Living Proof Documentary soon available to view in the US

Living Proof is a documentary featuring Matt Embry’s successful example of having MS while experiencing a normal, healthy life due to diet, exercise and supplements. The documentary is also an expose on pharmaceutical companies and the MS Society. I saw the documentary twice when it debuted here in Calgary at the film festival. It was excellent and won best Alberta feature. All three of its Calgary showings sold out.

I copied Matt Embry’s Facebook announcement with the comments because there are answers in the comments to questions asked. I thought it easiest to copy and paste, less chance of mistaken information.

Matt Embry
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Great news! ‘Living Proof’ will be available to watch in February 2018 to people in the USA via Theatrical on Demand. Sign up with Gathr Films and help bring ‘Living Proof’ to your community. It will cost you nothing to captain a screening and start sharing hope.

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Ravinder Minhas Iowa City buy your ticket here for Feb 7, 2018 https://gathr.us/screening/22142

Help bring Living Proof to Iowa City, IA on Wednesday,…
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Tessa Rushton Thank you for producing this Ravinder! The story needs to be told! I too am living proof 😊

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Michelle Peloso Pasqualotto And when do we in Victoria get to see it?

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Matt Embry We will be announcing the Canadian theatrical plan very soon.

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Sidia Di Benedetto What about Melbourne Victoria Australia

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Amy Lepinski Egan Is the DVD for sale yet?

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Diane Wilson Is there any other way to get the movie ? we have horrible internet and can’t stream – as we live in a rural area

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PMayfield Anaya will it ever be on Netflix or Amazon?

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Sapna Bedi How about the UK? Xx

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Amy Penszynski I can’t wait!

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Note: At the end of this blog is an update from Direct-MS about the documentary Living Proof and new MS research. Be sure to click to the whole blog article and scroll down to read their letter.

Alright, I’m in a slightly better mood today. What I mean by that is that I was frustrated with having to leave level III. I’m worried about back tracking and I am worried about gaining weight. The point of all of this is not about losing weight, however it has been a side effect, a nice side effect. I lost weight when I was on levels I and II also, so I don’t know what I’m worried about. The cost is relatively the same for all levels, it is the lack of flexibility for level III that is the biggest problem. The last two weeks of the month is a financially lean time for me. It requires me to be very creative with what I have on hand. The problem with level III is that the food list is very limited. If I run out of this or that, it leaves me without enough nutrients to keep me out of the Ketosis flu, not pleasant. If I have something I shouldn’t then it kicks me out of Ketosis causing me to readjust again when I get back in ketosis, again the ketosis flu, not pleasant. I have been mostly in ketosis, but I am tired half the time, which means not enough nutrients. This is why I made the decision, for now to go back to level II. If I don’t get the right combination of foods because I simply don’t have them, I won’t be sick and I won’t be tired. Then, when really down with money, I can get by with what is on hand with less consequences. When I am in a better position financially, I’ll definitely revisit level III. And if I find that I regress at all in my healing, then I’ll get right back on level III and figure out a way to make it happen.

Today was the United State’s Thanksgiving Day. Always a weird day for me here in Canada. It is my favorite holiday, because its simply about dinner with family and being grateful for each other. That’s how it is in my family, I realize coming from Massachusetts where the pilgrims landed that its about that and then we can add the politics and controversy. But, I am going to keep it very small, it was simply a wonderful day with my family and I miss that and I miss them.

I had an email from Direct-MS today. I will copy and paste here the whole letter, its not super long and has a lot of information of interest to those of us with MS and their families.

The letter:

We would like to thank you for your continued support and to let you know what has been happening with DIRECT- MS over the past year.

 This year our main focus has been on supporting my son’s production of a documentary which examines the challenges of living with MS, and various issues regarding multiple sclerosis therapies, from drugs to diet to CCSVI. The documentary, called Living Proof, was shown at the Toronto and Calgary International Film Festivals and was very well received. It will be publicly available early in 2018 and we will let everyone know how to access it.

 In terms of research, we are currently funding a research project which examines the value of a multi-ingredient supplement for preventing and treating MS in laboratory animals. The first results from this work have been extremely positive and the work will be completed in the first half of 2018. The long-term plan is to organize and fund a Phase I/II clinical trial which tests the effectiveness of the supplement for persons with MS.

 We are currently overhauling our website so that it can be accessed on all platforms from computers to cell phones and is easy to navigate. This work should be completed by year’s end.

