Knowledge is Power- Keeping an Open Mind to Alternative Medicine

Knowledge is Power- Keeping an Open Mind to Alternative Medicine


ZACHARY: Hello, hello, hello. It is me Zachary Fenell, the cerebral palsy
vigilante, author, entrepreneur. I usually put those in a different order but
that’s fine. Ah I’m just thrown off because I’m in a different setting today. MIKE: (laughs) ZACHARY: I’m on location! Ah and you know recently, in recent months
I’ve been coming to you with individuals from my family and friends and kind of talking
about different things, a lot mentioned in my memoir. Today is going to be a little bit different. We’re eventually, this is my cousin Mike. So, today Mike reached out to me after ah
watching my videos with my parents, in-particular especially those two with my mother and father
which in the end screen here I will ah link to those so you guys, just in case you missed
them and like well kind of get an idea of where that was coming from but it was really, you
know Mike saw a theme about ah God, first and foremost about God from those videos that
I know he wanted to touch upon along with the idea of cerebral palsy treatment or from
a different, you know what Mike want don’t we start by you giving a little bit, the whole
theme of this video is going to be pretty much keeping an open mind to alternative medicine
outside of just westernized medicine. So Mike why don’t you give us a little background
to how you’ve come into ah how you came into I guess the altern, alternative medicine scene? MIKE: Okay. Um first of all we’re both not doctors so
don’t take any of this for, for what it is. You should always do your own research and understand and try to get as much knowledge enough knowledge as you can and make the make best decisions
off of that situation. ZACHARY: Important disclaimer. MIKE: Yeah, very, very, very important but
ah I came across it when ah I was looking through cancer treatments for my parents and
um also different ah ran into different doctors and I also looked up vaccines for my kids
and just different stuff and I ran into different stuff and how stress can actually cause a
big role in your life and how you can do to manage that to make it an easier way to try to
help try heal yourself more. Um or to understand what you have and to ah implement that into your life on a daily basis. Um the whole God thing is there are a lot
of references from God um or from the bible I should say into the different kinds of medicines
there are out there today and um like one of the sayings is um “Many of my children
will be ah will die and be destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Um so knowledge is very powerful and you should
really do your research when it comes to anything healing yourself or putting anything in your
body. Um that’s pretty much you know the main thing. The main thing for stress is you want to um
your vitamin Bs are very good for you. Essential oils, um ZACHARY: Retrospect for a second there, you’re mentioning stress. So you’re going from the perspective of that the idea of having a label, a diagnosis, well albeit to, your main your mainly, your
main area of expertise is going to be coming from is dealing with your parents and their
cancers MIKE: Right, right. ZACHARY: And figuring out and but the whole
idea is that whether cerebral palsy, cancer, whatev, that there is it can trigger additional
stress MIKE: Right, right. ZACHARY: Instead of It basically MIKE: It can cause other things. ZACHARY: Yeah. You become your own worse enemy. MIKE: Exactly! Yes. exactly. It cause, it cause different other problems
in your body besides your cerebral palsy or whatever else you’re dealing with. Um, what else is there to, what were we talking about? Like God and um ZACHARY: I know I interrupted you around the vitamin B, you were going into some of those
MIKE: Yeah, I was just those were a couple of samples but there are other stuff. I’m sure like mediation and praying, getting
closer to God. Understanding (Dog shakes) your disease, how
the best way to cure it. I mean there is raw organic live foods that
actually help your brain. Ah I have a couple list of them here that are like
ah broccoli, turmeric, walnuts, blueberries, flax seed oil, tomato, green tea. Those are just some small examples, but you
want raw live organic foods because when you cook or steam anything that’s when you lose
your nutrition out of those live foods so you’ll see a lot of different people on Youtube
talking about how they reversed their disease or virus or whatever they have going on with
just changing their diet to live organic raw foods and essential oils and stuff like that. So it is always something to look at into. There is not a whole lot of side effects into
that stuff. So you know you always want to follow your
directions when you’re getting oils or whatever you are doing but um always follow directions
and take it easy and slow step into it and it’s always good to do before you go into
