Side Effect or Healing Reaction?

[This post is from the May 2020 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Do you know the difference between a drug’s side effect and a homeopathic healing reaction?  When we treat our patients, they get to wholly understand the meaning for why they engendered a disease in the first place. Often, it’s like reliving the circumstances, a karmic dance if you will. 

It’s why we meet with our patients monthly. They will speak of their re-illumination of the event we just treated on their traumatic timeline.  Often they’re feeling a little mystified why an occurrence or the revisiting of this event came up a specific way. 

Over the last twenty years, we’ve been trained to see the meaning behind these so-called re-visitations.  It’s like consciousness has to suck through its teeth all of the remaining marrow of meaning before it can move forward into a greater state of wholeness.

Every month, our patients get to suss out the meaning of their sufferings.  This is the ultimate, not just in resolving the root cause homeopathically on the law of cure like cures like, but also prevents the individual from subconsciously engaging with the same disease matrix again in future. It’s truly divine to witness their evolutionary process in this way.

https://arcanum.ca/2012/05/22/the-difference-between-side-effects-and-healing-reactions/

https://arcanum.ca/2016/09/09/the-functional-nature-of-a-healing-reaction/

What Are the “Three Jurisdictions” of Heilkunst Healthcare?

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer

Hello, thank you for joining me today. And we’re going to be looking at a topic which comes from our video series on “How Heilkunst Diagnosis Works”. And the topic today is on the very big concept in Heilkunst, and that’s on “The Three Therapeutic Jurisdictions”.

So let me switch over to my slides. Before I forget, if you are watching live, please go ahead and type any of your questions into the comments box below. If you’re watching it after the fact, I’ll come back around and I’ll create a separate video just to address any follow up questions that come today. But again, if you are with me live, please feel free to type your questions into that comment box below. (So let me just switch over to my screen here.)

Okay. So as I mentioned, we’re looking at the three therapeutic jurisdictions within Heilkunst medicine. And we’ll see more and more clearly as we go through. This is actually the foundational concept for how the whole system of Heilkunst works. As I say, at the bottom (excuse me) of this slide, we have a whole broader question around how diagnosis work in Heilkunst. And this is a big part of it. This is a really big orientation of how we assess what’s going on in a case and how we apply a given modality or a given remedy, a given piece of advice. How does it fit into the bigger picture?

“Dancers” by trec_lit
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So before we get into the specifics of the three jurisdictions, what’s really behind those three jurisdictions is the master principle in Heilkunst, which is the principle of “resonance”. Now, I will be doing a separate video, if not a whole series, on the concept of resonance. It’s a concept that just keeps revealing more and more parts to it the more you examine it. But for our purposes today, when we’re looking at the three jurisdictions, we’re going to see that this master principle of resonance really unfolds itself into how it’s applied in these three different jurisdictions.

So to give you the broad outline here, the three jurisdictions are “therapeutic regimen”, “therapeutic medicine”, and finally, “therapeutic education”. And I’ll go into more of the details of all of these. But just so we have the more fundamental concept here, you can’t mix and match the jurisdictions. Like when something belongs to one jurisdiction, you can’t apply a modality that would come from another jurisdiction. It’s not going to work. Or even worse, it’s gonna cause a regression in the case.

“Trio” by Dako Huang
https://flic.kr/p/vpHhZt

The other main point I want to make here is that when I’m talking about these three jurisdictions, this is not just something that applies to Heilkunst. But in fact, anything that you do in the whole realm of health – even if you’re doing your nutrition at home for yourself or you’re applying other natural remedies to yourself or whichever practitioner you’re seeing (whether an MD, a specialist, a massage therapist, chiropractor), whatever the different modality is – we have to understand exactly what is happening is fitting in to these three jurisdictions. And to say that it’s fitting in a very unique way to a given case, right? It’s not just that every time somebody does a given modality, it’s always one of the jurisdictions. But it will be uniquely fitting into one of the three based on the case of that individual person. And as I say, here, this is the important, the master rule here: “Apply the correct jurisdiction at the correct time OR there will be consequences!”

Now, if we start to get into a little bit of the details now, of the three, we have the first jurisdiction of “Regimen.” And the master goal there is the “goal of balance or ‘homeostasis'”. And the law of nature that would be applied here is the law of opposite resonance. And in regimen, the problem to solve is “imbalance”. When we look at the second jurisdiction, “Therapeutic Medicine”, we have the “goal of function” or the fancy word we could use is “palingenesis” that’s kind of the opposite of homeostasis. And when you understand how our systems work in the state of health, we’re in a constant state of re-creation. We’re constantly re-creating ourselves. If you know how long a blood cell lasts, I believe, if I’m remembering the right number, that’s 120 days. Or if you look at the whole physical body, that has kind of an annual recycling. So that’s why we go to the MD for our annual physical, we want to see what’s changed over the year.

But at all these different levels, our body, our cells, our minds, all of our healthy functions are in a constant state of recreation. So that’s the meaning of this fancy word here, “palingenesis“. And when we’re in this realm of medicine, we’re applying the law of similar resonance. And the problem to be solved is the problem of “disease”. So this is not an imbalance; now we’re talking about a disease. That’s a different health issue and it takes a different principle to solve that. And the final of the three jurisdictions is “Therapeutic Education” which has the “goal of a healthy mind” or being illuminated. And here we’re applying neither the law of opposites or the law of similars. But we would call this the law of truth, the expression of resonance (back to our our master principle of resonance here). And the problem to be solved in this jurisdiction is ignorance, illusion, or belief.

So let’s now go a little more detail into each of the three jurisdictions.

In Therapeutic Regimen, as we’ve said, that’s based on the law of opposite resonance. Whatever the health issue is, we are going to apply the opposite as the solution. Or the other way of saying that is from our fairy tales, we can call that the “baby bear” principle. In other words, we want something to be not too hot, not too cold, but just right. So the examples (excuse me), would be your body shivering to warm itself up or sweating to cool itself down when it’s in an environment that’s not the optimal temperature.

Another example would be taking a vitamin supplement to overcome a deficiency, such as when we take vitamin C if we have a case of scurvy. And the final point about regimen that I wanted to include here was that regimen serves to support the innate healing power. And actually we’ll see this in the later slide. But whatever is out of balance, as far as what needs to be addressed with regimen, is going to form a blockage to the next jurisdictions as we go up. So when we get into the medicine jurisdiction (the homeopathic medicines) or we get to the third jurisdiction of therapeutic education, to the degree that there are things that are not imbalanced, that could be put into better balance through therapeutic regimen, we’re going to get some degree, or other of those next jurisdictions, not being able to be fully activated as far as their healing principles.

