I was born with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, which affects everyone slightly differently. For me, it has restricted my mobility and muscle control and my eyesight and visual perception were severely limited, which made reading particularly difficult.
I grew up reassured by the knowledge that cerebral palsy was a stable condition, which would not degenerate. In common with many people with congenital (lifelong) disabilities, in the UK, I was put through a mix of special and mainstream education and I was treated by a succession of doctors, surgeons and therapists of all kinds, many of whom added to the toxic cocktail, usually called prescription medication, of which they all seem to be so fond. Therefore, once I accepted my limitations and overcame or managed some other difficulties, it should have been possible to live a life, which was not dominated by my health… or the lack of it.
By the late 1990s, cerebral palsy was ready to remind me that it often has a sting in its tail, about which very few people are told until it strikes. It is true that the underlying brain damage which caused it had not changed, but the cumulative effect of the wear and tear caused to every system of the body simply by living with it, combined with years of toxicity from prescription medication had begun to overpower me and to send my health into a relentless downward spiral. In December 2005, I had finally accepted that this would be my lot for as much time as I had left and that there might not be very much of it.
So much has changed since then; I am now seeing the world with fresh eyes. My return to naturally sustained good health, since January 2006, continues to amaze me every day, and it is my privilege to share it with you.
The real medicine is natural medicine, not the pharmaceutical alternative.
My Serrapeptase Adventure
My Serrapeptase Adventure is the remarkable story of “The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme”, Serrapeptase, which gave me back my life in January 2006. It goes on to chart the four life-changing years in which I learnt that many of the symptoms from which Serrapeptase has rescued me were, in fact, known, and even expected, side effects of the toxic cocktail of prescription medications, which I took before I knew about Serrapeptase and to which I have never needed to return.
Since I learnt about Serrapeptase, I have been able to move away from medically controlled symptoms, towards naturally sustained good health.
Health is the body’s natural state, even when one has a permanent and irreversible underlying condition, like cerebral palsy. It is prescription medication, and the worldwide systems designed to reinforce our dependence upon it, that should be called ‘alternative medicine’. If good health is our natural, balanced state, then the goal of health care should be to maintain that balance, or to return us to it, as naturally as possible. This approach still allows for medical and surgical treatments, when they are necessary, but they should be considered to be useful alternatives, and not assumed to be the only acceptable options.
Disease control, and even symptoms management both have their place, and I have benefited, and suffered, from both, but they must never be confused with health care. It is crucial to defend the right of people to know the difference between health care and medical care, and to be able to make an informed choice between them.
Just before Christmas, 2005, my life was about to change. One of my friends told me about “… an amazing food supplement called Serrapeptase.” As part of my research, at the time, I learnt about the work of the author, broadcaster and natural health advocate, Robert Redfern, The Serrapeptase Guy. Amongst the information, which I found were highlights from interviews, which Robert had given to The Power Hour Radio Show. These recordings were a true gift to me because reading was very difficult for me; they enabled me to find the information, which would change my life. In a very few weeks, the show was to become the integral part of my own story, which it still is today.
On January 3, 2006, with my sceptic’s hat firmly on my head, I took Serrapeptase for the first time, sat back and waited for the results. I did not have to wait for long. Within just 48 hours, my lungs began to clear and over the following few days my lung capacity improved and stabilised. In the following weeks, my heart rate returned to normal and stabilised and my digestive system returned to normal. Before the end of February 2006, I was able to stop taking all my prescription medications and my condition has been stable and continued to improve since then.
By November 2006, my eyesight and visual perception, which were damaged as a direct result, and integral part, of cerebral palsy, had also begun to improve. My eyesight is now within normal range and the improvement continues to this day. Does this mean that the remarkable enzyme, Serrapeptase, can overcome the impact of congenital brain damage? I do not have a complete medical answer to this, but I am enjoying the challenge of finding one. There is now some research, based upon studies of newborns, suggesting that inflammation may be amongst the underlying causes of cerebral palsy. One indicator for this was the elevated level of inflammatory cytokines. I am not yet sure that it is possible to extrapolate from this that reducing the level of inflammation in adulthood, could help to mediate the effect of congenital damage, but am sure that it is a question worth asking, and that the answer will be a fascinating one to find.
My health continues to improve and my enthusiasm for life continues to grow. I am looking forward to the opportunities, which lie ahead, and to the challenges through which I will continue to learn on my way towards reaching them.
The 2009 edition of The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme is Serrapeptase, by Robert Redfern, includes The Mike Tawse Story – From Wheelchair To wings.
My return to good health, and my improved eyesight mean that reading is becoming a useful pleasure. Although fluency is still a challenge, I am sure it is one which I will be able to meet. Being able to read, independently, has enabled me to return to the research and writing, which I started before I became preoccupied with my own health.
Campaign To Defend Natural Health
It is crucial to defend the right of people to know the difference between health care and medical care, and to be able to make an informed choice between them.
Almost as soon as I started to focus upon a natural approach to health, I noticed how few of the stories, described by the mainstream media as health news, have anything to do with health. Most of them are about the medical and pharmaceutical industries. It is becoming more obvious, by the day, that the health system is, in fact, dominated by corporate greed and control. It is a system in which good health outcomes are much less of a priority than most people believe or would want them to be. The true goal is mass control.
For me, freedom from the ‘toxic cocktail’ of prescription medication has been the freedom to live a life that is so much more vibrant than the mere existence, offered by allopathic medicine. Disease control, and even symptoms management both have their place, and I have benefited from both, but they must never be confused with health care.
My research focuses upon some of the critical issues, which I believe that each one of us must be able to address at a personal level and also as responsible members of society, in order to regain and maintain naturally sustainable good health.
Health stories are a familiar part of news coverage, but the search for naturally sustained good health often means looking for the hidden background and detail that the media chooses not to focus upon. Still more important is finding, and understanding, the information that they do not cover at all. My own return to good health has only been possible because of the courage of a few people who are willing to share hidden health news.
If you thought the media reported health news… this site may make you think again. There can be no doubt that those who report the news, must decide which of a multitude of stories they will report, and the terms in which they do so. The problem is not that such choices are made, but who is able to influence them, without being held to account. When we watch, listen to, or read the news, we must remember that we are part of a target audience. We must not be passive recipients of the news. Understanding requires more than information, it requires clear thinking.
If you do not question everything around you, your mind will be filled with multitudes of emptiness; without questions, no answers can exist and understanding is impossible.
I would like to encourage an open discussion of a naturally sustainable approach to good health.
Thought For The Day
I started Thought For The Day, when two of the remarkable people who have enabled and inspired my return to good health, suggested that I should publish some of my own thoughts, and my favourite quotations from others, which I had taken to adding to the end of my e-mails to them. I share some of these posts with listeners to The Power Hour.