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.
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 first hand, alike.
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. Read More “Good Health Is Our Natural State”
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.
Sometimes called Indian saffron, turmeric is an ancient ayurvedic medicine that has been used for centuries throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with a long history of use both medicinally and in cuisine. A perennial plant native to South Asia, turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Some regions use the leaves or eat the root raw, but usually the root is harvested, boiled, then dried in hot ovens and ground into powder. The yellow-orange colored powder is used as a spice, a food additive for coloring, and as a dye. It is the main ingredient in curry powder, an earthy, peppery spice used prevalently in many types of cuisine, from Thai to Indian.
Curcumin adds a distinctive yellow colour to Indian curry and yellow mustard, but it is much more than a food ingredient. For centuries, people in India have used Curcumin to treat the symptoms of diabetes, bronchitis, and laryngitis. Medical practitioners are even starting to understand how beneficial Curcumin can be when used to relieve swelling and ease the symptoms of chronic diseases. Several research studies have confirmed the benefits of Curcumin for reducing inflammation, especially the inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
For people suffering from chronic inflammation, over-the-counter and prescription drugs offer some relief, but they also increase the risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, stroke, heart attack, and other serious adverse events. Medical practitioners in Asia and Europe have turned to safer treatments for chronic inflammation, one of which is Serrapeptase. Serrapeptase is an enzyme that breaks down proteins, leading to reduced inflammation. Scientific research has validated the use of Serrapeptase as an anti-inflammatory for the treatment of inflammation, post-surgical pain, and several chronic medical conditions. Read More “The Clinical Use Of Serrapeptase Worldwide”
People who either have cerebral palsy, or have studied it, realise it is a lifelong condition. This does not mean that some of the symptoms cannot be managed, perhaps even without prescription drugs that feature potentially dangerous side effects. In fact, recent studies have shown cerebral palsy has an inflammatory component, which may indicate that prescription drugs are not the only, or even the best options to treat symptoms. In addition, the findings of various studies offer hope that cerebral palsy, and other conditions, can be managed or prevented by reducing or eliminating inflammation.
I started working on the new book at the beginning of January 2012. I am still developing the ideas for the book, but I can say that it tells the full story of the four life-changing years of My Serrapeptase Adventure, and of “The ‘Miracle’ Enzyme,” Serrapeptase, which gave me back my life in January 2006. It is a great, continuing, health adventure, enabled by the sharing of information on the internet, the airwaves and in print. It is a story of personal determination, inspired by the kindness of people around the world.
Following last month’s earthquake in Fukushima, Japan, earthquake and the nuclear explosion that followed it, everyone has been talking about iodine as protection for the thyroid. Since then, I have been learning about Nascent Iodine and its importance in processes throughout the body.
Traditionally, the importance of iodine to the biological function of the body was focused on iodine’s role in the nourishment of the thyroid gland, particularly for the production of T3 and T4 hormones and the regulation of metabolism. However, as the understanding of this nutrient has progressed, we have come to understand that the role of iodine in the body far surpasses what most thought, and is not only necessary for overall health but also a crucial component of the detoxification process. Read More “Introducing Nascent Iodine”