“I can still hear Dr Kim’s final words in my ear the day I left Korea for America:
“Promise me you will do for one person what I have done for you.”
That was my burning ambition in nutritional healing – to find that one person to help recover from what life can throw at you, and repay that long ago debt.
Then one day a truly wondrous woman came into my life with a plea to help her overcome a serious thyroid condition that the medico’s wanted to treat with a scalpal and high-level radiation. Would she be the one I could bring back and repay Dr Kim’s debt?
Yes, indeed she did come back and spectacularly so! Andrea Billewicz, and her husband Michael, are among my very, very closest of friends.
Sit down, listen to her voice, her instincts, and her beliefs as she fought thyroid impairment – and won.”
Andrea Billewicz’ Miracle Thyroid Story
During a routine physical exam in April 2004, my doctor noticed that I had an enlarged thyroid. He sent me to get a sonogram to get a better look and a few days later it showed two nodules or growths; one on each side of my thyroid gland. One was 1.2cm, the other just over twice that size.
I was then scheduled for a biopsy to check for cancerous cells and of course, the “c” word scared the heck out of me!
The results of the biopsy were inconclusive. The pathologist called them “suspicious.” I called my doctor and he said they could be benign follicular nodules or malignant tumors. To be safe, he recommended surgery to remove the growths and part, or possibly all, of my thyroid gland. He said that the only way to find out for sure if they were cancerous was to perform a tissue biopsy after removal.
“But don’t you worry,” my doctor said, “if they are malignant, surgically removing them will 100% cure the thyroid cancer. And if they turn out to be benign, then it’s no big deal. We’ll put you on synthetic hormone replacement medicine for the rest of your life, and you’ll be just fine.”
So, with the support and urging of my husband, I also called Wayne Garland that afternoon. I’d heard him speak for many years about the body’s own healing power and I wanted another option besides surgery. He replied to me immediately, saying “Oh dear, this isn’t good news, is it? But it is very reversible.”
I also consulted an endocrinologist for a second medical opinion, and she scared me even more. She viewed the opinion of pathologist that cancer or precancerous cells may be present and requested an additional blood test. From this, she believed I had an 80% chance of having thyroid cancer of some kind.
She recommended IMMEDIATE surgery to remove my entire Thyroid. She then explained that after surgery, they would withhold Synthroid (an artificial form of the thryoid hormone) until I get exhausted and experience hypothyroidism and then give me a radioactive pill in the hospital and put me in an isolation room there for 48 hours afterwards. You’ve got to be kidding me – that’s horrific!
I kept remembering Wayne’s statement: Reversible. It was like a lifeline to me.
I contacted him again and asked for his recommendation. I told him of my fears and my objections to surgery. After our conversation, I made a monumental decision. I canceled the surgery and put myself in Wayne’s care, to see if we could battle this issue with my body’s own arsenal.
My endocrinologist was beside herself when I told her and vociferously reiterated the word “R-I-S-K” over and over again to me. I assured her that I was making an informed choice about my own body, and that it was important to me to try an alternate means to heal myself. “As long as you understand the risk…” I stuck to my guns.
We Started with a Kidney Cleanse…
Wayne started me on a 3 day kidney cleanse and recommended several supplements to give my body the nutrients to fight back: Life Transfusion Liquid Mineral Complex, Super AKG Shark Liver Oil, Edgar Cayce Detoxified Iodine, Thyroid Energy, and Balanced Woman.
- Upon waking each morning I squeezed 2 tablespoons of juice of a lemon into a large glass of purified water
- Breakfast consisted of a glass of organic cranberry juice (unsweetened) with a teaspoon of Liquid Minerals
- For lunch and dinner I pureed Wayne’s Miracle Potassium Broth soup with 2 teaspoons of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos added.
- Later in the evening, I had a glass of carrot juice with 3 drops Liquid Minerals
- All day long, I drank filtered water. With each 8-oz glass, I added 3 drops of Liquid Minerals
- Every 4 hours, I took 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- Before going to bed, I drank a glass of Aloe Vera juice
…and Eliminated All Meat and Dairy
After the kidney cleanse, Wayne recommended that I go on a vegetarian diet and eliminate all dairy; no milk, cheese or ice cream. Since we were fighting a thyroid issue, this was a no-hormone-added diet. I drank soy milk and added tofu to my diet. I ate lots of salads, beans such as black beans, garbanzo beans, and fava beans, and steamed or Oriental veggie stir fries. Most of my veggies and fruits were organic. I was delighted that I could still have fish and discovered many new ways to prepare it.
My Daily Nutrition Program
My daily nutrition program usually included a light breakfast of a tall glass of beet or beet & carrot juice (freshly pureed by myself). Alternatively I would have a glass of unsweetened organic soy milk or fresh strawberries. I always had at least one full glass of filtered water with Liquid Minerals with my morning supplements. I occasionally had a couple of organic eggs. All day long, I drank filtered water (about a gallon per day). Each tall glass had 3 drops of minerals in it.
Lunch often consisted of beans (black beans, red beans, etc.), either organic canned or I cooked them myself from scratch to keep the salt content down. I also had a fresh carrot or two and a couple of celery stalks, with almonds as a mid-afternoon snack. Another favorite snack of mine was dried deep Sea Marine Veggies, at anytime of day. I had a cup of tea in the afternoon, always herbal non-caffeinated.
Dinners were varied. Often I ate a large fresh salad with lettuce, dandelion greens, spinach, celery, carrots, tomatoes, etc. Most, if not all, of the veggies were organically-grown. I used Barlean’s Flax Seed Oil and balsamic vinegar for a dressing. One night I whipped up a meal of tofu and snow peas with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and sesame seed oil. Another night I had a bit of low-carb pasta with soy/tofu Parmesan non-dairy cheese. At a restaurant I had freshly-made guacamole, with a Talapia fish burrito.
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