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UPDATE FROM JOSEPH

As most of you know, I'm recently back from a sudden trip to the hospital for a few days for a very bad heart attack. More of that in a moment. But first, I want to thank each and every one of you - tearfully - for your prayers and well-wishes. That such an outpouring of good will should come from so many to someone so unworthy of them has truly been a comfort, and I know in some sense that I would not be here now to write this if so many had not lifted me up, and had not the most merciful and Holy Trinity not hearkened to those prayers and taken compassion on me. I want especially to thank those who have been here for me and with me through this: John and Nancy Estes, my friend of many many years Dr. Scott DeHart, and his and Nancy Estes' sons, Wesley, Calvin, Alex and Bennett DeHart, their (and my) friend Abel Aguilar, and all those who were there. “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” (St. Matthew 25:36)  Thank you, thank you to all of you, for your prayers, well-wishes, and visitations and I hope and pray for your every blessing.

What Happened:

On Tuesday January 4th, during the second week of my "Christmas vacation," I began to experience a dramatic shortness of breath, a tightness in the chest, and very heavy lung congestion. At  the time I was having a private conversation on Facebook with my friend Scott DeHart, but increasingly I was panicking, unable to get my breath, and quickly losing strength. Scott persuaded two of his sons to drive over, which they did, and once here, they helped me walk outside. Normally such a short walk wouldn't have exhausted me, but this time it did. They called an ambulance, and off I was whisked to the hospital. By this time I was bent over double, hyper-ventilating, and unable to get my breath.  Scott's boys and a neighbor lady helped calm me down and get me breathing slower and more normally. At the time, given the suddenness of the onslaught, the congestion, and shortness of breath, I thought perhaps it was covid. In the ambulance I calmed down more, and we eventually made it to the hospital emergency room.

I was booked into the emergency room with "respiratory distress", and promptly given a face-diaper so I could breath more carbon dioxide. They did give me an oxygen bottle (several in fact), which did help somewhat, though to be truthful, it was those gulps of air I snuck in when they weren't looking and when I took the mask down that helped more than anything.  THat, plus I would sneak the oxygen into my mouth rather than my nostrils due to the sinus-cartilege problems I have.

The emergency triage tested me twice for Covid, the first coming back negative, the second time I never learned the results. About 10 hours later (one gentleman had been in the emergency room for over twelve hours when I arrived... that's how bad it was. Another two gentlemen almost that, and a couple of ladies over 8 hours).  At this juncture, things began to move and move quickly, for a cardio doctor informed me that their enzyme tests were showing that I not only had had a heart attack, but that  it was still going on. I was more or less immediately wheeled into emergency at that point, placed in ICU, for more blood tests and so on. At this point a cardiac surgeon showed up, told me they must do a catheterization, and probably an angioplasty and to put in a heart stint. I initially resisted this and after a couple of phone calls with Dr. DeHart and my sister, and a long conversation with a nurse practitionar, I decided to  let them do it. I didn't have exactly a clear picture initially what their concern was, but it was the nurse practitoner who told me it was most likely a massive blockage in  one of the aerteries and veins that pumps blood to the heart itself. And all of this was further complicated by blood pressure so high that this caused further alarm among the medical staff.

After the catherization, angioplasty, and installation of a stint, I was informed that the blockage in that artery - the medical profession calls it the "widow-maker" - was about 80%, and the doctors apparently told my friend Dr DeHart and my sister Jackie Comstock that the blockage was total. I had been living on borrowed time, and the survival rate for heart attacks such as mine was only 12%. I was, and am, exceedingly lucky, and mercifully blessed, to be alive at all.

Effect on Me and the website:

After the installation of the stint, I was eventually told by the cardiac doctor that because of the blockage, and because of the possibility that the heart attack was due to the chronic condition or also because of a sudden acute condition piled on top of the chronic one, my heart muscle pumps at an efficiency about 15% less than the average heart. In cardio-vascular medicine, that's considered to be in the very bad category.  In short, I had a two-day heart attack, have permanent congestive heart failure which has already done permanent damage to my heart which we're trying to mitigate, and a complete lack of energy, and all of this will take some time to repair.  And I will never return nor be able to return to the pace and load of work with which you are familiar.   Some of you may recall that for a few years I've been remarking on how tired I was, or am, and may recall that I wrote that all down to just growing older, while a work load increases.  Now I know that it was much more serious than that.

What this means, folks, for the short term, is that I must slow down, tend to myself, and get back to health.  Thus, my blogging may and probably will be spotty for a few days and probably a few weeks. I will do so, as I can, and as I am able and have the energy. The same goes for vidchats.  It is taking a great deal of energy to type even this short notice and thus I will have to post and schedule vidchats as I am able to do them, so please watch the schedule, and as always I will try to give you notice.  These are likely to be along the lines of our normal prechat sessions until I am back at a strength reasonable enough to do our old formats. Similarly, I won't be able to do interviews on other shows as regularly as before, at least initially, until some strength is recovered.   I certainly am not retiring, but I am having, over the course of the next weeks and months, to restructure much in my life.

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Finally, there is someone else to thank, and that is my little dog Shiloh, whose excited barking and wagging tail brought tears to my eyes on my return home.

Thank you all again, for your prayers, good wishes, support, and patience with me in this time...

Many people are asking where they  can donate.  Lord knows I could certainly use the help, though I am loathe to ask... Catherine Fitts has already indicated that Solari is accepting donations, made to me, and that they will be forwarded.

 

Joseph P. Farrell

 

225 thoughts on “UPDATE FROM JOSEPH”

  1. It was GeorgeAnn and the Byte Show that got me hooked on your intellect in dissecting the world around us from past to present. In particular your work done to publish The Cosmic War and Genes, Giants, Monsters and Men. I only discovered these audio podcasts 2 yrs ago and have listened to all of them many times over (and continue to do so) just to absorb more with each repetition. There is just so much info there to analyze. God brought her home but feels your time is better spent here spreading the words of wisdom to us laymen. Get well and we will wait.
    P.S. I quit smoking 7 months ago and ironically it was your work that helped motivate me to do it cold turkey. I do feel much better having done so.

