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This is an eBook I wrote in 2011.
I’m going to do my best to keep this short and to the point. I know when I’m researching, trying to find answers…I want the cold, hard facts. If you’re the mother of a very sick child, the last thing you have time for is reading a bunch of nonsense. I remember spending many nights reading book after book (we didn’t have internet back then) trying to find something that would help my daughter.
Jamie Kristen was born on December 13th, 1982…a beautiful, healthy baby weighing in at 8 lbs. 7 oz. Since we already had a son, Joel, who had just turned 3…we were ecstatic to have a little girl.
Jamie was fine until she turned 8 and then the asthma started. The worst time was from age 11 to 14. During those 3 years, she was hospitalized 9 times and we nearly lost her twice. One time I had paramedics working on her in the driveway and her lips were already blue. The second time was in the hospital in the middle of the night after they completed a breathing treatment. The respiratory therapist took me out in the hall and said the treatment did not help her at all and he wanted to know if he should try again or wait awhile. Jamie could hardly breathe and from the overwhelming stress, I couldn’t even answer him…I ran in the bathroom and threw up! When I came back out, I told him to try another treatment and fortunately she got a little relief.
I could write an entire book about all the sleepless nights, trips to the hospital in the middle of the night with the flashers on, calls to 911, etc but if you’re reading this book…you probably already know all about the nightmare that asthma can be and you could write your own book.
Instead I’m going to go right into what happened that turned things around for us. I kept searching for what I thought was going to be “the answer”. But one night God revealed to me that it wasn’t going to be one thing that would help her…it was going to be many things. He showed me that optimal health is like a puzzle…made up of many pieces and we need to get all the pieces in place.
I kept researching and reading all the books I could get my hands on that had anything to do with asthma and natural cures. By the time she was 14, she was on 6 different prescriptions per day and continued to get worse. I knew we had to try a different approach. Obviously the drugs weren’t working. Her specialist kept adding more drugs and she kept getting worse.
So…after many sleepless nights studying, I took it upon myself to make some pretty drastic changes.
Here’s what we did:
Step 1: Diet. I took Jamie off ALL meat and dairy. Meat is very hard to digest and poor digestion seems to go hand in hand with asthma. I took her off dairy because it creates too much mucus and that’s the last thing an asthmatic needs. She followed a vegetarian diet and I became vegetarian, too so she wouldn’t feel alone. Mom was her coach and support person and that’s probably what you’ll need to be too. When I made meals for the rest of the family, I would make an extra vegetable for me and Jamie.
Step 2: Naturopathic Doctor. If you’re not familiar with Naturopathy, it is based on the belief that the human body has the innate ability to heal itself IF we provide the right environment and the right nutrition. I found a Naturopathic Doctor about 45 minutes away that provided us with herbs and vitamins that helped to strengthen her immune system. I’ll list resources at the end that will save you hours of research.
Step 3: Colonics. Did you ever hear the saying…”death begins in the colon”? A clean healthy colon is key to optimum health…toxins that are not eliminated within 24 hours are recycled through the body…YUCK!!! I found a colon therapist about an hour from our home and Jamie began getting colonics. She lost 2 pounds from the very first colonic and her color improved dramatically. I always felt so bad about how unhealthy she looked. She always had dark circles around her eyes, grayish skin color and a very puffy face from all the prednisone. Jamie also put on weight from all the prednisone which was upsetting for a 14 year old girl. I couldn’t believe what a trooper she was with the colonics. She would do anything I asked her to do because she was so desperate to get well.
Step 4. Juicing. I bought a juicer and started juicing carrots every day. I bought 40 pounds of organic carrots every week at the health food store. You could also use green vegetables if you want. Vegetables have so many vitamins and minerals and by juicing and getting rid of the pulp…it’s like a transfusion…the nutrition gets right into your bloodstream. When the body is trying to heal, it needs all the energy it can get for the healing process so by juicing your body doesn’t have to use energy for digestion. Jamie drank anywhere from 16 to 24 ounces of juice per day.
Step 5: Exercise. Exercise improves efficiency of the heart and lungs and improves muscle strength and endurance. It also improves flexibility, posture and the ability to relax. When Jamie first started, she could only walk to the end of the driveway and back. Each day we tried to go a little bit further…you have to start somewhere.
Jamie started to improve almost immediately. Each week that went by she was breathing better and better and I very gradually started reducing the amount of medication. I DID NOT stop anything abruptly but instead reduced the medicine very gradually.
By the end of 12 months, Jamie was off 5 out of 6 of her prescriptions and was well enough to go out for track at school. She was so excited to be able to take gym and just start doing more of the things that most of the other kids took for granted.
Prior to our natural approach, Jamie kind of lived in a “bubble”. In her bedroom we had protective covers on her bed and pillows. We had an air purifier, an air diffuser, a breathing machine, etc. So many different things like mold, dust mites, animals, perfume, etc. would set off her asthma that I couldn’t allow her to go very many places. She could not spend the night at friends because since they didn’t have the “protected” environment that she had at home, it was sure to result in an asthma attack.
