Thursday, January 28, 2016

Quantum Health News

Probiotics Change Emotional Responses

probiotics Researchers from UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine have determined that consuming a milk fermented with probiotics changes the brain activity of women. The UCLA medical researchers divided 36 healthy women into three groups. One group was given a milk fermented with probiotics twice a day. Another group was given a milk without the probiotics. The other group was given no milk product.

Before the study began the women underwent extensive brain MRI studies and brain activity tasking response analyses. Then the women consumed the probiotic or placebo milk for four weeks, followed by repeated testing. Along with the MRI testing, the researchers tested brain responses to emotional faces, as well as during rest. They utilized analyses that tests emotional response.

After the four weeks, those women who drank the probiotic milk had significantly different brain activity changes. Their task-related responses increased, and their activity within the sensory cortex regions changed, which was dramatically illustrated during rest periods. Their midbrain connectivity increased, which the researchers concluded probably explained their task-related response increases. Their altered brain activity also illustrated changes in the brain signaling pathways for emotional responses among the women.

The probiotics in the fermented milk included Bifidobacterium animalis, Streptococcus thermophiles, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, and Lactococcus lactis. Each of these species has been shown in other clinical studies to improve health among other organs and tissue regions of the body.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: The complexity of the human biome is just starting to be understood, but it is clear that having a good relationship with friendly bacteria and viruses is a key to robust health. Our Plantadophilus probiotic formula is designed for even the most sensitive gut, and derived from plant sources that will help to create a vibrant sense of well-being.

Gratitude is Good for the Heart, Literally

Gratitude It is well known that mental and physical health are closely intertwined, but new data suggests your attitude may have a major influence on your heart attack risk. The latest science reveals that a "grateful heart" is a healthy heart.

Dr. Paul Mills of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine has been researching the connection between mental health and heart health for decades. A positive attitude is associated with lower heart disease risk because it reduces stress, anxiety and depression, all of which contribute to cardiovascular disease.

But what about gratitude and your heart? To answer this question, Mills designed a study. He recruited 186 men and women with heart disease and came up with a gratitude questionnaire. What he learned was, the more grateful people are, the healthier they are. Mills also performed blood tests to measure inflammation levels. Inflammation strongly correlates with the buildup of arterial plaque and the development of heart disease. Interestingly, the most grateful individuals showed the lowest inflammatory markers.

Mills then dug in deeper with a follow-up study involving gratitude journaling. After two months, individuals with a history heart disease who kept gratitude journals enjoyed a decrease in their overall cardiac risk, whereas a non-journaling group did not. Mills isn't certain how gratitude helps the heart but believes the key may be reduced stress. These results aren't surprising in light of previous studies linking negative emotional states with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. A 2012 review of 200 studies by the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that optimism and happiness do indeed reduce cardiovascular risk.

Robert A. Emmons heads up a long-term research project designed to create and disseminate scientific data on the nature of gratitude, its causes and potential consequences for human health and well-being. Neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas, the science director of Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley, works alongside Emmons in the study of gratitude. Simon-Thomas reports:

"After eight weeks of practice, brain scans of individuals who practice gratitude have stronger brain structure for social cognition and empathy, as well as the part of the brain that processes reward."

Simon-Thomas has also seen gratitude relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress and helps individuals with PTSD recover more quickly. Studies involving trauma survivors (Vietnam vets and 9/11) have found gratitude to be a significant factor in healing from trauma.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: We have several mood enhancing formulas that set the stage for feelings and expressions of gratitude. Clean Sweep dissolves away any negative energies in a space including emotions; E-1 addresses anxiety by balancing the hormonal system; and the Meditation Elixirs assist with clearing the blocks to realizing a higher state of being. Gratitude is the attitude!

Good germs we are...

germs Once considered the cause of most disease, "germs" are now increasingly being recognized as essential to our survival and well-being by extending our genetic capabilities with "supra human" powers.

There are deep-seated "mutations" in our genome, some of which do things like limit the production of the active form of folate (a B Vitamin), known as 5-methylenetetrahydrafolate. These defects can have a are associated with a wide range of health problems related to this type of folate deficiency. There is, however, a well known strain of Lactobacillus helviticus found in fermented dairy products that produces the missing folate metabolite for us in our gut. Examples like this show that the microbiome can fill genetic gaps within our bodies, literally plugging holes with "epigenetic glue" in what would otherwise be the sinking ship of the languid adaptability of the human genome.

