Author Interview "Matthew J. Murphy"
Please tell our readers a little about yourself.
I am a senior military officer, pilot, and engineer. These positions require superb problem-solving skills to find solutions. I was blessed with divine inspiration to find a solution to overcome a very severe case of ulcerative colitis.
I am not sure why an autoimmune disorder pops up in some people and not others. The doctors do not have a firm answer either. There are still arguments as to the cause of the illness I had within the medical community. In my case, the illness required hospitalization for eight days as my bleeding could not be stopped.
I did not know about my remedies at the time. I was following doctor prescriptions before I was hospitalized. They just were not working.
I waited until I was at rock bottom before delving into my research. That said, it is absolutely necessary to see a doctor in the beginning to have a proper diagnosis. Traditional medical options may be what is needed depending on the situation. I even needed one of those options with the steroid IVs I was given in the hospital.
Remember, whether it is an illness of the spirit, mind, or body, it is best to seek counsel and help at the very beginning. Later all can be lost.
Could you tell us a bit about your book and why it is a must-read?
Remedy: How I Cured the Incurable is the go-to book for those suffering from IBD, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn’s Disease. It provides an alternative path to overcoming debilitative digestive and autoimmune disorders through bone broth, faith, and alternative remedies.
An estimated 60-70 million Americans suffer from digestive ailments according to the National Institutes of Health. Don’t be one of them. This book provides an alternative means to heal outside of standard medical path of surgery and lifelong medication.
My story of faith and the steps I took to combat an illness few ever triumph against will both inspire and enable someone else to live the best life possible, despite what medical experts have told them.
What inspired you to write your book?
When you have the keys to the jail cell, are you just going to walk away and not help those who are still locked in there? I think not.
This is what inspired me to write the book. To help others in the same manner I would expect them to help me if our roles were reversed.
What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?
This is a non-fiction book and the most daunting aspect is the shear amount of research required to be accurate, applicable, current, and useful to my readers.
Do you have any unique or quirky writing habits?
Yes, it is called the Matthew Murphy style. ☺
How did you come up with the title for your book?
Fair question. It truly was curing the incurable. It was a miracle in a sense albeit a miracle that took a good deal of effort. I do believe this was the better miracle to have because it provided me with concrete actions others can take on their journey in health.
The doctors, on the other hand, would say I am merely in remission. However, I counter that by noting these same doctors had said my colon could never recover in the first place. I had seven doctors from tell me that I could not overcome my severe digestive disorder without surgery to remove my colon. It was too far gone for repair with medicine although one doctor was willing to give slim chance hope that a biological medicine may help. In desperation, I drove 700 miles to seek out an alternative doctor and even he gave the same dreary diagnosis.
I chose a different path and followed guidance that I can only say was provided through faith and a strong intuition in the hospital. Some times that strong intuition is the Holy Spirit talking to us. I feel I was guided in my research to find what I dub a “remedy” to heal my condition, not just put it in remission.
Is there a message you want your readers to take away from your book?
“A healthy man has a thousand dreams, a sick man has only one.” Unknown Source. The takeaway is health is our most important asset and one of the few that one really has control over.
We can all improve our lives but we must first know how we will do that for our own situations. To do so, we need more wisdom. We have plenty of information today but wisdom is knowing how to apply that information best.
A second tip is what many already know on a certain level. There is a mind/body/spirit connection.
Fear, anger, resentment, and condemnation eventually manifest themselves somewhere in the body. So we must get rid of those mentally. I discuss in my book how to overcome these with one of the great mental laws. Yes, there are mental laws just as there are physical laws such as gravity. In my book, I provide the reader two of my own life stories that I overcame as examples.
Do you have any advice for the yet-to-be-published writers reading this?
Marketing is by far the hardest part. Be thinking of your marketing strategy ahead of time.
What are you working on now?
A probiotics pamphlet. There is so much confusion on probiotics given the different strains and species. With digestive disorders it is imperative to get the correct brand and product. They are not all created equal.
The industry relies on consumer ignorance. Probiotics is the new buzzword so buyer beware. I am here to help the buyer.
What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, etc.) and link(s)?
Matthew J. Murphy’s new book Remedy: How I Cured the Incurable is the go-to book for those suffering from IBD, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn’s Disease. It provides an alternative path to overcoming debilitative digestive and autoimmune disorders through bone broth, faith, and alternative remedies. An estimated 60-70 million Americans suffer from digestive ailments according to the National Institutes of Health. This book provides an alternative means to heal outside of standard medical path of surgery and lifelong medication. Murphy writes, “My story of faith and the steps I took to combat an illness few ever triumph against will both inspire and enable someone else to live the best life possible, despite what medical experts have told them.”
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