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After the Healing Cancer World Summit, I received a ton of books in the mail and by email…
I would guess I received about 24 or more from authors who wanted me to share their own personal stories about cancer and how others could be helped by using the protocols that they used.
Many of the books were one sided, so for me, I found it hard to get excited about them. From my own experience and research, the one thing that I can be sure of is that different people react differently to certain treatments.
There was one book that I just finished reading that I did enjoy and I wanted to share some of what I took from it here today.
The book is called “Cancer, Step Outside the Box” and it’s written by Ty Bollinger. It’s a massive book that – unlike others – has a tremendous amount of valuable information, so I obviously can’t cover everything here, but I think it will be worthwhile for you to check it out if you have any interest in alternative therapies for cancer or cancer prevention tools.
It has a lot of fantastic information that includes specific foods, supplements, herbs and therapies that natural and integrative doctors have been using successfully for decades (some even more!)
Here’s where you can watch a video and get it now if cancer is something that has affected you or you want to know about natural and alternative prevention techniques:
Now let’s get into my thoughts on the book…
1. The politics of the cancer industry are crooked enough to drive you crazy.
I’m not much into the conspiracy type theories or anything like that, but I do know that important cancer information is being suppressed all the time.
What I think angers me the most is that ego is almost always put before the lives of others. This is in the medical arena as well as public cancer policy.
I’ve talked to doctors who almost violently oppose any natural therapy even if they know nothing about it – policy makers as well.
This is not an issue of lack of education, it’s an issue of expanded egos and likely being massively overworked – so busy that the thought of even changing their belief systems creates massive anxiety.
I think it’s wrong to always blame the doctors, because I’m sure you’ve been in a situation where you’re so busy that everything you respond to is a “no.”
Anyway, what I want to say here is that eventually the results of natural treatments will speak louder than the medical industry and one day we’ll all sit around and laugh at how backwards everything used to be.
2. Some interesting stats on cure rates and alternative cancer success.
I’ve known some of the stats that I’m going to share here, but seeing them represented in this way made it very clear to me that the power of some natural therapies is significant.
Particularly when you consider that 95% of cancer patients who choose alternative routes are doing so in a “last ditch” effort.
Here are those stats direct from the book…
- A true cure rate of 90% or more can easily be achieved by cancer patients who avoid orthodox medicine, go with alternative medicine first, and do their homework.
- The true cure rate of orthodox medicine is 3% or less.
- 95% of cancer patients who go with alternative cancer treatments have previously had the full orthodox treatment and have been sent home to die, meaning alternative medicine is handed a large number of cancer patients already in critical condition.
- For those who wait to go with alternative cancer treatments until after they have been sent home to die, only a handful of the 300+ alternative cancer treatments are strong enough to give them a chance of survival.
- But even for those rare people who do find one of those potent treatments (e.g. those who read this book), at best they only have a chance of survival of about 50%.
I’ve heard many of these stats before, so I’m sure if you dig around you will be able to source them. Regardless, even if the numbers were 10-20% off, there’s still a lot to be said about the effectiveness of natural cures – particularly since they’re being used on people ravaged by conventional treatments.
They’re the sickest of the sick and they still have somewhere around a 50% chance.
3. Is the “War on Cancer” working?
Richard Nixon declared a “War on Cancer” in 1971.
Since that day, over $2,000,000,000,000 (2 Trillion) has been spent on conventional treatments.
Unfortunately, there has been little progress considering cancer rates have not decreased.
Here’s a quote about the so called “success” of this war…
According to Dr. John Bailer, who spent twenty years on the staff of the NCI and was editor of its journal, speaking at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in May 1985, “My overall assessment is that the national cancer program must be judged a qualified failure.”
I’d tend to agree.
Anything that is not fixed after spending $2 trillion dollars on its “solution” should be junked.
4. Simply, a definition of cancer.
During the Healing Cancer World Summit, I asked each expert what they thought cancer was. There were many answers to this question, but many of them linked abnormal cell growth, immune system failure and toxicity.
Each one of these aspects came up regularly, so to me these items seem like clues that can’t be ignored.
In fact, Ty Bollinger presents this simple definition of cancer that you may want to use when you explain it…
Cancer is “hypoxia (lack of oxygen) at the tissue level and immune failure resulting from toxicity and are the prime causes of cancer.”
I love simple ways to explain complex issues.
5. THC kills brain tumor cells in rats.
One of the protocols that I heard a lot about during the Healing Cancer World Summit from listeners was the use of THC to help cure cancer.
This was something that I had previously been aware of. (Not THC, but this particular use.)
I’m an advocate of medical marijuana for those who need it – though I do not smoke or consume it (full disclosure, I did have some experience in college.) I emphasize those who need it, because I’ve seen abuses of the system here in California that cheapen the value of the license.
Anyway, I’m interested in some of the studies that were mentioned in the book since they seem fairly convincing – enough to warrant further research.
Here’s some of the information presented…
“In 2000, researchers in Madrid learned that the THC in hemp inhibits the spread of brain cancer through selectively inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis) in brain tumor cells without negatively impacting surrounding healthy cells. They were able to destroy incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC. But sadly, most Americans don’t know anything about the Madrid discovery, since virtually no major US newspapers carried the story. A 2007 Harvard Medical School study showed that the THC in hemp decreases lung cancer tumors by 50% and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to metastasize (spread). Other researchers have also shown that THC is an effective treatment for Hodgkin’s disease and Kaposi’s Sarcoma. A recent study out of Thailand demonstrated that THC can also fight bile duct cancer, which is rare and deadly. As a matter of fact, the International Medical Verities Association includes hemp oil on its cancer protocol.”
