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What Is Disease? A State of Evolution in Reverse

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

Disease is a state of separation from one’s nature. In scientific terms, it is a state of evolution in reverse. Our ancestors were fermenting microbes. Nature evolved an oxygen-governed high-efficiency system of cellular energetics. At an energetic level, disease being evolution in reverse means that human cells are metabolically degraded to a fermenting mode, usually starting in the bowel. Less commonly, disease begins with fermentation in the brain that reveals itself as persistent disappointments, anger, even rage.

Who is most vulnerable to disease? My answer: children. This answer might surprise many. We know children grow up fast. They heal their wounds much faster than older people. They fight infections better. Their organs are more plastic and capable of responding to environmental changes better than those of the adults. They have higher levels of growth hormone and other hormonal systems that promote healing.

So why should they be vulnerable to disease more than older people. My answer: their healing abilities are being compromised more and more before they are born. Continuing and often serious metabolic and energetic abnormalities in the womb (see Toxic Womb State for more info) weaken their developmental and disease-fighting systems. Sadly, with increasing frequency, expecting mothers have one or more of the following:

* Nighttime low blood sugar (nocturnal hypoglycemia)

* Nighttime excess insulin (insulin toxicityt continued from daytime)

* Nighttime excess adrenaline (nocturnal hyperadrenergic state)

* Nighttime excess cortisol and related adrenal steroids (noctural adrenal overactivity)

* Nighttime low melatonin (nocturnal hypomelatoninemia)

* Nighttime neurotransmitter roller coaster

* Nighttime anxiety (continued from daytime stress)

What Can be Done?

While the society in general makes it difficult for people to counter many such influences, expecting parents make a huge difference. The mission of Childrens Health Corps (http://www.kids123.org) is to offer authentic health information untainted by corporate deceptions and idealogical distortions. Please go to my 1200-video You Tube encyclopedia for free, easy-to-reach, and simple-to-understand information. To search, Google “Majid Ali” and the subject of interest.

Shapes of Love

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

Love arrives with many faces and in different shapes. Some faces are well masked. Some shapes morph freely.

On April 26, 2014. Earlier I some images of purple balloons floated on a Connecticut beach by seniors of a local high school. They were remembering one of their class fellows: Maren. She was slashed to death by a knife at the hands of a student who wanted her as her school prom companion.
 

I cannot plumb the grief of Maren’s family at the news of her murder. Was that horror a matter of biology or an issue of psychology? Did Maren’s mom process this information at some lofty mental level? Or was her agony profoundly organic? A dark, dark face of profound maternal bonding?

I do not have access to information about Maren’s murderer. What might have enraged one of Maren’s class fellows so as to drive him to her murder? What substances might have been flowing through his blood at that time? Was that a matter of biology or psychology?

A return to my questions in the beginning of this article: A young woman takes a look at her first newborn and experiences intense bonding. Is that a matter of biology or an issue of psychology? Does this bonding arise from months of shared biology or created by some elements of psychology? I am content letting the reader decide how does love fit into the theme of this series

Guru’s Love for the Disciples

History of “gurudoms,” has a harsh indictment for love of gurus for their disciples. It is never uncoditional love, not for too many years anyway. In the end it always degenerates into control of the followers by the guru. The most horrendous episodes of cruelty, torture, and crimes nearly always started with a man—woman rarely could match the evil of men in this field—who successfully cast themselves in the roles of gurus and saviors. Who do I allude to here? What biologic-pathologic conditions were they victims of? I leave these questions to the reader’s mind.

Practitioners’ Love for Patients Is Uneven Love

By “uneven love,” I do not mean uncoditional love. Clearly, some funds will be transfered from the patient to the practitioner, and that is the condition of that love.

Politicians’ Love for Voters

Whose love has been more dangerous in the history – gurus’ love for disciples or politician’s love for voters? Of course, the answer depends upon the readers’ choice of politicians and gurus, in the past or the present.

A Candle’s Love for Anxiety

Have you ever loved a candle? Have you ever experienced the love of a candle? How can you love a candle if you have never tried it? Have can you experience the love of a candle if you have never tried it? Please do not ask me to explain. This is one of the things that cannot be explained. It can only be done, known, and understood.

A Stone Solves the Anxiety problem

Have you ever asked a stone to solve the anxiety problem? Have you ever experienced the love of a stone? How can you love a stone if you have never tried it? Have can you experience the love of a stone if you have never tried it? What stone do I speak about? Where do you find such a stone? Next time you are in a field or a park, or simply walking anywhere, please pick up a stone, take it home, wash it if necessary, and put it where it can keep an eye at you.

 

Anxiety Is a Matter of Biology, Not of Psychology – From Desires to Demands to Demons

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

Anxiety begins as a desire for something without knowing what is desired. It usually starts in early life. Not understanding what is desired creates a negative sense. A child bullied at home or school senses that something is not quite right but often is unable to describe what the negative sense might be. Simple stated, anxiety at this level is separation from self. To cite one specific example, for an Asperger’s child, this separation would be lack of structure in life.

