REGAIN YOUR MOJO: BREATHING

A positive mindset, self-empowerment, drinking plenty of water and determinedly doing what I could to move lymph (please see previous posts) were important parts of my daily routine which I put together in order to regain my health. However, I became very aware that I had to improve my breathing in order to experience any real improvement. Pulmonary fibrosis, as a result of constant inflammation, was the diagnosis. Online information sources weren’t exactly encouraging about the prognosis. But then I had been there before, right at the outset, so I wasn’t going to get bogged down in the dismal predictions. If I were to become more mobile, move lymph and ensure adequate oxygenation of cells and organs ( remember cancer cannot survive in oxygen) then improving my breathing had to be pretty much at the top of my list.

The adjustable bed did help me breathe more easily through the night. I also had a spray to use, if in dire need and the pulmonary specialist made a point of letting me know that it would be possible to have oxygen at home if/when the need arose. Not exactly the most upbeat situation but I felt sure there had to be a way to improve things.

Number one, I obtained a salt pipe (not a nasty plastic one btw. but a traditional ceramic pipe). Yes, I did notice a difference. I used it for about twenty minutes daily and soon became aware that it was certainly clearing my airways. Having scoured the internet and Youtube I was excited to discover the Buteyko method and was impressed with presentations  by Dr Artour Rakhimov. I am unable to find the exact video and article at this point but note that he has an informative blog: http://normalbreathing.blogspot.com/2013_08_01_archive.html. I began using a home-made device (constructed according to his explanations) and once I had recovered from the initial horror of my poor result on the self-assessment test I used the device for about 15 minutes daily. Again, the progress was noticeable. At the outset I emailed Dr Rakhimov to enquire whether this would be of help for me and he assured me that it could help me improve many of my health issues and suggested I contact him again if I needed further advice. At last  – some positive news! And a kind and helpful doctor.

In addition to this I began practising Qi Gong again. At first, I managed only one of each stance or posture. But this form of exercise (claimed to massage the organs) also began to show benefits for me and I was soon back into my routine of doing three of each posture, and feeling so much better for the gentle exercise. In my experience I have found that If practised correctly, this ancient Chinese system of exercise has so many positives for general well-being and therefore has to be a part of my day, every day. I also include a short form of Wu style Tai Chi in my practice. I have found meditation to be very helpful in regulating breathing and helping calm breathing and also introduced this into my daily routine.

The result? Prognosis supposedly five years if not controlled. That was more than ten years ago and things have definitely changed for the better. No medication, no cortisone spray and no adjustable bed!

I came across this video, by chance, yesterday and it makes a lot of sense to me. If your breathing is weak through illness then exercising to open the lungs makes perfect sense. The exercises are done in a sitting position. Personally, if I was still very weak I would only do one or two of each to start with and gradually build up to the desired amount. However, in my present condition I completed all the exercises.

As always, I reiterate my personal disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot advise you on health issues. The above is simply a description of some of the many tactics I used to improve my health, ditch the docs and and dump the drugs.

Much more to follow in the coming months. :). If you are looking for a quick fix, then go to the doctor and get some prescription pharmaceuticals with all the associated and listed possible side effects and interactions.I was in it for the long haul. I am aware of so many chronically sick people who are not prepared to make lifestyle changes and continue to swallow the prescription drugs, eat junk food and smoke.And then look for the next quick fix. That is their choice. I am grateful that the situation with the medics led me to seek alternatives. I have seen the results of drug dependency and I can only be thankful that I didn’t pursue that path any further.

By manxasthehills Posted in Health

REGAIN YOUR MOJO: MOVING LYMPH

As mentioned in the previous post, drinking plenty of good quality spring water made a difference for me and ensuring the intake of sufficient fluids is still a big part of my daily routine. I presently combine the water with fresh juice, having treated myself to a Nutribullet. And if you have faffed around with juicers at any time you would be pleasantly surprised at how easy this device is to use  – and clean. I generally follow the basic plan of half greens, topped with fruit and berries, seeds etc. In a trice these are whirled into a tasty, healthy smoothie. It is quite satisfying and seems to still your hunger somewhat. The amazing effect for me, however, is how efficiently this appears to get the lymph moving, and what a difference that makes. If you are unwell and need to rest a lot there is a good chance that your lymph system needs some assistance, at least that was my experience. Since the lymph system is what cleans up our cells it is clear how important, yet frequently neglected, this is.

Many would be surprised to learn that the body contains twice as much lymph fluid as blood. This precious fluid continuously bathes each cell, draining away debris in a circulatory system powered only by muscle contractions, breathing and movement. Because its stagnation can clog the entire system and allow toxins, bacteria and cellular waste to congregate, lymphatic fluid must be in motion.

http://www.integrativehealthcare.org/mt/archives/2007/12/keep_it_moving.html

How important is that! Essential, it seems to me – and many others:

With its elaborate network of vessels and nodes, the lymph system circulates lymph throughout the entire body without a central operating pump. Dependent upon muscle contractions and manual manipulation, lymph manages to isolate and eliminate infection and cellular waste. Without a motor driving its circulation, deep breathing, exercise and massage are great ways to encourage lymph’s flow and to maintain the health of this essential system.

