Detox Success: A Nurse Reverses Brain Tumors With Raw Food & Herbs


Thanks for agreeing to share your story Paula! :-)

"I had to do my "mandatory" MRI for my history of 2 brain tumors that I have known for a few months are GONE!!!!

Western Medicine is very "Black and White", with no gray in the middle...I have a history of 2 (bilateral Petrous Apex Granulomas),that were diagnosed 15 years ago. They are benign, but I beg to differ....there is nothing" benign" about 2 tumors in your head th
at don't belong there!!! I am the first person, to my knowledge, that has had 0 intervention with this type of tumor, and they have disappeared. There was nothing magical about it!

I can honestly say, at the time of my diagnosis, I felt like it was a death sentence!!!  When diagnosed it was just too much for me to deal with, so, with help, I began doing self hypnosis and over the years they decreased. When I went RAW, they went away, dissolved, disappeared, whatever you want to call it. It was suggested that I undergo a STUDY, but I didn't qualify because my tumors didn't follow a medical standard and no one could take credit for an intervention that ended in a positive result. So, now, I am a "FLUKE" in the eyes of WESTERN MEDICINE. To me, it's not a miracle, but my own belief system that claimed a "HEALING". My success was a result of patience, determination and the belief that I could maneuver through and control my own destiny. If I can do it, anyone can!!!

I started my detox in August 2012.  I was on green smoothies for 4 mos before I added fruits. My first fruit was blueberries.   Not following a medical standard means I was told, my tumors would never go away on their own and eventually I would have to have 2 craniotomies. I am a nurse and I knew I didn't have 8 weeks to dedicate to tumors, so I opted for "non western" interventions. According to Dr. Ossama Al-Mefty, my original neurosurgeon, 12 years was the longest a patient had gone without intervention. He is the world's foremost expert on this type of tumor. I beat the odds!!!  

After having the last MRI, I knew my tumors were gone and I thought that was great and didn't give it much thought about how or when it happened. When I met with my neurosurgeon on Thursday he explained that I had a tiny hole on the bone where my right tumor sat for 15 years. I'm thinking that can't be good. Apparently, the body knows what to do if we let it. The hole that was created, was the escape route for the tumor. If I had ever needed surgical intervention, it would've been to drill a hole in that exact spot in the bone to allow the tumor to exit.

To date, I am the only patient with this type of tumor to have no intervention and for the tumors to disappear on their own. It was a quick visit and he said I was the luckiest neurosurgery patient he had ever had. He said, Now, get out of here and live your life, you are no longer a patient of mine and you will no longer need MRI's etc."

Unfortunately, there is a wait list for my full body personalized detox programs involving raw foods and herbs, but click here if you are interested in the type of herbs Paula used during her healing journey.

Disclaimer: In no way is Paula's first-hand account meant to treat or diagnose any disease. Instead, the information offered is to share one person's experience of overcoming chronic illness holistically so others may become better educated on alternative forms of healing from such a debilitating disease.

Detox Success: Reversal of 10 Years of Arthritis Knee Pain In 12 Days

Lori so kindly agreed to allow me to share her husband's story of healing on my blog.  His story was powerful to me because it affirms the healing power of FRUIT in the detox process, while most people focus solely on greens and vegetables.  Thank you Lori and Bob for inspiring others on their journey towards wellness!


"When my husband, Bob, agreed to try fruit fasting to see if it could ease the arthritis pain in his knees, I was happy, but I was also very cautious about getting my hopes up too high. We are coming up on the second year anniversary of being vegans (70% raw) and the health benefits both of us have experienced have stunned us. The change in lifestyle had definitely helped ease Bob's arthritis pain, but there was still so much he wanted to do that he couldn't, including the simple things like just taking a walk with me.

Bob had been a good old-fashioned meat and potatoes man, growing up in a large Italian family where big meals were love and the more you ate, the more you loved. And, Bob loved.....a lot. When I met him about 17 years ago, he was just beginning to show signs that the SAD diet was catching up with him and, over the years, everything just continued to decline. But, Bob kept most of his ailments and pain hidden from me behind a cheerful stoic façade.

