CANCER AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
© May 2013, The Center For Development
DISCLAIMER: This article and all material on this website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended for diagnosis, prescription, treatment or a cure for any disease or condition. Nutritional balancing science is a new method to correct body chemistry through systems principles, and which often causes improvement in health without requiring medical diagnoses or prescriptions.
NOTE: A nutritional balancing program alone is not sufficient to correct cancer. Nutritional balancing science can often rebuild the body at deep levels. This is wonderful. However, cancer is a fast-moving and stealth illness in some cases. Therefore, I suggest several remedies and programs below for its correction, not just a nutritional balancing program.
In addition, nutritional balancing can be used as an adjunctive and supportive therapy for those who have elected to pursue conventional cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. If you are not sure what to do, you may email me for more information at Send An Email.
Cancer is one of the most important disease of this century, and one that wastes millions of lives. Almost one of every two Americans will be diagnosed with it. Many others die as a result of a hidden cancer that causes another problem such as a ruptured artery or a stroke.
For these reasons, cancer evokes terrible fear today, probably more than most other illnesses. Yet I have seen full recoveries from cancer, even advanced cases. This statement is based on over 30 years of assisting people with their health, which began with a family experience with cancer in the 1970s.
I discovered, quite by accident, that there is an entire world of alternative cancer treatment out there that goes unrecognized and is often actively suppressed by the mainstream medical profession and the media. This article is a research report on my observations as a doctor who is willing to search outside the mainstream medical literature for answers.
Why do you not hear more about metabolic therapies for cancer? You will generally not hear about the alternatives I will suggest because they do not tend to meet certain criteria for acceptance by the medical profession, no matter how good they are.
For example, today’s medical therapies usually involve patentable drugs. This is because the pharmaceutical industry has infiltrated medical care to an enormous degree, far more even than when I attended medical school about 35 years ago. They mainly profit from patentable products, which does not include foods, vitamins, minerals, herbs and similar products.
As a result, the drug industry strongly discourages the public from using metabolic therapies mainly by controlling what doctors learn and how they practice their trade. Control is accomplished through the medical licensing laws. In addition, one must be wary about medical “studies” about cancer because some of the studies are phony or rigged, or contain statistics that are manipulated to achieve a certain outcome.
For example, the cure rate for chemotherapy, radiation and surgery is based on survival for 5 years. If a person dies one day after the five years is up, the person is categorized as “cured”. This, of course, is insane. But this is how the statistics are set up, although most people do not know this.
Another manipulation is to test a drug for only a short time, during which the drug may show “promise”. The drug maker knows that if they extended the time a few more months or a year, it would fail, but they do not report this fact. A third way that studies are rigged is to use a very special group of people in the study that the authors know will do well on the drug. These are just a few of many ways the public and the medical profession are kept in the dark about the dismal performance of much of drug medicine. This ignorance and deception today pervades the entire medical establishment, even the most elite medical centers. However, it is perhaps most pronounced in the area of cancer therapy.
METABOLIC CANCER THERAPIES
This article discusses three alternative cancer therapies, which I call metabolic therapies. This simply means they depend not on toxic drugs, but upon 1) cleaning out poisons from the body, and 2) renourishing and balancing the body, and 3) the use of all-natural and quite non-toxic cancer-killing agents. These therapies work quite well, when done properly and faithfully. Warning: they require more of a commitment than just swallowing a few pills. They require a particular diet, and perhaps a better lifestyle, and time to do the detoxification procedures. When this is done correctly, however, many cancers go away, often quite easily.
None of these therapies involve patent medicines, so these methods are not of interest to the drug medical cartel that controls much of medical care in America and abroad.
WARNING about most holistic, alternative, or complementary cancer care. Alternative medical care for cancer, is full of problems, in my view. Most of the holistic doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, and others do not have enough experience, want to make money, and/or are simply not smart enough to do a good job in many cases.
WARNING: I do NOT recommend herbs, mushroom therapy, germanium, cesium, homeopathy, chelation, IV vitamin C, iodine therapy, IPT (or insulin potentiation therapy), electrical machines, raw food diets, beta glucan, cottage cheese and vegetable oil, IP-6, peroxide baths, or baking soda treatments. I would strictly avoid all of these therapies.