Moreover, remarkable research last year shows that there is a human strain of bacteria in the microbiome capable of synthesizing vitamin C, essentially challenging the prevailing view that humans are incapable of producing vitamin C. Also last year, a chlorophyll metabolite found in the gut known as pyropheophorbide-a was found to "super charge" our mitochondria in producing the energy enzyme ATP (without the concomitant increase in free radicals), essentially disproving the long-held assumption that humans can not directly harvest sunlight and convert it into metabolic energy like plants; it turns out we can! So many apple carts are being overturned, thanks to our growing awareness of the seeming miraculous capabilities of the microbiome and its metabolites.

Increasingly, research on the microbiome and its ability to extend our genetic/epigenetic capabilities giving us "supra human" powers, such as profoundly enhanced digestion, assimilation, immunity, synthesis of vitamins, is accumulating in the biomedical literature.

The human genome, after all, contains approximately 23,000 protein-coding genes, while the human microbiome contributes about 42,000,000 such genes by the trillions of bacteria and viruses. Together, they exert far more influence via epigenetic mechanisms than the primary sequences in our DNA. The point, of course, is to humble ourselves to the realization that we are more "germ" than "human" as far as both the number, and genetic capabilities, of these microbes.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: We're on the verge of understanding that perhaps the human body's best genius lies in its ability to recruit the bacteria and viruses it needs to adapt to suddenly changing environments. Help it along with our probiotic Plantadophilus formula, and with our E-4 Foundation formula that adds energy to the immune system.

Company & Product News

We Now Have Slenderiiz!
Slenderiiz Slenderiiz is the only weight management system of its kind, delivering a natural and healthy alternative to traditional weight loss programs. With current staggering weight and obesity levels in many populations, it is obvious that making lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off is difficult for many people. The Slenderiiz System is the basic and effective tool for successful fat reduction that promotes weight loss and decreases the odds of problematic rebound weight gain using homeopathic and herbal formulas. Slenderiiz is the safe, long-term weight management solution you've been looking for that has superior results to help you reach and stay at your ideal weight, long-term. (MORE INFO)

We're Blown Away by Jouvé!
Jouv� Jouvé is the state-of-the-art non-chemical, botantical-based solution to skin repair and recovery. Completely non-toxic, Jouvé represents a revolutionary approach to anti-aging. Two remarkable formulas: an instant skin tightening and restoring serum, and the dark spot corrector and brightening creme, make up the Jouvé system. The tightening serum visibly lifts, firms, minimizes, and restores for immediate time-shattering radiance. Groundbreaking ingredients produce an instant response in reducing the appearance of wrinkles for smoother skin, often in less than 90 seconds. The dark spot corrector evens, hydrates, and nourishes, for beautifully youthful looking skin. (MORE INFO)

Gem Elixir for the Month

"Stone of Regeneration"

garnet Spiritually: Stimulates expanded awareness and past life recall. Cleanses and reenergizes the chakras. Balances and stimulates the development and movement of the Kundalini.

Emotionally: Inspires love and devotion. Dissolves ingrained behavior patterns. Fortifies, activates and strengthens the survival instinct, inspires love and devotion, alleviates emotional disharmony.

Mentally: Helps to release useless, old, or obsolete ideas.

Physically: May help regenerate the body and stimulate the metabolism. May assist spinal and cellular disorders. May purify and reenergize blood, heart, and lungs, may help regenerate DNA.

Trinity Garnet Elixir is on sale for a month for 30% off with discount code GARNET30 (enter the code in the indicated box as you checkout through the website shopping cart--offer good until 2/15/16).

This Quantum Life

Are you "All In"?

commitment Commitment is a complicated and funny concept. On the one hand it represents strict, unbending discipline. On the other it represents a giving up, or letting go--a turning of one's soul totally over to a belief.

The first definition makes me feel tired. Don't we all feel a commitment to working as hard as we can to make our lives happy? We grit our teeth and grimly set forth on the laborious path to what we believe will create happiness and fulfillment. This brings out the rebel in me. Why not work smart, not hard? Or, maybe it's not a matter of "work" at all?

The second definition of commitment is scary to me. It's the commitment it takes to jump into the abyss; take that leap of faith, or give up all your preconcieved notions, plans and schemes for success, and let the Universe just provide.

