by Gary Rosenberg
Sunday, August 13, 2017
HOW TO SURVIVE IN A TOXIC WORLD
by Gary Rosenberg
by Gary Rosenberg
Part 4 – The Power of Thought and Spirit
“Nothing is impossible to the mind of man, for the Conscious Mind controls the Subconscious Mind
and the Subconscious Mind is all-powerful.”
Uell S. Andersen, Three Magic Words
When I was diagnosed with a tumor on my lung I was not doing well. I was physically tired, had stomach problems, was anxious, often angry and generally not the happiest of people. Additionally, my wife had been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer. I was about to enter a whirlwind of life changes and was mostly on “cruise control.”
I started with the conventional medical procedures and had a CAT scan done, which identified a small spiculated tumor. I was then about to go through the next conventional procedure of a biopsy when Raymond Frances saved me from a potentially miserable life experience, if not certain death.
I had not contacted Raymond for months after earlier hoping to help him with a national education campaign due to my ill health. When I emailed him to tell him about my situation he emailed me back within three hours and said, “Do not get a biopsy. It will only spread the cancer. If you do not do something soon you will be dead in two years.” That was June 2015.
I began doing research on lung cancer and the prognosis was not good. With conventional surgery and cancer treatment I had a 3% chance to live 5 years. Most people live about a year.
Then something happened. I was tuned in to my impending mortality and all my fear left. It came to me that all I wanted to do with the time I had left was focus my attention on my spiritual evolution. It didn’t make any difference how much time I had left. Whatever time God, The Divine, the Creator, the Universal Mind would give me, I was dedicated to connecting with my true essence which is spirit, which is love.
At that moment, I began putting together a plan of action with a team of people including Raymond Francis, Dr. Suprabha Jain and Pranic Healer John Ortiz. I read two of Raymond’s books which were instructive and hopeful and started a regimen of his supplements specifically designed to fight cancer. Dr. Jain tailored a fifty-hour integrated wellness program for me and John Ortiz provided the positive energy levels with his own connection to Universal forces and practical solutions that worked. My whole attitude towards my situation became fearless determination.
This was my spirit at work. I began seeking out books, articles and people who were spiritually motivated. I eliminated as much negative energy from my life as possible. Reading and watching the news was out. Watching comedies was in. Synchronicity surrounded my life as I found people, books and experiences that resonated with me seemingly appear everywhere. My spirit was in high gear.
I was totally dedicated to my newly found purpose in life. Dying, while no longer fearful was no longer an option. I had too much to do. Too much that gave me joy.
I began meditating, reciting or thinking positive affirmations daily, experimenting with my diet, tried alternative healing methods, attended the Self-realization Fellowship founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, read all kinds of books on the soul, the power of the mind, religions and a year’s long course in Kabbalah. I went places and did things that resonated with my spirit and avoided those that did not.
My path showed me that our connection with the Universal forces is our thoughts. That with a strong and pointed intention and enough desire expressed repeatedly with our detailed thoughts we can manifest new realities for ourselves and others. This was truly God’s gift to us. We only had to recognize it and dedicate ourselves to managing our thoughts instead of letting them manage our life.
Most importantly, by trusting in the Divine’s unconditional love and letting go of trying to control what happened to me, I let go of all fear. Dying was no longer something to be feared or run from. It became just part of the life process and as long as I was allowed to remain in this lifetime I would practice evolving spiritually every day.
Fearlessness, spiritual faith, love for others, respect for my body through care and my new- found purpose began producing results. I had experiences of bliss, I began to be less judgmental, I found myself spending more time with people who resonated with me, my health began getting better, the cancer cells in my blood were reduced by over 60%, my experiences of anger or depression were now limited to minutes instead of hours, days or weeks and my energy levels had been vibrant.
My Pranic Healer told me that studies have found people will heal and extend their lives if they are happy and/or have a strong purpose in life. My spiritual path gave me both.
The world of toxins we live in today, be they physical or our thoughts are a manifestation of our ego. Always remember that even in this world there are thousands of people who are happy and whose lives are beautiful. If you were to spend time talking with these people you would find much of what is thought in their minds is reflected in their lives. It is these thoughts that come from their soul and the spiritual world which trigger their subconscious mind and create all that emanates around them.