So let’s move up the chain now. We go to Therapeutic Medicine. And here we have the principle of the law of similar resonance. And here is the “realm of disease”. I said just a moment ago, these are not inbound; these are actual diseases. And here we are applying the “law of cure” or “like cures like”. The general principle of how that’s done is when you look at the symptoms that are produced by a medicine in a healthy person, those are the same symptoms or same disease picture that will be cured when given to someone with a very similar disease in their system. And here we apply the law of similars (l.o.s.) based on either on a symptom picture (a pathic disease), or based on the original causation (which we call a tonic disease). So this is the fundamental basis, if you’ve been going through your Sequential Timeline Treatment, where each shock or trauma that someone has experienced in their life will create a specific disease in the cellular memory. This includes simple pathogenic disease, as well as emotional shocks and traumas, amongst some other examples of first aid and other things which impinge on our system.

And finally, to move up to our third jurisdiction, we come into Therapeutic Education. And the master goal here, when it comes to the patient’s health and really getting to the higher goals of health, has to do with unfolding our highest expression of resonance. Or another way of saying that, we’re getting into the law of truth. Previously, in the lower jurisdictions, we were looking at the law of opposites or the law of similars. Well, here, we have the law of truth. And I know that may sound a little funny when you hear that at first. You think, “Well, what does that have to do with medicine and therapy? Isn’t that the realm of a philosophy classroom (or something like that)?” But the deeper we go into this, the deeper we understand that. We realize (excuse me), it’s really the basis of health at the deepest level. And when you look at the origin of diseases, the origin of some of the genetic factors that have come through our family tree, we more and more understand that a blockage to truth or an ignorance (even if it’s come several generations back), you’ll see that filtered down into the individual’s health and what were some of the issues in the therapeutic regimen (the therapeutic medicine), those ultimately stem from issues that have come from a blockage to truth.

So, another way we could say that is the old famous saying of “Know thyself”. Of course, not just the cliche version of this statement. But a really deep, deliberate unfolding of what that means. And as I was just saying a moment ago, “ignorance” is the ultimate source of disease. And this is where (again, when we get into our third jurisdiction here), these are the kinds of issues we’re thinking about, and the kind of map we’re trying to draw for the patient’s process through their treatment.

“Gazing at the View” by Michael R. P. Ragazzon
https://flic.kr/p/fqZm6Z

So, two general therapeutic activities we can talk about: either we’re going to be attempting to directly confront a given illusion or belief in the patient (something that they may be completely unconscious about and you need a little bit of a confrontational approach to raise that up into their awareness and innocence; agitate what that issue is so that they they start to wake up to what that even is in themselves), or the other side of the coin could be presenting something that is a truth. The patient may not have grasped it yet. And we’re creating the conditions, planting the seed where that can unfold or blossom within the patient over time.

And I’ll make a little footnote on that. When we understand the real roots of the word “education” (of course, we think of going to school and reading textbooks and things like that, but), the ultimate meaning of the word “education” comes from the root of the word “educe” which was really is about drawing something out of something. So ultimately, we do contain all of the truths within ourselves, all of the universal truths, but for various reasons of ignorance and things I’ve said here above, those have been buried or blocked deeper within ourselves. And the role of education in that meaning is to kind of remove all the blockages so that deeper connection that we have to these different universal truths can actually start to come more up to our conscious mind or conscious awareness. So that’s the meaning of education or educe is you’re drawing things out that the person already has within themselves. But as I say, they’ve lost contact with that at some point.

To go slightly further into really illuminating what’s going on in therapeutic education, as I say, here, it’s a “multi-faceted area of therapeutics”. And this includes the ultimate health goal of establishing a state of health in the patient based on a dynamic interplay between psyche and soma. Or another way of saying that is, every human being that we look at, that you know, that you meet, is really made up of two distinct beings. We’re not just one human being, individually. We’re actually two human beings who have a relationship to each other. The other way of saying this, addressing the roots of psychosomatic illness. So, diseases and other kinds of imbalances and blockages which have come from a false belief. If somebody, let’s say, has excessive anxiety over something which is disproportionate to the situation, over time, that false belief (that anxiety) will actually start to create a somatic disease (or something that expresses through bodily symptoms).

Another aspect of this could be “false personas”, which can be rooted both in the mind (the ego) or the body (which we call armoring). So that’s when someone has reactions to the world based on unconscious attachments or illusions. Also, this includes common cultural beliefs, which we collectively may share a variety of these beliefs together. And that reinforces it because we don’t see the belief as wrong in ourselves. We don’t see it wrong in our neighbor. We just think everyone is thinking the same thing because it’s correct, but actually that’s where the problem magnifies. So, as I say here, common cultural beliefs, such as “materialism”, which says that the world is made only of small physical particles. Now, this is a very brief introduction to the third jurisdiction. We’re barely scratching the surface here. But I’m hoping, at least you’ll be getting sense of what kinds of things we’re talking about as we get up to this highest or third jurisdiction.

“Arrows up down” by Counse
https://flic.kr/p/qAqszN

Now, a final point I want to make about a couple of things related to both diagnosis and treatment. When it comes to “treatment”, generally speaking, it’s an upward direction. Meaning, we start from the lowest level of diagnosis – start with the therapeutic regimen, start with the imbalances there. And we build the foundation of health from the bottom and we build it up. So we build it all the way up through regimen, we work through medicine, and finally, on this very strong foundation, now we can can do the best, most direct work through the therapeutic education. And the other direction (we’re talking about “diagnosis”), that generally flows from the top down.

So the biggest picture of diagnosis is really looking at the whole human being or their whole medical case. And we’re looking at the biggest picture of who they are, what they are as an individual, where the diseases and blockages are – but we’re taking that bigger approach. And from the big picture, we’re looking down into the small details. So again, treatment starts at the bottom and works up; where diagnosis, in the ultimate sense, starts at the top and works down. So, of course, those two directions meet each other in terms of the whole treatment plan. But just so you understand that there’s duality of movement (or approach) to what we’re looking at from the bottom up, and what we’re looking at from the top down in order to make sense of what’s going on in someone’s treatment plan.

So as I said at the beginning, if you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them right now. Let me just turn back to my main screen here. And, how do I get myself back on screen? Yeah, there. There’s me. Let me… Whoops, that’s not what I want. I wanted this variation. So yes, as I say, I will be happy to answer any questions here. Or I’ll work them into a future video depending on what the topics are about. And I’ll just wait for a moment, just in case someone is typing a question as we speak. But otherwise, that brings us to the end of our presentation. And thank you again for joining me today. And I’ll see you in the next video.

