How We Heal: Understanding the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection


Unlike health books that cover only nutrition and lifestyle factors, or books that deal with consciousness, spirituality, personal growth, and metaphysical considerations outside the realm of the physical, How We Heal addresses healing in the broadest conceivable context. It presents this whole range of topics in a coherent, comprehensive manner that introduces the novice reader to Body Electronics, iridology, sclerology, and other alternative health modalities. Author Douglas Morrison explores the physical ...

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Unlike health books that cover only nutrition and lifestyle factors, or books that deal with consciousness, spirituality, personal growth, and metaphysical considerations outside the realm of the physical, How We Heal addresses healing in the broadest conceivable context. It presents this whole range of topics in a coherent, comprehensive manner that introduces the novice reader to Body Electronics, iridology, sclerology, and other alternative health modalities. Author Douglas Morrison explores the physical factors — sleep, water, exercise, and detrimental influences such as amalgam dental fillings, root canals, fluoride, electromagnetic fields, vaccinations, drugs — that influence health and explains why it’s necessary to integrate them with the hidden patterns of thought, word, and emotion that make healing possible. Through the use of analogies and practical examples, the book helps readers embrace this new way of seeing their own reality. Diagrams and illustrations throughout help further illuminate these potentially life-changing concepts.

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"It's said that our health is our greatest wealth. Therefore, to heal and restore our health is a major benefit. How We Heal is an enlightening way to learn many ways to heal."- Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul"How We Heal is a truly consciousness-raising experience. Douglas W. Morrison and the late John Whitman Ray deserve the Nobel Prize for their work in the healing of the entire human being."- Roy B. Kupsinel, M.D., founder and former editor of Health Consciousness"How We Heal is a precise depiction and representation of the tremendous processes and inner workings of the true essence of healing. Morrison takes you on a spectacular voyage of understanding the 'healing crisis' and shows you the pate less traveled in modern scientific thinking."- Eric Wruck, D.C., chiropractor, Maui, Hawaii"How We Heal is one of the most important books I’ve ever read about holistic healing. It tells you everything you need to know to successfully transcend a healing crisis and reach a higher state of health. I refer my clients to it for comprehensive information about nutrition and self-care."- Camilla Griggers, Ph.D., psychotherapist, Santa Monica, California
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556435799
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 3/10/2006
  • Edition description: Revised and Expaned Edition
  • Pages: 497
  • Sales rank: 1,058,391
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas W. Morrison holds doctoral degrees in naturopathy, nutritional counseling, and alternative medicine. He is the author of Body Electronics Fundamentals, and since 1988 has been teaching seminars in this technique throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures xxv
Foreword xxvii
Preface to the Revised Edition xxxiii
Preface xxxvii
Prologue xxxix
Part 1 Health and Healing
1 Coming Out of the Shadows to a Different Way of Looking at Reality 3
Chasing Shadows 3
Trying to Explain Shadows Solely in Terms of Shadows 5
In Search of This "Something Else" 5
On Scars Disappearing 6
The Analogy of the Overhead Projector 7
2 A Basic Model to Consider 13
The Physical, Emotional, and Mental Bodies 14
The Formation of Crystals 22
Moving Back Towards Freedom and Health 23
The Underlying Pattern of Perfection and How It Is Obscured 26
Resistance, Health, and Consciousness Change 30
3 The Great Paradox of Healing 35
The Willingness to Not Heal and the Desire to Heal 36
Desire and Attachment 36
Commitment 37
The Great Paradox 38
Attachment: The Myth of Sisyphus 38
4 The Nature of Resistance 41
Resistance and Judgment 42
Resistance and Awareness 42
Freedom and Awareness 44
Reactive Mechanisms 44
Overcoming Resistance 46
Layers of Resistance 48
Freedom from Resistance 54
"Quantum Leap" 54
5 The Requirements of Health and Healing 57
Love, Which Melts Resistance 57
Forgiveness 60
Gratitude 60
Faith 61
Nutrition 64
Elimination 64
Exercise 64
Sleep 66
Light and Darkness 70
Air and Breathing 71
Water 72
In Conclusion: Taking Individual Responsibility 91
Prayer 92
6 The Healing Crisis 93
What to Expect 94
