BERGAMO, A BEAUTIFUL AND INDUSTRIOUS TOWN IN LOMBARDY
That Bergamo is one of the most beautiful and industrious towns in Italy, is well known at least amongst those who often go there, and who, with due respect to the most famous Italian cities of Art, don’t let themselves become too fascinated by the magnificence of the Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs, the Uffizi Gallery, Giotto’s Bell Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is not just a question of the magnificent antique upper town, or of the specially well-known soccer school, not by chance called Atalanta, after an athletic, turbaned Greek nymph who challenged her many male suitors to a race, beat them all, and then had them all put to death for inefficiency and sportive unworthiness.
YET DESPITE WISDOM, OPEROSITY, CULTURE AND PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY, THERE IS STILL SOMETHING MISSING
Above all it’s a question of people. Without wanting to be a nasty racist, Bergamo, much more than Milan, is the true homeland of industry and engineering in Lombardy as well as of down to earth wisdom and a deep behavioural religiousness. But even here, like everywhere, this still doesn’t suffice. Many overwork in companies and businesses, many spend all their time pouring over books, others nearly pant to death in gyms and on playing fields, but none dedicate time to the one single matter that is more important than all the others. Nobody has time for their health, probably because doctors, scalpels, first aid, medicines and vaccines have always been around.
MIRACLES HAPPEN IN BERGAMO EVEN WITHOUT SAINTS
In Bergamo there are no Saint Gennaros to venerate, or even little Madonnas who shed tears of blood, nor are there popes hurling blessings urbi et orbi (at the city and the world)! Yet someone has been doing miracles around here for some time and continues to do them. Even though he is Lombard in spirit, he is Sicilian by birth, doesn’t have a halo, and instead of a Lamborghini or a Maserati, drives a rather modest, problematic common car; even though he doesn’t tell lies or boast despite the fact that his school of Natural Hygiene ABIN, (more tolerated than supported by the authorities, a pure curiosity and something totally strange compared to normal therapeutic arrogance, and he himself more an artisan and a humble voluntary worker than an acclaimed and brilliant doctor) has continued to function transmitting and generating health for decades.
WHATSOEVER LITTLE IS DONE, MUST BE AN ART-WORK, OR THE PRINCIPAL GETS UPSET
His favourite motto is very simple: “One should do little or almost nothing, but that little should be a work of art, otherwise the principal really gets upset”.
His infinite strength comes from far away, from the typical severity of a military life, but also from hard tests imposed by destiny. Carmelo, before becoming a therapist saw death face to face repeatedly and, and he even invoked it, crying and with hands joined in prayer, tormented as he was by total paralysis and unspeakable suffering. He partakes of that category of hygienists who appear from nowhere and risk everything in their attempts to resuscitate others.
MANUEL LEZAETA, FATHER TADDEO AND THE IDIOCY OF SYPHILITIC CONTAGION
Manuel Lezaeta had been ill with syphilis for years, and was given up as a lost case by doctors. When Father Taddeo (who even then laughed at the medical idiocy regarding contagion, viruses and bacteria) prescribed that he undertakes a fast accompanied by a supply of purifying herbs, Manuel obeyed like a schoolboy. However 3 days later when his face became purple and full of red blotches, he went to the monk frightened by his own unsightly appearance and thinking that he had truly reached the end of his days. Father Taddeo only smiled and cheered him up.
DO NOT CONFUSE EVIL WITH THE PURIFICATION PROCESS OF THE EVIL
You did me a wonderful favor by coming to me when I was in that condition, he told him.
I declare that you are cured, dear Manuel.
All your evil, and all the bad stuff that you had in your blood, has come out on the skin. You must not mistake the eruptions for the disease, the evil, with the purification of the evil. Within the space of a few days, Manuel Lezaeta felt strong and regenerated, and his skin was completely normal again. Thus began the story of the great Chilean hygienist that we all know today.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NATURE HAS NO PLACE FOR CHARLATANS AND REGIMENTAL WIZARD
The histories of other therapists like Arnold Ehret, Max Bircher-Benner, Luigi Costacurta, Michele Manca, and even Herbert Shelton, are all characterized by the constant and inevitable theme of their own great physical suffering. People forged by evil to the point of knowing every aspect of it, having disemboweled and ransacked it. There is no academy in the world capable of forming the masters of hygiene and certain health professionals, comparable to the Unique Real University, which is the University of Divine Nature. At that University they don’t accept scams, swindles and sophistications, the betrayal of Hippocrates, Pythagoras and Leonardo da Vinci, and there is no place for pharmaceuticals and vaccines, supplements and vitamins, contagion and pestilence, imposters and charlatans, corpse collectors and regimental sorcerers.