Myths about homeopathy – exposing those who think it is “evidence-based medicine”

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer:
I just want to grab a few minutes, I just have a few minutes to spare right now. I became aware of this video on YouTube and I just want to play it. I want to walk through it with you because it illustrates one of the greatest myths that’s out there about homeopathy. And I hope we can use this time profitably, just to set things straight, and get our own thinking straight, about what homeopathy is and where it belongs in the grand history of medicine. So let me just go to the video. Let’s give the video a chance to talk and we will pause and make comments as we go through.

Mani Norland:
I grew up with homeopathy all around me. My father, Misha Norland, is one of the best known homeopaths in the UK. And when I was very young, I had eczema and he treated it successfully with homeopathy. He then went on to open the School of Homeopathy, which I’m now principal at. And I run that school now.

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay. So far, so good. But I’m just gonna drop a little hint here. That when he talks about his personal history and that success story he had of treating the eczema as a child, that’s all well and good. I’m not going to quibble with that. But we’ll see there’s a kind of a running theme. We’re going to notice as we get to the end of this video that he talks about homeopathy, exclusively, in the realm of treating symptoms. And as I say, we will have more to say about that in a couple of minutes.

Mani Norland:
“Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine. It’s evidence-based medicine and it works on the principles of ‘like cures like’.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay, I’m gonna cut him off there again. I’m gonna drop another hint. He does correctly identify as a principle of “like cures like”. But what I want to take issue with, in fact very huge issue, with him categorizing homeopathy as “evidence-based medicine”. So just tuck that behind your ear. We will come back to that point again as we get towards the conclusion of this video.

Mani Norland:
“What’s in line with the laws of nature with your immune system to bring about.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, I’ll make a quick little comment there. I may be splitting hairs here, but I think it’s part of the spirit of really understanding the error of this. What he’s saying in this video, when he talks about the laws of nature, “like cures like”, working with your immune system to affect the cure, the hairsplitting I would do here – that’s a very misleading way of portraying it. In other words, he’s portraying an idea that somehow, the homeopathic remedy will stimulate the person’s immune system. And that through the person’s immune system, the cure will be conducted. Where, in fact, a more precise understanding leads us to understand that it’s very directly the remedy through the law of similars or “like cures like”. The remedy meeting the disease in the person is where the cure is effected. And then it’s the healing afterwards which is the responsibility of the so-called immune system. Anyways, to say I am splitting hairs here a little bit. But I think it’s important with the point we want to get to with analyzing this video.

Mani Norland:
“Conventional medicine tends to be much more symptom-led. So you would go to see your doctor because you have a rash on your arm. And then the doctor would maybe prescribe a steroid cream that you would put on that rash. A homeopath wants to understand why you got the rash – what was the stress on the organism that caused the rash. And they would look to understand what that was, and then bring the healing about from the inside out. And thereby helping the rash from the inside.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, he’s saying some true things, but some things I want to point out a little bit. He does criticize allopathy for only being symptom-focused. But if you watch through this entire video from beginning to end, he only talks about homeopathy on the basis of symptoms. So again, I may be overly critical. Maybe we could find him talking about homeopathy in other ways he did. For example, even in this little blurb here, he did talk about the homeopath looking for the cause, which is a true enough sentiment. But I don’t see how he’s fleshing that out in a true way with the principles that we’re trying to unleash here. So let’s get back to the video.

Mani Norland:
“Almost anything you take to your GP you can take to a homeopath. So yes, of course, it can deal with the aches, pains, the bumps and bruises, the diarrhea, the coughs, the colds, the flu, and the small child’s diseases. But actually it works with much more serious disease as well. We don’t see so much of that here in the UK, but abroad you see a lot of that. But where homeopathy has really earned its laurels in the UK, if you like, is through mental and emotional disease. So, perhaps things that conventional medicine (modern medicine) really struggles with. But you don’t want to be put on antidepressants. Nobody does. But there’s a lot of mental and emotional disease around. And that’s where homeopathy really is good – for those types of ailments, as well as the bigger physical ailments as well.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, he’s touching on something that’s true enough. As far as how homeopathy is taken up with the mental and emotional diseases. But again, the running subtext here is that he’s only defining disease and defining treatment, and all the rest of it purely on the basis of symptoms. So let’s get back to it.

Mani Norland:
“In the UK, there are a handful of critics, skeptics, that seem to have made it their business to criticize homeopathy. And they are very vocal and very good at getting headlines. And homeopaths aren’t in the business of marketing and communicating and PR. Homeopaths are in the business of patient care and health. And so we have not been fantastic at responding to these criticisms. And it’s something that we have to get better at. But unfortunately, you know, it does feel like a bit of a distraction, because it’s taking you away from the important work of looking after patients. And things that we get criticized on, most of all, are the ultra dilutions in homeopathy. And these are hard to understand, because science doesn’t understand ultra dilutions. But then science doesn’t understand a lot of the natural world that we see about us. In fact …”

Jeff Korentayer:
Well, I’ll just quickly interrupt him again here. I like a lot of what he said in that little passage. Basically, the skeptics are making a lot of noise, but we’re busy. We’re basically just trying to help people and get on with business. All well and good. Now again, when he’s talking about the criticism of the ultra dilutions (the so called ultra dilutions of homeopathy), he doesn’t really come to answer to this. But again, this can be the topic of a whole separate video that I can do. But really understanding, getting really to the foundational way of understanding physics in a way that really reveals how it is – that a homeopathic medicine can work the way it does – can kind of transmit that additional information in ways that will be taking us way off course from this video. But again, I do want to applaud part of what he’s saying here. Just leave people alone, leave them to engage with their work, engage with the true things in this world. But again, this of course, is what I’m criticizing him in this video is he is off track for the true principles of homeopathy. That’s what I want to stick to in this video today. So let’s get back to him.

Mani Norland:
“…there is a chart that the British Medical Association produces every year and the most recent chart shows that 51% of drugs given out on The NHS have no known effectiveness – 51%. So, to say that we don’t fully understand homeopathy, we don’t fully understand most of the drugs that we’re using with conventional medicine. So I think there is a place to educate and to bring people up to speed with what homeopathy is and how it works. But what we do know about homeopathy is that it does work. Because we see the results, we see people getting better. And not just one or two, we see millions of people getting better around the world all the time.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay, again, that’s all well and good. And I applaud that as well – actually seeing the evidence, seeing the results. But the subtext underneath all of this, the main point I really want to bring out about this video and about how we really want to think about homeopathy, is that… Let me back up a bit here. So what he’s saying sounds reasonable, sounds intelligent, and all the rest of it. But when we look back at the history, the long deep history of medicine, back into the long history of philosophy, the history of science, the history of medicine… If you know a little bit of the basic branches of philosophy, the branch known as “epistemology”, that’s the part of philosophy, as well as science, which is all based on the ideas of how we come to have knowledge, what is the capacity of the human being to know certain things, or are there some things that are knowable to us and some that are not.

