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Tips for Building Your Immune System (According To an MD)

The immune system is at least as critical as your brain in overall health. Of course, every organ and system is important but immune dysfunction is a major cause of every illness. Building your immune system is more important than learning anything else!

Everything affects everything in the body, and a chief regulator of every organ is the immune system. Inflammation is the major effect of immune distress and immune function affecting all brain and mood functions, perhaps more than other organs.

Even aging is a chronic low-grade reaction to inflammation. The causes of inflammation include overconsumption of omega 6 fatty acids, sugar, salt, alcohol, bacterial and viral infections, allergies, parasites, hormone imbalances, genetically modified foods, heavy metals, pesticides.

Furniture, fabrics and rugs, and many personal hygiene products, all add stress. Building your immune system requires low stress. Stress is emotional, mental, chemical, electrical and radioactive. The number one requirement for a healthy immune system is low stress.

Stress creates inflammation, anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia. All of these are frequent co-factors with fatigue, muscle weakness, and eventually every conceivable organ dysfunction, especially of digestion, with GERD, indigestion, irritable bowel, constipation or diarrhea.

Stress also leads to arthritis, acne, hypertension or hypotension, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, fractures with minimal physical stress, heart attack, stroke and cancer.

Building a healthy immune system begins with nutrition, especially consuming adequate Vitamin K 2 and D3.

Vitamin K 2 deficiency leads not only to Alzheimer’s Disease but K2 is essential for absorbing D3. Approximately 80% of Americans are partially or highly deficient in D 3 and K. Deficiencies in these essentials lead to depression, insomnia, arthritis, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes,

Heart disease, osteoporosis, estrogen or testosterone imbalances, and of course a weakened immune system and inflammation. At the top of the list of nutritional factors for building a healthy immune system is chlorella, a rare plant source of vitamin B 12.

Low levels of B 12 lead to arthritis, overactive thyroid or Graves’ disease, diabetes, hypogonadism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus Sjogren’s syndrome, Raynaud’s syndrome, gout, vasculitis, ankylosing spondylitis, and even rheumatoid arthritis.

Second to chlorella is adequate Omega 3, the major benefit of which is anti-inflammation and antioxidant effects of DHA/EPA which of course primarily affect heart, mood, anxiety, depression  Although fish oil is the best-known source of omega 3’s, emu oil is equally good

Additionally, emu oil is far less likely to have mercury contamination! The anti-inflammatory benefits include significant help with rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, and migraine.

Building a healthy immune system is far easier than treating the diseases of a weak immune system which all stem from inflammation.

The most popular anti-inflammatory drugs are aspirin, ibuprofen, and ketoprofen, these drugs often cause diarrhea and even bleeding.

Turmeric or its extract curcumin tops the list of safe and effective anti-inflammatory agents. Interestingly its benefits are increased when given with piperine or black pepper. Curcumin’s cousin, ginger also has significant anti-inflammatory benefits.

Turmeric and ginger decrease cortisol, the stress hormone, and are even more powerful when added to curcumin. Both are improved with piperine.

Chromium is also a requirement for optimal regulation of sugar & insulin. Chromium also assists weight loss, decreases inflammation and oxidative stress, while assisting in the metabolism of protein and carbohydrates, decreasing cravings and improving blood sugar regulation.

In addition to these nutritional supplements, the intestinal system is the most important for overall metabolic health, containing many more microorganisms than the total cells of your body! INDEED, these trillions of cells are ultimately the controllers of nutrition and health.

These health-enhancing bacteria are probiotics and they require prebiotics, mostly as fiber and sturdy starches. Seventy percent of your immune cells are the probiotics. Your intestine is ultimately the determinant of overall physical, mental and emotional health.

Unfortunately lactobacillus acidophilus, the primary probiotic occurs naturally in milk, and milk is often a trigger for inflammation and autoimmunity. Fulvic and humic acids are essential pre and probiotics, which chelate or bind toxins to remove them.

