Alternative Therapies for Cancer

Natural Therapies versus Chemotherapy and Radiation:

Are there any  Alternative Therapies for Cancer that really work?

I think that Dr Max Gerson’s book  is still one of the best books around on the subject of healing cancer naturally. In this book, he gives the results of 50 cases which he treated using his methods of detoxifying the body whilst providing maximum nourishment, mainly in the way of raw food and juices.

I have personally found the Gerson therapy to be of great value over the years in treating instances of severe ill health:  I used a combination of treatments which I took from the work of Gerson, Dr Ann Wigmore, Walter Last, Dr Eva Hill and others.  I was never diagnosed as having a definite cancer growth in the breast:  the doctor who wanted to get a biopsy done, more or less on the spot, frightened me into taking charge, finding all these wonderful books, and getting on with detoxification. Actually, this was my only option at the time- Walter Last, who could have helped me, had moved to Australia, and there was nobody to compare with Walter in Auckland.  All the naturopaths that I went to in Auckland were terrified of treating me in case I died, and they got sued.  This is a terrible situation, really – people die all the time under the supervision of doctors, but somehow things are made worse for the naturopath should this happen.

I certainly didn’t want to die of cancer.  I had young children to rear.  I thought that it  was possible that the lump was cancer, as I had been exposed to 245T and other chemicals within four or five years prior to getting sick  this time round.  If it wasn’t cancer, then it wouldn’t matter, as it should heal anyway,  if I followed the ideas in these books.

All these books were written so convincingly, and with such authority, that there was no doubt in my mind that the methods  would work if I persevered.

About five years  after my  miraculous recovery, on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, there was a spate of breast cancer and ovarian cancer which struck at least six women which I knew.  Most of these women were in their 40’s, and one of these women, alas, was only in her 30’s, with two very young children to care for.

There was quite a bit of herbicide spraying going on at the time, and the vineyards, which had suddenly arrived on the scene, were spraying about chemicals quite close to where people were living. You could smell it on the wind most days in the early spring, at the house where I was living in Shelley Beach.

These cancers happened all within a couple of years.  Except for one cancer ‘victim’, they all underwent orthodox chemotherapy and radiation, and except for the one who rejected any medical intervention, they all died within about six months of undergoing treatment.

My friend who opted for a natural death survived for five years after the last of our other friends had died.

She decided to follow what she thought was a ‘natural’ cure, with the addition of a salad with raw carrot added to her midday meal each day.  She was adamant that no castor oil, or enemas, were needed.

I am quite sure that if she had done the whole thing properly, in the way that Dr Gerson would have prescribed, and that of many another healer, I think she may have been alive today.

Still – there is a Divine Plan for all of us, I’m sure, and sometimes even the best of treatments, followed to the letter, have no impact.

It was the same thing with the son of another friend:  Only so much of a ‘natural’ cure were adopted.  All the hard bits, like taking castor oil, and enemas, were left off the list.  Castor oil and enemas were undertaken only during the last few months of life, when it was obvious, after a whole year of  eating extra salad material with no real change to the diet, that eating a bit more salad in the diet was not going to be the cure.  Mind you, this poor lad had an extremely virulent type of cancer which did not have a great prognosis, even by orthodox standards, so it is possible that even the most strict dietary and detoxification regime may not have helped in the long run.  It is also possible that by rejecting the amputation of the affected limb, that he avoided the stress of amputation and actually prolonged his life anyway.

Not everybody who undertakes natural treatment, which generally means raw food, detoxification with enemas and colonics,  or  other alternative therapies for cancer will necessarily survive.

The most important thing  is that you have to really want the cure to work.  You have to want to live.  Some people only do a  ;cure’   half heartedly, I am sure, becuase they are not a hundred per cent sure that they want to live.  Emotional causes get the better of them, and they never really put their heart and soul into it.

Many people have given up, or give up when they hear that they have cancer.  The emotional shock of hearing that you have cancer is just about enough to finish most people off, let alone going in for the arduous, strength sapping,  soul-destroying and demoralizing  sessions of chemotherapy and radiation.  And there again – if you have had chemotherapy and radiation, then your chances of recovering on a natural, alternative therapy are reduced dramatically.  But some people HAVE managed to do this, Jacqui Davison being one of them.

