My Book on Asthma: This is Our Story

Introduction

As you know by now, you have nasal allergies. But you also have asthma. And it sucks. Your asthma began when you were twelve or further young or may be older and you moved with your parents who are looking for better economic opportunity at some other part of the Country may be to a sunny metropolitan suburb. But you know before that, your lungs were perfectly healthy. Your family just happened to move to one of the smoggiest parts of paradise. Your dad knew it was a mistake when he couldn’t see the mountains through the orange-brown haze one summer morning.

How much you suffered?

Your asthma was mainly exercise-induced or pollen based and your inhaler became your best friend for those years of cricket and football. But ultimately, you managed and thought it didn’t really hold you back. Over the years, you continued to require an inhaler before and after any form of exercise, whether it was surfing, running on the treadmill, mountain biking, or swimming. You would also have mild asthma attacks when you ate too much. As mentioned previously, allergy testing revealed you were strongly allergic to dust and moderately allergic to mold, with a few pollen thrown in just to be annoying. Eliminating dust from your life helped relieve your nasal allergies, but the mild asthma persisted. Sometimes you’d need your inhaler twice a day for weeks on end. You even required some inhaled steroids here and there.

Three years ago you saw a clip from some Dr. X Show about a Himalayan crystal salt inhaler used as a treatment for asthma. If it was good enough for Dr. X, you figured you’d also try it. You’re pleasantly surprised: ten minutes of breathing the salts every day reduced your inhaler use significantly. It wasn’t a cure, but it helped. But as it had happened before, this also stops giving the desired relief.

You thought the real breakthrough finally came about two and a half years ago when you decided to go “paleo”. The paleo diet was the latest fad of the time and composed of several low-carb diets that claimed to improve immune health. You’ve read everything about it and tried in desperation. It really changed your life you thought; probably my need for an inhaler would decrease even more. Sometimes, you could often exercise without it. Then you thought icing on the cake came about six months later when your family went gluten-free. You’d never suspected you were sensitive to gluten; skin and blood allergy tests had always been normal. But ever since going gluten-free, you can go much longer than ever before without your medicated inhaler.

You no longer have to take it with yourself everywhere. The crystal salt inhaler relieves any mild chest tightness that you occasionally feel, and now you can exercise quite vigorously without any wheezing at all. You need your regular inhaler about twice a month, and you’ve had a bad week about twice each year. You don’t consider yourself cured, and you have to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep the allergic side of your immune system in check. But you’re thrilled that you don’t require any chronic medications to keep your lungs healthy. You accepted the reality that you’ve to live with it.

How I got Involved?

I have seen my wife suffer from this for almost 14 years and have full empathy with your story. Daily Cetrizine & Deriphyllin doses, Asthalin/Levolin inhaler have been your constant companion since your childhood days. You got married and became mother of a few kids but this chronic disease always haunted you. You were always fearful that what if my kids would also suffer from this disease. You always blamed genes, hereditary, pollution, weather and even God for making you suffer. Finally you learned to live with asthma and completely believed that asthma is only manageable and No cure.

At last I got enough knowledge & wisdom that I cured her. I thanks to God for giving patience and ability to connect dots from diverse subjects such as ancient medicine systems of India, modern psychology, latest development in the field of Psycho Neuro Immunology, Complimentary & alternative medicines, mind-body healing, Meditation & Vipassana. The real truth then dawned upon me that asthma is caused by our social interaction with other human being & how emotionally we react to people and situation in life.

For most of these years, standard treatment has primarily focused on allergy testing to identify possible allergens and the managing of inhalers to maintain quality of life for patients. This is how virtually all doctors treat asthma. But times have been changing; emotional health & its effect on immune system research has provided a few new tools that families can use to exactly pinpoint the real cause of haywire functioning of their immune systems and completely heal allergic inflammation or at least drastically reduce the inflammation in the short term, and slowly & steadily curing it.

What will you get?

The book I am planning to pen down would provide you with the skills you actually need to completely heal or minimize your family’s asthma. My endeavor would be to keep it simple and straight. No magic potion, or magic fruit or magical salt. Rather, I would be covering technical knowledge about our anatomy specifically related to respiratory system and about my Therapy which I name FAMERR (Focused Attention Meditation for Emotional Recall & Resolution) which specifically deals with correctly establishing links between your emotional imbalance causing asthma and necessary steps to resolve the same.

The therapeutic values of Vipassana Meditation is pursued to delve deeper into mind to carry out the detective work of sifting the true incident where asthma started suffocating you. Lastly, the power of meditation & spiritual counselling self talk would be pursued to resolve the identified emotional conflict which would lead to long term healing of asthma. No where am I going to stop you from using your present medicine which is also very necessary to get symptomatic relief till you get complete healing.

No more Asthma suffering, no more life time dependency of medicines & inhalers and no more changing your life style.

ASTHMA/ALLERGY CASE STUDY

A 9-10 years old girl presented with “really bad allergies” consisting of sneezing, constant runny nose, itchy eyes affecting her ability to sleep well at night. She indicates that the symptoms started around Class 3 (7 years old) and that they are worse around the Fall and Spring, but particularly August and September. The sneezing is really bad in the morning and that at night she has to blow her nose a lot which interrupts her sleep. She further states that during the winter months her symptoms seem to be better. She was diagnosed with seasonal allergies.

