Letter Published in The Sun Herald 5th August

by Eunice Minford MA FRCS Ed. Consultant Surgeon

The following letter was published by the SunHerald in Australia on 5th August 2012, as “Medical Leader.”
The unedited, original version is below and note the sentence regarding personal responsibility for health has been removed, even though this was submitted in bold as shown to highlight its importance.

Dear Editor,

Recent articles in your paper made damning allegations about Serge Benhayon and his business. However, the overwhelming evidence of many professional, intelligent, highly qualified people is in favour of Benhayon and his work through Universal Medicine. It is astounding and insulting to us, our professions and our qualifications that our views may now be dismissed as the irrelevant ramblings of ‘brainwashed  devotees’ based on nothing more than the hearsay of the anonymous few with an axe to grind.

As a Surgeon, I am aware that many doctors would at first glance dismiss Benhayon and his understandings. There is more to us than meets the eye and more to illness, disease and healing than we know. Modern medicine is not winning and as medical professionals we should have the humility to be open to new paradigms of understanding. Benhayon’s presentations make sense, are complementary to modern medicine and if applied lead to improved wellbeing. This man has an understanding of the human body and the human condition and his work should at least be listened to by anyone who is truly interested in healing.

Dear Editor,

Recent articles in your paper made damning allegations about Serge Benhayon and his business. However, the overwhelming evidence of many professional, intelligent, highly qualified people is in favour of Serge Benhayon and his work through Universal Medicine. It is astounding and  insulting to us, our professions and our qualifications that our views may now be dismissed as the irrelevant ramblings of ‘brainwashed’  ‘devotees’ based on nothing more than the hearsay of the anonymous few with an axe to grind.

As a Surgeon, I am aware that many doctors would at first glance dismiss Serge Benhayon and his understandings. This is a grave mistake. There is more to us than meets the eye and more to illness, disease and healing than we currently know. Modern medicine is not winning and as medical professionals we should have the humility to be open to new paradigms of understanding. Serge presents in detail how our ways of daily living can be ‘our best medicine or our worst poison’ and this engenders personal responsibility for health. His presentations make sense, are complementary to modern medicine and if applied lead to improved wellbeing. This man has an understanding of the human body and the human condition and his work should at least be listened to, if not embraced by, anyone who is truly interested in healing.

161 thoughts on “Letter Published in The Sun Herald 5th August

  1. Why remove the key line about the responsibility we have to our health – it just makes no sense when all the national health services are crumbling under the weight of people who are seriously ill. What if we could live in a different, responsible way that could stop this – is it not worth investigating?

  2. How easy it is to spread lies about people and then dismiss those in question. What Serge Benhayon has to say is simple, common sense, and there are many people like myself who are applying the principles of self care he offers with outstanding results. It’s very irresponsible of the media to not correctly report the facts, as it may deter decent people from accessing the many benefits I and others have received from the work of Serge and Universal Medicine.

  3. Publishing a letter from a member of the public and editing as the editor feels to is outrageous. You can change the meaning of a document with changing one comma. The amount of editing here changes the whole sense of what the author was endeavouring to write and robs the reader of the opportunity for greater understanding.

    1. Such an act by the editor to edit a member of the public’s letter seems corrupt, where is the free voice of society if letters to the media are changed before publication?

      1. I agree, it is corrupt and it should be a crime. How else can we restore some truth into the media when they can twist people’s words to mean the opposite with complete impunity?

  4. ‘There is more to us than meets the eye and more to illness, disease and healing than we currently know.’ Serge Benhayon opens the door to a greater understanding of how our daily living choices affect our lives, our health and much more, he has already explained a great deal to those who are open enough to hear what is being shared, it is a shame that some are not yet ready to hear the truth.

  5. The problem is that we continually balk at the responsibility that we all hold of our health and well-being, that which is always there and can never really avoid. Just take one honest look at how our health is faring as a society. It is our resistance to the value and empowerment of self-responsibility on every level, including those with the opportunity to share on media platforms, that is precisely why we see our health and well-being as a whole is worsening. Segre Benhayon offers a way that this responsibility can be lived, and now many students of The Way Of The Livingness, of which I am one, also reflect the tangibility and realness of how this is possible with sustained living evidence of the benefits.

  6. “Serge presents in detail how our ways of daily living can be ‘our best medicine or our worst poison’ and this engenders personal responsibility for health. His presentations make sense, are complementary to modern medicine and if applied lead to improved wellbeing.” I so agree and can personally attest to the fact that as I have taken more care of my own health and made lifestyle changes that my own health has improved, even as I age.

  7. Yes, we cannot let humanity know that they hold the key to health, wellbeing and a loving life with something so simple as the way we live our lives! It makes absolute sense that this line was left out for it says it all, short and simple and this is not on popular demand at this point in time.

  8. Why are some of the media scared of printing the truth? It seems when truth is held back the lies are allowed to run rampant, thank you Eunice for setting the record straight and exposing this tactic used by the newspaper.

  9. Interesting how a journalist feels that he has the right to remove a sentence that ask people to be responsible for themselves, the journalist in question had an opportunity to help humanity, but instead chose to take a different course of action, which left humanity lesser.

  10. Interesting that the newspaper has edited this article so as to take away the most powerful and salient points. After all this is your letter and expresses your opinion. To chop it about as they have done to suit themselves is grossly disrespectful not only of yourself but to all their readers. They are withholding information that could benefit so many. It is only when we begin to take responsibility for our health that we truly heal and if more doctors were to look at what Serge Benhayon is presenting they might be pleasantly surprised at the depth of wisdom and common sense that he brings..

