He is a veterinarian who practices holistic medicine who uses natural therapies to help his patients. Reading his story you get a feeling that he is quite successful. But a twist of fate had him seeking natural cancer treatments for humans. By the look of it, he has been successful.
As a holistic veterinarian, Shawn has devoted his life to helping animals survive cancer. But after Sandy’s diagnosis, his focus changed to saving her and other women from the epidemic.
“Cancer is such a scary disease,” Shawn said. “We don’t just want to treat cancer, we want to treat the patient. The whole holistic approach is about, ‘you’re an individual, how can I help you?’ We need to head things in this direction, otherwise the disease will keep winning.”
Since his and Sandy’s personal journey through the cancer battle, Shawn has published his latest book titled, Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life and How You Can Win the Battle? The preventative book provides practical and important ways women can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer and empower them to make informed health care decisions in order to get the type of care she desires, rather than leaving it up to third parties.
“If a woman is ever diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s a scary time, a confusing time, but yet a time when decisions need to be made,” Shawn said.
A portion of his book’s profits will go to the families of Micaela White and Anna Basso, friends of the Messonnier’s 19-year-old daughter, Erica, who died of cancer last year.
Shawn opened Paws & Claws Animal Hospital in 1991, which also serves as a holistic pet center. The practice offers a more natural approach to pet care, its focus on keeping pets healthy first and treating sick ones – particularly those diagnosed with cancer – with a combination of conventional and holistic practices.
“If someone chooses to do surgery, chemo or radiation, when those treatments are finished – for pets or for people – what are you doing to keep the cancer from coming back,” Shawn said. “If your answer is ‘nothing,’ then why would you be surprised if the cancer came back and killed you or your pet?”
The key to avoiding and surviving cancer, he said, is boosting one’s immune system naturally and making healthy choices, which include improving one’s diet, taking supplements and engaging in routine exercise. When we neglect these, Shawn said, cancer has more avenues through which to appear and grow. See the full story
Shawn and his wife had been to several doctors, he asserts, none of whom talked about supplements. Either they knew nothing about alternative treatments or they chose to not broach the subject. It appears that many medical practitioners today are still either not open to the natural remedies or do not know about them.
Alternative cancer treatments are often viewed with suspicion, and for good reason. Some questionable people have been known to give people dying of cancer false hope and ripping them off. However, it is still worth looking into whether natural remedies can be used along with mainstream medicine to prolong and improve the quality of life for people with cancer and other illnesses.