How do you think disease starts? The easy answer is “genetic”. Yet study after study has shown the very small role that genetics play in the majority of modern diseases. Even if you do have the genetic potential for a disease, you have to turn that potential on. Just because you have a genetic predisposition does not mean you will get the disease (this a well research scientific fact, but hard to explain in just a few lines).
Your body is a superb piece of machinery, designed to fight disease and keep you well. Disease needs to get a foothold in your body and it is not easy for it to do so in a healthy body. For example, most people get the beginnings of cancer many times in their lives, but the body deals with it and you do not even know the great job your body has done protecting you. So, what happens to allow the disease to get a foothold. The answer is simple. In the majority of cases, you have allowed your body to get into a position of weakness, where the disease is able to get that foothold, but that is not all, you have created an environment where the disease can thrive and you have weakened your immune system to the point where it cannot fight the disease. None of this happens overnight. It occurs over a substantial period of time during which your body is continually compromised. It will keep giving you signs, which you may either not recognise or ignore. No one is suggesting that you have done this purposely, but it has occurred as a result of decisions you have made regarding what goes in your mouth, on your body, what you are exposed to and how you live your life in terms of what you do and do not do. It really is that simple (Please read Background).
Our health system today is focused on a drug response for symptoms, not on wellness. Yet, the drug merely treats the symptoms, very rarely the underlying cause and often the drug will have side effects, some of which may manifest themselves in a range of other diseases, over time. Think about it, your body got sick because of a nutritional deficiency or a toxin. It did not get sick because of a deficiency of a drug and the drug is not going to fix the underlying problem.
Modern medicine does not appear to have the answers for a range of serious diseases. Diseases are spiralling out of control. If you are hit by a car, then the best place to be is in a hospital. But if you are suffering from a chronic condition and drugs are not giving you the results you want, and you want to get well, you may want to try another more natural way. A way that takes a good look at how your body is working or not working and using natural substances to address deficiencies and repair body systems to a point where the body can heal itself.
Please note that I am not a medical doctor, I am a natural therapist that works with you, using a series of testing protocols, to identify and correct weaknesses and deficiencies. We then use a variety of modalities to make your body strong enough to fight disease. I cannot say that I cure disease, I just work with the body to give it a chance to do that.
Case Study 1
Mary was a 15 year old young woman. She was experiencing irregular periods, was having difficulty losing weight around her waist, had excessive hair and acne problems. A full case history, questionnaires and testing revealed that that Mary had high levels of inflammation, high oxidative stress, low antioxidant levels, high blood sugar levels (she was pre-diabetic) and high testosterone levels. Further testing confirmed the suspicion that Mary was suffering from a condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). If left untreated, it can lead to diabetes and a range of more serious condition, as well as infertility. At this stage, Mary’s father stepped in and decided that Mary would receive conventional medical treatment, which consisted of some drugs to treat the symptoms. She was put on the contraceptive pill to regulate her periods. Six months later Mary returned stating that her weight had ballooned, her hair growth had increased and she felt depressed a lot of the time.
Mary’s treatment plan consisted of a diet to reduce toxins. She was put on a supplement regime to enable her body to normalize insulin levels and reduce testosterone levels. An exercise plan was designed to suit her lifestyle to burn sugars in her system. She was given a herbal mix to help her mood. She elected to go off the pill and the drugs. In a few weeks, she noticed a major shift in how she was feeling and there was significant weight loss. This gave her the motivation to continue the program. Testing continued on a fortnightly basis and Mary could see in the testing results that her inflammation was reducing, her anti-oxidant levels had gone up, her fat to muscle ratio was shifting positively and her blood sugar levels had dropped. At the three-month mark, her periods normalised and she noticed a reduction in body hair. After six months, Mary was unrecognizable in terms of how she looked and her personality.
Case Study 2
Because this is such a contentious area I have asked the patient to write the story in her own words:
“My cancer diagnosis came as a bombshell. This is something that happened to other people, not to me. I was completely thrown. I have a husband and two young children. It just could not be. I had to make some decisions regarding treatment but did not have the knowledge to make the decisions. My doctors suggested surgery followed by chemo. The internet was a blessing and a curse. There was so much information. I went to a medical site called “Pubmed” and waded through hundreds of medical studies. One thing stuck in my mind and that was the low rate of success with chemotherapy. I wanted to know what all the options were
It was then a friend suggested that I go and see Clive. A one hour consult went into the evening. I wanted him to tell me what he thought I should do. He wouldn’t. He said that his job was to provide alternatives. My job was to decide which, if any, to choose. He went through all the options, including chemotherapy and surgery. He explained things carefully and fully setting out options and how the various treatments worked. He put me in touch with various clinics around the world. In the end, I decided on not having surgery or chemo. Clive explained what alternative therapies would work together and which would not. Some worked with chemo, but I did not want that. He focused on my motivation and how committed I was in terms of following the treatment of my choice, as it would not be easy. In the end I decided that getting well was going to be my major focus and I decided on a multi-dimensions approach. Clive ran a barrage of tests. Quite frankly the results were scary. I always considered myself a healthy person. Together we agreed on a treatment regime. It was not an easy regime. It involved exercise, cutting out key foods, juicing a lot, drinking special teas, taking supplements and lots of them, changing my lifestyle, sleep hygiene and so much more. The only thing that I would not do, were the enemas. He said that we would work around that.
It was tremendous having Clive at the end of the phone answering my 100s of questions abut every change and feeling. There were some down times and even doubts. Clive told me that there were no guarantees. I preserved, resisting so many temptations, because I had so much to live for. I knew deep down inside that my body could heal itself if given the right environment.
Twelve months later, my tumour has shrunk and is stable. I feel great and know that I can beat this. The program has been modified to be less stringent, but there are clear barriers that I do not cross. I am alive.”