In my experience, these methods simply do not work well enough. They may cause some improvement for a while, but they do not work deeply enough. Some will guarantee death, in fact.
Also, if you choose the three methods recommended in this article, you must do them correctly and faithfully. Do not fool around and change the protocols!
Other considerations – root canals, dental amalgams and glandular products. Root-canal filled teeth, or other tooth abscesses, can cause or worsen cancer anywhere in the body. I strongly suggest that anyone dealing with cancer have ALL root canal-filled teeth removed at once. I know this can be costly and drastic, but is often very important.
Also, DO NOT replace dental amalgams when there is an active cancer. Wait until the cancer is in remission, as the removal process occasionally can flare up the cancer and kill the patient. Also, take care of any other dental problems, but do not have more amalgam dental fillings, as these are quite toxic.
In addition, DO NOT take glandular products such as adrenal or thyroid supplements if one has cancer. Some cancers are hormone-driven and products such as adrenal or thyroid glandular supplements could make things worse.
Combining natural therapies with conventional cancer treatment. This is certainly possible. However, according to those whom I trust, it is a bad idea. First, conventional cancer treatment is extremely toxic, the opposite of the goal of detoxification mentioned above. Secondly, conventional treatment wastes the patient’s energy, usually depletes their nutrition, and often has other adverse effects.
The best conventional treatment is often surgery, but it should only be used in cases in which 1) the tumor is enormous and thus difficult to digest and remove naturally, or 2) if the tumor is pressing on a vital structure such as an artery or a nerve, and must be removed to save one’s life.
Drug therapies, radiation therapy, most surgery, IPT or insulin potentiation therapy, and even most herbal therapies such as the use of mushroom extracts, are not needed and too toxic to use or combine with metabolic therapy, in my view. I would avoid them all for good results.
REMEDIES AND THERAPIES I SUGGEST
Cantron is a relatively inexpensive, liquid remedy developed about 70 years ago by a Dr. Jim Sheridan in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Cantron appears to disable the energy-producing mechanism of the trophoblast, a cell line that many believe is the basis for cancer. In addition, Cantron has components that help the body dispose of dead or necrotic tumor tissue. This is critical because one can die due to toxic poisoning from necrotic or dead cancer tissue.
Cantron is sold as a stand-alone product. However, I suggest combining it very carefully with a nutritional balancing program. I find this works much better.
NOTE: A very similar or identical product is called Protocel, but it is more costly and probably does not work any better than Cantron. I do welcome feedback about this, however.
The package insert that comes with Protocel does not recommend combining it with most nutrient therapies, but I do not agree with this in the case of a properly designed nutritional balancing program. For more detailed information about Cantron, read Cancer Remedies I Suggest.
#2. THE KELLEY METABOLIC CANCER THERAPY
Dr. William Donald Kelley, DDS was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1968. He was given little hope of survival, and, as a result, began researching alternatives. He read about the trophoblast theory of cancer, and began taking pancreatic enzymes. He soon felt better, and continued to research even more. Eventually, he evolved a cancer protocol that he continuously refined for 35 years. Dr. Kelley died in 2009 from other causes (not cancer) at age 88.
He wrote a small book entitled One Answer To Cancer as a guide for patients. He was an excellent doctor and trained a number of doctors and consultants to continue his work.
I usually suggest the Kelley metabolic cancer program or ‘Kelley program’ for more advanced cancer cases, as it may be a little better than Protocel, and it is much more expensive. For more detailed information about it, read Cancer Remedies I Suggest.
Drs. Willliam Kelley and Jim Sheridan, founder of Protocel, are among the doctors described in a separate article on this website entitled The Cancer Pioneers.
#3. Oxygen therapies. Extra oxygen can kill cancer cells. It is a fairly safe, and often a fairly simple therapy, as well. I would only use it in conjunction with one of the two therapies listed above, as it is not enough by itself.
