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Tom Schneider Wants to Apologize!

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Tom Schneider

Dr. Tom Schneider

About fifty years ago, President Kennedy sent American forces into South Vietnam, spawning the beginning of exposure to a substance that can cause “tumors, birth defects, rashes, psychological symptoms and cancer” years and decades after the initial contact.

Dr. Tom Schneider knows of these symptoms firsthand.  He is a fighter pilot turned physician who became a patient after his Agent Orange exposure during that time. He is now spreading the word about this hidden foe, and how to fight it in his new book entitled A Physician’s Apology.

Be sure to listen to Dr. Schneider’s interview to learn more about the “process of physical aging [that] can be slowed through medical and scientific interventions that are available today” on Logical Soul Talk, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6 pm ET. You can listen to the show online, or call 347-843-4544 to listen by phone (press 1 to join the conversation).

In A Physician’s Apology, Dr. Tom Schneider unveils this truth: “there are practical and proven steps that can be taken toward living a healthier, longer, and…happier life.” He has, in his words,  “devoted decades of exhaustive exploration and research into what really works—and what does not—when it comes to healing, rejuvenating, and regenerating mind and body.”

Dr. Schneider attended medical school at the Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and trained at prestigious facilities including Bethesda Naval Hospital, Harvard, John Hopkins and the National Institute of Health. For 26 years he served on active duty in the U.S. Navy, first as a fighter pilot, then as a Navy surgeon and family practitioner.

Don’t miss a chance to hear and speak with a true expert in this field!

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BrittneyKaraBookBrittney Kara, health and nutrition coach and author of the book The Silent Scandal: Stop the Toxic Attack on Your Bodies is convinced that Alien Pods have landed and are snatching away our bodies, one cell at a time . . . OK, so maybe I’m stretching it a bit . . . but she says “the food and drug industry definitely has an agenda . . . and making us healthier is NOT it! We have to focus on this ourselves!”

Tune into Logical Soul Talk, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6 pm to learn how the food and drug industries have co-opted your health care, and how you can start taking back this vital responsibility for better health, longer life, and happier living! You can tune into the show online, or call our show hotline at (347) 843-4544 and press “1” to raise your hand to ask the author a question.

Ms. Kara stresses that each person should know his or her own body, and what goes into it.  Tune in to find out the steps you can start taking NOW to protect yourself and your family!

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Dr. Michael Gallo

For almost a year before I met him, Dr. Michael Gallo was the subject of many conversations that included the term “amazing.” After finally making his acquaintance, I could see where this description was perfect.  Gallo is simply an amazing healer who – like myself – embarks on the search for true healing by first looking at the mind and consciousness.  He calls his approach Mindset Methods, and will share how it works with Dr. Craig’s  Logical Soul Talk listeners on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  You can tune into the show online, or call the show hotline at (347) 843-4544 and press “1” to join the conversation.

Gallo is a graduate of Life University in the Atlanta area, and specializes in Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing) to uncover the root of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems in his patients.  He is also a teacher, speaker, and musician.  Come listen to how this Renaissance man is making a huge difference in people’s lives, and how to discover what is possible for your own life!

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orthorexia nervosa

Is this the face of suffering?

It had to happen.  With the massive cultural obsession with disease comes the latest one:  Orthorexia Nervosa. Apparently, this condition is chronic and can happen to anyone who walks into a health food store – at least in Great Britain…

Dreaded Disease

According to Amelia Hill, the Guardian.Co.UK social affairs correspondent writing for The Observer on August 16, 2009, “Eating disorder charities are reporting a rise in the number of people suffering from a serious psychological condition characterized by an obsession with healthy eating.

“The condition, orthorexia nervosa, affects equal numbers of men and women, but sufferers tend to be aged over 30, middle-class and well-educated.”

And there are “Symptoms”…

Orthorexia nervosa sufferers, says Hill, like to focus on “righteous” eating and have rigid rules about avoiding certain foods, the article declares. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives are also out.

