Unlocking Happiness Built into Us

Unlocking Happiness Built into Us

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By Ben Fuchs | PharmacistBen

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” 

We humans make things so complicated.

Take the subject of happiness, which can be as elusive as it is desirable. According to an online Harris Poll of 2,345 U.S. adults, only one in three Americans say they’re ‘very happy’, as has been the trend since 2009.

Even worse, our drive to be happy may interfere with achieving the goal. When we strongly want to be happy we may create a standard that can’t be met. Thinking: “I must always be happy” can result in disappointment and guilt, which ironically can prevent the happiness we so desire.

According to happiness researcher Brett Q. Ford of the University of California at Berkeley, “Part of the reason that wanting to be happy backfires in the U.S. is that people get down on themselves. Also, wanting happiness can make you self-focused and disengaged, and then you’re kind of lonely, and that interferes with feeling happy, too.”

Yet, as it turns out, happiness is built into us and we all have access to it, all the time, at any time. The problem is we believe that happiness is the result of an outward focus. The fact escapes us that happiness is an inner condition that involves our thoughts, feelings and biochemistry, which are obviously INSIDE us.

Once we understand the internal nature of the condition we can take this happiness horse by the reins and be happy whenever we like.


Here’s the secret, and don’t be deceived by its utter simplicity.

If you want to be happy all the time: find something to be happy about all the time!

At any given moment, you can choose dozens of things to be happy about. No matter how bad things seem to be, like the man who complained about having no shoes, until he saw another man with no legs, there is always something we can be happy about – a warm bed, a friend, spouse, lover, child, pet, job, not being in pain, eyesight, hearing, hands, feet, fingers, toes, ability to walk, no deformities etc.

The bad news: our brains are hard-wired for survival which is the primal imperative. Thus, the default perspective of the human brain is on what’s wrong, not what’s right. After all, what’s wrong can kill you, what’s right probably won’t.

The good news: we can only think one thought at a time.

In other words, if you are thinking a good thought you CANNOT at the same time think a bad one. Thus, to be constantly happy, be constantly thinking good thoughts.

Because our brains can’t tell the difference between what we’re thinking in our heads and what’s really happening in our physical, real life experiences, by placing attention on what’s right, we’ll be upregulating and enhancing the activity of dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin, which are the brain correlates of contentment and satisfaction. As far as our bodies and its biochemistry are concerned, we really will be happy!

If you’re spiritual, you’re lucky. That means you can focus on spirit, or, if you prefer, GOD, or All That Is, or Jesus, whatever moniker you want to use for the nameless Force that drives creation. This, by the way is the true meaning of Paul’s New Testament admonition in Thessalonians 5:17 to “Pray without ceasing”.

Is that too simple?

Well maybe it is but don’t be fooled, the greatest ideas usually are. As playwright Clare Boothe Luce wrote in the 1930’s “…the height of sophistication is simplicity”.

If you’re feeling less happy than you’d like, give it a shot. Write down 10 or 20 or even 100 things you appreciate in your life. Then, every time some unpleasant thought arises, redirect your attention to something on the list. Over and over and over use all negative thoughts as a signal or cue to return to something you’re happy about. Try and see what happens. Chances are it will be much harder to stay with negativity, and even if you only manage to catch yourself and redirect just a few times a day, you’re going to find yourself a lot happier than you would be otherwise. If you keep at it, eventually you may very well find yourself happy most, or even all of the time!

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Old Man’s Disease is More Prevalent Than Anyone Suspects

By Ben Fuchs | PharmacistBen

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore…”
-Andre Gide

Old Man’s Disease

Image credit: Ahmet Demirel [Public domain]

(PharmacistBen) I love my dad. He gave us kids everything he could: love, money, attention, and most of all he was always there for us when the chips were down. When I was young, I thought my dad knew everything. Unfortunately, as I got older I realized my dad only thought he knew everything. I used to call this condition of all-knowingness “Old Man’s Disease” (OMD) which I defined as the mental condition that causes us to believe that we know everything. Sufferers of Old Man’s Disease know how all things were, are, and will be. And the victims of this affliction can’t be told anything that will change their minds. Like most OMD patients, my dad knew about health and politics and history and how to handle anything household. In fact, when confronted with a conundrum or a challenge, I don’t think I ever heard him say “I don’t know.”

