I've just connected the dots ... I have been a holistic nutritionist for 20 + years and then I studied NLP (neuro linguistic programming) for 3 and have put it into practice for about 9 years... AND this past weekend I was led to some information on Epstein Barr virus. Apparently about 95% of the population has it and there about 60 strains. There are many stages and it has been given many names.
Now that I know it's a big part of the cause of my own sudden health struggles (and goodness, I seem to be able to track some symptoms back to my childhood now), I am the one in control of how it affects me.
It's been a huge eye opener because in 2006 I started to have panic attacks that appeared to come out of no where but was going through huge stress. That was also when I had an abscess tooth and some gut pain.
Before I made the connection this past weekend, I knew my immune system was failing, liver, kidneys, spleen and other organs not working well. Then the bump showed up on my thyroid! Because of my life long study to being a health detective of sorts, I was able to see what was working, what was depleted and what foods were triggers. There is always a body-mind-spirit connection. Staying strong mentally and spiritually have been key too.
The info that I had been recommended about 6 times before I looked at it is the research and work by Anthony Williams. His book, that includes vital information on Epstein Barr, is called: Medical Medium. This appears to be about 30 years ahead of it's time. Apparently, our medical system can't test for the many kinds of Epstein Barr. The virus excretes a neurotoxin that causes inflammation and damage to surrounding cells.
The ah ha moment came for me when he said that pesticides and heavy metals that come from our food, vaccines, mercury fillings, store in our thyroid and that the Epstein Barr virus will attack the thyroid to feed itself, in the process it excretes a neurotoxin that can lead to mono, strep, hypo and hyper thyroid, menstrual pain, menopausal symptoms, Lyme, body aches and pains, ms, edema (swelling), ringing in ears, vertigo, migraines, depression, anxiety and the list goes on and on.
Anthony talks about how we can reduce the influence of the virus through foods (and slowly detoxing) and a few key supplements (like zinc) and live healthy and happy lives, and that in fact we want to keep some of the virus to have the antibodies so as to not catch another strain. I've posted a podcast below that literally woke me right up to a new level of self-health! It's worth looking a listen.
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*Books by Anthony William
Medical Medium Book
Life Changing Foods
Listen to the broadcast that gave me hope and changed the trajectory of my life!
Love Yourself Healing Smoothie
Springtime Soul Garden
What Does Self-Love Look Like? 3 Doorways
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From my own experience of healing, these past 4 months especially, and from my witnessing as a practitioner, I have come to know this as truth:
It comes not from the dwelling in what is wrong and worrying makes it all worse, it comes from allowing, forgiving and letting the love and the light in, like really in... Let the light into those dark, hidden places and be ok with what is seen. The shadow is not there to judge, it's there to teach.
It comes not from blame and resistance, it comes from knowing we are all doing our best, with the tools we have right now.
And then, it comes from asking. Asking for mercy on our soul, healing and forgiveness, asking for guidance and support. No one, earthly or divine, can help without us asking and being open to receive it.
Healing comes when we reclaim our sovereignty, our safety, our mind, our soul and asking our spirit to be with us in our physical body.
Healing comes when we reclaim our seat on Earth or our place on the wheel of life, and know it as home.
Earth gives us life. Our bodies are designed to heal. Anything else is a lie and an illusion.
Life on Earth is a blessing and part of our soul's journey.
By honouring the love in and for myself, I honour my love for all. Since a life breakdown in 2006-2009 I came to realize that it's not possible to give to others from an empty love tank. It can work for a little while until one is completely drained and then may really need to lean on others for help and support. Sometimes, people are too proud- letting their ego get in the way- and won't ask for that help or think that health and happiness come without doing the personal development work. Or they keep themselves distracted all of the time and don't make time to be in quiet solitude, reflect inward and trust their heart. Too often, we see those people really suffer. These past few months felt like a fall from Grace for me. I got stuck in my ego big time. So I am coming full circle back to this place again...
I see 3 Doorways: Honesty, Love & Faith. We all have different perspectives but for me- I have known and seen this work well...
1. Be Honest & Trust - with our self first and foremost and then with others. Then we can easily expect others to be honest and trust us (if we try and expect others to trust us but we have been dishonest with ourself- it's not likely going to work - trust me, I have tried)
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2. Love - find ways to love ourselves- and fill up the personal love bucket first. From this place it will be easy to give love to others and one can expect to be loved by others (if we try to love others first or expect others to love us but we have been hating on ourself- it's not likely going to work and can lead to more ego based actions / feelings etc. which cause even more self hate)
3. Faith - however faith looks - from this place of self honesty and self love and now trust and love with others, begin to have faith (or deepen your spiritual practice) whether it's creative inspiration, intuition or communion with God, Creator, Spirit or Universal Love - the faith connection comes when we are in the frequencies and consciousness of honesty and love first. The more we are in this consciousness, the clearer our frequencies are and the more faith-full connections can happen.
Some people begin with faith and that is beautiful and can be done- but I have often seen those people still being dishonest and still giving love from a self-hate place. Give this a go- try it on. Who knows what could happen. Start with honesty...
I know that I was giving from an empty tank and my body shut down on me. I was being dishonest with myself and trying to convince myself I was fine. I then had no choice but to give myself as much love as I possibly could and can see clearly now, that this is a daily practise.
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It's much simpler than people might think. For me it's eating more fruits and vegetables and smoothies, meditation (learning this on my own - but it's as simple as slowing right down- take a big breath in and scan the body for tension and consciously relax those parts- then close eyes and focus on breath- when the mind wanders- gently notice it and come back to the breath) and do this at least twice a day (10 to 15 minutes), yoga (at home - I first learned yoga from a book from the library and now use YouTube - check out Yoga With Adriene), reading books with a cup of tea or in the park, self massage (look up the Miracle Ball Method- this is a daily thing for me now) and getting outside as much as possible. Nature is a healer. It took me a few months to get to this daily practise but I trust it can be done. Some days it doesn't happen and I simply forgive myself and sneak a little stretching and a quick meditation before falling to sleep. It makes a difference and then I know- i've poured some love into my being for the day.
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