magazine-issue
SPRINGBOKS-header
generic hexagon

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.

0 Comments
latest-articles
Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Rohan should be in Bok squad

Nine Lions players made the Springboks' Rugby Championship squad of 31, but it should have been 10, writes MARK KEOHANE.

Johan Goosen and Joaquin Tuculet contesting

Bank on Boks to stand up in Salta

THE MONEY MAN is putting R2,000 on the Springboks to beat Argentina comfortably in Salta on Saturday.

Johan Ackermann

Ackers can aid ailing Boks

Johan Ackermann must be backed to lead the Springboks in a new direction from 2017, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

You may also like

0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: