The simplest way of cleansing the body – drink lots of distilled water.

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My very wise teachers Sanjay and Jogesh Sehgal use to say: “there’s only one thing that will ever kill you, and that is toxins.” This concept is not something that is talked about in mainstream medicine and it is possibly still regarded as a wishy-washy idea from the alternative medical field. I want to be specific about what we are talking about: Toxins are particles in our body that should not be there and like dust in a machine, they slow down its functioning. What happens is that like we see with plaque on teeth, if we don’t clean them, we get tartar, which is a calcification of that dirt,  in order to protect the body of these free-radicals that will degrade the cells in the body, disabling them to renew themselves (all organs via cell-renewal can renew themselves completely over a surprisingly short time when the body is fully connected with the vital force). This is because many of the protective measures that the body had, it is keeping the toxins away from the vital organs, and more in the peripheral non-essential parts of our body. Thus as we get older, a lot of chronic and degenerative symptoms and degradations of the body stem from this simple phenomenon. Cataracts, arthritis, gall-, kidney-, and liver-stones, osteoarthritis, calcification of the pituitary gland (the master gland ) inhibiting the complex circulation of hormones, which leads to the true reason ageing and some of the many health problems that can occur. Similarly on a cellular level, as the cells gets ‘clogged up’ with foreign material that it cannot dispose of, the number of outlets increase at the cost of the inlets, meaning that this compensatory action to get rid of the stuff is reducing the ability to receive more nutrition. This way the cells are gradually starved of oxygen and nutrients. With this in mind, we can also see why de-natured or extracted foods – even if they are ‘healthy supplements’ are things that the body doesn’t know what to do with, ie isn’t equipped to breakdown in a form  to allow it to leave the body, and has to be therefore stored in the form of fat, or calcification, to keep it away from the vital organs.

I recently become aware of a little known simple yet extremely curative health regime. It has been shrouded by confusion and misunderstanding so much so that we have been led to avoid something that is obviously beneficial and that is drinking the purest form of water, which is distilled water.

Distilled water –  is water from the faucet that has been vaporised, making the molecules rise up, leaving all soluble and in-soluble contaminants behind and returning into liquid form, as pure H2O. The therapeutic benefits of this product lie in the fact that on a molecular level  the ions are all negatively charged, and therefore have the ability to magnetize any positively charge ions out of the body. All toxins or free-radicals are positively charged so this is the most effective way of cleansing the body of those impediments to health on the most basic level.

In practice, people notice after consistently drinking at least 2 litres of distilled water a day and using it for most of their dietary needs, an increase in elimination through the digestive tract. The result is a gradual feeling of lightness and higher levels of energy not to mention the gradual decrease or reversal of many chronic conditions associated with calcification such improved digestion, absorption of nutrients; improved eye-sight – short and long sightedness as well as cataracts; reduced excess weight; improved skin conditions; normalised blood pressure to mention a few.

*** Disclaimer – this information is not a substitute for medical attention ***

So the controversy that surrounds it: we have always been told by official channels that distilled water will leach out the minerals of your body, because it lacks minerals. This is true, but what it is referring to is the beneficial detoxification process that I describe. We have to clarify what this confusing message and why we need not fear it: the minerals they are talking about are inorganic minerals that dirt and rocks are made of. these are however not the building blocks of our body – what we need and will retain whilst drinking this water,  thus reducing the inhibited uptake of minerals are organic minerals, found in fresh fruit and vegetables. It is suggested however to add a pinch of Himalayan or sea salt to the carafe of distilled water to add some trace elements. Andrew Norton Webber an advocate for distilled water has researched this matter extensively and is a further reference.

It is easy to purchase counter-top distillers online and cost between 100-200 GBP. Just ensure that the they are made of stainless steel and the collecting vessel is made of glass.

Please do comment below any effects or benefits you notice: this will help to build up a picture to help and inspire others.

 

 

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Is your blood too acid or too alkaline? It could be the cause of some underlying health problems.

