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Becky’s MS Journey 

by Shop Talk  on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 3:52pm

My first MS symptoms occurred in 1981 when I had uncontrollable contractions of my left hand. I was hospitalized and tested (spinal tap & myelogram), but the results were inconclusive.

I am very thankful that my MS is the relapsing/remitting type, and my next severe episode did not occur until 1990 when I suddenly developed double vision. This time an MRI was able to pinpoint my MS.

BeckyI am very thankful for my doctor, who not only persevered until my disease was properly diagnosed, but who also referred me to a dietitian (put me on a low-fat diet) as well as to St. Michael’s Hospital, well known for its MS expertise. Unfortunately, the hospital’s solution was a lifelong dependence on drugs, and I did not have the confidence in this solution to commit to it.

Enter “Enrich” and an herbal seminar given by Clive Buchanan — an MS success story. This began my journey into finding herbal/natural alternative solutions.

I have learned that:

· MS is a Vitamin B & D deficiency

· Calcium Magnesium (aka Cal-Mag) helps with my leg spasms. It also (along with Melatonin and Calmplex) calms my nervous system.

· Bone Mate is beneficial not only for its calcium levels but also for its levels of Vitamin D

· Due to MS draining my energy levels, I have come to depend on Power Generation and Myocap as well as Unicity’s new Smart Energy drinks (both “green” for mental acuity and “red” for its energizing effect).

· CognoBlend helps clear up the mental fog

· Cardio-Essentials is also key to my MS health

· Stress, lack of sleep, and heat are enemies of MS patients

I am very thankful for:

· My family who have been very supportive and strong prayer warriors.

· Darlene Long for her valuable counsel and recommendations.

· My naturopath, who made dietary corrections; who provides chiropractic adjustments to release the “kinks” in my body; and who has placed me on a weekly schedule of B-12 injections.

The quest continues. It is not inexpensive — but its alternative also comes with a cost.

Becky – Ontario

Darlene’s Recipe for Arthritis 

by Shop Talk Notes on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 8:21pm

It was 5 years ago this past March when I was finally diagnosed with End Stages Osteoarthritis in every vertebrae in my back. I had developed spurs and calcifications that impeded my entire right side. I had only 15% use of my right arm and 40% of my right leg. The prognosis…ambulatory products..walker or wheelchair within 3-5 years.I sat and cried as most would do for a couple of days…oh boo hoo and then decided to get to work on my body…….this condition crept up on me and became full blown manifest after a really bad fall and I assumed I had injured the roto-cuff in my shoulder…wrong…injury causes the body sometimes to speed up the degeneration which was already going on….here is what I did.

Clear Start….Paraway..Lifiber and tea

6 CM Plex Capsules……3 with breakfast…3 with dinner
MSM………………………..4 with each meal
Osteo Essentials………..4 with breakfast 4 with dinner
Bonemate…………………4 with breakfast 4 with dinner
White Oak Plus………….6 capsules with 1 tsp of Calcium Magnesium Chelate every 3-4 hours for pain

I did this regime for an entire 8 weeks before pain was completely gone and mobility began to return. Then I removed 1 capsule at a time for a day or so and then moved down slowly over the next 2 months until I was taking 1/2 of the amounts listed…

I also began walking regularly.

DarleneDietarily, I removed…potatoes, green peppers, red peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, refined sugar and all white flour products as well as caffeine from my diet. I never ate egg plant..or I would have removed it too. I never drank sodas or pop or that would have been gone also.

I was changing practitioners this fall and had an entire work-up done on my back and joints…..here is the results….no joints in legs, hips, arms, or hands affected at this time with arthritis….my vertebrae show in my back as early stages…stage 2 arthritis. I have not had any pain in years from the arthritis and now have a full regime with a personal trainer at a gym…..I am in my late 50s and enjoy better health vitality, strength and flexibility than I have in 25 years at least.

Marna Finds her Success

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After receiving some unfavorable results during a doctor’s visit, Marna Handlin made one of the best decisions she has ever made. She had failed at many other weight loss programs in the past, but with Unicity, she found the success her body was looking for.