Somewhere in the middle of these two extremes is where most of us dwell for the short years we have on this planet. We beat ourselves up for not "sticking with it"; but then beat ourselves up because we realize we just can't let go and have a little faith in life. All the while, happiness, contentment and fulfillment seem like bubbles in the wind.

abyss I must say, after 60-plus years of wearing myself out working my ass off, instead of achieving a modicum of happiness for my trouble, I instead have realized the utter futility of it. Over my lifetime I've often glanced over at the Second Way longingly wondering if that would be the fruitful path not taken. I even dabbled in it sometimes when the stakes weren't very high, with mixed results.

Now I'm wondering, what if the Universe is just waiting for me to get out of my own way? What if I'm unconsciously blocking the Universe by making all these plans, cooking up all these schemes, and worrying my pretty little head about outcomes. There's a nagging knowing that this is the true reality of my life, that the ego must demonstrate how powerful it is in creating a life for me. But what if that is all just bullshit? What if the doorway to fulfillment and the actualizing of all my grandest wishes and dreams was as simple as just asking for it?

The Universe sometimes has a way of pointing directly at your self-esteem issues when you ask for something. We jump over into planning and working hard to prove to ourselves we're worthy of what we ask for. "Work hard enough, and you can have everything you want." I think this is mostly a lie. Sure, hard work and slavish commitment to an objective is how most of us get stuff we want, but what if that is the "long way 'round"?

Instead, what if it's more a matter of asking for something and then being completely, and committedly willing to do, be or not do and not be whatever comes up in the actualizing of it, and what if doing and being only those ways of joy and ease was the fastest track to bringing your dreams to fruition?

joy and ease In other words, you want the joy and ease in your life that your objective would bring. What if the path to that objective was doing and being that joy and ease right now? All the Universe seems to want to know is, Are you committed to the joy and ease your dreams would bring? Can you truly receive that, or are you awash in doubts and self-defeatism? The Universe is all too willing to let you thrash around in those doubts, otherwise how would you become aware of the alternative?

Say it with me: I hereby COMMIT to the joy and ease the actualization of my dreams would bring, vow to become joy and ease in my life right now, becoming a powerful, shining beacon the Universe cannot miss in bringing me everything grand and wonderful I can imagine, and beyond. Are you ALL IN?

To your quantum health,

Boyd Martin, President

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

About time! A completely non-toxic beauty product, Jouvé

Jouvé Skin Care System

Jouvé is the state-of-the-art non-chemical, botantical-based solution to skin repair and recovery. Completely non-toxic, Jouvé represents a revolutionary approach to anti-aging.


Visibly lifts, firms, minimizes, and restores for immediate time-shattering radiance. Groundbreaking ingredients produce an instant response in reducing the appearance of wrinkles for smoother skin. Naturally occurring minerals render an immediate tightening effect for a look that is visibly lifted after only 90 seconds. Wrinkle depth and pore size are safely and effectively decreased through natural elements, restoring the look of youth and beauty. Under-eye puffiness vanishes within seconds for a more rejuvenated appearance. Instant Tightening and Restoring Serum is a revolutionary advancement in anti-aging. Smoothing and minimizing the appearance of fine lines, this serum fights time's most noticeable effects without chemicals or chemically-derived ingredients. (MORE INFO)


Corrects, evens, hydrates, and nourishes, for beautifully youthful looking skin. One of the most effective brightening agents in the world helps restore skin for a flawless finish. Pure botanicals refresh the skin through radical reduction in the appearance of dark spots. Natural essences visibly improve dry, rough areas for an incredibly smooth look and feel. Multi-functional extracts not only moisturize, but also protect from the harsh effects of the environment. Selectively chosen elements lend their superior ability to absorb quickly and efficiently into the skin while leaving a light and silky finish. Using botanically-driven ingredients of the highest quality, Jouvé Dark Spot Corrector and Brightening Cream improves complexion for increased youthfulness. (MORE INFO)

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Jouve Before & After

The Jouvé Never Ever List

Jouvé is formulated with a strict commitment to using only the cleanest of ingredients. Never, ever will you find:

X Preservatives:
Parabens are hormonal and endocrine disruptors that have been linked to allergies, autism, reproductive and developmental defects, and cancer. Phenoxyethanol, another synthetic preservative, has been found to depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, as well as reproductive problems.

