Sunday, October 30, 2011
"Good Health is Gorgeous" - Diet and Lifestyle DO Matter (the male perspective)
Hi, healers! Here is a GREAT guest post by a fellow Gerson/vegan person who has found substantial relief in just two weeks of starting the enemas and juices. When he sent me an e-mail to let me know of his success, I asked him to write a little something about his journey for you all to read. Enjoy! If you want to contact him, just drop me a line, and I will give you his e-mail address.
By Greg Dennis
Two and a half years ago, my doctor nearly killed me. I was prescribed a three week course of an antibiotic for a condition I didn't have, that sent me crashing down the harrowing path of chronic illness and in to the world of adverse drug reactions. When things were at their worst, I had roughly 30 symptoms with damage to most systems, glands, organs, and tissues. It was a delayed reaction so I had no idea what was happening. It took me about a year to connect the dots and figure out that I had been poisoned, ravaged by the very medical establishment I had trusted with my health. I got in touch with others. Some had healed. Some hadn't. There didn't seem to be any consensus on recovery other then that there was no consensus at all. For someone whose reason for breathing was to play basketball, living inside a body that was a medical train wreck was nothing less then derogatory. What do you do when you can't recognize your own life? When the body you've always taken for granted is violated and your health disappears - what do you do? You pick up the pieces, take control of your choices and change your lifestyle. Consider the opening lines of the great novel David Copperfield: "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show." The guy was on to something.
I still have a ways to go but the more I read, the more I learn, the more empowered I become. I try new therapies (gerson being the latest and most promising) but the fundamentals to my physical well being never change - diet, stress management, movement, and healthy relationships. Each person I seek out in the field of alternative health leads me to someone else as the layers slowly unfold and certain realizations become clear. There are biological cause and effects that our choices have on us that no one can escape from -so my habits have had to change. Some out of necessity, others by choice. I've substituted mai thais for meditation and started a regular yoga practice. I juice daily, i've cut out all meat, dairy, alcohol, and coffee (unless I'm drinking it upside down via enema ) I found a good acupuncturist and trigger point specialist to help me get back on my feet. And I even invested in an infrared sauna while I continue to navigate through the one two steps forward one step back dance of set back and improvements. All of these things help me to keep up with normal earthlings in my day to day life. Of the many things i've learned: healing doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars, and it doesn't come from a magic pill (which is what got me here in the first place) It is a lifestyle shift that requires an open mind, patience, and a certain focus and resoluteness to give your body the things it needs to heal. I won't go so far as to say I'm glad this happened to me - I'm not. But I have learned a lot about myself and health that I would've never learned any other way. The more we learn the better choices we can make and the better chance we have to heal. Out of the darkness in to the light.