Holistic Treatments for Cancer

Alternative Cancer Treatment

This post is meant for information only. It is not a complete account of alternative cancer treatment, nor is it necessarily accurate.  It is not advised that you begin a treatment for cancer or anything else on the basis of what is written here.

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Alternative Cancer Treatment is not promoted by many doctors, though there are some intelligent and intuitive doctors about, for sure, who would not dismiss the idea of alternative cancer treatment.

Many doctors in the medical profession are true ‘healers’, because they really do understand why and how cancer exists, and understand something of the detoxification and nutrition factors which are involved in bringing sick  people back to health.

In New Zealand, we had our own Dr Eva Hill in the early part of the 19th century.  Dr Hill  was a true healer who cured many people,  in New Zealand and abroad, of serious diseases like cancer through natural medicine.  She used herbs,  nutrition, detoxification and meditation techniques.

Walter Last, an Austrian physicist who worked many years in New Zealand before moving to Australia, also has cured many people of cancer and other degenerative disease. Dr Ann Wigmore, an American, is another famous doctor who learned how to treat cancer naturally:  she had had cancer herself, and recovered, adapting her own version of therapy from the ideas of  Dr Max Gerson.    Dr Max Gerson, another  American,  was another  such brilliant doctor:  His life’s work was devoted to helping people with cancer and other degenerative disease.    Dr Gerson’s book on cancer has helped many people, including myself, to recover from disease.  More on Dr Gerson and his book later in this post. Now:

Why haven’t  we got a ‘cure’ for cancer? For a start, the drug companies, which really are the influencing force behind most practising doctors, and most medical schools, do not wish to promote natural cures of any kind, as these will only interfere with the sale of their drugs, and their profits, unless they can take charge of the ‘natural cure’. In most cases, that is nigh impossible, as ‘nature cures’ are very hard work, and require an exceptional determination and perseverance on the part of the  patient, which means that ‘the cure’ cannot  really be bought.

The other reason is that people are very lazy, and do not want to put the hard yards in to get their health back.  They believe that they have been targeted unfairly in that they have ‘got’ cancer.  They, in most cases, want to believe that the physician has  all the answers with his drugs, chemotherapy, and radiation  for cancer.  They don’t want to hear about the environment, how it has become polluted through our own stupid fault, and that we should ALL be changing our lifestyles for clean,  more fairly run, honest and healthy agricultural communities.  No –  most of us  don’t want to think about the extent of it, or make radical changes when we get cancer.   All most people want to do is carry right on doing what they are doing,  succumb to the advice and the treatment by the physician, take their medicine,  and hope for the best.

So we must take some of the responsibility for this stupidity ourselves.  It is not just the drug companies who are at fault here.  They simply are profitting from people’s laziness:  they fit  into the scheme of things because people want to take the easy way out:  by using weedkiller to kill the weeds instead of pulling them out;  and by taking drugs when they get sick, even if they don’t do the trick.

Dr Samuel Epstein, in ‘The Politics of Cancer’, gives many instances of drug companies controlling and monopolizing the ‘healing’ world, and healers themselves,  by putting people out of business, and banning certain products and activities, because they pose a threat to their dragnet of wealth gained from the sale  of pharmaceuticals all over the world.

Whenever a herb or some other remedy  looks as if it might be effective in treating a condition,  then drug companies are the first to step in to try and patent it, or get it prohibited so that the public do not have access to it anymore.  Such an example is  the case with turmeric, and comfrey, or ‘knit-bone’, both of which are powerful healers.  Comfrey, unfortunately, is banned in most western countries now, but turmeric has had abetter fate, because, as it is an important food item in India, it has just managed to escape the hungry mouth of the drug companies  turmeric tiger which wanted to patent it for their own profit.

Drug companies have been known to shut down  the practices of doctors or naturopaths, or other healers who have been successful in treating cancer.  Some famous practitioners have even been thrown in jail and their successes denied, through the actions of jealous drug companies.

I have just found a very important book on the subject of cancer.  It is called ‘The Cancer Conspiracy’, written by Dr Toni Jeffreys PhD, published by Crows Nest Books, P.O. Box 607, Warkworth, New Zealand 1241.  This edition is 2000, although there is an added note in the book which says a further edition will come out shortly.

This is such a great book.  It is well researched, right on the mark, and written with great heart.

Dr Jeffreys has a similar view to Dr Epstein in that she does not have too much respect for modern day medicine, which seems to be linked so strongly, like glue, to the drug manufacturers.

Dr Jeffreys parallels the drug-making machinations to those of the tobacco industry.  It has taken literally decades for the tobacco companies to finally come clean, when they knew all along that smoking caused lung disease, including cancer.  The ‘research’ they did never targeted real issues of health, and were rigged to show favourable results for the tobacco industry.

It is the same scenario now with the problem of cancer:  We are forever being led down wrong trails under the name of research, simply because the drug companies, who are the richest organizations in the world, do not want anyone to find a cure, or point out that the cause of cancer is actually inherent in our sick,  industrialized society.

Cancer is a microscosmic  symptom of  the vast and wide macrocosmic sickness and disfunction which we ourselves have created.

So it goes on.  Money is continually poured into ‘research’, which only serves the purposes of the drug companies, because they decide exactly what things they want to do their research on.  Of course, they don’t choose to spend their research money on the obvious  thing which really would help people and the enrvironment – the cause of sickness – as making people well would not bring them in their money. The whole medical and drug hierarchy relies  on people being unwell, and being reliant on their drugs.

The big business of chemical production and sales begins with the very food we eat.  It is sprayed many times with chemicals which are often made by the same chemical companies, or associated chemical companies, which produce the drugs further down the track, to ‘treat’ us once we have become ill from consuming their pesticides and herbicides.

Alternative Cancer Treatment which Has Worked in Many Cases:

I am really pleased and excited to see Doctor Jeffreys  talk about the Gerson programme of alternative cancer therapy, and the Gerson history:   Dr Max Gerson literally cured thousands of people  of cancer and other disease during his working life.  Of course, not everybody survived, but many did live to tell the tale.

Dr Max Gerson is one of those doctors who was literally hounded by the FDA, pushed on  by the dug companies of his era.  Dr Gerson was  eventually forbidden to practice in America, and was chased away, out of the USA.  He set up a clinic for treating cancer and other degenerative disease in Mexico, which is  still being run,  by his daughter, today.

You can contact the Gerson Institute in Bonita, Califormia, or the Gerson Research Institute in San Diego, California for more information regarding treatment at a Gerson clinic.  Or you can buy the book to  read about his amazing success rates, and gain an insight into just how his treatment works,  basically, through  detoxification  methods and nutrition.

I have described elements of the therapy  which I have found helpful in many posts on this site, but I do recommend that you read the entire book.

Read merrilyn’s other related posts entitled:   Benefits of Castor Oil;  Regrow Teeth;   Regrow Hair;   Detox Diets;   Prevent Cancer;    and Cancer/Post for Anthony for a little insight into just how detoxification and nutrition  can benefit health.

Dr Max Gerson’s famous book entitled A Cancer Therapy:  Results of Fifty Cases,  Station Hill Press, was reissued in 1997.

Dr Toni Jeffreys also talks about the natural treatments of  John Hoxsey and his son Harry Hoxsey, who were famous for their health advice and herbs which they freely gave away.   The Hoxseys were  alternative healers  who were also forced to give up the  practice practice of healing naturally. They were brought to eventual ruin, and the elder Hoxsey was thrown in jail.  A Hoxsey clinic still survives in Mexico, but this is the only place where you can take advantage of the Hoxsey healing herbs.

Read more on alternative therapies:

Lives could be saved if, as well as Vitamin C treatment,  homeopathic medicine were at least given a try in some of these ‘incurable’ illnesses.  Let’s pray that the pharmaceutical companies loosen their strangulating hold on the medicine industry, and let Homeopaths prove the worth of their science.

See Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:

No Antibiotics For H7N9 Bird Flu Virus 2013 Human Killer

Homeopathic Remedy Arsen Alb For Flu Allergies Asthma

Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013

Vitamin C Cures Swine Flu Case

Vitamin C and Cancer

Vaccinated NZ Girl Dies From Meningococcal Disease 3rd September 2012

Health Without Vaccinations Or Antibiotics

Homeopathic Remedy And Herbs For Cholera


Save Homeopathy – Brief History And A Royal Horse Called Hypericum

Best Homeopathic Remedy For Whooping Cough And Croup

List Of Homeopathic Remedies For Ear Ache

List Of Complementary Homeopathic Remedies And Sequences

How Homeopaths Cured Some Cancerous Tumours

Doctors Used Homeopathy To Cure Fibroid Tumours

List Of Homeopathy Remedies For Shingles Herpes Zoster

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Vaccination Alternatives and Homeopathic Remedies For Scarlet Fever

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Aspirin For Cancer

Does Aspirin Reduce Cancer Rates

Aspirin is a synthetic form of a natural medicine which comes from White Willow Bark.  The herb, which is unadulterated,  is the best form of this medicine to take, but even then, long periods of taking white willow bark would not generally be recommended by most alternative therapists.

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The British medical magazine The Lancet has come out with an article which claims that Aspirin can reduce the likelihood of one’s succumbing to cancer.

Mind you, alternative health practitioners have known about the value of aspirin in treating cancer and melanoma for decades.  It’s just that the findings of alternative health practitioners is not taken too seriously on the whole:  alternative therapists do not have the backing of big drug companies to aid their research.  And this leads me to wonder just who is behind this latest ‘Prevent Cancer With Aspirin’ craze?  You can bet that some powerful drug company is behind this:  Watch out for a price increase on Aspirin……..

Yes – Aspirin has been used as part of at least one alternative method for CURING cancer for at least 50 years or more.  Dr Max Gerson found that using aspirin, combined with Vitamin C, was effective in counteracting the pain in his cancer patients, as well as being effective in playing a part in reducing their cancers.  Vitamin C was used with the Aspirin, as this helped reduce the negative reactions of aspirin.

