6 Tips For Avoiding Unnecessary Surgeries
6 TIPS FOR AVOIDING UNNECESSARY SURGERIES
1. HAVE FAITH
If a doctor tells you that you have 6 months to live and you believe it, it is basically a "death sentence" for you, but if you believe that you can heal you may still have a chance.
One of my teachers in school had a wooden leg because he lost his leg while serving in the "Vietnam War", and he told me that every night before he went to sleep he would take his wooden leg off and put it next to his bed because it was too uncomfortable to sleep with it on.
He also told me that one night he got a phone call in the middle of the night that woke him up, so he got out of bed and walked to the kitchen to answer the phone. But when he picked up the phone and said, "Hello" he looked down and he realized that he had forgotten to put his wooden leg on and that not only was he standing on one leg but he had somehow walked about 20 steps with only one leg!
He said that the instant he realized that he didn't have his leg on and that he was doing something that should be "impossible" he immediately lost his balance and fell down.
I believe his story and look at it as a reminder of the power of faith and the disempowerment of disbelief.
For anyone who is wanting to heal from from something I would like to share the following miraculous healings that were caught on video and that I hope will help to restore your faith in your body's ability to heal...
A documentary featuring people with diabetes who were told by their doctors that there was no cure and they would have to be on insulin for the rest of their life trying to heal themselves naturally with a "raw food diet".
A documentary featuring people with lots of diseases trying to heal themselves naturally by going on a "juice fast".
2. GET A SECOND OPINION
Virtually everyone with a car has had the experience of taking their car to a repair shop because it was making a strange sound, and then being told by the mechanic that there were several things wrong with the car that needed to be repaired and that it was going to cost a fortune to fix it.
Most people in this situation don't know anything about fixing cars so they don't question the mechanic, and simply agree to let them do whatever work they say is necessary. But some people will feel skeptical and decide to get a second opinion from someone else (maybe an uncle who is really knowledgeable about cars) and are then told that the problem isn't that serious at all, and that it can be fixed for only a fraction of what the first mechanic was wanting to charge them.
Like auto mechanics there are some good and honest doctors out there in the world, but in many cases when you go to see a doctor you are going to be viewed as a "customer", and the goal of the doctor is going to be to find something "wrong" with you so that they can either perform an expensive surgery on you or put you on some kind of a drug that you will have to take for the rest of your life.
And the more "gullible" and less knowledgeable you appear to be about cars or health the more likely that an auto mechanic or a doctor will try to talk you into having unnecessary work done. (Whether it's getting your car's air filter replaced even though it is still in good condition or getting your wisdom teeth removed even though they aren't causing any problems.)
Doctors may try to intimidate you if you "dare" to tell them that you want to get a second opinion, and they might even try to scare you and make you believe that if you "waste time" talking to other doctors it will be too late for you to be saved...
Just know that unless you are in emergency situation that requires immediate action you have every right to explore other options before making any really important decisions.
3. TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR TEETH
We all start off with "Baby Teeth", which quickly fall out and are then replaced with "Permanent Teeth", and the reason that they are called "Permanent Teeth" is because they will last a life-time if you take good care of them. But unfortunately most people don't take good care of their teeth, and "Oral Surgery" is something that almost 100% of us will have at some point in our life.
Eating a healthy diet is of course a good idea if you want to have teeth healthy, however, even if you are eating the best diet you can still run into serious dental issues...
WARNING A lot of people who are into natural living believe that since animals in nature don't brush their teeth neither should we as long as we are eating a natural diet. The problem with this logic is that unlike the animals in nature many of us didn't start eating a natural diet until we were already adults, and during our youth we damaged our teeth so badly that we now have to be extra careful with them.
If it makes sense to clean your hands after handling food, then please clean your teeth after eating as well.
WARNING The bacteria in your mouth will eat food particles that are stuck between you teeth and then produce waste (feces) and this waste is very acidic and can burn holes in your teeth which can lead to cavities. So I would urge you not to leave food stuck to your teeth for really long periods of time. (Especially overnight.)
If you eat a big juicy watermelon there will be virtually no food stuck to your teeth afterwards and a simple rinse with water will probably be enough to clean your teeth, but if you eat dried fruit there will probably be quite a bit of sugar stuck to your teeth afterwards, and like us, the bacteria in your mouth loves sugar, so if there is sugar stuck to your teeth bacteria will have a food source and will be able to grow and multiply.
I would also encourage you to limit the amount of healthy foods that you eat which are acidic such as lemons and limes, and to make sure that all of the fruits that you eat are actually ripe because unripe fruits can be acidic and acidic foods can burn holes in your teeth. (If you are eating an orange that tastes sour instead of sweet, or if you are eating a pineapple that is causing your mouth to burn please please please spit it out and rinse your mouth out with water immediately to remove the acids!)
