A new and unique health-care technique, which practice utilizes the electro-magnetic energy within the body - developed by Jan M. Graf, D.C.
©August 1984 JAN M. GRAF, D.C.
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NOTE: This is a transcript taken from a video tape of a seminar presented by Jan M. Graf, D.C. in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 16, 1984. It also includes several items of interest which he has added for your information. Introduction and descriptions by Ruth C. Chan.
As this is a long document, here are links to each section:
Dr. Jan Marion Graf was born and raised in Santa Clara, Utah. He served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Scotland. He served four years in the United States Air Force. His formal education includes graduation from Dixie College in St. George, Utah, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
He practiced Chiropractic for two years in Provo (1974-1976), and has been practicing in St. George, Utah for the past eight years (1976-1984). For five of those years (1979-1984), he has been studying, researching and working with the energy fields, and is developing his own health care technique.
He and his wife, Gretchen have been married for seventeen years and are the parents of seven children. Gretchen, four of their children, and Dr. Graf's mother are here with us tonight. We are also very pleased to have several doctors in the audience, and Mr. Ray Schmutz, who is our Southern Utah legislator, and specially invited guest.
This seminar is the result of the encouragement of some of Dr. Graf's more persistent patients - organized by Ladene Lucido, who heads the Hypoglycemia Center here in Las Vegas.
There are approximately 150 people here tonight. I would like to ask you, if you will, to show by the raise of your hands, how many of you are very grateful patients of this man? (Almost half of the audience raised their hands).
How many of you have heard about the Graf Technique, and feel a little skeptical and are here more out of curiosity? (Most of the rest of the audience hesitantly raised their hands).
I don't believe you have all raised your hands; are there any of you who have been ill, and who are here genuinely hoping to find help? (There were about five hands raised.)
I think I can speak for most of the doctor's patients when I say I believe you will find that help here tonight.
Now - I have one more question to ask: How many of you, who raised your hands indicating that you were grateful patients, were once very skeptical about these things? (Almost all of that group again raised their hands. This seemed to amuse everyone there.)
Well, now that we know why we are all here, let's not take up anymore time with introductions. It is my sincere pleasure to present to you, Dr. Jan Graf - the best Utah has to offer. Dr. Graf:
Thank you, Ruth. Ruth didn't see me raise my hand when I said that I was one that needed help here tonight. I must say that I hope you don't have as much trouble coming up there as I had coming here tonight. We got here, and Gretchen said, "Now, where is your suit?" And I said, "Oh no . . . I left it home." We had left in just a little bit of a rush, and we are starting late, but Mom brought my suit, so now I can relax and I hope to be able to talk to you as I would on a one-on-one basis in my office.
This is a real privilege for me tonight. Part of the things I will give you are things which many of you have already heard and experienced. We appreciate the fact that there are also many here who have not heard these things, so I will present this to them as much in detail as I can. I hope the rest of you will bear with me on that.
One of the things people ask me when they come in, is, how I became interested in learning to use the body's energy--and, I'm going to start out with that. When I got out of the Air Force, I had a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and I felt like I would like to go into that. But, at that particular time jobs were scarce in that profession. After several disappointments, it kind of bothered me to have to be so dependent on other people. I felt like I wanted to do something where I could be more independent.
My wife's father is a Chiropractor-a very good Chiropractor, I might add-and I enjoyed watching him help other people with their health.
I decided that I wanted to be a Chiropracter, and I went back east to chiropractic college, and graduated. I was really excited and enthused about chiropractic, which I still am. But, I found that as I went along, I always felt that there was something more--something more than what chiropractic had to offer.
I went to different seminars, and always came away feeling: "This is good, but there is something more."
One day I heard about a doctor who was in St. Louis, Missouri - a doctor by the name of Ted Morter, who had a technique by the name of: BIO ENERGETIC SYNCHRONIZATION TECHNIQUE. He called it, BEST."
It was interesting that I really felt the need to go back to the seminar, although I didn't really know anything about it, except that it was a method using the energy fields. I had never heard of energy fields before this; we were not taught about them back in chiropractic college. I had heard of "auras," and I thought it might have something to do with the aura.
I took Gretchen and we flew back to St. Louis, and in the first part of the seminar, I remember leaning over to her and saying, "This is the hokeyest thing I have ever seen."
After a little while, though, I found that it was really interesting. There were things going on that I was not aware were possible. This man was talking about balancing the energy field, and he was doing things that I just couldn't believe. As the seminar went on, I became very enthused with what he was doing, and I decided that it wasn't hokey, but that there was more to this body - that we call our bodies - than meets the eye; more than the internal organs, more than the flesh and bones, more, even, than the nervous system - that there was an energy field that had to do with the health of the individual.
When I came back from the seminar, I began to use what I learned there. It was exciting to be able to do these things. My patients were excited about it too, but I kept having the feeling: "There is more than this, even." Sometimes when I would be working, all of a sudden I would realize that some of the things that Dr. Morter had done were not necessary if I did something else, and as I went along, I realized that I was understanding things that I had never known before . . . at least, in this life." (The audience laughed a little, but though the doctor was smiling he was serious.)
As I went along, I began to find different things; I found that I could question the body - and I'm going to talk about that in a few minutes - and find out what was going on with it. Now, this was amazing to me, but I found out that I could do that.
Six months went by and Dr. Morter had another seminar. I decided to go back and show him the things that I'd found. So, I went back and shared these things with him.
Now; Dr. Morter is a great man, and he listened to me, but the sad thing was: Dr. Morter is a "teacher" and I was a "student" (in his eyes). He said he knew about those things and that they didn't work. He implied that I should just stick to the things he had shown me.
At first I thought, "Well, he's probably right. He's an intelligent man - - ." But then I got the feeling that "I am as subject to inspiration as he is."
It is interesting that I had just read an article on the plane flying to St. Louis. It was about Albert A. Michelson, a young eighth-grade student who had figured a way to calculate the speed of light. He tried to explain it to his math teacher, but the teacher told him that there was no way that an eighth-grader could possibly figure something like that out--that it would take a great physicist to determine that. The boy, discouraged, put his paper away. Years later when he was working on a college thesis on the subject, he got out his old paper and rewrote it. His concepts and calculations had not varied since that eighth-grade experience. Albert A. Michelson was awarded the 1907 Nobel Prize in Physics-the first American to receive the award. As was reading, I realized that it isn't always the great physicist or the teacher that comes up with these things; sometimes it's the student. Though I felt somewhat disheartened at that time, it was that timely article that gave me the courage to continue on with what I was doing.
Over the past five years it has been a very, very interesting learning experience, and many of you have shared learning experiences with me as we found different things in answer to questions about health.
Now, this gives you a little bit of the background as to how I expanded from main-stream chiropractic to using energy. I still firmly believe that chiropractic is good and helps a lot of people. I believe that there are a lot of other professions that help a lot of people. But, this is an alternative that I find extremely helpful and interesting, and I think you will, too.
I would like to demonstrate what we do at a first visit. I would like to ask for a volunteer - someone I don't know. I see some of you pointing your fingers at different people, but I would like "them" to volunteer. I would like to have someone who has never been in, and I would prefer that they be wearing slacks, because I'm going to have you lie down on this table. (A volunteer "patient" came up. She was a lady in about her early thirties.)
What we have found, is that the body has an energy field that radiates about 6 inches off of it, all around. Some people call this an aura - and that's fine if that's what they'd like to call it, but I call it an "energy field." Kirlian Photography has been used to photograph various aspects of this energy field. (The volunteer was lying on her back. The doctor stood at her left side and took her arm up in a vertical position.) Now, I want you to hold your arm up, keep your elbow straight, your hand open and resist. I am going to be pushing about that hard. (Dr. Graf pushed firmly just slightly below her wrist, attempting to push her arm down to her side. With the patient resisting, she was able to hold it up in spite of his strength).
