The third leading cause of death in the US is iatrogenic illness, or death due to the so-called ‘side-effects’ of the pharmaceutical drugs that are supposed to be curing people – not killing them.
Despite the many undisputed miracles of modern medicine, many limitations arise when treating systemic biological diseases with synthesized chemical attacks on symptoms, rather than an holistic treatment of underlying root causes. There is considerable evidence that many of us might better avoid many modern diseases through embracing ‘upstream’ preventative measures, such as diet and lifestyle factors, rather than relying on an endless supply of ‘downstream’ medications.
In addition to fixing our food supply, replacing manufactured, denatured products with biological, nutritional produce, The Re-Generation will investigate what else can we do to regenerate ourselves, from a cellular level.
Recent studies suggest that phytonutrient-rich, plant-based diets can switch on over 500 immune-boosting genes responsible for cancer prevention.
In front of baffled scientists, Wim Hof has boosted his own immune responses to fight off the e-coli endotoxin injected into his bloodstream – just by using the power of ‘breath and belief’.
Chiropractor Dr Joe Dispenza cured his own paralysis and has become a pioneer in the field of mental processes impacting physical systems.
Bruce Lipton has shown the degree to which the ‘epigenetic background’ of social and environmental factors – from diet to stress levels and mindfulness – are responsible for switching genes on and off and thereby triggering disease.
Modern research has shown that many psychedelic compounds are not only beneficial for treating conditions from cancer to depression and addiction, but also promote biofilia, that innate sense of belonging to the natural world that so much of humanity appears to have lost and which we so urgently need to regain.
The Re-Generation will explore this emerging new paradigm in healthcare with many world-leading luminaries, showing how all of us can regenerate our health, cheaply, effectively and with minimal intervention, plus reconnect with nature in the process.
The Re-Generation founder Rory Spowers explored Psychedelic Medicine Research and Drug Policy Reform with Amanda Feilding from Beckley Foundation, Dr David Luke from Greenwich University and David Restrepo from Colombia’s Coca and Rural Development Research Programme, at the Port Eliot Festival launch of The Re-Generation, 25 to 28 July 2019.