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Monday, May 22, 2017

Confront the Challenge of an Autoimmune Disease

If you are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, it must be a very devastating experience. It might even get worse if your doctor tells you that there is no cure. But don’t get distressed; embrace the reality by understanding autoimmune diseases and the miracle of natural healing. Confront the challenge!

More than two decades ago, I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease, such strikes women mostly younger than 40 and men mostly older than 60. This autoimmune disease is characterized by varying degrees of weakness and fatigue of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body, in particular, the eye muscles, the face and throat muscles, and muscles in the arms and legs. 

Essentially, the hallmark of the disease is muscle weakness, which increases during periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. Muscle weakness may adversely affect the way of life, such as vision, (muscles that control eye and eyelid movements), facial expression (facial muscles), breathing, talking, chewing and swallowing (neck and throat muscles), and body movements.

Natural healing is holistic healing. It is a healing process by which a person's health is restored in the most natural way without the use of conventional medicine throughout the entire healing process. The human body is blessed with divine gifts in the form of natural resources that enable not only the enhancement of health but also the freedom from any type of disease or illness.

Natural healing is effective because it uses mind power through affirmation and visualization, meditation, the goodness of nature through natural herbs and healthful foods, and the energy of your body through hand and body massage, yoga, and acupuncture to bring about healing of the mind, the body, and the soul. In order to prevent any future relapse and to guarantee long-term cure, the healing process has to be complete and wholesome. In addition, throughout the healing process, there is no need to take any form of chemicals or to undergo any invasive procedure, which not only may produce negative side effects but also may interfere with the healing process.

Natural healing has long proven to be a very good alternative to the traditional way of healing practiced by medical doctors. As a matter of fact, many natural healing clinics have sprung up across the United States. People are using holistic healing techniques more than anything else mainly because they are highly effective with minimal or zero side effects, and they are less expensive than the treatments of conventional medicine.

Be a natural healer of your own autoimmune disease. But how do you bring about natural or holistic healing?

First of all, you must know the difference between healing and treatment: treatment originates from the outside of an individual, whereas healing comes from within that individual; treatment aims at removing symptoms of disease in an individual, while healing tackles the source of disease in that individual.

Next, natural healing begins with the mind first, not the body. Your mind controls your body, and everything you do and think. Mind healing precedes body healing.

For natural healing to take place, your mind must express the intent to heal, without which there is no cure or healing. Your intent to heal is then manifested in focus, which directs your mind towards your goal to heal yourself. In other words, the mind creates the action to heal the body.

To reach that goal, you need resources; that is, you must empower yourself with knowledge so that you may know "how" to heal yourself. Knowledge is power: it may establish a connection to your true self, which is known as self-awakening, and thereby instrumental in allowing you to make the right health choices and decisions, as well as to live your life in a lifestyle that is in accordance with your higher purpose. Self-awakening is an important component of self-healing.

Through the many facets of mind power, such as affirmation, visualization, and meditation, your mind begins its healing process. Self-healing begins with the mind, and mind healing is always mind over matter.

Natural healing is always slow: it does not happen overnight. You need to set your short-term and long-term goals, and make your commitment to reach those goals. Your commitment is your mental responsibility to heal yourself. Living is a challenge, and so is self-healing. During the healing process you may have to face different challenges before you can ultimately overcome the disease or illness. Facing challenges requires mind power.

Once your mind is healed, natural healing of the body will follow. Your body is the product of what your mind thinks and the choices it makes. If your mind wants to heal, your body will be healed. Natural healing is just that simple.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Monday, May 15, 2017

Enhance Your Vision Health

An individual afflicted with myasthenia gravis will have vision problems, such as double vision. More than two decades ago, I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. Now, I don't have double vision because my eyes have adjusted themselves over the years. But it came with a cost: one of my eyes has lost part of its vision; that is, subconsciously, I have been using more of one eye and much less of the other. The price is that my vision has become blurry. The explanation is that we are supposed to use both eyes, and not one eye more than the other. 

The bottom line: if you have myasthenia gravis, you should take extra care of your eyes. I am past 70, and I do eye exercises everyday. Read my book: Vision Self-Healing Self-Help to find out more on vision health.

Your eyes are one of the most important of your body organs. Without good vision, the quality of your life will be greatly compromised. But your vision deteriorates as you continue to age. As a matter of fact, as you get into your golden years (that is 65 and beyond)), you will have noticed the dramatic decline in your vision. As early as in the 30s, vision loss begins and accelerates in the 40s and 50s. Now, if you are already in your golden years (that is, 65 and above) you might have much impaired vision, especially they could have been further aggravated by your decline in health, such as getting diabetes. Getting older will take its toll on your body in many ways and your eyesight is just one of the many organs that start to deteriorate with age.

Some of the obvious signs and symptoms of vision deterioration are: difficulty in focusing as well as in seeing either long or short distances. These common problems include nearsightedness (an eye condition in which your eyeball is too long, such that light rays fall short of achieving a point of focus on your retina, which is the sensory membrane at the back of the eye), farsightedness (also known as hyperopia, a condition in which you can see distant objects very well, but have difficulty focusing on objects that are up close), and astigmatism (a condition in which your eyes have an irregular shape, causing light rays entering your eyes to split into different points of focus, and thus resulting in blurry vision).

Macular degeneration is another eye problem that may come with age. Macular degeneration affects as many as 30 million Americans aged 65 and above. If you are 65, you have 25 percent of developing macular degeneration; and your risk increases to 30 percent if you are over 75. Macular degeneration is a devastating condition because it may lead to blindness.

