Release date: November 17th, 2014 / Last revised: November 17th, 2014
Unification and Remaining Flexible
For the purpose of instilling balance, do recognize that not only have many of the most extraordinary and critical discoveries pertaining to life, death, health and sickness, been made by members of the medical profession, although such discoveries were still kept out of medical journals and education curricula and circulated to the public entirely through channels outside of the medical system, but there are also areas of health care where modern medicine still shines – biometric health screenings and advanced diagnostics (although not all of it is relevant) as well as emergency and surgical interventions being a few notable areas of which many of us have benefitted and still can benefit from, should it be necessary.
So, albeit a number of people in the so-called “alternative” health fields may feel strongly compelled to dismiss modern medicine entirely, due to terrible past experiences or otherwise, and that many members of the medical profession due to their more than decade-long training and resulting belief systems do dismiss all of us, let’s not overlook the contributions they have made and the ways we can still benefit from their expertise in times of need.
“Anyone who acts upon these discoveries does so on [his/her] own by applying [his/her] own free agency. At this point in time, these discoveries will not take the place of a surgeon or doctor, for there are times when specialized services are needed. But generally speaking, the doctor of the future, as Thomas Edison said, ‘will give no medicine but will interest (teach) his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.’ And I now know that a person cannot completely fulfill the role of the doctor of the future without a knowledge of how the blood proteins produce the conditions that cause loss of energy and death at the cell level.” ~ Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D.
It comes down to knowing exactly what it is you need from the medical professionals you consult, so that you’re always the one in charge. If, following any diagnostic procedures, they happen to give you a “XYZ disease” label of any kind, hear them out, but let them know they can keep the label and do not surrender your power by succumbing to the fear they may instill in you. Understand that without this research – which most of them have been shielded from, whether intentional or not – they are just as clueless as anyone else would be regarding the cause, prevention of and how to conquer the health challenges we face.
In similar nature, we in the healing arts, too, must try and cease the infighting over what discrepancies may exist between us. As we all share a commitment to health and healing, we are all part of the same team and we must begin to recognize each other as colleagues to work with instead of competitors to struggle against. To learn from each other doesn’t mean we have to copy each other; but we can serve the function of exposing each other to new information and findings. Each of us may not have a relevant place to fit it in the new information right now, but it may well be of benefit to us later on as our understanding and awareness increases. We have all developed belief systems based on past programming and life-events, these beliefs of which can have the inhibitive, misfortunate effect of serving to limit our growth and experience of life. To transcend this obstacle and move forward will require a discerning openness and a spirit that is willing to learn by exposure to new experiences. When exposed to new ideas, it is wise to be open to possibility coupled with healthy skepticism. The information and findings you will encounter on your journey may be relevant to you immediately, in time, or may never be relevant – just be mindful of that.
The Importance of a Full-Spectrum Health Model
Your understanding of the prime issue at hand and the “why,” thus far, has hopefully increased. We’ll begin moving toward the resolution and the “how” behind it.
You’re coming to understand some key aspects of the healing process. If you were to visualize a circle with, say, 8 component parts, all collectively constituting a more or less complete model for healing, you should quickly realize that as you fill in each of the 8 parts (example provided below) with an item necessary or conducive to the healing process, the fewer of these items you integrate into your plan of action the less, if any, or slower progress you will make.
If you have 8 items and “diet/nutrition” and “supplements” is 2 of them, and these two happen to be the only components you’re putting into action to support your body in healing itself, that’s great, it’s a step in the right direction, but just bear in mind that – depending on your unique needs and challenges – it may not be sufficient enough to carry you the whole way through; in other words, you may make some progress and then encounter a plateau. If this happens and you do not sense the plateau and respond accordingly, you could find yourself following the same course of action for potentially years with little or no positive outcome.
What people tend to do – if they recognize that they’re approach isn’t producing any further results – is they’ll jump from (a) one diet and set of supplements that supposedly “failed them” to (b) another diet and set of supplements yet while still only fulfilling 2 out of 8 components of an effective health restorative model. If their new and similarly ineffective approach doesn’t pan out they’ll be running around in circles not understanding why they aren’t improving through all the different programs, until they may eventually give up and utter the classic signature admission of defeat, “I’ve tried everything!”
If they exchange the diet and supplements with 2 new things, like (1) deep breathing and (2) emotional healing work, and then proceed to rely exclusively on these two new items, they’re committing the same error again: 2 out of 8.
