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  • 1. MaRi EagarM Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude)April 2005Report for University of JohannesburgM Phil (HRM) (PPL)Personal Health and Total Wellbeing – Hidden Causes of 21 Century Disease
  • 2. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005Contents1 The three primary life requirements of the cell and the link to three primary manifestations of disease 11.1 The PPL need for a practical framework to analyse the cause of the manifestation of disease 11.2 The essence of the linking of disease to the primary life requirements of the cells 11.3 Small cells can be used to analyse overall health in a human system 11.4 The three primary manifestations of disease 21.5 The three primary life requirements of the cell 21.6 The correspondence between disease and the primary life requirements of the cell 31.7 Treatment of disease based on the three life requirements of the cell 42 The hidden cause of most 21st Century disease 62.1 The PPL interest in the hidden cause of most 21st Century disease 62.2 Linking the hidden cause of 2st Century disease to the primary life requirements of the cell 72.3 Innervation 72.4 Nutrition 82.5 Drainage 92.6 The interrelatedness of the three primary causes of disease and the hidden cause of 21st Century disease 93 Bibliography 103.1 Books 103.2 Articles 113.3 Other 11Personal health - preventative perspective
  • 3. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 20051 The three primary life requirements of the cell and the link to three primary manifestations of disease1.1 The PPL need for a practical framework to analyse the cause of the manifestation of diseaseAs PPL addresses problems of existence, the PPL practitioner could be faced withvarious options and information in terms of problems around personal health andwellbeing, and thus need an essential framework to analyse models of health andwellness, including diets and lifestyle interventions. Such a model would also be simpleenough to provide a balanced view of improving wellbeing.1.2 The essence of the linking of disease to the primary life requirements of the cellsDr Rocco Joubert has developed an approach which links the manifestation of diseaseto the three primary life requirements of the cell. These are innervation, nutrition anddrainage. This is like an analogy for a city (Smith, D, 2005). The city needs resourcesto sustain life, electricity and road systems to generate life sustaining activities, and thena good waste removal system to clean the environment. If resources do not arrive, thepeople will starve. When the electricity stops, industry stops producing and the economyis negatively affected. When waste removal is stopped, the city functioning is blocked.1.3 Small cells can be used to analyse overall health in a human systemPersonal health - preventative perspective 1
  • 4. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005Dr Dennis Gabor received the 1971 Nobel Prize for constructing the first hologram. Inessence in a hologram each piece of the hologram is an exact representation of thewhole, and will reconstruct the entire image.Some authors view the human system as a hologram (Joubert, R, 2001). For example,Dr Karl Pribam renowned brain researcher, accumulated evidence over a decade thatthe brain’s deep structure is essentially holographic. Brain structures sight, hearing,taste, smell and touch holographically (Brennan, Barbara Ann, 1988).Through applying the concept of the hologram, and thus that, through addressing thehealth and optimal functioning of the cells in the body (the smallest physical parts) thewhole party will similarly be affected (Joubert, R, 2001) (Brennen, Barbara Ann, 1988).1.4 The three primary manifestations of diseasePer Dr Joubert (Joubert, R, 2001) there are three primary ways in which diseasemanifest, namely Lowered vitality (such as overburdened nervous system due to stress and burn-out) Abnormal composition of blood and lymph (such as deficiency in minerals) Accumulation of waste material (such as the retention of free radicals)1.5 The three primary life requirements of the cellThere are three primary life requirements for the cell, being Innervation (the inflow of life force and nerve supply) Nutrition (which contributes to the composition of blood, lymph and the other fluids of the body)Personal health - preventative perspective 2
  • 5. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005 Drainage (which removes accumulated waste as a result of the bio-chemical processes in the cells of the body)These, per Dr Joubert and Smith, D (2005) are based on the basic understanding of thebiology of cells.1.6 The correspondence between disease and the primary life requirements of the cellThe table below indicates how the core manifestation of disease can be linked to theprimary life requirements of the cell:Primary life Examples of primary Example of primaryrequirements of manifestation of disease – manifestation of disease –the cell Einsteinian view Newtonian viewInnervation Lowered vitality results in Imbalance in the nervous slower vibration. This results in system, such as anxiety, could resistance to poor nutrition and result in spasms in the bowel inability to remove waste (clogs and bladder, some people can the draining process of the cell) even experience fainting (Wilkie, (Joubert, R, 2001). w, 1999: 23) (Smith, D, 2005). Stress reduces the capacity of the body to utlise nutrition (Hafen et al, 2002: 80).Nutrition Imbalance of the optimum Per Dr Christiaan about 30% of elements in food and lymph as cancer is directly related to diet a result of improper food (nutrition) (Dr Christiaan, 2001:Personal health - preventative perspective 3
