Most people with some kind of severe disease or chronic illness are likely convinced that they are stuck with it for life. Modern medicine has effectively convinced society that there are no ways out. However, just because conventional medicine has chosen to have seemingly permanent blind spot for the root cause of anything, that certainly does not mean that in truth you or anyone is bound to suffer for the rest of their lives. I’m convinced that there exists a natural herb or nutrient which has been provided for us, to address any ailment that we may be confronted with. In my life thus far, I’ve been blessed to witness an astounding number and variety of what seemed like death sentences be effectively defeated by the body’s own natural processes as a result of being supplied with the proper nutrients and naturally occurring substances.
That’s right. I’ve even seen people experience relief from seizures, and actually know of a man who was spared from brain surgery when given the proper nutrients for just a couple months. This was all done simply through functional nutrition. In this particular case, anti- inflammatory anti-oxidants, as well as DHA, a component of fish oil that was micro-emulsified, really helped to accomplish this, in addition to some other personalized nutrients for eliminating toxins.
There are always hints your body will be giving you to indicate what’s wrong with it. For instance, if you experience right shoulder pain, it is most likely that this pain’s origin is actually in the gallbladder. That’s because these two areas share a nerve coming from the spine. Additionally, if you experience head aches, one of the most common causes is actually the gallbladder. This is because the phrenic nerve connects the gallbladder to the head. Therefore, to try to remedy this and uncover the cause, one can gently massage the area right below the right ribcage to break up stagnation and often, this can lead to relief.
If you have Lyme, you may experience joint pain that migrates or moves around, nerve pain or irregularities, headaches, rib cage pain and much more including so- called fibromyalgia- type pain. These are all indications that you may want to test, or properly assess your symptoms to see if you might carry this Microbe. Contrary to popular belief and what most doctors are willing to diagnose, Lyme is common in all areas of the United States and is not only transmittable by ticks, but also potentially transferred through things like spiders, fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Herbs like stevia, oregano oil, cryptolepis and cordifolia, for example, are said to be helpful as is supporting the lymph and liver to an equally important extent. Lyme coinfection like babesia are notorious for causing pain of various forms as is the other coinfection bartonella. Babesia is a protozoan blood parasite and can cause all kinds of inflammatory tissue damage, nerve disruption, headaches and more, including even heart damage and chest pain. Bartonella can have very similar disruptive effects and can often be treated naturally with similar herbs that can help Lyme. Every specific infection that occurs in every human being might need a slightly different adjustment or product combination in their protocol. This is why personalized evaluative biofeedback assessments can be helpful in determining the cause as well as your unique required protocol. I’ve been liking Sida Acuta and Cryptolepis for the babesia I’ve had, as well as lymph support and supplemental foundation nutrition like multivitamins and krill oil.
Another common pain pattern is located in the neck and surprisingly tends to indicate liver congestion. The liver is closely related to the gallbladder as the gallbladder is the liver’s main method of excreting it’s stored toxins. So if you’re feeling really tense in the neck, it may be time to focus more on detox using things like milk thistle, beets or dandelion, and artichoke.
Often, if someone gets pain around their quadratus lumborum– located at the small of their back, this can often indicate lung congestion. For me, once, I had all over backpain so bad that I was floor- ridden for an entire day. So I went to see the one person who I knew could heal me using functional medicine, and sure enough, within a day I was healed. This had nothing to do with me physically pulling a muscle. Rather, I had a lung infection, or as she called it, “fungus of the lungus”. Issues with the lungs can tend to permeate all throughout the nerves of the back, including the shoulder, upper and lower back. All I did was take some antifungal, oxygenating nutrition and the next day I was on my way to the beach, pain free. Functional nutrition is truly incredible and never ceases to amaze me.
What all of this indicates is that if you experience pain in a particular area, you can simply root it back to whatever organ it corresponds to, find out the nutrition you need to support that organ, and respond accordingly. This has never failed me.
Even the teeth have their own way of expressing to you what is wrong with your body, and subsequently the steps you need to take in order to fix it.
Similarly, various symptoms can easily indicate whatever is wrong with you. For instance, anxiety symptoms, both mental and physical, often indicate a B vitamin deficiency. High blood pressure tends to indicate a requirement for the more sedating B vitamins including inositol, riboflavin, PABA, niacin, choline and betaine. Lower blood pressure and lower energy indicates a need for the more stimulating b vitamins like the methylcobalamin form of B12, thiamin, vitamin B4 also known as anti- paralysis factor, vitamin B5 and B6. Often, when your body gives you troublesome signs, it’s simply indicating to you what needs to be done.
Even the tongue will also tell you what is wrong. This is often used in Chinese medicine, and you certainly don’t need to be a practitioner of TCM yourself to use it to your advantage.
So clearly, we’ve all been gifted with bodies made to tell us what to do with them. All we have to do is pay attention, so we can understand, and act accordingly. One of my favorite resources for doing this is by reading the book entitled “Signs and Symptoms from a Functional Perspective” by Dicken Weatherby, N.D.; here you can look up any symptom you may be having and find the nutritional cause. I highly recommend making a small investment in this foundational roadmap to one’s health for optimization of your own livelihood as well as that of those ones around you.