direct the cells to start replicating, direct the molecular waste products to be carried away and
decide when cell replication should be stopped. All this happens without your involvement --
even without your awareness! Much of it happens while you sleep, in fact. While your conscious
mind is dreaming, your innate body wisdom is working the biochemistry and energetic
transformations necessary to repair your tissues.
You can't stop this process even if you wanted to
. You could try to focus all your mental
power on your skin not healing, and yet your skin would heal itself anyway.
your body is a powerful self-healing organism
. It heals itself automatically,
innately, without your conscious awareness or involvement. Your ability to heal yourself is sopowerful that
you can't stop yourself from healing!
Why we don't always heal
If this is true, then why aren't you healing everything else? Why aren't you always in perfect
health? The answer, as you've seen throughout this article series, is because we tend to erect
barriers to our own healing. And we often misread the symptoms of sickness that are asking for
help, "treating" them in a way that makes the situation worse.
Fact: Many "symptoms of disease" are actually the result of your body's attempt to heal itself.
For example, most people are chronically
. They don't consume enough
high-quality water. Because water is so vital for proper blood composition, when your body lacks
sufficient quantities of water intake, it begins to take action
to reduce water loss
A significant portion of the water loss experienced by the body each day is lost through
-- a bit of water vapor is exhaled with each breath. So to conserve water, your body
attempts to reduce water loss during respiration by constricting your bronchial tubes through
the creation of
These histamines constrict breathing, making it more physically difficult. Modern (western)
medicine misdiagnoses this as a disease called "asthma" rather than the true underlying cause
which is often simply
. So instead of prescribing water, which would solve the
underlying water shortage and end the body's creation of histamines, western doctors prescribe
that force the bronchial tubes to relax and ease air flow. This, of course,
promotes further dehydration, leaving the patient in a more severe state of water loss.
So you see, the body is attempting to heal itself, and the symptom of histamine production is a
by which the body is attempting to heal, but it is misinterpreted by western
medicine and then made worse by misguided interventions.
Another good example of this is
high blood pressure
. High blood pressure is often caused by
something I refer to as "sludge blood" -- blood that's too thick and viscous to flow freely
through the body's small capillaries. So in order to make sure good circulation is taking place,
the heart has to pump harder, thereby raising blood pressure. This is the body's way of making
sure this thick blood reaches all the cells throughout the body (cells that don't receive blood will
die, and that's bad).
But healthy blood shouldn't be so viscous. It should flow more freely, with less friction. When
blood is properly hydrated and nourished with the right fatty acids (more omega-3s in
particular), the heart does not need to work as hard to pump it throughout the body, so blood
pressure automatically drops. (It's like the difference between sucking water through a straw
versus sucking honey through a straw... the more sticky and thick the honey, the more pressure
it takes to move it.)
Western medicine completely misdiagnoses this situation and says that "high blood pressure" is
itself a disease. And this high blood pressure is attacked with drugs that
pressure by forcing artery walls to relax.
As you might have guessed, this then immediately causes circulation problems because the
thick sludge blood is no longer reaching all the cells it needs to reach. That's why people who
take high blood pressure medications very often end up with