When I made the decision to be a vegan, I never even dreamed that Bob would be interested in making such a drastic change as well. He loved his meats and dairy and pasta and eggs and I just assumed that I would be preparing two dinners every evening and he could have some of my veggies and salads along with his meat, chicken and fish. I was very surprised when he told me that wouldn't be necessary and that he wanted to just eat what I was eating. VERY surprised. I never thought it would last because nobody loved their meat as much as Bob.

What I didn't know was that Bob had been keeping many very worrying symptoms of illness from me. He had been experiencing severe leg cramps at night indicative of poor circulation and cardiovascular disease, intermittent gout, shortness of breath, sleep apnea (that one I knew about) decreased mobility and range of motion, and never-ending nagging arthritis in his knees....the whole standard American menu of chronic illness and suffering. He was attributing most of his aches and pains to normal aging and, characteristically, he never complained. He was at least 80 pounds overweight.

Well, it was a remarkable journey of discovery as we both realized that so many of the problems we were having were not inevitable as the doctors had been telling us. We soon became addicted to feeling well and, one by one, Bob's health problems magically resolved themselves, as did mine. We were sold.

But, the arthritis in Bob's knees, though vastly improved, still lingered and, even though we became true believers in the power of foods to heal us, we were both at the point where we were just trying to accept that this arthritis might, in fact, be due to aging (he is 64) and that this was an issue that nutritional therapy could improve, but not completely cure.

I had been watching Dr. Morse's videos and had read his book. I was wondering if a fruit fast might help Bob. In retrospect, I should have suggested it to him much sooner than I actually did. Behind his cheerful stoic demeanor, Bob was still in pain with the arthritis, but trying very hard not to let it dominate his life.

We were discussing nutrition earlier this month and Bob mentioned how well he was feeling and then added the usual caveat: "Except for the arthritis in my knees but that's just something I have to accept." Finally, I spoke up. I explained about Dr. Morse's work and suggested that maybe there was something we could try. Why not give fruit fasting a shot, I asked, it won't hurt you and, if you can stick with it, maybe you can get a little relief? Even a small reduction in pain would have been a godsend at that point.

Bob agreed and I was happily surprised the same way, almost two years earlier, when Bob had willingly given up all his favorite foods in favor of his health. Once again, I had underestimated the extent of Bob's pain and frustration and his strong determination to get well.

From a practical point of view, fruit fasting is extremely easy. You buy fruit, you put fruits in containers and take them to work with you and you eat fruit. Lots of fruit. And then you have fruit and more fruit. And, when you're finished, you go back to the grocery store and buy fruit. So, yeah, we kind of figured it all out pretty quickly. No menus, no research, no recipes and not much cleanup short of throwing some peels onto a compost heap or in the garbage disposal. In the evenings, Bob would have green salad with lots of raw veggies and occasionally some steamed veggies too. And then....more fruit.

For twelve days, Bob went to town on watermelon, cherries, cantaloupe, plums (he loves plums), nectarines, bananas, dark grapes, strawberries, blueberries, etc. etc. etc. With his usual single-mindedness and lack of drama, he just went with it and didn't talk about it much. But, he followed the protocol to the letter. When I asked him how he felt, Bob would invariably say, "good" or "ok" and I knew that was code for let's not discuss it, I'll tell you something when there is something to tell. (Men!!)

Then, two days ago, on the 12th day, I was at home when I received a text message from Bob saying that he could never remember a time when his legs felt so good. I was flabbergasted and immediately texted back and asked for more details and confirmation. He wrote back saying that he felt great and he wasn't kidding me. At which point I picked up the phone and called him at work (something I normally don't do because he's so busy), but this was important. Over the phone, Bob reported to me that the pain in his knees, which he had had for at least 10-12 years, maybe longer, was G.O.N.E. Gone as in, I'm walking around trying to figure out how to use my new legs and I can't feel any pain whatsoever....not there, doesn't hurt, no pain, vanished, poof.......that kind of gone.