Anyways, there’s a very big discussion about all that. But just to give us a basic historical context here, that branch of philosophy, known as epistemology, has a major division historically between what’s called the “rational understanding” and the “empirical understanding” of where knowledge come from; or in other words, what are called the “rationalists” and “empiricists”. And this whole language, this whole concept about homeopathy, he’s placing firmly in that camp of empiricism. Well, it’s what he calls evidence-based medicine.

And that side of knowledge, that side of human knowledge, what’s called empiricism as we’re saying, by definition is based on only what we can acquire in terms of our senses – we see things, we smell things, we come to know things just by our direct experience of them. And that’s fair enough, I understand that. But to understand Hahnemann and Heilkunst and his system of medicine, it firmly sits in the rationalist stream of medicine. And what that stream says is that to understand how to, first of all, how to diagnose someone, but then which medicine to give to them. Hahnemann’s system, especially if you look at his writings from about 1790-1796, you can watch him historically make this discovery for himself that he landed firmly in this camp of rational medicine.

In other words, once you understand the principle (and this video did speak to that) that principle of “like cures like”, but in the video he did not ground that in the rationalist stream of medicine. He grounded it in the empiricists. So, in other words, what Hahnemann came to understand was once you understand that as a rational principle, that we can apply based on the workings of nature and so on, that principle of similarity, you can always have definite knowledge. You can be assured of your knowledge that when you properly identify the disease, how it expresses, and identify what that medicine is based on that rational principle, similars, that is what makes the whole the whole system of Heilkunst Medicine unique and special.

Now, I know he plays a lot of lip service. I’m kind of guessing a lot of his narrative, a lot of his thinking, it’s almost like he’s trying to justify homeopathy in terms of allopathic medicine. He’s trying to make homeopathy and Heilkunst (he doesn’t have the concept of Heilkunst), but he’s trying to make Hahnemann’s system fit in to allopathy rather than realized they are on two different streams – like two different train tracks. And they are never going to meet no matter how many trials are done, or experiments with this remedy, that remedy, whatever. You’re never going to find this fundamental thinking about science and medicine that’s going to converge in these two systems.

So anyways, that’s about the time I have for today. But I hope I made the point clear enough. And I hope you get something out of this. And I hope, as I say, you take this forward with you. Well, either in your own thinking – when you’re thinking about homeopathy, how remedies work, how different treatments work and so on. That you just bear this framework in the back of your mind, between rational realism and empiricism. And I think it will help you illuminate a lot of places where otherwise people can get confused. So I will see you in the next video. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to type them in the comments below. I will get them. I’ll get to them in a future video and I will be seeing you soon.

The Root Cause of Dental Issues

[This post is from the February 2020 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Open your mouth, real wide, wider! If these words cause you to tremble in your boots, why not engage with preventative medicine? We’re all about helping you to avoid the dentist as much as possible, with easy regimen that helps you to remineralize your teeth for a lifetime of healthy teeth and bones.

Between certain types of foods and supplementation, we want to avoid root canals as much as possible, as we know that they have further reaching implications with regards to your overall health. For example:

  • Root canals are done on dead teeth, opening a nerve highway that can become one of the worst sources of chronic bacterial toxicity in your body.
  • Dr. Weston Price spoke extensively on the dangers of root canals and how the diet of primitive cultures can help prevent/solve the need for root canals.
  • The truth is that dental pitting or cavities reflect deeper, systemic — meaning “whole body” — illness that should be addressed wholistically.
  • In partnership with your Heilkunst Physician and your Biological Dentist, you can have a more comprehensive and wholistic solution to your whole health and not just try to stick a band-aid on your teeth. 

We’ve been helping folks remineralize their teeth, address inflammation, and solve the root cause (intentional pun) of their dental issues for over 15 years –  all naturally. This month’s blog articles are designed to give you more information on how to stay out of the dentist’s chair. See more in this full article here: https://arcanum.ca/2015/12/03/how-to-avoid-having-to-get-a-root-canal-and-other-dental-work-and-why/

Summer Detox for Inner Light Metabolism!

[This post is from the July 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Summer is the perfect time to do a detox. The reason for this is that the resources in your body aren’t being spent trying to keep you warm. Whatever you’re personal goals are, we can help with a safe and principled detox.

Here are just a few sound reasons to detox your liver:

  • Get bile free flowing again to aid digestion.
  • Eliminate any toxic waste harboured at the cellular level.
  • Get rid of the excess fat and sugar stored in the liver.
  • Dissolve and pass any stored up gallstones and liver flukes inhibiting proper secretion and causing inflammation.
  • Address liver parasites.
  • Regenerate the damaged or destroyed cells in the liver from excess sugar or alcohol use.

A good way to tell if you’re suffering liver toxicity and parasites is if your skin burns when you’re exposed to the sun. Did you know that an overage of sugar, parasites, and candida will make it impossible for you to easily absorb the sun?  

Let us know at your next follow-up if you’re ready to do a detoxification. It’s the same as your car maintenance; you wouldn’t think to skip an oil change every 6 months, would you?!

Where To Start With Your Spring Detox – The Heilkunst Way

[This post is from the June 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Detox and you create more space for new life! Antoine Bechamp spoke much about ‘terrain theory’ and how you need to drain the swamp periodically in order to create the conditions ripe for the seeds of new life to be sown. Autoimmune diseases are running rampant and by starting with detoxification, you can give the life force a boost in resources in which to work better on your behalf.

Detoxing from smoking, even if it was 20 years in the past that you did the dirty back in university, or you’re still sneaking the odd one now and again. Smoking cannabis has its own perils including polluting the lungs and suffering feelings of paranoia. Alcohol and coffee, while socially acceptable, aren’t things the body wholly accepts.

The list of toxins goes on to include wheat, refined carbs, sugar, and pasteurized milk – without the inherent enzymes in raw milk, it collects as mucus in the system. What about the mercury from those old fillings you used to have?  Yup, heavy metals are stored in the cellular memory for decades after removal. How about vaccines? We can go on and on about propylene glycol, aluminum, thimerosal (mercury), formaldehyde, and the DNA from aborted foetuses and animals. Now they’re using mouse brains!  Gross!

