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BioLiving in a High Tech World

By Allie Dawson

All rights reserved. No part of this e-book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the author. Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book the publisher and author assume no responsibility for errors or omissions.

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Technical data presented here, as well as preventive procedures, medical treatments and other emergency actions inevitably reflect the author's individual beliefs. The information in this guide should therefore be used for general guidance and informational purposes only, and approached with contemplative discernment. Neither the author nor the publisher advocates any violation of current medical or other laws, nor recommends the breaking of future laws. Furthermore, the contents of this resource guide are not intended as a substitute for professional, legal or medical guidance. No attempt to provide medical advice or the practice of medicine is being made, nor should any be construed. You should always make all health care decisions, even in emergency conditions, under the guidance of a legitimate, knowledgeable and experienced health care practitioner. The author and publisher of this e-book disclaims responsibility or liability for any loss or hardship that may be incurred as a result of the use, application or misuse of any information included in BioLiving in a High-Tech World. Information printed in this report is from sources believed to be exceedingly reliable, but no guarantee, express or implied, can be made regarding absolute accuracy of same. Therefore, you should double-check all facts, figures, and formulas until you have satisfactorily determined for yourself their accuracy and reliability.

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Meet the Author

Allie Dawson worked for many years as a registered nurse where she held various hospital management positions. Some of her most interesting work, however, involved alternative treatment modalities with end stage cancer patients.

Later, Allie owned and operated a health food store for several years while working concurrently as a nutritional consultant to Chiropractors across the U.S. She was also a Sports Therapist and trainer for TEAM USANational Martial Arts Team.

Allie's journey as a health practitioner has been enhanced not only by ongoing training -- she has also experienced a number of one-on-one apprenticeships with renowned doctors in cancer and sports massage therapy and traditional Chinese medicine.

Currently Allie is the owner of a health clinic, which offers Touch for Health Meridian Balancing, Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Acupressure, Active Release Techniques, Deep Tissue Sports Therapy, and Reiki. In her spare time Allie teaches Women's Self-Defense, Kickboxing, and Tai Chi.

"Complementary medicine" is the emerging health model for the 21st century --

it recognizes that physical, biochemical, psychological, spiritual and environmental

factors all play a role in governing the state of our health. Allie's integrated knowledge

of both traditional and alternative medicine provides strong guidance for those who

realize that excellent health is the result of balance between traditional and alternative

medicine and that one is incomplete without the other.

Radio Appearances

Columbus, OH - WTVN, The Steve Cannon Show

Burlington, VT - WKDR/WDEV Radio

Canada - CHQR - Bruce Kenyon Talk News

Portland, OR - KPAM News Talk with Debra Barnes

Kansas City - KBEQ The Randy Miller Morning Show

Cincinnati OH - WKRC with Stephanie Tyler, The Morning Show

National Syndicated Radio - Mancow

Toledo, OH - WVKS

Austin, TX - KLBJ

New Living Magazine, NY

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CONTENTS

A Message from the Author –Disease or Health? It's Your Choice ..................2

- Introduction -.................................................................................................13

- Chapter 1 –Bio-Living: Going Where No American has Gone Before ..........18

- Chapter 2 –What’s Hippocrates Got to Do with Anything? ...........................22

- Chapter 3 -The Silver Lining: Putting it all into perspective ..........................28

- Chapter 4 -How Toxic Are You? ...................................................................39

- Chapter 5 -THE DANGEROUS TRIANGLE PHENOMENON ......................45

- Chapter 6 -Are You Wired? ..........................................................................53

- Chapter 7 – THE SURVIVAL 5 .....................................................................60

- Chapter 8 –Your Safety Net..........................................................................80

- Chapter 9 -Conclusion ..................................................................................85

Appendix A: Using BioLiving in a High-Tech World ........................................87

Appendix B: Beyond the Trauma ....................................................................91

Appendix C: Internet Links for Further Study..................................................95

Appendix D: Recommended Reading.............................................................97

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- A Message from the Author -

Disease or Health ? It's Your Choice

Prevention does not cure, but it is the better way!

