EP 74: German New Medicine: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection for Optimal Health with Dr. Melissa Sell

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EP 74: German New Medicine: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection for Optimal Health with Dr. Melissa Sell

Trauma is an interesting teacher. How we respond to it can impact us in ways we never imagined. Looking back on my life and recalling the times I struggled the most with my health, an interesting pattern emerges: It was often rooted in fear of the unknown, feeling attacked, or feeling victimized. I came to learn that our bodies are highly adaptable – life situations can help us break down what is happening biologically and emotionally. I also learned that there is power in the words we use and in the ways we describe our health. Proverbs 18:21 confirms the psychosomatic implications for health and disease:

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 18:21

We know that trauma can impact us physically and create disease states. I’ve seen this in my own family and in the people I serve. Yet too often we walk around in a fog without the ability to make these connections.

On today’s show, I’m talking with Dr. Melissa Sell, a chiropractor and awareness coach who teaches from the German New Medicine healing paradigm. She helps people understand their symptoms, guides them in developing self-awareness and body trust, and teaches inner shifts for creating a deep sense of peace and well-being. 

In this episode, Dr. Sell explains how the “five biological laws” of German New Medicine can help us understand the connection between certain conflicts and physical health. She shares a case study of a woman with psoriasis, as well as her own personal struggles with acne, and how understanding the root causes led to their resolution and healing in both cases. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The importance of developing self-awareness and body trust.
  • How trauma impacts us physically and creates disease states.
  • The root causes of our symptoms and the connection between our emotions and physical health.
  • The psyche-brain-organ connection, and how the body activates a biological program specific to that situation.
  • Temporary inflammation as a sign of healing and repairing
  • How chronic conflicts activate a cycle of chronic inflammation.

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Within the below transcript, the bolded text is Samantha Gilbert, and the regular text is Melissa Sell.


German New Medicine: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

If you’ve been listening to my show, you know I’m often very frustrated with the medical cartel complex, where the answer to what ails a person is to just take an antidepressant if you’re depressed or have your gallbladder or uterus removed if you have gallstones or fibroids. We know this isn’t healing; these measures don’t tell us why there is an imbalance to begin with.

First of all, what is German New Medicine, and what led you to become a teacher of this practice?

It’s an amazing map for understanding why our organs seem to malfunction in this modern society. As you said, something’s wrong here. A patient may have a fibroid, tissues are changing, there’s a lump or a bump. The current system simply covers up the symptoms.

In 2017, Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer’s work caught my attention. I knew there was something missing from my work as a chiropractor focused on traditional holistic nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle, and Dr. Hamer’s work provided that missing link.

His work is known as German New Medicine (Germanische Heilkunde), also known as Germanic Healing Knowledge, which consists of 5 biological laws that Hamer discovered in the wake of a tragedy in his family. In 1981, his 17-year-old son was tragically shot, survived for a few months, and then died in his arms. A few months later, Dr. Hamer himself was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He intuitively knew that there was a connection between his son’s death and his cancer, and went on to research it in a way that nobody else had before.

He started to recognize patterns among the cancer patients that he was interviewing, and found that not only did the patient have a traumatic experience—something that scared them or caused them to lose someone they loved—but there was a specific pattern to the adaptations and the type of cancer that developed.

The current system simply covers up the symptoms.

For example, every man with testicular cancer had specifically experienced a loss conflict, where someone they loved had died suddenly in a tragic way. Whereas for lung cancer, it was a death fright, where someone was scared to death and thought they were going to die.

Dr. Hamer went on to map out all of the tissues of the body and found that what we thought was disease or an error in the body is actually an intentional, meaningful, biological adaptation to that shock. The body has emergency survival programs that cause extra tissue to grow, or cause a duct to become wider in reaction to these shocking events. Once the shock is over, the body sets itself back to normal homeostasis, which is typically when we experience sickness. Therefore, the symptoms we experience are actually an intentional healing adaptation program that is built into our bodies.

I’m curious about Dr. Hamer. Was he a medical doctor before he made these discoveries and connections?

