Initially, I was not in favor of this approach, but eventually we agreed to keep him only on essential medications and monitor his progress with natural remedies. Remarkably, with time, Mr.Scipio condition improved to the point where his vital signs and laboratory values returned to normal. I was honored and surprised when Mr. Scipio asked me to write the foreword to his book. I am trained in Eastern allopathic medicine and do not have expertise in natural remedies. In fact, I am sometimes skeptical of these treatments and was not enthusiastic, in the case of Mr. Scipio, to exchange his western medicine for natural ones. But his improvement has been a wonderful lesson for me in the power of natural substances to heal.
Mr. Scipio taught me other valuable lessons as well, and his book is more than a natural remedy primer. In its pages, you will meet a man with powerful faith; his faith was not shaken. I also learned from Mr. Scipio the power of positive thinking. No matter how badly he felt, he always had a wonderful attitude and a kind word for me. I was always humbled by his kindness in the face of physical pain and suffering. In conclusion, this book offers lessons in natural remedies. But in the person of Mr. Scipio we have a teacher for our Spirits. I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from such a person. I encourage you to learn from his knowledge of healing herbs, but also from the example of faith and kindness traits so rare and needed in our troubled times. Jon E. Hemstreet, MD