Declaration of War and My Guide to Fighting Disease

As a victim of autoimmune disease myself, I can certainly tell you that trying to fight it or even remain in a general ”healthy” state is not an easy task. After being diagnosed with the ”Behcet’s Syndrome” my life quickly fell to pieces. At the very tender and wonderful age of 22 were my dreams for life and general expectations were huge, and my hunger for some nasty sexual experimentation as well, I suddenly felt like crap to say the least.So now what?Several years of some heavy drug medication followed in the general aim to fight off the disease and keep the worse from happening. This basically translated into 48mg of Prednisone and 50mg of Azathioprine a day, the one being a cortical-steroid and the latter an immune-suppressant drug. The game was on but the effects that these drugs had on my body and physiology were immense, My muscles were in atrophy, body fat went up due to severe water retention, bio-markers all messed up and in general any attempt on body re-composition was a failure. As these were not enough I had to undergo four different surgeries in my eyes because of the side effects from the heavy drug use. Interestingly enough, the drugs used to cure me, managed to create a serious mess in my body. So two cataract surgeries were performed as well as an additional glaucoma surgery for the installment of a valve in my right eye to prevent ocular tension.And that is just great..!It was obvious to me that something had to change if I wanted to get my life back eventually and that something was nothing more than my mentality.Human beings have an amazing amount of willpower that will come out in a time of need, after all we have survived some horrific shit through the ages. So the only thing holding me back from at least trying to fight my enemy was basically me.Knowing your enemy is a prerequisite if you want to win a war so I ventured off in a journey of education of the science of human physiology in general. Clinical Nutrition and Exercise Science showed me the way to gain back my general state of well-being and health. Experimenting with specific nutritional and training protocols ever since, I managed to stay healthy and put the disease to sleep. My doctors were happy as the disease gradually declined and the drugs used could now be minimized and then stopped. The one thing my Doctors still do not know is that I ceased all medication by myself a couple of years ago and my only drugs were nutrition, training and tons of determination.Let me now elaborate on my ”guide” on how to fight your disease and announce your personal declaration of war… at least this is how I chose to do it.

Education – Knowing your enemy is of paramount importance if you wish to come out victorious. After all we are talking about your own health so find the time to learn anything regarding your pathology, drugs, symptoms, effects, contradictions, holistic medicine or even nutrition and training and how it can help improve your condition. Let the doctors know that you mean business and their simple solutions of mere drug use are not enough… you want results.

Specificity – We are all unique beings so your approach in this fight must be unique. Any nutritional, protocol or drug related protocol you decide to use must be specifically designed on your own needs. What will work for others will most likely not work for you, so be specific. You are probably a patient of a particular disease so anything you utilize must be targeted to that particular case.

Experiment – There is no point in getting educated and specific if you are not willing to try out your new findings. This is quite enjoyable really as you become your own guinea pig and get to apply some real life science in your life. Moderation is always beneficial so do not go nuts on testing new feeding habits or training styles as you could end up fatigued or even more damaged. If something works use it and if not move on. Regular blood tests and other data here is required in order to assess your progress and keep everything in check. Regular visits to your physician and making him nuts on your new ideas is highly recommended. He will now see you mean business and hopefully will keep you in track.

Mental Focus – You now have all the tools needed to start your fight against disease but need to find the willpower for your battles. Look to find your motivation in any sort of way possible. You need to be extremely decisive and disciplined in your struggle, It is you against your own self at this point so you have to remain strong, disciplined and well motivated. Fighting disease is not easy and whatever the outcome you must keep on fighting it like there is no tomorrow. You will always fight and you will never quit… never… never… NEVER..!!

Declaration of War – Its time to command your army and allies to victory. You mean business and winning the war against disease is your life’s goal. There will be no deviations, you will always be motivated, disciplined and hungry for victory. Times of defeat might occur and distractions will appear, make no mistake, but it is your personal duty to your own self to remain focused on your goal of living a good and healthy life away from disease.
We live in a free world, or so we imagine, every human on this earth is entitled to freedom of speech and choice so it only logical for people to be allowed the option of fighting their disease with weapons that could be slightly against the mainstream medical industry. This article describes my journey in fighting my own syndrome and how it helped me regain my health. Relying on drugs may not always be the optimal solution and people will need to be aware of all possibilities that could aid them in their recovery.In ConclusionFighting disease is a painful experience and as the world’s rates of autoimmune disease and other medical conditions rise, the medical industry must become more effective and aid people in their struggle or it will find itself with a big surprise. People will get educated and will find the solution one way or another. It is time to stop thinking only about the profits generated but of our overall health.The war on disease is now on you are free to choose on how you fight it. Whatever your choice might be I only ask one thing of you…Be Strong and Never Quit

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