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Winning the Wrestling Match of Life

Jamison

Jamison Barnes grew up in the rural parts of northern Idaho where he had a difficult childhood. His parents were divorced and he was raised without much guidance. Jamison bounced back and forth between his mother and father’s houses, but neither of them was even close to an ideal living situation. By the time he was 14, Jamison knew that if he wanted a better life, he would have to raise himself.

At about that same time, Jamison found that he had an aptitude for wrestling. The sport fit his personality perfectly and gave him an outlet for his competitive desire and frustration.

“I was driven by the desire to compete, and the sport is what kept me focused and out of trouble,” Jamison said. “I used wrestling as the motivating force to accomplish one of my main goals: to be the first in my family to graduate high school.”

Along with a successful wrestling career, Jamison also became the only one of his four brothers to graduate from high school.

“When I graduated high school,” he said, “I was in the prime of my life—the best shape physically and mentally I have ever been in—and was ready to tackle anything.”

After high school, Jamison worked jobs that were physically and mentally demanding, helping him to test his personal limits and stay motivated by different challenges.

But, perhaps the biggest challenge of all came 16 years ago when he became a parent to a baby girl with special needs. Jesika is a severely autistic, non-verbal, very aggressive, and developmentally delayed child that requires constant attention. As a parent, Jamison put his daughter’s needs before his own and quit his job to become a stay-at-home dad.

“The constant work load, coupled with watching Jesika struggle, caused me to become depressed,” Jamison said. “I let myself go physically and emotionally while trying to take care of my family.”

Years passed and Jamison’s physical condition got worse. When he was just about to give up on his health, he saw the success his wife was having with the Unicity Transformation Program.

“I saw her make a drastic mental and physical change,” Jamison said. “I started paying more attention to what the program was all about, and my competitive drive started to stir. I began to see Unicity as just what I needed to change my and my daughter’s life. Once my wife’s transformation was complete, I decided it was my turn; I refused to be another statistic.”

Jamison was scared to think about what would happen if his daughter had to try to go through life without her dad, so he made the decision to do what he could to improve his chances of being around for his kids. He began the Unicity Transformation Program.

“With the Transformation, I enjoyed the structure, discipline, and personalization that my coach tailored specifically for my lifestyle,” Jamison said. “I had forgotten how much I loved to work out and found myself wanting to be at the gym more and more. My relationship with my wife has improved. We work out early in the morning together, we plan meals together, and our family is also much more active. Unicity has changed the quality of our lives.”

During the program, Jamison lost 55 pounds. His waist went from a size 40 down to a size 32, and he lost 17½ inches off his waist and hips. His energy level skyrocketed and he once again has a positive view on life.

“The competitive drive that fueled me as a youngster has also returned,” Jamison said. “I feel like I have been given my life back and I can do anything I set my mind to. Prior to the Transformation, my weight was so excessive that I could barely walk. My feet just couldn’t stand the weight. I was preparing to have surgery to help with the pain, but now it’s as if the pain never existed!”

Jamison is the winner in this quarter’s Prime Challenge Contest. His hard work and success over the past 12 weeks has earned him the grand prize of $5,000.

“The last three months have been difficult but extremely rewarding,” Jamison said. “I am finally happy with who I am as a person and the body that hard work and Unicity has given me. Thanks to Unicity, I feel like I have been given the chance to spend a lifetime with my family.”

Unicity products are now a staple in the Barnes family household, even for Jesika, who has lost 15 pounds while taking them and is doing much better.

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Miracles Do Happen 

Baby healed of CANCER through Prayers and GOD’S Herbs!

Our son, Dallas Cole Guffey, was born Monday, October 17, 1994 at 5:16 p.m. He had the appearance of a healthy 7 lb. 3 oz. bouncing baby boy. But less than one hour after his birth everything changed. He was brought to me in recovery where I was to feed him for the first time. During the feeding Dallas began gasping for air and his forehead turned blue. I called immediately for the nurse and she rushed Dallas to the nursery. In about an hour the pediatrician was standing at my bedside telling us that Dallas had quit breathing but was revived by inserting a tube into his throat. The doctor also said that he was so concerned about Dallas that he had already called the Med Flight Unit in Huntsville for immediate transportation.

