Dr. Francis Pottenger believed that many diseases were caused by nothing but an imbalance between the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous system branches. Indeed, Sympathetic Dominance involves trigger-point pains that move around to various locations while Parasympethic “Play-Dead” mode involves symptoms like headaches, fever, extreme fatigue, general achiness (as opposed to painful trigger points), and depression. We explore the validity of balancing the Autonomic Nervous System function by meandering through a discussion of pH, Somatids and Microzymas, as well as breathwork to explain how these seemingly divergent concepts work together in the treatment of Autoimmune Disease.

Can You Control Autoimmune Disease? It Might Be Easier Than You Think…


I’m not going to dispute the legitimacy of Germ Theory or the idea that germs can cause disease, but I am going to add some new thoughts to this theory and though these thoughts are challenging, they’re also scientifically validated. These thoughts just aren’t mainstream knowledge/belief just yet. 


Big Pharma has tried to create the belief that there is or should be one pill for every disease. This belief has fostered the sense that when you go to the doctor for a disease, your doctor should be able to prescribe a very precise treatment, namely a pill, that will cure your disease. In reality, all pharmaceuticals that actually cure disease are shelved. In other words, if a pharmaceutical companies find out that a drug like salinomycin, for example, cures a major disease like…cancer, let’s say…that pharmaceutical company will educate doctors to never ever use that drug against that disease except perhaps as a “last resort”. Cures like salinomycin, for example, would put an entire segment of the medical industry out of business, after all. But most of the time, people don’t realize that drugs like salinomycin can cure cancer because, even if the doctor gives them this drug as a last resort after a long list of other toxic, non-curative drugs have been administered, that person won’t recover from their “disease”. In other words, most people don’t realize how much sickness the medicines themselves cause


Several years ago, an older man and his wife stayed with us in an AirBnB that we were managing. He was a retired hospice worker and he told me that about 80% of people in hospice who stopped taking their prescription medications (because they were going to die), recovered spontaneously and left hospice.


So perhaps we can all agree that pharmaceuticals in particular tend to be quite toxic though some pharmaceuticals are able to actually cure disease. Some of my personal pharmaceutical favorites include:



As a general rule though, Big Pharma’s goal is to develop medicines that are in high demand that will NOT cure disease, but rather that will treat enough of the patient’s symptoms to cause an addiction to the medication or the sense that the medication is necessary for survival. Indeed, that’s the general trend in terms of all product development these days–create an addiction to the product…but that’s a topic to expand on in an entirely different book. 


But to really understand pharmaceuticals, you have to know that any medicine that Big Pharma is promoting will be synthetic and it will be fewer than 7 years old (or however long the patent laws extend for that product). No one can patent a naturally occurring substance. In other words, Joe Blow can’t patent marijuana or petunias and say that they belong to him. But Joe Blow could try to extract molecules from his marijuana plants and try to manipulate them until he finds one that does not exist in nature. Then, he could patent those synthetic molecules that don’t exist in nature. And if he can patent them, he can decide how much he wants to charge for them. 


So Big Pharma wants to synthesize unnatural substances that are marketable. But that means that the drugs that your doctor prescribes are all going to be made out of these unnatural franken-molecules that sometimes have unexpectedly negative results on the human body. Sometimes, of course, these franken-molecules, in contrast, have unexpectedly positive results on human health, but as a general rule, these molecules end up being shelved, like we talked about above. 


The Latest and the Greatest Pharmaceuticals–Or Rather, the Most Profitable

During the COVID pandemic, while I collected different forms of Cinchona officinalis bark (including quinine extracts, teas, etc.), the rest of the world tuned in only to the pharmaceuticals known as hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. The general public did not know or have the research skills to be able to find that quinine is actually a much more effective medicine than either hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, both of which are derived from quinine. You see, Big Pharma isn’t that creative in terms of coming up with new molecules that have medicinal effects on the body. Pharmaceutical companies send scientists out into the rainforests and to foreign lands to collect different natural substances from animal venoms and mushrooms to plants and then, they examine these substances and experiment with them to find the ones with medicinal activity. In fact, the so-called “primitive” tribes contribute so much to this repository of knowledge regarding medicinal substances on the planet and they receive absolutely no compensation. But I digress…


So quinine is this medicine that’s been effective against major diseases like malaria for a millenia. And it’s still effective. Malaria has not yet become resistant to quinine or Cinchona officinalis (the plant from which quinine is derived). But that doesn’t stop Big Pharma from trying to sell hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to patients as something that’s superior to naturally-occuring quinine. 


