Carol Alt

The Cause Of Illnesses

By Carol Alt / Post / November 7, 2016

“The time to learn about how you want to be treated for an illness is not when you get the diagnosis. You should have a plan in place. That way you’re not threatened or frightened into doing something you don’t want to do.”

—Carol Alt

My radiologist once told me – it’s not “if” someone will get sick, it’s “when.” Do you understand what that means? It means that everyone will face a battle sooner or later in their lifetime.

Health has been the focus of my passion and study for the last 20 years. More specifically, the focus of me not falling into a potentially fatal sickness again. Honestly, it’s hard work and it takes up a lot of my energy. However, it seems like very soon it will be one of everyone’s main focuses!

Since I got a 20 year head start, I’d like to share with you some of the things that I found that worked for me and my beliefs about health and the body. The reason I’m doing this is because I started to write it down for myself so that I could sort through the information that I found out. Because I’m a layman, and not a doctor, these are just my personal notes.

If you have any issues, please work with your doctor.

There will be lots of blogs because I have discovered many complimentary protocols that seem to correspond to different causes of illnesses and inflammatory diseases and they are all somewhat related. Remember, even if you’re working with an alternative doctor, you should ask him/her about doing some of these IN CONJUNCTION WITH his/her protocol. (Of course you need a doctor’s OK to make sure none of these cross whatever protocols you’re currently participating in.)

Not only will some of these protocols make some conservative treatments easier to tolerate, but doing them might help prevent disease altogether. This is definitely my opinion, but hey, I’ve been doing this for 20 years!

I’ve tried to narrow my notes down so that I could look back and reference what I’ve written and learned to make decisions on how to keep myself healthy.

I didn’t do this for anyone but for myself.

But then I thought, “Should I be presumptuous enough to think that maybe somebody else would want to read this?” I decided to share but not as a doctor who is trying to cure you. Specifically, just trying to help you make your own healthier choices – and what we can do to change to help prevent all kinds of illnesses!

I also believe that if we don’t know what causes illnesses or don’t have any ideas about it, we won’t know what choices to make to counteract the causes if we do get sick; and when dealing with disease it is imperative that you attack the cause of an illness, not the symptoms!

In other words, if you break your leg, putting a cast on it helps the pain and sets the bone, but fixing the stairs that you tripped on will get rid of the cause of the break so it doesn’t happen again!

I hope this makes sense to you- because it makes sense to me!

But because I have been dealing with my own health issues, I also know that these things I’m writing about have worked! I’ve done them myself.

But you need to decide and discuss with your doctor any of these ideas you wish.

Many times I have people say to me – “Well that’s YOU, I’m not like you. I don’t have that discipline. I don’t have a team of people working with me.”

Well neither do I! What you have that I don’t is the ability to make excuses not to make healthy changes, because I’m no different then you are!

I don’t have the team – I make my own food. I do my own work out. I do a lot of research, make my own decisions and I take responsibility for those decisions.

So, if I can do preventative measures, then I believe everyone can take some preventative measures.

I’m going to give you some ideas that may help to prevent some of these causes of disease. Things even YOU can do!

So here it goes!

I believe that several things cause illnesses.

1. Inflammation and lack of nutrition - Most diseases are a result of inflammation.

Through great nutrition, you can try to reverse inflammation and just about all diseases this causes!

2. Toxic system! – Get the sludge out!

3. A faulty immune system caused by all the above!

4. Viral/bacterial infection.

5. Hormones/stress related (depending on the type of disease)

6. Sugar

7. Overload of animal proteins

8. Metabolic-not genetic-issues

9. Lack of a good bacterial environment in the gut

The reason I believe that these things cause issues is because when I corrected my approach to my body, and the things that I believed had caused me to have had health issues in the past, I have gotten positive responses to the remedies that I have done to counteract them!!!!!


But being alternative in this conventional world is not without its drawbacks!

It has not been a straight road for me; It has sometimes been humiliating. I cannot tell you the amount of times I’ve been dismissed by a doctor when I asked about nutrition, or worse, been threatened by a doctor or scared into compliance by a doctor. I find these practices horrendous and manipulative.

Even though I’ve been through the ringer with my health and I find the healthcare system is flawed, I don’t blame ‘them” or God for my situation. I have free will and I made the choices that got me here. And so did you.

So, it’s up to us to get ourselves out of here. Take responsibility for your own health, healthcare and treatment.

So I hope you give me the privilege of enlightening you on some prevention and health “boosting” ideas!

For the last 20 years I have not just been battling my own health issues – some of which I’ve written about and you’ve read about – but the last 20 years have been a trial and error test with my own body as guinea pig and finding my own way to getting results.

Sometimes I’ve actually had a doctor who was as maverick, a thinking doctor; who jumped on board with me and took the roller coaster ride with me. Dr. Gonzalez was one such doctor, as was Dr. Sollazzo, Dr. Isaacs and Dr. Brantley.

I pay homage to their courage and I’m grateful for their knowledge and compassion.

And what I have seen lately is that regular medical doctors have come to an agreement with some of the things that, I as a layperson, have been saying for years and have heard from my above doctors!

Now, certainly I don’t attack these problems the same way as doctors attack it. I attack it in a much more simple way.

I dumb down everything it in a way that I can understand it and in a way where I can get results.

This wasn’t easy!

I’ve been threatened by a Park Avenue Doctor. I have been bullied by Renal specialist (at a fashion dinner, no less.) I have been laughed at by my own gynecologist when I was asking questions.

Phew! I have been through it all.

But no one can shake me from the lessons I have learned. And if God has taken me through this life in this way in order to shine a light on what’s out there to help make people more aware of what is healthier.

And if I’ve gone through all this to save one person from going through what I’ve been through – just to save one other person, just one day of the agony and the fear and the stress, then that’s why I’m writing these blogs.

Even healthy people are just one misstep away from ill health. So why chance it? Just choose some changes and start making them. I believe these blogs will help you to find some new ideas, make those decisions and then make those changes.

So, here in a nutshell is the basis of the next 10 blogs.

And remember, that every “body” is basically the same.

We have the same parasite and bacteria issues (candide, yeast, being ONLY 1 insidious parasite)

We have basically the same nutritional needs. We all need enzymes. We all need sleep. We need to regulate insulin and sugar intake, we live in toxic environments so we all should find the right detox as well.

You need to look for, not so much a “diet”- I mean who cares if you’re skinny if you’re dead?

You need to look at lifestyle – specifically positive changes in lifestyle.

It’s how we do the things we do that make all the difference in our health. No one, but no one can do this for us.

So grab that bull by the horns and tame it!

Your life depends on it.

By the way, just a little footnote – and hopefully you’re still reading this far into my blog – I know it’s a long one. (All these blogs are going to be long, so just get used to it – lots of amazing info to give you.)

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