Oxygen is available in various forms and modalities. A good one is to use ozone applied rectally, or breathed in, or in your drinking water. Ozone is O3, an unstable form of oxygen that gives off one of its oxygen atoms to your body when it is placed inside the body. You will need to find someone knowledgeable in its use, although anyone can buy an ozonator/ionizer air purifier and set it up in your bedroom, preferably, and breathe some ozone all night and day, as well. Click here to learn more about getting one of these machines.
Another form of oxygen that seems to be good is hyperbaric oxygen. This is a chamber with oxygen pumped in under pressure. The chambers are quite costly, but sometimes you can find one locally that you can use at low cost.
Another way to obtain extra oxygen is to take baths in hydrogen peroxide solutions. I do not like hydrogen peroxide baths, however, because in many places the tap water is too contaminated, so I do not recommend this method as much.
Finally, you can practice deep breathing every day, and this, too, will enhance oxygenation of the body to some degree and is very easy. Do deep breathing for at least 1 hour daily.
BLACK SALVE FOR SKIN AND OTHER CANCERS
This is an old native American herbal formula used to remove skin cancers, mainly. However, some people say it helps to take it internally, as well. While it is irritating, it usually does an excellent job! It is also extremely inexpensive and non-toxic. For more on black salve, read Cancer Remedies I Suggest.
AN INTERESTING WEBSITE ABOUT ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY
A man who has recovered from mesothelioma, normally a difficult cancer to overcome, has set up a website and written a free book about his recovery using only natural methods. The website is www.survivingmesothelioma.com/.
OTHER TOPICS RELATED CANCER
WHAT IS CANCER?
Doctors differ in their beliefs about exactly what cancer is. According to some, however, it is a normal type of cell line that simply expresses or grows at the wrong time and place. The cell line is called the trophoblast.
The word trophoblast means “to nourish the blast or baby”. The cell line should only arise during the first eight to twelve weeks of pregnancy. Its function is to nourish the fetus until what is called the critical period of pregnancy, when the placenta grows and takes over the job of nourishing the fetus.
According to the theory, as our bodies age and break down slowly, this older tissue line becomes active in the wrong time and place, and this is cancer. As early as 1902, John Beard, MD, a brilliant embryologist, wrote The Trophoblast Theory Of Cancer. To my knowledge, the theory has withstood many tests, yet one rarely hears about it. I wonder if the reason is that if it were shown to be true, the answer for this disease recommended in 1902 would have to be applied, and the entire cancer “business” would end.
Cancer is one disease that is far better to prevent than to treat, in most cases. Here is why:
1. It can be very advanced, and fast-moving, yet no symptoms may be present. Just last month, a friend called because his 28-year-old young son had minor surgery for an abdominal problem. Much to everyone’s surprise, his abdomen was full of cancer, and he soon died. This is unfortunately a common story.
2. Dissolving tumors is not that easy for the human body, especially one with impaired eliminative organs. This greatly slows healing of cancer and causes many failures in natural and conventional cancer therapies. The body’s detoxification system is just overwhelmed. This is one reason I only suggest the two natural methods that I do, and no others at this time. It is also why coffee enemas are a key to natural cancer therapy. Skipping them is just foolishness.
3. All illness is more difficult to handle in older people, and these are the ones who usually suffer with cancer.
4. Cancer is life-threatening and will take the life if one does not stop it. Thus, just slowing it down is better than nothing, but is not enough, as it is with many other illnesses. Cancer must be stopped, as a general rule, or life will end sooner, if not later.
SAUNA THERAPY AS PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND TERTIARY PREVENTION OF CANCER
The use of a near infrared heat lamp sauna each day for half an hour or more is a simple, cost-effective method of cancer prevention. A far infrared sauna is not nearly as good, and may be harmful due to the stray electromagnetic fields they all produce.
Near infrared sauna therapy helps remove two dozen toxic metals, hundreds of toxic chemicals, and often a dozen or more chronic infections in the body. It also has many other therapeutic effects.
