In February 2003 my friend Dave a nurse anesthetist gave me a supplement that looked like swamp water and told me it would give me more energy. In three days, I was staring at this green liquid which was essentially dehydrated grasses and pH drops wondering where my allergies had gone. I was allergic to cats, dogs, grass, dust, pollen…. my doctor gave me a prescription, but I felt drugged when I took it, so I lived life with a stuffy nose. When my sample ran out my allergies returned, I ordered some more to see if it was really the swamp water. When I started drinking them again my allergies were gone in two days. Now before you get too excited in that last seventeen years, I have only ever seen one person have the same results in such a short time. However, I have seen hundreds have a similar result in 90 days. After two months of drinking swamp water my asthma disappeared, and I had dropped 40 pounds. May 3rd, 2003, the day the Old Man of the Mountain fell off. I remember this day because I had stood on his head many times after climbing the cliff below with Dave who introduced me to this. I went to a presentation behind the science of what I was drinking with Dave that very day. The presentation was all about alkalizing. If the pH of a swimming pool was too low, you could add all the chlorine you wanted, and it would still be cloudy or green until you raised the ph. Growing up with a swimming pool it made common sense to me. When they started with the testimonials there were many people who were off their blood pressure medication, diabetic medication, cholesterol medication, and many other medications as well. The common factor was they had all lost weight. I looked at it as of course if you lose weight these things can happen. I always thought anything holistic was a bunch of garbage and that doctors knew best. Growing up I worked for an alarm company. We had alarm systems in all the local clinics and pharmacies. They monitored their own alarms so when I worked on their alarms, I would call them to tell them I was working on them. The receptionists who monitored the alarms were also the same ones you called to make appointments. I spent so much time there when I called and said I need to make an appointment because I am sick, they would say is this Sean? (This was long before the days of caller ID) “Can you be here in 15 minutes?” I would walk in and typically they would bring me right into a room. Only once did I sit down, and it was only a bounce because they immediately called my name. I never saw a nurse practitioner. I always saw a doctor sometimes two who all knew me because chances are I had been to their home installing an alarm. I had been sick for 5 years. I would get a cold and it would drop into my lungs and fill them with fluid. Typical antibiotics did not do the trick and I often ended up on Cipro. This was an almost monthly occurrence. It wasn’t until I got married and changed insurance carriers that I realized how bad health care was. I had to wait 45 minutes in the waiting room. I rarely if ever saw a doctor and the person I saw didn’t even listen and was gone in 5 minutes. Sound familiar? It was only then that I realized I had been getting preferential treatment all those years. At the presentation I went right back into my box and thought of course if you lose weight, you can reverse these challenges. Then one woman named Dorothy stood up and said I have breast cancer. “My doctors want to do a double mastectomy and chemotherapy immediately, she added both my sisters died after going that route, I am going to this and be completely fine.” I looked at my friend Dave and said, “She is going to be completely dead; there is no way any of this can do anything for cancer.” At the time I worked as a Thin Film Engineer for a small company that made parts for the military and aerospace industry. At work several people inquired as to the changes in me. So, I shared some swamp water with them. Over the course of the next year, I saw many people improve their health and have what they call pH Miracles. One of the secretaries was off her diabetic medication in a week. Another secretary had severe fibromyalgia and after 30 days of drinking swamp water consistently her symptoms vanished. I simply looked at it as they were nutrient deficient and now that they were feeding their body their health returned. A year later I ran into Dorothy, and she was completely fine. It was what I call my light bulb moment. I spent the next year looking at all the different approaches to holistic health from the engineering perspective. I.E., prove it to me, show me the research and proof. What I found is that there were lots of different ways to restore health. Some approaches worked for some people but not all who tried them. There were good products, bad products, companies that created their own Universities or Institutes to do research on their made-up science to sell their products... But I was still a skeptic. So much to the dismay of my now ex-wife I spent $20,000 and went out to California to take a microscopy course to satisfy my curiosity. I looked at it this way; I had spent a good chunk of my professional career looking through a microscope doing process development. After taking the course I figured I would be able to determine if what I was doing was helping me or hurting me. Understand when I went out to take the course, I was not looking for a carrier change. I had written my own ticket at my job and was working four nine-hour days a week, 39 weeks a year making what I wanted to make. After the microscopy course I felt compelled to share what I had learned. I quit my engineering job and moved into a holistic center only to find 80% of the people I sat with would not change their diet, drink more water. “I will have to pee” was one of the excuses I heard. Drinking swamp water for most was out of the question. I contacted many Microscopists who had been doing this for years and asked what do you do with the people who won’t do anything with the information you offer. The replies varied from, nothing, I only work with serious people, to; if they are eating meat then they deserve to die. For me none of the answers I received were acceptable. I knew I had good information and that if I could just get people to take baby steps to improve their health, I could help many more people. If I could get them results, I believed they would continue that path and in turn become healthier and healthier. This proved true in many times. I also found that in my journey is that some people just do not want to be healthy or believe they can’t be healthy. I have seen people stop taking care of themselves after curing life threatening illnesses only the see it return and take their life. I have seen people on disability insurance stop after they realized they were getting better and soon would not be disabled which meant they would have to get a job. I have seen someone choose amputation without even trying something that may have prevented the need for to the surgery. Most people have the same view I had before I started this journey, believing anything holistic is snake oil. In all honesty if Dave had told me that the swamp water would eliminate my allergies then I might not have even tried it. We are so brain washed that we cannot even conceive there may be a better way. Herbs have been used for thousands of years to treat, cure, and mitigate diseases. Do you think they would still be used today if they did not work or at least offer some relief? I needed a way to baby step people. I looked at this way there are thousands of supplements on the market today. There must be products on the market that are safe, effective, that improve the quality of the blood. I could not say to someone try this you will sleep better, your aches and pains will go away, you will have more energy only to look at their blood and find it is not improving or getting worse. I went out and spent thousands of dollars looking for easy use products that improved blood quality to jumpstart my clients only to be disgusted by the results I found. There are all kinds of Miracles out there, people who took product X who is now healed. The bottom line is most people are so nutrient deficient that when you give them something that has nutrients in an absorbable form, they get results. A perfect example is a gentleman who came to see me. He said he had Stage 2 lung cancer. He said he cured himself by taking two Centrum Multivitamins crushing them into a powder and blending them in the blender with a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice. He said he did this every hour he was awake. He believed Vitamin C and minerals were the cure. I could not argue with him he had before and after X-Rays and test results. Would I recommend this absolutely not! Ethically I could not say try this it may make you feel better knowing when they come back that their blood would not have improved. Over the years I have continued my quest for knowledge providing me with a solid base of how the different holistic approaches, supplements and the foods we eat affect the blood.