  11. Oh, wow. This is so interesting. Thank you, Eunice, for posting these two versions of your letter. They knew exactly the juiciest point that had the potential to stop someone to go ‘Hang on’. So, it is official that the media would do anything to keep us away from reclaiming our true power.

  12. What a beautiful example – the journalist may have done the public’s bidding by removing that sentence. Being responsible is probably the part that is most missing in health care.

  13. Very little has changed from 2012 when this writing was first published to now in August 2017, with the attitude of the press and cyber bullies who continue to hound, attack and attempt to undermine the truth that Serge Benhayon presents to serve humanity evolving back to the truth of who we all are.

  14. How very exposing of the level of manipulation the press are prepared to go to, in order to slant an article away from the truth that it brings. Truth that can support humanity to make different choices, changes and take more personal responsibility for their own health and well-being in their lives.
    “Serge presents in detail how our ways of daily living can be ‘our best medicine or our worst poison’ and this engenders personal responsibility for health”.

  15. How extraordinary that a major newspaper would choose to print the letter but leave only one sentence out…. Maybe taking personal responsibility is a message they do not personally support and as such choose to deny their readers the opportunity to ponder over something that they have a right to consider even if it may challenge them… but if that is true, surely that’s a shameful example of getting your hand caught in the bias jar and a far cry from any journalistic ethics that would strongly oppose such an action.

  16. Seriously ‘cherry picked’ or would they use the word, ‘edited’. It may sound a bit strong but it’s almost like do that should be considered some type of crime or similar. I mean someone sends in an article and by all means don’t publish things that are disrespectful etc or don’t publish it at all and write back to the person as a point of contact to let them know. But to publish something under their name without the complete written article is highly highly disrespectful. Yes they have a right because they own the media outlet to publish what they see fit but they are representing the community and putting themselves up as reporters, journalists etc and I don’t see anyone has a right to play with peoples words and print whatever they like, it seems pretty arrogant to me and should make us all think about anything that is written in these forms of media, what aren’t they letting us see and read? and why?

  17. “Serge presents in detail how our ways of daily living can be ‘our best medicine or our worst poison’ and this engenders personal responsibility for health.”

    This line that was deleted is the core of what Serge Benhayon presents. It is absolute truth and also very simple and very accessible for us to put into practice. Quite simply, if we each heeded these words and started to look at life and the way we live it as a form of medicine, we would not have such alarming rates of illness and disease amongst us as the majority of these would be preventable.

    Thus we need to ask ourselves exactly what is at play by the removal of these words? What force is it that we condone by allowing it that seeks to keep us blind to the truth of what is really going on? Could it be that although we anguish over our illnesses, we are so totally identified by them in the sense that we have created them and thus ‘own’ them, that we cannot bear to have this taken away and made personally accountable for the mess we stand in?

    We are curious creatures us humans – we live recklessly, yes even those of us that live a ‘good’ life in seeming comfort and goodwill, and then when our body (the marker of all truth) starts to discard the impost of our ill ways of living (not living true to the love that we are) we cry foul play, it’s not fair and want someone else to fix us. After all, it’s not our fault…or so we like to think.

    History has a habit of editing out the truth and the media is a big part of this. But the media is simply a machine that is fed by supply and demand. What we demand, they supply – if we do not like what we are being fed then we need to look very astutely as to what we are hungering for here.

  18. “and this engenders personal responsibility for health.” Deliberately deleting this statement from a letter printed in a newspaper clearly exposes the editor’s lack of responsibility to honesty and truth.

  19. Even letters to the editor are corrupt. Are there no media platforms left at all in which to voice truth and reason? It’s sad , because it’s literally delaying the inevitable, and causing so much grief in the meantime.

    1. The merry go round of ignoring what is truly playing out for humanity is once again showing us that we can choose to get off or on but either way the ride is constantly available to us all.

  20. They removed of course the sentence about own responsibility as this is the fact we all react to the most. It is the key why media and some people make so much fuss about the teachings of Serge Benhayon. Trying to deny and avoid a bit longer….

  21. As a humanity we are getting sicker and sicker and also how we come to treat each other as people is not travelling well either. We only need to see what is happening in the world for that. Illness and disease is increasing even though we now have more health professionals than ever. Are we making a real difference or are we just simply contributing to the same thing? We do know that there is more to our health than the absence of disease and this sense of unwellness, disquiet, unease, unhappiness even contributes directly to our illness and diseases. I see this everyday in my nursing work and we are not dealing with this. This is what we need to look at.

  22. What Serge Benhayon presents makes complete sense, it is like we know what he presents already at some deep level. With the poor state of health currently we need some answers to the way forward.

  23. Responsibility is a choice, it is part of accepting that the way we have been living collectively is not truly working. The media is one-sided and biased; it works for itself. It’s about time the media presented the facts and worked for humanity.

  24. If it is non common sense that our way of living is medicine and that it affects our well-being, then as a species we have gone very wrong. Let alone when we attack others who present this or find a way to diminish them.

  25. “and this engenders personal responsibility for health” – conveniently and irresponsibly left out, further aiding and abetting the irresponsibility of humanity, for if we were to acknowledge that our health and wellbeing ultimately is up to us as individuals in the way we care for and treat ourselves, the rates of illness and disease that are presently escalating exponentially would instead begin to decline rapidly.

  26. “There is more to us than meets the eye and more to illness, disease and healing than we currently know.” There sure is Eunice and even with all our medical advancements we still seem to be getting it so very wrong. What Serge Benhayon presents is practical, down to earth and absolutely spot on in every way. If we really want a healthy more vital society, then we need to embrace all that is being offered by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

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