FAMERR Explanation

Nasal membrane and sinuses are related to smelling or sensing. In literal sense something is stinking and figurative sense a person or situation has same meaning as something stinking. This stinking feeling created emotion of frustration, suffocation, anger and on organism level causes ulcerations of the nasal mucosa and swelling of the nose and sinuses. The client is currently on memory tracks which trigger her symptoms and is in a Hanging Healing. On further questioning and going down the past memory lanes, it came out that tracks for trigger were found that emotional conflict is related to her having to move to a new school in Class 3. She further recalls being upset at not seeing her best friend anymore and then she again moved to another school for Class 4 and that she again began to experience some bullying there. She was fed up of bullying which was felt as a stinking situation and her inability to avoid going to school when she wanted to be at home with her mother away from bullying. She understood and recognized that she is currently in a Hanging Healing, with tracks associated to the start of the school year. She may also have tracks related to environmental sources such as pollen, ragweed etc. which she was told she was "allergic" to. To see

The HEALING

It is now important for her to make the connection between her symptoms and the conflicts related to the unexpected changes in her life due to change of school.

Once the real incident is clear, She was explained the need to revisit the original situation and identify her memory tracks in order to release the emotional energy trapped in the memory. She has been told to sit alone for 15-20 minutes daily for 10 days. During this time she has to do breathing meditation to relax and sharpen her memory. Then she has to revisit the incident. While this would be happening, the trapped emotions resurfaces. At this moment she has to release people by forgiving them. This practice comes easy with grown up but young kids need some assistance.

RESULT

A follow up phone call with her mother two weeks later revealed that she is no longer having any sneezing fits in the morning and that she is also sleeping better at night because she no longer has to blow her nose constantly. Her mom believes she is about 80% improved with only occasional sneezing in the afternoon, but when she starts to sneeze she is looking out for what may have triggered the symptoms.

Most of the people on realising that their health is affected by their past would be able to release people and situation. Releasing doesn’t mean you forget the memory or incident. What it actually means is you release the emotional load attached with the memory.

A word of caution here is that, reliving of past memory and it’s attached emotional stress causes your allergy to increase for a short duration. This is in a sense an indication that you have been on the true memory tracks. Also, I recommend to keep your medicine available so that pain and stress of symptoms could be relieved and person doesn’t have to suffer while true healing is in progress.

For more information about FAMERR please read on this page about the same.

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SYMPATHETIC THERAPY AND HEALING ASTHMA & ALLERGY

It has been sometime I have not posted on my blog. The usual busy business of life kept me engrossed in something else.

Now I have got some time and I thought it is time to update people in pain & suffering with my more evolved therapy protocol- Focused Attention Meditation for Emotional Recollection & Resolution in short FAMERR.

Quest for Complete Cure

FAMERR had developed as a quest for finding a cure or complete healing of social disease or what we call life style disease. My focus was initially only on Diabetes but then turn of event in life reconfigured my focus on Allergy & Asthma. The biggest event was my wife own Asthma/allergy condition which took me sometime to cure. This experience gave me confidence to embark on this journey and go further deep.

What is FAMERR

FAMERR has been an evolution of therapeutic value of Vipassana meditation combined with the latest development in the field of Psych Neuro Immunology (PNI), cognitive psychology, genetics, epigenetics and embryology. I take no credit other than identifying the underlying value in different streams of knowledge and combining them in a way which benefits the mankind.

FAMERR is a sympathetic medicine system which will work alongside the conventional as well as ancient medicinal system like of Ayurveda, Homeopathy etc. The system relies heavily on the belief of psyche-mind-body trio to address the disease in a holistic way. Also, my focus was always on developing a therapy with NO or minimal side effects. Modern medicine sometimes have very acute side effects though the symptomatic relief is also quick. It has, at times, created more problem than solutions and created dependency without true healing. FAMERR works wonderfully with modern medicine. Rather, your healing get expedited and become permanent when it is applied together. All in all, I am not against any medical stream as long as it is serving the higher purpose of alleviating human suffering.

Pillars of FAMERR

In a nutshell, FAMERR talks about healing of emotional self alongwith our physical organism to achieve lasting healing. This is achieved by utilising the age old practice of Vipassana Meditation which Buddha had practiced thousand of years ago for spiritual enlightenment. It is the first important pillar of my therapy. Modern trials in the field of Meditation has proven beyond all doubt that it reduces stress and helps in increasing brain activity which in turn is directly responsible for immune response.

Vipassana Meditation has been made infamous by Shri SN Goenka and thousands of people flock at vipassana retreats for growth on the path of spiritual journey. It’s therapeutic value was never given priority over spiritual value which I stumbled upon when my own Skin Allergy got completely healed. This meditation technique is used extensively in my therapy to recollect & resolve emotional imbalance in ourselves.

The second important pillar of FAMERR Sympathetic Therapy (FST) is the intrinsic relationship between Emotion and Biological survival response mechanism of living organism learned over millions of year of evolutionary journey. It is interesting to correlate that rise of Anger is intrinsically related to Gastrointestinal problems; Fear & Anger at workplace  is to Heart disease and Diabetes; fear of survival of self to Asthma; our social relationship to Allergy etc. This knowledge is very important in identifying the relationship between Emotion and Disease. This helps in accurately reaching the first incident after which problem started surfacing.

