The story of Julie Stewart is both inspiring and miraculous. Unable to have children, years of depression and diagnosis of blood cancer had made her want to end her life but after seeing a shamanic healer, she made a full recovery and now has two healthy children.
After losing her baby in 2010 and following many failed IVF attempts, Julie fell into years of dark depression. In 2016, at 29 years of age, her situation became much graver when she was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma — a type of blood cancer that usually affects people much older than her. Life couldn’t get much worse.
Julie, now 33, told us: “As a young woman I so desperately wanted children. Losing my baby in 2010 hit me really hard and when we found out I was infertile I was devastated. My partner and I were determined and went down the IVF route but I still didn’t fall pregnant and following this I became depressed for years. I felt like I couldn’t give my partner and I the thing we wanted the most and I was heartbroken about it.”
She continued: “When I got the diagnosis of a Stage 3 blood cancer in 2016 my whole life fell apart. Follicular lymphoma is rare in young people so I suppose I was just unlucky but being cured is even more rare. The doctors told me they could manage it but I felt even more broken as a person. I had completely given up on the dream of having children and at times I just wanted to end it all.”
Julie underwent four doses of chemotherapy from September 2016 to October 2016 and in addition to this, a friend referred her to Lewis Powell — a healer who had spent years training with the shamans of the Peruvian Amazon. Lewis, who now owns the CIC and wellbeing centre, Inner Guru in Walton, obliged by providing her with free support, advice and treatments.
Julie told us: “At first I was a bit sceptical and nervous and didn’t know whether to approach Lewis or not but I’m so pleased that I did. I can honestly say he’s saved my life and without his support I wouldn’t be here now, let alone be the mother of two beautiful children. What he did for me for free out of the goodness of his heart is amazing and I owe him my life.”
Julie started seeing Lewis in April 2017 and he gave her advice on diet and lifestyle, as well as teaching her mindfulness, meditation and positive affirmations. He also treated her with kambo — secretion from a giant monkey frog from South America containing bio-active peptides that has been used by indigenous people for centuries to treat a number of things.
Lewis told us: “I have spent a lot of time with the shamanic healers of Peru and am now a Master Kambo Practitioner and teacher. It’s important to be careful making bold claims as although kambo is legal, it’s still medically unproven, but following treatment I have had people recover from many things such as PTSD, addiction, mental health problems and chronic pain. Julie’s case is one of the most miraculous I’ve seen.”
Julie explained: “After finishing chemotherapy in October 2016, I still had cancer so decided to take up my friend’s advice and see Lewis. I changed my diet following Lewis’ guidance and started working on myself through things such as meditation, mindfulness and regular positive affirmations. I had kambo treatments from April 2017 during the course of about a year and felt some amazing changes.”
She continued: “Kambo works by applying frog secretion into your skin and you can feel it travelling through your lymphatic system and rising up your body. It made me throw up and my face was swollen afterwards but the treatment felt amazing — I was so much calmer and my pain disappeared. It’s like I could feel it working on my body and like the toxins were being flushed out of my system.”
Julie finished her four rounds of rituximab chemotherapy in October 2016 and began seeing Lewis in April 2017 for free support and kambo treatments. In March 2018 she took part in her fourth kambo treatment — a ceremony involving kambo, sound healing, breathing exercises, meditation and positive affirmations — and what followed was nothing short of miraculous.
In April 2018, she was told that her cancer had gone into remission — something that’s very rare with her condition. Soon after this, on 4th May 2018, Julie received the news that she was pregnant with her first child — conceived in April. Julie then went on to have a healthy little boy and has since given birth to a healthy girl.
Julie explained: “I always felt revived after receiving the kambo treatment but following the ceremony I felt different, completely detoxified, like something had changed. When I was given the all clear from cancer I cried with happiness, but when my partner and I found out I was pregnant we both cried — we just couldn’t believe it! I’ve gone from infertility, dark depression, cancer and wanting to kill myself to being healthy and having two beautiful children.”
She continued: “Of course, I had chemotherapy prior to kambo and I understand we have to be careful about making claims, but I can definitely say that Lewis saved my life. It’s not just the free kambo treatment, diet advice, meditation and other healing exercises he gave me, it’s his support, love and time he spent with me. I would not be here now if it wasn’t for Lewis and now I have two children and I’m looking forward to Christmas with my family.”
Lewis now owns the CIC and wellbeing centre, Inner Guru in Walton, Liverpool, that promotes physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing through a number of treatments, classes, workshops and support groups. The centre offers free support and outreach projects to those who suffer from mental health issues, addictions and many other conditions.
Inner Guru / 3 Effic House, 81 Walton Road, Walton, L4 4AF / 07482871127
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