Being healthy is about quality as opposed to quantity. Quantity is unhealthy, quality is healthy. Now that sounds really weird coming from us living outdoors, eating rice and beans, sleeping in tents and riding scooters. There is nothing expensive with that lifestyle. That’s the whole point. Quality has nothing to do with money or brand. Quality is about healing, about feeling that what we do and say is good for us in the long term. New studies show how diseased the richer countries are compared to the poorer countries. Fifty years ago it was the opposite. We have sacrificed our health for earning greater quantities of money, then we have to buy health care to gain it back. How many sofas, tops or gadgets did you really need anyway and was it worth your health? The earth´s health?
A study about feeling healthy claimed that those around the world who owned more than 100 items are more likely to be unhealthier than those who owned in between 10-100 items, kids included. Is it that easy? Well, I guess so, at least in my life I can clearly see that the more I earned and the more stuff I had, the less healthy I was. One part of having a lot of stuff is the competition it invokes, better to not even enter that league. The competition doesn’t end with money and stuff bought with it. There is materialism in anything; intellectual, artistic, muscular, looks and books. Gosh, we really compete on everything.
How many events haven’t you been to where you feel the competition about wearing the hippest brand, the latest gadget, the finest shoes, to being the most intellectual, the funniest, the most drunk, or the least drunk, and when you finally get out you feel exhausted and not empowered but rather you feel like a looser. Those moments are not quality, only quantity. That’s what our society is built on and teaches us from the very start. It’s called market economy. If you would feel good with how you look and with your functional gadgets you wouldn’t buy new ones. What would you do then, work less and buy less and seek quality not quantity?
When you start identifying the moments of quality you realise that they are often free. It’s moments feeling (intimacy and connection with) other lives, moments of tasting (the newly picked fruit), moments of a beauty (looking at nature), moments of touch (holding someone’s hand), moments of listening (to sounds that awaken your soul).
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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