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Sunday, July 24, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Dr Bate's weekly newsletter digest and editorial - 7-23-2011 - Unconscious Mind


*What is the "Unconscious" Mind?*

There are thousands of theories about what the unconscious mind is what it
can and cannot do. Some believe that it is the "soul" of the person, and is
unique to we humans. It separates us from the "lower" animals on this
planet. Others believe further that it makes us unique in the universe, but
in my opinion (IMO), that's just our ego. The plain facts are that we live
on a minor mud ball in a minor galaxy out of the center of the Universe as
we know it. There are millions of worlds that may have life forms that are
similar to ours with more or less brains and abilities to think and create.

The plain and simple truth is that no one knows. And few even suspect the
awesome power of the unconscious. We do know that it can "cure" a person,
or "kill" that same person in different circumstances. We know that it may
be affected by life experiences, hypnosis, and/or subliminal repetition. We
also know that traumatic life events can cause future problems, even
seemingly unrelated problems, including allergies! Why and how is just a
part of what we don't know.

We also know that as the mind thinks, it emits signals generated by
different neurons in the brain moving around as we think and act. Different
frequencies are involved in certain areas, and most of these are in the
audible range. This movement has been called "A Symphony in the Brain" and
there's even a book with that title, about this "brain orchestra". We only
have a small amount of knowledge about even these brain waves. And, a lot
of "wrong" ideas about some of these as well.

The composite of all these constantly changing brain wave "notes" is always
present, although this "orchestra" of different notes and waves of notes
composes the full spectrum of what we call "audible sound" These notes that
make up these waves are so very weak that it takes expensive equipment to
amplify such brain waves enough so that we can use them in EEG Biofeedback
(AKA Neurofeedback), The raising of the strength of one band of such
frequencies (SMR - 12-14 Hz), and the lowering of another (Theta - 4-8 Hz)
is used in both Neurofeedback and Neuroliminal Training to solve allergy
stress and to increase "attention/concentration" ability. Both systems are
equally effective in solving these "brain problems". What do other higher
frequencies do? We simply don't know (yet). There are many theories some
widely opposite and others differing.

As a sidelight to these brain waves, we also know that they only begin in
human babies around the 24th to 26th week of pregnancy. Up to that time,
there are no brain waves present. This is one of the general arguments
against 3rd trimester abortion. This theory has the soul or the
unconscious/subconscious mind entering that infant body making it a "human
being" at that point, and up to then, it is simply an animal body, and not a
human life. (Different religions have different ideas).

This theory has one fallacy. Animals show brain waves at appropriate times
in their gestation, so perhaps, this has nothing to do with the "soul" ,if
such even exists.

Scientists have labeled this entity as the "unconscious" or "subconscious",
but this part of the mind is neither of these things. We have labeled this
part of the mind according to our ego and for our convenience. It would be
better named "superconscious", as this part of our mind is the real
"control" of what we are; what we do (and not do); how we react to various
stimuli of living, etc.

Our ego makes us think our conscious mind is in control of our actions, but
that's simply not true. Our conscious mind is constantly controlled by our

There are many theories about this "soul" part of the unconscious. The one
I like is from Jung. It theorizes a "universal" mind, perhaps the minds of
all of earth, or even of earth itself. All these minds are one
conglomerated entity in effect, composed of all the (unconscious) minds that
exist now or have ever existed. Perhaps this "universal mind" is another
name for God, or Nature, or whatever - a force that is mostly unknowable by
we humans.

I wonder why this is?

The evidence of supernatural "powers", and "abilities" of some "gifted
persons" is simply overwhelming. What is called miracle(s) may be only
another different manifestation of this universal mind.

Thomas Sugrue, the author of the well-written biography of Edgar Cayce,
named his book, "There is a River". There is no question that Cayce was able
to "tap into" this river of unconscious knowledge, even though he didn't
understand how he did it, how it worked, and most of the knowledge he
received while in "trance".

But, in over 20,000 writings of medical diagnosis, he was never proven
wrong. That's impressive.

There have been many prophets over time that accurately foretold the future
besides Cayce. Nostradamos and many others, biblical and secular have done
what may be called miracles by lesser folk. (Hypnosis was a "miracle" to
me). An automobile or airplane or TV would be a miracle to primitive

A lot of hardheaded scientific folk tend to scoff at all such "anecdotal"
evidence, and refuse to even look as anything that they cannot verify by
sight, feel, hearing, or by effect on something else. They tend to forget
how much our physical senses are actually limited. Most insects are much
stronger than us, can jump or fly. Cats can see better than in poor light.
We are not "super" beings insofar as our physical senses are concerned, but
we have learned to think better than all others.

