Santa Barbara, CA, April 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- On June 17th, of 2009, Mr. Lewis had his first of many ER visits to the hospital. Eight months later on February 12th, 2010, he was diagnosed with Polymyositis, and on August 25th, 2010, he was diagnosed with Lupus. Both are incurable Auto-Immune Diseases. Polymyositis affects the muscular system of the human body, while Lupus affects every major organ of the human body. After finding out how both diseases would affect him he came up with a daily fitness plan and daily exercise plan for people who deal with limited movement and range of motions issues. The fitness plan involved a special diet that would allow him to lose the 70 lbs. that he gained from being immobile for so many months, and a medication called prednisone. The exercise plan would also help him to maintain, and function on a daily basis through specially designed exercises. If it were not for his 25 yrs. of martial arts training, and his firm belief in God, he would of been far worse than what he is today. In seven months he went from 256 lbs. to 186 lbs., and gained back the flexibility and muscle control he had before his diagnoses. The exercise, and fitness plan is called, The Divine Spear & Intrinsic Staff of WEISHENDO.
During this time Mr. Lewis wrote a daily journal which he called, "The Burly Man" (which tells the events that led to his diagnosis of Polymyositis). Having already written "The Principles & Philosophy of WEISHENDO" (to help him better understand himself and others,) he took something negative and turned it into something positive by using his own techniques to help him fight against the illnesses that plague his mind, body, and spirit. With the edition of his third book "The Divine Spear & Intrinsic Staff" (which is a special exercise book that he has developed to help him maintain a better quality of life.) He has taken his art form to a completely new level by adapting it for others.