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Our Immune System

Our immune system

Is Our Immune System Compromised?

Or are we being misled about our immune system and how it is actually doing its best, to heal us?

I pose this question in light of recent evidence with regard to contemporary medicine and its treatment of cancer. one of the foremost killers in today’s society, in fact, the #1 cause of death in the United States of America today.

A change of Diagnosis…

As many of you know, I have been looking for the ’cause’ of my particular form of the neuromuscular disorder, named as, Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), at my conclusive diagnosis in March 2006. Over the last 2 years, my consultant neurologist has re-considered my original diagnosis because my muscles have not deteriorated the same as other patients with IBM. I was therefore re-assessed after a series of genetic tests, MRI scan, blood tests, respiratory analysis, and an echocardiogram, to be presented with a new diagnosis of Myofibrilla Myopathy.

My ‘quest’ remains the same, looking for the ’cause’ of my own disorder…

After recent changes to my food & drink regime, and having moved on to a more ‘alkaline’ source of nourishment, I still need to confirm, what really did cause my neuromuscular disorder, in my last 10 – 15 years of my normal working life. Was it a hereditary problem? Was it my lifestyle? Was it down to where I spent those last few years? there are indeed so many questions…

I do count myself fortunate, in that my parents did not use contemporary medication to treat our ills, but did resort to natural remedies and homeopathic solutions for the majority of my early life. I knew early on about some of the allergies we had in our family, and certain foods were avoided because of those allergies.

I did not understand any of it at the time but just accepted it all. I learnt that my father suffered from severe migraines, because of an allergy to dairy products, whilst I was blaming mine on alcohol, and did for many years, hence I never really liked alcohol and drank it in moderation, eventually becoming almost ‘tea-total’ for several years, because of my assumption regarding my own migraine attacks. I also avoided cheese for the rest of my life too, as it seemed to really upset me more, the older I became…

Does your ‘Blood type’ make a difference?..

Whilst working in Gibraltar, I made yet another discovery… I was, after all, bemused by my lack of balance and wondering what was happening to me, as I did have the early signs of my neuromuscular condition as far back as 1996, and this was in 2001. I was asked, by a colleague, did I know my blood type? I had no idea, but just assumed it was the normal Type O, as most people were.

It turned out to be A rhesus positive, which was a comparatively rarer blood type than most. I was then shown a book called ‘Eat Right for your Type’ by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, which gave me yet another insight into my allergies and dislikes of certain foods. Blood type A+, was for me, another re-assurance, that my own body was telling me the truth… once again! Most of the foods to avoid if you were type A+ were listed right there in that book, and I was virtually following them all!

My ‘quest’ started right back there, in my ‘Gibraltar’ years, when this disorder was really beginning to impact on many of my physical abilities!

Highly acidic drink intake…

As you are now aware, I was virtually tea-total for many years, in my late forties and early fifties, so I used to drink, what I now know to be, non-alcoholic acidic beverages, Cola’s, Soda’s, Fruit Juices, ’00’ beers… tonic water and ginger ales… I was also the go-to man for the ‘ant-acid’ tablets, with which to quell the chronic ‘acid-reflux’, I had and thought was just ‘part of life’…

I think I know why now!…

MY MISSION TODAY, HOWEVER, IS TO POSE THE QUESTION – ‘IS OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COMPROMISED?’… OR IS IT ACTUALLY DOING ITS BEST, TO ‘SELF’ HEAL US…

I have been following a guy on Facebook, ‘Chris Beat Cancer’, who has an alternative approach to Cancer treatment, and has succeeded in actually beating Cancer, himself, hence the title of his FB page. This leads me to yet another person who has been studying Cancer and the way it has been treated because he lost several members of his family, and notably his father, within 27 weeks of diagnosis, which he found very traumatic.

Ty Bollinger has a site called ‘The Truth About Cancer’, and he has been on a ‘quest’, traveling around the US, in order to find out why his father died in such tragic circumstances…

He calls it his ‘Quest for Cures…‘ where he travels the length and breadth of the United States, talking to many physicians and specialists, to find out why cancer has grown so much and come to be the #1 killer disease in the United States of America, despite all the medical expertise there is in the western world today.

