From The Desk of Josh Gitalis

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Everyone is looking for “the cure”… the cure for cancer, the cure for diabetes, the cure for heart disease, the cure for everything. What is a cure, anyway?

The cure for cancer is defined as someone who has been cancer-free for at least five years. With other conditions, the cure might simply mean the absence of disease.

If you cut out a diseased tissue, is the body really cured? Isn’t disease a condition of the whole body? Isn’t everything connected?

The word “cure”, however, makes us believe a number of things:

  • It’s a passive process.
  • Can be fear-based.
  • There’s something “out there” that is going to heal us.
  • One drug, surgery, or treatment will cure us.
  • It’s not my job.
  • The disease/condition is gone.
  • I can continue living the way I want to, now that I’m cured.

This mentality takes away the power of the individual to play an active role in their health and healing.

We must switch from a cure-oriented mentality to a healing-oriented mentality. The healing mentality has a number of different distinctions that empower the individual and don’t leave them at the mercy of the treatment.


  • Is an active process.
  • Does not involve fear as a motivator.
  • Is a process in which multiple parties are involved; yourself and your loved ones.
  • Involves the physical body as well and the mental, emotional, and spiritual faculties.
  • May or may not involve the absence of the disease/condition.
  • Is a continuous process and practice.
  • Happens from within-out.

Instead of looking for cures, we should focus more on finding ways to heal, and a cure will be sure to follow.