The Effects of Stress

Stress and Your Life

Fact: Your life is going to present you with mental and physical stress*, probably very frequently!

*Stress is a mental or emotional strain or physiological disturbance or damage.

How you decide to deal with this inevitable stress can make a huge difference in your life and the lives of your family and friends. If you can make decisions based on the merits of your choices without worrying about whether you are “up to dealing with all this stress,” you will be happier and much more productive.

If you look for ways to avoid stress because you don’t think you can handle it, you may find that you feel less engaged with life and much less happy than you should be. Or, if you charge ahead into the stress and your body takes a hit, you can be fatigued, foggy-headed, irritable or sick as a result.

Neither of these options is even close to ideal. Continuing to muddle through and not attempting to solve your stress problem will prolong your suffering. It’s only going to worsen.

Stress Is Not Your Problem

The first fact to know if you are going to escape the stress trap is that stress alone isn’t your problem. We live on planet Earth— stress is going to happen.

Your problems with stress are most likely rooted in health problems with your body.

It works like this:

  1. You get hit with some stress in your life.
  2. Your body isn’t physically up to dealing with this, and the stress causes symptoms (such as sleep problems, anxiety, racing heart, digestive problems, headaches, fatigue, etc.).
  3. The symptoms of reactions to stress cause more
  4. This causes the symptoms to worsen.

With this cycle repeating, damage to your health continues, and the whole problem worsens. Also, you can develop many other health problems not directly related to stress.

The Solution That Isn’t

A standard error in attempting to deal with stress reactions is to take drugs. If you feel terrible and tell your doctor about it, you are going to get a prescription.

Drugs for sleep, anxiety, digestion and pain are all symptom-reducers. There are no drugs that help with the reasons behind these symptoms. It’s like biting your cheek after a trip to the dentist: your mouth is numb from novocaine, so you can’t feel the pain. But after the drug wears off, you’ll have to deal with the damage you inflicted on yourself.

After a year of taking drugs, you may be much worse off than when you started on them.

But, when you start on drugs there can be a moment where you are so, so grateful for them. Finally, there is a bit of relief; finally the edge comes off just a little. It’s easy to get stuck in this feeling and keep trying to repeat it with new drugs once the first ones quit working.

Best advice? Just tough it out (or do something effective about your health). Drugs will almost always make it worse.

What Causes Stress Symptoms?

Many people assume that since the adrenal glands have the job of responding to stress, most problems from stress would be from adrenal exhaustion. But often the cause is some other body malfunction that is severely overtaxing the adrenals. In this case, supporting the adrenals may not work at all. More information from Harvard Medical School

The thyroid can create many stress symptoms, as can sex hormones and blood sugar problems.

As you can see, this can get very convoluted very quickly. Your chances of trial-and-error success using diet changes and vitamin shops are not good.

A Way Out

First, I recommend that you knock off doing things that will never help you:

Stop doing nothing, stop guessing and trial and error (“Dr. Google”), and stop using dead-end drugs.

The solution to having your life held hostage by stress has three parts:

  1. Get your body tested to discover the first step it needs to begin recovery, and what help it needs to take this first step.
  2. Find knowledgeable, competent, experienced assistance to help you with this first step.
  3. Repeat 1 and 2 for the remaining steps until you have stable, good health, and your problems have gone for good.

The EvecticsSM system works by finding where your body is hanging up in its healing process and helping it to continue healing by doing only what the body wants. By continuing to help the body to improve past a series of stuck points, it can be returned to a condition of health and being able to deal with stress and damage from your environment.

This approach could help you (and therefore your family and friends) to have a happier, more productive life.

Watch this short video for a better understanding of how you could change your life permanently.

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how your body can be assisted to heal itself.

Do A Detoxification Program Yourself

DetoxificationThis Is The Information on Detox You’ve Been Looking For

On this one webpage, you can:

  • Get educated about detoxification without the hype.
  • Learn how you can do an effective and possibly life-changing detox yourself.
  • Get the specific information you need on how to adjust the program individually to you.
  • Get started!

YOUR FIRST STEP:

Invest 30 minutes in your own health. Watch this webinar to understand detoxification, how you can benefit from it and exactly how to do a detox yourself.

The Standard Process “Detox BalanceTM” Program

This is a 28-day program of diet improvements and whole-food supplements in smoothies.

Does this “get out all the nasty toxins?” Probably not.

What it does with high efficiency for every patient I’ve ever put on the program is:

  • Better energy
  • Better sleep
  • Better digestion
  • Improved mental clarity

Often there are many other benefits, such as improved libido, improved skin, weight loss, etc.

