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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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The TAO of Living for Life

This book is about the art of living well, which is being in the material world we are all living in, but without being of this mundane world. This daunting and challenging task requires profound human wisdom, which comes from TAO wisdom, the ancient wisdom from Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, more than 2,600 years ago.

Lao Tzu was the author of the immortal classic Tao Te Ching, made up of 81 short chapters of Chinese poetry on human wisdom, one of the most translated books in world literature.

This book explains the essentials of TAO wisdom, based on Stephen Lau's own translation and interpretation of Lao Tzu's immortal classic Tao Te Ching with his comments after each of the 81 chapters. Living for life is the wisdom of living in this contemporary age. It is not easy, so you need TAO wisdom.

For more information, click here.

The TAO of Living for Life shows you the wisdom of living not just for yourself, but also for others as well --  just as the famous English poet John Donne says: "No man is an island."  Once you perceive this intricate inter-connection between people, you will self-intuit the wisdom of Lao Tzu.  After all, according to Lao Tzu, there is no word or blueprint for human wisdom -- it is all about self-intuition.

Stephen Lau


Monday, September 24, 2018

The Ancient Healing Wisdom


To be diagnosed with myasthenia gravis is a devastating experience, especially when your doctor told you there is no known cure to date, except managing the symptoms of your autoimmune disease. Don't feel desperate and despondent because you have no idea how you got the autoimmune disease; despair  will only lead to worsening of your autoimmune disease symptoms. Self-efficacy, which is self-belief, is critically important in healing any disease. Since time immemorial, it has been human nature to get healed from disease and disharmony in the body and the mind. For thousands of years, physicians and sages have acquired and assimilated wisdom in healing.

What is wisdom in healing?

Wisdom is the ability to interpret information in order to influence one' s choices in actions that will ultimately transform the body and the mind. Wisdom in healing is therefore the use of right choices for right actions to facilitate the natural self-healing process innate in humans.

The wisdom of some of the ancient health and healing systems manifests the importance of holistic wellness and the power of natural healing:

(1) Hippocrates (born around 450 B.C.) was the Father of Medicine. His Greek medical system was based on moderation for a balanced lifestyle in harmony with nature for natural healing. Hippocrates once said: "A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession, and learn how to treat his illnesses by his own judgment." In other words, if an individual takes good care of his or her health, that individual is in fact saying: "Doctor, you're fired!"

(2) The Tibetan health system came under the influence of Buddha, and Tibetan monks who practiced compassion and mindfulness. Tibetan medicine emphasizes virtuous conduct, a healthy diet, regular daily activity and seasonal routines to promote all-round health and natural healing. In addition, its medical system heavily relies on herbal cures for natural healing. For more information on Tibetan natural healing, go to: The Five Tibetan Rites, a set of physical activities to promote physical and mental wellness.

(3) The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also embraces an extensive herbal medicine. For thousands of years, Chinese doctors have believed that "qi" (internal life energy) flows throughout the body by way of channels or meridians. This internal life force is capable of continuous circulation to provide oxygen and nutrients to different parts of the body when there is balance between opposite forces of "yin" and "yang." Essentially, these internal “qi” energies are energies of the universe. Imbalance results in stagnation or blockage of "qi", which is the cause of disease. (For more information, visit my website: Chinese Natural Healing.)

(4) The Ayurveda system in India is the "science of life" that has been practiced for thousands of years. This medical system advocates all inclusiveness for natural healing. Essentially, any doctrinal or ideological imperative must defer to the well-being of the patient. In other words, Ayurveda not only eliminates the process of disease but also restores the health of the patient to its original physical, mental, and emotional wholeness.

The major difference between the wisdom of these long-standing health systems and that of modern Western medicine is that the former focuses on the prevention and natural healing, while the latter emphasizes the cure and the removal of disease symptoms. There is a saying that if the only tool you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail to you. For Western doctors, their hammers are the prescription drugs. They emphasize eliminating the symptoms of disease, instead of eradicating the causes. 

