12. Plasma Cell Cancer
In 1998 at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are a vital part of the immune system since they produce antibodies to fight infections. Therefore, anyone with multiple myeloma has a compromised immune system.
Multiple myeloma was traditionally a disease that affected the elderly; however, like many other types of cancer that usually strike older people, it is increasingly being diagnosed in younger adults.
The causes of multiple myeloma are not certain. Researchers speculate that genetics, as well as exposure to heavy metals, pesticides, insecticides, petroleum products, and asbestos may be factors which increase the risk.
There is no known medical cure for multiple myeloma. In the beginning stages doctors typically monitor the condition with a battery of blood tests. It is only after the disease is more advanced that aggressive treatment is considered. That regimen usually consists of heavy doses of chemotherapy, radiation, and eventually a bone marrow transplant.
Naturally, I had no idea what multiple myeloma was when I received the diagnosis. My doctor advised that we continue tracking my condition every three months and told me that eventually I would need to undergo chemotherapy and have a bone marrow transplant. My first question to her was, “In the meantime, what should I eat? What can I do? “She advised me to continue to consume a “normal” diet without defining what “normal” meant and to take a multivitamins. I told her that I was going to fight for my life by researching alternatives; I refused to wait passively for my condition to worsen so that I could receive mega doses of chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant. At that moment, I took fate into my own hands.
It helped that I had never heard of this disease because it motivated me to pursue intense research. I never understood the logic behind chemotherapy since I could not comprehend how killing good cells along with the cancerous cells could possibly lead to real and long-term healing. I learned that my suspicions about chemotherapy were right and actually just common sense. I kept an open mind and considered all that I heard and read.
One day, while at the health food store, a lady backed into my car in the parking lot. The first thing she said to me was that she was sure we met for a reason. When she gave me her business card, it turned out that she worked at Hippocrates Health Institute. That was my introduction to Hippocrates.
Soon, I attended meetings at the Hippocrates Health Institute and was amazed when I met a wonderful lady whose story profoundly impacted me. At the time, she was taking dancing lessons, yet two years prior the doctors were going to amputate her leg due to an advanced stage of cancer.
She credited Hippocrates Health Institute lifestyle for her recovery. I said to myself, “If she healed herself under worse circumstances than mine, I can heal myself.” I continued attending meetings at Hippocrates Health Institute and learned more about the Life Transformation Program. The more I learned, the more I realized that the program was for me. At last I had discovered the road to my healing journey.
Shortly thereafter, I enrolled at Hippocrates Health Institute and embraced it fully. I began consuming living foods, juicing sprouts and green vegetables, drinking wheatgrass juice, taking whole food supplements, incorporating daily exercise, and cleansing my system following all of the advised strategies. I have now permanently adopted the Hippocrates Health Institute Lifestyle and whole-heartedly believe in it. I am a testimony to the fact that it works! When I was first diagnosed in the beginning stages of multiple myeloma, my doctor told me that I probably have five years to live. When I came to Hippocrates Health Institute I realized that how long I would live was up to me. If I chose to save my life, I could incorporate changes following the healthy and safe alternative provided by Hippocrates Health Institute.
I thank God everyday for the minor car accident in the parking lot that eventually led me to Hippocrates Health Institute. I have never taken any medication and have relied wholly on my diet and lifestyle to treat my condition. In fact, in 2002, I had a bone marrow biopsy at the insistence of my hematologist because she thought I had lost too much weight. She was sure it was time for a bone marrow transplant. I finally relented even though deep down I felt healthy and strong and knew I was well. The results of the biopsy read as follows: “Marrow aspirate showing no immunophenotypic evidence of residual multiple myeloma.” In lay terms, that means: “No Cancer!”
It has been seven years now, and I am more alive and healthier than ever. Thank you Hippocrates Health Institute!!!!
Juanita Gonzales: Florida, USA