To beat cancer, you have to be very determined and courageous, no matter what treatment you use.

Some people actually do recover from  cancer using orthodox chemotherapy and radiation treatments, of course, although the cases I know of are few and far between.  Three relatives of mine who suffered breast cancer, who all come from agricultural communities, have all undergone orthodox treatment and are still alive five years later to tell the tale.  Another relative has had leukemia and survived because his dear brother donated bone marrow so that he could live.  That was ten years ago.  Recently, he has had colon cancer which he has had operated on.  These are the successes, the people  amongst my family who have survived with orthodox treatments for cancer.  It is not very many.

But the amount of people I know who have accepted orthodox treatment for cancer and have died?  Uncountable.  Some of these people have been elderly, but it makes one wonder – was the whole onslaught of bizarre and distressing treatments justified in being  given  to these elderly people, when they obviously did not have the strength to withstand such violation to the body?

This is not to dissuade you from taking the orthodox approach, though. You just never know what may really be the best thing to work.  One should get the opinions of several different specialists, in different fields of health before making a decision.

One dear cousin who refused orthodox treatment died after a couple of years, from breast and ovarian cancer.  She, like my friend from Waiheke, and others, believed that she was eating a healthy diet, and did not follow any definite plan to recover health, such as the use of enemas and castor oil to detoxify quickly.  She  had the idea that eating salads with her regular meals would do it, with the aid of prayer, of course. This dear cousin, though, had lost her husband two years beforehand.  He had died at round the age of 40 of a heart attack.  She was left on her own, a young woman, utterly grieved, and having to fight the insurance company for the life insurance which her husband had paid into.  The two years of legal battle, I think, was too much, on top of the untimely death and devastating death of her husband:  I don’t think that she really had her heart into recovery.  Incidentally, her husband was driving trucks for a carrying firm in a rural area, and had just finished loading up his truck at the time of death.  The chances are high that he would have been carting agricultural chemicals for part of the week. which would have caused damage to his heart, apart from that caused by lugging the weight of heavy sacks about.

The most important ingredient for recovering from cancer through doing the hard work on an alternative therapy is emotional support.  It is imperative that you have someone close who will encourage you and keep you motivated.  The other essential is that you need a  period of time spent entirely on your own recovery, without having to work.  This means that you need money, or someone who will support you through the healing process.

So – there is no guarantee that you will recover if you follow a ‘natural’ cure. Some people, I believe, just do not understand what is required to prompt the body into reversing the process of cancer.  It takes an enormous amount of effort, in most cases, with special detoxification methods.  But even then, it is not necessarily a given that you will recover and beat the cancer.

However, many, many people HAVE recovered from the disease using alternative therapies for cancer. You really need to think carefully before deciding on what course of action you are going to take, and whether it will be orthodox, or alternative.

Some books to read which can inform you better about different methods  for treating cancer and other degenerative disease are the books  by Dr Max Gerson, Dr Ann Wigmore, Dr Eva Hill, and Jacqui Davison.

More to follow this up later today or tomorrow.

Curing Candida

Candida albicans is a naturally occuring organism which lives in the intestines. When the body becomes too acid, or becomes toxic because of effete matter congested in the bowel, candida albicans can overgrow. This tips the delicate balance of intestinal flora so that the favourable organisms get outnumbered, with candida albicans dominating the field.

See Merrilyn’s post: http://merrilynhope.com/roundup-herbicide-causes-severe-candidiasis/

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Candida can also take over when the immune system has been shocked. Emotional shock, or environmental shock such as sudden exposure to harmful chemicals, or radiation from  X rays, can weaken the immune system drastically and kill off the organisms which we need in order to digest food properly. On-going radiation such as that emitted from electrical transformers,  cell phones and overhead high tension wires can also kill the beneficial organisms in the bowel as quickly as pesticides and herbicides can and do.

Chemicals in the environment can cause candida overgrowth.

A deficiency of vitamins and minerals can cause candida overgrowth.

