Paul Blake PhD
Live Blood Microscopist
Tai Chi and Yoga
AN AMERICAN MASTER HERBALIST
How I Went From Prostate Cancer to Doctor of Naturopathic
My Education and Experience:
I finally decided to agree with
the doctor, this was signs of old age, accept it and move on.
I was approaching fifty and I had
put my body through a lot.
--Certification in Iridology from
the Institute of Natural Therapeutics as taught by Jack Ritchason
N.D., Ph.D., March 7th, 1993.
--Completed a course certification
in Natural Healing, Herbology, Clinical Cleansing, and
Detoxification at the School of Natural Healing with Dr. Richard
Schulze School Founder, August 2nd, 1996.
a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Trinity College of Natural
Health, January 5th, 2004.
a course in Clinical Microscopy and Blood Cell Analysis in
Biological Medicine with Biomedx Professional Training Programs,
October 3rd, 2004.
--Granted myself all honors,
rights and privileges which appertain to a Professorship of Science
in Herbal Botanicals through Gordon University for the experience
and education listed and unlisted above on the 18th of June Two
Thousand and Five. *Done in response to some unjustified laws in
California and the USA.
--I continue to take classes
in Advanced Nutrition, The Use of Enzymes in Naturopathic Medicine,
Analysis of the Face, Tongue, Nails, Live Blood Analysis, Iridology
and forms of reflexology through the Institute of the National
Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals and other
natural health collages and Universities.
--And I have decades of
clinical experience advising clients beginning in 1990
My transformation into naturopathic
medicine began in 1989 when I cured myself of cancer. I utilized
diet, cleansing and detoxing, exercise, neutralizing stress, and
strengthening spirituality and other various methods of Naturopathic
Medicine. I still pursue all of these techniques today; they are
part of my life.
is how it all started.
In 1989 when I was 45 years old, I was
experiencing a number of negative health symptoms.
chronic fatigue before it was a named disease. I woke-up tired, and
at work I had to drag myself from one task to the next, sleep never
--Food was uninteresting and I never really felt hungry.
--I always felt gassy and bloated and when I ate I always had
--I would eat because it was time to eat not
because I was hungry and I was gaining weight.
--To make matters
worse, I occasionally passed blood in my stool.
--I had arthritis in my elbows, hands, feet, hips, knees
and especially my low back was painful.
--Mentally I was
no better, my outlook was bleak and depressed, I was a mess!
I saw an M.D. and he said tests were negative and nothing was
basically wrong, probably just old age. A chiropractor gave me a
series of adjustments and for a while I felt better especially my
back and joint problems, but the symptoms soon returned. One Chinese
Medicine doctor put me on herbs to clean me out and gave me a number
of acupuncture treatments, and again, I did feel better for a time,
but then I relapsed back into the symptoms.
This was my lot in life, physically
things are going to go down hill, and it cannot be stopped.
Then about six physically and
mentally depressing months later, if things were not bad enough, I
started having problems urinating.
The urinary problems came
on gradually and increased in intensity over at least a year and a
half. I noticed that I was having a problem emptying my bladder and
sometimes there was a painful burning sensation. I always felt that
I was approaching the need to go. But then when I went only a small
amount would come out; I could never quite finish.
It bothered me all of the time, but
it was worse at night. My bladder would wake me up, it is time to
go. I would go, but not feel I was finished, then get back in bed
and sleep a little. Wake up feeling I urgently needed to go but
again not finish. I got up at least a dozen times like this every
night and that feeling of "I need to go" never left me, what a
every day that I would wake-up and find that the problem was gone, I
was deluded and I was afraid. It did not go away, it just kept
getting worse. Then I started
to feel a strange pain when I had an orgasm. It was not only painful
it felt like my guts were falling out. It did not happen every time
but it happened enough to be frightening. I put up with this
insanity for two years!
was not long before my family found out what was happening to me and
tried to convince me that it was time to see a doctor. I was
literally afraid to find out what was wrong and I would not go. Then
they told me something that I did not know about. My grandfather on
my father's side had died of prostate cancer at 59, and they told me
it was a horrible death. Also, at about this time my father was
being treated for prostate cancer. That information really raised my
Finally, a friend of mine, who heard about my plight through my
parents, called me. He said he was going for a free prostate
screening at the Newport Beach Cancer Center, Hoag Hospital, and why
didn't I come along. I decided I had put up with enough it
was not going to go away so I went to at least get an opinion.