I’d hope to see more study of this in the near future, since it could only make a stronger case for legalizing this medicinal plant to not only allow people to use it for medical cases, but also boost the tax revenues of a state in serious trouble. (Yep, I did get political there.)
(NOTE: I don’t advocate the use of marijuana for just anyone. Usage can have energetic and chemical consequences that can lead to laziness, uncertainty, depression and lack of motivation. As a country and community, we certainly don’t need any more of this.)
6. Some interesting details on hyperthermia…
This was an interesting clip that I read on hyperthermia:
“Hyperthermia is a therapeutic procedure used to raise the temperature of cancerous tumor to at least 108ºF for one hour. It is based on a simple and easily verifiable scientific fact that a temperature of 108ºF kills cancer cells but not normal human tissue cells. In normal tissues, blood vessels open up (dilate) when heat is applied, dissipating the heat and cooling down the cell environment. Unlike healthy cells, a tumor is a tightly packed group of cells, and circulation is restricted and sluggish. When heat is applied to the tumor, vital nutrients and oxygen are cut off from the tumor cells. This results in a collapse of the tumor’s vascular system and destruction of the cancer cells.”
My question is, does hyperthremia only kill cancer cells at 108 degrees? Seems unlikely that other cells wouldn’t die as well. Does anyone have any evidence to substantiate or disprove this?
Let me know!
7. We’re all toxic.
While it’s great to think that since I eat a clean diet, I don’t have any toxic load – it’s just not true.
In 2005, the Environmental Working Group put out a report by Jane Houlihan and Timothy Kropp, PhD, titled “Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns.”
Maybe you’ve heard of this study before, but I have to admit, every time I read it I think about what we don’t know about.
Here’s a clip from it…
“The placental cord blood of newborn babies was tested for 413 different industrial chemicals and found to be positive for 287 of these substances, which included PCB’s, mercury, DDT, dioxins, fluorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, and many other categories of POP’s.”
Basically, what this says is that you’re toxic even before you’re born these days.
8. Breast cancer cause found?
While I don’t know if this is the only thing that is causing breast cancer, it may be something that is worth looking in to.
Some study has shown that women who wear bras can increase their risk of breast cancer substantially (I guess this could apply to men wearing bras as well…)
Here are the stats that came out of a small study done in 1997 by medical anthropologist Sidney Singer in Fiji. He compared the incidence of breast cancer between two groups of women. Ones who wore bras, the other group who didn’t.
Here’s what he came up with…
- Women wearing a bra 24 hours a day had a 3 in 4 chance of developing breast cancer.
- Women wearing their bras more than 12 hours a day, but not to bed, had a 1 in 7 chance of developing breast cancer.
- Women wearing bras less than 12 hours a day had a 1 in 152 chance of developing breast cancer.
- Women who rarely or never wore bras had a 1 in 168 chance of developing breast cancer.
If I had breasts that required a bra (or the “Bro” from those Seinfeld days), this would be compelling enough for me to release them from captivity – at least when I’m at home.
9. A very special herb.
There are herbs for cancer that are well known, but there are also ones that have been studies enough to even have conventional practitioners talking about them (though they’d likely only say there is a possibility they would work, LOL!)
Here’s one that I’m sure you’ve had before and might want to go out of your way to add to your recipes…
“Turmeric (curry) is known as “the golden spice of life” and has been used in Indian cuisine for thousands of years. As a matter of fact, it is impossible to think of Indian food without turmeric. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has several cancer?fighting properties. A recent study found that curcumin can actually repair DNA that has been damaged by radiation.
“This is very good news, because one cannot avoid all radiation sources. According to University of Chicago scientists, curcumin inhibits a cancerprovoking bacteria associated with gastric and colon cancer. (Magad GB, Anticancer Research, Nov?Dec 2002) Yet another anti?cancer property of curcumin is that it is a powerful antioxidant.”
Anyone want Indian food tonight?
(Though I’d question the overuse of oils in many of the modern Indian dishes – at least in the U.S.)
10. Other cool things in the book…
As you can see, there was a lot of information covered in this book and I think you’d enjoy it just as I have. Again, I get a lot of things thrown at me and when I actually do take the time to write about something, it means that I’d recommend it to my family or friends. This book is one that I would gladly recommend with the only caution that it’s worthwhile to gather all the information and then work with a practitioner coming from an informed position.
A few other things that I though were awesome from the book were these…
- At the end, there is a listing of about 10 or so treatment centers that you can contact or research on your own that the author has found useful. I knew some of them, but others I did not, so I now have a list to contact as well.
- There are over 20 different therapies explained in the book that range from complete tools to supplemental herbs, foods and techniques. I already mentioned that the information about THC got me thinking, so if it did for you as well, there are 20+ more in the book!
- There is an awesome EMF grid in the book that explains how much EMF can be emited by certain regular household items and how far away you need to stand or sit to make sure that you get under the recommended 1 milligauss exposure. For instance, even if you stand 4 feet away from your microwave you’re still getting exposed to 20 milligauss of EMF while it’s running.
So if you’d like to get this book now to further expand your knowledge about natural and alternative cancer techniques, here’s where you can watch a video with Ty Bollinger sharing some information about the cancer industry, as well as where you can get the book in Ebook or printed form!
Here’s that link now…
Your Question of the Day: What do you think is a good but under appreciated natural cancer therapy?