In Memory Of Joyce Riley: An Inspirational Advocate, Broadcaster, And Friend

Joyce Ann Riley: July 31, 1948 – June 25, 2017
An Inspirational Advocate, Broadcaster, And Friend.

Joyce Ann Riley was welcomed into the world on July 31, 1948. Fittingly, she was born just outside Arkansas City, Kansas on the border with Oklahoma, in the heart of the United States. Eventually, Joyce would capture the hearts of millions of people around the world, including my own, becoming a trusted friend and mentor.

Her father owned a pharmacy while her mother was a stay-at-home mum. Joyce was the eldest of three children. One of her passions, as well as being on The Power Hour was quilting, a talent and pleasure inherited from her mother. The tragedy of her family came when one of her younger brothers died unexpectedly. Undoubtedly, her father’s involvement in the medical community influenced her career decisions.

As a young woman, Joyce was determined to make some mark in the world. The tenacity we grew to love brought her all the way to the University of Kansas. Her passion for helping those who could not always help themselves was embedded in her makeup. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, leading to a full range of nursing duties in the private sector.

Her expertise and willingness to serve landed her in the Air Force, where she attained the rank of captain. Joyce became a flight nurse aboard C-130 missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. The kinship she felt with those in uniform is a precious part of her legacy. The experimentation she endured, and witnessed, changed Joyce forever. ‘A champion of the forgotten men and women of the Desert Storm era’, may be the badge of honour she cherished the most.

Before she brought the plight of the Iraq War era soldier to the masses, Joyce became a whistle-blower, involved in exposing nursing malpractice issues. Until her health would no longer permit, she was an expert witness for both plaintiff and defence medical cases. Her courage, and determination to stand for the truth, made Joyce the target of harsh scrutiny, and vilification by those willing to value reputation above the lives of helpless infants. She also presented at the National Institutes of Health, and many legal conferences, including the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Her expertise and critical voice lead her to the radio and well over 1500 radio guest appearances. From 1996-1999 with her husband Dave von Kleist, she travelled the country as an advocate for the American Gulf War Veterans Association, with crucial information for veterans throughout the nation. In the Spring of 2000, The Power Hour Radio Show joined the GCN network. With her exuberant husband by her side, Joyce laid the path for the modern independent media movement. The Power Hour became synonymous with blowing the lid off our less than honest ‘reality’. With the tenacity of a bulldog, a unique wit, and a distinctive midwestern charm Joyce endeared herself to a massive audience. The advent and success of the truth media can be traced directly to The Power Hour and the nation of People who called it home. Her pursuit of natural treatments for her cancer diagnosis will long be admired and used in coming generations.

It was by pure luck that I first heard the voice of Joyce Riley, who would set me on course to transform my life, and I believe, to save my life, thanks to an interview I heard in December 2005. While I helped a friend to find information about a food supplement called Serrapeptase, I found a clip, from The Power Hour, in which Joyce interviewed Robert Redfern, the author of a book with a title so long that I only remembered about half of it at the time. Thankfully, the discussion was much more memorable, as was the content of the book. It was more than enough to grab my attention and convince me that I wanted to learn more and that Serrapeptase could be a safe alternative to the prescribed anti-inflammatory painkillers I had taken for years, with little and reducing benefit.

On January 3, 2006, my friend returned with a copy of Robert’s book, and a bottle of Serrapeptase, which was described in the book as, ‘the second gift from silkworms’. It was on that day that My Serrapeptase Adventure started. Within days my health improved, within weeks my health was transformed, and my life was returned to my control.

Since my adventure began in January 2006, interest from around the world continued to grow. The first hint of worldwide media coverage came on February 22nd, 2006. When Robert Redfern of Naturally Healthy Publications, appeared on The Power Hour, he was taking his regular part in a phone-in. A caller rang in asking for information about natural health products, which would be useful for a child with Cerebral Palsy. It was still in its early stages, but Robert gave a brief outline of my story so far.

On April 11th, (2006) I had the pleasure of speaking with Joyce for the first time. She invited me to appear on the following days show.

