The Human Body is a System of Systems
How to Transform Chaos Into Clarity
Whole-Systems Thinking is the only sustainable future of medicine.
The Immune System. Digestive System. Nervous System. Endocrine System. Respiratory System. Circulatory System. Reproductive System. The list goes on..
All of these distinct systems work together and communicate with each other through various signaling molecules and feedback loops to keep us alive.
When the systems are all humming along in harmony, we feel great. We sleep well, have plenty of energy. Optimism and curious engagement with this beautiful planet and the people we care about. Life seems to flow.
However, when there is an imbalance in one of the systems, it can quickly spread to others. Precisely because the systems are so interlinked, problems in one area can quickly spread and become new problems in a different system.
This is how we wind up with a list of symptoms a mile long, a continuously shrinking world, and a team of medical providers scratching their heads and taking shots in the dark.
When you have a complex health history and symptom presentation, such as:
Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Mold Exposure, Heavy Metals…
Any Autoimmune Condition…
What you absolutely need is a whole-systems approach.
A way to organize your treatment into distinct steps towards vitality.
You need an immediate pattern interrupt to complete the inflammatory cycles so that you can get a breath of fresh air, start feeling like yourself again, and develop a tangible confidence in your body’s power to heal.
And then you need to build the right foundation of self care so that you can become independent and take your health into your own two hands.
So how do we do this?
Let’s imagine for a moment, a neglected house.
The elements have taken their toll over time.
The roof has holes, the windows are broken.
The carpet is wet and moldy.
The drywall missing in places.
The heat doesn’t work like it should.
And every time the wind blows, or the rain falls, things inside the house only get worse and worse.
So let’s say you wanted to fix that house.
You really can’t just start randomly repairing and replacing the first thing you see. For example, if someone tells you that moldy carpets make homes uncomfortable and you rushed to replace the carpet, you might find comfort for a moment. Until the rains come again.
If the roof still has holes, your new carpet has no protection, and within a month you’re back to where you started.
Minus a bunch of money, time, and energy.
If you’ve tried things in the past that seemed to provide short term relief, but within a month it seemed like the effects had worn off, it’s likely that you were taking steps out of order. Temporary relief is a sure sign that the root causes are yet to be addressed.
Another hallmark sign of using therapies out of order is lifetime dependence. If you need to keep taking a supplement or receiving a therapy for the rest of your life just to feel normal, it’s just like replacing the whole carpet every 30 days.
There is something seriously missing in the approach.
Even the fanciest, most expensive carpet will rot after enough wind and dampness.
If this happens enough, anyone (anyone!) would lose morale entirely, and consider giving up in the face of hopelessness.
But it can be done.
To do it right, you need a plan with a solid order of operations. And likely a professional to guide and oversee the process. Someone you can trust because they’ve done this many times before. Someone who can warn you of potential problems before they happen. Someone who truly cares about your results.
To repair the dilapidated house, you must first fix the roof and the windows. We need a solid exterior to protect the insides of the home and create a safe internal environment. That’s step 1.
Then we can move to the next steps in order, keeping one foot square in front of the other.
We can follow the plan until the drafty old house has transformed into a warm, inviting home.
A place to be with family, tell stories.
Cook big meals to remember.
Laugh, love, and look forward to a bright future.
How To Overcome Complex Illness in 4 Stages
A Flexible Framework to Reinvent Your Life
The Immune System
Just like the roof and the walls of the house, our immune system is the exterior protection of our body. It keeps us safe.
When the immune system is compromised, any other healing work will be slow, chaotic, or just plain impossible.
The Digestive System
The digestive system is the center of the body. When the gut microbiome is balanced every other body system begins to optimize.
Conversely, a compromised digestive system will undermine all of our efforts going forward. This second step is crucial.
The Neuro-Endocrine System
The Neuro-Endocrine system is the control center for the body.
The electricity, thermostat, wifi... Once these systems come back online our home truly becomes functional.
This vital step in the healing process can be profound on many levels.
Systematic Regeneration + Repair
Many approaches try to skip the first 3 stages and go straight to regeneration. This is a massive mistake for multiple reasons.
Since we've taken our time and methodically developed such a solid foundation we can now begin cellularly strengthening the body with confidence.
The work of the previous 3 Stages has been all leading up to this. It's time to activate blood circulation and cellular repair.
By the time you're at this stage you will have come a long way. And we want to hold onto our progress for a long time to come.
Working progressively through the four stages is the backbone of how we’re able to transform lives.
So that you can free yourself from symptoms, and bring your best self out into the world, for the people who rely on you.
We’ve thrown our hearts into our work, developing a reliable, customizable framework that has proven itself across thousands of cases.
We will be at your side, arm-in-arm as you make your way. When you have questions, we'll be there.
You'll be fully supported, but make no mistake, most of the work is really up to you. We can only show you the path, you have to walk it.
That is the nature of an empowering transformation.
You have to be willing to stand up straight and grab the responsibility and the power.
Because you are taking ownership over your health, you'll be able to look back and feel a deeply satisfying sense of pride in yourself for how far you've come.