Quinine has scientifically-proven strengths that can easily show its superiority over the synthetic derivatives hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, but most plants and natural plant derivatives are never scientifically funded in terms of their success at treating disease. Big Pharma holds all the cards as far as what gets funded and what doesn’t scientifically, so plant medicines, animal medicines and naturally-occuring substances, as a rule, are never studied scientifically unless someone self-funds the endeavor or finds a private sponsor to fund the studies. If someone self-funds studies or finds a private sponsor, Big Pharma merely propagates the belief that these studies were “biased” so the general public never catches on to the fact that there are cures for these diseases that are supposedly “incurable”. 


When a patent runs out on a pharmaceutical and that drug can be produced by any pharmaceutical, Big Pharma makes sure there are newly synthesized “second-generation” or “third-generation” drugs to sell to people. Unfortunately, though these later generation drugs often work less well and are more toxic than earlier generations that were closer chemically to the natural substance from which is was patterned, patients are sold on the idea that a “second-generation” drug is somehow “more advanced” technologically. But this isn’t the case. The opposite is true. The further a substance gets from nature, the more damage its likely to do on the body. 


Natural Medicines vs. Synthetic Medicines: What’s the Difference?

Often, we work with clients whose doctors have prescribed synthetic vitamins to them. Lydi and I always gasp at this. Synthetic vitamins basically plug up the vitamin receptors (so to speak) and create vitamin deficiency diseases which are always severe, multi-organ, debilitating diseases. And patients have no idea what’s happened to them. Many of them resist the idea that these prescribed medications can really be this toxic, but the fact of the matter is that synthetic vitamin preparations initially seem to work and then patients inevitably take a strong nosedive that seems to make no sense (because the synthetic vitamins work initially until the body recognizes that they are decidedly not the real thing). 


The development of synthetic vitamins by Big Pharma is testament to the fact that they know that vitamin deficiency diseases are a major cause of illness and that they can cover up these symptoms and create a dependency on these drugs that will essentially perpetuate these deficiency diseases. So, if you’re struggling with a serious illness, take a closer look at your prescription medications and look for any kind of wording in the description of these drugs that might indicate that it would work against natural vitamins or minerals in the body. 


When I was an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, I held conventional medicine up high on a pedestal. For at least 10 years after I graduated from college, I would mostly recommend over-the-counter medications to people who couldn’t get well. I wasn’t very successful at helping people with their health problems back in those days, but I was still learning. And one of the things that taught me more than all of my university classes was Poverty. When my husband and I were poor, we looked more closely at herbs. I liked how they smelled but had no idea how to use them. This was the beginning of something big for me though. As we overcame our destitution, we traveled a lot and I had a special room in my house where I would collect medicines from all over the world. We’d go visit healers and I developed this still-undefined-interest (at that time) in these simple, straight-forward, gentle, nature-based cures for disease. They captivated me, but they did not make sense to me because I had been schooled in conventional medicine. The conventional medicine model got in the way of me being able to understand how these natural medicines work.


Lydian didn’t have the same problem though. As my daughter, she grew up with nothing but the natural medicines, so her thinking is unimpeded in terms of nature-based healing. 


Nonetheless, over time, I came to realize that I could actually use herbs and their medicinal action to profile disease states because the herbs are literally created to work with our bodies. This realization came to me when I did Ayahuasca the first time. Ayahuasca is a plant-medicine that has the ability to teach people how to cure their own disease. It was during this first Ayahuasca trip that I realized that most of those tribal people who hold the keys to healing learned the art from plants that can literally communicate with us directly if we’re willing to work with them. 


