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    Dr. Bernie Siegel broke new ground with his monumental book Love, Medicine and Miracles. Today Bernie continues to impart wisdom about the true nature of life and love in his entertaining and enlightening debut fiction novel Three Men, Six Lives. A grand adventure born of Bernie's experience of his current and past lives awaits you. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Sacred Stories Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
    Go on a journey of wonder and grace with NY Times bestselling author Bernie Siegel, MD and his grandson, Charlie Siegel. Open your heart as grandfather and grandson weave a conversation of love across the generations, sharing what it means to see beyond the challenges of life to the beauty in life’s lessons. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Sacred Stories Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
    Introducing Dr. Bernie Siegel's new book, No Endings, Only Beginnings. Bernie Siegel is the author of many books on the healing power of the body and the spirit, but this time he wants encourage readers not only to learn from his life and advice, but to create their own manuals for living as well. With the quotes that have filled the pages of his journals and the lessons he has gleaned from them over the years, this book serves as inspiration for readers to assemble their own book of collected wisdom--and their own understanding of the answers to life's big questions. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Barnes & NobleAmazon or Hay House.
    Introducing Bernie Siegel's new audio download, Daily Meditations for Optimal Health. Selected for Dr. Bernie Siegel’s Prescriptions for Living best-selling series, these recordings are a combination of guided imagery, auto-hypnosis and meditations that relieve stress, open the heart, and deeply heal your mind, body and spirit. Learn more.     Available now. Order your copy online today at:  Hay House.
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    This free phone support group will bring people together who are experiencing health challenges and create a community devoted to emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. With the help of Dr. Bernie Siegel’s sage wisdom, patients can find hope and healing as they embark on their path forward. By participating in this group, you may learn to embrace each and every challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.

    HOST: Dr. Bernie Siegel is a writer and retired pediatric and general surgeon who writes and teaches about mind-body medicine and the relationship between the patient and the healing process. He is internationally known for his best-selling book, “Love, Medicine and Miracles”. In 1978 he founded Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patient’s drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP helped to facilitate personal lifestyle changes and personal empowerment of the individual’s life. He has been a global pioneer in improving and humanizing medical education and medical care.

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  • Q & A with Bernie – May 16, 2022

    Hello Everybody,

    Please read the following letter sent to me by a young doctor in Guatemala.  Her dedication to self-healing and learning about it so she can teach her patients is inspirational.


    Dear Dr Bernie

    I started reading the books you told me and couldn’t stop reading almost all your books.  I started reading to learn how to treat in order to treat patients but suddenly I started reading them for myself, for the sake of my own wellness and applying them in my life.

    So I decided to start living during this last month and celebrated my new birth on May the 3rd. My relationship with God got much better (which by religion I have struggle with it). It finally got into me that I needed to celebrate life and make changes without getting cancer. I got more in touch with my intuitive side and have delighted in it.

    I started my own second bible, my manual for living, loving, healing, growing and much more..

    I quit my job, which I hated.

    Now I wake up and go to sleep doing imagery with your audiobooks. During my meditations I found that I have a forest inside of me. I found a woman who guides me (no name yet) just that she is dressed like a dancer and likes to dance. The exercises of the baby in a crib crying has helped me with my guilt and fears.

    I started dancing, continue with my journaling and I am painting more. I want to study art, psychology and integrative medicine. I don’t want to postpone my life anymore (still haven’t figured out where to start).

    I am writing you today because I just finished your last book in my list (not in the order that you published them) It was How to Live Between Office Visits. I have always liked to be there when patients die, be with them, with the family. I love the mystic in the transition and the possibility to witness it. I have found that most patients are always thirsty and ask for water, so when they say, “I thirst”, they speak to my soul and I give them more than water… I give them myself.  But my relationship with death was very painful since last year, when my brother died on the 2nd of May with a recently diagnose of stage IV lung cancer… a part of me died too and death became unbearable until a read the last chapter of this book  and changed my perception of death: “Nature or God heals them when they die”… I feel sad for the emptiness that I feel without him, but relief that he was cured and that Nature or God did not let us down. This understanding brought me again to my pleasure in the process of transition, now with a different and more loving relationship with death.