THE HYGIENIST, UNLIKE THE MEDICAL DOCTOR, BELIEVES IN THE PERFECTION OF CREATION AND IN THE IMMUNE SUSTEM
The true hygienist believes first of all in the equilibrium and in the perfection of the divine creation. He firmly believes in the internal doctor that everyone possesses, and whose concrete manifestation is the immune system. He believes in respecting and not interfering with the complex phenomena that start with the intelligence and motivation within our organism. He believes in the force and in the simplicity of nature, in fasting, in semi-fasting and in a fructarian and raw food diet.
ALEC BURTON, A WORLD AUTHORITY ON HYGIENE, CALLS IT THE CURE OF THE NON-CURE
The medical hygienist Alec Burton, a world authority in the field of natural hygiene, travels the world in first class, has a big clinic in Australia, writes for newspapers and journals and deservedly is contested on American television. He says the same things as Scaffidi, even though he calls them the Cure of the Non-Cure. If the ABIN school, instead of being in the super-medicalized Italic Lombardy, was in California or in Florida, at Via Valle there would be a queue of local patients awaiting their turn, with amongst them many doctors in precarious and disastrous conditions, people ready to do anything just to be seen by a super-therapist, unique for his kindness, humility, transparency, honesty and illumination.
IN 20 YEARS, SEVENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE CURED IN THE PRITIKIN HEALTH CENTERS
In short, here we’d see what is happening on a daily basis in the two Pritikin clinics (in Santa Monica and Miami) where actors, singers, businessmen and normal people all arrive in a precarious condition, if not in wheelchairs, and after 3 weeks they return home cured completely, without pharmaceuticals, running in their own little sports shoes.
Seventy thousand people put right in 20 years, is not something to be sneezed at.
THE SAME THING HAPPENS AT THE CINQUE & SABATINO REGENCY HOUSE
The same thing or even better, happens at the Health Retreat in Yorktown in Texas, where important people arrive from all over the world, to put themselves into the capable hands and through the impeccable therapy of Dr. Ralph Cinque, one of the principle students direct from stratospheric Herbert Shelton.
The same happens at Hallandale in Florida, and at Frank Sabatino’s Regency House Natural Health Spa; he too, like Cinque, of Italian origin, and both pillars of natural health in America and throughout the world.
THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO CARE ABOUT THEIR HEALTH
Clearly there are still people who don’t intend throwing themselves away for banal reasons. There are still people who don’t allow themselves to be charmed or easily duped by therapeutic junk and medical charlatans. There are people who will no longer swallow roughish, terrorist medical vaccination campaigns hatched against children and the weak and the sick, and even less the breast scan and pap smear campaigns cynically ordered by the medical establishment against the women of the world. There are still people who put up an insurmountable barrier, or erect a draw bridge, to protect their own health. People who even while submitting to every kind of abuse and tyranny in other fields, no longer accept intrusions and pharmacological roguery of any kind within their own organism.
THE FACT THAT STOCKS OF AMUCHINA-GEL RAN AUT IN ITALIAN PHARMACIES, SHOWS HOW HUMAN FREY MATTER HAS GONE ON HOLIDAY
There are still people who are not prey to the insane collective psychosis that brought about the complete exhaustion of stocks of Amuchina-gel in Italian chemists, throwing even Angelini who produces it, into crisis as they were wrong-footed by the colossal anxiety to kill every microbe and bacteria on sight, forgetting that cleaning the hands with simple tap water, is the only useful thing for our health. But who will ever be able to wash away the embarrassing pollution of Amuchina, and the poisonous smoke of denatured ethyl alcohol in gargles and antiviral-bacterial creams? Frightened people are equal to under-developed people, ideal for the large foxes of Big Pharma. When will wits and reason return to this wild-eyed psychopathic population who are assaulting the pharmacies in Italy, asking when flu vaccines (already available) and the anti-swine flu vaccine Tamiflu (which will dodge the pharmaceutical fusillade to pass directly through the executive platoons of the public health) will arrive? When will certain people grow up? When will they wake up from this fear and from this total imbecility?
DANTE WAS SURROUNDED BY THE SAME TODAY ’S PROBLEMS OF IGNORANCE AND SUPERSTITION
“Ahi Serva Italia di dolore ostello, nave senza nocchiere in gran tempesta” (Ouch Slave Italy, abode of pain, pilotless ship in a great storm), wrote Dante Alighieri. It was only around the year 1300, there were no highways, televisions, telephones or aeroplanes. Leonardo da Vinci was still 2 centuries away. And yet the problems were the same. Such stupidity and superstition means
contempt for the Divine, for virtue and for knowledge and that’s it.
