This is my first post in about three weeks. I have been preoccupied with a combination of things. One of the big ones is the problem I have had finding a new and reliable platform for the Phoenix Mission. I tried for about a month to get the first platform to work, then gave up on it. I asked one of the participants in the Mission to set up a Yahoo Group, which seems to be working well. I initially thought of the Phoenix Mission as a spin-off from the Great Health blog. As I have worked with both programs I have discovered that the Phoenix Mission is very important to the blog. Already, the Mission is a major energy generator for the blog and it may provide some amazing and inspiring success stories. In any case, I felt it necessary to get the platform for the Mission right before I posted more to the blog. In same time, I have been dealing with some personal issues and the medical practice was unusually busy. Now, I am happy to resume posting.
For those of you who have not been reading my earlier blog posts about the Phoenix Mission, it is a workshop for people who want to find out if they can heal or cure conditions which conventional medicine considers incurable. My experience, personal and professional, in the past year indicates that this may be possible in some cases. If this interests you, navigate to my posts on the Phoenix Mission. If you have questions about what you see, please send me a comment.
In the past two weeks I have watched with a mixture of fascination and horror as the disease treatment industry has made its powerful moves to block or deform health care reform. A recent e-mail from Common Cause said that since the first of this year the disease treatment industry (pharmaceutical companies, and the insurance industry, and medical device and equipment manufacturers) have spent $1 million a day to buy laws and regulations that will continue their enormously profitable operations. Never mind that the cost is in the process up bankrupting tens of thousands of families per year and the United States Government, while leaving 45 million Americans uninsured and 140,000 more people lose their health insurance every day.
My conclusions at this point are that we had better
- get more involved in the political process, find out who is getting paid how much by whom for what, and let our lawmakers know we are watching--and voting. A ballot still packs more wallop than a buck.
- learn to suspect and detect spin and lies
- learn to follow the money if you want to find the truth. We need to know who is paying for what we are reading but that is not always easy to discover.
- Most important of all, we need to be taking charge of our own health. We cannot depend on the government to do that for us and the disease treatment industry for certain sure won't look after our health.
The purpose of this blog is to give you information and inspiration on how you can, in fact, take charge of your own health. My next post will tell you how to learn one of the most important skills for taking charge of, protecting, and enhancing your own health. That skill is muscle testing a.k.a. applied kinesiology.