I would like to tell you my story of what has happened to me over the past 9 months. A story that took me to one of the deepest and darkest places I have ever been in my life.. A story that shook me to my core and rocked my world more than I could never had imagined.
It all began in February 2019 whilst I was living in Costa Rica when I started to notice that I had a small pimple on the left side of my head, right on my temple area. I never thought much of it at the time as pimples usually come and go and even though they are annoying, I don’t really worry about them too much as the skin is always detoxifying itself and shedding layers. I certainly had no idea of what was to come. As the days went by this little pimple on the side of the face turned into a spot. It wasn’t painful or anything and just looked like a normal red spot but it wasn't wanting to go away. I began treating it with some dragons blood I had recently just brought back from Peru on my pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley. The dragons blood has many antibacterial and anti fungal prosperities and it gave me comfort knowing that it was probably potent enough to help this little spot go away. However as the days progressed into weeks, then weeks into months, this little spot had began to grown a little scab over it. At that time it was no more than a few millimeters in diameter. Even though I still wasn’t worried about it I could feel my annoyance grow from having a scabby spot now on my face. I thought at first the intense jungle heat and humidity of Costa Rica was what was preventing it from healing as there was usually a bead of sweat dripping down my head most of the day. I had kept putting the dragons blood on it which made the scab an even darker shade of red from the rich ‘blood’ like consistency of the dragons blood. I also had some ozonated coconut oil which I would apply into it from time to time. Ozonated oil is oil that is charged with ozone, a super oxygen rich gas which is one of the worlds most well renown oxidizers which can kill all kinds of pathogens and viruses. I really thought that between the dragons blood and the ozonated coconut oil, plus my healthy diet of fresh organic food and clean water would be enough to get rid of this spot within a few weeks but nothing seemed to work. I didn’t know what was up. After studying the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acne face map and seeing the correlation with my liver zone and the location of my spot I intuitively felt it was an issue with my liver. I put it down to my liver going through a massive detox and it detoxifying through the pores and the spot was just an external manifestation of this process. Oh how I was proven to be wrong!!!
As more weeks went by I had reached my time to leave the jungle and return to my home in Scotland. This time going back with quite a nasty looking scabby old spot of my temple. A few people had asked what’s on my face which brought up some uncomfortable feelings, and it this point I still had no idea of what was yet to come.
It was now late May and I had been carrying the spot on my face for a few months and it was now beginning to grow a little bit wider. I accidentally knocked the scab off by mistake by taking off my jumper and I could now see a deeper wound beginning to form. It was here that I seriously began to question what on earth was going on. After another week or so the scab formed over again and I had a false hope of it healing but again, I accidentally knocked the scab off after drying myself with a towel after coming out the shower. It was then when I looked in the mirror and noticed that this small little pimple had now developed into a deep creator, and it wasn’t getting any smaller, it was actually getting wider, and deeper. My heart sank, and it started to beat rapidly. I knew I had been injected Papalomollo a.k.a. Leishmaniasis.
After 4 years of living in the jungle I had heard rumors of this deadly flesh eating parasite. I had seen people get it, and heard many horror stories of massive ugly sores opening up all over peoples bodies. I had been told that the only treatment available was to get 30 mercury shots in the ass to get rid of the parasite from your system. Even the doctors know of the toxic side effects of the treatment and they tell you of the potential kidney and liver toxicity that is imminent as a result of the treatment. You can probably imagine what was going through my mind at that time. I had a flesh eating parasite literally eating away at my face and I had to act soon before it could begin growing and growing and consuming more of my face leaving me severely disfigured. I had just gone to visit a dear brother of mine in the Scottish highlands to hang out and play, but I came with the bad news that I am now in a critical condition and needing immediate treatment of this very serious infection.