Yes, he was a licensed medical doctor and one of the youngest graduates of medical school. He even made several medical patents, including a scalpel known as the Hummer scalpel. His vision was to provide medical care at no cost, and he was able to do so with the support of his patents. Unfortunately, his discoveries were highly controversial, and universities refused to acknowledge his thesis. Eventually, he had his medical license taken away because he refused to deny his findings.

You previously mentioned struggling with acne and feeling a sense of conflict or attack related to it. Would you mind sharing your personal experiences with this?

Yes. I struggled with acne for years, starting as a teenager. My mom attributed it to genetics, saying “Well, your dad had it.”

I thought there was nothing I could do about it. I believed it was caused by bacteria, based on the Neutrogena commercials. So I thought, “Okay, if I just kill all the bacteria from my skin, I won’t have acne.” 

And so I would douse my face with rubbing alcohol and all of the proactive, all the different treatments, and I’d still have acne. That was a dead end.

Then I found nutritional changes. I thought, “Oh, it’s dairy, it’s food that’s causing the acne.”

So I tried cutting out different foods, but the acne persisted.

German New Medicine: Feeling dirtied or soiled is a conflict that can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Then I thought, “Oh, it’s gut health. I just need more probiotics. I just need sauerkraut.”

But even with the probiotics and sauerkraut, I’d still have acne breakouts.

Into my late twenties and thirties, I thought I was just destined to have acne until I discovered this work. Acne is caused by a specific conflict shock experience, such as feeling attacked or dirty. I believed certain foods, like bad oils, caused breakouts, but it was my belief that these foods were “dirty” that caused the breakout. For example, if my dog would lick my face or dirty dishwater splashes on my face while doing dishes, I would have a zit in that exact spot. Even if I would simply pluck an eyebrow hair, a pimple would appear right there. Once you see this pattern for yourself, you can understand how it operates.

The Five Biological Laws

Now, let’s discuss the five biological laws of German New Medicine

First Law: The Psyche-Brain-Organ Connection

The first biological law is the psyche-brain-organ connection. Your system is wired for alertness, always scanning your environment for potential dangers, such as changes in temperature, sounds, and events. When a shock occurs, your nervous system picks it up, and your brain registers it, even before you can articulate what’s going on. Your body adapts in perfect harmony to the situation at hand, using different organ systems depending on your unique perception of the scenario.

The psyche isn’t just your conscious mind, but your whole sensory detection apparatus. It picks up danger, activating a biological program specific to that situation. Dr. Hamer discovered that he could read these impacts on a CT brain scan, identifying the specific area of the brain affected and the disease process activated. The brain then activates the biological program, which leads to tissue adaptation, such as growth, loss, or functional loss.

Which biological program is activated depends on how we perceive our environment.

German New Medicine: CT brain scans identify the areas of the brain affected and disease process activated.

Second Law: The Law of Two Phases

It is critical to understand inflammation because we are often taught that it is bad and must be quelled as much as possible with antibiotics, vaccines, and other treatments. However, inflammation indicates that the body is healing and repairing. Why does stress and panic make it worse?

That actually leads us to the second biological law, which is the law of two phases. When something happens that catches us off guard, that’s the conflict. It’s a moment in time where we weren’t prepared, we didn’t anticipate this happening, and all of a sudden we felt isolated and all alone. So our body activated a program.

During the active conflict, this is the cold phase. The body is actively adapting its tissue to help us survive. Our blood vessels constrict, our heart rate goes up, and our mind is preoccupied thinking about this conflict. The tissue is adapting, and the adaptation either takes the form of cell growth— extra tissue—or functional loss. Something is taking place on the organ level, and the body is changing, adapting, and morphing its tissues in order to help us survive the situation.

Once the conflict is resolved, you breathe a sigh of relief, and the body shifts into the warm phase. This is the healing phase. The body has to repair whatever adaptation happened during the conflict phase. If there was cellular growth, like building extra gland tissue in order to produce more digestive juices to absorb a morsel, those cells are disposable and now need to be decomposed. The body decomposes them using bacteria and fungus within the body to decompose those tissues.

