Aajonus’s Life Purpose – Stated Clearly
“To help reverse disease and facilitate healthier lives and a more peaceful world for those interested.”
When I approached Aajonus in 2004 to set up the WeWant2Live.com site, I asked him his Mission. He gave me the one sentence you see above.
Now in 2013 I look at that one sentence statement. He DID live by this statement. He also gave anyone who is not interested the immediate right to exit from the page or discussion, with no blame or shame.
On these pages I will occasionally put up some feedback from “those interested”. If someone not interested comes along, they are invited to exit from this page right away. There is no harm and no controversy in this statement as far as I can see and as far as any of the thousands of people whose lives he did improve.
Here is a remembrance by Luke Deasy, speaking at the memorial held for Aajonus in Los Angeles: WxEfnCr3rIU
Here is Aajonus telling his story, in 3 parts:
part 1 http://youtu.be/IOyLEO2xoLw
part 2 http://youtu.be/lxmmgrUHzxo
part 3 http://youtu.be/KY3XofXfEWY
“Memorial and Tribute to Aajonus Vonderplanitz”
I will miss him and I already do!
The loss of Aajonus greatly saddens me and leaves my heart heavy. I believe Aajonus had something to offer humanity that no other person has been able to touch upon. Aajonus had a gift. Regardless of what you may think of him or his non-conventional ways, Aajonus had a gift. He had great intelligence and knowledge! He was self-taught through experience and study. He knew what he knew and he knew it well! He was a force to be reckoned with. Aajonus earned his honorary PhD many times over in the due diligence he gave to his specialty.
I will miss hearing his voice on the telephone. I will miss his confident and calm advice about health and healing using the simplest of foods. Knowing that somehow he had my back, made me feel good and safe. Someone I could turn to, who thought out-side the box, someone who used non-toxic means, who used food as medicine as Hippocrates intended. I find it coincidental that he broke his back, when I felt like he had my back – always there, whether through e-mail or telephone call!
Whether I wanted to take his advice or not, Aajonus had a unique perspective simple in application. A perspective filled with wisdom and experience. Raw living food from the earth, organic, fresh, and local. Milk. Butter and honey. No-salt cheese. Eggs. Meat. Lemon and lime. Clay. Coconut. Fruit. Vegetable juice.
There are many people we meet in this life that come and go, sometimes without notice by us as to their where abouts. With Aajonus, I know he is gone. I know the ways in which he made a mark in my life. How I think of food and the healing powers it offers will be forever indelibly etched in my brain. The fear of bacteria is gone. The ubiquitous nature of chemicals in our toxic world is more concerning.
Lately, I think of him often. The simple, daily use of my ceramic knives and solid wood cutting board reminds me of him.
I am thankful that I was able to know him and consult with him on many occasions! He was there for me during a life-threatening miscarriage which caused me to hemorrhage uncontrollably dropping my blood count down to 4.9 – ICU critical. His simple, yet effective advice to get my hemoglobin back up was fresh, raw, bison liver, raw milk and raw honey shakes. Drink them until I am sick of them he told me – and I did. It took about a week and I was sick of them. When the hematologist saw my blood soon thereafter, she was amazed at how good it looked. She asked what I had done and I told her about the raw liver shakes. She was surprised. We do what we do to get better. It’s really quite simple.
I remember the time I had the flu and was achy all over. I used a hot rubber water bottle on my back with two organic shirts between. Regular tap water was used to fill the water bottle. I placed the water bottle on my low achy back with the two shirts in-between and slept overnight. The next morning my back seemed unusually bothersome. I asked my husband to look at it, and he said, “What did you do.” Apparently, my back was red and inflamed. Over the next few days, I applied raw honey and raw aloe vera gel straight from the plant to soothe the area, but the skin started to bubble, pus, and turn black, necrotic, and severely painful. It was a Saturday and I went to the local Care Clinic for an opinion. When the doctor on call saw my back, she gasped in disbelief and asked what I had done. She suggested I go to the burn center for my skin to be scrubbed, etc… She took a sample of the area which tested positive for Staphylococcus Aureus – aka, staph infection. The necrotic black skin which looked like a 3rd degree burn had receded into my back by at least 3 millimeters or more. It was oozing pus, greenish, yellowish, and black skin, and downright painful! My children and husband shuttered at the site of it. The doctor wanted me on antibiotics immediately for the staph infection. I explained to her and her assistant that if I took the antibiotics it would kill all the good bacteria in my body and this infection is localized to my back. The doctor apologized to me saying she was not trained in natural medicine and all she knows is drugs. She didn’t know how to help me other than antibiotics and a burn center. I thanked her and left the office. I immediately got home and emailed Aajonus with pictures telling him I tested positive for a staph infection. Aajonus immediately got back with me and over the next few weeks, we exchanged numerous emails. He said he has seen this type of chemical burn only once or twice before where the person is burning from the inside out with the release of toxins. He explained, “Staphylococcus are responsible for consuming death and damaged tissue by chemical or heat burn, or abrasion. If you did not have them, you would probably have leprosy. Congratulations, you have the correct bacteria.” He said the staph infection was good; it was there to eat the dead necrotic skin. He said the hot water bottle did NOT burn my back; the warmth of the water bottle drew toxins like mercury, aluminum and formaldehyde to the area. He said: “Physics of a heat burn from a hot water bottle would not be 2nd-4th degrees variations like yours. You have a chemical burn that coincided with your use of the hot water bottle. The hot water bottle could never have caused that without your knowing it. If you want to know the truth to that, simply apply a match to your back that would cause a burn. Would you feel it? That much heat that would cause 2nd-4th degrees burns you would know. However, chemical burns are much more insidious. Because they damage nerves, often people do not know that they have chemical burns until they are apparent.” Aajonus said, “it was probably the detoxification of tetanus injection(s) at sometime in your life.” Aajonus’ advice and remedy was simple and very effective – clay poultice. And so I made the clay wet with good quality mineral water and applied it to my back covered with a wet cloth then plastic and a dry cloth wrapped tight with a belt around my waist. Within the first 12 hours the green, yellowish pus filled blisters were subsiding. The clay was neutralizing the heavy metals and drawing out the toxins. It took 24 hours a day and 43 days later sleeping on my belly for weeks on end, and new skin was finally visible in the area where once black, green, and yellow, pus filled blisters and sores appeared. It was nothing short of miraculous, the simple yet effective treatment of wet clay! After new skin arrived, applications of raw honey, raw butter and raw coconut oil were used to feed the new skin. Aajonus looked forward to seeing the photos as the wound changed and healed! Today my scar gets noticed, people asking if it’s a tattoo. Some people see different animal images in it. My scar reminds me of Aajonus, a battle wound as my body cleans itself out. I am forever thankful that Aajonus helped me through that painful and stressful time. What would I have done without his knowledge?