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In my practice I focus on predispositions and tendencies toward ill health, which are the underlying problems waiting to happen. So when things get challenging in your life and you start to feel physically or emotionally bad – instead of  firefighting or using sticking plasters, intelligently improve your constitution in order to future-proof your long-term outlook.

In homeopathy, as with many other holistic therapies, we see the vital energy as the primary component to healing. What that means in practice is that we have to see other mind/emotions and body as a electro-magnetic field. And if electro-magnetic field is distorted in some way so that it hinders the flow of this vital energy. Vital Energy is really photonic (light) in nature and is therefore a neutral energy, as opposed to the pushing energy of electricity and the pulling energy of magnetism. So one can argue that in order to allow the photonic energy to have full access to our bio-energetic sphere in order to restore it and enable the optimal functioning, we have to balance or equalise that electro magnetism in our energy field. The trick is to understand the nature of the distortion in each individual and one good way is looking at the PH levels of the blood. Why? because PH is determined by the number of positively or negatively charged ions in the solution and at the risk of being too ‘sciencey’, because I want this information to remain crystal clear, alkaline solutions have too many positively charged hydrogen ions and acidity too many negatively charged oxygen ions – here we have the potential for distortion of the electromagnetic field if the PH is not in neutral – negative charges being the magnetic pull that occurs in acids and  positive charges being the electric push. The PH of blood should ideally be 7.4 to be neutral for it’s purpose, but any increase to 7.45 (or higher causing alkalosis) is already too alkaline. Similarly a decrease to 7.35 (or lower to cause acidosis) will be too acidic. But although the distortion may seem subtle, enabling the body to continue functioning, it can cause some profound long-term degradation of health.

The role blood plays in our physiology is to circulate Oxygen around the body – Oxygen,  is an embodiment of our life-force (prana as it is called in Eastern philosophies) and the effectiveness of this endeavour  will depend on how distorted the electro-magnetic field, as represented in this case by the PH level of the blood.

So how does this display itself in practice? What can we do at home, TODAY, to start neutralising our body in order for our life force to flow less impeded?

If you have any or a combination of the following symptoms, then your blood can tend to be TOO ACIDIC:

  • Negative emotions: predominate with depression, grief and sadness
  • Family or personal history includes: cancer, heart dis-ease
  • Physical tendencies include: cysts, hormonal imbalance
  • Mental tendencies include: Addiction, co-dependancy, bi-polar mood swings

We can start to see that due to the predominance of negative Oxygen ions, there seems to be a perceived ‘lack’ that needs to be filled, within the psyche. Oxygen, in my homeopathic system, represents the void, or nothingness, so there is a need to fill that void. Here the symptoms are about unhealthy attachments or retention of things that should be eliminated from the body. The skew is too much assimilation and not enough elimination.

To start neutralising the ACID, the solution that you can put in place today is to:

  • Completely cut out red and processed meat.
  • Increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake to be 75% of your diet, and of that, a third to be consumed raw.

Conversely, here are some of the many symptoms you could have if  your blood tends to be TOO ALKALINE:

  • Negative emotions predominate with anger, anxiety or fear
  • Family or personal history includes: autoimmune diseases, digestion problems, allergies or skin problems.
  • Physical tendencies include: skin problems,  allergies, chronic inflammatory problems, calcification problems such as gall stones, candida
  • Mental tendencies include: Attention deficit, OCD, stress, autism

We can see how the predominance of positively charged hydrogen atoms are influencing the psyche, whereby, there is a feeling that there is too much and you need to get away from everything or get rid of things. Hydrogen, as an element in homeopathy, represents detachment so wants to disconnect to create more emptiness in it’s life. So the body and mind is either in ‘fight or flight’ mode. The skew therefore is too much elimination and not enough assimilation, for example lack of mental assimilation in the mind tendencies and digestive assimilation in the digestion problems.

To start neutralising the ALKALINE, the solution that you can put in place today is to:

  • Drink half a teaspoon of cider vinegar twice a day diluted in either hot or cold water. it is pure asetic acid and in another blog I will explain why this is a life-giver in the truest form.
  • Drink distilled water ideally exclusively from all other waters. Pure H2O, which contain only negatively charged ions will reach all areas of the body and magnetize the positively charged toxins and pull them out of the body.