A seminal work in this field has been done by Louise Hay and published in her book” You can heal your life”. My works is a multidimensional upgrade on her work wherein it is more specific and doesn’t depend on prayers or positive thinking. 

The third important pillar of FST is ‘Theatre of Mind’. The realisation that meaning associated to an event in life is solely personal in nature and only the person involved can trace it’s origin in time and dig out the emotional energy associated to the event acts as the required catalyst to start the healing process. Meditation helps deeply in digging work as well as understanding the meaning we attached to the those important events in our life.

By combining the three facets which assist in approaching psyche-mind-body together as one entity rather than disappointed independent one, the healing at all the level starts. Medicine helps at body level to provide symptomatic relief, mind activate immune response and psyche releases the emotional burden.

The FST has tremendous potential in holistic healing when combined with any of the existing medicine system. With more studies surfacing in the field of PSYCHOLOGY, PNI & PSYCHIATRY the therapy would become more potent and usable in other disease which are so far treated as scourge of God.

Keeping the Right Blood Sugar Range

Understanding Diabetes

Your normal blood sugar range varies between 60 and 100 milligrams per cc of blood, rising and falling according to whether you’ve recently eaten, whether you’re doing heavy physical work, and other daily metabolic events.

Blood sugar levels that rise or fall outside of the normal blood sugar range – diabetes and hypoglycemia – are believed by conventional medicine to be caused by mechanical problems of the pancreas, which for some unknown reason fails to produce insulin in the correct amounts, and is believed, therefore, to cause either too much or too little blood sugar to be stored in the liver (Diabetes Type 2).

Conventional medicine has also labelled blood sugar problems an “autoimmune disorder,” meaning that they are believed to be caused by a serious mechanical flaw that causes the body’s immune system to attack itself (Diabetes Type 1).

Unfortunately for people who suffer from diabetes and hypoglycemia, this (incorrect) mechanistic view of how the body works leads to treatments that are often ineffective and potentially harmful over the long run. Because of its view that problems with blood sugar range are controllable but not curable, conventional medical therapy seeks to tamper with sugar and insulin levels, putting even more strain on the body’s metabolism as the body tries to overcome the effects of the “therapy.”

Conventional medicine approaches abnormal blood sugar range without knowledge of the real reason why sugar levels are pushed above or below the normal range.

However, through Holistic approach to the problem, we know that diabetes and hypoglycemia are caused by the same thing that leads to most of the immune related or unexplained diseases: blood sugar range abnormalities are a brain-mediated response to a specific type of life experience that you have had. Why Not? Won’t this entire body is controlled by brain so why pancreas should be left outside the control!

Nature does not make mistakes, and the body does not attack itself. Diabetes and hypoglycemia are appropriate biological responses to help your brain and body respond to life situations.

How (and Why) Your Brain Controls Your Blood Sugar Range

Blood sugar range is controlled by the brain in response to life experiences requiring fight-or-flight mechanism activation.

Because fight-or-flight is a component of many stressful situations in modern life, it’s easy to guess that abnormal blood sugar range is a common metabolic response to many threatening situations.

Your brain, under certain kinds of environmental threat situations, directs your body to either prepare to resist and fight, or jump up and escape. Your brain does this by raising or lowering your blood sugar, and it raises or lowers your blood sugar level by reducing the “HPA Axis” activation which affect either the beta-islet cells or the alpha-islet cells of your pancreas, respectively.

Sugar levels above the normal blood sugar range (diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, Type 1 diabetes) occur because there is some person or situation in your life that you feel you must resist or fight against. The higher levels of sugar provide fuel for the higher metabolic requirements of tense muscles prepared to help you resist or defend yourself.
The blood sugar levels rise is controlled by decreasing the functioning of the beta islet cells of the pancreas, resulting in a decreased level of insulin output. Insulin takes sugar out of the blood and stores it in the liver.

Athletes take advantage of this phenomenon and the (temporary) advantage to their muscles, by eating their carbohydrate-rich “game meal” at just the right amount of time before their big performance.

People with high blood sugar feel as though they want to just stand their ground. It is a strong, stubborn feeling, as if your body is saying “I refuse to back out of this situation!”
The physical consequences of putting the body into this heightened state of physical readiness include:

  • excessive thirst, a normal part of a heightened stress state, because more water is needed to flush through waste byproducts when our metabolism is running faster;
  • excessive urination, a normal part of a heightened stress state because we drink more water and produce more metabolic waste products when we’re under stress.
  • ketoacidosis, producing an acetone smell on the breath. This is a metabolic consequence of muscles’ sugar demand not being met.
  • diabetic coma and other severe diabetic symptoms are a result of blood sugar levels that are too high being unutilised.

When you resolve your resistance/fight situation, your metabolism will temporarily reverse into low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) which shortly adjust to the body optimum level.
Sugar levels below the normal blood sugar range (hypoglycemia) occur because the trigger for high blood sugar response are temporarily absent.
The sugar levels are decreased by the brain by decreasing innervation to the alpha-islet cells of the pancreas, resulting in an increased level of insulin output. Insulin takes sugar out of the blood and stores it in the liver.
If you already have an active fight or flight situation in your life that is being responded to by your brain, your blood sugar would temporarily go down and then would spike as soon as life situation demand activation of Fight or Flight response.

