Chronic Disease

What is Chronic Disease?

Chronic Disease is a slow progressive disease with a long duration that comes in a variety of forms such as: Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, Respiratory Disease, Obesity, and Diabetes. Chronic Disease is the No. 1 Killer of Humans worldwide annually. It affects millions of people worldwide. Research and technology exists to end the disease, but humans lack the resources and the will to make healthy lifestyles choices. You could say that Chronic Disease is a mental and emotional disease with physical consequences.

Obesity is out of control in many countries worldwide with no clear solution. Obesity is leading all habitual diseases in morbidity, long term care, and death. Obesity affects the body’s ability to cope with other common diseases, e.g., colds, flu, arthritis, fibromyalgia. Obesity lowers the immune system, clogs the liver and blood vessels, places stress on the heart, disrupts the metabolism and hormone insulin, and creates high blood sugar leading to diabetes. “This will be the first generation of parents worldwide that will outlive their children, because of obesity and diabetes.” This disease has no borders or boundaries and strikes every ethnicity despite their level of industrial development or health care infrastructure. Obesity and diabetes are just now getting the attention they deserve worldwide.

What are the symptoms?

Chronic Disease is seen as a social ill where the major risk factors are: unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, alcoholism, anxiety, depression, stress, or tobacco use. The global medical scientific community doesn’t see Habitual Disease as being infectious or a pandemic, so no resources are being used to eliminate or resolve them. Yet, both of them pose a far greater problem for humanity and medical science than do any infectious diseases. If the major risk factors for persistent disease were eliminated, at least 80% of heart disease, stroke and type two diabetes would be prevented; and 40% of all cancers would be eliminated.

Humans and animals experience sickness/illness as the body’s attempt to get our attention that there is an imbalance. We experience a condition, symptom or feeling, e.g., runny nose, headache, fatigue, back pain. Signs are always present, but we are not trained how to see or identify them. We only recognize them when they are tied to a big red flag or the body or an organ stops functioning.Many ailments have an onset of twenty to thirty years before showing any outward signs, e.g., cancer, fibromyalgia, heart attack, stroke. YES! The absence of symptoms or physical signs does not equate to being healthy.

How do you acquire Chronic Disease?

The disease occurs when people lack adequate treatment and education about the effects of social ills that all too frequently accompany economic and urban development, e.g., effects of tobacco, cancer, pollution, stress, eating problems, depression, alcohol, drug use, suicide, violence, anger, and mental and emotional pain. The disease does not spread from person to person, but leaves the burden with each individual dependent on their abilities to seek treatment or support.

How is Chronic Disease treated?

The World Health Organization (WHO), nations, governments, communities, and organizations in the private and public sectors have been trying to get the upper hand with Chronic Disease for over 80 years. The disease claims more than 40 Million lives annually and half of the deaths are under 70 years old and female. By far, Chronic Disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, representing over 60% of all deaths annually and rising.

There are two schools of thought:

Complementary & Alternative Medicine sees Chronic Disease as an energy imbalance within the body that affects all areas of the body: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. A holistic treatment plan considers an integrative approach to: identify the causes of the energy imbalances, provide individualized remedies and therapies, prevent recurrence, and reintegrate health and wellness. This is accomplished through the use of Integrative Medicine, which is the collaboration of Energy, Complementary/Alternative, and Allopathic Medicines. The solution to any imbalance within the body is seen as a process and not a destination. The alleviation of all physical symptoms doesn’t mean that the imbalance is resolved.

Allopathic (Western) Medicine American Medical Association (AMA), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and Pharmaceutical Research & Manufactures of America (Big Pharma)have labeled the symptoms and effects of Chronic Disease as a Disorder or Syndrome. The APA’s Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) refers to Chronic Disease as physical dysfunction or mental disorder. Once labeled then the use of drugs, invasive surgery, or clinical therapy can be applied to treat the symptoms and effects of the habitual disease. Meanwhile, the causes of the persistent disease and imbalances within the body are never addressed.

