A Year Later
It is absolutely amazing how time flies faster and faster as you get older! It seems like just yesterday that Sara Star came into this world.
This past year has been characterized as a redefining year for all of us. Sara’s challenging few weeks after her birth and her Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis have imposed the greatest physical, mental, psychological and spiritual challenges to our lives – yet a bit more than a year later, we each find ourselves, happier, stronger, healthier and certainly more positive on life than ever before. Life has a way to teach us lessons and guide us – if we are willing to open up – in the hardest ways sometimes – but that may be what it takes.
After Sara’s birth – and having been informed of her condition and most doctors telling us there was little hope for life after a few weeks or months at the most – we were forced to look outside the modern medical world for hope and perhaps answers. What we (believe) have learned / discovered is that most if not all ailments that we come upon in life (genetics included) are caused over time (and sometimes generations) by unnatural products that we put into our bodies and surround ourselves with on a daily basis. These include ANY processed foods or drinks, all household chemicals and of course polluted environments. Any foods treated with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or additives are in fact bad for us and introduce “poisons” to our bodies. A common question I have always asked is “If we supposedly have the world’s most advanced medicine – then why do we have more sick people then ever? Why is cancer on the rise? Why is obesity on the rise? Hypertension? Alzheimer’s? Why are we having to take more and more pills?” Sure we are living longer – but perhaps artificially? As a generation – we are not getting healthier – we are in fact getting less and less healthy- but the little pills help HIDE our effects better and better without ever curing us – and in time – making us sicker and weaker to combat the next “disease” that comes along our path.
Whether we like it or not, our bodies are constantly bombarded by bacteria and viruses and much more. They are not the problem. It is not the virus that gets us sick – but rather our body’s weakened immune system – that is less able to naturally fight off the “intruders”. If we were to think and practice “preventive” medicine as a healthcare concept – instead of combative (treating the symptoms) – then there would be less need for the healthcare industry as we know it. Politicians today are scratching their heads on how to present a solution to our future’s healthcare problems. The answer is oh so simple: emphasize on KEEPING people HEALTHY – instead of trying to treat symptoms and beating diseases. The problem with this approach – as unbelievably simple as it may seem – as that the healthcare INDUSTRY would loose most of their profits. It is not about our health – but rather that of the corporations which the healthcare industry is truly concerned about!!!!
So with that basic understanding, we have embarked on a journey of “natural life” for ourselves and most importantly for Sara. Sara eats only natural and organic foods – NEVER packaged. Forget the Gerber food. Forget any powdered products. She is not given any medications (unless absolutely essential – which in some cases – they are). She is viewed by us in the most positive and normal way. The results so far may speak for themselves. The doctors simply call her “The Miracle of Punta Uva”. This is a life long journey and personal “experiment” in which we can’t loose. The text books tell us that there is NO CURE for Muscular Dystrophy. We believe this to be untrue. The human body is not meant to be sick. The human body is able to combat and heal all disease – IF we allow it to do so – by providing it the most basic and natural environment it was meant to flourish in! While there is no magic pill or treatment to HIDE the effects of MD, there may be a cure in the most simplistic way: nature – balance and positive healthy living.
For Sara – and ourselves – we are constantly looking into other “alternative” medicine avenues and each time pleasantly surprised to learn of the power and benefits each offers. Today, we actively practice natural health, nutrition, daily massage, reflexology and nothing but POSITIVE BELIEF and love. For anyone who did not know her condition – Sara Star is a perfectly healthy and happy child!