Here’s the Real Reason People “Catch the Flu”

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Enjoy below article posted by Jane Oelke ND, Lifestyle Prescriptions® Health Coach and ThermoBuzzer Thermography Imaging Consultant.

Why do we get symptoms of pain or sickness? Do you know there is a process that the body follows in creating a healing response. Have you ever been “sick” after a stressful event? Or do you get “sick” on vacation?

Our body’s innate intelligence follows a cycle to react to daily stressful events we experience so that we can stay healthy.

When we experience a stressful event, our body starts to react. It activates the sympathetic nervous system to go into a flight, fight, or freeze response. Generally, during this sympathetic state, you don’t feel any pain because your body is operating at a heightened emergency level. There are underlying changes in organ tissues to support you through this process. Once there is a solution the body begins the regeneration cycle where restoration and normalization of the organ tissue occurs. Then we switch to activating the parasympathetic nervous system.

We experience these different phases regularly.

For example, our body is mostly in a sympathetic state during the day to be awake, and then at night, we enter the parasympathetic state when we sleep. After a shocking and stressful event, however, the body stays in the sympathetic state until a solution occurs for the issue. The body then goes into the parasympathetic state. At night, if we’ve experienced a shock earlier in the day and continue in the sympathetic state, we may find that we can’t sleep well; we’ll toss and turn and sleep lightly, not getting a good restorative sleep.

While under stress, there is a growth of fungi, bacteria, or a virus that will generate but remain dormant until the regeneration phase. Microbes will be created in direct proportion to fix the tissues damaged during the stress stage.

Bacteria, viruses, and fungi produced during the stress phase support the actions of the regeneration phase depending on the type of tissue affected.

In some organ tiss

ues there is an increase in cell growth during the stress phase, so during the repair stage, the extra cells are eaten away by bacteria or fungi to return to homeostasis. So when you have extra bacterial or fungal imbalances it relates your need for a cleanup crew to come into your cells to get rid of extra cellular waste you produced during the stress stage.

Remember, we have ten times more microbes in our body than actual organ tissues. Each of these microbes has a function to help repair or rebuild tissues after a stress response. Viruses are brought into the cells to help in the rebuilding process.

So if you get the flu, it is because you need to strengthen your cells that were damaged earlier during the stress phase.

The regeneration phase generates “sick” symptoms of pain, congestion, edema, and fatigue as part of the healing process. We feel like we need to rest more, and we should, to keep the regeneration phase moving forward.

I believe it is essential to understand your symptoms and if you are in a stress or regeneration phase, so you can support yourself correctly. When doing the Limbic Stress Assessment testing we can discover your imbalances related to this healing process. The more support you give your body, the quicker it will move back to health.

Jane Oelke ND, Lifestyle Prescriptions® Health Coach and ThermoBuzzer Thermography Imaging Consultant..

For everyone who has asked, my next fibromyalgia book is almost complete. I am working with a publisher and hope to get it out this spring. Thanks to everyone who has done the Fibromyalgia Pain Quizzes on my website.

When you complete them I get a copy (and send it back to you), so I can study the overall results. That helps me understand you better and the more common causes of pain.


By Yuan Fisslinger PhD(C)

What are you addicted to? [Summit Interview]

Discover new Lifestyle Prescriptions® Solutions for Addictions with Johannes R. Fisslinger, author of “The 6 Root-Cause(s) Of All Symptoms” hosted by Katori Noor from the Freedom from Addiction Summit.
Watch here.

So you might ask: Do I have addictions?

Yes, you do. It’s part of human nature and it would not be smart to run away from them because they are based on one of the key human behaviors.


It could be said that addictions are habits that have got out of control. Both habits and addictions result in the release of dopamine (the brain’s happy hormone); and this feeling of pleasure is what maintains the habit.

With addictions the difference is that we use them to suppress unwanted emotions or thoughts … and over time, your brain more and more requires the feeling you get from your vice to get the same response.

We are ‘hooked’ and even if we know this new habit is not good for us we have a hard time quitting.

Typical known and not so known addictions are:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Gambling
  • Sugar
  • Meat
  • Coke
  • Coffee
  • Sex
  • Co-dependency
  • Compulsive work
  • Smartphone
  • Facebook
  • Playing computer games
  • …..

When I told a friend a while ago “Dude, you are addicted to meat“. He said “No, I could stop anytime. I just don’t want too.” Well …

There’s a very simple method to find out if you’re addicted:
Don’t do it for 30 days!

What I mean is if the first thing you do in the morning is check your Facebook feed or if you need your daily coffee or your soft drink then STOP. Consciously decide to do or use something else instead. Replace that habit with another habit (how about meditating or yoga or jogging or drinking water or eating veggies instead).

If you have major withdrawal symptoms like anxiety or stress and after a few days you just have to ‘do’ it again then it sounds like an addiction.

Naturally, there are addictions that are much more damaging to ourselves and our surroundings; and as always make sure to talk to your primary health care provider.

The Addictive Automated Habit

Stopping an addiction can be not an easy task because your brain still craves the feeling your addiction gave you. It’s like our brain and body gets so used to the behavior, habit or substance that is “demands” it.

What makes habits so powerful and addictions so difficult to resolve is the fact that we don’t do all ‘this’ consciously but our unconscious, automatic ‘autonomic nervous system’ is taking over and ‘automates’ the stimulus-response behavior.

Positive thinking or talking about an addiction sometimes help but in most situations we need to re-educate our unconscious mind and our autonomic nervous system to react with a new habit.

Knowing how to find the root-cause(s) of addictions is essential and that’s why the first step of the 3-Step Lifestyle Prescriptions® Methods is so important:

1) Becoming aware of the root-cause trauma (triggers), emotions, beliefs and lifestyle habits which keep this chronic habit/addiction locked.

2) Second, reframing & decoding the intensity of the trigger and the associated emotion and belief using root-cause based interventions like our Quantum-Neuro-Biology Technique.

3) And most important we write Lifestyle Prescriptions® to help establish new healthy habits and build a sustainable win-win relationship with yourself.

Watch the Freedom From Addiction Summit interview.

Learn Lifestyle Prescriptions® Methods including the 10-Step Root-Cause Analysis Process and 6 Organ-Mind-Brain Self-Healing Techniques & Protocols in the upcoming LIVE webinar with Johannes R. Fisslinger.
Register for the FREE WEBINAR here!

By Yuan Fisslinger PhD(C)

Lifestyle Prescriptions University