Now, I'm going to check her First Physical Energy Field, which has 28 areas, to see if any of those areas are weak. I will place my other hand within the energy field in each of those areas, one at a time. As I do so, I will press her arm to see if it remains strong. If I come to a weakened area her body will transfer the energy from her arm, through me, to the weak area, leaving her arm weakened, and she will not be able to withstand my pressure. If her arm remains strong, we know there has been no transfer of energy and that the area I'm testing is strong. (He demonstrated, checking each area. She was weak in both of her feet.)
Now, I'm going to balance the energy field by moving the energy around the body this way first . . . (He made a clockwise motion around the body.) . . . and then from the top of the head to the feet. (Again, he demonstrated that the area of her feet was weak.) "Your feet are weak in both the top and bottom areas."
Now, I am going to touch the Thymus and Pineal area. (He touched the top of her head and the lower neck at the same time, then pressed her arm.) Now you can see that the left foot is strong on top, but the right is still weak. (He demonstrated this also. Each time he touched the two areas and pressed her arm checking the energy fields, we observed that the weakness was moving just as he expected it would.) Now this time, you see the top of both feet are strong, and the bottoms are both weak. Now, you see, we are moving the energy around this way (He kept transferring them clockwise around the body), and you'll see that now they have transferred again - the right foot is strong, top and bottom - and the left is strong on top.
(The audience could see why the doctor had been impressed at his first seminar. Many of them had expressions of wonder, realizing that he actually was moving her energy. He continued, and after the energy had gone around the body one complete rotation, the weakness that had originated in the feet, now transferred straight to the head. As he continued to touch the areas on the head and neck, the weakness moved down one area at a time until they were at the feet again. When this was accomplished the doctor explained and demonstrated.) Now, no matter what area I test, she will be weak all over. (Then, her arm was weak no matter which area of the energy fields he placed his other hand in.) "This is always the case. We do not understand what happens or why this happens, but as I move the energy just one more time, all 28 areas are strong again." (And he demonstrated.) "Even her feet - her head - she is strong everywhere. Okay - now we have balanced the First Physical Energy Field.
(The foliowing is a demonstration each patient receives, usually at their first visit, however a magnet was not available at the seminar.)
"This energy field appears to be an electro-magnetic energy field. I have a magnet here. I would like to demonstrate how an ordinary magnet will also draw off energy, and will leave a person weak." (He holds the magnet over the patient's abdomen, within the aura (approximately 4 inches from the body, and tests the patient's arm strength. The patient's arm always goes down.) "Now, when I raise the magnet up, away from the 6 inch energy field . . ." (He tests the arm again, which stays up.) ". . . it is strong. You see, the magnet draws off your energy. Now, I want to show you how a heating pad will do the same thing." (He takes a rolled up heating pad that isn't plugged in and holds it right next to your body, and tests your arm. Your muscles are weak again.) Then he explains: "We've also found that electric blankets have this same affect - the same as a magnet. Once electricity passes through the coils they become magnetized. They draw off energy from your body. You've probably awakened in the morning and felt the reaction of that, and you've felt extremely tired, and you wonder what happened. The reason is because those coils are magnetized and they draw off your energy.
One of the most interesting things I have learned is that the body reacts to an untruth. I am going to ask her (the volunteer), a question-and we're not going to get into a game with this, but we'll see what happens.
"What color are your slacks?"
"White." (Her slacks were white. The doctor tested her arm strength and it was strong.)
"Okay, now, it is good and strong, isn't it. Now, tell me a little white lie, and I'm going to ask you again: "What color are they?"
"Black." (This time, when the doctor pressed on her arm, it went down easily, even though she was resisting.)
"Are you holding that good and strong?"
"Yes!" (The volunteer was quite amazed at the loss of her strength.)
"When a person tells a lie, or an untruth, it affects the energy fields, which, in turn, affects muscle strength, which we just demonstrated. It affects all of the physiological responses that are picked up on the polygraph. The intelligence knows truth, and it recognizes untruth. What we are talking about is that we have two parts to our mind. We have a conscious mind, which is everything from our birth to the present, and we have the subconscious mind, which is our intelligence. Our intelligence knows everything about our body. The conscious mind only knows the things we experience from day to day-our goings and comings. But with our conscious mind, we really don't know how to heal cuts; we don't really know how to produce red blood cells or digestive enzymes - or hormones - or any of the things that take place in the body. With our conscious mind we are not aware of what is going on in the kidney, or why our blood pressure is going up. But our intelligence does know all of those things.
"Some say that those things are automatic or accidental, but those things do not happen by chance. They happen under the direction of the intelligence. The intelligence directs all of the body's functions - intricate as they are.
"The fact that the intelligence knows truth and recognizes untruth, and that the energy fields are affected by an untrue statement, and that this has so much affect on the body, you can imagine what this does to the habitual liar. That's something to think about, isn't it. But we've found it can work for good; we can use this to determine what is going on with a person's health.
"I've got to tell you, first, that when I first found this, I thought: "Oh! This is fantastic! I hate to make decisions; I am going to use this to determine investments; it doesn't work. I want you to know that it only works for health. I guess the only justification I can see for that, is that we need to be healthy to accomplish our purposes in this life.
"Another thing I have found with it is, that it doesn't matter if you understand what I'm talking about with your conscious mind. Your intelligence knows exactly what I'm talking about. It works just as well with people who speak only Spanish; we've used it with some Cocopah Indians from Yuma, Arizona, who had no idea what I was asking them. The daughter was trying to translate, and when I came to - "endoplasmic reticulum of the cell," she said, "There are no words like that..."
"We've also found that it works with deaf-mutes; we have used it to diagnose two deaf-mutes, and they just nod their head yes or no when I give them a signal, and it works fine. Their intelligence has no problem with hearing, and there is no language barrier with the intelligence.
(Dr Graf then turned to his "patient," and said): "Now, what we are going to do here for a minute, and I hesitate to do this, but are you, basically, pretty healthy?"
"Yes. Please feel free to ask me anything."
"If you are sure it won't embarrass you - I am going to ask you some basic questions." (He took her arm up vertically again and began to inquire about her health:)
"Do you have any internal organ problems?"
"No." (The doctor checked the strength of her arm and it was strong.)
"Yes." (He checked her arm again and it was weak.)
"Now, do you see what I'm talking about - how it works?"
"Now, if we did find something wrong with any of the organs, we would ask about each one individually to find out which ones had some kind of problem. Then we would ask questions to find out what exactly was wrong - whether it was diseased or functional or any other problem that might be wrong with it.
"After we've gone through all of the organs thoroughly, to find all the problems there, we would then ask about the glands. So, I'll ask you: "Do you have any problems with any of the glands in your body?"
"No." (This time, her arm was weak and went down when he pressed on it.)
"Apparently you do. Now, I'm not going to go into it tonight, but I would say . . ."
(The patient interrupted him, urging him to check her further-assuring him that she wouldn't be embarrassed by it. He continued, then, as though he were diagnosing and treating her in his office.)
"I couldn't ask for a better patient. Okay, I'll give you an example, then, on how we do the glands. Do you have a problem with the pineal gland?"
"No." (Her arm was strong. Each time he asked about another gland, her response showed that she had no problem in them.)
"Do you have a problem with the anterior pituitary? The posterior pituitary? The thyroid? The parathyroid? The hypothalamus? The thymus? The adrenal medula? The adrenal cortex?
"Do you have a problem in the ovaries?"
"No." (When he pressed on her arm it went down easily.) She was amused by this and said: "I was going to say yes, because I thought there might be."
