On a daily basis I meet with people who have some or other health problem with physical discomfort in their body, prompting them to seek help. To assist with the recovery of dysfunctional organs and body systems, this usually requires dietary changes, together with specific homoeopathic remedies or herbal tinctures, to fast forward the pace of healing. In many instances nutritional supplements are also required to bring back cellular health especially if poor eating habits have been followed for a while. Yet, behind the physical pain there always lies a story so typical of human relationships in this life.
The body mind connection is not a new discovery in the healing world. The typical type-A male was identified many, many years ago as the high achiever driven to succeed person who will most probably suffer from a heart attack or a cardiac condition in his life. Recently a man who recognises himself to be a type-A personality sat opposite me. No amount of financial success can ever be enough to warrant this type of damage to a vital organ. It will do us good to remember that there are no banks in the hereafter!
Luckily some heart damage can be repaired and further disease can be averted, provided full co-operation is given by the patient to change lifestyle and, above all, mental and emotional attitudes. In his later years Prof Chris Barnard lamented the fact the he advised so few of his patients on the use of nutritional supplements. He would most probably have helped thousands of people avoid surgery with the simple addition of vitamin E daily to the diet.