Welcome to Body & Weight Wednesday. We’re going to talk about what is really causing your illness today. Many people believe viruses cause colds and flues and bacteria are responsible for illnesses like urinary tract infections and pneumonia. This is a mainstream point of view that supports an approach to staying well that focuses on vaccines, face masks, hand-sanitizers and anti-biotics.
A more sophisticated approach to wellness takes into account that a healthy body and immune system are less vulnerable to infections. People with this point of view will take immune stimulating herbs and antioxidants and make sure they get enough exercise, rest and good nutrition. They avoid illness, by keeping their body working at optimum.
However, an unhealthy and unhappy body are just contributing causes to illness, just like viruses and bacteria. They are not the main cause of illness, they are just secondary factors that are required for illness. We are always being exposed to a wide variety of germs and yet not everyone that is exposed gets sick. Likewise, some people that are unhealthy can also seem immune to common illnesses. If the apparent cause of illness is not the actual cause of illness, then what is?
If we move one step closer to the cause we find that an energy imbalance occurs before the physical imbalance. Indeed, constitutional approaches in Traditional medicine address this. Before an illness is present a person’s subtle energy field changes. And many people have characteristic patterns of running their energy that can be detected by physical means such as palpating pulses. This energy can predict what types of diseases a person will get. For instance, I once had an Oriental Medical Doctor and Cancer Specialist take my pulse. He informed me that I wouldn’t get breast cancer. I didn’t have a breast cancer pulse.
Other examples of this are that people that are sad or grieving will be more susceptible to lung infections, cancer is always preceded by energy congestion in the area (which is why medical chi gung is prescribed when people have cancer), and heart attacks can be cause by extreme emotions. A lot of people have spent time studying the underlying energetics of disease. Still what causes the energy imbalance? If we can find the cause of disease we can cure the disease.
What moves our energy? Well, it is the mind. The mind moves our subtle energy and our subtle energy can move our mind as well. So before the energy imbalance and before the physical imbalance there is a seed in the subconscious creating the issue. Some of the subconscious seeds are not too strong. There is a seed to get sick in a certain way, but a daily practice of chi gung and healthy lifestyle prevent it. Or the seed is stronger and one gets sick, but a physical remedy or medicine leads to a speedy recovery. Other times the seeds are strong and we get stuck in illness and no drug or therapy seems to help. Then it is important to be able to identify the subconscious block that is holding the issue in place. Once you have the block identified, you can zap it with the Change Anything Now™ Process and the illness resolves itself.
I have a personal story from 2016 of a Urinary Tract Infection that was resistant to all physical methods – but disappeared immediately when I went looking for and deleted the subconscious seed.
It started in May 2016. I woke up one morning and noticed a slight discomfort and burning upon urination. Familiar with urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms I immediately suspected a slight UTI. However, since I have never had an UTI as an adult, I felt confident that it would soon be gone. This was simply an illness I did not get. I drank more water and gave myself a couple shots of berberis tincture (an effective broad spectrum herbal antibiotic) thinking all would be well.
After a few days, when the discomfort persisted, I decided to amp up my attack. I dug out a bottle of Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata). This a plant that is used similarly to uva-ursi, but without the harshness on the stomach. It is specific for killing the bugs that cause UTIs
A week went by; the UTI persisted. I went online and researched other alternatives. D-Mannose came up high on the list, outperforming cranberry extracts. It is specific for UTI’s caused by E. coli and, since this is the most common bacteria implicated in UTIs, it is effective for 90% of infections. Since the pipsissewa and berberis did not work, I suspected that I had some killer bacteria, not some simple E. coli, but I ordered some mannose just in case.
But I didn’t stop there. To cover the 10% of infections caused by other bugs I used monolaurin. Monolaurin is derived from coconut oil and it disrupts the cell membranes of gram positive bacteria such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Corynebacterium, Listeria, Bacillus, and Clostridium. I thought I would be all set.
Unfortunately, the UTI persisted and at the two week mark I headed to the doctor to get a culture to precisely identify who was wrecking havoc in my urethra. Indeed I tested positive for UTI, but it would take a couple days to get the culture results back. In the meantime the doctor prescribed a three day course of trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole as an antibiotic. I decided to take the drug, since I thought it was worth a try, but by the third day it was clearly ineffective. I needed the culture results, but there was a delay getting my results back.