I filled out a questionnaire and
had a PSA test and digital exam. The doctor said he felt something
in the prostate and it would take further tests to determine what it
was. The doctor's office called and sent cards urging me to come in
as soon as possible for more tests, but I never did.
spent a couple of weeks thinking about this and I decided that I
wanted to study a few things first. I am the type of person who
before I buy a car or make any big decision I like to look at all of
the options that are available. In addition, I had a very life
threatening and unpleasant experience with the medical system when I
When I was five years old, I developed tonsillitis
after several bouts of the cold and flu. My mother worked at a
hospital as a telephone operator. She found out which surgical
doctor had the best reputation as a surgeon in that hospital.
I remember this doctor very well because he had a strange sense
of humor. When he finished examining my tonsils, he told me he was
going to line me up with some other children and one at a time,
using a pair of pliers, pull our tonsils out. He laughed as he made
the motion as if to pull my tonsils out, I was terrified as you can
My recovery from the tonsillectomy was very
difficult; I just seemed to stay sick. A few days later, my breath
became very foul and clotted blood started to come out of my nose,
like red toothpaste. My mother said the smell was so bad that it was
difficult to enter the room.
My mother called the doctor that
day and told him of my condition. He told her that I just needed
more time to recover and not to worry. My mother told him that his
answer was not good enough, and that she was going to bring me into
his office immediately. My mother saved my life that day by not
listening to that doctor.
In the doctors waiting room everyone was affected by the smell
coming off of me. The doctor led my mother and me to his office.
When he looked down my throat with a light, he exclaimed "Oh my
God". Then with a pair of forceps, he pulled out some rotten sponges
that had been left in me from the operation. Thank God, my mother
insisted on bringing me in that day or it probably would have killed
So, with that suspicion of doctors and hospitals I
started researching alternative medical options. I read, studied
Chinese Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Ayurvedic Medicine from India,
and the theories of natural healing from different Natural Doctors.
Most of it was confusing and written about people in different
countries who lived and ate differently; it did not talk to me.
I tried a few of the techniques they suggested for the prostate
but nothing helped. I took some herbs for the prostate, but I was
not even sure that these herbs were any good. What do I know about
herbs? The shelves at health food stores are loaded with herbs; I
I was on many mailing lists because of all my
research. One day I received a newsletter from a Thomsonian
Herbalist (a follower of Dr. Samuel Thomson 1769 to 1843). On an
audio tape this Herbalist spelled out exactly why and how Americans
get sick. I listened to this tape repeatedly because it made such
good sense and it spoke directly to me.
He said that one of the main reasons
Americans get cancer is from the buildup of waste, toxins and heavy
metals from a lifetime of living and eating like every American.
This buildup distracts and weakens your immune system. It lowers the
oxygen and nutritional carrying ability of your blood and makes it
difficult for your body to dispose of waste and toxins, right back
where we started.
He said if you start cleansing and detoxing your body of these
waste products and toxins. It is like you are feeding a car or
motorcycle engine a fuel that makes the engine and drive-train run
more and more smoothly, powerfully and much more responsive! As
these toxins clear your body you begin to feel more energetic and
your thinking clears. And you feel as though you are waking-up from
a poor dream. You start feeling and living just the way you were
born to live, a powerful physical and mental creative human being.
And your disease falls away because there is no place for any
disease in that new life.
He taught everyone how to
use herbs, diet, cleansing, detoxing, and other techniques to
cleanse away the waste and toxic poisons. I took the herbs, followed
the instructions to the letter and did exactly what he said to do. I
did it by the numbers because I was scared, I had been through
enough; this was life and death. I was willing to do what it takes,
and though I had some doubt, I gave it my total focused attention!
Soon, I was experiencing the
benefits of the cleansing and detoxing. Plus there were other
techniques like juice fasting, cold sheet treatment and on and on.
