The use of nature’s substances to support the body while the mind and spirit process and release.
Our culture does not yet have a clear understanding about their personal role in maintaining and preventing disease. Generations born prior to 1960 “grew up”with the present convention medicine. Many people of these generations witnessed the apparent miracles of pharmaceuticals; especially how penicillin changed how we dealt with bacterial illness. Penicllin was like magic for those who had seen so many people die from infections. This created a false sense of reality about health care and responsibility. I’ve heard many older folks say that their health is “their doctor’s job to worry about&. The focus went from sleeping and eating well, staying out of drafts, not working too hard and other immune supportive behaviors to an attitude that promotes use and abuse of their bodies because “modern medicine” had the magic pill that could cure infection in a few days.
In the 1930’s, up and coming natural and gentle remedies and equipment that could cure illness were suppressed. There is some evidence to suggest that, upon his death, Louis Pasteur recanted his germ theory and this was also covered up. The Germ Theory said that germs are the cause of illness and that providing the body with poisons that kill them was the solution. It is said Dr. Pasteur admitted it is the terrain that provides the breeding ground for bacteria, fungi and viruses to proliferate and create illness or disease. Dr. Charles Mayo stated: “We are all afraid of germs because we are ignorant of them. Germs are outside, what we should be afraid of is lowered resistance from within.” In essence Pasteur and Mayo were saying that it is the balance or lack thereof of the body’s inner environment that allow the bacteria virus or fungi to take hold and cause us symptoms.
Today, most people born between 1960 and 2000 have grown up with conventional medicine being the norm. The natural supplements, salves, powders and herbs used by doctors prior to 1940, completely forgotten and certainly not used by any conventionally trained M.D.. But yet, we continue to see younger people becoming serious and chronically ill much before age 30 and the only solution offered by most M.D.’s are pharmaceuticals that simply keep the problem at bay but do not address the cause in order to resolve it. We hear regularly in the news about “superbugs” but we don’t hear about why they exist in the first place or that anything is being done to stop their evolution. Essentially then we have nearly 4 generations of people who have no idea how to keep their bodies healthy through supplements and basic behaviors and certainly do not know how to heal an illness naturally without the use of harsh chemicals.
Practically any nutrient the body needs to maintain itself or heal a particular disease (nutrient deficiency) is available in a natural form. It can be an herb, a homeopathic, a supplement such as probiotics or green drink, water, or even food. Yes, even food can be medicine. Certain foods when taken in certain qualities can cause harm and others can heal. Entire books are written on this subject (see Resources section). Special restrictive diets used by dietitions and M.D.’s are not designed to heal a condition but to keep the illness at bay. Diets designed to heal a condition use whole foods only and restrict only things that feed the conditon. For example, no where in conventional medicine does anyone tell you that cancer feeds on sugar and to avoid all forms of sugar when the body is fighting cancer. On a diet designed to heal the body of cancer refined sugar is a restricted food but refined sugar is not a necessary nutrient to sustain life. Sugars created from carbohydrates are necessary for life but these are less restricted.
The mistake most natural practitioners make with special diets is allowing the client to feel that they will have to restrict their diets in this manner for the rest of their lives. This is not true because food or supplements or herbal formulas are and should always be considered a bridge. A “bridge” is something that ties over our body’s nutrient deficiency until the energy in place which is the root cause of the problem is released. Once the energy is released then the organ or tissue will no longer need the assistance of the herb, food or supplement. For most of this this can take some months or even years but when utilizing the One Brain® System to resolve the underlying energetic cause of the imbalance, eventually, the body will reject (by having symtoms indicative of overuse) of the supplement or herb. Sometimes as awareness increases through defusion our issues, we simply stop talking the supplement and we then notice that the sypmtoms for which we began taking said supplement no longer exist.
Many people think that they can simply substitute an herb for a pharmaceutical they are taking for a condition. This should only be undertaken once the client is clearly on a path of resolving the underlying non-conscious cause of the problem. There are a few conditions that can be suited to substitution but many are not. These types of issues are best addressed by a TCM practitioner or other qualified natural health care provider. Many of the Traditional Chinese Medicine colleges create formulas, upon request by clients, to match their pharmaceutical drug protocol. These are master herbalists with extensive education and experience to do this kind of matching.
On my personal journey I have gone on and off of various supplements as I move through defusing my issues. The supplements filled a void in my physiology until I moved enough of the underlying cause to allow those organs to function more efficiently without the use of them. This is how supplements are used most effectively.
Due to the depletion of soil in which our foods are grown, there is a need to supplement some basic nutrients that are not gotten from the soil by the vegetable, particularly if organic fresh vegetables are not regularly eaten. This type of daily supplementation may be required on an ongoing basis to maintain adequate amounts of minerals and vitamins for cellular metabolism. In addition to vitamins and minerals there are other supplements that can be required on an ongoing basis in order to maintain health. Supplements such as probiotics or green drinks are good to have on hand to take during times of overwork or stress. Stress depletes the beneficial bacteria in the gut that is responsible for producing certain B-Vitamins and maintaining a strong immunity against germs passing through the system in foods or drink. Green drinks are useful during times of stress and poor eating habits because they assist the body by alkalizing the blood. Sress causes the blood to come acidic which is a provides a good environment for the growth of bacteria, fungi and viruses.
One can fill their medicine chest with all types of natural subsitutes for over the counter drugs such as White Willow Bark for Asprin. Certain over the counter pain relievers actually harm certain types of cells in the body. This provides another basis for which to seek out the natural alternative to a pain relief remedy. Using these safer alternatives could provide a healthier life.
While there are many uses for supplements the most effective use is as a bridge. When we acknowledge a symptom as a symptom of a deeper problem but use these natural safe alternatives to help improve our symptoms while we dig out the deeper cause, we make our journey more comfortable while not harming the body if we used harsher chemicals to deal with the symptom.
For information about supplements see a supplement specialist at Native Sun Natural Foods in Jacksonville, FL.
Author: Bethann Vetter
Bethann Vetter is a Holistic Therapist, Medium and Teacher. She uses frequency balancing tools via her Mediumship in Trance skills to locate and provide the frequencies your unique set of imbalances requires. She uses her own subtle energy body technique, Epigenetic Reprogramming to help you clear subconscious level blocks. Frequency Specific Microcurrent is used for specific cellular level healing. Classes are available in active meditation skills such as mediumship and trance healing skills. Trance Healing sessions called QHHT© are also offered. Her frequency balancing ability works similar to the way Edgar Cayce worked. She tunes in to your issues and provides you with the necessary information, substances you might need as well as adjusting your frequency to a higher harmonic level. Her work is done by appointment only at a distance or in her office in Jacksonville Beach, FL.