At 10:30 p.m. Dallas was in the helicopter. Waylon, my husband, went to Huntsville with Dallas and called me every hour to update me on his condition since the doctor would not release me at that time. Dallas remained in Huntsville for the next 3 days. The doctors in Huntsville felt that it was necessary for him to be transferred on Thursday to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham for further tests.

On Friday afternoon we were told that Dallas was not able to breathe because a large mass was located behind his right lung. This mass was preventing air flow to his lungs and putting pressure on his heart causing an irregular heartbeat. The lungs were so restricted that each breath was a tremendous task for Dallas. His stomach and his back bone would almost meet because it took so much for him to get the air he needed.

We were told that surgery was necessary to remove the mass early Monday morning. We would not know what the mass was until it was removed and examined. Thank God the surgery went great and Dallas recovered extremely well.

From birth up until this point it had been necessary for Dallas to have the tube in his throat to be able to breath. The morning after surgery the doctor told us they were about to remove the tube from his throat. I had reservations about doing this soon after surgery so I fell to my knees in prayer while Waylon went to talk to the doctor about waiting one more day to allow his strength to increase. The doctor agreed to wait. On Wednesday morning a team of about 6 doctors equipped with emergency equipment gathered around Dallas to remove the tube. Very shortly thereafter, the nurse came to get us with a huge smile on her face. She said that the doctors were extremely surprised at how well Dallas began to breathe on his own without missing a single breath.

That afternoon we were told that the tissue had been examined and diagnosed as a Neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor involving the nervous system, and they determined that the cancer was in Stage 4, which is very serious. It would be impossible for me to even try to express the extent of our devastated emotions at this point, but I can honestly tell you that this was the worst moment we had ever experienced in our lives.

The doctor told us that they were going to do more tests to be sure that there were no more tumors. They were quite sure that there was less than a 5% chance that any more tumors would be found. Since the doctors would not allow us to give Dallas herbs directly, my only choice would be to get them to him by way of nursing him. As soon as we were able to get our thoughts together, I called home and asked that someone make me some Native Legend Tea and bring it to me along with some Red Clover Plus, CoQ10, Chlorophyll, Nature’s Tea, Lifiber, EFA’s, Stress Aid and much more. We also began to give him PhytoPath when it was made available in January. After receiving the products, I began taking mega doses of these products. I took about 60 to 80 capsules 3 times a day plus I was drinking mega doses of Red Clover Plus and Native Legend Tea daily because I wanted my milk to be strong with nutrients for Dallas’ benefit.

Baby healed of CANCER through Prayers and GOD’S Herbs!

Our son, Dallas Cole Guffey, was born Monday, October 17, 1994 at 5:16 p.m. He had the appearance of a healthy 7 lb. 3 oz. bouncing baby boy. But less than one hour after his birth everything changed. He was brought to me in recovery where I was to feed him for the first time. During the feeding Dallas began gasping for air and his forehead turned blue. I called immediately for the nurse and she rushed Dallas to the nursery. In about an hour the pediatrician was standing at my bedside telling us that Dallas had quit breathing but was revived by inserting a tube into his throat. The doctor also said that he was so concerned about Dallas that he had already called the Med Flight Unit in Huntsville for immediate transportation.

At 10:30 p.m. Dallas was in the helicopter. Waylon, my husband, went to Huntsville with Dallas and called me every hour to update me on his condition since the doctor would not release me at that time. Dallas remained in Huntsville for the next 3 days. The doctors in Huntsville felt that it was necessary for him to be transferred on Thursday to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham for further tests.

On Friday afternoon we were told that Dallas was not able to breathe because a large mass was located behind his right lung. This mass was preventing air flow to his lungs and putting pressure on his heart causing an irregular heartbeat. The lungs were so restricted that each breath was a tremendous task for Dallas. His stomach and his back bone would almost meet because it took so much for him to get the air he needed.

We were told that surgery was necessary to remove the mass early Monday morning. We would not know what the mass was until it was removed and examined. Thank God the surgery went great and Dallas recovered extremely well.