He started an 11 part presentation on Monday night 30th March, and the links are provided to those recordings for us all to watch and learn from, by signing up to receive his free offer, to let as many people know what is happening to prevent not only cancer but many other relatively new rare and chronic diseases, spreading throughout our world today.

I think you will all find his ‘Quest’ extremely interesting and informative, as I and my family have.


I understand they will all eventually be available on YouTube, but at the moment, you will find them on his site at The Truth About Cancer 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ty Bollinger, for all the dedication and hard work he has put into his ‘ ‘Quest for Cures’, because I believe it is not only going to help many others understand so much more about Cancer, but also help us all to understand more about our ‘dedicated’ and ‘hard-working’ internal ‘Immune system’ in its own daily Quest, helping our bodies retain a good and healthy environment in which we can all live…

I do hope you enjoyed this post, another will follow soon…

If you enjoyed this, as much as I enjoyed writing it, please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom, and if you would like some more information, or if I can help you in any way, please get in touch here. Thank you once again…

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An Eagle Kiss

An Eagle Kiss

I found this touching story, and it just seemed very apt at this time. I was inspired to write this following a post from a very kind friend, who equated me and my efforts to an Eagle!…

His exact words were: ”  You are an eagle amongst men, Ron, and I know that you will inspire more and more people as you go along your journey. Hang tight, my friend, for many of us need to hear your words of courage and never forget that whilst your body may not be up to it, your spirit will always soar the highest heights and be an example to many!”

Thank you Mark, for those very kind words…

I was, as you can imagine, very touched, by his sentiment, and felt extremely humble and honoured by his words. Those words have indeed uplifted me!

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I came across this story yesterday, and thought I would post it, as I believe it would help many other people, as it has me, with my recent ‘health’ issues, this past week. There are, sadly, many other folks out there, with far more serious health challenges, than I.

I would like to think that this story might help them too…

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Jeff Guidry & “FREEDOM”

This is the kind of story you need,

When it seems like the world is spiralling out of control…

Not many people get a picture of this proud bird, snuggled up next to them!

 

FREEDOM AND I HAVE BEEN TOGETHER 11 YEARS THIS SUMMER.
SHE CAME IN AS A BABY IN 1998 WITH TWO BROKEN WINGS.

HER LEFT WING DOESN’T OPEN ALL THE WAY EVEN AFTER SURGERY;
IT WAS BROKEN IN 4 PLACES.

SHE’S MY BABY.
WHEN FREEDOM CAME IN SHE COULD NOT STAND.

BOTH WINGS WERE BROKEN,

SHE WAS EMACIATED AND COVERED IN LICE.

WE MADE THE DECISION TO GIVE HER A CHANCE AT LIFE.

SO I TOOK HER TO THE VET’S OFFICE.

FROM THEN ON, I WAS ALWAYS AROUND HER.

WE HAD HER IN A HUGE DOG CARRIER WITH THE TOP OFF,

IT WAS LOADED UP WITH SHREDDED NEWSPAPER FOR HER TO LIE IN.

I USED TO SIT AND TALK TO HER, URGING HER TO LIVE, TO FIGHT.

SHE WOULD JUST LIE THERE LOOKING AT ME, WITH THOSE BIG BROWN EYES.

WE ALSO HAD TO TUBE FEED HER FOR 6 WEEKS.
EVEN BY THEN, SHE STILL COULDN’T STAND.

IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE A DECISION HAD TO BE MADE TO

EUTHANIZE HER, IF SHE COULDN’T STAND IN A WEEK.

YOU KNOW YOU DON’T WANT TO CROSS THAT LINE BETWEEN TORTURE AND REHAB.

IT LOOKED LIKE DEATH WAS WINNING.

SHE WAS DUE TO BE PUT DOWN THAT FRIDAY.

I WAS SUPPOSED TO COME IN ON THE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

I DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO THE CENTER THAT THURSDAY.

I COULDN’T BEAR THE THOUGHT OF HER BEING EUTHANIZED.
BUT, I WENT ANYWAY, AND WHEN I WALKED IN,

EVERYONE WAS GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR.