So it was a plant that taught about plants. And once I understood that plants have a consciousness, it became a lot easier for me to understand how plant medicines can do things like “balance” reproductive hormone levels or immune system function. Plant medicines have a consciousness and their consciousness was designed to meld with human consciousness, which includes our energy fields, cells, and tissues. 


And while I still have an appreciation for certain synthetic medicines that have healing effects on the body, I also acknowledge that these synthetic medicines came from nature. They are derivatives of natural things. 


If you don’t feel too uncomfortable with the idea that plants have a consciousness and that this consciousness can be viewed somewhat like a personality. Then, it probably won’t bother you too much to know that these plants can teach us how the human body works. In other words, you can reverse-engineer what’s going on in the body to some extent by looking at plants that work on specific sets of symptoms.


Often, herbs have a wide spectrum of medicinal action on the body which is confusing to people because we’re used to thinking that there’s one pill for one disease. One pill is supposed to treat one set of discreet symptoms according to conventional medicine. But there are these herbs, for example, that tend to produce nausea as well as strong expectorant activity in the lungs. At the proper dose, nausea is kept to a minimum and they work powerfully to clean out infected lung tissues. But if you look closely at these herbs, you’ll find that they work through autonomic nervous system stimulation, which in turn, tells us something about how the human body works. A simple way to frame this out might be to say that we develop digestive system issues in tandem with lung issues and that treating one of these organ systems (the digestive or the respiratory system) requires medicinal action on the other. 


An important takeaway here is that when Lydi and I look for herbs to treat a disease or symptoms of disease, we look specifically for herbs that treat all of the things that seem to be going wrong in our client’s body. But we work with more than just herbs. Nonetheless, if you’re sick, you can look at plants through this lens and consider that they have a consciousness and try to find an herb that sounds like its a good fit in terms of what it treats up against the particular symptoms you’re struggling with. 


Synthetic medicines don’t generally have this kind of consciousness or energy attached to them, though sometimes synthetic medicines closely resemble the natural substance from which it was derived. But a synthetic medicine is much more likely to work against your natural process of healing, so if you’re taking prescription medications, you need to consider the spirit in which they were produced and marketed to you (a spirit of greed). And you also need to look closely at whether or not these substances are literally causing vitamin deficiency diseases that can easily be reversed with natural vitamin therapy.


Terrain Theory, Germ Theory, and pH


Lydi and I often try to avoid talking about Terrain Theory and pH because it’s a challenging topic. At the same time though, it explains a lot of things and in any discussion of autoimmune disease, Lyme disease, or parasites, it’s vital to go ahead and explain this theory of germs and medicine. 


I want to start by saying again that I still believe in Germ Theory. Germ Theory was credited to Louis Pasteur who believed that germs could be spread from person to person to cause “infection”. But he and another man named Antoine Bechamp argued fiercely about this point. According to legend, Bechamp believed that germs were not spread from person to person, but rather that germs could spontaneously arise in the body in response to certain factors like pH level. According to Bechamp, the microbes / pathogens were meaningless—they simply were indicators of a larger thing, namely, The Terrain. 


Again though, I believe in a hybrid version of Terrain Theory and Germ Theory and I reserve the right to continue learning and eventually change my mind. Indeed, I also believe that mood and mental health as well as stress and trauma can affect which microorganisms can spontaneously arise inside our bodies. 


So let me explain the Terrain Theory according to a purist view of this model of medicine:


According to Terrain Theory, germs cannot be passed from person to person. Rather, there are tiny pin-dots of light that are clearly visible in blood when it is viewed under a dark-field microscope that change into bacteria, viruses, protozoa, amoeba, etc. in response to a change in the body’s internal environment. These tiny pin-dots of light are called “Microzymas” or sometimes “Somatids” depending on who’s writing about them. But Terrain Theory says that these different types of pathogens /microorganisms that evolve out of Microzymas feed on poisonous materials inside the sick person’s body to prepare these materials for excretion. And the pathogens / microorganisms are there to feed on the poisonous materials in order to restore health


So according to this view, a doctor should not treat the body for an “infection” with a particular microorganisms, but rather the body should be “treated” to restore a healthier internal environment that is free of poisonous materials. 