Source: https://vactruth.com/2013/10/28/7-disgusting-ingredients/

Addressing constipation and lethargic digestion is another aspect of a principled detoxification. If your system isn’t running optimally, even high octane fuel will get caught in sluggish metabolism. We can help solve this with homeopathic remedies and also rotational fasting which is something that we’ve practiced ourselves for a good number of years now.

If you have no clue where to start, we can help address your issues sequentially in a few visits. Set your targets and contact us at reception@arcanum.ca. You’re just one appointment away from being on the higher road to health.

This Is Why You Need to Get an STD Test If You’re Trying to Conceive

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Good morning. This is Jeff from NaturalFertilityBook.com. And I want to go through an article that’s recently come through on my newsfeed. This just came out on May 3, three days ago. But I’m actually going to do something just a little bit differently than normal. Usually, I’ll go through an article and highlight all the good points, the things that I particularly agree with. And then I fill in the blanks with the things that either are missing important facts, especially from our natural fertility perspective, or things that I just simply disagree with. But as I say, this morning I’m going to do something a little bit differently. I’m going to not quite do that. I’m going to use this article as a bit of a launch pad, or a takeoff point, to go into another point that I would go into, which is not in this article. So let’s just get right into it.

This article is a pretty straightforward, factual article. It’s called “This Is Why You Need to Get an STD Test If You’re Trying to Conceive“. So I’m not even really going to go through too many points in the article. It’s pretty straightforward. It talks about some of the basic statistics about STDs and how often people should be tested, what some of the risks are, if someone has an STD as far as a potential pregnancy and the effects on the baby. So goes through all that in a pretty factual way.

But what I want to go into instead is (not that this isn’t important for what this article is about, but) to take it into our Heilkunst perspective. We actually look at STDs in a different way. And what I mean is, we don’t ignore them in the sense that this article talks about. But we look at really the history and the family tree. And once you understand the deeper theory of how we treat and prevent chronic illness, we look at . . . I’ll use just two examples. We look at the gonorrhea infection, as well as the syphilis infection. Both of those, when you understand the deeper health history (the way that we look at it), they both point to these STDs or infections as actually being passed on through the the family genetic information. So in both of those cases—the ones I mentioned, the gonorrhea and the syphilis—even if someone has never had an infection of either of those (they’ve never been exposed to that in their life), most people that we treat will have a trace of that that carries through the family tree history.

So we see that now, especially in this context, what we’re talking about natural fertility. The reason I’m bringing this up in this context is actually really critical. Especially when we see different couples who’ve had different challenges with their fertility. And they may be getting frustrated if they already follow our recommended diet, they think of themselves as pretty healthy, they have a pretty good approach and a pretty good attitude towards their natural fertility. But the missing piece for a lot of these cases, why as they say they have the challenges that they’re having—they either can’t conceive, or they’ve been having miscarriages or things like that—is this kind of hidden element of what we call the Chronic Miasms, or these STDs that pass through the family tree history.

So just to give a couple of examples. One of the two I mentioned, the gonorrhea, that’s actually incredibly common about but what we call miasm. It appears in just about every family tree history that we see when we study patient health history. And it touches on many aspects of health including some of the most common health conditions around heart disease and strokes, and all these heart related issues when they’re in the family tree. But they also very much affect the whole, your genital system. So when you get things like fibroids in the urinary tract, things like some of the fertility problems that I mentioned already—some of the repeated miscarriages or other difficulties in conceiving—there’s many other health conditions related to this genetic version of the STD of gonorrhea.

But as I say, once we identify this in the health history, it becomes a critical part of the natural fertility plan for that couple. Beyond all the obvious things where we would talk about a certain healthy fertility diet and certain lifestyle habits—the things that we have gone into in so many of these other videos. But this is for the usual way that people look at health. It’s quite a hidden element, but it’s quite significant and powerful. Once someone understands that this is actually at the base of their health history, it really opens up a much more successful path into our natural fertility program.

So anyways, as I say, I took a bit of a different turn today. I didn’t really go into the details of this particular article. I just use it as a launch pad to go into this other hidden dimension of natural fertility. If you’re not already in our natural fertility program, you can download our book for free at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. And you could find out about what I just talked about today, and so many more of the basic points of natural fertility.

Thank you for joining me this morning and I’ll see you again soon.

Fertility warning: Experts warn doing too much of this in the gym may harm male fertility

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Good morning. This is Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic. And I just have a few minutes for you this morning. But I thought, it’s just enough time to look at this article I have in my newsfeed. And let me just switch here to the right screen. And it’s an article that just came out a few days ago, maybe about three days ago, March the 30th. And the central point of this article is about fertility. And particularly, male fertility. And how doing too much cardio is actually shown to reduce male fertility.

And I’ll just look through. There are some statistics in this article. I’ll just quickly highlight those. The overall, the thesis in the article says, “Overdoing it on cardio at the gym could harm fertility in men, as being too lean was actually shown to be worse for sperm count than being overweight.”And there are some statistics here. Let’s see. Particular statistics about body mass index. But there was something down here. Where did that go? Here. They’re just basically relating the sperm concentration and its relationship to the body mass index and people in the underweight category. And it talks about “Around 70 per cent of men in the UK are classed as being overweight, which is why the dangers of a very low BMI can often be under-represented.”

Anyways, the article is fairly short and to the point. And that’s fine. And I do want to, well, anyone who’s already in our natural fertility program will know that we have a very specific recommendation about exercise and about cardio in particular. And we do talk about, well, there’s different names for it. But it can be called ‘PACE’, it can be called ‘interval training’. There’s another word that’s escaping me at the moment.

But the basic idea in cardio is not to overdo it. But pretty much just like anything in life and in health, in medicine, in diet and lifestyle, in exercise, it’s always a question of the right dose for any thing or any activity. And in the case of the interval training for cardio, which we’re talking about, it’s a very specific format of doing basically alternating between doing bursts of intense cardio, followed by a more restful pace. So more specifically, we talk about doing basically eight rounds (or eight ‘reps’, I guess you would call it) of cardio. And it could be any cardio that you enjoy—whether that’s running, or biking, or swimming, or aerobic exercise—different forms, whatever you like the most.

