Homeostasis is the innate tendency of the body to seek and maintain a condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal environment, even when faced with external changes. In other words, it wants to be in a normal state. For example, the body always wants to be at a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When body temperature rises above 98.6, it sweats in order to cool down. When it falls below 98.6, the body shivers in order to generate heat. The human body truly is a miracle!
I believe the key to recovery from disease is returning the body to homeostasis! This means healing the gut [according to Hippocrates, the source of all disease], alkalining the body [ensuring a pH level between 7.0 and 7.4], strengthening the immune system, ridding the body of inflammation and unclogging the lymphatic system. This in turn means eliminating mental, emotional, physical, dietary and spiritual [energetic] stress.
This is the key, because when you get right down to it, chronic stress, in the form of negative thoughts [the language of the brain … “I’m going to fail!”] and negative emotions [the language of the body … anxiety/tension], is at the root of all disease and the behaviours that help create it [like eating unhealthy foods]. So we need to put the body in a state of calm!
There are a number of ways to eliminate stress and return the body to homeostasis and calm, including:
- Purifying our diet
- Using positive thought to dissolve unresolved emotional pain from childhood trauma
- Using positive thought to dissolve fear and faulty beliefs
- Bodywork [massage, reiki, osteopathy, Body Stress Relief, Bowen Therapy]
Different approaches work for different people and we each need to decide what works best for us. Bianca Molle and Howard Shifke credit an intense Qigong practice with their recoveries [Qigong is phenomenal at putting you in a state of calm]. Both also had healthy diets that included the elimination of processed foods, and both have a spiritual outlook and used prayer. John Coleman used a more balanced approach, including purifying his diet, bodywork [Bowen Therapy], practicing happiness and laughter, exercise and taking supplements.
I urge you to check out Bianca’s [reboot and rejoice] and John’s [stop parkin’ and start livin’] books, as well as Robert Rodgers book [road to recovery from parkinson’s disease], all of which are available on Amazon. I also urge you to check out Howard Shifke’s website. The website and the books all contain detailed recovery protocols, which have been invaluable to me in my understanding of how to recover my health!
I also urge you to check out the series of blogs I posted on My Protocol to Recover from Parkinson’s, where I detail the protocol I am using to recover my health.
Homeostasis is most definitely the key! I believe it is of utmost importance to focus on this and eliminate all thought and discussion relating to parkinson’s disease. We each need to do our best to keep our thoughts positive and focused on an awesome future of good health!
Have an awesomely homeostatic day!