Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday Independent
Tilting Beds To Save Lives


A FORMER West Country engineer claims that his gravity invention will save thou­sands of lives and even alter our perception of evolution.
Andrew Fletcher, of Paignton, has been bat­tling for nine years to have his theory of grav­ity powered circulation recognised by the med­ical profession.
His studies, which have cost around £13,000, protest that rais­ing a person’s bed a few inches with blocks of wood or ordinary house bricks can guard against life-threatening ill­nesses.
The findings fly in the face of a widely-held consensus in the med­ical world which says patients’ legs should be raised in order to assist circulation and varicose veins.
But Mr Fletcher has been handed a major boost after Cambridge University included his findings on their science and plants for schools (SAPS) website which colleges use as part of their national curricu­lum.
Now the man, who has waged a relentless cam­paign to have his voice heard, says that he is on the brink of blowing the general understanding of science and medicine out of the water. ‘I am overjoyed and extremely grateful that my find­ings have been used on this site and it is an­other huge leap towards gaining full medical recognition for my dis­covery,’ he said. Theory ‘I am now hoping that schools will help to test my theory and its sim­ple tubular
experiments with water flowing up instead of down. ‘I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: Andrew Fletcher, of Paignton, says that his novel bed design could save the NHS ‘a fortune’ as well as giving people a far better quality of life
This discovery will undoubtedly save countless thou­sands of lives and will even change our under­standing of the evolu­tionary process as it will show that Darwin’s nat­ural selection is not the primary driving force but, instead, gravity dic­tates and drives evolu­tion.’
Director of SAPS Paul Beaumont said: ‘He has some novel ways on how plants use gravity and we have alerted people to this resource.’
Mr Fletcher’s latest success is with a man from Brixham suffering from diabetes. Three years ago, the man was preparing to undergo laser eye surgery in an attempt to curb a long­standing sight problem. But having tilted the bed, the man’s sight im­proved to such an extent that he decided to scrap plans of going under the surgeon’s knife. ‘The results have been phenomenal,’ said Mr Fletcher. ‘I have helped thousands of people suf­fering from many condi­tions and when the med­ical profession recognises the full implications of this theory, it will literally save the NHS a fortune.’
His therapy system was developed after he discovered how gravity-driven circulation oc­curs within trees and subsequently applied the theory to the human body.
According to Mr Fletcher, even the an­cient Egyptians had in­clined beds, mirroring his now tried and tested five-degree angle.

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