UW-L speaker highlights importance of listening to the body

Feb. 20, 2014

Bee Lo on stage speaking to crowd.

Bee Lo shares his perspective on health during a campus TEDx event.

Bee Lo, a naturopathic doctor and lecturer in UW-L Modern Languages, discussed the health benefits people can discover by learning to listen to their body during an event on campus Nov. 12.

He was one of six people from the UW-L campus and La Crosse community who shared a story about “turning points” in society or their personal lives. These stories will be shared on UW-L’s homepage over the next month.

Many are familiar with TED Talks, an award-winning video site that is a branch of the TED non-profit organization. TEDx events are independently coordinated to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

“I was surprised to learn that so many people come to my office and are out of tune with their own body,” explained Lo during the presentation. “They suffer from common illnesses that are so easy to avoid and treat.”

Symptoms like the back pain, allergies and migraines are the body’s way of telling the mind that something is wrong. Yet, people are trained to associate symptoms with drugs. Taking a drug only tells the body to stop the communication of the problem while the issue continues on below the surface. Only when the cause is eliminated, will the symptom go away, explains Lo.

Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET), a form of alternative medicine, looks to the cause of the symptom to treat it. He encourages all to pay attention to their body, find the cause of the pain and aim to heal the root of the problem.

Watch the video “Listening to the body” with Dr. Bee Lo at TEDxUWLaCrosse