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In 1921 one of my heroes, Mahatma Gandhi wrote a Guide to Health.
It has to be said, that he lived a long and active life, and he promoted health, and good living as part of his overall philosophy of peace and understanding.
The book contains some far out ideas, that I don’t cover, I’m only summarising the things he got right (if only partially about mud!)
Just like Benjamin Franklin, Gandhi believed more people suffered ill health through over-eating than from starvation (a fact that is even more true today).
He believed you should only eat AFTER doing some work – so eating first thing in the morning was NOT on his list. Gandhi taught skipping breakfast, and waiting 3 hours before you ate. He also liked fasting, not just as a political protest. Something now proven by Nobel Prize winning science to be essential for long term health.
Gandhi saw the stomach as the engine of the body, and therefore of health, so it was important to feed it the right food in the right amounts.
He was a vegetarian, and preached against the use of cow’s milk (it after all for calves, not humans). Ahead of his time, as now modern milk is full of antibiotics and hormones.
Surprisingly, like me, he also advocated ‘eating your water’ rather than drinking it. He reasoned quite correctly that if you ate enough water filled plant, you would not need to drink much.
Watch my Hydration videos for more on that:
Gandhi was very much for regular daily exercise, realising that a lack of exercise ‘weakens the mind’. Now we know exercise protects not just against heart disease an cancer, but also depression and dementia.
Likewise he believed you had to exercise the mind as well.
His ideal ‘job’ was a farmer – using mind and body daily.
Getting out doors to get plenty of fresh air was a big must for Gandhi, as he saw being inside breathing the air that others had just breathed out as quite disgusting. Today however air pollution is linked to hundreds of thousands of early deaths every year in the UK alone.
Finally, Gandhi believed in the healing power of mud. This is something that I think he partially got right – the idea that you could decrease a fever by being buried in it.
This is most likely because of ‘grounding’ see my Natural Pain Relief Report page for more on that.
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TRANSCRIPT of ‘Chronic Pain Relief Program’
Hello, it’s Chris Pickard at Body In Balance, and today I’m going to be sharing with you the chronic pain relief program that we use at the clinic and I’m going to show you how you can actually start it for free as well as without even having to come in.
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So chronic pain relief. Let’s start with actually what is chronic pain? Chronic pain is really any pain that’s been with you for six weeks or longer. It doesn’t have to be a bad pain. It’s just a pain that’s been there a long time, and that’s what chronic pain really means.
If you’re watching this, you’ve probably had pain for a lot longer than six weeks and you’re desperately trying to find out what is going on, what you can do. You’re probably sick and tired of just getting painkillers and nowhere with normal medical advice.
Now, here’s the first thing you need to know about chronic pain, pain that’s been with you for more than six weeks. It’s already starting to change your brain. So no matter whether you’ve got knee pain from arthritis, whether you’ve got a back problem, whether you’ve got fibromyalgia, if you’ve had pain for more than six weeks it’s changing your brain. This is one of the most important areas to actually work on. No matter where your pain is, your brain is changing. People in chronic pain have twice the deterioration of the grey cells of the grey matter of your brain than people who are not in pain. It’s very important to start working on brain health. Again, I’ll show you how to do that.
But where does chronic pain come from? There’s usually, I apologize for the lighting, three major causes of any pain. You have the sort of the structural, physical things going on, so knee pain. Very often if you have knee pain, you go to physiotherapists, they look at knee, you go to someone for back pain, they look at the back, if neck pain or headaches, they look at the neck or the head. If you’ve got fibromyalgia and all over body pain, they don’t know what to do. They just give you pain killers, opioids, things like that.
But let’s go back to structure. Let’s look at just knee pain. So for instance, knee pain. If you’re just looking at the knee and you’ve just had therapy on the knee and it’s not getting better. Why might this not be getting better? Well, one is because a lot of knee pain is actually secondary to stuff happening in your hip. The muscles in your hip and your low back support your knee, and if they’re weak you’re going to have extra pressure on your knee. If you have a foot problem that can be aggravating the knee. If you have a balance problem that could be originating from your neck or your ear or your jaw, that’s going to put extra pressure on your knee as well.
