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Health and Spirit Wealth

flax-seed.jpgSo sorry for the lag. My friend who went into brain surgery is out but he needed some round the clock care and we were getting it organized. While I intend on adding new material here for generating spiritual wealth, it does help to talk about some of what I am experiencing here. It always amazes me about our medical system in the United States. We have one of the worst medical systems and yet we’re one of the richest countries. Riches apparently don’t have much impact on our ability to enjoy good health or to care for others properly. In fact, it seems when people get sick these days, the first thing hospitals do is try to think of absolutely the worst thing wrong with you and then work their way backwards. The sad truth is that every patient that comes in with a brain tumor is a gold mine for that hospital. They get to charge the patient’s insurance tons of money. It makes me wonder whether our system is geared to keep us sick instead of healthy.

Dr. Budwig

Well, there are alternative treatments for cancer, whether it is in the brain or the big toe. There is a strong dietary connection to cancer that even the American Cancer Society will admit. The problem is that despite the research, some even by very notable people, this type of information is not provided to patients right away. Instead, they go in and do all kinds of invasive treatments. They might suggest you stop eating sugar, but they don’t really tell you that sugars are different depending on whether they are simple or complex sugars. They don’t tell you that a diet high in meat is cancerous. They don’t tell you that cleansing and detoxing can fortify your body. I think they know practically nothing about alternative healing methods, especially because they don’t come with a way to bill your insurance for them. So, why bother telling you about them?

There is a notable physician by the name of Dr. Johanna Budwig who developed a dietary plan for even terminally ill cancer patients and had great success with it. Apparently, the German medical establishment freaked about her use of “cottage cheese and flaxseed oil” because it was too simplistic and couldn’t be patented. She used this, as well as other parts of dietary program, to treat multiple cancer patients to fortify their body and help aerate cells with what she said was a “90% cure rate.” They took her to court because doctors can’t claim cures that aren’t medically proven but eventually dropped charges and tried to hide the research instead. You’ll never see a clinical study on this because who would pay for such a study? The bottom line is it’s not profitable for anyone except people who make cottage cheese and flaxseed oil and no one will believe them. It has to come from a medical group. Is this a miracle cure? It’s anyone’s guess at this point because the profit motive that drives our capitalistic system isn’t interested in answering that question. But, I do know that I used flaxseed oil and diet to cure myself of something considered “incurable.” I got the diet plan from a cancer survivor who also used a similar diet. So, those who know pass the information along, since our health professionals aren’t legally able to do it. Once you cure your own body through natural healing methods or diet, you tend to distrust anything any medical professional has to tell you.

Are There Any Incurable Diseases?

From a conventional standpoint, there are. From a holistic, natural healing viewpoint there are no incurable diseases. The reason for this is that the body heals itself. There are only people with energetic imbalances that can always be set right if we treat the entire body/mind/spirit complex instead of just the disease. Of course, if you are sitting in a doctor’s office and they are telling you that you will end up on dialysis, in the cancer ward, or dead, it’s pretty hard to realize that there are no incurable diseases and to look for holistic healing methods. They scare the pants off of you to get you to agree to treatment. By the time they are done pumping you full of pharmaceuticals, you are sicker than when you started.

Spiritual Wealth Includes Good Diet

If you are looking to have a beautiful, wealthy, life then you have to include your dietary health too. Spirit is affected by what you put in your body. The body is not separate from the spirit and they work in symbiotic relationship. If you put unhealthy food in your mouth, it does have an affect on your ability to generate spiritual wealth and happiness. And, in fact, most people in spiritual circles naturally tend to reduce their meat intake and gravitate to the proper foods simply because the body begins to reject the foods outright. They either can no longer digest them or they have allergic reactions to them. This is perfectly naturally if you are progressing on a spiritual path. Different foods have different vibratory frequencies and when you have a brighter magnetic field that resonates at a higher spiritual level, some foods will naturally become inedible to you. If you ignore that signal and keep eating those foods, you end up sick. So, even though I had a week of comfort food, this whole thing has really bought me back to my natural diet and started me back towards paying more attention to my health.

*Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons license by papertygre

Long Life, Your Health, and Retirement

marking-time.jpgNo one likes to think about death, but when you are trying to plan retirement you have to sort of guess at when you’re going to die. The average lifespan of a woman is 79 years versus a man’s 73 years. Yet, somehow, we all think we’re going to live forever. We know we aren’t supposed to retire until the full retirement age of 67, for the most part (depending on when you are born), yet many of us might be forced into early retirement due to illness or job loss. How long you live is influenced by lifestyle choices but good genes have also been implicated in people who live well past their 80’s. Retiring at 67, we would still expect at least 13 years to reach our 80’s, yet most plans use a longer time frame now.

Why It’s Good To Plan The Long View

Despite the average lifespan, many retirement planners are urging their clients to estimate their death at 90 or 95 years of age when planning their retirement. That’s a difference of 10 to 15 years! The idea is that it is better to have sufficient funds in your account, in case you do beat the odds, and if not your beneficiaries can end up with whatever is left over. Another reason it might be better to start with this assumption is that you might end up retiring early through illness or job loss, significantly cutting the nest egg you might have otherwise had. So, if you start with the assumption you will live longer, you will save more automatically.

Do You Really Want To Know When You’ll Die?

In my family, living to be 85 is pretty common. For me, it might make sense to plan for a longer lifespan since good genes play a critical role. Lifestyle choices like smoking can also affect how long your odds are for a long life. Your body mass index, BMI, will also play a key role in your health. These are things we have total control over and can help us survive health issues in later years that might prove fatal to someone else. This interesting death clock calculator shows the impact of some behaviors on your potential lifespan.

The impact that our final death date has on our retirement benefits can’t be understated. This article states that if you save $500,000 in an IRA and only estimate 20 years of withdrawals, you will end up with an annual disbursement of about $43,590. If you have to plan for 30 years of withdrawals after you start disbursing monies, you will only be able to access approximately $36,320 a year. That’s a difference of $7,270 a year!

Good Health Is A Good Retirement Investment Strategy

Even counting all this, the biggest expense you can possibly have in retirement will be health costs. Some people might suggest that if you have a low life expectancy in your family that you shouldn’t estimate a longer lifespan, but this will keep you from saving up early and more when you are completely able to make that investment. It is also true that keeping healthy will add years to your retirement planning, but poor health can add much more significant costs than $7,270 a year, from loss of potential income and additional health expenses, with less enjoyment of your retirement too. It definitely pays to put away the cigarettes and watch the diet as we get older.

*Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons license by Chris(UK)