Hi there- I finished reading Dr. Gabor Mate’s new book ‘The Myth of Normal’ this week. It is a monster of a book but it is so worth reading. It talks a lot about the origins of disease in our western culture. It talks about particular disease like autoimmune diseases. He talks about and this is directly from the book ‘Self-abnegating traits that predispose to disease: a compulsive and self-sacrificing doing for others, suppression of anger, an excessive concern about social acceptability. The personality features found across all autoimmune conditions.’ I pay particular attention to his vast volume of research and I resonate with what he states about the personality traits linked with autoimmune conditions because I have M.S. It is in remission because of what I do to live in balance with it but I know in my past I was much more of a pleaser. The MS taught me to get in touch with my authentic needs and tell people honestly what my limits are for starters and how I must live. I used to push myself to exhaustion repeatedly but I simply can’t do that anymore or I can end up in the ditch and have a flare. So one must know the factors that are required to maintain balance and I listen closely to what my body tells me. To book an appointment with me at Parallel Wellness, please call 4032321283. I still have my special rate on for Emotional Freedom Technique and counseling $80 for the hourl I can help you with your health challenges. Dr. Robin Vinge, ND ‘The Myth of Normal’ is Dr. Gabor Mate’s new book. Run out and get it! It is a wonderful resource to have in your library!