You didn’t really expect a picture of a placenta or a tumor to lead off this post, did you? (LOL!)
As many of you know, the Healing Cancer World Summit was presented over the last week to over 50,000 people…
This may have been the largest natural and integrative cancer forum ever conducted and as you can imagine, there were a lot of things shared that would be valuable to you.
In the next 5 days – as many days as there were nights for the Cancer Summit – I’m going to review, re-listen and break down the program’s calls so I can share some of the most important points presented – in a Cliff’s Notes version.
My hope, by doing so, will give you some ideas to research, tips to take in for your own use and to give you other resources that I think are valuable.
So not only will these posts be valuable to those who listened in to the program, it will also be valuable to those who did not!
Today, I’m going to start with Night 1 and our speakers were Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez and Charlotte Gerson.
The format of these reviews will be simple… I’m just going to write about as many points that I felt were relevant.
Let’s get going…
1. Follow this “research” line of command…
Dr. Gonzalez talks very specifically about enzyme therapy for cancer. Much of his work is based on the work and research of these three individuals…
I’m a big proponent of learning vertically when it comes to a subject. What “learning vertically” means is taking a concept and digging deep into all those who have helped bring it to light and developed it.
If you’re very interested in the history and treatment efficacy of high pancreatic enzyme therapy (as Dr. Gonzalez speaks about and uses), those are three people you’re going to need to check out.
2. Early placenta tissue (trophoblastic tissue) is very much like a cancer.
This concept to me was fascinating. Basically, Dr. Gonzalez explains that early placenta tissue acts like cancer tissue and only when the the body starts producing pancreatic enzymes, does that tissue then turn mature and stable.
This is a very detailed and complicated process which is covered in much of the reading that you can find by Dr. Gonzalez – but to make it short for you to understand, is that trophoblastic tissues can divide and spread throughout the body and these tissues (not old, mature organ tissues) are the start of the tumor growth process.
The introduction of pancreatic enzymes into the body (or produced by the body) help to stabilize the unstable trophoblastic tissues and inhibits tumor growth.
With that said, John Beard even back in 1911 said that the placenta may be the best way to study cancer. This came to light recently – almost 90 years later – in a study published in 1999. (You can find that here)
It took a while, but regardless, the good news is that this angle is being studied and from Dr. Gonzalez’s clinical experience, the effectiveness of high pancreatic enzyme treatment is being confirmed.
3. The three processes that are necessary for healing.
In Dr. Gonzalez’s opinion there are three processes that must happen in order for the body to heal.
These are (1) adaptation of a diet that fits your metabolic needs, (2) supplementation with essential nutrients (including also pancreatic enzymes), and (3) detoxification.
Doing just one, doesn’t work.
With diet, Dr. Gonzalez takes a metabolic typing approach to his protocol. He does this by a hair test that is available at his clinic. While many cancer clinicians feel that the removal of animal foods is appropriate for all cancer patients, Dr. Gonzalez has seen patients where this approach could be less effective.
So the decision on diet is based very specifically on a person’s genetics – not a one-size-fits-all diet approach.
Included in the detoxification protocols are things like liver/gallbladder flushes, colon cleansing and coffee enemas. (An interesting fact – coffee enemas were in the orthodox medical literature up to the 1950s and 1960s.) As the event moved on, many of these types of protocols were confirmed over and over again. Almost every contributor to the program cited multiple processes and protocols – all included diet, detoxification and supplementation.
Of course, I’m not a cancer clinician, but of everyone is telling you that these things are important, it may be great to start even before you get sick – or at least research them a little further.
4. If you need surgery, get surgery.
One thing I liked about Dr. Gonzalez’s approach is his pragmatism. This means his ability to overlook dogmatic approaches to combine what works. If surgery gives the patient a good chance of survival, he recommends it. If other treatments do as well, then he makes sure the patient gets the best care with all aspects of integrative, Western and natural approaches.
To me, it makes little sense to try to naturally shrink a large and easily accessible tumor when surgery can remove it quickly. Again, I don’t have cancer and have never been faced with that decision, but I think the energy – psychic and physical – that it takes to shrink that tumor could be draining. Its removal could help speed the healing process as well as help the patient emotionally. Knowing that you no longer have a cancerous tumor in your body – I think – could be a good way to start to heal. Otherwise, you may end of thinking about it incessantly, which is no way good for your body’s own ability to handle stress.
5. Speaking of stress… “the stress response breaks down tissues.”
Dr. Gonzalez confirmed quickly that the stress response breaks down tissues and causes disease.
If you’re stressed, you must be careful. A stressed body becomes inflamed and an inflamed body becomes diseased.
6. Let the simple truths set you free…
Moving on to Charlotte Gerson’s talk, I want to be very clear about this important point:
Avoiding all processed materials is one of the most effective ways to heal.
If there is one thing that all experts during this program would agree upon it would be that statement.
The Gerson Therapy is based on this simple principle. If you get the garbage out and stop putting it in, the body begins to heal itself.
This is one of the reasons why many of the new diets that come out into the mainstream work (as long as someone actually complies!) The reason why is because almost none of these plans include processed foods. When you eliminate these from your diet, you can and will heal. (See: Vegan, Mediterranean, Raw Food Diet, Paleo, etc.)
7. “People think they’re smarter than Dr. Gerson, I’m afraid they’re not.”
I wanted to pick out this quote from Charlotte because it says something much deeper about how people tend to go about their healing.
There’s nothing wrong with finding an approach that works for you (for any condition), but what I think Charlotte is saying here is that there comes a time when you have to trust the people who you’ve enlisted for your care to do what they know works best – and not let the Internet, family members or anyone else sway you to do things that may or may not help your situation.
I’ve seen very intelligent people continue to be sick because they’ve decided to go against the advice of a health practitioner because they thought they knew better than a person who’s dedicated their lives to working with people with that condition in a one-on-one setting.
Yes, I’m all for health freedom, but I’m also for finding smart people to help and listening to what they say!
8. All diseases have the same underlying issues – toxicity and deficiency.
Charlotte explains that disease starts with toxicity and deficiency. If you don’t get enough nutrition, you will become deficient and the body’s systems will start to break down. This is one way you get sick.
The second way to get sick is to be exposed to toxic compounds that interfere with the body’s systems.
Any disease protocol, then should include detoxification, eating healthy, nutritious, non-contaminated foods, and supplementation with nutrients that may not be sufficient from our foods.
Wait, didn’t I already write about that (see #3 in this post if you’ve forgotten already, and if you did forget, please note that getting enough omega 3s and detoxifying your body of heavy metals may improve memory)…
That’s it for my wrap up of Night 1! If you want to go back and listen to the entire program, you can if you purchase our very affordable upgrade package until November 8th, 2011. During this time, we have added 3 extra special bonuses that are more valuable than the entire program itself. First up, we have a special 1 hour, live Q & A with Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez. Second, we have a live, 1 hour Q & A with Dr. Gregory Burzynski and Azad Rastegar. And finally, the most valuable of them all, is a full 4 hour Anti-Cancer course with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy (over a $997 value).
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I want to know your thoughts: If you listened to Night 1 (or not) what do you think of these conclusions?