Kicking Crohn’s Disease Out of My Life!

Kicking Crohn’s Disease Out of My Life!

by Walter Cueva • cueva_walter AT

This article will appear in Vibrance magazine issue no. 10 - 


On Wednesday, December 26, 2012, after reading many health articles by people who had cured their “medically incurable diseases,” I asked myself if they were able to do it, why not me? On that day, I decided that I was going to be the next one, that I was going to do whatever it took to become one of them. I told myself that I will be cured from Crohn’s disease and write an article on how I did the “impossible.”
The Onset of Crohn’s

My troubles began on Monday, September 10, 2012. Suddenly after eating a homemade ceviche (a dish made out of raw fish that is partially cooked from the acid of lemon juice), I started to feel tired, lightheaded, hot and sickly. A short while later, my body was so tired that I had to go to sleep. While in bed, I began sweating and decided to check my temperature. To my surprise, I found out that I had a fever of close to 104 degrees F. 
Right after that I got the runs and my belly became severely painful. At that point, I assumed that I had food poisoning, since it had happened in the past when I ate ceviche at a restaurant in San Diego. This time was worse, with the fever and back pain. The belly pain was excruciating and the diarrhea didn’t stop. I thank God I was at my parents’ house and on vacation.
After awhile, the fever came down a little and the stomach pain subsides a bit. The next day, the fever and other symptoms were still there, and I felt dehydrated. I therefore decided to go to the hospital to get checked by a doctor and get some medication. After a few hours of waiting in the emergency room, the doctor finally saw me and concluded that it was food poisoning. He sent me home with antibiotics and said that sooner or later I would be back to normal. 
The following day, the symptoms were back, and this time I felt like something was burning inside the lower left side of my belly. I returned to the hospital. They gave me morphine for the pain and admitted me to the hospital for the weekend so they could keep an eye on me and prepare me for a colonoscopy on Monday morning.

After the colonoscopy, I went back to my house to wait for the results. I went on a liquid chicken broth diet as recommended by the doctor. I was not worried about the results, I assumed everything was going to be OK, but the pain and the other symptoms were still present. They were not as bad a before, but they had been lingering for a week. I noticed that during that week, I had lost at least 10 pounds. I was very concerned; being a military serviceman, I couldn’t afford to look slim and weak. So, I stopped my liquid diet and went back to eating my normal diet of meat, rice, potatoes, bread, dairy, etc.
Medical Misdirection
I got a call from the doctor letting me know that my colonoscopy results were back and he wanted to speak with me. I went to his office and he told me that I have Crohn’s disease—a crippling inflammatory bowel disease. At that time I did not know how to react; I had never even heard of that disease. I remember his words, ”There is no cure for this disease, and the only thing you can do is to take medication for the rest of your life. The meds will take care of the symptoms so they do not return.” He also said that if I stop taking the meds, the disease symptoms will come back, making the symptoms harder to control. 
After hearing this news, it felt as if the weight of the world was on my shoulders. I said to him, “But I’ve never taken pills in my life, and now I have to take pills for the rest of my life?” I felt hopeless and depressed. He told me not to worry, since many people have Crohn’s. He told me how his cousin has this disease, but that she was in a worse situation, requiring blood infusions in order to stay alive. That made me feel even worse. He said everything is going to be OK and I should carry on with my normal life. I’ve always been a positive person with the mindset that everything is possible, but with this, I felt that my life was over.   
Taking My Health Into My Own Hands
Arriving home, I decided to find more information regarding this disease on the internet. I found many articles wherein people claimed to have cured themselves of Crohn’s. Most of them had something in common: they all changed their diet. One so-called “cure” included eating only animal fat and staying away from complex carbohydrates, while another credited a “miracle pill” that cures everything. Despite all of the wildly incredible remedies, I learned a lot about nutrition and proper food combining. I continued to read as much as I could, to the point where my sister told me to “get off the computer and have a life.” 
I started doing the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet with no great results. It was actually quite stressful. Thank God that I then came across Dr. David Klein’s book, Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s. It all made sense! I understood more clearly the workings of digestion, and why eating raw organic fruits and veggies are the way to achieve perfect health. I switched right away to Dr. Klein’s Vegan Healing Diet Plan consisting of only fruits and vegetable juices eaten in a proper manner. I followed the dietary healing guidelines to “a T.” I didn’t even have avocado or any sort of fat for six months. 