My Serrapeptase Adventure charts 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 medications, which I took before I knew about Serrapeptase.

When I first heard people describing my return to naturally sustained good health and then Serrapeptase itself, as a ‘miracle’, I was concerned. At the time, in the summer of 2006, it was not at all certain to me that my improving health would be sustainable. I was thrilled that other people, including Joyce, were so confident, but it took me some time to begin to agree with them.

I am convinced that it is prescription medication, and the global 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. This approach still allows for medical and surgical treatments, when they are necessary, but they should be considered useful alternatives, and not assumed to be the only acceptable options.

To be clear, I still have cerebral palsy. Serrapeptase has not removed or cured the condition, but it has improved my health to such an extent that I have returned to the cerebral palsy of my childhood. It was then, and is now, a daily challenge to be managed and overcome. Cerebral palsy is no longer the condition, dominating my life, which it had become. Most importantly, I remain free of the toxic cocktail of prescription medication, which I believe damaged my health and quality of life, far more than cerebral palsy ever has done, or is ever likely to do.

From its very earliest days, My Serrapeptase Adventure has been as much about the kindness and inspiration of people from around the world, as it has been about my continuing search for good health. Joyce was a constant source of information, encouragement, and inspiration, which gave me the information I needed, and the confidence to try Serrapeptase for the first time, long before my eyesight was good enough to read the information for myself.

It is for this reason that I am in no doubt that without The Power Hour, my life would have been very different, and I may not have survived at all. Regular readers and listeners to the show will often have heard me taking every opportunity I get to thank Joyce and the team for their continued support.

Joyce was happy to tell my story and to give me a chance to share it, as often as possible. However, she often downplayed her part in it. In November 2008, Joyce agreed to record her personal view of My Serrapeptase Adventure, and of her contribution to it. As always, she emphasised, which she took from me. In a rare moment, Joyce also described the personal gift she considered it was, to have the opportunity to speak to, learn from, and inspire people around the world.

It is my privilege to have known Joyce and to have been inspired, not only by her knowledge but also by her friendship. Joyce will be deeply missed She is survived by an adoring body of listeners and advocates who have found the world a better place by having Joyce in it. Ever-private with so much personal information, it is proper now to note she has one brother and one son from an early marriage remaining.

The last word should be left to Joyce. It is my privilege to invite you to listen to her thoughts about my story, and the joy, and the challenge of The Power Hour — a radio show, with a worldwide audience, and a gentle touch of personal inspiration.

Never ever stand down if you know that something is going wrong. If you know there’s an injustice, speak out, regardless, because you don’t want to live the rest of your life knowing, ‘I could have done more’.

Joyce Riley, 1948 – 2017

Thanks to The Power Hour, and the Genesis Communications Network, and Naturally Healthy Publications for additional information.

Back From The Brink: How Serrapeptase Changed A Life

I am very grateful to Molly Allan, for the following article, in which she offers a concise introduction to My Serrapeptase Adventure, together with her own commentary upon it.

Losing control of one’s health is most people’s worst nightmare. Even when we’re ill, we hope to maintain a reasonable quality of life. Without that, life becomes an endless array of doctors, pills and desperate attempts to manage symptoms. That was the state in which Mike Tawse found himself in 2006.

About Mike Tawse: One Man’s Story

Born in the U.S. and raised in the U.K., 44-year-old Mike Tawse has had cerebral palsy since birth. For those unfamiliar with this condition: cerebral palsy (CP) is a non-progressive condition that affects a person’s movement and motor skills. The extent of this disability varies greatly among individuals, and secondary symptoms, such as decreased lung and heart function, trouble digesting food, trouble sleeping and painful joints and muscles, are common. Some people with CP also experience vision problems and/or seizures. Extreme sensitivity to sound and light as well as vision problems also often go hand-in-hand with CP. Although the condition itself doesn’t worsen, the symptoms often do get worse as a person ages. In addition, the medications commonly prescribed to manage the symptoms of CP can have side effects of their own that patients have to deal with. There are more than 17 million people worldwide living with cerebral palsy.

