When will Rich share his recovery story

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jarjar, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. jarjar

    jarjar New Member

    I was dissapointed to open up the Immune Support weekly bulletin only to see nothing about Rich Carson's recovery story. Did I read correctly that he was going to release a story soon in the weekly bulletin?
  2. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

  3. lvjesus

    lvjesus Member

    it was in the latest catalogue, unless that has always been there and I have never seen it. It was on the inside front page.
  4. victoria

    victoria New Member

    and/or does anyone know if it is anyplace on internet, I'd be really interested in reading this. I remember him trying Namenda to no avail a few years ago, at least I think that was the drug.

    I don't know if I got it, my husband usually weeds out catalogs to throw out as most we don't want, so haven't seen the latest... I'm guessing it's gone with the garbage!

    Thanks,
    Victoria






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  5. pawprints

    pawprints New Member

    as well. I guess we have to be patient. Please post once someone locates it.

    Thanks.
  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    in the library here under 'rich carson' is an article dated 6/30/06! - gee am I reading that date right? --I think I am, unless I am truly in another date/time zone, LOL! Sometimes I feel like it... but I digress!

    It does state he has CFIDS, not that he has recovered.

    He has also written the foreward to a book coming out May 28, 2006. Perhaps he will be outlining what he has done and how he is doing at this point.

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    $4 Million National CFS Public Awareness Campaign to Launch This Summer!
    ImmuneSupport.com

    06-30-2006

    ProHealth is excited to announce that the first CFS public awareness campaign in the history of the illness will be launched this summer, starting with a launch event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in June. The campaign, which will run through December 2007, will include outreach to major TV, radio, print and online media. We are very proud that our founder, rich carson (who has CFS), has been asked to be a part of this landmark awareness effort.

    The campaign is being implemented by the CFIDS Association of America. Association spokesperson Marcia Harmon reports that they are working with "two of the top PR firms in the United States to develop many of the campaign components. Both firms -- Fleishman Hillard and GMMB -- have considerable experience with national health marketing campaigns."

    Harmon adds, "This campaign has the potential to spark increased understanding about the illness among the general public, health care professionals, legislators and the media. For that potential to be fully realized, it will take the combined efforts of the CFIDS Association and of support groups and other organizations dedicated to conquering this illness. We're delighted that ProHealth is joining our efforts. There's a role for every CFS and FM organization, every support group, and every individual patient in this campaign."

    The CFS public awareness campaign will include full-page print ads in selected national magazines; TV, radio and print public service announcements; stories and articles in national print, broadcast and online media; partnerships with medical organizations to educate providers about the illness; ads and articles in professional publications used by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants; a traveling CFS photo exhibit; and many other components.

    Primary funding for the campaign has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The funding came from the health marketing arm of the CDC, leaving their CFS research budget intact.

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    BOOK

    Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Paperback)
    by Rich Carson (Foreword), Dennis Schoen (Foreword), Mari Skelly, Helen Walker

    Book Description:
    Mainstream medicine, however useful in other areas of healing, has failed to effectively treat the complexities of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. This useful book focuses on alternative therapies for these prevalent diseases.

    Patients from around the world describe their experiences and coping strategies, while dozens of experts in fields ranging from naturopathy, ayurveda, and reflexology, to guided imagery, hypnosis, and guaifenesin therapy, share their knowledge.

    With 70 percent new material, this guide offers both insight and inspiration for those dealing with these challenging conditions.
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    Ought to be interesting reading overall!
    Victoria





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  7. victoria

    victoria New Member

    they had a link about a new exhibit with photos of 8 CFS pts, Rich Carson was the sole male... this is what they gave as background info:
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    BACKGROUND ON RICH CARSON In 1981, at age 23, Rich Carson was the top sales person at Cox Cable TV in Santa Barbara, CA, holding every established sales record. Then one day in August that same year, he woke up with severe flu-like symptoms. Carson went to a specialist who ran tests for strep throat and mononucleosis, but the results for both tests were negative.