Treatments to Help Maintain the Correct Blood Sugar Range

Conventional medicine sees the body as a machine, and nothing more. Without understanding the role of the brain and its evolved response to external life situations, glucose levels outside the normal blood sugar range are seen as failures of the body – flaws in the “machinery” – to pump out the correct amounts of insulin. So the conventional treatment for diabetes and hypoglycemia is to simply either tamper with sugar supply (through nutrition) or tamper with insulin levels (through medication). These “therapies” can’t really solve the problem, however, because the brain will continue to adjust your metabolism in order to prepare you to deal with your external life situation.

The Holistic approach is to help you determine the triggering life experiences and put them together with other factors to help you to dismantle the conflicts in your life. When you discover the cause of your sugar levels going out of the normal blood sugar range, you can remove the cause and affect a true cure.

There is no medicine made to let go of the STRESS. It is an outcome of our daily interaction with people and situation in which we get trapped permanently by creating bad memory experiences and consequent triggers. It is you and you only who has to change your attitude towards other people to reduce the emotional energy associated with memories.

Soon, I am planning to start an online 12 weeks program to help people understand their diabetes better thereby giving them a chance to naturally get their blood sugar within range. And this program would be completely FREE…

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The Diabetes Code… Book Review

If you are or you know anyone with prediabetes or diabetes, this book by Dr. Jason Fung would have been heard by you. People swearing by God that it is an authority in managing Diabetes specially type 2. I being passionately related to Diabetes, read this book and this blog is a sincere effort to pen down an objective view for the benefits of reader. Here we go…

First of all, a few word about the author. Dr. Jason Fung is a practicing nephrologist (specializes in kidney care and diseases). He’s also an authority on the LCHF (Low Carbohydrate High Fat) diet, especially for treating people with Type 2 diabetes. The author of two bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fastinghe recommends the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and Type 2 diabetes reversal at his Intensive Dietary Management program.

Chapter 1: How Type 2 diabetes became an epidemic

This is a very interesting start. This chapter covers a plethora of diabetes treatments that have failed and continues to fail diabetes patients today. It is a very sobering introduction. Lots of information that will make you shudder.

Chapter 2: The Differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

This is a bit of a weak chapter. Wish Dr. Fung had done a comprehensive table on the symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2. A better explanation of the ability to distinguish between the two type types of diabetes would have been useful though he cut short the arguments by saying, ‘This is a book about Type 2 diabete’.

Chapter 3: Whole Body Effect

What many Type 2 diabetics never consider, is that the condition can lead to many other diseases. That includes Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, stroke, diminishing eyesight, skin conditions and even amputations. This is a very interesting chapter as it makes you aware that diabetes is not just one disease but a whole bundle of diseases rolled into one.

Chapter 4: Diabetes: The Calories Deception

This chapter is a must read for those people who consider themselves not overweight, except perhaps a very small tummy. He argued that body mass indicator is apparently not the best indicator of Type 2 diabetes. Rather, waist circumference is a far superior predictor of Type 2 diabetes.

Interestingly, removal of subcutaneous fat brought no metabolic benefit. Presumably that means no improvement in diabetes. The real culprit it seems is visceral fat. One could even have a normal BMI and still have diabetes. The chapter goes on to explain the difference between types of fat. This chapter also talk about the myth that calories is what drives obesity with solid evidence.

Chapter 5: The Role of insulin in Energy Storage

The best way to get fat? Take some insulin says Dr. Fung. This chapter starts with this dramatic claim but goes on to explain why that is so. Food energy is stored as glycogen and fats. Insulin is the signal to stop burning sugar and to start storing it as fat instead. When insulin goes our of whack, is when we hit trouble Dr. Fung says.

Chapter 6: Insulin Resistance: The Overflow Phenomenon

This is the chapter every Diabetic wants to read. What causes insulin resistance? We think sugars and carbs. As the chapter explain it is not so simple. Why are many obese people not diabetic is the question Dr. Fung poses. A very good point.

There apparently many types of resistance but the takeaway is that insulin resistance occurs when blood glucose levels remain high. How that develops is fascinating to read. It certainly gives you a very good understanding how Type 2 diabetes develops.

Chapter 7: Diabetes, a disease of Dual effects

According to Dr. Fung “ insulin resistance emerges on average almost thirteen years prior to type 2 diabetes ”. That is a sobering thought.

Apparently insulin resistance is due to a fatty liver which is also exported to other organs, most notably a fatty pancreas. This chapter looks at a whole host of inter related mechanism which create Type 2 diabetes. What was interesting was the statement that the body can either burn sugar or fat for energy but not both at the same time. This is sited as the reason that no amount of exercise will get you rid of fat you if have stored sugars in your system.

Chapter 8: The Fructose-Insulin Resistance Connection

This chapter starts with Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous lecture which went viral with 7 million views, to illustrate the dangers of sugar. It explains the difference between Fructose and Sucrose. It is certainly an eye opener, especially the deadly High Fructose Corn Syrup.

According to Dr. Fung fructose raises neither blood glucose nor insulin but has a hidden danger which is the slow accumulation of fat in the liver. He explains how a fatty liver goes on to create obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Chapter 9: The Metabolic Syndrome Connection

So what is metabolic syndrome? The short answer is that it is abdominal obesity, low HDL, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and high fasting blood glucose. While these conditions are associated with stroke, cancer and other conditions it apparently has a major effect on diabetes.