From birth up until this point it had been necessary for Dallas to have the tube in his throat to be able to breath. The morning after surgery the doctor told us they were about to remove the tube from his throat. I had reservations about doing this soon after surgery so I fell to my knees in prayer while Waylon went to talk to the doctor about waiting one more day to allow his strength to increase. The doctor agreed to wait. On Wednesday morning a team of about 6 doctors equipped with emergency equipment gathered around Dallas to remove the tube. Very shortly thereafter, the nurse came to get us with a huge smile on her face. She said that the doctors were extremely surprised at how well Dallas began to breathe on his own without missing a single breath.

That afternoon we were told that the tissue had been examined and diagnosed as a Neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor involving the nervous system, and they determined that the cancer was in Stage 4, which is very serious. It would be impossible for me to even try to express the extent of our devastated emotions at this point, but I can honestly tell you that this was the worst moment we had ever experienced in our lives.

The doctor told us that they were going to do more tests to be sure that there were no more tumors. They were quite sure that there was less than a 5% chance that any more tumors would be found. Since the doctors would not allow us to give Dallas herbs directly, my only choice would be to get them to him by way of nursing him. As soon as we were able to get our thoughts together, I called home and asked that someone make me some Native Legend Tea and bring it to me along with some Red Clover Plus, CoQ10, Chlorophyll, Nature’s Tea, Lifiber, EFA’s, Stress Aid and much more. We also began to give him PhytoPath when it was made available in January. After receiving the products, I began taking mega doses of these products. I took about 60 to 80 capsules 3 times a day plus I was drinking mega doses of Red Clover Plus and Native Legend Tea daily because I wanted my milk to be strong with nutrients for Dallas’ benefit.

On Thursday we were told that the x-rays revealed two more tumors! One was located on the bones around both eyes and the other one was against his spine. At this point we almost lost what little strength and sanity we had. Waylon and I believe strongly in God and that God answers prayers. God had already answered one of our prayers when He gave us a child and we knew that He would also take care of this wonderful gift. I know that God was holding our hands and guiding us through every turn of this journey.

The doctor felt that chemotherapy was necessary because the pressure of the tumor against his spine could possibly cause his limbs on his right side to become paralyzed. Waylon and I have always been horrified of chemo because we have seen friends suffer and even die as a result of it. We prayed about this and decided that we would do one treatment. The recommended dosage was to be the mildest dosage he could be given. We knew that we could cleanse his body of the drugs afterwards but if he became paralyzed we could not do anything about that.

During a meeting with the doctor she informed us of all of the side effects of the two drugs Cytoxan and Adriamycin. These side effects ranged from mild to severe stomach aches, liver and kidney damage and even leukemia. Out of curiosity, Waylon asked the doctor what she would do if the chemo caused leukemia. She said she would treat the leukemia with a different kind of chemo. (This made little sense to us.) These dangerous side effects made us feel comfortable with our decision to give Dallas only one chemo treatment. The doctor laughed at us and said, “One treatment is a nice thing to wish for, but don’t count on it.” We told her that we were not wishing for it, we were praying for it, and it would happen. The doctor’s intentions were to give him 5 treatments. We were very careful in asking her prior to signing any consent forms if we could in fact, stop the treatments after the first one without a court battle over our child’s care. She told us that his care was in our control and we could stop after one treatment.

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Dallas Guffe at 15

His chemo treatment would last for eight days. For seven days Dallas received Cytoxan by mouth and on the eighth day he received Adriamycin through an external central catheter. During these eight days Dallas never had a fretful day or a fever. In addition to that, several nurses commented to us that they had never seen a baby as sick as Dallas have such a great attitude. Even though he had monitoring wires attached to him and at least two to three I.V.s in his scalp, he was always smiling. We contributed this to God and the nutrients Dallas received from the herbs we were giving him. He was released from the hospital on Sunday which was the day after his treatment was completed. This had been the longest 3 weeks of our entire lives!

November 21st (one month old) was our first follow-up visit after leaving the hospital. The doctor told us that the tumor on his spine had decreased 50%! We were beside oursleves with excitement! His doctor was not happy at all when we told her that we still did not want any more chemo. It was at this point that we told her about the herbs we were giving him and that we preferred to continue that route. She was furious, but she saw that we were firm with our decision.