FALSE STORMS UNLEASHED BY ENRICHED LICE FROM BEYOND THE ATLANTIC, AND THEIR SERVANTS
If today Dante were resuscitated from his almost millennial sleep, he’d probably write the same things. Ouch Servant Italy, a ship at the mercy of a false medical-viral storm unleashed by enriched and illiterate lice from beyond the Atlantic, by the repeated tam-tam and collaboration of the lice’s servants undeservedly installed in governments and ministries, in the editorial positions of newspapers and televisions, and the directive centres of schools and hospitals. Servants of a world of infamy and cowardliness, stinginess and profiteering, a world of blood-suckers and corpse eaters. We can be patient with normal crooks, but those brazen-faced, courteous and well-mannered ones are hard to digest. As they say in a banana republic like the Philippines, full however with bright and sympathetic people, ”In the world everyone can expect everyone else to be a crook. What Philippinos cannot stand is a brazen crook”.
One that presents himself with a perfumed swagger, such an impeccable white coat, a flash of gold around the cuff and possibly an inscription plaque of the Rotary and the Ferrari clubs displayed on a shelf.
GETTING BACK TO THE CLEAN AIR OF UPPER BERGAMO
Getting rid of that bad smell and washing our hands, let’s get back to Upper Bergamo and the great Scaffidi. Many people just don’t like simplicity.
They believe in titles and twiddly bits, in gleaming and golden things, in true and false diplomas, and in both deserved as well as fake degrees. However the insults and curses that later descend on certain luminaries and doctors, and on certain medical barons, are not reportable. Rather I’d like to transcribe a couple of the many testimonial letters that arrive at the ABIN centre.
THE FIRST LETTER IS DATED 10 AUGUST 2009, AND COMES FROM MILAN
My name is Calcedonio, and I’m a member of ABIN. I met Carmelo Scaffidi between 2006-7, thanks to a book called Magnesium, by Dr. Lorenz Acerra, in which Scaffidi’s name was mentioned in connection with a cure that drew my attention.
My life till then was characterized by a long course of diseases, with doctors and medicines which were destroying me in body, in mind and in spirit.
CARDIOLOGIC BYPASS, CAROTID, GALL BLADDER AND PULMONARY ANEURISM
In 1990 at 39 years of age, I underwent a heart operation with the insertion of a triple bypass. Afterwards I was operated on the left and right carotid arteries, as well as for gall bladder and a pulmonary aneurism below the kidney. Every day I took many medicines in the form of life-saving pills, or at least that’s what the doctors called them. On daily basis, I consumed pharmaceuticals which were anti-coagulants, anti-hypertension, anti-cholesterol, anti-triglycerides, and many others that I don’t even remember. I was very attached to the doctors and to the medicines themselves, as then I believed they were my only source of survival. Things continued like this until I was 55, that is till 2007.
IN SIX MONTHS I BECAME A VEGAN AND A RAW FOOD EATER
For me Carmelo was Providence sent from heaven, because I always prayed to God in order to obtain, I won’t say a complete cure, but at least someone who would show me the way to heal my problems. Carmelo made me understand that what was continuously ruining me was the wrong choice of foods, as well as the wrong combination of the same. From him I learnt that being a hygienist meant loving our bodies and treating them with great respect 24 hours a day. So I eliminated all the poisons, preservatives and colouring agents, meat and fish, milk and cheese, all chemically treated foods, and within the space of 6 months I was eating 80% raw food. It was a 360° transformation. Now I eat lots of fruit and vegetables, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, and soya as well as other beans. Sometimes I accept seitan and tofu, foods derived from the gluten of wheat and soya. All my food is organic. Sometimes I fast for 2-3 days, or I resort to semi-fasting with meals containing only fruit, in order to detoxify my body. I eat very little cooked food as I know that cooking eliminates almost all the vitamins and enzymes, and transforms organic mineral salts into inorganic ones which can no longer be assimilated, making our food dead and indigestible.
ALL MEDICINES WERE ELIMINATED AND ALL VITAL PARAMETERS RE-EQUILIBRATED THEMSELVES, TO THE GREAT AMAZEMENT OF DOCTORS
Thanks to Carmelo’s advice, and he was always available and kind on the telephone, I managed to eliminate every medicine and every pill, moving in the right direction. During successive routine checks my doctors couldn’t believe it and were astounded to find my cholesterol level was normal, my blood pressure was back to normal, and all the other functions of my organism were correct. I even took up some sport. I run 2-3 times a week, go swimming, do some light weight lifting, and finally I can say that I feel well.
I thank the Lord God who heard me and sent me a messenger as great as of Carmelo Scaffidi. And obviously thanks also to you, Carmelo. I hold in the highest esteem, and may the Lord preserve you from every evil and give you a long life to continue with your mission of doing good to many other people who really need you.
