I Wish You Enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough failure to understand

I wish you enough heartache to cherish love.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

Be Thankful For
Be thankful for clothes that fit too snug. It means you have enough to eat.
Be thankful for the mess you have to clean up after a party. It means you have  a family and friends.
Be thankful for the taxes you pay. It means you are employed.
Be thankful that the house needs to be painted and the lawn needs mowing. It means you have a home.
Be thankful for your heating bill. It means you have been warm.
Be thankful for the laundry. It means you have clothes to wear.
Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot. It means you can walk.
Be thankful for the lady that sings off key in the church. It means you can hear.
Be thankful when people complain about the government. It means you have freedom of speech.
Be thankful when the alarm goes off early in the morning. It means you are alive.

The Greatest Success Formula ever spoken is found in the following scripture:

    "And he who receiveth all things with thankful- ness shall be made glorious: and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more."
     Most people are thankful for food, health, a home, a job, for freedom, and for loved ones (that might die). The blessings come from being thankful for all things: hunger, sickness, poverty, heart attacks, strokes, cancer, pain, bondage, loneliness, depression, grief and even for having a child or loved one die.   
    Being thankful for "all things" must include blessings and adversity. It takes more than humans are capable of to be thankful for afflictions. Asking God to help you receive all things with thankfulness is the key. I solemnly testify: If you ask and act in faith, you will be made glorious, you will be happy, and you will have the things of this earth added unto you, more than a hundred fold.- Darrell Stoddard, Founder - Pain Research Institute

The Secret of the Secret is "Receiving all things with thankfulness" ...... 
Money will buy a bed
but not sleep;
books but not brains;
food but not appetite;
finery but not beauty;
a house but not a home;
medicine but not health;
luxuries but not culture;
amusements but not happiness; religion but not salvation;
a passport to everywhere
but heaven.


God left the earth unfinished for
man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity still in the cloud, the
oil still in the earth. He left the rivers unbridged and the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. God gave
man the challenge of raw materials - not the ease of finished things. He
left the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know
the joys and glories of creation.

May you have enough
happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you
strong, enough sorrow to keep you human,and enough hope
to make you happy!!!

I'm Rich......
    This morning I searched my wallet. It was empty.Then, I
checked my pockets.I found a few coins. I then searched my heart and found you.  Then, I realized how
rich I really am...Thanks for being my friend. May you be as rich as I am.

Life isn't about waiting for
the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So
work like you don't need money.
Love like you've never been hurt, and,  Dance like no one's
watching. Don't be afraid that your life will end, Be afraid that it will never begin.

"When we choose not to focus
on what is missing from our
lives, but are grateful for the abundance that is present...we experience heaven on Earth."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Earth is crammed
with heaven
every common bush

afire with God,
but only he who sees,
removes his shoes
Elizabeth Barrett Browning



Stop Pain For Ten (10) Cents

For the cost of a banana you can learn how to stop pain wthout drugs.
You don't need to be a medical doctor or a scientist. You don't need
a college degree or even a grade school education. You don't need
double-blind placebo controlled studies. 
You can learn more on this page page about treating the underlying cause of
pain than you could learn in any medical school or by
reading all of the books
have been written about pain. It is all yours for the cost of a banana.

Disclaimer: The contents of this web site is based on the opinions and experience of Darrell
Stoddard and the sources cited. The information given is not intended to replace medical
advice from a qualified health care professional. Unless indicated, the evidence provided is
only anecdotal and not substantiated by controlled scientific studies. Please share this
information with your physician and seek his/her opinion before embarking on any course of
treatment. We send it not as medical advice but only for educational purposes and to
disseminate health care information from the Pain Research Institute.

Banana Peels                        
Will Stop Headaches Ann Landers

by Darrell J. Stoddard   Copyright 1998

A neurologist specializing in headache treatments responded to an Ann Landers' column in which it was suggested that a banana peel across the forehead and across the back of the neck would help relieve headaches, perhaps because of the potassium in the peel. 