Thank you very much for your ongoing and generous support for our efforts which have allowed us to provide persons with MS with reliable, science-based information and to fund highly relevant, research projects. Donating to Direct-MS can be done either through our website by accessing the Donate page under the Home tab or by sending a cheque to Direct-MS, 5119 Brockington Rd NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2L 1R7. A receipt for tax purposes will be issued promptly for both Canada and the USA. 95% of all donations goes to charitable purposes. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email (info@direct-ms.org ), phone, or letter if you have any questions.

 All the best, 

 

Ashton Embry

President and Research Director

I looked online in a brief search about this supplement research and could find nothing relevant. However, I do trust this source. They are right here in Calgary and they are above board ethically.

 

Bonne Sante

 

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Patience…..

First, exciting news about Living Proof for everyone waiting to see the film. At the Q and A following the film last night, Matt Embry confirmed that Living Proof does have a definite major carrier (cannot be announced yet) and the film will be available eventually on DVD, these were answer’s to questions asked last night. After which, the emcee from the Calgary Film Festival, in regards to when will the film be available, quipped something like this, “Let the man get a night of sleep, first.” That got a laugh. Like a very good movie, seeing the film a second time, I saw details I hadn’t taken in the first time that made the documentary even better. I am making a very big deal out of this film because it packs a wallop and it effectively calls a spade a spade! It is direly needed and it will make headway. Finally, the Calgary Film Festival has an award for Audience Favourites of which, as of now, Living Proof is second place in the documentary category! There were some final showings of other films today. They will make announcements tonight at the festival Award’s Party for each category.

As for me, I’m a little overwhelmed. I’m having the speed problem again. My brain is fired up and going a mile a minute, so is my mouth. Can’t shut up. I love the energy, just mad at myself that I’m going through this twice. I wrote about this a ways back as I adjusted to being in Ketosis and it was subsiding and I was adjusting, then, as I’ve written, due to the complicated events over the course of three weeks, I was not able to stay strict ONLY with Wahls Paleo Plus level III, I didn’t leave the diet, only the Ketosis. Can’t let that happen again, because your body goes through quite a transformation as it settles into Ketosis. It can’t be good, to be in and out of Ketosis like that. Plus, this speedy crap sucks! I feel like I am most probably driving everyone around me nuts. But, they love me and have graciously demonstrated support in a hundred different ways. I’m so grateful to everyone. I’ll be honest (because I promised to), I began writing that sentence and I burst into tears, that took me by surprise.

I thought about working today. Honestly, I think about working everyday. I am beginning to put a toe in the water, just to begin getting this and that in place. I looked up how to get my college transcripts today. I’ll apply for it next week, there is a complicated situation there that I will tell you about another day. I looked up jobs in Calgary, just to get a feel for what that is looking like. And, I took out my resume, to begin to think about how best to update it. That’s three big steps. Of course this morning, when I had tons more energy, I was ready to start working today. Then tonight, I realize, each step has its own merit and builds on the one before. T-I-M-E I want to succeed and that means carefully doing this in a timely manner and thinking it through to be sure I don’t jump at it and end up somewhere I can’t handle. The feeling of “chomping at the bit” is building. That’s a good thing, I am a go-getter, but I could easily screw this up if I grab for the ring too fast.

 

Patience……Good things come to those who wait!

 

Bonne Sante

 

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Found a new local resource!

We found a wonderful nature store in Calgary called Bowness Health Food. Fairly large store which is mostly supplements. Prices are not too bad, some are high. Need to research pricing online before going and then compare. I don’t mind spending $5 more to support a local store and save on shipping and have local convenience. Its a problem when its $20 more. For example, I was gifted Organika Bone Broth Protein Powder by a friend (Thank You!), which sells at the Bowness Health Food $3.00 less than online at The Canadian Vitamin Shop. On the other hand, a bottle of D3 drops, 500 ml was selling for $36.00, common price is $18 at online sources. I did not have the time to look at all their D3 drop brands today, there may be one at a better price. I did buy a Kombucha drink they had there that came in a small can called Kombucha Wonder Drink Sparkling Fermented Tea that was to die for and sold for just $2.49 8.4 fl. oz or 250 ml. I will go back for more of those. Anyway, love this new found (for me) gem. I am looking forward to exploring more. For one thing, they sell Bulletproof Coffee and Brain Octane Oil. I walked around thinking, “They have everything.” I’m like a kid. Of course I have a budget and must buy the most important elements first, then consider things like Bulletproof Coffee.

