As many of you know, we had another broadcast of The Kovacs Perspective last night, with +Steve Kovacs as the host. This time is was all about Miraculous Survivors. The first guest was Jessie Snyder, who has been surviving and doing well with HIV/AIDS for the last 25 years. Our second guest was Carl Helvie, who has been surviving and doing extremely well more than 38 years after his diagnosis of lung cancer.
Aside from some interference on the technical end of things, the show about miraculous survivors was great. Lots of inspiration and lots of advice and information. It has become very clear over time that attitude is everything when it comes to survival rates, and both of our guests had great attitudes. They didn't give up. They didn't let anyone push them around, or tell them what to do, and they didn't lie down and die just because someone said they were going to. Lessons to be learned.
One of the most important things I picked up had to do with nutrition and its impact on supposedly-terminal illnesses. We have an immune system. If we give it the best possible back-up in the form of maintaining our health through diet and other measures, our immune system WILL help us fight these deadly diseases. When we impair our immune systems through poor diet, little or no exercise, smoking, or other unhealthy practices, we disrupt its ability to fight. It's something to consider when making a decision about chemotherapy, too. Chemotherapy can be devastating to the body. You have to allow the chemotherapy to do all the fighting for you, basically, because your immune system becomes nearly useless.
If you're looking to find information about ways to fight back against diseases that may be ravaging your body, this show would be a hard one to beat. In a couple of days the vodcast will be available for viewing directly on the site here, so if you missed the live show don't hesitate to watch the recorded version. Scroll down to the second viewing window to get to the recorded show. The top one is for live viewing only. It should be available some time Friday or Saturday (March 1st or 2nd). Bear with us on the interference, because the show itself is worth it. It just might be worth your life!