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Alex Loyd, Ph.D.


Ben Johnson, M.D. DO, NMD

The 7 Secrets of Energy Medicine: How the Healing Code Works

Jed Diamond, Ph.D. has been a health-care professional for the last 45 years. He is the author of 9 books, including Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places, Male Menopause, The Irritable Male Syndrome, and Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome . He offers counseling to men, women, and couples in his office in California or by phone with people throughout the U.S. and around the world. To receive a Free E-book on Men’s Health and a free subscription to Jed’s e-newsletter go to If you enjoy my articles, please subscribe. I write to everyone who joins my team. A friend knew I was working on a book about Energy Medicine and gave me a copy of The Healing Code: 6 Minutes to Heal the Source of Your Health, Success, or Relationship Issue. I have to admit, I was skeptical with all the hype surrounding the book. The health program known as The Healing Codes is so monumentally popular worldwide that when the book came out it sold out on Amazon is just a few hours! I was intrigued by the stories of the two authors Alexander Loyd and Ben Johnson. Loyd described the years of frustration trying to find a treatment that would work for his wife’s depression. Having suffered from depression myself I understand how difficult a search that can be. Flying back to see his wife following a phone call where she was suffering greatly and he feared for her life, the Healing Code came to him as a gift from another world. Loyd says, “The best way I can put it is: God downloaded into my mind and heart what we now call The Healing Codes.” When Loyd shared the information he had learned with his wife and she began working the program, her depression gradually diminished and finally left altogether. It hasn’t returned and both are extremely grateful for their good fortune. Loyd then spent a number of years trying to validate the results he and others were having. He began to delve into the science of Energy Medicine. Ben Johnson had an even more dramatic story. After suffering with a number of confusing symptoms, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As a practicing physician he knew the chances of his survival were slim and there was no known cure. Johnson attended a seminar which Loyd taught and was intrigued with his findings. He finally took the plunge, learned, and practiced the Codes. The symptoms diminished and finally left altogether. “When I returned to the surgeon who first diagnosed me,” he says, “He ran the test for Lou Gehrig’s (EMG) and found it to be 100 percent gone. I have been symptom-free since March 2004.” I spoke with Dr. Loyd and was impressed with his sincerity and desire to help others heal. You can learn more on the site:

Here is a summary of my own understandings of the secrets described in the book: Secret #1: There is One Source of Illness and Disease Our bodies immune system and other systems in the body are finely tuned to keep us healthy and to disease free. When the system is working properly the many cellular disruptions that could turn into things like cancer are healed before problems occur. When things are out of balance, disease occurs. What causes us to get out of balance? Stress! Loyd and Johnson offer a nice analogy to help us understand what’s happening on a cellular level: In the Navy, when a ship is attacked, all maintenance, repair, and normal activities cease. Even crew that are sleeping or eating have to “man the battle stations.” When the alarm goes off, our cells cease their normal growth, healing and maintenance. Why? The fire alarm is only supposed to go off in an emergency, and all of those activities can wait a few minutes while we run or fight to save our lives. The cells literally close up, like a ship battening down the hatches in a time of attack. Nothing is going in or out. You don’t see a tender ship coming up beside a battleship to give it food or to unload the garbage during a battle. In the same way our cells don’t receive nutrition, oxygen, minerals, etc. nor do they get rid of waste products and toxins while under stress. Under normal conditions the stress comes and goes quickly and shutting things down for a short period of time does not cause damage. But increasingly we are under chronic stress and our bodies, minds, and spirits can not repair themselves. Physical, mental, and spiritual illnesses result. Secret #2: Stress is Caused by an Energy Problem in the Body We often think of stress as being caused by external circumstances, some physical event that throws us off. Someone cuts in front of us on the freeway. We have bills to pay and not enough money to pay them. We witness a horrific Earth quake and Tsunami in Japan and wonder if it could happen here. But science tells us that regardless of the external circumstances, if there is a problem it registers in the energy field of the body. These ideas from quantum physics were first discovered by people like Albert Einstein who said, “All matter is energy.” George Crile, Sr., M.D., Founder of the world famous Cleveland Clinic said, “Diseases are to be diagnosed and prevented via energy field assessment.”