Building a healthy immune system can best be done with supplements providing vitamin D 3, K 2, cilantro, ginger, curcumin, aloe vera, astralgus, cordyceps mushroom, dandelion root, glutathione, piperine, goldenseal, rhodiola rosea, silymarin, pre/probiotics and L-taurine.

In building your healthy immune system, you are ultimately decreasing every disease, decreasing inflammation, pain, anxiety and depression, while improving health and longevity.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.

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A Doctor’s Advice: Why You Should Consider An Anti-Inflammatory Diet For Chronic Pain

Virtually all symptoms and illnesses are the result of inflammation and everything affects everything. Other than breathing and water, food is the most essential for life itself. Following an anti-inflammatory diet for chronic pain is effective and fairly simple.

Eighty percent of your food should be vegetables and fruits and twenty percent protein. Since the average American eats only 2.2 servings of veggies and fruits daily, we have a long way to go to get healthy and prevent pain and illness.

Unfortunately, much of the soil is deficient in magnesium; even the vegetables and fruits in our stores are not adequate. In fact, even so-called organic foods are contaminated with glyphosate, since 65% of rain has Roundup® in it.

Unless you raise all your own food, it is impossible to get what you need to avoid inflammation and pain. Since 80% of Americans live in homes, at the top of the list for optimal health is to replace your lawn with a vegetable and fruit garden! As an added bonus, tending the garden is stress-reducing.

The anti-inflammatory diet for chronic pain means you eat nothing from a fast food restaurant and buy nothing from the center aisles at grocery stores! And, if possible you buy as much food as possible from a trusted organic farmer.

You also include as much fish and non-processed meat as possible. Incidentally, unless you are allergic to dairy, milk, plain yogurt, and eggs are excellent sources of protein. 

Although legumes have good protein, there is no taurine, a conditionally essential amino acid, in any plant food. Taurine works synergistically with magnesium to keep your cells electrically balanced. 

And of course, in today’s highly polluted world, we need considerably greater intakes of the B complex, E, D 3 and C vitamins. One of the major causes of inflammation is inadequate basic vitamins.

Finally, you need another essential: methylsupfonymethane, organic Sulphur, which helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, constipation, diabetes, diverticulosis, hypertension, high cholesterol, and migraine.

MSM is also useful in preventing osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, tendonitis and TMJ syndrome. In fact, MSM is a major regulator of immune function, including protection from developing cancer.

If you are not going to commit to eating adequate vegetables and fruits, you may consider concentrates such as tart cherry juice concentrate, ORAC RICH GREENS and Kyani Sunrise. Beyond following an anti-inflammatory diet for chronic pain there are other essential habits to reduce chronic pain.

These include avoiding sugar, artificial foods, fluoridated water and getting adequate physical exercise and sleep. Everything affects everything, and that includes your thinking about life and purpose in life. Happiness is an inside job. Every thought is a prayer.

Anger, anxiety, guilt and depression are inflammatory emotions which can cause as much pain as a big physical injury. You cannot afford the luxury of wallowing in emotional trauma. This means that you need to have personal spiritual awareness.

Each of us is much bigger than any individual. We need an anti-inflammatory attitude towards everything in life. It means we need to sense purpose in our life and to do whatever we can to help others. The single best way to do this is to practice autogenic focus.

Physical exercise is one of the best anti-inflammatory tools, not marathon running, just moderate movement. Walking, yoga, using a vibration platform, bouncing in place are all good. Sitting all day is inflammatory! 

Stress of all kinds is inflammatory. Physical stress, inadequate nutrition, junk food, inactivity, pollution and all emotional distress create inflammation and pain. Total stress reduction is the single greatest way to minimize inflammation 

The anti-inflammatory diet for chronic pain is a life commitment to self-health, which includes every aspect of life – nutrition, sleep, physical activity and attitude. If you need more help then you may benefit from reading 90 Days To Self-Health.

Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your commitment to self-health and reducing chronic pain. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.

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What is Optimal Health and How Can You Achieve It?

Optimal Health is freedom from all signs and symptoms of illness or dysfunction. Assuming you were born with good health and have had excellent childhood nurturing and continuing optimal health habits, you are likely to have optimal health well into your 90’s!

Of course, you have to have adequate food, clothes and shelter and be free of anxiety and depression. For most individuals, this ultimately means being self-actualized, which means being at your very best every day.

Maslow said, “I think of the self-actualizing man not as an ordinary man with something added, but rather as the ordinary man with nothing taken away.”  

Of course, just looking at health habits, at least 97% of people cannot be self-actualized because they lack one to 5 ESSENTIAL health habits!

What is optimal health? The lack of symptoms and dysfunction requires optimal nutrition, exercise and sleep, and relative freedom from the pollution of air and water. 

Optimal nutrition requires 80% vegetables and fruit and 20% protein.

Eighty percent of food sold in the United States is junk, loaded with sugar and artificial additives. In general, potatoes, sugar and white rice should be avoided. That includes all those packaged dry products on the center aisles at grocery stores and at all fast-food restaurants.

Optimal nutrition means eating total calories that provide you a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18 to 24. 

But optimal nutrition is not enough to achieve optimal health. To achieve optimal health you must also:

  • Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes five days a week 
  • Not smoke
  • Drink minimal alcohol
  • Not need any drugs
  • Sleep 7 or 8 hours every night

Beyond the care of your body, optimal health ultimately means that you are happy, that you have a network of friends (true for most people), and are organized and responsible. These are conscientious individuals who live longer and healthier than those who are not conscientious.

For most individuals, it means having a beloved mate and a family, with a home, and a meaningful lifework. The purpose in life is to help other people, and almost all jobs provide something of value to others. 

It also often means having a significant spiritual life. Spiritual health is a feeling of hope, peace, tranquility, and oneness with God and the universe. Meditation, prayer and a wide variety of religious practices keep one feeling positive about life itself. If you do not have such, practice this: Autogenic training Basic Schultz.

There is a lot that is under your control when it comes to achieving optimal health. However, not all is.

The biggest problem in achieving optimal health is avoiding poison!

City water in most cities is polluted with fluoride, one of the worst poisons in the world. If we do not get rid of fluoridation within the next 20 years, there will be no more children. Male sterility today is 20 million sperm count, already down from 150 million 50 years ago!

What is optimal health? Freedom from poison in food, water and air.  Air quality in most cities is far from optimal. In addition, the electromagnetic background is toxic as is the background of radioactivity. Since 1940 background radioactivity has increased many times.

How can you tell if you have optimal health?

Optimally healthy individuals have longer telomeres, the tips of DNA, higher natural levels of DHEA, the natural anti-stress hormone, lower cortisone and adrenalin, normal blood pressure and blood sugar. They work no more than 40 hours a week and take time to enjoy life. They have higher levels of D 3, vitamin C, and antioxidants. They have essentially no symptoms, no anxiety, no depression.

Unfortunately, not more than 3% of Americans enjoy this state of optimal health. 

Are you ready to change your habits to those necessary for optimal health?

So, if you ARE ONE OF THE 97% LACKING ESSENTIAL HABITS, now is the time to come to the rescue of your life and health. Start with your nutrition by avoiding wheat, white rice, potatoes, fast-food restaurants, and everything in the grocery store except vegetables, fruits, dairy, and non-processed meat.

If you do not already eat at least 5 servings of veggies and fruits daily, get ORAC-RICH GREENS and Moringa Olifera Super Mix and add those in a morning slush. Beyond that eat only items in the last paragraph.

What is optimal health? After the diet changes, consider bouncing for health

Then commit to sleeping 7 or 8 hours every night!

Finally, commit to doing Autogenic Training twice every day for 3 months. After 3 months, you will be joining the growing number of happy, longer-living, optimally healthy Americans. Become Self-Actualized.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as a means of building your spiritual health as part of your pursuit of optimal health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.

