During my twenty years as a globetrotting DJ, I played many gigs on the island of Ibiza, Spain. I also lived in Ibiza, when I first moved to Europe in 1991.
For those of you who don’t know, Ibiza is a famous place for nightclubs, DJs; the music and fashion scene in general.
There was one trip to Ibiza though, that I’d never forget: the year was 2005, and I was trying to quit smoking.
I remember comparing quitting smoking to having to deal with my father’s death, as it was one of the most difficult things I had gone through in my life.
I couldn’t bear the thought of being defeated by an addiction. I always thought I’d be stronger than that.
While waiting for my flight to Ibiza at Gatwick Airport in London, I was dying to smoke a cigarette.
Anxiety flooded me, so I ate some fast food just before boarding the flight, and remember thinking: I will stop smoking when I arrive to Ibiza.
On arriving to the island, I felt intense electricity that swept my whole body, and an urge to smoke that was killing me.
Of course, I ended up lighting up.
The lesson I learned on that trip was that eating the wrong food doesn’t help your body when trying to fight addictions. This lesson stayed with me thereafter.
I tried using various methods to quit smoking afterwards, which included nicotine replacement therapy such as patches and gums, but nothing worked.
I even did a treatment using the pill, Chantix, for a few months but that didn’t work either.
What did worked for me (in part), was reading Allen Carr’s books.
Allen Carr was a British author who published books about quitting smoking and other psychological dependencies. His approach had a huge impact on my understanding of addictions.
But I have to say that, even adopting Allan Carr’s philosophy to quit smoking wasn’t quite enough for me; I was still hooked on cigarettes.
I thought to myself in despair that this may be my destiny and I would die from a smoking related illness.
I didn’t care about dying, itself, because death is certain to us all. However, I didn’t want to die from a horrible disease, like smoking.
Luckily, help was at hand.
As soon as I discovered the science of Natural Hygiene, and started reading literature by Herbert M Shelton; things changed.
I learned how to incorporate raw food into my daily life in a way that made my body become my ally and my friend; this was a critical point.
By eating correctly, my own body started rejecting toxins, and I became stronger and only then did I find the inner power to quit smoking for good.
It makes sense, doesn’t it? If you live in harmony with nature, nature finds a way to help you.
And this is what my program, Health For Life, is all about; and why I wrote it.
It’s about how to incorporate raw food into your diet in a way that makes your body become your ally; you can overcome disease and get heathier in a variety of ways.
It’s also the same program that helped my mother defeat cancer.
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