What are some other forms of Chronic Disease?

The WHO has stated that Chronic Disease needs to be seen in the same light as an infectious pandemic, in order for the international scientific community to take action and acquire the necessary funding. The WHO has indicated that this is not a complete list. It is only the tip of the iceberg for chronic (mental, emotional, physical) diseases:

Addictions
Alzheimer’s
Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Cancer (all forms)
Cardiovascular Disease
Chronic Fatigue
Combat Stress
Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes
Eating Disorders (overeating, anorexia, bulimia, Obesity)
Epilepsy & Seizures
Fibromyalgia
Heart Disease, Stroke
Hypertension, Stress,
Influenza & Pneumonia
Kidney Disease
Osteoporosis
Parkinson’s
Post Traumatic Stress
Pulmonary Disease
Respiratory Disease
Sexual Assault, Rape
Suicide

Chronic Disease crosses all education, social economic, cultural, rural, and urban barriers. It infects and erodes personal lives, the lives of families, and devastates communities as well as nations. Since Chronic Disease is not considered a pandemic or infectious disease it does not attract the medical science community at a local or global level.

Heart Disease Kills Diabetics

About two-thirds of persons over 65 who die from diabetes have heart disease. In fact, the risk of dying from heart disease is several times higher among persons with diabetes compared to non-diabetics.

The Framingham Heart Study is a long-term continuous cardiovascular study of the residents of the Framingham, a town in Massachusetts in the USA. The study began in 1948 with 5,209 adult subjects and the grandchildren of the original subjects are now taking part. Much of our knowledge of heart disease and how it is affected by diet, exercise and various medicines first came to light during this ground-breaking trans-generational study.

Framingham was the first study to show that diabetics are more vulnerable to heart disease than non-diabetics, and that having multiple health issues increases the likelihood of heart disease. The health problems associated with heart disease include diabetes, being overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, and a family history of early heart disease.

The more risks factors a person has for heart disease, the greater the chance they will develop the disease. In addition, the probability of dying from heart disease is much greater for a diabetic. Thus while a person with one risk factor, such as high blood pressure, will have a particular chance of dying from heart disease, a person with diabetes has two to four times that risk of dying.

One medical study found that people with diabetes who had no other risk factors for heart disease were five times more likely to die of heart disease than non-diabetics. Another study indicated that diabetics were as likely to have a heart attack as non-diabetics who have already had heart attacks.

How diabetics get heart disease

The most common cause of heart disease in diabetics is atherosclerosis (hardening of the coronary arteries) due to a build-up of cholesterol in the blood vessels that supply the heart. This build-up usually begins before blood glucose levels increase noticeably. If you have abnormally high levels of cholesterol there is an 85% chance that you also have diabetes.

Cholesterol is a microscopic ingredient found in the membranes of animal cells, including humans. It holds the thin membranes of your body cells together; without cholesterol your body would collapse into a jelly-like heap. It also has a role in sending signals to your cells along your nerves. In addition, it is the raw material your body uses to make certain hormones, as well as vitamin D.

About 75 to 80% of your cholesterol is made by synthesising other substances inside your body. The rest comes from the animal products you eat. If you eat too much cholesterol, your body will reduce the amount of cholesterol it makes… provided your system is working properly. If not, you will end up with too much cholesterol.

Cholesterol is transported through the blood stream to where it is needed to build cells. Because it is insoluble, it has to be carried within lipoproteins, which are soluble in blood. These can be either low-density lipoproteins (LDL) or high density lipoproteins (HDL). The problem is LDL – when too many particles of cholesterol are being delivered by LDL, they tend to collide and become damaged.

These damaged particles cause plaques (raised bumps or small scars) to form on the walls of the arteries. These plaques are fragile. When a plaque ruptures, the blood around it starts to clot. To contain the rupture, the clot will grow. If the clot grows big enough, it will block the artery.

