The recently alarming jump from dismissal to sudden experts in Chronic Fatigue/Lyme/Fibro etc is of very little benefit to sufferers. Please know these truths –
There is no cure-all
There is not and never will be an effective vaccine or magic pill
Invisible disease IS curable
Invisible disease is NOT in your mind, nor is it depression or psychosomatic
You are not doomed to a life of suffering and despair
The truth is, many people have found the answer – there is no one piece to this massive puzzle but ensuring you take part in all the suggestions will result in improvement and eventual recovery. Of course many factors figure in – duration you have been ill, how deep seated your symptoms are, whether you can do all components simultaneously to avoid chasing symptoms, your living environment and yes, even your finances.
Most sufferers, by the time I get to see them, are out of work, very depressed and frustrated. Most believe that there is no hope, even more are still stuck on the medical merry-go-round. Without a decent income, without any support apart from additive drugs (which in itself becomes a medical issue) and without either understanding or support network.
Please feel free to print this information off and follow it to a T. I cannot stress that every single piece to this awful puzzle is vital – by the time I found the cure for my daughter, we had spent tens of thousands of dollars, were heavily in debt and had no support network outside of our family – being an integrative health professional, even colleagues turned away, seeing my obstinacy and determination as silliness, and my daughter’s symptoms as psychosomatic at best.
One particularly difficult day, after she’d been told once again that while it was all in her mind, she was dying and no, there were no welfare payments that fit her criteria. She had collapsed in public and people were stepping over her, making fun of the ‘drunk and anorexic druggie’… That day I vowed that once I found answers, I would share them – I did eventually and I do share them still today. Unfortunately, due to clever grooming via the various health professionals out there, most sufferers are of the mind they will never heal – and do themselves a disservice by refusing to even consider that any protocol just may work. It has worked for thousands, and I am yet to see one case not improve using it.
Each case is different, yet each possesses many similar symptoms. As an integrative professional I don’t concern myself with causes or diagnoses. Instead, I address the whole body, deficiencies, cellular weakness and environment. And it works.
Many cases of invisible disease are not diagnosed – simply because not enough health professionals know enough about it, so choose to dismiss it. I have overheard too many of them not just say it does not exist, but make fun of sufferers – as malingerers, psychiatric or even psychosomatic cases.
Misuse of prescription and possibly addictive drugs is rife in the ‘care’ of invisible diseases. My daughter was refused medical assistance on the grounds that she wanted neither anti-depressants or addictive analgesics. In hindsight they did us a favour as it spurred me on to research and trial everything I could.
In a previous blog post dated 27 May 2013 titled Do I have Lyme/Fibro/CFS you will be able to identify with the symptom sets associated with invisible disease. Most of them are undetectable by any known testing means – hence the ‘invisible illness’ tag. Regardless, by following the steps you will be able to improve each symptom as your body responds at a cellular level. It’s no easy fix, and while I advise a support network for at least the basic assistance, I have patients who are now back living amazing lives without the luxury of that support.
Regardless of pathology or history, if the issues are all addressed, the body can begin to heal. Sci Fi and gullible media stories have the public believing some man-made vaccine will cure a man-made illness (lyme, etc) when this simply is not true. No one knows for sure yet what causes it – and why entire families can contract invisible disease while others do not. I have had patients presenting with 4 or 5 viruses and a history of tick bites – they respond equally as well, as those who simply had EB virus.
Each case is hit and miss, I wont lie.
And every single case has a different combination of onset triggers – virus, toxic chemical poisoning, heavy metal toxicity, trauma, diet, surgery shock, etc.
Step 1 – is identifying lifestyle factors that are prolonging suffering – we can’t undo what started the process but we can stop this in its tracks. My daughter’s case still took me 3 whole years even though I addressed her illness every single day – it seemed like decades but I have known many patients who have suffered for decades.
Part of my resolve to help others is the way sufferers are treated in society – that includes in medicine and welfare, education and employment.