Robert Morse ND explains why he believes that moving lymph is crucial if we wish to be healthy. (Lymph starts about 4.30 mins in)

My experience would certainly seem to back up this claim. Although I am juicing (and reaping the benefits of large quantities of easily assimilated vitamins, minerals etc), it is possible to move lymph with regular sips of hot water, as a cheaper alternative.

The best lymph-moving rehydration technique is to sip hot water every 10-15 minutes throughout the day.

http://lifespa.com/the-miracle-of-lymph/

I am not a doctor. I can offer you no advice. This is simply a description of things that have helped to turn my life around and helped me to dump doctor-dependency in the process.

By manxasthehills Posted in Health

THE ENGINEERED CALIFORNIAN DROUGHT

What is going on with our weather? Presently, it is very chilly in the Isle of Man with temperatures of 13C, in late May. Other areas, such as California, are experiencing heatwaves and drought. Curiously, it seems that it is almost as if a vertical line had been drawn through the United States. The states to the east of this line are experiencing quite the opposite. Sound familiar? Something like the freak snow which only the west of the island experienced a couple of years ago?

In the following presentation we learn that the agencies which monitor air quality simply do not have the equipment to measure particulates, while other agencies are puzzled by particulates that they have discovered.

REGAIN YOUR MOJO: WATER

So let’s make a start. As mentioned in the previous post, I am not a health professional and therefore do not attempt to offer advice. But since many have asked me about the steps I took to recover my health these posts will focus on methods I tried  – or considered. Not necessarily in chronological order.

The motivation to ditch the doctors and the drugs was enormous. Things had come to a crunch and I decided nothing could be worse than the situation I was in. I actually began addressing the various symptoms instead of seeing the whole thing as an illness. In itself, that was a huge step forward. To be free of the doctor’s appointments, the sitting in stuffy waiting rooms – full of virus-laden patients – was also a huge boost. What a relief! I was now completely in charge and there was no need to justify my decisions, politely phrase my questions etc etc.  I still had a stockpile of medication. I did not immediately stop using that. That came later.

The question is, do you derive some kind of comfort from knowing that the ailments from which you suffer (Please never call it ‘my illness’) have a name? If you have searched for a diagnosis for a long period of time, it can certainly be a relief to discover the medical term for the disease. However, I was now happy to relinquish the title. I simply had a series of ailments to address.

I figured that anything that made life easy for my body couldn’t be so bad. Fortunately, I didn’t smoke, was too unwell to drink alcohol and had a reasonably healthy diet anyway. And luckily I was also very in tune with my body. I believe that the more you care for your health the more in tune with your body you become. So for me it is a given that vegetables and fruit (preferably organic) should be given high priority. And if your body is struggling, why make it even more difficult by abusing it with nicotine or excessive alcohol?

Strangely, many will happily waste money on any number of things but immediately question the value of quality food and water. I was serious about getting out of the situation I was in, so I didn’t hesitate to obtain what I felt was necessary. Let’s start with water. Drinking sufficient water has so many benefits. Here on the Isle of Man we have a great local supply.

Here is what Dr Mercola, a natural health expert, has to say about the benefits of drinking water:

  • Supports digestion – Drinking clean water helps your digestive system break down the food you eat and enhances your rate of metabolism.
  • Promotes circulation – Water makes up most of your blood, which is responsible for transporting nutrients to every cell.
  • Lubricates and supports your joints – Potable water enables you to move your joints more freely and comfortably. It prevents you from having sprains and cramps.
  • Maintains the health of the skin – Increasing your water intake helps condition and moisturize your skin, giving you a youthful appearance.
  • Aids nutrient absorption – The presence of clean water allows for more rapid absorption of nutrients in your body.
  • Sustains elimination – Drinking water helps get rid of your metabolic wastes more easily and more quickly, thus it is important for weight management. It also presents an effective way of curbing your appetite because it keeps you feeling hydrated and less hungry to binge on carbs and other fattening food.
  • Regulates the temperature of your body – When you drink water, it keeps your body temperature under control and gives you more energy when doing physically demanding tasks.
  • Cleanses off the toxins from your body – Detoxification is one of the benefits that you get from drinking clean water. The fluid removes harmful substances from your body.

Here he expands on the topic. How much should we drink? What kind of water? Symptoms of dehydration etc. I still make sure that I drink plenty of water on a daily basis. It’s the foundation for everything else, in my opinion. (Note the constant disclaimers etc? )

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/21/how-drinking-spring-or-filtered-water-can-improve-your-health.aspx

By manxasthehills Posted in Health

ALTERNATIVES: REGAIN YOUR MOJO. STEP ONE.

Freedom from pain and illness must surely be right at the top of the wishlist for all those suffering chronic pain and disease. Many sufferers of chronic illness consider their GP to be the first port of call. This usually results in our leaving the practice with a prescription clutched in our hands to be presented to the pharmacist asap. But is this the only possible course of action? Does it result in good health? Or is it simply a way of living with an illness that simply does not go away?