Now, what if instead they were to combine diet, supplements, deep breathing AND emotional work? That would constitute 4 out of 8, an approach potentially twice as effective as what they were doing previously and may be just sufficient enough to enable complete reversal of their health challenges in time. Conversely, if incremental transitioning isn’t part of that plan, this alone can negate much of the positive effects as they sling themselves into unnecessary adverse reactions simply from trying to “run faster than they are able.” As an example, if you jump from a diet predominated by junk food, to a diet of just raw, organic plant foods, or perhaps straight into an extended water fast, you can experience undesirable effects and as a result blame it on the diet or fast when it is your body that wasn’t yet ready to be pushed in that direction of diet or fasting.
The treatments of Doctors Joseph M. Waltz, M.D. and Björn E. W. Nordenström, M.D., as an example, would’ve constituted a temporary but powerful 1 out of 8 for every patient that didn’t make any further adjustments in their lives besides having electrical stimulation treatment(s). This, for a lot of patients, would mean promising initial results followed by relapses and return of same, similar or new symptoms.
It is this realization that has urged various figures in the health field to convey to people that, although we have very powerful options available to us, there are no one-size-fits-all plans, no “perfect” diets, no magic cure-all products (whether natural, synthetic or chemical), and no miracle treatments or therapies of any kind that will resolve the health challenges of all persons across the board who may give these things a try.
Remember, healing is fostered on multiple dimensions: our mental awareness, emotional field, physical body and spiritual essence. If you aren’t already living in accordance with at least some of the pure laws and principles, it can take the adoption of a completely new “way of life” to finally have a breakthrough.
As you begin to take action, always apply wisdom and use transition, even with initiatives as subtle and apparently benign as taking a series of breaths of life or rebounding. While mild symptoms of elimination are to be expected, strong healing crises are a signal that the body is being pushed beyond physiologic limits and the latter is not what we should be aiming to instigate. Slow down and grant your body a chance to recuperate whenever you feel it necessary.
The message is simple:
We cannot rely on just diet and/or supplements, therapies and/or deep breathing, exercise and/or relaxation, and so forth, and expect to succeed every time. We can have a pristine diet or take outstanding products, but with absence of life-giving attitudes and habits, with shallow breathing patterns, inadequate rest and sleep cycles, too stressful a lifestyle, still smothering our bodies with toxic personal care products and overall having too little emphasis on other aspects that would complement our approach well, success can be limited. We must clean up our act the best we can.
This is why regardless of whichever fixed diet system you may choose to name, whether it be a raw vegan diet; fruitarian diet; macrobiotic diet; raw or cooked paleolithic/primal diet; metabolic type/dosha type/blood type/personality type diets and onward, you will find successes just as you will find those with lesser congruent experiences, albeit an estimated ratio of successes to failures may vary profoundly between each style of diet (note that any diet that is an improvement over, say, a Standard American Diet, can and will produce promising results for some people) and the associated lifestyle modifications that authors and teachers suggest should go along with it.
Also, if whichever approach you undergo does not (1) involve effectively preventing further blood plasma proteins from rushing out from the bloodstream to get trapped around cells, while serving to (2) unlock and dissipate the already trapped plasma proteins and keep the proteins in constant circulation to reestablish and maintain the dry state, get oxygen to cells and turn on the electrical generators, you will have little or no success. And if most cells in an area of fluid retention are beyond the range of irrigation from the blood capillaries, there’s only so much or little even the most potent orally ingested products/foods (e.g. cannabis oil, superfood blends, moringa oleifera, black seed oil, quinton marine plasma, herbs, essential oils, glandulars, UNDA numbered compounds and other homeopathic remedies, seaweed, etc.) can do.
Prevention and true healing is facilitated through a holistic orientation. Each of us must do our best to obey the mental, nutritional and physical laws of health and peace within the context of transition and WITHOUT CREATING STRESS. The body will dictate to us that the healing process is not a race to “win as fast as possible.” Don’t be disappointed if you cannot apply every change needed, at once, or if you can’t stick with the changes 100% at all times – and don’t cause yourself to worry because of it. It all requires time and persistence; to reverse the mess we’ve created takes work.
Additionally, we cannot pay someone to cover every angle of what there is to consider, in under 2 hours, and therefore, it is important to bear in mind that even if we’re working with a practitioner or counsellor it is wise that we still take our time to learn the process, laws and principles, for at the end of the day it is each of us that must apply what we learn as we go along.