Our second follow-up visit was on December 16th (two months old). We originally scheduled his appointment for January in order to give the herbs as much time as possible to strengthen his body. One day upon returning home we were astonished to find an incredibly insensitive as well as unprofessional message from Dallas’ doctor on our answering machine. In an extremely hateful tone she demanded to see Dallas at once, bluntly stating Dallas’ impending death if a chemo treatment was not administered immediately. She said the tumor would grow to the point of not allowing him to breathe and he would die. Such a message made us very angry. In order to prove to her that our child was not being neglected but in fact, was doing great we agreed to see her immediately as she requested. One fact that made her statement on our machine so incredibly ridiculous was that the tumor that had caused him not to be able to breathe had been removed when he was 1 week old from which time his breathing had not been an issue. At our visit it was discovered to her amazement according to the x-rays that the tumor on the spine had decreased by another10% and the tumors on the bones around both eyes was completely gone! It was during this visit, after giving us such wonderful news, that his doctor threatened to force us to give him more chemo by taking us to court. We quickly and plainly told her that under no conditions would she force our child to have any more chemo.

She also was very negative with her words. She was saying things like “death” in the same sentence with our son’s name. I more or less got directly in her face and told her very strongly that if she could not say anything positive about our son in either his or our presence that I preferred she say nothing at all.

Our third follow-up visit was on February 6th, 1995 (four months old). The x-rays revealed at this appointment that the tumor had decreased by an additional 5%. We were very pleased with his improvement but again all his doctor could talk about was more chemo. As a matter of fact, her attitude was so negative and rude, that we decided on that day to terminate her as his doctor and never subject our son or ourselves to that kind of treatment again.

As parents who love our son dearly, we prayed for a doctor that would respect us as parents, and would be more interested in our son’s health than filling their pockets full of money. We also prayed for a doctor who believed in God as our Healer.

A friend of ours put us in contact with a doctor whom he believed could help us. This doctor called to ask what we expected from him. I told him that first of all, we believe God heals the body. Secondly, we believe in and take nutritional supplements. Thirdly, Dallas would not have any more chemo as long as the tumor continues to shrink without it. Also, that we would not tolerate someone threatening to take us to court. In the end, he was very nice and said he would gladly work with us, however, we should expect him to recommend chemo just as the previous doctor had. I told him that he could recommend it as long as he understood that we could refuse it.

Our first appointment with him was on April 21st (six months old). On this glorious day the x-rays revealed that the tumor was no longer a tumor. It has now become what he referred to as “scar tissue”. Also, according to the urine and blood test there was no cancer in Dallas’ body. He went on to say that according to the medical records transferred from Birmingham, that on February 6th, it was also the opinion of Dallas’ previous doctor that the tumor was, even then, only “scar tissue”. (However, she undoubtly did not find it necessary to share this important information with us.) Waylon asked the doctor why this information had been kept from us by the doctor in Birmingham. He simply gave us a very confusing look and said that he did not know. As you recall, the doctor in Birmingham had nothing to say on that day of February 6th except how we were not being fair to our son by not allowing her to give him more chemo because she insisted the tumor would grow. (I have a copy of Dallas’ medical reports and x-rays in my possession to prove her dishonesty and deception.) The doctor told us that Dallas looked clear, but before giving us his final diagnosis he wanted to study the x-rays in more detail with a team of doctors on his staff. He said he would call us on May 1 to give us the final decision.

May 1, 1995 was almost as joyous for us as the day Dallas was born because just as the doctor promised he called and confirmed his initial decision.

Considering the fact that the doctor in Birmingham was sure that Dallas would die of cancer if any other treatment besides chemo was given, he is today vibrant, healthy and cancer free with the use of alternative methods rather than chemo. Dallas has recently turned eight months old weighing a healthy 20 lbs. He is extremely strong and advanced for his age. He is always in a pleasant mood with a constant smile on his face. When people meet Dallas they are shocked to learn what he has been through because he is the ideal picture of health.

We could not have made it without everyone’s prayers, and because God is faithful to those who look to Him. We thank God for healing Dallas and we also thank God for giving us the herbs and nutrients to cleanse and strengthen our bodies.