If an artery that carries blood to your heart becomes blocked, you’ll have a heart attack. If the blood vessels in your feet get blocked, you’ll end up with peripheral vascular disease. Once you have too much cholesterol in your blood you are on your way to angina, heart disease and stroke, and irreversible damage to the tiny blood vessels in your eyes and kidneys.

How diabetics can be treated for heart disease

Depending on its severity, heart disease in persons with diabetes can be treated in several ways. These include:

Aspirin therapy
Diet
Exercise
Medications
Surgery

Aspirin therapy

For type 2 diabetics who are aged over 40 and are at high-risk for heart disease and peripheral vascular disease, a daily low-dose of aspirin reduces the risks of the clots that lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Diet

A plant-focused diet such as the one that I recommend for treating diabetes will also help treat hard disease. This easy to follow diet means that you eat food that is… natural… low in sugar… low in fat… low in salt… high in fibre… with low GI values… which is mostly plants. You also need to avoid eggs and dairy products, and drink plenty of water.

This is not a vegetarian or vegan diet as you can still eat meat provided it is ultra-lean. However, early studies do indicate that a vegan diet may have a number of benefits for persons with heart disease but more research is needed to confirm these preliminary findings.

Exercise

As well as helping you lose excess weight, regular exercise will improve your blood glucose levels, high blood pressure, cholesterol levels and to decrease abdominal fat, all of which are risk factors for heart disease.

Both aerobic and anaerobic exercises increase the mechanical efficiency of the heart. Aerobic exercise increases cardiac output (the volume of blood being pumped by the heart) and anaerobic strength training increases the thickness of your heart muscles.

The beneficial effects of exercise on the cardiovascular system have been well documented. A study that tracked physical activity among adults with type 2 diabetes over 19 years found that those who undertook at least four hours a week of moderate exercise were about 40% less likely to succumb to heart disease than sedentary people. They also cut their risk of getting a stroke.

Medications

Many medications are used to treat heart disease. Here’s a sampling:

ACE inhibitors widen or dilate blood vessels to improve the amount of blood the heart pumps and to lower blood pressure. Angiotension II Receptor Blockers reduce chemicals that narrow the blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily.

Antiarrhythmics are used to treat abnormal heart rhythms resulting from irregular electrical activity of the heart. Blood thinners or anticoagulants, such as Warfarin, help prevent clots from forming in the blood. Antiplatelets prevent the formation of blood clots. Clot busters are used in thrombolytic therapy to break up blood clots.

Beta-blockers are one of the most widely used drugs for high blood pressure and are a mainstay in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Calcium channel blockers relax blood vessels and increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while also reducing the heart’s workload. Digoxin helps an injured or weakened heart work more efficiently to send blood through the body.

Diuretics help get rid of unneeded water (which makes it easier for the heart to pump) and salt (a cause of high blood pressure) through the urine. Nitrates are vasodilators used to treat angina in persons with coronary artery disease or chest pain caused by blocked blood vessels of the heart.

As you can see, most of these medications mitigate the various deleterious effects of heart disease. But they don’t actually cure the disease. Once you start taking them you have to continue for the rest of your life.

Surgery

There are many surgical techniques for treating heart disease. These range from the insertion of simple stents to heart transplants.

Stents are small expandable tubes used to reinforce weakened arteries or to open up arteries that have been narrowed by the build-up of plaque. In heart-bypass surgery the problem of blocked coronary arteries is overcome by creating a new pathway to the heart for the blood. Heart-valve surgery is used to repair damaged valves in the heart.

People with abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia) can be treated with cardioversion in which electrical signals are sent to the heart muscle to restore a normal rhythm which allows the heart to pump more effectively. A pacemaker is a small device that sends electrical impulses to the heart muscle to maintain a suitable heart rate and rhythm. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is an electronic device that constantly monitors the heart rate and rhythm and which, when it detects an abnormal rhythm, delivers energy to the heart muscle, causing the heart to beat in a normal rhythm again.

A Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) is a kind of mechanical heart that is placed inside a person’s chest, where it helps the heart pump blood throughout the body. A heart transplant is the replacement of a diseased heart with a heart from a healthy donor who has died.

In the main, the purpose of surgery for heart disease is to rectify the underlying condition.

Summary

If you are diabetic, there is a strong probability that you have or will develop heart disease also. The most common cause of heart disease in diabetics is atherosclerosis and if you have cholesterol issues there is an 85% chance that you also have diabetes.

Heart disease can be treated with a combination of aspirin therapy, a plant-focused diet and exercise. There are many medicines for ameliorating the various deleterious effects of the disease. Surgical techniques to rectify the underlying condition range from the insertion of stents to heart transplants.

When you are diagnosed with diabetes, you will probably be checked for heart disease. The diet and exercise regime that will help you beat your diabetes should also be helpful in dealing with your heart disease.

How to Understand Disease

This is very important that you understand, this week’s topic. We want to understand how disease work so that we can focus on the ‘opposite.’ It is never meant to be a ‘study of disease’ because when we study disease, we put more energy into disease, we will get more disease, more hybrid diseases coming into existence, because where we focus, energy flows to, which means we get more of it instead of less of it… Or if you would like, the law of attraction, where you focus you attract.

How ever you choose it, when you understand disease, please, please keep it simple, else it becomes a study, which means you are giving energy to disease instead of the opposite!

You leave it, you leave the disease at that then do the opposite of disease, after all we are living in the world of duality. Disease is essentially ‘state of existence’ of the dis-ease of the mind manifested in the physical body. Disease comes into existence, it will go through the process of birth, growth and death!

The questions really are:

· when will, the disease die, after all when the disease die, we as human being have the health to which we desire, isn’t it?

· How long does it live?

· What does it live on?

Disease come into existence by a single ‘seed’ of thought, a single seed of disharmonious thought. That’s the beginning of disease in its potential of becoming a full grown matured disease.

When it comes into existence, like any baby, animals, virus, bacteria, it choose to ‘survive’ for as long as it could. It has a consciousness or if you like, ‘survival instinct’ to continue its existence before disappearing back to where it came from in the first place, into nothing-ness where thought, the first seed came from.

The process begins as it comes into existence, it strive to prolong its existence, as any humans do also, it wants to live, so it birthed, then it grows by living onto some ‘food’ to survive then when the food stops, like the dinosaurs, becomes extinct, dies! This is the simplicity we want you to have in understanding disease!

To cause the disease to come to the end, to die, because when disease dies, you have the health you desire, so you want the disease to die. There are 2 ways to do it.

· Remove the original seed of thought;

· Stop feeding the disease.

Disease cannot exist, like mosquitoes in moving water (energy continues to flow). Where there are stagnant water, mosquitoes grows. When there are stagnant energy within the body, disease begin its birthing and grows. Let’s call it the ‘disease environment’. The disease will only live in environment of ‘stagnation’, absence of disease when its environment is ‘moving’.

So we have now 3 components to disease:

· Original seed of disease;

· Food of disease;

· Environment of disease.

We have left out the environment for simplicity sake, which you will understand when we are finished, because the environment provide the ‘food’ for disease, it is very much related.

You can get by without having to think of it yet it is important enough to be mentioned because when you remove the environment, the disease will die also, because there is no food for disease to live.

· Original seed of disease is the original thought of disharmony with its host

(YOU, what you want to do)!

· Food of disease is STRESS, any form of stress, things that we want to do, but prevented from doing, seeing someone you dislike or causes you stress that you have to, no choice to live with because of what ever commitment you have etc.

· Environment of disease is STAGNATION of energy. A place where the energy is prevented from flowing, a place where everything you do is looked upon as a ‘no no’, or simply put, no freedom of expression.