The macula is a small central part of the retina that enables detailed vision. As such, it is critical to correct vision. Due to various reasons, such as heredity, hypertension, high cholesterol, sun damage, and smoking, the macula may accelerate its decline, which might have started even at an early age. Macular degeneration is a slow, progressive disease that affects both eyes, typically one after the other. Due to its slow development, macular degeneration may take years to become noticeable. By the time you notice it, the onset is already well underway. Therefore, prevention is always better than cure. Vision health is an important component of self-healing of the eye.

Another change in vision due to aging is the inability to see in dim light. Vision is possible only when light passes through the lens to the retina at the back of the eye. Through years of wear and tear, your lens becomes denser and less sensitive, and thus decreasing the amount of light getting to the retina. On average, a 60-year-old person needs 3 times more light to read than a young adult. This explains why you may react more slowly to changes in light. In addition, if you have developed cataract, which is a cloudy condition of the eye, you may have increasing sensitivity to glare.

Perception of colors is yet another change in you golden years. The reason is that your lens tends to yellow slightly; this may cause you to have problem reading black letters against a blue background or reading blue letters.

Other vision-related problems include floaters, which are tiny solidified fluids within the eye, and dry eyes due to decline in tear-production cells.

Consider the use of eye exercises to help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or presbyopia. Eye exercises are easy and simple to do and you can even do them anywhere and anytime. A few exercises each day can really help you improve your vision significantly.

When you "exercise" your eyes, you move your eye muscles to create up-and-down, side-to-side or circular motion. These movements "work" the muscles controlling back-and-forth movement of your eye's natural lens, to help achieve sight at multiple distances. In addition, eye exercise can change the basic shape of your cornea, thereby instrumental in changing the angle of light entering your eyes for better and more correct focus.

To maintain natural vision health, eat a healthy diet. Antioxidants and vitamins and minerals are critical to boosting vision health.  You need high doses of beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc. Nutritional therapy is an important component of natural self-healing and vision health. Beta-carotene facilitates your body to convert plants into vitamin A, thereby instrumental in boosting normal cell reproduction in the eye, protecting the eye from free radicals, and enhancing night vision, Vitamin C is an important immune system booster, and an agent for making collagen to maintain healthy blood vessels in the eye. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant to protect cell membranes. Zinc is a mineral required by more than 300 enzymes to repair wounds, to optimize vision health, and to protect the eye from free radicals. 

Nutritional therapy also includes supplements of lutein, Taurine, DHA, and ginkgo biloba. Lutein is a carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits, such as collard greens, kale, and spinach. Lutein promotes vision health through its potent antioxidant properties. Taurine transports nutrients to the eye as well as eliminates toxic accumulation in the eye; it promotes retinal health and night vision. DHA, which is an essential Omega-3 fatty acid, enhances the development of the retina. 

Ginkgo biloba is an ancient Chinese herb for vision health.
Most vision problems, whether nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia, have to do with eye stress and strain affecting the shape of the eyes, and hence their capability to focus correctly. Of course, the eyes cannot be relaxed if the body and mind are not. Therefore, it is important to have a holistic approach to vision self-healing.

If you are in your golden years, it is important to have a holistic approach to your health and wellness, which is the wisdom in happy and successful aging. Read my book Your Golden Years and Santa Claus to find out how to live your golden years as if everything isHYPERLINK "" a miracle. Indeed, life is full of challenges, and you must learn how to overcome those challenges, especially in your golden years.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Monday, May 8, 2017

Internal Cleansing to Boost Immunity

Prevention is always better than cure. A change in lifestyle is heading toward the right direction in preventing gallstones in the liver and in the gallbladder.

Liver cleansing

A healthy liver needs regular detoxification.

Drink organic unsweetened apple juice daily for 2 to 3 consecutive days to initiate detoxification.
Eat a raw diet of only fruits and vegetables, with no dairy products, for 2 to 3 days.

Drink a mixture of organic pure olive oil (4 ounces) and equal amount of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Shake well and drink immediately before going to bed.

Drink ginger tea daily for liver and bowel cleansing: juice one lemon, a two-inch fresh ginger root, four cloves, and one stick of cinnamon; add juice to two cups of water in a saucepan; bring to boil, and simmer for 15 minute.

Colon cleansing

Colon cleansing is a must for a healthy digestive system.

Add one teaspoon of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) to one glass of water. Drink this first thing in the morning for up to three weeks. Do this treatment twice a year.

Alternatively, take one to three teaspoons of Castor oil in a glass of warm water. Drink it first thing in the morning or on an empty stomach before going to bed. Do this treatment on a regular basis, or as needed.

Kidney cleansing

Check to see if you may have kidney stones by pulling the skin under your eyes sideways toward your cheekbones to see if there is any visible pimple or protrusion, or discoloration of the skin.

Fasting to detoxify

Go on water fast at least once a month to detoxify your body of accumulated toxins.

Drinking enough water

Drink enough water to maintain adequate bile production and bile consistency. More more than 8 glasses of pure water. Alcohol dehydrates. Avoid all sugary or energy-boosting drinks.

Eating natural unrefined sea salt

Add a pinch of sea salt to your drinking water to alkalize it, as well as to provide important minerals and trace elements.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle with adequate sleep and without undue stress.
Exercise regularly.

Get some detox and cleanse recipes for healthy eating, such as eating beets.

Stephen Lau 
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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