"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
"Every medical problem represents a person-in-need and medicinals are for the person rather than for his or her disease... Patients achieve health when they themselves can participate in their health-care programs... What patients need most of all is assurance that their own healing systems are beautifully designed to handle most of their complaints... Doctors are beginning to view illnesses not as enemies but as opportunities for patients to develop their own inner resources."
"After more than twenty years of such specialized work, I have found
"All fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidant vitamins and phytochemicals which prevent cancer. Peppers contain capsaicin, citrus fruits contain coumarins. Berries, peppers, carrots and tomatoes contain flavinoids. Tomatoes and many other fruits contain lycopenes. Garlic, onions and chives contain S-allycysteine. Licorice contains triterpenoids. Barley, wheat and flaxseed contains lignins. Members of the cabbage family contain indoles and isothiocyanates, such as sulforaphane. Beans, peas and lentils contain genistein." - NEJM 1994 (July 21); 331(3): 141-147
Organic ketchup contains up to three times as much lycopene as non-organic brands. Lycopene helps protect against cancers of the breast, prostate, intestines and pancreas.
Lycopene is the natural red pigment in tomatoes.
"Green tea, the national beverage of Japan, is made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Within the last few years, researchers have discovered a number of health benefits of green tea, having to do with its content of catechins, a group of compounds mostly destroyed in the fermentative conversion to black tea. Catechins lower cholesterol and generally improve lipid metabolism. They also have significant anticancer and antibacterial effects." - www.drweil.com
"The abnormal p53 tumor- suppressor gene plays a role in about half of all human cancers...tumor cells lacking a normal p53 are resistant to the effects of radiation therapy and various chemotheraputic drugs." - Dr. Richard A. Evans
The mineral selenium activates
"Both radiation and chemotherapy rely upon good circulation of blood to the tumor to be effective. Radiation therapy requires oxygen in the tissues to be effective, and chemotherapy needs to be delivered via the bloodstream. Most cells within a large tumor mass respond very poorly to radiation therapy and chemotherapy, because their circulation is so poor." - Dr. Richard A. Evans
"There is evidence that radiation therapy may lead to a very slight risk of developing leukemia or a second cancer many years later. This risk is about 3 to 4 percent." - Dr. Richard A. Evans
"One of the long term effects of chemotherapy is that somewhere between 5 and 10 percent of the surviving patients die of leukemia in the first 10 years after treatment." Moss, page 82
The FDA defines an "effective" drug as one which achieves a 50% or more reduction in tumor size for 28 days. In the vast majority of cases there is absolutely no correlation between shrinking tumors for 28 days and the cure of the cancer or extension of life.
"In the end, there is no proof that chemotherapy in the vast majority of cases actually extends life, and this is the GREAT LIE about chemotherapy, that somehow there is a correlation between shrinking a tumor and extending the life of a patient." - Dr. Ralph Moss
Increasing alkalinity and increasing oxygenation are two sides of the same coin. For reasons you now understand, more alkalinity increases oxygenation and more oxygenation increases alkalinity. Everything you do to improve alkalinity or oxygenation helps both - they complement each other. Cancer exists when the physiology is in a state called acid-hypoxia (acidic and low oxygen). Health exists when the physiology is in a state called alkaline-hyperoxia (alkaline and lots of oxygen). The two states are mutually exclusive. We have a page for increasing alkalinity and another page for increasing oxygen in the body, so you have lots to keep you busy.
The metabolic enzymes needed to destroy cancer function best in an alkaline environment. So increasing the alkalinity and oxygenation of your bodily fluids and tissues improves the effectiveness of enzymes against cancer - alkalinity and oxygenation complement enzymes. In addition to enzymes, medicinal mushrooms can assist the body's white blood cells to penetrate cancer's defenses.
Consuming 10 grams of vitamin C daily can triple the body's production of white blood cells. Aerobic exercise such as rebounding increases the oxygenation of the body, moves the alkaline lymph around to help flush out pockets of acidity, plus rebound exercise increases the mobility of white blood cells which can now detect and destroy cancer due to the effect of the enzymes. Vitamin C and aerobic rebound exercise complement increased alkalinity, oxygenation and enzymes.
Vitamin B17 selectively destroys cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Dead cancer cells can be dissolved by enzymes or eaten by white blood cells. Vitamin B17 complements the effect of alkalinity, oxygenation, enzymes, and rebound exercise.
As the cancer is dissolved, quantities of toxic chemicals are released into the body. Maharishi Amrit Kalash has been demonstrated to help reduce the lethal side effects of chemotherapy and aid in the removal of toxic chemicals from the body. Other purification techniques include hyperthermia and colon cleansing. In addition to purifying the body, hyperthermia weakens and kills cancer cells. Nutritional support, purification techniques and hyperthermia complement the cancer fighting vitamin B17, vitamin C, alkalinity, oxygenation, enzymes, and rebound exercise.