Cure must begin with diet and immediate environment – getting a support network on board is one of the hardest parts – the other is affordability. 2/3 patients will only do what I recommend half heartedly – not because they don’t want to listen, but because they have given up on ‘miracles’. I test for allergies and chemical/metal triggers in my clinic and CFS patients always show up – admittedly my machine is more sensitive so when someone has already exhausted all medical testing and come back NAD that means nothing to me – they will show up here. Organ function is impaired, neural damage is obvious. Allergies factor high and nutrient imbalance is usually extreme, even if taking supplements.
By the time a patient is at the point we can all identify with, most nutrients simply flush through – the digestive system is sufficiently damaged to ensure the body no longer recognises individual molecules.
I liken it to a watering hose, the type you dig underground. It has tiny perforations along it and seeps water into the surrounding earth. If that hose had marbles poured inside along with water, still only water would get through and it would become blocked. Same with CFS sufferers – nutrient molecular structure somehow becomes too large for our bodies to assimilate. (And no, there is not much study out there on this – they are my own theories but they are working).
I began with homœopathic cell salts to help the body work more like a nutrient magnet. Then I introduced a broad spectrum tonic and a colloidal mineral together (not the same as the silver, different use and purpose) which then allow minute fragments of nutrient absorption. I highly recommend acupuncture and bodywork such as osteopathy and chiropractic.
Step 2 – Vitamin D – I don’t recommend supplementation in high doses such as is becoming the rage – just 15 minutes outdoors daily WITHOUT sunglasses (our irises absorb 98% of beneficial rays, not our skin). CFS mirrors advanced cancer in that the body picture is very alike – low in vitamin D, low immune function, etc.
Those who ignore my suggestion to get alkaline do not respond as fast as they could and any improvement is usually short lived.
Step 3 – Alkalinity is the most vital component of curing CFS. Testing urine daily to ensure you are at 7.4 is the marker. Removing chemical triggers – whether they be implants, medications, cleaning products, unfiltered water, etc is equally important. Sometimes metal detox is necessary, and sometimes viral/bacterial treatment is necessary (though never with antibiotics or similar). And prescription previously ranged to more than half a dozen supplements.
Step 4 –
Supplementation – please complete the assessment via the link on this site for your own dedicated list.
– I have always been a fan of superfood tonics over tablets, and it’s enough to live life again.
From here, depending on individual symptoms, we address anything else that may hold the cure back – if hormonal, the progesterone cream that I recently got my hands on works faster and better than anything I have ever used (and I have been recommending hormonal natural treatment for almost 20 years). Allergies will be addressed, pain is addressed and ensures new cell growth is optimum every 30 days rather than weaker and weaker as CFS does.
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SIMPLE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO GET ON THE OFF-RAMP –
1. Bicarbonate of soda. Or aluminium free baking powder. This is the foundation for alkalising the body. Of course that does not mean eating and drinking and doing what made you sick in the first place, and hoping bicarb will fix it all, but believe me, it is vital. Simply put, our body expires (dies) if our blood turns acidic. It must be maintained by a slightly alkaline pH and to do this, it must draw alkaline salts (bicarb etc) from soft tissue. It is much more complex than this, but in effect, the body becomes acidic to save the blood – and life. Yes, we have natural acids in our bodies, but the truth is, very few functions need this acid. We must get alkaline to undo chronic ill health. So, one teaspoon of bicarb morning and night in warm water or soda water will do it. At first, it will increase excretion because there will be a ton of acid to strip out. Don’t panic but you can reduce it to 1/4 ts/sp even daily until you get used to it. I can’t list the benefits here because the benefits are ALL health issues, chronic and acute.
2. Ginger – either fresh, dried or powdered. This is a magical herb/spice. And it comes with a whole host of synergistic friends – turmeric, cinnamon (especially if you have diabetic tendencies), garlic, etc, etc, etc. But let’s start with ginger. My daughter, and later on, myriad sufferers, report the anti inflammatory benefits of this one little additive. We take it in any way you can think of – in soda water, warm water with lemon juice, in fact in just about all our foods and dressings. As one of the most miraculous spices on the planet, a whole wing of a research hospital in Venezuela is dedicated to the research of ginger – for cancer, IBS, CFS, hormone disruption – and more. For CFS, it calms the stomach, reduces muscular and joint pain, clears the head (brainfog!) and stops the nausea. My daughter believes this was the one outstanding addition to our repertoire of finding a cure that took us almost 3 years….
