“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu (604 BC-531 BC) author of the Tao Te Ching (Book of The Way)
At first glance, the Beat Autoimmune Healing Manifesto may seem overwhelming, especially if you assume you have to do it all at once. Don’t worry! This is not an all-or-nothing situation. You didn’t get sick overnight, and healing will take time. Autoimmune conditions result from poor lifestyle habits and toxic environmental exposures that occur over time — sometimes a lifetime.
There is no quick fix, pill or injection that is going to address all the reasons you got sick. But, you can reverse your autoimmune conditions. Many people have done it – including me – and you can too.
The first step is to know that you can, and the next step is to decide that you will. I’ll help you with the “how-to”.
Healing is a mind-body-spirit adventure, and it starts with one step. While your healing may not require a “1000-mile journey,” it does require you to take that first step…and then the next. Before too long, you’ll create the momentum that will have you energetically embracing the journey and accelerating time to your most vibrant life.
Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.
– Henry Ford
Embrace a Healing Mindset
A healing mindset includes your reasons for living – or better yet, thriving, your personal commitment to yourself, and strong connections.
1. Know Your Why
When it comes to beating the odds of a chronic disease like cancer, researcher and author Kelly Turner, Ph.D., found that one common trait of survivors and thrivers was having strong reasons for living. Your reasons for living inspire and keep you motivated, even when you are feeling low. If you can’t identify your “Why”, ask a close friend or therapist to help.
Do not outsource your health.
— Walter Bortz, II, MD
2. Accept Responsibility
The only thing that ever has healed or cured anyone is their own immune system. No one else can cure or heal you. Your top job is to unburden your immune system so it can do its job optimally.
Love is the most powerful healing energy.
3. Cultivate Connection on Every Level
Research shows that strong social connections are more beneficial to longevity and healing than diet, exercise, stopping drinking alcohol & smoking.1http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/relationships-boost-survival/ Friends and family might be the best insurance policy around!
Healing Mindset Action Summary
- Know your “North Star” – your primary motivation for healing.
- Empower yourself, educate yourself, and enlist the support of a root cause doctor.
- Cultivate connections – with yourself, your loved ones, and your higher power.
So now that you have the how; it’s time to take a step. What will your first step be?
Take good care!
P.S. Want my help accelerating time to your best life? The starting point is a 30-minute discovery call with me. April S. wrote, “Working with Palmer changed my and my family’s lives. I just celebrated six years without a single MS symptom. If I could beat MS you can too!”
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