  • 6. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005 combinations fail to supply the 28). cell with proper proportions of Fat in your abdominal muscles food elements for optimum are related to incorrect eating functioning (Joubert, R, 2001). (Joubert, R, 2001).Drainage The vibrationary activity of the Free radicals damage the cell can be lowered when there delicate structures in the body’s is insufficient drainage cells (Dr Christiaan, 2001: 228). (Joubert, R, 2001) (Smith, D, Homocysteine is a protein that 2005). These can be removed is prominently linked as a through increasing vital energy, deadly player in disease, for or removing vital energy example, through clot forming in blockages (Joubert, R, 2001) the arteries (Elstein, M, 2001: (Holford, 2001: 203) (Smith, D, 89). 2005)1.7 Treatment of disease based on the three life requirements of the cellInstead of treating disease with traditional healing methods, such as surgery andsynthetic drugs, Dr Joubert indicates that the disease should be addressed via the threeprimary life requirements.From the Newtonian perspective, this treatment would focus on the quality andcombination of nutrition, improvement of problems with the nervous system, and thewaste removal process (detoxing process) (Smith, D, 2005). From the Einsteinperspective, the disease would be address through applying the idea that the cell ismade up of atoms who vibrate at certain speed frequencies. The disharmony which ismanifested in the disease would be addressed through improving the speed of vibrationPersonal health - preventative perspective 4
  • 7. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005in the cells and affected organs (Gerber, 2001) (Smith, D, 2005) (Joubert, R, 2001)(Brennen, A, 1988).For the PPL practitioner the benefit in this approach is that all problems with personalhealth and wellbeing can be analysed using this framework. For example, a wellbeingprogram can be reviewed to determine the impact on the three primary liferequirements. Should it address the three primary requirements in a balanced manner,the PPL practitioner would be able to utilize the principles of such a wellbeing model.Personal health - preventative perspective 5
  • 8. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 20052 The hidden cause of most 21st Century disease“When the United States is compared to other countries in terms of longevity, itdoes poorly. The American male ranks twenty first and the American femaleranks twentieth. Infant mortality rates are even worse at twenty-third among thetwenty-nine industrialised nations – a pretty poor showing for a country thatspends more on medical treatment per capita than any other country in theworld”.(Data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development as quoted byDr Gerard Anderson, professor of health policy and management, Johns HopkinsSchool of Public Health – Travis and Ryan, 2004, 5).2.1 The PPL interest in the hidden cause of most 21st Century diseaseThe mainstream medical system is based on crisis medicine – treating the person onlywhen disease is already manifest (Holford, P, 1998: 15). In terms of the PPL health andwellbeing principles, this does not address the hidden causes of most 21st Centurydisease. From the PPL perspective the diseases are the tip of an iceberg, and toaddress these adequately in terms of wellbeing, the deep rooted causes would need tobe addressed – these would occur below the waterline (Smith, D, 2005) (Travis andRyan, 2004).An example of the importance to determine hidden causes of disease is that given byerDr Christiaan: “hypertension is also called the silent killer. Most people initially have nosymptoms of high blood pressure. For about 25% of people with untreated high bloodpressure the first symptom of is sudden death” (Dr Christiaan, 2001: 68). Below is adiagram representing the concept:Personal health - preventative perspective 6
  • 9. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005 Iceberg view of disease WHAT WE CAN SEE ABOVE THE WATERLINE – manifestation of disease Waterline HIDDEN CAUSES OF DISEASE - UNMANIFEST2.2 Linking the hidden cause of 2st Century disease to the primary life requirements of the cellFor PPL purposes, the link to three primary life requirements of cell – nutirion,innervation and drainage would be used to analyse the hidden causes of moderndisease.2.3 InnervationDr Candice Pert states that the current culture in general does not apply the fact thatour thinking and our emotions fundamentally affect how our cells can utilize food.Personal health - preventative perspective 7