Western medicine provides invaluable medical knowledge through experimental research, while the ancient medical systems provide wisdom. Knowledge does not necessarily make one wise; true wisdom is the intuition, interpretation, and application of right knowledge.

To find out more about wisdom in living, read my book: The Book of Life and Living.

The first step towards coping with myasthenia gravis is to empower yourself with knowledge about the autoimmune disease, and then take appropriate actions to eradicate its symptoms. Healing is possible if you believe it.

Stephen Lau
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Free Radicals and Autoimmune Diseases


Cells make up your body organs. When your cells die, your body organs fail and health deteriorates; as a result, you age and die.


To maintain and sustain life, some of your cells replicate themselves continually, such as epithelial cells in your intestine, while others do not divide, such as your heart cells and neurons in your brain.


All human cells require energy and oxygen to function normally, and in this oxidative process free radicals are created. For example, when you breathe in life-giving oxygen, you also breathe out harmful carbon dioxide. This oxidative process is how your Creator has ingeniously built normal cell death into your body system to ensure your mortality. Slowly and accumulatively, these free radicals build up in your cells, leading to premature cell death.


The human body is composed of negatively and positively charged molecules, which must be balanced in order to enable these cells to function normally. When any imbalance occurs, a free radical is formed in these molecules. A free radical may damage other nearby molecules, causing them to produce more free radicals, and thus producing a free radical chain reaction.


Free radicals can also be caused by external factors: alcohol and tobacco; chemicals and pesticides from foods and pharmaceutical drugs; heavy metals, such as cadmium and lead, from the environment; radiation from the sun and other sources, such as cell phones.


Oxygen free radicals and other free radicals in the human body may cause damages to cells and neurons, such as the neurons in the brain, the cumulative damage to the DNA, resulting in human cancers, heart damage in the form of plague formation on the walls of heart arteries.


Most importantly, the presence of free radicals weakens the human immune system, which is essentially a network of cells and organs that communicate with one another in order to identify the invaders and attack them so as to protect the body from diseases and infections.


A malfunctioning immune system is the major cause of autoimmune diseases, which come in many different forms with many different symptoms; there are as many as over 100 autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune disease occurs when the immune cells "attack" the body's own organs and tissues, instead of protecting them from foreign invaders. As an illustration, in allergies, the body perceives something harmless, such as pollen, as potentially dangerous, and begins to produce large amounts of pollen antibody. In the next pollen encounter, the immune system "remembers" the first exposure, and consequently releases powerful chemicals causing sneezing, wheezing, and other allergic symptoms. In an autoimmune disease, the "attack" will repeat itself, and thus causing long-term damage.

For more information on how I struggled with my autoimmune disease and how I successfully overcame many of the disease symptoms, read my book My Myasthenia Gravis.

Stephen Lau 

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Natural Treatments of Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms


Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease characterized by weakness of muscles in the body, in particular, the eye muscles. One of the main causes of the disease is a dysfunctional immune system, and stress is a major contributing factor. Stress is an enemy of autoimmune diseases. Chronic stress can cause your body to maintain physiological reactions for long periods of time, and these reactions can damage different parts of your organs and tissues, including your immune system. In addition, stress can lead to depletion of vital nutrients in your body, particularly DHEA (a hormone critical to aging and longevity), vitamin C, and the B-complex vitamins. Therefore, it is important to stress proof your body, and sleep is the best anti-stressor for your body and mind.

There is no known cure according to conventional Western medicine. However, its symptoms can be controlled, not necessarily by steroid medications with their undesirable side effects, but by total relaxation of the body and the mind. Relaxation is the most natural state of being. To maintain this state, you need natural herbs, not man-made pharmaceutical drugs.

Herbal medicine is the most widespread of all forms of medicine. Aromatherapy is one form of natural medicine, which makes use of essential oils from plants. Essential oils, with concentrated substances obtained from plants, have efficacious medicinal values. It is based on the concept of smell, which affects not only your emotions but also your moods, and therefore conducive to natural physical and mental health through total relaxation. Aromatherapy has a long history and tradition: the Arabs were the first to use essential oils to promote health and wellness through body and mind relaxation.