X Sulphates:
Sulfates, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate, have been linked to hormonal disruption, neurotoxicity, reproductive toxicity, and cancer. They also cause eye damage, asthma, and skin irritation.

X Fragrance / Parfum:
Chemical fragrances have been associated with allergies, reproductive damage, hormonal disruption, and cancer. Often, other harmful chemicals are added to fragrance and are not listed on cosmetic labels since they are not required to by the FDA.

X Phthalates:
Phthalates are believed to damage the kidneys and liver, cause birth defects and reproductive problems, and are suspected to be carcinogenic.

X PEG Compounds:
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) are petroleum-based ingredients that are known carcinogens and are linked to developmental problems, genotoxicity, and skin irritation. Other related chemicals, such as Ethylene glycol (anti-freeze) and Butylene glycol, are considered equally toxic.

X Formaldehyde:
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers, such as DMDM Hydantoin, Urea, and Quaternium, have been linked to joint pain, skin irritation, allergies, depression, headaches, and chronic fatigue.

BHA and BHT are classified as known carcinogens and hormonal disruptors. They are associated with brain, liver, and kidney problems, as well as nervous system damage.

X Colors and Dyes:
FD&C Colors and Coal Tar Colors have been shown to be skin irritants and have been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children. Often, these colors are also contaminated with low levels of heavy metals that accumulate in the body over time.

X Amines:
Amines, such as diethanolamine (DEA), monoethanolamine (MEA) and triethanolamaine (TEA), can cause skin and eye irritation and contact dermatitis. They can form nitrosamines, which are known carcinogens. They are easily absorbed through the skin and can accumulate in the liver and thyroid.

X Petrolatum:
While not every petroleum-derived chemical is toxic, several, such as mineral oil, petrolatum, and paraffin, can cause skin irritation, allergies, and promote acne. They are also often contaminated with aromatic hydrocarbons (car exhaust), which are carcinogens.

X Siloxenes:
Siloxanes and silicone-derived ingredients often ending in "-methicone" are known endocrine disruptors and interfere with hormone function.

X Talc:
At a microscopic level, talc is similar to asbestos in composition. It has been associated with asthma and other respiratory problems, as well as ovarian cancer.

Jouvé is also dedicated to creating ethical and responsibly sourced products. This means our products are never, ever tested on animals and do not contain animal derivatives, and we rely on alternative, non-animal testing methods for all cosmetic ingredients. Because we believe in sustainability, all of our products are manufactured in an EPA Green Power Partner facility, where 100% of its annual energy needs are supplied through clean, renewable wind power.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Quantum Health News

Say HELLO to Your Body with Body Scanning

Body Scan meditation Finally, a good excuse to simply lie down and do nothing! Although, it would be misleading to say that the body scan practice is simply about relaxation. Rather, the aim is to be aware of the different regions of your body, and allow yourself to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. Just being with what is there.

In Mindfulness For Dummies, Shamash Alidina describes the body scan as a way to get in touch with the body, let go of feelings of needing to get stuff done, and release pent-up emotions. Just like other forms of meditation, the body scan also trains attention. Alidina says:

The body scan alternates between a wide and narrow focus of attention; from focusing on your little toe all the way through the entire body. The body scan trains your mind to be able to move from detailed attention to a wider and more spacious awareness from one moment to the next.

You can begin the practice by lying on the floor, or a mat, or your bed. Basically, you can begin by focusing your attention at the top of your head and then move down the body, or vice versa. It's good to start with a guided practice to get a sense of how to move your attention up or down the body. Mindfulness for Dummies comes with a practice CD that contains the body scan practice, but there are also some instructional videos available on YouTube.

According to the Mayo Clinic, benefits of Body Scan meditation include a sense of balance and peace, reduced stress, a more positive state of mind and greater self-awareness. Meditation is acknowledged as possibly helping allergies, asthma, cancer, depression and insomnia, among other health conditions. Who would disagree that lying on your back for half an hour a day and checking in with your body in a non-judgmental way could be anything but beneficial?

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Use our Meditation Elixirs to assist in this adventure!

