How to heal even when there isn’t a cure….
Firstly, if you’ve been diagnosed with an “incurable” disease that leaves you feeling hopeless, it’s time to change that. Let me encourage you – there is at least one person that has triumphed over every disease that has ever been named.
You can create a radically healthy lifestyle with a positive mindset, and enough healing energy to overcome anything. Keep in mind, this only works if you’re willing to put the time and work into it. First, you need to understand where disease comes from – and it’s not your genes.
You Inherit Your Parents’ Potential
You can’t change your genes. Good or bad, your genes are set in stone. Half are inherited from your mother, and half from your father. Fortunately, all you’ve inherited from them is the potential for disease or health.
No matter what you’ve been told, science has proven your genes are not your destiny. Most people pay very little attention to what they eat, what they drink, how their body functions, how they live, how they take care of themselves, and the negative thoughts running through their minds – until disease strikes. Your genes react to this environment, and the potential for disease that lies within them is activated.
Your cellular environment is much more powerful than the genetic hand you’ve been dealt. It’s up to the environment you create around those genes to dictate whether you activate the healthy genes or the ones that cause disease. Additionally, once you’ve activated those disease-causing genes, it’s up to you to change the environment and switch them off.
A young woman who was recently married decided to make a roast to impress her new husband. She carefully cut both ends off the roast before placing it in the roasting pan. Curious, he asked her why she did that. She replied that it was the way her mother had always done it.
She called her mother and asked her why she cut the ends off of her roasts. She replied that it was the way her mother had always done it. When she asked her mother why she did it. Then, she explained that the roasts never fit in the only roasting pan she owned, so she cut the ends off to fit it in the pan.
This example isn’t just about the roast. It’s about the lifestyle choices and habits that are often handed down for generations without being questioned. When they’re unhealthy enough to cause illness and disease, it’s assumed the disease was inherited and genetic, which simply isn’t the case. For instance, only 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are genetic. Therefore, something much bigger is going on and the answers are found in the environment of the cells.
Find Your Triggers
The science of epigenetics says, “If genes load the gun, then environment pulls the trigger.” With over 83,000 chemicals in our environment, and only 200 of them being studied according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) standards, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of triggers for disease in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat.
Stories abound of communities riddled with cancers that have discovered they were built on toxic sites, and the water they drink and bathe in is contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. The foods we rely on to feed our families are being sprayed with chemicals that cause cancer and autoimmune diseases. There are chemicals in every household product, from furniture to toothpaste that are known to cause cancers, autoimmune diseases, and other “incurables” that we are being exposed every single day.
And it’s not all as complicated as the hidden chemicals we have to do detective work to find. Lack of sleep, overwhelming stress, lack of exercise, smoking, drinking alcohol, and poor dietary choices all lead to chronic diseases that have no known cure. The choices we make every day in all aspects of our lives determine our level of health. It’s up to each of us to find our triggers and disarm them.
Healing Is Within You
My experience has taught me that the people who focus on the positive belief that they have it within themselves to heal, are the ones who recover. However, the ones who come to me expecting me to do all the and don’t take responsibility for their own healing are the ones who, unfortunately, don’t experience success.
This is simple physics. According to Newton’s Law, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So if you’ve strayed pretty far from a healthy lifestyle, to create the balance that physics demands, you have to go that far in the right direction to get your health back. While I can’t do the work for you, I am more than happy to guide you in the right direction.
My Top 3 At-Home Test Recommendations
Recovering from an incurable disease isn’t a one-size-fits-all process, and it isn’t always easy to find your environmental triggers. This is where testing can help. There are tests that show us what deficiencies and toxicities exist in your body and there can even be patterns to these that can give us clues about where they came from.
- Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA or TMA). This test uses a hair sample, which is actually considered a tissue biopsy in medical terms, to measure levels of both toxic heavy metals and necessary minerals that may be deficient or present in excess. I recommend ordering this test yourself through UNI KEY Health. Once you send in your hair sample, they will provide you with a 20-page report that details the patterns of health issues based on your mineral ratios, a list of potential sources of the heavy metals you have, and a customized diet and nutritional supplement plan that takes your metabolic type into consideration and helps re-balance your levels.
- Water Quality Test. You need to know what contaminants are present in your water, in order to get the filtration you need to make it safe to drink and bathe in. Even if your municipality provides a water quality analysis for you, I still recommend digging deeper and finding out what the quality is like once it’s delivered through your tap. You may find your plumbing is adding to your water quality issues. I trust Roy Speiser for a comprehensive water analysis and recommendations for the right filtration system for your specific needs. I also like the Comprehensive Drinking Water Analysis you can order yourself from Doctor’s Data to determine heavy metal levels in your water.
- Adrenal Stress Panel. With up to 90 percent of all diseases linked to stress, and 5 out of the 6 leading causes of death stress-related, there’s no doubt stress is a killer. This test from UNI KEY Health measures cortisol, insulin, and other stress hormone levels, and gives you a more complete picture of how stress is wearing down your health. The detailed report explains your risks of insulin resistance, lowered immune function, gluten intolerance, and adrenal fatigue, and gives you recommendations to overcome these issues.
Once you are drinking clean, filtered water, your mineral deficiencies are resolved, and your adrenal health is back in balance, I recommend saliva hormone testing and a comprehensive GI panel. Your gastrointestinal health is essential for absorbing nutrients and for a strong immune system. If balancing your adrenal health doesn’t balance your other hormones, then a more in-depth look at your hormone issues is needed to determine whether estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency are at play in your health issues.
In part two of this series, let’s look at what it takes to detox and rebuild your health at the cellular level, and what role emotions take in our health.