“These discoveries need to be learned by the bulk of the general population for them to help themselves! Otherwise cancer and heart disease, etc. will needlessly continue to destroy lives. Not even a thousand practitioners can do more for you than you can do for yourself. The answers lie with the subject – not any number of practitioners. It is therefore not enough for nurses and doctors to understand this science even if they will. Only you can activate or effectuate your lymphatic system as often as you should.” ~ Prof. Karl J. West, president of the International Academy of Lymphology
We’re slowly transcending an era of dependency on products, special diet programs, fad-type “healthy living” programs as well as those we pay to help us, who will tell us what to do, but won’t teach and empower us to become as independent as they can enable us to be.
The forthcoming era is one of education, awareness, enlightenment and self-empowerment, which is imperative, because, as a nation’s purchasing power declines, as is now occurring globally, many of the options available to people are economically beyond their reach. If you can’t afford expensive supplements, treatments or the sometimes exorbitant consulting fees of top-of-the-line medical or holistic doctors and specialists, then it’s considerably advantageous to be in an empowered position to still be able to help yourself; to still have powerful options open to you.
Requisites for Healing
To enable the aerobic life process and inspire advanced healing at the cell level, there are three principal needs you must fulfill:
Oxygen is a key ingredient to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP), without which you cannot ignite and keep a cell’s electrical engine going.
Health can be defined as “the generation and balance of electrical energy,” and we know that our health, strength and endurance depends on the energy currents which run through the body. It is the rotation of the positive sodium and potassium ions that generates the electricity, and this awareness also enables our understanding of why a measurable reduction in the energy field, or biofield, of the human body has been found to precede manifestation of disease, as was confirmed as far back as the late 1930’s by Prof. Harold S. Burr, Ph.D. (1889-1973) of Yale University School of Medicine. (See ‘Harold Burr’s Biofields: Measuring the Electromagnetics of Life‘[PDF].)
Energy is one of the foundational elements of activating lymphatic vessels, jumpstarting the electric generators, as well as unlocking and dissipating clustered plasma proteins in any area of the body that is permeated by energy.
To keep cells fed and cleaned and to keep fluids from accumulating, the delicate mineral balance from getting altered, and to make sure the leaked plasma proteins are efficiently retrieved and returned to the bloodstream, the lymphatic system must be kept activated on a frequent basis to create the conditions that will enable the bloodstream to do its job.
These are the primary needs you must fulfill to the best of your ability and – as you’ve learned – there are several ways to accomplish this and here is also where you may come to understand why different methods are limited in efficacy when relied upon as exclusive measures:
If you, as an example, rely exclusively on oxygen products or therapies, you will increase the oxygen in the bloodstream (which will have no effect on any cells outside the range of irrigation) but a limited increase in electrical energy and no improved lymphatic circulation.
With energy techniques and therapies alone, you unlock and dissipate plasma proteins and activate the lymphatics in a localized area, but in most cases you do not increase overall circulation and there is limited increase in blood oxygenation.
If you use lymph drainage massage techniques alone, you increase lymphatic circulation, but you do not unlock or dissipate plasma proteins, nor do you have any meaningful increase in cellular oxygenation or electrical potential.
That’s why the Art of Lymphasizing was designed to involve a foundational core series of self-help speed healing and pain relief techniques and sequences that cover all three bases (deep breathing is involved with all techniques) and can be applied even if wheel-chair bound or sick-abed (bedridden):
1.) Deep Breathing Techniques:
You greatly increase oxygenation of the bloodstream – WITHOUT oxygen products – and put pressure on the thoracic duct at each peak of inhalation, creating a suction effect to propel lymph fluid throughout the entire body. In addition, with the magnified thought wave and visualization breathing techniques, the electrical energy generated can be mentally directed into any area in need, hence giving you the ability to fulfill all three principal needs with breathing techniques alone.
Confirmed to increase lymph circulation by lymphologist and member of the International Society of Lymphology, Avigdor Zelikovsky, M.D., from Israel.
Dr. C. Samuel West, N.D. (1932-2004) regarded proper aerobic lymphasizing on a “lymphasizer” (a mini trampoline/rebounder) as having an extra set of lungs. And when combined with deep breathing, you fulfill all three principal needs.
Bouncing on a quality rebound device provides, among a myriad of significant and health conducive effects (as expounded in a NASA Study), a way of compressing tissues (which pumps fluid and blood plasma proteins out of the interstitial spaces with each compression) without added negative stress on the joints. It conditions and tones all the cells of the body by generating a positive form of stress which each cell adapts to by becoming stronger, and it also massages the millions of one-way check valves that line the lymphatic vessels (these prevent lymph fluid from flowing backwards thus maintaining one-way circulation) to increase lymph circulation. This happens as a result of the pressure generated below the valves at the top of every bounce, causing the valves to open, and propelling lymph fluid forward.
