Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dinner with small group

Had a great time with friends of our church small group. Mark and Melissa put on a tequila grilled pork loin feast that was delicious. Mel's mom use to bake cakes for special occasions as a hobby. She whipped up a moist white one complete with blueberry filling. It was excellent!

We watched the movie Bless the Child with Kim Basinger and Jimmy Smits. It was kind of a good vs evil type film. We all enjoyed it.

Mel is dealing with a third recurrance of colon cancer and will be going in tomorrow for some radiation tatoos to shrink the virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

A b-night with friends...

It's cool to spend time with people you work with, learn with, dream with, prosper with and just have fun being together.

A birthday party was celebrated at Lynn's house with delicious chocholate cake and ice cream for both my wife Marianne and our friend Errol. Errol was proud as a peacock cause people are coming up to him now saying "are you losing weight?". He tells them, it's Doc's minerals! Both got a birthday goodie bag from Char.

Char, who I'd guess you could say is the business partner and true friend of all who attended last night. We call her the mama bear! This 64 year old dynamo is a trip. This self-proclaimed "half-pint" is full of life and unique commentary. She and her sister Marg shared with us a story when she was younger that a very popular salon owner in GR litterally scalped her so bad that she promptly went out and bought a wig. History was born that day and her love for wigs continues.

Her choice however isn't always appropriate for her style as she has been wearing a non-flattering dreadlock number which was black with dark red strands. Ya-man she was jammin. Tonight though, holy cow! She was sporting a long brown/copper beauty that was amazing. Move over Beyonce! She was beaming as she took in all the compliments. I was really happy for her.

Bani and Rachael brought iGen to the party. Their youth and playfulness brought their share of laughter to the group. Bani gave Marianne a stress relieving backrub (hey buddy, that's my job). He also let us know that he just got a huge sale with a local chiropractor. Way to go Ban!

Maggie and Sue shared some commentary on some of the products. Apparently, our new all natural hair growth product Full is gaining aclaim. Maggie said that it's helping with her dry scalp and sees new hair patches and has notice that she is not cleaning her brush from hairs as often. How cool!

After our fill of cake we shared hugs and kisses and wished everyone a great weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2007

CANCER - Friends Helping Friends

I've come across some pretty amazing people, but it always impresses me when someone truely steps up to the plate.My friend Lance works for a major medical insurance company here in Michigan. I can't tell you who outright but BC (and it's not Before Christ) comes to mind. At any rate, Lance help decides who gets medical coverage and for what.

The daughter of my dear friend Lynn was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Lynn's daughter (who is in her early forties) is totally tapped in the faith department right now. A previous experience with the Mayo Clinic has left her angered and doubtful and her relationship with God could probably use some work.

Lance got on phone with us last night and spent an hour of his time discussing her options. Both Lance and I go to the same naturapathic doctor, Dr. Joel Wallach. Dr. Wallach is a teaching doctor and we all believe there are God-given raw materials on this planet that can keep us healthly and pain free for our entire life. Well, the discussion as you can probably guess turned to getting second and third opinions on ANY surgery needs.

Her local doctors in a perverbial knee jerk reaction started sharpening knives and recommended a full mascectomy, and this was even before any blood work was done or oncologist was seen. Lance gave her hope that there are alternatives out there that offer a blend of homeopathic/natural, spiritual/emotional, as well as Western medicine (if needed).

The Cancer Treatment Center based out of Chicago was Lance's best recommendation if an "all natural" approach was not desired. He went on to say that thier staff is awesome and act as a team to tackle the difficult situation through treatment with nutritional, spritual, emotional and even the latest high-tech equipment and procedures. Certainly a great place for a second opinion.

All of us agree that traditional western medicine has let us down and that our citizens are becoming sicker earlier in life. Cancer is no exception. We've had a war with this disease for over 30 years and still have not been able to improve mortality rates. We have tapped into a huge financial winfall with the treatment of cancer. Just look at all the lavish cancer treatment centers popping up all over the place. It saddens me that most people who entrust thier lives with these places with knowing so little about true nutrition and the importance of nutrient supplementation.

If you know of people who are struggling with cancer and need to talk candidly, please have them drop me a line. I can be reached at: or called at: 616.405.2222.

Yours in health,