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There is an American Osteopath in Quito, Dr. Robert Wickman, about whom we have received some great reports.

Numerous readers claim he has saved their lives at a price they could afford.  That is really good news, but here is more good news for our readers.

Alternatives to to chemo therapy are important because as the article at mediconline shows the side effects are not good, plus sequestration may eliminate this option.

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(photo from mediconline 13 side effect of chemo. See link below)

Recent articles in US  report that for most of Americans,  even with their insurance,  cannot afford  traditional chemo drugs at $3,000 to $7,000 a month.  Cancer clinics are turning away patients because they can no longer afford to take the hit on reduced pricing.  Take for example excerpts from the article entitled “Sequestration Nation: Medicare Reductions Are Hurting Elderly Cancer Patients” at the website of the think tank Center for American Progress (linked below)

The article says: In case you didn’t know, April is National Cancer Control Month. Ironically, though, as of April 1, the government began doing less to control cancer. As part of sequestration, the government began reducing funding for a specific portion of the Medicare program that is critical to cancer patients.

As The Washington Post recently reported, legislators intended to partially shield Medicare from sequestration by limiting reductions to the program to 2 percent, as opposed to the 7.8 percent cuts faced by most other programs. This 2 percent cut, however, will fall heavily on cancer patients enrolled in Medicare.

Because oncologists can’t change the cost of the drugs they purchase, the entire 2 percent reduction must come out of overhead costs for storing and administering the medicine.

Clinics that are able stay open will likely only be able to do so by drastically reducing the number of patients they currently see. In response to the funding cut, North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates in Long Island, New York, recently announced that one-third of their 16,000 Medicare patients would have to seek treatment elsewhere.

For elderly cancer patients involved in traditional treatment programs, sequestration will be a heavy load to bear. For those involved in clinical trials, however, the situation is even more dire. Because clinical trials for cancer treatment involve the development of experimental drugs, both facilities and individual patients must receive approval from the government and pharmaceutical companies to take part. As a result, the options for those patients who lose coverage could be severely limited.

What’s even more galling is that patients who are fortunate enough to find a nearby hospital to treat them will need to pay more, according to the actuarial firm Milliman. The firm found that Medicare patients paid an average of $650 more per year when they received cancer treatment solely from hospitals. This increased cost is one that many patients may not be able to handle. Cancer patient Helen Jeton-Mantooth of Arkansas knows “people that because they can’t afford their medications just don’t take them … and they wind up dying.”

Dr. Wickman’s practice has always offered an effective alternative and one that is even enjoyable.  Patients  have said  “You come to Dr. Wickman’s clinic as a patient, but while there you live like a tourist”.  

In addition, our readers can save thousands of dollars.

Dr. Wickman charges $3,000 a week for his services.  Six  weeks is normally the maximum length of time for treatment with something like cancer.

Dr. Wickman has extended a $500 per week discount to any patient who is referred to him from the Ecuadorliving.com website.

Dr. Robert Wickman

Dr. Robert Wickman.

As readers kept telling us about Dr. Wickman, we investigated and found this article in Who’s Who.

“Why is there a need for cures?  Because, somewhere down the line, a law of nature was broken and there is a penalty involved. If you choose to disgrace Mother Nature and break her rules, you will pay in the form of a disease. Fortunately, she does provide a way for you to redeem yourself and return to optimal health.”

These words belong to Dr. Robert Wickman, who is an expert guide for returning his ailing and sometimes terminal patients, back home, where they belong, to optimal health.  Robert B. Wickman is an Osteopathic doctor, specializing in diseases of the nervous system and spinal column. He has been treating degenerative diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Lupus, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and AIDS to name a few, for over 30 years.

The desire to heal people has been in Dr. Wickman since high school. He did a Tour of Duty with the U.S. Army and on returning he enrolled in the Kansas City College of Osteopathy & Surgery, which is now known as University Health Sciences. After receiving his D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) he interned in Tucson, AZ and after completing his intern-ship moved to Scottsdale, AZ where he practiced for 20 years.