In short: lymph is pumped out of the tissue spaces at the bottom of the bounce and is propelled forward at the top of the bounce.
This activity is amongst the very best ways to systemically improve lymph flow, second only to deep diaphragmatic breathing, the latter being the primary lymphatic “pump,” if you will, and also the single most effective way of activating the lymphatic system throughout the entire body with every deep breath taken. The benefits are even greater when proper rebounding is combined with deep breathing.
The secret to rebounding is that it can be done as a method of exercise or for healing purposes, the latter having a very distinctive process and is what will be focused on henceforth.
When rebounding for healing purposes, the key is to generate and build the energy in the body. If this is carried out correctly, you will be able to bounce for hours and hours at varying intervals of low and high exertion without getting tired and without experiencing fatigue in the body, and at the end of the session you should have more energy in the body than when you first started the session.
Every session is initiated with a foundational 30-minute (or longer if desired) bouncing that is done by gently bouncing up and down WITHOUT the feet leaving the mat. If you’re very toxic or sensitive, you may have to gradually build up to the 30 minutes and beyond.
When exercising on a rebounder, you only get the benefits produced from compressing and relaxing the tissues and increasing lymph flow – which are great benefits of course – but you create fatigue in the body at the same time, which is lost energy that could’ve been used for healing. Added stress on the adrenal glands is also produced which lowers dopamine and acetylcholine neurotransmitters (necessary for elimination and also filtration through the kidneys) and increases your adrenalins.
When using it for healing, however, which is a process Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N, N.D. (1932-2004) called “aerobic lymphasizing,” a process that always begins with the 30-minute foundational bioelectric gentle bounce for health – jumping on the trampoline without the feet leaving the mat as outlined earlier – the goal is to generate and build energy in the body, which can be mentally directed into the endocrine glands, organs and other specific parts of the body for [sometimes near-immediate] pain relief and to cause regeneration to take place through various sequences and techniques executed during the foundational 30-minute or longer sessions.
Once the foundation is in place and, at minimum, the endocrine glands have been turned on, you then optionally proceed to following a complete routine of alternating higher and lower intensity bouncing methods to strengthen and tighten various parts of the body. Deep breathing and powerful affirmations are a part of the entire program.
If done right, you notice that despite having increased heart rate, perspiring, and moving the body vigorously for one or several hours straight, you’ll have more energy in the body at the end of the session than you did in the beginning of it. As Dr. West put it in his book ‘The Golden Seven Plus One‘, “If you cause stress or fatigue [in your body], you’re exercising, not lymphasizing.” It is the exercising aspect of rebounding that Robert Morse, N.D. doesn’t recommend if you aren’t filtering sediment via the kidneys first, due to the decreased neurotransmitter output necessary for facilitating proper elimination.
If we look at Dr. West’s work, he was likely the first person to discover the real healing power of rebounding, while everyone else were only focusing on what rebounding did for the lymphatic system. The first time he saw a person bouncing on a mini trampoline a theory shot through his mind and it was as follows:
There are magnetic fields going around the earth from north to south. In electrical engineering it is understood that if you constantly rotate an armature in a magnetic field, it will convert mechanical energy into electrical energy (the energy produced by turning the armature in the magnetic fields).
So, Dr. West’s idea was that the body would act like the armature when bouncing up and down through the magnetic fields of the earth, which would convert the mechanical energy into bioelectric energy, and this energy could then be used as one of several ways to magnify the thought wave to mentally direct the energy into the endocrine glands, organs and specific parts of the body to relieve pain and cause healing, with certain techniques taught in his book and through the Applied Lymphology Course taught through the International Academy of Lymphology he founded.
An important thing to consider is using a quality rebound device, as they will make for a more effortless bounce, meaning that it takes less exertion for the body to make the jump.
Poor quality trampolines, most mattresses, or worse yet, jumping on the floor/hard surface, will make for what is called a “dead bounce,” where your body is doing most or all of the work when jumping and this takes tremendous energy away from the body and also causes a level of stress on our joints that most of us aren’t conditioned to handle long-term.
Now, if energy is generated through the bioelectric gentle bounce for health, but is spent to compensate for the added exertion efforts of jumping on a hard or “dead bounce” surface (poor quality trampolines included), then you won’t receive much benefit from it.