  2. Dear Dr. Farrell – I’ve been offline over the holiday period and just returned to the Giza website to learn what has happened. I’m glad, and we are all blessed, that you came through this and made it back home. Please slow the pace as much as you need to! My best thoughts, intentions, and wishes are with you and Shiloh.

  3. Oh no you don’t Maestro. Do you realize how valuable you are to our quirky community of iconoclasts? Your wit, insight, brains and out on the end of the twig speculations keep so many of us not only informed, but sane and validated that we are not alone. You, my sweet man, are the hub of our wheel and we are not about to let you go anywhere just yet. Sending you more love than words can convey and wishing you a speedy recovery. I have a feeling you’re going to come back with a renewed vigor and zest to connect those dots – just take your time. There’s no rush, we will all be here when you return…♥️

  4. So happy you are still with us and able to connect when you have the energy and feel like it.
    Please give me an address someone to send this to Dr. Farrell.
    I also want to send you a copy of “Human Heart Cosmic Heart by Tom Cowan MD

    I would love to send you this Native Africans referred to this plant medicine as “The Gift From Paradise.” Strophanthus (through its active ingredient, Ouabain) has been used successfully for centuries to support heart function and improve the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in improved heart function, increased stamina, better sleep, less anxiety and an overall sense of wellbeing. Recent studies have shown promising results in Strophanthus’ (Oaubain’s) potential role as the most effective senolytic (anti-aging) agent and a potent “anti-viral,” or more accurately, a powerful treatment to support and protect our tissues, helping them to use oxygen more efficiently. The goal of our “Strophanthus Project” is to introduce this valuable medicine, sometimes referred to as “the insulin of the heart,” to as many individuals and healthcare practitioners as possible.

    With virtually no negative side effects reported from recommended use (contrary to many commonly used FDA-approved pharmaceuticals), Dr. Cowan has successfully used Strophanthus for decades with his patients, as have many other healthcare practitioners throughout the world.

    Historically, the main use of Strophanthus seed extracts and its “active” ingredient, Ouabain, has been to support heart function. Over the years, we have seen many people whose functional capacity has improved as a result of taking our extracts. People have experienced less chest pain; their cardiac function as measured by the ejection fraction has improved; and their BNP levels, a marker of congestive heart failure, have normalized. We describe several of these cases in detail towards the end of this page.

    Additionally, because Strophanthus seed extracts have a tonifying effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, many people using our strophanthus seed extracts report an overall sense of well-being, better sleep and less anxiety. Strophanthus seed extracts catalyze the conversion of the metabolic toxin lactic acid into the vital nutrient pyruvate. This conversion means that people using Strophanthus seed extracts have improved metabolic efficiency, a key factor in many chronic diseases.

    Furthermore, after many years of use, we have received virtually no reports of any untoward effects. One can easily see why native Africans referred to this plant medicine as “The Gift from Paradise.”

    In the past few years, two new uses for ouabain have come to our attention. The first use was described in an article1 that found that ouabain is the most effective senolytic agent these researchers had discovered. A senolytic agent is a substance that prevents the formation of senescent cells in the body. Senescent cells are formed when the tissue is old, poisoned or sick from any cause. In essence, a senescent cell is dying and becoming dysfunctional. Current research is focused on protecting the tissues from this death spiral, and the marker for this protection is the reduction of the formation of these senescent cells. It appears that strophanthus seed extracts are perhaps one of nature’s primary ways of staving off this senescent process.

    The other use for ouabain/strophanthus seed extracts is suggested by an article2 that refers to ouabain as an “anti-viral.” As we now know, viruses have not been found to be pathogens, so what is the sense of using an “anti-viral?” The article points out that ouabain does not kill viruses; rather, it protects the tissues, helping them to use oxygen more efficiently. What one sees, then, is the tissues don’t break down into the pieces of genetic debris we mistakenly call viruses. To a researcher stuck in the old mold of thinking, this phenomenon appears to be an “anti-viral” effect. The reality is, ouabain simply protects our tissues and cells; they are more resistant to dying, and the organism remains healthier.

    ¹ Cardiac glycosides are broad-spectrum senolytics. Guerrero A, Herranz N, Sun B, Wagner V, Gallage S, Guiho R, Wolter K, Pombo J, Irvine EE, Innes AJ, Birch J, Glegola J, Manshaei S, Heide D, Dharmalingam G, Harbig J, Olona A, Behmoaras J, Dauch D, Uren AG, Zender L, Vernia S, Martínez-Barbera JP, Heikenwalder M, Withers DJ, Gil J. Nat Metab. 2019 Nov;1(11):1074-1088. doi: 10.1038/s42255-019-0122-z. Epub 2019 Oct 21.

    ² (2) Ouabain – A Drug for Treatment of Covid-19, Journal of Cardiology and Clinical Practice, Volume 3, issue 2, Sroka, Knut.

  5. Dear Joseph,

    You have been so important in my intellectual life. Understanding how to ask a question and what order and a host of other information that you so freely impart….you are a great teacher.

    Please get well, God’s speed Joseph.

    Naomi

  6. Dr Farrell, you can make your transition later. We need you here with us, and I hope you’re recovering well and that your face is wet with Shilo kisses.

  7. Dearest Most Amazing Wonderful Beloved Generous Delightful Charming Joyous Fantastic Dr Farell

    Get Well Damnit!

    The World would not be the same without you.

    We adore you and glad you are on the mend !

    Sending healing love your way.

