My Name is Drake Ryder
And This is My Story
A few years ago, I found my life had become the perfect storm. I was at the end of my rope. I found myself trapped in yet another abusive relationship…
The truth is they were the same abusive relationships my whole life, just different faces. I was sick from what turned out to be severe heavy metal toxicity after many misdiagnoses. They were talking MS & early Alzheimer’s, Lupus, among other things. My kidneys & liver were beginning to fail. When my Dr. tearfully informed me, I had 3 to 5 yrs to live & there would be no kind of quality to the next few years of life.
A Mission to Accomplish
I planned my funeral so my daughter would not be burdened with it & I started to consider suicide. But I realized that I had not prepared her for a life without me. I had failed as a Father & I just had to stick around long enough to teach her & prepare her for a life without me.
She was 17 at the time & living on her own in an apartment I provided for her 6.5 hrs away. I did my level best to hide the seriousness of my illness. I did not want her to see me suffer. Or watch me die slowly & badly. I had witnessed so many of the ones I loved die badly, slowly. It seemed that is how I remembered them. Fraile broken shell of who they were. I did not want Sierra to remember me that way.
So I purposed to find a way to, if nothing else, extend my life with enough quality to accomplish my mission. This led me on a journey of healing & self-discovery that has been nothing short of the greatest thing I have ever experienced.
You see, when I was eight years old, I went stone cold blind & spent four months in a Children’s hospital. My sight finally returned, but they never understood what happened. We moved that summer & this turned out to be lucky for us, as the cistern well at that house had been a rain collection system & Lead from the Lead painted roof with lead gutters & pipes. The house was over 100 years old, so the well was incredibly toxic. Not with just lead, but nearly every damn toxic metal known.
Once heavy metals are in your body, they are there forever unless you do something like chelation to remove them, even in small levels. The wrong combination is lethal. I had four times the lethal amounts of lead & mercury & twelve other metals ticking like a time-bomb inside of me. As you get older as I was, they begin to re-release into the body & brain.
How I am alive is a mystery, or at the very least, I should be completely insane. Wait, who said that? The truth is I was seeing & hearing things both back then. I could not make basic decisions & what to make for dinner could leave me in tears on my kitchen floor. Now I know why mental illness runs so deep in my family. We all drank, ate & bathed from the same well.
To Say I Was Miserable is an Understatement
Then I discovered I had two broken vertebrae from 25 years ago, from a snowboarding accident. I didn’t even know. Hell, I thought everyone felt this bad at my age.
I had become overweight because I was in so much pain, and my lifestyle was so damn sedentary. I spent most of my time on the couch watching TV. I began to use a massive amount of drugs for a buffer. Not just my physical pain but more so my emotional pain. I did not know how to confront those traumatized parts of me. I literally did not have the tools to face my inner-self. I now understand the root of addiction is the avoidance of suffering—emotional pain largely & a lack of self-love. When you love yourself, you do not abuse yourself nor allow others to abuse you.
To say I was miserable is an understatement. I literally wanted to die, but then I was properly diagnosed by a beautiful & brilliant Dr. Jan Jay of Albuquerque. Fabulous Doctor btw. Highly recommend her.
It Was a Wake-Up Call for Me
It has been a long wonderful road. I had to dig deep for the courage I did not know I possessed. I had to research & learn how to heal my own body. The mainstream medicine basically told me the damage was done. I was screwed. But I searched & found other people that had overcome metal poisoning & all the other diseases it causes. I learned how to heal my brain using neuroplasticity. I learned how to remove the metals with herbs & food. Plus a few other tricks I will share with you.
I found the keys to truly lasting joy & happiness. I found the secrets to inner peace. Real inner-peace. That shit is real!
It’s funny to me that I had to be dying to start living for the first time ever. So here I am. My mind & body are strong & getting stronger every day. I will share with you how to heal your body, mind & spirit. I will share all the shortcuts to all I have learned in my journey.
I want to impress this upon you. I am no one special—anything I can do, you can do as well.
Life on this side is amazing. I feel like a teenager again. I have such energy & love for life. It is easier than you think. I promise. Consider allowing me to walk with you on your journey of healing & self-discovery? We are not promised tomorrow, but we can start to live a new life today. .
It begins with taking your life back—one step at a time.