In my 30 year career as a nurse and natural therapist I’ve always wanted to know what makes the difference between seriously ill people who survive and those who don’t. I’ve discovered that those who survive against the odds, use different therapies from standard medical treatment.

I interviewed dozens of people from 7 different countries who successfully used different therapies to recover. They really wanted to tell their story to help others who are in the situation they were once in. They were so generous in agreeing to reveal their stories and I’m thrilled and privileged to help bring them to light. The stories show how treatment options do exist even if an illness is judged ‘incurable’, and recovery is possible, but, often no one dares to believe it.

A devastating diagnosis is overwhelming; the last thing you feel like doing at that point is investigating treatment options other than doctor’s recommendations. In Good News for People with Bad News, I’ve done the legwork for you. The stories show how many effective medical, nutritional and natural therapies there are out there. When you see people surviving from pancreatic cancer, you realise there must be something worth knowing about. 


Standard treatments too often fail, while lesser known approaches often achieve what standard medical treatment cannot. There really are many scientifically-proven therapies available you don’t hear about, so there is always a choice of treatment. My core message is to encourage people to take control of the treatment of their illnesses and investigate other avenues, especially if their current treatment is not working.

Too many people are suffering for the want of better treatment. Worse, it is a well known fact in the medical profession that thousands of people around the world die every day because of their treatment. It’s time for people to go to their doctors and ask for different treatment. We have to start educating our doctors and tell them what we want.

I really like the research coming out of Stanford University in the US about successfully treating disease:

“To properly treat illness, the cause has to be found, different treatment approaches used, the patient manages their own treatment and health professionals share their knowledge (and divide authority) to achieve the best outcome for the patient.”

Integrative medicine is beginning to become standard and often best practice. Illnesses can be complex and we often need to try more than one treatment. These approaches can get to the root of a problem, helping a person not only recover but thrive. Drugs, radiation and surgery are not the only course. Knowing this is the starting point. Don’t accept ‘incurable’. Look further, there are treatments available, proven to be highly effective and safe. Find one of the growing number of doctors practising integrative medicine.

No matter how much you believe in any single treatment, putting your eggs all in one basket may not get the result you need, especially when you have been told there’s no more treatment available for you. People who reach out to a variety of treatments are the ones who are most likely to recover. There’s so much scientifically proven treatment out there that you might never find out about unless you go looking. Good News for People with Bad News helps you start that journey.

Listen to Nyema’s interview about her experience of writing such a book, with Hay House after releasing the second edition:mp3-=7_zuM