And don’t think you have to be a man or even be old to have OMD. Old Man’s Disease is more prevalent than anyone suspects. How often do you say “I don’t know”? If you’re like most of us, not a lot. I sure don’t. Of course if you asked me to do some incredibly difficult math problem or you were to pepper me with Jeopardy style trivia questions, I would have to plead ignorance more often than not. But as far as the decisions and dilemmas that most of us deal with on day to day basis, we typically don’t plead ignorance. There’s not much in our daily lives we “feel” like we don’t know.

And this ubiquitous illusory sense of all-knowingness may not be our faults. According to Nobel-prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman writing in his book “Thinking Fast and Slow,” this know-it-all tendency is part of our genetic heritage and is a feature of what he calls System One, a part of our awareness that evolved to deal with potential survival threats represented by the unknown. Kahneman says System One operates on a survival imperative, reacting first and asking questions later. This part of our built-in decision-making apparatus is fast-acting, automatic, intuitive, and non-rational. When we see a photograph of a snarling lion or a cop having a bad day, it’s the part of us that knows that it’s looking at the appearance of anger and it arrives at its conclusion instantaneously, without deliberation or rationalization. And what’s worse, it never questions its assessments. It simply “knows.”

The problem with our sense of certainty and knowingness is that it has a tendency to close us off from new ideas and concepts. There’s a type of tyranny to knowledge. How many wars have been fought and how many people have died because someone ”knew” what was good and right and moral. In our personal lives, “knowing” closes us off from exploration and originality. Knowing is the antithesis of curiosity. And worst of all, knowing can shackle possibilities and potentials, for when we “know” how and what something is and we “know” how and what something is not we will be less likely to look for possibility. On the other hand, when we open ourselves up to “I don’t know” through acknowledging our ignorance and diving into the mysterious un-known, we can experience an entirely different universe and a brand new reality. The boredom and ennui that inextricably linked to our tired old way of doing and being will give way to thrillingness and excitement, a freshness that is the chief feature of the nascent and new.

The hallmark of human consciousness is our capability for creativity and innovation. It’s what is called genius and is marked by the ability to come up with original solutions and conclusions. But to access that genius we need to be able to step outside our familiar cognitive frameworks and resist the urge to fill in the blanks of unknowing with our preconceived notions and antiquated answers. We need to respect the unknown and the mystery and by extension what could and might be. Perhaps D.H Lawrence expressed it best in his 1922 book “The Fantasia of the Unconscious” when he wrote: “The supreme lesson of human consciousness is to learn how not to know.”

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Pharmacy Rx, Pharacakeia & Horus

By Ben Fuchs | Pharmacist Ben

Pharmacy students are taught that the ubiquitous Rx prescription symbol refers to the Latin designation to take. But as it turns out that there’s another more mysterious and occult tradition associated with the well-known sigil that has come to be synonymous with all things pharmacy.

Pharmacy Rx, Pharacakeia & Horus

The Eye of Horus

Modern pharmacy’s early roots in 16th century Europe owes much of its basic tenets of “pharacakeia”, the science of making administering drugs, to early Greek medical practices. And the Greeks in turn assimilated much of their understanding of the healing arts from the Ancient Egyptians who works they revered.

The Egyptians regarded Horus as the father of medicine. Horus according to Egyptian theology was the son of the two primary Egyptian deities Osiris and Isis. According to the tale he was also the avenger of his father’s death at the hands of his wicked uncle Seth (later named Satan), brother of Osiris with whom he did battle, losing his left eye in the fight. Thoth, the god of wisdom and the patron deity of physicians and scientists, magically healed the eye and gave it back to Horus who used it as a remedy to restore his father Osiris to the world of the living.