All healing takes place in a fluid environment. When there is inflammation, the area of the body affected becomes warm and swollen, we need a perfect environment in order for those bacterial helpers to do their job. When we experience inflammation, that part of our body is in repair mode, like a little construction site. There is fluid, heat, and activity as the body rebuilds itself or decomposes something that doesn’t need to be there anymore. Inflammation indicates that the body is healing, repairing, and moving towards homeostasis.

The problem arises when inflammation becomes chronic. Chronic conflicts can reactivate adaptation phases—this is called a track—creating a cycle of conflict-healing-conflict-healing that causes chronic inflammation.

When a conflict occurs, the body takes a snapshot of everything in the environment, including food, smells, places, and people. These things get programmed into the nervous system. When we encounter them again, the body automatically reactivates the biological program. This reactivation can seem like chronic inflammation because the body is healing and reactivating a track. If a person is dealing with a chronic inflammation condition, it is because they are unconsciously reactivating the tracks that put them back into conflict and then back into healing.

The law of two phases also refers to the normal day-night rhythm of the body. During the day, the body is in a sympathetic mode, while at night, it shifts into a parasympathetic mode. When a shock occurs, the body shifts into a heightened sympathetic mode.

You may notice that your hands and feet are cold, your appetite is down, and you’re losing weight. You wake up at 2, 3, or 4 AM with something on your mind, and your body wakes you up so that you can resolve this conflict. However, the body isn’t designed to be in these conflicts for extended periods of time. In nature, when an animal encounters an obstacle or a predator, there is a quick process of either getting away and surviving or not making it and playing dead. Our brains, on the other hand, have the capacity to ruminate on conflict and bring it up again and again. The body can’t adapt to being in conflict for long periods of time. If you’re in a conflict that’s just not ending, you become depleted, you might lose weight. The body can only be in that state for so long before it can no longer function. This is the conflict phase.

Then, when we move into healing and resolution, the body shifts into the repair phase. This is usually when we feel sick. We’re fatigued because if we were in high-activity mode for a long period of time, now we have to go into high rest mode. You might feel inflammation, which indicates swelling on the organ and brain level. During this first phase of healing, the tissue is being repaired. If we lost tissue, we have to build it up. If we built up tissue, we have to break it down. Once you get to the point of maximum swelling, there is a surge of sympathetic activity to squeeze the edema out of the brain so that we can get back to our normal balance. This is called the “epicrisis,” the healing crisis, or the epileptoid crisis. You might experience a sneezing fit, coughing fit, seizure, heart attack, or stroke during this big surge of sympathetic push. This is when the edema is pushed out. Then, you move into the second phase of healing, during which there is continued scarification and healing until you eventually get back to the normal rhythm.

Understanding this law is profound. It helps you to identify where you are in your healing process. Sometimes, you may have multiple conflicts at the same time, making it tricky to figure out where you are. Most people live in fear of what their bodies are doing. But once you learn the map and start paying attention, you can navigate with confidence. The beauty of this map is that you no longer have to fear your body or its functions.

Most people live in fear of what their bodies are doing. But once you learn the map and start paying attention, you can navigate with confidence.

This is so key because we’ve been living in fear for a long time. This fear has only been heightened over the past two or three years. So understanding your body on a deeper level and what it goes through during the healing process is amazing. The human body is amazing, and it makes so much sense how we were constructed.

Third Law: Understanding the Function of Different Tissues

The third biological law involves understanding what tissue does what. Our bodies are made up of different tissues, and each tissue is controlled by a different part of the brain. When two cells come together and start forming an embryo, there is differentiation within the different tissue types. There are three different layers—the oldest layer, which is the endoderm, the middle layer called the mesoderm, and the outer layer called the ectoderm. Each of those tissue layers is controlled from a different portion of the brain. We have the old brain, the brain stem, and the middle brain, also called the cerebral medulla. The new brain is the cerebral cortex. This is part of that mapping of understanding what body part we are dealing with. For example, if we have a cold sore, it’s on the outer skin.

The outer skin is controlled by the cerebral cortex. During the active conflict, there is a loss of tissue cells. During the healing phase, we rebuild those cells. That’s how we start to navigate and understand what a cold sore means – we lost tissue cells, and this was a separation conflict. I remember back when I was in high school, everyone was afraid of catching a cold sore or getting oral herpes. If you drank from someone’s drink and thought, “Oh gosh, that wasn’t my drink,” you had a little shock moment of, “Oh, that shouldn’t have touched my mouth. That was dangerous to touch my mouth.”

