Our Experience

Some parts of this site are a bit of a grind to read.  I could spoon feed you the result, but without reading through to see how we got to this point, there would be no depth to the findings.  If you can get through our story, there are pearls within.

The discussions on Colonix are still on the site.  They are in the menu.

Here’s the reason I took the time to build this site . . .

As Terry and I get healthier I feel a decreasing interest in returning to the detail of how we got our health back. I hear the same from others who have fought the same fight and have returned to health. Once they have enough health to get on with living life, they no longer participate in the community of those who are ill. The newly well become part of the community actually living life, beyond the mire of illness, frustration and worry. The time they make available to help others reduces and the drive to be involved in others’ struggles fades.

By documenting our journey to better health, I’m hoping it will help others with their steps toward improved health. Our minutia may resonate and help someone else connect the dots. If our journey can benefit you, the time spent putting it here was time well spent.

Fighting back from illness can be a long process. I lost a lot of my life to ill health and I truly think it was totally unnecessary. If the doctors I saw in my early 20′s had actually diagnosed Celiac’s disease instead of advising I see a psychologist, everything after that would have been completely different. They say hindsight is 20/20 and they are so right.

You can tell I don’t believe the medical profession has the best answers. Based on my life’s experience, the medical profession can be pretty darned clueless. I know that doesn’t say much for our medical profession as a whole, but health care providers are trained to treat the symptoms, not schooled in finding and fixing the underlying cause. If the cause isn’t immediately obvious, doctors are more inclined to tell you your mental than they are to dig deeper to figure out why you’re sick. Doctors are human and we are all inclined to leap at the easy answer. And if you have systemic candida, your doctor is much more likely to prescribe pricey drugs with unpleasant side effects for candida control because it’s what big pharma produces and what he can safely and legally prescribe. He isn’t going to tell you maple syrup with baking soda will knock down your candida with few side effects at almost no cost any more than he’s going to paint a bulls eye on his forehead and stand in the forest during hunting season.

Sadly, big pharma has a role to play in this mess. Don’t get me wrong, big pharma isn’t all bad. Some of what they produce is vital. On the negative side, their best profit is in our continued long term dependence on what they manufacture. Their best self-interest is in pushing drugs that ameliorate symptoms. There’s little profit or interest in developing protocols that quickly and completely cure disease at pennies a dose. The last thing they’re going to support or produce is an inexpensive yet effective homeopathic cure. There’s no profit in that. Welcome to modern medicine.

Once you figure out what’s wrong, getting healthy takes time. Today is month of January, 2011 and it’s been over 10 years since I first starting working with a CNT to figure out what was wrong with me. I could not have started this journey without the CNT’s help. Her insight, logic and experience were the toe in the door. After decades of different doctors with few answers, it was a relief to find someone who was willing to help me figure out what was wrong. Curing my ills, once I understood what was wrong and found the right treatment, was neither difficult nor expensive. Fortunately, I learned the solutions to my problems slowly or I would have jumped in with both feet and possibly made everything worse. I truly am blessed.

Reading through the details of our journey is important to understand the steps we took and the different protocols we used to get where we are. I can’t say the same steps will work for you, but maybe there’s something in there that will help.

And my final bit of hindsight advice is . . . go slowly. If you try to fix too much too fast, you stand a chance of adding to the problems you’ve already got. You may want to be well by tomorrow, next week or next month, but your system won’t be able to handle that level of cleansing. Your body has a finite capacity for cleansing. Exceeding that capacity can do more harm than good. You didn’t get sick overnight, you’re not going to get well overnight. Be smart. Go slow. Do not pile on. Don’t try to kill everything and/or fix everything at once. More people die from the treatment of cancer than die from cancer. Your “getting well” protocols should be thoughtful and measure so they improve your life, not make it more miserable. Do your cleansing one step at a time. Do one thing and wait until you’ve reached a plateau before moving to the next treatment.

And finally, while Terry and I are out building and mowing and sewing and growing, we hope our passage toward better health helps you on your journey.