Here is what I consider the most important skill you can learn and use it the in your quest for great health. Using this skill you can access your body's wisdom about what pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, and foods it does and does not need for robust health. You can also test for appropriate doses of pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements.
I have introduced muscle testing at this point because I believe you need a way to neutralize Big Pharma's threat to your health by misleading doctors with misinformation and disinformation about pharmaceutical products. Big Pharma can mislead doctors, and evidently often does, but it cannot deceive your body's wisdom about what it does and does not need. T. S. Eliot wrote, "We sit around in a circle and suppose while the secret sits in the center and knows." With muscle testing you can go straight to the center and know what your body needs and what it doesn't. For those of us who have spent our lives sitting around in a circle and supposing, going to the center and knowing is a major event. It is also a powerful event in the process of taking charge of and protecting your health.
Muscle testing is a powerful tool and, like any powerful tool, it requires training and experience for safe and effective use. Let's deal with safe first.
As with most skills, there is a learning curve. People seem to climb the curve at different rates of speed but many people may need about a year to become proficient at muscle testing. This doesn't mean that you won't get useful information for a year but it does mean that you need to give yourself plenty of time and experience learning the accuracy of your muscle testing on less important matters before you trust it for reliable guidance on major decisions about your health. For example, you could muscle test to see if you need vitamin C. If you get a positive test you could then test to see what dose of vitamin C and how many times a day you should take it. If you get a negative test, continue learning muscle testing and test again for vitamin C in a month or two. The advantage of starting this way is that if you make a mistake, nothing dangerous is likely to happen. With vitamin C, if you make mistakes on the low side, you may not feel as well, have more aches and pains, more allergy symptoms, and be more likely to get an infection. If you make a mistake on the high side worst that happens is that your bowels get a little loose. If you have read my posts on vitamin C on this blog, you will know exactly what to do.
With pharmaceuticals it is very different. If you are taking a prescription drug you should not discontinue it or change the dose on the basis of muscle testing without first consulting with a physician, preferably the prescribing physician. This is extremely important and we will discuss it further in the next post.