If you’re the victim of a near-fatal car crash, Western medicine, with its array of high-tech gadgetry, is without parallel in its ability to put you back together again.
But for anything other than emergency medicine, or certain forms of surgery like joint replacement, modern medicine doesn’t really offer much in the way of miracle cures.
When it comes to most chronic degenerative illnesses plaguing society today, stories of complete healing with conventional treatments are especially thin on the ground. The US National Health Council now estimates that some 133 million Americans, or more than one in three, suffers from at least one chronic condition that is both ongoing and considered incurable.
These sobering statistics, which have parallels in other developed nations around the world, represent an indictment of not just our current lifestyles but also the tools conventional medicine has at its disposal.
With so few true cures, doctors have learned to view virtually all major degenerative diseases as developing in a simple linear progression—from bad to worse. Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune diseases like diabetes, heart disease, Alzeimer’s and other forms of dementia, cancer—you name it—will leave you ever more debilitated and may even kill you in the end. If you’re lucky, the best that most medicine can do is to stave off the inevitable.
As a consequence, medicine as it is practiced today is essentially an exercise in dodging bullets.
If a patient’s disease violates that progression and he or she actually undergoes a cure, the situation is characterized as a ‘spontaneous remission,’ as though at any point, without warning, the disease can mysteriously reappear.
So unusual is this situation, in the eyes of conventional medicine, that it is written off as a weird anomaly, unlikely to be repeated and so not worthy of study.
Since 1989, in our publication What Doctors Don’t Tell You we’ve been reporting on thousands of such anomalies. We’ve encountered case after case of people who have defied every medical prediction and overcome the odds. These include cases of many so-called ‘no-hope’ diseases: stage 4 cancer of many varieties, rheumatoid and other forms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, underactive thyroid, ankylosing spondylitis, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease and more.
As we wrote about them, we discovered that these patients had several important characteristics in common: a refusal to accept a prognosis of ‘you’ll have to learn to live with it,’ coupled with a gritty determination to get well.
When their ordinary doctors could not offer them a cure, they began educating themselves about the potential causes of their illnesses and any alternative treatments with evidence of success. Occasionally this healing journey involved trial and error—experimenting with several modalities before finding the one that was going to make the difference.
But in every single instance, the patient understood that to get well, they needed to take their lives into their own hands.
There was David Passmore, who beat stage 4 lymphoma with a combination of supplements and positive thinking, and Ivan Misner, who disparaged alternative cancer as ‘woo-woo’ until he found out he had prostate cancer and turned to alternatives to avoid debilitating surgery or radiation.
And Sean Codling who refused to resign himself to a wheelchair after being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and, through some detective work, discovered that the cause of his condition had its origins in his gut. And Sarah Gall, who overcame her painful osteoarthritis with the help of honey and apple cider vinegar.
On a vast range of autoimmune conditions, cancer, chronic pain and women’s health, we offer a detailed blueprint for how each of these patients got better. We’ve highlighted the best wellness diets and the most successful alternative treatments—from well-known therapies like homeopathy and acupuncture to more recent discoveries purporting to work on an energetic level.
The truth is that any medical prognosis is, at best, a highly inexact science. No doctor, no matter how learned or experienced, can predict with any certainty how any given patient will respond to the challenge of illness and healing. In fact, no one can say with any certainty who will live and who will die. In our long experience, there is always hope, no matter how advanced and disseminated the disease, and a cure for virtually every condition.
May you never give up until you find the one that works for you and yours.