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.