Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Barney Folger's life was saved by orthomolecular nutrition in 1997 after refusing to lay down for a fourth heart surgery. Since then, Barney formed ASH and thousands of lives have been saved.
ASH Founder Barney Folger
In 1997, at the age of 53, land developer Barney Folger of Marietta, Georgia, was being scheduled for his fourth heart surgery since being diagnosed with heart disease in 1990.
To fully understand what was going through Barney's mind after being told by his cardiologists that they needed to operate on his heart again, one must appreciate the months of agony associated with post-operative recovery. Rather than endure another heart surgery, Barney put his clothes back on and went home. The last words from his cardiologists after he fired them and walked out the door was, "You could die, Barney."
But Barney knew that the next surgery would kill him. "Now I had to find a way to save my life," Barney recalls. Several weeks later Barney was talking to a good friend, who happened to be a doctor, about his most recent health-related turn of events. Realizing that Barney had decided he would rather die than survive another operation, his doctor friend described to him a protocol that could reverse his otherwise terminal heart disease. "He explained that many doctors use vitamins and minerals to avoid open heart surgery and that they rarely prescribe the same treatment to their patients."
Thankful for the tip and his friend's candor, but shocked by the revelation that effective alternatives to open heart surgery were common knowledge among doctors' circles, Barney began investigating and discovered the world of orthomolecular nutrition, and the work of doctors Brewer, Pauling, Warburg and others.
His doctor friend later confirmed what Barney's research had uncovered: That it was for purely economic reasons the public was "prescribed" bypass operations at $50,000 each instead of vitamins and minerals costing one-tenth of one percent of that amount.
Since regaining his own health through the supplemental regimen currently being offered through ASH, Barney, healthy at 65, has been driven to inform as many people as possible about the life-saving protocols of orthomolecular nutrition.