Kabbalah tells us that the spiritual world is the world of causes and the corporeal world is the world of results. The reason we find seemingly little progress towards a better world is because we keep trying to fix it using the thoughts, ideas, materials and purposes of the world of results. In order to change our lives here, we need to reach beyond to the spiritual, the world of causes. And when we do we will experience wonders in our lifetime, both large and small. This is God’s bestowal. This is God’s love. We only need to believe in our own power of love, trust in the Divine, be fearless and let our imaginations fly.
Today my wife and I are both doing well. We don’t worry about what could be. We focus on the present and the joy that surrounds us every day. I have chosen a new life project to become a Life Coach and help others who may be stuck in any aspect of their lives using the same principles which have helped me. You can reach my website at www.lifesolutions.consulting or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Always be fearless, be joyful, try not to judge, emanate love and bestow all God’s goodness onto others.
Friday, August 11, 2017
HOW TO SURVIVE IN A TOXIC WORLD
by Gary Rosenberg
by Gary Rosenberg
Part 3 – The Actions Necessary for Survival
The information offered in this post is based on my 10 years of research and experimentation, the experience with my own health challenges and the work of some remarkable people including
Raymond Frances (www.beyondhealth.com), Dr. Suprabha Jain (www.mdiwellness.com) and Pranic Healer John Ortiz. I owe my life to these people who were able to tap into my inner strength and determination to help me heal and manifest a new reality beyond most people’s expectations.
Beyond Conventional Medical Practices
Raymond Frances is an MIT trained microbiologist who at age 48 was diagnosed with some unknown immune disorder that 35 doctors announced would end his days. Today he is near 80, actively traveling and consulting with health organizations throughout the world, written four books and has a business offering nutritional supplements designed to help in boosting the immune system to fight most disease.
In the process of healing himself, Raymond Frances developed a new and profound health theory: There is only one disease and this is cellular malfunction. All of the more than two thousand diseases the medical establishment has identified are the result of malfunction at the cellular level. Cellular malfunction may manifest itself in numerous ways and numerous parts of the body, but it is the only disease we suffer from.
There are two causes of cellular malfunction. Either our cells become toxic or they are deficient in the nutrition required to function properly. In our world, most of us suffer from both toxicity and deficiency. Raymond’s work identified 6 pathways to health: Nutrition, toxin, psychological (our thoughts), genetic and medical. Understanding this methodology will help you with any health challenge you may have and depending on your determination can heal you.
Keep in mind that the major cause of cellular malfunction and disease is constant inflammation. If our body is continually trying to deal with inflammation our cells will eventually malfunction. Toxins are a major cause of inflammation. While I touch on aspects of this methodology since I used it to help heal myself I will not go into detail in this post. If you want to learn more I highly recommend you get one or more of Raymond’s books including: Never Be Sick Again and Never Fear Cancer Again.
Three Actions to Heal and Maintain Health
You recall in Part 2 I mentioned that toxins accumulate over time in the tissues of animals. This is why we have cellular malfunction manifesting as cancer in lungs, breasts, prostates, livers, kidneys, brains, pancreases, colons and other tissues of the body. So, try to keep in mind that cancer is a medical term. What is really going on in our cells and thus our bodies are toxic build up and/or deficiency. This toxic build-up over years places enormous stress on our immune system until it loses its ability to ward off oxidation, free radicals, deterioration and eventually if not attended to, death.
Since the world we have created is constantly bombarding us with toxins, we need to continually be in a process of detoxifying our bodies to eliminate toxins nearly as fast as we ingest them. And, we need to avoid unnecessary toxins which can include alcohol, sugar, cigarettes, recreational drugs, animal flesh (which also accumulates toxins), processed foods, fluoride, chlorine, numerous chemicals in health and beauty products, food additives, pesticides, herbicides and more.
One of the simplest ways to start to detoxify is to drink 10 to 12 glasses of filtered water daily. This filtering needs to go beyond what the filters our refrigerators provide and also needs to include filtering of fluoride which is a toxin that has no benefit and has been used in rodenticides and pesticides to kill pests like rats. (You also should use fluoride free toothpaste.) I recommend a Berkey filter system which is a simple gravity (carbon) system with optional filters for fluoride. Berkey water filtering systems have been used in disaster recovery sites and can make pond water potable. Check out their website at www.berkeyfilters.com. My research indicated that this system is the best value and few others can compare with the numerous toxins this system filters from your water.
There are supplements you can use to help detoxify, especially heavy metals. These include chlorophyll, chlorella, spirulina, selenium, N-Acetyl Cysteine, moringa, milk thistle and herbal detox teas. There are others, but these are ones I use. One note of caution, if you have gout do not use any product with chlorophyll including chlorella and spirulina as they will aggravate the condition. I found this out the hard way. I’m using moringa with good results. It is a highly rich super-leaf. You can get moringa powder at www.sunfood.com.
You can also do periodic colon cleanses once every two or three months. I will not go into detail on colon cleanses and you can research this online. I use Super Colon Cleanse One which is step one of a colon cleanse system offered by HealthPlus (www.healthplusinc.com). I found that using this one step in the multi-step process does just fine. If you choose to try this, start with just 3 to 4 days and see how you feel. While they recommend no cleanse for more than 10 days I found three days cleaned me out pretty well. Toxins accumulate in the colon, so a periodic cleanse can be helpful. This cleanse is a simple herb complex you can mix with water or juice to drink.
Every day our bodies are drenched in electro-magnetic fields (EMF) from cell phones, cell towers, smart meters, WiFi, computers, stereo systems, TVs and every electrical appliance and gadget you can think of.
While the debate on the health effects of constant EMF exposure continues, past efforts and research have shown some positive correlation with large dosages of EMFs and diseases of the nervous system as well as cancer. This from Dr. Mercola’s website:
Dr. David Carpenter, Dean at the School of Public Health, State University of New York believes it is likely that up to 30% of all childhood cancers come from exposure to EMFs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns "There is reason for concern" and advises prudent avoidance".
In November 1989, the Department of Energy reported that "It has now become generally accepted that there are, indeed, biological effects due to field exposure."
The EMF issue gained more publicity in 1990 when alarming reports appeared in Time, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and popular computer publications. ABC's Ted Koppel and CBS's Dan Rather both aired special segments on EMFs.
In a draft report issued in March 1990, the EPA recommended that EMFs be classified as a Class B carcinogen -- -a "probable human carcinogen and joined the ranks of formaldehyde, DDT, dioxins and PCBs.
After the EPA draft report was released, utility, military and computer lobbyists came down hard on the EPA. The EPA's final revision did NOT classify EMFs as a Class B carcinogen. Rather, the following explanation was added:"
At this time, such a characterization regarding the link between cancer and exposure to EMFs is not appropriate because the basic nature of the interaction between EMFs and biological processes leading to cancer is not understood."
Curiously, this rather unusual logic appears on the same page as the following: "In conclusion, several studies showing leukemia, Lymphoma and cancer of the nervous system in children exposed to EMFs supported by similar findings in adults in several/ occupational studies also involving electrical power frequency exposures, show a consistent pattern of response that suggest a causal link. " See full article at http://emf.mercola.com/sites/emf/emf-dangers.aspx
Those who benefit most from the sale of technology emitting EMFs use their political and monetary power to obscure the truth about their dangers. We’ve seen this play out before with cigarettes, food additives, sugar, pesticides and other toxins in our environment.
To protect yourself from EMFs, limit your cell phone use and use a wired head set when talking on your phone. You also need to take time each day to ‘ground’ yourself. This means you allow The EMFs entering your body to leave similar to the ground in the wiring in a home allowing electrical current to enter the ground outside.
You can do this by taking your shoes off and standing or sitting with your bare feet on the ground for 15-30 minutes daily. Or you can purchase an Earthing Universal Mat from Dr. Mercola’s website as I have http://www.mercola.com/. This can be used while you’re at your computer or you can choose to sleep on it allowing your body long term relief from EMFs.
The bottom line is if you are not detoxifying everyday your body is accumulating toxins. It is never too late to start your detoxifying regimen and if you are sick with acute or chronic disease you need to start detoxifying immediately to lower the toxic load on your body.
As your body is eliminating toxins through a detox regimen it needs to be receiving the necessary nutrients to support its daily functions including a healthy immune system. Diet is critically important and something most Americans take for granted. We rarely shop, prepare and cook food much anymore seeking shortcuts through fast food, frozen foods, delivered foods and junk foods.
The reality is food is the” stuff of life” and if you are sick or want to avoid being sick you need to pay more attention to diet. This means food becomes a priority at the top of your lists including how you spend your time, your budget, shopping and your bucket list. I can’t stress the importance of food in the healing and prevention process.
Dr. Suprabha Jain was very clear on the importance of diet when she tailored a program to regain my health. Her center even had a kitchen where we prepared food. With what I learned from this experience I have chosen a vegetarian diet as I found too many possible toxins to be in animal flesh including fish. I also found that my vibration level, so important in my spiritual growth and overall well -being was higher once I left meat behind. Interestingly enough many Oncologists will tell their cancer patients to eat a plant-based diet.
My personal experience with a vegetarian diet is that it does not provide me with enough protein, so I have added one egg a day which works well for me. Nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes have oxalates, lectins and phytates which in overabundance can cause irritation to the stomach and stomach lining. This is not to say you shouldn’t eat these foods, however, as with anything do so in moderation and pay attention to how your stomach is digesting them. I have since modified my diet and eliminated all whole grains and added eggs. I’ve also pretty much eliminated all sugars including fruit and eliminated dairy. If you are eating whole grains you may find these are hard to digest. You might consider organic white Basmati rice as it has the same glycemic index as brown rice.
A vegetarian diet is not right for everyone and requires dedication in time and education to prepare well balanced meals. However, you can reduce the amount of meat in each meal or increase the amount of vegetarian meals you eat a week depending on your current diet. I found that dairy is not a required food group. We do not need to eat or drink animal milk just as animals do not need to ingest human milk. These are choices I have made and have experienced positive results. You can modify and experiment with your diet as you begin to eat lower on the food chain. A more vegetarian oriented diet will also help your body detoxify.
Organic foods are important to eliminate toxins like pesticides and herbicides as well as increase nutritional value. Not only do conventional foods have toxins, they are grown with petrochemical fertilizers of primarily nitrogen, potassium and phosphate. These three elements grow foods fast, producing multiple harvests with little nutritional value.
Eating a diet of only organic foods can increase your food budget substantially. For me I simply make a choice and reduce or eliminate less important parts of my budget. I think Americans’ expectations for cheap nutritionally empty foods needs to change. This is a choice we make. However, understanding that people have limited budgets you can make choices as to which foods you buy grown organically and which conventionally.
Here are some suggestions. Any fruits or vegetables that you will not or cannot peel should be organic. Berries and grapes are notorious for pesticides and strawberries are the worst. Leafy vegetables should be organic. Corn and soy products should be organic as those grown conventionally are GMO. The Environmental Working Group has a great free smart phone app called the Dirty Dozen which can be downloaded and referred to. It is updated regularly and is a good quick reference when out shopping.
There are nutritional supplements you can take including multiple vitamins, but keep in mind that these are supplements. Your major source of nutrition should come from diet. Having said this, given our overly toxic environment, quality supplements can become more essential. I look for supplements with the least amount of incipient, non-productive ingredients as possible. These are ingredients found under headings like, “other ingredients.” They are used primarily to lower the cost of production and some of them can be harmful. Some incipient ingredients to avoid include magnesium stearate, vegetable stearate, di-calcium phosphate, sugars like dextrose, glucose and maltodextrin and artificial colors.
There are certain supplements and protocols that can be helpful in boosting your immune system to fight cancer. You may want to check out the website for the Cancer Tutor to learn more about this (www.cancertutor.com). If you would like more information on the supplements I take or recommend you can contact me at email@example.com.
