Twenty years ago, holistic medicine was referred to as ‘alternative medicine.’ For the most part, it consisted of acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutrition. Today, it encompasses many more modalities and is referred to as ‘integrative medicine.’
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Twenty years ago, I was given a year to live. After 14 months of chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant, I had exhausted all of the science of mainstream, Western medicine and wasn’t ready to die. I went back to nutrition and lifestyle management, exploring every modality and protocol for recovery that I could find. I returned to the raw nutrients of life—carrot juice, pesticide-free organic food, and enrolled my own personal “pit crew” to help me. I followed the scientists, physicians, healers, health practitioners, and health gurus seeking new cures or resurrecting the ancient ones. I am now a five-time ‘cancer thriver’ powered by my sixth pacemaker and a new heart valve. It has been a successful lifelong journey. That journey has led to my conviction that the historical and global palette of medical cures should be accepted and understood, whether it is considered alternative, conventional, adjunct, complementary, or integrative. I like to use whatever works.
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