And the idea being to do eight repetitions or eight intervals where in each of those eight, you’re doing 30 seconds of the absolute most intense form of that cardio that you can do. As hard and as fast as you can go for 30 seconds. And then 90 seconds of doing a much more restful or moderate pace. Where you’re taking it right down to give your body a break. So between those 30 seconds plus 90 seconds, which adds up to two minutes, and you multiply that by eight, you really get 16 focused minutes of exercise. You do a few minutes of warm up at the beginning and cool down at the end, you’re well under 30 minutes. And doing this maybe even two or three times a week. You’re getting the really optimal dose of cardio. Right.

Now, I know this article was specifically measuring the relationship between the body mass index and the sperm health. But I’m kind of taking a little bit of a side point here around that. And understanding that there are many other health benefits and/or detriments, depending on how you do cardio for your fertility health. Now, this will also apply to women. But this article, of course, is all focused on men and sperm health. So that’s where we started. So if you’re not already in our natural fertility program, you can download our book for free. That’s at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. And you can find out more about this, the other form of exercise as well. We go into strength training. And we go into all the components of a healthy fertility plan—from food and exercise, other issues of detox, emotions and stress, sleep and sex. I’ve talked about that in some other videos. But anyways, you can get all that at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. It’s a free download.

And thank you for joining me this morning. I just had a very short time but I wanted to get this video in. And I will see you the next time.

6 Ways to Boost Women’s Fertility

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Good afternoon. This is Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic. And I’ve just pulled out this fertility article from my newsfeed. Just came out about 10 days ago, April 21. And it’s called “6 Ways to Boost Women’s Fertility“. And this is from the website reportshealthcare.com. And it’s written by Florence Wright. Actually, there’s tons of really good pointers in this article. So it’s actually going to make my job easier today. I’m just going to mostly share all the good points. And as usual, I will fill in the gaps where there is either missing information or misleading information. So let’s go through what we’ve got here.

So at the title, says there are six points. But then there’s an extended section at the bottom of a lot of beneficial fertility foods, which is one of the reasons I wanted to bring this article forward to you. So let’s have a look first through the six points, and then we’ll get into the foods. So what do we have here?

So the first point about boosting women’s fertility is “Stress Management”. Now, this is a very common point. We see it in, actually, almost all the articles about tips on fertility. And I think for good reason, I think it is very true. It’s certainly, in our experience, that a lot of the issue with infertility is more from stress, more particularly how women and men hold on to stress, and how that interferes with the process of fertility. And what I do like in this point is, she does specifically make the point. Let me just read the highlight here, “Stress can enhance the chances of infertility by inducing the production of hormones like prolactin and cortisol.” So otherwise known as the stress hormones. And it says, “These hormones reduce ovulation and induce infertility.” So that’s absolutely true.
The only thing I would add is to get even more specific about what we do in our natural fertility protocol. In terms of stress—whether those stresses are current, like happening now in the person’s life, or whether they’re old stresses (or shocks or traumas) that are still in their system from some time in the past, even if the source of the stress isn’t present, but now the effects are still there. So if you’re already in our natural fertility program, you’ll find out more about how we approach this in our natural fertility book. And if you’re not yet, you actually can download that book for free at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com.

So moving on to point number two. Again, this is a very common recommendation in the fertility recommendation articles. And point two is simply about “exercise”. They talk about some things like ‘walking and yoga improving blood circulation.’ Again, that’s all true. They talk about the ‘increased blood circulation’, ‘increasing blood flow to the ovaries and uterus’. All very true. But what I would also point to again, in our natural fertility book, is we get a lot more specific about exactly how we approach the topic of fertility exercise, I should say, exercise within your fertility plan. And we just mention briefly, we do go specifically into how we recommend that cardio exercise is done, as well as its counterpoint of strength training exercise. So again, a good point, but I’m just adding a little bit of extra detail there.

Dropping down to point number four. They talk about “hydration”. And that is certainly one of the most important things for fertility health. It touches on so many things—everything from all the the detox organs in your body, and again, back to the blood, and the circulation, you’re moving the hormones properly through the body and moving the nutrition that all flow throughout the bloodstream. All of this is extremely important. And again, of course, we do have a whole section of this in our fertility book to go into even more detail. But definitely, we would agree with point number four.

Now, point number five is funny. It’s also one that comes up in any number of fertility articles. It’s basically a recommendation for a ‘multivitamin supplement’, which is not a terrible recommendation. But in my mind, it’s kind of misleading. Now, I’ll forgive this article in particular because as we get down to the bottom of the article, they are going to give quite a wide range of good nutritional advice and some specific foods and the fertility nutrients that they contain. So in this case, I will forgive this article, as I’m saying. But in most of the articles, when they recommend a multivitamin supplement, it’s a weak recommendation. And they’re just covering up otherwise weak knowledge, a weak level of recommendation about actual healthy diet—healthy fertility diet. Where in our emphasis, we always put food way way above supplementation and importance. And then we’ll use vitamins and we’ll use supplements, as just that. The word is supposed to mean as a ‘supplement’ to what is already a healthy diet. But not as something which is somehow magically going to take someone’s nutritional status to a place that it’s never really been before. So as I say.

Getting into this final section. And it’s a little bit more extended. And I think that’s very good. They leave point six for last. I think that’s probably just because they did take up so much space with all the food. So let’s dive into some of the details. And we’ll touch on everything here. Let me see. What have I got here?

Well, I’m just going to briefly mention their first food, which is “whole milk”. We do make a very distinct recommendation about milk and dairy products in general, especially in the fertility context. But what we do recommend is as whenever possible, to access raw milk—unpasteurized milk. And we do go into greater detail about that in the book. But I just want to drop that point in here because it is so important. The pasteurized milk does cause many health problems and fertility problems. And it’s almost like, well, let’s put it this way. Or to keep it more simple: When you do pasteurize dairy, you take what’s actually an extremely, a highly beneficial, a very healthy food in nature. We even categorize it as a super food, just packed with nutritional factors. And the real living energy, that’s one of the most important factors in food. But when you pasteurize it, you kill the enzymes, you kill that life energy in the milk, and you you give the body something that it actually has to put in a lot of energy to process now in its non-optimal form. So anyways, as I said, I just wanted to keep that as a quick point about milk and getting the unpasteurized or raw version as much as you’re able to access that.

They do recommend “sesame seeds” particularly for the “high amount of zinc”. Zinc, of course, being a highly necessary and essential nutrient when it comes to fertility, both for men and for women. And we do cover some more details about that in our natural fertility book.

This is interesting. This isn’t something I knew about before. They talk about “cinnamon”, and its role in “insulin resistance”, as well as how it helps the reproductive organs. So that’s kind of interesting. I didn’t know about that myself before. But yeah, you can certainly look into that, especially if you’re dealing with what they talk about here with “polycystic ovary syndrome”. And as well as it says, it’s just kind of a general tonic for the reproductive organs.