Having been in this situation I can tell you that I explored new avenues, was open to giving consideration to most natural healing methods and employing a wide variety of dietary changes. supplements and lifestyle changes I ditched the drugs (prescribed of course) and began to feel a whole lot better.

I’m not suggesting that anyone abandon their doctor forthwith but I very much hope that those who take charge of their health will discover that the regular doctor visits are superfluous and that the drugs can be dumped.

Are you ready to take charge of your health? It seems that many feel disempowered, according to Dr Lissa Rankin. Many are content to transfer responsibility for their health to the doctor and sit back and wait for the fix to kick in. If you are ready to become proactive, informed and ready to regain your mojo then watch this space. ;)

It requires determination, dedication and doggedness. The rewards can be amazing.

PS I am not a doctor and am unable to offer anyone advice regarding their health issues. However, several people have suggested I pass on details of things I have tried. A natural practitioner suggested I write a book. The amount of material I intend to post might well fill a book but I hope that blogging will make things more accessible.

By manxasthehills Posted in Health

WE ARE CHANGE. FORGET TODAY’S MALARKEY.

So has anyone got the picture yet? Elections are a distraction. Not to be mistaken for achieving any real change in our lives. Facebook is constantly full with optimistic comments from those who somehow assume that those who have behaved so abominably over the last term of government will be unceremoniously booted out and somehow, somewhere we will obtain the good, honest, trustworthy members we deserve. Well, please check out Douglas South. Did the electorate look for new blood? No. And even if you did – well unfortunately you were outnumbered. So please do not be surprised if the same pattern plays out at the General Election.

Real change does not take place in the Polling Booth. Or to quote Mark Twain: If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.

Change will be achieved by ensuring that those corporations, banks and wealthy families which have the globe in a stranglehold finally receive the treatment they deserve. Not by violent means but by carefully choosing which products to purchase, which companies should benefit from our patronage and by ensuring that we hit them where it hurts most. Right in their pockets.

McDonalds closing numerous restaurants worldwide because they do not serve what today’s discerning customers seek. This is the way forward. Along with finding and supporting and using every viable alternative we can find. Alternative therapies, alternative energy, alternative horticulture – with emphasis on local producers.

Today’s Malarkey will be forgotten in the sands of time. Another exercise in conning us into believing that we have real choice and that a different MHK will turn things around. The real change is taking shape outside of the puppet theatre, in my opinion.

WHY IS REAL CHANGE SO IMPORTANT?

Why the search for alternatives? Without alternatives the system will continue and that is for me, and many others, an unacceptable scenario. How fortunate we were that the Ukraine situation was defused. Had this not been the case World War Three would have been playing out right in the centre of Europe. Far removed from those who were pushing to initiate war. ( I am not referring to Russia btw.).

The following documentary and the soldier’s testimony must surely be a very good reason to take a look at what is really going on and why we need to focus on alternatives.

Like many others I used to blindly accept that we supported the good guys. I accepted that intervention was necessary in conflict areas. And the thought that a number of conflicts were actually induced by third parties never crossed my mind. Those who did not adhere to this line of thought were obviously leftie dissidents, I reasoned. Well, thank goodness I woke up!

The following videos are not easy viewing. However, I would suggest that anyone who blindly supports anything that emanates from western powers, without question, needs to check these out before silently acquiescing to the use of further military force anywhere in the world. Do we really need to invade so many countries in order to protect ourselves? Defence is quite another matter.

And by the way, when local politicians blindly support sanctions placed on certain countries are they not also playing a part in things?

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/04/11/u-s-soldier-uses-heart-breaking-wikileaks-video-to-make-his-point/

The subtitles could be better, but I think it gives the gist.

Action has, imo, nothing to do with violence or rioting. The revolution I envisage is peaceful but effective. (McDonalds currently closing a number of outlets worldwide. People seek healthy food. Get the idea?).

HOW TO CLEAR POLLUTED SKIES

Do you prefer this?     :blue sky

Or this?   050

Which tends to spread out and produce this:sky gunk

If you prefer the first picture you might need this:doncroftcloudbuster

And maybe some earth acupuncture, as can be viewed in the following video. (German soundtrack but mostly visual evidence anyway). It shows a heavily polluted sky at the outset. Following the construction of the organite-producing earth acupuncture the pollution begins to dissipate and normal clouds appear. There is a short thunderstorm – which the speaker assures us is the normal, desired effect as this clears the air and pollution. At some point the Bundeswehr (German military) appear with a couple of helicopters – as predicted. And later a police helicopter hovers overhead – also predicted. The speaker goes on to inform us that the Bundeswehr always appear because clearing the pollution affects the net of transmissions emitted from telephone masts, which is used by the military.

Does earth acupuncture sound a bit too way out? It is a well known fact that churches were built on leylines. Leylines can be compared to the lines of energy within our bodies. Don’t want to accept that one either? Without electricity in our bodies, our heart wouldn’t function. Western medicine prefers to ignore the meridians, however.

While orgonite structures are known to be effective against aerial pollution and weather manipulation, I hope to find out more about earth acupuncture. Watch this space.