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My trip to An Oasis of Healing

Robyn Openshaw - Nov 15, 2011 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

I’ve just returned from a visit studying what Dr. Thomas Lodi, M.D. is doing in Arizona to treat cancer non-toxically. I will have a two-part video for you, when we edit it, where he helps us understand how a Columbia-trained internal medicine doctor discovered that his integrity would not allow him to earn $750K/year or more doing what all the other docs are doing.

In addition to learning from him, I met some phenomenal people there at the clinic being treated for cancer.

One of them, Christine, you’ll see on video in the next week. She is one of only THREE people being treated at Oasis who look and act healthy. All three of the healthy-looking women chose to come directly to Dr. Lodi’s practice, skipping most people’s choice to devastate the immune system with chemo and radiation (often catastrophically). The difference to the eye, in the two groups, was remarkable.

I saw some things at the clinic I WON’T be writing about, simply because they are too personal, about what happens to a person who undergoes radiation to her chest. I’ve come to think of it as “the gift that keeps on giving.”

To sum it up, though, if I ever held out any hope that taking a risk of radiating your body’s organs, or injecting chemicals into your veins, just to debulk a tumor, had any real promise as a “cure”…..I don’t anymore.

It’s no wonder Dr. Lodi gets fired up talking about the practices of his colleagues in oncology who took a vow to “do no harm.” I very frankly would LOVE to hear an oncologist explain to me on this blog how they do what they do for a whole day, and show up the next morning to do it again. Someone please help me understand.

Just because some people SURVIVE their chemotherapy doesn’t mean that it “cured” them. A study in Sweden sent half of women in their 80’s diagnosed with breast cancer home, with no treatment. The other half got chemotherapy. The untreated women lived an average of 11 months longer.

Have I written about the Japanese researchers many years ago who put tar (a known carcinogen) on rabbits’ ears to induce cancer? After three months, they killed some bunnies, and all had organ damage, but no lumps or bumps. After six months, they killed more, and organ damage was very significant—but still no tumors.

Only after nine months, when they killed the final one-third, did they find cancerous tumors, even though organ damage was now significant. My point here is that getting rid of the bump (cutting, burning, poisoning it) not only doesn’t restore anyone to health, it doesn’t even eliminate the effect of rampant cancer cells. At most, all it does is “debulk” that cancer temporarily, while feeding it with lots of cancer-causing chemicals that are circulating through the body nonstop.

The popular media has been buzzing about how crazy Steve Jobs was to try all kinds of wacky holistic things before undergoing “traditional” treatment for cancer. (It’s not traditional–chemo and radiation are new and modern, in the scheme of history. And they definitely do NOT work for pancreatic cancer. The journals are so excited that chemo is helping pancreatic cancer patients live ONE month longer. Those are bigger gains than they’ve ever had before. I don’t know about you, but to me, Chemo Life isn’t worth having an extra month of. Ask anyone who has been through it. It’s not a life. It’s hanging on by your fingernails hoping you survive and get to a better place someday.)

But Steve Jobs lived 7 years—with a cancer that the average person lives 23 months post-diagnosis. What if some of those crazy holistic treatments gave him an extra 5 years of life? What is five years of your life worth to you? Most holistic treatments are not just somebody’s outlandish idea dreamed up to make a fortune; many are underpinned by an understanding of biochemistry and the functioning of a healthy immune system.

Sure, oncologists will say that cancer, when it runs rampant, can be terribly brutal. So we fight brutality with brutality.

My issue is the medical industry’s disrespect for the entire human organism. And also, its complete disregard for the beautiful, intricate system of the immune system. If it doesn’t work and needs to be nuked, why are most of us able to keep OUR cancer at bay?

(We all have cancer. An average of 750,000 cells, according to Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D., whom I will speak with in Irvine next month and study with, too. “Cancer isn’t a problem. It’s not a thing,” says Dr. Lodi. “It is easily gotten rid of.”)

Why is my cancer not growing to the level of 1 billion cells, where I may discover a lump or bump, but maybe yours is? Because your immune function got too busy, too overwhelmed, as Dr. Lodi says, dealing with Dept. of Maintenance so that it had no resources to devote to Dept. of Defense.

Tomorrow I’m going to show you, on video, a doctor working at Oasis telling you what he did to REVERSE HIS TYPE I DIABETES. (Please don’t yell at me that you can’t reverse Type I–I’m not saying you can. I’m just going to show you someone saying he DID.)

This week I’m going to show you a lymphatic drainage therapist (former ER nurse) teaching us exactly how to skin brush. I’m going to show you two moms my age who are choosing alternative means to treat their breast cancer and their advice for you.

I’m going to show you a Belgian cancer patient who flew across the world so that drinking a gallon of vegetable juice daily, and Vitamin C and Hydrogen Peroxide IV’s, and treatments like Major Autohemo and lymphatic drainage therapy, would massively decrease the size of the tumors in his neck so he can breathe and swallow again. In just two weeks.