Thus began the legend of the Eye of Horus which initially referenced Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, known as the Dog Star whose first appearance at the beginning of summer predicted the flooding of the Nile. Over time it was linked to the sun itself (The Eye of Ra) and then the sky; Egyptian hieroglyphs depict Horus as having the head of a falcon. From there it was a short leap to connecting the Eye to light and sight and later it became a powerful sigil representing healing and rebirth. Egyptians referred to the eye with the term “wedjat”, meaning “whole one” and in addition to wholeness (healing) they associated the symbol with protection, prosperity and abundance. Other variations of the Eye of Horus that can be found in the superstitions around the “evil eye” and it having been linked in metaphysical circles to the Hindu concept of the third Eye (or the pineal gland if you’re more scientific). And of course it shows up in modern culture in freemasonry’s all-seeing –eye in the pyramid as well as the eye associated with the dollar bill and the so-called Great Seal of the United States.

So what’s this got to do with pharmacy? Well as it turns out, at least according to some folks, the Eye of Horus bears an interesting resemblance to the Latin designation Rx. While pharmacy students learn that it is a directive to the patient there are those who believe it is actually an acknowledgment of the historical and occult foundations of the practice of pharmacy.

Check it out and see what you think:
Horus Rx

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The Bright Side Mission Pt. 3

Bright Side Mission Philosophy – Simplify!

– The Bright Side regards the body as a divine biological system that heals itself if it is supplied properly with the raw materials it needs. The Bright Side Mission philosophy is about FEEDING, not FIXING.

(In case you missed them The Bright Side Mission Pt. 1, and The Bright Side Mission Pt. 2)

Bright Side Mission Pt. 3 - Syndicated Radio Show with Ben Fuchs

Bright Side Mission Pt. 3 – Syndicated Radio Show with Ben Fuchs

o The bright side is committed to the idea that the body is brilliant and forgiving and can turn on dime. The healing process can begin in a moment’s notice if we begin to change the choices we make. Depending on how far the rabbit hole we’ve gone, we can be the immediate beneficiaries of the body’s healing system.

o 70 – 80% of the health issues in the U.S. are degenerative diseases, and doctors cannot do ANYTHING about this condition. You can help yourself, though!

o The body needs nutrition, respiration, movement (to generate electrical energy and deliver nutrients), and long periods of relaxation rest (for the growth to take place)

– The Bright Side Philosophy believes that the body is well, that we’re not sick, but rather, we’re starving.

o Healing and health must occur first as a belief system, idea, or philosophy before it can progress physically

o This is what PB means when he says that health and wellness is:

§ Spiritual first

§ Mental/emotional second

§ Physical – last, and only if the first two are fulfilled

o The Bright Side is not as much a nutrition show as it is a show about the glory and greatness of the human being and body

– Therefore, make sure that you are nourishing yourself providing yourself with the necessary nutrients before you go off looking for salvation from herbs, drugs, and exotic elements that are not part of the body’s essential line up of nutrition

– Digestive wellness is fundamental and primal; if you get nothing else from The Bright Side philosophy, you should understand that when you fix the digestive system and digestive health, all the dominoes of disease will start to fall down

– The job of a healing professional should be to make themselves obsolete and put the power and responsibility back with the patient

o We need to be our own doctors, nutritionists, and dieticians!

– The Bright Side puts forward many ideas that fly in the face of much of what we know to be “True” about health and staying well. One of the most important and radical ideas is that our symptoms are NOT the problem.

o We want to begin to work with the idea that our… migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, acne, psoriasis, hypertension… whatever our challenges are, it’s not as much the problem as it is a pointer to the solution.

o We get signals and signs that our biochemical train has gotten off track.

– On the Bright Side, we always want to look for patterns and simplicity. Using pharmacological to heal the body is almost always doomed to failure.

– The Bright Side philosophy is about simplification, about addressing causes, not merely addressing symptoms or addressing numbers on a chart

o On the Bright Side, we always want to look for patterns and simplicity. Using pharmacological to heal the body is almost always doomed to failure.

o If you try to address your problem at the symptom level, you are going to go insane, especially as you get older and the symptoms start to pile up

o The Bright Side Way is that there are certain biochemical tweaks that have to be made. After that’s done, make sure you’re getting the necessary raw building materials, that you are oxygenating through deep breathing, hydrating, and then… get out of the way!

