Jennifer Lake's Blog

October 7, 2009

What’s Your BQ?


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“BQ” is your Biological Quotient. It’s closely related to your IQ and EQ. I don’t know if anyone else has coined the term yet, but I happily know that the concept is well illustrated in the body-mind-spirit gestalt (IQ,EQ,BQ) where a tangible proof of wholeness has real life values. A body temple would simply be a flimsy facade without a generous BQ. How do you know if your BQ is low? You would probably feel chronically depressed and run-down, irritable, unsociable, or worse; fearful and unloved.

The concept of BQ emerged from a personal experience of making simple but significant changes to my diet –I went raw; meat, milk, eggs, everything– and the impact was immediate. Previously, my diet was about 50% raw (mainly fruits and vegetables) and for a time I struggled with the challenge of undoing preconditioned aversions to foods like raw meat. The “power of food” took on such a profound meaning that I started a quest for information seeking support and comfort for these ‘new’ ideas –not new at all! In fact, the scientific literature is loaded with studies and experiments that few people have dared to publicize against the prevailing food conventions of our time.

A high BQ is a true measure of health, and no one can tell you how to measure it –you will just know. The word ‘health’ means ‘whole’ and it also means ‘holy’. Your BQ is the natural intelligence that integrates the living substance of the earth with the body-mind of your animal creature. It is 90% of your physical material and mediates the quality of your existence. It’s your ‘in-forming principle’. Raising my own BQ has resulted in a deep sense of groundedness and satisfaction that has stabilized and empowered my ‘other’ intelligences. All I can say is TRY IT!

Getting started:
…is a willingness to improve and eliminate the refined, processed and toxic additives from your diet, choosing instead to eat foods the way nature provides and do your own ‘processing’.
This wonderful essay from the Weston A. Price foundation highlights the gifts of health from the lessons of ‘traditional primitives’. http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional_diets/ancient_dietary_wisdom.html

excerpts:
“Price took photograph after photograph of beautiful smiles and noted that the natives were invariably cheerful and optimistic. Such people were characterized by ‘splendid physical development’ and an almost complete absence of disease, even those living in physical environments that were extremely harsh”.

..”groups that had come into contact with traders or missionaries and had abandoned their traditional diet for foodstuffs [like]..sugar, refined grains, canned foods, pasteurized milk and devitalized fats and oils…[had] rampant tooth decay, infectious illness and degenerative conditions. Children born to parents who had adopted the so-called civilized diet had crowded and crooked teeth, narrowed faces, deformities of bone structure and reduced immunity to disease. Price concluded that race had nothing to do with these changes..”

“In the Swiss village where Price began his investigations, the inhabitants lived on rich dairy products –unpasteurized milk, butter, cream and cheese– dense rye bread, meat occasionally, bone broth soups and the few vegetables they could cultivate during the short summer months…The children went barefoot in frigid streams during weather that forced Dr. Price and his wife to wear heavy wool coats; nevertheless childhood illnesses were virtually nonexistent and there had never been a single case of TB in the village.”

“African cattle-keeping tribes like the Masai consumed no plant foods at all; just meat, blood and milk….Southsea islanders..ate seafood of every sort..along with pork meat and fat and a variety of plant foods including coconut, manioc and fruit. Insects were another common food in all regions except the Arctic…”

“Price discovered ‘The diets of healthy native groups contained at least 10 times more vitamin A and vitamin D than the American diet of his day. These vitamins are found only in animal fats –butter, lard, egg yolks, fish oils and foods with fat-rich cellular membranes like liver and other organ meats, fish eggs and shell fish. Price referred to the fat soluble vitamins as ‘catalysts’ or ‘activators’ upon which the assimilation of all the other nutrients depended..”

“..researchers used such foods very successfully for the treatment of respiratory diseases such as TB, asthma, allergies and emphysema. One of these was Francis Pottenger whose sanirorium in Monrovia California served liberal amounts of liver, butter, cream and eggs to convalescing patients….Dr. Price consistently found that healthy ‘primitives’ whose diets contained adequate nutrients from animal protein and fat had a cheerful, positive attitude to life.”

…more to come

September 20, 2009

Dis-ease Begins In The Brain


Have you heard that Influenza is not contagious?…perhaps no one has explained it adequately, but the work of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer and his German New Medicine illustrates how this is so.

Dr. Hamer has developed a brilliant system of diagnoses with the use of CT (computerized tomography, radiograph) scanning based on his personal experience with cancer. Against considerable odds of persecution and imprisonment, the German New Medicine is “standing traditional medicine on its head”. Literally, one thinks. The New Medicine embraces a comprehensive approach of brain-directed injury and healing that employs the total resources of an organism’s biological ‘stuff’ in the process we call disease.  The brain displays the initial ‘injury’, what Hamer calls the “HH” or “Hamer’s seat”, as an energetic disturbance on a radiograph. The affected area of the brain highlights the corresponding organ(s) where an injury develops (lesion, ulcer, tumor, etc.) and a healing crisis ensues.

The cause of tissue/organ injury results from a “conflict shock” –great emotional stress– that begins what the doctor calls the “Dirk Hamer Syndrome” (DHS) named for his son who was murdered, initiating his own personal conflict-shock which led to cancer within a matter of 3 months.
Through this crisis, and considerable experience as a physician, Dr. Hamer gained his insight. Fear, grief and intense emotion, whether sudden or chronic, avoidable or unavoidable, has everything to do with it. Emotions are the ‘chooser’ of the time/place of illness. Disease returns when the emotional causes of it remain. “Biological conflict-shock is not a complex Freudian abstraction; it is a real life conflict that is very acute, traumatic and usually isolating (not easy to discuss or mull over with others)…Typically, it is life-threatening or fear-inducing news that causes this kind of shock. Hence, the sadly self-fulfilling aspect of a [disease]..”

According to New Medicine “every disease has a two-phased occurrence”, described as “cold” and “warm”. Cold being the “conflict-active” phase, the initiating sequence, and Warm being the “conflict-resolved”, or healing, phase. Dr. Hamer’s english-language website, http://www.newmedicine.ca/overview.php, explains:..”traditional medical practice has not correctly recognized a single disease. The healing-phase (e.g. ‘grippe’ or flu) in the cold diseases was either overlooked or misdiagnosed as a separate disease…These cold and warm diseases were not individual diseases but actually one of the two phases of one illness. Moreover, the cold phase is always first and the warm is always the second.”

“Dr. Hamer states that the biology of humans or animals is neither senseless nor without a system; there are no meaningless or random cancerous growths and no senseless or randomly occurring microbes…The brain directs all microbes. The immune system, traditionally imagined as a sort of army in the body fighting malignant cancerous cells and malignant [proliferating] microbes in a great battle, does not exist in this sense…no disease need be fatal.”…”Microbes, our helpers and companions, are directed by the brain. Microbes have worked for us, not against us, as faithful servants over umpteen billions of years of evolution…All microbes are more or less specialized, not only in view of the organs they work on, but also in the way and style in which they work..”

“Viruses are simply construction or reconstruction workers. They bring about significant swelling and refill ulcers and cellular substance losses..”

“Bacteria function as clean-up workers..”

“Fungi and mycobacteria are a destruction crew, i.e. they destroy..tumors..”

“The Spanish have coined a term for the German New Medicine; they call it La Medicina Sagrada (the Sacred Medicine)…nature is orderly…every occurrence in nature is meaningful…”

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