My Videos, Wellness

Why I'm Not Afraid Of Ebola - 4 Part Video Series


I decided to make this video series because I wanted to share the reasons why I'm personally not afraid of becoming a victim of an Ebola outbreak. I’m not an Ebola expert, but I do not believe that Nature is out to attack us and that we are powerless against all of these external threats that we are constantly being conditioned to fear.

I know from personal experience and knowledge gained from studying from great healers, that “disease “only gains a foothold in a body that is physically, mentally, and energetically receptive to the development of that disease -- no matter what it's called. And no matter if it is affecting a single person or a large group of people. It is all about the inner terrain BUT what most people don't realize and have not been taught about, is that inner terrain is multi-dimensional -- mind, body, and spirit. Focusing on only one of these things is not enough. I'm talking to you fellow detoxers!

Your belief systems, emotions, thought patterns, energetic frequency, accumulated toxicity, and weaknesses in your body make up your internal terrain. You ultimately cannot control whether you are exposed to viruses, bacteria, but you can control what you think, what you feel, what you believe, where you're vibrating, what you put in your mouth, and whether you actively cleanse your body. If you are the average person, then your internal terrain is A MESS and YOU have created a perfect environment for dis-ease to grow and thrive in your body.

Remember that you are divine, intelligent, energy in physical form and your body has an intelligence that is beyond comprehension. Acknowledge your divinity, accept full responsibility for your health, take back your power, and use these videos to help you expand your thinking, stop giving your power away, and allowing others to focus your attention for you and tell you what is and what is not possible in YOUR reality. You decide what you believe in and the choices you make (or don't make) about your internal terrain will determine what physical symptoms (if any) manifest in your reality.

Love & Light,
LaShanda, Detox Specialist & Wellness Consultant

Learn More:

Part 1 - Epigenetics & Viruses
Part 2 - Carrying Viral Loads In The Body Without Expression

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Part 3 - Detoxing Proteins Out of the Body 
Part 4 - The Energetic Vibration of Viruses & Their Host



Inspiration, Articles I Write

The Beginning is Near

Have you ever known anything worth having that didn't come without struggle and challenge?  Can you think of any sort of societal change, progressive leaps forward in thinking, and gains made by marginalized groups that didn't come without chaos and turmoil?  Things often fall apart, so greater things can come together.  Isn't it?

Old systems, old ways of thinking, old ways of relating to one another are simply no longer sustainable at this moment in time and they must collapse.  Trust that this collapse is being accompanied by the birth of new systems involving integrity, inter-connection, sharing of resources, love, and harmony.  If you train your mind to look for them, many of these systems are already here and growing in number.  It is up to you where you choose to focus your attention during times of chaos, or if you allow your attention to be focused for you.

The decision at hand is whether to see the world as full of violence and fear and on the edge of collapse or as an opportunity for you to be apart of the greatest awakening this planet has ever experienced.  Choose to be EXCITED, CURIOUS, INSPIRED, EMPOWERED, MOVED TO ACTION, or to simply be IN AWE AND WONDER of humanity and all the mysteries of this thing called life.  

Anything is better than choosing to be afraid.  

Love, Me


Tap Into Your Inner Healer: The Metaphysics of Healing

Your Body's Talking to You...
Are You Listening?

In this 7 minute video, I discuss a particular aspect of healing that could mean the difference between you being on medications for the rest of your life and you healing completely -- mind, body, and spirit.  

It's that important!

I talk about the three premises of metaphysical healing, how I came to this understanding during my work with detox clients and during my own healing journey.  And towards the end of the video, I discuss hypothyroidism and how it can be understood from a metaphysical level.

If you have any previous experiences related to this concept, or this video causes a shift in your awareness and understanding of what symptoms and "diseases" really are, I'd love for you to share your feedback/comments below.

If you need help interpreting your physical health symptoms and understanding what your body is trying to tell you, I offer this as part of two of my services:

Wellness Consulting (Phone/Skype/In Person):

Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy (QHHT) (In Person Only):

Blessings to you!

Will you be in the Santa Monica/ Los Angeles area this month?

I'm currently offering QHHT Sessions by donation as I gain more proficiency with this technique.  These sessions are in person only, last approx. 4 hours, and I can only take one appointment per day.  Please let me know if this interests you and I'll reserve some time on my calendar.