To maintain the efficacy of essential oils, do not use oils consecutively for several days. Also, do not inhale too much at one time: more is not necessarily better, because the olfactory center of your brain may become overwhelmed, causing headaches or even nausea.

A good way to use essential oils is to place a few drops on the surface of the bath water just before bathing. Another way of application is to dilute it into a base vegetable oil before applying to the skin in massage.

To optimize the use of essential oils, also build up your body's stress-proof reserves by getting adequate sleep. You can create a bedtime ritual for yourself. Parents often give their sleep-resistant children a routine ritual. This strategy can also apply to grown-ups. Do not get into the habit of watching TV to make you doze off. Once the habit is formed, you may find it difficult to sleep without the TV. Do not rely on medications to make you sleep.

Try using essential oils to manage and control your myasthenia gravis symptoms. You feel much relaxed, and there is nothing to lose but everything to gain in terms of your physical and mental wellness.

Learn How to Use Essential Oils: Get everything you need to know about aromatherapy, including making your own recipes for natural healing of the body and the mind through total relaxation.

Stephen Lau

Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Thursday, September 13, 2018

My Newly Published Book on HUMAN WISDOM

The TAO of Living for Life

This book is about the art of living well, which is being in the material world we are all living in, but without being of this mundane world. This daunting and challenging task requires profound human wisdom, which comes from TAO wisdom, the ancient wisdom from Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, more than 2,600 years ago.

Lao Tzu was the author of the immortal classic Tao Te Ching, made up of 81 short chapters of Chinese poetry on human wisdom, one of the most translated books in world literature.

This book explains the essentials of TAO wisdom, based on Stephen Lau's own translation and interpretation of Lao Tzu's immortal classic Tao Te Ching with his comments after each of the 81 chapters. Living for life is the wisdom of living in this contemporary age. It is not easy, so you need TAO wisdom.

For more information, click here.

The TAO of Living for Life shows you the wisdom of living not just for yourself, but also for others as well --  just as the famous English poet John Donne says: "No man is an island."  Once you perceive this intricate inter-connection between people, you will self-intuit the wisdom of Lao Tzu.  After all, according to Lao Tzu, there is no word or blueprint for human wisdom -- it is all about self-intuition.

Stephen Lau

Monday, September 10, 2018

An Alternative Approach to Autoimmune Diseases


An Alternative Approach to Autoimmune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is due to a dysfunctional immune system that attacks its own cells, mistaking them for foreign invaders. For example, an autoantibody attack on the receptor responsible for the communication between the nervous system and voluntary muscles triggers the onset of myasthenia gravis, which is one of the many autoimmune diseases. One of the hallmark characteristics of myasthenia gravis is muscle weakness, which results from the miscommunication of the nervous system and voluntary muscles.

Any autoimmune disease is problematic in that its cause is relatively unknown. In general, there are multiple causes of autoimmune diseases.

Environmental agents can trigger the onset or deterioration of an autoimmune disease.

Another important factor in the causes of autoimmune diseases is the genetic factor.

Lifestyle and diet may also initiate an attack or worsen existing conditions. For example, insufficient vitamin D from the sun may be implicated in the disease; however, too much ultraviolet from the sun may not be beneficial to the immune system. A diet rich in gluten, which is a protein, may cause inflammation in the small intestine, resulting in pain, and thus blocking the absorption of nutrients.

According to conventional medicine, there is no cure an autoimmune disease because it is caused by not just one factor but a combination of several factors. Due to the complexity of the disease, it is important to have a holistic approach to treating the autoimmune diseases. Using medications alone is an inadequate approach to autoimmune diseases. 

A holistic approach means an alternative approach to disease. In the past two decades, many people have sought alternative medicine after they have exhausted all treatments of conventional medicine with respect to autoimmune diseases. Thousands of research studies on plant nutrients and herbs, and vitamins and minerals performed in university laboratories and clinical settings have attested to the effectiveness of alternative and complementary medicine. 