At the beginning it was hard, as I went through the detox process. That was not a pleasant experience, but it was totally worth it, and Dr. Klein guided me through it. I had every symptom related to this disease: joint pain, bloating, bleeding, stomach pain, headaches, acid reflux, constipation, lack of sleep, dizziness, chronic fatigue, etc. All of these are signs of toxicosis and acidosis, which go hand-in-hand with eating an unnatural modern diet. 
I lost a lot of weight during the process—I lost 50 pounds, going all the way down to 113 pounds. I was very concerned, but Dr. Klein assured me I was going to get it back, but this time it was going to be clean, healthy weight. He also told me all my symptoms would disappear, and they all did!
Besides changing my diet to a fully raw one, I took some time off from work to relax and sleep as much as I could. I devoted more time to God and the Bible. I started practicing yoga and meditation. I went to see a holistic chiropractor twice a week for a month and then gradually reduced my visits. I started to go for walks and sometimes included running. I also implemented a grounding practice called “earthing,” and spent a lot of time at the beach. (I was fortunate to live in San Diego during that time.) In addition, I read the books Dr. Klein recommended, took up growing my own veggies and fruits in my backyard, and took frequent opportunities to get a lot of vitamin D from the sun. 
Basking in the Vibrant Life
It has been over a year since I read Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s and switched my diet to a fully raw one. I am planning on staying that way forever. I believe things happen for a reason, and this whole experience opened my eyes and showed me how little I knew about nutrition. This also allowed me to help other people in my community by sharing my experience with them, explaining why eating raw organic fruits and vegetables is the healthiest way to achieve perfect health. 
Nowadays, people comment on how good I look, how my skin is radiant, and how full of energy I am. Hearing those complements keeps me motivated and on track. I thank Dr. Dave Klein for “holding my hand” throughout this last year and helping me to achieve perfect health. 

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Is Acid Eating You?

Is Acid Eating You?

Alkalize & Reverse Acidosis Now!

by Dr. David Klein

Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center


Acidosis is the widespread scourge that ruins health and shortens lives. It is defined as excessive blood acidity caused by an overabundance of acid in the blood, or a loss of bicarbonate from the blood (metabolic acidosis), or by a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood that ensues from poor lung function or slow breathing (respiratory acidosis).

All modern diets, and even vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diets, when eaten incorrectly cause chronic (or “low-grade”) acidosis. More specifically, the two major causes of acidosis are:

1. Diets which are comprised mainly of acid-forming (acidifying) foods, and

2. The fermentation of starches and putrefaction of proteins in the stomach caused by eating incompatible food combinations and indigestible foods, resulting in acid waste poisoning, a degenerative condition that, sadly, most people endure every day of their declining lives.

The results of acidosis are: irritation, inflammation (including colitis and Crohn’s disease), enervation, malnutrition, loss, of alkaline mineral reserves, depletion of enzymes, degenerative diseases related to poor-quality body tissues such as osteoporosis and fractures and weak body tissue, and many other disease conditions which cause great suffering and early death.

What is an Acid-forming Food?

Foods are determined to be acidifying/acid-forming or alkalizing/alkaline-forming on the basis of their metabolic end reaction in our body.  That means after the nutrients from a food are utilized in the cells the resulting waste fluid pH is either acidic or alkaline. This is a function of each food’s mineral composition.

Certain minerals create acidity in aqueous solution; others create alkalinity. Foods with predominantly acid-forming minerals impart acidity to the cells and metabolic waste stream.  Foods with predominantly alkaline-forming minerals impart alkalinity to the cells and metabolic waste stream. The primary acid-forming minerals are: phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, iodine, bromine, fluorine, copper and silicon.

The primary commonly-eaten acid-forming foods, drinks and items are: all animal meats, most grains and their products (wheat, rice, oats, rye, bread, pastas, cakes, crackers, etc.), legumes (beans, tofu, lentils, peanuts), dairy (milk, cream, cheese, butter, eggs), snacks (candies, chips, chocolates, pretzels, etc.), carbonated soft drinks/sodas, alcoholic beverages, coffee, protein powders, and most nuts and seeds.

Blueberries, cranberries, plums and prunes are the only acid-forming fruits.

No vegetables, squashes or potatoes are acid-forming.

All nuts and seeds are acid-forming, with this possible exception: almonds.

Chronic, excessive eating of acid-forming foods as well as poor food combining practices over-stress the body, forcing it to use its alkaline mineral reserves (mainly calcium) to buffer the acidity to keep us functioning. This depletes our alkaline mineral reserves, leading to many debilitating degenerative diseases, including inflammatory bowel diseases.