I’ll tell you about what treatment at Oasis consists of. I submitted to it myself, everything but IPT. (That’s a low-dose chemotherapy, 5-10% of the standard dosage, leveraging insulin receptors and starving the body of sugars so that the cancer cells’ 52 receptors gobble up the poison so it doesn’t go to healthy cells, which have only 4 receptors.)

Stay tuned.

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16 thoughts on “My trip to An Oasis of Healing”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn,

    Just wanted to share the best side effect yet of green smoothies. I’ve had the hair/skin/nail effect, weight loss, and haven’t been sick since I’ve started two years ago. Since high school, I have been extremely prone to staph/strep infections on my skin. Any blister or scrap threatened to quickly develop into an infection that announced itself with throbbing pain and a hot, red infection line that climbed quickly up my limbs. The answer was always a massive dose of antibiotics, usually IV and then a long oral course. All through college and law school I averaged one big infection a year, and also suffered from frequent UTIs, also answered with antibiotics. After I started green smoothies and through your teaching realized how harmful antibiotics could be for my body, I decided that I would approach infections differently. Six months ago a simple hangnail got infected and my index finger blew up to twice its normal size. I knew the drill, I knew how to recognize it, I thought that antibiotics were the only answer. But I decided to give it 48 hours instead of going to the ER. And something amazing happened: I healed it all by little self!!! Unprecedented! Last week I got a UTI (the first one in about 5 years). Experience told me that in about 6 hours I’d be rushing to the ER in massive pain begging for antibiotics. But again, I decided to give myself 48 hours. Guess what??? Infection healed!!! So thank you! Because I’m sure the cause is both a stronger immune system keeping me from getting infections to begin with and fighting them off if they show up AND having the all the relevant information and being patient with my body. Thanks for everything you do 🙂 OH and come to Boston, please!!!!

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Grace, I’d love to come to Boston. So glad to hear of your incredible successes. This stuff is what makes my job worth doing. The more I read, and the more I observe, the more in awe I am of the human body. Makes me kind of emotional sometimes, brings me right to my knees, what the body is capable of when we get out of its way. When we treat it with love and care.

  2. I’ve read a bit of Edgar Cayce and he had people fast. Ever since, I have told myself that is what I will do should I get cancer; NOT chemo. Just water fast for as long as I can stand it and then be re-scanned.

  3. Anonymous says:

    “The journals are so excited that chemo is helping pancreatic cancer patients live ONE month longer. ” Reminds me of how the newspapers went to pieces earlier this year trumpeting the modest results of the studies on pre-natal surgery for spina bifida. DH and I used alternative treatments and saw better results for our baby- without the premature birth or me losing the ability to have more children. It’s a miracle, but one that I dare not say too much about in public forums.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Preach it sister!! I’m so thrilled about what you are doing and can’t wait to read more! Saw you in Glendale with my sister and enjoyed it very much!

  5. Anonymous says:

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait to hear the “rest of the story”… healed my cancer with the “gerson therapy”… thank you robyn

  6. Anonymous says:


    I have purchased three of your downloadable recipe books but I want your Kale chip recipe. I have a friend who has it and is willing to share, but I would like to buy it from you if possible. Please let me know if this is possible.


    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Tara, we have lots of kale chip recipes. Some in Ch. 7 of 12 Steps? A couple on the blog, one just a month or two ago (Dill Pickle Kale Crisps), if that helps?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Agreed! I’d be happy to be your Boston contact if you decide it’s something you’d like to do!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn,

    I was excited to hear you were going to be working with Dr. Lodi at an Oasis of Healing. I returned from an Oasis of Healing one year ago following five weeks of treatment for breast cancer. I am happy to report that I am healed of that disease and my immune system is amazingly strong. I continue to do the whole food mostly raw program along with high dose vitamin C. Dr. Lodi is a great doctor with a wealth of knowledge, and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to go to Oasis of Healing to learn and be healed. As I have seen others go through the horrific side effects of conventional therapy only to lose their battle, I want to shout from the roof tops that there is a better way and I am living proof of it! Keep up the good work.

  9. Anonymous says:

    1. Steve Jobs is NOT an example of someone who followed a wholistic or natural path. The extreme stress of his job created adrenal extremes that no green smoothie could fix. Anyone who knows the history os Steve Jobs knows just how dramatic this perfectionistic drive was within him. Stress IS a biochemical wrecker that is unparalled by other toxins. Your body can handle roundup herbacide better than it can biochemically bring regular stress to equillibrium. Steve jobs would regularly fast and eat only apples for extended periods of his life. This is not ballanced wholistic anything. If Steve had paid as much attention to his personal health as he did to his business health, he might still be here.

    2. We must be careful to examine facts before making claims. The fact is that Steve Jobs is not an example of someone who outlived a diagnosis of standard pancreatic cancer. Standard pancreatic cancer is VERY short-lived once tumor sizes are recognized. Steve had a very rare type of pancreatic cancer that can be treated with surgical removal (if caught early enough) to provide at least the same length of time that he got. Others who get this surgery early on and still eat a S.A.D still live as long as Steve. The claim of many doctors is that Steve should or could still be alive due to the easy fix of surgery (had he gotten it earlier when first diagnosed). Whether we agree with surgery or not is irrelevant in this argument as we must understand the claims.

