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October 12, 2009

Monologue.

Sharon welcomed the listeners and talked about the importance of water in life and life in water. She said that it is imperative for everyone to realize the importance of water, to drink plenty of water and to carry water with them if they are unsure of a water source. Dehydration, or lack of water, is out of control in our world and causes or contributes to ailments from allergies to obesity.

Guest: Alan E. Smith

Alan E. Smith, (Plano, TX), author of "Un-Break Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Therapies"

The second guest, Alan E. Smith, wrote "UnBreak Your Health" as a result of digestive problem he had suffered, which traditional physicians tried and failed to treat. Finally, he sought help from "complementary and alternative medicine," where he learned that the problem was psychological and stress related. Had he sought alternative treatment earlier, the cure would have been more far-reaching.

Sharon and Mr. Smith agreed with the philosophy is that everyone should constantly study themselves and their own unique medical needs. The title of the book is based on the theory that it is the role of medical therapies to help glue you back together when your health breaks. Like Sharon, he places strong emphasis on personal responsibility for one's own health and wellness.

Mr. Smith is a strong water advocate but notes that not all waters are alike and that some are better than others. He recommends the book "Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles," by Bruce Lipton, PhD (Mountain of Love Press, 2005). This book stresses the power of our own thoughts and feelings on body changes and functioning.

In Smith's case, he had some unconscious beliefs that contradicted his conscious beliefs. In a down economy, he notes, it is more important than ever to work on mind and attitude and keep things in harmony. If you can do that, the body is much better able to use its enormous self-healing powers to stay healthy.

There are hundreds of therapies and always hope for wellness.

Categories: Alternative medicines and therapies; health and wellness; 2009