While we carry Standard Process products, neither Alternative Health Atlanta nor any third party associated with, related to, or linked to Alternative Health Atlanta’s business or website is in any way affiliated with Standard Process Inc.® Standard Process expressly disclaims any responsibility for, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, any statement, information, materials, or content found on or included in Alternative Health Atlanta’s marketing materials/website, or any third party marketing materials/websites related to, associated with or linked to Alternative Health Atlanta’s business or website. Standard Process products are dietary supplements and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how your body can be assisted to heal itself.

The Insanity of Disease Prevention

The Insanity of Disease Prevention

With heart disease and cancer killing 1.2 million annually (the two leading causes of death in the US), should you be fooled into believing that anything is really known about prevention?

If you worry sometimes (or a lot) about getting cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, or other life-altering (or life-ending) diseases, there’s a reason for that:

You aren’t in control of whether you get these diseases, and you are hoping that you get lucky.

Sure, that would worry anyone.

Using cars as an analogy: you climb into the passenger side of a car and look over to see your neighbor’s 16-year-old son getting into the driver’s seat. You are WORRIED! You’re sweating, you’re shaking. So, you get out, evict the kid from the car and drive it yourself. Suddenly, no worries! You’re back in control. It’s not like you are the world’s most talented driver, but you trust yourself to stay out of trouble.

What if you did this for your health worries as well? What if you evicted your doctor from the driver’s seat and made the guy into an advisor instead? What if you stopped buying into the idea that “you can’t know” what to do to stay healthy and prevent disease other than general, inane stuff like “stop smoking.”

Here is an example of the insanity that passes for “Prevention” in our current health care system:

(Actual) Top Tips for Cancer Prevention:

  1. Don’t use tobacco.
  2. Eat a healthy diet.
  3. Exercise and avoid being overweight.
  4. Get regular medical care and screenings.

Here is my satire of these tips:

Top Tips for Auto Accident Prevention (Medical Version):

  1. Make sure your headlights work if you drive at night.
  2. Make sure your brakes and tires are inspected regularly.
  3. Test your horn.
  4. Schedule regular bumpergram imaging for early detection that you’ve already had an accident.

What’s Preventing the Prevention?

Prevention implies that something is being DONE to prevent the bad thing from happening. Current medical prevention includes no hint that you have some control of your own life and health outcome. There isn’t any inkling that you could be responsible for your health.

If you add personal responsibility and the idea that you can have control of your own health into the Tips List, it would look something like this:

Tips for Auto Accident Prevention (Personal Responsibility Version):

  1. Pay attention to the road, traffic and your environment.
  2. Drive as if the other guy might do something stupid at any time.
  3. Don’t do distracting things while driving (phones, radios, kids).
  4. Keep your speed and spacing with other vehicles so you have reaction time.

Tips for Cancer Prevention (Personal Responsibility Version):

  1. Test your body to find out if anything is inhibiting your immune system and correct it.
  2. Test your body to find out what you could do to help your body improve its overall health and do this.
  3. Find out what diet restrictions are needed with your body and develop a more ideal food plan to improve and maintain your health.
  4. Get tested regularly for cancer risk factors (such as thermography) and handle any that are found.

If you aren’t familiar with these last four tips, you should know that understanding them could be the answer to much of your worry about scary diseases.

To understand how these tips would work, here’s a quick rundown of important health information that is either little known or little understood:

Summary: Your body is intelligent and constantly is working to maintain and heal itself. By accessing information from the nervous system with specific types of testing, it’s possible to let the body be its own doctor. You can find out from it what help it needs and then assist it to heal itself. We have treatment techniques and supplements all designed to be used by the body to repair itself and return to health.

Here’s a detailed version of the above summary:

  1. Your body is alive and intelligent. You may think of it as a kind of biological machine run by reflexes, but it’s really a bona fide intelligence. It created itself starting with just two cells. It runs itself and repairs itself (even from threats such as viruses that it’s never seen before). Most important, it is aware of the areas in it that are damaged or not functioning correctly and knows what it needs to repair them.

  2. There are testing techniques that access your body’s nervous system to expose the information about what is damaged and what is needed by your body to repair this.

  3. There are noninvasive treatment techniques and specific supplements that are designed to work with your body, giving it what it is asking for so that it can repair itself.

  4. Using tools called “functional lab testing” along with the nervous system testing described above, it’s possible to know what your body shouldn’t eat and to design a diet that would be healthy for you.

This Information Changes Everything

Working with the body to assist it to heal itself ends the standard trial-and-error methods of conventional medicine. It ends the tyranny of the pharmaceutical treatment model as the ONLY method of treatment accepted as legitimate. It gives you the ability to improve and control your own health, and to kick the teenage driver out of your car for good.

