50,000 Years Ago…

Cave man

Imagine if you would, that you’re walking the earth 50,000 years ago. A wild animal jumps out and starts chasing you. You run for your life with supper human speed because your body has dumped power chemicals into your blood stream to give you a life saving supper boost.

Eating sugar and processed foods does the same thing.

Except you don’t get to run it off. Those life saving supper chemicals are there with nowhere to go. Unfortunately, they find things to do. Like suppress your immune system, halt cellular repair, stop digestion, decrease fertility and more.

It’s not just sugar and ground up grains (processed foods) either, other stress factors cause the same issue. A near fender bender for instance, or being brow beaten by a boss or coworker. All stress causes a release of the same chemicals we evolved needing to save our lives.

Even though our life isn’t threatened so much anymore our bodies still responds to any stress factor as if death is immanent. This is how we are designed, evolution hasn’t caught up with our mere five thousand years of eating grains yet.

There are plenty of other stress factors too. Lots of hidden ones. Toxicity, loud noise, over exercising, excess light, dehydration, most low fat diets, injury, too much sex, and just about any other extreme you can think of.

Fortunately, the human body is designed to deal with stress. It’s amazing how long the body can keep going in the face of ongoing stress. Of course, that’s with a lot of drugs and often a very limited life style.

The thing we all need to do is to reduce stress in all areas of life. Living more simply is the key. Fewer packaged foods, less driving, clean air and water, more sleep and harmony in the family will go a long way towards a long and healthy life.

Meet the Author


Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

12 comments… add one
  • aida ochoa Mar 14, 2011, 4:49 pm

    Well put. Good article!
    We all know or read what sugar does but the way you put it is very clear! Thanks.

  • Kalidasa Mar 14, 2011, 6:21 pm

    Thanks Aida. I’m trying to say similar things in different ways.

  • Greg Mar 14, 2011, 7:54 pm

    This is the first time I have read or even seen your site. I have a bad back injury and this article was forwarded to me. I do not see a point in this article. You try and show a connection between ingested sugar and chemicals produced by the body for the “fight or flight” response. Your intent may have been to show sugar disrupts the “natual” responses of the human body but I am lost to find any supporting facts. My back was injured. If you believe that sugar is the cause you will need to bridge a huge gap of fact and reality to support your statement. I would appreciate any evidence you have to support you claim and would read them with close eye and scrutiny.

  • Bill Mar 14, 2011, 8:11 pm

    Good writing.

    Makes sense to me.

    I’m going to bed right now!


  • steve crawford Mar 15, 2011, 1:39 am

    Good article and it gives me a chance to tell a real authority i don’t beleive humans were here more than 6 thousand years ago, and they were physically in better shape than us.

  • Michele Winter Mar 15, 2011, 3:33 am

    Couldn’t have put it better myself.

    Breath deep, invite harmony into your life and all will be well.


  • Laura Mar 17, 2011, 9:48 am

    I think the ways that are taught to obtain a happy, ‘healthier’ lifestyle are quite often over complicated and overwhelming. Your article puts things in perspective and encourages rather than bullies people into having what is rightfully theirs.
    Well done mate!

  • Kalidasa Mar 22, 2011, 5:25 pm

    Injury is certainly a cause of back pain. Unfortunately, there is not much proof of the connection between lower back pain and adrenal fatigue (caused by sugar or any other stress factor). My information comes from biochemistry and clinical experience of at least a dozen natural healers — chiropractors, acupuncturists, homeopathy, nutritionists, a PhD biochemist and two doctors.

    Treatment of injury depends on the damage. Natural methods don’t always work when something is actually broken though they can certainly help.

  • Kalidasa Mar 22, 2011, 5:26 pm

    Glad to hear it. I just started working on an article about sleep too.

  • Kalidasa Mar 22, 2011, 5:29 pm

    Of course you are welcome to your opinion. I am a man of both science and spirit, so I’m happy to allow your comment even though I find scientific evidence for evolution overwhelming, and the scriptural evidence for creationism lacking.

  • Kalidasa Mar 22, 2011, 5:31 pm

    I like your attitude and your website. I am a long time yoga instructor and have found it an amazing method for healing the body. Many students have had amazing recoveries from their practice.

  • Kalidasa Mar 22, 2011, 5:36 pm

    Thanks, Laura. I found that point of view a number of years ago. After all, people are going to do what they want no mater what I say. I just try to tell them the truth so they can make informed decisions.

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