The doctor stated, "Headache is not always a minor disorder that responds easily to such simple cures.  Each month in the United States, approximately 3 million days are spent in bed by headache sufferers.  Many of these people are in excruciating pain, unable to tolerate even the light from a bedside lamp or the sound of a child's step.  Some vomit repeatedly.  For them, trying to cure a headache with banana peels is like trying to irrigate the Sahara by spitting." 

The doctor is wrong.  I have measured the electrical resistance at the site of pain in more than 18,000 patients and categorically state my belief that pain is caused by the breaking, cutting, failure, or suppression of electrical signals between cells in living tissue.  With headaches this often occurs across the forehead and across the back of the neck. 

When I read the column, I couldn't run fast enough to get a banana to find out how well the peel would conduct an electrical signal.  Just as I thought, banana peels are excellent conductors. 

Putting the inside of a banana peel next to the skin across the forehead and another across the back of the neck may therefore help to heal the root cause of many headaches (by reconnecting the broken circuits that you can prove for yourself are the cause of pain); this, instead of just masking the pain with medication that may have harmful side effects. 

You, my readers, for the cost of a banana, can find out for yourself. Banana peels will stop many headaches (no matter how severe). You may look silly wearing a banana peel on your forehead, but it sure beats $400 botulism toxin injections or harmful  medication.  See the folowing letters:

(We have found that Banana peels will not only help headaches but
may even relieve severe Neuropathic Pain,
Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain,
"RSD" or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and Kidney Stone Pain.
Apply the inside of a banana peel held in place with tape or an ace
bandage directly where it hurts.)

--- Original Message -----
From: Naomi Leon
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:45 PM
Subject: Cronic Pain

Hello my name is Naomi Leon. I reside in Chicago IL. I have a daughter, she is 12 years old. About four years ago she started with severe pain in her knees there was tenderness and swelling with it. The pain progressed to her ankles, her wrist, her elbows and shoulders. We have been to many different specialists.  They say it is not arthritis. They have tested her for every sickness and illness known to man kind. Her pain in her legs and hand have all left her because of Physical Therapy, but now her pain is all up and down her spine. She has been on pain medications for four years now. I took her out to the Mayo Clinic, they ran every test they could think of, and they found nothing. They said that she has chronic pain but they do not know what causes chronic pain. I took her out in August of 2007. She has had this pain in her spine ever since.  It eases up but does not actually go away. She has lived this way for a little over a year now and takes pain medication up to three times every day. I looked up what is chronic pain and I came across your book Pain Free for Life.  If you have any suggestions or someone you can refer me to it would be greatly appreciated . As I read your book I realized that everything in your book refers to her and how she has been feeling . Thank you very much for your book it has been a revelation for me and my family.

Naomi Leon                                                                                         

March 8, 2008

Dear Mr. Stoddard,
             I just wanted to take this time to thank you for your advice. When you responded to my e-mail I have to say it touched my heart to hear that you would come to Chicago and treat her yourself. By the way her name is Joceline. You can call her Josie. Friday night the 7th of March Josie came home from school with a lot of pain in her spine as usual; so I went ahead and taped banana peals on her spine. To my astonishment it worked. In less than 15 minuets all her pain had left her spine for the first time in over a year she went to bed with no pain in her spine and woke up Saturday with no pain. I was amazingly surprised and shocked but overwhelmed with joy. Once again I thank you and Josie thanks you. We have been praying for a very long time for God to heal her pain or send someone who can help us.  I believe that God has guided me to you. I also believe that God has gifted you with the ability to teach others about natural medicine. I thank you very much for your desire for others to learn this way of living. I am very grateful to God and to you. May God richly Bless you. Thank you from the bottom of my Heart. What is it about the banana peel that helps take the pain away?
                                                                                Naomi & Joceline Leon

My own Banana Peel Experience:

"A very sharp knife up under my skull, just above my right eye"

That's exactly how it felt to me in the middle of the night.  I had stopped to stay with my 90 year old mother on my way to Idaho with a full schedule of patients to see the next day.  When I went to bed I had just a hint of a headache.  Then, in the middle of the night, I woke up with the sharpest headache I have ever experienced.  It felt like someone had driven a very sharp knife up under my skull, just above my right eye.

