How I Avoided the Death Rattle – Part 1
“You need open heart surgery immediately. But you would not likely survive it. We believe you have a year at most, sorry. Your polycystic kidney disease tends to decline in concert with your diabetes and heart disease. Diabetes aggravates the kidneys and also causes heart failure. The weakened kidneys exacerbate your diabetes and heart disease. They all are inter-related. In short they are caused by and aggravate each other. Even excluding your bladder cancer (currently in remission) and respiratory conditions, without surgery, there is little hope” (Jan 2021).
They were so definitive that I fully accepted my expiry date. I prepared to die. There are sophisticated longevity calculators where doctors plug in all your relevant conditions and detailed statistical data, such as like left ventricular ejection factor ( LVEF), all your current blood test data, especially Nt-ProBnp, HS troponin, as well as measures of inflammation (eg HS-Crp, homocysteine). This simpler calculator, the SAPS II Calculator: Simplified Acute Physiology II (1) SAPS I. than they used to predict my longevity.
I believe I have lived on, long after my expiry data because of a series of unconventional and even one illegal drug therapy. Dr Strum, my friend in California has suggested a number of unconventional therapies. He is a retired oncologist/hemotologist with a record of highly successful therapies, in particular, for prostate cancer. Many of his suggestions are unconventional supplements. As one study noted “In the last 20 years, over 60% of new drugs for the treatment of cancer and 75% of new drugs used to treat infectious diseases were of natural health products”.
He has provided me with links to many studies which have resulted in my taking several unconventional drug therapies and one illegal one.
1. Crataegutt 1442. A highly processed Hawthorne product from Germany.
2. Vascepa a highly processed fish oil containing only EPA But not DHA
3. Vasparel. (Trimedizine.) Illegal in North America but widely used in Europe. (The drug found in the young Russian female skater in recent Winter Olympics)
1. Crataegutt 1442
The first drug he recommended was “crataegutt 1442” I reviewed the research he provided, “WS 1442 reduced sudden cardiac death by 39.7% “In another, “The data show that Crataegus extract WS 1442 is clinically effective in patients with congestive heart failure corresponding to NYHA class II.” ( I’m 2-3.) And in another study “On the basis of this variable, a clear improvement in the performance of the heart was shown in the group receiving the test substance, while the condition of the placebo group progressively worsened”.
In the largest randomized double blind study ( SPICE trial) concluded that crataegutt 1442 led to increased longevity and quality of life, “Randomized, controlled trials in patients with heart failure have demonstrated that the herbal medicinal product increases functional capacity, alleviates disabling symptoms, and improves health-related quality of life, all of which have become important targets of heart failure therapy according to current disease management guidelines”.
“In addition, active treatment led, in comparison with placebo, to a considerably better quality of life for the patient, in particular with respect to mental well-being.”
Elsewhere, “Scientific studies now demonstrate that these extracts generate a dual effect: they help to prevent —and reverse the disease-progression indicators of existing cardiovascular disease.”