Radical Health 'zine vol. 5
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Radical Health vol. 5: Best of 2022
24 page zine
published January 2023
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With every choice comes an effect. Observe which choices lead you toward or away from your goals. What will you choose today?
This past September, I embarked on a journey to the Costa Rican jungle to live on nothing but water for 21 days. I had never achieved anything close to that (the longest I'd water fasted previously was three days), but I knew I could do it and went in with confidence. The fast was a successful, transformative, and inspiring learning experience, which I will review in greater detail an upcoming podcast.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was the daily lecture given by Loren Lockman, the owner of the fasting center and coach of the group, because I found the information he taught to be very useful and aligned with the science of Natural Hygiene. I scribbled notes in my notebook as Loren spoke and answered questions, and have since typed and organized those notes for the public.
Please download and read Radical Health vol. 4: Notes from the Tanglewood Fasting Center (PDF, 24 pages), and continue to explore nature's sacred healing art of fasting.
Contents include: fasting basics, food, refeeding, health basics, detox events, emotions, communication, blood, supplements and B12, and permaculture.
101 common medical root words
Have you ever wanted to decode seemingly complex medical terminology? Because there are thousands of different names for bodily symptoms and those names use greek and latin roots, medical lingo can sound like an entirely different language. But understanding doctor-speak isn't that difficult.
Download the new Radical Health mini-zine 101 common medical root words, and see how this language is created.
Most medical terms that describe symptoms just describe what is happening and in what part of the body. Take for example the term myocarditis. When you break apart the word, you find 'myo' which means muscle. The 'card' means heart (as in cardio) and 'itis' simply means swelling. So myocarditis is swelling of the heart muscle. Dermatitis is swelling and irritation of the dermis (skin), laryngitis is swelling of the larynx, and rhinitis is swelling of the sinuses (like rhino). Easy, right?
This list of 101 root words will also help your understanding of the language of physiology as well, used by physical therapists, chiropractors, sports doctors, and trainers.
Most important to glean from a study of how diseases are labeled, is the fact that diseases generally only describe symptoms, whereas the true key to overcoming the illness is in determining and reversing the root cause of the symptoms. Do not get attached to the disease label given to you by a medical professional. Most symptoms have a similar cause of toxemia (toxic blood), caused by accumulated lifestyle habits, enervating activities, or poisoning, which leads to any number of disease symptoms. Look at the Tree of Toxemia, a visual representation of this idea, adapted from JH Tilden's book Toxemia Explained.
Let me know if you find this mini-dictionary useful or if it would help to see an expanded version some day. Visit the Library for more zines and resources.
Why I stopped eating animals
Three reasons why I stopped eating animal products.
1. The optimal fuel for humans is fruit and tender vegetables. Fresh fruit is the only food that tastes good in its raw form without cooking or processing it in any way. We humans are attracted to the sweetness because our bodies run off glucose sugars. Fruit contains all micro and macro-nutrients for an active human in the proper proportions and serving sizes. Fruits leave behind a minimal toxic burden, whereas grains and animal products leave behind acids and mucus. Animal products are not needed, except for extreme survival situations. The question "where do you get your protein?" is common but don't worry because all plants contain protein, and more importantly are abundant in amino acids which are the building blocks of protein. The first 50 pages of the book The 80/10/10 Diet explores these questions and claims thoroughly.
2. There is a strong correlation between consumption of animal products and disease. This includes not only processed meats full of chemicals and preservatives, but all animal products, no matter how "clean" or locally produced. When consumed, meat and dairy produce an acidic condition in the body, which then needs to be balanced by leaching alkaline minerals like calcium from the bones. That's right, drinking milk does the opposite of building strong bones, contrary to what corporate interests will have you think. The book The China Study, the largest study on nutrition ever conducted, offers a scientific look into this correlation.
3. Animals are sentient beings that feel pain and emotions just like us. It is not within our rights to kill any animal unless we are being threatened or need to hunt to survive. Would you eat a dog? And would you still eat beef if you had to kill and process the cow yourself every time? If you learned that we don't actually need to eat animals for optimal health, and there was a healthy, natural, and most delicious alternative, would you keep exploiting animals for taste? The film Earthlings offers the best depiction of the relationship humans have to animals that I have ever seen, and you can watch it for free at NationEarth.com
I recommend watching Melanie Joy's presentation on YouTube explaining the philosophy of carnism, the belief system that it is necessary, natural, or normal to eat animals - literally the opposite of veganism.