To give you a little background on what I was dealing with;
Leishmaniasis is contracted from the bite of a female sandfly with carries the parasite. It is known as a neglected tropical disease that affects millions of people around the world. Leishmaniasis is endemic in 60 countries worldwide from South America, Central America, Asia & Africa. There are three main types of the disease. Cutaneous, which occurs as single or multiple skin ulcers that can take up 2 to years to heal. This is the least deadly form of the disease. The other form is known as 'Mucotaneous' where the parasite gets into the mucus membranes in the mouth, nose and throat and essentially begins eating away the soft tissue causing serious and life threatening disfigurement. In many cases the Cutaneous form can develop into the Mucotaneous form after the parasite gets into your system. It can also lay dormant for years before taking over the body. The deadliest form of the disease is called 'Viseral leishmaniasis'. The parasite protozoa begins attacking the vital organs such as a liver and spleen literally eating you alive until you die. Not many people can survive the parasite at this point which bring me to me next topic.
What is the treatment for this serious tropical infectious disease? Well, the conventional treatment for leishmaniasis includes a series of very toxic injections. It is essentially a form of chemotherapy. We all know about the dangers of pharmaceutical treatments. They usually come with a price to pay, and not only a monetary price, but a physical price at the expense of our health. Giving the severity of my situation, and the prospect of potentially having to accept this kind of treatment for the infection it began to sink in how serious the predicament I was in. I knew there was another way though. I have always trusted in my body's innate healing capabilities, the power of my mind and the guiding force of divinity that has carried me through my life in other times of crisis.
I started searching online for an answer. Within a few hours I had already discovered some very powerful protocols which I will share with you. I had reached out to my community in Costa Rica on Facebook and a lovely women named Linda contacted me via messenger saying she had been treating papalomollo/leishmaniasis for many years in the jungle with great success! Phew!!! Solutions were coming my way, and the impending doom began to fade, momentarily at least. I sent her a picture of the lesion on my face which she can conformed to be cutaneous leishmaniasis. Linda explained to me that a way of killing the parasite is to burn it and that an effective technique is to closely heat it with a hairdryer (as hot as you can possibly take it for 5 or 10 minutes). Another magical medicine she told me is effective for treating the flesh eating parasite was Cannabis sativa. By the grace of God I had actually picked up a batch of this holy oil in Bogota from an indigenous medicine store on my way back from Costa Rica to Scotland. Looking back in retrospect I was being divinely guided to buy this oil. I risked bringing it on the plane with me on my carry on luggage. I spirit knew at the time I needed this medicine, even though I had no idea that I had just been infected with a deadly parasitical infection. Linda then instructed me to be very diligent in cleaning the wound three times a day, using the hair dryer heat therapy then applying the cannabis oil topically. As I sat kneeling down in front of the mirror burning the side of my face with a hair dryer and looking at this nasty ulcer getting bigger by the day I was reaching crisis point and many fears were creeping in. I had saw this small little pimple grow from a tiny red dot to now a full open creator that was growing and getting bigger. Here is the thing with leishmaniasis, if it isn't treated properly the ulcers grow and can multiply. And I had one on my face. Not a fun thing to have to deal with! My poor Leo ego was having a hard time coping with the prospect of potentially needing plastic surgery and facial reconstruction, and of course, the ego/mind began to run wild with the worst possible scenarios - death by rotting face - which is what can happen if one does not treat this disease. So my fears weren't based on complete fallacy, nevertheless I had to be focused on my healing from now on and I had to summon all the healing energy I could to overcome this very strong parasite. Many things began to run through my head. Was it karma? Why me? What did I do to deserve this? Is this the end of me? To be honest my whole journey with leishmaniasis has taken me to the depths of my own consciousness. It has taken me to the deepest and darkest portions of my mind. It has revealed my greatest fears. It has taught me so many things about myself. Having this innerstanding and knowledge of how certain illnesses and diseases come into our live to teach us, and ultimately heal us and bring us to a higher, more evolved state of being helped me to cope with the severity of my issue. I knew all along that this was coming as a blessing to my journey. That being said. It was still frightened of the power of this little parasite and the damage it could do to the human organism.
