I grew up in a fairly average middle class home. We believed the doctor knew all about health and how to fix us when we were broken. We took the pills
he prescribed for us. We had a medicine cabinet!
On entering puberty at age 12 I started getting zits.
I got a lot of them. Embarrassed and irritated, I went to see our local GP (General Practioner = Local Family Doctor).
He prescribed 30mg of Oxytetracycline (antibiotic), once a day, which I faithfully took for the following 9 years.
The meds only helped a bit, I was still covered in zits, face, chest and back, but if I stopped taking the oxytet, the condition worsened. I was
At age 19, I developed an interest in diet. At age 21 I got a bit wiser, stopped the meds, made a few changes to my lifestyle and my skin was clear
about a week later.
I came off medication I'd been taking for 9 years and the problem I'd used the meds for went away in less than a week.
It was my first vivid experience of the 'medical establishment' getting it totally and utterly wrong. It wasn't the last.
After one or two additional incidents, I decided to stop visiting doctors (over 2 decades ago) and my health has got much better since.
I stopped going to the dentist shortly after, and my teeth stopped needing 'fixing'.
Since then, I've 'self healed' everything that's come along for me and my kids - I'm a certified, card carrying member of DIY Health
As a side effect, I nolonger have any fear of illness and disease.
My adventure in natural healing took me down many strange and rather radical tunnels - many had no cheese, literally as well as figuratively
After about a decade, I came across the writings of herbalist Dr. Richard Schulze. The first line of his that I read stated "99% of all natural
healers you will ever meet are a bunch of pussies. They use impotent healing modalities, watered down remedies and will kill you with their
incompetence just as surely as the doctors with their knives and chemicals" (paraphrased).
He helped me develop a healthy level of skepticism that I'd been lacking so far in my experiences, but also, Richard Schulze made the complex
minefield of alternative health and diet, both simple and basic.
In my early 30's, I used Schulze's remedies and herbs to help a couple of close friends. One had a liver tumor, the other had chronic failure of
adrenals and a whole host of other unpronouncable issues that kept her in bed 4-5 days a week.
The friend with the liver tumor was tumor free after a couple of months, the other friend, who had retired from champion show jumping due to her
incapacity, was back on a horse within a week of beginning 'treatment'.
A couple of years later, I self healed a completely ruptured achilles tendon in less than 30 days. Every doctor I consulted told me I would never walk
again without surgery - I was playing squash 6 weeks after their prognosis'!
So now my mum has just been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
The consultant oncologist wants to burn her, remove part of her colon and attach a plastic bag to her stomach for her to defecate into for the rest of
her life. Of course, as he can't offer any guarantees, that may not be a particularly long time!
She said no, thank goodness, and has decided to take one of the infinite number of natural routes back to health.
I decided to start this thread because it seems my mum isn't the only ATS member or ATS relative with cancer. I've followed many health threads
here, including cries for help with cancer, and notice that many members are quick to dismiss natural healing as the prime healing modality and urge
the 'patient' to follow through with the poisoning, the burning and the cutting.
I've read post after post from the 'science gallery' crying for peer reviewed, double blind studies done by prestigious institutions, (which of
course will almost certainly never be conducted on unpatentable healing modalities), whilst blindly ignoring real people with real stories of
'healing miracles' as useless and irrelevant anecdotal evidence, not worthy of serious consideration.
Well, here's the bottom line: when you're dying of cancer, reading a peer reviewed scientific study probably isn't going to save your life, but the
advise from a loving and caring friend, who's been there, done it and survived it ... well now, that's a different story!
So I'm putting this out there, and asking if this would be of help or of real use to any ATS member or relative?
I'm offering to document the progress of my mum's healing, the modalities we are using, and the results as best as we can ascertain them as we go
along. I can ask her if she'd blog her own personal experiences too.
The purpose is not to debate the validity of alternative cancer treatments or discuss studies and theories, it is to demonstrate what it takes in real
life to heal oneself from an allopathic death sentence.
I have a preliminary course set out for mum, but am always open to new information, if you'd care to post it. Thanks.