Science Wrapping its Head Around Consciousness

Consciousness affects the world A project that initially started when a student was curious to study the effects of the human mind and intention on the surrounding environment, turned into a rigorous testing lab where Dr. Robert Jahn and his lab assistant spent many hours experimenting to determine whether or not the mind has an affect on our physical world. Jahn and his assistant were able to determine that the human minds' interactions with the machines demonstrated a relationship that was not physical in nature. The mind was able to affect and change outcomes of the machine in ways that were beyond explainable. In essence, consciousness was having an affect over the physical world.

To determine the affects of the minds intention on the physical world, they built several machines called a random number generator. The machine would essentially mimic a coin flip and record the results over time. The machine performed 200 flips per second and produced an average mean of 100 as one would expect. Left unattended, the machine would continue to produce results that suggested a 50/50 chance of producing either heads or tales. The interesting results came when human intention started to interact with the machine. What was once a random 50/50 chance of producing heads or tales began to deviate from expectation as the observer began to intend for the numbers to be higher or lower. While the effects of the mind over the the machines was not large, it was enough that contemporary physics is unable to explain what exactly is happening. Perhaps this is where the quantum world can shed light?

The implications this research could have on humanity is quite fascinating given it could reach into the realms of creating a world of peace, healthy living and joy. If intentions and thoughts can impact something the way it has been demonstrated above, why not explore the boundaries of how far this can go?

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: The objectivity Science attempts to achieve versus the subjective experience we all live in (including the scientists), are really two sides of the same coin. What is not addressed in this supposed "conundrum" is the native knowingness of human consciousness. Knowingness is usually trumped by objective perception, and, in fact, is a part of human socialization practices and customs. By acknowledging and embracing what you know (your "gut", or your "heart"), the world becomes much clearer and your role in it clarified. Use our Zen Meditation Elixir to explore this vital subject.

Neuroplasticity: The new frontier

neuroplasticity New scientific research has shown that the brain continues to produce new neurons and new connections throughout a lifetime. This resets the long-held belief that the "neuroplasticity" of the brain (it's ability to change and transform) ends with childhood.

Your brain's plasticity is controlled by your diet and lifestyle choices, including exercise. Despite what the media tells you, your brain is not "programmed" to shrink and fail as you age. The foods you eat, exercise, emotional states, sleep patterns, and your level of stress—all of these factors influence your brain from one moment to the next.

Any given gene is not in a static "on" or "off" position. You may be a carrier of a gene that never gets expressed, simply because you never supply the required environment to turn it on. As neurologist David Perlmutter explains:

"We interact with our genome every moment of our lives, and we can do so very, very positively. Keeping your blood sugar low is very positive in terms of allowing the genes to express reduced inflammation, which increase the production of life-giving antioxidants. So that's rule number one: You can change your genetic destiny. Rule number two: you can change your genetic destiny to grow new brain cells, specifically in the hippocampus...

Your brain's memory center regenerates. You are constantly growing new brain cells into your 50s, 60s, 80s, and 90s – throughout your lifetime – through a process called neurogenesis. That said, these two ideas come together because you can turn on your genes through lifestyle choices that enhance neurogenesis and that enhance regrowth of cells and expansion of your brain's memory center. This was proven by researchers recently. They demonstrated that there are factors under our control that can make that happen."

Recent science has shown that physical exercise is as important as mental exercise when it comes to keeping your mind fit. A number of studies show that exercise can promote growth of new brain cells, enlarge your memory center, improve IQ scores, and help prevent brain deterioration as you age.

One study found that one 20-minute weight training session improved memory. In a year-long study, individuals who exercised were actually growing and expanding their brain's memory center one to two percent per year, whereas typically that center would have continued to decline in size. Strength training, especially high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is especially beneficial for boosting long-term memory and reducing your risk for dementia.

Exercise prompts nerve cells to release one growth factor in particular, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF triggers numerous other chemicals that promote neural health and directly benefit cognitive functions, including learning. Fasting also triggers BDNF, and exercising while fasting can go a long way toward keeping your brain and muscles biologically young.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Similar research was conducted by Dr. Yury Kronn in his development of E-Formulas. In fact, the E-1 formula has been clinically shown to significantly affect the parasympathetic nervous system by balancing and harmonizing it, allowing for greater brain and nervous system plasticity (as shown by heart rate variability studies). Try it!