  • 10. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005Constant negative emotions, such as anger, frustration could ultimately create long termdamage to the cell receptides to such a degree that the cells will not be able to absorbthe nutrients required for optimum functioning (Dr Spinoza) (Candice Pert) (2004). Thisview is supported by Dr Joubert (2001). This has serious implications when weconsider the high levels of stress related emotions experienced by most people, forexample constant anxiety, anger frustration and helplessness.The impact of our thinking and emotions are often not considered as a fundamentalcause of modern day illness, and we are therefore not encouraged to cultivate positivestates of being to increase our overall vitality (Smith, D, 2005) (Pert, C, 2004).Hypo-active lifestyles and poor body connection contribute towards poor innervationwithin our bodies (Holford, 2001) (Travis and Ryan, 2004). Constant anxiety impacts theoptimum functioning of the nervous system (Hafen et al, 2002). Poor vital life forceprevents optimum2.4 NutritionThe Koffman article indicates how high carbohydrate diets are directly linked toincreases in heart disease, diabetes and other lifestyle diseases. This link can be clearlyseen in case studies where people switch from diets consisting of high protein and lowcarbohydrate diets to that of western high-carbohydrate diets (Koffman article: PPLClass 2005).Per Koffman the chemical composition of breads and pasta are very similar to that ofrefined sugar. Through eating these foods, your body experiences an instant rush ofsugar, with the pancreas producing glycogen to turn this into fat to be available forusage in the long term. Apart from fat increases, your body has an increase intriglycerides which are one of the main causes of heart disease. Ultimately you couldPersonal health - preventative perspective 8
  • 11. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005experience insulin resistance, a condition where you body can no longer respond in anormal manner to insulin, increasing pancreas production of insulin, finally resulting indiabetes where the pancreas are unable to respond properly to sugar.Sugar in refined foods reduce your immune system. Cancer cells flourish with a highsugar diet.In the documentary movie, Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock went through a thirty dayexperiment with careful medical monitoring, including testing of blood content. Theexperiment clearly showed how lack of exercise and a diet comprising mainly of starchand fried foods, resulted in major physical damage, as well as impacting on his overallfeeling of wellbeing (Spurlock, M, 2004).2.5 DrainagePoor nutrition as well as improper innervation ultimately also result in poor drainage ofwaste material in cells. Other factors, such as poor breathing, also contribute towardspoor removal of wastage. Poison and wastage in cells cause disease in the cells.2.6 The interrelatedness of the three primary causes of disease and the hidden cause of 21st Century diseaseJoubert, R (2001) and Smith, D (2005) indicate that the three primary life requirementsof the cells are interconnected. Poor innervation could negate good nutrition. Poornutrition could impact on innervation and poor drainage. Ultimately the hidden causes of21st Century disease can be found through analysing the lack of the three primary liferequirements of the cell.Personal health - preventative perspective 9
  • 12. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 20053 Bibliography3.1 BooksBrennan, Barbara Ann (1988) Hands of Light: A guide to healing through the humanenergy field Bantam BooksDr Christiaan (2001) Lifetime Health Everybody’s guide to sustained wellness TafelbergElstein, M (2001) Eternal health: The comprehensive guide to anti-ageing StruikGerber, R (2001) Vibrational medicine: The number one handbook of subtle-energytherapies (Third Edition) Bear & Company, Rochester, VermontHafen, et al (2002) Mind/body health: The effects of attitudes, emotions andrelationships Second Edition Benjamin CummingsHolford, P (1998) 100% Health: The drug free guide to feeling better, living longer andstaying free from disease PiatkusHolford, P (2001) written with Dr Myra Cass Natural Highs: Increase your energy,Sharpen you mind, Improve your mood, Relax and beat stress with legal, natural andhealthy mind-altering substances PiatkusJoubert, R (2002) Handout: Module 5: Health and Total Wellness: The Mind/Body/SpiritConnection – extract handed out in PPL ClassnotesPersonal health - preventative perspective 10
  • 13. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005Pressman, A (1999) The complete idiot’s guide to alternative medicine – Dr AlanPressman with Sheila Buff (Alpha Books)Shealy, Norman MD Ph. D (1999) The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of AlternativeHealing Therapies ElementTravis, J W and Ryan, R S (2004) Wellness Workbook: How to achieve enduring healthand vitality (3rd edition) Celestial ArtsWilkie, W (1999) Understanding stress breakdown NewleafWolf, F A (2001) Mind into Matter: A new alchemy of science and spirit Moment PointPress3.2 Articles(Koffman article: New Health Revelations) (handed out in PPL Class: Health andWellness Module: January 2005)Lutz, B: Your unique body story (The South African Journal of natural medicine) (Issue17, 2005: pages 9 – 10)3.3 OtherPersonal health - preventative perspective 11
  • 14. MaRi Eagar M Phil (HRM) (PPL)M Phil Personal and Professional Leadership (cum laude) Personal Health and Total Wellbeing April 2005Smith, D (2005) Classnotes from PPL lecture: Module 7 Personal Health and TotalWellbeing (PPL p7X8) (University of Johannesburg, January 2005)Smith, D (2005) Classnotes from PPL lecture: Module 7 Personal Health and TotalWellbeing (PPL p7X8) (University of Johannesburg, March 2005)Pert, C (2004) The little book of bleeps – Ponder these for a while – Quotations from themovie “What the bleep do we (k)now!?” Captured Light DistributionsDr Spinoza (2004) The little book of bleeps – Ponder these for a while – Quotationsfrom the movie “What the bleep do we (k)now!?” Captured Light DistributionsSpurlock, M (2004) Supersize Me –A film of epic proportions Hart Sharp Video (DVD)Personal health - preventative perspective 12