By the time Mike started taking the enzyme Serrapeptase in 2006 to help alleviate his symptoms, CP had been dominating his life for more than a decade. Just imagine having to take 14 different drugs each day, some of them more than once. In addition, imagine not having any energy, not being able to enjoy food or get a good night’s sleep. All this while being in constant pain.

Mike’s Experience With Serrapeptase

Mike calls 2006 the year he got his life back. That was the year that he began to use Serrapeptase to help manage the symptoms of his chronic condition, cerebral palsy. Before he started taking the enzyme Serrapeptase, Mike was relying on a “cocktail” of 14 different prescription medications that left him feeling worse than the disease itself. Mike calls these drugs “toxic” and from his account, it certainly seems that they were. Below is a timeline of Mike’s journey from merely existing to living a full, active life:

January, 2006: Mike started taking Serrapeptase on January 3, 2006 along with his regular medications. By January 5, he already knew that things were changing for the better. Over the next few days, his stomach pain lessened and gradually disappeared altogether (except when eating.) He also started to sleep better, all within just a few days of starting to take Serrapeptase.

February, 2006: February brought even more positive changes. By mid-month, Mike’s lung capacity had improved by more than 50 per cent. He also had more energy and was able to enjoy foods like fresh fruit and vegetable juice that he hadn’t been able to eat for many years. By the end of the month, he had stopped taking all of the prescriptions prescribed for managing his symptoms and he was feeling stronger each and every day.

March, 2006: Although the dramatic, new improvements stopped coming quite so fast and furiously, by March, Mike was feeling so much stronger and healthier that he found himself looking forward to each new day, rather than just hoping that he’d be able to get through it. In short: he had regained a quality of life.

May, 2006: By May, Mike’s energy level was still gradually increasing. He also started shedding pounds, something he’d been unable to do for years. He even started experimenting with standing using his crutches, increasing the amount of time he would spend on his feet each time. (Mike had walked using crutches as a child, but had been limited to a wheelchair for many years.) He even surprised himself by taking 20 steps to answer a ringing telephone. While 20 steps may not sound like a lot to you or me, to Mike, it seemed like he’d just run the Boston Marathon.

July, 2006: In July, a full six months after Mike began taking Serrapeptase, he went for a regular check-up by his physician. The good news was confirmed that Mike’s overall health had improved dramatically and that he had suffered no ill effects as a result of taking the enzyme, Serrapeptase. He also was officially done with the prescriptions that had plagued him for so long. Although he hadn’t been taking the pills for months, after his doctor’s appointment, he no longer had any “back-up” prescription orders from his doctor. He was a “free” man.

Mike also started taking the dietary supplement Curcumin in July to help complement the Serrapeptase benefits and promote his general good health. (See more about Curcumin below.)

September, 2006: By September, Mike’s health had improved to the extent that he was looking forward to starting physical therapy to help him get in better shape and to help him gain muscle tone. Before Serrapeptase, Mike’s lung and heart function made it difficult, and even dangerous, to exercise even a small amount.

Because of the way the British public health system is set up, Mike had to wait several months for his first physical therapy appointment. He used this “down” time to meet with a nutritionist and work on a healthy eating plan. Eating had been such a struggle for Mike before Serrapeptase that he had lost touch with what makes up a healthy diet. Kudos to Mike for realizing that he needed help in this area and calling a professional.

Mike and his nutritionist also worked together to devise some simple exercises for Mike that would help him gain additional muscle strength and stamina.

October, 2006: The improvements to Mike’s health continued, albeit at a slower pace. In October, his leg muscles were strong enough that he could go from sitting in his wheelchair to a standing position without using his hands, something that he hadn’t been able to do since he was a child. (He does still have to hold on to something while standing.)

November, 2006: In November, Mike noticed a slight improvement in his vision, something he attributes to taking Curcumin. He began to be able to read more easily and to be able to read smaller type.

The year 2006 was truly a remarkable year for Mike, but his journey was not over yet.