I remember one night when her dad and brother were in the mountains…we decided to have a girls night out and go to the movies. What a disaster!!! It was cold enough that they had the heater on in the movie theater and there was too much dust and mold for Jamie and we ended up in the emergency room. I felt so bad because it was my idea to go to the movies and she ended up deathly sick.
Another time we had a 16th birthday party for my son, Joel, and that turned into a disaster, too! We had the party outside and got bales of straw for all the kids to sit on. We lived along a creek and it was a beautiful spot for an outdoor party. I don’t remember that Jamie actually sat on any of the bales but just from them being around, she had a severe asthma attack and ended up in the hospital again. I remember we had Joel’s birthday cake and sang to him in her hospital room. I went out in the hall and asked the nurse if it was OK to light the candles. Thank the good Lord I did because she said, “NO!!! Do not light a match in that room with your daughter on oxygen!!!”. Holy smokes…we would have blown the place to smitherines!!! I guess we were all just too exhausted and stressed out to think straight.
Thankfully Jamie got a lot better from all the changes we made and today she is 29 years old and expecting her second baby. She got married 3 years ago and what a special day that was. I remember so many nights wondering if I would ever see her grow up and be able to enjoy her life. I felt like she’d suffered so much by the young age of 14. But God answered our prayers and she is a beautiful, healthy young woman today.
I was in my thirties when all this was going on and today I am 53. My husband was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver last year so once again, I’m on a mission to help him get well. When he was first diagnosed I remember looking up and saying…”Lord, we did it once…we can do it again.” So, I want to share 2 more EXTREMELY important pieces to the optimal health puzzle that I’ve learned while researching cirrhosis. I sure wish I would have known about these 2 pieces back when I was trying to help Jamie…I believe she would have gotten well in half the time.
Step 6: Water. While researching…I came across an article about Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg. Dr. Warburg won a Nobel Prize in 1931 for proving that no disease, including cancer can survive in an alkaline, high oxygen environment. Sure sounds like information we ALL need to know. I went on to learn that there is a Japanese medical device now available in the U.S. that makes “medical grade water“. The water is alkaline, high in antioxidants and micro-clustered…there’s a website in the resource section where you can learn more about this amazing water. The main thing to know is… your body can heal itself if your saliva pH is between 7.1 and 7.5 (7 is neutral). Because we are 70% water, the easiest way to get your pH up into that range is with water. My husband is doing so much better since we started drinking this water and there are thousands of phenomenal health testimonies out there.
It really is just common sense. If you don’t change the water in an aquarium, the fish will get sick and die. If the pH of the aquarium drops below 5.0…it effects reproduction and if it drops below 4.0…the fish will die. Our cells (like the fish) are swimming around in a salt water solution. If we don’t “change” the water, our cells will get sick and die.
Since we are 70% water, it makes sense that drinking enough of the “right” kind of water is going to have a bigger impact on our health than any other one thing we could do. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
Step 7. Oxygen. Like I mentioned in the previous step, disease cannot survive in an alkaline, high oxygen environment. Today because of what we’re eating, drinking, breathing and stress…most people are acidic and have low oxygen levels. Proof of that is most people’s blood is purplish brown because it’s full of toxins. If you are alkaline and have plenty of oxygen in your body, your blood will be bright red. Dirty blood sets the stage for all disease.
There are many different ways to increase your oxygen levels like deep breathing, ozone therapy, IV hydrogen peroxide therapy, etc. I’m listing many different links in the resource section where you can learn more about this exciting field of oxygen therapy.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens are anaerobic which means they can’t live in active oxygen. If you have enough oxygen and you’re pH is in the 7.1 to 7.5 healing range…you have now provided the environment your body needs to be able to heal itself. I’m not saying this is easy but it is possible and it’s certainly worth it.
My husband is currently receiving IV Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy from a medical doctor in the Philadelphia, Pa area. In addition to the oxygen therapy, he is drinking lots of “medical grade” water, juicing, eating a vegetarian diet, exercising, colon cleansing, taking supplements, etc.
I am watching for the second time in my life…the amazing ability of the body to heal itself. I have total confidence that my husband will get well and I’ll probably end up writing another ebook on cirrhosis. By the way, his specialist had only 2 things to offer…a liver transplant list and / or a chemo type drug that he could inject into his stomach once a week for a year with a 50% chance that it might help. He did try the chemo and it nearly killed him after only 4 injections. The specialist had to stop the treatment because his platelets dropped to a dangerously low level where he was in danger of bleeding to death internally. So much for that idea.
Anyway, I have nothing against doctors or drugs…they have a time and a place BUT I think they are being way over used today. I believe we really need to educate ourselves and not leave our health up to someone else. No one knows better how you feel than you. Doctors are trained to treat disease and symptoms not to PREVENT IT….that’s up to us.
In closing, I want to give thanks to the most important person in my life, Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savour and I thank Him for helping me find all this information and for answering my prayers. I believe if we do what we can do…God will do what we cannot.
Thank you for reading this book…I hope it helps you and your loved ones.
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These people have all helped me to live a much happier, peaceful, content, positive, grateful, forgiving, loving, joy-filled life. It’s easy to get caught up in the rat-race and let your life fly by BUT…the only thing that REALLY matters is…where are you and your loved ones going to spend eternity? 75 to 80 years is NOTHING compared to eternity!!!