    In your books I understood the message of words and swords… probably I could have helped more patients and my brother if I had understood this before. I did my best and I am forgiving myself. I came also to understand that the doctors (and me so many times) are not villain, but it is the way we are trained.

    All the way through the surgical residency I had a great psychologist walking the road with me (who by the way knows you and introduced me to your work four years ago).  She taught me how to deal with all this frustration and sadness we doctors deal with and also taught me to share with my patients and love them without fear. I started having more strong relationships with my patients and their families and that was what kept me going during the residency years and during the sickness of my brother.

    In my soul it is much more meaningful to give the patients and their families support and all the knowledge about how to live with the disease and have a better quality of life than to do some surgical procedure and be so busy between procedures that I have no time to spend in this loving caring of the perioperative or the transition time. I  always prefer being with the patient awake than in the OR with him asleep. I fell in love with psychoimmulo-endocrinology some years ago and it was the basis for much of what I tried to stand for in rounds and hospital work, but got  frustrated with the health system in the public and private practice. It seems like we, surgeons, don’t go deep into the healing process.

    I am still dealing with letting go of the OR and focus only on what is really important in my heart, and that is a mind-body-soul approach to the patient. I need to live authentically, but I still don’t have clear how to make it my private practice. All that I have loved and all that you teach is not part of the health system in my country, and in private practice this is usually expected from the palliative care doctor or psychologist/ psychiatrist  (many times they mix-up the patients emotions with an illness and lack the integration and a guide to what living with a disease is).

    I am guiding myself with my intuition and I am doing what I believe is best for my life, I am taking the risk of doing something I am passionate about.  I am learning to say yes to what makes me happy and no to the things I don’t  want to do. I am prepared to take less money for the right job.  But I don’t know how to start. I would really like to learn more of how you implement it and how you manage to live from it. I would really like to hear from you. I need some guidance on how to apply all this in our health system without practicing surgery.

    Can we schedule a Zoom meeting?

    I am still planning to visit. I really want to meet your in person, listen to you, and of course meet Rags (thanks for sharing the poem… they are pure love on 4 legs. I am still pending on having my own pet, I will call him Milagro (that is Miracle in Spanish… it is a cat). I want to see what you do and Learn from you. I dream of an observership. I have never found a Doctor who puts together mind, body and spirit like you. I want this for my country and more of this to the world.

    Let’s all live a soulful life! Hope to hear from you soon and meet you soon.


    For now I have read: The Art of Healing; No Endings only Beginnings; How to live Between Office Visits; Peace, Love and Healing; Love Medicine and Miracles.

    Still pending: Help Me to Heal and I am going little by little with: A Book of Miracles and Love, Animals and Miracles. On daily basis I do: 365 Prescriptions for the Soul and 101 Exercises for the Soul.

    I highlighted the books you cited on your other books and I would like to read them also.

    I have The Science of the Mind; The Undiscovered Self; The Body Never Lies; The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I am pending on finding the ones of the drawings—I want The Human Comedy; Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul; The I Ching or Book of Changes.

    So much pending to read and learn ~

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    How Mindfulness Practice Can Help You Improve Your Relationships

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    Good morning, lovely YOU!

    As you may know, I began a meditation practice over 30 years ago when I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given only 6 months to live. Meditation is what helped me to center myself and remove fear from my thoughts. Through a mindful meditation practice, I was able to tap into my higher consciousness and recognize my true power to heal.

    During that time, and certainly since, I learned that a mindfulness practice has numerous benefits for our mind, bodies and spirit. But did you know that a mindful meditation practice can also help strengthen the relationships in our lives?