When you have this separation of wishing you didn’t have something touch your mouth, the body goes through this adaptation process of losing tissue cells.

And then, once you resolve the conflict, the body rebuilds those tissue cells, and that’s what a cold sore is. When I have a pimple, it means I feel attacked or soiled. A pimple comes from the dermis, which is the deeper layer of skin. This is different from a cold sore. During the active conflict phase, we build up extra tissue cells—a little defense shield to protect you from the thing that’s attacking you or causing you to feel soiled. Then, during the healing phase, those cells are broken down. The pus is the body breaking down those extra tissue cells during the healing phase.

Now we also have the old brain tissues. An example of this would be the tonsils. The tonsils play a role in breaking down morsels, which can be anything we need to swallow, like food. When children have chronic tonsil growth or inflammation, it’s because they’re not getting something they want to eat or they need to spit out. The body builds up additional tonsil growth to produce more saliva so that we can better take in or spit out the morsel.

German New Medicine: The layers of the brain map onto other layers and tissues in the body. Understanding this map can help you make peace with unresolved conflict.

Often, children have their tonsils removed. Why would a child have chronic tonsil growth? Tonsil inflammation? It’s because there’s something that they want to eat that they’re not getting or something they want to spit out. The body builds up additional tonsil growth so that we can produce more salivary juices so that we can better take in the morsel or spit out the morsel. We have growth of extra tissue during the conflict phase followed by decomposition.

So if there are ever white spots on the tonsils, and you have bad breath, that’s because the body is in the healing phase, and the bacteria are breaking down the tissue that’s no longer needed. Once again, when we keep reactivating this conflict: we have cell growth and breakdown, growth and breakdown until it gets to the point where the medical professional says, “Oh, we should probably just remove these. There’s something wrong with them.”

However, there is nothing wrong with them. They are adapting perfectly to the child’s experience. This is the map of understanding: which tissue is affected, how it behaves, and what it does when it is in conflict.

As a chiropractor, one area of the body that particularly interests me is the connective tissue. This tissue is controlled by the new mesoderm of the brain. During this conflict, there is a loss of this tissue.

When you experience self-devaluation, feeling bad about yourself, feeling guilty as a mother or partner, or feeling inadequate in any way, your connective tissues begin to erode. During the active conflict, you lose tissue. Then, during the healing and restoration phase, the tissue is restored and becomes stronger, bigger, and better once the conflict is resolved. However, during this phase, there is pain. This is when you feel joint pain, swelling, and body aches. It’s common to think that something is wrong with your body during this time and seek medical attention. It’s important to recognize that this pain is a natural part of the healing process.

When you understand the map, the phases, and the third biological law, you will see, “Oh, this is connective tissue.” And then you have to think back, how was I devaluing myself? 

For example, when I skip a few workouts and feel weak or out of shape, I finally do a workout which results in pain in my wrist or elbow. This is the healing phase of physical performance self-devaluation. When I feel out of shape, I am devaluing my body, and that causes me to lose tissue cells. Most people might think they worked out incorrectly or that they are just out of shape and that’s why this pain is here. But what’s actually happened is that once I did the workout, I resolved the feeling of being out of shape.

When my body repairs tissue cells, it can cause inflammation, pain, and discomfort in my wrist or joints. This occurs because I have resolved the conflict, not simply because I worked out. This is usually only on one side for me, not both sides.

It’s important to note that handedness plays a role in this. When we have our first cell division as an embryo, that determines our handedness, or whether we are right-dominant or left-dominant. It’s not necessarily the hand you write with that determines this, as some people have been trained away from being left-handed.

When you clap or applaud at a theater, the hand on top, or leading the clap, is your dominant hand. This hand is associated with a partner, such as your father, friend, sibling, romantic partner, husband, or wife. Your non-dominant hand is associated with your mother or child. For a right-dominant person, chronic left-sided problems may indicate issues with their mother or child. Symptoms may manifest on the non-dominant side.

