Cancer is one of the least understood illnesses. Three hundred years ago, there was no such disease as cancer. It did not exist. One hundred years ago, cancer was rare, discovered in only one in 80 Americans. Today, one in two men will develop cancer and one in three women will develop cancer. So, what is happening to our world, to our medical approach, and to us?
With the world, the answers are relatively straight-forward. We were all raised with belief that diseases were caused by germs. For cancer, that is not true. Our planet has become progressively toxic. Our air is polluted. Our food is contaminated with chemicals and contaminants. Our oceans are more acidic than any time in history. Toxins, not germs, cause cancer. To quote a saying, the germ is nothing; the terrain is everything.
For our terrain, we need to realize that there are good bacteria and bad bacteria in our body. We need to increase the good bacteria, especially in our intestinal system, which controls our immune system. We have discussed this truth before, so I will not repeat much – except the basics. We need more of a plant-based diet and less of an animal or dairy diet. We need our immune system, primed by good bacteria, to kill those single cancer cells that are created daily in our body.
Cancer cells are created in an acidic environment, not an alkaline environment. To make it simpler, cancer cells are created when our body’s inflammation is high, not when our body’s inflammation is low. Cancer is not just a DNA mutation. Cancer develops whenever your individual cells struggle. Sometimes those cells are not receiving enough oxygen. Sometimes those cells are not producing enough energy. When those struggling cells are overwhelmed by toxins, that’s when they fail to respond. That cellular impairment is what causes cancer – not any germ.
With our medical treatment, there has been a dramatic switch from exploring the root causes of illnesses to simply treating the illness – or just killing those germs. There has also been an equally dramatic shift from helping the body heal itself to prescribing pharmaceutical drugs to kill “whatever.” Today’s prescriptions stem from petroleum-based chemical compounds. The chemicals that were used to kill people in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War are now used as treatment for cancer. Even chemicals from the experiments in Nazi concentration camps.
Let me give you just one example. In World War I, a ship carrying 70 tons of mustard gas was attacked and it exploded. Most everyone died, but a few soldiers, including those who were already diagnosed with cancer, survived. To the doctors’ surprise, their prior cancers suddenly remitted. Later research proved that mustard gas chemicals suppress cancer cells. We have used those same poisonous chemicals as our starting point to find drugs to treat cancer. With each slight chemical variation, we have progressed from poisonous war chemicals to different types of chemotherapy.
There was one fundamental mistake. Those poisonous chemicals kill all cells. Cancer cells die the fastest because they are growing the quickest. We know the term “in remission”; and we know the terms “reoccurrence” and “metastasis.” That happens because the treatment has killed our healthy cells and our healthy immune system. With our current medical treatment, we typically win the first battle, then lose the war. To be transparent, the patient often dies from the treatment, not from the illness.
Let me give you one more example. With our progressive switch in the 1900s to pharmaceutical treatments, 10,000 herbalists were put out of business. Thousands of chiropractors were forced to close their practices. By the middle 1900s, we lost 22 medical schools that taught homeopathic remedies – remedies aimed for self-healing. Within 50 years, we moved completely away from treating with herbs and self-healing. The treatment had to be a drug – an expensive drug. Plants were too inexpensive to be profitable.
However, many experiments showed that herbs, like many alternative treatments, improved the immune system. They might not have killed the cancer cells directly, but they helped the body heal itself. They helped the body kill those cancer cells. With our pharmaceutical treatments, we have reduced our body’s ability to heal itself. We have depleted our body of nutrients, essential minerals, and its own defense system. We have undermined the long-term success of any anti-cancer treatment and we have reduced our chances for survival.
Look at the results. Cancer is not decreasing; it is increasing. The nation’s health is decreasing. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical companies, which create these cancer drugs, the corresponding chemotherapy, and the radiation treatment, constitute a massive multiple-billion-dollar industry. Per year. Treatment of cancer is not an art; it is a massive cash register. The rich get richer. The sick get sicker. We die as the pharmaceutical companies get larger and more powerful.
Let me end with two comments. First, with the election results, everyone will argue that the problem has been Obamacare. I am not political. But the problem is the entire hospital – pharmaceutical – insurance industry. Obamacare is the symptom. Those components are the disease. Second, let me highlight that the current pharmaceutical treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, are NOT the best treatments for cancer. I will discuss that reality – and alternative treatments – in the next blog.
Until then, keep an open mind …
Try to appreciate how our medical system has gone astray …
Try to regain some control over your other options …