Quirky Is Thumbs-Up!
Of course, quirkiness is a good thing. It’s the spice of life. It’s the unabashed comment that causes a chuckle to well up from your belly that you try to disguise because it may not be quite appropriate to say, but rings of truth.
Quirky is the elephant in the room that our societal ostrich-head-in-the-sand can’t quite see.
Quirky is the pinhole in the draperies of boring, oppressive, conventional, status-quo barriers. It leaks a little ray of light that penetrates dark complacency and brings brightness to our hearts.
Quirky is congruency with the body’s innate Laws of Health & Healing.
Science, Medicine, and even Natural Medicine, often overlook—or deliberately neglect—Nature’s self-evident realities that guide us to how best to survive and thrive on Planet Earth. Here, we’ll reveal Nature’s Laws and hold them up as models for Health, Healing, and Happiness.
You see, when living in the herd-mentality, quirkiness is often ostracized, censured, castigated, even suppressed as being, well, quirky. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Either way, it’s a bit edgy.
In this blog, I dare to share quirky health tips. You’ll dare to vote and comment. Like a game of Truth-Or-Dare, we’ll dare to reveal the truths of health in all spheres of life! So thumbs-up to quirky!
Here, you’ll find two kinds of quirkiness.
- Philosophical Quirks that present the Principles of Nature, the body’s methods of all health and healing. (Lofty indeed, awesome even, but never boring or confusing!) e.g. longer articles.
- Practical Daily Quirk-Tips that make a huge difference and you can do right now! It’s important to having something tangible, so each blog will share a simple, easy ACTION ITEM that will make a better day, a better life, for you, e.g. short articles.
We’re Unique. I know of no other blog that shares Nature’s Deepest Wonders and Methods in light of the latest scientific research with a wry and dry sense of humor. Sure, there’s health-nut blogs and there are health science blogs, but here, we’ll first establish a solid foundation on Nature’s Methods, and then examine how the latest science confirms them. So this is exciting, unique, and yes, deep, profound, and awe-inspiring—like Nature itself.
I know that you understand that when we live in accord with Nature, we live our best lives. It’s not about ‘beating the system;’ it’s about the success that the great natural principles ensure.
So yeah, with quirky WellnessWiz Jack, you’ll get a dose of the deeper principles, the microcosm that mirrors the macrocosm. That’s my peer-acknowledged forté gained over years of research, trial-and-error, hard knocks, and experience. I’ll share The Easy Way based on my mistakes, provings, darn-near 40 years of clinical practice and successes.
Where do we find these high-falutin’ Natural Laws? We look at plants and animals. We look at history. We look at the laws of physics (mechanical and quantum). We ask, “Where in Nature does this practice exist?” We examine how the body’s gut microbiome operates. We observe how the body’s Innate Intelligence works. Being a health detective, I love to look at health practices through the lens of nature’s examples and scientific discoveries. I trust that you do too!
Quacky Is Thumbs-Down.
Here, the word ‘Quack’ has nothing to do with ducks, though ducks might take umbrage with that. Quacky refers to the days of yore when Dutch and German Medical Doctors would, by common practice, would poison sick people with a draught of toxic mercury to purge (vomit) evil humours, or blow out the bowels with a mercury enema. (Now that’ll make you quack!) If the patients survived, they often felt better after their bodies’ heroic efforts to discharge the offending poison (and evil humours along with it). Such was standard medical practice in its time.
The word mercury in Dutch is quacksilber (in English, quicksilver) so that’s where the quacky comes from. Over time, the practice of doctors poisoning people with mercury became “quackery” and the proud tradition continues today in dentistry with silver-mercury amalgam dental fillings (now banned in many enlightened countries), and in immunology where vaccinations often contain mercury as an adjuvant to insult the immune system into action against the injection’s attenuated disease.
Today, the word quacky refers to medical charlatans and to people “playing doctor” without proper training. This is because sick people who received too many mercury treatments would become “mad as hatters” like the people exposed to mercury while making felt hats. Hatters often became mentally unbalanced, autistic, mean, and insane. You’ll not get quacky from me, but should I waddle onto thin ice, you’ll let me know.
Quirky Is Thumbs-Up!
Of course, quirkiness is a good thing. It’s the spice of life.
It’s the unabashed comment that causes a chuckle to well up from your belly that you try to disguise because it may not be quite appropriate to say, but rings of truth.
Quacky Is Thumbs-Down.
Quacky refers to the days of yore when Dutch and German Medical Doctors would poison sick people with a draught of toxic mercury to purge evil If the patients survived, they often felt better after their bodies’ heroic efforts to discharge the offending poison. Such was standard medical practice in its time.
So It’s Quirk Or Quack? You Decide!
Secret. I’ve wanted to blog for many years. It’s a natural extension of my mission in life – to help others improve their health so all people can have the most optimal life experience possible. In fact, I’ve studied health and healing for the past 50 years. That’s why I’m called “WellnessWiz” and not doctor, or your grace, or your royal loftiness and certain not late-for-dinner. (Sorry, I can get corny.)