When you’re looking at the structure of the body, you actually have to make sure the entire body gets checked, not just the painful area and getting these other areas fixed could then fix the area of chronic pain.
But you then have chemical causes. This could be either not enough of the right nutrients you need for a bone to heal, like your knee, or you could be eating things actually rip cartilage from your knee. If you’ve got a chronic knee problem, you need to get your whole structure looked at. But you also need to look at what’s happening chemically. Are you actually eating all the right things that will actually regrow the knee, bring down inflammation, or are you eating things actually increase inflammation in the joints, that actually decrease your chances of rebuilding your cartilage and making it as strong as possible?
This is the same for this is really, really important for things like fibromyalgia as well because there are so many things that people with fibromyalgia are doing that are actually increasing inflammation in their body and they’re not putting enough of the right things that decrease inflammation, especially at the level of the brain where a lot, this is where all pain is felt.
And then you have the emotional stress as well. When you are stressed it switches off the functioning of your body so you can’t actually heal properly. It doesn’t matter how much structure it gets looked after, it doesn’t matter what’s happening here. If you’re chronically stressed your body is going to switch off its healing mechanisms. You really have to look at all three of these areas and you have to keep in mind that the brain, looking a bit like a boxing glove, is really looked after as well. You need to start hitting from the centre of the brain, the nervous system and looking at all of these structures. So that’s great.
Now you’ve got something to do, but what do you do? Well, first of all, you’ve got to find someone that looks after structure and brain-based balance, brain-based wellness rather, and also the nutritional chemical side of things and stress. I’ll give you a link down below where you can actually look at the brain balance program. I’ll give you links to some of the chemical things that you need to take care of, especially, especially if you have something like fibromyalgia, something called NRF2. Don’t worry, I’ll put the link down below in the directions, in the description.
But here’s how you can get started free step by step. We have a seven days to less pain program. Why seven days? Because we have had people who’ve had years of chronic pain actually start to reverse that in as little as seven days, and seven days really is the absolute minimum that it takes.
I like to introduce some of the concepts like starting to eat properly, hydrating properly. You’re probably getting it wrong. The secret ingredient in this that will help NRF2 and brain inflammation. I’m going to show you why a pair of headphones, you don’t need these bits. Just how a hat pair of headphones can actually help you decrease your chronic pain. That’s all in the seven days to less pain program. I’ll put the link in the description below. I’ll put the link in the comments as well at the top and I’ll make sure there’s a link in the video as well that you can just click on to sign up for seven days. It’s completely free for you to listen and act upon as well. Thank you for listening. Be well, spread the word that chronic pain relief is available.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and after being sat down all you did was waited for the food you wanted to arrive, without actually telling the waiter what you wanted?
Of course not.
At least, not until we have mind-reading robot waiters.
And this brings me to the future, your future.
In order for a waiter to know what you want, you have to tell them what you want, not what you ate for lunch or breakfast.
So many of us are great about complaining about the past, but very poor about defining what we want for the future.
In the words of Tony Robbins,
“So much that could help you achieve your dreams is never noticed or utilized simply because you haven’t defined (taught your brain what’s important!) your goals with clarity.”
“the only limit to what you can achieve is the extent of your ability to define with precision that which you desire”
If you are stuck with what you want, start with these 2 tests to see if you get inspired
(I urge you to join GeniusU as it’s a growing movement to change the world)
The quality of the decisions you make are a direct reflection of the quality of your health.
If you fail to make any decisions, nothing will change, and you’ll get nowhere.
George Washington and Mahatma Gandhi both took on the British Empire against overwhelming odds, yet with Energy, Passion, Inspiration and Courage they both won.
You too can be EPIC when it comes to health, and leading your family and friends.
It’s your choice which type of decisions you make.