    An Unexpected Bonus

    All relationships rely on good communication and a genuine desire to understand where the other person is coming from. But, because we’re all human, we can easily get caught up in our own needs and perceptions and default to arguing instead of really hearing one another.

    I didn’t expect the major changes in myself as I began my meditation practice so many years ago. Not only did I feel more calm and centered, but I found myself to be more understanding of others and was able to let things go when I didn’t get my way.

    My friends and loved ones noticed and began to change their own behavior. Before I started meditating, my stress levels and emotions were off the charts, as you can imagine they would be when you are told at 23 that you won’t make it to 24. My interactions with others were often negative because we were all feeling way too much.

    But then I began meditating and everything really changed. I cannot tell you what a profound shift this was for me and for my relationships.

    What is Mindfulness?

    Mindfulness simply means to be in the present moment – fully – and to observe it, not judge it. That’s really it. Sometimes I practice mindfulness as a formal meditation and sometimes I simply allow myself to be fully present in whatever activity I am doing like driving or eating, or having a conversation with someone.

    Why is Mindfulness So Powerful?

    How can such a simple practice create such profound changes in our life and relationships? Being present in the moment helps us to become aware of our own thoughts, emotions and behaviors. For most people, thoughts and emotions completely control their life instead of they themselves controlling their thoughts and emotions. A mindfulness meditation practice puts YOU in control of your entire life, from your health to your relationships and everything in between.

    5 Ways a Mindfulness Practice Can Help You Improve Your Relationships

    Here are just some of the ways mindfulness can help your relationships:

    It’s a De-stressor

    A majority of people are under constant stress these days. When we’re stressed, we are unable to think clearly or really listen to others. Mindful meditation helps alleviate stress so that our interactions with others can be genuine, warm and honest.

    Think about it, when you are stressed and/or angry, you look for things to take your stress and anger out on. You also, whether subconsciously or otherwise, scan the environment for things that PROVE life is stressful and awful.

    When we are mindful and remove the stress, or at least the effects of stress, we remove the negative filter, allowing ourselves to perceive situations as they really are.

    You Will Become a Better Listener

    Most people are awful listeners because they don’t give their full attention to what the other person is saying. They let their mind wander, thinking their own thoughts while the other person is speaking!

    When you practice mindfulness, you practice being in the present moment FULLY. You get into the habit of being fully present no matter what you are doing. You will be SHOCKED at how much of a better listener you become and how this can drastically improve your communication and relationships with others!!

    An Increase in Self-Awareness

    A lot of people are self-involved, but not that many are self-aware. There is a BIG difference.

    Being self-aware means you know what you are feeling in any given moment. Our emotions are really a way for us to navigate through the world and our life. But so many people shove their feelings way down.

    Mindful meditation places you in the present moment and heightens your awareness not only of your outer environment but also your inner environment.

    Awareness of Others’ Emotions

    Mindfulness raises your overall emotional intelligence. This means you become aware of your own emotions and others’ as well. Being in the moment and seeing how the other person is feeling tends to calm a situation that might otherwise quicky become heated and out of hand.

    More Able to Forgive

    Mindfulness is not just about being fully in the present moment; it’s about observing the present moment without judgement. When we can observe without judgement, we begin to lose our need for finding faults with ourself and others. This puts us in a space to be far more able to forgive and let go of hurts.

    I never imagined all those years ago that my commitment to a mindful meditation practice could improve not only my physical health, but the health of my relationships. I encourage you to begin your own practice so you can improve the connections you have with loved ones.

    Prue – https://www.prudencesinclair.com

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    Q & A with Bernie – May 9, 2022

    Question for Bernie:

    Dear Dr. Siegel,

    I came across your name on the web after doing some soul searching.

    I wanted to please ask you if you believe that our brain is the receiver of consciousness?

    There is so much conflicting information on the internet, and I would very much appreciate your opinion.

