Richard’s life was changed forever when he discovered he had a serious heart condition known as cardio-myopathy. Cardiomyopathy, a type of heart muscle disease, is a progressive disease in which the heart is abnormally enlarged, thickened, and/or stiffened. As a result, the heart muscle’s ability to pump blood is less efficient, often causing heart failure.
Rather than consider the heart transplant option he was presented with, Richard decided to take control of his condition and control of his life through a course of alternative medicine. Within five years he completely and successfully rebuilt his heart. 40 years later his heart is still in great condition and working beautifully.
This courageous step resulted in a voyage of self-discovery, which included a change in lifestyle, a disciplined study of medicine, and the attainment of an extensive knowledge of how the body works.
The result has been Richard’s creation of a program of health that has now succeeded in helping thousands of individuals, as well as a private clientele of international film stars and famous personalities through his business Health Spectrum.
Richard is also the author of four books, published in the United States and Europe, including Take Control of Your Health, Immune Response, The 24 Hour Body, and Young Inside and Out. His books give the reader not only a manual on how the body works, but also a guide to how to recover their health, no matter their condition.
Richard’s success rate in helping others has been startling — particularly in his work with viruses, auto-immune disorders and other serious conditions. Besides his dedication to these conditions, his focus has also been on slowing down the aging process and enhancing the body’s ability to rejuvenate itself.
With almost 40 years of vital research and applied practice, Richard’s body of work is focused on teaching people a fundamental understanding of how the body works.