We can also relate it to both the partner and the mother-child relationship. There are different variations of how this can manifest for you. However, this is just another way of navigating through the question of, “Why does the baby’s rash only show up on the left cheek?” 

The answer may be that they feel separated from their mother and they must be right-dominant. This is all about detective work, paying attention to subtle nuances of experience where the symptom is present.

I appreciate your point about devaluing oneself with regard to exercise. In the past, I had struggled with disordered eating, depression, and anxiety for many years, and I know that feeling of self-devaluation all too well. The impact it can have on us, especially on a spiritual level, is profound, particularly for women. Of course, it can be a challenge for men as well, and I don’t want to leave them out of the conversation. It’s fascinating to explore how increasing our awareness and being more conscious of our experiences can lead to great healing.

The Fourth Law: The Antigenic System of Microbes

The fourth law is the antigenic system of microbes. As we mentioned earlier, the microbes in our bodies serve a purpose and are not invaders or problems. They are symbiotic helpers that live in our tissues. When they become active, it’s because they’re needed for repair work during the healing phase. Certain bacteria serve specific functions during this time.

For example, the tubercular bacteria support the oldest tissue, the glandular tissue. Although tuberculosis is commonly thought of as an infection, it’s actually related to the death fright conflict. After World War I, there were outbreaks of tuberculosis because many people experienced death fright on behalf of their loved ones. When you’re in death fright, the alveoli cells of the lung (which are an old brain tissue) build up extra tissue so that you can absorb more oxygen with each breath. Once the conflict is resolved, the tubercular bacteria in your lungs become dormant. Medical texts refer to this as latent tuberculosis, which is present in the body but not causing an infection. The bacteria are waiting for the call to become active again, which occurs when the death fright conflict is resolved.

The body starts to decompose, saying, “Now I don’t need these extra tissue cells in my lung anymore.”

That’s when you get feverish. You become fatigued and start coughing. You may cough up blood due to the tiny capillaries that get broken during the decomposition phase. However, this is exactly what’s supposed to happen biologically. Out of context, it can be scary to experience coughing up blood, making it understandable why we’ve made misconceptions and why conventional medicine aims to eradicate tuberculosis.

However, killing the bacteria simply kills the bacteria. If we don’t have the appropriate bacteria available, the tissue cells will encapsulate, leading to the presence of encapsulated tumors in the body that weren’t broken down. Our tissue bacteria helps break down tissue and build it up. For example, the staph bacteria in bone isn’t bad; it helps rebuild tissue after it’s broken down. This understanding means that microbial helpers in the body serve a purpose in the ectodermal group, including viruses.

German New Medicine: Microbes in the body serve a purpose and are not necessarily invaders.

There’s controversy surrounding viruses—it’s assumed that they’re proven when they aren’t. When examining the papers that allegedly prove the isolation of a virus, one can see that it’s smoke and mirrors and not legitimate science. No one has ever isolated a virus and been able to demonstrate that it can infect another person. This has never been proven despite this being commonly assumed. The so-called viruses are merely evidence of adaptation. When the body undergoes an adaptive process, the tissue appears under a microscope to be a virus, but it is not a virus.

The Fifth Law: Nothing in Nature is Malignant

The fifth biological law is a beautiful big picture that nothing in nature is malignant or evil. Everything in nature has a purpose for the survival of the species. There isn’t evil or malignancy or anything scary or bad. There aren’t bad bacteria or diseases. It’s all the body functioning in a way that makes sense biologically.

Nothing in nature is malignant.

Thank you for walking us through all five of those laws. “Nothing in nature is malignant” is a beautiful concept. Many practitioners, including myself, knew from a young age that something was wrong with the medical concept of disease.

I think that’s really ramped up because we know that these procedures, medications, vaccines, etc. make these companies a lot of money.

Psoriasis: A Case Study in Resolving Layered Conflict with German New Medicine

You’ve shared several of them thus far, but are there any specific case studies you’d be open to sharing with us about different conflicts?