The hybrid version of Terrain Theory and Germ Theory that Lydian and I work with views pathogens as either something that came from a Microzyma / Somatid (the pin-dots of harmless light that’s present in the blood of all living things) or as an infectious agent that a person caught from another person. But we view the fact that person “caught” the disease as a sign that their body’s internal environment is disordered in some way and for some reason. It doesn’t matter whether the person caught the disease/infection from their neighbor next door or if they developed the disease/infection from a spontaneous development due to internal disorder in the body (toxins, etc.). What does matter though, is the fact that a number of scientists have observed these Microzymas / Somatids and all of them have observed that these tiny pin-dots of light can either be beneficial to the body (when the body is close to or slightly alkaline) and that these pin dots will change into different forms of pathogens in response to an acidic internal environment. 


I like this hybrid version of Germ Theory and Terrain Theory for several reasons that relate to studies into pH and the use of electricity, light and other vibrational medicines to cure disease. Alkalinity and acidity relates to the electrical potential of water, after all, a substance that makes up about 70% of our body’s mass. And electricity, light, and resonant frequencies have the ability to kill pathogens so that they can be removed from the body with observably positive effects on human health. The utility of something like high-concentration molecular hydrogen water as a substance that has the ability to cure major diseases can be explained either by referencing pH and alkalinity as a curative agent via its ability to cause Microzymas / Somatids to revert back to non-pathogenic states or by looking at molecular hydrogen as a chemical agent that electrifies water. 


Further, mainstream science has acknowledged the existence of pleiomorphic or shape-changing pathogens like Helicobacter pylori


Also, I don’t want to completely throw Germ Theory out the door because frankly, I’ve seen infectious diseases spread within a population of people. Nonetheless, though, I acknowledge that moods and mental states can also spread in a population of people and that sometimes, the poisonous toxins and materials inside our bodies may not be materials at all, but rather emotions or trauma. 


Pleomorphic Pathogens: Helicobacter pylori and Borrelia burdgorferi

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial pathogen that really captures how our hybrid view of Terrain Theory and Germ Theory work together through pH as a point of intersection. H. pylori makes an excellent example specimen because over 50% of the population is infected with this bacteria which causes serious, life-threatening diseases as well as sometimes just discomfort or no symptoms at all. 


H. pylori is a bacteria that infects the stomach. It can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), indigestion, and heartburn, as well as stomach ulcers and sometimes even stomach cancer. And scientists openly acknowledge that Helicobacter pylori is pleomorphic / polymorphic. In other words, they acknowledge that this bacteria changes shape, notably in response to pH levels. 


Though H. pylori infects the stomach, which is generally considered to be a highly-acidic area of the body, it actually prefers more alkaline conditions and as soon as it infects the body, it starts secreting substances (urease) in the stomach to try to create a micro-environment of alkalinity around itself. The pH level plays a role in whether H. pylori is in a dormant state (characterized by a different shape), though some scientists speculate that H. pylori may go into a dormant state in response to antibiotic administration. One of the reasons why H. pylori is nearly impossible to treat using conventional antibiotic treatment is because conventional antibiotics that your doctor prescribes can only treat the bacteria when it exists in a particular shape/form. That’s one of the reasons why two or three antibiotics are often prescribed by doctors to try to treat this shape-changing bacteria. But Helicobacter pylori can exist in several different shapes including:


  • S-Shaped
  • C-Shaped
  • U-Shaped
  • Coccoid / Spherical


The viability and the human health impact varies from shape-to-shape. And scientists have noted that H. pylori is able to change its shape from spiral to coccoid forms to evade antibiotic treatments. In order to kill H. pylori pathogens, scientists have developed ways to “resuscitate” dormant H. pylori forms into more vulnerable shapes. Of course, antibiotics may cause the body to become more acidic, which could be what causes the bacteria to change shape. But I’m open to the possibility that there are other factors at work that haven’t been discovered or fully elucidated yet to explain how and why pathogens change shape.


