Sometimes our lives can be changed & enhanced forever with one experience or encounter. Such was the case with me while studying natural health 30 years ago. I was invited to sit in on consultations for one day with our Dean of Osteopathy Dr Alec Burton in his George St office.
A lady sat in front of me in terrible pain as she told her plight to Alec. She had been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, an excruciatingly painful inflammation of one of the 12 facial nerves, causing loss of function to one side of the face & intense discomfort.
I recall the lady’s extreme distress to this day. The neurologist had put her on strong steroid drugs without success & had next proposed experimental surgery, which she was not in favour of.
I remember Alec’s optimistic words. He advised the lady to spend time at his residential centre at Arcadia as soon as possible. He strongly emphasized the urgency of the situation.
A month later I was invited by Alec to his Arcadia Health Centre. There I bumped into the same lady who had made a complete recovery from her debilitating illness. I recall my shock at how well, energetic & happy she was. When I asked her what she had done she replied she had done nothing, just not eaten for a period of time, drank water & rested, under Dr Burton’s supervision. She was a new woman. And I had been given a new insight & been fortunate enough to have witnessed the miracle of fasting early in my career.
Since then I have seen hundreds of people fast their way back to health, many from life threatening illnesses. My wife Dawn & I have fasted when needed, as have all our children. Many of our friends as well as Dawn’s mother (now 78 & in great health & on no medication) & sister have also fasted when appropriate.
Without doubt it is the greatest piece of health knowledge & wisdom that I have been blessed to have been exposed to!
Fasting is one of the most important contributory factors to the recovery & maintenance of health.
To have this knowledge that fasting can help you or a loved one (if ever needed in future), is priceless. It is remarkable that so few people have this knowledge. It is never taught in any medical school even though there have been over a thousand references to fasting in the medical literature in the last 45 years.
It is not even taught in today’s naturopathic colleges. Nor will you get this information from the popular media. The pharmaceutical companies will never embrace it. Why?
There is simply no money in people recovering by drinking water!
Do not miss this opportunity to learn more about the remarkable process of healing which is accelerated while fasting. Hear both Dr Burton & myself talk on the topics of Fasting Can Save Your Life & Lifestyle Factors that Slow the Ageing Process.
Importantly you will hear from people who have overcome serious illness by utilizing fasting & other lifestyle measures. You will also have the chance to question Dr Burton & myself on the night.
I invite you to attend this life-changing seminar, of which details follow.
Yours in health,
FASTING CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE SEMINAR
The world’s leading expert on fasting, Dr Alec Burton, will be delivering a public lecture explaining how fasting can help the body overcome disease, restore health & reverse ageing.
Dr Burton has been renowned as the world’s foremost authority on fasting for over 30 years. Whilst studying medicine in 1949 he became very sick & faced imminent surgery. Instead, under the guidance of a practitioner who understood how fasting potentiated the body’s innate healing powers, & to the astonishment of his medical professors, Alec fasted & fully recovered, without the need for surgery or drugs.
He then studied the subject of fasting, nutrition & natural health &, in the early 1950’s, started fasting patients who presented with serious health issues, often helping patients restore their health after doctors had given up on them.
Since that time Alec has:
established a practice at Arcadia Health Centre, Sydney for almost 40 years where he not only supervises patients health recoveries but also trains practitioners (including medical doctors) in the art & science of fasting;
fasted over 35,000 patients from the very young to those in their 90s;
since 1954 guided thousands of people back to health, many of whom suffered with serious diseases deemed incurable by their doctors;
made 50 annual world-lecture trips through the States, England & Europe where he lectures both to the public & to professionals at colleges & universities;
been past-president of the American National Health Association & the founder of the Australian Natural Hygiene Society.
Dr Burton is a living example of what appropriate fasting followed by excellent nutrition can do. In superb health at an age when most people are facing serious health declines, Alec still rides his bike ( he used to be a professional cyclist), is still in full-time practice & lectures internationally every year. In fact, as you read this he is in the States lecturing on the subject of fasting. He returns to Sydney a week before his talk at this very seminar. Alec has also a pilotâ€™s licence, a boating licence, is an accomplished guitarist & has a deep love of the arts & philosophy. He certainly knows how to live a full & meaningful life. In the opinion of many, there is no one in the world today who has a better knowledge of health, overcoming disease & slowing the ageing process than Dr Alec Burton.
If there is one seminar which could literally save your life, this is it!
I was literally in agony & becoming disabled with rheumatoid arthritis at 43 years of age when I saw Greg Fitzgerald in 1987. Auto-immune drugs were making me worse & I gained some improvement by following Greg’s advice on nutrition. However, I then saw Dr Burton on Greg’s recommendation & undertook a fast, followed by excellent nutrition. Today, 23 years later & at the age of 65, I am training to compete in my 4th Hawaian Triathlon- a 3.8km swim, a 180 km bike ride & a marathon run of 42 km’s. Without doubt, fasting & high nutrient eating has given me my life back.
I had suffered for over a year with severe chronic fatigue syndrome to the point where I was literally invalided & unable to work. I also had a number of other medical conditions that required me to take various prescribed medications. The conditions included under-active Thyroid and gastric reflux for over 10 years as well as constant muscular pain. Fortunately, I attended a lecture in 2006 where both Greg & Dr Burton spoke about nutrition & fasting & the penny instantly dropped. It just made so much sense to me, yet no practitioner, either medical or naturopathic, had ever mentioned it to me throughout my years of suffering and searching. After fasting & further fine-tuning my diet and lifestyle, I am now in very good health. No longer do I take any medicine, nor pain killers of any kind. I have annual blood tests to ensure Thyroid function and other issues are still good. I still have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but this is at a much improved level. As I write this, my husband and I are traveling in North Queensland in our caravan for three months. I could not have done that in 2006.
I would recommend to anyone who wants to hear the truth about health & disease, don’t miss this lecture. It really could change your life.
I have worked with Greg Fitzgerald for over 20 years & have seen the miraculous results of patients at Greg’s clinic who were willing to open their minds, change their diets & fast when appropriate. There is nothing to rival it. The results speak for themselves. I personally have completed 2 fasts in the past few years &, at 68 years of age, am more excited than ever about my next 25 years of good health.
Michael McInerney (Chiropractor & Naturopath).