UPDATE ON DALLAS

Dallas is now 3 yrs. old. He has just completed his first year of pre-school at Living Word Christian Academy. He was the youngest student in the 2-4 year old class. At 3 years old he is still healthy, happy and very intelligent. I must take a moment to brag about my son. He can write his name, recite The Lord’s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Bible, the Christian Flag, and the U.S. Flag. He can also recite John 3:16 and many other Bible verses. At Awards Night he received the award for Most Polite. Are we proud parents or what?!
Dallas’ health is doing great! We returned to Vanderbilt in Nashville on February 18, 1998 (3 yrs. 4 mo. old) for his annual checkup. When we arrived we asked the receptionist about our normal routine of getting Dallas’ urine sample and doing the x-rays as we had been required to do in the past. She said she did not know about the x-ray because there was a big question mark on the front of Dallas’ chart so she did not know what was going on. At first this scared us, then we thought – No, that just means that Dallas has done so well that they don’t know what they need. Within a few minutes we were called back to see the doctor. He reviewed Dallas’ history with us. He also reviewed with us the fact that Dallas only had the one chemo treatment and no radiation. He then asked us if Dallas had received all of his immunization shots. We were quick to tell him that we do not believe in immunizations. (If you have children please do some research into these shots for your child’s sake. Give yourself the opportunity to make an informed and educated decision). After the questions the doctor examined Dallas. Turning to Waylon and myself, the doctor said, “Well, Dallas is obviously healthy and has done so well for so long that I don’t see any reason why Dallas needs to come back to see us anymore.” We were so excited! We have been waiting to hear this report for over 3 years. I said, “Doctor, you have made our day by officially closing this chaper of our lives.” I looked at Dallas and said, “Dallas could you please recite something for the nice doctor?” He said, “Yes, The Lord’s Prayer.” So he did. When he finished the doctor gave him a hug and said, “Son, you just made my day.”

Dallas Graduates PHS

Dallas Graduates PHS

We are blessed and thank the Lord every day for our blessings. We are also thankful that He gave us such a wonderful testimony of His love for us all and of how He provided the herbs and nutrients that we need to be healthy. Even though our Lord provided the tools for good health I feel that it is our responsibility to learn about them and to use them. We did not rely on the doctor or anyone else for our son’s health. Instead, we relied on the Lord and took on the responsibility of Dallas’ health ourselves by educating ourselves and making our own decisions instead of allowing anyone to order us to do anything we did not feel good about.

When we first learned of Dallas’ problems I asked the Lord “Why us?” The Lord told me “Be patient my child, I am giving you a testimony.” From that moment on, I knew that Dallas would eventually be perfectly healthy because this was going to be a great testimony about God’s desire for us to be happy, healthy and prosperous. For this reason, I feel it is my duty to share Dallas’ story with everyone. Yes, we have been blessed with a wonderful miracle, but this same miracle of health is possible for others too.

May God Bless You,

Kim and Waylon Guffey, Jr.

ref: http://www.shoptalknotes.com

On Thursday we were told that the x-rays revealed two more tumors! One was located on the bones around both eyes and the other one was against his spine. At this point we almost lost what little strength and sanity we had. Waylon and I believe strongly in God and that God answers prayers. God had already answered one of our prayers when He gave us a child and we knew that He would also take care of this wonderful gift. I know that God was holding our hands and guiding us through every turn of this journey.

The doctor felt that chemotherapy was necessary because the pressure of the tumor against his spine could possibly cause his limbs on his right side to become paralyzed. Waylon and I have always been horrified of chemo because we have seen friends suffer and even die as a result of it. We prayed about this and decided that we would do one treatment. The recommended dosage was to be the mildest dosage he could be given. We knew that we could cleanse his body of the drugs afterwards but if he became paralyzed we could not do anything about that.

During a meeting with the doctor she informed us of all of the side effects of the two drugs Cytoxan and Adriamycin. These side effects ranged from mild to severe stomach aches, liver and kidney damage and even leukemia. Out of curiosity, Waylon asked the doctor what she would do if the chemo caused leukemia. She said she would treat the leukemia with a different kind of chemo. (This made little sense to us.) These dangerous side effects made us feel comfortable with our decision to give Dallas only one chemo treatment. The doctor laughed at us and said, “One treatment is a nice thing to wish for, but don’t count on it.” We told her that we were not wishing for it, we were praying for it, and it would happen. The doctor’s intentions were to give him 5 treatments. We were very careful in asking her prior to signing any consent forms if we could in fact, stop the treatments after the first one without a court battle over our child’s care. She told us that his care was in our control and we could stop after one treatment.

