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Joost: ‘I’m going to live a long time’

  • 06 Sep 2013
Joost van der Westhuizen is battling motor neuron disease Joost van der Westhuizen is battling motor neuron disease

Joost van der Westhuizen believes he is healthy and that the damage caused by motor neuron disease can be repaired.

You magazine reveals that the former Bok scrumhalf spent a month at Pretoria-based detox specialist Dr Anton Neethling's Biological Human Ionisation clinic, where his body was detoxified with medication and electromagnetic treatment. Bioelectromagnetics is an alternative therapy that uses magnetic waves of low frequency to restore the body's equilibrium.

During that month, Van der Westhuizen was placed on a liquid diet, which included carrot juice every day, and had all his dental fillings containing mercury removed because it is toxic to the human body. Every night he drank Epsom salts and, just before going to bed, a mixture of grapefruit and olive oil. All of this was done to prepare his body for recovery.

'I'm going to live for a long time,' Van der Westhuizen told You. 'My life is normal; my nervous system is normal; everything is normal. Now we're trying to repair the damage.'

However, Dr Liesl Smit, a neurologist at Free State University, told You that even if MND could be halted, which it can't, the damage done to the body is irreversible.

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