Thanks to alternative treatments, my husband was off all of his prescription medications a year after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver Disease. He was able to run a mile in under nine minutes with no training. A year later, A FibroScan confirmed he no longer has cirrhosis.* His MELD score is a 6, and he's down to Stage 2. He just went on a 12 mile hike. If a doctor tries to tell you cirrhosis can't be reversed, please consider alternative treatments. Some of them really do work!
*Results may vary. The information in this site is NOT to be construed as medical advice. Cirrhosis of the liver is a serious condition and if you have it, you should see a doctor. I am not a doctor and am not able to dispense medical advice. My husband saw a doctor (many of them) and they were able to do things for him that I could not. However, they were unable to recommend alternative treatments, and in MY OPINION they were VERY beneficial to my husband, so I am providing some of that information here. My husband and I tried all of these alternative therapies at our own risk, and if you try them you will be doing the same. At your own risk. No promises are made in this blog. I am not saying there is a cure for cirrhosis or any other condition. However, I believe most people can get well, like my husband did. My husband is alive, happy, productive, functional and has his energy back. He no longer worries about having to go on disability or getting a $577,000 liver transplant. Cirrhosis is a serious condition. He is currently in the fibrosis stage (Stage 2 liver disease), which is still serious. I cannot guarantee you will have the same results. I just want you to know about what worked well for my husband. I hope you will share what you learned with others, and share your story with us as well. This blog was made for YOU! Thanks for visiting!
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Celebrities Who Don't Drink
Thought this list was worth sharing!
To see some videos by (non famous) stories by people who really enjoy their lives without alcohol, click HERE.
Elizabeth Vargas wrote a book about her experience with alcohol addiction. If you don't have a lot of time to read, and prefer to listen to the audio version of the book, just click on this link and choose the "audible" version:
And this is a list I found, on THIS PAGE. I am copying and pasting it below (I would make my own list with my own pictures but don't have time right now... it's on the to-do list!)
27 Celebrities Who Don't Drink
Celebrities aren't all about champagne brunches and Cîroc-infused nights. Jennifer Hudson surprised Chelsea Handler last week when she admitted she had never had a drink in her life -- despite playing a heroin addict in the new movie "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete."
But Hudson isn't the only star to declare herself sober, of course. Check out these 19 celebrities who have said they don't imbibe, from Kim Kardashian to Blake Lively.
Cooper became sober at 29, telling GQ's Jan. 2014 issue of his substance abuse, "If I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life." "I don't drink or do drugs anymore," he told People recently. "Being sober helps a great deal … I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs [when I was still using], and I thought, 'What's happening?'"
"I've never done anything, so that was hard to play this role [of a heroin addict]. I've never had a drink in my life. I'm sober. I'm like, 'Okay, this is new to me.' Normally as as actor, you have things to pull from. I was like, 'I don't know what it's like to feel any of that," Hudson said on "Chelsea Lately" in October 2013.
The actor revealed on HuffPost Live that he struggled with an alcohol problem in his 20s. "There was a period of about four years where I needed to quit drinking. And the drinking got in the way [of my career]," he told host Alyona Minkovski. "It was one of those obstacles that I had to get over and once again I needed to clear the road in order for these things to happen, so it really is an inside job. I had to clean up my act and figure that whole situation out."
“I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug," she told Allure. "It's just something that I genuinely don't have a desire for."
The comedian, who is outspoken about his recovery from drugs and alcohol, celebrated his tenth anniversary of being sober in December 2012 with this message: "10 years clean today. Thanks for all your messages of love. Anyone can get clean, one day at a time."
Despite playing a drug addict on television as "Nurse Jackie," Falco has been sober for 21 years. She described her recovery to the New York Post as "It’s like learning to ride a bike, you know? You have to get your bearings and you have to stay stable. And balanced.”
“You know, I went through a normal kind of late teens, early 20s drinking, but it was a choice I made, because I didn’t think it was very good for my life," she told BlackBook.
The former "Friends" star hasn't drank since entering rehab in the late '90s for an addiction to Vicodin. He told ABC News in May 2013, "The thing that I'm most proud of in my life is that if a stranger came up to me and said, 'I can't stop drinking. I can't stop drinking. Can you help me?' I can say, 'Yes, I can help you.'"
Davis went sober at age 22 when she found her drinking was interfering with her acting aspirations. “Sure, sometimes I miss it,” she told The Week. “Every once in a while, I’ll be with friends and they’ll be drinking red wine and I’ll think, in a really innocent way, Oh wow, that’s such a wonderful glass of red wine. Wouldn’t it be fun to drink it? Maybe it would be fine, but it’s really not worth the risk.”
