Dear Dr Karalis
For 16 years or so I had suffered terribly from a tumor on my womb.
According to the very many specialists, a professor of fertility and high
ranking doctors, my womb was being replaced by abnormal cells, with the tumour
producing its own dna and taking over the healthy tissue.
The formal diagnosis was advanced adenomyosis and the repeated suggestion
was to have a hysterectomy.
I had several operations; 7 DNC’s, 2 laparoscopies, and many cycles of
experimental hormone therapy. One hormone therapy has since been
discontinued due to its cancer causing effects.
I never did listen to ‘good’ advice and decided I would not have a
hysterectomy. Every month I suffered extreme blood loss, and unbearable pain
for 6 days, sometimes more.
My career in education was on hold due to incapacitating pain, even when I
was not having a period. Even just standing up too quickly would send
shooting pains down my back and legs.
When I first heard of Dr Karalis, I thought it would be a good idea to try
the natural route to health.
My first fast was a happy calm experience which lasted about ten days. I
felt much better afterwards, although the pain was still unbearable during a
I did a follow up fast the following year and again felt healthier for it.
Several symptoms vanished namely: polycystic ovaries became a
’misdiagnosis’, skin conditions cleared up, and myalgia was relieved. And
yet the terrible menstruation continued.
In 2011 I decided to have a longer fast with Dr Karalis, and stayed in the
clinic for a total of 37 days, 34 of which were fasting days.
What a beautiful experience it was to feel my body repair and heal. Most
days were pleasant, and I felt calm and energized. I walked to the beach and
spent much time absorbing the sun and fresh air in Hermanus.
After 21 days fasting, I could not feel the dreaded tumour, even if I lay
flat and pressed into my abdomen.
On day 34, Dr Karalis helped me break the fast with a bowl of strawberries
with honey. BLISS!!!
Upon leaving the clinic, I decided to strictly follow the doctors’ orders and
eat according to natural principals. Being a ‘foodie’ this was almost
I managed to stick to the diet for about 7 months, then to follow the rules
about 65% of the time (I must be honest).
According to the medical follow-ups I had, there had been no improvement and
the scans showed the same old problem.
I felt so much better. I had far less pain. Only 2 days of blood-loss.
Energy. Health!!! I even went back to working full time, in a management
position with extended hours.
Did I mention I had spent over 11 years being heartbroken about being
infertile? My wonderful husband always stood by me but I felt like such a
failure, and that the huge amounts of money we had spent were all a big
waste on a ‘dud female’ such as myself.
The heartache and belief that I was never going to be a mother was very
deep-seated. I had no hopes.
But I was grateful to be a functional wife again. A wife who wasn’t always
sick or suffering, one who could earn a living. These things gave me
And for all these wonderful blessings, I have Dr Karalis to thank.
Thank you for making me whole again, for teaching me to heal myself and for
helping me realize that the medical fraternity do not always have the
Now, 2 years after my long fast and natural eating plan I am in good
health!!! In fact, I would say I am better than I ever even believed I could
I am a mother of a gorgeous ten month old baby girl, and my son is due in
No fertility treatments, no hormones, no pain, no operations, no hardships.
Just two natural pregnancies, both conceived within 11 months of each other.
What a year!!!
Dr Karalis and lovely Susan, thank you for teaching us the natural
alternative. Thank you for the calm environment to do the healing process
in. Thank you for the long-term friendships you make with your patients.
All my love, prayers and best wishes to you, your family and all the poor
ailing individuals who search you out. May they too experience more than
they could ever hope for, in great health.
Georgia, Mario, Christiana and baby-bump xxx