I WENT IMMEDIATELY BACK TO HER CAGE;

THERE SHE WAS, STANDING ON HER OWN, A BIG BEAUTIFUL EAGLE.

SHE WAS READY TO LIVE.

I WAS JUST ABOUT IN TEARS BY THEN, THAT WAS A VERY GOOD DAY.

WE KNEW SHE COULD NEVER FLY.

SO THE DIRECTOR ASKED ME TO ‘GLOVE TRAIN’ HER.

I GOT HER USED TO THE GLOVE,  THEN TO JESSES.

WE STARTED DOING EDUCATION PROGRAMS, FOR SCHOOLS IN WESTERN WASHINGTON .

WE WOUND UP IN THE NEWSPAPERS, RADIO (BELIEVE IT OR NOT) AND SOME TV.

‘MIRACLE PETS’ EVEN DID A SHOW ABOUT US.

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In the spring of 2000,

I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

 

I HAD STAGE 3, WHICH IS NOT GOOD.

(ONE MAJOR ORGAN PLUS EVERYWHERE)

SO I WOUND UP DOING 8 MONTHS OF CHEMO.

LOST THE HAIR – THE WHOLE BIT, I MISSED A LOT OF WORK.

WHEN I FELT GOOD ENOUGH, I WOULD GO TO SARVEY AND TAKE FREEDOM OUT FOR WALKS.

FREEDOM WOULD ALSO COME TO ME IN MY DREAMS AND HELP ME FIGHT THE CANCER.

IT HAPPENED TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

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Fast forward…  to:  November 2000.

THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING, I WENT IN FOR MY LAST CHECK-UP.
I WAS TOLD THAT IF THE CANCER WAS NOT ALL GONE AFTER 8 ROUNDS OF CHEMO,

MY LAST OPTION WAS A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT.

ANYWAY, THEY DID THE TESTS AND I HAD TO COME BACK MONDAY FOR THE RESULTS.

I WENT IN MONDAY, AND I WAS TOLD THAT…

ALL THE CANCER WAS GONE.

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So the first thing I did was to go up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk.

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IT WAS MISTY AND COLD.

I WENT TO HER FLIGHT AND JESSED HER UP AND WE WENT OUT FRONT TO THE TOP OF THE HILL.

I HADN’T SAID A WORD TO FREEDOM;

BUT SOMEHOW SHE KNEW.

SHE LOOKED AT ME AND WRAPPED BOTH HER WINGS AROUND ME,

SO TIGHT, I COULD FEEL THEM PRESSING IN ON MY BACK.
(I WAS ENGULFED IN EAGLE WINGS)

SHE TOUCHED MY NOSE WITH HER BEAK AND STARED INTO MY EYES,

WE JUST STOOD THERE LIKE THAT FOR… I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG.

THAT WAS A MAGIC MOMENT.

WE HAVE BEEN SOUL MATES EVER SINCE SHE CAME IN.

THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL BIRD.

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On a side note:

I HAVE HAD PEOPLE WHO WERE SICK COME UP TO US WHEN WE ARE OUT,

FREEDOM HAS SOME KIND OF HOLD ON THEM.

I ONCE HAD A GUY WHO WAS TERMINAL COME UP TO US, I LET HIM HOLD HER.
HIS KNEES JUST ABOUT BUCKLED, HE SWORE HE COULD FEEL HER POWER COURSE THROUGH HIS BODY

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I HAVE SO MANY STORIES LIKE THAT…

I NEVER FORGET THE HONOUR I HAVE OF BEING SO CLOSE TO SUCH A MAGNIFICENT SPIRIT AS FREEDOM.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS!

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A SMALL REQUEST…

ALL YOU ARE ASKED TO DO IS KEEP THIS CIRCULATING.
EVEN IF IT’S ONLY TO ONE MORE PERSON.


IN MEMORY OF ANYONE YOU KNOW,

WHO HAS BEEN STRUCK DOWN BY CANCER,

OR IS STILL LIVING WITH IT…

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I hope this story will help someone, somewhere, to know that we do live amongst some of the most wonderful wildlife animals and birds, who very often turn out to be the best friends and companions we could ever wish for…

Or just someone who enjoys a GREAT STORY!..

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