Anxiety deepens as episodes of separation from self recur with increasing frequency or takes different shapes. Deepening anxiety then unmasks itself by its physical attributes, such as undue tiredness, rapid heart rate, cold hands, irritability, sleep difficulties, visible and unexplained sadness, and others. Coexisting issues of sugar and antibiotic abuse, undetected and untreated food and mold allergy, and issues of gut fermentation add to the biologic burdens. I consider this state of being as increased but unrecognized evolutionary demands on various body organs.

From desires to demands. It is a condition in which 50 billion or so cells in the brain hold as hostage 50 trillion or so cells in the rest of the body. The more body cells cry out for escape, the tighter the clutch of the brain cells. The “Head-cells” thrive on recycling past misery. When that is not enough they precycle feared future misery. The “Body-cells” desire to be free—breathe their own air, so to speak—but do not quite know what they desire or where the escape hatches might be.

Evolutionary Demons

More time brings more recycling of past misery and precycling of feared future misery. There are more episodes of desiring what remains unrecognized. The cells find it hard to breathe their own air. The overdriven adrenal and thyroid glands struggle to cope with incremental demands from the pituitary and hypothalamus. Cellular abuse spreads throughout the body. Driven to despair by evolutionary demons, some people are rushed to hospitals where they are given the diagnostic label of panic attack.

Evolution is a hard taskmaster. It has its own order of energy economy of the body. It is morality-neutral and is intolerant of silly notions of clever-thinking to salvage exhausted and and msickened cells. Evolutionary demons once unleashed follow their own destructive impulses.

A Tale of Two Twins

I tell the tale of two seven-year-old twins to illustrate how desires progress to demands and later demands morph into demons in the development of deeply entrenched anxiety. One sister is a perceptive, sensitive, and considerate. The other is brash and devil-may-care type. Both see parental discord but are affected differently. The first twin senses the desire for calm at home but quite does not know what she can do about it. The second is oblivious to the home situation. At school, the twins also react differently when a teacher is impatient with a challenged in the classroom or when some older child bully younger ones. The things-being-not-quite- right senses of the first twin deepen. The second twin simply shrugs at such things.

Both twins have mold and food allergy. They suffer frequent colds and are given antibiotics. The first twin begins to suffer headache. The second does not. At the onset of menses, both twins develop abdominal cramps with periods. Only the first twin becomes moody and undue cold sensitivity. Her mother wonders whether she should take her to a therapist.

Two years later, the second twin notices dryness of facial skin followed by acne lesions. She gets upset and becomes rude at home and at school. She receives antibiotics which initially reduce facial inflammation. She became angry when her wight increased, and angrier with each additional pound. Months later she freaked out when hair appeared on her face, then on her breast and thighs. He pediatrian diagnosed polycystic overy syndrome and prescribed metformin, a diabetes drug. She did not order tests for blood neither for insulin nor for testosterone. Her menstruation becomes irregular and she has episodes of heart palpitations. Her rudeness at home and school tuns into shouting obscenities at minor provocations. Her parents consider sending her to psychiatrists to control her temper tantrums.

During the following fifteen years later, both twins were extensively psychoanalyzed, given prolonged behavior modification therapy, were taking anti-anxiety and sleep drugs. The second twin was on antidepressants. Both were seeking in-vitro fertilization. They had no time for spiritual healing.

None of their many specialists found it necessary to test either for impaired mitochondrial ATP generation, abnormal insulin signaling, adrenal dysfunction, blocked liver detox pathways, and functional nutritional deficiencies. They never studied fermentation in the gut and so did not have any reason to test for that either. Neither received any oxygen therapies.

Their anxiety demons were in full swing for both.

Anxiety Demons Are Demons of Addiction

Cocaine addicts are not interested in taking about cigarette addiction, nor or alcohol addicts interested in Benzo addiction (Benzo drugs include Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin, and related drugs in thee benzodiazepam family). It is the same way with anxiety addiction.

Anxiety demons keep the person in the clutches of recycling and precycling what causes them anxiety. In another article in my anxiety library of articles, I explain why I strongly urge paeople with addictions to attend Al Anon meetings (Google for Al Anon groups in your area).

The faces of global  hunger, anger, injustice, corruption, and cruelty are far too intertwined to allow simple-minded rating of what is more important and what is less so. I devote my poetry book entitled “Drone Democracy”  and “What Do Lions Know About Stress” (both available at http://www.aliacademy.org) to a humanistic study of these problems.

What Is Spirituality?

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

The longer I work with my patients, the more aware I become of the fundamentality of the spiritual in health and disease. Here is just one observation concerning the phenomena I refer to: An open heart does not close its arteries, and a closed heart cannot keep its arteries open. I anticipate snickering from some cardiologist who might read this. But I write only what my truest teachers (my patients) teach me.