Shape Changing Pathogens and the Autonomic Nervous System

Lydian and I work hard to foster connections among various models of medicine. When we study a particular model of medicine and find that the model can be used to explain disease and how to cure a disease, we hold onto that model and look for connections between that model and other models of medicine that also explain disease and how to cure disease. When we find logical connections between seemingly divergent systems of medicine, that strengthens the validity of that system of medicine. 


Rather than looking for one cure for disease, we look for multiple cures for a disease under different models of medicine to look for those connecting-points that help us really understand what’s going on in terms of that disease. But in practice, humans hardly ever have one disease. Rather, when we apply our models of medicine to actual people in real-life situations, we often find that some of the medicines from some of the models don’t appeal to the client for one reason or another. Or some of the medicines have an effect that we weren’t expecting. Most people who are ill have several different imbalances happening in the body all at the same time that have to find balance and stability through trial and error.


As we see it, this is the practice of medicine. 


But having said this, I wish to relate our discussion of the shape-changing bacteria Helicobacter pylori to the Autonomic Nervous System, which might seem like a stretch at first. The Autonomic Nervous System is different than the Central Nervous System. The Central Nervous System consists roughly of the brain, the spinal cord, and the motor and sensory nerves. But the Autonomic Nervous System consists of only the “lower” parts of the brain and spinal “ganglia” or nerve tissue bundles that sit along either side of the spinal column, like a circuit board of switches that can be manipulated by bodyworkers, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, neural therapists or energy healers, to “switch” the Autonomic Nervous System from one branch to the other. 


The Autonomic Nervous System consists of 3 branches:


  1. The Sympathetic Nervous System or Fight-or-Flight System
  2. The Rest-and-Digest Branch of the Parasympathetic Nervous System
  3. The Play-Dead Branch of the Parasympathetic Nervous System


Now, before I go too far afield and lose the thread of this argument that I’m setting up, I need to go back to Helicobacter pylori as a pathogen that changes shape depending on the pH level of its surrounding environments. In this hybrid-Terrain-Theory / Germ Theory discussion, we all have to acknowledge that health is characterized by an alkaline or basic pH above 7 on the pH scale. And that illness is characterized by an acidic pH with poorer health correlating to a certain acidic pH range roughly between 5.5 and 6.5. As a caveat, I have to add that it is possible to treat diseases like cancer, using low pH (acid) as well as high pH (alkaline) therapy, but the key in using acidic pH is to lower pH below 5.5 and then sustain a high body temperature for a given period of time to kill pathogens that prefer the more moderate 5.5-6.5 pH. 


There are no-chemo, no-radiation cancer cure facilities that treat cancer using low / acidic pH + high heat. This is not an at-home treatment, but it does work as a cure for cancer. 


To really appreciate how cancer relates to Lyme disease though and thus, how cures for cancer might also be cures for autoimmune diseases like Lyme disease, you need to know that those Microzymas / Somatids (the little pin-dots of light in blood viewed under a dark-field microscope) will change into 4-6 different shapes when the body is in a neutral or alkaline condition. These different shapes stimulate the immune system and remind the immune system to stay alert and attentive to avoid infection. 


On the other hand, if the body is strongly acidic, the Microzymas / Somatids will change shape into numerous different pathogenic forms of microorganisms like Candida albicans, or the cancer-causing mycobacterium that resembles tuberculosis as well as the bacteria that causes leprosy. This cancer-causing mycobacterium has been described by all of the following scientists who never knew about each other though they all described the same thing in regard to this cancer-causing microbe:



Nonetheless, a wide array of different pathogens are likely to arise from this acid / low-pH cycle that Microzymas / Somatids evolve into with the cancer-causing mycobacterium that sits at the end of the spectrum because this disease tends to cause death if it isn’t treated properly. 


The fact that pathogens can change shape lends credibility to the idea that a bacteria like Helicobacter pylori could change shape into a mycobacterium that causes cancer, which could explain why a Helicobacter infection predisposes certain people to the development of stomach cancer. 