“I am definitely seeing significantly more orthorexics than just a few years ago,” said Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association’s mental health group. “Other eating disorders focus on quantity of food but orthorexics can be overweight or look normal. They are solely concerned with the quality of the food they put in their bodies, refining and restricting their diets according to their personal understanding of which foods are truly ‘pure’.”

Some Solutions

Apparently, focusing on healthy living is a disorder.  Hey!  I think we Orthorexics should go all out and demand minority status!! Just think:  federally-mandated regulations that state that ortherixics – in order to lessen their suffering – must have stores designed, built and stocked specifically for them.   And that counselors must be available  24/7 to advise us on how to eat junk food.  Maybe it could be added to ObamaCare if worded properly . . .

Uh Oh . . . call the hotline.  I feel an urge coming on to go grab some insecticide-free prunes.

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Be Prepared

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Boy Scout Symbol

Fleur-de-lis: Boy Scout Symbol

It’s about 3 am on Sunday, December 5th.  I awoke suddenly to thoughts of death. There’s ringing in my ears and a general feeling of congestion, so its probably my gall bladder acting up again . . .

Maybe its because winter is here again, and memories are flooding in about my Mom’s death almost a year ago.  Or maybe, just maybe, my Ku is trying to tell me something else . . .

At any rate, here I sit, keyboard in hand, thinking that I haven’t done a thing to prepare myself or my wife in case something happens to me.  I’m headed to San Francisco on Thursday and have not made any preparations . . . just in case.  Although Brigitte knows I’m almost finished with my second book, she doesn’t have my passwords, project files, updated Will, or the location of other important documents.

In the Boy Scouts, the motto is “Be Prepared.” Since I was an Eagle Scout, you would think I would remember that . . . and I do.  But I’m not.

Consequently, I have some catching up to do!

Are YOU prepared in case of serious illness or death?  If you’re young, these thoughts don’t much cross your mind.  If you’re pushing 60 like I am, however, you might want to print out the following checklist of things you need to do “just in case”:

  1. Prepare a Last Will & Testament – It only costs a few bucks.  Google it.
  2. Prepare a Living Will. Google that too.
  3. Prepare a video and/or screen-capture video or written document of where and how you stored important documents and items that may be needed in case you’re gone.  These are things like insurance documents, bank and medical records, and personal treasures or heirlooms. Audio recordings are also fine, so long as you are able to describe things accurately.

If you really want to be prepared – and avoid Probate – look into creating a Living Trust and other “holding” trusts. These are entities that protect all the “stuff” you may have left out of your Will.  Actually, I’m thinking I need to put MOST of my “stuff” in trusts – Living Trust, Land Trust , and Personal Property Trust – and use the Last Will as a spillover document.  This may have to wait until January, however, since it involves a bit more preparation.

Oh, also be sure to UPDATE the above information from time to time.  Leaving the house to your  daughters and three sons may sound like a great idea . . . unless it was sold two years before you paid a visit to St. Peter!

I’m just sayin’ . . .

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Yummy Stuff!

Yummy Stuff!!

I awoke with a familiar pain in my head &  neck, and a ringing in my ears as loud as jet taking off.  I knew from experience what it was . . . my gall bladder screaming at me!

As a chiropractor, I have a pretty good idea of how the body heals itself, and so I try to do what I can  with natural methods to facilitate this healing. When I slack off, however, my body reminds me, like it did at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.  With this warning, I knew it was time for another cleanse.

This wasn’t the first time.  After a failed treadmill test two years ago I knew it was time to make another decision.  I was out of shape and experienced regular cluster headaches, fatigue, early-morning pain and symptoms of depression and gall stones. I started drinking “green drink” to alkalize my system, got on some hormones (thyroid and testosterone), used herbs to eliminate parasites, and start exercising again.

I also did a Liver-Gallbladder Cleanse for the first time in over twenty years, and have since done one every 4-5 months or so . . . whenever I do something stupid  . . . like eating 3 plates of veggie lasagna on Friday!  While the cleanse is not very tasty (in fact, downright Yucky!),  it is far preferable to getting gallbladder surgery or staying sick!