Rewiring Your Brain

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Is your brain wired for negative thinking?

I have a video to share with you today that I think will change your life, and I don’t say that lightly. But before you watch it, let me first say this… A lot of people really beat themselves up over “negative thinking,” and you may be one of them. And they often feel frustrated with constantly feeling like they can’t get out of patterns of negative emotions, like anger, sadness, loneliness, fear, guilt, shame and more… And while it is, of course, true that in order to create the life we want today, changing our thinking to be more positive, along with changing our emotions, is extremely important and effective for reaching our goals, there’s more to the picture than meets the eye. What most people don’t realize is that.. Negative thinking and negative emotional patterns are actually hardwired into the brain, in one of the most ancient parts of it. Negative thinking specifically is there for a very important reason, which you’ll learn about in the video I’m sharing with you today. If you want to eliminate your negative thinking and negative emotions, so that you can become the most confident, fulfilled, healthy and successful version of yourself, then watch this video as it will change your life:

https://rd117.isrefer.com/go/2019-TWS-ENO-VS1/normshealy/

This video was just put out by my friend and New York Times bestselling author Nick Ortner. It shares fascinating information about this primitive part of the brain that holds us back, why it’s not your fault if you think negatively (like I said, it happens for a reason), and what you can do about it. In the video, Nick will also show you how you can use a technique known as Tapping to literally rewire the neuropathways of the brain to create the life you want (it’s been scientifically proven to do so). He’ll even take you through a simple yet powerful Tapping process with you that will have you instantly feeling positive, energized, and empowered to move your life in the direction you want. Make sure to check it out here. Here’s the reality about negative thinking… It’s hard-wired in our brain for a reason and not easy to overcome unless you have a technique or tool to overcome it. If you feel you get stuck in patterns of negative thinking, take a breath, and know that it’s not your fault. But know that there IS something you can do about it. With this simple video, you’ll learn how to use EFT Tapping to get past this primitive part of the brain and remove the negative thinking, limiting beliefs and chronic negative emotions that stifle our ability to grow and create the life we want.

https://rd117.isrefer.com/go/2019-TWS-ENO-VS1/normshealy/

Enjoy! Norm

P.S. – Nick is releasing this video as part of the lead up to his 11th Annual Tapping World Summit, starting on February 25th. This event has been attended by over 2 million people over the last 10 years. It is a truly life-transforming event that you don’t want to miss out on.

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Best Practices for Pain Free Living

An interview with Dr. Norman Shealy

  1. Live Pain Free® Intro [0:00]
  2. Active Behavioral Pain Modification [1:05]
  3. Control Pain with Sensory Biofeedback [6:39]
  4. Expanding the Electromagnetic Energy Field [10:50]
  5. Past Life Therapy [19:30]
  6. Dr. Shealy’s Resources: Website and Clinic [27:11]
  7. The Five Essential Habits [29:24]
  8. Taking Care of Yourself and Others [34:43]
  9. More Therapies to Explore [39:29]

Listen to interview:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qxv4ntp8d4pc1w1/Dr%20Norman%20Shealy%20-%20Best%20Practices%20for%20Pain-Free%20Living.mp3?dl=0

Optimal Sleep

  • Tryptophan 7000 mg in the morning
  • Add Dr. Shealy’s Essentials 2 in the morning and Lithium orotate 15 mg in the morning
  • Consider 400 to 600 mg of NAC and Acetyl-l-carnitine in the morning
  • Do Autogenic Training twice daily, especially second one as you go to bed
  • Do not eat within 3 hours of going to bed
  • NO light in bedroom except faint red light of a clock
  • No electric device within 3 feet of head
  • Temperature of room 65 to max 68
  • Do gentle yoga movement just before going to bed.
  • Also, a fine time to do second Autogenic Training
  • No vigorous exercise within 3 hours of bed
  • Take a hot soak 3 hours before bed
  • Do moderately vigorous exercise in the morning
  • Use a Fisher-Wallace cranial stimulator one hour in the morning
  • No caffeine after 3 p.m.
  • Use Timed Release melatonin at bedtime. Start with 3 mg and can gradually
  • increase to 10 mg if needed
  • Can add Valerian root 500 to 1000 mg at bedtime
  • Can add kava kava 400 mg at bedtime
  • Use Shealy-Sorin Sleep Induction Mp3 at bedtime
  • Use the Shealy-Sorin RelaxMate 0ne hour on lowest frequency as you fall asleep