Dr. Wickman’s first few years were spent as a traditional family practitioner. When he referred his cancer patients were to an oncologist it became evident, that these folks were dying from either radiation poisoning, or chemical poisoning from chemotherapy, in addition possibly having parts of their bodies surgically removed.  Dr. Wickman knew there must be a better approach to healing. Thus began his inquisitive search for cures instead of covering up the symptoms. He has developed his own techniques over the years to help the body help itself.

His approach involves the use of ozone, hydrogen peroxide, electrotherapy against parasites, colonic irrigations, various herbs beneficial to the body’s recovery system, IPT therapy, diet and supplements, and a coordinated system of immune builders capable of cell to cell metabolism. The doctor sees traditional medicine’s approach to a problem as chasing after the symptoms.

A tumor is a symptom, and cutting it out doesn’t remove the cause. A pain here or there is a symptom and cutting it out doesn’t remove the cause.

Doctor Wickman’s common scenerio for a person/patient seeking optimal health is that he/she travels to his clinic in Ecuador and enjoys the process of  getting well again. In no time most all of his patients turn from being a patient into a tourist. They leave Ecuador with many trinkets and photos of their good time here. They go home to finish getting well. They are exiting their disease processes instead of getting more deeply involved with them.

From Monday to Friday, intense treatments are given: nothing painful or anything to do with causing more stress. The day is passed in an enjoyable fashion. A complete vegetarian diet is prescribed. This lack of meat, chicken, fish, or pork aids the immune system to a much quicker recovery and helps eliminate the disease process much faster. Give the body a chance and you will be amazed at what it will do for you.

Doctor Wickman is affiliated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the University of Guayaquil / Universidad de Guayaquil. In the doctor’s free time he enjoys bowling and deep sea fishing. Quito, Ecuador, the bustling capital of Ecuador is where the doctor lives and works, and was for many years just a stopover for tourists heading to the Galápagos. A stopover on the way to a place of discovery, the place of discovery that showed Darwin Nature’s way of altering and correcting itself. The naysayers didn’t stop Darwin’s mission of discovery. And Doctor Wickman continues his life mission of healing men, women and children through alternative procedures. So if it is health you wish to recover, not maintaining your illness, contact him and you’ll see what can be done to accomplish your desires.

Dr. Wickman’s offices:

in Quito, Ecuador.

Here is a testamonial from John Vnuk:

Dr. Wickman has been practicing alternative medicine in Quito, Ecuador for nearly 30 years with great successes reported by his patients.  From cancer to Alzheimers, Lou Gehrig’s  to Diabetes, Lyme disease and other degenerative dis-orders.

Robert Wickman D.O. came to Ecuador form Scottsdale Arizona where he had a very busy practice treating heart disease  degenerative diseases, and other  chronic illness that the US medical establishment can only mange but with no hope of healing.  He practiced in Arizona for over 20 years.

He felt that practicing in the U.S. was as he says, “like practicing with handcuffs on”.  “I am the type of person who , if something does not work, then I keep looking for something that does work”.  Dr. Wickman learned about holistic treatments because case after case has proven to him that alternatives approaches  to diseases  do work, and do work permanently. “I use conventional medicine when it is needed, but prefer natural remedies to get a person back to  good health and support that patient by building up their own immune system”.  “It is the only lasting  way to find “true healing”.

Dr. Wickman says that “I had my fill of hospitals in the U.S.  I could never do things in Arizona that I can do here in Ecuador, like chelation therapy to treat heart disease, or natural proven protocols that can reverse cancer, or diabetes or even Alzheimer’s.”  He added that “all traditional allopathic medicines only treat the symptoms and not the cause”.  It is imposable to get the patient well by  only treating the symptoms or being limited by the FDA  on what  protocols are approved”.