The results are also amazing.  Dr. Hulda Clark, whose advice I usually follow, says to do the liver cleanse after cleansing the kidneys and getting rid of parasites.  Since I had GB troubles, I chose to forgo the Kidney routine. I was also on a maintenance parasite-cleansing program, so I was ready.

I quit eating after 2 pm Saturday and drank an Epsom Salts mixture every 2 hours (visits to the bathroom were quite frequent). At 10 pm, it was ready for the BIG concoction . . . I mixed a half-cup of oxygenated olive oil with the same amount of “fresh-squoze” grapefruit juice, and a tincture of herbs.

I got ready for bed, downed the mixture in three gulps (Yummy.  Not!), took about 8 ornithine (amino acid) capsules to help me sleep,  and lay still on my back in bed for 20 minutes.  After that I could roll over and continue sleeping.

SIDE NOTE: I awoke Sunday at 3 am to the sound of my cat’s bell and the flutter of wings.  I knew he had caught a bird and dragged it in through his cat door – he does this once every 2-3 months.  I grumbled, got dressed and went down to do the usual cat-bird separation and rescue. The bird eventually made it OK, but my wife was a little put off.  I woke her up when I opened the back door and accidentally set of the burglar alarm.  She and I then shared a special moment together in the dining room with a freaked-out bird and determined cat . . .

Now back to our regular presentation . . .

Gall Stone

Look Ma - My Gall Stone!!

A few hours after the “bird incident”  the gall stones started coming – several dozen of them, all floating green thingees in the toilet.  The biggest was almost an inch long and half-inch wide!  I, of course, had to save it so I could show you (see it in the picture, next to a quarter for sizing).

I remember growing up hearing old people always talk about their diseases.  Now I guess I’ve joined the ranks of the “almost old,” and its your turn.  The only difference now is that we can BLOG!!

Oh, by the way . . . today I feel GREAT! While a liver-gallbladder cleanse is not always pleasant, the results almost always are.  I also plan to sleep through the night tonight . . . the cat is grounded!

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AJC Article TodayThis morning in Section D of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution I read with interest of a “new” disorder called Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD. In running through some of the symptoms, I became aware that I, too, had probably suffered through this disorder as a child since as many as 1 in every 6 children have it, according to “one study” not cited by the article.

The article went on to say that efforts are being made to make SPD “official” so insurance can reimburse treatment that can run from $100 to $350 an hour.  There is even a “Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation” in Greenwood Village, Colorado if you want another charity to support.

I, of course, have mixed feelings about this.  The awareness of such a disorder is a great step forward.  On the other hand, people are not symptoms.  Even if I did have SPD at one time (and suffered), I overcame it.  I don’t believe there is ANY setback so great that it cannot be overcome in some way.  This is the heart and soul of The Logical Soul(tm) technique and philosophy.

DECISIONS – whether childhood or ancestral – form the basis of all “complexes,” according to Huna. Therefore, changing the decision can therefore unravel the complex.  Symptoms are often very similar from one complex to the next.  Many of these symptoms share a similar origin – the “subconscious being” has decided to shut down, at least in part, in order to survive.

This reminds me of the days when I used to be interested in Astrology. I noticed that while gifted Astrologers can indeed reveal remarkable things, daily Horoscopes are relatively useless.   I could see myself in every single description printed!  I eventually overcame my fascination with the art when I began seeing people as an ongoing list of astrological “symptoms” instead of human beings.

Like that, symptoms of SPD, when not understood by a long-term observers, can look remarkably like OCD, ADHD and a host of other alphabet soup diseases.  Until we can begin to understand the REAL cause of such disorders – soul orientation and intent – we will continue to add to the litany of suffering.


Can you help this man??

BTW, I’m starting a foundation for URAD, or “Unicycle Riding Addiction Disorder.” It strikes 1 person in every 500,000 and can lead to serious addictive behavior such as showing off, numbness of the crotch, reverting to childhood fantasies, hyperventilation, and occasional cuts, bruises and other injuries.

