Guruatma K Khalsa

healing from the inside out

April 25, 2014
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long-term, high-dosage prednisone descent is death-defying

Successful Prednisone drug descent is a constant discussion amongst RP’s in our Relapsing Polychondritis Facebook Support Groups – Relapsing Polychondritis (RP) Awareness and RP – Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support So many people have asked me how I got off the Prednisone and although this chart does not address the later more »

March 7, 2014
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Caregiver seeks yogic tools for loved one with cancer & going through chemotherapy

Guest Post: Siri Kirin/Kathe Forrest Where do I begin? This is a story of sickness and the strong will to survive that could actually be several individual narratives. There are many facets involved in being a caregiver for someone who has more »

March 5, 2014
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Intro to Blog

Through my blog, i am sharing my 60 years of experience, and the tools for self-management which lifted me out of this seemingly-hopeless ‘jungle of my own‘. As a child, i was plagued by serious environmental allergies and herpes simplex more »

February 6, 2014
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Make a Complete List of Your Questions & Concerns for your Chronic/Critical Illness Doctor’s Appointments

Our doctor appointment are SO IMPORTANT, and they’re FAST! So, in order to be fully prepared to take total advantage of the opportunity to meet with my doctor and get all my issues addressed, all my questions answered, I take more »

October 23, 2013
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what happened to ‘the musician who was too tired to sing’? – here’s her testimonial

I had no clue just how very sick she was when she wrote to me (read her inquiry) and said she just couldn’t sing anymore, but after listening to more of  her story and witnessing Sangita/Renee King’s remarkable recovery, I more »

July 18, 2013
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sadhana – daily spiritual practice for those of us challenged by chronic and critical illness

The price of ecstasy is Sadhana.    5-23-84   YB  “SADHANA”- it’s definitely one of the fattest files in my 35-year-old 3HO archive collection, and it’s FULL of Yogi Bhajan’s words reminding us how important sadhana (daily spiritual practice) is and heralding more »

April 17, 2013
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suspecting she has Relapsing Polychondritis (autoimmune disease), a woman asks me, “what did you do to recover?”

you asked: What do you think was the most beneficial thing that you did to recover?  Was it the medications or other forms of detoxifications?  I have to admit, I struggle with the thought of utilizing powerful medications but I totally hear more »

January 31, 2013
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chronic and critical illness symptoms respond immediately to acupuncture treatments

i’m not sure what year i wrote this letter to the man who generously offered me acupuncture treatments, but i do know that i was fortunate to have weekly appointments with him for several years – i was so sick more »

January 23, 2013
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Six Stages of Healing Program

A Support Program for People with Chronic and Critical Illness The Six Stages of Healing from the Inside Out Program is based on the personal experience of Guruatma K Khalsa who has dealt with a serious, rare and relapsing autoimmune disease more »

January 22, 2013
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steroids like prednisone (cortisone-related drugs) can save your life and really mess you up, too

i am reminded how powerful steroids are by observing their effects on world-famous athlete, Lance Armstrong.  i watched his confession on Oprah and kept expecting an ’emergency broadcast system’ banner to run across the bottom of the screen, heralding the more »