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starvation

Posted by Cori on November 03, 1998 at 00:10:23:

Dr. Stoll,

I have a neighbor who has recently been diagnosed with a very rare disease of his nervous system which is shutting down the systems of his body. For three years now he has been vomiting daily. He cannot keep his food down and if any does get through to his intestines he has severe diarrhea. Last month he went back to the mid-west to be seen by a specialist there since the doctors here had no more answers. The diagnoses came back as "holoviscusmyopedia" (sp.?) a terminal breakdown of the nervous system. In my heart of hearts I feel this is more a nutritional problem than anything else. The nerves aren't getting the nutrition needed to rebuild and to stay healthy.
If I could convince him to try something nutritional, where would we start since he can't hold down any food? Rice water, yogurt, vitamins? How do you begin rebuilding a digestive system and a nervous system?

This is a relatively young family man. He is in his later 30's and they are expecting a new baby the end of December.
He is still functioning as far as going to work but is losing 3 and 1/2 pounds per week. He has very little muscel left.
He is starting intervenous feeding this week. I believe his wife said once a week for now. The Doctors have told him to begin to prepare his family for his passing. I know your book is filled with wonderful things but what do you do when someone cannot eat and keep it down.

Thank you for any help and guidance you might be able to give.

Cori



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Re: starvation

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 04, 1998 at 10:15:06:

In Reply to: starvation posted by Cori on November 03, 1998 at 00:10:23:

Dear Cori,

If your neighbor dies, it is one more of the millions who die every year because of the AMA clinging desperately to the hope that a way can be found to force the healthcare camel though the eye of the allopathic needle. It is a crime that only your neighbor can resolve for him.

Just one example: It was just published last month that the clinging to the conventional medical monopoly (in heart disease alone) has resulted in more than 1.5 million premature deaths a year for the past 30 years.

The name they have placed on his "condition" is at odds with what they have told him this is. We MDs are accomplished at naming things as though that was the solution to the problem. It MIGHT be, for the professional, but is is not for the patient suffering the problem.

Holoviscusmyopedia is a made up term for a combination of "holo" (everything); "viscus" (hollow parts of the digestive tract); "myo" (muscular walls of those organs); "pedia" (not working very well). There is NOTHING in this name for anything neurological! The "technicians calling themselves physicians" who made this up were just betting that he would never get past the wonderfully sounding name.

This is an extreme form of leaky gut syndrome which, by this late date has probably been complicated by dysbiosis and the inevitable consequence of multiple parasitosis (including C-RS). He is now entering into dysautonomia as described so eloquently by Hans Selye, MD, 50 years ago.

At this late date, still the most important thing for him to do is to LEARN---since the "professionals" he is seeing have refused to do so. However, since it IS so late in the game, it would be nice if he had enough faith in a better way to start some things that would give him more time before termination.

The problem is, no matter how much YOU may know that there are options to resolve this, that would NEVER be offered by those people who are letting him die, he would be very unlikely to do them without understanding more of his condition that the docs he is paying.

There is a book that was written about him that he just might have the energy to read. It is available in any bookstore & library. Have him & his wife read "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier (most recent edition would be best although any edition would let him see that at least someone knows what he has. He, at least would recognize himself in this book. Perhaps, then, he might start asking: "Why haven't MY docs told me this?!"

He could also just use the archives for this BB and read everything he can find about his symptoms. THEN use this BB to ask any questions he may have.

If he would just be willing to do one thing---without doing the reading necessary to understand---it would be to gain the skill of effective skilled relaxation and practice it at least 4 times a day for 20 minutes. The specific protocol as to the fastest (and most certain) way to gain that skill is on the home page of this BB.

It really makes me angry to hear about stuff like this since the understanding & solutions to this simple problem have been known for more than 40 years. The problem is not that the mechanisms & solutions are not known but that they go against the paradigm of the conventional medical monopoly. How is a poor guy like this going to go against THAT special interest group?

He may decide that he would sooner die than learn something new. That MUST be his prerogative. All you can do is open doors. If he chooses not to walk through, just love him till he dies since that is exactly what is going to happen if he doesn't take a different path.

Here is another insight for YOU since it is unlikely that he would be able to accept it: I would bet my reputation on the fact that he has something in his life that he "just cannot stomach". It is buried so deep that his autonomic connection to the unconscious (which only thinks literally) can only communicdate this to him via vomiting. This conflict has been with h



Re: starvation

Posted by Peggy on November 04, 1998 at 10:39:25:

In Reply to: starvation posted by Cori on November 03, 1998 at 00:10:23:

Cori,

This really saddens me. Combined with Walt's response, it brings tears to my eyes. I'm thinking of your friend.

Peggy




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