Mike’s health In 2007

Building on his astounding health recovery in 2006, Mike celebrated being free from prescription medications for one entire year in February. That month, he also did something he thought he’d never do: he joined a gym and enlisted the aid of a personal trainer. (His public health physical therapist was less than supportive of Mike’s “get fit” plans, so Mike took a different route.)

Other milestones for Mike in 2007 included his being able to walk outdoors and his being able to climb a few steps using his crutches, something he had been unable to do since the 1990s.

Although Mike had been told for years that his vision would not improve outside of a fixed range, he proved the doctors wrong and started to be able to read even smaller (six-point) type and to be able to read and recognize faces at a distance. In October, Mike got to use his improved vision to view England’s Lake District and was amazed by the level of detail and depth he witnessed.

Mike’s Health In 2008

As the second anniversary of Mike’s being medication-free approached, he found himself settling into a comfortable state of knowing that these new health improvements and his new quality of life weren’t going to be disappearing anytime soon, that he could make plans and count on feeling well tomorrow, next week and even next year. I don’t think any of us who haven’t lived that kind of discovery can truly understand it.

Mike began using he new-found time and energy to resume research and writing on living with a disability, a subject in which he has always been interested, but which he had had to abandon when his health concerns became all-consuming.

Mike’s vision continued to improve in 2008 and by the end of the year, he was able to read four-point type.

Mike’s Health in 2009 And Beyond

As Mike logged another year in his journey to improved health, he continued to face many of the challenges most of us face, staying fit and maintaining a healthy diet. The newest changes to Mike’s health are a little more subtle than the initial, dramatic changes, but no less exciting. He no longer reacts so intensely and painfully to loud noises or bright lights as CP patients are prone to do, and the jolts he does experience last for a shorter period of time and result in much less disability.

Mike’s incredible story has drawn the attention of several people in the media. Mike was welcomed several times on The Power Hour radio show with Joyce Riley. His story was also the subject of several articles, radio shows and a book by author, Robert Redfern of Naturally Healthy Publications.

About Serrapeptase

Just what is Serrapeptase and how does it interact with the body’s natural systems? Serrapeptase is an enzyme that is found in the silkworm intestine. The compound is responsible for that creature being able to shed its cocoon. It has been used in alternative medicine circles since the 1960s as an anti-inflammatory agent. Today, Serrapeptase is widely available in capsule form.

Says Mike about Serrapeptase: “Taking this enzyme has brought me back to the cerebral palsy of my childhood. I still have the disease. (I’ll always have the disease.) But, the symptoms are so much easier to handle since I stopped taking prescription medications to manage my disease. Serrapeptase has truly given me my life back.”

Mike’s experience with Serrapeptase is not unique. According to a study by a group of Japanese physicians in 1984, patients taking Serrapeptase experience less post-operative swelling than those taking a placebo. Another study, this one by researchers at the Institute of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Naples, Italy. This study found that Serrapeptase reduces swelling and pain in ear, nose and throat patients. In addition, a scan of PubMed studies shows more than 40 publications about Serrapeptase, the overwhelming majority supporting the enzymes anti-inflammatory properties.

Adding Curcumin

As Mike’s health improved with Serrapeptase, he decided to add Curcumin to the mix in 2006. This compound is found in nature in the plant, Curcuma Longa and is used to make the spice, turmeric. It is Curcumin that is responsible for the spice’s distinctive yellow color. Curcumin is a part of the ginger family and has been used and a natural remedy for nausea. It also has been cited for its properties in improving vision and the tone of the muscles and tendons that surround the eyes. Curcumin has been used in India and parts of Asia for centuries as a natural remedy, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. The compound is just beginning to raise interest in North America and western Europe.

The Bottom Line

As astounding as Mike’s story is, his is not the only such story, and success stories about Serrapeptase are not limited to individuals with cerebral palsy. Those with conditions ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to psoriasis to stomach disorders have reported improved health and lessening of symptoms after taking Serrapeptase.

Says Mike Tawse about his return to good health through natural remedies, “Health is the body’s natural state, even when one has a permanent and irreversible underlying condition, like cerebral palsy. It is prescription 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.” Well said Mike.

