Source: YouTube channel Goodbye Diabetes
My learning from the above video by Dr. S. Vijayaraghavan
Being healthy is in our nature. Human beings are genetically programmed to live for more than 100 years without ailments. The human body is self-healing and self-regulatory.
Definition of disease: A disease is an intelligent, physiological expression of the human body to a perceived threat (physical, chemical or emotional).
The three threats are
- Trauma – physical threat like accident, fracture, heart attack, injury
- Toxin – chemical threat like toxic food that we consume, toxic atmosphere we live in
- Thoughts – emotional threat like stress
When the body perceives one of the above threats, it responds intelligently. The cause is the threat, the effect is the disease or sickness.
Two sides to Modern Medicine
Regarding acute, medical, surgical and emergencies, the field of medicine has advanced greatly and made astronomical strides.
Regarding chronic ailments, the medical fraternity seems to have missed the mark.
2 examples for easy understanding
A tree contains root, trunk and branches.
The root is physical, chemical or emotional stress.
The body reacts to these threats by releasing hormones like insulin, cortisol, catecholamines etc in excessive amounts. These excess hormones form the trunk.
The branches are what are nowadays referred to as ‘lifestyle diseases’ – diabetes, hyper tension (blood pressure), obesity, high cholesterol, low thyroid function, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune disorders, Alzheimer’s, dementia and many others.
Modern medicine has been trying to trim the branches, instead of addressing the root.
A kitchen sink is meant to function smoothly. When water is poured into it, it drains the water. But when some dirt is stuck in the pipes, it stops working. It gets blocked and the dirt comes floating up. The dirt comes in the form of ‘lifestyle diseases’
Lifestyle diseases are not diseases, they are merely the symptoms.
The lifestyle disease that are addressed in this series are:
- Diabesity (diabetes and obesity)
- Hypertension (blood pressure)
- Hypothyroidism (under functioning of thyroid)
- Cholesterol problems (high triglycerides and low HDL)
These will be addressed in upcoming blogs with source videos by Dr. S. Vijayaraghavan from YouTube channel Goodbye Diabetes.