These cataract surgeries, and subsequent recovery process, have been very interesting. I am healing very well, btw. It has been an eye opening experience. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Nature can provide many of the things we need to survive, clothe ourselves, heal ourselves, feed ourselves, etc. As a Christian, I marvel at all the ways God provides for us out of His love and mercy.
I usually avoid man made medicine as much as possible. Even tot he point of grinding through a situation rather than take the poison. For my cataract surgery however, I have two eye drop prescriptions. One of which is for the steroid, Prednisone.
Even with punctal pressure, the drops run down my throat into my stomach.
These images show how the eye works and where the duct leads to on the human face. When pressure is applied to the face just under the eye between the nose and the eye, it can temporarily block the flow of fluid.
When the steroid fluid went into my stomach, it caused heartburn and diarrhea. At first, that was all that I noticed. I’ll be on these eye drops for 8 weeks. Four weeks for each eye. In the mean time, I’ve noticed some other effects it is having on my body… primarily, I feel great! I am no longer taking my collagen peptides to manage my pain and inflammation. I’m keeping them close by for when I need them which I’m sure will happen as soon as the steroid leaves my body. Unless, I start taking a natural anti-inflammatory.
Since I felt so great on the steroid, and wanted to continue to feel great after the prescription runs out, I began doing research on natural replacements for Prednisone. Turns out there is one, and it is quite a surprise.
Before I go into that, let me tell you how I know this stuff is working so well for me. Normally, I cannot eat nightshades. with or without them, I have inflammation. The only thing not eating nightshades does is change the level of inflammation but it does not completely remove the inflammation. That is why I take collagen peptides and, when necessary, augment with turmeric supplements. Before I did this, I lived on Tylenol… and cried a lot and missed out on a great deal of living.
I start taking these steroid eye drops and life gets a whole lot better for me. A-whole-lot-better! I read up on the side effects and WOW. I do not want to take these long term. I would if there were no side effects like glaucoma, cataracts (how ironic), and a whole other slew of ‘mcnasties’, that you can read about if you want to do your own search.
I did my own research and discovered, Serrapeptase. Serrapeptase is an enzyme found in the stomaches of silkworms, hence the silkworm cocoon image at the beginning of the post. When the silk worm turns into a moth, it needs to exit the cocoon. To do that, it vomits, or secretes orally, its stomach juices which dissolve the dead tissue of the cocoon. This enzyme ONLY dissolves dead tissue. If you have had surgeries, as I have, you know there can be issues with scar tissue. I also have endometriosis, IBS, and fibers in my breasts (among other issues I will not go into at this time). While IBS does not produce scar tissue (as far as I know) the research I have done shows that this enzyme can help with IBS because one of the key factors about Serrapeptase is that it reduces inflammation, it can help with heart conditions (such as blocked arteries), certain types of cancers, etc. Here is a (partial?) list of ailments that have been reported as being helped by taking Serrapeptase.
Conditions that have been helped by Serrapeptase (not MY conditions but healing reported by others taking Serrapeptase)
- Pain (of all kinds)
- Arterial plaque
- Headaches caused by inflammation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
- Eye conditions caused by inflammation
- Injuries and trauma
- Postoperative scarring
- Inflammatory bowels diseases
- Fibroid tumors
- Fibrocystic diseases
- Varicose Veins
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Subclinical chronic inflammation; premature aging
Per the website: Onlineholisticehealth. This is a direct link to the article.
Here are a couple more links to help you with your research.
Disclaimer: I have a full disclaimer on my website. This is a partial disclaimer. I am NOT receiving any money to talk about, or promote Serrapeptase, for anyone company or organization. This website, and all information contained within, are for educational purposes only. I am NOT diagnosing any illness nor am I recommending any course of treatment.
I have yet to try this supplement on myself. I am waiting until my course of steroids is over, then a period of waiting for them to leave my body. It will be a couple of months before I can even get going on self testing. When that happens, I will let you know how it goes. In the mean time, you can find more articles about Serrapeptase on the web. Knowledge is power my friends. You must take your health and recovery into your own hands and become an informed patient.
Wherein I advocate a bit of civil disobedience, self care, self preservation and the belief I have that with a bit of effort on our part, we can better know what our bodies need for optimal health and wellbeing, than what is being pushed currently by, the-powers-that-be.
In one of my research, ‘adventures’ I came across this statement describing Dr. Kempner, another pioneer who advocated diet over medication in order to treat disease.
During his career, fellow professionals wanted Dr. Kempner to set up randomized, controlled studies. However in studies designed this way, half of the patients are treated and half go untreated. His medical ethics would not allow him to deny his proven diet therapy to anyone; therefore, he declined. Furthermore, he correctly pointed out that each patient served as his own control.
Please keep in mind that medical universities, doctors, pharmaceutical companies and large scale food manufacturers, all receive funding from outside interest groups whose only concern is profit. If the health and wellbeing of Americans was really at the center of every medical, prescription, and food choice, we would be virtually disease free. Many studies have been, and continue to be skewed in favor of whoever is paying the most for the desired result.
I have, and continue to, use myself as my own test subject. If it works, I use it, if it does not work I do not use it nor do I advocate it. It is a very simple way for me to determine if a natural remedy will work. I also do a great deal of reading up on a supplement or way of eating before I even get to the testing phase. We can read and process information. There are many in medicine who challenge a patient who does their won thinking. I have witnessed many health professionals question their patients who say they have self tested in order to make their own discoveries. Even when I went to have my cataract surgery I was treated as an idiot. One of the nurses asked my if I was pregnant. when I answered definitively that I was not she responded with, ‘How do you know?!“. Excuse me? I know because I know and that is all YOU need to know. This argument went on for a while even after I signed the waiver stating I was not pregnant.
I realize I am venting. My goal with this is to get you to wake up and to realize that knowledge is not only for those with advanced degrees. There is to be a rising and disturbing trend in America right now , and perhaps around the world, that only those persons with advanced education are smart enough to make decisions. Not just for themselves, but for all of us. That is NOT the American way. Stand up for yourselves. Stand up for your children. If you do not want a flu shot, don’t get one. If you do not want your child to go through the excessive rounds of vaccination schedules, then don’t. Certain of our freedoms have already been eroded. The ability to regulate what does, or does not, go into your body should be a basic human right.