Another Key to Healing
Restore Energy by Unsticking a Stuck Parasympathetic Nervous System
by Freddie Ulan, DC, ND, CCN
Something’s supposed to happen when you go to sleep—the body is supposed to repair itself. It’s supposed to get rid of all the garbage that you accumulate during the day and during your activity, and actually repair itself.
When these bodies get sick today because of the lifestyles that we see, something interesting happens. With all the drugs; the synthetic vitamins designed to fool the body into thinking that it’s actually getting a nutrient; the toxic water and air; the constant barrage with electronic fields—the autonomic nervous system, designed to repair the body while it rests, literally goes haywire. It gets stuck. The body isn’t doing what it’s supposed to be doing when it is resting.
The parasympathetic nervous system, which is supposed to bring about the healing of the body, the replacement of the body, the replacement of body parts, on a cellular level—cell by cell by cell—ends up never quite waking up when you go to sleep; it’s supposed to wake up. We’ve used some equipment—the Heart Rate Variability equipment to test people in various stages of health and disease—and found something very interesting. Guys who are intensively, incredibly, in good physical shape, like Navy Seals, and these top performing, gold-medal winning, Olympic-type athletes—when you test them in a resting position, their parasympathetic nervous systems are operating in a hyper range. That’s why these guys heal.
I don’t know about you, but I get out on a baseball field or a basketball court and someone smashes me up, I’m out for a few weeks healing. And yet, you’ve seen these guys on football teams and you’ve seen guys—these incredible athletes, who’ll injure themselves running, or whatever, and they’re back in the game the next day! How do they do that? Assuming they’re not using steroids, the reason they can do it—we’ve tested these guys—their parasympathetic nervous systems, in a resting position, go into hyper parasympathetic tone. These guys are in great shape and not everyone can get into that kind of condition, despite any training. However, I can tell you this: that about 99% of the patients that come into my office, no matter what their condition is, whether they are resting or not, their parasympathetics are way down in the negative range. In other words, they’re not healing. They’re aging prematurely.
If they’re still operating and running and working, their “sympathetics” are in a hyper state, and they stay that way. Even when they try to go to sleep! This is the guy who, no matter how much sleep he gets, wakes up in the morning—he’s still tired. Because his body’s been running all night! And you cannot heal if your sympathetic nervous system is in a hyper state during the night—you just cannot heal. So people do age.
And what do they do to compensate for this? All kinds of extreme herbal things that they take to stimulate their body if they’re really natural-oriented, or they’re taking drugs, they’re taking medications, they’re drinking coffee like crazy. They’re having their high-powered European coffees, because it’s the in-vogue thing to do. And what are they doing? They’re burning themselves out. And they’re trying to be alive. They’re trying to be alive.
The truth of the matter is that a live body, a body that’s truly alive, a body that’s truly energized by its own metabolism, by the ingestion of natural nutrients in assimilable form (they haven’t been destroyed) has all the energy you need! They’re looking for a quick fix, they’re looking for a cover-up, and my experience with patients is that if I don’t get them to see that they’re the ones responsible for the condition that they’re in, they came to the wrong office. I only deal with people who are actually there looking for the right answer. “How can I be more responsible for my health?” “How can I take charge“? “What do I have to do, Doc, to get myself back in charge“? “What do I have to do to get myself off of this medical, dwindling spiral that I’m on?”
We have a huge, huge challenge because today we give adjustments but the adjustments don’t hold. Why is that? We have much better adjusting technology than we had when I went to school, I’ll tell you. We learned how to smack that bone in and boy, it rattled and the spine rattled and vibrated and when the guy got up he was healed! And when you checked him the next week, it was holding! Today you give a guy an adjustment and twenty minutes later he could be back in the office, you could check him again and he’d need an adjustment again. And why is that? It’s because they have no holding power. It’s because the body doesn’t have its own integrity anymore.
It’s a fake body.
We are the ones that need to inherit the health system in this country. It’s going to be up to us. And the only way we’re going to do that is to get incredibly competent.