Average Joe…

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Average Joe..

I’m just setting the scene for the average, everyday, run of the mill person, he’s worked hard all his life, had decent jobs and done the normal things. Meets, dates, then marries his sweetheart, all normal so far, gets a mortgage and the starter house and living an okay life, treats at weekends and holidays abroad. Then not unexpectedly a baby comes, still life is not bad, he’s managing…. just. The second baby makes things better in some ways but a little harder financially, no more treats like going out at the weekend. The family are still just about able to have holidays but they’re no longer abroad, it’s more likely long weekends in Skegness or possibly Blackpool. It’s decided that the little two bed is no longer big enough so the house gets bigger as does the mortgage and the rest of the monthly bills…. where am I going with this, ? Bear with me, I’m getting to it.. one weekend our average Joe does the lottery and guess what, all six numbers come up, yay he’s a winner… sort of… because there’s a catch. Yes he’s won the jackpot but he’s been told that because of some complications he’s not going to get his millions just yet. Now he’s worried, sort of, he knows it’s happening but not right now, he can’t pay off the debts he’s accumulated, can’t take the wife and kids on a decent holiday or get a good reliable car, he’s just going to have to carry on as normal until he gets his money, it might be next week although that’s unlikely. But it will definitely happen, Joe will get it all and give his family all he’s always wanted to do.

Back to reality…. that’s how I feel about my current situation, the changes I’m making from a food and supplemental standpoint will do exactly the same to me, I feel like I’ve just won the lottery jackpot but I just can’t have it yet. The difference between me and 99% of others is that I have a plan, a goal and incredible determination and patience.

What do I know…

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What do I know….

For the last ten years I’ve been deeply involved in health, that’s natural health not the look good on the surface type of health, you know the types, the ones that use lots of chemicals and lots of the synthetic additives that always give them temporary highs. On the face of it those people seem good but behind closed doors and in the log term they age very badly and suffer for it. No that’s not what I’ve been involved in and studied. From 2007 when I was a senior director working for Dr Hal Huggins I learned so much, not just about safe dentistry but also about true natural health, about body chemistry re-balancing and understanding haematology as in the many intricate components of the blood. I was very lucky to have met some incredible doctors, dentists, Phd’s and leaders in what is wrongfully termed Alternative medicine. Since coming back to England although not directly involved I’ve still read and researched as much as I could. So I would like to say that my knowledge and understanding is a little better than average, but that personal view was completely blown up when I read “Healing Multiple sclerosis” by Dr Ann Boroch. Over the past ten years I’ve been very actively looking, searching and trying a multitude of methods to remove this hideous disease from my body, some things have definitely helped and the fact I’m still here is testament to my efforts. But I’ve always felt that I was missing something, the right twist in my Rubik’s cube or the key piece in a very difficult puzzle. At last I’ve found it, it’s not like I’ve meticulously researched or spent countless hours studying then had a “Eureka moment”, no a friend sent me a link to Ann Boroch and now I understand what needs to be done, what will be done to heal myself. With all my experience, all my study it’s one thing to think I was doing it right, the title to this post isn’t a question, it’s a rhetorical statement…..what do I know !!!!.

Being Stefan….

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Being Stefan.

Obviously I spend a lot of time on my own each day and that’s not a problem, I’ve often heard people complaining on telly or read it in a book that a person is going stir crazy because they’ve been house bound for a week or whatever. It makes me laugh at how ridiculous some people are, how weak willed and selfish, how pathetic. I don’t get depressed or sad or go “stir crazy” and my situation is dramatically more difficult, frustrating, painful and just so much harder. I can’t actually walk as such anymore, I get around my flat my leaning against the wall or furniture and that’s not easy. Drop foot is when the foot just hangs from the ankle which happens to me,  when I can swing my left leg forward which it doesn’t always do, my foot sometimes drags so my toes sometimes buckle under, when that happens I desperately cling to the door frame and try my best to take the weight off it and not break my toes and crash to the floor. A good day for me is getting through it uninjured and to have treated myself to sugar free chocolate.

The subtle improvements I’m noticing through the changes I’m making are just that, minor, subtle improvements, I was able to swing my left leg without my toes buckling under or I was able to get into bed with only three efforts at trying to lift my leg, oh yes and being able to sit up in bed… wow what an incredibly active life I lead.

Despite the frustration, the humiliation, the pain, the extreme fatigue and anxiety, I keep my chin up, I keep believing, I keep trying. Do you think you personally could cope for a day in my shoes, not a day but an hour. So far I’ve had to cope with the multitude of symptoms of MS and trying to get to the loo 25 times a day and the annoying ringing of tinnitus in my ears for more than 135,000 hours. But I can tell you that I know I will beat this and I’m so proud of being Stefan.

Testimonial…

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The book is over 5600 pages using my Kindle to read, I’m just about to start the final section that explains the diet, as in foods that should and shouldn’t be eaten. The following paragraph is just part of one of the many testimonials from MS patients or should I say ex MS Patients. This along with several others are the reasons detailed in the book is why I am absolutely certain I will be cured sooner rather than later.