I lost it. The true beauty and miracle of this healing just brought me to tears. I felt my heart swelling with infinite gratitude inside my chest. It was a beautiful and deep spiritual moment for me. I was crying and thanking the Universe and Dr. Morse and Nature, itself, for providing us with all the raw materials we need to create health for ourselves in our own lives, without having to resort to drugs and surgery and hospitalizations, all the things I had feared for so long would be inevitable as we got older.

The future now seemed boundless and full of possibility. Everything we planned to do in retirement, the trips we planned to take, the sights we planned to see....suddenly I was overwhelmed with the knowledge that we could do these things in health and joy, and not have to worry about curtailing our activities to accommodate Bob's aches and pains and limitations.

I took to Facebook to announce the wonderful news and I even called Dr. Morse's clinic to see if was possible to leave a message of love and gratitude to Dr. M, himself. This simple, loving man, through years of observation, had determined a profound causal connection between high fruit consumption and the drawing of inflammation from tissue and the removal of cellular waste, allowing us to cleanse and detoxify ourselves.

This, then, is the essence of healing, the end of our daily ordeals, our needless torment, our collective human aching, misery and anguish. This is how we were meant to live, how our bodies were meant to function and regenerate. It is so simple and elegant a remedy to so much of our everyday misery that many still cannot accept that such an exquisite solution could possibly be the answer we have all sorely needed for so long.

When Bob came home that evening, we hugged and I cried and Bob looked (stoically) pleased and proud. We had our green salad followed by fruits and berries.

After dinner, something extraordinary happened.

We got up. We walked out our front door and we stepped out onto our tree-lined street.

Bob took my hand and we went for a walk, the first time we had taken a walk together in so many, many years. Bob moved slowly and cautiously, but without any pain whatsoever and I watched in awe, as though seeing a child take a few tentative steps for the very first time.

In the distance, over the tall trees, the late summer sun was beginning its slow descent and the sky was glowing with an orange and pink haze. It would be dark soon but, as I held my husband's hand and we made our way down our street, I knew that we still had time.

We still had plenty of time ahead of us.

Love, Lori

Disclaimer: In no way is Lori's first-hand account meant to treat or diagnose any disease. Instead, the information offered is to share one person's experience of overcoming chronic pain holistically so others may become better educated on alternative forms of healing from such a debilitating disease.

Rwandan vs. Western View Of Mental Health and Depression

"We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.

They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.

Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave."

~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.


Films For Action

How Tom Arguello Beat Testicular Cancer Naturally


By:  Drew Canole
Photo Credit:  Tom Arguello

The sober look on the doctor's face relays the dreadful news even before the words, "I'm sorry, but you have Cancer" ever leaves his mouth.  And to be hit with such a blow is everyone's worst fear, as the modern-day disease is estimated to affect 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 2 men.

With statistics like these, it is now almost impossible to escape this fearsome illness, and outlook is not optimistic if being treated via western medicine. Media sources may site that chemotherapy has a high success rate, but investigative health activists have uncovered that statistically, such treatment kills more people than those diagnosed with Cancer in the first place.

For reasons such as these and a strong intuition, Tom Arguello knew the conventional route to treat his diagnosed testis cancer was not for him. And because of this, he found strength to seek alternative form of treatment and heal himself through dietary and lifestyle change. Read for yourself his extraordinary journey, and become inspired by the positive attitude he adopted while dealing with and learning from his bout with Cancer.

Disclaimer: In no way is Tom’s first-hand account meant to treat or diagnose any disease. Instead, the information offered is to share one man’s experience of overcoming Cancer holistically so others may become better educated on alternative forms of treatment to heal from such a debilitating disease.

“I thank God that I got cancer.

It was two weeks before my 37th birthday that I (reluctantly) went to see a Urologist about an “abnormality” in one of my testicles. I first noticed it 9 months prior and like a typical male, I shrugged it off as a non-issue. As the weeks and months progressed, I noticed the size of the testicle increase and change in texture. It was now unusually firm. I had spent countless hours trolling every medical website in a desperate attempt to self-diagnose. As I searched every possible outcome, one was a constant and distinct possibility: cancer.