And I was actually enjoying the process of being in charge and
working on my own health. In fact, I enjoyed the process so much
that three months later I was caught unaware that my symptoms were
gone. I was totally dumbstruck by the realization, and I had an
epiphany take place! At first I just laughed and laughed because the
last of that stressful disease weight was lifted off of my
shoulders. And I was completely victorious over a battle that
everyone thought I would lose! I felt free and more in control of my
life then I ever felt before! And I knew that I could easily repeat
this process if I ever got sick again.
symptoms disappeared in about the same order that they came on. When
I went to the bathroom, I had a complete stream and my bladder
emptied. The pain in my back and the arthritis in rest of my body
disappeared, including pain during sex. My energy and strength came
back, and I could get up from bed and be ready to go immediately, I
was reborn. My digestive problems, the bloating and acid- reflux
were gone. I was hungry again for food and I enjoyed every bite. I
lost the excess weight and I have remained between one hundred
seventy to one hundred seventy five pounds, what I weighed when I
played high school football. And I swear to you that I have felt
better every year, instead of feeling as though I was going down
hill each year.
That was a very long time ago, and I am now considered advanced
elderly in the USA, because time wise I am in my seventies. I take
no medications because I have zero diseases, no infirmities, and I
am far from decrepit. And bragging just a little for your benefit; I
ride a racing bicycle an hour or two almost every day for my
enjoyment. I do an aerobic exercise with a fifty or more pound
weight in each hand 5 days a week for a total of 2000 lifting
repetitions. I do some yoga stretching for my spine, balance and
flexibility and some breathing techniques to keep my lungs strong
and my body oxygenated. I still refine my lifestyle with diet,
supplements and herbs to get more and more life from my life. And
even writing this gives me that same epiphany feeling because I was
and am still so blessed.
At about a year and 6 months after the symptoms were gone I
needed to see a dentist. I had some cavities that needed some
attention. This dentist, Doctor Merchef, x-rayed my mouth and said I
needed three root canals. I gave my OK and he started the procedure.
After about ten minutes he stopped drilling, pulled down his mask,
and made one of the most important statements for me that I have
ever heard, which changed my life.
He told me that in his
thirty plus years in dentistry he had seen only one other patient
with immune strength like mine; a fireman in training, twenty-five
plus years younger than me. He said that my immune system is so
strong that the nerves in all three infected teeth have built a
calcium barrier between the nerves and the infection. He said that I
did not need root canals. All he needed to do was drill out the
infection and simply gave me fillings in all three teeth.
asked me what I had been doing to create such a strong immune
system. I explained what I had been doing for more than a year to
beat my cancer. He was amazed.
That day as I left his office
I made the decision to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and
I have never looked back.
In the many years since that time I
have not drawn a sick breath. I have met a few other health
challenges, a number of skin cancers on my face that I removed
successfully with naturopathic treatments. Also, I was bitten by a
black widow spider at a farm which I also treated successfully. I
never get a cold or the flu, or indigestion. My arthritis was cured
and so were my allergies and my weight stays exactly the same and I
still do not need glasses. I do a maintenance program to keep my
body free of all diseases.
My belief in naturopathic medicine
is complete and I would like to help as many people as I can find
the truth. This truth is empowering and I enjoy seeing the look on a
clients face as they become empowered.
Let me end
by making some remarks regarding negative comments I have received
concerning my biography. Most people applaud how I handled my
disease situation and where it has led me. But there are a few who
are afraid of what I have to say and do their best to pull apart
what I wrote about this experience.
Let me just say a couple
of things that I think can clear up any doubt that anyone might
have. When this happened I had no plans to become involved in
Naturopathic Medicine or helping other people do what I did. So I
did not make a big deal of creating something I could use later to
build a career. I just did what I needed to do at the time basing my
decisions on saving my life.
About what I wrote in my
biography; I just put down everything that happened to me at the
time plain and simple. I could have made up a much more dramatic
story to gain notoriety and expand my business. That would be easy
because by law no one except me and the physicians involved have
access to those records. But I do not think that way, I just tell it
like it is and let the chips fall where they may.