I thought his family name was Tam, but I learned it was his first name.
Mateo is his surname and this Bulakeno has come a long way.
Dr. Tam Mateo, said to the the first Filipino Naturopathic Doctor is touted by some as Mr. Miracle Man who developed the product called "Miracle Tea."
My wife, son and I spent our Sunday afternoon in a seminar of Dr. Tam Mateo in Pasig.
My wife who prodded me to attend the seminar of Dr. Tam because she heard Dr. Tam on television about alternative treatment to certain ailments.
So at around 2:30 p.m. last Sunday we motored to Dr. Tam's headquarters in No. 433 F. Legaspi St., Maybunga Pasig City.
Upon arrival at the said address, we were surprised to see so many vehicles parked along the road.
We were not expecting this large number of people flocking to to Dr. Tam's seminar.
We were ushered to the second floor in a huge building which was actually a basketball court converted into a seminar hall.
Just imagine the basketball court filled with people.
That was how big the crowd was that attended the seminar.
First it was a lecture by a lady, who sounded like an assistant of Dr. Tam. I didn't get her name.
She discussed extensively the reasons why people today are getting sick, many at a much younger age.
Basically the reason is that people are eating the wrong food.
The way to a healthier life is to eat healthy food.
That is the general reception I had with her discussion.
Then there were a couple of testimonies of certain patients of Dr. Tam who testified how they were "healed" by undergoing the so-called "daily protocol" prescribed by Dr. Tam Mateo.
Here is my observation about the seminar.
Although there was extensive lecture about healthy living, at the end of the seminar, I observed many people really did not know what they had to do to live healthier.
Downstairs, many people were asking what they have to do.
While they were lectured about healthy living, many of them appeared to be in the dark on the first specific steps to take in following Dr. Tam Mateo's "protocol."
As for us, we had to ask our way around from people who had come before us.
Well, here it is.
Dr. Tam Mateo has developed or invented products to healthier living.
From what I learned by attending his seminar, Dr. Tam sells two main products.
These are what he calls "Miracle Tea" and "Live Green."
The Miracle Tea
This product is a red colored liquid placed in a plastic container that looks a lot like a bottle of mineral water.
This product costs P1,495 per bottle.
Perhaps this is called a mircle tea because it does apparently wonders in cleansing our digestive system.
The manifestations are quite dramatic.
This tea will make you go back and forth to the comfort room to discharge.
And you will notice the cleansing because the discharge are not in their usual form.
This Miracle Tea is to be taken in half-cup volume, to be taken three times a week.
Dr. Tam assures some results the cleansing abilities of his Miracle Tea.
We tried it, and I can confirm that there were positive results.
The results were more profound in the case of my wife Ruby.
Her problem is that she does not regularly discharge her waste.
The complication is that many of the things she eats stays a longer time in her body.
And because of this, complications arise.
She has abnormally high cholesterol, so she takes Lipitor.
Just imagine if the food you take stays in your body for a longer time.
Naturally and logically, it is not something good.
It is important to release your body "wastes" in regular fashion.
If you don't, then the solution is Dr. Tam's Miracle Tea.
Just today, after one day of drinking half cup of Dr. Tam's Mircale Tea, my wife went to the comfort room at least four times.
With respect to the cleansing ability of the Miracle Tea, I have no concrete basis to say about the results yet.
But according to a cancer patient we talked to at the seminar, one can really feel the cleansing effests of the body. You feel light, the patient asserted.
The other product that is also sold by Dr. Tam is Live Green.
This is a green-colored powdery substance contained in a plastic container similar to those containers for herbal supplements.
The instruction is is put two teaspoons of Live Green powder into a half-filled glass of chilled water.
Stir and then drink.
I haven't tried it yet.
But it is supposed to be a supplement that contains many helpful nutrients that our body needs.
I am not competent even to discuss this so I just decided to scan the brochure of Dr. Tam so that the brochure will be the one to explain.
In my observation, the Live Green prodcut of Dr. Tam is made of a kind of grass.
It does smells like grass.
If you do not have any major ailment, Dr. Tam's protocal is just to sell the Miracle Tea and the Live Green.
But if a person is ill, the patient has to consult with Dr. Tam Mateo in his clinic.
He will prescribe a certain "protocol" or steps and procedure to be followed, depending on the ailment of the patient.
The protocol mainly involves eating green, vegetables and drinking juice, eating fruits, like bananas.
That's the simplest way of explaining the protocol.
The patient will be given a specific schedule of when to eat the kind of green foods prescribed, and the dose or the volume, depending on the condition of the individual.
I am impressed by the kind of living taught by Dr. Tam.
It is going back to the basics of proper food consumtion.
Remember in kindergarten where we are taught to eat leafy vegetables and fruits?
That is basically the advocacy, only it is sophisticated because it is the result of proessional study.
But the essence is to eat green.
There are of course other health products sold by Dr. Tam Mateo.
The idea really is to go back to basics of healthy living.
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