One case that I love to share is about a woman who was dealing with really bad psoriasis. It’s a very uncomfortable condition. We have to look at what was going on in her life when the symptom first began. What was happening? What was she going through? When her psoriasis flared up badly, she had gone through a divorce. What are we dealing with? We’re dealing with the outer skin. The conflict theme is separation. Who was she wanting to separate from or feeling separated from? With the divorce, she wanted to separate from her previous partner. By getting divorced, she did. But she also had to share custody of her child after the divorce. We had to figure out what was causing the psoriasis to be reactivated for her.

Psoriasis is a layered conflict. There is conflict that is resolved and conflict that is still active. Some tissue erodes while other tissue rebuilds, layering conflicts on top of each other. Her conflict was reactivated every time the child had to visit the ex-partner, communicate with them, or attend family therapy, court dates, etc. Her reaction to these events was what caused the conflict to resurface. Every time the child left, it was as if they were ripping off the scab. However, when the child was with her, everything was safe and okay. Her concern was that the child would be emotionally traumatized while with the ex-partner.

By bringing this awareness into her consciousness, she was able to completely resolve the conflict. She understood that her feelings of separation were causing this tissue condition to be activated, and she had to change in order to resolve the conflict.

When it comes to resolving a conflict, people often wonder, “How do I resolve this conflict?” We naturally encounter conflicts in our lives, and our minds try to help us solve these problems. When a conflict persists, it’s important to find a different perspective. In the case of the woman mentioned, she couldn’t simply stop sending her child with her ex-partner because it was not legal. Although that would have resolved her conflict, it wasn’t an option for her. Instead, she had to change her perspective and the way she thought about the situation every time her child went with the ex-partner. By bringing this awareness into her consciousness, she was able to completely resolve the conflict. She understood that her feelings of separation were causing this tissue condition to be activated, and she had to change in order to resolve the conflict.

The area of her body where the stress showed up was between her breasts and on her belly, which is where you hold a baby. This was her baby, her child, and she wanted to hold him just as she would hold any other child.

Wow, that’s a powerful example. I have dealt with skin issues myself in the past, and I appreciate your process of paying attention to reactions. We can get into autopilot mode and forget to think. I encourage people to pay attention to their environment, thoughts, and feelings. I carry a notebook around with me to map out my thoughts and experiences. It’s a fantastic practice that doesn’t take much time.

Animal Instincts: Marking Territory & Suppressing a Snarl

Please continue sharing, Melissa. I’m enjoying learning about these different conflicts.

Another example is a mother whose child was at kindergarten, having issues with other classmates being bullied. It was obviously a big problem for the mother. Part of a mother’s territory is her child. If her territory is being invaded or harmed in some way, she may experience a territory marking conflict. What manifests in the body is what we call a urinary tract infection. The mother wants to mark her territory. Think about in the primal sense of what does a dog do? He pees to mark his territory. When we are wanting to mark our territory, when we are feeling like our territory is being invaded, the urethra will widen so that we can better mark our territory.

I actually experienced this myself during a pedicure with a client. While chatting and not paying attention, my cuticle was ripped off, causing a sharp pain. After leaving the nail salon, I had an ache in my tooth, which is a bite conflict. This occurs when you feel the need to show your teeth and snarl, or bite someone’s head off, but you hold back due to social norms and expectations.

Often, we don’t express ourselves as we truly want to. We may want to snap or growl, but instead, we hold back and are polite. This behavioral adaptation can manifest in the form of a toothache, as the body compensates for the suppressed urge to bite. Depending on where the toothache occurs, it can happen during the active conflict or after it has been resolved. In my case, I experienced it right after the conflict had been resolved, as we drove away.

It’s so interesting how you were able to observe and let go of the incident, rather than ruminating and being angry about it. This is an area where many people struggle, particularly individuals with mental health challenges. I hope that this conversation can help people approach things differently and find peace.

We are complex beings with many variables, but my hope is that this conversation can help people begin a transformative process. As a nutritional therapist, I help people with their food choices. However, I believe that stressing about food choices can be damaging. The goal is to embody a healthy lifestyle without feeling trapped. I’d love to hear your thoughts on balancing the conflict between harmful choices and the transformative process we’ve been discussing.

