Andy's natural healing project

£3,645 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 20 months
Nearly five years ago, while I was still living in Utrecht in NL, I was diagnosed with aggressive and malignant prostate cancer. The medics there said I would likely die within three years - even if I took the medication they prescribed.

I refused to accept this. Instead of immediately starting on the course of medication to which the cancer would in such a short time become immune, I changed my lifestyle completely. I cut out all dairy products, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, coffee and meat. I ate only fresh fruit and vegetables, supplemented with wholemeal bread, crackers and certain nuts.

During the course of the last four years my dietary discipline has sometimes lapsed, but not often and I have also been able to develop assorted mental and physical strategies that contribute, in spite of the presence of the disease, to my continuing relative good health. These include the use of assorted superfoods, dietary supplements and special substances.

The medical story I heard here in Scotland upon my return was slightly different. Although it had been specifically ruled out in NL, I was offered radiotherapy in combination with the same medication. This held the disease at bay for a while by turning my prostate into mush, but it had no effect on the cancer that had already spread beyond my prostate and this has indeed reached the point, as the medics predicted, where it has become resistent to the medication. So all I now have to rely on is my stubborn refusal to succumb to the disease and the special supplements I take.

This costs money. I am only able to work part-time, although I am fortunate that I do not have to pay rent where I live. But I continue to spend more than I make and my savings are dwindling - to the point that soon I will no longer be able to pay for the dietary supplements, which contribute to my healthy lifestyle and my continuing efforts to ensure the disease is kept at bay for as long as possible.

If you were to look at me now, you would not be able to see that there is anything wrong with me. In fact there are rogue cancerous prostate cells coursing through my lymph system. Every morning when I wake I can feel where they have gathered together overnight. I experience something like a cross between having been poisoned and nausea. After I get up and move into the day with my special diet, meditation and sensible exercise, I feel the cancerous cells in my lymph system dispersing again. I like to think that every morning with this regime I feel a little better.

Certainly, I feel good enough from time to time to get out into the great outdoors and to climb mountains, and more importantly, to inspire others to get out too and to encourage everybody who is facing challenging circumstances - whether medical, physical, emotional, mental or spititual - that being alive is a much better option than succumbing to circumstances. About a year ago I was in the Dundee Courier as I passed 50 Munros, my tally has now climbed to over 100.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/174521/inspirational-cupar-man-defies-cancer-bagging-five-munros-weekend/

As the Dalai Lama oft repeats: Never give up.

Please help me never to give up.
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£3,645 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 20 months
Created May 15, 2017
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CS
£100
Cliff Schooling
6 months ago
GF
£10
Gillian Ferguson
17 months ago

Wishing you all love. Sorry I can't manage more! Hope all goes well. xx

AP
£100
Annemarie Persyn
17 months ago
JL
£50
Jolijn Van Leeuwen
18 months ago
BD
£20
Bill Davidson
18 months ago

keep on keepin on Andy.

£100
Anonymous
18 months ago
RG
£100
Roel Gremmer
18 months ago

inspirerende man, amazing what you achieve by living the natural, spiritual life !

GC
£20
graham clark
18 months ago
£20
Anne Doig
18 months ago
£1,000
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19 months ago
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