Sunday, December 21, 2008

VIDEO # 3 - Why I Fired My Doctors

The interviewer asks, "Why did you decide to fire your doctors?"

VIDEO # 2 - Doctors and Drug Pushers

Interviewer: "You did lots of research into the effectiveness and safety of drugs while documenting the ethical short comings of how drugs are marketed to doctors and the public. Would you give us a brief summary of your research?"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

VIDEO # 1: I Fired My Doctors and Saved My life

From needing a heart transplant to full health without drugs or surgery!

Interviewer: "If you only had one chance to tell us what this book is about how would you make a quick summary. Make sure to include how to buy the book."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Professional Review by Edmund Humm

by Edmond Humm
“Mr. Sewell, you have had a heart attack within the last 72 hours.”

Sam and Bunny Sewell are directors of Best Self USA, counseling and life skills training clinic in Naples, Florida. Their book, I Fired My Doctors and Saved My Life, is an amazing story of one man’s desire to live and not accept the doctor’s dictates as gospel. Live or die, he would not blindly follow instructions that were making him weaker each day. Armed with supportive friends and family, Sam set out to change the doctor’s prognosis, “Your heart is severely damaged. You probably won’t live until Thanksgiving if you don’t have surgery. Your heart is too far gone for us to do the surgery here, so I am going to arrange for a heart surgeon…”

Sam is a fighter. He still had much to do in his busy life as the director of a counseling and life skills training center. He was not going to let his dear wife, Bunny, drive home alone from the hospital after the surgeon’s attempt to give him a new heart.

Sam and Bunny’s book not only offers an interesting view into his own life and that of his family, it also provides a well referenced guide to better health without the dangerous side effects of prescription drugs. Sam does not offer advice to others. He wrote, “I only report what worked for me.” He does not suggest that the readers should fire their doctors.

Even though Sam did fire a few of his doctors, he praises the achievements modern medicine has made. However; the drug companies will take offense to Sam’s well founded criticism, and doctors who have not considered the wealth of information concerning alternative solutions to patient care will be either enlightened or will ignore Sam and Bunny’s book, preferring the traditional, “Take a pill. Next patient.”

The road Sam took was not an easy one. Even though he has been the director of a counseling and life skills training center for nearly 40 years, Sam was severely depressed. The drug he was taking had strong side effects on his body and mind.

Sam does not blame others for his heart condition. He takes full responsibility for living like Superman, but his diet and lack of regular exercise was the Kryptonite that brought this big man down.

Bunny wrote in a letter, “Sam’s new mantra is ‘Are YOU going to wait until your first heart attack to change your lifestyle?’”

Sam’s Total Life Saving Regimen reversed his heart disease without the high risk of a heart transplant, or by-pass surgery.

The initial medical test showed Sam’s heart had about 20 % efficiency but after 23 days on his Total Life Saving Regimen, his heart rose to 60 % efficiency. Additionally, his heart’s inferior wall, which was reported dead, now showed 80% viability. There were other significant improvements in Sam’s heart. He attributes much of these miraculous changes to his Total Life Saving Regimen. He also recognizes the other factors that contributed to his recovery: Lifestyle change, prayers, family and friend’s encouragement and support.

I Fired My Doctors and Saved My Life is well written and a must read for those of us who ignore our bodies until they fail us. Five stars for I Fired My Doctors and Saved My Life.

Reviewed by Ed Humm, author of Golden Goose.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

To Interested Persons: Book Recommendation!

To Interested Persons:

I would like to recommend a very exciting and timely book written by Sam and Bunny Sewell called "I Fired My Doctors and Saved My Life." I am calling this book to your attention because it seems to naturally lend itself to cinema adaptation.

The theme is straight forward and simple, yet deeply profound. The main character, Sam is a compassionate, no-nonsense psychotherapist who shares a successful family practice with his wife, Bunny.

After a lifetime of engagement in a wide variety of pursuits, ranging from Naval Aviation, intelligence gathering to theological and scientific research, this middle-American farm boy from Iowa is diagnosed with a serious heart condition. Sam had enjoyed good health most of his life and had never spent a day in a hospital.

After not being able to sleep because of shortness of breath, he was referred to a cardiologist and was immediately hospitalized. He was told that his life could be saved by nothing short of a heart transplant. By-pass surgery was out of the question.

Shocked by the sudden realization of a life-threatening disease, Sam & Bunny proceeded to seek a second opinion and to arrange for extensive testing. All the tests and professional judgments pointed to a confirmation of the original diagnosis and the need for a heart transplant.

The search for a donor heart began, and Sam was put on a regimen of prescription drugs, most of which proved to be laden with side affects and seemed to be energy-draining.

Finally, frustrated by the endless testing and visits to out of town specialists who disagreed about the levels of medication and the proper surgical procedures, Sam and Bunny pooled their own resources of nutritional knowledge and, with the help of other health professionals, turned a tragic future into a modern miracle. They "Fired Their Doctors and Saved Sam's Life!"

Without drugs or surgery Sam’s heart disease was reversed, and diagnostic testing two years later verified that there wasn’t even a need for “stents.”

The diet, health and fitness element of the book is today, a subject of enormous popular concern. The plot contains a rich blend of drama, joy, crisis, and triumph over adversity. Each of the characters is well developed, realistic, yet vivid and enticing.

My own experience as a producer and director of many stage plays both in New York, and Naples, Florida over the past fifteen years, has convinced me that this would be a smash film production, well received by a large audience of family-oriented movie-goers, where the subject matter is wholesome and uplifting.

This enlightening book, "I Fired My Doctors and Saved My life" has a strong spiritual message which will have universal appeal.

It is a fascinating story with a happy ending, which should prove a strong alternative to the usual "sex and mayhem” theme of most Hollywood fare.


Selwyn J. Mills Ph.D.