Going to see the last showing of Living Proof tonight with friends. I saw it a few days ago with a group. I am accompanying a friend, which then turned to three, maybe four. This is something I want to support. Well done biopic/expose. Should you choose to attend it is showing at the Globe Cinema at 9:30 pm. Tickets are still available online and at the Cinema if they don’t sell out first. https://www.calgaryfilm.com/films/2017/living-proof

Life is good, most especially walking freely without my cane, that’s good.

 

Bonne Sante

 

Picture is the Bowness Health Food logo.

Advertising and My Blog

It is because of two 100% not commercialized organizations, both of which saved my life for two different reasons and during two different periods in my life that I sit here writing this blog at all. I’ve learned that the truth must remain untainted and that only happens when money for personal gain is kept out of it. When it is time for me to return to work because this lifestyle is leading me in that eventual direction, it will not be this blog or public speaking this message that will be making me a profit. My work on this blog will be in addition to what I do to earn my living. The work I do on the blog and any other way I can carry this message to others will have spiritual merits that far outweigh any money I could mar this with.

Why so strict? Because I’ve many lessons in my life about the power of an unconditional message. Once ads are floating all around it, it becomes mired in other motives and then I can’t take it seriously anymore. I’m not talking about books and media developed by the writer, orator, or producer carrying the message as cheaply as possible so that they aren’t bankrupt carrying the message, I’m all for necessary expenses being covered, such as travel expenses for the speaker by the sponsors of the event or a decent book charge to cover the expense of everything it takes to publish and distribute a book. That’s not what I am talking about at all. I’m talking about side bar ads, pop up ads, google ads, or worse, excepting money from pharmaceutical companies, which would be like Alcoholics Anonymous being funded by Anheuser-Busch, etc. Further would be overcharging for media and services. I can’t take the messenger seriously when I see that. I’ve seen selfless acts of carrying this particular message by highly educated people for nothing. Both Producer Matt Embry’s website MSHope and his father, Geologist Dr. Ashton Embry’s direct-ms.org are both 100% non profit. Dr. Embry’s site is dedicated to using 95% of all funds collected to support CCSVI research. Because we all know we need more medical providers who understand this lifestyle and the science behind it. So, if the Powers that be would have it, the care of which will eventually be covered by the mainstream medical models and then made available to all of us straight from their doctors, how nice would that be. In the mean time, we must be our own doctors, researchers and advocates.

Dr. Wahls research began with Dr. Embry’s. Dr. Embry researched the diet correlation between nutrition and MS and put his son on the diet straight away in 1996 and he realized a connection between vitamin D and MS in 2001 as did Dr. Coimbra across the world in Brazil, around the same time (see research and web sites page).  All of this takes lots of proof. And because these holistic methods do not make certain billion dollar companies money and threaten half their profit and they currently have the power, it is an uphill battle that will not be won easily. But, steadfast, one day at a time, meticulous reporting and research. And pure, unfettered motives. Don’t get me wrong, we are all human, we will all be tempted (“Luke, come to the dark side.”) and we will all screw up or some of us will find the climb too hard and quit.

If I want to be taken seriously, I must document honestly, good and bad about myself, I must tell about my successes and my set backs and there can be no profit motive or this record won’t be worth much. That is how I feel, that is the person I’ve always been. I’m up for the challenge! How about you?!

On a personal recovery note: I am still sick. Its in my intestines. I am feeling better after three decent meals last night and today. I bought some good digestive enzymes and I drank Kombucha tea (1/2 cup) and am taking probiotic capsules to help right the upset. To deal with Ketosis flu symptoms till I get on top of that again, I’m adding Magnesium and extra salt. Trying to eat more fish, spinach and almonds. It is all helping.

One final note: I was lucky to have an Ethics Professor who taught Ethics for 30 years at Harvard, I got him when he chose to teach part time after retiring at my small Maine University. I remember him saying, “Where are the young’s voices in regards to oppression and corruption as they were in the 60’s?” Well, this is a worthy movement and were all sober, well I am!

 

Bonne Sante

 

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Living Proof Review

Living Proof was as good as I thought it would be. It did receive enthusiastic applause at its conclusion and many good questions were asked during the Q and A. I had the chance to say thank you to Dr. Ashton Embry for all his forthright work which made this possible for me and to Matt Embry for inspiring me and being supportive. I won’t describe the documentary, except to say this, it is part biography, Matt Embry’s (the film maker and Dr. Ashton Embry’s son) about his diagnosis of MS, part expose, of the MS society and the medical industries, both of which are in bed with the pharmaceutical companies and part hope, that there is an answer in lifestyle discipline of diet, exercise, vitamin D and stress management. The filming was great, it was well done. It was on the list to be included for voting for awards. I gave it a 5 as I am sure most in the audience did. There is one more showing, a third added after the first two sold out. They still have tickets for Saturday, September 30 at 9:30 pm showing at The Globe Theater. Buy tickets online by googling “Living Proof Calgary Film Festival”. Global distribution is in the works.