    3. We must not confuse the opportunity the standard media has created out of this situation by defending Steve. They will use any situation to further their purposes in satisfying the advertising interests of the drug companys who sponsor them. We must not be reactionary but point out ever so carefully that Steve Jobs did NOT follow a ballanced or Whole natural program for overcoming his cancer and was too distracted by the work he loved to take time to illeminate the single largest enemy to his health—stress!

    4. Anyone who has been working with cancer from an alternative and or complimentay perspective long enough knows that reactions against drug companies (who are corrupt and corrupting) are not enough. Just because the make vegatable treatments illegal does not mean the Gerson therapy will work for everyone or that cancer is easy to get rid of. Anyone who has been around cancer long enough knows that it is NOT easy to get rif of once you have large tumors that have spread all over your body. Cancer happens because of a very complex biochemistry that takes years to establish itself. It is like math. Te equation has to be reversed in order and wisely. I dont want to hear from someone who is just deciding to do an alternative. I want to hear from someone who has spent 3-7 years drinking fresh pressed carrot apple juice 13 times a day along with 3 coffee enemas. You cannot call that easy by any stretch. Can it work? I believe it has. But we in the alternative world cannot continue to fight a multi-trillion dollar drug industry (including the AMA and FDA) with simplistic claims that doing such lifestyle altering therapies is easy. You lose hours of time every day doing the Gerson Therapy for example and because all of your friends still “trust” their doctor and believe the media when the mock Steve Jobs, you will lose many of them as supporters too. . . None of which is easy. I keep mentioning the Gerson Therapy because it has been used effectively for longer than most of us here have been alive and honestly it has a much longer track record than the most of the newcomers. It costs less and those newer doctors ARE making lots of money, even if it is not $800,000 a year. Green Smothie Girl herself makes money from selling information in her 12 steps. Im not arguing that she is wring to do so, just that we cannot use the money motive by itself to discredit our opponents. Many of them sincerely believe the propaganda they have been taught and sincerely want to heal. . . Even some radiation therapists I personally know. Making a choice to go wholistic is not simple or easy.

  10. Anonymous says:


    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Green Smoothies and how they are changing my life~ I have been concerned over the publicly with Steve Jobs stating that he regretted not getting the surgery sooner instead of alternative therapies. The articles I have read state that if he had done the surgery when he was first diagnosed that it would have probably saved his life. My husband has read all of these articles and feels that alternative therapies don’t work for everyone. My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer over a year ago and went the chemo route which was just brutal, brutal, brutal~~~ He feels that the chemo and his oncologist saved his life~~~ There was a study done in Sweden that showed that more than half the guys diagnosed with testicular cancer had a relapse several years later if they did not do the chemo~ Those that did the chemo had a 100 percent cure rate~~~My husband feels he made the right choice and at the time I had to agree with him~~~ I believe it was the right choice for him because he doesn’t believe in the alternative treatments even though my daughter and I are living proof that it does work. He feels it does not work for him~~~ I am a firm believe that GOD GAVE US EVERYTHING WE NEED to LIVE a TRULY HEALTHY LIFE and that doesn’t mean man made products~~~ Thank you for changing so many lives and encouraging those of us that know there is a better way to live and just didn’t know how.

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Jude, true enough that everyone does not respond to “alternative treatments.” (Nor are all “alternatives” equal, of course.) And, chemotherapy is effective on four different kinds of cancer. Testicular is one of them. Lance Armstrong’s experience heavily popularized chemotherapy, even though it’s now used for just about everything even though most cancers do not respond to it favorably at all. Another is Hodgkins, but my uncle had Stage 1 and he died, from the looks of it from the very toxic treatment feeding his cancer into turbo-growth.

      I have noticed if people have chemo, and they live, they feel tremendous loyalty and adulation for their oncologist.

      Dr. Lodi tells people who are non-compliant (won’t drink all the green juices, etc.) that they should go to a traditional oncologist. If people don’t BELIEVE in their treatment, whatever that is, it isn’t likely to work.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to be able to quote your data to people so in the spirit of Wikipedia and science I’d like it if you would put in references. If you dont think they would be well received in this forum, maybe they look technical?, then you could include a link to a version of the article with references.

    If I quote this to others they will ask to read the source. That’s how we distinguish one kind of study from another. Thanks Robyn.

    As always, I’m very interested. Thanks.

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Hi Dahlia, fair enough, and I quote sources in my books and more scholarly work, but this is a blog rather than the book I am developing, and I leave out a TON (sources being just one thing) more often than not in the interest of space. I have a lot to say and try to keep it to 500 words.

  12. Lisa says:

    I just discoved this website and I LOVE it. Thank you so much for doing this and providing a resource for alternative cancer treatment info. It is such a broad and interesting topic, and while I do not have cancer, I want to have a plan in case I ever need one. Keep up what you do and THANK YOU!!

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