May 4

Learn how to control lifestyle diseases

control lifestyle diseases

“When do I draw the short straw in the lifestyle diseases lottery?”

This question is put wrong. The right question should be, “What can I do to keep myself healthy?”

We cannot rewrite our DNA. We can adjust our lifestyle and our daily patterns, so they do not trigger a particular disease which each of us has a hereditary tendency to develop. That is the only way we can influence and control lifestyle diseases.

Modern research shows that systemic inflammation is the source of many lifestyle diseases. These diseases are well known – asthma, cancer, diabetes one and two, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative dementia diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, overweight, osteoporosis and many others.

Stress as a common trigger

We think that these are very different illnesses, but they all have a common trigger. The trigger is stress over an extended period. I’m not talking about that type of stress commonly talked about, namely mental stress. We also subject to other forms of stress. Stress from faulty nutrition. Stress in the form of toxic substances. Stress from contaminated food or contaminated air. Stress from high tempo and high expectations.

When stress becomes chronic, our immune system becomes overworked – in a state of constant alertness. Inflammation, which is the first response of the immune system, thus also becomes a chronic condition.

Under the circumstances, the body cannot detoxify itself. The body cannot create good blood flow. Lymph flow becomes clogged, many simultaneous systemic disorders occur in the body.

We overlook danger signals

If we are to try to work on disease prevention, you must first understand how physiology works and then we must create sensitivity to the things that threaten our health. How can we protect ourselves from psychological stress? How can we protect ourselves from bad nutrition? How can we learn to listen to the signals that the body sends us without repeatedly ignoring them? For all of this is what we often do.

If we were better at listening to those signals, the genetic code would not respond to inducing symptoms to which we are particularly disposed.

We are susceptible to various diseases, but it’s always the same thing that triggers our genes, namely stress caused by inappropriate lifestyle or the whole chain of inappropriate and prolonged loading.

Awareness and knowledge

Throughout the complete range of courses that we have developed in the Sakharoff Protocol, you work intensively to understand physiology and how we translate this understanding into practical daily exercises.

Concerning lifestyle diseases, we have substantial and well-documented knowledge of which stressors are at play. Two of the most significant stressors are what we eat and how we breathe. Both of these have changed substantially over the past two centuries.

We have faulty respiration

85% of people in the Western world suffer from CHVS, Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome. It’s about responding to increasing our breathing volume in response to chronic stress. Then the gas balance changes in the lungs and the blood, the pH drops in the tissues which is due to too much lactic acid production in the tissues.

It’s not just because we consume acidic foods; mainly it is because we breathe incorrectly due to stress response. This highly overlooked mechanism causes systemic inflammation and therefore disease. We can change these breathing patterns with daily moderated training and attention, which is an integral part of all Sakharoff Lifesaver courses.

We eat too much and too badly

Another important aspect is what we put in our mouth. In this context, the sensitivity to notice is: “Am I satiated, am I full up?”

More often than not we overeat because we are not sensitive enough to listen to our body’s signals. Another aspect we overlook is that we get the body used to eating wrongly.

A modern diet is mainly composed of inflammatory and inflammation amplifying foods,Refined carbohydrates – bread, flour, flour products, cookies, ingredients in almost all processed food. Sugar, glucose, and HCFS/ high fructose corn syrup which is an ingredient of a lot of foods and drinks.
Trans fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids and hydrogenated oils, most are both inflammatory and directly carcinogenic and also exacerbate the symptoms of asthma.

We are moving in the wrong way

There are other things in our lifestyle that increase our exposure to systemic inflammation and lifestyle diseases.

We sit too much during the day and move to little. In our courses we integrate exercise and motion in everyday life, from morning to evening so that it won’t only be a single hour in the fitness centre, after hours of sedentary work.
Some people move a lot. They run every day. They perform fitness training, but nevertheless, end up getting sick. Perhaps they’ve overtrained. Probably they have hyperventilated.

Under all circumstances the body’s signals have been repeatedly ignored. In the course, we aim to adapt motion and training individually, we moderate motion in order to ensure your health.

Our eating times are not adjusted to promote health and fit our sleep patterns. In the course we also work on changing these patterns, so we get better sleep and better restitution.

We can do better

When you sign up for a free trial of four weeks, you will get a deeper insight. Exactly in week four, you will get a deeper insight as to how to prevent diseases by adjusting your daily routines slightly, your way of exercising, your eating habits, your sleeping habits and your working habits.

Habits are some of the hardest things in life to change. Therefore all Sakharoff courses are built on the principle of small, doable and sustainable steps.

Learning to change lifestyle and control lifestyle diseases takes time, and it requires many small steps, quite a lot of focus and a lot of support. All this we give ourselves and each other on courses and in the weekly Question & Answer sessions.


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  1. this sentence in your blog post
    “Under all circumstances the body’s signals have been overheard,” has a mistake. I think you meant “ignored, “ not “overheard.” you were undoubtedly meaning that the signaks were not heard or sonehow drowned out by the stress responses to such a degree that we no longer were listening to or observing the various signals.

  2. you also use the word “overhearing “ inappropriately as what you mean is driwning out the sensitivity to the signals. I think this kind of mistake is due to neith you nor Misha being native speakers of English despite your great ability to speak in English as well as in several other kanguages.

    1. Dear Bud, Steve has lived in Denmark many years. That’s a blessing for our little company, as he is one of the major drivers in our health-work… He is otherwise a real fine Englishman. Many years in Denmark made him use some Danish words thar remind of the English ones. Overhøre means ‘hear but ignore’ in Danish. In English it means just ‘hear incidentally’. Thanks for your help <3

  3. Asthma is almost entirely iatrogenic produced as a consequence of medicatiins being used to address intitiak symptoms of wheezing and a sense of shortness of breath. Instead of realizing that wheezing is our bidies attempt to protect us keeping tixic particles and gasses from getting into our alviolae by constructing the terminal bronchi and eventually through all our lungs helpers of phlegm , cilia, and coughing, to rid our lungs if that toxicity. Instead of heloing by using steam to clear the lungs, doctors give broncho dialators which are adrenaline based and open the airways to give some relief which ends up allowing the toxic naterials and gasses to get through to the alviolae creating a chronic condition. Then steroids are used to bring diwn the inflamation which creates greater permiability of our body to firther invaders and breakdowns. A critical analysis of this can be seen including the emotional factors in the book by Peter Parkinson, MD, a most higjly regarded cardio pulmonologist from New Zealand whose colleague, Bill Roe, MD rescued and helped to cure many very seriously ill children with the worst form of asthma, Status asthmaticus with steam treatments and tender reassuring loving care and NO USE OF MEDS. Dr. Roe’s paper may be seen on my website

    1. Dear Bud, thanks for your comment, I tend to agree with you 100% here. Generally, iatrogenic effects occur mostly because of inappropriate treatments from conventional medicine. They approach multi-factorial syndromes as mono-factorial illnesses – with freaking pills and invasive methods. Instead of addressing the causes they address symptoms. Very silly in deed. And potentially death-bringing too.

      Having said that I need to immerse into Drs Parkinson and Roe. You have been so sweet reminding me about that… a couple of years actually. I’m sorry to not having prioritised it yet. I’m re-reading Dr.Bredesen’s book The End of Alzheimers now. We make 6-months course in Denmark to (re)educate medical professionals to be able to stop cognitive decline. Then maybe we will try to go to England 🙂

      Love Misha

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