Chapter 10 – Insulin; Not the answer for Type 2 diabetes

Dr. Fung postulates that giving insulin even for a Type 1 diabetics can and does lead to other complications including metabolic syndrome. Since there is no alternative yet for that, he leaves that alone.

However he believes that using insulin to treat Type 2 diabetics is unnecessary and foolish. Especially given the severe side effects as well as the fact it simply does not work. He argues that reducing blood sugar alone will not cure Type 2 diabetes. Rather you have to lower both blood sugar and insulin to properly cure type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Fung’s hypotheses is that we have to address the root cause of excess insulin; diet and the frequency of insulin spikes caused by eating too many times. Control the insulin spikes and you reverse Type 2 diabetes.

Chapter 11: Oral Hypoglycemic: Not the Answer

Apparently a stunning 50% of Americans has diabetes or prediabetes. It goes on to explain how the medical industry has used diabetes as an opportunity make money. The billions made from selling insulin is staggering. Thirty new diabetic drugs between 2004 and 2013 were introduced to the market. Dr. Fung states ‘lowering blood sugar levels with medication as opposed to diet and lifestyle is not necessarily beneficial’.

Apparently health outcomes for Type 2 diabetes have only worsened, even as newer insulin medications have become more widely prescribed. This chapter goes on to explain the various types of diabetes medication and their side effects, which is disturbing. People faithfully dependent on Doctors don’t realize the deep troube they get into?

Chapter 12: Low Calorie Diets and Exercise: Not the answer

This chapter explores the mechanics of why they don’t work. Dr. Fung fingers the American Diabetes Association as well as the USDA and the Dept of Health and Human services for giving bad advice and rightly so. In fact it blames governments all over the World for this mess of recommending a low calorie diet and plenty of exercise.

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY TREAT TYPE 2 DIABETES

Chapter 13 – Lessons from Bariatric Surgery

This chapter starts with siting scientific relation between bariatric surgery and it’s effective in treating Type 2 diabetes. While it may be a solution for some severe diabetics, Dr. Fung believes it is usually NOT the right solution and goes on to explain why, chief among them, huge cost and complications from surgery.

Chapter 14 – Carbohydrate-reduced Diets

This is the crux of the solution as presented by Dr Fung, completely reversing Type 2 diabetes naturally. A low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diet alongwith Intermittent Fasting are important part of the solution.

Dr. Fung strongly suggests that the advice of the WHO, The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Heart association is wrong. If you go to the American Diabetes Association web site, you will find a web site full of things they want to sell you and little free advice. A virtual whose who of the big drug companies. AstraZeneca, BD Medical-Diabetes Care, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer and Sanofi. They have no interest in curing your diabetes. They want to keep selling you drugs and milk your wallet dry.

Chapter 15 – Intermittent Fasting

In the back of our minds we always knew that the concept of fasting was a good. After all why would all religions recommend it, if it harmed their flock? This is the argument Dr. Fung puts forward and goes on to explain why fasting works and works spectacularly well for Type 2 diabetes. Especially combined with a Low Carbohydrate High Fat Diet.

Fasting is not a calorie restriction Dr. Fung says. Eating four, five or six small meals according to Dr. Fung is the worst thing you can do, and provides compelling evidence why it is a very bad idea.

We have all done it all wrong, and this is a sobering realization when you look at the evidence. 99.5% of portion control diets fail. It all has to do with the metabolic rate, which goes down with a calorie reduction diet, while the metabolic rate does not go down in an intermittent fasting program.

CONCLUSION

If everyone followed Dr. Fung’s advice, 95% of Type 2 diabetes would be cured! Well, How long it takes to reverse diabetes type 2 diabetes is the only conundrum. It could take as little as three months on a LCHF diet combined with intermittent fasting and maybe longer for someone who has been a Type 2 diabetic for twenty years or so. The time period for recovery apparently depends on each patient but definitely achievable.

But the problem is the human condition. As we get older we get more stubborn and less willing to try innovative solutions. We like our routines, even if it means the routine of taking medicine. The vast majority of us have weaknesses that are hard to overcome. We know that. The addiction to sugar, love of alcohol and stuffing ourselves on carbs. Of course it is not all over our fault entirely. If we were not presented with such temptations, and lived in a remote jungle village we will make do.

So at the end, the book covers lot about Diabetes type 2. In my observation, one explanation which missed the mark is why some of us eating same bad food and even those who are fat never get Diabetes. The causal relationship to food consumption and insulin spike somehow fail to explain what initiate pancreas to produce more or less insulin and what mechanism stops cells to accept glucose for use as energy. What is causing the long duration of increased sugar in blood and for what purpose? What role stress plays in raising Cortisol which in turn is also known to have adverse effect on the functioning of pancreas? Why suddenly Sugar spike in blood falls abruptly without any explanation?

Thses few question could carry the key to understanding diabetes in totality.

Write your comment about how you feel about controlling or managing Diabetes properly…

A Funny Story In My Therapy

It’s really a funny and thought provoking experience that had happened with me last year. While I was looking through my personal collection of case studies to share something on my blog this story came up and I wanted to share it. So if you are interested then let’s go…

As usually it happens with every therapist who has got some standing in the environment about curing disease condition, people start approaching you for their problem especially when they have heard about somebody helped by you. Word of mouth info sharing is still the biggest source of advertisement and we know all big fishes in the business are trying to get their product by word of mouth of their consumers. More on this some time later…

So this lady I will name her Alex approached for condition of skin allergy. I gave a slot time on the weekend as usually I don’t have time being in job also.

