Situation: Over 90% of all adults in the United States are Brain-Locked in an outer-reactive, energy-wasting, negative stress state.
The World Health Organization reports that 85% of all deaths in the United States can be attributed to unrelenting stress.
Stress has been called the "Silent Killer." The following statistics are not intended to frighten you, rather to enlighten you to the current state of health (or lack of it) in the United States.
"Degenerative Disease is at Epidemic Levels.
Center for Disease Control
The Center for Disease Control estimates that 70% of the people in the
United States will die of 1 of the 5 major degenerative diseases.
Understand that this does not mean that the other 30% die of natural
causes, most die of other degenerative diseases, accidents,
infections, murder or suicide. Very few people actually die a natural
death after a long healthy life.
- The American Cancer Society states that the average lead in time for cancer is 5 to 30 years. Sixty years ago, 1 in 100 people got cancer. oday 1 in 3 get cancer and 1 in 5 die from it.
- Diabetes has increased over 1800% in the last 60 years.
- The American Heart Association says:
- The average lead in time for a heart attack is 43 years.
- Over One Million people die of heart-related diseases each year.
- Someone has a heart attack in the U.S. every 33 seconds.
- For over 300,000 Americans every year, the first symptom that something is wrong is death.
- Depression has doubled in the U.S. every generation since the 1920s.
Over the last few years, numerous factors have combined to create the
most complex and stressful economic conditions in the history of
business. Change is not only the norm, but the speed of change is
dramatic; life often seems to go by in a blur.
Consequently, stress levels are at an all time high with no end in
sight. Research shows that the level of stress in the USA is doubling
every 10 to 15 years. A 25-year old person today experiences more
stress in 1-year than their parents did in 10 years, and more than
their grandparents experienced in their entire lifetime.
Not only are businesses constantly changing their shape, size and
business processes, but the acceleration of new technology is driving
entirely new ways of doing business. The result of this is often chaos
as businesses and individuals struggle to keep up with all the changes
going on around them. Because of the nature of our hectic modern life,
it is unusual to find an adult who is not permanently locked into an
inappropriate stress state by the time they are 20-years old.
In fact, recent research revealed that in the 1950s, the average
person locked into this outer-directed, inappropriate stress state and
stayed in it at about 25 – 26 years of age; by the 1960s they locked
in by age 19 or 20; by the 1970s the age was down to 12 or 13 years
old. Today it is rare to find a 5-year-old child who is not in this
outer-reactive inappropriate stress state.
We are not equipped and we have not adapted to handle this complex,
low-level, pervasive, on-going, ever-present pressure of every day
living in our uncertain and turbulent world.
"Unrelieved, unrelenting, low-level stress is the cause of all life’s
Hans Selye, the Father of Stress Research
Problem This Creates: "the negative impact of job stress on American
business exceeds over $200 billion annually (in lost productivity, unwanted absenteeism, workers compensation claims, medical claims, etc.) – and it is rising!"
The International Labor Organization, a division WHO
Most companies, as well as individuals, are in the grip of continuous
change and transformation as they perpetually attempt to adapt to the
most complex working environment in history.
For some people this rapidly changing "new-world" is challenging and
stimulating, to many it is extremely demanding. Performance in such a
demanding environment is often achieved at the cost of:
- Impaired work--life balance
- Increased stress and its debilitating impact on our well being
Research shows that if you (or your workforce) are tense, angry,
depressed and/or exhausted, there is an extremely high likelihood that
you (they) are:
- Less focused
- Less productive
- Less able to communicate effectively
And more likely to be dissatisfied both at home and at work. While
this demonstrates the huge toll stress takes on business, the heart of
the problem is the "bottom line" personal toll that stress takes on
When we are stressed out, there are over 1400 different things that
occur during the stress response. Everything from increased heart
rate, elevated blood pressure and blood sugar, up to 200 times normal
levels of adrenaline and cortisol, to decreased DHEA levels.
As the stress state continues, our brain lateralizes hemispherically.
Each brain hemisphere controls half of the body (the right hemisphere
controls the left side of the body, while the left brain controls the
right side of the body)., and we:
- Lock into our dominant brain hemisphere.
- Slip into a mid-level brain function whose total focus is the physical survival of the organism (the body).
- Become more and more outer-directed, which diminishes our mental clarity and decision-making capabilities.
- Develop selective weakness on one side of the body.
- And Become measurably, testably and excessively tense on the other side of the body.
- Become biomechanically imbalanced (one hip high, leg shorter, tension in neck & shoulders, etc.) due to the selective weakness and excessive tension.
- Are predisposed to negative thoughts and negative emotions.
While this is fine for 15 or 20 minutes or so, it is inappropriate to stay in this state over an extended period of time.
Implication – What Happens If We Don’t Find a Solution: Over time, if
this imbalance is not corrected, serious symptoms will appear and if
the cause is not relieved, degeneration and decay of the body systems
continue, which ultimately leads to premature death!
The indiscriminate release of excessive levels of hormones has deadly
consequences on our health. Just the insidious affects of cortisol
alone, nicknamed the stress hormone, can be devastating, as
continually high levels of cortisol, day-after-day has been proven to
destroy brain cells, nerve tissue, hormonal function and to negatively
impact the immune system. The following are studies that have been
done that show the devastating result of a prolonged High Cortisol,
low DHEA levels and the diseases that have been linked to it:
- Diabetes Nestler 1992
- Hypertension Shafagoj 1992
- Heart Disease Barrett-Connor 1986
- Cancer Bhatavdekar 1994
- Alzheimer’s Nasman 1995
- HIV-related disease Wisniewski 1993
- Obesity Marin 1992
Unrelieved Stress - the future of humankind?