Loyd and Johnson say, “The understanding of quantum physics is opening up the greatest breakthroughs of healing and health that we have ever experienced.” They offer a nice analogy to describe the process: One hundred years ago, before we had the electrical grid, if you wanted to have electricity you needed your own generator. (We are on solar power where I live, but need a back up generator in the winter). You put gas in the tank to fuel the generator. It required a source of oxygen (air intake) and it had to exhaust the byproduct in the form of fumes. As long as the fuel lasted, you had electricity. It’s the same way in our cells. A cell has to have oxygen and glucose (fuel), and it has to be able to exhaust the waste out of the cell. When you stop that process, you get a “brown out” where the cell doesn’t function properly, and eventually a “black out” just as with the generator when it runs out of fuel. If the process goes too far, the cell will literally die. So you can see how stress sending the cells into a state of alarm can cause an energy shortage, leading to cellular damage and what we would eventually label a disease. The type of disease or diagnosis that manifests is simply determined by which link in the chain breaks. Secret #3: Issues of the Heart (called many things by modern science— cellular-memory, unconscious, subconscious, etc.) Are The Control Mechanism for Health. The underlying cause of all stress is trauma and the resulting misinformation that is stored as cellular memory. In the old way of looking at things we assumed diseases were caused by something physical going wrong in the body. But increasingly we now know that disease is triggered by faulty beliefs that result from trauma. The trauma puts us into a stress reaction that causes physical, mental, and spiritual illness. What’s more the trauma does not have to be severe to cause disease. Here’s how Dr. Johnson understands what happened when he practiced the techniques of the Healing Codes. “So what was this perfect code? This incredible technique? Actually, we were not even focusing on the Lou Gehrig’s disease at all. We were focusing on a few cellular memories from my childhood, the kind that all of us can relate to. There were no huge traumas in my life. I was never sexually abused. I was never beaten, and I promise you I never missed a meal.” But he goes on to say that, like all of us, he did get messages that he internalized and under the right circumstances could cause disease later in his life. “I still had ‘bad programming’ that was sending stress signals to my cells and causing disease.” He goes on to say that not coincidentally Southwestern University Medical School, Stanford University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and New

York University Medical School have all released research indicating that these types of cellular memories may very well be the missing piece of the puzzle in health and healing. Cancer can be a result of bad cellular memories replacing good ones. Psychological trauma, addiction and depression may all be furthered by abnormal memories inside the cells. Diseases that turn up later in life, scientists suspect, may be due to errant memories programmed into cells as people age. Now scientists are striving to understand how cells acquire these memories and perhaps treat disease at its roots by adjusting them. "This may provide one of the most powerful ways of curing illness," said Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Friedman Brain Institute at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. For many diseases, he says, treatments today aren't much better than BandAids. They address a disease's symptoms, but not its cause. "Harnessing this knowledge," Nestler said, "offers the potential of really correcting the abnormality." Secret #4: All Memories Are Energy Stored and Recalled as Images, and 90% of Them Are Unconscious Think of your computer hard drive and all that is stored there. I know I’ve got stuff in there that I’ve totally forgotten about and don’t even know is there, but it’s recorded and could be retrieved with the proper methods. Like our hard drive our own memories are stored, but most are unconscious or subconscious. Loyd and Johnson say, “The latest research seems to indicate that these memories are stored in our cells, literally all over our bodies. These memories are not flesh and blood; they are stored in our cells as an energy pattern.” They go on to say that all data, everything that happens to us, is encoded in the form of cellular memories. Some of them contain destructive or inaccurate beliefs that cause the body’s stress response to be activated when it shouldn’t, which turns off the immune system and causes literally every problem in our lives that we know of. The substance of these cellular memories is a destructive energy pattern in the body.” With my computer, I’ve learned to activate the “defragging function” to get it to work more efficiently. As we heal the cellular memories we heal the process that causes the physical, emotional, and spiritual diseases we have. “The Healing Codes heal that cellular memory, heal its destructive energy pattern, and allow us to believe the truth so that we are not afraid when there’s nothing to be afraid of,” say Loyd and Johnson. “Then we’ve fixed the thing causing the problem at its source. We have defragged the human hard drive. We have healed the memories.”

