Why is there an epidemic of chronic disease in this country?
(And what YOU can do about it!)
Our collective view of what it means to be healthy has become quite distorted over the last 100 years. Many people suffer from allergies, asthma, frequent colds or flu, insomnia, anxiety, depression, autoimmune conditions, fatigue, digestive issues, etc. and yet they feel that this is “normal”. The number of prescriptions filled for American adults and children rose 85% between 1997 and 2016 according to the health research firm Quintille IMS. Prescription drug overdose is now the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 50. The most common reasons for this massive increase in drug use are mental health and chronic pain. The World Health Organization ranks the US Health System 37th out of the 191 nations surveyed, despite spending the most money on our health care. I personally have seen a dramatic rise in chronic disease here in my own office. Many of those afflicted are under the age of 30! Clearly, something is fundamentally wrong about our approach to health and wellness.
So what can we do about this?
I was recently given a book called “Never be SICK Again”, by Raymond Francis. This book was able to take a complex subject and break it down into a very simple format:
There is only ONE disease - Cellular malfunction
There are only TWO causes for Cellular malfunction
He then goes on to explain the 6 different Pathways necessary to maintain optimal health and wellness.
Now some of you may be saying, “Hey, what about my genetically inherited disease? Or, I got sick because everybody at the office got sick!” Etc…
The major shift in paradigm here is not on treating or controlling the symptoms, isolating and eradicating microbes, but on maintaining and increasing the Coherency of body, mind and spirit. What does this mean? Let me give you a personal example:
A while ago I hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail from New Jersey to Vermont. This took about 3 months, most of which was spent alone in the woods. Do you think that I might have been exposed to Lyme disease during that time? (I even hiked through Connecticut!) If you were to do a DNA titer on my blood you would likely find evidence of Lyme disease, yet I have no symptoms. Why? Because the internal Coherency of the body, mind and spirit was strong enough to override the disruption caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi, the main pathogen of Lyme disease. Another way of saying this is that my immune system was working well enough to stop the spread of any infection. These are simply different perspectives. What seems to be closer to the truth is that we are all composed of frequency and vibration, light if you will, and that the Coherency of this complex dynamic is what is necessary to achieve optimal health. What disrupts this coherency? We come back to where we started:
More to come…
Dr Rick Munn
P.S. Please read the book!