Veganism doesn't have to be all processed soy and corn oil. Explore the infinite flavors and combinations of living plant based food, also known as fruits and greens. Follow @certified_orgasmic on instagram for mealtime inspiration.
A Holistic Approach
Any one approach to health is not going to magically cure your ailments. A holistic approach is needed when considering how to improve one’s general health and vitality.
What we put into our bodies is as important as what we do with our bodies, and that includes everything: quality sleep, rest, activity, exercise, posture, breath, manifesting a purpose, emotional support, emotional expression, social engagement, connecting with a community, connecting with nature, and more.
Resting the body to promote healing and recharging of energy is vitally important. The modern lifestyle usually requires 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep in a dark, quiet room, to maintain optimal nerve function. If you’re not getting adequate sleep, your nervous system will be pushed to its limits and will not allow proper expulsion of waste (toxins, acids, broken down cellular debris) to take place.
Many diseases of health are triggered and exacerbated by emotional trauma. Awareness and active processing of trauma (generational, childhood, relationships) is necessary on a path of holistic healing.
A positive mental attitude is also vital. One who is grateful and at peace can participate more fully in life. Consistent negative emotions like fear and worry trap the sufferer in a state of fight or flight stress response, exhausting the nervous system and preventing healing from taking place.
Direct environments play large roles in our health. How is your water quality, air quality, amount of radiation exposure, or sunlight exposure?
Keep your mind open to all the ways health can be expressed and achieved, and toxicity avoided. Simple changes in diet can show radical changes in how you think, feel, and act.
Western Medicine is also known as “Allopathic” medicine, which means symptom suppressing, or more literally, creating the opposite effect of the disease (‘Allos-’ means other and ‘-pathy’ means disease or suffering). Western medicine is touted as one of the crowning achievements of modern science, yet the US population spends the most money on “health care” and has one of the sickest populations overall.
When considering medical treatment, think about the word treat; does it bring to mind a cookie, ice cream, or chocolate? These are cheap gratifications that temporarily change our mood so we can forget about the pain we don’t want to deal with. And that’s exactly what drugs are, a lessening of a symptom at the expense of more disease down the road.
The chemical drug industry as we know it grew out of the oil and steel industries, ruled by the richest men in the country. The byproducts of oil and steel production are toxic chemicals, which become raw materials for new products: isolates, additives, fuels, flavors, lubricants, medicines, etc.
Oil and steel monopolists, the Rockefellers, expanded their industrial rule through the purchase of German Rx conglomerate IG Farben, and subsequently went on to fuel the chemical boom of the 20th century, maintaining control to this day. A comprehensive approach was taken to promote the sale of drugs while protecting the massively rich drug companies. Medical education is rigorously controlled and funded by big pharma. Medical students learn next to nothing about nutrition but become experts in the schedule of vaccines and drugs that are to be given. In a glaring conflict of interest, there are revolving doors between the U.S. regulatory agencies and the drug companies they purport to regulate.
Synthetic drugs are marketed directly to the consumer, while doctors are incentivised to sell said advertised drugs. The cartel pushes legislation and has legal teams and insurance to protect them from liability and damage charges that result from their products causing harm to people. Methods of natural healing are systematically dismissed as pseudo-science or quackery and then suppressed.
The widely accepted germ theory of disease, fathered by Louis Pasteur, further solidifies the public’s dependence on drugs.
Germs such as viruses are commonly thought to cause disease, when in reality they are the result of disease, part of the natural breakdown process of all living things. Viruses are the smallest pieces of dead cell debris, and bacteria are the eaters of such dead cell debris.
Viruses are akin to the scum at the bottom of a kitchen trash bag, and the bacteria are like the flies that arrive on the scene to eat the scum. How does one minimize both the flies and the smelly trash? In this analogy, the Western medicine approach is to kill the flies. Natural healing and experience says to put less garbage in and take out the trash often. Natural Healing removes the cause and the symptom while allopathic medicine attacks only the symptom.
Not only is the drug-based system ineffective at curing chronic disease from the source, but drugs and invasive procedures prescribed are so harmful that medical malpractice is widely reported to be the third leading cause of death. Cancer and heart disease are the first two leading causes of death, and considering that the medical establishment creates life-long returning patients, by some counts the number of deaths attributed to medical malpractice outweigh all other causes of death.
