Interview with Susan Millar
Created an Asthma Treatment and Cured Her Husbands Asthma
Millar has a popular website devoted to a natural health method
for relieving and preventing asthma and allergies, an aid that she
developed to help her husband Stan Grist.
to Susan, I started my site in August 2000. A year before,
my husband Stan suddenly became very ill with asthma, so ill he
almost died. The side effects of the asthma drugs the doctor prescribed
were worse than the asthma itself. To make matters worse, the drugs
didn't really help him that much either. He was completely bedridden.
Stan is a very active man, and this was very depressing for him.
Stan and Susan didnt let the problem get them down, as she
explains: Our work together is based on extensive research
which we both enjoy, so it was natural for me to dig deep and begin
researching alternative medicine. The drugs just weren't an acceptable
solution and we needed to find a better way.
that time, we were based in Quito, Ecuador, a very polluted South
American city. My husband and I were researching and conducting
expeditions on various archeological projects together in the Amazon
jungle when he first became ill. It was no longer possible for him
to work, since the expeditions are often quite physically demanding
and in remote areas without any medical help.
of the situation, Susan and Stan decided to move their base to Florida
because alternative medicine and supplements just arent that
easy to find in Ecuador. They also needed the cleaner environment
continues with their story: Being in Florida also helped initially
with my research because I had better access to books in English,
as well as articles, medical journals, and the results of clinical
trials. Once my initial research was completed, I used the Internet
extensively. I then realized that a website was an ideal way to
reach and help other people with asthma and allergies.
as a result of her research, Stan regained his health and he and
Susan are current back in Ecuador working on several new projects
asked Susan when she first got interested in natural approaches
to health and healing, and she replied that it happened over 27
years ago: I was constantly sick and I became very worried.
None of the doctors could find out what was wrong. My immune system
was so low, I was knocked flat by every flu and cold bug there was
and spent weeks in bed. It got to the point where I realized that
in the previous year, I was sick more days than I was well. I was
in danger of losing my job. The doctor simply prescribed more antibiotics,
which only made me worse.
decided that I had to help myself, so I did a lot of reading about
alternative medicine. Finally I went to see a naturopathic doctor.
He tested me, and I was diagnosed with systemic candida yeast overgrowth.
It turned out that the years of antibiotics I had been given throughout
my adolescence had weakened my immune system. My doctor had freely
prescribed antibiotics for just about everything and in addition,
I had been on tetracycline for years to treat acne. I also suffered
from allergies and sinus problems since I was six years old and
had used antihistamines constantly over the years. Heavy antihistamine
use can have a cumulative effect on liver function, which in turn
lowers the immune system.
was a mess, and traditional medicine and drugs had played a large
role in getting me there. Don't get me wrong: if you get hit by
a car, the emergency room is the place you want to go, so I'm not
saying that traditional medicine doesn't have a place. But I also
know that many doctors hand out drugs too freely that have very
serious side effects, and they don't always inform their patients.
It also helps to keep in mind that they are part of a multi-billion
dollar drug industry. I realized I needed to take more responsibility
for my own health by doing my homework and not blindly trusting
doctors. They aren't gods, and they are often too busy to keep up
on the latest research. To their credit, some open-minded traditional
medical doctors are realizing the value of natural medicine and
are studying and applying it when it is appropriate.
that time, the traditional medical establishment claimed candida
overgrowth was a myth created by alternative doctors who were irresponsible
quacks. There was quite a backlash against them and unfortunately,
there still is today. It took a year of treatment (combined with
a healthy diet) for me to strengthen my immune system and regain
my health. The difference in my health and energy was astounding
and from there on in I was sold on alternative medicine. Over the
years, I also became involved in studying homeopathic medicine and
acupuncture and found them to be quite effective in many areas.
many other laypeople interested in natural approaches to health
who use the Internet for research and the sharing of knowledge,
Susan has enjoyed connecting with new friends all over the world.
As she put it, The Internet truly is a powerful communications
tool and has allowed the world to become the global village
that Marshall Mcluhan prophesied many years ago. I get a lot of
satisfaction from helping people overcome their asthma and allergy
wanting to learn more about asthma or allergy relief will profit from
a visit to Susans website,
where I have a free report about asthma and allergy prevention
which I have researched from extensive medical studies. It explains
the key things you can do to your environment to help prevent asthma
and allergies. Most importantly the experts claim these measures can
even prevent young children from developing asthma and allergies in
the first place. The numbers of asthma and allergy sufferers in North
America and around the world is increasing at an alarming rate.
also have a free report explaining what asthma is and another free
report about the negative side effects of asthma drugs which are
often quite serious. I think it is important for people to know
what the risks are of the drugs they are taking. All of this information
is fully documented from top medical sources and I provide these
links on my site.
one to rest on her laurels, Susan has plans for future books, Im
going to include a section about other alternative health information
which I have found genuinely effective. We are also currently conducting
research for our upcoming longevity and rejuvenation report about
the old people of Vilcabamba in southern Ecuador. Some live to be
120 years old. We will be combining this information with all the
latest medical research for a comprehensive overview. In addition,
we are, of course, always adding documentation of our latest expeditions
on Stan's web site.
asked to share the five things she considers most important for
a health life, Susan ticked them off without missing a breath:
a healthy diet;
in a clean environment;
to love each other while laughing frequently.
added, Health is an ongoing process of discovery. Taking responsibility
for our own health is the most important thing we can do.
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