3. Diet – this is the most vital overall component – being sick, your urine will be acidic. And sadly, even if the pH is over 7.4, your organs, especially your large intestine and brain, will still be acidic. They function but only just. You must get alkaline. This can be done with all forms of fancy diets and products but the basics are easy.
4. REMOVE sugar, white flour and gluten, dairy, meat, additives, processed foods, table salt and obviously unhealthy fast foods. I can hear many of you saying ‘Well, that means I can’t eat anything.’ Sadly, these few foods make up most of the SAD. Meaning, thousands of beneficial foods have been replaced with the modern diet of flour, meat, sugar and dairy. You will NOT miss nutrients – in fact, most of these SAD foods have almost zero nutrient content.
5. REPLACE the foods – so for sugar, well, this one should be avoided at all cost. You may have a little agave, stevia or apple/pear syrup but generally, we just don’t need sugars. For white flour – it’s funny that whole nations (like Australia) have been built on wheat. Wheat has been so adulterated and modified that we can no longer digest it. It’s odd – there are literally hundreds of gluten-free seeds and pseudo grains that can make the same foods we expect from wheat.
This includes buckwheat, millet, spelt (for some), quinoa, chickpea, arrowroot, etc, etc, etc. For salt, it is the single most vital food product on the planet – but NOT table salt which is the other white poison (second to sugar) – replace with Himalayan salt, celtic salt or even sea salt – the electrolytes and micro nutrients in these things make them the foundation of all cell formation. On that note, did you know that the chlorophyll plant cell is identical to the red blood cell? All but the nucleus which is chlorophyll (ours is iron).
So it is impossible to renew blood cells or get energy by having sugar or pasta. The only way to do this is to take GREEN – vegetables, leaves like spinach etc – and if you are unable to eat, get some super greens type tablets or tonic. THIS will give you energy. A short word on meat and dairy – both are highly acidic and the human digestive system simply cannot digest them, no matter how cleverly crafted industry-written ‘nutrition’ books are. They are acid forming and if you are in tune with your body, you will know.
There is more information on the alkaline list on this blog – please print it off and keep it close by – let it govern your shopping, your fridge and pantry. And google free sites on cooking alkaline. You will be pleasantly surprised. My favourite right now are Sunny Raw Kitchen, Russell James and Karen Knowler.
6. Remove chemical triggers (the most hidden factors) – environmental poisoning is at an all time high – our water, air, food, homes and bodies are full of introduced chemicals and even biological triggers. Moulds, perfumes, additives, paints, solvents, foods, etc, etc – each are linked to extreme toxicity – I do not recommend a regular test for this – but see a practitioner with a Vega tester or similar (biological terrain testing) – they will be able to tell you just what your body has in unwanted stores, what you lack, what you are sensitive to and what you need.
Science is responsible directly and indirectly in making this world very unsafe. Some are invisible but no less dangerous. Please do not underestimate this. I have seen too many instances of ppl going to say a school, shopping centre or moving into a new home or job, and within hours, being unable to function normally. Mould is linked to MS, allergies – to death. So too even with new car interiors, skin care, cleaning products and garden sprays.
The list is endless – no one is going to do this for you because simply put, it means admission of guilt and loss of income. Sad but true. Get informed. For my part I was initially very (medically-induced) skeptical and was probably the hardest to turn around. That’s why I am never surprised by the arguments – I know them, I’ve said them and lived by them.
PLEASE, begin your new life today. Get the treatments recommended – order them today. Begin the other simple steps today – not by picking and choosing as these are the cases that fail. Your illness didn’t appear overnight so will take a massive effort to control and treat. Just know it is treatable.
There are short cuts to becoming alkaline – and the most vital part of your journey is to take the step NOW. What you put onto and into your body is paramount. Alkaline water is just part of the journey –
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(After tens of thousands of dollars, loss of 3 years of life – bedridden and advised to go home and die by myriad doctors, Shadi Hadebe is vitally healthy once again – cured at HOME. Join the growing movement around the world – people taking charge of their own health and defying medical advice).