I used to be very militant about food and taught others to do the same. However, I’ve shifted my approach. While I still believe nourishing foods are still vital, it’s important not to create conflicts around food. I take a relaxed approach and eat what feels best for me, avoiding factory-produced or boxed foods as they don’t align with my beliefs about nutrition.

It doesn’t make sense, but it’s not because I believe that those foods cause disease. And so that’s where we have to really look at what’s the cause of the disease. Do I think it’s the food or is it the energy around? Why am I making that food choice? When you’re conscious and you are making food choices from a place of awareness rather than a place of rush or a place of, “I don’t care about myself and I’ll just eat whatever,” that’s when we start to revalue ourselves.

A lot of people have made a radical nutrition change and then they heal and their health issues go away. Was it the food or the change in your energy state? It’s the change in your mentality. It’s the resolution of your conflict because you’re finally taking care of yourself.

While I still believe nourishing foods are still vital, it’s important not to create conflicts around food… It’s not as simple as “good food/bad food.”

Eating well is a sign of self-worth. So, if you feel devalued and are experiencing chronic physical joint pain and inflammation, starting a diet regimen that includes non-inflammatory foods and results in a reduction of inflammation can be a positive step towards valuing yourself and your health.

You revalued yourself in order to stick to that new nutrition plan. It’s not necessarily the case that the food itself was inflammatory. Rather, some more profound shift happened on the level of your psyche and you resolved a conflict and you started taking care of yourself in a way that you hadn’t prior to that.

It’s not as simple as “good food/bad food,” where bad food causes inflammation. We have to ask, “how did you change in order to come to this radical ability to shift your diet, to pay attention to these connections?”

There’s just more to the story often than simply “Eat this. Don’t eat that.”

This insight is missing from most concepts of diet and dietary intervention. When we completely change our lifestyle and we start valuing ourselves, we feel more alive in our bodies.

For me, it was profound. That led me to open up more spiritually in my relationship with God and other people, and my career and my business. I used to be in the corporate world. I was a fashion designer. I was very unhappy. I was overweight as I shared previously. I’d had this lifelong battle with depression and anxiety and disordered eating.

And yes, I had biochemical imbalances that I had focused on, and in addition to the diet, but I agree with you, that energetic shift of me taking care of myself in a way that I did before and I didn’t know how before it was something I had to learn for myself. Obviously no one can do that for us. I do believe that we have people that come alongside us, like yourself and myself to help people, and that can be really profound, but we then are able to take that information and move forward accordingly in our lives, and it can be truly transformational.

Becoming Curious About the Root Causes in the Psyche and Biological Conflicts

What advice would you give to people that have literally tried everything with very little resolution?

They need to find the root cause within the psyche. When you’ve tried everything, often it’s this piece—this map—that is missing. I recommend that people make this their hobby, that they start to learn this because we are missing this ancient wisdom. Our ancestors knew and intuitively understood all of these connections. It is up to us to learn this for ourselves and resurrect the hidden knowledge that is in plain sight. Once you start seeing it, you can’t unsee it. You’ll notice it everywhere. For example, if someone sneezes or you have a sore throat, you might think, “What could I have swallowed? What is causing this?”

You’ll be more confident in managing these symptoms instead of feeling like a victim, lost, or hopeless after spending all your money on ineffective treatments.

Our ancestors knew and intuitively understood all of these connections. It is up to us to learn this for ourselves and resurrect the hidden knowledge that is in plain sight.

We have to look at the psyche. We have to look at these biological conflicts. And so yes, you’re welcome to reach out to me if you have questions. I have a resource page on my website where you can access more information. The more empowered you become in finding this information for yourself, the faster the process will go for you. I love to empower people with this because I can’t be with you in your head. I point you in the direction of the information you need to study and learn, and then you need to pay attention to your experience.

I’m happy to come along and hold your hand and coach and guide you, but ultimately you have to be the one that takes on this learning for yourself, asking “How does my body work? Why does that happen?”

The more curious you are, the faster the process will go for you.

Yes, I’ve seen that time and again.

I invite you to reconsider the conventional medical paradigm that says your symptoms are the problem. It’s actually the other way around. Your symptoms are the solution, not the problem.

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