One of the main principles that underlies “The Bright Side Philosophy” is that symptoms don’t matter.

o If we really want to be effective in restoring our God-mandated status of health, we should be concerned about WHY we have our symptoms, not what the symptom(s) is (are).

It’s not the diagnosis that counts; it’s the breakdown that counts

o Alzheimer’s Disease is arthritis of the brain – arthritis is a breakdown of the body at the joint level; Alzheimer’s Disease is a breakdown of the body at the brain level

o Psoriasis is Celiac Disease on the skin: one is on the skin, the other is in the intestines

o Varicose veins are hemorrhoids of the legs

o Wrinkles are osteoporosis of the face

– All disease boils down to tissue not growing as it should – cells that make up tissue are not growing as they should; that is what ALL degenerative disease is about, period. There are only two reasons why this happens:

o #1: The cell is starving of nutrients (water and breathing are considered nutrients)

o #2: The cell is suffocating in its own waste and toxicity

– The medical model does nothing but confuse and obfuscate, and makes people give up on taking care of themselves because it all just seems too complex. The Bright Side boils down problems to the two conditions above at the cell level. Heal the cells, which are always breaking down and building up new ones, and you’re going to be health(ier).

o Nutriate, respirate, move the body, and rest!

– Looking at disease in this light LIBERATES us from the tyranny of the corporate medical model, of hospitals

– The beauty of the health model that we talk about on The Bright Side is that it doesn’t require authorities or authority figures. We must get rid of this idea that somebody else can take care of our bodies, especially when it comes to cardiovascular health, because it is SO simple to do it ourselves.

o The message of The Bright Side is that:

§ You don’t need drugs

§ You don’t need doctors

§ You don’t need insurance companies

§ You don’t need somebody other than yourself to tell you about your body

– While symptomology is not pleasant, we want to reframe our difficulties as pointers to the road to recovery, which will almost always direct us to problems in:

o The Adrenal-Stress System

o The Blood Sugar-Insulin System

o The Digestive System – most important of all!

The body is always both breaking down and building up, to keep tissue going and fresh. It’s a question of being in net breakdown or net buildup. We want to be in net buildup. Whatever the disease is, whether stones in the salivary glands, diabetes, or whatever… the body is in net breakdown mode.

– The Bright Side is about cleaning up the degenerative environment and reversing it from catabolism (breakdown – “cata-” comes from the Greek work for downard) to anabolism (buildup – “ana-” comes from the Greek work for upward). No drugs can turn a catabolic system into an anabolic system!

On the Bright Side, we’re always seeking to simplify things and the best way to simplify bodily functions is to break them down into two broad categories/components

1. Net breakdown mode

2. Net buildup mode

– Most of the diseases that humans suffer are the net result of an ongoing breakdown mode.

– Whether it is a knee problem, diabetes, hypothyroidism, etc., you want to think of it as breakdown.

o The “Why” behind problems is almost always the following:

§ Digestive

§ Blood Sugar

§ Adrenal-Thyroid

§ Combination thereof

o When you adjust the underlying cause, the body will take of the symptoms on its own.

– The way to treat breakdown mode issues (i.e., disease and aging) is to get into the net buildup mode

o Give yourself the things that will stimulate “buildup”, aka anabolism

§ Protein

§ EFA’s

§ Minerals

o Eliminate the things that cause net breakdown

§ Sugar

§ Bodyfat

§ Extra calories

o It’s not that complicated!

– The Bright Side philosophy is NOT to work at the emergency level with quick fixes; it is about working on the environment of the body

o It’s about giving people a targeted nutritional formula, medicine, or some sort of allopathic remedy

o You can’t clear up your arteries by taking Vitamin-this or vitamin-that; you need to address breakdown at the global, overview level

– So what is the bright side philosophy about?

o Focus on the body and the environment, NOT on the symptoms. It’s not about the problem, it’s about the WHY the problem is there. We seek to correct the reason behind the WHY. Any kind of health issue has a “why” behind it.

o Healing means “to be made whole”. This can only be done when the body’s biochemistry is working the way it should be. The body then becomes a coherent whole. Like a symphony – when they are practicing in the beginning, it sounds like crap, but when the show goes on, it sounds like a symphony

o The human body has a miraculous healing system. It’s always breaking down and repairing, and this breakdown-buildup process is occurring simultaneously all the time.

