Dis-ease – a soul message

Our bodies manifest dis-ease as a message to our souls. Of course accidents happen and illness occurs, but as healer, I have yet to encounter a dis-ease that does not hold a lesson.

I know the importance of maintaining physical well being through healthy lifestyle choices, yet when injury or illness occurs, I too get the opportunity to practice self healing.

Receiving the gift of the dis-ease is the first step toward wellness.

On page 153 of LoveDance: Awakening the Divine Daughter  Mary Magdalen teaches a beautiful lesson on the message of dis-ease.

May you be well,

Deborah Maragopoulos MN FNP-BC

Mucking Parasites

This morning I was mucking the corral, removing the old sodden straw from under the oak tree that my mare likes to lie under. The green swampy aroma of wet hay brought me back three and half decades as I remembered sampling the same kind of muck for my freshman biology class—the beginning of my love affair with science.

Mucking is hard work. I’m sure to feel it later. But the swampy soup of microbes living under this matt of straw must be moved. It’s not good for the oak tree and it’s not good for my mare. Unfortunately her wet slimy bed is contributing to the thrush in her hooves.

We live in a world of microbes. Some are parasites—feeding off of us, infecting us, weakening us. Some are symbiotic—helping us digest our food, protecting us from pathogens, breaking down our waste.

Thrush is horse fungus.  A parasitic microbe.

As I cleared the muck under the oak tree, I knew the sunlight would clear this parasite. The ground would dry enough to lay down fresh straw and my mare will be delighted. Fresh straw for a horse is like catnip for a kitty. She’ll be in heaven. And free of parasitic thrush.

How many times have I diagnosed parasites in my patients? Fungal infections, viral infections, intestinal parasites—all feeding off their resources, taking a toll on their health and wellbeing.

How many times have their parasitic infections been a reflection of their parasitic relationships in their lives? Human parasites—codependent relationships with loved ones and friends, emotionally abusive relationships at home and at work.

Parasitic relationships—inside and out.

Enlightening my patients as to the relationship between their internal parasites and those parasitic relationships in their external world helps begin their healing process. They recognize the connection and see the symbolism of their body’s language.

We all have skeletons in our closets. Old wounds, traumas, issues of dysfunction from childhood, from past relationships. Once we begin cleaning out our closets, we become aware of our parasitic relationships. Sometimes our body has to mirror the parasitic relationships as infestations before we recognize our human parasites.

And Genesis Gold often brings our parasitic relationships up to the surface of our consciousness. I created Genesis Gold to heal maladaptive genetic expression–one of which is vulnerability to parasites. Our body mirrors our soul’s lessons. Genesis Gold illuminates that which no longer serves, so we might release it.

As we begin to choose symbiotic over parasitic relationships, our reality shifts.

Dis-ease heals.

Relationships heal.

Yet like mucking a corral, mucking out parasites is hard work!

Parasites don’t give up easily. So be prepared for die off. Your parasites, whether they be microbes or humans, will hang on for dear life. They don’t want to be cut off from the source—of food, of finances, of emotional support—no matter how damaging for you.

Don’t give up. Stay the course. Treat the parasites. Then wait. They will come back. To test your vulnerability. So treat them again!

You’ll be sore. But it’ll be a good sore. Because you’ll know that you are choosing symbiosis.

Choosing to live in mutually beneficial relationships with everyone—microbes and humans alike.

So when the time is ripe, dig in and muck out your parasites—inside and out.


So cardiologists in Britain have it all figured out. MacStatin! Yes. Just add a little packet of statins to your fast food and you can eat all the high calorie, low nutritive food you like and not get heart disease. Really?

Well, it doesn’t work that way. Cholesterol lowering agents will not protect you from a gluttonous diet. Hippocrates said…a long time ago…Let Food Be Your Medicine…NOT Let Medicine Be Your Food!

You are what you eat! It’s true.

So much fuss about rising health care costs in this country. Well, I have a really simple plan to CURE AMERICA…Tax Sugar.

Yes, I’m serious. If a heavy tax was levied on sugar then low nutritive junk food would be so expensive that we would be forced to eat highly nutritious natural foods. The Sugar Tax would be used to pay for health care….simple. And guess what? By eating better, many of our health problems would disappear!

Imagine candy bars behind bars! Locked up because candy is so expensive that grocers fear candy theft!

Imagine the check out at the grocery store lined with…apples! And oranges and pears and cherries and grapes! Yes, fruit for the pickin’—inexpensive, easily accessible, healthy. Because all highly nutritive foods would be cheap, in comparison to low nutritive foods…our divine right to eat healthy and if you so choose—a luxury to eat junk!

Oh, you’re worried about pesticides on the produce. Well, don’t!  The Sugar Tax would be how we jump start the healing of our first world woes. A pyramid of taxes—with sugar at the base, followed by white flour, then a sliding tax scale based on nutritive value…the lower the nutritive value, the higher the tax on processed food…with a formidable exception…there will also be a tax on carbon footprint. The more energy it takes to get the food to market, the higher the tax—meaning it will save to eat local. The more natural foods would be the least expensive. Oh, and the pesticide covered produce—another level of taxes! No more feeding chickens and cows antibiotics and growth hormone, only completely organic foods, grown without pesticides and pharmaceuticals, with the lowest possible carbon footprint—will be not only the best food for us, but the least expensive!

Michele Obama is concerned that right now, the poor cannot afford to eat healthy foods. You can feed a family of four at McDonalds for $10…fresh produce, organic chicken, whole grains…are just too expensive. There is seriously something wrong with this system.

We can pay for all of our health care costs in this country without a “Cadillac Tax”, without socialized medicine, with free choice of health care providers, with insurance plans that favor healthy lifestyles…through the Sugar Tax!

So to begin: All forms of sugar would be taxed and all artificial sweeteners. Why? Because like sugar, artificial sweeteners increase insulin production leading to insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease. Really it’s not the fat that makes us fat. It’s the sugar!

Over twenty years ago, we were told to eat less fat so we began consuming more sugar to replace the fat. We are fatter, have more diabetes and heart disease, more learning disabilities, cancer, and immune dysfunction than ever before.

Cardiologists blame cholesterol for heart disease. And conventional medicine has been blaming high fat diets for high cholesterol. Yet it’s really sugar that leads to high cholesterol production and the inflammation which is really the big killer.
Yes, there are other factors…toxicity from poisoning our environment but just wait…the Sugar Tax is just the beginning. We begin with taxing sugar, just like the tobacco tax…yes, I know, despite the tax, people still smoke…but much less and smoke free zones are more popular. Just one generation ago, smoking was posh and now…it’s frowned upon. You can still have sugar…you will just have to pay for the luxury. It will be a conscious choice to choose to indulge in unhealthy food rather than all you can afford.

Making healthy food cheap and fast food expensive, well….in just one generation, we will have cured at least half of our modern diseases…Really! It only took one generation of poorly fed young women…girls who grew up eating high sugar, highly processed, pesticide-drug laden, artificial foods…to bear a lot of sick children. Children suffering from learning disabilities, allergies, asthma, seizures, eczema, obesity, depression. We are what we eat!

We can eat out way to a healthy America! I believe other first world countries will follow our example. Aren’t we the leaders of the free world? So let us set the best example.

Let Food Be Our Medicine!