The fact that pathogens change shape also explains why antibiotic resistance is such a major problem that can’t be solved by producing more antibiotics. It explains why other spiral-shaped bacteria like Treponema that causes Syphilis have also been dubbed The Great Imitator of other diseases. Which brings us back to the Autonomic Nervous System as an important part of this model of healing.


The Autonomic Nervous System is a fascinating thing. It notices all the things that your conscious mind ignores. It notices your internal emotions and physical sensations that escape your conscious attention. And it notices patterns in your environment as well as certain supernatural things like the feeling of someone staring at you from behind. The Autonomic Nervous System does not discuss what it notices with you and your conscious mind. It merely notices these things and then, if they’re stressful, it stashes these notes in the body as muscular tension–little painful knots that often start in the back near the nerve ganglia / switchboard that we discussed earlier or sometimes in the limbs. Pain like this that turns into muscular tension and trigger points comes from stress and the unconscious observations of the Autonomic Nervous System. This is essentially a reaction that the Sympathetic / Fight-or-Flight system of the body has to stress when it isn’t appropriate or possible to actually take flight and run (due to social reasons usually). 


On the other hand, the parasympathetic nervous system has 2 branches:


  1. The Rest-and-Digest Branch and
  2. The Play-Dead Branch


The parasympathetic nervous system is separate from the Sympathetic / Fight-of-Flight system that flows outward from those ganglia along the spinal cord. The parasympathetic system consists primarily of two branches of one nerve: The Vagus Nerve. 


One branch of the Vagus Nerve runs the organs. It does this unconsciously, of course. You don’t have to think about digesting your food, after all. And you don’t have to think about detoxifying your blood by producing urine. The Vagus Nerve takes care of all of this under the direction of the lower part of the brain. But usually the Sympathetic Nervous System switches off to some extent when the Vagus Nerve branch switches on and vice versa. So balance is imperative. And unfortunately, stress can easily hijack the Autonomic Nervous System such that people are in Fight or Flight mode as they eat their dinner when they should be in Rest and Digest mode. But if the stress gets too high, even if people are not consciously aware of the stress that’s causing this reaction, they can go into the Play-Dead mode, which essentially looks like autoimmune disease. 


These three Autonomic Nervous System modes, the Fight-or-Flight, Rest-and-Digest, and Play Dead mode all have a time and a place when they are valuable. Fight-or-Flight mode is useful when we are active and awake and it is extremely useful when we need to act and think quickly to solve problems or escape from some dire threat. Rest-and-Digest mode, in contrast, is the ideal resting state that’s generally associated with being aware, but at peace. This mode can be triggered by specifically by social situations that are fun and laid back. 


In contrast, the Play-Dead mode is a part of our physiology as a response to a situation that makes us feel like there’s no escape. Like a gazelle being chased by a bobcat– if the bobcat catches the gazelle by the neck, the gazelle will automatically go limp as though dead in a last-ditch effort to get away from the predator. And sometimes, a bobcat will release a gazelle that goes limp because the bobcat thinks the gazelle is sick. So Play-Dead mode is a natural human reflex to extreme stress, but some doctors like Dr. Francis Pottenger believed that either the Sympathetic Fight-or-Flight branch or the Parasympathetic Play-Dead branch was overactive. In his view, balancing these two branches of the Autonomic Nervous System was the key to restoring health. 


And actually, this view of human health and particularly autoimmune disease, meshes well with Terrain Theory and the idea that pH levels dictate what pathogens can survive in our bodies. And this connection is easy to understand if we talk about breath. 


Breathwork as a Cure for Autoimmune Disease

The respiratory system is unique among the organs in that we can either allow our unconscious Autonomic Nervous System to take control of the breath. Or, we can consciously take over our breathing and decide when and how deeply to breathe. So the respiratory system and breath is actually this activity that we can use to take control back over our Autonomic Nervous System. And in people who have an autoimmune disease, this is vital because Autonomic Nervous System imbalance is almost always a problem that has to be fixed before the patient can have a normal life again. 


