Re: Experience with MS
I appreciate the opportunity, even at this late date, the chance to clarify some things that I feel are important. I have given this response some thought and time.
Why do I bother to provide information about bee venom therapy, etc.?................ because I am trying to help by giving people information they can check out to help them make informed choices in health matters. I have read so, so much about Bee Venom Therapy for MS and other medical problems and I share the information as it could change someone's life. Even if only one person listens, it is worth it.
For anyone who does not think that nutrition also makes a difference in preventing disease or treating it.......I offer these...........scurvy (Vitamin C deficency), pregnant women take folic acid to prevent open spine in their babies, salt is fortified with iodine to prevent goiter. There are many, many more. The doctor that treats MS with vitamins and protein, etc. is mentioned in http://www.beewelltherapy.com/ Click on the MS section and look also at the testimonials on that site. This is the section that mentions the medical doctor that believes that MS is not an autoimmune disease and how he treats it. Hormones are also mentioned as a possible cause on that page. An apitherapist has added BVT to what that doctor's treatment is.
Another point on nutrition... how is the body to repair itself or heal if it does not have the materials to do so? Also, people are warned not to feed the animals at the zoo because it can cause harm due to the fact that it is not the proper diet the animals need to stay healthy.
I was struck by a movie I saw years ago called "Lorenzo's Oil'. The message from it was powerful and inspiring. Parents who were not doctors searched for ways to help their son's serious medical problems. It's a must-see movie. Another nutritional/dietary solution.
I said: "Help is where you find it. Some people only trust doctors. Some people don't want to get better."
I was actually talking about a wide range of medical conditions....serious and not serious conditions....not just MS at that point. To set the record straight, I am in no way saying that people dying from an incurable disease "just didn't want to get better" and I certainly didn't imply that just because they don't try alternative treatments. In no way do I blame them. I do not dismiss anyone's death as "they just didn't want to get better". And, I am not a cruel person. I do not appreciate someone misusing my words.
Some people don't have the information about trying alternatives and, therefore, that choice is lost to them. I do know people that did more for themselves in addition to what the doctors were doing for them. My dad lives because of that. His health only improved greatly when he added supplements for his heart. Some people mix the alternatives with the treatment from the doctor.
Not all alternative remedies are effective, and some work for some and not for others. But, Bethany83, please don't dismiss them all just because your father tried "countless alternative therapies" and "none of them worked". I am sorry for your loss and I am sure the whole family suffered right along with him. There are many people that are reporting that BVT, apitherapy or other alternatives have helped them. You can't take that away from them.
I have also seen loved ones die from many different illnesses/health conditions through the years. In one case, my aunt was being treated by state of the art university hospital with fine doctors for her rheumatoid arthritis. They didn't help her. One doctor had her on medication for RA and was supposed to monitor her organs as that drug was known to cause kidney damage (unknown to her). He didn't. Her kidneys were destroyed which further crippled her health! A medical doctor did that to her!
Another aunt died from MS when I was a child. I have had many relatives die of cancer, Lou Gehrigs disease, diabetes, etc. Some now have Parkinsons, Lyme disease, cancer, etc. Some died before I found out what I now know about apitherapy, but now....some I am able to help by giving them information so that they can make their choice. Yes, it is their decision, I RESPECT THAT AND DON'T PUSH. But, yes it is disappointing to me to see the disease get worse and they do not even check out the information I have given them. Again, total blind faith/trust in doctors who's only way of treating them is to push more drugs at them. My uncle is quite proud of his small suitcase of drugs he takes for Parkinsons. He is actually the one I was thinking about when I said "some don't want to get better".
I am a firm believer that our immune systems and our bodies have the capability of either keeping us well or helping us heal. The body also needs to be given the opportunity to do so by providing it what it needs in order to do that (nutrition, etc.). Much research needs to be done in the area of BVT and the benefits of pollen, propolis, royal jelly, bee bread, beeswax. The problem is the pharmaceutical companies and many of the doctors are against it. The money needs to be there for research.
Bottom line: Work with the body, not against it. People should research what is going on with their health so they are informed enough to work with their doctor and make their own informed decisions. Why do most of our country's doctors automatically reject the alternatives when their patient reports that it worked for them or helped them? The pharmaceutical companies are very powerful and very profitable. They have a lot of influence over our doctors.
Yes, help is where you find it.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Anyone practicing Bee Venom Therapy should proceed at their own risk.