When I was first diagnosed, I had Ann Boroch’s book Healing Multiple Sclerosis. But being that I was a sugar addict, I wasn’t willing to give up the foods that gave me great comfort. I didn’t want to believe that I was actually feeding MS each time I ate my comfort foods! This time I looked at the book through different eyes. I had suffered greatly, had given up too many activities, and I no longer wanted to have to go places in a wheelchair. I was now a grandmother and didn’t want to be the grandma in the wheelchair. I wanted to run, play, and dance with my grandchildren. So I reread Ann’s book. Meanwhile, the MS support group that I facilitated was looking for someone to come speak to our group about MS and nutrition. One member told me that she knew a man with MS who had been in a wheelchair, but after following the diet of a nutritionist, he was no longer in the wheelchair. I asked her to get the name of the nutritionist. When I was given the name Ann Boroch from the member of my group, I knew I wanted to talk with her to help me. This was the best decision I had made! I met with Ann and began her diet, which I found to be much easier than I thought it would be. Within a few months my MS symptoms went away and I got my life back! I was able to do all the activities that I had not been able to do in years. I no longer needed daily naps just to get through a day. I went from being taken care of to taking care of others. I wanted to kick myself for not starting this diet when I first got Ann’s book. All those years of suffering, pain, and loss could have been avoided. OUTCOME: I have been relapse-free since starting Ann’s diet two-and-a-half years ago. I have not once needed to use my cane, walker, or wheelchair. Since being on the diet, I no longer take meds for MS symptoms or disease-modifying drugs. And most importantly, I am the grandmother who runs, plays, and dances with her grandchildren. When I was able to walk through Disneyland with my three-year-old granddaughter, I knew that there was no food more important to me than the feeling I felt that day!

My choice….

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My choice..

I think having an illness or disease and choosing to accept the doctor’s diagnosis would probably seem to be perfectly normal, I mean they’re the ones trained in all things medical aren’t they, so the patient should simply go along with their suggestions. I think that probably 99.9% of patients do just that, they just say “okay what’s the best medicine for treating it” and then go to the always busy pharmacy, collect the drugs and carry on living their life as close as possible. I think most doctors would get quite pissed off with me if I was their patient. You see I’m a little different, I was very fortunate to work with a leader in the field of Alternative medicine, that description really frustrates me, it’s not alternative as if it’s something weird… it’s just truly trying to cure, to heal and eradicate whatever the illness is. Whereas the current methods, the Allopathic treatment that’s become the norm is purely money driven to treat a symptom and that my friends is never going to happen to me.

The months and years I’ve spent trying to find an answer when it comes to my health has been, what, painful, frustrating, expensive, yes all of those but as I see it, the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, an incurable disease, is just their way of saying they have no idea how to fix it. Well I say that diagnosis and their prognosis is just their opinion, it isn’t cast in stone so I will keep looking and trying and guess what, I don’t accept what you say and I will heal myself and that’s my choice.

How am I..?..

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How am I.

The title how am I is relative to time really, how am I in comparison to five years ago? Well the answer would be that I’m worse now than I was then, but in reality that’s only to be expected, I have a disease considered to be incurable. How am I in comparison to this time last year? the answers the same unfortunately, but as I mentioned, my condition is all relative. As I’ve said before, when the neurologist originally diagnosed me in February 2004 he categorically told me that I’d be in a wheelchair permanently within six months if I didn’t take the medication he prescribed. I never did and I’m not in a wheelchair, I look at myself in the mirror and yes obviously I’m thirteen years older but I think I look good, I’m biased of course but in all seriousness I don’t look like a 62 yr old with multiple sclerosis. So as I said it’s all relative, I honestly believe that what I’ve been doing from a nutritional and mental standpoint has worked phenomenally well, I’m not cured…. yet, but I’m in a far better place than the drug pushing doctors expected.

I reckon I’ve tried a good fifty different things so far, some like the dental revision and body chemistry re-balancing have obviously been a major contributor to my current condition and I’m so lucky to have been in the right place at the right time.

If you were to ask me the question now, as in “how am I” then I’d tell you I’m so excited, so optimistic, more so than at any time in my MS life. And that is because of the book I’ve just read, now I absolutely know I will be cured, yes I’ve said that before, the difference is that previously I knew that it would happen I just didn’t know when. Now I know that I will be cured within one year, a promise to myself…

Mind body connection…

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I’m sure some people prefer to look at the potentials, the possibilties in their life in a negative way or in their opinion as more realistic, I’ve always thought of myself as an optimist. In my mind its better to think positively, the following is another paragraph taken from the book, Healing Multiple sclerosis by Dr Ann Boroch who cured herself of this hideous disease. I’m sure you can understand why I’m totally in tune with her methods.