  8. Love to you, Joseph.
    Meditate on allowing yourself to let all the love in. You are so very worthy even if you don’t always think so… only Shiloah knows for sure. Kathleen

  9. Dear Dr. Farrell

    Very sad to hear about your troubles. I myself have had four heat attacks and was able to recover with the aid of bypass surgery and stents. The LAD (widow maker) was the most serious and put me down for a few weeks, but I recovered from that too. So, don’t be discouraged it is normal to feel weak after these episodes but rest and the help you can rely on from all the well wishers and the supernatural assistance available should give you the strength to go ahead. I will share another heart attack story. During the last episode I was on the table undergoing a procedure to place a stent in my heart. My wife was keeping our family appraised of the situation and when she explained to our 5 year old grandson what was happening he listened silently. She asked him if he wanted to send some good wishes to grandpa and he replied immediately “ I want to send him an angel of consciousness”. I am forwarding that Angel to you now so that you will relax and recover as soon as possible and return to your usual life.

  10. Wow Dr Farrell, we might have thought 2020 and 2021 were challenging years; you have certainly had an ominous start to 2022. Thank goodness God was looking down on you and your wonderful friends were able to assist. Please take care of yourself and I wish you a speedy recovery.
    Best regards.

  11. Hi Joseph: Grateful to be able to wish a fellow Capricorn another Happy Birthday … a very special one indeed, and the gift of life to be thankful for. May there be many good years and blessings ahead for you and Shiloh to celebrate together!

  12. Dearest Professor Farrell,
    What joy to have you still among us! God be praised!
    God bless the DeHart family.
    What comfort to see so many people loving you.
    My husband could not believe what some people wrote: “Someone else just like you!”
    God grant you many years!
    What a story! What an experience!
    Thank you, Professor, for all your work.

  13. Wow! I am so glad you are still with us! Thank you for all that you do, Doc. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and know that you are loved. Praise God!
    Chris in CO

    1. All of these postings seem to say the same thing:
      “We love you.”
      All of us out here in Cyberville have become addicted to the drug that you provide. That drug is Truth.
      We can not lose you now!
      Follow all doctor’s orders to ensure your recovery.
      Save one—no jabs! (Early on in this mess a fellow physician friend had 2 stents occlude 3 days post-jab.)
      Get better and take no short cuts along the way.
      We will all be here when you and Shiloh return.

  14. Katherine Szabo

    Dear Joseph, thank God you are home and recovering. Prayers are continually coming your way. We were all so concerned and worried. I, too am recovering from surgery and have been visualizing God holding us in His hands. We are His and he loves us.
    Take your time and take it slow. We want to keep you for a long time.
    Karhmandu

  15. Thanks for putting your precious time and energy into this update, Joseph. I’m sorry you’re in this situation, but glad that things went as well as they did at the hospital and that they were able to identify and take care of the widow-maker before it took you out. Please take care of yourself first right now — your work is always appreciated, but can wait until you are more stable. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I hope that you and Shiloh can enjoy some extra time together while you’re healing.

  16. Dear Dr. Farrell,
    Prayers and best wishes for a full recovery. Take all the time necessary to heal; we care about you, the person, not the ‘content creator’. Of course you are indeed admired for your multifaced insights but you get my point; many of us in this community think of you as both a mentor and a friend, and our reaction to this latest news is one of concern and love for a beloved companion. May the grace of the Holy Spirit be with you.

    Ian K

  17. Glad you were only required to have angioplasty, instead of open heart surgery. May want to consider switching to nicotine patches in place of the cig smoking, which was likely a causal factor in the vein blockage. Might consider doing what Joe Rogan recommends: use a floatation tank filled with magnesium enriched (Epsom Salt) water. Good luck!

  18. Ludwig Von Bearsnout

    Hi Doc,

    You just take it cool and slow for awhile and, when you’re ready, we’ll all be here to cheer you on. This is another chapter in your life full of new challenges and opportunities and growth. Remember to reassess how you feel every three months for a year. Do what you need to do and remember—- you have an enormous number of people praying for you!

    Sincerely,

    Ludwig Von Bearsnout

  19. I am so glad you are doing better Dr. Farrell. God and Jesus were with you as well as our thoughts and prayers.

    Rest up, get well and get your strength back. Shiloh will no doubt help in any and every way she can.

  20. You are beloved by Creation. Everything is appropriate and therefore you are; ….still gracing us with your conscious presence. So too, your healing is also just as appropriate. It’s good to see that your friends have given you such wise bodily counsel. I enjoy Dr. Cowan, Dr. Mercola, …Sayer Ji’s, book Regenerate, is a great source for hope that mindset towards restoration of health; and his Green Med. Info. site has a mountain of research to substantiate the amazing healing powers of the body. So does Dr. Mercola. I’ve included a link about magnesium and it’s vital nature; it is called the matchstick for our systems electro/chemical interactions. In the link there are several videos included, that will explain the electo- magnetic nature of our human system. Structured water is such a vital component of any health endeavor. There’s a site called Dancing With Water and the beautiful souls there will explain waters power; they do a great job expanding on the 4th phase of water’s principles, taught by Pollack and Ling… they include techniques to improve the EZ, ( exclusion zone ) within the arteries and vessels. Cowan’s… Human Heart Cosmic Heart, gets to the bottom line about the magnetic crystalline nature of water and it’s relationship to blood propulsion . Weston A. Price has it’s Nourishing Traditions, for dietary knowledge. Most of all I wish you hours of laughter …. a most powerful healing tool… Three Stooges, Marx Brothers, WC Fields movies, ( my favorite is ..International House)…George Carlin, Little Rascals, Looney Tunes, and Popeye… I also enjoy the old radio show Amos and Andy… (from before the days of politically acceptable motivated laughter)…
    Get out in the sun and get in some full body sun bathing…( in the raw); and definitely look into Infra Red Light Therapy…
    Here’s a shot of love and gratitude…✌🏼❤️🙏

    https://www.elektramagnesium.com.au/ionic-chelated-magnesium/

  21. Hi Joseph, I’ve been a lurker here for years and a great admirer of your work which has certainly affected my world view.
    Reading about your health issue has finally made me decide to sign up to the website, so I can pass on my best wishes for your recovery.
    Get well, look after yourself & keep fighting.
    Scott in NZ

  22. To a speedy recovery!

    Just found out what Daniel at Dark Journalist was talking about when he briefly mentioned a surgery during your vacation. Such are those [watch later recordings] and checked into Giza.