In a coherent, systematic, synergistic and gentle way the conditions that permit cancer to exist in the body are removed, the body's immune system is strengthened, and the cancer itself is dissolved. Each of these approaches produces side benefits rather than harmful side effects, resulting in improved quality of life (as opposed to the debilitating effects of chemotherapy and radiation). By tackling the cancer from so many directions, no one therapy need be taken to extreme. For example, cancer cells weakened by hyperthermia can be killed by only 1/10 the amount of vitamin B17 that would otherwise be required.
Remember that no matter how you "treat" a disease, in the end it is the body that must heal itself. If the "treatment" damages the body's ability to heal itself, then you may die even if the "treatment" is a success.
Everyone knows that prevention is better than a cure. Given the odds, every person with foresight should be starting now to prevent cancer rather than waiting for it to happen. Every person who plans to have a child should begin now to purify their body so the child has an opportunity to be free from cancer. It is unacceptable that sperm, ova, cord blood and breast milk be filled with toxic chemicals.
If you already have cancer the information provided on this web site will give you a fast start in regaining your health. However, with your life at stake it would be wise to seek professional help.
A competent clinic or medical professional will help you to fine tune your 8 step anti-cancer diet and lifestyle according to your needs and the condition of your body. In a clinic setting you can expect to receive:
Some of the above are readily available from Amazon.
You now have all the information you need to evaluate every aspect of your diet and lifestyle for its usefulness in preventing and reversing cancer. You also have the information you need to evaluate the various conventional and alternative treatments for cancer. Are they complementary to your overall anti-cancer program or are they counter-productive in some manner?
Conventional allopathic medicine takes the position that "complementary medicine" is alternatives that complement surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. We suggest that complementary medicine is medicine that complements your 8 step cancer-preventing diet and lifestyle. For example, surgery to remove a large tumor mass will reduce the work that the enzymes and cleansing need to do. However, chemotherapy to kill all rapidly multiplying cells will wipe out the white blood cells that are rapidly multiplying to attack your cancer. A discussion to explore all your options with your health care professional will allow you to make the best decision for your health.
According to conventional medicine, what is the effectiveness of conventional cancer treatment? Leaving aside non-melanoma skin cancer, for which the cure rate with surgery or radiation is about 90% or more, about 50% of patients with cancer end up cured. Of that 50%, it is claimed that about 50% are cured by surgery, about 40% by radiotherapy, and about 10% by chemotherapy. "Cure" means surviving five years after commencing treatment.
Surgery is of value before cancers have metastasized, but only of limited usefulness after the cancer has spread. Also, with some cancers surgery is either not possible or very damaging to one's quality of life after surgery. For example, surgery for prostate cancer nearly always causes incontinence and impotence. Plus, you will want to avoid blood transfusions.
Chemotherapy is of little value and frequently counter productive in over 95% of all cancers. (To learn about the less than 5% where chemo may be helpful click here.) A small amount of surgery to remove a tumor combined with a strengthened immune system to mop up any stray cancer cells is an effective strategy for most cancer patients. Where the tumor is inoperable, radiation targeted on the inoperable tumor may have a valid role to play in saving the life of a patient. (To learn about where radiation may be helpful click here.)
The most dangerous thing for a cancer patient is metastases. Conventional cancer treatments offer little hope if the cancer has metastasized. Multiple tumors shedding cancer cell clusters into the lymph and blood can overwhelm the ability of the immune system to destroy them. If the result is many more metastases sprouting like mushrooms throughout your body, then you can lose the battle. Also, if these tumors destroy a vital organ then you can lose the battle. If your tumor is removed before it has metastasized, there is an excellent chance you will survive. If your cancer has metastasized there is still hope for you via alternative treatments, but you will need to be very resolute in your fight for survival. With all cancers, the sooner you start treatment the better your chances. It is difficult for cancer to metastasize after you have begun enzyme therapy. Also, Dr. Rath has reported good results using nutrients to strengthen the body's connective tissue (collagen) so that the tumor becomes encapsulated, thereby preventing growth of the tumor and metastases.
It is the experience of Gerson Therapy that dissolving tumors in a few months is not difficult. The main problem is that Gerson Therapy must be continued for at least two years in order for the various organs whose deterioration opened the way for cancer to be regenerated sufficiently for cancer recurrence to be prevented. If the therapy is not continued for at least two years and the cancer recurs, it is more difficult to remove the cancer a second time. If this cycle is repeated again, the third time around Gerson Therapy will not succeed in removing the tumor. The two year rule is an issue for Gerson patients because the therapy is so labor intensive it is not possible for a cancer patient to do the therapy without full time assistance.
Here are some questions you might ask your conventional or alternative doctor when you are deciding the best course of action to take:
1. Can it cure me?
2. Can it make me live longer?
3. Can it improve the quality of my life?
4. What is the evidence for your claims?
Plus, if you wish a more technical question:
Will it kill cancer stem cells? (Only the cancer stem cells are dangerous, because they can create metastases. Other tumor cells are benign.) Treatments that harm the tumor can potentially backfire, because the damaged tumor tissue issues chemical signals that attract more healing stem cells from the bone marrow, that can become cancerous in the toxic environment within the tumor.