To cure any autoimmune disease you may have, you must empower yourself with knowledge and information before you can embark on a holistic and alternative approach to your health and wellness. Do not just think out of the box; create your own box. 

Your Golden Years and Santa Claus shows you how to cope with your health issues, especially in your golden years.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© 2018 by Stephen Lau


Thursday, September 6, 2018

A Holistic Approach to Autoimmune Diseases


Holistic Approach to Autoimmune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is caused by a dysfunctional immune system that attacks its own cells, mistaking them for foreign invaders. To illustrate, myasthenia gravis, which is one of the many autoimmune diseases. Is due to an autoantibody attack on the receptor responsible for the communication between the nervous system and voluntary muscles. Its dysfunction leads to muscle weakness, resulting in drooping eyelids, which is the hallmark of myasthenia gravis. The miscommunication of the nervous system and voluntary muscles may also cause difficulty in swallowing.

Any autoimmune disease is problematic in that its cause is relatively unknown. In general, there are multiple causes of autoimmune diseases: the genetic factor; the toxic environmental agents leading to the deterioration of the immune system; the unhealthy lifestyle, such as smoking and drinking; and even a diet rich in gluten, which is a protein, causing inflammation in the small intestine, resulting in pain, and thus blocking the absorption of nutrients.

Because of its multiple causes, an autoimmune disease is incurable according to Western medicine. Due to the complexity of the disease, it is important to have a holistic approach to treating the autoimmune diseases. Using medications alone is an inadequate approach to autoimmune diseases. 

A holistic approach means an alternative approach to disease. In the past two decades, many people have sought alternative medicine after they have exhausted all treatments of conventional medicine with respect to autoimmune diseases. Thousands of research studies on plant nutrients and herbs, and vitamins and minerals performed in university laboratories and clinical settings have attested to the efficacy of alternative and complementary medicine. 

To cure any autoimmune disease you may have to empower yourself with knowledge and information before you can embark on a holistic approach to your autoimmune disease, if you unfortunately have been inflicted with one.


Stephen Lau 
Copyright ©2018 by Stephen Lau


Monday, September 3, 2018

Understanding Your Immune System


An autoimmune disease is a result of breakdown or malfunction of the immune system. There are more than one hundred immune system disorders. Modern medicine is unable to explain or specifically identify the causes of autoimmune diseases. Despite the advancement of modern science and technology, frustration and disappointment are part of modern medicine in the area of autoimmunity.

Autoimmune disorders are becoming more rampant. By and large, women are more vulnerable to them than men are. Men have a higher incidence of mellitus diabetes and myocarditis than women; other than those, women are 3 to 6 times more prone to autoimmune diseases than men. Are you at risk?

It is important to understand how and why you may have an autoimmune disease.

First and foremost, you must have an understanding of your immune system in layman's term. Your immune system is made up of four parts, and each part has its unique function. The human immune system is very complex -- a testament to the ingenuity and mystery of human creation -- in that it involves the whole human body, not just certain body organs and tissues. Its basic function is to warn the body of imminent dangers of viruses and bacteria (unfortunately, many of us just ignore these tale-telling signs, or we simply fail to decipher these body messages). In addition, the immune system "remembers" these foreign invaders or antigens (the intention is to identify similar invaders in future for better disease-prevention purpose). Furthermore, the white blood cells in the immune system produce antibodies, which are chemicals that attach to and attack specific antigens. These white blood cells also send "messages" that cause "inflammation" in response to an injury or antigen, and thus instrumental in preventing an infection from spreading elsewhere. In other words, they receive "chemical instructions" to nip the disease or infection in the bud.

In short, the immune system serves different functions of identification, activation, mobilization, and attack.

Understanding your immune system may help you protect you from developing autoimmune diseases, which, according to Western medicine, there is no known cure, due to their complexity.

Stephen Lau
Copyright©2018 by Stephen Lau