    Also, do you believe that our consciousness is eternal?

    Thank you so much.

    Bernie’s Answer:

    My answer is “yes” to both questions.

    I have lived the truth.


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    Q & A with Bernie – May 2, 2022

    Question for Bernie:

    I am a woman in my late 50s who has had binge eating issues most of my life.  It makes losing weight and/or keeping it off, difficult, at best.  I am ashamed, sneaky, depressed, etc. but I deserve to live the balance of my life free from this hell.  So this is an easy question, right?  ;-) How can I do this?

    Thank you for you considering answering my question.

    Bernie’s Answer:

    Love yourself, not the food.

    Several times a day sit naked before a mirror and love your body.


    Response to Bernie’s Answer:

    I thank you very much for your response.  As easy as that sounds, you know it’s very difficult.  I will commit to do this for 30 days and hope to see some positive changes.  I’m getting to a point where I do believe I deserve it. Thank you.

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    Sand Dollars

    It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing
    because you can
    only do little—
    do what you can
    –Sydney Smith

    Perhaps you have heard the story about the boy on the beach throwing washed-up sand dollars back into the water.

    A man walks by and asks, “Why are you doing that?  There are thousands of them washed up.  You can’t make a difference.”

    The boy picks one up and throws it back into the ocean, “I did for that one.”

    Remember, by changing one life you change the world.  Every action has its effects.  So make a difference and help someone get back into the ocean of life.  You need not risk your life carrying them through the surf, but find out what they need to get back into the swim.  Then help them do it.

    Make a difference; throw one sand dollar back, and you will be doing your part.

    - Bernie

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    Q & A with Bernie – April 18, 2022

    Question for Bernie:

    Dr. Siegel,

    I am from Guatemala. I just finished my surgery residency. For the past 5 years I have follow your teachings. I admire your courage and your leadership. It would be a great gift in life if I could meet you. Do you give this kind of opportunity? The medical world needs more of your kind and I just want to learn more from you.

    Thank you. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind regards.

    Bernie’s Answer:

    Read my books Love, Medicine & Miracles and The Art of Healing to start with.

    Using crayons, draw yourself working as a doctor and email it for me to discuss with you.  We can also  discuss what I am attaching.


    Response to Bernie:

    Dr Siegel,

    I felt so happy and lucky to find your emails and what an honor it would be to meet you.  I will find a way to travel and meet you in person someday soon, I hope. For now I will greatly appreciate our emails exchange or zoom meeting. I will love to learn from you any means available.

    I have read your books, I have seen and heard your talks and enjoyed them, I practice what I could of them during my residency. I loved to find a mystical surgeon with a holistic view of the patient. Surgical residency does not teach an integrated view of the patient.

    I also enjoyed the books of Elizabeth Kubler Ross.

    I draw myself as you told me and attached it. I am not sure if I am a surgeon though or if I am just a different surgeon from the prototypes that I have known here.

    Thank you for your availability. Looking forward for your answer.

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    How to Stay Positive and Productive When Living with a Chronic Illness

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    Good morning, lovely YOU!

    I met a wonderful woman over the weekend who, while dealing with a debilitating disease, started a business from her bed! She still lives with this disease, though she has found lifestyle changes and treatment options that help her live more “normally.”

    She and I had a lovely conversation comparing notes about how we managed to accomplish things and remain productive when most of the time we could barely function physically. I was telling her about being diagnosed with terminal cancer decades ago and that I was given just months to live. I was not only scared out of my properly-functioning mind, but most days felt like utter garbage. And yet I was still on this mission to find answers; to find the kind of medicine that would save my life. That was a full-time job and some of it was done from my bed or sofa!

    Anyway, I thought this would make an interesting blog post, because the truth is, the majority, if not all, of the information online about how to be productive and how to be positive is usually not from the point of view of someone facing a chronic illness and/or debilitating disease.