His chemo treatment would last for eight days. For seven days Dallas received Cytoxan by mouth and on the eighth day he received Adriamycin through an external central catheter. During these eight days Dallas never had a fretful day or a fever. In addition to that, several nurses commented to us that they had never seen a baby as sick as Dallas have such a great attitude. Even though he had monitoring wires attached to him and at least two to three I.V.s in his scalp, he was always smiling. We contributed this to God and the nutrients Dallas received from the herbs we were giving him. He was released from the hospital on Sunday which was the day after his treatment was completed. This had been the longest 3 weeks of our entire lives!

November 21st (one month old) was our first follow-up visit after leaving the hospital. The doctor told us that the tumor on his spine had decreased 50%! We were beside oursleves with excitement! His doctor was not happy at all when we told her that we still did not want any more chemo. It was at this point that we told her about the herbs we were giving him and that we preferred to continue that route. She was furious, but she saw that we were firm with our decision.

Our second follow-up visit was on December 16th (two months old). We originally scheduled his appointment for January in order to give the herbs as much time as possible to strengthen his body. One day upon returning home we were astonished to find an incredibly insensitive as well as unprofessional message from Dallas’ doctor on our answering machine. In an extremely hateful tone she demanded to see Dallas at once, bluntly stating Dallas’ impending death if a chemo treatment was not administered immediately. She said the tumor would grow to the point of not allowing him to breathe and he would die. Such a message made us very angry. In order to prove to her that our child was not being neglected but in fact, was doing great we agreed to see her immediately as she requested. One fact that made her statement on our machine so incredibly ridiculous was that the tumor that had caused him not to be able to breathe had been removed when he was 1 week old from which time his breathing had not been an issue. At our visit it was discovered to her amazement according to the x-rays that the tumor on the spine had decreased by another10% and the tumors on the bones around both eyes was completely gone! It was during this visit, after giving us such wonderful news, that his doctor threatened to force us to give him more chemo by taking us to court. We quickly and plainly told her that under no conditions would she force our child to have any more chemo.

She also was very negative with her words. She was saying things like “death” in the same sentence with our son’s name. I more or less got directly in her face and told her very strongly that if she could not say anything positive about our son in either his or our presence that I preferred she say nothing at all.

Our third follow-up visit was on February 6th, 1995 (four months old). The x-rays revealed at this appointment that the tumor had decreased by an additional 5%. We were very pleased with his improvement but again all his doctor could talk about was more chemo. As a matter of fact, her attitude was so negative and rude, that we decided on that day to terminate her as his doctor and never subject our son or ourselves to that kind of treatment again.

As parents who love our son dearly, we prayed for a doctor that would respect us as parents, and would be more interested in our son’s health than filling their pockets full of money. We also prayed for a doctor who believed in God as our Healer.

A friend of ours put us in contact with a doctor whom he believed could help us. This doctor called to ask what we expected from him. I told him that first of all, we believe God heals the body. Secondly, we believe in and take nutritional supplements. Thirdly, Dallas would not have any more chemo as long as the tumor continues to shrink without it. Also, that we would not tolerate someone threatening to take us to court. In the end, he was very nice and said he would gladly work with us, however, we should expect him to recommend chemo just as the previous doctor had. I told him that he could recommend it as long as he understood that we could refuse it.

Our first appointment with him was on April 21st (six months old). On this glorious day the x-rays revealed that the tumor was no longer a tumor. It has now become what he referred to as “scar tissue”. Also, according to the urine and blood test there was no cancer in Dallas’ body. He went on to say that according to the medical records transferred from Birmingham, that on February 6th, it was also the opinion of Dallas’ previous doctor that the tumor was, even then, only “scar tissue”. (However, she undoubtly did not find it necessary to share this important information with us.) Waylon asked the doctor why this information had been kept from us by the doctor in Birmingham. He simply gave us a very confusing look and said that he did not know. As you recall, the doctor in Birmingham had nothing to say on that day of February 6th except how we were not being fair to our son by not allowing her to give him more chemo because she insisted the tumor would grow. (I have a copy of Dallas’ medical reports and x-rays in my possession to prove her dishonesty and deception.) The doctor told us that Dallas looked clear, but before giving us his final diagnosis he wanted to study the x-rays in more detail with a team of doctors on his staff. He said he would call us on May 1 to give us the final decision.