Saunas do far more than just reduce the risk of cancer, and is not a specific cancer therapy, unless combined with other products and procedures. Thus, it can also help prevent a dozen other devastating illnesses, at least, and actually rejuvenates the body as it does so. See the article entitled Sauna Therapy for much more information about this rather amazing therapy.
If one is serious about cancer prevention, include the use of a near infrared sauna as a primary preventive therapy.
To build a sauna is not difficult. Free plans are on this website at Sauna Plans. Also, we offer a book, Sauna Therapy, with more plans and we sell, at this time, an inexpensive but excellent little one-person lamp sauna for under $600.00. This is also described on this website on the page entitled Buy A Sauna.
HOW TO ENHANCE A METABOLIC THERAPY PROGRAM
Here are a few keys to success that may not be emphasized enough by some books or practitioners.
1. Rest a lot more. This is primary. Rest will help any healing process. Go to bed by 8:30 PM each night, nap each afternoon and try to get 10 to 12 hours of sleep daily between these two. The early hours of the evening are the best times for sleeping.
2. Drink about three quarts of quality spring water each day. Steam-distilled water is also excellent for detoxification. However, I use it usually for only a few months, and then one must change to spring water because too much distilled water will remove some vital minerals from the body.
The next best water to drink is usually carbon filtered tap water. Be sure to change the filters every six months or more often. Reverse osmosis water is deadly and should be avoided. Alkaline water will provide positive benefits at first, but for long term use they poison the body with platinum or other toxic metals, in my experience, and should be strictly avoided. Also, avoid other “designer waters”, as a general rule. Read Water For Drinking for more on this subject.
3. Perhaps do an extra coffee enema and/or an sauna session. These will not, in our experience, interfere at all with Protocel or Cantron, and they are an important part of the Kelley program. The use of a near infrared light sauna was added very late in Dr. Kelley’s life, so many practitioners do not know about its benefits.
Stay away from far infrared saunas, especially those with large carbon heaters. I believe they are emitting frequencies that may be harmful. Most saunas can be converted to a near infrared sauna by just adding the heat lamps to it.
4. Stay positive. The cancer cells themselves actually secrete substances that may contribute to depression or discouragement. Purification reactions that are, in fact, beneficial can also cause fear. At times, these can unnerve even the most stable and dedicated person.
Research by the Simontons and other doctors indicates that staying positive is critical for the best success. Here are several ways to do this:
a) Read to understand all you can about your program. It can help you to have faith and confidence in what you are doing and why.
b) Do your best to concentrate on the positive and ignore the negative feelings. This may seem impossible, but is a skill that can be learned. It involves letting go of the negative because you realize it is just “old tapes” playing over and over in your head. After a while, they begin to just fade away.
c) Use methods that help you to stay positive. This might include uplifting books, CDs, inspiring movies, or talking with positive friends. It may also be taking walks in the woods or a park, meditating properly with the Roy Masters exercise, but not others, or any other helpful and healthful activity.
The article on my website entitled Reflections On The Twenty-Third Psalm can also be helpful. This particular affirmation was and is very inspiring for thousands throughout the ages.
d) Think spiritually. This means to know you are more than your physical body. This is what I mean by “think spiritually”. It allows us to have a greater love for the self and for the world as well. Some ways to act spiritually are to go to church, or to read and study high-quality spiritual material. Many opportunities are all around you.
5. Meditate in a special way. I strongly advise all cancer patients to use the Roy Masters meditation with my modification. It is explained in the article Meditation For Healing, where you can also download an audio version free of charge. I also offer the exercise on a CD for $9.00 plus shipping.
The exercise takes some time and patience to practice daily. However, it is excellent and very grounding, an important factor for those with cancer. I credit my own health recovery in large measure to doing this exercise daily, which I still do.
6. Be realistic and grounded. Always keep in touch with your practitioner. Healing cancer is not a do-it-yourself proposition at all. Not all reactions mean you are healing, by any means.
For several years I followed a Natural Hygiene regimen of mostly vegetarian raw food. I developed rashes and other symptoms that I believed were indicators of healing, and others around me agreed.