What could I do?  There would be no more sleep that night.  Then I remembered some bananas on the kitchen counter.  I got one and laid the inside of the peel over my eyebrow and eyelid.  IMMEDIATELY, the second the peel touched my eyelid, the pain was totally gone!  I thought, I can't believe this. I took the banana peel off and as quickly as the pain stopped, the sharp knife shot back up under my skull again, almost making me scream. 

This is impossible, I thought. It couldn't happen that fast. Am I dreaming?  For the sake of science and objectivity, I had to try it one more time.  Removing the peel brought the same sharp knife and the same excruciating pain.  Then, again, the same blessed instant relief.  I left the banana peel in place, went to sleep, woke up without a headache and haven't had one for five years since. 

Whenever or wherever you hurt, try banana peels held in place with an ace bandage. It will amaze you how much it helps (to relieve and even correct what causes the pain). 

Banana Peels (most assuredly) will stop headaches Ann Landers. I know that as well as I know the sun will come up in the morning!

Darrell Stoddard, Founder - Pain Research Institute

Pursuant to the above and instead of banana peels, The Pain Research Institute has produced a conductive silver  "Headache Band."  It is adjustable to fit all sizes, goes all the way around head and may be washed and used an unlimited number of times. Hundreds have been sold with a money back guarantee and less than 1% have been returned. 

Related to the Headache Bands is a product for pain called Biotape. After doing more than 18,000 studies to determine the physiology and underlying cause of pain, I declare that Pain occurs when the endogenous electrical signals between cells are broken, cut disconnected, shut off, or suppressed. Banana peels, Conductive Silver Headache Bands, or Biotape will connect the broken circuits. To learn more about Biotape, go to: http://www.healpain.net/articles/pain-hld.htm  

If you would like to buy Biotape or a Conductive Silver Headache Band go to: www.biotape.net 

Following is a response from a headache patient: 

"To Whom it may concern,
I have suffered severe headaches since 1967 when I fractured my back ejecting from a  jet during combat in North Vietnam.  I have the headaches almost 24 hours a day. 

About a month ago Darrell gave me a headband to use for my headaches.  These headbands are wonderful!  I wear them almost constantly to prevent headaches - even sleeping with it on.  I notice that while I am wearing it I seldom have a headache.  If I take it off, my headache is back within a minute. 

I have loaned my headband to a number of persons suffering from headaches, sometimes for only a few minutes before they hand it back saying their headache is gone.  I highly recommend these headbands to anyone suffering from headaches." Robert Houghton,  Major USAF (Ret)

Subsequent to writing the above letter Major Houghton injured his back and had severe
pain (sciatica) clear to his foot. He taped his headband along the route of pain from just below his knee down to his foot. The pain went away. He also reported  that after wearing
the headbands for about three months, the headaches are now better and he doesn't have to wear a headband anymore. For the first time in 26 years, Robert Houghton is free of headaches!

Another Conductive Silver Headache Band Story:

August 13, 2002

Dear Darrell Stoddard,
I am writing to request another conductive headband.  My Mother, Susan Tiede, purchased one from you a little over a year ago for my husband.  He gets migraines three or four times a week and is in bed many hours.  Since he has been using the conductive headband he has spent next to zero hours down with a migraine.  He often wears the headband all day long, but he is able to work, concentrate, and enjoy life more fully.  I have witnessed the miracle of this headband almost daily.

I am now pregnant and seem to get headaches a little more often myself.  The headband has made it possible for me to go on with life.  Lately, my husband and I have taken turns wearing the headband.  I have also lent the headband to friends who have had migraines or headaches.  They have commented on the difference it makes the second they take it off. 

As you can tell our conductive headband has had TONS of use and is getting a little worn out.  I have enclosed a check for $20.00 to purchase a new one.  Thank you for the amazing change it has made in our lives. 

Sharina Adams,  Cedar City, Utah

A banana peel is much cheaper than a silver headband.  Try banana peels first and if that helps, then you may want to consider a Conductive Silver Headache Band

More tips for stopping headaches without drugs:

Dehydration is a major cause of headaches because dehydration pulls water from the brain.  This causes the electrical signal's in the head to fail which may be the cause of the pain.  Drinking more water, with the chlorine removed by evaporation or through a carbon filter, could stop most of your headaches.  (Distilled or reverse osmosis water may not work because too many of the minerals have been removed to conduct an electrical signal.)

