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“Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry.”
The Big Short
I have been reading a book these past few months called The End of Alzheimer’s – The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale E. Bredesen, MD.
The doctor who wrote the book is well respected and a professor at UCLA. This book has become incredibly relevant to my understanding of both chronic addiction and Self Injurious Skin Picking Disorder (SISPD). The doctor’s approach to treating chronic illness is so aligned with the books I have researched and written on the above disorders I have written about, I felt incredibly vindicated… and you should, too.
First of all, he addresses illness not in terms of one size treatment fits all. Bredesen calls his protocol ReCODE. And this integrative approach will help anyone addressing any form of compulsive addiction or disorder as well, because it ALL stems from mental and brain IMBALANCE. Dr. Bredesen gives the example that there are many contributing factors to such disease (in the case of the book, Alzheimers – but it pertains to most other disorders such as addiction and OCD).
He says that drug companies that give a dingle drug or pill to combat a disorder are like…
“roofers called to a home that had been pummeled with baseball-sized hail. The storm has left dozens of holes in the roof, which the homeowners would like fixed. Yet the roofers fixated on a single hole with roofing tar, keeping the rain from pouring in. Unfortunately, they did nothing about the other thirty-five holes, and the home is filling up with so much rainwater the owners are looking up specs for an arc.”
This is what I have tried to express in my books, Kiss Addiction Goodbye and Stop Picking On Me. There is no ‘silver bullet’ to make you better. You need a whole shotgun shell full of silver pellets on a wide span that focus on the Mind, Body and Spiritual underpinnings of dysfunction and disease. That is the whole point of an ‘integrative’ approach to healing: integrating the human brain, heart, and soul as one cohesive being.
In the case of the Bredesen book, this doctor takes an integrative approach to the multiple physical and mental aspects of mental imbalance. The ReCODE ‘programmatics’ approach protocol includes
On the ‘spiritual’ front of dealing with addictions and compulsions, I love 12 step programs, but especially love the ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Parents) program: because once you have a tarp over the roof to stop the downpour of problems in your life, you must go within to start healing up the original emotional holes that caused the roof to leak in the first place! The good news is that the information is all getting out there! There has never been a better time to get healed. As the Beatles might say when you’re fixing some holes… “It really doesn’t matter if you’re wrong – you’re right where you belong!”
Here is my favorite quote from this book:
“When Archimedes, in the third century BCE said, “Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand, and I will move the Earth,” he probably did not realize that the twenty-first-century version of his proposed lever would be constructed of billions of nervous systems and electrons and the collective synaptic network of billions of nervous systems. “Nonetheless, I think he would agree that social networking is truly moving the Earth. And I have seen that it can move people to take control of their cognitive fate in ways they might not have used had they not been part of a social network.”
In other words, YOU are now empowered with knowledge beyond your wildest dreams. YOU can make the difference in your life. YOU can change the world by getting healthier and becoming a more whole YOU.
Let’s do this! Let’s do this now!
Futura House is thrilled to announce that we are collaborating with talented voice actor, David James, to produce the ACX Amazon and iTunes Audiobook version of Kiss Addition Goodbye. Dave is a thirty year veteran of the stage and a fifteen year professional Host and Broadcaster. He was a much beloved host on QVC for nine years, where he was responsible for creating and executing the sales strategy, marketing and demonstrations of over 5,000 products a year!!! . . . on live television!
“When it gets down to it, I am a storyteller at heart. I love to find great subjects and share their story with the world and it doesn’t have to be a person! It could be researching an experience a destination or a product. Then, take that information and transform it into a simple direct story that engages the intended audience into action.
I can tell a story through public speaking, audio, broadcast, video or social media. I feel the best thing I bring to the table is the ability to strategize, produce and execute the best outlet for the audience.”
Most recently he has created a photography business that has grown into a full studio servicing the Philadelphia area. He has been recognized by a national celebrity clientele as a leader in photography including fashion, lifestyle, head shot and corporate photography.
Come and say and get $5 off your copy of Kiss Addiction Goodbye at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this week.
We have attended the Heirloom Festival before and always love this conference. It is filled with kindred spirits who care about their food, their planet earth, their community, and most importantly, their gardens. Plus, it is totally affordable!!!
If you are looking for something to do this coming week? Come on down.
Make sure you say hi! We’re doing a presentation on Wednesday September 6th, at 5PM. We’ll be showing off our Urban Food Forest Homestead in the Las Vegas Desert. With many plants inspired by the Essene gardeners. And in addition, we’ll be bringing seeds to share and fresh picked Jujubes.
SEPTEMBER 5-7 2017, Santa Rosa CA
My latest book, ‘Kiss Addiction Goodbye,’ has been officially released.
The date chosen was 8-17-17 (8-8-8 numerologically)
I are not going to promote this book in the traditional sense and try to get everyone to buy it on Amazon on the same day… I just want to simply let word-of-mouth suffice. Let those who need it, find it, organically.
If you think the book might be helpful to someone, please do consider sharing the link.
In 1939, a revolutionary book was released. Alcoholics Anonymous,
aka the Big Book, has literally helped millions of people…
…except for those millions more it has NOT helped.
Kiss Addiction Goodbye is “an Essential Read for Anyone who still suffers from Addiction, and everyone else who knows an addict, and wants to understand WHY?”
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Next week we embark on our first ChocoFrolic Tour of Arizona…
When we teach our raw chocolate classes, we touch on brain chemistry and addiction issues as well as teach how to make your own raw chocolate. That’s we believe that a spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down!
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