In the end, only you can decide to build the life you want..
It’s great that Prince Harry and Prince William are doing what they can to decrease the stigma about mental health and getting people to talk more.
Here’s some facts from www.mentalhealth.org.uk
So what can we do?
Well first it’s important to realise that the brain is the most stress vulnerable, toxin vulnerable, energy dependent, and nutrition dependent organ in the body.
While most psychologists and mental health workers target stress, and also use drugs to modify brain behaviour, the 3 areas of toxins, energy and nutrition are almost universally neglected.
What does this mean?
It means that there are thousands, if not millions of people with mental health problems, that could be completely cured IF they detoxed, where well nourished, and exercised in the right way.
I covered a lot of this last year:
And here’s some of the latest research on the links between brain health, your gut, what you eat, and the environment:
I don’t expect you to read all the above articles, but I do want you to realise that mental health is not all ‘in the mind’, it is actually all around us, and very much tied to our need to clean up our environment.
Many Functional Medicine practitioners around the world find adults and children with ADHD, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, addictions, self-harming tendencies, memory loss etc. can improve with techniques and protocols that are natural, available to anyone, and have long lasting results.
This is urgent to share, and urgent to take action on.
If you’d like to discuss any of this with me then just ask.
I’m here to help Body and Mind.
Modern medical psychiatry tries to understand the brain only in terms of gross damage (so nothing can be done) or single chemical imbalances. This is a simplistic and somewhat foolish approach considering the fact that any neurologist, behavioural scientist or biochemist will tell you the brain is anything but simple.
For the brain to work properly it’s an interaction between the structures, the chemistry, the electricity, and your lifestyle and social choices.
As you’re about to discover, preventing mental health issues is really very similar to preventing cancer, heart disease, obesity, and all the other chronic diseases of the West.
You’ll also discover there are more treatment options within our control.
These 5 videos are not intended to treat or diagnose any disorder.
I’m going to cover:
If you have any of the following symptoms you should consider following the advice in the next video
The nutritional regime form the study mentioned:
For 2 Years:
0.5 milligrams of vitamin B12 (equivalent to 500 micrograms)
20 milligrams of B6
0.8 milligrams of folic acid (equivalent to 800 micrograms)
Name of the test: homocysteine
In this video I describe how stress aggravates mental health, and share my favourite ways to switch stress of and save your brain and your health.
The resources I mention:
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If you’re local – http://www.bodyinbalanceuk.com/stress
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Balancing the brain is something NO DRUG CAN DO.
For instance, conditions such as ADHD and OCD can actually problems with the right side of the brain. Drugs work on BOTH sides, so you can never get a cure. Depression can be just a left sided problem.
Today I’ll reveal how to spot if you have a ‘brain hemisphericity’ and what you can do about it.
If you’re reading this then I’m 100% certain that this article is of prime importance to either you, or someone very close to you.
There is a large body of evidence that suggests inflammation is the root cause of cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and many other chronic diseases.
It can even be behind the inability to lose weight.
Before watching my training video inspired by Dr Pompa, and originally part of www.Mi365.me, here’s a personal story as told by a colleague of mine in the USA:
And here’s my longer training (you may want to get cup of the anti-inflammatory coffee I recommend):
This is a more recent video, going into some depth at the importance of anti-oxidants and a bit about the good side of inflammation:
Inflammation of the cell membrane that affects the way the cell communicates, detoxes and will ultimately change gene expression, leading to a diseases of genetic weakness.
There are 3 main contributors that always need to be addressed in order to down-regulate inflammation.
Keeping tight control of your glucose intake is of paramount importance for any anti-inflammation program to be effective as it is a driving force that cannot be remedied by any supplementation or drug protocol. For example, diabetics do not die from diabetes, but from other degenerative conditions. Despite being on medication, 68% of all diabetics die from heart disease, and 50% of diabetics end up with dementia or Alzheimer’s as they age rapidly from the inside out.
This is directly due to the oxidation/inflammation from uncontrolled glucose and insulin.
