In all my research, and after talking to and working with hundreds of natural health researchers and doctors, I’ve found ONE fundamental underlying cause of literally ALL diseases.
In today’s feature article, I’ll discuss this ONE cause and how to tackle it using natural methods without side effects.
I’m sure some readers will love this but others won’t agree, so read on and take part in the lively discussion below.
It’s no coincidence that people who suffer from one condition tend to also experience other health problems. No disease works in isolation. It’s always a sign that there is something underlying we need to deal with.
Over 60% of people with Type 2 Diabetes, for example, have high blood pressure. The majority also have high cholesterol and are overweight. These conditions so often (but not always) go together. This is pretty well known.
The connection between high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction may however surprise you even more. A study published in the Journal of Urology revealed that 68% of men with high blood pressure also suffered with some degree of ED.
At Blue Heron Health News, we have several writers and natural health researchers who offer guides for many of these conditions. All of us use somewhat different approaches and methods. One thing we’ve noticed is how often when people are focusing on one condition, it automatically helps with other related, or sometimes seemingly unrelated conditions.
Jodi Knapp, for example, has an amazingly effective guide to tackle type 2 diabetes. Hundreds of people have completely healed their diabetes using her methods. To their surprise, as they followed her advice, their blood pressure also often goes down. Additionally, cholesterol levels improve too.
The same thing can be said about all of our methods. They are focused on one condition but improve various health issues. (Well, isn’t that a pleasant difference from the side effects of traditional medications!)
I don’t say this to plug our programs, but to make a point:
All health issues have the same underlying cause!
I like to call it stress. But that word may be misleading because most of us connect the word stress to emotional stress. Whereas stress can be any kind of push or attack against us that causes strain.
And that is only half the story. The other side of the coin is what I call “lack of defense” or “lack of energy.”
Let me give you an example…
The supermarkets are filled with heavily processed food. Many people get over 90% of their daily diet from these processed foods.
Whether it’s a frozen microwave meal or a McDonalds hamburger, these meals are loaded with all kinds of chemicals. Our bodies are not designed to process these chemicals. This causes physical stress in our digestive system.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, there is absolutely no nutritional value in these processed foods. Even if they have some vegetables or meat in them, the real energy has been processed out of them. This causes a lack of defense to deal with the chemicals.
The only thing that’s easy for the body to do is to process the sugars and fats out of the fast food and load it into the arteries or store it as body fats. This causes the blood sugar spikes for short while, causing physical stress again. The fat adds to weight gain that causes more physical stress. The fat also clogs cell receptors causing more stress and leading to type 2 diabetes. WOW!
Now this is only the food…
At the same time, we have to deal with all kinds of “sensory stress.” Studies have, for example, shown that living close to loud traffic noise dramatically increases the level of stress hormones the body releases. Fast moving objects (like cars), TV, loud fighting, etc. all add to these sensory stress levels. And because we don’t have the nutrition from the food we eat, we don’t have the same energy to deal with this.
Add to this the disagreement we just had with our spouse, our boss, our kids or our friends. Add on to that money worries, divorce, death of someone close to us, or having to move. Add on to that the stupid politician who couldn’t do his or her job or that rude customer service representative who didn’t want to help us. Add on to that the sexual problems all of this is causing. Then, we have an overload of emotional stress on top of everything.
As all of this different type of stress is building up, our blood pressure is rising, our cholesterol is rising, our weight is increasing, our blood sugar level is constantly too high and we have chronic pain. Now our physical, sensory, mental and emotional stress is also becoming chronic. Our bodies are constantly overloaded with stress hormones.
And then we begin worrying about our health!
The worst part is that as our stress level increases, our brain is wired to be in constant fight or flight mode. This makes our problem solving skills drop close to zero. So we can’t tackle our problems like we used to.
Under these conditions (and they of course do not have to be so severe) we have no energy left to fight off any kind of health threat that attacks us.
Every person has several hundred cancers developing in our bodies every year. Our immune system fights them off and gets rid of them. We are also exposed to thousands of threatening bacteria and viruses every day and our immune system most often kills them before we get sick. But, if we don’t have any energy left to fight it off…
Fortunately, there is a lot you can do. In fact, anything that you do to improve your health will benefit all other health issues you may experience.
Here is where I’d begin:
1) Improve your diet. Throw away most of the processed food and fill your fridge with fresh vegetables (80%) and organic meat and complete carbohydrates. Try to eat as much raw, fresh food as you can. This will reduce the stress from chemicals and increase your energy level to fight off diseases.
2) Reduce emotional stress as much as possible. Can you get away with less or are you sweating the small stuff? In every situation remember that if you are reacting, you are attacking yourself.
3) Spend at least a few minutes a day doing nothing in a quiet place with little sensory stimulation. This helps recharge the batteries.
4) Work out for an hour per day, six days a week. This doesn’t have to be a hard workout. Walking has been shown to be just as beneficial as jogging.
These things all work together. You’ll find that when you eat well, it’s easier to work out and relax. You’ll have more energy and therefore not be as reactive. You’ll also be equipped to better deal with stressful events and so they won’t be as damaging.
What I’ve found to work the quickest is to give the body and mind what I call a “Focused Break.” A “focused break” kind of hits the “reboot” button and helps the body to start anew. If you want to learn more about this, check out my High Blood Pressure Program…
Here at Blue Heron Health News, we’ve repeatedly witnessed how people who use more than one of our guides, often multiply the benefits they reap. Not only do they benefit from gaining relief for the disease they are focusing on, but they gain benefits for their overall health and often unrelated conditions that they had no hope to ever cure.
You can find all of our health guides on the right hand side of this page. But first, take part in the discussion and leave your comments below…