"Isn't it interesting? You knew. Now, you might have known because of symptoms you've had, but sometimes you know just because you know. You'd be surprised how many patients say, "I already knew that. I knew that was the wrong answer!"
"Now, apparently, there is a problem in the ovaries. Do you have a problem in the uterus?"
"No." (Her strong response indicated that there was no problem in the uterus.)
"Now, let me tell you one thing: I take a case history when you come into my office, and I know a little bit about you before I start questioning, which I haven't done here. In fact, I don't even know your name." (He smiled, and his volunteer introduced herself.)
"Okay, do you have any other gland problems?" (Apparently she didn't.)
"At this point we would go into what the problem is but first, let me ask about a few different areas. Do you have any problem in your nervous system?"
"No." (She was strong.)
"Your musculoskeletal system?"
"No." (There was no problem there.)
"You're right, you are pretty healthy. Do you have a problem with infection?"
"No." (Her muscles weakened; her arm went down.)
"Okay, it appears that you do. Do you have a bacterial infection? (She didn't.)
"A virus?" (Again she answered "No," and her arm was strong.)
"A yeast?" (She answered "No," but her arm weakened. She did have a yeast problem.)
"A fungus?" (No problem with fungus.)
"Okay . . . some of you are smiling. Yeast infections are extremely common. I am going to share with you, some of the things I've found about yeast.
"If you look in a pathology book, you'll find that the medical profession lists yeast as a form of fungus. The intelligence separates them. The intelligence indicates that yeast are different than fungus, and I found that out the hard way. I kept trying to group them with fungus and I missed them. And, then I began to find that I had to separate them - that yeast and fungus were not of the same order, which, they had been classified as such, by the medical profession; I found that yeast infections are much more common than are viral and bacterial infections.
"How many of you make bread? What do you do with the yeast?" (A response came from the audience that you soak it in water.)
"That's right-can you use ice water? You can't, can you? It has to be warm.
"Yeast are small microorganism plants that grow extremely well in any warm, damp environment. We happen to live in a world full of microorganisms, and yeast happens to be one of them. Our body has a 98.6 degree temperature, and is mostly fluid-the perfect environment for yeast to grow.
"One particular form of yeast they are finding is called Candida Albicans, and seems to be the most common one found.
"There has been a book written recently: THE MISSING DIAGNOSIS, by C. Orian Truss, M.D. It is a book about human illness caused by the yeast, "Candida Albicans." It describes clinical experiences of the past 21 years, on which is based the concept of chronic candidiasis.
"Another article written on "Candida Albicans," IS THIS STRAIN OF YEAST FRIEND OR FOE? by Shirley S. Lorenzani, Ph.D. who is the co-director of the Life Care Center in Pompano Beach, Florida, states that studies have shown that by the age of 6 months, 90% of all babies have a positive skin test of Candida Albicans. Adults are even more hospitable to the organism. One study found Candida antibodies in 163 of 169 adults. Another concluded that 100% of the adults studied were supporting Candida colonies. She also suggested an avoidance of antibiotics, and other drugs as a way to curtail Candida and bolster the immune system.
"We, also, have found that yeast grow extremely well in the body; it grows extremely well in the urinary tract, which the medical profession has also found; it grows well throughout the blood-vascular system, the lymphatic system, in the synovial fluid in the joints, in the cerebral spinal fluid, around the brain and spinal cord. It grows extremely well in all of the body cavities, and in the internal organs-in the lungs and heart. We have found it often in the aqueous humor and vitreous humor, the fluids inside of the eyes.
"When yeast grow, they give off oxygen, and that gas expands. That's why we use it in bread. Sometimes people complain about feeling bloated and of feeling pain in the joints when this happens; this is the cause of some of these symptoms.
"Another thing we have found, and I think this is very significant: When plants die in a saline solution, they tend to calcify. As I mentioned before, yeast is a form of plant life, and the fluid in our body is .9 part salt - a saline solution - so, when yeast dies in our body it calcifies. If this occurs in the synovial fluids in the joints we call it Arthritis. Yeast, when it's in the blood, attaches to the lumen or lining of the veins and arteries. Then, when it dies, it calcifies, and we call that Arterial Sclerosis - commonly known as hardening of the arteries. If yeast calcify in the kidneys or gallbladder, it is known as "stones."
"Another interesting thing about yeast, is that if you have a yeast infection in an area such as the abdominal cavity, it may cause adhesions. These adhesions are scar tissue in the connective tissue. If you happen to have the infection in the ovaries, over a period of time it can cause an inflammation, which festers, and ovarian cysts develop.
"How do we get these yeast infections?" I am amazed at how many I find, and I wondered why I find so many.
"I have found that the source of the majority of these yeast infections are antibiotics. Now, that seems kind of peculiar, that we'd be getting them from antibiotics, but how many of you have had urinary infections and have taken an antibiotic and found that it was cleared up for a day or two, and then it got worse than ever? To understand the reason behind this, let me share with you the principle of the use of antibiotics.
"Years ago they found that if they introduced penicillin into the body, and penicillin, by the way, happens to be a yeast, which they call "mold-" but it is a yeast according to the intelligence - if they introduced a highly concentrated form of it into the body, your body will immediately take action against it by producing extremely high amounts of white blood cells. The white blood cells, then, kill your bacterial or viral infection. Your sore throat goes away, or your earache, or whatever you've been bothered with, and most people have the understanding that the medicine did the job-but, that is not the case.
"I've had patients ask me: "If the white blood cells kill the bacteria, doesn't it also kill the yeast - or the penicillin?" Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't, and I'll explain why: Bacterial and viral infections are a very high-grade infection. Yeast, on the other hand, tend to be low grade. The white blood cells will attack the more severe infection, first. As low grade infections, yeast don't seem to cause a whole lot of symptoms - not like we're aware of with high-grade infections. When you get a bacterial infection in a cut in your hand, you know you have an infection right away. It hurts, it gets inflamed, and you can see it festering. But, with a yeast infection it doesn't always happen that way; yeast infections are more subtle: they tend to just be there. Sometimes they flare up, like they often do in the vaginal or urinary areas, but more often, they don't act up that way-they just lie dormant. There are reasons, we've found, that they do flare up, and I'm going to talk a little on that later.
"Many of these chronic conditions we've mentioned are being caused by medications we are taking into our bodies. Most of us have accepted the idea that these problems are just the natural aging process; that when we get older, it is natural to get aches and pains and a little arthritis in our joints; the intelligence indicates that antibiotics are the main source of most of them.
"To complete my point on antibiotics, let me add this: Most medical professionals are of the opinion that penicillin has been a major break-through; that the world is better off for having it, and in some respects it is - when dealing with bacterial infections - but, it is devastating when I work with people to find out just how extensive these penicillin-caused illnesses are. I realize that much of it could be avoided. I have difficulty believing that they are not aware of this problem - as wide spread as it is - and I can't help but wonder if that possibly dollars are weighing heavier than lives, to those producing the medications.
"They do know about it. Let me give you just one example: The following information is taken from the book: A TEXTBOOK OF PATHOLOGY, by William Boyd, C.C.M.D. This edition was printed as far back as 1970, and is the eighth edition:
(Page 312) changing Picture of Infection
. . .the power to mutate or to bring latent enzyme systems into play becomes apparent. Modern conditions, and particularly the widespread and often unnecessary use of antibiotics, has greatly exaggerated this tendency. As we have already seen so frequently, what is potent for good can be powerful for evil, and the wonder drugs may become harbingers of death.
. . . in chemotherapy of bacterial infections, the age of miracles has come and gone This is seen in most striking degree in the case of Staphylococcus aureus in relation to penicillin.