Because, however, URAD does lead to helping others, it should be reimbursed by insurance (or by small donations of $5, $10, or more).

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Self Discovery Vs. Diagnosis

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VetruvianManWhat’s the difference between actual self discovery process, and the diagnosis and treatment of mental disease?  I just witnessed this contrast firsthand . . .

Today I had a Logical Soul(tm) session with a person named Mark who has been a lifelong sufferer of anxiety and depression.  Mark has been treated, in his own words, “by the best psychologists in the world”  and was skeptical that anything could be done to help him . . . at least for the first part of the session.

During the second part of the hour, Mark experienced a shift that left him exhasted, but changed.  He reported amazing things that I will let him tell in a future blog.   The good news is that Mark’s session was put on video, and will be available to view by members in the foreseable future.  Stay tuned. 

Also, Ilania Hofler took a voice print, both before and after his session, and showed that the changes made – as illustrated on the computer readout – were quite remarkable. 

I make no claims that the Logical Soul(tm) takes the place of traditional psychotherapy.  It does, however, present a totally new paradigm previously unknown in the field of mental health.  Mark reported that his traditional therapists did not delve into ancestry or his relationships with ancestors.  They only wanted to diagnose, then treat him with medication. 

Diagnosis certainly has its place.  But imagine what could happen when psychologists begin to embrace the tools offered by this simple technique . . . a way to unlock the transformation process, not merely “fix” someone so their illness can be managed. 

I look forward to working with doctors and therapists who express a genuine desire to see their work take on new meaning . . . for themselves as well as for their patients!

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Allergies affect 1 in 4 Americans. If you are one of them, you need to tune into Logical Soul Talk at 6 pm to hear some amazing news!! Our call-in Hotline is (347) 843-4544.

Dr. Philip Hurd, Michael’s guest, will explain how a simple laser and computer program – the BioVeda BAX 3000 – can “turn off” the allergy response and turn on a feeling of happiness and well-being.  Dr. Hurd, and Atlanta Chiropractor, will describe the procedure and how “energy medicine” is becoming more and more accepted as a simple, non-invasive alternative to drugs and surgery.  Dr. Hurd has pursued alternative health as owner-operator of the Atlanta Natural Health Clinic since 1983.

Here is a short clip on the Bax 3000 and some of the results.  Enjoy, the tune in at 6!!!

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I feel overwhelmed today.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that . . .

What Me Worry?

What Me Worry?

Somehow, the amount of “stuff” I have to do almost always exceeds the time and resources alloted to do them.  But it wasn’t always like that.

I remember – as a hippie musician in the early 70’s – that life took on a more existential hue.  Life was new and fresh . . . stressful to be sure, but not overwhelming.  I was young, full of hope, although I understood that the older adults I knew seldom shared these feelings.  There was stuff to do, but no real urgency to do them.  Responsibilities were still a distant idea.

These days – as an older adult myself – I understand how their anger and pessimism crept in.  I,  too, feel the burden of responsibility and share their growing fear that maybe the world will eventually succumb to the weight of  the media angst and drama  that gets more blatant every day.

Of course, things change.  People change.  Nations and cultures rise and fall.  What else is new?  Meanwhile, I’m occupying this little spot on a virtual reality called Now-on-Earth-Current-Time-Space and  often forget that this whole dizzying pace of change will eventually come to a halt . . . when the Big Bang decides to call the troops home! 

So I’ll give you the advice I’ll probably forget to take myself . . . Relax.  Chill out.  Learn from guys who know how to relax AND get stuff done.  Or drink a beer and watch the game.  Do what you can and leave the rest.  Like Scarlett, worry about that tomorrow.

Then watch all those OTHER workaholics freaking out because they thing all this stuff’s serious, and you are being irresponsible!  Imagine that.  It seems like overwhelm is a mandatory participation sport called “life.”

Peace and love.  Dude.

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