PREVENTION AS DEFINED: keep from occurring, defend against, counteract, fend off, hold back, stave off, ward off; block, bar, deter, thwart, anticipate, nip in the bud, forestall, avoid, preclude, avert, veto, prohibit, rule out, intercept, sidetrack, turn aside, deflect, turn away.

CURE AS DEFINED: restore to health, make well, heal, eradicate sickness from, rid of an illness, remedy, corrective, curative treatment, means of healing, antidote.

By definition there is a distinct difference between prevention and cure.

Which would you rather experience? There is no ill treatment or harm in prevention, in keeping with that wise old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

In BioLiving in a High-Tech World I refer to a paradigm shift taking place between Alternative Medicine and Western Orthodox Medicine. Alternative Medicine holds an entirely different premise on health with it's focus being on wellness and the healing power of nature as well as the intrinsic total restorative powers of the body (which is why the name "Holistic" is used to mean the same thing as "Alternative"). In contrast, the orientation of Western Orthodox Medicine has been the arena of disease with its focus being on treatments with prescription drugs, surgery or chemotherapy.

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In this book I do not talk about cures, I do not talk about diagnostic techniques, and I do not talk about treatment of illnesses. I cannot offer you any of those things. The information I give you cannot take the place of doctors, hospitals, emergency rooms, expensive diagnostics, miracle drugs or highly skilled surgeons that save lives. If you are sick, go to your family doctor. That is to be expected. I do talk, however, about prevention, with the hope that one day you will go to the doctor for your regular checkup with the joyous outcome of a clean bill of health. Don't expect this outcome, however, unless you focus on prevention rather than cure, vitality rather than illness, a higher standard of health rather than symptoms, and the low cost of prevention rather than the high price of a cure or lengthy hospitalization. When you make this choice you may live a long healthy robust life in your own right rather than masking fatigue, debilitation, depression or prolonged misery with drugs.

Prevention entails education and personal responsibility to lifestyle, diet and exercise. My perpetual routine is to teach and encourage my clients every time I see them and to work my way out of a job! As my clients begin to take on more responsibility for their own mental and physiological health there is no need to come back. They are living the bountiful life, full of health, and are no longer in the dark as to how they live and what brings about sickness or what they can do about it when it does happen. And they certainly get an education! Without exception I have them start reading. It's usually after the third or fourth visit that my clients exclaim, "I never knew these things! I'm learning so much and it all makes sense now. I can't believe what a difference it makes!"

What is something we live with every day? How about pain, to a lesser or greater degree? As a modern society we embrace the only thing we know: Western Orthodox Medicine and TV commercials that tell us when we have pain we should reach for _____ . As a rule, we are not at all aware of the complex web that it unknowingly weaves for us that leaves us not knowing the way out.

I recommend two books for your empowerment and for your good health: Lessons from the Miracle Doctors by Jon Barron and Pain Free in 6 Weeks by Dr.

Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. (Resources for finding these books are in Appendices E & F). If read, heeded, and applied they will change your life. Below I have included some excerpts from these two books so that you can begin to have a bigger picture now.

Pain Free in 6 Weeks, Sherry A. Rogers, M.D

(By permission, Excerpts from Chapter One)

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"What is pain trying to tell you? Regardless of how your pain started, the body is designed to heal. Let's learn what is retarding your natural healing. There are many types of pain from degenerative discs to arthritis to metastatic cancer to fibromyalgia. Did you ever wonder why we have pain? It is to warn and protect us. Pain is designed to facilitate healing by keeping us from using the area. But healing is a limited process. It should not be chronic. Why should we suffer with pain for the rest of our lives because of one injury? The answer is we should not. There is no teleological or protective mechanism or reason for having chronic suffering after one particular injury. Therefore, it is up to us to find out why the body is still having pain and what it is trying to tell us.

Pain means inflammation: Inflammation means reaction to or rejection of something. If there is continual pain in an area, that signifies there is an irritation, an inflammatory response. What is the body reacting to that forces it to continually release chemical mediators from cells, sending signals to bring in inflammatory repair cells and allergic cells? What offender or invader is the body chemistry trying to reject or gobble up?