In fact, I was becoming more ill. It cost me dearly in terms of my health. Fortunately, an acquaintance finally convinced me to quit the regimen. I had surrounded myself with others who thought like me, but the method simply didn’t work, in spite of my best efforts to follow the regimen faithfully.
This is why I only recommend working with someone who has an excellent reputation with cancer patients, not a general type of practitioner. Healing cancer with any approach is challenging, even for a seasoned practitioner. For this reason, I do not work with cancer. It is just not my specialty and I admire those who have made it theirs.
Unrealistic thinking and approaches will get you killed with cancer. I know this warning may sound like it is coming from the American Medical Association, but please be warned. Be open-minded but never rigid, if possible. If you are not succeeding, something has to change. Do not stay with a program if it is obviously not working for you.
Miracles can occur with any healing method. However, they don’t happen that often. So use your common sense at all times when dealing with cancer.
TISSUE MINERAL PATTERNS SEEN OFTEN WITH CANCER
Certain metabolic patterns that are visible on a properly performed and properly interpreted hair mineral analysis are more associated with cancer. Here are those that occur most often, though there are others as well.
1. Sympathetic dominance
Excessive activity of the sympathetic nervous system inhibits healing in at least five different ways. If this factor is not dealt with, no therapy will be too effective. The tendency to overuse the sympathetic nervous system, which we call sympathetic dominance, is often unconscious. This only makes it worse, because the person thinks he or she is just living “normally”, but in fact the person is stuck in a trap or vicious cycle of tissue breakdown or catabolism due to the overuse of the sympathetic nervous system. I tell people it is as though they believe they are being chased by a pack of tigers all the time. This inhibits digestion, elimination and the immune response severely, and slowly tears down the body.
On a hair mineral test, it is indicated by a potassium level of 4 mg% or less, or three or four highs pattern with a slightly elevated sodium/potassium ratio. Secondary indicators are an elevated sodium/potassium ratio by itself, and/or an elevated calcium/magnesium ratio if the sodium/potassium ratio is high.
Pancreatic enzymes and Protocel may actually help to correct this tendency, and this may account for some of the feelings of fatigue that people with active cancer may feel for a time on these products. Coffee enemas and sauna therapy is also excellent to counteract sympathetic dominance. Sympathetic dominance is a very critical subject. To read more, about it, read Sympathetic Dominance.
2. Four lows pattern
This pattern is also common, and consists of low tissue levels of calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. For more on this interesting pattern, read Four Lows Pattern.
copper, calcium and/or cadmium
A copper level greater than about 10 mg%, a calcium level greater than 400 mg%, and/or a cadmium level above about 0.03 mg%, are other possible cancer indicators on a properly performed hair mineral analysis. As these correct, the likelihood of cancer will decrease, in my experience.
4. A sodium/potassium ratio less than 2
Dr. Paul Eck noted that on a properly performed hair mineral analysis in which the hair is not washed at the laboratory that a sodium/potassium ratio less than 2.5 is associated with an impaired immune response. As the ratio becomes lower, the tendency for immune deficiency and malignancy increases. For more, read Low Sodium/Potassium Ratio on this site.
5. Phosphorus less than 12 mg%
This is a low vitality indicator. For more information, read Phosphorus on this site.
6. Other toxic metals or severe vital mineral deficiencies
High levels of mercury, lead, arsenic, nickel or other toxic metals may be associated with the development of cancer. Poor eliminator patterns are also associated with cancer.
Very low levels of zinc, for example, may also indicate a severely impaired immune response. More research is needed on the specifics of these indicators.
PROBLEMS WITH CONVENTIONAL CANCER DIAGNOSES AND SCREENING
Breast cancer. Breast cancer screening and diagnosis are important subjects. For more on this topic, please read Breast Cancer Screening And Prevention.
Biopsy errors. Please be warned that biopsies can be unreliable. They can produce false positive and false negative results. Try to confirm biopsy findings, if at all possible, since false positive results can cause extensive treatments when they may not be needed. This relates to the next topic.
