One premise runs as a consistent thread throughout this solo work: 'If a body becomes dis-eased, it can become eased'. Thus, exploring alternative methods and a philosophical re-thinking is a most pressing need for those afflicted with the diagnosis of cancer or threatened with the possibility of its imminent onset. Cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in the United States. Soon it will become number one killer in the world. A ‘cure’ has never been approved by the orthodox medical culture. Yet, the idea that no cure has been discovered needs to be rethought given the many alternative therapies that are reversing and/or easing the many who have been diagnosed with the disease.
The argument in High Risk is simple: If in nature an illness develops, then within nature a remedy is present. Healing is not to be discovered but remembered. In the 21st century, orthodox medicine is reluctant to promote a natural approach to healing. Whatever method cannot be patented, controlled and profit-driven, will not be approved through the clinical trial protocols, despite the definitive calls for Big Pharma to reprioritize people over profit. In response to their inaction, people are electing to join the worldwide social movement toward synergistic health—a choice of holistic healing that is personal, social, political, and natural.
As the healed continue to grow exponentially simply by rethinking what has caused chronic disease and taking steps to cleanse toxicity from the mind, body, and soul, they are discovering simple changes in one’s lifestyle, eating habits, and environmental are dramatic.
Various holistic practices highlighted in High-Risk argue that establishing harmony with one’s inner self has a direct and positive effect on one’s external environment. Healing is possible in the movement towards making oneself whole. The fundamental decision to renew health by seeking peace through the integrated theory and practice of healing opens up the possibility for the world to be healed...in idea, emotion and action.
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