2000

Microbial Balancing Program
MBP FOR DUMMIES?

Since I attended the Mundane Fantastic Workshop in 1990, I've been using MAP, flower essences, co-creative gardening and finally, the Microbial Balancing Program (MBP). In every area, I bumbled along at a snail's pace. I spent years doubting my kinesiology, but I went ahead with the processes anyway. After viewing the Soil-less Garden video, I now know that I'm not alone in making stupid mistakes. But, in defense of those of us who bumble along, hooray for us for hanging in there. Here's why.

I began using the MBP in 1997. Up to that point, I was taking one, two or all three of my children to the doctor every month or two, and almost always walked away with an antibiotic prescription. This had been going on for about six years. Since I started using the MBP with my kids, we haven't been to the doctors or been on antibiotics! That's almost three years. Of course, they would get sick (colds, coughs, rashes, sore throats, ear aches, fevers, vomiting) but with the MBP, I was able to help them through their illness quickly, or balance them at the onset and prevent a full blown illness.

At times I felt overwhelmed with the responsibility of their health on my shoulders. Because I travel in circles where flower essences are not standard conversation, I often felt alone. I made lots of mistakes. But the beauty of the program is that mistakes are not fatal, and the opportunity to fix the mistake, or do it right, is always available. However, the real test came when I decided to use the MBP for an underactive thyroid. In 1994 I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. The doctor wanted me to take thyroxin. I did, but I lost weight I didn't need or want to lose, couldn't sleep, was irritable, my hands shook, and I experienced heart palpitations. So I simply quit taking the prescription.

Last December, in 1998, when I was getting my yearly pap smear, my doctor asked me about my thyroid problem. I confessed I wasn't taking the prescription, but I wasn't feeling all that bad. I also asked if I could have my blood tested for my blood type so that I could adjust my diet. I then told her about Eat Right 4 Your Type. She told me the idea of eating a diet for my blood type was ridiculous, and my insurance wouldn't pay for the test because she (the doctor) didn't order it. However, the insurance did pay for a blood test to check my thyroid. (This is what we pay our insurance premiums for?)

A few weeks later I received the results in the mail. My thyroid was still underactive, and my pituitary was overproducing in an effort to stimulate the thyroid. That's when I got motivated to use the MBP and Organizing Process. Using the Organizing Chart, I tested positive for a miasm that was linked to my underactive thyroid.

The process for a miasm was a major stumbling block for me. I don't know how many times I read the paper before I felt I could attempt it. How I was able to overcome my block was writing down everything I had to say and outlining the whole process. After I did that, I felt I could attempt it. Also, I did it in a MAP session, where I have more confidence in my kinesiology. The dosages were for several months, and I ran out of flower essences. When I called to order more, I received feedback that perhaps I should begin the process all over again to include unknown factors. I asked my team and I did need to begin again. I tested positive for Factor X and Factor Y. The dosage was, again, for several months. I was determined to finish the dosage before I visited the doctor's again.

This past August, I scheduled another visit with my doctor to get my thyroid checked out. While I was there she asked me if I still took my kids to her. I assured her I did, but we were "lucky." When I got my results back in the mail a few weeks later, my thyroid was only one-tenth below normal. It had gone up four-tenths. My pituitary gland which was putting out the stimulating hormone at the rate of 66 was now 32. (Normal is 5. Still high but getting better.) Included with the results were a prescription from the good doctor instructing me to get a prescription of thyroxin. I feel qualified to write MBP for Dummies, but for now, I'm happy to be avoiding antibiotics, thyroxin, and doctor visits.

— J.D., Missouri