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Autoimmune Answers through Irrational Thinking: Lessons from Einstein (2 of 5) Interwoven Wisdom Books: A blog series

I took a combination of books, movies, and experiences to eventually up with my hypothesis of Defensive Individual Shield Hypothesis (DISH). This blog is going to help you to see how another person (through his biography) helped me to apply what I was learning in How to Read a Book.
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NOT Medical Advice. Informational Purposes only. 

Introduction

“The books you read, the movies you watch, the people you spend time with, the conversations you engage in – these are the things that shape who you are!” – Unknown

I took a combination of books, movies, and experiences to eventually, over a ten-year period of time, come up with my hypothesis of Defensive Individual Shield Hypothesis (DISH).

This blog is going to help you to see how another person (through his biography) helped me to apply what I was learning in How to Read a Book. (1 of 5 in series) I forced myself to think irrationally as Albert Einstein suggested.

Be Brave Enough to Take One More Try

I know it sometimes hurts when hoping for something to finally work when struggling with health challenges.  But I want to give you hope anyway.  

Albert Einstein's Wisdom

I enjoy reading biographies. At this time in my life, I was helping my teenagers traverse the world of High School science classes. It dawned on me that I never read a biography of the famous scientist, Albert Einstein. So, I did. It was interesting. He had many interesting quotes. One of these quotes was “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”

Another quote I came across about this same time was from Colin Powell. He said, “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” Here is when I crossed this quote with the common narrative of how to control chronic inflammation. I understand if it is the right solution, it would work for everyone and everyone should be saying the same thing. But it doesn’t. So what about the people this ‘right solution’ doesn’t help? What about them? I know we are a small percentage, but, hey, we still matter.

Thinking differently is so hard, especially when you see it working for others. But another Albert Einstein quote kept playing around in my head as well. He said, “I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.”

Okay, I had a ticking time bomb telling me my health condition usually caused death between the ages of 38-42. I was quickly approaching my 41st birthday. I decided, “Time to get irrational.”

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Irrational Thinking in Cyndi's Approach

At this time in my life, I had already tried a slew of approaches to no avail. I know some of these approaches are considered irrational already. But, you see, I had been taking four human growth hormone injections every week for months. It stopped the free fall of my declining health, but it was not helping enough.

The next step was to get tested for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) so I could start with those injections as well. My mom had done this test for MS. She had an allergic reaction to the dye and never recovered. She was bedridden for the rest of her life. I was so sensitive to so many things already. Why wouldn’t I be sensitive to this as well. I declined the test. I then turned to homeopathy as a last resort. It works for some and not for others. But, I had to try something.

When I realized homeopathy was about wave frequencies, I knew it would work. I also knew the hard part was finding an exact match.

I went to homeopathy regularly for three years. It stopped my free fall into the grave. However, I also plateaued about nine months in. I was unable to get past all the sensitivities to my environment and food. Again, another method I was not able to benefit from.

When I stopped going to the homeopath, (totally different story) I couldn’t shake the concept of like waves cancel. I learned it in math classes. It is called destructive interference. The catch was that it had to be an exact match. So I started searching for the exact match. I would continually think I had it and then would later be proven wrong, over and over again. What was going on? Why was this not working either?

This would be the phase in my life when my friends and family thought I ‘got weird.’ Nothing normal was working so I was taking Albert Einstein’s advice and trying to think outside of the box. Trying different things until they worked. When they did work, I would later research why it possibly was the case. I think I was driving everyone crazy who was around me because I talked to think and they were tired of hearing about it. Tired of me not accepting my fate. I ended up taking pen to paper. And ten years later, the highlights of all those notes became my published book, Health Backwards: An Original Look from a Different Perspective.

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Getting Results with Irrational Thinking

I admit. If I saw myself during this time, I would wonder if I hadn’t gone cuckoo. But drive and desire to find answers does look crazy sometimes. I guess that’s why the term Crazy Scientist is almost an industry norm. Through this time of trying to think outside of the box, I did find what worked. I kept doing it, not knowing why it worked, but still looking for answers. It is now twelve years later. I did figure out why I think it worked. I am still here. I celebrated my 55th birthday this year. This process has worked many times for me. However, it is still a daily process. My DISH is still broken, but I am manually doing DISH’s job. Doing this is giving me progress forward consistently.

In my book, Health Backwards: An Original Look from a Different Perspective, I share in chapter eleven what I believe was the cause of my multiple sclerosis symptoms and what I did to overcome them when even diet and environmental modifications did not work. Crazy, I know. We have been looking for a cure for this for centuries, and no I did not get officially diagnosed for MS. Regardless of what was going wrong with my nervous system, I did correct what this phantom Bad Guy was doing.

Maybe you are thinking, ‘Not Possible.’ I don’t know. I do know it took centuries of succumbing to the incurable disease of scurvy before they realized it was just one thing-a vitamin C deficiency. Could it be equally possible for chronic inflammation being the result of only one thing? A faulty DISH.

If,…if it is, and I say nothing…could I live with myself?

If it isn’t, what is the harm in entertaining the idea of needing to think like Einstein suggests?

What harm is there in suggesting we look for answers irrationally to find the cure and not just controlling symptoms?

Do we dare hope?

Is it cruel to give hope?

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Conclusion

I know that for me, rational methods did not work. I needed to think irrationally before I could even come up with the idea to go down a different path to find answers. Answers that worked for me. Answers I want to share with you so that you can have hope in solutions being closer than expected. Answers that now have very rational solutions to them.

It is ironic how I had to go full circle to get back to the beginning with the right answer in view now. Boy, it is almost like Einstein knew what he was talking about.

Be Brave Enough to Take One More Try

I know it sometimes hurts when hoping for something to finally work when struggling with health challenges.  But I want to give you hope anyway.  

Cyndi Whatif
Cyndi Whatif

I am a patient turned author and guide. I share my hypothesis of an overlooked complementary body system which I believe determines whether or not a person has the opportunity to be well.

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