Molly Allen

Molly Allen, is an Ohio-based freelance writer.

The Power Hour: My Serrapeptase Adventure And The NHS

This morning, I was invited to join The Power Hour radio show, with Joyce Riley. Our discussion was wide-ranging, including:

  • Allopathic physician’s fear of natural health
  • My Serrapeptase Adventure
  • Naturally sustainable good health
  • The development of ‘ObamaCare’
  • The UK’s National Health Service

Thanks to Joyce Riley and The Power Hour.

The Story About The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme Is Spreading Rapidly

I would like to thank Naturally Healthy News, for publishing the following press release.

Mike Tawse:
The Health-Care Survivor
Naturally Healthy News: November 2010

The story of The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme of the silkworm is spreading rapidly around the world and saving lives.

The research on the clinical use of Serrapeptase as an anti-inflammatory has produced a long list of ailments that this amazing enzyme is treating. It is restoring the health of scores of people without the use of prescription medication and without harmful side effects.

Nutritionist and author Robert Redfern wrote The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme after studying the enzyme and its effects on people around the world. He wanted to share how this supplement has worked its miracles in the lives of very sick people and restored their health. Redfern has been studying 25 years of research of Serrapeptase as a treatment for inflammation ailments and has found no side effects, unlike most of the prescription medication used to treat these conditions.

Take for example, Mike Tawse, a cerebral palsy patient who was surviving by taking up to 14 prescription medications for cardio and respiratory problems, and his unbelievable and rapid recovery after taking Serrapeptase once a day. Mike was at death’s door before reluctantly taking the supplement. In just six weeks, he was off all his prescription medication, had recovered from his cardio and respiratory ailments and today is grateful to be alive and healthy. He no longer suffers from the numerous side effects of the drugs that ironically were destroying his life.

His story was the inspiration for Redfern’s title of this book about Serrapeptase because of the miracle it was in Mike’s life.

Serrapeptase is an enzyme found in the silkworm. The organism uses Serrapeptase to dissolve its cocoon when it is time to escape. It was discovered that it held the answer for many dead or inflamed tissue disorders in the human body. Its effect is solving a growing list of conditions as it dissolves non-living tissue, blood clots, cysts and arterial plaque and all inflamed tissue.

People are discovering more uses as more people are taking the daily tablet. There are stories of heart health recovery, migraine relief, respiratory healing, pain management, arthritis care, and inflammation treatment.

In Redfern’s book you will read about the details of what he found when researching this natural solution for so many common conditions.

Naturally Healthy Publications

2016 Update

I am honoured to say that the 2016 edition of  The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme is Serrapeptase – The 2nd Gift from Silkworms. includes an updated introduction to My Serrapeptase Adventure, with the title, From Wheelchair To Wings.

The book is available online for free, as a PDF download at:

A Dying Man Is Saved And Credits Serrapeptase

Naturally Health News: October 2010

Mike Tawse has had many challenges in his life. He was disabled at birth by cerebral palsy that also caused poor eyesight to the point that most considered him blind. He was given up for adoption by his American mother and was adopted by a British family and lost all contact with his beginnings.

In 1994, his health took a turn for the worse and illness progressed through his body for the next decade, and chipped away at his organs, his muscles and his resolve to live.

By 2005, Mike was on 14 prescription medications to maintain his painful existence and doctors did not give him much hope. He was near death and close friends were planning his funeral. His will to stay alive was gone and in his own words, “I got to the point where I didn’t care. If I survive, I’ll cope with it. If I don’t, someone else will.”

But, one friend didn’t let Mike go quietly. Instead, his dear friend asked him to do some research on a nutritional supplement that she thought might bring Mike some pain relief.

As he was confined to a wheelchair, spent most of his time at home and was comfortable surfing the internet, he agreed to spend the time to do the research on the supplement completely unaware that in doing so his life and his prognosis would never be the same.

The supplement was Serrapeptase and Mike now believes it was a miracle.