§ Cells break down and cells build up

§ At any given moment, the body is either in NET breakdown or NET buildup mode. If you add all the breakdown processes and all the buildup processes, you get a net result. Think of it as a balance sheet with debits and credits. When you are in net breakdown mode, you are in the red, and so on.

o Rarely will someone have just one system. When the breakdown process happens, it happens in chain fashion throughout the body. As the breakdown process proceeds, it can manifest is all kinds of ways from gum disease to cancer. Trying to treat these symptoms can be maddening, leading exasperated sufferers to throw their hands up in defeat and say, “Cut that organ out, I can’t deal with it anymore!”

– Example: Letter to Pharmacist Ben (PB) by girl who is 23, no period, has fluid retention in lower extremities.

o If she goes to a doctor, she will probably get a prescription diuretic and some kind of female hormone to force her body to do something it would rather not do – have a period.

o The Bright Side Philosophy would approach it as follows:

§ What’s going on with the digestive system first? Is this woman eating inflammatory foods? Is she eating pro-estrogen food that will shut down the digestive system?

· Let’s hit the brain’s “satisfaction system” to correct any deficiencies in salt, protein, essential fatty acids (EFA’s) and remove poor dietary choices

§ What’s going on with the blood sugar system? Use diet and supplements

§ Adrenal-Thyroid: Nutrition, diet, and exercise

· Deep breathing techniques

· Exercise to address the pooling of water in the lymphatic system

o Do these things, and the periods will take care of themselves. No drugs, no doctors, no surgery, no radiation.

The Bright Side’s Square of Health – A Simple, Commonsense Recipe for Health

– The motto of The Bright Side for good health is: “Nutriate, Respirate, Move, and Rest”

o Nutriate – good, quality food and less calories

o Respirate – powerful breathing and deep oxygenation

§ Very important for detoxification – these can go a long way towards making you feel better, improving your health, and maximizing longevity

o Move – Get some intense movement of an exercise type; fatigue the muscles

§ Put some stress on your bones, muscles, and brain

o Rest – Relax and take it easy!

– We are looking for a clean, pristine biological system so that disease can make your body a home

o When cells have everything they need to grow strong and healthy, degenerative conditions of any type start to recede and then disappear

o Give your cells what they need to produce the proteins they need to produce!

– Simple, Commonsense Recipe for Health:

o Eat correctly – including hydration

o Supplementing correctly – this is a must

o Breath correctly

o Moving correctly

o That’s it!

– Must-Have Supplements:

o A good probiotic supplement:

§ Flora FX by Youngevity

§ Bio Lumin Nightly Essence by Youngevity (PB’s favorite)

o Multivitamin

§ Ultimate Daily by Youngevity

o Essential Fatty Acids

§ Ultimate EFA’s by Youngevity

o Beyond Tangy Tangerine – not a must, but excellent to compensate for lack of nutrients in the middle of the day, especially if you are eating low-quality foods that rob you of your vitamins and minerals

o Digestive Enzymes – again, not a must, but great for digestive health and for inflammatory conditions

– On The Bright Side, weight loss is NOT the goal, it’s the BYPRODUCT of the goal

o You’re going to lose weight when you start a nutritional supplement program and healthy program

o You don’t have to be restricted: there are many great foods you can eat and lose weight at the same time

– If we losing weight by using The Bright Side philosophy:

o Eating more protein

o Eating lots of EFA’s

o Getting all essential vitamins and electrolytes

o Correcting digestive issues

o Correcting blood sugar issues

o Working on adrenal health

o Learning how to breathe correctly

o Drinking lots of water…

– By giving our body what it needs to thrive and staying away from what’s unhealthy, not only will we be healthier, but we will definitely 100% lose weight without even trying

o PB gets letters about success stories constantly talking about losing 10 – 60 lbs. all the time!