The next, we start getting into some of the “seafood”. Again, super highly beneficial for fertility. And they talk about “salmon” in particular, which is high in “Omega-3 Fatty Acids”. What they don’t mention, also the seafoods are very high in vitamin D as well, super important in fertility. And they also highlight something highly important. That’s the “high amount of Zinc” that’s found in “oysters”. So again, that will be a very highly beneficial food in your fertility plan.

Getting into the “fruits”. So the first one they mentioned is the ‘avocado’. And again, similar to some of the reasons I was just pointing out with the salmon and the seafood is really the healthy fats and oil content in a food like an avocado. And in general, again, we do go into greater detail this in our book—the fats are so important for hormonal health, and basically the way that we absorb sunlight and vitamin D (and convert that and cholesterol), and how that fits into our whole hormonal production cycle. So yes, avocado fits right in there, into that whole model of healthy fats and oils. “Berries” is something they’re highlighting, particularly around the “antioxidants”. I have seen a little bit of this before. And I can’t even remember if we have this mentioned in the book or not. I’ll have to go look at it myself to remind myself. But they talk about “figs” as a particular fertility food. And then in particular, they’re linking that with the “iron” and how that’s linked with a healthy “ovulation” and healthy cycle.

I’m going to skip down a little bit. We get further down. We get into the “green leafy vegetables”. So again, we’re back to the antioxidants. Again, “the folic acid” which is a super important fertility food, “manganese, iron, calcium, . . . vitamin A”. So anyways, it’s just a whole range—lots of minerals. And the way we come out that in our fertility book, we tie this, like the green leafy vegetables, particularly with (it’s a little bit hinted at here, but) the whole mineral balance in the body and particularly how that leads into getting what we call a proper fertility pH level, which is the first chapter in our book, really getting that baseline of your pH. So anyways, the green leafy vegetables will feed into that most important thing of fertility in which we suggest people in our fertility plan are measuring on quite a regular basis to make sure their pH is in the right range. Moving a little further ahead, they’re getting into “yams”. Also there’s talking about the “antioxidants”, both “Vitamins A and C” there, and how that relates to the health of the eggs. I’m going to skip a few things. We do have “seaweed”. That has some relationship to what I said above about the benefits of the seafood, the salmon and things like that. But it also has, as it says here, some ‘essential nutrients enhancing the function of the liver, kidneys and bladder’. So getting you right into the whole reproductive tract and some of the associated organs.

Now this, I’m really glad to see in this article as well. You actually, funnily enough, you don’t see this in a lot of the fertility advice articles. But the foods to avoid, the first one they have is “soy”. And yes, we have a big section on avoiding soy in our book. And they definitely have that here, which is a good point. Essentially, they’re talking about how it disrupts, the estrogen-like effects, the whole hormonal cycle in the body. There are some exceptions to this rule. There are healthy soy foods, and those are usually the more traditionally fermented foods. So things like traditionally fermented soy sauce, and the Japanese food of tempeh, and miso as well. So these are soy foods, but they’re actually healthy. Most of the commercial soy foods you’re going to find are in this unhealthy category. So definitely be very careful of that.

Now, here’s a point where I take issue with this article. They talked about ‘avoiding saturated fats’. And I believe that’s likely coming from a lot of the nutritional myths that have come around. How supposedly saturated fats are supposed to be unhealthy and animal foods, animal proteins are unhealthy. That’s the total opposite of what we look at with fertility. And in particular, we look at the whole diet recommended by Dr. Price. Well for health in general, but for fertility in particular. And it’s absolutely essential that there’s a good basis of healthy animal fats and proteins in the diet. So I would give you the opposite advice from this point here.

Well they do advise against “refined sugars”, against ‘cigarettes, caffeine, alcohol’, against being ‘underweight or overweight’. So again, fairly common advice and all the fertility articles, so I’m not going to add too much there. It’s fairly common wisdom. But yeah, definitely important to keep these points in mind.

So as I said, I wanted to present this article. There’s so many good points in it. And I thank you for joining me. And I will see you again next time.

Spontaneous sex and detox your friends… 12 tips to get pregnant faster, from fertility doc

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Good morning. This is Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic. And I want to go through with you an article that just came across my newsfeed. This just came out on April 25, just about five days ago. And it’s from The Sun in the UK. And I’m going to do what I usually do. I’m going to pull out all the good points in this article. And there are actually quite a few. And I will also fill in any gaps or misconceptions, and expand on what’s missing from this article. So what do we have here? Actually, this article comes from an interview. I’m just trying to find the name here with this doctor, Dr. Larisa Corda. And they pull out 12 specific recommendations for fertility.

The first one they start with is “Quit smoking and minimise booze”. OK. Well, it’s certainly a good general recommendation. I like that says a specific point here, “smoking can damage the lining of the womb, the eggs and sperm.” So that’s a pretty clear reason. Of course, we would speak about it generally. As far as all the toxins in tobacco and the non toxic state, of course, that one is trying to achieve for fertility. And also, I’m going to expand a little bit on this point where she talks about “the liver” being “preoccupied”. They’re talking about drinking alcohol here when it comes to processing toxins. And that’s very true. That’s very true recommendation as far as a general kind of healthy state, a detox kind of state.

But more specifically, and when we look at the health of the liver, it gets into us something very critical—critically important for fertility health. Which is: the function of the liver, or one of the functions, has to do with creating something very important for health and fertility health. Particularly, which is cholesterol. I know, normally, cholesterol has been given a bad name. But that’s actually quite a myth. In health in general and specifically in fertility health. And the production of cholesterol in the liver plays a critical function as far as dealing with any inflammatory processes in the body, in the way that the body is supposed to deal with them. And when people start either eating low fat diet, or even worse, using statin drugs (or other ways to to eliminate cholesterol from the system) you’re actually interfering with a very primary important function in fertility health. And that tie to the liver and tie to cholesterol formation is actually also the whole natural hormone production cycle. So this point doesn’t go into all of that, but it is pointing in that direction. And I will give it at least credit for that.

The second point, talks about sleeping more. And I’ll just read this highlighted part here, “This means clearing out the clutter, not using any electrical devices such as TVs and mobile phones before bedtime, and ensuring the room is dark enough to allow you to get the crucial 7-8 hours sleep a night.” Yes, that’s absolutely true. That’s a very important point. And we do go into this actually in our book, The 8 Steps To Natural Fertility. If you’re already in our Natural Fertility program, you’ll find more about this in our chapter on sleep. We have a whole chapter about this. And if you’re not yet, you can actually download our book for free. Just go to www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. And you can get this and much more, and begin our Natural Fertility protocol.

