I think so and here’s why. I have known a number of people who have died from cancer using modern methods of chemotherapy and radiation. A few have survived and even been healed but more of them didn’t make it and their quality of life before they passed was seriously compromised. Whereas the folks who did alternative treatments lived longer, felt pretty darn good while they were doing their therapies and most of them healed completely. I’d like to share with you seven different success stories. Five of them used exclusively alternative or advanced cures and two did a combination of modern or conventional medicine along with the advanced methods.
The two who did the combination were a male friend and a female cousin. He had prostate cancer and did the conventional protocol, but he also started eating raw cruciferous veggies every day, broccoli and cauliflower are his favorites. Many tests have been done to see if cancer cells will grow in Petri dishes on various substances. Often they do, but my friend shared with me that there is one medium that cancer cells just can’t grow on and that is raw cruciferous vegetables so he has his afternoon snack everyday of raw veggies and dip and is doing fine.
The other conventional and advanced combined treatment I’ve known is my cousin who passed away earlier this summer. But she was given only a few months to a few years to live over ten years ago. She did all of the conventional therapies for her breast cancer but told me that she also took a mushroom supplement everyday. Paul Stamet’s eighty year-old mother was completely healed from 4th stage breast cancer in a manner of months by taking turkey tail mushroom with no conventional treatments. There is a YouTube and TED Talk about Paul’s turkey tail mushroom.
One of the problems with using these advanced or alternative therapies that Dr Richard Schulze, who wrote, There Are No Incurable Diseases, warns us about is that too often people do, “Too little, too late.” Taking mega-doses of mushrooms may seem drastic, but it is nowhere near as intense or invasive as having body parts cut off or fried. The drugs associated with those procedures, like antibiotics and steroids have massively damaging effects, as well as the problems associated with the chemotherapy drugs.
I think my cousin lived as long as she did because of the mushrooms but she said she was only taking a few capsules everyday. That may not have been quite enough. However, she enjoyed seing her daughter married, welcomed grandchildren and was part of their lives long after she was supposd to be gone.
A family friend in Canada was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which you may know takes away life very quickly, usually within three to six months. She heard about and began drinking Essiac tea. She chose to avoid “modern medicine” and last I knew, it had been twelve years and she was still alive and thriving.
One friend had a family history of many young-aged cancer deaths and a number of seriously disfigured surviving cancer members. Some had lost part of their faces and jaws to cancer surgeries. When she started coughing up blood, she knew that she had lung cancer. It took her several months to figure out what to do and all during that time her condition grew worse. She had very little money and no insurance. Having been a student of the raw food and juice movement, she came up with a plan that worked. She used her savings to pay her rent in advance for six months and then asked her organic orange-growing friends to donate and deliver a large bag or two of slightly past-date oranges to her house every week. They did and she made fresh orange juice, rich in nutrients and plenty of vitamin C. She drank over a gallon of it every other day and alternated her days of OJ with days of pure filtered water. She went to bed for complete rest and spent her days reading, resting and sunning for vitamin D. Her symptoms went away within a few months, and she was completely healed, looking tanned, rested and ready in half a year, not bad for a tight budget. Sometimes, “We get by with a little help from our friends.”
Another friend has a sister who discovered that she had stage four lung cancer and decided against conventional treatment. She chose to try the Nicholas Gonzales protocol which is primarily based on the findings of a very successful alternative therapy researcher, Dr. William Kelly, (http://www.drkelley.com/CANLIVER55.html) who was healing people from cancer in the early part of the last century. The Gonzales/Kelly treatment is tailored to individuals, but basically always includes enzymatic therapy, regular coffee enemas, nutritional supplements and a careful diet. On this protocol, my friend’s sister lived an exceptional quality of life with no pain or symptoms what-so-ever and died quickly and peacefully one year later.
One of my dearest friends had a pretty bad pre-cancerous spot on the edge of her lip. Her surgeon scheduled a time to remove it and do some reconstructive surgery. She went home and began applying a little dab of pure, organic coconut oil, every morning and night. When she went in for its removal a few weeks later, her doctor couldn’t find it. He kept asking, “Where did it go?” It had completely cleared up and gone away.
A good friend who is in her mid-eighties had colon cancera few years ago. Much of her colon was surgically removed. Her oncologist mentioned to her at the time that her pH was very acidic. Coffee, caffeinated teas, animal products, meat, sugar, alcohol and refined grains all create an acidic internal environment. After her surgery, she was still feeling pretty bad, but she happened to meet a naturopath at a party and told him what her doctor had said about her pH. The naturopath mentioned baking soda water to quickly compensate for dietary imbalances in pH. She began to take at least a half-gallon of purified water with one half teaspoon of Arm And Hammer, aluminum-free bicarbonate of soda per day. Within days she was feeling much better. Using a pH-test urine-strip from the health food store, she was able to see that her internal climate had changed from acidic to alkaline.
The book, Alkalize Or Die is a little dramatic sounding but the basic theory behind it rings true. I’ve heard it said that disease conditions cannot exist in an alkaline environment. This was certainly the case for my friend because sometime later, she did as we all tend to do and forgot about her baking-soda water. She went to her oncologist for a check-up and her doctor found that not only was her pH very low again but that her Barretts esophagus had turned into a fairly large cancerous tumor. They scheduled her for surgery the following week. She went home and got seriously back on her baking-soda water, getting more than half-gallon down a day. When she went in for her surgery, the tumor was gone. Her physician took twenty-four swatches from her esophagus and found no trace of any sort of cancer cells. That was in just one week’s time and all of the dysplasia that was associated with her tumor was also gone.
I’ll share one last case with you and this was a friend who discovered a persistent and hard lump near the nipple in her breast. She didn’t want to do the medical protocol fearing the serious future health complications that chemotherapy and radiation can bring, nor did she want to risk the removal of lymph nodes or her breast. She began her advanced therapy with immune-boosting supplements, juicing and an impeccably clean organic, vegan detoxifying diet. The lump vacillated from the size of a slim thumb to the size of a tootsie-roll, but it just never quite went away. She decided to step it up and get more aggressive. She did Dr. Richard Schulze’s, There Are No Incurable Diseases, full protocol for eight weeks, including the regular enemas, the daily hot and cold shower routine and the over-heating bath. It was an intensely focused, life-altering event. She was able to do it all, along with being a wife and mother to her family and holding a part-time job. In the last week or two, she applied toothpick sized amounts of a black salve twice a day (Cancer Salves by Ingrid Naiman). The tissue under the bandaid became necrotic. Then she made the black poultice that Dr. Schulze gives the recipe for in his book. She began applying it topically to her breast, s bandaging it and changing the dressing and poultice twice daily. After the second day an area of separation began to from around the edges. On the third, the necrotic area began to rise up. On the fourth day, late at night, it fell out onto my bathroom floor. The concave dish in her breast that it left behind had a delicate fine layer of new skin already forming. She packed the wound as Dr. Schulze advised with fresh fillet of Aloe Vera and it healed, completely, within six months time. She has a beautiful breast with barely a trace.
I leave it to you. Should we call it alternative or advanced? You can probably guess which one I choose.