Once you get yourself healthier, you’re going to lose weight. Weight loss is not the goal.

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The Bright Side Mission Pt. 2

The Bright Side Mission Philosophy

Bright Side Mission Pt. 2 - Syndicated Radio Show with Ben Fuchs

Bright Side Mission Pt. 2 – Syndicated Radio Show with Ben Fuchs

Americans – One of the Least Healthy Populations on the Planet

– A Statistical Snapshot at the modern state of America’s Health

o Some 11 million Americans suffer for a poorly functioning thyroid

o Acne affects 40 – 50 million Americans

o Over 90% of Americans aren’t even getting the RDA of Vitamin E

o 30% of Americans suffer from non-alcoholic liver disease while some 10 – 15% more suffer from the alcoholic fatty liver disease

o One million or so people die each year from heart disease; 65,000,000 Americans suffer from some type of heart disease like high blood pressure or kidney disease

o there are 80 million Americans with some type of autoimmune issues

o Diabetic symptoms afflict 100+ million (1 out of 3) Americans!

o Over $300 billion per year is spent on cardiovascular issues and heart disease. 64 million Americans suffer from heart disease

– Americans are taking more medicines than ever before

o In 2011, you have around ½ (48% within the last month) of all Americans taking prescription drugs, with many of those taking multiple prescriptions (2 or more drugs for 1/3 Americans; 5 or more drugs is 1/10 Americans)

§ There are billions of prescriptions dispensed every year, with an average of 12 per American!

o You’d think with all these prescriptions, we’d all be living long, healthy lives… but we are sicker than ever before.

o Most of our complaints of today suspiciously sound like the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs

§ Many people who are dying of heart attacks are on multiple prescription drugs.

– The average American starts the falling apart process at the age of 28 – 30. By the time we reach 65 or 70, the falling-apart process is in full force. This is why:

o 1 out of every 3 Americans is overweight

o 1 out of every 2 Americans is diabetic or pre-diabetic

o 1 out of every 2 Americans has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

– We are in the midst of a health crisis that is truly of biblical proportions and it is so unnecessary

– We are being subjected to poisons and chemicals (10,000’s of them) that have been invented since the industrial revolution. Is it a surprise that Americans are the most chronically-diseased population in the history of humanity.

o Should we then subject ourselves to yet more poisoning just because some “authority” with a white coat on tells us that we can lower our cholesterol if we take this or that poison, or we can force our pancreas to make more insulin with this or that drug

– And in the end, what do we get for the billions, or even trillions of dollars that we’re spending on drug treatments, surgeries, and diagnostics? A DISASTROUS situation where 80 million Americans are dealing with some kind of cardiovascular disease.

o There’s a heart death every minute

– When it comes to heart disease and all degenerative disease, our medical model is complete failure because it puts the emphasis in the wrong place.

o The problem isn’t the heart or the circulatory system – it is where the problem appears, but not where the problem begins

o In order to correct heart disease truly and genuinely, we have to address the cause, which in the vast majority of cases is going to be found in the digestive system

– This idea that we can use drugs, which are nothing but glorified poisons, to treat the manifestations of bodily breakdown is part of a hypnotically-induced trance that we are subjected to from the day we are born, and it continues for the rest of our lives

– The prescription drugging of Americans is one of the most egregious cons that we’ve ever been subjected to

– We are being subjected to poisons and chemicals (10,000’s of them) that have been invented since the industrial revolution. Is it a surprise that Americans are the most chronically-diseased population in the history of humanity.

o Should we then subject ourselves to yet more poisoning just because some “authority” with a white coat on tells us that we can lower our cholesterol if we take this or that poison, or we can force our pancreas to make more insulin with this or that drug

o For all the tests, scans, drugs, etc., we are sicker than ever and the medical paradigm has presided over this disaster. It DOES NOT WORK! What will it take to prove this to people?

Hey America – Sickness and Disease is not Inevitable!