Wherever there is pain, there must also be inflammation, with varying degrees of swelling, redness, or tenderness. It is through inflammation that the body defends and heals itself. It is these extra cells that in the process of trying to clean up and protect us also put out chemicals or mediators that produce the chemistry of pain. Whatever it is that we are reacting to, the reaction will persist as long as the body has not conquered the stimulus or trigger. Real healing, as with cuts and fractures, occurs over a finite period of time.

Never lose sight of the fact that only when there is a persistent trigger (that the body is reacting to and cannot conquer) does it continue to produce inflammation and pain. Inflammation and resultant pain should never be chronic. And when you choose to cover up or mask pain with medications, it allows you to ignore finding the true underlying causes. The chronic inflammation inevitably progresses too much more serious damage and tissue destruction, while the drugs used cause their own damage as well as create new diseases.

If everything heals, why should pain be chronic? When you cut your finger, it doesn't bleed and stay open forever unless there is something else wrong. If there is a non-healing infection from a sliver in a diabetic, the persistence of inflammation alerts us to remove the sliver and regulate the diabetes before healing can be completed. When you break your wrist, you don't have pain forever. So why should a back or any other source of chronic pain be an

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exception? Every chronic condition has an underlying cause that can be remedied. It is these causes you are going to learn to identify and correct.

Pain has a way of wearing you down to a point where you'll beg a surgeon to operate. When you have pain, do you reach for Aleve? This and its over-the-counter cousins like Motrin (ibuprofen), Advil, Naproxyn, Orudis and prescription drugs like Indocin, Tolectin, Lodine, Feldene, Clinoril, Anaprox, Toradol, Nalfon, Voltaren, Celebrex, and Vioxx fall into a category of drugs called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) with some of the most dangerous side effects known.

Since side effects of drugs constitute the 3rd cause of death in the U.S., it should come as no surprise that over 6,000 people die from NSAIDs a year. Why don't you hear about it? Because the symptoms slowly come on over the years, masquerading as labels like congestive heart failure, kidney disease with fluid retention, suicidal depression, or idiopathic liver disease. The ones who don't die have the misery of cataracts, ulcers, macular degeneration, hearing loss, ringing of the ears, memory loss, headaches, heartburn, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and much more.

For example, one out of four people get ulcers or other intestinal problems from NSAIDs, but are labeled irritable bowel or heartburn and treated with additional drugs which produce further side effects. No wonder statistics show that once you start taking a gut drug you increase your chances of cancer 43 times! For once you start with a drug, you are propelled into the vortex of more drugs either for the side effects of the first or the progression of underlying causes that were ignored in the first place.

But worse is that these pain-relievers actually cause bone deterioration, which is ironic because they are taken for relief of bone pain. That's right, they actually cause the condition for which they are being taken to get much worse, often requiring surgery. No wonder we have been hurled into an epidemic of hip and knee replacements! And if that were not enough reason to find the real cause of pain, common pain relievers cause the leaky gut syndrome. The leaky gut can then go on to cause food and chemical allergies, vitamin and mineral deficiencies that accelerate aging, and auto-immune diseases where the body destroys its own tissues. These include diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease), thyroiditis, colitis, and more.

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Common pain medications not only fail to cure, but cause bone

deterioration with osteoporosis plus eye, kidney, liver and heart disease. Medications guarantee that the sick will get sicker.

NSAIDs not only increase your risk of being hospitalized by 4-fold, but are implicated in contributing to at least one in five cases of heart failure, for which one treatment is now cutting out part of the heart! But that pales when you consider the side effects of steroids used to mask pain. They can cause death of the tiny femoral artery in the neck of the long thigh bone (femur), leading to attempts to artificially replace the ball and socket bone, which carries, at best, a poor prognosis.

Methotrexate, a drug commonly used for arthritis and other recalcitrant pain conditions, as a form of chemotherapy, can actually cause cancer on down the road. No wonder the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association teaches us that prescription drugs kill well over 100,000 people each year in hospitals alone. And this does not count those who die at home, in accidents, with non-prescription drugs, or whose deaths were not recognized as being connected to drugs and their myriad insidious side effects.

