It all started in 1979, when I decided to join a gym to lose weight and get fit. One day I arrived at the gym with a burger in one hand and a can of soft drink in the other. George, (the gym owner) pulled me aside and said, “Frank, it’s really great that you’re training here, but if you don’t change your diet you won’t live a long and healthy life....What you eat today, is what you are tomorrow!” I asked George; “So in your opinion, what is a good diet?” George turned around and picked up a book from behind the counter, handed it to me and said, “Frank, do yourself a favour, buy this book and read it, I promise you it will change your life.” I thought to myself, “Do I really need to read a book to know what to eat?” George was very persistent. Reluctantly, I purchased the book just to get him off my back. I really didn’t have any intention of reading it. After a couple of days I thought I should read a few pages because George would surely ask me questions next time I popped into the gym. I eventually picked up the book and started reading the first chapter and I couldn’t put it down. I read the whole book in 3 days and just as George had promised, it changed my life forever. It was as though I had been struck by lightning. The book was called, The Miracle of Fasting, by Paul Bragg.
I was so motivated by Paul’s philosophies that I literally changed my lifestyle habits overnight. I cut out most processed foods, increased my intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, replaced white pasta with wholemeal pasta, white rice with brown rice and white bread with wholemeal bread. I substituted sweets with raw nuts and seeds, sugar with raw honey, stopped consuming dairy products and started drinking 2 litres of pure water daily. I also increased my exercise activity from 3 to 6 days a week. More than anything, the book inspired me to learn as much as possible about bowel management through internal cleansing and good nutrition.
As a result, I spent the next 5 years reading every book I could get my hands on about bowel health, internal cleansing, herbal medicine and vitamin therapy. The more I read, the more I wanted to know! All my time was totally consumed with learning more about this new health approach. It became crystal clear to me that good bowel management and good nutrition were the secret to regaining and maintaining vibrant health.