An acidic diet with lack of green vegetables and vitamin c rich foods can cause candida.

The symptoms of candida infection are many and varied. You might get one or many of the following: migraines, constipation, loose bowel movements, nausea, dizziness, lethargy, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, sinus trouble, bone pain, nerve pain, arthritic swelling, heart palpitations, insomnia, memory loss, allergies, eczema or depression.

The candida diet is interchangeable with the diet for hypoglycaemia. The idea is to keep the blood sugar regulated without it fluctuating dramatically, hence the accent on avoiding sugar and all foods which have a high sugar content, or are converted to sugars too quickly.

The candida diet is very simple, but you need to exercise a great deal of perseverance in order to get well. This is because, initially, after following the diet for a week or two, you will begin to feel much better. This can cause you to believe you are recovered, which in turn can lead one to lapse on the diet and allow sugars or other problematic foods into the diet. This can set the health back severely, as the candida albicans will race away again at the reintroduction of sugar into the diet. This will result in a rampant candida infection which will require all your best and concentrated efforts to overcome.  The diet therefore is as demanding as that modelled for treating cancer patients -generally, you need to stick at it for at least six months, by which time the immune system  should be much strengthened, and you might be ready to introduce other foods into the diet, like fresh fruit in moderation, and other grains like  barley, oatmeal and rye.

The ALKALINE MAINENANCE DIET FOR CURING CANDIDA is as follows:

The aims – keep the body alkaline, keep the body detoxifying.To do these things,the bulk of the diet should consist mainly of raw green vegetables. Cooked greens such as broccoli can be added to the diet after an initial cleansing period.

No sugar at all

No alcohol at all

No wheat flour products, including bread. Use brown rice in moderation instead of wheat flour. Eat this with alkaline greens, raw and cooked, and olive oil or butter, plus some protein. Millet and buckwheat may be eaten after you have brought the infection under control by following the alkaline maintenaance diet outlined here. Eat the millet or buckwheat  with oils or butter and almonds.  Don’t forget to eat some salad greens either with the grain, or directly afterward.

Eat a green salad with EVERY meal. Never eat food without something raw. Mung bean sprouts are very good, but must be fresh, as yeasts begin to grow on the sprouts after a few days. Wash them well in salted water before using. Other beans and peas can be sprouted. Eat these with protein foods and butter or a good quality oil like olive oil.

No dairy products, except for butter. Fresh, raw goat’s milk might bo good to use at a later date when you have recovered, but for the meantime, no milks.

Use olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil or butter every day. Candida thrives on a diet which excludes these good quality oils and proteins. Oils and butter slow down the aborption of converted sugars into the bloodstream and nourish the nervous system.

No foods containing yeasts.Vinegar is the main thing to watch out for, as it is in many products. avoid: vinegar, alcohol, soya sauce, tomato sauce, chutneys, vegemite, as all these are made with yeast. Eating any food with yeast in it will cause the candida infection to recur. This includes all breads, unless you make an unleavened bread out of something other than wheat, but this is best left until you have recovered and can more safely experiment.

Keep off fruits until you are better. Raw celery is best used as a substitute for fruits, as it is excellent for treating cnadida. This is because it is very alkaline. It  has an antiseptic effect whilst providing roughage which cleans the walls of the bowel. It is good also for cleansing the blood, strengthening the bones and providing iron.

Protein can be taken from a variety of sources, animal and vegetable. Vegetable proteins include:

Almonds. These are especially good, and some should be eaten every day. Avocados are easy to digest and rich in oil which is needed to combat candida. Make sure they are not over-ripe, as they will be harbouring yeasts which will encourage the candida to grow if they are over-ripe. If chemical poisoning has occurred and your immune system is still very weak, you might need to avoid avodacos for some time.

Sprouted grains and beans. These need to be very freshly sprouted. It is important to rinse them well several times a day. Keep in the fridge once sprouted, and keep no more than two or three days. If you have a rampant candida infection, then you will need to wait before introducing any sprouted grains and beans into the diet. Use plenty of celery in this last case.