In 1974, a study was published by the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology – MIT, called Limits to Growth. The study involved over 100
world-class scientists (including Jacques Cousteu) from many different
disciplines. The scientists were all asked to respond to a very
simple, yet extremely important question, " What is the foreseeable
future of humankind on this planet?" The data was processed at MIT and
the MIT researchers compiled and published the results.
The research concluded that if the stress factors continue to escalate
in the next 50 years as they had in the past 50 years, humankind would
be extinct on this planet in less than 100 to 150 years. In 1984, the
MIT researchers released a statement that we were right on track. As
sobering as this research is, there are many knowledgeable people who
disagree with their conclusions. I definitely disagree and in fact, I
see a light at the end of this dark tunnel.
Mastering Stress – Overcoming the Silent Killer: at any given moment,
we are either headed up in a state of regeneration, repair and growth
or headed down in a state of degeneration, decay, disease and death.
What can we do to turn this stress related disease epidemic around?
"The solutions to the significant problems that we face cannot be solved using the same level of awareness that created them."
Modern Medicine Has Failed Us: while almost everyone recognizes the
urgent need to address this stress-related disease crisis, most
medical practitioners and therapist diagnose disease based on the
symptoms and then begin to treat the symptoms instead of dealing with
the problem on a causal level. Adding to the problem is the
subjectivity of the practitioner’s diagnosis itself. In 1990 Surgeon
General Koop reported that 67% of the time, the medical practitioners
make the wrong diagnosis.
"Patients have the delusion that physicians are beneficent purveyors
of the best that science can offer to maintain health and cure
Leonard Tushne, M.D., in The Myth of Quality Medical Care In America Today
On May 9, 2001, the front page of USA Today Newspaper cited an
Institute of Medicine report that estimated that over 98,000 people
per year die in America every year from "medical misadventure!" What a
nice way to say that somebody made a mistake. Many people feel that
the problem is substantially worse than that. In fact, based on his
research, in 1994 Ralph Nader speculated that deaths from "medical
misadventure" exceeded 3 Million people per year.
In a study by the Editors of Consumer Reports, considered to be the
first and most comprehensive review of the total cost of unnecessary
medical care in the United States, concluded that "$200 billion is a
conservative estimate of the amount of money wasted annually."
"I believe that modern medical treatments for disease are seldom
effective and that they're often more dangerous to a person's health
than the diseases they're designed to destroy. I believe that ninety
percent of modern medicine could disappear from the face of the earth
- doctors, hospitals, drugs, and equipment - and the effect on our
health would be immediate and beneficial."
Professor of Preventive Medicine in the School of
Medicine, University of Illinoisand Past Chairman of the Medical
Licensing Committee for the state of Illinois
What can be done?
People are hungry for the truth and they are searching for other
options. People are waking up and realizing that doctors, drugs and
medicine are not gods; and that ultimately, they themselves must take
responsiblility for their own health.
In 1991, the National Institute of Health statistics clearly confirmed
this shift as they reported that over 50% of the American people had
been to an alternative health practitioner during the previous 12
months. Current studies show that visits to non-traditional providers
have continued to increase every year since and estimated to exceed
Many knowledgeable scientists believe that a relaxing massage each
week, by a sincere and caring massage therapist, could eliminate as
much as 90% of the unnecessary treatments that are in vogue today.
Even so, we still need to address the problems on a causal level – not
just treat the symptoms.
"You must tell people to balance their brains, balance their bodies. The future lies with balanced humans."
Professor Raymond Dart, Renowned Anatomist, Brain Researcher and Anthropologist
A balanced brain tends to produce a more balanced body and a more
balanced body encourages a more balanced brain. The simplicity of this
statement is the foundation of a revolutionary process called
Alphabiotics. Alphabiotics deals with overcoming unrelieved stress,
which research shows is the underlying cause of all of life’s
challenges! The Alphabiotic Unification Process frees us from our
inappropriate stress state. When the stress is relieved, it allows
hemispherical brain balance to be restored, thus promoting more whole
brain function and a higher level of health and well-being.
We have the Solution, Do You Have the Courage to Use It: Alphabiotic
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Process is a way to communicate with each person’s Inner Wisdom,
taking them out of an inappropriate stress state, thus brining about
right conditions for awakening the innate healer within.
Alphabiotics goes beyond just treating symptoms. Numerous research
studies have proven that, when the Alphabiotic Process is performed,
the body, mind and spirit are brought back to a higher level of
coherence and balance, as:
- The abnormal tension throughout the whole body relaxes.
- All the weak muscles strengthen.
- The legs even out and the hips level (biomechanical balance).
- The person goes back into the highest level of brain function.
- Hormonal levels begin to balance out.
- We reconnect with our Inner Wisdom.
- Coherence is re-established, so that the Innate Inner Healing Power can begin.
And it happens immediately!
"Alphabiotics is a proven, hands-on process that enables people to
master stress, be stronger, less tense, more balanced and inner
directed, and to have a happier, healthier, and more productive life.
It is the most scientifically validated, hands-on helping system on
the planet today."
Dr. Virgil Chrane, Founder of Alphabiotics
Alphabiotics is a Private, for Members Only First Amendment
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anything; rather the Alphabioticist deals with the problem on a causal
level. By taking you out of an inappropriate stress state, the brain
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restoring the biomechanical balance; and the person is reconnected
with their Inner Source of Power, Inspiration and Wisdom – so that the
Power that made the body can heal the body, in Its own way and in Its
John Petri, D.A. is a Board Certified Developmental Alphabioticist,
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