Mike Began To Change His Life

Because he felt he had nothing to loose, Mike decided to take one tablet a day of Serrapeptase, a proteolytic enzyme produced by the silkworm and known as a natural anti-inflammatory.

His doctor didn’t know much about it, but said it wouldn’t hurt him, so told him he could begin the daily protocol, as long as he didn’t stop taking his prescription medications.

Within 48 hours, the very sick man noticed a difference. “My lungs were clearing up.” He was a bit shocked.

But, that was just the beginning. In just a short time, the chronic heart palpitations stopped and his aching stomach settled down. The overall pain in his body was disappearing, too. And much to his surprise, within less than six weeks of beginning the daily regiment of the enzyme, Mike’s doctors made him a shocking proposal. He could stop taking all 14 of the medications they had prescribed.

On Feb. 18, 2006, he stopped taking his last prescribed medication. “That date is burned into my brain,” he said.

“No one understands why this has happened,” Mike said.

For Mike, he is happy to call it a miracle. So, is the man who provided Mike with his first bottle of Serrapeptase, Nutritionalist and author Robert Redfern. Redfern, who has been writing about serrapeptase and its healthy attributes for years, renamed his book about the enzyme after hearing Mike’s story, to “The Miracle Enzyme.”

Mike Celebrates Recovery

Today, Mike has been free of prescription medication since 2006 and he just celebrated his 41st birthday with his will and health intact.

And though he no longer suffers chronic pain, irregular heartbeats or any of the number of conditions brought on my years of drug therapies, the miracle for him is his near normal eyesight.

Mike grew up unable to pick out the details of life. He could see color and objects, but he couldn’t describe them. When he got ill, his sight only got worse and worse.

“I grew up surrounded by trees, but I couldn’t identify them, or flowers or birds. For example, I knew there were waves on the ocean. I understood what waves were. If I were in a boat, I could feel them. But, I could not recognize them. My visual signals were scrambled,” he said.

“Now, I can see them.”

Before he was ill, his eyesight was poor. And when he got sick, his eyesight got worse. After just a short time taking Serrapeptase, his eyesight is normal and he can see.

“I would be happy to call that a miracle,” he said. “Why did that happen to me? The fact is, it did. It is measurable. No question. The fact that it happened is a miracle.”

Mike’s story is amazing to anyone who listens to it, but it’s no wonder to Redfern, who is simply shocked at how much “junk” we put into our bodies.

The Side Effects Were Killing Him

Mike started taking medications to handle the wear and tear that CP was taking on his body. Soon after taking one medication, he would be on another to handle the side effects of the first medication. He took drugs that reduced shaking but slowed brain function. He took medications to reduce pain, but damaged his stomach, so he would have to take medications to counter act the first medications.

He took medication to reduce the fluid build-up in his lungs, but that medicine barely worked, but the doctors were afraid to take him off because they didn’t have anything better to prescribe, they believed.

Over the years, his doctors were layering drugs to deal with one issue after another and it was becoming increasing unclear just what was a side effect and what was a condition.

Some parts of his body that worked well, like his short-term memory, were beginning to be adversely effected by the medicines he was on for other ailments, he believes. He once had an incredible short-term memory that enabled him to memorize with one reading an entire novel. But, after years of taking prescription medication, he struggled with remembering anything. Today, his memory is much better and is still improving.

This is exactly the type of medical shell game that has Redfern upset enough to spread the word worldwide that there is a different way, a better way to handle much of what our bodies suffer.

“Ninety per cent of what we put into our bodies is toxic,” Redfern said. “That’s disgraceful.”

Mike still has cerebral palsy but his condition today is so much better than it was just four years ago.

The strain that CP takes on his muscles has been abated he believes by the Serrapeptase that he takes daily. The enzyme reduces inflammation and helps his body recover from the wear and tear of his lifelong condition that has no cure.

Now, all he has to deal with, as he puts it, is the CP, and that for him isn’t too bad.

Sometimes The Miracle Feels Like A Dream
Sometimes Mike confesses that he wonders whether this has all really happened to him. He will wake up in the night and suppose for a bit that it has all been a dream.