Find Out More

Here is a free booklet with the story of how I developed my techniques and how those techniques work (very practical information that shows how your body works and how to start recovering your health for the rest of your life).

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how your body can be assisted to heal itself.

Should You Get the Flu Shot?

Should You Get the Flu Shot?

Should You Get the Flu Shot?

 Learn the facts and then decide…

“Get Your Flu Shot Here” signs have been all over the city since late summer. It’s that time of year when we are bombarded with flu shot advertising encouraging you to get your shot. CVS and Target are offering “free” shots (no copay on your insurance).

There are many physicians who are pushing flu shots, however there are many others who believe that the flu vaccine is not a good idea for anyone. Here are some facts about the influenza virus and the vaccine so that you can make an informed decision on whether you should get the flu shot:

FACT: Did you know that influenza is not a very common illness? Just because you have flu-like symptoms does not mean you have the flu. There are over 200 viruses that cause influenza-like illness and symptoms and without a laboratory test, you cannot tell the difference.

ACTUAL percentage of the US population likely to get the flu? 3% to 11%. (This figure is the current one from the CDC (Center for Disease Control). Previously, the percentage has been given as 5% to 20%, because people with “no symptoms” were being counted. Huh?)

FACT: Flu vaccines only work against the virus strains picked as most likely to show up in any given year. The vaccines must be manufactured well in advance of the season, so no mid-flu-season adjustments can be made. Here’s the vaccine effectiveness for the past few years (according to the CDC):

  • 2014-15 – 19%
  • 2015-16 – 48%
  • 2016-17 – 40%
  • 2017-18 – 38%
  • 2018-19 – 47%

FACT: You can get the flu despite being vaccinated. Here’s what the CDC says about this:

There are several reasons why someone might get flu symptoms, even after they have been vaccinated against flu.

  1. One reason is that some people can become ill from other respiratory viruses besides flu such as rhinoviruses, which are associated with the common cold, cause symptoms similar to flu, and also spread and cause illness during the flu season. The flu vaccine only protects against influenza, not other illnesses.
  2. Another explanation is that it is possible to be exposed to influenza viruses, which cause the flu, shortly before getting vaccinated or during the two-week period after vaccination that it takes the body to develop immune protection. This exposure may result in a person becoming ill with flu before protection from the vaccine takes effect.
  3. A third reason why some people may experience flu like symptoms despite getting vaccinated is that they may have been exposed to a flu virus that is very different from the viruses the vaccine is designed to protect against. The ability of a flu vaccine to protect a person depends largely on the similarity or “match” between the viruses selected to make the vaccine and those spreading and causing illness. There are many different flu viruses that spread and cause illness among people. For more information, see Influenza (Flu) Viruses.
  4. The final explanation for experiencing flu symptoms after vaccination is that the flu vaccine can vary in how well it worksand some people who get vaccinated may still get sick.

FACT: The vaccine contains toxic ingredients that are potentially or overtly dangerous to everyone, but especially to developing infants and children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Some of the ingredients are:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Aluminum Salts
  • Mercury (preservative)
  • Antibiotics (anti-contaminant)
  • Chicken Egg Proteins
  • MSG (as a stabilizer)
  • Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier)

FACT: Flu vaccines are made from viruses that are grown in chicken eggs with embryos. If you have a severe allergic reaction to eggs getting a flu shot is very risky. So, if your baby hasn’t eaten eggs at 6 months how do you know if she is allergic to it?

FACT: Vaccination studies are not independent and unbiased.  The Cochrane Collaboration caution people evaluating flu vaccine research to be aware that most research conducted on vaccines is funded by the very pharmaceutical companies who market the vaccines and make huge profits on their sales.

The Cochrane Collaboration’s long-running review of flu vaccines (2018 update) has this statement in its Main Results:

Healthy adults who receive inactivated parenteral influenza vaccine rather than no vaccine probably experience less influenza, from just over 2% to just under 1%. NOTE THE WORD “PROBABLY.”

What Should I Do?

Become educated about the flu and its risks and the vaccine and its benefits and risks and make an informed decision after consulting multiple sources of information and discussing your questions with one or more health professionals.

Getting a flu shot because “it’s just the normal thing to do” may not be your best decision.

Doing whatever your doctor recommends because he or she “knows best” should be considered with the knowledge that more than 50% of the US population has chronic illness that your doctor doesn’t understand and can’t treat. In general, medical science knows much, much less than the popular media represents.

More Information

To help your body’s immune system stave off that flu, learn how changes to your diet can give you an immune boost:

Boost Your Immune System (A diet-based way to dramatically reduce your chances of illness)

Start Now! Get Healthy!

Here is a free booklet with the story of how I developed my techniques and how those techniques work (very practical information that shows how your body works and how to start recovering your health for the rest of your life).