    One understands the awakening that occurs at a precipice between corporeal & ethereal Being.

    Richard

  23. good GOD, Dr. Farrell, I had no idea about this- may God continue to be with you and guide you through a very speedy recovery- soonest!

    Dr. Farrell (and all others reading this website) you must simply consider getting the medical device called BEMER (BioElectroMagneticEnergyRegulation)- it’s a device attached to a mat one puts under/on top of a mattress, on the floor, couch or arm chair and twice a day (each time 8 min.) lay on it-
    it not only frees the capillaries but clears the entire cardio-vascular system-

    I’ve had a BEMER for yrs; I used to have serious inner-vein problems in my legs but ever since I began using BEMER my phlebologist has given me a clean bill of health- this device WORKS!!!- my veins are clear again-

    one doesn’t see instant results but with time the results will come- I can attest to that-

    it’s a decision/investment for a life time and the only thing I regret is not having done it sooner!

    http://www.bemergroup.com

    Larry in Germany

  24. Dear Dr. Farrell, our hearts were also hurting but are much lighter now after hearing you are back home with Shilo. Take extra good care of yourself and know how much you are loved! Sending you love and positive energy to light up and lift up your spirit and health.

  25. Joseph,

    Just heard of your heart attack. I’m caring for my mother who is 101 with many of the same symptoms that you have. I also have a sister that has blockage like you and a leaky heart valve.

    I will pray for your continued recovery.

    We, I, have a tendency to take our youthful self for granted and think that we will continue on that level….we don’t. It’s very sobering.

    I’m thankful that you are still here.
    Love,
    Naomi

  26. You will recover. Prayed you would recover and God would bring you closer to him and give you greater wisdom to share. May you heal quicker and more thoroughly than the doctors predicted. And may you grow closer to and be protected and guided by God during these troubling times.

  27. Brittania young

    I love you Dr Farrell and are so thankful you are here with us in this time on this world. You have no idea how many countless nights I listen to your interviews when I go to sleep at night on my headphones just so that I can go to sleep because your knowledge, voice and personality make me feel comforted in this hard ,stressful and insane world. I totally understand having to restructure things I am having to do something of a restructure myself although different circumstances, but for health reasons as well. You are a very unique and gifted man and we all love you and I pray for you as well.

  28. I Thank God you are here. Will continue prayers for you. You have given so much to me and the whole community. You take care of you – and Shiloh of course. You have been a godsend. May he still be with you and watch over you.

  29. Very glad to read that you are still here.

    My prayers are with you.
    Wishing you the best recovery.

    Catherine Fitts has interviewed Thomas Cowan about the heart. Perhaps he has recommendations for recovery? https://home.solari.com/book-review-human-heart-cosmic-heart-by-thomas-cowan-md/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUCBEKO3IJc

    Arthur Firstenberg has documented a close connection between exposure to EMFs and heart issues. Are there places in your house that need EMF shielding?

      1. Stanford University researchers are identifying acoustics that create new Heart tissue! I keep thinking about Edgar Cayce’s statement about ‘sound would be the medicine of the future’. I believe much is really a reawakening to the power of sound, and that we now have the tools to take it further.
        “This image shows the ‘cymatics’, or geometric patterns created in heart cells when applying various sounds. In bio-acoustic sound medicine, it’s taught that sounds are imprinting every cell and science continues to prove this ancient axiom.
        Cardiologist Sean Wu, MD, PhD and Utkan Demirci, PhD, an acoustic bio-engineer uses acoustics to manipulate heart cells into intricate patterns. A simple change in frequency and amplitude puts the cells in motion, guides them to a new position, and holds them in place.
        Acoustics can create a form that resembles natural cardiac tissue. With sound they can create new tissue to replace parts of damaged hearts. Acoustics can be used in reconstructing other organ tissue and blood vessels.
        Sounds are use to create and harmonize, as well as clean and release. Both principles are used in science using high precision acoustical generators. The same principles can be applied safely by individuals using non-invasive, natural harmonic sounds, such as our voices and acoustic instruments.”
        Here is a link to the Stanford study: https://stanmed.stanford.edu/listening/innovations-helping-harness-sound-acoustics-healing.html

  30. So glad you’re still with us Dr Joseph. Sounds like the worst is over, the plumbing has been repaired and you’re at home recuperating with Shiloh. Much love to you, your health comes first, we will all be here for you. Look after yourself, take your time, and know that the village also has love for you and wishes you a speedy recovery.
    Tim & Arj

  31. I just had a cosmic sort of synchronistic thought! (2:30 a.m.!)

    By being on the phone with you, Joseph, at the critical time:

    Dr. DeHart sort of saved your heart! Get it? Dr.? Heart?? That:s awfully cosmic to me!

    Ok, maybe I’ve spent too much time reading Bain and Hoffman books…! But what a blessing!

    So very happy you’re home with Shiloh, Joseph, and on the mend!! We all love you and are so grateful to God and Dr. DeHart and his son’s, and John, Nancy and Abel and Jackie and friends and Gizars and Shiloh for being your constant guardian angels.

    Lots of love to you,

    Carla

  32. Take your time, Joseph. I do not want to see you busy around here untill you feel OK. It is absolutely fine if it means never. You owe nothing to nobody, sir.