Immune Health

For at least one thousand years it has been noted that, even in the worst epidemic, some people do not become ill and some survive the illness. There are many immune system protectors, almost all of which are the result of your day to day habits. These habits can protect you from infections, cancer, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and enhance overall health and longevity. Many are the basics of health itself— conscientiousness: personal responsibility and organization!

  • Normal body mass index of 18-24
  • No smoking
  • Eating lots of fruits, veggies, nuts, blueberries, garlic, turmeric, ginger, oily fish. Dark chocolate an ounce a day
  • Exercising a minimum of 30 minutes 5 to 6 days a week
  • Sleeping 7 or 8 hours every night
  • A minimum of 5000 and up to 10,000 units of D 3 daily
  • A minimum of 2000 mg of vitamin C daily. In serious illnesses, IV vitamin C, 50 to 100 grams– 3 to 20 times
  • A minimum of 10 to 30 mg of astaxanthin, the strongest form of vitamin A, daily
  • A minimum of 100 mg of gamma/delta tocotrienols daily
  • Approximately 25 mg of B complex daily
  • Magnesium lotion twice daily. The soil and commercial veggies are deficient and oral magnesium is poorly absorbed
  • Periodic heat, such as saunas or hot soaks
  • DAILY stress reduction—autogenic training, Biogenics, yoga, Tai Chi, mindfulness, massage, etc.

Trusting My Intuition

Norm Shealy
An article based on Dr. Norm Shealy’s new autobiography, Conversations with G: A Physician’s Encounter with Heaven

During medical school, my intuition got me into trouble. I made a diagnosis I was supposed to be unable to make, doing just a physical exam. The professor severely criticized me and accused me of cheating. Interestingly, two years later he apologized and urged me to intern in internal medicine, even though everyone knew I wanted to be a neurosurgeon.

I also made a diagnosis of sarcoidosis of the pituitary gland, which the professor exclaimed I could not do as I was only a student. He and I co-authored a definitive paper on the subject! But it was in my neurosurgery residency that I became most amazed at the inadequacy and indeed barbarian way of treating pain — a cordotomy, cutting the front half of the spinal cord with a broken off piece of a single-edged razor blade! I also was shocked at the use of drugs for pain and mood problems — they never worked well long-term and created far more problems.

Thus, when I finished training, I spent three years doing basic animal research and came up with two major improvements — spinal cord stimulation and TENS, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, both still used worldwide!

But I soon learned that 94 percent of the chronic pain patients had been so damaged by multiple surgeries, Valium® and Percodan® that they were not candidates for either of my discoveries. Thus in 1971, I made a life-changing decision to quit a busy neurosurgical practice and open a pain clinic. By then, I already had been introduced to electroacupuncture — use of electrical stimulation of acupuncture needles instead of twirling them by hand.

Knowing nothing about psychology or and despising psychiatry, I began with behavioral modification, but soon added Past Life Therapy, biofeedback, autogenic training, and massage therapy, as well as facet rhizotomy, safe denervation of the facet joints.

In 1974 I entered Saybrook University to complete a Ph.D. in humanistic psychology, which resulted in my Biogenics program for retraining the brain. By 1978, I was enthusiastic in Holism and founded the American Holistic Medical Association. Conventional medicine is good for acute illness. Holistic Medicine is far superior for chronic problems.