It is amazing how your life can change in the matter seconds.
One week ago today, my father, Steve Wolford II, at the age of 59 died on May 14th, 2011 of undiagnosable causes on the tennis court. It was ruled as inconclusive cardiac-pulmonary arrest (ie: either his heart or lungs stopped working). My father was the last person in the world you would imagine having a heart attack or pulmonary clot. He was a semi-professional tennis player, working a 9-5 as an environmental engineer to help keep our earth clean and building codes up to pare, he went in for annual physical examinations with his MD followed by occasional check up by his Naturopathic Doctor. He was not on any medication. 6’0″, 175lbs, full of life, love and energy. Gardened, traveled, played tennis daily, loved my mother (his wife) with daily expressions of appreciation. Was involved in his kids life as well as the community. Had an excellent diet, no “abnormals” on his blood tests and took his daily multi to ensure optimum support.
So what went wrong?
My belief…It is a combination of a universal plan (something out of our control) mixed in with miasmatic expression (an old medical term for how the body expresses imbalance). My spiritual side does believe that this tragedy is a cosmically planned event for a greater purpose that I am not yet aware of, but my medical side has reviewed his autopsy report, is familiar with his medical history and has a deeper interpretation of true health.
What is True Health? Medically, it is the proper function of the bodies natural mechanisms (physiology) allowing the body to eliminate toxicity and procreate clean cells creating optimal cellular function and communication. It is also the absence of dis-ease or imbalance which would create signs, symptoms and pathology (invasion of unhealthy cells). Basically, everything is working perfectly without any imbalance (ie: no signs or symptoms) and when the body is faced with imbalance or pathogenic invasion (bad bugs or disease) the body knows how to properly eliminate and restore optimal function. Energetically, well that is a question you have to answer for yourself. To me, true health from a personality or energetic perspective is living in the flow of life. Feeling free, inspired, giving and receiving from my heart, creating greatness, living on purpose, making a positive difference, balanced with friends, family, love, personal time, physical movement and nourishing foods, community, learning, educating, playing in your physical environment, communicating and being true to you!
So, the question remains- was my father truly healthy? And a more pertinent question is, are you truly healthy?
The blessing in this story is that you have the power to change anything you want in life. Herbal medicines, energy medicine, homepopathy, therapy, coaching, massage, yoga, journaling, talk therapy, ect…whatever you choose. All these wonderful modalities can help shift your health both medically and energetically. Natural Medicine has shifted my life into a place of greatness and I am still working on truly fulfilling my health as a whole. Are you ready to take that step in life for you?
Allow me to help you restore your health both physically and energetically using the principles of natural medicine and the intuition of the earth’s medicinal gifts.