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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Use Your Mind to Heal

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that is treatable but not curable, according to modern medicine. Remember, nothing to set in stone; develop an empty mind. Healing always begins with the mind first and not the body. Therefore, harness your mind power to heal, and see the prognosis of your disease.

The mind is powerful in that it is the origin of all your thoughts, which determine not only who you are but also how you experience your life. Life is a journey of experiences, throughout which the mind plays a pivotal part. Whether an individual is going to be healthy, successful, or happy in life depends on the power of the mind. Mind power is the essence of being. Mind power holds the key to recovery from any disease, including yours from your autoimmune disease. Every thought counts in the process of self-healing.

If you wish to combat, if not to totally cure yourself of, an autoimmune disease, you must first of all have the intent to heal, without which there is no self-cure or recovery, and your battle against the autoimmune disease is already half-lost.

With intent, come concentration and focus to seek self-help to empower yourself with knowledge of self-healing, without which you may be at a loss as to what to do next. Out of sheer ignorance, many simply turn to conventional medicine for treatment; unfortunately, it may be a case of jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

Mind power is also evidenced in its capability to create "reality." Yes, it is all in the mind, and it is always mind over matter.

A placebo effect attests to the power of the mind.

Placebo effect is not just offering magic, hope, and comfort for a cure of a disease. The truth is that the placebo effect is significant—as much as between 35 and 75 percent of patients benefit from taking a dummy pill in studies of new drugs.

My Myasthenia Gravis

According to Western medicine, there is no cure for autoimmune diseases, including myasthenia gravis.

This book is based on the author’s own struggle with his myasthenia gravis. After more than two decades, he is now completely drug-free  with only very minor symptoms.

Follow the author's holistic approach to overcome your autoimmune disease.   

To get your digital copy, click here; to get your paperback copy, click here.

Stephen Lau

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Make the Best of Your Golden Years


Make the best of your golden years, even if you  are living with an autoimmune disease. .

Use Santa Claus as your role model, and live as if everything is a miracle.

Your Golden Years and Santa Claus explains the wisdom of living in the present, the wisdom of letting go, and the wisdom of not picking and choosing -- they are the essentials for happy and successful aging in the golden years. Learn how to think and act like Santa Claus in your golden years.

Your future is always unknown and unknowable, but it is your readiness to get new information and to use your new experience to reassess your current situation that provides a light at the end of the tunnel.

Wake up from your nightmare and live a life that you rightly deserve in your golden years.

Growing older sucks. The alternative is to die younger.

So, make the best and the most of your remaining years; turn them into the golden years of your life in spite of any frailty and adversity you may be facing. Remember, life is a task-master: it teaches you not only how to survive in any challenging circumstance but also how to live as if everything is a miracle, especially in your golden years.

Use Santa Claus as your role model to start believing in yourself, developing the right mindset of successful aging, and acting appropriately and positively. Santa Claus may not be a magic-bullet solution to all your life problems and challenges, but he certainly may open unexpected doors for you in your golden years.

Stephen Lau
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Wisdom of Letting Go



Many human diseases, in particular, autoimmune diseases such as myasthenia gravis, come from stress. To overcome stress, human wisdom is needed. We need human wisdom to ask the right questions, and spiritual wisdom to seek self-enlightening answers to the questions asked throughout our life journey.

Human wisdom comes from the mind: an empty mindset with reverse thinking; mindfulness living in the present with no expectation and no picking; and spontaneity with understanding of the natural cycle of all things, that is, what goes up must also come down. The ancient Tao wisdom from China may enhance human wisdom.

With human wisdom, we may see the wisdom of letting go of all attachments in the material world. Attachments are the raw materials with which we often create the self-delusive realities of the ego-self. Letting go of the ego and all its attachments may let us see the true nature of everything: who we really are, not who we wish we were, and what we really need, not what we desire.

The ego is the human flaw that not only undermines the natural human wisdom but also distorts the lens through which we see the world around us. Therefore, we need spiritual wisdom to complement the inadequate human wisdom, to guide the soul on our life journey. Spiritual wisdom can only be attained through trust and obedience to the Creator, which is letting go to let God.

Mindfulness is the result of letting go of all attachments -- our attachments to the ego-self, to the material world, to our past and our expectation of the future. Consciously and subconsciously, these attachments become our "realities" and  stress us, causing diseases. 

If this book is right for you, you can get it from AMAZON. Click here for the digital copy and here for the paperback edition.


Stephen Lau

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Enhanced Immune System to Avoid Autoimmune Diseases

As with any disease, there are risk factors associated with autoimmunity, as well as triggers of the development of an autoimmune disease.

The risk factors for autoimmunity

Women are more susceptible to autoimmunity than men are. Autoimmune disease strikes women more than it strikes men, particularly women of working age and during their child-bearing years.

The genes of parents who have developed an autoimmune disease may increase the risk factor for autoimmunity.

Viruses, due to a weakened or compromised immune system, may also contribute to the development of an autoimmune disease.

The autoimmunity triggers

The No.1 autoimmunity trigger is stress. Emotional stress, mental stress, and physical stress may trigger autoimmunity, in particular when the immune system is weak.

Other autoimmunity triggers may include behavior and wayward lifestyle, such as alcohol addiction and nicotine consumption.

How to enhance the immune system?

Scientists have discovered that the healthy functioning of the immune system is dependent on your own behavior. In other words, the efficiency of your immune system depends on how well you live. More specifically, foods, herbs, and lifestyle factors all play a pivotal part in the health of your immune system. Therefore, only YOU can enhance immune system because only YOU are responsible for your own health.

