I am reading, Focusing, written by Eugene Gendlin. It’s about understanding a health condition by understanding how the body is feeling. When I asked my body how it is feeling, I got an immediate response … weary!
In his book, Lucky Man, Michael J Fox calls himself a lucky man! He credits experiencing a health condition with making him a better person! I feel the same way!
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. — Hippocrates
The medical community admits to not knowing what causes our neurotransmitters to get so far out of balance that we develop a chronic health condition such as parkinson’s. They focus entirely on a dopamine deficiency with no explanation of the cause. They speculate that it may be connected with heavy metal toxins and overexposure to pesticides and chemicals. They also claim that there may be a hereditary factor. The natural health community believes that the underlying cause of all disease is a leaky gut, weakened immune system, an acidic body, inflammation and a clogged up lymphatic system. I fully agree with the natural health folks and while I can’t say with 100% certainty, I’m pretty sure I know what led me to develop this challenging health condition.
I recently discovered the fascinating concept of muscle memory. A friend of mine told me about an interview she had seen with Michael J Fox. During the interview, Fox spoke about muscle memory. He said that when he plays hockey, he has no symptoms. His body remembers what to do and for some reason, the symptoms he typically experiences go silent. Knowing that I used to play hockey, my friend suggested that I take it up again.
It is not an exaggeration to say that bullying in our schools, particularly in North America, has become an epidemic. Despite all the attention and news coverage, kids continue to be bullied, and unfortunately, many are driven to take their own lives.
There is no need for this to continue. With a workable short term strategy and cooperative long term plan we can put an end to this plague.