A very, very large part of these problems are reversible, contrary to what most people think. Surprise your doctor, get better!
Below I've shared a brief excerpt from a longer article on Larry Berkelhammer's blog: Mind Training to Improve Health. I saw his article right after I noticed a post on twitter saying cancer and illness in general was a lifestyle choice! They used a damning and judgmental tone too. What is wrong with people?? We... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I found myself on a website that claimed to offer inspiration about healing from a variety of illnesses. The post I read said that people earned their health. If you are ill you earned it and if you are healthy you earned it too said this website....
As I have often mentioned on this blog, people who have taken psychiatric drugs often have gut issues. Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common diagnosis for these phenomena. IBS is basically a garbage pail term after other issues have been ruled out. Sadly and rather ironically gastroenterologists generally have no idea how to help... Continue Reading →
When I consider my body is healing rather than thinking of it as sick I have a completely different relationship to the pain and malaise...
Sensations are always changing and moving. When we interrupt and constrict their natural process of unfolding and transformation by resisting them or trying to hold onto them, by tightening against them in our body or telling ourselves stories, it’s like damming up or diverting the course of a river. It’s easy to let the river... Continue Reading →
I've collected several things I do to cope with the pain I experience as a result of long-term psychotropic drug use and the subsequent withdrawal pain I find myself in. Many people suffer from these pains upon withdrawal from many different psychiatric drugs and psychiatric drug classes so I thought I'd share how I cope. In most cases with most individuals the pain remits in time but that can take up to a few years in the worst case scenarios so we do need to have coping strategies in place while the time passes. This is by no means an exhaustive list of what might be done to cope with pain. Some of this pain is sometimes talked about as fibromyalgia. I don't personally find that diagnosis helpful as it's a garbage pail term, but the pain is very real.
An article in Science Daily reports on a study about bacteria being associated with irritable bowel syndrome. This is, of course, something those of us who use alternative methods of healing have known for a long time. It's the WRONG bacteria that is problematic. Unhealthy bacteria, rather than enough of the good bacteria we need... Continue Reading →