If you live in the Bay Area, I will most likely be back in the Bay Area late October/November and will be scheduling appointments before I arrive.  I'm assuming weekend dates will go quickly!


An Introduction to Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy (QHHT)

It's hard to imagine that just a few years ago I was a C.P.A and Controller at a private high school in San Francisco crunching numbers and plugging away at spreadsheets every day, completely unaware of what was waiting for me in the future.  And here I am now with a complete career change, healed of my many physical ailments naturally, and now significantly expanding my understanding of what's possible in terms of the body's ability to heal itself and this time of spiritual awakening on the planet right now.

I am currently seeing QHHT clients on a donation basis during September 2014 in Santa Monica, CA.  After reviewing this page (click here), please reach out if this of interest to you.

I've shared a blog post below from a fellow QHHT practitioner who has experienced some amazing healing stories during her sessions, in order to give you an understanding of what's possible with this technique.  Enjoy!


QHHT Case Study: Scarred Lungs and Asthma - Healed
Article by Candace Craw-Goldman

A lovely woman contacted me for a QHHT session and described the reason she wanted to have this experience in this way: "I am a healer, and I believe, a good one. I have helped many of my clients have a healthier and happier life. I cannot seem to heal myself, however. I want to find out the reason and hopefully learn how to do so."

"Lisa" (not her real name) arrived at my office in a lovely flourish of colorful scarves and clothing and crystal jewelry. She had an air of peace about her and truly exuded a vibration of love. I anticipated a great session and was not disappointed.

Lisa was in her mid 60's. She was a practicing reiki and crystal healer in a large metropolitan city. She had a busy practice and happy and satisfied clients. She had many friends and her life was happy, content and satisfied save for her own physical condition.

She was the first child in her family and had been born severely prematurely at a time when our medical profession was not as adept at saving these tiny babies as they are today. She told me she was born at 28 weeks gestation and weighed only about 1.5 pounds. Her mother also was traumatized during the birth. Lisa's doctor and family did not expect the baby to survive and the family completely focused on her mother during this time thinking there would be no living baby.

As an infant Lisa had a lot of trouble breathing. Obviously, she survived, but was a sickly baby and caught every illness that came around. Her lungs were scarred and she had severe asthma her entire life. She was taking various medications and had inhalers and they just weren't working at all any more. To add to the complications, she lived in a city known for its dirty air!

Through a raspy voice and labored breathing, Lisa told me she was a regular meditator and often communicated with angels and the unseen realms. She easily went into a very deep trance. The healing angels escorted her to view a life in Atlantis where she was also a healer. She was able to describe her healing practice at that time in quite wonderful detail. She used crystals then too, but in different ways. She had a large room constructed around a enormous crystal and there were ceremonies and colors used in healing physical and emotional issues of people in her community.

During the portion of the session where we talk to the High Self, I asked why we were shown the Atlantean life. The High Self explained that she had experienced many many incarnations as a healer and she was continuing that experience in her current life.

I asked the High Self why Lisa was born so early and why she had the breathing challenges. It answered in this way: "The scarred lungs and limited breathing were a planned event that acted something like 'speed brakes' in Lisa's life. She is a powerful healer. If she would have had all of her energy, all of her capabilities in place during the 1960's and 70's, she would have had difficulty being accepted for her talents in her family and her culture at that time. The asthma and diminished lung capacity slowed her down so that she would progress gradually and have smaller healing achievements and discoveries over time than if she was completely healthy."

I then said, "Well times are certainly different now and we as a society are more accepting of this type of healing." The High Self replied, "True." I then asked, "Does she need to have the 'speed brakes', the lung condition now?" The High Self said, "No, it is no longer necessary, it has achieved its intended purpose." I then asked if healing of her lungs could be granted immediately. The High Self said, "Yes!"

I watched as wave after wave of energy washed over and through Lisa and I could see her body undulating. It was truly grand and wonderful to behold. When healing of this magnitude happens in a QHHT session I also definitely feel the energy myself. It's rather lovely and definitely beneficial to me personally. Not only because of the gratitude I feel for being able to facilitate healing for the client, but because I believe I actually often receive some of the energetic healing for my own body as a result.

