Healthy Mind and Body
What is wellness? The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. Also, an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
“I feel fine.” I hear this in my practice all the time, but the truth is the body is built to tolerate much reduced and compromised function before symptoms and problems appear. This is why people don’t know they have heart disease, cancer or diabetes until the disease is advanced, and often it’s too late to reverse the effects. Because of the silent onset of these diseases we do not see the effect of our lifestyle against our health till the body has advanced into the disease. That is why wellness is a constant journey. You don’t just do it when you feel crappy. You embrace your wellness and constantly check in with your body to maintain health.
It is Easier to Prevent Disease than to Cure Disease
Don’t be afraid to know about your health. Sickness and illness shake up your plans, interrupt your journey, and screw up your life plan. Worse than that, they pull you and push you into the unknown. This is very uncomfortable and can make us play the victim. And it is very scary.
Did you ever stop to think what it means to be dependent on medication, every day, for the rest of your life? Caught in the apparent reality that “other people do it” therefore so can I. We disconnect from all the truth of who and what we are physically because we just weren’t taught, it wasn’t relevant. Now there is a doctoral thesis in this discussion, and frankly, the answer remains elusive to the question, “are you afraid of illness” or “do you want to know the truth about your health?”
It may be the wrong question! Maybe you’re not afraid of illness but are ignorant of health. Perhaps it is that all of us are gifted with the forgiveness of youth and the flexibility of our young resilient bodies. But for most people we don’t understand aging and when our hair turns grey, or we lose the ability to wear our good slacks, or our energy won’t let us climb the stairs without a rest, we turn fearful rather than empowered. Loss of true core health of the body is generally insidious, hidden, creeping, and silent.
How Can You Really Learn About Your Health Before Trouble Appears?
Modern medicine has some clues, and routine testing might reveal some possible health problems. This is generally not comprehensive nor early in detection, and it’s expensive and depends on the savvy of your doctor. Only a few MDs are even remotely wellness-minded. Their training is in one thing, disease and its treatment.
You need a trained, experienced, wellness minded practitioner with the tools and methods necessary to assess your health and wellness and to guide you in getting well, being well and staying well! That’s what Porterwellness is all about!
Making the Invisible-Visible!
Chronic disease is invisible before it is visible. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, malnutrition, ulcers, and malfunction after malfunction are invisible to the human sense before they are advanced to the detection stage. These problems are controlled by the body’s compensation mechanisms till they are advanced. High blood pressure is detected after it’s high, diabetes after its developed, cancer after its grown, and so on. In some cases there are tests to discover these diseases in their early stages, but most are not receiving these tests or they are not available or reliable.
For more than 40 years I have employed the art and science of Muscle Response Testing (MRT) in my practice. It is the primary tool of the science of Applied Kinesiology. This simple process is the most remarkable and important discovery of the modern age in natural health care. MRT intelligently applied is a method of asking the human body questions and receiving indications from the test of the condition of that body.
Because the body is in its own context, considerate of its entire self relative to that self,muscle response testing reveals the true status of that body in response to the question appropriately posed by the testor. The body doesn’t lie. The body knows. Malfunction in the body is undetectable in early stages of most illness via ordinary clinical testing methods, but the subtle energy of the body and the information it carries is available to the muscle response testing.
Since 1975 I have personally performed at least one million muscle tests on over 20 thousand people. I am one of at least several hundred practitioners who are also experts in muscle testing. That is a huge sample, and the results are consistent, unfailing and of great use for the discovery of and treatment of subclinical imbalance leading to illness in the body. Applications of muscle response testing are many and varied but all represent the ability to access the body’s true state of health and respond to its needs BEFORE serious disease develops. This is the key to true health and wellness!