“To know how to use a Lymphasizer [rebounder] properly, you must know what to look for when you do it. It took me over five years to recognize it. The secret of lymphasizing is endurance. Endurance is hard to recognize because it happens so gradually that you take it for granted. Therefore, let endurance, without causing negative stress such as pain or fatigue at any step in this lymphasizing program, be the key to your progress. The secret to endurance is: ‘How long can you do it, and keep your body feeling like you’re sitting in a chair.’ This is contrary to almost every other physical fitness program you have ever heard about. Most of them force you to go to the point of stress. Therefore, people have been conditioned to think, ‘If I don’t feel any bad effects, it isn’t doing me any good.’” ~ Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D., from ‘The Golden Seven Plus One’ (p. 155)
To properly learn the aerobic lymphasizing program and much more, acquire, read and reference Dr. West’s book ‘The Golden Seven Plus One’.
3.) Stroking Tissues
Confirmed to increase lymph circulation by lymphologist and member of the International Society of Lymphology, Prof. Waldemar L. Olszewski, M.D., from Poland.
Various light, fast stroking techniques (with little or no pressure applied). Just as when we slide across a carpet, electricity is generated, and when the electricity generated from stroking and rubbing the body permeates the tissues, the bioelectric energy will dissipate the plasma proteins and activate lymphatic vessels in that area.
The stroking techniques are excellent for lymphedema issues (where making sure to apply no more than very little pressure is important) as it accelerates the flow of fluid in the area that they are applied. A feather duster can be used instead of hands for this purpose.
4.) Compressing Tissues:
Each time tissues are compressed, minute quantities of fluids and untrapped plasma proteins are pumped out of the tissue spaces. In addition, the one-way check valves are massaged causing lymph fluid to be propelled unidirectionally. When rebounding, all tissues of the body are compressed simultaneously at the bottom of each bounce and the check valves open up at the top of every bounce.
This is where the raw foods, energy techniques and therapies, electrical devices and the ingested, energy-concentrated products (herbs, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, mineral blends, etc.) come in. The greater we master the science of Applied Lymphology and the Art of Lymphasizing, the less our need for products and therapeutic services will be, as we become better capable of devising our own approach and customizing the techniques to achieve the same effects we’re getting from the product(s) we’re taking. So until you become proficient in applying what you will have learned (it doesn’t take long to get started), you may still need to rely on certain products and therapeutic services to help yourself along.
Once you learn the self-help techniques, the next series of questions are: which techniques to use, in what order to apply them, how frequent, and for how long? You see, that’s the trick. Because the answer will change with every new situation depending on severity, needs and circumstances. There’s a learning process involved to master it. There are general guidelines however.
Remember, if you successfully remove trapped proteins and poisons, but there are still any of such substances left in the tissue spaces, they will reproduce the problem and in time reverse any progress you will have made if you stop too soon. (This is how you become a lifelong patient/client always requiring periodic treatment.)
Certain techniques are applied for 15-30 seconds (e.g. pressure-massage-stroke technique), others for 5-10 minutes or longer (e.g. the bioelectric pinpoint or bioelectric energy field techniques) at a time. If you have a serious problem or injury, a general plan may look like this:
Day 1: Apply a technique for 15-30 seconds every 3-5 minutes for the first 30-60 minutes. Then every 15 minutes thereafter for the remainder of the day.
If you have a really serious problem, you’ll set an alarm to wake you up every 30-60 minutes during the night to work on the affected area(s). Some situations (major acute injuries generally) will require that you stay awake and keep focused on working on the problem-area non-stop and even overnight, potentially for a few days straight (whether at home or at the hospital, if you can).
Day 2: Apply a technique for 15-60 seconds every 30 minutes.
Day 3: Apply a technique for 15-60 seconds every hour. (Continue this frequency beyond day 3 if needed.)
Day 4: Apply a technique for 15-60 seconds every 2 hours.
Day 5+: Apply a technique for 15-60 seconds, 3-5 times each day until satisfactory healing of the condition/injury has been effectuated.
At this point, apply the techniques several times a week, eventually extending this to several times a month for maintenance.
The above plan should be adjusted as to make sure techniques are being applied as often as necessary, which is contingent on the severity of the issue.
In some instances you may need the assistance of family members or friends so that techniques can be applied in rotation around the clock to invoke rapid healing, or to be applied on difficult-to-reach areas of the body. Alternatively, an herbal or magnet application that is kept on while you rest can also work.
