We are Our Own Healers with Benjamin Alter, ND: PYP 342

Benjamin Alter, ND, treats his patients as if they actually have the power to heal themselves.

This power introduces a wonderful and frustrating messiness into the scientific pursuit of truth. It's hard to control for. It's hard to randomize for. And it's hard to replicate.

In fact, science has dealt with this messiness by, at best, pretending it doesn't exist, and at worst, actively denigrating people's subjective experiences of illness and healing.

In our conversation, Ben and I talk about his definition of health, and how it connects to freedom.

And why our increased lifespans over the past 50 years may not equate to true health. Despite having medical technologies and pharmaceutical innovations like never before, we are disempowered by our dependence on these external sources, not of health, but of symptom remediation.

There's plenty of solution-talk in our conversation as well. We talk about how align with the law of the universe to take back our own agency, and how to make the world a healthier place for everyone.

Here's the video, in which you can see the lovely artwork in Ben's office that we discuss at the very top of the show:

Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.

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Ben's Practice Site: Alter Health

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