THE SECOND LETTER IS DATED 1ST OF SEPTEMBER 2009 AND COMES FROM BERGAMO
This message is for Master Carmelo Scaffidi to whom I owe 30 years of thanks for having taught me to radically improve my existence. I remember that after I stopped working for health reasons, I went to iridologist Luciano Gavina, in an attempt to resolve the various pathologies I had accumulated. Gavina gave me advice, teachings and recipes, and lent me a text called Natural Medicine (which anyone can read) by Manuel Lezaeta, translated by Luigi Costacurta, in which I also found Scaffidi’s address. Scaffidi made me completely change course, and removed all my doubts one by one. The book was not enough. I had difficulty putting into practice what I read. I wasn’t even able to follow what Gavina prescribed as it implied a dramatic change in my way of thinking, still overly attached to the concepts and methods of traditional medicine. So with all my hesitations and difficulties, I decided to turn to Carmelo Scaffidi. He knew how to make me change course completely. He managed to remove all my doubts one by one. He induced me search for certainties within myself, rather than all over the place. I made me go to the meetings, conferences and lectures of expert hygienists and naturopaths. For me the ABIN turned out to be exactly a School of Health, in the sense that it gave me the cognitive instruments to resolve my physical and psychological problems in the best possible way.
ALL PATHOLOGIES ARE SOLVED STARTING FROM THE MIND
I started to feel the need to improve both my physical body, as well as my spirit. I learnt that physical pathologies are only resolved by starting with the mind, which gives one the confidence and the strength needed to follow the teachings. So I started to attend Yoga courses with General Pippo Cicirata, courses of responsible medicine with dr Sebastiano Magnano, and courses on Hygienism with Michele Manca, prof Luigi Costacurta and with Scaffidi himself, till I finally participated in the interesting conferences by dr Paolo Vanoli on the damages caused by vaccines, from which my whole family and especially my grandchildren benefitted.
NO VACCINATION AND NO APPENDICITIS
I needed instructions and encouragement. It was not only a question of simply avoiding the useless, absurd the risks and damages of vaccines, but also of convincing my daughter not to let herself be intimidated by the enormous pressure, by the threatening letters and the continuous hammering intimidation of the health authorities. Following Scaffidi’s advice, a few days of semi-fasting and some applications of mud-therapy, my daughter completely avoided the appendix operation that she had been prescribed with utmost urgency by the doctors. In a few days the appendix returned to normal in a natural way and without any complications.
RAW FOOD AND LOVE TOWARDS YOUR NEIGHBOURS, INCLUDING ANIMALS
The password was adopting the motto “Raw food and altruism as much as I possibly can”. And for all this work, always enthusiastically prepared and organized by Maestro Scaffidi, I can only convey to him my written thanks, and formulate my very best wishes that he may continue to be so peaceful and so available for many years to come.
With a hug to all the families who read my testimony.
Anna Luisa Damiani, Bergamo.
SO WE HAVE A PILOT, LET’S LOOK AFTER HIM WELL
To conclude, Dante was right when he said, “Ah, slave Italy”. But in the tempestuous sea we do have some good, reliable and well orientated pilots. One of them is Scaffidi.
Let’s look after him well because he is a rare commodity.
THE PRECISE DIRECTIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH MOVEMENT, THAT IS THE HEALTHY PART OF AMERICA
From the American Hygiene Clinics of Cinque, Sabatino, Criedland, Goldhamer and Fuhrman, the message for everyone is clear:
1) We live in a world designed and programmed to make us sick, so it is necessary to think freely and independently, avoiding letting ourselves be dragged by the flood going in the other direction.
2) The human body never goes against itself, rather it regulates itself and heals itself as long as we allow it to do so, by avoiding medical interference, by sleeping well, exercising, being in the sun, loving ourselves and all the creatures of the world, laughing and joking, and nurturing us as best as we can.
3) Nurturing us as best we can, means a drastic increase in fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes, all of which reduce deadly free radicals. All this only after having entirely eliminated meat, dairy products, animal protein, smoking, stimulating (such as tea, coffee, chocolate, Herbal Mate, colas and energy drinks, alcoholic, fizzy and sweetened beverages, pharmaceuticals, supplements and vaccines, sugar and saccharine, all kinds of sweets, biscuits and cakes, and also having reduced all cooked food to a minimum.
DISEASE IS NOT A DRAMA. DISEASE IS A FRIEND AND NEVER AN ENEMY.
Disease is not a drama. Quite the opposite, becoming ill is an indispensable procedure the body uses to regain equilibrium that has been lost. Therefore disease is a friend and never an enemy. If on the other hand there is something that ought to worry us, it is our life style and our aberrant food choices, the junk that we constantly keep in our hearts and minds. Whoever inserts bacteria and viruses into any disease, does so only to make money from weak and suffering humanity.
These things are well known in the field of hygiene. Carmelo Scaffidi articulates every single word with emphasis. His Principal, the one who saved him from the abyss, pretends that.
Valdo Vaccaro – Tech Director AVA-Rome and ABIN-Bergamo. English translation by Nandini.