Individualizing Protocols

Posted to Subscribers on 30 Dectember 2014


Dear Subscribers,

The post I had originally planned to write immediately after Christmas was going to address priorities in the healing process. Yesterday, I referred to my kahuna mentor, Morrnah Simeona. She had an enormous impact on my life, but two teachings stood out above all the others. One was that before healing can begin, the obstacle(s) to cure must be removed. One can interpret this on any level one chooses. For instance, we could talk exclusively about detoxification, but even within the general category of detoxification, we have to ask what we are trying to eliminate from the body. Are we talking about toxic metals? fungal infection? chemicals? parasites? nicotine and tar? radiation exposure? We can also talk about emotional, mental, and spiritual cleansing and subtle obstacles to cure such as feeling unworthy or guilt ridden.

If we can accept for a moment that any or perhaps even all of these play a role in undermining the health and therefore in contributing to chronic diseases, we would then want the healing strategies to be customized to reflect the specific issues of each person. Yes, of course, there are some general guidelines that are more or less suitable to everyone, but there are very specific measures for each toxin as well as for supporting the organs of elimination while the toxins are being eliminated. In short, one size does not fit all, at least not perfectly.

Over the last few years, I have written a number of posts about detoxification and also about the dhatus. Earlier this month, Dr. Indunil and I prepared a presentation for an international conference in which the use of darkfield was brought to the attention of natural healing world in Asia. We posted the abstract and some comments on the Institute site and are beginning translations now into Spanish and Portuguese. The Spanish was completed yesterday but I asked a Spanish colleague to check the technical terms.

This subject actually overlaps somewhat with the animation in the juicing film. As I mentioned, I have used the same analogies. When we think of blood, we usually think of a red liquid, but the fact is that blood is not really a liquid. Plasma is a liquid and it is straw-colored. Technically speaking, blood cells are in the plasma. So, using the language of Ayurveda, the plasma is rasa dhatu and the blood cells, both red and white, are rakta dhatu. The quality of the plasma affects the health of the blood cells. It is really that simple. If the plasma is too acidic, riddled with sludge, devoid of nutrients, bombarded by electromagnetic fields, etc., etc., the blood cells will not be healthy. . . and, of course, the patient will not be healthy and no regeneration will be possible.

Very few people know how to examine rasa and raktu dhatus; but when they learn, they can immediately tweak the protocols so as to purify the plasma. The plasma must be clean and rich in nutrients. The miracle of juicing is that improvements in rasa dhatu are immediate, starting with the first glass of juice. However, if we ascribe all benefits to carrots or wheatgrass or grapes or lemon juice, we risk oversimplifying a process that has a lot of nuances.

For instance, we can actually see if there are parasites in the plasma, if the electrical charge is correct, if there is fungal growth, etc., but many people do not have the techniques perfected for doing this. Hence part of the purpose of the Institute is to document cases and train others. We can use any natural ingredient as medicine, Ayurvedic or Andean herbs, gotu kola or wheatgrass. We just have to supply each patient with what that patient needs and to recognize that as there are improvements, the priorities change. For instance, Dr. Indunil can bring blood sugar into a normal range in a few days, ten at the most, but when I asked her how long a diabetic patient should be supervised, she said three months. I know this is actually a minimum because there are consequences from years and years of suboptimal existence.

Viewed from another angle, we could say that many people are preoccupied with one particular part of their overall health. Using the juicing video as an example, we could say that the asthma, colitis, or obesity were the primary concerns. At the first "taste" of normalcy, one may believe that continuing exactly the same juicing and exercising regimes will lead to optimum health and freedom from all other complaints. This may or may not be true so good professional assessment is advisable, perhaps not mandatory but definitely safer than winging it on one's own. The fact of the matter is that no matter how much a patient learns in a month in a resort treatment facility, that newly acquired body of knowledge does not cover all bases.

Another interesting fact to consider when patients are separated from their families is that only one person is getting the education so bringing the rest of the family on board with changes might require a lot of effort. Years ago, there was a patient who came to see me, but her husband wanted to play tourist rather than participate in the discussions. Not only did her treatment necessitate some measure of assistance but some training as well. Long story short, there was a tragedy, a family member died suddenly, all attention was on the funeral and grieving family members. She went off her careful diet and within hours was hospitalized. No one understood what had happened; they followed the procedures they had been trained to perform, but she died. The doctors were curious about the underlying cause of her death, did an autopsy, found absolutely no cancer, but they did not understand the fragility of her digestive system and how it could not adapt to the sudden change in diet. On the way to her funeral, the husband was feeding the children chocolate bars.

This obviously left an indelible impression on my mind so I have been adamant about involving the family in the treatment as well as the educational issues surrounding the treatment. This is not to say that a clinic needs to be organized like boot camp, rather that healing is fun so there should be milestones that are celebrated and the primary others ought to be there so that they, too, appreciate what is happening. If they can be roped into a few classes, that is better yet. If they can participate in some of the life style changes, that is even more ideal. Otherwise, the patient goes home to a family that still thinks ice cream is good for body and soul.

When the results of the Framington study — the yoga and tofu study — of heart conditions came out, pundits were interviewed and asked whether they were surprised by any of the conclusions. One high level specialist said that the only surprising thing for him was that the patients were compliant. In general, patients have to be very highly motivated if they are going to change their life styles significantly. Relapsing into old patterns is always a risk, but the more one understands about one's health and the protocols, the more likely it is that good habits will replace the old. In sum, longer stays often have significant benefits.

Lastly, for today, people have asked about the place and how it will be built. The answer is that it already exists. None of the photos are stock photos. They are all taken at the actual place we are seeking to acquire. The resort was built for stress management but is not being operated at the moment. This is why I said we could be operational in a month or two. We need some loose change for lawyers to draft documents as well as for relocating, but it would actually probably work best if those who want to come as students, interns, or patients make pledges that are solid enough that we can base decisions on them but loose enough that large sums are not collected before we know we can reach our goal.

This idea was actually presented almost simultaneously by two different subscribers. I might therefore ask for a volunteer to coordinate this. In the meantime, I want to thank those who have made donations. We have received $1658 gross, less the PayPal fees, cost of goods, and shipping to those who are participating in the rewards program. This sum will be allocated to the legal work on the documents needed for creating the Institute. Obviously, we still need a lot more, but inch by inch, we are making headway.

Blessings and gratitude,


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