Hi all, my father, who has been on raw for 11 months now has been getting better for few months initially (he has Alzheimer's and Dementia). Then about 3 months ago the progress stopped and he started getting worse. We did not know what was happening but still persisted with raw food. Then, he started soiling himself and telling us he's dying with cancer.
We were pretty sure that he did not have cancer as we did a whole series of tests couple of months back and he came back with much better than average health, but we took him to the doctor just in case.
There we discovered that he has a massive infections all over his buttocks and genital area which we did not know about since he took care of his own toileting and hygiene. About the same time he broke his tooth so we took him to the dentist and discovered that he's got 2 teeth abscesses. The dentist wants to take the teeth out, but one of them is the front tooth and we would prefer to avoid it.
We are at a loss because his diet is pretty much faultless 80 10 10. It should not be happening but it is.
Does anybody know what we should do about it? To alleviate his symptoms we are spreading the cream that doctor prescribed on his bottom, but it only takes care of symptoms, not the cause.
I think that the tooth infections have probably a lot to do with his Dementia, so we have to act quickly, otherwise they will have to remove his teeth.
What is the quickest way to get rid of infections from the body? Help please.
is there no hidden GMO in the fruits he is taking?
I would have him do a serious de-cludge in all his living space, he has to make it white glove, make sure the dead teeth are cleaned, give lots of local freshly picked ripe fruits, get him really active in something he is really interested in, that he find real useful to do for his children, groups and mankind, nature, the planet and spiritually. Something that is important for him, maybe human rights? Who knows. His spirit - if he wants the body to continue living, if he finds a good real purpose - will find the strength to go forward and solve the infections.
Heloise, Alzheimer's and Dementia are the cruelest diseases because nothing works well in the mind. He can hold only one thought in the brain at any time. He knows he would like a purpose, but the only jobs he can do is simple like peeling bananas and picking rocks out of the garden. He is incapable of anything more involved and even of having friendships. His mind gets in a loop and runs one thought over and over sometimes for weeks. So, I am afraid that your ideas are not for people with this disease. Perhaps as the body gets healthier it might improve, but at this stage it is not happening. He is just very healthy physically, so lets hope that the mind will follow.
My husband runs a fruit and veggie stall at the local markets, so his diet is mainly local fruit and vegetables.
The tooth abscess sounds like detox. Had a friend of my parents that had an abscess and healed it with oil pulling so he didn't get the root canal like the dentist wanted him to do. He is not on a vegan diet. The rash also could be detox or reaction to chemicals depending on the fruit he eats, like pineapple and strawberries or even oranges. One of my daughters gets rashes on the inside of her elbows and back of knees if she has these-goes away when she stops. Another thing...if he is not eating organic it can increase detox symptoms as these fruits/veggies contain pesticides and even unnecessary waxes that interfere with the body's natural processes.
One more thing, with his illness and being older, he is most likely not drinking enough water. One study showed that older people will drink less water even when thirsty. (Florey Institute) He won't be able to flush toxins out if this is not corrected and will continue with these responses from his body.
I hope you find some good things that will help you!