May 1, 1995 was almost as joyous for us as the day Dallas was born because just as the doctor promised he called and confirmed his initial decision.

Considering the fact that the doctor in Birmingham was sure that Dallas would die of cancer if any other treatment besides chemo was given, he is today vibrant, healthy and cancer free with the use of alternative methods rather than chemo. Dallas has recently turned eight months old weighing a healthy 20 lbs. He is extremely strong and advanced for his age. He is always in a pleasant mood with a constant smile on his face. When people meet Dallas they are shocked to learn what he has been through because he is the ideal picture of health.

We could not have made it without everyone’s prayers, and because God is faithful to those who look to Him. We thank God for healing Dallas and we also thank God for giving us the herbs and nutrients to cleanse and strengthen our bodies.

UPDATE ON DALLAS

Dallas is now 3 yrs. old. He has just completed his first year of pre-school at Living Word Christian Academy. He was the youngest student in the 2-4 year old class. At 3 years old he is still healthy, happy and very intelligent. I must take a moment to brag about my son. He can write his name, recite The Lord’s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Bible, the Christian Flag, and the U.S. Flag. He can also recite John 3:16 and many other Bible verses. At Awards Night he received the award for Most Polite. Are we proud parents or what?!

Dallas’ health is doing great! We returned to Vanderbilt in Nashville on February 18, 1998 (3 yrs. 4 mo. old) for his annual checkup. When we arrived we asked the receptionist about our normal routine of getting Dallas’ urine sample and doing the x-rays as we had been required to do in the past. She said she did not know about the x-ray because there was a big question mark on the front of Dallas’ chart so she did not know what was going on. At first this scared us, then we thought – No, that just means that Dallas has done so well that they don’t know what they need. Within a few minutes we were called back to see the doctor. He reviewed Dallas’ history with us. He also reviewed with us the fact that Dallas only had the one chemo treatment and no radiation. He then asked us if Dallas had received all of his immunization shots. We were quick to tell him that we do not believe in immunizations. (If you have children please do some research into these shots for your child’s sake. Give yourself the opportunity to make an informed and educated decision). After the questions the doctor examined Dallas. Turning to Waylon and myself, the doctor said, “Well, Dallas is obviously healthy and has done so well for so long that I don’t see any reason why Dallas needs to come back to see us anymore.” We were so excited! We have been waiting to hear this report for over 3 years. I said, “Doctor, you have made our day by officially closing this chaper of our lives.” I looked at Dallas and said, “Dallas could you please recite something for the nice doctor?” He said, “Yes, The Lord’s Prayer.” So he did. When he finished the doctor gave him a hug and said, “Son, you just made my day.”

Dallas Graduates PHS
Dallas Graduates PHS
We are blessed and thank the Lord every day for our blessings. We are also thankful that He gave us such a wonderful testimony of His love for us all and of how He provided the herbs and nutrients that we need to be healthy. Even though our Lord provided the tools for good health I feel that it is our responsibility to learn about them and to use them. We did not rely on the doctor or anyone else for our son’s health. Instead, we relied on the Lord and took on the responsibility of Dallas’ health ourselves by educating ourselves and making our own decisions instead of allowing anyone to order us to do anything we did not feel good about.

When we first learned of Dallas’ problems I asked the Lord “Why us?” The Lord told me “Be patient my child, I am giving you a testimony.” From that moment on, I knew that Dallas would eventually be perfectly healthy because this was going to be a great testimony about God’s desire for us to be happy, healthy and prosperous. For this reason, I feel it is my duty to share Dallas’ story with everyone. Yes, we have been blessed with a wonderful miracle, but this same miracle of health is possible for others too.

May God Bless You,

Kim and Waylon Guffey, Jr.shop onlinehttp://www.kathy.myunicity.com