Balance, Regeneration, and Degeneration 96
Going through the Healing Crisis 99
Thought, Energy, and Matter 100
Part 2 Nutrition
7 Dietary Reform: Some Basic Concepts to Master 105
Attitude toward Dietary Reform 106
Principles for Success in Dietary Reform 107
8 Passing the Test of Reality: The Work of Dr. Weston A. Price, D.D.S 113
Introduction 113
Dental Caries, Other Degeneration, and Nutrition 115
Nutrition and Future Generations-Intercepted Heredity 117
More on Dental Caries and Nutrition 118
Towards a Sufficient Diet 119
Common Factors in the Sufficient Diet 121
Making Use of Price's Ideas 125
The Choice to Follow a Vegan Diet 128
Conclusion 131
9 Getting the Most Out of Our Food 133
Food Quality 134
Food Quantity 139
Frequency, Timing, and Food Combinations 141
Assimilation of Nutrients 144
Conclusion 153
10 Essential Nutrients and Their Sources 155
On Humankind's Natural Diet 155
Nutrition and Elimination 156
Essential Nutrients 158
Synthetic versus Natural Supplements 170
Light, Oxygen, and Electrons 171
11 Avoiding Detrimental Food Choices 177
Refined, Skeletonized, or Processed Foods 177
Other Things to Avoid 189
12 Principles of Eating Wisely and Well 195
Think and Feel about Foods 195
Natural Instincts 196
Eat Whole and Natural Foods 197
Eat Organic and/or Biodynamically-Produced Foods 197
Use Fermented Foods 198
Eat Fresh Foods 198
Eat Mostly Local Foods in Season 199
Eat Raw Foods 200
Use Good Quality Salt 201
Deactivate Phytic Acid and Enzyme Inhibitors 202
Eat Leafy Greens 203
Combine EFAs and Sulfur Proteins 203
Make Soups from Bones and Organs 204
Use Healthy Methods of Food Preservation 204
Eat Foods That Have a Good Historical Track Record 204
Use Only the Best Types of Cookware 205
Use Only the Best Methods of Cooking 205
13 The Use of Supplements 207
Diet versus Supplements 207
The Most Essential Supplements 208
Other Supplements and Aids 212
Beneficial Health Practices 217
14 Degenerative Diseases 221
Modern Medicine 222
Numerous Factors in Degenerative Disease 223
Individual Constitution and Past Health History 224
Toxic Environment and Toxic Attitude 224
Other Toxins We Can Avoid 226
Conclusion 238
Part 3 Body Electronics Fundamentals
15 The Basic Theory of Body Electronics 245
Healing Includes Dissolving Crystals 245
Nutrient Saturation Begins the Process 246
Body Electronics and Crystals 247
Accelerating the Process with Body Electronics 248
Dissolving the Crystals to Bring Change of Consciousness 248
16 The Practice of Body Electronics 251
The Basics 251
A Basic Sequence of Points 259
Situations Where Body Electronics Has Been Effective 275
Contraindications for Body Electronics 276
Conclusion: Healing as a Spiral 280
17 Individual Responsibility and the Pointholdee 283
Being Active and Being Receptive 284
Maintain a State of Love and Forgiveness 285
Discipline the Body 288
Maintain a State of Enthusiasm 289
Encompass Both Sides of Dualities 290
Look for Our Own Resistances 292
18 Putting It Down in Writing 295
The Power of the Written Word 296
Making the List 297
Moving from Success to Success 297
Expanding Our Vision 298
Keeping It Secret 299
Starting with a Personal Mission Statement 300
19 Considerations for Body Electronics Facilitators 303
The Facilitator's Role 303
More on Individual Responsibility 307
What the Facilitator Works With 308
Giving and Receiving Blessings 318
Part 4 Outer Manifestation and Inner Essence
20 Iridology and Sclerology 325
Iridology 326
Uses of Iridology in Healing Work 350
Sclerology 355
Iridology and Sclerology 362
21 Biological Transmutations 363
Endothermal and Exothermal Reactions 363
Hormones and the Endocrine System 364
Amino Acids and Protein Digestion 365
Bacteria, Algae, and Mushrooms 366
Minerals 367
Monopoles 368
Hydrogen and Oxygen 368
The Role of Consciousness 369
Conclusion 370
22 Back to Health: Monopoles, Melanin, and Uncreation 371
Inner Essence and Outer Manifestation 371
Thought, Word, and Emotion 372
Faith, Will, and Desire 373
Scalar Waves and Composite Waves 374
Monopoles 374
The Melanin-Protein Complex 376
What Melanin Does 378
How Melanin-Protein Complex Interferes with Monopoles 380
Perception and Reality Altered 381
Process of Creation 382
Process of Uncreation 382
The Overhead Projector Revisited 383
Free within the Hologram 384
Bound within the Hologram 385
Melanin-Protein Complex an Effect of Our Resistance 386
Encompassment and Exclusion 387
23 Self-medication and the Comfort Zone 389
The Scale of Emotions Revisited 390
Self-Medication 406
In Conclusion: Redefining Our Relationship with Pain 417
24 The Possibility of Healing 421
Appendix 1 On Enzymes: Condensed Summary and Conclusions 425
Appendix 2 Biological Transmutations 433
Appendix 3 Encompassment and Exclusion 437
Chapter Notes 451
Bibliography 473
Resources and Suppliers 479
Index 481
About the Author 495
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