If you try my advice, and see how things change for you, please comment below.

 

 

Coming to the rescue with Homeopathy

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Many people become converts to homeopathy when they experience how fast and effective homeopathy can act in first-aid situations. After all, the ‘proof of the pudding is in the eating’.This article is not intended to negate medical or paramedical help, but can show how having a few key remedies to hand can sometimes make a huge difference in an acute health situation – in some cases life-saving.

This information can be very empowering for a non-medical person whether you are a parent, pet owner, in potentially dangerous situations (including driving a car) or you are abroad. Inexpensive homeopathic remedies could turn a fraught situation into a manageable one.

My proviso is that if the symptoms persist or recur, then professional help could be needed. A  homeopath will individualise the remedy for the patient, according to the whole picture mind/body/spirit, in order to resolve the symptom’s maintaining causes. See “There is no such thing as a Chronic Condition”.

Here are some commonly needed a remedies, with the types of situations where they would be useful.

Dosage: My advice is to take one or two tablets, but don’t continue as the remedy acts as a catalyst to stimulate the body’s healing action. If the remedy is therefore not the correct match, it could effect the actual symptoms of the remedy.

  • Aconite: is a good remedy when chills, fevers, coughs, croup etc. come with a rapid onset. Also a great remedy for mental/emotional fright or shock after bad news, or an accident.
  • Apis: Can be used for various types of oedemous swelling and inflammation caused by animal or insect bites and stings.
  • Arnica: It is basically for any physical shock or trauma. Give first in any accident or injury, for bruises, bumps and bangs. Use in ointment where the skin is unbroken, if broken use Calendula or Hypercal. Never to be used on open wounds. Also works well for nosebleed. Arnica promotes rapid healing of damaged tissues; helps control bleeding and reduce pain. It can be taken before and after dental extractions and any other surgery. It has anti-thrombotic properties and is very good for rehabilitation after strokes and DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis).

       My Grandfather, after suffering a mini-stroke had become very withdrawn. After a single dose of Arnica, said he felt like his old self within a day.

  • Arsenicum: One of the leading remedies for diarrhea, especially from food poisoning and flu. It is a perfect remedy to relieve “upset tummy” from unfamiliar foods.
  • Belladonna: Good for acute fevers and sunstroke. Much heat, redness and burning usually with dilated pupils. Symptoms appear suddenly.

An acquaintance of mine once suddenly developed anaphylactic shock after eating contaminated food in India. Her symptoms which included sudden swelling of the throat were very frightening. Luckily there was a homeopath in the restaurant and managed to administer belladonna, which quickly acted within minutes

  • Calcarea Carb.: for slow difficult teething in children.
  • Carbo Veg.: is a No. 1 Remedy for resuscitation. It is also called the “Homeopathic corpse reviver”. This remedy has saved many lives. Symptoms at their most extreme are complete state of collapse due to oxygen starvation. Body is cold, pale or blue.
  • Calendula: It is nature’s own natural antibiotic and also stops bleeding very well. Use in an ointment form for open wounds, cuts, sores, burns, and similar injuries. Helps relieve infection.
  • Cantharis: For burns, particularly ones that blister.
  • Chamomila: A favorite child’s remedy particularly for ear ache and teething.
  • China: for dehydration. Complaints often arise after loss of fluids / severe dehydration (e.g. after fever or diarrhea).
  • Cocculus: For sea sickness and travel sickness.
  • Colocynth: For colic, tummy aches, diarrhea.
  • Hepar Sulphuricum: For sore throats, or loss of voice.
  • Hypericum: Have great anti-tetanus properties. For injuries to parts with high nerve fibres such as the mouth, tongue, fingers, etc. Great for the “caught the finger in the car door” or any other “crush” injuries. For paper cuts, it closes them up immediately.
  • Ignatia: It is one of the most useful remedies for “emotional first aid”, and works wonders for any emotional upsets, shocks, and traumas.
  • Ipecac: For nausea and vomiting.
  • Kali Bichromicum: Excellent remedy for colds and sinusitis.
  • Ledum: is a very good remedy for puncture wounds and black eyes. It also can be used to treat deep wounds and bites from both animals and insects. This remedy also has anti-tetanus properties.
  • Magnesium Phos: Known as the Homoeopathic aspirin. Very effective If crushed in warm water and sipped. Is useful for neuralgia of the face, cramping or shooting pains, relieves headaches, toothaches, earaches and especially menstrual pain.
  • Nux Vomica: For indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and hangover headaches. It is a major remedy for first aid situations, especially those affecting the digestive system. Can also be taken for travel sickness.
  • Silicea: is a very good remedy for forcing foreign bodies like splinters, thorns, glass, etc., out of the body. Do not use if you have anything artificial in your body like a new hip joint, pace maker, grommets, implants, metal pins, etc. as it may cause rejection.

