Charlie Dearie’s Testimonial of Health
The story below is a powerful testimonial of how each of us has the power to heal our selves and prevent disease. This story is the reason that Creative Cultures exists!
This is the story of how I chose a true path of healing and how I was guided away from destructive habits and the harmful recommendations of the medical industry. This is a story of how my wife, Kelly Dearie teamed up with my friend and nutritionist Craig Lane on a radical endeavor to save my life. This is a story about my body becoming useless at the age of 31 and how Craig and Kelly empowered me to take my healing into my own hands, and open my eyes to the simple truth that has set me free.
For several years I had hip pain, sometimes so severe that walking was painful and I was diagnosed with bursitis. At one point, I was in so much pain that I could no longer perform my job, so I had an MRI. It turned out that my hips were nearing the final stages of collapse due to high doses of Prednisone that I took during an onset of a rare, life-threatening disease called ITP that I battled a few years ago. During my ITP episode, the doctors somehow forgot to mention that high doses of this drug leads to an average of 20,000 hip replacements a year.
Basically, my hips were deteriorating due to blood loss to the femur head and I could barely walk. The first specialist that I saw said there was nothing I could do, except hip replacement surgery which only lasts 15-20 years. The second opinion from Stanford was the same depressing news, and to make things worse, I noticed many bruises on my body during my exam. I said to myself “Not again… please God, not again”. And sure enough I inherited a third episode of ITP. Western doctors’ first line of treatment for ITP is large doses of Prednisone, and since this was no longer an option for me, the hematologist said he would have to remove my spleen.
I didn’t want to let doctors decide how to “cure” me anymore so I went to see Craig Lane, a healer and nutritionist. The level of genuine care, time and energy that Craig had put into thinking and researching my condition, was truly uplifting, and so different from the usual impersonalized rush treatment in clinics and hospitals. He proceeded to tell me more about my condition, it’s causes, and cures… so much more clear, well researched information than the doctors had ever given me. He reassured me that with the proper nutrition, the human body will regenerate bone, and that the root cause of autoimmune diseases are usually due to an imbalance in the gut. He empowered me with a detailed, personalized diet plan, outlining every single thing I should and should not eat, as well as special exercises for my hips. I took supplements from Standard Process, ate bone broth, drank Beet Kvass, and ate Sauer kraut with every meal.
A couple of days later, I cancelled my surgery appointment, and worked out a deal with my family practitioner who allowed me to get blood tests on demand. A couple days later I received a frightening letter from the blood specialist that basically said if I don’t get my spleen taken I will probably die, signed “Regretfully”, and the doctors name.
I stayed strong, and followed Craig’s recommendations. Kelly helped with the food preparations- meals that heal. I radically changed my diet. I took rounds of Standard Process supplements, had fermented foods with each meal and I drank beet kvass throughout the day. The next week, my blood platelet count shot up to normal and my ITP was cured. The pain in my hips decreased steadily as my body began to repair itself as a result of my new cleansing, and nutrient-rich diet plan. I am now healthy and enjoy a wonderful life, free from pins, scars, drugs, and outstanding hospital bills. It’s hard to believe that it only took two visits to Craig’s office, to turn the gloom and depression into personal healing and empowerment. I can work pain-free, hike, mountain bike, and play with my child. I hope that my story inspires others to break free of “regretful” practices and to choose the path of healing and vitality.