  33. Glad you’re better Doc.
    Keep on improving, please. Keep on studying ways and means to help us all improve. Good folk to read and study – Gary Taubes, Nina Teicholz, Satchin Panda (mycircadianclock.com), Tim Noakes, Malcolm Kendrick, Ben Patrick, Tom Seyfried, Dom D’Agostino, careoncology.org

    1. Upon further review:
      Jan Fennell for Shiloh. She’ll love you for it. Gary Paulsen too. These are excellent recovery books, quick reads and will make ya cry in a good way.

      My Dad was one of first generation of pacemaker salesmen for Medtronic. I used to get to ride shotgun in his company car – ’67 fastback Impala with 327 – 4 barrel while he delivered to hospitals. Got to see open heart surgery at 6 when they did gruesome wide open stuff. This was after he sold for Wyeth and Upjohn (Pfizer today). Now look how I turned out. What I did gain was a respect for those who crush standard of care. After pacemakers he sold the first gen of endoscopes, transcutaneous nerve stimulators and others.

      Couple decades later, after excessive antibiotics and codeine I crashed and learned the meaning of iatrogenic. He had already passed but I sought head of immunology at his alma mater who straightened me out. With his advice and referral, I found docs to help me off all scripts and one who taught me to read. I still study all the ideas from all the docs I can. I was lucky enough to have Joe Mercola for my DO a couple years. Another doc from that time (who is still my doc) at some point recommended I read up on improving my attitude – my outlook.

      I found Norman Cousins. He played organ you know. Cousins addressed how our attitude makes our biology. He was senior editor at Saturday Review, avid organist, excellent tennis player and mostly hilarious guy. He got sick after a trip to Moscow (on diesel fumes he speculated) which eventually got him diagnosed ankylosing spondylitis – terminal back then. He suffered through maxxed out morphine and found Marx Bros bought him brief pain relief and sleep. That’s when he went full bore researching, experimenting and documenting with nation’s best doc overseeing. Through nutrition, will and constant attitude adjustment he not only survived, he reversed it. Ensuing arguments and proofs got him hired by UCLA Med school as first non-MD teacher. There he studied blood chemistry, terminal illness outcomes and optimal attitudes. He also suffered a heart attack and changed how standard of care for coronaries as well.

      He refused their prescription of complete bedrest. He walked. Previously myocardial infarct (MI) mortality was something like 80%. His arguments and research got them to change standard of care to include walking as soon as and as much as patients can do. Have known a few friends last 40 years who went through this aspect. They rarely walked before MI and after they rarely walked less than 2 miles a day. Mortality dropped radically. He also went on to change how they stress test. He documented that treadmills are inappropriately stressful. Wifi mounted monitoring while walking on a track is much better.

      Great guy. Forever in Norman Cousins’ debt. He was serious about humor. Got me to studying comics. One thing all the best have in common is huge humor libraries. They all study each other. Got me to read all of George Burns. One afternoon, I read about Burns on the golf course with Harpo. Think it was in “George Burns: All of My Best Friends.” Harpo was constantly on and crazier than in his movies. And he did carry and steal silverware constantly. I’ll wreck it but his one story got me. He lost Harpo toward the end of a round. Probably on the 17th hole. Harpo hit off into woods and disappeared looking for it. After waiting long enough, Burns went in to look. Found Harpo hangin upside down from a branch by his legs – peeing. At the time, I was in bad enough shape to appreciate what kind of athleticism, strength, will and timing it took to pull that off. I also busted a gut laughing. Shocked my wife. Made us both realize it’d been months since I laughed out loud.

      Hope you do better and better. Keep throwing those starfish back in the ocean one at a time. It makes all the difference and thank you again.

        1. Tim Noakes after he realized low fat, high carb is a killer. He developed diabetes and changed to low carb. He is still being persecuted for not following the low fat crowd.

          My husband fell into the carb loading for runners. I still can’t convince him not to even though Dr. Noakes who popularized it found it was a wrong path.

          Interesting video with carnivore only meat eaters: Carnivore Anecdotes | Mikhaila Peterson Podcast #69 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el1dyKjNbAo

          I had one of those horrible heart surgeries which was as you say… gruesome wide open stuff when I was 29. It took 2 years before I felt human again. ugh!

  34. Thankful to the Lord that you made it through the ordeal Dr. Farrell, and had wonderful friends to help you. Sending prayers up for you. I know Shiloh was confused, thinking of her too. Please rest for a speedy recovery. Thanks be to God. You are our Touchstone.

  35. For our dear Dr. Farrell: May your recover be complete for your own happiness and for the service you render to Humankind.

    For all members: Please, DONATE frequently and generously right now…and keep doing the following weeks!

  36. Thankful you’re still with us.

    My late husband had congestive heart failure with an ejection fraction of 10%. It is possible to improve that considerably. Long term the heart will be permanently weakened.

    The two things my late husband did, with the approval of his cardiac specialist at Cleveland Heart Clinic, was to take Co Q10 200mg and go to Cardiac Rehab. The heart is a muscle and when you’ve healed and regained some strength from the emergency, cardiac rehab has been shown to increase energy and longevity with this condition.

    Glad the hospital had alert doctors.

  37. Caríssimo Dr.Farrell! Que a Graça de Deus esteja convosco e a Virgem Maria intercede por seu pronto, breve e total restabelecimento nesta hora : SAÚDE, PAZ E BEM!

  38. It’s not your time yet, we are all so great full you are on the mend. You have started a great community here at giza death star and we still have a journey to go on together, plus in these crazy times we are in , you bring understanding meaning and wisdom also a tad of humour in trying to understand the world around us. Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Webber uk

  39. Joseph, just wanted to let you know I am very happy you are still with us. It is a scary event when this happens. I know several people who have had this same type of surgical procedure and it is way better than what they did in the past for heart attacks. One man i know has had 5 heart attacks at different times and he is still here…….another I know has had 3…….. and a neighbor has had 3 but the third one also included a mild stroke. The stint is a way to open up the artery passage so the blood can freely flow and all these people are doing just fine as far as living normally. It just takes time to get your strength back.

  40. Prayer for Protection

    In all my comings and goings and in dealing with
    protect me from all harm to body and soul,
    from any source, quarter, reason, accident, ailment, affliction,
    evil spell, spirit, intentions,
    person, use of technology or government policy,
    natural or man-made disaster.
    Protect me from my own self-doubts, worry and feelings.

    – Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

  41. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed update so soon after surgery. Very relieved to read that you came through the ordeal pretty well and that you had good friends helping you through it. You truly are a unique person with one-of-a-kind experiences and views. Prayers for your continued recovery.
    Best wishes, DonnaBean

  42. Sending all positive thoughts to you Dr. Farrell. I listen to your interviews past and present, vid chats, and read your books with rapt attention. I have learned so much and appreciate you and your work. Someone told me once people do best on what treatment they feel most comfortable with. Of course, that is predicated on hammering it out with the experts. I will look forward to updates as you improve and when you feel well rested.

  43. These enzyme measurements can only be so scientific. Lets hope you didn’t really have a heart attack. They can’t be 100% sure. You know that Dr. Farrell. Only you would know if you really had one. If you did then go ahead and get one of the devices in my opinion. It’ll zap you right back into shape when you start to have another one. They say sigint from Mars will start beeping through it in a faint morse code and then you must not talk to the physicians about it or they’ll diagnose you mentally ill in some way. This is just par for the course. I’m kind of kidding here. Phillip K Dick type humor aside I’m sure you will be doing well. Good luck and safe recovery.

    They would beep and you would just reply: “go ahead London” through coughing dashes and dots however you could. Except it to be circa 1942 London MI-6 workers experimenting with electromagnetic fields not some ET race, and you’ll have to explain to them we dropped the bomb and everything… You’ll be perfect to do it. They’ll understand what’s really going on in no time, and you’ll be doing the dashes and dots in your head the way they can hear it before long and maybe you can get them to forward on a document or two in their possession about Hess or what have you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrSg4JqA6-w

    On a serious note. I hear these machines are fine. People only joke about them. They save lives. I hope you’re doing well.

  44. I’m glad your home, Joseph. Please take care of yourself and take as much rest and time off as you need. God bless you, Shiloh, and our fellow Gizars.

  45. Dear DR Farrell, So glad that you are on the mend and we are praying for you from Australia x Sending you healing and strength, peace and time to regain and restore.
    Best of wishes and of health to you, and may our prayers lift you into strong healing.
    Ady.

  46. Dear Dr. Farrell – God Bless You Sir, know that you are admired, respected and loved more than the outpouring of best wishes from your members can express. Your brilliance, humanity, integrity and compassion are a unique gift to us all. We need you. Get well soon and don’t worry about us, we will all be here for you as long as we are blessed by your presence in our lives.

    Ed

  47. I never comment on blog posts or in the forum, so I’m left out of the loop (shame on me), so thanks for the update, Joseph. Welcome home and rest up. Take all the time you need.
    Love and prayers for you and Shiloh.
    Jay

  48. Greetings Joseph. Had some thoughts that you were endangered and tried make it not so with much life energy sent to assist if it were true. Your contributions to my life are precious and I am VERY happy your still on the planet. Will continue to support you with you knowing we love you for who you are, and encouraging you to do it your way going forward. We will keep showing up. USA.1939.

  49. I am sorry to hear this Joseph, but I am glad that you are recovering. Thank you for all your hard work over the years, and for the many books you have written, of which, I have several. You are very valued, and an inspiration to more people than you know.
    Take time to take care of yourself, and may good health and happiness be closer than you think.

  50. My prayers and special thoughts go out to you.
    You have been a bright and shining star for all of us.
    May you heal strongly and continue to be a beacon of light to all.
    Evelyn

  51. My prayers will continue to go out to you through this time. I may have only been a member for 3 years now but there is no other community and voice that takes its time and patience responding to all the questions we have better than you.

    You are a man of integrity who truly cares to understands the importance of deep meaningful conversation and an attempt to save the culture. This alone will keep me a member however long it takes for you to fully recover. The blogs and vidchats are not important now, we will be here for you when you are ready.

    It made me thrilled to read Shiloh was there for you anxiously waiting your return with love.

    I will continue to pray for you throughout my daily routine. You have taught me more than you know and I will be here in any capacity I can.

    All the best, your friend,

    Blake : BCNick22

  52. I am overjoyed you are still here. I am also very thankful you have many intelligent people who have given some very cogent advice under this post. Fight the good fight Sir. Not only do we need you, we would all miss you very much. For a shy kinda guy, you have thousands who you have never met that love you and the way you think, the way you write and your sense of humor. So much would be lost in the world…

    Fair winds, Sir.

  53. Joseph, I will pray for your speedy recovery. I will not give advice on what to do as there are many already here those who have done that. Just rest and rethink your life as best you can and slow up the schedule and maybe long walks.
    JK

  54. Sending you my thoughts and prayers for a full recovery Joseph. Please rest and take care of yourself however long it takes. We will be here no matter how long it takes.

    God Bless…

  55. Philipp from Alberta

    Dear Joseph,
    I am so relieved knowing that you have made it through and back home recovering. My dad had a heart attack recently and he too had a stent placed.

    Please take the time to recover. As long as you need. We will still be here, I know I will. Praying for you and wishing you well.

    You have had a tremendous impact on my both spiritual and intellectual journeys.

    Eat well, listen to music and rest, rest… rest.