    Think about some of the advice you’ve herd over the years about being a positive and productive person. They tell you to do things like “Get up at 5AM”… “Workout first thing in the morning”… “Set goals and stick to them”… “Keep a consistent routine”… etc.

    Well I’ve got news for whoever is writing these kinds of articles: If you are living with a debilitating disease, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE for you to keep a routine, exercise first thing – or even exercise at all, get up very early and set goals and stick to them. Life with a major illness means your body will force you to sleep whenever it wants or needs. It means you’ll set a goal, but maybe won’t reach it because you’re too busy puking your guts out. A consistent routine? Ha! The only thing consistent when I was fighting cancer was my desire to make the pain and fear of dying go away!

    No, that advice simply doesn’t work when you are living with a chronic, debilitating disease. And yet, despite the disease, life is going on all around you. You may still have to try and work to put food on the table. You still have to try and raise the family and be the business leader your staff is counting on.

    Here are some ways I managed to stay positive, motivated and productive when I was battling cancer years ago.

    Stop Trying to be Perfect (Or who you were before you got sick)

    Even when we are at peak health, we will never be perfect. It’s just not a realistic goal. And it’s really not realistic when you are battling a major illness.

    If you are battling a chronic disease or debilitating illness, you have probably found that you can’t do what you used to do. Maybe you were someone who could easily write an awesome email to a coworker, and now you find your mind just isn’t as sharp as it was. Maybe you used to be able to clean your entire house in 3 hours, and now just cleaning up the kitchen takes a toll on you.

    Now is not the time to try and perform every task perfectly or how you used to. Save your energy and your sanity for those tasks that do require a certain level of high performance and let everything be “as good as you can manage to get it.” You can’t be productive or positive if you are getting bogged down in all of the things you can’t do. Get one or two things done and done well, and the rest, do the best you can and leave it at that!

    Don’t Bite off More Than You Can Chew

    In addition to not trying to perform every task perfectly, you shouldn’t be trying to do as much right now. You only have so much energy and ability to focus, so you’ve got to really pick and choose where you are going to put your energy and attention.

    Do you have to answer every single email?

    Do you have to attend every single social event?

    Do you have to clean the entire house, make cookies, wash the dogs AND vacuum your car?

    No, you really don’t. Please make the smartest decisions you can right now and be patient with yourself.

    Prioritize Tasks Based on Ability

    When I was battling cancer, there were days I felt pretty good and had a decent amount of energy. Then there were those days I felt incredibly sick and really emotional. I learned I needed to make a to-do list and prioritize tasks based on my ability that day.

    So for instance, I had a running list of things I needed to tackle and would decide what got done that day based on the length of the task, how my mind was working, how my body was working, how able I was to handle stress, etc. Those days I was feeling quite well, I prioritized the biggest/hardest tasks. Those days I was barely able to function, I tackled something far smaller.

    Each day I tried to do something to stay productive, but I was realistic about the types of tasks I could accomplish.

    Celebrate Your Victories

    I spent far too much time at the beginning of my illness getting down on myself for all of the things I couldn’t do. I was full of despair and in a big BIG funk. I learned quickly that in order to heal, I would have to remain as positive as I could. And to do THAT I would have to celebrate myself and all of my victories big and small.

    That meant there were days I actually celebrated the fact that I got out of bed, showered and dressed. That may not seem like a win to a healthy person but when you are battling a major illness, let me tell you, that is cause for celebration!

    Celebrate yourself, all of your efforts and everything you are able to accomplish, no matter how grand or simple.

    If you are living with a chronic disease or debilitating illness, you can stay positive and productive. But you CAN’T follow the same-old typical advice on how to do it. Hopefully if you follow the tips I’ve shared with you, you will be able to get the things done that really need to get done and feel good about yourself at the same time!

    Be kind to yourself!

