A little note to say "thank you" for the wonderful new life you have led me to.Last year I was under treatment for severe rheumatoid arthritis, the pain was constant. Most of the time I could hardly walk, couldn't use my hands, I was 30 pounds overweight for years. I was given numerous drugs all with very dangerous side effects, the result seemed to be a progressive and deepening depression and feeling I just wanted to die.
I am a very rigid and conservative Christian and had really been praying for a healing or to be led to someone who could help me. One day a friend I came to see me and mentioned your book "The Way of Herbs". I read it and was very impressed. I then called and made an appointment. I had to wait 2 weeks. The same morning had the appointment with you, I got a biopsy report telling me it I had cancer. The medical doctor had me all set up for various treatments. I was in a state of shock. I left his office and went directly to your office. You talked to me about diet, attitudes and things no medical doctor ever bothered to mention. At that point, I really feel the Lord spoke to me and I made the decision to abandon all conventional medical treatment and go for what you suggested. That was the beginning of many miracles in may my life.
I immediately started with the herbs, weekly acupuncture and the macrobiotic diet. The first miracle was that within a week, the arthritis was much better. In 5 months it was gone plus 70 pounds of fat. As far as I know, the cancer is gone too. The most important changes are those within,, as my body healed so my spirit . I will never be the same (Thank God!). I have not arrived nor will I ever these changes and new things come to me every day this is a lifetime Journey, not a final destination nor place I will over arrive at. My work with the Lord is closer than ever and you, Michael are the channel that he chose to reveal some of the changes I had to make. During the early days of treatment, many times I was discouraged and fearful, in those times you gave me the gentle guidance I needed and when necessary you let we know that I am responsible to study and do what I need to help my body heal. I really don't have the words to express the gratitude I feel. Thank you Michael for showing me the way. I feel and look better than I have in 30 years. With much love,
R. Joan Morris (Santa Cruz, Calif., 1983)
'Four years ago, I was diagnosed with a potentially life threatening kidney disease. Western medicine held not much hope except the slow decline of kidney function and future transplant. Since I am opposed to invasive procedures and the compromise of the immune system this was not acceptable to me.
'I turned to Dr. Tierra and found what I was looking for and needed. With much patience on his part and a lot of changes and work I am so excited to say that I have barely lost any kidney function in these past four years.
'In this time Michael has also helped with many other health problems, and I look to him as my major health care provider. During these years I have seen people travel from all over the world to come to his clinic. I have also seen him send many students out into the world to extend the healing.
"I was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. I already had a mastectomy on one breast but there was a hardened mass of cancer and scar tissue that extended from the area of the left breast to the shoulder. Since I refused chemotherapy, my medical doctors had nothing more to offer me. It has been nearly 10 years, I have completed my degree in psychology and continue following the macrobiotic diet and herbs you recommended. The mass remains but thank God, I am still alive."
"Since childhood, I have suffered from chronic asthma and emphysema. I am now in my early 50's and the problem persisted, limiting my level of activity. As a result I have been on disability for 4 years. Even after the first visit where you applied needles and burning an herb close to the skin on my back, the symptoms have lessened dramatically. Thanks to you I hardly ever have to use the inhaler prescribed by my doctor."
I am a woman, age, 33. I have been suffering from bi-monthly outbreaks of genital herpes simplex. Needless to say, this has severely impeded my ability to have a decent relationship with a man. You told me to stop all foods with sugar including fruit juice, coffee, marijuana and other recreational drugs. You also advised a diet based on whole grains, vegetable protein supplemented with fish. You also administered weekly acupuncture treatments for about three months and during that time prescribed a Planetary formula (HerbaDerm) and a tea to take daily. At first, my symptoms occurred with less frequency and less severity. Gradually this continued to progress until now, six months later, I have not had a herpes outbreak for two months straight and happily I am beginning a relationship with a man who I like very much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."