    Philipp

  56. Dr. Joseph O. Farrell:
    I read you have had some heart issues. I have read a number of your books and hope/know you are going to write more. You have a good heart and hope to know you are better. INHO to increase the chances of a strong healthy heart may I offer this suggestion: Find on Google and Read the book: Diet for a Strong Heart by Michio Kushi. Cost you under $10.00…delivered. If you do that I can help you through the process of a great recovery. Check out my website: http://www.davidsnieckus.com and/or video you tube, Before you Medicate: Pain’s soliloquy. You may find this interesting. The best to you and in your future endeavors.
    Peace bro’
    David Snieckus
    Macrobiotic Counselor and Chef
    p.s. for a quick introduction to a healthier diet call my cell
    C 203-518-1723

  57. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from Dr. Farrell’s research.
    …BUT…and don’t hate on me…everytime I watch Dr. Joe on Dark Journalist and see him chain smoking and drinking carboys of soft drinks…I cringe…and just wait for the shoe to drop…which it has.
    May I strongly recommend that you take Dr. Linus Pauling’s research into heart conditions …to heart, as it were. Humans lack the ability to make vitamin C endogenously. If we were not messed with, our normal daily supply would be around 10 grams, direct into the blood from the liver. Taken orally we only absorb about 10-15 %.
    WHY is this important? Because C (along with a few other aminos like Proline and Lysene) make collagen, which is the scaffolding for cell membranes, for the lining of your veins and arteries. Keeps them elastic and smooth.
    Without this, they become weakened by small lesions. Bacteria invade the smooth lining. The body sends in cholesterol to spackle patch the lesions. The fatty patch builds up creating bumps in the walls which then start interfering with blood flow, and soon enough, your arteries are blocked. Voilà. And here we are. Cholesterol is necessary and your friend; don’t blame it.

    I was a Roto-Rooter service man so this subject is ironic to me. The swirling swastika blades of angioplasty is a crude short term (money maker) fix by nutrition ignorant medical system. Too often stents block up again in short time. This is a quick patch and you are not getting to the root.

    You need to look up the Pauling-Rath protocol for high dose C. Pauling (the only man to ever get TWO Nobel Prizes) was no slouch. He too had heart problems but after research into the (suppressed) literature, began high dose C, and added 20 more good years to this life.

    Want to get caught up fast? I recommend Primal Panacea for excellent easy to read overview. Also Practicing Medicine Without a License.
    Buy the books…great… but they are so valuable I made them PDF for quick research. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1i8J5w-EWsR9vKqS6aqQCPB-nIS2B3eKk

    If you’ve read this far, Dear Reader, please also avail yourself of this info.

    You’ve certainly got the brains Joseph. Don’t fall for the surgery etc. These conditions can be reversed.

    1. I totally agree. Orthomolecular biologist Andrew Saul has a great website called DoctorYourself.com. He is a huge proponent of Linus Pauling PhD, Abram Hoffer PhD, MD and other’s research on the critical importance of vitamins and minerals in our diets and especially large amounts of vitamin C. This last year on FB Andrew Saul was very vocal about the ” Cerveza Sickness” (as I have heard it called) and not long after that, he announced he was retiring and that there were people who would be continuing the page. When I went on the FB page soon after his announcement everything was in GERMAN ! It was all very strange. The FB page has been removed but his webpage is still working and the book mentioned along with other books can be purchased there. Also there are many free articles and research papers on health topics.

    2. Yep. Pauling was the man.
      Lots more added to that today and more every day.
      Much of cv1984 advice goes along with these improvements.
      A
      C
      E
      Zinc
      Selenium
      D3
      K2
      Mg Citrate
      Proteolytic enzymes
      B50
      Quercetin
      Melatonin
      Cod liver oil
      Coconut, olive, avocado oils
      Butter
      Organ meats
      Yogurt
      Saur kraut
      and on

  58. Dear Joseph,
    I am so upset to hear this news, yet at the same time so relieved you are still with us. Gizars absolutely cannot face 2022 without you! Please rest well and know that you are loved beyond measure by all of your Gizars and their furry friends. I, for one, can never express how much your work and your guidance has changed my life for the better, my journey to Orthodoxy most of all. Love, Joan and Bear (the rescued doxie).

  59. LaurentRawlings

    Dr. Farrell –

    Thank you for being. I know not if you are, or are not, a fan of Dr. Tiller, but it is in that posture that I say, most sincerely, thank you for your “courage to be.”

    Your work has been most meaningful and comforting to my mind and heart.

    Thank you 🙏🏼 Healing and all good things to you.

  60. You are, and will remain, in my prayers.
    This will come down the road but cardio rehab will be brought up, as someone who has had recent experience
    with all this, if you have the means I heartily (no pun intended) recommend it. You will be able to push
    yourself while being monitored by experts. It did wonders for my confidence !

  61. Robertus_Maximus

    Hi Joseph,

    Glad you’re back recovering. Hope to hear you back on the Internet when you’re ready. I’m also glad someone looked after Shiloh so she can look after you.

    Robert

  62. Hello Joseph,
    I know I don’t comment all the time, but I read your site everyday. I don’t want to make this long, (and forgive me if it is) but I know exactly what you went through. I myself, at the age of 50 had a heart attack while I was getting a C-5 Galaxy engine unloaded off my flatbed. I used to drive 18 wheelers. This happened in San Antonio at Kelly AFB. This was in 2005. I too had a stent put in & it was also the widow maker that was blocked. I was in the hospital for 5 days. So many interesting things happened to me in the hospital, but I just can’t relate them all here, as it would take a book. One thing I will mention though is on day 4 the doctor came to my room & said to me, “If you don’t take these prescription drugs we’re recommending, you are going to die.” They had given me 4 different ones to take. Two of which were Plavix & Lipitor. I forgot the other two. Being the first time having a heart attack & being somewhat scared I took the drugs. But having just lost my job & the drugs costing (in 2005) around $600 a month, I just couldn’t afford them. I went to a health food store & spoke with a lady & she told me all the herbs that are good for someone who has had a heart attack. Hawthorne berries being one of the best. She also gave me a book, “Why animals don’t get heart attacks, but people do.” by Dr. Matthias Rath. I would highly recommend this book.
    All this to say, it is 2022, I will be 67 shortly, & I have felt great ever since my heart attack & having taken no drugs the whole time, just vitamins & herbs. I do take a couple of low dose aspirin every day. I know you will get better. This is my faith, & what I personally did. I in no way am suggesting a person should not take drugs, if that is the way they are so led. We are all different unique human beings.
    It was great that I got to meet you in Bastrop, TX at the conference. A real highlight in my life.
    God Bless You, get some needed rest, & everything will work out just fine. Take care my friend.