Moving on to point three, “Have more sex”. I mean, it sounds a bit trite in the context of fertility or a bit obvious. They didn’t say so themselves, kind of obvious. But actually one point I do want to highlight they make. They say the “sperm quality may actually improve with more regular sex.” And that’s true. There’s a truth to that. And in Chapter 8 of our book we go into much more detail about this. We actually lay out two different approaches to sex. Whether one is within the fertility window of the month or outside of it. We basically present two approaches. The fertility approach to sex, or what we call reproductive sex, is the typical thing that people learned in Grade 6 health class. As far as having sex and the ejaculation, the sperm meeting the egg, and all the mechanics of all that. That’s all very true. But in the non-fertile part of the month, we’re actually highlighting what we call regenerative sex, another “r” word. And that gets much more into the bio-energetic, the emotional connection. The full sexual health of the couple is being enhanced when that version of sex is being practiced. So again, that’s in Chapter 8 of our book.

Moving on to point four. They talked about removing “bleaching materials” which is a very important point. Like bleach products in the households, cleaning products, things like that. I would expand that really to all of the commercial cleaning products. As far as all of the known toxins in the ingredients in many of these products which are very disruptive to the thyroid—very disruptive to hormone production, and therefore to fertility. So, again, we talked about that in our book as well. And the strategy we suggest as you are kind of learning (or you finding your way into this world of which ingredients you do want in the house and which you don’t), just to keep a running list in your wallet or in your purse of all the ingredients that you’ve learned, that you’ve researched are not what you want in your fertility plan. And just make sure you’re checking the ingredient list on any product that you’re considering buying. And after a while, of course, you just get to know which products are OK, and which ones you regularly are going to buy, which ones you’re avoiding. So it just becomes a bit of a research project to get yourself up to speed on that.

Point five talks about “Exercising more”. And I do like this point where they say, “Be careful not to overdo it . . . . Too much exercise is just another stressor.” And we definitely treat a lot of couples where there is over exercise going on. Of course, there’s the opposite with a lot of under exercise going on. But they’re both very similar problems when it comes to fertility. We go into exercise and we go into the the specifics of both the necessary form of cardio that we recommend for fertility, as well as the necessary form of strength training. So again, you’ll find that in our protocol fully in our fertility book.

Point six “Get rid of toxic people”. So just like we talked about getting rid of physical toxins up above, this is another very good point. As far as getting rid of mental and emotional toxins, which are equally damaging to one’s fertility health.

Point seven. I’d say this is one of the weakest points of writing in this article. It talks about ‘setting up a daily ritual’. Then it gets on to talking about some particular example that talks about looking at the the quality of water. And it’s kind of hard to say what the real point of this number seven is. I guess it sounds good to have a daily ritual that sounds positive. But they’re kind of not specific enough about this. I guess the way I would make this more specific and more helpful is to go through all of our natural fertility protocols and list them all out, and make all of those your daily rituals. Then you’re going to be making tangible progress. And you’re going to have actually tangible things to measure yourself against what direction your fertility is going in. So anyways, I just chalked this up to maybe poor writing, or maybe there was a deadline, or who knows what it was. But this point didn’t really fly.

This is a very important point. Moving on to number eight, “Switch to a natural contraception”. And it talks about the negative after effects of the pill, and particularly the difficulties of getting back into a natural state of fertility after the pill. They don’t suggest any particular solution after the fact if someone has been on the pill. I mean, they do say maybe look for more natural forms of contraception before the time of trying to conceive. Which is a fair enough recommendation. But we can go even further with our protocol. And in fact, this comes up so often. We do this a lot. Where a couple is trying to conceive and having difficulty after they’ve come off the birth control pill will actually go in with our specific homeopathic protocols. And you will reverse the after effects of that so that their system actually can get back to its natural state of fertility. So aside from going through our natural fertility protocol, if that applies to you, you would definitely want to get in touch with us and find out about how to include that birth control pill detox in your protocol.

So moving on to point number nine, “Improve your gut health”. Also very extremely important, of course, for someone’s health in general, but natural fertility, particularly. And the importance of gut health, we actually talked about in our fertility book. And we go very specifically into the Weston A. Price Foundation or their principles for diet. And within that is included—things related directly to the gut health. So things like the naturally traditionally fermented foods like naturally fermented sauerkraut and miso, and then some some of the foods like this which are actually highly beneficial for the the gut health and therefore, for the fertility health.

Point number 10 is kind of a bit repeating what it said earlier. It says “Try to de-stress”. Earlier it talked about detoxing from or distancing yourself from toxic friends, toxic social situations. That’s part of this more general point of mental and emotional health, which also can be stressful—can be toxic. And our whole fertility protocol includes not only the physical detox, but also the mental and emotional detox. So just like we talked about putting healthy food into our body, we likewise need to put healthy elements of mind and emotions into our body as well. That’s equally an important part of our nutrition. Or let’s call it our ’emotional nutrition’ or ‘mental nutrition’ to coin the term.

Point 11 , “Try a multivitamin”. It’s an OK suggestion. I find it a bit weak. We put so much emphasis in our natural fertility protocol and all the the actual foods that you should be eating—getting your nutrition from food, getting your power nutrition, your super nutrition. There are certain rules for supplements and vitamins and so on to to fill in gaps as necessary sometimes. But the general intention of a suggestion like this is fairly weak. Because the attitude behind it, it’s kind of using supplements as a so called ‘insurance policy’. It’s kind of a broad spectrum of trying to blast all the nutrition that you’re supposedly going to need. But it’s an approach, or it’s a mental attitude, which actually derails people from the more core approach to really engaging with healthy forms of traditional nutrition, and super foods, and all these things. So we do go through all the details in our book. And again, you can download that for free, www.NaturalFertilityBook.com.

And the final point. Again, it’s a good point. They talked about ‘eating organic when possible’. They talk about eating organic, avoiding or eliminating the disruptions to the hormones, and the other toxins and pesticides that you’re going to get in non-organic food. So again, a good general recommendation.

So overall, actually, surprisingly fairly good article. It has a lot of good points in it. As you can see, of course, there are any number of gaps that I would fill in. But if you are not already in our natural fertility protocol, you can get started. You can download our book for free at NaturalFertilityBook.com.

Thank you so much for joining me this morning. And I’ll see you next time.