As I continued my research online about leishmaniasis and also talking to some friends who actually had contracted it in Costa Rica my innerstanding of the disease expanded and I now realised that the topical treatment may not be enough to get rid of it. When the sand fly bites you and injects the larve into your blood the parasite can go anywhere in the body. Thats why the treatment for leishmaniasis is always systemic. Sure, you can treat the lesions locally with various methods but the fact that the body has been infected requires a deep systemic treatment. In Costa Rica this treatment is 30 mercury injections in the ass. There was no way I was doing that. I was not doing to put my liver and kidneys at risk plus invite a whole load of toxic heavy metals into my system. I had just spent the past 8 years purifying my body with fasting, liver flushing, colon hydrotherapy, herbal medicines and superfoods, taking out my mercury fillings, and cutting out all toxic chemicals in my life to the best of my ability. I am a wellness warrior. Mercury shots were just not an option for me, even if the doctors would say I can die if I didn't get them. I know people who have cured stage 4 cancer by going on a raw food diet with juicing and coffee enemas. I knew I could tackle this the natural way. I was constantly being reminded about the power of positive thinking, visualization and affirmation - these tools proved to be invaluable in my healing process.
I was then guided to a very potent substance next. That substance is chlorine dioxide. Otherwise known as MMS (Master Miracle Solution). I heard that someone who had leishmaniasis had been able to rid it from their system by doing a 30 day cleanse with chlorine dioxide and had lab results to prove that it was out of their system. I had also done a fair bit of research about found multitudes of testimonials of people being able to treat protozoa infections with it. Boom. I had been divinely guided again to another product that can help my body heal the infection. My next question was. Okay where can I source this medicine? I asked my brother Rory about a potential source of MMS. He said "Hold on a minute" then rushed over to his medicine cabinet in the kitchen and to my surprise put down a bottle of MMS in front of me. "There you go brother" he exclaimed! I felt so blessed in that moment and I knew the universe was taking care of me, giving me all the tools I needed to beat the infection. With the MMS now at my disposal I immediately started the protocol. I truly believe when we pray and ask for guidance and support the universe responds and the universe always has our back!
MMS is another name for a unique chemical oxidiser that is known as chlorine dioxide. It is one of the world's most powerful substances for helping the body cleanse itself from all kinds of pathogens, viruses, bacteria, parasites, worms etc. The way it works requires a little bit of chemistry and alchemy. It comes in two bottles. One bottle is sodium chlorite (essentially liquid oxygen) and the other bottle is the activator; hydrochloric acid. When these two substances are combined it creates another substance called chlorine dioxide. Chloride dioxide is frequently used in swimming pools and hospitals and other commercial uses to sanitize and disinfect. It is used as a water treatment. Our bodies are of course about 75% or more water. By purifying the water in our body we in turn purify our cells, our organs, glands, blood, and nervous system by disinfecting it from all kinds of bacteria, pathogens, viruses and parasites etc. Leishmaniasis is a parasite. However it is not a worm type of parasite, those are known as helminths (tape worms, rope worms, round worms etc). Leishmania is a protozoa type parasite which is a single cell parasite that multiplies in the blood and tissues, very much like malaria - which is humanities most dangerous parasite. The good news is, MMS can deal very efficiently with these kinds of parasites.
So, as the days went on I kept up my routine of treating the lesion 3 times per day with the heat therapy and cannabis oil, and on top of that I was now injesting the activated mms drops. At first I didn't notice much changes in the ulcer. It seemed like I had reached a plateau period. At least it wasn't growing any bigger. Linda reminded me to rest rest rest! I was lucky that I had a few weeks of free time to focus all of my time and energy into my healing. I gave myself complete permission to do nothing but rest all day. After a few weeks I felt that I had it under control as it wasn't growing bigger (the ulcers can grow inches in diameter).
Eventually after a about 6 weeks of diligent cleansing and keeping up with my protocols it seemed like finally I had the leishmania under control. No new ulcers were popping up and the one on my face had slowly but surely began to fade. However, I had been reading that even if the ulcers heal it doesn't mean the parasite is out of your system. These things can lay dormant for years and even reappear. It really all depends on how strong your immune system is, how pure your diet is and how much internal hygiene is being practiced. Leishmaniasis affects millions of people worldwide. The sad news is that most of the people afflicted are living in poverty and no not have access to clean water, proper hygienic living conditions and healthy foods available, nevermind acces to medicines like cannabis oil and MMS. All of the luxuries we have in the western world have a positive impact on our immune system, yet we take those daily luxuries for granted. I was blessed to have access to natural and non toxic medicines that were able to help me heal. For millions of people leishmaniasis goes untreated for years, and some people never even get a chance to treat it, either because they don't know how, or they just can't afford any treatments. As I mentioned before leishmaniasis can be deadly if not treated. At the very least it causes severe disfigurement and ugly scars (which I now have on the side on my face).