WARNING Many of the tools that dentists recommend for us to clean our teeth with can actually cause tooth decay! (Most of the toothbrushes on the market are hard bristled and are so abrasive that like sand paper they scrape away our tooth enamel, and most toothpastes contains fluoride which can actually weaken teeth, as well as other harmful ingredients which coats the teeth and interferes with the natural restoration of our teeth.)
10 DENTAL TOOLS THAT I RECOMMEND
Before I list of different dental tools that I recommend and I encourage you to find the ones that you enjoy and use them...
1. Soft Bristle Tooth Brush
If you want to brush your teeth use a soft bristled brush and brush gently up and down with the grain of your teeth rather than against the grain by brushing from side to side.
Do not brush your teeth shortly after eating acidic foods though because acidic foods will temporarily soften the enamel of your teeth, and if you try to brush your teeth when the enamel is soft you will be brushing away the enamel!
There are actually tribes of people who tattoo their teeth black and the way they do it is by biting down on lemons and leaving their teeth in the lemon until the acidity cause the enamel to become really soft, then they take a hard brush and aggressively scrub off the enamel, and then they tattoo the exposed teeth black.
2. Dental Floss
If I drink a smoothie I won't floss afterwards, but if I eat a salad I will floss afterwards because I can feel that there is some vegetable fiber stuck between my teeth. (And even if it doesn't feel like I have anything stuck in my teeth after eating a salad I floss anyways, and sure enough there will end up being some green particles on my floss afterwards.)
3. Tongue Scraper
Most of the bacteria in our mouth is actually on our tongue and if you have never used a "tongue scraper" before to clean your tongue prepare to be disturbed by how dirty your tongue is!
(By the way, you don't have to actually buy a "tongue scraper" for this, because I find that just using a regular metal spoon will do the trick.)
4. Sea Salt
Salt is antimicrobial, so to clean your mouth put a small amount of sea salt into a cup of water, stir well, and then use the salt water to rinse your mouth and gargle.
5. Glass Straw
If I want to drink lemon juice or any other drink that is acidic I will drink it through a straw to make sure that it doesn't make direct contact with my teeth.
6. Coconut Oil
I recommend "Coconut Oil Pulling" and like to do it early in the morning and shortly before going to sleep at night.
To do it simply take a spoonful of coconut oil and swish it back and forth between your teeth for several minutes. As you are swishing the oil focus on trying to suck or "pull" the oil between the gaps between your teeth.
Coconut Oil is antibacterial and will absorb harmful bacteria in your mouth, plus it is so slippery that it can get easily penetrate small cavities and help prevent them from getting bigger.
Afterwards spit out the now toxic oil, but don't spit it into the sink or into the toilet because the oil can harden and clog up your pipes. (Ideally spit it outside or into an indoor trashcan.)
7. Celery Stick
After eating a meal I will sometimes chew on a celery stick which will help to remove plaque and will also provide my teeth with healthy exercise since celery is hard and crunchy.
(If you want strong teeth give them regular workouts by eating salads full of crispy and crunchy vegetables!)
Celery is also so fibrous that if I chew on a celery stick until all of the juice has been extracted I will then just chew on the left over celery fiber like bubble gum, and it will take about 30 minutes before it finally starts to break down and disintegrate because of how tough it is.
8. Water Pick
If it is difficult for you to floss or if you just really want to give your teeth a deep cleaning, you can use a water pick to get into the hard to reach places.
I recommend sunbathing, and I also recommend that when you are laying in the sun you open your mouth for a minute or two and let some sunlight in to help clean your mouth of impurities and to give your teeth some sunshine too!
Water is the most important tool in dental hygiene!
I don't use a tooth brush or floss after every single meal, but I never eat a meal without rinsing my mouth with water afterwards.
Even if I'm at a store and I try a grape just to see if I want to buy a whole bag or not I will still take a small sip of water and rinse my teeth a little as soon as I get a chance after eating the grape because I just don't want to let food stay on my teeth for long periods of time and I enjoy the feeling of having clean teeth.
4. STOP SITTING SO MUCH
Studies have shown that sitting for multiple hours a day increases your chances of developing serious illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and the more time that you spend sitting in a day the shorter your life expectancy will become.
I encourage you to start standing instead of sitting whenever possible. (It might seem challenging to do this at first, but believe me, you get used to it and will start to prefer it after a while.)
Below are a few tips that I have to help you avoid sitting and to also help you reverse the negative effects that years of habitual sitting has had on your health...
START USING A STANDING DESK
A "Standing Desk" is special desk that is high enough off the ground that you can comfortably use it while standing. If you have a job that involves working on a computer a lot or you use a home computer a lot in your free time I can't recommend this enough.
You can purchase a "Standing Desk", or you can just do what I did and convert your regular computer desk into a standing desk by using boxes to prop your keyboard, mouse, and monitor up high enough that you can use your computer while standing.
START SQUATTING WHEN YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM
A squatting posture allows for easy and natural elimination, while sitting constricts the colon and causes people to have to squeeze and push and spend more time in the bathroom.
