Tilting Beds To Save Lives
EXCLUSIVE by MATT BAMSEY
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.