By Yocheved Golani
Ginat and Sheldon Rice presented Israel’s first-ever Whole Health Forum this past May 15 through 20th. The event for health-conscious English-speakers was held at the ecological Essene Farm in Even Sapir, outside Jerusalem. An international gathering of alternative/complementary healing practitioners, the forum included workshops about exercise, homeopathy, herbology, frequency meditation, reflexology plus other natural healing techniques. Panel discussions and other dynamic opportunities for healing let participants learn and make new friendships as they learned to improve their health. Board-certified doctors were among the presenters and participants.
Audience members at Wednesday night’s panel discussion about healing learned that doctors used to decide on the course of treatment for patients, considering it to be merciful to withhold “Your condition can be fatal” information that could upset already distraught people. One panel member mentioned that he learned the truth in a library book. Another mentioned her agony after learning that her doctors had been ordered to convince her that she had a psychological disorder rather than a fatal diagnosis, so that she’d die calmly on psychiatric medication. “Calm? I suffered pain and debilitating problems and almost died from medical neglect while being verbally abused, denied the chance to recover by accessing other forms of therapy! Attempting to force a death sentence on me wasn’t mercy, it was cruelty.” The audience also learned of the medical world’s evolving “care versus cure” perspective. It distracts patients from realizing that western medicine can’t cure some problems. It is transforming medical “care” into “maintenance” rather than “recovery,” and still resisting documented evidence of natural healing techniques.
Board-certified surgeon Michael Feinerman cured himself of Rheumatoid Arthritis with a macrobiotic diet, despite his doctor’s protests that it wouldn’t help. He briefly described to the audience how other doctors deny, ridicule or ignore documented evidence of healing fostered with vegan, vegetarian or macrobiotic diets. One vignette was about a patient who’d recovered from agonizingly painful and debilitating Crohn’s Disease with a macrobiotic diet. Her gastroenterologist insulted her intelligence by insisting that food has no impact on the digestive system.
Other panelists commented that adulterated food filled with herbicides, pesticides, preservatives, and other noxious chemicals undermine human health, and that their own deadly types of cancer abated due to organic diets. Sheldon Rice mentioned that his tumor disappeared without prescribed chemical interventions, thanks to his healing diet.
Other speakers on the panel presented their stories. BGU physics professor David Eichler explained that “I was diagnosed with Stage-3 Multiple Myeloma in 1992. I switched to a macrobiotic diet. I’m still here 24 years later. I don’t know whether my survival is due to the diet or to the state-of-the-art treatment I received at the Arkansas Cancer Research Institute, maybe both.” Referencing months-long breast cancer survival experiments to which he’d been a consultant, Eichler continued his remarks by saying that “I do know that the mice with induced human breast cancer and fed a diet that they might have eaten in the wild – mostly grains, seeds, and leafy vegetables – lived twice as long as those on a diet of factory-produced laboratory mouse kibble. Some of the mice on the natural diet even recovered spontaneously from the cancer. None of the kibble-fed mice did. I witnessed such experiments myself.”
Ahinoam Samuel spoke of ending her lifelong depression with Body Psychotherapy, aMacrobiotic way of life and yoga.
There’s more information about the healing panel discussion at Blessings in the Universe.
Learn more about the Whole Health Forum at http://wholehealthforum.evolero.com/essene-farm/