. . . In the Toronto General Hospital resistant strains of the Staphylococcus rose from 6% in 1947 to 60% only four years later. We are now faced with the situation that our hospitals are filled with carriers of antibiotic-resistant strains of staphylococci in the nose and throat of both patients and staff, and the distance between the nose of a surgeon and an operation wound is very short.
(Page 313) There Has Been a Dramatic Shift in the Nature of Life-Threatening Infections in the Past 25 Years:
. . .it is indeed a tragic paradox that the more an antibiotic is used (or abused) in a hospital community, the less valuable does it become. The practice of operating under a prophalactic antibiotic umbrella is all too often asking for trouble, for the umbrella is apt to turn into a sieve. The incidence of penicillin-resistant staphylococci is much higher in hospital inpatients than outpatients, it is still lower in the general population, and in the latter it is related to previous treatment with penic'illin or to hospitalization (Finland).
(Page 410) Moniliasis:
. . .caused by the fungus (remember, this is a medical pathology book and they consider yeast a type of fungus, Candida Albicans. . .Conditions of moisture also favor growth, so that the common sites of infections are the mouth, vagina, urinary fract, and axillary folds.
Candidiasis of the Brain, Growth of Candida Albicans in ventricle in fatal meningitis (Continued on Page 411) Aspergillosis:
. . .caused by Aspergillus
. . .As in the case of moniliasis, the infection has become more common and serious since the widespread use of antibiotics and sulfonamides, and fatalities are occurring in patients receiving antibiotic therapy. . .
(Page 411-412) Mucormycosis:
. . .The increasing frequency of the disease is probably due to the use of antibiotics, which reduce the number of bacterial infections but permit fungus invasion A unique feature in the infection is a great affinity for arteries, the fungui penetrating the tough muscular walls and growing in the lumen, where it incites thrombosis with resulting infarction. . .
"These pathological findings, and the findings of Dr. Truss in The Missing Diagnosis, back up my theories concerning antibiotics.
"There are many types of infections - some known and some unknown. Through our method of research, we have found some of the "unknown" types. Medical science, at this point in time, are not yet aware of some of these. They have had to depend entirely upon the microscope for such knowledge. Not until 1935, soon after the more powerful electron microscope was developed, did they know that there were smaller microorganisms than bacteria. They discovered and began to study the virus, which is 10,000 times smaller than bacteria. Through our studies, we know there are other types of infection which are as much as a thousand times smaller than the virus.
"Through questioning the intelligence, we have been able to learn how these infectious microorganisms affect an individual.
'One in particular invades the cell structure and enters the DNA and RNA of the cell. To help you understand: Every cell in the body contains a nucleus, and every nucleus contains chromosomes, and every chromosome contains genes. A few years ago they stopped calling them genes and began calling them Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). DNA is the master plan of the cell. RNA (Ribonucleic Acid), is the messenger which carries the message from the master plan out of the nucleus to the cell, and the cell functions accordingly. This is what happens in a normal cell.
"We have found that there are infections so small that they can alter the DNA or the RNA.
"After we found this, I came across an article in Science 81 magazine, September 1981 issue entitled, "Viroids Among Us," by Garrett Epps: It is a rogue dwarf of evolution, a runaway snippet of gene so small and so biologically improbable that many scientists hardly believed it could exist. Yet it manages to fell huge coconut palms, devastate fields of seed potatoes, damage a host of other crops, and apparently cause a virulent cancer in hamsters. Some suspect it even infects people.
One discoverer of the tiny genetic pirate dubbed it a viroid because the disease it causes were long thought to be the work of conventiona! viruses. But this tiny slice of RNA - by far the smallest known cause of infectious disease-is anything but conventional, and its discovery in plants has sparked a determined search for similar diseases in animals and people. Some scientists believe that viroids may be the cause of the mysterious "slow virus" diseases that attack the brain in older people.
The first public hint of a viroid in animals came earlier this year when researchers announced that a lymphatic cancer in hamsters is caused by an agent resembling a viroid.
The discovery has triggered a search for the elusive viroid as a cause of similar human diseases such as lymphoma and leukemia.
"I wish I could print the entire article, but I think this supports my theory that these minute RNA and DNA infections do exist. We've found other infections that are presently unknown to the medical world, but I won't discuss them at this time.
"I am now going to discuss the energy fields as I understand them.
"I mentioned earlier that the energy field we balanced is the First Physical Energy Field. Now I would like to expound on that and on the other energy fields. There are ten that we have discovered - four of which are in the Physical Energy Field and four in the Refined Energy Field. There are two more that we have only recently discovered which I call the ninth and tenth for the lack of a better name. I know that the ninth has to do with the mind, but that is the extent of my understanding of it. I know how to recognize when there is a problem in them and how to correct it.
The First Physical Energy Field is divided into 28 energy areas, which radiates off the body about 6 inches.
"I will try to describe the Second Physical Energy Field: It is made up of little quarter-sized energy areas that are found in almost every joint - the wrist, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and in the spinal column. It has been interesting to work with these "Meridian Points," as I call them. They can get damaged, and when they do, they cause a lot of pain. In working on these areas we have been able to relieve the pain almost completely in most cases.
"Unfortunately I am not as sensitive to feeling as some of my patients, but they have described the activity they are feeling. It has been extremely interesting to them as it is to me. About 70% are able to feel various sensations as I work on them, but there are about 30% of us who don't seem to. We do enjoy the same positive results, however.
"The Third Physical Energy Field seems to be related to the body structure - the muscles, tendon and bones.
"The Fourth Physical Energy Field has to do with the internal organs and glands. It appears that there is an energy area for each organ and gland that is separate and distinct from all of the others. I won't go into detail about them, because we have not gone into them very much - either in research or practice - but we do know that much about them. Also, I have found that certain things we do clear up all the problems in those areas, too.
"We have discussed the Physical Energy Fields. Now, we will find out a little about the Refined Energy Fields. I have named the names of these energy fields as I have found them, so if they're wrong, I guess I am the one you would talk to about it.
"The First Refined Energy Field is a shaft of light that runs down from about 6 inches above the head, through the body and separates into two shafts as it enters the legs and feet. It is about as big around as a person's neck. This shaft of light seems to be the main source of energy for our body.
I have my own personal ideas on the origin of this light and have discussed it with some of you. I think many theologians would agree with me.
"The Second Refined Energy Field gives off an aura effect and radiates 4-6 inches off the top of the head and then flows down around the head, over the shoulders and envelopes the body with light. It appears to flow up from the shaft of light of the First Refined Energy Field. We do not understand its full purpose, but just as are all of the other energy fields to some extent, it serves as a protective shield to the spirit-body; just as the skin is our physical protective cover when it is intact.
"The 3rd energy area in the Refined Energy Field has to do with a person's mind, and the 4th exists, but I'm not sure what it relates to, or what it does. I haven't gone into them in detail, but when we work on a person, we are able to successfully correct any problem in all ten of them. We hope to be able to understand all of them someday, but there is a lot we do not know yet."
PHYSICAL ENERGY FIELDS
1st: Divided into 28 energy areas, radiates off the hody about 6 inches.
2nd: "Meridian Points." Quarter-sized energy areas located in the joints; can get damaged and causes pain.
3rd: Related to the body structure - the bones, tendons and muscles.
4th: Relates to the internal organs and glands; has separate and distinct energy area for each.
REFINED ENERGY FIELDS
1st: A shaft of light coming down through the body and legs; begins about 6 inches above the head; our main source of energy.
2nd: An electro-magnetic field surrounding the head and body and radiates about 4-6 inches off the body; flows up from the First Refined Energy Field; acts as a protective shield.
3rd: Relates to the mind.
4th: We only know that it exists, that it can get damaged, and we are able to correct any damage to it.
NINTH AND TENTH ENERGY FIELDS
9th: Relates to the mind; recently discovered by two researchers.