western medicine because that can actually help you out before you even go into that
kind of stuff. ZACHARY: A lot of different points I could
jump off with there. I’m trying to decide which one. I had a joke about
MIKE: (chuckles) ZACHARY: how parents should cue up their,
should cue up this video to whatever point and say “See this guy said you should eat
your broccoli. It’s not just me.” MIKE: (laughs)
ZACHARY: It won’t, it won’t work with your kids because they’ll go “Oh, that’s just Dad.” MIKE: We don’t listen to Dad. We listen to Mom. (laughs)
ZACHARY: (laughs) But then you so a lot of it is really self-care. You know I think You mentioned about curing and it really does
depend on what medical issue you are dealing with because you know cerebral palsy for instance
is just by fact is it’s not curable. There is no cure for That doesn’t mean you can’t do things to improve
it MIKE: Yes. ZACHARY: and just about treatment and we were
talking right before we hit record on this I was talking about how I’m 29 and in my adult
life I feel like I’m in the best shape. Well maybe technically not, my shoulder has
been bothering me a little bit this week and I don’t know if it’s because I was shoveling
snow earlier. You know damn you Cleveland weather. MIKE: (chuckles)
ZACHARY: Ah I don’t know what but for the most part in general I feel I’m in my healthiest
you know best shape. I did a half marathon in October where if
you would’ve told me 10 years ago I would’ve been doing 13.1 miles I would’ve said no way
that’s possible. So it really, but in doing that, doing certain
exercises for me you know it does come down to eating you know eating healthy too but
for me a lot of it was regular exercise and that essentially is kind of like a natural
remedy. It’s
MIKE: Yeah. ZACHARY: I built stronger. I improved my balance. So there is
MIKE: Yep. ZACHARY: definitely validity, validity there
from my experience. And you mentioned a couple and this where I really wanted to get to. You mentioned a couple that you’ll find people on Youtube who can kind of help walk you through, give you some 101, well 101 on these alternative
options. MIKE: Mhmm. ZACHARY: Do you, is there a particular two
or three Youtube ah channels or individuals on Youtube that you would suggest people out
this watching right now wanting to go beyond general and learn more, is there a particular
Youtube channels or individuals on Youtube that you recommend they checkout? MIKE: Um well there is a couple I follow (phone
rings). It is Dr. Axe. He is on Youtube only. I’ve only seen him
on Youtube. So but he lays out a bunch of different videos of natural stuff that will help you
cure different problems, like skin problems or anything you can think of. He has a million videos out there. Also there is Dr. Leonard Cor, Corwell, Coldwell,
Coldwell. Um he also explains a whole lot. He makes a lot of sense you know. He goes whatever we didn’t have 100 years
ago, we really don’t need it. But that’s his explanation but you should
always do your own research and see what’s good for you. Like we said earlier, like the video the name
of this is probably going to be “Knowledge is Power” because this literally is what the
message is. You need to do your research. Get your knowledge because otherwise you are
just going to be another statistic like everyone else. ZACHARY: Well now I kind of feel like I’m
shoehorned into including “Knowledge is Power” somewhere in that title but you know it really
is important to do your research. I’m glad you spoke up and were like “Hey. Bring me, let’s do a video so we can talk
about some of these alternative.” You know the main thing this video, because
this is going to be maybe somewhere between ah 10 and 15 minutes and there is no way you
can even start getting every, anything, you can barely start getting everything covered in 10, 15 minutes. So this is just more or less a wake up call
to kind of open your mind. You know if you feel like western, you know
westernized medicine is you know you’re satisfied with that you know, you know what, you know
it doesn’t what hurt, what will it hurt you? And let’s face it. I take um, I’m on a prescription muscle relaxer
baclofen. So I’m not coming here from the standpoint
of I rub this oil on my hamstrings and their are not suddenly as tight. You know there not as tight. I’m coming from like I’m a part of that western
medicine culture where I am on a prescription medicine but its still helpful to do your
research and again like I said it, that alone though isn’t only going to get me so far. When I started doing exercises regularly it
takes me to a whole another level and who knows what, whatever, whatever issues you’re researching and you know Mike made a great point about doing your own research. Don’t just sit here and like well these two
guys said this so… I have to find more res, I have to. Do your own research. You know would you say, would you say this
