http://curezone.com/upload/pdf/Dying_To_Get_Well.pdf or from this site http://curezone.com/ig/i.asp?i=19116 160pages pdf. Free Online. Author: Shelly Keck I found this an interesting read this morning. While the author is not a 'professional', she has researched her own health issues and offers much insight to problems and solutions discovered in her quest for a return to health from the 'trash can' diagnosis of fibromyalgia. While I'd like not to admit it, I'm inclined to believe she is on target regarding the convenience foods, and the technology such as the microwave and irradiation destroying the nutritional content of our foods.... especially as I have talked to more than one person well acquainted by schooling and work in areas of radiation and chemistry who have told me their own agreement that molecules undergo a structural change through these processes which they believe destroys or alters the nutritional value of the food and may cause harm to the body over the long term of dependance. I do not totally agree with her on fasting.... particularly for extended periods of time.... which, if the reader is careful in observing that even the author recommends a professional such as a doctor be consulted before begining a fast. Neither does she mention the diabetic or the hypoglycemic as a person of special consideration for supervision of a fast. Neither do I intirely agree with her on a meat free diet or total raw food diet. However, considering that most of us eat that which is grown on a livestock farm where the feed may contain GMO grain and hormones and antibiotics and the meat is not processed in the Biblical 'kosher' method of a quick kill preceded by a low stressed environment and then well bled out before being quartered up... there may be some merit to consider. She seems to equate fish with other meat: I disagree totally: However, once again, the source of the fish.... whether grown in a fish farm or caught in the wild.... such as the Alaskian Seas.... may have a bearing on the contaminants of the flesh which is consummed. To follow her suggestions sounds considerably extreme for persons in good health. However, if one considers that a person in desperate need of help and exhausting both time and resources consulting those who are supposed to be 'the experts' and finding no relief for a continuing or worsening of a condition, may find some benefit in crusing through this material, which is free, and which, in my estimation, gives a brief but somewhat realistic picture as to why a doctor may not be able to help you. It certainly is a free start into some understanding on the layman's level, of some of the processes and the interactions which occur inside our bodies regarding its response to injury, disease, and toxins. I would not conclude that her 'scientific' understanding of the body and its defenses or repairative processes are correct in every aspect, nevertheless, considering this is the summation of her own experiences and research by a person who had no entering background in the mechanics and physiology of the body, should be an encouragement to the average person concerned with chronic or crisis health issues regarding themselves or a loved one.... to realize their own capacity and power to do research for themselves and not succumb to being a passive participant or ginea pig when their health and alopathic medical treatments hit a brick wall. The author does not mention dietary supplements nor herbal remedies nor specific 'cures' for disease. What she focuses on is cleansing the toxins from the body through water and diet and giving the organs a periodic rest (i.e. a water or juice fast) during which the liver, blood, and kidneys are allowed to flush without additional loading and use. ---------------------- After reading this brief book, one may appropriately conclude that given the 'immediate gratification' of our life style for abatement of symptoms.... if not cure for disease..... and the time it would take for a physician to adequately assess the cause and train a patient in the cures for disease processes.... and follow the changes and make subtle adjustments along the way..... tis no wonder that very few doctors become actively engaged in seeking cures and few patients could afford to pay them for their time if they did. This is all the more reason for a person to become an active participant in learning to 'listen' to their own body and knowledgable about its basic functioning, and ask God to guide them in the making of those personal decisions regarding lifestyle changesas well as therapies offered by professionals. In the end, our loving heavenly Father, who made us, knows all the workings of our parts, and wants us to depend on Him. It is His good pleasure when we ask. It is also His good pleasure when we bless Him with our thankfulness and rest with assurance in Him. I hope someone will find this helpful.