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Its a great city and a fantastic place to raise a family, but it has also been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the nation’s “fattest cities”. I used to fit into this paradigm perfectly, eating an unhealthy diet of Mexican food, fast food and binge drinking soda. At my heaviest, I weighed in at close to 220 lbs. I’m 5’7…you do the math. Did I know it was wrong at the time? Absolutely! Did I care? Maybe a little, but I was young. I was invincible. I had all the time in the world… or so I thought. What I failed to realize at the time is a little thing called consequence.

So there I sat nervously in the waiting room, desperately trying to convince myself that what I had was normal, probably some sort of infection that would go away with antibiotics. Upon a physical inspection, I began to come to the realization that things would not go my way. I could see it on the Dr’s face. He immediately sent me across the hall for an ultrasound. Still, I held the faintest hope that it could be something else, but soon that hope would be gone as well. The Doctor reviewed my ultrasound and immediately ordered a CT scan, blood-work and scheduled me for surgery. “Cancel your business trip”, he said. Wow. It was 5:00pm on a Friday afternoon. I was the very last patient in the office, and I just got the Cancer bomb dropped in my lap. Not the ideal way to start the weekend. I had now reached the lowest point of my life. I felt lost. I felt hopeless. I felt numb.  I felt like a victim.

After my surgery, I went back to see the Doctor to go over the results of my pathology report. I was diagnosed with stage IB Seminoma Testicular Cancer. Still caught relatively early, but there were complications. The cancer had spread to the epididymis and there was “Vascular Invasion”, meaning a greater likelihood that the cancer would spread to other parts of the body. As he reviewed survival rates and treatment options with me, I felt uncomfortable with his “One size fits all” approach. The fact that all of this information was coming from some sort of medical reference on his laptop did nothing to put me at ease. I felt like a statistic and not a person. The next week, I went to see an Oncologist who reviewed my prognosis and then urged me to undergo a few rounds of chemotherapy so I could “Sleep good at night”. During this conversation, he also encouraged me to eat McDonald’s after chemotherapy if that sounded good to me. That was a huge red flag! So here I was, caught in the brutal grips of the thriving cancer industry and modern Western medicine. What choice did I have? This is what you have to do. There are no other options, right?

After speaking to my wife, I decided to go ahead with the chemotherapy. I was first sent to talk to a financial counselor who urged me to get as many chemotherapy sessions in as I possibly could before the new year, before my insurance deductibles reset and I would have to pay out of pocket. How could SHE know how many rounds of chemo I would need? She wasn’t a doctor! My next stop was back to the area of the office where they administered the chemo for an education class. The nurse proceeded to tell me every possible thing that could go wrong (loss of hair, loss of appetite, loss of feeling in fingertips, etc.) , and that I would most likely end up in the emergency room multiple times because chemotherapy lowers your white blood cell count, leaving your immunity shot. (Shields are down, Captain!) This was a classic case of the side effects being worse than the symptoms! I quickly decided against chemotherapy.

So there I was, all alone. I had turned my back on conventional treatment. So how would I heal myself to ensure that the cancer was gone for good?It was at this point that I delved into research. For the next few weeks, I lived, ate and breathed anything and everything related to alternative cancer treatments. What I found was a treasure trove of information. Countless testimonies of people being healed of late-stage cancers by nutrition and other natural herbs and oils.




The Diseases We Donate To vs. The Diseases That Kill Us

Pretty eye opening isn't it?  

My first thought is that the majority of chronic illnesses are largely due to lifestyle and diet choices, that they're reversible, and that nobody has to die from any of them...

My second thought is that it's important to always choose where you focus your attention, based on your values, your priorities, and what resonates with you....otherwise, others will choose where to focus your attention for you.  And oftentimes, that's not connected with reality!

What are your initial thoughts when you view this info graphic?   Looking forward to you sharing your thoughts.

