The Secret of Health

  • Practice positive feelings, be quick to forgive & thankful.
  • Keep the circulation healthy with daily walking or Taiji.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Eat a wide variety of food - and not too much.


Forgiveness means to completely erase all recollection or remembrance of the act from the mind or cease to regard the deed as an evil one.

In the first stage one ceases to verbalize the issue. Then one ceases to allow ones mind to dwell on the issue or one changes ones attitude to the occurrence.

Know that each limited human being, is doing the best they can, with the understanding they have, and if they do you wrong, it is because they know no better. Forgive them.

The thought that “no, it does not matter” whatever another does, form a sort of principle to adopt in life. The thought “either I deserve it or they know no better” allows the mind to tolerate all and let it go.


Gratitude means to feel appreciation for what we receive.

One ceases to allow ones mind to dwell on “what is not” and then one chooses to dwell on “what is”.

The first lesson that we can learn in the path of thankfulness is to forget what we do for another, and remember only what good any other has done for us.

Gratefulness is best adorned by subtlety of expression. In thanksgiving, one word of thanks is sufficient.

If we answer every little deed of kindness with appreciation, we develop in our nature the spirit of gratefulness, and gratefulness in the character, is like fragrance in the flower, it attracts favour, forgiveness and mercy.

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The Cause of Disease


The Cause of Disease

Fitness is different from health. Fitness is gained and lost quickly, but health is lost and regained over a long period of time.

Few people notice their health leaving until it is gone.

Inflammation is a common link and the first obvious sign of disease.

What then causes Inflammation?

Negative Emotions

Production of pro-inflammatory cytokines that influence aging, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and frailty and functional decline and other conditions can be stimulated directly by negative emotions.

Kiecolt-Glaser JK, McGuire L, Robles TF, Glaser R.
Psychoneuroimmunology: psychological influences on immune function and health.
J Consult Clin Psychol. 2002 Jun;70(3):537-47.
Link to Abstract


Low levels of physical inactivity lead to chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in the skeletal muscle, the circulatory system and other tissues.

Aoi W, Naito Y, Yoshikawa T.
Dietary exercise as a novel strategy for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome: effects on skeletal muscle function.
J Nutr Metab. 2011;2011:676208. Epub 2011 Jun 6.
Link to Abstract

Lack of Sleep

Sleep disturbance is associated with inflammation and related disorders including cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and diabetes.

Irwin MR, Carrillo C, Olmstead R.
Sleep loss activates cellular markers of inflammation: sex differences.
Brain Behav Immun. 2010 Jan;24(1):54-7. Epub 2009 Jun 9.
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Lack of Nutrients

(Selenium for example as New Zealand soil is low in Selenium)

Adequate levels of Selenium are important for initiating immunity, but they are also involved in regulating excessive immune responses and chronic inflammation.

Huang Z, Rose AH, Hoffmann PR.
The Role of Selenium in Inflammation and Immunity: From Molecular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Opportunities.
Antioxid Redox Signal. 2011 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Link to Abstract

Physical Toxins

(Mercury for example as we have it in our teeth)

Mercury causes inflammation, tiredness and heart disease. Mercury toxicity should be evaluated in any patient with hypertension using hair, toenail, urine and blood tests.

Houston MC.
Role of mercury toxicity in hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2011 Aug;13(8):621-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00489.x. Epub 2011 Jul 11.
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Biomarkers of inflammation, are increased in obesity, and predict the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Lee YH, Pratley RE.
The evolving role of inflammation in obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
Curr Diab Rep. 2005 Feb;5(1):70-5.
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