Another way to stop headaches is by taping "Biotape" across the forehead. (See "Pain Healed Immediately" at: http://www.healpain.net.) Biotape cannot be used over again many times like the silver Headache Bands, but it is effective for the same reason - it connects the "Blocked Chi" (broken electrical signals between cells) in the forehead that the Chinese believe is the cause of pain.

I treated an elderly lady for chronic migraine headaches using Auricular therapy.  Then I put a strip of Biotape across her forehead telling her to just try it for an hour or two.  "Just see if it helps," I said.  "You don't have to leave it on because of how strange it will make you look."  I saw her about 10 days later and she still had the strip of black Biotape across her forehead. "You even wore it to church?" I asked.  "Yes," she said. "I didn't care what anyone thought.  That was the first time in years that I didn't have almost constant migraine headaches." 

Dear Darrel Stoddard,
Well, let me just start off by saying, "Thank You!"  My name is Michele, and I am a 31 year old Physical Therapist.  I have been gravitating towards Holistic Healing, Oriental Medicine, and energy work over the last few years and further and further away from the medical model and pharmaceuticals.  I have never been one to take medications for myself, however I have always had headaches since as long as I can remember, say 6 years old or so, and when it got bad enough, I would take an "Excedrin for Migraine" or just 2 Tylenol.  I never agreed to take prescription drugs, because I just don't like them.  And since about the age of 18 or so, I've been getting occasional migraines, though this past year has been the greatest frequency (4 times in 1 year). 
 In desperation a few years ago I took 3 Excedrins because I just could not stand the pain and the vomiting.  Not only did it not take away the pain, but I ended up with hives for days from the medications themselves.  The Dermatologist and Allergist both agreed I just needed a higher dose of antihistamines to get rid of the nickel sized hives all over my extremities...but as a result, I developed a hypersensitivity to that medication as well as antihistamines.  Now I cannot even take any type of antihistamine or Excedrin or even Advil without reacting. 
I am forced to go natural!!!  Yeah, funny how the body works for your best interest sometimes!  I am on a whole new path in life now because of this so called tragedy!   Maybe I'll find a safe cure...drugless...all natural cure to headaches, migraines, and allergies!!!  Things that make you go HMMMMM!  Well, so far Acupuncture shows the most hope! 
I remember way back as a kid my parents taking me to the pediatrician for answers...he thought it was my nose/sinus.  Then they took me to the eye doctor, and...he thought it was my eyes...years later I saw a chiropractor...he thought it was all coming from my neck...my friend thinks it's from being on the birth control pill.  The Acupuncturist/ DOM I just began seeing thinks it is dehydration and blood deficiency. 
The truth is that they may all play a roll.  But one thing is for sure, something has to be done because the migraines are starting to come very frequently and they are so intense, with visual disturbances (the aura), one-sided numbness in my hand and face, nausea, inability to understand communicated language or even written words, the inability to formulate a sentence and not slur my speech...how scary is that!!!  Then the killer headache comes...it wipes me out for 2 days, and then it takes me several more days to get my energy level back up and be able to even exercise!!!  It's terrible. 
I happened to hear about you, Darrel, from Kevin Troudeau's book "Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About."  I immediately looked you up since I had just gotten a migraine the day after Hurricane Wilma (last week).  I saw your Headache Band and all the testimonials, so for $20 I ordered one!!!  Seemed to good to be true but for $20 it's well worth it.  Good thing I did because 2 days after it arrived on my doorstep, I began having the aura and classical migraine symptoms described above while at breakfast with my Mom...again...bam, just like that!!   She freaked out and took me home for me to sleep it off with ice on my head. 
Suddenly I jumped up and remembered I had ordered the headache band...I took it out of the bag, read the instructions, put it on...AND IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES MY PAIN WAS GONE!   COMPLETELY GONE!  IT WAS A MIRACLE!!  INSTEAD OF BEING WIPED OUT FOR 2-3 DAYS, I WAS READING YOUR BOOK FROM COVER TO COVER AS FAST AS I COULD (AND CHUGGING LOTS OF WATER I  MIGHT ADD).  Then I went to the mall, out to dinner, and remained painfree all night!  I called everyone I knew to share this amazing discovery!  I walked around all night with the headband on looking like Olivia Newton John, singing "Let's Get Physical!"  But I didn't care one bit!  This headache band cured my migraine in minutes, stopped it dead in its track, and kept it away!  The next day there wasn't even a hangover type feeling or nothing and I was back to work (without the band on).
I just ordered a bunch of rolls of tape and headache bands to give to my family and friends...and heck no, I 'm not waiting till the holidays!!   If everyone gets good results (which I know they are) I would like to be able to try the products on my patients!!!  I also can't wait to use it on my Dad, who has the supposed diagnosis of ALS/Lou Gherig's Disease...who knows though.  I am sure that could be a big giant energy blockage, huh!!?  I ordered him the silver socks because he is suffering from painful feet and legs from poor circulation...and like you say Energy Blockages!  And yes, he doesn't like to drink water!  That is the first thing that's going to change, believe me!!!  I read your book! 
So, in conclusion, thanks a million!  I will keep you posted on me and everyone who I am connecting to your products!
Michele Gust