She came well dressed with a smile which definitely was the mix of apprehension and anxiety. I invited her alongwith her acquaintance and offered to be seated and feel relaxed. Though her expression were giving away her uneasiness which I shall share later in the post.

So before starting the process, I as usual introduced myself with emphasis on myself not being a Doctor so that other person must make an informed decision of accepting or rejecting my therapy. In the hindsight I could say this had not reduced her uneasiness…

After the preliminaries have been exchanged, I asked about few questions about her problem and requested to show the site of allergy. For almost next an hour or so I kept on asking various question to identify the root cause of emotional shock which I must complement myself I could ascertain accurately. So I proceeded to next level of therapy.

Then I asked her whether she could try to resolve the emotional conflict by herself by any desired method of meditation or would like me to assist or guide her on this journey. Here I would like to digress and add that generally people by themselves take longer time to resolve emotional conflict. My observation is that they are trapped in a vicious cycle and outside assistance is required to pull them out of the loop. However, I never ever push somebody to ask for my service though it is offered completely free for one basic principle that I follow and it is that everybody has right to select the path to his or her journey.

She thought for a moment and asked me to assist as she has not been practicing meditation at that time. This meant I need to further accord another two hours of my time which is generally average time required to complete the therapy.

So I explained the outline of the therapy (FAMERR Therapy) and meditation process and what to expect at the end of the process. Generally, people after resolving their emotional baggage feel very emotional and some of them even cry specially ladies who are more emotional than male counterpart. Nevertheless, I keep them in high regards.

I asked her accompanying guest if he is feeling bored or anything then he could use my earphone and could relax in the other room. It is my general observation that people who are not suffering from an illness very rarely identify with the problem and difficulty having empathising with others. Nothing offensive against them since by nature we are hard wired to centre our focus on our own problems than others. However, he decided to be there and witness the whole process for which I had no objection.

So I started the process of guided meditation I had developed by tweaking the ancient Buddhist Meditation technique practised in Vipassanna meditation and took her to the first cause of incident and allowed her to feel the strength of emotions. I guided her to express the same in her own words. I must say those feeling were xpressed in very strong words which I could understand was the reason for the severity of her problem.

Finally, I finished the meditation session and started spiritual counselling relating the cause and effect and purpose of our spiritual journey and various other things to get her in the correct frame of mind for the next phase of therapy. When I confirmed myself that she is receptive of the next phase I asked her to forgive the other person inspite of all her wrong doing may be intentionally or unknowingly. She thought for some moments which appear to be eternity and finally spoke that she could think about it but presently couldn’t decide on this.

As usual my response was that it is her spiritual journey and everyone among us take his or her time to grow so there was no pulling or pushing. She requested for the telephone contact and finally it was time for them to depart. I saw at my watch and calculated it took almost more than three hour in the process. And I was sure that her transformation would be happening in another three to four days from this experience.

At that moment she turned back and asked me whether I had forgotten to give any medicine for her disease. I thought for a moment for an appropriate response and then casually responded that all these years she had been on medicine so there is no need for me to give her any more medicine. More so, I informed her that she must not stop her present medicines till such time her body show the disease has gone.

When they are gone, I thought about her insistence on medicine. After long deliberation on the subject, I realised that in our environment we are constantly bombarded that medicines are the solution for every disease and all those who are talking about spiritual or meditation or other alternate means are either bogus or fraud and trying to take out valuable green dollars from our pocket.

And it is true to some extent like every other day you will find somebody coming up with some magic water, magic oil magical fruits only found in the deep gorges and jungles which can cure your disease. And many of us in desperation go ahead to try these things without thinking of their side effect or efficacy.

One thing is true that our pharmacy and doctors are not out there to hide cure from the general public but the fact is that they have only looked at one aspect ie controlling, suppressing, neutralizing or bypassing the symptoms. How many times our doctors talk about our diet or mental stress or something else… Very Rarely. The Holistic approach is missing in modern medicines which is one reason that disease like Allergy, Asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes which are caused by social human interaction could not be cured but only managed by medicines.

One has to look at the role of psyche and the need of the hour is to converge modern medicine with ancient wisdom of Ayurved, Buddhist Tradition of Meditation where the body is seen as part of the full; where soul exist and the trilogy of Mind-Body-soul is addressed together to cure. In Ayurved nobody talks about managing but about balance in the three. More on Ayurved in some other blog.

To come back with the story, I do received a call from her may be after a week time and she said that for last two three days she has been contemplating on what has happened since she met me and finally she had forgiven the person. By doing this she is not only feeling that some heaviness has been removed from heart but also her allergy has started diminishing. Then I asked her to continue medicines as prescribed till she get completely cure as medicine have their role to play in complete cure.

On my mentioning medicine, she said that when she initially came to me she was anxious being aware that I was not a Doctor but since she heard about me from her close acquaintance and also my service was available free so it has given her some hope that I might not be trying to befool people. She expected some sort of new medicines for her illness. She also confided that though lots of people talk about stress but the real relationship of stress to emotion to physical bodily disease was for the first time she found somebody practicing for really curing disease.

I thanked her for her praises…. And then I thanked my mother who is presently residing in another world for initiating me on this journey where I am of some help to others.

