Posts Tagged ‘M.S.’

2023 September 6 (at dear Sabine’s serene home)

Hello Everyone,

I wish you vibrant health!

BOOKS, Our Immune System, Our Beautiful Ever-Changing Brain, Our Internal Organs, Our Body and Vitality!

Three years ago, Shingles virus “woke up” in my body … the rash has healed long ago … but the long-haul symptoms are so darn stubborn; plus, these symptoms have awakened another virus in my nervous system. Also, COVID-Vaccination has worsened my condition.

My internal thermostat is stuck at an uncomfortable down right yucky setting. My immune system had needed to use heat when Shingles virus activated; however, my system is still in “fight” mode three years later.

Illness leads to depression … nasty loop.


Page 62 of the book IMMUNE: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive by Philipp Dettmer
“Inflammation is the universal response of your immune system to any sort of breach or damage or insult. No matter if you burn yourself, cut yourself, or get a bruise. No matter if bacteria or viruses infect your nose, lungs, or gut. No matter if a young tumor kills a few civilian cells by stealing their nutrients or you have an allergic reaction to a food, inflammation is the response. Damage or danger – perceived or real – causes inflammation.”


Thanks to the encouragement from the folks I care about and who care about me, I resume reading books to learn about how hard the human body works, and, I turn depression into appreciating one moment at a time.


My Quest to Wellness by learning from Holistic Healers on how to receive and send instructions for my particular Brain-Body “peace talks”.


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Here are the BOOKS!


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the book - Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

Thank you, dear Sue, for telling me about the book

Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

by Philipp Dettmer, creator of the popular science YouTube channel “Kurzgesagt—In a Nutshell”

Book description from the publisher:

“You wake up and feel a tickle in your throat. Your head hurts. You’re mildly annoyed as you get the kids ready for school and dress for work yourself. Meanwhile, an epic war is being fought, just below your skin. Millions are fighting and dying for you to be able to complain as you head out the door.

“But most of us never really stop to ask: What even is our immune system?

“Second only to the human brain in its complexity, it is one of the oldest and most critical facets of life on Earth. Without it, you would die within days. In IMMUNE, Philipp Dettmer, the brains behind the most popular science channel on YouTube, takes readers on a journey through the fortress of the human body and its defenses. There is a constant battle of staggering scale raging within us, full of stories of invasion, strategy, defeat, and noble self-sacrifice. In fact, in the time you’ve been reading this, your immune system has probably identified and eradicated a cancer cell that started to grow in your body.

“Each chapter delves into an element of the immune system, including defenses like antibodies and inflammation as well as threats like bacteria, allergies, and cancer, as Dettmer reveals why boosting your immune system is actually nonsense, how parasites sneak their way past your body’s defenses, how viruses work, and what goes on in your wounds when you cut yourself.

“Enlivened by engaging full-color graphics and immersive descriptions, IMMUNE turns one of the most intricate, interconnected, and confusing subjects — immunology — into a gripping adventure through an astonishing alien landscape. IMMUNE is a vital and remarkably fun crash course in what is arguably, and increasingly, the most important system in the body.”

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Thank you, dear Loduskia “Dusky” Pierce, MFT, for having introduced me to:

the book - The Brain That Changes Itself


Dr. Norman Doidge’s first book – 

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science


the book - The Brain’s Way of Healing

Dr. Norman Doidge’s second book –  

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Look for Dr. Doidge’s interviews on YouTube


Thank you, YouTube Channel User The Agenda | TVO Today for posting

“For a very long time scientists thought the brain was an organ beyond treatment. If something went wrong or if one was born with a deficit, the conclusion was ‘tough luck.’ Not so anymore. There are revolutionary techniques that can alleviate anything from chronic pain to Parkinson’s disease or Down syndrome. Dr. Norman Doidge lays it out in his book The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. He’ll discuss this, and more, with Steve Paikin. ”

Dr. Norman Doidge explains:

“The Brain is NOT like a fixed hard-wired machine. The Brain changes it’s wiring – the word that describes this property is neuroplasticity. The Brain’s structure and functions can be changed by our activities and by our mental experiences.”

“Using energy to facilitate neuroplasticity for healing.  The ancient word ‘hælan’ – to cure, to restore, to make whole again.”


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Thank you, dear LaH, for having introduced me to Master Teacher and Healer Gilles Marin!

the book - Five Elements, Six Conditions

Five Elements, Six Conditions – a Taoist Approach to Emotional Healing, Psychology, and Internal Alchemy

Gilles Marin is the Founder and Director of the Chi Nei Tsang Institute and School of Taoist Healing Energetics, California, USA

Co-directeur de  l’institut de Chi Nei Tsang, Nice, FRANCE

Universal Healing Tao and Chi Nei Tsang Senior Instructor since 1986

TaoTouch: The art to help people heal, get rid of pain, and bring back vibrant health by reconciling self, soul and spirit while triggering emotional processing.  This is done through a traditional Taoist monastic healing practice called Chi Nei Tsang, which works with deep and gentle abdominal touch to enhance health and vitality to the internal organs.


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Michael H. Moskowitz, MD & Marla D. Golden, DO

for Dr. Michael Moskowitz’s and Dr. Marla Golden’s -


workbook, webinars, brain graphics, and more…


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the book - SLOW MEDICINE


Victoria SweetM.D.’s book SLOW MEDICINE The Way to Healing  Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, “healthcare” has replaced medicine, “providers” look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency.
Victoria Sweet, M.D. is the award-winning author of God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.

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My blog post  contains my notes from –

“Getting a grip on pain and the brain – Professor Lorimer Moseley – Successful Ageing Seminar 2013?

“What we now understand about pain.”

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I am grateful to these healers / holistic health practitioners:

Stephanie Wilger, NC
Amy Grace Lam, Ph.D.
Loduskia “Dusky” Pierce, MFT
Gilles Marin, master teacher and practitioner of Chi Nei Tsang
USA:   France:
Marie-Christine Cornet in France:
Dr. Cynthia Cox and her super team!
M. Limpahan and her super team!

Stephanie Doucette, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. OM

Danielle Rosenman, M.D.

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Stephanie Wilger, N.C. recommends:

Taoist Meditation: The Six Healing Sounds – YouTube

Gilles Marin’s blog post:

“Detoxifying from Vaccines with Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables”



Teresa Jade LeYung,

formerly Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Teresa_Jade_LeYung_wishes_everyone_peace_and_wellness__photo_by_Nan_and_MEK  goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog

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Writing Coach Teresa says:

“I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”

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