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Our Recovery from Aplastic Anemia

I was graciously invited to  write our story about my wife and her diagnoses and ongoing recovery from Aplastic Anemia.  I want everyone to know that sometimes solutions present themselves in a less-than-conventional manner.  Be skeptical, but at least listen.
Our story begins like this; In 2009 my wife, Sheri, was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a disease where the bone marrow is sick and cannot produce enough healthy red and white blood cells, or platelets.  We weren’t too concerned at first, the doctors said that Sheri’s blood and platelets were at a high enough level that there was no danger.  Routine blood tests showed a gradual decline though, primarily in her platelets. After a year and a half or so we started seeing the numbers dropping faster.  We were assured by the doctors that there was nothing they could do, no one knows what causes it, or really how to treat it until it is life threatening.  We were informed that when she got low enough, they would possibly remove the spleen, start blood transfusions, and look for a bone marrow donor for a transplant.  With her having a rare blood type and no siblings, we didn’t like the sound of that.  We felt like God gave us a spleen for a reason, blood transfusion don’t seem to be doing much for anybody except buying time, and the immune suppression therapies I read about seemed torturous.   Her platelet counts dropped through the 60’s and into the 50’s (the safe range minimum is 140).  My parents finally convinced me to call a Naturopath Physician/Veterinarian on his radio show, I was reluctant but with nothing to lose I relented.  To my surprise I got through.
When I told him about the Aplastic Anemia, he immediately told me that it was not an auto-immune as was the conventional belief, but rather it was a vitamin B-12 and folic acid deficiency almost always stemming from digestion issues.  He told us how to treat it using nothing more than his formula of minerals and vitamins, and some natural (not herbal) aids to help the digestion.  After the call, I was pretty confident this guy was a quack…if the answer was that easy we would have been told long before now, right?  With nothing to lose we took a leap of (my parent’s) faith and gave it a shot.  My dad looked it up in this doctor’s book, it said that it would take around 120 days to see changes due to the length of time it takes the body to produce blood and platelet cells.
Just as predicted, after 4 months her counts went up for the first time in three years.  This was no fluke it turned out, her counts have been on a steady rise since.  Her last blood test, taken in late August (we found a pharmacy that would draw blood for a fraction of what the doctor charged) showed her platelet count up to 98!!  The absolute neutrophils are in the safe range for the first time in 4 years!  White and red blood counts are up!  She feels better, she has better color, and is living a very normal life, no transfusions, no bone marrow transplant, and NO MORE DOCTORS for over a year.  I’ve left out a lot of detail, there’s so much to tell.
To say Doctor Wallach or ‘Doc’ as we affectionately call him is controversial would be an understatement.  But he has a huge story, and after much investigation is what I would consider one of the most brilliant minds I can think of. He has years of legitimate research behind him, and he lives to spread that knowledge.  I have heard story after story of Doc helping people get stronger, healthier and take back their health.   He showed us how to fix what the doctors couldn’t. My eyes have been opened to a world of medicine that is more natural, more effective, and achieves far better results in many chronic illnesses than I possibly could have imagined.  A medicine that has no side effects, because the substances used are natural to the body.  I’m not talking about ‘natural’ herbs, although they have their place.  I’m talking about rebuilding the body with the fundamental building materials that the body is comprised of in the first place. These fundamental building blocks are what it takes to build a baby from two small cells, to heal broken bones and cuts.  Why not use them to make the body make itself stronger, to heal what is wrong.
Doc is on a crusade to help people heal.  While he feels that conventional medicine has it’s use, he feels that conventional western medicine doctors often lack the knowledge to treat chronic health issues appropriately.  I mean no disrespect to doctors, no single person can be the keeper of all knowledge.  While Doc makes no promises when it comes to cancers, he has certainly helped a lot of people.  His information and crusade has been an inspiration to me, and if I can help someone else with it, I will take every opportunity to do so.  If anyone would like information, please get a hold of me, my e-mail is 35dbantique@gmail.com.
June 6, 2015
So it’s been 18 months since my first (and last) post.  I would like to let everyone know what has been going on.  Sheri is doing very well, her platelets are up to 112!  We have run across a few bobbles in the upward trend, every time it has set us back a few points.  We have traced every one of the setbacks to a dietary change, so we have to be careful.  One of them was getting too much zinc in the diet, one of them we were taking an immune system booster (from the local organic foods store), and the last one occurred around October/November/December 2014.  Sheri doesn’t care about cakes, cookies, or any sweets, but almonds are here kryptonite.  We took a trip to Best Friends animal sanctuary to celebrate the platelets over 100!  So we bought a back of almonds, and this started a daily almond habit.  We found out that almonds belong to the phytate family.  While they are a nutritious food, they need to be taken apart from other vitamins and minerals, otherwise the phytates bind to them and clean them out.  So she quit eating the almonds and the next test was back up.  Now she’s feeling great and confident the next test will be even better.  She feels so good now that she has stopped worrying about it and can go about her day without the AA on her mind all the time.  I would be happy to share any information we have.  Feel  free to write me at my personal e-mail @ 35dbantique@gmail.com.  Wishing every one of you the best of health.

