“Remedy: How I Cured the Incurable” by Matthew J. Murphy


Matthew J. Murphy
Xulon Press (2017)
ISBN 9781545606285
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/18)

In 2015, Army veteran Matthew Murphy was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and doctors told him it was incurable. The only option was surgery or remain on medications for the rest of his life. Murphy chose to go a different route, and presents what worked for him in, “Remedy: How I Cured the Incurable.”

While Murphy states that his alternative treatment relies on Christian doctrine and faith healing, if you are opposed to this religious connection you might find it offensive. The author does recommend readers consult a doctor or specialist before following this treatment and advises folks to remember this is what worked for him, it may not be the same for everyone. Not everyone will be able to jump in feet first with such rigorous restrictions.

Murphy describes in detail the six-month journey he took to heal, and how he utilized faith healing. He does narrate for readers who know little about faith healing, the basic tenets and misconceptions.  I am a bit skeptical about faith healing and those who feel it is the end to the means, but at the same time the author has done extensive research on diets and supplements and provides numerous recipes and remedies. Murphy also provides readers with information to do further research on their particular issues.

I found his recipe for bone broth to be quite interesting, as he mentions it numerous times throughout his book. Simply put bone broth is homemade stock from animal bones, cartilage and skin which promotes healing. I also appreciate the fact that not only does he provide substantial information for healing but has used it himself.

While “Remedy: How I Cured the Incurable” is an easy read and loaded with information, there were distractors that took away from the overall experience a bit, from the different ink colors and fonts, to general proofreading errors.

Matthew Murphy delivers an interesting read in “Remedy: How I Cured the Incurable” for those who are looking for different ways to treat digestive issues. If you are looking for well-researched information, along with different recipes to use, I would recommend this book.

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