Dear readers it is my endeavor to get people get better understanding about disease and emotional stress. I am not against any means of achieving cure but yes one must be very careful because there are many out there trying to take BENFIT of our desperation to sell us anything and everything.

Comment below to share your Story… I am eager to listen to your story…

Case File in Diabetes

This is a case sheet for a Diabetic individual paraphrased for easy understanding and to draw benefit by relating your own condition or similarities to it… Read on…

She is Kate (arbitrary name) diagnosed with diabetes and put on insulin right away in December 2011, when she was 23 years. In her own words she had changed into diet plan as recommended in Diabetes from 2012 to 2018. She was a vegetarian, vegan, raw-vegan with no whatsoever successful results besides doing an extreme detox, gymming and experimenting with different Diets. She had fluctuating insulin level and her medication has been increasing since then finally culminating from oral to injectable insulin.

It all come up in December 2018 when she met me and came to know that emotions and related shock will play major role in our well being. After detailed questioning on life experiences during the time she was diagnosed with diabetes, it came out that it happened in September 2011, when she was left by her boyfriend for another ‘better female’ than her. The menses stopped same month, in September 2011 and she was hospitalized with keto-acidosis three months later. She felt grief and strong resistance towards her boyfriend for being ditched this way. Being focused just on the blood sugar management by medicine, regular exercise and life style change, she never realised an emotional shock could cause her to became Diabetic. Rather, she said that this sort of knowledge is not available in the main stream media or with Doctors. She has always been told that Diabetes is chronic illness and could not be cured and could only be managed with medicines (oral as well as insulin) and exercising regularly and avoiding processed carbs and fat.

Presently, she had after a number of sessions of meditation and deeper spiritual understanding and leaving the past by forgiving her ex boyfriend for whatever he did (though not easy initially, we are after all humans) and also continued with her medication and exercises had got her Diabetes into remission.

The bottom line in effective Diabetes management is the three pillars as under:

  1. Mental Stress Load. Identifying and understanding the emotional shock causing resistance toward person(s) in our life and resolving such conflicts by effective use of meditation. FAMERR (Focused Attention Meditation for Emotional Recollection and Resolution) is a methodology developed to achieve this only. In this method, apart from doing meditation to identify the emotional cause, imagination is also used to overcome resistance by synthetic memory creation.
  2. Diet Control. Understanding that diet has to be controlled atleast in the short term or till such time emotional shock is fully resolved leading to normalization of Cortisol secretion and improved Pancreatic functions. The underlying stress would invariably cause higher craving for food and simple carbs are easily available as well as give immediate satiation to craving. Also, carbs are the easiest food nutrients used by body before fat and protein to convert into glucose for consumption by bodily functions.
  3. Regular Physical Exercise. Understanding that the underlying stress would cause craving leading to immediate weight gain as well as causing complications thus necessitating implementation of exercise regimen. In Diabetic persons, exercises which are of the type like hitting (boxing, badminton, tennis), resisting (basketball, rugby) are found to be more beneficial for the reason that it satisfies the basic craving to hit or resist the other person (one who in our related emotional shock could not be handled this way).

By applying these three pillars into your life one could achieve effectively control, manage and long term remission of diabetes.

Why is it not being achieved by millions of Diabetic across the world? The simple answer is that we only try low carb diet, medicines and exercises to achieve result except totally ignoring the real roots of problem residing in our psyche. More so, such understanding is not available in main stream medicine which is only available in Ancient Indian Ayurvedic System and Yoga & Meditation. Also, the emotional shock over a period of time acts as triggers and whenever we again find ourselves resisting people it automatically reactivates the Cortisol-Pancreas mechanism thus making it a chronic condition.

Forward your comments and queries in the comments box for better interaction on the subject..

Take care

TRACKS THAT TRIGGERS ALLERGY

Building upon my previous blog on Memory Track, I would add here that Tracks act as triggers or reminders that keep a condition chronic.

Imagine all the elements that we experience at the moment we have a emotional shock in our interpersonal relations. There are literally billions of bits of information flying at us that very moment. Thankfully not all those bits will register or we would be in trouble! But why a particular thing get registered so strongly to cause allergic relapse time and again?

The bits that do register are the most important bits of information in the context of emotional shock.

To quote an example from the Egg Allergy case from my case Files, I correctly remember this case in which the subject I name her Shanaya went through severe shock due to highly emotional response of her purely vegetarian mother when she and her father disclosed to have consumed omelette outside. She immediately puked whatever she has eaten. This incident happened when she was just seven year old. But the Egg got so strongly registered in psyche that even after 17 years later, egg consumption, even unknowingly causes such a nightmare for her. The egg will serve as tracks or reminder of the conflict shock scenario.

It’s these tracks that will activate conflict, even if it is only for a few seconds or minutes, it is enough to set us back into relapse.

Allergic Reaction

The most common example is what we know as an “allergic reaction”. We can develop several kinds of allergies over the course of a lifetime. Allergies can be foods, smells, chemicals, pet hair, pollen, grasses etc. Almost everything in our environment we are exposed to at the moment of a emotional shock can become a potential allergen.

Conventionally, we believes this is an “immune” reaction without understanding why our system has responded. Allergies can take many forms. Some people develop a rash, other’s may get asthma where someone else might get an immediate digestive reaction depending upon the nature of stress felt. Like for example, if it is felt that emotional shock is indigestible then the allergic response would be digestive reaction either puking, bloating, heartburn or acidity.

