I am a stage III Melanoma survivor who, for the past four years, has been living a vibrant cancer-free life by following a mind-body approach to my health by utilising some of the treatments in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). I was first diagnosed with a melanoma tumour on the right side of my torso in January 2013 and had it surgically excised two months later. All was well until December 2015 when a lump under my right arm confirmed that the cancer had metastasised to my lymph nodes. After having a large number of them removed in February 2016, I was recommended immunotherapy treatment which I rejected on the basis of some quite awful side effects and a very poor prognosis for survival. This led me to explore a variety of natural mind-body therapies which I use to this day to keep me healthy and cancer-free.
After applying a huge amount of research that I conducted to help me regain my health through a CAM approach, I felt strongly that I had to share my journey with others, so many of whom opt for conventional cancer treatments which do not have the same success that I and millions of other like-minded people experience. Therefore, I spent 6 months researching and writing my e-book, '15 Things You Should Know To Help Prevent And Heal Cancer Naturally'.
I then decided that I could not deal with cancer only and so expanded my research into the mind-body connection as it related to a number of different physical conditions including heart disease, migraines, psoriasis, allergies and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and depression. After another six months of research and course design, I had produced a 24-module video program running over 5 hours entitled 'Your Mind-Body Journey Towards Wellness'.
Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt compelled to design another video course, this one with over 2 hours of running time titled, 'Boosting Your Immune System To Resist Viruses incl. COVID-19'. While the virus is certainly a threat to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, many many people either remain asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms an quickly recover. I believe that what separates the sick from the healthy is a strong and robust immune system.
I am passionate about the mind-body connection, particularly as it relates to health, and if I can give people an opportunity to free themselves from an often unquestioning acceptance of, and total reliance on, conventional medicine and take them to a place where they explore the potential of mind-body healing, I will consider my purpose fulfilled.