Hilarious Banana Peel Story (told on the phone to Darrell Stoddard):

"I went to bed early with banana peels taped the entire length of my spine for severe back pain. After about two hours, the pain was completely gone so I got up and went out for the evening with my husband.  I felt so good that I did something I almost never do because alcohol brings on an excruciating headache. I drank a few cocktails and sure enough there was the headache.
As soon as I got home, I held a banana peel across my forehead and on the back of the neck.  Oh la, the headache was gone! I slept through the night and woke up the next morning without a headache which never happens after I've had something to drink."

Bud (Lloyd) Kersey

Dear Darrell,

Yes, I would be honored to make a statement on how this headband has helped me.
Last night I put on the new headband before going to bed and this morning my pain has gone down. My TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) head pain is less in addition the pain in my lower back and other arthritis pain in the body is less.

My history of using your Biotape:

      It has been many years of chronic TMJ pain and I have spent thousands of dollars on dental work to help my problem. My husband was watching late night TV and seen one of your commercials that talked about your pain therapy. He told me about this and I would not call the number because I did not think it would work. I went into high end pain and was suicidal so I called the number that my husband gave me. We made an appointment to see you.  
      It was a life changing experience for me to find you and learn about your pain therapy and it was great to read your book to learn how your therapy works on the body. After you put the tape on my neck, I was out of pain by the time we were driving away, it has been a miracle therapy for me.
     Later I bought the headband and I wear it day and night. I have even tested it by not using it because I was tired of wearing my hair the same way so I could wear the headband, the pain would get worse within hours of not wearing it. I'm so happy to be out of pain, I don't care about the hair style.
     Thank you so very much for your pain therapy Biotape and the many years of research you have completed and the many areas around the world you have traveled to research and study and work to create a therapy for pain. Many people can benefit from its use for any kind of pain.

Thank you-Thank you again and again and again.....

Joyce Oliphant

Pain occurs when the endogenous electrical signals between cells are broken, cut disconnected, shut off, or suppressed. Banana peels, Conductive Silver Headache Bands, and Biotape will help the body connect the broken circuits that are the underlying cause of pain. Whenever or wherever you hurt, apply the inside of banana peel held in place with tape or an ace bandage. It will amaze you how much it helps. --  Darrell Stoddard

If you would like to buy Biotape or a Conductive Silver Headache Band go to: www.biotape.net 

Disclaimer: The contents of this web site is based on the opinions and experience of Darrell
Stoddard and the sources cited. The information given is not intended to replace medical
advice from a qualified health care professional. Unless indicated, the evidence provided is
only anecdotal and not substantiated by controlled scientific studies. Please share this
information with your physician and seek his/her opinion before embarking on any course of
treatment. We send it not as medical advice but only for educational purposes and to
disseminate health care information from the Pain Research Institute.

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