God, Medicine, and Being Yourself

How to find true health with Paul Chek.

How do you find true health? In this episode, Paul Chek explores how unapologetically being yourself, facing your true stress, and living a life of purpose can help you reach your full healing potential, whether you’re a patient or practitioner.

In This Episode

Paul Chek’s Background … 00:07:21
Starting the Chek Institute … 00:13:22
Health Obsession & Fanaticism … 00:15:44
What is Healthy? … 00:24:34
Cultivating a Healthy Life Purpose … 00:29:58
Merits vs Pitfalls of Religion … 00:39:16
Why People Become Fanatics … 00:55:47
The Health Risks of “Wearing Masks” & Being Yourself … 01:02:15
The Placebo Power of Costumes & Ceremonial Clothing … 01:14:46
Living Your Purpose Can Be Difficult … 01:20:14

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Health Obsession & Diet Fanatics

  • People become neurotic fanatics to off-gas their stress.
  • Health problems often stem from things beyond the physical, e.g. relationships and stress.
  • Helping people overcome these stresses should be central to the healing process.
  • Healthcare providers should be more cognizant about potentiation of fanaticism

What is Healthy?

  • Healthy is not being “perfect”, but having an internal sense of ease and looking forward to growth and improvement
  • Having a purpose is key for good health.

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Pitfalls vs. Benefits of Religion & Secularism

  • We can find many fallacious practices in secularism and in religion
  • Secular dogma exists.
  • Religion creates community and shared purpose, which is healthy, even if dogma is present. It also helps deal with the anxiety of unanswerable questions (like what happens after death).

The Health Risks of Wearing Metaphorical Masks & Being Yourself

  • Having to mask your true self creates health problems.
  • Be your true self, even in professional settings, as appropriate.
  • Shamans and modern day healing professionals wear ceremonial dress, which can encourage the power of the placebo effect.
  • Be more fun, people are looking for an excuse to be happier and more authentic.

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