10th: Only recently discovered. Purpose unknown.
"What is meant by "working with energy?" After the patient has been diagnosed, we are able to treat the individual also - using energy. We have found that we can direct the energy to the affected areas of the body, and that there is power within them to heal damaged tissue, kill infectious microorganisms and parasites, dissolve foreign matter and abnormal growths, actually move body parts, such as nerves, bones, organs etc. which may have been displaced or twisted. One of the most beneficial things we have been able to do with energy is to stimulate the proper function to malfunctioning glands and other areas that may not have functioned fully for quite sometime. There are any number of things we are able to accomplish using energy, unbelievable as it may seem.
"We are able to direct the energy, using our mind. The mind has unlimited ability if we learn to use it. We use the mind, together with a visualization process to accomplish whatever the intelligence indicates is needed.
"We have learned that the middle finger of the right hand gives off energy. I call it the "north stimulus." The middle finger of the left hand is the "south stimulus." The two extremes with our arms extended are the north and south poles. Just as the north gives off energy, the south draws negative energy or toxins (poisons) off. Each finger is a variation of North and South.
"As you probably realize, this practice is completely foreign to the general medical profession. We use no medicines. We use no machines. Aside from questioning and checking the muscle strength, we use no further diagnostic tests. We have found this method accurate and affective.
The healing energy directed and concentrated by the powerful mind stimulates healing and initiates the restoration of proper function to the entire body.
I know that you are anxious to see how energy works, so if this young lady will come up here again, I'll demonstrate. (The volunteer took her place on the treatment table, and Dr. Graf resumed his questioning.)
"Do you need a north at the abdominal area to kill the infection in the ovaries?
"Yes." (The patient's arm remained strong.)
"Would it be better to do it directly over the ovaries?"
"Yes." (Her arm weakened.)
"We just need to center it on the abdomen then." (Dr. Graf held his finger near her navel, against her clothing.
(Then, he seemed to have thought of something and said:) "First, I better check something else."
(He took her arm up again and asked some further questions about how widespread the yeast was, and found there was yeast also in the peritoneum, in the urinary tract and in the fluid inside the eyes.)
"Will the north kill all of that?"
"Yes." (Her arm was strong, so the doctor resumed the position and continued the treatment.)
"Now I don't know if you are one of the 70% that will feel this - we'll see what happens.
"While I am doing this, I'll take this opportunity to explain how the infection is killed - what is actually going on.
"Every living organism has a certain environment condusive to its existence. That is to say, that every animal or plant has a certain environment that it can live in. Some must live underwater; some require salt water. Others must have tropical warmth and air to breathe and others can exist only in cold climates. The anaerobic bacteria that causes botulism requires no air and grows rather well without it.
"Let's take your house plants for an example: They need a certain temperature, light, air, water and soil; they will not grow without any one of them. If you change to an extreme their environment-let's say that you put them in a dark room where there was no light, or you watered them too much or not enough, or removed the soil from the roots-any of these extremes would kill them.
"Altering the environment to any extreme would kill giant Redwood Trees, as well as microorganisms. "Now the thing we are doing actually: we are putting energy Into her body in a greater, concentration than the yeast can tolerate. An analogy would be if you were to stick your finger in an electric socket at home, you would get an electric shock; it would be unpleasant, but you could tolerate it. But if you were to go out atop a power pole and wrap your hand around a bare wire, that would be more than you could handle. The electricity hasn't changed, but the concentration has.
"Her body has an energy field, and the yeast can tolerate that amount of energy. But it can't tolerate hers, plus mine, plus I am mentally concentrating my energy at the yeast in her body.
(The doctor then turned to the "patient" and asked:) "Are you feeling anything?"
"Yes, it is real warm all through my stomach and it's kind of tingly into my legs and arms. I can really feel it."
"Okay, (he nodded his head) - - . that's quite normal.
"I think I can check that now. (Dr. Graf took her arm up again and asked:) Did that kill all of the infection in your body?"
"Yes." (Doctor checked her muscle strength, which was strong.)
"No." (This time her arm went down easily.)
"Now you see, we altered the environment sufficiently to kill the yeast; you have no more live yeast in your body. (Dr. Graf asked the intelligence about each of the areas that had been affected to show her that there was no live yeast anywhere. There wasn't, according to her body response.)
"Okay now, I need to explain a little more about the south: Infections and other problems we have cause a build up of toxins or negative energy. We have killed the yeast, but the toxins are still present and can cause a lot of symptomatic reactions if we don't get rid of them. We have found that we can draw them off by using the south stimulus, or polarity. This process is extremely important. Before we found it, I had a patient with Hepatitis. We killed the infection, but the toxin build-up was such that he continued to have severe symptoms - he wasn't very happy with me. Eventually his body was able to rid itself of the toxins and he was all right.
"Well, we don't have those kinds of problems anymore. Some of you have probably been through what they call, "The Healing Crisis." This is when the doctor tells you that you are going to have to get worse before you get better. Well, it is only because of the toxins that are left in there. Now - when we draw them off-a person doesn't have to go through that.
(The doctor took the patient's arm up again):
"Now, do you need a south to draw off toxins?" (She did.)
"Will it be best done from the top of the head?"
"Yes." (Her answer caused a weak response.)
"Off of the abdomen?"
"Yes." (Wrong again. . .)
"Would it best be done from the left foot?"
"Yes." (Her response was strong.)
"Okay now-when we draw off toxins, we hold the south several inches away from the body or in this case, her left foot. We have found that if we hold it too close, the patient feels a pressure building up at that point in the body. If we were doing it from the top of the head, sometimes they got a pressure headache. We found that the pressure was relieved when we held it farther away; it seems to draw off faster that way, too. (Dr. Graf positioned his hand about eight or ten inches away from her foot, pointing his finger directly at the big toe.)
"Is there any reason why you would do it from the head one time and from the foot or abdomen another?"
"I'm sure there are various reasons. We do whatever the intelligence indicates needs to be done.
"Now, you will probably feel this - most people do. We have had some patients with the unique ability to even see it drawing off.
"The first one was a ten year old boy. It was rather interesting to me, because I have never been able to see anything. But this youngster was looking intensely at my finger and said: "Dr. Graf, do you know what color that stuff is you're drawing off?" I said, "No, I can't see it - I can feel it - but I can't see anything.
(The doctor then explained to the audience what he feels when he draws off toxins from a patient.)
"I'll tell you how it feels: If you will hold your finger a few inches away from your mouth and blow softly on the tip, that's about how it feels.
"Anyway, this young boy described what he saw to me. He said:
"They are little greenish brown bubbles and they are coming off the body in a cone shape up to your finger, and then they are hitting your finger and bursting into the air."
"Well, I couldn't see it, so I just shrugged my shoulders and thought, "Well, he's ten; he's got a good imagination."
"It was only a few months later I had a woman in my office who was there observing a treatment on her daughter. She said: "That is really peculiar!" I said, "Yeah, I guess it does look pretty stupid." She said, "No, I'm not talking about how you're doing it - I'm talking about what's coming off." I said, "What do you mean, "what's coming off?" And she said, "There are little greenish bubbles and they're coming up and hitting your finger and then just bursting into the air."
"Well, that sounded like something else I'd heard recently, and I remembered what the little boy had said. I've had one other patient who has seen this, and his description was similar. I am inclined to believe these people; I know it draws off, because I can feel, it.
(Dr. Graf asked the patient if she could feel it, and she expressed that she could.) The doctor said: "The most common description I hear from my patients as to what they are feeling is that it feels as though the insides of the bones were iron filings, and that I am pulling them off with a powerful magnet; it seems to pull the whole leg from deep inside.