We are living in a culture that relies on external means for healing, such as the use of pills, potions, and surgeries. What is missing in the Western medical system is the philosophy that the body is capable of protecting itself against any illness, as well as healing itself of the illness, and that the role of the physician is to promote the self-healing process of the patient to re-establish health and wellness. Without this missing link, the immune system becomes compromised and vulnerable.

The criteria for a strong immune system

A strong immune system must have the following: 

Effective  communication between the immune cells (they fight against foreign invaders)

Increased production of immune cells

Reduced production of free radicals (damaging oxidation produced in the natural process of growth and rejuvenation of human cells)

Optimum environment for blood and tissues where immune cells work

The immune system diet

In addition to taking immune system vitamins to boost immune system, you need to use diet, such as a natural thyroid diet, to protect your immune system.

Eat fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts daily.

Eat natural foods. Cooking, food processing, and freezing destroy some of the health-promoting nutrients in your foods.

Eat phytonutrients, which are plant nutrients. They include carotenoids, flavonoids, and phytosterols, among others.

Carotenoids

Dark green, yellow, red, and orange vegetables and fruits are rich in carotenoids. They are potent antioxidants against free radicals, and they include the following: bilberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, citrus fruits, ginkgo biloba, grapes, green tea, onions, peppers, and tangerines.

Pytosterols

Phytosterols are plant fats (just like animal fats). Plant fats inhibit the secretion of inflammatory cytokines (pain-causing agents), and are therefore effective in controlling rheumatoid arthritis, one of the most debilitating and difficult-to-treat diseases today.

Foods rich in phytosterols include the following: almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, barley, peas, and soybeans.

Vitamin A to prevent thymus shrinkage (5,000 IU daily dosage)

Vitamin B6 to maintain hormone levels and to prevent thymus shrinkage (50 mg daily dosage)

Vitamin C to regulate T-cell (white blood thymus cells) function (at least 1,000 mg daily dosage or up to bowel tolerance)

Vitamin E to increase infection resistance (400 0800 IU daily dosage)

Selenium to increase T-cell activity and antibody production for detoxification (100 mcg daily dosage)

Zinc to boost your thymus for maturing T-cells to fight invaders (15 mg daily dosage)

Coenzyme Q10 to increase energy production for cells’ activities

L-glutathione to regenerate immune cells in the immune system (200 mg daily dosage)

Magnesium to increase enzymatic reactions (100 mg daily dosage)

DHEA to control cortisol, the stress hormone (5 mg daily dosage)

The immune system herbs

Your body is a self-cleaning mechanism, which uses your liver, kidneys, urine, feces, breath, and sweat to detoxify your body of toxins. Herbs can provide you with safe, natural, time-tested methods to improve the natural functions of your body to support and boost the immune system.

Some of the most immune system herbs include: black walnut, cascara sagrada, cayenne, dandelion, echinacea, fennel seed, Indian rhubarb root, licorice root, milk thistle, psyllium husk, red clover, slipper elm inner bark, and yarrow.

Use some of these herbs to boost immune system, and they are obtainable on the Internet.

Relaxation

Stress is not only one of the most contributing factors to but also a major trigger of an autoimmune disease in a compromised and weakened immune system. Therefore, relaxation is an important immune system booster because it de-stresses you. But living a life of relaxation is not easy. Relaxation has to do with having a holistic, practical, and honest approach to life, involving the physical body, the mind, and the soul. Relaxation is not about taking a holiday, going fishing, watching a movie, or reading a book; relaxation is about living -- how to live your life without stress. Relaxation is an integral part of life, without which there is no stress relief. Relaxation is about learning how to deal with life natural flow, and how to go along with it -- that is, going around life problems, instead of avoiding them or confronting them head on. Relaxation is about spontaneity of living.

Learn how to use Tao wisdom, the ancient human wisdom from China, to relax your mind, thereby instrumental in relaxing your body as well. 

Learn how to use meditation healing to cope with everyday stress to relax both the body and the mind.

Conquering stress helps you get back your life by overcoming stress, depression, and anxiety, without the use of drugs and medications. These ailments and disorders are commonly associated with aging and autoimmune diseases.

Stephen Lau
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Alcohol Drinking and the Immune System

If you have an autoimmune disease, such as myasthenia gravis, stay away from alcohol, which may easily lead to alcohol addiction, resulting in alcoholism, the root cause of auto accidents, divorces, loss of employment, and health deterioration, among other disasters in life. Anyway, alcohol is bad for the immune system.

Alcohol dependence

Alcohol dependence may start with being a social drinker, who drinks a little too much. Then comes the frequent use of alcohol for self-medication to overcome loneliness and stress, among other psychological and emotional problems in life.

Development of alcohol dependence often comes in different phases:

From a heavy social drinker, you begin to develop alcohol tolerance.

During drinking episodes, you may have memory lapses.

You begin to have little or no control over your drinking.

You experience prolonged binges of drunkenness, accompanied by both mental and physical complications.

Behavioral signs of alcohol dependence include personality changes, such as irritability, uncontrolled rage, and selfishness.

Physical symptoms include nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, tingling and trembling sensations, irregular pulse, confusion and memory loss.

Alcohol  detoxification

Alcoholics require detoxification to overcome withdrawal symptoms experienced after quitting.

Detoxification has to be followed by long-term therapy treatments:

Medical treatments to deal with withdrawal symptoms and cravings

Psychological treatments to deal with behavioral and emotional problems (often in a group setting)

Social treatments to deal with problems at work and at home

Beer drinking

If you drink more than two glasses of beer a day, you may gradually develop alcohol tolerance, ending up in drinking more. If you have problems with your immune system, abstain from alcohol!

Alcoholism is a complex problem affecting the body, the mind, and the soul. The bottom line: overcome your alcohol addiction at all cost to help you eliminate the symptoms of autoimmune disease.

Stephen Lau
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