However, this treatment is a little different to what the lancet is recommending.  The Lancet, according to what i have gleaned from the BBC report on the 8th December 2010, is not suggesting that Vitamin C be taken with the Aspirin treatment.  This means that the negative effects of the aspirin will not be alleviated at all.  Also, the lancet is suggesting that people take Aspirin over a long period, which could be very HARMFUL to people.

On the 8th December, the local New Zealand Herald  reported the Lancet as saying that the longer Aspirin was taken, the better were the benefits.  The Lancet studies reportedly said that over 20 years of taking Aspirin reduced  the risk of getting  prostate cancer by 10 %, and that a reduction of  60% for oesophageal cancer was documented, and that the risk of bowel cancer was reduced by a third over the same period of time.

Aspirin Can Cause Internal Bleeding: Dr Max Gerson, and others, did not recommend the use of Aspirin over long periods.  Rather, they saw Aspirin, in combination with Vitamin C to enhance the benefits of the Aspirin,  as being used as a shorter-term medication until the cancer patient had recovered.  And this is because Aspirin CAN BE DAMAGING TO THE KIDNEYS.  ASPIRIN CAN ALSO DAMAGE THE CAPILLIARIES.  ASPIRIN CAN CAUSE STROKE AND HEART ATTACK.  ASPIRIN CAN CAUSE BLEEDING OF THE STOMACH AND BOWEL.

Of course, the Lancet says that you should consult your doctor about taking Aspirin in order to prevent your risk of cancer, or heart disease or stroke.

But why not use your common sense instead?  Aspirin should never be taken as an on-going medication.  Whilst it might have about a 20% effect in reducing the risk of cancer, taking aspirin does not ensure that you never get cancer.  it only reduces the risk  by about a quarter.  And meanwhile, by taking Aspirin long-term, you will be eroding your kidneys, heart, liver, and other organs.

For further reading on suggested natural cancer treatment read

Vitamin C and Cancer

Regrow Teeth

It is possible to regrow teeth.

Of course, this does not happen over night, but given time, whilst following a very strict dietary regime, it is possible to regrow your teeth.  And your hair, as it happens:

A first hand account of how this can happen is written by Jacqui Davison, who followed the Gerson therapy for cancer sometime in the 1970’s.  I used to have her book, called, I think, ‘How I Recovered  Naturally From Cancer” .  This  book was a great source of inspiration for me when I had a breast lump around the same time, and wanted to use a natural cure.

Jacqui describes in her book how she recovered completely from terminal cancer.  She had a type of melanoma which had near eaten her up by the time she found out about Gerson’s cancer therapy.   She used a natural cure to regain her health.  While she was following this particular diet, without realizing it,  because it all happened so gradually, she grew a whole new set of teeth.

The other miraculous thing which happened was that her she also regrew her hair.  Her hair grew back in abundance, and in her natural colour of her youth, which was surprising, since she had had greying hair when she became ill.

The only teeth which did not regrow were the ones she had had capped at an earlier date:  since there was not nerve left in these teeth to supply blood to the nerve tissue, these teeth could not grow.  But all the other teeth which still had the nerve intact regrew.

Jacqui was bedridden and had been given only a few weeks to live when her daughter persuaded her to begin the castor oil-enemas-juices-raw foods-oatmeal porridge detoxification programme which Dr. Gerson was using with much success at the time,  in his cancer clinic.

Of course, Jacqui had a huge motivation in following the Gerson therapy:  She had terminal cancer.  She was bedridden.  She expected to die within a few weeks, and so had nothing to lose by trying out the detoxification programme which involved using enemas and taking castor oil, two things which most people would prefer not to do.

Jacqui bellieved she was dying.  the doctors had told her there was nothing else that they could do to help her.

Jacqui was fortunate that she had her daughter help her and to encourage her in persisting with the diet and the cleansing process.  Not everybody could sustain the same level of  determination as Jacqui did  in following strict adherance to this extremely disciplined therapy described by Gerson. She says in her book that she did not expect anything to happen by following the treatment, but agreed to do it rather more to pacify her daughter, who was, of course, distraught at the idea of losing her mother.  Following the regime  still demanded a huge effort, even with her daughter to help her administer enemas and make juices.

So the time went by – day by day, using enemas,  and sticking to this strict dietary regime.   At first, Jacqui was  surprised to be still alive  after a week or two had gone by.   This feeling grew into amazement  when she and the family realized after several weeks that Jacqui was getting slightly stronger by the day, and did not appear to be dying at all.

Jacqui did not give any thought to her teeth.  Apparently, the old fillings all fell out, but she was so still so sick that the last thing she thought about was visiting the dentist.  Her motivation was to beat the cancer and live.

After almost a year on the diet, with the use of daily enemas and castor oil taken every second day to detoxify, Jacqui was fully recovered.  By this time she had grown back a full head of hair, and also had new teeth.