"When I am drawing toxins from the head or abdominal area, they've described that there is a lot of pressure in there that feels like it is trying to get out faster than it can."
(Just then a man in the audience said, "I can see those bubbles, Dr. Graf, and they are greenish."
"Ah, com'on-you heard me say that." (The doctor was grinning.)
"No, I can really see it."
Well, I guess I shouldn't question that. It's just that I can't see it.
"Are you still feeling it?" (Dr. Graf was addressing the patient.)
"Not as much."
"I think we're about through, let me check it. . ."
(The doctor took her arm up again and asked): "Was that a sufficient amount of south to draw off all of the toxins in your body? (She answered yes, and her response was strong.)
"I guess it was.
"I really appreciate your participation in this. I hope you'll feel a significant difference."
(Someone in the audience-probably a friend or relative of the volunteer-spoke up): "She has been complaining that her eyes are always tired."
(The doctor helped the patient up from the table and said): "I think you will notice a difference-and thank you again. We'll take about a ten minute break here."
"If we haven't already blown your mind, maybe we will in this last half. I realize this is a lot to absorb in just one night, and that we're making a lot of claims - and the fact that most of us can't see anything going on . . . well, maybe we can be a little tolerant if the world is skeptical.
"I think the things I am about to present now are actually The Bottom Line to everything else we have discussed this evening - the most important, if we are to be successful in maintaining good health, once it has been restored. I hope you will keep that in mind as I give you these concepts.
"During the break, several of you had some questions. I will stay and answer your questions after this. By the way, if you ever come in to me and I tell you that I have all the answers - you've got the wrong doctor. I have a feeling that I'll be learning these things for the rest of my life.
"Anyway, about the time we thought-and I say "we," because I have had an associate working with me - when we thought we had figured that the major problems people were having were due to yeast infections, we began to find that there were other, more basic causes of illness, that were just as significant as yeast was. I began to realize that yeast was a symptom of the problem, and that stress was the cause.
"Now I had known that stress caused health problems; I'd heard that for a long time. But I didn't realize to what extent. The more we questioned our patients in this area, the more we found stress to be a very basic problem for many of the physical ailments people were having. We found that there were six basic areas of stress that were causing most of the health problems. They were:
Although fear is an emotion, it is so powerful and causes so many health problems that I have listed it as an individual stress. Fear can show itself in about any aspect of a persons life. For example: Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of a person, fear of a disease or health problem, fear of an event and many, many more fears that cause very real health problems often even to the point of death.
Now let me discuss the other stresses in more detail.
First: Physical stress is the physical trauma - the fall, the accident, the broken bone. They cause health problems. Interestingly enough, though, they heal provided we don't have another stress to keep them from healing. The intelligence does a super job with healing those kinds of things, but if we tried to heal them with our conscious mind, we couldn't do it.
Mental stress is "on the job" type stress, anything requiring a lot of heavy thinking. School would be considered a mental stress, especially around exam time.
We have all of these stresses all of the time. Life is stressful. It's only when we can't cope with them that we begin to have health problems.
Emotional stress has to do with how we feel about the people in our lives-in particular-our families and friends. They are connected tQ our emotions.
I find it interesting that babies have more problem with emotional stress than do any other age group. The person they are most concerned with is "Mommy." If Mommy is having problems, this is radiated, and the baby picks up on it. On the other hand, if Mommy is content and happy, this too, radiates, and the baby knows she is. If Mommy is content and happy, her baby rarely has health problems. Now, this is not always the case, but more often than one would imagine. The baby "reflects" the problems of the mother. You can't hide your problems from your baby, Mommy. Babies have an uncanny ability to know your thoughts and feelings. So, you'll have to work on your problems and eliminate them, or learn better how to cope with them. When you do, baby will respond. For this purpose, when a sickly baby is brought in to us, we feel it a "must" to check the mother.
Now we come to enyironmental stress. This has to do with the environment around us: where we live, work, etc., the area in which we live. Are we happy with it? Do we enjoy our job, or is every minute of it a drudgery to us? Can we stand the hassle of living in the big city? The bumper-to-bumper "freeway" traffic that makes us late again? Can we stand the dry heat around here? How about our home-are we content there? Does it meet our expectations? If we are frustrated in any of these environmental areas, this is very stressful to us, and it can lead to very real physical health problems.
Psychological stress is how we perceive ourselves in relation to others and our environment - how we see ourselves. Right now I am experiencing some psychological stress. I am a little calmer now than I was earlier, but I have never presented a seminar before, and it is somewhat stressful to me. This is psychological stress.
All of the various areas of stress can cause health problems, but we are finding that psychological stress causes more physical health problems than all of the other stresses combined; how we perceive ourselves. This is very interesting to me-the fact that how we feel about ourselves-our self esteem-can be causing physical health problems. Psychological stress is most often the bottom line.
This is what happens: Each of us have value standards programmed into our minds that have to do with every aspect of our lives. We have value standards pertaining to financial success, education, spirituality, marital success, parenting success-everything you can think of-how you tie your tie, the way you fold your towels-how you do everything you do. There is a value standard you have set for yourself in every aspect of your life.
As you live up to your value standards, you have good self esteem, you like yourself, you feel comfortable with yourself. But if you fail to live up to your value standards, you don't like yourself, and you have low self esteem in that particular area. The first thing that happens when you are not meeting those standards is that you have to justify the gap-between your value standard and where you are living.
The first thing that we do usually-to justify ourselves-we have a tendency to blame someone else. If we can't blame someone else then we internalize it and we become physically ill to justify not living up to our value standard. It may be a self-punishment, an escape, or a justification - or all three.
Let's go back to our school days: A straight "A" was the value standard; a "B" might be tolerable; maybe even a "C." But if you got a "D" or an "F," how many times did you find that it was because you had a stupid teacher, or a teacher that didn't like you? You couldn't handle the gap; you had to make justification for it, or you may have internalized it.
We all do that at some time or another. I'm going to share a personal experience with you. You- may have heard this before, but I use it because it is a perfect example of a psychological stress situation that developed into a physical health problem. May I give you a personal example of how this works:
When I was a kid, I had a value standard given to me by my parents, that I should be a good swimmer, and that I shouldn't fear the water - a good basic value standard, one that probably has been given to all of us at one time or another. My Scoutmaster reinforced this value standard, as did my fellow scouts.
I looked up to these people - my mom and dad, and scoutmaster. they had credability. So I accepted that value standard for my own. The only problem was, I was scared to death of the water, and consequently I was not a good swimmer. I felt the need to justify why I wasn't a good swimmer to my friends.
The first tendency is to blame someone else, so I said, "Well, my parents never gave me swimming lessons, and they didn't teach me so I never had a chance to learn how. Well, that would have been okay, but one of my friends said he never had lessons either; he learned down the creek, by himself. I remembered that he did, because I was there. So I couldn't use that for an excuse. I internalized it and became physically ill. I started having ear infections-very real, painful ear infections that justified my not going swimming, or if I did go swimming I had to stay in the shallow end and keep my head out of the water - and you better not splash water on me either, or you'll be responsible if I get an ear infection!"
The first time I would go swimming in the spring, I would put my head under the water to see if I could swim without getting an ear infection. Each time, I would come home with an ear infection. No one else did, but I did, and that would give me an excuse for the rest of the summer. This went on for several years, but when I turned sixteen I stopped having the infections. I didn't need them. By then, I was out of the Boy Scouts and I only went swimming with my best friends that I trusted. I had a good excuse by then also: "While you guys were learning how to swim I had ear infections. That's why I'm not as good as you," . . . they bought it. I began to believe it too; I heard it so much. Its called "self deception." We all do it.