Defensive medicine. Today, many doctors practice what is called defensive medicine. This is really not medical care, but legal care. They may diagnose an early cancer even if they are not sure, because this is preferable to missing the diagnosis and getting sued.
I appreciate their careful approach. However, a person can end up on very toxic drugs, or having toxic radiation therapy and surgery without needing it. They can also become very depressed and anxious for no reason. So please beware of this situation in today’s medical care. The answer, in my opinion, is that if you receive a diagnosis of this type, go on Protocel and a nutritional balancing program. This will almost always take care of the cancer without the need for further medical intervention.
Beware of medical “preventive testing”. X-rays of the breasts, for example, increase cancer incidence. Ultrasound or infrared thermal imaging, by contrast, are much safer. This is just one example of how prevention must be carefully thought out.
A very good and simple serum-based cancer screening panel is available from American Metabolic Laboratories. No doctor’s prescription is needed, as they send you one. See the reference section of this article for more information about this laboratory test.
A nutritional balancing program can cause what looks like cancerous growths, but they are not. Recently, two people who were on nutritional balancing programs suddenly developed “lumps”, that were then diagnosed with cancer. However, upon closer investigation, one was actually told she just had pre-cancerous cells. In both cases, the problem was a healing reaction and the lumps went away on their own. Reasons for the confusion and possible misdiagnoses are:
1. Only on a nutritional balancing program, the body can move toxins easily into a cyst or benign tumor to make them easier to remove. So a lump appears. It is not cancer, in my experience, but a process of ridding the body of cancer, even though it contains some abnormal cells.
2. Most cancers require 5-10 years to develop. Nutritional balancing programs do not tend to promote cancer growth, and in fact the opposite is true.
Common medical errors in handling cancer. These include:
1. Treating cancer as a local disease instead of a systemic one. This tends to cause relapses or recurrences. Doctors then treat these as “new” cancers, when they are just the progression of the same illness that was mistreated the first time with drugs or other methods that do not strengthen and detoxify the entire body.
2. Using extremely toxic drugs and radiation as a first line of treatment, rather than as a last resort in most cases.
3. Ignoring very high quality nutrition and diet, drinking water, food supplements, and perhaps other lifestyle factors when addressing cancer.
4. Ignoring wonderful detoxification procedures such as coffee enemas and the daily use of a near infrared sauna.
REASONS FOR FAILURE WITH NATURAL CANCER THERAPIES
I will mention four factors that are common reasons for failure, so that you can avoid them. These include too much stress, starting too late, the nature of cancer and the inability to follow the program exactly.
1. Stress. For success, you must minimize all activity and stress in your life. You must rest at least 12 hours daily. Stress weakens and disturbs the body severely. It can include financial, social, work, family or other types of stressful conditions. To be successful, plan to rest most of the day for at least a year or two. This will conserve your energy for healing.
2. Starting too late. I am aware of people with extremely advanced cases of cancer that recovered fully using natural therapies. Therefore, it is never too late to begin natural therapy.
However, there can be no foolproof “cure” for cancer. Anyone who offers you one is lying. The main reason is that cancer is a stealth disease and you never know how extensive it is, no matter how many x-rays or tests are run. Also, you never know just how low your vitality level is, and vitality or adaptive energy is required to recover from cancer, as with all diseases. It takes some time to turn around any disease condition, and one never knows if one has that time. Also, digesting and disposing of dead tumors takes a lot of the body’s energy and can be another problem, even if the cancer can be stopped. Therefore, if you suspect cancer, start your alternative program immediately.
4. Failure to follow the program completely and faithfully. This is the most common reason for failure. Here are some reasons this can happen:
a) Altering the program. This is all too common. Doctors or patients often just omit parts of the program, such as coffee enemas. Others try combining programs, often with disastrous results. Others alter a few items, such as the diet, because they are afraid or have read something that influences them.
A hard and fast rule is to avoid changing or omitting anything that is required, even if you don’t understand it. The Kelley program, as administered by Pamela McDougle – but not anyone else - is the result of literally years of research. You are not likely to improve upon it. Dr. Kelley tried many remedies, and rejected most of them for very good reasons that are not known to most physicians and patients.