Many people find that pre-packed remedy kits invaluable addition to their bathroom cabinet or first-aid boxes. I usually recommend Helios Pharmacy, and here is a link to purchase their kits:

Helios Pharmacy First-Aid Kits

Please feel free to circulate this information to friends and family, it may make all the difference..

 

The Topic of Cancer

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was the title of a recent instructive success story book written by Jessica Richards who, after being diagnosed with cancer, decided to follow her instincts and logic and use natural healing methods rather than allow herself to be funneled down the conventional treatment route.

This article is written, not to dissuade patients away from conventional diagnosis or treatment, but to offer a wider range of possibilities that can be used in conjunction with treatment, or as a preventative, so that you no longer have to live in fear of cancer. 

The topic of cancer is a very thorny subject, one could say a taboo subject that no health professional, apart from those serving the pharmaceutical industry is allowed to have an opinion on or give information about in mainstream media. So much so, the November 2013 special cancer edition of “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” magazine was sought to be banned by Dr Simon Singh and the pharma-serving Nightingale collaboration. One could however argue, that if the conventional treatments were so great, then why has the incidence of cancer multiplied over the last 40 year from one in 10 in the 1970’s to one in three, rising to one in two today? The official line is that we are living longer – but frankly the statistics do not stack up!

As a result, most of the population are unaware or mistrustful of the many viable alternatives to surgery, radiation and chemotherapy that have been discovered and developed by doctors, medical researchers and natural therapists.  I would like to summarise many of the discoveries and findings into a simple insight about why we and animals kept in captivity or as pets succumb to cancer:

Too many toxins (oxidants) in our body create an acidic, anaerobic environment in certain parts of our body,  in which normal cells cannot survive. What then happens is that the body goes into ‘plan B’ survival mode, by creating cancer cells that are non-differentiated stem cells that can survive the lack of oxygen, which have a special protein on them, instructing the immune system: “Do not eliminate me, I have a special dispensation to access all areas and am not subject to the normal rules and regulations that cells have to abide be in this body, because I have to help this body survive in these toxic circumstances”. Like the ‘A’ team – they may have unconventional methods but they are actually the Good Guys!

The conventional interpretation of this activity is that the DNA is faulty and that is the disease to be eliminated. Let me remind you, however, all that DNA is the cells software enabling it to adapt to changing circumstances – nature never makes mistakes, it only adapts. When you know the full story behind cancer, then it all makes sense.

So a more effective way to tackle cancer is not to remove the resultant tumour as this is only an indicator that there is something wrong with the body’s internal environment (see Are you treating the cause of your illness) but by improving that environment in order to makes us better. This can be done in the following ways:

1. Through an alkalising diet, cutting out red meat, reducing other meats, wheat and diary primarily and introducing raw fruit and veg. In the case of cats and dogs the primary cause of cancer is manufactured pet foods which contain padding agent such as cereals, which their digestive system cannot tolerate. Instead give them raw foods.

Dr Simonichi, an oncologist in Italy scanned cancer patients and discovered that the localised area where tumours were growing were too acidic. He then developed a therapy using baking soda to alkalise the body.