These are the 3 components of disease, think of it as the oxygen of disease for it to come into existence and stay in existence, without which the disease will begin to die.

As mentioned, food of disease and environment of disease is very closely related because food exist in the disease environment…. Because the environment of disease is stress, which is the food for disease. When you starve the disease it dies.

Please note, disease can die, but it can come back to live again, as I have learned from the plants by our good friend, Mr Wong who works with plants. He tells me that plants even thought it has dried, can appear to be dead, but later it CAN come back to live, when the environment is suitable to begin life again, it is sort of like a ‘hibernation mode’. What we are saying is when the disease appears to have died, when you put the person back into the same disease environment, the disease can come back to live again! So be careful when you put the person back into the disease environment.

Okay, lets begin to put the whole together to understand how disease work.

Disease comes into existence because of the ‘original seed’ of disharmony. It then lives within the host when it is feed from its environment. When the food stops, it dies.

The question then is, will the disease ever die before the host?

Yes, the disease can die before the host die, that’s the objective of this understanding, else there is no need to understand it… Because normally, the disease makes the host die! Yes, disease die when the food runs out, the host is the environment for the disease, when the food runs out, as in when the host dies, the disease also dies… Sometimes if it becomes ‘strong’ it can even migrate to another host!

The host’s environment outside the body is the food for the disease within! It is related!

It is that simple.

· When you remove the environment, the disease begins to die.

· When you remove the original seed, the disease dies.

When the disease environment changes, the disease begins to die because the food runs low. When the original seed is removed, the environment changes back to how it was. The environment of disease is ‘stagnation’ of energy flow with-in as a result of the stagnation of energy flow with-out. Again, the disease environment is ‘stress’ or ‘stagnant energy flow’. Which is food for disease. When you remove it, disease dies, which is our objective.

You have heard of people and even study done, that when a person stops working, the life span of the person is about 1.5 years after stopping the job. The energy stops to flow, the stagnation of energy flow exist and the disease takes hold, live off the host until the host dies, the disease dies.

But there are those who seem to defy the statistics. When you observe them, when they stop

work, they have ‘hobbies’ that they enjoy and that means ‘they move the energy’, stagnation of energy is absence, which means disease environment is absence, which means you have health instead of death.

The original thought is more challenging because it resides in the ‘past’, the host’s past. You need to resolve that, some times to ‘find’ the original seed of disease is a challenge by itself, they do not want to remember, they suppress it so well that they literally do not remember, hence the seed continues to exist within the host, which means they may recover but it remain in ‘hibernation mode’, the seed will re-animate itself some time later.

Simply put.

· Remove the seed of disease or starve the seed!

Starve the seed is the most viable considering that people are getting better and better at hiding their seeds of disease. That means to make the environment so starve of disease food that disease dies instead of thrive!

Remove the person from the environment and allow them to do what ever they want to do!

That means to be happy doing what they want without restriction, that means the energy begin to move within, that means you are starving the seed of disease, that means an absolute absence of ‘stress’. Even like you should not be doing that! The inkling of ‘guilt’ must also be removed and just allowed to do what ever the host wants for a prolong period of time until the disease dies…

How long does that take? Normally 3 months will be sufficient! But it can take as long as it does or as short as it does! To make it even simpler. BE YOURSELF! Do what you want, when you want, how you want and LIVE! Living is moving waters that prevents stagnation of energy flow, that’s living water! Hope you understand and now you do the opposite for health. Be ‘relaxed’ and be ‘you’. How about those who already have the disease?

JUST REMOVE them from their EXISTING ENVIRONMENT! For 3 months in a relaxed environment (which is the non-disease environment)! From everyone they know, they love, they hate, just let them be OUT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ENTIRELY!

Some times the environment can MOVE together with the disease host. So be careful! The moving disease environment shall mean the ‘person’ who is very close to the host!