Secret #5: Your Antivirus Program May Be Making You Sick Most of us have an anti-virus program on our computer to protect us from unwanted intrusions and so does the human hard drive. In the human hard drive it is our memory program that tells us to seek out pleasurable experience or avoid painful experiences. This stimulus/response mechanism generally works pretty well. This mechanism is particularly sensitive to traumatic memories. When something happens that causes us pain we want to be sure we don’t repeat that same experience. Dr. Loyd recalls a client who had all the ingredients for success, a 180 IQ, graduation from an Ivy League school with honors, and was tabbed for greatness on Wall Street. But things never worked out right. “I keep sabotaging myself in my career,” his client recalls. “Everybody says I should be a mover and a shaker on Wall Street, but every time I’m getting close to something like that, I find a way to mess myself up.” Looking back for cellular memories of trauma, it turned out it was “no big deal.” It was a Popsicle memory that turned out to be the key to the problem. It went back to a memory when his client was five or six. It was a summer day and Mom had given the sister a popsicle but would not give the client one until she finished her dinner. No big deal, right? That couldn’t cause a huge block to success, could it? Well, we know it isn’t what happens to us that is the problem, but how we interpret what happens. In this case the client interpreted the Popsicle memory to mean that she wasn’t loved as much as her sister, that she was somehow inadequate, defective. And these cellular memories got triggered in later life and sabotaged her success. The problem with these memories and the way we interpret them is that they are so common and seemingly innocuous, we don’t recognize them as traumatic. “These pre-language and pre-logical-thinking memories can really become a bugaboo to us throughout our lives,” say Loyd and Johnson. “And we have thousands of these.” When we go through a trauma, even a small one, our higher rational thinking is disconnected to some degree. We go into shock. When a later memory triggers a similar feeling, when we feel unloved or “less than,” unsupported, or vulnerable, our protective mechanism kicks into gear and tries to prevent us from being hurt again. Our adult brain sees it as selfsabotage, but our cellular memory sees it as self-protection. I had one of these childhood traumas when I was 6 or 7 years old. A friend of my mother was watching me while my mother was at work. When my mother returned she had to take the friend home and I was left to take care of myself for

the few minutes it took for my mother to drive her home. It got dark and I became terrified my mother had abandoned me or that something had happened to her. I quickly went into total panic. I walked out to the curb and looked for her car. When I didn’t see it I started to sob uncontrollably. Shortly thereafter my mother returned and she seemed upset with me for crying and being outside where neighbors might see me. She probably had only been gone 20 or 30 minutes, but in my mind it felt like forever. Years later, as an adult, any time my wife came home later than expected, I would begin to feel the same panic. One night my wife was particularly late (she had met some friends and lost track of the time). As time passed I went from worried to panicked to total melt-down with fantasies that she had been in an accident and been killed. When she arrived home, happy to see me, I was sobbing and angry. She couldn’t understand why I was so upset and I couldn’t either. I dismissed my feelings as being “childish.” No matter how many times I tried to talk myself out of feeling frightened when my wife was a little late, I couldn’t do it. When we keep having these unwanted feelings and experiences, Loyd and Johnson say, “Your protective programming system is making a determination that somehow the circumstance you are in is related to a trauma. These memories and this memory belief system become programmed into the hard drive in our human computer. Pain memories are prioritized over any other kind of memory in order to allow us to survive and grow up.” These deeply programmed pain memories originally had a survival value, but now cause us stress that leads to illness. But since the memories are mostly unconscious we have a difficult time healing them. Even when we can remember the original trauma, we can’t seem to calm our troubled hearts. Secret #6: What You Do Is What You Believe Dr. Loyd shares the story of meeting and falling in love with his wife. They had many, many things in common and shared their beliefs about themselves, love, and marriage. “On the day that Tracey and I got married,” he says, “I can honestly say that I thought we were about as ready as anyone could ever be. We had been through pre-marital counseling, taken personality assessments and compared them, written down what we wanted in life and what we didn’t want, and how we would handle certain situations. Boy, were we ready!” “So we got married, and less than a year later, both of us wanted a divorce. What in the world happened? I now know that when Tracey and I said ‘I believe,’ we were talking only about what we consciously believed.” But the problem, as it is with so many of us, is that 90 percent of our beliefs are unconscious. “After we got married, circumstances happened for both of us that reactivated pain