The Problem With Caffeine (Part 1)

I’ve always felt a bit like an alien in society, because I don’t do caffeine.  The responses I receive when I disclose this to people range from confusion, to amazement and utter disbelief.  I was raised in a household where nobody drank coffee or sodas, and so it was just never on my radar.  And in college, when chronic procrastination finally resulted in a situation where I needed to stay up and study way past my bedtime, I experimented with caffeine pills, which was probably the worst four hours I’ve ever experienced in my entire life.   Every single part of my mind and body were asleep as I tried to review the notes I took over the course of the semester, except for my eyes, which wouldn’t close.  I felt like a walking zombie.  That was my first and last experiment with synthetic caffeine and somehow I still managed to graduate college with a decent G.P.A.

When I speak at health seminars around the country, the subject of caffeine comes up pretty frequently and everyone is curious to know my thoughts about whether it’s healthy or not.  It’s like people subconsciously know that there’s something deeply unsettling about their daily (or multiple times a day) habit and they’re looking for someone to help relieve them of this internal conflict. 

Is it toxic to the body? 

Is it toxic to the brain? 

Will consuming it daily have long term negative health consequences down the road? 

Something so natural can’t be bad for you right? 

Sometimes I refuse to broach the topic, since so many people are sensitive about it, but when I do respond, I always pause and moderate my voice before proceeding.  So if you’re reading this now, imagine that I am speaking in a soft, loving, and non-judgmental tone...

There are several reasons why caffeine, consumed on a regular basis, is not good for your body.  The first is that caffeine produces a dehydrating effect within your body, and therefore the cells on your body don’t have enough fluid to do their jobs properly or flush out toxins.  And when you have cells functioning at low efficiency and toxins building up in and around the cells due to chronic dehydration, then you are setting the stage for degeneration and chronic health conditions in your body.  We all know how important it is to drink enough water and stay properly hydrated.  So it’s ironic, that at the same time we often engage in regular habits that deplete the water in our system, like eating salty food and drinking alcohol and various caffeinated beverages. 

The second reason caffeine is not good for your body is that you have this thing called the endocrine gland system, which contains pretty powerful energy centers (i.e. chakras) where each gland in your body is located.  The thyroid and adrenal glands are your two “energy” glands.  The thyroid gland is located in your neck area and unfortunately, most of the American population is suffering from chronic hypothyroidism for various reasons I’ll go into in another post. 

In addition, your adrenal glands are the two little glands that sit on top of each of your kidneys and handle your stress response, also known as your “fight or flight” mechanism.  They also control all sorts of important functions in tandem with your autonomic nervous system, that regulate how you breathe, how fast your heart beats, the rate at which you metabolize sugar (see below), how efficiently you move waste through your colon (see below), etc.  You know, pretty important stuff.  And glands are funny in the sense that if you overwork them, they stop functioning (surprise!), which many people do by living with constant stress and living in a constant state of fear.  And it doesn’t matter if the threat is real or not.  Have you watched the news lately?  Exactly. 

Caffeine is just another factor that constantly stimulates your adrenal glands into action at a subtle level, and taxes an already overtaxed mechanism.  The more your glands go down in function, the more you'll need something external to get you going in the morning...or keep you going throughout the day.  And while caffeine provides an artificial boost, that boost has to be artificially maintained and it's characterized by "peaks and valleys".  On the other hand, healthy endocrine glands provide a natural and sustained energy source that is consistent and constant.

The third reason that caffeine might not be so good for you is simply that’s it’s usually added to a beverage product that is simultaneously laced with copious amounts of sugar.  The only reason I visit Starbucks these days is to use their free Wi-Fi while I travel.  But I see the things that people order and it's a bit shocking.  I’m not sure when it became popular to have dessert for breakfast, or during multiple times per day, but all of those pumpkin spiced lattes, and frappuccinos look like pretty decadent treats from my perspective.  So you’re getting this double whammy of stimulation from these caffeinated, sweetened drinks, and the sugar is wreaking havoc on all the cells in your body, especially those in your brain and nervous system, in ways that science is just starting to figure out.