After conventional cancer treatments there typically begins a period of regular follow-up and waiting. What the doctor is watching for is recurrence of the cancer, caused either by a few cells left over from the previous bout with cancer, development of a new cancer from precancerous areas, or caused by metastases that were not known about at the time of initial treatment. During this period of waiting, rather than sitting helplessly you can use the 8 Step Cancer Program plus the other alternative treatments listed above to help reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.
If you decide to accept chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment, you should be aware that these treatments usually suppress the immune system. Sometimes the immune system becomes so suppressed that the patient can no longer tolerate treatment and must discontinue the chemotherapy and radiation. To prevent this situation from arising, the 8 Step Cancer Program may strengthen the immune system and reduce the side effects of conventional cancer therapy, thereby helping you to complete the prescribed treatment. Also, your chances of developing a second cancer after chemotherapy and radiation are higher, because both of these treatments are carcinogenic. Therefore, after these treatments it is important that you adopt a diet and lifestyle designed to PREVENT cancer.
If you have cancer, you may wish to fight it on 3 levels: 1) self-treatment using the information on this website, 2) alternative treatments available from a naturopath or other alternative physician, 3) conventional medicine. To prepare yourself for an encounter with a naturopath, oncologist, etc., you would be well advised to read the Moss Report for your particular cancer. Dr. Ralph Moss has written a report for many different cancers, covering conventional as well as alternative treatment options.
We oppose the "false hopelessness" promoted by a medical profession that refuses to acknowledge any preventive or treatment for cancer that does not fill their wallets. Listen to David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., PhD. who had brain cancer. The synergy between multiple approaches to cancer and health is most important. Complementary and alternative medicine generally involves multiple variables deliberately selected for their synergy, and the benefit of this synergy is missed when each element is studied alone. A new way to do scientific studies called "whole systems research" has been developed to examine complex approaches to health and healing.
Our 8 step program to prevent and reverse cancer is designed not only to deal effectively with cancer. Many other degenerative diseases will also be found to respond favorably. As you participate in the program your general level of fitness should improve. The measures we have recommended to improve oxygen levels in the blood and tissues are of great importance to athletes. Aspects of this program will improve mental fitness as well. Students can expect their grades to rise and people of all ages will enjoy improved memory and greater mental alertness. The measures you take to cancer-proof your family will produce many side-benefits and significantly improve the quality of your life.
"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and
"Contemporary alternatives, unlike the pills and potions of the past, are long-term, lifestyle-oriented options that exist within a broad view of health and personal responsibility. Patients welcome the self-care and concomitant responsibility to attain health..." - (Cassileth, 1984) quoted in Moss, page 265.
In the Physicians Desk Reference, available in any library or doctor's office, the top 10 chemotherapy drugs used in the USA all have cancer as a listed side effect.
Chemotherapy drugs are not FDA approved. They are legally administered under the Rule of Probable Cause which states that experimental drugs may be used if the side effect of the drug is no worse than the end effect of the disease. In fact, every chemotherapy bottle is stamped "For Experimental Use Only" and the patient must sign a release before the doctor will prescribe or administer it.
"The 10-year survival rate under conventional cut, burn, and poison therapy is essentially zero. (That's why they ignore 10-year survival rates.)" - Dr. William Campbell Douglass' Second Opinion, January 2001.
"After a new paradigm emerges, all previous research in an area may be defined as irrelevant, if not false." - Gerald E. Markle and James C. Petersen, quoted in Moss page 138.
Every 7 seconds someone in the US turns 50. Would you like to extend your lifespan? Did you know that the Hunza people frequently live to between 120 and 140 years of age, and are HEALTHY for all that time? Some people say it is the water they drink, the minerals they consume, certain foods they eat, their non-toxic environment, or stress-free life. We address all of these issues on this web site. What we are suggesting is that those who follow the 8 step program to prevent cancer could easily live 40 - 60 more years than is presently the norm, and enjoy good health all that time. A longer, more active and healthier life is the carrot, and cancer and other disease is the stick to get people to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. Are you interested? Click on one of the above banners to learn more.
In the ancient Vedic civilization, the time of "retirement" had a profound purpose - the attainment of ever higher levels of enlightenment. Retired people have time to meditate, and if they are wise enough to do this then their wisdom may grow without bounds, and society will begin to find in them the enlightened leadership that is so sorely lacking today.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
There are hundreds of alternative treatments for cancer. The problem we have with most of them is the uncertainty whether or not they will work for the average person. For example, the Rife machine probably worked well when Rife was using it, but the modern machines that try to copy what Rife did may or may not work.
In the absence of scientific research, who can say?
"Mankind never tries the right remedy until it has exhausted every possible wrong one."
On our Frequently Asked Questions pages read the questions submitted by other visitors to this web site and our answers. Send in your own questions.
"We were reluctant to enter the field of cancer therapy since we believed that present-day methods of treatment were seldom effective. In the past, observations on animal models led to the conclusion that the very methods used to treat cancer were carcinogenic in themselves. That is, that radiation and chemotherapy not only induced cancer but also destroyed immunity to cancer." - Dr. Virginia Livingston - Wheeler
"The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it."
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