But, even with the hard heads, evidence is piling up that's hard to ignore.
In the fields of EEG Biofeedback Training and subliminal training, we now
know that by changing the amplitudes of certain brain waves, large changes
in several aspects of some person's lives and personalities are also
changed. A huge amount of research over the past 50 years has shown clearly
that this simple therapy can solve many of the "brain problems" such as the
ADD-Autism continuum, depression in all forms, insomnia, epilepsy,
addictions and even schizophrenia.

The Autonomic Nervous System.

If we accept the concept of a "universal mind", then we have to look at two
parts of this mind:
A computer part (called the Autonomous Nervous System or ANS). This system
controls the "housekeeping" functions automatically. The "universal mind"
(soul?) part that is in some type of communication with that universe
(whatever or wherever it may be).

(Could Freud have been on the right track? Are there three parts to the
mind, with limited or poor communication between them?)

If we look at the computer (ANS) part, we find that the analogy is pretty
good. If a computer virus gets in, it can screw up normal programs. If a
bad "ideation" gets into the human computer mind part, it can also screw up
normal programs. If we get garbage in as data, then we get garbage out as

Most people think that computers are smart, but the plain fact is that all
computers are very dumb. They only do exactly what we tell them to do, and
if we program them wrong, we get wrong answers. (We could wish that they
would always do what we want instead of what we actually ask, but that would
undoubtedly be even more frustrating.)

There has to be a definite separation between the computer (ANS) part of the
unconscious mind and the Universal mind. And we have to add to both of
these "entities" the factor of INDIVIDUALITY.

This is a concept that many MD's don't fully understand. They are trained
to get height and weight, and prescribe according to "volume" of the
patient. This "gross" measure, which does not take into account
individuality, is often wrong.

Let's consider the programming of the computer (ANS) first. There is a
genetic component, which varies the basic program accordingly.

Then, there is a "learned" component, which provides several other
variables. All this "data" combined determines your health in dozens of
ways. How much of a particular nutrient you, as an individual require, how
a deficiency of any kind will affect you as an individual.

What your immune responses will be. How it is, and how it will be, what
diseases you are liable to get, etc.

The Orthomolecular Theory of Sickness has 3 conditions necessary for
sickness or poor health.

NUTRITIONALLY DEFICIENT OR TOXIC. Our modern diet leaves all of us somewhat
nutritionally deficient, and many persons are toxic due to environmental

STRESS. In our world, who doesn't have stress. The caveman only had a few
real emotional stresses. We face saber-toothed tigers every day just driving
down a street.

PREDISPOSITION. What is your family history, and what has your unconscious
mind (ANS) learned as you've gone thru life?

This theory made sense to me the first time I heard of it. If the body
chemistry (nutrition) isn't correct, the immune system can't work right. If
there is stress present, then the body needs even more good nutrition to
handle it. (A downward spiral in effect - stress causing more deficiency,
and more deficiency causing more symptoms/illness causing even more stress.)

The particular illness that may affect you from this stress is determined by
the predisposition. One person gets chronic headaches, another gets heart
problems, and another gets cancer. Life is a big crap game with loaded
So, to become an orthomolecular clinician, I found that I had to learn about
nutrition down to the chemical and biological level. I also had to become
an "expert" in allergy, and sensitivity, as this is a huge factor in
stress. I found myself in the early 80's reading from 3-6 books a week,
with another 3-6 on order from libraries around the country.

There are still few to no schools or universities devoted to this science,
and what nutrition is taught is often poor to wrong.
"Nutritionists" and "dieticians" are still being taught that the basic four
food groups are "good" nutrition in many schools.

A meal at McDonalds can be "good" by this measure! MD's get at most one
hour on nutrition (with very little time on vitamins and minerals and other
supplements compared to thousands of hours on pharmacology (drug use).

Few psychologists know (or care) anything about allergy/sensitivity, thus
cannot deal effectively with any of the more serious brain problems of
ADD/ADHD, Autism, insomnia, epilepsy, depression and schizophrenia.

Both MD's and PhD's are "educationally handicapped". At least half of what
they learned in school is at least partially false, but they are
"programmed" to follow it because of their education.