    Formerly a long-distance runner, Carson began “wasting away,” and was forced to quit his job and move in with his parents. His memory suffered, as did his cognitive functioning abilities. Sometime later, while still feeling extremely ill, Carson spoke with an internist who informed him that he may be suffering from either a chronic cytomegalovirus or a chronic Epstein-Barr virus infection.

    Pointed in the right direction, Carson telephoned every researcher he could find to investigate his illness, which has since come to be known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

    By 1986, Carson was spending two or three hours a day on the telephone with CFS patients and researchers, and started one of the first and largest CFS support groups in the country. Rich’s determination to help CFS patients soon lead to the creation of ProHealth, Inc.

    Although he still suffers from occasional relapses of symptoms, Carson attributes his road to ‘recovery’ to the natural vitamins and supplements which became the genesis for ProHealth.
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    Hopefully the foreward to the book named up above coming out end of May will have more details, it would be interesting to see what he's done...

    altho the caveaat is that somehow no one things works for everyone.

  8. lvjesus

    lvjesus Member

    What Victoria posted is part of the article that was in the front of the magazine that I mentioned. I just got the latest a couple of days ago and it talks about Rich doing something else (awareness campaign or something - sorry!) so apparently the story I was talking about is not there every time.

    As I said, what Victoria posted was in the mag, only it was longer and told about more jobs, etc.

    Sonya
  9. richcarson

    richcarson Moderator

    I am excited to share my all about my recovery and I am working on an article for one of the upcoming ImmuneSupport.com newsletters. I am a slow writer and further, have found myself busier than I could have possible imagined now that I am once again running ProHealth. Being a 'CEO' of a company with 24 employees is challenging, particularly after 17 years of total disability. Can you imagine?

    Plus, the team and I at ProHealth are redoubling our commitment to make sure that the company provides patients with the most comprehensive, accurate, and relevant information for CFS and Possible, as well as the highest quality, pharmaceutical grade (when ever possible) nutritional supplements. Consequently, you will see many changes at the company--in our publications, on the web and in our catalog. Plus we are diligently working on introducing some new and very helpful products that I think patients will find very helpful.

    I don't want to keep anybody in suspense so let me tell you that my treatment regime involves daily juicing (about 14 fresh, preferably organic veggies); taking several transfer factor products; an ongoing heavy metal cleansing/detox supplement regime, supplements for IBS, cognitive function, inflammation, cancer risk reduction, and, of course, a handful of supplements targeted at specific energy and general health requirements. I am looking forward to sharing!

    I actually feel a little bad to tell you that I have discovered that juicing and diet have played an important role in helping me so much, because juicing and getting a great diet are not easy to do. It is strange if you think about it, because I own ProHealth, a supplement company, yet I have learned that taking supplements is not good enough; getting a diversity of super concentrated nutrients from food sources is far more important than I ever imagined. Moreover, it is a lot of work. But it is worth it a thousand times over.

    Thank you for your patience in my delay in sharing my story and I look forward to sharing everything I have done to facilitate my recovery and to rebuild my health.

    Wishing you health and happiness,

    Rich Carson
    CFS patient
    ProHealth founder and CEO

  10. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    I hope you see this.

    How about brining back the chit chat board?????

    And I cant wait for the story.

    Thanks Sue
  11. jarjar

    jarjar New Member

    Thanks Rich for responding we knew you would come through sometime. I have been involved with ProHealth back from the early days as I became ill in 1988.

    I remeber when the catalogue or should I say order form was so small, nothing like today.

    I'm glad to hear you have bounced back. I myself am starting to make strides since I found out I was dealing with a bacterial infection.

    Keep up the great work!

    Jay
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  12. pawprints

    pawprints New Member

    Thanks for the share...we will look forward to more of your story.

    I guess I may have to pull out my juicer. Now, if someone else could just clean it for me.