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Illness

Book: The Veneration of Life

An inspiring new perspective on Alzheimer's.
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“A Commentary on Psychosomatic Illness”

Who can ever establish when a case of heart disease really started? Was it with the first change in electrical activity, was it with the first symptom of pain in the chest, or was it when subtle biochemical changes occurred or when there were subtle pathological changes in the blood vessels of the heart, perhaps many years before the patient ever had a complaint?
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“The True Cure”

When a doctor approaches a patient he must think not only of the mechanics of the physical cure, but also of aiding the person in healing his spirit. This cannot be learned in medical school, it is not in the medical textbooks, nor does it qualify as a diagnosis for insurance companies. But it is what really matters.
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“Treatment or Therapy?”

While treatment provides symptom relief, it is therapy that therefore provides the ultimate cure.
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“Spiritual Medicine”

Thanks to modern medical advances, the mechanical body marches on, but the spirit has died. We have to some degree cured the body, but we have done little or nothing to cure the mind or the spirit.
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“His Chosen Path”

When I meet with a sufferer from any disease I recommend that he read all the books on it that he can find. And then choose the particular approach that appeals to him.

I reassure him that I will assist him along his chosen path. But – and it’s a big but – it must be his free choice.

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“Aspiration Above Illness”

Like all diseases, the cause of cancer is multi-factorial, but, from my point of view, the central factor is always the loss of Aspiration
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“The Disease Diathesis”

There is, I believe, a diathesis, a desire, a pre-disposition, for every major illness. And the true cure, and even more importantly the prevention, will come about only when this is acknowledged and overcome.
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“The Inner Flame”

The start of all illness is the loss of the inherent will to be well. In fact, I believe that the illness itself is this loss of the will to be well, just differently manifested depending on various lesser etiological factors.
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“The Fellow Traveler”

There is a syndrome I call The Fellow Traveler. It can be applied to any situation, any illness, any problem and involves the person who is the closest and usually caring for the patient.
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