Oh well, it was the same in the Middle Ages, and even recently (in history),
any doctor who didn't bleed his patients was called a quack. Looking at
the history of medicine, you'll find that; virtually all-major advances in
medical science were done by a doctor who was called a quack by his
contemporaries. I'm proud to have been called a quack. I'm in excellent
Well, the www.drbate.com<http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=6BEwk&m=JKfTuiGqy3dBIj&b=GI14rhpNS7tgwKAUWSiEBw>newly
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the web pages and articles (all of which are free), but that is proceeding
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schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADD to Autism, and much more,
try it out for yourself. We'll be adding an affiliate program soon as
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Watch for these new additions.

A friend of mine that had visited the old website actually told me that she
spent over 2 hours on the new one, and was amazed at what she missed
previously. Organization is much better now.
Alternate Health Digest:
From Dr Mercola:
The Dark Side of This Popular Drug Taken by 1 in 4 Americans Over-45


Flush Away Artery Plaque with a Natural Remedy that Can Help End Erectile


(BUT - the higher the Arginine levels, the greater is Herpes risk. Check
out Herpes on the new website for details)

If You Can Never Seem to Get Truly Well, This Could Be Why


(Doris Rapp is an old friend/expert, and I recommend reading this one)

Gobble Up 87% of the Air Toxins in Your Home in 24 Hours - NASA Discovery


From NaturalNews:
Resveratrol a "miracle" nutrient? Here's the latest research


There are over 20 synthetic chemicals in a glass of milk


Want to reduce your risk of skin cancer by a whopping 50 percent?


Doctor says government should take obese children away from parents


Pharmageddon: How pharma drugs are killing our nation's youth:

USDA unleashes GMO front lawns while your neighbors spray Roundup

(Where do we stop this Gene Mutated Horror story?)

From NewsMax:
Help for Painful Nerves


Falls, Eye Test May Enable Early Alzheimer's Detection


Prevent Heart Attacks Naturally


From Yvonne Kravitz (Int Psy)
NYTimes.com: An Alarming New Stimulant, Legal in Many States

From Craig Olson:
Some Quotations from Orthomolecular and Medical Mavericks:

Do not let either the medical authorities or the politicians mislead you.
Find out what the facts are, and make your own decisions about how to live a
happy life and how to work for a better world.
Linus Pauling, in How to Live Longer and Feel Better, p. 274

"Today, alcohol and tobacco kill nearly as many Americans in one year as the
entire Civil War did in four." Dr. Andrew Saul

"Results are all that matter to me. Alternative medicine works. The
natural treatment of illness can be accomplished safely, inexpensively, and
effectively." Saul

Man is a food-dependent creature. If you don't feed him, he will die. If you
feed him improperly, part of him will die.
Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D.

"Varying the concentrations of substances normally present in the human body
may control mental disease." - Linus Pauling

"Orthomolecular treatment does not lend itself to rapid drug-like control of
symptoms, but patients get well to a degree not seen by tranquilizer
therapists who believe orthomolecular therapists are prone to exaggeration.
Those who've seen the results are astonished."
---Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.

"No pharmaceutical drug is devoid of risks from adverse reactions and
vaccines are no exception. Vaccination is a medical intervention and should
be carried out with the informed consent of those who are being subjected to
it." (Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, University of British Columbia.)

"Good nutrition lowers health care costs." D. C. Hemingway, D.V.M. R.N.C.

The germ is nothing; the terrain is everything.
Louis Pasteur

Vitamin C can truthfully be designated as the antitoxic and antiviral
Claus W. Jungeblut, M.D.

Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food.

Do not let either the medical authorities or the politicians mislead you.
Find out what the facts are, and make your own decisions about how to live a
happy life and how to work for a better world.
Linus Pauling, in How to Live Longer and Feel Better, p. 274

"Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight
illness." Dr. Andrew Saul

That's it for this issue. Once again, I hope it has helped you or yours to
a better health. I again urge all to really take a long look at my revised
web site and find lots of free useful drug free advice for treating many
problems at home better and inexpensively. MD's don't know all the truth
all the time.

Phil Bate PhD - Inventor of NT Therapy
NT Solves ADD-Autism, Depression, and more
291 Spring Circle, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410

Phil Bate PhD - Inventor of NT Therapy
NT Solves ADD-Autism, Depression, and more
http://drbate.com - philbatephd@gmail.com

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