Drugs are designed to merely shut down a chemical pathway that is malfunctioning. For example, the malfunction of the cell membrane's inflammatory chemistry results in a prescription for anti-inflammatory drugs, but this allows the underlying condition to accelerate and worsen: the sick get sicker, quicker. Better to find the true underlying cause and fix what is broken and get on with the joy of life. That is what this e-book is all about.

Dr. Rogers' goal is to help you discover what the cause of pain is and get rid of it once and for all and to experience true healing. She unveils important research studies revealing that 74%-90% of the people who ache and hurt, regardless of their diagnostic label or type of arthritis, have a sensitivity to deadly nightshades, the Solonaceae family of plants. She states that it doesn't matter if you have arthritis from old age or degenerative back discs with sciatica, heel spurs, a "bad shoulder", bum knees, or lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Further, Dr. Rogers maintains that "it doesn't matter if you have fibromyalgia or tendonitis or joint or muscle pain that is not able to be diagnosed. The label given to your type of pain is of no consequence. If by some chance it is not due to this cause it is most likely an unsuspected food allergy.

You owe it to yourself to rule out a cause over which you have 100% control."

(To obtain a copy of Pain Free in Six Weeks, by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. refer to

Appendix D

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Dr. Sherry Rogers is someone with whom I can relate, as she sees both sides of Orthodox and Alternative Medicine. Having worked as a Registered Nurse in many medical institutions and witnessing the scenarios Dr. Rogers describes, along with its debilitating consequences, I finally chose to leave the Medical establishment to follow Holistic Healing. I have just as equally profound stories of my own personal health, having nearly died with kidney and renal failure, to testify as to the ineffectiveness of Western Medicine and the success of other methods.

Personally, I would choose prevention any day over getting sick or succumbing to cancer, or contracting a virus or a cold. Good health is not just an absence of disease. You are healthy when you feel great and not when your doctor can’t find a diagnosis to give you. Prevention is pro-active. Postponing the little healthy habits, or skipping responsible learning to enhance your health will therefore cause your vitality to fall headlong into this miserable state of affairs.

It used to be that eating sensibly, taking vitamins, and checking in with the doctor once in awhile was enough. In this day and age, this is no longer true.

The soil we grow our food in is mineral depleted, our water is poisoned, and our air is at its highest levels of pollution. We live a fast paced lifestyle that even good health can't catch up with. We are surrounded by Electro-Magnetic Field interference and contamination that was not present twenty years ago. We are a people of quick fixes: drugs, fast food, pain relievers, sleeping pills, and so forth.

You may be shocked to find out what our 'bill of health' is here in America: Lessons From The Miracle Doctors by Jon Barron

(By permission, Excerpts from Chapter One)

"THERE HAS TO BE AN ALTERNATIVE

Thirty years ago, diseases such as colon cancer, prostate cancer, and diverticular disease were virtually unknown. Today, they are almost a certainty if you live long enough. Consider: 1

What We Pay For Health Care

Never in the history of the world has any other country come close to having as many doctors as we do in the United States: approximately 700,000 according to the US Census.

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And never in the entire history of the world has any other country come close to spending as much as we do on health care: a conservative 1 trillion dollars a year. That means that what we spend on health care is more than the entire Gross National Product of all but six countries in the world today. 2

What Value Have We Received...

We lead the developed world in deaths from

• Heart disease.

• Prostrate cancer.

• Breast cancer.

• Colorectal cancer.

• Diabetes.

The American Cancer Society now says that one in every 2.5 individuals will develop some form of invasive cancer during their lifetime -- and half of them will die from it.

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 10.

And even though we spend $100 billion dollars a year on cancer treatment and research, the overall survival rate for cancer patients is NO BETTER than it was 50 or 100 years ago.

And It's Getting Worse.

The incidence of diabetes in the United States has DOUBLED in just the LAST 5

YEARS!

50 years ago, diverticular disease (herniations of the colon) were virtually unknown (afflicting less than 10% of the American population). Today, according to the Merck Manual, 100% of all Americans will have many -- if they live long enough.

30 years ago, colorectal cancer was virtually unknown. Today, it is the single most prevalent cancer among men and women combined.

The number of Americans who suffer from Asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control, has risen by an astounding 75% in just the last 20 years.

Breast cancer rates are up 30% in just the last 15 years.

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