The road to health

I can't remember a time in my life, prior to 1982, when I wasn't struggling with failing health. I was overweight (185 lbs), suffered from chronic fatigue and depression, and my health was steadily going down the drain. For years I had been a "junkie"--addicted to prescription and over the counter drugs. I used oral and topical corticosteroids for 9 years to suppress my eczema/psoriasis(side effects of corticosteroids). I remained on antibiotics for months at a time for recurring throat and breast infections as well as herpes. (side effects of antibiotics). I could rarely breathe through my nose and constantly used nasal-sinus decongestant spray with little relief. I also took drugs for chronic backaches and other health problems. Unfortunately, instead of generating a cure, the medications merely suppressed my symptoms temporarily, weakened my immune system, and in the long run made me sicker. The combination of a bad diet (toxic foods) and the side effects of the drugs affected my moods and I was constantly angry and struggling with depression.

In 1982 my doctor told me that I had to have a mastectomy because my body was no longer responding to medication. But I was determined to not let them cut off my breast. I had had enough of orthodox medicine; I knew I had to change direction to improve my overall health and vitality.
I visited a naturopathic doctor who explained to me that the combination of an unhealthy diet and the huge number of allopathic medications I had taken for years, had caused toxins to accumulate in my blood, lymph, and tissues, resulting in toxemia. These toxins contributed greatly to my weak immune system and rendered me more susceptible to stress, fatigue, and chronic disease. The naturopathic doctor pointed out that I had to radically change my diet if there was any hope for improving my miserable health.

The road to recovery

The naturopath (who was also a homeopath ) made me switch my diet from SAD (an acronym for "Standard American Diet") to a wholesome diet of fresh, organically grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts, mostly in their raw form. I totally eliminated from my diet the starchy stuff like grains, rice, pasta, and bread as well as meat and dairy products. This radical change of diet was very hard because I was so adicted to these foods and I was always hungry. In time I learned to prepare delicious and nutritious meals made entirely of RAW foods and I never felt deprived or hungry (more about raw food recipes) I then began homeopathic treatment. (see the No Grain Diet)

The results of the diet change and homeopathic treatment were dramatic. In 6 weeks, the lumps in my breast were completely gone. (cause/prevention/natural cures of breast cancer). In 12 weeks I had lost 60 pounds effortlessly (and never had to struggle again to keep my weight down) and my energy level and stamina improved dramatically. I was able to function better overall. I became calmer, centered and focused, and generally I felt happier. My overall resistance to infections became excellent, and I'm proud to say that in the past 20 years I have not had a cold, flu, ear, throat, sinus or breast infection or any other infections. I was amazed that even my debilitating back pains responded to the homeopathic treatment and the change of diet.

Years later, after I had fully recovered my health, I reintroduced very small amounts of animal products into my diet. I do my best to always eat foods in their natural raw form. I do cook certain food (string beans, cauliflower) which I steam lightly or stir-fry briefly, leaving them still crunchy on the inside.When I eat animal products, I try to always eat it in a raw form: smoked or salt-cured meats or fishes, raw or soft egg yolks, and raw butter and cheese made from unpasteurized cow or goat milk from organic farms. (Why I leave the highly refined, rapidly absorbable carbohydrates alone, and I mean cane and beet sugar in all forms and guises, all cereal flours which means breads, pies, cakes, spaghetti, macaroni, etc., all refined cereal products such as cold and hot breakfast cereals, the quickly absorbable carbohydrate vegetables, potatoes, corn, and rice, and all sweet soft drinks.) step by step what I do everyday to detoxify my blood and to maintain optimum health and vitality

If I overeat on fish, meat or dairy foods, or if I eat the wrong foods like starch, or cooked food, I suffer the consequences fairly rapidly in the form of clogged sinuses, nasal discharges, poor sleep, nervousness, irritability, low energy, dull skin and hair and poor sleep. To me, that punishment is not worth the brief moment of pleasure for my taste buds. Over the years, my health and resistance to disease continued to improve and in time I also experienced a complete recovery from my life long chronic eczema and from the devastating side effects of the steroid's immune suppressive effects.

I also learned that healthy oils such as flaxseed oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil and raw butter can help control my weight and greatly improve my health overall. (Fats that Heal --- Bad Cholesterol: A Myth and a Fraud! --- The Right Fats Can Make You Thin for Life --- Engineered Fats and Oils and The Degenerative Disease Epidemic)

I was so impressed with the improvement of my overall health that in the privacy of my home I began to study Homeopathy , Uropathy (urine therapy) the healing power of living (raw) foods, Natural Hygiene, Chinese medicine (acupuncture), medicinal herbal teas and high quality potent tonic herbal extracts. I read hundreds of medical case histories with "miraculous" recoveries or cures after patients switched from allopathic to holistic programs and from cooked food to RAW food. A few years later I also discovered the fantastic healing power of therapeutic clays, fulvic minerals and shilajit, Transfer Factor, wheatgrass juice, seaweed and algae extract, glyconutritionals/saccharides, and the Himalayan Crystal salt, (common table salt is toxic.Learn why.)

I never microwave anything and I never use the following in my diet: margarine, sugar-free-products, canola oil, and soy products. learn why

I learned to care for myself, my family and my pets with homeopathy and herbal remedies instead of rushing off for a consultation with an MD or a veterinarian for minor injuries or sickness, knowing that the MD or veterinarian would probably just push antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or expensive medical tests. I cured my lifelong chronic eczema with natural means and my skin has never looked more beautiful and youthful.

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