Nutritional balancing programs are also the result of 40 years of research. Patients do not realize that we have tried most, if not all of the remedies, methods and products available on the market. So if it is not recommended, stay away. If it is recommended, use it, even if it makes little sense.
Holistic physicians, often with little real experience with cancer, are among the worst offenders here. They may attend a seminar or workshop and suddenly feel they can do better than the masters. Adding extra products often wrecks a program, and the reasons can be subtle. Be very careful about this.
b) Inability to do the program. This may be due to financial issues, mental confusion or even a lack of strength to carry out the instructions perfectly.
c) Lack of adequate supervision. This is also common. Always consult your practitioner if you are not sure what to do in a situation. Too many people end up in an emergency room, or stopping their program when this is not the correct solution to a flare-up or other situation.
Doctors who help people with cancer must be available for phone calls, at least, and should supervise patients carefully. Remember, cancer is not a simple illness in most cases.
In fact, cancer is more like a climb up a steep slope where you cannot see the goal clearly at first. There are wrong turns and hazards to avoid, so use care in whom you choose as your guide, and keep in close communication when necessary.
d) Lack of commitment. Any natural approach takes commitment. It will usually not be easy sailing at all times and one must persist, even when it seems like things are not going well. This occurs during what are called healing reactions, for example. for more on this critical subject, read Retracing And Healing Reactions on this website.
e) Quitting too soon. This is another common problem. Plan on staying on your therapy for several years, at least. The diet and lifestyle should be lifelong choices.
One must stay with the natural therapy for at least a year after obvious tumors have shrunk or one feels much better. Otherwise, relapses can occur easily, since cancer is a degenerative condition.
f) Lack of emotional and moral support. This, too, occurs often with alternative cancer approaches, more than with any other illness I am aware of. Some people feel they must have the support of their families, the media and the medical world. Otherwise they feel uncomfortable with their cancer regimen.
Alternative methods do not offer this. For best success, one must be far more independent of the attitudes of others, realizing that they are usually terribly uninformed and misinformed. Often they are also terrified of cancer by the media and not thinking clearly about you and your real needs.
g) Lack of faith in the program. If you believe strongly in someone or something, you will tend to relax, follow orders better, and have a better attitude. If you think you are wasting your time and money, no approach will be as effective.
For this reason, watch out with whom you speak or share your condition, and your plans. Thoughtless or stray words from doctors and others can have a great influence on one who is ill.
If you seek counseling or other help from a counselor, pastor, family or friends, make sure they all understand your natural healing program, and is fully supportive.
h) Reduced will to live. Cancer often causes a person to question the will to live. In fact, it is one of cancer’s blessings. It forces a person to examine why he or she wants to be well at all. This is a challenge for those who have not examined their lives carefully, or who have lived less than wholesome lives. There are ways to enhance the will to live, such as reading spiritual books, reading certain articles on this website that explain how life works, and why life is precious, and others.
WHAT IF YOU ARE NOT SUCCEEDING?
If the program you have chosen is not causing any changes within a few weeks, even subtle ones described below, it may not be working. Fortunately, with the therapies in this article, this rarely happens. Early changes may be subtle and even have little to do with your tumor or cancer. They may be emotional improvements, for example.
For example, you may have more energy, feel happier or have less pain, even if the tumor has not changed. In fact, do not expect your tumor or even your general health to change quickly in many cases. Only with the therapies mentioned in this article and perhaps a few others, tumors occasionally even grow larger for a short time as they soften and disintegrate. Also, tests such as x-rays and blood tests may also look worse, at times. This can be part of the process of tumor necrosis or destruction of the cancer. So, be sure to work with a practitioner who understands this.
Also, do not just pay attention to x-rays or other medical tests, which often cannot detect subtle changes inside tumors. However, if there are no changes at all, even subtle ones, don’t waste your time on something that is not working. Stop what you are doing and change to a different approach. The exception here is that when a healing reaction or retracing is taking place, one must stick with the program. This is difficult, and this is where a professional who understands the program deeply will be of great help. During all retracing, one’s judgment is affected and everyone needs outside help to see their way through.