The longer it takes before we initiate our approach to reverse the injury the more plasma proteins, fluid and sodium will have had a chance to accumulate around the cells, and the longer it will tend to take to heal and the more difficult it can be. As noted in a prior article, if you allow your smashed finger to swell up (waiting too long to take action), reversing the damage will require much more effort, which is why knowing what to do in acute situations, before the injuries happen, is critical. That said, even long-term, chronic health challenges can respond rapidly to the speed-healing techniques; rapidly, meaning within hours to a few days if you remain consistent with applying the techniques. How fast it occurs is generally influenced by how long you’ve been caring for your body through a clean diet and other means and how well your emunctories are functioning.
With the sequences that are taught and demonstrated through the Complete Applied Lymphology course materials offered through the International Academy of Lymphology and Clarity University, such as the “Electric Power Plants” sequence and “Heal and Purify the Body” lymphasizing (with or without a rebounder) sequence, these should be performed just as frequently. (They are however of longer duration.)
To facilitate the fulfillment of the principal needs, it is also important to emphasize:
- Detoxification and depuration;
- Consuming the appropriate foods that will enable #1, shore up nutritional needs and restore balance and stability; if circumstances demand, temporary implementation of certain supplements or remedies, whether natural/whole-food or synthetic, should be invoked until satisfactory physiologic homeostasis has been achieved. (Remember transition!); and
- Employing any supportive therapeutic modalities or counselling that may be of relevance to further facilitate your healing process (if affordability permits).
Your channels of elimination, or emunctories, must be able to cope with the rate at which you’re mobilizing and circulating toxic waste material through your system to be expelled from the body. The lymphasizing sequences are performed to target and restore all key organs (emunctories and non-emunctories) and endocrine glands of the body, but any additional support you can take advantage of – particularly for the colon, kidneys and liver – could be of meaningful benefit.
A decent colon hydrotherapy protocol is worth considering. As per Robert Morse, N.D., there should be a minimum of 30-45 days of preparation time eating a clean fruit and vegetable diet. Suggested additions during this time are 30-days use of a quality stomach and intestinal formula and optionally adrenal and nervous-enhancing botanicals. Unless circumstances require additional treatments, 3-5 colon hydrotherapy sessions should be sufficient for most people, while continued work on the colon can be facilitated through diet, intestinal herbal formulas and colon cleansing kits; this is to minimize any chance of intestinal enervation from too many colonic sessions underwent within a short time period leading to dependency due to constipation. Enervation to the point of constipation is generally seen in people with compromised autonomic nervous systems and poorly functioning adrenal glands.
The kidneys can be cleaned, supported and strengthened with proper diet, herbs and certain juices; the same applies to the liver. Any other specific area of the body that could use some extra help can be supported in a similar fashion.
Diet and Transition
With respect to diet and fasting, that which we can learn from Dr. Morse and Prof. Arnold Ehret (1866-1922) complements what Dr. West taught and wrote about, exceedingly well, for while the self-help speed healing techniques and sequences interlaced with enhancing affirmations, are powerful, certain aspects of Dr. West’s dietary recommendations (although he did hold “fruits, vegetables and sprouts” in high regard for meeting our needs), particularly the recipes he suggested, are fairly outdated with our current knowledge as well as increased awareness of how toxic or poorly cultivated our food sources have since become.
Dr. West emphasized a diet that was predominant in high water-content foods (to replenish water lost from the bloodstream) rich in fructose/glucose, dissolved electrolytes and other nutrients. Fresh and organic fruits, vegetables and sprouts fit the bill perfectly.
Like Dr. Morse, he also regarded fructose as a superior sugar to glucose, and once stated during a recorded lecture (Human Sacrifice in America), “What is the primary source of glucose for the body? The primary source of glucose is fruits, vegetables and grains; the complex carbohydrates, not the simple ones. Not the refined sugars- that’s what gets you. But the complex carbohydrates: the glucose, the galactose, the fructose. These sugars are released very slowly in the bloodstream. And because fructose – the fruit sugar – is such a good source of energy, it is released twice as slowly in the bloodstream as the other two. Not only that, [but] poisons can block galactose and glucose from being assimilated from the bloodstream. But the poisons cannot block the fructose; the fructose has an entirely separate system of being assimilated and it’ll go through where nothing else can.”
The priority is to not run faster than you are able, but to run fast enough so you will reach your goal in a timely manner. Do not put stress on your body from transitioning too rapidly or through a sudden decision to push limits (for instance, too early an attempt at embarking on an extended fruit mono-style diet or any type of liquid fasting) unless the situation absolutely demands it.