Why are there so many possibilities?

When we look at it objectively, we can clearly see that the physical response someone had to an “allergen” is really the body telling us what the nature of feeling attached to conflict.

For example, if someone has a skin rash then we know from this perspective that it has to do with a sense of separation. If it is digestive, then the conflict was about some feeling of indigestibilty around the event. If someone develops sinus congestion, it’s something we “smelled” or something that “stink” at the moment we had the conflict.

The kinds of reactions we experience are directly related to what the emotional shock meant to us at that moment and the allergen was merely a part of the conflict shock scenario.

So how does this actually work if this is not a “malfunction in our immune system”?

The allergic reaction is in fact a safety mechanism of the body activated via immune system. This all happens within seconds of exposure to the track. Then the reaction must run its course, unless you take something like an antihistamine which is really a chemical that suppresses the symptoms at the physical level.

So how do we get rid of allergies? It’s relatively simple in principle. We have to find the associated emotional shock and how that “allergen” fit into the conflict scenario at that moment. In the majority of cases, especially with adults, it is possible to eliminate the response by understanding how the allergen is associated with the unanticipated event.

I’ll talk more about tracks later. One more thing, one doesn’t have to stop his or her medication thinking that it is the final solution to my problem for one reason that you might not have resolved the conflict or rather assuming it that way. The correct course would be to keep your medicines close by as you used to keep and simultaneously try this therapeutic methodology to resolve the emotional conflict. If you successfully do it then probably you never require that last piece of medicine ever…

Do share or ask your doubts in the comment box. I would be glad to answer your query…

A Story…. About Asthma & Allergy

As summer is at the door stop, so is for many “allergy season”. I often asked myself: Why do some people get hay fever and others don’t? What factors determine whether we are allergic to certain pollen or to other agents such as animal hair, certain food substances, metals, feather pillows, mold, or cigarette smoke?

Over the last few decades, medical science has come up with numerous theories about what causes an allergic reaction. One of the most popular views is that we develop an allergy when our organism is exposed to an offending substance at a time when our immune system is weak. But why does one person react with a runny nose, another with asthma and yet another with a skin rash?
The entire allergic process is a biological interplay between the psyche, the brain and the corresponding organ. Every allergy starts with a emotional shock experience that catches us completely off guard. Such an unanticipated event doesn’t necessarily have to be spectacular. It can simply be triggered by unanticipated anger or when somebody strikes us with an offending remark. We feel mentally stressed, we have cold extremities, little appetite, and suffer from sleep disturbances.
Symptoms that are typical for both the common cold and certain allergic reactions are nasal congestion, a runny nose and sneezing. When we experience a “This stinks!” emotional feeling, in real terms or figuratively, for instance through a sudden offensive smell, or in somebody’s unpleasant presence we actually laying the foundation for allergy. The stronger we feel about it the stronger would be the physical symptoms.

At the moment the emotional conflict occurs, the nasal mucosa begins to ulcerate but goes unnoticed. What is noticeable, however, are the typical signs of the emotional turbulence visible as shivers, a loss of appetite, and a certain restlessness. Soon, sneezing and a runny nose takeover to remove that ‘Stink’ that was felt.

When we experience an unexpected conflict shock, our mind is in an acute awareness situation. Highly alert, our subconscious picks up all components that surround the conflict such as smells, tastes, sounds, objects, or people and stores them for future reference so as to avoid same situation instantly. These imprints that remain in the memory are called triggers. These triggers are most significant because if a person is passing through comparatively easy phase and suddenly physical world situation matches with the Triggers recorded it sets in motion through association, the entire symptom relapses and we find ourselves again struggling with allergic bout. So what is commonly called an allergy is in fact already the safety mechanism of the body to immediately react to identical situation recorded in memory. The purpose of the allergy is to serve as a warning system that says: “In such a situation, you’ve had and need to avoid it. Watch out!”
If someone is allergic to a certain food like peanuts, eggs, strawberries or chocolate, the food substance was most likely consumed at the moment of the emotional shock. Now we have to be clear: When we leave the irritating substance out of the diet, it is NOT the avoidance of the food that cures the allergy, it is the avoidance of the triggers! If a person reacts to a certain pollen with a runny nose, we can conclude that the pollen in question was present when a “This stinks! conflict took place. As long as the conflict is not completely resolved the specific pollen will serve as a track and the “seasonal allergy” will recur year after year.
Triggers always have to be taken into consideration when we are dealing with “chronic” disorders such as arthritis, angina pectoris, asthma, diabetes, or recurring infections. Chronic indicates that we have fallen back into the same emotional conflict again and again. In order to interrupt the continual relapse cycle and be able to complete the healing once and for all, we have to identify the trigger(s) that were laid together with the original emotional shock.

Clues for the cause of the allergy are usually hidden in the “context” of the allergic reaction. All circumstances such as time, place, and the specific symptoms have to be carefully scrutinized. For instance, if a person suffers from migraines only on weekends, the source will most likely be found at the workplace. The organism takes the first chance to safe itself.

By integrating this knowledge into our daily lives we learn the language in which Mother Nature speaks to us. Apply this knowledge alongwith whatever medication you are on and you will find that allergy soon go away never to return back. Share your views and experiences in the comment box below…