By the way, grains, not sugar, are the #1 contributor to elevated glucose. Yes, even whole grains. Did you know that 2 pieces of whole grain toast or a bowl of oatmeal raises glucose the same as a can of Coke? This is why a Cellular Healing Diet eliminates ALL GRAINS from the diet UNTIL cellular inflammation is corrected.
What are ‘bad fats’? Well it may surprise you to know that the worse culprit is probably omega 6 fats from all the processed vegetable oils we’ve been told to consume! All the sunflower and rape seed oils we buy in supermarkets to cook in, and that are added to all baked goods.
These oils are causing massive imbalance in the oily make up of our cell membranes and are a major cause of inflammation and artery damage.
You need no worry about eating sunflower seeds though – it’s just the processed oils.
Another inflammatory fat (no surprises) is that found in processed meats and beef from non-grass fed cows.
On the other hand, limited fats from grass fed cows are fine (and contain the beneficial omega 3 oils).
You can learn more by downloading Dr Pompa’s ebook, The Cellular Healing Diet, here:
Lastly, toxins, in my opinion, are the biggest driving factor of inflammation today. We have discussed this in every ‘R’ of cellular healing, so I will not get into it here but I will say this: if you do not remove the hidden sources of toxins within your body, the chronic inflammation will NEVER be resolved.
For example, personal care products you use every morning contain, on average, 518 chemicals that are known “hormone disruptors”.
There are also the pollutants and toxins in the air we breath (which kills between 20,000 and 240,000 people in the UK every year), the tap water we drink (a known cause of male infertility) and all the pesticides and herbicides on our fruit and veg.
Here’s Dr Pompa’s pdf on inflammation:
If you have not already started, know would be a good time to ask us about detox!
Most people wish they had more energy, what about you?
In this video, recorded around Christmas 2016, for www.Mi365.me again, I cover the basics of where energy is made and what you need to do:
When it comes to low cellular energy, it can be causing more than just fatigue.
You may not even have fatigue, but instead:
And /or inflammation (arthritis, aches, pains, bowel problems)
You rectify low cellular energy by
i) increasing the fuel available
ii) increasing the number of ‘power plants’ in your cell.
The power plants inside your cells are called mitochondria, and they make energy via molecule known as ATP.
Sick people and people with chronic inflammation have far fewer mitochondria than the average person and, therefore, far less cellular energy even for basic function. Once again this leads to many of their symptoms including sensitivities as well as why they do not respond to what would be effective treatments.
In my course ‘Anti-Ageing Health Lab- 7 Weeks to a Younger You’ I cover a lot more ways to improve energy . There are multiple strategies for improving ATP production and mitochondrial performance. There are also a further 5 ‘human batteries’ we can charge up apart from our mitochondria.
If you’d like to get on the waiting list for that you can register here:
It’s not just the 2 layers of the cell wall that are membranes. (The brains of your cell)
There’s also the membranes around your mitochondria. (The power plants of your cell)
And also something called endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which is apparently mostly membrane. The ER is responsible for both making everything your cell want to make and for detoxifying and cleaning it. (So the ER is your manufacturing and clean-up crews)
So, when we talk about regenerating cell membranes we’re talking about fixing your:
3) Ability to repair and maintain your body
4) Ability to keep clean on the inside, and not poison yourself
Just like the video for R1 (Remove the source)….
…this training was originally done online as part of www.Mi365.me
The 3 major causes of cell membrane damage:
i) raised glucose and insulin
ii) bad fats and too many veg oils (commercial)
iv) a lack of all the right nutrients to build them in the first place
If you would like to learn more about R2, here’s the PDF by Dr Pompa, the originator of this cellular concept:
If you are interested in assessing your cells for toxicity there are 3 tests I would recommend.
One of them is 100% free and we can send it to you, along with information on the other 2.
If you are already an existing practice member then email us, if not please fill in your details below so we can send you the information on Cellular Health & Toxicity: