
Here's your One Minute For Wellness Tip
CNN reports: Scientist suggests a germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia
I'm always fascinated by headlines that announce possible causes of cancer. To test the validity of the study to which the headlines refer, I translate the gist of the study into GNMese. In other words, I try to see the study from a German New Medicine perspective.
In this case, a study published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer suggested that "acute lymphoblastic leukemia" is caused by a two-step process. This is the most common type of childhood "cancer."
Let's start with: what is "leukemia" from a GNM perspective?
It's the Healing Phase of a self-evaluation. "I feel less than..." "I'm not worthy."
In the Conflict Active phase, there is bone tissue loss that involves the bone marrow which results in:
"Lymphoblastic leukemia" involves the lymphatic system and is a milder, generalized self-devaluation. Perhaps the child can't keep up with his or her siblings or isn't doing well in school.
If the siblings can include the child with age-appropriate activities in which the child can be successful or if the child does better in school because they received extra help, then s/he would then go into the healing phase which can last for several weeks. They'll be tired which is when well-meaning parents take them to the doctor, tests are run, and a slippery slope of fear begins.
I want to point out that this is a very common Biological Program that is not to be feared! I'm aware of one couple who helped their 2 year old child successfully complete this program.
Back to our headlines.
The article said the first step in developing childhood leukemia is a genetic mutation before birth the predisposes a child to the risk of developing leukemia.
Dr. Hamer's research clearly shows that genetic changes occur with every cancer and with every "disease."
Allopathy assumes, incorrectly, it is a cause of or, in this case, leads to a predisposition for a "disease."
Let's translate this:
Biological programs (so-called "diseases") are encoded in every cell and thus are hardwired into our genetic code.
The brain relay that controls the "disease" process controls any changes in the genes as part of a meaningful, biological process to ensure our survival.
Thus, altered genes are not a cause of any "disease." Any change in them is simply part of the natural healing process.
The article then said the 2nd step occurs when children are raised in cleanerhouseholds and don't interact much with other children.
Here's how I would interpret this.
In cleaner households, I wonder if standards are higher for not only cleanliness, but performance and behavior. This might set the stage for a child feeling unworthy or like they can't measure up and thus, have a loss of self-esteem.
And valuable skills such as resiliency, trust, and how to deal with rejection are learned when children interact with other children. If they aren't interacting, they may be missing out on learning the skills that help them feel good about themselves, feel valued, and have a healthy self-esteem.
So, I believe this study has a little bit of merit....just not for the reasons they think.
From a GNM perspective, childhood leukemia is an important healing phase that can occur from any sort of self-devaluation conflict shock.
Loving our children and teaching them the necessary skills to have a healthy self-esteem are paramount, regardless of how clean the house is and how much they interact with other children.
In Health and thanks for joining me!
Have you ever tasted your tears? Or your blood? If so, you know you are a salt water being since both taste salty.
In fact, salt is a very important component in the fluid between our cells - our extracellular fluid - and helps us maintain the proper liquid concentration in the body AND it helps with nerve transmission.
All salt is extracted from the sea or from underground salt stores that were formed millions of years ago such as the salt mines I visited in Austria. And it has been vilified for decades being blamed for causing high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney disease.
The real cause of high blood pressure:
While salt can temporarily raise blood pressure, it does not cause the clinical condition of high blood pressure or hypertension.
We know from the amazing work of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer that high blood pressure is most often caused by a fluid conflict. Huh?
Yes, any kind of conflict shock that occurs with a fluid (but not with blood): water in the basement, thunderstorms, alcoholism (yours or someone else's), insulin shots, a near drowning, incontinence, a fire hose, etc.
High blood pressure is actually a back up system to support our kidneys. Interested in learning more? Please let me know! I can go into depth in the next GNM Conversations.
A smaller amount of clinical high blood pressure or hypertension is due to feeling overwhelmed. I can cover that in a GNM Conversation, as well.
More info about salt:
The bottom line:
Salt is important and should be consumed in the amount your body requires. Need help figuring that out? I'm available for private consultations to help you determine how much is good for you, which foods to consume and which to avoid, and to help you resolve your fluid conflict. Contact me if you're interested!
In the meantime, if you ever travel to Austria, I highly recommend visiting the Hallstadtt area.