My journey into the realm of alternative cancer treatment began in 1996, when I overcame a devastating and “untreatable” cancer by using an “alternative” treatment. Since that time, I have actively researched in order to understand and present the truth about successful alternative cancer treatments. In order to properly understand alternative medicine, we should first understand something about conventional medicine. In the early 1900’s, alternative medicine was taught in schools and practiced along side of conventional medicine.
Pharmacists made up their own formulations with such medicines as “oil of smoke” and perhaps, a bucket of water on the back porch with nails rusting away to produce an iron tonic. A “bone setter”, was an un-lettered practitioner who was relied upon to set broken bones. At one time, cocaine was sold in drug stores as a health aid and radium compounds were available as an internal “patent medicine”. We would be rightly shocked to see these things happening today.
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Wiley act, and what is now called the FDA was born. It has grown from a single chemist who was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1862 to be the organization regulating the goods and services that represent one out of every four dollars spent in the U.S. It has gone through the metamorphosis of name changes and re structuring until it now has nearly a million employees and operates on a budget of over a billion dollars a year.
I am sure that we all agree that there is an urgent need for government responsibility to minister in the affairs of public safety. We need to know that someone in authority is regulating the inspection and certification of consumable products and invasive services such as artificial heart valves and internal medicines.
Conventional medicine is a captive of the FDA. It can offer no product or perform any service that is not approved by the FDA. On the face of it, this seems to be a very good thing, doesn’t it?
There are three major considerations that intercede in the process. They are the amoral character of corporate structure, scientific proof of efficacy, and economics.
As an example, we know that the De Beers family owns the diamond market. Diamonds are plentiful and inexpensive. They are carted around by the bushel. The market is controlled to elevate the price of a diamond to many times its worth. Considering the emotional value that we place on a diamond, and the special nature of it’s representation, it makes no great difference in people’s lives if a diamond engagement ring costs many times more than it would otherwise. In fact, the cost may enhance its romantic value.
However, when the same kind of purpose is expressed in the vital areas of peoples lives such as health care, an entirely different kind of issue is raised. People do not need diamonds to flourish, but everyone needs health care services. I have no argument with trauma care. Our generation is the most fortunate ever. We have a longer life expectancy and better health than generations before us. Antibiotics and other interventions have provided relief from diseases that have destroyed civilizations in the past. This is largely due to the great improvement in health services provided by corporate America.
It is in the area of what we call “alternative” medicine that the difficulty rises. The practices of 100 years ago of using “whatever works” has been replaced by a strict and expensive protocol that requires millions of dollars per item in order for it to be approved. The amoral (operating in a system that does not have “morality” as one of its parameters) nature of business excludes altruism and emphasizes bottom line economics. This is indeed proper and necessary.
This is not to say that drug manufacturers are not charitable. They routinely donate drugs and other products to people who are caught up in grave emergencies. However, it is their purpose and practice to emphasize their power in the marketplace. Stockholders expect that their investment interest to be promoted. This results in the “prudent” business practices of increasing market share by overcoming competition.
Consider the recent scandal that involved the invasion of the privacy of the patient- doctor relationship by inducing the doctor’s office staff to provide the names and prescriptions of patients. Stolen letter heads with messages from their “doctor” instructing them to change their prescription medication to the one offered by the particular manufacturer. This is, hopefully, an isolated incident, but it does point out the extreme degree that manufacturers can and sometimes do take to enhance their market share.
It is in this very aggressive atmosphere that alternative medical practice finds itself.
Alternative medicine is competition to our conventional medical system. In response to this competition, manufacturers employ every device available to them to oppose the incursion of alternative medicine into the market. Again, that is just plain “good business” and is necessary and to be expected in a competitive market place. It really doesn’t make any difference if alternative medicine is more effective, less expensive and kinder to the patient. If it can’t be patented and owned by a manufacturer, they will oppose it by every means at their disposal.
Please read the section entitled: Why does not your regular doctor not prescribe alternative treatments?
Now we get to the point. Alternative medicine is any treatment that is not approved by the FDA. It may be effective or it may be fraud. It encompasses the whole spectrum of consideration from metaphysics to aroma therapy. Because it is un regulated, it can be anything. How can a person determine what is real and effective?
It is with this enigma in mind that I have researched in order to find some common attributes that relate to successful alternative cancer treatments and to assemble them into a presentation that offers an overview of those considerations which have, according to my research and experience, provided success.
There are several approaches to alternative cancer treatment and there are advocates for all of them with their success stories. I talked to a woman who was rescued by the Hoxsey treatment and has lived for 40 years so far after she was opened up and found to be “full of cancer” and sent home to die. I talked to another woman who had a similar situation and was successfully treated by using Cancell. Many have found success by using Laetrile, Essiac, Taheebo tea, Tian yian, vitamin C, The Rife Machine, MGN-3 and many more.
I have learned that a large segment of successful alternative treatments are based upon diet. It is interesting that the FDA will not consider any treatments based upon nutrition. This means that such options will never be tested and approved. Regardless of how effective they may be, your doctor will never be authorized to prescribe them.
I have assembled and organized these basic nutritional elements into a plan that has been successfully used by many people for several years. This is not a “hard and fast” program. There are many deviations practiced by different agencies. For instance; some advocates insist upon a totally “vegan” diet. This requires that the patient eat nothing from any animal source. Further, they require that all, (or sometimes 80%), of the food taken be fresh and raw. Other agencies allow some animal protein sources such as two servings of fish a week. There is good reasoning behind both of these options. Many people succeed with a less stringent plan.
I find that many people equate “alternative medicine” to the use of medicinal herbs. Herbs can be a very effective and sometimes essential part of a successful program. Many people have had dramatic recoveries from cancer by using herbs alone. Herbal products are allowed on the market if they do not make any medical claims, but are offered as the ubiquitous “dietary supplement”.
It is up to the user to understand what benefits may be gotten from using the products, as the provider is not allowed to make any health claims. For instance, I recently spoke to the American office of the herbal cancer treatment product, Flor Essence. This is an enhanced version of Essiac, which has an impressive record of success in treating cancer. I said something about “cancer” and the person on the other end of the phone said; “We are not allowed to say that ‘word’.”
There are several devices and specific plans that are touted as effective cancer treatments. The ones that I know about and that I consider to be legitimate are included in this report.
There are many people and organizations that offer and promote a wide variety of alternative cancer treatments. They are, for the most part, un associated, independent, and often un aware of some others in the field. There is no central organizing structure such as exists for conventional medicine through the various associations and government agencies. For this reason, one may find disagreement and contrary opinions expressed among alternative providers. In my opinion, this does not mean that there is great confusion, but rather that there is much yet to be learned. However, many people are experiencing wonderful recoveries by following what we do know about successful alternative cancer treatments.
The question of quackery arises. A report given by the American Cancer Society several years ago, stated that there is very little quackery evidenced in alternative medicine. This should give considerable assurance to those who are in doubt. This report has since been revoked and the society has “returned to the fold” of organized effort against alternative medicine.
I have heard from many who declare that if a cancer cure is ever found, it will come from “scientific research”. Personally, I doubt that this can happen. “Science”, because of its funding sources and FDA restrictions on nutritional treatments, is locked into a program that excludes nutrition as a valid contender. Science is looking for a “magic bullet” that can be patented and will produce profit for the owner. So long as we consider cancer to be a symptom of a deficiency, which in my opinion is supported by overwhelming evidence, the cure must address the cause which can not be accessed by a chemical intervention. One popular expression is; “Cancer is not caused by the lack of chemotherapy”
It is perfectly legal to use alternative treatments. What is illegal is for your doctor to prescribe them. Your doctor is locked into a system that prevents him from offering anything which is not approved by the FDA. In this sense, your doctor is a victim too. He can use alternatives for himself and his family, but he can lose his license and go to jail if he offers these things to a patient.
I have talked with many conventional doctors on this subject. Some are very defensive. One oncologist screamed at me, shaking his fists at the ceiling. Another said; “Off the record, I hope that alternatives work for you”.
If you are a victim of cancer, I hope that you will find courage and resources in these writings that have enabled many people to become cancer free.