There are Special Stools that you can buy which will allow you to squat while using a toilet, but I personally just stand on the toilet bowl and squat. When I do this I do it with the toilet seat up so that there's no risk of breaking it with my body weight, and I also make sure that I have something very sturdy to hold onto. (Most public bathrooms are required to provide handrails for the elderly and disabled and I will hold onto them for support while doing this.)
I also always do this with shoes on for extra stability and traction, plus I am a bit phobic of letting my feet or any other part of my body make direct contact with a toilet.
If you are overweight, older, or have any physical disabilities whatsoever then I would recommend using a stool to be safe.
But always remember that the best and most natural way of all to go to the bathroom is to simply go outside in nature. If you live in the city this may not be an option for you, but if you live in the country or you ever spend time in the country then I strongly recommend that you go outside like all of the other species do.
START HANGING UPSIDE DOWN
Gravity is constantly pushing down on us and because of this most people will lose at least a couple of inches in height over the years as they age, and this compression of your spine due to gravity can lead to serious and even crippling health problems over time.
Many people who once had chronic back pain and were told that they needed surgery were able to heal themselves at home with the help of an "Inversion table". (Which is a device that allows you to safely hang upside down and reverse the effects of gravity by stretching and decompressing the spine.)
When hanging upside down you will be at least 1 to 2 inches taller then you are when you are standing up since your spine is being stretched by gravity instead of being compressed by it, and hanging upside down like this improves your posture, increases your circulation, and feels amazing!
One of the greatest feelings for me is when I feel a lot of tension in my back and it feels like it really needs to crack and after hanging upside down for a few minutes I will suddenly experience a really big and loud crack in my back where I was feeling the tension. When this happens I will instantly feel tremendous relief as my spine immediately loosens up and straightens and I can suddenly breathe a lot better because the energy flow going up and down my spine is no longer being constricted.
When I hang up side down I will also sometimes experience cracking in my neck, my hips, and my knees, and on very rare occassions I will even experience cracking in odd places like my chest.
I recommend hanging upside down for at least 10 minutes a day (with the safety of an "Inversion table") and I also recommend that while you are upside down you do some deep breathing exercises and that you also do some gentle twisting movements for your spine. (Imagine that your spine is a sponge and that when you twist it your are ringing out toxins.)
5. HOT AND COLD THERAPY
Most animals in the wild have to endure really cold and really hot temperatures, but we now live in houses where we can artificially control the weather and can make it 70 degrees all day long, and even all year long!
In the same way that adversity can make you stronger consistent comfort can make you weaker there are many benefits to exposing your body to hot and cold temperatures from time to time.
- If you fall down and bruise you knee putting some ice on it will numb the pain and reduce the swelling.
- If you have chronic pain or stiffness in your joints applying heat to the area of discomfort will increase blood to that area, relax the muscles, and help to soothe away the pain.
And thanks to modern technology people are now able to experience even more of the miraculous powers of "Hot & Cold Therapy"...
Every year more and more athletes are starting to use "Croytherapy" to heal injuries and to extend their careers.
If you can't afford "Cryotherapy" you can start to get into cold training simply by spending more time outdoors in the winter or by taking cold showers. (And if you need some serious motivation I suggest that you watch some videos of "Wim Hof".)
Sweating is one of the natural ways that our bodies eliminates toxins and waste, but most people avoid sweating as much as possible and probably don't even remember the last time that they were really sweating.
I encourage you to sweat every single day, and not only that but I encourage you to do a lot more than just sweat a little from your forehead or under your arms, and I recommend that you make it a point to sweat profusely from head to toe until you lose a large puddle of sweat!
Although sweating through exercise is great, if you are unable to exercise or if you don't exercise 7 days a week and get really sweating while doing it I encourage you to use a sauna so that you can sweat out toxins every day.
I have a portable sauna that I get in for an hour a day at 85 degrees Celsius / 185 degrees Fahrenheit and highly recommend it. Portable saunas can be a bit expensive, but it is totally worth it if you use it regularly.
6. LOVE YOURSELF
As "Cosmetic Surgery" is rapidly becoming one of the most common forms of surgery out there, I want to remind people what the famous painter/sculptor "Michelangelo" said when someone asked him how he was able to take an ordinary stone and carve it into something as beautiful and magnificent as the "Statue of David"...
"Michelangelo" answered the question by saying that "David" was already in the stone and that all he had to do was chip away the excess that was covering him up, and that is exactly what the 6 steps on this website are designed to do. To chip away the negative excess in your life that is covering up a far greater version of yourself. (The unhealthy foods, drinks, and drugs that you are consuming, the unnecessary material things that are robbing you of your time, money, and freedom, and the limiting beliefs that you have about yourself.)
I believe that our bodies have the ability to heal themselves of virtually anything from a simple shaving cut to cancer, and the reason we aren't living our potential is because our potential is buried underneath all of the negative excess that we are holding onto and need to let go of.