How to Achieve Acid-Alkaline Balance
Acid-alkaline balance is the regulation process the body conducts to maintain proper physiological functioning.  The process maintains bodily pH within certain limits. Bodily pHs are influenced by diet, exercise, emotions and environmental influences. Our average bodily fluids pH need to be slightly alkaline. The most critical acid-base balance process is the body’s need to maintain the blood pH around 7.4. The lungs, kidneys and chemical buffering systems play key roles in maintaining proper acid-alkaline balance. Exercise is an important regulator, too.

The A-A-A Diet TM (Acid Alkaline Association Diet) easily maintains our optimum alkaline state, and it reverses the effects of acidosis. It is comprised of 90% alkalizing and 10% acidifying plant foods, eaten in proper combinations, with 80% of the calories derived from carbohydrates, 10% from protein and 10% from fat. This has proved to be the optimum diet for human health and longevity.

The A-A-A Diet TM is our natural biological diet and, therefore, our most healthful one. It not only reverses acidosis, it also promotes healing and the development of peak strength, power, endurance and longevity, for optimum physical and mental performance and joy in living.

The physiological, anatomical and biological science, studies and empirical evidence supporting these truths are documented in “The A-A-A Diet™ Guide” by Dr. Paul Fanny,
Founder & Academics & Admissions Director of the University or College of Natural Health.

How to Get a Degree or Certification to Become an Acid-Alkaline Diet Counselor, Teacher/Instructor or Physician

The University or College of Natural Health are accredited international distance learning schools, granting post-secondary Holistic degrees, Holistic Nutrition Degrees, Natural Health Degrees, Natural Healing Degrees  Naturorthopathic and HygioPhysician® degrees, as well as Certified Programs in Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition.

We are the only schools teaching the Acid-Alkaline Balance Philosophy in Nutrition. We teach that the highest level of dietary achievement is Level 10 of The A-A-A Diet TM, consisting of 100% raw vegan plant foods, 90% of which are alkalizing, eaten in proper combinations, with 80% of calories derived from carbohydrates, 10% from protein and 10% from fat.

Accredited Degrees Including Courses in Applied Science of Acid-Alkaline Diet
B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition
B.S., M.S. & Ph.D. in Holistic Natural Health & Healing
B.A. & M.A. in Natural Health & Nutrition
B.S. in Sports Nutrition & M.S. in Sports Nutrition Combined
B.S. in Holistic Sports Nutrition & M.S. in Holistic Sports Nutrition Combined
Ph.D. in Holistic Natural Health & Nutrition
D.S. in Sports Nutrition
Ph.D. in Sports Nutrition
D.S. in Holistic Sports Nutrition
Ph.D. in Holistic Sports Nutrition
Ph.D. in Sports Nutrition & Sports Management
Ph.D. in Holistic Sports Nutrition & Sports Management
Ph.D. in Sports Management & Sports Marketing
Naturorthopathic Doctor

Certifications Including Courses in Applied Science of Acid-Alkaline Diet
Certified Natural Health Practitioner
Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner
Certified Natural Health Practitioner & Holistic Nutrition Practitioner
Certified Sports Nutrition Consultant
Certified Holistic Sports Nutrition Consultant Practitioner

Acid-Alkaline Balance Courses

Humans’ Natural Biological Diet
Course textbook: “Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods”
Authors: Dr. T. C. Fry and Dr. David Klein

Advanced Holistic Nutrition I: Applied Science of the Acid Alkaline Diet
Course textbook: “The A-A-A Diet™ Acid Alkaline Association Guide”
Author: Dr. Paul Fanny

Advanced Holistic Nutrition II: Applied Science of the Acid Alkaline Diet
Course Textbook: “The A-A-A Diet™ Acid Alkaline Association Guide”
Author: Dr. Paul Fanny

Advanced “Applied” Nutrition
Course Textbook: “The 80/10/10 Diet”
Author: Dr. Douglas N. Graham

Advanced Nutrition I
Course Textbook: “The Science and Fine Arts of Food and Nutrition”
Author: Dr. Herbert M. Shelton

Advanced Nutrition II
Course Textbook: “The Science and Fine Arts of Food and Nutrition”
Author: Dr. Herbert M. Shelton

Superior Foods & Nutrition
Course Textbook: “Super Nutrition Gardening”
Author: William S. Peavy and Warren Peary

Biological Concepts of Enzymes & Nutrition
Course Textbook: “Enzymes and Nutrition”
Author: Dr. Edward Howell

For more information about the College and University of Natural Health degree and certification programs and career opportunities, please visit and contact Admissions Director Dr. David Klein at or phone 808-572-0861.

A properly nourished, alkalized body is the key to vibrant health and longevity. Let’s help  transform the world to the state of vibrant health we want to see! An alkalized world will thrive!


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Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center

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