Everyone will and does die.
I have quietly observed the reaction around the death of Jessica Ainscough, known as the “Wellness Warrior”. At the age of thirty Jess passed away due to the rare form of cancer, an epithelioid sarcoma, she had diagnosed seven years prior.
I had the privilege of meeting Jessica a few years ago. At the time I was heavily pregnant with twins and had ceased seeing clients, so, no, I did not treat her. I also openly state that at the time I chose not to endorse her well followed and supported programs and business which seemed to have become somewhat evangelical and as such a tad dogmatic.
As she wrote on her popular blog around that time:
“Somewhere along the way, I realised that I was more than a ‘cancer story’ — I was a leader, a role model, an educator, and a champion. Part of an empowering wellness revolution, sweeping the planet. Someone who could change lives & provide HOPE — simply by showing up, and telling my story.”
The Wellness Warrior, Jess Ainscough, has died, Aged 30.
Upon her death I have seen many articles, blogs and social media posts on the topic of her passing and as happens on the internet very few have been positive. I have watched as allopathic medical practitioners, doctors, specialists and surgeons greedily grab at the opportunity to use words like “quackery” and “charlatan” regarding alternative medicine.
From a renowned cancer surgeon, “Among the “natural healing” modalities touted by the Wellness Warrior included that “quackery of quackeries”, the Gerson protocol…”
I have also seen people working in alternative practices referring to conventional allopathic treatments for cancer, and the doctors and specialists, as “the pharmaceutically funded hit men”. Cancer is indeed an enormous industry via “conventional medicine”, currently worth approximately $170 Billion per annum. That doesn’t make every individual employed by it a paid murderer.
Let it be known from the outset that Jessica went BOTH options. Initially she went extreme allopathic treatment in undergoing an isolated limb perfusion which involves isolating the limb from the body’s circulation and infusing it with extremely high doses of chemotherapy. It resulted in a temporary success for her. But it was temporary. As the lumps resurfaced in her arm she ventured into all options entering the extreme area of natural therapies.
Perhaps better stated she went ALL options she could find.
On her blog, after the death of her mother due to breast cancer in 2013 she also wrote: “If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the past few years it’s that no one cancer therapy is right for everyone, just the way no one diet is right for everyone….”
“I’ve been speaking to doctors, healers, and specialists and I’ve been completely opening myself up to attracting the right people who will help me heal – whether they are from the natural medicine world or conventional. My beliefs have been completely shaken up and I’ve had to drop any remnants of fear and ego that were preventing me from exploring these options sooner.”
Jessica departed. After seven years of living with cancer, she no longer has to.
Rest assured, you will too.
To quote the Foo Fighter’s, “No-one’s getting out of here alive”.
Jessica Ainscough’s thirty years was not a “short” life or a “cheated” life. It was a life lived exactly as was intended. A life that reached out to others in service and expanded knowledge for many on feeding a better existence for themselves.
Suppositions that her death was “preventable” is garbage. Grasping the opportunity to fear monger the public with her death, selling allopathic synthetics as an only option is far too transparent these days. People now know too much.
I work in alternative medicine, in the field of quantum bioenergetics and, yes, it does include the “scientifically supported” research that some allopathic specialists are calling you to look for when considering alternative medicine. But I have worked with and seen SO many amazing healers across this globe that don’t have such “support” that are also seeing phenomenal results.
I agree that there are ridiculous, greedy charlatans out there. Sadly I have come across many, particularly within the new age arena, that seem to bear zero integrity in what they claim to do. I have seen highly “qualified” surgeons and specialists that were even worse.
It has nothing to do with “allopathic” or “alternative”, “conventional” or “natural”…
It comes down to the individual you choose to deal with.
So, yes, do your research thoroughly. Ask others and as many as you can about the practitioner you’re seeing, allopathic or alternative.
I did not know Jessica well. But I feel safe stating she would despise that some have taken her death as an opportunity to fear monger against alternative therapies.
It is your body. Your life. Just as it was hers.
Be true to your life.
Make the best choices you can…For You.