MY JOURNEY TO HEALTH - PART 2
He explained to me that I was not digesting my food properly which was more of starchy food, meat than salads and greens, These undigested food attracted organisms like yeast, bacteria, fungus which normally reside in the body of every human being. These organisms after feeding on the undigested food, then release into the blood toxins which are responsible for the various unpleasant symptoms I was having. In my toxic state, I was also not absorbing the nutrients my body needed for good health. This was responsible for my low energy and frequent irritability. He prescribed for me diet modification, lifestyle changes, some vitamins and herbs.
To be frank, for the first time I saw a window of opportunity for my recovery. I returned to Lagos with a lot of hope and enthusiasm and began prasticing all that Dr. Rodney has taught me and took my prescribed vitamins and natural herbs religiously. A friend of mine also advised me to consult Prof. Adeoye Lambo who was already combining orthodox clinical practice with some effective and scientifically proven alternative methods. I consulted Prof Adeoye Lambo and he introduced me to an acupuncturist Dr. Alphonsus Ekwerike who treated me with about twenty five acupuncture sessions. This treatment resulted in a great relief of my anxiety attacks and also helped to improve the depression tendency.
Prof Adeoye Lambo told me that most of my problems were stress-related and gave me a book to read on stress. The stress awareness that I acquired contributed immensely to my improvement. With all of the modalities of treatment I was definitely on my way to recovery. My health continued to improve. To be frank, all my symptoms did not disappear but it was much easier for me to cope with my health situation as I now had more precise information on my problem. The fear of death, cancer, one chronic disease or the other had disappeared. All of these experiences exposed me to the other world of medicine, the alternative health care world and even
though I was trained as an orthodox medical doctor, I started expanding my knowledge gradually and developed the desire to explore the other modalities of health care.
The more I read books on Alternative Health Care, the more I became convinced that the approach to medicine which focuses primarily on curative medicine, ignoring other aspects of Natural Health Care and Preventive Medicine had to change. I set-up Healthy Living Services in 1991 to provide these other health approaches to Nigerians and I am convinced that this was the real purpose for my ill-health.
God was preparing me for this job by giving me the experience firsthand so that when I am counselling and managing a patient, I can easily identify and understand their problem because I have been through all that. Many people today are not necessarily sick as to lie down in bed but so many move around, go to work with myriads of health challenges. They know it, they feel it. Sometimes people around them notice. Some other times they don’t. The individuals know they have a problem. They may have consulted one doctor or another, many tests may have been carried out and the doctors may find some abnormal results or nothing. These people may have been given drugs.
They may experience some relief but usually they do not completely recover. Their doctors may change from one drug to another without any improvement in their symptoms. As I continued to battle with my health problem, I became exposed to different modalities of health care, some of which were very instrumental to my recovery. I believe that I became experienced in these different modalities through divine intervention both to facilitate my recovery and for the benefit of my fellow Nigerians. These modalities will be my focus in my subsequent publication.
I acquired the knowledge through reading health books and attending workshops and seminars abroad. God helped me to use the knowledge on a consistent basis and today, my health has been turned around. My productivity and energy have increased. My enthusiasm for life is much greater. I have moved on to a higher spiritual plane. Please get ready to learn about the modalities that have significantly contributed to my Passionate Life and the passionate lives of others that I have had the opportunity to counsel.
Many people today are not necessarily sick as to lie down in bed but so many move around, go to work with myriads of health challenges. They know it, they feel it. Sometimes people around them notice. Some other times they don’t. The individuals know they have a problem.