In addition to all the chemical, dietary, and environmental factors that contribute to MS, we must also look at the role of psychological imbalances. Negative thinking, outdated beliefs, and fear-based emotions are major catalysts that suppress your immune system. THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION In the last several years we have heard a lot about the mind-body connection, which says that thoughts are things and that their energy directly impacts our bodies. We can no longer ignore this factor in our quest for health. Psychologist Shad Helmsetter says: “Leading behavioral researchers have told us that as much as 75 percent of everything we think is negative, counterproductive, and works against us. At the same time, medical researchers have said that as much as 75 percent of all illnesses are self-induced.”  Thoughts that emanate from your brain activate hormone secretions and stimulate nerve centres in the body. The resulting electrical impulses travel over the nerve fibres and trigger various bodily processes, including the glands and muscles, affecting your every motion and feeling every moment of every day. Simply stated, the thoughts that you think manifest your reality and the body that you walk around in.

Yeast or fungal toxins…

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All or most autoimmune diseases are caused by yeast/ fungal toxins. One difference between the illnesses has to do with whether the fungal toxins are the primary or secondary cause. For people with MS, they are the primary attacking agent. The similarities between candidiasis and MS are these: MS affects more women than men; so does candidiasis. MS symptoms are due to the impairment of the nervous system (causing numbness, tingling, fatigue, poor coordination, urinary frequency, depression, and erratic vision). These are also the symptoms of chronic candidiasis. The most common symptom in both conditions is fatigue. Intestinal dysbiosis (an imbalance between the good and bad bacteria in the gut) and leaky gut are common to both.

Both conditions suppress the immune system and cause the body to be in an inflammatory state. Candidiasis patients have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as do people with MS. Food allergies and gluten intolerance are common in both conditions. Both conditions have been linked with the Epstein-Barr virus. Finally, both conditions will respond positively to dietary changes and an antifungal regime. You can eliminate MS by changing your lifestyle and diet, eliminating heavy metals from the body, reducing stress, and changing geographical location if necessary. Addressing these factors has been shown to account for periods of lapses and remission of symptoms . No matter what your stage of MS, treatment of candidiasis is essential to turning your condition around.

Poor diet..

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The following paragraph has been taken directly from the book written by Dr. Ann Boroch and in my humble opinion is one of the most logical and detailed explanations of disease and the human body. I will post more tomorrow.

 

Poor Diet and Food Allergies Diet alters your body chemistry either positively or negatively. A poor diet of refined sugars, gluten, alcohol, dairy, trans fats, and processed foods destroys cellular function and disrupts the ecology of your digestive system. Poor digestion results from eating denatured foods and leads to proteins not being broken down properly. Undigested proteins putrefy in your gut and enter your bloodstream. Once these proteins leave the gut, they alert the immune system that antigens have entered your body. The immune system then begins producing protein antibodies to fight the invaders. Also in response, your body releases histamine. Your adrenal glands, which supply a natural antihistamine, weaken over time when this process is ongoing, as does your immune system function, and you become allergic not only to food, but also to environmental toxins. Environmental Toxicity Our polluted environment is another factor responsible for the body’s tissues becoming saturated with toxicity. Heavy metals (aluminium, cadmium, lead, and mercury), pesticides, fungicides, GMOs, molds, and synthetic chemicals surround us. Our bodies absorb these toxins and cannot excrete them as fast as they enter. These toxins add to the burden of our immune system, which may already be under attack by digestive and microbial toxins. Genetics Your inherited genes may determine your strengths and weaknesses. However, it is my observation that one’s phenotype (the observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental/ lifestyle influences) plays a more important role than genetics alone in determining which imbalances will surface. For example, a family history of MS would not necessarily lead to someone developing MS if he or she has a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Famous holistic doctor….

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Since my time with Dr Huggins in Colorado I’ve totally changed my way of thinking, I’ve always believed in good nutrition and necessary supplementation simply because of the lack of them in the 21st century foods and the predominance of synthetic additives. I became more aware of the methods used by food companies to sell more of the nutritionally bereft and health damaging additives pioneered by companies like Monsanto and Cargill who spend billions, yes billions on creating genetically modified seed and pesticides and herbicides. Over the last decade or so there have been genuine believers in the beauty and beneficial effects of natural health as opposed to filling your body with harmful drugs. Obviously these wonderful people have slowly but surely made a dent in their influence and affected the disgusting profits reaped by these pariahs. Now associate it or not but at least 50 of these natural doctors have mysteriously died, often young ish and in good health……For instance:

Famous holistic author, naturopath and researcher Ann Boroch was found dead in Los Angeles on Thursday, as the community of physicians seeking to operate outside the confines of Big Pharma continues to be decimated. She was 51.

Ann Boroch, the author of Healing Multiple Sclerosis and The Candida Cure, was famous for curing herself of multiple sclerosis at the age of 24, and remaining symptom free for over two decades.

Boroch was also outspoken on many issues including the dangers of vaccination, and she was actively campaigning for people to take control of their lives and reject Big Pharma’s crippling products in favor of natural healing.

Now every one of the deaths is important but Ann Boroch is extremely relevant to me as an ms sufferer of nearly two decades, her book on how she cured herself is proving to be extremely interesting and has given me even more inspiration.