After four days with no test results, and going into the weekend, I eased off on the herbal antibiotics and focused on palliative care. Which means I did whatever it took to feel better. Two things had helped with the bladder discomfort and urethra burn during the previous weeks: one was baking soda and the other was watermelon.
Watermelon is great. I is specific for easing the pain of burning urine and I had used it with my daughter when she was a child many years earlier. Fast and effective. You can use the entire melon – simply put watermelon slices in a blender: rind, seeds and flesh and then drink. Or you can eat the melon as you normally would.
As for the baking soda I decided to use 1/2 teaspoon twice a day. This raises the pH of the urine and can be soothing to the tissue. Although not considered a cure, I had tried using it during the earlier stages of the infection in order to potentiate active chemicals in pipsissewa. What I did notice is that it decreased the discomfort from the infection.
With the plan to get an antibiotic that matched my antibiotic resistant bacteria on Monday, I focused on offering my body relief from symptoms during the weekend. I was surprised by what happened. By Sunday night I was completely free of all signs of infection and had lost the five pounds I had gained in the previous week due to inflammation around the infected area. My energy had returned and I felt great!
Then I was even more surprised by what happened next. After enjoying sex on Sunday night, I awoke with all my symptoms back on Monday morning. Within 24 hours I had regained three pounds in water weight also. Sex can be a common contributing factor for UTIs since foreign bacteria can be introduced during the process. This is why it is recommended that a woman pee and even wash after sexual activity. Since I was being careful about UTIs I made sure that I not only urinated, but also washed after sex on Sunday night. I was baffled.
Monday I got my results back. I had an antibiotic resistant strain of Proteus mirabilis, a common intestinal bacteria. The doctor prescribed a seven day course of amoxicillin with clavulanate. Fortunately, I arrived at the clinic during pharmacy lunch hours and had to wait to fill the prescription. This was great because it gave me some time to search on effective alternative treatments for Proteus spp. I quickly found many research reports using essential oils in the treatment of UTI, especially in UTIs caused by antibiotic resistance bacteria strains.
My research gave me a clue to what might have cleared up my infection over the weekend. I had been traveling to Mt Shasta that weekend and when I filled up the water bottles for the trip I had added several drops of lime essential oil into each bottle. In turns out that research by Prabuseenivasan et.al. shows that lime essential oil can effectively inhibit Proteus.
Since the research suggested that essential oils of cinnamon, lime and orange would be the most effective against the bacteria in my urinary tract, I started using a few drops of these several times a day. I never used the prescription.
I saw immediate results. By Wednesday, when my UTI test strips arrived, I showed no signs of bacterial infection, although I still tested positive for leukocytes. Likewise, my pH was in the healthy acidic range (6.0). My test results on Thursday also indicated the infection was gone. Then Thursday night I had sex again. This time I was even more cautious. Thinking that perhaps my partner was introducing this Proteus, I allowed no bare skin contact of any of his body parts with my genitals.
This was to no avail. Friday morning I awoke with obvious UTI symptoms and the UTI test showed off the chart bacterial activity and a high level of leukocytes. My urine pH had soared to 8.5, indicative of Proteus mirabilis infection.
Enough was enough! I made an appointment with Dr. Lynne Cockrum-Murphy, a talented intuitive consultant that knew how to delete subconscious beliefs. If physical methods will not cure something then there is an energetic pattern holding it in place. In my case it was becoming clear that there was some connection between sexual activity and the recurrence of the UTI that extended beyond mere germs.
It is interesting to note that the only other time I have had an UTI was when I was five years old. That infection was caught during the physical to enter kindergarten, I don’t actually remember having symptoms. UTIs in children are a common symptom of sexual abuse and this is probably how I had contracted it. Of course, this cause was overlooked in my case.
When I considered the energetic purposes that a UTI might serve, the obvious one was “The UTI protects me from sex”. This Dr. Cockrum-Murphy confirmed. As we explored the reasons I might want protection from sex, we found a lot of trauma responses from the five year old. Beliefs like: “sex hurts me”, “sex crushes me”, and “in submission I lose my life”. None of these beliefs hold true today, but apparently I had triggered a layer of trauma that was ready to be released. Once we cleared the beliefs regarding sex, the need for protection fell away. I even tested it with a session of afternoon sex. That evening I tested for the UTI again. It was completely gone. Even the leukocytes were at the lowest level that had been since I got the test strips. I was amazed.
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