2. Eliminate chemicals from the environment and diet.

3. Most importantly for humans,  is resolving mental and emotional traumas.

Dr Hamer, a German doctor contracted cancer after the death of his son. He made investigations and discovered a lesion in the brain that corresponds to the cancer. He found that after resolving his issue that he should have saved his son’s life by talking to his wife, the cancer went into remission. He then treated 7,000 cancer patients in this way, as the theory he proved was that all cancer patients had had some kind of trauma, but did not discuss it with anyone in order to resolve it. Out of the 7000 patients, 6,000 are still alive after 20 years of the treatment. When the mind is ‘chewing over’ unfinished business the ‘mental food’ i.e. thoughts remain undigested and just like undigested food in the digestive tract, it will ferment and start to be a source of toxicity. Toxic thoughts lead to a toxic body. This is also where homeopathy can help.

The work that I do with patients is to help them resolve past traumas with a remedy that matches how they see things. By doing so, we can start to see things from a better viewpoint which enables us to resolve our internal conflicts.

One of the typical scenarios in cancer patients is feeling hurt, aggrieved and indignant by past events and people, including in childhood. Here are some of the many symptoms I would use to find the remedy that would resolve this way of being:

Ailments from Grief

Dwelling on past disagreeable occurrences

Ailments from wounded honour

Ailments from anger with silent grief

Ailments from anger with indignation

Hatred of those who have offended them

When the patient takes the remedy that best matches their internal dialogue, it helps them get out of this state and they can start to see the bigger picture more clearly. They are able to see things from the other persons point of view, in particular the perpetrator of their wounds. It will become more obvious that in those situations actions were done by others out of ignorance, usually due to their conditioning, rather wanting to willfully do harm to them.

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Are you waiting for the ambulance to pick you up?

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Following the recent news that the NHS are already predicting a system break-down this winter in its emergency services, surely isn’t it time we re-thought the overall strategy we take about our health?

We are encouraged to only seek professional help once there are definite signs of illness. But for different people this can mean different things: People range from a small number known as ‘heart sink’ patients by doctors that do not have any physical pathology, but suffer from a range of issues from anxiety to loneliness that take up the majority of doctors time. At the other end of the spectrum there are people who remain in total denial of blatant health warning signals, until they have to dial 999.

So the net result of our state system , which is designed to manage sickness rather than enable better health, is unsatisfactory and stressful for doctors and patients alike.

Instead, how about a system that ensures life-long good health and well-being so that we never get to the stage of reaching a health crisis? This would put all of us in a better position to not even expect illness, be it chronic or acute. Surely this is what we really want for ourselves and our families?

Although the government has made moves towards sickness prevention by telling people how to live their lives through public health campaigns – but as the 5 a day campaign proved, has not been as effective in improving of overall public health as expected. 

The homeopathic medical system  offers a different approach: Practitioners welcome clients at whatever stage they feel that their physical or mental well-being is not as it should be in order to live the life that they wish. This is because it treats the person (so that they can overcome any disease state) and not the illness on its own. It is therefore not necessary to have a diagnosis in order to benefit from treatment, even though we always advise a diagnosis from the doctor if there are malignant symptoms.

Many people who have had homeopathic treatment report increased energy and  generally more positive and inspired outlook in life. When our mind and body is in balance, we function in a more effortless way. But more importantly not only does constitutional treatment enable the body to overcome current illness, we are less likely to develop illness. This therefore ensures better health in the long-term and less anxiety about unexpected illness like a ‘bolt out of the blue’.

My aim for the patients that I treat, is to EMPOWER them in their own health, so that they are their own expert, leading to less anxiety and less reliance on external services to achieve their maximum health potential.

One way that I achieve this is to inform the patient about their particular homeopathic ‘constitutional type’. This is so they can understand their tendencies, issues and weak spots both emotionally and physically. Thus the patient is able to make the right choices to enhance their health and well-being. Remember: one-size does not fit all – you become your own expert, while other become theirs.

I believe anyone interested in health should consider this new paradigm:

To move away from a ‘sickness industry’,  profiteering in long-term and/or expensive medication to ‘manage’ illness towards a wellness industry, that enhances the individual’s health so that illness, chronic or acute is no longer prevalent.