– Address the cause of disease, clear out the clogs in the circulatory system, make sure you breathe correctly, make sure you’re drinking water, make sure you’re not eating the crappy foods, and we can get our God-given allotment of 120 years back. WE DON’T HAVE TO FALL APART!

o PB has simply seen too many people benefit from getting on BTT/Supplement program, changing their diet around, and making proper lifestyle choices.

o Making the proper lifestyle, diet, and supplement choices is the single-most important health decision a person will ever make.

o If you are taking one or several prescription drugs on an ongoing basis and you feel something is not right, you should know that this is a recent phenomenon based on a corrupt medical model. Prescription drugs are by no means your only option!

– By understanding our bodies and how all these pieces interact with each other, we can go a long way towards REVERSING (not CURING) these degenerative process

o Allow the body to build faster than it’s breaking down. Drive the chemistry in the direction of buildup – the body wants to do it.

Modern Medicine – It’s Not Really About Your Health

– Doctors generally treat allopathically, which is a treatment of disease. In fact, modern medicine is an ongoing war against disease, bacteria, viruses.

o Allo = Against, Pathy = Pathology à Opposing Pathology or disease

o The idea of using drugs to oppose pathology: Drugs or radiation are the choice weapons in the war on pathology

o “You have this disease; you have this symptom.” – This notion of “you have” then gives license to doctors to prescribe a medication or remedy

o It’s the MEDICAL MODEL that is the problem: The focus on billable markers, tests, and drugs that is at fault here. This is the wrong way to look at the body

o Do you really believe that drug companies, hospitals, and healthcare services in general really have an interest in making sure everyone is healthy? The $300 billion figure goes towards paying a lot of mortgages for a lot of drug company reps and CEO’s.

o Do not think that a pharma company is interested in your health! The medical model does NOT have your best interests in mind. If you don’t want to be milked like a cash cow, you want to stay FAR away from the corporate healthcare system in this country.

– Why do people get sick when it gets cold? There’s no biological reason for people to get sick with a change of temperature.

o As soon as it gets cold, people get sick. What’s up with that?

o People go to the doctors for their sickness and, in a knee-jerk fashion, the doctor prescribes the usual stuff (like amoxicillin, cough syrup, etc.)

o Doctors prescribe the exact same stuff for everyone; some cost-cutting health facilities use formularies that show which drugs are supplied at the discounted rate.

§ Everyone who has problem X will be treated with drug Y in a very cookie-cutter fashion – whatever the buyers of drugs at the facilities have a deal on

o Every pathology has a designated drug and protocol for how much and when. These prescriptions are so automatic; the doctor doesn’t even have to know anything.

– The medical model wants us to think that it’s a mystery how the body works, just like the legal and political system want us confused so that we can’t empower ourselves.

o Those who would assume power over us want us confused.

– We’ve become so “smart” that we’re dumb. We are led to believe that it’s complicated, when it’s not.

o Think about the legal system – you know that it’s so complex that you must find a lawyer. Why? Because lawyers write the law. The political system is the same way – filled with laws, intentionally complicating things so we give up.

o When it comes to your health, you don’t have to buy into a crooked medical paradigm.

– 15 – 20% (soon to be 30%) of our GDP is spent on health care, yet we’re so sick

o We have the most expensive healthcare and the highest rates of degenerative disease

o Highest rates of obesity

o Highest rates of diabetes, cancer

o What does this tell you?

– The commoditization of medicine in our capitalist culture has led to this state of affairs, so in true follow-the-money fashion, the health of the population has become nothing more than an opportunity for some fat cat CEO and their poodles in the medical profession to line their pockets at our and our family’s expensed.

o Americans are the most medicalized people on the planet. We have the highest healthcare costs, highest drug costs, insurance costs, and soon we will have the full weight of the federal gov’t guaranteeing that everyone has to participates. And what do we have to show for ourselves? More degeneration than ever before, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

– The Bright Side Philosophy is a response to the failures of allopathic medicine, of “fighting disease” by cutting yourself open, irradiating your body, or taking pharma.

o Health Statistics prove this: We have all kinds of drugs to treat a whole slew of ailments

o It’s not just drugs; nutrients can also be used in an allopathic fashion. You can sometimes get good results using such nutrition, so it’s not for nothing. But this is not what the Bright Side Philosophy is about.