  63. I am sorry to hear you went through all this, Dr. Farrell. Take time for rest and rejuvenation. We will be patient, take care of yourself. You are very blessed to be home from the hospital and recovering with those who love and care for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  64. Robert Barricklow

    Thanks to the grace of God you made it thorough that valley of death!
    My prayers continue that your recovery is sure and swift.
    Looking forward to your blogs and vid-chats.

  65. If you need anything let me know. Haven’t seen you in awhile. I’ve been working up to 128 hrs/wk with Tommy then otherwise isolating because of him and the CovidCrud. Hope you got his Christmas card. So glad to hear you made it home.

    John C. King
    918-633-1223

  66. I am elated to know you are better and at home and I’m sure Shiloh is thrilled! The most important thing now is to rest and take care of yourself. Our whole paradigm changes with health issues so don’t feel pressured to be on the schedule you were on. We are all still here and not going anywhere so just take care of yourself.

  67. Well this is a VERY shocking take on the old expression ‘surviving the holidays’… Glad that you have the oomph to get back to good health and to this website because there are so many of us who have missed the banter! Please know that far away people are hoping for your rapid recovery and wishing you well ❤️ from Finland 🇫🇮

  68. I am so relieved at, and grateful for this update. God’s
    Mercy in our time of crisis is indeed as extraordinary as it is powerful. I Will continue to stand for your recovery and pray for Uncreated Energies to shine in you and upon you.

  69. Thank goodness you are home. dr. Farrell. By the way Happy Healthy Birthday doc!!!! and this time, I think I can speak for all gizars here, we fill the gravity and profound meaning of these words.

  70. Although I’m not an active member of the community here, I still want to wish you the blessings you need to come out of this okay. You truly are a national treasure as Craig said above. Heal well!

  71. Dearest Dr. Farrell,
    Wonderful to hear from you and what a journey you experienced. It is important to take time and slow down to get back your strength and health. You are well loved and supported by family and friends and the gizer community. It is really scary to go through a medical crises. Take one day at a time and keep doing that over and over ,before you know it your health and strength will return . All that you require will flow to you over very calm seas and perfect self expression. So grateful you are home and on the recovery road. Welcome home.

  72. Your post today was a delightful sign of the return to normal. Rest relax and be confident all is well. The human body is a remarkable creation that heals itself.

  73. So good to hear that you are back home again and to hear of Shilohs happiness to see you back home with her. I had a bypass surgery on my heart some years ago and got some medication before and after the surgery. I also learned of a mixture of lemon, ginger and garlic which I have made and had a glass every morning to help clean the blood vessels. My doctor was surprised of the good effect it has on my cholesterol.
    You will continue to be in my prayers!
    Erik, the Swede.

  74. My best wishes Joseph.

    Even if I am not quite a regular poster on your site, and not even an American, I do look with great interest to your views in various problems and respect them as well.

    I hope you will recover fast and manage to keep the problem under control, and look forward for more posts after you’ll get back on your feet.

    Best of health and good luck

  75. It was so good to see your update this morning and thank you for sharing it. You are a treasure to all of us and (even those of us “silent” ones who don’t usually post). My family and I continue to keep in our thoughts and prayers for a full and complete recovery.

    Oh, glorious Trinity, I praise Thee and give Thee thanks for the numberless benefits Thou has bestowed and continue to bestow on our dear friend, Joseph. Shelter him and keep him in your loving embrace. Praise be to God.

  76. I’m relieved to see things are improving for you. While you have been a seer for many years I feel our journey is just beginning. We’re all going to need vision moving forward. You hang tough in you recovery and we’ll hang with you.
    All my best wishes for a speedy recovery,
    “Jetlag”

  77. Dear Joseph,
    Please get plenty of rest and lots of sleep and take it very easy for the next few months – at your own pace and timetable.
    2022 is a year of new starts, new beginnings and new directions. We all need to embrace it and leave the last chaotic 2 years behind us.

  78. anakephalaiosis

    Before looney tunes, there were Holbein cartoons, dancing tango with skeleton man:
    http://www.dodedans.com/Exhibit/Holbein/Full/hollar-12-stor.jpg

    Holbein cartoons were popular during the Reformation, and Pope Satan didn’t like them.

    Prankster Holbein could face inquisition banishment for this one, which is true today also:
    http://www.dodedans.com/Exhibit/Holbein/Full/proof-06-stor.jpg

    Of course, one should try, to avoid laughing so hard, that one pops off.

  79. You are the only person I have ever encountered who could write such an interesting story of what sounds like a terribly difficult experience. I totally admire your courage in facing all this and then having the capacity to write to the community! incredible! I am very glad you will take the time to heal… and that Shiloh is by your side… she is an amazing dog, from what I can tell from her vocalizations..I particularly liked her commentary at the end of the 2021 wrap-up with C.A. Fitts! That was a great conversation… your presence is definitely required during this “war” we are dealing with. So will look forward to your strength returning. Thanks for sharing your update. Very inspiring… about strength, faith and resilience… Blessings Dr Farrell!

    1. Wanted to add that your comments about Gnosticism in the discussion with Fitts in the 2021 wrap-up seem very intriguing and I would look forward to more on how you would use that frame to discuss the current situation… seemed to be inspired…

  80. You’re in my thoughts and daily prayers Dr Farrell. Take good care of yourself. We will all be here patiently waiting for your return to better health. Thank you for all that you have added to my life.

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