Today is February 18, 2015, and another anniversary of my freedom from the toxic cocktail of prescription medication, which was threatening to destroy my life, before the start of My Serrapeptase Adventure, way back in January 2006. The speed with which I was able to leave the medications behind is still one of the most remarkable things about my recovery, for people learning about it for the first time, and for everyone who witnessed it.
I am often asked two questions, one about how I felt in 2006, and one about how I think, and feel now. The first question is about whether or not I was surprised, or nervous, at the time, less than two months after starting to take Serrapeptase specifically, and more generally, a natural approach to improving and maintaining my health. In a single word, the answer is, no. The full answer is that, at the time, I still, wrongly, believed that doctors would only give me medication when I needed it. Therefore, I assumed, it was safe to believe that doctors would only tell me to reduce or stop a prescription when I would be safe to do so. Thankfully my second assumption was correct, and I suffered no ill effects from not taking the multitude of toxins, which I had once called medicines, and upon which I had once believed my survival depended.
My remarkably positive reaction to Serrapeptase, cleared my lungs in a matter of days, restoring my ability to speak in full sentences, without losing my breath. This made it possible to accept an invitation to share My Serrapeptase Adventure with listeners to The Power Hour Radio Show in April 2006. It was, ultimately, the fact that I was freed from the combined side effects of multiple medications, which made my return to sustained good health possible then, and something I still enjoy today. (Listen To My First Interview)
The second question, which I am asked even more often is about my attitude to medication, and the medical profession, now that I know that a natural approach to my health has saved, and sustained my life, in contrast to the allopathic, pharmaceutical approach.
First of all, I make it clear to anyone who asks me, as I do here, that I bear no grudge, or ill will, against any of the doctors, nurses, surgeons, or other medical professionals, who treated me. They are deliberately misinformed by the pharmaceutical industry, which controls much of the funding upon which their training and professional practice depend. Doctors are as trapped as their patients, within a financial system, which depends for its own survival, upon keeping as many people as possible ill enough to be dependent upon pharmaceutical products for the temporary relief of symptoms. It is a system in which lifelong health and well-being, free from expensive toxins, is the very definition of failure.
Health is the body’s natural state, even when one has a permanent and irreversible underlying condition, like cerebral palsy. It is prescribed 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.
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 emergencies. As I have said before, I have benefited from medical treatment and surgery throughout my life. Still, 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. Natural good health is the state in which the human body functions at its best, and to which it will return when given the right nutrition and environment in which to do so.
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 genuine health care, to encourage and 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 or question whether it is focused upon providing real, safe and effective medicine. Nor should they have to doubt the most precious gift of all, people with the talents and compassion to care for others in need.
As always, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people, around the world, from whom I have continued to learn, throughout my adventure and beyond, and whose kindness continues to inspire me.