A note about tumors. There is a lot of misinformation about tumors. Our medical system believes most malignant tumors need to be eliminated surgically and prior to this, confirmed as malignant with a biopsy. However, disrupting the tumor this way can lead to the requirement for chemo-therapy or some other highly toxic method to try and kill the cancer cells which may have spread throughout your body.
A tumor is the body’s way of protecting itself from the malfunctioning cancer cells until it can figure out what to do with them. It is called encapsulation and is the genius of our body responding to an attack. Once this encapsulation is broken with a biopsy or surgically removed the microscopic cancer cells can have an opening to spread to other parts of the body.
Our past discussion talked about toxicity and deficiency as a cause of disease. So, what the body with a tumor requires is detoxification and the necessary nutrition to boost the immune system. This has been my method for the last two years. However, this was my choice. As I am not a trained doctor I would not recommend this for others. Individuals fighting any disease need to consult their doctor, do the necessary research and make their own choices.
Our bodies are remarkable living organisms which have incredible powers to heal. If we start early in our lives and avoid toxins where we can, detoxify and give our bodies the necessary nutrition required to maintain strong immune systems we can overcome adversity. Even if we have abused our bodies they will still respond to the processes of detoxification and good nutrition.
We have all heard about the importance of exercise and health. Burning excess calories, getting our heart rates up and movement are important for our body’s health. This doesn’t mean running, bicycling, lifting weights or any activity at extreme levels. It means providing your body with the opportunity to move.
This could mean dancing, Tai Chi, Yoga, hiking, walking, playing with your kids even cleaning the house. Movement is what the body desires and some kind of movement for at least 30 minutes a day should be part of your life routine.
Note that heavy exercise for 30 or more minutes whether weight lifting or aerobics increases the presence of free radicals. This is normal. However, free radicals cause disease and with their presence your body requires anti-oxidants to reduce or eliminate them. So, after exercise eat some fruit, berries or take an anti-oxidant supplement.
Americans tend to over-exercise and this is not necessary to maintain good health. Moderate exercise with a program of detoxification and good nutrition will help keep your immune system and you in good shape.
Part 4 of this series will discuss the power of our minds and spirit, which for me was and is the most important aspect of my healing process.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
HOW TO SURVIVE IN A TOXIC WORLD
by Gary Rosenberg
by Gary Rosenberg
Part 2 – The World We Created
In our never- ending longing to satisfy our desires we have created a world full of toxins, depleted soils, acid rain, shrinking forests, “concrete jungles,” electro- magnetic radiation, nano particles of aluminum, barium and other heavy metals prayed in our skies, pesticides, herbicides, methane, carbon monoxide, 165 million tons of plastic in our oceans and more in our landfills and on and on and on. Our world has become a toxic soup.
We and other living creatures ingest these toxins every day. Over time they accumulate in living organisms and eventually kill them. Toxins are present in nearly everything we touch, see, taste or breathe. While “authorities” may say that any item containing toxins do so only in very small amounts, the accumulation of multiple toxins daily over years puts stress on our immune system and ultimately causes disease.
What are these toxins which we have overtime seem to have accepted as part of “progress?” Below I list some of the most prevalent, but will not entertain descriptions of each. If interested you can research these toxins online. The purpose of this list is to help you understand the overwhelming amount of stress we place on our planet and ourselves daily:
Methane, carbon monoxide, chlorine, fluoride, ammonia, chromium, numerous food additives and food dyes, sugar, aluminum, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, glyphosate, atrazine, chlopyrifos, metachlor, metam sodium, simazine, gardoprim, versatile, dioxins, triclosan, phthalates, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), EMFs, recreational drugs, sodium laureth sulfate and radon. Whew, and there’s more, but you get the idea. And, we didn’t even list or discuss the potential future toxins from accident prone infrastructure like the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster or the decaying canisters in nuclear waste dumps.
These toxins accumulate in everything in our environment: Animals, soils, plants, water and air. So, we are ingesting many or all of these chemicals in some form every day. Think about that. Understand that these chemical toxins accumulate in the tissues of animals including humans over time and over longer periods of time eventually kill them.