After some time the High Self declared the healing complete. I asked about Lisa's medications. "They are no longer necessary. However, for her doctor's and her own conscious peace of mind, she should slowly wean off of them. We will mitigate any unnecessary side effects to her physical form from them."

I counted her out of trance and I don't think I will ever forget what happened next. Lisa's eyes flew open and she sat bolt upright. She tossed off the covers she had over her body and leapt out of bed. She started jumping around the room like a human pogo stick sucking in deep breaths of air. "Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god!" She said over and over again. "Listen! Listen to me BREATHE!!" She was whooshing air in and out of her lungs at such a rate I really thought she might hyperventilate, but she didn't. She just kept breathing deeply with no rasp, and jumping up and down.

At one point she stopped and practically shouted, "My KNEES don't hurt!"

"Your knees?" I asked, "You never said a thing about your knees!"

Lisa said, "Well, it's because in the scheme of things my knee pain didn't really seem to matter. I have, well... I HAD arthritis in my knees." She started jumping up and down again and doing deep knee bends. And now they don't hurt. At all. Nothing hurts. Nothing hurts. And I can breathe. I can breathe. Oh my god I can BREATHE!"

In the debrief Lisa described the vision of angels surrounding her and the presence of the Christ Consciousness standing behind them. Her eyes sparkled as she described the beings who assisted in her healing.

Are all QHHT sessions this dramatic? No. Do all of them result in immediate undeniable healing. Again, no. But it happens often enough to make this work extraordinary and wonderful and worth a few hours investment to give it a try. Many sessions provide similar dramatic healing but over time. Meaning, the healing was and is done and complete on the "etheric level" during the session but will take some time to manifest on the physical level.

I have often asked the High Self why this is so. Some of the reasons for immediate healing are full and total forgiveness, of self and others; readiness to make a change and the vibratory state to allow it to occur; lessons fully learned. Some of the reasons for a delay in healing are that the person, their doctor, or their family's belief system require a slower improvement to be accepted as real, or changes still need to be made in terms of lifestyle or forgiveness or understanding.

Lisa contacted me several weeks after her session. Her healing remained manifest and she was taking only small remnants of the medications she had been prior to the appointment and planning on stopping them altogether in time. "It's like beginning life all over again," She told me. "Having the sweet pleasure of deep easy breathing is such a blessing, and it helps me remain energized to help others in my work. Thank you for the work you and Dolores and the others who practice her method do. It's truly a gift from God himself."

-For more information about QHHT and Dolores Cannon's body of work, see

-For information about Candace and her QHHT practice see

Permission to share this article is given as long as it is shared completely with all links and remains unaltered in any way and contains this source information and copyright notice. Copyright 2014 Candace Craw-Goldman.


Doctors Are The 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the United States


By:  Dr. Joseph Mercola

This article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the best article I have ever seen written in the published literature documenting the tragedy of the traditional medical paradigm.

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This information is a followup of the Institute of Medicine report which hit the papers in December of last year, but the data was hard to reference as it was not in peer-reviewed journal. Now it is published in JAMA which is the most widely circulated medical periodical in the world.

The author is Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and she desribes how the US health care system may contribute to poor health.


12,000 -- unnecessary surgery

7,000 -- medication errors in hospitals

20,000 -- other errors in hospitals

80,000 -- infections in hospitals

106,000 -- non-error, negative effects of drugs

These total to 225,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!!

What does the word iatrogenic mean? This term is defined as induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of a complication of treatment....

...225,000 deaths per year constitutes the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer. Even if these figures are overestimated, there is a wide margin between these numbers of deaths and the next leading cause of death (cerebrovascular disease).



JAMA Article


The Perfect Plan


By Pamela Poole

"Your life is perfect. It is a perfect plan; it is a spontaneous miracle; it is both every moment.

The creation is perfect. How do birds know to migrate? How do maple leaves know to turn crimson and fall to the ground? Winter comes and you think you will never feel the sun again, but then you see the first green shoots of spring bursting through the snow. How does the flower survive? It is a miracle.

The human body is a perfectly planned machine. How could our network of bones, veins, muscles, and organs ever have been created? You look into the eyes of a newborn and you are speechless.

