BASIC HEALTH INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS
1. Please consider that contempt prior to thorough investigation will enslave a person to ignorance.
2. First of all, take personal responsibility for your own health. Decide to learn what you need to learn, ask what you need to ask, and do what you need to do, to be healthy. Be patient with yourself.
3. Work out how much time you want to invest per day into your own health and write the times into your diary.
4. Work out how much money you want to invest per week into your own health and write it in your diary also.
5. Enact changes gradually, like the sunrise. Be willing to learn and change.
6. We are more than just this physical body. It is an outer reflection of our inner thought processes and emotions. These must also be addressed for certain healing to occur.
7. Every entity in nature has biological requirements, which encompass environmental factors, sleep/activity ratio and timing, adequate water intake, exercise, nutrition, etc. Learn about these and do your best to supply them.
8. Certain influences are known to be harmful to your body. Learn about these and do your best to gradiently exclude them from your lifestyle.
9. Have adequate rest, and accumulate energies from nature sunlight, earth magnetism, cosmic radiation. Do your best to harmonise with the cycles of nature, especially the rhythm of day and night.
10. Learn about the healing/disease process continuum, the healing crisis, and the concept of physical regression, or retracing. Write out a chronological medical and personal history (Healing Timeline), starting from before birth if possible, and proceeding through time sequentially up to the present day. Remember the order different conditions, symptoms, signs, syndromes arose in, how they were treated, etc. Remember any drugs, injections, creams, or pills you used, how you felt and thought, what you perceived through your senses. Remember any injuries or emotional traumas. Write all this down, or at least memory keys to it all. Fill in the gaps as you remember more over time, and more of your subconscious past returns to conscious memory.
11. Learn about the difference between balance and regeneration.
12. Physical bodies are made from air, water and food. Hence, physical healing requires that adequate air/breathing/oxygen, water, and food nutrients be supplied. It is impossible to build a brick wall without bricks and mortar. Imagine that the architect has drawn the plans, the council has approved them, the workers are onsite and capable, the funds are there and the owners have authorized the purchase of the materials, but the bricks and mortar have not arrived onsite. No bricks and mortar = no wall. Inadequate air/breathing/oxygen, water, or food nutrients = inadequate physical healing.
13. Learn abdominal breathing, reverse breathing, and full three-dimensional breathing. Open up your diaphragm, chest, throat, and tongue with self-massage, so that your breathing mechanism can release fully. Consider oxygen supplementation, and the Elanra Negative Ioniser from Bionic Products (07 5593 1122).
14. Simultaneously secure a good consistent source of water, and drink enough of it. Consider its purity, energy, memory, and quantity. See water articles by same author.
15. Secure a good source of traditional, clean, nourishing food and eat it often enough. Learn about this area gradually. Learn how to prepare good food for yourself. (www.westonaprice.org) Sally Fallon's book Nourishing Traditions is highly recommended.
16. Work out a good nutritional program you can follow. Enlist the aid of a health professional if necessary.
17. Certain tools like iris-sclera analysis, reflex palpation, motion testing, and other naturopathic techniques can be useful for determining certain nutritional priorities, and determining areas in the body that may need extra support during the healing process.
18. Your body is made of trillions of very small cells, that require nourishment, cleansing, energy, warmth, oxygen, water, etc. They are like a miniature you!
19. The distribution of energy, oxygen, water, warmth, and food nutrients to the cells, and the drainage of waste from the cells, is dependent on: arterial blood supply to, venous blood drainage from, lymphatic drainage of waste from, cerebrospinal fluid supply to (Erlingheuser, R.F., The Circulation of Cerebrospinal Fluid Through the Connective Tissue System, in the Academy of Applied Osteopathy Yearbook, 1959), nerve supply to, and nerve supply back to brain from, every tissue in the body.
20. To heal, the blood and body fluids must be purified, nourished, and circulated rapidly enough through the body tissues for healing to occur.
21. The purity/cleanliness of the blood and other body fluids is dependent on:
i. Reasonably pure air, water, skin substance contact, and food sources
ii. Good functioning of lungs, skin, kidneys, liver/colon
22. Learn how to enact i. and ii. above. Again, consider the Elanra Ioniser (07 5593 1122).
23. Especially consider skin-contact toxins in cosmetics and many other things you may touch. Read 18 Points on Natural Skin Health and Transdermal Toxicity by same author.
24. The nutrient density of your blood and body fluids is dependent on the food nutrients you ingest, the overall balance of your lifestyle and stress levels, adequate breathing/oxygen and water.
25. The adequate distribution and rapid circulation of your blood and body fluids to/from the tissues/cells that need it can be enhanced in many ways. These include: exercises of different kinds (including Tao Yin, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Five Tibetans, spinal), breathing exercises, hydrotherapy, massage and different types of bodywork (S.A.I.N.T., osteopathy, reflex therapy, bowen therapy, lymphatic drainage, soft tissue therapy, myofascial therapy, etc).
26. The above physical requirements and procedures are for the physical body. Once the physical body is nourished, and prepared, then we can begin to address the emotional body, and then the mental body. This is a large area of learning and practice, and is intimately tied in with belief systems, attitudes, memories, and past conditioning. These also affect our ability to care for ourselves physically, or to feel motivated to. For example, a lack of self-love from childhood conditioning will often prevent a person from ever caring about themselves enough to eat well.
27. Social, sexual, family, relationship, and community health considerations are all important, and may ultimately need addressing.
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