Company & Product News

Welcome to Ariix!
Ariix Pure Energy Rx is very excited to now be representing the Ariix line of health and wellness products. This international company has a very simple mission of helping people with the highest quality nutritional supplements and other wellness products available anywhere. And, they back it up with a LOT of science. Going way beyond government requirements, Ariix tests, tests and retests their formulas and products to ensure they meet the highest standards of potency and safety. No substances harmful to human life are ever used in any Ariix products, such as GMO's, chemical preservatives, binders, or manufacturing processes using chemicals. This is unprecendented in the field of nutritional supplements. We urge you to check out our Ariix page, and let us know what you think, or if you have any questions. (MORE INFO)

Gem Elixir for the Month

"Stone of Regeneration"

garnet Spiritually: Stimulates expanded awareness and past life recall. Cleanses and reenergizes the chakras. Balances and stimulates the development and movement of the Kundalini.

Emotionally: Inspires love and devotion. Dissolves ingrained behavior patterns. Fortifies, activates and strengthens the survival instinct, inspires love and devotion, alleviates emotional disharmony.

Mentally: Helps to release useless, old, or obsolete ideas.

Physically: May help regenerate the body and stimulate the metabolism. May assist spinal and cellular disorders. May purify and reenergize blood, heart, and lungs, may help regenerate DNA.

Trinity Garnet Elixir is on sale for a month for 30% off with discount code GARNET30 (enter the code in the indicated box as you checkout through the website shopping cart--offer good until 1/31/16).

This Quantum Life

Reverse Engineer Your Pain

anchor After being on the spiritual discovery path for most of my 63 years, I've come to see that there are just about as many approaches to how to go about this journey as there are people. In other words, spiritual journeys are a deeply individual experience, and ultimately, only the journeyer can decide which way to go, or what approach to take.

Ironically, there are also some very tried and true techniques to use to speed you on your way that seem to apply to practically everyone--results vary. My own style of research and discovery into who and more vitally, what I am, includes trying out practically every mode and modality I run across. I've often thought, If I just stayed with one damn technique I'd probably be a lot further along by now. But then, this would be only if I didn't change as a result of applying these various tools. I change--need a new tool. And although that seems like a bit of an excuse, it seems to work for me as I am now.

That said, one observation I keep running across, and then processing on, is how the emotions are intertwined with the physical body. There are hundreds of modalities that address the emotional component of physical disease and discomforts, yet basically, they are all saying the same thing.

My favorite spiritual teacher and savant, Teal Swan, summed up this whole approach with one question: "How does your pain make you feel?" Sit with that for a moment. "How does your pain make you feel?" What emotions are triggered by your pain?

emotions The reason this is such a significant approach is because the structure of pain and dis-ease in the body is underpinned, anchored and given form by the emotions or feelings from which they arose. By re-experiencing these emotions, we're able to effectively "reverse-engineer" and de-construct our pain.

It goes like this: Say, you experience knee pain. Now sit with that pain for a moment--not resisting it, not judging it, or fleeing from it. Instead, observe how that pain makes you feel. Pick out some emotions--there will be several.

For example, I felt my knee pain and it had a feeling of helplessness about it. I followed that back into my past, asking for the earliest time where I felt helplessness like that. I ran straight into a time when I was about 8 years old and had badly sprained my ankle. I couldn't walk on it, and was limping around. My friends wanted me to come out and play, but I had to say I couldn't. This tied into feelings of abandonment and rejection--not to mention frustration. I realized my knee pain had dozens, if not hundreds, of "anchors" or connecting points with past incidents.

I immediately began to feel my knee loosening up a bit, and inflammation and pain levels going down. I kept re-addressing the feelings my knee pain was putting me through, with it becoming increasingly clear that although physically the knee was swollen, stiff, sore and hard to walk on--all of that was being held in place by a previous emotional state. The "holding in place" of those emotions, over time, created physical changes and mutations resulting in knee pain.

emotions Another one of my favorite teachers, Christopher Hills, always emphasized that emotion is "E, energy, in - MOTION". When the motion stops or is obstructed in some way, either by denial or lack of interest, or misunderstanding, it eventually creates physical disease and discomfort.

Thus, pain becomes a virtual key to emotional freedom. Emotions are locked up in the pain. By simply looking at them, the energy is reset into motion and pain dissipates.

This is such a simple mechanism it's easy to forget about it--not to mention pain has a way of distracting attention away from its cause. Use your pain as your deep existential treasure--your strident path to ease and joy in the body and freedom of choice in life.

To your quantum health,

Boyd Martin, President