Dr. Wickman has an arsenal of procedures and alternatives methods he uses once he ascertains what the patient needs.  One very promising and potent therapy is “Frequency Medicine”.  After studying and researching the amazing successes with a variety of frequency protocols, he has been experiencing great successes for his patients with all types of cancer using a method and device  he discovered in Germany.

What is frequency medicine?  In the 1930’s  Dr. Royal Rife discovered that there were particular frequencies that could be identified for each organ and for each disease.  The theory, according to Dr. Wickman “is that if you can zero in on the region and the frequency  emanating from a diseased  area, then you can target it with frequencies in a stronger dose to negate the diseased tissue or organ”.   Some of his greatest successes has been with melanoma, prostate, lung and  quite frankly  when the U.S. Doctors have given up and instructed the patient to prepare for imminent death.

By looking at a patients DNA, Dr Wickman can identify the origins of an illness, treat it with frequencies and other complimentary protocols to reduce tumors  and “low and behold” the pain  goes away and the patients strength increases.  Staff members at Dr. Wickmans clinic like to say, “Come here as a patient, but while here,  live like a tourist”.   One of the curative ingredients at the Wickman clinic in Quito is “escaping” the people and the everyday stresses back home which may have contributed to the illness in the first place. Quito seems to have a curative effect on patients.   maybe it’s the city, or the clinic or the fact that being treated at the Wcikman clinic is more of a healing ” loving” environment than that of a cold hospital.

Robert Wickman has been named the “Grandfather of Alkalinity” by  groups advocating alternative cancer protocols and health freedoms in the U.S.  For decades, Dr. Wickman has  been  teaching his patients  that cancer’s can not survive in an alkaline environment,   Cancer needs an acid pH to thrive.  Diet and supplements are all a person needs to turn an acid pH  to a alkaline pH.   “The body needs to be in an alkaline condition in order for healing to take place”.  You must also build up the immune system by diet, supplements a variety of procedures  Dr. Wickman customizes  with each patients and of course frequencies.

Dr. Wickman’s biggest challenge is to treat people who have been diagnosed with multiple cancers. ” I have a female patient who had cancer in the brain, lungs, liver, kidneys and the lymph system.  The root cancer was in the brain.  She exhausted the required  treatments in the U.S., they sent her home to die”.  Dr. Wickman put her on frequencies and in less than eight weeks she is walking again her tumors are shrinking, but as important, the pain is gone and she has hope and a new quality life to enjoy as she recovers.

Lastly, Dr. Wickman has a holistic and spiritual perspective on healing.  As he puts it, “the body, mind and soul are all an integral part to true healing”.  Traditional medicine may treat the body but leaves out the  whole being as part of the healing process.  “I have found out that everyone who has a disease is also storing the symptoms in their soul”.

Holistic is a word that might include  Dr. Robert Wickman’s methodology in its definition   Using traditional medicine  ( including surgery at a 1st class Quito hospital  when necessary), laser and frequency  treatments,  massive nutritional and diet support, alkalinity and other protocols and medicines not approved in the U.S. ( and soon to be eliminated in Mexico  alternative clinics due to the NAFTA  new 600 mile beyond the border  enforcement  regulations), he has helped people from around the globe.

Robert Wickman loves treating people in Ecuador. Once asked  what would he do if he had more patients in need then his clinic can handle.  He replied,” Well,  it’s hard to turn someone away who is up against the clock, we will make room”.

He has witnessed hundreds of patients return to health.  which is “so much more rewarding than just chasing around symptoms”.  No wonder Dr. Robert Wickman has devoted his life to bringing the benefits of alternative medicine to the patients he serves.

For additional information on Robert Wickman D.O. and the products and treatments he utilizes please visit his  website at www.WorldHealthAlternatives.com   or call his U.S. office at  970-218-3638


Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere. 


Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.

All I need is my laptop.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from writing.

Another benefit is income.   Writing has brought me both our farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey.   He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.

Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

That’s what he’s doing now.

Hugh Howey

Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations.  In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within the first three months for a full refund . 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a quarter of update lessons $79.   Click Here.

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” that you will receive on MP3.


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