    Prue – https://www.prudencesinclair/blog.com

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    Q & A with Bernie – April 11, 2022

    Message for Bernie:

    Dear Bernie,

    I reflect on my life, this being now my 50th year. Due to a major brain injury and other broken parts of me, I, for my 20th birthday, was told I would never walk again—I have; never talk again—I do; and would never be cured of seizures, and I am.  I was so close to taking my life back then as the ‘fits’ scared me every day. Then I saw your book and read it. I’m from a police family background, so you can imagine the looks I got from family members as I did visualizatio. From a wheelchair then, now to a millionaire with 2 kids. Thank you! The hundreds of people I now, in turn, help with my company net-patrol, thank you too. Thanks Dr. Forever.

    Bernie’s response:

    God bless you.

    Here’s a big hug and thanks for making my life meaningful too.

    - Bernie

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    The Health Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    Hello Lovely YOU!

    Spring has finally arrived, which means many gardeners have already begun starting their vegetable plants from seeds. If you garden, you know how exciting it is to finally see those tiny, delicate green seedlings begin to sprout up from the soil.

    What you may not know is that plant sprouts are loaded with powerful nutrients that can be very beneficial to our health. No, they are not just something from your local salad bar – these sprouts are often real medicine.

    Case in point: broccoli sprouts.

    Until fairly recently, no one had ever heard of or given any thought to broccoli sprouts. We certainly weren’t looking at them as a major player in the fight against cancer.

    But that all changed in 1997 when a group of scientists at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine made a breakthrough discovery: these tiny little sprouts contain ten to 100 times more Sulforaphane than mature broccoli.

    What Makes Sulforaphane so Powerful?

    Scientists have known about the health benefits of sulforaphane for quite some time. It’s this plant compound that makes cruciferous vegetables so incredibly healthy.

    Sulforaphane is a sulfur-rich compound and has been found to have cancer-fighting properties. Raw veggies have the highest levels of this beneficial plant compound. In fact, one study found that raw broccoli had 10x the amount of sulforaphane than cooked broccoli.

    It turns out our bodies have a stress-response pathway, known as NRF2. This pathway controls over 200 genes in our body that are responsible for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant processes. Find something that activates this pathway and you’ve found a way to suppress inflammation, activate detoxification, and encourage antioxidants to “do their thing.”

    It just so happens sulforaphane activates that pathway!

    While adult broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts contain sulforaphane, broccoli sprouts contain 100-400 times the amount!

    But Can Broccoli Sprouts Really Fight and Prevent Cancer?

    Since 1997, broccoli sprouts have been vigorously studied. They have been found to do everything from help your heart, support strong bones, improve respiratory function, protect your brain and more.

    But their real power lies in their ability to fight and prevent certain cancers. The sulforaphane I mentioned inhibits the function of phase 1 enzymes, which activate pro-carcinogens (substances that turn into carcinogens that begin cancer). The compound then goes on to activate phase II enzymes, which are the good guys that help detoxify your body of potential carcinogens and other disease-causing compounds.

    Here are some of the specific cancers broccoli sprouts have been shown to fight in scientific studies:

    Throat Cancer

    Animal studies have found that broccoli sprouts protect against oral cancer, specifically head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

    Lung Cancer

    A 2005 study with mice found that sulforaphane had the ability to prevent lung cancer caused by tobacco carcinogens.

    Colon Cancer

    Lab studies have found that broccoli sprouts, specifically the sulforaphane within, causes cell death and permanent DNA breakage in colon cancer cells while leaving the surrounding healthy cells unaffected!

    Prostate Cancer

    The selenium in broccoli sprouts has been found to stop the expression of a protein that negatively affects the immune system, allowing cancers like prostate cancer, melanoma and leukemia to flourish.

    Breast Cancer

    A mouse study found that sulforaphane stops the growth of breast cancer stem cells and may even be able to stop cells from growing in the first place.

    Bladder Cancer

    Another mouse study found broccoli sprout extract may slow and top the spreading of bladder cancer.

