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.
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 subjected to 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 deterioration 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 cerebral palsy, 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 of prescription medication had begun to overpower me.
Just before Christmas, 2005, my life was about to be saved and returned to my control. One of my friends told me about “… an amazing food supplement called Serrapeptase“. So much has changed since then; I am now seeing the world, and the truth about naturally sustained good health, with fresh eyes. It was this revelation that would later lead me to call myself, The Health-Care Survivor.
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.
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 medication, which I took before I knew about Serrapeptase and to which I have never needed to return.
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 medication 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.
The Health-Care Survivor’s Library
When my health began to improve in unexpected ways, it became clear, first to my closest friends, and then to me, that a natural approach to sustainable good health had given me far more than an effective way of managing the impact of cerebral palsy. It had freed me from the tyranny, which so many people, mistakenly, compliment with the names, medicine, and health care.
In short, I had learnt about the paradox, which lies at the heart of the allopathic medical system, and the insidiously destructive pharmaceutical industry, which lies at its foundation, and in which profit depends upon perpetual management of symptoms, making the curing of any condition, disease, or illness, synonymous with failure.
For me, the paradox is that the medical system, which has, undoubtedly, saved my life many times, is the same system that exposed me to a multitude of toxic chemicals, known as medications, sending my health into the inexorable downward spiral, from which I was freed in 2006, and from which I continue to be free today. Once my friends and I realised that it was not only from cerebral palsy, but also health care itself, that I had been rescued, one of them commented that I was, in fact, a ‘health-care survivor’, and the name stuck.
My journey towards good health, and beyond, has taught me that 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.
The more I learn about the pharmaceutical industry and its undue influence upon what most of us think of as ‘health services’, 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 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 own health challenges have 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 the need to fight the health-care system itself, in order to ensure that it is focused upon providing real, safe, and effective medicine.
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 that the health system is 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.
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.
My hope, in publishing the articles, audio, video, DVD, and book reviews, interviews and, campaigns, posted in The Health-Care Survivor’s Library, is to share as much as possible of the information that the corporate controlled media, pharmaceutical and medical industries misrepresent, or try to suppress completely.
My return to naturally sustained good health has only been possible thanks to the willingness of authors, broadcasters, and natural health advocates, around the world, to share their knowledge. Regular readers will know that many of these remarkable people have also helped me to share my own story.
The Health-Care Survivor’s Library also offers me an opportunity to share reviews and information about some of the books, DVDs, videos and articles, which continue to inform and inspire my learning.
I would like to encourage an open discussion of a naturally sustainable approach to good health. I look forward to welcoming you to the discussion, and the defence of the right to choose real, natural medicine, and health care, via comments on this site, and discussion and sharing on Facebook.
The Health-Care Survivor’s Books
I am writing a number of books, simultaneously, which is quite a challenge. The Health-Care Survivor’s Books keeps track of my progress. The first book has the provisional title, The Health-Care Survivor’s Story. It is scheduled for release at the end of 2015. The book charts the full story of My Serrapeptase Adventure, together with detailed background information and research, which lead to it and, in turn, made such a remarkable outcome possible.
Other books include a series, with the working title, The Disability Maze Books. I do not yet have a date for the release of the series, but details will be posted as soon as I have them. I am also starting to outline other publications, which will be announced in due course.
Thought For The Day
I started Thought For The Day in 2008, 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.