Similar to the global warming debate and inability of our world to agree on and initiate a solution, cleaning up the chemical toxins on our planet has met with the same lack of resolve. People tend to shrug and say things like, “Cleaning any of this will have a huge impact on the economy. This is the trade-off we pay for progress. Other societies are polluting worse than us. Science shows that these small amounts can’t hurt us.” Or, people simply deny any of this since it is so overwhelming and an inconvenience to think about, let alone act on. Most people simply leave it to science to find a cure sometime in the future.
Yet, the incidence of cancer marches on. Cancer continues to be a leading cause of death in both more and less economically developed countries. Lung and breast cancer are the most frequently diagnosed and leading causes of cancer death in men and women. In the U S cancer has increased 27% in children under 19 since 1975. In more developed countries prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women. Other frequently diagnosed cancers worldwide have been stomach, liver, colorectum among males and stomach, cervix uteri and colorectum among females (source: Wiley Online Library, Global Cancer Statistics, 2012).
Thus far this discussion has focused on physical toxins. We haven’t even touched on the toxic thoughts and ideas generated in our society and the world daily on the news, TV networks, social media, movies, books and conversation. All this negativity impacts us more than we think and leads to negative energy which adds to the stresses placed on our mind and physical bodies.
With the potpourri of toxins in our environment, food, water and thoughts and more surely added as we “progress” in society, we will not cure cancer nor many other diseases. We can at best extend lives, and the conventional medical methods used to do this do not lend to quality of life. However, armed with the right information we can strengthen our immune systems in such a way that they can better be prepared for the daily onslaught of stresses the life we have created pours on us daily. The last two parts of this series will focus on how to survive and even thrive in a toxic world.
Monday, August 7, 2017
HOW TO SURVIVE IN A TOXIC WORLD
by Gary Rosenberg
by Gary Rosenberg
Part 1 How Did We Get Here
In my past postings, I’ve talked about Kabbalah and how we humans are a creation purposely designed by the Creator to receive pleasure; to receive the pleasure the Creator bestows upon us as part of the Thought of Creation. In this design, our creation is not yet completed. We are not yet the fully spiritual beings the Creator had in mind. In order to evolve spiritually we need a determined intention and desire for the spiritual as our sole purpose in this world.
Our creation thus far as receptors of pleasure requires us to actively want pleasure and avoid pain. As receptors of pleasure our egos dominate and insure we are all out for our own self-interest. This is neither good nor bad – it simply is. Until we decide that we want to be like the Creator and seek the spiritual evolution to altruistically bestow upon others as does the Creator upon us, our world becomes only a manifestation of our egos’ unending desire for pleasure (food, sex, family, money, power, respect, knowledge). With their strong determination to achieve personal self-benefit and their total disregard for Universal Laws our egos have helped create the world we have today.
The desire for personal pleasure is so strong and our egos’ inability to ever be satisfied delivers situations, products, feelings and thoughts which actually are detrimental to us. Our egos have become so powerful that we often deny these manifestations exist, do our best to ignore them or simply get so engaged in what we want or do for our self-benefit that we are not aware we are harming ourselves and each other.
Yet, we have been placed in this world to evolve spiritually. This process has been in play for millennia and we are still not a spiritually evolved species. We obviously need more time which given our current environmental degradation may run out sooner than is required for our spiritual evolution in this world.
So, what can we do to extend our lifetime(s) on this planet in order to complete our spiritual path toward fully enlightened beings as is our destiny? Part of what needs to be done on this path is to maintain our vessel, our physical body as long as we can so as to achieve the greatest possible spiritual growth in this lifetime and with this change the way we live on this planet.
I will attempt to discuss this in a series or parts to this post and hope that the information and recommendations offered will be of some assistance to people who either find themselves afflicted with physical maladies or would prefer to avoid them. Please remember as you read this series to try and be non-judgmental, that any recommendations are not to be construed as an alternative to seeing your doctor when necessary and any results you may expect will rely on your determination to change your corporeal life and your desire for spiritual growth.