After battling addiction to drugs and alcohol, Eminem got sober several years ago. "You gotta remember I hadn't recorded a song sober in seven years. So it took me awhile to even feel like I could record a song sober ... I don't know the last time I shot a video sober, without drinking or taking anything. It's been years," he told Vibe.
"I think that ruins your skin. Of course, during celebratory toasts, everybody's like, 'You can't toast with water!' So I'll toast with alcohol and just take a sip," she told InStyle.
"I got away with it more or less unnoticed. I was a maniac on the booze but I only remember it fondly," he told the Daily Mail.
Davis isn't the only sober "SATC" lady. “I'm not a big drinker and when I do, I get a headache. I don't drink or take drugs so clothes are my only mood enhancer," she said (via Yahoo!).
"Seven years sober. I'm really grateful. It’s really lovely to be present in my life," hetold Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year. "I was terrified [of being sober] because, I'm not saying I was a great actor before or a great actor since, but I was terrified that whatever my capacity was as an actor beforehand, however little or large — it would completely dispappear."
"I had been to rehab several times and reached a point where I was taking more of what I was doing in hopes that I wouldn't wake up. And when I got to that point, the next morning I woke up and I was like, 'I just prayed for death. What the hell is wrong with me?'" she told Anderson Cooper, on how she hit rock bottom and finally got sober.
Urban has been sober for six years. "The truth is that I wasn’t even aware of where it was at in my life and how it was just going to come down and take me down like it did,” he told Ellen DeGeneres in 2010. “I was probably in such a state of denial that I consciously wasn’t aware of it.”
Jada Pinkett Smith
"I found myself drinking two bottles of wine on the couch and I said, 'Jada, I think we've got a problem here,'" she said (via Contact Music). "I had problems with alcohol and I really had to get in contact with the pain, whatever that is, and then I had to get some other tools in how to deal with the pain. From that day on I went cold turkey; I haven't had a drink in eight years."
“I feel like I’ve been very lucky because I don’t really have an addictive personality. I’ve never had any drugs, and I had a little taste of alcohol when I was 12 years old, but that’s about it.”
"I don't think it's a secret that I've been sober since I was 19. It's in half of the articles done about me," he told People.
Rob Lowe has been sober for just around 23 years, telling Piers Morgan in 2011 that he enjoyed rehab. "It was great. I loved it. Because I was ready. Problem is, people go into rehab and they're not ready," Lowe explained. "You want to get sober for your parents, you want to get sober for your job, you want to get sober for the cops, you want to get sober to protect your image. A lot of good reasons, by the way, but unfortunately, the only thing that works is that you have to want to get sober for you. So, I was ready."
Mendes, who went to rehab in 2008, spoke about substance abuse with Interview magazine, explaining, "I'm proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better. This is a life or death situation."
Downey Jr. has been clean and sober about 10 years. "I think of myself as someone who has no desire, use for or conscious memory of that life," he told Playboy. "And yet I don't shut the door on it, and I don't pretend it didn't happen."
Osbourne endured a struggle with substance abuse in his youth, but managed to overcome his demons in 2003 after admitting himself into a rehab center. He has been sober for 10 years.
McGraw gave up drinking for his daughters. "I think it's a personal choice -- when it gets to the point where you think it's affecting you adversely and it's affecting your relationships," the country star told Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year. "It's time to make a change, and I thought it was."
10/19/14 I just heard that Donald Trump doesn't drink! You can see Donald Trump and 10 other "Teetotaling Moguls" on this page.
Trump told Steve Forbes: “It’s very easy for me not to drink, and I don’t understand people that drink, because if you don’t start–I assume it’s a major addiction–but if you don’t start, it’s real easy. So I tell my kids, ‘Don’t start.’”
Buffett said in a lecture at Notre Dame: “It’s the weakest link that causes the problem. It may be alcohol, it may be gambling, it may be a lot of things. It may be nothing, which is terrific. But it is a real weakest link problem.”
Jobs was a part of President Obama’s Technology Summit dinner. In the much-circulated photograph of the group’s dinnertime toast, Jobs is holding a glass of water.
Author of wildly popular Twilight book series
Meyer is a devout Mormon; the religion prohibits its practitioners from drinking alcohol or caffeine.
Ellison told biographer Matthew Symonds: “I can’t stand anything that clouds my mind. … I have no problem with people drinking; I have no problem with people smoking dope. If that’s what they want to do, God bless them, that’s their business. But I can’t do those things.”
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