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Den självläkande människan by Sanna Ehdin

Sanna Ehdin discusses health and food, drug-, alcohol- and sugar addiction, motion, stress, correct breathing and mindfulness. And how they interfere. Today, the focus is more often than not on sickness instead of health, and she claims that there are companies that benefit from it. According to her, medications, in the right doses, is the third biggest cause of death in the west. This is a book about those who want to read about something else than the traditional health care. Epigenetics means to affect one's own body with healthy food and the right environment for self healing. Did you know that b-vitamines deficiency can lead to depression? Or that persons with anorexia often has zinc deficiency? Many conditions are consequences of similar deficiencies and can be fixed without medications and antibiotics and prevented with the right food. Vitamines and minerals can cure and prevent many diseases. Stress affect the body more than you might think, and real breathing and mindfulness are important to keep the body in balance. 

Ehdin means that many deficiencies depend on the diminishing nourishment in the earth. Humic acid, that blocks viruses and prevents it form binding to the cells, is found in the top strata of the earth, in peat and lignin, but have decreased due to synthetic fertilizers and toxic discharge. You can actually eat humid acid as a natural medication. I wonder what the traditional doctors that advocates conventional medicine would say about that.

Sweden, after Finland, has the world's highest frequenxy of child diabetes. Sugar and gluten is the worst substances, both when it comes to diseases, alcoholism and other addictions, and changes the hormon balance.

It has been known for more than a hundred years that hormons affetc the immune system, but it is unexplored because women's health has been a low priority in the 20th century, something that is very interesting because I would have thought that we had come further than that. Still, the Socialstyrelse, The National Board of Health and Welfare, Sveriges kommuner och landsting, SKL, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, and Folkhälsoinstitutet, Swedish National Institutet of Public Health claim that patients are not met and treated on the same terms. Men get more expensive medications, and women's symptoms have not been taken seriously. The research has often focused on men's immune system and animal experiments have been made on male animals. But men's and women's immune system are different. Women's is stronger, because they are responsible for the continuation of the family. That means that women have three times bigger chances to utveckla autoimmune diseases than men, something that should be taken into consideration when doing research and developing medicine.

The book contains much information and advice that might come in handy for many people. Women in menopause should take bioidentical hormones instead of synthetic ones. They are from the vegetable kingdom and are similar to our own hormones. Progesterone is important to take. Bioidentic hormons is increasing the risk for age related diseases, the cholesterol levels improve, and decreases the risk for heart diseases. Unfortunately, birth control pills often contains synthetic hormons. Why are we not informed about this? Ehdin goes so far as to claim that menopause might be something that could be postponed. She went through a detox in her fifties and got her period back. Adults uses 80 % of their energy to detox. This is very interesting.

She recommend meta medication, an overall perspective that integrates traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine. It gives a whole picture and helps the body to self cure. Energy medicin is a treatment that proceeded from the foundation of quantum physics, and states that everything exists both like particles and waves, at the same time. The waves makes a certain frequence. Different materials have different frequences. A healthy cell has another frequence than a sick one. The treatment consists of subtle energies and electromagnetic energy like sound waves and light waves. Frequency medication works on different frequences. Bioresonance is a quantum medical analysis- and treatment tecnique that has been developed in space medicine. During the analyze the system is sending information about energy waves and is looking for the body's resonans. If there is an inbalance, there are different frequences in organs and emotionally. The system is repairing them with stämma the body's energy fields.

Overall, the book is very fascinating. Even though Ehdin sometimes feel a little too convinced about some things and portrays the lack of knowledge and health treatment like a big conspiracy, it gives you much to think about. New thinking people are often met with criticism because they are controversial, but this book no doubt contains many things that people would benefit from knowing about.


How to be a heroine by Samantha Ellis

Samantha Ellis has chosen a magnificent concept for her new book. Literature has had a great impact on her and she has used characters to understand her own life and find solutions. The book mixes characters from different books and time periods, and Ellis herself is one of them. Her own life is woven into the fabric. The reader gets to know how her parents wanted her to marry a Iraqi-Jewish man. How she struggled to be able to leave her home and go to Cambridge – where Sylvia Plath once studied.

Ellis prefers different heroines in different periods in life. In The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood made her believe that suffering has a value. Her biggest heroine is her mother that left her home in Iraq and moved to a new world. But, eventually, when she herself was struck by a disease, she realized that suffering has no value. She was neither stronger nor more humble. It's interesting to follow Ellis personal development and how it changes her view of the characters.

Occasionally, she returns to the sisters Brontë's characters. It seems that Cathy and Jane are competitors and she has to choose one of them. Why can't both be heroines? Why can't she understand right away that she needed one in her early life and now identify with the other?

It's a book from a feminist perspective. Samanatha Ellis prefers heroines, not passive girls. She likes characters on adventure, that challenge themselves and overcome their fear. That becomes independent individuals and refuse to be governed. She question why Ariel sacrificed her voice to meet a man, or why Anne Shirley stopped writing when she married.

The book is well-written. Books about literature tend to have a hypnotic effect on those interested in literature, especially if it's well written. You learn much about books and how to use them for your own good. You get tempted to read many new ones and form your own opinions. You run the risk of becoming even more interested in literature.

Samantha Ellis take the heroines from the books and make them her friends, in a fascinating way. At one time, in the bad tube, she gathers all the characters to a reunion. Only the imagination is the limit.