Did you know that every single organ and system in your body—from your bones to your heart, to your brain and everything in between—will regenerate itself completely multiple times over the course of your life? You grow a completely new heart every 15 years, your bones are only two years old, your lungs and skin are around two to four weeks old, and your intestines have replaced all their cells within the last three days.
So, if this is the case, why do chronic health issues persist over weeks, months and years? Why does our health typically deteriorate over time instead of improve as we age? And what are those lucky few people doing who seem to enjoy radiant, disease-free health and longevity well into old age that the rest of us aren’t? Is it their genes, their eating habits, their lifestyle, their mindset, all of the above or something else entirely?
The Secrets to Longevity, DNA Repair and Deep Healing
Figuring out the answers to the above questions requires a diverse background of training, skills and experience in a number of fields—from the traditional health sciences to the cutting edges of neuroscience and epigenetics, to the far reaches of transpersonal psychology, ethnobotany, energy medicine and beyond—ones that someone like Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. is uniquely suited for.
As a respected and prolific medical anthropologist who has spent nearly 30 years working alongside the world’s leading medical researchers and doctors, as well as spending equal amounts of time studying the ancient healing modalities and alternative medicine traditions of the indigenous tribes throughout the Americas, Villoldo holds unique insight into the roots of disease and the secrets of longevity that emerge from blending the best of science, psychology and spirituality.
And what he has discovered in his 30-year journey is nothing short of extraordinary—that longevity, genetic rejuvenation and repair, and deep healing of virtually any and all ailments of a mental, emotional or physical nature can be accomplished through a powerful five-phase process that blends the best of both ancient and modern science.
The 5 Steps to Growing a New Body
In Alberto’s new book Grow a New Body, he dives deep into the science, supplements and daily practices needed to accomplish all of the above and far more in a remarkably short period of time—as little as 7 days if his protocols are followed steadfastly and correctly.
In the book, he dives deep into the 5 key phases anyone seeking to restore their body to optimal health and create lasting, lifelong wellness must undergo.
Phase 1. Discovering Your Inner Healer
In Alberto’s own words, Phase 1 is about addressing the most foundational roots of health and disease:
“In the West we do not have a health-care system, we have a disease-care system that recognizes thousands of ailments and myriad remedies. Shamanic medicine traditions, on the other hand, identify only one ailment and one cure. The ailment is alienation—from our emotions, from our bodies, from the earth, and from Spirit. The symptoms of this ailment are physical and emotional disease. The cure is the experience of Oneness, which restores inner harmony and facilitates recovery from all maladies, regardless of origin.
When our minds, our emotions, our relationships, or our bodies go out of kilter, we tend to ignore the problem until something goes very wrong—a scary diagnosis, a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, or simply an inability to function easily in everyday life. When things are a little bad, we read a self-help book or go to a workshop. When they’re really bad, we bring in experts to fix the problem—oncologists to address cancer, neurologists to repair the brain, psychologists to help us find peace and understand our family of origin. But this fragmented approach to health is merely a stopgap. To truly heal, we need to rediscover the original recipe for wellness discovered millennia ago: One Spirit Medicine.
One Spirit Medicine states that the best way to heal and maintain health is to grow a new body on a regular basis. It recognizes the body as a system, not as a collection of parts that can be medicated or replaced when they go wrong. You cannot repair the heart without attending to the gut and the brain, and vice versa. And Western science has shown us that you can begin to grow a new body in as little as seven days.”
Phase 2. Shedding the Old Ways
The old ways Alberto refers to are the outdated methods of Western “disease care” medicine in favor of the new science of preventative, holistic functional medicine. In order to truly achieve radiant levels of health, wellness and longevity, we literally need to reboot our bodies and minds at the deepest levels, which requires proactive lifestyle changes that work to support health every day, not once we become sick after years of neglecting and abusing our bodies unintentionally or otherwise.
There are three keys to doing this effectively according to Alberto’s research:
1. Detoxifying and repairing the gut-grain
2. Switching on your longevity genes with diet
3. Supplementing with superfoods and other holistic power medicines
The end result of this program is a completely upgraded brain and body that kick off the epigenetic repairs needed to sustain radiant health for the rest of your life.
Phase 3. Resetting Your Death Clock
Phase 3 is all about repairing health at the cellular level, which is also intimately connected to the mental and emotional levels in a powerful mind-body feedback loop. To do that fully, you’ll need to learn to transform dysfunctional emotional patterns founded on anger and fear, and how to supplement with certain nutrients that can help to improve higher-brain function and help you manage stress.
During this phase, you’ll also learn to work with and optimize your mitochondria (the power centers of your body) along with how to reset your cells’ “death clocks” and switch on longevity proteins controlled by mitochondria that extend life exponentially. You’ll learn exactly what free radicals and inflammation do to the body and how to reverse the damage, and you’ll discover ancient shamanic techniques used for thousands of years that can upgrade your body and brain. It is infinitely less complicated than it sounds, and part of Alberto’s genius is offering easy things you can do that achieve many of these goals at once.
Phase 4. Whole-Self Rebirth
Phase 4 supports you in the process of letting go of old, unhealthy ways of thinking so that you can experience full spectrum mind-body healing. You’ll learn how to shed outworn narratives about your past and embrace a new, liberating personal story. You’ll overcome fear of loss and change, and discover a new purpose for your life journey.
Phase 5. The Longevity Lifestyle
In Phase 5, you combine everything you’ve learned from the previous four steps into action. This is where the magic happens—in just seven days you will initiate a radical healing process in the body that will speed up the regeneration and repair of every organ and system in your body with new, upgraded genetic information and proper functioning that works at the deepest levels to restore the optimal functioning of your body and mind.
You will learn to change what and when you eat in order to enter into ketosis to activate the regions in the brain that will allow you to have an experience of Oneness. You will also learn to work with neuro-nutrients available at your health-food store that detoxify the body and brain and switch on the genes that create health and longevity. Lastly, you will learn how to do a soul retrieval to recover the vibrant and innocent parts of yourself that were lost because of childhood trauma.
A Proven Process of Rejuvenation
The Grow a New Body rejuvenation program outlined in Alberto’s new book is the result of decades of research and study both in the lab and at the front lines of holistic medicine, and has been successfully implemented and fine-tuned for the last 10 years with thousands of people from around the world.
Backed by the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, quantum biology, psycho-neurobiology, functional and mind-body medicine, this book is a powerhouse of wisdom of all flavors and highly practical, real-world tested information that anyone can use to supercharge their health in a remarkably short period of time—just one week!
To start the 7-day Grow a New Body Protocol, order a copy of Alberto’s book Grow a New Body for yourself at: growanewbody.com
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About The Author
Meghan McDonald is the Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Conscious Lifestyle Magazine. She holds a master’s degree in social psychology from San Diego State University where she conducted award-winning research into the nature of human social behavior. She is an advocate for many environmental and social justice causes and a champion of social impact-focused brands and products that adhere to high sustainability and ethical standards. As a regular travel and lifestyle contributor to Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, Meghan funnels her extensive knowledge of natural products, organic living, and consumer behavior into researching and reviewing brands and products that promote health, wellbeing, sustainability, equality, and positive social change. She has traveled to over 25 countries and loves exploring diverse destinations worldwide while documenting the local artisans and businesses offering conscious, healthy alternatives.