“There are times when I think, ‘Oh my gosh, has this really happened to me?’ and every once in a while I have a tough day, like everyone else. But my tough days today are better than my best days back then,” he said.

Mike now has a will to live and dream and plan for the future. He hopes to go back to the States and visit his birth country. He is finally well enough for the trip. He has his positive outlook on life back and shares it with others freely.

Mike has changed his dosage to Serranol from the original Serrapeptase. The new formula designed by Redfern includes Bio-Curcumin, Ecklonia Cava extract and vitamin D3, all vital to good health.

Please click here for more information about Serranol.

Julie Cole

Staff Writer and Editor
Naturally Healthy News

EU, Stop Killing Me With Your Undemocratic Directives

I would like to thank Naturally Healthy Publications for issuing the following press release.

Mike Tawse:
The Health-Care Survivor
Naturally Healthy Publications: July 2010

The one-way journey to Switzerland has been a constant feature in the press over recent years. Relatives of those who have upheld their ‘right to die’ have had media coverage and public sympathy has been on their side. But what about the right to live with vitality and to possess natural good health? The right of individual choice between a life that is led abundantly or precariously survived? True health is far more than freedom from disease, it is defined clearly by WHO. as being:

‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.

Part of that right is to be able to purchase life enhancing natural food supplements. Something a critical mass would expect to enjoy is being destroyed by [EU] regulators in the pockets of, or at least under the influence, paid representatives of, drug and pharmaceutical companies. These agencies are hell bent on reducing the freedom of making our own informed choices. Consumers are being forced to plead for the fundamental right to life; people like Mike Tawse may die without key nutritional supplements. For if these draconian laws come into being that, is exactly how it will be. Mike’s story charts a journey from death’s door to a joyful and fulfilling existence. For years his body struggled to survive the onslaught of up to fourteen different pharmaceutical drugs. Born with cerebral palsy, he suffered attendant cardio/respiratory problems. The medical professionals gradually increased his medication in a last-ditch attempt to keep him alive and were failing. It appeared that he would have only a few years before his body gave way to the strain. The turning point came when Mike was persuaded by one of his friends to start taking an enzyme called Serrapeptase, which was achieving a reputation for its power as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and for clearing inflamed tissue in the body. Mike’s response was incredibly swift. His lung function and heart rate returned to normal, even the condition of his skin seemed improved. As the months passed and he took increasing responsibility for his well being, Mike stopped taking his prescription medications. He learned that many of his symptoms were known, and even expected, side effects of all these medications, which he took before turning to Serrapeptase. A visit to his doctor and checks of his heart function, blood pressure and lung function, confirmed them as normal. It was agreed that he was very unlikely to need prescription medication ever again and even less to want it. The young man who sat in a wheelchair, wondering when he was going to die and whether he actually cared, recently celebrated another birthday. He said:‘

The search for good health has so much more to offer than freedom from illness. It is as much about new insight as new eyesight and as much about new hope as new health… It is impossible for a man to be truly free if he will not think for himself… Mike Tawse.’

The ban on nutritional supplements would cause thousands of people distress and close many health food stores. Most serious of all, it could undermine the most fundamental right of everyone: to live long and healthily. The right to life and health is a legal right according to The European Convention on Human Rights and yet the unelected bureaucrats arbitrarily seek to take away these rights without any investigation of the safety of the nutrients, many which have been safely used for over 50 years. Despite this, these bureaucrats, demand that an impossible amount of over £100,000 is spent by any supplier to prove their worth and safety, without considering the implications for sufferers such as Mike Tawse.

Naturally Healthy Publications

My Serrapeptase Adventure In Print

Regular readers will know that my improving ability to read is among the most precious and surprising gifts of My Serrapeptase Adventure. My ability to read has improved, gradually, but consistently, since my eyesight and visual perception began becoming clearer in November 2006.

I still need a lot of practice, and must make a considerable effort to improve my fluency, but reading is already a much more useful pleasure than it ever was, before my adventure started.