“Most health writers say—Here’s a good food, come and eat! Professor Ehret says—Here’s good food, watch out, it can kill you! He taught that nothing needs more supervision than when a person begins to eat good food. Fruit is a relentless house-cleaner. If we try to eat a fruit too fast, it can pull the excess sodium out, dissipate the clustered proteins and release too much fluid with the build-up of toxic waste into the bloodstream, and we can become sick.
Now we know why fruit may make you sick while it heals you. If this should begin to happen, eat a hamburger or something that will ‘trap’ the proteins. The cleansing action will be slowed down, and you will feel better immediately. Fruit can make you feel sick while it heals you; a hamburger can make you feel better while it kills you.” ~ Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D., The Golden Seven Plus One, p. 217
NOTE: There are of course more appropriate options for “slowing down” with, in lieu of absolute junk food.
With knowledge and balanced practice of the Art of Lymphasizing, there will be no need to overcompensate in a dietary manner since making advancements won’t hinge entirely on the foods you eat, but, rather, on how well you distribute your efforts throughout each component of your healing plan. It is beyond question that uncooked, biologically compatible food – as nature prepared it for us – are the kind of foods we should consume, but it takes time to prepare our fairly defective bodies for a level where we can do so, exclusively, without causing stress, pushing our body’s limits, or encountering the inevitable, psychological reality of near-constantly thinking, craving or talking about food. Most people do not grasp the gravity of the complications we have and currently continue to create, for through generational ignorance and apathy, we have managed to dig for our entire species a very deep, dark hole, one that entails much suffering, one that the ever-expanding health care and health product industries haven’t been able to scratch the surface of, one that any system predicated on symptom-treatment is no longer effective for, it is one that will take major re-education, perseverance and great difficulty to pull ourselves out of, provided humanity hasn’t yet crossed the point of no return as was the concern of Dr. West and which is currently one of Dr. Morse’s major concerns.
Prof. Ehret always aimed to make the transition process as devoid of frustration on his patient’s end as he was able to rather than maintaining an out-of-reach, idealistic framework which they were to be expedited through. He emphatically stated, “I differ from the raw food ‘fanatics’ because the food value is not important in a diet of healing. It is of more importance that the patient should and shall enjoy his change of diet during the transition until his tastes and conditions have improved.”
Ehret’s approach was well-devised, for he made certain to the best of his ability that little or no stress was caused in the un-acclimated patient, in effect preventing events of subtle retrogression from having capillary pores dilated. Beyond being simply a diet, he proclaimed the Mucusless Diet Healing System as a meticulously deployed and individually tailored clinical therapy of eating. It’s important that you do enjoy the transition and the changes you’re making, and that such changes are made at a pace that is manageable for you to cope with, otherwise undue difficulties will be met and any potential success is compromised.
“The reason doctors and even Naturopaths in general, as well as the layman, do not believe in a FRUIT diet or MUCUSLESS diet, is simply this: Whoever experiments without experience with this diet of healing, whether sick or well, loses his faith immediately, as soon as he has a crisis, becomes what he believes to be ‘seriously ill,’ that is to say, a day on which a great amount of dissolved waste, debris, mucus and other poisons are taken back into the circulation, a day of great elimination.” ~ Prof. Arnold Ehret, The Mucusless Diet Healing System
Dr. Morse teaches us how we can respond through dietary means in situations of urgent nature, through various sorts of strict mono-diets and fasting, where circumstances dictate little time for gradual, carefully carried out transitioning. However, once the critical phases have passed, it is important that the transition is not skipped over but instead embraced.
Other aspects of diet to consider is quantity of, when, and how frequently food is eaten, as well as how meals are combined. You may find one to all of five of the following components apparent in many effective approaches to diet for healing: (1) there is emphasis on proper food combining for optimal digestion, (2) there is emphasis on eating less vs. more, (3) there is emphasis on having the first meal later in the day than what is usual, in effect skipping breakfast, (4) there is focus on thoroughly chewing one’s food for optimal digestion, and (5) smaller, more frequent portions, as in grazing, is preferred in place of having fewer, large meals.
The first four concepts were respectively popularized by Herbert M. Shelton (1895-1985) in ‘Food Combining Made Easy‘, by Prof. Ehret in the ‘Mucusless Diet Healing System‘, by Edward H. Dewey (1837-1904) in ‘The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure‘, and by Horace Fletcher (1849–1919) in ‘Fletcherism: What It Is or How I Became Young at Sixty‘, while the fourth component is suggested by Dr. Morse and others. In basic summary: Eat simple, well-combined meals; eat less; skip breakfast (have liquid instead); chew more. Individually, each of these methods can produce significant positive effects on a long-term basis.
