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Chris asks…

I want to start a new career where I can make good money but I need to feel spiritually fulfilled doing it.?

I am thinking about holistic medicine. Any tips on good schools or other ideas for me to consider?

vti answers:

You have to like what you are doing!

Try to discuss face to face with few people that are practitioners in holistic medicine and identify Pro and Con’s. They might be able to help you with valuable information’s (including schools to attend).

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Albert Schweitzer

Steven asks…

How can I get a Holistic/Naturopathic Doctor in MA or RI?

Does anyone know anything about getting a Holistic/Naturopathic Doctor in MA or RI? Is it the same as getting a regular MD, just an alternative practice? Does insurance cover visits or do you have to pay out of pocket? I am looking for a new PCP and would much rather an MD specialized in natural, holistic medicine.

vti answers:

That’s kind of a tough question because not many MDs advertise if they know about or work with herbs and natural options. You could look for the terms “Holistic” or “Naturopath” in your local phone book to see what options are available, but they won’t always be MDs or have the qualifications to be covered by insurance. On the flip side, there are MDs that know about herbs and most insurance carriers would cover them as they are “regular MDs” even though they work with herbs.
What I’ve found is that most people that find holistic doctors tend to find out by word of mouth… By asking friends or family that have been do a doctor that works more holistically. If that doesn’t turn up any results, some people have told me that they heard about holistic doctors through their local health food stores or other “health-minded” places where everyday shoppers are more concerned about natural health options. There’s no perfect way to get honest referrals (as opposed to websites that list customer’s experiences that could have been written by the same person in a few minutes), but these are a few of the first steps that tend to get good results. Good luck and I hope I helped!

Charles asks…

Has anyone ever cured cancer without using chemotherapy?

Has anyone out there been able to cure their own cancer through diet or holistic medicine, and if so so what exactly did you do to cure yourself? And from what?

vti answers:

In order to understand what you are asking you need to understand first that cancer is a progressive disease. It starts out as a single normal cell that mutates for undetermined reasons . .it loses the ability to stop growing and will grow indefinitely unless treated. What this means is that in the very, very early stages of the disease it is possible to just surgically remove it without any further treatment . . So the answer to your question is . . Yes . . In the early stages of the disease it is possible to ‘cure’ it without ever using chemotherapy at all. However cancer is also complicated by the following facts . . There are over 200 different types and just as many subtypes . .some cancers are more aggressive than others and can grow quickly while others are slow growing and can take years. Cancer is also an individual disease . .which means it is a persons own DNA that has mutated . . Since cancer is unique sometimes an individual will or will not respond to various treatments . . No one knows exactly why or who may or may not respond because of that uniqueness.

There is no ‘cure’ for cancer . . But there is treatment that may or may not lead to an individual ‘remission’ or ‘cure’.

As for diet . . Lots of theories and opinion but there is no scientific documented evidence that anyone has ever been ‘cured’ just by diet alone. There is also no scientific documented evidence that holistic medicine has ever ‘cured’ any person with cancer. Without factual evidence . . You will not find one person who can claim with any legitimacy that they’ve been ‘cured’ . . A testimonial is not evidence . .it’s just talk.

Donna asks…

Has anyone out there have polycythemia vera and been cured with alternative medicine?

Traditional Western treatment uses a drug that ultimately causes leukemia. I have seen websites in Europe that use Chinese or Indian herbs that claim to help and heal this disease. My dear friend is afflicted and I am sure there is a better treatment using alternative, holistic medicine than the current western treatment of phlebotomy and a chemo-type drug. The body produces too many red blood cells, and platelets resulting in too much iron and very thickened blood in this condition. The websites for herbal cures were in Europe.

vti answers:

Actually, depending on the meaning you take from alternative medecine,meaning something that is not medecine? And people that practice and use alternative methods don’t cure anything. “Cure” is exclusive for doctors and the medical profession. We restore people to health. To do that you need to go back to God and nature, to the good, wholesome food that were put here on this earth, that man has totally failed to improve on. And you need to get all the toxins out of your body. I really think you need to find out if your friend wants your help. It is totally her choice to decide what to do, and the consequences of what she decides to do are hers alone, and so is the responsibility for the research and educating herself, this can be a long process… I have been using natural therapies and nutrition for myself and my family for my whole adult life…yet there is still so much I don’t know, and if I want to take a risk, that is my choice, based on my knowledge and belief and understanding of the natural therapy I am doing, and I would never recommend anyone to do anything I have not tried on myself, ( I am my own guinea pig!) lol I just feel she has already made her choice and if she trusts her doctors its probably the best one. If she wants your help, and you want to do the research, I’d say 100 hours to start… That’s your choice. I would start with juicing, a all natural alkaline diet, and detoxing, which I don’t know a lot about, there are foot baths some natural practitioners do to pull heavy metals out of the body, it is questionable that they actually do… And any herbs need to be okayd by the doctor, and since they know little of them, they pro don’t really know if they are safe with her medecine, so I would look more for a biochemist that practices nutritional consulting, or a chiropractor that helps people with nutrition.. Good luck I do believe for every dis-ease there is a cure, as it says in the Bible, and I believe it is talking about nature and natural things… I don’t think they had doctors way back then…! So, yes I believe if you want something bad enough, there is a way to know it, and if you believe something enough, you will live it’s truth. When I think too many red blood cells, I think detox, how can your body get right messages when its collected all these toxins? And she could talk to her doctor and see if he knows anything about detoxing.Adelle Davis has two great books, Lets eat right to keep fit and Let’s get well, she was really great in nutrition, and although they say she is obsolete, she has an excellent diet layout for when the cause is unknown or what to do with nutrition is unknown. She explains how your body just needs some 40 nutrients, and complete protiens to work properly, and how to make sure you get them all. What she didn’t know was about detoxing, and I heard she died of cancer, and I think cuz she didn’t know about detoxing. If you really want to help your friend, you could buy these books used and get her to start reading the first one, and she will not be able to set it down… It is fascinating, and she be inspired to start doing these things, and since it is all food…it is so safe!

Jenny asks…

What is the last book you read that really got your interest in something different?

I have been reading a lot on herbal medicine and holistic medicine. My doctor is not at all happy about it.

vti answers:

Mornin Teresa,

Since I was dioagnosed I’ve been researching holistic a lot, as suggested by a friend here. If all else fails those remedies don’t hurt.

I also read a book, in fact keep it as a type of Bible. “Women Who Run With The Wolves” The title has not so much to do with any story of Wlves other than as a metaphor. I think Men should probly read it too.

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