Some time ago, I heard that The Serrapeptase Guy, Robert Redfern, had decided to include an introduction to My Serrapeptase Adventure in the 2009 edition of his book: The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme is Serrapeptase – The 2nd Gift from Silkworms, with the title, From Wheelchair To Wings.

It is an amazing compliment to have my story shared in this way. Today, I am thrilled to have received a copy of the newly released book, and to be able to read it for myself.

2016 Update

I am honoured to say that the 2016 edition of  The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme is Serrapeptase – The 2nd Gift from Silkworms (pictured). includes an updated introduction to My Serrapeptase Adventure, with the title, From Wheelchair To Wings.

The book is available online for free, as a PDF download at:

Robert Redfern Talks About My Serrapeptase Adventure

My Serrapeptase Adventure began when a friend told me about The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme, Serrapeptase and asked me to help her find more information about it on the internet. One of the greatest gifts I found that day was a series of clips from radio interviews from The Power Hour radio show, with Robert Redfern, The Serrapeptase Guy, which enabled me to learn more about Serrapeptase without having to read vast quantities of text – something which my eyesight would not have enabled me to do at the time.

The 2009 edition of the book, The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme is Serrapeptase – The 2nd Gift from Silkworms, includes The Mike Tawse Story – From Wheelchair To Wings.

In early 2006 I was to change my whole understanding as to what could be helped with Serrapeptase. Up until meeting Mike Tawse, I had always said there were limitations as to what could be helped with Serrapeptase. Mike Tawse, born with cerebral palsy, was to change all of that. In December 2005, Mike, who was then 36 years of age, was sat in his apartment, with very little quality of life and unbeknown to him, his friends were planning his funeral. Mike was on a multitude of medications from his doctors and was slowly slipping away. Luckily, he and his friends came across SerraEzyme. Within weeks (days??) he started to recover and within months his doctors took him off all of his drugs. Now, at 40 Years of age, his life continues to get better. I was so impressed, I renamed my book The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme is Serrapeptase.

Robert Redfern

Although I have been enjoying the benefits of Serrapeptase since January [2006], I continue to be amazed by the speed and stability of my progress.

I would like to thank Robert Redfern for his inspiring work with Serrapeptase and I am sure that he will continue to bring hope to people around the world!

Mike Tawse

2016 Update

I am honoured to say that the 2016 edition of  The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme is Serrapeptase – The 2nd Gift from Silkworms (pictured). includes an updated introduction to My Serrapeptase Adventure, with the title, From Wheelchair To Wings.

The Power Hour: Serrapeptase And The HealthPoint

Today, I had the pleasure of being invited to join The Power Hour, to update the show’s regular listeners with my progress and to introduce new listeners to Serrapeptase and the remarkable story of My Serrapeptase Adventure. Later in our conversation, Joyce Riley and I welcomed Robert Redfern, to discuss the HealthPoint. Robert also answered a number of listener’s questions.

Joyce Riley: The Power Hour — Inspiring Change And Mike Tawse

From its very earliest days, My Serrapeptase Adventure has been as much about the kindness and inspiration of people from around the world, as it has been about my continuing search for good health.

Joyce Riley, and all The Power Hour team, have been, and continue to be, a constant source of information, encouragement and inspiration. It was Joyce’s interviews with Robert Redfern, which gave me the information I needed, and the confidence to try Serrapeptase for the first time, in January 2006, long before my eyesight was good enough to read the information for myself.

It is for this reason that I am in no doubt that without The Power Hour, my life would have been very different, and I may not have survived at all. Regular readers and listeners to the show will often have heard me taking every opportunity I get to thank Joyce and the team for their continued support.

Joyce has been happy to tell my story, and to give me an opportunity to share it, as often as possible, however, this evening I was given another rare and welcome gift. For the first time ever, Joyce has recorded her very personal view of My Serrapeptase Adventure, so far, and of the part, which she, Dave and all The Power Hour team continue to have within it.

It is my privilege to invite you to listen to the following 11 minute recording and, once again, to thank Joyce for her kindness to me.