memories which bypassed the conscious beliefs that Tracey and I had agreed on. I would blame Tracey and she would blame me. We would get upset, we would pout, we would do all kinds of things thinking that it was the circumstance happening right then that was the issue.” My wife, Carlin, and I have had similar experiences and I know many other couples have as well. It’s our beliefs that can either help us heal or create problems in our relationships and in our lives. 12 Step recovery programs such as A.A call these unhelpful beliefs “stinkin’ thinkin’.” But those are just the conscious thoughts. It’s usually the unconscious ones that do us in. New research shows that the trigger for illness and disease in the body as well in our relationships is always a wrong belief and, conversely, that once we believe the truth and keep believing the truth, our cells become impervious to illness and disease. What you believe will kill you or heal you. But the only way to heal our problems permanently and completely is to heal those cellular memories that are causing the problems that are being protected by the unconscious mind. Secret #7: When the Heart and the Head Conflict, The Heart Always Wins Most of the big fights my wife and I have had over the years were triggered by the old traumas from our past that were operating without our being aware of them. Whenever she seemed less attentive or was late coming home, it would trigger my fears of abandonment. When I’d get upset or angry with her, it would trigger her old fears living with a father who raged and a mother who withdrew. But we usually weren’t aware of the deeper pain, or if we were, we never seemed to be able to turn off the old feelings. We thought we were fighting about the current incident. Our heads would tell us that we shouldn’t get upset about “this” or “that,” but our hearts were responding to a deeper truth. Alex Loyd and his wife Tracey had similar experiences. “When the head and the heart conflict, the heart wins,” Loyd learned. “With Tracey and me, the unconscious pain memories started playing out in our marriage, so we blamed it on our current circumstances, but that’s not what was going on.” Here’s the bottom line: The heart is programmed to protect. It is the number one job of the heart to protect you from having painful, possibly fatal things from happening and especially from happening again. The heart lives in the world of images and associations. It doesn’t realize that the legitimate fears I had as a 5 year old, don’t serve me as a 50 year-old. It is still programmed to cause a panic reaction to make the person who I’m dependent upon for love not to abandon me.

We think we should “outgrow” these dependency needs, to be able to take care of ourselves. But the truth is we have the same needs for safety, nurture, and support as adults that we had as children. Once we fall in love and connect with a partner, we are just as dependent on them for meeting our needs as a child is on their parents. This doesn’t mean we are “co-dependent” or “needy.” It just means we are human. That is why we can’t talk ourselves out of our cellular memories, even with all kinds of talk therapy, behavior modification, or cognitive restructuring. When the head and heart conflict, the heart always wins because it is programmed to protect us from harm and keep us connected to our loved ones. And nothing is more important than that. It does this by stimulating the body’s stress response. If the stress response kicks in when it shouldn’t kick in, it causes us to be afraid when we should not be afraid. If the head and heart conflict and the heart wins in a destructive way that affects our health or career or relationships, or keeps us from being at peace, it is because of fear in our hearts. We may not consciously feel the fear, but that is what’s being resonated in our cells. How the Healing Codes Heal: Stress is the source of all our ills. A Healing Code works by getting rid of stress at the source. Research from the Institute of HeartMath in California indicates that if the stress can be removed, healing can occur throughout our being, right down to our cells including our genes. The discovery of The Healing Codes revealed the physical function that automatically activates that healing resource identified by the Institute of HeartMath. Using this resource, a Healing Code heals by changing the underlying destructive energy pattern, or frequency, of a destructive image to a healthy one. There’s still much we have to learn about Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine. Research continues at centers throughout the U.S. and around the world. For more information on the Healing Code I suggest you visit their website at For more information on my own work on Energy Medicine and healing visit me at or on Facebook at