For me, I was not well this morning, but am doing better tonight. Good thing, for a time, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to attend tonight. I bought cheap fatty hamburger to get through the rest of the month and ate it four days in a row. I have been buying grass fed beef or bison from the natural market, but couldn’t afford it the way this month has been going financially. Did I pay for that. Stomach cramps, bloating, nose running, ugh, the worst was the spasticity and weakness coming back. I get to start next month tomorrow and will have money in the bank. First thing is grocery shopping, starting with the natural market.

Tomorrow I want to talk about websites and blogs that are inundated with advertising and popups galore. My promise to you, this blog will never be used to generate money, no ad will ever find its way here.

 

Bonne Sante

Hissy fits, dost not a cause help!

My day began with a visit to the Carpal Tunnel Surgeon who gave me an A+ on the healing. I re-iterated my decision to forgo the surgery for my left wrist, at least for now. He was sweet and said, “I am familiar with your case now, if you decide in a year to have it, just call me.” I liked that. I said, “Thank you, it came out great, although, I hated you that morning.” He laughed and said, “I know.” Its tough to work in the medical industry. I do respect our Doctors and Nurses. They take the brunt of an often thankless system. And when things are less than honest, they get blamed too, when in truth, most have no more power, than I. I’m over my hissy fit yesterday and onto productive solutions.

I had coffee after my appointment with a woman that I took Multiple Sclerosis Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with almost a year ago. I haven’t seen her since just before I began the Wahls Protocol. The last time she saw me, I was pushing a walker. Suffice it to say, she was amazed at my progress, from the weight loss to the walk with her across the street and through the grocery store, without a cane, never mind the walker. Everyday, I tell at least three people about my “miracle”. I do this for several reasons:

  • I have a duty to get the message out about this so that more people are given the same opportunity I have been given.
  • I am so grateful, I can’t shut up about it anyway.
  • I want to be one voice among many who demands change in the medical system, thereby causing rehabilitation to be the primary focus using these holistic methods for autoimmune illnesses.

In the mean time, we will need to be our own doctors and our own advocates. I can see why Dr. Wahls calls her followers “Wahls Warriors”. Its because this really is a battle of sorts. For maximum effectiveness, it is important that I keep level headed and not be the toddler in the room.

This Monday, I am going to see Living Proof. Can’t wait. I will give a full report on the documentary Tuesday. I read a suggestion given by someone in his review of Matt Embry’s Living Proof where he suggested that Matt sell “Living Proof” t-shirts and those of us who are “Living Proof” will buy them and wear them. Good one!

 

Bonne Sante

 

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Living Proof Toronto International Film Festival Premier

Matt Embry’s Living Proof documentary premiered tonight to the public at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) scheduled at 6:45 pm Eastern time (4:45 pm Mountain time). Below is an interview with Embry at the TIFF tonight before the documentary aired. I weigh a lot of importance on this documentary because I know first hand what this man has done for MS in terms of others and himself. Matt Embry’s profession is film producer. He has made several documentary’s about others, but this is his first with his own journey with MS and his personal quest to answer the seemingly unanswerable regarding the lack of momentum for a cure for not just ms, but all autoimmune illnesses, within the medical industry and major charities and discusses what is moving in that direction. He has traveled the world to interview pockets of success for managing MS. I am anxious to see this documentary.

I’ve said it before that if it weren’t for Matt and his father Dr. Ashton Embry, I wouldn’t know that the Protocol, which is doing such wonders for me, exists. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Matt. I know from the online forums that I frequent for support on my quest, the afflicted and their families all over the world are waiting anxiously to see Living Proof. Embry explains in the interview below that plans are in the works to distribute Living Proof world wide. I am blessed and lucky to be living in the same city as the Embry’s and have my ticket for one of the two showings at the Calgary Film Festival later this month. Click on the link below to see the interview.

Living Proof Interview

 

Bravo! And Bonne Sante!

 

Picture taken from, Toronto International Film Festival show times and to see the Trailer go here: https://www.seelivingproof.com/

Go here for Calgary Film Festival show times: https://www.calgaryfilm.com/films/2017/living-proof