Importantly, breath and breathing corresponds to pH, temperature, and the Autonomic Nervous System in the following way:


  • Inhalation = Sympathetic Nervous System Stimulation = Acidic pH = Heat Work for Health
  • Exhalation = Parasympathetic Nervous System Stimulation = Alkaline pH = Cold Work for Health


There are many different methods that constitute “breathwork”, but one of the simplest and most effective system for those with autoimmune disease is the Wim Hof system. 


Wim Hof and his breathing techniques have been studied scientifically to prove that this alkalizing system not only makes people cold-tolerant (in order to reboot the Sympathetic Nervous System and Rest-and-Digest Parasympathetic branch which often goes “off-line” in those with autoimmune disease), but it also makes their bodies resistant to infection. Doctors injected Wim Hof and some of his breathworkers with E. coli and none of them got sick with the disease. This experiment proves that Wim Hof breathwork is a simple method that will not only balance the Autonomic Nervous System to reduce symptoms of a Play-Dead Dominant mode, but also restore a more alkaline pH to the body, while killing infectious pathogens and preventing infection with new pathogens. 


This video explains how the Wim Hof method works


Summary of Terrain Theory, pH, the Autonomic Nervous System and Breathwork

We’ve taken a convoluted path to arrive at this idea that changing your breath can change your life. If you have an autoimmune disease or any chronic degenerative disease, including cancer, you might consider the possibility that the pH level of your body plays a role in causing “outbreaks” or periods of remission or dormancy. And that the pH level of your body is profoundly affected by your breathing patterns. 


And you might then begin to notice yourself holding your breath sometimes, or not. Maybe you notice yourself holding your breath on the exhalation or holding your breath on the inhalation.  And if you are lucky enough to notice this breath pattern or perhaps a different breath pattern that doesn’t seem balanced or healthy, then you can congratulate yourself, because you’ve just successfully tapped into the Autonomic Nervous System to begin to take back control over your life. 


You might notice that certain herb therapies change the way that you breathe. Or might choose to integrate alkalizing inhalation therapies into your treatment regime such as Molecular Hydrogen Therapy, knowing that the alkalizing nature of this gentle treatment is likely to alter, not just your alkalinity, but also the health of your DNA. And because you now know how all of these things are connected…


  1. pH Levels
  2. The types of pathogens that can live in your body
  3. What mode your Autonomic Nervous System is in
  4. Breath


…you can easily extrapolate how your breathing patterns might affect your mood and other aspects of your health. 


But it can be challenging and even undesirable to pay attention to your breath all the time, which is why other types of treatment might be necessary. But you can simply notice and check-in with your breath from time to time and perhaps use breath along with cold showers or ice baths, if it seems appropriate, according to Wim Hof’s specs, to help restore balance to your Autonomic Nervous System and also consider using a tool like the DreamLight.app to naturally explore and release the unconscious stressors that are hijacking your Autonomic Nervous System function. 

Other Important Links:

How to Get Rid of H. Pylori Naturally: Basic Protocol

Lupus and Helicobacter pylori: Hydrochloric Acid Supplements for SLE

Post COVID Vaccine Protocol: Exercises to Hijack Nausea, Chronic Pain, Exhaustion, and More…

Vitamin D3 and K2: How to Remineralize Your Teeth

DMSO Protocols: How to Administer DMSO as a Stand-Alone Medication

Biomagnetic Cancer Therapy — Medical Biomagnetism–Biomagnetic Pair—Terrain Restoration Therapy for Cancer

Why Your Doctor Never Told You about Parasites

Salinomycin IV for Cancer Treatment

Chlorine Dioxide Solution and Reactive Oxygen Species Medicine: Basic Overview

Connect the Nutrient Dots: Understand How to Use CDS / MMS and Nutrition to Cure Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Disease, and Parasite Infection

Psoriasis Cure: Permanently Reclaim Your Health with Ox Bile and Chlorine Dioxide + DMSO Treatments

Rife Therapy Cure for Lyme Disease, Toxoplasmosis, Liver Flukes, Tapeworm / Neurocysticercosis, and Other Parasite Infections



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