I hope to have a first draft of the first four chapters of The Health-Care Survivor’s Story, ready for proofreading and initial editing by the end of February 2014.
The First Four Chapters
The first four chapters of the book tell the full story of My Serrapeptase Adventure in much greater detail than is provided by the website, by setting my story in it’s medical context, in order to explain my recovery from the damage inflicted, first by cerebral palsy, then, by a toxic cocktail of prescription medication, and in turn, how my recovery enabled my improved eyesight and visual perception.
Since the allopathic medical system suggested that my eyesight and visual perception were irreparably damaged by cerebral palsy, later chapters will examine how any improvement has been possible, and why the conventional ‘wisdom’ of western, pharmaceutically dominated medicine makes doctors and other specialists so unwilling to recognise the true healing potential of the human body, when it is given the right environment and nutrition.
Finally, I will explain how and why I believe that:
For me, freedom from 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.
I am in no doubt that each person who gave me medication, did so with the best of intentions. The more I learn about the pharmaceutical industry and its undue influence upon what most of us, in the UK, think of as ‘the health service’, the more convinced I become that many of the good people who work within the allopathic health system, often feel as trapped by its enveloping power as many of its patients do.
I will continue to choose a natural approach to sustain my own good health whenever It is available to me. It is, however, important to stress that I am not opposed to medical treatment, at times and in circumstances where it can be shown to be necessary as the most appropriate response to a traumatic injury or other health emergency. As I have said before, I have benefited from medical treatment and surgery throughout my life, but My Serrapeptase Adventure has taught me to re-evaluate the true meaning and power of health care.
I believe that a naturally sustainable approach to good health should always be my first choice, because naturally good health is the state in which the human body functions at its best, and to which it will return as soon as it is given the right nutrition and environment in which to do so.
Clearly, this approach still provides a defined role for medical professionals, clinicians, therapists and nurses. I believe that it is the duty of every one of us who values real health care to encourage and also to defend people who have dedicated themselves to providing it or educating us about its potential, wherever we find them, even within the allopathic system.
We must make it clear to the pharmaceutical industry that good science must become, once again, the powerful servant of good health that its pioneers knew it to be. We must not allow ourselves to confuse a thriving pharmaceutical industry, with the provision of safe and effective health care.
It is challenging enough to sustain and, if necessary, to return to a natural state of good health. No one should ever have to consider whether or not they may need to fight the health care system itself in order to ensure that it is focused upon providing real, safe and effective medicine and the most precious gift of all, people with the talents and compassion to care for others in need.
Following discussions with friends, including other writers, I have decided to set a new target date for completion of my first draft, at the end the end of 2015l. This will allow me to include the later chapters, which are less separate from my own story than I thought they would be.