By: Terry Hart
If you are staying informed about what has been occurring in US hospitals in recent months, you will have heard many nightmarish first-hand accounts of deadly mistreatment and neglect. Thankfully, there are a minority of courageous doctors that truly care about people who are saying that we should do everything in our power to avoid hospital “care”.[i] As with almost all aspects of our lives these days, healthcare is one area where you would be wise to work toward being as self-sufficient as possible. This begins with getting informed about how to stay healthy and what to do when you get sick. My prayer is that you or someone you love will be helped by this article about my recent success in achieving a remarkably quick recovery from a serious illness. Of course, human health is extremely complex, and there is no way to be sure that what heals one person will heal others in the same way. It would be ideal to not only do your own health research, but also to work with a Naturopathic Doctor and possibly a trusted MD that is referred to you by your ND.
Before going into the details of how I recovered so quickly from my recent illness, I should share some of what led up to it. I learned decades ago to not have complete trust in what my many doctors (at least dozen of them) were telling me. In the 1990s I began to suffer from ulcerative colitis. My mother who was an attorney, was also spending countless hours becoming an expert in natural healthcare. She recommended that I take MSM (a sulfur supplement) to help with my serious digestive condition. It did help me, especially when I worked my way up to taking an extra-large dose of 10k to 15k milligrams (4-5 times the standard dose). After a few weeks of this I noticed a few additional health effects. I had increased energy, for the first time ever I had no hay fever in the spring, and most amazingly I experienced what seemed to permanent healing of my scarred lungs. My lungs were scarred from two previous winters of getting pneumonia and bronchitis. Supposedly, once you have gotten a serious lung infection like pneumonia or bronchitis you will always be more likely to get these infections again due to the scars left by the previous congestion. The softening and healing of scar tissue is a known effect of MSM. I believe that the damage to my lungs was healed because I felt like I could breathe deeper than ever; every breath now felt like I was intentionally taking a deep breath of cool air. Also, for the following 22 years I never even got a bad cough, and previously I don’t think I had ever gone much more than a year or two without getting a bad cough. I learned two great lessons from this MSM experience. First, I could not trust my doctors to always have the knowledge or motivation to do what was best for me. Second, that there was potentially great benefit by researching and trying some things on my own. It also became clear to me that if MSM was not a low-cost supplement, but was patentable by big pharma, then it would have immediately been well known and at the top of the list of best-selling drugs. One word of caution about MSM—it is a mild pain killer and when you consider the energy boosting effect, you need to be careful about injuring yourself with too much physical activity if taking a high dose. Also, if you decide to try it, be sure to start with a minimal dose to be sure you tolerate it since some people do not react well to sulfur. If this anecdote is not encouraging enough for you to keep searching for answers, let me tell you that my colitis came back with a vengeance several years later, and this time MSM did not help. I saw many GI doctors that told me that I had to expect lifelong medication and maybe even surgery to manage my symptoms. I kept resisting both solutions by trying alternatives. It was at the point where I had almost given up any hope of finding any solution when a nutritionist joined my church and let me know about the SCD Diet.[ii] One year of following this strict diet, about 12 years ago, has permanently cured my colitis. Sadly, I remember asking at least one GI doctor if diet had anything to do with my problem and I was told that food choices had nothing to do with colitis, and not surprisingly none of my GI doctors promoted diet change as a way to help my condition.
Fast forwarding to the Covid years–I managed to get through all of 2020 and most of this year without any significant illness. However, after flying back from Florida in late August I got sick with something that surprisingly infected my lungs. All of my usual methods like taking good doses of quality supplements were not helping. I even took HCQ for 5 days just in case is was Covid, but without a noticeable effect. Based on my symptoms, it seems that I had walking pneumonia (according to my Prescription for Nutritional Healing book[iii]). It worsened to the point where I could not walk at normal pace without great difficulty breathing. I had heard from a few trusted sources that many who were sick with Covid were having success with nebulizers and diffusers (or humidifiers) by adding food grade hydrogen peroxide to the water. With just a little searching online I found an informative article that included measurements for creating a concentration of 0.1% hydrogen peroxide in saline.[iv] This information comes from Dr. Joseph Mercola who is someone I’ve been buying high quality supplements from and reading for many years. He was the first one listed on the “Disinformation Dozen” according to the pharma-funded media, so I take this as a strong endorsement that he is a valuable source truth about health. As described in the article, I created my own saline by simply adding on teaspoon of sea salt to 1 pint of water. I was not able to find a nebulizer at a local store, so I opted for a humidifier so that I could get started immediately. After about an hour of reading reviews and specs I decided that the best option was the cool mist ultrasonic version.[v] A nebulizer would probably work even faster since the nebulized air is breathed in directly and sealed with a face covering. This is inconvenient to do for a long period of time, whereas the humidifier in an enclosed bedroom will allow you to breathe the therapeutic hydrogen peroxide infused saline mist as long as you stay in the room and keep the humidifier replenished with H peroxide saline solution. When the humidifier tank is completely filled, it will run for well over 8 hours, so I just filled it and let it run with my bedroom door closed when I went to sleep each night. After the first night of doing this my breathing and cough were about 60-70% better. After the second night I was about 90% back to normal. I did 2-3 more nights for good measure since toward the evening of each day my cough start coming back. So, in 4-5 days I went from dangerous shortness of breath and an uncontrollable cough to full recovery. I am not sure what the mist looks like if you use only water in the machine, but with the H peroxide saline solution you will notice that a very dense fog is created, and it has a bit of a smell. Also, be aware that some smoke alarms will be triggered by this fog. I should note that for most of the last two decades I’ve been taking an MSM maintenance does of 1,000 to 3,000 mg. Briefly during my recent illness I bumped that up to 10,000 mg, but since MSM is very slow to work, I believe that this higher temporary high dose was not responsible for my sudden recovery. MSM takes several days if not weeks to have a cumulative effect, and the effects continue for at least several days if you completely stop taking it.
[vi] Interestingly and Providentially, after writing this article about self-sufficient healthcare I received the monthly newsletter from my favorite source for natural health research and the lead article is titled Be Your Own Doctor: Keeping Lungs Healthy. I do not take this as a coincidence. The newsletter is The Blaylock Wellness Report from Dr. Russell Blaylock. I highly recommend anything written by him. He is a neurosurgeon and an expert in natural health, especially nutrition and supplementation. Dr. Russell Blaylock is a Christian and he often writes about the corporate and government corruption in relation to healthcare, including the dangers of all vaccinations.