Another way to say ‘corrupt medical industry’ is ‘drug mafia.’ The top stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industrial complex (the cartel) don’t want you to know that most diseases are reversible and curable through lifestyle changes.
Terrain Model Refutes Germ Theory
THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL DISEASE IS TOXIC BURDEN
After a stunning display of evidence at the people’s court over the past hundred years, the collective consciousness is ready to adopt a more accurate interpretation of health and disease. During a thorough debunking of germ theory claims, the defendants of the Terrain Model scientifically proved that disease is created within the body by accumulation of waste toxins, and removed by the body when allowed.
Myriad case studies were brought forth, demonstrating the automatic healing function of the body under fasted conditions. Evidence of a fully isolated and genetically coded virus was presented by neither party, nor could be seen parasitic or replicating properties.
The jury ruled that viruses are simply dead cell debris, fractions of genetic sequences, and that bacteria are the necessary recyclers of such cellular waste. The court also ruled that the national immunization schedules for children and adults shall be optional, and that Natural Hygiene classes will be compulsory in public education. The court decisions bring about heavy implications that the trust of the old medical class is built on an erroneous belief system that has caused unquantifiable harm through chronic drugging and invasive surgery. The cultural unlearning process has begun and resources are being deployed to ease the adoption of today’s new paradigm, one that empowers the sick to achieve wellness through lifestyle changes and by aligning with Natural Law principles of cause and effect.
PROCESSED FOOD, POLLUTION, DRUGS, FEAR MAKING US SICK, EXPERTS SAY
Do you have a stressful job? That stress may be contributing to your long term health detriment. Science shows that taxing emotions like fear and stress drain the battery of the nervous system quicker, limiting the amount of energy that can go toward detoxification and healing.
Food plays a substantial role in our overall health. Process foods are nutritionally unbalanced and do not digest well.
Environmental pollution adds a significant toxic load to the average person. Tap water is systematically laced with fluoride, the air is constantly filled with pollution, and the sun is being dimmed by weather scientists. Many of the chemicals used in household items like soap, makeup, candles, or air fresheners are toxic and add to the slow poisoning of unwitting consumers.
FRUIT BASED DIET FOR LONGEVITY
Did you know…
Fruit is the only type of food in its raw form that tastes delicious without preparing it in any way.
Fruit contains all necessary micro and macronutrients for an active human, in the right proportions and serving sizes.
Fruits are high in glucose sugars which the body easily absorbs and assimilates.
Fruits leave behind a minimal toxic burden; grains and animal foods leave behind acids and mucus.
Radical Health Zine vol. 1: Food as Lifestyle and Medicine by Seth Bailin, revised edition. Available for download here.
This is an excerpt from the full essay, available here.
"Historically, fasting has been done 1) out of necessity when food is scarce, and 2) for spiritual purposes of divine communion. In recent history, the focus has shifted to the physical benefits of fasting, partly because modern humans experience so many diseases of the body. Whatever the reason you choose to fast, know that it’s a multidimensional undertaking that is going to have wide ranging effects on your physicality, your mind, emotions, and spirit (if you allow it).
Fasting is defined as abstaining from eating food. You already fast whether you know it or not - every time you sleep you are fasting. That’s why the first meal after you wake up is called break-fast.
So the question is not "do you fast?" but rather "how long do you fast?"
Fasting helps the digestive system (and other bodily systems) rest, recover, and cleanse after eating. The digestive system, which is about 30 feet long in most adult humans, is one of the biggest users of nerve energy in the body. Constantly filling your system with excess food taxes the body’s energy reserves and eventuates in disease.
A fasted digestive system not only tells your body to burn fat for energy, it increases the removal of dead cells and growth of new ones in a recycling process called Autophagy, reducing inflammation and providing renewed energy. A fasted system sends signals to the brain to be more alert, an evolutionary trait we developed as hunter gathers.
Many types of fasting are practiced for their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health benefits. This article will explore the main pillars of: intermittent fasting, 24-48 hour fasts, extended fasts, water fasting, dry fasting, solid food vacations*, and Ayurvedic fasting*. (These last two are not technically pure fasts).
Fasting helps develop awareness, sharpens discipline, supports the body’s innate intelligence, and allows one to take personal ownership in the prevention and reversal of disease.
full essay, available here.
Listen to my interview with Brother Air to hear his experiences doing a 29 day dry fast and a 371 day solid food vacation on episode 3 of the Radical Health podcast.
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