12 comments on “Our Recovery from Aplastic Anemia

  1. Shilpa Gadewar
    July 29, 2015

    My Father is also suffering from Aplastic anaemia since 3 years, Please Guide me treatment.

    • 35dbantique
      July 30, 2015

      I am not the best at blogging, so a lot of these I find in my e-mail before or if I get to them on my blog. If I haven’t responded to someone, please e-mail me at my personal e-mail. Sheri is able to watch the e-mail more than I am so I get responses out faster. What Sheri is using to recover from AA is a very high quality broad spectrum mineral and vitamin complex. I would be happy to share details with you on my personal e-mail, but I won’t do it here. The people that run this site are very kind to allow me on their blog and I don’t want to act like I am advertising. I will tell you that AA is very much a nutrition issue caused from poor digestion. She had to go absolutely gluten free. She eats nothing with wheat, barley, rye, or oats in it, and tries to minimize phytates. She consumes nothing that is cooked with oil out of a bottle, we cook only with butter. And she drinks NO soda pop or other carbonated drinks (it depletes stomach acid). Eat lots of eggs, they are an amazingly healthy food. And please oh please NO STOMACH ACID REDUCING MEDICATIONS. That is most of what caused her AA. It inhibits digestion, and thus starves the body of nutrients.

  2. josse
    July 29, 2015

    I have just sent an email to you. My husband has AA since 2004 and in recent months his platelets dropped from his usual 20+K to 10+K and haemoglobin dropped from usual 10+ to 8+. His doc is suggesting BMT again. I want to try all natural possibilities. I am juicing for him now.

  3. ambz68390
    July 24, 2015

    Travis, congratulations on your wife’s recovery. I have a question, did your wife’s blood test show low vitamin B-12 and folic acid levels before the recovery?

    Thanks!

  4. Harpreet anand
    May 12, 2015

    Hi,
    I was just going through this link and was interested to know what herbal stuff you had been using since I also have aplastic anemia abd no medicine bis helping.

    • 35dbantique
      May 19, 2015

      I am sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you. I would be happy to help you, I need to ask a few questions up front though before I get into details. Where do you live (what country), the products Sheri is taking (and still recovering well) can’t be shipped to some countries. But they do ship to a lot. Also, if they don’t ship to your country, I can still try to help. Please e-mail direct if you would like. My e-mail is 35dbantique@gmail.com
      Thank you for getting in contact with me.
      Best of health to you.
      Travis

    • 35dbantique
      July 30, 2015

      Hello Harpreet Anand,
      My apologies, I really need to get back on this blog more frequently. The supplements she is taking are a high quality minerals and vitamin supplement. In my opinion (keep in mind that I am an engineer not a doctor) medicine will never help AA. It is caused from a lack of nutrients, not a malfunctioning body, and certainly no medicine will fix it.

      I will tell you what Sheri is taking if you want to personal e-mail me, I DO NOT want to sound like an advertisement on this blog, they have been too kind to let me write here and I detest people that sound like an advertisement on blogs.

      I will say that she is taking a high quality, very broad spectrum mineral and vitamin complex. AND she went absolutely gluten free, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING with wheat, barley, rye, or oats in it. No oil in a bottle of any kind, no fried foods, and no soda pop.

      Eat lots of eggs (they are loaded with B-12 vitamins and many other nutrients), and a lot of healthy meat (avoid the meats with nitrates, like the ones that are sold commonly in our American delis).

  5. Rahul Atal
    March 18, 2015

    Hi

    my father is suffering fro. APALSTIC ANEMIA from last 1 year.

    pls guide if u have some remedy to overcome.

    rgds
    rahul

    • 35dbantique
      May 19, 2015

      Rahul
      I think I may have communicated with you over e-mail. If not, please write me at 35dbantique@gmail.com. My apologies for taking so long to get back with. I’ve been have some problems with my internet.
      Travis

  6. Kathy S
    November 15, 2013

    My husband diagnosed with MDS June 2013. He started on Vidaza, but I truly feel that it was just an extension of prolonging the inevitable BMT. After much research on line, I started him on a excellent grade of nutritional supplements, green organic juicing and fresh fruits (papaya, mangos, pineapple etc.) 2 months after being diagnosed he went into total remission. He will be going in on Dec 4 for his second bone marrow biopsy to see where his blast are at. Of course the doctors feel it is the Vidaza (since I did not tell them about out home regiment) but I believe prayers and faith also have a lot to do with it. Hoping that he continues as your wife has on the healthy road.

    • Travis Julius
      November 16, 2013

      Congratulations on the remission, and whatever you do DON’T stop the nutrition. Do everything you can to get your ORAC score (antioxidants) above 100,000 per day. And prayers are always essential.
      Wishing you and your husband great health.

    • youcanmakemestronger
      November 21, 2013

      So glad he’s in remission! Hopefully next biopsy shows he’s still in remission. I very much believe in diet changes, energy healing, juicing and any alternative meds. I take papaya leaf extract pills for my platelets and detox not only with diet but also by doing steam/sauna. In case he’s interested in trying either of these. Good luck!

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