My journey with a flesh eating parasite shook me to my core. It ultimately has taken me to a higher, more evolved state of consciousness. I truly believe these things come to us a lesson. It taught me to really take care of my body and be more conscious of ever thing I take into it. For example even little things like drinking coffee. I noticed that I had began drinking coffee again (after years of abstaining from it). My dear friend Rory reminded me again that drinking coffee (especially excessively like every day) is a spiritual leak and really does not serve the body in its most highest expression. And as I researched more and saw that caffeine can increase cortisol in the bloodstream and weaken the adrenal glands thus putting the immune system in jeopardy, I couldn't afford to be messing with coffee during my healing process and getting rid of this parasite. Anything that could potentially weaken my immune system had to go. My diet had to get stricter and I began working with some herbal medicines that I knew that powerful anti parasitic and anti viral properties. One of these herbs is called Pau d'arco. It comes from the Amazon rainforest and is revered for its potent medicinal qualities. It is a renown herbal remedy for candida, fungal infections, bacterial infections and coincidently Amazonian folklore says it is used to treat leishmaniasis. There are actually many plant medicines that are used to treat leishmaniasis however the medical establishment will want you go to down the route of chemotherapy and toxic mercury injections. I always prefer nature over big pharma and for every ailment there is usually a plant to cure it. I also had to rein in the amount of gym time and focus more on yoga, breath work and slowing moving martial arts like qigong. When we are fuelled up on coffee working busy 9-5 jobs our immune systems become impaired are we run on what is known as 'flight or fight' mode. This is our sympathetic nervous system. When we are in flight or fight mode the last thing the body is thinking about is healing and detoxifying because we are in that wild animalistic state of having to run away or fight. Flight or fight mode is necessary if we are faced with a grizzly bear out in the wild and have to make a quick and sharp decision wether to stay and fight or get the hell outta there and run. Unfortunately a lot of humans in the modern world are constantly running on flight or fight mode living there busy stressful lives that their bodies never get the chance to fully relax and heal. This is where yoga, qigong, tai chi and deep breathing exercises come in. They help us switch to the parasympathetic nervous system which is the healing and restorative mode. When we are fully relaxed and calm we give the body signals that there is no danger around. We are safe. Now the body will focus all of its vital force energy in healing and restoration, detoxification and cleansing. This is why it is imperative that during any healing journey, wether that is cancer, a broken leg, a virus, or a flesh eating parasite that we allow time for deep relaxation. The slow gentle movements in qigong and yoga assist the body in switching to the parasympathetic nervous system from the sympathetic (flight or fight mode). When healing from any kind of dis-ease the human organism must be in a peaceful relaxed state or else true and deep healing and restoration may never occur. In my case, I needed to summon all of the energy I could to overcome the leishmaniasis and prevent it from multiplying inside my body.
The picture to the right is from May 2019. This is when I finally realised I have been infected with Leishmaniasis and it wasn't just a gnarly looking spot. I had knocked the initial scab off the sore and notice that the wound was actually getting quite deep. This is when I started my treatment with MMS and cannabis oil. I had just landed at my brother Rory's sanctuary in the Scottish highlands. It was such a healing vibration to be in for me to focus on my healing. We meditated and practiced mantras daily to keep our spirits in alignment with the divine.
Early June 2019.
At this point I was very concerned even though I was in full detox mode. You can see the black cannabis oil that I had been applying topically to the ulcer. How horrible does that look? I was mortified! It really shook me to my core, however things were about to improve and get better! At this point I knew I was facing something very serious and every single moment of the day was crucial to my healing process with leishmaniasis. These things usually come as a blessing in disguise. That blessing I was soon to find out.