It is recommended that you eventually study the above aspects of eating, as consuming what can be considered “too much,” in an attempt to follow certain calorie rules, is proving to be highly problematic for a large number of people during the process of healing. Slowly adapt these methods to your own unique situation as you’re able (factoring in activity levels and occupational requirements); and as your body becomes cleaner and more efficient, you will find that it gets considerably easier to sustain energy and strength without the need for copious quantities of food or stimulants.
Resources elsewhere on GrapeGate.com delve into the diet aspect of the healing process, also touching on dietary transitioning.
We Must Mediate Conflict, Mitigate Stress and Establish Peace
Psychological and physical stress can arise to varying degrees. In effect, there’s the subtle damaging nature of mild tension and frustration, and there is the outright destructive nature of injury- or non injury-induced trauma, traumatic shock and surgical shock, which, when occurring on a sudden extreme scale, will result in near-immediate death. On less extreme scales, it will invariably lead to slow death in a matter of hours to days if left unaddressed and not treated accordingly. Dr. Cecil K. Drinker, M.D. (1887-1956) of Harvard Medical School investigated this phenomenon in the early 1930’s and found that shock was the leading cause of deaths amongst moderately-wounded soldiers in the battlefields, which were most of them. This is why the research stated decades ago by Doctors H. S. Mayerson (1900-1985) and Arthur C. Guyton (1919-2003) indicates that trapped plasma proteins can cause our death within about 24 hours and that it could happen in as little as a few hours.
(Textbook of Medical Physiology, 1961 2nd ed., p. 64)
As touched upon in ‘When Life-Saving Research is Buried‘, the stress and tension many of us experience on a daily basis from conflictual fighting, arguing, quarrelling, ridicule, unconstructive criticism and condemnation along with deliberately finding fault in others, casting blame, having worry, fear, anger, loss of temper, holding grudges, and resentment, and being coerced into undesired situations or simply living a hectic, fast-paced lifestyle, will all produce a minor to moderate, systemic shock-like effect causing blood capillary pores throughout the entire body to dilate. If without sufficient recuperation time this is kept up on a frequent basis, or prolonged periodically, it may take months or many years before notable physical symptoms manifest, but manifest they inevitably will.
“Uncomplimentary mental states can produce excess interstitial (between the cells) fluid from neurological reactions too because our nerves and our bloodstream are closely connected for the purpose of diverting the circulation in case of a need to fight, flight, or rescue. This same process has a controversial flip side, that I can only guess is meant for auto-euthenasia. Yes, you read that correctly, I suppose the creator knew that we might sometimes need an innate way to die, and this is called ‘death from shock.’ This also means that our perception of our circumstances changes more than just chemical reactions.” ~ Prof. Karl J. West, president of the International Academy of Lymphology
It should, with this awareness, become alarmingly clear that we must find ways to consistently reduce and limit the amount of stress generated in our lives, whether we may do it through perceptual changes (as in, changing the way you look at the situation at hand), stress reduction and relaxation techniques, meditation, supportive botanicals, making diet adjustments or otherwise. It is also obvious that to accomplish the aforementioned we must establish peace between one another and as Dr. West stated, “To have health, we must be big enough to love our enemies, bless those who curse us, and do good to those who hate us. In short, we must learn to control our emotions and live in peace.”
The judgmental attitudes do neither of us any service other than to manifest conflict, as we’re all in this together, struggling with or navigating through our own personal challenges on one level or another. We may negatively conduct ourselves or communicate in unfortunate ways all as a result of internal, unresolved turmoil that we cannot find any other mode of expressing; rather, it often functions as a disguised plea for help, positive attention and much-needed love.
To help someone is to care about them, it is to care about how they feel from their point of view and not from our own; it is to listen attentively and show understanding or ask for clarity in order to avoid miscommunication; it is to not criticize them, but to forgive-and-forget, love, or at least serve to support them in becoming the best person they can be, just as if they were [your] children. If the other person in time begins to return the favor, then you’re establishing peace.
The Language of Friendship & Peace; to Love Is to Be a Friend
“How can we have peace unless we are friends?
And how can I be your friend unless I care how you feel – from your point of view and not from mine?
If I care how you feel, I care why you suffer and how you die. If I am your friend and I care how you feel, if I have food on my table and you don’t – we share. If I care how you feel, from your point of view and not from mine, then I will not Ridicule, Criticize, Condemn, Find Fault, or Cast Blame.”
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.