is a part of the God thing is when you are doing your own reading, research you are going to come
across something and you are going to kind of like feel whether or not that’s right for
you? MIKE: Yes. ZACHARY: In a way that would be God’s intervention
to you telling you like you should do this or should give this a try. MIKE: Yes. Trust your gut. That is mainly what it is all about. I mean if you feel like something is not good
for you, you probably shouldn’t do it and I just again all I can tell you is do your
research. That’s all there is to it. You don’t take anything for face value, ever. Ever. Doesn’t matter who it is. Even if it is your parents. Everybody means the best. Doctors mean the best. They want to help you, but its what they are
taught and what they, what they were taught to be taught and not how to you know think
for themselves. So it’s kind of very, it’s very touchy subject
for different people. I mean ah like I can’t get my mother
to agree that you know health, good health is going to change your life. Like she is just a big believer in western medicine
and that’s, you just not going to change people’s minds because first of all we’re not doctors
so you can’t just sit there and just start telling people you need to take something
because you looked it up. I mean they, people need to actually you know
I don’t know how else to explain it. ZACHARY: Yeah. MIKE: I mean its
ZACHARY: You do your own research and if it feels right, and you know when at, talking
with, (sighs) I take it your kids see doctors MIKE: Yes, yes. ZACHARY: You know do you, do you are you questioning
those doctors regularly? MIKE: Yes, yes. ZACHARY: What kind of, do you get resistance from
them? MIKE: Yes.
ZACHARY: What’s that like? MIKE: Like we went to go talk to our pediatrician
about vaccines and I had a whole list of stuff that I was questioning him on and, and you
know everything he is taught is to go against everything I was bringing up to him. So he would then would automatically just dismiss it
and say its not true. Well, okay am I just suppose to take your
word for it? Like actually show me a study or an actual like,
like just in vaccines alone you know if even do a little bit of research, you can see that
most of the diseases were going away before they even brought in the vaccine. So if you ask him, they actually got rid of
the diseases. You know what I mean? It all depends on where you are getting your
information from, who you trust, and like my wife trusts our doctor very well, ah very
much I should say and just, just I don’t know why. She says because he is nice. (laughs)
ZACHARY: (chuckles) MIKE: To me perfectly, to be honest with you
anybody can be nice and everybody means well but it doesn’t mean they know exactly what
they are talking about. So always question and always don’t take anything
for face value. And again do your knowledge, research. Get as much as you can to make the best decision
for you and yourself ZACHARY: Yeah
MIKE: because your the only one living in your body. No one else is. ZACHARY: And we, we’re a I was going to say
because we could go off on a whole philosophical level with this
MIKE: Yeah. ZACHARY: And then I just you know I’m afraid
there is not enough memory on my Kindle that it’s going to get to a point where it shuts
down and oh no, we have to start all over! MIKE: (Laughs)
ZACHARY: So you know there, there’s a whole, the whole point of this video is just kind
of be that wake up call to open your mind and MIKE: Yes. and just, just even if it just questioning, even
if its continuing doing what you’re doing. Just questioning is this right for me and
then doing some additional research. As Mike said, it’s important to do your own
research. So those couple of people he recommended I
will make sure to put links in the description of this video so you will be able to check
those out. Watch them for yourself and just decide whether
or not they, whether or not they are something you want to look more into. Ah thanks for, well I guess um being the catalyst
for this open minded discussion because let’s be, I’ll be honest. I had, if it wasn’t for you after watching
those videos and saying “Hey! I want to go off on, I could go off on this”
you know in the sense of my mother in her video talking about the ah benefit of the
Internet as a source of information. MIKE: Mhhmm. ZACHARY: If it wasn’t for you, saying yeah
I would love to talk about alternative medicine like this video wouldn’t be here. We wouldn’t be recording this video right
now. MIKE: Exactly. ZACHARY: So thanks for that, thanks for being
ah it’s always good to have a reminder to have an open mind and ah hopefully you’ve,
you’ve found this beneficial and thanks for watching. Remember to subscribe to my channel. Checkout those videos with my mother and father
which are about to be linked to right now. MIKE: Go Tribe! ZACHARY: (laughs) Go Tribe!

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