Please, no confusion. I do not have formal education in studying the suppression of disease-symptoms with poisons (aka drugs). I am not a medical doctor and will never, ever give medical diagnosis or advice or prescriptives. Such activity is the sole bailiwick of the practice of medicine for which a DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) license is required. Certainly not my bag.
My formal and informal studies have all been about Wellness; specifically, about what helps the body cure itself via its normal, natural self-purification and self-remediation (aka epigenetic) life processes—methods in accord with Natural Law. My background is in Clinical Nutrition, Herbology, Homeopathy, and Eclectic Healing. Like anyone with a long-held interest and passion for a subject, I’ve got some quirks and insights to share.
Ancient History. In 1967, I heard Donovan Leitch, a Scottish folk singer, say, “You can’t have peace in the streets without peace in people.” That rang a bell within my 17-year old mind. How can we have a happy, healthy society with sick, metabolically disturbed, greedy, dictatorial, vengeful, fearful, hungry, downtrodden, hurting people running amok amongst us?
I hold health on a very high pedestal for the common good of all life on earth. True health is a birthright. It’s non-judgmental, equal rights for all human beings. To me, there are huge social implications and self-responsibilities to being healthy—e.g. expressing the very best that our innate blueprint can attain. Mainly, quit judging others and find joy and peace within our hearts.
The Great Health Commission. So my First Official Philosophical Quirk is:
“First be healthy in body-mind-spirit.
Then take up your cause and make the world a better place.”
This is simply being congruent with our innate personal responsibility to care for our body/mind/spirit—our temples—through which we experience the spectrum of life that we conceive and allow. Our health, our feelings, our minds, and our personal relationships with That-Which-Is-Greater are each of our individual responsibilities. It’s not the responsibility of the institutions that seek sway over our lives and paves the road (you know where) with good intentions.
So here in this blog, I will not become an institution—if you think that I want to be your health authority, then you don’t know jack ☺. I’ll present the best Truth that I know from a lifetime of experience, but ultimately, it must resonate with the very fibers of your being and become your Truth for these words and insights to have personal benefit for you.
I shared that thought with Tony Robbins by the pool at the Grand Wailea Hotel (Maui) while lecturing with him at his Life Mastery University. I learned so much from his program about success in body, mind, spirit, finances, relationships, and charity – all the key aspects of healthy life on planet earth. Tony called me a “nutritional genius” and so graciously allowed me to teach the Health Mastery & Detoxification parts of his Life Mastery program for five years. Pursuant to that topic of creating health in all facets of life, I authored a book in 1999 called, “Passion Play,” so that’s how important this first Quirk is. Simply put: If not You, then Who? If not Now, When? [I’ll share a discourse from that book with you in just a minute.]
If you ‘thumbs up’ this thought, then you acknowledge personal responsibility for your health and do not blindly trust modern medicine, family advice, neighbor’s opinions, the latest biohacks, health pundits, TV advertising, or even me, without first finding congruency with your gut instinct.
Stand strongly on the knowledge that your body’s innate intelligence speaks truth to you, and reveals its struggles through symptoms (which epigenetics teaches us CAN BE CORRECTED and certainly IMPROVED in almost every case). There’s an old saying we can discuss some time: “There are no incurable diseases, only incurable people.” This blog will demonstrate how to never be an incurable person!
When we are congruent, give me your Thumbs Up. If I’m not congruent with your Truth—your gut instinct—you’ll give me the ole Quack-a-roo Thumbs-Down. So, ready? Are you ultimately responsible for your health? Your life experience?
This blog is all about being healthy and having some fun along the way. We’ll bust up a few myths—even natural health myths if they deserve it—and many do! We’ll share proven methods to help keep ourselves biologically young, mentally acute, emotionally empathetic, spiritually enlivened, and overall holistically healthy.
When people are healthy and happy, there is less angst and meanness in the world. There’s more helping each other along the road of life – and we all need to get by with a little help from our friends. With a healthy mind, there’s less belief in the illusion of limited resources and more can-do solutions.
Science reveals that there’s less crime, turmoil, unrest, and persecution of others with healthy, happy people. So improved holistic health makes the world a better place.
If you share that understanding and feel good about yourself when you help another person, then let’s first learn how to help ourselves: “You must be the change that you wish to see in the world.” If you think that the world needs to change, then that change starts with you (and me).
Credo: True. Necessary. Kind. So here’s a founding quirk that I use to assay this blog: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? As you write replies, put them in your personal True/Necessary/Kind crucible and find your words purified into pure gold. I look forward to your sharing them with our community!
Now for something practical, backed by Science; something you can do right now to improve your health and your life. (No, it’s not a mercury enema!) It’s a very simple and easy method to improve your (and someone else’s) life experience and health this very day!
Practical Action Item. I looked up the references and learned that Science tells us that when we express the appreciation we become healthier, happier, and live longer. Now that’s quite a wallop of health benefits, and so easy to implement!
May I please let me mention how much I appreciate you! (See how easy!)