How does one define the spiritual? In my book The Canary and Chronic Fatigue (1994) I could not resist walking that definitional tightrope with the following words:

The spiritual to the early Man was unknowable. The spiritual is being outside the capacity of our bodily senses and the reach of the mind. Spirituality lies outside the needs of the body or the demands of the mind. Good teachers of spirituality may take us to the limits of our bodily and mental experiences—to the gates of spirituality—but they cannot lead us into it. No one can show anyone else what is the spiritual, no one can make anyone else spiritual. This is what the early Man must have known—through some spiritual journey—when he conceived the mind-body-spirit dimensions.

In 2003, in Integrative Cardiology, the fourth volume of The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine, I made a second feeble attempt to put my notion of the spiritual in words as quoted below:

“My working definition of the spiritual, which I have used for several years, is this: It is a state of surrender to the larger unknowable Presence that one recognizes only by the way one changes through the light and love of that Presence.”

One Can Know Only As Much Divinity As Exists Within One’s Self

One sees that vividly only when in throes of pain and suffering. We physicians, by and large, insist on the ‘hard’ evidence of blinded studies. We are uncomfortable with notions of healing with spirituality and one’s own divinity. I once read somewhere that it is better to keep quiet and be considered a fool than to speak out and prove that. That has never kept me from speaking out about my personal quarrel with the mysteries of healing. I seldom have had difficulty seeing the fool in me. But the fools do have wonderful insights sometimes. So I persist.

 

A Prayer

Lord,

Today may I be in your Presence for a few moments.

Today I demand nothing.

Today I Protest Nothing.

Today may I simply be in your Presence for a few moments.

        Taken from my book The Canary and Chronic Fatigue (1994)

 

Ambulance Lessons Not Learned Who Promotes Ambulance Trips? – Who Prevent Them? Who Promotes Them?

 

                                    Majid Ali, M.D.

Who can prevent ambulance trips? Who can prevent them? In my case the answer to both questions is the same: Me.

To focus on the week before an ambulance trip awakens one’s “Healer-in-the Mirror.” To focus on the week after an ambulance trip further enriches our disease maintenance system (the “System”). To focus on the week before an ambulance trip awakens one’s “Healer-in-the Mirror.” People who were rushed to a hospital in an ambulance for imagined or real heart attacks, strokes, or organ perforations need to know the real meanings of these statements. In reality they seldom do so.

Every time someone consults me after suffering a heart attack or stroke, I am interested in events during the week before he was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance. Without exception, the patient is even more interested in relating in great detail all the events that occurred during the week after the ambulance ride. I focus on events before the ambulance ride because that is where I can serve the patient best to prevent the need for similar rides in the future. Why is the patient obsessed with events before the ride?

It is only natural for the individual in a screaming ambulance to recycle endlessly the events of their frightened, sometimes tormented, rides in their mind. They thrive on relating those events to anyone willing or able to listen. But such renderings do nothing to set free their constricted blood vessels and nourish their oxygen-starved cells. Rather the trips recycled their images and incarcerated their body organs under duress deeper into fear and helplessness. Many such trips increase the probability of repeat ambulance trips. Every ambulance trip adds to the System’s riches and impoverishes the rider. Each trip adds to the cumulative shift of power in favor of the System. The System, of course, knows this well.

What Does Tycho’s Story Say About Ambulance Trips?

Tycho has much to say on the subject of ambulance trips and shifts in power balance. Who is Tycho? I anticipate the question. Please Google the following three words: Tycho, Ali, and Breathing. You will like Tycho and his message.

What More Do I Have to Say About Ambulance Trips?

Humans are energy beings. Every cell in every body organ is an energy being. Cellular health is a matter of how cells generate clean energy and how they use that energy efficiently and to good purpose. So begins the language of what I call healing literacy. This is the language people need to learn concerning the week before ambulance trips.

The System does not profit from healing literacy. It profits from—and therefore is utterly committed to—other types of literacies, especially from disease-literacy, drug-literacy, device-literacy, and procedure-literacy. Ambulance trips and weeks following them fan the fear and frustrations of weeks and months following such trips. Some years ago, I introduced the terms healing-literacy, disease-literacy, drug-literacy, device-literacy, and procedure-literacy to draw attention to this crucial issue in all considerations of health and healing.

Who Promotes Ambulance Trips? Who Can Prevent Them?

I ask the reader to reflect on the questions and then see if their answers are different from my answers given above. Who can prevent repeat ambulance trips? Of course, it is you. Who else? Where do you begin? With your mirror. How do you proceed? Read below.

How Does One Find the Healer-in-the-Mirror?

The first step, of course, is to find the courage to look into the mirror. The second step is become healing-literate. This cannot be done with disease-literacy, nor with drug-literacy, nor with device-literacy. I have devoted more than four decades to a serious study of the subject of literacy in healing traditions. For individuals interested in healing literacy to avoid or minimize ambulance trips, I suggest beginning with a study of the following three free courses on http://www.drali1.org.

1. Spiritual Healing Course
2. Fermentation Course
3. Oxygen Course

Who Can Prevent Repeat Ambulance Trips?

I return to the question in the subtitle of this article. Who can prevent repeat ambulance trips? Of course, it is you. Who else? Where do you begin? With your mirror. How do you proceed? Take my free Spiritual Healing Course at http://www.drali1.org.

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