I thank Aajonus for his enduring spirit and tenacity for Food Freedom, for Truth, and for Fighting what is right and for what is wrong in our society!
He was one person fighting thousands.
Was he perfect, No. But, no one is.
Will he live on, Yes. In the minds of many, I believe Aajonus’ message will become stronger and louder. And with the help of many, I believe his teachings will continue.
I am sad to think that in his last hours he suffered great pain, so much so, that pain killers were needed. I understand his pain and I am glad the pain killers gave him immediate and necessary relief. He began life painfully in the early years of his parent’s home and unfortunately, sadly, his life ended painfully, tragically. It is sometimes hard to make sense of why things happen the way they do. It seems, if we look back in history, that those with the greatest minds and the most to offer our human race die much younger than necessary and way before their time.
Was his life cut short, Yes! Did he have more to offer humanity, Yes! Did he deserve to die the way he died, No! Will I forget him, Never! And yes, I miss him!
I would have liked to have seen him grow old and even wiser with a peaceful presence about him feeling assured that he did all he could to help others.
He had the clearest blue eyes I have ever seen! A testament to his belief in the healing powers of raw primal food!
With love and gratitude,
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Here is one, quoted from www.originallivingcoconut.com :
I am writing this with a very heavy heart. My dear friend and teacher Aajonus Vonderplanitz just recently passed away. He was on his 2nd floor balcony at his home in Thiland when it gave way. He suffered a broken back and internal bleeding and passed at the hospital.
As many of you know my story, I have been following Aajonus’s Primal Diet for 7 1/2 years. Not only have I regained my health, but Aajonus has inspired me and changed the direction of my life. I will forever be indebted to him and I am truly blessed to have known him. Not only has he helped me but he has helped others in my family (my husband, my kids & their families & my brothers).
A pioneer of the raw food movement, Aajonus has paved the way for many. He first introduced the Primal Diet through his books, We Want to Live and A Recipe for Living Without Disease. His teachings didn’t stop there, he made DVDs and wrote newsletters, gave lectures, appeared on TV talk shows, radio shows etc. He has accompished so much I cant even begin to name them all. He was an activist for the raw milk movement. He spearheaded the abolition of California’s ban of raw milk sales in stores. He gave countless hours of his time to help defend farmers against raw milk lawsuits. He has helped thousands of people regain their health over the many years.
The last time I saw Aajonus was in June when he came out to the farm with Jeff Slay for a few days visit. We took him on a tour so he could see the progress we made over the past year. He was so excited about his Home and Wellness Center in Thiland and shared his virtual tour with us as it was being built. We had so much fun I didnt want them to leave.
“I don’t typically ever check Facebook first thing in the morning. But, yesterday morning, for some reason…I did. And there it was…a post about Aajonus’s passing.
If you’re not familiar, Aajonus Vonderplanitz was another breed of human…a guru-warrior in a class all his own. He traveled the world for years, teaching raw food as medicine…raw meat, raw dairy, raw honey, raw vegetable juices, etc. The number of people’s lives that he served is dwarfed only by the profound degree to which his service affected them.
I am one of those people.
I discovered his work during the fall of 2007. And, quite literally, everything changed. His teachings of physical health, for me, have had an affect that has reached far beyond the physical, carrying over into my mental, emotional and spiritual lives as well. For it was because of his work that I realized my symbiotic relationship with all of the physical world; and from that, my fear of being victimized by my own body–vanished, just like that. He taught me to look deeper into what motivated me, to see my addictions clearly–and disarm them. Because Aajonus Vonderplanitz existed…I am a stronger man, a better man.
The bravery in his work was profound. For, to say that he went “against the grain” would be the understatement of the millennium. He taught that we are our own doctors. He taught that through the right combinations of nothing more that raw foods, our health can become robust–quite literally. He taught that our bodies are programmed to be healthy and full of vigor; and it is only because of our culture’s choice to use industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and processed/conventionally produced foods that we now suffer from all manner of disease. And, his track record with all varieties of patients (novice to terminal) speaks for itself. Simply stated, when his patients followed his word, they just got better.
He brought life and hope to many.
His legacy lives on in every one of his patients. I am his legacy. The work that I am able to do because of the new strength that I feel…his legacy. The growing sense of freedom and sovereignty that expands inside of me every day…his legacy.
I love you Aajonus. And although you are deeply and profoundly missed, I smile at the thought of the peace your warrior’s heart must now be experiencing.
’til we meet again…”
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