Natural Health: Taming Nature’s Fury!

Today, I was narrowly missed by a lightning strike, which hit the ground about 30 to 40 yards away, but it seemed far closer to me. Once I recovered from the shock of such an enormously loud sound, and a bright flash, I realised that even this drama was another opportunity to learn more about my improving health.

It is difficult to imagine that there is anyone who would not have been shocked by such an experience, or that they would not have jumped. I, of course, was no different. Cerebral palsy still makes me prone to jump (spasm) in response to unexpected sounds, or suddenly changing light levels, so, of course, I jumped at least twice… and it hurt for a few seconds. Continue Reading

Understanding Optometry

Following the unexpected results of last month’s eye test, and my optometrist’s suggestion that the remarkable, and continuing improvement in my eyesight and visual perception, which are among the most precious gifts of My Serrapeptase Adventure, would make an interesting subject for research, I contacted The Institute of Optometry.

Today, I received a reply to some of my questions. Although The Institute is not able to offer specific advice about my condition or to comment upon the details of my adventure, the information I have received does include some very useful recommendations for further reading. Continue Reading

The Unexpected Eye Test

Today, as part of my research for The Disability Maze Books, I visited my optometrist. I intended to discuss the technicalities of the test procedures, used by optometrists in the UK.

As I have said before, it is often difficult to convert the scores given by visual acuity tests, into useful information for daily life. It is, of course, possible to say that a series of acuity tests show deterioration or improvement, in statistical terms, but when one tries to apply this information to daily life, it becomes challenging to find agreement, even amongst professionals, about the best way to do this.

My own experience suggests that the testing procedures, commonly used by psychologists in the fields of health, education, and social care, are prone to the same problem. Continue Reading

Curcumin: An Ancient Gift For Modern Health

I have been writing about Curcumin, since February 2006. The astonishing effect it has had upon my eyesight continues to be among the most joyous gifts of My Serrapeptase Adventure, and my continuing journey towards good, and improving, health.

Although most of the questions, sent to me by those who read my story, or who have heard it on the radio, will probably always be about Serrapeptase, among the people who know me personally, I am much more often asked about Curcumin. This is, perhaps, because the improvements in my eyesight have been among the most unexpected of all. It is for this reason that now in 2009, I am still learning about Curcumin. Continue Reading

Medication Is A Distant Memory

Today, February 18, 2009, is another milestone in My Serrapeptase Adventure. It is the first full day of my fourth year, free from the ‘toxic cocktail,’ popularly known as prescription medication.

I continue to be inspired by the fact that Serrapeptase began to free me from my symptoms within hours, and then, within weeks, from the medications, which I now believe may have been known and expected to cause, or worsen them.

I still have so much to learn about how The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme, Serrapeptase, is able to have such a wide-ranging impact upon my health, but I am enjoying the challenge. As the memory of medication becomes more distant, I continue to replace it with older, happier memories, and I look forward to continuing to add the new ones, which come from a future filled with opportunities and enthusiasm for life. Continue Reading