That old “if there were a cure for cancer, wouldn’t all the doctors be using it?” an M.D. employs in his rant I just read against all non-toxic treatments is a farce. Medical doctors like everyone else are eating pizza and soda on their lunch break, doctors have among the highest mortality rates of any profession, and doctors are not trained in disciplines outside drugs/surgery.
I have known many people who cured their cancer with a 100% raw diet that included lots of vegetable juicing and eliminating dietary sugar (which feeds cancer) and salt (which creates a potassium/sodium imbalance in the cells). I have also known lots of people who learned about the 100% raw option, and opted against it, eating sugary, fatty, chemical-rife foods until the day they died.
Several people in response to my blog said their cancer doctor told them to drink Ensure or McDonald’s milkshakes or that diet plays no role.
Just because there are highly successful methods that don’t employ chemotherapy does not mean that everyone will know about it and that our doctors will offer it. What is highly likely, however, is that it will land on quackwatch.com, which has seemed to me, for many years, to be nothing more sophisticated than a rant by the allopathic industry against anything that competes against it.
I see so very little coming from that profession that is honest, humble, seeking truth outside the allopathic orthodoxy. When I do see it–doctors who are teachable and open, and they DO exist–I’m highly impressed. Hats off to you, if you are among the most educated in our culture and yet have left your mind open to possibilities outside the arenas you were trained in. I have been reading about medical doctors who went to Max Gerson and eliminated diabetes, tuberculosis, or cancer with his therapy.
M.D.’s are not generally educated in their schools, about what creates health. Most of them know nothing of nutrition. (If they do, they’ve educated themselves, not from information available in medical schools.)
In my first foray into studying natural healing, when I was 27, I called my neighbor, a general-practitioner M.D. in his 60′s who had been practicing medicine 30+ years. I said, “I’ve been reading about how antibiotics kill all the healthy microorganisms in my son’s digestive tract. And that weakens him against future viruses and bacteria, which might be why he keeps getting sick. I wonder what you know about other ways to kill viral and bacterial infections?”
He said, “Antibiotics kill healthy bacteria? I’ve never heard that. I don’t think taking antibiotics makes you susceptible to getting sick.”
That’s close to a direct quote.
M.D.’s are well educated in human anatomy and pharmacology, and specific procedures codified and accepted by insurance. All of medical practice can and is summed up in a big book of codes billable for insurance. I’m not writing this to tell you docs are bad people. Far from it. I’m writing it so you can get crystal clear on what they CAN, and CANNOT, do for you.
Now we ludicrously refer to the drug approaches as “traditional medicine.” How presumptuous, since it’s only about 100 years old, and cultures all over the globe have studied medicinal properties of plants (as food, medicine, or both) for thousands of years. The anti-Gerson rant I just read presupposes that allopathic (treating symptoms with drugs) medicine has an exclusive on “the scientific method.”
That “science” and “Western medicine” are somehow synonymous. This is the very kind of arrogance that now has over two-thirds of Americans seeking “alt-med” every year.
In July, 1927, William Howard Hay, M.D., published this in the medical journal “Cancer:”
“Think back over the years of cancer research, of the millions of dollars spent, the time consumed, the pains expended. Where are we today? Isn’t it time to take stock of our basic concept to see if there isn’t something radically wrong to account for the years of utter and complete failure to date? Cancer has been consistently on the increase. Is it possible that the cause of cancer is our departure from natural foods? It would surely look so to any man from Mars. But we have lived so long on processed foods that we are in a state of unbalanced nutrition from birth. We have come to regard these processed foods as the hallmark of civilization when it is a fact that these very foods set the stage for every sort of ill including cancer.”
84 years later, how far have we come?
We’re doing more, not less, of that original “basic concept,” and we’re still in a state of “utter and complete failure” on the cancer front.