And the final reason to forgo the caffeine, is that it can mask serious problems with your digestive health.  Ideally, you want to be having regular bowel movements 2-3 times per day on average.  I often come across people who say they have to consume caffeine daily, because it’s the only way that they can “go” in the morning.  Listen to me carefully...  You do not want to be in the position where you are regularly using any sort of external stimulant to remove waste from your colon, whether it’s caffeine or laxatives – which is one of the most popular OTC items these days.  If you’re not pooping on a regular basis, most likely, you are not suffering from a "caffeine deficiency."  Ha!  Instead, you probably have sluggish adrenal glands or a diet and lifestyle imbalance that needs to be addressed sooner, rather than later -- that is only being masked by your caffeine habit.

But I really don’t want to make this article about demonizing caffeine.  Really I don't.  And I’m sure you would love to continue drinking your morning coffee and afternoon latte with a somewhat clear conscience.  Right?  So I have an idea.  Let’s shift our focus and start to examine some of the potential reasons why you would require an external stimulant in order to live your day to day life.  #realtalk  My personal theory is that the regular consumption of toxic foods and/or beverages is primarily fueled by underlying toxic thoughts, emotions, belief systems, and/or lifestyle habits.  And those are the things that are worth paying attention to and consciously shifting, instead of engaging in some self-imposed guilt trip or endless mind-numbing debate about the latest scientific studies on whether caffeine is good for you or bad for you.   It is my opinion that nothing is inherently good or bad, it’s all about how you use it in your life and for what reasons, that makes all the difference.

Stay Tuned Next Week for Part 2 of This Series!

LaShanda Greene is a former CPA turned Health Educator and Wellness Consultant.  She overcame a long list of health challenges five years ago by cleansing her body, changing her diet, meditating daily, and pursuing a more fulfilling life and career path.  She's passionate about helping people address the root causes of their chronic health issues, heal mind, body, and spirit, and live an empowered life filled with joy, excitement, and purpose.  She's currently working on a book and traveling the world to learn about various healing modalities, as well as speaking publicly about natural healing and the health benefits of detoxification.

Your Light Is Seen

Your light is seen. Your heart is known. Your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doing great. So relax. And love yourself today.
— Neale Donald Walsch

Top 5 Signs You're Toxic (That Everyone Considers Normal)


Introducing my new video ...


It is a part of my new "Learn With LaShanda" Video Series and contains all the information I wish that someone had shared with me before I got sick! There are so many people who are sick in our society, that believe me when I say that if you want to keep your health, you DO NOT want to be doing what everyone else is doing. So consider this the personal wake up call you've been waiting for, that could help you avoid walking down the road to being diagnosed with a chronic illness.

Please share with others who you feel could benefit from this type of information. This first video is available for a limited time at a discounted rate, and the next video will be posted soon. 

Love and Blessings!

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Harvard Scientist Urges People To Stop Drinking Low Fat Milk

By:  Mike Barrett

Vegans may have had it right all along; while raw, organic milk offers numerous health benefits, a Harvard researcher and pediatrician argues that conventional milk and dairy products alike are a detriment to your health – thanks to added health-compromising sweeteners.

As David Ludwig mentioned in his research, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, there have been countless pieces of research concluding the ill effects of sugar-sweetened beverages. The over-consumption of sugar has been tied to obesity, diabetes, inflammatory-related pain, and much more. And because of sugar’s negative effects on our health, even the United States Department of Agriculture, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other organizations are recommending against consuming calories from sugary drinks.

The one calorie-containing beverage they still heavily promote, however, is reduced-fat milk, where the organization recommends drinking 3 cups daily. This is where Ludwig questions the scientific rationale for such recommendations.

“This recommendation to drink three cups a day of milk – it’s perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the last half century. As a result, Americans are consuming billions of gallons of milk a year, presumably under the assumption that their bones would crumble without them,” says David Ludwig.

As far as Ludwig is concerned, if the USDA is recommending to drink reduced-fat milk, it is also inadvertently encouraging the consumption of added sugars – a piece of advice that goes against all the research saying not to consume sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages. The idea of consuming low-fat milk or chocolate milk cancels out the whole reasoning for the recommendation in the first place since the fats are simply being replaced with dangerous sugars.

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