Should you spend a lot of time with conventional doctors while on a natural therapy program? This is a difficult decision, at times. It is up to you how often you visit your conventional doctor, but I found myself that staying away from the medical world was and still is helpful. This is not always the case, but here are my observations based on working with thousands of people:
1. The medical world can be depressing and discouraging.
2. Doctors are often afraid of cancer, and speak and gesture in a way that unconsciously instills fear in you.
3. Most doctors, including holistic doctors, are not well-informed about healing reactions, the Kelley program, nutritional balancing science, etc. So they often inadvertently wreck the programs by suggesting other remedies, other diets, or other therapies.
4. Sadly, the cancer establishment is corrupt. You may not think this is true, as most doctors are well-intentioned, as are most hospitals. However, the licensing boards control medical care and do not want the truth about metabolic cancer therapies to be known.
There is a built-in bias, in other words, against unusual natural therapies that doctors do not know much about. Their journals do not teach them about metabolic cancer therapy in an honest way, sadly, because they are supported by drug ads. I know this for a fact. So one cannot expect to hear the truth from one’s conventional doctor, although we all want it.
Indeed, many patients are often “railroaded” into complying with doctor’s suggestions in various ways – even legal means. This is not pleasant for me, and for many of our clients. I am sorry to have to say all this, and I wish it were not true, but it is.
Do not be deceived because your doctor is very “nice”, or concerned, or because he was educated at very fine universities. In my experience, none of this matters. This is very hard for some people to fathom – that with all their learning and research staffs, that their doctors might be almost totally ignorant when it comes to metabolic and natural approaches to cancer. However, it is the truth.
1. American Metabolic Laboratories, (Florida) (954) 929-4814. They offer a good panel of cancer blood tests for about $500.00, at this time. No doctor’s prescription is needed.
2. Beard, John, The Trophobastic Theory Of Cancer, 1902.
3. Bearden, T.E., Cancer And The Unresolved Health Issues In The Biological Effects Of Electromagnetic Fields And Radiation, Association of Distinguished American Scientists, Huntsville, AL,1993.
4. Cancer Control Society, 2043 N. Berendo St. Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 663-7801. (resource group for alternative cancer therapies that holds annual conventions and more. Too much information at times.)
5. Day, L., MD, Cancer Doesn’t Scare Me Any More, DVD, (800) 574-2437 or www.drday.com (personal story of a surgeon and her cancer recovery with natural methods).
6. Gerson, M., A Cancer Therapy, Results of 50 Cases, Totality Books, CA, 1977. (Dr. Gerson was a pioneer of natural approaches to cancer. I don’t recommend his therapy, however, as it is older and results appear to be better with Protocel plus a nutritional balancing program or the Kelley metabolic cancer therapy as administered by Mrs. Pamela McDougle only.)
7. Kelley, W.D., One Answer To Cancer, College of Metabolic Medicine, 1974 through 1999 editions.
8. Koch, W.F., Cancer And Its Allied Diseases, 1929, Natural Immunity, 1939 and The Survival Factor in Neoplastic and Viral Diseases, 1961 (brilliant books and a little more technical).
9. Moss, R.W, The Cancer Industry, Equinox Press, NY, 1999 (Dr. Moss was employed by Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital and writes about his experiences).
10. Pierce, T.H., Outsmart Your Cancer, Thoughtworks Publishing, 2004. (excellently written overview of the cancer problem and natural approaches, with exciting case histories)
11. Sackman, R., Rethinking Cancer, Non-Traditional Approaches to the Theories, Treatments and Prevention of Cancer, Square One Publishers, Garden City Park, NY, 2003. (ex excellent book by someone who has worked with cancer patients for almost 40 years).
12. Sackman, R., Rethinking Cancer DVD, Foundation of Alternative Cancer Therapies, 212-741-2790. (Excellent long-term case histories, by the patients themselves)
13. Simington, O.C. and S.M., Getting Well Again, Bantam Books, NY. (excellent book about attitudes and cancer).