    Skin Cancer

    And finally, animal studies have also found promising results with broccoli sprouts’ ability to protect against skin cancer! Boy did I wish I knew about these wonderful seeds before I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma years ago. I just bought more supplies from Hippocrates Institute and after 6 hours of soaking in purified water they will be ready to start sprouting and I will get to enjoy them on my salads this weekend. Yummy!

    Should You Grow or Take a Supplement?

    Now that you know how wonderful these little sprouts are, you may be wondering how to go about getting them into your diet. Well, you have the option of growing the sprouts yourself or finding a quality supplement and taking that instead.

    If you are someone that loves growing vegetables, then this may be the best option. It’s easy to do, though takes some diligence, and this is the cheaper option. You can eat ½ to a cup of these sprouts a day to gain the benefits.

    However, if you don’t have a green thumb and know you won’t commit to the daily and weekly process of growing the sprouts, then I would suggest finding a quality supplement.

    Nature is wonderful, always providing us with the medicine we need to stay healthy!

    Happy Spring! Happy Sprouting!



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    Q & A with Bernie – April 4, 2022

    Hi Bernie,

    The gratitude I have for your work and book Peace, Love and Healing, cannot be expressed in words. I’m overwhelmed today as I realize it was published in or around the time I was diagnosed with MS. Later I was diagnosed after x-rays with scoliosis and was told they could either put pins in my back or I could find myself a good chiropractor which I did. I bought an inversion table, and pursue dark cell microscopy, Shiatsu, ultra-violet, infrared laser and many other therapies. I try to eat organic and grow the sweetest tomatoes on the block in addition to herbs, beans, and prescribed cannabis. In fact, the woman who does my blood work teaches and uses me as an example.

    At the time when I was introduced to your book, I was an out-patient at St Michael’s MS clinic in Toronto, ON, Canada. I had to jump through some hoops to get into the clinic and essentially had to fire a neurologist and neurosurgeon who had very negative forecasts . So, I was grateful because Dr. Paul O’Connor who last I was aware was Chief of Neurology at the MS clinic accepted me as a patient and I was a handful because I don’t like the words no or can’t. It goes against Taoist philosophy and what I was taught by my parents. The water current moves around the boulder and becomes stronger or as my late father used to say, “Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead”.

    The day Dr. O’Connor shook my hand and told me I no longer had to see him unless I found it necessary was extremely empowering. I have not been back since and had been an out- patient for around 18 years.

    I received your book from a student of 2 Tai Chi Masters when I was helping- out, in an adapted Tai Chi exercise class for people challenged with an MS diagnosis. Both masters took me under their wing and were patient, tolerant and compassionate enough to teach me exercises that I still practice every day as part of my physiotherapy, which also includes yoga. I brought your book into the MS clinic shortly after diagnosis and we had a number of discussions/debates about alternative therapies, EFAs, Gluten/Diet, Mindset, Exercise, and Logic and Reason etc.

    Your book changed my life and I have told many people about it including our AG when I commented re MAID and how being diagnosed at an early stage in ones’ life does not necessarily mean disaster.

    These days I’m also experiencing inguinal fluid displacement that seems to go away for periods of up to 11 hours some days even when I’m active and lifting when I reach the right state of mind and perhaps that is also why I am contacting you today. For instance, as I am now in a calm state because I know when you reach out there is always an echo response in the universe, I just finished 2 physio sets with no inflammation.

    My work focus is on healing the planet and supporting humanitarian causes. The company I own with my partner was built from scratch when finding enough money to buy food or pay rent or utilities was a big challenge.

    My wish for you and Lucille is longevity, health, and happiness because I feel you have earned it.

    Thank you for you very valued compassionate contribution to humanity.

    Best Regards ~

    Bernie’s Response:

    Where there is talent, things happen. I am proud of you.

    I can coach, but you showed up for practice.

    Bless you.


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