You have only to open your eyes for 3 seconds to observe the unfathomable Intelligence at play.

And what about you and your life? Do you think this perfect Creator stops with you? We spend endless hours trying to figure out why this and why that. Do you ever wonder why trees give out oxygen? We don't question that part of the plan. But when it comes to our own lives, we question constantly.

The mind tries to figure out that which cannot be understood. Trust in the plan of creation. Nature, who has brilliantly designed the creation down to the very atom, will spend no less attention on the details of your life. Your situation, your challenges, are all perfect. Relax, trust, and let go."

Articles I Write, Wellness

The Problem With Caffeine (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the physiological consequences of consuming caffeine on a regular basis.  But in this section, I'd like to take a more holistic 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.


Your Work / Life Balance is Non-Existent

I used to be a CPA at a public accounting firm named Deloitte & Touche.  It’s well known that in this industry, there’s a “busy season” where you’re expected to work 60-70 hours per week.  This work standard was often made possible with the help of a little drug…I mean substance…called caffeine.  I managed to make it through busy season without caffeine each year, but there came a time when due to certain filing deadlines, my audit team was asked to work about 30 hours in a row, without going home.  Being the young and naïve peon on the team blindly following orders, I agreed to this “request” and around 4am, I proceeded to morph into a zombie where all sense of productivity came to a screeching halt, but I continued to blankly stare at my screen, while toggling between tabs on my Excel spreadsheet.  I was the only one visibly suffering, as all my teammates were wired on caffeine and powering through the night.

While that may be an extreme example, most people are completely out of balance when it comes to tolerating unreasonable requests made by their employer or the time they devote to their job vs. their personal interests, their health, and family/friends.  If you are subconsciously relying on caffeine to do your job, or for that matter keep your job, then I would seriously considering reassessing your chosen occupation and even changing jobs.  Because if you continue at this pace, in essence, you’re trading short-term remuneration for long term health challenges due to the chronic imbalances you are creating within your body.   And I've met many people who are in this boat, wishing now, that they would have made changes sooner.

Your mind will probably be able to come up with all sorts of limiting beliefs of why you can't change your work environment  (e.g. "the job market is horrible", "everything would fall apart if I worked less hours", "my boss would never let me telecommute", "I won't be able to find anything better than this", "but my kids have to go to THIS school in THIS district", etc.), but I’m here to let you know, that anyone (including YOU) can unplug, can push back, can ask for what you want, and can find a job that supports a healthy work ethic.  Your well-being demands it.   I meet people everyday who have recreated their work environment so that it supports their health.  

Now in order to do this, you might have to do one or more of the following:  1) redefine for yourself what society considers to be “successful”, 2) let go of the fear of not being able to provide for yourself or for your family, or 3) to let go of any limiting beliefs that says you're stuck.  But remember, you always have the power to make a new decision in your life.  Always.  

TAKE ACTION:  If this sounds familiar, consider asking a friend that you consider to be objective and outside your current field or industry, whether your work routine or environment seems to be out of balance, and if so, ask them to help you brainstorm some creative solutions to get you back on track and to create more balance in your life.


Your To-Do List Is Out of Control

I recently talked to a friend who admits that before she started eating better and meditating, she was on a roller coaster ride that involved waking up in the wee hours of the morning to exercise so she could be fit and take care of body, followed by a long workday at an uninspiring job which was fueled by several cups of coffee during the day to stay awake, and then at night because she was so ramped up on caffeine, she would take Benadryl so she could fall asleep to wake up early in the morning to work out and start the same routine all over again.  It’s sounds insane to her now, but felt completely normal to her back then.   

I have another friend who doesn’t really like the idea of drinking caffeine on a daily basis but she does it because she needs it in order to survive the school year.  Her job, workout schedule, and housekeeping duties, combined with her children’s early wake up and after school/weekend activities are just too much for her to handle during the school year, and she ends up extremely tired a lot of the times.

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My friends have different reasons for being overwhelmed, but they both had a tendency to put way too much on their plates, and unconsciously operate beyond their capacity.  In addition, both of them shared that they didn’t feel like there was anything they could do to unplug from their self-created runaway train. 

