An Introduction From Dr. Steve

10 03 2011

Hello, and thank you in advance for reading, asking questions, supporting us, calling us out when an idea is not clear and concise  seems inaccurate.

You will notice a different “feel” to many of our blogs.  This is for a number of reasons.  First, at different times in our life, we are faced with different struggles.  How we go about solving them is different for everyone, and may be different in each situation.  Second, the topic of our blog will be in regards to a recent conversation, piece of literature, something in the news, basically whatever happens to be challenging or worthy of reference at a point in our life.  The purpose of the blog will be to stimulate thought, raise questions in your mind, inform you, clarify a confusing topic, and occasionally, perhaps instill a bit of inspiration.  Our intent is never to anger, although at times I guarantee we will anger you.  Sometimes the Truth is tough to swallow.  Tough.  No more apologizing.  No more Sugarcoating.  We (and many of our colleagues) have kept our mouth shut long enough, and it’s driving me crazy.  The world needs to know the truth, so we’ll start with doing our small part, and eventually it will be much more than just a small part.  It’s going to be huge (and I thank you in advance for your kind words of support and telling others about us).

My viewpoint on life, and the direction of this blog, starts here—We were created (by God, “Innate Intelligence, Buddha, “Chi”, or whatever/whoever you choose to call it) perfectly.  He doesn’t “screw up”.  Ever.  Our bodies were created for health.  We were designed to be healthy, strong, active, vibrant, loving creatures.  In a pure and sufficient world, we should not ever have to fear sickness, disease, or suffering.  Sickness should not be a constant, continual part of human existence.  Those that say it is are misguided.  Yes, we will face challenges.  Yes, life gets difficult from time to time.  Yes, accidents happen. Yes, we have a lot up against us here in America.  Yes, there are cases that appear to be an exception on the surface.  But we were designed for this; designed to grow and respond and learn from past mistakes.  Discomfort is indication for change.  We weren’t designed to accept defeat and slowly, sadly wither away.  We’ve all been there.  I’ve been there.  And I apologize for not taking a stand earlier.

Our body and mind were designed as a temple.  We are to care for our body with upmost respect, care, and diligence. Not to be abused, taken advantage of or taken for granted.  (Here is a quote from the Bible, my chosen Faith.  I’m sure in your particular faith, you will find a similar message:

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?   If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

In exchange, our body and mind will do its part to return the favor. This means More Energy, More Life, More Vitality.  We now know that 75-95% of  chronic disease in America is directly related to our lifestyle choices.  Guess what?  Sickness is NOT an event.  It is a series of 100s of 1000s of choices over a day, a month, a year, a lifetime.  These daily “forks” in the road arrive you at the point on your journey you are at today.  Too bad most of us never bothered to check the map until we were already somewhere we don’t want to be (chronically ill).  Or worse yet, your medical doctor or well meaning friend gave you the wrong map, or only gave you part of it.

In the Movie “I Am Legend”, there is a quote from the movie that will stick with me forever, because although the movie is fiction, the statement made by Will Smith couldn’t ring more true today.  The basis of the movie is that a man-made virus is taking over the world, turning everyone into Zombies.  Will is frantically looking for a cure as the world around him is destroyed.  While him and his counterpart are in their impenetrable basement lab, she gets a view of the almost unrecognizable zombies.  The only words she could muster together are “Oh My God…”  Will’s character replies, “God didn’t do this, we did…”   Now substitute Will and his counterpart with our ancestors from thousands of years ago.  The zombies are modern day humans (I picture them walking into a McDonald’s).  The virus is, well, the average American lifestyle.  Sedentary, chemically toxic, nutritionally deficient, angry, entitled, and stressed out.  “This virus” has left the average human literally unrecognizable to our ancestors of long ago.  All the chronic sickness and disease in our country (On average, Americans live the last 16 years of their life with some sort of disability)—God didn’t do this, WE did.  The problems of starvation, trauma, poisoning from a lack of refrigeration and sanitation have been replaced with a lifetime of sickness—diabetes, heart disease, obesity, thyroid problems, asthma, allergies, autism, acne, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and thousands of other names for the same thing—a toxic and deficient lifestyle—and all this literally created, partially inadvertently, partially purposely, by humanity itself.

Anyhow, I digress.  Back to our “I Am Legend” analogy.  In that world, there is a place where they have been able to keep the virus out.  They’ve done this by putting up walls and destroying whatever comes close.  This is where the movie diverges from our little analogy.  In our world, the walls are being built by lobbyists for many not-so-well meaning industries and companies, not to keep the “virus” out, but to keep us IN (a topic for future blogs).  Trickery and Inertia is another wall—we’re convinced that the answer to the virus has to be another virus, because that is the only answer we’ve ever been given to believe in.

Our office, and the offices of my trusted colleagues and companies around the world, is the battleground where we are fighting to keep the “virus” out, and winning.  Only we don’t use walls.  We don’t use guns.  Our purpose isn’t to destroy.  Our purpose is simple– To restore your body’s ability to heal and care for itself.  This “virus” has no power in those who choose to walk a different walk.  Believe it or not, these people are rare, but all around you.  Education, Empowerment, Healing.  The major purpose, for those willing, is to guide those who’ve realized they are not on the road they want to be on, or are not even sure what road they are on.   We have a real map.  Everyone’s map is a little different, because we are all at a different starting place in life.  It may take us some time to find where you are at, but once we do, we can lead the way for you.  There’s still potholes, and I can guarantee the road is not all downhill.

I hope this stimulates some interest, thoughts, and emotion.  I welcome your feedback and requests for elaboration in the form of future blogs.

Stay tuned for more…

Dr. Steve

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2 responses

11 03 2011
Vanessa Pinter

Nice. I will stay tuned.

P.S. Aiming for the people who don’t believe in evolution, hum? They deserve Paleo, too, even if they don’t believe in the Paleolithic.

11 03 2011
Dr. Steve Nagel

Thank you for the input Vanessa–Yes, “Paleo” is for all. Even for those that chose an evolutionary viewpoint. Here is why–evolutionary experts explain that our genes have changed less than 0.02% over the last 40,000 years, yet the phenotypic presentation of our genes has changed drastically (in other words, our environment turns certain genes on and off, which determines how our bodies change and develop over time, determining who gets sick and who stays well). A GREAT book on this topic, one that changed my life, is “Biology of Belief” by Bruce Lipton.
I would like to reiterate, however, that although nutrition plays a very important role in this, there are other factors–lack of movement, emotional stress beyond what we were designed to adapt to, and, most often neglected, a nervous system not functioning as best it can due to the way our newborns are brought into this world and raised (too much computer, television, and video games leading to postural problems that causes distortion to the nervous system). For instance, if someone has nervous system distortion to, say, their stomach–it will not produce the correct amount of gastric acid, and therefore food will not be digested appropriately. Imagine what this does…

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