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the cure for common medical misconceptions

February 9, 2013

A BOLD CLARITY: the cure for common medical misconceptions

A brief statement of “the problem” that we propose to resolve is this:

Currently, there is a certain way that it is popular to relate to health in general and, in particular, to the language of diagnostic labels (such as a phrase like “incurable scurvy”). I am identifying that way of relating as “resigned,” “despondent,” and “helplessly victimized.”

People tend to think of diagnostic labels as “having power over them.” They say things that fit the “logic” of statements like this: “I have incurable scurvy which is causing my vitamin C deficiency.”

Now, let’s investigate very briefly how this issue is important to you, then how this pattern of relating to diagnostic language developed, and finally what is available for those who mature beyond that “old model” of how to communicate about well-being. First, here are some more examples of the kind of statements that people may make without really thinking about what they are saying:

Cure For Baldness?

Cure For Baldness? (Photo credit: D’oh Boy (Mark Holloway))

“Well, clearly you have no hair because of your baldness.”

That is obviously nonsense, right? But next let’s look at a very similar linguistic construction that may seem “obviously true” simply because it is so familiar….

“You have a tumor because you have cancer.”

That is simply false. Cancer is a diagnostic label, not a physical substance. Cancer does not cause tumors. Cancer is a label for the presence of physical tumors, like “receding hairline” is simply a label for the presence of a certain pattern of hair growth. When people say “you are genetically predisposed to cancer,” could they be making any inaccurate presumptions about epigenetics (how an issue of gene EXPRESSION is often mistaken as an issue of actual genetics)?

“Your tonsils are inflamed because you have tonsillitis.”

Tonsillitis is merely a label for an inflammation of the tonsils. The label for the symptom does not cause the symptom.

“You have high blood sugarbecause you have diabetes, which runs in your family.”

That is also false. Diabetes is a diagnostic label, not a physical substance.

“You are deficient in Vitamin C because you have contracted scurvy, probably from one of your parents. You do know that scurvy is contagious and incurable, right?”

Again, that is all simply absurd. Furthermore, all that follows from such an absurd misunderstanding of diagnostic labels will be actions that are, at best, inefficient.

So, I gently rebuke those who make the naive presumption that when people notice a set of symptoms and then invent a label for that set of symptoms, then that might mean that the new label (such as “scurvy, cancer, diabetes, etc”) is an incurable pathogenic demon that is “possessing” the organism, thereby causing the various symptoms. That is absurd.

Consider that the label on a jar of of food does not cause the jar to have a particular kind of food in it, does it? If one removes a label from a jar, does that change the contents? What if one adds a second label or covers an old label with a new label? What happens to the contents of the jar when altering the labeling of the jar?

Now, when a diagnostic label is invented for a particular physiological pattern, that label is used to distinguish that physiological pattern from other physiological patterns. That is all. The label does not intrinsically cause physiological patterns or alter physiological patterns.

If you take your dog to the veterinarian and the vet says to the dog “your tonsils are inflamed because you have tonsillitis,” then does that effect any inflammation of the dog’s tonsils? Labels simply do not cause symptoms! So, cancer does not cause tumors. Cancer is a label for the presence of tumors.

Likewise, the diagnostic label “diabetes” does not cause blood sugar imbalance or “insulin resistance.” Diabetes is simply a label for the presence of blood sugar imbalances and insulin resistance and, eventually, for all of the predictable effects of the excessive presence in the blood of simple sugars and complex sugars (carbohydrates)- which all arise very predictably from a single cause: the consumption of excessive amounts of carbohydrates.

Notably, the vast majority of diagnostic communications seem to me to be based on a basic lack of comprehension of the nature of diagnostic labels. Saying things like that “baldness causes hair loss” is absurd. That is simply faulty logic (as in “voodoo” science or “psychopathological” pathology).

Clearly, baldness is clearly not a physical substance, but a linguistic unit (a label). However, because physical brains can respond to language, that means that the “curses” of the licensed high priests (toward whom I have the utmost respect for their technical expertise, but no reverence whatsoever) can be very powerful (creative).

So, to summarize, my purpose for sharing is to clearly establish that our culture’s primary context for relating to diagnostic terminology is presumptive, naive, inaccurate, and disempowering. People who “get” this content will no longer be at the effect of diagnostic terminology (dissolving the sincere “curses” of demonic possession by “allegedly pathogenic” diagnostic labels). They’ll have a huge breakthrough in peace of mind and freedom.

Plus, new actions will be recognized as relevant and so new outcomes will be available. We will detail a variety of well-established resources, such as The Institute of Functional Medicine, as well as offer a brief catalog of the recoveries produced in the work of www.ppnf.org, Dr. Nora Gedgoudas, Dr. Cate Shanahan, & Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci(human nutrition).

First, I will feature a short version of the recovery (from Multiple Sclerosis) of medical doctor Terry Wahls. To tell recovery stories is powerful, so I will tell several of them, including the story of my own overnight recovery of the ability to walk (after suffering “from” Multiple Sclerosis- as in after I experienced the symptoms that would be labeled as “Multiple Sclerosis”).

That’s where this content will begin to have you saying things to yourself like “there really is something I can do to have power and produce new results with my health and well-being!” The resignation that most people have been trained to have about well-being and even so-called incurable conditions… will simply vanish.

