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Nadi Balance: Part III
To summarize yesterday's post, even though this sounds dramatic, the truth is: Wendi was dying. The first doctor essentially sent her home saying there was nothing wrong. The second doctor confirmed she had Lyme disease, but was too late for his method of healing, since the Lyme had already become chronic at that point. He could only offer understanding of her situation and a trial and error method of conventional medications, which rarely (if ever) heal Lyme patients. A supplement that many raw nutrition gurus recommend as essential to health for all people was actually putting Wendi's body, already struggling with Lyme bacteria, into an extreme state of distress. And finally, our own knowledge of health, diet, and healing (even though extensive and accumulated over 30 years) wasn't adequate for healing Wendi's body of Lyme, either.
It all sounds pretty helpless, doesn't it? In fact, many times it felt exactly that way. But then something happened. On a whim, we decided to see how our blood looked different under a microscope (healthy raw vegan Jim's versus Lyme-plagued Wendi's). In the past, we'd heard about "live blood cell analysis" and were curious. There is a lot of information out there stating that the science behind it is questionable. But, we were intrigued nonetheless. An opportunity presented itself for us to have our blood reviewed, and we have to admit that we hoped maybe this would be in some way a helpful tool in helping Wendi recover. We had no idea *how* it would be helpful; we were just grasping at straws.
As many of you already know, the live blood viewing definitely showed a difference between our blood samples. Jim's was happy and easily flowing, Wendi's looked nearly dead with little to no movement at all (and her health and pain continued to worsen past this point). Below is the video we shared after that live blood session. Please note: we do not recommend believing all of what the practitioner is saying about what he sees in the blood samples (more about this in the future):
Did we learn anything to heal Wendi by viewing our blood? No, not really. It was, however, quite obvious that general indications about a person's health could indeed be seen by viewing the live blood. On the ride home that day, amidst the rather traumatic experience of having seen what Wendi interpreted as nerly dead blood, something was ignited deep inside her. Guess what she did? She began ASKING QUESTIONS:
- Is the severity of ill health measurable in some way through live blood viewing?
- What does a healthy newborn baby's blood look like in comparison with an elderly, dying person's?
- Does the blood of a person with cancer look different from the blood of a person with a common cold?
- Are dietary changes immediately measurable in viewing live blood?
- If dietary changes are measurable within a short span of time, is it possible to see healthy changes through one's diet (and vice-versa)?
- Why is it that live blood microscopy is so controversial?
- Why isn't it used in standard medical offices, when you can clearly see an overall picture of health?
- Can you really get an overall picture of a body's state of health from just one tiny drop of blood?
The questions continued in her mind during that quiet, tear-filled drive home. By the time we pulled into our driveway, Wendi felt an inner vibration that was all too familiar to her. (This vibration, as she'll try to explain in the future, is a guiding force in her life.) She knew what this feeling meant; she was being guided into an area of health study where she had never previous imagined going -- the study of blood! (For those of you who don't know, Wendi is terrified of needles and blood work -- and even the sight of blood makes her queasy.)
You can probably guess what happened not long after that. Research, research, research! We followed her intuition, learned more about the science of live blood cell viewing, purchased a microscope, attended educational training courses, and begn experimenting to possibly find the answers to her many questions.
At this point, many of you may be wondering if live blood viewing is what helped her heal from Lyme disease. Well, no, not directly. Sometimes, when we follow our intuition, it's putting us on the path that we need to be on. That was the case with the microscope and learning to understand how health is reflected in the blood.
Our microscope education and use is, however, an exciting part of Nadi Balance that we'll be sharing with you from time to time. It's fascinating to prick your finger and gain access to an entire new world. In that one tiny drop of you blood, there's an unbelievable amount of of activity. It's truly mesmerizing!
We'll share much, much more on that -- including answers to many of the questions posed above -- in future posts. What we'd like you to take away from today's blog post is the understanding of how vital it is to get in touch with and follow your intuition.
Coming up next: More research, research, research!
Nadi Balance Series: Part I, II, III, IV
***** DISCLAIMER: As with all of our posts here at Pure Jeevan, and particularly those coming up over the next week and a half (which will all be tagged with a new term, "Nadi Balance"), please refer to the disclaimer that runs at the bottom of all Pure Jeevan Pages. Wendi and Jim are health researchers, educators, and extreme self-experimenters ? not doctors. ******
Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.
On April 23, 2010, wrote:
interesting. what was the supplement that was hurting wendi?
On April 23, 2010, wrote:
I'm following this with much interest, and while I can appreciate your giving us the information a little at a time, it seems to me there is one thing you should tell us without delay: what is the supplement endorsed by many raw food gurus as being essential to all people, that was putting Wendi's body into an extreme state of distress ? If this supplement could be doing the same thing to other people who are currently taking it, thinking it will improve their health while it is actually harming them, it would seem the responsible thing to do to warn people of it immediately.
Please let us know now what that supplement is.
Please take my comments as a well-meaning suggestion and request. I think you two are terrific. I enjoy and appreciate immensely the things you do for all of us in the raw food community.
On May 8, 2010, wrote:
Oh Wendi.. I can see that your blood was so not happy.. so glad you figured it out.. hope it looks more active now.
On May 12, 2010, wrote:
I have leukemia and I also had a live blood analysis. However, I have medical background, that along with my intuition lead me to all those same questions about this test. I also did not agree with all the technician had to say. I was on a path to answer those questions, however that spark of curiosity fizzled out. Especially since I live in Alaska and there is no one around (maybe that technician I didnt agree with) to teach me. It would have turned into a huge money venture. So I am very happy to see someone else has undertaken this avenue of discovery.