Last October I took Gretchen to Hawaii and we really had a lot of fun. We did everything there was to do there but go to the beach. On the fifth day she said, "When are we going to the beach?" Now Gretchen is a good swimmer. She grew up in Rhode Island; her family had a sail boat and she spent a lot of time on the water. She was really looking forward to swimming in Hawaii - and I was dreading it. Finally I said, "Sure, we can go to the beach if you want to!" We went to the beach; we got some snorkel gear, and we were just playing around there and having a real good time. But it seemed like she kept taking me further out showing me the beautiful fish. I realized it was getting deep.
All of a sudden I got nauseated; and I swam ashore as fast as I could. Gretchen followed me in and said, "Jan, are you OK?" I replied, "No, this salt water makes me sick." She said, "Let's go lie on the beach for a while then you'll feel better and we'll go back in." As we layed on the beach, the first thing that came to my mind and seemed to pop right out of my mouth was: "Those darn ear infections! I sure wish I had learned to swim better as a kid. She said, "Do you think that was your escape?" Slightly oftended, I said, "I don't think so. . . not me. I wouldn't do that to myself. Those were painful ear infections." As I thought about it, the more I began to realize that that was exactly what had happened. It was really was an escape. Not only was I afraid of the water, but I was afraid of what my friends would do if they found out I was afraid of the water. They would call me a panty waist, they'd splash water on me, they'd throw me in and dunk me - I couldn't handle that. I can imagine that I did a little self talk: "I can't handle this, if they find out, this is what they're going to do." I had these visions all conjured up on my mind.
My intelligence said, "Do you want out?"
"Yes! . . . I mean, No! I want to be a scout, I just don't want to have to swim."
My intelligence said, "Okay, we'll take care of that-how about an ear infection?"
It worked beautifully! When I needed it, it was there-for as long as I needed it. When I didn't need them anymore, the ear infections cleared up.
As I came home from Hawaii and began to work with patients again, I began to realize that all chronic health problems are escapes, self-punishments or justifications. If you will check the various areas of your life and find where there are gaps in any of them - where you are not living up to your value standards - and if you are experiencing some health problems, I think that if you'll work on narrowing that gap, you'll find an improvement in your health. What I've found is that allergies, asthma, hayfever, headaches, back problems and even weight problems are often ways we justify these differences.
A lot of people feel that nutrition has a lot to do with our physical problems. They express their concern. Well, I am concerned about it too, but with the things we've found, I'm not as concerned as a lot of people are about it. I'd like to share with you some of my feelings on nutrition and weight control.
As far as nutrition is concerned, I'm sure I will raise some eyebrows. Yes, nutrition is important, but not as important as we would tend to make it.
We do need nutrition to provide building material for the cells of our body. We also need nutrition for energy for the body's function. We do derive vitamins and minerals best from natural fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts. Unlike many who would claim to be nutrition authorities, I advocate milk and milk products, and I'm not opposed to meats. I don't recommend a lot of sweets, "junkfoods," etc., but I don:t believe they're as harmful as we have been told.
What I really am concerned with is how we think the food will affect us. If we eat food thinking it is harmful, unnutritious, fanening, and all the other negative thoughts we think about food, then it will be just exactly that. There are those who are so concerned about whether the fruit was organically grown, might have pesticides on it, has been grown on mineral depleted soil, may be vitamin deficient, is filled with preservatives, or just plain dirty, that they can hardly eat it and therefore, derive nothing but negative energy from it. And, besides, it doesn't taste that good and was too expensive anyway. On the other hand, there are those who have a hamburger, milkshake and french tries (the typical teenage diet of my youth) who think it tastes fantastic and will give them plenty of energy and building material for their cells. They get positive energy from it and are happy, healthy, and enjoying life.
I also believe we eat out of habit and because we are programmed. There are people who eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner and during every coffee break because it's become a habit to do so. They think they'll die if they miss one meal. We are programmed to eat three square meals a day when maybe if we only ate when we were hungry, one or two would be much more comfortable and have plenty of nourishment and energy. I am amused at Thanksgiving, the day we have so much good food around we just have to stuff ourselves with a second and third helping of everything. Then, we sit around miserable with indigestion all afternoon wondering why we did it.
There are occasional nutritional deficiencies that can create physical health problems, but they generally occur because we THINK they will.
George G. Richie, M.D. in his book Return From Tomorrow, talks of a man, who though he had spent six years in a German concentration camp "on the same starvation diet as the rest, slept in the same airless and disease-ridden barracks as everyone else but without the least physical or mental deterioration." Why? Because of a positive Christ-like attitude of love of one's fellow men in a world of hate, anger, fear and frustration.
Because we have a tendency to want health to come from food or nutritional supplements, we also want to blame foods or the lack of some nutrients for our health problems. Food allergies are thought to be really quite a common health problem, yet some authorities have come to the conclusion that there are only a small minority of the population with true food allergies. Dr. S. Allan Bock, Senior Staff Physician at National Jewish Hospital and Research Center in Denver, Colorado and Associate Clinical Professor, the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical Center after 10 years study has concluded: "Food is so tied up in our culture and society we tend to blame it for everything," yet "scientifically reproducible adverse reactions to food exist in only 5% of the population-mostly children under 3 years of age." Although, in a few cases, additives and preservatives have been shown to produce allergic reactions. No one has confirmed that sugar causes hyperactivity in kids-yet you hear that claim all the time. "Food provides an easy scapegoat," he says, "Pretend you have a kid who is driving you up a wall. Do you want to go to the doctor's office and hear that the child has emotional problems and that you need family therapy, or do you want to hear that all you have to do is eliminate a food from his diet?" Bock said.
He told of a six year old boy whose parents claimed he was allergic to corn which would cause him to "go wild," punching, screaming, hitting, and kicking. After being hospitalized and having corn fed to him in almost every possible way, they found that he didn't react at all. They told him he was better and he never reacted again to corn. We've had several patients presumeably allergic to sugar who, after working with them seemed to be doing just fine.
We have had several patients who appeared to be allergic to computers and office machines, which after we found the stress in their life, saw the allergic reaction clear right up.
How much of the health problems that are blamed on food or other things are really escapes due to psychological stress?
We are what we think, more than what we eat.
"What do I do about my weight?" This is a constant question that I hear from my patients. My answer is, "Think thin!"
Our society has programmed us to feel that everything that tastes good is fattening - cake, ice cream, baked potatoes with sour cream, corn, bread, butter, and the list goes on. They are all fattening, just ask any person, particularly an overweight individual. When a person with a weight problem looks at any of these "fattening foods," they begin to think fat: "I'll bet that has 500 calories per bite," "It tastes so good, it must really be fattening." "Just the sweet smell will probably put 5 lbs. on me. "I'm going on a diet right after I eat this dessert." All they think and talk about is eating fattening foods and what it will add to them. On the other hand, you and I know thin peopIe who continue to "think thin:" Wow! this dessert tastes so good, I think I'll have seconds!" They don't think about calories, fat or weight gain because they know their body's metabolism is such that they will use everything they eat for energy and cell building material and will not put any of it in storage. Some go through their entire life with that attitude, and it does not matter what or how much they eat, they do not gain a pound.
Some women do fine up until they have a baby and hear a preprogrammed tape in their head that they won't lose the weight gained from having a baby - so they don't! Then, they don't think thin
anymore as they begin counting calories, watching their diet, and gaining weight. Some are programmed to think of themselves as fat from the time they are born because everyone tells them how cute and chubby they are, or that they are built just like their mother and will probably always be heavy. Yes, we are what we think!
Have you noticed that when a person goes on a diet, they may lose weight just fine, but as soon as they go off their diet, they start gaining it right back? Some folks have lost and gained their weight 10 times over being on so many diets.
