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Kirk Johnson, writer/editor of the Healing Digest and  Holistic Health Practitioner

Kirk Johnson is a Jamaican-born Canadian living in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and part of the year in the Republic of Panama. Kirk brings with him a wealth of information and holistic therapy experience, some of which is available nowhere else in Canada. He is an Acupressure Therapist, Reiki Master, Kriya Yogi, Emotional Kinetics Therapist and Omega-level Master, Holistic Body Analysis Practitioner and Life Coach.

When searching for the right Holistic Health Practitioner, Alternative Medicine Practitioner, or any holistic specialist, it is important to find someone who not only knows the relevant holistic disciplines, but also understands the issues related to individuals suffering from illness and disease. That’s what sets alternative medicine apart from allopathic medicine; the ability to treat the whole person which includes the mind as well as the body. Kirk possesses those abilities due to his kind, caring nature, ability to see things from the other person’s perspective, but also to the fact that he is a double-transplant survivor.

At the age of 32, Kirk found himself faced with end-stage renal failure. The disease caused his blood pressure to skyrocket damaging many of his internal organs, especially his heart. The damage to the heart was irreparable and he found himself living in the hospital for six months waiting for double transplant. After two false alarms, a donor heart was available but the heart was not accompanied by the kidney on this particular occasion. Doctors urged him to take the heart and not wait for the perfect opportunity involving both organs. Kirk agreed. He received the transplanted heart and returned to kidney dialysis for a further two years (five in total) before receiving the call for the final life-giving organ.

An experience of this nature causes one to look deep into the meaning of life and its purpose. Upon leaving the hospital, Kirk made a pact with himself that he would use this gift of life to be an example to others.  “…If even one person can learn something from the pain and suffering that I have experienced, then it was all worthwhile…”  Since then, Kirk has dedicated his life to learning holistic practices and alternative medicine methods in an effort to save others from experiencing what he was forced to experience.

Kirk states that the word “forced” is aptly chosen because at that time he was unaware of ways that he could have helped himself to avoid those experiences. Don’t make the same mistake. If you sense that something is wrong, take a step in the right direction and give Kirk a call. He understands the pain and suffering that accompanies life-threatening disease – even beyond organ transplantation. In 2006, he lost his first wife to breast cancer and resolved to never lose another loved one to the same fate. More recently, he worked closely with his present wife Denise as she battled the same wretched disease in the summer of 2014.  Albeit, this time, from a completely different perspective having delved deeply into the cause of the disease to the roots of the problem which is the only way to resolve it permanently.

Disease is not the end, but merely a wake-up call from the body telling you it’s time to change and take action. Change is not something to be feared. Life is all about change. Embrace it! Allow yourself to move forward in this life and experience true freedom!

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