Animal protein: Two raw egg yolks can be eaten per day instead of eating meat. These must be from an organic, free-range source. Do not eat the white of the egg, as this can cause mucous problems and is hard to digest.

If you follow the alkaline diet, avoid wheat, dairy foods and sugar COMPLETELY, your colesterol will not be affected by eating just two free range egg YOLKS daily. This  practice is very good for the health, as egg yolk contains lecithin which helps the liver in the absorbtion of fats and is rich in iron, Vitamin E and other goodies.

Lean meat can be used in moderation – several times a week.

Try to eat a small can of sardines once a day and eat the oil with it. This is a good source of iodine and calcium as well as protein, all of which are needed to overcome candida infection.

Eat GARLIC with every meal. This prevents candida from taking over.

SEA SALT can be used dissolved in water and used as a mouth rinse after meals. This inhibits candida growth in the mouth. Just half a teaspoonful in half a cup of water is enough.

ACIDOPHILUS tablets or powder can be used. Avoid taking yoghurt which has acidophilus, as yoghurt is not only a milk product, but is a fermented food which can start candida  infection again.

ENEMAS are very important to help you recover quickly. These are needed, especially in the initial stages of detoxification, as many poisons will be eliminated. These can make you feel worse if they are not taken away quickly from the bowel, as they get reabsorbed through the bowel walls and into the blood. Taking enemas will prevent this type of auto-intoxication.

I had the good fortune to meet Walter Last in 1976, and to gain from his insights. This was after my family and I had been aerial sprayed with 245T in the previous year. After the blackberry surrounding our house had been sprayed by helicopter that day, we grew very sick. When my unborn child arrived, she could barely breathe. She died three months later in the hospital where she was being treated for an unidentified illness, although, strangely enough, she died not directly from the 245T poisoning, but from another kind of poisoning – an overdose of ventalin which a 14 year old nurse aid administered. A test tube full of ventalin syrup was poured down my baby’s throat as I watched, dumbfounded, unable to reach her before the act was done. She suffered heart failure within half an hour which resulted in brain damage. One month later, after we had been whisked away by the authorities to another hospital, more or less to get away from the scene of the crime, I felt, she died.

Six months later, my two year old son and I were no better. I had suffered asthma-like breathing from the time the spraying was done, with enormous fever. My son had chronic eczema. This is when a friend from Whangarei suggested I see Walter Last.

Walter recognized the candida yeast condition, and researched it, long before others began to write about it. He gave me a handout on his findings about the the mysterious organism which he thought was responsible for 60% or 70% of the ailments of the New Zealanders whom he was treating at the time.

The methods outlined above are modelled, more or less, on Walter’s prescription for recovery- including the enema.

At first, I followed Walter’s programme religiously, except for one thing – the ENEMA. I thought it would not make a lot of difference, as long as I was thorough about everything else he advised me to do.  Not so – after initial recovery within the first two or three weeks, I suddenly grew extremely sick. We made the journey back to Walter’s clinic. He did a quick iris diagnosis which took all of about half a minute of gazing into my eye, then he angrily said:

‘You have not been taking the enemas I told you to do. If you don’t do what I tell you to, then don’t bother coming back’, and he thrust an enema kit into my hands, charged me for the kit and the consultation, and sent me packing. There was nothing else to do except use it, as no further help would come from Walter until I did exactly as he said. This was the turning point in my recovery.

EXERCISE  ENJOYMENT AND SUNSHINE  Remember to enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors. You need sunshine on the body for good health. Sun-bathe for about 10 or 15 minutes every day. Sun-bathing is best done before 10AM and after 4PM in the summer. It is important not to get burnt. Take country walks, walks on the beach, walks in the bush. Swimming in sea water is very healing and is especially good for helping to cure candida. Rinse the mouth out with the salt water and rinse the sinus passages while you are swimming. Light jogging or skipping is very good also. Anything which speeds up the heart rate a bit is good – candida tends to thrive in people with low blood pressure. Yoga practice is very good – even if you choose just three or four exercises to do each day.

Breathing exercises are good. Yoga Breath, and also the post on Maximize Your Prana Intake.

Deep relaxation should be practiced every day: read my post on Yoga Nidra