Weight control is a big business in this country. There are over 30,000 diets on the market. Have you also noticed how many weight loss diets are in total conflict as to what is okay to eat and what is not okay to eat? What I am saying is if the author of the diet has credibility, whatever he says you can eat, you can eat without gaining weight, no matter what anyone else says. There are millions of dollars worth of weight control products sold each year. Exercise programs and equipment are all over the place.
Carbohydrates and fats can be used for energy probably easier than they can be used for fat storage, unless we have mentally programmed our body to put everything we eat into storage. With that in mind, I recommend a balanced diet made up of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins eaten with a positive mental attitude.
Exercise is very helpful in weight loss, but once again, how many thin people do you know that don't exercise? So, that cannot be the total answer either. Someone once said, "If you want to be thin, don't jog because the people you see jogging are overweight." That's good for a laugh, but weight control certainly takes more than exercise. For, as soon as you let up on the exercise, up comes the weight. I certainly hope Jazzerobics does not go out of style or a lot of women are going to gain a lot of weight. This too, has been programmed into their minds.
Only because we have been misinformed through our society - from persons who seem to have credibility - do we program the mind and body to put what we eat into storage, rather than doing the job it was meant to do.
What can you do about it? Simply delete all of that misinformation. Realize that your intelligence has more credibility than all of the dietitians and nutritionists in the world. They too, being raised in this same society, have been programmed to believe these ideas.
We have had patients who have successfully deleted these things, and who enjoy normal weight, lots of energy, and good health. They eat anything they like. It is possible for you too.
Stress plays a very important part in weight control, however. Weight problems cause low self-esteem, but more than that, low self-esteem causes weight problems. Low self-esteem, in any aspect of a person's life may result in a weight increase to justify not living up to one's value standards, or in some cases, even punishment for not living up to one's value standards. It is not unusual that we spend a good portion of the patient's time in the office in discussing and evaluating their stresses. Recognizing them and working on them has proven to be effective and more permanent. When the patient eliminates the cause - stress - the symptom (Overweight) will leave. So I would recommend that you think thin. Begin thinking like a thin person by deciding what weight you want to be and deserve to be. Then decide what size clothing you will wear at that weight. Look at the clothes in the stores in that size and visualize yourself wearing that article of clothing. Eliminate fat and fattening from your vocabulary except that you will visualize taking the fat in storage and transporting it to cells to be burned for energy.
Now, as far as a diet is concerned, write your own. You decide what foods you can feel comfortable eating and know that they won't cause weight gain. On another list write down the foods that you do not feel that you can eat without gaining weight, and put them on the "no-no" side. If you can begin to change your attitude toward a food you felt was fattening, then put it on the "okay" side.
This way, you are gradually reprogramming your mind; you are gradually deleting the misinformation in there. As soon as you add another food to your "okay list," you have then deleted the mistaken idea that it is fattening. It won't be long until you will have reprogrammed the mind that almost all foods are "okay," and your body will act accordingly. Then when you see all of the ads on T.V., and in magazines, you'll know how mistaken they are and they won't affect you.
This process will be more successful if you will remember to THINK THIN.
I don't know if any of you can tell, but some of you have noticed and say I look thinner. (Several in the audience agreed.)
I decided I was getting tired of having a 37 in. waist that you cannot buy pants for. They have sizes: 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, and so on. They start skipping at size 37. My 38's were baggy on me, and my 36's were too tight. So I decided, "I'm going to do something about that. Well, I haven't gone on a diet. I just decided I was going to be a 36 waist. I really didn't change my eating habits at all. Some people noticed that I don't eat lunch and thought that was it, But I haven't eaten lunch in a long time. Once in a while I do . . . if I feel like eating, I do.
Well, as I said, I haven't worked at it. I just decided that that is what I wanted-to be a 36 waist, and I think I'm about there, because my pants are more comfortable and people keep telling me that I look thinner.
We've talked about a lot of different things tonight. I'd like to stress the point on self-esteem since that seems to be the biggest problem people have. When you have low self esteem-for whatever reason-that, in itself is conflicting with the intelligence. The intelligence knows that you are an offspring of God; that you have unlimited potential in any area. It knows your fine intricate make up-the miracles that go on in your body every day of your life that keep you going. Your intelligence knows that you have good reason to have high self-esteem.
One more thing I would like to touch on-and this is related to self-esteem: PRIDE - it scares the heck out of a lot of us. I looked it up in Webster's and it says: "Conceit; egotism; self-glory; self importance; swellheadedness; vainglory." Then just below that it says: "A justifiable or reasonable sense of one's worth or position: self-esteem, self-regard, self-respect; dignity; self-confidence; self-trust." . . . now if that isn't the biggest contradiction I've ever heard! And this is Webster's - a very credible source!
In our society we are taught that pride is one of the seven deadly sins-that it is wrong to have pride. Then we are taught that unless we love ourselves, we cannot love others-the second great commandment: Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself . . . not, instead of thvself, or inspite of thyself.
The consequence of this discrepancy is that mankind is very frustrated; he is afraid to love himself for fear he will seem egotistical.
I would suggest that we eliminate the word, PRIDE, and replace it with the words, SELF-ESTEEM for the positive definition, and use the words, FALSE PRIDE for the negative one.
Awhile back I had a young boy-he was about 8 or 10 I think, who came in with his mother. His name was Robert. Robert was having some self-esteem problems. He couldn't spell. He did great in math, but he was awful in spelling, and it bothered him.
I told him, "Robert, if you can do well in math, you can do well in spelling. All math is, is memorizing the times tables and such. Well, that's all spelling is, Robert! If you will try to memorize each word, just like you did when you were learning the times tables, I'll bet you could get a hundred easy. I'll tell you what, Robert, you try, and when get a 100% in spelling, I want you to write me a letter." He wasn't quite so sure of himself, but he said he would try.
His mother - and who has more credibility than mother to a little boy? - said, "Well, we'll see what happens. He usually misses about 18 out of 25." I told him, "I know you can do it."
The very next week I received a letter from Robert. He had worked real hard, apparently, on narrowing that gap. His letter reads:
Dear Dr. Graf
In spelling we have a pretest on Monday. On that test I got 4 wrong. Mainly I get 18 wrong. Then on Wednesday we have a mid-week test, and if you get a 100% YOU don't have to take the test on Friday. And I got a 1OO%. on that test.
I guess I had enough credibility to suit Robert; he believed me, and his mind programmed that he could get 100% on his spelling.
But something sad happened to him right after that. There was someone else who had a lot more credibility than I, or at least Robert thought so.
I was talking to his sister about a month later and asked her how he was doing in his spelling these days. She said, "Oh, that didn't last long, Dr. Graf. When Robert got that 100%, d'you know what his teacher said to him? I couldn't believe it! She said, "Well, Robert, what happened? That was quite a quirk, wasn't it."
His teacher's opinion meant a lot to him - too much to him. He lost his self-esteem.
We have all got to realize that we have credibility. Then program our minds with self confidence and using our own common sense-which is usually reflected from the intelligence, I believe.
Jesus taught: "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye shall love one another even as I have loved you." And how did Jesus love? Unconditionally.
You would be surprised how many health problems we have because we hold grudges; grudges that go way back to our youth sometimes. We don't forgive people. We don't forgive ourselves. We do not love . . . unconditionally.
True health comes from within. It doesn't come from medicine, vitamins, surgery, a chiropractic adjustment or any of the other health procedures. I have found that good health comes through being totally at peace with one's self in all aspects of our lives, and I hope you will strive for that; to become totally at peace with yourself.
Dr. Jan M. Graf
620 South 400 East, Suite 106
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone 1 (801) 673-6708
Dr. John J. Gauruder
41 South 100 East
Tremonton, Utah 84337
Phone 1 (801) 257-0106