ENTHUSIASM FOR YOU PERSONALLY AND FOR THE NATURAL DIET
Dearest Valdo, words like distinguished, illustrious and eminent don’t suffice for you. So I have used ‘dearest’. Ever since I discovered you last summer, for me you have become precious. Your letters fill me with enthusiasm, they move me and enrich me. I’m singing your praises to all the good hearted people I know. Friends and acquaintances now tell me, “Yesterday I was reading your Valdo!”
WHAT A PITY I ONLY LEARNED ABOUT YOU LATELY
For more than 20 years I searched tirelessly for a coherent diet model, adapted to our human species. I was resigned to the fact that it just didn’t exist, and that we all simply risk becoming ortorexic. However finally I found it, and it was you! A model that I’m slowly making my own in mind and body. Me, so unfortunate and ignorant. Only now was I able to learn.
COMPLETE REMOVAL OF THE COLON AND THE RECTUM
The one who’s writing to you underwent the total removal of the colon and the rectum 20 years ago, because of a lightning ulcerous rectocolonitis, caused by being absent from home, by living in a grey polluted city and by eating an almost lethal university canteen diet. Rectocolitis that wasn’t cured even after 3 months treatment in hospital, with horse-sized doses of cortisone and a complete fast for 20 days. And as if this were not enough, all the blood transfusions brought about very high levels of transaminase and the inevitable hepatitis C.
THE WILL TO LIVE AND THE SYSTEMATIC DISOBEDIENCE TOWARDS MEDICAL CARNIVORISM
Cycles upon cycles of interferon, unimaginable suffering without obtaining any results, but a force and a will to live which was never crushed, never appeased. Despite the indications of the doctors who ordered a low residue diet based on refined cereals, meat, fish and eggs, I never stopped eating fresh fruit as they wanted, nor did I remove smoothies (blended fruit) and fresh juice. I always loved fresh fruit, especially when just picked from the tree.
I SPENT WHOLE DAYS AT THE SUN
Despite the fact that the doctors recommended “very little sun”, I spent whole days on the beach, alternating swimming in the water with sun bathing. And in summer when my diet was enriched with vegetables and fresh greens from my father’s garden, and delicious seasonal fruit, my situation would improve. This was the proof that they were wrong.
IF YOU TREAT YOURSELF PROPERLY, AND SEND THE DOCTORS TO HELL, THE BODY WILL REWARD YOU
After the disease I never again drank alcohol. No coffe or cigarettes either. No medical drugs except the interferone to eliminate the virus (as I then believed). I never allowed myself to compromise on sleeping, smiling, being curious, and wanting to know more about the world, even if I had only a few years or months left to live. Then I decided to send doctors to hell, and try to cure myself by myself.
I NOW HAVE A BEAUTIFUL CHILD WHO DRINKS ORANGE JUICE, NOT COW’S MILK
Since then 23 years have passed, and with good reason I consider myself to be a survivor. Almost a zombie. But not only! Four years ago I got married and at the first attempt, we had a baby in a very natural way. My wife is well, the little one is 3 years old, and everything is beautiful. This morning’s breakfast was orange juice. He definitely doesn’t drink cow’s milk. At first I encouraged my wife, who remained rather reluctant, to breastfeed him for longer. In the end she amused herself doing it, and continued till the child was 2, stopping only when the night feed became stressful.
SPLEEN AND LIVER ARE NO LONGER INFLAMED BUT IN PERFECT CONDITION
Thanks to your advice, in a few months I managed to reduce the volume of the spleen and the liver, which have become normal. Even my weight has stabilized around optimum levels. I eat as much as I want of what I like, especially vegetables and freshly pressed juice. From them I obtain lots of energy and so much joy of living.
HEALTH CONCEPTS AND THE JOY OF LIVING IN PEACE AND HARMONY WITH THE CREATION
With your diet scheme everything that I learnt before in a fragmentary way, now harmonizes coherently: food compatibility, the insulin peak, acidification and alkalinization, antioxidants, the paleo-diet, enzymes, omega 3, the quality of the fats, fibre. Everything comes together perfectly with the joy of being in the world, not harming any creature, and the desire to live a life of relaxation and to heal oneself oneself of even the smallest physical disturbance.
YOU HAVE ENTERD INTO OUR EVERYDAY LIFE
To conclude, you have entered into our everyday life. If it’s hard for me to change myself, one can only imagine what an enormous effort is needed to change those around us. I hope to attend one of your conferences, or to meet you personally. Excuse me for having written so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
A UNIVERSITY LECTURE ON HOW TO RECUPERATE YOUR HEALTH AFTER AN HORRENDOUS OPERATION
Hi P. R., to define your experience as exceptional, is to say too little. If schools and universities functioned as they ought to, if faculties of medicine were places where one learns how to make people live well, instead of how to do business with human suffering, within hours of the publication of what you wrote, dozens of requests for more details would arrive from professors, graduates, and the ministry of health. And your testimony, without altering a word or a comma, would acquire the deserved status of a superlative university lesson, to be discussed in classrooms, and inserted into text books and put up on notice boards. And you would be surrounded by journalists, photo-reporters and video-cameras with close ups of you and your family.
THE ERROR OF BEING UNPALATABLE
Though without even being pessimistic, I’m afraid this won’t happen. Why ever not? Because your experience, even though it is most interesting, has a grave defect, that of being uncomfortable and unpalatable to the entire medical establishment. Recuperating digestive-assimilative capacity after the removal of the colon and the rectum, defeating hepatitis, recreating the efficiency of the spleen and the liver, and crowning all this with the happiness of being a father, is material that should go into the annals of medical science. The problem is that you did all this rebelling and going against the doctors, and what is more, you committed the gravest mistake that anyone can make – that of not having used a single pharmaceutical.
DIDN’T YOU HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO?
No television and no interviews. Just staying quitely at home and not getting up to too much mischief. Your individual case is a pearl, as equally the experiment in Cambridge in 2000 was a pearl. But pearls cause too much pain and hardship for doctors, so they are systematically buried in the sand. How dare one sing the praises of fruit and oranges? How dare one live well and have children, eating radicchio and carrots and potatoes, instead of the precious cadaverine? This is a bravado stunt! This is anti-medical bullying! This is a banana peel for the Order, for Big Pharma, and the famous Mediteranean meat and cheese diet. Quick, spread a veil over the whole question, and never talk about it again!
Valdo Vaccaro – Technical Director: AVA-Rome and ABIN-Bergamo
English translation by Nandini