– If we attempt to address our health challenges at the symptom level, it is equivalent to Hercules trying to destroy the hydra, who grew two heads for every one cut off

o When doctors remove a gall bladder for chronic gall stones, patients get skin and digestive problems

o When doctors prescribe blood pressure medicine, patients have fatigue and sexual difficulties

o Treatments for depression increase the risk for suicide and difficulty in concentration

– Most modern medical treatments that suppress symptoms do not address the causes of the problem in the first place, which is almost always rooted in the triangle of digestion, adrenal, and blood-sugar systems.

– If nutrition sounds kind of wacky to you and you want to go out and use, say, a statin drug, then go ahead. But if you’re suspicious or tired of being drugged, listen to The Bright Side, because you will get a lot of real options for real heart health that don’t involve interfacing with the medical community at all.

– The pharmacological model works with molecules; The Bright Side philosophy, which is really a commonsense model works with lifestyle and nutrition choices:

o Foods

o Water

o Supplementation

o Oxygenation

o Exercise

– The medical model cannot help but fail; look no further than the poor state of health Americans live with. The commonsense, Bright Side philosophy cannot help but work, and work quickly – almost instantly when it’s done correctly.

o It’s in the body’s nature to heal, so we ride the healing wave of the body, which can begin immediately.

– A cell that’s not doing what it’s supposed to do because it’s deformed, suffocating, malnourished, or swimming in its own excrement and poisons is a cell that is not going to be able to function correctly. This is how all disease should be viewed.

– So, chronic disease does not need chronic medication. In fact, chronic disease is helpless in the face of chronic medication; more often than not, chronic medication accelerates degeneration which then requires MORE meds. Don’t add to your body’s net breakdown mode.

– Eliminate the middle man. Reverse the net breakdown to net buildup. Ask yourself where the focal point of all breakdown is – the cell. We can WORK OURSELVES.

o Take the power back and address the cellular breakdown! When we eat well, the cell eats well.

o When we are not breathing correctly, our cells are not breathing correctly, etc.

o Everything we’re doing at the body level is happening at a cellular level too

o There is not a drug or doctor anywhere that can take care of us as we are ourselves can

The Bright Side Philosophy and Mission

Mission – Teach the People How The Human Body and Nutrients Work

– There is a real, justified cynicism about supplementation, diet plans, alternatives to drugs, etc., and the medical model plays off on this skepticism

– Pharmacist Ben (PB) believes that this cynicism exists because nobody is explaining exactly how the body works and how nutrients work

o PB wants The Bright Side to be about how things work:

§ “How does this eye or heart vitamin work?”

§ “What is an essential fatty acid?”

§ “What is a liquid mineral and why are liquid minerals important?”

§ “Why does taurine work?”

§ “How does lecithin improve my digestion, and how will improving my digestion be helpful for my heart?”

– PB’s real mission on The Bright Side and his presentations is to communicate the message of HOW THE BODY WORKS – how the chemistry, neurology, biology, and everything in the body works together with nutrition, oxygen, with mental, spiritual, and emotional components as well – so you can gain appreciate and awe at the sheer perfection and amazingness of the human body.

o We can cure ourselves without doctors, health insurance companies, and bureaucrat administrators who tell us what we can and should take or what kind of procedures we have to do.

o The Bright Side is a coherent, compelling, eye-opening message to anyone who has ever had their personal dignity robbed from them by some pencil-pushing bureaucrat (or whomever) who is deciding what kind of treatment you need or deserve.

o The Bright Side is committed to helping listeners understand and harness the power of nutritional supplementation. It is Pharmacist Ben’s passion and mission in life

– Having enough health information will necessitate some technical details and explanation; PB’s challenge is to make the information palatable and understandable

– The Bright Side is intended to clear up the confusion described above. If you feel overwhelmed with a visit to the vitamin store, and want the straight scoop, then the Bright Side is for you. Continue reading The Bright Side Mission Pt. 3

Part 1: The Bright Side Mission

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