Is your to-do list out of control?  Leaving you with little energy -- forced to survive on artificial stimulation?  It might be time to accept that you cannot possibly "do it all" and instead do some soul searching to get in contact with what's really important to you.

TAKE ACTION:  Spend some time this week creating two lists.  For the first list, take inventory of the number of activities you currently have on your plate.  For the second list, write down your core values or principles that guide your life and are important to you.  Compare the two lists and try to tune into your heart to see where there is any discord or to identify any items that are clearly not worth compromising your long term health.  Use this exercise to simplify your routine and prioritize time for the things that nurture your spirit and build you up instead of depleting your mojo.


You Don’t Like Your Life

Are you bored with your life?  
Feeling generally uninspired or jut plain "meh"?
Do you feel unaligned with the bigger reason for you being on this planet right now?

I used to feel this way often when I was accountant and it made it REALLY hard to get going in the morning.  I literally lived next door to my job and didn't make it in until 9:30 or 10am sometimes.  I was paid well, traveled a lot, had a enviable work environment, and a great boss.  So I felt more than guilty that my spirit was dying a little each day on the inside, given that I had such a "good life", compared to so many other people in the world.  

When I started pursuing my personal interests and after quit my accounting job, I noticed that several things quickly became obsolete.  That whole “I’m not a morning person” thing didn’t really hold as much weight as it did before, and I started to enjoy different parts of the morning when I had space to listen to quiet time before the day starts…to watch the sunrise as it came up…and to make my breakfast without rushing out the door.   The concept of “hating Mondays” also went out the window.  When I was surrounded by tasks that I loved doing on a regular basis and had the freedom to set my own schedule by working for myself, suddenly I began to love all the days in the week again and stopped hating on poor Monday.  And the last thing that dropped away was the idea of “living for the weekend” which is the name of a popular song and speaks to the concept of suffering through a miserable week at a  job that one dislikes or simply tolerates, in order to squeeze all the things one loves to do into two days, before waking up on Monday to repeat the same pattern all over again.

I'll say from personal experience, that when you sincerely like your life and the people and events in it, and consciously fill your days with things that you find interesting and exciting, you’ll be dying to greet each day anew and you actually might have trouble falling asleep at night because you can’t wait to see what the next day brings!  You will not need caffeine to get you through your day or your life because you will be coasting off the natural energy that inspiration and joy brings. 

TAKE ACTION:  If this applies to you, take at least 15 minutes this week to close your eyes and do a soul check-in about how you really feel about your life and whether your daily routine really reflects your inner desires, hopes, and aspirations.  If not, ask yourself what types of things you could be doing to bring more excitement, passion, and joy into your reality on a daily basis.

And if none of the above applies to you, then maybe you just like the taste of coffee and plan to switch to decaf, and get some more quality sleep in the near future after reading this article!  

I hope that you found this 2-part article helpful in some way and learned some information about the effects of caffeine on the body, but most importantly started to dig a little deeper into your reliance on artificial stimulation in your life and what changes you might need to make to address any related imbalances. 

Blessings of love, light, and wellness to each of you on your road to healing your body and discovering who you truly are!  If the above article resonated with you in any way, I'd love for you to share your thoughts below!

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.    Click here to learn more about her new educational video series entitled "Learn With LaShanda".

Reverse Disease Naturally, Success Stories

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."

If you're dealing with health challenges and you're interested in starting a personalized, raw food and herbal deep tissue detoxification program that has the power to regenerate every cell in your body and accelerate changes in the color of your iris, then sign up today for a 90 MINUTE DETOXIFICATION CONSULTATION and start empowering yourself with the knowledge that could take your healing journey to the next level. 

Due to the strong connection between iris patterns and accumulated toxicity in the body, I only offer iridology readings as part of a detoxification consultation.  Learn more about Iridology by clicking HERE.

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.

Success Stories, Reverse Disease Naturally

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

9/8/14 Update:  Bob, continues to make a wonderful recovery from arthritis using Dr. Morse's [herbal detox ] protocols. He is so happy with the lack of pain in his knees and joints, that he doesn't want to change a thing. It's amazing to see how differently he walks and moves these days. His whole stance has changed and muscles in his legs that he hasn't been able to use for so many years are starting to get stronger. It just keeps getting better and better!

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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.