 

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on demonic possession by pathogenic diagnostic labels

February 9, 2013

My super-brief statement of “the problem” that I propose to resolve is this:

“…I rebuke those who make the naive presumption that when people notice a set of symptoms and then invent a label for that set of symptoms, then that means that the new label (such as “scurvy, cancer, diabetes, etc”) is an incurable pathogenic demon that is possessing the organism, thereby causing the various symptoms (… which the word was invented to label as distinct from other sets of symptoms). That is simply faulty logic (as in “voodoo” science, pathological pathology).

case in point: “well, clearly you have no hair because of your baldness.”

 

Sarah Kay responded (after requesting that I write about this subject):

“AWESOME!! I got it.”

 

I then added:

Notably, the vast majority of diagnostic communications seem to me to be based on a basic lack of comprehension of the nature of diagnostic labels. Baldness is not a physical substance, but a linguistic unit. However, because physical brains can respond to language, that means that the “curses” of the licensed high priests (toward whom I have the utmost respect, but no reverence whatsoever) can be very powerful (creative).

“You have a tumor because you have cancer.” That is simply false. Cancer is a diagnostic label, not a physical substance.

“You have high blood sugar because you have diabetes.” That is also false. Diabetes is a diagnostic label, not a physical substance.

“You are deficient in Vitamin C because you have scurvy.” Again, that is simply absurd. Furthermore, all that follows from such an absurd misunderstanding will be actions that are, at best, inefficient.

 

Then, just moments ago, Sarah called me and asked me to re-state the purpose of me sharing all of this. She took these notes from what I said to her and typed them up to have me refine them:

 

“(My purpose for sharing is to) Establish that our context for listening (to or relating to diagnostic terminology) is inaccurate (presumptive, disempowering).  People (who “get” this content) will no longer be at the effect of diagnostic words (“curses” of demonic possession by “allegedly pathogenic” diagnostic labels). They’ll have freedom. (New actions will be recognized as relevant and so new outcomes will be available.)

List out the resources. . . (such as The Institute of Functional Medicine, http://www.ppnf.org, Dr. Nora Gedgoudas, Dr. Cate Shanahan, etc)

I [will] present a short version of the recovery (from MS) of Terry Wahls, M.D.. To tell recovery stories is powerful, so I will tell several.

That’s where it is gonna start to enter the realm of “there is [really] something I can do to have power. . .!” [The resignation that most people have been trained to have about well-being and even so-called incurable conditions… will simply vanish.]

 

 

 

 

song: “a new label” (the secret of language)

January 1, 2012
a new label (the secret of language)
My words are law
as long as you obey them
My name is God
but you can call me Satan
I tell you what should be
I train you in the art of hating
I may say it’s all for you
but maybe I am making
out like a bandit
as in pirate
as in banking
cartel empire monopoly
mafia syndicate racketeering
politician drama mythology
one party media propaganda machine
It’s not crazy talk
unless you don’t know the code
Can you speak Jabberwock?
If not, then don’t interpret it as broken
My dog only hears noise
when you speak in fluent Latin
Letters are just shapes
until you learn the whole alphabet
I know the secret
you have been trained does not exist
But I can’t tell you
Till you stop resisting and just listen
to the sounds
before you make them in to words
what do they mean
is it gibberish, brilliant, or absurd
Well you won’t know until you get it
and you won’t get it till you wake
up to the power of the language in the brain
is it a mystery
or is it confusing
if I use words
beyond your fluency
remember
ignorance is not confusion
what is confusion
is there even really such a thing?
how would you know?
compared to what?
are you only dreaming
that you’re just a front
a facade, a fake, a layer of an onion
claiming to be the whole enchilada
is it the opposite: a giant pretending to be small
are you God playing the victim of your shadow on the wall
people should not be evil
as in powerful
so if someone shows power
then we must hate them
why must we hate them
because I said so
but what difference does that make
hell, I don’t know
I hate the politicians
cause they taught me how to hate
I blame the propagandists
cause they told me not to blame
Diagnosis is hypnosis
a new label refills the jar
my excuses are the juiciest
my problems are so hard
I can’t beat the system
because I think I should
I won’t give up suffering
feeling bad looks too good
I caught hypochondria
and it is incurable
I got an immune system
but it isn’t working
it’s coughing and sneezing
I don’t know what is wrong
it’s vomiting and wheezing
we should probably turn it off
If people should not be powerful, that includes me
If people should not be anything, that includes me
So sacrifice your limits at the risk of being free
already
is your only limit idolatry
the false gods you worship so loyally
is it a church, teacher or ideology
who taught it to you
or was it written on your heart directly by God
and is that who you are certain that you are not
so you need a mediator, priest or courier
Jesus said:
“I am the gate” and “I am the way
the truth and the life,” but what does that mean?
Yes, it’s translated,
but the point is not going through another,
not using good works nor one certain method
Straight to God, directly, no intermediary
no intercessor, for “I am the truth” already
but what say you?
do you deny that there is a light within you
or is there only the light
and the identity in language is just a shadow?

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

9Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work…. You will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”

My words are law
as long as you obey them
My name is God
but you can call me Satan
Is diagnosis hypnosis
does a new label really refill the jar
or are the contents still the same
with or without a new label made of thought?


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