One of the astonishing and often disappointing
experiences of persons diagnosed with cancer is that their primary
care providers do not discuss measures that might enhance the capacity
of the recommended protocols to extend life. The reason for
this is that doctors were not trained in some of disciplines that
patients eventually discover can make a world of difference in
both the quality of life and success of the strategies used to
The main discipline that is neglected is nutrition,
but there are countless other factors bearing on survival that
savvy patients are wise to investigate. Among these, I include
stress management, environmental and geopathic stressors that are
oft overlooked, emotional ease, and a passionate sense of purpose.
To make this clear, let me just enumerate a few
matters and then you will understand the reason for this checklist
and the information presented on this site.
Every mother knows that her baby requires food
in order to grow. Some parents believe that organic food
is more wholesome and nutritious; but others believe in milk or
scientific formulas. At some point in life, many of us start
eating because the clock says it's time to take a break or we eat
to appease hunger pangs or please the palate. However, just
for a moment consider the following:
- Every cell in the body depends on oxygen and
nutrients that are transported by red blood cells.
- These very same erythrocytes collect carbon
dioxide and waste and disgorge themselves in the lungs.
- Tissues depend on wholesome and prompt delivery
of the nutrients needed to build healthy replacement cells for
those that die.
- Deficiency conditions lead to weakness and
the inability to regenerate.
Now it is clear why nutrition should be a required
course for all health care providers, this whether they use the
material professionally or simply for their own benefit. Not
understanding such basic concepts and their relationship to wellness
is just unacceptable. This said, most patients discover the
importance of nutrition through their own efforts rather than because
their doctors have recommended they look into the physiological
needs of their bodies.
This is another neglected area of critical importance. For
instance, studies have shown that the incidence of leukemia and
other childhood cancers is ten times higher on the side of the
street with power lines than the other side of street. Now,
wouldn't you want to know this if your child has cancer?
There are tumors that consist of nothing but mold. If
you do not believe me, go to the University of Adelaide web site
and do a search for fungal jungle. The photographs will astound
you. Now that you know this, wouldn't you want to check out
your home and work space and perhaps have some evaluation done
to see if mold in contributing to your cancer?
Other tumors seem to be composed of nests of parasites. In
any event, parasites move around in virtually all parts of the
body so if one is parasitized, it would be very smart to address
this problem to see if there is any correlation to your health
and these unwanted creatures.
Dentists are finally waking up to the dangers
of amalgams, but there are some who are still oblivious to the
hazards posed by toxic
dental materials. This said, every environmental dentist
knows of at least a few cases in which total remission occurred
after removal of one or more amalgams. Wouldn't you also
want to know how to chelate the toxins out of your body?
Studies done by Dr. Simonton suggest that women
who are happily married live twice as long from date of diagnosis
to date of death as unhappy wives. Men who like their jobs
also live longer from date of diagnosis to death than those who
do not like their jobs. Wouldn't you like to factor in this
information when mapping your own road to recovery.
I have been counseling people with
cancer for more than 35 years. I believe I have a great deal
of insight into the disease and understanding of the patients who
are faced with this challenging development in their lives. In
these years, I have had the great good fortune to have witnessed
a few spontaneous remissions and a number of other "cures" attributed
to all manner of treatments or life style changes. I think
the world in which we live is far too complicated to credit any
one protocol or strategy with the power to cure everyone; but,
I believe it is incumbent on every patient to find the modalities
and approaches to healing that give the best results in his or
her circumstances. For this reason, I believe the information
on this site will at least empower you to ask questions. It
may also prompt you to do a lot of research and soul searching. You
will never hear me say, "Do this" because I am not bossy
or authoritarian and I believe in the counsel of the Buddha not
to accept anything because He said so or because it is confirmed
in scriptures, but only if it appeals to your inner understanding.
That may be too loose a reference. The Buddha always inculcated
the unfoldment of Wisdom, but in this day and age, there is more
dogma than reliable information. So, once more, I urge you
to gather any pearls you can and string them into wonderful necklaces,
but think for yourself and follow your own inner voice because
your Path to Health is a very personal journey with maps only for
you and resting spots for those days when you need to pause and
With many blessings,