Late June 2019. Still looking gnarly yet the lesion was under control and not getting any bigger. I had been drinking MMS, intermittent fasting, regulating diet. At this point I had to facilitate the Sacred Scotland Tour. It was difficult for me to be out in the public arena running retreats and being on centre stage with the hole in the side of my face but everyone around me were so supportive and understanding of my situation. It helps when you are surrounded by friends and family who support and uplift you. This is medicine in and of itself. Leishmaniasis is not contagious so there was no need to worry about giving it to anyone. Nevertheless I kept the wound covered most of the time and fortunately my long hair did a good job in disguising it. The black oil is the cannabis oil and DMSO treatment.
Mid June 2019. Still looking gnarly yet the lesion was under control and not getting any bigger. I had been drinking MMS, intermittent fasting, regulating diet. At this point I had to facilitate the Sacred Scotland Tour. It was difficult for me to be out in the public arena running retreats and being on centre stage with the hole in the side of my face but everyone around me were so supportive and understanding of my situation. It helps when you are surrounded by friends and family who support and uplift you. This is medicine in and of itself. Leishmaniasis is not contagious so there was no need to worry about giving it to anyone. Nevertheless I kept the wound covered most of the time and fortunately my long hair did a good job in disguising it.
Mid June 2019. I was already beginning to see some improvements and the ulcer was slowly but surely beginning to crust over signifying healing. If the wound stays open the parasite is still active inside the body. If the wound has healed over it signifies that the parasite is leaving the body. You can see my skin had been slightly burned with a intense heat treatment I was doing to help close the ulcer. My hair also seems a little scorched from the MMS and DMSO. Im sure many of you know about the healing properties of cannabis sativa oil. It is such a gift from God and Mother Nature and this plant is a true allay to humankind. There are so many stories of people curing all kinds of diseases and illnesses from this sacred plant medicine. I was so grateful to have this medicine at my disposal.
Late July 2019. Can you see the difference? Things seemed to be healing rapidly and I have to give credit to the efficiency of the MMS. MMS is such a powerful oxidizer and it is one of the worlds most potent anti parasitical substances. This is my testimonial of how effective MMS is assisting the bodies innate healing response. Leishmaniasis is a very strong protozoa that can be deadly. Thank God for MMS (chlorine dioxide).
November 2019. After another 28 day round of MMS treatment plus diligent dietary work, rest, yoga, breathwork and healthy living you can see how much it has healed and improved. There is still a little scar bit it seems to be fading week by week. What a journey this has been. The power of natural remedies prevail! It is a shame to see so many people have to go through intense chemotherapy treatment and vaccinations when there are other less toxic treatments available. Its up to us to take our health into our own hands. We have to become our own doctors. We have to become our own healers. We have to become our own medicine men and women. Quite frankly the whole medical establishment do not really have human health as their priority. We can see this by the amount of harmful treatments are available to people. Imagine if I had went down the vaccine/chemotherapy route to treat leishmaniasis. I would've had to deal with the dangerous side effects and my body wouldve been loaded with heavy metals and other nasty things which cause damage to the internal organs.
From the words of David Icke "Life gives us our greatest gifts, brilliant disguised as our worst nightmare." This quote couldn't ring more true in my case anyway. This whole process has been a gift. It has been a blessing. It has taken me on a rollercoaster ride through the deepest darkest portions of my psyche. Yet, it has brought me to an empowered state of being where I know I am my own healer and that I can handle absolutely anything that life throws at me. It has been a test of my faith, my trust and my prayer. It has brought me closer to God and it has connected me even more with the divine and the holy spirit. When are are faced with a potentially life threatening situation we are forced to stop, listen and completely revaluate our whole life. The way we eat, the way we think, the choices that we make and the places we go. Everything comes to a standstill because the only thing that matters most is your healing. This is why so many illnesses and diseases, wether that is a broken bone, to something more serious like cancer can teach us so much about life. When we dance with death we truly remember how to dance with life, and honor every moment of every day as a sacred opportunity to BE in the present moment and witness the great tapestry of life unfold.
There is truth in the saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". I feel as strong as ever now coming out the end of this journey. I recently just sent a hair analysis to a respected parasitologist in England. The results came back negative from Leishmaniasis! I was over the moon and absolutely delighted that I was able to overcome the infection in a safe and natural way. No more leishmania is my body. Ive came through the rite of passage. I am eternally grateful for this journey. I am humbled. Yet I am empowered.